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e are always on the move. Between sports, school, dance, mini outings, the park — you name it — we are always getting into something. Weeks can get a bit hectic, so once the weekend hits, it’s movie time and the kids are asking to play on their tablets. Here’s my rule: no tablets or video games during the week, only weekends in moderation. So sometimes, Will, my 8-year-old, really looks forward to this. He works hard for it. There are times when I “give in” and throw away the rule book. There was this one time I took the kids to see The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s, Sleeping Beauty. We absolutely love their productions. The kids were engaged, and we all were immersed in the music and cool effects. What an eventful evening. After meeting and greeting the characters and discussing our favorite scenes during the car ride to LaRosa’s for dinner, Will asked if he could bring his tablet into the restaurant. I gave in, a little unsure. I’m always unsure about this question. I don’t want him to be distracted when we are spending time at dinner together. But I set a time limit and gave in. Afterall, we did just have a long day, and this mama was tired, too. Will and my 3 year old, Eva, were being good. They were quiet and enjoying their pizza. After Will finished his meal, he whipped out the tablet. At that moment, I felt a strange flare. An older lady came walking by our table, looked at Will, then at me and said, “Isn’t it horrible how they are always on their devices?” Um, OK, whoa. I stare at her, no words. Literally I have nothing to say. She proceeds to say, “Oh, but it’s OK though.” Then walks away. What just happened? Was I just judged by a stranger who knows nothing about my children and my parenting? Yes, I was. I brushed it off, but did it bother me? Sure it did. She did not know that my kids were just exposed to a creative and educational theater production. She did not know that maybe we needed a tiny break. We are living in a world where judgement is all around us. It’s not fair. We should be able to create our own family-life balance. Technology is part of our world, and our children are exposed to it in many situations, much of it at school. Why should we be so stressed and paranoid about “giving in” too much or being a tired parent who doesn’t want to think for 20 minutes and would rather hand over the device? It’s a tough world! If we find the right balance and set rules and guidelines, tablet time isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Monitor and give kids some good, educational games to play here and there. Their little minds are just working and learning in a different way and that’s OK. EDITOR

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Reader responses when a mom asked for advice on how long to breastfeed her child.

“I started not breastfeeding my 18-monthold around my husband because he walked in on me one time and told me it was disgusting — that our child was too big to be breastfed. But is breastfeeding longer than a year wrong?” — anonymous “I nursed two of my three. My daughter until she was 2 and my son until he was 3 years, 8 months old. It is totally normal. There are plenty of facts to back up the benefits of extended breastfeeding.”

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“I nursed until 18 months and only stopped then because I was 4 months pregnant! I plan to nurse until at least 18 months and maybe even until 2 with this baby! My husband has always been supportive even though I know it’s not always easy for him, but he would never say it was disgusting! I would be livid honestly!”

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“When you are married and there is a disagreement, the best thing is communication. When you hide something from your spouse and they stumble upon the truth, that spouse is gonna start losing trust in you. Talk to your husband and come to a conclusion. He has every right to be upset that you breastfed behind his back. Next, make an appointment with your pediatrician and see if you can work something out. The doctor can almost always give good advice. I’m sorry you are going through this and I hope this helps!” Patty Gray

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at the zoo while discovering unique sights and sounds a long the way. A Very Fiona Christmas is by Cincinnati native Richard Cowdrey — be sure to pick up a copy at your local bookstore or swing by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (3400 Vine St.) 37th annual PNC Festival of Lights to get your copy. Fiona's a part of the lights festival this year, too! Search for Fiona fairy statues in Fiona’s Fairyland and take pictures in the Hippo Hut! Getting into the zoo will be easy this year, thanks to the new additional entrance located at Erkenbrecher Avenue. Visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/festival-of-lights or call 513-281-4700 for more information.

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Meet personnel and discover all about the following schools this month: CARDINAL PACELLI SCHOOL 927 Ellison Ave., Cincinnati, Oh | 513-321-1048 | cardinalpacelli.org Friday, Nov. 15 CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Elementary Campus 7350 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, Oh | 513-874-8500 Junior/Senior High Campus 747 Morris Road, Fairfield, Oh | 513-892-8500 | cincinnatichristian.org Sunday, Nov. 16, Elementary 1 - 3 p.m.; Junior/Senior 3 - 5 p.m. CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 513-706-7019 | chca-oh.org Upper School: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lower School: Thursday, Nov. 21, 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

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ids can dig up lots of fun at the brand-new Dig ‘N Play (9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester). This new indoor playland features super-cool stations for children to explore including a huge custom sand table, dramatic play area, inflatables (6 - 8 p.m. on Fridays, select weekend hours) and a giant three-story play structure. Hosting a party? Dig ‘N Play has some great options like the adorable “Rise and Shine” package which comes with donuts and milk/juice/water for each child. Sensory Nights will take place on the first Thursday of the month. Music will be turned off, lights will be low and there will be lots of exciting sensory tables for kiddos to investigate; be sure to reserve a space by calling 513-847-1055. Find out more about Dig ‘N Play by visiting dignplay.com.

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Four quiet zones are located throughout the museum, equipped with minky covered weighted blankets, fidgets and more. PNC FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh cincinnatizoo.org/plan-your-visit/zooaccess-for-all 513-281-4700 Check out a sensory bag filled with chewy tubes, fidgets, bubbles, noise cancelling headphones and more. At Visitor Services, you can obtain a sensory map which highlights sensoryfriendly bathrooms, the new Calming Room and also the zoo’s calm, loud, smelly, dark, interactive and crowded locations. “Where Every Family Matters.”

MOUNT NOTRE DAME 711 East Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, Oh | 513-8213044 | mndhs.org Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1 - 4 p.m. NATIVITY SCHOOL 5936 Ridge Ave., Cincinnati, Oh | 513-458-6767 | nativity-cincinnati.org Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. PRINCE OF PEACE 625 West Pike St., Covington, Ky | 859-431-5153 | popcov.org Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 - 4 p.m. ROYALMONT ACADEMY 200 Northcrest Drive, Mason, Oh | 513-754-0555 | royalmontacademy.org Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. ST. GERTRUDE SCHOOL 6543 Miami Ave., Madeira, Oh | 513-561-8020 | stgertrudesch.org Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 7 - 8 p.m. SAINT URSULA ACADEMY 1339 East McMillan St., Cincinnati, Oh 513-961-3410 | saintursula.org Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m. ST. URSULA VILLA 3660 Vineyard Place, Cincinnati, Oh 513-533-7373 | stursulavilla.org Sunday, Nov. 10; 12 - 2 p.m. THE SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati, Oh 513-871-4700 | summitcds.org Montessori, Lower and Middle School Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8:30 am Upper School: Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Does your school have news to share? Please e-mail it to Associate Editor, Amanda Ciani, at amandaciani@daycommedia.com.


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AUTISM: IF YOU SENSE SOMETHING’S ‘OFF’ Recognizing that your child’s behavior may not be typical is difficult — especially if it’s your first child. BY AMANDA HAYWARD

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our baby is cooing, babbling and beginning to pick up on her first word. Everything seems OK, but if this is your first child, how do you really know? “Is she where she needs to be?” is a thought that crosses many young parents’ minds. Knowing if your child is developmentally behind — or even showing signs of autism spectrum disorder — is a hard thing to fathom. But diagnosing autism when a child is young is important for their best developmental outcome. If there comes a moment when you suspect something — that gut instinct that tells you something’s not quite right — do your best not to ignore it. According to Maureen Gallagher, M.D., a pediatrician at TriHealth, attending well visits is important when it comes to your child’s development. “Children will be screened for autism at their 18 month well-child check,” Gallagher says. “If the child is not starting to develop good language skills (saying ‘Mama,’ ‘Dada,’ and a few other words by 18 months), is not showing interest in parents’ and siblings’ activities, or making good eye contact, it is very important for parents to bring this to the doctor’s attention,” she adds. At well visits, your pediatrician will always ask you basic behavioral questions and observations about your child. At some point you may be asked to fill out an autism screen. If your pediatrician’s at all concerned, you will be referred to a developmental specialist who specializes in diagnosing and treating autism.

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About Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with autism have communication and social interaction deficits as well as repetitive behaviors and restricted interests. According to Paul Carbone, M.D., co-author of Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know (American Academy of Pediatrics; 2019), “The signs and symptoms for most children are there between 12 and 24 months; if we can get them in for evaluation, the therapies are available as young as those ages — you can easily start by 2,” he adds. Gallagher identifies what parents can look for. “Babies with autism may not develop a social smile (usually noticed by around 2 months) or begin to track or fix on objects as they move,” says Gallagher. “During toddler hood and beyond (age 1 and up), parents may start to notice language does not develop as other children’s does,” she adds. And according to Carbone, as early as 9 months — and certainly by 18 months — a typical child will look back and forth between an object of interest and a caregiver while a child on the spectrum is less likely to. As a child on the spectrum grows, behavioral issues may show up, such as unusual meltdowns or becoming easily disturbed by noises. A child may become fixated on unusual objects or develop strange movements. It is difficult in this stage of adjustment, but you are not alone on your journey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 59 children in the U.S. have autism. “There will be struggles that the child faces compared to peers without autism, but the

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child can live a full life,” assures Gallagher. “Early intervention through therapies can lead to positive outcomes,” she adds. Occupational, speech and behavioral therapy are some treatments that can lead to positive outcomes for your child. It’s critical to find a specialist you are comfortable with, but you should also know that there will be no quick fixes. If you are able to identify a developmental issue with your child early, there’s a greater hope of providing what he needs as soon as possible. Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication

HELPFUL LOCAL RESOURCES Cincinnati Center for Autism cincinnaticenterforautism.org

Creates individualized programs. Kelly O’Leary Center (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) cincinnatichildrens.org

Diagnosis, treatment, support. Autism Speaks autismpeaks.org

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trolling down Madison Road in Oakley Square, my 8-year-old, Will, asked, “Mommy, can we go in there?” He was pointing at King Arthur’s Court Toys. Will and my 3-year-old, Eva twiddled their fingers in excitement. We walked in. Immediately, I knew this was going to be fun. Newly renovated castle doors open to a world full of every toy you can imagine — and a cozy environment with pure play and enjoyment in mind for all ages. The wooden train sets caught our attention, then it was the royal purple stage with velvet curtains. The aroma of freshly popped popcorn and brewed coffee filled the air. Beyond an abundance of Playmobil toys, Lego sets, STEM kits and other delightful play things, there’s also a gigantic T-Rex and The Dungeon room complete with a lounge for parents, hanging Hugglepods for kids, a kid-friendly archery course, a Mountain climber and even a zip line. King Arthur’s encourages play and imagination — and we didn’t want to leave. I know I’m going back for what will fit perfectly under our Christmas tree! King Arthur’s Court Toys is located at 3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati in Oakley Square. For more information about their toys, birthday party packages, events and more, call 513-531-4600. 16 November 2019

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PLAY-DOH KITCHEN CREATIONS POPCORN PLAY FOOD SET Available at major toy retailers Ages 3+ | $14.99 Once you pop, you definitely can’t stop with this fun Play-Doh popcorn set allowing kids to create their very own pretend popcorn masterpieces with fun pretend toppings added to the mix, too!

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OCEANFRONT PLAYHOUSE Available at major toy retailers Ages 3+ | $399 This fun house is loaded with hours of imagination and pretend play including a working doorbell, a clock with movable hands and even a functional mailbox. Built with 100 percent cedar lumber and treated with a childfriendly, water-based stain.

YBIKE EXPLORER 3.0 GO KART King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 5+ Your big kid will feel confident during outdoor adventures! Easy grip handles, pedal-operated front tires, a lightweight frame and adjustable to grow.


FURREAL CUBBY, THE CURIOUS BEAR Available at major toy retailers Ages 4+ | $99

GEOSAFARI JR. KIDNOCULARS: KIDS BINOCULARS King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 3 - 6

This cuddly bear hugs and talks back, goes on your kids’ favorite adventures, plays peek-a-boo, dances, plays soft sleepy time music and more!

Designed perfectly for your little tot or preschooler, this scientific toy supports STEM learning and lets kids explore their environments.

MODARRI DELUX PACK STREET TRACK King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 4+ Vroom vroom! Hit the road, swap out parts and kids can customize their racing experience with 20 pieces of soft and durable EVA foam track, a PRO car with extra parts and it’s easy to put together and take a part.

MONOPOLY VOICE BANKING BOARD GAME Available at major toy retailers Ages 8+ | $29.99 Monopoly has really upped its board game! This interactive game features lights and sounds and an interactive Mr. Monopoly banking unit.

PLAYSKOOL MR. POTATO HEAD MOVIN’ LIPS ELECTRONIC INTERACTIVE TALKING TOY Available at major toy retailers Ages 3+ | $24.99 Attach the mouth, press the buttons and watch Mr. Potato head talk! Includes songs like “Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor.

KIDOOZIE FUNTIME TRACTOR King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 3+ Your little farmer will have a blast with this interactive tracter the five animals with realistic sounds that come along for the ride!

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BEYBLADE BURST TURBO SLINGSHOCK CROSS COLLISION BATTLE SET Available at major toy retailers Ages 8+ | $49 A quadruple rail system propels tops through the rails and into the Battle Ring from both sides! HIt the battle ring and defend yourself, or switch to slingshock mode to make it a bit more interesting!

PLAYMOBIL - GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO - 1 King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 6+ Who you gonna call? This speedy action vehicle has a light and original siren sound your Ghostbuster fan will love, plus plenty of space for proton packs and ghost traps thanks to its nifty detachable roof.

MY ROBOTIC PET TUMBLING HEDGEHOG King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 3 - 6 Build a robotic hedgehog! Includes 172 building pieces plus a built-in sound sensor. It’s programmed to react to different sounds; teaches kids about gears, motors, LEDs and more!

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HOT TOYS!

editor’s picks

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KID TRAX MARVEL SPIDERBIKE Available at major toy retailers Ages 3 - 5 | $149 This four-wheeled, kid-sized vehicle with awesome superhero features includes an easy push-button system plus horn and engine sound effects.

HABA - KULLERBU WINDMILL TRACK SET King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 2 - 8 The perfect starter set for your little! He can get creative building his one track system with the wide range of track and accessories.

HOG WILD - BIRDIE GOLF King Arthur’s Court Toys Ages 6+

MAGICAL TALES B&W GYMINI tinylove.com Ages 0+ | $59.99 Let your little one have a ball and build their little skills. Parents, you will enjoy tracking your little’s development with the expert guidebook!

MAGIC TALES 4-IN-1 HERE I GROW ACTIVITY CENTER tinylove.com Ages 6 mos. + | $99 Compact and portable, this little gym is meant to aid Baby in walking plus assist with sensory development.

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YELLOW SCOPE SCIENCE KITS yellow-scope.com Ages 8+ | $49.99 Kids can learn about DNA and genetics with this new biology kit and do fun activities and experiments!

It’s the newest game on the green! Allows your kid to create their own fun course with real golf action. Good news parents — the birdie tail keeps the ball in play, no matter how hard a kid swings! This classic game introduces real golf skills while playing it safe.

sensory-friendly toys

CRABBY puzzlepiecesohio.com Ages 12 mos+ | $19 This toy mesmerizes with lifelike movements. Encourages gross motor skills, active play, cause-and-effect learning and imaginative play.

TEACHING TACTILES puzzlepiecesohio.com Ages 3+ | $18 A bag loaded with rich textures. The shapes and sizes let kids strengthen senses and fine motor skills. Find the pieces only by touch.

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ROLLAGAIN TOWER puzzlepiecesohio.com Ages 12 mos+ | $40 Encourage fine motor skills, cause-and-effect and more. Lift the ball from the switch at the bottom and watch as other balls roll down in unison.


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Use your sleuthing skills this Funday. Become an art detective at the Art Cart and create your own secret code bracelet using Morse code. Help Alice solve the case in the Know Theatre’s presentation of Alice in Neverland at 2 p.m.

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family life

One great way of helping kids to “see” the world around them — and to help them develop empathy for others — is in service. It’s a great time of year for giving back.

GIVING BACK:

Family Volunteering

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anet Bruno knew that her kids really didn’t recognize how fortunate they were to have a good dinner every night and pretty much everything they need in their closets. So, with the holiday season approaching, she decided to make an effort to sort of “expose” her kids to the different ways of life “out there.” She decided that the family would volunteer together. There are plenty of ways for families to reach out and help in the surrounding communities. Here are some considerations while you hone in on what to do: Project Focus As a family, brainstorm together to decide what type of volunteer activity you are interested in doing. Ask your kids who they would like to help. Is there a particular cause they know about or are passionate about? What interests, skills, and talents do your family members have? Indoors or outdoors? 20 November 2019

Organization’s Mission Do your research and find out the group’s history and how it got started, the goals and mission, who its leaders are and how it is funded. Check their website and search online for press coverage. Visiting sites such as charitywatch.org and charitynavigator.org can help you, too. Location Search for projects that are close to home. Check your local paper, call charitable organizations, or search online to find the perfect places for kids to volunteer in your area. Time Commitment Decide how much time you have to volunteer. You can do it as often as you can or sign up for once a week, once a month or once a year. Start slow and gradually increase your involvement if the project is working out well, and expose your children to a wide variety of experiences! — Sandi Schwartz

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Local Holiday volunteering

Compiled by Nyketa Gaffney FREESTORE FOODBANK freestorefoodbank.org 513-485-7550

FreeStore Foodbank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and make our communities healthier while offering a pathway to stability. Register as an individual or a group for Thanksgiving Holiday Operations or Christmas Holiday Operations, and serve more than 7,000 households in need. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CINCINNATI habitatcincinnati.org 4910 Para Drive, Cincinnati, Oh 513-621-4147 A nonprofit Christian housing ministry that builds and renovates affordable homes to sell to low-income, first-time homebuyers. Donate online or volunteer as a construction and build site volunteer, office, crew leader, event volunteer and more. LIGHTHOUSE YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES lys.org 401 McMillan St., Cincinnati, Oh 513-221-3350 Collect various items for children, youth and families in need. They offer a variety of ways for family involvement during the day, evening and weekend. MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES m25m.org 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Oh 513-793-6256 Help families in need by sorting, counting, packaging and preparing shipments to distribute across the world. Volunteers are needed for the the upcoming Hunger 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; and for the Family Holiday Bash, Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. PREPARE AFFAIR (Various local locations) Sat, Nov. 16 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rake leaves, clean gutters and help out with other small tasks to make a big difference for the elderly, low-income and disabled homeowners and help them prepare for winter. Register as a group or independently; for all ages and skill levels. Register at secure.pwchomerepairs.org/prepare.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF GREATER CINCINNATI rmhcincinnati.org 341 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 513-636-7642 Known for its mission to provide normalcy to children and families as kids recover from illnesses, log on to the website and click “Volunteer When You Can.” Snacks and activities are an area in which the Ronald McDonald House is seeking help now through the end of the year. Afternoon and evening shifts are available during the week. Morning opportunities open up late December on the weekends. SHARED HARVEST FOODBANK sharedharvest.org 5901 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Oh 513-874-0114 For individuals or groups wanting to help fight hunger. Holiday Food Drives run in November and December and are the largest organized food drive campaigns held to benefit Shared Harvest. Help sort and box goods to make a difference. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Various local locations) 513-562-8841 St. Vincent de Paul looks to partner with all who have a desire to resolve the issues people face every day. For the holidays, Greater Cincinnati residents are being asked to donate new and gently used winter coats at convenient drop-off locations across the tri-state. Last year, St. Vincent de Paul distributed 1,700 coats. This year they aim to provide 3,000 to neighbors in need. Children’s coats and adult coats sizes XL+ are critical necessities. The drive runs through Sunday, Jan. 5. UNITED WAY OF GREATER CINCINNATI (Various local locations) uwgc.org United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community. From selling Christmas trees to raking leaves, volunteer opportunities abound. The Christmas Tree Sale at Findlay Market is a good volunteer opportunity. It runs Nov. 29 - Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Volunteers can help sell trees, garland, wreaths and more. All proceeds go to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Best of Parenting Award Winners CINCINNATI

The winners and finalists for the 2019 Best of Parenting Awards came through YOUR votes! Thank you, readers, for participating!

Winners are shown BLUE Finalists are shown in black (alphabetical order)

BEST EATS Best Family Restaurant

Chick-fil-A Gabby’s Cafe The Works

Best Kids Eat Free

Skyline Chili Frisch’s Big Boy The Clubhouse Sports Grille

Best Burger

Five Guys Burger & Fries Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers Zip’s Cafe

Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza LaRosa’s Pizzeria Two Cities Pizza Co.

Best Ice Cream Graeter’s Ice Cream The Cone Whipty-Do Best Local Bakery BEST PARTIES Best Party Entertainer

The BonBonerie Holtman’s Donut Shop Servatii Pastry Shop

Best Tourist Attraction

Many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Cincinnati Family!

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Kings Island Taft Museum of Art

Best Martial Arts

Buckner Martial Arts Club MMA: Mixed Martial Arts The Dojo Martial Arts

BEST SHOPPING Best Book Store

Best Music Instruction

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Barnes and Noble Half Price Books

CCM Preparatory Department Cincinnati School of Music West Chester Academy

Best Visual Arts Instruction

Cincinnati Art Museum The Art Workshop Painting with a Twist

Best Theater Instruction

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Best Toy Store King Arthur’s Court Toys Puzzle Pieces Target Best Grocery Kroger Marketplace Aldi Jungle Jim’s International Market Best Shopping Center/ Mall

Kenwood Towne Centre Liberty Center Rockwood Commons & Pavilion

Best Local Children’s Once Upon A Child Clothing Store Carter’s Hanna Andersson

Magical Dan Family Traditions Animals Adventure Party Princess Productions

Best Away from Home Party

Main Event The Little Gym Mad Potter Maderia

Best Family Auto Dealer

Cincinnati Museum Center Cincinnati Art Museum Taft Museum of Art

BEST APPEARANCE Best Day Spa The Woodhouse Day Spa Fringe Hair Salon Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa

BEST OF OUR CITY Best Museum Best Rainy Day Outing

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Duke Energy Children’s Museum Newport Aquarium Taft Museum of Art

Best Day Trip

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis COSI Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World Gatlinburg TN Hilton Head SC

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst Falcon Camp Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Best Local Day Camp

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Parks Kids First Sports Center

Best Date Night Aronoff Center for the Arts Liberty Center Sotto Best Local Park

Summit Park Sharon Woods Smale Riverfront Park

Best Consignment/Resale Once Upon A Child Plato’s Closet Snooty Fox

Best Family Hair Cuts

Subaru of Kings Automall Honda of Fairfield Superior Honda

Great Clips Junior Cuts Salon Lofts

Best Family Photographer Cardinal Dream Photography Sienna Photography Wendy Magee Photography BEST ENRICHMENT Best Preschool The Gardner School Montessori Academy of Cincinnati Prodigy Preschool Best Child Care Center The Gardner School The Campus at Kids First Skidaddles Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Mathnasium Sylvan Learning Schaefer Education Solutions

Best Dance Studio

Mason Dance Center Kids First Sports Center SDA Studios

Best Gymnastics

West Chester Academy Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy The Little Gym

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BEST HEALTH & FITNESS Best OB/GYN Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates Hilltop OB/GYN Associates Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers Best Pediatrician Best Pediatric Dentist Best Orthodontist

Queen City Physicians Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Springdale-Mason Pediatrics Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry The Pediatric Dentist Cassinelli, Shanker & Baker Orthodontics Timothy M. Reddy Murdock Orthodontics

Best Eye Care Wing Eyecare LensCrafters Ritter-Haggee Doctors of Optometry Best Emergency Room Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center The Christ Hospital Good Samaritan Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center The Christ Hospital TriHealth Bethesda North

Best Place to Have a Baby

Good Samaritan Hospital Atrium Medical Center Mercy Health

Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Kids First Sports Center Swift Movement Studio

Best Swim Lessons

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Bear Paddle Swim School Goldfish Swim School

Best Fitness Center

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Best of Parenting Award Winners NKY

The winners and finalists for the 2019 Best of Parenting Awards came through YOUR votes! Thank you, readers, for participating!

Winners are shown BLUE Finalists are shown in black (alphabetical order) BEST EATS Best Family Restaurant

Chick-fil-A BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Fort Mitchell Public House

Best Kids Eat Free Chili’s Grill & Bar Chuy’s Best Burger

Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar Bard’s Burgers & Chili Mad Mike’s Burgers & Fries

Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza La Rosa’s Pizzeria Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria Newport

Best Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Best Local Bakery

Emerson’s Bakery OakBrook Bakery Servatii Pastry Shop Crestview Hills

BEST PARTIES Best Party Entertainer Best Away from Home Party BEST OF OUR CITY Best Museum Best Rainy Day Outing Best Day Trip

Cool Critters Outreach Charlie Cadabra Dave and Buster’s Dart Rush Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center Cincinnati Museum Center’s Duke Energy Children’s Museum National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center Newport Aquarium The World Upside Down The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Red River Gorge Geological Area

Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World Resort Gulf Shores AL Miami Beach FL

Best Sleep Away Camp Best Local Day Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst Silverlake The Family Place Wilderness Ridge at PVM Retreat Center

Best Date Night Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Netflix Sotto

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Many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Cincinnati Family!

Best Local Park

Smale Riverfront Park Devou Park

Best Visual Arts Instruction

Best Tourist Attraction

Newport Aquarium Florence Freedom Great American Ballpark

Art Academy of Cincinnati Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Best Theater Instruction

Kids on Stage The Carnegie

BEST SHOPPING Best Book Store

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Barnes and Noble Half Price Books

Best Toy Store Learning Express Toys King Arthur’s Court Toys Target Best Grocery Kroger Marketplace Meijer Best Shopping Center/ Mall

Crestview Hills Town Center Kenwood Towne Centre Rookwood Commons & Pavilion

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store

Carter’s Once Upon A Child

Best Consignment/Resale Once Upon A Child Classy & Sassy Consignment Goodwill Best Family Auto Dealer

Jeff Wyler Honda Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell

BEST APPEARANCE Best Day Spa

Mi Salon Spa Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa The Woodhouse Day Spa

Best Family Hair Cuts

Kiddie Kastle Mi Salon Spa

Best Family Photographer Samuel Greenhill Photography Teah Longland Photography BEST ENRICHMENT Best Preschool Best Child Care Center

Toddler Towne Inc. St. Paul Catholic Church and Preschool St. Timothy Catholic School All About Kids Childcare & Learning Center

Best Tutoring/Learning Mathnasium Service Best Dance Studio MJM Studios Belladance Studio Dee Best Gymnastics

Top Flight Gymnastics MJM Studios

Best Martial Arts

Karate Town USA

Best Music Instruction

Florence Music Academy Brown Music Together Miss Jody’s Musikgarten

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BEST HEALTH & FITNESS Best OB/GYN Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers Dr. Steven Willet, St. Elizabeth Physicians St. Elizabeth Physicians Women’s Health Best Pediatrician

Primary Pediatrics Northern Kentucky Pediatric Group Pediatric Associates

Best Pediatric Dentist

Union Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dental Garden Center

Best Orthodontist

Struckhoff Orthodontics Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics

Best Eye Care

Union Pointe Eyecare Union Optometry Wing Eyecare

Best Emergency Room

St. Elizabeth Covington

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center The Christ Hospital St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Best Place to have a Baby St. Elizabeth Good Samaritan Hospital Best Youth Sports Campbell County YMCA Program Best Swim Lessons

Bear Paddle Swim School

Best Fitness Center

Orange Theory Fitness Campbell County YMCA R.C. Durr YMCA

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Your 2019 Guide to

Fall Activities and After-School Programs A Paid Advertising Directory

ARTS

SDA Studios

Art Workshop

3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park 513-406-4009 theartworkshopinc.net Art enrichment for kids ages 3 and up. Pottery wheel, clay, drawing, painting and cartooning. Mom and Me, Freestyle (choose your own project) and teen classes offered weekdays and Saturdays.

Baldwin Music

baldwinmusiceducenter.com • info@baldwinmusiceducenter.com Baldwin Music Education Center offers an outstanding curriculum combining the cognitive, social, emotional and musical concepts every young life needs for ages 6 mos. and up. Group classes are engaging with lots of options, affordable pricing and convenient location.

CCM Preparatory

290 CCM Blvd., Cincinnati 513-556-2595 ccm.uc.edu/prep • ccmprep@uc.edu CCM Preparatory provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities in music, dance and theatre arts. Our programs educate and inspire students from 3 yrs. - adult.

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

Star Glazers

starglazers.com 513-474-6364 Paint pottery at your location. Pottery experts will bring all the supplies and offer booklets and ideas for your masterpiece. Pricing includes the cost of supplies, glazing and firing. No mess!

West Chester Academy Music, Dance, Gymnastics

8107 Market Place Drive, West Chester 513-829-2345 westchesteracademy.com From a child’s very first lesson to the experienced adult, West Chester Academy has something for everyone in music, dance, and gymnastics. Located in West Chester, we specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels.

Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati 513-562-1111 cballet.org/academy • cbacademy@cballet.org From creative movement to pre-professional ballet training, Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy brings the joy of dance to students of all ages along with a strong connection to the area’s preeminent ballet company.

The Mad Potter Madeira

7754 Camargo Road, Madeira 513-561-1888 madpottercincinnati.com Pottery painting, parties, and special events. Choose a piece, paint it, and pick it up in a week. Special events include Kidz Nite and Ladies Nite. Summer camp options to be announced soon!

Mason Dance Center

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

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EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT The Campus at Kids First

7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-629-5437 thecampuskf.com The Campus at Kids First is the only early learning center in the area that makes physical education a top priority. Located inside Kids First, we combine intentional brain-stimulating physical education with a top-notch academic curriculum to give children an early learning experience like no other.

The Children’s Meeting House

927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 513-683-4757 cmhschool.com Children’s Meeting House fosters the development of the whole child by implementing the philosophy and curriculum of Dr. Maria Montessori, using the abundant natural resources of our seven-acre campus. Voted Best Preschool by the readers of Cincinnati Family magazine.

“Where Every Family Matters.”


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.

The Red Balloon Play and Café

6200 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge 513-620-8328 redballooncafe.com Classes, events, parties and play café. Visit our Facebook page for our monthly calendar.

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 513-362-9622 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, school age care, preschool, two autism centers, kindergarten toddler care, teen college and career readiness program, youth and government program and day and overnight camps.

SPORTS/FITNESS 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.

The Little Gym of Mason

8201 Arbor Square Drive, Mason 513-204-1400 thelittlegym.com/masonoh For children ages 3 - 10 yrs., Super Quest camps invite kids to exercise their muscles, imaginations, and cooperation skills. You’ll love how easy our flexible scheduling is.

TRADITIONAL Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council

10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati 513-577-7700 • gocubscouts.com/family Scouting is fun, character, leadership and unique adventures your entire family will share for a lifetime. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, action-oriented learning that reinforces your values while helping prepare your child for today — and for life.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY The Stem Lab

1644 E. Kemper Road, Suite #4, Sharonville 513-857-3366 cincystemlab.com Our after school STEAM Club offers scholars a variety of experiences including crafts, hands-on STEAM opportunities, reading support, team challenges, and homework support. Find out more on our website.

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A Healthy, Balanced Learning Environment Thoughtful blend of Montessori and traditional teaching methods customized for diverse learning needs On-site enrichment classes in our Enrichment Studio Creativity and self-expression is balanced within a daily routine Research-based curriculum at every age level

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Every kid needs a coat

Help keep our neighbors warm this winter by holding a coat drive.

It’s fun, easy and a great way to teach kids about helping others. • Start at home. Clean out your own closets. • Phone a friend. Or, better yet, post what you’re doing on Facebook. • Rally the troops. Get your kids’ soccer team or dance team involved. • Shoot and share. Take a photo of all the coats and share it with us on social media. • Spread the love. Drop them off at our Bank Street Outreach Center, or at any Gold Star Chili, Tom & Chee, Kemba Credit Unions or Valetone/Your Cleaners. Hats, gloves, scarves and socks are needed, too.

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“Where Every Family Matters.”


NOVEMBER

BY AMANDA CIANI

THINGS TO DO

The PNC Festival of Lights draws hundreds of visitors annually.

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SPOTLIGHT

Head to King Arthur’s for story time on Tuesdays.

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ake it a family tradition to visit the Cincinnati Zoo this holiday season for the PNC Festival of Lights — this year in its 37th showing! The “Wild Wonderland” will have you “oohing and ahhing,” and, new this year, have fun discovering Fiona statues in Fiona’s Fairyland. It opens November 16 and runs through Jan. 4, 2020. Learn more at cincinnatizoo.org.

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FALL KIDS’ FEST!

Come celebrate fall with Cincinnati Family.

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SPOTLIGHT

It’s Holiday Junction time again.

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CAMPS FOR KIDS

Got shopping to do? Sign kids up for a camp.

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NOW PLAYING

What’s on area stages this month.

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fri1 INVESTIGATE

Look, listen, smell! Use sensory exploration to make nature discoveries and solve a mystery. Glenwood Gardens, Highfield Discovery Center, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 10:45 a.m.; program included in Highfield admission, $2.50; valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-771-8733 or greatparks.org.

KIDS’ TOWN ELECTION

Who will become the next elected official of the Kids’ Town exhibit? Penelope the spiny soft shell turtle, Kellogg the corn snake or Gordon the leopard gecko? Cast a vote Nov. 1 - 5 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, 1301

FIND NOVEMBER EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

TREASURES OF THE SPANISH WORLD

Explore the visual culture of Spain and Latin America over 4,000 years; artworks include sculptures, Mexican featherwork mosaics, textiles, paintings and more. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $16 general public, $8 seniors, students and ages 6 - 17 years old. Free for members and ages 5 and younger; cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

FREE BIRDS OF PREY

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Dia los Muertos

Get a close look at a hawk or maybe an owl! Come enjoy some of Ohio’s unique birds of prey. Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-5217275 or greatparks.org.

BRASSTACULAR CONCERT

Salute the the brass family; enjoy the bold, brazen sounds of instruments during this PB&J concert. Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 10 and 11:30 a.m.; $6 individual ticket, $20 flexible ticket book (four tickets child or adult); lintonmusic.org/pbj.

FREE DAY OF THE DEAD

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the library; view traditional altars and create cool crafts. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, Ky; 2 p.m.; 859-3422665 or bcpl.org.

FREE INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCING

Aabha (a middle schooler) who will share a love of classical Indian dancing. Sharonville Branch, 10980 Thornview Drive, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513-369-6049 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

ROLLIN’ DERBY SEASON FINALE

Enjoy the last Roller Derby double-header match this season as the Black-n-Bluegrass Blackouts take on Hell’s Orchard from West Virginia. Hits Sportsplex, 3785 Lake Park Drive, Covington; 5 - 7 p.m.; $5 - $10; 859-740-8758 or facebook. com/events/559119451291952.

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FREE FREEZE FEST

SPOTLIGHT FREE

STORY TIME AT

KING ARTHUR’S COURT TOYS

FREEAMISH-MENNONITE WAY ON THE FARM

Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

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pend Tuesday mornings hearing stories and enjoying free popcorn and coffee for the grown-ups. King Arthur’s Court Toys, 3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; 513-5314600 or kingarthurstoys.com.

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Brr! Chill at the library during this festival of frozen fun; make sparkling decorations, work on snow ball throwing techniques and dance, too. Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, Ky; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

Celebrate the Amish-Mennonites who settled Chrisholm Historic Farmstead 200 years ago at this show-and-tell event with activities, crafts, snacks and live animal demonstrations. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.;

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National Candy Day

FREE ART AFTERNOONS: GEL PLATE PRINTING

Join Erin Holland from the Taft Museum of Art to get a little messy and a lot creative with gel plate printing at the library. Downtown Main Library Children’s Learning Center, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati; 4 - 4:30 p.m.; 513-3696900 or cincinnatylibrary.org.

ROCKIN’ TOTS

Kids ages 6 and younger can bounce and play the mornings away! This familyfriendly event is available Mon - Fri from 9 - 11 a.m.; and Sat from 8 - 10 a.m. Rockin’ Jump Cincinnati, 8350 Colerain Ave., Groesbeck; $12 for 2 hours of jump time, each additional child $3, each additional parent $9; 513-4492968 or rockinjump.com/cincinnati.

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FREE STORY TIME AT KING ARTHUR’S COURT See “spotlight” on this page for details!

FREE STORY TIME WITH MS. ERIN

Ms. Erin loves bringing books to life for little ones; head to Blue Manatee Tuesdays and Thursdays as Ms. Erin shares her favorite stories with toddlers. Blue Manatee Literacy Project & Bookstore, 3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; donations accepted; suggested donation $2; 513247-0554 or bluemanatee.org.

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FREE NEW HORIZONS SWING BAND CONCERT

Listen to a fun and free Music with Mission concert featuring the New Horizons Swing Band. 7393 Dimmick Road; 7 p.m.; freewill donations go to SELF (Supports to Encourage Low Income Families); 513-777-4370 or ctkluth.org.

FREE REC READS

This 30-minute class in the Rosenthal Education Center provides artthemed stories, songs and exploration through sensory activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513721-2787 or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


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CELEBRATE

Celebrate and rejoice in the changing season; experience harvest tradition and show appreciation for nature with daily programs Wed - Sat. Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 10:45 a.m.; program included in Highfield admission, $2.50; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-771-8733 or greatparks.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: READING THE WEATHER

How do weather and the seasons affect life on the farm? Come find out through weather experiments, a craft, snack and even say, “Hello” to the farm animals. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 10 - 11 a.m.; a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

TAFT, JR.: COLORS ALL AROUND US

Find colorful inspiration throughout the museum, then learn how to mix colors and create a colorful masterpiece. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; program included with museum admission, $12 adults, $10 seniors, free for children; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

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THURSDAY ART PLAY

Check out a new exhibition at the UnMuseum by Terence Hammonds, then create artwork in his style. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 non-members, free for members; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org/ calendar/2019/11/07/thursday-art-playterence-hammonds-art.

fri 8 ALL ABOUT LEAVES

Jump into a pile of autumn colors in this funfilled program, enjoy fall activities, story time and a craft. Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 11 a.m.; $7.50 child; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-3674774 or greatparks.org.

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ANTIQUE CHRISTMAS

The stockings are hung with care and the halls have all been decked; come celebrate the holidays with Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys and decorations! Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; open through Jan. 6, see website for additional times; $12 adults, $10 seniors, free for members and ages 18 and older; 513-241-0343 or taftmuseum.org.

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daily listings FREE ASBURY UMC ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

Browse a multitude of homemade crafts, holiday and Christmas decorations, boutique items and pantry goodies such as relishes, homemade candies, cookies and pies. Don’t forget to pick up a mason jar of world-famous Asbury Pickles or buy a yummy home cooked meal. Asbury UMC, 2916 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights; Nov. 8, 6:30 8:30 p.m; Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

HOLIDAY JUNCTION

Please see “Spotlight” on page 32 for details.

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Go to an Art Museum Day

A ZINZINNATI HOLIDAY

Continue a family tradition or start one! Watch as trains chug past beautiful evergreens and poinsettias and Cincinnati landmarks during Krohn Conservatory’s holiday show, A Zinzinnati Holiday. Extended hours are available on some holiday nights, visit Cincinnati Park’s website for more information. Krohn Conservatory, 1501

NOVEMBER EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; open through Jan 5, see website for daily hours. $10 adults, $7 youth, free for ages 4 and younger; 513-4214086 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE CINCINNATI FAMILY’S FALL FAMILY FEST

Please see “Spotlight” on page 32 for details.

CINCINNATI WOODCARVING SHOW

Join the Cincinnati Carver’s Guild as they showcase unique vendors carved artwork and items for sale; there will also be demonstrations on carving techniques. Clarion Hotel, 3855 Hauck Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5, free for ages 12 and younger and Boy Scouts in uniform; 513-851-7692 or cincinnaticarversguild.org.

FREE MAKE AND TAKE TODDLER TOYS

Families, come learn how to make sensory toys out of every day materials, then take them home to enjoy and play together. Downtown Main Library, Children’s Learning Center, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 513369-6900 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

MEET A METEORITE

Space rocks! Join the Cincinnati Observatory to learn more about meteorites and hold rocks from the moon; there is even the opportunity to adopt a meteorite from the gift store. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati; 7 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children, free for military veterans and Observatory members; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

FREE THANKSGIVING ON THE OHIO FRONTIER

Step back 200 years in the past to the first Thanksgiving on the Ohio frontier. The Society of the Northwest Longhunters reenactors will portray Shawnee Native Americans, early European settlers and military personnel. Samples of period fare will also be available. Shawnee Lookout - Historic Log Cabin, 2008 Lawrenceburg, North Bend; 2 - 5 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-941-0120 or greatparks.org.

sun 10 SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY SHOW

Families, spend the second Sunday of the month at the CCAC for special musical and theatrical performances; stick around after each show for a festive reception. CCAC @ Short Vine, 2728 Short Vine St., Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; $5 for adults (scholarships available), free for kids; 513-4972860 or cliftonculturalarts.org/events/ signature-event-series/second-sundayfamily-showtime.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: ABC’S

CINCINNATI FAMILY’S FALL FEST Saturday, Nov. 9 / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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ring the family out for a day of fun, fall festivities; enjoy live holiday performances by Mason Dance Center, visit with local businesses, play games, enjoy giveaways and visit with Santa Claus! The fun takes place at the Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 513-252-0077 or cincinnatifamilymagazine.com.

Through hands-on activities and a craft, learn about farm life while learning the letters of the alphabet. A snack will be provided. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid parking permit is required to enter the park; 513867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE ASL FAMILY STORY TIME

Families, come enjoy a multilingual story time in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati; 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.; 513-369-4460 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

FREE DRAGONS VS UNICORNS

Play games and make magical crafts to decide whether breathing fire or shooting rainbows sounds more appealing. Fort Thomas/Carrico Branch, 100 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas; 4 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or cc-pl.org.

GREETINGS FROM CINCINNATI

Celebrate Veterans Day and send a special Cincinnati “Hello” to veterans and members of the military by making postcards! Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 2:30 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE DINOVEMBER

Act like a paleontologist for a night of prehistoric fun; have a roaring good time with fossil digs, dinosaur games, sticky mud and more. Hebron Branch, 1863 North Bend Road, Hebron, Ky; 6 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE LETTERS TO SANTA, LETTERS FROM SANTA

Santa’s workshop is really humming this time of year. He is busy checking the naughty or nice list and reading letters from children. Drop a letter to Santa at a special mailbox located at the Kenton County Public Libraries, Kenton County Administrative Building and Independence Courthouse or the Kenton County Animal Shelter. Mail a letter by Dec. 9 and Santa will respond by Christmas! KCPL, Kenton County Administrative Building and Independence Courthouse, Kenton County Animal Shelter, 12 p.m.; share the holiday spirit! KCP&R collects non-perishable food and personal care item donations for Be Concerned; kentoncounty.org/calendar. aspx?cid=24.

FREE YOGA FOR KIDS

Yoga for kids, presented by a kid! Come and meet Vivienne Konz who is a certified yoga teacher. Hyde Park Branch, 2747 Erie Ave., Cincinnati; 4 - 5 p.m.; 513-369-4456 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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World Kindness Day

OPEN JUMP AT JUMP ZONE!

Ages 2 - 12 years old can jump and play with friends on giant inflatables; there is also a toddler zone that is perfect for younger kiddos. Jump Zone!,f5765

FIND NOVEMBER EVENTS REQUIRING ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLINE. Constitution Drive, Florence; 5 - 8 p.m.; $12; 859-283-5867 or jumpzoneparty. com.

FREE UNICORNS & RAINBOWS

Create crafts, play majestic games and more during this celebration of unicorns and rainbows. Main Library, BCPL, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky; 6:30 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

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FREE FANTASTIC BEASTS OF THE HARRY POTTER WORLD!

Meet three live owls and discover the fantastic adaptations of these “magical” creatures. Walnut Hills branch, 2533 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6053 or cincinnatilibrary. org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: TURKEY TALK

Explore the world of turkeys down on the farm though activities and crafts. A snack will be provided. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 10 - 11 a.m.; a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

THURSDAY ART PLAY: THE NATURE OF IT

Explore nature and art; create botanical sun prints, use tree trunks as a canvas and craft a portrait using natural materials. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 non-members, free for members; 513345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter. org.

WEE WONDER ABOUT FALL

Come learn about autumn. Children will enjoy an activity, craft and story. For ages 3 - 5. Sharon Woods, 11555 Swing Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; $7.50 per child, payable at the door; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

SPOTLIGHT

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HOLIDAY JUNCTION AT CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

FREE BABY PHOTO SHOOT

Nov. 8 - Jan. 5, 2020

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oliday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains pulls into its home at Cincinnati Museum Center this month. Children of all ages will enjoy the train displays, hands-on components like playful dress-up snowmen and a train that young engineers can ride (additional fees apply). Holiday Junction will have limited extended hours on select dates. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. See website for daily hours; included with Discovery Ticket, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 - 12, $5.50 ages 1 - 2, free for 1 and younger and members. Call 513-287-7000 or visit cincymuseum.org.

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Calling all cute babies! Take adorable photos of baby with a seasonal background and a high quality camera; get a digital copy of the photo, then visit the MakerSpace to print it out! Downtown Main Library, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 513-3696900 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

sat 16 CHRISTMAS AT THE JUNCTION

Create memories that last a lifetime and experience the magic of the holidays at the world’s largest train display; then take a journey to the North Pole to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus! EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West

“Where Every Family Matters.”

Chester; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; open through Jan. 1, see website for daily hours. $14.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 65+, $11.95 ages 2 - 12, free for members and ages 2 and younger; 513-8988000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

CINCINNATI CYCLONES: DC COMICS NIGHT

Watch as the Cyclones take on the Komets for DC Comics Nights; there is even a chance to meet some DC Super Heros on the concourse. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; advance tickets starting at $18; cycloneshockey.com/ game/2019/11/16/dc-comics-night.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

The 37th Annual PNC Festival of Lights will once again transform the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden into a “Wild Wonderland.” Bask in the glow of 3 million LED lights, watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairy Land, marvel at the spectacular Swan Lake show and enjoy seasonal treats like hot chocolate and s’mores. Be sure to visit Santa Claus each day starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festival festivities begin. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 4 - 10 p.m.; open through Jan. 4, see website for daily hours. Prices vary, see website for more information; free for members; 513-281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org.

HOLIDAY IN LIGHTS & SANTALAND

Don’t miss this Cincinnati holiday tradition. Enjoy more than a mile of fantastic seasonal lights all from the warmth of your car. See more than 120 moving and standing figures depicting everything from Santa to the 12 Days or Christmas. Fri - Sun, head inside to the Sharon Centre for family-friendly entertainment with Santaland. Share your wish list with Santa, check out the train display, do some holiday shopping and pick up a sweet treat. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 5:30 - 10 p.m.; $15 per car, $45 per bus/15 passenger vehicles; 513-7690393 or holidayinlights.com.

HOLIDAY TOY TRAINS

The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s 28th annual train display will surely dazzle and delight your family with over 30 animated, guest-operated features and 250 feet of track rolling through busy cities and snowy countrysides. Also on display is Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, a kid-sized animated exhibit based on “The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo & Me,” the Dickens Village and more! Behringer-Crawford Museum,


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Adults: $18.50 Age 3-6: $13.99 Children Under 3: FREE

Blast off into the best time of the year! Santa has arranged for jazz music, a yummy brunch buffet, photos with Santa, holiday crafts and an all new space themed show presented by MadCap Puppets. MadCap is nationally recognized for engaging and original children’s theatre productions. They will present “The Great Space Caper” in which famous space explorer, Buzby, crash lands his spaceship on a strange planet and forms an unlikely friendship with a stranded alien named Galax. Together, they uncover the mysteries of our universe as they search for a new planet that the funny little creature can call home. Reserve now - Seating Limited!

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1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; open through Jan. 5, see website for daily hours; $9 adults, $8 seniors 60 +, $5 children, free for members; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum. org.

FREE OPEN COCKPIT DAY

Head to the Tri-State Warbird Museum to explore the cockpits of three amazing air crafts. Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 Borman Drive, Batavia; 1 - 3 p.m.; 513-735-4500 or tswm.org.

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FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: ART DETECTIVES

Super sleuths, become art detectives at the Art Cart and create a secret code bracelet using Morse code. Then help Alice solve the case in the Know Theatre’s presentation of Alice in Neverland at 2 p.m. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or taftmuseum.org.

FREE HARPER QUILT SHOW

Browse Harper-inspired works of art featuring a unique medium - quilts. Brett Harper will be signing books on Nov. 16 and 17 from 1 - 3 p.m. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

KINDERVELT CRAFT DAY

Join CCHMC at Krohn Conservatory to make crafts for a cause; kids can decorate ornaments, picture frames or rock paperweights with proceeds benefiting the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Kindervelt Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $5 donation per craft; 513-421-5707 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE SANTA’S WONDERLAND AT BASS PRO SHOPS

Bass Pro Shops has transformed into a magical winter village for it’s annual Santa Wonderland. Children are welcome to test out Santa’s toys, make a craft and get a free photo with the jolly old elf himself! Bass Pro Shops, 300 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; open through Dec. 24, see website for free craft and photo times. 513-826-5200 or basspro.com.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: CORNUCOPIA

Discover what is grown at Chrisholm Farms to fill the harvest cornucopia; enjoy a craft, snack and say, “Hello” to the farm animals, too. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES’ GLOBAL VILLAGE MARKET

Browse unique wares that will make perfect presents; Matthew 25 sells craft items from all around the world including books, colorful crocheted scarves, hats and bags, metal and wooden home decor, beautiful glass and metal ornaments, handmade kitchen accessories, jewelry, magnets and so much more. Matthew 25, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; items available for purchase; 513793-6256 or m25m.org.

SUPER SPROUTS

Little one’s can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills. This program is available on Mondays and Thursdays with a new theme offered each week! Cincinnati Museum Center - Duke Energy Children’s Museum, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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FREE HOT WHEELS FUN

Explore the physics of motion while racing Hot Wheels with friends. West End Branch, 805 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati; 5 - 5:45 p.m.; 513-3696026 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

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FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT: TOY STORY 4

“You’ve got a friend in me!” Bring a friend and bring the whole family to the library to make crafts, play games, eat snacks and watch the movie Toy Story 4. Newport Branch, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 859-5725035 or cc-pl.org.

FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: PILGRIM ADVENTURES

Visit with a pilgrim to learn how they farmed in the new land; make a pilgrim hat, fill memory baskets with fun treats and visit with the animals during this Show and Tell. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 10 - 11 a.m.; a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks. net.

FREE TEEN TAKE OVER: EXPERIMENT WITH MUSIC

Volunteers from Antonio Violins & Ukulele will be at the library to jam out with a variety of musical instruments and to show everyone how music is made. Norwood Branch, 4325 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513-3696037 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

TODDLER THURSDAYS AT DIG ‘N PLAY

FREE KID’S ACTIVITY HOUR - CELEBRATE LIGHT

Learn about festivals throughout the world that celebrate light, make a luminary and enjoy a pumpkin treat. Miami Township Branch, 8 North Miami Ave., Cleves; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 513369-6050 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

TOT TUESDAYS! IT’S A PUZZLE TO ME

Preschoolers can meet new friends and learn how to make a picture puzzle. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10:30 11:30 a.m.; $1 craft fee per child, plus admission, $9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $5 children, free for members; 859491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

Dig up some fun; kiddos can explore a huge sand table, dramatic play area and a giant 3-story play structure. Dig ‘N Play, 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $3 for ages 0 - 2 years old; 513-8471055 or dignplay.com.

fri 22 BOREALIS: HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE HILL

Hop in the car and prepare to be dazzled by thousands of holiday lights. Pyramid Hill features 2.5 miles of festive lights in an illuminated drive through display. New this year, enjoy dozens of art installations by light and media artists and the creators of BLINK Cincinnati, Brave Berlin. Pyramid Hill,

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CINCINNATI CYCLONES: WWE NIGHT

Watch as the Cyclones take on the Wings; select WWE Superstars will be on-hand and the first 3,000 attendees will receive a Cyclones WWE Luchador mask! There will also $5 craft beers, $1 sodas and $3 cheeseburgers for 513 Friday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; advance tickets starting at $18. Family packages available; cycloneshockey. com/game/2019/11/22/wwe-night.

KINGS ISLAND WINTERFEST

Kings Island has been magically transformed into ten enchanting winter wonderlands. Families can go ice skating, bask in the glow of more than 5 million lights, go on exhilarating rides, enjoy live entertainment and meet lots of friendly holiday characters. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; open weekends and select weekdays through Dec. 31, see website for details; online discounted tickets as low as $27.99; 513-754-5700 or visitkingsisland.com.

FREE WINTER WONDERLAND

Brrrr ... it is so chilly out! Come explore everyone’s favorite magical Nordic movie by creating cool crafts, walking through a snowstorm, sampling food and discovering the nature and culture of Scandinavia. Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-521-7275 or greatparks. org.

sat 23

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ALTERED ARCHITECTURE

Help alter the UnMuseum with sculptures, collages and paint! Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $5 for nonmembers, free for members; 513-3458400 or contemporaryartscenter.org/ calendar/2019/11/23/thursday-artplay-altered-architecture.

BANFIELD PET ACADEMY

Meet Veterinarians and Vet Techs to learn how to best care for critters; use vet tools to give check-ups to Banfield’s stuffed animal friends. Children will

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CAMPS FOR KIDS! Doing holiday prep for Thanksgiving or getting some early holiday shopping in? Don’t drag the kids into it! There are plenty of local camp opportunities for kids this month. Check it out: Nov. 8 - 10 FALL CAMP AT CAMP ERNST Campers can go horseback riding, play games, climb a rock wall, meet new friends and make lots of memories during this fun weekend at Camp Ernst! YMCA Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Ky; dropoff on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., pickup on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.; $150 non-members, $135 members; 859-586-6181 or myycamp. org. Nov. 27 FALL DAY CAMP AT CMC Campers can spend the day learning all about space. Future Astronauts (grades K - 1) will prepare for a journey to space and Rocket Scientists (grades 2 - 4) will learn all about space science, both age groups will see OMNIMAX film Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and explore the special exhibit, “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Oh; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $60 non-members, $55 members; before-and aftercare available; 513-287-7000.

HARVEST DAY CAMP Spend the day with Cincinnati Parks on Thanksgiving-Eve; K third grade campers in will make Native American-inspired crafts, play games with new friends, take a hike and even meet some animals! Avon Woods Nature Preserve, 4235 Paddock Road, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $30 per camper; explorenature.regfox.com/ harvestdaycamp. THANKSGIVING EVE DAY CAMP Parents, need some extra time to prep for Thanksgiving? Send the kids to Perfection Gymnastics for a day of fun. Ages 4 (must be potty trained) through 18 can spend the day with friends playing games, making crafts, doing gymnastics and more. Perfection Gymnastics, 5637 Union Center Drive, Cincinnati; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $70 full-day, $40 half-day; 513-860-3351 or perfectiongymnastics.com. Nov. 29 BLACK FRIDAY DAY CAMP Want to do some Black Friday shopping without the kids in tow? Send the kids to day camp where they can make friends, do gymnastics, play games, create crafts and more. Perfection Gymnastics, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $70 full-day, $40 half-day; 513-860-3351 or perfectiongymnastics.com.

receive a stethoscope to take home! Cincinnati Museum Center, Banfield Pet Hospital, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum. org.

CINCINNATI CYCLONES: PRINCESS NIGHT

Watch as the Cyclones take on the Fuel and meet some beloved princesses throughout the night. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; advance tickets starting at $18; family packages available; cycloneshockey.com/ game/2019/11/23/princess-night.

FREE GRATITUDE CRAFTERNOON

Express gratitude during this festive Thanksgiving crafternoon by creating a turkey craft that would make a great holiday centerpiece! Newport Branch, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 2 p.m.; 859572-5035 or cc-plorg.

FREE THE O.F.F. MARKET

Check off those holiday lists with a fun and local shopping experience at MadTree Brewing. MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; theoffmarket.org.

FREE TURKEYBRATION

Make some turkey crafts, enter a turkey story contest and make some turkey noises! Summit Center, 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 1 p.m.; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.

WILD KRATTS LIVE 2.0

It is going to be WILD! Join Martin and Chris from the PBS KIDS series Wild Kratts for a live action and animated extravaganza filled with tons of fun animal facts. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; tickets starting at $25; 513-621-2787 or cincinnatiarts.org/events/ detail/kratts.

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FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR THE ANIMALS

Prepare a Thanksgiving feast and share the treats with the farm animals! Besides eating, explore how the farm animals get ready for winter. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 - 4 p.m.; a valid vehicle permit is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE MUNCHIES & A MOVIE

Get some popcorn and candy from a snack bar that would make Buddy the Elf proud, then snuggle up with the family to watch the modern holiday classic, Elf. Fort Thomas/ Carrico Branch, 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas; 4 p.m.; 859-5725033 or cc-pl.org.

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PRESCHOOL PLAYTIME

Little ones will participate in activities designed to support the natural stages of development. This weekly program is available on Tue and Fri at 11 a.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 11 - 11:30 a.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

wed 27 NANO TECH NATURE

Kids can create scary, silly or smiling monster masterpieces. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 - 2:30 p.m.; program included with Discovery Pass admission, $14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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WESTERN & SOUTHERN 110TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY RACE

Work up an appetite with this 10k run and walk, and bring the kids along for the Pepto Kids Run, too! Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati; 8:30 a.m.; see website for pricing details; register in advance for discount; thanksgivingdayrace.com.

fri 29

BLACK FRIDAY

NOW PLAYING Will you have family in town for the holidays? Make sure you line up plenty of things to do! How about a show? CINCINNATI BALLET WIZARD OF OZ

DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE

Nov. 1 - 3 513-621-5219 cballet.org/the-wizard-of-oz Follow the yellow brick road to a land of enchantment with this magical ballet. Nov 1, 8 p.m.; Nov 2, 2 & 8 p.m.; Nov 3, 1 p.m. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati; see website for tickets.

Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. 513-556-4183 | ccmonstage.universitytickets.com Enjoy an original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow. Corbett Auditorium, 290 CCM Blvd., Cincinnati; starting at $29.50, student and group discounts available.

MEAN GIRLS Nov. 5 - 17 513-621-2787 cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/meangirls Watch as new girl Cady takes on the Queen Bee at school, Regina George. Multiple showtimes available, see website for details. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati; tickets starting at $35.

FROZEN JR. Nov. 15 - 17 513-398-0116 | royaltheatrecompany. com Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential in this popular musical production. Nov 15, 7 p.m.; Nov 16, 2 & 7 p.m.; Nov 17, 2 p.m. Royal Theatre, 6100 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason; $15 - 25.

FREE CCM CONCERT ORCHESTRA Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. 513-556-4183 | ccm.uc.edu A concert presented by the CCM Concert Orchestra and Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra. Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Nov. 29; 4 and 8 p.m. ticketmaster.com/trans-siberian-orchestra-tickets/artist/780815 Get ready to be wowed with the winter show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” featuring a brand-new production, staging and amazing effects. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati; tickets starting at $49.50.

BAH HUMBUG! A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 513-569-8080 | thechildrenstheatre. com/artreach/details/bah-humbug-aone-man-christmas-carol1 From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, watch as this classic holiday tale is told with ONE PERSON playing every character! Nov 30, 2 and 5 p.m., Dec 1, 2 p.m. Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati; 2 and 5 p.m.; $10.

GREATER CINCINNATI WINTERFAIR

Give the gift of handmade this holiday season: browse hundreds of artists’ wares to find the perfect gifts for “nice” loved ones. 1 West Rivercenter Blvd., Covington; 10 a.m.; $7 adults, free for children; free return passes; winterfair.org.

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Spend the day at the Carnegie making merry memories; decorate cookies, make crafts, browse local artisan booths for seasonal gifts, enjoy a performance of Mrs. Claus Saves the Day by Cincinnati Children’s Theatre (1 p.m.) and even visit with Santa (1:30 p.m.) during this holiday show. The Carnegie, 3738 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati; 12:30 - 4 p.m.; events@thecarnegiecenter.org or thecarnegiecenter.org.

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