Plan Your NKY Weekend 4/26 – 4/28

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NKY Families, spend the weekend together with one of these fun activities- including the Big Dig NKY (curious).

Friday, April 26

OPEN JUMP AT JUMP ZONE

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 – 8 p.m.

Jump Zone, 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence

Are your kids bouncing off the walls with energy? Children 2 – 12 years old can bounce and slide with friends on 8 giant inflatables. There is also a new and improved toddler zone for youngsters 5 years old and under. Jump! Zone is under new management and is making lots of upgrades- including spring cleaning, more seating and family game nights- follow them on Facebook for more information.

Call 859-283-5867 or visit http://www.jumpzoneparty.com/JumpZone_Open_Play.php?jzpcity=Florence&jzpid=016 for more information.

Saturday, April 27

FREE DANCES OF INDIA

The Cultural Centre of India will be visiting the library to perform beautiful traditional and innovative dances.  Scheben Branch, BCPL, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE EL DIA DE LOS NINOS

Celebrate cultures and children from all over the world!  Schedule: Noon- 1 p.m. Bollywood Dancing performed by the Cultural Centre of India  1 – 2:30 p.m. Interactive Bilingual Music performance by Evan and Vanessa Noon – 3 p.m. Face Painting with the Cincinnati Circus Company Noon – 3 p.m. Multicultural Crafts with the Taft Museum of Art  There will also be crafts from around the world, international food, and games. Cold Spring Branch, Campbell County Public Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or cc-pl.org.

FREE KIDS’ STORYTIME

10:30 a.m.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Crestview Hills Location, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills

Bring the little ones to Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills for a wonderful kids’ storytime (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.).

Call 859-912-7860 or visit josephbeth.com for more information.

KSO BOURBON BARREL BALL This wonderful fundraiser benefits the KSO education concerts and summer series. There will be KSO big band performances, a 3 course dinner, dancing, a Party Source cocktail hour, live and silent auctions and so much more!  New Riff West , 1104 Lowell Street, Newport; 6:30 p.m.; $125 each.; newriffdistilling.com.

FREE LIFE SIZE MARIO PARTY Collect coins, play mini-games and become a super star with life size Mario Party! Library patrons can visit the Mushroom Kingdom to become their favorite Mario characters with this fun program.  Covington Branch, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE LLAMA LLAMA PAJAMA PARTY Come to the library decked out in your favorite pajamas for this lovely llama llama party. There will be games, crafts and snacks celebrating everyone’s favorite llama.  Erlanger Branch , 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE SPRING FESTIVAL

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a day of festivities. Idlewild Butterfly Farm and My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus will be on site and there will also be crafts and refreshments available. Walton Branch, 21 South Main Street, Walton; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

THE BIG DIG NKY

Ever wondered what it was like to sit behind the wheel of an excavator, steam roller or dump truck? Bring your construction-loving crew to the Boone County Fair Grounds for a day full of discoveries. Kids will love getting their hands dirty all while getting VERY hands-on with construction equipment.  Boone County Fair Grounds , 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $8 early bird admission- see website for more information. Free for children 3 years old and under.; bigdignky.com.

Sunday, April 28

FREE CHILDREN’S DAY

Head to Florence Y’all for a Children’s Day program to celebrate ALL children. Kids can plan and make new friends while they enjoy free games, crafts, costumed characters and even free books while supplies last.  Florence Mall, 2028 Mall Road, Florence; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE DERBY DAY (register)

Celebrate the run for the roses by decorating hats, making a treat and see which horse comes in first!  Scheben Branch BCPL, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

 

More NKY Sunday Funday Activities:

 

DART RUSH

12 – 6 p.m.

1 Levee Way, Newport

Bring your blaster in and have a BLAST playing team games like capture the flag, last man standing and king of the hill!

$12 for 1 hour of play time.

Call 859-203-5370 or visit dartrush.com/cincinnati for more information.

 

TOTTER’S OTTERVILLE

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4314 Boron Drive, Covington

Let the kid’s burn off some steam with various play areas like a water table, pretend play zone indoor play center and more.

$8.95 for children, Free for adults.

Call 859-491-1441 or visit tottersotterville.com for more information.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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