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BIRTHDAYS: What’s Hot & What’s Not

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Mommy so frantic? Let’s face it. Birthdays have a way of making us outdo ourselves. Once your child starts preschool or elementary school, the birthdays start coming on a regular rotation. Some moms are really, really good at putting them together, others get sort of panicky. The panicky mom will plop down hundreds so someone else will do the party for her at a destination of her choosing. The easy-doesit mom will have a home party and go about doing things herself without much fuss. But we all have a hard time keeping things simple. We think ‘people are coming over,’ and we start going nuts with the cleaning, the planning, the decorating. If we’re having an away-from-home party, we watch with eagle eyes to make sure the party hosts are doing things right. But the kids don’t care about all that, only YOU do. All that your child wants for her birthday is to have a good time with her friends and for her friends to have a good time. That’s it: A good time had by all. And yes, please, birthday cake and ice cream. OK, I may be a birthday purist, but I’ve seen moms and dads drop hundreds on big birthday bashes that found kids in tears before the end. I’ve seen kids rip into carefully packed goody bags, making mincemeat out of them on their way out the door. I’ve seen live pony rides with scared riders and backyard carnivals where boredom reigned, sleepovers in fancy hotel rooms and extravagant limousine rides where little girls dressed to the nines munched on cheese and crackers washed down with Kool-Aid. That’s a huge tab right there. What’s hot? Keeping your child’s birthday simple and carrying on calmly. IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO COST MUCH. What’s NOT hot? Making a big, stressful deal out of ANYTHING. As your child grows up, you will acccompany her to countless soirees and host a share of your own. Chill out about birthdays and the parties will happily fly by one by one. Get wigged out about them and that’s what you’ll remember one day: that you hated them, didn’t like planning them, couldn’t wait for them to be over. Is that what you REALLY want? (Shake your head here). I didn’t think so!

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Moping, mood swings, unpredictable behavior … Welcome to the ‘tween years, those years between 10 and 14 that can keep parents guessing. It’s easy to write off a ‘tween’s moody behavior as the result of puberty, but the fact is your child is trying to become a grownup in a complicated world.

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“A gift is something you want to give that person. I make it fun for my kids to pick something out and hopefully the birthday child will like what they picked. Perhaps even find a new like themselves.” Maggie McDade-Donisi

“Rude? No. Pretentious? Yes. In my opinion only, if your child is invited to a friend’s birthday then it really shouldn’t be that big of a leap or stretch of the imagination to figure out something the child would like. They are your child’s friend — surely they share some similar interests, or talk about things they like to do.” Dawn Brooksbank Murphy

“Maybe it’s old fashioned, but I usually buy a family-friendly board game. I put the gift receipt in the card in case the game’s a duplicate, but board games are reasonably priced and something to open.” Nanette Dolby Berkemeyer

“Just what we need ... registries for 6-year-olds. Don’t they feel entitled enough? It’s a birthday. Put $5 or $10 in a card. Kids are supposed to be surprised. If they don’t like your gift, then the kid down the street will get it when it’s re-gifted. No biggie.”

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PARTY ON! DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TURNS 20 Help celebrate 20 years of learning and fun when Duke Energy Children’s Museum throws a party! Head to the museum on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for activities and tours of the updated Woods and Kids’ Town. Kids can have a ball in the Energy Zone, unleash their creativity in KidSPACE with balloon artist David Baker (12 noon), and lots more. The party’s free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, free for toddlers and infants). Duke Energy is located inside the Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Ave. Call 513-287-7000 or visit cincymuseum.org.

“FAR FLUNG” TAFT DISPLAYS WEEPING WILLOW ART

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Six tons of willow tree saplings have become works of art in “Far Flung,” now on display on the Taft front lawn. Sculptor Patrick Dougherty and 150 community volunteers twisted saplings into whimsical shapes for all to enjoy. The kids and you can touch and walk through the Far Flung for free — and there’s plenty of time: it will be here for 18 months. The Taft is located at 316 Pike St. Learn more at taftmuseum. org.

Live music, kids’ stuff, vendors, local food, beer and more bring families together during the annual Sayler Park Sustains festival. The community celebration’s at Nelson Sayler Memorial Park on Saturday, June 9 from 12 - 10 p.m. Musical acts include Krystal Peterson & the Queen City Band, The Tillers, Young Heirlooms, and others. The park is located at 6600 Gracely Drive. Get a full schedule at saylerparksustains.org.

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GONE FISHIN’ GREAT TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME FISHING OUTINGS

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ishing is a fantastic hobby for all ages, but it can be especially valuable for youngsters. It not only gives them something positive and constructive to do with their time, it helps to get them out of the house and exposes them to fresh air and sunshine. Use these tips to help spark a love of fishing!

1. PROVIDE GOOD EQUIPMENT. Many parents set their children up for failure by letting them use hand-me-down rods and reels, which are too large for their frame and too complicated for their inexperienced minds. Instead, purchase your child an entry-level spinning reel and rod in the 5- to 6-foot-long range.

2. TAKE THEM TO A GOOD LOCATION. Choose a place that has a healthy fish population and provides plenty of room while kids learn

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to cast. Avoid crowded banks and places with overhanging trees when they are first starting. Consider a weekend or day trip to Acton Lake in Hueston Woods State Park, Clark Lake in Clark County, and Lake Loramie at Lake Loramie State Park (which is one of the best catfish lakes around). If you want to stay closer to home, visit greatparks. org/recreation/fishing and cincinatiparks.com for local fishing spots, along with kentoncounty. org or campbellcountyky.org in Northern Kentucky. Teach kids to cast in places that are likely to hold fish, such as near docks, around vegetation or downed trees and near places where the depth changes drastically.

3. TARGET KID-FRIENDLY FISH. Youngsters and inexperienced anglers will have a better chance of success if they target easy-tocatch species, like bluegill and

catfish (including bullhead). These fish tend to be bold, aggressive feeders, which means your kids will get tons of nibbles.

4. USE GOOD BAITS. Artificial lures may be the first choice for experienced anglers, but inexperienced anglers often find them difficult to control. Instead, set your children up with real or live bait, such as worms, crickets, leeches, dough balls or corn kernels if you are fishing for bluegill, but try to use hot dog slices, worms or shrimp if you are fishing for catfish. Attach a float about one to two feet above the hook if you are fishing for bluegill or use a sinker if you are trying to catch catfish.

5. FISH ALONGSIDE YOUR KIDS. Even though you’ll be busy baiting hooks, untangling lines and providing pointers, keep your own fishing line in the water.

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When you get a nibble, set the hook well and pass the rod off to your youngster. This way, he or she will get to enjoy all the glory! Don’t forget to follow all state laws and local regulations during your fishing trip — you don’t want an unpleasant experience with law enforcement to sour the experience. Patrick Morrow is an angler, camper and outdoorsman who was introduced to fishing at age 4. When he’s not fishing, he’s writing and editing for outdoor magazines.

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kids’ health BY SHERRY HANG

READ IT OUT LOUD!

Why reading aloud with your kids is HEALTHY!

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id you know that snuggling up for storytime is great for your child’s growing brain? Research show when parents read to their children a difference shows up in the child’s brain and behavior. Hello summer reading!

IMPROVING BEHAVIOR A recent study published by the AAP found that programs promoting what researchers called “positive parent interaction” — like reading aloud with your children — had a positive effect on disruptive behavior like aggression or hyperactivity. So what’s happening in your child’s brain when you read aloud to her? “There are social, emotional and cognitive benefits when a parent spends time reading aloud with their child,” says Suzy Smyth, kindergarten and first grade reading intervention specialist at Cincinnati Country Day School. “There are many cognitive benefits to reading with your child including language

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development, vocabulary development, pre-literacy skills, critical thinking and more.” Reading with your child can also help improve his “social cognition,”i.e., thinking about others. And reading aloud makes kid brains active. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital conducted a 2016 study that showed when young children are being told a story a number of regions in the left part of their brains become active. The evidence is clear that pairing YOU with your child for reading is far superior to just planting your child down with her iPad.

ENGAGE YOUR CHILD

Smyth has plenty of ideas on how to make reading a fun and engaging activity for your child. First, let your child choose her books. Research shows kids will stay engaged in things that interest them. But don’t just limit reading to books: look to magazines, signs, anything you can get your hands on and read away. Smyth says take turn reading pages, change your voice for different characters and even

change locations from time to time to show that reading can happen anywhere, anytime. Smyth also suggests if you’re reading a book about an animal, for instance, you pair that with an outing to the zoo. “Finding connections in your child’s world to the book expands their knowledge and experiences in general,” Smyth says.

FINDING TIME

You don’t have to limit yourself to bedtime stories for opportunities to read aloud together. “Finding meaningful and natural opportunities to read is key,” says Smyth. “If you are taking a trip somewhere, include your child in simple research about a particular location and related activities,” she says. There are plenty of benefits to both parents and kids who take time each day to read together. For one, it’s one of the most pleasurable activities you can do with your child — to snuggle up, enjoy a story, laugh and experience emotions together. This summer, aim to do a lot of outloud reading together by

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having lots of books around, taking books out from the library and taking books with you wherever you go. It never hurts to get a little advanced brain activity going on! Sherry Hang is editor of this publication.

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Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org If you know a pint-sized Picasso or mini-Michelangelo, they would love Studio Classes at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Rosenthal Education Center. Aspiring artists 6 and older (accompanied by an adult) convene for four Thursday night classes to perfect their drawing, painting or sculpting skills. This gift is a masterpiece in the making.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati 513-569-8080 thechildrenstheatre.com A gift certificate for classes at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is sure to receive a standing ovation from your birthday star; they will certainly remember to thank you for always believing in them during their Oscar or Grammy acceptance speeches. Summer, fall and winter sessions are available for a variety of ages in dance, drama, vocal music and technical theatre.

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OUTDOOR EXPLORERS FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS — $84 Cincinnati Nature Center 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org With more than 16 miles of hiking trails, the Cincinnati Nature Center is the perfect destination for outdoor explorers. The Schott Nature PlayScape encourages children to interact with nature by splashing, climbing, digging and using their imagination through creative play. Getting to know the great outdoors happens to be a great gift.

OVERNIGHT ADVENTURERS WATERPARK GIFT CARDS Great Wolf Lodge 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason 513-234-5872 • greatwolf.com Night owls will have a hoot at Great Wolf Lodge. Gift cards are accepted everywhere at the lodge, and can be used to book a room or even to purchase one of their new fort building kits. The awardwinning waterpark, attractions like MagiQuest, and free daily activities like nightly story time will make them wish every night was an overnight at Great Wolf.

PLAYFUL KIDS PUNCH PLAY PASSES — $24 - $99 Recreations Outlet 3-punch play pass $24 6-punch play pass $48 annual pass $99 885 OH-28, Milford 513-831-7383 recreationsoutlet.com Turning one year older is a good reason to bounce with joy. There are tons of opportunities to bounce on trampolines, shoot hoops, reach for the sky on swing sets and explore play sets. If you want to buy the birthday child a play set for the backyard, this is

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SCIENTISTS MUSEUM GIFT CERTIFICATES Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati 513-287-7000 • cincymuseum.org It would be safe to hypothesize that any budding scientist would love to spend time at Cincinnati Museum Center. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is open once again, and the History and Natural History Museums open this November, so there are lots of discoveries to be made. Gift certificates can be used for general admission tickets, programming like overnights, summer camps or towards a whole year of fun with a membership. You don’t have to be Einstein to conclude that this experience gift is genius.

SPORTS FANS KIDS CLUB MEMBERSHIPS — $25 FC Cincinnati shopfccincinnati.com Who does your fan root for? Lots of local teams have kids club memberships with great perks! The FC Cincinnati Kids Club includes a membership certificate and lanyard, cinch bag, T-shirt, one admission ticket, and opportunities for meet and greets and other events. This gift will definitely have your sports fan cheering.

THRILL SEEKERS GOLD SEASON PASSES — $132 Kings Island 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills • 513-754-5700 visitkingsisland.com A Kings Island gold season pass is the perfect gift for the thrill seeking birthday child. Their summer can be spent flipping upside down on Vortex, zooming down hills on

Mystic Timbers, and free falling from 26 stories on Drop Tower. They can also cool off at Soak City this summer, have a screaming good time at Halloween Haunt this fall, and enjoy twinkling lights, sled riding and hot cocoa at WinterFest. Have them clear the calendar, because there’s a lot to do during all of the seasons with a Kings Island gold season pass.

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Looking to gift Dad a unique present this Father’s Day? Check out these three experience gifts he will go gaga over! 1. Book a FREE Distillery Tour with complimentary tasting at

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• Dart Rush $12 an hour, $22 for 2 hours Blaster rental $2 - $12 859-203-5370 • dartrush.com The birthday child will have an absolute blast while playing fun, competitive games! They can bring their own NERF type blaster, or rent one on site.

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• Newport Aquarium General Admission: $24.99 adult, $17.99 ages 2 - 12 Annual Pass: $48.99 adult, $34.99 ages 2 - 12 Call for behind the scenes animal experience prices and times 1-800-406-3474 newportaquarium.com With Shark Bridge, Stingray Hideaway, and the new Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus exhibit, there is an ocean’s worth of fun to be had at the aquarium. Make any visit extra special by adding on a Penguin Encounter or Backstage Animal Experience.

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Elm St., Ludlow; 702-5106075 or secondsightspirits. com), and make Dad’s visit even more mystifying with a gift certificate for spirits like moonshine, rum, and vodka.

golf with a gift certificate to TOPGOLF (9568 Water Front Drive, West Chester; 513-3426249 or topgolf.com). Whether he gets individual lessons, takes a group lesson, or plays a game in one of the bays, TopGolf will be remembered as

3. An All-Stars Family Membership to the CINCINNATI REDS HALL OF FAME (100 Joe or cincinnati.reds.mlb.com) is a homerun gift for the baseballloving dad. A one-year membership includes two passes to tour GABP, four view level tickets to a 2018 game, and unlimited admission to the Reds Baseball HOF for two adults, and two children.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her blog (haikuciani.com) and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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HONEY BEE

A super sweet party theme is the HONEY BEE BIRTHDAY. Cherish the life of bees with a party centered around them to celebrate your little one. All you need is: • Cute signs that include the words “honey” and “bee.” • Fruit tea in a dispenser to look like honey. • Lots of floral and greenery. The simpler the better, so try to stick with one kind of flower. • For decor, use hexagon-shaped tier shelves for cupcakes and other treats. • Make a rounded cone-shaped cake and use extra-thick icing piped around it in circle layers to create a bee hive look. • As party favors, “Busy Bee” finger puppets are available from Oriental Trading Company in bulk. $5 for 12. • Make a honey bee banner and hang it high above your table, high chair, etc.

WOODLAND ANIMALS

Your little animal will love a party filled with cute foxes, deer, owls and other animals. Create the perfect WOODLAND ANIMALS PARTY with: • Cute animal masks on card stock, cut out and taped to a stick to hold up • Twigs, pine cones, acorns and other nature items for decor. Use wood for platforms to display treats. • Add non-edible animal decor to your cake for an added touch. Paint bark lines with brown food coloring. • Easy mushroom cupcakes need only a red icing top with white icing dots. • An easy treat is to stick a pretzel stick in a marshmallow and dip the end in chocolate and then graham cracker crumbs. • Other snacks include trail mix, chips, fruit and more.

ELEGANT FLORAL

Go boho-chic with this FLORAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. All you need for a simple, flowerinspired party is: • A tiered layered cake for a minimal look, topped with fresh flowers and greenery. Set atop a classic cake stand. • Print out the letters you need for a floral banner to string onto ribbon. • Make sugar cookies and top with icing using a piping bag and star tip to create a rose look. • Use matching flowers in mason jars or other glass containers for decor. • Choose other chic treats like macaroons. • Use floral wrapping paper to frame for decor or line a tray to hold the drinks.

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PARTYTIME: THEMES DR. SEUSS’ “OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” BIRTHDAY PARTY Get back to the books with the classic SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY. Here’s what you need to bring this story to life: • Frame the book sleeve of a Seuss book for decor. Let guests sign the book. • Choose colored balloons to match the colors of the book and tether them to the book signing table and other places. • Paint mason jars or other containers like the stripes used in the book. • Make a tiered cake the same as the jars with the colorful stripes. Use black icing to fill in the gaps between the stripes and give it a drawn look. • Cut your child’s name out of colored paper that matches the colors of the theme, too. • For a table centerpiece, stick a bunch of twigs in a jar. Print out lots of balloons from the story to cut out and hang on the twigs.

marshmallows or stick a marshmallow-rice treat on a stick and use icing to decorate. • Put together take-home treats in mini mason jars. • Use tin pails to hold snack foods like pretzel sticks, fruit, trail mix and chips. • Make cupcakes and top with a melted marshmallow, coated in graham cracker crumbs and a little piece of chocolate. • Have a fire pit for families to make s’mores.

WHIMSICAL UNICORN Unicorns are still popular now with kids of all ages. What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a UNICORN PARTY? Here’s what you need: • Decorate cupcakes with different colors of icing with different tips on the piping bags for the hair. Use a little fondant to twist into a horn and to make ears. • Pop some popcorn and toss it into colorful melted chocolate for a colorful treat. • Have a craft for the kids to make their own unicorn headbands.

EXTREME DONUT Take your child’s love of donuts to the max with a DONUT-THEMED PARTY. Get creative with all the things you can do with a donut. Here are some things you can do:

RUSTIC CAMPING Have fun in the outdoors with a RUSTIC CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY. Pull off this fun party with: • A rustic wood backdrop with your child’s name on it. Hang paintings of bears, deer, owls, etc. on it and set out props like a canoe, paddles, a-frame tent and more. • Make lots of treats on a stick. Using food coloring, paint a few trees on giant

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• Make milkshakes and top with a sprinklecovered donut with a straw stuck through the hole. • On your cake, add mini donuts or just make a candy item like gummy rings look like donuts by adding icing on the top and sprinkles. Then stick all over the cake or use as cupcake toppers. • Find pool floats shaped like donuts to use as props or decor. • Poke donut holes onto sticks and dip in chocolate and then sprinkles. • Find free donut printables online to print and cut out decor items. • Do a paper plate donut craft. Cut out the circle in the middle, paint the entire plate the color of a donut, then paint on the icing and use different colored tissue paper to glue on as sprinkles.

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DINO-RIFFIC They’re coming out of extinction with the return of Jurassic World. Here’s how you can do a DINOSAUR PARTY: • Make a simple layered cake and stack some cool (new) dinosaur toys on top and maybe use some small fake greenery, too. • Plan ahead and find white Easter eggs to save for the party to put tiny dinos in and hide around the yard for a hunt. • Fill a kiddie pool up with sand and hide lots of toy dinosaurs inside. Provide some sand toys for the kids to dig and find them. • Press a dino toy’s feet into sugar cookies before you bake to make “fossil” cookies. (Continued)


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PARTYTIME: EXTRAS FUN WITH POOL NOODLES Pool noodles are cheap and versatile. Play games like ring toss, or set up an obstacle course, but one of our favorites is field hockey, courtesy of Disney Family (family. disney.com). You’ll need: • Balloons (with several to spare in case of popping) • Two baskets or boxes • Pool noodles (one for each player) Set a basket or box at each end of the yard, and divide your group into two teams, giving each player a pool noodle. Place your balloons in the middle and at the whistle, challenge the children to push or hit the balloons with their noodles into the opposing team’s basket until no balloons are free of the boxes or baskets. Whichever team has moved the most balloons into the box is the winner!

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Burlap and Blue (burlapandblue.com) has a an easy craft project you can do with the kiddos before the party even begins and end up with fun party garlands to decorate your space. You’ll need:

Try a two-fer: design a fun craft for guests to make that will double as a goody bag.

• Watercolor paints • Plain white doilies (any size) • Baker’s twine • Poster board Lay your doilies on the poster board to protect your floors or tables, and paint them with the watercolors. Burlap and Blue concentrated her paint on one half of each doily and then added water to fade it on the bottom half for an ombre effect, but feel free to let the kids mix up colors and get creative. Once the doilies have dried, string them onto the baker’s twine, and you’re ready to hang your party garland!

Minted.com suggests giving these party favor bags as part of a polka dot-themed party, but why not let your guests get creative and make them on their own? You’ll need: • Muslin bags • Craft paint • Foam stamps • Pencils • Parchment paper Cut parchment paper to fit inside the bags, then use eraser end of pencils and foam stamps to dip in paint and create your design. Let the paint dry, remove the parchment paper, and you have a fun and unique bag to fill candy and other party goods.

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

ArtsConnect Kids Camp

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

Art Workshop

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

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

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

Camp Art Academy

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

Cheers To Art

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

Cincinanti Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org/summercamp The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for fun and creativity in the summer. Jump into art with eight weeks of exciting art projects, gallery games and more! Explore a different theme each week with activities taught by skilled educators and museum staff. Designed for children ages 6 - 12. Convenient before and after care available. Call or visit our website to register

Cincinnati Ballet Kids Dance Camp

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

Cincinnati Boyschoir Camp

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp

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

My Nose Turns Red Circus Arts Classes

Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road, Cincinnati 859-581-7100 Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash mynoseturnsred.org • rednose@fuse.net Our 21st year! Skills taught include unicycle, German wheel, tight wire, rolling globe, juggling, Chinese yo yo, hooping, and more for ages 7 - 18. Circus Fun classes for ages 4 - 7. My Nose Turns Red is the area’s only non-profit dedicated to youth circus. Register by May 1 for early bird discount.

The Mad Potter Madeira

7754 Camargo Road, Madeira 513-561-1888 madpottercincinnati.com Pottery painting, parties, and special events. Choose a piece, paint it, and pick it up in a week. Special events include Kidz Nite and Ladies Nite. Summer camp options to be announced soon!

Mason Dance Center

600-B Reading Road, Mason 513-398-0353 masondance.com Mason Dance Center provides an opportunity for anyone ages 3 - adult to discover the joys of dance. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pre-professional ballet, pre-dance combos, adult classes. We offer one day and mix-and-match camps. Summer camps forming soon – sign up now!

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

Star Glazers

starglazers.com 513-474-6364 Paint pottery at your location. Pottery experts will bring all the supplies and offer booklets and ideas for your masterpiece. Pricing includes the cost of supplies, glazing and firing. No mess!

Taft Museum of Art

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

Tippi Toes

Multiple Cincinnati Locations • tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati Tippi Toes Dance Company cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive, and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression, and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Open enrollment throughout the year – it’s never too late to join!

West Chester Academy Music, Dance, Gymnastics

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

EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT Cincinnati Museum Center

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

Great Oaks Career Camps

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

Kiddie Academy of Mason

6202 Snider Road, Mason 513-234-0699 8178 Highland Point, West Chester 513-847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/mason Welcome to Camp Adventure, designed for children 2 - 12. Each weekly theme will offer a unique exploration, with arts and crafts, food, games, and more. Camp Adventure participants will enjoy many hands-on, self-directed activities. Camp Atlantis will give your child the opportunity to spend the summer exploring their connection to the world around them during field trips and weekly activities such as Foamtastic, Cool Critters, and Charlie Cadabra.

Magnified Giving – Camp Give

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

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

myy.org 513-362-9622 At the Y, we ensure that children and teens reach their full potential by helping them grow physically, mentally, and socially. Leadership and academic enrichment programs include school age care (over 85 sites), preschool (two Autism centers), kindergarten, infant/toddler care, teen college and career readiness program, youth and government program, and day and overnight camps.

NATURE Cincinnati Parks’ Summer Nature Day Camps

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

CincyNature Camp

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 cincynature.org • registrar@cincynature.org Cincy Nature Camps at Cincinnati Nature Center are a fun way for kids, ages 1 - 13, to use their creativity and imaginations in a safe, friendly environment. These week-long day camps are held in Milford and Goshen, June through August. Register on our website.

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Classroom Antics Tech Camps

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

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

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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.

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

Science Matters

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

STEAM Mania Camp

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

SUMMER CAMP OPENINGS! Music, Acting, Dance, Gymnastics and more!

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

SPORTS/FITNESS Buckner Martial Arts

8216 Highland Pointe Drive, West Chester 513-779-2413 bucknermartialarts.com Voted one the best martial arts studios in Cincinnati, we combine defense skills with personal development. Students progress quickly while learning leadership and strong values under the teaching of master instructors. Free uniform with class sign-up.

Full Throttle Indoor Karting

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

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Master K. Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

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

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Camp Livingston

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

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Falcon Camp

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

Greenacres Summer Camps

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

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Kids First Sports Center – Camp-A-Palooza

7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-489-7575 kidsfirstsports.com • msmith@kidsfirstsports.com Campers at Kids First get the very best! 108,000 square feet of everything kids love: basketball, karate, gymnastics, dance, cheer, swimming, volleyball, you name it! Field trips every week outside Kids First and in-house entertainment brought in throughout week. Leaders in Training course for teens ages 13 - 15 covering topics like leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Teens can look forward to excursions, service opportunities, and more.

Metroparks of Butler County

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Enjoy a special train ride with everyone’s favorite engine, Thomas the Tank, and meet some other favorite characters from the popular show, too. Visit the website for a complete list of departure dates and times (they vary) as well as ticket information. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 455 Market St., Connersville, Indiana; June 15 - 17, June 22 - 24. Visit whitewatervalleyrr.org.

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Fri 1 FREE ALL SAINTS PARISH FESTIVAL

Join a three-day festival featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks nightly and live music from Naked Karate Girls, The Menus and more. All Saints Catholic Church, 8939 Montgomery Road; 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. June 1, 5:30 p.m. - 12 p.m. June 2, 3 - 10 p.m. June 3; 513-792-4600 or allsaintsfestival.com.

NOW PLAYING DISNEY’S ALADDIN

Discover a whole new world with the hit Broadway musical featuring a tale of beauty, magic, and comedy, all summed up in one lamp and three wishes. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; through June 10; tickets start at $30; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarats.org.

MURDER FOR TWO

It’s a hilarious whodunit as party guests try to determine who killed the great novelist Arthur Whitney on the night of his surprise birthday party. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; through June 10; please see website for ticket prices; 513421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

NOTHING LIKE A DAME

Enjoy a Girls’ Night Out and celebrate the leading ladies of Broadway in this performance that includes favorite songs from classic shows like Anything Goes, The Sound of Music, Evita, Wicked and more. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; June 8 - 16; tickets start at $25; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Ti Moune falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, but little does she know that the island’s gods have made a bet between love and death that may force her into paying the ultimate price. Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place; June 6 July 1; please visit website for ticket prices; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions. com.

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This three-day festival offers entertainment from local and national music acts, cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, games and authentic cuisine prepared by Italian restaurants and Cincinnati’s Italian cultural societies. Harvest Home Park Fairgrounds, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot; 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. June 1, 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. June 2, 1 - 9 p.m. June 3; cincitalia.org.

FREE END OF SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Join Jennifer Ellis for songs, dancing, maracas, musical scarves, bubbles and more in an end of school year party. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 82 Carothers Road, Newport; 10:30 a.m.; 859486-2106 or jenniferellismusic.com.

Sat 2 CREEKIN’ WEEKEND

Stop by Sharon Centre for directions and take a short walk to the creek to explore fossils, critters and more. A limited number of nets will be available. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 12 - 2 p.m. June 2 - 3; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE FAMILY SAFETY FAIR

Learn about health and safety at home and at play. The first 50 children to attend receive free properly fitted bike safety helmets, plus kids can earn a raffle chance to win a new bicycle by completing all safety activities. Then check out the Fire Safety Interactive Smokehouse, the Safety Rocks program, and more. Kemper Heights Early Learning Center, 924 Waycross Road; 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

Ages 7 and older make friendship bracelets for all their besties. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 2 p.m.; $5 or purchase of Klutz Friendship Bracelet Kit; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

GIANTS IN THE SKY

Join a day of fun as the Camp Carnegie All-Stars performs the musical Giants in the Sky, followed by bubbles and bouncy houses, wand-creating, cloud-sculpting, cookie decorating and more. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington; 2 p.m.; $16, $10 for performance only; 859-491-2030 or thecarnegie.com.

FREE KIDS FISHING DERBY

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NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

The new section of the Great Miami River Trail will have a ribbon cutting, followed by fun outdoor activities along the trail for all ages. 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 rates) is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

WORM CHARMING COMPETITION

Stop by to learn the tricks of luring earthworms out of hiding, then put your newfound skills to the test. Find a worm to earn a small prize. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 2:30 p.m.; free to members, $9 adults, $4 children; 513831-1711 or cincynature.org.

Sun 3 FREE 2ND ANNUAL RIVER CITY KOSHER BBQ FESTIVAL

Enjoy delicious Kosher BBQ brisket and chicken wings, along with plenty of fun activities, a bounce house, a ninja warrior obstacle course, mini-golf, a watermelon seed spitting contest, art exhibits and more. Northern Hills Synagogue, 5714 Fields Ertel Road; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-931-6038 or rivercitykosherbbq. org.

CHICKEN CHAT

Meet different breeds of chickens, compare personalities, egg colors, sizes and coloration in this farm program. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE POP UP PLAY

Head to the park for fun and games, along with a free art activity. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 3 - 4:30 p.m. June 3 and 17; washingtonpark.org.

FREE READ TO A THERAPY PET

Kids can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a furry friend from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Mon 4 SCIENCE GEEK WEEK

Stop by the Krohn for educational (but fun) games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 4 - 7; $7 adults, $4 ages 5 - 17; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/ krohn.

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Tue 5 FREE STORY TIME

Stop by for a fun story time with Miss Eleni. Pottery Barn Kids, 7875 Montgomery Road; 11 a.m. Tue in June; 513-984-2787 or potterybarnkids.com.

WONDER WEEDS

Are weeds really that bad? Learn about dandelions and other misunderstood plants. Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, June 5 - 10. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; $5 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE WUMP MUCKET PUPPETS

Enjoy a puppet variety show full of tall tales, hunting for gold, and even a funky dance break. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road; 3 p.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

Wed 6 BUG BONANZA WEEK

From beautiful butterflies to menacing mosquitoes, summer brings us an exciting array of interesting insects. Participate in games and activities and investigate local insects up close. Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road; 12 - 4 p.m. June 6 - 9; $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.

HUMP DAY CONCERTS

Need some mid-week relaxation? Come to the park for family fun and live music by the Gazebo. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester; 7 - 9 p.m. Wed in June; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE PLAY IN THE PARK

Enjoy free fun for the whole family, including live music, kid-friendly games and activities with the naturalist. Kennedy Heights Park, 6037 Kennedy Ave.; 6 - 8:30 p.m. Wed in June; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS

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Queen City Band (June 27). Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 7 p.m. Wed in June; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Join Mr. Cowpie and his Party Animals in today’s program that’s all about conservation, adaptation and fun. Arrive early for some pre-program fun, and stick around for $1 snack lunches and post-program activities. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

Thu 7 (ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Join Crystal Clear Science to explore the workings and science behind rockets. Arrive early for some fun before the program, and stick around for $1 snack lunches and post-program activities. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE GROOVIN’ ON THE GREEN

Pack up your lawn chairs and blankets for a summer evening full of live music, tasty food vendors and more. This month, enjoy performances from The Gamut (June 7); Jamison Road (June 14); Anna & The Deeper Well (June 21); and University of Cincinnati Community Band (June 28). Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 6:30 p.m. Thu in June; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

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FREE LIVE AT THE LEVEE

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy live music from the Color Blind Party Band (June 7); Seven Bridges (June 14); Soul Pocket (June 21); and Doghouse (June 28). Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 7 - 10 p.m. Thu in June; newportonthelevee.com.

MUSIC@BCM

Head to the Behringer for an outdoor, family-friendly music performance. This month, enjoy the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars (June 7); the Nasty Nati Brass Band (June 14); Mambo Combo (June 21); and Robin Lacy & DeZydeco (June 28). Behringer Crawford Museum, 6 - 9 p.m. Thu in June; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE SMALE FAMILY FUN DAY

Head to the Schmidlapp Event Lawn for live music, face painting, balloons, lawn games, clowns and a performance from Madcap Puppets. Smale Riverfront Park, 100 Ted Berry Way; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

The Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks team up this summer for stories and crafts in the great outdoors. Boone Woods, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE TALES FROM BUCKET GULCH

It’s a tale of the Wild West, complete with tall tales, hunting for gold and the Wump Mucket Puppets. Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Road; 4 p.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

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The artist Erwin Redi created beautiful swinging lights for the CAC lobby. Use his work as inspiration as you experiment with light pads and design glow necklaces. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 nonmembers; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

TODDLER STORYTIME

Head to the Nature PlayScape for a unique, outdoor storytime that includes songs and finger plays and nature topics. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 a.m. June 7 and 21; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

Fri 8 FREE BEST FRIENDS STORY TIME

Bring your best friend for a story, then make a friendship bracelet to celebrate Best Friends Day. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4:30 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE CINEMA IN THE CITY

Join the Mt. Adams Civic Association for movies and pre-film music, along with concessions, raffles and activities for the kids. Seasongood Pavilion, Eden

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FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Join the parks to learn something new about nature and conservation all summer long. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Fri in June; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS

Catch a movie in the great outdoors. Movies begin at dusk, but arrive early for some pre-show fun in the bounce house and slide. (June 23 screening held at Walton Park, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road.) Boone Woods, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 23; boonecountyky.org.

PUPPETS FOR LUNCH

Pack a picnic lunch and favorite blanket for an entertaining lunchtime performance on the lawn with the Madcap Puppets, who presents The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack. Stick around after the show for a craft and games. Grove Park, Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road; 12 - 2 p.m.; $2, free for ArtsConnect members; 513522-2108 or theartsconnect.us.

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a working artist from the West End Art Gallery, and work together to create a large Paint-n-Peel work of art, then make a work of your own. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 1 - 3 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $9.50 seniors); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE CONCERTS AT CREEKSIDE

Enjoy live music in the park with performances from London Street (June 9); Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass (June 16); The Motown Sounds of Touch (June 23); and Swingtime (June 30). Creekside Stage, Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

GARDEN PARTY

It’s time to go green and plant some seeds. Ages 5 and older decorate a pot and plant their own seeds to watch them grow. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 1 p.m.; $6; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RED BALLOON!

Red Balloon Cafe and Play celebrates its birthday today with a special party that includes a fun balloon drop. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m.; please see website for admission prices; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

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Enjoy food, drinks and live music while perusing the art of more than 30 artists and craftspeople. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 12 - 5 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.

Mon 11 FREE TIME LAB

Discover the past, present and future in this Vacation Bible School program. Eastgate Community Church, 3235 Omni Drive, Cincinnati; 6 - 9 p.m. June 11 - 15; eccvbs33.myanswers.com/ timelab/.

TURTLE WEEK

FREE SUMMER FUN AT THE BOOK FARM

CP&R has everything your child needs for a day of fishing fun, as they learn the basics, along with good conservation habits and sportsmanship in this catch and release contest. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call 859-525-7529 or visit kentoncounty.org.

Build a rainbow garden to share with family and friends and help add more color to Chrisholm’s gardens, too. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

QUEEN CITY BASEBALL FESTIVAL

Join a small-town festival to celebrate local music, community stewardship and urban sustainability. Sayler Memorial Park, 6600 Gracely Drive; 12 - 10 p.m.; saylerparksustains.org.

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FREE KITE FEST

Watch an old-fashioned baseball game as the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes take on two teams from Southeast Indiana. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road; 10 a.m.; 1869reds.com/the-1869-game/.

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Chase Rice. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 12 - 11 p.m.; summitparkblueash.com.

Enjoy a story time, activity, and a free take home surprise for the kids, and special discounts on books. The Book Farm, Inc., 210 Lazenby St., Blanchester; 10 a.m. June 9 and 21; 866-744-8093 or thebookfarminc.com/summer-eventsat-the-book-farm-outlet-store.html.

FREE SUMMITFEST

It’s all about country music in this outdoor festival that features performances from Kellie Pickler, the Eli Young Band, and

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Check out an exhibit all about turtles, then make a craft for a small fee. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 12 - 16; 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.

Wed 13 FREE AUTHOR STORY TIME

Meet author and illustrator Jonathan Voss as he shares his new picture book, Brave Enough for Two. Copies available on June 12 or pre-order online. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:45 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE CONCERT ON THE GREEN

Move your feet to some live music and bring the kids for fun and games with the naturalist. Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3400 Brookline Ave.; 7 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.


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Study the physics of light in this hands-on paper chromatography experiment, then learn about invisible light energy and more, all from Crystal Clear Science. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton; 12 - 1 p.m.; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12); 513-868-1234 or pyramidhill.org.

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The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank gear up for this annual fundraiser that features Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Blair Fornshell of Brown Bear Bakery for a tasty evening of dinner-by-the-bite, a silent auction, raffles, a chance to meet Bengals players and more, all to support hungry families in the community. West Club Lounge, Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $175; 513482-3663 or tasteofthenflcincinnati.org.

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Don your swimsuit for a Water Show with FamilyTime Entertainment. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

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CRAFTY THURSDAY

Stop by the PlayScape for some nature-inspired crafting. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 11 a.m. June 14 and 28; free to members, $9 adults, $4 children; 513-8311711 or cincynature.org.

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FEATHERS AND FATHERS

Celebrate fabulous fathers with activities, crafts and a visit with the farm animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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Join InkEngines Studio for a night of fun and adventure as they create live shows that feature your children in music videos and a live cinematic event using green screen technology and Hollywood effects. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Ave., Hamilton; 7 p.m. June 14 - 16; $15; fittoncenter.org.

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Join Ms. Amber for music and movement for ages 1 - 3 — kiddos sing, dance and read a book. Red Balloon Cafe and Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m.; $10; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

The Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks are teaming up this summer for stories and crafts in the great outdoors. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

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daily listings THURSDAY ART PLAY: FATHER’S DAY ON FLEEK

Make a gift for Dad or Grandpa — decorate a unique tie or bow tie and make yourself a matching mini-version, too. Or hand-paint a sunglasses case to keep his sunnies protected. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 nonmembers; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 15 CELTIC FEST OHIO

Check out live entertainment, peruse the wares of local artisans, enjoy some tasty treats and drinks, explore the Misplaced Vikings exhibit and more. Renaissance Park, 10542 OH-73, Waynesville; 6 10 p.m. June 15, 12 - 11 p.m. June 16, 12 - 6 p.m. June 17; please visit website for ticket information; celticfstohio.com.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 27 for details.

FREE GOETTAFEST IN MAINSTRASSE

See what all the fuss is about when it comes to Goetta during this annual festival that features burgers, donuts, brownies and more tasty treats all made out of this breakfast staple. Mainstrasse

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FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Kids can climb aboard more than 50 service, construction and luxury vehicles, plus meet the workers who drive them. The UC air care helicopter flies in between 11:30 a.m. and noon, so be sure to bring along your cameras. Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or springfieldtwp.org/ touchatruck.

Sat 16 CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Visit the Village for a look into the past, as re-enactor soldiers, citizens and cavalry perform a daily battle, and share stories from both sides of the Civil War. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 17; $10 adults, $7 ages 5 - 11, free ages 4 and younger and members; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

GET MESSY

Let your inner artist out during this messy event that will result in some unique masterworks for ages 5 and older. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 11 a.m.; $5; 859-9127860 or josephbeth.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of rock and pop with Pandora Effect. Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 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.

FREE THE CITY FLEA

Explore the offerings of local arts and crafts vendors, sample some tasty treats and enjoy the park! Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; thecityflea.com.

Sun 17 FATHER’S DAY @BCM

Bring Dad to the Behringer for free admission! Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 1 - 5 p.m.; admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

LAZER DADS

Dads can play for free with the purchase of their child’s laser tag mission and jump pass. Also at the Erlanger location (1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger; 859-371-5729). Lazer Kraze, 7082 Columbia Road, Maineville; please visit website for price; 513339-1030 or lazerkraze.com.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY

Celebrate Dad by meeting the dads of the Taft collection, test your puzzlesolving skills at the Art Cart, and work with Dad (or other special adult) on a project to take home. Enjoy Sunrock Farm’s petting zoo from 1 - 2 p.m., and get into a party mood with a dance demonstration and workshop with Elementz from 2 - 3 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

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The Newport Aquarium’s WAVE on Wheels program will discuss the local freshwater ecosystem while kids can see and touch an endangered species, the lake sturgeon. Learn about overfishing, stinkpot turtles and plenty more! Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station

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TOT TUESDAY

Preschoolers and their grown-ups enjoy a story and a craft all about summer’s sunny days. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 craft fee plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum. org.

Wed 20 FOSSILS

Discover the creatures that lived in Ohio 450 million years ago during this handson program with the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton; 12 - 1 p.m.; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12); 513-868-1234 or pyramidhill.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Sunrock Farm brings barnyard animals to the park today for all ages to meet and enjoy. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

Thu 21 FREE ARTSCONNECT CONCERT

Enjoy a live blues-rock performance from the award-winning Jay Jesse Johnson in an outdoor concert. Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road; 7 - 9 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or theartsconnect.us.

FREE AULT SUMMER MUSIC

Dance to live music this summer at Ault Park and visit with a naturalist from Cincinnati Parks. Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Come out for a performance from Madcap Puppets that’s all about a mysteriously missing backpack where everyone is a suspect and it’s up to the audience to help determine the culprit. Creekside Stage, Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

SUMMER SOLSTICE ON THE FARM

It’s the longest day of the year, so take advantage of it to learn about the solstice and meet with friends from MidPointe Library Book Mobile. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid


daily listings MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: HELLO SUMMER

Celebrate summer with sunny things — decorate sunglasses, design beach balls, and paint with mystery ink that only appears with the help of some warm, summer sun (or UV light bulbs). Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 nonmembers; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 22 FREE FAMILY CANOE AND MOVIE NIGHTS

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy canoeing followed by a family-friendly movie as the sun sets. Canoes, paddles, vests and instruction provided; children must be accompanied by an adult. Rapid Run Park, 4450 Rapid Run Road; 6:45 - 10 p.m.; 513-321-6070 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE MURAL KICK-OFF

Be among the first to see the design for the mural being painted on Brentwood Bowl this summer. Meet the artist and watch some demos from a professional skateboard artist, make an art project and enjoy some free pizza. Brentwood Bowl, 9176 Winton Road; 1 - 3 p.m.; 513-522-2108.

Sat 23 ARTAPPRENTICE

Learn tricks and tips from balloon artist David Baker of Twisted Ideas Balloons, then try your hand at making your own balloon sculpture. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 12 - 2 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $9.50 seniors); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

CINCINNATI POPS IN THE PARK

Spend an evening in the great outdoors with John Morris Russell and the Pops. Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road; 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.

DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Duke Energy Children’s Museum turns 20 and you’re invited to a fun party with activities and demos, meet-and-greets with the staff, an exploration of exhibit updates and more. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $9.50 seniors); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: BE THE RAINBOW

Celebrate artist Firelei Baez’s color-bursting portraits and create identity-inspire works of art with tiny ceramic 3-D portraits, rainbow flower faces and more. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard presents his new book about the dramatic first months of Fiona the Hippo’s life and the team who helped saved her. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth. com.

SEW WHAT?

Ages 3 - 9 learn to sew by making a simple pencil roll to keep your pencils all in one place. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $9.50 seniors); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

TRAIN RIDE WITH DANIEL TIGER

Take a nostalgic train ride as Daniel Tiger visits with passengers, and enjoy activities in the station area before or after departing. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 12, 2 and 4 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; June 23 - 24, June 30 July 1; $14 adults, $10 seniors and ages 2 - 16, free infants, additional $5 for deluxe seating; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

UNLEASH THE BEAST

Ages 7 and older make a foam animal to help release their inner beast. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 1 p.m.; $5 or purchase of Klutz Foam Animals Set; 859-9127860 or josephbeth.com.

FREE WUMP MUCKET PUPPET SHOW

Meet the puppets of Wump Mucket, and enjoy a tall tale all about the Wild West. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike; 2 p.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

Sun 24 OWLS AT THE HARBOR

See a live owl at this open house, then explore an owl pellet. Harbor Pavilion, 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.

YOGA ON THE FARM

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

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Mon 25 CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Need some Christmas cheer to beat the summer heat? Stop by the Junction to visit the North Pole and get a mid-year checkup with Santa. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; please visit website for ticket information; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Count down to the midnight release of the 20th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter books — enjoy trivia, a costume contest, and an epic spell battle. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 p.m.; free with pre-order of at least one of the new paperback editions; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE MEGA SPORTS CAMP

As budding athletes build skills in soccer, basketball, art or cheerleading they’ll learn about Bible-based character traits that will help them become better players on the field and in life. Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Grace Chapel Church, 406 4th Ave., Mason; 6 - 8:30 p.m. June 25 - 28; grace-chapel.com.

Tue 26 PLANT SUPERHEROES

Some plants can heal while others are poisonous. Some are valuable food sources for animals, while others have learned to protect themselves. Learn more in this superpowered program. Held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, June 26 - July 1. Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; $5 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

Wed 27 THE CASE OF THE KIDNAPPED BACKPACK

Billy the Raccoon misplaced his backpack ... or was it stolen? Find out in this hilarious musical-puppet-whodunnit with Madcap Puppets. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton; 12 - 1 p.m.; free with admission ($8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12); 513-868-1234 or pyramidhill.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Meet an alpaca from Eagle Bend Alpaca Farm, with pre-program fun with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and post-program activities with

the Foundation for Ohio River. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

Thu 28 (ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Learn the basics of physics with Cincinnati Museum Center. Come early for pre-program fun with Foundation for Ohio River, and stick around for activities with the Family Nurturing Center. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

CREEKING IN THE PARKS

live music today, featuring tunes from Amy Sailor and food from Jon Jon’s BBQ. Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or theartsconnect. us.

TRAIL SCAVENGER HUNT

Meet the nature interpreter to pick up your directions, take the challenge at your own pace along the trail, and turn in your answers for a prize. Pin Oak Trail, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 29 - July 2; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

Sat 30 CULTURAL CENTRE OF INDIA

Explore the ponds with educators from MetroParks and Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District. Forest Run MetroPark, 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Ages 3 - 12 enjoy a performance by the Cultural Centre of India at the Corbett Theatre. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 1 - 2 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $9.50 seniors); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

FARMING WITH A FULL MOON

Celebrate International Mud Day and stop by the PlayScape to make a masterpiece from mud. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

Learn about farming and try your hand at plowing like the early pioneers, then tend the gardens and meet the farm animals. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

The Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks are teaming up this summer for stories and crafts in the great outdoors. Giles Conrad Park, 7500 River Road, Hebron; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: WEARABLE ART

Sometimes getting dressed can be an art form. Experiment with different ways bodies can interact with art, then enjoy some kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free members, $5 nonmembers; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 29 FREE ARTSCONNECT CAFE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

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SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of country music with Six Pac. Lawn, Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave.; 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.

WAND WORKSHOP

Every wizard needs a wand. Ages 8 and older create a unique wand. Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 1 p.m.; $8; 859-9127860 or josephbeth.com.

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