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Parent chat about babywearing + a round-up of babywearing resources.

cincinnati news

Fireworks round-up; the Rubber Duck Regatta; Siblings at Birth classes at CFEC; KIDCHELLA and our all-new Cover Kids Contest.

12 kids' health

Tongue-tied babies can have nursing troubles.

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day by day By Susan Day

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with my smartphone. The thing is, it’s starting to bug me. I need more time. Like you, I drive with my cell phone within reach. At a stoplight or in stand-still traffic I might look at my phone for new texts or a quick search. I think this is sort of not good, though. I think the phone should stay away when I’m behind the wheel. The worst I’ve seen is a woman driving with her iPad perched above her steering wheel as she drove. Really? You can’t just drive and BE HERE long enough to get from here to there? Your life is SO important that you have to put yourself and others in jeopardy? At Guitar Center, there was a mom on her cell phone. Three little kids were running wild among the guitars, keeping the management busy. Their mom couldn’t care less. One little blondie runs up to her mom and tugs. “Jessie! Stop!” the mom snaps, impatiently. Jessie runs off. There’s a crash from the corner of the store where I can see quick flashes of moving little bodies from my peripheral. “Jessie!” the mom hisses, stomping to where Jessie might be found. The thing is, soon enough Mom’s back on her cell phone. Don’t be THAT mom. I think about another mom I know. She’s the exact opposite. She’s just the nicest person and the calmest mom. She’d never dream of ignoring her kids for her own pursuits. She GETS that the kids are her priority. When they ask her questions she is patient; I could never be as thoughtful in my responses. I see her behave this way a lot, helping her kids, teaching them, nurturing them. Be like THAT, I tell myself. Calm, listening, available as needed. Her kids are the happiest kids! In contrast: Guitar Center Mom. She’s all about what SHE needs and the heck with the little monsters. And they were little monsters, too. So needy. Don’t be THAT mom. Constantly being on your phone is gauche. I mean, get a life. Or at least, recognize that you already have one right in front of you. It’s good manners to care for your kids — and they’ll behave better for you because of it.

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ant to know where to spend the Fourth of July? Consider one of these events: • LaRosa’s Balloon Glow takes place Monday, July 3 from 7 - 11 p.m. at Coney Island (6201 Kellogg Ave.). Enjoy live music, fireworks, and of course, beautiful hot air balloons. Learn more at coneyislandpark.com. • Head downtown to Fountain Square (Fifth and Vine Streets) on Monday, July 3 from 7 - 11 p.m. for a fireworks show from the rooftop of Macy’s downtown store. Visit myfountainsquare.com. • The City of Montgomery July 4th Parade and Festival takes place downtown Montgomery on Tuesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy a parade, food, games, music and a baseball game. Visit montgomeryohio.org. • Head to Ault Park (3600 Observatory Ave.) on Tuesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. for a parade, contests, food, live music and fireworks. Visit aultparkac. org. • Stricker’s Grove (11490 Hamilton Cleves Road) offers food, rides and a fireworks display to cap off the evening on Tuesday, July 4 from 3 - 11 p.m. Visit strickersgrove.com. • The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Patriotic Pops at Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave.) on Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m., with fireworks following at 10 p.m. Ticket holders can enjoy Classic Rides at neighboring Coney Island all day. Lawn tickets start at $15. Visit cincinnatisymphony.org. • Enjoy a Fourth of July Jam on Saturday, July 1 from 3 - 10 p.m. at Washington Park (1230 Elm St.). Visit washingtonpark.org. (please turn the page)

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NURSING TROUBLES. Could Baby Be Tongue-Tied? By Sherry Hang

Breastfeeding can be tough for new moms and even harder for infants having trouble. Know what to do.

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ew moms are well aware of the benefits of breastfeeding their newborns, but there are times when it can feel like an exercise in torture if Baby doesn’t latch correctly. That doesn’t necessarily mean you and your baby are doing it wrong. He might simply have ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, in which the band of tissue that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is too thick. That makes it hard to use the full range of motion needed to properly latch and suck, and that can make for painful, frustrating breastfeeding sessions. There’s a procedure to help, called a frenectomy, that clips the tissue to free up the tongue. In the past, that might have meant operating rooms and anesthesia, according to Murray Dock, DDS, MSD, of Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry. But Dock and his associate Lisa Rudolph, DMD, MPH, have recently added a new service in his office that includes using a state-of-the-art laser to vaporize the

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tissue. “It allows for a very fine focus so that we can target the tissue more precisely,” he says, adding that other benefits include a fast procedure (some take as little as 20 - 30 seconds once the baby is ready), no anesthesia, very little pain or bleeding, a faster healing time, and less recurrence. “We’ve done about 50 so far,” he says, “and we’ve had amazing results.” Dock requires a full evaluation before scheduling the procedure. Families first meet with his team, composed of a lactation consultant and an occupational therapist, in what they all refer to as the “triad of care.” Jamee Diver, IBCLC, is the first point of contact for a family struggling with breastfeeding. She looks for symptoms like nipple pain or damage in Mom, colic or reflux in Baby, inability to latch or a shallow latch, “clicking” at the breast and more. “We’ll try things like position first,” she says, adding that if that doesn’t seem to help, a full oral evaluation is offered.

“A proper, full oral assessment is critical,” says occupational therapist Michelle Emanuel and the other leg of Dock’s triad. Emanuel looks at all aspects of oral motor skills, including tongue motion, head turning preferences and asymmetries in facial or jaw development. “Is it really baby’s tongue that’s causing the problem, or is it jaw, posture, etc.?” says Emanuel, adding that the team’s goal is to “ferret out those issues first.” If a frenectomy is appropriate, Dock schedules the procedure when everyone can attend, so that families have plenty of support before, during, and especially afterward, when the real work begins. Once the release of the restrictive tissue is complete, parents will have three to six weeks of habilitation

sessions with Emanuel and Diver to help facilitate their baby’s tongue movement and strength. Emanuel also recommends parents see her at least once before the procedure so they’re familiar with the prescribed oral exercises and have a chance to practice on their baby when they’re not as worried about pulling on a sore tongue. Although many babies show signs of improvement almost immediately, both Emanuel and Diver caution parents to be prepared for bouts of regression. “They might be fussy a few days after the release,” says Diver. “They’re using muscles they haven’t been using, so they may be a little sore.” But with patience, and a full support system like Dock’s triad, moms and babes will be well on their way to successful breastfeeding.

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VISIT THE CAT IN THE HAT IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS By Barbara Littner David

See and touch oversized characters from your favorite Dr. Suess books and more at the new museum.

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ear a Who with Horton. Count One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and join Sam I Am for make-believe Green Eggs and Ham at the Amazing World of Doctor Seuss. Last month, Springfield, Massachusetts (the city where Seuss was born), opened the doors to the world’s only museum dedicated to the beloved creator of Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and countless other weird and wonderful characters. Visitors enter the museum beneath a Whoville inspired archway into the William Pynchon Memorial Building, a two-story stone-block Georgian colonial. On the fully interactive first floor, murals from Dr. Seuss’ books cover the walls (coated with polyurethane for easy clean up). Among the oversize figures of Seuss characters, children and adults enjoy literacybased fun. In both Spanish and English, parents and children play rhyming games, invent stories and think creatively using the latest innovations in interactive learning. The second floor recreates the studio where Ted Geisel, the real name of Dr. Seuss, created his stories and illustrations. Geisel’s stepdaughters Lark Dimand-Cates and Leagrey Dimand donated memorabilia including his collections of crazy hats and more

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than 100 whimsical bowties. “I emptied my house,” Dimand told reporters. The yellow walls replicate the color of Geisel’s studio in La Jolla, California, and surround his couch, drawing board, and the trunk he carried throughout his trip to Peru. Along with stuffed animals and favorite books, the museum displays oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and Geisel’s illustrated notes. Geisel’s fame began with 1957’s The Cat in the Hat, but that story was actually his 15th published book. His first was And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was inspired by childhood memories of the real Mulberry Street, just blocks away from the Springfield museum. In total, Giesel wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books, helped produce numerous film and TV programs, and won two Oscars, two Emmys, a Peabody and the Pulitzer Prize. The works of Dr. Seuss not only teach and delight, but also inspire, and occasionally address social issues. The value of every individual can be seen in the repeated line “A person’s a person, no matter how small” from 1954’s Horton Hears A Who. The evils of discrimination appear in The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961), in which a group of Sneetches with stars on their bellies mistreat Sneetches without stars. Additionally, The Lorax

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The Cat in the Hat is part of the Readingville exhibits room at the Dr. Seuss Museum. Photo credit: Mark Murray

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The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss joins four other museums in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, all accessible for a single admission price. See great art, including the works of Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe and Claude Monet at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. See the impressive collection of paintings, Islamic Art, and Asian decorative art, weaponry and armor at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Discover the early days of Springfield at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, with its Springfield-built Indian Motorcycles, Rolls-Royces, and Smith & Wesson firearms. Learn through interactive exhibits at The Springfield Science Museum, and see its live animals, dinosaur skeletons, and planetarium. And finally, enjoy the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, featuring sculptures of some of Ted Geisel’s most beloved characters created by his step-daughter, Lark Dimond-Cates. Barbara Littner David is a local writer and mother of five. She’s the author of Cincinnati Trips for Kids.

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Children playing on the Seven Humped Wump in Readingville. Photo credit: Springfield Museums

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• Caldwell, College Hill, North Fairmount, Dyer, Oyler and South Fairmount spraygrounds are all free. • McKie, Oakley, and Pleasant Ridge spraygrounds are attached to a pool, and require either a daily pass or a membership: $3 ages 18 and older; $2 ages 9 - 17; $1 ages 0 - 8.

Splash Parks

GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY

It’s a hot summer out there. Thankfully, the Tri-State is flooded with tons of options to have fun and stay cool. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a splash park, slip down a waterslide, or take a dip in the pool, our fun in the sun guide has your whole family covered for the entire season — including Baby!

CINCINNATI RECREATION COMMISSION (CRC; cincyrec.org) There are six free CRC spraygrounds spread across Cincinnati. Each park has a different layout with unique elements that sprinkle, and spray water. There are three additional spray grounds attached to CRC pools, where daily passes or memberships are required.

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(greatparks.org) Make discoveries with your wee ones as you investigate three themed wet playgrounds in the Great Parks of Hamilton County system. Slide and get soaked with geysers; plus, there’s a section of sprayers designated just for toddlers at each playground. Pack a lunch, or pick up a tasty treat at the concession stands.

• Marcum Park, located between North Second Street and the Great Miami River, opened in May. • Parky’s Pirate Cove at Miami Whitewater Forest (9001 Mt. Hope Road), Parky’s Ark at Winton Woods (10245 Winton Road), Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound (8250 Old Kellogg Road). Children ages 2 - 12 are $3.50 each or $8 for three children. A motor vehicle permit is required upon entrance to each park ($3 daily, $10 annual). • Sharon Woods Harbor (4631 E. Kemper Road) has boat rental, fishing and a sprayground. Cool off in the wet playground’s jets. Admission is free for the sprayground; $26.64 for onehour motorboat rental

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CINCINNATI PARKS (cincinnatiparks.com) Cincinnati Parks offer plenty of ways to keep cool this summer, including some fun splash pads. • Smale Park (100 W Mehring Way) is free. This 45-acre park includes not just one, but two water playgrounds. The River Play area features fountains and natural looking stones to explore, and the Pichler Family Fountain and Spray Park features rain curtains, interactive jets and nozzles as well as reflecting pools. Either way you go, your family will have fun, get wet and stay cool. • Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove (705 E. Pete Rose Way) is free. The Otto Armleder Memorial Aquatic Fountain definitely cools you down on a hot day. Kids can run through the fountain’s geysers while a blast of water rains down from above. Afterwards, stroll down


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the paths along the river. • Washington Park (1230 Elm St.) is free. This beautiful park nestled in the heart of downtown is home to a very unique fountain. More than 130 interactive jets and geysers pop up — set to music and lights. There are steps with water cascading over them, and a large sphere boulder with water flowing over it that even the youngest water lovers can enjoy. • Home of the Brave Memorial Park (11605 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township) is free. After drying off, make sure to check out the tree-themed dry playground. There are tons of shade trees to relax under while the youngsters play.

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP (andersonparks.com) • Beech Acres Park (6915 Beechmont Ave. or 6910 Salem Road) is an allchildren’s playground that offers kids of all abilities a chance to unleash their imaginations with water play, all for free. Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. • Juilfs Park (8249 Clough Pike or 8200 Patton Ave.) has free admission and features a swing, slide and splash in this park whose water features were completed just last fall. Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

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CINCINNATI REC COMMISSION POOLS (cincyrec.org) Looking to take a dip in a pool with your kids? There are 24 CRC pools to check out, including one with large slides (the Dunham Otto Armleder Pool). Many CRC pool locations offer swim lessons for little guppies as well. With a CRC pool membership, hop from pool to pool and keep cool all summer long. • Pools are located at Bond Hill, Bush, Camp Washington, Dempsey, Dickman, Evanston, Filson, Hanna, Hartwell, Hirsch, LeBlond, Lincoln, Madisonville, Millvale, Mt. Adams, Mt. Auburn, Mt. Washington, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Ryan, Spring Grove Village and Winton Hills.

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• Daily use fee is $3 ages 18 and older, $2 ages 9 - 17, $1 for ages 0 - 8 ($80 gets you a family membership for three to six people). Daily use fee for the Dunham Otto Armleder Pool is $6 ages 9 and older, $2 ages 0 - 8 ($150 gets you a family membership for three to six people).

FLORENCE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER (florence-ky.gov) Big fun for a little price. The Florence Family Aquatic Center (8200 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY) has two spraygrounds equipped with jets galore for your littles, slides ranging from fun and easy to big and bold, diving boards and a lazy river! • Admission is $10 adults, $7 ages 3 - 15, free ages 0 - 2 (discounts for Florence residents).

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The Beach Waterpark

UNION POOL (boonecountyky.org) Enjoy a one-meter diving board, picnic shelter, concession stand and more at the 25 meter “L” shaped outdoor Union Pool (10165 Old Union Road, Union, KY). Swimming lessons for ages 3 and older are also available. Hours are 12 - 8 p.m. Mon - Sun, and 12 - 6 p.m. on holidays. • Season passes are $250 for a family, while daily passes are $5 ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 12 and younger and seniors. FAIRIFLED AQUATIC CENTER (fairfield-city.org) With special events like movie nights and family swim time, along with swimming lessons and birthday parties, the Fairfield Aquatic Center (2605 August Blvd., Fairfield) is a great spot to while away some summer hours. • Admission is $8 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17, free for infants 2 and younger, $5 seniors, and $4 military. Or pick up a 12-visit Splash Pass for $80!

Big Attractions

THE BEACH WATERPARK (thebeachwaterpark.com) Dip your toes in the sand at the beach without a 10-hour drive. The Beach Waterpark (2590 Waterpark Drive, Mason) has real sand to play in. The Lil’ Kahuna’s waterworks features slides, geysers and sprayers, a lazy river, and two separate pools. For adventure seekers 45 inches and taller, there are skyscraper high slides. Whether you want chill or thrill, The Beach Waterpark has something for everyone in your family. • Admission is $28.99 adults, $23.99 for children 48 inches and under, free ages 3 and younger (buy online for savings).

CONEY ISLAND (coneyislandpark.com) Swim and splash in more than 90 acres of Sunlite Pool at Coney Island (6201 Kellogg Ave.). The shallow edges are great for little swimmers to play in, so don’t forget your cups and buckets for your youngsters to enjoy. Typhoon Tower’s 72 interactive stations keep toddlers and kids entertained for hours — look out for the Hydro Storm

or you’ll get caught under 1,300 gallons of dumping water. Guests 36 inches and taller can twist and turn through the Twister Waterslide, and guests 48 inches and taller can enjoy The Cyclone and Pipeline Plunge. Looking to cannonball or belly flop? Dive in, literally, because Coney has three diving boards. All restrooms are equipped with diaper changing stations, and there are family restrooms located throughout the park. Nursing moms needing to pump are welcome to use one of the First Aid stations. • Admission is $15.95 ages 13 and older, $8.50 ages 2 - 7.

SOAK CITY AT KINGS ISLAND (visitkingsisland.com) Looking for variety? There are more than 50 water attractions at Soak City at Kings Island (6300 Kings Island Drive). Your little minnows can splash at Castaway Cove, medium fishies playing with sprayers and blasters at Splash Landing, or big fish taking the plunge on slides like the Aruba Tuba (36 inches and taller), Rendezvous Run, Thunder Falls, and the Zoom Flume (40 inches and taller). The taller your little one is, the more adventurous slides they can partake in … but if you need to relax, enjoy a slow inner tube down Splash River.

from the American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org): • Babies have extra sensitive skin, infants 6 months and younger should preferably avoid sunscreen. Instead, seek shade and opt for lightweight pants and shirts, with a wide brimmed UV protectant hat. • Purchase UPF protective swimwear to ensure your little one’s skin is covered while swimming. Hats and sunglasses are cool, safe fashion statements. • Use a high SPF sunscreen, and make sure to reapply every two hours. • Avoid the sun and heat during peak hours, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Hydrate! If mom is nursing, be sure to drink extra water when you spend time in the heat. Baby will also need to refuel more, so offer an additional feeding session or bottle if you’re spending a day outside. Water or other drinks are not recommended for infants 6 months and younger, breast milk and formula are the best option unless your pediatrician says otherwise. For everyone 6 months and older — water is the way to go. Drink up and stay hydrated!

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Spend time outdoors with the family and take a ride on a local bike trail for a great bonding experience.

ycling has taken a tremendous climb in the United States over the past decade. It has not just become popular for work commuters (i.e., Bike to Work Day), but it has changed the way some of us spend our free time. I decided to see what Cincinnati had in store for bike-lovers like myself. I am no competitive cyclist, but I enjoy opportunities to ride with my family and discover new routes, places and events. Loveland Bike Trail was our choice. It’s 70 miles long with more than 100 miles of various connections — the options are endless. You can begin anywhere along the trail and find picnic areas, parks, restaurants, coffee,

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ice cream shops, rest rooms and even entertainment. The flat, concrete-paved trail is perfect for families with smaller children learning to ride a bike, or ready to take off and go. The trail is mostly shaded with peaceful wooded areas running along the Little Miami River. If you want to rent a bike, head to the Loveland Bike Rental (lovelandbikenrental.com) and choose two or six hours or all day. We rented an adult cruiser, an adult mountain bike to pull the baby trailer, and a kid’s bike. Just FYI, they don’t have training wheels at the rental shop, so plan on bringing your own. The kid’s bike had thin wheels and was a bit wobbly for my little guy, so we put him and the baby in the trailer and cruised to avoid

any frustration. The kids loved it. Now, which way to go? If we chose to go right, we’d head toward the city of Morrow and pass the Train Stop Inn, aka “The Monkey Bar,” (7837 Old 3C Hwy.) with a newly renovated patio overlooking the river. Or, we could go left toward Milford and Miami View Park. In the heart of Loveland, there are two fantastic ice cream shops, restaurants with outdoor seating, and a great picnic area and playground. We chose to go right thinking we’d hit up Loveland Sweets (lovelandsweets.com) on the way back. The trail was an easy-breezy ride. The kids enjoyed the scenery and munched on snacks while my husband and I pedaled like champs. Our tummies were

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growling, so we thought we would park at the Train Stop Inn, have a bite and head back. Alas, we biked 5.5 miles to find the Inn is still in renovations. We grabbed chips from a food truck and had a good stretch. Oh, the simple things in life. We headed toward Loveland and stopped at the Trailside Café (123 Railroad Ave.) for barbecue. Of course, after we dropped off our bikes at the rental shop it was ice cream time. The summer is still young which means more bike rides are on the agenda. Next time, we will turn left! Amanda Hayward is a freelance writer from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a military wife and mom of two. She is also a group fitness instructor and loves running and cooking up healthy recipes in her spare time.


More Bike Trails

Devou Park (1344 Audubon Road, Covington) offers more challenging trails that older kids will love. Make a day of it and begin at the Devou Park Golf and Event Center, take a break at a picnic spot and stop to take a look at the Behringer-Crawford Museum. International Friendship Park (1135 Riverside Drive) has simple, smooth trails that are perfect for the little ones, plus you get a beautiful view of the Ohio River. You can even go for a longer ride and head to Sawyer Point and back. Lunken Airport (Wilmer Ave.) offers a five-mile loop around the airport that makes for a good ride.

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Paved paths can be found at Rentschler Forest and Voice of America in the MetroParks of Butler County system. Get a list of walking, running and other trails at yourmetroparks.net.

Cincinnati Bicycle (cincinnatibicycle.com) offers tuneups to repairs at reasonable prices.

The historic Spring Grove Cemetery (springgrove.org) is a wonderful spot for walks, pictures, picnics and yes, bike rides.

Central Park in Boone County (boonecountyky. org) offers a bike trail, and England Idlewild Park offers its own bike park with two pump tracks, a dual slalom course and three jump lines.

The Ohio River Trail is an ongoing project that will eventually connect trails in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Details on completed sections can be found at ohiorivertrail.org.

discover all of the cafes, architecture and art that the city has to offer. If a park-like setting is more of your thing, they offer leisurely rides through the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, too.

Groups and Tours

Biking meet ups and independent riding excursions are great ways to get your bike in gear this month. Here’s what’s around town:

Fifty West Cycling Co. (fiftywestcycling.com) There’s a Tuesday night meet up series from 6 - 8 p.m. for intermediate bikers, and a bi-weekly Women’s Ride on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Bike Krohn Conservatory, “Petals and Pedals” (cincinnatiparks.com/krohn-conservatory) Bike your way to the 2017 Krohn Summer Floral Show “Petals and Pedals” July 1 - Aug. 27. Park your bike out in front of the conservatory and receive one dollar off admission. While you’re there, learn more about the Red Bike program. Cincinnati Club Cyclery (cincinnaticycleclub.org) Every Monday, join in on the Bio-Wheels intermediate to advanced bike ride or stop in for a low-key Saturday morning Breakfast Ride. The cyclery offers speed groups and more for the avid cyclist in you. Cycling Backroads (cyclingbackroads.com) Tours offered in The Rhine District where you can

Great Parks of Hamilton County (greatparks. org) offers a mountain biking trail at Mitchell Memorial Forest, and paved trails at Miami Whitewater Forest, Fernbank Park, Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex, Sharon Woods, Winton Woods and Woodland Mound. Find a complete listing on their website.

Red Bike Cincinnati (cincyredbike.org) With 56 bike stations and 442 bikes, you can easily cycle to your favorite restaurant, a Cincinnati Reds Game, or just explore the city with your family. Red Bikes are cheap and accessible, so hop on and explore a new route. Trek Store Cincinnati (trekstorecincinnati.com) Group mountain biking tours at Devou Park and other bike meet ups from each of their locations including West Chester Shop Rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Blue Ash Shop Rides on Sundays for intermediate to advanced bike enthusiasts.

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Before jumping on your bike, make sure your ride is all tuned-up and ready to hit the road with help from these spots:

Fifty West Cycling Co. (fiftywestcycling.com) has experienced mechanics that will get you fit for your bike and all tuned up. Spun Bicycle Shop (spunbicycles.com) targets all riders and levels, beginner to advanced. Join them at Krohn Conservatory Saturday, July 22 from 12 - 3 p.m. and get your bike fixed or purchase some apparel. Team Cycling and Fitness (teamcyclingfitness.com) offers tuneups, repairs and apparel as well as advice on local mountain bike trails and more. Trek Store Cincinnati (trekstorecincinnati.com) has a free Bicycle Maintenance Clinic every Saturday from 10 - 10:30 a.m. or just stop in for a routine tune up. West Trails Bicycles (wtbikes. com) offers bikes, tune-ups and useful bicycle information.

Baby Riders The American Academy of Pediatrics (healthychildren.org) recommends that babies be at least 12 months old before enjoying a cycling adventure, and should ride in a bicycle-towed child trailer or rear-mounted seat that is securely attached with spoke guards, and has a high back and sturdy shoulder harness and lap belt. Bikes with a trailer or rear seat should have an adult at the helm, and of course, helmets for everyone!

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2017 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities ARTS Abrakadoodle Summer Art Camps

Multiple locations in Greater Cincinnati 513-297-5655 Abrakadoodle offers summer camps and camps during school breaks. Our camps include art lessons, music, games, crafts, and more for children ages 3 - 12. Call for locations and dates.

ArtsConnect Kids Camp

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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 - 7 year olds and 8 - 10 year olds, weekdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at our facility on Red Bank Road. A special opportunity for 11 - 14 year olds the week of June 26. Just $250 per week. Register online!

The Mad Potter Madeira

7754 Camargo Road, Madeira 513-561-1888 madpottercincinnati.com Get creative on your summer break! Pottery painting, glass mosaics, crafts, and games. Two sessions: Jul. 10 - 14 and Jul. 24 - 28. Ages 6 - 13. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mary Helen Fashion Sewing Camp

1981 Madison Road, Cincinnati 513-802-5020 maryhelenstudio.com Embark on a week-long adventure exploring fashion sewing or creative small business at Mary Helen Studio Summer Camps! For ages 7 - 15. More information and registration on our website

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. Summer camps forming soon – sign up now!

experience based upon a solid foundation of technique training and quality performing opportunities. We work hard to provide a safe, wholesome, positive, and challenging atmosphere of friendship, guidance, and encouragement that enables our students to achieve their highest potential and become the very best dancer they can be. We believe in our students and we believe in ballet!

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Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-510-0439 songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati This weekly, 45 minute, interactive class encourages children, newborn - 6 yrs. to sing, dance, and play along with a live, threepiece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards, and instruments from around the world. By mixing our original kids rock ‘n’ roll with popular tunes, the band is sure to please little ones and their adults. It is the most fun you and your child will have all week!

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!

Uptown Art Camp

7713 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati 513-800-1443 uptownart.com Come and paint with us! Uptown Art offers a summer kids’ paint camp Jul. 11 - 13 – 3 days, 3 paintings! Check out our calendar online.

XUMLS/Summer Camp

Joseph Hall, 1024 Dana Ave. , Cincinnati whiter9@xavier.edu Your camper will enjoy hands-on art experiences using nature as their canvas, tools and inspiration. This camp will offer opportunities to paint, draw, sculpt and many other experiences with art materials. On Friday we will invite parents to join us for an art show sharing their art from the week.

West Chester Academy Music, Dance, Gymnastics

8107 Market Place Drive, West Chester 513-829-2345 westchesteracademy.com Your passport to fun all summer! Monday through Friday camps include Beginning Piano and Guitar, Princess Dance, Jungle Gymnastics, Arts and Crafts Galore, and more. The more you take, the more you save. Discounts on each additional summer camp.

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7398 Liberty One Drive, Liberty Township 513-779-0135 sdastudios@aol.com We are committed to finding and nurturing the beautiful dancer in every student by providing a comprehensive dance learning

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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.

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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.

FITNESS, SPORTS Big Shots Sports Training

885 State Route 28 (inside Recreations Outlet), Milford 513-BIG-SHOT (244-7468) bigshotstraining.com • hello@bigshotstraining.com Big Shots is a sports training facility that is unlike anything else in the Cincinnati area. We specialize in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and lacrosse training. What makes Big Shots unique is that we offer batting cage style courts and fields for athletes looking to develop and improve their skills in order to compete at the next level.

Full Throttle Indoor Karting

11725 Commons Dr., Springdale 513-341-5278 gofullthrottle.com • info@gofullthrottle.com Single day and week-long go kart speed camps where drivers 8 - 15 can experience hands-on driving and racing skills. Single day camps are an introduction to racing while the week-long camps focus on fundamental racing skills with on track and classroom sessions. All camps include lunch, snacks, and racing-themed entertainment. Camps run from 8:30 - 4:30. Single day camps are Jun. 15, Jul. 13, and Aug. 10. Week-long camps are Jun. 5 - 9, Jun. 19 - 23, Jul. 3 - 7, Jul. 17 - 21, and Jul. 31 - Aug. 4. Single day camps are $75, week-long camps are $300.

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Multiple Park Locations 513-321-6208 cincinnatiparks.com Our camps for ages 3 - 14 are voted “Best of the Parenting” by YOU for the great value in educational, fun-filled outdoor activities! Hikes, crafts, and games are part of each day. Fees: $50 - $85 weekly. Unplug and reboot their love for outdoor fun! Online registration.

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Multiple Locations 800-595-3776 classroomantics.com/cincinnati-ohio Kids age 7 - 14 get to LEARN what they LOVE by creating video games, producing stop-motion animation movies, coding computer programs, modding in Minecraft, or engineering LEGO robots in a Classroom Antics Tech Camp. These affordable week-long camps are being held in Anderson, Blue Ash, Cheviot-Bridgetown, Fairfield, Florence, Liberty Twp-West Chester, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Newtown-Mariemont, Springboro, and Wyoming. Join us this summer. Space is limited so register early!

Drake Planetarium & Science Center

2020 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati 513-396-5578 drakeplanetarium.org Come let your imagination soar in our hands-on summer camps! Featuring our popular Lego Camps (robotics, architecture, Crazy Contraptions, and Young Builders) and our Science Adventure Camps (video game design, Battle Bots, engineering, coding, and Destination: Space). Discounts for Drake Planetarium members, multiple weeks, and siblings.

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp Give – Magnified Giving

9940 Reading Road, Evendale 513-733-9727 magnifiedgiving.org Camp Give is designed for children 6 - 14 yrs. We educate, inspire, and engage children in youth philanthropy. Children learn how to serve others using their time and talent, use of random acts of kindness, and will serve local charities combating childhood hunger and homelessness.

Falcon Camp

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

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11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati tricountymall.com This program is taught with the help of the Springdale Fire Department, Springdale Police Department, and Mason City Schools bus system. We help kids learn the basics of safety, plus get them acquainted with starting school. Jul. 10 - 14, 17 - 21 and 24-28 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration starts May 1. The application can either be printed from the Tri-County mall website and mailed/dropped in, or can be picked up at the mall office. Registration is $20/child.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Get a mid-year check-in with Santa himself as you cool off from the summer heat with a visit to the North Pole. Christmas in July runs through July 31. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; tickets start at $9.95 for ages 3 - 12, $11.95 for seniors, and $13.95 for adults; 513898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction. com.

CRITTERS ON THE LAWN

Stop by to meet the critters that call the park home. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 2 3:30 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.

DANCE PARTY

Dance is a total body workout that is major fun too! Bring the kids to let loose on the dance floor! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 4 p.m. July 1, 9, 15, 23 and 3 p.m. July 7, 21; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES

Take a docent-led tour with fun facts and activities for all. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FIND THAT PHOTO!

Use your observation skills to figure out where photos were taken in the harbor and earn a prize. Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road; 12 - 4 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE GERMAN STORY TIME

Learn simple German vocabulary through stories and song. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

HOLIDAY T-SHIRTS IN JULY WALK

Wear your favorite holiday T-shirt and take a walk with stops at fitness stations. Harbor, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

JULY EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION BEGIN ON PAGE 42. FREE MARKET IN THE PARK

Celebrate the arrival of summer with a visit to the market to shop one-of-akind items from local vendors. Warren County Armco Park, 1223 Ohio 741, Lebanon; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; facebook. com/wcmarketinthepark.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Give yourself an hour to complete this nature-themed scavenger hunt and earn a prize. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 1 - 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.

FREE STORYTIME

Ages 5 and younger are invited for songs, books and favorite stories. Storytimes held at 10:30 a.m. Mon, Wed and Fri; and 11 a.m. Sat in July. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 11 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

SUMMER FLORAL SHOW: PETALS AND PEDALS

The 2017 Krohn Summer Show invites you to take a bike ride and celebrate summer flowers. In fact, ride your bike to the Krohn and get a dollar off admission. Learn the history of biking as you stroll through summer displays, including the Cincy Red Bike program and more. Be sure to stop by today for the Greater Cincinnati Hosta and Daylily Society’s Daylily Show from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Summer Show remains on display 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue - Sun, July 1 - Aug. 27. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

TRAIL SCAVENGER HUNT

Meet the naturalist to pick up your nature sleuth’s directions, then enjoy the challenge at your own pace, turning in your answers for a prize at the end of the trail. Allow for one hour to complete. Pin Oak Trail, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP

Interact with touchable art objects in this docent-led tour that introduces families to the CAM’s collections. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

REGGAE SUNDAYS

Enjoy reggae tunes while having fun at the Beach. The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 2 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; general admission ranges from $19.99 to $28.99, plus $8 parking; thebeachwaterpark.com.

SHOW & TELL AT THE FARM

Enjoy a variety of programs all month long and meet some special guest stars of the furry and feathery sort. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in July; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

STARS & STRIPES CRAFTS

Ages 5 and older make patriotic artwork. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 - 3 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.

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CINCINNATI DUTCH LIONS FC

Cheer on the Cincinnati Dutch Lions as they take on the Dayton Dutch (July 3) and FC Cincinnati (July 16). Soccer Stadium, Northern Kentucky University, 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport; 7 p.m.; $6 - $8; cdlfc.com.

FREE FAMILY MOVIES

Enjoy a free screening of family favorites this month, including The Lego Movie (July 3 and 5), Wizard of Oz (July 10 and 12), Happy Feet (July 17 and 19), The Never Ending Story (July 24 and 26) and Lego Batman (July 31). Eastgate Brew & View, 4450 Eastgate Square Drive, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; 513673-2300 or egbrewview.com.

SUPER SPROUTS: COLOR POPS

Beat the heat and create a colorful summer treat. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. July 3 and 2 p.m. July 6; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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BOOMIN’ CRAFT DAY

Whirl around the carousel and make a boomin’ craft to celebrate the Fourth of July. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $2 per ride; cincinnatiparks.com.

FAIRY FEST

Celebrate the mythology of wee folk. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, July 4 - 9. 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

KIDS MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Catch a fish that weighs the closest to the mystery weight and win a prize. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

PATRIOTIC POPS

Enjoy a patriotic concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, followed by a fireworks finale. Arrive early in the day and enjoy Coney Island rides for all ticket holders. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave.; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; tickets start at $15 on the lawn, free for ages 17 and younger on the lawn, $5 for active military members; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

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FREE CELEBRATE JULY

Enjoy a nature program with Raptors Inc., followed by games, bounce houses, crafts, activities, popcorn and drinks. England Idlewild Park, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 6:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

HUMP DAY CONCERTS

Enjoy free tunes every Wednesday, including performances from Ooh La La (July 5); The Sunburners (July 12); Kelsey Mira (July 19); and Hickory Robot (July 26). 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; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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JULY EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION BEGIN ON PAGE 42. FREE MOVIES UNDER MOONLIGHT

Enjoy a family-friendly movie in the park, and be sure to arrive early for some preevent entertainment. This month, enjoy Storks (July 5), Cars (July 12), A Bug’s Life (July 19) and Inside Out (July 26). Park, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 7 p.m.; 513-644-0900 or libertycenter.com.

FREE PLAY IN THE PARK

Enjoy games, live music and snacks every Wednesday in the park. Kennedy Heights Park, 6037 Kennedy Ave.; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26; kennedyheights.org.

FREE REC READS

Bring toddlers and preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for stories, songs and sensory activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

FREE SUMMER CINEMA

Enjoy a free movie screening in the park — this month, catch Men In Black with the Cincinnati Observatory (July 5), Legally Blonde with Spruce Nail Shop pop-up salon (July 12), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (July 19) and Space Jam (July 26). Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 9 p.m.; washingtonpark.org.

FREE WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN

Bring the gang for live musical entertainment, art-making activities, tasty treats from local vendors and tons of fun. This month, enjoy performances from Sound Body Jazz Orchestra (July 5); Honey & Houston (July 12); YOLO Band (July 19); and Saffire Express (July 26). Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 7 p.m.; cliftonculturalarts. org.

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FREE BURNET BASH

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra present the music of the Beatles, while kids visit the naturalist’s activity table. Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3400 Brookline Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

CREEKIN’ IN THE PARK

Explore the ponds with educators from MetroParks and Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District. Indian Creek MetroPark, 1899 Oxford Reily Road, Oxford; 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.

DROP IN THURSDAYS

Stop by for crafts, music, special activities and more, all designed for ages 5 and younger. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27; $5 per child ; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Take a ride on the carousel and enjoy a safari-themed evening with crafts, prizes and more. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 5 - 8 p.m.; $2 per ride; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE GROOVIN’ ON THE GREEN

THURSDAY ART PLAY: MANDALA MAKING

Use natural materials to create mandalas and sun paintings inspired by artist Ugo Rondinone. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART?

Join an opening reception for students from across Cincinnati who expressed themselves and what they love through glass art. Exhibit remains on display through Aug. 3. Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-3210206 or brazeestreetstudios.com.

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Pack a picnic dinner and listen to music in a serene setting. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

CRAFTY CRITTERS

Ages 3 - 12 can take a self-guided scavenger hunt and make a craft to take home. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 12 - 2 p.m. July 7 and 28; $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.

CREATURE FEATURE

Join the naturalist at the wet playground to see a few live animals. Parky’s Wetland Adventure, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m. July 7 and 28; $3.50 ages 2 - 12 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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This month, enjoy live performances from Debi & The Revelation (July 6); Robin Lacy & DeZydeco (July 13); the Lisa Biales Band (July 20); and Amy Sailor (July 27). Village Green, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

FREE LIVE BANDS ON THE SQUARE

This month, enjoy live music from Dan Varner (July 6); The Whammies (July 13); Smoooth (July 20); and The Sunburners (July 27). Square, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 6 - 9 p.m.; 513-644-0900 or liberty-center.com.

FREE MANABABIES

Parents and their babies enjoy an intro to language through finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy times. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

Grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage before enjoying a performance from My Sister Sarah on July 6 and Soul Pocket on July 20. Grove Park, 9150 Winton Road; 6 - 9 p.m.; theartsconnect. us/concerts.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Ages 2 and older are invited to join Miss Alicia for stories and fun. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

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FREE POVERTY, HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS

Enjoy Friday evenings with the family. This month, catch a Madcap Puppet Show (July 7); meet animals from the Cincinnati Zoo (July 14); learn about drones (July 21); and clown around with Circus Mojo (July 28). BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

Bring the family to learn about the Civil War this weekend with the help of re-enactors, soldiers, citizens, a daily battle, and hands-on activities for all ages. Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 8 and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 9; $10 adults, $6 ages 5 - 11; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

Join other community members, local organizations and city leaders from different fields to discuss ways to eradicate poverty, hunger and homelessness. Greater Liberty Baptist Church, 6209 Desmond St.; 3 - 6 p.m.; eventbrite.com/e/part-2-povertyhunger-and-homelessness-seminartickets-34611494913.

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FREE PRAIRIE WALK

Local author Janet Kassalen tells the story of Rainier, a cardinal who moves from job to job until he finds the perfect one for him in this children’s book with a grown-up message. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; janetkassalenauthor.com.

FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK

Catch a free screening of Sing this evening. Movie begins at dusk, but be sure to arrive early for some fun activities. Village Green, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS

Enjoy free movies in the park, including Trolls (July 7); Mary Poppins (July 14); Captain America: Civil War (July 21); and Rock Dog (July 28). Arrive early for some pre-show fun. Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN BLUE ASH

Head to the Square for free performances from Stagger Lee (July 7); Forever Diamond (July 14); My Sister Sarah (July 21); and Robin Lacy & DeZydeco (July 28). Blue Ash Towne Square, Towne Square Ave.; 8 - 11 p.m.; blueash.com.

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FREE BLUES & BBQ

Enjoy tasty eats from Hammann’s Catering, while you listen to the sounds of the blues. Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, Fairfield; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city. org.

CELEBRATING HERBS

Enjoy take-home crafts like mint k-cup plantings and potpourri sachet bags, and learn some recipes from Chef Ursula (1 - 3 p.m. July 8)! Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 8 - 9; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

Learn the basics of cloth diapering including cost, care and more, then stick around for Cloth Diapering 102 for an even deeper dive (cost for 102 is $10). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m., 4 p.m.; $10; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

FREE CONCERTS AT CREEKSIDE

This month, enjoy performances from Saffire Express (July 8); London Street (July 22); and Fleetwood Dreams (July 29). Creekside Stage, Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE DEEP SPACE STORYTIME

Join an out-of-this-world story in the Deep Space installation in the UnMuseum. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 1 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FAIRY FESTIVITIES & TRADING POST

Fairies are waiting in the garden to trade natural materials for treasures. Bring your rocks, seeds, buttons and ribbon to barter for something new. Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 12 - 4 p.m. July 8 and 9; $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.

ICE CREAM 5K

Join a family-friendly 5K that features ice cream along the course and at the afterparty, along with a kids’ one-mile run, and a baby/toddler crawl. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; please visit site for registration price; cincinnatiparks.com.

JUNIOR CLINIC

Ages 7 - 17 take a one-hour clinic to learn golfing basics. Meadow Links & Golf Academy, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

Enjoy an early morning walk through the park. Allen Park, Kyles Station Road; 9 11 a.m.; liberty-township.com.

FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

Use stories and songs to learn basic Spanish vocabulary. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of R&B with The Mistics. 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.

SUPER WHY LIMITED

Take a train ride with Whyatt from Super Why! Visit with Whyatt, enjoy a story, and more! Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. July 8 and 15; $16 adults, $12 seniors and 2 - 16; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

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CREEK ADVENTURE HIKE

Wear closed-toe shoes and explore the ancient limestone creek bed’s geology and critters. Spring Beauty Dell picnic area, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 2 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.

NATURE GAMES

Enjoy classic and sensory family-friendly nature games. Timberlakes Program Shelter, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road; 2 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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SUPER SPROUTS: MASTER PIECES

Use your imagination to create a colorful work of art inspired by Andre Derain. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. July 10 and 2 p.m. July 13; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE BLUE ASH SUMMER CONCERTS

This month, enjoy tunes courtesy of Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band (July 11); UC Alumni Band (July 18); and the Ohio Military Band (July 25). Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Road; 7 - 9 p.m.; blueash.com.

FREE CHILDREN’S STORY TIME

Enjoy stories, songs, puppets and fun in this story time presented by Midpointe Library. Children’s Discovery Center, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 2 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25; 513-6440900 or liberty-center.com.

GARDEN ART

Look at art inspired by nature, then paint your own masterpiece. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, July 11 16. 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

NATURE PLAY FOR HEALTH WEEK

Join the naturalist for games and play to connect with nature and your family’s health and wellness. Crafts are available for a small fee. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 11 - 15; 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 POP UP PLAY: YOUNGSTER YOGA

Bring your mini-yogis to the park for a free kids’ yoga class. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25; washingtonpark.org.

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FREE CELEBRATE JULY

Join Arrowhead Reptile Rescue for a nature program, followed by crafts, games and more. Walton Park, Shelter 2, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road, Walton; 6:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT

Enjoy an aerialist show this evening! Village Green Park, 400 Wyoming Ave.; 7 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Join Dr. Sproat and Critters in the Classroom for a look at African Skulls. Be sure to arrive early and stick around afterwards for pre- and post-program activities. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal

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FREE WUMP MUCKET PUPPET SHOW

Learn all about bees in this puppet show that introduces audiences to QB the Queen Bee and Coleman’s Green Team. Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 2 p.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

thu 13

(ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

iSPACE is on the scene to talk about living and working in space. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-

525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

CREEKIN’ IN THE PARK

Join local educators and take a guided exploration of the creek. Elk Creek 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; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

Madcap Puppets presents the tale of two expert zookeepers who find that their monkeys are getting out of hand. Creekside Stage, Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

MUSIC@BCM

Enjoy summer concerts in the Amphitheater all month long, including Hot Magnolias (July 13); Tropicoso (July 20); and Leroy Ellington (July 27). Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 6 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE SMALE FAMILY FUN DAY

Bring the whole gang for an enjoyable day in the park, including face painting, lawn games, music by Zak Morgan and appearances from the Madcap Puppets. Smale Riverfront Park, 100 Ted Berry Way; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-3526180 or cincinnatiparks.com.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: NIGHT SKY CAMPOUT

Camp out under manmade stars found in the installation From Any Point — pitch a tent, set up a campfire and make a work of art inspired by the night sky. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

SPOTLIGHT

WALK FOR WISHES

Help make wises come true and spread hope to children with life-threatening medical conditions in this fundraising, family-friendly walk. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 5 p.m.; please visit site for registration price; oki.wish.org.

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ANIMALS ALIVE

Discover what animals might be living in your own backyard. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m.; July 14 and 20; 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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KIDS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPO

Please see “Spotlight” on page 35 for more details.

STEPPING FORWARD SERVICE DAY

Teens and adults can help make a difference in the parks with preparing for the upcoming Crazy Cardboard Regatta and more. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 9 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.

sat 15

BABYWEARING 101

Learn the benefits of wearing your baby in a carrier or sling, and try on a few samples. Then stick around for Babywearing 102 (cost for 102 is $10). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; $10; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

CAROUSEL NOSTALGIC WEEKEND

Travel back in time to the glory days when carousels were a favorite past time — enjoy board games, crafts, win prizes and more. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. July 15 and16; $2 per ride; cincinnatiparks.com.

CRAZY CARDBOARD REGATTA

Cheer on crazy cardboard boat contraptions as they test their mettle on the water, all while enjoying live entertainment, activities and more upon the shore. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 11 a.m. - 3 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.

CSI: CRITTER SCENE INVESTIGATION

Find the answers needed to solve the mystery of who and what in the park. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.


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Bring the gang to swim under the night sky while catching a screening of Dolphin Tale. Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Blvd., Fairfield; 8 - 11 p.m.; $5, free to season pass holders; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

KIDS MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Ages 15 and younger can try to catch a fish that weighs closest to the mystery weight for a prize. Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a screening of Finding Dory this evening — arrive early for some premovie festivities! Walton Park, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road, Walton; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

NIGHT HIKE

Experience the park as the sun goes down and put your senses to the test as you keep your eyes and ears open for signs of nocturnal wildlife. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 8:30 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE THE CITY FLEA

Peruse the wares of local crafters while enjoying the summer weather. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; thecityflea.com.

THE SUGAR RUSH

Join a sweet-filled 5K that supports a number of local charities. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 8 - 11 a.m.; please visit site for registration price; thesugarrush5k.com.

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ANIMALS ALIVE

Meet some amazing animals that live in Ohio. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 2 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

BUTTERFLY SUNDAE

Complete a butterfly craft or scavenger hunt, then enjoy a butterfly-sized sundae, lemonade, iced tea and grilled corn, while Nature’s Niche offers 10% off all butterfly merchandise. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 1 - 4 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor

Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

HERITAGE HIKE

Explore the site of the Science Hall School circa 1806, the old Winton Road bed circa 1798, and the grounds of the Hammel House circa 1850 in this off-trail hike. Winton Centre, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 2 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.

PET ACADEMY

Future vets can practice their skills at the kid-sized Banfield Pet Hospital, complete with reception area, exam tables, grooming stations, kennels and real vet tools. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE SUNDAY SUN-DAY SUNDAE

The Sun is star attraction today — enjoy short talks, tours of the historic buildings, safe viewings of sunspots and solar flares from the 1845 telescope (weather permitting). Free admission thanks to P&G. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory. org.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: CHILL OUT

Tour the museum to find peaceful landscapes, complete some art puzzles at the Art Cart and make a craft to take home. Learn how reptiles and amphibians manage their temperature during a presentation by Cool Critters at 2 p.m. Then chill out even more with yoga in the garden at 3 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

mon 17

SUPER SPROUTS: TIE-DYE TOTS

Use typical household items to make totally awesome tie-dye art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. July 17 and 2 p.m. July 20; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE SWINGING ON THE GREEN

Enjoy a live performance from the UC Community Alumni Band. Village Green, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

tue 18

FROGS & TOADS

Learn the difference between a frog and a toad and explore their life cycles and more. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, July 18 - 23. 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.

NATURE ART & CRAFT WEEK

Explore your artistic side with various media and make some nature-related crafts for a small fee. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE THIRD TUESDAY NATURE SERIES

All ages celebrate national honey month with stories about bees and activities to learn how to help bees survive. Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

TOT TUESDAY: PICNICS

Pack a basket and head to the park in this summery play-and-learn date that includes stories, songs and crafts. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

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FREE CELEBRATE JULY

Meet the fantastic beasts from Raptor, Inc., followed by games, bounce houses, crafts and treats. Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 6:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $1; learningthroughart. com.

FREE STORYTIME IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN

Ages 2 - 5 and their grown-ups listen to a story and make a craft. Bring a blanket to sit on. Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Meet the barnyard animals of Sunrock Farm. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

thu 20

CREEKIN’ IN THE PARK

Join educators from MetroParks and Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District for a guided exploration of the creek. Governor Bebb Metropark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana; 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.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of jazz with Hank Stephens Experience. Presented in partnership with the City of Woodlawn. Great Lawn, 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: ART DISSECTOR

Meet a special guest from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra who brings along some “dissected” instruments to show. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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MACY’S KIDS, CULTURES, CRITTERS & CRAFTS

Enjoy a day of world music, art and entertainment. Attendees are encouraged to visit information booths in Passport Plaza and participate in various educational activities in exchange for a Passport stamp and a cultural craft. Completed stamped passports can be turned in for a free anniversary gift from Learning Through Art. Cincinnati Zoo &

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sat 22

BRING IT

Fresh from the Lifetime Television series Bring It, which showcases the world of hip-hop majorette competition, Miss D and her Dancing Dolls arrive in Cincinnati to entertain audiences with allnew choreography, music compilations, and audience participation. Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St.; 8 p.m.; $30 - $98; bringitlivetour.com.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: CAC CIRCUS

The UnMuseum becomes a circus with art, performers and plenty of activities, including tightrope walking, balloons, face painting and cotton candy. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

SPUN BICYCLE

Dakota Stone from SPUN Bicycles works on bikes and sells t-shirts and socks while families explore the Krohn’s Summer Flower Show: Petals and Pedals. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 3 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

TRAIN RIDE WITH DANIEL TIGER

Bring the kids — and your camera — for a train ride with Daniel Tiger, activities in the station area, concessions and more. Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 seniors and 2 - 16; 513933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

FREE WUMP MUCKET PUPPET SHOW

Meet QB the Queen Bee and Coleman’s Green Team in a puppet show that’s all about being kinder to our planet. Clifton Branch Library, 3400 Brookline Ave.; 11 a.m.; wumpmucketpuppets.com.

sun 23

FREE MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE BAZAAR

Peruse everything from antiques and art to vintage and re-purposed items, including furniture, home decor, jewelry, collectibles and more. Mainstrasse Village, West 6th St., Covington; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 859-491-0458 or mainstrasse. org.

mon 24

SUPER SPROUTS: COLOR IN THE CITY

Create a crazy, colorful city inspired by the art of James Rizzi. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. July 24 and 2 p.m. July 27 free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 25

FREE MONSTERS OF BASEBALL

Monsters aren’t allowed in the ballpark, but that’s not going to stop Roscoe from sneaking in a little monster named Gus to see a game. Turns out, they might not be alone, in this performance from Madcap Puppets. Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Road; 6:30 p.m.; madcappuppets.com.

VARIED VEGGIES

Learn which part of the plant different vegetables come from and join a taste test to learn your favorite. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, July 25 - 30. 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE CELEBRATE JULY

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue are on the scene for a nature program, followed by crafts and games. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 6:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT

Bring the kids for a performance from local favorite Zak Morgan. Village Green Park, 400 Wyoming Ave.; 7 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Learn about the world of raptors with Dr. Tom Sproat and Critters in the Classroom. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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(ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Crystal Clear Science offers interactive demos that show off all the amazing aspects of air. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

ANIMAL TALES

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

RED, WHITE AND ZOO

B-105 presents this concert starring Dylan Scott and Carly Pearce — tickets benefit the USO of Central and Southern Ohio and help a USO family visit the Zoo. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 6:30 p.m.; $20 in advance, $25 day of show; cincinnatizoo.org.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of R&B with Love Child. Presented in partnership with the City of Woodlawn. Great Lawn, 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; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: FLOWER POWER

Join a flower-themed art project inspired by artist Jane Benson’s Faux Flora series. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FREE FAMILY CANOE NIGHT

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of free canoeing and a movie after the sun sets. Rapid Run Park, 4450 Rapid Run Road; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

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Enjoy activities and food, and a movie at dusk. Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

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BABY & BEYOND EXPO

Expecting? Head to this expo to learn all you need about new products, child and health care, pregnancy fitness, and post-pregnancy resources. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 29 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 30; $8 adults, free ages 12 and younger; cincinnatibabyandbeyondexpo.com.

CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of music with the UC Community Band. 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.

FREE FAMILY NATURE DAY

Get outdoors and explore nature through hands-on activities including creek explorations, fossil examinations, and more, all thanks to local organizations like Boone County Parks, the Thomas More Biology Field Station, and Raptors, Inc. Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

SATURNDAY

The lord of the rings shines in prime time tonight — view Saturn through the telescopes (weather permitting), take a tour of the Observatory and more. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 9 - 11 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students and members; 513321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

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Music’s most dynamic duo goes to the movies for their new album, Score, featuring some of the most popular melodies written for classic and contemporary movies and TV. Catch a live performance this evening as they stop in Cincinnati on their world tour. PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave.; 7 p.m.; $39.50 - $85; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Bring your lunch (or buy from the food truck) and enjoy a concert under a canopy of trees. Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center, 9150 Winton Road; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; theartsconnect.us/concerts.

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daily listings FREE BIRDS OF PREY MEET AND GREET

Meet some live avian ambassadors up close, learn about the role they play in our environment, and join some fun activities. Raptor, Inc., 961 Barg Salt Run Road, Milford; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513825-3325 or raptorinc.org.

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CONCERT IN THE PARK

Join the Cincinnati Pops for a summer concert in the great outdoors. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 8 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; cincinnatisymphony.org.

SUPER SPROUTS: SQUEEZE A SQUIGGLE

Flex your muscles to create swirling, whirling works of art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. July 31 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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•Grand Camp: Kentucky Settlers Grandparents take a trip back in time with their grandkids and experience life as the early settlers did. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 11 and 12; $40 per pair members, $60 per pair nonmembers. •Garden Camp: Summer Beauty RSVP by July 17. Kids plant seeds in a peat pot and learn the importance of seed saving. 10 - 11 a.m. July 27; $5 per child members, $10 per child nonmembers.

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•Preparation for a New Sibling Kids discover the emotions that go with becoming a big sister or brother, along with special rules when it comes to caring for babies. July 23; $15, $10 for each additional child.

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Gather up the kids for a fun presentation of The Cat in the Hat, courtesy of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. What happens when a mischievous cat shows up while Mom is away? Find out in this slapstick comedy that’s fun for all ages. Be sure to arrive early for preperformance activities, and stick around for a Q&A with the cast. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road; through July 9; $20; http://bit. ly/2q5OsOA.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre presents the classic story of Belle and the mysterious Beast, who must learn to love and be loved before a curse dooms him to be a monster for all eternity. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; July 27 – Aug. 6; see web site for tickets; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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•Siblings at Birth Ages 2 - 8 enjoy hands-on fun while learning about birth and preparing themselves for attending the big event. 12:30 p.m. July 15; $25.

CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org Daily admission is $9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, and $4 ages 4 - 12

•Family Open Mic Enjoy a demo of primitive fire-starting and a story, then show off your talents with a familyfriendly skit, song or story while you cook your dinner over the campfire. 7:30 - 9 p.m. July 22; $3 members, $10 nonmembers. •Family Ponding Adventure Explore the CNC’s special wetland ecosystem with the naturalist. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. July 8; $3 members, $10 nonmembers.

GLENWOOD GARDENS

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

•Nighttime Garden Party RSVP by July 13. Head to the Highfield Discovery Garden for an evening soiree with the

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•FREE Manzanitas: Parent & Baby Spanish Time Enjoy a free first class to introduce Spanish and Hispanic culture to your baby through music, dance, rhymes and interactive play. Open to children ages 6 months - 3 years with an adult. 10 a.m. July 8.

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•Science Camp Ages 7 and older indulge in science experiments that are smelly, oozy, tasty and even some that explode. 2 p.m. July 21; $8.

LAZER KRAZE

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•Special Needs Night Players ages 4 and older with special needs 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.

LONG BRANCH FARM & TRAILS

6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org

•Creek Splash Ages 4 - 6 and their adults investigate the shallow part of the stream for crayfish, frogs and more. 2 3:30 p.m. July 23; $3 members, $10 nonmembers.

•Paddlefest Enjoy a relaxing float down the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River, followed by a tasty lunch served up in Paintsville. Bring your own kayak or canoe or rent from Legends Outfitters or Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. 8 a.m. July 23.; $10 for lunch and shuttle services.

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•Pen Pals RSVP two days in advance. Little ones make new farmyard friends and learn how animals “talk” to each other. 9 a.m. July, 5, 6, and 26; $2 program only; $6 children and $4 adults for wagon ride package. •Pony Parade RSVP two days in advance. Help groom the pony and shine her saddle. 9 a.m. July 11, 13, and 19; $2 program only; $6 children and $4 adults for wagon ride package.

WOODLAND MOUND

8250 Old Kellogg 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.

•Honey Bee Tea Party RSVP by July 6. Ages 3 - 5 discover the world of bees with crafts, games, and snacks. 10 a.m. July 13; $7.

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•FREE Israeli Scouts Concert: Tzofim Friendship Caravan The Caravan’s celebration of Israeli culture resounds with kids and families of all ages. The young performers are selected through rounds of competition and spend a year rehearsing for the tour, enjoy an upbeat community evening. 5:30 p.m. July 2. •Shining Star Sports Basketball Clinic Ages 6 - 12 advance their skills in this clinic taught by trainers from the Shining Stars Sports elite basketball program. 1 p.m. July 30; $30 members, $40 nonmembers.

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