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October 24, 2021

Best Bets this Week – April 5th through 11th

Monday, April 5

SPRING CELEBRATION AT ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION 

Head to EnterTRAINment Junction for a spring themed scavenger hunt throughout the world’s largest train display; then explore the A-Maze-N FunHouse for lots of laughs. Purchase a Do-It-All ticket and receive a Do-It-All ticket good for another day, free. 

EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

$17.95 Do-It-All admission; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.

 

Tuesday, April 6

 

FREE OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (register) 

Kiddos ages three to six will enjoy books, songs, activities and more all while building early literacy skills. This recurring program takes place on Tuesday mornings in April; please register. Symmes Township Branch, 11850 Enyart Road, Loveland; 11 – 11:30 a.m. 

513-369-6001 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

 

Wednesday, April 7

 

FREE LIBRARY NATURE ENCOUNTERS 

Bring “wild ones” to the library for a double-dose of fun- story time with Mr. C and a nature encounter with Mr. Mike. Families will enjoy books, songs and nature activities with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Parks. Program will be held outside, bring a blanket or chair; masks required for grown-ups and physical distancing will be observed.  

St. Bernard Branch Library, 10 McClelland Avenue, Cincinnati

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 513-369-4462 or cincinnatiparks.com.

 

Thursday, April 8

 

FREE MOM & ME STROLLER HIKE SERIES (register) 

Bring little ones out on a walk through the park to explore nature and learn about trees, flowers, birds and more. Program is for babies six month to 24 months old and their adults. 

  • April 1: Mount Airy Park, 5083 Colerain Ave.
  • April 8: Eden Park, 950 Eden Park Drive
  • April 15: Friendship Park, 1135 Riverside Drive
  • April 22: Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave.
  • May 6: Smale Park, 120 East Mehring Way

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

513-751-3679 or explorenature.regfox.com/springstrollerhikes.

 

Friday, April 9

FREE CCPL SIGNATURE SERIES: JUNIOR SISK BLUEGRASS BAND (register) 

Unwind with some live bluegrass music for CCPL’s first-ever outdoor Signature Series performance. Those planning to sit together should register as a group. 

Fort Thomas’ Tower Park Amphitheater, 900 South Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas; 7 p.m. 859-572-5033 or cc-pl.org.

 

RAINED DATE! Saturday, April 24

FREE CINCINNATI FAMILY’S SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR 2021 (register) 

REGISTER TODAY ON EVENT BRITE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN OUR CAMP ROOSEVELT FIREBIRD GIVEAWAY (VALUED AT $2600)!!  

Families join us for a day of fun at the Nature Walk. There will be camp booths (both regional and local), live entertainment, five playgrounds for children to explore and of course, our BIG Camp Roosevelt Firebird giveaway! Explore available day camps, residential camps, sports, arts, stem camps and MORE for children ages 4 – 16. Don’t miss out on this day of fun and information for the whole family.

  • COVID-19 precautions at this outdoor event include distancing of booths, masks encouraged and a sanitizer station at the Cincinnati Family Magazine booth. 

Special thanks to Blue Ash Recreation and our Sponsor Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker Orthodontics.  

Blue Ash Recreation Center Nature Walk, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; bit.ly/3vckbho.

 

Sunday, April 11

FREE ART ON VINE – HELLO SPRING! 

Get ready for spring with an array of colorful, beautiful and truly unique wares; families can enjoy browsing fine art and handmade goods from a variety of local makers at Washington Park.  Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati; 

12 – 6 p.m.; artonvinecincy.com.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

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).