There’s just a little bit of everything going on this weekend around town! Check out this list of fun (and sometimes even FREE) events going on in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky!
What will your family be up to this weekend?
Blue Manatee :: Nature Story Time with Imago – head to the Blue Manatee for nature stories, songs and other fun activities on Friday at 10:30. Children ages 2 and up, FREE!
Florence Branch ~ Stuffed Animal Storytime on Friday at 4:30pm. A description of the event: What would your stuffed animal friend do if they spent the night at the library? Have a special storytime with your furry friends, then say goodbye for the night. Come in the next day to pick them up and see pictures of what they did all night! Be sure to register for this fun event!
Walton Branch ~ Checkmate! on Friday from 3-5pm for grades K-12. Join other chess players for a game of chess. Snacks are served and parents are welcome.
Main Library ~ Final Friday Fandom: Bronies & Pegasisters – friendship is magic! Register ahead of time for the event that happens on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Kenton County Public Library :: Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game tournament at the Erlanger Branch of the Library on Friday from 4-7pm for grades 6-12. Reserve your spot now!
ManaTots – Stories, songs and fun at 9:30am. For children up to age four (FREE!)
French Story Time– Learn simple French vocabulary through stories and song. 10:30 – 11am on Saturday. No cost, perfect for all ages.
Boone County Public Library :: PAWS to Read at the Main Library on Saturday you can come in and read to one of the therapy dogs. Call the Library to schedule your 15 minute time 859-342-BOOK (2665).
February Family Open House ~ Valentines 10am – 1pm bring the family in and create beautiful glass valentines!
Kids + Me: Picture Frame ~ Saturday at 1:30 create a wonderful glass picture frame to display your favorite family portrait.
Contact Brazee Street Studios for more details, cost and information.
Kenton County Public Library :: Open Crafting for grades 6 and up on Saturday from 10am until 4pm at the William Durr Branch. Bring your projects to the library to work on…you can pack a lunch, stay as long as you want, meet new people and get some serious work done on projects you’ve been putting aside.
Miami Whitewater Forest :: Searchin’ for Salamanders. Join fellow adventurists on Saturday at 1pm to search for Salamanders in their natural habitat. FREE
Joel Sings! Join Joel the Singing Librarian Saturday at 1pm at the Cincinnati Museum Center to Celebrate Read Across America week. Here’s a post about Joel the Singing Librarian, and if you hurry you can enter a contest to win two of his CD’s! Don’t delay, contest ends at 2pm on Friday February 22nd!
UnMuseum at the Contemporary Art Center :: Family Saturday~ Creating the City from Debris. Saturday from 1-4pm. The event details, as found on their website: Join local artist and educator Samantha Messer to learn how you can take everyday objects and recycled materials to find new uses for them. We will draw inspiration from two of the CAC’s newest exhibitions and create cityscapes from trash. Free for members, non-members can join for the price of CAC admission.
Whole Foods Market (Rookwood) :: Kids can cook too! Bring your kids in to explore cooking, learn about nutrition and prepare their own Cabbage Crunch Salad. Saturday at 10am. Registration is required: please register by calling 513.981.0794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frisch Marionettes presents Rumpelstiltzkin :: On Sunday at 3pm at the Kings High School Auditorium
(5500 Columbia Road, Kings Mills, OH 45034). Enjoy the show and have your face painted by Skidaddles Anytime Kid Care! A little description of the show : Adapted from the Brothers Grimm, this story teaches the importance of making promises that one can keep and the perils of exaggerating the truth! Michelle H. wrote a post about the Frisch Marionettes, it’s a must read!
Montessori Center Room :: Open House on Sunday 12-2pm. MCR is a pre-primary program for ages 3-6 that offers full day Kindergarten. Enrichment is available from 7:30am-5:30pm. Since its inception in 1966, MCR has enriched the lives of more than a thousand children. The children-centered program includes committed and involved parents, a professional and Montessori trained staff, and a warm and inviting environment. MRC is located at 2505 Riverside Drive (formerly Eastern Avenue). Please call 513-321-3282 with any questions. www.montessoricenterroom.com
Prince of Peace Montessori :: Part of the Diocese of Covington, Prince of Peace Montessori in Covington offers Montessori education for children in pre-school through 8th grade. They are hosting an Open House on Sunday from 1-3pm. More info at www.popcov.com
All Weekend Long ~
Cincinnati Art Museum :: Check out the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Events Calendar for fun stuff to do all weekend long, including tours and art for the wee ones to do on their own!
Cincinnati Museum Center :: Oh Pioneer! 18th Century Living History Weekend ~ On Saturday and Sunday you can get a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th Century. There are too many activities going on this weekend to list here, so be sure to check out the Cincinnati Museum Center website for all the details! There will be crafts, song, period dress, firearm demonstrations and much much more!