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@ Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Run or walk a 5K course that winds past the exotic animals and unique gardens of the Zoo. Be sure to bring the kids for a FREE Cub Run for ages 12 and younger, all Cub Run participants receive a ribbon as they cross the finish line; how roar-some! 

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

Saturday, September 7

CCAC @ Short Vine, Cincinnati

All community members welcome! Come together with refugees and non-refugees to break bread and share stories at this FREE Community Potluck at CCAC. Please bring a dish to share if able.  Parking is available on-street, as well as in a few close-by garages.

RSVP Categories: Ages: All ages

Village Green Park Sundial , Fairfield

Animals are un-frog-gettable and toad-ally awesome! Let’s shell-abrate the amazing reptiles and amphibians from Ohio! Join MetroParks for animal demonstrations and the chance to see these animals up close and personal.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Elder High School , Cincinnati

Enjoy food, entertainment, participant goody-bags and more! Children are invited to participate in the pre and post-race festivities, as well as the “Kids Fun Run.” Top Male and female finishers for the run and walk will receive a medal. 

$$ Categories: Fitness, Health and Safety Ages: All ages

Forest Run MetroPark , Hamilton

Ready to meet the planet? Come learn all about the planet Saturn as well as other space related topics with members of the Cincinnati Observatory. Start the evening with a craft and learn how to use star wheels before the sun sets. After, get a close up view of the stars with some amazing telescopes…. Read more »

RSVP Categories: Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Sunday, September 8

Blue Manatee Literacy Project & Book Store , Cincinnati

Celebrate National Grandparents Day with a special story time, craft and a tasty treat. 

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Taft Museum of Art , Cincinnati

Explore the Taft galleries while learning about early 1900’s posters. Discover how color printing changed poster design, then get creative while making an animal themed advertisement and drawing faces in the style of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

Categories: Art, Crafts, Exhibits, Museum Events Ages: All ages

The BonBonerie , Cincinnati

Sip on tea with two beloved ocean princesses; enjoy traditional afternoon tea, face painting and singing songs with Moana and Ariel.

RSVP $$ Categories: Music, Playgroups Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Wednesday, September 11

Delhi Township Branch , Cincinnati

Decorate a votive candle holder! Create a unique marbled pattern using various colors to make a personalized candle holder.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: All ages

Friday, September 13

Happening thru:

Camp Kern , Oregonia

7 – 14 years old can experience what Camp Kern has to offer in one fun-filled overnight. Campers can go rock climbing, participate in archery, go on a night hike, make s’mores and so much more. Snacks will be provided on Friday night and breakfast will be served on Saturday morning. Kids can make friends… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Saturday, September 14

Green Township Branch, Cincinnati

Enjoy a garden tea party with games, a craft and refreshments.

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

Monday, September 16

Green Township Branch Library , Cincinnati

Come get hands-on learning about what makes our earth so dynamic. In this activity 5 hands-on science stations will explore weathering, erosion and deposition. For Homeschool families.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Book Store, Cincinnati

Meet the author and illustrator of Max and Ruby, Rosemary Wells, during this special Monday engagement; kids can enjoy themed activities and some surprises, too. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Tuesday, September 17

Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington

Kids can channel their inner-sculptors and use their imagination to create modeling clay masterpieces. 

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts, Museum Events, Playgroups Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Thursday, September 19

Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center, Harrison

Splash around in the creek and stream table to investigate the powerful force of water. Explore how water carves out canyons, moves sediment and much more. Home-schoolers ages 5 – 12 and parents are invited to dip their toes in this aquatic adventure. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Westwood Branch , Cincinnati

Which gamer will reign supreme? Face off on Smash Bros. with friends during this fun Nintendo Switch Tournament. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, September 21

Winton Woods , Cincinnati

Walk in support of Envision, Cincinnati’s premier provider of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families. Pictured here is the Hurst Family (Andy, Darren, Kate and Lucinda), 2019’s Walk for Envision Ambassador family. Please see to learn more and to register for this wonderful walk. 

RSVP Categories: Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Support Groups Ages: All ages

Sharonville Branch Library, Cincinnati

Learn all about Cincinnati fossils from the Ordovician Period, then make a fossil to take home using Play-Doh and Plaster of Paris.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events, Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Governor Bebb MetroPark Pioneer Village , Okeana

Step back in time to the early 1800’s and witness the life of the pioneers and Native Americans; visit with interpreters, see live animals and make crafts.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Exhibits, Living History, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Winton Woods, Adventure Outpost, Cincinnati

Prepare to kayak on local rivers with an American Canoe Association instructor. In this class, learn basic safety and paddling techniques in a river specific kayak on flatwater. Be ready to get wet during practice- all equipment provided. For ages 12 years old and up- $38 per person.    

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Health and Safety, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

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