Are you tired of snow yet? Need something to do this weekend? What better way to kick off a weekend than with a delicious fish fry and then some fun Mardi Gras activities! We have a huge fish fry list, some cool family friendly Mardi Gras happenings and lots of other stuff to do. Check out our weekend post of what’s up this weekend in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati!
Top Weekend Pick
Saturday at 1:00pm | Free to attend. Wordplay welcomes Musical Guests Tatiana Berman and Zak Morgan. WordPlay welcomes Tatiana Berman, Founder and Artistic Director of the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, and Zak Morgan, award-winning children’s musician, for a lively program of humorous storytelling interwoven with classical pieces that will engage, inspire and tickle the funny bone.
It’s Fish Fry Friday! Check out our Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Fish Fry Listings post to find a fish fry near you.
Burlington Elementary PTA Spring Carnival 5946 N. Orient St. Burlington, KY 41005 Bring the whole family for some fun. There will be games, a cake walk, silent auctions and a bake sale.
Story Time with Miss Sarah 9:30-10 am Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore ~Free~ The tradition of stories and songs continues at blue manatee with Miss Sarah and her guitar.
The McGing Irish Dancers 10:00am Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at the Hyde Park Branch. Watch these winning graceful and powerful Irish dance students. The McGing Irish dancers have been champions in local, regional, national and world competitions! No registration required. 10:00am at the Hyde Park Branch, also at the Pleasant Ridge Branch at 11:30am, and the Oakley Branch at 1:00pm.
A Silent Film Experience: at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library. 3:00pm-4:00pm. Ages 6-11. An opportunity for kids to experience some of the earliest motion pictures. Come and share in the early cinematic storytelling experience!Refreshments provided.
CLC’s Comic Con Kickoff 2:00 pm Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library, Children’s Learning Center, 800 Vine Street Free Join local book illustrator, Tara Calahan King, as you explore the possibilities of your Superhero alter ego. View original Superhero artwork from one of Tara’s books and learn how to create and illustrate your own character through sketching and using your imagination.
The Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club will hold their semi-annual children’s clothing, toy, & equipment sale on Saturday, March 8th at The METS Center 3861 Olympic Blvd Erlanger, KY 41018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items for single & multiples. Open to the public – not just for twins’ families! Admission is only $1. Purchases are on a cash only basis; all sales are final. Please bring only an empty laundry basket to carry your purchases.
Krohn Zone Celebrates Citrus Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm Krohn Conservatory ~Free with admission ticket~ At the Spring Show, learn about how citrus is grown, explore the Krohn citrus collections, and see Chef Ursula create delicious recipes with the “Krohn-grown” citrus. Adults $4 • Youth (5-12) $2 • Children (4 and under) FREE For more information, call 513.421.5707
March Family Open House: Mini Sun-Catchers 10:00am-1:00pm Brazee Street School of Glass Brazee Street Studios $15/Sun Catcher ~Celebrate Spring with us~ Join us any Saturday in March to design and create a hanging Mini Sun-Catcher using a variety of Bullseye Glass materials. Open to all students ages 5+, so bring the entire family any time between 10am-1pm.
Spanish Story Time 10:30am-11:00am Blue Manatee Bookstore ~Free~ Learn Simply Spanish vocabulary through stories and song.
manaTots 9:30am Blue Manatee Bookstore ~Free~ Stories, songs and fun for children up to age 4.
Musical Guests Tatiana Berman and Zak Morgan 1:00pm – 2:30 pm WordPlay Cincy 4041 Hamilton Ave. Free WordPlay is thrilled to host Tatiana Berman, Founder and Artistic Director of the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, and Zak Morgan, award-winning children’s musician, for a lively program of humorous storytelling interwoven with classical pieces that will engage, inspire and tickle the funny bone. Zak’s songs are an exuberant celebration of wordplay that spark learning through this very entertaining performance. Tatiana adds her incomparable talent to improvise and interact with the children, making for a truly memorable event.
Sensory Sunday: Stories, Songs and Fun for you and your Little One 2:00pm – 3:00pm Shalom Family Gymboree, 6209 Snider Road, Mason, OH 45040 ~Free~ These private interactive play groups take place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, featuring the popular Miss Meliss, who keeps babies and their parents engaged and entertained with her unique brand of fun. Play dates are open to families in the Jewish community with children two years and younger in which at least one parent is Jewish. The programs are free and always include a snack. Plus, two families will each win a $50 Target Gift Card at every event! Dates and times are subject to change, please check myshalomfamily.org for updates and to RSVP. Sensory Sunday is a program of Shalom Family, an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2:00pm at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Library. Families can enjoy a performance by the Erickson Academy of Irish Dance of Cincinnati. Storytime, a craft, and small snack will be included.
St. Thomas presents The Frog Princess Friday and Saturday March 7th and 8th at 7:00pm St. Thomas School at St. Thomas Activity Center $5 Adults; $3 Students/Children over 5; under 5 free St. Thomas junior high presents The Frog Princess. Don’t miss this family friendly play that is fun for all. Performances are in the Activity Center at St. Thomas Parish/School in Fort Thomas, KY (528 S Fort Thomas, 41075). Better yet, go to the Fish Fry in the cafeteria (hand battered fish, shrimp, pizza, etc.) then come up to the play!
Cincinnati Home & Garden Show March 7 (noon – 9 p.m.), March 8 (10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and March 9 (10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Hart Productions www.hartproductions.com Duke Energy Convention Center $13 adults, children 13 and under are free with a paying adult. “The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® presented by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, the area’s largest and longest-running spring showcase, returns March 1-2 and 5-9 to Duke Energy Convention Center. The show has expanded once again with more than 410 exhibitors, of which 144 also offer green products and services.
The Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠ will once again run in tandem with the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®. The Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ returns for its second year at the show, featuring dozens of companies that offer sustainable products and services. The Garden Market℠ will continue to feature a wide variety of specialty retailers and boutiques that will be displaying unique garden accessories, décor, jewelry, gifts and more.