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NEWS ON THE GO COLUMBUS PARENT PROFILE: Worthington’s Chris Bradley and Jason Bradley-Krauss PEOPLE YOU SHOULD MEET: Children’s book illustrator and CCAD graduate Kate Endle VITAMIN ME: Capital Style editor Kristy Eckert HOUSEBROKEN: Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo TAKE IT FROM TRACY: 10TV’s Tracy Townsend NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Circleville SHOP SPOTLIGHT: Maggie & Me boutique THE DOCTOR IS IN: Psychologist Kevin Arnold’s new advice column for parents FAMILY FINANCE: Denise Trowbridge weighs in on money matters EATING OUT WITH KIDS: at Bexley’s ZenCha Tea Salon HANDS ON: Clintonville’s Wholly Craft makes Shimmering Jack O’Lanterns COOKING WITH KIDS: Buckeyes DAY TRIPPIN’: The Circleville Pumpkin Show PLAYGROUND PATROL: Metro Park Natural Play Areas OVERNIGHT TRIPPIN’: Pittsburgh REVIEWS: Books, apps, games and a website The labor and delivery nurses’ locker room at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

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A Life in the Day of a Labor and Delivery Nurse Scheduled Deliveries on the Decline The Big Reveal Preparing Your Children for a New Sibling THE GO-TO GUIDE: Central Ohio Birthing Hospitals

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getting started: LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The Miracle Maestro BY JANE HAWES

On the first day of September, I got up at 5:15 a.m. and made myself a darn good breakfast because I knew it would need to last. By 6:45 a.m., I was in the company of Madeline “Maddy” Bumgarner, a labor and delivery nurse at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. By 7:08 a.m., I had met Cecelia and Kevin Doenges, a young Columbus couple, who were en route to meeting their first child. And by 8:51 that morning, we had all made the acquaintance of Leona Marie Doenges, a longlimbed, dark-haired beauty weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. You go through childbirth — twice in my own case — and you think that what you experienced was pretty amazing and unique. And it was. But then you get to be on the receiving, and not the giving, end of the process and you realize that every child’s birth is just as unique and amazing, no matter who the mama is. Witnessing a child’s birth is just flat-out aweinspiring, from the mother’s courage to the unwavering support of the father, grandmother or anyone else who might be there to help. Factor in that little baby’s fight to make sense of what the heck just happened — and you can hear it as each cry gets louder and stronger — and you are surrounded by proof that every birth truly is a miracle. I also knew, from my own experiences, that the guidance, expertise and passion provided by the nurses, midwives and doctors during this process are of extraordinary value. But to see it in action — unencumbered this time by being the one riding the lacticacid waves of contractions — was mind-blowing. When I sat down, a day later, and started typing the minute-by-minute notes I had taken, I couldn’t believe just how much had happened. It was like read-


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ing the score to a Beethoven symphony. I could see how masterfully Maddy had orchestrated an intricate weave of ruthless hygiene, detailed record-keeping, scrappy problem solving and, most importantly, potent empowerment. And the result? Nothing less than a new human life. Alysia “Al” Burton, our photographer, created a vividly accurate visual and aural record of our experience that day. In this, our first-ever Having a Baby issue, you’ll find the word and picture record of what we experienced when Cecelia and Kevin welcomed their daughter into this world, and I hope you’ll log onto our website at to experience even more of what happened. It truly was our privilege to come along for the ride with Maddy, Cecelia, Kevin and Leona that day. And it’s our privilege now to share that ride with you because, let’s face it, no matter how our children come into our lives, they’re all miracles. And we need to know the stories that go with the people, like Maddy, who make those miracles happen.

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WHO CAN HELP YOU HELP OTHERS: Kathy Borkowski and Doug Krinsky, co-chairs of Walk Now for Autism Speaks; Kim Niederst, Walk Now Director WHERE AND WHEN: Walk Now for Autism Speaks, The Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., Ohio State University Campus on Sunday, Oct. 9.


One Born Every Minute This summer, women giving birth at Riverside Methodist Hospital again became the subjects of the Lifetime TV Network’s show “One Born Every Minute.” The documentary-style show returned to the Columbus hospital to film a second season, once more focusing on the day-to-day happenings in Riverside’s maternity ward. Forty Lifetime crew members set up shop for six weeks, bringing with them several dozen remote-controlled cameras to film doctors, nurses and families as they experience the miracle of childbirth. Although the premiere date has yet to be announced, it will return with 10 episodes — an increase from the first season’s eight episodes. Can’t wait for the new season? Catch Season 1 on Lifetime, and visit for photos, video clips and to meet the Riverside staff. —HEATHER WEEKLEY

HELPING HANDS When the non-profit group Mercy in Action sought help for their initiative to set up birth clinics in impoverished places around the world, Clintonville resident Jamie Dellesky answered the call. Dellesky, her husband Teddy (a Columbus City Schools teacher) and their three young sons, Parker, Carson and Lukas, are moving to the northern islands of the Philippines in June 2012 to learn how to set up and run the clinics. A doula and childbirth educator for 11 years, Jamie Dellesky will complete her clinical training over the course of a year, while helping to provide free healthcare to moms and babies. “There is an epidemic of moms and babies dying for preventable reasons,” said Dellesky. “It comes because people aren’t trained. This training is one of the best ways to help impact the community.” More information about the project and how to donate to the Dellesky family’s endeavor can be found on their website: —HEATHER WEEKLEY

HOW: Join community members in a one-mile walk to benefit Autism Speaks, a national organization that works to support those who have autism through awareness and research. This year’s walk is on Sunday, Oct. 9. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a one-mile walk and a resource fair with more than 40 tables of information. Also making an appearance are animals from The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, along with food, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

BREAK IT DOWN Both Borkowski and Krinsky have sons who have autism, and the parents were eager to get involved with Autism Speaks. “It’s an opportunity for the families in central Ohio to celebrate and get together,” said Krinsky. Autism Speaks hosts walks all around the United States and in Canada. The Columbus Walk Now originated in 2008 and has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to autism research. “Last year we had 18,500 people come Niederst, Borkowski and Krinksy out,” said Borkowski. “We raised more than $800,000. This year, we’re hoping for $1 million and 20,000 walkers.” Borkowski explained that a lot of the money from the walk returns to the local community. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a recipient of some of the funds, which helps the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The hospital has one of the few ATNs in the country, and the goal is to provide extensive care for children who have autism.

WHAT YOU CAN DO • Register your family for the walk, or round up your neighbors, colleagues or friends and start a team. The more the merrier! Walk Now is stroller, wheelchair and wagon friendly. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is strongly encouraged. • Volunteer to help on the day of the walk. You can help as an individual or as a volunteer team. • Educate yourselves and your children. Whether your child is affected or they have peers at school who have autism, Walk Now provides plenty of resources. “Service provider companies come in and hand out information,” said Krinsky. “Families can walk around the Schott and learn about different services.” —HEATHER WEEKLEY


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FOR MORE INFORMATION To learn more about Autism Speaks, their mission and ways to help those who have autism, visit the national website: Register online for Walk Now at

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Tina Parsley was the lucky winner in Columbus Parent’s Back-to-School Lunch Party for Parents, and we caught up with her and her lucky guests while they enjoyed their prize luncheon at Matt the Miller’s Tavern in Dublin.

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Chris Bradley and Jason Bradley-Krauss on, 43; AGES: Chris, 46, and Jas 16 years

What is the most played song on your iPod right now? Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”

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re and Maria, 4. Both kids we CHILDREN: Spencer, 7, r ou h wit d ite un re la. We we adopted from Guatema a r eve t tha s wa 4— son on Christmas Day 200 took much longer. We on pti ado s ria’ Ma t! sen pre tember 2008. brought her home in Sep

If you had to be on a reality TV show, which one would it be? Both of us would be on “Design Star” on HGTV. We renovated our home in Old Worthington as well as our house in German Village.

ington NEIGHBORHOOD: Worth rologist at WBNS 10TV and JOBS: Chris is Chief Meteo ner of creative director and ow Jason Bradley-Krauss is n. Desig House of Krauss Graphic

Who are your favorite TV or movie parents? Mitchell and Cam on “Modern Family.” When we watch the show, it certainly hits close to home!

Which superhero power would you like to have? Chris says lightning speed to be everywhere all the time. Like most of us, it seems impossible to do everything you would like to do in a day. We just have to do our best and with kids you never know what’s going to happen next.

Favorite thing to do for cheap family fun in Central Ohio: Hiking at Highbanks Metro Park. We both love to be outdoors and the park is amazing. One day we were wading in the Olentangy River and Spencer said to both of us, “What’s that?” The minute Chris saw that snake he was out of the water in a flash!

Favorite restaurants to take the kids: Bob Evans and Noodles & Company for casual dinners. The Little Farmer’s Breakfast and good old-fashioned mac-and-cheese are always a hit. For somewhere special we’ve taken the kids to J. Liu in Worthington. They both think it looks like the inside of the Titanic.

Favorite movie that you went to see with the kids: Hands down, the movie “Up.” But don’t let the kids know that both dads cried.

The best advice you’ve ever received as a parent: Our minister at church said with kids you need to embrace the unanticipated, unforeseen and unexpected. Ain’t that the truth?

What have you learned as a parent that you wish someone had told you before you had that first kid? Wish we would have not worried so much and read all the “how to raise your children” books. With Spencer we followed every word in every chapter. When we adopted Maria, I think we were so busy we never even picked up the book. To be honest, we were much more relaxed.

What’s the biggest difference between your children? Spencer can be described in two words: “fun guy.” He is very happy-go-lucky. Maria, on the other hand, is determined and full of self confidence.

Our life’s mottos are: Chris’s is: “Don’t worry, be happy!” Jason’s is: “Be the change you wish to see in the world!”

Favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon: The Worthington Pool, Columbus Zoo or our favorite Metro Park. We try to have “family fun” every weekend. It can be as simple as putting up the tent in the back yard and fixing s’mores (which Maria refers to as snores) by the fire. PHOTO BY ADAM QUEEN IMAGES


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Kate Endle still isn’t quite sure how she became a successful children’s book illustrator and author. The 1994 Columbus College of Art and Design graduate knew, coming out of high school in the northeast Ohio town of Russell, that she wanted to major in illustration. And while other schoolmates “changed their majors every year,” Endle said she stayed with illustration because she just knew it was the right art form for her.

She spent her five years in Columbus, absorbing everything she could from her professors while also working at Katzinger’s Deli in German Village, and she has warm memories of exploring the abandoned Ohio Penitentiary with her schoolmates (it was razed in 1998). “Sometimes we’d run into other groups of students from Ohio State, and there was also a band of homeless people living in there,” Endle said, adding, “I didn’t tell my mother about this until after I graduated.” Life eventually lured Endle, who turned 40 this year, out to Seattle, Washington, and she began to build a career in freelance illustration with a style that mostly drew


on her painting skills. But it wasn’t until 2005 when something gelled. A children’s book project with renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly had fallen through. In the aftermath of 9/11, her freelance work had dried up. “I didn’t have any work for a year,” she recalled. But Endle kept plugging away and her work evolved into a distinctively whimsical style that integrated watercolor painting and creating collages from decorative paper glued onto stretched canvas. She began getting more commissions to illustrate for children’s book authors. Then came a few children’s books of her own. Now she’s up to an even dozen and has just collaborated on two

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with children’s music artist Caspar Babypants, aka husband Chris Ballew. “My Woodland Wish” and “Bunny Rabbit in the Sunlight” were just published by Sasquatch Press and are available at local bookstores Cover to Cover and The Book Loft of German Village. Illustrating for other authors isn’t the warm and fuzzy collaborative process that most people would envision. “I usually don’t meet with the author,” Endle said. “The art director doesn’t like for that to happen. Too many cooks in the kitchen.”

And she’s not all that enamored of all types of children’s books, mostly because she likes to work quickly and efficiently. Board books get a thumb’s up — “those are really, really fun” — but picture books? Not so much. “Those are 32 pages and every character has to look the same on every page,” Endle explained. “It gets very messy when you have 16 big sheets to work on. It’s a massive project.” There are fascinating choices to be made with collages but Endle has learned she has to sweat the tiny details, right down to what text to use when inserting print images into her collages. She’ll cut up newspapers, magazines and books. One time she used tiny bits

of Truman Capote’s classic crime story “In Cold Blood” as her raw material. “The art director put together words to see if she could,” Endle said, “and she figured it out. I had to change it.” In marrying Ballew, Endle became stepmom to his son Augie, 14, and daughter Josie, 11. She enjoys her stepmom role but knows her career makes motherhood of any other variety unlikely. She often rises early to do chores and exercise, but then starts her artwork work around 1 p.m. and continues until midnight most days. The process sometimes drives Endle batty but she keeps with it because, as she said simply, “I like the finished product.”

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Show a Little Love… to You! DEAR NEW MOMMA, Yes, you are now experiencing a love more soulful than you ever could have dreamt — a feeling so deep it will literally make you weep (evening news = bad!) and a protective instinct so fierce you may never sleep well again (it’s not about the baby being up; it’s about the fact that no matter how much yoga you do or wine you drink, you will literally invent things to stay awake worrying about). But let’s get one thing straight: In the midst of learning how to take care of this little being you adore, you still need to take care of you. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity. You’ll be a better mom if you can figure out how. Now, I’m certainly far from perfect. And if I ever fully figure out this whole parenting thing, I’ll write my book and enjoy the rest of my life on a hillside in

Tuscany. Meanwhile, however, I do have a tip or two on how to look out for you. BE HONEST. When you arrive home with your new baby and people ask if they can help, don’t say (in the way most of us are inclined to do), “I don’t need a thing.” Instead, tell them a homemade dinner would be incredible. Or that the lawn really needs to be mowed. Also, set boundaries and be direct. If family and friends are visiting, tell them in advance that you’d prefer they visit from 5-6 p.m. or stay just one night. This is not the time to be a people-pleaser; it’s a time to be a you-pleaser. Your baby is only new once, and you can’t get that precious time back. Savor it — and gratefully accept the love others are trying to give. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. You’re not going to get everything right, and that’s OK. You’re not going to love every second, and that’s OK. You’re not going to be able to dress your infant perfectly and keep him

from puking all over himself two minutes before your friend arrives, no matter how brilliantly you time things. And that’s OK. LAUGH IT OFF. You have two choices when your child pees on you: Cry or laugh. If you can’t learn to do the latter, you’re in for a long haul of miserable motherhood. And really, wouldn’t you rather laugh? I know I would.

KEEP THE CAVALRY ON SPEED DIAL. Moms, sisters, cousins, friends — you’ll need them like you’ve never needed them before. My nipples are killing me! (Lansinoh cures all.) Put him in the car seat to help him sleep — really? (Genius!) Am I the only person who read 26 books on pregnancy and mistakenly thought I’d have time to read the what-to-do-when-baby-arrives books once baby arrived? (Absolutely not.) You’ll pay the moral support forward someday; for now, call the girls as often as necessary. They understand.

DO ONE THING EVERY DAY FOR YOURSELF. Maybe it’s a walk. Or yoga. Or a bubble bath. Or a magazine. It could be five minutes some days and an hour others. But do one thing every day that is just for you. It will be harder to carve out that time than you can fathom, but more refreshing than you can possibly imagine. LASTLY, LOVE THE MOMENT. Soak up those tiny toes and chirpy coos and toothless smiles. And if the moment isn’t one you want to relish, fret not — the one worth living for is just around the corner. With love from one always-learning momma to the next, KRISTY Kristy Eckert is the editor of Capital Style, a bimonthly women’s magazine published by The Dispatch Printing Company. To sign up for her weekly e-newsletter, visit

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My house isn’t haunted. I mean they’re all haunted by declining property values, deterioration and obsolescence. But haunted by ghosts? No. Hauntings, if the innumerable “ghost tours” this time of year are any indication, occur under very particular circumstances.

First of all, the building must be old. Why ghosts prefer some drafty old pile with outdated wiring, termites and a damp basement is beyond me. It’s completely illogical. Think about it: If you’re a ghost, you’re invisible. So you could live anywhere. Under those circumstances, I’m going to find some 6,000-square-foot beauty with restaurant-quality appliances, a home theater and a four-car garage. But ghosts just don’t seem to go for modern amenities. Give them a Victorian-era house, preferably with a menacing tower, and they’re content. Go figure. Second, ghosts prefer houses on hills. Mine does sit on a slight rise, but I doubt it’s high enough to suit ghosts, who must have a thing about drainage or something. Maybe they were haunted in their past lives by flash floods. Third, ghosts like bad landscaping. If the place isn’t obscured by overgrown vegetation and gnarled branches that cast ominous shadows by moonlight, they’re not interested. I’ve got some

Joe Blundo’s column So to Speak appears in the Life section of The Columbus Dispatch. Visit his blog at broadleaf weeds, but I doubt they would attract much interest from supernatural types. I’ve noticed that a lot of haunted buildings have connections to wars, crimes or tragic incidents. My house has been unremarkable in the tragic incident department, and the Civil War was over for a hundred years before it was built. Nor was the place a former mental institution, prison or stagecoach stop — all places almost guaranteed to be haunted. Also, my house lacks the classic ghost attic. It has no floor, let alone creaking floor boards. It’s basically just piles of insulation, which would make ghosts itch terribly, assuming they are prone to such maladies, which I suppose they aren’t.

A ghost could probably overlook all these deficiencies if my house were close enough to a cemetery, but it’s not. To be honest, I don’t really get the ghostly affinity for cemeteries. I mean, come on, you’re a free-floating spirit: Fly to Aruba. Ride the breeze to Paris. Live a little in your afterlife. Speaking of transportation, ghosts also like trains and bridges. I’ve lost count of how many ghostly railroad conductors haunt stretches of track, swinging their ghostly lanterns to frighten teenagers. Or hang out under bridges, moaning pitifully, as anyone dumb enough to live under a bridge would be likely to do. So I suppose I could lay some track in the backyard or build a small bridge over a koi pond in the hopes of attracting a ghost or two. The motivation would be that I could then sell tickets to my own haunted house tour and produce a little revenue. For that matter, I wonder if it’s ticket sales that attract ghosts in the first place.

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Pregnancy is an incredible experience. I love that it’s the focus of this month’s issue of Columbus Parent. Nearly 10 years have passed since I was pregnant with Ian, but I remember it like it was yesterday. We were so excited by the news of our pregnancy and then over the moon when we learned it was a boy. While I know many people like to wait to discover their baby’s gender, I was anxious to find out because the road to pregnancy had been difficult for us. After years of working out diligently and trying to stay fit, I was eager for the freedom of pregnancy to eat all the foods I had been avoiding virtually — all-time favorites like Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwiches, chocolate

shakes and guacamole. Fortunately my husband Murv was a good sport about my temperamental eating habits and willing to venture out whenever the cravings started. Of course it didn’t take long for my obstetrician to reel me in with a lecture on proper pregnancy weight gain. In addition to becoming obsessed with food, I was a slave to fashion — maternity fashion. My husband was not pleased with my penchant for purchasing business suits,

evening wear and casual wear, including tights. If they made it in a maternity size, I had to have it. At the time, I was working as a news anchor and knew the eyes of many were upon me and my burgeoning belly. Few things compare to viewers calling me up to evaluate my hair, accessories and wardrobe. My hormones were a jumble along with my self esteem. One unforgettable aspect of my pregnancy is that my younger sister, Marion, was also pregnant. She and her husband already had a daughter and while she often said she was “done,” shortly after my announcement, they made theirs. There was an almost immediate role reversal. Since childhood, she would look to me for direction. Now it was me looking to her — often frantically — to help me understand every little movement, feeling or change. Our husbands were proud. Our parents were, too, but our mother also worried about whether she’d be able to be on hand for two deliveries. There was, in the end, no need for concern. Ian made his entry into the world, on his due date of Feb. 7. Marion gave birth to another beautiful baby girl eight days later and named her Tori. Our family nickname for

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them is the “twin cousins.” Ian is now nearly as tall as I am (he loves to razz me about it!). Rarely a day passes that I don’t just watch him and marvel at the experience. As moms and dads know, parenting requires countless sacrifices (sleep, time, money, to name a few). We have made our share of them and recognize there will be many, many more. Even after the longest days of work, school, errands and homework, I still get so much joy in the seemingly mundane task of tucking my son into bed. Surely Ian isn’t going to want to participate in this nighttime ritual when he’s older. So each time I say good night and get that little whiff of his freshly showered hair, I am content and reminded that while I appreciate my personal happiness and professional successes, motherhood is truly my best accomplishment.

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Circleville’s small town charm comes through on the sidewalks, in the shops and around the neighborhoods. People say hello to one another while strolling around town. Shopkeepers offer customers friendly greetings. Neighbors watch out for each other. Visitors to the Pickaway County seat will likely receive a warm welcome as well, said Charlie Jackson, president of the Pickaway

County Visitors Bureau. “You will notice the friendliness of the people,” he said. “People will engage you to be helpful.” While thousands of people flock to the town this time of year for the annual Pumpkin Show — call it a “festival” and risk giving yourself away as an out-oftowner — Circleville has plenty of interesting history and sites.

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The city, which was founded in 1810, originally was laid out in a circle. But residents grew to dislike the city’s unique concentric layout where all the streets radiated out from an octagon-shaped court house. In the mid 1830s, residents developed a plan to square off the town. The multiphase plan was completed by 1856. Today, Circleville boasts a nice collection of historic buildings and thriving shops. Lindsey’s Bakery, known worldwide for making an

enormous pumpkin pie during the Pumpkin Show, is a great first stop. The bakery makes pumpkin doughnuts, crème horns and other treats from scratch. The familyowned business opened in 1950. Wash down your sweets with a cup of joe from Scioto Valley Coffee, a local favorite that also serves up a delicious chicken salad sandwich. Then stroll along Court and Main streets for a bit of shopping. Crafters, card makers and scrapbookers will delight in Creative Chaos. In addition to stamps, paper and craft supplies, the store has a small but exciting collection of inexpensive antiques for sale. The store offers a free drop-in class Wednesday mornings at 10. Treasure Isle offers a nice selection of children’s items. The store carries John Deere toys, some stuffed animals and other unique gift items. Kids who like fun accessories will want to check out the store’s sock display. Girls with a sense of style will want to visit Maggie & Me, an awesome boutique








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cone, said Teri Roese, a mother of five: “We like the tradition of Wittich’s and the history of it.” Roese said she and her children enjoy many of Circleville’s outdoor spots. They like to rent paddle boats or canoes at Hargus Lake located in A.W. Marion State Park. They also spend time walking the trail through the woods at Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park. This new park features a modern play set with many slides and lot of things to climb, a splash pad and a butterfly garden. Anyone can learn how to plant a butterfly garden at Rhoads Garden Center, a well-stocked nursery that welcomes children. The garden center hosts a regular program for kids called the “Garden Gang,” and is meant to teach children the joys of nature.

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When Rebecca “Becky” Mancini opened a boutique in Circleville in 2001, she knew it was important to choose the right name for her store. She planned on carrying clothing for juniors but figured she would also offer some women’s

items. Realizing that many people in the small town knew her and her young daughter, Maggie, by name, Mancini called the store “Maggie & Me.” “I knew when they heard that name, they would know to

expect a little bit of women’s clothing,” she recalled. She has found that mothers and daughters love her store which she describes as “kind of funky, chic, classic, modern and not too out there.” —MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON

How has the store changed over the past decade? It has evolved a lot. I had to start out small. In the beginning, we had big trees and plants and big chairs taking up space. It was real sparse. We just kept filling in and filling in. The junior room — which was my first love — was a niche I thought was untapped in the area. Now our store goes from newborn to size 16, we just kept adding.

How do you know what direction to take the store? I just listen to my customers, and let them take me in each direct. I’m very hands on and always listening to what they were looking for, what they were driving to Easton for. You can carry the same lines they carry in the big cities. I either have it or I can fit them and order it.

Why should someone drive from Columbus to visit your store? For the unique selection. We hand pick everything. We make it extremely exciting — from style to fabric to color. It’s just different than the normal big store. We’re not afraid to buy something unusual. Also, customer service. We thrive on that. With the prom dresses, we get them ready from head to toe. From the undergarments to the dress to shoes. We’ll finish her look.


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Your store is pretty unique in Pickaway County. Is it hard to stay motivated? We do have competition. You can come to Pickaway County and have a great selection of prom dresses. There’s a bridal store in town that carries a lot of them. We get a lot of people that come to Circleville and say, “Wow, there are two shops doing prom.”

How have you weathered the recent downturn in the economy? When you listen to the news and read papers about the economy, it always makes you feel not so good in your stomach. It’s very challenging to know whether to follow your heart or what you read. I have to follow my heart and keep it interesting and fun. When we opened in 2001, it was a month after 9/11. From the very beginning, it was really scary. You cannot not buy great things because you’ve got to keep them walking in the door.

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The Haunting

Fears of Fatherhood BY KEVIN ARNOLD

Worried that you’re a fearful father? Well, compare yourself to the fanatically fretful Gil, played by Steve Martin in the movie “Parenthood.” When Gil’s wife announced she was pregnant again, he replied, “Well, great! Let’s see how I can screw the fourth one up!” Fathers experience fear and insecurity from the very beginning. Their wives’ pregnancies focus most of the attention on the mother-to-be, while the Gil in all of us wonders how to best prepare for fatherhood. Unfortunately, like Gil, many of us persistently feel insecure about fatherhood. The out-of-control nature of young children challenges us to accept orderly disorganization. But if dads do not adapt to these challenges, anxious parenting takes over: Fathers become irritable, controlling and impatient. To counter the fear when it creeps in, try these four tips for becoming a fearless father:


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1. Keep Track of Scary Situations: You parent less nervously when you know to expect anxious parenting. Make mental notes about the three to five situations in which you become most stressed with your children so you can prepare. 2. Notice “Gil” Thoughts: Parental stress stems from fear-inducing ideas that focus on inadequacies in parenting skills and catastrophic outcomes. Listen to your thoughts when you feel parental stress. Dads often report thinking, “I can’t handle these kids!” or “They’ll run through the store and break something — everyone will stare at me.” These ideas, while very stressful, are almost never true and seldom worth believing.

3. Change your Stressful Ideas: Fathers counter parental stress best when thinking more clearly. To change stressful ideas, practice healthier ideas. One effective strategy employs flashcards. Write out both the scary and more confident thoughts on a flashcard. Practice challenging the stressful ideas several times each day. A card might say: “My scary thought is that I can’t get the children to do what I say at the store. But they listen to me in most situations. The store makes them distracted with all the displays. I have to work harder to gain their attention, but once they are listening to me, they’ll do as I say.”

4. Imagine Yourself Behaving Confidently: Before entering a stressful situation, imagine an effective, positive way to teach your children how to behave. Close your eyes and see yourself acting as an authority in fathering. By practicing before you enter the situations, you ready yourself to be the best dad you can be. An effective father is skilled and confident. Parenting skills can be found in many different self-help books or classes — but genuine confidence is developed by controlling how you react and what you think. So stop fearing fatherhood — you were born to be a dad.

Kevin Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP, is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, the director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, and a clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the Ohio State University.

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Write that Game Plan Now I have a bottomless pit of money to tap for the ever-growing costs of raising my kids. Don’t you? OK, I’m kidding. Resources, especially money, are finite. And, as a parent, it’s hard to think about more than the dayto-day hustle of working, keeping the kids alive, the lights on and the mortgage paid. But you have to think about the big, scary stuff like retirement, saving for college, debt, or you’re compromising your financial well-being. Prioritizing big goals is very personal, but here’s a quick list of what experts say you should be focusing on.

1. BUILD AN EMERGENCY FUND. Families need “at least 10 percent of their annual income” in a savings or other cash account, said Carol Friedhoff, a certified financial planner with Savvy Outcomes in Dublin. That’s just the emergency fund for the day-to-day items that pop up, like car repairs and leaky roofs, said Robert Reed, of Reed Financial Planning in Columbus. You’ll need an amount equal to 20 percent of your mortgage balance in another account for dire emergencies, such as job loss or serious illness “because the last thing you want to worry about in a serious emergency is losing the house.” If these numbers seem big, remember with money, as in life, the journey begins with a single step. Stash even a tiny sliver of each paycheck, and you’ll be better off.

2. PAY OFF CONSUMER DEBT. Don’t be average. Last year, 56 percent of Americans had credit card debt, with an average household balance of $15,799. The average car loan in the U.S. last year was for $26,673. Paying it off has to be a priority, because the interest and payments funnel precious dollars away from the other things you’d like to provide for yourself and your family. If you have debt and no savings, “put half of your available funds toward the debt and half toward the emergency fund,” Friedhoff said. Savings will keep unexpected expenses from pushing you deeper into debt. If you’re super-deep in debt, it’s time to “cut the bills, batten down the hatches and concentrate on paying it off,” even if you can’t save for emergencies or retirement, Reed said.


3. SAVE FOR RETIREMENT. Try to save at least 10 percent of annual income for your dotage, “or else you’re going to have to work forever,” Friedhoff said. If you’re struggling to pay off debt or build up savings, try to save enough in your 401(k) to at least get the company match. Then, bump savings up to “10 percent once the debt is gone and you have savings.” 4. SAVE FOR COLLEGE. It’s hard to put Junior last, given the cost of tuition and news of grads weighed down by student loans. But the cliche is true: You can get loans for college and not for retirement. Aim to save enough to cover onethird of Junior’s tuition. “By the time your kids are in college, you may be able to pay some of tuition with earnings,” Friedhoff said, and your child and financial aid can cover the rest. Overwhelmed? Don’t be. Next month we’ll begin a series of articles on tricks you can use to free up money in your monthly budget to put toward your big financial goals.

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If tea is, well, your cup of tea, you’re probably familiar with ZenCha Tea Salon. With locations in the Short North and Bexley, the salon has been brewing teas from around the world since 2002. Upon first glance, ZenCha would not appear to be an ideal destination for children. The restaurant seeks to promote “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.” I don’t know about your kids, but those aren’t words I would use when describing mine, except maybe when they’re asleep. Also, there is no children’s menu, no chocolate milk, no crayons and no placemats to color. The Asian-influenced menu is heavy on vegetables with a distinct lack of nuggets of any kind. The restaurant’s only nod to small children is a couple of high chairs. During our visit in Bexley, we were the only table with a diner younger than 20 years old. However, for a more adventurous child, ZenCha provides a welcoming gateway to new foods and, of course, tea. In fact, the servers are called “Tea Ambassadors” because their job is to introduce people to the world of tea. We visited the Bexley


location for Sunday brunch. In keeping with ZenCha’s mission, the interior of the restaurant was very soothing — dim lights, soft music, muted colors. The weekend brunch menu has several fruit-based breakfast options, as well as a variety of Asian-inspired and seasonal items. I decided to be daring and ordered the Okonomiyaki, which are Japanese savory pancakes with cabbage, mushrooms and carrots. No visit to ZenCha would be complete without ordering tea. The tea menu is extensive and I ordered the hazelnut chai tea. After we ordered, our

server brought us a sample of tea. Not only did we get to taste the tea, but we also got to see the leaves and learn a bit about its history. I enjoyed the sample, but my daughter thought it tasted “like it was missing something.” We did have to wait quite awhile for our food to arrive, which I think is part of the relaxed atmosphere. However, it was hard for my 10year-old to remain patient. But the food was well worth the wait. The Okonomiyaki were a delightful surprise — crunchy, light, creamy and salty. They were drizzled with mayo and yaki sauce, a soy-based concoction. I would definitely

order them again. Even my daughter loved them and had several bites. The hazelnut chai tea was delicious. I received a pot of the creamy, spicy tea, and drank every last drop. It was decadent without being overly sweet. The bathrooms were clean and spacious with a waterfall faucet that impressed my daughter. However, there were no diaper-changing facilities. Bottom line: If your child is open-minded about food, ZenCha offers adventure in a relaxed atmosphere. Parents of picky or high-spirited children might want to consider other options. —TRUDA SHINKER

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For Coloring Contest info, safety tips, to download free activity and coloring pages, or THE KID SAYS: Tea has never been my thing, but this place was really cool. The ZenCha Tea Salon had fake grass in a lot of places and if you’ve ever been in a DSW, the music there sounds a lot like some of the music in the tea salon. It smelled nice, too. Normally bathrooms are not very interesting. This one was. I’d call it the coolest bathroom ever. The top of the counter was made out of rocks that were glued together, and the sink was a little bit like a waterfall. I ordered the Strawberry Sunrise Waffles and vanilla bubble tea. I didn’t really like the bubble tea (which is a tea-like drink with tapioca chunks) but the waffles were awesome. They came with strawberry syrup that I didn’t eat much of. I did eat the

whipped cream that came with the meal. The service was great! (Though they did forget to give me my turkey bacon at first, which, by the way, was very yummy.) When our waitress (or Tea Ambassador) saw that I wasn’t drinking my tea, she asked if I wanted another drink for free. At first I didn’t want any more, but I finally agreed. She ended up making me this cold tea called Fresh Fruit Tea Autumn Blend. It tasted like apple juice with a twist. I liked it. It didn’t taste like tea at all. There were apple slices floating in the drink, which I thought was cool. The only bad thing was that it left a weird taste in my mouth afterwards. I would recommend ZenCha Tea Salon to people who like tea and fruit, and are willing to try new things. —EMMA SHINKER

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Tired of rotting pumpkins on your porch? Get the whole family involved in making these reusable jack o’ lanterns that can be lit indoors and outdoors. Make a bundle of them to line your walkway or porch or to add spooky ambiance to your living room on Halloween night! (This project also looks great using different colored tissue paper and Halloween silhouettes like bats and witches!)

WHAT YOU NEED • 1 glass jar, empty and cleaned out with all labels removed (spaghetti sauce or mayo jars work great) • 2-4 sheets orange tissue paper • 1 sheet green tissue paper • black cardstock or construction paper • silver or translucent glitter • Mod Podge or other decoupage glue

HOW YOU DO IT 1. Spread newspaper around your work surface. Decoupage glue has a tendency to get everywhere! 2. Pour some of the decoupage glue onto a small plate and mix in the glitter. You’ll want to have more glue than glitter in the mix, but other than that there’s no restriction on the amount of each. Add as much glitter as you want sparkle on your final project. (Tip: If you want to skip this step, pre-mixed glitterdecoupage glue is also available at any major craft supply store.)


3. Tear the orange tissue paper into strips or small pieces. 4. Flip the jar upside down and use the sponge brush to add a layer of glitter glue all around the side surface of the jar. 5. Lay the orange tissue paper pieces on the jar, overlapping them. Cover the entire surface. 6. Spread another layer of glitter glue on top of your pieces. 7. Carefully flip the jar over. Add green tissue pieces to the very top of the jar all the way around the area where the lid would screw on.

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8. Let jar sit and dry for 24 hours. 9. Cut out a jack o’ lantern face from your black cardstock and glue onto the jar. 10. Add a votive candle to the inside and light your new jack o’ lantern!


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At 8:51 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a little girl named Leona Marie Doenges was born to Cecelia and Kevin Doenges at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Her grandmother, Susan Fox, also was present for her birth. And so was Madeline “Maddy” Bumgarner, the labor and delivery nurse on duty. This is how it happened.

TIMELINE 7:00 A.M.: Maddy comes on duty and gets a report from the night-shift nurse about Cecelia Doenges, who had been admitted during the night and is now ready for the final phase of labor and delivery. 7:08: “OK, Cecelia, we’re going to start pushing.” 7:11: “Chin’s to the chest and push hard. Count to 10. Don’t let the air out, push hard.”

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7:13: Maddy goes to wash her hands and sanitize them. She’ll do this after every round, and also keep Cecelia washed and soothed with cool washcloths. 7:14: Maddy lowers the bottom half of the bed and raises the top. “This will help her with her legs so she has more power,” she explains to Kevin and Susan. 7:15: “You count,” Maddy tells Kevin. “Curl into your belly,” she tells Cecelia. 7:26: “Again, stronger, stronger, stronger, againagain. Deep breath.” 7:28: Maddy updates the computerized record of the fetal heartbeat and Cecelia’s contractions.


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8:25: Another round of tug-of-war pushing. Kevin asks Maddy, “So you specifically work out for this job?” Maddy replies, “Well, I knew when I came on board this job, you had to be strong.” 8:33: “Oh, yeah! Come on, Mama!” This is the first time Maddy calls Cecelia “Mama.” 8:35: For the first time, Cecelia begins to cry a little. “Hang in, you’re doing it.” 8:37: “OK, we’re breaking the bed down,” Maddy tells Cecelia. “This is it, hang in there.” Thirty seconds later, the bed is reconfigured to accommodate delivery. 8:38: “Let it build. The head is really dropping. That’s what you’re feeling.” 8:39: Maddy turns on the overhead fluorescent lights, brightening the room, which had been dimly lit until then. 8:45: Maddy swabs all of the area around the birth canal with iodine. Katie dons full scrubs. 8:46: With the next big push, the top of the baby’s head is visible when Katie feels for it. Cecelia cries softly. 8:48: “Againagain,” Maddy urges, then runs to the next room to get syringes. “I’m just stealing equipment from next door.”

7:33: Maddy knots a bedsheet several times and hands one end to Cecelia. The “tug-of-war” pushing is about to begin. This technique will help Cecelia focus her pushing despite having an epidural in. 7:40: “Push down here. Curl in … Good! Awesome push.” 7:42: The midwife, Katie Waibel, arrives. Maddy gives her an update on the pushing so far.

7:44: “Start breathing. Start pushing, all your might now.” 7:45: Maddy runs to the nurse’s station and orders another bag of penicillin for Cecelia’s IV feed. She chugs down a cup of ice water. “Hydrate,” she says. “Have to stay hydrated.” 8:05: Pushing with the knotted bedsheet again. Maddy explains later that she’s nursing a torn meniscus in her right knee, and by the end of

the day, she’s limping. But her strong leg muscles, built through years of competitive soccer playing, make her a potent tug-of-war partner. 8:08: Maddy flattens the bed and flips Cecelia to rest on her left side, elevating her left leg in a stirrup. The change in position will help Cecelia build energy for the final stretch. 8:20: “We’re getting close.”

8:50: “It’s crowning, Mamacita,” Maddy jumps in front of Susan to replace her at Cecelia’s right side. “The head is out, I’m taking over here.” Maddy will explain later that the baby’s shoulder was stuck against Cecelia’s pelvic bone, so she had to quickly press down on Cecelia’s belly in order to pop the baby loose. 8:51: “She’s out, woo hoo! Good job, Mommy!” About 30 seconds later, Leona Marie Doenges starts crying and her skin begins changing color from blue to purple to pink. 8:53: Maddy dials the nurses’ station. “Hey, it’s Maddy. I have a baby for you. 8:51. D-o-e-n-g-e-s.” | Maternity Directory | October 2011 |


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The nursery at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital

Women hoping to schedule a child’s birth to coincide with a family member’s birthday, their husband’s vacation or grandma’s availability may be in for a surprise. Central Ohio hospitals are asking obstetricians to be more choosey about scheduling births. The hospitals are encouraging doctors not to schedule deliveries before 39 weeks gestation unless mom or baby is experiencing medical complications. Babies are considered full-term at 40 weeks.

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Pediatricians began urging the change in policy about four years ago when they realized “these big babies were filling up their nurseries,” said Dr. Jay Iams, who specializes in maternal fetal medicine at Ohio State Medical Center. At the time, nearly one of every seven early inductions in Franklin County was performed without a stated medical reason, according to local health officials. Pediatricians saw that babies born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation — called late preterm — were facing medical issues that fullterm babies weren’t, said Iams, who also serves as the clinical chair for obstetrics for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Late preterm babies as well as babies born between 37 and 38 weeks are at greater risk of having respiratory problems or infections. They also may have more difficulty feeding, maintaining proper body temperature and fighting jaundice. The risks associated with these early deliveries prompted pediatricians to reach out to obstetricians, said Dr. Kristina Reber, neonatology associate division chief for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “We’re making sure obstetricians are aware that the risks are higher with that population,” she said. “We’re educating moms that

the convenience of the mothers, said Barit’s not safe to deliver their babies early.” Pregnant women, especially those having bara Rose, director of the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, which focuses on their first baby, also may also face difficulreducing the number of preterm births in ties from an early induction, said Mark LanOhio. don, chairman of the department of obstet“There were many, many social reasons rics and gynecology at Ohio State Medical that didn’t have anyCenter. thing to do with health “For women who of mom or the baby,” have never delivered Rose said. vaginally and are Her organization induced, there’s an The March of Dimes advohas worked to increase increased risk for a cates for 40-week gestation awareness of the issue. Cesarean delivery,” he when possible. Here are “The message to said. “There really pregnant women, their should be a good reasome of their reasons why: families and their son for the induction obstetricians is the eviof labor — particularly • A baby’s brain at 35 weeks dence very strongly for a first-time mothshows that babies er.” weighs only two-thirds of should not be delivEarly inductions what it will weigh at 40 ered before 39 weeks,” also have financial she said. consequences, said weeks. Through the CollabAlex Meyer, director of Prematurity Initiatives • In the last six weeks of preg- orative’s efforts, all four Central Ohio hosfor Ohio Better Birth nancy, your baby’s brain pital systems have Outcomes. Babies born adds connections needed for begun collecting data early are more likely to spend time in the balance, coordination, learn- about scheduled inductions. Doctors neonatal intensive care ing and social functioning. who induce babies unit and incur serious prior to 39 weeks are medical expenses. A • Babies born at 40 weeks are now asked to provide a day in the NICU costs less likely to have breathing medical reason for about $1,500, she said. their decision. The practice of and feeding problems as The number of inducing mothers early infants. scheduled inductions began for good reawithout a medical reasons, Iams said. Initial• Babies born at 40 weeks are son has dropped since ly, obstetricians were hospitals have begun doing it out of necessiless likely to have learning collecting the informaty when mom or baby and behavior problems in tion, Reber said. The was experiencing a childhood. number of early inducmedical problem, he tions performed withsaid. out a documented As obstetricians medical reason in became more comfortFranklin County in able with early induc2006 was 13.5 percent, she said. By June of tions and experienced good outcomes, the deliveries became more prevalent, Iams said. this year, the number had dropped to 6.3 percent, she said. “We just kind of drifted away from the “There’s been a lot of great collaboration guidelines that say don’t mess with pregnanamong our hospitals,” Reber said. “As a cy until one week before the due date,” he community we’ve come together to work said. toward better outcomes for our babies.” Doctors began scheduling inductions for

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Once upon a time, parents-tobe did not know the gender of their baby until the moment he or she was born. Boy (or girl), have times changed!

These days, revealing the sex of the baby comes with its own pomp and circumstance. Stacie Black and her husband Darrell are among a growing number of couples who chose to share that special moment with their families. “We took a pink bib and a blue bib to our doctor when we went for the ultrasound,” Stacie Black said. “We turned away while he took the picture of one of the bibs and put it into a bag and closed it. That weekend we had the family over for a party.” The couple had a special cake made with both pink and blue icing and with the names they selected for both a boy and a girl written on the top. When the bag was opened, the entire family found out at once that the couple was having a baby girl. “I was in shock!” said Black. “I thought I was having a boy.” The moment celebrating the news of baby Victoria was extra-special because the couple had experienced three miscarriages before this successful pregnancy. When Stacie became pregnant again, this time with her son Parker, big sister Victoria got to play a role in the gender announcement to the family. “I took her to Build-A-Bear,” Black said. “We recorded a voice that said, ‘Victoria is having a baby brother.’ The bear’s shirt said, ‘It’s A Boy!’” The family of three hosted the big reveal to relatives during a cookout. Little Parker, who turns 4 this month, still has the bear. “People are getting really creative,” said Tricia Gale, owner of TG Patty Cakes, a custom-order bakery serving Central

Stacie and Darrell Black and their children Parker and Victoria with the build-a-bear and bib they used to tell the gender of their children. Ohio. “Instead of a baby-shower cake toward the end of the pregnancy, this is something they can do before. It is a good excuse for some fun.” Gale has made pink- and blue-tiered cakes for twins, and uses ingredients like pureed blueberries and raspberries to create the tasty blue and pink hues that hide inside.


Gale said she loves sharing the joy of couples who open this special moment up to their families. Stacie and Darrell Black still get excited when they think about it. “I love it,” Black said. “I loved having my family there and being able to share that with everybody. You are in the moment at that time.”

MORE REVEALING CREATIVITY Here are some more ideas for announcing the gender before birth: • The doctor gives the ultrasound results directly to a cake designer. Then the couple and family find out the gender when they cut into the cake.


• Set up a blog with the name of the baby and share the picture of the sonogram in your first post. Use the blog throughout the pregnancy to keep family and friends posted on your progress and your experiences.

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• Take pink and blue bears to the doctor. Have the doctor put the appropriate bear in a box and wrap it. Open the box during a family gathering.

• Write a letter to the people you want to know about the baby, like Grandma and Grandpa, and use the baby’s name in the return address. Write the letter signing the baby’s name and a personal note.

• If the baby has an older sibling, get a shirt made that says: Excited to be a Big Sister or Big Brother.

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Preparing Your

Children for a



Helpful Hints for Easing the Transition: • Tell your child about the pregnancy before friends • Show children pictures of themselves as babies • Complete major changes (potty training, bed transitioning, etc) early to avoid overwhelming child • Point out babies of different ages • Stick to routines but vary parent if possible • Sign up for a sibling preparation class at an area hospital: Ohio Health Hospitals: 800837-7555; Ohio State University Medical Center: 800-2935123; Mount Carmel Hospitals: 614-898-6667 Source: Dr. Yvonne Gustafson, Parent Consultant at Riverside Methodist Hospital


Leah Young, of Hilliard, knows a thing or two about preparing kids for a new sibling. With three girls at home and pregnant with her fourth, Young is again facing the task of months of preparation — both for herself and her family. Young and her husband Cody started early to prepare Brinley, 8, Avery, 5, and Aspen, 3, for the arrival of another sister in December. They’ve been talking about the baby, watching videos online together and taking the girls to ultrasounds. But Young said she knows that no matter how much a parent prepares, their children’s ages and personalities will create a range of reactions to the new baby that are as unique as each child. Brinley, for instance, was 3 when little sister Avery arrived, and she greeted the new baby with excitement. Two years later, however, daughter Aspen arrived and the more energetic Avery displayed anything but affection.

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Leah Young with her daughters Avery, Aspen and Brinley “I couldn’t let the baby out of my sight,” recalled Young. “I felt like I played Keep Away for the first year.” For children under 3, this type of reaction is not uncommon, said Dr. Yvonne Gustafson, Parent Consultant at the Elizabeth Blackwell Cen-

ter at Riverside Methodist Hospital. “There’s a big growth spurt between 2-1/2 and 3 years of age where children’s ability to recall information is greatly enhanced,” Gustafson explained. This can affect how a smaller child understands what a baby is and how it


should be treated. When a new baby arrives, toddler-age children may try to revert to behaviors they have grown out of, such as using a pacifier. “These kinds of behaviors are just a child trying to figure out the difference between a baby and a

big kid,” said Gustafson, adding they should us. Someone needs to tell us we’re doing a good job. We need that reinforcement, so we diminish with time. keep doing it this way.” Children ages 2 to 3 also haven’t masRegina Mann, of tered the skills of Pataskala, said that sharing, said Dr. patience has been crucial Daniel Coury, the in helping her daughter, chief of developmenEryn, 4, adjust to baby tal and behavioral sister Meagan’s arrival pediatrics at Nation10 months ago. wide Children’s Mann said she also Hospital. makes the most of one“They don’t share • “All of Baby, Nose to Toes” on-one time with Eryn toys well at the preby Victoria Adler while Meagan naps; they school,” Coury said, read, cook and play “and they don’t share • “Baby Can” by Eve Bunting together. mom and dad’s time “For so long, it had well with other • “There’s Going to Be just been her and I, and people.” a Baby” by John now, during the day, Common actingBurningham (it’s) the three of us,” out signs for the Mann said. “The individyounger set include • “Supersister” by Beth ual time helped with the hitting, throwing and Cadena transition.” yelling. Children over 3 often Children in the 4• “I’m a Big Brother” or “I’m a have the emotional to 6-year-old range maturity to understand are less dependent on Big Sister” by Joanna Cole how to treat a baby and their parents and may • “Fine As We Are” can be a big help to parhave learned how to ents. However, it is share, so the envy of by Algy Craig Hall essential that parents a new sibling shows • “A Baby Sister for Frances” teach older children up differently for what they can do, said them. Coury said they by Russell Hoban Gustafson. As helpful as may be more verbally • “Best-Ever Big Sister” or older children can be, hostile and say things “we don’t want to ever like, “You never play “Best-Ever Big Brother” signal that it is a child’s with me anymore.” by Karen Katz job to take care of the Coury recombaby,” said Gustafson. mended that parents • “Peter’s Chair” Very age-appropriatetry to maintain their by Ezra Jack Keats ly, Mann said, Eryn now prior schedules as loves to read to her much as possible, so • “What a Good Big Brother” little sister, Meagan, older children still by Diane Wright Landolf and offers her advice have a familiar rouon things like potty tine. When children • “Benny & Beautiful Baby training. express frustration, Delilah” by Jean Van Bringing home a new acknowledge their member of the family is feelings and reassure Leeuwen never easy but Young them that you still • “How to Be a Baby … said she feels confident love them. If a child is her girls will handle it physically hurting the By Me, the Big Sister” well. Young also enjoys baby, step in. by Sally Lloyd-Jones the extra excitement Before all else Source: Laura Nawojchik, youth services that the girls bring to fails, focus on the librarian at the Whetstone Branch Library the long months of positive. Catch chilpregnancy. dren being good and “It is so exciting to praise them for it. share this with more “Anytime they people that feel as much love as I do for this aren’t being bad, they are being good,” baby,” Young said. Coury said. “Praise is a good thing for all of

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Birthing Hospitals











1046 281


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services:





Multiple education classes for expecting and new parents including Tiny Talk and Happiest Baby on the Block.



Level II Newborn Special Care Unit

All private rooms with private bathrooms, surgical suite, NSCU unit and LDRPs all in one area on the same floor, 24 hour in-house physician coverage, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours.



CNMs are in-house 24/7, but they do not have their own patients. They perform deliveries if the physician is unavailable or patient arrives without an assigned physician.

Level II Newborn Special Care Unit

24-hour in-house physician coverage, free parking, quiet and soothing environment, unique hospital design that provides patient privacy, large private rooms with bathrooms, sleeping space for support persons, refrigerators and beside computer access, outdoor gardens on each unit.

14 LDRP rooms, but practice as an LDR




Level I

Childbirth classes, home visits




Anesthesia is available, and in-house when patients have epidurals


Level I Newborn Nursery

Employed NNP, women’s health clinic, breastfeeding hotline, childbirth education, relationship with Riverside Methodist Hospital, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours.

2563 718





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DOCTORS HOSPITAL 5100 W. Broad St., Columbus, 614-544-1000,

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FAIRFIELD MEDICAL CENTER 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, 740-687-8000,

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Additional Features:

Certified Nurse Midwife:

IV Required:


24-Hour In-House Anesthesia:

Number of Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms:


Cesarean Sections in 2010:


Births in 2010:

Central Ohio offers many excellent options for health facilities where you can deliver your baby. In this month’s Go-To Guide, we have compiled 2010 data about birthing hospitals in Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties. All information was provided by the facilities listed. * All locations have a Certified Lactation Consultant

Located in the newly opened Ann Burba Crane Center for Women and Babies, eight private birthing suites with large family areas including sleeper sofas and patients’ own bathrooms and showers, 27 newly renovated private postpartum rooms with bathrooms, showers and sleep accommodations for the patient support person; a well-baby nursery located on the same floor as the postpartum rooms, a Nationwide Children’s Hospital NICU, five private rooms designed specifically for women with high-risk pregnancies, Mother’s Milk Bank of Ohio, bra fitting services, breast pump rental and retail items.

24-Hour In-House Anesthesia:

Certified Nurse Midwife:

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatology Services:


5 LDR, 17 Postpartum beds

Yes, for inductions and C-Sections; If patient not being augmented, and requests no IV, the alternative is a Heparin Lock (small tubes attached to a catheter, inserted into the arm and held in place with tape in order to administer drugs and fluids for epidurals or emergencies)



Level II

Chef-prepared gourmet meal for parents; certified massage therapist for labor patients and post delivery; childbirth education, sibling classes, infant CPR, maternity tours; safe sitter classes; breastfeeding education & support program; certified car seat technicians



Usually LDRP, but occasionally LDR

Generally yes when in labor, unless patient requests otherwise and condition is stable for saline lock. If a patient comes in the night before for an induction, we will utilize a saline lock until labor is established, or Pitocin is needed.



Level I

Our certified childbirth educator and pediatrician offer a very personalized and extensive childbirth class. We also offer a prenatal clinic so that uninsured and underinsured clients can receive prenatal care based on a sliding scale (sometimes free). We encourage Kangaroo Care and rooming in with parents, but also understand that parents sometimes need their rest and are happy to watch their infant in the Well Baby Nursery. A “candlelight” celebration dinner is also provided to the new parents free of cost.




Standard of care, but patient desire considered




Birthing suites (labor rooms) with Jacuzzis, electronic infant security with unit lock-down, mother/baby couplet care, complimentary 30-minute post-delivery massage, home-like environment with individualized care, sleeping accommodations for father/significant other, celebration meal, internet/Wi-Fi access, spacious waiting area for family/visitors.


Yes, IV access required



Level III

Maternal Fetal Medicine program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services



Level III

Maternal Fetal Medicine program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services



Level III

Maternal Fetal Medicine program with on site and available for consultation, childbirth education classes, OB/ GYN clinic services

1320 W. Main St., Newark, 740-348-4000,

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2177 224 *

6001 E. Broad St., Columbus, 614-234-6000,


* (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)


500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, 614-898-4000,

MOUNT CARMEL WEST 793 W. State St., Columbus, 614-234-5000,

Additional Features:

Number of Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) or Labor, Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms:


IV Required:

Cesarean Sections in 2010:


Births in 2010:


* All locations have a Certified Lactation Consultant

367 * Both

Yes, IV access required

* (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)


88 *


Yes, IV access required

* (reported low-risk, first-time deliveries only)


4461 1491

13 LDR, 40 Post Partum rooms




Level III

11 Maternal Fetal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancy) Specialists, family centered maternity care, prenatal classes, translation services 24/7, dining on demand


6279 1922

20 LDR



No, but there are several physician practices who utilize them


Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for management of the NICU, outpatient lactation program, breast pump rental program, baby weight station, Maternal Fetal Medicine for high risk patients, kangaroo care, childbirth education, women’s boutique, designated inpatient unit for women with high-risk pregnancies, all private rooms, parenting helpline, free parking, support person allowed to stay 24 hours.

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Showering Mom (and Baby) with Love BY JANE HAWES

Mandi Aukerman-Flanagan unwrapped yet another gift and pondered it thoughtfully before the more experienced moms in the crowd explained it was a “soothing sounds” sleep aid for baby. “Thank God my next-door neighbors have five kids so I can ask questions,” Mandi grinned broadly. A baby shower nowadays almost requires a degree in engineering to figure out all the cool gadgets that go along with parenthood. Mandi and her husband Conor Flanagan are expecting their first child on Oct. 25, and they already know she’s a girl and her name will be Eliana, or Ellie for short. Mandi’s mother, Nina Aukerman, traveled over from her Xenia home and hosted a baby shower with Mandi’s mother-in-law, Mary Hill, at the Jefferson County Club, near Mary’s home in Blacklick. “It’s the same place we had our wedding reception,” Mandi, also a resident of Blacklick, explained, “so it’s really meaningful.” Happily, the shower was a simple but meaningful blend of old and new traditions. Future “Nana” Nina had found all sorts of decorative touches at a JoAnn Fabrics store. The bright centerpieces had pink plastic dia-


Mandi Aukerman-Flanagan talks with friends Sachia Jones and Sandy Millican during her baby shower at the Jefferson Country Club in Blacklick

per pins hanging from the ribbons and teething rings peeking out from amid the flowers. There were babyshower themed bingo cards with pink plastic pacifiers to

serve as the game pieces. The food was also delicately girly-themed for the 30 gals gathered that Sunday afternoon — finger sandwiches filled with tuna salad,

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grilled veggies or ham salad, phyllo cups piled with chicken salad and garnished with popcorn shoots, a pasta salad made by Nina, cheese and fruit platters, and strawberry-orange punch to drink. Pink-frosted cupcakes came from Capital Bakery in Bexley, where Conor grew up. And the party favors for

each guest were custom-decorated sugar cookies, made by Mandi’s childhood friend Lindsey Tewanger, who recently started her own Cookie Cravings Bakery business. “Each one is slightly different,” Mandi marveled, looking at the cookies that had been baked the shapes


of crowns and baby onesies and then piped with pink, white and green royal icing. The guests were a mix of family and friends of all ages. Future big cousin Holyn Aukerman, 10, had just driven in for the party from Indianapolis that morning with her mother, Marcie. “I can play with her and

GAMES TO PLAY Half the fun at baby showers can be the babythemed games that guests play. At Mandi’s shower, the guests played baby-themed word scramble, an alphabet game plus baby bingo. In this version of bingo, the gifts themselves are what the players try to find a match for on their game cards. Here are some other game ideas we’ve found: • GUESS THE MOMMY BELLY SIZE: Measure the circumference of the future mommy’s growing belly with a piece of yarn, collect guesses for length, then measure the yarn and find out who came closest with their guess! • BABY-STYLE MAD LIBS: Select nursery rhymes (like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” or “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”), leave various words blank, and then ask guests for the nouns, adjectives, etc., to fill them out. Then read the results aloud! • WHO’S THAT BABY?: Ask the guests to send you baby pictures of themselves, then display them so your guests can guess “Who’s That Baby?”

A BIT OF BABY SHOWER HISTORY • Gift giving prior to a baby’s birth began during the Renaissance era. One popular gift was a tray that would be used to bring food and drink to the new mother. babysit her,” said Holyn, relishing the arrival of her first cousin. And judging by the enthusiastic guests, beaming grandmothers-to-be and glowing mom-to-be, Holyn isn’t the only one looking forward to Ellie’s imminent arrival.

• Many of the traditions that are now associated with baby showers can be traced to the Victorian era in England. However in those days women kept their pregnancies secret for as long as possible, so celebratory tea parties were held after a child’s birth. • The modern baby shower became a popular tradition after World War II, starting in the 1950s. They were usually held only for the first baby and the term “shower” arose to signify “showering” a mother with gifts. Less elaborate showers celebrating subsequent children in a family often are called “sprinklings” and remain popular in the Southern U.S. | Maternity Directory | October 2011 |


hot topic: ANATOMY OF A BAG

“Going to the Hospital” Bag BY KRISTEN MAETZOLD

Take the labor out of packing your hospital bag — you’re carrying enough weight on your shoulders (and everywhere else) these days! A few basics and you’ll have everything you need. It’s all about comfort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t deliver some style during your short stay.

THE RIGHT BAG Who doesn’t want a new bag to celebrate the occasion? Pick a hospital bag that transitions seamlessly into a diaper bag upon leaving the hospital. Seen here, the Lock It Pocket Rocket ($44), available online from Scout by Bungalow. Cool patterns, great pockets, zippered closure, wipes clean ... What more could you ask for?

NURSING BRA Consider adding a couple of nursing bras to the bag. Even if you don’t plan to breastfeed, your girls will appreciate a little extra support from bras that are created just for this occasion. Seen here, Bravado’s Original Nursing Bra ($35), sold at Destination Maternity.

GOING HOME OUTFIT FOR BABY Dressing your baby for the first time can be stressful for both of you! Ease into things with Magnificent Baby clothing with magnetic closures ($35.50). With no snaps or buttons to wrestle with, they’re perfect for day-old parents and newborns (who are both a far cry from learning patience). Find them at Fritzy Jacobs.


SLIPPERS A little pampering is in order considering those poor feet have been doing double duty for nine months. Sink into these Terry Thong Slippers ($40) by Garnet Hill.


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NURSING TOP You can aim for loose-fitting, but that doesn’t have to mean settling for a worn-out maternity shirt. Nursing tops offer all the right room in all the right places. Plus, you don’t have to sacrifice style! This pull-over nursing top ($39) is from Pea in the Pod and sold at Destination Maternity.

Destination Maternity, 1540 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, 614-846-6719,; and Fritzy Jacobs 635 N. High St., Worthington, 614-885-8283,

NIGHTGOWN OMG! BYOG and don’t settle for a hospitalissued gown! Wear Mama’s Jersey Hospital Nursing Gown from online vendor Milk Smart Mama, and you’ll be the envy of your floor. Available in both short-sleeve ($52) and three-quarters-sleeve ($62) lengths.

hot topic: WELL-DRESSED





What thoughtful timing by one of our writers, Debbie Angelos (and her husband Tyler) — they’re expecting son No. 2 this December! Just in time for Debbie (a former professional ballet dancer and now a freelance writer and full-time mom to 2-yearold Landon) to model these gorgeous outfits from Substance for us. Substance for Fashion Conscious People is a Short North shop and local-fashion Mecca owned by Christina Getachew, who helped us style one dressy and one casual outfit (although you will notice that Debbie is the kind of gal who doesn’t give up the heels during pregnancy … at least not yet). As Christina told us, a lot of expectant moms shop in her store, which features many flowy dresses, sweaters, tops and — most critically — the accessories that help a mom feel beautiful and fresh, even as her waist size changes daily. Notably, both of these outfits (including the slim pants) are wearable even after pregnancy is but a pleasant memory!

THE CASUAL LOOK Organic cotton lengthened-sleeve tee by Stewart + Brown ($70); crepe slim pants by Eileen Fisher ($166); dolman-sleeved cardigan sweater by Ya ($52); sterling-silver and real druzy stone necklace ($250); faux-druzy ring (which features an elasticized, expandable ring band) from Nia Ring ($28)

DEBBIE ANGELOS AGE: 28 HUSBAND OF SEVEN YEARS: Tyler SON: Landon, 2; and expecting another boy NEIGHBORHOOD: Hilliard PREGNANCY CRAVE: chocolate (and it’s her favorite when she’s not pregnant, too) PREGNANCY FOOD TO AVOID: vegetables (Debbie said she just couldn’t eat them during the first trimester at all)


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Newborns are born with the same antibodies of their mothers, yet these are not very strong during the first few months of life. Breastfeeding will help build your baby’s immune system, but it is still weak. Therefore, newborn babies are highly susceptible to catching colds or developing an infection. Recommendations vary in terms of how long a newborn should be kept at home before being introduced to the public. It is perfectly fine to take your baby outside, but make sure he or she is dressed appropriately for the weather. It is not recommended to take your baby to any closed spaces with crowds of people, as this will expose your baby to others’ germs. Keep your baby away from anyone who is sick or feeling sick. It is perfectly normal for family and close friends to want to visit Dr. Najwa E. Eldahdah is soon after your baby is born. If your newborn does have visitors, a member of the Section make sure they are not sick and that they wash their hands before of Ambulatory Pediatrics handling the baby. Also, don’t let them kiss your baby on the at Nationwide Children’s mouth. Hospital and a Clinical When you do decide to venture out into the world with your Assistant Professor of new baby in tow, make sure his/her vaccines are up to date and Pediatrics at the Ohio that he/she is appropriately dressed. If your baby does catch a cold State University College or infection, visit the family pediatrician right away. of Medicine.

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Despite the possible benefits and risks, circumcision is neither essential nor detrimental to a boy’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not find sufficient evidence to medically recommend circumcision or argue against it. Many parents choose to have their son circumcised for hygienic reasons, stating it’s easier to keep him clean. Circumcised infants are less likely to develop urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially in the first year of life. Even still, only one percent or less of uncircumcised males will be affected by UTIs. Penile problems, such as irritation, inflammation and infection are more common in uncircumcised males, and some studies indicate that circumcision might offer an additional line of defense against sexually transmitted diseases. Some people claim that circumcision either lessens or heightens the Dr. Carrie Cacioppo is a sensitivity of the tip of the penis, decreasing or increasing sexual pleasmember of the Section ure later in life. But neither of these subjective findings has been proven. of Ambulatory Pediatrics During the procedure, doctors will use a local anesthesia called lidoat Nationwide Children’s caine to numb the area. This is safe and effective in reducing pain. Many Hospital and a Clinical doctors also will use drops of sugar water on a pacifier to distract and Assistant Professor of comfort the child during the procedure. Pediatrics at the Ohio The best way to decide whether or not to circumcise your son is to State University College take into account your cultural and/or religious traditions as well as of Medicine. medical factors and discuss the decision with your pediatrician.

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Is it necessary to get rid of our cat while I’m pregnant? I’ve been told there are cat-transmitted diseases that I would be more susceptible to while expecting. Is this just another one of those old wives’ tales? Yes, cats can spread germs and transmit certain diseases. But, if you take appropriate safety precautions during your pregnancy and after your newborn has arrived, you may certainly keep your cat. You’ve probably been hearing of toxoplasmosis — an infection that cats can transmit to pregnant women. This is a parasite that can be spread through soiled litter boxes. You should have someone else change the litter box if possible. If you must change the litter box, change the litter everyday (the parasite needs to be exposed to air for 48 hours before it is infectious). Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water afterward. It is possible for an infected pregnant woman to pass toxoplasmosis along to her unborn child. This can cause very serious problems such as miscarriage, seizures and severe brain damage to the fetus. A pregnant woman may or may not show symptoms if she is infected. People also can be exposed to this parasite by handling or ingesting undercooked or raw meat from infected animals. Be sure to cook all meats thoroughly and do not use the same cutting board for raw meats and other foods. If you garden, be sure to wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly afterward. This parasite also lives in soil and can be transmitted through direct contact. Talk with your OB/GYN to determine the best options during your pregnancy, or if you have other questions or concerns.

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October in Ohio is marked by cooler temperatures and brilliant fall foliage. Plenty of outdoor activities exist to take advantage of these seasonal changes. Here are a few to get you started: HIKE: Ohio is loaded with state and metro parks. What better way to take in the wildlife and changing scenery? GO ON A HAY RIDE: For the daredevils in the family, try a haunted one. VISIT A HAUNTED HOUSE: If your family is game for a little Halloween scare, look into some of the many haunted houses in Ohio. Many offer kid-friendly thrills, while some are geared toward an older crowd.

Family Fun Activities

Introductory basketball for kids 4 – 6. Students learn the fundamental basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense, utilizing fun drills. No class: Nov 23 Ages: 4 - 6 Class Date Day Time CR SDR/NR Fee 462160.01 Nov 2 - Dec 14 W 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $65 $75

Family Gym Night Gather the family and enjoy a Saturday night at the DCRC. The gym is set aside for families to spend time together. There is a special play area for preschool children and various games/activities for elementary-aged kids and families. No registration required. The fee is collected when you arrive. Parents must remain with their children. Ages: 12 & under Date Day Time Fee Oct 29 Sa 6 – 8 p.m. $5 per child

COSI Family Science NEW Join COSI in exploring the environment through sensory, fine and gross motor skills, and creative expression. Experiment with everyday materials that you can continue to have fun with and explore at home. Parent participation is required. No class: Nov 24 Ages: 1 - 7 Class Date Day Time CRS DR/NR Fee 414161.02 Nov 3 - Dec 1 Th 6 - 7 p.m. $40 $50 For more information visit: or call 614.410.4550

Abbey Theater Presentations Goldilocks and the Three Bears Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. Columbus Children’s Theatre returns with a hilarious version, told as a flashback. Goldilocks has never been funnier. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets: $7 adult, $5 children and seniors.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Theatre IV On Tour presents this faithful adaptation of the original story, with puppets and live actors. Recommended for ages 5 – 10. Tickets: $7 adult, $5 children and seniors.

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Whether you’re expecting or experienced, we’ve compiled an essential guide to the Central Ohio maternity and baby scene. Find support group and hospital information, or browse through the list of

Adoption agencies and resources ADOPTION BY GENTLE CARE


Location: 370 S. Fifth St. Ste. 2, Downtown Contact: 614-469-0007,

Location: 433 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville and 588 S. 18th St., Columbus Contact: 614-722-2000,

LDS FAMILY SERVICES ADOPTION CIRCLE Location: 400 S. Fifth St. Ste. 304, Downtown Contact: 614-237-7222,

Location: 4431 Marketing Place, Groveport Contact: 614-836-2466



Location: 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City Contact: 614-384-7700,

Location: 74 S. Second St., Newark Contact: 740-670-8814,



Location: 99 N. Brice Road, Columbus and 5888 Cleveland Ave., Columbus Contact: 1-800-396-1654,

Location: 200 Midway St., London Contact: 740-852-4770,

DELAWARE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES Location: 140 N. Sandusky St., Delaware Contact: 740-833-2316

FAIRFIELD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES Location: 239 W. Main St., Lancaster Contact: 740-653-4060

FRANKLIN COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES Location: 855 W. Mound St., Downtown Contact: 614-275-2571,

HOUSE OF NEW HOPE, INC. Location: 8135 Mt. Vernon Road, St. Louisville Contact: 740-345-5437,


PARENTHESIS FAMILY ADVOCATES Location: 6500 Taylor Road SW, Reynoldsburg Contact: 614-751-9112

PICKAWAY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES Location: 110 Island Road, Circleville Contact: 740-474-7588,

UNION COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES Location: 940 London Ave. Ste. 1800, Marysville Contact: 937-644-1010,

UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME Location: 1033 N. High St., Worthington Contact: 614-885-5020,

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boutiques and shops to outfit you and your baby. Need a little mom time alone? Don’t forget to take care of yourself and sneak a peek at the pampering services section!

Baby clothes and accessories BABYGAP



Classic and comfortable apparel for newborns and toddlers Location: multiple locations Contact:

Children’s boutique in the heart of Uptown Westerville with clothes, accessories and gifts Location: 38A N. State St., Westerville Contact: 614-818-5437,

Stylish children’s clothing for newborns to size 12, along with toys and gifts Location: 55 E. Olentangy St., Powell Contact: 614-433-0503,




Classic children’s clothes for infants through age 12 Location: 1500 Polaris Parkway, Polaris Contact: 614-433-7955,

Buy or sell gently used children’s clothing at five central Ohio locations; also sells toys and equipment Location: multiple locations Contact:

The latest in children’s fashion, including special-occasion outfits Location: 1249 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna Contact: 614-473-2000,

CARTER’S Kid’s clothing with fun prints and designs, along with unique accessories and gift ideas Location: multiple locations Contact:

THE CHILDREN’S PLACE Newborn clothes, kids’ clothes, shoes and school uniforms Location: multiple locations Contact:

CREATE CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE Custom American and European apparel, including christening gowns and First Communion gowns Location: 13 S. High St., Dublin Contact: 614-764-7640,

GYMBOREE Creating fashionable clothing for kids since 1986. Several locations within Columbus-area malls Location: multiple locations Contact:

LILYLIMES Fun and stylish clothing and gifts for children Location: 7850 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Contact: 614-448-1222,

LITTLE DARLINGS A resale shop with baby clothes; also sells toys, accessories and furniture Location: 3666 Main St., Hilliard Contact: 614-529-8889,

LOLALEIGH Handmade clothing and custom gifts. The shop also offers sewing lessons. Location: 105 N. Columbus St., Lancaster Contact: 740-654-7113,

LOTTIE DA A unique and colorful array of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories Location: 4705 N. High St., Clintonville Contact: 614-754-1261,

LULLABY’S BABY AND TODDLER RESALE SHOP A non-consignment resale shop with merchandise personally selected by the store Location: 225-D South 21st St., Newark Contact: 740-344-2966,

PETIT GREEN BABY Environmentally friendly baby products including clothing; also sells furniture, equipment and cleaning supplies Location: 1500 Polaris Parkway, Polaris Contact: 614-840-0544,

TRADER TOTS An upscale resale shop with baby clothes and more Location: 1828 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview Contact: 614-488-8687,

WHAT THE ROCK?! Rock-n-roll-inspired baby onesies, tees and accessories Location: 1194 N. High St., Short North Contact: 614-294-9428,

WHOLLY CRAFT Handmade crafts and clothing from more than 100 different vendors Location: 3169 N. High St., Clintonville Contact: 614-447-3445,

Baby furniture and equipment

Birthing hospitals


also sells children’s luggage and backpacks. Location: 8903 Whitney Drive, Lewis Center Contact: 614-754-4999,




Location: 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville Contact: 740-474-2126,

Location: 111 S. Grant Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-566-9000,

Location: 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville Contact: 614-898-4000,




Furniture offerings for nurseries and children’s rooms Location: 1006 Dublin Road, Grandview Contact: 614-487-8992,

Location: 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware Contact: 740-615-1000,

Location: 1320 W. Main St., Newark Contact:740-348-4000,



Location: 793 W. State St., Columbus Contact: 614-234-5000,

Location: 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster Contact: 740-687-8000,

Location: 210 N. Main St., London Contact: 866-357-4677,




Create a registry and find everything from strollers to furniture to clothing Location: multiple locations Contact:

BUNK & LOFT FACTORY Custom made beds, dressers, desks and toy chests Location: 2999 Silver Drive, Columbus Contact: 614-484-0130,

BUYBUY BABY A national retailer of all things baby Location: 3749 Easton Market, Easton Contact: 614-475-7085

KIDS TRAVEL ZONE Baby items include personalized and embroidered diaper bags, bibs and blankets. The store

POTTERY BARN KIDS Upscale furniture and accessories for children Location: 1500 Polaris Parkway, Polaris Contact: 614-880-3948,

Location: Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus Contact: 614-566-5377, When: first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.

PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Location: Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, 500 S.

Natural and organic baby products Location: 3286 N. High St., Clintonville Contact: 614-267-7768,

Cleveland Ave., Westerville Contact: 614-234-5999, When: fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:15 p.m.

SID NETWORK OF OHIO Serves the state of Ohio in support and resources to those who have lost an infant to SIDS Contact: 1-800-477-7437,

Childbirth and parenting education BERGER HEALTH SYSTEM Classes include labor with epidural, infant sign language and postpartum exercise Contact: 740-420-8373,

LICKING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Infant & child CPR, childbirth education and sibling preparation are among some of the classes offered Contact: 740-348-4346,

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF UNION COUNTY Childbirth education, choose from evening or weekend workshops 500 London Ave., Marysville Contact: 937-578-2329,

MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH The hospital system offers classes and resources for various topics including bra fittings, car seats, Cesarean section birth classes and more

Location: 5100 W. Broad St., Columbus Contact: 614-544-1000,



For additional information about these hospitals, see our Go-To Guide in this issue.

Contact: 614-898-6667,

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Extensive list of classes including parenting classes and assisting children who have special medical needs Contact: 614-722-2000,

OHIO HEALTH Parenting classes, breastfeeding, “mommy & me” fitness and more resources at the various hospitals, including a parenting hotline Contact:

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Different classes to choose from for mothers-tobe and new parents, like breastfeeding basics and preparing for multiples Contact: 614-293-5123,

Location: 500 London Ave., Marysville Contact: 937-644-6115 ,


Location: 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Contact: 614-566-5000,




Location: 7500 Hospital Drive, Dublin Contact: 614-544-8000,

Location: 6001 E. Broad St., Columbus Contact: 614-234-6000,

Location: 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus Contact: 1-800-293-5123,

Breastfeeding resources BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP Location: Memorial Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., Marysville Contact: 937-578-2329, When: every other month


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP Location: Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville Contact: 614-234-6455, When: every Wednesday, 10 a.m.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF OHIO Breastfeeding help and information for mothers from mothers Contact:



Location: 1080 Beecher Crossing N., Gahanna or 2399 Old Stringtown Road, Grove City Contact: 614-476-4101 or 614-874-4191,

Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-434-2400,


COMPLETE HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-882-4343,

KINGSDALE GYNECOLOGIC ASSOCIATES Location: 1315 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington or 10244 Sawmill Parkway, Powell Contact: 614-457-4827,

Location: 4830 Knightsbridge Blvd., Ste. E, Columbus Contact: 614-451-2280, Premier Women’s Health Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-457-7660,

PROFESSIONALS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH Location: multiple locations

Cloth diapers SPROUT SOUP Natural and organic baby products Location: 3286 N. High St., Clintonville Contact: 614-267-7768,

SWEETPEAS CLOTH An online retailer of cloth diapers located out of Lancaster Contact:

Contact: 614-268-8800,

REPRODUCTIVE GYNECOLOGY, INC. Location: 540 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville Contact: 614-895-3333,

SOUTHWESTERN OB/GYN Location: 4461 South Broadway Ste. 200, Grove City Contact: 614-875-0444,

SPECIALISTS IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Location: 7450 Hospital Drive, Ste. 200, Dublin or 300 Polaris Parkway, Ste. 2600, Westerville Contact:614-659-9519 or 614-885-8617,

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hot topic: HAVING A BABY

Fitness and yoga

Maternity clothes



Various kid-focused yoga classes including prenatal, Baby & Me for new parents and family yoga Location: 3526 N. High St., Clintonville Contact: 614-265-9642,

A consignment shop that buys and sells maternity clothes Location: multiple locations Contact:

THE LITTLE GYM Parent and child fitness classes start for children as young as 4 months old up to 3 years of age Location: 8645 Sancus Blvd., Polaris Contact: 614-430-3355,

MY GYM CHILDREN’S FITNESS CENTER Parent participation classes broken up by age group – infants can start in the Little Bundles class at six weeks of age Location: 9975 Sawmill Parkway, Powell Contact: 614-889-6966,

Hour-long prenatal yoga for women in any stage of their pregnancy Location: Harbor Yoga Studio, 36 N. High St., Dublin or K Studio Dance, 1152 Kenny Center Mall, Columbus Contact:

WHOLEKIDS PEDIATRICS AND YOGA Offers yoga classes to promote wellness for the entire family Location: 1335 Dublin Road, Ste. 100E, Grandview Contact: 614-477-7172,

YOGA ON HIGH Prenatal yoga and family yoga for age groups ranging from newborn to toddler to young girls Location: 1081 N. High St., Short North Contact: 614-299-4444,

Milk bank MOTHERS’ MILK BANK OF OHIO Women can donate breast milk to those unable to breastfeed their children Location: 1087 Dennison Ave., Victorian Village Contact: 614-544-0810,




A one-hour massage with a goal of improving circulation and fostering relaxation for moms-to-be Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-418-5350,

A one-stop shop for both Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod apparel Location: 1540 Polaris Parkway, Polaris Contact: 614-846-6719,


GAPMATERNITY Classic clothing for expectant mothers Location: 1500 Polaris Parkway, Polaris Contact: 614-885-3129,

LITTLE DARLINGS A resale shop with maternity clothes and more Location: 3666 Main St., Hilliard Contact: 614-529-8889,


Pampering services for mom

An upscale resale shop with maternity clothes and more Location: 1828 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview Contact: 614-488-8687,

Therapy for expectant mothers in the form of a certified pregnancy massage Location: 537 S. 5th St., German Village Contact: 614-221-7900,

ESSENTIALS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK, PRENATAL MASSAGE A prenatal massage using holistic therapies Location: 1200 W. 5th Ave., Ste. 106, Grandview Contact: 614-488-8012,


Midwives and doulas

Relieve stress and muscle tension with a pregnancy-specific massage Location: 62 Westerview Drive, Westerville Contact: 614-890-1122,

INNER CONNECTIONS HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER, PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL MASSAGE THERAPY Reduce tension, headaches and more during the therapeutic massage Location: 1196 Neil Ave., Victorian Village Contact: 614-299-7638,

J. NICOLE’S DAY SALON AND SPA, MOTHER-TO-BE MASSAGE Expectant mothers can indulge in a 30minute lower or upper body massage or go for the 60-minute full body experience Location: 185 W. Columbus St., Pickerington Contact: 614-920-1660,

KENNETH’S HAIR SALONS AND DAY SPAS, PREGNANCY MASSAGE A massage that uses a pillow to help support the stomach during pregnancy, alleviating pressure Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-538-5800,

KORNER MASSAGE CLINIC, PRENATAL AND INFANT MASSAGES Enjoy a prenatal massage, and after your child is born, head back to learn how to massage your infant the correct way to achieve health benefits Location: 3600 B2 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Contact: 614-562-4061,


LIFE SPA AND SALON, PREGNANCY MASSAGE On the go? Choose the express massage. Or, indulge in an enhanced experience Location: 3900 Easton Station, Easton Contact: 614-470-9189,

MASSAGE ENVY, PRENATAL MASSAGE Remove toxins and keep hormone levels in check throughout the pregnancy Location: multiple locations Contact:

THE RETREAT SALON AND DAY SPA, MATERNAL MASSAGE Choose either 60 or 90 minutes for a massage an expectant mother can enjoy up to full term Location: 6565 Perimeter Drive, Dublin Contact: 614-761-7661,

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA, MOTHER-TO-BE PACKAGE A relaxing four-hour package with a massage, manicure, pedicure and skincare treatment Location: 791 Bethel Road, Columbus Contact: 614-459-7373,

WOODHOUSE DAY SPA, PRENATAL RELIEF MASSAGE The Dublin spa has a 50-minute massage for expectant mothers to relieve muscle aches and more Location: 19 N. High St., Dublin Contact: 614-790-8822,

Listing of various midwifery and doula services in the central Ohio area Contact:


Specific-need support groups

A central Ohio organization providing midwife and doula services Location: 5721 N. High St., Worthington Contact: 614-263-2229,



Location: Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster Contact: 740-503-9102,


Location: Mount Carmel Hospice and Evergreen Center, 1144 Dublin Road, Grandview Contact: 614-234-1043, When: second Saturday of the month, 1 p.m.

Location: Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster Contact: 614-687-8000, When: second Tuesday of the month; 7 p.m.


PROFESSIONALS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH A practice with a combination of physicians and midwives who deliver in a hospital setting Location: multiple locations Contact: 614-268-8800,

WOMEN’S CONTEMPORARY HEALTH-CARE A practice with a combination of physicians and midwives who deliver in a hospital setting Location: 155 Commerce Park Drive, Ste. 1, Westerville Contact: 614-891-6211,

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NEW MOMS GROUP Location: Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3635 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Contact: 614-566-5353, When: every Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

Support and outreach to those women who have suffered from prenatal or postpartum depression Contact: 614-345-8989,

WIC offices

WIC is a federally funded program that provides nutrition education and healthcare help to women, infants and children.

BUCKEYE LAKE WIC Location: 5133 Walnut St., Route 79, Buckeye Lake Contact: 740-349-6474

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Location: 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus Contact: 614-722-2685



Location: 4550 Indianola Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-724-3075

Location: 5253 Cleveland Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-645-3072

COLUMBUS WIC PROGRAM Location: 240 Parsons Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-645-7280

DELAWARE COUNTY WIC PROGRAM Location: 3 W. Winter St., Delaware Contact: 740-203-2050

EAST CENTRAL HEALTH CENTER Location: 1180 E. Main St., Columbus Contact: 614-645-5553

NORTHLAND PRIMARY CARE Location: 4560 Morse Centre Road, Columbus Contact: 614-355-9406

OLENTANGY PRIMARY CARE Location: 1275 Olentangy River Road, Suite 130, Columbus Contact: 614-355-9508

OUTERBELT EAST WIC CLINIC Location: 79 Outerbelt St., Columbus Contact: 614-724-0590

EASTLAND WIC PROGRAM Location: 3933 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-645-3623




Location: 1587 Granville Pike, Lancaster Contact: 740-687-6755

FAIRFIELD MEDICAL CENTER Location: 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster Contact: 740-687-6755

Location: 355 W. Broad St., Pataskala Contact: 740-349-6474

Location: 465 E. Ohio St., Circleville Contact: 740-477-9667

ST. STEPHENS HEALTH CENTER Location: 1500 E. 17th Ave., Room 304, Columbus Contact: 614-645-8306

JOHN MALONEY SOUTHSIDE Location: 3781 S. High St., Columbus Contact: 614-645-3131



Location: 2300 W. Broad St., Columbus Contact: 614-645-6437

Location: 276 S. Main St., Johnstown Contact: 740-349-6474


LEWIS CENTER CLINIC Location: 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center Contact: 740-203-2050

LICKING COUNTY WIC PROGRAM Location: 675 Price Road, Newark Contact: 740-349-6474

LINDEN PRIMARY CARE WIC Location: 1390 Cleveland Ave., Columbus Contact: 614-294-2498

MADISON COUNTY WIC PROGRAM Location: 306 Lafayette St., London Contact: 740-852-3068

Location: 441 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus Contact: 614-355-9719

WHITEHALL PRIMARY CARE WIC Location: 561 S. Yearling Road, Columbus Contact: 614-355-9816

When your child needs urgent care, everything matters. And what matters most is pediatric expertise. That’s why our Close To HomeSM Centers are staffed by medical professionals who have received additional training to care exclusively for children. Physicians, nurses, technicians, everybody at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a pediatric specialist. This higher level of expertise enables us to see things others may not. We know when a simple fever could be something more serious. We know how to set a broken bone so it grows properly to its adult size. We know the correct dosage of medications for children of all ages.

Our suture techs even practice putting stitches in the soft skin of a peach, because it helps us minimize scarring on the soft skin of a child. Every piece of equipment is also specialized. Why? Try fitting an adult-sized blood pressure cuff on the arm of a two-year-old. Or giving an injection to a five-year-old with an adultsized needle. Urgent care should be expert care. So always call your child’s doctor first and remember we’re here when you need us. For directions, hours and location specific information, visit

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UNION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Location: 940 London Ave., Suite 1100, Marysville Contact: 937-645-2061

UNION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WIC Location: 21 N. Franklin, Richwood Contact: 937-645-2061 | Maternity Directory | October 2011 |



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Feeding the


BUCKEYE NATION No matter what happens on the field for the Ohio State football team this fall, one local resident has a winning recipe for buckeyes. Peggy Mackessy, a Columbus mother of seven, always wins with her version of the chocolate-andpeanut butter treats, which most people consider the official snack of the Buckeye Nation. Mackessy makes dozens of the treats each year. She makes them with her children to give as Christmas gifts. She makes them with her daughters’ Girl Scouts troops as a fundraiser. Sometimes, she even makes them for fun. “I’ve been making them since I was in high school,” said the graduate of Northland High School. “I would be fine if I never ate another buckeye.” The candies, which are crucial for any Buckeye tailgate party, can be a fun family project. Mackessy and her children recently whipped up a batch to share with friends. Before they got started, she shared one of her

trade secrets: “Wash your hands and don’t pick your nose while you’re rolling the balls.” Then with an authority that comes from having made thousands of the candies, she put the kids to work creating the creamy delights. The kids took turns mixing the ingredients, rolling the balls and dipping them in chocolate. They also made sure to close up the holes created by the toothpick used to dunk the peanut butter balls in the chocolate. Toothpick holes are their mom’s pet peeve. “The holes bother me,” she said. “Especially at stores when they’re charging a fortune for them.” Seven-year-old Katie said she looks forward to making buckeyes with her siblings for one reason: “I can eat them at the end.” The kids had differing opinions as to why buckeyes are so delicious. “It’s all the butter,” said Molly, 16. “I love the peanut butter,” said Emma, 11. “It’s the chocolate,” said Michael, 18.

PEGGY MACKESSY’S BUCKEYES Ingredients (makes 150): • 1 pound margarine (or butter), softened • 2 pounds creamy peanut butter • 2.5 pounds powdered sugar • 1/2 block of a paraffin wax, chopped up into small pieces • 24 ounces of chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS: GROWN-UP: Cover several cookie sheets with wax paper. KID: Combine margarine and peanut butter in a bowl with a large spatula. Add powdered sugar. GROWN-UP: Finish the mixing process by making sure everything is combined well. KID: Roll into balls. Place the balls on a cookies sheet and refrigerate until cold (at least 20 minutes). GROWN-UP: Melt chocolate and wax slowly in a double boiler, and stir together. Remove from heat right before next step. KID AND GROWN-UP: Using a toothpick, dip balls into chocolate. Close up the toothpick holes. Put the dipped balls onto the cookie sheets and into the refrigerator to set (at least 20 minutes).

PEGGY’S PREFERENCES: • Use margarine, not butter. • Chill the balls and buckeyes on metal cooking sheets — not coated ones. (They’ll chill faster.) • Use Jif peanut butter. • Make sure kids do plenty of hand washing while rolling the balls. | October 2011 |


family fun: DAY TRIPPIN’


PUMPKIN SHOW There’s no better celebration of fall in Central Ohio than the Circleville Pumpkin Show. The annual fest — the state’s oldest and largest — overtakes the streets of Circleville the third week of October and offers wholesome family entertainment to more than 400,000 visitors. The event showcases the community’s agricultural roots with a pumpkin-growing contest, and the carefully cultivated giants displayed in the center of town are worth the trip alone. Last year’s first place “Largest Squash” winner weighed a whopping 1,622 pounds. The drive from Columbus to Circleville on Rt. 23 South takes about a half hour — just enough time to enjoy the autumnal scenery along the way. You’ll pass farm fields and roadside markets selling pumpkins, apple cider and other seasonal goodies, but don’t spoil your appetite. Food vendors line the streets at the Pumpkin Show, selling every pumpkin-inspired dish imaginable. And we’re not just talking desserts. You’ll find everything from pumpkin pizza and pumpkin burgers to pumpkin waffles and pumpkin donuts, along with typical fair foods such as corn dogs and french fries. Concessions run about $3 to $5 a piece, but many booths are operated by local clubs, churches and other organizations that benefit from the sales.


Though it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon eating your way through town, there are some fun exhibits to fill the time in between. Be sure to visit the massive pumpkin, squash and gourd display along Court Street, and bring your camera to pose next to the pyramid of pumpkins. Stop by Lindsey’s Bakery along West Main Street to view the 400-pound pumpkin pie and taste their legendary pumpkin donuts. That line outside the bakery is for the donuts and worth the wait! Other fun activities include the pumpkin weighin; kiddie carnival rides; Big Wheel races; pony rides; the Miss Pumpkin Show Queen’s Parade; and a pie-eating contest for those under 16. A full schedule of events is available at Crowds tend to be thickest on Friday and Saturday so, if you’re bringing young children, it’s best to visit Wednesday or Thursday during daylight hours. Even then, you might find it hard to navigate a stroller through the streets because visitors tend to dart around in search of their next snack or ride. When it’s all over, take a souvenir home with you by picking out a pumpkin of your own. Just be sure to buy it on your way out of town, because even a porchsized pumpkin is too heavy to lug around all day.

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Downtown Circleville (about a half hour drive from Columbus) 740-474-7000 DATES: Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., rain or shine COST: Admission is free for adults and children. Parking on public streets is free. Private lots with varying fees are also available. Handicapped parking is located on North Western Avenue. TIP: Discounted ride tickets can be purchased in advance online at

400,000: Estimated number of visitors in four days

12,000: Circleville’s estimated population 100,000: Number of pumpkin donuts sold 23,000: Number of pumpkin pies sold 250: Number of volunteers who help to plan the show each year

8: Number of city blocks covered by the show Source: Circleville Pumpkin Show



Natural Play Areas in the Metro Parks


I was pretty psyched when I first heard about these new “natural play areas” in some of the Metro Parks. In a nutshell, they’re parts of the park where kids are allowed to go off-trail, climb on trees, dig in dirt and basically partake of nature in non-spectator fashion. So, late this summer, I grabbed my trusty assistant/son and went out to experience two of them: Sharon Woods and Highbanks. (There are three others in Battelle Darby Creek, Prairie Oaks and Three Creeks.) Our verdict? Decidedly mixed. First, neither was well marked so it was challenging to find them. At Sharon Woods, we circled back to the park officers’ building to get directions because the online information just wasn’t doing it for us. The park officer could not have been more friendly (plus she helpfully told us the poison ivy wasn’t as bad as it had been in the spring — as it turns out, we didn’t see any). The trick is to find the blue-hued sign at any of these natural play areas. That’s the entrance. After that, though, you’re on your own because there are no boundaries indicated. At Sharon Woods, aim for the man-made playground, near the Apple Ridge Picnic Area, and go north across the parking lot to the woods

there. The natural play area was a shady ridge of trees. Some of them had fallen and were a magnet for my son to climb and jump off. There was plenty of dirt for digging and a creek bed that was dry. But we did find a real treat: A large family of wild turkey cooing and clawing the forest floor. That was cool to watch. Highbanks was not so much fun. The area, again a little tricky to find, is on the south end of the Big Meadows area, just west of the sheltered picnic area, and officially along the well-trafficked Scenic River Trail. Again, look for the blue-


The Natural Play Area at Sharon Woods Metro Park hued sign. Here we had problems finding anything that inspired real play. The undergrowth of brush was too heavy and thorny to go through (and that’s not even considering what forms of insect or poisonous-plant life we might have found). The best play possibilities were along the short, wellworn portage paths near the river, but even there we found them too tiny to inspire much imagination. I guess we were expecting something that was created

with a bit more human intervention, but instead it seems as if the idea is to just designate an area as being OK for going off-trail and nothing more. In fact the Sharon Woods park officer credited their area as having been carved out by visitors, not staff. In short, natural play areas are a great idea, but as of right now they are definitely not suitable for children under 3 or 4. A good long hike in the rest of these great parks might be more rewarding for everyone else.

SHARON WOODS, 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville HIGHBANKS, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center Both parks are open 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., October through March; and 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., April through September | October 2011 |




The first time we visited the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, we planned to stay a couple of hours on our way home after visiting relatives in the suburbs. We ended up closing the museum hours later and loaded two very tired, soggy boys into the van. The kids had such a blast, we decided to revisit the City of Bridges and spend the entire weekend playing tourist. We allotted one day for the Children’s Museum and one for the Carnegie Science Center and the Duquesne Incline, one of the city’s historic hillside cable cars. Once again, there was too much fun and too little time.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, 412-322-5058, HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 12 noon-5 p.m., Sundays COST: $11 for adults and $10 for children, ages 2 to 18; free admission for COSI members. OUR EXPERIENCE: When we arrived, the boys immediately scampered up the tall, narrow climbing structure across from the front desk. The clerk handed me our wristbands and instructed me to put them on the boys when I caught them. “Kids just can’t wait,” he explained. “It happens all the time.” Here are some more of the attractions at the CMP: • Mister Roger’s Neighborhood: An exhibit dedicated to the iconic television show (based in Pittsburgh) that entertained and educated kids for three decades. Kids can do electronic “animateering” with the museum’s virtual puppets. The real Mister Roger’s puppets are too old and valuable to use. • The Garage: Among the activities are two-story-tall pulley systems for launching parachutes and rubber balls.


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• The Studio: Features a paper-making station that uses the wet pulp of recycled paper, and a screen-printing station. Kids can make as many projects as they like. • The Waterplay Area: Raincoats and plastic shoes are provided for kids, as are hand driers mounted on the walls (but your best bet is to pack extra clothes).

DUQUESNE INCLINE 1220 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, 412-381-1665, HOURS: 5:30 a.m.-12:45 a.m., Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-12:45 a.m., Sundays Cost (roundtrip): $4.50 for adults and $2.20 for children, ages 6 to 11 OUR EXPERIENCE: The wooden cable car climbs Mt. Washington along the Ohio River. A mini-museum in the upper station allows riders to view the cables and cogs that power the cars. Outside the station is a viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the Pittsburgh skyline. And it was the ideal spot for us to bid farewell to the city.

THE CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, 412-237-3400, HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays; the museum closes all day when the Pittsburgh Steelers have a home game beginning at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. The museum closes at 4 p.m. when the team has a home night game. COST: $17.95 for adults and $11.95 for children, ages 3 to 12; free admission for COSI members. General admission or a COSI membership includes entrance to the Highmark SportsWorks but not to the Omnimax Theater. OUR EXPERIENCE: The Carnegie was another cornucopia of time-devouring fun, including: • Rocket launchers powered by an air compressor and aimed at the ceiling four stories above. The kids tried adding different foam shapes to the rockets to see how they impacted the flight.

display. They took C-3P0’s suggestion and posed for a photo that R2-D2 emailed to our “desktop droid” at home. • The railroad exhibit features more than 100 animated characters and historical scenes of Pennsylvania.

• The Body Tech exhibit where I tried to perform surgery on a heartburn patient and the kids studied gamma rays. • Roboworld: The boys tried to beat one robot at air hockey, instructed another to make a picture they created, and had another maneuver a remote-control vacuum cleaner. They also loved the Star Wars

• We also took in two science-oriented cooking shows at the center’s Kitchen Theater, watched a movie in the Omnimax Theater, and played in the Exploration Station’s construction zone and water area. Then we headed to Highmarks SportsWorks, a second building that highlights the physics of sports. The boys scaled a climbing wall, discovered what it feels like to be a yo-yo, and bounced on a giant trampoline. I’m not sure how many physics concepts they grasped but they had a blast.

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PITTSBURGH PARAPHERNALIA: • Even if you’re relying on a GPS unit, study a roadmap before driving in the downtown area. It’s easy to become confused as you travel over the bridges and wind around the hills.

• Pay careful attention to the schedule of Pittsburgh’s professional sport teams. During home games, the downtown is very crowded and some roads and bridges are closed.

• Bring money as many of the restaurants don’t accept credit cards. In the downtown Strip District, we ate at Pamela’s Diner (60 21st St.; and enjoyed their famous crepe-style pancakes; Peace Love and Little Donuts (2018 Smallman St.,, a family-owned shop that serves hot donuts all day; and Primanti Brothers (46 18th St., the iconic Pittsburgh restaurant open 24 hours a day and known for serving sandwiches with fries and slaw on them. All three eateries were cash only. / 614.410.0321 | October 2011 |


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“TALES FOR VERY PICKY EATERS” by Josh Schneider James doesn’t eat broccoli … or lasagna or milk or eggs. They’re just too gross. But maybe he will after he hears his other options for dinner: the finest dirt with specially trained earthworms, carefully pre-chewed bubblegum, or sweaty socks worn by the world’s fastest runners. Kids will love the ridiculous way James’s father distracts him from his picky eating complaints and helps James learn to like something he’s never tried before. FOR AGES 5 AND UP.

“ARE YOU AFRAID YET? THE SCIENCE BEHIND SCARY STUFF” by Stephen James O’Meara Aliens, ghosts, vampires and zombies — they all bring a chill to the spine, but did you ever wonder why? This comic-book style non-fiction title delves into the reasons for our fear with humor and a good dose of science. Classic scary tales and creatures are explored, and our skin-crawling responses to them are broken down from goose bumps to racing hearts to full-on freak outs! FOR AGES 10 AND UP.

WEBSITE Looking for the best stroller for your money? Wondering which car will be the best fit for your family? Visit and select from the drop-down menu for complete access to the Consumer Reports database of reviews, ratings and buying advice on a multitude of products. Just sign in with your Columbus library card, start your search and get shopping for information! —DIANNA SPENCER

GAMES “SESAME STREET: ONCE UPON A MONSTER” ($50, Xbox 360 with Kinect; rated E for Everyone)


“SNOW WHITE: 3D POP-UP BOOK” If you and your children are captivated by the story of Snow White, you have more than a half-dozen apps on the iPad and iPhone to choose from. The most eye-catching is the 3D Pop-up book version from developer Lee Hee Suck ($1.99). While the grammar in the app leaves a bit to be desired, there are assorted interactive features. However, it’s the 3D-like pop-up graphics that steal the show. This app even has a screen that lets your child draw a 2-D outline which immediately springs into a 3D object. This same programmer also has another $1.99 3D Pop-up app in the iTunes store entitled “The Wolf and the Seven Little Sheep.”

“SHOOT THE BLOCK” “Shoot the Block” is similar to the Angry Birds series of games for the iPad and iPhone, but without the exploding birds and crushed pigs. If avoiding animal carnage is important to you, this app is cheaper (99 cents versus $2 to $5 for Angry Bird games) and features tamer graphics such as letter-block targets and tennis balls or footballs or basketballs as the flying objects used to knock them off their platform. It’s a very simple game for youngsters to play, and features 45 levels to keep them continually occupied. Banjo music plays in the background as your youngster targets the blocks. A cheering crowd of off-screen kids signals the completion of a level of play. —PHIL PIKELNY

Your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters join together in this storybook adventure game. Aimed at younger children, the fullbody controls of the Kinect and the colorful and funny fantasy creatures entertain and teach without encouraging couch-bound behavior. If you’re looking for a great game for the entire family, this is a great pick.

“ROCKSMITH” ($80 or $200 with guitar, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3; rated E10+ for Everyone 10 or older) Tired of pushing plastic buttons on fake guitars? Well, Rocksmith mixes the music game up with its real guitar support. Teens looking to pick up the six-string instrument can play and learn how to chord at the same time with this musicinstruction game. Rocksmith is compatible with most electric guitars or available with a starter guitar. —SHAWN SINES | October 2011 |


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2011 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech, 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. $20 adults; $10 kids. Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd. 740-403-9215. 37th Annual Pickerington Band Festival, 4-10 p.m. $6 adults, $4 seniors and students. Pickerngton North Stadium, 7800 Refugee Rd., Pickerington. 614575-9322. FREE! Barnyard Festival, Fun on the Farm activities include pick your own pumpkin patch, adventure hayride, clodhopper golf, crazed corn maze, pony rides, giant slingshots, horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide, farm yard play area, farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Barnyard Festival Activities include a barn yard hunt, farm crafts and a fishing derby. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500. Flea Market and Pig Roast, Yard sale, book sale, baked goods and quilt raffle tickets. Twenty outside vendors. Museum open. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society, 1485 Jackson Street, Reynoldsburg. 614-868-5354.


Gahanna Creekside Paddle Boats, Noon-8 p.m. $5 per boat per 1/2 hour. Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St., Gahanna. 614342-4250. FREE! Kya’s Krusade Art Therapy Program, Kya’s Krusade, in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, provides 4-week series of Art Therapy classes throughout the year to children with physical disabilities and one sibling, ages 4-18. The one-hour classes are taught by a licensed art therapist. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Donations are welcome. Schiller Recreation Center, 1069 Jaeger St., German Village. 614-750-2198. FREE! Lantern Light Wagon Ride, Take a wagon ride along the old stone roads of this historical farm, back to a time when only lanterns lit the way. The Lantern Light Wagon Ride is a scary good time for the entire family! 7:3010:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132. 937-289-2500. Mom 2 Mom Sale, Kids consignment sale. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. 8-11 a.m. Entry fee - $1. Powell United Methodist, 825 E. Olentangy Street, Powell. 614-353-4322.

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COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Saturday, Sept. 8 — Looking to add a furry friend to the family? Several organizations and shelters will visit the Zoo with dogs, cats, rabbits and more that are available for adoption. The event takes place during normal Zoo hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is included in the general Zoo ticket prices or with a membership.

Colo’s Classic Car Show Sunday, Oct. 9 — If your family owns a classic car, drive it to the Zoo and enter it in the annual car show. From 10 a.m-4 p.m., cars and bikes will be on display at Jungle Jack’s Landing and Colo’s Cove. Prizes and awards will be given, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Zoo’s conservation programs. Pre-registration is $15 a car on, or $20 on the day of the event. Guests can check out the car show with general Zoo admission or a membership.

Boo at the Zoo Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-30 — Nothing says Halloween like Boo at the Zoo! Each fall, the Zoo turns into a fun place for families to get into the Halloween spirit. Kids can dress in costume and visit trick-or-treat stations scattered throughout the Zoo. Other activities include animal shows, rides and story time, all themed for the fall holiday. Experience Boo at the Zoo with general Zoo admission or a membership. More information and a schedule of events can be found on

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october 2011 FREE! Open Chess Club, Calling all chess players 6 and up! Keep your skills sharp with an hourlong session of free play. Basic chess knowledge required. 3-4 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-8827277. Pumpkin Run, 7-11:30 a.m. $15$30. Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. 740-368-6908. FREE! Saturday Stories for Babies, Babies and their caregivers are invited for a special Saturday morning story time. Older siblings are invited to bring a doll or stuffed animal to be their “baby.” 11 a.m.-noon. Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Worthington. 614-807-2626. FREE! Saturday Story Stomp, 11-11:30 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951.

Family Cooking: Pasta and Sauces, Parents and children will help make fettuccine, gnocchi, ricotta, tomato sauce and pesto from scratch, with Rachel Tayse. 2-4 p.m. $30 members; $35 nonmembers. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St., East Side. 614-645-8733. Gahanna Creekside Paddle Boats, Noon-6 p.m. $5 per boat per 1/2 hour. Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St., Gahanna. 614342-4250. Kelton House Museum and Garden Audio Tour, Weekly audio tour describing the 19th century home of the Fernando and Sophia Kelton family with actors portraying fugitive slaves and abolitionists. 1-4 p.m. $6 adults; $4 seniors; $2 children. Kelton House, 586 E Town St, Olde Towne East. 614-464-2022.

MONDAY 3 FREE! Baby Games, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. FREE! Music & Movement, 11:30 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951.

FREE! Saturday Tales, Bring the entire family to the library for stories, songs and rhymes! Each session will feature a different letter of the alphabet. 11-11:30 a.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., TUESDAY 4 Westerville. 614-882-7277. westFREE! Build a Book, During this special workshop, kids in grades K-3 will create, write and illustrate their own stories in their very own SUNDAY 2 books. 6-7 p.m. Northwest Library, FREE! Barnyard Festival, Fun on 2280 Hard Road, Worthington. the Farm activities include pick 614-807-2626. worthingtonliyour own pumpkin patch, adven- ture hayride, clodhopper golf, FREE! Children’s Fishing, Drop crazed corn maze, pony rides, your line and try to catch a big fish. giant slingshots, horse shoe hill Limited bait and poles. Children 15 with 80’ underground slide, farm and younger can fish. Meet at yard play area, farm animals to pet Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. and brush and fish to feed. Barn11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sharon Woods yard Festival Activities include a Metro Park, 6911 S. Cleveland Ave., barn yard hunt, farm crafts and a Westerville. 614-891-0700. fishing derby. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook WEDNESDAY 5 Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500. Bonny- FREE! Family Story Time, For ages 2-5. 7-7:30 p.m. Grandview

Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-4862951.

THURSDAY 6 Signing in Stories, Learn how to sign to children’s books and build your signing vocabulary in this new 4 week sign language class at KidSpace. This class is for families with children ages 6 and up. 7-8 p.m. $30 residents; $32 nonresidents. Crooked Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-8363333.

FRIDAY 7 Evening Observing Sessions at Perkin’s Observatory, Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. 8-9 p.m. $7 adults; $5 children, senior citizens. Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware. 740-368-6908. FREE! First Friday Movies, For grades K-5. Catch a hot new DVD release on the big screen at the library. 3:15-5 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-4862951.

SATURDAY 8 2011 CVG Second Annual Car, Cycle and Truck Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CVG Corporate HQ, 7800 Walton Pky, New Albany. 614289-5174. FREE! Alter This! Turn Books into Art, Express yourself by turning old hardback books into new works of art. Kids in grades 4-6 can stamp, paint, cut and sew the books to their heart’s content! All materials provided. 2-3 p.m. Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Worthington. 614-807-2626. FREE! Bookopoly: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, How well do you know your Percy Jackson adventures? Test your memory with fantastical trivia ranging from “The Lightning Thief” to “The Battle of the Labyrinth.” For grades 4-

6. 4-5 p.m. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626.

near the caboose or pumpkin patch. Sponsored by Giant Eagle. Noon-5 p.m. Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard. 614652-3922.

FREE! Fall Harvest Jamboree at Smith Farms, Enjoy hayrides, stick horse races, farm games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, straw maze and more. Noon-5 p.m. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd. 614-891-0700. Family Fun Day: Yoga for Kids!, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with $6 - $11 admission. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St., East Side. 614-645-8733. FREE! Homestead Harvest, Enjoy games, candle dipping, pony rides ($4), moon bounce, roaming entertainment, mini train rides ($2), scarecrow-making contest, and the Turtle Lady’s turtles. Take the hay ride to the pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin ($2) from the field to decorate. Be one of the first 150 to complete the Healthy Harvest Quest and receive a goodie bag. Pick up your tickets for the feebased activities at the ticket booth

Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500.

FREE! Saturday Tales, Bring the FREE! Lantern Light Wagon entire family to the library for stoRide, Take a wagon ride along ries, songs and rhymes! Each sesthe old stone roads of this histori- sion will feature a different letter cal farm, back to a time when only of the alphabet. 11-11:30 a.m. lanterns lit the way. The Lantern Westerville Library, 126 S. State Light Wagon Ride is a scary good St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. time for the entire family! 7:305006. 10:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State SUNDAY 9 Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289Canine Companions DogFest, 2500. FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Fes- A pet-friendly pledged walk-athon to benefit Canine Compantival, Fun on the Farm activities ions for Independence. There are include pick your own pumpkin trick-or-treat stops along the walk patch; adventure hayride; clodroute for both humans and hopper golf; crazed corn maze; pony rides; giant slingshots; horse canines and appearances by Snoopy and friends. Noon-4 p.m. shoe hill with 80’ underground Coffman Park Pavilion, 5200 Emerslide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish ald Pkwy., Dublin. 740-833-3704. to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festi- val Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the gianormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m.

Food Truck Sunday, Try out some of Columbus’ best food trucks that use local produce in their menus. 1-4 p.m. Franklin

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october 2011 Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St., East Side. 614-645-8733. FREE! Homestead Harvest, Enjoy games, candle dipping, pony rides ($4), moonbounce, roaming entertainment, mini train rides ($2) and the Turtle Lady’s turtles. Take the hay ride to the pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin ($2) from the field to decorate. Be one of the first 150 to complete the Healthy Harvest Quest and receive a goodie bag. Pick up your tickets for the fee-based activities at the ticket booth near the caboose or pumpkin patch. Sponsored by Giant Eagle. Noon-5 p.m. Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard. 614-652-3922. Kelton House Museum and Garden Audio Tour, Weekly

audio tour describing the 19th century home of the Fernando and Sophia Kelton family with actors portraying fugitive slaves and abolitionists. 1-4 p.m. $6 adults; $4 seniors; $2 children. Kelton House, 586 E Town St, Olde Towne East. 614-464-2022. Midwest BunFest, Participants gather for a common interest: bunnies! The masses will include people looking to pamper their bunnies, those looking to adopt a bunny of their own and need information, those with bunnyrelated products to offer and of course, the bunnies themselves. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Children under 5 years of age get in free. Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Rd., East Side. 614-265-9893. FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Festival, Fun on the Farm activities include pick your own pumpkin

patch; adventure hayride; clodhopper golf; crazed corn maze; pony rides; giant slingshots; horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festival Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the gianormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500.

MONDAY 10 FREE! Baby Games, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. Family Fun Day with Reptile Pete, Join Reptile Pete as he shows kids some of his reptilian friends. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with $6 - $11 admission. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St., East Side. 614-645-8733.

FREE! Mother-Daughter Book Club, Girls in grades 3-5 and their mothers (or grandmothers!) are invited to join us and talk books. This month’s selected title is “Me and the Pumpkin Queen” by Marlane Kennedy. Registration is required. 7-8 p.m. Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Worthington. 614-807-2626. FREE! Music & Movement, 11:30 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. FREE! Saving for College, Prepare for college’s financial responsibilities by learning about cost and payment options and ways to balance college savings with other investment goals. Presented in partnership with Ameriprise Financial. 7-8:30 p.m. Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Worthington. 614807-2626. calendar



FREE! Anime Club, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-481-3778.

FREE! Bookworms Book Club, Read, dance, chant and craft in this book club designed just for pre-readers. Parents take part in the fun! Ages 4-6. Registration required. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006.

FREE! Preschoolers: Those First Falls, Enjoy a romp in the leaves and discover the importance of trees. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge. 9:30 a.m. Metro Parks: BattelleDarby Creek, 1775 Darby Creek Dr. FREE! Family Story Time, For 614-891-0700. ages 2-5. 7-7:30 p.m. Grandview FREE! Preschoolers: Predators, Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486Explore the world of bears, bob2951. cats and other Ohio predators through games and activities. FREE! Homeschoolers: Leaf Art, Meet at Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Learn how to turn leaves into pic10 a.m. Pickerington Ponds Metro tures. Ages 6-12. Meet at nature Park, 7680 Wright Road, Pickercenter. 10 a.m. Blendon Woods ington. 614-891-0700. Metro Park, 4265 E. DublinFREE! Sew a Sock Monkey, Got some socks you don’t wear anymore? Bring them to the library and we’ll help you make a monkey out of ‘em. Registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006.

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PARENTS CLUBS AND SUPPORT GROUPS Gahanna Moms Network A support group for stay-at-home moms residing in the 43230 zip code and/or the Gahanna school district. Email for more information. Mocha Moms of Greater Columbus, Ohio A national support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time, or who have chosen alternative, less-demanding career paths to allow them to devote more time to their families. Meets the second Wednesday of each month (January - May and September - December) at 9:30 a.m. Group chooses monthly topic on which a professional presents. Childcare for toddlers and infants available, but children are welcome to stay with their mothers. Visit to view current calendar of playgroups, moms’ nights out, and family events. Membership costs $40 per year and must be purchased through the national web site. Visit and select the Columbus, OH Chapter. Mom2Mom For moms-to-be and moms with infants through school-aged children to come, make new friends and be encouraged as they walk down the road of motherhood together. Meets every fourth Monday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. (childcare provided) at Madison Christian Church, 3565 Bixby Rd., Groveport. Contact 614-491-3232. Mommies of Miracles A growing international, peer-driven support group of mothers who have children of any age with complex medical issues, rare or undiagnosed conditions and/or developmental disabilities. Facebook page offers numerous links for parents of children with exceptional needs. Search “Mommies of Miracles” on Facebook and choose the first result. MOMS Club of Clintonville A fun social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Playgroups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meetings are 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (locations vary). For membership information visit

MOMS Club of Delaware A fun, social support group for stay-at-home moms and their children with playgroups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meets at 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month. For membership information, email MOMS Club of Dublin Central Support group for stay-at-home moms. We plan weekly playgroups and activities, and a monthly moms’ night out. Meets at 9:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Vineyard Church, 5400 Avery Rd. Contact MOMS Club of DublinWest Offers a variety of activities each month. Meetings, mom and tot activities, play groups, parties and a moms’ night out. For more information email MOMS Club of Gahanna Support group for stayat-home moms. Also serves Blacklick and parts of New Albany. Contact Shannon at 614-759-5097 or MOMS Club of Hilliard Northeast A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms and their children. Playgroups, field trips and moms’ nights out. If interested in joining this group, please contact Teresa at MOMS Club of Hilliard-Northwest A social support group for stay-at-home moms and moms working part time and their children. We offer playgroups, field trips, mom’s nights out and much more. A general business meeting with a speaker on a topic of relevance is held the first Monday of each month. For more information, email MOMS Club of Lewis Center Southeast A nonprofit support group for stay-at-home moms. Actively seeking new members who live south of Orange Rd., east of S. Old State Rd., and north of Lazelle Rd. For membership information contact Sherry at or go to

MOMS Club of Pickerington North Support group for stay-at-home moms. Serves Pickerington (North of Refugee Rd.), Reynoldsburg and Pataskala. Email for more info. MOMS Club of Powell Northeast One of three MOMS clubs serving Powell. Support group for stay at home moms and moms who work part time looking to connect with other moms. Various activities for moms and kids. For more information visit MOMS Club of Sunbury A social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meets for business the last Thursday of each month at Sunbury United Methodist Church. Monthly activities include play dates, local outings, cooking club, book club and moms’ night out. Contact MOMS Club of Sunbury at, or call 740-936-7810 for more information. MOMS Club of Worthington Support group for stay-at-home moms who want company during the daytime; activities include speakers, parties, playgroups and child-run service projects. Meets third Monday of the month at Worthington Presbyterian Church. Email for more information. moms2moms Gain encouragement and explore how to become better equipped to face the challenges of motherhood. We meet the second Thursday of each month, September through May (except December) from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Northwest Bible Church, 6639 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard. For more information, email MOPS Pickerington Fellowship and support group open to all moms with young children; 9 to11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd., Pickerington; 614837-3732. MOPS Upper Arlington Lutheran Church A wonderful opportunity to meet other moms with young children. The group meets every first and third Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Upper Arlington Lutheran

Church, 2300 Lytham Rd. The cost per meeting is $5 and childcare is $2 per child. For more information call 614-451-3736 or email Mothers of Multiples East Columbus Support and social group for mothers of multiples. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg. Email for membership information. “My” Food-Allergy Support Group A group for parents of children dealing with life-threatening food allergies. We offer monthly meetings, occasional non-food family activities and a private email group for additional support, sharing of concerns, successes, coping strategies, resources and tools. Email Dena Friedel at New Moms’ Group An opportunity for new mothers and their babies to meet others and share information. Meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center, 3635 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus. Free. 614-5664446. Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement (POEM, Inc.) We are moms who have survived prenatal or postpartum depression (PPD) so we understand like no one else can. POEM is the Ohio Coordinator of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading authority on perinatal mental health. For more information call 614-315-8989 or Radiant Life Moms—Dublin Fellowship support group for moms with newborns through sixth grade. Meeths 7p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Radiant Life Church. Third Thursday is moms’ night out. For more information call Lindsay at 614-571-2995. Westerville Moms Group Support group for stay-at-home moms. We have play groups, craft days and a monthly moms’ night out. Contact for more information.

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shoe hill with 80’ underground slide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festival Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the ginormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500.

october 2011 Remember to bring your library card! Ages 8-15. 6:30-8 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006. FREE! Dirty, Gross & Yucky: Science You Can Sink Your Hands Into, This three-week series will give new meaning to the phrase “hands-on!’ Sickening stories, noxious experiments - who knew science could be so much fun, and so messy? For grades K-3. 4-5 p.m. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626. FREE! Page Turners Book Club, Explore different authors and types of books each month in this new book club for children ages 6-8. Registration required. 4-4:45 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-8827277 x5006.

FREE! Saturday Story Stomp, 11-11:30 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. FREE! Saturday Tales, Bring the entire family to the library for stories, songs and rhymes! Each session will feature a different letter of the alphabet. 11-11:30 a.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5006.




FREE! Acme Canine’s 4th Annual Howloween, Join Acme Sunday, Oct. 9 — To raise awareness for those who have autism, national organization Autism Speaks is hosting its Canine’s staff for an afternoon of fourth annual walk. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a family friendly one mile walk around the Schottenstein Center on OSU’s fun and games. Bring your dog FRIDAY 14 campus. The event also includes an information fair with more than 40 tables of resources. This year, the goal is to raise $1 in costume. Wear one yourself! million for autism research. FREE! Annual Scarecrows on This is the time to celebrate Form a team with family or friends – it’s free! Fundraising is strongly encouraged. To learn more about Autism Speaks, Parade, Join us in our fall celebraautumn with your dog. The goal their mission and ways to help those who have autism, visit the national website: Register online for Walk tion of adorning Groveport’s histhis year is to raise funds to Now at toric Main Street in the 11th expand our Reading Dog Theraannual Scarecrow on Parade py Group. We started this fun FREE! Lantern Light Wagon FREE! Pumpkin Parade, Come in tions. Special features include: event. Family, community organi- Civil War on the Home Front event to elevate awareness to Ride, Take a wagon ride along Civil War on the Home Front zations and businesses can show tours, eerie Spirit Tours, canal boat costume for a slightly scary story the greatness of dogs and this rides and a children’s area. 10 tours, eerie Spirit Tours, canal boat the old stone roads of this historicommunity spirit by creating a time, a spook-tacular craft and a cal farm, back to a time when only year we are focusing on how a.m.-6 p.m. $3; 12+. Historic rides, and a children’s area. 10 unique scarecrow to join the parade around the library! For dogs can improve reading ability lanterns lit the way. The Lantern Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whiteparade. Scarecrows will be ages 2-6. 11 a.m.- noon. Old Wor- a.m.-6 p.m. $3; 12+. Historic Light Wagon Ride is a scary good in our youth. 3-8 p.m. Acme Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitemounted to the light poles lining woman Street, 800-877-1830. thington Library, 820 High St., Canine, 1385 Franklin St. 740time for the entire family! 7:30Main Street prior to Halloween. 1- Worthington. 614-807-2626. wor- woman Street, 800-877-1830. 10:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. 548-1717. 8 p.m. Groveport Town Hall, 648 Evening Observing Sessions at Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Apple Butter Stirrin Festival Main St., Groveport. 614-836Perkin’s Observatory, Content FREE! Craftin’ Outlaws AlternaRoute 132, Clarksville. 937-2893333. 2011, Host to over 100 talented varies based on sky conditions, tive Craft Show, An annual ‘alterSATURDAY 15 2500. artisans and crafters, this festival but may include a planetarium native’ craft fair held in Columbus Apple Butter Stirrin Festival celebrates the sights, sounds and Apple Butter Stirrin Festival PBR: Professional Bull Riders, show, observatory tours, and star featuring over 50 fabulous and 2011, Host to over 100 talented scents of autumn. Fresh apple 2011, Host to over 100 talented 8-11 p.m. $10-$100. Nationwide gazing with the 32-inch Schottoriginal artists, designers and artisans and crafters, this festival Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., land Telescope. 8-9 p.m. $7 butter simmers over an open fire artisans and crafters, this festival crafters. Customers can look forcelebrates the sights, sounds and adults; $5 children, senior citizens. celebrates the sights, sounds and ward to finding one-of-a-kind gifts Arena District. 719-225-0800. tick- as you stroll down the street to scents of autumn. Fresh apple Perkins Observatory, 3199 Colum- scents of autumn. Fresh apple bluegrass, country, gospel and for themselves or a loved one. butter simmers over an open fire bus Pike, Delaware. 740-368-6908. butter simmers over an open fire We’ll have a DIY make and take as you stroll down the street to FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Fes- tunes from days gone by. Enjoy a quilt raffle, artisan raffles, unique as you stroll down the street to station, where adults and kids can tival, Fun on the Farm activities bluegrass, country, gospel and PBR: Professional Bull Riders, contests and outdoor demonstrabluegrass, country, gospel and create an Outlaw souvenir. 11 a.m.- include pick your own pumpkin tunes from days gone by. Enjoy a 7-11 p.m. $10-$100. Nationwide tions. Special features include: tunes from days gone by. Enjoy a 5 p.m. The Gateway Film Center, quilt raffle, artisan raffles, unique patch; adventure hayride; clodArena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Civil War on the Home Front 1550 N. High St., Campus. 614contests and outdoor demonstra- Arena District. 719-225-0800. tick- quilt raffle, artisan raffles, unique hopper golf; crazed corn maze; contests and outdoor demonstra- 476-5101. pony rides; giant slingshots; horse tours, eerie Spirit Tours, canal tions. Special features include:


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october 2011 boat rides and a children’s area. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3; 12+. Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman Street, 800-877-1830. Kelton House Museum and Garden Audio Tour, Weekly audio tour describing the 19th century home of the Fernando and Sophia Kelton family with actors portraying fugitive slaves and abolitionists. 1-4 p.m. $6 adults; $4 seniors; $2 children. Kelton House, 586 E Town St, Olde Towne East. 614-464-2022. FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Festival, Fun on the Farm activities include pick your own pumpkin patch; adventure hayride; clodhopper golf; crazed corn maze; pony rides; giant slingshots; horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festival Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the gianormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, 937-289-2500.



FREE! Baby Games, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951.

FREE! Create a Trick or Treat Bag, Kids ages 3 to 12 will decorate their very own trick or treat bag and candy corn photo frame at this free Just for Kids craft class. 7-8 p.m. Crooked Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-8363333.

FREE! Couponing 101, In this economy, saving money has never been so important! Learn from a self- proclaimed “extreme coupon cutter” how to save big and never pay full retail price again. 7-8:30 p.m. Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. 614-836-3333. FREE! Music & Movement, 11:30 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. FREE! Pop-Up Fun, For grades K3. Pop in after school and learn how this creative art is done. Make your own pop-up card and more. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-4862951.

FREE! Family Story Time, For ages 2-5. 7-7:30 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-4862951. FREE! Monster Mash, Monsters, ghosts and ghouls, “Oh, my!” Come in costume for stories, crafts and activities, and celebrate all things scary. For grades K-3. 78 p.m. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, Worthington. 614-807-2626.


FREE! ARC: Advance Readers Club, Want to read books before TUESDAY 18 they are published? Grab an advanced reading copy of an FREE! Get Graphic!, Join us to upcoming book to take home, talk about graphic novels and read it, and tell us what you think manga in honor of Teen Read in this book club. Ages 8-11. RegWeek — we’ll even try making istration required. 4-4:45 p.m. our own! 4-5 p.m. Westerville Westerville Library, 126 S. State Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006. wester- St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006.

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FREE! Book Trailers 101, Learn to make your own book trailer (like a movie trailer, but about a book) in this three-part workshop. Remember to bring your library card! Ages 8-15. 6:30-8 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006. Create a Cha Cha Bracelet, Learn how to make a Cha Cha style bracelet in this one night class taught by local artisan Carolyn Sittler. The Cha Cha bracelet will make a great gift or a nice addition to your own jewelry collection. 6-9 p.m. $50 residents; $52 non-residents. Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. 614-836-3333.

State St., Westerville. 614-8827277 x5006. FREE! BalletMet Open Rehearsal, Open rehearsals provide a glimpse into the creative process and a sneak peek of an upcoming production. 5-6 p.m. BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., Downtown. 614229-4860.

FREE! Kya’s Krusade Art Therapy Program, Kya’s Krusade, in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, provides 4-week series of Art Therapy classes throughout the year to children with physical disabilities and one sibling, ages 4-18. The one hour classes are taught by a licensed art therapist. Art therapy uses the creative process of art to facilitate each child’s self-expression and personal, physical, developmental and emotional growth. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Donations are welcome. Schiller Recreation Center, 1069 Jaeger St., German Village. 614750-2198.

Evening Observing Sessions at Perkin’s Observatory, Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. 8-9 p.m. $7 adults; $5 children, senior citizens. Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware. 740-368-6908. FREE! Lantern Light Wagon Ride, Take a wagon ride along Kids Cooking: Creepy Cupthe old stone roads of this historicakes and Gross-out Cakes, Hal- SATURDAY 22 cal farm, back to a time when only loween inspires creepy creatures lanterns lit the way. The Lantern FREE! Community Halloween and ghoulish creations. Kids ages Light Wagon Ride is a scary good Party, This annual free party for 6+ make fright inspired treats that time for the entire family! 7:30Reynoldsburg residents will feacan be used as great party favors 10:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. ture spooktacular games, live or just for fun! 6-8 p.m. $20 memBonnybrook Farms, 3779 State entertainment and fun food. Celebers; $25 non-members. Franklin Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289brate Halloween in a family friendPark Conservatory, 1777 E Broad 2500. ly, safe environment. 6-9 p.m. JFK St., East Side. 614-645-8733. Park, 7232 East Main Street, FREE! Make a Difference Day Reynoldsburg. 614-322-6806. Beautification Projects in

FRIDAY 21 FREE! After School Gaming, Do you play Magic? D&D? Yahtzee? Bring your tabletop gaming gear and enjoy snacks as you get your game on at the library. 2-5:30 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S.

FREE! Jane Decker Arboretum Tours, Public walking tours of the Jane Decker Arboretum. Meet at the plaza in front of University Hall. 10 a.m.- noon. Ohio Wesleyan University, University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 740368-6908.

Weinland Park, In honor of Make a Difference Day, the largest day of volunteering and service in the country, HandsOn Central Ohio is coordinating a neighborhood clean-up in the Weinland Park Community. This project is appropriate for youth and family volun-

teers. 9 a.m.- noon. Weinland Park Elelmentary School, 211 East Seventh Avenue. 614-221-6766 ext. 153. FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Festival, Fun on the Farm activities include pick your own pumpkin patch; adventure hayride; clodhopper golf; crazed corn maze; pony rides; giant slingshots; horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festival Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the gianormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500.

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FREE! 2011 Hemophilia Walk, The Hemophilia Walk in Central Ohio hopes to increase awareness of hemophilia, foster camaraderie among the hemophilia community, and encourage people who haven’t ever been involved with the chapter to invest their time and financial resources in the lives of people living with hemophilia. 9 a.m.- noon. The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, FREE! Pumpkin Parade, Come in Campus. 614- 429-2122. hemocostume for a slightly scary story- time, a spook-tacular craft and a Kelton House Museum and parade around the library! For Garden Audio Tour, Weekly ages 2-6. 10-11 a.m. Northwest audio tour describing the 19th Library, 2280 Hard Road, Worcentury home of the Fernando thington. 614-807-2626. worand Sophia Kelton family with actors portraying fugitive slaves and abolitionists. 1-4 p.m. $6 Run for a Dream, A 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk to benefit the See adults; $4 seniors; $2 children. Kelton House, 586 E Town St, Olde Kids Dream organization. 9 a.m. Towne East. 614-464-2022. kel$25 for adults; children under 12 and Penny Harvest students are free. Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington. 614-429-3244.

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Cancer Society’s breast cancer research funding and support programs. 9 a.m.- noon. COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St., Downtown. 888-227-6446. FREE! Ohio Mammals Display, See and touch pelts of animals found in Ohio. Meet at Springhouse Program Area. Noon-2 p.m. Chesnut Ridge Metro Park, 8445 Winchester Rd. N.W. 614-8910700. FREE! Pumpkin and Gourd Festival, Fun on the Farm activities include pick your own pumpkin patch; adventure hayride; clodhopper golf; crazed corn maze; pony rides; giant slingshots; horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide; farm yard play area; farm animals to pet and brush and fish to feed. Pumpkin and Gourd Festival Activities include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin painting and guess the weight of the gianormous pumpkin. Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937-289-2500.

MONDAY 24 FREE! Baby Games, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951.

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FREE! Science Attack Junior, Explore the world with stories and science in this hands-on, activityfilled event specially designed for kids ages 5-7. Registration required. 4-4:45 p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 x5006.

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FREE! Book Trailers 101, Learn to make your own book trailer (like a movie trailer, but about a book) in this three-part workshop.

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FRIDAY 28 FREE! Doodle It!, Artistic challenges will ignite the creativity and sense of wonder in kids in grades K-3. No art skills required. 4-5 p.m. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626. FREE! Halloweenie Campfire, Hear myths about bats, owls and other creatures at a campfire. Meet at Ash Grove Picnic Area. 7 p.m. Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg. 614-891-0700. Halloween Tween Scream!, Kid’s ages 8-13 will have a hair raising good time at our first annual Halloween Tween Scream. Come dressed in costumes and compete for “Scariest,” “Most Creative,” “Funniest” and “Best Overall” costume to win prizes. Enjoy Halloween themed games, pizza, candy, caramel apple making and more! 6:30-9 p.m. $4 residents; $5 non-residents. Crooked Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-836-3333. FREE! Homeschoolers: Creepy Critters, Learn about creepy critters and take a half-mile hike to look for them. Meet at Mathias Log Cabin. 6:30 p.m. Clear Creek Metro Park, 185 Clear Creek Road. 614-891-0700. FREE! Preschoolers: Those First Falls, Enjoy a romp in the leaves and discover the importance of trees. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Metro Parks: Battelle-Darby Creek, 1775 Darby Creek Dr. 614-891-0700.

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october 2011 FREE! Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP, Offering kids 12 and under a chance to design and dine on their own Free Scary Face Pancake creations. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. IHOP Restaurant, 1585 River Valley Cir N, 310-546-1212.


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FREE! Halloween HOOT Family Film Series, Halloween HOOT will have tricks and treats for the whole family, including spooky face painting, a kid-friendly haunted house, Halloween themed shorts and more. Costumes encouraged. 11 a.m. The Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Campus. 614-247-4969.

A DIFFICULT BALANCING ACT Monday, Oct. 17 — Mental Health America of Franklin County is hosting a community program called A Difficult Balancing Act. This informational session is aimed toward those whose children are affected with bipolar disorder. During the program, several medical professionals will speak on the topic and offer resources to parents. A Difficult Balancing Act will be presented at Mount Carmel East Siegel Center. Admission is $5 for the general public. To learn more about Mental Health America and its programs, visit or call 614-221-1441.

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FREE! Monsters, Ogres & SUNDAY 30 Creepy Old Trolls!, 11 a.m.- noon FREE! Annual Halloween Party, Grandview Heights Public Library, Join in the celebration with activi1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. ties and crafts in the garden. Meet 614-486-2951. at Education Pavilion. 2-4 p.m. FREE! Open Chess Club, Calling Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S all chess players 6 and up! Keep Hempstead Rd, Westerville. 614your skills sharp with an hour891-0700. long session of free play. Basic FREE! Commit to Be Fit Healthy FREE! Hocus Pocus, Bring the chess knowledge required. 3-4 Hike, Join park rangers for a 2 family to a free outdoor movie p.m. Westerville Library, 126 S. mile hike. Meet at Mansion this October! The movie “Hocus State St., Westerville. 614-882Reservable Shelter. 1 p.m. HighPocus” will be featured just in 7277 x5006. banks Metro Parks, 9466 Columtime for Halloween! Be sure to FREE! Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festi- bus Pike, Powell. 614-891-0700. pack your blanket or lawn chairs val, Noon-5:30 p.m. Fee for some Family Fun Day, Halloween at for seating. 7:30-9 p.m. Groveport activities. Bonnybrook Farms, the Conservatory! Kids make HalHeritage Park, 551 Wirt Rd., Grove3779 State Route 132, 937-289loween hats and trick-or-treat, port. 614-836-3333. 2500. free with Conservatory admission. FREE! Kya’s Krusade Art TheraFREE! Saturday Tales, Bring the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with $6 - $11 py Program, Kya’s Krusade, in entire family to the library for sto- admission. Franklin Park Conserpartnership with Columbus Recreries, songs and rhymes! Each ses- vatory, 1777 E Broad St., East Side. ation and Parks, provides 4-week sion will feature a different letter 614-645-8733. series of Art Therapy classes of the alphabet. 11-11:30 a.m. FREE! Halloween Tram Ride, throughout the year to children Westerville Library, 126 S. State Ride the tram and hear stories with physical disabilities and one St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. about spiders, bats, coyotes, sibling, ages 4-18. The one hour 5006. pumpkins and other signs of the classes are taught by a licensed season. Stop by a campfire to art therapist. Art therapy uses the FREE! Scared Silly, Join us for creative process of art to facilitate spooky stories told in the dark and roast a marshmallow. Meet at fun crafts and activities like Pump- Shady Grove Program Area. 2-5 each child’s self-expression and personal, physical, developmental kin Bowling and Pass the Vampire p.m. Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 and emotional growth. Pre-regis- Bat. For grades K-3. 11 a.m.- noon. State Route 674 N., Canal WinNorthwest Library, 2280 Hard tration is required. 10 a.m.-12:15 chester. 614-891-0700.

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Pumpkin Carving Party, Carve pumpkins, make a craft and enjoy some yummy refreshments. Parents are required to attend. Pumpkins and carving utensils will be provided. Space is limited so register early. 1-2:15 p.m. $10. JFK Park, 7232 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg. 614-322-6806. Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival, Noon-5:30 p.m. Free Admission and Parking. Fee for some activities. Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 State Route 132, Clarksville. 937289-2500.

MONDAY 31 FREE! Baby Games, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951. FREE! Boo on Broadway, This annual, family-friendly alternative to Trick or Treat allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy and other goodies from area business owners. A fortune teller and other spooky surprises will also be offered. 6-8 p.m. Grove City Town Center, Downtown Grove City, Grove City. 614-277-3050. FREE! Music & Movement, 11:30 p.m. Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview. 614-486-2951.

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CLASSES, CAMPS & ONGOING EVENTS Adult/Youth Bowling League, 2-person teams consisting of one adult and one child will play. 2 p.m. $20 per person per week for a free bowling ball at the end of the season, $10 without the ball. Grove City Lanes, 3940 Broadway, Grove City. 614-875-4444. Afterschool Arts Institute, Students ages 7-15 participate in 8 week, arts focused sessions featuring dance, music, theatre and visual arts taught by some of the top local artists in the city. 2:30-6 p.m. $10 registration; $35 per week. King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., King Lincoln. 614-6455464. Billy Elliot the Musical , Winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Billy Elliot is a joyous celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. The story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring into a ballet class, discovering his dream to dance. $55 and up. March 2025, 2012. Tickets on sale Dec. 1. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Downtown. 614-4691045.

Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes, Musikgarten Early Childhood Music and Movement classes, for babies through age 9. $175. Clintonville Music Academy and Hilliard Community School of Music, 219 Arcadia Way, Clintonville. 614-6204117. Family Bowling League, Teams consist of 3 to 5 family members. 3 p.m. $30 per team per week. Grove City Lanes, 3940 Broadway, 614-875-4444. FREE! Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival, Freeman’s Farm welcomes visitors on Saturdays and Sundays with a world of activities and the delicious smells of “apple butter a stirrin’ and kettle corn a poppin’.” Activities include: farm animals petting area, campfire concession area, apple butter making demonstration, scarecrow making, kettle corn popping, country market, crafts and gifts, and hayrides travel through scenic woods. Noon-5 p.m. There is a fee for some activities. Freeman’s Farm LLC, 6142 Lewis Center Rd. 740-548-7866.

Hungry Planet: Local Food, Global View, Explore global food cultures through largescale photographs that address local food trends, American eating habits and attitudes towards food. Interactive children’s activities will incorporate nutritional themes, related lectures, workshops, tastings and weekly family activities to add to the experience. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., August 20November 6. Extended Wednesday hours until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6-$11. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St., Olde Towne East. 614-645-8733. Saturday Morning Youth Bowling League, Teams of boys and girls under age 12 will compete. Cost is $20 per person per week for a free bowling ball at the end of the season, $10 without the ball. Pizza party at end of season. 10 a.m. $20.00 per person per week for a free bowling ball at the end of the season, $10.00 without the ball.. Grove City Lanes, 3940 Broadway, Grove City. 614-875-4444.

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