Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave.; open Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; all museum pass $12.50 adults, $11.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 3 – 12, $4.50 toddler pass, $6 parking; 513-287-7000, cincymuseum.org
Ages 6 – 12 can solve mysteries around the Cincinnati History Museum while learning about the history of Union Terminal and the era in which it was operational as a train station. “Agents” solve mysteries to move up in rank and earn prizes. To join, see the Chief Inspector in the agency office. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Wed and Sat, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. Sun; there is an initial fee of $5 to join (museum admission not included).
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., open Tue – Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free admission, $4 parking; 513-721-ARTS (2787), cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Stop by the CAM between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for hands-on activities and art-making inspired by current exhibitions.
FREE FAMILY ARTVENTURES
These weekend tours led by CAM docents feature touchable objects and hands-on ARTSTOPS. Meet at 1 p.m. on Saturdays; 3 p.m. on Sundays.
MORE EVENTS GOING ON AROUND TOWN
FREE AUTISM & SPD SUPPORT GATHERING
It can be confusing to receive an autism or SPD diagnosis. Meet other families and share your stories and resources with them in this monthly support gathering. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. fourth Saturday of each month; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
FREE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Mothers who plan to breastfeed or are already breastfeeding are invited to attend this support group to meet other moms and have their questions answered. Eastgate Community Church Office Building, 3235 Omni Dr.; 9:30 a.m. on the third Mon of each month; 513-232-5853.
FREE CHILD AFRICAN DANCE
Ages 6 – 12 can learn about the beauty and strength behind African dance. Bi-Okoto Cultural Centre, 7030 Reading Road, Ste. 662; 11:15 a.m. Sat; 513-696-2112 or bi-okoto.com.
FREE CHILD AFRICAN DRUM
Ages 6 – 12 are invited to build confidence, listening skills and discipline through African drumming. Bi-Okoto Cultural Centre, 7030 Reading Road, Ste. 662; 10 a.m. Sat; 513-696-2112 or bi-okoto.com.
FREE CINCINNATI AUTISM & SPD SUPPORT
Meet other parents for support and resources in this monthly support group meeting that invites families and their children. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. fourth Sat of each month; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
Moms in Greater Cincinnati are invited to join this networking group and participate in monthly gatherings like the New Member Meet and Greet. RSVP to cincinnatimommies.com for meeting locations and times.
Kids can enjoy a free craft or activity along with a free kids’ meal, with the purchase of an adult combo meal. Visit the web site for weekly themes. Chick-fil-A, 4980 Houston Road, Florence; 5 – 8 p.m. Tue; cfarestaurant.com/houstonroad/events.
FREE FIRST BALLET CLASS
Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy invites ages 2 – 7 and ages 12 and older to try their first class for free! 1555 Central Pkwy., downtown, or 11444 Deerfield Road, Blue Ash; RSVP to 513-562-1111 or cballet.org/academy.
GIRL SCOUTS MAKES A DIFFERENCE
At Girl Scout summer camp your daughter will have fun, make friends and build new skills. There’s still time to sign up. For more information call 513-489-1025 or 800-537-6241, or go to www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org.
FREE JOSEPH BETH STORYTIMES
Bring your little ones to hear favorite stories and listen to new tales each week. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. Mon, Wed and Fri; 513-396-8960 or josephbeth.com. Also at 10:30 a.m. on Tue, Thu and Sat at Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills; 859-912-7860.
FREE KIDS STORY TIME
Ages 2 – 9 are invited to a story all about living healthy in the Whole Foods Café. Whole Foods Market Mason, 5805 Deerfield Blvd., Mason; 4 p.m. on Wed; 513-398-9358 or wholefoodsmarket.com.
FREE KINDER GARDEN OPEN HOUSE
Meet the faculty and staff and learn about curriculum and enrichment programs during an open house. Kinder Garden Schools, 10969 Reed Hartman Hwy., Blue Ash, and 5900 West Chester Road, Ste. C, West Chester; 4 – 6 p.m. Thu; 513-791-4300 (Blue Ash) or 513-874-3100 (West Chester) or kindergardenschool.com.
FREE MANATOTS STORY TIME
Bring your manaTot in for stories, songs and fun each Saturday morning. Free for ages up to 4! Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 9:30 a.m. Tue or Sat; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com
FREE MOM TO MOM
New moms are invited to meet other moms and get support and insight into the world of parenting. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 10:30 a.m. Thu for birth – 15 months, 10:30 a.m. Mon for 16 months and older; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
MOMS CLUB OF HAMILTON/FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP
This MOMS Club invites you to attend their monthly meetings, held on the third Thursday of each month. Contact the email address for location. 10 a.m., third Thu of each month; firstname.lastname@example.org or https://sites.google.com/site/hftmomsclub/.
MONDAY MORNING CARE PROGRAM
New and established patients who arrive between 8 and 9 a.m. will be seen for a wellness or problem visit with the nurse practitioner, no appointment necessary. Please bring your insurance card and co-pay (20% discount for self-pay patients). Seven Hills Women’s Health Center, 9312 Winton Road; 8 – 9 a.m. Mon; 513-922-0009 or womenshealthcenters.com.
FREE NATURAL PARENTING
Infants are born with the need to be nurtured and to remain physically close to their primary caregiver. Learn more about attachment parenting and how it can benefit you and your baby. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 4 – 6 p.m. second Saturday of each month; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR QUIET STUDY
Enjoy afternoon hours of quiet study, readings, meetings, playing chess and more. Free WiFi available. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave.; 1 – 4 p.m. Sun; 513-473-5745.
Catch the Penguin Parade with the African Penguins riding on their custom float. Your child could be chosen as the Grand Marshall to lead the parade, then meet JP, Rocky and the Animal Experience Specialists for dancing, information and more. Newport Aquarium, One Aquarium Way, Newport; 10 a.m. daily; admission to the Aquarium is $23 adults, $15 ages 2 – 12, free ages younger than 2; newportaquarium.com.
FREE PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Join friends for a different theme each week in this story time for preschoolers. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m. on Wed; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.
Parents who are going it alone are invited to meet with and gain support from other single parents. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 6 – 8 p.m. first Tue and third Thu of each month; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
FREE SPANISH PLAYGROUP
Children being raised in a bilingual or Spanish-speaking home are invited to this playgroup to make new friends, while parents can talk about their experiences raising bilingual children. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11 a.m. first Wednesday of each month; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
Mothers are forever changed by their birthing and mothering experiences. Connect with others during the opportunity to express yourself through group discussion and yoga activities. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month; $5; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
FREE STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS
Bring your little ones for classic stories like Guess How Much I Love You, Good Night Moon, Stella Luna, and other stories about Jesus and his life. Innervisions Religious Books and Gifts, 8556 Beechmont Ave.; 10:30 a.m. Fri; 513-474-5972 or innervisionsbooks.com.
FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS ALICIA
Join Miss Alicia for stories and fun. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 9:30 a.m. Thu; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.
FREE STORY TIME WITH MISS SARAH
Enjoy stories and songs with Miss Sarah and her guitar. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 9:30 a.m. Fri; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.
Visit the Parent Teacher Store for free crafts for kids and 60% off of clearance merchandise. Parent Teacher Store, 6914 Burlington Pike, Florence; first Sat of each month; 859-283-0151 or parentteacherstoreusa.com.
VIETNAM: OUR STORY
This exhibit reflects upon the experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War. Featuring oral history interviews, and free admission for all veterans and current military personnel. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tue – Sat, 1 – 5 p.m. Sun; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3 – 17; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.
FREE WEEKEND WORKOUTS IN THE PARK
Get outside and get in shape with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. The Y offers free Saturday morning workouts downtown for all ages! Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.; 9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25; myy.org or 513-241-5348.
FREE WHALE OF A TALE
Join a multi-sensory story time with weekly themes, songs, crafts and fun. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; call or visit site for schedule; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.
YOGA FOR KIDS
Bring the little ones for one of two classes that will explore simple poses, flowing sequences, and more. Yoga For Kids meets on Saturdays at 3 p.m., and Little Yogis meets on Saturdays at 2:25 p.m. Drishtiq Yoga, 6209 Snider Road; $5; 513-204-0270 or drishtiqyoga.com.