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We See the Importance of Regular Vision Screenings From birth until about age 8, a child’s eyes and brain form vital connections. Anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes can slow down or prevent these connections. If that happens, the brain might not fully recognize the images seen by one or both eyes. Then, the brain begins to ignore the images seen by the otherwise healthy eye, and the eye becomes weaker, losing vision strength (acuity). This eye is then referred to as “amblyopic.” Most children with amblyopia won’t complain of vision problems. Over time, they become used to having good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other. Often, a parent or teacher might realize that a child is struggling with a vision problem — maybe noticing crossed eyes, frequent squinting, or tilting the head to see better. Some kids have poor depth perception and trouble seeing in three dimensions. Regular vision screenings by health care providers are an important part of finding any problems in kids.

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Start Here. Go Far. We think the world is moving quickly now, but imagine how fast things will change when this student is ready to make his mark.

And, our after-school programs support working parents while offering students tutoring, character education, fun activities and more.

At Cincinnati Public Schools, our goal is to make sure our youngest students are ready by laying a strong foundation for academic success. Our exceptional, caring teachers lead students through a rigorous curriculum that cultivates reading skills while challenging them to use their creativity and work together to solve problems. Classroom concepts are brought to life through a wide variety of enrichment opportunities.

If you have a child who will be at least five by September 30, 2019, now is the best time to visit your neighborhood school and see all the wonderful resources it has to offer your family. We also have preschool programs available for younger children. To find out how to enroll your child in your neighborhood school, visit cps-k12.org or call 363-0123.

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PUBLISHER Stewart Day EDITOR IN CHIEF Susan Swindell Day EDITOR Amanda Hayward MANAGING EDITOR Kiera Ashford THINGS TO DO/ ASSOCIATE EDITOR Amanda Ciani PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tim Henard DESIGN Ashford and Day ACCOUNT MANAGERS Theresa Cicchinelli Diana Hoffman Kathi Listo DISTRIBUTION Distributech DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jonathan McCormack

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Prioritize your kids.

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Moms share about exercise routines in pregnancy. Also: this month's giveaways!

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cincinnati news

Cincinnati Family strikes gold at the annual PMA conference ... Ways to celebrate Earth Day ... Main Event's new experiences and more.

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Eye exams are important for little ones.

It's high time for getting outside and enjoying the weather. We round up the fun in addition to swim lessons, nature and art.

17 EXPECTING: A MINDFUL & HEALTHY PREGNANCY Stay fit during your pregnancy with regular exercise, plus tips on prenatal classes as well as milestones to watch for when Baby arrives.

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ommy, when can I have a phone?” asks my 7 year old as we patiently sit in Great Clips waiting for his haircut. “Not for awhile Will,” I reply back and continue on with my wise mommy knowledge. “You know, I was 18 when I got my first phone.” His eyes grow five times their size. “What? Why? I wouldn’t have wanted to be around during your time Mommy!” He laughs. I laugh. Not sure if I was laughing because my 7 year old basically called me a dinosaur, or if I find humor in the fact that he already recognizes that not having a phone until you’re 18 is abnormal. It’s crazy how phones and tablets weren’t needed before. What did we do? Times seemed simpler; we made plans in advance, wrote sticky notes and stuck them on the fridge: “Went to grocery! Be home soon!” That seemed to work well. Just a landline and some sticky notes. Technology has consumed our lives. I admit, I panic if I leave my phone at home. It’s not the end of the world, but it feels that way. It’s an essential part of my life! Yes, it has its benefits, and hard to admit, we really do need technology to keep up with this fast-paced life. When our kids see everyone — including their parents — constantly checking their devices, naturally they want to do that too, or, they beg for our undivided attention. Which they should. There is a fine balance between reaping the benefits of a helpful device, and letting it take us away from our family. My stomach turns when I see parents looking down when their child is trying to tell them a story; or when a family is sitting together on their devices. This is when that line gets crossed. There has to be balance. Set ground rules — tablets only on the weekends, or only one hour of tech time per day. Whatever it is, we can control it. We can control the when and why it’s time for our kids to get their first phone — perhaps they are involved with multiple sports and mom or dad work full-time, therefore, they may need a phone for after-school hours and emergencies. Life is flying by; the kids are growing. It’s easy for me to say ‘get off your devices!’ but I’m guilty of over-using, too. Right now I’m at the park with my little girl and I’m putting his phone down to be with her at the park. Set limitations and find balance with this technological world we live in. Our family and kids come first. Enjoy your kids right now!

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FAVE PRENATAL EXERCISES DID YOU HAVE A GO-TO EXERCISE WHILE PREGNANT? “I did a lot of arm exercises with light weights as I knew that was one area I was able to control, and I also needed to prepare for holding up two kids. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I did a lot of squats over an exercise ball to help my body get ready for labor.” Lura Landoll

“First pregnancy, I walked to the gym, ran/lifted and walked up hill back home. Second pregnancy I did lots of walking and free weights at home. I went to the driving range the day before delivery.” Renée Merz Colaço

“Yoga stretches/poses, which helped with backache.” Julie Schaefer Walson

“I walked everyday and did squats as long as I was able. Well, I was still able, but a little top heavy.” Louanne Cress Heist

“Weights and cardio until I was 12 weeks and couldn’t make it to the Y without vomiting.” Janna Rhoden

“Swimming. I felt like a big egg by the end of my pregnancy, but I was able to swim on the Sunday before I delivered — which was the next Wednesday.” Sarah Dill

“Walking. Wish I knew more exercises to do/prenatal workout classes.” Abbie Rose

Turn to page 17 for “Expecting” — a special section all about having a fit and healthy pregnancy.

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WELCOME SPRING! EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

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how some love to our planet and head to the second annual Earth Day Celebration at Arlington Memorial Gardens (2145 Compton Road in Springfield) on Saturday, April 27 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. The free event will have the whole family crafting bracelets, playing together at a bubble station, participating in sack races and relaxing with yoga. There will also be educational opportunities such as a meet-and-greet with a professional beekeeper and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be on-site with the “Zoo on the Move” mix and mingle program. The event is free, and there will even be free popcorn and drinks available. To find out more about this exciting Earth Day Celebration, head to amgardens. org or call 513-521-7003.

Get the kids outside for an Earth Day Celebration at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Photo provided by Arlington Memorial Cemetery.

MORE EARTH DAY FUN AT SUMMIT PARK Another way to celebrate Earth Day is to head to Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition’s free Earth Day 2019 celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 12 - 5 p.m. Enjoy more than 100 exhibitors, live music, vegetarian food options and environmental education sessions. Kids will love the inflatables, games, crafts and animals! It all takes place at Summit Park (4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash). Learn more at cincinnatiearthday.com.

KINGS ISLAND HAS UPGRADES AND ANTIQUE CARS

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Fun is essential at Kings Island (6300 Kings Island Drive) — so we’re excited that it’s opening this month on the 20th at 10 a.m.! International Street has newly upgraded storefronts and lush new landscaping. Royal Fountain shows have been ramped up with more lights and fountain nozzles that shoot water 50 percent higher into the air! Kings Mills Antique Autos are new this year and are sure to be a big hit with little kids and nostalgia lovers. Head to visitkingsisland.com or call 513-754-5700 for information.

April is National Autism Awareness Month and Puzzle Pieces — the local shop that provides children with autism and special needs a safe place to explore new things — celebrates their one year anniversary on Saturday, April 6. Come to enjoy savings, face painting, giveaways, music, food and silent auctions. Be a part of the fun from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Find out more about Puzzle Pieces, LLC’s mission at puzzlepiecesllc.com or give them a call at 513-583-1874.

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local news MAIN EVENT’S

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NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Wear Blue for National Child Abuse Prevention Month and promote child abuse awareness, education and prevention. Kentucky’s “Wear Blue Day” is Friday, April 5 and Ohio’s is Wednesday, April 10. Two events let you help raise funds for the Family Nurturing Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending child abuse: • BLUE RIBBONS AND BIRCUS BREWING (322 Elm St. in Ludlow, Ky) holds a special night on Wednesday, April 17 from 4 - 9 p.m. when adults can purchase a pint, flight or growler of beer and receive $1 off plus $1 donated to the Family Nurturing Center.

here are fun, new ways to party at Main Event Entertainment. Everyone’s favorite spot for laser tag, bowling, more than 100 arcade games and more all under one roof, now offers a VIP Birthday Party Experience AND a Hunt for Fun Scavenger Hunt! Amp up your kid’s big day while they spend their birthday as a Main Event VIP. Choose from a wide-range of menus, drink packages and activities while experienced event specialists and hosts take care of the rest. While you’re at it, let the kids go crazy with the fun scavenger hunts as they conquer five thrilling challenges with their friends to win exciting prizes. Need invites? No problem. Head to their website, browse Main Event’s free invites and spread the word from there. Main Event is located at 9477 Oxford Way, West Chester. Call 513-777-1700 or visit mainevent. com to book your child’s next birthday party.

GET CHILDREN MOVING WITH NEW BOOK Local dancer and author Connie Dow has a new children’s book focusing on the social-emotional component of movement for children. From A to Z with Energy: 26 Ways to Move and Play is a colorful, playful picture book that gets kids moving through the alphabet. Verses encourage kids to get their bodies going while stimulating their minds, too. Purchase the book for $15.99 from Free Spirit Publishing at bit.ly/2TsSXUb.

• CITY BARBEQUE (8026 Burlington Pike, Florence, Kentucky). Take a night off from cooking on Tuesday, April 30 (dine in or carry out) and 25 percent of your total bill will be donated to the Family Nurturing Center. Download a coupon flyer at familynurture.org for this promotion — a barcode must be presented electronically or in print for the promotion to be used. Call 859-525-3200 to learn more about the many free programs offered at the Family Nurturing Center.

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incinnati Family is delighted to announce six new additions to our trophy case! The Parenting Media Association gave out editorial and design awards on March 1, 2019 in St. Petersberg, Florida, following a three-day conference for magazine publishers and editors from around the country. Professor Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism oversaw the judging. Cincinnati Family’s new awards include: • A Bronze Award for “Things To Do,” design and a Silver for content. • A “Table of Contents” Gold Award for design. • “Give the Gift of Experiences” by Associate Editor Amanda Ciani, earned a Gold Award for Non-traditional Story Form. • “Local News” earned a Gold Award for editorial content. • NKY Family’s “2017 Holiday Guide” earned the Gold Award for “Special Section within a Publication.” “We’re so pleased to earn this recognition from the PMA,” says Editor Amanda Hayward, “and we are very proud of our editorial and design teams — here’s to another great year!” For more information on Cincinnati Family, call 513-252-0077 or visit cincinnatifamilymagazine.com.

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kids’ health

GET THEIR LITTLE EYES CHECKED A simple annual eye exam is the solution for catching issues in your child’s eyesight. BY AMANDA HAYWARD

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Regular screenings as Baby grows help detect problems with his eyes.

our child has great vision, right?

says Sarah L. Lopper, O.D., a pediatric optometrist

It’s been a few years since his last

with APEI, a Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

eye exam though, and, what’s that?

at CCHMC.

Is he squinting? Before you know

If your doctor sees your baby’s eyes are normal,

it, you’re deciding on what color

he will continue to screen him during well-child

glasses to buy. What happened?

visits for the first year. Many doctors continue

Most of the time, kids don’t really show the signs

screening children annually at their well-child

of needing glasses until they’re school-aged, says

checkups as they grow.

Michael B. Yang, M.D., a pediatric ophthalmologist

There are also programs — such as Cincinnati

at Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute (APEI), a

Children’s Hospital’s Vision Screening Program

Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cincinnati

— that focus on treating reversible vision loss in

Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

children. In addition, trained program volunteers

“Nearsightedness (myopia or blurry distance

visit Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

vision) often develops over time,” Yang says, “and

schools, health fairs and more to conduct

approximately four percent of children under the

screenings.

age of 6 have myopia with the incidence increasing

“Infantsee,” a public health program managed by

to nine percent in older children,” he adds.

Optometry Cares, does vision screenings for free.

As long as kids get vision screenings often it’s

Go to infantsee.org to find a location near you.

likely that eye issues will be detected. But it’s important that your child gets examined annually

LOOKOUT FOR THE SIGNS

by his pediatrician — symptoms or not — starting

The most common problem when it comes to a

at 6 months old. The earlier problems are detected,

child’s eyesight, is nearsightedness, and it requires

the easier to correct them.

glasses to correct it. If your child is squinting or

YOUR CHILD’S EYES AT BIRTH

struggling to read the letters in a book or a board, it may be time to agree on a shiny new pair of lenses.

Why do parents sometimes miss their child’s need

According to both Yang and Lopper, other

for glasses? We know that babies don’t track well

problematic signs to look out for include crossed

from birth, but often we don’t know what to look

or turned out eyes, a droopy eyelid, red eye(s) and

for when they’re toddlers.

an eye with a discolored or abnormal pupil. Pupils

“Usually, a pediatrician or neonatologist checks

should be round and black, but if abnormal, could

the newborn to make sure there are no signs of

be white or other colors; or not round in shape.

infection (redness or discharge), cataracts (cloudy

Call your doctor if you notice any of these issues.

lens), glaucoma (high eye pressures that may result in enlarged eyeballs or damaged optic nerves),”

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PROTECT HIS VISION Here are more ways to help protect your child’s eyes from problems or injuries. AVOID RISKY ACTIVITIES Using paintball and BB guns without the proper eye protection can cause serious injury. Make sure there is adult supervision and they are at the appropriate age for the activity. TAKE OUT CONTACTS It’s important for you to help your kids clean and replace lenses (as recommended) before bedtime. Sleeping with contacts can increase the risk of infection and even loss of vision. WEAR SUNGLASSES Kid’s eyes are at higher risk to sunlight and harmful UV rays. Babiators.com has affordable sunglasses, and will replace them for free if broken or lost. MINIMIZE SCREEN TIME Too much screen time at young ages can result in vision issues in kids, earlier. Get out the books and read instead.


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FAMILY FUN

THE ULTIMATE Get outside and find new ways for the kids to play this spring. From 5K fun runs, to exploring nature and the arts, we have your go-to guide right here!

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Explore our city and parks this spring

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s “Tunes and Blooms” is fun for all. Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo.

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April showers, bring play on a rainy day! Don’t let the rain stop you from enjoying your spring. SPRING CELEBRATION AT ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION 7379 Squire Court, West Chester 513-898-8000 • entertrainmentjunction.com Help celebrate the biggest train display in the world’s spring celebration — when you buy one Do-It-All Ticket, you get one Return Visit Ticket, free. Through May 24.

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TOTTER’S OTTERVILLE 4314 Boron Drive, Covington 859-491-1441 • tottersotterville.com Kids can be an astronaut, a pilot, a chef — anything they want to be and enjoy tons of hands-on activities through open-ended play. Adults are free.

RECREATIONS OUTLET Cincinnati-Milford, 885 St. Route 28 513-831-7383 • recreationsoutlet.com Kids can run, jump and play — and burn off extra steam — in the temperature-controlled indoor playland with dozens of trampolines and swing sets, a basketball court and more.

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THE KROHN CONSERVATORY 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-421-4086 • cincinnatiparks.com/krohn This is a perfect spot for the family to explore exotic flowers and plants. Enjoy “Butterflies of Ecuador” — one of the five, unique floral shows here, captivating families with 12,000 butterflies in free flight. Find a $1-off coupon to the butterfly show inside this issue. The butterfly show goes through June 16; daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY greatparks.org The parks are loaded with nature-themed hikes, events, story times and more for all ages. Take advantage of more than 78 miles of trails for hiking, biking or walking. A valid motor vehicle permit is required for entrance.

METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY yourmetroparks.net Eleven parks and 5,000 acres of green space are open daily. Play areas, fishing spots, a dog park, family friendly hiking trails, special events and more make Butler County parks worth a visit. A valid motor vehicle permit is required for entrance.

CINCINNATI ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDEN 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati • 513-281-4700 • cincinnatizoo.org Spring is the perfect time to visit our zoo. Not too hot, not too cold, plus, if you come after 5 p.m. on Thursdays this month, admission is free and you can enjoy music at Tunes and Blooms. Parking is $10; music begins at 6 p.m.; April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

TAFT MUSEUM OF ART 316 Pike St., Cincinnati • 513-241-0343 • taftmuseum.org Let the kids explore the arts and try hands-on activities. Taft Jr.’s for ages 3 - 5 every Thursday through May (free for members) and 3rd Sunday Fundays and more are for the family. On this month’s Sunday Funday, kids can make Easter crafts and meet barnyard friends at the Sunrock Farm petting zoo from 2 - 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

WASHINGTON PARK 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati • 513-621-4400 • washingtonpark.org A springy hot spot for the whole family, Washington Park is surrounded by tons of great restaurants, plus The Porch makes a great place for everyone to hang and play games on the green. Take advantage of never-ending kidfriendly events and activities this spring, too.

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KIDS FIRST SPORTS CENTER SWIM SCHOOL 7900 East Kemper Cincinnati • 513-489-7575 kidsfirstsports.com Award-winning swim lessons, instructors aim for all ages to have fun while learning. Classes are start at 8-weeks old and continue up to teens.

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Sign up for fun run or get active with local activities HEALTHY KIDS DAY myy.org/event/healthy-kids-day Join the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Great Parks and more than one million kids across the country to celebrate kids’ health and wellness. Free activities include a climbing wall, bounce houses, obstacle courses and relays, fitness classes and more. Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati.

ST. JOSEPH HOME INCLINE TO THE FINISH LINE 5K stjosephhome.org Walk, run or roll your way across the finish line. This race is about fun, health and making a difference. Look forward to music, food and awards after the race, too. Saturday, April 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Home (10722 Wyscarver Road, Sharonville).

THE GREAT AMAZING RACE SERIES greatamazingrace.com Be a part of the most exciting adventure race on the planet. Ages 4 and older can team up with friends and family to challenge themselves on a competitive course for adults or a fun kids’ course. Walk, run and be prepared to get dirty. Saturday, April 20 at Hopewell Athletic Field (8200 Cox Road, West Chester).

10TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CHARITY 5K CHASE runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/ ChildrensCharityChase5K Support the Cincinnati Children’s TIP, a program that provides preschool and daycare opportunities to mentally and physically abused children as well as therapy and medical needs. Saturday, April 13 starting at 9 a.m. at the Xavier University Cintas Center (1624 Herald Ave. Cincinnati).

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Multiple locations in Greater Cincinnati 513-297-5655 Abrakadoodle offers summer art camps for kids, as well as special holiday art camps during school breaks. We offer art camps at schools and other community locations. Our art camps include art lessons, music, games and special activities for children ages 3 - 12. Call for locations and dates.

Art Workshop

3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park 513-406-4009 theartworkshopinc.net Art enrichment for kids ages 3 and up. Pottery wheel, clay, drawing, painting and cartooning. Mom and Me, Freestyle (choose your own project) and teen classes offered weekdays and Saturdays.

ArtsConnect Kids and Teen Classes

9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati 513-522-2108 theartsconnect.us • artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org ArtsConnect is proud to bring Kids and Teens Arts Classes to you. Classes range from Pint-Size Picassos for ages 4 - 6, to Teen Woodshop for ages 13 - 16. Private and partner music lessons for ages 7 and older are offered in piano and in all band instruments. Classes located at the Springfield Township Community Art Center

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!

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org/summercamp • camsummercamp@cincyart.org 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. Camps run Jun. 10 - Aug. 9. Registration begins Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati 513-562-1111 cballet.org/academy • cbacademy@cballet.org Students ages 4 - 8 explore a “Storybook Summer” as they dance their way through favorite tales including Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp and Performance Academy

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati 513-421-3888 cincyplay.com Summer Theatre Camp offers an introduction to theatre that’s influenced by the movies! Half-day camps, full-day camps and performance academy available. Multiple locations around Cincinnati for ages 3 - 5. For complete details call or visit our website.

Circus Classes presented by My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus

mynoseturnsred.org • rednose@fuse.net 859-581-7100 Classes for beginner and intermediate students include unicycle, German wheel, and circus skills class (juggling, wire walking, physical theater, and more). MNTR has been teaching circus arts to youth for more than 20 years. Open House Sep. 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Evendale Cultural Arts Center.

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3938 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati 513-813-7469 cliftonperformancetheatre.com/classescamps/summer-camps/ Immerse your child in this highly-acclaimed theater camp program for children ages 5 - 15. Each camp week concludes with a weekend performance of one of 8 camp options from Rapunzel to Aladdin. 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!

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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 summer and mini-camps!

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!

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

myy.org 513-362-9622 Are you ready for the best summer ever? At camp, kids make new friends, build confidence, try new things and learn leadership skills. Crafts, field trips and discovery weeks will keep your child engaged. Who knew learning could be so much fun?

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St., Cincinnati 513-241-0343 taftmuseum.org Have fun while you learn to paint, sculpt, and draw like a master artist with experienced instructors in small classes. Grades 1 - 12. After-care available.

Visionarium

3054 Madison Road, Cincinnati 513-417-8491 visionariumcincy.com Make lasting memories at Visionarium’s unique, art-filled summer camp! Explore new ideas with artists from the Visionaries + Voices studios and beyond. Programs available for ages 5 - 18, plus an end of summer art show!

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 Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati 513-287-7000 cincymuseum.org/museum-camps When school is out, Museum Camps are in! Spring and summer Museum Camps take school’s-out energy and turns it into new friends and new interests. Register now on our website.

Kiddie Academy of Mason

6202 Snider Road, Mason 513-234-0699 8178 Highland Point, West Chester 513-847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/mason Days filled with learning and fun are the foundation of our academy’s Life Essentials® educational philosophy. We make this foundation part of every facet of our school, from fun activities to the hot nutritious meals we provide every day. We maintain this environment to foster wellbeing and creativity in every child. Accredited by the NAEYC.

NATURE Cincinnati Parks’ Summer Nature Day Camps

Multiple Park Locations cincinnatiparks.com Voted Best Day Camp in 2018! We offer great value in education and outdoor fun for ages 3 - 14. Hikes, crafts, live animal encounters, active games and engaging hands on activities occur daily. Register on our website. Building better lives and a better community. Come join us!

Great Parks of Hamilton County Summer Day Camps

greatparks.org 513-521-7275 Great Parks Day Camps, offered June through August, provides opportunities for children ages 2 - 17 to explore nature with hands-on activities and educational experiences that will last a lifetime. For details, visit our website.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CINSAM Summer Camp

Center for Integrative Natural Sciences and Mathematics, at Northern Kentucky University inside.nku.edu/artsci/centers/cinsam/p12students/summercamps.html Want to see your rising third - twelfth grader explore STEM this summer? Check out our camps and high school academies that include primatology, neuroscience, engineering and more! Registration on our website.

Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps

Multiple Locations 800-595-3776 classroomantics.com/cincinnati-summer-camps/ Kids ages 7 - 13 choose from Lego™ robotics, stop-motion animation, game design, video production, Minecraft coding and programming. These enrichment classes are sure to ignite your child’s passion for learning! Use code CF10 for $10 off before Apr. 30.

Drake Planetarium

2020 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati 513-396-5578 drakeplanetarium.org Imaginations soar at Drake’s STEM Camps! Featuring robotics, BattleBots, rockets, Space Camp, Crazy Contraptions, EV3, NXTs, Waterbotics and much more. Ask about our discounts.

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2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati 513-731-5111 Kiddie Camp Facility: 7560 Reinhold Drive, Cincinnati campchabad.org • info@campchabad.org A camp that has it all! Sports, nature, art, music, character growth, field trips, swimming lessons, and more. Mix-and-match to fit your schedule or sign up for all six weeks. Lunch and camp t-shirt included. ACA accredited. 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! Camps run from Jun. 24 - Aug. 2. For boys and girls ages 2 - 13 yrs.

Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls

Cincinnati Red’s Summer Baseball Camps

Multiple Locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky reds.com/camps Registration is open! Campers receive their own Reds uniform, instruction from a Reds coach, guest appearance by a current Reds star, free tickets and more. Details at on our website.

Full Throttle

23416 Camp Lincoln Road, Lake Hubert, MN 800-242-1909 lincoln-lakehubert.com Since 1909, Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls have excelled in providing one of the best sleep-away adventures in the United States. Our brother-sister camps are located on opposite sides of Lake Hubert in Minnesota. We serve ages 5 - 17 with 2-, 3- and 4-week sessions, and a 10-day family camp. Campers come from 40 states and 13 countries all for our top-of-the-line activities and to just have a blast.

11725 Commons Drive, Cincinnati 513-341-5278 gofullthrottle.com Speed camp – Learn to Race! Ages 7 - 15. Week-long camps for girls and boys. Racing, games, movies, food and fun.

The Little Gym of Mason

8201 Arbor Square Drive, Mason 513-204-1400 thelittlegym.com/masonoh For children ages 3 - 10 yrs., Super Quest camps invite kids to exercise their muscles, imaginations, and cooperation skills. You’ll love how easy our flexible scheduling is.

USA Ninja Challenge Cincinnati

4727 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati 513-739-5528 usaninjachallenge.com/cincinnati-oh • redbank@usaninjachallenge.com Our week-long day camps allow kids to challenge themselves and build confidence. Three hour sessions with obstacle courses and camp games!

TRADITIONAL Camp at the J – Mayerson JCC

8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati 513-722-7249 mayersonjcc.org/campatthej Spend summer at Camp at the J! From swim lessons and archery to arts, camp values and more, kids will create lasting memories and friendships.

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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.

Greenacres Summer Camps

8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati 513-891-4227 green-acres.org • camps@green-acres.org Summer camps at Greenacres offer fun for every personality, from arts and music, to farming and horseback riding, Greenacres’ camps will fill your child’s summer with joy and memories!

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Falcon Camp

4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton 800-837-CAMP (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.

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.

Metro Parks of Butler County

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lcome, e W Spri n g FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AT WASHINGTON PARK SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Bring the little ones for a hunt with more than 10,000 Easter eggs! Hunts will be staggered throughout the day and divided by age groups to try to ensure fairness; each child can collect half a dozen eggs.

The fun includes games, inflatables, photos with the Easter Bunny and the Sunrock Farm petting zoo. Sponsored by Graeter’s Ice Cream, Galerie Candy and Gifts and Oriental Trading, the hunt is produced by 3CDC. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 513-621-4400, ext. 119, or visit washingtonpark.org.

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Egyptologists of all ages will enjoy learning about the daily life of Egyptians during the time of Pharaohs. Through the entire month of April, Step back in time to explore over 350 original artifacts (including some more than 4,500 years old), impressive scale models of cities and interactive hands-on components. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $19.50 adults, $17.50 seniors, $12.50 ages 3 - 12 (members pay $12.50 adult, $8.50 children); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

ROCKIN’ TOTS

Kids 6 and younger can bounce and play the mornings away! This family-friendly promotion is available Mon - Fri from 9 - 11 a.m. and Sat from 8 - 10 a.m. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave., Groesbeck; $12 for two hours of jump time ($3 each additional child, $9 each additional parent); 513-449-2968 or rockinjump.com/ cincinnati.

SPRING CELEBRATION AT ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION

Head to EnterTRAINment Junction in April for a spring-themed scavenger hunt throughout the world’s largest train display; then explore the A-Maze-N Fun House for lots of laughs. Purchase a Do-ItAll ticket and receive a Do-It-All ticket good for another day, free. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; Do-It-All admission $16.95; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

FREE WEEKLY STORY TIMES

Joseph Beth Booksellers weekly story times occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. These fun story times feature interactive songs, beloved children’s books and more. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2962 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

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FREE BLUE MANATEE GRAND RE-OPENING

Blue Manatee re-opened their storefront, so celebrate with them and enjoy the same amazing book selection, wonderful staff members, super story times AND a new mission — the Blue Manatee Literacy Project. Now when you shop, know that your money is going to a great project that gives age and level appropriate books to local children in need. Be sure to check their website for author visit and event announcements. Blue Manatee, 3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513257-0774 or bluemanatee.org.

BUTTERFLIES OF ECUADOR

Head to the Krohn Conservatory with the whole family to experience thousands of beautiful butterflies happily flying overhead through June 16. A butterfly might even land ON your head if you’re lucky. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 ages 5 - 17 years old, free for ages 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or cincinnatiparks. com/krohn.

MOMMY & ME: PASSOVER EXPLORER!

Enjoy a fun morning with songs, crafts and a chance to meet other moms in the area. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 10:30 a.m.; $20 for three class series, $10 a session per child; chaitots.com/me.

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FIND APRIL EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. CINCINNATI BALLET PRESENTS ALADDIN

Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 1 and 4:30 p.m. 513-621-5219 | cballet.org/family-series | $20+ Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. Grab the family and hop aboard a magic carpet ride! This comedic love story features a beggar named Aladdin on his quest to win over a princess and defeat an evil magician.

PEANUT BUTTER AND JAM SESSIONS: THE MADCAP PUPPETS AND THE UGLY DUCKLING

April 1, 6, 10 | $6 each or four for $20 513-381-6868 | lintonmusic.org/pbj April 6 and 10 at 11:30 a.m. Heritage Presbyterian Church, 6546 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason. Saturday, April 27 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati. There’s also a special FREE show on Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. at John P. Parker Elementary School (5051 Anderson Place, Cincinnati). Enjoy a classic nursery rhyme set to classical music. The piano, violin and cello will be used to play Beethoven’s music and tell the story of the Ugly Duckling. Each child receives a free Greater’s cookie after the performance.

ADZOOKS: MR PUNCH THE BABYSITTER

Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at 1 and 3 p.m. $10 for ages 12 months and older 513-448-1265 | cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com Madcap Education Center, 3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati. In this exciting version of Punch and Judy, the traditional characters are placed in a modern plot full of intrigue and mischief.

SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOWTIME: FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS

Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. | $5 adults, free for children 513-497-2860 | cliftonculturalarts.org CCAC @ Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati. Despite mamma monkey’s warnings, the five little monkeys embark on mayhem. Watch as they bake cakes, sit in trees and of course, jump on beds.

FREE NATURE STORIES

Join Great Parks interpreters for a nature-themed story. Sharon Woods Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 513-521-7275 or greatparks. org.

PARIS 1900: CITY OF ENTERTAINMENT

Experience the luxury and sophistication of Paris with 200 turnof-the-century pieces of art including works by Renoir, Rodin, Pissarro and more. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 6 - 17, college students and seniors 65+, free for ages 5 and younger and members; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL

Saturday, April 20 at 12 and 2 p.m. | $14 513-977-8838 | memorialhallotr.com Memorial Hall OTR, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati. Oh no! Pinkalicious ate too many pink cupcakes and has turned completely pink from head to toe. Follow Pinkalicious on her musical journey to cure her case of Pinkititis.

TCT PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY

Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28 at 2 and 5 p.m. | $10+ 800-745-3000 | thechildrenstheatre.com Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St., Cincinnati. Enjoy a classic fairy tale with a rockin’ twist. This humorous story follows Aurora (who prefers to go by “Rory”) as she explores everything her kingdom has to offer. Rory finds her strength during her encounters with a frog prince, her evil Fairy Godmother, her princess classmates and even a 20-foot dragon!

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wed 3 APRIL SHOWERS

April is alive with puddles, rainbows, flowers, frogs and birds. Head outdoors and explore nature in spring. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; this recurring program takes place Wed - Sat through April 27 at 10:45 a.m.; $5 per person, includes admission to Highfield Discovery Garden; 513-771-8733 or greatparks. org.

FREE HOT WHEELS WEDNESDAY

Vroom, vroom! Get your engines roaring and learn all about speed, velocity, physics, engineering and more. Mt. Healthy Branch, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; 513-3694469 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

STORY TREE TIME @ DECM

Hear a story and make friends at Story Tree Time Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; activity included with admission to DECM ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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Happy National School Librarian Day! CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL: FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Meow! This fun night of crafts focuses of felines. Learn about the Carousel’s big cats and the similarities they share with their cousins, house cats. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 5 - 8 p.m.; discount ride tokens available for purchase; 513-3813756 or cincinnatiparks.com/carousel.

FREE DANIELLE PAIGE AND GWENDA BOND AUTHOR VISIT

Bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die, Danielle Paige, visits the bookstore with Gwenda Bond to discuss her newest book, Mera: Tidebreaker. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE PARIS 1900: CITY OF ENTERTAINMENT

Thursday evenings, check out over 200 works of art inspired by Parisian luxury and sophistication for FREE!

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FREE ROBLOX CLUB

Bring a friend and join in on the Roblox Club fun every Thursday at 4 p.m. The club picks a game to play together and at the end of the hour, Mr. Chas picks a winner or MVP to receive a Robux gift card. Covington Branch, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 4 - 5 p.m.; 859-9624000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: LITTLE RED HEN

Meet an animal friend, participate in a puppet play, create a craft, enjoy a snack and learn how to make bread in the Augspurger House — all while helping the little red hen. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT AT LAZER KRAZE

The first Thursday of each month, players with special needs are invited to bring a friend for free. Lazer Kraze Erlanger, 1339 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger; 4 p.m.; $8 per laser mission, $9.50 per 30-minute jump time/$14 one-hour jump time; 859-371-5729 or lazerkraze.com.

TAFT JR: RECYCLED ART

During this Taft Jr. program, ages 3 - 5 transform junk into art, hear a story about a thingamabob and make a thingamabob of their very own. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 11:15 a.m.; $12 adults day of, $10 in advance, free for children; 513-6844517 or taftmuseum.org.

FREE TEEN TIME: MAKE UNICORN SNOT

What better way for teens to celebrate National Unicorn Day than by creating unicorn snot at the library? Forest Park Branch, 655 Waycross Road, Cincinnati; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 513-3694478 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: HEY MR. POSTMAN!

Many contemporary artists use letters and mail as an inspiration, follow in their footsteps and create correspondencethemed art. During this program, ages 3 - 6 design a mailbox and then decorate giant cards, stamps and envelopes to send to their friends. Stick around after Art Play for kid-friendly

yoga in the UnMuseum. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free for CAC members, $5 admission per nonmember children; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE TUNES AND BLOOMS

Explore the sights and sounds of spring at the zoo every Thursday evening in April. Families enjoy thousands of beautiful, colorful flowers and take in a fun, free concert. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; free event, $10 on-site parking; 513-281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

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FREE CINCINNATI CYCLONES FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

Cincinnati Cyclones’ fan appreciation night includes dollar pizza, hot dogs, soda and beer (for the adults) as the Cyclones take on the Brampton Beast. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening one hour prior. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati; 6:30 p.m.; 513-421-4111 or usbankarena.com.

CINCINNATI POPS: WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ

Families, get swept away to the land of Oz with a bewitching performance by vocalists and the Cincinnati Pops. This concert experience features beloved tunes from Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; three Performances: April 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.; April 7 at 2 p.m.; $25 and up; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatiarts.org.

FREE OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Enjoy space-themed activities at the park after dark — launch water-powered rockets, explore a pop-up planetarium, walk along a scale model of the solar system and more. Sensory-friendly activities will be offered from 6 - 7 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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sat 6 42ND ANNUAL DOLLHOUSE AND MINIATURE SHOW & SALE

Browse artisan-made dollhouses and miniature displays for sale; there will be a special just-for-kids table with unique items $6 and under. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

FREE CIVIL WAR PARK DAY

The NaturePlay area is completely transformed and taken back to the mid-1800s. Civil War Union and Confederate reenactors bring history to life; attendees can interact with soldiers, a chaplain, civilians and even General Ulysses S. Grant (who speaks at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.). A guided historical hike to Battery Bates will be led by archaeologist Jeannine Kreinbrink at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited for the hike, and reservations are required. Please call for more information. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL: BUGGIN’ OUT

Learn about the importance of insects and why they’re critical to the ecological system. Find out just what all of the “buzz” is about with games, then make discoveries with Explore Nature. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free event; ride tokens available for purchase; 513281-3756 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE CINCINNATI CANSTRUCTION “STRUT THE STRUCTURE”

Canstruction is part service project, part art exhibit. To celebrate the programs 22nd year, enjoy a guided walking tour of the can structures, courtesy of PEDCO E & A services. Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati; guided tours available April 6 and 13 at 10 a.m.; cincinnaticanstruction.org.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAYS AT THE CAM

The whole family can enjoy performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours and hands-on art projects — there’s a new theme each month, too. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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EASTER EGG HUNTS

Continue, or start, an Easter “eggsperience” with one of the many hunts in this guide. Hoppy hunting!

sat 6 EGG ORIENTEERING

Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. for an introduction to this fun sport. Several orienteering courses are available for everyone from beginners to advanced; eggs can be traded in for candy or toys at the finish line. Adults are welcome to accompany children at no additional cost. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio; 12 - 2 p.m.; $4 per child, $10 family max; advance course pricing: $10 OCIN members, $15 non-OCIN members; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE COLD SPRING EASTER EGG HUNT

Ages 9 and younger hunt for eggs and enjoy free refreshments. Cold Spring Municipal Park, 5694 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky; 1 - 3 p.m.; facebook.com/ events/554792628359852.

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS

Hop aboard a special train ride with the Easter bunny. New this year, the train makes a stop at the Lebanon Sports Complex for a bigger and better Easter egg hunt where all children receive at least five eggs. Trains depart on April 6, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m.; buy tickets today, this popular event will sell out! (There will be no 2:30 or 4:45 p.m. departures on April 6; there will be no 10 a.m. departure on April 19). Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad,

127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon, Ohio; $22 adults, $18 seniors and ages 2 - 16, free for ages 1 and younger; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

FREE GREEN TOWNSHIP EGG HUNT

Bring Easter baskets — and a pair of rain boots, if necessary — for an egg hunt at 1 p.m. sharp; be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting to the park. Veterans Park, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati; 513-5744848 or greentwp.org.

FREE HOPPIN’ AT HARBIN EGG HUNT

With more eggs than ever, the City of Fairfield Easter egg hunt is back! Bring an Easter basket to collect eggs in and enjoy the “hop-stacle” course before the hunt begins. There will be designated areas for ages 3 and younger, ages 4 - 5 and ages 6 - 8. Don’t forget a camera, there will be a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny in the gazebo. Photos start at 10:30 a.m. and egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.; Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield, Ohio; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-858-7750 or fairfield-city.org.

FREE SPRINGBORO EASTER EGG DROP

Look out below! Higher Ground Helicopters drop Easter eggs for children to collect. Arrive before 11 a.m. to find the correct age range drop zone (for ages 2 - 12). The first drop starts at 11 a.m. with a second drop soon after. Clearcreek Park, 3500 West Lower Springboro Road, Franklin, Ohio; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; cityofspringboro.com.

FREE WASHINGTON PARK EASTER EGG HUNT

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sun 14 DOG-GONE BONE HUNT (register)

Bring your furry pups for an Easter hunt designed just for them! Dogs can search for a dozen eggs filled with treats, participate in an obstacle

course and get their picture taken at photo ops and owners enjoy vendors and concessions. Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton, Ohio; 12 - 3 p.m.; $5 per dog through April 8, $6 per dog thereafter; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

sat 20 BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY AT DAVE AND BUSTER’S (register)

Start the day off right with a breakfast buffet and a $10 Dave and Buster’s power card. The Easter Bunny makes an appearance, so be sure to bring a camera to take a photo. Each ticket holder also takes home a fun Easter goody bag. Dave and Buster’s, 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale, Ohio; 9 - 11 a.m.; $23.36; 513671-5501 or facebook.com/ events/394986601311666.

EASTER BUNNY AT LAZER KRAZE

Head to Lazer Kraze for pictures with the Easter bunny, then stick around for some laser tag fun. Lazer Kraze, 1335 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, Kentucky; 1 - 3 p.m.; free meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny; laser tag games start at $8 per person per mission; 859-3715729 or lazerkraze.com.

EASTER CELEBRATION AT CZBG

Spend an “egg-cellent” day at the zoo with the entire family with a special animal enrichment schedule, treat stations throughout the zoo and visits with the Easter Bunny. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 12 - 5 p.m.; included with zoo admission (see website for pricing information), free for members; 513281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AT JANE’S SADDLEBAG

Join the Boone Masonic Lodge for their 20th annual Easter egg hunt. Be sure to arrive early, the hunt goes quick. Eggs will be divided by ages to ensure a fair hunt for all. Hang around after the hunt for some fun at Jane’s Saddlebag and

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remember to bring your camera to get a photo with the Easter bunny. Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union, Kentucky; 12 p.m. ; 859-384-6617 or janessaddlebag.com.

FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AT JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

Hidden among rows of books are brightly colored Easter eggs — come help find them. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth. com.

EGG ORIENTEERING

Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. is be back at MetroParks for another chance for guests to experience egg orienteering. A variety of courses are located throughout the park and each checkpoint has plastic eggs that can be traded in for candy or toys at the end. Whether children are beginners or more advanced orienteers, there’s a course just for them. Adults can accompany children on the courses for no additional charge. Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge, 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, Ohio; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $4 per child, $10 max per family. Advanced course pricing: $10 OCIN club members, $15 general public; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE LIBERTY TOWNSHIP EGG HUNT

Enjoy a morning filled with hunting eggs, prizes and visits with the Easter bunny. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 513-644-0900 or facebook. com/events/318691015447448.

FREE NKY HOMES EASTER EGG HUNT

Rain or shine, bring a basket and get to hunting some Easter eggs! There are three age groups for egg hunts, goodie bags and one golden egg grand prize winner for each age group. Orleans Park, 8400 Saint Louis Blvd., Union, Kentycky; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; facebook.com/ events/1445941382214473.

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daily listings FREE PUZZLE PIECES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Celebrate the one year anniversary of Puzzle Pieces with sales, music, drawings, door prizes and more. Don’t miss out on this fun day filled with great activities. Puzzle Pieces, 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; 513-583-1874 or puzzlepiecesllc.com.

FREE RHEA LANA CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE 2019

Shop brand name items at a fraction of the cost. Consignors have more than 30,000 high quality, gently used items for sale, including: clothing, furniture, toys, books, baby equipment, maternity items and much more. Tri-County Mall, 11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati; 4 - 9 p.m.; 513-349-1904 or northcincinnati. rhealana.com.

FREE SPRING BLOSSOMS: TREES

Experience all the greatness of spring with a hike on the newly paved trail at the Forest Run Visitor Center. Take in some fresh air and learn how to identify

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FREE WILDFLOWER WONDERS

Wildflowers are sprouting up; help welcome spring with a hike to revel in the beauty. Shawnee Lookout, 2008 Lawrenceburg, North Bend; 1 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-941-0120 or greatparks.org.

sun 7 FC CINCINNATI VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Be one of the fans in the stands during this exciting match-up, don’t forget to wear orange in support of FC Cincinnati; this game will be an “Orange Out.” Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati; 3 p.m.; general admission tickets start at $15; 513-556-2287 or fccincinnati.com.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: WEE LITTLE ONES

Meet animal friends, make a craft and have fun with pals during this program. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE THE BUZZ ON NATIVE BEES

There are more than 500 natives bee species in Ohio; come learn why bees are important to the environment and how to attract them to your yard. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks. org.

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FREE PEEP PARTY

Chicks and bunnies in bright shades of pink, yellow, blue and purple — peeps are all delicious and wonderful. Children in grades 1 - 5 can come to the library to play games and create crafts using peeps; this fun party will celebrate springtime’s favorite treat. Fort Thomas/ Carrico Branch, 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas; 4 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or cc-pl.org.

tue 9 CINCINNATI ROLLER GIRLS SUPERHERO NIGHT

Grab your cape and get ready to watch the CRG Black Sheep take on the Steel City Roller Derby Steel Hurtin’ at 6 p.m., followed by CRG’s Violent Lambs vs. the Steel City Roller Derby Steel Beamers at approximately 8 p.m. Memorial Fieldhouse, 3900 Winding Way, Cincinnati; 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 513-818-3372 or cincinnatirollergirls.com.

SPOTLIGHT KINGS ISLAND OPENING DAY

FREE FLO & EDNA QUILT EXHIBIT

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pend a fun-filled day at Kings Island with the whole family. Little kids will love Planet Snoopy while thrillseekers are sure to have a screaming good time on rides like “Banshee” and “Beast.” Check out the newly renovated International Street and take a spin on the new Kings Mills Antique Autos. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; see website for advance ticket discounts. Call 513-754-5700 or visit visitkingsisland.com. 36

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Learn the history of quilt-making through 40 years of works created by Flo Askin and Edna George. Discover how fabric availability, colors, patterns and applique kits changed the look and purpose of quilt-making from the Depression Era to the 1960s. Rising Sun History Museum, 212 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; donations accepted; 812-428-4933 or ohiocountyhistory.org or enjoyrisingsun. com.

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wed 10 Happy National Siblings Day!

FREE ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI AT 150: A CELEBRATION IN DRAWINGS AND PRINTS

Celebrate 150 years of the Art Museum and explore an exhibit featuring more than 90 works of art created by alumni and faculty of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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FREE JELLYBEAN BUILDING

Create a structure using jelly beans and toothpicks. What kind of structures can you build? Elmwood Place Branch, 6120 Vine St., Cincinnati; 4 - 5 p.m.; 513-369-4452 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: TEA DELIGHT

Party-goers make tea using ingredients found in the garden, learn tea party etiquette and sample different flavors of tea. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: ARCHIVE AS ACTION

Ages 3 - 6 learn about the CAC’s newest exhibition, Archive as Action. Kids then create artwork inspired by the three local artists featured in the exhibit. After the program, there will be kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free for CAC members, $5 admission per non-member children; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB

Teens, head to the CAC every Thursday for Young Adult Lab. Each week a different skill and project is explored, check the CAC website for more information. All supplies and snacks are provided. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. 6th St., Cincinnati; 4 - 8 p.m.; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.


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fri 12 ALL ABOUT FLOWERS

Ages 2 - 4 and their families enjoy all of the signs of spring with a nature hike, story time and craft. Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 11 a.m.; $7.50 per child; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-367-4774 or greatparks.org.

CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL: HOPPIN’ GOOD TIME

Find out more about the carousel’s “Seven Hills Rabbit” and then learn about native rabbit habitats. Create a cute tortoise and hare craft and check out other exciting interactive activities. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free event, ride token available for purchase; 513381-3756 or cincinnatiparks.com.

WEE WONDER ABOUT EARTH

Ages 3 - 5 enjoy an activity, craft and story as they learn about our planet. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m.; $7.50 per

child; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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Happy National Record Store Day! CINCINNATI MINI MAKER FAIRE

Discover, celebrate and become inspired by the inventions made by young creative minds. Mini-makers show off their interesting hobbies, experiments and projects. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; included in admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members); 513-2877000 or cincinnati.makerfaire.com.

CINCINNATI POPS: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

Root, root, root for the home team with a baseball-themed performance by the Cincinnati Pops. Enjoy classic tunes like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” hear the poem “Casey at Bat” and more. Be sure to arrive early and visit the Family

Fun Zone for instrument demonstrations, crafts and other fun activities. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; pre-show activities begin at 9:30 a.m.; tickets start at $4; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatiarts.org.

FIRST LIGHT NIGHT

Take a look though the third largest telescope in the world and imagine what it was like when Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel first used it to gaze upon the night sky 174 years ago. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati; 8 - 10 p.m.; $5 per person, free for Observatory members; 513321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

REGENCY RALLY

Before the War of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling — they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia joins Heritage Village Museum for an event that includes drilling, civilian demonstrations and hands-on activities. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $10 adults, free for ages 4 and younger; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

TINY BUT MIGHTY NKY ROLLERDERBY

Support the Dragonfly Foundation and raise money for pediatric cancer patients during this Black-N-Bluegrass Rollergirls double header. A portion of ticket proceeds goes to #CallieStrong; Callie June Shaffer was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was only 18 months old. Hits Indoor Baseball, Lakeside Drive; 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $6 ages 7 and older; free for ages 6 and younger; 859-740-8758 or bit. ly/2eo95gg.

FREE WILDFLOWER WALK

Discover the beauty of Ohio’s spring wildflowers with a walk through the forest. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 1 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester

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NEW! Celebrate Earth Day and get closer to nature at Earthstock | Earth Day Festival! Guests will have the chance to experience lectures and demonstrations on a variety of environmental topics, try out various recreation equipment and activities, view natural artwork in the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle art competition, check out all the Earth-friendly vendors and opportunities for service around MetroParks... plus MORE! Want to enter the Reduce-Reuse- Recycle art competition? Just head to Special Event Forms on our website for rules and registration.

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FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: RABBIT ROUNDUP

Hop on over to the farm to learn all about furry friends like rabbits. Meet animals, create crafts, enjoy a snack and more. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

YOUNG AT ART: HUNT SLONEM GESTURE DRAWINGS

Learn about quick gesture studies and practice the technique while creating a bunny work of art inspired by Hunt Slonem. DECM KidSpace at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 3 p.m.; included in admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE PAINTED POTS WEEK

Help create some beautiful artwork that staff members will hang from the trees in the park. Decorate a clay pot to display through the end of May — or purchase yours and take it home for a small fee. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

PUBLIC LANDING COSTUMED INTERPRETERS

Step back in time and encounter interesting individuals as you meet costumed interpreters in the Cincinnati History Museum’s Public Landing each Monday, Friday and Saturday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 1 - 3 p.m.; included in admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE LOCAL AUTHOR BETH GULLY PRESENTS THE OTHER SIDE OF EASTER

Join Joseph-Beth for an evening with Beth Gully, author of The Other Side of Easter. This book will have children flipping over … literally! Using upside down artwork, the traditions of the Easter Bunny flip over to reveal the biblical story of Jesus when the ending becomes the beginning of this second story. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or joseph-beth.com.

wed 17

FREE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY: FAMILYFRIENDLY YOGA

Cancer Support Community presents Susan Stidd of Yoga Feels Good for Family Yoga. Classes are designed for all fitness levels with a focus on balance, flexibility and an overall sense of wellbeing. All ages welcome. 4918 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 6 - 7 p.m.; 513-7914060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

thu 18

Happy National High-Five Day! FREE NATURE NIGHT: SLITHERING SNAKES

Slide, slither and make discoveries about snakes and meet animal ambassadors. Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road, Cincinnati; 6:30 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

SPOTLIGHT

fri 19 FC CINCINNATI GREENER GOALS GAME

NO SPECTATORS: THE ART OF BURNING MAN Friday, April 26

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ids will love the infamous Burning Man exhibition installations featuring mutant art vehicles, costumes, films, jewelry and more. The result of 70,000 creative minds who head to Black Rock City, Nevada, each year, the exhibit is here through Sept. 2. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 513-721-2787 or visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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FC Cincinnati takes on Real Salt Lake during this “Greener Goals” game including special Earth Day programming around the stadium to support the MLS WORKS environment and climate initiatives. Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; general admission tickets start at $15; 513-556-2287 or fccincinnati. com.

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sat 20 DOUBLE TALK 2019: A PROFESSIONAL VENTRILOQUIST SHOW

Help support the Vent Haven Museum in Northern Kentucky and discover the art of ventriloquism with three family-friendly acts. Notre Dame Academy Performing Arts Center, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills; 3 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 children; 859-341-0461 or ventshow.com.

KINGS ISLAND OPENING DAY

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sat 21

Happy Easter! FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: SPRING FEST

Hop on over to Taft Museum of Art for a fun-filled celebration of spring. Make bunny ears and decorate a treat bag to fill with goodies, then head to the face painting station or visit Sunrock Farm’s petting zoo from 2 - 4 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

ARTBUILD: EGG CARTON WISTERIA

Create color value using purple pigments, then add to a community art project — a large hanging wisteria! DECM KidSpace at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; included in admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

mon 22

Happy Earth Day! FREE MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM

Spring is finally here and the landscape is beginning to look lush. Bring some springy green inside and make a beautiful indoor garden, a terrarium. Corryville Branch, 2802 Vine St., Cincinnati; 4 - 5 p.m.; 513-369-6034 or cincinnatilibrary.org.


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tue 23

FREE TOUCH-A-TRUCK

Calling all big rig lovers, now is the chance to get up close and personal with lots of large vehicles. Be sure to bring a camera for this cool opportunity. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 6 - 8 p.m.; 859-525-7529 or bit.ly/ kcparksandrec.

wed 24

FREE WEE WEDNESDAYS

This open house-style program for preschoolers includes storytelling, touchable objects and more for a fun and memorable learning experience. Join the CAM for these free, themed preschool programs. April’s program theme is bugs and flowers. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

thu 25 CINCINNATI REDS BARK IN THE PARK

Bring man’s best friend to the ballpark for a night of fun. Ticket packages are available for dogs and their owners, including pet activities, samples and more in the Kroger Fan Zone. Presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, Milkbone and Kroger. Dog packages must be purchased in advance of game day. Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati; 6 p.m.; see website or call for Bark in the Park package pricing; 513-381-7337 or mlb.com/reds.

FREE RICHTER DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate the birthday of Butler County native and creator of the Richter Scale, Charles Francis Richter. Roundabout at Busenbark and Hamilton-Trenton Roads, Trenton; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: TREE-RIFFIC

Learn all about trees and who lives in them during this program featuring a craft, hands-on activities and a snack. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: WEARABLE ART

Ages 3 - 6 design colorful, wearable art inspired by artist Lindsey Whittle. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free for CAC members, $5 admission per non-member children; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 26

FREE ANIMAL TALES

Nature has many stories to tell; hear one of them in this nature-themed story time. Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road,

Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE FREE FRIDAY AT RED BALLOON

Free Friday means your little one gets to play for free with purchase of a kid’s meal 4 p.m. and later. The Red Balloon Cafe + Play, 6200 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 4 p.m.; free admission with purchase of a meal; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

FREE NO SPECTATORS: THE ART OF BURNING MAN

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sat 27

FREE ARLINGTON GARDENS 2ND ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of great games and awesome activities at Arlington Gardens Memorial Gardens. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical

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FREE AUTISM FAMILY EXPLORATION AT THE CAM

Explore the CAM in a comfortable setting. Families receive a map indicating multi-sensory learning centers led by specially trained docents. Be sure to stop by the Rosenthal Education Center to participate in an all-ability art making activity. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 9 - 11 a.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

CINCINNATI ROLLER GIRLS STAR WARS NIGHT

May the force be with the Cincinnati Roller girls as they take on the Charm City Roller Girls All Stars and Female Trouble. Buy one ticket and enjoy two games. Memorial Fieldhouse, 3900 Winding Way, Cincinnati; 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 513-8183372 or cincinnatirollergirls.com/tickets.

FREE DANCES OF INDIA

The Cultural Centre of India visits the library to perform traditional and innovative dances. Scheben Branch, BCPL, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: TAKE ACTION!

Families, drop by and create something unique together. Guest artists and teachers are on-site to guide guests though hands-on art techniques using unusual materials and processes. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE GREATER CINCINNATI EARTH DAY AT SUMMIT PARK

Celebrate Earth Day with more than 100 exhibitors, live music, vegetarian food options and environmental education sessions. Kids will love the inflatables, games, crafts and animals! Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 12 - 5 p.m.; cincinnatiearthday.com.

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HALF PRICE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Through May 23, experience an amazing animal encounter at Newport Aquarium for half off. Make friends with a waddling, tuxedo-wearing bird during a penguin encounter or enjoy one of the aquarium’s other exciting and educational backstage animal encounters. Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10 a.m.; all animal encounters half-off of regular price; call or visit website pricing and time availability details; 1-800-4063474 or newportaquarium.com.

FREE HEALTHY KIDS DAY

Kids, get moving and feeling healthy with a great day full of activities. Children can challenge themselves on a climbing wall, jump in bounce houses, participate in relay and obstacle courses, check out fitness classes (including soccer lessons from FC Cincinnati players!), get their faces painted, visit with farm animals, go on a tractor ride and more. 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; myy.org.

FREE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

Celebrate National Independent Bookstore day with a visit to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. There will be special deals, book-themed activities, games and more. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m.; 513-3968960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE LIFE-SIZE MARIO PARTY

Collect coins, play mini-games and become a superstar with life size Mario Party. Library patrons can visit the Mushroom Kingdom to become their favorite Mario characters with this fun program. Covington Branch, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 1 - 4 p.m.; 859-9624000 or kentonlibrary.org.

SEWWHAT? PIECING IT TOGETHER

Learn some basic quilting techniques and create a small pieced quilt topper. DECM KidSpace at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; included in admission; $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for ages 1 and younger and members; 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

THE BIG DIG NKY

Ever wondered what it was like to sit behind the wheel of an excavator, steam roller or dump truck? Bring your construction-loving crew to the Boone County Fairgrounds for a day full of discoveries. Kids will love getting their hands dirty all while getting VERY handson with construction equipment. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; $8 early bird admission — see website for more information; free for ages 3 and younger; bigdignky.com.

sun 28

Happy National Superhero Day! FREE CHILDREN’S DAY

Kids can play and make new friends while they enjoy free games, crafts, costumed characters and even free books (while supplies last). Florence Mall, 2028 Mall Road, Florence; 1 - 3 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE FOSSIL QUEST

Love dinosaurs? Cincinnati is famous for its ancient geology. Join a nature interpreter to look for fossils in the Sharon Woods Gorge. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 2 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: ABC’S OF FARM LIFE

Learn the alphabet with a visit to the farm and enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, meeting the farm animals and more. This month’s theme focuses on the letters “G - H.” Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

SPRING CRAFTS

Children can celebrate spring by making up to two crafts to take home. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 1 - 3 p.m.; $1 per craft; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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mon 29

FREE ANI-MAKE IT! CANDY SUSHI

Teens create tasty candy sushi all while watching Japanese animation movies with friends. Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 6 - 7 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary. com.

FREE BIG WEEK OF BIRDING: FOREST RUN

Forest Run MetroPark’s Wildlife Preserve has a variety of habitat: meadow, forest, pond and a stream. It is always a great place to bird. Meet in the back parking lot. Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area, 1810 New London Road, Hamilton; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE BIG WEEK OF BIRDING: HUESTON WOODS

Visit Dr. Dave Russell at the Hueston Woods State Park Bird Banding Station and see the spring migrants up close. Then, enjoy birding in the park. In the case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, May 2. Hueston Woods State Park - Bird Banding Station, 6301 Park Office Road, College Corner; 7 - 10 a.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

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