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

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Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend and we “Fall Back” on Sunday morning! (Sigh, I hate this one!)

1. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124 vc

This week’s story time theme is Rhythm and Rhyme and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

2. Budding Artists at Westerville Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-882-7277

Kids can explore different artistic techniques! This month’s theme is chalk! Recommended for ages 4-6.

3. Kids After-School Movie Day at Grandview Heights Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-481-3778

Drop in for a movie on the big screen! Bring a snack!

4. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

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

Ohio History Center stays open late on the First Friday of the month for special activities and a movie! This weekend’s movie is The Goonies, which will start at 7:00 PM. There will be a crew of pirates to hang out with and you can make your own treasure map! Museum admission is reduced to $6 after 5:00 PM. Ages 6-12 will be $3 and Members and kids ages 5 and under are free. Make sure to “like” my Facebook Page because I’ll be doing a giveaway for this event on Thursday!

5. Doll Hair Salon Spectacular at American Girl Columbus

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Space 520, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Girls 8 and up can get their American Girl Doll’s hair styled and learn how to care for their doll’s hair at this special event. Participants receive a Fancy Fruit Fondue and a goody bag! $20/person. Call to register in advance. See A #boymom Does American Girl.

6. KidsLinked.com’s Learning Rocks! Education Expo & Contests at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 877-543-7801

This free event includes educational vendors, contests, archery tournaments, a Minecraft tournament, Chess tournaments, book signings, writing activities, science activities, rocket launching, trampolines, face painting and more! Parking is $5.

7. Buckeye Book Fair at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-2103

If you’re looking for a road trip, North East Ohio’s largest book fair includes the chance to buy books written by Ohio authors, author signings and readings, plus special events for kids such as writing activities, paper craft activities, coloring and more! Admission is $2.

8. Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Make Day of the Dead crafts at this event celebrating the Mexican holiday focused on remembering loved ones. There will be a scratch art calavera skull and tissue paper flowers to make. Free with admission or membership.

9. Clothing Bag Sale at 2nd Times A Charm

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 24 S. Grener Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-6120

2nd Times A Charm is closing and you can fill a bag of children’s and maternity clothing for $25. Toys and baby gear will be 25% off and shoes, blankets and accessories will be 50% off.

10. National Bison Day at Battelle Darby Nature Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-891-0700

Celebrate National Bison Day with a movie and other activities! See 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids.

11. Candy Buy-Back at Lucky’s Market

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2770 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-447-0258

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Bring it to Lucky’s Market to exchange it pound for pound for fruit! All the candy that is collected will go to oversees troops!

12. Concert Series at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-841-1110

This is a free concert near the playland! This week is Tony Hagood.

13. Mary Poppins at Northland Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Time: Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-410-1135

Mary Poppins will be performed by the Artisan Ballet Company! This is a family-friendly performance featuring your favorites story told through ballet, tap, and jazz choreography, performed by local dancers and actors!

14. The Great Pumpkin Drop at Marysville Fire Station 271

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 16300 County Home Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone:

Watch pumpkins drop (and splatter) from a 100 foot ladder truck! Also included: tours of the fire station, exploring fire trucks, bounce houses and food!

15. Fairy and Troll House Trail at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

Collect materials in the forest and build a fairy or troll house! Meet at the Nature Center! See Exploring Blendon Woods Metro Park.

16. Braids on Braids on BRAIDS! at Bishops Clintonville

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4223 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-670-5307

This is a free workshop where you can learn new braiding styles! RSVP on the Facebook page!


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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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Halloween Events Around Columbus

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Ongoing:

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy (all weekends in October)

List of all local Trick or Treat Dates and Times from ABC6

October 12, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Competition at Worthington Community Center (October 12-14)

Halloween Party at Whetstone Community Center

October 14, 2017

Cam Taylor Pumpkin Patch at Cam Taylor Realtors

Pumpkin Painting at Lucky’s Market Columbus

All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village

October 15, 2017

Pumpkin Patch PARTY at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

Spook-Facular! at The Depot

Mums & Mummies at Westgate Park

Pumpkin Swim at Prairie Township Community Center

October 19, 2017

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 20, 2017

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Build a Scarecrow Contest at Deer Haven Park

Halloween Treat Trail Party at Everal Barn At Heritage Park

Halloween Party at Indian Mound Community Center

Halloween Party at Thompson Community Center

October 21, 2017

All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt at Old Hilliard Main Street

KidsLinked.com’s TreatFest at Marcus Crosswords

Halloween Party at Far East Community Center

Creepside Festival at Creekside Gahanna

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Costume & Candy Crawl at Kingsdale Shopping Center

Pumpkins and Corn at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm

Boo ‘N Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

Pumpkin Splash Swim at Jerry L. Garver YMCA

Trunk or Treat at World Cup Ohio

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Halloween Family Fun Night at Three Creeks Metro Park

Annual Halloween Party at the Park at Jefferson Community Park

Powell Community Bonfire in Powell

October 22, 2017

Trick or Treat Trail at Deer Haven Park

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Halloween Pet Parade & Fall Festival at Easton Town Center

Pumpkin Patch PARTY at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

October 25, 2017

Trunk or Treat at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church

Halloween Party at Douglas Community Center

Halloween Party at Glenwood Community Center

Halloween Party at Lazelle Woods Community Center

Halloween Party at Woodward Park Community Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 26, 2017

Trunk or Treat at Grace Polaris Church

Halloween Party at Barack Community Center

Halloween Party at Barnett Community Center

Halloween Party at Blackburn Community Center

Halloween Party at Dodge Community Center

Halloween Party at Howard Community Center

Halloween Party at Linden Community Center

Halloween Party at Marion Franklin Community Center

Halloween Party at Milo Grogan Community Center

Halloween Party at Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 27, 2017

Trick or Treat at The Shops at Worthington Place

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium October

Trick or Treat Trail at Prairie Township Community Center

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

Obetz Halloween Party at Dixon Quarry

Halloween Party at Carriage Place Community Center

Halloween Party at Beatty Community Center

Halloween Party at Brentnell Community Center

Halloween Party at Driving Park Community Center

Halloween Party at Feddersen Community Center

Halloween Party at Holton Community Center

Overnight Halloween Party at Indian Village (Outdoor Education)

Halloween Party at Schiller Community Center

Halloween Party at Sullivant Gardens Community Center

Halloween Party at Tuttle Community Center

Halloween Party at Westgate Community Center

Halloween Party at William Adams Community Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 28, 2017

HOOT 80: Halloween HOOT at Gateway Film Center

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium October

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory at Franklin Park Conservatory

Trick-or-Treat for Kids & Dogs in Historic Dublin

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

A Haunted Night in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

October 29, 2017

Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat at Grove City UMC

Trunk or Treat at Capital City Church

Baby + Art: Lil Punkins! at Art With Anna

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Hallowen Family Sunday at North Market

Hilliard Trunk or Treat at Ray Patch Family YMCA

Halloween Party at Inniswood Metro Gardens

Candy by the Carload at the Municipal Building Parking Lot in Powell

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 30, 2017

Halloween Happy Hour at Columbus Symphony

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 31, 2017

Spooky Taco Tuesday! at Local Cantina: Grandview

Halloween // Face Painting! at Art With Anna

Trick or Treat In Hilliard by City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department

Boo on Broadway & Trick-or-Treat in Grove City Town Center

Trick or Treat in Powell in the City of Powell

Lots of Area Trick or Treat Nights from ABC6

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

 

Need more? Don’t miss: Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals, 9 Things to do with Your Kids this Fall in Columbus, 5 on Friday: Fall Farms.

 

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Labor Day Weekend Columbus Staycation 2017

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If you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your family over the long weekend, I’ve rounded up a list of events going on over Labor Day Weekend! Don’t worry, I’ll still have my full list of kid-friendly activities to publish later this week, but these are a few fun ideas to whet your appetite in the meantime! 😉 (See 18 things to do Labor Day Weekend 2017 right here!)

Friday:

Columbus Greek Festival at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Columbus Greek Festival is going on Friday-Monday, so you make this a part of any day this weekend! However, you should stop in on Friday because your ticket ($5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free) is good for the entire weekend! That way, any time you don’t feel like cooking this weekend, you can head down to the festival for yummy greek food instead! 😉 Besides food, the festival also includes educational activities, shops, music and dancing, exhibits and a kids activity center! See the link for all the times and details!

McGuffey Lane in Concert at Columbus Commons

Kick off the weekend with a free concert at Columbus Commons! Drinks and food trucks begin at 5:30 PM and the opening act starts at 7:00, so even if the kiddos can’t stay up for a late concert (which starts at 8:00 PM), you can have dinner and enjoy some music before bedtime!


Saturday:

Grand Opening of Donatos Powell

Dontatos Powell celebrates it’s reopening of the new store and the new school year with a block party from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! There will be face painting, guests from the Columbus Zoo, balloon animals and virtual reality games! The first 100 people will get Free 4D movie passes from The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and a Pepsi 2-Liter! There will also be free pizza!

44 Pages Screening Event at Gateway Film Center

Who remembers reading Highlights at the doctors’s office? I do! I do! Headquartered in Columbus, Highlights is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary Issue with a new documentary called 44 PAGES. The Columbus screening takes place at Gateway Film Center and on Saturday, a special family-friendly event is being held that includes free giveaways, a book reading, games, crafts and more! Activities start at 2:00 PM and the movie will be shown at 3:00 PM, followed by a Q&A.

Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons

Head down to Columbus Commons for a free Family Fun Day, Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM! Activities include inflatables, face painting, balloon twisters, putt-putt, crafts, a photo booth and more! A $5 wristband is available for unlimited access to all activities. (Not all activities require a wristband.) Food trucks will be on site and the movie The Jungle Book will be shown at 4:00 PM.


Sunday:

Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio History Center

The Ohio Cup features over 30 teams from all over the US who come to Ohio Village for one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the nation! This is 1860’s style base ball (yes, it was two words back then)! There will also be fun games for the kids, dancing, a barbershop quartet, food trucks, rides in a Ford Model A, blacksmith demonstrations and the chance to try out base ball for yourself! This event is going on Saturday AND Sunday, so you can take your pick! Included with general admission or membership.

Shakespeare in the Park at Schiller Park

Thursday through Sunday you can see the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Schiller Park. The performances are “pay what you will” and donations are gladly accepted. You can reserve a seat ahead of time for $20 or reserve a blanket space for $20 which includes an ATC logo blanket!


Monday:

UA Labor Day Arts Festival in Northam Park

The Upper Arlington Arts festival is held in Northam Park and features around 200 local, regional and national artists. There is also live entertainment, vendors, art activities and food available for purchase! Admission is free!

Dime a Dog Night at Columbus Clippers

Sugardale Hot Dogs are only $.10 each all night (or afternoon) long! The Clippers play the Louisville Bats at 2:05 PM!


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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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