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Ready for the Workforce We think the world is moving quickly now, but imagine how fast things will change when she is ready to make her mark. At Cincinnati Public Schools, our goal is to make sure she is prepared through a rigorous curriculum that cultivates critical thinking and technology skills while encouraging collaboration, real-world connections and endless creativity. It’s not just about getting her to graduation. It’s about getting her to college and into a thriving career. Our high schools offer a unique array of career interest programs designed to get your teen ready for the real world. To learn more, call us at 363-0123 or visit us online at cps-k12.org.

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cincinnati news

Cincinnati Family's annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair; Syrian Shrine Circus comes to town; winter happenings with Great Parks of Hamilton County; sports clinic at new Big Shots Training Center and more.

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Learn to recognize the signs of an allergic reaction in your baby.

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Slide into the new year with lots of outdoor fun! Our round-up includes sledding, skiing, tubing and more.

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day by day By Susan Day

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A Mom They’ll Remember

think it’s a good idea that every new year we all sort of desire to press “reset.” This keeps us in check and calls up our basic inner goodness, giving credence to the idiom “turn over a new leaf.” We are all better when we are trying to improve ourselves. New years often begin with dieting. It usually begins promising, because we ate way too much over the holidays. But by the time celery and carrots look awful to you, so does the diet. Diets get old, but you can always try again. Kids get old, too ... but you can’t always try again. They’ll remember what they remember. No sooner do you have one little baby, then you have three. Turn around and they’re enrolled in school. Turn around and they’re enrolled in college. This happens, this happens, this happens. This quality of life that makes days long but years short can really trip a mother up. You have to figure out a way to be the mom you want to be for your kids even as you’re raising them. One day your child will be a teenager and you’ll say, “Wait a minute! He was just a little boy!” And were you successful at being the mom you wanted to be? If not, there’s still time to reinvent yourself and get out of any mothering slump you may be experiencing. I’ll try to help since I’m trying to be the mom I want to be, too. A few tips for us both: • Think of a mom you know and admire. Notice the way she handles her kids: a light touch, easy going, stress-free. Can you take on a few of her good qualities — even if your circumstances are way different from hers? • Decide on personal areas of improvement you can make. For instance, to be a better, healthier cook who makes it a priority to have dinner ready at 6 each night. Or, decide to carve out more time for playing/hanging out with your kids (without an agenda) ... this sort of thing. • Vow that you’re going to really try to understand each one of your kids for who they are — not who you want them to be. This simple thought will put you in check. Listen to each one of your kids and let them be themselves. • Enjoy the moments. Your children will remember the little things they experienced growing up, not how clean your house was. They’ll remember that you rode bikes together or jumped on a bed. They’ll remember the times you made time to enjoy being with them ... or not. • Refocus. All moms can have “off” days or make mistakes. All moms can suffer the guilt of yelling too much. When you have those bad moments, take time to ask yourself what went wrong? Take personal time to re-center yourself, whether it’s through yoga or exercise, therapy, spirituality, ongoing counsel from a dear friend or whatever you need to put in place. • Try meditation or prayer. For me, it’s prayer, and it often goes something like this: “Show me how to make my children my priority always. Help me to be able to put other things aside, so that my focus isn’t always pulling me away from my family. Help me be able to balance the things I want for myself with the things I want for my children. Help me to know that I am the world to my children and there’s no better role for me than being their mom. Help me to be the mom I want them to remember. That’s worth repeating: HELP ME TO BE THE MOM I WANT THEM TO REMEMBER. Happy New Year!

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THREE RINGS OF FUN WITH SYRIAN SHRINE CIRCUS Mark your calendars for circus fun, as the Syrian Shrine Circus returns to BB&T Arena (500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights) early next month. Fans of all ages will thrill to death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions, and as always, the hilarious Shrine Circus clowns. Kids can ride and pet different animals, including elephants and camels! Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3; 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 4, and 1 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets are $10 - $30, and parking is $5. Call 513-751-4717 or visit syrianshrine.org/circus.html.

LEARN IN NATURE Great Parks of Hamilton County has plenty of winter happenings for all ages, and a few of them can further a child’s science aptitude. HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE, (for homeschoolers ages 5 - 12) explores winter animals on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Miami Whitewater Forest (9001 Mt. Hope Road). WINTER TRACKS takes place Monday, Jan. 30 at Winton Woods (10245 Winton Road). RSVP to attend either or both activities that include interactive learning stations and a guided hike; cost is $6. Next is OPERATION OBSERVATION, a “citizen can contribute observations about squirrels in their own backyards. RSVP to learn more on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Miami Whitewater Forest, or Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at Sharon Woods (11450 Lebanon Road).

PICK A SHOW FOR YOUR STUDENTS AT TCT The Children’s Theatre (TCT) of Cincinnati hosts an educators event on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 4 - 7 p.m. in order for them to preview potential productions for students in schools. Educators and an adult guest can preview one of the winter/spring touring productions at TCT’s home location (4015 Red Bank Road). Participants will enjoy light fare, and choose two programs to preview: The Ugly Duckling, Harriet Tubman, My Plate or Once Upon a Time. Cost is $5. Brochures for the 2017 2018 school season will be available as well as discounts for those who schedule a TCT on Tour or Workshop program. To order tickets visit thechildrenstheatre.com.

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he Cincinnati Observatory is offering a new family class for kids in grades 1 - 6 and their parents called Cosmic Kids. The class, which will meet on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for grades 1 - 3 and 11 a.m. for grades 4 - 6, will explore topics in astronomy. Participants will enjoy safe solar viewing with the telescopes, tours of the buildings, and hands-on classroom activities to build their scientific knowledge. Meet at the Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place. Cost is $5 per person. RSVP to 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (4015 Red Bank Road) kicks off their winter session of classes on Sunday, Jan. 8. Open to ages 3 - 18 of all ability levels, the classes explore the techniques and principles behind the art of musical theatre. Kids can learn about drama, vocal music, and dance, along with behind-thescenes info on stage makeup, audition prep, and more. New this year, TCT will also offer adult ballet and adult yoga classes, so Mom and Dad can get in on the fun, too.

Ages 3 - 14 can check out the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s winter acting class schedule, which offers adventures with sea creatures, wizards, zombies and contemporary musicals. The Playhouse, located at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, offers Under the Sea to ages 3 years through grade 3 and meets Saturdays from Jan. 14 - March 11. Grades 4 and 5 will enjoy a trip to Wizarding School, open Mondays from Jan. 9 - March 13. Middle schoolers will test their mettle in a zombie apocalypse on Mondays from Jan. 9 - March 13. And grades 5 - 8 will take on the Contemporary Musical in a class that also meets Mondays, Jan. 9 - March 13. Registration deadlines happen soon.

Does your kid want to go the extra mile to improve his athletic skills? Consider a clinic at the new Big Shots Training Center, located in the back of Recreations Outlet at 885 State Route 28 in Milford. The training center offers sport specific equipment and machines designed for individuals and small groups to get personalized training. Clinics are also split by age and ability levels, so that each participant is working with true peers. And if you just want your little one to develop a love of sports, check out the classes for kids as young as age 3.

What might have worked yesterday for your family may not work today or tomorrow, as kids grow and change and sometimes morph into people you’re not sure you recognize anymore! Fortunately, Beech Acres offers #ParentStrong, a slew of classes and workshops for parents who might need a little help getting back on track or just staying the course. Whether you need communication or discipline solutions, or just some help managing your frazzled family, these six-week courses will likely give you what you need to know. Classes meet at Nippert Cottage on the Beech Acres Parenting Center Campus, 6881 Beechmont Ave., beginning Monday, Jan. 9.

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ecognizing an illness or an allergy in an infant is pretty tough for a new parent. It’s not like your little fella can tell you what hurts or makes him uncomfortable. All he can do is make sure you know something’s up with his tears and fussiness. So it’s up to you to be aware of symptoms and report them to your pediatrician. The usual suspect in allergic reactions is often a rash. “Babies and children typically present with hives (raised red bumps) on their bodies when they have an allergic reaction,” says Ronna Schneider, M.D., of Suburban Pediatrics. “They can also present eczema (skin inflammation that can present as itchiness and dry, red skin) or with other types of rashes.” There are plenty of different rashes and skin conditions your baby can display in his first few months of life, though. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), some of the most common are milia (white bumps on the nose, chin or cheeks); baby acne (red or white bumps on the forehead or cheeks); cradle cap (crusty or scaly patches on Baby’s head); diaper rash; eczema; and roseola (a common viral infection that leaves a splotchy rash after the fever dissipates). Although some skin conditions are common, Schneider recommends that parents have their infants evaluated by their pediatricians if they develop a rash. “Rashes can be a sign of a virus, dry skin, an allergic reaction, a vascular abnormality, a bacterial infection, a contact reaction, and many more potential illnesses,” 12

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she says. In other words, best not to take any chances with your little one. WHAT ABOUT FOOD ALLERGY? If you’ve ruled out soaps and diaper creams as a cause for your baby’s rash, food might be another culprit. Some of the most common foods that cause allergies are eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, and cow’s milk. It’s not common for babies to have true lactose intolerance, according to Schneider. However, they can have what is called a milk protein allergy, according to the AAP. In a milk protein allergy, the immune system reacts to proteins in milk, while lactose intolerance means the digestive system has trouble processing milk. Typical symptoms of a milk protein allergy include rashes, upset tummy, vomiting and diarrhea. More serious symptoms can include wheezing, swelling and trouble breathing. Whether lactose intolerant or allergic to milk protein, treatment mostly means a milk-free diet for Baby and for moms who are breastfeeding. Says Schneider, “If babies have an intolerance to a milk-based formula, it is preferable for them to try a soy-based formula or a formula that does not contain lactose. If babies are breastfeeding, the mother may need to avoid dairy in her diet in order to prevent symptoms in a baby.” So just a few changes to your diet, and your little one should be on the mend. But if symptoms continue, report them to your doctor.

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Additional lighting and flagpoles, along with new outdoor patio seating with weekend food service and a gas fire pit will make for a great visit. Lift tickets range from $39 - $52, with additional options available; rental equipment priced separately. Lessons for kids are also available for $10 - $45.


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 Home to the Northern Kentucky Skating Club (NKSC) and Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association (NKYHA), the ice center offers plenty of public skating sessions, just call for times ($6 admission, $2 skate rental, discounts for ages 10 and younger and ten session passes are also available). The studio rink offers time for beginning skaters and stick times for hockey players, as well as lessons for kids and adults and hockey for youth and adult teams. QUEEN CITY FIGURE SKATING CLUB AT NORTHLAND ICE CENTER
 10400 Reading Road, Evendale
 513-563-0008 • queencityfsc.com learntoskate@queencityfsc.com Group lessons for all skill levels and ages provided in a fun environment from a highly trained coaching staff in the Learn to Skate program, or join the Figure Skating Club for competitive opportunities.

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SPORTS PLUS OHIO 10765 Reading Road 513-769-1010 • sportsplusohio.com Head to the website for a daily listing of public skate and stick times. Sports Plus is also home to Figure Skating Club of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Skating School, as well as ice hockey practice and tournaments. Sports Plus is also home to plenty of other fun activities like basketball, volleyball, futsal and Zip City.

sledding GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org/ recreation/winter-sports Sledding is permitted in the parks listed below. Call ahead to check on conditions before visiting. A motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10) is required to enter: EMBSHOFF WOODS
 4050 Paul Road, Delhi Township
 The disc golf course becomes a fun sledding hill in the winter. SHARON WOODS
 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville
 There is a popular sledding hill located near Sharon Centre. WINTON WOODS
 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township
 This park has a designated sledding location at Elm Ridge Overlook Shelter, which also has a nice view of Winton Lake. DEVOU PARK
 Covington, KY 859-292-2151 • covingtonky.com
 The band shell area offers ample hills for sledding, but sled at your own risk as hills are steep. HARBIN PARK 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield 513-867-5348 • fairfield-city.org A very long hill with decent grades, a definite can’t-miss spot for sledding enthusiasts. VOICE OF AMERICA PARK
 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester
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 This park boasts a 65-foot hill that’s open for sledding until dark, and when snowfall amounts permit. Contact the park office before visiting. A motor vehicle permit (visit site for rates) is required to enter the park.

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hiking CINCINNATI PARKS 513-352-4080 • cincinnatiparks.com Find hiking trails at the following locations: ALMS PARK 710 Tusculum Ave. Offers a hiking trail, an overlook and a playground. AULT PARK 3600 Observatory Ave. Nature trails and children’s play areas make this park a standout. AVON WOODS 4235 Paddock Road This nature preserve offers moderate hiking trails. BURNET WOODS 3251 Brookline Ave. Home to the Trailside Nature Center and Wolff Planetarium as well as hiking trails, playground and a disc golf course. CALDWELL NATURE PRESERVE
 430 West North Bend Road
 More than three miles of nature trails, including a paved path. CALIFORNIA WOODS
 5400 Kellogg Ave.
 This nature preserve contains miles of hiking trails, and is adjacent to the Magrish Preserve, a designated Important Birding Area. FRENCH PARK 3012 Section Road Miles of hiking trails, creeks, meadows and wooded hillsides to explore. LABOITEAUX WOODS
 5400 Lanius Lane
 More than two miles of hiking trails cross this nature preserve full of geological history. MT. AIRY FOREST AND ARBORETUM
 5083 Colerain Ave.
 Cincinnati’s largest park offers miles of trails, as well as an arboretum. MT. ECHO 202 Crestline Drive Steep hillsides, hiking trails and playgrounds, plus the 1928 Mt. Echo Pavilion. OTTO ARMLEDER 5057 Wooster Road Offering hiking trails, a bike path, playground and meadows, as well as a large dog park. RAPID RUN 4450 Rapid Run Road Paved walkways or rolling hills make this an ideal spot for walkers and hikers of all abilities.

GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org/recreation/ winter-sports A valid Hamilton County Parks District motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter all parks: FARBACH-WERNER NATURE PRESERVE
 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township
 The Pin Oak Trail offers a short, paved nature trail that passes a prairie, a forest and a pond. FERNBANK PARK
 50 Thornton Ave., Cincinnati
 This park offers a one-mile paved trail. GLENWOOD GARDENS
 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn
 A winter walk in this park will show you wetlands prairies and meadows. MIAMI WHITEWATER FOREST
 9001 Mount Hope Road
 The Shaker Trace Trail has an inner loop with Parcours fitness stations and an extended outer loop. MITCHELL MEMORIAL FOREST
 5401 Zion Road, Miami Township
 Take a hike along the challenging mountain bike trail for a solid winter workout. SHARON WOODS
 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville
 Sharon Woods offers a scenic, 2.5-mile, paved course around Sharon Woods Lake, a .7-mile gorge trail that runs past waterfalls and a one-mile Parcours Fitness Trail with 18 exercise stations. SHAWNEE LOOKOUT
 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Miami Township
 This park offers three moderate nature trails, including Blue Jacket (1.3 miles), Little Turtle (2 miles) and Miami Fort (1.4 miles). TRIPLE CREEK 2700 Buell Road, Colerain Township Offers a paved trail for an easy winter walk. WINTON WOODS
 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township
 Winton Woods offers two challenging nature trails, a 2.6-mile multi-purpose trail, and a horse trail, or stop by Parky’s Farm to visit the animals. WITHROW NATURE PRESERVE
 7075 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township
 The Trout Lily trail is a 2-mile nature trail with a view over the Ohio River. WOODLAND MOUND
 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township
 Woodland Mound offers two moderate nature trails, as well as the Seasongood Nature Center, which includes interactive displays, two outdoor observation decks, and a classroom for Naturalist programs.

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BOONE COUNTY PARKS 859-334-2283 • boonecountyky.org Find hiking trails at the following parks: CENTRAL PARK & ARBORETUM 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union
 Home to the Boone County Arboretum and a children’s garden, this park offers paved walking and hiking trails, as well as the Born Learning Trail, an interactive trail to help parents find learning moments at the park with their little ones. DINSMORE WOODS 5700 Burlington Pike, Burlington Dinsmore Woods is 107 acres of old growth forest near the historic Dinsmore Homestead with moderate to difficult hiking trails. ENGLAND/IDLEWILD PARK
 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington
 This park offers hiking trails along with a dog park for the four-legged members of your family and a bike park with two pump tracks, a dual slalom course, and three jump lines. FLORENCE NATURE PARK 7200 Nature Park Dr., Florence This small park features a short paved path and a gazebo, perfect for a quiet winter stroll. GILES CONRAD PARK
 7500 River Road, Hebron
 A 1.3-mile paved and level trail connects riverbank overlooks to large green spaces. This park also offers fitness stations and a playground. GUNPOWDER CREEK NATURE PARK
 6750 Sperti Lane, Burlington
 Unpaved walking trails measure 1.25 miles long that travels an elevation of 620 to 830 feet. MIDDLE CREEK PARK
 5700 Burlington Pike, Burlington Middle Creek offers more than eight miles of unpaved walking and hiking trails that range from moderate to difficult. Trails are also open to horseback riding. WALLER-STEPHENSON MILL PARK 2744 Verona Mudlick Road, Verona Enjoy 2.37 miles of unpaved trails running through old forest growth at the back of this property that is a joint project between Boone County Parks and Walton-Verona Schools. WALTON COMMUNITY PARK 35 Old Stephenson-Mill Road, Walton This 30-acre park features a short, gentle paved walking trail and two large playgrounds.

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KENTON COUNTY PARKS 859-525-7529 • kentoncounty.org Find hiking trails at the following parks: LINCOLN RIDGE PARK
 420 Independence Station Road Independence
 Offering unpaved hiking trails with playgrounds nearby. DOE RUN LAKE
 1501 Bullock Pen Road, Covington
 Hike along the Doe Run Nature Trail and keep an eye out for animal dwellers. MIDDLETON-MILLS PARK
 3415 Mills Road, Covington
 Hiking trails and playgrounds make this park a great spot for winter hikers. PIONEER PARK
 3951 Madison Pike, Covington
 Pioneer Park offers paved walking and biking trails, along with the Kenton Paw Park for your furry friends. BUTLER COUNTY METROPARKS 513-867-5835 • yourmetroparks.net A valid motor vehicle permit ($5 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter all parks. Find hiking trails at the following parks: DUDLEY WOODS
 5591 Hankins Road, Liberty Township
 This park offers easy nature trails, making a winter hike with little ones a real treat.

VOICE OF AMERICA PARK
 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester
 A 2.5 paved scenic trail plus Wiggly Field Dog Park makes this park a perfect spot for all families. CLERMONT COUNTY 513-732-2977 • clermontparks.org Find hiking trails at the following parks: CROOKED RUN NATURE PRESERVE
 521 County Park Road, Chilo
 Crooked Run offers 77 acres, more than a mile of hiking trails, and three wildlife viewing blinds, making it an excellent option for bird watchers. KELLEY NATURE PRESERVE
 297 Center St., Loveland
 Featuring more than a mile of hiking trails along the scenic Little Miami River, perfect for both hiking and winter bird watching. SHOR PARK 4659 Tealtown Road, Milford Learn more about this park’s wetland restoration effort by taking a walk along the trails and reading the interpretive signs along the way. SYCAMORE PARK AND WILSON NATURE PRESERVE
 4082 State Route 132, Batavia
 More than four miles of hiking trails that traverse several large hills and offer great views of the East Fork of the Little Miami River. There’s also a short paved hiking trail and two playgrounds.

WILLIAMSBURG TO BATAVIA HIKE BIKE TRAIL Begins at the end of Broadway Road in Williamsburg When completed, the entire trail will cover 13 miles between the two villages. For now, the total trail length is six miles. WILSON NATURE PRESERVE 4082 State Route 132, Batavia Three miles of hiking trails offer some challenging opportunities for hiking enthusiasts. CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER ROWE WOODS
 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org
 CNC offers more than 16 miles of awardwinning trails over 1,600 acres that wind through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams and ponds. CNC is also home to educational programs for kids, including the Nature PlayScape and the Nature Preschool. When conditions are favorable in January, families are invited to play in the snow in the Nature PlayScape, whether they want to sled down the meadow hill or build a snowman. Check the Facebook page or call the front desk, or sign up to receive e-mail updates at natureplayscape@ cincynature.org. Rowe Woods is open daily in January from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $9 adults, $4 ages 4 - 12, and $6 for seniors and active military.

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FOREST RUN WILDLIFE PRESERVE
 1810 New London Road, Hamilton
 Offering an observation deck amongst the nature trails which run through the woods and meadows and along the wetlands. GILMORE PONDS INTERPRETIVE PRESERVE
 7950 Gilmore Road, Hamilton
 This park is a good one for families interested in birding and spotting abundant wildlife. RENTSCHLER FOREST PRESERVE
 Miami-Erie Canal 5701 Reigart Road Hamilton
 Offers a scenic nature area, along with plenty of hiking trails and play areas. SEBALD PARK
 5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown
 Most of the park remains in a natural condition, but there are trails for winter hikes, as well as horse trails.

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AFTER-SCHOOL

SOLUTIONS By Sherry Hang

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The hours between school letting out and the evening be a tricky time for kids, especially if Mom or Dad are still at work. Find out what local schools, community centers, and libraries have to offer!

hen school lets out, nearly 14 million middle and high school students are on their own, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association. With several unsupervised hours at a tween’s or teen’s disposal, it’s easy to see why juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs or alcohol is at its highest between 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Fortunately, area schools, libraries and community centers have plenty to offer kids of all ages, from Kindergarten through high school, so chances are good you can find a program to keep your kids busy, engaged, and above all, safe. Photos above: After school, kids can visit the places like Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati (left) or TeenSpot (right) at the Main Library in Cincinnati.

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FIRST THINGS FIRST First, it helps to know how you want your child spend those hours after school. Working on homework? Playing a sport? Pursuing a favorite activity, like dance or computer coding? Knowing how you want their time spent will point you in the right direction. Local mom blogger Bonnie Jean Feldkamp says, “We always had one hard fast rule in our house: you’re not just allowed to do nothing. Sure, some days nothing is good and we all need times for a good movie, video game or just reading a good book or doing a jigsaw puzzle. But in my house growing up and also now in my house as a parent, we value volunteering.” She adds that her children have volunteered at their school, the library, and at a local nonprofit horse stable.

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WHAT YOUR SCHOOL CAN DO FOR YOU Most schools offer after-school activities, and that helps parents avoid the transportation issue. Kids participate in everything from sports to homework help. West Chester mom Tina signed up her son for Beta Club at Mother Teresa Elementary (mtces.org), where he attends Kindergarten. “He doesn’t need tutoring, but Mother Teresa had 50-plus eighth graders sign up to tutor, so I figure he can read and write with his tutor, and it’s a good opportunity to have an eighth grade buddy.” In addition to groups like the glee club, art club, and band, Mother Teresa brings in outside vendors like Webby Dance, Bricks for Kids, and the Better Babysitters Club. Programs are offered in short sessions,


growing up according to Kathy Gilkey, Mother Teresa’s Office Manager, giving students a chance to explore multiple activities. At The Summit Country Day School (summitcds.org), students (and parents) benefit from after-school programming that includes everything from chess, dance, and yoga. “I am the fun!” says Lisa Nicholson, Auxiliary Services Manager, who creates the after school and summer programs at Summit. Currently, programs for kids in Montessori through the first grade include activities like ballet, chess, Bricks for Kids, even a Chinese language class. Different programs are available on different days each week, and last from 3:15 - 4:05 in the afternoon. From there, children can head over to Extended Day where teachers and high school helpers are on the scene to lead them through crafts and games. Middle grade students can take advantage of Homework Start, which is staffed with teachers who help children with homework projects. “We’ve really learned how many families are dual income,” says Nicholson, adding that it explains the growth in the after school programs’ popularity. Looking to the future, Nicholson hopes to bring in outside companies for more programs for older students who may feel too old for Extended Day, but get their homework done quickly enough that they have free time. Some schools create partnerships to keep kids busy. The College Conservatory of Music at UC (ccm.uc.edu.prep/programs.html) has teamed up with City Gospel Mission’s Whiz Kids and select schools for an afterschool program that matches grades K - 6 with college students studying music, theater and dance. Student Leaders take children through weekly activities that culminate in an “Informance” where kids show off what they learned. Cincinnati Public Schools hosts Community Learning Centers within the district’s school buildings — according to their website, the CLCs provide after school programs, but also counseling, programs for parents, and career and college services (cpsk12.org/community/clc).

OUTSIDE SCHOOL Community centers are another valuable tool for families looking for after school solutions. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati (bgcgc.org) currently serves over 5,000 kids in 12 clubs across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Clubs are designed to provide safe spaces for ages 5 - 18. Kids can get help with homework while developing life skills and spending time with positive role models. Plus, kids enjoy a hot meal, all for free. Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. Kids enjoy free time and a snack before diving into a planned program that includes a choice of Graduate (focusing on academic success), Fit For Life, and Ready to Serve (focusing on community service and volunteering). Other options include the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati (cincinnatiymca.org), the Mayerson JCC (mayersonjcc.org), and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation).

ON LIBRARIES AND TEENS Aside from providing materials suited for the YA audience, many libraries have created special areas for tweens and teens to feel welcome. “There are few places to go that are free, that have stuff to do, and you can hang out for an unlimited amount of time,” says Lisa Soper, Youth Services and Programming Coordinator for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (cincinnatilibrary.org). With many branches living near schools, libraries see a lot of kids come through their doors, making them an ideal spot for programming and socializing. But how to make them inviting for teens? Gathering input from teens is what helped to make the Main Library’s TeenSpot a welcoming space, according to manager Jennifer Korn. She explained that in the mid2000s, libraries that had previously lumped teens in with children began to recognize that teens have unique needs and wants. As a result of that movement, the TeenSpot was designed with input from a young advisory board — one that continues to provide input on programming and services.

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After school programs at the TeenSpot include everything from Wii games, to lowtech arts and crafts activities, and STEM and Maker-inspired happenings. A Homework Help Center is open daily with tutors for middle school students and online tutoring access for high schoolers. It’s a popular spot, according to Korn, who estimates that 40 – 50 kids stop by each day during the school year. In Northern Kentucky, the Campbell County Public Library (cc-pl.org) has a selection of monthly programs designed by a teen librarian. They range from YA book clubs to art clubs and game nights, as well as a Teen Advisory Board. Monthly programs at the Boone County Public Library (bcpl.org) range from Anime and Manga clubs, Teen Writer Tuesdays, and Read It First, which allows teens to read books before they are published. Teens can join volunteer programs like Read With a Teen, which trains them to work with younger kids. Says Pamela Jayne, Youth Services Librarian, “By being available to the teens, we hope to engage in open communication to determine what programs and services Boone County Public Library can provide, and empower the teens to give us honest feedback.” Libraries aren’t just a place to keep teens occupied. Says Erin DeSantis, Young Adult Librarian at Kenton County Public Library (kentonlibrary.org), “Preparing teens for the workforce is a major concern, and our VolunTeen Program has allowed multiple teens to acquire job skills early to prepare for their future. The Covington branch partners with the Housing Authority of Covington each summer for the Teen Summer Work Program by employing a teen to assist in many departments.” She adds that the Erlanger and Durr branches provide teens opportunities to volunteer in the Children’s Department — a great way to put those after-school hours to good use for both big kids and little ones. Sherry Hang is editor for this publication.

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TIME FOR SCHOOL,

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MOM! New year, new you? Even if you have kids you can go back to school and earn a degree. Local colleges and universities have support in place to help you achieve your goals. By Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

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hawna McCowan always wanted to work with Veterans but she wasn’t sure how. McCowan admitted that after high school, “It took me a while to get it together, and I wanted to help. I wanted to be part of the solution.” She went back to school when her first son was 5, working full time. With a few stops and starts, it would take McCowan almost 10 years to complete her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Going back to school after having kids can feel near impossible to manage.

And, “Life happens,” says Debbie Poweleit, associate director of Northern Kentucky University’s Distance and Online Learning programs. McCowan graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2010. McCowan, higher education administrators and other moms offer tips to help you pursue a degree while raising kids.

START WITH A PLAN

“It’s helpful to build a plan from day one,” says Poweleit. A plan can be designed according to your schedule and preferences.

This was true for Keri Pinger, who got her associate degree from the University of Cincinnati right out of high school but didn’t finish her bachelor’s. She got a job at Proctor & Gamble and got married. Life happened. By 2007, she had four kids under age 5. Pinger wasn’t working at the time and figured, “Why not finish my degree?” “Adults have many obstacles to their success in class, and all have very busy lives,” says Carol Gittinger, adult workforce development director at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Ca-

reer Development. “They need to have a plan that is clearly thought out ahead of time, not when the emergency arises and they are stressed.” Pinger says she “had no time, nor desire, to actually go to campus to take classes.” These are the kind of preferences an adult learner needs to think through and an advisor can help. Poweleit says when you create a plan with the help of an advisor, then you’ll know where the plan can be tweaked if and when things change. The right program will help you build around your life. (please turn the page)

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MOM!

Now Pinger is back at UC pursuing her master’s of health administration to meet the credential requirement for promotion at her job.

FIND YOUR SUPPORT

Teresa Wilkins, media and public relations manager, and Brooke Bolton, associate director of professional studies and continuing education at Union Institute and Technology, says that it’s helpful to write down why obtaining this degree is important to you and your family. Share this decision with those who will support your efforts and ask them to support your decision as well. Their support will get you through to the end. Amanda Woodin obtained her master’s in public administration from DeVry University after she became a mom. “Spouse support was helpful for me,” says Woodin. “My husband, Mark, held me accountable and provided me a lot of encouragement.” It was her second attempt at her master’s, her first being prior to getting married. “Mark was a huge part of my success.” As a single mom, McCowan received support from her mom while she worked on her bachelor’s. She traveled to campus to take evening classes, going to school part time. While working on her master’s degree, McCowan had her second son, born with special needs. McCowan worked full time as a case worker, traveled to campus two nights a week, and still had to fulfill the 15-20 hour internship required to graduate. McCowan knew she needed skilled help for her son. She turned to respite care, and in 2014, she graduated from NKU with her master’s degree in social work and a 4.0 GPA. Wilkins and Bolton agree that

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you have to firmly believe in your decision to complete your degree. Woodin and McCowan did. No matter what your circumstances, seek support and talk it through with your advisors. They are there to help you find a way.

COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PROFESSORS

Poweleit stresses that NKU’s online and distance learning carries the same accreditation requirements as a traditional student. The classes are taught at an accelerated rate, making communication with your professors vital when “life happens.” Poweleit says, “If something comes up (your child is in a play or you have to travel for work) as long as you let them know in advance, most faculty will understand that.” If you communicate your circumstances, then your professor can help. Poweleit recalls a time when a student had health issues and was placed on bed rest for nearly four weeks. Her professor was willing to work with her. She attended class via Skype. Wilkins and Bolton say to communicate often. They say to “send e-mail updates, schedule times to conference and get to know your faculty.” The better they understand where you’re coming from the more capable they are of helping.

MAKING THE TIME

Adult students have to work when they can, and that’s not always when they feel like it. Woodin says making progress every day was important for her. She worked 30 minutes into her lunch break and aimed for an hour or so at night. She says, “I made sure I did something for school work, had time for my other responsibilities, plus spent quality time with my family. That was huge for me.” McCowan says, “It was hard. I thrived on four to five hours of

sleep and put in a lot of long hours — almost all-nighters.” Pinger also says, “I did my work whenever I could. Late at night, nap time, or when my husband got home.” Making the time when other responsibilities mount can seem like too much at times. Pinger has returned to UC to get her masters of health administration. “My kids are much older than they were the first time around,” she says. “Now, I just tell them I have homework and they’re pretty self-sufficient.”

ASK FOR HELP

Take time to get familiar with the resources schools offer. Betsy Price, retired director for The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas, Brownsville says, “Know the difference between an admissions and academic counselor.” The admissions counselor’s job is to get you registered. The academic counselors are there to assist you with your academic success. Price says, “The best help are your professors. Go and introduce yourself. They have the ability to truly tailor your studies to fit your career goals.” Soni Hill, interim vice-president of enrollment & student development at Cincinnati State says people are never too old and it’s never too late to get an education. “There should be no worries about fitting in. All students bring diverse backgrounds that contribute to the college’s culture regardless of age,” she says. No matter what your circumstances are, a college degree is there for you if you want one ... and your whole life will change when you have one. Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a freelance writer.

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2017 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities ARTS The Academy of Music and Dance, West Chester 8374 Princeton-Glendale Road, West Chester 513-829-2345 wcaomd.com

We offer many summer camps as well as year-round private lessons in piano, most musical instruments, and voice, as well as group dance and music programs with Spring recitals. Music Pups, Young Musicians, Angelina Ballerina, and Mommy and Me classes are popular and fun for preschoolers. Call to schedule a rick-free introductory lesson.

Arts Connect 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati theartsconnect.us/camps

513-522-1410

Your kids are empowered to make a difference through their art with a summer packed full of imaginative, creative and fulfilling art projects.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati thechildrenstheatre.com • info@thechildrenstheatre.com

513-569-8080

New facility offering additional classes in drama, vocal music, and dance-specific studios for the ever-growing performing arts classes offered by TCTC. A small 150-seat performance space will also be a key component, along with a costume shop and expanded rehearsal space for both MainStage productions as well as ArtReach touring shows.

Cincinnati Art Museum - Summer Camp cincinnatiartmuseum.org/summercamp • summercamp@cincyart.org

513-639-2334

The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for fun and creativity in the summer. Jump into art with eight weeks of exciting art projects, gallery games, and more! Explore a different theme each week with activities taught by skilled educators and museum staff. Designed for children ages 6 - 12. Jun. 12 - Aug. 11.

Cincinnati School of Music 9361 Montgomery Road, Montgomery 6682 Tri Way Drive, Mason cincinnatischoolofmusic.com

513-560-9175

Trust by over 1,000 families, CSM provides lessons to kids, teens, and adults on piano, voice, guitar, drums, ukulele, violin, and more. New students can enroll at any time. Now with two locations.

The Mad Potter Madeira 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira madpottercincinnati.com

513-561-1888

Pottery painting, parties, and special events. Choose a piece, paint it, and pick it up in a week. Special events include Kidz Nite and Ladies Nite. Summer camp schedule coming soon!

MadCap Puppets Camp 3316 Glenmore Ave., Cincinnati madcappuppets.com • m.hatch@madcappuppets.com

513-921-5965

Mary Helen Fashion Sewing Camp 1981 Madison Road, Cincinnati maryhelenstudio.com

513-802-5020

Mason Dance Center 600-B Reading Road, Mason masondance.com

513-398-0353

Premier Studio for Dance 679 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland premiertumbling.com

513-677-1240

Shannon’s All About Dance 8419 U.S. 42, Florence, KY saadance.org

859-331-4122

Songs For Seeds Cincinnati Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati

513-510-0439

Are you looking for a fun and creative camp for your 4 - 8-year-old this summer? Well… Madcamp is the answer! During the puppet camp week your child will: explore different types of puppetry, storytelling and writing plays, and learn about multi-cultural puppetry. But best of all, they will get to build their own puppet masterpiece! Hurry, space is limited! Some scholarships available for those who qualify.

Embark on a week-long adventure exploring fashion sewing or creative small business at Mary Helen Studio Summer Camps! For ages 7 - 15. More information and registration on our website

Mason Dance Center provides an opportunity for anyone ages 3 - adult to discover the joys of dance. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pre-professional ballet, pre-dance combos, adult classes. Summer camps forming soon – sign up now!

From tap to ballet to hip-hop, you’ll find it all at Premier Tumbling & Dance! Check out our classes today to learn more.

Committed to the fine arts which emphasizes educating the child as a whole. A professional level studio is qualified to accentuate and strengthen your child’s learning through updates of the latest dance techniques and methods with creative strategies. Open to ages 2.5 - adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and a competition team. Sign ups open during the entire season.

This weekly, 45 minute, interactive class encourages children, newborn - 6 yrs. to sing, dance, and play along with a live, threepiece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards, and instruments from around the world. By mixing our original kids rock ‘n’ roll with popular tunes, the band is sure to please little ones and their adults. It is the most fun you and your child will have all week!

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The Silver Diva 7594 Voice of America Drive, West Chester thesilverdiva.com

513-873-4561

Stamping jewelry is a great after school activity or you can bring your children in for our Wednesday evening classes from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to hand stamp bracelets, keychains, necklaces, dog tags and so much more! No experience required. Fun for ages 6 and up. Instruction is always free. Make jewelry and accessories from this store or our sister store Stampin Off The Path.

Star Glazers starglazers.com 513-474-6364

Paint pottery at your location. Pottery experts will bring all the supplies and offer booklets and ideas for your masterpiece. Pricing includes the cost of supplies, glazing and firing. No mess!

Tippi Toes Multiple Cincinnati Locations tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati

Tippi Toes Dance Company cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive, and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression, and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’qs self-esteem. Open enrollment throughout the year – it’s never too late to join!

EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT Bethany School 555 Albion Ave., Glendale bethanyschool.org

513-771-7462

Offering a one-of-a-kind educational experience for grades K - 8 including a dedicated faculty, a rigourous curriculum, and a strong sense of “family” and community. Dedicated to the development of the “whole child” and fostering the spirit, the mind, and the “heart” of our students. Offering a wide array of academic enrichment, fine arts, and athletic opportunities. With our small class sizes, our teachers get to know each student well and help each one reach his or her fullest potential. Open House Jan. 29.

The Campus at Kids First 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati thecampuskf.com

513-629-5437

Private, full-day Kindergarten! Located inside the nationally acclaimed Kids First Sports Center, we offer the premier early learning experience for children ages 6 wks. - Kindergarten. As the only early learning center in the area to make physical education a priority, we give your child an academic edge by integrating a physical education curriculum into every child’s daily schedule. Campus Kids receive the most well-rounded physical and academic education, but your child’s long-term happiness and emotional well-being always comes first at The Campus.

Chai Tots Early Childhood Center 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason chaitots.com

513-234-0600

Chai Tots provides a blend of Jewish and Montessori education offering strong academics stressing life skills, interpersonal relationship skills and nurturing a love for life-long learning. We customize a curriculum for each student. Now offering a cutting edge technology enhanced program, web cams, yoga, music, Hebrew, French, art, tae kwon do, after-school enrichment and a “drop off” childcare service. Separate Discovery Hebrew School. Limited space. Now enrolling.

Cincinnati Public Schools cps-k12.org 513-363-0000

Cincinnati Public Schools rank among the top two percent of Ohio districts for students’ learning growth and offers families highquality school choices and academic programs. The district’s innovative approach to education, it’s investment to effective and caring teaches and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decadesensuring that students in pre-school to grade 12 thrive and graduate prepared for the 21st century.

Kiddie Academy of Mason 6202 Snider Road, Mason 8178 Highland Point, West Chester kiddieacademy.com/mason

513-234-0699 513-847-1145

Welcome to Camp Adventure, designed for children 2 - 12. Each weekly theme will offer a unique exploration, with arts and crafts, food, games, and more. Camp Adventure participants will enjoy many hands-on, self-directed activities. Camp Atlantis will give your child the opportunity to spend the summer exploring their connection to the world around them during field trips and weekly activities such as Foamtastic, Cool Critters, and Charlie Cadabra.

Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati mayersonjcc.org

513-722-7221

Our children and family classes offer exciting and interactive programs that give your entire family unique and playful learning experiences. From music and cooking to travels and fitness, every theme is sure to be an exciting new adventure!

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School 7197 Mother Teresa Lane, Middletown mtces.org

513-779-6565

St. Gertrude 6543 Miami Ave., Madeira stgertrudesch.org

513-561-8020

With an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual growth, and a commitment to community service, Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School helps K - 8 students build a solid foundation for life. Join us at our Open House, Jan. 29, from 2 - 5 p.m.

St. Gertrude School, in Madeira, is a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Since its founding in 1934, the school has been led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and offers academic excellence in the Dominican tradition: preaching truth, practicing virtue, and loving one another in Christ. Open House Jan. 29, 1 - 3 p.m.

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St. Peter in Chains School 451 Ridgelawn Ave., Hamilton stperteinchains.org

513-863-0685

Scared Heart of Jesus 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield shjs.org

513-858-4215

Welcoming students from across the region. Our students receive superior educational preparation for high school and beyond through a curriculum that prioritizes the development of a strong mind and a strong character. Join us at our Open House, Sun. Jan. 22, 1 - 3 p.m.

Rooted in the gospel, the mission of Sacred Heart of Jesus School is to empower students to acquire knowledge and follow Christ in order to enrich their lives and the lives of others. Join us at our Open House, Sun. Jan. 29, from 1 - 4 p.m.

The Seven Hills School Hillsdale Campus: 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati Doherty Campus: 2726 Johnstone Place, Cincinnati 7hills.org

513-728-2400

An award-winning, non-sectarian and coeducational school serving students 18 mos. - grade 12 at two campuses. Educating the whole child with a college prep, 21st century curriculum. Seven Hills School not only focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, but goes far beyond – teaching inquiry, discovery, and methods to apply these skills.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati myy.org

513-362-YMCA (9622)

At the Y, we ensure that children and teens reach their full potential by helping them grow physically, mentally, and socially. Leadership and academic enrichment programs include school age care (over 85 sites), preschool (two Autism centers), kindergarten, infant/toddler care, teen college and career readiness program, youth and government program, and day and overnight camps.

FITNESS, SPORTS Big Shots Sports Training 885 State Route 28 (inside Recreations Outlet), Milford bigshotstraining.com • hello@bigshotstraining.com

513-BIG-SHOT (244-7468)

Big Shots is a sports training facility that is unlike anything else in the Cincinnati area. We specialize in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and lacrosse training. What makes Big Shots unique is that we offer batting cage style courts and fields for athletes looking to develop and improve their skills in order to compete at the next level.

Hubbard Family Swim School 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati hubbardswim.com

513-530-0123

Hubbard Family Swim School’s international reputation for excellence is a result of our passion for teaching and our learn-to-swim techniques. We are committed to provide swim lessons that build comfort and confidence in a child centered environment while making them safer around water. Join us for weekly classes.

NATURE Cincinnati Nature Center 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford cincynature.org • registrar@cincynature.org

513-831-1711

Cincy Nature Camps at Cincinnati Nature Center are a fun way for kids, ages 3 - 13, to use their creativity and imaginations in a safe, friendly environment. These week-long day camps are held in Milford and Goshen, June through August. Register on our website.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Camp Invention campinvention.org 800-968-4332

Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! This summer’s all-new curriculum allows children in grades K - 6 to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that will launch your child’s imagination. Discounts available, register today!

Classroom Antics Tech Camps Multiple Locations classroomantics.com/cincinnati-ohio

800-595-3776

Kids age 7 - 14 get to LEARN what they LOVE by creating video games, producing stop-motion animation movies, coding computer programs, modding in Minecraft, or engineering LEGO robots in a Classroom Antics Tech Camp. These affordable week-long camps are being held in Anderson, Blue Ash, Cheviot-Bridgetown, Fairfield, Florence, Liberty Twp-West Chester, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Newtown-Mariemont, Springboro, and Wyoming. Join us this summer. Space is limited so register early!

iSPACE ispacescience.org/programs/summer-day-camps/ 513-612-5786

iSPACE ignites imaginations and transforms campers into robotics engineers and rocket scientists! In our engaging, hands-on summer day camps, we spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). All camps meet on the Scarlet Oaks Campus in Sharonville.

Junior Tech Academy juniortechacademy.com • info@juniortechacademy.com

513-284-7240

Exciting year-round technology skill-building program for kids grades 1 - 8. Following a short introductory course, children rotate through programming, electronics, robotics, engineering, and animation projects during weekly after-school classes. Homeschooling options available. Check our website for more details and locations.

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp Wildbrook, LTD 9664 Daly Road, Cincinnati campwildbrook.com

513-931-2196

Our 66th season! ACA accredited, co-ed day camp for grades K – 6. Active, outdoor six-week program, led by adult staff, includes archery, arts and crafts, basketball, daily American Red Cross group swim lessons, drama and singing, gaga, kickball, nature and camping, soccer, softball, special events, field trips and more!

Cincinnati Circus Company cincinnaticircus.com • cincinnaticircus@yahoo.com

513-921-5454

If the little ones are making life feel like a circus, send them our way! Your kids will work closely with professional performers to learn how to juggle, make balloon animals, walk on a tight rope, swing on a trapeze, and so much more. This camp is a great way to build confidence, learn teamwork skills, stay physically fit, make new friends, and have a blast all at the same time. We welcome all kids ages 5 - 16 and no prior skills are necessary.

Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati cincymuseum.org

513-287-7000

Kids First Sports Center –Camp-A-Palooza 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati kidsfirstsports.com • msmith@kidsfirstsports.com

513-489-7575

My Nose Turns Red Circus Camps Multiple Locations in the Greater Cincinnati Area mynoseturnsred.org • rednose@fuse.net

859-581-7100

Explore science, technology, history, and the arts through creative, hands-on activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps! Go beyond the classroom with visits from curators, community groups, and experts in a variety of fields. Camps are available at Union Terminal and in a neighborhood near you in our offsite camps. Whether there is a day or a week off from school, there’s a camp for that!

Campers at Kids First get the very best! A backyard with mini-golf, a climbing wall, and playground as well as 108,000 sq. ft. of everything kids love: basketball, karate, gymnastics, dance, cheer, swimming, volleyball, you name it! Field trips every week outside Kids First and in-house entertainment brought in throughout the week. Leaders in Training course for teens ages 13 - 15 covering topics like leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Teens can look forward to excursions, service opportunities, and more.

Let your child run away and join the circus ... without leaving home. Circus camps held in multiple locations throughout the area – now in our 18th year! My Nose Turns Red Circus Camps are fun, unique, and challenging. MNTR is the area’s only non-profit youth circus. Skills taught include: stilt walking, juggling, rolling globe, physical comedy, unicycle, aerial silks, and more (see schedule on our website). Camps for ages 4 - 7 and 7 - 16.

music classes for children newborn to 6 the most fun you’ll have with your kids all week! 3-piece band available for birthday parties

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Music, Dance, Gymnastics in one location.

The Place You Begin:

• Music Pups – Music for ages birth to 4 with a caregiver • Leap and Learn – Dance for ages 2 & up • Tumble Bears – Gymnastics for ages 2 & up

$20 discount on each additional group class taken!

The Place You Stay: • Private Music Lessons for all ages • Dance Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, Irish, and competitive • Gymnastics • Aerial Silks • Tumbling

513.829.2345 • WestChesterAcademy.com 8107 Market Place Drive • West Chester, OH 45069

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Kiddie Academy® of Mason 6202 Snider Road Mason, OH 45040 513-234-0699 kiddieacademy.com/mason

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DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID Jan. 17 - 29

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eet Ariel, a little mermaid tired of swimming in the ocean and longing to part of the fascinating world on dry land. She’ll get her wish, but at what cost? Based on the Disney animated film, bring the kids for an evening of music and fun with Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, and Prince Eric. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; Jan. 17 - 29; tickets start at $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit cincinnatiarts.org.

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FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP

Visit a docent at an interactive cart in the galleries for hands-on activities designed for all ages. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 3 p.m. Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

INTRO TO ORIENTEERING

Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc., to learn this fun sport. There will be instruction for beginners, along with courses of various lengths and difficulty. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 3976 Hamilton Middletown Road, Hamilton; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $7 for OCIN members, $10 for nonmembers plus a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

SKETCHING SUNDAY

Slow down the first Sunday of the month and get a look at the CAM through a new perspective — sketching! Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 1 - 4 p.m.; a $5 refundable deposit is required to check out a supplies kit; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

JANUARY events requiring advance registration begin on page 44. FREE THE BOAR’S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL

One of the oldest continuing festivals of the Christmas season, this popular pageant is rooted in ancient times and gives audiences a glimpse into the past. Featuring soaring music, more than 150 cast members (and even more behind the scenes), the festival is an annual tradition of “tunes and times past and gone.” Tickets distributed beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 10. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th St.; 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; 513-621-2627 or boarsheadfestival.com.

mon 2 A WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND AT KROHN

The 2016 Holiday Show at the Krohn Conservatory has a new twist on holiday traditions! Unwrap your imaginations and explore poinsettias of a different color, including royal blue, lively orange and deep purple. Plus, check out the interactive train display, as well as a new “Photo Loco” feature for families — visitors can step behind an oversized botanical train engine to pose for pictures (and kids will love to ring the bell!). Be sure to get a look at

the brand new Enchanted Forest and Whimsical Creatures exhibit and the Schmalz Family Display. The holiday show remains on display through Jan. 8, 2017. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

CHRISTMAS AT THE JUNCTION

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display. Take a journey to the North Pole to meet Mrs. Claus and Santa, check out the Main Street Holiday Trains and more. Christmas at the Junction is open through Jan. 3. Visit the website for info on extended hours. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court; please see website for prices; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

HOLIDAY TOY TRAINS

BCM’s beloved trains roll again with 250 feet of tracks and more than 30 guest-activated displays, plus a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more. Holiday Toy Trains are on display through Jan. 8 during museum hours. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; free with admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE STORYTIME AT JOSEPH BETH

Bring little ones up to age 6 for stories, songs and dancing. Storytimes meet every Mon, Wed and Fri in January. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

SUPER SPROUTS: SWIRLING SNOWFLAKES

Design a winter wonderland and use a variety of items to stamp sparkling snowflakes. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Jan. 2, 2 p.m. Jan. 5; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 3 ANTIQUE CHRISTMAS

spotlight: HATS OFF! Jan. 14 & 15

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adcap Puppets presents a creepy and hilarious tale of two entertainers who must keep a baby monster in high spirits in their production of Jumping Over the Moon. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15; free members, $8 nonmembers. Call 513-721-2787 or visit madcappuppets.com.

Bring the family to experience the wonder and joy of an Antique Christmas with beautiful ornaments, decorations and old-fashioned toys. The Taft is open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tue - Fri, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat and Sun. Exhibit remains on display through Jan. 8. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; $12 adults, $10 ages 6 - 18 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, free to all on Sundays; taftmuseum.org.

NATURE STORIES: SNOW

Parents and their little ones are invited for a short story and activity about this sign of the season. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m., 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

wed 4 FREE NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Join the Northside Farmers Market in welcoming community non-profit organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities and how to be more active in your community. Northside Farmers Market, 4222 Hamilton Ave.; 4 - 7 p.m. Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-614-3671 or northsidefm.org.

FREE REC READS

Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed stories, songs and sensory activities in a 30-minute program designed to get kids excited about art. Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

thu 5 CINCY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GATHERING

This gathering is led by a local certified lactation consultant and helps new moms with common issues and questions. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 19; donations are appreciated; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FREE LEGO SKYLINE

Help build an exciting new Lego Skyline display for London and Chicago, then enjoy being creative and collaborative with others by building with Lego Architecture Studio white bricks. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 7 p.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE MANABABIES

Bring your babes for a fun introduction to language through finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy times. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Join Miss Alicia for stories and fun! blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com. (“Things to Do” continues on page 34)

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daily listings SUPER SPROUTS: SWIRLING SNOWFLAKES Please see Jan. 2 for details.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: ART BUILDERS

Bring the kids ages 3 - 6 for handson art-making activities, including yoga to inspire creativity. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 6 DANCE PARTY

Dancing is a total body workout and super fun to do! Bring the kids for an awesome hour-long dance party in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 3 p.m. Jan. 6 and 20, 4 p.m. Jan. 8, 14, 22 and 28; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

SPANISH PLAY GROUP

Bring the kids for stories, songs and free play while using Spanish. Children and adults with any level of comfort in the language are welcome. Cincinnati

JANUARY events requiring advance registration begin on page 44. Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jan. 6 and 20; donations are appreciated; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies. com.

THE KOI CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS

Check out hundreds of the coolest custom cars, hotrods, motorcycles, trucks and more, as well as special events, activities for the kids and contests! Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.; 3 - 10 p.m. Jan. 6, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Jan. 7, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 8; $17 general, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; koiautoparts.com/ cavalcade/.

sat 7 AMSOIL ARENACROSS

It’s one of the most extreme racing environments in the world — watch as fearless athletes compete on man-made dirt battlegrounds in a high-speed, highflying racing competition. Don’t miss Amateur Day on Sunday, when tickets are just $12! U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St.; 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 12 p.m. Jan. 8; tickets start at $17, $12 for amateur day; usbankarena.com.

FREE CLIFFORD STORY TIME

Young readers are invited into the happy world of Clifford the Big Red Dog and his friends. Read favorite books, Clifford’s Good Deeds and Clifford the Big Red Dog, then enjoy activities and coloring. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES

Join a docent in the front lobby for a tour filled with fun facts and hands-on activities with “touchable” art objects. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAY: FAIRY TALES IN THE FOREST

Collect badges and see great art as you tour the CAM. Stops include an artmaking experience, campfire stories and a family-friendly musical performance. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE MUSIKGARTEN OPEN HOUSE

Get ready for a new year of musicmaking! Stop by for crafts, instruments, games, songs, snacks and more. Parents can explore the materials, play with their children, and enter a raffle and meet the instructors. Two free demo classes will give families a real feel — join a class geared for ages 0 - 4 at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Little Songbird Music Studio, 240 Main St., Florence; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 859-547-8765 or littlesongbirdmusic.com.

FREE RAYBOT STORY TIME

Join a very special story time and signing event with author Adam F. Watkins as he shares his book, Raybot, a tale of a lonely robot searching for a special animal only to discover that there are many wonderful (and different) animals on Earth. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10 - 11 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

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sun 8 FREE 2ND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOWTIME

ROKCincy, in partnership with Cincinnati Opera, brings their adaptation of Mozart’s beloved fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute, to audiences in grades K 6. This colorful, high-energy performance is 35 minutes long and includes a Q&A after the show. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 2 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

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DANCE PARTY

Please see Jan. 6 for details.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP Please see Jan. 1 for details.

THE KOI CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS Please see Jan. 6 for details.

mon 9 SALT & ICE

Create a cool, textured painting with materials inspired by the cold winter weather. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Jan. 9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 12; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 10 FREE END OF SHOW SALE

Stop by the Krohn for the end of the holiday show sale — Friends of the Krohn can enjoy early shopping hours. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m.; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Enjoy free planetarium shows this month, including the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, Monsters of the Cosmos, Secret Lives of Stars, and Shining Light on Stars. Haile Planetarium, Northern Kentucky University, 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport; 12 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 30; planetarium@nku.edu or planetarium.nku.edu.

FREE THE INVENTIVE PRINCESS OF FLORALEE

Join in the fun with this interactive fairy tale, presented by the Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Follow the Princess of Floralee on the adventure of a lifetime, searching for the kidnapped king kept in the clutches of a viciously vile and wrathfully wicked witch. Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 513-369-4472 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

wed 11 FREE ESSENTIAL OILS 101

Discover why essential oils have become a part of many people’s lifestyle. Learn about usage and safety and how they can support your body. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 7 p.m.; 513-7911089 or bluecocoonbaby.com. (“Things to Do” continues on page 37)


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JANUARY events requiring advance registration begin on page 44. FREE NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Please see Jan. 4 for details.

FREE REC READS

Please see Jan. 4 for details.

thu 12 FIRST FULL MOON CAMPFIRE

Flickering flames and frosty air are companions this evening as families watch the first full moonrise of the year while sharing stories and hot chocolate. Pine Meadow Picnic Area, Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Cleves; 6 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MANABABIES

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

SALT & ICE

Please see Jan. 9 for details.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SNOWY DAY ART

Let the snow be your inspiration today as you work on an art project with your little one, ages 3 - 6. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 13 FREAKY FRIDAY TEEN NIGHT

Teens can enjoy DJ tunes while snow tubing with friends! The Beach Mountain, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 4 - 8 p.m.; $13; 513-398-4356 or thebeachmountain.com.

sat 14 FREE A DINO STORY TIME

Perfect for every child who has ever yearned for a pet, How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? is a delightful book that peeks into the mischievous world of authors Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-7552258.

FREE BABYWEARERS PLAY GATHERING

Meet other babywearing moms, peruse the lending library, and learn about the benefits of carrying your baby in a carrier or wrap. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 12:15 - 2 p.m.; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FREE CLOTH DIAPERING 101

Learn the basics of cloth diapering, including cost, care, quantity and more. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m.; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby. com.

CLOTH DIAPERING 102

Cloth diapering families that want more info on advanced topics like wool, lanolizing, heavy wetting and potty training are invited. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 4 p.m.; $10 per family; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

COKE POLAR BEAR PARTY WITH SHIVERS

The Coca-Cola Polar Bear will party at the Beach Mountain and be available for photo ops and hugs all day long. In addition, he will race Shivers, the Beach’s penguin mascot on the tubing hill at 2 and 7 p.m. Guests will receive a free small 12-ounce Coke with each tubing purchase. The Beach Mountain, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 12 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15; visit website for ticket prices; 513-398-4356 or thebeachmountain.com.

See Martin’s Dream, starring local favorite Deondra Kamau Means, on Friday, Jan. 27 at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

DANCE PARTY

Please see Jan. 6 for details.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: CLASSICAL MUSIC EDITION

Works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms get more than a facelift courtesy of Elgar, Mahler and Schoenberg in this performance from the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, 1 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport; 7:30 9:45 p.m.; $19 - $35; 859-431-6216 or kyso.org.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES Please see Jan. 7 for details.

HATS OFF!

Please see “Spotlight” on page 32 for details.

FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

Hola! Learn simple Spanish vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

sun 15 COKE POLAR BEAR PARTY WITH SHIVERS Please see Jan. 14 for details.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP Please see Jan. 1 for details.

HATS OFF!

Please see “Spotlight” on page 32 for details.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY

Legends of the West abound at this Funday! Visit Picturing the West on its last day at the Taft to see this fantastic frontier as it was when America’s folk tales about the West were first told. Learn about the power of photography at the Art Cart, practice your own photographic skills and make a craft to take home. Be sure to stop by around 2 p.m. for folk tales and songs with Russ and Barb Childers. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-6844517 or taftmuseum.org.

WHITE ELEPHANT BINGO

Did you get a gift that just isn’t for you? “Regift” it and enjoy a fun afternoon as you take home a new surprise. Each player should bring a wrapped, whiteelephant gift with a value of no more than $5 for a fun game of Bingo, then stick around to enjoy the final day of the Holiday Toy Train exhibit. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 2 - 4 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

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Ages 5 - 12 can make up to two winter-themed crafts to take home. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 - 3 p.m.; $1 per craft, plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

mon 16 KEATS COLLAGE

Warm up inside and make a collage based on Ezra Jack Keats’ famous book, The Snowy Day. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Jan. 16, 2 p.m. Jan. 19; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

KIDS DAY AT THE PARK

Families can learn all about nature in winter with a hike, a craft and hot chocolate. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Groesbeck; 11 a.m., 1 p.m.; $6 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

MLK DAY

No school today! Bring your school ID and go snow tubing with friends for a $5 discount. The Beach Mountain, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 12 - 6 p.m.; visit website for ticket prices; 513398-4356 or thebeachmountain.com.

FREE STORY TIME WITH PJ LIBRARY

PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program for ages 8 and younger. Each month, families are sent free books and music and invited to hear stories about Jewish tales, holidays, life cycle events and more. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 - 11 a.m. Jan. 16 and 30; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

tue 17 FREE PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Please see Jan. 10 for details.

TOT TUESDAY: SNOW

There may or may not be snow on the ground, but there will be plenty of the white, lacy flakes inside. Enjoy a playful hour with your toddler listening to a snowy story and making a cold-weather craft. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org. (please turn the page)

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Shake out the sillies during this musical story time for ages 2 - 5. Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas; 11 a.m.; 859-5725033 or cc-pl.org.

FREE MOVERS & SHAKERS

Ages 6 and older experience a Shabbat dinner like never before. Join communities around the world as you celebrate with meaning and laughter through hilarious games and a performance. This Shabbat will rock! Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 6 - 8 p.m.; $7 per child, free for Hebrew School students; jewish-discovery. com/2922994.

FREE REC READS

SPANISH PLAY GROUP

Please see Jan. 4 for details.

Please see Jan. 6 for details.

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FREE SUMMERFAIR CINCINNATI EMERGING ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION

FREE NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET Please see Jan. 4 for details.

CINCY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GATHERING Please see Jan. 5 for details.

KEATS COLLAGE

Please see Jan. 16 for details.

FREE MANABABIES

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: MATCHING MASTERPIECES

Bring your kids ages 3 - 6 for artmaking fun and creative time together. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 20 DANCE PARTY

Please see Jan. 6 for details.

FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY

The prehistoric world comes to life in The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex! Students learn language arts and science in this thrilling show that features one-of-akind puppets and museum-quality fossils. Join a free family reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. performance! Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Ave., Hamilton; 7:30 p.m.; $11 members, $13 nonmembers; 513-863-8873 or fittoncenter.org.

FREE FRENCH STORY TIME

Bonjour! Learn simple French vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 11 - 11:30 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Each year, junior and senior art majors from local universities are nominated by their professors, juried by Summerfair Cincinnati (SFC) and are afforded the opportunity to exhibit their work among their peers. Exhibit remains on display through Feb. 4. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

sat 21 FREE BABYWEARING 101

Learn about different types of carriers, safety and get some one-on-one help. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 2 p.m.; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

BABYWEARING 102

Learn about safety and wrap materials when it comes to wrapping your baby. Bring your own wrap or borrow one. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3:30 p.m.; $10 per family; 513791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

BLOOMS ON THE BAYOU

Step into the south and celebrate spring on the bayou with the Krohn’s 2017 annual spring show. Inspired by the colorful culture of New Orleans, the spring show features both a fun and festive side as well as the eerie, yet enchanting, swamp southern bayou. Wander through bald cypress trees, blossoming bog lilies, and Spanish moss, then dance to some Dixieland jazz and enjoy hundreds of vibrant annuals. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue - Sun, Jan. 21 - March 12. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn. (“Things to Do” continues on page 40)

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MOM REPORT: Ice Skating at Fountain Square By Tina Pratt

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here are just some things as a parent that you will never forget. The smell, sounds, and feelings of certain events with your kids. I will never forget the look of awe on my son’s face three years ago when I took him to Fountain Square to go ice skating for the first time. He had just turned 4 and had never been ice skating. Sheer joy radiated off of his face as we rented our skates, laced up and stepped onto the ice. Of course his first ice skating experience resulted in a few slips by both of us, but we giggled through them. After going around and around and around, we devoured ice cream and drank hot chocolate while watching others skate around the rink. We also took in the buildings around the rink. He loved every second of it. As we were leaving he shared, “This is soooooo magical!” I will never forget it. Last year, same thing, magical date ice skating with my boy. This year, I am counting down the days until our annual mommy and me ice skating date to Fountain Square. I am excited to see the “magic” of ice skating at Fountain Square fill his face again. Cost is $6 admission and $4 skate rental. Check myfountainsquare.com for rink hours of operation.

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Private School Open Houses Get the scoop on local private schools during these upcoming open houses! ALL SAINTS SCHOOL 8939 Montgomery Road 513-792-4732 allsaints.cc/school-1 Jan. 22, 12 - 1:30 p.m. ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3545 Clifton Ave. 513-221-1230 • school. annunciationbvmparish.org Jan. 29, 12 p.m. BETHANY SCHOOL 555 Albion Ave. 513-771-7462 bethanyschool.org Jan. 29, 2 - 4 p.m. CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 11525 Snider Road 513-247-0900 • chca-oh.org Jan. 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. GREAT OAKS 3254 E. Kemper Road 513-771-8840 greatoaks.com Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. GUARDIAN ANGELS 6539 Beechmont Ave. 513-624-3141 gaschool.org Jan. 29, 1 - 3 p.m. THE KINDER GARDEN SCHOOL 5900 West Chester Road 513-874-3100 10969 Reed Hartman Hwy. 513-791-4300 kindergardenschool.com Thursdays in January

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KING OF KINGS PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN 3621 Socialville Foster Road, Mason 513-398-6089 • koklcms.org Jan. 12, 6 - 8 p.m. MOTHER TERESA CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 7197 Mother Teresa Lane Liberty Township 513-779-6585 • mtces.org Jan. 29, 2 - 5 p.m. SACRED HEART OF JESUS SCHOOL 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield 513-858-4210 sacredheart-fairfield.org Jan. 29, 1 - 4 p.m. ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA SCHOOL 4390 Bridgetown Road 513-574-4035 • stainals.org Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ST. ANTONINUS PARISH SCHOOL 5425 Julmar Drive 513-922-2500 saintantoninus.org/school Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. prospective students; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 12:30 p.m. current students ST. CECILIA SCHOOL 3105 Madison Road 513-533-6060 school.stceciliacincinnati.org Jan. 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ST. GABRIEL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL 18 W. Sharon Road 513-771-5220 stgabeschool.org Feb. 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ST. GERTRUDE SCHOOL 6543 Miami Ave. 513-561-8020 stgertrudesch.org Jan. 29, 1 - 3 p.m. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5375 Dry Ridge Road 513-385-7970 stjohnsdrschool.org Feb. 2, call for time ST. PETER IN CHAINS SCHOOL 451 Ridgelawn Ave., Hamilton 513-863-0685 stpeterinchains.org Jan. 22, 1 - 3 p.m. SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 2161 Grandin Road 513-871-4700, ext. 261 summitcds.org Montessori Information Session (ages 18 months - Kindergarten): Jan. 10, 8:30 a.m. Lower and Middle School Parent Preview Day (Grades 1 - 8): Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. RSVP required VILLA MADONNA ACADEMY 2500 Amsterdam Road Villa Hills 859-331-6333 villamadonna.org Jan. 19, 9 a.m.

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FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES Please see Jan. 7 for details.

FREE JUNGLE JIM’S NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Celebrate the New Year with Jungle Jim’s and Mercy Hospital Fairfield in this healthfest that’s all about nutrition, health screenings and more. Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 513-674-6055 or junglejims.com.

MADCAP PUPPET SHOW

Madcap Puppets presents Jumping Over the Moon: A Puppet Musical today. The creepy party guests (that’s you, the audience!) are ready to be entertained when Alex and Sigmund enter a mysterious old house to perform at a birthday party for a baby monster. They’ll need your help with some hilarious musical numbers to appease the mischievous child in all of us. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 11 a.m., 1 p.m.; $8; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE NANETTE’S BAGUETTE STORY TIME

Mo Willems new picture book follows its plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will she be beset with regret? Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

PEANUT BUTTER ‘N JAM SESSION

Ages 2 - 6 and their grown-ups are invited to explore a World of Music with the Linton Musicians and the flute, cello and harp. Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-381-6868 or lintonmusic.org.

sun 22 DANCE PARTY

Please see Jan. 6 for details.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP Please see Jan. 1 for details.

mon 23 LUCKY DRAGONS

Make a dancing dragon while learning about the Chinese New Year Celebration. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. Jan. 23 and 2 p.m. Jan. 26; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.


NOW PLAYING! GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, sets out to jump the line of succession by any — and we mean, ANY — means necessary. But between juggling his mistress, his fiancée, and the threat of jail, it may or may not all be worth it. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; Jan. 3 - 8; tickets start at $30; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

The second production of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill season features Toby Hulse’s adaptation of the classic book by Jules Verne. Join Phileas Fogg in the world’s most amazing race as he must travel the globe in just 80 days or forfeit a fortune. Just three actors portray 19 characters to create a fast-moving, imaginative comedy for ages 8 and older. Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati; visit site for schedule and prices; cincyplay.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! WE CAME TO DANCE

Enjoy every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing With the Stars, including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 8 p.m. Jan. 31; tickets start at $52; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.com.

On January 16, CET and ThinkTV will launch a new 24/7 PBS Kids channel on ThinkTV channel 14.3 and on the PBS Kids app and website!

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 31 for details.

DOUBT, A PARABLE

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Please see “Spotlight” on page 34 for details.

Cervilio Miguel Amador; photography Aaron M. Conway

In this drama best suited for older teens and adults, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of an inappropriate relationship with a male student. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; Jan. 19 - Feb. 12; please visit website for ticket prices; 513-2416550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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MEREDITH WILLSON’S THE MUSIC MAN

Seventy-six trombones march into The Carnegie as Professor Harold Hill takes on the stubborn citizens of River City, Iowa, while unexpectedly falling in love with the town’s buttoned-up librarian. With plenty of Americana and rousing tunes, it will be like the Fourth of July in the middle of winter! The Carnegie Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1028 Scott Blvd.; Jan. 21 - 30; see website for prices; 859-491-2030 or thecarnegie.com.

A magical adventure for all ages, in the name of love, passion and dance!

Larr y & Rhonda Sheakley

Lynn & Brian Good

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FREE HOMESCHOOL CLUB

Homeschool students in grades 2 - 5 learn all about Kentucky from the time of the explorers to the mid-1800s. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.; 859-962-4200 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Please see Jan. 10 for details.

wed 25 FREE DUKE ENERGY MAKERSPACE: MOVING PHOTO

Photographer Roe Etheridge walks a line between personal, commercial and fine art photography. Explore the line between photography and film as you turn your smart phone into a projector and make your pictures come to life with holograms, a zoetrope, and stop motion movies. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Please see Jan. 4 for details.

FREE REC READS

Please see Jan. 4 for details.

Preschoolers and their parents get a look at contemporary local art through interactive learning stations in the galleries. Artists featured in Employed: A Staff Art Show share their skills, plus families can enjoy story time and an art-making activity. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

thu 26 LUCKY DRAGONS

Please see Jan. 23 for details.

FREE MANABABIES

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Please see Jan. 5 for details.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: LET’S PAINT

Ages 3 - 6 will use paints to express their creative side. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 27 MARTIN’S DREAM

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really? This production, starring local favorite Deondra Kamau Means, answers that question and more as it brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech and song. Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Best for grades 2 - 12. Only 152 seats and a limited number of lap passes available for each performance. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road; 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; $7; thechildrenstheatre.com.

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Bring young theatre-lovers ages 8 and older for a funny, imaginative take on the classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days, as presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in partnership with Arts Connect and The Wyoming Fine Arts Center. Wear your PJS for a fun preshow pajama party! The Grove Banquet and Event Center, 9150 Winton Road; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; 513-522-1410.

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FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: UNMUSEUM OPENING WITH INTERMEDIO

Check out the newest addition to the UnMuseum, and meet the team of artists, designers and musicians behind this new work of art, featuring the creative studio group Intermedio. Experiment with light and sound, create squishy circuits, and explore the unexpected with some emergence-inspired art making. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FRANZ KLABER ORCHESTRA

The Franz Klaber Orchestra (otherwise known as The Klaberheads) will deliver an evening of Big Band Era favorites like “In the Mood” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 8 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 seniors and students; 513-867-5348 or fairfieldcity.org.

FREE I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO STORY TIME

When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In this story, celebrate the beauty of unconditional love, then enjoy some fun activities. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

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Celebrate the release of The LEGO Batman Movie! Collect two limited edition trading cards (while supplies last) featuring characters from the movie. Cards collected at all three events (additional events in Feb and March) will unveil a special scene. Kids will enjoy giveaways, make and play themed moments with Lego bricks and blocks, and more! Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 2 p.m.; 513-755-2258.

LOLLIPOPS CONCERT

Bring the little ones for a fun adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic, Green Eggs and Ham. It’s a feast for the ears! Be sure to visit the Family Fun Zone to try orchestra instruments, make a craft and more — the fun zone opens at 9:30 a.m. before the concert, and continues immediately after the concert. Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $10 - $15; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

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sun 29 FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP Please see Jan. 1 for details.

MAPLE SYRUP MAKING AND GUIDE SAP COLLECTING Please see Jan. 28 for details.

NEW SIBLING WORKSHOP

Kids prepare for a new brother or sister through hands-on play, crafts and stories. All kids receive a completion certificate at the end of the workshop! Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 1 3 p.m.; $25 first child, $15 each child thereafter; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

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Create an a-peeling painting by using different sticky stencils. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE STORY TIME WITH PJ LIBRARY Please see Jan. 16 for details.

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How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel, The You I’ve Never Known, in both verse and prose from New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, is a memorable portrait of two young women trying to make sense of their lives and coming face to face with themselves for both the last and the very first time. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth. com.

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9336 Colerain Ave. 513-923-FIRE artonfirecincinnati.com •Ladies’ Night RSVP for an evening out with the girls to make a special craft just for you! 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27; please call for price. •Art Club Kids are invited to come in after school to make a unique project. This month, make a winter snowman canvas painting (Jan. 5); a snow globe (Jan. 12); a water color of the Northern Lights (Jan. 19); and paint your own coffee mug (Jan. 26). 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26; $10 - $15 per child.

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2590 Waterpark Drive, Mason 513-398-7946 thebeachmountain.com •Boy Scout Troop Days RSVP to bring the scouts tubing all week long! 12 - 6 p.m. Jan. 9 - 12; call for prices. •Girl Scout Troop Days Bring the girls for some tubing, snowy fun this week. 12 - 6 p.m. Jan. 23 - 26; call for prices.

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10500 Montgomery Road 513-475-4500 • trihealth.com •Birthing With Ease Join a childbirth education series that explores the myth that suffering must accompany labor. 6:45 p.m. Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25; $200 for eight-week package. •SmallTalk Learn to “talk” to your hearing baby or toddler using American Sign Language. 6:45 p.m. Jan. 10; $50.

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•Mom & Me Yoga This postnatal class helps moms regain core strength after childbirth while bonding with baby. All levels welcome. 11 a.m. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; $12.50 drop in rate. •Tummy Time Bring babies 0 - 6 months and a small blanket and learn how 30 minutes a day on their tummies will lay the foundation for developmental motor skills and more. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; $12.50 drop in rate.

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•Prenatal Yoga With Aromatherapy Balance your mood, ease insomnia, strengthen birthing muscles and create mindfulness as you learn about integrating essential oils and aromatherapy into your labor and childbirth preparation. 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25; $12.50 drop in rate. •Miss Katie’s Music & Movement Stop by with your little one for dancing, singing, playing instruments and fun. 10 a.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; $12.50 drop in rate. •Re-Stash De-Stash Cloth Diaper Swap Cloth diapering families can buy and sell new and gently used cloth diapers and accessories in a swap style sale. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 21. •Infant/Child CPR Choose from certification or non-certification, this class is a must for parents and caregivers. 3 p.m. Jan. 29; please call for price.

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•Gratitude Jars Ages 5 - 8 read books that focus on counting our blessings, then make their own gratitude jar to fill up throughout the year and read next Dec. 31. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jan. 2; $3. •Make a Mess Ages 2 - 4 and their parents listen to a good book and then join an art-making activity. 10 11 a.m. Jan. 9; $10. •FREE Spend the Day the MLK Way Ages 4 - 7 read about Martin Luther King, Jr., and create their own dream piece — be ready to get your hands working and your brain thinking! 2 - 3 p.m. Jan. 16.

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•Family Science Night Bring your family to the Trailside Nature Center to delve into the world of science. Spend time outdoors exploring the stars through telescopes (weather permitting), then head indoors to try your hand at several different experiments. 7 - 9 p.m. Jan. 7; $5 per family or $2 per person.

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•FREE Baby Tours This 30-minute tour introduces you and your baby (ages 0 - 2) to the world of art with a tour designed to stimulate developing minds. 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Jan. 20. •Art in the Making Ages 6 12 and their adults explore the CAM before creating their own masterpiece with help from artists featured in Employed: A Staff Art Exhibition. 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 21; $5 per person members, $10 per person nonmembers.

THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CINCINNATI 4015 Red Bank Road thechildrenstheatre.com

•Educator Resource Night Educators are invited to this first-time event for a preview of TCT On Tour and Workshops. Choose from four different productions to watch, enjoy light fare, and gather information on booking productions. 4 - 7 p.m. Jan. 26; $5.

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•How Lucky Are We to Have Winnie the Pooh Day Little ones ages 2 - 5 honor everyone’s favorite bear with stories, a craft and a honey stick all wrapped up in a delightful gathering. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jan. 18; $2.

•Nurturing Your Newborn Enjoy fresh fruit and a hot beverage while learning tips on how to survive common issues with sleeping, eating, calming and child development. 10 a.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26; $12 per class or $60 for six.

•Little Nina Story Time Join a special story time featuring guests from the Cincinnati Taekwondo Center. Read about favorite ninja turtles, enjoy a demo, and learn a few basic moves to get your inner ninja moving. Space is limited to the first 12 children. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jan. 28; $2.

•Tiny Tunes Bring your babies for some musical fun and enjoyment. 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31; $12 per class or $100 for ten. •Toddler Times Help your toddler get ready for preschool with this program that includes pre-reading skills, dramatic role play and plenty of fun activities. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tue and Wed; $20 per day.

•Playful Learning Little ones build, dance, experiment, imagine, create and explore in this supplement or alternative to preschool. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon and Fri, Jan - April; $25 per day. •Tummy2Tummy Learn about the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier and meet some other moms who can share their experiences and favorite options. 11 a.m. Jan. 14; donations accepted.

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•Mini Makers Ages 5 - 10 are invited for a winter workshop. This month, whip up some tasty frosting and learn some cupcake decorating techniques (Jan. 21), and learn about the Chinese New Year (Jan. 28)! 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28; $8 per child members, $10 per child plus admission nonmembers.

CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org •Naturalist Challenge for Youth This round-robin style challenge takes your family through the basics of using keys, binoculars and field guides to identify a track, an abandoned nest, a tree, and other local specimens by sight and sound. Learn to look beyond first impressions. Best for ages 8 - 13. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 20; $6 per child members, $10 per child nonmembers.

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FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

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•First Fridays Shabbat Dinner RSVP by Jan. 4. Come together as a community each month for a short service followed by a social gathering and Shabbat dinner. Get a taste of the singing and prayers. A fun-filled and educational children’s program will be held simultaneously. 5 p.m. Jan. 6; $10 adults, $7 children. •The Art of Parenting Parents worry about the well-being of their children, about their future, and about their role in shaping their children’s future. How to keep kids safe, while encouraging independence? Scale the challenges facing parents and explore timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure long-term success and emotional well-being. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10; $105 per person, $180 per couple.

new book, Carve the Mark. Everyone who purchases a ticket for the event receives an autographed copy and 100 lucky audience members will be randomly chosen to meet Veronica and Sarah and get their pictures taken with the author. 7 p.m. Jan. 19; please call for ticket info.

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•FREE What Parents Should Know About Reading and Comprehension Do you have concern for a struggling reader? In our communities, about 20% of the population has difficulty learning to read. This presentation simplifies the complex process of reading by explaining the five critical skills that support successful reading. Learn about the developmental path of successful readers, the root causes of reading difficulties, and why some good readers struggle with comprehension. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Jan. 5 and 12:30 - 2 p.m. Jan. 25.

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7082 Columbia Road, Maineville 513-339-1030 1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger 859-371-5729 lazerkraze.com •Special Needs Night Players ages 4 and older with special needs can play laser tag or jump on the trampolines for free with their family member’s paid admission. Please see web site for jump rules; jump socks not included and are $2 per pair. Held the first Thursday of each month from 4 - 9 p.m.

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•FREE Math Circle Grades 6 - 8 meet other kids who share a passion for math in this program led by professors from University of Cincinnati and award-winning area high school teachers. Students will be challenged with math activities, topics and puzzles. 2:30 - 4 p.m. Jan. 29.

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•All About Squirrels RSVP by Jan. 11. Ages 2 - 4 learn all about these fuzzy animals with a story and a craft. 11 a.m. Jan. 13; $6 per child.

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•Operation Observation: Project Squirrel RSVP by Jan. 12. Learn how you can contribute your own observations about squirrels in this citizen science project. 2 p.m. Jan. 14. •Homeschool Science: Animals in Winter RSVP by Jan. 17. Homeschooled students ages 5 - 12 explore interactive learning stations and take a guided hike. 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 19; $6.

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•Wooly Sheep RSVP by Jan. 8. Even though the weather is cold, the sheep are playing outdoors. Learn how their wool keeps them warm and how it can keep you warm too. For ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Jan. 10; $10 per child plus one free adult, $5 for each additional adult.

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•Owl Quest RSVP by Jan. 7. In the deep depths of Sharon Woods, there are creatures rarely seen. Join the naturalist in an off-trail hike in search of owls. 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

The Whodunit? Players put on a spectacular show. Come dressed in costume to add to the fun! 5:30 - 8 p.m. Jan. 21; $35.

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5133 Groh Lane, Fairfield 513-867-5348 • fairfield-city.org •FREE Let’s Go Hiking All ages are invited to gather at the Joe Nuxhall Pavilion for this free guided hike through Waterworks Park. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21.

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•Outdoor Archery RSVP two days in advance. Ages 8 and older learn the basics of shooting a compound bow while explaining the archery steps to success. 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 29; $15 per person. •Wilderness Skills: Fire & Marshmallow Challenge RSVP by Jan. 26. Learn to create a fire in the wild and why you need it to survive, followed by a s’more challenge. 10 a.m. Jan. 28; $10. •Homeschool Science: Winter Tracks RSVP by Jan. 26. Homeschooled students ages 5 - 12 explore nature through learning stations and a guided hike. 11 a.m. Jan. 30; $6.

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When you join the Y you can: • Try the latest fun fitness classes, like Tabata Cycling, Hydro Running, In-Trinity® Strong, and Boga Yoga • Enjoy the worry-free Kid’s Club, while you work out • Make new friends • Decrease stress and save money • Make it your one stop destination for every member of the family with beautiful indoor pools and water parks, state-of-the-art fitness centers, gyms, sports leagues, swim lessons and more. At the Y, we give you the support you need to reach your health and wellness goals. With 14 branches across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, there’s a Y near where you live, work and play.

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Cincinnati Family magazine January 2017

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