SUNFLOWER DAYS (register)
Enjoy a shuttle ride through a scenic 250 acre dairy farm, stroll along a winding path in a sunflower field and take stunning photos at numerous photo ops! Country Pumpkins Farm , 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4 p.m. (Available through Monday Aug 30); $8 per person; add-ons available (U-Pick sunflowers $6 for 3 blooms or $11 for 6 blooms AND Pumpkin Ridge Preview available: $25 for up to 5 people- see website for details); 859-905-9656 or https://countrypumpkinsky.com/sunflowers.
KNOCK KNOCK, WHO’S THERE? DISCOVERY AT THE NATURE NOOK (register)
Explore what creatures have lived in the nook during a 10-20 minute mini-program led by a Nature Center staff member. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 p.m.; included with daily admission, $9 adults, $4 children; free for members; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.
Bring a yoga mat and water bottle to this morning yoga class for beginners and novices alike. Experience the sounds of the farm and smalls of the garden while moving through a series of guided yoga poses in the outdoor pavilion. Interested children and welcome to join with an adult! Gorman Heritage Farm , 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati; 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.; $5 per person; 513-967-0058 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163063245557.
FREE THURSDAY ART PLAY: SUMMER SENDOFF
Say goodbye to summer with a celebratory send off! Creative kiddos can craft colorful cake sculptures, decorate party hats and enjoy a sweet treat to take home. Washington Park’s Porch, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; drop-in program with limited space, arrive early; 513-345-8400 or https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/calendar/2021/08/26/thursday-art-play-summer-sendoff.
FREE GREAT PARKS URBAN FARMING FESTIVAL
- Plant Swap by SoulSista Plants
- Yoga with Alex Shelton
- Performance curated by Elementz
- Band in a Bus
- Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit open house
- Local vendors and food trucks
- Hourly urban hikes
- Planting in the Community Garden
- Recycling relay race
- Interactions with goats and chickens
- And more!
Nature Center at The Summit , 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 513-521-7275 or https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/urban-farming-festival.
FREE RAPTOR INC. OPEN HOUSE
Ever experience the intense stare of a Great Horned Owl? Been up-close to an Eastern Screech Owl? Come and learn about birds of prey at RAPTOR Inc. where you can experience them up-close, measure your wingspan, and touch biological artifacts. Donations are accepted, but this event is Fun, Free and Family-friendly! Open house offered the last Sunday of each month, through November. Raptor Inc. , 961 Barg Salt Run Road, Milford; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 513-625-3325 or http://raptorinc.org.
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