The weekend is upon us, and even though there’s snow in the forecast that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and have some fun around town! There’s quite a bit of fun to choose from here on the weekend post, and also check out our post about Cheap (or FREE) Winter Fun for the Family. There are some great deals to be had this time of year, which is great since our wallets are hurting after the holidays. We hope these posts help you plan some fun activities for your family. Have a great weekend!
Weekend Family Fun ::
Story Time at blue manatee with John Morris Russell January 30 4pm – John Morris Russell will head to blue manatee for a special animal story time in honor of the new CD from the Pops, Carnival of the Animals. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animals to join in the fun.
WINTER MAIL TIME! January 30 All Day Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County www.CincinnatiLibrary.org Delhi Township Branch Free Write to your favorite winter characters and receive letters back!
Teen Photography Contest Gallery Show January 30, 6-8 pm Kenton County Public Library – Durr www.kentonlibrary.org Durr Library- 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence Free Check out the great photography by area teens on exhibit in our meeting room.
Alien Attack Saturday, January 31, 2 pm Kenton County Public Library – Covington www.kentonlibrary.org Covington Library – 502 Scott Blvd Free Teens are invited to celebrate the movie and book “The Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey with trivia, alien facts and slime. Raffle winner will receive the books and a movie ticket.
Sensory Open Play January 31, 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Kenton County Public Library – Durr www.kentonlibrary.org Durr Library- 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence free Expand the mind, gross and fine motor skills and engage the senses in this learn through play program geared for young learners and those with autism or other sensory challenges.
DANCE IT OUT! January 31, 2015 11am Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County www.CincinnatiLibrary.org Pleasant Ridge Branch Free Boys and girls ages 3-8 will hear a children’s story, then learn how to dance it out with BANG! (Blossoming Artists Networked for Good!) Registration is required.
PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME – UNDER THE OCEAN January 31, 2015 1pm Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County www.CincinnatiLibrary.org Mariemont Branch Free Parents and children enjoy an hour of ocean-themed games, crafts, and stories. This self-paced, informal play time is followed by our family friendly music fest. No registration is required.
MUSIC FEST January 31, 2015 2pm Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County www.CincinnatiLibrary.org Mariemont Branch Free Enjoy our winter music series on the last Saturday of the month. January features the bass duo of P.J. Cinque and Anthony Rideout. No registration is required.
BRUSH BOT CHALLENGE January 31 2015 2pm Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County www.CincinnatiLibrary.org Loveland Branch Free Make your very own robot using basic electronics. You’ll transform a toothbrush into a BrushBot, with a chance to race opponents! For ages 12- 17.
Edible Tu B’Shvat Party February 1, 2015 / 2:00pm-4:00pm Chabad Jewish Center Chabadba.com 3977 Hunt Road $10 in advance, $15 at the door Chabad Jewish Center presents A Sensory Holiday Experience! Celebrate the trees and discover how delicious their bounty can be! Make edible fruit trees, mix stretchy dough and build a 3D tree, and explore our sticky tree!
All Weekend Long ::
Perfect North Slopes ~ Do you love this winter weather? Take the family to Perfect North for skiing, snow-boarding or tubing. Read this post about Perfect North by FFC’s Phyllis M. to see why we love to take our families there.
Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo ~ From now until the end of February you can visit the Cincinnati Zoo and pay half price for admission! What a deal! Bundle up and go see what the animals are up to during the winter months.
Visit the UnMusuem for FREE ~ The CAC is offering FREE admission through March 12th because of their lobby renovation, so take advantage of this deal and take the family to explore the Contemporary Arts Center and have some hands-on fun at the UnMuseum. It’s one of our favorite places to explore with the kids downtown! Visit the Contemporary Arts Center website for more details.
Winter Family Days at the Newport Aquarium ~ from Jan. 7 through March 1 ~ 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. The Aquarium will open one hour earlier (9 am) on Saturdays & Holiday Weekends through March 1st. Visit theNewport Aquarium Website for all of the details.
Go Ice Skating at Fountain Square at the US Bank Ice Rink – cheap family fun! Check out the Fountain Square website for all of the details.
2015 Krohn Spring Show “Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature” Saturday, January 17 – March 22, 2015/10 am – 5 pm CLOSED MONDAYS Krohn Conservatory www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn Adults $4, Children 5-12 $2, 4 and under FREE The 2015 Krohn Conservatory Spring Show, Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature, presented by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control, will open on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and will harmonize design principles as influenced by nature. Bright spring flowers, fragrant bulbs, and weeping trees will surround water features made of wood branches, platforms and geometric shapes. This novel architectural display celebrates spring and the limitless possibilities of the imagination. The designers of the Spring Show, Krohn florists Bethany Butler and Allison Maume, draw their design inspiration from key aspects of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Show closes March 22, 2015.