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THE EVERYTHING ISSUE

EDITOR IN CHIEF Susan Swindell Day

includes extra-special collections in our "Things to Do" calendar (pg. 25), such as the upcoming theater season & more. Yes ... The Lion King is coming back!

EDITOR Amanda Hayward MANAGING EDITOR Kiera Ashford THINGS TO DO/ ASSOCIATE EDITOR Amanda Ciani PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tim Henard DESIGN Ashford and Day ACCOUNT MANAGERS Theresa Cicchinelli Kathi Listo

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Parents share how their preferences on viewing fireworks at a professional show or lighting up the sky at home themselves. Also: this month's giveaways!

cincinnati news THE EVERYTHING ISSUE includes all that's new in our area this year from babies at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to the new Graeter's ice cream shop to Coney Island's new attractions to the new Becoming Mom Spa and more!

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THE EVERYTHING ISSUE includes content plus key listings (special advertising) for busy, on-the-go families: Child Care Child's Play Education Family Fitness Fun Attractions Health Parties Shopping Summer Camps Special Miscellaneous

PLUS! Find the Greater Cincinnati Birthing Directory on page 22.

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Our DOUBLE AWARDWINNING family calendar highlights Freedom Parks 4TH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA and lots more special roundups for THE EVERYTHING ISSUE!

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ome days I find myself wondering if I am in this parenting gig all alone. I wonder if I’m the only one who sometimes struggles to get my kids to listen, or just get in the car. I wonder if I’m the only one who starts the day skipping and playing with the kids, only for it to end in waterworks and exhaustion. Am I the only one who anticipates an exciting family outing only for it to result in a hopeless disaster? I don’t think so. This is one reason I love making mom friends — we meet at the park and watch our kids rumble and play. We laugh hysterically about how our kids have wild obsessions over Pokémon cards; or how we are really concerned with the way our kids tend to act out in public. But, they are great kids. Then, I see my 3-year-old practically naked on the playground. Yes, the embarrassing moment when it is actually my kid. I assess the situation then blow it off, turning to my mom friends with a nervous giggle. We can’t expect our kids to be perfect; they are experiencing their emotions, and of course, they are testing us, too. You may have a wellbehaved kid, but every little ball of energy has its moment. Relating to other parents can help us through this and help us find reasoning (if there is any). It always makes me feel better knowing I’m not in this alone. After talking to other parents, I no longer feel so embarrassed or puzzled. At one of my 7-year-old’s baseball games, an adorable little 2-yearold came wobbling around with her sippy cup, eager to become friends with my tot. They played, they were cute. They were behaving so nicely. Oh, there it is — the moment of truth. That sweet little girl gave my little gal’s hair a good yank. The mom apologized, and my little gal was just fine. Was I mad? No, way. Do I think that cute ball of fire is a monster? No way! She is still cute, she is still a toddler, and she is figuring out her feelings. The mom looked at me, looked around at the other kids playing “so nicely,” and wondered why her little one couldn’t join in on the trend. I laughed, and shared my relatable story, “You have no idea what really happens behind closed curtains!” It’s true! We don’t, which is why we shouldn’t judge. Was it my little girl that marked her territory on the brand new indoor playground? Yes, it was. Was it also my little girl who gave me extra hugs and kisses that night and told me how much she loves me? Yes, it was. It’s healthy to talk with other parents and bounce stories and ideas off one another. You will be surprised by how much you truly have in common. Talk about it, and don’t be ashamed to share your most embarrassing stories — in the end, you will feel better knowing another parent is in the same boat as you.

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Celebrate all things French at the Taft! Meet a mime from Cincinnati Circus and learn about French macarons in a cooking demonstration by OCD cakes. See L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters, practice your French at the Art Cart, and create a mini poster to take home. Free fun for everyone • More information at taftmuseum.org Children’s Education Programs Generously Supported By:

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Fiona the hippopotamus! Born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo, she’s a thriving 2-year-old toddler today! Photographed by Mark Dumont at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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PARENT POLL: WATCHING FIREWORKS WE ASKED 110 PARENTS IF THEY PREFER WATCHING FIREWORKS AT HOME OR AT A PROFESSIONAL DISPLAY.

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MAKE IT EASY ON THE KIDS NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES MAY HELP LITTLE ONES ... BUT MOST CHILDREN JUST LOVE FIREWORKS! “When my kids were 2 and 9, neither of them were afraid. We typically go to see them at the same place every year where they are right overhead.” Letha Adams-Mayer

“When my twins were babies they were startled, but since then, they have loved them every year.” Meghan Elizabeth

“At age 7, my child was anxious about fireworks. I use noise- canceling headphones and wel watch them from afar.” Vanessa Wilhelmus Shafer

“My child was scared of them at age 8. We didn’t go to fireworks displays.” Michelle Strite Hortenberry

“My daughter didn’t have any issues with them at age 2.” Kelly Seward Martin

“We took our third child at 6 days old. My other two siblings needed noise-canceling headphones for awhile, but they’re out of that now. We take the headphones for the youngest, but he chooses not to wear them most of the time.” Andrea Herd Bell

PARTY & ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES + MORE! • West Chester Academy “Fun with Friends” Party We are giving away a gift certificate for a “Fun with Friends” party at West Chester Academy (8107 Market Place, West Chester) — a $119 value. The party includes up to 14 friends, plus the winner. Party choices include “Act,” “Dance,” “Sing,” “2 Cool Hip Hop,” “Aerial Silks and Hoops,” “Gymnastics,” “Fun with Drums,” “Princess Dance” or “Music Pups.” It also includes 15 minutes of meet-and-greet time and 45 minutes of themed fun!

• EnterTRAINment Junction We are giving away a family four-pack of Do-It-All Admission tickets to EnterTRAINment Junction (7379 Squire Court, West Chester). Save your win for “Everything Thomas” coming Aug. 1 - Sept. 15. Thomasthemed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunts, train rides coloring and crafts are all part of the fun.

• Pampers Prize Pack We are giving away a pack of size two Pampers Swaddlers (124 count) and a six-pack of Pampers Aqua Pure Wipes (336 count).

HOW TO ENTER: Deadline is Wednesday, July 31. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted the following week. Enter at our website under “Contests.”

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CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN There are lots of new and exciting changes happening at the zoo! The recent Elephant Yard expansion allows the zoo’s resident pachyderms more space to explore, and in 2020, more changes are expected as a part of the “More Home to Roam” campaign. The new Roo Valley will be home to a 15,000-square-foot Kangaroo Walkabout, a Little Blue Penguin viewing area, an adventure ropes course for all abilities and a beer garden. The brand new Entry Village in 2020 will feature more family restrooms, a calming room and additional parking. Expect lots of new animals, too! • Masai Giraffes Tessa and Cece are expecting calves this summer and fall. • New flamingo chicks — and for those who love avian friends — the Eurasion eagle owl habitat, home to Archimedes and Minerva. • Painted Dog Valley in Africa has welcomed a rambunctious new pack of pups; there are five new females and five new males on exhibit.

< OHIO BLUE MANATEE LITERACY PROJECT AND BOOKSTORE re-opened in April with a new name and mission: to strive to make an impact on local children with a 1:1 donation model. For every book purchased, a book is donated to an at-risk Cincinnati child. The bookstore continues to offer story times and author visits. Call 513-257-0774 or visit bluemanatee.org ... CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM is bursting with creativity and innovation! No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man features unique, beautiful works of art like monster cars, transforming, illuminating mushrooms and more

through Sept. 2. Currently on exhibit is Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style (through Sept. 15). Treasures of the Spanish World opens Oct. 25 and continues through Jan. 19, 2020. Also in the works is Art Climb, a brand new project aiming for completion by the end of the year. This initiative will connect the community to the arts with a new staircase from Gilbert Avenue right up to the Art Museum’s front entrance. Call 513-721-2787 or visit cincinnatiartmuseum. org ... After years of necessary structural restorations and exhibit hall closings, local families are overjoyed to get back into the Natural History & Science and History Museum at CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER. With

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The Masai giraffe family at the Cincinnati Zoo is growing as new babies are expected to arrive soon! Photo by Lisa Hubbard.

classic favorites like Cincinnati in Motion, The Caves and OMNIMAX reopening, new dining options, the return of special events like 1940s Day (Aug. 10) and the addition of an amazing special exhibit Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs (through August 18) there are now more reasons to visit the CMC! Call 513-2877000 or visit cincymuseum. org ... Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a trip to the CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY. This historic local landmark hosts a celebratory, out-of-this-world family event on July 20 from 1 - 4 p.m. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, rocket launches, face painting, moon rock displays, astronaut food

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tasting, a moon selfie station, sun viewings and more for $15 per person, $12 per observatory members. Tour the building, explore the galaxy with telescopes and enjoy more STEM learning year-round. Visit the observatory website for calendar details. Call 513-321-5186 to register for the Anniversary Celebration or visit cincinnatiobservatory.org ... CONEY ISLAND has a new attraction open this summer called Cannonball Cove. Swimmers can take turns diving, jumping and cannonballing from one of three diving boards — the highest of which is nine feet in the air! Head back to Coney on Sept. 21 for Fire Up the Night — the only (please turn the page)

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ALL THAT’S NEW! (cont.) international fireworks competition in the U.S. featuring a spectacular show by Rozzi’s! Call 513-2328230 or visit coneyislandpark. com ... ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION has a brand new permanent exhibit, Marbles. This display features shapes, sizes and types of marbles, history and trivia information about everything marbles! Call 513-898-8000 or visit entertrainmentjunction.com ... North Cincy just got more “fly” with the grand opening of IFLY, located at 7689 Warehouse Row in Liberty Township. Ages 3 and older can experience indoor skydiving in a wind tunnel with the help of an experienced instructor. Call 513-901-4359 or visit iflyworld.com/cincinnati. ... GRAETER’S has a sweet new playroom in its Cherry Grove location, located at 8533 Beechmont Ave. Kids can enjoy a tasty sundae, then climb up and slide down a decadently themed indoor climber. Call 513-4745636 or visit graeters.com ... Head to The Dungeon, a new, basement play area at KING

ARTHUR’S COURT. The area even includes a zip line! Browse through aisles of toys upstairs then head downstairs for a romp! Call 513-531-4600 or visit kingarthurstoys.

com ... Adventure-seekers are happily screaming approval for all of the upgrades at KING’S ISLAND. International Street is revamped with freshly painted storefronts, more fountain geysers with lights and more! Visit visitkingsisland. com ... Stroll along new shops of all sorts at ROOKWOOD COMMONS & PAVILION; sweet tooths will love the new bean-to-bar Maverick Chocolate storefront. Stressed? Stop by Bath & Body Works to browse relaxing products, then find a comfy, fashionable new ensemble at Soft Surroundings, or some new fitness gear from Athleta. Shopping can work up an appetite, and the new BJ’s Brewhouse offers a huge menu for rumbling tummies and lots of kid-friendly options. Call 513-216-5500 or visit shoprookwood.com ... This year marks a monumental milestone for THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CINCINNATI — 100 seasons! Check out one of their 2019-20 productions; see “On Stages” in “Things to Do” on page 26 to learn about “The Power of A Child” lineup. Call 513-569-

8080 or visit thechildrenstheatre. com ... The Banks has a new adventure destination — THE ESCAPE GAME, located at 28 West Freedom Way, Ste. 300. In 60 minutes or less, two to eight players have a chance to crack the code and escape. Games get minds working and hearts racing in an attempt to beat the clock. A new family-friendly theme called “Playground” will debut later this year. Call 513-440-4332 or visit theescapegame.com/cincinnati.

KENTUCKY Kentucky moms have a new opportunity for self-pampering. BECOMING MOM SPA’S new location in Florence is located at 7715 Mall Road. It offers signature services like elective ultrasounds, prenatal and postnatal massages, facials and more. Call 859-594-9090 or visit becomingmomspa.com ... Now through Sept. 1, BEHRINGERCRAWFORD MUSEUM offers free admission to military families (up to five family members) through the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families Blue Star Museum initiative. Call 859-491-4003 or visit bcmuseum. org ... BIG BONE LICK STATE PARK is hosting fun and educational events this year. Northern Kentucky University will be on-site July 12 and Aug. 9 for Sky Observations; enjoy solar viewings at 12:30 p.m. and night sky viewings at 9:30 p.m. The

37th Annual Salt Festival is Oct. 18 - 20. For only $5 admission (ages 5 and younger are free). Call 859-384-3522 or visit parks. ky.gov/parks/historicsites/bigbone-lick ... GAMEWORKS at Newport on the Levee has a new feature attraction. With 20 brand new Alienware Gaming PC’s, The eSports Lounge gives gamers the chance to compete nationally for huge prizes. Fifteen console gaming options and more than 100 game options insure there’s a game for everyone. Call 859581-7529 or visit gameworks. com/location/newport ... Let the kids burn up some energy by bouncing, climbing and sliding on inflatables at JUMP! ZONE FLORENCE. This location is under new management with upgrades including more seating for parents, gross motor sensory activities, two huge new inflatables coming this summer, an upgraded toddler area, family game nights and much more. Call 859-2835867 or visit jumpzoneparty. com ... Step into a whole new reality, a virtual reality: MAGIC REALMS VR, located at 90 Alexandria Pike in Fort Thomas. Gamers have the chance to play in a variety of worlds and interact with items around them by wearing a head mounted display. Birthday packages are available at this new attraction for an immersive and celebratory gaming experience with friends. Call 859360-6799 or visit magicrealmsvr. com.

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Make underwater discoveries at Newport Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Freshwater Falls. Featuring 13 unique fish tanks and rippling waterfalls, the Aquarium also has a baby epaulette shark (just right for #Sharksummer through July 21). This fall, Mermaids return to the aquarium (Sept. 27 - Oct. 13) and Scuba Santa visits to see who’s been naughty or nice this winter (Nov. 29 Dec. 31). Call 1-800-406-3474 or visit newportaquarium.com.

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he time is nearing when you’ll go back to work, and you need childcare for your baby. It’s an emotional decision and one not to be made lightly. To get your child into some of the most popular programs, your search should begin during pregnancy, but if you’re just starting out, begin by pinpointing the type of care you need. “Simply by knowing what kind of schedule is needed on a weekly or monthly basis makes a world of difference,” says Lauren Hardy, Owner of Sitting Made Simple Cincinnati. Determine if you need part- or full-time care, because child care is a giant expense and that will make a big difference to your monthly budget.

WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD? Know your numbers when you start looking for care so you can comparison shop based on what you can afford. You may believe that the dynamics of group day care will be best for your child or you may decide to pay top dollar for a nanny to care for your baby only. Costs vary by the age of your child, the maintenance required and the number of children in care, according to care.com. Also know that while costs can be relatively high,

it’s not necessarily true that high cost means best care.

QUALITY CARE The “quality” of your child’s care boils down to who directly cares for him. Regardless of what type of care you choose; i.e. in-home group care, part- or full-time child care or a nanny, you need to feel OK about your care providers first, and work to form a strong relationship with them. Identify a good care center by its director and the number of years it has been in business; its up-to-date credentials; clear rules and regulations; firm operating policies; and pickup and drop-off times. A great care situation has all of that plus longtime caregivers who keep up with current training and early childcare research.

THE SEARCH Word-of-mouth is your most powerful resource during your hunt for care. Ask friends and family; ask your OB-GYN; ask at your church and review the resources here in “The Everything Lists.” Good luck! — Amand Hayward

Chai Tots 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason 513-234-0600 | chaitots.com Chai Tots Early Childhood Center is a community school, serving the entire community in the Mason/Deerfield/West Chester area. It is the first Jewish Montessori school in Ohio and offers infant care, toddler and preschool programs, and Kindergarten. Ages 6 weeks - 6 years. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) childcareaware.org/state/ohio childcareaware.org/state/kentucky Child care resources for families and more. CincyNanny cincynanny.com Offers nanny services and long term care. Ohio Dept. of Education Early Care childcaresearch.ohio.gov Offers an online search for early childhood care and more. Kiddie Academy of Mason 6202 Snider Road Mason | 513-234-0699 8178 Highland Point West Chester | 513-847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/mason Days filled with learning and fun are the foundation of our academy’s Life Essentials® educational philosophy. We make this foundation part of every facet of our school, from fun activities to the hot nutritious meals we provide every day. We maintain this environment to foster wellbeing and creativity in every child. Accredited by the NAEYC.

MORE RESOURCES Find a helpful “Child Care Check List” plus a sample “Director Interview” online at cincinnatifamilymagazine.com (please turn the page)

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CHILD’S PLAY Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org Located in Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. Celebrate art by engaging your family in hands-on art activities, programs, gallery visits and more. Open Tue - Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free general admission and free parking. EnterTRAINment Junction 7379 Squire Court, West Chester 513-898-8000 entertrainmentjunction.com Marvel at the world’s largest indoor train display, climb and bounce in a spectacular children’s play area, discover our imaginative railroading museum, engineer your own locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car or ride our narrowgauge train ride, and enjoy the greatest funhouse on earth. Book your birthday party with us! MetroParks of Butler County 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton 513-867-5835 yourmetroparks.net MetroParks preserves more than 5,000 acres of greenspace to explore. Eleven parks are open daily from 8 a.m. until dark to maximize public access to natural surroundings that include fascinating plant and animal habitats. Play structures, creeks, rivers, ponds, trail systems, fun programs, and reservable facilities. Puzzle Pieces 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 513-583-1874 | puzzlepiecesllc.com An autism and special needs one-stop-shop. A place where families can go and shop without fear of judgement in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We also have a full-sized sensory room to be enjoyed while you are here and offer sensory room design for your location.

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CHILD-FRIENDLY PARKS WEST FORK PARK 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati A handicap accessible park built for sensorysensitive children. JULIF’S PARK 8249 Clough Pike, Cincinnati The 26-acre park has a tricycle track, pretend gas pumps, a wet playground and more. HOME OF THE BRAVE PARK 11605 Lebanon Road Tiny tots can run around in the wet and dry playland. WOODLAND MOUND 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati Paved trails for strolling, plus Parky’s Wetland Adventure playground. TOWER PARK 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Large shelter areas and a playground perfect for babies, tots and older kids.

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CREATIVE PLAY, ETC. CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford Share nature with your babe by registering for one of the upcoming fall programs. CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati Eight educational-themed play areas, kids’ programming and more. TAFT MUSEUM OF ART 316 Pike St., Cincinnati Activities, animal encounters and 3rd Sunday Fundays. Also, Taft Jr. for ages 3 - 5. RED BALLOON CAFÉ AND PLAY 6200 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati Open-ended play for ages 1 - 6 plus programming like Zumbini, Yoga Tots and more. TOTTER’S OTTERVILLE 4314 Boron Drive, Covington A new sensory area, open space for creative, pretend play, plus a baby room for the littlest explorers. CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL 8 E. Mehring Way, Cincinnati Ride the merry-go-round and get soaked on the splash pad. — Amanda Hayward

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CLASSES / EDUCATION ArtsConnect Kids and Teen Classes 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati 513-522-2108 | the artsconnect.us ArtsConnect is proud to bring kids and teen art classes to you. Classes range from Pint-Size Picassos for ages 4 - 6, to Teen Woodshop for ages 13 - 16. Private partner music lessons for ages 7 and older are offered in piano and all band instruments. Classes located at the Springfield Township Community Art Center.

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our little one’s formal academic launching is all about preparation, and preschools vary on what they expect of incoming children. There are several steps you can take to improve your child’s preschool start, says Angie McDonald of 4C for Children, a local childcare referral service (preschools, too). “The best thing parents can do is be ready for children to get messy!” says McDonald. “That’s how they problem-solve and learn.” She adds that Ohio has developed what are known as Early Learning and Development Standards (education.ohio.gov), markers of a child’s social/emotional, cognitive, language/literacy, and gross/fine motor skill abilities. There is also attention paid to “Approaches Toward Learning,” which looks at a child’s attitude toward learning, initiative, curiosity, level of attention and motivation to try new experiences. Preschool programs can use these standards as a guideline for what children will accomplish during their time with their program. When researching preschools, McDonald advises parents to look for Ohio’s Step Up to Quality program, and Kentucky’s All STARS program. Both provide rating systems for preschool programs and programs participate voluntarily. Completion of certain milestones,

like a low student-to-teacher ratio, gives the school a higher rating. Learn more about each program at stepuptoquality.org or kentuckyallstars.ky.gov. Preschool readiness and success will really come down to finding the program that best suits your family’s needs. McDonald suggests touring and observing programs, and bringing your future preschooler with you to see how he reacts to the environment and the teachers. Be sure to interview with the school, too. Some of the things programs look for in your child when they assess them include: • Independence: kids taking on tasks for themselves (like putting on a coat or setting a table at lunch time). • Control: Children doing things in an orderly way and cleaning up afterward. • Concentration: Attending to a task until completion. • Order: Being able to recognize a beginning, middle and an end to tasks and projects, and completing the order of tasks. (This comes in handy as students progress to multi-step lessons.) — Susan Day

Brain Balance Center of Cincinnati 12084 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 513-257-0705 | brainbalancecenters.com At Brain Balance, we understand that every child is unique and faces specific challenges. To help your child reach their goals, Brain Balance Achievement Center of Cincinnati will develop an individualized plan based on the results of their personal assessment. Great Oaks Career Campuses 110 Great Oaks Drive, Cincinnati 513-771-8840 | greatoaks.com Students prepare for college and a career at a Great Oaks Career Campus – Diamond Oaks in Dent, Laurel Oaks in Wilmington, Live Oaks in Milford or Scarlet Oaks in Sharonville. Professional certification from healthcare to hightech manufacturing to culinary arts, agriculture, cosmetology and more. 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, preprofessional ballet, pre-dance combos and adult classes. We offer summer and mini-camps! The Red Balloon Play and Café 6200 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge 513-620-8328 | redballooncafe.com Classes, events, parties and a play café. Visit our Facebook page for our monthly calendar. West Chester Academy 8107 Market Place Drive West Chester | 513-829-2345 westchesteracademy.com Preschool through school-aged children can find their niche at West Chester Academy. Offering music for all instruments and voice, competitive and instructional dance, gymnastics, acting and more, WCA makes it convenient for families that want a variety of classes. Call today to schedule a personalized tour. (please turn to page 17)

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FAMILY FITNESS FUN British Swim School Tricounty 513-445-3600 britishswimschool.com/tricounty British Swim School (BSS) is a premier water survival and swim lessons program offering private and group lessons for children, adults and special ability students. BSS is a year-round indoor program focusing on each student’s individual skill development. Safe and happy swimmers are our mission!

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES YMCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI | myy.org Swim lessons, fitness programs and activities for all ages. Locations in Cincinnati and Kentucky. SILVERLAKE THE FITNESS PLACE 301 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger silverlakefamily.com Trampoline park, a ropes course, Duckpin bowling,a toddler area, swimming and more. CINCINNATI SPORTS CLUB 3950 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati cincinnatisportsclub.com Kids’ skill-building classes, dance lessons, parties and active family time. BEECH ACRES PARK RECPLEX 6915 Beechmont Ave. andersonparks.com Little Kickers, Little Sluggers, Mini Kicks and Mini Sluggers. Summer activities, too. HAPPYFEET NORTHERN KENTUCKY 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence nkyhappyfeet.com Soccer and motor development for ages 2 - 6. Learning through activities and songs.

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, preprofessional ballet, pre-dance combos and adult classes. We offer summer and mini-camps!

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Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati 513-761-7500 | mayersonjcc.org With an expansive fitness center, respected early childhood school, award-winning senior center, top arts and cultural events, and classes for every age, the JCC enriches, connects and inspires more than 27,000 visitors each month.

WASHINGTON PARK WORKOUT ON THE GREEN washingtonpark.org Yoga, dance and Turbokick on the Civic Lawn in front of the stage through summer and fall.

The Red Balloon Play and Café 6200 Montgomery Road Pleasant Ridge 513-620-8328 | redballooncafe.com Classes, events, parties and a play café. Visit our Facebook page for our monthly calendar.

SUMMIT PARK FREE FITNESS summitparkblueash.com Yoga, Zumba, HIIT and CrossFit offerings all through summer to early fall.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Multiple Locations 513.362.2884 | myy.org The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is committed to building stronger communities, helping people achieve goals, meet new friends and find a true sense of belonging. Everyone is welcome here. From fitness facilities to swimming pools to volunteerism, the Y is a nonprofit like no other.

MERCY HEALTH PLEX mercyhealthplex.com KidsFit programs for ages 3 - 12 and a variety of fitness classes for parents.

SMALE MIND & BODY AT SMALE PARK facebook.com/events/635295520275479 Free yoga on the green; the P&G Go Vibrantscape for dance and play; fitness. GREAT PARKS OUTDOOR FITNESS & YOGA SERIES greatparks.org Outside yoga through August at Winton Woods Harbor Amphitheater; hiking trails. DEVOU PARK YOGA FIT WITH ROOTED YOGA facebook.com/events/995569063966920 Free yoga classes through July 27 at Devou Park Band Shell, Covington. — Amanda Hayward

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FUN ATTRACTIONS Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org Located in Eden Park, the CAM features a diverse collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. Celebrate art by engaging your family in hands-on art activities, programs, gallery visits and more. Open Tue - Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free general admission and free parking.

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nly last summer, the American Time Use Survey released by the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that in 2017, Americans spent more time watching TV than anything else. Meanwhile, socializing and visiting with friends consumed only about 40 minutes out of 1,440 minutes per day! If the families that play together, stay together, then it’s definitely time to get out of the house more often as a group. “Spending time together as a family takes planning, but it’s a good investment,” says Shannon Philpott-Sanders in her book ScreenFree Fun: 400 Activities for the Whole Family (Adams Media; 2018). “It doesn’t have to be complicated — with a little bit of effort, you can turn bonding time into a lifetime of funny, sweet stories and lasting memories.” Here’s tips for making it happen: • Take the Time to Plan Think things through before heading out. Remember your needed essentials. • Lower Expectations Don’t overdo! One hour at a museum with little ones may be enough before snack and a nap is required! • Just go! Activities with kids don’t need to be complicated. Plan, map and go!

HEALTH Dentists & Orthodontists Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker Orthodontists 7242 Tylers Corner, Ste. A, West Chester 513-777-7060 westchesterorthodontists.com Board-certified orthodontists provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art orthodontic care to our adult, teen and child patients. We offer traditional braces, clear aligners and ceramic brackets as well as several orthodontic appliances. We have two convenient locations in West Chester and Blue Ash with convenient appointments available.

Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiparks.com You’d have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert — or you could come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. A new unique floral showcase is presented each season and family-friendly special events year round.

Union Pediatric Dentistry 2012 Callie Way #202, Union, KY 859-384-6050 | grandslamsmiles.com Specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a child-friendly environment. As pediatric dentists, we focus on preventative care to help each child gain a healthy smile to last a lifetime. We serve infants, children and teens in Union, Florence, Hebron and Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana and the greater Cincinnati area.

Cincinnati Parks Carol Ann’s Carousel 8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati 513-381-3756 | cincinnatiparks.com Come and take a ride on one of 44 whimsical Cincinnati-themed characters that make up Cincinnati Parks’ Carol Ann’s Carousel. Features include original artwork with panels depicting animal characters playing in one of the many beautiful Cincinnati parks. Come join us. Building better lives and a better community.

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EnterTRAINment Junction 7379 Squire Court, West Chester 513-898-8000 | entertrainmentjunction.com Marvel at the world’s largest indoor train display, climb and bounce in a spectacular children’s play area, discover our imaginative railroading museum, engineer your own locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car or ride our narrowgauge train ride and enjoy the greatest funhouse on Earth. Book your birthday party with us!

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Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati 513-241-0343 | taftmuseum.org Cincinnati’s home for art and an oasis in downtown Cincinnati. The third Sunday of each month is 3rd Sunday Funday and admission is free for everyone. Check out our website for details.

Cincinnati Parks Multiple Locations cincinnatiparks.com | #Cincyparks Creating better lives and communities with nature preserves, neighborhood parks, 55 miles of hiking trails and unique features like world-class riverfront park conservatory, arboretums, spray grounds, playgrounds, disc golf, tennis, volleyball, reservable event spaces and even a carousel. Visit our website for a full listing of amenities and locations.

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MetroParks of Butler County 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton 513-867-5835 | yourmetroparks.net MetroParks preserves more than 5,000 acres of greenspace to explore. Eleven parks are open daily from 8 a.m. until dark to maximize public access to natural surroundings that include fascinating plant and animal habitats. Play structures, creeks, rivers, ponds, trail systems, fun programs and reservable facilities. Make MetroParks your “go-to” parks!

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Wing Eyecare 16 Area Locations 888-274-9464 | wingeyecare.com Offering comprehensive eye exams for the whole family. We diagnose and treat many eye diseases and are the largest provider of the latest technology in contact lenses and digital optical lenses. Schedule your back-to-school exams today!

Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology Middletown; West Chester; Lebanon 888-424-0017 | hiltopobgyn.com For more than 30 years, we have provided our patients with the personal attention and trusted quality care they deserve. We understand the unique challenges facing women in each phase of life and provide care in the most sensitive way.


(Obstetrics/Gynecology, cont.) Kettering Health Network Women’s Health Multiple Locations ketteringhealth.org/womenshealth We provide local women access to care teams committed to disease prevention, obstetrics, gynecology, breast health, pelvic disorders and much more. With locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford the Kettering Health Network Women’s Health team makes it convenient for women to find the care they need.

FOR ALL BOYS & GIRLS GRADES K–5 Cub Scouts lets you adventure together, spend time as a family, and see your kid hold the biggest bass they’ve ever caught.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, Inc. 3050 Mack Road, Ste. 375, Fairfield 513-221-3800 | cincyobgyn.com We specialize in providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare for women of all ages. Services include obstetrics and gynecology, ultrasounds, contraception and genetic testing. Two locations — in Fairfield, next to Mercy Hospital, and in West Chester on the UC West Chester Hospital campus. Call for an appointment.

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Pediatrics Children’s Medical Center 331 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown 513-424-1856 | childrenscmc.com Serving the Middletown area for more than 70 years, our physicians see children for all of their development needs, from birth through 18 years of age. We welcome you to schedule a free prenatal visit to meet with one of our providers; hear more about our practice and receive a tour of our office. Milky Weigh Lactation, LLC 2365 Section Road, Cincinnati 513-999-6162 | milkyweighlactation.com I partner with mothers to make breastfeeding pain-free and comfortable so they can focus on enjoying their babies.

PARTIES Dave and Busters (two locations) 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale 513-671-5501 — and — 781 Heights Blvd., Florence 859-962-9800 | daveandbusters.com The BEST place for birthday parties, family fun and corporate events! Great food, fun and games all in one place. Lazer Kraze (two locations) 7082 Columbia Road, Mason 512-339-1030 — and — 1335 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger KY 859-371-5729 | lazercraze.com From kids to adults, Lazer Kraze has something for everyone. Multi-level out-of-this-world laser tag with electronic wizardry, high-flying trampoline fun, arcades and multi-player virtual reality (Mason location). Plus, the Time Freak — a thrilling race against time. Reserve open sessions or private sessions with just your group.

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(Parties cont.) 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 camps. Pump It Up West Chester 7724 Service Center Drive, West Chester 513-289-7867 | pumpitupparty.com At Pump It Up, our mission is to throw the best party on the planet! Our parties are 100% private from our two arenas full of giant inflatables to the party room, and we take care of everything from setup to clean up so you can enjoy the party. Summer camps available, too.

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ittle bodies change at a dizzying rate when kids are growing and their eyes are no exception. Eye problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-age kids and can result in damage if left untreated. So why do so many parents put off getting their children eye exams? In a recent survey by Yougov, a global public opinion and data company, only 50 percent of parents in the U.S. said they take their kids for annual eye exams. With school-age kids, some parents don’t schedule an eye exam until they hear their child complain about blurriness or headaches. But kids often wait a long time before saying anything and that means months can go by where he’s not able to read his assignments accurately and is generally struggling to keep up because of it. Before children are diagnosed with a vision problem, they may think the way they see is normal — they sometimes don’t know the difference between clear vision and the way they see things, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports. Here’s a schedule that you can work with to keep up with excellent eye care for your children:

NEWBORNS: Your pediatrician should examine your newborn’s eyes and perform a reflex test (basic indicator that Baby’s eyes are normal). If the baby is premature, an ophthalmologist should perform a comprehensive exam for signs of abnormalities, or if the family has a history of vision disorders in childhood. INFANT: A second screening for eye health should be done by a pediatrician or ophthalmologist at a well-child exam between 6 months and 1 year of age. PRESCHOOLERS: Between the ages of 3 and 3-and-a-half, your child’s vision and eye alignment should be assessed. BACK TO SCHOOL! In prepartion for school, or whenever a problem is suspected, your child’s eyes should be screened for visual acuity and alignment by your pediatrician. Nearsightedness is the most common refractive error in this age group and can be corrected with eyeglasses. If an alignment problem or other eye health issue is suspected, your pediatrician can refer you to an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam. — Susan Day

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Star Glazers 513-474-6364 | starglazers.com Paint pottery at your location. We bring all the supplies needed, then we take the pieces to our facility to glaze and fire them. Then we return them to you for distribution.

SHOPPING Once Upon A Child (10 Locations) onceuponachildcincydayton.com We buy and sell gently used kids’ stuff. Clothes, shoes, toys, books, baby gear and equipment. We pay cash on the spot, seven days a week, no appointment needed. Sell us what your little ones have outgrown and shop for what they need next. Recreations Outlet 885 Ohio 28, Milford 513-831-7383 | recreationsoutlet.com Whether you’re partying and playing at our outdoor showroom or entertaining your neighborhood in your backyard, we have you covered. In business for more than 30 years supplying quality wooden playsets, Springfree trampolines, PROformance Basketball hoops and Calderra hot tubs.

SUMMER CAMPS Camp Chabad 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati Kiddie Camp Facility: 7 560 Reinhold Drive, Cincinnati 513-731-5111 | campchabad.org Sports, nature, art, music, character growth, field trips, swimming lessons and more. Mix-andmatch to fit your schedule. Lunch and camp T-shirt included. ACA accredited. Kiddie Campers


enjoy Soccer Shots, music, pony rides, tiny tennis, gymnastics, story time, crafts, swimming lessons, and lunch. Camp Pump It Up at Pump It Up West Chester 7724 Service Center Drive, West Chester 513-289-7867 pumpitupparty.com/west-chester-oh Camp Pump It Up is offered several weeks each summer. Kids spend their day jumping, playing games, and creating art projects. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions offered. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati 513-569-8080 | thechildrenstheatre.com Join TCT for our one week long, themed summer camps! Sessions for ages 6 - 7 and ages 8 - 10 at our facility on Red Bank Road. Register online! Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for fun and creativity in the summer. Jump into art with eight weeks of exciting art projects, gallery games, and more! Explore a different theme each week with activities taught by skilled educators and museum staff. Designed for children ages 6 - 12. Cincinnati Ballet 1555 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati 513-562-1111 | cballet.org/academy Ages 4 - 8 explore a “Storybook Summer,” dancing their way through favorite tales including Sleeping Beauty; The Wizard of Oz; and The Little Mermaid. Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati 513-287-7000 | cincymuseum.org/summercamp Summer Museum Camps take school’s-out energy and turn it into new friends and new interests. Register now on our website. Cincinnati Parks’ Summer Nature Day Camps Multiple Park Locations | cincinnatiparks.com Voted Best Day Camp in 2018! We offer great value in education and outdoor fun for ages 3 - 14. Hikes, crafts, live animal encounters, active games and engaging hands on activities occur daily. Register on our website. Building better lives and a better community. Come join us! Circus Classes presented by My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus 859-581-7100 | mynoseturnsred.org Learn to juggle, climb silks, balance on the wire, unicycle, and roll in the German wheel! My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus provides a non-competitive, safe environment for students of all ages to be courageous, to set personal goals, to persevere, to work together, to be inspired, and to have fun. Great Parks of Hamilton County Summer Day Camps 513-521-7275 | greatparks.org Great Parks Day Camps, offered now through August, provides opportunities for children ages 2 - 17 to explore nature with hands-on activities and educational experiences that will last a lifetime. For details, visit our website.

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THE CHRIST HOSPITAL 2139 Auburn Ave. 513-585-2000 thechristhospital.com

FORT HAMILTON HOSPITAL 630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton 513-867-2000 ketteringhealth.org

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL 375 Dixmyth Ave. 513-862-1400 trihealth.com/womens

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP BIRTHING CENTER 6939 Cox Road Liberty Township 513-585-2000 thechristhospital.com

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BABY BIRTHING BIRTHS PER YEAR

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Level II NICU Special Care

Private rooms, hydrotherapy, free sleep sack, gentle C-section, seven-day lactation support, nitrous oxide, 24-hour neonatologist, natural childbirth supported, childbirth prep and breastfeeding classes, wireless fetal monitoring, Baby Café – free breastfeeding support group, room-service style nutrition.

Level II Special Care Nursery (SCN)

The newly renovated Special Care Nursery with eight private rooms offers moms and babies around-the-clock access to neonatologists, specialized nurses and state-of-the-art equipment. The labor and delivery suites are spacious and private to accommodate Mom, Baby and a support person.

Level III NICU

A newly renovated and expanded triage unit with valet parking, bedside registration and concierge services. All-private rooms with spacious birthing suites and room-service style nutrition services’provide 24-hour in-house coverage for anesthesia, OB and neonatologist/Neonatal; provide Family-Centered Care and promote hydrotherapy and natural birthing options. Kanga­roo Care available for moms and babies without complications to promote bonding, temperature regulation and breastfeeding success. Provides 24-hour support by Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians. Specializes in patients with congenital or acquired heart disease with the Center for Maternal Cardiac Care; Magnet Hospital, received Perinatal Certification by the Joint Commission.

Level II Special Care

Single-room care in one of nine LDRP rooms with kitchenette; private, special care nursery rooms; two dedicated C-Section birthing rooms; gentle C-Section; the region’s only CSection viewing room allowing families to be in a room adjacent to the operating room and watch a planned C-section through a window with prior permission from the doctor; hydrotherapy and extra-large showers with seats for moms planning a natural childbirth; inpatient and outpatient lactation services; room-service style nutrition service; free sleep sack; childbirth prep and breastfeeding classes; wireless fetal monitoring; Baby Café – free breastfeeding support group.

Level II Special Care Nursery

24-hour in-house OB coverage; 24-hour in-house anesthesia coverage; baby friendly, neonatal nurse practitioner; 100% certification of labor nurses on electronic fetal monitoring; nitrous oxide for labor pain relief; natural birth friendly hospital; hydrotherapy for labor pain relief.


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MERCY HEALTH FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield 513-870-7000 • mercy.com

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MERCY HEALTH WEST HOSPITAL 3300 Mercy Health Blvd. 513-215-2030 • mercy.com

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LDR in the Family Birth Center and LDRP in the Natural Beginnings Birth Center

PREMIER HEALTH ATRIUM MEDICAL CENTER One Medical Center Drive, Middletown 513-424-2111 atriummedcenter.org/maternity

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Natural birth room; midwifery clinic; regular OB clinic; behavioral health specialist; private suites in the special care nursery.

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Offers rooming-in, so moms and babies are together; childbirth and family education classes; flexible birthing options, a variety of laboring and birthing aids; private and relaxing place for labor and birth; and post-delivery massage therapy. We also offer Natural Beginnings, the only natural birth center in the greater Cincinnati area.

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Beautiful birthing suites with your comfort in mind; high-risk patients cared for within unit; Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission; certified nurse midwives on staff; board certified lactation consultants on staff; certified clinical aromatherapists on staff.

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Family-centered care; private, spacious birthing suites; maternal fetal medicine specialists on-staff; OB Emergency Services available 24/7; Centering Pregnancy and Daddy Boot Camp programs provided; Perinatal Certified by The Joint Commission; baby-friendly designation by the World Health Organization.

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Level II-Neonatal: Facility provides specialty services for infants born at or beyond 32 weeks who have problems that are expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty care on an urgent basis. These units provide care for babies convalescing after intensive care.

Level III-Obstetric: A broad range of maternal-fetal services for normal patients and those in need of intensive care. Can handle deliveries for all gestational ages. Level III-Neonatal: Provides care for infants born less than 32 weeks or have complex medical conditions. These units have the means to provide life support for as long as needed.

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Level IV-Neonatal: Has capabilities of Level III units with additional functions and considerable experience in the care of the most complex and critically ill newborns. Pediatric medical and surgical specialty consultants are on site 24 hours per day. Can provide surgeries for complex conditions.

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mon 1 All this month, buy a duck and help feed local children for the 25th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta; thousands of ducks will be released on Labor Day weekend for a float down the Ohio River; buy one duck for $5, buy five ducks and get one free. All proceeds go to feeding hungry children; rubberduckregatta.org.

EGYPT: THE TIME OF PHARAOHS

Through August 18, Egyptologists of all ages learn about the daily life of Egyptians during the time of Pharaohs. Step back in time with more than 350 original artifacts (including some more than 4,500 years old), impressive scale models of cities and interactive hands-on components. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $19.50 adults, $17.50 seniors, $12.50 ages 3 - 12 and member adults, $8.50 member children; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE FIREFIGHTERS: YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SUPERHEROES

Meet a real-life superhero, and take a tour of a firetruck, up close and personal. An officer from the Anderson Fire & Rescue Department will be visiting patrons in the library parking lot. Anderson Branch, 7450 State Road, Cincinnati; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; 513-3696030 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

SHARK SUMMER DEAL AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Summer is for the sharks at Newport Aquarium. Through July 21, walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, see a baby shark (doo doo doo doo), watch a dive show, bravely conquer Shark Bridge and even pet sharks, too! Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 4 - 7 p.m.; one free child per paying adult from 4 - 7 p.m., Sun - Fri; 800-406-3474 or newportaquarium. com.

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Broadway in Cincinnati 513-621-2787 | cincinnatiarts.org Sep. 17 - 29: Come From Away Oct. 15 - 20: Jersey Boys Nov. 5 - 17: Mean Girls Dec. 3 - 15: Hello, Dolly! Jan. 8 - Feb. 2, 2020: Disney Presents The Lion King Feb. 11 - 23, 2020: Les Misérables Apr. 14 - 19, 2020: Jimmy Buffett’s: Escape Margaritaville May 12 - 24, 2020: Anastasia June 9 - 21, 2020: Jesus Christ Superstar Aug. 4 - 9, 2020: The Book of Mormon Cincinnati Ballet 513-621-5219 | cballet.org Sep. 12 - 22: The Kaplan New Works Series Oct. 25 - Nov. 3: The Wizard of Oz Dec. 19 - 29: The Nutcracker Feb. 13 - 16, 2020: Swan Lake March 19 - 21, 2020: Director’s Cut Apr. 23 - 25, 2020: Bold Moves March 28 - Apr. 5, 2020: Family Series: Snow White Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 513-421-3888 | cincyplay.com Sept. 7 - Oct. 6: Once On This Island Sept. 14 - Oct. 27: Alias Grace Oct. 19 - Nov. 16: The Lifespan of a Fact Nov. 9 - Jan. 5, 2020: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands Nov. 27 - Dec. 29: A Christmas Carol Jan. 18 - Feb. 16, 2020: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Feb. 1 - March 8, 2020: Americus Feb. 29 - March. 28, 2020: Destiny of Desire March. 21 - Apr. 26, 2020: Actually Apr. 11 - May 9, 2020: Murder on the Orient Express May 9 - Jun. 21, 2020: Becoming Dr. Ruth Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 513-381-3300 | cincinnatisymphony.org July 4: Red, White and Boom Sep. 6 - 8: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Sep. 13 - 15: Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry Oct. 4 - 6: America’s Wonders in 3D Nov. 17: Totally 80s Dec. 13 - 15: Holiday Pops featuring Megan Hilty Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve at Musical Hall: Frank and Ella

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Jan. 3 - 5, 2020: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2020: Orchestral Spectacular: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Feb. 18, 2020: Ledisi: Let Love Rule March 7 - 8, 2020: The Cincinnati Sound: An American Musical Legacy Apr. 14, 2020: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers May 1 - 3, 2020: Dreamworks Animation in Concert Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 513-381-2273 | cincyshakes.com Jul. 19 - Aug. 4: Miss Holmes Sep. 6 - 28: August: Osage County Oct. 11 - Nov. 2: Titus Andronicus Nov. 15 - Dec. 7: The Merry Wives of Windsor Dec. 13 - 29: Every Christmas Story Ever Told Jan. 24 - Feb. 15, 2020: All the Way Feb. 28 - March 28, 2020: Pride and Prejudice Apr. 10 - May 9, 2020: Hamlet May 22 - Jun. 14, 2020: Book of Will Ensemble Theatre 513-421-3555 | ensemblecincinnati.org Aug. 31 - Sep. 28: Fun Home Dec. 4 - Jan. 4, 2020: The Frog Princess Jan. 18 - Feb. 15, 2020: Fortune March 7 - Apr. 4, 2020: Pipeline Apr. 18 - May 16, 2020: Photograph 51 May 30 - Jun. 27, 2020: 20th Century Blues The Carnegie Theatre 859-491-2030 | thecarnegie.com Aug. 10 - 25: Green Day’s American Idiot Nov. 2 - 17: Proof Jan. 11 - 26, 2020: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 21 - April 5, 2020: End of the Rainbow The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 513-569-8080 | thechildrenstheatre.com Oct. 12 - 13, 19 - 20: Casper The Friendly Musical Dec. 7 - 8, 13 - 15: A Charlie Brown Christmas Feb. 29 - March 1, 2020; March 6 - 8, 2020: Annie Jr. Apr. 25 - 26, 2020; May 1 - 3, 2020: Matilda: The Musical EDITOR’S NOTE: Schedules DO and CAN change. In the event of a change, we will announce it on social media via our Facebook Page. Be sure to follow us (@CincinnatiFamily)!


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Kids can enjoy the giant play structure, creative play stations and also bounce and slide down several inflatables. Mondays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m. in July. Pogo Play, 10870 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati; $10.50 ages 3 and older, $4.50 ages 2 and younger; 513-4325593 or gopogoplay.com.

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Discover, experiment and create; from poetry to pottery, take a glimpse at nature’s artists, architects and engineers. Glenwood Gardens, Highfield Discovery Center, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 10:45 a.m.; program included with Highfield admission ($5); a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-771-8733 or greatparks.org.

FREE KIMONO: REFASHIONING CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Discover kimonos from various eras, made by designers like Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin, John Galliano and more. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; 513369-2954 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

TWILIGHT TUESDAYS

Embark on a dusk zoo adventure — the zoo offers extended hours Tuesdays in July. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 5 - 8 p.m.; enjoy half-price admission at 5 p.m., members get in free; 513-2814700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

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FREE CIRCUS STUNT SHOW

July 3 and 4, acrobats wow audiences with aerial feats on the Wheel of Wow, through chair stacking and more. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 12 p.m.; free shows occur throughout the day; see website for Sunlite Pool and Classic Ride pricing; 513-232-8230 or coneyislandpark.com.

FREE HUMP DAY CONCERT SERIES

Gather up the family and head to the park to wind down with live music. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid

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FREE KID-FRIENDLY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Soak up summer and enjoy a kidfriendly, live concert on Wednesday mornings through July. Deerfield Towne Center, 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason; 10 - 11 a.m.; 513-770-0273 or deerfieldtownecenter.com.

LAROSA’S BALLOON GLOW

Bring the family to the 20th annual Larosa’s Balloon Glow to discover a night sky full of dazzling, colorful hot air balloons. End the evening with a firework show. Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 6 p.m.; parking is $10 after 2 p.m., $15 after 5 p.m.; 513232-8230 or coneyislandpark.com.

FREE POP-UP PLAY AT WASHINGTON PARK

Join Main Library staff at Washington Park a variety of family-friendly activities every Wednesday in July. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati; 1 - 3 p.m.; 513-369-6900 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS

Keep the family moving and grooving with 11 weeks of spirited concerts along with good food and free hands-on art making activities for the kids. Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati; 7 - 9 p.m.; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

thu 4 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

4TH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA

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FREE 54TH ANNUAL AULT PARK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Head to the park for concessions, a children’s parade, live music by Bad Habit and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m. Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; aultparkac.org.

FREE CITY OF FORT THOMAS INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES

Enjoy a parade in the morning at 10:30 a.m., then head to Tower Park in the evening for games, food and drink, live music and fireworks. Tower Park, 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; ftthomas.org.

FREE FORT MITCHELL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Honor hometown history, and join a fun parade to celebrate Independence Day. Orphanage and Beechwood Roads, Fort Mitchell; 12:30 p.m.; fortmitchell. com.

FREE FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL

The Sisters of Notre Dame host their annual festival full of raffles, food, games and more. Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Hwy., Covington; 1 - 6 p.m.; sndky.org.

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Stricker’s Grove is only open to the public four times a year and July 4th is one of those days. Enjoy free admission to the park and a fireworks show to end the night with a bang. Stricker’s Grove, 11490 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 3 - 11 p.m.; parking is $5 - $8, rides require tickets or arm bands; 513-738-3366 or strickersgrove. com.

FREE JULY 4TH IN WYOMING

Enjoy a parade, free swimming at the Family Aquatic Center for residents and The Muddy Pig run at North Park. The fun continues with inflatables, live music and a Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. at Oak Park. Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; 10 a.m. 10 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

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FREE RED WHITE & BLUE ASH

Enjoy a concert by Kansas, food and drinks, family fun and a fireworks show. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 4 - 10:30 p.m.; blueash.com.

RED, WHITE AND BOOM

Celebrate our country with a patriotic performance by JMR and the Cincinnati Pops. Visit the Family Fun Zone before the show, then stick around once the show concludes for a Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; $15 adults, $5 active and retired military, free lawn seats for ages 17 and younger. Red, White and Boom tickets include free rides on Coney Island’s Classic Rides on July 4 (must show concert ticket); 513381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

FREE SUMMER MUSIC ON THE LEVEE

Gather the family and head to Newport on the Levee for a free concert on Thursday evenings (through Sept. 5). Newport Aquarium is also on-site to sell nautically-themed cocktails, and Braxton Brewing Co. has their tasty hard-seltzer, Vive, available; see website for lineup; Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 7 - 10 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or newportonthelevee.com.

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FREE FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS: RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Participate in a patriotic program by celebrating with nature. Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; registration recommended, walk-ups welcome; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE LIVE AT LUNCH: PIANO ON SHORT VINE

Fridays through Aug. 9, pack a picnic and enjoy a free lunchtime piano performance. Short Vine Square, 2717 Short Vine St., Cincinnati; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

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sat 6 JUPITER NIGHTS

Learn all about Jupiter’s blustery hurricanes, shrinking red spot, 79 moons and more. View Jupiter’s cloud tops and four of the largest moons through the historic Observatory telescope. This program is available July 6 and 13. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati; 9 - 11 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children, $5 members; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

FREE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD SNACKS

Learn how to make healthy snacks with a space theme. Newport Branch, CCPL, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 859-572-5035 or cc-pl.org.

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FREE HYDE PARK FARMERS’ MARKET

Browse local food, flowers and more with live music the whole family can enjoy; Sundays through Oct. 27. Hyde Park Square, 2700 Erie Ave., Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: WATER IS LIFE

Learn about the importance of water; focus on water’s importance at the farm through hands-on activities, a craft and even enjoy a snack. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE WINTER IN JULY

Kids can make a cool craft, play with snow and stroll through a green screen winter scene during this library program. Scheben Branch, BCPL, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl. org.

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FREE AFRICAN PENGUINS

Meet a live African penguin from Newport Aquarium: WAVE Foundation. Learn about penguins’ lives and their habitat in the wild. Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Cincinnati; 1 - 2 p.m.; 513-369-6029 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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FIND JULY EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. FREE WAVE FOUNDATION PRESENTS PENGUINS

Meet a live African penguin from Newport Aquarium: WAVE Foundation. Learn about penguins’ lives and their habitat in the wild. Bond Hill Branch Library, 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati; 3 - 4 p.m.; 513-369-4445 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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FREE BATS!

Meet a native bat and learn about echolocation through a slide presentation, games, artifacts and more. Presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center. College Hill Branch Library, 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513369-6036 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE LEARN IT! GROW IT! EAT IT!

Have fun planting vegetables that will be used later in the summer or early fall to provide healthy snacks at the library. Kids can also help decorate the new vegetable gardens. North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-369-6068 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE NATURE ART & PLAY WEEK

Play nature-inspired games and make art, inspired by nature during this week designed to help nurture creativity. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE CHIPPIE’S SENSATIONAL SCIENCE LAB: ON TOUR IN THE PARKS

Join Chippie, BCM’s chipmunk mascot, at the park for science based experiments and fun. Goebel Park, 501 Philadelphia St., Covington; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 859491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT STORY TIME

Get moving and grooving with this interactive musical story time. Ages 2 5 develop a love of books, read and play with friends during this weekly program. Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore, 3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; 513-2570774 or bluemanatee.org.

FREE PLAY IN THE PARK

Celebrate the neighborhood, and enjoy live performances by Roger Klug and Souls of Orange. Kennedy Heights Park, 6037 Kennedy Ave., Cincinnati; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-357-2604 or cincinnatiparks. com.

FREE RISE & SHINE STORY TIME AT DEVOU

Rise and shine! Join the Covington Library Children’s Team at Devou Park Wednesdays in June and July (except for July 3) for stories, songs and playtime with friends during this special event co-sponsored by the Covington Department of Parks and Recreation. Beaden Shelter, Devou Park, 1171 Montague Road, Covington; 10 - 11 a.m.; 859-962-4077 or kentonlibrary. org.

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FREE ANIMALS IN OUR BACKYARD

Learn about the animals that live in local backyards from the Great Parks of Hamilton County. Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-369-6095 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE CREEKING IN THE PARKS

Join the MetroParks of Butler County and Butler Soil & Water Conservation District to discover creek critters and fun fossils found within local creeks. Indian Creek MetroPark Oxford-Reily Road Area (July 11); Elk Creek MetroPark Sebald Park Area (July 18); Governor Bebb MetroPark (July 25); 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: BATTY ABOUT BATS

Learn all about bats with hands-on activities, a craft and enjoy a snack. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE SMALE FAMILY FUN

Enjoy live music by the Kid Beat Band, play lawn games, meet naturalists from Cincinnati Parks’ Explore Nature, watch a magician, stilt walking balloon artist, juggler and more. Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Smale Park, 100 Theodore M. Berry Way, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-861-0023 or cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SAYA WOOLFALK ART

Learn about Saya Woolfalk, one of CAC’s new exhibit artists, then create artwork inspired by her style. Stick around after the program for kid-friendly yoga. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child, free for members; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FREE FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: POLLINATORS

Spend a fun day with the family learning all about local pollinators through games and crafts. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 10 11:30 a.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE EXPLORATION STATION: SOLAR SYSTEM

Use all five senses to explore solar system-themed sensory stations like water tables, discovery bottles and more. Newport Branch, CCPL, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 5 - 7 p.m.; 859-5725035 or cc-pl.org.

FREE KIDS’ STORY TIME

Bring the little ones to Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills for a wonderful kids’ story time (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). Joseph-Beth Booksellers Crestview Hills Location, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

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Head to Winton Harbor for the largest free outdoor environmental education event for kids in the Midwest. This unique opportunity encourages kids’ interest in the great outdoors and recreational activities. Visit with more than 50 exhibitors, enjoy fun activities and more. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

SENSORY SOLDIERS

Sensory preschoolers make discoveries with hands-on crafts and activities; kiddos can also run their way through obstacle courses, bounce on large trampolines, explore open gym mats and more. 1 Cinchris Drive, Fairfield; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $10 for one child, $5 each additional child; 513-767-5994 or sensorysoldiers. org.

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Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 513-287-7000 | cincymuseum.org Three museums with hands-on learning activities to explore, OMNIMAX theatre and special exhibits. Newport Aquarium 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, Kentucky 800-406-3474 | newportaquarium.com Navigate through waterfalls, tunnels and bridges while learning all about fish, stingrays, sharks, turtles and more. Various touch tanks throughout are a real treat! Pogo Play 10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 513-432-5593 | gopogoplay.com Huge indoor play structure, creative play and building stations, toddler’s only zone. Recreations Outlet 885 OH-28, Milford, Ohio 513-831-7383 | recreationsoutlet.com Try before you buy! Children can climb, slide, swing and play on dozens of structures, test out basketball hoops and bounce on trampolines at this super fun showroom.

Learn all about the wonders of the sky with staff from Northern Kentucky University with a Solar Journey at 12:30 p.m. using a specialized telescope for viewing the sun, then come back at 9:30 p.m. for Tour the Stars and see galaxies, stars, planets and the moon. Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 12:30 p.m.; poor weather conditions results in event cancellation and make up days are the Saturday following the event date; call for confirmation; amelia.hulth@ky.gov, 859384-3522 or parks.ky.gov.

FREE THE ART OF CHARLEY HARPER IN QUILTS

Check out Charley Harper-inspired quilts crafted with a variety of techniques, presented by the River City Quilt Guild. This family-friendly exhibit runs July 11 21 (closed Mondays); hours vary, see website for details. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center at The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; rivercityquiltguild.com.

sat 13 DIG FOR BURIED TREASURE

Use a map to navigate around the Nature PlayScape to find and retrieve buried treasure. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 3 p.m.; program included in daily admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors 65+ and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, free for members and ages 3 and younger, $2 dogs); 513-8311711 or cincynature.org.

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FREE DISCOVERY DAY AT BIG BONE LICK

Make discoveries about the Ice Age, Native American culture and pioneer life through hands-on activities, demonstrations and crafts. Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 859-384-3522 or parks.ky.gov.

FREE HAMILTEA

Love Hamilton? Show your knowledge with trivia games, tea and more with this Broadway celebration. Erlanger Branch, KCPL, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 2 - 3 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE KSO 25TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER SERIES

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle down for a summer evening concert at the park. Devou Park Amphitheater, 1 Bandshell Blvd., Covington; 7:30 p.m.; donations encouraged; 859-431-6216 or kyso.org.

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Grab a towel, sunscreen and even a bike or ride along for this wonderful water festivity. Kids can drive through the Kiddie Car Wash and have a splashin’ good time. Main Library, BCPL, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington; 2 p.m.; 859342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE TOMAHAWK THROWING

Explore the historic landmarks at Shawnee Lookout, then try out the popular, fastgrowing sport of tomahawk throwing. Shawnee Lookout, Historic Cabin Area, 2008 Lawrenceburg, North Bend; 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-9410120 or greatparks.org.

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Young artists have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills on Mondays and Thursdays with a new theme each week. Cincinnati Museum Center: Duke Energy Children’s Museum, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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Stop by the Teen Scene to play video games and enjoy snacks. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington; 3:30 5:30 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

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Flip rocks and make discoveries as you explore the creek. Winton Woods, Spring Beauty Dell, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 1 - 3 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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AMC Newport on the Levee 20 1 Levee Way, Ste. 4100, Newport, Kentucky 859-261-6742 | amctheatres.com The lights are up and the sound is down; feel free to get up, walk, sing and dance during the movie. On the second and fourth Saturdays, AMC holds Sensory-Friendly Films — see website for titles and showtimes. Cincinnati Art Museum Autism Family Exploration & ASL Interpretation Tours 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org Check the CAM calendar for amazing accessibility programs. On Select Saturdays, visit the CAM before it opens to the public to explore sensory stations, and make some art with the new Autism Family Exploration program. July 20 is the next scheduled ASL Interpretation Tour, focusing on Japanese Art. Lazer Kraze 1335 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, Kentucky 859-371-5729 | lazerkraze.com The first Thursday of the month, players with special needs are invited to bring a friend for free. Puzzle Pieces 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 513-583-1874 | puzzlepiecesllc.com Shop without stress; this store offers a sensory-friendly environment where apologies are not needed. West Fork Park 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 513-574-8832 greentwp.org/parks-department/west-fork-park This mega-structure playground was designed specifically for children with autism in mind; there are many sensory experiences to be had at this colorful, beautiful park.

Blast off! Take a trip that is out-of-this-world, and learn all about space. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 3 - 3:30 p.m.; program included with membership or Discovery Pass admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

wed 17 MACY’S KIDS, CULTURES, CRITTERS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Make discoveries all day long at the zoo for only $1. Learn about different cultures at the International Village, enjoy live music and performances, create crafts and of course see lots and lots of critters, too. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $1 admission plus parking; 513281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

FREE WILD WETLANDS WEEK

Be wowed by the wild wetlands of Ohio with games, experiments, photo ops and animal demonstrations. Miami Whitewater Forest, Visitor Center, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; a craft is available for a small fee; 513-367-4774 or greatparks.org.

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FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Watch Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and enjoy a themed night of crafts, activities, snacks and more. Newport Branch, CCPL, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 859-5725035 or cc-pl.org.

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FREE LION KING PARTY

Celebrate the release of the new Lion King movie by watching the animated movie, making themed crafts and eating snacks that even Timon and Pumbaa would enjoy. Covington Branch, KCPL, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary. org.

FREE NATURE NIGHT: OHIO’S FURRY FRIENDS

Jump, skip, hop and crawl like an animal through an obstacle course and afterward, meet animal ambassadors. Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road, Cincinnati; 6:30 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: PIZZA PARTS

Learn all about the yummy ingredients in pizza that can go from the garden to the table during a visit to the farm. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: FOR THE BIRDS

Tweet, tweet! This Art Play celebrates all things birds in honor of the CAC’s Creatures exhibition. Kids build a nest helper, design a birdseed collage and paint tiny winged wonders. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden also stops by with some avian animal ambassadors. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 11:30 a.m.; $5 admission per child, free for members; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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Watch How to Train your Dragon after dark, at the park. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Cincinnati; 8:30 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

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Summer is all about fun in the sun, but when it gets too hot, take a break with some wild water activities. Join MetroParks of Butler County, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension for an exhilarating and hydrating afternoon. Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; registration encouraged, walkups welcome; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Love Pokémon? Play on the giant play structure, bounce on inflatables and get Pikachu (or other characters) face paint from Party Expressions for $4. Pogo Play, 10870 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; $10.50 ages 3 and older, $4.50 ages 2 and younger; 513432-5593 or gopogoplay.com.

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Cheer on some crazy cardboard contraptions as they race around the lake. Enjoy entertainment, vendors, children’s activities and more, too. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; free for spectators; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

HIGHLY IMPROVABLE COMEDY SHOW

Ages 13 and older can enjoy an exhilarating improv show featuring lots of fun games and audience suggestions by Cincinnati’s own, Highly Improvable. CCAC @ Short Vine, 2728 Short Vine St., Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; $10 at the door, $8 in advance; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the museum. Kids can make moon rocks and then test their impact with this cool, creative program. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 - 2:30 p.m.; program included with membership or Discovery Pass admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: VIVE LA FRANCE

Celebrate all things French during the Taft’s 3rd Sunday Funday, Vive La France. View the L’Affichomania exhibition, practice French at the Art Cart, make a photo craft and more. From 2 - 4 p.m. there will be a wandering mime from Cincinnati Circus; French macaron cooking demonstrations are at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

FREE COOL CRITTERS

Meet some “cool” four-legged critters at the library. Scheben Branch, BCPL, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: ABC’S

Through hands-on activities and a craft, learn about farm life while learning the letters of the alphabet; a snack will be provided. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

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FREE STORY TIME AT THE PARK

Midpointe Library System and Liberty Township join together to create a fun and educational opportunity for families. Story time at the park features 20-minute story times with visits from the “Library on Wheels” bookmobile on certain dates (see website for details). Dudley Memorial Park, 5700 Yankee Road, Liberty Township; 10 a.m.; 513-7597500 or liberty-township.com.

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Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org Tour the entire CAM to observe awesome art. Be sure to stop by the Rosenthal Education Center for some immersive activities and kid-friendly art projects. Contemporary Arts Center 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 513-345-8400 | contemporaryartscenter.org Take the elevator to the sixth floor and uncover the unique art of the UnMuseum. Mad Potter 6680 Tri Way Drive, Mason Hundreds of artwork to choose from, kids love creating their very own masterpiece. They can bring their friends along, too, and have a pottery birthday party! The Pottery Place thepotteryplacecincy.com Kids love making their own pottery or canvas creations here! Sign the littles up for the Preschool Story and Painting Time, and let them get their hands dirty and create a little masterpiece. Star Glazers 513-474-6364 | starglazers.com Turn any space into a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, Ohio 513-241-0343 | taftmuseum.org Browse the many masterpieces housed in this National Historic Landmark; and attend one of the free, family-friendly monthly 3rd Sunday Funday programs.


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Tuesdays and Thursdays, join the ManaTeam for a fun story time with friends. Blue Manatee Literacy Project Bookstore, 3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 4 - 4:30 p.m.; donations accepted; 513-257-0774 or bluemanatee.org.

CRAFTY TUESDAYS

Gather inspiration from nature and create a nature-themed craft to take home. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; program included in daily admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors 65+ and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, free for members and ages 3 and younger, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE FABLED FOREST WEEK

Families can enjoy forest-themed activities, games, an enchanted photo op and visits from live animals. A craft is available for a small fee. Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-367-4774 or greatparks.org.

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FREE CINCINNATI POPS IN THE PARK

After the sun sets, enjoy a perfect Pops concert in the park. Woodland Mound, Weston Amphitheater, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE WUMP MUCKET PUPPETS PRESENTS SPACE IS THE PLACE

Go on an intergalactic adventure at the library; join Wump Mucket Puppets and enjoy a tale of an alien princess on a journey to discover her superpowers. Monroe Branch, 1 Tennessee Ave., Monroe; 11 a.m.; midpointelibrary.org.

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Need some Christmas cheer to beat the summer heat? Stop by the Junction through July 31 to visit the North Pole and get a mid-year checkup with Santa. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire

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PARENTS PLAY FREE AT DART RUSH

Kids can bring their parents to Dart Rush for a rush of excitement. Each paying child ages 6 and older can bring one free parent for this fun and active bonding experience. Dart Rush, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 4 - 8 p.m.; $9 for one hour of arena time; 859-203-5370 or dartrush.com/cincinnati.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: ICE CREAM PARTY!

Celebrate all things sweet with this Art Play and make ice cream from scratch, construct ice cream sculptures, paint with yummy foam dough and work off your sugar rush with kid-friendly yoga after the program. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child, free for members; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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Plan a getaway without ever leaving the library. Families can “travel” to New York City, the Grand Canyon, Lexington and Benton Farms to meet the mini-horse. Walton Branch, BCPL, 21 S. Main St., Walton; 6:30 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

PRESCHOOL PLAYTIME

Learn and play with friends through activities designed to support the natural stages of development that take place during a child’s first five years. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; Tuesdays and Fridays 11 - 11:30 a.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: WEARABLE ART PARTY

Explore how bodies can be works of art during this Family Festival as you become a beautiful rainbow-covered canvas with kid-friendly body paint and colorful (washable) hair spray. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE PAINT WITH YOUR PUP

Bring the family pooch to the park to create a one-of-a-kind artwork and learn about some of Ohio’s wild canines while painting. Otto Armleder, Dog Park entrance, 5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati; 12 - 4 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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FREE ROCK & FOSSIL FEST

Gather rocks or fossils to show off or swap, then try hands-on games and activities. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 1 - 4 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

Hand-crank a special sweet snack to eat during this tasty Show and Tell on the Farm; then visit farm animals, create a craft and have lots of fun with friends. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

mon 29 ROCKIN’ TOTS

Toddlers 6 and younger can bounce and play the mornings away. This familyfriendly promotion is available Mon - Fri from 9 - 11 a.m., and Sat from 8 - 10 a.m. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave., Groesbeck; 9 - 11 a.m.; $12 for 2 hours of jump time, each additional child $3, each additional parent $9; 513-449-2968 or rockinjump.com/cincinnati.

FREE SUMMER YOGA SERIES

Relax and unwind as you learn yoga with instructor Larita Hayden. Reading Branch, 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 2 - 3 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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tue 30 DART RUSH ALL YOU CAN PLAY TUESDAYS

Have a blast at Dart Rush with all you can play Tuesdays. Ages 6 and older can enjoy up to four hours of dart war battles. Dart Rush, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 4 - 8 p.m.; $15 for four hours; $20 for hours plus blaster rental; 859203-5370 or dartrush.com/cincinnati.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Be one with nature; preschoolers can hear songs and enjoy nature-themed books during this unique outdoor story time. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; program included in daily admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors 65+ and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, free for members and ages 3 and younger, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

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FREE HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with trivia, wand making, snacks and more; costumes are encouraged. Covington Branch, KCPL, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 2 - 4 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE PLAY IN THE PARK

Feel summer vibes with a performance by The Sunburners and a visit from the WAVE Foundation. Kennedy Heights Park, 6037 Kennedy Ave., Cincinnati; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-357-2604 or cincinnatiparks.com.

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