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October 22, 2021

Plan Your NKY Weekend 5/3 – 5/5

NKY families, enjoy the weekend with your family! Pick up a free graphic novel for Free Comic Book Day or enjoy any of these great programs, below...

 

Friday, May 3

FREE LITTLE DA VINCIS

Have fun and get learning! Fridays at 10 a.m. kiddos are welcome to join the library for an art and STEM activity. Kenton Library- William E. Durr Branch, 1992 Walton Nicholson Road, Independence; 10 a.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

 

OPEN JUMP AT JUMP ZONE!

Are your kids bouncing off the walls with energy? Children 2 – 12 years old can bounce and slide with friends on 8 giant inflatables. There is also a new and improved toddler zone for youngsters 5 years old and under. Jump! Zone is under new management and is making lots of upgrades- including spring cleaning, more seating and family game nights- follow them on Facebook for more information. Jump Zone!, 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence; 5  – 8 p.m.; $10 per jumper. ; 859-283-5867 or jumpzoneparty.com.

 

Saturday, May 4

FREE  COMIC BOOK DAY

Happy Comic Book Day! Visit the library to meet comic book characters, create comic themed crafts, watch comic book movies and even take home one free comic (while supplies last).  Kenton Library- Covington Branch, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

 

FREE FAMILY LITERACY FAIR 2019

Community partners will be on site to answer questions and give information about local family resources. Screenings will be available for children; there will also be an activity room full of fun games, a Star Wars themed storytime and great tunes performed by Songs for Seeds. While supplies last, each child will receive a free book! CCPL Newport Branch, 901 East 6th St., Newport; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or cc-pl.org.

 

FREE KIDS’ STORYTIME

Bring the little ones to Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills for a wonderful kids’ storytime (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). Joseph-Beth Booksellers Crestview Hills Location, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or josephbeth.com.

 

FREE MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU MOVIE DAY

Grab your young padawans and head to the library for a fun Star Wars movie day. Covington Branch KCPL, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 12:30  – 4:30 p.m.; 859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

 

FREE SUPERHEROES AT THE LIBRARY!

POW! ZAP! ZOOOOOOM! Visit the library to make a superhero mask; pint-sized superheroes can also meet Captain Marvel, Spider Gwen, Black Widow, Wonder Woman and Super Girl! This will be a SUPER day for the entire family.  BCPL- Florence Branch, 7425 U.S. 42, Florence; 2 – 3 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

 

Sunday, May 5

 

FREE FORT THOMAS FOREST CONSERVANCY EARTH DAY

Explore local vendors booths, learn from educators and participate in workshops to make the planet a greater place! The second annual FTFC Earth Day will also include tons of family friendly activities, entertainment and food available for purchase.  Tower Park , 950 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 12 – 5 p.m.; facebook.com/events/868574203483910/?active_tab=discussion.

 

HALF PRICE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Through May 23, experience an amazing animal encounter at Newport Aquarium for half off. Make friends with a waddling, tuxedo-wearing bird during a penguin encounter or enjoy one of the aquarium’s other exciting and educational backstage animal encounters.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10 a.m.; All animal encounters half off of regular price; call or visit website pricing and time availability details. ; 18004063474 or newportaquarium.com.

 

More NKY Sunday Funday Activities:

 

DART RUSH

12 – 6 p.m.

1 Levee Way, Newport

Bring your blaster in and have a BLAST playing team games like capture the flag, last man standing and king of the hill!

$12 for 1 hour of play time.

Call 859-203-5370 or visit dartrush.com/cincinnati for more information.

 

TOTTER’S OTTERVILLE

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4314 Boron Drive, Covington

Let the kid’s burn off some steam with various play areas like a water table, pretend play zone indoor play center and more.

$8.95 for children, Free for adults.

Call 859-491-1441 or visit tottersotterville.com for more information.

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).