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PLAN AHEAD • Teeny Tiny Puppets Ages 5 and older bring a fairy tale to life by making teeny tiny puppets and a stage with The New School’s Robin Hartmann. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16; $8 per child. • Show Your Love for Books Party The winners of this month-long contest are announced, and contest participants read their most loved picture books, and enjoy some live entertainment from Joel the Singing Librarian. 5 - 6 p.m. Feb. 28; free for contest participants; visit the website to download the contest entry form.

CALDWELL NATURE PRESERVE

430 W. North Bend Road 513-761-4313 or cincinnatiparks.com • Backyard Maple Learn how to make maple syrup at home, including what trees to tap, how to collect and cook the sap into syrup and more. Please dress for the weather; a small amount of tree-tapping spouts, called spiles, will be for sale. 9:30 - 1 1:30 a.m. Feb. 9.

THE CARNEGIE CENTER OF COLUMBIA TUSCULUM 3738 Eastern Ave. 513-473-5745 or thecarnegiecenter.org

• After School Art for Kids The Art Academy of Cincinnati hosts art classes for kids after school each Wednesday. Students learn various art methods and techniques through hands-on projects. 4 - 6 p.m. Wed beginning Feb. 20; $65 for a six-week session.

CET STUDIOS

1223 Central Pkwy. 513-345-6508 or cetconnect.org • FREE Clifford’s Birthday Party RSVP by Feb. 1. Clifford is 50 years old, can you believe it? Help him celebrate with crafts, stories, a giant birthday card signing and a meet-and-greet with the Big Red Dog himself! 1 - 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

CHRISHOLM METroPARK

2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net • Discovery Kids RSVP by Feb. 19. Kids and their parents are invited to discover the slimy secrets of salamanders through stories, crafts and other handson activities. 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 20; $3 per child plus a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park.

CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

953 Eden Park Drive 513-721-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiartmuseum.org • Culture Kids Ages 2 - 5 can take a tour through the galleries and then try their hands at using paper and scissors to make art. 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Feb. 8; $10 per adult/child team members, $20 per adult/child team nonmembers ($3 and $6 for each additional person). • Art in the Making Ages 6 - 12 and their parents explore screen printing with local artist Annie Stephens. 1 p.m. Feb. 16; $10 per adult/child team members, $20 per adult/child team nonmembers ($3 and $6 for each additional person).

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These events require advanced registration. Registration is ongoing until event is filled or otherwise noted.

CINCINNATI FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER 4244 Hamilton Ave. 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com

• FREE Tummy to Tummy Learn more about the benefits of using a sling or carrier, and how to determine which one is right for you. 12:45 p.m. Feb. 2. • FREE These Aren’t Your Momma’s Cloth Diapers Cloth diapers have plenty of benefits — for you, for Baby, and for Mother Earth. Learn more in this free workshop. 12:45 p.m. Feb. 16.

CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

1301 Western Ave. 513-287-7021 or cincymuseum.org • Presidents’ Day Camp: Diggin’ Up the Past Learn how archaeology can help us answer questions about history — hundreds, even thousands, of years ago. Feb. 18; $40 members, $45 nonmembers, before and after care available.

CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER AT ROWE WOODS 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org

• Cabin Fever Warm yourself by the fire and learn about the lives of early pioneers with stories, folk songs and other activities of the time. Then, treat yourself to a bowl of fire-cooked soup and cornbread! Please dress for the weather. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2; $4 members, $6 nonmembers. • Backyard Maple Sugaring Learn to make maple syrup from the maple trees in your own yard during this workshop that covers trees, tapping, sap collection, storage, boiling and canning. Spiles (tree taps) will be available for purchase. 2 - 4 p.m. Feb. 9; $5 members, $8 nonmembers. • Maple Syrup Making and Sugarbush Tours Drop by the Sugar House near the Krippendorf Lodge and experience the process of turning sap into maple sugar. Join an interactive sap-collecting hike at 10 or 11 a.m., or 1 or 2 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 2, 9; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12, $6 seniors and active military).

CONVERSA THE FRENCH SCHOOL IN CINCINNATI

Held at The Spotted Goose, 3048 Madison Road 513-651-5679 or facebook.com/ conversathefrenchschoolincincinnati • French Activities for Kids Ages 4 - 5 and ages 6 - 8 are invited for a fun and educational program designed to expose them to basic communication skills in French through story-telling and creative projects. All classes are taught with a nativespeaking French instructor. Classes begin Feb. 5, call for complete schedule; $24 for four sessions.

FARBACH-WERNER NATURE PRESERVE

3455 Poole Road 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. • Maple Sugaring at Home Learn about the tools, techniques and tastes of maple sugaring through a discussion and some hands-on activities. Tastings included! 1 p.m. Feb. 13; $5.

JEWISH DISCOVERY CENTER

7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason 513-234-0777 or jdiscovery.com • Jewish Kids Club Ages 7 - 13 are invited to discover an exciting Mitzvah and create unique Polymer Mezuzos under the guidance of Brenda from The Little Red Haus. Refreshments will be served! 1 - 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10; $10. • Jewish Women’s Circle Meet other women of diverse affiliations and backgrounds for fun, talk and to explore Jewish themes. Held at Aveda Fredric’s Institute, 7664 Voice of America Centre Drive, West Chester; 9:45 a.m. Feb. 14; $10.

KROHN CONSERVATORY

1501 Eden Park Drive 513-542-2909 or cincinnatiparks.com • Plant Fun for Brownies See tropical food plants on a mini-tour of the “plant museum,” dissect a bean, make a food chain and set up two seed experiments to take home. 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3; $7 per scout, $3 per adult.

LABOITEAUX WOODS

5400 Lanius Lane 513-542-2909 or cincinnatiparks.com • Plant Clones for Junior Girl Scouts After reviewing seeds, explore examples of vegetative propagation, or cloning. Each scout prepares and plants several plant clones of house plants to take home and grow . 1 p.m. Feb. 1; $10. • Wild Puppets for Brownies Brownies make three different animal puppets, and work as a team to construct a puppet theater for original plays. A hike in the woods, an active game and a close look at real animals round out the day. Bring a bag lunch and a drink. 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9; $15.

LAZER KRAZE

1335 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger 859-371-KRAZ 3187 Western Row Road, Deerfield Twp. 513-339-1030 lazerkraze.com • Krazy Valentines Buy a one-hour jump pass for $14 and get a free laser tag mission in Erlanger , or purchase two laser tag missions for $14 and get your third mission free at either location. In Erlanger , participants must be 4 and older and wearing tennis shoes; parent-signed waiver and socks required for the Trampoline Park. 4 - 9 p.m. Feb. 14; $14.

LONGBRANCH FARM & TRAILS 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org

• Groundhog Day Hike for Families Subdue your cabin fever with a hike, and search for signs of the elusive groundhog. Then look for your own shadow, enjoy some Groundhog Day activities, and finish your hike hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast. 2 - 4 p.m. Feb. 2; $2 members, $6 nonmembers.

MASON DANCE CENTER

600-B Reading Road, Mason 513-398-0353 or masondance.com • Showcase & Dinner RSVP by Feb. 23. Students from the MDC Intensive Dancers will of fer ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and musical theater performances, followed by a dinner from LaRosa’s. Held at Mason

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