Cincinnati

Upcycle a Toy

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Upcycle a toy! The holidays are a great time to sort through your children’s toys and make room for any new ones they receive as gifts.  Happen’s Toy Lab (4203 Hamilton Ave.) is looking for old toys to make new again — bring your old plastic and rubber toys, including ones that are broken, for… Read more »

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Learn a Lesson from a Zoo’s View

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Local children’s author Artie Knapp just released his latest offering, View From a Zoo (MightyBook Inc., $9.95). The book features Thea, a housecat who seems to have it all, but longs for adventure and excitement. One day she slips through an open door and begins to explore the city. Her adventures lead her to the… Read more »

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Beech Acres Opens New Centers

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Beech Acres Parenting Center will open two new locations this fall that will offer family services tailored to the needs and requests of each community. The Warren County center (767 Columbus Ave., Lebanon; pictured above) will focus on mental health and prevention services, including individual parent coaching for tough topics like behavioral issues, bullying, or… Read more »

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If the (Sports) Shoe Fits

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There’s nothing better than slipping your feet into a comfy pair of shoes, or lacing up your sneakers in anticipation of a good game.  But shoes that don’t fit your young athlete’s foot properly can lead to big problems.  Aside from annoying (and painful) blisters, kids with ill-fitting shoes may start to favor one foot… Read more »

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Bluegrass for Babies

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Love bluegrass music? You’ll love Bluegrass for Babies, a benefit concert to raise funds for the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Sawyer Point from 3 – 9 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy popular bands like Wild Carrot, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and The 23rd String Band,… Read more »

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What’s Happenin’ in the Arts

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Fans of every art form imaginable have plenty to look forward to in the coming months — there’s something for every budding musician, dancer, actor and artist! Here’s the scoop on your favorite art spot! ALL-NEW KIDS CLUB  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents a brand-new club just for kids this season! A $25 membership… Read more »

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Buy a Duck, Feed a Flock

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The annual Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Dawn and benefitting the Freestore Foodbank, takes place Sunday, Sept. 1 during the P&G Riverfest. About 200,000 rubber ducks will fall from the Purple People Bridge to race along the Ohio River — the winning duck’s owner will receive a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX and possibly $1… Read more »

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Camp Under the Stars

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For the first time, the Cincinnati Observatory invites families to bring their tents and sleeping bags for an overnight campout on the Observatory’s lawn Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. to Sunday, July 28, 9 a.m.! Set up your tent, then take a tour of the Observatory, view the planet Venus, and enjoy some stories… Read more »

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Say “Ahh!” to Cool Air

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Summer is mostly full of outdoor fun, but sometimes the heat gets to be too much. Those are the perfect days to enjoy a cheap or free flick! Join Cincinnati Family this summer at the Summer Movie Express at Regal Deerfield Township Stadium 16 (5500 Deerfield Blvd., Mason). At 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday… Read more »

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