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FREE BACKYARD COMPOSTING SEMINAR: MARIEMONT (register)

@ The Barn , Cincinnati

Learn the basics of backyard composting including how to balance a compost bin, what materials can be composted and some troubleshooting tips.

Hamilton County residents will receive a free kitchen collector, a “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard” booklet and an “I Heart Compost” magnet.

RSVP Categories: Classes, Nature Ages:

Thursday, May 2

Hotel Covington, Covington

Hotel Covington is kicking off patio season with a big, family-friendly crawfish boil- complete with live music.    Executive Chef Mitch Arens will be preparing an all-you-can-eat menu of crawfish, sides and desserts- with the first Hurricane on the house! Cocktails begin on the lawn at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7. Come hungry!  

RSVP $$ Categories: Parents' Night Out Ages: All ages

Main Library , Cincinnati

Award-winning author and native Cincinnatian Nnedi Okorafor will be visiting the library to inspire readers and also participate in a book signing. Okorafor is the author of Marvel’s Black Panther comics, and spin-off graphic novel Wakanda Forever. Tickets for a pre-event reception, including a copy of Binti: The Complete Trilogy with a signed book plate,… Read more »

RSVP $ Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Friday, May 3

Caldwell Nature Center , Cincinnati

Daisies and their Ladies will be learning about themselves and the great planet Earth. Girls will earn their “The Blue Bucket Award”, “The Firefly Award” and “The Clover Award”. The overnight includes a night hike and activities inside and outside. Girls end the day creating their “Clover Project”. (patches not provided)

$$ Categories: Crafts, Nature Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Jewish Discovery Center , Mason

Join a diverse group of people from different backgrounds to relax, let go and enjoy Shabbat together. Friday night meals are sumptuous and memorable. 

RSVP $ Categories: Ages: All ages

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga School , Cincinnati

Follow cute little lion cub Simba on his journey to become the King! Enjoy super fun songs like Hakuna Matata and beautiful ballads like Can You Feel the Love Tonight performed by St. Aloysius Gonzaga School. 

RSVP $ Categories: Acting & Theater Ages: All ages

Saturday, May 4

Summit Park , Blue Ash

Run. Wag. Walk. Run a race with your pup and benefit regional rescue groups, too. The United Pet Fund is celebrating the 2nd annual Muttstache Dash this year as a chip – timed, family and pet – friendly event with prizes awarded for top finishers. After the race, stick around for on – site music,… Read more »

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

Winton Woods/Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Strap on your boots and get ready to dig your hands into some farm chores. Explore the barnyard and learn how to care for different animals. Help feed the cow, clean out a horse stall and check on the rabbits. Programs available at 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University, Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) is partnering with Xavier University Music Department to host its second Annual Vocal Competition for high school students in the greater Cincinnati area. More than $2,000 in scholarship money and vocal lessons will be awarded at the competition.  Vocal competitors are asked to prepare and perform two memorized… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Heritage Village , Sharonville

Celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday at a tea in her honor! Enjoy a three course afternoon tea in Hayner House. Sample Churchill’s Fine Teas’ special Heritage Village Blends specially made for the occasion. Take a complete tour of Elk Lick House, including the second floor. Meet Queen Victoria and learn about the Victorian era and… Read more »

$$ Categories: Living History, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Madcap Education Center , Cincinnati

Children ages 2 – 5 years old will go on a story adventure using yoga movement. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Playgroups, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Sunday, May 5

BCPL- Scheben Branch, Union

Little Chefs (ages 2 – 6 years old) can kneed, roll, toss and slice their way through this Play Doh pizza parlor party! 

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events, Playgroups Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Tuesday, May 7

Wednesday, May 8

Berhinger-Crawford Museum, Covington

Make (and keep) two or more types of slime; analyze the slime using the scientific method. The program is designed for students in grades two through five. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Crafts, Museum Events, Playgroups, Science Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Green Township Branch , Cincinnati

Gwen from the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District will present Amazing Monarchs for children in grades 1 – 6. Come learn about these beautiful and important pollinators at the library! 

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

Harrison Branch , Harrison

Join the library and Dave Baker for some “piping hot” fun. Using PVC pipes and connectors, children 12 years old and under can build something fun! 

RSVP Categories: Classes, Crafts, Library Events, Playgroups Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Golf Manor Municipal Building, Cincinnati

Learn the basics of backyard composting including how to balance a compost bin, what materials can be composted and some troubleshooting tips.   Hamilton County residents will receive a free kitchen collector, a “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard” booklet and an “I Heart Compost” magnet.

RSVP Categories: Classes, Nature Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 9

Symmes Township Branch, Loveland

Homeschool families are welcome to participate in Lego challenges during this fun library program.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington

Glitter, rainbows and all things enchanting! Discuss the science behind rainbows and make a mystifying craft to take home. Chippie, BCM’s chipmunk mascot, introduces science to children 3 to 5 years old in this fun and educational monthly series, which incorporates S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments!

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

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