VitaminWater is on sale for 50 cents at Whole Foods on Friday, Jan. 28. I usually stock up during sales since I drink these on days that I work. Whole Foods also has a 5 after 5 program on Fridays, which consists of 5 wine and food tasting stations from 5-7 p.m. If you reuse the wine glass you received during a previous visit, then you get a $1 off. Get there early as it is often a well-attended event.
Weekend events: Tonight is COSI Family Fun Night. You get to see the permanent exhibits and an extreme screen movie for $8 per person after 5 p.m. In case you can't make it, COSI holds the event on the last Friday of the month. For details, visit www.cosi.org.
Decorators' Show House The Sneak Peek event to see the house before works gets done on it takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The home is located at 4125 Oxford Drive in Upper Arlington. The cost is $5 per person.
Tastes of Far East Giant Eagle stores in Gahanna, Westerville, Grandview and Sawmill & Bethel will be holding a sampling event from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
MJR Liquidation Sale I stopped by to see what they had available during my lunch break and they still have a large selection of items, most of which cost $10 or less. The sale is taking place in an old fabric store in Westerville Square at the corner of Westerville and Schrock roads. (It's a few doors down from Big Lots.) Most of the items are Victoria's Secret Catalog returns and samples. Other brands include Ecko, G-Unit, Puma, Limited, Buffalo, Simply Vera Wang, Daisy Fuentes and Outback Red. They also have a few team and licensed-apparel clothes. They have quite a few swimsuit separates, short sleeve shirts, pants and dresses for sale. Here's a sample of some of the prices: Victoria's Secret/Limited sweaters $10, long-sleeve tops $8, tanks and short-sleeve tops $6, skirts $7, dress and casual pants $7, jeans $9, swim separates $7, shoes, $10, sunglasses $5, Southpole and FUBU baseball caps $2. Be sure to check stuff over to make sure there's no holes or stains. **TIP: Since there's no fitting room do what I saw someone else doing and wear leggings and a tight shirt so you can try stuff on.