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FEATURES

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day by day

Unfold your children.

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Announcing our Cover Kid 2016 winners; win a Trader Joe's Gift Bag and more giveaways.

cincinnati news

Sarah Curry Rathel's Smile Books Project; MathAlive! exhibit at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force; new season lineups for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Ballet and The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and more.

12 kids’ health

How to detect a vision issue in a young child.

EDUBITS

The "right" age for kindergarten; the play-based early learning trend and helpful mom tips for back to school.

THINGS TO DO Our GOLD AWARDWINNING calendar highlights"A Day Out with Thomas" & more, plus:

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couple of years ago, local author Sarah Curry Rathel tugged at the heartstrings of many with her book

There’s Something Different About My Hair, an ode to how our differences can bring us together. Now, she’s currently working on a new adventure, the Smile Books Project — a non-profit organization creating personalized books and coloring books featuring children with life-threatening medical conditions as the main characters. Working with author/ illustrator Robert Kelly and Blue River Printing, the duo creates fun stories that detail a child’s own heroic tale. The process is pretty simple. A referral is made on the website, families are contacted to set up interviews either at home or at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater

Top right: Little Ryan poses with his family and a poster of the book about him, Rose for Ryan. Bottom: Local kids gathered to support the fundraiser for Kyler where the book about him, Forever Kyler Strong, was sold.

MATH COMES ALIVE FOR KIDS

School’s about to begin, and although it might seem tough to get excited about illustrates. Following reviews and revisions, the math, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has an idea — the MathAlive! book is printed. Families receive a copy for free, exhibit, on display through Sunday, along with a movie-size poster. Oct. 2. The free exhibit, produced by Recently, extra copies of a book were Evergreen Exhibitions, features 40 activities produced and sold for a fundraiser. designed to make math fun — kids can play video games and learn about “If doing these ‘sales’ helps bring more smiles math through sports, music, space and and potentially helps raise money and awareness, robotics. Although the exhibit is designed we are happy to help in that small way,” says for all ages, it’s especially targeted for Rathel. grades 3 - 8. So make a date with your budding mathematician (or perhaps a To learn more, and to get a peek reluctant student) and head to the National at some of the book titles — and the Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 1100 children that are featured — visit Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, near smilebooksproject.org. Dayton. Call 937-255-3286 or visit nationalmuseum.af.mil. Cincinnati. Rathel writes a story while Kelly

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ARTS ROUNDUP!

PLAYHOUSE GOES OFF THE HILL

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incinnati Playhouse in the Park takes their productions into the Greater Cincinnati and Northern

Kentucky community again this season. Here’s the lineup: • Robin Hood by Greg Banks in September and October.

• Around the World in 80 Days by Toby Hulse, January into February • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in mid-April.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, based up on the story by C.S. Lewis and dramatized by le Clanche du Rand, comes to local venues next spring.

LIGHT UP WITH LUMENOCITY THE CINCINNATI SYMPHONY’S dazzling summer tradition gets a new twist! LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE has an indoor location at the historic Taft Theatre with new music and visuals and a new (and free!) Outdoor Block Party for all ages. Performances take place Aug. 5 - 7, and tickets are $12 for a partial view or $20 for a full view. Tickets are available at lumenocity2016.com. -------------------------------------------- THE CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA spends the 2016 -17 season at Taft Theatre as well, while Music Hall undergoes renovations. Highlights of the season include the popular Holiday Pops concerts, musical scores from Hollywood action and adventure films and special guest performances from Sara Evans, Ben Folds, Sutton Foster, Melissa Etheridge and Vanessa Williams. Get subscription information at cincinnatisymphony.org.

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CINCINNATI BALLET BRINGS BACK FAVORITES It’s a family-friendly season line-up at the Cincinnati Ballet this year! Kicking things off is the Director’s Cut (Sept. 16 - 17) for which Victoria Morgan has curated a mix of all her favorites. Following that is long-time fave, Coppelia (Oct. 21 - 23), and of course, the holiday classic, Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker (Dec. 9 - 18). In the winter months, families can enjoy the action of King Arthur’s Camelot (Feb. 10 12), all culminating with the Ballet’s newest tradition, Ballet Toybox, a one-time performance on March 19 that’s designed for children. Get the full scoop on the season and subscription information at cballet.org.

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ALL ABOUT THE

EYES By Sherry Hang

Unusual behaviors hold the key to detecting a vision issue in your child and treatment is essential.

L

ike anything else when it comes

will be blurry for a few hours.

to children, vision develops and improves as they grow. According

COMMON EYE DISORDERS

to Miles J. Burke, M.D., a pediatric

One in four children will suffer from an eye

EYE SPY Indicators of vision issues in children include:

ophthalmologist in Montgomery, children

disorder, Burke says. The three most common

require “clear visual information sent from

types of issues are refractive errors (problems

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focusing), amblyopia (poor or improper visual

• Excessive eye rubbing

with clear vision in either or both eyes, the

development of the eye) and strabismus

connections from the eye to the brain may

(misaligned eyes).

• Tilting or turning the head

become weak and the brain will not develop

properly.” In other words, it’s crucial to

and causes eyes to deviate from their normal

keep tabs on your child’s vision as she grows

position, meaning that the eye might turn in,

— especially if you detect something’s not

out, up or down. Although children do not

• Red-rimmed, encrusted, or swollen eyes

right — so you won’t be surprised if your

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pediatrician recommends a specialist.

therapies to straighten the eyes. Lots of kids

• Recurring styes

Strabismus is an imbalance of eye muscles

• Stumbling over small objects • Squinting or frowning

A TYPICAL EXAM

Burke), also have amblyopia, which is poor

• Inability to see distant objects clearly

Burke says infants and young children can

vision from a lack of use. For these children,

• Shutting or covering one eye

sit on a parent’s lap during the examination.

a treatment known as “patching” is required,

They’ll identify pictures of common objects

and in addition often requires glasses.

• Blinking more than usual

or letters (for older kids); track a lighted toy

Kids wear a patch over the good eye, which

so the doctor can check visual function; and

encourages the weaker eye to develop better

• Inflamed or watery eyes

be examined with an ophthalmoscope (an

vision. Burke says that patching is typically

• Itching, burning or scratchy eyes

instrument with a bright light) so the doctor

successful, although children may have to

can see inner eye structures. Sometimes kids

utilize the patch for months, possibly even

will have their eyes dilated to provide a better

years, and amblyopia can only be corrected if

view. If that’s the case, be honest and tell

it is treated before age 8.

with strabismus (about half according to

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NATURE PLAY: SO KIDS CAN BE KIDS! By Barbara Littner David

Kids can explore the tot-sized flatboat and log cabin at Behringer-Crawford Museum.

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ole ran up the gangplank, turned to smile, and opened the door of the flatboat. He entered the boat, tugged on its ropes, and climbed onto the bench in its covered quarters. Then, he ran off the boat, and did it all again. Not yet 2 years old, Cole didn’t absorb the historical significance of the flatboat’s role in settling our region, but he had fun. The flatboat is just one part of NaturePlay@ BCM, an innovative, nature-oriented play space that opened in June just behind the Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) in Devou Park. This new Covington, Kentucky, attraction is open dawn to dusk, and provides free parking and free admission. Rebekah Gensler, president of the Devou Good Project, which coordinated with BCM on NaturePlay@BCM, explains the aim of the new development: “Children have lots of structured play and educational time, and NaturePlay@BCM is intended to be a space for letting kids be kids — running, jumping, climbing, swinging, using their imaginations, having quiet moments to look and observe, read a book, dig in the dirt.” We had very few quiet moments at NaturePlay@BCM, but we enjoyed the active play it offered. Fully enclosed, handicappedaccessible, and stroller friendly, the paved pathways easily accommodated the somewhat

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bulky double-stroller that Cole shares with his little brother Henry. Of course, Cole was out of the stroller for most of our adventure, playing in the one-room log cabins, peeking through their windows, and running through a garden tunnel where he stopped to admire the flowers. When he needed a rest and a snack, we had no trouble finding benches beneath shady trees, and he especially liked the kidsized table and chairs that appeared to be shaped from logs. Climbing on the chairs, ladders, and rocks kept Cole busy and happy. There’s even a replica trilobite, an extinct fossil arthropod, that kids can climb. However, Cole seemed too little to zip on the cruise-line swing, and sadly, the ladder for the slide had caution tape wrapped around it, just one of the signs that NaturePlay@BCM is still new and building. Signs around the park ask visitors to respect the “young plants” and various taped-off garden boxes and pits promised more exciting developments. In the future, visitors will find a “Kentucky cave” crawling space, a changeable pioneer garden with native fruits, vegetables and herbs, and SAPS (Science and Art Packs). In the fall, parents and caregivers will be able to check out these packs, which will include cards to help identify insects and plants, magnifiers, binoculars, journals, pencils, activity sheets and other such items. The SAPS will be available, for a fee, at

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the front desk of the Behringer-Crawford Museum, another great place to visit. A street car bursts through the entrance, and the transportation theme continues throughout the four floors. On the first floor, Cole loved pushing the buttons to bring Cincinnati and Covington landmarks to life in the glassenclosed trains display. Upstairs he had more fun with cars, train, boats and bridges as we relaxed in a convertible at a drive-in and watched a film loop from the 1950s, detailing rotary phones, atomic cars of the future, and family meals prepared by Mom and Sister. Upstairs a model of the Roebling Bridge looms above a steamboat with buttons that play a calliope and steamboat whistles. And of course, there’s a gallery featuring the museum’s original exhibits, including its iconic stuffed bear and two-headed calf. Barbara Littner David is a local writer and mother of five. She’s the author of Cincinnati Trips for Kids, a collection of Cincinnati-area attractions.

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ant to know how to build your kids’ enthusiasm for school? Head to our website beginning mid-August when our NEW Cincinnati Family and NKY Family Education and Enrichment Guide launches. The brand new downloadable digital series will have new issues online through October. Get the scoop on what private schools are up to, find tips from local moms on organizing, surviving homework (and testing!) tutoring and more! It’s FREE at cincinnatifamilymagazine.com or nkyfamily.com.

INFO & TIPS TO GET YOU BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS!

LEARNING’S ALL ABOUT

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esearch shows that kids learn best when they’re having fun and enjoying themselves — makes sense, right? So, to help keep that love of learning alive, the Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (CFEC) offers Playful Learning for ages 3 - 5. The class is an alternative to preschool that includes outdoor play, stations time where kids can choose their own activities (with a little guidance, of course), and ends with music and yoga. Parents are invited to stay and have a snack with their kids, which is a good way to transition kids into the idea of being away from Mom or Dad, according to CFEC’s Keena Stricker, who adds that kids will still learn all those preschool skills like waiting turns, sharing, listening and sitting still for about the length of a story. Learn more at theplaceforfamilies.com.

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back to school

GREAT TIPS

FROM IN-THE-KNOW MOMS What are your best back-to-school ideas to help kids prepare for the big day?

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ut-off dates for kindergarten depend on your school district (and vary widely nationally). According to the Ohio Department of Education, school district boards use either the first day of August or the 30th day of September as the date by which a child must be 5 years old to attend kindergarten. Find a link to all of Ohio’s school districts, including information on early entrance, at education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/ Kindergarten.

WHAT’S UP WITH ESSA? In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by the Obama administration after a bi-partisan effort. ESSA is designed to replace No Child Left Behind, and according to its architects, will return more control and authority to the state level, particularly when it comes to assessments. For now, Kentucky and Ohio are in a transition period gathering input from educators, school administrators, and parents for what ESSA will actually look like in your child’s schools. ESSA will be fully implemented in the 2017 - 2018 school year, but for now, get updates and submit your opinions and comments at the following: In Ohio, visit education.ohio.gov/ESSA or e-mail ESSA@education.ohio.gov. In Kentucky, visit education.ky.gov/comm./Pages/ Every-Student-Succeeds-Act-(ESSA). aspx or e-mail KyEdListens@education. ky.gov.

“We’ll go back on a sleep schedule Au-

put kid scissors in lunch boxes because

gust 1. I’ve already started stocking up

sometimes they will spend the whole

on stuff to pack in their lunches, since

lunch with their hand up waiting and

the school lunch doesn’t fill them up. I’ll

not eating anything else. 3. Start going

start making pancakes, waffles and sau-

to bed earlier at least two weeks prior

sage patties to put in the freezer. Makes

and being strict on morning routines. 4.

mornings easier and cheaper than buy-

Pack extra clothes in a Ziploc to keep in

ing the store-bought frozen ones.”

their backpack, including socks. 5. Go

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over the day as best you can and if you drop off, give them a hug, a confident

“One thing I implemented is a drawer

‘You’ll do great and I will see you

system to make mornings less crazy.

soon!’ and LEAVE. 6. If you are consid-

We pick out clothes for the week on

ering doing the hot lunch, have them

Sunday after checking the weather, and

get it the first or second day when there

put everything needed in the drawers.

is extra help because then the kids can

Each morning, they find what day it is

get used to it with the extra support. 7.

and pull it open to get their clothes so

Label everything!”

they can get dressed independently

Mandy Boes

while I get dressed. I also added visual icons to the outside so they can see what sports and activities they have for the day. We watch wake-up times about a week before to get back on track. I also recommend not only taking a walk through the school, but also playing on the playground. For kids with special needs, I recommend putting together a visual social story book with pictures of the school, playground, classrooms, teachers, etc., which will help reduce anxiety.” Tina Pratt

“1. Use slip-on or Velcro shoes. 2. Practice eating lunch quickly. I don’t often send fruit cups, but when I do, I put them in easy-open containers. I also

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RAISING AN ORIGINAL KID Highly creative children come from parents who place values above rules. By Susan Day

If

you want to raise an original kid you have to teach him to think for himself. “I was fortunate enough to have parents who let me explore what I wanted to do from an early age,” says Roderick Justice, producing artistic director at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. “It helped that my parents were creative and musical. I role-played a lot. I grew up in a rural area, so I didn’t have school friends coming over everyday and I had to use my imagination ... and boy did I have a wild imagination,” he adds. Comments like Justice’s reveal what it takes to bring up a creative child (necessary for the arts and a highly valued attribute in board rooms across America). With parenting trends still funneling children into athletics first, the idea of “original” is often swept aside — often until it’s too late. Meanwhile, kids must follow the rules at school, do what they’re told and essentially “fall in” which often runs counter to listening to your own drum. You can build an original thinker at home, though. “I firmly believe childhood role-playing is integral to creative development,” says Justice. “Once you nurture the child’s imagination, you will more likely get a more creative adolescent,” he adds. Mind you, originality does not have to go

hand in hand with rebelliousness. Kids do need guidelines for living ... just not an over abundance of it. “I think one of the biggest mistakes that a lot of parents and teachers make is spending their time enforcing rules. The sad thing about rules is they don’t teach kids to think for themselves,” says Adam Grant, author of the book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. So what should parents be teaching? “Values,” Grant says. “Parents might say, ‘We take joy in our work — what kind of jobs sound fun to you?’ And when a child shows interest and enthusiasm toward something, to support that even if it’s different from what you want them to do.” “Listen!” says Justice. “When a child expresses even the tiniest bit of passion for something, listen. Refrain from instinctively saying, ‘No,’ and focus instead on asking thought-provoking questions about the new passion,” he adds. But this doesn’t mean you have to let your child run wild. “Total openness is a misconception in developing creativity,” says John Morris Russell, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. “You do need some tools and some loving guidance to open doors,” he adds. “At the heart of all childhood creativity is

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‘classic role-playing,’” says Justice. “A stick can be a sword, a wand, a cane. When the child begins to role-play, play along! If they do not include you, let them play and do not interrupt the process. Children have good instincts, so do not allow the child to sense if you feel role-playing is silly or foolish,” he says. When psychologist/author Benjamin Bloom (Developing Talent in Young People) led a study on the early roots of successful artists, he learned that their parents weren’t drill sergeants. Instead, they responded to the intrinsic motivations of their children. When the kids showed an interest for a skill, the parents supported it. Creativity and originality take time to nurture and are all too easy to stifle. In Bloom’s study, it was revealed that the highly creative kids came from homes where less than one rule was the norm. The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules. Food for thought.

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ART ROCKS! We checked in with four local hot spots to talk about how their programs keep kids engaged.

Music enthusiasts ages 5 - 18 record songs and more at the O’Keefe Music Foundation.

By Sherry Hang and Sarah Blankenship

The O’Keefe Music Foundation Talent? Sure. Hard work? Definitely, according to Aaron O’Keefe, founder of the O’Keefe Music Foundation, which offers kids ages 5 - 18 the chance to experience the process of professional recording, all for free or at a very

low rate. In a nutshell, a group of students work together on a challenging song. With the help of volunteers and donations, the students record and film themselves performing the song in a professional studio. “It’s really a team effort,” says O’Keefe, explaining that recordings are a major commitment for the kids and their parents, as well as a reward for the kids’ hard work. The entire process — finding the right song, learning the various parts and rehearsing — teaches discipline, hard work and perseverance. With 18 projects in the works currently, the

The Kennedy Heights Art Center

A young artist shows off her masterpiece at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. Photo by Natalie Jeanne Photography.

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One of this year’s recipients of an ArtWorks mural is the Kennedy Heights Art Center, a home for artists of all kinds and ages. Born out of a community effort to save the historic building from demolition, the center is a resource for art appreciation and creation. “We offer an array of different opportunities,” says Dominique Springs, events and marketing manager. Classes cover drawing and photography and camps touch on fashion, animation, musical instruments and even Spanish rhythm. The Center also displays artwork from professional artists which are inspirational to kids.

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next few months are busy for the foundation. Meanwhile, the kids have developed an online following on their YouTube channel (where they also learned the real-world lesson that their best work doesn’t always translate into the mostwatched videos). Regardless, the kids have something they can be proud of, says O’Keefe, and most importantly, they learn that “If you work hard, you can make it happen.” Learn more at okmusicfoundation. org.

“We have some kids who come every week,” Springs says of the camps,” and that tells us that we are doing something right!” She points out that the center lets participants take a break from their techfilled lives. “I don’t really see kids on their phones at the center,” she says. That’s because their hands are busy with chalk, crayons, paint and other tools. Best of all, the center’s programs are offered at affordable prices, Springs says. Camp tuition is offered on a sliding scale. Learn more and get a look at fall and winter classes at kennedyarts.org.


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ArtWorks Make Art. Get Paid. That’s the slogan for ArtWorks’ popular mural program, which began as a challenge from former Mayor Mallory to create a mural in each of the city’s 52 neighborhoods. The program connects aspiring teen apprentices with professional artists who design and construct the murals that decorate the city. “Kids get shot down when they say they want to be an artist,” says Rachel Rothstein, communications manager. “We’re letting them know they can get paid for their talent, and that’s a remarkable thing.” Interested teens from all over the city apply in January and those who are selected participate in conversations about a proposed mural — what the community receiving the mural wants, and how the mural will reflect that neighborhood’s qualities and personality. Additionally, some teens become part of the Hero Design Company project, in which they work with kids facing hardship to create superhero capes. “We’re known for our murals,” says Rothstein, “but we do more.” With the city serving as ArtWork’s gallery, the beautiful murals do double duty: encourageing people to walk more or to take advantage of one of ArtWorks’ Saturday mural tours to learn the stories behind each display and the kids who were a part of it. “We want people to appreciate art, but we also want to empower youth artists to have a role in that appreciation,” says Rothstein. Learn more at artworkscincinnati. org.

Energy and Grace mural by ArtWorks’ Kim Krause. Photo by J. Miles Wolff.

Happen, Inc. has several programs in art, science, nature, math and more. There’s something for everyone!

Happen, Inc. Calling Happen, Inc. an “arts program” might be a bit of a misnomer. The many activities that take place at the Northside facility are really more like a “creative process program,” according to founder Tommy Rueff. “We try to teach that everyone is born with creativity and that can be in anything — math, science, even how you deal with your little brother or sister,” he says. It’s that kind of open-ended encouragement that has made the non-profit organization a positive force in Cincinnati. Happen, Inc. was designed to bring families and communities together through creative activities, according to Rueff, where parents and kids work together on projects that create memories to share as they grow. Classes led by characters like Cowboy Value are designed to keep parents just as engaged as children with two levels of humor going on. Classes incorporate more than art, too. A clay class will include Native American traditions, info on early cooking and more. “There’s a wide range of content to be a part of,” says Rueff. “Art, science, nature, math, we offer tons of activities in different areas, and teach the subject matter in creative ways.” cincinnatifamilymagazine.com • nkyfamily.com

Activities are available for all ages. There’s the Kids Film Critics group, a Teen Hall, and new programs on the horizon include ballet for toddlers. Biz Kids (think Shark Tank, but nicer), and Happen Teen Loans, help teens find support as they hunt for after-school jobs. Flower Garden Grill-Outs — typically on Sundays — bring people in the community out and many families learn about Happen, Inc. when they travel to offer outreach activities to other area organizations. “Our theme is that community is not just where you live, it’s how you live with other people,” says Rueff. “Following that has opened the door to volunteers and community engagement.” And it’s all about the creative process. “We try to teach kids that creativity is your superpower — no one can take it away from you,” he says. “We try to encourage that creative process, and everyone can be empowered by that.” Learn more at happeninc.com.

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ART FOR THE LITTLES Lots of places around town offer free or affordable programs for introducing kid to art.

Behringer Crawford Museum 1600 Montague Road 859-491-4003 | bcmuseum.org Kids and caregivers can enjoy crafts, stories and more on Tot Tuesdays, held the third Tuesday of each month for $1 plus admission. Blue Cocoon 9361 Montgomery Road 513-791-1089 | bluecocoonbaby.com Mommy+Me-type classes available on a dropin basis for a small fee. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore 3054 Madison Road 513-731-2665 | bluemanateebooks.com Storytime and crazy crafts (nominal fee) are always different. Visit the website as some events trequire you to RSVP. Boone County Library Multiple Locations | bcpl.org Storytimes, crafts, games and other fun. Campbell County Library Multiple Locations | cc-pl.org Stories, crafts, and fun and games are all on the calendar. Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org Free stories, play time in the REC Center, and free Family First Saturdays, kicking off in September.

Kids can enjoy creative activities during the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Super Sprouts program. Photo by Lauren Kremer.

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Super Sprouts 1301 Western Ave. 513-287-7000 | cincymuseum.org Learn about art and cultures and create something fun (free with admission). Cincinnati Symphony 513-381-3300 | cincinnatisymphony.org The Lollipops concerts — kicking off this fall — are an affordable way to introduce children to the wonders of symphony music. Meet-andgreets happen before each performance. Contemporary Arts Center 44 E 6th St. 513-345-8400 | contemporaryartscenter.org Thursday Art Plays and Family Saturdays allow art exploration in the unique UnMuseum. Kenton County Library Multiple Locations | kentonlibrary.org Paint a masterpiece, create a sock puppet or come for another fun activity at one of three local branches.

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Mad Potter 7754 Camargo Road, # 11 513-561-1888 | madpottercincinnati.com 6680 Tri Way Drive 513-770-5585 | madpottermason.com Pick out a jewelry box or a cup, and create your masterpiece for a half-price studio fee for kids on Wednesdays. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Storytimes and Crafts Multiple Locations | cincinnatilibrary.org Free storytimes and craft activities for all ages. Red Balloon 6200 Montgomery Road 513-620-8328 | redballooncafe.com Let little ones’ imaginations run wild on Free Fridays at Red Balloon. Washington Park 1230 Elm St. 513-621-4400 | washingtonpark.org Programs like Curiosity Saturdays let kids explore their creative sides with groups like Happen, Inc., and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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2016 Guide to After-School Activities & Enrichment Opportunities

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award-winning classes lay a musical foundation through seasonal activities, creative movement, singing, and use of rhythm instruments. This musical environment also enhances listing, language development, and gross motor skills. Locally owned and operated by degreed teachers.

The Academy of Music and Dance, West Chester 8374 Princeton-Glendale Road, West Chester wcaomd.com

Year round private lessons in piano, most musical instruments, and voice, as well as group dance and music programs with Spring recitals. Music Pups, Young Musicians, Angelina Ballerina, and Mommy and Me classes are popular and fun for preschoolers. Call to schedule a rick-free introductory lesson.

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

513-569-8080

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

Cincinnati School of Music 9361 Montgomery Road, Montgomery 6682 Tri Way Drive, Mason cincinnatischoolofmusic.com

513-560-9175

Trusted by over 1,000 families, CSM provides lessons to kids, teens, and adults on piano, voice, guitar, drums, ukulele, violin, and more. New students can enroll at any time. Now with two locations .

HoppyPop 7723 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati hobbypopshop.com

513.231.1471

Our goal is to provide “fun unplugged” to the Greater Cincinnati area! If you’re looking for something to do that doesn’t involve “screen time,” HobbyPop is the place for you! Stop in anytime Monday through Friday to make a drop-in craft project or try out one of our awesome games. Check out our calendar for workshops, classes, and special events! If you are looking for a place for a birthday party, moms’ night out, scouts or team parties, parties are our specialty! Parties are available for groups of 8 - 30.

Indian Springs Academy of Music 9690 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, Cincinnati indianspringsacademy.net

513-301-0588

We specialize in private instrumental instruction, offer a variety of music theory classes, and national merit certificates in music from the Carnegie Hall - Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. No matter your age or skill level, the Indian Springs Academy can design a program that suits your level and schedule.

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

513-802-5020

Mary Helen Studio offers private and small group fashion sewing classes and seasonal project classes perfect for all skill levels! Visit our website for more information.

The Mad Potter Madeira 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira madpottercincinnati.com

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

The Music Factory Cincinnati on-site locations themusicfactoryonline.com

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From tap to ballet to hip-hop, you’ll find it all at Premier Tumbling & Dance! Check out our classes today to learn more.

Reflexion Dance Arts 10832 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati

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Come see our brand new state-of-the-art studio! We feature dance and tumbling for both recreational and competitive dancers. Classes available for ages 2 - adult.

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

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Songs For Seeds Cincinnati Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati

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The Silver Diva 9797 Montgomery Road, #F, Cincinnati thesilverdiva.com

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Tippi Toes Multiple Cincinnati locations tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati

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

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!

Stamping jewelry is a great after school activity or you can bring your children in for our Wednesday evening classes from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to hand stamp bracelets, keychains, necklaces, dog tags and so much more! No experience required. Fun for ages 6 and up. Instruction is always free. Make jewelry and accessories from this store or our sister store Stampin Off The Path.

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

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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.

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

Premier Tumbling 679 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland premiertumbling.com

The Music Factory provides music education classes for children 6 mos. - 5 yrs. taught on-site at your preschool, day care, and summer camp! A musical background is an important building block that is influential in a child’s development. Our 30-minute

3C Consulting 3532 Irwin-Simpson Road, Mason 3ccounseling.com

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The Campus at Kids First 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati thecampuskf.com

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Dr. Melinda Kelly’s services are educational assessment, consultation, and planning for any student who is struggling. She can collaborate with the schools to get students the appropriate services and help parents understand their children’s needs and what services are available to them.

Private, full-day Kindergarten! Located inside the nationally acclaimed Kids First Sports Center, we offer the premier early learning experience for children ages 6 wks. - Kindergarten. As the only early learning center in the area to make physical education a priority, we give your child an academic edge by integrating a physical education curriculum into every child’s daily schedule. Campus Kids receive the most well-rounded physical and academic education, but your child’s long-term happiness and emotional well-being always comes first at The Campus.

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College Nannies and Tutors 9600 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati collegenannies.com/montgomeryoh

513-834-8107

Getting into college is no accident. It takes preparation and individual focus starting as early as 7th grade. First, we personally match your child with the right tutor for their learning style and individual needs. Then we put your child in a flexible, focused Learning Center with all the resources and support they need to improve their testing scores. And you – you get the peace of mind knowing you have a true partner in your child’s success.

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

513-791-4300 513-874-3100

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

Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason masonumc.org

513-398-4741

Parent’s Day Out is a ministry of Mason United Methodist Church and has been established as a support system for parents in the church and the community. Our mission is to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing Christian environment for the children of the church and community on a weekly basis, while the parents free time. Parent’s Day Out is not a preschool and focuses on socialization and nurturing, not academics. Children ages 6 mos. - 5 yrs., one day a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday).

Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati mayersonjcc.org

513-722-7221

Our children and family classes offer exciting and interactive programs that give your entire family unique and playful learning experiences. From music and cooking to travels and fitness, every theme is sure to be an exciting new adventure!

Summit Country Day School 2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati summitcds.org/igknight

513-871-4700 ext. 261

Music and Movement class for infants to age 2. These parent/child interactive classes are designed to stimulate your baby’s mind and body while experiencing music and movement activities. Early music education has life­long benefits including language development, listening and memory skills. 12-week session begins Sep. 14. The 45-minute classes are held Monday and Wednesday mornings.

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 Goldfish Swim School 7058 Ridgetop Drive, West Chester goldfishswimschool.com

513-857-1700

Hubbard Family Swim School 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati hubbardswim.com

513-530-0123

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

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Goldfish Swim School West Chester provides swim instruction to children ages 4 mos. - 12 yrs. in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Goldfish Swim School also offers weekly family swims and party packages.

Hubbard Family Swim School’s international reputation for excellence is a result of our passion for teaching and our learn-to-swim techniques. We are committed to provide swim lessons that build comfort and confidence in a child centered environment while making them safer around water. Join us for weekly classes.

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Come and learn a fun new sport. We is a family owned and operated, full service, archery Pro Shop, and training center. We specialize in Archery training of both youth and adults of all ages.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Junior Tech Academy juniortechacademy.com • info@juniortechacademy.com

513 284 7240

Exciting year-round technology skill-building program for kids grades 1 - 8. Following a short introductory course, children rotate through programming, electronics, robotics, engineering, and animation projects during weekly after-school classes. Homeschooling options available. Check our website for more details and locations.

Private Lessons Piano • Voice Strings • Guitar Music Theory • Music History 9690 Cincinnati-Columbus Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

513-779-7373

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DEVELOPING THE TALENT.

From introducing children to the world of musical theatre (drama, vocal music and dance) to polishing the skills of accomplished student performers, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati teaching artists instill the techniques and principles behind the art of musical theatre. We offer group classes and private lessons for students ages 3 through 18 at our new Red Bank Road facility.

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tart your engines and bring your little engineers to take a train ride with everyone’s favorite train, Thomas! Meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy some Thomasthemed activities! Trains depart at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., as well as 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3 and 3:45 p.m. on August 19 - 21 and August 26 - 28. Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $19 per ticket for ages 2 and older. Call 513-9338022 or visit lebanonrr. com/dowt.html.

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CREATURE FEATURE

Join the naturalist at the wet playground to meet a few live animals before letting the little ones play. Parky’s Wetland Adventure, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and 12; 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.

EVERYTHING THOMAS

Celebrate everyone’s favorite train, Thomas, with several layouts, a scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts, and more! Everything Thomas will be on display through Sept. 11. 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; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

SUMMER SANDCASTLES

Ages 5 and younger can have some summertime fun in the sand. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

DA VINCI DESCENT

Kids in elementary school through the pre-teen years are invited to explore the legacy of Da Vinci, including his inventions and most famous work of art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 2, 16 and 30; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

DRESSING DOWNTON: CHANGING FASHION FOR CHANGING TIMES

This exhibit features costumes, accessories and film stills from the popular BBC show, Downton Abbey, that explore the progression of fashion during World War I and the Jazz Age. On display through Sept. 25. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; tickets ($15 ages 6 - 12, $20 adults) sold at 30-minute entry intervals starting at 10 a.m., with a limited number of tickets available per interval; 513-241-0343 or dressingdowntoncincy.com.

FREE HAPPEN’S OPEN STUDIO

Ages 6 - 12 and their parents are invited to work on creative projects together. This month, enjoy back to

school projects like Fun With Folders (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 4; and 10 and 11:45 a.m. Aug. 6); Pencil Holders & Pencil Toppers (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 10, 11); Make Your Own Calendar (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 16, 17, 18; and 10 and 11:45 a.m. Aug. 20); Make a Ceramic Apple for Your Teacher (3:30 and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31). Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 513-7512345 or happeninc.com.

HONEY BEES IN THE SUMMER BREEZE

The Krohn Conservatory’s Summer Floral Show is a dazzling display that helps you appreciate some of the world’s smallest, yet hardest, workers. Enjoy the sweet smells of summer from marigolds, coreopsis and celosia, take a walk through honeycomb beds filled with bright yellow petals, and learn how honey bees communicate with each other to find nectar (no real bees will be on display). Stop by on Saturdays in July for family educational and craft activities from 1 - 3 p.m. Exhibit remains on display through Aug. 31; open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue - Sun. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 12, free ages 1 - 4; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

NATURE ARTS & CRAFTS WEEK

Explore your artistic side using various media, and make some nature crafts to take home! Several nature-related crafts will be available for a small fee. A limited number of free crafts will be available. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Groesbeck; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23; 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 SUMMER KIDS SHOWS

Enjoy a free screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a cool, airconditioned theatre. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., show starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 - 4; Cobb Liberty Luxury 15, 7514 Bales St., Liberty Township; 513-463-0470 or cobbtheatres.com.

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From veggies to herbs, learn which plants from the garden are drinkable while enjoying a cup of tea. Program held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 2 - 7. 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.

FREE YOU’VE GOT THE TOUCH

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

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FREE BARNES & NOBLE LEGO CLUB

Ages 4 and older can create amazing Lego masterpieces in this monthly club. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 1 p.m.; 513-7552258.

FREE GESTURE WITH THE KING’S JESTERS

You are the King and Queen of creativity as the Court Jester teaches all about gesture drawing — it’s a fast, fun and non-stop drawing exercise to learn about line quality and how to use a brush to make all kinds of lines. This is your chance to paint a mustache on a famous da Vinci painting — guess which one! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE HUMP DAY CONCERTS

Head to the park for some evening festivities and live music to get you over the hump of the work week! This month, enjoy Parrots of the Caribbean (Aug. 3), Sonny Moorman (Aug. 10), and The Thunder Bay Band (Aug. 17). Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

FREE REC READS

Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs, and sensory activities in a 30-minute program to get your little one excited about art in a fun, new way. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE REWIND WEDNESDAYS

Enjoy a throwback movie outdoors that’s appropriate for all ages. This month, enjoy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Aug. 3), The Wizard of Oz (Aug. 10), Pan (Aug. 17), Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Aug. 24), and Homeward Bound (Aug. 31). Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township; 8 p.m.; liberty-center.com. (“Things to Do” continues on page 34)

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TODDLER STORYTIME IN THE PLAYSCAPE

Bring the littles for a fun story time and a tasty treat each Wednesday in August! Be sure to stop by on Aug. 3 for a Peppa story time, and Aug. 24 will feature The Day The Crayons Quit, with coloring activities galore! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills; 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; 859331-2094 or learningexpress.com/ stores/crestview-hills.

STORY TREE TIME

Bring your little ones ages 5 and younger to play, dance, sing and listen to a new story each week. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE SUMMER CINEMA

Head to the park with a blanket for a free movie screening. This month, check out Cool Runnings (Aug. 3), Grease (Aug. 10), The Wiz (Aug. 17), Pitch Perfect (Aug. 24), and Casablanca (Aug. 31). Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 9 - 11 p.m.; washingtonpark.org.

Stop by for a fun story each Wednesday in August, and then stick around to play in the Nature PlayScape. Program is weather dependent. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12); 513831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN

The summer fun continues with this musical, artistic series. This month, families can enjoy a performance from Saffire Express on Aug. 3, and a presentation of MacBeth from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on Aug. 10. Kick back, enjoy hands-on art making for the kids, enjoy some tasty treats, and make some new friends on the lawn! Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

WILD WEDNESDAYS: BARNYARD ANIMALS

Sunrock Farm is on the scene with some favorite barnyard animals that kids get to meet. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a non-

perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

YOGA IN THE PARK

Bring kids of all ages and get your fitness on with some free yoga in the park every Wednesday in August. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 7 - 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; a donation for the United Ministries in Erlanger is appreciated; boonecountyky.org.

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FREE CHARLES H. TURNER

Learn about the life of local innovator, Charles H. Turner, who was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an avid insect researcher. Then, create your own original insect! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

CINCY BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE

Meet other mothers parenting in a similar style to your own in this support group led by a certified lactation consultant. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 18; donations gratefully accepted; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FREE CRAFT TIME

Stop by for a fun craft just for kids. Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills; 11 a.m. Aug. 4 and 11;859-331-2094orlearningexpress.com/ stores/crestview-hills.

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ids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and dancing is a great way to stay fit! Bring your preschoolers to groove to their favorite tunes and leave it all on the dance floor as they show off their best moves! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 4 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 20 and 28, and 3 pm. Aug. 12 and 26; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants). Call 513-287-7000 or visit cincymuseum.org. (please turn the page)

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FREE MANABABIES

Bring your littles for finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy times in a storytime with Miss Alicia. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

MOVIE IN THE PLAYSCAPE

Join other families at the meadow hill in the Nature PlayScape for a special outdoor movie experience. Bring a blanket (please, no lawn chairs so everyone can see) and a snack or picnic dinner. There will be a brief children’s activity at 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the visitor center. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 8 - 10 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12); 513831-1711 or cincynature.org.

MUSIC@BCM

Summertime concerts continue this month with performances from Tim Goshorn on Aug. 4, and Ramona Blaine & The Company on Aug. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., with performances beginning at 7 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Boone County Parks and the Boone County Public Library have teamed up to bring your little ones a fun story time and some crafts. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

Come dressed in clothes that can get wet and dirty and closed-toe shoes for some fun in 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; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Ages 2 and older can join Miss Alicia for stories and fun. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE DAYS OF WONDER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

SUMMER CONCERT: CINTI CIVIC ORCHESTRA

Visit the school, meet the teachers, and learn all about the school’s program, which provides a unique approach to education where all students are nurtured in an accepting, bully-free environment. Openings for preschool through high school. Days of Wonder School, 150 West Main St., Batavia; 4 - 7 p.m.; 513-843-4366 or facebook. com/events/591510631018796/.

FREE GLIER’S GOETTAFEST

There’s no such thing as too much goetta at this annual festival that features live entertainment, family goetta games, and

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FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Enjoy Cincinnati Civic Orchestra’s Summer Pops Concert featuring “The Magical Musical Door to Fantasy.” The 60-piece, all-volunteer orchestra performs familiar songs from Brigadoon, Camelot, Hook, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Disney Magic and American Tail. Springfield Township Grove Banquet, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 6 - 9 p.m.; all donations benefit the orchestra; 513-522-1410 or theartsconnect.us/concerts.


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Fashion or sculpture? Learn about the artist Tracey Featherstone and her wearable, interactive art. Design your own structures to decorate your body, add some non-permanent color to your hair, and see what new fashionable forms you can create. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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

LUMENOCITY 2016

In its final year, Lumenocity: Re-Imagine features an all-new indoor location, new music and visuals, and a new outdoor block party. Catch it before it’s glowing, glowing gone! Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St.; 8 p.m., 9 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6, 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7; $12 (partial view) or $20 (full view), free admission to block party; lumenocity2016.com.

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MOSAICS

Grade school students through pre-teens can explore the artistry behind making a mosaic. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 5, 15 and 19; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE MOVIE NIGHT

Arrive early for a pre-film Inc., then stick around of Norm of the North. 6000 Veterans Way, boonecountyky.org.

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MUD MANIA

Come prepared to get wet and dirty in this annual family fun event that includes mud volleyball, a slimy obstacle course, muddy pools, a little mudders area, and food vendors. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6; $5 ages 16 and older, $2 ages 6 - 15, free ages younger than 5; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FEATURING • Mud Volleyball • Slimy Obstacle Course • Muddy Pools • Food Vendors • Little Mudders Area REGISTER ONLINE OR AT THE EVENT. FREE/Under 5 • $2/ages 6-15 • $5/16 & over.

All participants MUST wear shoes!

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Check out this back-to-school and fall and winter event featuring clothing sizes newborn through teen, baby equipment, indoor and outdoor toys, maternity clothing, DVDs, books, shoes, furniture and more. Pre-Sale (pass required) takes place Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; public sale is 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 9; and a half-price sale from 5 - 9 p.m. Aug. 9, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 10, and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Rhea Lana’s of North Cincinnati, 717 Mill St.; northcincinnati. rhealana.com.

FREE SOUNDS OF SUMMER

Enjoy performances on the Square all month long. In August, check out The Mistics (Aug. 5); Bad Habit (Aug. 12); Amy and the Arrangement (Aug. 19); and Naked Karate Girls (Aug. 26). Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township; 6 - 9 p.m.; libertycenter.com.

SPANISH PLAY GROUP

Bring the kids for stories, songs and free play while using Spanish. Any level of comfort in the language is welcome. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 5 and 19; donations gratefully accepted; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

SUPERHERO RUN FOR KIDS

Grab your cape and mask and join the 20th Annual Superhero Run for Kids 5K Run and Fitness Walk to benefit ProKids, providing kids in the child protection system with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA Volunteers). Enjoy a family-friendly run, followed by a bounce house, DJ, face painting and more. St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore St.; 7 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 on race day; prokids.org.

TODDLER TIME AT SKY ZONE

Bring your little ones through age 5 for fun and games! Toddlers must be 40” or under in height, must wear SkySocks, and parents must sign a liability waiver. Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 11745 Commons Circle; 9:30 - 11 a.m. Sun and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fri in Aug.; $10; 513-671-1333 or skyzone.com/ springdale.

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FREE A DINOSAUR STORY TIME

Enjoy a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and fun activities to follow. Barnes

& Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

AMERICAN LIMITED

Relive a bit of the Civil War on a train ride through the scenic Whitewater Valley to the historic town of Metamora. Whitewater Valley Railroad, Grand Central Station, Connersville; 12:01 p.m.; $24 adults, $15 children (round-trip); 765-825-2054 or whitewatervalleyrr.org.

BEE HAPPY: FAIRY GARDENS

Make a whimsical fairy garden — kids can make a mini-garden to take home, while adults can purchase supplies to create a lush, fairy-filled paradise — terrariums, plant materials and accessories are available. Plus, meet Tinkerbell and pose for a photo with her! Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 1 - 3 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 12, free ages 1 - 4; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

CATCHING THE SUN

Bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the sunset as the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers authentic covers of 1970s and 1980s smooth jazz favorites. Bandshell, Devou Park, Covington; 7:30 p.m.; a $5 donation is appreciated; 859-431-6216 or kyso.org.

FREE CURIOSITY SATURDAY

The Cincinnati Art Museum is at the park for a wide-range of free, engaging, kidfriendly activities the whole family is sure to love. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27; washingtonpark.org.

DANCE PARTY

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FREE DANCE PARTY WITH PONES

Pones Inc. utilizes dance as a nontraditional form of exercise and movement that brings accessible art and physical activity to everyone. Join a dance party to express your creativity, be active and have fun. Harbor Amphitheater, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 12 - 1 p.m.; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES TOUR

Take a docent-led tour with fun facts and hands-on activities for the whole family. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE GERMAN STORY TIME

Wilkommen! Learn simple German vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

FREE GET POP-CULTURED: MARVEL

Explore the Marvel Universe with a special offer and exclusive samplers, including the first storyline for Mosaic. Also enjoy trivia, coloring, cosplay and more! Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 7 p.m.; 513755-2258.

HOSTA AND DAYLILY SALE

Peruse healthy, lush plants for sale and meet with experts to answer any questions about growing these hardy floral specimens. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 12, free ages 1 - 4; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks. com/krohn.

FREE KIDS FESTIVAL

Kids are invited to Jane’s Saddlebag for a great day with the petting zoo, inflatables, the Kids’ Play Land and free hay rides! Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union; 12 - 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7; 859-384-6617 or janessaddlebag.com.

KIDS MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Catch the mystery fish and earn a prize! Any species can be weighed, and live bait is permitted; for ages 15 and younger, accompanied by an adult. Boathouse, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon 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 LEBANON BLUES FESTIVAL

Visit historic downtown Lebanon for eight blues bands, your favorite foods, a classic car show, Kids Row, and more. Downtown Lebanon, Lebanon; 11 a.m. 10 p.m.; lebanonbluesfestival.org.

MACBETH

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents the Bard’s most memorable tragedy. Children’s crafts and activities will be available prior to the performance, which begins at 7 p.m. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 5:30 - 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.

MILFORD STREET EATS

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FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Enjoy plenty of great music today! The Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band performs at 4 - 5:30 p.m., followed by The Mistics at 8 p.m. Harbor Amphitheater, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 4 - 10 p.m.; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

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History comes to life at this year’s festival featuring vintage baseball games, live music, guided tours of the Elisha Morgan Mansion and the Heritage Gardens, plus plenty of children’s activities and exhibits showcasing antique farm equipment. Gilbert Farms Park, 6181 Ross Road, Fairfield; 1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7; 513867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

THE ART OF BATIK

Ages 5 - 10 explore the history and artistry behind batik printing. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2:30 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE WALKING THE DINOSAUR

Kids ages 5 - 15 are invited to a special family night to share feelings and enjoy some age-appropriate crafts and games (parents will meet separately in their own group). Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

FREE WIG OUT ON COLOR

Meet the very bright Big Wig, and help him see that secondary colors should never be forgotten in a fun project that brings all colors together. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE YOGA, FAMILY STYLE

Bring the whole family for a yoga session that gives you the tools to make this gentle exercise both peaceful and a good time for all involved. Wear comfy clothes and get ready to stretch! Registration is not required, but is recommended. Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-791-4060 or cancersupportcincinnati.org.

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Visit a docent at an interactive art cart in the galleries for handson activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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JOSH & THE JAMTONES CONCERT

Get up and dance! This energetic band creates music for 21st-century children and their parents. With ska and stadium rock influences, the award-winning Josh & The Jamtones make their songs danceable, fun and inclusive, and have shared the stage with everyone from The Wiggles to Dave Matthews. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 3 p.m.; $5 $15; 513-722-7221 or mayersonjcc. org.

MIRROR WRITING

Learn about Leonardo da Vinci as you practice taking notes by writing backwards just like he did! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 12 p.m. Aug. 7 and 1 p.m. Aug. 18 and 24; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE REFLEXIONS DANCE ARTS OPEN HOUSE

Check out Cincinnati’s newest dance studio and learn about their recreational and competitive classes that include jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, acro, hip hop and more. Reflexions Dance Arts, 10832 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 7 and 6 - 8 p.m. Aug. 18; 513-954-8951 or reflexionsdancearts.com.

REGGAE SUNDAYS

Enjoy some reggae sounds at the Waver Rider Bar & Grill this month! The Beach Waterpark, 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason; 2 - 5 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28; free with admission (general admission $28.99 adults, $23.99 children under 48”); 513-398-7946 or thebeachwaterpark.com.

SKETCHING SUNDAY

View the CAM in a whole new light — through sketching. Pick up a supplies kit in the Front Lobby, along with a prompt to jump start your creativity. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 1 - 4 p.m.; a $5 refundable deposit is required to check out a supplies kit; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

mon 8 BOONE COUNTY FAIR

It’s an annual celebration at the Boone County Kentucky 4H & Utopia Fair, featuring horse and livestock shows, tractor and motor sports, exhibits, laser tag, a demolition derby, the Miss Sweetheart Pageant and more. Visit the web site for a complete schedule of events. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 6 p.m. Aug. 8 - 13; $10 ages 3 and older (cash only, please); boonecountyfair.org.

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MOM REPORT: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum By Tina Pratt After a very busy weekend, we needed some down time and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum looked like a perfect place to relax. We started off with a visit to the visitor’s center to pay for our admission for the day. We were greeted by a very friendly cat (which we learned later is named Pyramid!) that my kiddos immediately fell in love with. While they played with Pyramid, I got a ton of great information from an employee. I learned that you can rent an art cart to tour the grounds and that they offer a Summer Series for Kids ages 5 - 12. I also learned that they have a free app called Otocast; it allows you to see images of the sculptures and hear audio from or about the artists. We had our map, the app on my phone, a blanket and were ready to go! My kids ran around on the grass and admired the sculptures near the visitors’ center. They found one that they really liked, so we opened up the blanket in the shade that it provided. I gave my kiddos each a packet of clay that I brought with us. They squished, pulled and molded the clay to create their own sculptures. While they were busy being sculptors, I played the audio from the app to learn more about the pieces. “Where Every Family Matters.”

After a while, we decided it was time to load up in my car and drive to see the rest of the art. We slowly followed the Gallery Loop signs to see more of the sculptures. I was thankful for the signs which insured I didn’t get lost or drive circles around the 300+ acres. We stopped and got back out of my car at the Overlook Patio. It was AMAZING! My son quickly climbed up on a rock to take in the view. He was QUIET. Yes, QUIET, for a few minutes before he said, “This place is so peaceful and quiet. Look how pretty, Mom!” My daughter and I joined him up on the rock and just sat listening to the birds, feeling the breeze on our face, and looking at the park. We sat until their tummies began to rumble. Unfortunately, I didn’t pack lunches, so this was my cue it was time to head out. Next time I am packing a picnic to eat up at Overlook Point. We had an absolutely beautiful and much-needed relaxing time together at Pyramid Hill. We look forward to going back again soon. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is located at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Call 513-868-8336 or visit pyramidhill.org.


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PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program for children ages 8 and younger. Bring the gang for stories about Jewish tales, holidays, life cycle events and more. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8 and 22; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

SUPER SPROUTS: RAINBOW FISH

Bring your little ones ages 5 and younger for fun crafts all about fish. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 8 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS

Happen’s archaeologist is here to talk about ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics — learn the meanings behind the symbols and create your own clay cartouche with your name in hieroglyphics. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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Learn about weather patterns during da Vinci’s time, the Renaissance. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 1 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Bring the family to the park for a couple of outdoor musical performances this month from 202nd Army Band (Aug. 9) and Jamison Road (Aug. 23). Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas; 7 - 9 p.m.; ftthomas.org.

wed 10 DA VINCI SELFIE

Kids in grade school through the pre-teen years can take a selfie, da Vinci-style! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 10, 1 p.m. Aug. 12 and 26, and 2 p.m. Aug. 14 and 28; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR

Mark your calendars for the 161st Hamilton County Fair, featuring a talent show, donkey races, choir games, and a general and celebrity demolition derby! Visit the web site for a complete schedule of events. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7700 Vine St.; 4 - 11 p.m. Aug. 10 - 12, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Aug. 13, and 12 - 10 p.m. Aug. 14; please visit web site for prices; hamiltoncountyfair. com.

GREATER CINCINNATI: Anderson 513-474-5105 • West Chester 513-860-0770 • Colerain 513-385-3034 • Hyde Park 513-871-3900 • Fields Ertel 513-677-5700 • Western Hills 513-451-7600 DAYTON: Beavercreek 937-427-2744 • Dayton Mall 937-312-1294 • Huber Heights 937-235-2125

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Get into the Olympic spirit with a combination of art and competition. Design your own medal and participate in competitions throughout the day. Wump Mucket Puppets will get your competitive spirits running high with a performance at 2 p.m. FREE. No reservations required for 3rd Sunday Funday. Events do not include admission to the Museum or special exhibitions. Timed tickets available in advance at www.taftmuseum.org.

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AUGUST events requiring advance registration begin on page 48. FREE ONE PERSON’S TRASH

... is another person’s drawing! No objects are overlooked as the Junkman shares his collection of drawing materials with ages 6 - 12 and their parents. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Raptor, Inc., is on the scene with some interesting and unique information about birds of prey. Arrive early for some pre-program fun with the Kenton County Public Library at 9:30 a.m. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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Cincinnati Museum Center shares the fun of science and chemistry in this program for all ages. Arrive early for a preprogram with the Kenton County Public Library and stick around for a postprogram with Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 10 a.m.; a non-

perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE ARTIST TALK: SCHOOLS FOR THE CITY

This exhibit examines the buildings the Cincinnati Board of Education built from its beginning in 1829 up through World War II and demonstrates historic architecture’s value as a document of the city’s past. From small simple buildings, to civic showplaces, and on to obsolescence and reuse, public school buildings can teach us how our city grappled with changes including an influx of immigrants, adjustment to an auto-centric urban landscape, and changing construction technology. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE OHIO TREASURES

The pirate known as Captain Crewshanks is searching for treasure — help him learn about the treasures found in Ohio and show off your Buckeye pride with a special drawing activity complete with moving parts. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

presents Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy that tells the story of a Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches. Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Enjoy stories and crafts with the Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks this morning. Conservancy Park, Burlington Pike, Burlington; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: THE ART OF TRAVEL

Do Ho Suh’s exhibition Passages allows you to travel through the many places he’s lived in from all over the world. Make a tiny suitcase, paint a postcard and more in a travel-themed morning. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

fri 12 CINCY BLUES FEST

Enjoy three stages of amazing acts, including a stage just for local acts and a women’s showcase stage in this twoday festival of all things Blues. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 5 midnight Aug. 12, 4:30 - midnight Aug. 13; $20 per day or $35 for a two-day pass; cincybluesfest.org.

FREE MISS KATIE’S STORY TIME

All ages are invited to join Miss Katie on the LePage Stage for a special summertime story during the Oakley After Hours event. The store is open from 6 - 8 p.m., and Miss Katie’s story begins at 7 p.m. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT

Enjoy the musical stylings of Soul Pocket this evening in a free concert in the JosephBeth Booksellers parking lot. Crestview Hills Town Center, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 8 - 11 p.m.; 859-3417373 or shopcrestviewhillstowncenter. com/events.

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he Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. What happens when feuding fairies meddle in the love lives of humans? Comical adventures, mistaken identities, and a play-within-a-play! Children’s crafts and activities will precede the performance, which begins at 7 p.m. Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Ave.; 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.

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FREE 1940s DAY

Step back in time to the 1940s with live music, dancing, costumes and fun. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave.; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

BEE HAPPY: HUG A BUG DAY

It’s unBEElievable what would be missing from your summer picnic without the help of bees. Learn why these critters

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FREE CONCERTS AT CREEKSIDE ON THE ROAD

The Concert at Creekside Series has expanded to other communities. Tonight, enjoy Saffire Express’ take on contemporary, classic rock and country. Walton Park, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road, Walton; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE DANCE, ETC. FALL OPEN HOUSE

Take a tour of the facility, ask questions of instructors, and sign up for classes, all while enjoying activities for the kids and refreshments. Dance, Etc., 5985 Meijer Drive, Milford; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513576-1400 or dance-etc.com.

FREE INCLINE DISTRICT STREET FAIR

Enjoy artisan vendors, food trucks and local craft beer in a street fair designed to benefit the mission and ministry of Holy Family Parish. Holy Family Parish, 3001 Price Ave.; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; holyfamilycincinnati.org.

FREE INTERNATIONAL BABYWEARERS PLAY GATHERING

Meet other babywearing moms and learn about the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 12:15 - 2 p.m.; 513591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

FREE MILK GOES TO SCHOOL

The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at this storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book, Milk Goes to School. Fun activities to follow! Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

MINI MAKERS: FUN WITH FOSSILS

Ages 5 - 10 explore fossils and learn where they come from and how we use them to learn about the past. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2:30 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

REPTILIBRATION

Hola! Use stories and songs to learn some basic Spanish vocabulary. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy a free evening of music with Park Wayward Son. Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Ave.; 7 - 9 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

THE FLYING CIRCUS AIRSHOW

The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club brings back this event for its 56th year! Enjoy a model aeronautics extravaganza that celebrates air racing and features some exciting radio control model airplanes, including two turbine powered BAE Hawks flying in an exciting mirror image formation. Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 East Airport Drive, Hamilton; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14; gcrcc.net.

FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Bring the kids to check out all kinds of trucks! England Idlewild Park, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

Tennis fan? See the greats — as well as some up-and-coming greats — in this annual sporting event. Tournament runs through Aug. 21, visit the website for a complete schedule of match-ups. Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason; ticket prices vary, please visit site for details; wsopen.com.

FREE WIND CHIMES FOR NORTHSIDE

Stop by to make two ceramic wind chimes — one to keep and the other to donate to the Northside Home Tour in October. Purchases of a Home Tour Passport will have an opportunity to receive a Happen Wind Chime made by kids in the neighborhood! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc. com.

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FREE PJ PLAY TIME

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

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Celebrate all things reptile as you join the naturalist to meet, learn about, and touch these amazing creatures. 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

mon 15 SHAPES BY THE SEA

Ages 5 and younger explore the different kinds of shapes one can find near the sea. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

tue 16 GARDEN ART

What makes it art? What makes art good? Talk about some art, then relax behind an easel and do a little painting. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 16 - 21. 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.

FREE THE SHADOW KNOWS

Meet your shadow and learn why life would not be the same without it in Happen’s shadow game. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-7512345 or happeninc.com.

TOT TUESDAY

Why do we fly? How do we fly? Bring your tot to find out all the ways we travel through the sky with stories and crafts. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-4914003 or bcmuseum.org.

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FREE CREATE YOUR OWN DRAG RACER

Create a Drag Racer toy and put it to the test in a contest to see who can devise the fastest and most creative car. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc. com.

WILD WEDNESDAY: BATS!

Cincinnati Museum Center shares the exciting world of bats with families of all ages. Stick around after the program for a demo from Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10 a.m.; a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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FREE BROTHER NATURE AND CURVILINEAR SHAPES

Brother Nature teaches you a thing or two about shapes that are curvilinear — get ready to get back to nature and art! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc. com.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Enjoy an outdoor story time and crafts, thanks to Boone County Parks and the Boone County Public Library. Giles Conrad Park, 7500 River Road, Hebron; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Enjoy a free evening of jazz with Lovechild! 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: GARAGE SALE

Help the UnMuseum clean out their giant supply closet and have lots of fun with loads of materials. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FREE 2.016 COMMUNITY ART EXHIBIT

Join the opening reception that celebrates the artist in each of us with a first-time community art exhibit. Residents who live within 2.016 miles of CCAC are encouraged to submit their works of art. Exhibit runs through Sept. 3. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE BABY TOUR: BLACK AND WHITE

This 30-minute tour introduces you and your infant to the world of art with a look at the CAM designed to stimulate developing minds. Please note that

“Where Every Family Matters.”

strollers are not permitted. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

CAMPFIRE FUN

Bring your roasting sticks and s’mores supplies to roast over the fire, beginning at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., enjoy a program with live animals, songs, stories and more. Amphitheater, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Groesbeck; 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.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

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FREE FRENCH STORY TIME

Bonjour! Learn some simple French vocabulary through songs and stories. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 11 a.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

sat 20 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Please see “Spotlight” on page 41 for details.

FREE CONCERTS AT CREEKSIDE

The Summer Concert Series continues with Appalachian Grass this evening. Boone Woods Park , 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

DA VINCI JOURNALS

Kids in grade school through the pre-teen years learn about da Vinci’s journals, and get tips on how to create their own journal. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2:30 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FUN ON THE FARM

Enjoy farm fun the old-fashioned way — meet farm animals, play some games, make a craft, take a hayride, check out open hearth cooking, tours, vendors and more. Chrisholm MetroPark , 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 12 - 4 p.m.; $5 per vehicle plus a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

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The coolest superhero of them all drops by Happen to give a lesson in monochromatic art. Learn about Picasso’s blue period and make your own blue masterpiece. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m.; 513-751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE LEGO BUILD EVENT

Kids ages 6 and older are invited for a Lego Build during which they can explore their creativity during a teambuilding exercise. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 4 p.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE SCIENCE STORY TIME

Join a fun-filled story time with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and other activities follow. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Enjoy the rock and roll sounds of DV8 this evening while visiting Ault Park and enjoying food trucks, adult beverages and kid-friendly activities from 6 - 8 p.m. AultPark, 3600 Observatory Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m.; aultparkac.org.

FREE THE CITY FLEA

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

sun 21 A RETURN TO EDEN

Enjoy music, food, crafts for sale, and a fun day in Eden Park. Enjoy the last day of the summer floral display, Honey Bees in the Summer Breeze, and be a part of the closing ceremony for the Parks Games. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 12, free ages 1 - 4; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

FREE DA VINCI DESIGN CHALLENGE

Can you create a design like the famous Leonardo da Vinci? Find out in this unique challenge that tests your brain power. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 1 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

AUGUST events requiring advance registration begin on page 48. FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: SUMMER ART GAMES

Get into the Olympic spirit with a combination of art and competition. Design your own medal and participate in competitions throughout the day. Wump Mucket Puppets gets your competitive spirits running high with a performance at 2 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum. org.

FREE WEST CHESTER ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Stop by for sample dance classes, open gym times, an instrument petting zoo where students can try out all kinds of instruments, food, games, a bounce house, and live outdoor music by the Academy’s own students and teachers. West Chester Academy, Market Place Drive; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513829-2345 or westchesteracademy. com.

mon 22 JAMMING JELLYFISH

All your little tots are invited for a jamming good time as they wiggle and jiggle like a jellyfish. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Aug. 22 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE PORTRAIT POWER

Learn why no two faces are ever alike, and why it’s important to look different. Meet Happen’s Hall Monitor who is quick to give out detentions to people who don’t look the same — but in the end, he’ll learn a valuable lesson as kids draw their own self-portraits. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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FREE LITTLE TREASURES KIDS SALE

Northern Kentucky’s largest twice-ayear consignment sale promises new and delicately used clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, equipment, maternity item and more. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Aug. 24 - 28; nky.littletsale.com.

FREE MARBLE MANIA

Learn the classic game of marbles, make your own clay marbles, and meet the veteran marble champ, General Schmeneral. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

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FREE BACKGROUND SINGERS

Finally, the background takes center stage as the background singers show how important backgrounds are in art and music. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-7512345 or happeninc.com.

FREE PARTIES IN THE PJ LIBRARY PATCH

It’s a PJ Library Pool Party! Read at the Patch and then head to the outdoor infant/toddler splash pool. Enjoy a craft, snack and PJ Library story with your little one (parent or caregiver must attend with child). Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org.

FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Head to the stage for a fun story time and crafts! Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

TCT PRESENTS THE FRISCH MARIONETTES

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) hosts the Frisch Marionette Company’s production of The Jungle Book: The Story of Mowgli’s Fire. Bring the gang to watch a favorite tale come to life through intricate marionettes and original music, all while celebrating the Frisch Marionettes’ 20th season! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road; 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26, 2 and 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28; $10 in advance or $13 at the door; 513366-3574.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SUMMER SEND OFF

Say goodbye to a fabulous summer with a few favorite sunny things — decorate sunglasses, design beach balls, and paint with popsicles. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; free members, $5 per child nonmembers; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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AUGUST events requiring advance registration begin on page 48. WINGSPAN

What’s your wingspan? Why is it good to know? Learn about this interesting measurement in a program for grade schoolers through pre-teens. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 1 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

fri 26 TASTE OF OTR

Enjoy two days of food truck tasting, retailers, beverages for adults, and more, all to benefit homeless adults with mental illness at Tender Mercies. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 5 - 10 p.m. Aug. 26 and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Aug. 27; free admission, tastings and beverages available for purchase; tendermercies. org.

sat 27 BUTTERFLY HUNT

Join a local butterfly export on a butterfly count — please dress to be in the sun and to walk through tall grasses. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Program will be canceled in case of rain. Forest Run MetroPark, 1810 New London Road, Hamilton; 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE CREEKSIDE CONCERT ON THE ROAD

Bring the gang for a groovy sixties show, thanks to the Wulfe Brothers! Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE FOLD AND FLY

Stop by to make all kinds of paper airplanes with different types of paper and materials and let your creativity soar to new heights. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

FREE MEET A MINION

Bring the gang (and your cameras) to the Learning Express for a meet-and-greet with a Minion! Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; 859-331-2094 or learningexpress. com/stores/crestview-hills.

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Grades 1 - 6 blur the lines between art and science with a fun, handson activity. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 3 p.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Enjoy a free evening of music with the US Air Force Systems Go! Cardinal Meadow, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon 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 SUMMER READING TRIATHLON CLOSING CEREMONY

Join the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Reading Triathlon. Kids have been voting for their favorite hero and place in books all summer, and it’s time to announce the local and national Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners while kids enjoy fun activities and get a reward for their excellence in reading

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ROCK OF AGES

It’s a classic boy-meets-girl tale, set at the end of the 80s to all the hairband hits you loved. Drew is an aspiring rock star and Sherrie has just arrived in L.A. to seek fame and fortune as an actress — will the trials of a rock star life get in the way of their love? The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington; Aug. 13 - 28; call for ticket prices; 859-9571940 or thecarnegie.com.

SEUSSICAL JR.

Jersey Productions presents this onenight show featuring Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all

your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, as the kids from Camp Jersey show off their stuff. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 7 p.m. Aug. 13; $11 - $15; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

WEST SIDE STORY

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre will present their annual summer performance with this classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Covedale Center for Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; through Aug. 7; $12 - $16; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

over summer. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE THE O.F.F. MARKET

The O.F.F. Market is Oakley’s neighborhood monthly marketplace and the stomping ground for specialty food and beverage vendors, independent small businesses, artists, and farmers from across the region. Come get a taste of the culture and creativity of this city and make The O.F.F. Market part of your routine! The O.F.F. Market, 2980 Madison Road; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; theoffmarket.org.

WINE OVER WATER

Grown-ups are invited to join a fundraiser for Brighton Center in this event that features local and international wine tastings, scrumptious food, live entertainment and breathtaking views from the Purple People Bridge. Each guest receives a tasting glass and tickets, and can upgrade to a VIP experience (tickets are limited). Purple People Bridge, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $30 in advance, $35 at door, $15 extra for VIP experience; 859-4918303 ext. 2415 or brightoncenter.com/ wineoverwater.

FREE YOUNG ARTIST OPEN STUDIO

Teens are invited to hang out, mess around and geek out — kids can work on their own projects or use a prompt from the CAM to get started. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

daily listings is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

SUMMER SAUNTER

Join the naturalist for a summer stroll along the Gorge Trail to learn its history, flora, and fauna. Kreis Dam, 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.

mon 29 VIVID VEGGIES

Bring the littles for some fun and games that’s all about super-important veggies! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m.; free with admission (single museum $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free infants); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE EGYPTIAN TRAVEL: BOATS ON THE NILE

Take a trip down the Nile with yachtsman Reginald Nautilus III. Learn the different ways Egyptians traveled, and then create your own paper boat that you can then race against others! Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513751-2345 or happeninc.com.

MUD PIE MADNESS

FREE BIRD OF PREY OPEN HOUSE

Find out why mud is important to both humans and animals, then have a little hands-on mud-pie fun. Program held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 30 - Sept. 4. Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 10:45 a.m.; $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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Meet some avian ambassadors, learn about the important role that raptors play, and speak to the staff about Raptor, Inc.’s mission. Raptor, Inc., 961 Barg Salt Run Road; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-8253325 or raptorinc.org. Everyone is invited to join this annual 5K race that supports the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Run or walk through the Zoo on a chip-timed race, and enjoy a free Cub Run for ages 12 and younger. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 8 a.m.; $40 in advance for nonmembers; 513-2814700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

MOUNTAIN MUSIC JAM

FREE UPCYCLE AND RECYCLE ROYALS

The Happen King and Queen of turning something old into something new again are on the scene to help you do your part for art and the environment by using your imagination. Happen, Inc., 4201 Hamilton Ave.; 6 p.m.; 513-7512345 or happeninc.com.

Bring a chair or a blanket to listen to the informal jam sessions of some talented local musicians. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in. Indian Creek MetroPark, 3000 Indian Creek Road, Oxford; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices)

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2715 Reading Road 513-221-0981 • civicgardencenter.org •Baby Greens Little ones ages 0 - 4 are invited for a story or action poem, plus an exploration of the garden and a simple craft. 10 - 11 a.m. Aug. 19; $5.

•FREE Ashland Avenue Buddy Break RSVP to Stephanie.BuddyBreak@outlook.com. Buddy Break is a respite program for families with children with special needs, ages 2 - 16. Children participate with a one-on-one “buddy” in a variety of age-appropriate activities while parents get a much-needed break. 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.

•Junior Gardeners Ages 5 - 15 explore what’s happening outdoors with a snack and a seasonal craft. 2:30 - 4 p.m. Aug. 23; $5.

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My Doll and Me Camp Ages 7 - 14 learn about history while making crafts for their “minime” dolls and themselves. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 3; $40 members, $50 nonmembers.

•The Color Run Tropicolor™ World Tour Join the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” a unique paint race that features palm trees, arches, island-style music, and tons of fun, all to benefit the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation. 9 a.m. Aug. 6; $39.99.

BETHESDA NORTH HOSPITAL 10500 Montgomery Road 513-475-4500 • trihealth.com

•Birthing With Ease This unique childbirth series explodes the myth that suffering must accompany labor. 6:45 p.m. Wed in Aug.; $200 for eight-week package. •Happiest Baby on the Block Learn about the “off-switch” for crying babies and help soothe your fussy infant. 6:45 p.m. Aug. 8; $50.

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3054 Madison Road 513-731-2665 • bluemanateebooks.com •Back to School Bash Ages 5 - 9 ring in the new school year with some favorite school stories and a craft ready to fill with delicious treats that you can keep for yourself or share with your teacher. Aug. 9; $5. Make a Mess RSVP by Aug. 12. Join Ms. Anne to explore your creative side with your little one, ages 2 - 4. 10 a.m. Aug. 15; $10. •Dog Days of Summer Ages 3 - 5 celebrate National Dog Day with stories and a craft — it’s a barking good time! 11 a.m. Aug. 26; $3.

CINCINNATI FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER 4244 Hamilton Ave. 513-591-2332 • theplaceforfamilies.com

•Tummy2Tummy Learn about the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier, meet other baby-wearing moms, and try a few samples to see what works for you. 11 a.m. Aug. 13; donations accepted. •Breastfeeding Realities Learn about the common problems mothers encounter while breastfeeding and get answers to all your questions in this gathering led by a certified lactation consultant. 1 - 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20; $35. •Work & Play If you’re a parent who works at home on freelance projects, consider setting up shop at CFEC — childcare is provided while you work onsite. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tue and Fri in Aug; $10 per hour.

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Local girls pose with their dolls at a My Doll and Me Camp at Behringer-Crawford Museuem. •Toddler Times Help prepare your 2-year-old for the preschool experience as you explore all the skills necessary for beginning school. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wed in Aug; $20 per day. •Playful Learning A great alternative or addition to preschool, kids ages 3 - 5 build, dance, experiment, imagine, create, explore and play. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon and Fri in Aug.; $25 per day. •Parent Baby Yoga Bring your baby for some yoga poses that strengthen you physically, as well as your bond with baby. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; $50 for five weeks or $12 per class.

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

Daily admission $9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12, free ages 3 and younger

•Creek Romp Take a guided, in-the-stream hike at Long Branch Farm and Trails to search for mussels, crayfish, fossils, and other wonders. Most water is 24 inches deep but there are spots that are waist-deep for adults. Bring old sneakers or other stream shoes and old towels. Best for ages 6 and older. 2 - 4 p.m. Aug. 6; $3 members, $10 nonmembers. •Creek Splash for Preschoolers Little ones can explore the shallow part of the stream to look for crayfish, minnows, frogs and more. Please wear old clothes and shoes that can get wet. Best for ages 4 - 6 with an adult. 2 - 4 p.m. Aug. 28; $3 members, $5 nonmembers.

CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY CENTER 513-321-5186 • cincinnatiobservatory.org

•Starlit Picnic Adults are invited to a romantic picnic opportunity — bring your blanket, food and drinks for an outdoor meal by sunset, listen to music as the Moon rises, and then enjoy dessert under the stars, along with a tour of the historic buildings and a viewing of the stars (weather permitting). 7 - 10 p.m. Aug. 13; $30 (benefitting the Observatory’s outreach education program).

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•Toilet Training Without Tears Learn the physical, intellectual and psychological readiness signs, how to deal with regression and accidents, and discuss whether a reward system is right for your family. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 6; $30.

GOVERNOR BEBB METROPARK 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana 513-867-5835 • yourmetroparks.net

A valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park

•Night Time Exploration Take a night hike, explore the stars, and enjoy some sensory activities. Bring a blanket or chair to view the night sky. 9 - 11 p.m. Aug. 12.

LANGSFORD LEARNING ACCELERATION CENTER

9402 Towne Square Ave., Blue Ash 513-531-7400 • langsfordcenter.com/RSVP •FREE What Parents Should Know About Reading and Comprehension Do you have concern for a struggling reader? In our communities, about 20 percent of the population has difficulty learning to read. This presentation simplifies the complex process of reading by explaining the five critical skills that support successful reading. Learn about the developmental path of successful readers, the root causes of reading difficulties, and why some good readers struggle with comprehension. 12:30 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Aug. 30.

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•Elementary, My Dear Parky RSVP two days in advance. From llamas and bunnies to snakes and turkeys, the animal collection at Parky’s Farm has some clues to tell. Discover their unique features while deciphering a mystery. Optional package includes playtime and a wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 9 and 11; $2 program only, $6 per child and $4 per adult for package.

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•Fishing Fever RSVP two days in advance. Learn the basics of fishing and then test your skills in the catch-and-release pond. Optional package includes playtime and a wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 12, 9 and 11 a.m. Aug. 19; $3 program only, $7 per child and $5 per adult for package.

•Sunrise Kayak RSVP by Aug. 5 and 19. Ages 8 and older are invited to kayak on the lake as the sun rises (children must be accompanied by an adult). 6:30 - 8 a.m. Aug. 7 and 21; $14.

•FREE Mega Sports Camp Grades K - 5 can enjoy baseball, basketball, cheerleading, soccer and more, including a special preschool sampler class. Prizes given away daily, and free T-shirts to children who pre-register. Please note that space is limited. 6 9 p.m. Aug. 1 - 4.

•Farmer For a Day RSVP two days in advance. Kids get a behind-the-scenes look at the secrets of keeping the livestock happy and healthy. Optional package includes playtime and a wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 16; $2 program only, $6 per child and $4 per adult for package.

2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills 859-331-2094 learningexpress.com/stores/crestview-hills •FREE Friendship Day Bring a friend and make some crafts together! 2 p.m. Aug. 7. •Princesses and Superheroes Don your best princess or superhero outfit and RSVP for a fun night of painting. 6 p.m. Aug. 15; please call for price.

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8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 • mayersonjcc.org •Carbs: Fuel to Succeed Adults can learn the purpose of carbs, differentiate between types of carbohydrate foods, timing of consumption, and discuss myths and facts regarding carbs in this session led by the J’s Registered Dietitian, Emily Ludwig MS, RD, LD. 6 p.m. Aug. 9; free to members, $15 public. •Great Faiths: Explored & Explained Explore religions represented in Cincinnati, as well as the history of Jewish people, cultures and beliefs. By learning more about religions and spirituality, find out how much fascinating faiths have in common and how much they differ. 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 15 and 24; $10 per tour plus lunch. •FREE Stress and the Impact on Your Health Grown-ups can learn more about how the body reacts to stress, how it can be positive, and how it can become negative. Learn how to prevent the effects of negative stress and get tips for handling stress when it arises. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23. •PJ Library Park Day at Camp Livingston Families can spend the day at Camp Livingston (4998 Nell Lee Road, Bennington, IN) enjoying PJ Library activities and camp games. Lunch will be provided. 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 28; $10 per person.

MIAMI WHITEWATER FOREST 9001 Mt. Hope 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

•Night Bike Ride RSVP by Aug. 10. Ride the Shaker Trace Trail once or twice during the sunset and experience the park after hours. Front/back lights and helmets are required. 8 p.m. Aug. 12; $6.

PARKY’S FARM AT WINTON WOODS

•Barnyard Friends Puppet Show RSVP two days in advance. Meet some barnyard friends and discover what makes each of them special, then meet the real deal! Optional package includes playtime and wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 17; $2 program only, $6 per child and $4 per adult for package.

•Outdoor Archery RSVP by Aug. 3 and 26. Ages 8 and older learn the basics of shooting a compound bow on the outdoor range before target practice. 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 1 p.m. Aug. 28; $15.

•Evening Kayak Float RSVP by Aug. 8 and 14. Ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult, can get some pointers on kayaking before heading onto the lake. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 16; $14. •Friday Night Float RSVP by Aug. 17. Ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult, enjoy a relaxing kayak outing on a summer evening. 7:30 - 9 p.m. Aug. 19; $14.

•Hook, Line & Sinker RSVP two days in advance. Explore fish tackle, experiment with bait, and test your skills at hooking a fish in the catch-and-release pond. Optional package includes playtime and wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 18; $2 program only, $6 per child and $4 per adult for package.

SAGE MAMA

3033 Riverside Drive 920-675-9662 • sagemama.org •Modern Breastfeeding & Education Gillian Foreman and her team are creating a safe space for moms to gather and find peer support facilitated by non-judgmental, working moms who will cry, laugh and listen along with you. The group is a six-week closed group, limited to 12 women. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15; $120.

SEBALD PARK

5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown 513-867-5835 • yourmetroparks.net

A valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park

•L.E.A.P. Into the Wild RSVP by July 26. Ages 3 - 5 explore science through animals, fossils, plants, creeking and more. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Aug. 1; $10 residents, $15 non-residents. •Destination Outdoors RSVP by July 26. Kids can pack a sack lunch and explore science as found in nature. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 1, 2; $40 residents, $50 non-residents.

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10073 Daly Road 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org

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•Pony Pals RSVP two days in advance. Help make the ponies and their tack shine! Optional package includes time to play in the Playbarn and a wagon ride. 9 a.m. Aug. 2 and 18; $2 program only, $6

•Dinner Theater Series Enjoy a night out with a production of Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart — a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance and leadership. Best for ages 10 and older. 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. Aug. 12; $40 per person (includes dinner).

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

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

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