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16TH ANNUAL HUNGER WALK AND 5K RUN (register)

@ The Banks, Cincinnati

Lace up your shoes and hit the pavement for a good cause. The 16th Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run serves to benefit the Freestore Foodbank’s 450 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. 

RSVP $ Categories: Fitness, Health and Safety, Support Groups Ages: All ages

Friday, May 24

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Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore, Cincinnati

What better way to start the day than by making a fun mess! Children ages 2 – 5 years old can join Ms. Kelli for a story – inspired craft. Registration is recommended.  

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts, Library Events, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Saturday, May 25

Ault Park , Cincinnati

Come get an up-close peak into the lives of this mini but mighty class of animals. See what we can learn from these tiny teachers about the important job insects play in the world. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Free but reservations are required. Meet at the Heekin Overlook picnic area. 

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

Sunday, May 26

Gameworks, Newport on the Levee, Newport

Head to Gameworks for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Showdown! There will be 3 local qualifier rounds, 1 national qualifier round and the chance for a lucky player to head to the national competition in Las Vegas! The public is welcome to watch the competition at no cost. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages:

Monday, May 27

The Banks, Cincinnati

Lace up your shoes and hit the pavement for a good cause. The 16th Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run serves to benefit the Freestore Foodbank’s 450 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. 

RSVP $ Categories: Fitness, Health and Safety, Support Groups Ages: All ages

Wednesday, May 29

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LilyPad Play, Cincinnati

Star Glazers will be pairing up with Lily Pad for this fun paint-your-own-pottery morning. Gather with friends and family to hand paint a beautiful work of art onto a trophy, travel mug or square box. These items will be returned to LilyPad and would make perfect Father’s Day gifts!

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 30

Madeira Branch, Cincinnati

Build a fantasy baseball team, then learn a fun baseball-themed dice game. This event is for ages 10 – 17 years old; adults are welcome to accompany children (as spectators or managers). Registration will be limited to 20 children. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Sports Ages: Teens

Friday, May 31

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Newport Aquarium , Newport

Pack your pajamas and spend an evening learning all about sharks during this special overnight; there will be exclusive aquarium access, animal-themed games and other awesome activities. 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits Ages: All ages

Saturday, June 1

Bicentennial Commons River Center , Middletown

Check out the beautiful new River Center while learning all about Ohio wildlife; children will even get to see an animal demonstration from the native program ambassadors. Please register by May 31.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature Ages: All ages

Harbin Park Shelter A , Fairfield

Can you see in the dark? Probably better than you think! Explore Harbin Park with MetroParks at night time by doing fun activities and discovering nocturnal critters. Please bring a flashlight with a narrow beam (rather than a wide beam) as this will help when looking for nocturnal critters.

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

Sunday, June 2

Mayerson JCC , Cincinnati

The JCC’s Adams Classic fundraiser has expanded to include fun for all ages with the family-friendly Lil’ Adams at the Mayerson JCC! This 9-hole indoor mini golf event will also include inflatables, art projects and other activities and snacks designed especially for the youngest of supporters. Proceeds from the Lil’ Adams will support the programs… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Fundraisers, Sports Ages: All ages

Camp Livingston, Bennington

Sponsored by the Mayerson JCC, PJ Library, Camp at the J, the Jewish Federation and Camp Livingston! Families are invited to Camp Livingston for a day of fun featuring ropes courses, swimming and pool games, gaga and more! Don’t miss the chance to meet new friends, reunite with old ones and join families from across… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Monday, June 3

Hyde Park Branch, Cincinnati

This program from the Kennedy Heights Art Center will include a brief presentation on African-American artist, Sam Gilliam, an innovative color field painter who was associated with the Washington Color School.  After the presentation children will create their own artwork.  

RSVP Categories: Art, Classes, Crafts, Library Events Ages: All ages

Tuesday, June 4

Pleasant Ridge Branch , Cincinnati

After a brief review and discussion by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, children will tap into their creative side to explore the reuse leg of the reduce-reuse-recycle triangle.   Kids will put into practice the concept of reuse through craft making from of an item usually destined for the landfill, which children get to take home!   Materials provided. Recommended… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Classes, Crafts, Library Events, Science Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Blue Ash Branch, Cincinnati

Join local entrepreneur Beverly Mussari for a make-and-take fairy garden event along with other fairy-themed activities. Registration required – program is meant for children and their families. Please limit ONE registration per family.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: All ages

Reading Branch, Reading

Children ages 6 – 12 years old can enjoy a guided project with an artist from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Today’s project will feature a unique cityscape collage created in the Romare Bearden style. 

RSVP Categories: Art, Classes, Crafts, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Main Library, Cincinnati

Teens, learn the fundamentals of movie making from story-boarding to casting. Use Legos, dry erase boards and stop motion apps to create a movie to show everyone!

RSVP Categories: Films, Library Events Ages: Teens

Symmes Township Branch Library , Loveland

Children ages 6 – 12 years old can enjoy a guided project with an artist from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center;  kids will create some artwork in the style of Kehindy Wiley. 

RSVP Categories: Art, Crafts, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Doe Run Lake , Covington

Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) and Thaxton’s Canoe and NKY Bass Busters Club are once again offering a four-night series of Tuesday night bass fishing events at Doe Run Lake to let you feel like a pro! You can enter one or all four of the events and it may pay off for you… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Clifton Branch, Cincinnati

Create your own scratch map or poster.  Apply paint to a map of the world, the U.S., or Cincinnati, and then scratch and reveal the places you visit. There will also have poster options (movies, books, sports) so you can display the cool things you do this summer.  Enjoy some ice cream too!  All supplies… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: Teens

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Scheben Branch , Union

Children in grades 1 – 3 can partner with a teen to improve their reading skills. Call to reserve a 30-minute time slot. 

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

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