What Should We Do This Weekend? March 9-11, 2018

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

1. Member Night at COSI

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

This special night is for COSI Members only and includes special activities, a storyteller, a Deep Space Q&A, Dancemania, a Family Pizza Meal Deal and other discounts! Free for members, No reservations required.


2. Parents Night Out at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

When: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 555 YMCA Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-416-9622

Kids age 6-12 can be dropped off for a parent’s night out! The night’s theme is March Madness! There will be basketball, swimming and dinner provided! Register online or at the front desk. Cost: $15/members, $35/non members.


3. Family Game Night at Prairie Township Community Center

When: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 5955 W. Broad St., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-907-7990

Families can hang out and play board games and active games. Games include a live action Hungry, Hungry, Hippos, 4 Square, and Candy Land!

4. Night at the Cinema at Grace Polaris Church

When: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 8225 Worthington Galena Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-888-7733

This free family-friendly concert includes clips from your favorite movies on the big screen accompanied by a live score from the Grace Orchestra and Big Band!

5. 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 Science Weekend! There will be a free kids carnival, The BUGMan with live insects from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, kid friendly science activities from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM and a crafts and game tent!


6. Camp Lazarus Maple Syrup Festival (2nd Saturday) at Camp Lazarus

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015

This is the second Saturday of this festival! There will be pancakes and sausage for $5 and hotdogs and chips for lunch! Learn how maple syrup is made and participate in fun activities! Admission to the festival is $5 and there may be a small charge for other activities.


7. Opening Day at Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

The butterflies return to Franklin Park Conservatory! There will also be a color-themed scavenger hunt to create a rainbow necklace!


8. Unicorn Adoption PARTY at PARTY Like it’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: ​614-844-3846

Kids can adopt their own unicorn complete with an adoption certificate and a home they decorate for their unicorn! They will make their unicorn a necklace and participate in additional crafts and snacks!

9. 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in City of Dublin, Ohio

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Historic Dublin, Ohio

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade of over 100 units through Historic Dublin! Other events that day include a pancake breakfast, the Inflation Celebration, a performance by The Hooligans and the Blarney Bash!

10. Carnival of the Animals (sensory friendly) at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 614-245-4701

This sensory friendly concert is just $8/ticket at the door! The feature is Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals”!


11. Dublin Blarney Bash

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: 555 Metro Place N., Dublin, OH 43017

Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the whole family! There will be a Wee Folk area for kid that includes games, crafts and fun from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM, food trucks, Irish dancing, animal visitors from the Zoo, wandering magician acts, fairies, a balloon artist, cultural exhibits and more! Tickets are $10/person at the gate and free for 12 and under! All proceeds benefit the Dublin A.M. Rotary Charitable Foundation!


12. Card Making Class at Third Way Cafe

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 3058 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-349-6530

Come and make a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter card! $5/person covers all supplies and bottomless coffee/tea!

13. KidX Club: Mad Hatter Tea Party at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Enjoy a tea party with Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and Alice! You can also visit with the Easter Bunny!

14. Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Gymnastics v. NC State & Central Michigan at St. John Arena

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 410 Woody Hayes Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 1-800-GO-BUCKS

Children under 6 are free to attend this OSU Women’s Gymnastics Meet! Regular tickets are $8-$11.

15. Lions Tigers and Bears – Oh My! at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 614-245-4701

This children’s concert features Carnival of the Animals performed by members of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Jym Ganahl!  There is a sensory friendly performance at Saturday at 11:30 AM – see above!


16. St. Patrick’s Day Family Cookie Decorating at Loose Rail Brewing

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 37 W Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-321-6634

The whole family can decorate St. Patrick’s Day themed cookies! $6/person includes all supplies!

17. Tea Party featuring Belle at La Chatelaine

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 627 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Join Party Princess Productions for an interactive tea party with Belle! She will teach tea time etiquette, read a story, perform a sing a long and much more! This event also includes a French pastry and drink. Seating is limited! Tickets are available online.

18. Family Paint Class: Lucky Kitty (or Dog) at Art with Anna

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave, Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

The whole family can paint a pet themed project together! $15/artist, ages 6 and up!


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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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