November Valley Parent
1, 15, 29 A Story For You, Un Cuento Para Mí: Bilingual Storytime ~ This special edition storytime is led in Spanish and in English. So whether you want your child to get a head start on learning, or just want to hear cuentos de español, join for a tiempo divertido. You know what they say: the más, the mejor! 11:15 a.m.-noon at North Columbus Library. Cost: Free. Info: CVLGa.org
2, 16, 30 Kid’s Yoga Storytime ~ This combination of yoga and storytime uses books, puppets, songs, rhymes and games to teach your child basic yoga poses and mindfulness techniques. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child. Yoga mats are provided but participants may also bring their own. 11:30 a.m.- noon at Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: CVLGa.org
3 Frogwarts ~ Explore the magic and science of the classes at Frogwarts. Costumes encouraged. 1- 4 p.m. at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Facility Cost: $5 per person, 3 and under free. Info: Oxbow.ColumbusState.edu.
10, 24 Puppy Tales ~ Get comfortable as you read aloud one of your favorite books to one or more sweet, lovable certified therapy dogs in the Aflac Storytime Room. Bring your own book or choose one from the children’s department to read. 2-3 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library Cost: Free. Info: CVLGa.org.
10, 11 5 Little Monkeys ~ Geared towards kids age 5 and under, this “wiggle proof” performance invites little ones and their families to play with these frisky monkey friends as they learn not to jump on their bed. At Springer Opera House. Cost: Adults, $10. Children 2 and up, $8. Children under 2, $4. Info: SpringerOperaHouse.org.
11 Fantasy in Lights Bike Night ~ Pedal your way through Fantasy In Lights and experience this light and sound show spectacular on two wheels. Be sure to bring your bicycle and a bike light or rent a Callaway bicycle, available with advance ticket purchase. All bikes must be lit up. 6 p.m. at Callaway Gardens. Cost: $21 Info: Tickets.CallawayGardens.com/2107
6 Harry Potter Nights ~ Harry Potter fans take Platform 9-3/4 to a Hogwarts satellite campus (Mildred L. Terry Library). Consider this an official exam week; bring a team to be sorted and brush up on your arithmancy. There will be trivia, music, crafts and photo ops. Costumes are encouraged and Muggles are welcome. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mildred L Terry Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: CVLGa.org
17 Fantastic Beasts and the Galleries They Hide In ~ Find all the unique and fantastic beasts in the Museum during this fun family event. Create a wand, make friends with your own bow truckle and learn to make potions. Experienced Hogwarts graduates will guide you around the galleries. Wear your best wizarding robes and let the sorting hat tell you what Hogwarts house you belong in, and more. 1 – 3 p.m. at Columbus Museum. Cost: Free. Info: ColumbusMuseum.com.
19 Holiday Cards for First Responders ~ Get creative and make holiday greeting cards to show appreciation for our brave first responders at this special time of year. Materials will be provided or you may bring your own. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Mildred L Terry Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: CVLGa.org
December 1 Bi-City Christmas Parade ~ Begins on the corner of Dillingham Street and Broad Street in Phenix City and ends on Broadway at 9th Street in Columbus at 10 a.m.
Dec 1, 2 The Polar Express ~ Academy Dance Center’s 2018 Ensemble Company featuring a large ensemble cast of local children and adults. At RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by contacting the Academy office at 706.561.8085, emailing AcademyDanceCenter@gmail.com, or visiting the website at AcademyDanceCenter.com.