Celebrate Blue Marble's 40th anniversary this Saturday, or check out some of these other great events this weekend...
Friday, June 7
FREE ART IN THE PARK WITH CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM
Get fresh air and get the creative juices flowing with a wonderful outdoor storytime and art extravaganza! Each week, kids will enjoy a themed story that will pair with a fun art project. Goebel Park , 501 Philadelphia Street, Covington; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 859-962-4077 or kentonlibrary.org.
FREE FAMILY TIME
The youngest library patrons will have fun and develop pre – reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Main Library BCPL, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington; 9:30 a.m.; 859-342-2665 or http://bcpl.org.
SHARK SUMMER DEAL AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM
Summer is for the sharks at Newport Aquarium. Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, see a baby shark (doo doo doo doo), watch a dive show, bravely conquer Shark Bridge… and even pet sharks, too! Newport Aquarium , 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 1 free child per paying adult from 4 – 7 p.m., Sun- Fri.; 18004063474 or newportaquarium.com/.
FREE SKY OBSERVATIONS AT BIG BONE LICK
Learn all about the wonders of the sky with staff from Northern Kentucky University at Big Bone Lick State Park. Go on a Solar Journey at 12:30 p.m. using a specialized telescope for viewing the sun, then come back at 9:30 p.m. to Tour the Stars and see galaxies, stars, planets and the moon! Big Bone Lick State Park , 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 12:30 p.m.; Poor weather conditions will result in event cancellation- make up days are the Saturday following the event date. Call for confirmation. ; firstname.lastname@example.org or parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/sky-observations-at-big-bone-lick/98613/.
Saturday, June 8
FREE BLUE MARBLE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Happy 40th Anniversary to the Blue Marble! This exciting day will be celebrated with a super fun ice cream social, raffles, games and sales throughout the store. Support children’s literacy and a beloved small business- buy a few new books during your visit! Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore , 1356 South Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas; 12 – 3 p.m.; 859-781-0602 or bluemarblebooks.com/.
FREE KITE FEST
Make and fly a kite to keep; then watch super cool kite – flying demonstrations from PIGS Aloft (People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft). Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 12 – 3 p.m.; 859-384-4999 or boonecountyky.org.
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 STAR GAZE WITH THE CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY
Learn all about the night sky with a computer generated tour of the universe presented by Cincinnati Observatory’s Aaron Eiben. Then head outside (weather permitting) to make stellar discoveries using a telescope provided by the Friends of the Observatory Center and the Midwestern Astronomers. Kenton County Public Works Administration Building , 420 Independence Station Road, Independence; 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; KCP & R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.; 859-525-7529 or bit.ly/kcparksandrec.
Sunday, June 9
1 – 5 p.m.
1600 Montague Road, Covington
Explore local history with the family at this fun museum. Make lots of discoveries about trains, planes, automobiles and more… then head outside to NaturePlay for some outdoor adventures.
$9 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3 – 17 years old/ Free for members.
Call 859-491-4003 or visit bcmuseum.org for more information.
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.
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.