YOURfreetime Volunteer Events Volunteers for Western & southern Financial Group Tennis Tournaments, 10 a.m. Lindner Family Tennis Center. Variety of volunteer positions available as well as hours and dates. Details on web site. Volunteer opportunities continue through Aug. 23. Registration required. 513.651.0303. Presented by Western and Southern Financial Group. 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason.
Aug. 9 Bookstores scrapbooking, 1 p.m. Agora Bookstore. 513.898.0804. 108 W. Main St, Mason.
Music Mason Community Band, 6 p.m. Mason Middle School. Auditorium. Part of Sunshine Concert Series. Free. 513.229.8555. Presented by City of Mason. 6370 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason.
Civic pops american Fantasy, 3 p.m.-5
p.m. Christ’s Church at Mason. With Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. All ages. Featuring music from The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Oklahoma, 1812 Overture, other more. Free. 513.861.9978. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 5165 Western Row Road, Mason.
Aug. 11 Education Kidz home alone Classes, noon-2 p.m. Hope Church. Teaches grades 4-6 how to be home alone safely. Class includes student manual and parent guide. Continues Aug. 14. $42. Registration required, available online. 513.336.9993. Presented by Life Skills Education Fund and Enriching Kidz. 4934 Western Row Road, Mason.
Aug. 12 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Whole Foods Market Mason. Parking Lot. Activities for children, grill outs, music, fresh produce and flowers. Free. 513.398.9358. 5805 Deerfield Blvd., DEErFiElD TWp.
Nature Walks on the Wildside, 2 p.m. Voice of America Lodge and Boathouse. Meet in lodge parking area. Naturalist-led walk to take a look at plants, insects and birds. Free, vehicle permit required. 513.867.5835. Presented by Butler County Metro Parks. 7850 Voice of America Park Drive, WEsT ChEsTEr TWp.
Aug. 15 Sports Western & southern Financial Group Masters Men’s Tennis, 10 a.m. Lindner Family Tennis Center. Professional tennis tournament. Qualifying. $34. 513.562.4949. Presented by Western and Southern Financial Group. 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason.
Aug. 16 Recreation run Kings island, 7 a.m. Kings Island. Race
day packet pickup 5:30-6:45 a.m. Includes T-shirt, water bottle, entry to post race party. With The Beast 10K at 7 a.m., Diamondback 5K at 7:15 a.m., and Golden Ticket kids run at 9 a.m. $25-$50. Registration required, available online. 513.754.5751. 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason.
Aug. 26 Music Chicago with Earth, Wind and Fire,
8 p.m. Riverbend Music Center. $86.50, $60.50. 800.745.3000. 6295 Kellogg Ave., anDErson TWp.
Aug. 27 Sports Cincinnati Bengals Football, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 21 Music sean hannity’s Freedom Concert, 7 p.m. Kings Island Timberwolf Amphitheater. With Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith, Lee Greenwood and Oliver North. Benefits Freedom Alliance Foundation Scholarship Fund. $75 includes park admission. 800.745.3000. 5688 Kings Island Drive, Mason.
Recreation night Fishing at Voice of america park, 8:25 p.m.-1 a.m. Voice of America Lodge
and Boathouse. Regulations at web site. $2 twilight rate; vehicle permit required. 513.755.4402. Presented by Butler County Metro Parks. 7850 Voice of America Park Drive, WEsT ChEsTEr TWp.
Aug. 22 Music Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna project, 9:30
Paul Brown Stadium. Games Nov. 29 and thereafter subject to scheduling change. Pre-season game vs. St. Louis Rams. $64-$82. 513.621.8383. Presented by Cincinnati Bengals. 1 Bengals Drive,
Aug. 28 Bars/Nightclubs reds Fan Cam, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Holy Grail. Filming of fans for “Reds Live” post-game shows. Includes giveaways. 513.469.2006. Presented by FOX Sports Ohio. 218 W. Third St., DoWnToWn.
Festivals Taste of Blue ash, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Blue Ash
Towne Square. Various types of cuisine from local restaurants, entertainment and family fun area. Music by Three Dog Night, 9 p.m. Free. 513.745.8500. Through Aug. 30. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. Cooper and Hunt roads, BlUE ash.
p.m. Smokey Bones. 513.777.5380. Presented by Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill. 9484 Civic Centre Blvd., WEsT ChEsTEr TWp.
Creed, 7:30 p.m. Riverbend Music Center. $93, $63, $35 lawn. 800.745.3000. 6295 Kellogg Ave.,
sizzlin’ summer Concert series, 7 p.m.-9
live at the lodge and learning Center, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Voice of America Lodge
p.m. Fernbank Park. Bring seating. American folk/ blues music by Jake Speed & the Freddies. Free. 513.521.7275. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 60 Thornton Ave., saYlEr parK.
Aug. 23 Antiques Shows Mainstrasse antiques, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
and Boathouse. Family friendly. Bring seating. Food and beverages available. Learning Center. Celtic Evening With Orion. Free, vehicle permit required. 513.867.5835. Presented by Butler County Metro Parks. 7850 Voice of America Park Drive,
WEsT ChEsTEr TWp.
Shopping Special Events
oakley after hours, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Madison Road Corridor. Special sales, gallery openings, entertainment, local bands and happy hour pricing at participating restaurants. Free. 513.533.9039. Presented by Oakley Community Council. Madison Road, oaKlEY.
The schubert Chorale’s inaugural Concert, 4 p.m. St. Anne Episcopal Church.
MainStrasse Village. Promenade, Sixth Street. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. 859.468.4820. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. Main Street, CoVinGTon.
New summer choir for adult and high school singers perform. All ages. Free. 513.779.1139. 6461 Tylersville Road, WEsT ChEsTEr TWp.
Universoul Circus, 10:30 a.m. Jordan Crossing. A single-ring circus with 75 African-American performers and 12 acts. $10-$26.50. 800.745.3000. Through Aug. 30. 7030 Reading Road, BonD hill.
Aug. 24 Music
honor society, 8 p.m. Bogart’s. $22, 19.50
advance. 614-431-2200. 2621 Vine St., CorrYVillE.
romeo and Juliet, 7 p.m. Eden Park. Seasongood Pavilion. Part of Shakespeare in the Park. Free. 513.381.2273. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 950 Eden Park Drive, EDEn parK.
August 2009 edition of Our Town magazine, serving Mason and Deerfield Township in Greater Cincinnati