What Should We Do This Weekend? April 13-15, 2018

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

1. Big Book Sale at Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Friday – Saturday, April 13-15, 2018
Time: Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Shop books and gifts on clearance at the CML’s Big Book Sale in the Larry Black Auditorium and meeting room 1A on the first floor! (The kids’ room is 1A.) Sunday is the clearance sale from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and bags of books will be $8.50/piece. Children’s books start at $1/each!

2. Puppets & Pajama Sing-a-long with Jennifer Ellis at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets (Dublin)

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 6670 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-210-0349

This Mommy & Me music show includes puppets and a sing along party! Wear your pajamas and enjoy free snacks, bubbles, instruments and more! Can’t make it to Dublin? The same event takes place in Gahanna at 11:30!

3. Community Cultural Event at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

Celebrate African culture with dance, attire, drums, and poetry!

4. Kids Resale at The Naz

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4770 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-2551

Shop the children’s clothing and equipment consignment sale at Grove City Church of the Nazarene! Cash or check only!

5. Children’s Business Fair at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-519-9331

The kids participating in the Children’s Business Fair hosted by Learning Leaf have created a product or service, a marketing strategy and a brand and will open for business during this one day marketplace! Come shop and see what they have created!

6. Summer Opportunities & Engagement Fair at Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-365-5297

Find out how to keep your kids busy over the summer! This is a free event for Columbus City Schools families! There will be free activities for students in grades K-3! Register online.

7. Spirited Away – Drexel Family Screening at Drexel Theatre

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2254 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-1050

This family screening features the movie Spirited Away, an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. Tickets for kids 12 and under are $1, Adults are $3.

8. Code Ninjas Grand Opening at Code Ninjas (Hilliard, OH)

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 3971 Truman Blvd., Hilliard, OH, 43026
Phone: 614-664-7976

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Code Ninjas in Hilliard with free, family friendly activities for kids and parents! There will be robot races, building your own video games and more! Learn about all the programs that will be offered at this new coding center for kids!

9. First Steps in Music Class at Little Arrows Play Cafe

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: 29 W. Church Street, Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-348-5661

Enjoy music, songs and games with your kids at this new play cafe in Newark! Parents must attend with their child. Cost is $3 for admission to the cafe and $2 for the class.

10. Ohioana Book Festival at Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3831

This free event offers the chance to meet nearly 100 Ohio authors! This is a free, public event with book signings, panel discussions and a kids’s area that includes author appearances, balloon twisting, face painting, crafts, dress up, LEGO construction zone, prizes, a teen space and more!

11. Saturday Morning Cartoons – Sports Edition at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

Watch Saturday morning cartoons in your PJ’s with a bowl of cereal at Gateway Film Center! The theme this week is Sports! Cost is $5.

12. Storytime at the Fancyburg Park StoryWalk

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 3375 Kioka Ave., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

Upper Arlington Public Library will host an interactive reading of Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson by following story book panels around the playground. There will also be a craft afterwards!

13. Sheep on the Farm at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-891-0700

Meet sheep and lambs, watch sheep be sheared and learn about the uses of wool!

14. Mother’s Day Card Making Class at Third Way Cafe

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 3058 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-349-6530

Make a Mother’s Day Card for mom or special woman in your life! $5 covers instruction and supplies. $3 for each additional card. $2 for bottomless coffee and tea. All ages welcome. Explorers Club Food Truck will be on site from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.


15. Sunday Family Fun Day at The Draft Room

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 570 W. Schrock Rd. Columbus, OH 43081
Phone: 614-394-8788

Enjoy free crafts for kids and beer specials for the grown ups during Sunday Family Funday! Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site for brunch!

16. Pizzuti Collection Family Day at Pizzuti Collection

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 632 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215

All three floors of the Pizzuti Collection will be open to explore with your family including tours, art inspired activity books and free admission! There is also a story time at 12:30 PM! See our visit to Pizzuti Collection here.

17. Little Sprouts: Behind The Scenes Tour at Wilson’s Garden Center

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 10923 Lambs Ln, Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-763-2873

Take a short trip to Newark to get a behind the scenes tour of the greenhouses at Wilson’s Garden Center. Learn how to seed, transplant and grow flowers. Kids will plant seeds to take home. Open to all kids up to age 12. Register in advance online. $3/child.

18. Darci Lynne at Palace Theatre

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 34 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 800-745-3000

Darci Lynne is a 13-yr old ventriloquist who puts on a family-friendly show with her puppets! Darci has been seen on America’s Got Talent, and Ellen and has opened for Fergie at Caesar’s Palace!

A BIG thank you to Code Ninjas for sponsoring this post!

The fastest growing kids coding franchise is coming to Hilliard in April (and Powell in May)! Hilliard is enrolling now and has its Grand Opening celebration this Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. It is going to be a day full of fun for the whole family! There will be Code Ninjas activities for kids AND parents to enjoy! From racing robots to building your own video games,  be sure to stop by to learn more about their unique programs. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/codeninjas614

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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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