Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…1/31-2/2

Head into February with some fun events. Like ice cream for breakfast, yes please! What will your family choose?

❄️Disney on Ice @ Nationwide Arena

1/31-2/1

Adventure awaits as Disney’s most adventurous dreamers put their courage to the test. Join fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Journey with the Disney Princesses as they create their own happily ever!

🌕Preschoolers: Slumber Party @ Sharon Woods

1/31, 9:30-10:30 AM and 11 AM-12 PM and 1-2 PM

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to our slumber party – slippers optional!  We’ll learn about animals who hibernate and even make a hibernation house for your stuffed friend. Ages 3-5.

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. 

🌛JAM-urary Party by Fit4Mom@ Gahanna Sports Factory

1/31, 9:30-12:30 PM

776 Morrison Rd, Columbus

Celebrate the last day of the month in your JAMMIES!  Mama’s, leave those little ones in their cozy pj’s for class and play group.

Coffee for mama, cocoa for the kiddos!

Stay and play after class during our open gym pj party($5 per kid, $3 for siblings)!

Jamm’n in January, slay to slumber.

👦🏽Orange Playtime @ Orange Library

1/31, 10-10:30 AM

7171 Gooding Blvd, Lewis Center

Playing is a vital way to build a variety of early literacy skills and a great way to meet new friends. So join us for some fun, unstructured playtime. 

👧🏼Tots on Trails @ Blacklick Woods

1/31, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Join a naturalist for a slow-paced half-mile walk through the woods. Ages 0-4. Meet at the nature center.

👧🏻Playtime @ Powell Library

1/24, 11-11:30 PM

460 South Liberty St. Powell

Playing is a vital way to build a variety of early literacy skills and a great way to meet new friends. So join us for some fun, unstructured playtime.

👦🏼Preschoolers: Dino Dig @ Battelle Darby

1/31, 11 AM-12 PM, 1-2 PM

1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Dig up some dirt on how these prehistoric creatures lived! Ages 3-5 meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Night @ Worthington Community Center

1/31, 6:30-9 PM

With Bring the Farm to you. Leave the electronics at home and come to the Community Center for a free night of crafts, games, and connecting as a family! 

(Children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa)

🍦National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – Feb 1st, 2020 @ Cookie Dough Creamery

2/1, 7 AM-11 AM

7227 N High St, Worthington

To celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (2/1/2020), Cookie Dough Creamery is opening at 7 AM. We will be adding freshly made Waffle Bites and Maple Syrup topping to our self serve sundae bar as well as additional cereals. Customers are encouraged to wear pajamas. 

After having ice cream for breakfast, enjoy shopping at the Worthington Farmers Market, which opens at 9 AM in the Shops at Worthington Place where we are located. 

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was invented on a snowy winter day in the 1960s by Florence Rappaport in Rochester, New York. The mother to six children, it was her youngest two, Ruth (now Kramer) and Joe Rappaport, who inspired her on a cold and snowy February morning. To entertain them, she declared it to be Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. She explained, “It was cold and snowy and the kids were complaining that it was too cold to do anything. So I just said, ‘Let’s have ice cream for breakfast.'” The next year, they reminded her of the day and a tradition began. The exact year of the first ICFBD is unrecorded, but it is speculated to be 1966, when a huge blizzard hit Rochester in late January, dumping several feet of snow on Rochester and shutting down schools. When the siblings grew up, they held parties and introduced the tradition to friends while in college, and the tradition began to spread.

🦃Morning Coffee & Wildlife Watch @ Blacklick Woods

2/1, 8-10 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

View animals through the nature center windows and enjoy a cup of coffee.

🍨Ice Cream for Breakfast Day @ Jenis Splendid Ice Cream

2/1, 8 AM-12 PM

Round up the kiddos, your best pals, grandparents, and cousins and join us on Saturday, Feb. 1 for our fourth annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Day event.

We’ll be celebrating from 8 a.m. to noon, scooping our new Skillet Cinnamon Roll ice cream for the first time ever—sweet cream cheese ice cream with dark caramel sauce, pastry, so much cinnamon you’ll go weak in the knees. Plus, we’ll have a local roaster on hand serving Coffee Floats—hot coffee with a scoop of ice cream in a souvenir Jeni’s mug (while they last!). 

What’s more, 100% of profits from our shop sales during the event will benefit DoSomething.org, a digital platform that powers offline action for young people interested in creating social change. A good reason to get out of bed and enjoy some ice cream if we ever heard one!

🌽New Albany Indoor Farmers Market

2/1, 9 AM-12 PM

150 West Main Street, 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.

🌲47th Annual Winter Hike Series @ Blendon Woods

2/1, 10 AM-12 PM

Join us for a 2-, 4-, or 6-mile hike. Refreshments served beginning at 10am.

📚Storytime Celebrating Elmo’s Birthday @ Barnes and Noble

2/1, 11- 11:30 AM

3685 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Join us on Saturday February 1st and step into Elmo’s world with a special birthday celebration including a story, activities and birthday crowns!

☕️Uptown Valentine Cocoa Trail

2/1, 12-4 PM

20 North State St, Westerville

Valentines Day will soon be here. Spend some time in Uptown Westerville as businesses treat you with Hot Chocolate treats!  (We all know the cold is coming!)

When*****Saturday, February 1st …12 to 4pm

Where ***** Uptown shops 

Why**** to have fun shopping for V-Day and to help WARM by collecting cans of soup 

👀Drop-In Discovery: Animal Eyes

2/1  and 2/2 12-5 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Need to get out of the house? Look no further! Come to the Deer Haven Visitor Center and discover how animals see the world through fun activities!  

🐟Kids Weekend

2/1 and 2/2, 1-3:30 PM

1650 Gemini Pl, Columbus

Come on out to Cabela’s for a FREE kids weekend centered around the Crappie! 

Kids will learn more about Crappie fishing and getting started at the workshop from 1p-2p and will have craft time from 2p-2:30p. 

We will even teach them basic casting skills with a Casting Challenge from 2:30p-3:30p

A Fox and Socks and Sneetches, Too! – A Magic Show presented by Jim Kleefeld

2/1, 2-3 PM

The Plain City Public Library – Wilson Community Room

Watch Dr. Seuss’s words and characters come to life in this magical program for all ages!

🖼February Gallery Hop

2/1, 4-10 PM

N High St, Columbus

On Saturday, February 1, 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 be the public’s first chance to check out an all-new Short North Arts District art-focused business, Pinot’s Palette. The February Hop will also feature the opening of new exhibitions at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Marcia Evans Gallery, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, and Sharon Weiss Gallery, as well as an artist demo at Found by Sharon Weiss Gallery.

Pinot’s Palette, a brand new paint and sip studio opening in the District, will have classes for everyone from seasoned painters to newbies. Painters can join a public class, or customize a private event for a special occasion, and enjoy an assortment of beverages while creating new masterpieces.

🔥Forts, Fire & Fun @ Blacklick Woods

2/1, 4-5 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Build a fort, try your hand at fire building and have fun exploring our natural play area. Ages 4-15. Meet at the nature center.

🦉Owls – Whoo’s Calling?

2/1, 5:30-6:30 PM

2705 Darby Creek Dr, Grove City

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

🍫The Design Refinery with Fourteen Twenty Nine

2/1, 6-7 PM 

11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus

Fourteen Twenty Nine is bringing brownies back to the Design Refinery. 

This event will take place during the monthly Hilltop Art Hop 🎨 

All the shops and art gallery will be open for the evening!

We are celebrating THREE years in business and will have lots of yummy desserts & fun activities for all ages! 

Come out on February 1st during the Hilltop Art Hop to eat delicious brownies and write a special note to the women in need and encourage them for Valentine’s Day!

🔹34th Annual Quilt Show @Inniswood Metro Gardens

2/2, 11 AM-4 PM

View quilts produced by members of the Columbus Metropolitan Quilters. Quilts can be viewed Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm and Tuesday –Friday 8am-4:30pm. Members will be available to answer questions Saturday and Sunday.

🌳47th Annual Winter Hike Series @ SCIOTO GROVE

2/2,2-4 PM

Enjoy a 1- or 2-mile hike along the Scioto River.

KidsLinked.com‘s Baby & Kids Galleria Event @Polaris – official@ Polaris Fashion Place 

2/2, 12-5 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Browse, shop, and learn all things *Baby & Kids* at this showcase for expectant parents and families with young children, presented by The Goddard School of Lewis Center and The Goddard School of Westerville – Polaris.

This event will take place on the LOWER level of Polaris Fashion Place and will feature:

♦ Showcase of 70+ vendors, activities, entertainment, and resources 

   focusing on the needs of expectant parents and families with 

   young children 

♦ Swag bags for 1st 100 expecting families / families w/ young kids 

♦ First 50 families receive one FREE Snow Trails Experience – Lift Ticket, Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental, & Group Lesson

♦ First 200 people will receive a Recreations Outlet Powell Ohio Play Pass – 3 free play visits / $24 value!  

♦ First 200 people will receive  a Free Appetizer Card from Texas Roadhouse

♦ Diaper Drive for the Columbus Diaper Bank – Donations accepted at their booth

♦ Mommy & Me Walk – inside Polaris, presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

♦ Fastest Diaper-Changing Dad Contest, with emcee Alissa Henry of The Cash Explosion Show

♦ Cute Baby and Kids Photo Contest entry booth, presented by Stonecreek Dental Care – Pickerington

♦ Character appearances from Paulettes Princess Parties

♦ Hourly drawings for prizes

♦ Free trial offer certificates for classes

♦ Safety and Health Information Station

♦ Baby Care Centers: Nursing lounges & changing stations highlighted for guest use

♦ Free face painter, balloon artist, and activities for kids

♦ Family sing-alongs and demonstrations

♦ Entertainment, & more!

🦃Super Fowl Sunday @ Blendon Woods

2/2, 1-2 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Enjoy a walk out to Thoreau Lake to watch waterfowl before watching the big game!

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