Category Archives: Things To Do

Time to Give

As we grow up, kids are adults and in their own homes, we have a little more time to give back.  In my first career I arranged for high school students to learn through being involved in Service Learning.  Wow, so many teachable moments!  Now George and I are both brainstorming…Honor Flight, Rocking Babies at Children’s Hospital, Reading to children or listening to children read, the list goes on and on.  Time to explore.  Time to give is not measurable bu valuable.  Hoping this is going to fun and filled with new experiences.

Extra funds are also needed by so many organizations.

Andi, our oldest daughter was born a leader…Her second grade teacher once shared that if Andi did anything wrong, it was her idea.  She is an amazing leader  (she will say you amazing…you are my mother)  for a nonprofit, YOUNG LIFE.  The mission is devoted to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.  Funds are always needed to help with ongoing programs and sending teens to summer camps.  I do donate funds from my commission on every property I sell….a small way to support tomorrow’s most valuable resource..our YOUTH.

OPEN to any ideas for service projects as George and I do some thinking.  FYI….time will be limited during golf season and spring when the real estate market clicks!




Leave a comment

Filed under Interesting People, Things To Do, Uncategorized

Suggestions for Finding Treasures and Ideas in Central OHIO!

Three of my favorite HOME and Garden Shows are happening in September.  So many new and old ideas all wrapped up in  Fun Times Exploring.

  1.  BIA Parade of HOMES Is being held a little later this year in Eversole Run in Jerome Village.  The show includes 7 top Custom Builders.  Great place to see the latest in design and home furnishings.  You will have the opportunity to interview  builders and see their work.  A word to the wise…always hire a realtor to represent you when building.  I enjoy guiding buyers through all the choices to help make the experience less stressful and hopefully more economical.   The builder and company will be representing the builder. 9/1-9/16  YOU need representation too.

2. Country Living Fair in Columbus…many of the ideas you see in their magazine and more.  Demonstrations and how to classes.  9/14-9/16


3.  Springfield Antique Show Extravaganza  This is truly an ADVENTURE!  Wear very comfortable shoes! 9/14-9/16  Where else would I find these treasures?

Enjoy…The HUNT is part of the FUN!!!!!

Leave a comment

Filed under Family Matters, Home Buying, Home Design Has to be Fun, Home Improvement, Real Estate, Things To Do

Things To Do In Central Ohio – April, 2016


Things To Do In Central Ohio – April, 2016 – There’s plenty to do this month right here in Central Ohio. Here are just 5 family fun events to check out…

Taste of Westerville

Friday, April 15th

Join the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce as we showcase the delicious culinary offerings our chamber members have to offer! Don’t miss out on attending one of our largest events of the year. Wine and beer tastings and a silent auction are included!

COSI: Backyard Science Day

Saturday, April 23rd

Science is a near as your own backyard. We’ll explore the science of butterflies, insects, plants and animals that can be found in your backyard or nearby park with hands-on activities, demonstrations and experts from The Ohio State University and other local organizations. We will also celebrate National Parks Week with special activities led by the National Park Service to tie in with the featured giant screen film National Parks Adventure 3D (additional charge). Backyard Science is presented by Scott’s Miracle-Gro with support from K12.

Comedy Get Down World Tour

Nationwide Arena

April 22nd, 2016

Come see Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, and Charlie Murphy! Don’t miss the chance to see five members of comedy royalty in the comedy event of the year ‘The Comedy Get Down’ – Friday, April 22 at Nationwide Arena.

Shadowbox LIVE: Scandalous

Friday’s and Saturday’s in April

Sinful, irreverent, shocking, wicked, outrageous. The new Shadowbox Live sketch comedy and rock n’ roll show is truly scandalous.

Kids Pastry Class

Wednesdays through May 25th

The perfect baking class for a young chefs ages 8 and up who loves to bake cupcakes, cakes, pies and cookies. We’ll also create savory treats and breads too.

Leave a comment

Filed under Things To Do

Things To Do In Central Ohio – March, 2016

things to do11111

Things To Do In Central Ohio – March, 2016 – There’s plenty to do right here in Central Ohio! While you wait for the weather to warm up, these events should keep you busy in March…

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nationwide Arena
Date: March 4
Admission: $10 – $250
Gather the family and head out to Nationwide Arena for a thrilling Friday night out with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

March Concert
Location: Gray Chapel, University Hall Ohio Wesleyan University
Date: March 6
Admission: $4 – $25
Kick off the month with the March Concert at Gray Chapel, University Hall Ohio Wesleyan University, featuring the beautiful music of a few up and coming stars.

Gallery Hop
Location: Short North Arts District
Date: March 5
Admission: Free
As the weather starts to warm up, don’t miss your chance to hit up the Gallery Hop in the Short North on the first Saturday this month.

Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Location: Dublin, Ohio
Date: March 12
Admission: Free
Head out to Dublin for yet another Irish celebration to celebrate the greenest day of the year. There will be a parade, food, music and so much more!

Private Group Workshop at Clayspace
Location: Clayspace
Date: All month long
Admission: $40 – $50
Gather a group of friends for a kid-free outing at Clayspace, where you can flex your creative muscle.

Leave a comment

Filed under Things To Do

Things To Do In Central Ohio – February, 2016


Things To Do In Central Ohio – February, 2016 – It’s still cold outside but that doesn’t meant there is a shortage of things to do right here in Central Ohio! Take the family or your friends and have some fun with some of these local events…

Rib Gets In The Way
Location: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
Date: February 2
Admission: $6 – $8
Make your way out to the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater at Ohio State for a date night out. These artistic videos will keep you laughing and entertained throughout the entire night!

Lineage Beer School: Beer Sensory Class 1
Location: Lineage Brewing
Date: February 7
Admission: $25
If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, or event that you’ve never participated in before, check out the Lineage Beer School to develop your beer tasting knowledge.

Sunday Comix
Location: Wild Goose Creative
Date: February 15 – 21
Admission: Free
Wild Goose Creative will encourages dialogue around comics, so if you’re a comic lover this is another event to check out. Enhance the art forms in your community through events offered at WGC.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Location: Palace Theatre
Date: February 27
Admission: $23 – $50
Every adult grew up with Mister Rogers and his legacy lives on with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Bring the kids out to Palace Theatre for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

Motown: The Musical
Location: Ohio Theatre
Date: February 23 – 28
Admission: $150 – $505
If you’re a fan of motown or musicals, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss. This is an American dream story of Berry Gordy’s journey of becoming a music mogul.

Leave a comment

Filed under Things To Do

Things To Do In Central Ohio – January, 2016

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 2.29.37 PM



Things To Do In Central Ohio – January, 2016 – It may be cold and wintry out, but there’s still lots of fun to be had in Central Ohio! Ring in the new year with these great activities the whole family will love:



Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Date: January 1 – 3

Admission: Franklin County residents: $8.99, General Admission: $11.99

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Wildlights this year, you still have a couple of days. Make it to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium before it turns back to normal.

Family Fun: Winter Crafts

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Date: January 2

Admission: $13

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of arts and crafts at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Winter Jam 2016

Location: The Schottenstein Center

Date: January 9

Admission: $10

One of the world’s largest tours and Christian music’s biggest annual tours is coming to Columbus and you won’t want to miss it!

Sassy Do! Improv

Location: Wild Goose Creative

Date: January 14

Admission: $5 – $10

This all-female improv troupe will leave you laughing all weekend long.

Catco is Kids: Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”

Location: Van Fleet Theatre

Date: January 15 – 24

Admission: $10 – $15

This musical experience is straight from best-selling children’s book and one that your kids will love!

Leave a comment

Filed under Things To Do

Things To Do In Central Ohio – December, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 5.56.39 PM


December is full of fun and festive things to do – from lighting ceremonies to classic ballets, there is something for everyone in the family this season! Check out this list of exciting events happening this December in Central Ohio:

Granville Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour

Location: Village of Granville

Date: December 5

Admission: Free

Experience the essence of an old fashioned Christmas with a walking tour through the beautiful Granville community.

Village Lights Presented by Schmidt’s

Location: German Village Society Meeting Haus

Date: December 6

Admission: Free

Head out to one of Central Ohio’s most beautiful neighborhoods for the best festivities of the season. There will be a number of surprises including carolers, horse drawn carriages and more!


Holiday Character Breakfast

Location: Creekside Conference and Event Center

Date: December 12

Admission: $10 – $15

Get your kids out of the house and spend your Saturday morning with special holidays characters and delicious breakfast.


BalletMet’s The Nutcracker

Location: Ohio Theatre

Date: December 11 – 27

Admission: $29 – $89

It’s a great time of year – everyone’s favorite ballet is back in town and you won’t want to miss it!

Christmas with the Critters

Location: Ohio Wildlife Center

Date: December 30

Admission: $5

Finish out your year at the Ohio Wildlife Center, enjoying the company of nature’s finest.

Leave a comment

Filed under Things To Do