Short North Gallery Hop, discounted weights and yoga mats

Short North Gallery Hop

With the more mild temperatures expected for today and tomorrow, I suggest you get out of the house and visit the Short North for its monthly gallery hop Saturday night.

Visitors can shop and eat later during the event, which runs from 4 to 10 p.m. A number of street vendors and performers are also showcased along with the large number of galleries and businesses showcasing artworks.

One of my favorite places to visit in the Short North is the GrandView Mercantile. I usually don't buy anything, but it's fun to look at the art, furniture and jewelry for sale.

For information on the gallery hop, visit

Discounted exercise equipment

A tip I failed to mention when writing my last blog entry on exercising on the cheap was I had noticed that Marshall's and T.J. Maxx have had good prices on free weights, kettle bells, and yoga mats compared to prices at sporting goods and large retailers. I'd check these stores' stock first before buying them elsewhere.