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June 14, 2024

Spend some quality time together this week!

Best Bet Events | August 9 – 14

Enjoy these hazy, lazy days with your family before school kicks in!

Looking to enjoy the last bit of summer with the family before back-to-school? Be sure to soak up those kiddo cuddles and check out one of these best-bet events happening this week! 

Monday, August 9

BUTTERFLIES OF BALI (register) Celebrate Krohn’s Butterfly Show’s 25th anniversary; get surrounded by  60 varieties  of free-flying butterflies, discover unique plants and flowers and even go on a scavenger hunt at Butterflies of Bali. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; All must register for tickets in advance online; no tickets will be sold on site; $10 adults, $7 children 5 – 17, free for Friends of Krohn members and children ages four and younger; 513-421-4086 or


Tuesday, August 10


Spend Tuesday mornings hearing fun stories and enjoying free popcorn (bonus: free coffee for the grownups).  King Arthur’s Court Toys, 3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; 513-531-4600 or


Wednesday, August 11


Meet historically clothed interpreters, tour several buildings, watch as Plein Air artists paint scenes from the day and discover what Ohio was like during the 1800’s with a free visit to Heritage Village.  Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-563-9484 or


Thursday, August 12

CHIPPIE’S SENSATIONAL SCIENCE LAB: WHAT’S INSIDE OF ME (register) Take a preschool-level peek insides the marvelous machine that is the human body! There will be toddler-appropriate activities, like examining x-rays on a light box. Behringer-Crawford Museum , 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 1 p.m.; in-person cost: admission $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children, free for members + $3 lab fee for all; virtual cost: $5 non-member/free for members + $3 lab fee for al; 859-491-4003 or


Friday, August 13

FREE MOONLIGHT MOVIE NIGHT Enjoy a night under the stars with friends while watching a movie on a giant 16 foot inflatable screen! Concessions will be available; fields open at 8 p.m. with family activities. 

 ArtsConnect , 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; donations accepted; 513-522-2108 or


Saturday, August 14

FREE KIDS MYSTERY FISH CHALLENGE (register) Kids 16 and younger can try to catch a tagged fish for a trophy! All participants receive a derby button and every child who catches a fish will receive a certificate. Participants must bring their own equipment; bait will be available for purchase.  Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; valid vehicle pass required to enter park; 513-521-7275 or


Sunday, August 15






This Show and Tell is about beautiful monarchs and milkweeds at the farm. Visit Mrs. Ginny, a Master Gardener, to explore the amazing life cycle of our Monarch Butterflies and their dependence on milkweed plants. Craft will include making your own puddler for the insects. FREE program for all ages. Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-867-5835 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).