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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Cincinnati Family magazine August 2016