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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.
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.
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.
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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