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FREE ICE SKATING CLASS (register)

@ Fountain Square Ice Skating Rink , Cincinnati

Grab your mittens, a warm coat, a friend and plan to have fun learning to ice skate with an Excellence on Ice Coach! This program is designed for ages 4 – adult.

Register now, event fills quickly. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday, Sports Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Saturday, January 19

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Farbach-Warner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Learn a classic skill at the park! This two-session class is for beginning woodcarvers who will learn how to carve a small decorative shelf goose in a natural finish. Wood blank and pattern provided, students must bring their own knives or purchase one from their instructor.    Thursday session: 1/17 & 1/24, 6:30 – 9… Read more »

Categories: Classes Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Mitchell Memorial Forest , Cleves

Kick off your weekend with some r & r: rest and relaxation. Join certified instructors on the trail to learn quick, easy ways to de-stress with mindfulness and mediation. Be sure to pack water and dress for the weather. 

$$ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Cincinnati Nature Center

Think it’s cold this winter? Imagine the chill of the Ice Age as you search for clues of a time when mastodons roamed and the land looked astonishingly different. Embrace winter and discover hints of the ice age in today’s plants, animals and landscape. 

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

Huffman Park , Cincinnati

Winter Tree ID can be tough. Join MetroParks of Butler County and Fairfield Parks & Recreation to learn the basics of what to look for when out in the winter woods. Then, take a hike through Huffman Park to test your new-found knowledge! 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, January 20

Happening thru:

Fountain Square Ice Skating Rink , Cincinnati

Grab your mittens, a warm coat, a friend and plan to have fun learning to ice skate with an Excellence on Ice Coach! This program is designed for ages 4 – adult. Register now, event fills quickly. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday, Sports Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Performers ages 9 – 18 years old are invited to register for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati STAR programs. STAR Intensive NKU and STAR Camp Red Bank Road Programs will be held this summer.  Auditionees must prepare a 1 minute monologue and a 16 bar song selection. See website for more information on the STAR… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Acting & Theater, Auditions, Dance, Music Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Monday, January 21

Perfection Gymnastics

Children ages 4-18 can enjoy a day full of gymnastics, games, crafts and more during this fun day of camp. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Dance, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

STEM Lab , Cincinnati

School may be out, but the STEM lab is open. Campers will explore the makerspace and bring home a fun STEM activity. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Science, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years

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BCPL Main Branch, Burlington

Have you ever seen a real live penguin at the library?! Waddle into the library to meet a sweet African penguin. Please call to register for either 2 or 4 p.m.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center

Centuries ago, hungry wolf packs howled in the light of January’s full moon. Learn about our local history with wolves during a moonlit hike.

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

Tuesday, January 22

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Winton Woods , Cincinnati

Get outside and get some exercise! Walk a trail and look for nature, then make a craft and play in Parky’s Playbarn. This program is recommended for ages 2 – 5. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Thursday, January 24

Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound , Florence

Come celebrate Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound’s luxurious new Northern Kentucky location. Enjoy mini spa treatments, light bites, refreshments and a swag bag! 

RSVP Categories: Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Saturday, January 26

Cincinnati Nature Center

The winter season often allows us to see birds that are difficult to spot during the rest of the year. Bundle up for a short morning bird hike followed by an indoor exploration of the bird observation window. Finish the day by making a take-home suet feeder to attract winter birds to your yard. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Withrow Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Keep warm outside by hiking the Trout Lily Trail. Join Adventure Outpost staff to explore hiking tips, learn about gear to stay warm and dry while enjoying the great outdoors in winter weather. End the program with hot cocoa! 

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

, Cincinnati

Come and paint a colorful dragonfly on a wooden canvas board. You’ll go home with your own unique design using your choice of colors with the guidance of Anke Pietsch. A fun opportunity for ages 8 and up. This program is limited to 10 people.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Support Groups Ages: 9 – 12 Years

Clifton Branch

Do you know the spell to make things levitate? What about Luna Lovegood’s fathers name? Come show off everything you know about the wizarding world and prove you’re no muggle. Questions will be primarily from the book series, not the movies. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Cincinnati Nature Center

The frozen fields and forests are filled with stories of magical plants and animals, odd explanations and poetic ways of looking at winter. On this easy walk, you’ll see winter through the eyes of Shawnee hunters, early settlers and other storytelling peoples. Adults will be surprised by the strange history and symbology of “familiar” things,… Read more »

RSVP $ Categories: Fitness, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Dance Etc. , Milford

Kids 3 – 6 years old are invited to visit with Rapunzel at Dance Etc for a super fun party. They will also learn a dance, tumble in the big gym and make a cute craft. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Dance Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Harbin Park , Fairfield

Enjoy a unique experience in the park after dark! Join MetroParks of Butler County and Fairfield Parks & Recreation in the winter woods to call for owls and listen for other nocturnal animals.

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

Monday, January 28

BCPL Walton Branch, Walton

Come to the library to meet some of Cincinnati Museum Center’s friendly animal ambassadors. You will learn how animals adapt to survive and thrive in nature; you will even get to touch some of the animals!  This program is for grades K – 5.

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

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