Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…2/28-3/1

Maple Syrup, African American Tales, reptiles and more.  What will you choose? 

The Science of Chick Hatching @ Westerville Library


Discover the excitement of chick hatching with a teacher from Bring the Farm to You. Learn about the different steps of chicken development from egg to fuzzy chick. 

Then visit the library over the following weeks to see the process come to life with incubating eggs on public display in Youth Services. Approximate hatch date is Wednesday, March 18. Live chicks will be picked up on Wednesday, March 25

Orange Playtime @ Orange Library

2/28, 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. 

Tots on the Trails @ Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2/28, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Join a naturalist for a slow-paced half-mile walk through the woods. Ages 0-4. Meet at the Nature Center.

Playtime @ Powell Library

2/28, 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.

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt @ Dublin Library

2/28, 4-5 PM

75 N High St. Dublin

Celebrate Black History Month by scouring the Dublin Branch for clues before claiming a prize from the Treasure Chest! Pick up a game sheet and start searching! 

Read Across America Family Fun Night @ Worthington Community Center

2/28, 6:30-8:30 PM

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

On February 28th, the Worthington Education Association will be hosting its annual Read Across America Event at the Worthington Community Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This free family event includes face-painting, live animals, snacks, balloon-twisting, Worthington Library storytimes, large costume characters, an open gym with the Worthington Kilbourne Men’s Lacrosse Team, Preschool gym, and more.

You will receive a discount swim pass for a future visit to the Community Center  with a donation of a new or gently used Preschool book benefiting the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Maple Syrup Time @ Gallant Farm

2/29, 9 AM-4 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

Many Depression-era farms tapped maple trees to collect sap and make maple syrup during the late winter an early spring. The resulting product provided a tasty sweetener for foods and a source of income during the off-season. Join us at Gallant Farm and discover how sap is extracted from the maple trees and then cooked down into syrup.  All ages.

Maple Sugar Time @ Blendon Woods Metro Park

2/29, 10 AM-2 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Drop by Blendon Woods’ Sugarbush Day Camp area for a demonstration of maple syrup making. All ages. 

MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo @Lausche Building @OHIO Expo Center & Fairgrounds 

2/29, 10-4 PM

717 E 17th Ave Columbus

MakerX is a super fun family-friendly FREE community tech expo celebrating creating with technology. MakerX features VR, gaming, robotics, drones, 3D printing, music & design technology, automation, and making of all kinds!! This public festival of creating with technology is suitable for all ages. Attendance at MakerX is free and requires no tickets. However the Expo Center will charge $5 per vehicle for parking.

Turtle Shell Tales @ New Albany Library

2/29, 11-11:30 AM

200 Market St. New Albany

Enjoy African and African-American tales of the folksy and fabled turtle and tortoise.

WOSU Family Day at COSI

2/29, 11 AM-2 PM

333 W Broad St, Columbus

Join WOSU Public Media on Saturday, February 29 for WOSU Family Day at COSI from 11am to 2pm. Bring the whole family to the WOSU Gallery on COSI’s second floor and enjoy hands-on activities, meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and watch your favorite PBS KIDS programs on the big screen. The event is free with COSI admission.

Who is Walking in my Neighborhood @Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2/29, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a walk through the park with us as we look for signs of animal movement and learn to interpret the secret language of tracking. Meet at the Nature Center.

Leap Day Adult Date Night: Gourmet S’mores and Night Hike @ Highbanks Metro Park

2/29, 6:30-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Bring your significant other (although it’s okay to come with friends, too!) and enjoy trying your hand at some gourmet s’mores recipes followed by a night hike. Ages 18+

Optional night hike begins at 7:00 pm. Dress for being outside, and bring a flashlight.  

Program is free and meets at the Northern shelter. After you enter the park, the Northern shelter is the second parking area on the right.

Leapin’ Lantern Stroll

2/29, 6:45-7:45 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Celebrate this Leap Day with a 1-mile candlelit stroll along the Spring Creek Trail. 

Please note: The program begins at 6:45pm, to ensure that we have enough time to hike before the park closes at 8pm. 

Meet at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. This lantern hike is dog friendly!

Go WILD Kids Club: Frogs, Toads & Salamanders, Oh My! @ Sharon Woods

3/1, 2-3 PM

Learn about the secret lives of amphibians while you meet some of our animal ambassadors. Ages 5-12.

Program will be held indoors at Spring Hollow Lodge. Please note that the Lodge is located at 1069 W. Main St., and is not accessible via the main park entrance off of Cleveland Ave. 

Free Family Fun Day! @ SOS Spay and Neuter Clinic

3/1, 2-5 PM

3500 E Livingston Ave, Columbus


We invite you to celebrate with us at our NEW location!!

Enjoy an afternoon filled with animals, games, prizes, raffles, and auctions. There will be lots of fun had and plenty of activities for the entire family. It will be a great time to see the space and hear more about our services. 

For those that are unfamiliar with what we do, we are a non-profit, low-cost veterinary clinic and our mission is to reduce the homeless pet population. This new location is a much larger building which will allow us to expand in both the number and kinds of services we offer!

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