Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Sesame Street Live presents When Elmo Grows Up

When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it's a musical show-and-tell! Through the razzle-dazzle of this Broadway-quality musical production children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork and that if they are willing to try, anything is possible.

Friday, November 21

10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 22

10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 23

1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd.

Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at (614) 431-3600, or online at

November 21

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Turn up the wattage on your holiday season with Wildlights at the Zoo. Central Ohio's favorite tradition is back with a whole new look. The lights are on display from November 21- January 1, 2009, Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. The Zoo is located at 9990 Riverside Dr. For more information, go to

November 22

Daweswood Gift presents A Taste of the Holidays

Reduce your stress and shop early for gifts for those hard-to-buy relatives and friends. Bring the kids for a holiday craft activity while you shop. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jackson Rd. S.E., Newark. Call (800) 443-2937 for details. Enjoy 10 percent off during this event.

Turkey Tales

Celebrate the season with a Thanksgiving-themed storytime. Age 5 and older are recommended. This free event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard. Rd., Worthington. Call (614) 807-2626, or visit for details.

November 24

Old School Game Day

Wacky board games, music, jeopardy, snacks and prizes for grades 5 and up. 3:304:30 p.m., at the Grandview Public Heights Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus. Call (614) 481-3778 for more information, or visit