Plan Your NKY Weekend 5/17 – 5/19

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Have a wonderful spring weekend with the family; check out these great NKY events, including the CinciClassic!

Friday, May 17

 

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 18

 

FREE BIG BONE LICK BIOBLITZ

Discover Northern Kentucky’s biodiversity and learn how to identify organisms while embarking on an excursion led by a naturalist. Big Bone Lick State Park Museum, 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 859-384-3522 or parks.ky.gov.

 

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 http://josephbeth.com.

 

CINCICLASSIC RETRO GAMING EXPO

Families, spend the day playing together! Grown-up’s can relive their childhood and also introduce younger generations to beloved Atari, Nintendo and pinball games. There will be a “Handheld Museum” where guests can learn about the history of gaming, vendors, displays, artists, special guests and also a classic gaming tournament to benefit a local charity.  Highlander Event Center, 90 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; $10, free for children 12 years old and younger. ; cinciclassic.net/.

 

FREE MOANA VISIT AT THE LIBRARY

“You can find happiness right where you are!”, Moana lovers will definitely find happiness at the library today! Moana will be visiting to tell stories, sing songs and teach guests how to hula.  Kenton Library- William E Durr Branch , 1992 Walton Nicholson Road, Independence; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

 

Sunday, May 19

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.

 

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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