AUGUST events requiring advance registration begin on page 48.
FREE SPANISH STORY TIME
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 31 for details.
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.
(“Things to Do” continues on page 44)
Cincinnati Family magazine August 2016