What Should We Do This Weekend? Feb 26-28, 2016

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Do you have a toddler in the Daniel Tiger phase?  Oh my.  I have a distinct memory of getting up in the middle of the night to feed my newborn and the ditty “it’s ok to feel sad sometimes . . . little by little, you’ll feel better, again,” running through my head.  My oldest son was 3 at the time and in a major Daniel Tiger phase.  I’m not going to read into why that song was running through my head . . . ANYWAY, I digress . . . If you have a little one in that phase, you (I mean your little one) has the chance to see him live . . . There are some other fun things going on this weekend.  I learned a few new things putting together this post and I’m looking forward to trying them out!  ALSO – there’s a link for free movie tickets!

1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live at Palace Theatre

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM
Location: 34 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

The cartoon spin off of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood is a musical with lots of singing and dancing and all of your favorite characters from the show.

2.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at your local Barnes and Noble Store

When:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location:  all Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by making your own Cat in the Hat hat, pinning the tail on Horton and enjoying a special story.

3.  The Bubble Lady at the Franklin Park Conservatory

When:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:  11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203

The Bubble Lady entertains with unbelievable bubble creations!  Free with admission.

4.  The Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show at the Ohio Expo Center

When:  Saturday February 20 – Sunday, February 28, 2016
Location: 717 E 17th Avenue Columbus, OH

The Home and Garden show is going on and there are two events on Saturday tailored to children that you might want to check out:

12:00 PM See Animals from The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – “Get up close and personal with a selection of animals from the zoo. Learn more about their habitats, what they eat and how they act.”

3:00 PM Dr. Insecta’s Bug Lab Experience “Ready to get bugged? Children and grownups will get to meet the stars of the bug lab stage show, including Rhonda The Roach, Morticia The Tarantula and Darth Vader The Scorpion. Get ready for a close encounter of an insect kind.”

5.  Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Center, Polaris 

When:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:  11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location:  2148 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240

Children ages 3 and up can create a “Fantastically Funny Fish” for free!  No registration required.

6.  Kids Dream Winter Film Series featuring Pan

When:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 26, 27 and 28, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM
Location: Marcus Theaters, two locations:

Crosswoods Cinema
200 Hutchinson Ave.
Columbus, OH 43235

Pickerington Cinema
1776 Hill Road North
Pickerington, OH 43147

Admission is only $3.00 to see favorite family movies.  There are also concession specials.  You can get free tickets to the show by visiting an American Family Insurance agency – OR there is a link on the website above  (or here) to print FREE passes – no catch!

7.  Ohio’s Birthday Party at the Ohio State House

When: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: 1 Capital Square, Columbus, OH 43215

Free, family-friendly event celebrates Columbus’ 213th birthday!  Includes crafts, tours, a scavenger hunt and a birthday surprise at 2:00 PM!

 

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 5-7, 2016

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Here are five things you can do with your kids this weekend!

1.  Make a Valentine’s Mailbox at Home Depot

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Home Depot locations nationwide
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Age range: 5-12
Address: your local Home Depot
Register online using the link in the title.
Cost: Free

Build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.  Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.

2.  Disney on Ice – Let’s Celebrate!

Date: Wednesday through Sunday, February 3-7, 2016
Time: multiple showtimes throughout the weekend
Cost: Tickets start at $20 plus applicable service fees
Address: Nationwide Arena

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Come join the party when Disney On Ice skates into your hometown!

3.  The Magic Nate Show

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 10:30-11:10 AM
Location: Upper Arlington Public Library – Main Library, Atrium
2800 Tremont Rd
Upper Arlington , OH 43221
Phone: (614) 486-9621

Central Ohio’s own Magic Nate will bring his marvlous mix of classic and modern magic tricks to the atrium this morning. Be prepared to be amazed! Recommended for ages 4-100!

4.  Snow Day! 

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Northwest Library
2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, 43235
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Age Range: ages 2-5
Phone: (614) 807-2626
Cost: FREE

Drop in for winter-themed crafts, activities and messy fun!

5.  Sanity Saver!

Date: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7, 2016 (event happens both days)
Location: Highbanks Metro Park, Nature Center
9466 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Age Range: All Ages
Phone: (614) 508-8111

Get the kids out of the house and into the Nature Center to enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, activities and watch a few Wild Kratt adventures.

 

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Jan 29-31, 2016

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Here are five things you can do with your kids this weekend!

1.  Carpe Diem’s Free Family Concerts

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Location: McConnell Arts Center
Hours: Sunday 1-1:45 p.m.
Address: 777 Evening Street, Worthington, 43085
Phone: 614-431-0329, 614-205-8160

Carpe Diem String Quartet’s free Sunday concerts for families are fun, hands on, and entertaining! All ages are welcome!

2.  Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Songbirds

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $13 (free for members)
Address: 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Make a colorful paper songbird to brighten up your winter day. Free with admission.

3.  Family Friday Night at COSI

COSI offers extended hours (open until 9PM!) and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $11 after 5pm and includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions. (Free for members.)

4.  Pre-K Storytime at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Join one of our dynamic volunteers for Preschool Story Time at 10am on Thursday and Saturday mornings. Enjoy a nature based story in our beautiful library and bird viewing room. After the story your little ones can romp and play in the Forest Room where they can dress up like birds, play with puppets and climb into the tree tops in our forest.

These are drop-in programs, registration is not required.

Place: Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Date:  Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Fee: Free
Age Range:  3-5

5.  Saturday Story Stomp!

Date: Saturday January 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Karl Road Library, 5590 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

Age Group: 2-6 years
An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families

 

*Please be aware that most information has been taken from the websites of these organizations and is subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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