Photographers and their tripods are welcome this evening to get great shots of the butterflies after hours. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. April 16, 23 and 30; $12 (includes unlimited admission pin); 513-421-5707 or butterflyshow.com.
BIG WEEK OF BIRDING REFRESHER
Novice birders and those who need a refresher are invited to this indoor program to get ready for the upcoming Big Week of Birding. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; a valid MetroParks motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.
Flowers come in a rainbow of colors and more shapes than we can count. Learn the parts of a flower and then make a piece of art. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, April 17 - 29. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens,
FIND APRIL EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. 10397 Springfield Pike; $5 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.
FREE HAIKU STORY TIME
Today is Haiku Poetry Day, so read stories featuring haiku poems, then write a few of your own. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.
TOT TUESDAYS: BIRDS
Bring the little ones to make a birdfeeder and learn what our feathered friends like to feed on. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 craft fee plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.
FREE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Learn to live a more sustainable life and celebrate Planet Earth. Meet ecofriendly organizations from around the region who share their expertise and resources. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 4 - 7 p.m.; blueash.com.
EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY
See what MetroParks is doing to be in the “green” and learn how to be good stewards of the earth while caring for the garden and 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.
RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN
Acclaimed researcher and author Lucy Hone discusses how parents can build personal resilience for themselves and their children in the final session of the Raising Positive Children series from Mayerson Academy, in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. Mayerson Academy Interactive Learning Center, 2650 Highland Ave.; 6 p.m.; $25; 513475-4100 or raising-positive-children. eventbrite.com.
THURSDAY ART PLAY: GO PLANET! IT’S YOUR EARTH DAY!
Enjoy earth-friendly art making with seed bombs and natural materials, all followed by kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 nonmembers; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.
WEE WONDER ABOUT WEATHER
Ages 3 - 5 use activities, crafts and a story to learn about weather. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m.; $7.50 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.
FREE YOM HAATZMAUT
The J’s Israel Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts, games and more. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 4:30 p.m.; mayersonjcc.org.
SPOTLIGHT EARTH DAY FUN: LIFE UNDER A LOG Sunday, April 22
rab a magnifying glass and explore the mysterious life of critters living in the Nature PlayScape, then make a special creature habitat craft. 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). Call 513-831-1711 or visit cincynature.org. 40
FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: RECORD ART
Celebrate Record Store Day by making art from old album covers and vintage Rolling Stone magazines. Feel free to bring some records of your own to listen to. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.
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FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY
The Lexington Children’s Theatre brings Why Mosquitoes Buzz to the Fitton Center. In this African folktale, learn what happens when Mosquito’s loud mouth causes a jungle catastrophe. 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 BABYWEARING 101
Interested in babywearing but not sure where to start? Join this class for an intro to the benefits of keeping baby close and to check out some basic types of carriers. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.
BEYOND THE FAIRY TALE
The Northern Kentucky Skating Club takes audiences on a journey that leads them beyond the fairy tales for a surprising and delightful performance. Northern Kentucky Ice Center, 2638 Crescent Springs Pike, Erlanger; 3 and 6 p.m. April 21, 1 p.m. April 22; $25 VIP on ice, $15 general seating, $10 students (K - 12) and seniors, free ages 4 and younger; nkyicecenter.com.
FREE CINCINNATI EARTH DAY
Head to Summit Park for a day of fun and games, scavenger hunts, live entertainment and more, all in celebration of Planet Earth. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 12 - 7 p.m.; cincinnatiearthday.com.
CRITTERS ON THE LAWN
Stop by to meet animal ambassadors as they enjoy the outdoors. 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 EARTH DAY AND GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE
Celebrate Earth Day and do your part to keep waste to a minimum by participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Change. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 10 - 11 a.m.; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.
EARTH DAY FUN: STONE STACKING CHALLENGE
Junior engineers and builders are invited to this STEM rock building contest —