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ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Moonstone Salon, 7466 Beechmont Ave. Suite 414, Paintings provided by local artist Pamela Ramey created by Ugandan orphans who have lost one or both parents. All pieces on sale. Benefits Ugandan villages where artists reside. Free. Through June 30. 231-4300. Anderson Township.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Commercial Construction Management & Resource Group, Inc. (CCMR), 151 Castleberry Court, Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 831-3138; www.clermontchamber.com. Milford.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Beechmont Squares, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Pick your own strawberries, browse garden center, pet goats and view ducklings. $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

FOOD & DRINK

Community Dinner, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. SonRise Community Church Office Building, 203 Mill St. Dinner prepared by church volunteers. Includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Free. Presented by SonRise Community Church. 543-9008. Milford. Police Appreciation Banquet, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Honors Clermont County’s lawenforcement community. Cocktails, 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-4400; www.clermontchamber.com. Union Township.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. With half-price appitizers and drink specials. 752-0700. Union Township.

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To submit calendar items, go to “www.cincinnati.com” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “life@communitypress.com” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “www.cincinnati.com” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, games and crafts. Ages 0 to 6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Waiting on Ben, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, 677-3511; www.waitingonben.com. Loveland.

SHOPPING

Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Nature Shop. Includes books with nature, science and wildlife themes for elementary school-age children. Non-members pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.

EDUCATION

Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 17. 474-3100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township. Constitutional Class for Young People, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Queen City Room A&B. Learn things schools are no longer teaching. Get informed about basis of Constitutional rights and liberties and how to protect them. Class uses “The 5,000 Year Leap” book. $5. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 843-5551, ext. 110; www.cincinnati912project.com. Union Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS FOOD & DRINK Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m. “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.

Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Doc Dan & the Stray Dog Band, classic rock ‘n’ roll songs from the 1960s to the 1980s. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny Moorman Group, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road. $5. 444-4991; www.redrocktaverns.com. Deerfield Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Murder on the Oriental Rug, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Interactive satire of Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with a twist. Includes dinner. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Clermont Inn Players. 732-2174; www.clermontinn.dine.com. Batavia. PROVIDED

RECREATION

Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. Through Oct. 1. 937-444-6215; www.molerracewaypark.com. Williamsburg.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Family Movie Night, 7 p.m. “Down and Derby,” a family comedy movie about a small town Pinewood Derby competition. First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills, 1674 Eight Mile Road. Free. 474-2441. Anderson Township.

SHOPPING

Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St. Business and residential sales. 553-4146. New Richmond. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 9

ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.

EDUCATION

Genealogy Classes, 1 p.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. For anyone interested in learning about researching family history or interested in improving their research methods. With Adele Blanton and members of the Clermont County Genealogical Society. Free. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

FOOD & DRINK

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m.The Suburbanites, two piece folk/pop/blues/funk band, 2-5 p.m. and John Ford, folk, blues, roots and rock. Harmony Hill Vineyards, 50 cents per sample. 7343548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 7 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. 697-9705. Loveland.

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting a Herpetology Program from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. It is their monthly meeting. The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society discusses reptiles and amphibians. Admission is $3, $1 children; free for members. It is family friendly. Call 831-1711 or visit www.cincynature.org.

MUSIC - BLUES

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m. MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St. Free. 8319888. Milford.

NATURE

Featherey Fun, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Make up to three bird related crafts. Ages 5-10. $2, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Murder on the Oriental Rug, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations required. 7322174; www.clermontinn.dine.com. Batavia.

PUBLIC HOURS

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

SHOPPING

Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Village of New Richmond, 553-4146. New Richmond. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. S U N D A Y, M A Y 3 0

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day Service, 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Amelia, 85 W. Main St. Includes memorabilia on display and special music. With guest speaker Commissioner Bob Proud. 753-5761. Amelia.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

FOOD & DRINK

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Michael Rickey, a singer/songwriter whose acoustic, electric style is a blend of Dave Mathews and Lyle Lovett, and Michela, blues, folk, rock. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

EDUCATION

Splash!, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Thirty-minute, scheduled water safety lessons. YMCA certified aquatic instructors teach backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. Children receive introductory swim lessons. Ages 511. Free. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY HEALTH / WELLNESS Memorial Day Services, 10 a.m. Services will end in time for attendees to join the American Legion services for veterans buried in the adjoining cemetery. Old Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, Bantam, East Fork State Park, Presented by Old Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Historical Society. 7342819. Bethel.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

Open Jam Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road. Free. 4444991; www.redrocktaverns.com. Deerfield Township.

RECREATION

Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 1

ART EXHIBITS

Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.

DANCE CLASSES

Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Aug. 31. 9292427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Milford.

Community Blood Drive. 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Williamsburg Fire and EMS, 915 W. Main St. Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 724-7382. Williamsburg.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

Karaoke with DJ Julie J, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road. Free. 444-4991; www.redrocktaverns.com. Deerfield Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2

EDUCATION Splash!, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. M.E. Lyons YMCA, Free. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS

First Wednesday Book Group, 2 p.m. “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

New Richmond Concert Series, 7 p.m. Praise and Honor Concert. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.

NATURE

Makin’ Tracks, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Children and their families can make up to three crafts and learn about the footprints animals leave behind. $2; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3 1

ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

PROVIDED

The newly renovated Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery at the Newport Aquarium will show off some of the strangest marine animals there are, such as a fish that walks and crabs with 10-feet-long legs. Pictured is a Giant Pacific octopus that will be on display in a new multi-dimensional, 360 degree, see-through aquarium. The aquarium begins extended summer hours Friday, May 28, which are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and last until Sept. 4. Current hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $22, $15 for ages 2-12, and free for 2 and under. Visit www.newportaquarium.com.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road. $5. Through Dec. 29. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township.

PROVIDED

The ASA Action Sports World Tour comes to Kings Island from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, with five of the top pro skateboarders and BMX stars from the X Games showcasing their talents with performances each day. Skateboarders Anthony Furlong and Josh Stafford and BMX riders Jay Eggleston, Koji Kraft and Jimmy Walker (pictured) will perform. The shows are free with park admission or a season pass. Visit www.visitkingsisland.com.

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