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Friday, September 13, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Family affaifC-3 - gpj Weekend family fare R enaissance Festival a work of art My 3-year-old, Joey, often mentions the names of the great Renaissance artists: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael. To him they aren't great artists, of course. They're the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Which raises a point about the Ohio Renaissance Festival near Waynesville: To have a good time, you don't have to know the difference between Michelangelo the painter of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and Michaelangelo the hero in a half shell. w&jfi fj ;v 4 tS$L Amelia Hawkins of Fairborn, J ' j iL m V Ohio, a folk and classical I J, i ' ( harpist, performs at the fair. John Johnston Family affair IT'S A NATURAL: Hamilton County Park District programs irH elude fall wildflowers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Miami Whitewater Forest; owls, 9 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Mound; Greater Cincinnati Story -telling Guild, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Farbach-Werner Nature Pre-serve. 521-7275, Ext. 40. DANCE TROUPE: Burevestnik, a Ukrainian dance troupe, ' ' performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the School for Creative and " Performing Arts theater, 1310 Sycamore St., sponsored by the school and Cincinnati-Kharkov Sister Cities Project. $10. 632-5910. PEEK AT THE PAST: See how settlers dipped candles, shot flintlocks, made toys, cooked and more during Hamilton County' ( Park District's Weekend in 1 800, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Lookout. 521 -7275. t '. ', OPERA AUDITION: Auditions (by invitation only) for the 1992. i Young American Artists Program will be held in Cincinnati in January. Application deadline: Oct. 15. Write Anne Schmidt, Cincinnati Opera, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45210. 621-1919, Ext. , 220. ALL THAT GLITTERS: Exhibit of minerals and related hands-on activities begins Saturday at the Behringer-Crawford ' Museum, Devou Park, Covington. $2 adults, $1 children 3-1 8 -:l and seniors. Also, duplicate minerals, seashells and office equipment will be for sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (for teachers, scout leaders, other educators only) and Sunday (general pub- 1 ,. lie). 491-4003. FREE FLICK: Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., presents In Search of Astronauts at 1 0:30 a.m. Saturday in the Children's Department. 369-6922. FAMILY FUN TOUR: A free tour involving the Asian Treasure,', Chest and Japanese Tea Ceremony Cart is at the Cincinnati Art , Museum, 1 p.m. Saturday. 721-5204. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The National Park Service celebrates . President William Howard Taft's 134th with costumed partyers, cake, ice cream 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also: Victorian games, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and Flying Cloud Vintage Dance Troupe, 1 :30 p.m. Sunday. 684-3262. ON YOUR TOES: College-Conservatory of Music preparato-';; ry ballet auditions are today at 4 p.m. (ages 8-1 0, no experience); 5 p.m. (8-12, one year's experience); and 6 p.m. (13 and up, two to three years' experience). 556-2700. SO LONG, SUMMER: A Civil War encampment, children's "-activities and carnival games are planned for the Montgomery ' County Historical Society's free Farewell to Summer Family Festival, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Patterson Homestead, Dayton. 1-228-6271. HOME WORK: The Older Moms' Network of Greater Cincin ,, I U- - v. The Cincinnati EnquirerCathy A. Lyons Demonstrating jouster prowess Sir Konnor (Kevin Stillwell) knocks over Sir Thomas (Kent Shelton) during a performance at the Ohio Renaissance Festival near Waynesville. forms with the Magnificent Sloan Gypsies. He has college degrees in music performance and composition, but these days makes his living lying on a bed of nails. When partner Steven Pack of Cleveland isn't sledgehammering concrete blocks on Peck's stomach, a member of the audience is standing on it. "It hurts every time I'm on (the nails)," Peck says backstage after a performance. "Fortunately, the little red spots go away." With games and music and some non-mechanical rides on hand, there's something here to keep most all ages occupied. But parents, take note: The comedy can be a bit bawdry at times. And young children should be reminded that when jousting knights on horseback do "battle to the death," it's make-believe. Part of the fun, too, is bantering with the villagers. When David and Judy Beery of Columbus crossed the Kissing Bridge, they were stopped by Rowan the Herb Woman (Carla Rubey of Whitesburg, Ky.) and peasant Digby Greenhoe (Mike Walsh of Hillsboro). "Anyone who crosses (the bridge) must kiss someone," Digby explains. " 'Tis the toll," Rowan adds. Judy Beery chose to kiss her husband rather than Digby, who Rowan describes as "the dirtiest man in the whole shire. We bathe him once a year." He looks the part. Our first clue that this festival is different than most comes when we are greeted outside the castlelike entrance by a fellow who introduces himself as Volker Dann of Ross, a seadog wearing boots, pantaloons and a memory belt bearing trinkets from his travels. Volker (also known as James Daniel Ross of Cheviot) says he has recently arrived on the Ghost Girl from India and is "looking for crew mates and some such." "Say hello to . everyone you meet," Volker directs newcomers, "or you might find something in your bed tomorrow morning that's not quite pleasant!" Then we enter Willy Nilly on the Wash, a 30-acre village where the language, culture and clothing of the 16th century are re-created. King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, are there, along with their royal court, villagers, craftspeople, musicians, food sellers and acting troupes. Soon a sword fight is brewing. An unchivalrous swordsman called Antoine boasts that men are better than women, and a female musketeer, Nicole, is out to prove him wrong. History tells us that one day Antoine will be known as a male chauvinist pig. But this is 1533, so he is Antoine the Swine. Before unsheathing his sword, Antoine takes trumpet in hand and plays the familiar theme to a boxing movie starring Sylvester Stallone. "Now we're off to a rocky start," Nicole deadpans. If you go What: Ohio Renaissance Festival. When: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Where: Interstate 71 and Ohio 73, five miles east of Waynesville. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 5-12; free children under 5. Free parking. Information: 897-7000. nati presents "12 Ways to Make Money and Still Stay Home with, the Children," 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Crescent Women's Medical Center, Blue Ash. $8. Reservations: 891 -021 1 . " ; ALL ABOARD: Railway Exposition Co., 315 W. Southern Ave., Covington, a rail-yard museum of historic trains, is open 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. $2 adults, $1 , children 1 2 and under or $5 family. 491 -7245. POSTER CONTEST: High school students may enter Fine Arts Sampler Weekend poster contest, sponsored by Cincinnati Bell. Entries should interpret theme "More than meets the eye." Deadline: Oct. 10.871-2787. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: Community Mental Health Centers of Warren County will offer a free six-week, parent-edu- the quaint tongue of the times. Mike Sakuta and Nicole Harsch, who engage in comedy swordplay as Antoine and Nicole, drive to the festival every weekend from Atlanta, where they are working toward doctorates in inorganic chemistry and cognitive psychology, respectively, at Emory University. Christopher Peck of Toledo per But the festival isn't. Attendance stands at 46,000 through the first three weekends of its six-weekend run, festival president Peter Carroll says. Last year's total attendance was 40,000. Visitors find some 110 costumed entertainers a mix of professional acts and street characters on hand, many speaking in cation program in seven Warren County school districts. For in- formation on locations and times, call 932-1 119. HALL OF FAME: The College Football Hall of Fame at Kings . Island is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 398-5410. Flashing Knives i Sizzling Steak Clip Coupon . . . . 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