What Should We Do This Weekend? January 19-21, 2018

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

When: Thursday – Sunday, January 18-21, 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.

2. Nursery Rhyme Thyme at Fresh Thyme with Jennifer Ellis at Fresh Thyme Columbus

When: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Location: 6670 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

This Mommy and Me Nursery Rhyme Thyme includes free snacks for kids, singing, dancing, bubble and more! Kids of all ages are welcome!

3. Friday Family Nights at Amaze Columbus

When: Friday, January 19, 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.

4. MAC Pajama Party with the Shazzbots at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

When: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Bronwyn Theatre, 777 Evening St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-431-0329

This pajama party includes pizza, art activities, music by The Shazzbots and the opportunity to explore the galleries at the MAC. Tickets are available online.

5. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical at CATCO is Kids

When: Now through Sunday, June 21, 2018
Time: F: 7:30, S & S: 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM
Location: Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-0939

Check out this family-friendly performance based on the book filled with song and dance! Tickets available online. In partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library, mention your library card for 10% off!

6. Market Sprouts with Cynthia’s Flowers at Worthington Farmers Market

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-285-5341

Join with Cynthia’s Flowers and OSUCCC-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at the Market Sprouts booth to make paper flowers to give to someone with cancer. Click the link to read Cynthia’s story.

7. Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

$5 will get you a waffle with unlimited toppings, juice and drip coffee!

8. National Popcorn Day at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Location: 15 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-800-4642

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with free theatre style popcorn and BOGO bags (limit 2 per customer)! The event link is for the Bluffton store but the event is happening at the Westerville location as well!

9. Drop in Discovery: Legos for Little Ones at Worthington Park Library

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-807-2626

This fun with LEGOs time features reading math and science games! Appropriate for ages 2-5.

10. Fiona’s First Birthday Celebration at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Looking for a road trip this weekend? Take a drive to Cincinnati for the 1st birthday party of baby hippo Fiona! There will be prizes, cake and cookies, Graeter’s ice cream, special activities and more!  Zoo admission is half price!

11. Winter Movie Series: The Lion King at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Watch The Lion King on the National Geographic Giant Screen! Tickets are $5 for members, $6 for non-members.

12. Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

 Manivic’s Dance Company will perform traditional Polynesian dances in the John F. Wolfe Palm House with performances at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Free with admission or membership.

13. Sensory Friendly Films: Charlotte’s Web at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 1550 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614) 247-4433

Watch Charlotte’s Web at a lower volume and the lights kept up. This screening is free in conjunction with The Ohio State University Nisonger Center.

14. Calling All Kids: Owl Pellets at Groveport KidSpace

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-508-8111

Join the Three Creeks Metro Park for this program where kids ages 5-17 can learn about owls by dissecting an owl pellet!

15. Sunday Family Funday Part Deux at The Draft Room

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 570 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-394-8788

This special family day includes craft projects from Arts in Uptown, beer specials and brunch from Broke Johnny Food Truck!

16. Client and Friend Open House at Central Ohio Fire Museum & Learning Center

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: 260 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-204-5380

The CyMacK Group/Keller Williams Capital Partners are inviting their clients and friends to a free safety presentation and entrance to the museum! (Donations accepted.)

17. CANCELLED “Frozen” Characters & Cookies at Our Cup Cakery

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 16 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-395-6330

Paulette’s Princess Parties brings the characters from Frozen to sing, dance, do crafts, hear stories, decorate cookies and drink hot chocolate! Tickets are available online.

18. Charlotte’s Web Teaser Performance at CML, Hilliard Branch

When: Sunday January 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 4772 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-645-2275

Families can get a sneak peak of Hilliard Darby High School’s performance of Charlotte’s Web! There will also be special activities! All ages welcome.

19. Jon Scieszka at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

When: Sunday January 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2116 Arlington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 1-800-838-3006

New York Times best-selling author Jon Scieszka will be at the new location of Cover to Cover bookstore! Tickets are $26.52 and include your own “Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo” book. One ticket admits one child and one adult. Stop in early at Picassos to make a robot costume for free from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Call the bookstore for reservations!


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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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