Animal Encounters

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Tuesday, September 26

Durr Branch Library, Kenton County Public Library, Independence

Kids will improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Call to RSVP for a 15-minute time slot.  

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Saturday, September 30

Country Pumpkins, Dry Ridge

Country Pumpkins is also a working dairy farm!  Meet the beautiful Brown Swiss cows and learn more about cows and milk by watching a demo.  The first 100 guests will receive some free chocolate milk, and be sure to stick around for the fall festival fun!

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Madeira Branch Library, Cincinnati

Meet some of the Zoo’s babies past and present.  Take a look behind the scenes to discover what it takes to prepare for the new baby. Presented by members of The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Sunday, October 1

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Help the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati raise awareness about the link between pet abuse and domestic violence. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Fundraisers, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Meet some special guests of the furry and feathery sort, and enjoy some fun activities.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 7

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Trick-or-treat with the animals, visit the Beauty Shop of Horrors, search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy, catch Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, take a ride on the Hogwarts Express Train Ride (additional fee applies), and take a spin on the Scare-ousel (additional fee applies).  It’s so… Read more »

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, October 8

Voice of America MetroPark

Grab your pup and his leash for a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence.  

Categories: Animal Encounters, Fundraisers, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, October 10

Happening thru:

Parky's Farm at Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Oct. 8. Ages 2 – 5 will learn about creepy crawly friends like snakes, turtles and toads.

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Saturday, October 14

Scheben Branch, Boone County Public Library

Reading doesn’t have to be ruff! Practice your reading with a certified therapy dog. Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Sunday, October 15

Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Help support local animal welfare organizations in this animal-friendly run. 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Fundraisers, Health and Safety Ages: All ages

Monday, October 16

Scheben Branch, Boone County Public Library

Get hands-on with some not-so-cuddly and icky creatures…if you dare.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Tuesday, October 17

Newport Branch Library, Newport

The Shark Cart brings live sharks to you with the first-ever mobile shark tank on wheels! This program demystifies common misconceptions about sharks and gets you up-close and personal with these amazing creatures. Learn the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY of sharks! By the end you will discover how you can make a difference… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Mt. Washington Branch Library

Celebrate the magical creatures that Harry and Newt cherish, and discover the fantastic adaptations that 3 of our local avian ambassadors possess! RAPTOR, Inc. will bring live birds to the library to show all of their magical abilities. All ages. No registration required.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 21

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Library

Come read a story or two to a specially trained therapy dog. Sessions will be 15 minutes. Ages 3-11. Registration required; Library staff will contact you to schedule a specific time.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Sunday, October 22

Voice of America MetroPark

Bark your calendars for a Pupper Costume parade, a trick-or-treat trail designed for dogs and kids, a doggy obstacle course, vendors and more!  Use some tail-wagging teamwork for the 2.4 Doggy Dash, and meet some dogs that are currently looking for a home.   

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Caldwell Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Brew up some fun with your favorite canine – take a walk on the trail, collect a goody bag, and get info on caring for your pet.

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Wyoming Civic Center, Cincinnati

Bring the pups for fun parade and contests to support Wyoming Youth Services.  Online registration begins at 1 p.m., with the parade at 2 p.m.  Be sure to stick around for the Halloween Hooplah, complete with a pumpkin decorating/carving contest, spooky music, a hay maze and more.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Tuesday, October 24

M.E. Lyons YMCA

Meet Cool Critters, enjoy face painting, games and prizes in this fall festival.  

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Wednesday, October 25

Anderson Branch Library, Cincinnati

Raptors Inc. presents an up close and personal look at owls native to the area, featuring a visit from three live owl ambassadors.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 28

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