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July 19, 2024

Best Bet Events | Aug 16 – 22

Is your kiddo back to school this week? Still looking to spend some quality time together? Check out these evening and weekend best bet events!


Mon 16

EVERYTHING THOMAS Engineers, chug on into EnterTRAINment Junction to celebrate everyone’s favorite locomotive, Thomas the Train! There will be Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunts, coloring and crafts. Enjoy the kids train ride and find a Thomas toy to take home; all Thomas & Friends merchandise is 15 – 50% off in the gift store.      EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $11.95 ages 3 – 12 and seniors 65+, free for ages 2 and younger; add-ons available; 513-898-8000 or


Tue 17

FREE BUZZING WITH THE BEES (register) Join local beekeeper, Stan Flerlage, talk about the importance of bees, how to start your own beekeeping community and how you can help protect the bees.  Erlanger Branch KCPL , 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.;


Wed 18


Grab a spot on the great lawn and get ready for a fun outdoor movie-night with the family. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 7:30 p.m.; movies begin at dusk;


Thu 19

FREE AULT PARK SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Families can enjoy a fun and free evening at the park; there will be kids activities from 6 – 8 p.m. and the band Marsha Brady will be taking the stage for a concert.  August’s stage will feature the band Sapphire Express. Ault Park, Observatory Circle, Cincinnati; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; proceeds from food and drink benefit Ault Park;

Fri 20


Head to Hollywood for a fun drive-in experience featuring The Greatest Showman. Full movie lineup and showtimes will be released online; please see website for details. New this year! Grab some movie snacks from the concession trailer.  Hollywood Drive-In, 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati; 9 p.m.; $25 per car; 513-654-3211 or


Sat 21


Little princesses can cruise the river, dance to a DJ’s tunes and even meet some fairytale princesses!  BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 12 – 2 p.m.; $28 adults, $23 children 4 – 12 ; 800-261-8586 or

Sun 22


Make an adorable sea turtle pendant in this special flameworking class! With the help of our glass artists, you will sculpt your own turtle pendant out of rods of melted glass in our flameshop! Must be 12 years or older. 3 people per 1 hour time slot.  10 – 6 p.m.; open until 8 p.m on Weds and Thurs

  • Aug 4 – 8
  • Aug 11 – 15
  • Aug 18 – 22
  • Aug 25 – 29

Neusole Glassworks , 11925 Kemper Springs Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $35 per person- payment due upon scheduling; 513-751-3292 or

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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).