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MARCH events requiring advance registration begin on page 44. FREE THE ROSENTHAL EDUCATION CENTER GRAND OPENING

The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) is a new art education space inside the CAM designed to encourage families to discover art in a fun, immersive, hands-on manner through a variety of experiences. Stop by the Great Hall and help celebrate the center’s grand opening! Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11 a.m.; 877-472-4226 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

sun 8 2ND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOWTIME

In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters, he is returned to his mother where the tries to learn the ways of Mankind. When the tiger Shere Kahn threatens to defeat Akela the Wolf to become Lord of the Jungle, Mowgli must return to the wild to save his animal family. Follow the classic story The Jungle Book as presented by the Frisch Marionettes. Box office opens at 1:30 p.m., performance begins at 2 p.m. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 2 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 0 - 12; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

CONSERVATION CONNECTION: NESTBOX MONITORING WORKSHOP

Volunteers are needed to help monitor over 100 nestboxes — beginners are welcome to join this Citizen Science volunteer training and refresher workshop. Bring a snack to share! Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Forest Run MetroPark, 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton; 4 5 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ART STOP Please see March 1 for details.

HOW TO DESIGN A GARDEN WATER FEATURE

Meet local landscape expert Adam Wyman, from the Pool Masters show, who will share free advice on designing and installing world-class water features for your home landscape. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 1 3 p.m.; free with admission ($4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger); 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/ krohn.

FREE LIVE JAZZ

The Blue Night Jazz Band perform live jazz standards this afternoon. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 3 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

wed 11 LITTLE TREASURES KIDS’ SALE

MAPLE SUGARING WEEKEND

Get ready for some spring shopping at this sale for gently used clothing, books, toys, equipment and more! Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. March 11 - 14, 1 - 5 p.m. March 15; $1 admission, cash and credit cards accepted (small free for credit cards); littletsale.com/nky/.

FREE MINI MODEL ENGINEERING SHOW

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FREE MACY’S ARTS SAMPLER

Please see March 7 for details.

Please see March 7 for details.

Please see March 7 for details.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS LEGENDS

Please see Calendar opener on page 31 for details.

SUNDIALS

You don’t have to be a night owl to learn astronomy. Join the naturalist for a closer look at the solar system through sundials and other interesting activities. Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Ave.; 3 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.

mon 9 SUPER SPROUTS: MARVELOUS MOSAICS

Let the imaginative architecture of Antonio Gaudi inspire a mosaic masterpiece. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 10 FREE SCIENCE TIME

Grades K - 5 listen to some stories and perform a fun science experiment. Covington Library, Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington; 4 - 5 p.m. March 10 and 24; 859-9624060 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE TAEKWONDO FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

Homeschoolers ages 5 - 12 learn new skills and a cool way to work out with Mike Dominach and his students. Please note that parents must attend. Erlanger Branch, Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 1 - 2 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

LITTLE TREASURES KIDS’ SALE Please see March 11 for details.

SUPER SPROUTS: MARVELOUS MOSAICS

Let the imaginative architecture of Antonio Gaudi inspire a mosaic masterpiece. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2 - 4 p.m.; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE THURSDAY ART PLAY: RAINBOWS

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some rainbow exploration — make your own shiny gold coins, paint with raindrops and enjoy a tasty green snack. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

WHOOO CALLS IN THE NIGHT?

When darkness falls in the woodlands, a cacophony of rustlings, hoots and howls can be heard coming from the trees. Meet a nocturnal animal to help discover the outdoor world that exists after bedtime. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.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.

WOODCOCKS AND WARTY TOADS

Meet indoors to learn about the curious timberdoodle and the amorous American toad. Then take a short walk to listen for these crooners in the preserve. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 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.

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fri 13 FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY

This presentation, based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, tells the story of the young boy Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the jungle. When Shere Khan, the tiger, threatens the jungle, Mowgli must face his destiny and bring peace to the jungle. The Frisch Marionette Company brings the story to life with stringed puppets in a production featuring original music. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton; $10 adult members, $12 adult non-members, free children 16 and younger (free with purchase of adult ticket and must live in same household as adult, otherwise $5 child members, $6 child nonmembers); 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or fittoncenter.org.

FREE JAZZ AND SWING TIME

The Ron Purdon Quintet perform live jazz and swing music this evening. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

LITTLE TREASURES KIDS’ SALE Please see March 11 for details.

MONSTER X TOUR

The nation’s most competitive Monster Trucks and FMX Motocross are invading the Bank of Kentucky Center! Check out these 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants as they compete in racing and wheelie contests, and rock the house with some amazing freestyle action. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights; 7:30 p.m. March 13 - 14; $12 - $37; bankofkentuckycenter.com.

MUSIC NOW

Musical worlds merge in this groundbreaking collaboration — enjoy two unique programs over the course of two evenings, featuring world premieres by award-winning composers. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 8 p.m. March 13 - 14; $80 for two-day pass; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

sat 14 AMPHIBIANS ALIVE!

Spring is coming and so are the amphibians — discover amazing amphibians native to Ohio and meet a few up close. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 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. (please turn the page)

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