It’s finally the weekend! Looks like we’ve got great weather this weekend so head out and find something fun to do with your family. October is in full swing now which means Fall and Halloween fun all around town!! Looking for a pumpkin patch or other Autumn fun? Check out our Fall Festivals and Farm Fun post . Or maybe you are ready for some Halloween Fun? Then you need to check out our Halloween Happenings post! And there’s still a ton of other family activities around town this weekend so read on and find that perfect family event to make your weekend great!
Story Time with Author Zoe Burke October 11, 2013 10 – 10:30am blue manatee bookstore http://www.bluemanateebooks.com/home/activatees.html blue manatee bookstore Free “Meet Zoe Burke, author of “”Charley Harper’s What’s In The Woods”” and “What’s In The Rainforest””, at this special story time on Friday, October 11th at 10am. Illustrated with details from Harper’s paintings Birducopia and Monteverde, Burke’s rhyming text takes readers on playful walks exploring the plants, animals, and insects of Harper’s artwork. Pomegranate’s series of Charley Harper Nature Discovery Books offers a unique opportunity to learn about nature and to examine how an artist interprets its beauty and wonder. Free, all ages event.
Culture Kids: Around the World ~ Cincinnati Art Museum ~ Friday (two sessions, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m) Cost: $10 per pair Art Museum Members, $20 per pair non-members; ($3/$6 for each additional person). There will be storytelling, tours, crafts, snacks and more for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Reservations required.
Zumba / Circus Sillly Willy Class FRIDAYS, September 13 – October 11th. 9am – 10 am Circus Mojo www.circusmojo.com 326 Elm Street (RT 8) Ludlow, Kentucky, 41016 $99 for 6 classes The Zumba / Circus Silly Willy classes are great for parents and caretakers and for the children! While the adults “”get their Zumba on””- the children get to participate in a Circus Silly Willy Class. Circus Silly Willy classes are for children aged 4 to 6 and incorporate the basics of Circus Mojo circus arts classes.
Purple Light Domestic Violence Awareness Month Walk October 11, 2013 | 5:30 p.m. Women Helping Women, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Police Department http://purplelightwalk.eventbrite.com National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 0 Cincinnati will host the first ever Purple Light Domestic Violence Awareness Month Walk.During the Walk, which will start and end at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, participants will carry purple glow sticks – purple is the color of domestic violence awareness.register online at http://purplelightwalk.eventbrite.com or in person on the day of the event. Registration is free for all participants and will begin with a resource fair at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., and walk starting at 7 p.m.
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati presents Home Depot’s Fire Rescue Kids Workshop 10am – 1pm Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Events Page: www.facebook.com/CincyFireMuseum or Website: http://www.cincyfiremuseum.com/ Included with Admission: Adults – $8; Children (7-17) – $6; Seniors – $6; Children 6 and Under – Free Celebrate Fire Safety Month by building an awesome Home Depot Fire Rescue Plane within an old Downtown Cincinnati Firehouse that offers all the surroundings of being a firefighter for a day. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin.Visit with Sparky the fire dog, operate the lights/sirens, slide down the fire pole, and much more!
Books by the Banks Oct. 12, 2013 ǀ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival www.booksbythebanks.org Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street Free Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is proud to celebrate its seventh year. The festival features book signings by bestselling authors, panel discussions and a Kids’ Corner. It all takes place for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street. For directions, parking and details, go to www.booksbythebanks.org.
Wump Mucket Puppets puppet show October 12, 2013 11:30am – Noon Wump Mucket Puppets www.WumpMucketPuppets.com Maverick’s Comics 8522 Winton Rd – Finneytown FREE Put some ZOWIE into your weekend! Join the Wump Mucket Puppets for a FREE puppet show full of songs and silliness for a Saturday morning show at Maverick’s Comics. You can even wear your cape!
Country Pumpkins “Got Milk” Day October 12, 2013 | 9am – 7pm Country Pumpkins www.countrypumpkinsky.com 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035 Free First 100 guests receive FREE chocolate milk! Free cow milking demonstrations will be given throughout the day for your family – this will be a fun and educational presentation about cows, milk, and our life on the dairy farm! Cow milking times TBA.
A Musical Zoo October 12, 2013 10am & 11:30am Linton Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions www.lintonmusic.org Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 7701 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 $5 for an individual ticket or $15 for a book of 4 tickets; Children under 2 are free! Listen! Is that a bird or a flute? Is that a swan or a cello? Is that a fish or a piano? Come hear and find out on an adventure through our musical zoo! During PB&J performances, children are invited to sit on the floor, close to the performers, allowing them to be “part of the action.” An educational coordinator hosts each concert, leading dances, beat patterns, songs, and question & answer sessions to guide and enhance the experience for children and their families. At the end of the concert, we invite you to meet the performers and get an up-close introduction to their instruments.
Park Run for PARACHUTE Oct. 12, 2013; 9am- Noon Butler County PARACHUTE CASA http://parachutecasa.org/news/park-run-for-parachute.aspx VOA Metro Park, West Chester $25 Pre Registration; $28 day of event Fun 5K Run/Walk event features chip timing, raffles, music, ample parking and food. Event benefits training volunteer advocates (Court Appointed Special Advocates) who speak up for local abused and neglected children. The Park Run for PARACHUTE is sanctioned by the USATF.
Mayes Bluegrass Festival October 12, 2013: 1pm – 10pm Bellevue Neighborhood Assoc. www.mayesfest.com Bellevue Beach Park FREE – Boat Tours are $10 The Bellevue Beach Park has been voted one of the top ten public parks in Greater Cincinnati for many years. Situated beautifully on the Banks of the majestic Ohio River with the Cincinnati Skyline as a back drop the park is truly the crown jewel of this community. This fall the first annual bluegrass and American roots festival will take place at Bellevue Beach Park. Music festivities will start at 2pm on the main stage featuring national, local and regional bands.Festivities will also include a variety of food, beverages and merchandise vendors. Queen City boat tours will be an additional element to the event offering 4 one hour tours up and down the Ohio River. Tour tickets will be sold in advance, and onsite, for $10 each. Ticket holders will hear live “river boat” music, have bar service and enjoy magnificent views of the Ohio and Kentucky shoreline.
ManaTots at blue manatee Saturdays 9:30am blue manatee children’s bookstore and decafe www.bluemanateebooks.com 3054 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 Free, children up to age 4 Stories, songs and fun
Play Art 10:00am – 11:00am Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch | 502 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 http://www.kentonlibrary.org/Free Join us for some creative playtime and with songs, stories and hands-on art. Explore with your children as we make a mess and have some fun.
Classic Monster Films 1:00pm – 4:00pm Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch | 502 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 http://www.kentonlibrary.org/ Free Join us as two celluloid classics rise from the grave just in time for Halloween. “The Wolf Man” will be shown at 1:00pm, followed by “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave” at 2:30pm.
Second Saturday Books and Brunch 11:00am Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch | 502 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 http://www.kentonlibrary.org/ Free Children ages 9-12 are invited to share what they are reading. Lite brunch is provided. Registration is required. Please call 859-962-4077
Touch A Truck 10:00am – 11:00am Kenton County Public Library Erlanger Branch 401 Kenton Lands Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018 http://www.kentonlibrary.org/ Free The name says it all! It’s a truck petting zoo, with a variety of big rigs available to enjoy. Rain or shine; come prepared for the weather.
Pinterest Party 2:00pm – 3:00pm Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch | 502 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011http://www.kentonlibrary.org/ Free We kick off the National Chemistry Week: Energy Now and Forever with hands-on science experiments. We will make sticky balloons, catapults, geysers and ice cream. Play and learn!
All Weekend Long ::
King Arthur’s Court Toys Octoyberfest Sale 10/4-10/13/2013 http://www.kingarthurstoys.com/ King Arthur’s Court Toys 20% off Lego and Playmobil through Sunday October 13th!
Jack-O-Lantern Junction Through OCTOBER 31 2013 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. EnterTRAINment Junction www.entertrainmentjunction.com 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069 Starts at $9.95 September 21-October 31, 2013. Indoor, climate controlled family Halloween celebration in a kid-friendly, themed environment; Main Street Halloween decorations; walk-through trick-or-treat maze with non-scare ghosts, skeletons, cobwebs and multiple treat stations; area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch (where kids get a free mini-pumpkin); Halloween crafts; talking pumpkin; Halloweenville miniature animated display; outdoor straw maze and Halloween themed hand-cranked train cars and electric train ride (weather permitting); all other attractions also open, including the world’s largest indoor model train display, giant kids’ play area, A-maze-N FunHouse, new, interactive Coney Island replica, American Railroading Museum, and more.
44th Ohio Sauerkraut Festival October 13 & 13, 2013 Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce www.sauerkrautfestival.com Downtown Waynesville FREE Join us for the 44th Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Northern Warren County Ohio. We have 460 craft vendors from over 25 states, including Hawaii; it’s a good way to start your holiday shopping! Don’t forget the sauerkraut served in may traditional and non-traditional ways such as cabbage rolls, sauerkraut pizza, pie, bread, brownies, reubans, German Sundaes, cabbage soup, sauerkraut balls, fudge and so much more! Take I-71 or I 75 North and get off at Rt. 73 and follow it to Waynesville. Parking- follow the shuttle signs and park at Wayne Local schools, for $5/car and shuttle and park all day for the low price.
Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum Oct 12, 2013 through January 5, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati Art Museum FREE. Parking $4 for non-members, free for members The Eight Immortals are coming to Cincinnati! From acupuncture to martial arts, from calligraphy to feng shui, all Chinese art is based on Yin and Yang cosmology and its notion of balance and counterbalance. How did this folk religion become the popular culture from China centuries ago? You will soon know the answer when you explore the intricate stories of the Immortals in our new exhibit “Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 12, 2013 through January 5, 2014. This exhibition of more than seventy-five objects from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chinese and Japanese art collection, most never on display before, will enlighten the visitor on the true principles of Daoism and its influence in eastern philosophy by featuring the Eight Immortals.