Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…2/21-2/23

February is flying!  Enjoy some of these fun events this weekend.  What will you choose?

Preschoolers: Tracks in the Snow (or Mud!) @ Blendon Woods

2/21, 9:30-10:30 AM and 11 AM-12 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

We’ll hear a story, makes some tracks, and go searching for real ones, weather permitting. Ages 3-6 at the Nature Center.

Orange Playtime @ Orange Library

2/21, 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. 

Playtime @ Powell Library

2/21, 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.

Worthington KidsFest & Summer Camp Expo @ Worthington Community Center

2/21. 5-8 PM

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

Come browse summer camp options for your kids while enjoying a FREE fun family-friendly festival! The 7th Annual Worthington KidsFest is presented by Integrity Athletics, & benefits the One Leg At A Time: the anti-bullying initiative in Worthington Schools.

♦WORTHINGTON KIDSFEST: Friday, Feb. 21st

♦ Worthington Community Center  

♦ 345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085

♦ 5 – 8pm

Come early to KidsFest, or stay late and SWIM! 

 Pool schedule can be found at www.worthington.org

 Purchase a day pass to the facility (open swim 9am – 9pm):

• Children under 18, and Military – $5

• Senior Citizens – $6

• Adults 18 and up – $8 

• Free Admission and Parking

• Community Festival for Families

• Explore Day and Overnight Summer Camps

♦ The FIRST 150 guests to arrive at the event receive:

• Free Pizza

• Free Popcorn

• Free Cotton Candy

• (1) free ticket to Arnold SportsWorld – Kids & Teens EXPO

• BOGO from Lazer Kraze Columbus

• (1 ) free Kids Meal from Texas Roadhouse

♦ The FIRST 50 guests to arrive at the event receive:

•passes to attend Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park- Dublin, OH

♦ The FIRST 100 guests to arrive at the event receive:

• (10) random guests will get a free oil change to Boyd’s Tire & Service/ and (90) will receive 50% off an oil change

♦ The FIRST 200 guests to arrive at the event receive: 

• (1) free Play Pass good for 3 visits, from Recreations Outlet Powell Ohio ($24 value)

♦ The event will feature:

• Free Bounce Houses from Cool Cat Sites Entertainment 

• Free Mini-Golf from Ohio Party Bull

• Summer Camp Passport (Scavenger Hunt) – Travel through 

 summer camp booths, earn stamps on your passport, and win a prize!

• Free Glitter Tattoos and Balloon Artist 

• Mr. Game Room

• Activities & giveaways!

STEAM Storytime @ Tremont Library

2/22, 10:30-11:15 AM

2800 Tremont Rd. Upper Arlington

We will explore STEAM ideas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with stories, crafts, and activities. Ages 4-7. Today we will explore color science!

Tianna’s Mardi Gras Princess Party Camp By Paulettes Princess Parties

2/22, 10 AM-12 PM

7227 North High St. Suite 109, Worthington

$25 per ticket

This is an Independant Camp for you child(ren)  Age Appropriate 4-8 ( will be broken into age group appropriate)

What to Expect!

Walk into the JAZZY Palace decorated in Mardi Gras Fashion with of course a few Frogs!

2020 Winter Hike: Battelle Darby Creek @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

2/22, 10 AM-11 AM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Join us for a 2-, 4- or 6-mile hike through the park. Leashed pets are welcome at this hike. 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

Kalamata’s Tasting Tour: Columbus @ North Market

2/22, 12-3 PM

59 Spruce Street, Columbus

Kalamata’s Tasting Tour is heading to Columbus, Ohio’s North Market. Get your Taste Buds ready for an exciting Food Adventure, including:

 – Exploring new flavors with bites from several North Market vendors

 – Taking the Taste Bud Pledge

 – Filling your Food Adventure Passport and receiving a prize!

Plus, meet the author and co-founder of Kalamata’s Kitchen! 

Kids of all ages are welcome! No reservation is required to attend this FREE event. 

*More about Kalamazoo’s Tasting Tour*

We’ve got our whisks packed and our aprons on as we head out on a tour to bring Kalamata’s Kitchen to a city near you. Join us for events that will help your kids travel with their Tast  Buds and learn about new cultures and people through the magic of food. See all of the stops at https://www.kalamataskitchen.com/pages/kalamatas-tasting-tour.

*More about Kalamata’s Kitchen*

Kalamata’s Kitchen helps kids learn about new cultures and experiences through adventures with food. Everyone is welcome at our table, so gather ’round and dig in. https://www.kalamataskitchen.com/

Sahaja Meditation & Yoga for Families @ Orange Library

2/22, 1-2 PM

7171 Gooding Blvd, Lewis Center

Sahaja Meditation & Yoga class for kids ages 5+ & their families

Maple Time @ Slate Run Farm

2/22, 1-3 PM

Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1 and 2 pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather but all other activities will take place. Call 614.833.1880 to see if the sap is flowing.

Family Movie Night @ Pataskala Library

2/22, 6-8 PM

101 S Vine St, Pataskala

Join us on February 22 at 6:00 PM for Family Movie Night. Stay warm and comfy and wear your pajamas for a free screening of ‘MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL’. Free popcorn and a soda. Children must have an adult present.  

This event is sponsored by Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods.

Maple Sugaring @Homestead Park

2/23, 12-2 PM

Learn how we can collect sap to make maple syrup and watch a demonstration to see how it’s done.

Maple Time @ Slate Run Farm

2/23, 1-3 PM

Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1 and 2 pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather but all other activities will take place. Call 614.833.1880 to see if the sap is flowing.

Skunk Cabbage Stroll @ Blendon Woods

2/23, 2-3 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Stroll off-trail behind the lake to search for this earliest of spring wildflowers.  Expect to get muddy! All ages. Meet at Nature Center.

The Good, The Bad and The Hungry

2/23, 2-3 PM

1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

The Good, The Bad and The Hungry: Dealing with Wildlife Conflict in your Landscape.

Viewing wildlife species in your backyard can be enjoyable, but sometimes conflict arises, usually in the form of damage such as eaten plants, dug up bulbs or holes in the lawn. Fortunately, most wildlife damage can be managed with the right techniques and strategies. All Ages welcome, meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr.

For Families: Campfire Building and Cooking’ @ Highbanks Metro Park

2/23, 2-3 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Learn some techniques to build a campfire, then prepare and enjoy some simple campfire snacks. Ages 6+

Program is free and meets at Highbanks Nature Center

Urban Stings Concert @ Columbus Main Library

2/23, 3-4:30 PM

96 S Grant St. Columbus

Youth string ensembles perform inspiring and upbeat music from popular African-American composers and arrangers.

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