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January 26, 2012

Weekend Fun Anyone?  Yes, Please!

The end of another long week is in sight so that means it's time to start thinking about the important and meaningful things in life…like what sort of fun can we line up!?  There are always plenty of things to get out and do in and around Columbus and to make planning your fun-time even easier, bookmark the Community Calendar and take a peek at it often because events are always being added or updated. To get you started, here's a quick look at a few things you might want to add to your wish-list.

If you hear roars of laughter coming from inside RiverCenter Friday night (1.27), don’t be alarmed….it’s because Jerry Seinfeld is back in town! I believe this is the 3rd time he’s been to Columbus, so it’s obviously a good show if we keep bringing him back. I saw him a few years ago and I can tell you that whether or not you watched his show when it was on television, you will love his stand-up routine. Seinfeld’s so good at making the little, ordinary, mundane things in life seem so hilarious and because he is joking about these ordinary happenings, everyone can relate to him and his stories. If you haven’t seen him live, and even if you have, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night. Count it as your ab workout for the week!

How about something really intriguing at the Springer Opera House?  Richard Nixon was maybe one of the most polarizing public figures of the last century. Disgraced as president and forced to leave the White House, Nixon was the first president to resign from office. Three years after leaving the White House, Nixon, who had not done a television interview since, decided he needed to remake his image and get some much-needed money. So he seeks out Frost, a lightweight British entertainment reporter figuring he wouldn’t ask any hard questions. However, Frost sees this as the opportunity of a lifetime. So you have Nixon that wants to save his image and Frost, who wants to save his career and the result was an electrifying event that shook the nation. A little known fact is that all the television networks turned down the interview and Frost had to personally call them and beg for the airtime. Even those youngsters that may not be aware of these infamous interviews will enjoy this show and hopefully learn a little bit about American history.

If you’re an antique lover and need some new pieces for your home, this event is for you. Starting Friday and running through Sunday, the Uptown Columbus Antique Show will be at the Convention & Trade Center. The show features dealers from the Atlanta area and you’ll be able to find furniture, sterling silver, fine estate jewelry, Persian rugs, fine French antiques and much more. It’s a shopper’s paradise of unique and beautiful items!  Admission is only $3!

Commemorate FDR’s birthday one day early, this Sunday at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain. Author David M. Burke Jr. will be there to sign copies of “Images of America Warm Springs.” And what birthday celebration would be complete without cake?! Join staff on this Sunday at 11:00am and have a piece of cake, cool drink and learn a little bit about an important person in American history.

To kick-off the 60th anniversary of Callaway Gardens in 2012, they are offering free admission to all guests for 60 days. This began January 1 and will run through February 29, 2012. What a great deal! It may technically be winter but these mild temperatures we’ve been having are perfect to enjoy the bike and walking trails and other outdoor activities and if it does turn cold, you can still enjoy the indoor butterfly center and the gorgeous floral displays at the Sibley Horticultural Center.

See?  There's a little something for everyone this weekend…you just have to decide which one you want to do first!  Don't forget to check the Community Calendar to see what else is going on.

Now, go have some fun…



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