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Announcing our 2017 Cover Kid Winners and this month's giveaways.

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The Amazing Family Race registration is open; ArtsWave's Re(NEW)ed Community Celebration; the annual Great Outdoor Weekend; Preparing for Night family event; test prep at local libraries; homework help apps and a new sitter app developed by four Ohio moms.

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Top mistakes parents make when it comes to car seat safety.

Encourage and enjoy the repetitive nature of everyday life with your tot — repetition is how he learns!

17 IS IT A LEARNING DISABILITY?

What to do if learning has become a struggle for your child.

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day by day By Susan Day

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didn’t do it. I didn’t give him piano lessons. I never thought he was interested in it and certainly never crowed, “practice!” But I have a boy completely in love with playing the piano.

I didn’t see it coming. This is the boy I thought would turn into Jeremy Wade, (River Monster guy) or some kind of explorer. This is the boy who spent hour upon hour in creek and wood, catching fish, camping out, building fires, exploring, running, usually with a Band-Aid or two on his body just from flinging himself at life. Who knew he would fall deeply in love with music, teach himself to play piano and feel so much passion about it? I paid for piano lessons for three of my kids, but not him. We can be so wrong! My boy’s aptitude for music did not come out of the blue. We have a very musical home where we’re always humming and singing, always playing something. Five of us are very loud about our music tastes and pursuits; this boy was private in his approach. Last month he saw film composer Hans Zimmer in concert, and it reminded him of listening to Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack when he was a tot. I’d drive my four to school and play it, sometimes over and over again at their request. In my rearview mirror, I’d see all of them entranced, imaginations sparked, music pounding away — nary an iPad in sight. If you listen to the very first Pirates soundtrack, you’ll know I wasn’t messing around with little kid music for my kids; I always let them listen to what I was listening to. They became Beatles fans, but movie soundtracks topped it all when we crisscrossed town for ballet, tap, drama, art class, baseball, soccer, football and the errands of our lives. We wore out Randy Newman’s Toy Story; Monsters, Inc.; Zimmer’s The Lion King, Alan Menken’s The Little Mermaid; Pocahontas; Beauty and the Beast; Aladdin; and oh my — Michael Giacchino’s Up and

Ratatouille, not to mention the late, great James Horner’s Glory or the marvelous Titanic! Bring music to your little ones. Even if they’re playing on iPads while you drive them about, try putting on a movie soundtrack. In a world where everything we do has been altered by technology, music can’t be tampered with. It’s such a gift, such an inspiration. And kids need that. They need to be inspired to find what they love. Back to my boy. My piano man. Like I said, I may have had a small hand in his discovery of music, but the joy he has for it is all his. Do your kids have something in life that brings them great joy? Maybe a little music in the car is in order.

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IT’S GREAT TO BE OUTDOORS! The Great Outdoor Weekend is Sept. 23 and 24 this year and families are invited to experience nature-themed programs all weekend long for FREE! Take a hike, meet some animals, learn about tree ID and the night skies, join a scavenger hunt, make nature-themed crafts — a little something for everyone. Visit meetmeoutdoors.org/greatoutdoorweekend for a full schedule of activities and venues.

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move side to side more than an inch,” says Jones. She suggests parents apply pressure to the car seat and pull the seat belt back into the seat belt retractor to remove any extra slack. She also reminds parents that over time, bases on infant seats can become loose, and to have the seat checked periodically.

2. Loose Straps. “Once the child is in the seat, there should be no extra slack with the harness,” says Jones. She advises to use the pinch test when checking the snugness of the harness. “You should only be able to pinch a small part of the harness’ fabric. If you can pinch too much, it’s too loose and you need to tighten it.”

3. Not Rear-Facing. It was believed that children could ride forward-facing after their first birthday, according to Jones, but recent research and revised safety standards suggest children should remain rear-facing until age 2. “Kids develop at different

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PRESS REPEAT: WHY DOING THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS SMART FOR TODDLERS By Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

“Again! Again!” Enjoy the repetitive nature of learning activities with tots. It’s how little brains make connections.

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here she goes again. Once more down the slide. “After each landing, she squealed with excitement and said ‘do again,’” recalls Rhonda Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of Early Childhood Education, Human Development & Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She remembers how much her oldest daughter loved the slide at the Countryside YMCA’s pool when she was around 2 years old. For toddlers (and to many parents’ dismay), early childhood and repetition go hand-in-hand. Parents can recite board book rhymes from memory, serve up chicken nuggets at every meal and work simple jigsaw puzzles blindfolded. This is toddler paradise. According to Brown, there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing in a toddler’s world.

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THE TASKMASTER Cincinnati mom Sarah Hunt babysits her 2-year-old niece and says she will get two Duplo blocks, one in each hand, and say, “OH NO!” Then, she puts them together and says, “TA DA!” Over-and-over-and-over again. Much is changing at this stage of development. From infancy to early childhood, Brown says, “The brain is rapidly generating connections, which are strengthened or pruned, based on experiences.” Repetition generates and strengthens these connections. “Complex skills, like reading, rely on connections between many brain regions that are established through exposure and practice.” Everything is brand new, making every part of a toddler’s day a learning experience. Mastery and competence are important to a

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toddler. So is acknowledgment and praise. A child wants to know you’re proud of what he or she can do. John Hutton, M.D., F.A.A.P., clinical research fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, owner of the Blue Manatee bookstore and author of the Baby Unplugged book series says, “Toddlers have a strong sense of wanting to make choices and master new skills.” Welcome to the proverbial “terrible twos.” Not being naughty, but wanting to take charge. Hutton says, “When they are going through these routines over-and-over again (routine being the keyword) it’s comforting for them to have something they can do the way that THEY want to do it. All while getting positive feedback about it.” Brown agrees. “It is important for parents to remember that toddlers and preschoolers


aren’t in control of most of what happens to them during the day. When a child gets to choose something they want to, like work their favorite puzzle or read their favorite book, they are going to do that for as long as they can get away with it.” “The gradual development of a skill is the ‘scaffolding’ of the early years,” says Hutton, “and it aids the mastery.” Sometimes it may be hard to see the progress of a skill and toddlers may have strong reactions when they don’t “get it” as quickly as they’d hope. To a parent, it may look like monotonous repetition followed by a meltdown, but rest assured, your toddler is making mental notes. A puzzle that begins as a struggle to figure out, will become a joy for the child to piece together in different sequences.

LITERACY Parents have a lot of reading under their belts and the repetition can get boring, but your little one is learning everything there is to know about a book. Gina Heeg from Northern Kentucky is a grandmother now but she can still recite the books her son loved as a child. Most parents can name a well-loved children’s story they know by heart. Hutton says this is because a child “is processing beyond the layers of the story. Kids are understanding how books work.” They are learning that spoken words correlate to words on a page. That pages are turned right-to-left but words are read left-toright. That illustrations bring words to life but their imagination fills in the blanks. Parents can help their child’s early literacy and also break up the monotony for themselves. Brown says, “It’s important for parents to make shared reading time as interactive as possible.” Hutton agrees. He encourages parents to “take the story beyond the text in the book.” He suggests talking about what’s going on in the pictures. Brown encourages parents to infuse personality and use different voices for different characters. She says to change the reading pace with the events of the story. Both encourage parents to ask the child questions and create opportunities for discussions during the story. Encourage predictions and note changes in emotions. Reading fosters empathy and talking about the story will not only help a child meet her early literacy goals it will also expand their vocabulary and speaking skills.

Parents may be surprised to see their child’s understanding of the same book grow and change. Answers to the same questions may vary as a child considers all of the possibilities in a simple picture book. Also, if a child knows a story so well after reading it so many times, hand the book to him. Let him ‘read’ it to you. Even if it’s just pretend. Brown says, “When a child has heard a story so many times that she knows every word, it shows that she has mastered an important language and literacy activity, which develops her a sense of accomplishment, or self-efficacy.”

SECURITY Adults know what it’s like to feel more comfortable in their own homes and with their own stuff. The same is true for toddlers. Brown says, “Having familiar people, objects, and routines helps young children develop a sense of security and predictability in their worlds.” They are trying to figure out the world around them and knowing some things for sure is comforting. Giving children choices can also help them feel secure and in control. Even if a parent is bored of the same book Brown says, “Letting children choose books, even if they aren’t what we would choose, encourages their love of reading and allows them to experience some low-stakes control.” Hutton agrees. He suggests letting them choose between two books to make it less overwhelming. It helps with their confidence as well. Many things are going on in the world that can distract us from one another. Hutton says a reading routine lets a grownup and toddler spend time together. “It does reinforce that sense of time that translates into love.” When a kid gets to pick out a book and sit down to read, it says, “I’m really important to this grown up.” Hutton also says, “It’s an opportunity for the parent to also slow down and say ‘Wow, this is really meaningful.’ It helps cement that bond.” Even if it’s at the same time and place each day with, yep, the same book.

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hether it’s reading a book until it’s dog-eared or building with blocks until they’re frayed, if your child wants to do it again and again, that’s good ... only, maybe not so much when it comes to screen time. Hutton says movies and TV are useful when a child is overwhelmed and needs time to calm down, but look for programming that’s more than passive. Brown agrees and suggests that parents “consider the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding media use during early childhood, which includes: • Limiting exposure to one hour per day of high-quality programming • Interaction with caregivers during co-viewing • Designate screen-free time and screenfree bedrooms

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer and mother of three. Like her on Facebook at facebook.com/ WriterBonnie for her latest articles, trusted parenting tips, news, science-based trivia and all the fun kid videos you can handle.

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How Do I Know if He Has a Learning Disability? By Tina Pratt

Learning disabilities affect millions of children. Fortunately, with the right understanding, support and appropriate interventions, children with learning disabilities can become — Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA) successful students and adults.”

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he school year started out great, but now your child is struggling. What happened? He doesn’t quite understand the new concept, he’s definitely down in the dumps, avoiding his homework ... you’re at a loss. When teachers start getting into their curriculum, things move fast. If a child gets behind, it can be difficult to catch up, resulting in a fall that can last all year long. At what point should you be concerned? Is your child just having trouble with a difficult concept or could it be a learning disability? What steps should you take? How do you get the support he needs to be successful? First? Breathe. Second, learn more.

LEARNING DISABILITY: SUCH A LOADED TERM The term learning disability is an “umbrella term” that covers a wide range. It’s “a condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the level expected of those of the same age, especially when not associated with a physical handicap.” The Ohio Department of Education defines a specific learning disability as “the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia.” A

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learning disability does not include learning problems that could be a result of visual, hearing, motor delays, cognitive delays, emotional delays or an environmental/ cultural/economic disadvantage.

MY CHILD IS STRUGGLING. NOW WHAT? Contact your child’s teacher and request a meeting. Terri Doerr, Parent Mentor for Lakota Local Schools recommends, “If you have concerns about your child’s progress in the classroom, keep bringing it up. As the parent, you know your child best!” During the meeting, share with the teacher the reasons you’re concerned about

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growing up his progress and share specific examples of the concerns. Keep an open line of communication with the teacher and work together to problem solve. Questions to ask your child’s teacher: • Could it be a learning disability? • Is he struggling with attention in the classroom? • Are there negative behaviors getting in the way of his learning? • As a parent, what can you do to support him at home? • What supports are available at school? If there’s concern about your child’s progress in class, the teacher may recommend he receive some Tier 2 supports at school. Tier 2 supports are additional interventions on top of the typical classroom instruction and may include Title 1 reading services, Read Naturally, or small group pullout for additional reading/writing/math support. If his teacher recommends a Tier 2 support, follow up with the teacher six weeks after the intervention is put in place to check on progress. During this meeting, the teacher reports if he’s making adequate progress and closing the gap. If the data shows the

intervention is working, continue with the interventions in place. However, if the data shows he’s still not making the progress expected, the teacher may recommend special education testing, or you can request that he be evaluated for special education services. If the decision is made to pursue special education testing, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form and an evaluation team will collect data within 60 days about your child from you, classroom observation, direct testing, attendance and behavior as well as looking at vision and hearing test results.

WHEN DO IEP’S BECOME INVOLVED? If the team decides to pursue special education testing the process will begin. Once IQ, academic testing and the cumulative file has been reviewed, you’ll meet with school staff and discuss the data and next steps for your child. The next step may include special education services and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Doerr recommends putting your emotions aside. “Look at the data and how your child is progressing. Work as a team to come up with solutions to help your child succeed.” If he’s eligible for special education services, the team will work on creating an individualized plan for him which will include interventions to help him learn new concepts, establish goals, put in place

accommodations as needed and determine how his progress will be measured. Progress may be measured through direct observation, work samples, assessment, curriculum based measurements, trial, etc. He may also be eligible for a scholarship through the Ohio Department of Education.

SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY: • Slow to learn the connection between letters/sounds • Makes consistent reading/spelling errors • Slow to remember/recall facts • May have a skill one day, but not the next • Confuses arithmetic signs, difficulty with word problems and learning to tell time • Slow to learn new skills, relies heavily on memorization • Impulsive, difficulty planning • Poor handwriting/avoids writing • Poor coordination, unaware of physical surroundings, prone to accidents • Avoids reading aloud • Difficulty making friends • Possible difficulty understanding body language and facial expressions Tina Pratt is a mom of two. She’s a former PreK- 5 special education teacher who now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

LEARNING DISABILITIES RESOURCES Brain Balance Center 513-257-0705 | brainbalancecenters.com Integrates sensory motor training and stimulation and academic activities with nutritional and dietary guidelines. Bross Center for Learning 513-535-6998 | brosscenter.com Offers both dedicated day programs as well as individual, targeted sessions to provide direct academic instruction and additional intervention services. Langsford Center 513-531-7400 | langsfordcenter.com Provides evaluations to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses and one-to-one tutoring customized for each child.

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LD OnLine ldonline.org Website full of resources on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Learning Disabilities Association of America ldaamerica.org Information on learning disabilities, practical solutions and a comprehensive network of resources. National Center for Learning Disabilities ncld.org Provides leadership, public awareness and grants to support research and innovative practices in learning disabilities.

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Ohio Coalition for the Education for Children with Disabilities ocecd.org A statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them. The Reading & Literacy Discovery Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 513-803-7323 | discoverycenter@cchmc.org Springer School and Center 513-871-6080 | springer-ld.org Specialized curriculum and support strategies help students with learning disabilities build educational, emotional and social skills.


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Kids learn with LEGO’s at the LEGO robotics event at the Cincinnati Library.

Campbell County Public Library Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas KY • cc-pl.org Hands-on fun for kids ages 3 and older happen Mondays at 7 p.m. during Full STEAM Ahead programs. See site for dates and program details as they change.

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12 - 5 p.m. and kids can enjoy activities, watch interactive science demos. Several hands-on, kid-friendly booths will be set up to highlight local astronomy groups. You can even get professional help with your own telescope. Come back once the sun goes down to give the night sky a closer look with the Observatory’s telescopes.

Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 513-287-7000 • cincymuseum.org The DesignCHALLENGE: Action Figure Floatation (Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.) challenges kids to keep an action figure afloat by crafting a floatation device. STEAM Team: Perler Bead Tops (Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.) allows kids to watch how movement affects color with this colorful spinning tops craft. Building Big Ideas (Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) has kids competing in challenges where they design and play with their own creations, and meet the professionals who have made their passions into careers. STEM Girls is for ages 8 - 14 and is sold out. Call to get your child on the waiting list.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 513-559-7767 store.cincinnatizoo.org/webstore Zoo Troop is designed for toddlers to high schoolers and inspire them care about, and gain a better understanding of, the wild world that surrounds us through games, songs, crafts and meeting animal ambassadors.

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Drake Science Center 2060 Sherman Ave., Norwood, OH 513-396-5578 drakeplantearium.org After-school, hands-on STEM programs vary from Girl Power: Girls STEM, robotics, invention and more.

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boys and girls of all ages, but with their thumb on the pulse of Cincinnati STEM happenings, these guys can point you in the right direction for programs specifically for girls. Haile Digital Planetarium at NKU 409 Natural Science Center Highland Heights, KY nku.eventsair.com/planetarium/ shows/Site/ Family-friendly, fun and educational. New Horizons takes place Fridays, Sept. 1 and 15, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and follows the journey of a comet through space. Hamilton County Library cincinnatilibrary.org/programs Kids ages 5 and older can build with LEGOs and get creative at several library locations while making new friends. See website for location dates and times. iSpace 300 Scarlet Oaks Drive, Cincinnati OH • 513-612-5786 ispacestem.org Ride a hovercraft, try on a spacesuit, launch rockets, look through a telescope and more during the 13th Annual iSpace Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spend your Saturday exploring the latest in

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3D Printing, aircraft engines, GPS, drone technology and other amazing advancements in STEM. Junior Tech Academy Various Cincinnati locations juniortechacademy.com Junior Tech Academy has a unique ongoing technology education afterschool program in topics like robotics, electronics and video animation. Learn the principles behind the technology, then complete fun projects like making video games, building Minecraft Mods or programming robots. Kenton County Public Library (KCPL) kentonlibrary.org KCPL’s three branches offer multiple STEM/STEAM/STREAM programs on Tuesdays, including Wreck the Library: Tech Take Apart on Sept. 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. Grades 3 - 6 take apart household items to see how they work. Check the website for Lego Labs, Builders and Makers, Sensational Slime and others.

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ARTS The Art Workshop

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati 513-569-8080 thechildrenstheatre.com • info@thechildrenstheatre.com New facility offering additional classes in drama, vocal music, and dance-specific studios for the ever-growing performing arts classes offered by TCTC. A small 150-seat performance space will also be a key component, along with a costume shop and expanded rehearsal space for both MainStage productions as well as ArtReach touring shows.

Cincy Dance

8143 Camaro Road, Ste. B, Cincinnati 513-846-4835 cincydance.com LIVE, LEARN, DANCE, BE YOU! Offering dance to all levels, from the absolute beginner to the advanced student. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip-hop, technique, and fitness. Ages 3 and up, beginner to advanced.

The Mad Potter Madeira

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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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Multiple Cincinnati Locations tippitoesdance.com/cincinnati Tippi Toes Dance Company cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive, and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression, and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’qs self-esteem. Open enrollment throughout the year – it’s never too late to join!

EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT Bethany School

555 Albion Ave., Glendale 513-771-7462 bethanyschool.org Offering a one-of-a-kind educational experience for grades K - 8 including a dedicated faculty, a rigourous curriculum, and a strong sense of “family” and community. Dedicated to the development of the “whole child” and fostering the spirit, the mind, and the “heart” of our students. Offering a wide array of academic enrichment, fine arts, and athletic opportunities. With our small class sizes, our teachers get to know each student well and help each one reach his or her fullest potential.

The Campus at Kids First

7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-629-5437 thecampuskf.com Private, full-day Kindergarten! Located inside the nationally acclaimed Kids First Sports Center, we offer the premier early learning experience for children ages 6 wks. - Kindergarten. As the only early learning center in the area to make physical education a priority, we give your child an academic edge by integrating a physical education curriculum into every child’s daily schedule. Campus Kids receive the most well-rounded physical and academic education, but your child’s long-term happiness and emotional well-being always comes first at The Campus.

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gswo.org 888-350-5090 In partnership with more than 13,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves more than 42,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout Western Ohio and Southeastern Indiana. A United Way funded agency, all Girl Scouts activities are supported by adult volunteers using girl-led, hands-on, and cooperative learning practices. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, we build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Kiddie Academy of Mason

6202 Snider Road, Mason 513-234-0699 8178 Highland Point, West Chester 513-847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/mason Welcome to Camp Adventure, designed for children 2 - 12. Each weekly theme will offer a unique exploration, with arts and crafts, food, games, and more. Camp Adventure participants will enjoy many hands-on, self-directed activities. Camp Atlantis will give your child the opportunity to spend the summer exploring their connection to the world around them during field trips and weekly activities such as Foamtastic, Cool Critters, and Charlie Cadabra.

Montessori Academy of Cincinnati

8293 Duke Blvd, Mason 513-398-7773 montacademy.org Montessori programs from 18 mos. - grade 8. Our goal is to instill a love of learning in each child and to assure a solid grounding in the basics of education that will help each student achieve his or her potential.

Royalmont Academy

200 Northcrest Drive, Mason 513-745-0555 royalmont.org Private preK - grade 12 Catholic school located in Mason. The school is located within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Royalmont is divided into a half-day and all-day preschool, a K - 8 division, and the Royalmont Academy Classical Preparatory High School.

Summit Country Day School

2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati 513-871-4700 summitcds.org Founded in 1890, the area’s only Catholic, independent co-ed, college prep school serving students 2 yrs. - grade 12. Programs include a classical academic curriculum with a global perspective and a nationally recognized Character Education program. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence in Montessori education!

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myy.org 513-362-YMCA (9622) At the Y, we ensure that children and teens reach their full potential by helping them grow physically, mentally, and socially. Leadership and academic enrichment programs include school age care (over 85 sites), preschool (two Autism centers), kindergarten, infant/toddler care, teen college and career readiness program, youth and government program, and day and overnight camps.

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Hubbard Family Swim School

7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-530-0123 hubbardswim.com Hubbard Family Swim School’s international reputation for excellence is a result of our passion for teaching and our learn-to-swim techniques. We are committed to provide swim lessons that build comfort and confidence in a child centered environment while making them safer around water. Join us for weekly classes.

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8201 Arbor Square Drive, Mason 513-204-1400 thelittlegym.com/masonoh We are a children’s gym offering activities for kids including parent/child classes, kids dance, gymnastics, sports skills, and karate. Register now!

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Bring the kids for stories with Midpointe Library, puppets and fun, along with refreshments. Discovery Center, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 513-6440900 or liberty-center.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 will be 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT GRILL OUT

Enjoy tasty grilled food and entertainment with Katie Pritchard — dine on the patio or in the Chart Room. The playground and boathouse are open before and after dinner, too. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 5 - 8 p.m.; $9.25 - $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.

FREE MANABEBES

Bring your babies for a fun intro to Spanish through finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy time. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK

Bring the kids for a free screening of Trolls, preceded by fun and giveaways from the Fairfield Fire Department. Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

ROCKIN’ FRIDAY

Teens ages 11 - 17 enjoy rocking’ tunes with friends while playing dodgeball and basketball on the trampolines, or trying the ninja course and rock wall. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave.; 8 - 10 p.m. Fri in Sept.; $18 per person for two hours of jump time; 513373-4260 or cininnati.rockinjump.com.

ROCKIN’ TOTS

Bring the little ones for time on the trampoline with their parents in a fun, safe environment that lets ages 6 and younger have a blast. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave.; 8 - 10 a.m. Mon - Sat in Sept.; $12 for one parent and one toddler; 513-373-4260 or cininnati.rockinjump.com.

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Ages 6 and younger are invited for singa-long stories and picture books, as well as the newest releases and cherished classics. Story time meets every Mon, Wed and Fri at 10:30 a.m., and Sat at 11 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

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 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, through 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; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

Sat 2

FREE GERMAN STORY TIME

Learn simple German vocabulary through stories and songs. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE MARKET IN THE PARK

Celebrate the arrival of fall 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.

OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

It’s time for turkey legs, jousting, swordsmen, fine artisans and crafters, live music, and some brand-new features including performances from Circa Brava, and Theatre in the Ground’s “Mudde Show.” Take a joyful step back in time and relish in the sights, sounds and smells of the Renaissance-era. Open 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., weekends, Sept. 2 - Oct. 29. Festival Grounds, 10542 Ohio 73, Waynesville; $22.50 adults, $9.50 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; renfestival.com.

RAPTORS

Visit with a variety of local native raptors, courtesy of Raptor, Inc., a local organization devoted to rescue and rehabilitation of birds of prey. Quarry Bluff, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 12 - 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.

REMEMBERING WKRP

Live on the air in Cincinnati again as the KSO Boogie Band brings back tunes by Toto, Michael Jackson, Bob Seger, the Pointer Sister, Queen and more — all favorites that were heard on WKRP in

Cincinnati, the TV show about a fictional radio station. Bandshell, Devou Park, Covington; 7:30 p.m.; $5 suggested donation; kyso.org.

FREE TOY SWAP & BAKE SALE

Kids and caregivers are welcome to this trading and sharing opportunity — bring new or gently-used toys to trade, plus an extra toy for sharing, all to benefit Bethany House Services. New Church of Montgomery, 845 Congress Ave.; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-630-8777 or newchurchofmontgomery.org.

FREE UNI THE UNICORN STORY TIME

Enjoy story time and activities featuring the sequel to Uni the Unicorn. Follow Uni and the little girl who believes in unicorns, as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and its inhabitants! Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

Sun 3

FARM ANIMAL SHOW & TELL

Meet a special guest animal and enjoy fun activities to introduce you to nature and farm life. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m. Sept. 3, 10 and 17; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

RAPTORS

Meet live birds of prey, thanks to Raptor, Inc. Stone Shelter, Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Cleves; 12 - 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.

RECYCLED CRAFTS

Ages 5 - 12 make up to two crafts from recycled materials. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 - 3 p.m.; $1 per craft plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE RIVERFEST

This annual party is an all-day affair with music, food, family fun and entertainment. On both sides of the river, nearly half a million people view the choreographed Rozzi’s Fireworks show while listening to the soundtrack on WEBN (102.7 FM) starting just after 9 p.m. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 12 - 10 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

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RUBBER DUCK REGATTA

As many as 200,000 rubber ducks swim the Ohio River in a race to see who wins prizes like a new Honda HR-V LX, $100 a week for a year from Kroger and more. Buy a duck for your chance to win and help the Freestone Foodbank provide meals to families in need. Serpentine Wall, Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 3 p.m.; $5 per duck, $25 for six bucks, $50 for 12 ducks, $100 for 24 ducks; rubberduckregatta.org.

Mon 4

DAWG DAYS OF SUMMER

Bring soft toys and balls for fetching and let your dogs have a final summer splash. (Please note one adult per dog is required and children are not permitted in the water.) Wyoming Family Aquatic Center, 9940 Springfield Pike; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; $5 per dog; wyomingohio.gov.

KIDS’ MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE

Ages 15 and younger angle to catch the mystery fish and compete for prizes in three different age groups. Boathouse, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

RAPTORS

Meet a variety of local raptors from Raptor, Inc. and learn how the organization helps rescue birds of prey. Ellenwood Nature Barn, FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 12 - 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.

Tue 5

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. Sept. 5 and 12; 513-895-6800 or shopbridgewaterfalls. com.

NATURE STORIES

Join the naturalist for stories, songs and activities about the natural world. Sharon Centre, 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; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

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Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-whitestriped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home?

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You may have traced your own family tree, but did you know that plants have families, too? Learn more in the Discovery Garden! Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Sept. 5 10. 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.

Wed 6

FREE REC READS

Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for art-themed books, songs and sensory activities in a 30-minute program to get kids excited about art. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Thu 7

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Head to the Square for outdoor performances from The Sunburners (Sept. 7); Telehope (Sept. 14); Ricky Nye Inc. (Sept. 21); and Anna & The Deeper Well (Sept. 28). Blue Ash Towne Square, Towne Square Ave.; 5 - 7 p.m.; blueash. com.

FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Join Miss Alicia for stories and fun for ages 2 and older, then stick around for more stories at 10:30 a.m. with your littlest readers. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: GOODBYE RAINBOWS

Say goodbye to artist Ugo Rondinone and create rainbow art inspired by his colorful exhibit. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

CAROUSEL FUN NIGHT

Fri 8

FAMILY CRAFTERNOON

Celebrate International Literacy Day with a book swap — bring a gently used book and take home a new-to-you tale! Register at the front desk when you arrive. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Bring the family for discounted ride packages, and a chance to be a pioneer for the evening with fun facts about the Ohio River and more. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 5 - 8 p.m.; please visit site for prices; cincinnatiparks.com. Stop in to create a collage tree with your family and help from local art educator Anne Skove. Drop in and register at the front desk to participate. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 - 5 p.m.; $7 per project; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

HARVEST HOME FAIR

The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio is a four-day event kicking off with a fun parade through Cheviot, followed by the fair itself with live entertainment, food, amusement rides, 4-H animal and horticultural exhibits, plus horse, flower and art shows. Harvest Home Fair, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot; 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 5 - 11 p.m. Sept. 8, 12 - 11 p.m. Sept. 9, 12 - 9:30 p.m. Sept. 10; $5 adults, free ages 11 and younger; 513-520-2959 or harvesthomefair.com.

FREE MONARCH MANIA

Learn about tagging Monarch butterflies to help scientists track their migration. Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 5 - 7 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

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FREE OPENING RECEPTION: A 90+ YEAR JOURNEY

A glimpse into a lifetime of creating art, this exhibition incorporates a variety of media: charcoal, graphite, pastels, oils, and tells the story of Edith Marrero, a self-taught artist, mother and Puerto Rican immigrant. A 90+ Year Journey ... Do You See What I See? runs through Oct. 6. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE OPENING RECEPTION: UGLY/ HEALING

This exhibition explores themes of othering — whether that be socially or internally inflicted — through the artist’s experience of fatness, of being transgender, and of coping with depression and anxiety. Ugly/Healing runs through Oct. 6. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE OPENING RECEPTION: WHERE THE YEARS HAVE GONE

Most of the photos in this collection were taken from 1968-70 on the West coast and in the Midwest U.S. The others come from more recent pictures shot at various locations from East to West. As bookends to half a century of both constancy and change, the two groups cast light down the tunneled future of this wide, and still mostly open, country. Where the Years Have Gone: From the Sixties to the Cyber Days remains open through Oct. 6. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

YOUNG ABE LINCOLN

Please see “Spotlight” on page 37 for details.

FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP

CINCINNATI MINERAL SOCIETY MEETING

Join an education program about rocks and minerals, preceded by a program for kids. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 7:30 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 MAINSTRASSSE VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST

Enjoy good eats, meet local businesses and vendors, enjoy rides, live entertainment and Clock Tower Tours all weekend long. MainStrasse Village, 107 West 4th St., Covington; 5 - 11 p.m. Sept. 8, 12 - 11 p.m. Sept. 9, 12 - 8 p.m. Sept. 10; mainstrasse.org.

NOCTURNAL NIGHT HIKE

Join a nighttime hike to look for bats, owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 7:30 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.

SPOTLIGHT OLD WEST FESTIVAL

Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 9 - Oct. 15

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ake a trip back in time and enjoy trick roping and whips, gun-spinning, saloon shows, stunt comedy shows, live music and plenty of old-time, western themed fun. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat and Sun through Oct. 15; $14.99 adults, $11.99 children. Visit oldwestfestival.com.

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Sat 9

BUDDY WALK

Join this premier event to raise awareness for the Down syndrome community. Join a team or just come out to walk and show your support. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 9 a.m.; buddywalkcincy.org.

CLOTH DIAPERING

Learn the basics of cloth diapering including cost, care and quantity. Then stick around for a deeper dive into advanced topics in the 102 class at 4 p.m. (cost for Cloth Diapering 102 is $10 per family). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m.; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

FREE COUNTRY PUMPKINS FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy fall fun on a 250-acre farm, including the U-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, barrel train rides, a corn maze, farm animals, turbo slide and more. Rides run Fridays after 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The festival runs through Oct. 31. Country Pumpkins, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion Road, Dry Ridge; 859-9059656 or countrypumpkinsky.com.

CREEKIN’ WEEKEND

Dive in to look for crayfish and other aquatic critters. A limited number of nets will be provided; please wear closed-toe shoes. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10; 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 EARLY BIRDS

Fall migration is here — bring your binoculars and enjoy a hike to seek out some amazing creatures. Marsh Lake, 6440 River Road, Fairfield; 8 - 9 a.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION

Enjoy a fun day in the park and a festival of fall family activities. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

GRASS ROOTS: THE ART OF NATURE

The Krohn Conservatory presents its fall floral show, designed to show how nature has inspired artists throughout history. Walk the labyrinth to admire flowers as painted by Monet, stroll past the cypress trees of Van Gogh, the roses of Dali and more. Exhibit remains on display through Oct. 29; open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue - Sun. Krohn Conservatory,

1501 Eden Park Drive; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER STORY TIME

Parents and children will love this fun, inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren’t always as scary as they seem. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

NATURE HUNT

Go on an adventure, take photos and then return to the Nature Center to claim a prize. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 1 p.m. - 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.

FREE OH, HONEY!

Learn all about bees and how to better protect this sweet species with Bee Keeper Ken Rice. Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, Fairfield; 12 - 1:30 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city. org.

OLD WEST FESTIVAL

Please see “Spotlight” on page 30 for details.

FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

Use stories and songs to learn basic Spanish vocabulary. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

TEDDY BEAR DAY AT THE PARK

Bring your teddy bear for fun and adventure with stories, crafts, songs, games and a special parade that celebrates the teddy bear’s special place in all of our hearts. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

WEEKEND IN 1800

Go back in time and visit the cabin and schoolhouse lawn as it plays host to early Ohio settlers from the Society of Northwest Longhunters. Historic Log Cabin, Shawnee Lookout, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road; 2 - 6 p.m. Sept. 9, 2 - 5 p.m. Sept. 10; 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 WYOMING EXOTIC WHEELS & WINE

Stroll along the avenue sipping wine and craft beer, along with culinary treats, as you view some of the most exotic super cars Cincinnati has to offer. Wyoming Ave.; 6 - 9 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

Sun 10

DULCIMER TUNES

The Cincinnati Dulcimer Society invites families to enjoy the sweet music of the mountain dulcimer. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 3 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 FARMERS MARKET

Stock up on apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and browse a variety of produce from local farms, while enjoying honey tastings, pickling demos, and more. The market will end with a community-wide shofar blowing to mark the beginning of the Mayerson JCC’s Israel at 70 season-long community celebration. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org.

FISHY FUN

There’s some fishy business going on — join the fun with fish-themed activities for all ages. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 1 - 3 p.m.; $2 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.

GRANDPARENTS CRAFT DAY

Bring your grandparents for crafts, goodies and fun on the Carousel. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; please visit site for prices; cincinnatiparks.com.

LEARN TO ROW

Learn row racing skills and try out the equipment. Best for ages 12 and older; registration requested but walkins are welcome. Great Miami Crew Boathouse, 220 North B St., Hamilton; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10 per class; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Mon 11

FREE READING BUDDIES

Ages 3 - 12 read with an adult or teen Reading Buddy volunteer. Return three times and earn a new paperback book. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road; 4:30 - 6 p.m. Mon in Sept.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary. org.

Tue 12

MONARCH MANIA

Learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, plus what they need to survive the amazing journey they make each year. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m., Tue - Sat; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Sept. 12 - 17. 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.

SATISFACTION: THE MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES

Experience the classic hits of the Stones as you’ve never heard them before when Cincinnati native Matt Harris brings them to live in jazz form. Patricia Corbett Theater, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati campus, Corry Blvd.; 8 p.m.; $15 general, $10 students, free UC students; 513-5564183 or ccm.uc.edu.

Wed 13

FREE PAWPAW TASTING

Learn about the native pawpaw tree and taste a sample of its fruit. Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 5 - 7 p.m.; boonecountyky. org.

FREE THE STANDARD’S VOLUNTEER EXPO

Head to the area’s largest volunteer expo to meet with local non-profits and learn about ways that you and your family can help your community. Fountain Square, West 5th St.; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; standard.com/volunteerexpo.

SUNFLOWER RACE AND RIDE

The Sunflower Revolution is a celebratory weekend event whose mission is to raise funds for Parkinson’s research that can benefit patients regionally, nationally and globally. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 8 - 10:30 a.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

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Thu 14

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Enjoy fun and games with the family — everything from giant board games to creative crafts and scavenger hunts. Tonight’s theme is all about princesses and superheroes, so come dressed in your best costume. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: MAGNETIC MOSAICS

Check out the newest exhibit in the UnMuseum, Working Service. Create collages from magnetic paper, and stick around for some kid-friendly

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Fri 15

FREE FRENCH STORY TIME

Learn simple French vocabulary through songs and stories. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 11 - 11:30 a.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE LIVE JAZZ

The Ron Pardon Quintet performs live jazz and swing standards this evening. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

Sat 16

ANYTHING FOR KIDS FALL SALE

Peruse gently used clothing, toys and equipment in this semi-annual sale designed to help raise funds to sponsor a room at Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House. 6840 Lakota Lane; 8 a.m.; $1; 513-252-6980.

BABYWEARING

Learn the basics of baby wearing, including carriers, safety and more. Then stay for the 102 class at 3:30 p.m. that concentrates on wrapping your baby safely (cost for Babywearing 102 is $10 per family). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 2 p.m.; 513-7911089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

CHANGING HANDS SALE

SPOTLIGHT

Peruse gently used clothing, toys, shoes, equipment, maternity wear and more in this semi-annual consignment sale. Bring a tote for easier shopping! Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $1 admission; changinghandssale.com.

FREE EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Celebrate nature in the park with games, interesting facts and more. Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, Fairfield; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

FALL FAMILY FUN

Stop by to celebrate the changing of the seasons with a scavenger hunt, nature-themed crafts, activity cards and more! Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5; 513-221-0981 or civicgardencenter. org.

HORSE DAZE

Lasso up some fun with horse rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, horse photo opportunities, demonstrations, games and more. Elk Creek MetroPark, 5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown; 10 a.m. - 4 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.

KIDS’ BINGO DAY

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Come to the Carousel for fun and games, plus chances to win tokens on the Carousel and other prizes. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; please visit site for prices; cincinnatiparks.com.

MUSIC IN THE WOODS

Celebrate the end of summer with great music, delicious food and fun times for the whole family. Proceeds from tonight’s festivities benefit

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Imago’s programs for urban youth, the preservation of urban greenspace, and green living workshops. Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave.; 4 - 11 p.m.; $20 before Sept. 15, $25 at the door; 513-921-5124 or imagoearth.org.

FREE PRINCESSES WEAR PANTS STORY TIME

In their debut children’s picture book, Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim team up for a savvy, imaginative story that celebrates fashion and girl power. Join the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple as she finds a clever way to get the job done while staying true to herself. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

FREE SAVE THE MONARCHS

The Monarch butterfly population is declining, learn how you can help save them as you plant some milkweed in the butterfly garden. Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, Fairfield; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city. org.

FREE SIGN LANGUAGE STORY TIME

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

FREE THE CITY FLEA

Peruse the wares of local vendors and craftsmen in this outdoor market in the park. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; thecityflea.com.

Sun 17 APRAXIA WALK

Please see “Spotlight” this page for details.

FREE BOONE WOODS ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

Area artists sell their works while families enjoy live bluegrass music on the Creekside Stage. Boone Woods, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 859-334-2117 or boonecountyky. org.

FREE ISH: A JEWISH AND ISRAELI ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Enjoy the works of cultural artisans, performers, and food vendors from the area while celebrating the diversity of Jewish and Israeli identities, beliefs, cultural heritages and experiences, and more. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; washingtonpark.org.


Now Playing CABARET

It’s 1931 in Berlin, and a young American writer is in a “very complicated” relationship with a cabaret performer at the Kit Kat Klub, while another doomed romance is taking place between a boarding house owner and her elderly suitor. Featuring Tony Award-winning songs like “Maybe This Time,” and “Cabaret.” Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place; Sept. 28 - Oct. 15; please see website for schedule and prices; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.

HAMLET

CCM’s 150th anniversary opens with Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of a young man plunged into the madness of family disillusionment, lost love, betrayal, murder and what it means to be a man. Patricia Corbett Theater, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati campus, Corry and Jefferson Streets; 8 p.m. Sept. 28 - 30, 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; $27 - $31 general, $17 - $20 students, $15 - $18 UC students; 513-556-4183 or ccm.uc.edu.

THE KAPLAN NEW WORKS SERIES

Cincinnati Ballet kicks off the season with a celebration of modern choreographers and the athleticism, strength and versatility of its dancers. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; Sept. 14 - 24; please see website for complete schedule of times and prices; cballet.org.

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Coats, Boots, Gloves, Hats & more! Up to 70% off retail prices!

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park kicks off its Off the Hill series with this fantastic story of Boom, the son of Thunder, and a mythical adventure about discovering one’s inner strength. Various venues throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; Sept. 30 - Oct. 29; please see website for complete details; cincyplay.com.

THE MIRACLE WORKER

Immortalized on stage and on screen, this classic tale of teacher and student won the Tony Award in 1960. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; Sept. 7 - Oct. 1; please see website for schedule and prices; 513-421-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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The Oscar-winning film comes to life on the stage in this funny adaptation that features a young Will with writer’s block, mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and of course, love. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; Sept. 2 - 30; tickets start at $34.90; 513-4213888 or cincyplay.com.

WICKED

Long before Dorothy made her debut in Munchkinland, two girls became friends — one a beauty with ambition to spare, and the other born with emerald green skin and completely misunderstood. How they became Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West is a fascinating tale. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; Sept. 13 - Oct. 15; tickets start at $42.50; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

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Bring your “mutt” and dash for a cause. Support the United Pet Fund’s inaugural 5K race that benefits local animal shelters, rescues and animal care groups. Lunken Playfield, Wilmer Ave.; 8:30 a.m.; $35 in advance, $45 day of race; $15 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; unitedpetfund.org.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: ART AROUND THE WORLD

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FREE HIGH SCHOOL STUDY BREAK

Grades 9 - 12 take a break from school and studying with snacks, activities and relaxation. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence; 6 - 8 p.m.; 859-9624000 or kentonlibrary.org.

Tue 19

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Unplug from technology and play classic games or learn new favorites. Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road; 5 - 8 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.

HONEYBEES

Learn about bees and the different jobs they have to make honey. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Sept. 19 24. 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.

TOT TUESDAY: DOGS

Celebrate all things dog with puppy tales, songs and crafts all designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization. Behringer Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

Wed 20

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

It’s all about wacky games this evening — bring the gang for giant board games, scavenger hunts, Olympic games and more. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills

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FREE MEET THE AUTHOR

Author Elizabeth Eulberg discusses and signs her latest book, The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match. Line numbers for the signing will be given with preorders and sales of the book. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 6:30 p.m.; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Thu 21

THURSDAY ART PLAY: UNMUSEUM ART

FREE B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

FREE BIG WORDS STORY TIME

FREE BATMAN DAY

BLUEGRASS FOR BABIES

Join the 2nd Annual Teen Book Festival with local teen authors, writing workshops, trivia, games, prizes and sneak peeks of upcoming books. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 1 p.m.; 513-755-2258. Celebrate Batman Day with a Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free offer on all DC graphic novels, and receive one of three Batman Day 2017 Special Edition Comics: Batman, DC Super Hero Girls or Harley Quinn (while supplies last). Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 513-755-2258.

The UnMuseum is filled with interactive works of art — create work inspired by these pieces and explore four of the five senses. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

Join a family-friendly bluegrass concert featuring favorites like Jake Speed and the Freddies, The Redemptioners, and the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, along with a special performance from Jennifer Ellis Music, all to support infant and children’s health in Cincinnati. Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park, Art Museum Drive; 3 - 9 p.m.; $12 through Sept. 1; $15 adults, Sept. 2 - 22; $20 day of event, free ages 12 and younger; bluegrassforbabies.com.

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WEE WONDER ABOUT SQUIRRELS

Ages 3 - 5 learn all about these acrobatic animals with crafts, stories and more. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 11 a.m.; $7 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.

Fri 22

AUTUMN FUN

The leaves are falling and spinning, just like you can on the Carousel, along with leaf crafts and more. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; please visit site for prices; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE GLENDALE CRAFT BEER & WINE FESTIVAL

Enjoy a variety of craft beer, wine and food in this annual festival featuring dozens of vendors and local Glendale merchants, along with live music and entertainment. Glendale Craft Beer & Wine Festival, 30 Village Square; 5 - 11 p.m. Sept. 22, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sept. 23; glendalecraftbeerwinefestival.com.

Sat 23

FREE 12TH ANNUAL ART AFFAIRE

Parents are invited to peruse more than 115 art and fine craft artists, food, and music positioned along a three-block area of historic Milford. Milford, Main St., Milford; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513-2480324 or milfordhistory.net.

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ake a trip around the world. Learn about where the art in the Taft comes from, practice your foreign language skills at the Art Cart and make a paper lantern. At 2 p.m., take a trip with Madcap Puppets and their show, Jules and Verne’s Excellent Adventure (ideal for ages 5 - 12). Then, stop by Honey Hill Farm’s traveling petting zoo at 3 p.m.! Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m. Call 513-684-4517 or visit taftmuseum.org.

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Check out bonsai trees as presented by the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL: FAUX GARDEN PARTY

Experiment with all things artificial and make a fake garden sculpture, design a bug box for pet rocks, create faux floral party hats and snack on dirt pudding. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 - 3 p.m.; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE FORD FAMILY FUN FEST FOR JDRF

Check out classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, tour the Ford transmission plant, join a corn hole tournament, enjoy the kids zone, and more in this festival to help find a cure for diabetes. Ford Transmission Plant, 3000 East Sharon Road; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-782-7594 or facebook.com/ fordfamilyfunfestforjdrf/.

FREE GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND

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HONOR RUN

Support local veteran-focused charities in this annual run that includes age groupings, prizes for top finishers and plenty of fun for a good cause. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 8:30 a.m.; $20 - $35; honorrunllc.org.

JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION

This annual favorite kicks off the fall season with a kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, a visit to Halloweenville, and an indoor pumpkin patch where kids get a free mini pumpkin. Exhibit remains open through Oct. 31. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court; tickets start at $13.95 ; 513898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

FREE LIBERTY TOWNSHIP FALL FESTIVAL

Bring the kids for inflatables, a children’s activity zone, games, food and ice cream in this fun festival to kick off fall. Even dogs are invited for a special Paws on Parade around the park. Liberty Park, 6757 Yankee Road; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; liberty-township.com.

SCOPEOUT 2017

Celebrate the telescope, science and history all day (and all night) in this open house that includes classes, materials for teachers, kids’ crafts, safe viewings of the Sun, a swap table, meteorites, tours of the historic buildings, and much more. There will even be prizes, and for grown-ups, enjoy dinner under the stars with a lecture by UC physics professor Dr. Colin Bischoff. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 12 - 11 p.m.; free for main activities and nighttime viewings, $25 and RSVP required for dinner and lecture; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory. org.

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The local River City Quilt Guide displays more than 35 quilts featuring Charley Harper’s designs along with quilts premiering with the theme Flora and Fauna of Ohio. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 24 - Oct. 1; 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 MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE BAZAAR

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

FREE MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR

Local illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler discusses and signs his new book, Melvin the Mouth, which chronicles the story of Mel Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny and a number of beloved cartoon characters. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

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Bring your little artists to create an art project in Charley Harper’s child-friendly style of nature art. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 12 p.m. Sept. 25 - 29; $3 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.

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Stop by to learn about some wild weather happenings. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1. 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.

Wed 27

FREE TODDLER TIME

Bring the littles, ages 2 - 3, for stories, songs, play and fun, all to help develop their pre-literacy skills. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike; 10 a.m.; 859-781-6166 or cc-pl.org.


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Thu 28

ANIMAL TALES

Join the naturalist for a naturethemed 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.

FREE THE WORLD OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER

Bestselling author Marta McDowell discusses Wilder’s life and inspirations, and more. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SWOON ART

Learn about street artist Caledonia Curry, better known as Swoon, then experiment with drawing, cut paper and wheat paste. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-345-8405 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 29

FREE INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRADE SALE

Shop handmade items from around the world in this sale that features a diverse groups of volunteers and vendors who represent Fair Trade and Direct Trade organizations designed to empower people through fair wages, education, and a healthy work environment. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave.; 4 - 9 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 30; 513-321-6700 or cheryl.hpredeemer@ gmail.com.

MERMAIDS AND PIRATES

Discover the magic of mermaids and pirates in this exhibit that features daily mermaid appearances, swashbuckling pirates and a special guest in the Stingray Hideaway. RSVP for a special after-hours, family-friendly costume party this evening at 6 p.m.! Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way; open 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 15; $30.99; newportaquarium.com.

Sat 30

1869 BASE BALL: TROPHY BALL

See which 1869 base ball team will take home the trophy — the Cincinnati Buckeyes or the 1869 Cincinnati Redstockings. Teams wear historical uniforms and play by historical rules, and they need you to cheer them on. Bring along a lawn chair and after the game

take a guided or self-guided tour of the 19th century village (guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 3 p.m.). Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road; 1 p.m.; Guided tours are $5 ages 12 and older, $3 ages 5 - 11; self-guided tours are $3 ages 12 and older, $1 ages 5 - 11; 513-5639484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

APPLEFEST TRAIN RIDE

Kick off the fall season with a train ride to Lebanon’s popular Country Applefest. Travel through the country side, make a stop at the festival, and then return with informative passenger conductors who describe railroad history and operations. Trains depart at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; $14 adults, $10 seniors and ages 2 - 16, free ages 1 and younger; 513-9338022 or lebanonrr.com.

figure the weight of an elephant. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 3 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS STORY TIME

Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a language all their own. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-7552258.

FREE SING OUT AGAINST POVERTY

designed to support the Faith Alliance’s programs benefiting those living in poverty. Enjoy music from four bands, food and beverages, games, corn hole, face painting, balloons and more. The Square at Union Centre, Union Center Drive; 12 - 5 p.m.; 513-309-4526 or thefaithalliance.org.

SOLAR GAZING

Head to the Carousel for facts about the sun, safely view solar flares with special instruments, and make your own star chart to identify constellations all year round. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 1 - 4 p.m.; please visit site for prices; cincinnatiparks.com.

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CAMPGROUND TREE PLANTING

Volunteers are welcome to help plant 80 trees to provide shade for campers and habitat for wildlife, followed by grilled treats around the campfire. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 9 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.

FREE COUNTRY APPLEFEST

The whole family enjoys crafts, food, live entertainment, and of course, all things apple. Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 North Broadway St., Lebanon; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; countryapplefest.com.

GREATER CINCINNATI WALK LIKE MADD

Take up the fight to end drunk driving and join MADD for this 5K event for individuals, teams and even virtual walkers. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 children; 513769-6800 or walklikemadd.org.

SPOTLIGHT

KROHN ZONE: COFFEE AND TEA

Coffee and tea is highlighted at an activity and educational display in the Krohn today. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 1 - 3 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR

Local illustrator Christina Ward discusses and signs her new book, Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant, written by Songju Ma Daemicke. Ms. Wald will also lead a fun activity related to the book, which tells the story of a child prodigy who uses creative problem solving to

YOUNG ABE LINCOLN Friday, Sept. 8

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710 Tusculum Ave. 513-751-3679 parks.cincyregister.com/ amazingfamrace17 •The Amazing Family Race Online registration closes Sept. 26. Teams of up to five members ages 5 - 17 play puzzles, riddles and more as they compete to find their way to their next destination in this fun and amazing race. Prizes will be awarded. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 30; $35 per team.

BEHRINGER CRAWFORD MUSEUM

1600 Montague Road, Covington 859-491-4003 • bcmuseum.org Autumn Fun RSVP by Sept. 5. Ages 4 - 10 make a miniscarecrow, have a light snack and enjoy time in NaturePlay@BCM. Sept. 8; $3 members, $5 nonmembers (does not include museum admission).

BLUE COCOON’S MOMMY + ME PLAY CAFÉ 9361 Montgomery Road 513-791-1089 bluecocoonbaby.com

CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT! These events require ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Registration is ongoing until event is filled or otherwise noted.

•Make a Mess With Brazee Ages 3 - 6 read a book and create a piece of art with Brazee Street School of Glass using safe fused glass components (project will be picked up later). 10 a.m. Sept. 18; $25 per child.

First Explorers Ages 3 - 4 explore a variety of nature themes like monarchs, ponds, bird watching and preparing for winter. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16; $50 members, $70 nonmembers (includes full series).

•FREE Talk Like a Pirate Day Enjoy pirate stories and silly voices to celebrate this wacky holiday. 4 p.m. Sept. 19.

Awareness Ages 5 - 6 explore monarchs, leaves, animals and birds in this series. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16; $50 members, $70 nonmembers (includes full series).

Fall Fun Ages 3 and older celebrate fall with stories, art and a snack. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22; $6 per child.

CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM 953 Eden Park Drive 513-721-2787 cincinnatiartmuseum.org

•Studio Classes Students of all ages (ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a grown-up) are invited to a weekly class that builds on traditional drawing techniques. 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; $20 members, $40 nonmembers (covers all four sessions).

•Infant/Child CPR Sign up for this important safety course that offers certification or non-certification options. 3 p.m. Sept. 24; please call for price.

•Artist Workshop: Ceramics Young artists (ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a grown-up) discover the ceramic techniques used in the exhibition Ana England: Kinship and make their own clay sculpture to take home. 1 - 3 p.m. Sept. 16; $6 members, $12 nonmembers.

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•FREE Book Club RSVP for a discussion and activities based on The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop, and meet the author of this story of sisterhood and summertime. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10. •Make a Mess Ages 2 - 4 and their adults enjoy a good book and an art activity. 10 a.m. Sept. 11 and 25; $6 per child. •The Royal Ball Princes and princesses are invited for the Royal Ball ­— decorate a crown and dance with special stuffed animal guests. 4 p.m. Sept. 13; $4 per child. •FREE Kidlit Trivia Compete as a team with your child to score points in a fun children’s book trivia challenge. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 513-831-1711 • cincynature.org Daily admission is $9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, and $4 ages 4 - 12 Preparing for Night Discover the magical sights and sounds of nature at night during this annual event. Bring a flashlight, visit booths along the trails, view astronomical wonders, and meet live raptors up close. Bring a picnic dinner or enjoy treats from the food trucks, along with live music and free ice cream. 5 - 10 p.m. Sept. 16; $5 - $12 before Sept. 10, $6 - $14 after Sept. 10. Babes in the Woods Toddlers and their parents are invited to discover the wonders of nature using simple sensory experiences and indoor and outdoor play. 10 - 11 a.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11; $38 members, $46 nonmembers (includes full series).

Discovery Ages 7 - 9 enjoy hands-on learning about a variety of natural topics. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16; $50 members, $70 nonmembers (includes full series). Naturalist Explorers Enjoy hands-on, interactive learning in nature for ages 10 - 13. 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16; $50 members, $70 nonmembers (includes full series).

CINCINNATI WALKS FOR KIDS

Held at Coney Island 6201 Kellogg Ave. 513-636-5218 • cincywalks.org •Cincinnati Walks for Kids Join the largest community fundraiser benefitting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The whole family can participate in a one or two-mile walk, and enjoy free face painting, entertainment and access to rides at Coney Island. 9 a.m. Sept. 16; $25 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER 44 East Sixth St. 513-345-8405 contemporaryartscenter.org

•FREE Homeschool Wednesday Ages 6 - 12 tour Nijdeka Akunvile Crosby’s exhibit and explore how the artist works to create a bridge between her native Nigeria and her current home in the U.S. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

COVEDALE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS 4900 Glenway Ave.

513-244-5700 pc-westorg.presencehost.net/ news-events/event-calendar.html/ event/2017/09/06/-the-miracleworker-benefit/156950 •The Miracle Worker Benefit Preview Join a preview of the production, The Miracle Worker, which dramatizes the volatile relationship between Annie Sullivan

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and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Proceeds benefit Pregnancy Center West. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; $20.

DOWNTOWNE LISTENING ROOM

Downtown Cincinnati downTowneListeningRoom.com •Southern Fried Blues Enjoy the country-flavored, rockin’ and rollin’ blues sounds of The Georgia Songbird, EG Kight with local Belle of the Blues Lisa Biales. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23; $15.

JEWISH DISCOVERY CENTER 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason 513-234-0777 • jdiscovery.com

•Rosh Hashanah Sweet Shoppe Join the C Kids in Action kickoff event with candy making, a hot dog picnic lunch, a moon bounce and more fun. 3 - 5 p.m. Sept. 10; free if RSVP by Sept. 3, $10 per child after Sept. 3.

JOSEPH BETH BOOKSELLERS 2692 Madison Road 513-396-8960 • josephbeth.com

•The Language of Thorns Teens go deep into the beloved Grishaverse created by author Leigh Bardugo in this launch party for the ages — bring your crew, dress in costume and enjoy games, trivia and more. 7 p.m. Sept. 26; call to purchase tickets.

KROHN CONSERVATORY 1501 Eden Park Drive 513-861-3435 parks.cincyregister.com/ krohnfallpscamp17

Adventures Under Glass RSVP by Sept. 6. Preschoolers explore a variety of nature themes, go on scavenger hunts, make crafts, play games and more. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25; $35.

LANGSFORD LEARNING ACCELERATION CENTER 9402 Towne Square Ave. Blue Ash • 513-531-7400 weteachreading.com

•FREE What Parents Should Know About Reading and Comprehension Learn the five critical skills that support successful reading, as well as the root causes of reading difficulties and why some good readers struggle with comprehension. 12:30 - 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Sept. 21.


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LAZER KRAZE

7082 Columbia Road, Maineville 513-339-1030 1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger 859-371-5729 lazerkraze.com •Special Needs Night Players ages 4 and older with special needs can play laser tag or jump on the trampolines for free with their family member’s paid admission. Please see web site for jump rules; jump socks not included and are $2 per pair. Held the first Thursday of each month from 4 - 9 p.m.

LIFE LEARNING CENTER

20 West 18th St., Covington 859-431-0100 lifelearningcenter.us •FREE Lunch and Learn Learn how to address the barriers in five domains of life: physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, and relational, and find opportunities to volunteer, employ members and become a community partner. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 13.

MAY FESTIVAL

Held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave. 513-744-3229 • mayfestival.com •FREE Auditions for May Festival Youth Chorus Students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to meet new friends, make great music, and be a part of Cincinnati’s rich choral history. Auditions are by appointment only; 4 - 8 p.m. Sept. 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 12:30 - 2 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24.

MAYERSON JCC 8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 mayersonjcc.org

PJ Library Farm Day Learn about flowers, bees and farm animals, as well as the history of Gorman Heritage Farm, where today’s program is hosted (10052 Reading Road, Evendale). 4 p.m. Sept. 24; $5 members, $7 nonmembers, free ages 3 and younger. •Let Me Run! This program uses running as a vehicle to inspire and teach boys in grades 4 - 6 as they learn to break down male stereotypes, and learn respect for others. The team celebrates their success with a 5K run at the end of the program. 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Mon and Thu, Sept. 18 - Nov. 2; please call for price.

•Top Chef Tots With Ms. Teeny Ages 3 - 5 learn the basics of cooking, including measuring and mixing. Each class includes a story time and fun snack-making. 1 - 2 p.m. Fri, Sept. 1 - Oct. 27; $50 members, $60 nonmembers.

MIAMI WHITEWATER FOREST

9001 Mt. Hope Road 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park All About Spiders RSVP by Sept. 6. Ages 2 - 4 learn about these misunderstood creatures with a story and a craft. 11 a.m. Sept. 8; $7 per child. Operation Observation: Where Is My Spider? RSVP by Sept. 7. Learn how you can contribute to a citizen science project. 9 a.m. Sept. 9. Homeschool Science RSVP by Sept. 19. Homeschool students ages 5 - 12 learn about the birds in their own backyard. 1 - 3 p.m. Sept. 21; $7 per child.

NEUSOLE GLASSWORKS 11925 Kemper Springs Drive 513-751-3292 neusoleglassworks.com

•Grandparents’ Day Sun Catcher Bring your grandparent and make a sun catcher from hot molten glass with help from a professional glassblower. RSVP for a 30-minute slot between 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 10; $35.

PARKY’S FARM AT WINTON WOODS

10073 Daly Road 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park Garden Harvest RSVP by Sept. 17. Ages 2 - 5 and their adults celebrate fall by harvesting potatoes from the garden. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Sept. 19 and 20; $10 per child with one adult, $5 for each additional adult.

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9799 Prechtel Road 513-244-5700 • pc-west.org •PCW’S 18th Annual Golf Classic Golfers and wannabe golfers are invited to this benefit tournament that includes lunch, prizes and more. 11 a.m. Sept. 15; $130 per golfer.

TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

316 Pike St. 513-684-4517 • taftmuseum.org •Taft JR: Strike a Pose How you stand and move can tell a lot about how you are feeling. Hear a story that will get you moving to show all sorts of emotions, practice your bending skills to create a movable piece of art, and look closely at the poses of the people in the Taft paintings to see how they are feeling. 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Sept. 7; free for members and children, $10 nonmembers in advance, $12 day of program.

WINTON WOODS

WOMEN WRITING FOR A CHANGE 6906 Plainfield Road 513-272-1171 womenwriting.org

•Mothers & Daughters: Kindness Rocks Mothers and Daughters ages 9 - 12 (and sisters and grandmothers and more) are invited for a workshop to explore their creativity together. 1 - 4 p.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19; $50 per pair per class, or $130 for all three classes.

WOODLAND MOUND

8250 Old Kellogg Road 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Tree Jamboree RSVP by Sept. 4. Ages 3 - 5 learn all about trees through crafts and activities. 10 a.m. Sept. 8; $7 per child. Fish Jamboree RSVP by Sept. 7. Ages 3 - 5 learn about fish with activities and a craft. 10 a.m. Sept. 12; $7 per child.

10245 Winton Road 513-521-PARK (7275) greatparks.org A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park •Teen Volunteer Orientation RSVP by Sept. 1. Teens learn about volunteer roles available, with a focus on opportunities at the Winton Woods Riding Center. For ages 14 18. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sept. 2. Operation Observation: Where Is My Spider? RSVP by Sept. 14. Learn how you can contribute to this citizen science project about spiders. 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Homeschool Science RSVP by Sept. 14. Ages 5 - 12 and their parents take a short hike and explore learning stations about ectotherms with scales and skin. 11 a.m. Sept. 19; $6 per child. •Walk With Compassion Help raise awareness and bring an end to childhood poverty in this walk through the park. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23; donations accepted. RSVP to walkwithcompassion.com.

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