Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…2/15-2/18

Extra day off for the kids, hey hey! Valentine’s Day leftovers, maple sugar tours, making sausage, legos, bubbles, geocaching, free zoo day, parachute play, plays, iceless ice skating, free learning to hunt, and family fun for Presidents Day.  What fun will your family have?

📸Valentine’s Complimentary Photos @ Easton Town Center

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 15 from 5-8 PM.

Valentine’s Day photos are weather dependent and may be moved inside. 

🐴Valentine’s Carriage Rides @ Easton Town Center

2/15 – 2/17, 6-10 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered for Valentine’s Day and the weekend thereafter at Easton in the North District and through Fenlon Square. Rides run the following days:

February 15, 6-10PM

February 16, 6-10PM

February 17, 3-7PM

Cost is $10 per person. Children under 15 ride free with paying adult.

Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides are weather dependent. Please note the line may be cut off prior to closing time due to demand.

🌿2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show

2/16-2/24

717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus

🎟GENERAL EVENT DETAILS:

Start planning your next home-improvement project this February, when we host the 64th annual Dispatch Spring Home & Garden Show presented by Ohio Mulch. Join us at the Ohio Expo Center for eight days of home expertise from local gurus and craftsmen; how-to sessions and demonstrations; fun for the kids; giveaways; cooking demos; celebrity appearances and much more. Plus sign up at the show to win your share of $15,000 in prizes–including cash to help pay for your upcoming projects!

🎉This year we want to celebrate the arts! Come see 10 live ‘gARTens’, inspired by local artists. Other features include hanging murals, plein air artists drawing LIVE, and the Pop-Up Arts Fest Marketplace brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Make sure to follow the Show Page on Facebook and Instagram for live performances and news!

🍁Maple Sugar Tours @ Stratford Ecological Center

2/16, 10 AM-1 PM

3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food.  Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush.  Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest!

Local maple syrup will be available for purchase.

Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon.

$4 per person – Limited Spots – Advanced registration required! Register online at https://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/maple-sugar-tours/

🍁Maple Sugaring @ Homestead Park

2/16, 2-3 PM

Learn about how maple trees are used to produce maple syrup. Take a short walk to a maple tree to see how trees are tapped to collect sap. Then see the process of boiling the sap to make syrup. See if you can taste the difference between corn-syrup and the REAL maple syrup!

🍴Making Sausage @ Gallant Farm Park

2/16, 10-11:30 AM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

Traditionally hog butchering was done in the winter so meat wouldn’t spoil while being processed. Sausage was often made from the trimmings, then seasoned and smoked to preserve over the winter. Learn how to make fresh sausage; then sample the product with fresh eggs. Free, all ages.

🔶LEGO Building Club @ Plain City Library

2/16, 10:30-11:30 AM

305 W Main St, Plain City

Build and create with us each month at the LEGO Building Club! For ages 12 & under. 

No registration is required.

🔵The Bubble Lady @ Franklin Park Conservatory

2/16, 11 AM and 2 PM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

Sue The Bubble Lady will be blowing amazing bubble creations at Franklin Park Conservatory at 11am & 2pm on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 16. This performance, as well as a self-guided tour of the Conservatory’s current exhibitions: Orchids + ‘Waning Light’, is included with general admission. Don’t miss this special experience! 

For the complete calendar of events: fpconservatory.org/upcoming-events. 

🖌Family Tree Canvas @ Michaels

2/16, 2-4 PM

Families that paint together make memories together! Create your very own family tree featuring all your loved ones. http://spr.ly/6001ERAWz

Cost: Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.

🐶Happy Tails-n-Trails @ Sharon Woods

2/16, 3-4 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Bring your canine companion for a 2-mile hike on the Spring Creek Trail, followed by a doggie treat.

Meet at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board.

🎒Geocaching Hide & Seek @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

2/18, 10-11 AM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Learn to use a GPS unit as you hide and seek items off-trail in the natural play area. Meet at natural play area. 

🦁Presidents’ Day – Free Admission Day at the Columbus Zoo

2/18, 10 AM-4 PM

4850 Powell Rd, Powell

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will continue its tradition of offering free admission on Presidents’ Day, the federal holiday created in honor of the nation’s first president, George Washington. This special admission offer is presented by Fifth Third Bank. Guests can enjoy free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2019. Standard parking fees ($10 per vehicle; free for Zoo members) will still apply.

👍🏻Parachute Play!@ The Sanctuary with Fit4MomEast

2/18, 10:15-10:45

82 N High St, Gahanna

Up, Up and Away! Get ready for some Parachute Play! 

Join us after stroller strides, our playgroups are FREE!

Don’t forget to bring a mug, mama! There will be COFFEE 🙂 

🎭Columbus Children’s Theatre presents “Balloonacy” @ Franklin Park Conservatory

2/18, 11 AM and 2 PM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

NOTE: Performances are at 11am and 2pm.. 

The Columbus Children’s Theatre is presents “Balloonacy,” a story about an old man, set in his routine, who wordlessly prepares to celebrate his birthday alone until a little red balloon surprises him with a lesson in fun and friendship. Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser. Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences. Both performances are included with admission to the Conservatory. 

For the full calendar of special activities included with general admission: fpconservatory.org/calendar

⛸School’s Out Skate on Presidents Day @ Worthington Community Center

2/18, 11 AM-7 PM

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

Kids! While you’re out of school on Presidents Day, bundle up and visit the Community Center to give “ice-less ice skating” a try!  Here for one day only on February 18 from 11 AM – 7 PM. It’s free! 

You can bring your own skates to use on the ice-less ice rink, or use the skates provided by SuperGames. Parents who wish to be on the ice with their children but not skate will be given covers for their shoes.

(Each participant is required to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver provided by SuperGames before participating)

🙌🏼February Fun Day @ Homestead Park

2/18, 2-4 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd

Get rid of those winter blues with fun activities including hot chocolate making, snow experiments and an outdoor scavenger hunt. Ages 3-13 Meet at Lakeside Pavilion

🌳Free Learn to Hunt Program! @ Sportsman Alliance

2/18, 6 PM

801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus

Based on the success of our inaugural Learn to Hunt Program, and demand for more, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation will host a second program to start 2019!

Once a week, from Feb. 4 to April 28, 35 participants of all ages, and with little or no background in the outdoors, will receive the critical training required to become new hunters. The Learn to Hunt Program will take you from the classroom, to the field, to the table, and will include everything from hunter safety certification and firearms instruction to hunting strategies and calling techniques. For a complete course agenda, click here.

The Learn to Hunt program is free of charge. This course is designed and intended for participants with little or no hunting experience. Youth must be accompanied by an adult also interested in learning to hunt. All educational materials, firearms, ammunition, hunting licenses and fees will be covered.

📍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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