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Get out & enjoy National Bike Month with the kids / "Remember- ing Our Fallen" opens at Arlington Memorial Gar- dens / Programs for summer reading / Fun runs & more.

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Is your child stressed? Know where you fit in and what you can do to lighten up his days.

17 just you CELEBRATING MOMS! Encouraging words for you from other moms who've been in your shoes; fun mom + me outings, and a round up of super comfy yoga pants to die for (hint, hint!).

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ot and sticky, he literally flailed against me, writhing and screaming as bookstore customers stared. I was carrying him fast from shelf to parking lot and the quiet of my car — not. He would keep on screaming for another good eight minutes, arching his back to keep from being buckled in his car seat. Ah, just another day in the life of a mom with a toddler! Pity the parent whose kid has lost it in public. It’s a sort of nightmare, no? And if you witness a kid melting down and an overwrought parent, be thankful it’s not you. Mostly, don’t think badly of that parent because IT. IS. HARD. The question is, why don’t we just accept tantrums as a normal part of childhood? Why do we stare and “tsk, tsk?” Why do we just immediately go to “not right” behavior? The truth is more than 75 percent of little ones age “terrible 2” will have a tantrum in his young life, and it does not mean that something’s absolutely wrong with the child. He just doesn’t know how to cope. When a toddler falls apart, it’s sometimes because he’s hungry. Many times he’s just exhausted. Other times it’s because there’s too much stimulation and he just cannot compute — something’s new, different and scary. Most times, though, it’s because a toddler isn’t getting what he wants. A mom or dad might say, “He just suddenly started screaming!” like it came from nowhere ... but maybe that mom or dad just wasn’t noticing. Because tantrums rarely come from nowhere. Furiosity builds so you have to be watchful. Think about it. You might explode yourself at some point — it’s a release of a buildup, not an instant outburst. Rarely do tantrums happen over and over again, so if they do, you should call your pediatrician to let him know. In the meanwhile, carry on and know that being cued-in to your child is the key to a successful, emotionally balanced outing. • Don’t take a toddler out if there’s not enough time do so in a reasonably relaxed way. • Don’t rush a toddler. • Don’t take a toddler to a toy store and expect him to march out when you say so. • Don’t take your toddler somewhere without his having a nice full tummy, a small toy and without having a healthy snack in your bag for when he grouses — and a cookie. And by all means, read Bonnie Jean Feldkamp’s excellent piece on toddlers and their emotional lives. You need tools for your sweetie at this age — being 2 is not so terrible when you’re understood by Mommy and Daddy.

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“Once my son realized the price of clothes and compared it to how much money he was making in his first job, he gladly shopped Goodwill and even the Lost and Found pile at school at the end of the school year. He told me a month ago that he purchased six shirts and it really stung to pay full retail.” Val Groce

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include a toddler ride at Winton Woods; a special screening of Pee-wee Herman at the Esquire Theater; and a bicycle-themed board game night at The Rook OTR. Make plans to ride to work for Breakfast on the Purple People Bridge on Friday, May 18, also known as National Bike to Work Day. Visit cincybikemonth.com to find a full listing of events.

PRETTY IN PEARLS: MENTORING “AGING OUT” FOSTER CARE GIRLS May is National Foster Care Month, and a new program aims to make a difference for foster kids who “age out” of the state system. Pretty in Pearls provides mentorship and a home for young girls transitioning out of foster care and into the world. Founded by Shannon Higgins, a former foster child herself, the program is designed to give girls a place to stay while learning critical life skills like cooking, finding jobs, and learning to manage money. The program is currently in Louisville, KY, but Higgins is looking for a Newport location with plans to bring the program to Ohio and Indiana as well. Go to prettyinpearlstransitionalhome. com to learn more. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, go to beechacres. org.

OF KIDS AND HEROS: “REMBERING OUR FALLEN” Teach your kids about the heros who fought and died for our freedom during The Arlington Memorial Gardens (AMG) Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. Running May 25 - 28, more than 30 Tribute Towers plus military and personal photos make up the display. The exhibit is part of AMG’s third annual Field of Memories exhibit (more than 800 American flags) which can be seen from May 24 - 29. AMG is at 2145 Compton Road in Springfield Township. For more info, visit amgardens.org or call 513-521-7003.

LIBRARIES BOOST KIDS’ SUMMER READING The reading struggle is reaI, so it’s great that our libraries are here to help. Beginning Friday, June 1, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County launches their Summer Adventure program. Pick up a passport to record your child’s reading and learning activities so he can earn prizes all summer long through weekly check-in happening through July 31. Participation automatically registers you for a chance to win tickets to Coney Island. Kids can also participate in week-long Brain Camps at the libraries. They get to do crafts, games, science experiments and art activities. Summer meals will be served Monday - Friday, June 4 - Aug. 3 at select branches. Registration for Brain Camps begins NOW, so head to cincinnatilibrary.org/ summeradventure to sign up! (please turn the page)

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Saturday & Sunday, May 4 - 5 P&G FITNESS EXPO & FLYING PIG MARATHON Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St. flyingpigmarathon.com Celebrating 20 years, the weekend-long events include a Flying Fur Run (run with your dog) 5K run/walk, 10K, Piglet fun run for littles, family run, relays, half and full marathon, and a pasta pig out. On Friday and Saturday before the race get gear and more. Benefits charities including CancerFree Kids and Autism Society Greater Cincinnati. Volunteer: Contact Jeanette Kiely at 513721-PIGS or Jeanette@flyingpigmarathon.com.

Saturday, May 12 BUTTERFLY WALK Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road butterflywalk.com Support CancerFree KIDS with a family-friendly walk through the park, followed by a fun festival and an inspirational survivors’ ceremony. CASA FOR KIDS 5K SUPERHERO RUN/WALK Devou Park, 1201 Park Drive, Covington prokids.org/donate-invest/superhero Don a cape and join the 5K, fitness walk and kids’ fun run. Enjoy the afterparty with free food, bouncy castles, face-painting and more. Benefits ProKids.

Saturday & Sunday, May 18, 19 OTR 5K: May 18 -19 Washington Park, 1230 Elm St. otrchamber.com/pages/GeneralInfo Now a two-day event. Kids’ fun run, waffles, bands, kids’ activities and more. Volunteer: otrchamber.com/pages/Volunteer.

Sunday, May 19 COLOR WALK/RUN 5K & WELLNESS FESTIVAL Miami Meadows Park, 1546 State Route 131, Milford hsof5k.ezregister.com Run or walk this family-friendly event and enjoy a post-race festival on health and wellness. Benefits Healthsource Foundation. Volunteers contact Chelsie Hornsby at 513-707-4035 or chornsby@hsohio.org.

Saturday, May 26 THE CANDY RACE 5K RUN/WALK Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way thecandyrace.com This race is for anyone who loves candy. Even the little ones can join in — the Jelly Tot Dash follows the 5K. Bag of candy at the finish line! Benefits the Dragonfly Foundation. Volunteer: dragonfly.org.

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kids’ health By Sherry Hang

Kids & Stress: HELPING THEM COPE

Let him shout into a pillow if it helps. The point is, there are things a kid can do to learn how to blow off steam.

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hildhood should be a wonderful time, full of carefree abandonment, exploration and growth ... right? Well, the world is only beginning to understand the depths of kids and stress — some believe it’s not just ever-changing friendships, family pressures and so on. But no matter what, it’s up to you to help them cope.

DEFINING STRESS

“On a simplified scale, stress is typically what someone feels as a result of their body’s fight or flight response kicking in, in response to their current circumstances,” says Tracy Cummings, M.D., Medical Director of CCHMC Services at the Lindner Center of HOPE. “Evolutionarily speaking, this has been protective and meant to be a warning signal. However, this can become problematic when a person’s stress level is interfering with their day-to-day lives.” School is the most common source of stress for school-

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aged children, according to Cummings. And balancing school with extra-curricular activities can contribute to a child’s stress. Add in learning to navigate relationships with both friends and family in a tech-heavy society, and it’s easy to see why a child might be overwhelmed.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

“Stress can impact a person physically and emotionally,” says Cummings. “Physical symptoms that may emerge when a child is stressed can include headaches, upset stomach, fatigue (with or without sleep pattern changes), muscle tension and rapid heart rate. Emotionally, a person’s mood can become irritable, anxious, angry or even sad. They may seem more distracted than usual.” She explains that these symptoms can lead to changes in behavior such as eating more or less, withdrawing socially or not engaging in favorite activities. “They might demonstrate emotional outbursts or have impaired decision-making and start to engage in risky behaviors (i.e., substance use, self-injurious

behavior). Over time, if not remedied, stress can lead to a decline in functioning of our immune system — rendering a person more susceptible to illness.”

WHERE YOU COME IN “Childhood and adolescence is hard!” says Cummings. “One thing to keep in mind for stressful kids is that while their circumstances may not change, they can still work to stress less over them. Mindfulness helps, i.e. knowing what’s causing the stress. If there are helpful, realistic changes that can be made, make them. If not, working to radically accept the situation for what it is can be useful, although this is a skill that is often better conceptualized by the teenage population than younger kids.” Cummings suggests that parents reinforce good sleep as well as nutrition and hygiene. She also recommends exercise, joining a club or volunteering, and adds that developing a support system or spiritual

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awareness can help. Distractions like music or crafts, or engaging in meditation or deep breathing are good. You can even encourage your child to shout into a pillow if it helps! “Teaching a child self-love and acceptance can go a long way in fostering resiliency. Opening up the lines of communication in the household is a simple strategy for families as it allows for recognition of potential struggles and for collaboration on how to improve situations.” Cummings says that parents should keep their own stress levels under control. Aim to model good behavior and steer clear of adding to your child’s stress. “Seek help if healthy coping strategies are not working, if the child cannot stop engaging in unhealthy coping strategies, or if the stress is so overwhelming that it is causing acting out behaviors, suicidal thoughts or concern for clinical depression,” says Cummings. Sherry Hang is editor of this publication.


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parent 101

Tantrums, defiance, moodiness ... it’s all part of being a toddler. He just needs guidance from you.

TODDLERS ARE BY BONNIE JEAN FELDKAMP

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hen the dog steals a cookie from 2-yearold Ezra, he

hits the dog and wails. Toddler life is all trial and error, and on difficult days it feels like mostly error. Toddlers hit, bite, resist and throw fits. How parents respond to this behavior and anticipate these undesirable actions determines the foundation of a child’s emotional intelligence and it will carry them through a lifetime.

IDENTIFY EMOTIONS Ezra’s immediate and extreme response is about emotional regulation. Sharon James, senior parent

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coach at Beech Acres Parenting

judgemental but you’re very clear

ment, you’re protecting them and

Center explains, “Different parts

about the action.” You’re label-

you’re protecting the other person

of your brain form at different

ing the emotion and connecting

(or dog) while you help them label

times of your life and the parts

it to the action. The next step is

what is happening. “You’re angry,

that help us pause before we react

to correct the behavior by saying,

that’s why you hit, we do not hit in

to something have not developed

“We don’t hit.” James is quick to

this house.”

yet in toddlers.” This makes trying

stress, “Be careful that it’s NOT

April Kandil, LPCC-S, Director

to rationalize with them futile.

something you do in the house

of Campus Based Programs for

This doesn’t mean parents have

because that can be confusing.”

The Children’s Home of Cincin-

to wait until the developmental

The message has to be consis-

nati says, “It’s important to under-

storm passes. It means parents

tent and clear. “A parent can’t hit

stand how much these founda-

should create the learning space

their child and then say we don’t

tions are helping develop a child’s

so the child begins to understand

hit,” she explains. The same goes

emotional intelligence.” We talk

what’s happening. Labeling feel-

for yelling or any other undesir-

about emotional intelligence as

ings helps them begin to cope.

able behavior.

adults and Kandil says, “It’s not

Take Ezra and his cookie-

James cautions to keep expec-

that it doesn’t exist in a child,

stealing dog. Ezra’s parent should

tations realistic. She says, “In that

it’s just often stifled during those

tell him, “You’re mad so you hit

moment, you may not be able to

early years or not validated.”

the dog.” James says, “You don’t

get the child’s attention beyond

say it in a way that’s derogatory or

stopping the behavior.” In the mo-

“Where Every Family Matters.”


MODEL DESIRED BEHAVIOR Let’s keep following Ezra and his cookie. Once things calm down, a parent should get down on the floor with their child and model a desirable strategy. Explain in simple language, “The dog wants my cookie. The dog likes cookies, just like we like cookies. The dog doesn’t know that taking your cookie is bad. How can we help the dog get her own cookie?” Next time, Ezra might ask for the dog to get a cookie of her own or he may tell the dog, “No. Sit!” because he’s been taught those options. Then, parents can celebrate his success. “Good job, Ezra. I like how you were kind to the dog. We love our doggie.” James says, “Instead of being mad and frustrated and punishing, you want to celebrate his successes.” A child will want to keep behaving in a way that pleases his parents, and that reshapes their

James says instead of saying, “If

shoes. Amy cries, “No bye-byes!”

you don’t pick up your toys then

Even if they are leaving to pick up

you can’t watch your TV show,”

her brother from school just like

say, “When you pick up your toys,

every other day. Amy needs tran-

you get to watch your favorite

GET AHEAD OF MELTDOWNS

sition cues. Kadil says, “If it’s an

show, I wonder what they’re going

Three-year-old Theo bangs his

activity that they don’t have any

to do today?” Focus on the what-

head on the tile floor when he

choice in, make sure you spend

ever the fun thing is that they get

is overtired and called to task.

the time helping them transition.”

to do and minimize the conversa-

His mom feels he keeps doing

James recommends making

tion about what task you’re trying

it because it gets such a strong,

tasks playful when you can. It

to get them to finish.

immediate reaction. Kadil says

helps reduce defiance. If it’s time

Not everything can be a game

this is when replacement behavior

to clean up,

and it’s OK

for what has become a release for

for example,

to say “no”

Theo can help.

make it into

to something

If a parent knows their child

that’s inap-

melts down when they are hungry

propriate but

or tired, they should anticipate

it’s equally

and prepare for those trouble

important to

spots. James says, “You have to

follow that up

know your child and his triggers.”

with options.

Toddlers are easy to distract

If all a kid

at this age. Engage the child and,

hears is “no”

James says, “Be aware that as

they don’t

your emotional temperature rises,

know what

theirs will as well.” Staying calm is

else to do. “A

really important because parents

child is brand

need to model self regulation. If

new to life,”

parents fly off the handle or react

says James,

strongly to a certain behavior,

“so when they

then they can’t tell the child to

hear ‘no’ they

stay calm.

a race: “How fast can you get your toys in the basket?” Then when they’re done say “Good for you, you picked up your toys.” This way, it’s not just a battle of wills. Children

behavior.

also need to

DEFIANCE

ing defiant has

Sharon James says the number one complaint she hears from parents of younger kids is “How can I get my child to listen?” However, James explains that this behavior is a little more difficult because it’s not about the child not listening, it’s about what the parent is trying to make happen in that moment. She says, “You have to do a little bit of soul searching and figure out what it is in that moment that you need the child to hear.” Kadil agrees. “Understand what your child needs in order to prepare for the next step. If it’s a routine that happens everyday, it’s about setting up the expectation at an age-appropriate developmental level.” Know your child’s needs and Kadil stresses, “If you’re going to start something, make sure you have time to finish it.” Two-year-old Amy gets upset

healthy family

just by her mom putting on her

know that be-

“IF IT’S AN ACTIVITY THAT THEY DON’T HAVE ANY CHOICE IN, MAKE SURE YOU SPEND TIME HELPING THEM TRANSITION.”

consequences.

— APRIL KANDIL

The bottom line is they do

know that

The grocery store is a com-

what hap-

mon trigger. Everyone has seen

need to pick up their toys. James

pened wasn’t OK, but they don’t

a child melt down over an item

says, “Let them know it’s their

know what to do instead.” Kadil

they couldn’t have. Kadil says it

choice and something happens if

agrees. “Tell them what to do and

helps to give kids limited control.

they don’t get it done. It doesn’t

not just what not to do. Give di-

“Create opportunities for them to

have to be a big deal but they have

rection at an age appropriate level

choose. Let them pick the type of

to ‘get’ that it’s their choice to not

and set realistic expectations.”

pasta, for example.” Does it really

do it.”

James explains, “We’re helping

matter if you get corkscrew pasta

Kadil says when rewarding

them build coping skills from

or shells? Let the child choose and

positive behavior, “Focus on

the moment they come into the

they feel like they are involved.

relationship-based rewards.” Par-

world.” She recommends, “Give

Kadil says, “Tantrums are about

ents don’t have to buy toys or give

kids an opportunity to discover

seeking attention and/or getting

candy and stickers all the time.

coping skills that work for them

needs met. What we want to do is

They can take a walk with a child.

because every child is different.”

show kids that they don’t have to

Time and attention from someone

Use their strengths to help them

act out in order to get that atten-

who loves them is the best kind of

discover solutions and then you

tion.”

reward.

get to be a champion. James cau-

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW YOU SAY IT

tions, “Just remember it might not go well the first time. They will fumble but if you’re encouraging,

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer, wife and mom of three kids. Visit her at writerbonnie.com.

they will keep trying.”

How you frame things matter.

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CELEBRATE AT JANE’S SADDLEBAG 13989 RYLE ROAD, UNION Bring Mom for a special day with a complimentary flower or plant, lunch and dinner specials, live music from 3 - 6 p.m., and moms get free entry into the Petting Zoo. Call 859-3846617 or visit janessaddlebag.com. MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND STAMPING AT THE SILVER DIVA 7594B VOICE OF AMERICA CENTER DRIVE, WEST CHESTER Bring Mom or Grandma for brunch and a stamping project that results in a unique gift. Held on May 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; cost is $35 for mom, $15 for each additional adult, and $10 for children. RSVP at thesilverdiva.com.

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10 Great Tips

From Moms Who Have “Been There” "The days will seem slow and painfully long sometimes with the kids, but remember: days are long, years are fast.” “Have a good cry sometimes and don’t believe for a second that there’s anything wrong with that.” “At the end of every year, have each family member write down his favorite memories of the past 12 months. Keep them in a special capsule (like a large plastic bin) in your closet or under your bed.” “When the going gets tough, when you feel like complaining ... remember to count it all a blessing.”

“Do date night. You HAVE to take time out for a little romance.”

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“ Try not to waste time comparing your life to someone else’s. What you see if often not what her life is really about, anyway.” “Laugh, laugh, laugh. When everything’s going wacky around you, laugh at it, laugh with your kids, laugh at yourself. It’s a lifesaver.”

"Say YES to your kids as much as possible." “You’re not a bad person if you don’t get baby books done for all of your kids, but you MUST take pictures!”

“Don’t spend so much time cleaning that you aren’t really living with your kids.” Source: Various moms on the soccer fields.

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ARTS 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!

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

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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. Register by May 1 for early bird discount.

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!

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!

Peraza Music Workshop

perazamusicworkshop.com • perazamusicworkshop@gmail.com (513) 681-5551 Founded in 2005, we have grown to one of the finest and strongest violin studios in the Tri-County area. Classes for ages 3 and up starting now. Conveniently located in Wyoming.

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

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

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STEMs for Youth

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! 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.

cincystemlab.com • info@cincystemlab.com 513-857-3366 Want a different more robust experience for you child this summer? Look no further! The STEM Lab’s STEM Mania Summer Camp is for rising grades 1 - 8. There will be no summer brain drain here, because our summer scholars investigate, explore, create, and discover their STEM skills. Choose from Kitchen Chemistry, Robotics, Circuitry, Journey to Wakanda, Explosives, and many more! 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!

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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/locations/ohio-summer-camps/xavier-university 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.

Maderia-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

8000 Miami Ave., Madeira 513-791-4470 madeirachurch.org Explore, create, design with STEM week and art week at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church! STEM week is Jul. 16 - 20. Art week is Jul. 23 - 27. Preschool - grade 1, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Grades 2 - 5, 1 - 4 p.m.

Science Matters

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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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

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.

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.

Metroparks of Butler County

yourmetroparks.net/experiences/adventurecamps • programs@yourmetroparks.net 513-867-5835 Engage your kids with camps at MetroParks of Butler County! Various camps are available for ages 3 - 12. Time on the farm, on the water, in the garden, learning outdoor survival skills, and more. Visit our website for more information and registration.

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DISNEY’S ALADDIN MAY 29 - JUNE 10

Discover a whole new world with the hit Broadway musical featuring a magical tale, belly laughs and a lamp with three wishes. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; tickets start at $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit cincinnatiarats.org.

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Tue 1 BUSY BEES

Learn all the friendly good deeds of bees and how they benefit human lives too. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, May 1 - 6. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MOTHER GOOSE STORY TIME

It’s Mother Goose Day, celebrate with a special story, songs and a game or two. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

ZOO BABIES

Please see “Spotlight” on page 28.

Wed 2 FAMILY NIGHTS

Wear your PJs and visit the butterflies after hours for activities, crafts and snacks. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 5 - 7:30 p.m. May 2, 16 and 30; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 - 17; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks. com/krohn.

LITTLE TYKES

Ages 3 - 6 explore things that fly, from butterflies to birds, in this high-flying adventure. Winton Centre, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 11 a.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MEET AUTHOR TIMOTHY YOUNG

Author and illustrator Timothy Young reads from his books, answers questions, and signs his most recent picture book, I’m Going to Outer Space! blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE REC READS

Bring toddlers and preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed books, songs and activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. Wed in May; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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FIND MAY EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. FREE THE GOOD KING GRAND OPENING

Bring the family to The Good King’s first art-filled secret mission and enjoy free food and drinks. Each week, participants receive a new mission: to print, color or mail a coloring page designed specifically for someone fighting some sort of battle. The Good King, 1805 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed - Sun through May 12; 513-492-2659 or facebook. com/events/221084748634454/.

WATER FREE WEDNESDAY

Love the water table, but hate the water in it? Bring the kids by today when the water tables are all left empty. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed in May; $8.75 first child, $6.75 each additional child; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

Thu 3 BIG WEEK OF BIRDING

Take a hike on undeveloped trails in search of birds. Four Mile Creek MetroPark, 2385 Treiber Road, Hamilton; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

MUSIC@BCM

This annual concert series launches with a performance from Nicole Zuraitis, an award-winning vocalist, pianist and songwriter. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Celebrate May Day with dance, music and a live animal demonstration. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: AIR ROCKETS

Artist Karen Saunders uses air as an art supply — experiment with air pressure and design some unique rockets inspired by her work, followed by kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 4 FREE MANABEBES

Bring the littlest readers for a fun introduction to Spanish. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Fri in May; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE MEET AUTHOR EMMA CARLSON BERNE

Author Emma Carlson Berne reads from and signs books from her series Star Wars Forces of Destiny. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE PUPPETS & PAJAMAS SING-ALONG

Wear your PJs and join local fave Jennifer Ellis for high-energy kids’ music show, that is also a great meet-up for moms, dads and caregivers. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 82 Carothers Road; 10:30 a.m.; 859-486-2106 or jenniferellismusic.com.

Sat 5 FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES

Take a docent-led interactive tour with fun facts and hands-on activities for all ages. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Sat in May; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAY: EXPLORE CHINA

Bring the family for performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours and art activities as they explore the culture and history of China, inspired by the special exhibit, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FAMILY GARDEN WEEKEND

Head to the farm for all things gardening, including a look at the new kids’ garden area just for little ones! Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 OH-48, Loveland; 10 a.m.; please visit web site for price; bloomsandberries.com.

GEOFAIR

Don’t miss the area’s largest gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show, featuring curiosities, museum-quality specimens, and family-friendly activities, including merit badge assistance for scouts. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 5, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 6; $9 adults, $3 children, free admission for uniformed Scouts and teachers with ID with a paid adult companion; geofair. com.

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NOW PLAYING BYE BYE BIRDIE

In a loving tribute to small-town America, teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie gets drafted and chooses a young girl for a public farewell kiss. With favorite songs, teen romance and all the hilarity that goes with it, audiences of all ages will enjoy this high-energy production. Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place; May 2 - 27; please see website for ticket prices; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S CORTEO

A joyous parade as imagined by a clown featuring comedy, acrobatics, music and a carnival atmosphere. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St.; May 3 - 6; please visit website for ticket prices; usbankarena.com.

DISNEY’S ALADDIN

See “Things to Do” opener on page 25.

MURDER FOR TWO

It’s a hilarious whodunit as party guests try to determine who killed the great novelist Arthur Whitney on the night of his surprise birthday party. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; May 5 - June 10; please see web site for ticket prices; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

RAPUNZEL

Young Rapunzel lives in a tower with her overprotective grandmother, safe from the dangers of the world. But as her curiosity grows, she meets Rafi, a local boy whose friendship gives her the courage to be free in this production from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Series. Various venues throughout Greater Cincinnati; through May 20; please see website for complete schedule of locations, dates and prices; 513421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

TREASURE ISLAND

It’s the journey of a lifetime, complete with pirates, treasure maps, courage and more in this show designed for the whole family. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; through May 19; please see website for ticket prices; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay.com.


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Join the improv comedy troupe Highly Improvable for a series of improvisational games, combined with audience suggestions, makes each show uniquely entertaining. This event is for adults and children 13 and older. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 8 p.m.; $7.50 in advance, $9 at the door; 513497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE MEET AUTHOR JEFFREY EBBELER

Author and illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler reads and signs his new book, George the Hero Hound, and leads a short drawing demonstration. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2:30 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

PB&J CONCERT

The Linton Musicians have teamed up with Madcap Puppets for the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, as told through the music of Schubert. Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; $6; 513-381-6868 or lintonmusic.org.

SHEN YUN

This unique theatrical experience explores 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through stories, dance and music, all taking place with breathtaking scenery and backdrops. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 2 and 7 p.m. May 5, 1 p.m. May 6; $83.50 - $153.50; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts. org.

SUN PAPER ART

Hunt for special nature objects in the PlayScape, then make a unique print of your finds using solar print paper. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 2 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE WEST CHESTER MOTHER’S DAY MARKET

Peruse unique and creative gifts for the special mothers in your life at this two-day market. Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North, 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 5 - 6; eventbrite. com/e/west-chester-mothers-day-artisans-market-tickets39491307564?aff=eac2.

Sun 6 BIRDY SCAVENGER HUNT

The birds are singing, so pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and go in search of feathered friends. Return your completed findings for a prize. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg 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.

BRILLIANT BEES

Ohio would be a lot less colorful without its 500 species of bees — learn about powerful pollinators and build a mason bee house. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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Interact with touchable art objects at stations throughout the CAM. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Sun in May; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

PICKLE MAKING

Learn Kosher pickle crafting with an expert pickling Rabbi. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Mason Fire Station 52, 5500 Cedar Village Drive, Mason; 12 p.m.; $50 per family, $20 adults, $10 children; jdiscovery. com/kosherpickles.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Are herbs herbalicious? Find out what kind of herbs are grown on the farm then plant your own herb pot to take home. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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Wed 9

PHOTOGRAPHER NIGHTS

FREE IPOP GOES THE LIBRARY

Photographers and tripods are welcome this evening to get great shots of the butterflies after hours in the Krohn. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. May 7, 14 and 21; $12; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks. com/krohn.

Tue 8 FREE AUTHOR STORY TIME

Author Julie Fogliano shares her books, including her latest, A House That Once Was, which releases May 1. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2:30 p.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE PEANUT BUTTER ‘N JAM SESSION

Enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, as told by the Linton Musicians and Madcap Puppets. Williams Avenue Elementary School, 2132 Williams Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; 513-381-6868 or lintonmusic.org.

This library music series in the Popular Library Lounge features performances from area singer-songwriters. Main Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St.; 7 - 8 p.m.; downtownelisteningroom.com/ dtlr-other-venues.

Thu 10 MS. AMBER’S JAMBOREE

Toddlers enjoy music, dancing and a story. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m. May 10 and 24; $10; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Bring your moms and friends to explore motherhood on the farm with activities, crafts and animal meetings. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: YOU DA MOM

Make a handmade gift that Mom actually wants, like a ceramic vase or a heartfelt card. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

Fri 11 ALL ABOUT COLORS IN NATURE

Ages 2 - 4 learn about the colors of nature with a story and a craft. Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope 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.

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APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL

ZOO BABIES All This Month

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Bring the whole gang for dancing, food, music, storytelling, festival crafts and demos, and plenty of fun. Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. May 12, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 13; $10 ages 13 - 55, $5 ages 55 and older, $2 ages 2 - 12; appalachianfestival.org.

FUNNY HAT DAY

Wear your most interesting hats to the Carousel, and learn all about the history of hats, then make your own hat craft before taking a spin. Carol Ann’s

“Where Every Family Matters.”

Carousel, 8 W. Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; please visit website for price; cincinnatiparks.com.

Sat 12 A CAROUSEL BIRTHDAY

Carol Ann’s Carousel is turning 3 years old today, come by to celebrate with fun activities and a whirl around the carousel. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 W. Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; please see website for prices; 513-381-3756 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE ASIAN FOOD FEST

It’s a two-day extravaganza of food, so come hungry. Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and the return of the Secret Menu booth featuring local amateur chefs. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 12 - 10 p.m. May 12 - 13; washingtonpark.org.

FREE AUTHOR STORY TIME

Author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand shares his newest books, I’m a Duck and First Star: A Bear and Mole Story. A book signing follows, line numbers available with purchase of book. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

BUTTERFLY WALK

With just a few steps, make a difference for CancerFree KIDS, a non-profit that supports pediatric cancer research. The 12th annual Butterfly Walk and 5K aims to surpass $1 million in fundraising efforts, and includes a 5K run, a pediatric cancer survivor ceremony, a one-mile inspirational walk, the quartermile Junior Jog, and a Family Fun Festival with music, food, games and activities for all ages. Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason; 9 a.m.; $25 - $40 or fundraise for your registration fee; butterflywalk.com.

CRAFTS FOR MOM

Ages 6 and younger can stop in to make a nature craft for Mom or Grandma. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 12 - 3 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE DELHI PARKS SPRING CRAFT SHOW

Thirty local crafters offer unique gifts, crafts and tasty baked goods, including everything from jewelry to soaps to original artwork and home decor. Delhi Parks Spring Craft Show, 647 Neeb Road; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-451-3300 or facebook.com/ events/421493911610633/.


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SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

The Linton Musicians and Madcap Puppets use the music of Schubert to tell this classic fairy tale. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.; $6; 513-381-6868 or lintonmusic.org.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

Visit interactive learning stations to learn about amazing animal moms. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MOTHER’S DAY STORY AND CRAFT

Celebrate Mom with a special story time and craft. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

NAMI WALKS

Join the movement to raise awareness of mental illness and support NAMI in their mission to help individuals and families in the region. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m.; fundraising efforts appreciated; 513-351-3500 or namiwalks.org.

SHABBAT MINYAN & KIDDUSH LUNCH

Enjoy an inspirational service in Hebrew and English, singing and dancing, a children’s program and more. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 9:30 a.m. May 12 and 26; please visit web site for price; jdiscovery.com.

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Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Chrisholm MetroPark Chrisholm Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton

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June 3 – Chicken Chat June 7 – Batty About Bats *There will be no Show & Tell on the Farm programs on May 13th, June 10 – Rainbow Gardens May 27th, and June 17th. June 14 – Fabulous Fathers June 21 – Summer Solstice on the Farm June 24 – Yoga on the Farm June 28 – Farming with a Full Moon

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Tue 15 PIRATES!

Learn about nature’s “pirates,” who plunder with their masks and stripes. Discover who they are, what they are after and how to stop them. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, May 15 - 20. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

The Great American Read May 22 at 8pm on CET Explore the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels.

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daily listings FREE THIRD TUESDAY NATURE SERIES: GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE

An agent from the Kenton County Extension Office provides information on gardening for wildlife along with hands-on activities. Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse 3, 420 Independence Station Road; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

TOT TUESDAY: TURTLES

Preschoolers and their grown-ups enjoy stories, crafts and more. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum. org.

Wed 16 WILD WEDNESDAY

Explore science concepts, meet live animals and more with Dr. Tom Sproat and Critters in the Classroom in this award-winning nature series. Be sure to arrive early for pre-program fun with the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

Thu 17 MUSIC@BCM

Enjoy a performance from MJQ Deja Vu, who gives a musical shout-out to the famous Modern Jazz Quartet. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Explore the world of dandelions through activities and crafts and find out who eats them on the farm. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: PIGMENT PORTRAITS

Artist Firelei Baez creates beautiful and bright portraits and you can, too, using Baez’s work as inspiration. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

WEE WONDER ABOUT FLOWERS

Ages 3 - 5 head outdoors for activities, stories and crafts all about flowers. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450

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FIND MAY EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. 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.

Fri 18 FREE MAIFEST

It’s the first major summer festival in the region, bring the gang for food and drink, works by artisans and craftsmen, a special Kinderplatz area for children, and the Street Chalk Art Contest on Saturday. 6th Street Promenade, Covington; 5 - 11 p.m. May 18, 12 11 p.m. May 19, 12 - 8 p.m. May 20; mainstrasse.org.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK

Enjoy a free screening of The Secret Life of Pets. The Fairfield Fire Department will host pre-show fun and giveaways. Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

Sat 19

NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Head to the park for activities to enjoy in the great outdoors. Also at Miami Whitewater Forest (9001 Mt. Hope Road) and Woodland Mound (8250 Old Kellogg Road). Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 12 - 4 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.

OTR 5K

Get ready to kick off all things summer with a 5K run and walk (plus a kids’ run) through OTR’s historic neighborhood, followed by a postrace summer celebration complete with live entertainment, food and more. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 9 a.m.; please visit website for registration info; washingtonpark.org.

FREE SIGN LANGUAGE STORY TIME

AUTISM SPEAKS WALK

Join a community walk to support families and people living with autism in this annual inspiring event. Those who raise a minimum of $20 can receive a wristband to access the rides at Coney Island. Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 8:30 a.m.; fundraising efforts appreciated; 513-290-8355 or act.autismspeaks.org.

FREE BABYWEARING 101

Learn all about babywearing and explore the different types of carriers available to you and your little one. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 12:30 p.m.; 513620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

CINCINNATI ROLLERGIRLS SEASON FINALE

Cheer on the Cincinnati Rollergirls in tonight’s season finale and Pride Night. Schmidt Memorial Fieldhouse, 3900 Winding Way; 6 - 9 p.m.; $15 adults, $7 children, college students and staff with ID, free ages 6 and younger; 513818-3372 or cincinnatirollergirls.com.

CRITTERS ON THE LAWN

Meet animal ambassadors before enjoying outdoor relaxation. 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; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

GREAT STRIDES

with CF. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m.; fundraising efforts appreciated; fightcf.cff.org.

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event and support families and friends who live

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 STAR GAZE

Join Kenton County Parks & Recreation, the Cincinnati Observatory, and the Midwestern Astronomers for an evening of gazing at the stars (weather permitting). Kenton County Public Works and Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road; 8 - 10 p.m.; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE TIME TO EXPLORE

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day and play at the park as kids learn, craft and explore different education stations. Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, Fairfield; 1 - 2 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfieldcity.org.

Sun 20 FREE MOMMY & ME MEETUP

Come by the PJ Patch and chat with fellow moms about all things related to motherhood. Want opinions about sleep training? Have questions about solid foods? Chat while your kids play in the PJ Patch or at J Play! Bring your swimsuits if you would like to stay afterwards for an impromptu pool party. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; mayersonjcc.org.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Bring the kids to meet the kids. Visit the goats and learn all about their lives on

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the farm. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS

Join the Arthritis Foundation and take a step to help cure this disease and support those who live with it every day. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m.; fundraising efforts appreciated; arthritis.org.

FREE WYOMING ART SHOW

Enjoy more than 125 regional fine arts exhibitors, music, tasty food and free children’s art activities in this juried fine art show and sale. Wyoming Art Show, 1 Worthington Ave.; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513-886-5039 or wyomingartshow.org.

Mon 21 FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW

Bring the gang for Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe. Best for middle schoolers and older. Haile Planetarium, Northern Kentucky University, 500 Nunn Drive, Newport; 12 p.m.; nku.edu.

Tue 22 VARIED VEGGIES

Check out what’s growing in the gardens, learn which part of the plant different vegetables come from, then perform a taste test to find out your favorites. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, May 22 - 27. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

Wed 23 FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Head to the park to explore a variety of vehicles with the family. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 4 - 7 p.m.; summitparkblueash.com.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Join Cincinnati Museum Center to go digging for dinosaur remnants. Be sure to arrive early for fun with the Kenton County Public Library, and postprogram activities with the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.


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Thu 24

truck and live music with Kelly Richey. ArtsConnect Cafe, 9150 Winton Road; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-522-2108.

Sun 27

(ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

FROG WEEK

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

It’s all about science today — the science of juggling with Tom Sparough, the Space Painter. Arrive early for some extra fun with the Kenton County Public Library. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

ANIMAL TALES

Families are invited to join the naturalist for a nature-themed story. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MANATEE SCAVENGER HUNT

Stop by to join a scavenger hunt around the store — find clues in the signatures on the walls, on shelves and other nooks, then earn a prize. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 12 - 6 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Learn about the busy bees on the farm with crafts and activities, then visit the MidPointe Library Book Mobile. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Need to change things up a bit? Look at things from a new perspective — use your feet to draw, paint under the table, and explore new possibilities. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 25 ANIMALS ALIVE

Discover what animals live in your backyard and meet a few up close. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE CAFE CONCERT

The ArtsConnect Cafe invites families to enjoy lunch with BG’S Grill food

Learn about Ohio’s frogs and toads with live animals, activities and crafts (small fee applies). Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; May 25 - 29 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.

Sat 26 FREE AUTISM FAMILY EXPLORATION

Families with children with autism or other developmental disabilities are invited to explore the CAM with specially trained docents. Be sure to stop by the REC Center for an all-ability art-making activity. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 9 - 11 a.m.; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: TINY CIRCUS

Step right up for a teeny-tiny circus. Create circus-themed works of art, design your own big top tent sculpture complete with mini performers and itty bitty animals, then snack on some popcorn and try your hand at tiny tight rope racing. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

JUPITER NIGHT

Giant Jupiter has returned to the evening skies and you can get a look at its cloud tops and four largest moons while learning about the planet, its blustery hurricanes and its shrinking red spot. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place; 9 - 11 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children and members; 513321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

STICK SWORD AND WAND MAKING

Stop in to craft your own wand or sword, then stick around to play with your new creation in the PlayScape. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 2 - 3:30 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

TASTE OF CINCINNATI

Explore all that Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have to offer your taste buds in this culinary festival that includes live music, family activities, and of course, tasty treats. Downtown Cincinnati; May 26 - 28; free admission, menu items range from $3 - $6; tasteofcincinnati.com.

Join an open house for outdoor lovers that showcases native Ohio animals and celebrates the beginning of summer. Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 2 - 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.

Mon 28 HUNGER WALK & 5K RUN

Fight hunger in our community by joining this walk and 5K run to support the Freestore Foodbank’s community partner agencies like food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, eldercare and childcare facilities, community centers and more. (Online registration closes on May 25 at 2 p.m.) The Banks, Downtown Cincinnati, 9 a.m.; $20 $25; cincinnatihungerwalk.org.

KIDS’ MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Catch the mystery fish! Prizes are awarded in three age groups to each kid who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery weight. Every kid who catches a fish will receive a trophy. Any species can be weighed, and live bait is permitted. For ages 15 and younger. Boathouse, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road; 10 a.m. - 12 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 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY

Today’s parade features veterans groups, military units, the Fairfield High School Marching Band, community groups, the Fairfield Police Department, and Fairfield Fire and Paramedic units. Veterans Memorial Park, 701 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 10 a.m.; 513-8675348 or fairfield-city.org.

Tue 29 REPTILES

Explore reptiles’ unique characteristics and the role they play in the garden and in nature. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, May 29 - June 3. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 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.

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Wed 30 FREE WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS

Join the first of this 10-week summer concert series — tonight includes a performance from The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, plus food vendors, art activities for kids, and more. Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave.; 7 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE WEE WEDNESDAY: MAKE SOME NOISE

Preschoolers and their parents enjoy learning stations in the galleries, storytellers and an art project that’s all about music and noise. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Meet the African Penguins from the Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation today. Be sure to arrive early for pre- and post-program activities. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

Thu 31 SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM

Explore entomophagy and see who eats insects on the farms. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: DONUT PARTY

Celebrate National Donut Day by painting giant cardboard donuts, building donut sculptures, and of course, eating donuts. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

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