Family Friendly Things to Do in Cincinnati & NKY {Feb 14-17}

WUTW Feb 14

Ready for the weekend?  There are lots of great Valentine weekend activities in the Northern KY/Cincinnati area!  Check out the scoop here:

Friday

Happy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting February 14, 2014  4 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County   Free Celebrate Valentine’s Day! A blind taste test of several different chocolates, door prize for adults and Valentine card craft for kids. No registration required. St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Ave., 513-369-4462.

Erlanger BraKenton County Library Logonch Kenton County Library :: The Library is a LOVE-ly place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy activities and crafts with Goldie the Clown and her friends. Co-sponsored by the City of Erlanger Parks and Rec. We Love Books! Ages: 3 – 7 Friday, February 14, 4:00 pm Read fun stories, play a game and make a book craft. Please register.

Wyoming Arts Center: American Girls Celebrate Valentines Day! Friday, February 14, 5 pm – 8 pm We’ll have crafts galore all for your American Girls! So you bring your girl and let your folks enjoy a Valentine’s night out.  A pizza dinner and tasty treats included. $40/youth. Ages 7+

Cincinnati Art Museum:: Culture Kids: Be Mine, Valentine   February 14, 2014 – Sessions at 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m. Here’s something wonderful for you and your preschooler to enjoy together. Storytelling, snacks, tours, and hands-on art activities help you and your child learn all about art while you spend special moments together. This program is exclusively for preschoolers ages 2–5; children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per pair Art Museum Members, $20 per pair non-members; ($3/$6 for each additional person) Series pricing available. Reservations required.

 

Saturday

We’ve Got the Beat! February 15, 2014  10am & 11:30am Linton Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions  Wyoming CLinton Logoenter for the Arts 322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215  $5 for an individual ticket or $15 for a book of 4 tickets; Children under 2 are free! Come clap your hands, stomp your feet and learn about rhythm while you feel the beat! The trumpet, piano and drums will provide a variety of musical treats! 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.

Teen Chocolate Tasting February 15, 2014  3 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Monfort Heights Branch, 3825 West Fork Road Free Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate… Do we need to say more? Come hang out with other teens and taste some fine chocolate! Registration required. Monfort Heights Branch, 3825 West Fork Road, 513-369-4472.

Open House- Valentines Feb, 15 10am-1pm Brazee Street School of Glass Brazee Street Studios $15/valentine.  Bring your mother, child or loved one to create an original fused glass valentine coaster and create glass art together! Join us between 10am-1pm for an Open House style valentine workshop. We will have custom valentine pattern sheets and glass accessories for your 4×4” fused glass valentineoakley-daddy-daughter-dance! No experience necessary. Ages 5+.

The Giving Tree Story Time Feb 15/ 11am-12pm Blue Manatee Bookstore  Free Celebrate Valentine’s Day and 50 years of “The Giving Tree” with a story time and special activity!

Daddy/ Daughter Dance Febrary 15th 6-8 PM  Kids First  Sports Center $16 a couple, $6 each additional daughter Royals Theme: “Princesses and their Prince” Photo Op, Dancing, Make your own Sundae Bar Drinks Grandpas, uncles and caregivers welcome! To sign-up please call our Hospitality Desk at 513-489-7575. Read more about it in our FFC Date Night Post.

 

 

Sunday

Come see former Ohio State National Championship Winner – Maurice Clarett February 16, 2014 8:45 am, 10:00 am. 11:45 am Mosaic Cincinnati www.mosaiccincinnati.com 6541 Arborcrest Road, Loveland, OH FREE.  We invite your family to join us on Sunday, February 16th to hear the life, words, and story of National Championship Winner of THE Ohio State University football player, Maurice Clarett. His story is compelling, inspiring, and powerful. He will be sharing at 8:45, 10:00, and 11:15 in the morning. Each service will last approximately 75 minutes. Childcare provided for children ages 6 weeks – 5th grade if you’d like. Come join us for this highly anticipated event! OH-IO! More info go to www.mosaiccincinnati.com or email Tiffany at tiffany@mosaiccincinnati.com!

Kenton County Library Erlanger Branch:  Puppy Tales  Grades: 1 – 6  Parent Required  Sunday, February 16, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm  Join us for Puppy Tales and you can read to a dog at the library! Studies have shown that reading to dogs improves children’s reading skills. Each child will receive a certificate with a photo of themselves with the dog they read to.

 

 

Monday :: President’s Day!

Leking-arthurs-court-toys-logogo Master Builder Event Feb 17th, 11am-Noon.  Brian the Lego Expert  at King Arthur’s Court Toys $29.99 Workshop Price Includes: *The Lego Master Builder Academy Space Designer set (a $29.99 value), which inlcudes an 84-page Designer Handbook, 178 Lego pieces, 3-in-1 building, 48 expert building tips, and a brick storage box with sorting tray! *Social Building experience- CREATIVE BUILDING! *Free Lego MBA sticker & a bonus building instruction *One Hour Instruction from King Arthur’s Lego Expert Brian Daly Limited Space Available, Join Our Facebook Event to Register!”

Presidents Day Party February 17, 2014  1 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Cheviot Branch, 3711 Robb Avenue Free Teens can celebrate Presidents Day (and a day off from school) with President-themed activities and snacks. Registration required. Call 513-369-6015.

School’s Out Movie Matinee February 17, 2014  1 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Monfort Heights Branch, 3825 West Fork Road Free It’s Presidents Day and school’s out! Come to the Monfort Heights Branch for some snacks and a movie. We’ll make our own snacks, too. Call for the title of the film being shown. Registration required. Call 513-369-4472.

Red, White and Blue Ash February 17, 2014  1:30 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Blulibrary books imagee Ash Branch, 4911 Cooper Road Free Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big-screen. Popcorn and drinks, too! Call for the title of the film being shown. No registration required. Call 513-369-6051. lisa.mauch@cincinnatilibrary.org

School’s Out With Cool Critters February 17, 2014  2 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Harrison Branch, 10398 New Haven Road Free Join Cool Critters Outreach and learn about reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates! No registration required. Call  513-369-4442.

Teen Minecraft Club February 17, 2014  3 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Loveland Branch, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road Free Play Minecraft with teen gamers on your day off from school! Registration required. Call 513-369-4476.

The Teen Writing Club February 17, 2014  3:30 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Wyoming Branch, 500 Springfield Pike Free This weekly teen writing club will work on personal writing projects and explore various writing genres. Creative exercises, writing prompts,and word games will also be included. For those who wish, the Teen Writing Club offers a platform for you to share work. Participants will be encouraged to submit final drafts to be published in appropriate teen literary journals. (Light snacks provided.) Registration required. Call  513-369-6014.

Make It Take It Craft February 17, 2014  4 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Pleasant Ridge Branch, 6233 Montgomery Road Free Get creative! Make a craft and take it home with you. Snacks provided. For teens. No registration required. Call 513-369-4488.

Monday Afternoon Movie February 17, 2014  4 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Forest Park Branch, 655 Waycross Road Free Come watch a movie and enjoy some snacks at the Forest Park Branch Library. Call for the title of the film being shown. No registration required. Call 513-369-4478.

The Underground Railroad: Its History, Its People, Its Glory February 17, 2014  2 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Deer Park Branch, 3970 E. Galbraith Road Free

Look at the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad. Using a time line, pictures, slave shackles, photographs, navigational tools and true stories of actual historical figures, children recreate elements of this incredible journey. Presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center. No registration required. Call 513-369-4450.

Mechanical Mysteries February 17, 2014  2 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County  Westwood Branch, 500 Springfield Pike Free Program is for ages 8-12. Take apart items to see how they work! Registration required. Call 513-369-6014.

 

All Weekend

Winter Faquarium collageamily Days at the Newport Aquarium ~ January 7 – February 28 ~ Kids 12 and under get in FREE (two children get in free with each paying adult).  Tickets can be purchased at the Aquarium, online or by phone.  Head to Newport Aquarium to see Snowball & Snowflake, the two new white alligators.   The Aquarium will open one hour earlier (9 am) on Saturdays & Holiday Weekends through the end of February.  Visit the Newport Aquarium Website for all of the details.

Healthy Home Workshops February 15 & 16, 2014 | Noon – 4:30pm Bluegrass for Babies, Inc.  Cincinnati Museum Center | 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 Free, Some workshops require a small fee of $5-$10. Bluegrass for Babies is hosting five interactive workshops to help parents create an environment to raise healthy children, right from the start.  Topics include: Making Soap and Salve the Old-Fashioned Way, Growing Healthy Children, Exploring Non Toxic Cleaning Practices for the Home, Rain Barrel Workshop, and Know & Grow Your Own Baby Food. Advance registration is encouraged due to limited space. Some workshops require a small fee $5-$10 to cover the cost of materials.

My Furry Valentine Super Adoption Event Saturday February 15, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday February 16, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm My Furry Valentine  8494 Firebird Dr, West Chester, OH 45014 Free If you’re looking for a new pet there will be 100’s of dogs, cats, and pocket pets available for adoption. Adopters get their picture taken with their new family on the red carpet and they’ll receive a goodie bag filled with items for their new pet! Lots of kids activities, animal rescues and other pet related organizations.

Opening February 14th at the Cincinnati Museum Center:: Diana, A Celebration.  We had the chance to preview this event and it is FANTASTIC!  For any Diana fans and lovers of royalty, it is a must see!  More than 15 years after her death, Princess Diana’s memory still stirs interest and emotion. The award-winning exhibition Diana, A Celebration, which chronicles the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display at Cincinnati Museum Center from Feb. 14 through Aug. 17, 2014. This is the final showing for the renowned exhibition, which has been touring the world since 2003, before the items return to her sons in England to be preserved for future generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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