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Happy New Year!  Start the year off right with some family fun.  What will you choose?

❄️Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt @ Blendon Woods

1/3,-1/5 9 AM-5 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

See if you can find all of the winter creatures hiding in the Nature Center. All ages.

🌳First Friday Storytime @ Blendon Woods

1/3, 10-11 AM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Join us at the Nature Center for some stories about wildlife and nature. Ages 3-7

🖌Family Fun: Cabin Fever Reliever @ Sharon Woods Spring Hollow Lodge

1/3, 10 AM-2 PM

1069 W. Main St. Westerville

Feeling a little stir-crazy? Need to get out of the house? Then drop by the Lodge between 10am-2pm for some winter crafts and activities. Ages 3-1

Meet at Spring Hollow Lodge. Please note that the Lodge is located at 1069 W. Main St., and is not accessible via the main park entrance off of Cleveland Ave. 

Just a heads up: this program will end at 2pm, so be sure to plan accordingly so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

☃️Snowmen at Night Storytime @ Westerville Library

1/3, 10:30-11:30 AM

126 S State St. Westerville

Calling all snow lovers! Enjoy the modern winter tale, Snowmen at Night along with snow-inspired songs, rhymes, and activities. 

Parents and caregivers actively participate. Siblings welcome.

❄️KidX: Frozen Fun @ Polaris Fashion Place

1/3, 11-12:30 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Visit your favorite snowy movie characters for a winter wonderland of fun! Take pictures with the fairest snow queen and snow princess in the land. Don’t forget about the silly smiling snowman! Take a break from the cold and enjoy crafts, giveaways, music and more on Friday, January 3 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM on the Lower Level by the Play Area. 

🎵Zin! Zin! Zin! Touch a Violin! @ Orange Branch Library

1/3, 2-3 PM

7171 Gooding Blvd. Lewis Center

Kids ages 3-6 can learn about instruments in the violin family and explore rhythm & beat!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧For Families: Barred Owl Hike @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

1/3, 5:30-7 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Try to lure in these raptors on a 1.5 mile hike. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Meet at the Shelter. 

🍎Worthington Farmers Market at the Shops at Worthington Place

1/4, 8 AM-12 PM

Check out all the products that local vendors have to offer.  Shop small.

🌽New Albany Indoor Farmers Market

1/4, 9 AM-12 PM

200 Market Square, New Albany

Our indoor season begins Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. – noon inside the beautiful Phil Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 1500 West Main Street in New Albany, Ohio. The market will run one time per month on the first Saturday of the month, November through March. 

We strive to bring you locally produced products: honey, fresh & local produce, meat and poultry, salsas, baked goods, coffee, artisan goods, ice cream, eggs, pastas and sauces, etc. Live music and a warm, community atmosphere.

🌲Wild Ohio Weekend at Ohio History Center

1/4 and 1/5

Join us for a weekend of natural history programming and learn more about the plants and animals that call Ohio home. Ongoing activities will be available both days. Timed programs are below; check back here for the most up-to-date schedule!

🌳2020 Winter Hike: Blacklick Woods

1/4, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Join us for a 2- or 4-mile hike through the park. Food and hot drinks served after the hike.

Hike to a greener place – Here’s how you can help:

– Bring a reusable mug or bowl 

– Buy a bowl from Friends of Metro Parks

– Car pool with friends

– Donate personal hygiene products or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collector’s mug

🌲Woodpecker Hike at Blendon Ravines

1/4, 10 AM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Search for 6 species of woodpeckers on a 1.5 mi off-trail hike through the Blendon Ravines property. Meet at 5280 Cambria Way.  Park along the street. 

❄️Snow Snow Snow!!!!! (FREE) @ Dublin Toy Emporium

1/4, 11 AM-2 PM

28 North High St., Dublin

For one special day, we will open the kafe at 11am! Free passes for everyone!

Kraft-of-the-day……3D mini snowflakes with glitter and snowdust! you can make as many as you want during your time with us! we have our snowflakes prepped and ready to go! 

Ages 6under, premade snowflakes will be available for you to glitter, shimmer, and snowdust!

Ages 7up, you will get to prep, design, cut, glue, glitter/shimmer/snowdust!

👧🏻Play-date on the Indoor Playground @ The All New Kiddie Academy Downtown

1/4, 11 AM-1 PM

37 N High St, Columbus

Kiddie Academy of Downtown Columbus is offering a free indoor playground event.  Arts & crafts, face painting, refreshments and more.

🐄Snapshots of the Family Farm @ Gallant Farm

1/4 and 1/5, 12-5 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

Stop in at Gallant Farm from  January to March to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. If you have interesting vintage photos from your family farm, bring a copy and a brief history to accompany it and we can add it to our Gallant Farm photo album.

🌲Go WILD Kids Club: Off-trail Adventure @ Sharon Woods

1/4, 2-3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Dress for the weather and be prepared for an adventure as we climb over logs, crawl into tree forts, slide down ravines and maybe even find a vine to swing on!

Meet at the Natural Play Area.

🖼January Gallery Hop @Short North Arts District

1/4, 4-10 PM

On Saturday, January 4, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., celebrate art in the Short North Arts District at Gallery Hop! In addition to street performers, artisan vendors, and special events, this month’s Gallery Hop will celebrate the opening of six new exhibitions. Gallery hoppers can also attend an artist talk at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, and view a live artist demo at Sharon Weiss Gallery.

🦉Owl Prowl @ Barttelle Darby Metro Park

1/4, 5-6 PM

Lure in owls using calls on a 1-mile hike. All Ages Welcome. Meet us at Indian Ridge 2705 Darby Creek Drive Galloway, OH 43119

👍🏻Just for Parents:)

For Adults: Date Night Lantern Hike @ Highbanks Metro Park

1/4, 6-7:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Bring your significant other and learn about some of the ways animals share romance as you take a lantern-lit walk through the forest. Ages 18 and older. Program is free and meets at Highbanks Nature Center. 

🌳Preparing for Winter Hiking @ Highbanks Metro Park

1/5, 1-2:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Join Outdoor Source for a class on how to prepare for hiking and camping in cold weather. Learn about layering, footwear, insulated jackets, sleeping bags, and more! Ages 10 and older.

Program is free and meets at Highbanks nature center.

🌲Wildlife Hike @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1/5, 1-2:30 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Take a 2-mile hike and look for winter animal activity. All Ages Welcome. Meet is at the Ranger Station 1775Darby Creek Dr. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧Luminary Workshop @ Inniswood Metro Gardens

1/5, 4:30-5:30 PM

940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville

Bring your family to make your own luminary from household items. Materials provided.

📍Please note-information is provided as listed in events, if a change is created, these may effect what was provided. I do my best to supply information as available

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