Jenny’s Picks – December 14

1) I love meeting animals of all kinds, and I look forward to making some new and interesting friends at the Winter Festival of Exotic Animals, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting Zoo, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visitors can hold, cuddle, feed and play with more than 35 different species including foxes, macaws, miniature ponies, prairie dogs, skunks, rabbits, raccoons, bengal cats, lorikeets, baby muntjac deer, wallabies and coatimundis. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2:30 to 5 p.m. Information or reservations: 812-764-4980; Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

2) Get an eye-full of art at the Development Services Inc. Art Show 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Artwork includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, pottery, fabric art, abstract and wearable art. Select items on display will also be available for purchase through silent auction. All proceeds from items sold will directly benefit the individuals who created the pieces.

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.