NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Ohio State University Extension will be having a Family Connect event at Karam's Martial Arts Center on Bluebell Drive in New Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.

"We want to provide an opportunity for parents and children to have fun together, connecting and building their families," said Christine Kendle, FCS educator at OSU Extension Tuscarawas County.

Family Connect events are open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. All children must be accompanied by at least one parent or caregiver. The evening will include fun activities for parents and children led by Karam's staff. Snacks, resources for parents, and a book for each child will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required and space is limited.

Contact the Tuscarawas County office of OSU Extension at 330-339-2337 or e-mail to register.

This night of family fun as well as other parenting programs offered through OSU Extension Tuscarawas County is made possible through the Ohio Children's Trust Fund.