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Our annual Family Fall Fest at the Mason Community Center; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night event; Komen Southwest Ohio Race for the Cure; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Cincinnati; iSPACE Day at Scarlet Oaks; and the Seventh Annual All-City Boychoir Festival.

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The importance of tummy time.

PREECLAMPSIA Surprisingly, many women have no idea about preeclampsia in pregnancy, yet it's a condition that can literally take your life.

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day by day By Susan Day

Here’s to My Wildish Boy

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y wild boy does not fit into a box. The box of the world that society tries to mash us all into. I have four children, and three of them behave just the way everyone expects children to behave. They listen. They never stray

when we are out and about. These kids smile politely, know how to look adults in the eyes and remember their manners. My fourth child arrived five years after my third. I call him my caboose, but he might as well be a firecracker. He’s one of those kids who can set people off. I will hear about someone meeting him and soon enough I’ll hear, “Oh, you’ve got your hands full!” or something to that effect. I have seen a mother roll her eyes about him when she didn’t know I was looking. My boy has an out-of-the-box track record. He has always done things out of the ordinary and unexpected. He bores easily and needs to jump up and down after lunch before sitting down for science. It takes all of his power to sit still. I used to be baffled that he could be so different from my other three. I used to try and mash him in the box, change his personality, get him to conform. Until one day I just got it. I don’t have to do that. The world will do it for him.

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So now I’m glad he’s wild. I admire that he does his own thing. I’m glad he’s confident and I’m not going to try and shake that. He recently told me he’s tired of teachers using the word “focus.” “You’ve got to focus!” “It’s your FOCUS. If you would just FOCUS.” I looked at him and felt his pain. Then he asked, “Do I have ADHD?” And you know what I said? “We all do to an extent, honey. When we’re not interested in what’s happening around us we can check out.”

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GO PINK! There are plenty of ways for the whole gang to show support. Get out your pink garb and try one of these events that are perfect for all ages: • The 2017 Komen Southwest Ohio Race for the Cure takes place Sunday, Oct. 1 at Coney Island Park (6201 Kellogg Ave.). Registration and the expo open at 7 a.m., the walk begins at 9 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Hope ceremony. Register at komen.org. • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Cincinnati gathers on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Yeatman’s Cove in Sawyer Point (705 E. Pete Rose Way). Registration opens at

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LIGHT THE NIGHT Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the annual Light the Night on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point (705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati). Funds raised during the event support life-saving treatments and research. Register online at lightthenight.org/tri-state-southern-ohio.

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makes programs like Walking the Dinosaur, a support group for ages 5 - 15, so important. The group gathers monthly to focus on feelings and learning through age-appropriate games and crafts. This month, Walking the Dinosaur meets on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at 4918 Cooper Road. In addition, teens can meet for Teen Pizza Trail on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Mio’s Pizza (9500 Kenwood Road). Teens can spend time with others similarly affected by cancer. And the whole family can don their Halloween costumes for a bash full of games, crafts, tricks and treats on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. All events are free. Learn more and RSVP at cancersupportcincinnati.org. (please turn the page)

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MICHELLE BORBA GIVES KEYNOTE AT EARLY CHILDHOOD SYMPOSIUM The Summit Country Day School celebrates its 10th anniversary of their annual Early Childhood Education Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Lower School The Boychoir and chaperones photographed when they traveled to the Pacific Northwest in July, 2017

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BABIES, BACKS & BELLIES After 9 months in the womb, babies need purposeful “unfolding” time on their tummies to counteract all that back time while sleeping. By Sherry Hang

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afe to Sleep is always important (always place Baby on his back for sleeping!), but are you as diligent about tummy time for your little one? “It’s all about balance,” says neonatal/pediatric occupational therapist Michelle Emanuel. She’s spent a career helping babies with issues like head flattening (plagiocephaly), posture problems, and asymmetries (torticollis). “We spend a lot of time on our backs, sleeping, lying in a car seat,” she explains, adding that babies need to offset all that back time. Emanuel’s Tummy Time!™ Method focuses on newborns to pre-crawling infants and suggests anywhere from 30 minutes a day to up to two hours, depending on age.

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Emmanuel says tummy time should not be thought of as an “extra,” but as a necessity. “It is necessary for neurodevelopment; our brains need it,” Emmanuel says. When Baby spends purposeful time on his belly, he gains better head control, posture, reflexes and motor development. Think of it this way, Emanuel says: Your baby has spent nine months folded in half in the womb, and now he needs the first few months to unfold and extend his growing body and learn to use his neck, shoulder and arm muscles. Putting him in new positions can help with that. Tummy time has also been shown to help improve digestion and decrease reflux, a big concern for plenty of new parents. And it’s a great way to bond with your baby, since you’re on the floor

with him, giving him all your attention.

WHAT IF BABY DOESN’T LIKE IT? Sometimes tummy time takes practice before Baby starts to like it. Don’t give up fast if there’s a fuss, but ease into it a few minutes at a time. “Babies should be able to get comfy in all positions,” says Emanuel. “Some babies don’t like being on their tummies because of reflux, or posture issues and asymmetries can make it challenging.” So if your baby continues to resist tummy time, bring it up with your pediatrician for advice. Emanuel’s method was developed for babies who don’t like being on their tummies, and suggests that parents ease into it by starting on the back and rolling

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Baby over, or use a pillow or leg to modify his position. Infant massage is another technique to help Baby adjust to his position. And keep at it! “It takes time, repetition and consistency to get babies used to it,” says Emanuel.

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Empowering yourself with knowledge about a condition that can strike with little warning in pregnancy just may save your life.

eloved Downton Abbey character Sybil Crawley died in childbirth. Her long-time family doctor (Dr. Clarkson) insisted that Sybil was “preeclamptic” and needed an emergency C-section. Fancy city doctor Sir Phillip — whom the Crawleys had brought in to help provide “the best of care” — insisted Sybil was fine. The baby was born, but moments later, Sybil seized and died. If preeclampsia escalates into eclampsia (seizures), the mother’s health is in danger. If eclampsia escalates into HELLP syndrome

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By Susan Day (severe eclampsia), vital organs can begin shutting down. So why the difference in opinion between Sybil’s doctors? Quite frankly, it’s because preeclampsia’s symptoms can mimic those of other conditions. “The disease can affect so many organ systems and can have so many clinical presentations,” says Amberly Davidson, M.D. with Premier Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Some conditions include acute pancreatitis, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lupus and sepsis syndromes and more,” she adds. Providers need to be keenly aware of a woman’s symptoms in order to detect when

preeclampsia may be present. Early detection is best, but not always possible. “Preeclampsia is a pregnancy specific condition that affects different organs and is characterized by hypertension or elevated blood pressure, or protein in the urine,” says Juan Reina, M.D., an obstetrician with Hilltop Obstetrics & Gynecology (three locations in the Cincinnati area). “It’s believed to be associated with the abnormal attachment of the placenta to the uterus; or changes in the walls of the small vessels within the placenta; or due to heredity genetic disposition; or all of the above,” Reina says. Meanwhile, no one knows why it occurs.

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And while Downtown Abbey was set in the 1920s, preeclampsia remains a very dangerous complication of pregnancy for women today. “It is not completely known what causes preeclampsia to develop in some women,” says Charissa Newton, a certified nurse midwife at Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Mason. “There are, however, certain medical conditions and risk factors that have been shown to increase the risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy and the postpartum period,” she adds. Factors that can increase the risk of preeclampsia for women are: 1) Being pregnant for the first time; 2) Being over 40; 3) Family history of preeclampsia; 4) History of hypertension, kidney disease or both; 5) Pregnant with multiples; 6) Medical conditions like diabetes and obesity. According to Linda Burke-Galloway, M.D., and author of The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby (Red Flags Publishing; 2008), about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. But why are women still dying from it in 2017? After nearly a century of enormous strides in saving women from death in childbirth, the rate of major complications more than doubled between 1998 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every 10,000 delivery hospitalizations in 2010 and 2011, about 163 women had a severe complication, like needing a blood transfusion or hysterectomy or having cardiac arrest, sepsis, or seizures (eclampsia). Today, it is imperative that women advocate for themselves during pregnancy and childbirth, conveying to providers what they are experiencing. In order for women to freely vocalize symptomatic concerns, they need to be empowered with knowledge; knowing the difference between what’s normal in pregnancy and what’s not. Research shows that more than half of the women who experience preeclampsia aren’t aware anything’s wrong. Should we be frightening women with scary stories of the spiraling dangers of preeclampsia in pregnancy and postpartum? Absolutely not. But studies show that women feel less anxiety when they’re armed with accurate

information they can use. And certainly with more awareness, fewer women will be lost.

ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE Pregnant women see their provider routinely as part of good prenatal care, but often they’re not informed about pregnancy and childbirth risks unless they’re deemed high-risk. Once women are cleared of any high risks, pregnancy can go typically along, but OB visits are key in order to monitor your blood pressure and the protein in your urine. Preeclampsia can strike any woman at any time, and there’s no way of knowing if the condition will rapidly progress when it happens or if it will linger for days on end with the mother not knowing. Every year in the U.S. upwards of 8 percent of pregnant or postpartum women develop preeclampsia or more serious eclampsia and HELLP syndrome (severe hypertension characterized by organ failure and seizures).

... WITHOUT KNOWING IT Beth Frazer was dying. It was 2008 and the 33-year-old attorney’s kidneys and liver were shutting down. The twins she carried were going to be delivered 20 weeks prematurely in order to save Frazer from hemorrhaging or having a massive seizure. HELLP syndrome, the most severe form of eclampsia. During a routine OB appointment, Frazer learned protein was spilling into her urine. Suddenly her headaches, rapid breathing and blurred vision were NOT typical symptoms of pregnancy like she’d thought. Frazer could be saved, but not the twins. “Delivering a baby can ‘clear up’ preeclampsia,” Reina says, “but there’s also a chance it can become severe after childbirth.” Delivered 20 weeks prematurely, Frazer’s twins were too small to survive. Physically weak, heartbroken and confused, Frazer was a changed woman after the experience. She became motivated to find the Preeclampsia Foundation and learned that many, many women are unaware of preeclampsia before a diagnosis of it. Today, Frazer works hard to educate women around the world about preeclampsia.

LOOKING AHEAD It’s vitally important for women to understand warning symptoms for preeclampsia and there are many of them. When a woman is diagnosed with pre-

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eclampsia, she will be closely monitored during pregnancy. If the pregnancy is at 37 weeks or later, the provider will probably deliver the fetus to treat the preeclampsia and avoid complications. But if the pregnancy is less than 37 weeks, other options may be considered. Typically, preeclampsia appears in the late second or third trimester of a pregnancy. A woman develops high blood pressure and protein in her urine, and depending on the severity of those symptoms, may need to deliver her baby early, or stay on bed rest until the baby is fully developed. Preeclampsia usually goes away within six weeks of delivery, but in some cases, symptoms can get worse, or even develop, after childbirth. That’s why it’s important to know that you should monitor yourself closely after being discharged from the hospital. You may be at home, but you’re still in recovery from childbirth and if any symptoms aren’t normal to you — if you have an instinct that something’s wrong — call your doctor. While there’s no specific screening test for preeclampsia, watching vital signs, labs and urine tests can help to find it sooner. “That’s why we encourage our pregnancy patients to come in early in the pregnancy and to continue their routine prenatal care diligently,” Reina says. Susan Day is editor of this publication. PREECLAMPTIC SYMPTOMS

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erfection.” That’s what Chelsea Myers says of baby feet. When her son was born she remembers measuring his whole foot against her thumb. There is just something about baby feet that we all love. Mom Emily Czerwonka says they “make us think of all the miles we’ve walked,” while Sue Duty says she “wonders where those little feet will take them.” Our feet carry us around for a lifetime, making it important for parents to pay attention to their baby’s feet from day one. Dr. Cynthia Miller, a podiatrist at the Family Foot and Ankle Center says, “Many adult foot problems have root in childhood.”

They may look like small, adorable versions, but Miller says, “Children’s feet are fundamentally different from adult feet — they’re not just little grown-ups.” Feet affect the rest of the body. Miller says, “Limping, tripping frequently, poor posture, an awkward or unsteady gait — all of these problems could be related to an untreated foot condition.” If you suspect there’s something off about how your child is developing, don’t overlook his feet as a possibility.

SHOE BUYING Children grow so quickly it seems you blink and they need a larger shoe size. But the right fit is important. The good news is, parents shouldn’t even buy shoes for infants. Until your baby is walking on his feet he shouldn’t wear them. Even then, if his feet are developing normally, save the shoes for outside. Protect baby feet from cold weather with warm, unrestricted socks. Shoes are restrictive to growing feet. “When they’re still young, children’s feet are composed of soft, flexible cartilage and any footwear on a fast growing foot, even booties, can quickly prohibit normal growth and development,” Miller says. (please turn the page)

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ON THE MOVE! When it’s time for shoes, check the fit often. Dr. Caron Harner, another podiatrist with the Family Foot and Ankle Center, says to “measure to the longest toe, not the big toe.” Many times the second toe is the longest toe on the foot, but parents fit their child with a shoe based on the position of the big toe. Harner warns “this can cause hammer toe in the longer, second toe.”

FLAT FEET Two-year-old Ezra has a wide, flat foot. His parents keep a close eye on his feet because flat feet run in the family. Babies’ arches don’t start appearing until after age 2. Even then, you may see an arch while they’re sitting only to see it go flat when they stand. This is normal. Babies start out walking by planting their whole foot. Sometime after age 2 they will start walking in a heel-to-toe fashion. This is when the arch will begin to develop. “If you notice the child is not getting an arch, especially if there’s a family history, have him examined by a podiatrist so he can get him into orthotics right away,” Harner says. Orthotics will help recreate the arch. “It’s a flexible flat foot, not rigid,” Harner says. Some children will continue with a flexible flat foot into adulthood while others’ feet will become more rigid. Harner usually tells parents of children with flat feet to “not let the child go barefoot and to not put them in flip-flops.” Unless a child is in pain, no other treatment beside orthotics are needed as they grow. However, if the child is complaining of pain or shying away from physical activity, especially between the ages of 11 to 14, he may need more attention. At this age the growth plate is beginning to close and it can be painful, particularly for flat-footed children.

HEEL PAIN Tenderness while the growth plate in the heel is closing is called Sever’s Disease and it is the most common reason for heel pain in children.

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“Sever’s happens when a tight Achilles’ tendon tugs on the growth plate,” according to Harner. Kids with flat feet are more susceptible. However, overuse and injury are possible causes, too. Other growth plates exist in the foot, but problems with the growth plate in the heel are most common. Nine-year-old Riley is a competition gymnast. Her heel pain can kick up in practice. Ibuprofen can help, but it can still became more painful. Riley was diagnosed with Sever’s disease and wore a boot all summer. “Heel support inserts or custom orthotics to deflect pressure away from sensitive areas, and exercises designed to stretch tight tissues will promote healing,” Miller says.

PIGEON TOE Intoeing, or what is known as “pigeon toe,” is commonly seen in children up to age 8. Harner says that it’s usually not addressed because a lot of kids grow out of it. Zoe’s mom first noticed her intoeing around age 2. Zoe had been walking for about a year and one foot seemed to be worse than the other. Her pediatrician, Dr. Philip Lichtenstein, checked Zoe’s feet, hips and gait. They monitored her progress. Lichtenstein told Zoe’s mom that pigeon toe isn’t always a problem. He even reassured her that many successful athletes are pigeon toed. Harner Agrees. Her son is pigeon-toed and she does nothing to try to correct it because there’s no pain or discomfort. Harner says, “Parents may notice it more when they buy the next size up in shoes because the tripping will temporarily get worse as they get used to the bigger shoe.” Intoeing — or it’s opposite known as out toeing — is caused by a difference in either the foot, tibia or femur. It can also be a combination of all three. “The more severe the deformity, the more the patient will complain of pain, swelling or have trouble with tripping,” says Harner. Previous generations fitted children with braces for intoeing and out toeing but not any longer. No intervention is necessary unless it is painful or swollen. Zoe is a teen now and an accomplished

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swimmer. Though she never outgrew her pigeon-toed stance, it only affects her ability to swim the breaststroke. Her feet can’t get into the toes-out frog position. She swims the butterfly and backstroke with precision.

CLUBFOOT Cayden’s clubfoot could be seen on his mother’s ultrasound and his first surgery was scheduled before he was even born. Clubfoot is the most severe of the common foot ailments that can happen in childhood and Harner says it’s usually caught on the mother’s ultrasound. About one in 1,000 children are affected. Genetics play a role, but it can also be caused by the baby’s position in utero — the positions of the legs. The good news is that usually the child is otherwise healthy. Severe cases like Cayden’s require surgery. “Many babies have success using the Ponsetti method. This treatment uses stretches and casting to gradually change your baby’s feet into a normal position,” Miller says. “They usually start serial casting right away,” Harner says, if the foot differences are severe. Once or twice per week, the doctor will remove the cast, reposition the leg, and recast. After the foot has been repositioned, stretching exercises, special shoes and bracing are used to prevent the clubfoot from returning. “Although this method requires a high level of commitment from parents, it is highly effective when followed faithfully,” Miller says. There are many different variations of clubfoot. If the clubfoot is more rigid, Harner says serial casting may not work. This is when surgery is required, which is the case with now 9-year-old Cayden who is preparing for his fifth clubfoot surgery. Wherever your little one’s feet may take him, it’s your job to make sure he starts off on a healthy foot. 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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DANCE & JUMP Dance, Etc. 5985 Meijer Drive, Milford 513-576-1400 • dance-etc.com Offers parent-assisted classes for ages 1 - 2, including Diaper Daredevils full of exploration, somersaults, parachute play and more. The Gymnastics Center 3660 Werk Road 513-922-3433 thegymnasticscenter.com Walking babies up to age 2 enjoy a parent-assisted class in an open gym where they can explore equipment at their own pace. The Little Gym of Mason 8201 Arbor Square Drive 513-204-1400 thelittlegym.com/masonoh/ Play is the name of the game here, where kids and parents can enjoy activities designed to promote development. Midwest Elite 1329 Ohio Pike, Amelia 513-843-6966 midwestelitedance.com A Parent and Me Tot Class is open to ages 1 - 3 years and their moms and dads. Premier Dance 679 Loveland Madeira Road Loveland • 513-677-1240

premiertumblinganddance.com Premier’s Tot Class focuses on stretching activities and improving coordination, balance, strength and peer interaction. Reflexions Dance Arts 10832 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash 513-954-8951 reflexionsdancearts.com Parent-Tot Tumble Time will improve your little one’s gross motor skills, listening skills and confidence. Tippi Toes classes held in multiple locations 513-578-1280 tippitoesdance.com Toddler and Me dance classes get Mom or Dad dancing along with little ones as they work on movement, balance and basic dance steps.

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to music. Visit the website to find the program nearest you. The Music Factory themusicfactoryonline.com Providing a musical foundation for ages 9 months through five years throughout Greater Cincinnati preschool programs. Music Together multiple locations musictogether.com This early childhood music and movement program is designed for ages 0 - 7 and their grownups. Head to the website to find the class nearest you. Musikgarten multiple locations musikgarten.org Early childhood music education for infants, toddlers and children, and their grown-ups. Visit the website to find the program nearest you.

Baldwin Music Education Center 3799 Hyde Park Ave. baldwinmusiceducenter.com Musical Beginnings is open to ages 6 - 24 months and focused on exposing children to music while facilitating interaction between the child and caregiver.

Songs for Seeds Cincinnati 7900 E. Kemper Road 513-510-0439 songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati Songs for Seeds is a rockin’ music program for newborns to 6 years that includes singing and dancing along with a live, three-piece band. Kids can explore instruments, learn new languages, make art and more.

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mommy & me: PROGRAMS FOR YOU & THE BABE Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave. 513-287-7000 • cincymuseum. org/childrens/sprouts The Children’s Museum is a fun for kids of all ages, but moms of newborns will appreciate The Infant Garden with a resource room, regular story times and a quiet spot to nurse. The Jewish Discovery Center 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason 513-234-0777, ext. 110 jdiscovery.com Moms and tots ages 18 months and older enjoy songs, crafts and quality time together, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Call to RSVP. Jump & Jack’s 7102 Office Park Drive, West Chester • 513-779-5867 jumpandjacks.com Crawlers up to age 2 love the Toddler Room featuring fun found at every turn. Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road 513-761-7500 • mayersonjcc.org Get in shape with Baby or just enjoy music and dance time together with Fun and Fit: Mommy and Me Workout, Mommy and Me Music classes, or Mommy and Me Dance. Pogo Play 10870 Kenwood Road 513-432-5593 • gopogoplay.com Kids can blow off steam while you bond with Baby and let them explore play equipment in a room designed just for ages 2 and younger — big kids not allowed! The Red Balloon Café + Play 6200 Montgomery Road 513-620-8328 • redballooncafe. com Bring babies to splash on the water table (or head there on Wednesdays, when the table is left dry), take a class on babywearing or breastfeeding and meet up with other new moms. The Seven Hills School 5400 Red Bank Road 513-728-2433 2726 Johnstone Place 513-728-2336 7hills.org The Beginnings Parent and Toddler

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers 2692 Madison Ave., 513-3968960 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills, 859-912-7860 • josephbeth.com Story times at the Cincinnati location are at 10:30 a.m. every Mon, Wed and Fri, with an 11 a.m. story time on Sat. Story times at the Northern Kentucky location are 10:30 a.m. every Tue, Thu and Sat.

STORY TIME Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County multiple branches cincinnatilibrary.org The library offers loads of story times for moms and babies of all ages, including Library Babies, Toddler Storytime and Movers and Shakers.

Signing Safari multiple locations 513-683-6990 • asigningsafari. com Learn to “talk” with your baby as early as 9 months by using sign language in a class led by a child sign language specialist.

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Bear Paddle Swim School 9376 Mason Montgomery Road 513-832-0805 3099 Disney St. 513-285-8855, ext. 2 4012 Seligman Drive, Florence 513-285-8855, ext. 3 bearpaddle.com A warm water pool invites moms and their babes ages 6 - 36 months to get acclimated to water, learn to float with parental assistance and more.

Mini 1 group, open to ages 4 - 15 months. These 30-minute classes require adult participation and are limited to small groups of six for personal attention. Hubbard Family Swim School 7900 E. Kemper Road 513-530-0123 hubbardswim.com/cincinnati Take a FREE Baby Splash class to introduce your baby to the water, all while spending some special time together. Little Snapper 1 classes begin at 6 months for those who want to explore comfort in and under the water. Lori’s H2O Skills 5610 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road Milford 513-515-8468 • lorish2oskills.com Classes start at 3 months, when “Rubber Duckies” will get used to the water, and learn basic skills like floating and rolling in the water. Mercy Healthplex multiple locations mercy.com/cincinnati/locations/ fitness Parent/Child swim lessons are available for ages 6 months and older at the Anderson, Fairfield, Queen City and the new West Clermont location. Shine Yoga 3330 Erie Ave. 513-533-9642 • shineyoga.com Offering a Baby & Me yoga class for moms and babies under one year of age.

Cincinnati Sports Club 3950 Red Bank Road 513-527-4000 cincinnatisportsclub.com Parent and child swim clinics are designed for children younger than 3 and will help infants get familiar with the water, swimming basics and to prepare for swim lessons.

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati multiple locations cincinnatiymca.org With a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop skills that will get them ready to swim while parents focus on water safety and drowning prevention.

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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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927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 513-683-4757 cmhschool.com Since 1972, we have been proudly educating students using authentic Montessori principles and materials from preschool - grade 6. With numerous preschool options, before- and after-school care, supplemental enrichment programs, summer camps and an unmatched woodland campus, our highly trained, dedicated teachers empower children to learn and develop at a pace inspired by their own instinctive love of discovery.

Cincinnati Country Day School

6905 Given Road, Cincinnati 513-561-7298 countryday.net CCDS is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory school for students from 18 mos. - grade 12. Located on a beautiful 62-acre campus in Indian Hill. Merit and need-based tuition assistance is available.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

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 513-847-1145 8178 Highland Point, West Chester 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.

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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!

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

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.

FITNESS, SPORTS Buckner Martial Arts

8216 Highland Pointe Drive, West Chester 513-779-2413 bucknermartialarts.com Voted one the best martial arts studios in Cincinnati, we combine defense skills with personal development. Students progress quickly while learning leadership and strong values under the teaching of master instructors. Free uniform with class sign-up.

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.

The Little Gym of Mason

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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FALL FUN GUIDE BARN N BUNK FARM MARKET

BROWN’S FAMILY FARM MARKET

Enjoy weekends on the farm with hayrides, corn and straw maze, pedal tractors, a mini-train ride, games, pumpkins, face painting and more fun, along with special themed weekends like Pottery Demos (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1); Patriotic Weekend (Oct. 7 - 8); Helicopter Rides (Oct. 14 - 15); and Cowboy Reenactors (Oct. 21 - 22). Hours are 12 - 6 p.m. Sat, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Activity package is $8 per child, $5 per adult.

Visit the farm to pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, try the corn or straw maze, visit farm animals, and indulge in tons of great family photo ops. Fall hours are 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3677 Wayne Madison Road Trenton • 513-988-9211 barnnbunk.com

BENTON FAMILY FARM 11896 Old Lexington Pike Walton • 859-485-7000 bentonfarm.com

Pumpkin Days on the Farm take place Oct. 21 - 22 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Activities include a hayride to the pumpkin patch, visits with farm animals, sheep shearing, cow milking, and a kids hay maze. Admission is $7 per person (free ages 3 and younger); pumpkins are sold by size, and cost $2 - $8; horse rides are $3.

BLACK BARN

1161 W. Main St., Lebanon 513-932-2093 facebook.com/The-Black-Barn

11620 Hamilton Cleves Road Hamilton • 513-738-0404 brownsfarmmarket.wordpress.com

BURGER FARM & GARDEN CENTER

7849 Main St., Newtown 513-561-8634 burgerfarms.com

Pumpkins, gourds and more! Bring the family for a hayride to the pumpkin patch, apple cider and funnel cakes, a visit to Pumpkin Land, live music, games, pony rides, craft vendors, farm animals, and plenty of great photo ops. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat and Sun in Oct. (Last hayride departs at 5:30 p.m.)

BURWINKEL FARMS

4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross 513-738-1145 burwinkelfarms.com

Enjoy a corn maze, a Halloween scavenger hunt, a crawl-thru straw tunnel, corn pool, and weekend hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Plus, check out locally grown apples, mums, and loads of fall decorations.

Ride the LM&M Railroad to this farm and peruse fresh produce or try your hand at the hay maze.

COUNTRY PUMPKINS

BLOOMS & BERRIES FARM MARKET AND GARDEN CENTER

SO much to do! Hayrides, pumpkin patches, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn hole, barnyard animals, a play area, sand tunnels, the Extreme Launcher, and plenty of pumpkins, gourds, squash and tasty treats for sale. Rides and U-pick available Fridays after 5 p.m. and weekends. Most activities free, some activities require a small fee. Visit the web site for the scoop on special events like Meet Smokey Bear (Oct. 7) and a Doggie Costume Contest (Oct. 29).

9669 OH-48, Loveland 513-697-9173 bloomsandberries.com

All month long, families can enjoy the seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch hayrides through the “I Spy” Woods, cow train rides, a straw maze, farm animals, caramel apples and more. Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon - Sat, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 31. Tickets are $8 Mon - Thu, $11 Fri - Sun.

BONNYBROOK FARMS

3779 OH-132, Clarksville 937-289-2500 bonnybrookfarms.com/fallfarmdays

Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 - 6 p.m., families can enjoy wagon rides with professional actors guiding the way, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, pony rides, giant slingshots, farm animals and tasty treats from the Farm Kitchen Café. Admission is free, some activities have a small fee or buy the Farm Wristband for $25 for unlimited access.

1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road Dry Ridge • 859-905-9656 countrypumpkinsky.com

GORMAN HERITAGE FARM

10052 Reading Road, Evendale 513-563-6663 • gormanfarm.org

Gorman’s Sunflower Festival isn’t one to miss. Head to the farm between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 - 8, for hayrides, a sunflower maze, live music, food trucks, vendor booths and sunflowers. Admission is $8 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17. Sunflowers are $1 per stem or $10 per dozen; pumpkins vary.

HIDDEN VALLEY FRUIT FARM 5474 OH-48, Lebanon 513-932-1869 hiddenvalleyfruitfarm.com

There’s always a reason to celebrate here - head to the farm for a Family Fun Day on Oct. 1, the Ohio Cider Fest on Oct. 7 - 8, Fall Fun Days Oct. 14 - 15 and 21 - 22, and Pumpkin Days on Oct. 28 - 29. Be sure to visit the Country Store to stock up on fall favorites like apples, as well as locally roasted organic and gourmet coffees.

IRONS FRUIT FARM

1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon 513-932-2853 ironsfruitfarm.com

It’s busy on the farm. Enjoy hayrides for pumpkin runs (wagon ride is free, pumpkin sold by weight); master the corn maze; visit the bakery for a tasty treat; and bring home some apples. Special events like train rides and craft vendors take place on weekends, be sure to visit the web site before visiting to find out what’s going on.

KINMAN FARMS

4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington 859-689-2682 kinmanfarm.com

Fall Fest is open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wed, 5 - 10 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat, and 12 - 7 p.m. Sun through Oct. 29. Enjoy a hayride, live music, games, The Great Pumpkin Express Train Ride, a corn maze, bonfires, petting zoo and more kid fun. Admission is $9, some activities require an additional fee.

MCMONIGLE FARMS PUMPKIN FEST

7441 Franklin Madison Road Middletown • 937-672-8248 fallpumpkinfest.com

Enjoy u-pick pumpkins, hayrides, a fouracre corn maze, cow train rides, farm animals, a free straw maze, a large play area, and homemade seasonal treats. Hours are 12 - 6 p.m. Sat and Sun through Oct. 29.

NELTNER’S FARM & EVENT VENUE

6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne 859-496-7535 neltnersfarm.com

There’s something for everyone here — horse-drawn wagon rides, a model train display, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, tasty treats, crafts, pottery, live music and more. Weekday admission (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) is free, but not all activities are available. Weekend admission (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) is $5 ages 3 and older; some activities require an additional fee.

NIEDERMAN FAMILY FARM

5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township 513-779-3228 niedermanfamilyfarm.com

A 14-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch await your kiddos, along with fall treats, bonfires (RSVP and additional fees required) and more old-fashioned fun. Hours through Oct. 29 are 1 - 6 p.m. Sun, 6 - 9 p.m. Mon - Thu, 6 - 10 p.m. Fri, and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat. Mon and Tue reserved for large group private events. Admission is $12 per person; buy discounted tickets online.

SHAW FARMS

1737 OH-131, Milford 513-575-2022 • shawfarms.com

Shaw Farms’ annual Fall Festival includes tractor and horse-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, a playground for kids, and plenty of fun activities each weekend, like pedal kart races, face painting, photo ops and plenty of farm-fresh produce (admission to the farm is free, nominal fees apply to select activities). The Fall Festival takes place weekends in October from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

STATION ROAD FARM

6749 Station Road, West Chester 513-777-3650 stationroadfarmandlandscaping. com

Get into the spirit of fall weekends in October with mums, apples, cider, winter squash, pumpkins and all kinds of fall décor. Plus, kids can have fun in the barnyard playground, feed some chickens, or take a hayride to the pumpkin patch where they can pick their own pumpkin. Come dressed in your Halloween best — there might just be a costume contest!

SUNROCK FARM

103 Gibson Lane, Wilder 859-781-5502 • sunrockfarm.org

RSVP for a two-hour, hands-on guided tour that includes a hayride to the pumpkin field to choose your own pumpkin; meetings with farm animals where kids can learn to milk a goat, gather eggs and hold a chick or bunny; and enjoy apple cider and cookies. A one-hour tour is also available for families with very young children.

YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY

6880 Springfield Xenia Road Yellow Springs • 937-325-0629 youngsdairy.com

Pick your own pumpkins, try the corn maze, and be sure to head to the farm on Oct. 7 - 8 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the Fall Festival, featuring tasty treats, cow milking, pumpkin bowling, and tons of fun (some activities require a small fee).

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FREE BARK OUT AGAINST BATTERING

Help the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati raise awareness about the link between pet abuse and domestic violence. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 11 a.m.; ywcacincinnati.org.

FALL PARK FEST

Take part in fitness challenges, tour the lake on a pedal boat or the Winton Queen, dance to live music from local bands, clown around with Circus Mojo, play mini golf and more! Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton 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.

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.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT AND GREAT PUMPKIN FEST

Older kids will enjoy big scares at Kings Island’s annual haunted park, while little ones can spend the day in the Great Pumpkin Fest where it’s a little less scary, but still a lot of fun. Halloween Haunt runs 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28; the Great Pumpkin Fest is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; $31.99 online; visitkingsisland. com.

HARPER QUILT SHOW

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.; 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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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; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

MERMAIDS AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Discover the magic of Mermaids when they splash into the Aquarium to swim the Amazon Tunnel with their favorite animals. Then meet a mermaid up close and out of the water. Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 11 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; free with admission (general admission starts at $16.99 ages 2 - 12 and $24.99 adults); newportaquarium. com.

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 through Oct. 29. Festival Grounds, 10542 Ohio 73, Waynesville; $22.50 adults, $9.50 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; renfestival.com.

OLD WEST FESTIVAL

Take 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, westernthemed fun. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15; $14.99 adults, $11.99 children; oldwestfestival.com.

PRINCESS EXPRESS

Come dressed like royalty for a train ride that includes a special visit with a real princess, a free magic wand for kids and a tiara. Fairy balloon artists will be on board to add a little bit of magic to every ride. After the ride, passengers walk to the nearby Warren County Museum to visit with some princesses and friends. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 12:45, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; $22 adults, $18 seniors and ages 2 - 16; 513-9338022 or lebanonrr.com.

RACE FOR THE CURE

Put on your brightest pink for this annual race that supports breast cancer research and treatment. Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 7 a.m.; donations are appreciated; komen.org.

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Meet special guests of the furry and feathery sort, and enjoy other fun activities. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for prices) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

Mon 2

AUTHOR MEETING

Bestselling author Soman Chainani reads and signs Quests for Glory, the fourth installment of the School for Good and Evil series. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 6:30 p.m.; line numbers will be given to customers who purchase their copy at blue manatee; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.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.; 9 - 11 a.m. Mon - Fri in Oct.; $12 for one parent and one toddler; 513-373-4260 or cininnati.rockinjump.com.

SUPER SPROUTS: MOONSCAPES

Celebrate the full moon this week by creating your own lunar masterpiece. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 2 and 2 p.m. Oct. 5; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

Tue 3

FREE CHILDREN’S STORY TIME

Stories come to life with songs, puppets and fun as kids enjoy a story presented by Midpointe Library. Children’s Discovery Center, Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 2 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24; 513-644-0900 or libertycenter.com.

FANTASTIC FALL

Celebrate the season with a look at the sights, tastes and smells of changing leaves, harvested crops and more. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 3 - 8. 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)

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ROCKIN’ HOMESCHOOLERS

Homeschool students can blow off steam on the trampolines, climb the rock wall, and more as they enjoy fitness disguised as fun. Must show valid Home School ID. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave.; 3 - 8 p.m. Tue and Thu in Oct.; $13; 513-373-4260 or cincinnati. rockinjump.com.

Wed 4

FREE AN EVENING WITH YA AUTHORS

Teens are invited to meet YA authors Margaret Rogerson and Kerry Winfrey, as they debut their new novels. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 7 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth. com.

FREE HARVEST FEST

Celebrate fall with face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, pony rides and more. Also, be sure to check out free raffles, a pie-eating contest and a costume contest for the kids. Special needs families are welcome, and a quiet area has been designated just in case you need it. Grace Chapel, 406 4th Ave., Mason; 6 - 8 p.m.; gracechapel.com.

LITTLE TYKES

Celebrate the beginning of fall with games and more. For ages 3 - 6 with an adult. 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.

FREE REC READS

Bring your toddler and preschoolers for art themed stories, songs, and sensory activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

ROCKIN’ WEDNESDAY

Enjoy two hours of jump time for a discounted price, along with rock climbing, dodgeball, a stunt bag and a ninja warrior course. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave.; 3 - 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25; $16; 513-373-4260 or cincinnati.rockinjump. com.

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The prelude to the annual Bean Bash, this 5K takes place on the Turfway Park racetrack. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $25; beanbash.org.

Enjoy arts, crafts, live entertainment, a pet parade, a 5K run and more good fun in this annual fall festival. Ludlow Ave., Clifton; 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Oct. 7; cliftonfest.com.

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FAMILY CRAFTERNOON

Stop at the front desk to register for a pumpkin craft led by local artist Anne Skove. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 4 - 5 p.m.; $8 per project; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

KOOKY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SHOW

Join Witch Willie and her puppet pals for a spook-facular time with stories, songs and silliness that will have you howling at the moon with laughter as the Wump Mucket Puppets tell the tale of a ghost that couldn’t say, “Boo!” BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 1 p.m.; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

MEET JOEY GRACEFFA

YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa discuss his new book, Elites of Eden, with Daniel Preda. School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 108 West Central Parkway; 7 p.m.; call for ticket package info; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE STORYTIME WITH MISS ALICIA

Join Miss Alician for stories and fun for ages 2 and older, then stick around for ManaBabies with your littlest readers at 10:30 a.m. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

TAFT JR: SPOOKY ART

Ages 3 - 5 and their grown-ups get into the Halloween spirit with a story about a bat who loves color, a monster craft, and the chance to hear about the Taft’s own trickster (but not scary) ghost. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; free members, $10 in advance nonmembers, $12 day of event; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum. org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: PUZZLE PIECES

Check out Working Surface, the newest addition to the UnMuseum, then experiment with mosaic making and design a puzzle of your own. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

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FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY

The Lexington Children’s Theatre presents this spooky tale of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, the lovely Katrina and the mysterious Headless Horseman. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Ave., Hamilton; 7:30 p.m.; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; 513-863-8873 or fittoncenter.org.

FREE FORGE AT HELLMANN

Families are invited to make slime to take home. FORGE at Hellmann Creative Center, 321 West 12th St., Covington; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; facebook. com/forge.321/.

FREE MANABEBES

Babies enjoy a fun intro to Spanish that includes finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy times. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

ROCKIN’ FRIDAY

Teens ages 11 - 17 are invited to 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. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; $18 per person for two hours of jump time; 513-373-4260 or cininnati.rockinjump.com.

SPANISH PLAY DATE

Join Miss Ana for a fun, engaging, hands-on Spanish play time where you and your family will be exposed to the Spanish language through song, play, toys and more. The Red Balloon Cafe+Play, 6200 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; $12; 513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com.

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A MUSICAL ZOO

Is that a bird or a flute? A swan or a cello? Find out in a musical adventure with the Linton Musicians. Heritage Presbyterian Church, 6546 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; $6; lintonmusic.org/ pbj-tickets/.

Bring the gang for this annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of NKY, Redwood, BAWAC and New Perceptions. The Bean Bash is full of good food, entertainment and a chance to make everyone’s day a little brighter. St. Elizabeth Technology Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger; 12 - 6 p.m.; beanbash.org.

FREE DAY OF LIVING HISTORY

Celebrate Mt. Healthy’s 200th birthday with costumed re-enactors who tell the tales of historic Mt. Healthy residents as you walk from the Museum to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mt. Healthy Museum, 1546 Mcmakin Ave.; 1 4 p.m.; 513-522-3939 or facebook. com/mthealthylivinghistory.

FREE DEVOUGRASS

Join a day-long, family-friendly music and arts festival with bluegrass bands and crafters to celebrate the beginning of fall. Best part? It all supports a worthy cause, with proceeds going to the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Bandshell, Devou Park, Covington; 12 p.m.; devougrass.com.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy booths filled with arts, crafts, food and fun! Check out samplings from Wyoming’s fine restaurants, engage in some hands-on activities, try some sand art, and dance along to the live music. The 10th annual Wyoming’s Got Talent contest takes place at the Gazebo at 3 p.m. Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 513-679-4640 or wyomingohio.gov.

FALL-O-WEEN

Enjoy a Trick-or-Treat Trail for kids, a pumpkin launch, carriage rides, the Fright Lights musical light show, Coney’s Classic Rides, live entertainment, farmyard friends and more. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat and Sun through Oct. 22.; $12 ages 2 and older, $5 parking, some activities require an additional fee; coneyislandpark.com.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAY

Dig into the past at this special archaeological-themed day. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

HALLZOOWEEN

Please see “Spotlight” on page 42 for details.

FREE HOG WILD DANCE PARTY

All ages are invited to move their feet and rock to the beat in this dance party featuring Sandra Boyton’s music, lyrics

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and art. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 11 a.m.; 513-3968960 or josephbeth.com.

FREE iSPACE DAY

Soar in for a payload of hands-on family activities and demos that are all about space. Ride a hovercraft, try on a space suit, launch a rocket, drive a robot, make a cosmic craft, look through a telescope and more. iSPACE Science Center, 300 Scarlet Oaks Drive; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-612-5786 or ispacestem.org.

FREE POKY LITTLE PUPPY STORY TIME

One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who has delighted families for generations. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

RUNNING SCARED 5K

Help support local youth education programs in this 5K that features a flat and fast course through a “spooky” cemetery and ends at a fabulous Halloween Fest! Bring the kids at 1 p.m. for a fun run and walkathon! Reading Veterans Memorial Stadium, 1600 West St.; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $20 - $30, $5 for Kids Fun Run; runningscared5k.org.

FREE SPANISH PLAY DATE

Join Miss Ana for a Spanish play time where you and your family will be exposed to new vocabulary through song and play with bubbles, toys, maracas and more! La Casita Learning Center, 5641 Union Center Drive; 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 513-4908543 or lacasitalearningcenter.com.

FREE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Learn about creating a fire escape plan with reenactments in the safe house, and tour the Fire Department and witness firefighters in action using live burn scenarios. Don’t miss the helicopter landing at 2:30 p.m. Springfield Township Fire Department, 9150 Winton Road; 12 - 4 p.m.; 513522-1410.

THE FALL FLYER

Hop aboard and enjoy the colors of the season as you ride through Warren County for a visit to The Black Barn for fun and activities. Trains depart Saturdays beginning Oct. 7 at 10 a.m., 12, 2 and 4 p.m.; on Sundays beginning Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; $15 adults, $12 seniors and ages 2 - 16; 513-933-8022 or lebanonrr.com.

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Now Playing THE LAST FIREFLY

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 schedule of venues, dates, times, and prices; cincyplay.com.

PETER PAN JR.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati kicks off the MainStage season with the modern version of a timeless tale about the adventures of a mischievous boy. Wendy, Michael and John Darling meet and befriend Peter Pan when the mysterious boy and a fairy named Tinker Bell enter their nursery in search of Peter’s lost shadow. Thus begins their journey to Neverland where they meet the Lost Boys, the Brave Girls, Tiger Lily, and the dreaded Captain Hook, played by Local 12’s own Bob Herzog. Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets; 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22; 5 p.m. Oct. 22; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 28; 2 p.m. Oct. 29; tickets start at $10; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

ROMEO & JULIET

The Cincinnati Ballet presents this classic love story of warring families, arranged marriages, young love, and some very untimely deaths. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26; 8 p.m. Oct. 27 - 28; 2 p.m. Oct. 28; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29; tickets start at $36; cballet.org.

SEUSSICAL

The CCM will bring to life some favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, and a little boy with a big imagination as they travel from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Patricia Corbett Theatre, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati campus, Corry and Jefferson Streets; 8 p.m. Oct. 19 - 22 and Oct. 25 - 28, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29; $31 - $35 general, $22 - $25 students, $18 - $21 UC students; 513-556-4183 or ccm.uc.edu.

WHEN

Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Doggy Dash Registration 11:00 a.m. Doggy Dash 12:00 p.m. Pupper Costume Parade 1:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE

Voice of America MetroPark 7850 Voice of America Park Drive West Chester OH 45069

PRICE

$5.00/dog + $5.00/dog to add the Doggy Dash* Register online or day of the of the event

ABOUT Bark your calendars for a Pupper Costume Parade, a trick-or-treat trail designed for both dogs and children, ruff-ruff obstacle course, vendors, and more. Use tail wagging teamwork by adding the 2.4 mile Doggy Dash around the lake. Rescue centers will have adoptable dogs to borrow if you do not have your own pet.

*Doggy Dash participants will receive a t-shirt. Register by 10/13/17 to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.

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Motor Vehicle Permit Required. FREE to Butler County Residents. Non-Residents $5/daily or $10/annually.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

WICKED

The smash hit returns to the Aronoff! 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.; through Oct. 15; tickets start at $42.50; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

When the grandson of the famous mad scientist decides to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, hilarity ensues when the monster comes to life and then proceeds to escape. With memorable tunes, this production has all the panache of the screen version. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; Oct. 19 - Nov. 12; see site for ticket prices; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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daily listings WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Take a three-mile walk with friends and family to help raise awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 8:30 a.m.; donations are appreciated; 513721284 ext. 127 or act.alz.org.

FREE YMCA FALL FESTIVAL

Bring the gang for free hamburgers, hot dogs and snacks, along with face painting, health screenings, demo fitness classes, and a bounce house. Melrose YMCA, 2840 Melrose Ave.; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; myy.org.

Sun 8

FREE CANINE COMPANIONS DOGFEST WALK ‘N ROLL

Grab your pup and his leash for a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 1 - 4 p.m.; cci.org/dogfestcincinnati.

GOSPEL SING

Psalm 100 Community Choir will lead a Hymn sing, bring the whole gang for a fun time singing. Concord Baptist Church, 8950 State Highway 16, Verona; 6

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FREE HARVEST MOON

Mon 9

MONOCRHOME MASTERPIECE

Families will enjoy hayrides, pumpkins, s’mores cooked around a fire pit, and other Fall favorites, including vehicles on display from the Fire Department and pioneer games at the historic Swaim Wilder house. Swaim Park, 7650 Cooper Road; 7 p.m.; montgomeryohio. org.

Choose your favorite color and make a collage inspired by the installations of Portia Munson. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOWTIME

FREE SPANISH PLAY DATE

Run away to the circus without leaving home. My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus presents a fun afternoon of clown antics and circus skills sure to amaze. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 2 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 0 - 12; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org.

FREE UNDER ONE ROOF: SUKKAH ART EXHIBIT

Step inside the 1,300-square-foot sukkah highlighting works of art from more than 40 organizations from around the city, all exploring this year’s theme, Beyond Beauty. Exhibit remains on display through Oct. 19, with an opening reception on Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; mayersonjcc.org.

SPOTLIGHT

Join Miss Ana for a fun, engaging, hands on Spanish play time where you and your family will be exposed to the Spanish language. Bubbles, music, toys, maracas and prizes are part of this fun time. La Casita Learning Center, 5641 Union Center Drive; 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30; 513-490-8543 or lacasitalearningcenter.com.

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

Join other John Green fans to celebrate the release of his latest book, Turtles All The Way Down with trivia and more. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; copies may be pre-ordered online; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Tue 10 APPLES

Learn about all sorts of apples as well as the honeybee. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 10 - 15. Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; $5 plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

FREE MELVIN THE MOUTH

Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler presents his latest work featuring an imaginative and noisy little boy who grows up to be Mel Blan, Looney Tunes cartoon character pioneer and the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wood Woodpecker and more. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 6 p.m.; 513396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

HAUNTED VILLAGE

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Thu 12

A WHIRLIN’ GOOD TIME

Buy a band for unlimited rides and enjoy a whirlin’ good day on the Carousel! Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $6; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE BLINK CINCINNATI

Join one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation. This four-day event features large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, urban artscapes, media light and interactive art spanning 20 city blocks. Cincinnati’s Banks to Findlay Market; 7:15 p.m. - 12 a.m. Oct. 12 - 15; blinkcincinnati.com.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS: FALL HARVEST

Enjoy a night of fun and games with the family, including creative crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Lincoln Ridge Park, 20 Independence Station Road, Independence; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; a non-perishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

HALLOWEEN NIGHTS

Join in on the spooky, hardlyhaunted fun at Parky’s Farm. This annual event features hay wagon rides, festive Halloween displays and family fun activities and entertainment for all ages. Open 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 - 29. Parky’s Farm at Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Road; $7 online, $8 at the gate, 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.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: GRAFFITI ART

Get inspired by the CAC’s newest exhibit, Swoon!, and learn about different street artists and the public work they create. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

FREE TORAH READING CYCLE

Enjoy family-friendly fun including dancing, games, a party bag, fingerfood dinner, and age-group celebrations of completing the Torah and beginning a new Torah reading cycle. Registration recommended, but walk-ins welcome. Jewish Discovery Center, 7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason; 6 - 8 p.m.; 513234-0777 or jdiscovery.com.

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daily listings FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: BLENDER BAGS

Teens are invited for drop-in art making that includes experimenting with blender pens to learn a new technique to transfer images to fabric. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

Fri 13

HAUNTED VILLAGE

Please see “Spotlight” on page 38 for details.

NAVY BEAN FESTIVAL

There’s something for everyone in this Indiana festival. Enjoy tasty food, including the festival’s signature Navy Bean Soup and homemade cornbread, live music, festival rides, a queen pageant and parade, games, and even a 5K run/walk. Downtown Rising Sun; 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14; individual activities may have small fees; navybeanfestival.org.

FREE PETER PAN STORYTIME

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati stops by for a special story time led by Peter Pan. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 11 a.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

PUMPKIN PATCH

Hop on a hayride to pick out the perfect pumpkin from our patch! Visit fall focused interactive learning stations throughout the farm, meet animals and play inside Parky’s Playbarn. Activities are geared for children ages 2 - 8. Adult admission does not include a pumpkin, but pumpkins may be purchased separately. Parky’s Farm at Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Road; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27; $6 per child, $2.50 per adult when ordered online two days in advance, $7 per child, $3 per adult day of event, 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.

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: STAR WARS AND BEYOND

The Cincinnati Pops, led by John Morris Russell, return to Music Hall for a tribute to the music of John Williams, most known for his scores to thrilling films like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and more. (Please note that this performance does not include film clips.) Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; 8 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, 2 p.m. Oct. 15; visit site for ticket prices; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatisymphony.org.

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FREE HALLOWEEN FALL FEST

FREE AFTER THE FALL STORYTIME

Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall — that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

BLACK WALNUT WEEKEND

Bring the family to celebrate nature’s nuttiest harvest in the Midwest! This event has something for the whole family, including games, crafts and more. Local favorites Jake Speed & the Freddies will perform on Sunday from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ellenwood Nature Barn, FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 12 - 4 p.m. Oct. 14 - 15; 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.

Get ready for Halloween with a fun festival complete with a Haunted Kids Village, a haunted hayride and more. Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union; Oct. 14 - 15; janessaddlebag. com.

NATURE HUNT

Search for items in nature, take a few pictures and return to claim a prize. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 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.

FREE OHIO SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL

Food, crafts, unique works of art, and loads of entertainment and shopping have turned this small local festival into one of the premier craft festivals

in the nation. Downtown Waynesville, Waynesville; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 15; sauerkrautfestival. com.

PEANUT BUTTER & JAM SESSION

The Linton Musicians return with a fun concert that’s all about animals! Listen, is that a fish or a piano? Find out on this adventure through a musical zoo. Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; $6; lintonmusic.org/pbj-tickets/.

SALT FESTIVAL

Journey back in time to pioneer life and check out some demos from crafters, enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen to a storyteller, explore Ice Age artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working the redhot iron. Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 15; $5, free ages 5 and younger; parks.ky.gov/ parks/historicsites/big-bone-lick.

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CINCINNATI FAMILY’S FALL FAMILY FEST

Bring the gang for a day of fun and festivities! Wear your costume to join the costume parade, trickor-treat with local vendors, enjoy some Halloween games, live music and entertainment, and the first 200 kids will each receive a small pumpkin. Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason Montgomery Road; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-2520077 or cincinnatifamilymagazine. com.

CLOTH DIAPERING

Learn the basics of cloth diapering in the 101 session at 3 p.m., then stick around for a more intensive look at 4 p.m. in the 102 session (cost for 102 session is $10 per family). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 3 p.m.; 513-7911089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

DR. SEUSS’ CAT IN THE HAT

Please see “Spotlight” this page for details.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy trunk-or-treat, hayrides, games, crafts, a bounce house, a campfire with marshmallows, music and refreshments as you celebrate Fall! Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 Ymca Drive; 3 - 5 p.m.; myy.org.

SPOTLIGHT DR. SEUSS’ CAT IN THE HAT Saturday, Oct. 14

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he Calico Children’s Theatre Series kicks off with a favorite. The beloved Cat comes to life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. Sally and her brother are in for an adventurous afternoon when The Cat in the Hat appears around the door, but what will Mum find when she gets home? UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia; 7 p.m.; $7. Call 513-558-2787 or visit ucclermont. edu/community/arts.

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Join local active military and service veterans to honor heroes from all branches of the U.S. Military. The 5K will include a Pumpkin Dash for kids, followed by an after-party at Axis Alley. Proceeds and donations will benefit the USO of Central and Southern Ohio. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 8 a.m.; registration starts at $15; newportonthelevee.com.

FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

Hola! Use stories and songs to learn some basic Spanish vocabulary. blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3094 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

STORYFEST CINCY

This interactive storytelling event brings people together from all over the city to build connections and create a place of belonging. The event features spoken word artists, an interactive mural, beer and food tastings, live music and more. StoryFest Cincy, 312 West 4th St.; 3 - 6 p.m.; a $15 donation is appreciated; 513-281-2100 or storyfestcincy.com.

Sun 15

CREEPY CRAWLIES

Stop by and hunt for worms, spiders and insects in the Nature PlayScape, then use a field guide to look up what you find! 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, $2 dogs); 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

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OUT OF DARKNESS WALK

Join the effort to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 5 p.m.; donations are appreciated; afsp.donordrive.com.

PAW JOGGERS RESCUE RUN

Help support local animal welfare organizations in this animal-friendly run. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 8:30 a.m.; donations are appreciated; pawjoggersrescuerun.com.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: FABULOUS FALL FUNDAY

Halloween is on the way — get ready with a fall decoration to take home, learn about the Taft’s spooky and friendly ghosts, and become an expert puzzle solver at the Art Cart. Learn about and meet a few bats during a 1:30 or 3 p.m. presentation from EchoBats. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

Mon 16

FREE IN MY WORLD

Can you imagine a world where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? That’s what happens in this new work form Chuck Aardema. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 6 p.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will take audiences on a journey to Neverland as they give a sneak peek of their upcoming production. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

SHAKE AND SHIMMY

Get your groove on and use your best dance moves to create a colorful work of art. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Oct. 19; free with admission ($10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2); 513287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

Tue 17

OWL-O-WEEN

Learn all about owls this week. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 17 - 22. Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens,

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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.

TOT TUESDAY: HALLOWEEN

No tricks here, just treats! Bring the little ones for spooky stories and ghostly crafts. 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.

Wed 18 Be sure to visit our “Fall Fun Guide” on page 32 for area farms, hay mazes, and pumpkin patches!

Thu 19

LIGHT THE NIGHT

Join the fight against cancer in this event hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Walk to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. Yeatman’s Cove, Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 5:30 p.m.; donations are appreciated; lightthenight.org.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: SURF’S UP

Use the ocean for your muse and learn about the Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: T-SHIRT STAMPING

Teens are invited to make a DIY t-shirt using homemade stamps and stencils. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 20

DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT

SPOTLIGHT

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment The Cat in the Hat appears, Sally and her brother know he’s the funniest cat they have ever met. But things soon get a little of hand! Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive; 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 ages 12 and younger; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy face painting, crafts, a bounce house, games, prizes, and a Fall photo booth. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Burlington; 6 - 9 p.m.; myy.org.

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rick-or-treat with the animals, visit the Beauty Shop of Horrors, search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy, catch Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, take a ride on the Hogwarts Express Train Ride (additional fee applies), and take a spin on the Scare-ousel (additional fee applies). It’s so much fun, it’s scary! Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 12 - 5 p.m. Sat and Sun through Oct. 29; general admission starts at $19 adults, $13 children and seniors. Visit cincinnatizoo.org. 42

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A quarter-mile trail through the woods will have you encountering ghosts, goblins, witches and creatures ready to fright — stay on the trail and you might just survive. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 7 - 10:30 p.m.; $1 or a donation of a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned; 859-525-7529 or kentoncounty.org.

THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES

New Edgecliff Theater brings theater of the mind to life with a live radio theater performance, filled with sound effects and a captivating cast of characters. Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with

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the mystery of a supernatural hound that takes revenge upon his family, and the famous detective Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate. Witness the suspense as it was once told years ago on radio broadcast. Grove Event Center, 9150 Winton Road; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; $27 (includes appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages); 513-521-2108 or theartsconnect.us.

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ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE

Alton Brown brings the comedy, music and even some puppets to this show that mixes science and food into two hours of entertainment. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $125; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org.

BABYWEARING

Learn the basics of babywearing in the 101 session at 2 p.m., followed by a deeper dive in the 102 session at 3:30 p.m. (cost for 102 session is $10 per family). Blue Cocoon’s Mommy and Me Play Cafe, 9361 Montgomery Road; 2 p.m.; 513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com.

CAROL ANN’S COMIC CON

It’s a day devoted to comics, superheroes and more. Learn drawing techniques, play video games, purchase comic books and merchandise, create a superhero or villain badge, and enter one of several contests to win prizes. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 22; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Celebrate fall with plenty of fun and games for all ages. Carl H. Lindner YMCA, 1425 Linn St.; 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; myy.org.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a Happy Haunted Trail, along with arts and crafts and a snack. Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road; 1 p.m.; myy.org.

FALL ORCHID SHOW

Take a look at hundreds of beautiful and exotic orchids, get all your questions answered by horticulturalists, and pick up supplies and plants from local vendors. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 21 - 22; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.


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FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY

Help support and raise awareness for those little ones struggling with food allergies in this fun and festive walk. Ted Berry International Friendship Park, 1135 Riverside Drive; 8 a.m.; donations are appreciated; fare.foodallergy.org.

GET MOO’VIN!

Join a 5K or a one-mile race in this event from Chick-fil-A, then check out the Family Fun Zone for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds from the race benefit the Hope House Mission, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating homelessness. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 7 - 10 a.m.; visit site for registration fees and info; cfaraceseries. com/races/220.

FREE GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT

In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny. Barnes & Noble West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd.; 11 a.m.; 513-755-2258.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS KIDS’ FUN DAY

Bring the littles for a walk along the trail where they will meet a few friendly characters, get a treat, and play some games. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 1 - 4 p.m.; a nonperishable food or personal care item for Be Concerned is appreciated; 859-5257529 or kentoncounty.org.

HOT OCTOBER NIGHT

Celebrate Neusole’s anniversary with glass-blowing demos, auctions, raffle prizes, live music and a colorful glass pumpkin patch. Neusole Glassworks, 11925 Kemper Springs Drive; 7 - 11 p.m.; $25 each or two for $40 (includes five raffle tickets); 513-751-3292 or neusoleglassworks.com.

FREE SIGN LANGUAGE STORY TIME

Bring your little one 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.

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BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT

Enjoy meaningful worship, fun for the whole family, and great entertainment from the likes of Jeff Frankenstein, Duncan Phillips, Sidewalk Prophets and more. BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport; 6 p.m.; $18 - $100; 859292-2889 or thebbtarena.com.

FREE FAMILY FLICKN

Bring the gang for a community screening of a movie on a fun party bus — arrive early, seating is first-come, first-served! Mercy Health, 1701 Mercy Health Place; 2 - 6 p.m.; familyflickn.com.

HALLOWEEN HOOPLAH AND POOCH PARADE

Bring the pups for a parade and contests to support Wyoming Youth Services. Online registration begins at 1 p.m., with the parade at 2 p.m. Be sure to stick around for the Halloween Hooplah, complete with a pumpkin decorating/

carving contest, spooky music, a hay maze and more. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave.; 1 - 4 p.m.; wyomingohio.gov.

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Bark your calendars for a Pupper Costume parade, a trick-or-treat trail designed for dogs and kids, a doggy obstacle course, vendors and more. Use some tail-wagging teamwork for the 2.4 Doggy Dash, and meet some dogs that are currently looking for a home. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive; 12 - 4 p.m.; $5 per dog, plus $5 per dog for the Doggy Dash; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

THE LAST FIREFLY

Ages 8 and older are invited to this performance from Playhouse in the Park that features a mythical adventure about discovering one’s inner strength. The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave.; 2 p.m.; $2 in advance, $5 at the door; 513-473-5745 or thecarnegiecenter.org.

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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.

WALK AHEAD

Take a walk or join a chip-timed race through the park and help raise funds to find a cure for brain tumors. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 8 a.m.; $45; walkahead.org.

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ITSY BITSY SPIDERS

Use a simple wax resist technique to make a spooky spider web. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Oct. 26; 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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FREE FALL FESTIVAL

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Meet Cool Critters, enjoy face painting, games and prizes in this fall festival. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; myy.org.

Wed 25

FREE WEE WEDNESDAY

Preschoolers enjoy learning stations in the galleries, storytellers and a hands-on art activity. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

Thu 26

DISNEY ON ICE: REACH FOR THE STARS

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Enjoy games, crafts and face painting as you celebrate all things Fall. Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave.; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; myy.org.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL AT THE Y

Enjoy games, trick-or-treating, vendors, a DJ and a costume parade. Clermont County YMCA, 2075 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; myy.org.

THURSDAY ART PAY: HALLOWEEN BASH

Come in costume for an eerie art project that’s slimy and scary, followed by some Halloween treats! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child ; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: BODY PAINTING

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s a good time to perfect your body painting skills. Create some temporary art on your hands, arms and faces! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

Fri 27

SPOTLIGHT

ORIENTEERING TRAIL OF TREATS

Get a map showing the locations of several treat baskets, then use the map and your wits to find each basket and collect a token for a prize. Participants who attack the course at night might be in for some spooky surprises! Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road; 5 - 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 12 - 2 p.m. Oct. 29; $3 - $10 plus a valid MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see site for rates) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

RUN LIKE HELL

Don your Halloween costume and take off in a race to support those struggling with cystic fibrosis. Xavier Campus and Walnut Hills Cemetery, Dana Ave.; 5 p.m.; donations are appreciated; fightcf.cff.org/rlh.

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ring the gang for a day of fun and festivities! Wear your costume to join the costume parade, trick-or-treat with local vendors, enjoy some Halloween games, live music and entertainment, and the first 200 kids will each receive a small pumpkin. Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason Montgomery Road; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 513-252-0077 or visit cincinnatifamilymagazine.com. 44

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Enjoy a free production by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with trick-or-treating with the cast after the show. The story of Boom, the son of Thunder, is a mythical adventure about discovering one’s inner strength. Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave.; 7 p.m.; 513521-2108.

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FREE YMCA FALL FESTIVAL

Decorate your car and break out the best costumes for trunk-or-treating and kids’ games. Y at Duck Creek YMCA, 5040 Kingsley Drive; 5 - 9 p.m.; myy. org.

FREE YMCA FESTIVAL

Bring the kids for a DJ, bounce house, bumper cars, a Fall-o-Ween costume contest, games, snacks and more. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; myy.org.

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FREE AUTISM FAMILY EXPLORATION

Families with children with autism are invited to explore the CAM with specially trained docents who lead tours through multi sensory learning centers in the galleries. Join others at 9:30 a.m. in the Fath Auditorium for a special presentation by Lynx Project’s Autism Advocacy Project. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 9 - 11 a.m.; 513-721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE BOOKS BY THE BANKS

It’s the 11th year for this literary festival featuring more than 100 national, regional and local authors and illustrators, book signings, panel discussions and activities. From the Kids Corner and Teen Scene to the author panels and writing presentations, there’s something for everyone! Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; booksbythebanks.org.

CAROUSEL TRICK OR TREAT

Crafts, coloring, games, costume contests, coupons and of course, trickor-treating and carousel rides are all part of the day’s festivities. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 West Mehring Way; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; visit web site for ride info; cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE FALL FEST WEEKEND

Bring the kids for puppet shows, visits with the Cincinnati Circus, a pumpkin patch, food vendors and more entertainment. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 12 - 8 p.m. Oct. 28 - 29; washingtonpark.org.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL AT THE Y

Dive into scarecrow decorating, fall themed games, a bake sale, and a Bushel of Fun scavenger hunt. Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA, 9601 Winton Road; 12 p.m.; myy.org.


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Celebrate the opening of the UnMuseum’s newest mural, inspired by Swoon’s community focused street art and designed by local high school students in collaboration with Reverb’s Michelle D’Cruz. Create temporary graffiti art, experiment with kid-friendly spray paint and work together on some collaborative art making. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St.; 12 p.m.; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org.

FORES FOLKLORE HIKE

Bring the family for a hike along the Oakleaf Trail, where you will explore some of the fascinating folklore associated with the flora and fauna found in the forest. Timberlakes Program Shelter, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope 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 HALLOWEEN WALK IN THE WOODS

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FREE JACK-O-LANTERN WALK

Join an illuminated walk through the woods and admire some jack-o-lanterns along the way, then take a hayride and enjoy some light refreshments. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; boonecountyky.org.

FREE LIBERTY CENTER

Plenty of fall activities are in order, including a pet parade. Bring the little ones dressed in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the center. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row; 12 p.m.; 513-6440900 or liberty-center.com.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for families to make a difference in the park. Also at Rentschler Forest Metropark (5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield); Voice of America MetroPark (7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester); and Forest Run MetroPark (1810 New London Road, Hamilton). Registration requested but walkins are welcome. Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 3976 Hamilton Middletown Road, Hamilton; 9 a.m. - 12 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.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Don your pink garb and take steps to help raise awareness, funds and support for those facing or touched by breast cancer. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way; 8 a.m.; donations are appreciated; makingstrides.org.

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Join a 5K run or walk to support those living with mental illness and the families and advocates who care for them. Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason; 9 a.m.; donations are appreciated; namiswoh. org.

NATURE AT NIGHT PUMPKIN HIKE

Jack-o’-lanterns light your path as you discover the wonder of nature at night along the Pin Oak Trail. Bring a flashlight and arrive any time between 6:30 7:30 p.m. to check in for this self-guided hike. A limited number of pumpkin tickets will be sold for the 8 p.m. jack-o-lantern drawing. Some crafts available for an additional fee. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 6:30 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.

OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT

The Cincinnati Observatory is the local sponsor of the world-wide event to show people the Magnificent Moon. Weather permitting, members will fire up the telescopes and let you zoom into craters and see the lunar surface with your own eye. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place; 7 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students, free for members; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

THE KROHN ZONE

Join Chef Ursula as she shares samples of her inspired appetizers with recipes and advice. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 1 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE YUMMY IN YOUR TUMMY

Ever wonder what insects taste like? Give it a try at this fun event that introduces you to some interesting delicacies enjoyed around the world. REI Rookwoods Commons, 2643 Edmondson Road; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; cincinnatiparks.com.

Sun 29

A VERY GREEN HALLOWEEN

Dress up in your Halloween finery and enjoy crafts and fun in a non-scary Halloween venue. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive; 1 p.m.; $4 adults, $2 ages 5 - 17, free ages 4 and younger; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

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CREEPY CRAFTS

Ages 5 - 12 can make up to two Halloween crafts. 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.

NATURE’S NIGHTMARES

Bring the family to Sharon Woods to see some of the animals that make noises in the night and see how they aren’t that scary … or are they? Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 6 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 OPEN HOUSE

Tour the campus, including the newly renovated theatre/art/design wing and the library/media center, meet the staff, and learn about the collegiate model block schedule and one-to-one tablet PC technology. Saint Ursula Academy, 1339 East McMillan St.; 1 - 3:30 p.m.; 513-961-3410 ext. 183 or saintursula. org.

USS NIGHTMARE: LIGHTS ON MATINEE

The haunted ship tones down the scares for younger audiences today. USS Nightmare, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 4 - 6 p.m.; $7; ussnightmare. com.

Tue 31

CATHERINE PALACE AT CHRISTMAS

Catherine Palace is back at the KSB Miniatures Collection and decorated for the holidays! See the special exhibit depicting the lavish Russian castle at Christmas along with hundreds of other 1/12-scale buildings and fine art miniatures all celebrating the season. Open through Jan. 20, 2018. Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, 215 Sutton Street, Maysville; $10 adults, $2 students; 606-564-5865 or ksbminiaturescollection.com.

PUMPKINS

What fall would be complete without pumpkin decorations or the smell of pumpkin pie wafting through the air? This week, take a closer look at this classic fall favorite plant. Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue - Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 31 - Nov. 12. No programs on Nov. 6 - 7. 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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Mon 30

FREE HALLOWEEN STORY TIME

Don your spookiest attire and join a haunted story time full of fun, then do some trick-or-treating around the store. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com.

SPLAT MONSTERS

Celebrate Halloween and create your own silly, sweet or scary monster. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Nov. 2; 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.

Bob Herzog portrays Hook in the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Peter Pan Jr. See “Now Playing” on page 37 for more details.

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