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Wednesday, July 24

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Winton Woods Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Make a pony pretty and learn how to care for them, too. Participants will be able to brush and decorate a real pony’s mane with bows, braids and beads. 

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

Middleton-Mills Park

Penguins are among the most beloved animals at WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. They will bring one of their penguin ambassadors, where you will enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin! During this presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research… Read more »

Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Beaden Shelter, Devou Park, Covington

Rise and shine! It is time to join the Covington Library Children’s Team at Devou Park Wednesday’s in June and July (minus July 3). There will be stories, songs and playtime with friends during this special event co-sponsored by the Covington Department of Parks and Recreation.

Categories: Library Events, Music, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Glenwood Gardens, Highfield Discovery Center, Cincinnati

Discover, experiment and create; from poetry to pottery, take a glimpse at nature’s architects, engineers and artists.  

$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, All ages

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Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Toddlers can enjoy sing-a-longs and nature stories under the trees during this outdoor story time. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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Washington Park , Cincinnati

Join Main Library staff at Washington Park for some fun in the sun; there will be a variety of family friendly activities every Wednesday in July!  

Categories: Library Events, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Lake Isabella , Loveland

Enjoy some live music food and drinks with the family! See website for lineup. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge

Need a little mid-week relaxation? Gather up the family and head to the park to wind down with some live music! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Featuring Ryan Broshear (Aug 7) and The Barefoot Movement (Aug 14).

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Woodland Mound, Weston Amphitheater , Cincinnati

After the sun sets, enjoy a perfect Pops concert in the park. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, July 25

Pioneer Park, Covington

It’s the Best of Science Matters! Enjoy some of our favorite science demonstrations and experiments. This assembly includes a glowing pickle, Dry Ice, a bed of nails, toothpaste for an elephant, and more. Snack lunches will be available for $1 a person and will be provided by Snappy Tomato Pizza in Ft. Wright. Fruit and… Read more »

Categories: Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: All ages

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MetroParks of Butler County

What lives within local creeks? Join the MetroParks of Butler County and Butler Soil & Water Conservation District on Thursdays this summer to discover cool creek critters and fun fossils!    June 6 Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area        //   June 13 Rentschler Forest MetroPark Timberhill Area        //… Read more »

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Newport on the Levee, Newport

Love goetta? Then you’ve gotta get down to Glier’s Goetta Fest to enjoy tasty treats, vendor booths, live entertainment, a kids tent with games and activities and tons more family fun. 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Green thumbed kiddos can plant a new grass-headed friend, create a craft, feed farm friends and even enjoy a snack of their own. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Playgroups Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Friday, July 26

Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area , Hamilton

Enjoy exploring the trails with MetroParks of Butler County, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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P + G Stage at Sawyer Point , Cincinnati

Have a rockin’ good time enjoying a free concert with the family. See website for lineup. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Float the week’s troubles away and kick of the weekend with an evening kayak float. All equipment provided; participants must fit properly in provided life jackets and not exceed 275 lb kayak capacity. For ages 8 and up. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Saturday, July 27

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Crestview Hills Town Center , Crestview Hills

Stop by Crestview Hills Town Center every Saturday during the summer to shop for fresh produce and treats from local farms and artisans!

Categories: Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Otto Armleder, Dog Park entrance , Cincinnati

Bring the family pooch to the park to create some one of a kind artwork, even learn about some of Ohio’s wild canines while painting. 

Categories: Crafts, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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