Greater Cincinnati Family Fun This Wknd (Jan 11 – 13)

WOWZA! There’s lots going on this weekend. So much so, that we’re going to be updating this post over the next day, but wanted to post this now as some of the events for this weekend require registration by tomorrow. So jump on it! Get going! Go out and have a great weekend!!

Friday

Cavalcade of Customs

KOI Autoparts – Cincinnati Convention Center

Time: 3-10pm
Cost: $15 / $5 ages 6-12 / Free ages 5 and under (discounts available at KOI Auto Parts)
Location: Convention Center – 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202

“Custom cars and trucks, race cars and hot rods. Special sections include Toyarama, tribute to the Batmobile, Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop,” pinup girl contest, BMX stunt shows and more. With guest appearances by television characters, reality show personalities and celebrities.”  www.autorama.com.

Monster Truck NationalsMonster Truck Winter Nationals

Hara Arena

Time: 8pm
Cost: $20 adults/ $12 for kids under the age of 12.
Location: 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd. Dayton, OH 45414

“The hugely popular Monster Truck Winter Nationals return to Hara Arena on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12. See the biggest and baddest truck on the planet competing for thousands of dollars in cash. Fans can see TRANSTORMER, a US intelligence transformer robot, BRUTE FORCE, an armed forces tribute truck, SHELL CAMINO, featuring a female driver and EL JALAPENO, a brand new truck, plus many more. They’ll compete in the wheelie contest, doughnut contest and monster truck freestyle. In all three events, the audience picks the winners.

Special VIP tickets are available for $25 and include preferred seating, a pre-show pit party and an opportunity to meet and take pictures with some of their favorite super heroes.” Buy tickets online.

 

Saturday

Mascot Broomball

US Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square

Time: 11:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Fountain Square – downtown corner of 5th and Vine

“Grab the family and venture down to Fountain Square for the 5th annual Mascot Broomball Exhibition Game. Witness an epic broomball showdown between Cincinnati’s favorite mascots. The match is scheduled to last about 30 minutes and promises to be filled with thrills and spills. Mascots are available before and after the game for a meet & greet and photo opportunities.”

artsmartArtsMart

Baker Hunt

Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free (some classes require registration – call 859-431-0020)
Location: 620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY 41011

Free fun art classes for the whole family!  For a list of times and classes see the Baker Hunt Website: http://bakerhunt.org/2012/12/schedule-of-classes-for-arts-mart-2013/

Fantastic Fairytales – Madcap Puppets 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m.,
Cost: $8 (plus $4 parking) purchase tickets online
Location: Fath Auditorium – 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park 45202

“Meet the King’s Royal Court Jester, Flump! Flump accidentally overhears a plot by the wizard Glistor to turn the King into a mouse. As he entertains and amazes the audience with fantastic fairytales, Flump tries to discover a way to save the King. Each tale unfolds with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist to each fairytale classic. The stories included are The Wishing Tree, The Water of Life and Rapunzel.” www.madcappuppets.com

Brazee SnowflakeBrazee Street Studios – Kilncarved Snowflakes

Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: $15 (registration is required - register online here.)
Location: 4426 Brazee Street, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Celebrate winter and decorate your home! Bring the whole family to create hanging snowflakes in glass with the process of kilncarving- using fiber paper to create a relief in glass. Learn the basics of the technique in this family-friendly Open House!

Monster Truck Winter Nationals

Hara Arena

Time: 8pm
Cost: $20 adults/ $12 for kids under the age of 12.
Location: 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd. Dayton, OH 45414

“The hugely popular Monster Truck Winter Nationals return to Hara Arena on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12. See the biggest and baddest truck on the planet competing for thousands of dollars in cash. Fans can see TRANSTORMER, a US intelligence transformer robot, BRUTE FORCE, an armed forces tribute truck, SHELL CAMINO, featuring a female driver and EL JALAPENO, a brand new truck, plus many more. They’ll compete in the wheelie contest, doughnut contest and monster truck freestyle. In all three events, the audience picks the winners.

Special VIP tickets are available for $25 and include preferred seating, a pre-show pit party and an opportunity to meet and take pictures with some of their favorite super heroes.” Buy tickets online.

Incredible Edible Insects - Avon Woods Natural Area/Preserve

Cincinnati Parks

Time: 10am
Cost: Free – please call by January 10 to register 861-3435
Location: 4235 Paddock Road, Cincinnati, OH  45229

“Drop by to come and have a snack or two – we have crunchy crickets and BBQ flavored mealworms for you to try (as well as non-insect light refreshments)! Learn how to make tarantula stew or some other tasty treats. Take a look at facts on exactly what the rest of the world is eating! It is surprising how many nutrients that insects contain. If you dare, there will be an insect meet and greet. Get your picture with a tarantula or a Madagascar hissing cockroach! Enter to win a raffle prize of a baby hissing cockroach!”

Winter Celebration — Winton Woods

Hamilton County Parks

Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: $2 payable at door
Location: Winton Centre - 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

“Join in this celebration with a story in our bear cave and wintery crafts. Capture some unique winter wildlife knowledge. Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of cold weather fun indoors and out.”

Animal Adventures — Glenwood Gardens

Hamilton County Parks

Time: 10:45, 1pm or 4pm

Cost: $2 Admission
Location: 10397 Springfield Pike,Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Learn how animals live in their habitat. We’ll also compare local wildlife to some of those living in other parts of the globe. Programs are weather dependent; please call ahead (513) 771-8733.

Reds Clubhouse Tour

Cincinnati Reds

Time: 12:30pm or 2:30pm

Cost: Adults: $34/ Seniors (age 60+): $30/ Students (college id required): $30/ Kids (age 5-12): $20/ Military (active/veteran with ID): $28/ Kids under 5 free
Location: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This 2 hour “VIP” tour features all stops of our Scotts Great American Ball Park Tour*, plus:

  • The REDS Clubhouse
  • The Field Level Media Room
  • The Visitors Clubhouse
  • The Broadcast Booths

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!Buy Tickets online! You can also call  (513) 765-7923 or stop by the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office for tour tickets.

american girlAmerican Girl Fashion Show Auditions

McKinney Marketing

Time: 9am-11:30 am – sign up for a time online
Cost: Free
Location: Kings Toyota 4700 Fields Ertel Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249

Does your daughter love American Girl? Here’s her chance to be in the American Girl Fashion Show which will take place in April.

Cavalcade of Customs

KOI Autoparts – Cincinnati Convention Center

Time: 10am-10pm
Cost: $15 / $5 ages 6-12 / Free ages 5 and under (discounts available at KOI Auto Parts)
Location: Convention Center – 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202

“Custom cars and trucks, race cars and hot rods. Special sections include Toyarama, tribute to the Batmobile, Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop,” pinup girl contest, BMX stunt shows and more. With guest appearances by television characters, reality show personalities and celebrities.”  www.autorama.com.

Bear Boy (Presented by Bullooney Puppetworks)

Happen, Inc.

Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 4201 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Cost: Free

“Get ready for a free family night out at Happen as Bullooney Puppetworks performs Bear Boy. Northsider Jesse Mooney-Bullock is an artist of puppetry whose award-winning work has been seen on stages in Chicago and elsewhere. He performs Bear Boy here in his hometown with support from the City of Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship program. Save the date for a great night of puppets and storytelling.”

 

Sunday

secondsundaySecond Sunday Family Showtime: Songs for a Magical Winter

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Location: 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free for kids – $5/adults

“April Eight is the fairy child of musician April Combs of Honeycombs and long-ago Arson Garden. The songs are whimsical, sweet, and compelling narratives on Winter – nature, beauty, love, and pure joy. She has been on MTV and played at Lalapalooza. She thinks following your dreams is the best thing anyone can do for themselves. Performances are free for children 12 and under, $5 for adults (payable at the door), and a free reception follows the show.”

Animal Adventures — Glenwood Gardens

Hamilton County Parks

Time: 1pm or 4pm
Cost: $2 Admission
Location: 10397 Springfield Pike,Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Learn how animals live in their habitat. We’ll also compare local wildlife to some of those living in other parts of the globe. Programs are weather dependent; please call ahead (513) 771-8733.

Cold-Blooded Critter — Miami Whitewater Forest

Hamilton County Parks

Time: 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Visitor Center, 8801 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

“We will have the slimy, the slithery and the cute at this must see animal program.”

Winter Celebration — Winton Woods

Hamilton County Parks

Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: $2 payable at door
Location: Winton Centre - 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231
“Join in this celebration with a story in our bear cave and wintery crafts. Capture some unique winter wildlife knowledge. Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of cold weather fun indoors and out.”

American Girl Fashion Show Auditions

McKinney Marketing

Time: 1pm – 3:30pm - sign up for a time online
Cost: Free
Location: Performance Toyota 5675 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH, 45014

Does your daughter love American Girl? Here’s her chance to be in the American Girl Fashion Show which will take place in April.

fantastic_fairytales_1350740791Fantastic Fairytales – Madcap Puppets 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Time: 1pm-2pm or 3pm-4pm
Cost: $8 (plus $4 parking) purchase tickets online
Location: Fath Auditorium – 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park 45202
“Meet the King’s Royal Court Jester, Flump! Flump accidentally overhears a plot by the wizard Glistor to turn the King into a mouse. As he entertains and amazes the audience with fantastic fairytales, Flump tries to discover a way to save the King. Each tale unfolds with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist to each fairytale classic. The stories included are The Wishing Tree, The Water of Life and Rapunzel.” www.madcappuppets.com

Cavalcade of Customs

KOI Autoparts – Cincinnati Convention Center

Time: 11am-7pm
Cost: $15 / $5 ages 6-12 / Free ages 5 and under (discounts available at KOI Auto Parts) Coupon for free kids entry on Sunday is here.
Location: Convention Center – 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202

“Custom cars and trucks, race cars and hot rods. Special sections include Toyarama, tribute to the Batmobile, Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop,” pinup girl contest, BMX stunt shows and more. With guest appearances by television characters, reality show personalities and celebrities.”  www.autorama.com.

 

Animal Tracking

Campbell County Environmental Education Center

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: 1261 Race Track Road, Alexandria, KY  41001

“This is for all you wild animal enthusiast! Have you ever gone on a walk through the woods and found an animal track and wondered what kind of animal was there? If so, then this is the class for you. Tracks not only tell us what animals are in the area but where they like to go and what habitat they prefer. Come for a walk around our trail as we explore for animal tracks.”

 

When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Karen writing at her personal blog at Little World After All

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