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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 2-4, 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. The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit at Easton

When: Every day until March 25, 2018
Time: Hours vary during the week.
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-416-7000

This new, temporary educational exhibit featuring The Wizard of Oz opens at Easton Town Center on Friday and lasts through March 25, 2018. Create your own tornado, explore Munchkin houses and much more! Weekend hours are F & S: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

3. Make and Take Valentines at Paper Source Easton

When: Now through February 5, 2018
Time: regular store hours
Location: 4004 Fenlon St, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-498-0154

Stop in to make a Valentine with an expert at Paper Source at Easton Town Center! All ages welcome!

4. Groundhog Fun at Scioto Grove Metro Park

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-508-8111

The whole family is invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with fun activities! This is a free event!

5. Make It Take It Play It at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to this preschool fair to participate in hands on activities with themes of literacy, math, science and art! Each station has an activity to take home! Y membership is not required, all are welcome to attend!

6. Packing Meals with Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson, OH 43162

Bring your kids help others in the community by packing meals for Blessings in a Backpack with Sufficient Grace and Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter! Pizza will be provided! Sign up by emailing columbuskidsdogood@gmail.com

7. Mom & Me Doll Hair Salon at American Girl Columbus

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Mom and daughter can have a dinner together at the American Girl Bistro and afterwards girls can learn how to care for their doll’s hair! Girls get a goody bag that includes a craft and coupon! Reservations are required! Read about the time I took my niece to a Doll Hair Salon event at American Girl!

8. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day 2018 at Cookie Dough Creamery

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 7227 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-547-0660

Cookie Dough Creamery is celebrating National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Waffle Bites and Maple Syrup toppings plus additional cereal toppings! You are encouraged to wear pajamas and there will be a chance to win a gift card for the funniest, wildest and sweetest pajamas! See the yumminess there is to be had at Cookie Dough Creamery!

9. National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Bake Me Happy

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-477-3642

For National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Bake Me Happy will be offering Lopaus Point waffles and The Toasted Oat granola – all gluten free – with a full sundae bar! There will also be coffee specials and dairy free options available!

10. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams locations

All Jeni’s locations will be opening early to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 50% of all sales will be donated to She Should Run!

11. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Coffee Connections Hilliard

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

For National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, Coffee Connections will be offering a glazed donut sundae! For $5 you’ll can get a glazed donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream plus your choice of toppings! There will also be coffee affogatos available while supplies last! Coffee Connections has a fun indoor play area for young kids!

12. PBJ & Jazz Family Concert – Kelly McLennan at Lincoln Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: Performances at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Location: 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203, Ballroom
Phone: 614-294-5200

Enjoy a kid-friendly introduction to jazz!  Concerts are $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.  Children receive a lunch that includes a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie.

13. Aminah’s World Book Launch at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

Celebrate the launch of the children’s book Aminah’s World by CMA Curator-at-Large Carole Genshaft! There will be a reading and the chase for kids to create their own mini-book and enjoy a special treat! Included with admission and membership. Plus don’t miss the Think Outside The Brick Lego Exhibit and the newly remodeled Wonder Room!

14. Book Swap at Granville Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 217 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Phone: 740-587-0196

Looking for a short road trip with a fun pay off? The Granville Public Library is holding a book swap for kids! Bring 5 kids books to trade in for 5 new-to-you books.

15. COSI Winter Movie Series: Cars at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Watch the movie Cars on the National Geographic Giant Screen! In addition to admission, tickets are $5 for members and $6 for non members. You can also check out the new Dinosaur Gallery while you’re there!

16. Storytime at Cover to Cover Children’s Books

When: Saturday February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-263-1624

The new location of Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers is now open in Upper Arlington! This Saturday’s story time is all about Groundhogs and Springtime!

17. Children’s Dental Health Storytime at Pataskala Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 101 S. Vine St., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-9986

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with a story, craft and other activities that will help kids learn how to take care of their teeth!

18. Six More Weeks at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with a story, craft and making shadows on the wall! This event takes place in the Nature Center. Check out more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

19. Family Fun: Groundhog and Friends at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Ohio Wildlife Center will be bringing an ambassador groundhog to learn about his prediction for spring and all his other wild animal friends! Included with membership or admission.

20. Game Thyme Celebration at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: all Central Ohio Fresh Thyme Locations

Fresh Thyme wants to get you ready for the “Big Game” by sampling new snacks and drinks! There will also be activities for kids!

21. Crayon Creations at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 614-508-8111

Drop in to let kids get creative with crayons and drawing! See more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

22. The Magic of Bill Blagg Live at Southern Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 21 E. Main St.., Columbus, OH 43215

This family-friendly interactive magic show includes floating and vanishing objects and lots more to amaze you!

23. KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria Event at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 877-543-7801

This expo is for all things baby and includes over 60 vendors activities and resources for families! There will be a fitness event with FIT4MOM, a photo contest, swag bags for the first 100 expectant families, prizes, performances and more!


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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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