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October 17, 2021

This Week’s Best Bets- April 26th through May 2nd

 

 

Be sure to check out these events and have a wonderful week!!! 

-Your Cincy Fam

 

Monday, April 26th


FULL MOON WALK (register) 

Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon, natural history moments and special readings. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up.  This month’s sky will feature a Super Egg Moon.

Long Branch Farm 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, Oh

8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $10 nonmembers, includes daily admission; $5 members 

513-831-1711 or cincynature.org

 

Tuesday, April 27th

LILYPAD YOGA KIDS (register) 

Children can build awareness, mindfulness and learn how to express themselves creatively with some morning yoga at LilyPad. 

LilyPad Play, 2008 Madison Road, Cincinnati

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; $15 per class

513-321-1379 or lilypadplay.com.

 

Wednesday, April 28th

PRE-K PREP PLAYTIME AT WRTS (register) 

Pre-school aged children will enjoy arts and crafts, stories, music, dramatic play and gym time during this NEW program. 

We Rock The Spectrum , 4060 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; $30 per day

513-429-5905 or werockthespectrumcincinnati.com

 

Thursday, April 29th

FREE BOARD GAME TIME @ MILK & BEANS (register) 

Families can enjoy a variety of board games  or even bring one from home during game time.  Milk & Beans , 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; included with $6.50 per child playpass

859-360-0257 or milkandbeans.net

 

Friday, April 30th

FREE INATURALIST CITY NATURE CHALLENGE WEEKEND (register) Hike, observe, photograph and catalog; families can learn how to be citizen scientists during this fun nature-challenge program. Please download the iNaturalist app prior to program.  Choose from:

  • California Woods Nature Preserve | 5400 Kellogg Ave. | April 30, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
  • Burnet Woods | 3251 Brookline Ave. | April 30, 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Avod Woods Nature Preserve | 4235 Paddock Road | April 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Various Cincinnati Parks, Cincinnati

513-231-8678 or explorenature.regfox.com/inatbioblitzaprilmay21 

 

Saturday, May 1

CCAC CARPOOL CINEMA (register) Drive up and enjoy an outdoor movies at the Clifton Recreation Center! Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis; lot opens at 7:30 p.m.   April 24: Sonic the Hedgehog May 1: Annie 

Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue, Cincinnati

7:30 p.m.; $5 per car/van; 513-497-2860 or cliftonculturalarts.org

FREE FREE ENTRY DAY AT GREAT PARKS 

The Great Parks of Hamilton County boasts more than 17,700 acres of natural habitat, trails, playground, dog parks, golf courses, lakes, rivers and so much more! Explore what nature has to offer without the need of a Great Parks Motor Vehicle on select days in 2021. 

Great Parks of Hamilton County

parks open dawn until dusk

513-521-7275 or greatparks.org

 

FREE RUN FOR THE ROSES VIEWING

Grab a hat and get ready for the races; the Kentucky Derby will be on the big screen and guests can enjoy themed drinks and snacks. 

Newport on the Levee Aquarium Plaza, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 11 a.m.; food and drink available for purchase

newportonthelevee.com/events

 

FREE SPRING POTTERY FAIR 

Learn all about pottery and support the many talented clay artists from the area.  

1523 Madison Road, Cincinnati

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Event hosted by Clay Alliance

 

 

Sunday, May 2

 

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 local artisan and craftsman vendor booths.

Fort Thomas Mess Hall lawn, 801 Cochran Avenue, Fort Thomas

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

859-572-1209 or ftthomas.org

 

SPRING SUNSHINE CRAFTS (register)

Capture the sun and colors of spring by gathering natural materials to create a unique sun-catcher. 

Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford

10 a.m., 12 p.m.; included with daily admission, $9 adults, $4 children; free for members

513-831-1711 or cincynature.org

ZOO BABIES (register) 

Bring the family to meet the Zoo’s newest family members, the zoo babies. Six-foot-tall stork statues will lead visitors to adorable baby animals throughout the zoo.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

513-281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org/events/zoo-babies

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).