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What Should We Do This Weekend? April 6-8, 2018

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16 family friendly events in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

1. Free Petting Zoo at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Monday – Sunday, April 2-8, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Enjoy free admission to the petting zoo all week at Olentangy Indian Caverns! See 10 Things to do at Olentangy Indian Caverns.

2. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus Ohio, 43211
Phone: 1-800-686-6124

Ohio History Center stays open for special hours on the first Friday of the month! Admission after 5:00 PM is just $6, kids ages 6-12 are $3 and kids under 6 (and members) are free! There will be crafts and a showing of the movie Willow at 7:00 PM. Tickets are first come first served. See all there is to do at Ohio History Center!

3. Preschool Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 710 Cross Pointe Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-860-5012

This new Open Lab is for preschoolers! Kids age 3-5 can “Learn. Build. Play” in this open environment that offers toys and gadgets where kids can learn about STEAM concepts. Drop in. $10/child. Adults must stay. Have older kids? Check out Open Lab on Friday night or Open Lab Saturdays for ages 5-14.

4. Mother/Son Adventure Night at Prairie Township Community Center

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 5955 W. Broad St., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-907-7990

Moms and sons can enjoy dinner together and then activities and games in the gym!

5. International Kids’ Yoga Day – Youth Yoga Project Class at Rise Yoga Ohio

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4032 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: 614-506-7255

On International Kids’ Yoga Day, Rise Yoga and Youth Yoga Project are offering a class for kids ages 6-13. There will be breathing exercises, yoga practice, coloring and games! The class is donation based (suggested donation $20) and all donations will benefit the Youth Yoga Project which is bringing yoga into under-resourced schools.

6. Lady Tutu 5k and Little Princess Dash at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, OH 43219

This 5K run/walk and Princess Dash celebrates girls and women! Make sure to wear your tutu! Register online!

7. Spring Kiddie Consignment Sale at Grace Polaris Church

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: 8225 Worthington Galena Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-888-7733

This huge children’s consignment sale features children’s clothing for all ages, baby items, maternity clothes, toys, accessories and more! Half Price Sale begins at 1:00 PM!

8. Easter Adventure at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

Looking for a road trip? Enjoy food, a corn box, a scavenger hunt and several egg drops throughout the day! The animal park will also be open! See our trip to The Farm at Walnut Creek.

9. Window Birdhouse Workshop at Home Depot

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: your local Home Depot

Kids can build a birdhouse and decorate it with paint and stickers. Parents must accompany child. Kids receive a free certificate of achievement, an apron and commemorative pin.

10. Spring Break Special: Kids Fishing at Three Creeks Metro Park

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 3860 Bixby Road Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-208-2874

Kids ages 15 and under can meet at Heron Pond to catch fish!

11. Open House 2018 at Museum of Biological Diversity at Ohio State University

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1315 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-292-7773

View collections of plants and animals, participate in activities for kids and adults, pet insects, see a giant outdoor fish tank and more!

12. Family Fun with Chris Rowlands at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000
Nature educator Chris Rowlands will perform original songs about nature and animals with his puppet friends! Shows at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Included in admission or membership.

13. Natural Play Area Adventures: Fairy, Elf & Bug Houses at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-315-5520

Gather natural items and plants to build fairy, elf and bug houses in the Natural Play area! Ideal for ages 5-12.

14. Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

The Columbus Zoo visits Franklin Park Conservatory once a month bringing different animals to visit!

15. Free Family-friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica Woodwind Trio at Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

All ages are welcome to explore music from a different time period during this free family concert by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra!

16. Family Paint Class: Creative Peacock at Art With Anna

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave, Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Paint together as as a family! This week’s project is a Creative Peacock.  Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? March 30-April 1, 2018: Easter Edition

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20 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe presented by Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: Mar 29 – Apr 22, 2018
Time: multiple shows throughout the weekend
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park Street, Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: 614-224-6672

Watch The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe performed by Columbus Children’s Theatre. The play lasts for 90 minutes and is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

2. Good Friday // Mini-Art-Camp at Art With Anna

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Ages 4 and up can paint, draw, cut and glue to make a cactus collage! $30/artist.

3. Early Bird 99 Cents Skate at Skate Zone 71

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

Admission is just $.99 during these special Early Bird hours at Skate Zone 71!

4. Rain Sticks Craft with Fit4Mom Dublin at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Dublin, OH 43016

The Fit4Mom Dublin group is hosting a rain stick craft time! You can attend just the craft time or the workout too!

5. Super $5 Friday at Horse-N-Round-Fun

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7042 Feder Rd. Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-204-5353

Super $5 Friday includes a pony ride, petting zoo, bounce house, small trampolines and pizza! The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance! It is an additional $2 to take your own picture with the Easter Bunny. All ages are welcome!

6. Family Friday Night at COSI

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

On the last Friday of each month, COSI offers extended hours (open until 9PM!) and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youth and includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions plus a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater! (Free for members.)

7. National Take a Walk in a Park Day at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Nature Center, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-890-7529

Celebrate National Take a Walk in a Park Day day with a 1.5-mile walk in the woods. Need more ideas? check out these 6 Central Ohio Metro Park Playgrounds!

8. For Families: Wildlife Night Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park

When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-891-0700

Families can take a one mile hike to look for animals! Meet at Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board.

9. KidsLinked.com’s Hilliard KidsFest & Bunny Run at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: registrations begin at 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 5035 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 877-543-7801

This free family event includes a Bunny Run, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp Expo, bounce houses, character appearances, face painting, balloon artist and more!

20. 2018 Westerville Bunny Hop 5K at Westerville Sports Complex

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-846-5625

The whole family can participate in the annual Westerville Bunny Hop 5K before the community Egg Hunt!

10. Last Day to Come and Play at the Old AHA! at AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 315 S Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-653-1010

AHA! is building a new location and this Saturday will be your last chance to play at the old location! The new location opens on April 23rd!

11. Easter Celebration at PARTY Like It’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, March 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 7227 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-468-1159

All ages are welcome at this Easter Celebration that includes crafts, adopt a bunny, fun egg decorating, games, snacks and more! Space is limited!

12. Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hanners Park

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 458 Groveport Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Children ages 10 and under can participate in this free Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt will be divided by age group and there will be prizes in each category!

13. 10 Year Anniversary Sale and celebration at Moody Street Trains

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 3588 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-262-1945

Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Moody Street Trains with discounts and pizza!

14. Miss Marlene and the Easter Bunny at the Dublin Toy Emporium

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location:  28 N High St, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-389-1467

Miss Marlene will be singing your favorite songs at the new Dublin Toy Emporium! The Easter Bunny will be there, too! (Bring your camera!) Tickets are $5. Tickets may sell out so buy your ticket in advance at the store!

15. City of Delaware Easter Egg Hunt & Kite Flying Festival at Delaware Veterans park

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  1121 S. Houk Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-203-3051

This community Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 11:00 AM and will be divided by ages. Bring your own basket! There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny! Afterwards you can fly your own kite on the fields! Food trucks will be available!

16. Easter Egg Hunt at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-891-0700

This egg hunt will be divided by age! Search for candy filled eggs in the fields! Meet at Buzzards Roost Picnic Area.

17. Baskin-Robbins Celebrate 31 at Baskin-Robbins Shops

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: all Baskin-Robbins locations

Celebrate the 31st day of the month with all 31 flavors at Baskin-Robbins! They’ll be selling $1.50 scoops!

18. Cookie Decorating at The Burlap Sunflower

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 3840 Lattimer St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-989-1638

Decorate your own spring-themed cookies with fondant and edible markers! The cost is 6 cookies for $12 or 12 cookies for $20.00. First come-first served unless you prepay. Contact info@sophisticakeit.com to prepay! All ages are welcome.

19. Easter Slime at Michaels

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: your local Michaels store

All supplies will be provided for this activity including pre-made slime! Fill a cute Easter container with slime and see a demo of Elmer’s Magical liquid!

20. Easter Egg Hunt at lilylimes

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: 7227 N High St Ste 94A, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-448-1222

lilylimes’ annual Easter Egg Hunt starts at 2:00 PM but the Easter Bunny will be roaming the mall from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and available for pictures from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (bring your own camera).

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What Should We Do This Weekend? March 16-18, 2018

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1. KidX Leprachaun Scavenger Hunt at Indian Mound Mall

When: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 771 S. 30th St., Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-522-6620

The 2nd annual Leprachaun Scavenger hunt includes crafts, snacks and face painting! Find your first clue in the Center Court in front of Justice! This is a free event!

2. Kids Lucky Rainbow at Aprons and Easels

When: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 5512 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-529-6060

Kids can paint their own lucky rainbow! Cost is $12. Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Register online.

3. Oakland Nursery Spring Fling! at Oakland Nursery

When: March 10-18, 2018
Time: Store opens at 8:00 AM on Saturdays
Location: 1156 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43224
Phone: 614-268-3511

This Saturday is Art Weekend and includes a free Kid’s Carnival from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Bring the Farm to You from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and St. Patrick’s Day-themed games and crafts!

4. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! at StoryPoint Grove City

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 3717 Orders Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-871-9622

Breakfast with the Bunny includes a hot breakfast and drink, crafts, egg hunt and visit with the Bunny. Bring your own camera for pictures. You must call in advance to register. $10/family.

5. Special Saturday at Get Air Columbus

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 3708 Fishinger Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 801-917-1935

On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, Get Air offers a Special Needs jump with music at a lower volume and special accommodations as needed! $10/jumper and $10/caregiver. First caregiver jumps free!

6. Easter Open House 2018 at Anthony-Thomas Candy Company

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1777 Arlingate Ln., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-274-8405

Get a free tour of the chocolate factory and meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy in-store specials including chocolate covered strawberries while you’re there!

7. All Aboard for Railroad Fun at the Sandel Legacy Trail House

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-524-8600

Watch model trains travel through a miniature village and meet the model railroaders who created the sets!

 8. Plant a Shamrock at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Kids can plant a shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day! Free with admission or membership.

9. St. Patrick’s Day Tastings at Rocket Fizz

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 944 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-525-0052

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with special samplings of The Original Green River Soda and Rocket Fizz’s Irish Cream Taffy!

10. MAKE break Bunny Tail Clay Pot at Michaels

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: your local Michaels Store

Kids can decorate a clay pot and make a yarn bunny tail to peek out of it! When you purchase the clay pot, all other supplies will be provided!

11. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068
Phone: 614-508-8111

Go on a scavenger hunt to look for green things in the park!

12. Give That Girl The Mic Presented by Eryn PiNK Ltd. at Lincoln Theatre

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

This is the 5th anniversary of Give That Girl the Mic, an annual, all girl talent showcase where girls can share their talents with friends and family! This is a celebration of girls and their talents! Tickets are $10/person, children 3 and under are free.

13. Sensitive Bunny at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Visit the Sensitive Bunny in a sensory-friendly environment with music and lights off and limited crowds. This is a free event but you must register online in advance. At the writing of this post, there were just a few slots left!

14. Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 570 W. Schlock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-394-8788

There will be a free seed sewing craft for kids and beer specials for the grown ups! Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site!

15. Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1775 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-508-8111

Take a one mile hike to find the bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park! Meet at Nature Center.

16. Eggstravaganza at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH, 43035
Phone: 614-508-8111

Learn about eggs and spring through games and activities plus take a hike to hunt for bird nests and visit treat stations. Meet at Highbanks Big Meadow Picnic Area.

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