Have you been to Columbus Commons? Downtown Columbus isn't always the first place you think of when trying to figure out where to go with the kids, but let me tell you, Columbus Commons has a lot in store for the summer and they haven't forgotten about your little ones! Here are a few things you may want to experience with them. And most of them are FREE! :)
Commons for Kids
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 31 – August 30 (Excluding August 9)
From face-painting to story time, crafts to music, there is a ton of stuff going on Downtown at the Columbus Commons. Fridays, all summer long, they have put together a lineup of fun things for you and the kids.
“Friday mornings are all about kids at Columbus Commons. Commons for Kids kicks off with Columbus Metropolitan Library story time at 10:30 a.m., followed by fun and interactive children’s activities. Kids can enjoy the Reading Room, sponsored by Highlights for Children, use their creativity to build their own Imagination Playground, bounce on inflatables, and take a free spin on the carousel. The Columbus Metropolitan Library book mobile will also visit Columbus Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”
Here is the link: http://columbuscommons.org/happenings/commons-for-kids/
Also at the Columbus Commons - free movie nights from now through August. Movies will be start at dusk – bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic to enjoy these movies!
Please note the restrictions on what you can bring. Go to the link to see all the details
2013 Movie Series
June 1 – Crazy Stupid Love (PG 13)
June 21 – The Lorax (PG)
July 19 – Wreck It Ralph (PG)
August 2 – Hotel Transylvania (PG)
August 31 – Back to the Future (PG)
KEO EDITORS NOTE!
I have not seen all of these movies, BUT I have seen Crazy Stupid Love and in my own opinion it is TOTALLY inappropriate for kids!
And last but not least (and NOT free) at the Columbus Commons is Popcorn Pops - The Columbus Symphony kid focused concert this to show them how fun music can be. These shows are great for families with children ages 3 – 12, and feature free popcorn and pre-concert activities such as face painting, art projects, musical instruments and more! Gates open at 6:00 p.m. – get there early to snag a good picnic spot. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and run for approximately one hour.
2013 Popcorn Pops Schedule:
Friday, June 21, 2013 – First Day of Summer Party
Friday, July 19, 2013 – Broadway for Kids
Tickets cost $10.60 online through Ticketmaster, or contact CAPA Ticket Center at 614-228-8600. Discounted $8 tickets are available at Central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster Outlets.
click HERE to go to their website for all of the details.
Here is a list of the local restaurants who want to thank Veterans and active military by treating them to a free meal this Veterans Day. Yea!!
*most, if not all, restaurants require proof - a uniform or military id.
*Deals are Sunday or Monday, or both days - make sure to check the listing!
Max and Ermas is offering their 'Best Cheeseburger in America' combo with soup or salad and a cookie.
Unos is giving Veterans a choice of entree or individual pizza with the purchase of another of equal value on Sunday and Monday.
California Pizza Kitchen - Free meal (any pizza plus non alcoholic drink) on Sunday, November 11, 2012 or Monday, November 12, 2012 with proof of service. Dine in only.
McCormick and Schmicks will give a complementary meal to Veterans from their special Veterans Day menu.
Outback Steakhouse - if giving away free Bloomin' Onions and beverages (non alcoholic) November 11-12, 2012 and starting on the 13th, Outback will give a 10% discount to all Veterans and active duty military through the end of the year.
BD Mongolian BBQ is offering 1/2 off stir fry to Veterans all week through the 11th.
Olive Garden – Active duty and veterans can pick one of six free entrees on Sunday.
Friendly's Restaurant invites Active Military and Veterans to enjoy a complimentary "Big-Two-Do Breakfast" and Coffee on November 12 until 11am.
Champps is offering a free Cheeseburger and fries all day on Monday to Veterans and Active duty military.
Applebees – Veterans receive a free signature entree on Veterans Day
Lonestar Steakhouse - On Monday, November 12, 2012, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from the Stars & Stripes Menu.
T.G.I. Friday's – Free lunch for all veterans on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday's for details.
Golden Corral – Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4-9pm– free buffet for military.
Texas Roadhouse - Free lunch and beverage on Monday, November 12, 2012.
Krispy Kreme will be offering a free doughnut and a free small coffee.
Cheeseburger in Paradise, Monday, November 12, 2012. Free meal from select menu.
7-Eleven – Free small Slurpee on Sunday, November 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m
Red Robin, Monday, November 12, 2012. Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries.
Red Lobster – Sunday, November 11, 2012. Free Appetizer. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
THANK YOU VETERANS!!
If you're kiddos love Frisch's, your going to love this deal. :)
Frisch's Big Boy: Get 8 kid's meals for just $1! Frisch's Halloween Kid’s Cards can be purchased at any location until Oct. 31 and can be redeemed from Nov. 1 - Dec. 18th, 2012. Each card is good for one kid's meal (including a drink) for kids under 10. Must be accompanied by an adult for dine-in only, but no adult purchase is necessary.
Find locations here - call your local store to make sure they have these in stock.
We've scouted out some great Fall Fun for you and your family!!!
"The Greatest Free Show On Earth!" - The Circleville Pumpkin Show, just 30 minutes south of Columbus. They have Amusement Rides, Games, Two Parades Daily (except Saturday), Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Food, Food & More Food!
You can call (740) 474-7000 for information or visit their website at www.pumpkinshow.com
The annual Boo at the Zoo. Great fun for the family. We can visit there website to see everything that's happening - too much to include it all here! Click on the logo above to go to their website for the details.
Hilliard Fall Festival & Musical Jamboree 2012
Hilliard is hosting the free 5th Annual Fall Festival & Musical Jamboree on Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 1-5 p.m., at the Rogers A. Reynolds Municipal Park.
Activities include Patches of Light Piggy Bank Drive, Horse-Drawn Hay Wagon Rides, Crafts, PT Reptiles, Turtle Lady, Airbrush Tatoos, Pumpkin Carver, COSI on Wheels, Farmers Market, and Inflatables. You'll enjoy free hot dogs with donation, with additional goodies for sale.
Here's the link.
Dublin's annual Halloween Spooktacular brings the family-friendly Spirit of Halloween on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 3:30-8:30. This free family-friendly event will take place inside and outside at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
Inside the Rec Center, there will be musical performances, crafts, bingo, fortune-telling, the Bugman, COSI Science Spot, meet and greet with Police and Firefighters, plus the chaperoned Monster Mash dance (from 6:30-8:30) for Dublin middle school students with a valid middle school identification.
Outside on the event lawn, families will enjoy the haunted trail, trunk-or-treat trail, hay maze, hay rides, pumpkin carving demos, and more. The event is free, with the exception of food and photos ($4).
Dublin Community Rec Center 5600 Post Road, Dublin
From 25% off your food bill for up to 2 people at some fabulous local restaurants, to half off admissions to great attractions around Columbus, Experience Columbus has some great things in store for you this weekend. (Thanks David!)
Print this flyer for your pass to these great deals!
2012 Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Days/Times/Towns
Thursday, October 25
Sunday, October 28
Tuesday, October 30
Wednesday, October 31
Canal Winchester 5:30-7:30
Grandview Heights 6-8
Grove City 6-8
Lewis Center 6-8
New Albany 6-8
Orange Township 6-8
Plain City 6-8
Upper Arlington 6-8:25
West Jefferson 5:30-7:30
Talk Like a Pirate Day?
We didn't even try to find out why, but Krispy Kreme is doing a giveaway tomorrow, Sept 19th, on Talk Like A Pirate Day. Anyone who dares enter a participating Krispy Kreme location and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. If you decide to go all out and go there in full pirate attire, you can score a FREE dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts. No purchase necessary. Offer Valid September 19, 2012 only.
Go HERE to find out more and tell them you're coming! :)
We've found some limited time offers and coupons that we thought you might want to know about and take advantage of! They have all been posted to our Facebook page but if you don't 'like' us on Facebook, (our feelings aren't TOO crushed) then you haven't seen them. Well, we still wanted to share the info with you. See how nice we are? :)
Einstein Brothers Bagels has a Buy 1 Egg Sandwich Get 1 Egg Sandwich Free that expires September 24, 2012. It's good for one egg sandwich with purchase of one egg sandwich.
Olive Garden loves the kiddies! Free kids meal with this coupon - Valid through 9/16/2012.
And another one from Olive Garden! Get a free appetizer when you purchase one adult dinner entrée. Expires October 7, 2012. Go grab the coupon!
California Pizza Kitchen is getting adventurous with their food and they want to make it a little less risky for you to try it out (very nice of them!). They are offering their new Quinoa and Arugula salad for free until 9/19 with this coupon.
P.F. Chang's is offering a complimentary starter with the purchase of any entrée good thru 9/30 for dine in OR carry out. You will have to go to their facebook page and they will email the offer to you. :)
All of the links to these offers are available on our Facebook page. Go and get em'!
August 4th is National Mustard Day! How are you going to celebrate?
How about going to Johnny Buccelli's?
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