Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…2/22-2/24

Warmer temperatures are on their way, hooray!  Soak it up while we can 😉.  There’s a variety of activities this weekend. Alien invasion escape, crunchy slime, Cinderella story time, maple syrup, Urban strings concert, lots of nature, kid’s eat free event at City Barbecue and more! 

🌸2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show

Through 2/24

717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus


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!

🚪Explore The Rooms at Easton 

Explore a mysterious exhibit produced by COSI that engages your senses and allows you to investigate intriguing science concepts. You’re the key, so go ahead and unlock these themed rooms and explore illusions, be part of a social experiment, and see your surroundings in a new light. 

Please note: children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Located on Level 1 of the Easton Station, The Rooms at Easton are open during these hours:

Monday-Thursday: 12 PM-8 PM

Friday-Saturday: 12 PM-9 PM

Sunday: 12 PM-6 PM

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧Worthington Community Center’s Family Night

2/22, 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)

🐴$5 Friday Pony Rides with Cookie & Sugarfoot @ Horse -N- Round Fun

2/22, 5 PM-7 PM

7042 Feder Rd, Galloway

Cookie & Sugarfoot our fan favorite mini horses will

be here this week to ride! Don’t miss out on seeing & letting your children ride them! 

Come join us for some affordable fun in our indoor arena, especially if you haven’t been around horses much or at all along with farm animals! Some of our petting zoo will also be there to check out and pet/brush for free!

This is great to come for those who want to be introduced to horses before trying riding lessons, 4h, a pony party, day camps, trail riding and more. Or simply those who are horse lovers and want to get their horse therapy in.

🦇Wildlife Observation Night @ Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2/22, 6-8 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Catch a glimpse of nocturnal critters through the viewing windows. Meet at the Nature Center.

🦉Owl Hike @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

2/22, 6-7 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Search for barred owls on a 1-mile hike. Ages 6 and older. Meet at shelter house. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Literacy Night @ Northwest Library

2/22,  6:30-8 PM

2280 Hard Rd, Columbus

The whole family is invited to the Northwest Library for an evening of fun. The staff will lead activities, crafts, face painting and a special visit from Pete the Cat! Hope to see you there!

🥞Maple Syrup Time  @ Gallant Farm

2/23, 9 AM-4 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

Many Depression Era farm families tapped maple trees to collect sap and make maple syrup during the late winter and early spring. The process yielded a tasty food and provided a source of income during the off season. Learn how maple sap is extracted from trees and cooked down into syrup. Free; all ages.

🦅Eagle Watch

2/23, 11 AM-1 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Take a 3-mile hike to the Overlook Deck to look for bald eagles and signs of nesting activity. Ages 8 and older Meet at Nature Center

❄️Snowy Science @ Old Worthington Library

2/23, 10:30 AM-11:30 PM

820 High Street, Worthington

You bet your (snow) boots it’ll be fun! Robots? Yes! Take home a snowflake? Yes! Judge an ice sliding competition? Even more yes! For ages 2-7.

👑Story Time with Cinderella! @ Barnes and Noble

2/23, 12-1 PM

1560 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Where there is kindness there is goodness 

and where there is goodness there is MAGIC!

Princess Cinderella will be making a magical appearance at Barnes & Noble in Polaris for a special Story time on February 23rd from 12-1!! 

We can’t wait to see you there!!!:)

👍🏻Crunchy Spring Slime @ Michaels

2/23, 1-3 PM

Mix in colorful pony beads and glitter for a satisfying crunch when you play!

Cost: We’ll provide the supplies, including premade slime.

🥞Maple Time @ Slate Run Farm

2/24, 1-3 PM

1375 OH-674, Canal Winchester

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.

👽Alien Invasion Escape Game @ Northwest Library

2/23, 2:30-4 PM 

2280 Hard Road, Columbus

Aliens have invaded your spaceship and plan to release a deadly virus. Solve the clues to find the virus before your ship crashes! For ages 9-11.

🍽Kids Eat Free! @ City Barbecue

2/24, 11 AM-9 PM

This Sunday, February 24, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal ($7 or more!) We’re open 11AM-9PM and will have a kids craft table all day!! Come by and see us this week 🙂 ALSO, $1 of each piece of cake sold will go to Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Sunday! See you & the little ones this weekend!

A little fine print: Adult meal purchases $7 or more are eligible for a free kid’s meal. One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.

🙌🏼GPS Treasure Hunt @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

2/24, 2-3:30 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Learn how to use a GPS unit, and then put your skills to use searching off-trail for hidden critters. To clarify, you will be looking for fake critters, but there is always the possibility to encounter real ones!

Meet at the Natural Play Area

🎶Urban Strings concert @ Columbus Main Library

2/24, 2-3 PM

96 South Grant St. Columbus

Youth string ensembles perform inspiring and upbeat music from popular African-American composers and arrangers in celebration of Black History Month.

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