What Should We Do This Weekend? May 6-8, 2016

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In case anyone is sitting at home wondering how I pick these items (which I’m sure no one probably is ūüėČ ), mostly it’s what jumps out at me or what I find interesting. ¬†This list is never meant to be all-inclusive and I try not to be too repetitive. I have learned a lot researching events that go on during the weekends in Columbus and if I think “I didn’t know about that!” then I try to pass it on, because chances are there are others like me!

It was kind of hard for me to pare down the list this week! ¬†I have a feeling as we head into summer it’s going to get increasingly difficult! ¬†But that’s a good thing! ¬†Also, if you have an event you’d like me to consider, feel free to send me a¬†message¬†from my webpage or Facebook! ¬†No promises, but I love to keep learning about new things and passing them on to other parents! ¬†If you’re a mother, married to a mother, or have a mother, Happy Mother’s Day! ¬†This week definitely has a Mother’s Day theme! ¬†Enjoy!

1. Grand Opening of Scioto Grove

When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City 43123

Columbus’ 19th Metro Park opens on Saturday! ¬†The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours and family-friendly activities! ¬†Attendees can take a hike along the river or tour the park by tram. ¬†Instructors from the REI school will be on hand to conduct educational sessions like map reading, knot tying and more! ¬†The park also has two picnic areas and a kid’s play area!

2. Powell Touch-a-Truck at Adventure Park

When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 260 Adventure Park Drive, Powell, Ohio 43065

All kinds of vehicles will be available for kids to climb on, pretend to drive and learn about at this Touch-a-Truck event!

3. Food Truck Friday at Ronald McDonald House

When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, 711 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43205

This week is the kick off of Food Truck Fridays! ¬†Every Friday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, different food trucks will be on the premises¬†at RMH for your enjoyment! ¬†10% of the proceeds will be donated to RMH! ¬†This week,¬†Hot Chicken Takeover and Jeni’s Bexley are on location!

4. First Friday at Firefly Play Cafe

When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4822 N High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-230-2375

The first Friday of each month, Firefly Play Cafe stays open until 8:00 PM and Donatos Clintonville offers a special discount on delivery!

5.¬†5th Birthday Party of Little Buckeye Children’s Museum during First Friday Shop Hop in Downtown Mansfield

When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 44 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH, 44902
Phone: 419-522-2332

If you read my post about Little Buckeye Children’s Museum earlier this week, you know that the museum is turning 5 years old! ¬†Friday night they will be throwing a birthday party complete with crafts, cupcakes, prizes and more!¬†This event is free to members and $7 for non-members.

6.¬†Free Comic Book Day at World’s Greatest Comics

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 5992 Westerville Rd, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day where each person attending can pick 4¬†free comic books¬†from this year’s FCBD selection (while supplies last)!

7. Plant Zinnia Seeds with Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands/Worthington Garden Club

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2638-2674 Sawmill Place Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

During this special Mother’s Day event,¬†kids can explore the wetlands and will also be given a clay pot to decorate and then plant with zinnia seeds!

8.¬†Mother’s Day Story Time at your local Barnes and Noble

When: Saturday May 7, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Find the closest Barnes and Noble here

Story time will feature the books How to Babysit a Grandma and Mom School!  Afterwards, kids can make a card for their moms or special caregivers.

9.¬†Mother’s Day Craft at your local Michaels Store

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: find the closest Michaels store here

Supplies are included at this free event where your child can make a card and bracelet for Mom!

ÔŅľ10.¬†Dia de los Ni√Īos at Worthington Park Library

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-807-2626

This family-friendly event will celebrate El Dia de los Ni√Īos with games, crafts, activities and a special performer.

11. Folk Music Festival at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2016
Time: Event begins at 10:00 AM each day and ends indefinitely.  Daily schedule is on the website.
Location: 1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway, OH 43119

Lots of music, workshops, concerts and activities are going on this weekend at the Folk Music Festival. ¬†Specifically for kids, there is the Children’s Tent where you will find storytelling, performances and sing-alongs, a craft area and an instrument “petting zoo” where kids can touch and try out different instruments. ¬†The¬†Metro Parks will host nature displays with hands-on activities for kids. ¬†There is also a Young Musician‚Äôs Showcase Stage where younger musicians will be featured!

12. Moms Get in Free at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM Р5:00 PM
Location: 4850 West Powell Rd., Powell, Ohio 43065

All moms get free admission on Mother’s Day with a paid admission for their child or grandchild! ¬†Also, the Cheetah runs start up again beginning¬†Saturday, May 7th at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM!

13. Mother’s Day Concert at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 1777 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

The Music Men of London, a barbershop quartet, will provide a concert for Mother’s Day! ¬†Free with admission. ¬†The Conservatory is having Mother’s Day events on Saturday as well, so check the link!

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve posted 10 of My Favorite Parenting Articles! ¬†Enjoy!

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