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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 20-22, 2017

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1. Chatterboxes at Treehive play + cafe

When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 337 W Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-681-1456

Parents can have the opportunity to speak with a Speech Language Pathologist from Columbus Speech and Hearing about speech and language development while your kids play! Get ideas for how you can support your child’s speech development at home! No registration needed.

2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears at CATCO is Kids

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 20-22, 2017
Time: Various Times
Location: CPAC, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-0939

See the fun, musical performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at one of 5 shows this weekend! Tickets can be bought online.

3. Sensory Friendly Snow White by Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: for tickets: 614-224-6672

This sensory-friendly performance of Snow White features lower volume, more light and other sensory-friendly adjustments. Tickets are selling fast for Snow White, so make sure to get yours ASAP if interested!

4. Free Cupcake Day at LuLu’s Sweet Shop

When: Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21, 2017
Time: beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday and all day Saturday until cupcakes have run out!
Location: 14 W. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-394-8193

Free Cupcake Day means exactly that! Choose between 4 flavors, one per person!

5. Valentine Event at Connells Maple Lee Kids Club

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: all Connells Maple Lee locations
Phone: see details below

Kids ages 5 to 12 can make a special “Be Mine, Valentine!” arrangement! Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

6. Create Your Own Puzzle at Upper Arlington Library

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

In honor of National Puzzle Day, kids can play with puzzles and make their own puzzle! Must be in grades 3-5. Register online!

7. 23rd Birthday Bash at Vertical Adventures

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-8393

Vertical Adventures is turning 23! Guests and members are welcome to celebrate with them with a golden ticket hunt, a kid zone, free clinics, swag and more!

8. Saturday Story Stomp at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch

When: Saturday January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 5590 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-645-2275

Kids ages 2-6 are welcome to this story time that includes music and movement!

9. Princess and Pirate Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: Check in begins at 12:00 PM, Pre-Game Skate at 1:00 PM
Location: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-246-3280

The Princess and Pirate Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets includes a pre-game skate with pirates and princesses, a craft and tickets to the Blue Jackets game against the Hurricanes! Also included in your ticket is a discount to Disney on Ice! See more details here.

10. Pete’s Dragon at Upper Arlington Library

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

(Free) tickets are required to enter and are available 20 minutes before the movie.

11. To the Moon and Back! Rocket Craft at Lakeshore Learning

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 2148 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1710

Kids ages 3 and up can make a free rocket craft this week at Lakeshore Learning!

12. KidX: Career Day! at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: 614-456-0180

Kids can enjoy activities that help them explore what they want to be when they grow up including face painting, balloon art, crafts, games, dress up, photo booth and more!

13. Launch Party for Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Coffee Connections of Hilliard, 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Celebrate the launch of Columbus Kids Do Good by making Valentine’s Day cards for the kids at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and packing lunch bags for the homeless! There will also be a playroom, hot chocolate bar and lots of fun for the whole family!

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*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 or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 13-16, 2017 MLK Jr. Day Edition

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We’re heading into a 3-day weekend for many people and there are several ways to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the weekend! Here are 16 things you can do with your kids in and around Columbus! Enjoy!

1. Snow White at Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: Thursday – Sunday, January 12-15, 2017
Time: Thursday and Friday: 7:30 PM, Saturday: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-6672

This 1-act adaptation of Snow White includes audience participation and is recommended for ages 3 and up!

2. PBJ & Jazz at Lincoln Theatre

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 769 E Long St’, Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-294-5400

The Sean Carney Band is featured at your choice of two jazz concerts (10:00 AM and 11:30 AM) and each child receives a PBJ sandwich, juice and a cookie! Cost is $5 per person with a family max of $20.

3. Winter Movie Series: Frozen at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Watch the movie Frozen on the big screen at COSI!

4. First Responders Night with Ohio State Hockey

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: OSU game starts at 2:00 PM, First Responders at 4:30 PM
Location: Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

This annual hockey face-off between the Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Fire Department raises money to support first responders in Columbus and throughout Ohio! Your ticket includes 2 hockey games (including OSU), a performance by the Columbus Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, an interactive emergency vehicle display, the opportunity to see K9 and horse mounted patrol and more! Tickets available online!

5. Happy Birthday Martin! at Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Saturday January 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: 1600 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-645-2275

Kids age 3-11 are invited to this event to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. There will be stories, a craft and more!

6. LEGO Club at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

There is a LEGO challenge and theme that will be revealed at the program! Kids can join together in teams or complete the building challenge individually!

7. Peter and the Wolf at Columbus Symphony

When: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Davidson Theatre in the Vern Riffe Center, 55 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-9600

This concert is geared toward children and the story of Peter and the Wolf is told through different instruments! Arrive early (2:00 PM) for crafts, instruments to see and play, musical tattoos and more! Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal!

8. MLK Skate Weekend at Skate Zone 71

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

All ages are welcome at this family day skate! If you arrive before 11:30 AM your admission is only $.99!

9. Open Play at SuperGames

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd Ste A, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-846-8946 ext. 306

Check out the special hours of open play at SuperGames! Availability is limited to the first 150 children so arrive early!

10. Free Admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission on MLK Jr. Day! Parking is $10 per car.

11. $5/Child Play Day at Brick of Dreams

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 6190 Shamrock Ct, Ste C., Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-766-0000

A special price of $5/hour per kid is being offered Monday only at Brick of Dreams!

12. Power of Words in Stories at Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Monday January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 1600 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-645-2275

This special Ready for Kindergarten Storytime celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special story and activities! Appropriate for ages 3-6 years.

13. Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Worthington United Methodist Church

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 600 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Worthington’s community celebration will include speaker Reginald Dwayne Betts and performances by Capriccio adult and youth choirs!

14. The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Monday January 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

See The Bubble Lady blow amazing bubble creations!

15. MLK Day Open House at The King Arts Complex

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-645-5464

This free community event is open to adults and children to experience musical and live theater performances, learn about the civil rights movement, see an art exhibition and do art activities!

16. No School Craft Day at Canvas Creations for You

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 325 S. Sandusky St #206, Delaware, OH
Phone: 614-450-2239

Come in for canvas painting and special prices on string art and stencil art! (Bring a hammer for string art!)

17. MLK Celebration and March at East High School

When: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 1500 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205

The Annual City of Columbus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march takes place on Monday at 4:00 PM and  will feature a program with Keynote Speaker Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. RSVP online!

18. Happy Birthday Martin! at Shepard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Monday January 16, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 850 N. Nelson Rd., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-645-2275

Families are invited to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with a read aloud, craft and literacy activity! There will be refreshments served.

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*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 or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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