Things To Do In Columbus This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018 - Kid 101

Things To Do In Columbus This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Confluence Trails Bulletin Board at Three Creeks, 3860 Bixby Rd, Groveport


Phone: (614) 508-8111

Scavenger hunts are one of the highlights of a nature trek during the summer, but it’s totally different during the winter and just as enjoyable! Come appreciate the beauty of the season in this fun scavenger hunt in the forest while exploring the natural play area. This event is free to attend.

Beaver Hike

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 5:15 pm at Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Road, Hilliard


Phone: (614) 508-8111

Did you know that beavers secrete a goo that smells like vanilla? Seriously. We’re not making that up. In fact, it’s sometimes used in vanilla flavorings. Castoreum is a chemical compound that mostly comes from a beaver’s castor sacs, which are located under the tail. It is secreted as a brown slime that’s about the consistency of molasses and smells like musky vanilla. It’s an FDA-approved natural flavoring. Learn these and other fascinating facts about Ohio’s largest rodent as you take a hike to look for these curious little creatures. You’ll walk 1- mile around the lake and look for beaver swimming as the sun sets. This event is free to attend.

Rocks with Wings

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware


Phone: (740)524-8600

With the recent painted rock phenomenon, you’d expect to see some of these crazy little guys pop up wherever you go around town – but what about in the sky? Come see painted rocks take flight as they migrate around the parks. Your little guys will paint their very own rocks and help launch a Hidden Rock Hunt. This event is perfect for all ages. To register, visit the website, click on this program, and follow the RSVP instructions. This event is free to attend.

Mammals of Ohio

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Nature Center Highbanks, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center


Phone: 614.891.0700

We’ve already talked about beavers, but are you familiar with all of the other abundant mammalian life here in Ohio? We don’t have to tell you that there are tons of different species living right here in our home state – but how much do you really know about them? Stop by the Nature Center to see a display of furs and skulls of Ohio’s mammals and learn a little bit more about our furry neighbors. This event is free to attend.

Preschool STEAM in the Library – Let it Snow!

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Lane Road Library, 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington


Phone: (614) 486-9621

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The Lane Road Library’s STEAM programs focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This month, they’ll share a story and then do some fun activities related to snow. This event is best for ages 3 to 6 and registration is required. This event is free to attend.

Shabbat Shaboom!

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at 6121 Olentangy River Rd, Worthington


Phone: (614) 885-6286

Enjoy a Shabbat celebration for 0-5 year olds (with an adult present). Songs, crafts, and a challah to take home. After the program is over, you can join the JCC Preschool for a large musical Shabbat together! This event is free to attend.

Sewing 102 PJ Class

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Sew To Speak and Yarn, 752 High St, Worthington


Phone: (614) 549-4428

Learn how to sew your own pajamas and you’ll never have to buy any other clothes ever again. Okay, well maybe not. Sew up some comfortable elastic waist pajama pants in this introduction to sewing with knits! This pattern is for men and women ranging from sizes XXS to XXXL and has both petite and tall lengths. You will learn how to customize for your size, and how to cut and sew with knit fabric. It’s so simple with our instructor, Jamie Hevener to guide you through! This level is for beginners (Sewing 101 recommended). Admission is $45.00 per person and includes all materials.

Sip & Spa Wine Tasting

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Hills Market Downtown, 95 North Grant Avenue, Columbus


Sip and Spa. Two words that are music to our ears. With 2018 comes a new year, and new you! The Hills Market hosts $15.00 Fridays where those in attendance get drink tickets to taste ten wines, beers, or cocktails, and have access to a bounty of “spaworthy” cheese and appetizers! This particular $15.00 Friday repeats one of their most popular themes to date: Sip & Spa. Start off 2018 right with wine, cheese and more! In addition to the usual assortment of food and drink, this tasting will have local health and beauty vendors for you to mix and mingle with! Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, so make sure to grab your tickets early!

What’s YOUR Super?

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Super Art League, 17 E. Tulane Rd., Columbus


Phone: (614) 804-9605

“Create Your Super” is a series of 6 classes that include visual art and performance art activities to help your child create their Super Persona. The activities reinforce the 6 Super Themes of the Super Art League: Creativity, Curiosity, Compassion, Self-Confidence, Teamwork, and Inclusion. The workshop finale is a final show performance! Kids get to take home everything they create: artwork, costume, and their special puppet. Be sure to contact for pricing.

Family Pajama Jam Skate

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus


Phone: (614) 846-5626

What’s better than skating? Wearing your PJ’s while you skate, that’s what. Wear your Pajamas and receive $2.00 admission to the coolest skating rink in town. Skate rental is $4.00 and rollerblade rental is $5.00. All children between 3 and 17 are required to pay admission before they’ll be allowed onto the rink.

Watercolor Class

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Dabble & Stitch, 211 E Arcadia Ave, Columbus


Phone: (614) 407-4987

Learn beginning watercolor experimentation and practices. Taught by Watercolor Artist Brenda Lloyd, there will be demonstrations of various techniques and equipment such as setting up a watercolor board, brushes and what they are used for, paper types, outdoor painting made easy, as well as color mixing, layering and blending. This is a hands-on class, so prepare to possibly get messy and have a whole lot of fun. Admission is $150.00 per person.

Daniel Tiger & Elmo Meet & Greet

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus


Phone: (614) 846-5626

Meet & Greet with Daniel Tiger & Elmo in this precious meet and greet for young skaters. This event is recommended for ages 2-8 and beginner skaters. Skate Mates are $5.00 per person and help beginner skaters build confidence. Adults are allowed to assist children on the floor in tennis shoes. Admission for Children & Adults is $9.00, and Skate Rental is $4.00 per person. All children between the ages of 3-17 are required to pay admission & skate rental. Any Children under 3 that is skating, is required to pay admission & skate rental. Fisher Price Skates Available!

STEM Workshop Grade K-3

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at STEM U, 7227 N. High Street, Worthington


Phone: (614) 412-3876

Looking to engage your child in activities that help them build critical thinking and problem solving skills? Does your child like building and tinkering. Try our STEM workshops. Each month students work on age appropriate challenge tasks. Last month students built marble slides with available materials. Admission is $30.00 for the class but you’ll receive 50% off STEM workshop for first time participants.

Yoga Friday!

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Art Outside the Lines, 485 E Livingston Ave, Columbus


Phone: (614) 450-1697

Friday Yoga is a one-of-a-kind class co-led by yoga teacher Becca and Kelsey, a professional artist with a disability. The class focuses on alignment and breath work, while leaving room for spontaneity and creativity. It is held in the amazing gallery space filled with natural light (and sometimes out under the clouds by the bubbling fountain). This class is accessible to everyone! Regardless if this is your first class or your 1000th, or if you’re 10 years old or 70, you can gain something from this class. Each class, you create a container for people to explore their bodies, breath, and spirit. Most importantly, this is a safer space for all who come. Class is $10.00 per person and all of the money goes to keeping this community space open.

Cozy Storytime

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Bexley Public Library, 2411 E Main St, Bexley


Phone: (614) 231-2793

Join us on these special Saturdays for a quiet storytime for school-age children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. You’ll practice some basic mindfulness exercises and breathing techniques, read Zen stories, and offer either warm drinks or light snacks. Relax and unwind with us on a quiet winter day. Trust us – you’ll appreciate the way this will quiet down your rambunctious little ones. This event is free to attend.

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