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cincinnati news

Parents chat about what they do for Easter baskets. Plus, this month's giveaways.

Easter egg hunts; Pancakes in the Woods; Xavier University’s Montessori Lab School expands; Real MVP Kids book series and more.

12 kids' health

Tips to keep the sugar intake down in your family snacks and meals.

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The new Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experiences gets kids moving and having fun.

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big kids

WHEN PUBERTY STARTS EARLY

When those hormones start kicking in, growing up suddenly gets a lot more complicated for kids.

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childhood development

WHO IS THIS KID, ANYWAY? He did WHAT? Pinpoint the reasons for your child's inconsistent behavior.

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Our GOLD-AWARDWINNING calendar highlights The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice and more this month.

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Xavier University’s Montessori Lab School (3800 Victory Pkwy.) is growing and now has a second Lower Elementary Montessori classroom for grades 1 - 3. The school serves ages 3 - 12, but the Montessori Lab is also planning an expansion into Middle School with the addition of a multi-age classroom for grades 7 - 8 for the 2018 2019 school year. Learn more at Xavier.edu/Montessori-labschool.

Save the date for the upcoming Pancakes in the Woods, an annual tradition that brings together history, a good cause and a tasty treat. Head to California Woods Nature Center (5400 Kellogg Ave.) on Sunday, March 18 between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no RSVP necessary) for a pancake and sausage breakfast grilled by celebrity chefs. Then take a short hike and learn about the process of maple sugaring with demonstrations and activities. A suggested donation of $7 per person will benefit California Woods and Magrish Riverlands Preserves. Learn more at 513-231-8678 or cincinnatiparks.com.

• RIVERSIDE PARK (3969 Round Bottom Road; andersonparks.com) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ages 0 - 17 hunt in age groups for eggs they can turn in for a treat bag. Cost is $2 per child, per hunt. • JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS (2692 Madison Road; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com) on Friday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 and younger can join a store-wide egg hunt following story time, all for free! • PARKY’S FARM AT WINTON WOODS (10073 Daly Road; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org) on March 24 and 25 at 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1 and 1:45 p.m. Take a wagon ride to an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Cost is $10.95 per adult, $9.95 per child, plus tax. Call to RSVP! • YMCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI (myy.org) on Sunday, March 18 from 12 - 2 p.m. It’s an underwater egg hunt for kids, visit the website for a list of participating locations. (please turn the page)

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local news REGISTER FOR LEARNING THROUGH PLAY BY MARCH 2 Registration for Learning Through Play ends Friday, March 2 — be sure to sign up to attend Cincinnati Museum Center’s annual conference on how openended play helps children grow and learn. Sessions are available for both educators and families, with drop-in activities for you to enjoy with your children. Head to cincymuseum.org/events/learning-through-play to RSVP!

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kids’ health By Sherry Hang

SUGAR RUSH! For your child’s health, it’s important to keep sweet stuff to a minimum.

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oo much of a good thing” is true when it comes to sugar — a fact that usually hits home when a kid feels its effect, whether through an upset tummy or cavities. Too much added sugar in your child’s diet (or yours) can lead to all sorts of woes. Sugar fuels the oral bacteria that causes cavities. Its additional (and often unnecessary) calories contribute to weight gain. A high-sugar diet can increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. While the verdict from the medical community seems to be that sugar doesn’t cause hyperactivity or bad behavior in children, we’re all familiar with that sugar-rush-and-crash cycle that leaves us feeling cranky (or in full meltdown mode for toddlers still learning to express themselves).

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How Much Is Too Much? Lauren Marlow, MS, RD, Supervisor of Nutrition, Commodities and Summer Program at Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) explains that because children’s caloric needs vary by things like activity level, so does their ability to consume more or less sugar. A general guideline is for added sugars to make up less than 10 percent of total calories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Marlow says that the USDA regulates food served in schools, and while the agency doesn’t look at sugar specifically, they do require schools to incorporate all food groups (dairy, meat, whole grains, and fruits and veggies). CPS has its own initiatives as well that look at sugar intake, including attempts to remove high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, and a low

sugar content for grain items like sweet breads or muffins. The school system also focuses on nutrition education for both parents and children. Marlow says that grains are paired with protein as often as possible, and monthly treats still get a healthy makeover. For example, this month children will receive a whole grain shamrock cookie. “It’s not a healthy message to say ‘never,’” says Marlow. “We want to teach the message that once in a while is OK.”

Where It Hides Cupcakes, cookies, candy bars, ice cream … those are the obvious sources of sugar. Marlow advises parents to be on the lookout for sources that might seem healthy, but could actually be loaded with the sweet stuff — like yogurt, ketchup, BBQ sauce, salad dressings, pasta sauces, and even granola.

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Curbing Consumption For parents looking to cut back on added sugar intake at home, take a few tips from Marlow, who plans daily meals for tens of thousands of children. Aim for whole fruit instead of canned fruit or fruit juice — your child will consume the fiber that is stripped away in the canning or juicing process, and that will slow the absorption of sugar. Read labels carefully and aim for clean labels that don’t list ingredients like HFCS or artificial sweeteners. And offer variety! “There’s a salad bar at every school,” says Marlow, “and we change up a fruit or veggie each week. We try to find something they may not have tried before, like pineapple or mango.” You never know what new favorite your child will discover. Sherry Hang is editor of this publication.


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GAME ON! Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience in Indianapolis Opens March 17.

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un, drive, jump, putt and play, while learning how to stay happy, healthy and safe at the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. The new 7.5-acre attraction opens Saturday, March 17 at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It features 14 interactive elements that demonstrate the physical, mental and social rewards of being active.

Indoor Fun And it’s fun, too! Indoors, try the goal-blocker hockey challenge, create sport-inspired art, or be a sportscaster — and send home your game analysis video. Visit the Indiana Pacers and Fever Basketball Experience, and beat the shot clock, pass to player targets, and take free throws. Next, row with a crew team, gain balance on the floor beam, or practice speed and safety at the Church Brothers Collision Repair Motorsports Garage.

Outdoor Fun Have even more racing adventures outside, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racetrack, where pedal cars race the oval, or the drag strip. Practice pitching and

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Photos: The Wiese Field. Inset: Rendering of the entire Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience outdoor space.

hitting at Wiese Field; dribble, pass and go for the goal at the Subway Soccer Experience; and volley with a friend, or perfect forehand and backhand against the practice wall at The Seymour and Rheta Holt Tennis Center. There’s also mini golf, a track and fitness trail, and a chance to learn the proper way to grip a football, dodge opponents for a touchdown and kick a field goal at the Indianapolis Colts Experience. Additionally, kids (and their parents) can take it all in by climbing to the top of The Children’s Museum Guild’s Fantasy Tree House of Sports, explore its hollows, and exit down the slide.

Time to Eat! All this healthy activity will work up an appetite, and it’s easy to eat healthy at The Loft at Trader’s Point Creamery. Located on the north side of Indianapolis, the working farm and dairy raises grass fed cows and invites visitors to tour, reconnect with nature, and enjoy authentic farm-to-table dining. Choose from a variety of flavorful cheeses made on site, pasta that’s fresh, hand-cut, and delicious, and some of the best beef diners will ever taste. People seeking a healthier lifestyle often ask, “What did your dinner have

for dinner?” and the chef at the Loft knows the answers.

Nostalgic Experiences Such authentic farm-fresh dining evokes a sense of the past, and Indianapolis offers even more nostalgia at Action Duckpin Bowl. Located on the fourth floor of the Fountain Square Theatre Building, Duckpin Bowl has eight lanes, a vintage billiard table and a cafe. Duck Pin bowlers use a heavy ball about the size of a softball to knock down the pins, and get three frames, instead of two to make their strikes or spares in a retro setting glowing with neon and curved chrome. For an even more nostalgic, and unique, experience spend the night at the Crowne Plaza at Union Station. The building’s art deco accents are complemented by lifelike figures of 1940s era passengers. Statues of a shoeshine boy, nun, women passengers in shirtwaist dresses, and men with fedoras decorate the lobby and second floor, where figures of boys hopping on a train are hopping on an actual train. Guests can stay in genuine Pullman cars that have been totally renovated into modern hotel rooms. Inside, the cars have all the latest innovations and comforts, but outside the cars rest on train tracks, have iron handrails, steel

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stairs, movable handbrakes, and couplings joining the cars. And, as the Crowne Plaza’s website adds, “The muffled rumblings of trains regularly passing through adds to the ambiance of staying in our hotel.” Barbara Littner David is a local writer and mother of five. She’s the author of Cincinnati Trips for Kids, a collection of Cincinnatiarea attractions.

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INCONSISTENCY A

In natural settings such as classrooms, homes, communities and workplaces, many variables may affect behavior and many behaviors may be occurring simultaneously.” – Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

Your child’s behavior is inconsistent because the world is inconsistent. At least you can try to surround him with the boundaries he needs.

“M

y child did what?!” Have

you ever been surprised to discover that your child behaves completely differently when he’s in someone else’s care? Have you heard about his behavior with his grandparents, for instance, and it’s unrecognizeable to you? Have you observed him behaving out of character (shy, wound up, etc.) around same-age peers? If you can answer “yes” to any

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of these questions, you’re not

they can go. Although kids may

tions between home and school

alone. It’s quite common for kids

test their limits, Sharon James,

environments. At home, kids have

(and adults) to behave differently

senior parent coach at Beech

less demands placed on them.

in different situations, but it often

Acres, says “kids feel safe when

They can move freely, choose

has to do with inconsistency re-

they have parameters.” It’s impor-

what activities they participate in,

garding how adults care for kids.

tant for kids to know what these

have access to more attention, and

“parameters” are and why they’re

have increased access to preferred

important. For example, if your

items such as TV, tablets and

child will not walk beside you in a

video games. School can be more

It’s the old, “If you give him an

parking lot, a consequence could

demanding and “the bigger the

inch, he’ll take a mile.” Kids are

be that he’s not permitted to go

‘teacher style/parent style’ gap is,

smart and pick up very quickly

with you. He needs to understand

the more the child may struggle

which adults will give them more

that limits are for his own safety.

transitioning between home and

CHALLENGING & TESTING BOUNDARIES

leeway than others. They’ll test their boundaries in new situa-

ENVIRONMENT

tions/environments to see how far

There are different expecta-

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school,” explains James. It’s important to understand that children may have two very


Y AND BEHAVIOR different expectations between environments. James recommends that parents and teachers communicate so your child’s behavior can be best understood. Other environmental factors that affect behavior: parents going through a divorce, difficulty with transitioning, conflict with parents/teacher or illness in the family.

PERSONALITY The personality of your child and the adults in his life bring behavior differences. If your child’s an introvert, he may act quiet at school, but may talk more at home where he’s more comfortable — or visa versa, depending on the child. A child who is an extrovert may become louder and more engaged at school around an increased number of people. “It’s important to remember that teachers have different personalities from room to room,” says James. “The teacher/child match is important so kids feel safe, can thrive and are open to learning with the teacher.” Personality is also a factor in how people address others. Some use more positive language, such as, “First, clean up and then you can have free choice,” while others use negative language: “You can’t play until you clean up.” Tone, body language and message can affect behavior. Children are more likely to comply with the positive message, as the outcome is a reward … first I have to clean up, but then I get free choice.

ROUTINE

BASIC NEEDS

Another factor that influences

The amount of sleep and nutrition

behavior is consistency and

your child gets also impacts his

routine. Kids that are consistently

behavior. If he doesn’t get enough

praised for positive behavior will

sleep on school nights you will see

likely continue to display positive

a cranky kid, unable to participate

behavior. When kids are parented

in class. If he’s using electronics at

with inconsistency, they are more

night, James warns that “the blue

likely to display negative behav-

light emitted may contribute to

iors. It’s important that all envi-

difficulty falling asleep.”

ronments maintain consistency in

At home, most children have

consequences, both negative and

access to food when they’re

positive. If a child is given “empty

hungry, but often they’ll skip out

threats” (no follow through on

on breakfast which their brain

consequences), he learns that he

needs for fuel at school. Pack him

can continue with his behavior

a healthy lunch rather than allow-

“free of charge.” It’s important

ing him to choose what he buys at

that he’s given consistent re-

school — he may be filling up on

sponses for his positive and nega-

empty calories.

tive behavior across all settings. Parents and teachers should do a

WHEN TO SEEK HELP

“check-in about what the expec-

If you observe your child’s behav-

tations and routines are for the

ior drastically changing between

classroom at the start of the year

school and home or between

as well as midway through the

various adults, you definitely need

year, so everyone is on the same

to investigate and you may even

page,” recommends James.

need to seek support.

PEER INFLUENCE

know what’s going on at home. If

Children are more likely to behave

you have real, negative behavior

in a different way if under peer in-

issues going on, partner with

fluence. Your child may be quieter

family members in addition to

at school than at home because he

teachers to create clear expecta-

doesn’t want to embarras himself.

tions/consequences (positive and

He may also engage in more phys-

negative) for him between home

ical and verbal behavior at school

and school — and be consistent!

than at home if he is with peers

Contact his teachers to let them

Beech Acres Parenting Center

that engage in similar behaviors.

provides coaching, classes and

It’s important to talk to him about

networking for parents. It may be

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BY TINA PRATT

WHAT YOU CAN DO Interventions that can lead to behavior consistency: • Create a routine between home and school. • Increase physical activity — which can help regulate emotions. • Teach social skills. • Teach coping skills. • Use effective commands: “It is time to ___” versus “Are you ready to ___?” Phrasing a direction as a question provides the child with an opportunity to respond, “yes” or “no.” Using statements reduces the gray area and increases the likelihood that your child will comply. • Increase home/school communication. • Increase positive reinforcement – Focus on the 4:1 ratio. For every one negative interaction or comment you/other adults have for your child, provide four positive interactions. • Use reinforcement/token charts between home/ school.

Tina Pratt is a wife, mom, behavior specialist and lifelong learner. Follow her on Twitter @TPrattBehavior.

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BY BONNIE JEAN FELDKAMP

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN

“Early Bloomer”

J

eannie* was 4 years old when her mom noticed a dark patch developing between her legs.

“What did you sit in?” She asked during her bath routine thinking it must be dirt or something from playing in the yard.

“Nothing, that’s my fur,” Jeannie replied. What followed after was a series of doctor appointments to assess Jeannie’s early onset puberty. We hear parents reference their child’s development in terms of being early or late “bloomers,” but what and when is normal for puberty? What is out of bounds?

WHAT’S NORMAL “Signs of pubertal development before the age of 8 in a girl and 9 in a boy represent precocious puberty or early onset puberty,” says

Catherine Gordon, M.D., M.Sc., director of the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She’s dual trained in pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine, and has a special interest in pubertal disorders. No signs by age 13 in a girl and 14 years in a boy is considered late. Eight and 9 years old sounds so young. That’s third grade. Often the hallmark event in a young girl’s life is when she starts her period. Doctors ask for the date at appointments so it’s ingrained in girls as the start of something. However, the start of menses is not when puberty begins, it is instead part of a larger process. Boys’ pubertal stages are much more subtle with no real hallmark event.

Early onset puberty can begin at age 8 or 9. Be ready if puberty starts this early for your child. PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY “There are actually two physiological processes involved in puberty,” explains Gordon. Depending on which process is being triggered early determines how your child’s doctor will respond. One process is known as thelarche, which in girls represents breast development and in boys causes the enlargement of testes and penis. A separate process driven by the adrenal glands is called adrenarche and prompts the development of pubic hair and body odor and eventually hair under the arms. “There are some children who are perfectly healthy but at age 4 or 5, their adrenals wake up early,” says Gordon. They don’t otherwise go through the rest of puberty early, however. They may just be hairier than their peers. This is the most common type of

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early onset puberty. This was Jeannie’s experience. Her doctor ordered blood work and took X-rays of her hands to check on her growth plates. Gordon says, “The only time we worry about early puberty in this case is if the adrenals are making such a high level of those adrenal hormones that it advances the bone age.” Advancing the bone age is what causes the growth plates to zipper up prematurely, making it so the bones don’t have the opportunity to fully grow and resulting in short stature. “If the bone age is normal we generally reassure families. If we see an advanced bone age, we do much more of a hormonal workup and worry about an adrenal lesion or condition that may be leading to production of excessive hormones,” says Gordon. (please turn the page)

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN

“Early Bloomer” WHAT CAUSES EARLY PUBERTY “The interesting thing about precocious puberty is that we are often not sure why it starts early,” says Gordon. Precocious puberty is more common in girls than boys and often there’s not a clear trigger. Gordon says, “Rarely, it points to a central nervous system abnormality or a brain tumor, so we will order an MRI to rule it out but in many cases we don’t identify

structure and can stimulate estro-

aren’t ready for puberty yet from

rooted. Ethan* remembers being

gen receptors to cause a little girl

a psychosocial standpoint. Some

worried the first time he ejacu-

to start her puberty much earlier

children are embarrassed and it

lated. It scared him. Up until that

than she should.”

can affect their self-esteem in a

point he had only ever seen urine.

Gordon also says researchers

negative way. Gordon says, “Their

He thought something was wrong

are looking into lavender because

system turning on too early is a

with him. His dad hadn’t talked to

it may also have some estrogenic

setup for both depression and

him about puberty and they had

qualities. She says, “There is some

anxiety and for bullying in some

not talked about it in school yet ei-

question as to whether parents

cases.”

ther. He looked it up in the family

should not use lavender oils or data are not compelling either way.” Little boys can also develop

Puberty is a confusing time no

says he was relieved when he read

breast buds.

matter what age. However, when a

that “was actually supposed to

likely to start puberty earlier than Caucasian or Asian children and this is not considered physiologically abnormal. Gordon says when assessing a patient she takes into account not only ethnicity but also family history. Boys tend to mirror their dad’s puberty and girls tend to mirror their mother’s. Estrogen is also stored in fat. Therefore, Gordon says, “If the child’s bone age is normal and the child falls within an ethnic-racial group that is known to have an earlier onset of puberty and the child is perhaps overweight, I’m going to monitor things closely to make sure [puberty] doesn’t progress too quickly.” However, if the

be in full early precocious puberty — intervention is recommended. We often hear rumors that soy, or added hormones in our food are causing children to start puberty early. Gordon says it’s an area of research but there are no strong data at this point. “Certain substances in the environment may have an ‘estrogenic effect’ on the body,” explains Gordon. “Though they’re not estrogen they’re similar in biochemical

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about what had happened. Ethan

happen.”

side they’re more child-like and

It can be confusing and embar-

have less understanding of what’s

rassing for a young boy to experi-

happening. Helen Duncan-Gavin,

ence random erections if no one

LCSW, Mental Health Therapist

has ever talked to him about his

EMBARRASSING

at Mebs and Associates LLC, says

physical development.

that the “trauma isn’t necessarily

Teaching body function is

FOR A YOUNG BOY

the puberty itself but the fact that

what the aim of fifth grade health

TO EXPERIENCE

they’re not prepared.”

curriculum is, says Wittrock. She

Tara Wittrock, Ph.D., director

stresses that boys and girls are

of Special Student Populations for

split into different classes at this

Bellevue School District agrees.

age because it’s embarrassing for

Curriculum for basic sex educa-

them to talk about it together.

tion doesn’t start until fifth grade

When things do happen unex-

ONE HAS EVER

when kids are 10 and 11 years

pectedly at school, Wittrock says

TALKED TO HIM

old — and remember, age 8 is still

it has been her experience that

within the normal range for a girl

elementary teachers do a good job

to begin puberty. Wittrock says

at explaining things compassion-

there’s a wide range in knowl-

ately in frank and clear terminol-

edge base among children in that

ogy the child can understand. It

first health class. “Some kids are

helps normalize the situation so

hearing clinical terms for their

they can cope and find comfort.

anatomy for the first time while

Even if you feel your children

for others, the class is a review.”

are too young to hear or grasp

It depends on their home and

the sexual functionality of their

cultural situations. Parents can re-

bodies, it’s important for them to

“Some data suggests that an early

quest their child be removed from

understand how their bodies grow

onset of puberty may be associ-

the class during this education to

and change.

ated with a higher risk of breast

participate in a different activity

cancer as well as depression,” says

if they’re uncomfortable with the

Gordon. Early puberty may cause

curriculum. “And some parents

short stature when the bone age

do,” says Wittrock. This does the

advances prematurely triggering

child a disservice.

the growth plates to fuse.

Not knowing or understanding

She cautions that it can be

what’s happening is where the

difficult for “early bloomers” who

emotional distress and anxiety is

IT CAN BE CONFUSING AND

RANDOM ERECTIONS IF NO

ABOUT PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT.

child is below the age range that is considered normal and appears to

OK, too scared to talk to someone

child begins puberty on the young

a cause.” African American and Latino children are also more

encyclopedia to make sure he was

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

lotions on their children, but the

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EARLY ONSET PUBERTY

“Where Every Family Matters.”

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer and mother of three. Like her on Facebook at facebook.com/WriterBonnie for her latest articles, trusted parenting tips and more. *Children’s names were changed to protect their identity.


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The two departments teamed

natural aids for delivery.

rooms include a kitchenette and a

up to bring the J-Tip, a needle-

In addition, Mercy Health

family room, which are designed

free injection system that allows

offers natural childbirth classes,

to let a family stay in one place

staff to comfortably insert IVs,

tours and instruction on the

from labor to discharge.

midlines and PICCs.

equipment for parents-to-be.

Amenities like an expedited

The J-Tip uses CO2 gas to inject

The Family Birthing Center has

emergency option called Express

a small stream of liquid Lidocaine,

nine LDR rooms, private post-

Care, spacious rooms, hydro

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partum rooms, two dedicated

showers for expectant moms and

delivers anesthesia in less than

C-section rooms for mother/baby

tech-enabled family lounges are

a second and keeps kids from

bonding, a Level II Special Care

also on the roster.

feeling needle sticks. The J-Tip is

Nursery with two family suites, a

used on patients ages 2 years and

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who have unmanaged pain during a needle stick can be fearful of future shots and experience them as even more painful. “We’re always trying to think of ways to optimize the outcome of vascular access insertions,” says Darcy Doellman, RN, Clinical Manager of the Vascular Access Team.

opened a natural birthing suite in the West Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. The new suite includes the latest natural birth tools, including the only Swedish birthing chair in Cincinnati. Expecting moms can choose from a range of options like hydrotherapy, aroma therapy, music therapy and other

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ners also treats trauma-related

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moms receive the benefit of com-

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injuries like disfiguring dog bites.

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who used substances during their

the midwives encourage natural

provided to both dads and dads-

pregnancy, Safe Sleep, and more.

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array of childbirth and infant care classes is a new program on Natural Childbirth with accompanying natural birthing suites that include peanut balls, birthing ball chairs and tubs. In addition, St. Elizabeth offers certified nurse midwives, a Level III NICU,

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2018 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs & After-School Activities ARTS

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The Mad Potter Madeira

Abrakadoodle Summer Art Camps

Multiple locations in Greater Cincinnati 513-297-5655 Abrakadoodle offers summer camps and camps during school breaks. Our camps include art lessons, music, games, crafts, and more for children ages 3 - 12.

Arts & Creativities

7010 Miami Ave Cincinati 513-272-1500 artsandcreativities.com The city’s best Sewing & Fashion Design Camps! Plus: Harry Potter, Designing for Your American Girl Doll, and Garden, Cook & Create. Creativities is a special, loving place.

ArtsConnect Kids Camp

9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati 513-522-2108 theartsconnect.us/camps Your kids are empowered to make a difference through their art with a summer packed full of imaginative, creative and fulfilling art projects.

Art Workshop

3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park 513-406-4009 theartworkshopinc.net We have the best summer art camps! What makes them great? Wide variety of camps and mediums are explored, each student has their own pottery wheel, certified art educators, 6:1 teacher student ratio, before- and after-care and a convenient location. Every week is something new and exciting. Seriously, the kids don’t want to leave!

Mason Dance Center

600-B Reading Road, Mason 513-398-0353 masondance.com 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. We offer one day and mix-and-match camps. Summer camps forming soon – sign up now!

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!

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati 513-241-0343 taftmuseum.org Summer art day camps offer fun, hands-on studios creating art with experienced instructors. Each weeklong session ends with a show for family and friends.

Tippi Toes

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati 513-569-8080 thechildrenstheatre.com • info@thechildrenstheatre.com Join TCT for our one week long, themed summer camps! Sessions for 6-7yr olds, 8-10 yr olds at our facility on Red Bank Rd. Register online!

Camp Art Academy

Held at Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati 513-562-8748 artacademy.edu/com-ed/summer-art-camp/summer-art-camp.php • commed@artacademy.edu Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Camp Art Academy offers kids ages 5 - 12 six unique weeks of art camp programs! Balancing technical instruction with freedom of self-expression, Camp Art Academy’s curriculum includes fundamental visual art skill building activities, two and three dimensional hands-on experiences, top-notch guest artists and creative problem solving with lots of fun!

Cheers To Art

7700 Camargo Road, Madeira 513-271-2793 cheerstoart.com Join Cheers to Art this summer for our week-long camps featuring awesome themes and loads of fun! We will create amazing art through acrylic painting on canvas and wood, crafting, and more. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Cincinanti Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org/summercamp 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. Convenient before and after care available. Call or visit our website to register

Cincinnati Ballet Kids Dance Camp

1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati 513-562-1111 cballet.org/academy • cbacademy@cballet.org Students ages 4 - 8 explore the “Summer of Magic” as they dance their way through the enchanted stories of Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.

Cincinnati Boyschoir Camp

Fifth-Third Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 639 Main S., Cincinnati 513-396-7664 cincinnatiboychoir.org/camp The Cincinnati Boychoir’s week-long, half-day summer camp gives music-loving boys entering grades 2 - 6 the opportunity to explore the world through music. Campers will experience other countries through music, games, drum circles, dance, and more! Camps are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jun. 25 - 29. Price: $199. More info and registration on our website.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati 513-421-3888 cincyplay.com Summer of Stories! Our one-week Summer Theatre Camps offer five exciting courses that are influenced by a unique, book-based theme. Courses and theme vary by week. Three-week Performance Academy is for the theatre enthusiast who wants to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. No auditions necessary!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Theatre Summer Camp

1195 Elm St., Cincinnati 513-381-2273 cincyshakes.com/summercamp Cincinnati Shakespeare Theatre Camp is a drama camp for students in grades 1 - 12 who want to learn more about the art of theatre – and have fun! Six weeks available for all!

My Nose Turns Red Circus Arts Classes

7754 Camargo Road, Madeira 513-561-1888 madpottercincinnati.com 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 options to be announced soon!

Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road, Cincinnati 859-581-7100 Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash mynoseturnsred.org • rednose@fuse.net Our 21st year! Skills taught include unicycle, German wheel, tight wire, rolling globe, juggling, Chinese yo yo, hooping, and more for ages 7 - 18. Circus Fun classes for ages 4 - 7. My Nose Turns Red is the area’s only non-profit dedicated to youth circus.

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’s self-esteem. Open enrollment throughout the year – it’s never too late to join!

West Chester Academy Music, Dance, Gymnastics

8107 Market Place Drive, West Chester 513-829-2345 westchesteracademy.com From a child’s very first lesson to the experienced adult, West Chester Academy has something for everyone in music, dance, and gymnastics. Located in West Chester, we specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. We have camps for all ages.

EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT Bethany School

555 Albion Ave., Glendale 513-771-7462 bethanyschool.org 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.

Children’s Meeting House

927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 513-683-4757 cmhschool.com CMH summer camps offer children a great opportunity to extend their learning while having fun on campus. We have a variety of arts, crafts, nature exploration, science activities, and more for children ages 3 - 12. Camp dates are Jun. 18, Jun. 25, Jul. 16, and Jul. 23. Visit our website for more details.

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati 513-287-7000 cincymuseum.org/programs/museum-camp Summer is coming! Cincinnati Museum Center program specialists have designed over 50 days of camps from May 29 - Aug. 10 that fit your schedule and your kids’ interests. From favorites like Harry Potter and Star Wars to Crazy Chemistry and Messy Science. Find a full schedule of camps on our website.

Great Oaks Career Camps

greatoaks.com/camp 513-771-8840 Choose from digital arts, cooking, construction, healthcare, animal science, automotive, and more. For kids entering grades 9 or 10 from Great Oaks affiliated school districts.

Kiddie Academy of Mason

6202 Snider Road, Mason 513-234-0699 8178 Highland Point, West Chester 513-847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/mason 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.

Magnified Giving – Camp Give

9940 Reading Road, Evendale 513-733-9727 magnifiedgiving.org/camp Camp Give: A day camp teaching your camper to use their time and talents to become young philanthropists. Visit our website fore more information. 2018 focus: Childhood Hunger.

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2018 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs & After-School Activities Montessori Academy of Cincinnati

8293 Duke Boulevard, Mason 513-398-7773 montacademy.org We offer art, computer, music, physical education, Spanish, and science enrichment programs. We also host summer camp with a focus on STEM, adventure, arts, and more!

Royalmont Academy

200 Northcrest Drive, Mason 513-745-0555 royalmont.org Private preK - grade 12 Catholic school located in Mason. The school is located within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Royalmont is divided into a half-day and all-day preschool, a K - 8 division, and the Royalmont Academy Classical Preparatory High School.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

myy.org 513-362-9622 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.

Cincinnati Parks’ Summer Nature Day Camps

Multiple Park Locations cincinnatiparks.com Voted Best Day Camp in 2017, we offer great value in educational and outdoor fun for ages 3 - 14! Hikes, crafts, live animal encounters, active games, and other engaging, hands-on activities occur daily. Fees $50-$85 weekly. There are still spots left but they may be gone before June! Register on our website.

CincyNature Camp

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 cincynature.org • registrar@cincynature.org Cincy Nature Camps at Cincinnati Nature Center are a fun way for kids, ages 1 - 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.

Great Parks of Hamilton County Summer Day Camps

greatparks.org 513-521-7275 Camps for children ages 2 - 17. Campers will explore nature with two-day to week-long nature, adventure, farm, fishing, and horse camps. Online registration is open. Get early bird discount pricing through Mar. 31. For details, visit our website.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Classroom Antics Tech Camps

Multiple Locations 800-595-3776 classroomantics.com/cincinnati-summer-camps/ Kids age 7 - 14 LEARN what they LOVE in Tech Camp by designing video games, creating stop-motion movies, producing videos, coding programs, modding Minecraft, or engineering LEGO robots. These affordable week-long day camps are in Anderson, Blue Ash, Cheviot-Bridgetown, Liberty Twp-West Chester, Madeira, Mason, Newtown-Mariemont, Springboro, and Wyoming.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp

University of Cincinnati, 812 Rhodes Hall, Cincinnati 513-556-4461 eecs.ceas.uc.edu/alumni-outreach/summer-camp • ralescal@ucmail.uc.edu Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp provides high school students with a fun introduction to the fields of engineering and computer science. Camp activities will take place in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Jun. 11 - 22. Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

First Unitarian Church

536 Linton St., Cincinnati 513-281-1564 firstu.church We invite your child to travel back in time and put Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic principles to use in order to save the world! With a mixture of live action role play, real world science experiments, inventing, and social activism, STEAMpunk summer camp is bound to be fun and have something for everyone! Visit the family programming section of our website for more information and to register.

iD Tech Camps

Held at Xavier, OSU, Case Western Reserve, MIT and other locations 844-788-1858 idtech.com iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer STEM program for ages 7 - 18 held at 150 prestigious universities including Xavier, OSU, Butler, MIT, Harvard, and University of Louisville-Shelby Campus. With world-class instructors and innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, our programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future.

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. Multiple Locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky 859-462-3340 sciencematters.tv • rollin@sciencematters.tv Space – The Final Frontier, Outrageous Invention Convention, Science Matters Maker Space - Stem Camps. STEM summer camps are hands-on and exciting with fun science and critical thinking projects, camp games, and songs. Where STEM and fun are one! It’s the “Best Summer Camp Ever.” Camps are held Jun. 11 - Aug. 6. Ages 5 - 11. Half- and full-day options.

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docere4parents.org 513-550-5394 Launch your child’s summer with hands-on, fun STEAM experiences! Kitchen chemistry, forensics, and robotics are just some of the camp topics they’ll explore. Register on our website.

STEMs for Youth

stemsforyouth.org - info@stemsforyouth.org 513-774-8545 At STEMs for Youth summer camps, your child will discover the power of technology and math through hands-on, creative activities. Learn real-world skills like programming, teamwork and problem-solving by having fun with activities like LEGO Robotics, Minecraft Modding, Minecraft Adventures, Wearable Technology, or App Development!

SPORTS/FITNESS Full Throttle Indoor Karting

11725 Commons Dr., Springdale gofullthrottle.com • info@gofullthrottle.com Speed Camp - Learn to Race! Ages 8 - 15. Week-long camp, $300 per person. Day Camp, $75.

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Master K. Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

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STEAM Mania Camp

8257 Arbor Square Drive, Mason 513-847-4626 tkdworldclass.com World Class Tae Kwon Do offers a fun, safe, and educational summer camp for children ages 4 - 12. Campers will enjoy a wide range of age-appropriate activities including games, arts and crafts, field trips, sports, along with professional Tae Kwon Do instruction.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp at the J, Mayerson JCC

8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati 513-761-7500 mayersonjcc.org From swim lessons and archery, to arts and crafts, Camp at the J provides great social, educational, and cultural opportunities that foster friendships and feature all the good, old-fashioned fun that has made camp a summertime staple for kids. In addition to traditional activities such as sports and field trips, Camp at the J incorporates value-based learning and offers enrichment programs to build skills in areas such as science, nature, art, and more.

Camp Chabad

2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati 513-731-5111 campchabad.org A camp that has it all! From Jun. 25 - Aug. 3, children ages 2 - 13 yrs. years enjoy sports, nature, art, music, character growth, field trips, and swimming lessons. Using 200,000 sq. ft. of unmatched fun! Nurturing, dedicated staff. Mix-and-match your weeks or sign up for all six weeks. Lunch and transportation included. ACA accredited. Cincinnati’s premier Jewish day camp. Kiddie Campers enjoy soccer shots, music, pony rides, tiny tennis, gymnastics, story time, crafts, swimming lessons, and lunch. The only full-day Jewish preschool camp in Cincinnati!

Camp Livingston

8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati 513-793-5554 camplivinston.com Offering an unmatched summer experience for children and teens since 1920. Just 60 miles from Cincinnati, Camp Livingston has provided a safe and nurturing environment where campers gain confidence, self-esteem, and form lifelong friendships. Camp Livingston is a fun Jewish overnight camp experience like no other! Programs for campers entering grades 2-12. Multiple session length choices. Scholarships available. Family Camp Weekend: Jun. 1 - 3.

Champions Summer Camps

Multiple Locations in Cincinnati 513-620-2838 discoverchampions.com • rjohnson@klcorp.com Explore! Learn! Play! A full-time camp with local field trips and fun themes to explore so magic moments happen daily. Visit our websitefor more information.

Falcon Camp

4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton 800-837-2267 falconcamp.com • info@falconcamp.com Widely recognized as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959. Beautiful lakefront setting with wide range of activities. Boys and girls ages 6 - 16 choose their own schedule within general framework, separate activities with planned co-ed events. 1:4 staff/ camper ratio. Most of all, it’s a great time! ACA accredited, many references.

Greenacres Summer Camps

8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati 513-891-4227 green-acres.org • camps@green-acres.org Arts, aquatic adventures, environment, equine, food or garden… Greenacres has a camp for every child! Each Greenacres summer camp is led by of our caring and professional staff who strive to give campers memories and experiences to cherish for a lifetime. Log onto our website for more information or to register.

Kids First Sports Center – Camp-A-Palooza

7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-489-7575 kidsfirstsports.com • msmith@kidsfirstsports.com Campers at Kids First get the very best! 108,000 square feet 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 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.

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MARCH

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DISNEY ON ICE LOOK FOR THE EGG TO FIND EASTER-RELATED ACTIVITIES

MARCH 8 - 11

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice skates into town for a three-day engagement. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway Street; 7 p.m. March 8 - 10; plus 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 10; 1 and 5 p.m. March 11. Tickets start at $13. Visit usbankarena.com. cincinnatifamilymagazine.com • nkyfamily.com

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Thu 1

IN LIKE A LION, OUT LIKE A LAMB

Visit the Augspurger House and explore early spring on the farm with crafts, activities and a visit with the animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

MAPLE SUGAR

Explore the process required to turn sap into everyone’s favorite pancake topping. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Wed - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, through March 11. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; $2 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

SPRING SHOW AT THE KROHN

The Krohn Conservatory kicks off their spring show, A Garden of Pure Imagination, with a show room blossoming with vivid colors of cherry, lemon, grape, orange, blue raspberry and sour apple. The candy-inspired exhibit includes vibrant tulips, cheerful daffodils, fluffy hydrangeas and more, all to make you feel like you’re inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue - Sun (closed Mondays), through March 11. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $4 adults, $2 ages 4 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Join Miss Alicia for stories and fun, then stick around for ManaBabies with your littlest readers. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road,; 10 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

THE BIG GIANT PURIM JUMP

Grab your costume and Hamantash and get ready to jump and dance. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome. Get Air West Chester, 7106 Office Park Drive; 6 p.m.; please see website for prices; jdiscovery.com/ purimjump.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: GLENN KAINO ART

Learn about the artist Glenn Kaino and create some art inspired by his work, then enjoy some kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FIND MARCH EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: LED LIGHT PATTERNS

Teens are invited to learn about simple circuits and experiment with LED lights and found objects to design light-up wearable art and glowing paper lanterns. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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Sat 3

CHANGING HANDS SALE

Peruse gently used children’s clothes, toys, games, books, equipment and more. Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $1 admission; changinghandssale.com.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES

FREE MANABEBES

Join a fun intro to Spanish with rhymes, songs and fun with ages 0 - 1. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Fri in March; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

FREE MANATOTS

Bring the littles for stories on the LePage Stage. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Wed, Fri and Sat in March; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Drop in to enjoy the park after dark and celebrate all things space! Walk along a scale model of the solar system, launch water-powered rockets, explore the constellations in a pop-up planetarium and more! Some activities available for a small fee. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 7 - 9 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.

PRINCESS NIGHT

Join the Cyclones for a magical night featuring some of your children’s favorite princesses on the concourse before and during the game against the Indianapolis Fuel. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway; 7:30 p.m.; please visit web site for price; usbankarena.com.

FREE READ ACROSS AMERICA

Celebrate Read Across America Day with blue manatee and enjoy stories that span the country. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE STORY TIME

Join a storytime full of songs, favorite children’s books and more. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Mon, Wed and Fri, and 11 a.m. Sat in March; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

Take a docent-led interactive tour with fun facts and hands-on activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Sat in March; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAY: MY HOMETOWN

Learn what makes Cincinnati so unique and diverse with performances, scavenger hunts, tours, and art activities for the whole family. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE PUBLIC SPANISH TOUR

Explore the CAM en espanol as a Spanish speaking docent guides you through the galleries -- open to native speakers and those learning the language. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 1 p.m.; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE SCALE MODEL EXPO

Check out operating steam and gas engines, 1/6 scale figures and dioramas, live steam locomotives, and models of boats, planes, and military items. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. March 3, 12 - 4 p.m. March 4; 513898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction. com.

Sun 4

ABC’S OF FARM LIFE

Learn about items on the farm that start with the letters F - J, then visit with the animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES: ART STOP

Explore some “touchable” art objects with guidance from a docent at interactive stations in the galleries. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Sun in March; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Mon 5

FREE BEE HAPPY

Wump Mucket Puppets gives audiences a fun lesson in the importance of bees, and how we can help them as we meet The Queen Bee, Princess G’Wizzi and more fun characters. Hyde Park Branch Library, 2747 Erie Ave.; 6 p.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

Tue 6

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS

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FREE KRISTEN SIMMONS PRESENTS PACIFICA

Five hundred lottery winners will be the first to leave their polluted, dilapidated homes behind and start a new life on an island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt. The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise. She’s a pirate like her father, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred going? Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE MANATOTZZZ

Enjoy great books, sweet songs and easy laughs. Sleepy Bee Cafe, 3098 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Tue in March; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

Wed 7

CSO/CYSO SIDE BY SIDE

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra combines forces with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform a side-by-side concert featuring the brightest of tomorrow’s talents with their mentors. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 10:30 a.m.; $4 ages 12 and younger, $10 adults; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

FREE REC READS

Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed stories, songs and activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wed in March; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Thu 8

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ON ICE

Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 29.

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daily listings THURSDAY ART PLAY: MIRROR IMAGES

Ages 3 - 6 and their caregivers experiment with light and reflection, inspired by the CAC’s mirrored works of art. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: PHOTO STICKERS

Teens will get a crash course on creating photo stickers using simple image transfer techniques, then design their own street art inspired stickers. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 9

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

How to top the drama of Ride of the Valkyries, the pulse of a Sousa march, or the terror of the Jaws theme? Bring in Cirque de la Symphonie and experience high-flying heroics paired with epic music. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 8 p.m. March 9 - 10, 2 p.m. March 11; children’s tickets start at $15, adult tickets start at $25; 513-3813300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY

CA R O L A N N ’S

C AR O U S E L in Bloom

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Welcome to Pirate School, a madcap, one-man family show that allows kids to live out their dreams of being a pirate. Professor Billy Bones does his best to teach the finer points of mischief and how to be a good pirate in this zany show that will have everyone taking part in a grandiose sea-battle for their final exam. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Ave., Hamilton; 7:30 p.m.; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; 513-863-8873 or fittoncenter.org.

FREE MUSICAL P.E. DANCE PARTY & SING ALONG

Join local musician Jennifer Ellis for dancing, singing, bubbles and fresh snacks. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 11349 Montgomery Road; 10:30 a.m.; jenniferellismusic.com.

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FREE ALL ABOUT DEAF KIDS FAIR

Bring the gang, hearing and non-hearing alike, for a fun-filled day of play and learning. Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave.; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; deafinstitute.org.

FREE CINCINNATI ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Head downtown for a St. Patrick’s Day parade full of floats, Irish dancing, music and fun. Central Avenue and Mehring Way; 12 p.m.; cincystpatsparade.com.

CINCINNATI TWINS CONSIGNMENT SALE

Shop everything from strollers to potty seats, books, toys, clothes and more. Cincinnati Twins Club, Loveland Middle School, 801 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; $1 admission; facebook. com/nemotmcsale/.

EMERALD MILES 5K

Join a fun 5K run that supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s services of counseling, support, education, camps for youth and more. Newport on the Levee; 9 a.m.; $25 - $40; epilepsy-ohio.org.

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Check out a consignment sale for babies through teens. First Baptist Church of Milford, 751 Loveland Miamiville Road, Loveland; 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $1 admission; facebook.com/ mccormickfeatherthenest.

FREE LLAMA LLAMA PAJAMARAMA

Join a special pajama party story time — come in your PJs for stories about Llama

FIND MARCH EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. Llama. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth. com.

MADCAP PUPPET SHOW

Madcap Puppets presents The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack in this fun whodunit for all ages. Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place; 11 a.m. March 10, 1 p.m. March 11; $8; madcappuppets.com.

OHIO VALLEY WOODTURNERS DEMO

The Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild will show their skills with an exhibit of finished pieces and live demos of worksin-progress. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE REPAIR FAIR CINCY

Bring your broken household items and learn how to repair them instead of sending them to the landfill. Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center, 5915 Ridge Road, Cincinnati; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513946-7766 or hamiltoncountyrecycles. org/residents/reuse/repair_fair_cincy.

SHABBAT MINYAN AND KIDDUSH LUNCH

Enjoy an inspirational service in Hebrew and English, singing, dancing, and a children’s program. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 9:30 a.m. March 10 and 24; please see web site for prices; jdiscovery.com.

Sun 11

2ND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOWTIME

This performance from Wump Mucket Puppets features two new skits starring Coleman the Sasquatch, Unka Unka, and Space Princess G’Wizzi, all who visit the Queen Bee to learn how bees help us, and how we can help them. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 2 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 0 12; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts. org.

FREE AUTHOR STORY TIME

Author Elise Broach will share her new picture book, My Pet Wants a Pet. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SPOTLIGHT

AVANT-GARDE ART & CRAFT SHOW

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Tuesday, March 6

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Check out vendors offering unique, handmade items, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Dragonfly Foundation. Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center, 902 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $3, free ages 12 and younger; avantgardeshows.com.

KIDS IN ACTION: MASTER CHEF

Ages 6 - 12 learn to make traditional chocolate rougelach and cheese Blintzes. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd.,

“Where Every Family Matters.”

Mason; 2 - 4 p.m.; please see web site for prices; jdiscovery.com.

Mon 12

FREE BIG KID STORY TIME

blue manatee’s Erin Barker will read aloud from A Wrinkle in Time for ages 8 and older. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Tue 13

FREE THE ADVENTURE OF CIVILITY

Christ Church Cathedral presents Krista Tippet, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author, who will speak on creating conversations we want to hear, and how communities of faith bring wisdom. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th St.; 7 - 9 p.m.; free, but ticket is required; cincinnaticathedral.com.

THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT

The break-out star from the best-selling magic show The Illusionists brings his unique brand of magic to the stage in a performance full of magic, comedy, and music ideal for the entire family. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 7:30 p.m.; $35 $55; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts. org.

Wed 14 BUNNY TIME

Hop on over to learn about everyone’s favorite long-eared garden friend, and meet Mr. Lilly up close! Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wed - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, March 14 - 25. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; $2 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.

Thu 15

RAISING MINDFUL CHILDREN

Psychologist, coach and author Ryan Niemiec discusses how parents can best understand and utilize a mindfulbased strengths practice for their family. Mayerson Academy Interactive Learning Center, 2650 Highland Ave.; 6 p.m.; $25; 513-475-4100 or raising-positivechildren.eventbrite.com.

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It’s a tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz with one show-stopping tune after another in this multiple awardwinning Broadway production. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; March 20 – 25; tickets start at $30; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

GUYS AND DOLLS

Set in New York City, this oddball romantic comedy features a gambler trying to find the cash for a craps game while eluding the cops and keeping his fiancée of 14 years happy. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; Feb. 15 – March 11; $29 adults, $26 seniors, students and children; 513-2416550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life was a global phenomenon. The students of CCM bring the iconic 1970s rock score to life in this production. Patricia Corbett Theater, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Corry Street; 8 p.m. March 1, 2, 3 and 2 p.m. March 3 and 4; $31 - $35 general, $22 - $25 students, $18 - $21 UC students; 513-556-4186 or ccm.uc.edu.

THE LION KING JR.

Kids in the Spotlight presents this heart-warming tale of the African Savannah and its inhabitants Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Dr.; 7 p.m. March 23 – 24, 2 p.m. March 25; $7 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; 513-867-5348 or Fairfield-city.org.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

When the park is dark, your flashlight will be your guide! Bring your own flashlight and join in the fun! Egg cartons will be provided for collecting.

WHEN

Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, March 30, 2018 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

WHERE

Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area 810 New London Road Hamilton OH 45013

Elk Creek MetroPark Sebald Park Area 5580 Elk Creek Road Middletown OH 45042

9:30 p.m.: 9- to 12-year-old hunt

PRICE

$5.00 per participant Pre-registration required by March 21st

$5.00 per participant Pre-registration required by March 28th

Participants will hunt for one dozen eggs filled with candy and prizes. Be sure to look out for the golden eggs to redeem for special prizes!

9:00 p.m.: 3- to 5-year-old hunt 9:15 p.m.: 6- to 8-year-old hunt, 9:45 p.m.: Family Hunt (if you have multiple aged children that want to participate together)

513.867.5835 | YourMetroParks.net Motor Vehicle Permit Required. FREE to Butler County Residents. Non-Residents $5/daily or $10/annually.

MARIE AND ROSETTA

Two gospel singers share their life stories in an inspiring evening of roof-raising music. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; March 3 – 31; please see site for prices; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay. com.

MARY POPPINS

Acting Up of Mason presents this tale based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Mary Poppins, nanny extraordinaire, meets the troubled Banks family in England in 1910, and before you know, she has enchanted them all and teaches them a valuable lesson about family. Mason Middle School Theater, 6370 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason; March 16 – 18; $12; actingup.com.

THE MUSIC MAN

Cincinnati Christian Schools presents this classic tale of a fast-talking salesman as he cons people into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band. But his plans are foiled when the town’s librarian catches his eye. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 7 p.m. March 16, 1 and 7 p.m. March 17; $20; 513621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like Celebrate the life and legacy of Mister Rogers with a new PBS special.

March 3 at 6:30pm on CET March 6 at 8pm on CET

POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL

Eight-year-old Lily’s quest for acceptance seems hopeless until she meets a shy boy whose curiosity for her polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected friendship. Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers, this tale is a fun lesson about acceptance for all. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road; through March 25, please see web site for a complete schedule of performances; $20; thechildrenstheatre.com.

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Learn about raindrops, clouds and rainbows then create colorful rainbow crowns, necklaces and an umbrella painting. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

WHO EATS A 4-LEAF CLOVER?

Find out as you help build a trap for a leprechaun, enjoy a snack, and visit the farm animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: SELFIE PORTRAITS

Create selfie sculptures using styrofoam head models and experiment with mirrors and transparent paper. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 16

FREE RON PURDON QUINTET

Enjoy live jazz and swing standards this evening. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

Sat 17

CAROUSEL IN BLOOM

Head to Carol Ann’s Carousel to welcome the arrival of spring! Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 W. Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; please see site for ride ticket info; 513-381-3756 or cincinnatiparks.com.

LEPRECHAUN HOMES

Stop in for directions to a secret site, then help build homes for fairies, gnomes and leprechauns using natural materials. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 - 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.

FREE MAKERSPACE: THE ART OF ILLUSION

Much of artist Glenn Kaino’s work explores how art can overlap with other fields — like taxidermy, culinary arts and magic. Learn the art and science behind illusion, and make a little magic of your own! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 1 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FIND MARCH EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. PRINCESS EXPRESS

Hop aboard for a round-trip train ride with a princess, where you can enjoy balloon artists, become an honorary princess, get a magic wand and tiara and more. Train departs at 10 a.m., 12:45, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon; $22 adults, $18 seniors and ages 2 - 16, free ages 1 and younger; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

Join a festive 5K/10K race and community block party to support Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty. The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive; 9 a.m.; please visit web site for price; theshamrockshuffle.com.

FREE SIGN LANGUAGE STORYTIME

Bring your little one to learn simple signs through songs and stories. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE ST. PATRICK’S DAY STORY TIME

Join Miss Caitlin for St. Patrick’s Day books and crafts. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-9127860 or josephbeth.com.

THE CASE OF THE KIDNAPPED BACKPACK

Madcap Puppets is on the case when a backpack goes missing — or was it stolen? Everyone is a suspect in this hilarious who-dunit for all ages. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 11 a.m., 1 p.m.; $8; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

Sun 18

CELEBRATE YOUTH

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special concert. Corbett Auditorium, CCM, University of Cincinnati Campus, Corry Blvd.; 5 p.m.; $15 general, $10 students, free UC students; 513-5564183 or ccm.uc.edu.

ESCAPE FROM EGYPT

Take a trip back in time and practice your escape skills. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 5 p.m.; please see web site for prices; jdiscovery.com.

MADCAP PUPPET SHOW

Theater, 1404 Main St.; 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; $8; madcappuppets.com.

PANCAKES IN THE WOODS

Celebrate the maple season with a pancake breakfast served up by celebrity chefs, then learn about the process of maple sugaring with ongoing activities and demos. Breakfast seatings are first come, first served. All proceeds benefit California Woods and Magrish Riverland Preserves. California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave.; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; suggested donation of $7 per person; 513-231-8678 or cincinnatiparks.com.

RHEA LANA’S CONSIGNMENT EVENT

Peruse gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, equipment, books and more in this semi-annual sale. Tri County Commons, 720 West Kemper Road; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. March 18, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. March 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. March 20, see web site for additional dates; northcincinnati.rhealana.com.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY

Have a blooming good time on the first day of Spring. Learn about the tools a painter uses at the Art Cart, and create your own springtime craft to take home. Wump Mucket Puppets performs at 2 p.m. and will have you laughing and looking forward to the return of flowers and bees. At 3 p.m., meet animals from Sunrock Farm. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

Mon 19

FREE AUTHOR PRESENTATION

Based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth. com.

FREE AUTHOR STORY TIME

Author Brian Wray shares his book, Unraveling Rose, the story of a pink stuffed bunny who just can’t forget the loose string hanging from her arm in a tale of how impulsive and obsessive thoughts get in the way of every day life. Story time will be followed by a craft. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Madcap Puppets presents The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack in a fun whodunit for all ages. Woodward

“Where Every Family Matters.”

Tue 20

FREE CMC AT BLUE MANATEE

Friends from Cincinnati Museum Center will bring a variety of materials for preschoolers to explore, and be sure to stick around for the Dance Party! blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

TOT TUESDAY: KITES

Celebrate the kite rite of spring in a high-flying program for toddlers and their caregivers. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 a.m.; $1 craft fee plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

Wed 21

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Thu 22

NESTING WREATHS

Learn about the materials used for a nesting wreath, then make one to share with the farm animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: LOOSE PARTS PLAY ART

Learn about the newest addition to the CAC, Please Play, then experiment with loose parts, create art from recycled materials and get lots of playtime! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: POST IT NOTE ART

Who knew office supplies could be fun? Experiment with the process of post-it note mosaics as you crate large, pixelated mosaic images using simple sticky squares. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

Fri 23

FLORENCE KIDS’ SALE

Shop gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, furniture and more. Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence; 4 - 9 p.m. March 23, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. March 24; florencekidssale.tripod.com.


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FIND MARCH EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. FREE MUSICAL P.E. DANCE PARTY & SING ALONG

Join local musician Jennifer Ellis for dancing, singing, bubbles and fresh snacks. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 82 Carothers Road, Newport; 10:30 a.m.; jenniferellismusic.com.

Sat 24

ANYTHING FOR KIDS SALE

Check out bargain prices on gently used clothing from preemies to teens, along with toys, equipment and more, in this sale hosted by West Chester Mothers of Twins & More Club. Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Lane; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $1 admission; facebook.com/ events/129730441004089.

FREE AUTISM FAMILY EXPLORATION

Families with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities are invited to explore the CAM in a comfortable environment during a special tour. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr.; 9 - 11 a.m.; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS

Hop aboard for a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Kids get a special gift and can join an Easter egg hunt. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m. (no 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. departure on April 7), March 24, 25, 30 and 31, and April 7. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; $18 adults, $16 seniors and ages 2 - 16, $10 infants (free for infants with no egg hunt); 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

FREE EASTER CELEBRATION

Bring the kids for an Easter story time, then join a store-wide Easter egg hunt. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: SHADOWS AND ILLUSIONS

The artist Glenn Kaino turns magical illusions into art! Create some illusions of your own with the help of a special magician from Cincinnati Circus. Then experiment with invisible paint, construct large mosaics out of playing cards and design magic wands inspired by Kaino’s Wands Bygone series. The Mini Microcinema will join in from 1 - 2 p.m. with a collection of illusion inspired short films for children playing in the UnMuseum. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

OCIN EGG ORIENTEERING

Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. to learn this fun sport with courses ranging in difficulty including a beginner’s course with baskets of Easter eggs at each checkpoint for children to collect. Also at Forest Run MetroPark (1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton) on March 31 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Governor Bebb MetroPark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $4 children, $7 OCIN members, $10 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.

THE AMAZING RACE

See if you have what it takes to complete this around-the-park family adventure! Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 12 - 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.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FORT BUILDING

Stop by the Nature PlayScape to learn the principles of free-standing fort building -- choose the right wood and materials for the job and get started! Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-8311711 or cincynature.org.

Sun 25

DOG GONE BONE HUNT

Bring your pooch for an egg hunt designed just for them! Plastic eggs filled with doggie treats will decorate the park, then visit with dog-friendly vendors, check out an obstacle course and more. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 12 - 4 p.m.; $6 per dog ($5 before March 18) 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.

EARTHY EGG ART

Paint your own wooden egg masterpiece with natural earth paints. For ages 5 and older. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 2 p.m.; $4 per egg (limit one per person) 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 26

FREE MAMMAL MANIA MONDAY

Stop by the Nature Center to learn about mammals with self-guided activities and live animal encounters at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend Road; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-761-4313 or cincinnatiparks.com.

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FREE WEE WEDNESDAY: BIG CITIES

Preschoolers and their parents are invited for learning stations in the galleries, stories, and an art project that will teach all about our own neighborhoods. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Thu 29

THURSDAY ART PLAY: LUNAR ART

Join a moon-themed Art Play inspired by Glenn Kaino’s work -- make galaxy globes, experiment with glow-in-the-dark moon paint, and create constellation collages. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

WHAT IS AN EASTER EGGER?

Explore the life cycle of Easter Eggers through activities, crafts and a snack. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: WOODEN BUTTONS

Design hand-painted wooden pins for your clothing or backpacks, and create key rings and necklaces with geometric wooden beads. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

FREE YOUNG ARTISTS AT WORK

This exhibit features the exceptionally talented young artists of Fairview-Clifton German Language and Annunciation. Curated by their art teachers, the exhibit showcases work from students of all

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ages in a wide range of media and will remain on display through April 14. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

Fri 30

FREE BOOKSTORE EGG HUNT

Ages 5 and younger can join an Easter egg hunt after the traditional Friday storytime. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-3968960 or josephbeth.com.

SPRING BREAK FUN

Stop by the Nature PlayScape to design fairy and gnome houses out of natural materials. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 3 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

Sat 31 BLUE MOON

The second of two full moons in the same month is called a Blue Moon, although it doesn’t actually turn blue. Bring the family to watch a Moonrise and star gaze through the historic telescopes (weather permitting), and bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening outside. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place; 8 - 10 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children; 513-3215186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

MUNCHKIN MADNESS

Stop in to visit the Easter Bunny during Munchkin Madness and receive a prize-filled egg. Bring your camera for photos, as the Bunny might just join in on some laser tag fun. Also at the Erlanger location (1335 Donaldson Road; 859-371-5729). Lazer Kraze, 7082 Columbia Road, Maineville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; please visit web site for price; 513-339-1030 or lazerkraze. com.

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