Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend and we “Fall Back” on Sunday morning! (Sigh, I hate this one!)

1. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124 vc

This week’s story time theme is Rhythm and Rhyme and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

2. Budding Artists at Westerville Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-882-7277

Kids can explore different artistic techniques! This month’s theme is chalk! Recommended for ages 4-6.

3. Kids After-School Movie Day at Grandview Heights Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-481-3778

Drop in for a movie on the big screen! Bring a snack!

4. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124.

Ohio History Center stays open late on the First Friday of the month for special activities and a movie! This weekend’s movie is The Goonies, which will start at 7:00 PM. There will be a crew of pirates to hang out with and you can make your own treasure map! Museum admission is reduced to $6 after 5:00 PM. Ages 6-12 will be $3 and Members and kids ages 5 and under are free. Make sure to “like” my Facebook Page because I’ll be doing a giveaway for this event on Thursday!

5. Doll Hair Salon Spectacular at American Girl Columbus

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Space 520, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Girls 8 and up can get their American Girl Doll’s hair styled and learn how to care for their doll’s hair at this special event. Participants receive a Fancy Fruit Fondue and a goody bag! $20/person. Call to register in advance. See A #boymom Does American Girl.

6. KidsLinked.com’s Learning Rocks! Education Expo & Contests at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 877-543-7801

This free event includes educational vendors, contests, archery tournaments, a Minecraft tournament, Chess tournaments, book signings, writing activities, science activities, rocket launching, trampolines, face painting and more! Parking is $5.

7. Buckeye Book Fair at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-2103

If you’re looking for a road trip, North East Ohio’s largest book fair includes the chance to buy books written by Ohio authors, author signings and readings, plus special events for kids such as writing activities, paper craft activities, coloring and more! Admission is $2.

8. Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Make Day of the Dead crafts at this event celebrating the Mexican holiday focused on remembering loved ones. There will be a scratch art calavera skull and tissue paper flowers to make. Free with admission or membership.

9. Clothing Bag Sale at 2nd Times A Charm

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 24 S. Grener Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-6120

2nd Times A Charm is closing and you can fill a bag of children’s and maternity clothing for $25. Toys and baby gear will be 25% off and shoes, blankets and accessories will be 50% off.

10. National Bison Day at Battelle Darby Nature Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-891-0700

Celebrate National Bison Day with a movie and other activities! See 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids.

11. Candy Buy-Back at Lucky’s Market

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2770 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-447-0258

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Bring it to Lucky’s Market to exchange it pound for pound for fruit! All the candy that is collected will go to oversees troops!

12. Concert Series at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-841-1110

This is a free concert near the playland! This week is Tony Hagood.

13. Mary Poppins at Northland Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Time: Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-410-1135

Mary Poppins will be performed by the Artisan Ballet Company! This is a family-friendly performance featuring your favorites story told through ballet, tap, and jazz choreography, performed by local dancers and actors!

14. The Great Pumpkin Drop at Marysville Fire Station 271

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 16300 County Home Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone:

Watch pumpkins drop (and splatter) from a 100 foot ladder truck! Also included: tours of the fire station, exploring fire trucks, bounce houses and food!

15. Fairy and Troll House Trail at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

Collect materials in the forest and build a fairy or troll house! Meet at the Nature Center! See Exploring Blendon Woods Metro Park.

16. Braids on Braids on BRAIDS! at Bishops Clintonville

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4223 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-670-5307

This is a free workshop where you can learn new braiding styles! RSVP on the Facebook page!


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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!*

Written by Julie Miller