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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  It’s ice cream for breakfast on Saturday.  The day my girl’s look forward to every year.  There’s also other fun activities like a shop hop, s’mores, farmers markets, Chinese Festival, winter exploring, BalletMet and amphibians.  😉And no Mama shaming for making your own ice cream for breakfast(my girls chose carmel ice cream and want to top with MeMe’s strawberry jam with cherries on top!).

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧Orange Library Family Play Time 

2/1, 10 AM

7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware

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

We always recommend confirming details before attending

👨‍👩‍👧Worthington Community Center’s Family Night

2/1, 6:30-9 PM

345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington

Unplug and connect at Family Night! 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)

❄️February First Friday Shop Hop and Winter Festival

2/1, 5-8 PM

128 North Main Street, Mansfield

Join us on Friday, February 1 beginning at 5:00pm in historic downtown Mansfield for the first Friday Shop Hop. Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the first Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield.

Experience Shop Hop in historic downtown Mansfield

First Friday Shop Hop is free and open to the public! For additional and up to the minute information follow us on facebook.com/downtownmansfield, email at info@downtownmansfield.com or call 419-522-0099.

Downtown Mansfield Incorporated’s mission is to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.

🍫Hot chocolate and s’mores @ Highbanks Metro Park

2/1, 6-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Warm up to a campfire while sipping on hot chocolate and roasting s’mores. Meet at Nature Center

🍦National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2019 @ Cookie Dough Creamery

2/2, 7-11 AM

7227 N High St, Worthington

To celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (2/2/2019), 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. Have your picture taken in your pajamas for a chance to win gift cards. Winners will be awarded in the categories of 1) Funniest; 2) Wildest, and 3) Sweetest. 

Roaming Goat Coffee Company (https://www.facebook.com/roaminggoatcoffee/) is returning for the 2nd year in a row do help keep us warm with their delicious brews. 

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.

🍨National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -GF @ Bake Me Happy

2/2, 8 AM-12 PM

106 E Moler St, Columbus

Celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Bake Me Happy!

From 8am – Noon (ONLY!) we will be serving up Lopaus Point waffles (Chocolate Chip or Banana Flax) with ICE CREAM (!!) and a full sundae bar.  And remember…this is all gluten free!

We will also have other bakery specials with ice cream themes for this momentous occasion. 

The waffles are naturally dairy free and we will have a dairy free ice cream option as well.

🍦Ice Cream for Breakfast Day @ Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

2/2, 9 AM-12 PM

Round up the kiddos, your best pals, grandparents, and cousins and join us on Saturday, Feb. 2—Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. (It’s a real, decades-old holiday dreamt up by a pretty smart mom.) We’ll be opening our shop doors three hours early to scoop ice cream. But more importantly, to come together to support She Should Run—a nonprofit working to get 250,000 women running for elected office by 2030. From 9 a.m. to noon, we’ll donate 100% of all profits to She Should Run. A good reason to get out of bed and enjoy some ice cream if we ever heard one!

🍎New Albany Indoor Market @ Healthy New Albany

2/2, 9 AM-12 PM

150 W Main St, New Albany

Join us at the Heit Center on the first Saturday of the month November 2018-March 2019! You will be able to enjoy seasonal offerings, beautifully hand crafted artisan products, an inviting array of produce, fresh baked goods, savory pastries and locally made honey, coffee and more.

Your experience will be enhanced by good foods, smiling shoppers and a community experience like no other.

Our mission is to provide the community with a venue encouraging awareness and use of locally grown and produced goods that promote healthy eating.

-Locally grown and sourced produce, cheese and meats

-Live music

-Food trucks

-35+ merchants

-Connect to producers, friends and neighbors

-Most merchants are certified Organic or All Natural

❤️Heart Candy Box at Home Depot

2/2, 9 AM-12 PM

Must Register on Home Depot site, Ages 5-12

Enjoy this hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a project together. Once your child’s project is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

🐲Ohio Chinese Festival @Westerville Central

2/2, 10 AM-2 PM

7118 Mount Royal Ave. Westerville

Celebrate the new year with authentic Chinese food, cultural performances, children’s activities, cultural displays and demonstrations and more.

Free admission and parking, bring money for food. http://www.ohioccl.org/2019chinaday/brochures.html

❄️Drop-in Discovery: Winter Colorland @ Deer Haven Park

2/2 and 2/3, 12-4 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Winter can sometimes be drab in Ohio. Come to the Visitor Center and add a little color to your day. Enjoy a hike, crafts, and a cup of hot chocolate! Free, all ages.

⛄️Frozen Swamp @ Blacklick Woods

2/2, 1-2 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Break through the ice of the swamp to scoop up tiny swimmers. Meet at the Nature Center.

🌬Lakeshore Learning Center: Team Spirit Wind Sock

2/2, 11 AM-3 PM

2148 Polaris Parkway 

Ages 3 and up.  This week’s craft is making a wind sock. 

🎈KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria Event at Polaris

2/3, 12-5 PM

Browse, shop, and learn all things *Baby & Kids* at this showcase for expectant parents and families with young children, presesented 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, 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 

♦ The 100 swag bag recipients will be entered to win a 4-pack of VIP Disney on Ice tic

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

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

♦ Cute Baby and Kids Photo Contest entry booth

♦  Fit4Mom Stroller Strides® Fitness Event presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians. Only $10, and receive a free t-shirt, a free week of Stroller Strides/Barre classes, then stay for the free Galleria event!  11-11:45am –Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow! FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. 

♦ 1st 50 guests to stop by SafeSplash Swim School – Polaris’ booth can grab some eye-popping shark eye gear, then enjoy 

♦ Kindermusik with Emily’s Baby Shark(doo-doo-doo-doo doo-doo!) Sing Along! 🎶🎵 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm

♦ The 1st 50 guests to stop by the Snow Trails booth will receive a Snow Trails Experience Voucher valued at up to $99 each, for Skiing/Snowboarding or Snowtubing!

♦ 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!

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Schedule of Entertainment!

12:00   Welcome / Announcements

12:15   Hourly Giveaway/Contests

12:30   NorthPointe Dance Academy 

12:45   Tiger Woo’s World Class Tae Kwon Do 

  1:00   Baby Shark Sing-Along with Kindermusik with Emily

  1:15   Fastest Diaper-Changing Dad Contest  with emcee Alissa Henry of Cash Explosion,   

            & Hourly Giveaway

  1:45   Paulettes Princess Parties  

  2:00   Baby Shark Sing-Along with KinderMusik

  2:15   Hourly Giveaway/Contests         

  2:30   Paulette’s Princess Parties

  2:45   Tiger Woo’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

  3:00   Baby Shark Sing-Along with KinderMusik

  3:15   Hourly Giveaway/Contests

  3:30   Fontana Dance & Fitness 

  4:00   Baby Shark Sing-Along with KinderMusik

  4:15   Hourly Giveaway/Contests

  4:30   Fontana Dance & Fitness 

💃🏻Ballet at the Franklin Conservatory

2/3, 1-1:30 PM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

A great time to experience the annual Orchids display is Sunday, Feb. 3, when the dancers of BalletMet make a special appearance at the Conservatory for no additional charge. PLUS, this performance takes place during a Community Day — a first Sunday of the month when the Conservatory waives admission for Franklin County residents! 

For more Family Fun activities included with general admission, please visit fpconservatory.org/calendar. 

🐢Nature School: Reptiles & Amphibians @ Blacklick Woods

2/3, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Become more familiar with the life history and identification of Ohio’s reptiles and amphibians. Meet at the Nature Center.

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