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Spring Show at the Krohn

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The Krohn Conservatory (1501 Eden Park Drive) kicks off their spring show, A Garden of Pure Imagination, with a show room blossoming with vivid colors of cherry, lemon, grape, orange, blue raspberry, and sour apple. The candy-inspired exhibit includes vibrant tulips, cheerful daffodils, fluffy hydrangeas and more, all to make you feel like you’re inside… Read more »

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Live Performances This Week!

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Calling all fans of music and theatre, there are several opportunities to introduce the fine arts to your little ones this week.  Check it out below, and visit our calendar for even more fun activities. Jan. 9 features Music, Motion and Stories with Joel the Singing Librarian at the Durr Branch Library (1992 Walton Nicholson… Read more »

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Mom Report: Summit Park Ice Rink

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I grew up in Michigan where it pretty much is cold and snows from Halloween until Cinco de Mayo. My childhood home had a pond in the backyard, which my dad would shovel when it froze over. I spent every weekend, most weeknights, and my January birthday on ice skates. Now that I am older… Read more »

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Mom Report: Nights of Lights at Coney Island

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                  Head down to the river and enjoy Nights of Lights at Coney Island. Coney Island is often associated with Riverbend but it also hosts a drive-through light display. This two-mile stretch of lights will be sure to entertain you and the whole family! Be sure to come early as lines can be long but… Read more »

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Mom Report: EnterTRAINment Junction at Christmas

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                  EnterTRAINment Junction has something for everyone! As soon as you walk in, your feel like you are in a train station the way the lobby is set up. Right when you walk in, there is a nice cafe on the left and the gift shop and ticket counter are to the right. Restrooms are… Read more »

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Mom Report: 16-Bit

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I have a very typical little boy and by typical I mean he loves electronics and video games. When I asked him what theme he wanted for his seventh birthday he quickly replied, “Mario!” Immediately, I thought about 16-Bit being the perfect party location. I reached out to 16-Bit and asked if party packages were… Read more »

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Mom Report: LM&M Railroad’s North Pole Express

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                  Downtown Lebanon with its historic homes and buildings is the perfect backdrop for the 1930s LM&M train station. The town was lit up and decorated for Christmas, as was the train station with lots of wreaths, garlands, and lights. The wooden platforms and ticket office made it feel as if you were going back… Read more »

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Mom Report: Santa at Liberty Center

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Santa exists! Back in 2015, I took my kids to see Santa at Liberty Center mall and my jaw dropped. This was no ordinary “fill in” Santa; Santa at Liberty Center is the REAL deal. His real mustache and beard are just right, his nose and cheeks are rosy, and when he laughs, you can… Read more »

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Mom Report: Dinosaur Gallery at COSI!

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Space, trains, science, DINOSAURS! These are a few of my sons favorite things. So when I heard COSI is home to a brand new Dinosaur Gallery, masterfully created by the American Museum of Natural History, I knew we were Columbus bound.    The new AMNH exhibit is home to a variety of dinosaurs! We were… Read more »

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Mom Report: Dirr Nursery

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My home is filled with the delightful smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree, and my heart is filled with happiness knowing we chopped down that tree, together, as a family. We spent a morning at Dirr Nursery in Goshen, Ohio scouring rows of trees looking to find “the one”. Dirr Nursery has tons of… Read more »

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