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Hello Everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. I never thought I would hear it, but my kids didn't want to go outside on the fourth because it was so hot. They even chose watching a movie ...

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World Choir Games

World Choir Games

DAILY FREE EVENTS SCHEDULE2012 World Choir GamesTHURSDAY, JULY 5, 201211:00am MULTIPLE CHOIR PRESENTATION - Global Village - Fountain Square11:00am Pin Trading - Fountain Square (Open Trading - Bring a pin, trade a pin)2:30pm Friendship Concert - Cincinnati Art Museum2:30pm Friendship ...

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Macaroni Made

Macaroni Made

This yummy summertime salad is healthy, easy and delicious. It looks great too, making it a perfect dish to bring to potlucks or outdoor gatherings. Pair with a grilled chicken breast for a nutritious meal. Dressing: 1 cup vegetable oil ...

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Macaroni Menus

Macaroni Menus

My in-laws were here visiting about a week ago and I love trying out new recipes on them. And luckily, they don't mind when I do! Here was a winner; the perfect sweet and tangy end to a meal which ...

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Macaroni Made

Macaroni Made

Sparklers,while pretty, are extremely dangerous and not meant for children. Mac Kid wants you to have a safe Fourth of July complete with some SAFE SPARKLERS! This craft is easy to do with the kiddos and just as pretty! What ...

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Macaroni Travel

Summer Travel Plans? Don't leave home without consulting Macaroni Kid! Did you know Macaroni Kid is a national organization with over 400 local editions throughout the United States? With summer here, many families are planning vacations near and far. Whether ...

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Raising a Difficult Child

Raising a Difficult Child

I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. Because I constantly revisit what is a good parent? And for every happy, proud moment there are a thousand small deaths ...

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  • 20 May
    to
    31 Dec

    Cincinnati Museum Center - Daily Experiences

    Where: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
    When: 9:00 AM Times vary by event/expereince
    Who: Anyone and Everyone
    How: Click the link to get connected to what is happening each day at the museum ...
    Cost: Standard admission prices, or free with membership.

    Check out the Museum Center Calendar each day for a ...

  • 28 May
    to
    03 Sep

    Blue Star Museums Initiative (free entry for military)

    Where: Cincinnati Museums Participating
        * American Sign Museum
        * The Betts House
        * Harriet Beecher Stowe House
        * Taft Museum ...
    When: Museum operating hours
    Who: All Active Duty Military Personnel and up to 5 family members
    How: --
    Cost: The free admission is available to active duty military members and up to 5 family ...

    Beginning May 28th through September 3rd, 2012, more than 1,500 ...

  • 04-07
    July

    TRAIL SCAVENGER HUNT WEEK

    Where: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Pin Oak Trail
    When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Who: Families
    How: --
    Cost: (Free)
    Unless otherwise stated, the above programs are free and open to the public.  A ...

    Each day you can meet the naturalist at the nature ...

  • 06
    July

    FUN FRIDAYS: ANIMAL APPETITES

    Where: Woodland Mound 
    When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Children 6-12
    How: Pre-registration required.
    Register for one or all three Fridays in July.
    Cost: $10.00/day, three days prior
    Unless otherwise stated, the above programs are free and ...

    Parents can register children for a morn­ing of fun in ...

  • 06
    July

    CAMPFIRE FUN - Hamilton County Parks

    Where: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: families
    How: --
    Cost: This program is free.

    Bring your campfire dinners and roasting sticks for cooking, up ...

  • 07
    July

    Kids Workshop at Home Depot--Build an Organizer

    Where: Pleasant Ridge 3400 Highland Av, Cincinnati 513-631-1705
    Western Hills 6300 Glenway Av, Cincinnati 513-661-2413
    Crescent ...
    When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who:
    Designed for children ages 5 - 12

    How: Just show up!
    Cost: FREE

    Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops!• FREE hands-on ...

  • 07
    July

    ManaTots Story Time - Blue Manatee

    Where: Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore and decafe
    When: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Who: Toddlers / Tots
    How: --
    Cost: free

    By popular demand, for weekday workers and weekend wakers - ...

  • 07-29
    July

    Butterfly Show - On Wings Of Harmony

    Where: Krohn Conservatory
    When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: **
    Cost: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children (5-12) $4
    $10 Unlimited Admission Pins
    Family Packs are also ...

    EXTENDED!!!Butterfly Show - On Wings of Harmony“On Wings of Harmony” ...

  • 07
    July

    Imagination Destination Summer Reading Program

    Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Newport on the Levee
    1 Levee Way Suite 2127, Newport, KY 41071
    When: 10:00 AM
    Who: Kids grades 1-6
    How: Just come in and register
    Cost: free

    Special Event, Children's EventPick up your journal today! Until September ...

  • 07
    July

    Language Story Times - Blue Manatee

    Where: Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore and decafe
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: families
    How: --
    Cost: free

    Hola! Allo! Bonjour!

  • 07
    July

    America Rocks

    Where: Barnes & Noble Cincinnati - Sycamore Plaza at Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236,
    When: 11:00 AM
    Who: families
    How: Just show up!
    Cost: free

    StorytimeKeep the Fourth of July festivities going by joining us ...

  • 07
    July

    CRITTERS & CRAFTS

    Where: Winton Woods/Harbor
    When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Who: Families
    How: --
    Cost: Small fee for optional crafts.
    A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 ...

    Drop by anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm to ...

  • 07
    July

    FOSSIL HUNT

    Where: Sharon Woods/Sharon Centre
    When: 2:00 PM
    Who: Everyone
    How: Col­lecting is prohibited.
    Cost: free and open to the public.  A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ...

    Explore Sharon Creek with the naturalist to find out what ...

  • 07
    July

    FIREFLY FUN

    Where: Miami Whitewater Forest/Timberlakes Program Shelter
    When: 8:30 PM
    Who: Anyone allowed to stay up that late!
    How: --
    Cost: Free and open to the public.  A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ...

    Meet the naturalist for an exciting introduction to these mysterious ...

  • 07
    July

    SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: UNBALANCED

    Where: Winton Woods Harbor Amphitheater
    When: 9:00 PM
    Who: Everyone
    How: --
    Cost: Free and open to the public.  A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ...

    Come enjoy an evening of local live music at Winton ...

  • 08
    July

    KALEIDOSCOPE HIKE

    Where: Hamilton County Parks
    When: 11:00 AM
    Who: Families
    How: register at GreatParks.org by 6/28
    Cost: $5.00
    A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10.00 annual; $3 ...

    Make a kaleidoscope to take home and onto the trail. ...

  • 08
    July

    SCATOLOGY

    Where: Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center 
    When: 2:00 PM
    Who: Everyone
    How: --
    Cost: Free
    A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10.00 annual; $3.00 ...

    During this not so smelly program, we'll learn all kinds ...

  • 08
    July

    FOUNTAIN SQUARE MOVIE SUNDAY

    Where: Fountain Square - 5th & Vine Streets, Cincinnati , OH
    When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Who: Families
    How: Every Sunday bring the family down to the Square and sit back, relax, and enjoy ...
    Cost: Free
    Adult beverages and soft drinks will also available for purchase.

    One of our most popular summer events, Movie Night presents ...

  • 09
    July

    Free Family Film Festival – (OH) Rave Cinemas

    Where: Participating Ohio Cinemas
    Western Hills 14 - 5870 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45248   (513) 574-4315
    Milford ...
    When: 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:30am
    Who: Families
    How: Come early to get a good seat
    Cost: Free Movie admission.  Concessions for purchase. Free Icee upgrade when kids combo is purchased: http ...

    Twice a week for 9 weeks this summer, Rave cinemas ...

  • 09
    July

    Free Family Film Festival – (KY) Rave Cinemas

    Where: Participating KY Cinemas
    Florence 14
    7860 Mall Road Florence, KY 41042   (859) 282-6619
    When: 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:30am
    Who: Families
    How: Come early to get a good seat
    Cost: Free Movie admission.  Concessions for purchase. Free Icee upgrade when kids combo is purchased: http ...

    Twice a week for 9 weeks this summer, Rave cinemas ...

  • 09-28
    July

    Daily Penguin Parade at Newport Aquarium

    Where: One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
    When: 10:15 AM
    Who: Newport Aquarium
    How: Parade is free; admission to aquarium requires purchase
    Cost: $22/adult

    Watch and enjoy the daily Penguin Parade with an African ...

  • 09-08
    July

    Animal Friends Humane Society Adoption Event

    Where: Location: Moochie & Co.
    Contact: 513-791-4846
    When: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Who: Furry Animal Friendly Families
    How: Just go!
    Cost: --

    Moochie & Co. is proud to partner with Animal Friends ...

  • 10 Jul
    to
    05 Nov

    MIGHTY MIKE & GATOR ALLEY

    Where: Newport Aquarium - One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
    When: 9:00 AM
    Who: Family Fun (all ages)
    How: The Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons ...
    Cost: Free with admission to the aquarium

    Newport Aquarium -- Gator AlleyThe Newport Aquarium invites guests to ...

  • 11
    July

    Touch A Truck

    Where: Springfield Township
    The back parking lot behind the Administration Parking Lot
    Parking: Please park behind ...
    When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Who: Truck Lovers -- kids and adults
    How: Roll on in and experience Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks!
    Food: No need to scramble ...
    Cost: FREE ADMISSION!

    Big trucks have always amazed kids! The Touch A Truck ...

  • 11
    July

    CRAFTY CRITTERS

    Where: Woodland Mound/ Seasongood Nature Center
    When: 11:00 AM
    Who: Children ages three to 12
    How: Just stop by
    Cost: $1.00/craft, payable at the door
    A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle ...

    Children can make up to two differ­ent themed crafts to ...

  • 12
    July

    Free Family Film Festival – (OH) Rave Cinemas

    Where: Participating Ohio Cinemas
    Western Hills 14 - 5870 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45248   (513) 574-4315
    Milford ...
    When: 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:30am
    Who: Families
    How: Come early to get a good seat
    Cost: Free Movie admission.  Concessions for purchase. Free Icee upgrade when kids combo is purchased: http ...

    Twice a week for 9 weeks this summer, Rave cinemas ...

  • 12
    July

    Free Family Film Festival – (KY) Rave Cinemas

    Where: Participating KY Cinemas
    Florence 14
    7860 Mall Road Florence, KY 41042   (859) 282-6619
    When: 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:30am
    Who: Families
    How: Come early to get a good seat
    Cost: Free Movie admission.  Concessions for purchase. Free Icee upgrade when kids combo is purchased: http ...

    Twice a week for 9 weeks this summer, Rave cinemas ...

  • 13
    July

    CAMPFIRE FUN - Hamilton County Parks

    Where: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: families
    How: --
    Cost: This program is free.

    Bring your campfire dinners and roasting sticks for cooking, up ...

  • 13-15
    July

    Cincinnati Reds - Home Games

    Where: Great American Ballpark
    When: 7:10 PM 8:00pm (Sun)
    Who: All ages
    How: SATURDAY - Reds Lawn Flag. Mark your yard as Reds Country with this flag, free to ...
    Cost: Varying Prices

    Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - At Home GamesFRIDAY ...

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  • 08
    July

    CREEKING FUN

    Where: We will carpool to New­berry Wildlife Sanctuary. Farbach-Werner Nature Pre­serve
    When: 2:00 PM
    Who: Adults and Children ages 10 and up may register
    How: Free, register at GreatParks.org by 7/2
    Cost: Unless otherwise stated, the above programs are free and open to the public.  A valid ...

    Let's explore the creek and search for things living and ...

  • 09
    July

    Make a Mess at the Manatee (* Pre-registration Required)

    Where: blue manatee children's bookstore
    When: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Who: 2-4 year old
    How: Register your 2-4 year old by calling 731.2665, or by stopping by the store.
    Cost: $5/child, ages 2-4

    Join Ms. Kelli every Monday to enjoy this wonderful outlet ...

  • 13
    July

    FISHING FEVER

    Where: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
    When: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Who: Everyone
    How: Must pre-register at least 2 days in advance.
    Call (513) 521-3276 ext. 100 to register.
    Cost: $3.00/ person, two days prior
    Unless otherwise stated, the above programs are free and ...

    Learn the basics of fishing, go fishing in our catch ...

  • 13
    July

    FUN FRIDAYS: ANIMAL APPETITES

    Where: Woodland Mound
    When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Children age 6-12
    How: Pre-Register at least 3 days in advance.
    Register for one or all three Fridays in ...
    Cost: $10.00/day, three days prior
    A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ...

    Parents can register children age six to 12 for a ...

  • 13
    July

    Cincinnati Museum Center - FREE FRIDAYS

    Where: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
    When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Who: Museum lovers of all ages
    How: --
    Cost: Parking is $4 for vehicles arriving after 4:30 p.m. and $6 for vehicles ...

    Free Fridays are back at Cincinnati Museum Center — and ...

  • 13-15
    July

    Queen City Sausage Festival - Newport's Riverfront Levee

    Where: Newport's Riverfront Levee
    When: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM See below for details.
    Who: Families
    How: Friday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Fireworks after the Reds game!)
    Saturday ...
    Cost: * Free Admittance.
    * Ample parking (not free).

    The Queen City Sausage Festival is dedicated to the region's ...

  • 14
    July

    LOWES kids build & grow workshops

    Where: Local Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: kids and parents
    How: Register at: http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx
    Registration opens a few weeks before each ...
    Cost: free

    Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and ...

  • 15
    July

    LOWES kids build & grow workshops

    Where: Local Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Who: kids and parents
    How: Register at: http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx
    Registration opens a few weeks before each ...
    Cost: free

    Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and ...


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