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September 22, 2023

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Top Things to Do with Kids this Week | May 31 – June 4

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FROG WEEK Kick off summer by learning all about Ohio’s favorite frogs and toads. There will be live animals, activities and crafts available for a small fee. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-923-3665 


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FREE POP-UP PLAY Pop on into the park for some fun weekday play with games, crafts and more.  Washington Park , 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FREE ROCKIN’ THE ROEBLING Enjoy a free concert, hosted by Cincinnati Parks. Featuring the band Marsha Brady. Schmidlapp Event Lawn, 124 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; 513-357-2604 

THURSDAY ART PLAY: DONUT DAY Celebrate National Donut Day by painting giant cardboard donuts, building donut sculptures and of course, eating real donuts, too! Stick around after the program from some kid-friendly yoga.  Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; $5 nonmember child, free for members; 513-345-8400 


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CMC AFTER HOURS EVENING Head to Cincinnati Museum Center for extended evening hours featuring Bricktionary and OMNIMAX. Explore LEGO creations until the last entry at 8 p.m. or make underwater discoveries at a screening of Secrets of the Sea which will be shown at 7:30 p.m.   Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 5:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; 513-287-7000

FLORENCE Y’ALLS FIREWORKS FRIDAY Enjoy an exciting baseball game and stick around afterwards to watch the skies light. It’s at the Y’alls ballpark after every Friday home game – detonated by Rozzi Fireworks, presented by McDonalds.  Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence; 7:03 p.m.; tickets starting at $11; 859-594-4487


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DOGS & DOUGHNUTS Summer is for the dogs at Pyramid Hill! Families can bring their furry friends to the park for lots of fun including caricatures by Joni Fleming.   Pyramid Hill, 1763 Hamilton Eaton Road, Hamilton; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; included in daily admission: $10 adult, $5 children ages 6 – 12, free for children five and younger and members; 513-868-8336 

FREE KID’S FISHING DERBY The whole family is going to fall in love with fishing- hook, line and sinker! Head to the park to start a family tradition with “Fish Free in Kentucky” weekend; KCP & R will have everything needed for a fun day of fishing including the rods, reels, hooks, bobbers and baits.    Enjoy lunch at the park. NKB Concessions will be open. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, snacks, soda, water and sports drinks are available. There will also be prizes awarded for the ‘Big Fish of Each Species’ contest. Species categories will be bass, sunfish, catfish and carp. Door prizes will be given out to lucky participants throughout the event. Program Partner is the Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers.     Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, ; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Free event- KCP & R collects non – perishable food and self care donations for non – profit Be Concerned.; 859-525-7529 


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FREE FLEA IN THE FORT Families can have lots of fun at this NKY flea- jam to live music, pick up tasty bites from food trucks and browse over 70 local artisan and craftsman vendor booths. Tower Park , 900 South Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 859-572-1209 

SUMMERFAIR AT CONEY ISLAND Browse more than 300 artists wares, hear live music and sample gourmet food and drink at this annual event. Summerfair has been going on for 50 years and supports and promotes artists in Greater Cincinnati. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; $10 or $15 3-day pass; 513-531-0050 



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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).