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call ahead to reserve your child’s spot! (These events require advance registration!)

Middle School, 6370 Mason Montgomery Road; 4 p.m. March 2; $12 adults for show and dinner in advance, $6 children ages 5 and younger for show and dinner in advance, $6 show only in advance or at the door.


Held at Kings High School, 5500 Columbia Road, Kings Mill 513-309-8585 or • FREE Music and Origami Sampler RSVP by Feb. 5. All ages are invited to a piano concert recital featuring the students of Professor Sergei Polusmiak at 3 p.m. Arrive early for a pre-concert activity with origami instruction John Rogers. 2 p.m. Feb. 9.


8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 or • Presidents’ Day School Break Camp RSVP before Feb. 18. Grades K - 6 splash in the water park, play games in the gym, create art projects and enjoy the awesome game room. Bring a lunch with a drink, bathing suit and towel, and closed-toe shoes. Parents must complete a Medical Authorization Form for each child. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18; $48 members ($40 siblings), $58 nonmembers ($50 siblings), before and after care available for an additional fee. • FREE Once Upon a Purim RSVP by Feb. 21. Shalom Family and The Mayerson JCC invite families in the Jewish community to step inside a storybook for the afternoon when they present Once Upon a Purim. The fun begins with Children’s Theater of Cincinnati’s production of Rumplestilskin and continues with a fairytale-fantasy-themed Purim carnival, complete with games, prizes, professional face painters, balloon artists, Hamentaschen cookies and more! Kids are encouraged to come dressed as characters from the Purim story or in other costumes. Open to families in the Jewish Community with children 12 and younger, in which at least one parent is Jewish. 3 - 5 p.m. Feb. 24.

METROPARKS AT MIAMI HAMILTON DOWNTOWN CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 100 Wilks Conference Center, 221 High St., Hamilton • FREE The Truth About Bats Join a MetroParks of Butler County Outdoor Educator to debunk the myths of the only flying mammal: bats. Meet a live bat and explore the world in which he lives. 10 - 1 1 a.m. Feb. 9.


9001 Mt. Hope Road 513-521-7275 or A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. • Bunny Bliss RSVP by Feb. 5. Bring your toddlers for an exciting program all about bunnies that includes a story time and a craft. 11 a.m. Feb. 8; $5.

MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY CHURCH 11251 Montgomery Road 513-489-0892 or

• After the Boxes are Unpacked: Making Cincinnati Your Home New to the Area? MCC is hosting a free class for women who are new to town or who are looking to connect with others in their community.

Class runs for seven weeks and is based on a book by Susan Miller. Childcare is provided for free but space is limited. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 5.

SHALOM FAMILY • FREE Sensory Sunday: Stories, Songs and Fun For You and Your Little One These private interactive playgroups feature Miss Meliss, who keeps both parents and their little ones engaged with her unique brand of fun. Play dates include a snack and are open to families in the Jewish community with children ages 2 and younger in which at least one parent is Jewish. Two families will each win a $50 Target gift card at each event. Presented by Shalom Family, an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation. The Gymboree, 6209 Snider Road; 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24. • Once Upon a Purim Please see listing under Mayerson JCC.


Held at Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford 513-474-6364 or • Family Clay Class Ages 5 and older and their parents are invited to make their own works of art with kiln-fired clay. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12; $30 per child, $15 per adult.


234 Goodman St. 513-584-2230 or • Childbirth Classes Expecting moms are invited to sign up for a range of childbirth education classes, including Prepared Childbirth on Feb. 2 and 13; maternity tours on Feb. 4 and 18; Baby Care Basics on Feb. 4 and 18; Infant CPR on Feb. 7; Breastfeeding at West Chester location on Feb. 14, and at Walnut Hills Health Center on Feb. 19; and Little Bit of Everything on Feb. 23.

VOICE OF AMERICA METROPARK Ronald Reagan Lodge 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester 513-867-5835 or

• Discovery Kids RSVP by Feb. 20. Kids and their parents learn the secrets of salamanders with stories, songs, snacks and more fun. 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 21; $3 per child plus a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park.


650 Walnut St. 513-977-4165 or • Families Create! It’s art you can eat! Join a workshop designed in honor of the CANstruction exhibit. Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Feb. 23; $5 per child; 513-977-4165 or

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10245 Winton Road 513-521-PARK (7275) or A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. • Growing Up a Farm Kid: Triangles and Squares RSVP by Feb. 4. Search for triangles, squares, and other shapes around the farmyard and woods. Please dress for the weather! Best for ages 2 - 5 and an adult. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Feb. 5 or 6; $10 per child, one adult free. • All Things Chocolate RSVP by Feb. 7. Chocolate is a natural choice on Valentine’s Day — learn more and share in some special treats. 3 p.m. Feb. 10; $5. • 1803 Farm Sampler RSVP by Feb. 14. Immerse yourselves in the 1800s at Parky’s Farm — check out activities and crafts representing the year Ohio became a state. Program will be indoors and outdoors, so please dress appropriately. Best for grades 1 - 6; children must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18; $5.


Trailside Nature Center, Burnet Woods, 3400 Brookline Drive 513-751-3679 or • Native American Nights Ages 5 and older discover the stars, constellations, galaxies and more in this presentation that features the stories behind the Big and Little Dippers, Orion and other. 7 p.m. Feb. 15; $5. • Cincinnati Skies Homeschool groups are invited to learn about the constellations of the night sky, how stars form, star types, nebulas and more. Students will receive materials to construct star charts for nighttime viewing at home. 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. Feb. 22; $5.


8250 Old Kellogg Ave. 513-521-PARK (7275) or A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. • Homeschool Science RSVP by Feb. 7. Home school students ages 5 - 12 and their parents are invited for interactive learning stations, and a visit to the traveling indoor planetarium to learn about astronomy. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14; $5. • Stars Jamboree RSVP by Feb. 12. Ages 3 - 5 make a craft and take a tour of the nighttime sky in the indoor traveling planetarium. 10 a.m. Feb. 15; $5.

Be in the Calendar!

To have your events listed in our March calendar, send details by Tuesday, Feb. 5 to Sherry Hang at or fax to 513-252-0081. February 2013 43

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Cincinnati Family - Feb 2013  

Cincinnati Family - Feb 2013

Cincinnati Family - Feb 2013  

Cincinnati Family - Feb 2013