Jumpstart's Read for the Record Was Oct.3rd
Once again the Cincinnati Team read to children during the celebration of Jumpstart's Read for the Record. We read "Otis" to three first grade classrooms and gave each child their very own book to take home to their family. For some of the children, this may be the first book they have owned.
What is Jumpstart? Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, is the one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to read the same book.. This year, people across the country read the children’s book "Otis" by Loren Long, a local Cincinnati author.
Here is a picture we took while reading to the first grade children at the Academy of World Languages. Nearly 50% of the children in the school are from other countries and English is their second language.
Duke Energy Children's Museum - Super Sprouts
Create a masterpiece with your little ones! This free, art program for children 5 and younger meets twice a week in the Celebration Room. The first session is on Mondays between 11 am - 2 pm and the second on Thursdays for 2-4 pm. They will be showing different artists, cultures, art movements and artistic styles.
Playful Puppets - October 14th or 17th - Create your own creature and perform your own puppet show.
Modern Masterpieces - October 21st or 24th - Listen to jumpin' jazz music and use your imagination from looking at the pop art of Stuart Davis.
Sugar Skulls - October 28th or 31st - Celebrate the Mexican holiday, Dia de Los Muertos and create a sweet art project.
Northern Kentucky Wine Festival - October 16th
Come out to the historic MainStrasse Village and take part in the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival from 3-10 pm. It will feature Kentucky's own wineries as well as local food, artisans and live entertainment. Admission of $10 includes a souvenir wine glass and 4 sample tickets. Additional sample tickets are $1 or 6/$5.
Sounds like a great way to find local wines that you want to try again at home!
Devou Park Fall Festival - October 20th
Spend the day, from noon to 5 pm, celebrating fall in Devou Park at the Drees Pavilion Overlook. Experience music and a variety of activities from dancing to face painting, horse and carriage rides, carnival games and food vendors at the most breathtaking viewpoint of the city. Make sure you stop by Behringer Crawford Museum's booth at the festival for more great fun!
Zak Morgan Performs at Smale Park - October 14th
The final exciting date for family performances will be at Smale Park on October 14th from 2-4 pm. Back by popular demand is Zak Morgan, Grammy nominee, with his unique brand of children's music. He brings the audience his on brand of songs and poems with wit and charm. They will inspire and tickle the funny bone of children and adults alike. Bring your family, blankets and smiles for this great fun!
Magical Forest Halloween Hikes - October 18th and 19th
Caldwell Nature Preserve is holding walks through a pumpkin-lit trail and bringing you costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary walk appropriate for children from 3-10. Hikes start at 7pm with groups of 25, leaving every 5 minutes. Each hike lasts approximately one hour. Reservations are required with a $3 charge per group. Call 513-321-6208 to set a time.