Gateway Film Center is putting your favorite holiday films back on the big screen. From Home Alone to Miracle on 34th Street, the Gateway has you covered. In addition to great movies Gateway is offering free admission to see your favorite films. Those interested in the kiddie films like Gremlins and Elf should attend the Purple Snowflake Film series. Admission is free with a valid Columbus Metropolitan library card, $5 without.
If the classics - White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis and It's a Wonderful Life are more your fare, then check out the theater's Holiday Film Classics Series. Admission to those films and more is free with a toy donation or $5 without.
Check out a complete listing of the films being offered here: Holiday Movie Festivals for December!
The turkey and trimmings are being reheated and shoppers are scouring for deals, it's time to turn our thoughts to holiday fun! From holiday movies on the big screen to arts events celebrating the season through music, there are some great events happening this month. Free or paid, there is something for everyone. Check out these great events:
In accordance with decree by Governor Kasich, Ohioans everywhere dropped the letter that follows 'L' and preceeds 'N'. It was a rivalry week for the books with not one, but two Mirror Lake jumps, events and contests throughout the week leading up to Ohio State's 42 - 41 win over _ichigan. It was a heart-stopping, full action game that lived up to the hype of "The Game."
Now, with Alabama's loss to Auburn in a fantastic game with a final play of the season that will go down in the history books, Buckeyes turn their eye to the BCS standings and of course, the next game against Michigan State for the Big 10 Championship game.
This past Monday in honor of Veteran's Day, the Franklin County Dog Shelter offered vets discounts on dogs available for adoption. There is a heartwarming story from the Dispatch if you'd like to take a look. The one thing that surprised me is people looking for a new dog to love don't have to go further than their home computer to see who is waiting for a home.
FranklinCountyDogs.com is a great way to find the perfect dog for your family. The site lists age, gender, weight and energy level. You can also select from dogs that are good with children or other pets. Nothing replaces going and bonding with your new family member and interested persons must go to the shelter to actually purchase a dog, but the website is a great place to narrow down so many cute choices.
Have you visited Franklin County Dogs.com?
Not only is the Ohio State Band making news, it appears the Athletic Director of the Ohio State University is making national sports news as well. Rumors began swirling this week that the popular athletic director was interviewing for the same position at the University of Texas. When reports surfaced, Smith quickly release a statement shooting down the rumor and reaffirming his commitment to Ohio State University. He also followed up the statement with another one on Twitter:
... Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate. Thank you and Go Bucks!
You have to love Twitter, home of celebrity beefs, sales pushes and rumor control! What do you think? Does the University of Texas stand a chance of gaining Smith?
Some Central Ohio children will have a couple of opportunities to get extra candy this month thanks to a Fall storm kicking up winds and worry. As predictions of wild weather increased, Central Ohio families wondered if the ghastly weather would get the best of Beggar's night. Several Central Ohio communities moved beggar's night to Friday and Saturday evenings, while even more pushed up the start times in order to get everyone home before storms were due to arrive. This evening it was more of a treat than a trick. Light rain, low winds and a warm temperature had many parents, including myself, grateful for almost perfect Halloween weather.
Check out the Dispatch's report.
Find out which communities pushed back their Beggar's Nights here.
The Ohio State University Marching Band or The Best Damn Band in the Land - as they are known around these parts - are making national news almost more than the football team's undefeated season.
The half-time shows have been making not only the rounds on YouTube, but racking up national attention which lead to an appearance on the Today Show this week. First it was the Moonwalking Michael Jackson formation, that lead to a public thank you from the King of Pop's mother. Then the Hollywood battle that gave the crowd Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park that had a T-Rex eating a University of Michigan football player. Check out the most recent jaw dropping performances and find out the technology behind the band :
Every month Columbus continues to impress me with it's fantastic events and activities for every taste and interest. This month while there are many holiday activities, there are just as many events that are simply cool. It is a great idea to break from the non-stop Holiday fun to try something different in November. Have fun Columbus and if you see anything that I should include in these activities be sure to send me an email!
On September 17th, long-time sports anchor Dom Tiberi loss his 21 year-old daughter in a fatal car crash. News spread quickly through social media as colleagues, journalists and Columbus residents shared their condolences. The community reached out across the dividing line between journalist and story and embraced Tiberi. In one of the many acts of kindness shared with the popular sport journalist, the Ohio State University football team honored OSU student Maria Tiberi with a moment of silence and by wearing MT stickers on their helmets. Recently a video emerged and went viral featuring the entire squad of The Ohio State University football team giving a warm embrace on his return to field to cover Saturday's game against Wisconsin.
With each passing hug the entire world learned what we know - Columbus is a community
Do you know a great Ohioan you'd like to nominate to be recognized by the entire state? Now before you nominate your great Aunt Ethel, who I'm sure is a phenomenal woman, there are a few requirements and the competition is stiff.
Past people honored includes Orville and Wilbur Wright, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Denton "Cy" Young among other world-renown greats. Among the requirements for this high state honor include having made a significant impact on Ohio, the country or the world. They also must have been born in Ohio or lived here at least five years. Nominate your favorite, historic Ohioan here: Great Ohioan Award.