Things To Do In Pickerington

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For generations, the Pfeifer family tilled the soil?originally tending to the land as Midwestern farmers after the Civil War. Even though the family eventually traded in the farm, these agricultural roots still run deep. At Hidden Lakes Winery, they tap into this instinctual knowledge of fruits and cultivars to create a host of wines made from grapes sourced from around the United States. Glasses of light riesling or heady pinot noir in hand, guests often pair their sips with the onsite caf??s bistro-style cuisine. There, the kitchen boasts a full menu of Tuscan-inspired appetizers, artisanal pizzas, entrees, and desserts.

650 Winchester Pike
Canal Winchester,
OH
US

A member of the Ohio Community Theatre Association, the Pickerington Community Theatre is the community's outlet to watch and partake in all types of live-action comedy and drama. Ticket-wielding theater enthusiasts can enjoy watching talented thespians put on a variety of family-friendly performances. A smile-inducing tale of a wealthy widow whose kindness and generosity pays off in the end, The Curious Savage is sure to warm even the iciest of lionhearts during the merciless month of March. During June, the family-friendly Disney's Aladdin Jr. will tell the classic chronicle of a star-crossed romance between a young man from the streets and the ethereal princess Jasmine, luckily without the dangerous man-sized flapping pages that come with seeing live animation. In September, George M. Cohan's beloved show tunes will come to life in Give My Regards to Broadway, a musical that shows the story of an entrepreneur struggling to open a Broadway show who falls victim to the alluring aura of an aspiring actress. All tickets are subject to availability, so make sure to call ahead and reserve a sitting surface.

575 Diley Road
Pickerington,
OH
US

There's a reason pizza and beer are so good together. Pizza, with its thick cheese, rich tomato sauces, grease, and dough, coats the mouth, and beer, with its bitterness and carbonation, is a great way to cleanse the palate. That's why Gratzi a Tutti Pizzeria Bar & Sports offers 16 draft beers to pair with its wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Patrons can try a hoppy IPA and a margherita pizza, a malty dark beer and a Hawaiian pizza, or a nutty ale and a white pizza. Those who would prefer wine can opt for a glass from the wine on tap. Although pizza is the star here, there are plenty of other tasty possibilities, including Italian heroes, strombolis, burgers, and wings.

While guests dig into their food, they can train their eyes on more than 25 HD TVs broadcasting sports or intense Monopoly games. They can also gaze at the 10-foot big-screen TV over the Old World stone fireplace, which is surrounded by four other giant TVs and brick walls.

10705 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest
Pickerington,
OH
US

The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC), founded by Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi? a 10th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo? has been teaching the Moogong-Ryu system of martial arts since 1963. All of the dojang's Instructors have experience training and teaching multiple martial arts and are certified by WUMA.

OMAC offers classes for all ages, beginning at age 3 to 70-plus, all of which are designed to improve health and fitness, help with weight and stress management, and bring a harmonious balance to everyday life. Classes include Little Tigers (ages 3?6) classes for kids and youth (7+), taekwondo, hapkido, gumdo, fitness and healing arts like power tai chi, action yoga and kimoodo healing art, to advanced black belt training with Grandmaster Choi throughout their multiple Central Ohio locations. OMAC has more than 35 branches worldwide.

5336 Gender Rd
Canal Winchester,
OH
US

The Range

Armed2Defend operates a covered outdoor pistol range in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

The Rentals

Instructors can supply .22 LR pistols and ammunition usage at no additional charge.

At a Glance

More than 7,000?that's how many people Armed2Defend's instructors have trained to obtain concealed-handgun licenses in the state of Ohio. Yet that number only accounts for a portion of their clientele. With more than 100 instructors and range-safety coaches in the ranks, Armed2Defend also hosts defensive pistol training, NRA instructor training, and a women's-only pistol-shooting group.

7457 Williamson Ln
Canal Winchester,
OH
US

Shawn Augustson's path to golf was not a typical one: he served in the US Army for nearly a decade, and the injuries he incurred while serving in Iraq led him to the game. After picking up a club for the first time during his rehabilitation, Shawn turned his new-found passion into a career. At the College of Golf in Port Satin Lucie, Fl., he learned from some of the country's top instructors and PGA professionals while earning his degree. Today, sporting certification as an Impact Zone player, Shawn shares his wisdom with students during lessons at Weschester Golf Course.

6300 Bent Grass Boulevard
Canal Winchester,
OH
US