The following events are representative of the wide variety of educational activities to enjoy in Columbus, Ohio, during the week of Jan. 13 through Jan. 19. For information on other worthwhile events in Columbus, just click on the hyperlinks.
Join the Northwest Passages Book Discussion Group, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m., at the Northwest Library Meeting Room, 2280 Hard Road, and socialize as you discuss the new novel, "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry," a soul-searching character study written by BBC playwright Rachel Joyce. Check the library calendar for additional educational events for the week, and the Northwest Library site for directions, or call 614-807-2626.
Whether you are a member of a corporate management team, or a little-league coach, you will benefit from "Workshop -- Conflict Management." The seminar teaches how to harness conflict and reach team goals, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on The Ohio State University campus, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 105. The cost is $60 for individuals. Call 614-292-3114 for more information. Register online.
See “Les Miserables," the new movie adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic tale of adversity in 19th century France, and deepen your appreciation of literature, theater, music and film. Check Columbus cinemas for times, ticket prices and directions.
Round out the week with family fun at Kidzapalooza. The event is set for Sat., Jan 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Celeste Building on the Ohio Fairgrounds. Kids can meet members of Franklin County’s S.W.A.T. Team, get advice from the American Heart Association, run the Association’s obstacle course, and watch the Kidzapalooza “Woody’s Parents Are You Smarter than Your Kid?” contest. Admittance to Kidzapalooza is $5 for individuals age two and up; free for kids two and under. Call 614-807-2626 for details. Pick up $2 vouchers from local Meijer stores and redeem them for reduced-price admission to the event. Call 614-487-3530 for additional information.
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