It’s a big weekend! Valentine’s Day, President’s Day (which means a long weekend for some), and there’s much to do around town! There are Valentine’s events, family friendly shows, riverboat cruises, winter deals, and much more. Hopefully our weekend post will help you plan some exciting things to do with your family!
Family Friendly Things to Do on Valentine’s Weekend in Cincy & NKY::
Family Friendly valentine’s Day Lunch:: Izzy’s, home of the “World’s Greatest Reuben,” invites customers to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them. The restaurant will offer all couples who dine in with them for lunch on Valentine’s Day, free dessert. http://izzys.com
Family Friendly Valentine’s Dinner :: Looking for a special dinner this weekend that’s family friendly? Pi Pizzeria downtown is giving out FREE Cheesecake! Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15, buy a large thin crust, heart-shaped pizza and receive at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, Pi’s No-Bake Cheesecake (Dine in AND carry out; ALL Pi locations). Read more about our visit to Pi in this post: Pi Pizzeria
ManaTots Story Time Fridays (with Miss Sarah and her guitar), February 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10-10:30am blue manatee bookstore bluemanateebooks.com blue manatee children’s bookstore Free – The blue manatee tradition of great books, easy laughs, and sweet songs
High – Low. Fast– Slow. Listen Closely Here We Go! February 14, 2015 (10am & 11:30am) Linton Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions www.lintonmusic.org Lakeside Presbyterian Church 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017 $5 for an individual ticket or $15 for a book of 4 tickets; Children under 2 are free! Opposites attract when it comes to making music! We’ll have lots of fun listening to the flute, string bass, piano, and drums show us how it’s done with musical opposites. 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 40-minute 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.
Spanish Story Time Saturday, February 14, 10:30-11am blue manatee bookstore bluemanateebooks.com blue manatee children’s bookstore Free Hola! Learn simple Spanish vocabulary through stories and song
ManaTots Story Time Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10-10:30am blue manatee bookstore bluemanateebooks.com blue manatee children’s bookstore Free – The blue manatee tradition of great books, easy laughs, and sweet songs
Valentine’s Day Parent’s Night Out February 14, 2015 | 6:00pm-10:00pm Perfection Gymnastics School www.perfectiongymnastics.com 5637 Union Centre Drive, West Chester OH 45069 $25- first Child, $15- Additional Children Bring the kids for a night of gymnastics fun while you enjoy your Valentine’s Day! Kids will participate in open gym, pizza dinner, games, inflatable fun, and a movie during this 4 hour event. All events lead by certified gymnastics instructors. Come join us!
Valentine’s Day ManaTots February 14, 2015 – 10am blue manatee bookstore bluemanateebooks.com blue manatee children’s bookstore Free To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Manatots will be themed with all the hearts and smiles little lovebugs could want in a story time!
Appalachian Culture Fest at Union Terminal ~ Saturday, February 14th 2015 More details: http://www.cincymuseum.org/events/passport
A Heart-y, Art-y, Valentine Party February 14th 3:00-4:00pm Corryville Branch Library Free Join us for an hour of games, decorative face painting, making your own Valentine card and yummy, sweet candy!
A Princess Valentine’s Party Feb. 14, 2015 10 a.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Sharonville Branch Free Come and celebrate in royal style just like your favorite princesses. Enjoy crafts, games, treats and glitter! No registration required. For families with children ages 3-6.
Love Monsters! Feb. 14, 2015 11 a.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Greenhills Branch Free Make your own Love Monster in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Ages 4-8. No registration required.
Blind Date with a Book! Feb. 14, 2015 1 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Monfort Heights Branch Free Teens, do you judge a book by its cover? Spice things up this Valentine’s Day and check out a book in disguise. You just might find your perfect match! Registration is required. Call 513-369-4472.
Valentine’s Day Craft Feb. 14, 2015 1 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Loveland Branch Free Children and families are invited to make a Valentine’s Day craft. No registration required.
Crafting Craze Feb. 14, 2015 2 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Greenhills Branch Free Teens and adults can create a Valentine’s Day-inspired painting. No registration required.
Valentine’s Day Party! Feb. 14, 2015 3 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Miami Township Branch Free Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Library! No registration required.
A Heart-Y, Art-Y, Valentine Party Feb. 14, 2015 3 p.m. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ Corryville Branch Free Children are invited to join Nikki Walters for games, decorative face painting, make-and-take Valentine cards and yummy treats! No registration required.
BB Riverboats Kids Cruise ~ Princess, Pirate and Super Hero Valentine’s Day Ball Cruise February 15, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm: You have experienced some or all of our very popular kids themed cruises. Now, experience them all together! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite BB Riverboats Princesses, Pirates, and Super Heroes. There will be a very special Valentine’s Day meal on board as well as plenty of activities for the kids. To top it all off, a Dance Party hosted by our DJ! This will be a cruise you do not want to miss! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the BB Riverboats website for more details and ticket information.
Duke Energy Children’s Museum Crystal Clear Science Presents: I Heart Science Learn about your body’s most amazing muscle in this hands-on program. Admission: Free to Members or with Museum Admission : Grades 1-6 1:00 pm
Monday (President’s Day) ::
President’s Day Story Time and creative writing February 16, 2015, 3-4pm blue manatee bookstore bluemanateebooks.com blue manatee children’s bookstore Free “Join us for a presidential story time and creative writing event on President’s Day. We will be reading books written about our presidents like President Taft is Stuck in the Bath and Of Thee I Sing. After our story time, a short creative writing activity will follow where tomorrow’s leaders can write about their American heroes and what they would do if they were president. Don’t miss this fun event celebrating America’s past, present, and future leaders! AGES: Ages 6 and up
All Weekend Long ::
ALICE (in wonderland) February 13-15, 2015 Cincinnati Ballet http://www.cballet.org/1415/alice Aronoff Center for the Arts Tickets start at $32 We cordially invite you and your guests to tea with Alice in wonderland! Please RSVP to Cincinnati Ballet promptly. We look forward to following you down the rabbit hole!
My Furry Valentine www.myfurryvalentine.com Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd Cincinnati 45246 Free Mark your calendars and bring the family to the 3rd annual My Furry Valentine event! Being held this year at the Sharonville Convention Center, this mega pet adoption event will feature hundreds of companion animals that are looking for special love in their fur-ever home. The day includes raffles, children’s activities, and more! Stop by between 10 am and 5 pm on Saturday February 14th and Sunday February 15th to meet the next new love of your life!
Cinderella the Musical February 13 at 7:00pm & February 14 at 2:30pm $10/adults, $2/kids Clifton Performance Theatre’s full-child cast production has young actors playing all the roles of this fairy tale classic. Explore the meaning of friendship, love, and humor in this not-so-girly adaption of Cinderella! For more information, call Clifton Performance Theatre at (513) 861-7469.
School House Rock presented by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre with special guests the Rusty Griswalds. February 13, 14, 15 & 21st. Relive your childhood memories and introduce a classic to your children!
Sweetheart Paperweight February 13 and 14th: 30 min slots between 10 am – 8 pm Neusole Glassworks http://neusoleglassworks.com 11925 Kempersprings Dr, Forest Park, OH 45240 $35 each Bring your loved ones to Neusole for Valentine’s Day to make a gorgeous work of art that makes a better gift than candy or roses; a glass paperweight, shaped like a heart. Reservations required by phone or email ([email protected]) Schedule a week or more in advance. Ages: 5 and over
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.
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.