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Ahhh, take a breath, the holidays are over!    Now it’s time for some relaxed family fun.  What activities will you choose this weekend?m

😃Winter Break at Delaware Library

1/4, 10 AM

84 E Winter St, Delaware

Family Program

Join us at Delaware Library during Winter Break! Play-Doh Party @ 10 AM – 6 PM

🎥Winter Break at Orange Branch Library

1/4, 2-3 PM

7171 Gooding Blvd. Delaware

Pixar Short Indoor Picnic

🌽New Albany Indoor Market

1/5, 9 AM-12 PM

150 W Main St, New Albany

Join The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet at the indoor New Albany Farmer’s Market, where we’ll be sharing our grain-free, Paleo, and keto-friendly items in the beautiful Phil Heit Center, located at 150 W. Main Street.

Check back for our menu, posted closer to the event date! 

The market runs from 9am – noon and in addition to our gourmet specialties, features local organic produce, honey, meats and cheeses.

We look forward to seeing you there!

🦅Beginning Bird Hike @ Grange Insurance Audubon Center
1/5, 10-11:30 AM

505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Come and take hike with experienced volunteers to see what you can find in our Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Meet at the front desk in the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Binoculars and field guides can be provided.

👣Blacklick Woods: Winter Hike 

1/5, 10 AM-1 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 2- or 4-mile walk through the woods and meadows. Hot drinks and snacks provided, while supplies last. Meet at Ash Grove Picnic Area. Please join us in supporting Mid-Ohio Foodbank this year! Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation (no cash, cards only) at any of the Winter Hikes and receive one Metro Parks mug. THANK YOU ❤️

❄️Little Adventurers: Winter @ Deer Haven Park

1/5,  10-11:30 AM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

This is an informal stationed program with a main goal of exploring and being comfortable in nature! Bundle up as we discover what the winter season offers with hands-on activities and crafts. Come prepared to get messy! Free, ages 0-5 with an adult.

📚Sensory Storytime @ Pickerington Library

1/5, 11 AM-12 PM

7861 Refugee Rd, Pickerington

Sensory Storytime is a class specifically designed for children with special needs, combining books, songs, movement, and sensory activities into a program that stimulates all five senses and promotes learning in a fun way. 

Held at the Sycamore Plaza Library before hours, Sensory Storytime will feature dim lights, quieter music, fidget toys, interactive learning, a visual schedule, and the flexibility for children to move. Time is provided after the program for families to use the library before it opens for the day.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling the Pickerington Main Youth Services Department at 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

🦉Snowy Owl Critter Pom @ Pat Catans

1/5, 11 AM-2 PM

Get crafty during the new year and create an adorably fluffy Snowy Owl Critter Pom! Grab a snowy white pom, add colorful felt for its beak and feet and attach beady brown eyes for the perfect wintertime critter.

Cost: Free

No registration is required.

Share your experience with us! #DIYwithCatans

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🐶Stuffed Animal Sleepover @ Pickerington Library

1/5, 12:30-1:30 PM

7861 Refugee Rd, Pickerington

For children ages 2-6, at the Sycamore Plaza Library

Stuffed animals are such a huge part of children’s lives, and we can’t wait for their favorite stuffed animal friends to have another exciting overnight stay at our Sycamore Plaza Library – especially when they had so much fun exploring the library after hours at our first sleepover!

Drop off your furry friend at the Sycamore Plaza Library starting Wednesday, January 2, through Friday, January 4. Then, on Saturday, January 5, pick up your friends and learn all about their adventures at the library, and participate in stories and crafts together!

No registration is required for this event.

🐸Feed the Stream @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1/5, 2-3 PM

1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Give the fish worms and crickets and watch the feeding frenzy. Meet at Nature Center

👣Go WILD! Kids Club: Off-trail Hike @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

1/5, 2-3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Put on your winter gear and explore off-trail in the Natural Play Area on a 1-mile hike in search of winter critters. Kids ages 5-12 and their caregivers.

Meet at the Natural Play Area. 

🖼January 2019 Gallery Hop

1/5, 4-10 PM

Short North District

Locally Made, Globally Inspired Collaborative Exhibitions at

January 2019 Gallery Hop in the Short North Arts District!

Gallery Hop is every first Saturday of the month. Join Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Lindsay Gallery, Marcia Evans Gallery, Not Sheep Gallery, Pizzuti Collection, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Sherrie Gallerie, and Studios on High Gallery for Columbus’ favorite night to celebrate art.

See our full list of Gallery Hop Exhibitions and Events at

🏮For Families: Lantern Stroll @Highbanks Metro Park

1/5, 6:30-7:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Carry lanterns to light the way on a 1-mile hike on the Dripping Rock Trail. Meet at Nature Center.

📚Storytime and Activities Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog

1/5, 11 AM

Lennox, Upper Arlington and Sawmill Barnes & Noble Locations

Clifford is an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid appeal especially for his owner, Emily Elizabeth. Join us as we read about everyone’s favorite big red dog. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

We always recommend confirming details before attending.

🌱Franklin Park Conservatory Community Day-Free admission

1/6, 10 AM-5 PM

1777 E Broad St. Columbus

Community Days: On the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID).

🖼PNC Free Sundays at Columbus Museum of Art

1/6, 10 AM-65 PM

480 East Broad St. Columbus

Check out the kids space, the Wonder Room and let those minds flourish.  Check out the art and have some family time.  All for FREE!

☕️Just for Kids: Cocoa and Birds @ Blendon Woods

1/6, 1-3 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Enjoy a warm cup by the nature center window as we provide some special treats for our hungry winter residents.

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