Plan Your NKY Weekend 5/10 – 5/12

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Plan a memorable Mother's Day weekend for the lovely mom's in your life; check out these great NKY happenings! Don't forget a handmade Mother's Day card, crafted with love.

Friday, May 10

 

FLORENCE FREEDOM MARVEL NIGHT

Watch the Florence Freedom take on the Joliet Slammers and don’t miss out on the chance to meet several Marvel heroes on the concourse. After the game, stick around for a fireworks show by Elite Pyrotechnics.  UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence; 7:05 p.m.; Tickets starting as low as $10.; 859-594-4487 or florencefreedom.com.

 

FREE LITTLE DA VINCIS

Have fun and get learning! Fridays at 10 a.m. kiddos are welcome to join the library for an art and STEM activity. Kenton Library- William E. Durr Branch, 1992 Walton Nicholson Road, Independence; 10 a.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

 

OPEN JUMP AT JUMP ZONE!

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. Jump Zone!, 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence; 5  – 8 p.m.; $10 per jumper. ; 859-283-5867 or jumpzoneparty.com.

 

Saturday, May 11

 

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ROLLER DERBY

Enjoy a super fun and unique day with Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend and head to an exciting Roller Derby Bout featuring the Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Girls. Stick around after the match to meet the skaters and get their autographs.  Hits Sportsplex, 3785 Lake Park Drive, Covington; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $5 – $10 tickets. ; 859-740-8758 or nkyrollerderby.com/.

 

FREE KIDS’ STORYTIME

Bring the little ones to Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills for a wonderful kids’ storytime (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). Joseph-Beth Booksellers Crestview Hills Location, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

 

FREE SPORTS SHOWCASE

Experience a variety of sports through hands-on activities and demos. Local sports stars will be on site, including: Cincinnati Dutch Lions, Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls, Cincinnati Sizzle, the BCHS Cheerleading Team and more. The Florence Freedom mascot, Y’all Star, will also make an appearance.  BCPL- Florence Branch , 7425 U.S. 42, Florence; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or kentonlibrary.org .

 

Sunday, May 12

 

FREE MOTHER’S DAY AT JANE’S SADDLEBAG Celebrate Mom with a visit to Jane’s Saddlebag. There will be delicious lunch and dinner specials all day long and great live music from 3 – 6 p.m.; plus as a gift from JSB, mother’s will receive a free flower/plant and free admission to the petting zoo.  Jane’s Saddlebag , 13989 Ryle Road, Union; 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Free petting zoo admission for mothers. Food and drinks available for purchase. ; 859-384-6617 or janessaddlebag.com.

 

MOTHER’S DAY AT LAZER KRAZE Spend Mother’s Day playing with the family! Moms play for free with their child’s paid admission.  Lazer Kraze , 1335 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger; 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Moms play for free with paying child admission. $8 for 1 mission, $15 for 2 missions, $20 for 3 missions.; 859-371-5729 or lazerkraze.com.

 

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE FLORENCE FREEDOM Baseball loving momma’s and momma’s to be, spend the day at the ball park watching the Florence Freedom as they take on the Joliet Slammers. Mother’s and Mother’s-to-be get in FREE today!  There will also be exciting gender reveals during the game, the first 500 fans will receive a free Florence Freedom magnet schedule and after the game is over, kids can run the bases and meet Florence Freedom players for autographs.  UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence; 5:35 p.m.; Tickets starting as low as $10. Mother’s and mother’s-to-be get in FREE.; 859-594-4487 or florencefreedom.com.

 

HALF PRICE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Through May 23, experience an amazing animal encounter at Newport Aquarium for half off. Make friends with a waddling, tuxedo-wearing bird during a penguin encounter or enjoy one of the aquarium’s other exciting and educational backstage animal encounters.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10 a.m.; All animal encounters half off of regular price; call or visit website pricing and time availability details. ; 18004063474 or newportaquarium.com.

 

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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