AUGUST events requiring advance registration begin on page 48. RHEA LANA’S CONSIGNMENT EVENT
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.
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.
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.
Please see “Spotlight” on page 34 for details.
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.
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
Please see “Spotlight” on page 32 for details.
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.
FREE ARTVENTURES ARTSTOP
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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Cincinnati Family magazine August 2016