Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…2/14-2/17

Holiday fun, I just love it! And a day off to explore with all my girls. What will you choose? 

💜I Love you a Latte! @ Gahanna Sports Factory

2/14, 9:30-10:30 AM

776 Morrison Rd, Columbus

Valentines is a day of Love, Lattes & Gifts from your sweet! 

So grab your mini Valentine & join us for some coffee & crafts after class. 

And don’t forget to wear your Red and Pink 

📚Seasons and Stories! @ Rocky Fork Metro Park

2/14, 10-11 AM

7180 Walnut St, New Albany

Bundle up to hear some stories by the roaring fire while enjoying a warm beverage! Ages 1-8 yrs. Meet at Millstone Shelter.

🐢Young Explorers: Amorous Animals @ Homestead Park

2/14, 10 AM and 1 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Learn how animals care for each other 💞  and make a craft to take home. Recommended for ages 5-12. Meet at the Nature Center. 

⚡️I Heart Harry Potter

2/14, 12-4 PM

Come celebrate all things Harry Potter! Wand making, love potions, sorting ceremony, costume contest, and more for all ages!

Discover your house in the sorting ceremony, make wands, love potions, and necklaces. Enjoy a Butterbeer and test your HP knowledge in a round of trivia. There will be a costume contest for the kids and plenty of photo opportunities for the whole family! All ages are invited to stop in anytime during the afternoon.

📸Valentine’s Complimentary Photos @ Easton

2/14 and 2/15, 5-8 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Capture your love! Treat your Valentine to a romantic memory at Easton and visit the Central Park Fountain for a complimentary photo on February 14 and 15 from 5-8 PM each day.

Valentine’s Day photos are weather dependent and may be moved inside. Photos will be added to Facebook for guests to download the following week.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧Family Night @ Worthington Community Center

2/14, 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)

🚂All Aboard for Railroad Fun @ Sandel Legacy Trail

2/15, 10 AM-2 PM

168 S Vernon St, Sunbury

Join members of the Model Railroaders Group for an open house! Learn all about the history of railroads in the United States and see model railroads in action.

👩🏻International Day of Women and Girls in Science Display @ Blendon Woods

2/15, 10 AM-12 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Drop by to see a display featuring inspirational stories and photos of successful women in science careers, both local and worldwide!

🦄It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn Book Launch! @Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

2/15, 10-11 AM

2116 Arlington Avenue, Columbus

Author and illustrator Jason Tharp will join us for storytime and the launch of his new book “It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn” — an inspiring story about the rainbow magic of kindness.

Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats. But Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat: He’s really a unicorn. Hoofington is a friendly place, but its horses pass on lots of mean rumors about unicorns. When Cornelius is chosen to perform for this year’s Hoofapalooza, will he find the courage to show everyone his unicorniness?

He has published multiple children’s book series with Scholastic, has multi-books series releasing soon with Simon and Schuster, MacMillian, and a few other strategic partners. In addition to being a published author and illustrator, Jason travels the country talking to both kids and adults, consults with leaders, and leads groups to achieve individual growth.

👍🏻Go WILD Kids Club: Kindness Rocks @Sharon Woods Spring Hollow

2/15, 2-3 PM

Help spread kindness by decorating rocks and hiding them for someone else to find. Ages 5-12.

🌳Lichen You Very Moss @ Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2/15, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 1.5-mile hike to look for winter mosses and lichens. Meet at the Nature Center.

🐺Wolves: Fact vs. Myth

2/15, 2-3 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Learn about family life, habitat, diet, their role in the ecosystem and basic myths and facts. Most importantly, why there is no reason to fear these amazing animals!

🚂All Aboard for Railroad Fun @ Sandel Legacy Trail

2/16, 12-4 PM

168 S Vernon St, Sunbury

Join members of the Model Railroaders Group for an open house! Learn all about the history of railroads in the United States and see model railroads in action.

🦅For Families: Birds of Prey

2/16, 2-3 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Meet owls and hawks from Ohio Wildlife Center. Learn about their adaptations for survival. Ages 6 and older.

Program is free and meets at Highbanks Nature Center.

🌲2020 Winter Hike: Slate Run

2/16, 2-3 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Join us for a 2.5- or 5-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

🐾Homeschoolers: Animal Tracks and Trails @Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2/17, 10 AM and 1 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Learn how to identify signs of wildlife and make a track to take home. Ages 6-12. Meet at the Beech Maple Lodge.

⭐️Let your light shine- craft play date! @ Barnes and Noble by Fit4Mom

2/17, 10:15-11:15

4005 Townsfair Way, Columbus

Love lights the way!

Join us this President’s Day as we light up our future with a take home craft.

Stay after Stroller Strides class and have your kiddos make a colorful and creative lantern to remind them to shine bright and lead the way!  Craft will be held at Barnes and Noble.

💕KidX: Bestie Bash Hearts and Crafts @Polaris Fashion Place

2/17, 11-12:30 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Ready for a blast from the past? Coloring pages, crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, entertainers, and so much more! Bring your kiddos and their besties, and spend some time together craftin’ up a storm at this super cool, FREE KidX event. Just head to the Play Area on February 17 from 11:00AM-12:30 PM. We’re excited to spread a little love this Valentine’s Day with you! 

📝Presidents Day Celebration @ Ohio History Center

2/17, 12-5 PM

Free with paid museum admission

The Harding Art Collection • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Only a few examples of the art selected by President and Mrs. Harding for use in their private homes still exist in the Ohio History Connection’s collection today. Stop by our collections table to see some of those objects, including two pieces found in the attic of the Harding home and recently conserved, sculptures the Hardings purchased on a European vacation and a portrait of the Hardings’ beloved dog, Hub.

A Chat with Victoria Woodhull • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Ohioan Victoria Woodhull became the first female presidential candidate when she ran for office in 1872. Meet Victoria herself, portrayed by Robin Shuricht, and learn about her many accomplishments in this live theatre performance.

The 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry: Regiment of Presidents • 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

History curator Cliff Eckle shares stories about the Ohio Civil War unit in which future presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley served.

President Warren G. Harding – Revisited • 1 p.m.

Harding Presidential Sites Manager Sherry Hall previews how the newly restored Harding Home and the new Warren G. Harding Presidential Center in Marion offers exciting opportunities for examining the stories of President and Mrs. Warren Harding. The enhanced site is set to open to visitors in summer 2020.

Presidential Selfie Station • Ongoing

Want to see how you’d look as one of Ohio’s many presidents? Stop by our selfie station to snap a photo of yourself with some presidential props.

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