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Parents chat about taking kids to see shows.

cincinnati news

Shakespeare in the parks; Rockin' Jump August specials; Freestore Foodbank's duck challenge; Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's appreciation days.

12 kids' health

Don't mess around with your child's strep throat.

14 family getaway

Take a stroll through Fernbank Park.

View from the Seats Going to the theater with kids is sort of like taking them on an airplane ... unless the show and experience is "just right!"

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Having Fun at Museums for Kids Not all area museums are "don't touch" places. Some of them welcome your kids' interactive explorations!

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nce Baby starts feeding himself spoon to mouth, the growing away from you begins. Your clinging on does, too. After all, you’re charged with the care and upkeep of this small soul for years to come. You’ll want to manage his life for a long time, but the human experience has other plans — I know. I have four children, and three of their bodies are adult size. My fourth is growing tall and reedy and still getting taller. It doesn’t matter if your kids are wild, sweet, funny, serious, outgoing or quiet — love opens your mother heart far and wide into places you never knew and you love your kids with an undeniable fierceness for your entire life. As you watch them climb, swim, run, leap, crash, race, swing and catapult, your heart marvels and wonders, palpitates and panics. You have no choice but to be steeped like a drenched tea bag right in the middle of their lives. It is marvelous … if you play it right. Huh? Play it right? Well, you can cling too much. You can hasten their growth away from you if you’re needy and insist on a lot of rules. Your kids will sense that you won’t let them do this, you won’t let them do that — and they’ll eventually do what they want anyway, on the sly. Or, you can raise a kid so accustomed to your deciding and doing everything for him that he can’t do anything for himself; he has to consult you first. If possible, simply become your child’s “bumper” in the bowling alley of life. Encourage a sense of freedom; freedom makes us happy. I made a point with each of my kids to teach them the wonder of being on your own in the world. On walks at the park together, I’d let my little ones loose saying, “GO!” And they’d run, run, run in total freedom. Faces flushed, they’d all eventually stop and look back for Mama. In our living room, we’d turn up music and dance, freely, improvising moves, doing whatever, free to express ourselves — no rules. Kids are not born in boxes, but soon enough the world enters in with rules, ideas, expectations ... and boxes that it wants you inside of so you are controlled. Part of your role as a mom is to get your child out of those boxes so he’s free to express himself and think creatively. So don’t cling on too much or make too many rules thinking you’re keeping them safe. One child at a time, you will have to let them go. Once your baby starts doing things for himself, it’s time to monitor and to begin the unfolding ... not the molding. With your secure self ... he will mold himself. And when you let him go one day ... he will go freely, loving you, and it WILL be beautiful.

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EEK! TAKING KIDS TO THE THEATER? Moms share tips for those times when you take your kids to a show and you don’t want them to disrupt the performance: Reward Them

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“We reward our children midway with a sucker or snack for keeping a low voice during a show. I also cue them visually to remind them we’re in a no voice/whisper voice environment.”

“We are on our third season as Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati subscribers. It truly helps! Start them out in an environment which has other children setting the ‘example.’ Let them be squirmy and chatty before the play. Talk a lot beforehand about theatre etiquette and of course, start a tradition. I always pack a drink and Twizzlers. Theater is much more engaging than any show or video; part of the excitement will help to keep them engaged.”

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Give Them Something to Look For “Tell them, ‘Watch for these three things to happen during the play’ (assuming you know the story) and give them candies when one happens and the kiddos recognize it.” Sarah Thomson Pitzer

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FALL FUN WITH ROCKIN’ JUMP The kids are heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of opportunities to blow off steam and have fun! Rockin’ Jump, the area’s newest indoor trampoline center (8350 Colerain Ave.), is offering specials for all ages through the year. Teens can enjoy Rockin’ Fridays from 8 - 10 p.m., when admission is $18. All ages can jump for $18 from 9 - 11 p.m. every Saturday night. Got a Wednesday off? Enjoy two hours of jump time for $16 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. And finally, bring the toddlers for Rockin’ Tots — 8 - 10 a.m. every Monday through Saturday one adult and one child can jump for just $12 during a time reserved just for them. Get the scoop on more specials at cincinnati.rockinjump.com.

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SHAKESPEARE IN CINCINNATI Would thee like more Shakespeare? Head to Cincinnati Museum Center beginning Friday, Aug. 25 for the SHAKESPEARE AND THE QUEEN CITY exhibit. Featuring an original First Folio — the first published collection of the Bard’s works — see items from local organizations to learn how the Bard’s works have made their way from stage to schools to movies. The exhibit includes staged programming where visitors can explore scenery, props, scripts and try out actual stage directions. Learn more at cincymuseum.org.


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DON’T MESS AROUND WITH STREP By Sherry Hang

Most sore throats in kids are viral, but they WILL see strep and you WILL be ready!

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chool’s starting up again, and with that comes multiple viruses and bacterial infections, including the dreaded strep throat. We chatted with Kathryn O’Malley, M.D., F.A.A.P., from Muddy Creek Pediatrics, on the basics of strep throat. We also learned (as will you) about why it’s important to treat strep with antibiotics and to complete the full course of treatment, i.e. don’t let that pink bubblegum medicine get lost in the back of your refrigerator! Cincinnati Family: What makes Strep throat different from other infections like tonsillitis? Kathryn O’Malley: Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) can be caused by either viruses or bacteria. Most sore throats are caused by viruses. Streptococcus Group A is the most common bacterial cause, and about three out of 10 children with a sore throat will have strep. Sore throats caused by viruses do not need antibiotics. Sore throats caused by bacteria require

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GET A CLOSER LOOK antibiotics. Strep is most common in school-age children. CF: What symptoms should parents watch for and at what point should the child see a doctor? KO: Parents should watch for moderate to severe sore throat, a fever of at least 101 degrees Fahrenheit, swollen glands in the neck, not wanting to eat or drink anything and vomiting. Sometimes you can see redness in the back of the throat. Sore throats caused by viruses typically have other respiratory, cold-like symptoms like a runny nose, cough, hoarse voice and red watery eyes. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell the difference between sore throats caused by viruses and Strep throat (even for the doctor!) because the symptoms overlap a lot. White spots (exudate) on the tonsils can be associated with both Strep pharyngitis and viral pharyngitis. Only testing can definitively give a real answer: either an overnight throat culture, or a rapid antigen

test followed by an overnight throat culture if the rapid test is negative. If your child has fever and a sore throat, go to the doctor to check for strep throat (that day, if possible). If there is no fever and the sore throat has cold-like symptoms associated with it, wait two to three days and if not better or worsening, see the doctor. Parents should take any child to the emergency room (or call an ambulance if severe) if he is having trouble breathing or swallowing/ choking on secretions, drooling excessively or having a stiff neck. CF: What happens if strep throat goes untreated? KO: It’s important to finish the entire course of antibiotics even if all symptoms are gone in the first day or two. While Group A Strep can resolve on its own without treatment, the antibiotic reduces the length of the symptoms and helps reduce the spread of the germs to others. Another goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of complications of

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ount to 100. No, 200,” the kids urged, before running to hide for a game of Hide and Seek. They hid under slides, inside slide tubes and beneath canopies. At “100,” a shout of “Ready or not, here I come” was followed by delighted squeals and running, while moms and grandparents watched the happy chaos from surrounding benches. The impromptu game of Hide and Seek happened in the playground area of Fernbank Park. Located at 50 Thornton Avenue, on Cincinnati’s west side, the park is just minutes from downtown, almost directly off Route 50. (Strangely, Siri took us to a blocked entrance, so follow the signs before turning in!) Cross over the railroad tracks and turn left into the 58-acre park. We passed the first lot, and parked in the one closer to the playground, bike rack, restrooms and water fountain. In addition to being a great place for Hide and Seek, the playground might also be a training ground for future American Ninja Warriors, with its many slides, rings, and monkey bars, along with a hand trolley

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zipline, kid-sized rock wall, balance beam and more. Additionally, there’s a smaller-scale play area designed for the 2- to 5-year-old set. The Lovely River Fernbank’s greatest attraction is its spectacular view. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, the park offers a paved trail along its shoreline. Leashed dogs and owners joined walkers and runners the evening we visited; bicyclists seemed to especially enjoy the gentle slopes. Kids on scooters were cautioned by parents to “wait at the next tree” while they strolled behind. At 1.2 miles long, the trail takes visitors beneath shady trees, over a footbridge, and most importantly, beside the lovely river. We visited following a day of rain, so the park’s other path, the Sycamore Trail, proved too slippery to explore. It runs through the woods for a mile with peeks of the river through the trees. It’s rated “easy” and takes about a half hour to walk. Care to Drop a Line? In addition to the trails, another attraction at Fernbank is its bank fishing. Anglers are most likely to catch catfish, though bass and

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walleye also live in the water. Kids 15 and younger are welcome to bank fish without cost, but anyone older than 16 needs an Ohio Fishing License, which can be purchased for one day, three day or annual usage. We didn’t do any fishing, but we did the next best thing — we sat on a bench, watched the river and relaxed. While watching the boats, barges and currents, I enjoyed bird watching, too. While I could only identify a cardinal with any certainty, nearby signage indicated that the bird I saw with a hint of blue might have been an indigo bunting. Additionally, the area provides homes for hawks, ospreys and even eagles, owls and more. Hungry visitors at or near Fernbank Park have a couple of options. There are plenty of picnic tables scattered throughout the park, along with a roomy shelter with grills. You’ll find fast food nearby, but turn right at the exit and enjoy more river views at Cabana on the River. It’s an outdoor bar and restaurant featuring pub food, live music and a fun atmosphere. Barbara Littner David is a local writer and mother of five. She’s the author of Cincinnati Trips for Kids.

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View from the seats

A little girl enjoys a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Kids at the theater? Sure! Help them learn how to be a savvy audience member with a little pre prep and practice.

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who actually loves to go! “Part of our jobs as adults is to give kids the tools they need to succeed,” says Roderick Justice, producing artistic director for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT). That means making sure kids are prepped to watch a show. Of course simple things like staying seated and not kicking seats are important, but you can also say, “We watch the show with our

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BEYOND THE BASICS

Preparing your child for a live show is not just about etiquette, Justice says. It’s natural for kids to have questions about where you are taking them and then once there, about what’s happening on


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stage. Justice says to take time beforehand to explain to your child what the show’s about and what’s going to happen. You can say, for instance, “We’re going to see Mary Poppins. We’ve watched that on TV, but now we’re going to see it on the stage!” This preps your child in a wonderful way. You can even play the music before hand to build her enthusiasm. Also prior to seeing a show, give your child ideas on what to look for, and encourage her to save her questions for intermission or after the show. With a little prep kids can feel ready for things like the theater going dark, special effects, bright lights and loud noises, and even a wicked character or two. TCT offers a play-by-play guide for productions on its website (thechildrenstheatre. com). The guides can be a big help in preparing kids prior to seeing a show. Of course, a treat in the theater can be helpful to kids — just make sure wrappers are unwrapped before the show begins!

PRACTICE GOING

There are lots of kid-friendly shows to see in our area, so start with one of those before taking your child to, say, the opera. “The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is the perfect place to take risks!” says Justice. With inexpensive shows only one hour long, produced specifically for young audiences, TCT is a definite go-to for theater newbies. Actors are trained not to be thrown off-guard by audience reactions. This season’s MainStage lineup includes Peter Pan Jr. (Oct. 21 - 30); Cinderella (Dec. 9 - 18); Dreamworks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (Feb. 10 - 19, 2018);

and Mary Poppins (April 7 - 16, 2018). If your child’s ready for a more intimate setting, check out the Showtime Stage series, in the 150-seat theatre at TCT’s new facility on Red Bank Road. Be sure to visit the website before attending for helpful tips on what to do if she becomes restless during a performance (hint: think about purchasing seats near the back of the theatre for a quick escape to the lobby if needed!). The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Lollipop concerts (cincinnatisymphony.org) are another great opportunity for little ones. “I promise it will be louder than your kids!” Justice says. This year’s lineup includes The Polar Express: A Musical Storybook (Nov. 25), Mozart’s Neighborhood (Feb. 3, 2018), and Lemony Snicket: The Composer is Dead (April 28, 2018). Although they’re not live, movies are another good place to practice, says Justice. “If kids can sit through a Disney movie, they can make it through a one-hour performance.” Story times at local libraries are another great source for practicing with kids. Check library schedules for the ArtReach touring division, along with performances from local groups like Madcap Puppets (madcappuppets. com), Wump Mucket Puppets (wumpmucketpuppets.com) or the Frisch Marionettes (frischmarionettes.com). Or, check out TCT in Story Tree Time at Cincinnati Museum Center (cincymuseum.org).

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Check out these venues and organizations for upcoming live performances: Acting Up Children’s Theatre (actingup.com) is a volunteer theatre organization that offers kids the chance to see their peers on stage with productions that features casts of dozens of young actors. The Beechmont Players (beechmontplayers.org) is a volunteer community theatre group that offers a range of productions for all ages, including plays like The Secret Garden and the upcoming James and the Giant Peach at the Anderson Center from Aug. 4 - 12. The Children’s Theatre of Mason (childrenstheatreofmason. com) is another local organization that puts children onstage as well as behind-the-scenes, working on set building, crew members and more. Cincinnati Ballet’s (cballet. org) annual presentation of Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker is ideal for young audiences, but don’t count out their other productions, especially their springtime performance, Family Series: Beauty and the Beast, coming in April 2018. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s (cincyplay.com) Off the Hill series is a traveling theater series that takes short, kid-friendly performances to local libraries,

community centers, arts centers and more. Get this season’s schedule online. Fitton Family Fridays at the Fitton Center (fittoncenter.org) include everything from plays by local theater groups to interactive concerts and even national comedy acts. It’s a good time for all with a reception before the show to get kids warmed up. Inspiring Arts Productions (inspiringartsproductions.com) offers family-friendly performances, including this month’s Crazy For You, a toe-tapping sendup to the work that goes into putting on the biggest show a small-town has ever seen. The Linton Chamber of Music (lintonmusic.org) offers a fun musical series called Peanut Butter n’ Jam for ages 2 - 6 and their families. Kids get to learn about individual instruments in these interactive concerts held at various venues throughout the city. UC Clermont’s Calico Children’s Theatre series (ucclermont.edu/community/ arts/calico-theatre.html) offers an affordable intro to theater with productions designed to spark curiosity and impart valuable lessons. Get this season’s lineup online. Inspring Arts Productions performs Crazy for You this month.

Sherry Hang is editor for this publication.

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a trailor pieced together with signs from Route 66; “Deep Space,” featuring a beautifully colored and immersive dome; and “Wobble,” a furry piece of art that simulates the safety of a cocoon. Each artwork in the UnMuseum is a sensory-filled experience for kids of all ages. Strollers are welcome, and there are diaper changing stations in the 6th floor restrooms. Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at Bottle & Basket in the CAC lobby.

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ART PLAY SUMMER SEND OFF UnMuseum at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) 44 E. 6th St., Cincinnati contemporaryartscenter.org Thursday, Aug. 31 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost is free members, $5 non-members Call 513-345-8504 or e-mail ehardin-klink@ contemporaryartscenter.org to register. Every Thursday (minus Thanksgiving), 3- to 6-yearolds gather in the UnMuseum to explore their artistic sides during Art Play. August themes vary weekly, from creating art inspired by stained glass to making art from everyday objects. The final Art Play of summer, a variety of crafts will be offered. Afterward, stay and relax with free kid-friendly yoga or browse through the masterpieces on display at the UnMuseum. The UnMuseum houses works such as “Rockin’ Trailor,”

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Rosenthal Education Center at Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati cincinnatiartmuseum.org Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost is free. Registration is not required. The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) is a haven for little art enthusiasts. The center is stocked with art supplies and hands-on activities. Check out one of the weekly REC Reads programs, a 30-minute event where toddlers and preschoolers hear stories, sing songs and participate in immersive sensory activities. Then, stay and explore the current “pattern and texture” theme at the REC. The CAM is friendly towards young Picasso’s. Family restrooms are located on the ground and first floors, and all handicap accessible restrooms are equipped with diaper changing stations. Strollers are permitted, but you can borrow a free one from a limited supply near the main entrance. You can also check out a “See Play Learn Kit” from the visitors services desk, to get the most of your visit. These borrowed kits include a map, flashcards with critical thinking questions, a puppet, binoculars, a magnetic puzzle, two children’s books about art and a sketchbook with pencils. If you

work up an appetite, the Terrace Cafe offers lunches, or pack a picnic for nearby Eden Park.

THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike St., Cincinnati taftmuseum.org Sunday, Aug. 20, 1 - 4 p.m. Cost is free. Registration is not required. Join the Taft Museum of Art as it celebrates man’s best friend during August Sunday Funday. Create canine-themed crafts, browse pup-filled artwork, and at 2 p.m., get up close and personal with a furry friend from the SPCA. The Taft Museum of Art is a family friendly museum with programs for newbie museum visitors. Single strollers are allowed at the Taft, and snacks are available for purchase at the Lindner Family Cafe. Every third Sunday is a Funday, so mark your calendars. Also, make sure to check out Taft Jr., returning in September, with your 3- to 5-year-olds. Kids learn all about museum etiquette as they hear a story, observe and create art.

TOT TUESDAYS: AIRPLANES Behringer Crawford Museum 1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY bcmuseum.org Tuesday, Aug. 15 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost is $9 adults, $5 children, free members (plus $1 craft fee per child). Registration is not required. Join this monthly program designed to prepare preschoolers for school by providing reading readiness and socialization. Airplanes are the August theme for Tot Tuesday; your preschooler will love hearing airplane tales and crafting a

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winged wonder. Strollers are permitted at the museum; a family restroom is available on the first floor, and the third floor restrooms are all equipped with diaper changing stations. Exhibits focus on trains, planes and automobiles, with many hands-on components for little ones. Outside, investigate the NaturePlay playspace which explores local plants and insects. It also houses a fossil dig pit, log cabin, flat boat and a cave. Hungry? Pack a picnic for nearby Devou Park, and take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

SEW WHAT?! BEAN BAGS IN KIDSPACE Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati cincymuseum.org Saturday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Cost is $8.50 adults, $6.50 children, $4.50 toddlers, free members. Registration is not required. Cincinnati Museum Center may be currently under construction, but the Duke Energy Children’s Museum (DECM) is open, and the new KidSPACE helps kids construct super-cool crafts. This new area encourages science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on activities A child explores an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center.


and crafts. The Sew WHAT?! program encourages kids to create their own bean bags, too. Kids can also pick up groceries, mail a letter and fill up their tank in Kids Town. Or, mosey on over to the Little Sprouts Farm to chug along at a train table, sort fruits and veggies, climb up and slide down the barn, or even ride a car that’s transporting chickens. Also located in the Little Sprouts

Farm is the Parent Resource Center, a quiet place to read (or check out) parenting books provided by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It’s an ideal spot for nursing mothers seeking privacy. Pack a meal to be enjoyed in the DECM lobby, or buy one from the food and refreshment cart. Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and three sons and is a freelance writer for this publication.

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3380 Beaver Road Union, KY 41091 parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/ big-bone-lick/ Visit the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology to view fossil specimens at the Big Bone Lick Museum, and then explore the beautiful state park. Make sure to walk the bison trail to meet the largest North American land mammal.

100 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/hof/ Admission: $10 adults, $8 student pass, free ages 4 and younger Practice your pitch, become a game announcer, and slide for home in the Kids Clubhouse play area. This museum will be a big hit for your little fan.

CINCINNATI FIRE MUSEUM 315 W. Court St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 cincyfiremuseum.com Admission: $8 adults, $6 ages 7 - 17, free ages 6 and younger Ring the alarm and sound the sirens. Kids love sliding down the fire pole and gazing upon vintage fire engines. Brush up on your fire safety with a visit to the Safe House, and make an emergency exit plan with your family. A trip to the fire museum could literally save your life.

ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION 7379 Squire Court West Chester, OH 45069 entertrainmentjunction.com Admission: $13.95 adults, $9.95 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger Guests of ALL ages will delight in the details of the miniatures and models in the world’s largest train display. Learn about the history of locomotives in the American Railroad Museum, while little engineers operate a choo-choo on the Kids Express and enjoy Narrow Gauge Kids Train rides. Burn off even more steam in Imagination Junction, a 5,000square-foot-train-themed play area, then fuel up in the cafe.

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INDIANAPOLIS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

2600 Deweese Pkwy. Dayton, OH 45414 boonshoftmuseum.org Admission: $14.50 adults, $11.50 ages 3 - 17 Preschoolers will enjoy the Kids Place, older kids will think the Hall of the Universe is out of this world, and everyone will enjoy the Discovery Zoo critters.

3000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716 childrensmuseum.org Admission prices vary This Children’s Museum is so amazing that even dinosaurs are trying to get in. Kid friendly exhibits range from topics such as space, dinosaurs, trains, Hot Wheels, the circus, travel and history.

COSI 333 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 cosi.org Admission: $20 adults, $15 ages 2 - 12, free for Cincinnati Museum Center members Toddlers enjoy sensory experiences at the Kidspace, which includes a farm, grocery store, doctors office and water play area. Unlocking the mysteries of H2O amazes everyone at the Oceans exhibit, or you can blast off in the Space exhibit. If you’re an adventure seeker, take a ride on a unicycle two stories above the ground.

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER 727 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 kysciencecenter.org Admission: $13 adults, $11 children, free for Cincinnati Museum Center members Exhibits like Science in Play, The World Around Us, The World Within Us, and The World We Create keep little scientists busy making discoveries all day. Check out an educational film on their four-story movie screen while you’re there, too.

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600-B Reading Road, Mason 513-398-0353 masondance.com Mason Dance Center provides an opportunity for anyone ages 3 - adult to discover the joys of dance. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pre-professional ballet, pre-dance combos, adult classes. Summer camps forming soon – sign up now!

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7398 Liberty One Drive, Liberty Township 513-779-0135 sdastudios@aol.com We are committed to finding and nurturing the beautiful dancer in every student by providing a comprehensive dance learning experience based upon a solid foundation of technique training and quality performing opportunities. We work hard to provide a safe, wholesome, positive, and challenging atmosphere of friendship, guidance, and encouragement that enables our students to achieve their highest potential and become the very best dancer they can be. We believe in our students and we believe in ballet!

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600 Dalton Ave., Cincinnati 513-421-8909 bgcgc.org The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati has been building great futures for kids who need a safe and positive place to go after school. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 513-683-4757 cmhschool.com Our camps offer a variety of arts, crafts, nature, science, drama, and fun activities for children ages 3 - 12 on our beautiful 7+ acre campus. Camps are led by experienced CMH staff who are eager to share their passion for learning and having fun with our campers. Childcare is available after day camp until 5:30 p.m. to accommodate working families. Camp dates: Weeks of Jun. 19, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, and Jul. 24. Visit our website to see all our camps. Reserve your space NOW!

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ANIMALS ALIVE

Discover what kinds of animals may live in your own backyard and meet a few up close. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and 11 a.m. Aug. 11; 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 CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Head to the Discovery Center for an afternoon story full of songs, puppets, refreshments and fun. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 2 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 513-644-0900 or liberty-center.com.

FREE CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN

Enjoy classic cars, great music, good eats and shopping as hundreds of car owners display their vehicles in the parking lot behind WG Kitchen & Bar. Bridgewater Falls, 3385 Princeton Road, Hamilton; 5 - 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 513-895-6800 or shopbridgewaterfalls.com.

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Visit the indoor celebration of Thomas the Train with Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, a scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts, along with the indoor kids’ train ride. Thomas is on display through Sept. 10. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court; tickets start at $9.95 for children, $11.95 for seniors, and $13.95 for adults; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

FREE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Enjoy fun-filled activities in this nationwide stand against crime. Owl’s Nest Park, 1984 Madison Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; d2nno.com.

FREE POP UP PLAY

Bring your mini-yogis to the park for a free kids’ yoga class with The Yoga Bar. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m.; washingtonpark.org.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Head to the park for outdoor musical entertainment. This month’s lineup includes Pete Wagner Band (Aug. 1); Monday Night Big Band (Aug. 8); Blair Carman (Aug. 15); and P&G Big Band (Aug. 22). Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Road; 7 - 9 p.m.; blueash.com.

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Learn how you can drink vegetables, fruits and herbs as you explore the history and etiquette of teatime. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 1 - 6. 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.

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HUMP DAY CONCERT

Enjoy family-friendly live musical entertainment outdoors with performances from The McCartney Project (Aug. 2), Square Thirteen (Aug. 9) and Parrots of the Caribbean (Aug. 16). 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.

LITTLE TYKES

It’s creek day for ages 3 - 6. Walk the fossil-filled stepping stones to look for salamander larvae, frogs, fish and more. Locust Dell picnic area, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 11 a.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MOVIES UNDER MOONLIGHT

Head to the park for a free screening of Monsters, Inc. (Aug. 2); Up (Aug. 9); Toy Story (Aug. 16); Tarzan (Aug. 23); and Finding Nemo (Aug. 30). Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 513-6440900 or liberty-center.com.

FREE REC READS

Bring toddlers and preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs and sensory activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

FREE STORYTIME

Ages 5 and younger are invited to a storytime full of songs, and new books and old classics. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; Mon, Wed and Fri at 10:30 a.m., and Sat at 11 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE SUMMER CINEMA

Head to the park with your blanket for a free screening of Up (Aug. 2); La La Land (Aug. 9); The Karate Kid (Aug. 16); Homeward Bound (Aug. 23);

and Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 30). Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 9 p.m.; washingtonpark.org.

FREE SUMMER MOVIE

Enjoy a free screening of The Lego Batman Movie with bottomless popcorn and sodas. Eastgate Brew & View, 4450 Eastgate Square Drive; 10:30 a.m.; 513-673-2300 or egbrewview. com.

FREE WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN

Celebrate the closing of summer with tunes, theatrics, food and good times on the front lawn with live performances from Krystal Peterson (Aug. 2) and CincyShakes (Aug. 9). Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 7 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

WILD WEDNESDAY: AFRICAN PENGUINS

The WAVE Foundation from the Newport Aquarium brings along special guests in this program that teaches kids all about penguins, their natural predators, human threats and more. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

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FAMILY CRAFTERNOON

Drop in to create a custom decoupage rock with local artist and art teacher Anne Skove. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; $5; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE GLIER’S GOETTAFEST

INDOOR SUMMER CONCERT

Join the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra for its “Music of America” concert in a farewell to summer. Grove Banquet and Event Center, 9150 Winton Road; 7 - 9 p.m.; free admission, donations benefit the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra; theartsconnect.us/concerts.

FREE LIVE BANDS ON THE SQUARE

Head to the Square for musical performances from The Mistics (Aug. 3); Leroy Ellington Band (Aug. 10); The Good Hooks (Aug. 17); Nick Netheron Band (Aug. 24) and Naked Karate Girls (Aug. 31). Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 6 - 9 p.m.; 513-644-0900 or liberty-center.com.

MUSIC@BCM

Enjoy live musical performances from Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters (Aug. 3) and Ramona Blaine and The Company (Aug. 10), along with good eats and fun and games. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

SHOW AND TELL AT THE FARM

Meet special guests and enjoy farmrelated activities. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, and 2 - 4 p.m. Aug. 6, 20 and 27; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Enjoy all things goetta with live entertainment, games, inventive food and more. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 5 - 11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, 12 - 11 p.m. Aug. 5, and 12 - 9 p.m. Aug. 6; goettafest.com.

Join Miss Alicia for stories and fun, then stick around for ManaBabies for your youngest readers at 10:30 a.m. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE GROOVIN’ ON THE GREEN

SUPER SPROUTS: SQUEEZE A SQUIGGLE

Enjoy live musical performances from Dangerous Jim & the Slims (Aug. 3); Pocket Change (Aug. 10); BlueStone Ivory (Aug. 17); The Klaberheads (Aug. 24) and Thunderbay (Aug. 31). Village Green, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city. org.

Flex your muscles to create swirling, whirling works of art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 2 p.m.; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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THURSDAY ART PLAY: ART FROM ORDINARY OBJECTS

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer stops in Cincinnati for a multi-layered concert experience that features music from his multi-decade career. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St.; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $45; usbankarena.com.

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FREE ALL KIDS CARNIVAL

Bring the whole gang for loads of family fun and entertainment. Wyoming Recreation Center, 9940 Springfield Pike; 3 - 8 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

FREE CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE

Bring the gang for live musical entertainment, including Parrots of the Caribbean (Aug. 4); Jamison Road (Aug. 11) and The Remains (Aug. 18). Blue Ash Towne Square, Towne Square Ave.; 8 - 11 p.m.; blueash.com.

CRAFTY CRITTERS

Take a self-guided scavenger hunt and make a craft to take home. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 12 - 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 25; $1 per craft plus 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.

CREATURE FEATURE

Join the naturalist at the wet playground to meet a few live animals before playing. Parky’s Wetland Adventure, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 11 a.m. Aug. 4 and 25; $3.50 ages 2 - 12 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.

EVENING PIZZA TRAIN

Take a train ride while listening to railroad history and enjoying a slice of pizza from Pizza Tower. Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; 7:30 p.m.; $22 adults, $20 seniors and ages 2 16; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

FREE FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT

Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music with the family, then visit the Naturalist activity booth to add to the fun. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE MANABEBES

Join a new story time at the manatee that’s a good intro to Spanish for ages 0 - 1. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS

Enjoy a free screening of Up (Aug. 4) and Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 11) in the great outdoors. Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

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AMERICAN LIMITED

Take a trip back in time to the Civil War where you will find yourselves in the middle of the action as a Union Army detachment protects the US Government Payroll from a band known as Morgan’s Raiders. Whitewater Valley Railroad, Grand Central Station, Connersville; 12:01 p.m.; $28 adults, $15 children round trip; 765-825-2054 or whitewatervalleyrr.org.

BACK IN TIME

Ages 8 and older take a trip to the past and learn about prehistoric creatures that used to roam the area, then go on a fossil hunt. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 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.

CELEBRATION CONCERT

Enjoy performances from the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and the May Festival Chorus with John Morris Russell conducting. Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road; 6 - 9:30 p.m.; $25; green-acres. org.

JUNIOR CLINIC

Ages 7 - 17 join a one-hour intro to golf and learn the basics of swing, safety and etiquette. Meadow Links & Golf Academy, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 1 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

Enjoy eight different blues bands, your favorite foods, a car show, Kids Row, and for the grown-ups, a deluxe beer garden. Historic Downtown Lebanon; 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; lebanonbluesfestival. org.

FREE MARKET IN THE PARK

Celebrate the arrival of summer with a visit to the market to shop one-of-akind items from local vendors. Warren County Armco Park, 1223 Ohio 741, Lebanon; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; facebook. com/wcmarketinthepark.

FREE MARKET IN THE PARK

Check out hands-on activities kids while you peruse the wares vendors. Stanbery Park, 2221 Ave.; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 5, and 26; cincinnatiparks.com.

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FREE CONCERT AT CREEKSIDE

Enjoy live performances from the Florence Community Band (Aug. 5), and The Bird Dogs (Aug. 12). Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE MILFORD STREET EATS

Have fun at this food truck rally that features tasty eats, local craft beer, live entertainment and a special area just for kids. Milford, 701 Chamber Drive, Milford; 3 - 10 p.m.; 513-831-2411 or milfordstreeteats.com.

ROCK YOUR SOCKS WALK

Flaunt your most colorful, outrageous and dazzling socks on this lakeside walk. Winton Centre, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton 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.

SATURNDAY

The lord of the rings shines in prime time tonight — view Saturn through the telescopes (weather permitting), take a tour of the Observatory, and more. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 9 - 11 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students and members; 513321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

FREE SONGS FOR SEEDS LIVE

Bring the littles for favorite children’s songs as performed by songs for seeds Cincinnati, a rockin’ music program for ages 0 - 6. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com. (please turn the page)

FREE FAIRY SCAVENGER HUNT IN THE FORESTS

Head to NaturePlay@BCM, where Santa talks to children about how fairies came to be and how to recognize when one is near. Then take a short walk in the woods, see the remains of the historical Spring House, and search for hidden fairies. No strollers, please. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 4:30 p.m.; 859-4914003 or bcmuseum.org.

FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES

Take a docent-led tour full of fun facts and activities for the whole family. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 513-7212787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FLYING CIRCUS

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FREE GERMAN STORY TIME

Learn simple German vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SPOTLIGHT FLYING CIRCUS Aug. 5 - 6

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New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kahn is back with a follow-up to her Pinkalicious book series, Peterrific & Aqualicious. Enjoy a story and activities designed for grades PreK - 4. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

SUMMER CONCERT

Head to the Bandshell for a summer concert from the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Devou Park, 790 Park Lane, Covington; 7:30 p.m.; $5 donation; kyso.org.

FREE SUNBONNET DAYS

Check out antique farm tractors and machinery, along with a vintage baseball game, children’s activities, and guided tours of the Elisha Morgan Mansion & Heritage Gardens. Gilbert Farms Park, 6181 Ross Road, Fairfield; 1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6; 513-8675348 or fairfield-city.org.

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FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES ART STOP

Interact with touchable art objects at stations throughout the CAM’s galleries. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

FREE KAR BEN BOOK FAIR

Celebrate the 9th year of PJ Library with a three-day celebration of Jewish children’s books — browse and purchase from a diverse selection of Jewish literature, and join a birthday bash with games and snacks and stories (held at 3 p.m., Aug. 6). Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, and 3 - 6 p.m. Aug. 9; mayersonjcc.org.

KIDS’ MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Catch the mystery fish and try to win a prize. Boathouse, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 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; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

SPLISH SPLASH BASH

Explore the world of water as nature’s essential ingredient, and prepare to get wet in this messy good time. Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 2 - 4 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.

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BOONE COUNTY FAIR

Bring the family for rides, animal and vegetable exhibits, a fishing frenzy, vintage car shows, laser tag, and fun contests for frog jumping, bubble gum blowing, sunflower seed spitting and more. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; gates open at 4 p.m. Aug. 7 - 9, 1 p.m. Aug. 10 - 11, and 8 a.m. Aug. 12; $10 (individual activities may have additional fees); boonecountyfair.org.

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BUTTERFLY FASHION SHOW

Learn all about the butterflies’ most beautiful looks. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 8 - 13. 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.

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HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR

Marching bands, demolition derbies, live music, petting zoos, remote control car racing ... the Hamilton County Fair has something for everyone in this annual festival that’s full of fun! Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave.; 4 - 11 p.m. Aug. 9 - 11, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Aug. 12, and 12 - 10 p.m. Aug. 13; $7 admission, $5 parking; hamiltoncountyfair.com.

LITTLE TREASURES SALE

Peruse gently use kids clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, equipment, maternity goods and more in this semi-annual sale. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 West Rivercenter Blvd., Covington; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Aug. 9 - 12, and 1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 13; littletsale.com/nky.

WILD WEDNESDAY: TURTLE TIME

Learn about the differences between turtles and tortoises, and what you can do to help protect them with the WAVE Foundation from the Newport Aquarium. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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(ALMOST) EVERY OTHER THURSDAY SCIENCE

Members of iSPACE are on the scene to talk about living and working in space. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE SMALE FAMILY FUN DAY

Bring the whole gang for an enjoyable day in the park, including face painting, lawn games, music by Zak Morgan and appearances from the Madcap Puppets. Smale Riverfront Park, 100 Ted Berry Way; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-3526180 or cincinnatiparks.com.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of R&B with Deuces Musik. Great Lawn, 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: FAUX FLORA FASHIONS

Get inspiration from artist Jane Benson’s use of artificial plants in her work and create your own collage or sculpture. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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CINCY BLUES FEST

The Cincy Blues Society presents this annual tribute to the blues with music, food and fun for all ages. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. Aug. 11 and 4:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Aug. 12; tickets start at $25; cincybluesfest.org.

NOCTURNAL NATURE HIKE

Take a stroll to look for signs of what happens in nature during nighttime. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 7 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 STAY OUT LATE WITH APRIL EIGHT

April Eight returns to the manatee to delight families with stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 6 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE SUMMER GROOVIN’

Enjoy a fun night out with friends, live music, tasty treats and a last bash before school starts. Village Green, 400 Wyoming Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Bring the kids to climb on and explore a fire truck, an ambulance, construction trucks, police cruisers, farm equipment and more. Village Green, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

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CLOTH DIAPERING

Learn the basics of cloth diapering including cost, care and more. Then stick around for a deeper look with Cloth Diapering 102 at 4 p.m. (cost for 102 is $10 per family). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m.; 513-7911089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

FREE DEEP SPACE DANCE PARTY

Bring the family to learn new moves in the Deep Space installation. Creative group Pones, Inc., leads this fun program that shows kids a new way to experience dance. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 1 - 2 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE KIDS FESTIVAL

Kids can run wild and get free admission to the petting zoo, inflatables, the Kids’ Play Land and free hay rides. Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union; 12 - 5 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13; janessaddlebag.com.

NOCTURNAL ADVENTURES

Join the naturalist for a program that uses a bat detector, thermal camera and other technologies to unwrap the mysteries of the night. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 8:30 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 SPANISH STORY TIME

Hola! Learn simple Spanish vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE STORY TIME

In Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody Storytime by Chris Ferrie, readers poke a little fun at the clutter of lab life as they say goodnight. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

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Experience the classic Color Zones and the brand new Lay’s Poppables Foam Zone, while being surrounded by dreamy colored foam or “clouds.” The Dream Wall is a new addition to the course where runners spray paint their dreams on the wall to be seen by all. The Cincinnati run benefits the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation, an organization committed to providing support and care for individuals affected by a bleeding disorder. Cincinnati Riverfront, 425 West Mehring Way; 9 a.m.; $29.99 - $34.99; 855-6626567 or thecolorruncom/locations/ cincinnati/.

FREE TOUCH A TRUCK

Bring the kids to check out all kinds of vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, construction equipment and more. England Idlewild Park, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

AUGUST EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE. WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

Tennis fans cheer on their favorite players and get a look at new ones during this annual tournament that brings in some of the biggest names of the game. Visit the website for a complete schedule of matches. Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason; prices vary, please see website for details; wsopen.com.

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FUN ON THE FARM

Tour the 1874 Amish-Mennonite Augspurger Home, feed the animals, collect eggs, enjoy games and crafts, take a hayride, sample open hearth cooking, tend the gardens and shop at farm-friendly vendors. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 12 - 4 p.m.; $5 per car; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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MORNING STROLL

Join the naturalist for a walk along the paved, two-mile trail to look for traces of animals. Playground Shelter, Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5057 Wooster Pike; 10 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.

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BREASTFEEDING 101

Join a lactation consultant in an informal setting to learn what you need to know about breastfeeding. Spouses/partners are welcome to join. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 6 p.m.; $35; 513791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

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GARDEN NINJAS

Learn how to secretly take care of plants, animals and people in the garden. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 15 - 20. Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 10:45 $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 THIRD TUESDAY NATURE SERIES

Celebrate National Aviation Week with a fun look at bats, including stories and hands-on activities. Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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Little ones learn about flying and craft their own winged toy to take home. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

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FREE STORY TIME IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN

Bring a blanket and your little ones, ages 2 - 5, for a story and a craft in the garden. Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 10 a.m.; boonecountyky.org.

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FREE TELL A JOKE DAY

Step up to the LePage Stage and tell your favorite joke (sign up when you arrive so everyone has a chance; keep jokes appropriate please, we don’t want to embarrass the grown-ups). blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

WILD WEDNESDAY

Today’s Water Show captures the fun of playing in the water — enjoy a wacky show that gets everyone wet. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; a canned good or personal care item donation for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

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FREE AULT SUMMER MUSIC

Bring the kids to dance along to live music this evening. Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Discover what kinds of animals might live in your own backyard and meet a few up close. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg 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.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: STAINED GLASS INSPIRATIONS

The artist Ugo Rondinone was influenced by stained glass — stop by to check out colorful windows and create artwork of your own. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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CAMPFIRE FUN

Bring your roasting sticks and s’mores supplies to the fire, and enjoy a program with live animals, songs, stories and more. Amphitheater, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 7 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 FRENCH STORY TIME

Bonjour! Learn simple French vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 11 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com. (“Things to Do” continues on page 37)


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This kid-friendly, high-spirited, toe-tapping romantic comedy from Inspiring Arts Production and featuring a cast comprised of high school and college students is packed with beloved Gershwin melodies and show-stopping tap dance numbers. The 1992 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Crazy For You is American musical theater at its best. Parrish Auditorium, Miami University, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 - 5, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6; $10 - $16; 513-519-6488 or inspiringartsproduction.com.

DECADES REWIND

Pick your favorite genre and you’re sure to hear it in this production that begins in the 80s and “rewinds” back to the 60s with non-stop music. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 - 18; $35 - $55; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre presents the classic story of Belle and the mysterious Beast, who must learn to love and be loved before a curse dooms him to be a monster for all eternity. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; through Aug. 6; see web site for tickets; 513241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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ELF THE MUSICAL JR.

Kids in the Spotlight presents this fresh take on the holiday classic featuring orphan Buddy, who travels from the North Pole to meet his real family. Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Weessel Dr.; 7 p.m. Aug. 4 - 5, 2 p.m. Aug. 5; $7 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; 513-867-5348 or Fairfield-city.org.

INTO THE WOODS JR.

Be careful what you wish for! Featuring favorites like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk and more, this musical retells classic fables in an fantastical journey. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 7 p.m. Aug. 12; $15 adults, $11 seniors and students; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

To escape the clutches of his evil aunts, the orphaned James and his extraordinary friends overcome hunger, sharks, and each other to discover the true meaning of home and family. The whole family will love this musical “masterpeach” from the Beechmont Players. Anderson Center Theatre, 7850 Five Mile Road; Aug. 4 - 12; $15 adults, $13 seniors and students; 513-518-8783 or beechmontplayers.org/shows/james-and-thegiant-peach.

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AUGUST EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE. SHE SANG FREEDOM

Take a musical tour of black women musicians who used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. Several freedom and protest songs are experienced through live performance and storytelling of the various historical contexts that range from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movements, to the proliferation of the Black Power movement in the 1970s. Grove Banquet and Event Center, 9150 Winton Road; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; see website for ticket prices; theartsconnect.us.

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BABYWEARING

Learn all about babywearing, including carriers, safety and more. Then stick around for a deeper look at wearing your baby at 3:30 p.m. (Cost for 102 class is $10 per family.) Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 2 p.m.; 513-7911089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

BUTTERFLY HUNT

Join a walk through the tall grasses to see what butterflies you can find. Forest Run MetroPark, 1810 Hamilton 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.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Please see “Things to Do” opener on page 27.

FREE KIDS’ DAY

Enjoy a story, an activity and a free take-home surprise for each child. The Book Farm, Inc., 210 Lazenby St., Blanchester; 10 a.m. Aug. 19 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24; 937-783-8093 or thebookfarminc.com.

PREDATORS & THEIR PREY

Discover what it takes to survive in nature and the relationships between animals within the food web. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 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 SIGN LANGUAGE STORY TIME

Bring your little one to learn simple signs through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE STORY TIME

In Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex, Orange is feeling a little left out until Apple finds a way to save

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

FREE THE CITY FLEA

Head to the park for this monthly gathering of local vendors, and check out all the offerings of this month’s special Kids’ Market. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; thecityflea.com.

sun 20 NATURE BREAK

Stop by to chat with the naturalist and discover objects to touch, learn a new fact or meet an animal. Harbor, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m. - 1 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.

27. 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.

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FREE KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Bring the tots for simple activities to help them prepare for kindergarten. Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave.; 11:30 a.m.; 513-3694460 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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ANIMAL TALES

Join the naturalist for a nature-themed story. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg 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.

BREWS, BALLROOM & BBQ

Enjoy a complimentary beginner group class, dance party and brews in this parents’ night out. Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cincinnati, 10792 Montgomery Road; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; free admission, food costs vary between $2 - $12; 513-791-9100 or arthurmurraycincinnati.com. (please turn the page)

RIVERBANK EXPLORATION

Explore the Miami River with the naturalist and examine what lives in the water and along the banks. Picnic Shelter, Avoca Trailhead, Little Miami Scenic Trail; 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.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Celebrate your favorite four-legged animal. Make your own canine craft, visit the dogs in the Taft collection and learn how animals are seen in another culture at the Art Cart. Join SPCA Cincinnati at 2 p.m. for a presentation on how to be a good friend to any dog you meet and practice your skills with an ambassador dog. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-2410343 or taftmuseum.org.

mon 21 ECLIPSE DAY

See the partial solar eclipse happening today — the moon is expected to cover a large portion of the sun and make for a spectacular sight. Cotswold Overlook, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 1 - 4 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.

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MUD PIE MADNESS

Find out why mud is so important to animals and humans, then have a little hands-on fun in the mud. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 22 -

SPOTLIGHT SUMMER FLORAL SHOW: PETALS AND PEDALS Through Aug. 27

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he 2017 Krohn Summer Show lets you bike ride and celebrate summer flowers. Ride your bike to the Krohn and get a dollar off admission. Learn the history of biking as you stroll through summer displays, including the Cincy Red Bike program and more. Stop by for the Greater Cincinnati Hosta and Daylily Society’s Daylily Show from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Summer Show remains on display 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue - Sun, through Aug. 27. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger. Call 513-421-5707 or visit cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

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Teachers are invited to enjoy special discounts and prizes as they get ready for the school year. The Book Farm, Inc., 210 Lazenby St., Blanchester; 5:30 p.m.; 937-783-8093 or thebookfarminc. com.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: A PLACE CALLED HOME

Learn about artist Nijideka Akunyili Crosby and explore notions of home through your own art-making. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

ArtsConnect presents this lunchtime concert from Queen City Silver Stars and Just Jerks. Bring your lunch (or purchase from the food truck) and give a musical goodbye to summer. Springfield Township Community Arts Center, 9150 Winton Road; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; theartsconnect.us.

PIANIST ALON GOLDSTEIN IN CONCERT

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, and is the winner of numerous competitions, among them the Arianne Katcz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, Nena Wideman Competition in the US, and the Francois Shapira competition in Israel. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 10:30 a.m.; $12 members, $15 nonmembers; mayersonjcc.org.

FREE RETURN TO EDEN: A MONARCH FESTIVAL

Join in for music, foods, crafts for sale, and a fun day in the park as you celebrate the migratory journey of the Monarch butterflies. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; small fee to enter the Krohn; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE TASTE OF BLUE ASH

The City of Blue Ash presents its premier event featuring a variety of food, live music all day and family fun. Check out Blessid Union of Souls and Loverboy on Friday, followed by Halfway to Hazard and Big & Rich on Saturday. Blue Ash Towne Square, Towne Square Ave.; 12 11 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26; blueash.com.

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FREE BUTTERFLY WALK

Join Bill Walker at the park for a morning stroll to observe butterflies. Cherokee Park, 4616 Watoga Drive; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; liberty-township.com.

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CNC had to re-route the Geology Trail due to erosion — try out the new trail and stop at the stream crossing to visit with a geologist and check out local fossils found in the stream bed. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 3 p.m.; free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4 - 12); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

MONARCHS ON THE MOVE

Discover the lives of these winged marvels and learn about their life cycle and massive migration. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 1 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27; 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 READ TO A DOG FOR DOG DAY

Celebrate National Dog Day by reading aloud to a dog, and listen to stories all about dogs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE STAR GAZE

Join the Cincinnati Observatory Center for an evening of star-gazing and moon-gazing. Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence; 8 - 10 p.m.; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

FREE STORY TIME

In How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan, a class of students gives tips and tricks for their teacher’s first day of school. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an evening of music with 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.

TASTE OF OTR

Head to the park for food and beverage tastings, live entertainment and vendors showcasing their wares in this annual event that supports Tender Mercies, a non-profit that provides housing and assistance to homeless adults. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; general admission is free, VIP tickets are $25 each or $40 for two; 513-639-3710 or tendermercies. org.

WINE OVER WATER

Parents are invited to this fundraiser for the Brighton Center — enjoy wine, beer and food tastings, VIP tickets for additional activities and breathtaking views from the bridge. Purple People Bridge, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 at the door; 859-491-8303 or brightoncenter. com/wineoverwater.

FREE YOUNG ARTIST’S OPEN STUDIO

Teens are invited to work on their projects in the company of their peers. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

sun 27 CHEETAH RUN

Race your way through the park in this race benefitting Cincinnati Zoo, then enjoy a free children’s run for ages 12 and younger, and admission to the Zoo. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 8 a.m.; $35 members, $40 nonmembers; cincinnatizoo.org.

FREE MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE BAZAAR

Peruse everything from antiques and art to vintage and re-purposed items, including furniture, jewelry, collectibles and more. Mainstrasse Village, West 6th St., Covington; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 859-491-0458 or mainstrasse.org.

REPTILIBRATION

Join the naturalist to learn about reptiles. 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.

RETURN TO EDEN: A MONARCH FESTIVAL

Enjoy music, food, crafts for sale and more as you celebrate the great migratory journey of the Monarch butterflies as they pass through the region on their way to Mexico. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-4215707 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

RHEA LANA’S CONSIGNMENT SALE

Check out a new location for this semiannual sale that features gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, furniture, baby gear and more. Plus enjoy a Moms-to-Be Pre-Sale (must show pass) and a Half Price Sale. Rhea Lana’s, 720 West Kemper Road; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 29, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 31; northcincinnati.rhealana.com.

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RETURNING TO WORK AND PUMPING

Learn what you need to know to successfully continue breastfeeding while working. Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 6 p.m.; $35; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

tue 29 SUN POWER

The sun is essential for life on our planet, learn more about this amazing ball of gas. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 an 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 29 - Sept. 3. 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; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

wed 30 FREE PLAYART

Children enjoy stories, songs and an art activity to encourage creativity. Limited to the first 40 children in attendance. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.; 859962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

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THURSDAY ART PLAY: SUMMER SEND OFF

Stop by as the UnMuseum cleans out its giant supply closet and use the leftover materials to create a unique piece of art. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

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1246 Nilles Road, #3, Fairfield 513.858.6576 • www.ChewChewJunction.com

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“Thank you for the excellent care Tom has received from age 3 to 18! Once again, thanks for the really great dental care he received and the kindness of your office, staff and Dr. Sullivan. We recommend your services to anyone who needs a great children’s dentist!”

John Gennantonio, D.D.S. Katie Lubitz Stewart, D.D.S. Sarah Husted, D.D.S.

1319 Nagel Road, Anderson 513.474.6777 • www.SeaOfSmilesDDS.com “We absolutely LOVE Sea of Smiles. Our daughter has been going since she was a year old and they are SO friendly. They’re extremely patient with her and do everything they can to make her laugh and help the process go smoothly. We’ll be with them for a while! (Plus the cool Sea decor in the waiting room is a BIG bonus. What two year old doesn’t like slides and fish?!)”

William Greenhill, D.M.D. Kaitlin Jennison, D.D.S.

2012 Callie Way, Suite 202, Union, KY 859.384.6050 • www.GrandSlamSmiles.com

“THIS OFFICE IS AMAZING! From the awesome staff to the awesome décor. Everyone is super friendly. My boys actually love coming to the dentist! I am so glad we made the decision a few years ago to switch to Union Pediatric Dentistry.”


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Cincinnati Family magazine August 2017  
Cincinnati Family magazine August 2017