Friday 1

Happy New Year!

Sunday 3

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
One of rock music's biggest arena attractions will play a pair of shows at the Nationwide Area. Show times are 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by going to www.ticketmaster.com. For more information visit www.NationwideArena.com.

Monday 4

Music and Movement
Ages 2-5 years can perfect motor skills with songs and dancing. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 1- 1:30 p.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Tuesday 5

MarioKart Madness
Come enjoy the video gaming for ages 9-15. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Tales for Toddlers
Enjoy tales for the toddlers' ages 18-36 months. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Wednesday 6

Baby Games
Come for stories for ages 6-17 months. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 10:15-10:45 a.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Family Story Time
Enjoy stories for ages 2-5 and the whole family. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 7-7:30 p.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Thursday 7

Child Passenger Safety and Booster Seat Class
This one-hour class is for parents, grandparents, caregivers and child educators to find out what you need to know about the new booster seat law and how to keep children safe every time they ride in a car. This free class is at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, at 7 p.m. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Rapunzel
We all know the story of the beautiful young lady with the really long hair. This is the tale of how she came to be imprisoned in the tower and of the handsome young prince who comes to rescue her. In the process he learns, to his frustration and our hilarity, that this damsel in distress is long on hair but short in the stuff underneath it. One of our funniest adaptations, featuring audience participation. Show times are Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 9 and 16 at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.; Jan. 10 and 17 at 1 and 3 p.m.; Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Performances are at the Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St.. For tickets and more information visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org.

Friday 8

Perkins Observatory Guest Night
Our public nights are fun for the whole family! Individuals, families and groups of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Enjoy the night sky in a whole new way, depending on conditions. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information and directions visit www.perkins-observatory.org.

Preschool Open House
Come evaluate local preschool programs all under one roof. Preschools in Westerville, Lewis Center, Sunbury and surrounding areas will be available to share information about their schools. Please bring a canned good for the local food pantry. The open house is at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Saturday 9

Clay Kids
This camp is a two-day project. In the first part they will make pencil holders with attachments out of clay. This is hand building that is done by the kids so old shirts should be worn. Kids will create their own designs. In the second class they will paint their fired cups. The workshop will include materials, supplies, snacks, and drinks. Children 6 and older can be left if they are able to work on their own. Please contact the studio to reserve your child's spot at (614) 527-7752. The classes are January 9 and 23 from 3-5 p.m. Outside the Lines Creative Studio is located at 5236 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard. The workshop costs $30.

Get Your Game On
Ages 10-18 are invited for an afternoon of action-packed fun during a MarioKart tournament. This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 3 p.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

National Youth Advocate Program
If you are interested in discovering foster parenting, register for foster parent training and learn how you can help make a difference in the life of a child. This training is free and will be held at the National Youth Advocate Program, 1145 Summit St., from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to register call Lesley Jones at (614) 583-1005, ext. 154.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Sunday 10

Clay Kids
This camp is a two-day project. In the first part they will make pencil holders with attachments out of clay. This is hand building that is done by the kids so old shirts should be worn. Kids will create their own designs. In the second class they will paint their fired cups. The workshop will include materials, supplies, snacks, and drinks. Children 6 and older can be left if they are able to work on their own. Please contact the studio to reserve your child's spot at (614) 527-7752. The classes are January 10 and 24 from 2-4 p.m. Outside the Lines Creative Studio is located at 5236 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard. The workshop costs $30.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Monday 11

Arts and Crafts
Come with your child to share and evening of arts and crafts. This event is for ages 6 and under from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville. The cost is $3 per child. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Music and Movement
See January 4.

Game Day
Play Nintendo Wii, Connect Four, Clue and more games for grades K-3. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 3-4 p.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Tuesday 12

African Art Influence: Global Impacts Similarities
This exhibition features art from diverse world countries. Traditional styles of handcrafts from around the world draw on cross-cultural influence in decorative designs. Art on display will be from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The event is at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave. For more information visit www.thekingartscomplex.com.

ECRN Developmental Screenings
ECRN offers free developmental screenings called Child Check for children ages 1 month through 5 years. These screenings are in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language, and personal/social skills. A hearing screening also is provided. The screening will take place at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1480 Zettler Rd. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments are required. Please call (614) 543-9000 ext. 216 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Tales for Toddlers
See January 5.

Wednesday 13

Baby Games
See January 6.

Family Story Time
See January 6.

Westerville Adolescent Volunteer Experience - WAVE
Kids ages 14 - 18 are invited to join the WAVE youth group where they will be in an interactive environment helping polish the skills in which they can implement into daily activities while providing the community with a helping hand. This free event is from 8 - 9 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Thursday 14

Kindergarten Coffee
Learn about the curriculum, full- or half-day programs, tour the school and meet the principal and pastor. Reservations are suggested. The event is at St. Michael School, 64 E. Selby Blvd., Worthington, from 9:30-11 a.m., or in the evening from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information or reservations visit www.stmichael.cdeducation.org or call (614) 885-3149.

Friday 15

Girls Night Out
Special hours for ladies only. Paint, relax and have fun with the girls. Unwind after the busy season and revel in everyone else's holiday horror stories. Enjoy snacks on us and bring in your favorite beverage. Price is by the piece with a minimum of $15. Reservations are required. Outside the Lines Creative Studio is located at 5236 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard. The event is from 6-9 p.m. please call(614) 527-7752 to register.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Toddler Time
Designed for children kindergarten-age and under. Come join us for a morning of fun, play and arts and crafts while exploring large and small motor skills toys in a safe environment. This is a parent/child class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. The cost of the drop in class is $3. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Saturday 16

OSU Party
Celebrate basketball Bucks with crafts, games and stories. Wear your Buckeye attire. This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 10:30 a.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Saturday Story Stomp
Sing along with stories, songs and dancing for ages 2-5. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. from 11-11:30 a.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Wii Family Tournament
Who is the best Wii bowler in your family? Bragging rights are on the line during this fun tournament. This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

Sunday 17

Cloth Diapering 101
An introduction to cloth diapering for parents wishing to reduce waste, rash and chemicals. This one-hour class will explain the different kinds of cloth diapers, how to use and care for them, and how to handle problems that may arise. Registration is required for this 10 a.m. event. Sprout Soup, 4310 N. High St. To register call (614) 267-7768.

Rapunzel
See January 7.

Monday 18

MLK Jr. Open House
Join us for the open house birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends to see performances in the theatre, learn about the civil rights movements, and participate in hands on activities. This event is free and open to the public from 12-4 p.m. at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information visit ww.thekingartscomplex.com.

Music and Movement
See January 4.

Tuesday 19

Middle School Book Discussion Club
Children in grades 6-8 can gather to discuss Andrew Clement's Things Not Seen with a teen librarian. This free event is at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information please call (614) 481-3778.

Tales for Toddlers
See January 5.

Wednesday 20

Baby Games
See January 6.

Family Story Time
See January 6.

Thursday 21

Arts and Crafts
See January 11.

Kindergarten: Ready or Not?
How will you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? A panel of children's librarians and kindergarten teachers will answer your questions and recommend resources. This free discussion will be held at 7 p.m. at the Worthington Libraries, 820 High St. For more information call (614) 807-2626.

Friday 22

Perkins Observatory Guest Night
See January 8.

Toddler Time
See January 15.

Saturday 23

Fancy Nancy Party
Your are cordially invited to a party honoring Fancy Nancy, and join the star of Jane O'Connor's fabulously posh picture books. Dress in you fanciest clothes and join us for very fancy stories, crafts and treats. This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 10:30 a.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

Introduction to Infant Massage
Caregivers are invited to bring their infants, (pre-crawling) to learn a full body massage protocol and techniques to help alleviate discomfort associated with gas and teething and other issues. Participants need to bring a soft blanket for their baby. Registration is required for the 12:30 p.m. class. The event is at Sprout Soup, 4310 N. High St. To register contact Melissa Weaver at Melissa@melissaweaverlmt.com.

National Youth Advocate Program
See January 9.

Sunday 24

Cloth Diapering and Baby Carrier Introduction Class
This 90-minute class will introduce new and expectant parents to the benefits of cloth diapering and baby carriers. All different types of cloth diapers will be covered, as well as how to use and care for them. This class will be held at Sprout Soup, 4310 N. High St. Registration is required, please call to register or for more information (614) 267-7768.

Monday 25

Kindergarten: Ready or Not?
See January 21.

Music and Movement
See January 4.

Tuesday 26

Tales for Toddlers
See January 5.

Wednesday 27

Baby Games
See January 6.

Family Story Time
See January 6.

Healthy Children, Healthy Planet
A seven-week discussion group offered by Simply Living and Northwest Earth Institute will begin January 27 at 10:15 a.m. and continue weekly on Wednesdays. Cost for materials is $25. Registration is required. Call Sprout Soup, (614) 267-7768. A free introduction session will be offered January 13 at 10:15 a.m. The event is at Sprout Soup, 4310 N. High St.

Friday 29

Perkins Observatory Guest Night
See January 8.

Ready to Read: Crafts on the Go
Easy, interactive crafts will help your child get ready to read. These all-new projects are based on the six early literacy skills. The activities are for children ages 5 and up and an adult. This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 10:30 a.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

Toddler Time
See January 15.

Saturday 30

Cabin Fever Reliever
Get out of the house and have some winter fun. We will have entertainment, crafts and activities for you and your preschoolers to enjoy. This event is open to children 6 and under accompanied with an adult. The event is $3 per child at the door from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

Fireside Tales
Bring the family and warm up with stories and songs in front of the "fire." This free program is at the Worthington Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 4 p.m. For more information visit www.worthingtonlibraries.org.

Stroll for Epilepsy
A family-friendly walk through Polaris Fashion Place. As walkers make their way through the 2-story mall, they will stop at designated stations to collect answers to questions in our Treasure Hunt Quiz and become eligible to win prizes. Walkers are requested to collect pledges from others. A minimum $25 donation is required to participate in the Treasure Hunt. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org.