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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 26-28, 2018

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1. Gahanna Herbal Trail

When: Beginning January 22, 2018
Time: anytime
Location: 167 Mill St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-418-9114

Gahanna is the Herb Capital of Ohio and this year they are launching The Herbal Adventure Family Fun Pass to showcase local businesses! Pick up your Adventure Pass at Visit Gahanna or any of the participating businesses and begin visiting the local shops to collect stickers and special deals! When participants have collected 5 stickers, you can stop by Visit Gahanna to choose a gift! Click the link for participating locations!

2. Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars at Nationwide Arena

When: January 24-28, 2018
Time: various show times
Location: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215

Watch your Disney favorites on ice this week only!

3. Little Red Riding Hood at Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: January 11-28, 2018
Time: T & F: 7:30 PM, S & S: 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-6672

This 60 minute performance of the story of Little Red Riding Hood is perfect for kids ages 6 and up and includes audience participation! A Sensory friendly performance is also available on Friday, January 19 at 1:00 PM.

4. Messy Art at Piccadilly

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 2501 E. Main St. Bexley, OH 43209
Phone:  614-725-0204

Messy Art is for kids 18 months to 4 years old and allows kids to explore colors and textures while making a creative mess! No clean up necessary!

5. $5 Friday Pony Rides at Horse-N-Round Fun

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7042 Feder Rd. Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-204-5353

Kids and adults can take a 5 minute horse ride for $5! Every 10th rider will be free! All are welcome to show up, no reservation needed, and spend some time around horses and possibly other farm animals!

6. Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 710 Cross Pointe Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-860-5012

Kids ages 5-14 can explore the Simplr STEAM Playground with guidance from instructors on site. This is an open play time where kids can check out the latest gadgets, robots, LEGOs, 3D printing, Minecraft and more! Children can be dropped off and picked up by 7:00 PM. Cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for members.

7. Friday Family Nights at Amaze Columbus

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 989 N. Fourth St., Columbus OH 43201
Phone: 614-947-1010

Friday nights in January get a kid’s ticket for half price with the purchase of an adult ticket! Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

8. Unlimited Pizza Skate Night! at Skate Zone 71

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

$10 per person includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza! Adults who are not skating are $6/person.

9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ – In Concert at Ohio Theatre

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28, 2-18
Time: various show times
Location: 39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the movie plays on the big screen in high-def! See the link for show times and ticketing!

10. SaveTheCrew Pfannkuchen Breakfast at Das KaffeeHaus von Frau Burkhart

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1036 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: 614-800-2987

All you can eat German pancakes plus coffee will be available for $9.99/person. A portion of the process will benefit the #SaveTheCrew movement!

11. Nostalgic Treat Saturday at Bake Me Happy

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-477-3642

Gluten-free bakery, Bake Me Happy is bringing back all your favorite treats for one day only – gluten free! Oatmeal Creme Clouds, Zebra Cakes, King Dongs, SnoBalls and more!

12. Saturday Studio Art: Hot Chocolate at Art With Anna

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

This Saturday Studio Art class has a hot chocolate theme! Drop off kids ages 4 and up! Click the link for ticket info!

13. HOOT 79: Puppies at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Puppies! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter! Recommended for ages 1-8.

14. Mozart’s 262nd Birthday Celebration at Mozart’s

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4784 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-268-3687

Mozart’s celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 262nd Birthday with a big thank you to their customers! There will be live music, pastry samples, a piano-shaped birthday cake and more! At 5:00 PM Chief Guest Vicki Bowen Hewes will share about Dress for Success Columbus!

15. Christine’s Big Hair Adventures Book Signing Event at Half Price Books

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 100 Meadow Park Ave., Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 513-259-7461

Christine’s Big Hair Adventures is having an Official Book Signing at the Half Price Books in Lewis Center. There will be a story reading and giveaways!

16. J.Tiger Martial Arts New Year Buddy Bash at J. Tiger Martial Arts Taekwondo

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6627 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 514-553-7765

This celebration includes free Taekwondo classes, a pizza party, demonstrations and raffles!

17. Family Winter Luau at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 555 YMCA Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230
Contact: Kim.shearer@ymcacolumbus.org

The Family Winter Luau includes activities for all ages like pineapple bowling, hula hooping, bounce houses, imho and more!  There will also be a calming room available for those who need a sensory break! $15 per family for members/$35 for non members.

18. Kids Eat Free at City BBQ

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: your local City Barbeque

This Sunday only, you can get one free Kid’s meal with each adult purchase of $7 or more!

19. Family Yoga at The Yoga Loft

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 9280 Dublin Rd, Unit D, Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-889-2526

Family yoga happens on the 4th Sunday of each month and lasts for 60 minutes!

20. Family Reading Festival at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085

This family-friendly event sponsored by Worthington Libraries includes games, crafts, story times, costumed storybook characters, community agencies an more!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? May 26-29, 2017 Memorial Day Edition

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1. The Main Event at Capital University Main Lawn

When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 2242 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209

This family-oriented evening includes activities, food trucks and the movie Moana!

2. Story Trail Opening at Friendship Park

When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 150 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna, OH 43230

Story Trail reopens for the summer with a ceremony and ribbon cutting, musical performance, games and activities! This year’s story is called The Friendship Bridge and was written and illustrated by students from Gahanna Lincoln High School.

3. Beauty and the Beast & Pirates of the Caribbean at South Drive-In

When: Opens Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: 3050 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-491-6771

Beauty and the Beast (PG) playing with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG13) for a double feature this coming week at South Drive-In!

4. 43rd Annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival in Utica, Ohio

When: Saturday – Monday, May 27-29, 2017
Time: Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 11339 Mt. Vernon Rd., Utica, OH 43080

This annual celebration of ice cream also includes kids’ activities, a parade, artisans and vendors, pony rides, a car show, live entertainment and ice cream eating contests! Kid’s activities include bounce houses, COSI on Wheels, Egg Toss, Magic Show and more! Cost is $5/car. See our trip to the Ice Cream Festival here!

5. Ohio Village Opening Day at Ohio History Center

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Ohio Village celebrates a new era and it’s season opening with an 1890’s-style carnival! There will be special performers, music, fairy floss (cotton candy) and lots of family fun! See pictures from last year’s event here!

6. Asian Festival at Franklin Park

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 2017
Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1755 E. Broad St., Columbus OH 43203

Celebrate and experience Asian culture in columbus with exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, a children’s area, games, food and more! The children’s area will have games, crafts, ethnic costumes and the opportunity to make a handprint dragon. This is a free event and parking is free, too!

7. HOOT 75: Reading at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Reading! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter!

8. Let’s Plant Some Seeds at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614- 878-1301

Hear the story If You Plant a Seed? and plant real seeds to take home and watch them grow! This activity is recommended for ages Preschool through 3rd grade.

9. MAKEbreak Patriotic Projects at Michaels

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: your local Michaels Store

Make a red, white and blue craft: a tulle headband or patriotic slime! (A purchase is required for the headband.) The same day from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, kids 3 and up can decorate a patriotic cookie! $2 per cookie.

10. Family Funday at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Family Funday at the Commons includes kids activities, inflatables, face painting, putt-putt, carousel rides, and more! The movie The Secret Life of Pets begins at 8:00 PM. It is free to enter the event and many activities are free. A $5 wristband gives you unlimited access to all paid activities. The event opens at 3:00 PM for families with children with sensory sensitivity to feature a less overwhelming environment.

11. Family Day at the Orange Johnson House

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

The theme of this Family Day is Grave Rubbings! Tour the Orange Johnson House and then make grave rubbings from plates depicting the grave markers of famous Worthington residents buried at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery! This event is free for members, $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-16 and free for those under 5! Cash or check only!

12. Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players at Maple Grove UMC

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-262-1163

Grammy nominated Children’s musician Justin Roberts will perform at 4:00 PM and games and activities will begin at 3:00 PM.

13. Paw Patrol Memorial Day Skate at Skate Zone 71

When: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

Chase and Marshall will visit Skate Zone 71 on Monday! If you arrive before 1:00 PM, admission is only $.99!

There are many ways to observe Memorial Day around Columbus. Check out Columbus on the Cheap for a full list of area Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies here!

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