The Daily Bulletin
If you are planning to inundate your kiddos with compliments on Jan. 24 (aka Compliment Day), make sure you think before you speak.
Numerous studies have found that the wrong kind of compliments can actually make kids less successful.
Compliments like “You’re great at math” or “You are a great reader” can make children believe that they have innate skills that don’t require to them to work hard. Such misperceptions can cause students to put less effort into their work and create more upset when those subjects become challenging.
Experts recommend praising children for working hard and trying their best—skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. For more information how to best praise children, visit http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/effective-praise-compliments-students.shtml.
It’s All-Star time, Columbus parents! The All-Star game itself takes place on Sunday, but that’s hardly the only event happening!
The 2015 NHL Fan Fair opens to the public this Friday afternoon in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 2015 NHL Fan Fair features family-friendly interactive games and attractions for fans of all ages; NHL memorabilia and trophy displays, including the iconic Stanley Cup; live TV and radio broadcasts; special appearances by current and former players as well as NHL Mascots; and music, food and dozens of other dynamic activities. All attractions will be included with the price of admission.
The Fan Fair will be open Friday, Jan. 23, from 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com or phone at 800-745-3000; online at BlueJackets.com; and in-person at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena.
Tickets purchased in advance will be $12 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of 3 and 12, seniors 65 and older, and college students and military personnel with valid ID. Tickets purchased on each event day will be $16 for adults and $12 for children between the ages of 3 and 12, seniors 65 and older, and college students and military personnel. Children under the age of 3 will be admitted for free.
Columbus Blue Jackets full season ticket holders and corporate partners have the opportunity to purchase tickets to an exclusive preview of the 2015 NHL Fan Fair on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7-10 p.m. Blue Jackets full season ticket holders interested in purchasing tickets to the Jan. 22 exclusive preview should call 614-246-3350.
For more information, fans can visit NHL.com/FanFair and follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL) and Instagram (Instagram.com/NHL) for the latest news. Fans can join the conversation by using the official 2015 NHL Fan Fair™ hashtag #NHLFanFair.
Here's a novel idea for visiting the Hocking Hills area and eating well: It’s the second annual Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise.
The way it works is quite ingenious: You buy a ticket for $15 (for each person) and can then stop in at each of 10 area restaurants over the next three weekends, where you can enjoy a special comfort-food dish. Plus you get a bonus stop at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center for homemade cinnamon rolls and a souvenir sliding measuring spoon.
$5 from each ticket supports local food banks. No restaurant reservations are needed, but tickets are required in order to receive the featured complimentary comfort food and gift. The exact dates of participation are: Jan. 24-25; Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8. And the exact restaurants and their dishes are:
- M&M Family Diner: Breakfast Burrito with Housemade Sausage
- Pearl's Diner: Biscuits and Gravy
- Jack’s Steak House: Macaroni and Cheese
- Pizza Crossing: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
- Olde Dutch Restaurant: Chicken and Noodles
- The Boot Factory Grill: Baked Steak Sliders
- The Ridge Inn: Meatloaf
- Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls: Berry Cobbler
- Hocking Hills Dining Lodge: Pizza
- Ralph's: Ice Cream
- Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center: Cinnamon Rolls and measuring spoon gift
Complete Comfort Food Cruise information is available at www.ExploreHockingHills.com.
Now’s the time to think about next month if you want to participate in any of the Perkins Observatory’s sky-gazing events.
The 8 p.m. programs on Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 require reservations and they do fill up. But they are a great way to get the whole family excited about astronomy and learn more about the universe all around us. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope.
The Perkins Observatory is located at 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. Route 23), just south of Delaware. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling 740-363-1257. Learn more at http://perkins.owu.edu.
The Westerville Parks & Recreation department has a cure for the winter blahs: The parks staff will host a Cabin Fever Reliever from 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Westerville Recreation Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., 43082.
The event, geared to children aged 6 and younger, takes place over multiple rooms. Children can participate in large muscle activities, play in a bounce house and make crafts, said program supervisor Lyn Kiger.
“It’s a great time for preschoolers to release some energy,” she said. “Parents love it.”
Children and their caregivers can drop-in any time during the event.
“There’s no set time when things happen,” Kiger said. “There’s something going on in each room at all times.”
The cost is $5 per child. For more information, visit westerville.org/index.aspx?page=133
- Winter Flea is back
- Give Kids a Smile
- 'American Girl' in the kitchen
- National Mentoring Month
- 2015 Summer Camp Guide
- Compliment Day
- NHL All-Star time
- Comfort Food Cruise
- Perkins Observatory
- Luau for families
- NHL All-Star festivities
- Kids Day is this Saturday
- Westerville parks program