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What Should We Do This Weekend? March 3-5, 2017

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1. Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Through Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Daily
Location: 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

This is the last weekend for Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory! Thousands of orchids and tropical plants are on display with an Art Deco theme! On Saturday, you can see the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance perform traditional Irish Step Dancing!

2. Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras with CATCO is Kids

When: Friday – Sunday, March 3-5, 2017
Time: various times throughout the weekend
Location: Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

This is the world premiere of Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras, a story about an aspiring cowgirl who needs a horse! The show is 45 minutes long. See the link to purchase tickets!

3. Friday Fun at Northwest Library

When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 2280 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-807-2626

This program is for children 5 and under and includes stories, songs and rhymes!

4. Kids Dream Family Film Series at Marcus Theatres

When: Friday – Sunday, March 3-5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM each day
Location: Marcus Theatre Locations

This weekend kicks off the Kids Dream Family Film Series going on through April 9! This week’s film is Kung Fu Panda 3! Tickets are just $3/person and there are special prices on popcorn and fountain drinks! You can get 2 FREE passes to the show by clicking on the link for American Family Insurance on their website!

5. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH, 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124

This family-oriented evening starts at 5:00 PM and museum admission is just $6 (5 and under are free)! There will be special activities and the movie The Princess Bride will be shown at 7:00 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase.

6. Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast at Stratford Ecological Center

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-2548

Breakfast includes whole wheat pancakes, Stratford sausage and local maple syrup! Afterwards you can hike to the sugar shack to learn about the sugaring process! Advanced registration is required.

7. Pancake Breakfast at Charity Newsies

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4300 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-263-4300

This pancake breakfast raises money for Charity Newsies, an organization that provides clothing for local school children! There will be pancakes with Chris Cakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice, as well as games and activities for kids!

8. Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Lots of events, demonstrations and activities for kids and teens are going on at the Bricker Building at Ohio Expo Center at the same time as the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend! See all the details here.

9. Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus

When: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Rain or Shine
Location: 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH, 43015

This festival includes an all you can eat pancake breakfast or hot dog lunch! You can learn how maple syrup is made and participate in pioneer activities! Maple Syrup will also be available for purchase!

10. Makin’ Maple Syrup at Gallant Farm

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-362-0274

Come see how sap is extracted from trees and boiled down into syrup! This program is free for all ages!

11. K.I.D. Social Justice Story Time with Showing Up for Racial Justice Upper Arlington

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221

This story time sponsored by Kindness in Demonstration and Showing Up for Racial Justice Upper Arlington (geared toward preschoolers and early elementary) will feature books on fairness, snacks and fun!

12. Playdate in the Park with the Powell Library and Powell Parks and Recreation

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 460 South Liberty St., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-888-9160

This in-library playdate includes story time, a craft and other fun activities!

13. Signs of Spring Hike at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-508-8111

All ages are welcome to take this one mile hunt in search of early signs of spring!

14. Ohio’s 214th Birthday Party at Ohio Statehouse

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:  1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-752-9777

Celebrate Ohio’s 214th birthday with art projects, a tour of the Statehouse, a scavenger hunt, birthday treats and a special birthday surprise!

15. Let’s Go to Outer Space with Columbus Symphony

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 55 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215

This performance is a musical storytelling with a space theme geared toward young children! There will be pre-concert activities beginning at 2:00 PM, crafts, instruments to hold and to play and more! Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite space hero! See the link for tickets!

16. Decorate Diaper Donation Boxes for No Child Wet Behind with Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Art With Anna, 420 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43209

In support of the No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive and Family Fun 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk/Run, you can bring the whole family to help decorate diaper donation boxes that will be dropped off to donation locations around Columbus! There are 40 boxes to be decorated! This is also an opportunity to bring a pack of diapers to donate! If Sunday night doesn’t work, a similar event is happening on Monday night!

 

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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 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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