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day by day By Susan Day

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y 13-year-old doesn’t want to hug me anymore. Isn’t that sad? Well ... it’s not absolutely 100% true. Just yesterday he hugged me for the longest time, hard, with his head down, not wanting to let go. Let me explain. Boys get to an age where they’re embarrassed to be seen as less than a ... man. They go through a stage where they work really, really hard to NOT let water fall from their eyes. They stare, willing tears away and they get good at it. This happens around age 13 just when “the change” has occurred. They are trying to become “big.” They want you to notice this, but they’re not going to blurt it out or anything. And don’t hug them in public whatever you do. Now mind you, I’m a hugger! I’m the biggest hugger in my home! And when you’re a hugger you create huggers and everyone gets hugs! But this boy thing — this transition into the “BIG ME” — is hard to take. It can make you feel like something’s wrong with you. Why won’t he hug me? Now yesterday, when he was hugging me hard, it came after a conflict where I learned he had lied to me. I told him I was disappointed in him. I will not tell you what he did to earn my rebuke, but I will say it was serious enough for me to be strict in tone. If you tell your son, whom you love to your very core, that he has let you down, you literally rock his world. Only he doesn’t show it on the outside. He stares hard, absorbs the sharp sting in the back of his throat, bears up. It’s then that you have to give him a moment, because after saying you’re disappointed in him you have to deliver something really key in the next moment or so. You have to let him take in what you said, and then you have to say, “I love you,” and that’s when he softens and bows his head. So you keep going. You say, “You are a wonderful boy, and we all love you in this family, and even great men can make mistakes.” And that’s when, if you’re standing, you’re suddenly rocked back on your heels because you have these arms around you tight and his 13-year-old head against your heart. He’s loving you as hard as he possibly can and he’s asking for forgiveness. And no, you do not let go. You stay. Forever. Letting your son know you are disappointed in him is a fine, chiseled tool to be reserved only for an absolutely necessary moment. There’s not a kid alive who doesn’t want his parents to be proud of him. So when you tell a boy you love him soon after telling him he’s disappointed you, be prepared for an epic hug you’ll not soon forget.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AT THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CINCINNATI Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Saturday, June 18 for an open house at their new facility (4015 Red Bank Road)! Families can explore the facility, enjoy face painting, games and character meet-andgreets (including Local 12 News Anchor Bob Herzog from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.!), along with a load of fun performances! Check out the STAR Cabaret at 11:30 a.m.; a summer day workshop at 12:15 p.m., story time with Dorothy from Wizard of Oz at 12:45 p.m., a “Freak Flag” dance call from Shrek the Musical JR at 1 p.m., and story time with Alice in Wonderland at 1:45 p.m. Plenty more is in store, so be sure to mark your calendars! Visit thechildrenstheatre.com for details.

GET OUT, GET FIT! Summer is the perfect time to get outside, get fit, and start developing healthy habits that can carry you into the fall and winter, especially when you can check out a few classes for FREE! • Washington Park (1230 Elm St.) offers Workout on the Green on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning at 6 p.m. Yoga, Pilates, total body workouts and bootcampstyle programs are all in the mix to give you plenty of variety. Get the full schedule at washingtonpark.org. • Great Parks of Hamilton County can get you in shape and help you connect with nature with one of their many scheduled hikes, found at greatparks.org. Or check out one of their Try It fitness classes, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati — explore yoga at Sharon Woods beginning June 2, and aerobics, kickboxing and Zumba at Winton Woods beginning June 7. cincinnatifamilymagazine.com • nkyfamily.com

SUMMER FUN AT LIBERTY CENTER The new Liberty Center has a heckuva summer planned for families! First up are Rewind Wednesdays: Movies Under Moonlight, during which families can catch familiar kids’ films like The Incredibles or Mary Poppins on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Park through August. Concerts on the Square take place from 6 - 9 p.m. on Fridays through August and feature favorite bands like Son del Caribe, The Mistics, and The Menus. Lastly, a Farmers Market will be open on the Square from 3 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning June 7 and running through Aug. 30, so swing by for fresh veggies, flowers and treats! For more information, and to get a complete schedule, visit liberty-center.com. (please turn the page)

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FREE (OR DISCOUNTED) MOVIES ALL SUMMER LONG

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ometimes you just need to escape the heat and enjoy a family-friendly film in a nice cool theatre. Fortunately, movie theatres across Greater Cincinnati are offering special deals for families! Check out a few here, and find more on our website: • Rave Motion Pictures Milford 16 (500 Rivers Edge) and Rave Cinemas Western Hills 14 (5870 Harrison Ave.) offer the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse — for $5, kids can catch 10 films (or $1 each when purchased at the box office). Showtimes are at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; get the scoop at cinemark.com/summer-movieclubhouse.

• Danberry Dollar Saver Turfway (7650 Turfway Road, Florence) offers a free family film series, June 6 - Aug. 3. All movies start at 10:30 a.m., beginning June 6, visit danberry. com/turfwayevents for the schedule. • Kids who present a book report on Wednesdays at Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux (12064 Springfield Pike) can get free admission to a select children’s film beginning this summer! Head to showcasecinemas.com/ programs/kids-and-families/bookwormwed.

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our number-one local resource for family events, parent information and more continues to be the very best! Cincinnati Family scooped up six awards in the Editorial and Design categories from the Parenting Media Association (PMA) during a ceremony in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, April 16. Cincinnati Family received the Gold Editorial Award and the Gold Design Award for “Local News”; the Silver Editorial Award and the Gold Design Award for “Things to Do”; the Bronze Editorial Award for “Kids’ Health” and the Bronze Editorial Award for Barbara Littner David’s “Family Outing”. “We’re happy and honored,” says Editorin-Chief Susan Day. “I am thankful to have the most nimble editorial staff in town! We love what we do and remain deeply dedicated to serving local parents,” she adds.

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kids’ health Photo: The American Academy of Pediatrics

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DON’T FORGET: BABY’S ON BOARD!

With summer schedules changing routines, it’s very important to remember your little one in the car and to never leave children alone in a parked car. Ever.

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ou hear about it far too often — a child dies of heatstroke after being left alone in the car on a hot summer day. How can a parent possibly forget about the baby in the back seat? It happens more often than you might think. In 2015, 24 U.S. children died from vehicular heatstroke, and as of this writing, four U.S. children have already died in 2016 (noheatstroke.org). It also happens a lot more easily than you might think. An exhausted mom forgets about her baby as she brings in groceries and her mind is focused on planning dinner. Or the schedule has changed, and Dad’s in charge of picking up the tot from day care, a task he normally doesn’t do. Distractions are everywhere, and if you’re tired, stressed, or confused over changes in your daily routine, you can forget about kiddos in the backseat — especially if he’s in a rear-facing carrier and you can’t see his face in the mirror as a reminder.

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WHAT’S THE RISK? Babies are especially at risk in a hot car. When chilled or overheated, grown-ups have a very efficient internal system that prompts them to shiver or sweat and adjust their body temperature accordingly. But that system isn’t fully developed in infants, making it harder for them to adapt and regulate their body temps. Couple that with the fact that the interior of a car can reach 120 degrees on an 80-degree day, and you have the perfect setting for tragedy.

TECH HELP Car manufacturers have little to offer in the way of smart technology that reminds drivers of their backseat passengers. The non-profit Kids and Cars (kidsandcars.org) has pushed for “child-left-behind” regulations and technology in cars, but so far, no legislation has passed, leaving it to other innovators to fill the gap: EVENFLO offers a car seat with Sensorsafe Technology — a series of tones activated by a chest clip and wireless receiver reminds parents about baby in the backseat, or if the clip becomes detached while driving. It retails for approximately $150 at Wal-Mart or online at evenflo.com

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DRIVER’S LITTLE HELPER is a car seat monitor that syncs with smartphones and sends alerts about movement in the car seat, and can message family and friends in case of emergency. It retails for $79.99 at driverslittlehelper.com Baby Alert International sells ChildMinder Soft Clip and Elite Pad systems, both of which send drivers alerts after eight seconds if the driver has moved more than 15 feet away from their child in the car seat. They sell for approximately $70 - $100 at babyalert.info. SafeKids.org offers low-tech approaches, like using a mirror so you can see your baby’s face while he rides in a rearfacing car seat. Or, put your phone or other important item in the back seat so you have to check before locking up the car. Some parents find that keeping a stuffed animal in the front seat with them as they drive serves as a good reminder, or a sticker reading “Baby in Back!” placed on the rearview mirror is a simple and priceless fix. Whatever you do, high-tech or low, if it helps you to remember the precious cargo riding along with you, you’re ready to hit the road.


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ABCs:

ALPHA DATES W/KIDS By Tina Pratt

PLACES TO TAKE KIDS FOR EVERY LETTER OF THE ALPHABET!

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ive years ago, after my son was born, my husband and I realized that every date night we had we went to the SAME two places. They were both great places, but before we left the house we could tell you exactly what we would order. We decided it was time to mix things up. That’s when we decided to start doing Alphabet Dates. We would work our way through the alphabet finding places that started with the letter we were on. It forced us to be creative and encouraged us to check out new places. It was a blast! When we moved to Cincinnati, we decided it would be a great way for our family to get to know the area. We visited places like Graeter’s, Trammel Fossil Park, and EnterTRAINment Junction. We enjoyed the challenge of finding places to visit that would allow us to “cross off” letters of the alphabet. Recently, I reached out to some fabulous local moms on Facebook to help come up with some new Alphabet Date ideas for summer fun with kids. They helped create a fantastic list of places that offers fun for all ages.

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AMC MOVIE THEATERS

AMC West Chester 18 (amctheatres.com/ movie-theatres/cincinnati/amc-west-chester-18) and AMC Newport on the Levee 20 (amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/cincinnati/amc-newport-on-the-levee-20) offer four sensory friendly movie showings each month! A perfect opportunity to take little ones or kids with special needs to a movie.

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BOWLING

Check out Kids Bowl Free (kidsbowlfree. com). Register eligible children for two free games a day, all summer long, at a bowling alley near you!

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CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL AND CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER

Head on over to the Cincinnati Nature Center (cincynature.org). There’s more than 1,600 acres to explore, plus a really cool Nature PlayScape that gets kids back in touch with nature. Then hop over to Carol Ann’s

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Carousel (mysmaleriverfrontpark.org/carousel.htm) for a spin on the beautiful Cincinnati themed characters.

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DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

Splash water at the giant water table, climb through the woods, toss balls into targets, give a stuffed animal an x-ray, go shopping at Kroger and more. There are hours of fun to be had at Duke Energy Children’s Museum (cincymuseum.org).

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EDEN PARK

Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum with an interactive scavenger hunt that is fun for all ages. Don’t forget to turn it in for a small prize when completed! Then head over to the Krohn Conservatory where you can see Butterflies of the Caribbean through June 19. Finally, enjoy lunch at one of the picnic areas before heading over to the playground. Visit cincinnatiparks.com/central/eden-park.


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Calling all soccer fans! Head to University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium (fccincinnati. com) to watch the team play! Check out their website to learn more about the team’s schedule, Kid Zone, Ball Kid of the Game, Family of the Match and more.

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GET AIR WEST CHESTER

Trampolines, slack lines, fidget ladders, foam pits, basketball, and dodge ball … kids, teens, and adults can all have fun at Get Air (getairwestchester.com).

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For $10, you can pick recycled toy parts to create your own one of a kind toy at Happen’s Toy Lab (toy-lab.com).

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ICE CREAM

You can’t have summer without sky high ice cream and there are so many fabulous places like Graeter’s (graeters.com), Aglamesis (aglamesis.com) and The Cone in West Chester (thecone.com) to choose from!

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JUMP & JACKS

Crawl, swing, and slide through Jump & Jacks’ (jumpandjacks.com) playground, visit the toddler zone, and on Friday nights, jump on the inflatables, too.

K:

KINGS ISLAND

Visit your favorite rides at Kings Island (visitkingsisland.com) and then check out Tropical Plunge. The seven-story, six slide addition to Soak City opened Memorial Day weekend.

L:

LOVELAND BIKE TRAIL

Load up your bikes or rent some from Loveland Bike Rental and take a ride on the Loveland Bike Trail (lovelandbiketrail.com).

M:

MAD POTTER

Enjoy painting a pottery piece at Mad Potter (madpottercincinnati.com and madpottermason.com) that you and your children can cherish for years to come.

N:

NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Sharks, otters and penguins! You can touch sea creatures, sharks, turtles, and watch a

penguin show. There is something for everyone at Newport Aquarium (newportaquarium.com). Take note! Up to two kids get in for $5 after 4 p.m. during the month of June!

O:

OBSERVATORY

The Cincinnati Observatory (cincinnatiobservatory.org) offers a family friendly Astronomy Thursday event. You can tour the observatory, ask questions, hear a short presentation, and when the sun goes down observe the moon, planets, and more through a telescope. Call 513-321-5186 for reservations.

P:

PLENTY TO CHOOSE

Parky’s Farm (greatparks.org/featuresfacilities/parkys-farm), Putz’s Ice cream (putzscreamywhip.com/main/index.php), Pump it Up (pumpitupparty.com/west-chester-oh), Pinot’s Palette (pinotspalette.com/ libertytownship), Paxton’s Grille (paxtonsgrill.com), Pirate’s Cove (piratescovecincy. com) — There are so many fun places to check out for the letter P…why not roll the dice to decide?

Q:

QUATMAN’S CAFÉ

You can’t have summer without the burgers from Quatman’s Café (quatmancafe.com).

R:

RED BALLOON

Take your little one to play at the custom designed space that is Red Balloon (redballooncafe.com) where kids can explore and discover through play. Red Balloon is geared toward kids ages 6 and under.

S:

SUMMIT PARK AND SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK

Both parks offer unique play experiences for kids. Surprise your kids by flipping a coin to decide: heads for Summit Park (blueash. com/departments/parks_and_recreation/ summit_park/index.php) and tails for Smale Riverfront Park (mysmaleriverfrontpark. org).

T:

TAFT MUSEUM OF ART 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAYS!

Head over to Taft Museum of Art (taftmuseum.org) for free afternoon programs that offer great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun and family-friendly performances.

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kid outings

U:

UNION TERMINAL’S TOWER A

Get a great view of the Queensgate Freight Yard. Tower A at Union Terminal (cincymuseum.org/union-terminal) is free and open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. *Access does require the use of stairs.

V:

VOICE OF AMERICA METROPARK

Pack a lunch, hit the playground, walk the trail, go fishing, and bring your fur babies for a trip to Wiggly Field — all at Voice of America (yourmetroparks.net/voa.asp).

W:

WEB EXTREME

Take your pick or play them all … laser tag, go-carts, miniature golf, bowling and arcades at Web Extreme (funattheweb.com)!

X:

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Take a trip to Top This Donut Bar (topthisdonuts.com). Specialize your own cake donut with the toppings of your choice … we might have to move X to earlier in the alphabet!

Y:

YEATMAN’S COVE AND SAWYER POINT

Stop by Wheel Fun Rentals (cincinnatiparks.com/river-parks/sawyer-pointpark-yeatmans-cove; located under the Purple People Bridge on Sawyer Point) and rent one of their many unique bikes. Ride along the riverfront before stopping by the playground and sprayground.

Z:

ZIP LINES

For little ones ages 3 and older and heavier than 35 pounds check out Zip City (zipcityusa.com/cincinnati). For older kids, try Camp Kern’s Ozone Zipline Adventures (campkern.org/ozone; 10 and older and 80 260 pounds) or the zip lines at the Creation Museum (creationmuseum.org/ziplines; 8 and older), but make sure to call ahead to make reservations. No registration is required for Zip City. Tina Pratt is a local writer and mom of two.

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ALPHA DATES W/KIDS By Tina Pratt

PLACES TO TAKE KIDS FOR EVERY LETTER OF THE ALPHABET!

F

ive years ago, after my son was born, my husband and I realized that every date night we had we went to the SAME two places. They were both great places, but before we left the house we could tell you exactly what we would order. We decided it was time to mix things up. That’s when we decided to start doing Alphabet Dates. We would work our way through the alphabet finding places that started with the letter we were on. It forced us to be creative and encouraged us to check out new places. It was a blast! When we moved to Cincinnati, we decided it would be a great way for our family to get to know the area. We visited places like Graeter’s, Trammel Fossil Park, and EnterTRAINment Junction. We enjoyed the challenge of finding places to visit that would allow us to “cross off” letters of the alphabet. Recently, I reached out to some fabulous local moms on Facebook to help come up with some new Alphabet Date ideas for summer fun with kids. They helped create a fantastic list of places that offers fun for all ages.

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A:

AMC MOVIE THEATERS

AMC West Chester 18 (amctheatres.com/ movie-theatres/cincinnati/amc-west-chester-18) and AMC Newport on the Levee 20 (amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/cincinnati/amc-newport-on-the-levee-20) offer four sensory friendly movie showings each month! A perfect opportunity to take little ones or kids with special needs to a movie.

B:

BOWLING

Check out Kids Bowl Free (kidsbowlfree. com). Register eligible children for two free games a day, all summer long, at a bowling alley near you!

C:

CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL AND CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER

Head on over to the Cincinnati Nature Center (cincynature.org). There’s more than 1,600 acres to explore, plus a really cool Nature PlayScape that gets kids back in touch with nature. Then hop over to Carol Ann’s

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Carousel (mysmaleriverfrontpark.org/carousel.htm) for a spin on the beautiful Cincinnati themed characters.

D:

DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

Splash water at the giant water table, climb through the woods, toss balls into targets, give a stuffed animal an x-ray, go shopping at Kroger and more. There are hours of fun to be had at Duke Energy Children’s Museum (cincymuseum.org).

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EDEN PARK

Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum with an interactive scavenger hunt that is fun for all ages. Don’t forget to turn it in for a small prize when completed! Then head over to the Krohn Conservatory where you can see Butterflies of the Caribbean through June 19. Finally, enjoy lunch at one of the picnic areas before heading over to the playground. Visit cincinnatiparks.com/central/eden-park.


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FC CINCINNATI

Calling all soccer fans! Head to University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium (fccincinnati. com) to watch the team play! Check out their website to learn more about the team’s schedule, Kid Zone, Ball Kid of the Game, Family of the Match and more.

G:

GET AIR WEST CHESTER

Trampolines, slack lines, fidget ladders, foam pits, basketball, and dodge ball … kids, teens, and adults can all have fun at Get Air (getairwestchester.com).

H:

HAPPEN’S TOY LAB

For $10, you can pick recycled toy parts to create your own one of a kind toy at Happen’s Toy Lab (toy-lab.com).

I:

ICE CREAM

You can’t have summer without sky high ice cream and there are so many fabulous places like Graeter’s (graeters.com), Aglamesis (aglamesis.com) and The Cone in West Chester (thecone.com) to choose from!

J:

JUMP & JACKS

Crawl, swing, and slide through Jump & Jacks’ (jumpandjacks.com) playground, visit the toddler zone, and on Friday nights, jump on the inflatables, too.

K:

KINGS ISLAND

Visit your favorite rides at Kings Island (visitkingsisland.com) and then check out Tropical Plunge. The seven-story, six slide addition to Soak City opened Memorial Day weekend.

L:

LOVELAND BIKE TRAIL

Load up your bikes or rent some from Loveland Bike Rental and take a ride on the Loveland Bike Trail (lovelandbiketrail.com).

M:

MAD POTTER

Enjoy painting a pottery piece at Mad Potter (madpottercincinnati.com and madpottermason.com) that you and your children can cherish for years to come.

N:

NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Sharks, otters and penguins! You can touch sea creatures, sharks, turtles, and watch a

penguin show. There is something for everyone at Newport Aquarium (newportaquarium.com). Take note! Up to two kids get in for $5 after 4 p.m. during the month of June!

O:

OBSERVATORY

The Cincinnati Observatory (cincinnatiobservatory.org) offers a family friendly Astronomy Thursday event. You can tour the observatory, ask questions, hear a short presentation, and when the sun goes down observe the moon, planets, and more through a telescope. Call 513-321-5186 for reservations.

P:

PLENTY TO CHOOSE

Parky’s Farm (greatparks.org/featuresfacilities/parkys-farm), Putz’s Ice cream (putzscreamywhip.com/main/index.php), Pump it Up (pumpitupparty.com/west-chester-oh), Pinot’s Palette (pinotspalette.com/ libertytownship), Paxton’s Grille (paxtonsgrill.com), Pirate’s Cove (piratescovecincy. com) — There are so many fun places to check out for the letter P…why not roll the dice to decide?

Q:

QUATMAN’S CAFÉ

You can’t have summer without the burgers from Quatman’s Café (quatmancafe.com).

R:

RED BALLOON

Take your little one to play at the custom designed space that is Red Balloon (redballooncafe.com) where kids can explore and discover through play. Red Balloon is geared toward kids ages 6 and under.

S:

SUMMIT PARK AND SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK

Both parks offer unique play experiences for kids. Surprise your kids by flipping a coin to decide: heads for Summit Park (blueash. com/departments/parks_and_recreation/ summit_park/index.php) and tails for Smale Riverfront Park (mysmaleriverfrontpark. org).

T:

TAFT MUSEUM OF ART 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAYS!

Head over to Taft Museum of Art (taftmuseum.org) for free afternoon programs that offer great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun and family-friendly performances.

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kid outings

U:

UNION TERMINAL’S TOWER A

Get a great view of the Queensgate Freight Yard. Tower A at Union Terminal (cincymuseum.org/union-terminal) is free and open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. *Access does require the use of stairs.

V:

VOICE OF AMERICA METROPARK

Pack a lunch, hit the playground, walk the trail, go fishing, and bring your fur babies for a trip to Wiggly Field — all at Voice of America (yourmetroparks.net/voa.asp).

W:

WEB EXTREME

Take your pick or play them all … laser tag, go-carts, miniature golf, bowling and arcades at Web Extreme (funattheweb.com)!

X:

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Take a trip to Top This Donut Bar (topthisdonuts.com). Specialize your own cake donut with the toppings of your choice … we might have to move X to earlier in the alphabet!

Y:

YEATMAN’S COVE AND SAWYER POINT

Stop by Wheel Fun Rentals (cincinnatiparks.com/river-parks/sawyer-pointpark-yeatmans-cove; located under the Purple People Bridge on Sawyer Point) and rent one of their many unique bikes. Ride along the riverfront before stopping by the playground and sprayground.

Z:

ZIP LINES

For little ones ages 3 and older and heavier than 35 pounds check out Zip City (zipcityusa.com/cincinnati). For older kids, try Camp Kern’s Ozone Zipline Adventures (campkern.org/ozone; 10 and older and 80 260 pounds) or the zip lines at the Creation Museum (creationmuseum.org/ziplines; 8 and older), but make sure to call ahead to make reservations. No registration is required for Zip City. Tina Pratt is a local writer and mom of two.

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By Sherry Hang and Sarah Blankenship

SUMMER SAFETY

family life

THE REAL DEAL

You’re ready for all the family fun summer brings, but also be ready for the unexpected. We’ve got you covered with what you need to keep your kids safe.

W

e all know how to treat a bee sting and that we should reapply sunscreen on our kids every two hours or after swimming (that’s hard when they swim all day at the pool!), but how far are your kids allowed to ride their bikes this summer? Are they allowed to swim in your pool when you’re at work? Have you created a family preparedness plan in case of an emergency? Keep your family happy, healthy and safe this summer break and know what to do in a wide range of scenarios.

HOME ALONE

According to the most recent U.S. Census report, approximately one-fifth of U.S. children ages 5 - 14 are left home alone on a regular basis. There’s no state law that sets an age limit for leaving children home alone, so it’s up to you to use good judgment and determine when your child is ready for going a few hours without Mom or Dad around. Northern Kentucky mom Erin Rauf says, “I left both boys home alone at age 12. I decided they were ready to be alone once they understood the rules: do not answer the door,

don’t tell anyone that they’re home alone and don’t have friends over. Do call me with any questions or concerns and call 911 in an emergency.” Your best bet? Start small — leave the kids alone while you run a quick errand, and then work your way up to longer outings. KEY: It’s also a great idea to have friends in your neighborhood who know your home situation and that kids are there by themselves.

EXPANDING THEIR RANGE

The phrase “free-range kids” has been tossed about a lot lately with plenty of parents arguing against the idea that scary monsters lurk around every corner. Kids need freedom to explore, say proponents of the movement, especially when you consider the amount of time they spend in front of a TV, computer screen or cell phone. Extra freedoms can be available, thanks to technology. When your tween hops on his bike and heads to his best friend’s house two neighborhoods over, you can track his safe arrival on your GPS “Find Friends” app if he takes his phone with him. Apps can be used to your advantage and require checkins at regular intervals. Summer becomes

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an opportunity to see how kids handle extra responsibilities.

GUNS, ATVS, ETC.

Responsible gun owners know to store guns in a locked and secure location when children are around, but be alert if you don’t know the parents where your child is hanging out. It’s imperative that you are firm with your children: if they see a gun, don’t touch it, never pick it up and alert an adult. You’re also wise to tuck away keys to tempting items like dirt bikes, ATVs and so on. Don’t forget about locking up medications. More than 60,000 children are brought to the ER each year for accidental intake of medicine, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that most kids use drugs for the first time in their teens — just more than half (54.1 percent) of the nearly 2.8 million people who tried drugs for the first time in 2013 were teenagers. In Northern Kentucky, parents can dispose of old or unused medications at several drug disposal locations, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Find the one (please turn the page)

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SUMMER SAFETY THE REAL DEAL nearest you at nkyhealth.org. Or visit rxdrugdropbox.org to find a location near you where you can safely dispose of old medications. And make sure you know the Poison Control Center’s number: 800-222-1222.

POOL SAFETY

According to the CDC, approximately 20 percent of drowning deaths are children ages 14 and younger. And for each child who dies from drowning, another five children are taken to the ER for “nonfatal submersion injuries.” It’s best to set the rules of the pool now. Decide when kids are allowed to go swimming and be firm on always having an adult or lifeguard present. What if your teen is home watching younger siblings? Is it OK to go swimming then? What about your neighbor’s pool — do they have a padlock on their pool gate? And what are their rules for swimming? Pool Safely (poolsafely.gov) offers tips to keep kids safe when it comes to hanging poolside:

• Never leave a child unattended • Keep a phone close by • Look in the pool first if a child is missing • Learn CPR for children and adults • Install a four-foot fence around the pool with self-closing and latching gates, along with gate alarms • Consider door alarms and window guards on doors and windows facing the pool • Make sure drain covers are compliant When it comes to swimming, preparation is best. Swim lessons (sidebar) are available year-round at a number of facilities, and many programs offer lessons to even the youngest of swimmers.

CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN

We hear stories all the time of heroic toddlers who call 911 in an emergency and end up saving their parent’s or sibling’s life. But those kids were taught to recognize a bad situation

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and to call 911, so there’s no reason your child can’t be taught, too! It can be tough to talk to little ones about being prepared for emergencies without scaring them, but it’s all about providing knowledge and reassurance. Jane Elliott, a health educator for the Greater Cincinnati/Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, suggests that parents first talk about what makes for an emergency. “Remind kids that these things almost never happen,” she says, adding that parents should explain to children that they’re talking about emergencies “just in case.” Elliott says to teach kids to always find an adult if they can, even if that’s calling the adult on the other end of 911. Keep a first aid kit and show kids what it looks like, and how all the individual items inside are used. The American Red Cross provides a host of classes for both adults and kids, including baby-sitting preparedness, swim lessons, even pediatric and infant CPR at local Babies R Us stores. Blended learning options are available, where participants take part of the course online, and part on site. Head to redcross.org to enter your zip code and find available classes near you.

YOUR FAMILY PLAN

Youth Swim Lessons Hubbard Swim School at Kids First Sports Center 7900 E Kemper Road 513-530-0123 | hubbardswim.com Bear Paddle Swim School 9376 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason 513-285-8855 | bearpaddle.com Goldfish Swim School (opening soon!) 7058 Ridgetop Drive, West Chester 513-857-1700 westchester.goldfishswimschool.com YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Multiple locations | myy.org Greater Cincinnati/Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Multiple Locations 513-579-3000 redcross.org/local/cincinnati-dayton Campus Recreation Center at the University of Cincinnati 2820 Bearcat Way 513-556-0671 | uc.edu/campusrec/ programs/aquatics.html

Whether you’re traveling this summer or staying home, having a family plan in place is essential in the event of an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a downloadable guide that lets parents list all the important details that everyone from a sitter to a paramedic might need to know, including medication and allergy information, emergency contact phone numbers, and neighborhood meeting places. Additionally, at ready.gov/kids, access an Emergency Supplies List which details exactly what you need to have on hand in the event of a weather-related or other kind of emergency. FEMA suggest having enough supplies to last for three days and to keep a large kit at home and a smaller portable kit in your car or at your workplace.

Mercy Health Plex Anderson: 513-624-1886 Fairfield: 513-682-1214 Queen City: 513-389-5498 e-mercy.com

Sherry Hang is editor for this publication. Sarah Blankenship is an editorial intern.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission Multiple locations cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation

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Infant Swim Resource Multiple locations | infantswim.com Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 | mayersonjcc.org Cincinnati Sports Club 3950 Red Bank Road 513-527-4000 cincinnatisportsclub.com Lori’s H20 Skills 5610 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Milford 513-515-8468 | lorish20skills.com


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A gift for Jewish children & their families. Sign up for FREE monthly books at MayersonJCC.org/PJ-Library

Sunday, June 19, 1–4 p.m.

Big Top Fun

Get ready for some circus-style fun under the Taft tent! Get your face painted like a clown or your favorite circus animal, make a circus-y craft to take home, and explore the Museum with a seek-and-find. Performers from My Nose Turns Red youth circus will delight kids of all ages and teach a few tricks beginning at 2 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required. Families explore, create, and play!

316 Pike Street Downtown Cincinnati www.taftmuseum.org

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De La Arts Place

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5141 Kennedy Ave., Cincinnati 513-871-0914 or delaartsplace.com

de la Arts Place

Win a free nine-week session of dance classes!

DANCE CENTER

Wendy Magee Photography 515 Wyoming #2 513-550-2338 or wendymageephotography.com A free studio mini-session! Receive a 30-minute session and 10 digital images. WMP specializes in newborn, child and family sessions. (Value $175)

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 513-631-4278 or kennedyarts.org Win an 8-week session of a youth or adult class or summer camp (one week). (Value $160)

June 2016

Win four admission tickets to COSI, Columbus’ dynamic, hands-on science center!

Win a birthday party magic show with Charlie Cadabra! (Value $175)

Win a birthday party package for 8 kids! This includes two games of laser tag, unlimited pop and popcorn, $2 in arcade tokens per child and a free t-shirt. (Value $128)

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747 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs 859-586-0111 or gobeyondmedicine.com

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COSI: Center of Science and Industry

513-702-4400 or charliecadabra.com

Go Beyond Medicine

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Win a family four-pack to a performance in the Second Sunday Family Showtime Series! Join us for year six of our fantastic family performance series! (Value $20)

EnterTRAINment Junction

Young Rembrandts

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A year of kids’ haircuts (up to six) plus your choice of four items from our inventory of kid-friendly hair care products and accessories. (Value $100+)

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods

Expires 11/1/2015

885 State Route 28, Milford (inside Recreations Outlet) 513-340-4516 or juniorcuts.com

“Where Every Family Matters.”

513-349-6855 or happyfamilybrands.com Win a prize-pack of clearly crafted pouches, yogis, teethers, prenatal bars and coupons for free Happy Family products that comes in our reusable Happy Family bag. (Value $50)

Bartels Farm 4427 Cotton Run Road, Hamilton 513-795-2271 or bartelsfarm.com Win a certificate worth $60 to use towards a Christmas tree or any other unique gift from Bartels Farm.

Mary Helen Clothing 1981 Madison Road, Cincinnati 513-802-5020 or maryhelenclothing.com Win a fashion sewing summer camp basket! It includes a sketch book, sewing kit, fabrics and a $40 gift card to use towards camp or private classes.

Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills 2813 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills 859-331-2094 or learningexpress.com/stores/crestview-hills Win a $50 gift card! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills is a lively, interactive shopping experience that delights the young and young at heart!


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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

7302 Yankee Road, Liberty Township 513-777-9200 or pinotspalette.com/libertytownship

11745 Commons Drive, Springdale 513-671-1333 or skyzone.com/springdale Win a family pack of five one-hour jump passes! (Value $70)

Grab your guest and enjoy a fun filled event in our studio! Kids classes, girls night out or date night: anyone can create their own masterpiece. (Value $70)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton 613-868-8336 or pyramidhill.org

Blue Cocoon 9361 Montgomery Road, Ste. G, Montgomery 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com Win a basic party package. (Value $225)

Win a yearly family membership, including free admission to the 300-plus acre park and free admission to Summer Series for Kids! (Value $45)

Cincinnati Party Princess Productions

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com

407 Vine St., Ste. 279 513-657-1731 or cincinnati.partyprincessproductions.com

Win a $50 gift certificate!

Win a free character birthday party! More than 35 unique characters to choose from. Includes story time, games, face painting and more! (Value $185)

Breyerfest breyerhorses.com/breyerfest-home-2016 Tickets for four to BreyerFest and the evening show BreyerFest Celebration of Horses.

Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Ultrasound Center 5685 Deerfield Blvd., Mason 513-770-6730 or becomingmom.com Win a Simply Pampered Pregnancy Package (Perfect Pregnancy Massage and Hot Stone Pedicure, a $135 value) and a Simply Sweet 3D/4D Ultrasound with a Free HD Upgrade (a $169 value).

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de la Arts Place DANCE CENTER

de la Arts Place DANCE CENTER Dance classes for children and adults!

Largest selection of attire and shoes for ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom and more

Make Plans to attend our Open House at our new facility on August 13th 5141 Kennedy Ave Cinti, OH 45213

Ballet Summer Camp

Cincinnati Magazines “Best in City”

For ages 6 - 8 yrs. Dancers will take a ballet class each day along with another fun style of dance. June 13th - 24th, 9am - 12pm Mon/Tues/Thurs

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Ready Set Work! July 5th – August 4th, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm

ballet • tap • jazz • hip-hop modern • pre-dance combos intensive programs

5 WEEK SUMMER WORK EXPLORATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUNG ADULTS AGES 14-21 WITH AUTISM. Participants Receive: A Skills Training/ Assessment, Career Exploration, CommunityBased Assessment, Job Training and Participate in Off-Campus Work Activities.

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Setting The Standard in Early Care & Education at Kids First Sports Center 7900 E. KEMPER ROAD

Splash Play & Learn!

Discover the difference that degreed teachers, a Reggio– Inspired philosophy, outstanding parent communication and NAEYC Accreditation can make for you and your child. Offering full & part-time Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Camp & After School programs.

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9370 Waterstone Blvd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 Call 513.683.8833 to schedule your personal tour! Check out our Parent Reviews on Google!

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2016 Guide to

Camps & Summer Programs A Paid Advertising Directory

ARTS Abrakadoodle Summer Art Camps Multiple locations in Greater Cincinanti

513-297-5655

Abrakadoodle offers summer art camps for kids, as well as special holiday art camps during school breaks. Art camps for kids are offered at schools and other community locations. Our art camps include art lessons, music, games, crafts, and special activities for children ages 3 - 12. Call for locations and dates.

The Art Workshop @ Queen City Clay (formerly Funke Fired Arts) 3130 Wasson Road, Cincinnati 513-406-4009 theartworkshopinc.net

The best summer art camps! A place for kids to create and explore all aspects of art, to exercise their imaginations, and generate ideas. Celebrate Christmas in July, create your own comic book, throw a pot on the potters wheel, sculpt a hamburger out of clay, make a duct tape dress for you dog, or throw, splatter, and blend paint on canvas. Our teachers are certified art education professionals teaching kids how to make their art dreams come true. We have the best pottery wheel camp in the city!

Camp Art Academy Held at Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati artacademy.edu/com-ed/summer-art-camp/summer-art-camp.php commed@artacademy.edu

513-562-8748

Camp Art Academy is an award-winning, memorable art experience for your camper! 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!

513-578-1280

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!

EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT Children’s Meeting House 927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland cmhschool.com

513-683-4757

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. Visit our website for more details.

Great Oaks Career Camps greatoaks.com/careercamps2016

New for this summer are the Great Oaks Career Camps! Come spend a week and get introduced to a career. The one-week camp is Jun. 6 - 10 and is open to incoming 9th and 10th graders from the Great Oaks Affiliated School Districts. Visit our website for more information.

The Kinder Garden School 10969 Reed Hartman Hwy., Blue Ash 5900 West Chester Road, Ste. C, West Chester kindergardenschool.com

513-791-4300 513-874-3100

Celebrating 11 great years! Together with interaction of child, staff and family, we develop the complete child. We provide formative encouragement and knowledge with hands-on staff taking a personal interest in family and holistic education decisions for the child. Devoted to growing a child’s wish to flourish and learn by cultivating curiosity and problem-solving proficiency.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati myy.org

513-362-YMCA (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.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati thechildrenstheatre.com • info@thechildrenstheatre.com

513-569-8080

New facility offering additional classes in drama, vocal music, and dance-specific studios for the ever-growing performing arts classes offered by TCTC. A small 150-seat performance space will also be a key component, along with a costume shop and expanded rehearsal space for both MainStage productions as well as ArtReach touring shows.

Cunningham Dance Studio 631 Reading Road, Mason cunninghamdancestudio.com

513-398-4896

de la Dance Center 3833 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati delaartsplace.com

513-871-0914

This summer we offer both classes and Summer Ballet Intensive with Miss Emily Morales and Shelby Birdwell. Cunningham Dance Studio is Mason’s first in dance. We specialize in leading your dancer through the magical and joyful world of dance from pre-school years throughout a lifetime.

Ballet Summer Camp for ages 6 - 8 yrs. Dancers will take a ballet class each day along with another fun style of dance. Jun. 13 - 24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Mon., Tue., Thu.).

Mary Helen Fashion Sewing Camp 1981 Madison Road, Cincinnati maryhelenclothing@gmail.com

513-802-5020

Mary Helen Fashion Sewing Camp is a four-day adventure where kids get to be fashion designers! We’ll teach them all about the fashion design process, from inspiration boards and sketching, to cutting and sewing actual garments. The week concludes with a fashion show for the campers to showcase their designs.

Mason Dance Center 600-B Reading Road, Mason masondance.com

513-398-0353

Mason Dance Center provides an opportunity for anyone, ages 3 - adult, to discover the joys of dance. Summer camps forming soon. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pre-professional ballet, pre-dance combos, adult classes.

Premier Tumbling and Dance Summer Camps 679 Loveland Maderia Road, Loveland premiertumblinganddance.com

513-677-1240

Premier offers four themed summer camps for your child! Each camp is designed to fit your specific needs for a week-long camp. We offer princess camps, dance camps, acro and tumbling camps, and a musical theater camp ending in a full on stage production. You can register for full- or half-day camps. Ages 3 and up. Visit our website for specific dates, themes, and prices.

Shannon’s All About Dance 8419 U.S. 42, Florence, KY saadance.org

Tippi Toes Multiple Cincinnati locations tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati

859-331-4122

Committed to the fine arts which emphasizes educating the child as a whole. A professional level studio is qualified to accentuate and strengthen your child’s learning through updates of the latest dance techniques and methods with creative strategies. Open to ages 2.5 - adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and a competition team. Sign ups open during the entire season.

Marmon Valley Ministries Summer Camp 7754 State Route 292, Zanesfield 937-593-8000 marmonvalleyministries.org • summercamp@marmonvalleyministries.org

Marmon Valley Ministries is a Christ-centered horse camp for boys and girls ages 7 - 17. We specialize in residential half-week and week-long camps for horse crazy kids of all experience levels. In addition to daily riding time, campers have the opportunity to try adventurous activities like archery, vaulting, and rock climbing.

FITNESS, SPORTS Active Bodies, Brilliant Minds: Yoga & Creativity Summer Camps miradoryogacreativityschool.weebly.com 513-432-4887

Full- and half-day camps (9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 9 a.m. - 12 noon) with free lunch for ages 4 - 12, promoting wellness, self-esteem, creativity, and leadership. Includes yoga, play, dance, story-telling, games, mindfulness, and art. Led by experts in children’s yoga, coaching, art therapy, education, and mindfulness. Register early. Limited space. Sibling and multiple camp discounts available.

M & M Archery Range 10112 Toebben Drive, Independence, KY mmarchery.com

859-282-6333

Looking for a fun week for your kids to enjoy archery this summer? The Archery Fun Olympics are coming to Kentucky! Check out our clinic opportunities. Ages 7 and up. Choose the beginner session or more intermediate for those that have some experience. Week of Jun. 13 - 17. We would love to have your child on our Olympic team!

Row America rowhamilton.com/register • info@rowhamilton.com

513-642-9569

RowAmerica Hamilton is a community club along the Great Miami River which offers rowing and watersports opportunities for youth, adults, and people with disabilities. Come try a new sport or fitness routine, bring a group of friends, or meet new ones while getting outdoors and in a boat! Come join us.

NATURE Cincinnati Nature Center 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford www.cincynature.org • registrar@cincynature.org

513-831-1711

Cincinnati Parks Summer Nature Day Camps Multiple Park Locations cincinnatiparks.com

513-321-6208

CincyNature Camps at Cincinnati Nature Center are a fun way for kids, ages 3 - 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.

Our camps for ages 3 - 14 are voted “Best of the Parenting” for the great value in educational, fun-filled outdoor activities! Hikes, crafts, and games are part of each day. Fees: $45 - $80 weekly. UNPLUG and REBOOT their love for outdoor fun! Visit our website for online registration.

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Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road, Evendale gormanfarm.org

513-563-6663

At Gorman Heritage Farm’s Summer Camp children unearth an appreciation and respect for farm life and the natural world around them. Grooming barnyard animals, cooking up tasty treats from the garden, and exploring the wooded hillside are just a few of the many fun activities taking place at Farm Camp!

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 Blossom Scholastic blossomscholastic.org 330-612-2598

Don’t want her to be the only girl at tech camp? Blossom is a non-profit creating experiences that empower girls to explore science and technology. Held at University of Cincinnati, our camps in robotics, zoology, and programming teach girls the skills of tomorrow in a fun, inspirational, and safe environment.

Bricks 4 Kidz bricks4kidz.com/ohio-cincinnati-loveland 513-238-2176

Specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games galore, and creative play, makes a Bricks 4 Kidz camp a fresh and fun way for kidz to spend their school break! Themed camps inspired by kidz favorites like Minecraft™, Star Wars™ and more. Technology camps include Jr Robotics and Movie Making. Check out our website for locations. Don’t miss out!

Camp Invention campinvention.org • sloman@invent.org

800-968-4332

Led by local educators, the week-long Camp Invention experience immerses elementary school children in hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun. Children spend their time building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle and taking apart electronics to construct a pinball machine. Discounts available, register today!

Classroom Antics Tech Camps Multiple Locations classroomantics.com/cincinnati-ohio

800-595-3776

Learn to create video games, produce stop-motion animation movies, code computer programs, and engineer LEGO® robots in a Classroom Antics Tech Camp Kids ages 7 - 13 in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky are attending our affordable week-long Tech Camps in Anderson, Blue Ash, Fairfield, Florence, Ft. Thomas, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Mt. Healthy, and West Chester. Visit our website for dates and pricing. Join us this summer. Limited space available. Register early!

Drake Planetarium & Science Center 2020 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati drakeplanetarium.org

513-396-5578

Voted Best in the City award winning STEM camps at Drake Planetarium & Science Center provide a wide range of enrichment programs for Greater Cincinnati’s youth in grades K - 8. We inspire a lifelong passion for learning and teach kids teamwork, creative problem solving, and follow through in a fun environment.

iD Tech Camps idtech.com 888-709-8324

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7 - 17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, and more! These week-long, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Xavier University, Ohio State, Case Western, Butler University, Purdue, and more.

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.

Science Matters in America STEM Camps sciencematters.tv 859-462-3340

Hands on STEM camps with locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Every summer, Science Matters in America offers an exciting and educational summer camp program for children 5 - 11 yrs. The “Science Journeys” Summer Camp is intelligently designed with a variety of stimulating hands on activities.

SPECIAL NEEDS Ready Set Work! – The Children’s Home of Cincinnati 5050 Madison Road, Cincinnati 513-272-2800 thechildrenshomecinti.org • asd@thechildrenshomecinti.org

Jul. 5 - Aug. 4. Tue., Wed. and Thu., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Five-week summer work exploration program designed to meet the needs of young adults ages 14 - 21 with autism. Participants receive: a skills training/assessment, career exploration, communitybased assessment, job training, and participate in off-campus work activities.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp at the J 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati mayersonjcc.org

513-761-7500

From American Red Cross swim lessons and archery, to arts and crafts, Camp at the J provides great social, educational, and cultural opportunities that foster friendships and features all the good, old-fashioned fun that has made camp a summertime staple for kids. In addition to traditional activities such as weekly theme days, sports, and field trips, Camp at the J also incorporates values-based learning and offers enrichment programs such as drama, science social action projects, and more!

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Camp-I-Can – The Children’s Home of Cincinnati 5050 Madison Road, Cincinnati 513-272-2800 thechildrenshomecinti.org • cic@thechildrenshomecinti.org

Jun. 1 - Aug. 4. Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 10-week camp offering traditional activities such as swimming, sports, recreational play, music, arts, wellness, and gardening. Campers enhance their creativity, leadership and social skills. Our 40 acre campus offers a swimming pool, gym, playgrounds, and walking trails. Child care vouchers accepted.

Camp Wildbrook 9664 Daley Road, Cincinnati campwildbrook.com

513-931-2196

Accredited by the American Camp Association, this active, outdoor six-week program led by adult staff allows children grades K - 6 to connect with nature while exploring and participating in many traditional camp activities including swim lessons, archery, arts and crafts, drama and singing, gaga, team sports, special events, and more. Now in our 65th year! Call for information about our limited openings or visit our website for program/waiting list.

Cincinnati Circus Company cincinnaticircus.com • cincinnaticircus@yahoo.com

513-921-5454

If the little ones are making life feel like a circus, send them our way! Your kids will work closely with professional performers to learn how to juggle, make balloon animals, walk on a tight rope, swing on a trapeze, and so much more! This camp is a great way to build confidence, learn teamwork skills, stay physically fit, make new friends, and have a blast all at the same time. We welcome all kids ages 5 - 16 and no prior skills are necessary.

Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati cincymuseum.org

513-287-7000

Explore science, technology, history, and the arts through creative, hands-on activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps! Experience three museums, an OMNIMAX® Theater and behind-the-scenes experiences not available to the average visitor, and go beyond the classroom with visits from curators, community groups, and experts in different fields. Whether there’s a day or a week off from school, there’s a camp for that!

Falcon Camp 4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton falconcamp.com

800-837-CAMP (2267)

Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959. Beautiful lakefront setting with wide range of activities. Sailing, horseback riding, drama, mountain bikes, much more! Boys and girls ages 6 - 16 choose schedule within general framework, separate activities with planned co-ed events. Most of all it’s a great time! ACA accredited.

Green Acres Summer Camps 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati green-acres.org • camps@green-acres.org

513-891-4227

Kids First Sports Center - Camp-A-Palooza 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati kidsfirstsports.com • msmith@kidsfirstsports.com

513-489-7575

My Nose Turns Red Circus Camps Multiple Locations in the Greater Cincinnati area mynoseturnsred.org • rednose@fuse.net

859-581-7100

Newport Aquarium Camp Wave One Aquarium Way, Newport KY wavefoundation.org/education/summer-camp

859-815-1467

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.

Campers at Kids First get the very best! A backyard with mini-golf, a climbing wall and playground as well as 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.

Our 19th year! Fun, unique, and challenging. Selected Best in the City by Cincinnati Magazine. Circus camps conducted by My Nose Turns Red, the area’s only non-profit youth circus. Skills taught include: stilt walking, juggling, rolling globe, clowning, and more. Camps for ages 4 - 7 and 7 - 18, plus three two-week intensive camps featuring unicycle, aerials, and German Wheel.

Get ready to jump into the deep end and make some waves with Camp WAVE! Each action-packed week will include adventures, activities, river exploration, behind the scenes glimpses, and of course up-close animal encounters all geared around six exciting themes including Sharks, Saving Animals From Extinction, and more.

PVM Camp and Conference Center pvmcamp.com • ted.m@pvmcamp.com

513-907-6436

PVM Camp is a unique overnight camp experience. It’s where kids come to experience, fun, adventure, grow in their faith, challenge their limitations, and make new friends – all outdoors, surrounded by His Glory. It’s the camp experience every parent wants for their child.

YMCA Camp Kern 5291 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia campkern.org

513-932-3756

At YMCA Camp Kern, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With a variety of programs for campers of all ages, Camp Kern will have the program you’re looking for this summer.

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Ballet/Pointe Technique - Vocabulary and Critical Core Strength & Flexibility with Miss Emily Morales & Miss Shelby Birdwell Summer Classes Available! Ballet/Pointe • tap • jazz • acro/tumbling • lyrical/contemporary

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Out-of-this-world Laser Tag and Trampoline Camps!

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• Family-focused studio - Ages 2 1/2 through adult • Budget-friendly tuition • Sign-ups open during entire season

Register in the month of June - get $10 off Septembers tuition.

8419 US 42 · Florence, KY 859-331-4122 saadance.org Erlanger, KY: (859) 371-KRAZ (5729) Mason, OH: (513) 339-1030 LazerKraze.com

missshannonsaadance@gmail.com

Music, Dance, Acting, Gymnastics in one location.

The Place You Begin:

• Music Pups – Music for ages birth to 4 with a caregiver • Leap and Learn – Dance for ages 2 & up • Tumble Bears – Gymnastics for ages 2 & up

$20 discount on each additional group class taken!

The Place You Stay: • Private Music Lessons for all ages • Dance Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, Irish, and competitive • Acting Classes • Gymnastics • Cheer • Tumbling

513.829.2345 • WestChesterAcademy.com 8107 8 Market Place Drive • West Chester, OH 45069

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SPEND A DAY WITH ART AND NATURE Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum combines the lure of nature with the dynamic presence of monumental art. Children love to explore our acres of woodlands, gardens and lakes. Drive through the rolling landscape, walk up to experience the sculpture, find a secluded picnic spot or hike a trail through the forests.

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et ready for Shavuot, a springtime Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and commemorates the harvest of the first fruits that were brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem! Children can enjoy fun outdoor games, a bounce house, giant slide and petting zoo. Pizza from the J and kosher ice cream from Miss Missy’s Ice Cream Truck are available for purchase. RSVP encouraged. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call 513-761-7500 or visit mayersonjcc.org.

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wed 1 2016 BUTTERFLY SHOW

Dozens of countries and scores of cultures, all with one thing in common — a beautiful blue sea. Dive into the Krohn’s annual Butterfly Show, presented by Macy’s and featuring butterflies of the Caribbean (through June 19). Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

CRAFTY CRITTERS

Stop by each Wednesday to discover which animals can be found living in the park, take a self-guided scavenger hunt, and make a craft to take home. For ages 3 - 12. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; $1 per craft 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.

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE KROHN

Visit the butterflies after hours for fun activities, crafts for all ages and a visit with Tinkerbell! Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 5 - 7:30 p.m. June 1 and 15; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 12, free ages 4 and younger; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

FREE HAPPEN’S OPEN STUDIO

Stop by for fun projects that parents and kids can work on together. This month, enjoy Beads and Necklaces (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 1 and 8); Make Your Own Hummingbird Feeder (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 2; 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. June 4); Wind Chimes for Northside (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 7 and 9); What is a Sketchbook (10 a.m. and 12 p.m. June 11); Let’s Play With Clay: Pinch Pots (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 14); Let’s Play With Clay: Coil Pots (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 15); Let’s Play With Clay: Birdfeeders (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 16); Drawing With Found Objects (10 and 11:45 a.m. June 18); Design Your Own Sunglasses (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 21 and 23 and 10 and 11:45 a.m. June 25); Shadow Surprises (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 22); Patriotic Songs (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 28); Make Your Own Fourth of July Hat (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 29); and Make Your Own Fourth of July Flag (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. June 30). Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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FREE WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN

Enjoy free concerts all summer long from local favorites! This month, enjoy performances from Robin Lacy (June 1), the Muleskinner Band (June 8), Saffire Express (June 15), Stagger Lee (June 22), and The SunBurners (June 29). Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

Enjoy weekly free evening concerts, along with dancing, art activities, summer treats and more! This month, check out The Come Bluegrass Allstars (June 1); Orquesta Kandala (June 8); Chuck Brisbane and The Tuna Project (June 15); Jump ‘n Jive Big Band (June 22); and Ben Knight and The WellDiggers (June 29). Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 7 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE RAYBOT STORY TIME

WILD WEDNESDAY

Meet author and illustrator Adam F. Watkins in a special storytime all about a lonely robot searching for an animal that says “Woof!” only to discover that there are many wonderful animals on Earth. Line numbers available for signing with purchase of book. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10 - 11 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE REWIND WEDNESDAYS: MOVIES UNDER MOONLIGHT

Catch a free screening of some wellloved family films in the Liberty Center Park. This month, enjoy Annie (June 1), The Incredibles (June 8), Pete’s Dragon (June 15), The Goonies (June 22), and Mary Poppins (June 29). Park, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 8 p.m.; liberty-center.com.

SCHOOLS OUT CAMP

What to do when school is out and camp hasn’t started? Bridge the gap with a few days of adventure, swimming and creating, all while being supervised by trained staff. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. June 1 - 3; $48 per day members, $58 per day nonmembers; 513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org.

SHIVERS TREASURE HUNT

Grab a map from the Retail Shop and follow the clues to find the treasure — complete the hunt and receive your share of the booty! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 1 - 4 p.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

TODDLER STORYTIME IN THE PLAYSCAPE

Bring your toddlers (siblings are welcome) for fun story times, then stick around to play in the Nature Playscape. Program is weather dependent. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 10:30 a.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12, $6 seniors and active military); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

Discover the fascinating world of alpacas with Linda Salsbury and Eagle Bend Alpacas. Arrive early for pre-program fun at 9:30 a.m. with the BehringerCrawford Museum. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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FREE CINCY BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE GATHERING

Meet other breastfeeding moms in this discussion led by a local lactation consultant. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. June 2 and 16; 513-5912332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FREE DO-A-DOT

It’s a mess-free painting activity, followed by a snack! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 11 a.m. June 2, 16 and 30; 859-331-2094 or learningexpress. com/stores/crestview-hills.

FREE FAMILY ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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FREE GROOVIN’ ON THE GREEN

Kick off summer with performances from Ricky Nye Inc. (June 2), Forever Diamond (June 9), The McCartney Project (June 16), the Miami Steel Band (June 23), and The Scotty Anderson Band (June 30). Village Green Park, 5350 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield; 7 p.m.; fairfield-city.org.

SUPER SPROUTS: BALLOON PRINTING

Stamp, squish and splash your way to a colorful work of art — no paint brushes allowed! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2 - 4 p.m.; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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THURSDAY ART PLAY

The artist Hildur Bjarnadottir has a fresh take on the art of doilies. Stop by the UnMuseum to learn more about her work and make some grandma-chic doily art of your own. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 3 FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

All ages can enjoy summer fun like Critter Munch (June 3), Kid-Netic Energy (June 10), Survival (June 17) and Wild About Water (June 24). Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Bring the whole gang for mini craft projects, games and more! Hobby Pop Shop, 7723 Five Mile Road; 5:30 - 9 p.m.; 513-231-1471 or hobbypopshop. com.

FREE MUSICFEST

Support a great cause and have fun while enjoying tons of great musical acts, including The Menus, Brian Ernst, Johnny Fink & The Intrusion, Hickory Robot and more. DCCH Center for Children and Families, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell; 6 - 11 p.m. June 3 - 4; 859331-2040 or dcchcenter.org.

TODDLER MUSIC CLASS

Nurture your baby’s (newborn - 3 years) musical aptitude in this enriching musical environment. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24; $12.50; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

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FREE ALL ABOUT FASHION

Happen’s Fashion Designer Gianni Fashionista is visiting straight from Paris with a mission to find new young designers to design only the top fashions for his new collection. Make your own top fashion paper hat that is sure to be a hit on the runway. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE CURIOSITY SATURDAY

The Cincinnati Art Museum is at the park for a wide-range of free, engaging, kidfriendly activities the whole family is sure to love. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25; washingtonpark.org.


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KLUTZ KLUB

Purchase any Klutz Book/Kit and the Hobby Pop Shop staff will teach you how to do the projects. Hobby Pop Shop, 7723 Five Mile Road; 10 - 11:30 a.m. June 4, 11, 18, 25; $10 plus price of book/kit; 513-2311471 or hobbypopshop.com.

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FREE SHOPKINS TRADING DAY

Come trade Shopkins with other Shopkin collectors today! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 1 p.m.; 859-331-2094 or learningexpress. com/stores/crestview-hills.

Now through Sept. 6, kids in grades 1 - 6 can earn a free book through Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program. Join the Opening Ceremony for journals, fun activities and to cast a ballot for your favorite book hero. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

WINTON WOODS RIDING CENTER’S OPEN HOUSE

Learn about the programs, facility, staff and horses of Winton Woods’ Riding Center while enjoying riding demos, snacks and fun. A limited number of walk-up trail rides will be available for ages 7 and older (cost is $25 per person). Riding Center, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 10 a.m. 3 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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FREE FAMILY BACKYARD BASH: CELEBRATING CANCER SURVIVORS

Kick off the summer with fun activities for all ages and help celebrate National Survivors’ Day with Cancer Support Community. Enjoy food, games, arts and crafts, and get a sneak peek at the kids and family programs that are planned for the summer. Registration is not required, but encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

FIRST SUNDAY AT HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM

Extra volunteers are around Heritage Village today to give visitors an extended peek at the historic buildings. Step back in time to explore life in Southwest Ohio between 1804 and 1872. Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 ages 12 and older, $3 ages 5 - 12, free members and children 4 and younger; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

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The Madcap Puppets are back with a fun new show that’s all about monsters and baseball! Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason Montgomery Road; 1 p.m.; madcappuppets.com.

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JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. FREE PJ PLAY TIME

Children ages 6 months to 8 years and their parents/caretakers will enjoy a fun, kid-friendly environment in which to meet other families while kids interact in active gym activities. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 9 a.m.; 513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org.

REGGAE SUNDAY

Celebrate Mom with free admission to The Beach today (with one paid admission)! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark. com.

Enjoy some reggae tunes at the Wave Rider Bar & Grill Sundays in June. The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 2 - 5 p.m.; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark. com.

FREE PIE FACE

FREE YMCA CAMP ERNST OPEN HOUSE

It’s a game day all about Pie Face! Come in to play and enter a raffle to win a gift card. Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 2 p.m.; 859-331-2094 or learningexpress.com/stores/crestviewhills.

Tour the campgrounds, meet the staff, see the cabins, and try out a few camp activities like zip lining and horseback riding! Then make a s’more, and sample the camp food as you learn about the opportunities for campers this summer. YMCA Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington; 1 - 4 p.m.; 859-5866181 or myycamp.org.

mon 6 MOMMY AND ME

Moms can bring their little ones to The Beach and get in for free! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 10 a.m. June 6, 13, 20 and 27; Purchase one child admission ($23.99) and one adult is free; $14.99 each additional child up to three children total; 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

SUPER SPROUTS: FANTASTIC FRESCOES

Be inspired by the works of Leonardo da Vinci before creating your own masterpiece. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 6, 2 - 4 p.m. June 9; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 7 MOVIES IN THE PLAYSCAPE

Meet at the meadow hill in the Nature Playscape for an outdoor movie experience. Bring a blanket (no lawn chairs, please) and a snack or picnic dinner. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 8 - 10 p.m.; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12, $6 seniors and active military); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

wed 8 HALF PRICE WEDNESDAY

Head to The Beach for half-priced admission (excepting the After 3 Swim rate) and meet “Big Dave” from WUBE! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 10 a.m. June 8 and 15; $14.50 adults, $10 children under 48”; 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark. com.

FREE MOVE WITH LOLLY AND YOYO

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By popular demand, the Pigs are back and going to the Northside Market! Happen’s Old MacDonald will herd these piggies into Northside so that ages 6 - 12 and their parents can make and glaze their own ceramic flying piggy. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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WILD WEDNESDAY

Critters in the Classroom joins Kenton County Parks & Recreation for a Wild Wednesday that’s all about raptors. Be sure to arrive early at 9:30 a.m. for pre-program fun with the Kenton County Library, and stick around for some after-program fun with Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

thu 9 (ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Science is never boring with Crystal Clear Science — it’s all about catapults in today’s program. Arrive early for a 9:30 a.m. program with BehringerCrawford Museum, and stick around after the program for fun with Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE CRAFTS ‘N SNACKS

Munch on some tasty treats while making a special craft. Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 1 p.m. June 9 and 23; 859-3312094 or learningexpress.com/stores/ crestview-hills.

MUSIC@BCM

Enjoy live musical performances from favorite, family-friendly acts. Adult beverages will be available for purchase, along with food from Colonial Cottage of Erlanger to support local youth and community organizations. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 6 - 7 p.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

PUPPETS FOR LUNCH

Puppets for lunch? Pack a picnic lunch and bring a favorite blanket for a lunchtime performance on the lawn with the Madcap Puppets, who will present Monsters of Baseball, followed by crafts and games. Springfield Township Civic Center Lawn, 12 p.m.; suggested donation of $2 per child; 513-5221410 or theartsconnect.us.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SPECTACULAR SPECIMENS

Do Ho Suh’s Specimen Series takes items we see at home and puts them on display in a new and unique way; making us look at things differently that we see every day. Experiment with different types of specimens and art from petri dishes and microscope slides. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth


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fri 10 CLUB SPLASH

Teens can enjoy the amenities of The Beach Waterpark at a discounted price this evening. The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. June 10, 17 and 24; $10 ages 13 - 18, $5 parking; 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

E.T. IN CONCERT

Bring the family as your Cincinnati Pops performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture, on the Taft Theatre’s HD screen. Taft Theatre, 317 Fifth St.; 8 p.m. June 10, 2 p.m. June 11; kids’ tickets $15; cincinnatisymphony.org.

ST. JAMES MEDITERRANEAN FOOD FEST

Enjoy delicious authentic Mediterranean food, music and cultural entertainment in a great family atmosphere. St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Loveland; 5 - 11 p.m. June 10, 12 - 11 p.m. June 11, 2 9 p.m. June 12; $2; 513-583-9600 or stjamesloveland.org.

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Thursday, July 14 4-Mile Creek MetroPark Mill Race Preserve Area 5401 Corso Rd. (Black Bridge) Oxford, Ohio 45056

Thursday, June 23 Indian Creek MetroPark 1899 Oxford Reilly Rd. Oxford, Ohio 45056

Thursday, July 21 4-Mile Creek MetroPark Antenen Nature Preserve Area 2385 Treiber Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011

Thursday, June 30 Sebald MetroPark 5580 Elk Creek Rd. Middletown, Ohio 45042

Saturday, July 23 Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Activity Area 5701 Reigart Rd. Hamilton, Ohio 45011

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YOUNG ARTISTS’ PREPARATORY PROGRAM OPERA SCENES SHOWCASE

Introduce your teen or older child to opera with performances all sung in English and quickly-changing scenes that will hold interest. Enjoy scenes from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Verdi’s La Traviata, Bernstein’s Candide, Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart, among others. The Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road; 7:30 p.m. June 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 11, 2 p.m. June 12; $12; 513-321-2766 or musartscenter.com.

sat 11 1869 BASE BALL FESTIVAL

What’s summer without base ball? Bring your blankets and chairs to cheer on two vintage base ball teams competing against each other — the 1869 Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes. It’s a different kind of battle on Heritage Village’s fields! Games begin at 9 a.m., the village opens for guided tours at 10 a.m. Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 9 a.m.; ball games are free, tours are $5 ages 12 and older, $3 ages 5 12, free members and ages 4 and younger; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati. org.

9 Months That Made You Trace the thrilling story of how you were made and discover the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.

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Meet other babywearing families and check out a lending library at this gathering. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 12:15 - 2 p.m.; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

CINCINNATI WALK FOR WISHES

Help make wishes come true by joining this powerful event that raises funds for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Form a team or just come as a family and take a one or three-mile walk with music, light food and fun. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m.; visit website for registration and fundraising information; makeawishohio. kintera.org.

FREE CREEPY CRAWLING SPIDERS

Happen’s Little Miss Muffet has never seen spiders like this! Create your own six-legged creepy crawly that will make you jump off your tuffet like Miss Muffet! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE DR. SEUSS STORY TIME

Enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’ classic book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! followed by some Seussian activities. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-7552258.

FREE KENTON COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

Join this team event to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and help fight back against cancer. This year’s theme is Carnival for a Cure, so bring the gang for food, music, games, prizes and lots of fun. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Pkwy., Crestview Hills; 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; 513-225-8631 or kentonky.org.

MARSAPALOOZA: THE RETURN OF THE RED PLANET

After 26 months, the Red Planet is back! Mars will be the featured planet for a viewing extravaganza, including classes, tours of the Observatory, and viewings through the historic telescopes (weather permitting). The Moon and Jupiter will also be observed! Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 9 - 11 p.m.; $7; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

FREE PAWS-A-PALOOZA

This family-friendly, pet-friendly festival is all about your furry pals. Get info on caring for your pet and enjoy activities for all ages. Monroe High School, 220 Yankee Road, Monroe; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; pawsapalooza.weebly.com.

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JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. RETURNING TO WORK & PUMPING

Whether you are preparing to return to work or pumping for other reasons, this class teaches you what you need to know about expressing, storing, and feeding pumped milk, how to increase your milk production, plus milk storage and logistics for returning to work. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 5:30 p.m.; $35; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

SUMMER CONCERT

Enjoy an evening of music with Title 14, a classic rock band with a little bit of funk and a horns section who offers a wide range of covers of rock to jazz to blues to heavy metal. Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE KENDAMA CLUB

Jake Fischer leads kiddos in this Kendama Club. Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 6 - 7 p.m. June 12 and 26; 859331-2094 or learningexpress.com/ stores/crestview-hills.

RIDE CINCINNATI

Ride Cincinnati is one of Ohio’s largest non-competitive cycling events, celebrating its 10th anniversary ride. With distances ranging from eight miles to 63 miles, there’s a distance for every ability. New this year is a three-mile fun walk, designed for those who would like to participate but aren’t avid cyclists. This year’s event also features a new Pink Celebration Mile and everyone’s favorite after party celebration. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research at the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. Yeatman’s Cove, Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 6:30 a.m.; $40; ridecincinnati.org.

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FREE BETHANY UMC’S CAVE QUEST

Gear up and dig in for an adventure where kids will explore who Jesus is. Ages 4 through entering Grade 6 meet all week long to learn about standing on the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love, a love that will get them through even life’s darkest times. Experience thrilling Bible dramas, fun science experiments, exciting games, energetic music, tasty snacks, missions and more! Bethany UMC, 6388 Cincinnati Dayton Road; 6:15 - 8:45 p.m.; 513-777-4448 or bethanyumchurch.org.

KID REPORT: Dave & Buster’s By Landon Pratt (5), Evelyn Pratt (2), Brooklyn Wagenaar (7) and Rylin Wagenaar (4) Parents, take your kids to Dave & Busters ‘cause it’s really fun and has lots of games! They have food and stuff in the restaurant. The mac-and-cheese and pretzel dogs are yummy. You should get a drink, too, and ask for the lightup ice cube for your cup. It’s so cool! Kids should go to play games! Your moms and dads will have fun playing, too. The really fun ones are Fruit Ninja, the dancing games, Temple Run, Subway Surfer (the top choice for all four kids, per our grown-up in the group!), and the photo booth because you can do silly poses and stuff. You can also swipe your card to play the small or big claw games to win prizes for your mom. After you’re done playing or when your mom or dad tell you it’s time to go home, you take your card and tickets to the guy at the computer. He will tell you how many points you have. Then you get to pick out toys or prizes. Sometimes moms and dads pick out the prizes for you. Kids, you should be super sweet so your mom and dad will take you and put money on your card so you can play. It would be fun for a birthday party, too! Dave & Buster’s is located at 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale. Call 513-671-5501 or visit daveandbusters.com.

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JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. FREE PJ LIBRARY STORY TIME

Enjoy PJ Library stories and crafts for ages 6 months - 8 years at blue manatee! blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. June 13 and 27; 513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org.

SUPER SPROUTS: WATERCOLOR BUTTERFLIES

Celebrate the arrival of summer and make a masterpiece fit for a colorful Monarch. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 13, 2 - 4 p.m. June 16; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE CREATE YOUR OWN DRAG RACER

Create a drag racer toy car and see how fast it will go. Happen supplies the materials (racer shaped block of wood, wheels and art supplies), and character Trixie will race and pick the most creative cars. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE SHELL-TASTIC!

How creative can you get with shells? Bring the family for some craftmaking with shells. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 1 - 2 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

wed 15 WILD WEDNESDAY

Meet the barnyard animals of Sunrock Farm in today’s wild program! Arrive early for a pre-program demo with Usborne Books & More, and stick around for some fun with Jang’s Taekwondo Centers. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

WONDERS OF WIND KITE-A-THON

Try your hand at the old-fashioned skill of kite flying. Bring joy to the heart of your youngsters as they begin to master the windy skills. Bring your kite or buy one for $5 or less, while supplies last. Butterfly Bluff Picnic Area, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton 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.

thu 16 (ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

It’s a total Science Circus with Science Matters in America in today’s program. Arrive early for a pre-program activity with the Kenton County Library, and stick around for some fun with Jang’s Taekwondo Centers. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

CREEKING IN THE PARKS

Don some closed-toe shoes and wear clothes that can get dirty in this outdoor adventure. Forest Run MetroPark, 1810 New London Road, Hamilton; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE GRAND OPENING OF NATUREPLAY@BCM

The Behringer has built curiosity for kids right outside their doors! Enjoy nature, play house in a log cabin, haul a flatboat down a river and explore a rocky cave in the NaturePlay@BCM, a new, innovative playspace. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 5 p.m.; 859-4914003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE SUMMER MUSIC

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Soul Pocket! Families are invited for activities, food trucks and fun! Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m.; aultparkac.org.

FREE THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT

Meet Happen’s very own butterfly catcher, Nathaniel Monarch, as he learns a very valuable lesson: just because you had a bad yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t have a great day today! Everyone gets to glaze two ceramic butterflies. Pick your favorite to keep, and within two weeks you can pick up your very own one-of-a-kind butterfly garden ornament. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: ICE CREAM PARTY

Stop by the UnMuseum for all things sweet and cold. Make your own ice cream from scratch, construct crazy sundae sculptures and paint with some yummy foam dough. Afterwards, work the sugar out of your system with some playful yoga poses. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FREE BABY TOUR: BRIGHT & COLORFUL

This 30-minute tour introduces you and your infant to the world of art with a tour designed to stimulate developing minds. Please note that strollers are not permitted. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Thomas the Tank Engine returns for another fun-filled visit with families! Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, and more! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of departure dates and times. Whitewater Valley Railroad, Grand Central Station, 455 Market St., Connersville; tickets start at $16; 765825-2054 or whitewatervalleyrr.org.

ST. VIVAN PARISH FESTIVAL

Fun for all ages! Food, drinks, games, bingo on Saturday and Sunday, prizes, mini-golf, photo booth, face painting, rides, black jack, poker, basket raffle, quote and tote, and more! Enjoy musical performances by Nuclear Penguins, Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band, and Saffire Express, and don’t miss Father’s Day Fireworks at the end of the festival on Sunday! St. Vivian Parish, 7600 Winton Road; 6 - 11 p.m. June 17, 5 - 11 p.m. June 18, 5 - 10 p.m. June 19; purchase of $2 food voucher is required for admission; stvivian.org/festival.

FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Kids can climb aboard trucks, boats, and even a helicopter! More than 50 service, construction and recreation vehicles are on site for your child to experience. Meet police officers and fire fighters, hop aboard a bus, and honk all of the horns! Food trucks has been added as a new attraction, so come hungry! Springfield Township Civic Center Parking Lot, 9150 Winton Road; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-522-1410 or theartsconnect.us.

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FREE AIRHEADS 30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate the 30th birthday of a favorite candy, and enjoy music, hot air balloon, food vendors, candy (of course!), a performance from Unlocking the Truth, and more! Smale Riverfront Park, 100 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE BABYWEARING 101

Join other moms for safety lessons, carrier demos, how to breastfeed in a carrier, and get some hands-on support. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m.; 513791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

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Ready to explore the next level of babywearing? Learn about some advanced wrapping techniques in this class. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 1 p.m.; $10; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

CURIOUS GEORGE EXPRESS

Take a train ride to see Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat! Bring the gang for a nostalgic train ride, while passengers enjoy visits from the famous duo. (Please note there will be no stop at the LM&M Junction.) Trains depart at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. June 18 and 25, and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 19 and 26. Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St.; $14 adults, $10 seniors and ages 2 - 16, free infants; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

FREE FATHER’S DAY STORY TIME

To honor dads, grandpas and caregivers, kids will read two charming books, Dad School and Grandpa Loves You! followed by some fun activities. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS

Join Debbi Conrad, a third-degree black belt, for a fun afternoon of cool moves, kicks and jumps that are sure to be a good workout and a good time. Dress comfortably and bring your energy. For ages 6 and older; registration is not required but encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-7914060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

MEET DORA

Bring the gang to The Beach and meet Dora the Explorer! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 10 a.m.; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-3987946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

FREE MEET PEPPA PIG

Peppa Pig makes a visit, and families get 15 percent off all Peppa products all day long! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd.; 1 - 3 p.m.; 859-331-2094 or learningexpress.com/stores/crestviewhills.

SLIDE THE CITY

It’s a super-soaker of a fun afternoon with this family-friendly, slip-and-slide water party event, complete with food and drink, and the biggest (padded) slipand-slide you’ve ever seen! Downtown Cincinnati, 2631 Jefferson Ave.; 12 p.m.; $35 - $40 in advance, $45 day of event for triple slider pass; slidethecity. com. (please turn the page)

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Head to Washington Park for this urban flea market that features vendors of all kinds selling crafts and more. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; thecityflea.com.

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON

Bring the family to The Beach for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 10 a.m.; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-3987946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

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JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. The Rusty Griswolds, Naked Karate Girls and more! There will be food trucks, beer, a Bloody Mary bar, Touch-ATruck and contests galore! Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $9 parking for non-passholders, food and drink prices vary; 513-2328230 or coneyislandpark.com.

FATHER’S DAY AT THE KROHN

Dads can get in at half-price today, the last day of the Krohn’s annual Butterfly Show. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

FATHER’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT

Get outdoors and celebrate Dad with a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Pick up a sheet between 1 and 2:30 p.m., and return it by 3 p.m. for a prize. In case of inclement weather, an indoor option will be available. 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.

FATHER’S WEEKEND

Dads get in free today with a paid admission! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 10 a.m.; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

FREE PLAY FOR DAD

Dads can play for free on Father’s Day! Enjoy a game of laser tag or jump time in the trampoline with a child’s paid pass. Also at Mason location, 7082 Columbia Road, Maineville (513-3391030). Lazer Kraze, 1335 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger; 12 - 8 p.m.; visit website for child admission prices; 859371-5729 or lazerkraze.com.

FREE SUMMER MUSIC

Head to Ault Park for a summertime concert of swing music with the band Different Hats. Enjoy family-friendly activities from 6 - 8 p.m. featuring the Cincinnati Circus and Cincinnati Parks’ Explore Nature program. Adult beverages are available for purchase, and proceeds benefit the park. Food trucks will also be on the scene! Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m.; aultparkac.org.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: BIG TOP FUN

Get ready for some circus-style fun under the Taft Museum of Art tent! Get your face painted like a clown or your favorite circus animal, explore painting tools at the Art Cart, make a circus craft to take home, and explore the Museum with a seek-and-find. Performers from My Nose Turns Red youth circus will delight kids of all ages and teach a few tricks beginning at 2 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-6844517 or taftmuseum.org.

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This church-led camp uses sports to teach kids about Jesus and help them develop godly character. Open to pottytrained kids ages 3 - 5 and grades K - 6. Choose from basketball, baseball, cheerleading, soccer, football, drama and new for this year, ballet. Registration ends June 12, but walk-ins are welcome the week of camp, June 20 - 23. Grace Chapel, 406 4th Ave., Mason; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; bmanning@grace-chapel. com or grace-chapel.com. (“Things to Do” continues on page 40)

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Ages 2 - 5 learn about this ancient art form and create a colorful work of art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. 2 p.m. June 20, 2 - 4 p.m. June 23; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 21 PLANT SUPERHEROES

Wear your favorite superhero costume and learn about the power of plants. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, June 21 - 26. Highfield Discovery Garden inside 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.

TOT TUESDAY

Raise the colors this Flag Day with your own American banner. During this salute

JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. to our national symbol, toddlers and their parents will hear stories about how the flag has changed through the centuries. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children); 859491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE YOGA, FAMILY STYLE

Yoga is both relaxing and a good workout, plus, the whole family can enjoy it together. Diana Guy gives you the tools you need to make this gentle exercise both peaceful and a good time for all ages. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

FREE YOU’VE GOT THE TOUCH

Get in touch with your feelings with texture as Steve the Construction Worker teaches how you can see and feel textures. Happen supplies the textures for ages 6 - 12 and their parents to create a colorful world of surfaces. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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FREE FAMILY FELTING

Enjoy learning a new craft that’s an old one too. Felting is an ancient craft of making fabric from wool fleece through moisture, heat and friction. Participants will make a square art piece and a felted soap — wool is provided, please bring a soap of your choice. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 1:30 - 4 p.m.; 513-7914060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

FREE OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM (IN NORTHSIDE!)

Meet Old Macdonald and watch out for pigs, chickens, and cows as he teaches all about geometric shapes. Barns are raising with creativity in this fun and educational session that will keep everyone straight about geometric shapes. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Farmer Joan brings her miniature horse, pony and donkey for the kids to meet! Arrive early for some fun with the Kenton County Public Library, and stick around after the program for some post-program activities with F.O.R.E. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

thu 23 (ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Tom Sparough the Space Painter will demonstrate the science of juggling to kids this morning. Enjoy a pre-program with Usborne Books & More, and a postprogram with Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Pack your lawn chairs and head to The Grove for an evening of great music, neighborhood friends, shopping and food. The Amy Sailor Band, recently named “Cincy’s Next Big Band,” plays country hits you love. Springfield Township Civic Center Lawn, 9150 Winton Road; 6 p.m.; 513-522-1410 or theartsconnect.us.

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get dirty and closed-toe shoes! Indian Creek MetroPark, 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

SUMMER CRAFTS

Kids make summer-themed crafts for just $1. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $1 per craft 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.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: ART CUDDLE

Stop by Art Play to learn about the artist Tracy Featherstone. Join Allison Jacobs from the Contemporary Dance Theater as she guides visitors through an interactive tour of Feather’s newest piece in the UnMuseum. Then stick around for some creative movement and art making. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 24 AWESOME ALT-COUNTRY: ALICE WALLACE WITH GRADY BURTON

SoCal songbird Alice Wallace brings her alt-country story-songs back to the stage, while local artist Grady Burton opens the show with an Americanainspired, folk-country vibe. Enjoy free snacks and soft drinks in the comfy and quiet listening room inside the historic Shillito Building. DownTowne Listening Room, 151 West 7th St.; 7:30 p.m.; $12; downtownelisteningroom.com.

sat 25 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PIONEER

Step back in time to the early 1880s of Ohio and enjoy heath cooking demos, games, weaving and toys. Governor Bebb Metropark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana; 12 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE AN EXTREMELY CUTE STORY TIME

Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer in this fun book from authorillustrator David Gordon, Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-7552258.


JUNE events requiring advance registration begin on page 42. FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: WE’RE GOING PLACES!

Do Ho Suh’s exhibition Passages allows visitors to walk through recreations of the hallways and houses he’s lived in from all over the world. Use his work as inspiration for a trip around the UnMuseum to focus on the many ways we travel through life. Design suitcases (and think about what to pack), paint wooden airplanes, and build giant bridges like Do Ho Suh’s to unite the continents. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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Boys-Meet-Girls and things get hysterically complicated as a boat load of crazy characters cross the Atlantic in an ocean liner. Favorite songs like “Anything Goes” and “You’re the Top” are all in the works in this dazzling production. Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place; June 1 - 26; please visit web site for performance schedule and ticket prices; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions. com.

BAD DATES

Dating can be torture, so you might as well laugh about it! Haley ditches her deadbeat husband and moves to New York City to start anew, and finds herself suddenly in charge of running a restaurant, which she does with great success. But the dating scene, not so much. Haley recounts her various dating failures in this hilarious one-woman show. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; through June 12; tickets start at $35; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

SOUTH PACIFIC

The Children’s Theatre of Mason presents this tale set in an island paradise during World War II, where two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Mason High School, 6100 MasonMontgomery Road; 7 p.m. June 17, 2 and 7 p.m. June 18, 2 p.m. June 19; $12 - $25; 513-3988050 or ctm-kids.com.

time, with this annual race that takes participants through the Hyde Park neighborhood and culminates in a fun after-party for everyone! Enjoy a fourmile run/walk, kids’ fun runs, cycling races, chariot races and more! Proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now. Hyde Park Square, Edwards Road; 7:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.; please visit web site for registration prices; thecurestartsnow.org/ hyde-park-blast.

FREE INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL

The wildly popular film festival from the Walker Art Center features 100 cat videos nominated by the public in categories of comedy, drama, animated, musical, action, vintage and documentary. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11 a.m.; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Observatory Place; 1 - 4 p.m.; $7; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory. org.

mon 27 SUPER SPROUTS: FIZZY SCIENCE

Bring your little one and explore the magic of mixing science and art together. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 27, 2 - 4 p.m. June 30; free with admission (all museums pass $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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Read huggable stories and make a fun hug craft to share with others. Best for ages 3 and older. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Discover the fascinating world of reptiles with Arrowhead Reptile Rescue! Enjoy a pre-program with F.O.R.E. and a postprogram with Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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The 2016 IWLCA Junk Brands Midwest Cup is open to girls in the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. June 25 - 26; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Bring back the tradition of Tie Dye — kids and grown-ups can tie-dye their own items, so bring old T-shirts, socks, or pillowcases and transform them into something new and fabulous. Please prepare to get messy. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 12:30 - 2 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

Put on some old clothes and closed-toe shoes for a guided exploration in the creek. Sebald MetroPark, 5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE IWLCA MIDWEST CUP LACROSSE

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s spectacular career spans the stage, television and film. This dazzling star takes the stage with the Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend for a charming evening of Broadway and Hollywood under the stars. Pops fans 17 and under sit free on the lawn at this show, courtesy of TOYOTA! (Request at the gate upon arrival.) Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave.; 8 p.m.; adult tickets start at $25; cincinnatisymphony.org.

FREE PATTERNS, PATTERNS, PATTERNS

RePete can’t stop seeing things over and over again. Learn why patterns are so important and how repetition is used in art. Ages 6 - 12 and their parents can also make their own Andy Warhol masterpiece while learning about Pop Art. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

sun 26 SUN-DAY SUNDAY SUNDAE

The Sun is the star attraction today — learn all about our nearest stellar neighbor with short talks, tours of the Observatory, and safe viewing of sunspots and solar flares from the historic telescopes (weather permitting). Then follow it up with a free sundae! Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489

FREE TIE DYE

When Happen’s color court is in session, you will meet the very bright Happen Big Wig! He may be able to judge primary colors, but you can help the Big Wig see that secondary colors should never be forgotten. Mix it up and create your own colorful project that brings all colors together. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 - 6:45 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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FREE CAC MAKERSPACE: NAUTICAL NOTIONS

This intergenerational program brings together art and science to explore nautical notions with friends from the Cincinnati Public Library’s Downtown Branch Makerspace. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

COMMUNITY CONCERT

Spend an evening in the great outdoors with the Cincinnati Pops, featuring John Morris Russell, conductor. Presented by Great Parks Foundation. Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Ave.; 8:15 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE PARTY IN THE PJ LIBRARY PATCH

PJ visits Camp at the J! Ages 6 months to 8 years read at the Patch and then eat lunch outside at Camp (please bring your own lunch). Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-7617500 or mayersonjcc.org.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of R&B tunes with Deuces in a summer concert presented in partnership with the City of Woodlawn. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 6 - 9 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: HAPPY 4TH!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with some firework painting, star spangled necklaces and fancy party hats! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-3458405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT! These events require ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Registration is ongoing until event is filled or otherwise noted.

BEHRINGER-CRAWFORD MUSEUM

12:45 p.m. June 25.

1600 Montague Road, Covington 859-491-4003 • bcmuseum.org

•Junior Grand Discovery Grandparents and grandchildren experience life together on the Northern Kentucky frontier during this two-day pioneer adventure with crafts, music and more. For ages 4 - 6 and their grandparents. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 16 - 17; $40 per couple members, $60 per couple nonmembers, $15 per each additional adult or child. •Senior Grand Discovery RSVP for a chance to discover pioneer life in Northern Kentucky with outdoor games, an old-fashioned snack and more. Open to ages 7 - 10 and their grandparents. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 28 - 29; $40 per couple members, $60 per couple nonmembers, $15 for each additional adult or child.

BLUE COCOON

9361 Montgomery Road 513-791-1089 • bluecocoonbaby.com •FREE Cloth Diapering 101 Learn the basics of cloth diapering and check out some of the most popular brands on the market. 3 p.m. June 11. •Cloth Diapering 102 Take a deeper exploration of cloth diapering, including fit, nighttime solutions, wool, and more. 4:15 p.m. June 11; $10. •Infant CPR This class focuses on infants and small children and is designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers to learn what to do in an emergency situation. 3 p.m. June 26; $40 or $50 for a CPR certification card.

BLUE MANATEE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE

3054 Madison Road 513-731-2665 • bluemanateebooks.com •Biography Bonanza Week RSVP for a week’s worth of biographies that culminates in an exciting event for parents! Best for ages 8 - 11. 12 - 2 p.m. June 20 - 24; $10.

CHEVIOT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. 513-662-2048 • cheviotumc.com

•FREE Cave Quest Vacation Bible School Kids discover practical ways to follow Jesus, including Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear, touch and taste. Enjoy songs, games, and tasty treats. Open to ages PreK - grade 6. 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. June 20 - 24.

CINCINNATI FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER

4244 Hamilton Ave. 513-591-2332 • theplaceforfamilies.com •Tummy2Tummy Learn the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier, and then try out a variety of choices. 11 a.m. June 11; donations gratefully accepted. •Breastfeeding Realities Breastfeeding moms are invited to this class led by a certified lactation consultant to learn about typical breastfeeding troubles and how to avoid or handle them. 1 - 3:30 p.m. June 18; $35. •FREE These Aren’t Your Momma’s Cloth Diapers Learn about the benefits of using cloth diapers for you, your baby, and the environment.

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CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org

Daily admission is $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12, $6 active military and seniors

•Trail Fest Grab your hiking boots and bring your friends and family for an evening of food and fun. Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer from a Cincinnati brewery, and activities to get the whole family exploring the trails. Held at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen; 5 - 9 p.m. June 4; $10 adults, $5 children, $30 per carload.

CIVIC GARDEN CENTER

2715 Reading Road 513-221-0981 • civicgardencenter.org •Baby Greens Ages 0 - 4 and their parents are invited to learn all about their friends, the flowers, in this nature workshop that includes a story or action poem. 10 - 11 a.m. June 17; $5. •Junior Gardeners Ages 5 - 15 can drop in anytime to learn about planting a special garden just for butterflies and take home a work of art through flower pounding. 2:30 - 4 p.m. June 28; $5.

CLOVERNOOK COUNTRY CLUB 2053 W. Galbraith Road tendermercies.org

•Tee Up for Tender Mercies Join more than 100 golfers for a day of putting and driving to benefit Tender Mercies, a non-profit that transforms the lives of homeless men and women with mental illness. 11 a.m. (1 p.m. shotgun start) June 6; $250 per player or $900 for a foursome.

HAPPEN, INC.

4201 Hamilton Ave. 513-751-2345 • happeninc.com •FREE Luigi Bullooney’s Circus Menagerie Happen welcomes artist Jesse Mooney-Bullock and his new puppet show! RSVP for a free performance at 4 p.m. with a mask-making workshop at 5 p.m.; or the evening performance at 7 p.m. Length of each performance is 50 minutes, including pre-show, main show, and meeting with the puppets! 4 or 7 p.m. June 4.

HOBBY POP SHOP

7723 Five Mile Road 513-231-1471 • hobbypopshop.com •Adult/Tween/Teen Workshop Tweens, teens and grown-ups are invited to learn about jewelry design, stamping and embellishment. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. June 2 and 25; $35 each or $65 for two. •Hogwarts Harry It’s an afternoon of Harry Potter crafting and wizarding fun! 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 - 3 p.m. June 6, 12 - 1:30 p.m. June 12, 4 5:30 p.m. June 23; $20 each or two for $35. •Creature Creation Creative Writing Learn how to create and develop characters in this super creative writing workshop. 4 - 5:30 p.m. June 9, 13 and 28; $20 each or two for $35. •Spectacular Stuffie Design and create your very own special, spectacular stuffie. 4 - 5:30 p.m. June 15 and 21; $20 each or two for $35.

INDIAN SPRINGS FAMILY KARATE

4105 Hamilton Middletown Road, Hamilton 513-805-8796 indianspringskarate@gmail.com

EAST FORK STATE PARK

•FREE Karate Camp Ages 5 - 12 can play some fun games and join skill-building activities in a free camp. 2 - 4 p.m. June 12.

•Beast of the East Fork Join an all-out adventure through the woods and fields of the park - run, jump and climb your way along trails and hillsides over a three-mile course, as you encounter a multitude of natural and man-made beastly obstacles. Go it alone, or travel with teammates, and be sure to bring the kids for a smaller course version (ages 4 - 10). 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race, June 4; $50.

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•Camp Joseph Beth: Ninja Story Time Ages 4 and older join Miss Caitlin and Alex from Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy for a Ninja storytime and a live demonstration and lesson. Space is limited to 20. 11 a.m. June 29; $5.

3294 Elklick Road, Bethel 513-394-6590 • beastoftheeastfork.com

10397 Springfield Pike 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park

•Magical Mini Fairy Gardens RSVP by June 9. Kids can create a whimsical garden in a repurposed container with mini plants and fairy accessories. Options for houseplants or outdoor greenery will be offered; for ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. June 11; $15. •Fairytale Backpacks RSVP by June 16. Ages 5 and older will decorate two quilt squares - one to take home and the other to help decorate the Highfield Discovery Garden. 10 a.m. June 18; $10. •Garden Stakes RSVP by June 16. Help decorate the garden as well as your own. This project involves permanent paint, so please dress accordingly. For ages 4 and older. 10 a.m. June 18; $10.

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2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills 859-912-7860 • josephbeth.com •Camp Joseph Beth Ages 9 and older are invited for a writing camp that will get their creative juices flowing with fun prompts and brainstorming with the former editors of the NKU Norse magazine. Space is limited to 20. 1 p.m. June 22; $5.

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Held at Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive 513-793-3223 • www2.jdrf.org •FREE JDRF One Walk Join the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D), and help fund life-changing research for millions of children, adults and families affected by the disease. 8 a.m. June 4.

KROHN CONSERVATORY

1501 Eden Park Drive 513-421-5707 krohn.cincyregister.com/breakfast2016 •Breakfast With the Butterflies Enjoy a nice continental breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day. Please note that unlimited (please turn the page)


CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT! These events require ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Registration is ongoing until event is filled or otherwise noted. admission pins are not valid at this event. 8:30 - 10 a.m. June 11; $12 adults, $6 ages 5 - 12.

LANGSFORD LEARNING ACCELERATION CENTER

9402 Towne Square Ave., Blue Ash 513-531-7400 • langsfordcenter.com/RSVP •FREE What Parents Should Know About Reading and Comprehension Do you have concern for a struggling reader? In our communities, about 20% of the population has difficulty learning to read. This presentation simplifies the complex process of reading by explaining the five critical skills that support successful reading. Learn about the developmental path of successful readers, the root causes of reading difficulties, and why some good readers struggle with comprehension. 9:30 - 11 a.m. June 1.

LAZER KRAZE

7082 Columbia Road, Maineville 513-339-1030 1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger 859-371-5729 lazerkraze.com •Special Needs Night Players ages 4 and older with special needs can play laser tag or jump on the trampolines for free with their family member’s paid admission. Please see website for jump rules; jump socks not included and are $2 per pair. Held the first Thursday of each month from 4 - 9 p.m.

LEARNING EXPRESS TOYS CRESTVIEW HILLS

2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills 859-331-2094 learningexpress.com/stores/crestview-hills •Shopkin & Pokemon Night Enjoy a night of painting. Space is limited to eight children. 6 p.m. June 6; $12.

M&M ARCHERY RANGE LLC

10112 Toebben Drive, Independence 859-282-6333 • mmarchery.com •School’s Out! Use that old homework and test paper as a target in the annual Homework Archery Shootoff! 6 - 9 p.m. June 3; please call for price.

MAYERSON JCC

8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 • mayersonjcc.org •FREE Fun Family Fitness Hour Work out as a family! Fitness instructor Adi Nulson will lead an hourlong class that incorporates exercises for all ages. Children must be ages 5 and older, and a parent or caretaker must be present. 3:15 p.m. June 5, July 24. •FREE Summer Soccer Clinics Ages 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 can join clinics led by athlete and soccer star Jennifer Meiners, who will teach children skills and drills to hone their soccer knowledge. 1 - 2:15 p.m. ages 6 - 7, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Ages 8 - 9 June 26. •FREE Family Ice Cream Social Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 31 for details. •FREE PJ Park Days Spend the afternoon with PJ Library at an awesome park, and enjoy park activities and outdoor games. Pack a picnic lunch and join other families to meet and eat in the great outdoors. Held at Smale Park (100 W. Mehring Way, meet at play set); 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 19.

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•Do It Yourself Havdalah Learn about Havdalah and create your own Havdalah kit! Ages 6 months to 8 years will sing Shabbat songs, braid Havdalah candles, and make their own spice bags. 10:30 a.m. June 17; $5 per family.

RECESS IN THE STADIUM

•Fitness and Friends This fun, engaging class features low-impact exercise, opportunities to socialize, and creative crafts. Designed for grades K - 6 with intellectual disabilities who are able to participate independently. 1 - 3 p.m. June 5 - July 9; free members, $25 public.

•FREE Recess in the Stadium Kids ages 4 - 16 and their families can explore the Cincinnati Bengals stadium while learning and playing at interactive stations, including a 40-yard dash, photo station for pictures with Who Dey, health screenings for kids, punt-pass-kick on the field, and special guests and prizes. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 4.

MY SHALOM FAMILY myshalomfamily.org

•FREE One Day Sunday, Family Fun Day Want the kids to take a vacation from those video games and give the remote a rest? Ditch the distractions of everyday life and get back to basics with an afternoon adventure in the great outdoors. This free event is open to families in the Jewish community in which at least one parent is Jewish, and features 600 acres of fresh air and family fun, including a lakefront aqua park, a giant waterslide, foam dance pit, climbing wall, zip line, canoes and kayaks, arts and crafts, sports, a s’mores cookout, and more. Lunch and snacks included. Shalom Family is an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation. Held in Bennington, Indiana. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 5.

PARKY’S FARM AT WINTON WOODS 10073 Daly Road 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park

•Barnyard Bonanza: Magical Garden Farm RSVP two days in advance. Toil in the soil to lay the foundation for a fairy garden. Optional package includes wagon ride and playtime in Parky’s Playbarn. 9 a.m. June 7 and 9; $2 per person program only; $6 per child and $4 per adult for package. •Barnyard Bonanza: Pony Pals RSVP two days in advance. Gallop to the barn to discover pony glam! Help make the ponies and their tack shine! Optional package includes wagon ride and playtime. 9 a.m. June 10 and 17; $2 program only; $6 per child, $4 per adult for package. •Barnyard Bonanza: Barnyard Friends Puppet Show RSVP two days in advance. Meet some barnyard friends in this interactive puppet show and discover a unique trait that makes each of them special. Optional package includes wagon ride and playtime. 11 a.m. June 10, 9 a.m. June 28 and 30; $2 program only; $6 per child, $4 per adult for package. •Barnyard Bonanza: Farmer for a Day RSVP two days in advance. Learn the daily duties of farm animal care and get a behind the scenes look at how caretakers keep their animals happy. Optional package includes wagon ride and playtime. 9 a.m. June 14 and 16; $2 program only; $6 per child, $4 per adult for package. •Barnyard Bonanza: Elementary, My Dear Parky RSVP two days in advance. Discover some unique features about the barnyard animals while deciphering a mystery. Optional package includes wagon ride and playtime. 9 a.m. June 21 and 23; $2 program only, $6 per child, $4 per adult for package.

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RED BALLOON CAFÉ + PLAY

6200 Montgomery Road 513-620-8328 • redballooncafe.com •Classes at Red Balloon Explore a variety of classes for little ones, including Science Explorers, World Travelers, Seasonal Explorers, Sensory School, Musikgarten: Baby Music and Family and Musikgarten: Family Music, Baby Signs, and Spanish Play and Learn (for ages 0 - 4 and 4 - 7). Call for schedule and prices.

SKYZONE

11745 Commons Drive 513-671-1333 • skyzone.com •Ultimate Dodgeball Championship Combine regular dodgeball with Sky Zone’s wallto-wall trampolines and what do you get? Ultimate Dodgeball. Grab your friends, form a team, and prove you’re the best at the tournament. 6 p.m. June 2; call for cost.

WINTON WOODS

10245 Winton Road 513-521-PARK (7275) • greatparks.org

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park

•Teen Volunteer Orientation RSVP by May 31. Teens ages 14 - 17 can learn valuable leadership skills and gain work experience by volunteering in the parks. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 4. •Friday Night Float RSVP two days in advance. Enjoy a relaxing kayak outing on a summer evening. For adults and children ages 8 and older (children must be accompanied by a participating adult). 8 9:30 p.m. June 10 and July 1; $14. •Father/Child Classic RSVP by June 15. Ages 10 - 17 and their dads are invited to this nine-hole event featuring a mix of scramble, best ball and alternate shot formats. 8 a.m. June 18; $35 per team.

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