The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 18, 1991 · Page 27
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 27

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Friday, October 18, 1991
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Friday, October 18, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Family affairC-3 f Weekend family fare : ' TTT1 ML. lHIIWBHUIIIi.H.IPHIIIIWIMI . '-" ; rfn 'mi iwMiiwinpuwpiimipmwmuwuj ' ' What: BB River-boats fall color cruises. When: 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays in October; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3. Where: West side of Covington Landing. Cost: Adults $7, children $5, family package for four $22. Seniors on weekdays, $5. Reservations required. Information: 261-8500. The Cincinnati EnquirerCathy A. Lyons Kim Olberding, of Dayton, Ohio, enjoys a scenic view of downtown Cincinnati during a BB Riverboat cruise. FOREST FESTIVAL: An 18th-century military encampment, demonstrations of pioneer crafts, food, music, more at the Mount Airy Forest Festival, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Voluntary admission: $1 . 352-4080. KIDS AND CRITTERS: Hamilton County Park District's Woodland Mound Park in Anderson Township hosts a Kids Nature Weekend 1 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On tap: nature games at 1 and 5 p.m., hike at 2:30, live-animal programs. 474-0580. ART ON THE LOOSE: Reproductions of art works in the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection will be shown at Kenwood Towne Centre this weekend. "Art of African Americans" is 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and "Art of the First Americans" is noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Both days feature music, dance and hands-on art projects for children. 745-9100. TOUR DU JOUR: Three-dimensional Mesopotamian and Chinese stone and clay pieces are featured in a free family tour at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. 721-5204. PARENTING: Cincinnati Parents as Teachers programs this week: Dads and Kids Only, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Seven Hills Neighborhood House, 3806 Eastern Ave. 321-3927. Parent-Child Discussion Group, 1 p.m. Tuesday, South Fairmount Community Center, 1 631 Queen City Ave. 977-8070. ( PARK IT: Free Hamilton County Park District programs this week: gorge trail fall walk, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sharon Woods; autumn colors camera walk, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Miami Whitewater Forest; tree hike, 3 p.m. Sunday, Winton Woods. 521-7275, Ext. 40. FILM FUN: Children's Department of the Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., will show the films Slapstick, Berth Marks and Who's on First? at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. 369-6922. WALK AND TALK: William Howard Taft National Historic Site offers free walking tours of historic Auburn Avenue at 1 p.m. Sundays through October. A park service ranger conducts the one-hour tours, which include description of architecture and lifestyle of Cincinnati's first suburb. 684-3262. BOARD GAME: Children 5 and up will learn to create a ries-old African board game, Mankala, at this week's session of Cincinnati Park Board's craft series for children. It's 1 1 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Krohn Conservatory. $1 . 352-4090. SALT FEST: Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Ky., hosts its free Salt Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations and activities include leather work, pottery, storytelling, soap making, open-fire cooking, dulcimer playing, knife throwing and salt making. 606-384-3522. COSTUME CONTEST: Today is the last day to register children 12 and under for the Cincinnati Zoo's Oct. 26 Halloween costume contest. More than $1 ,000 in prizes from Toys R Us are up for grabs. Judging is based on originality of costume. 559-7721 . SUPER SATURDAY: Wednesday is the deadline for children ages 5-1 5 to apply for classes in the Super Saturday Program for gifted children. The program, affiliated with the Ohio Valley Association for Talented and Gifted, offers more than 30 courses in a variety of fields. 231 -9331. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: A free six-week parent education program will be offered by the Community Mental Health Centers of Warren County. Classes begin Oct. 28 at Waynesville Elementary and Nov. 5 at Morrow Elementary. Topics include child development, behavior modification and stress management for parents. Register by calling 933-1357 or 677-6357. STRING THING: Violinists in the Starling Preparatory String Project will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 556-41 83. ARTS FEST: St. Luke Hospital's Festival of the Arts to benefit the Community Pediatric Clinic for abused children is 7 p.m. Sunday at Florence Mall. Entertainment, food, prizes. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 572-3365. Fall for a leaf-peeping river cruise Bridge, floating restaurants, Serpentine Wall, John Johnston Family affair There's more to see beyond autumn color Mark Twain. Now there's a guy who knew how to enjoy a river. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he noted that ". . . there warn't no home like a raft. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft." Problem is, Twain didn't have to deal with a 7-month-old just learning to crawl, not to mention an antsy 3-year-old. Which is why when I take the family out on a river especially the Ohio River a raft just doesn't cut it. I'm looking for something a little more stable, a little more powerful, with a little more space between fore and aft for the 3-year-old to stretch his legs. Fall foliage This brings us to last Sunday, when my wife, son, daughter and I took an early evening BB Riverboats fall foliage cruise, one of many offered by the company. Advised to dress appropriately for the weather, we looked like a family embarking on the L&N Bridge. We passed a 1,200-foot coal-carrying barge, and learned that crews work 30 days, then take off 15. It's six hours on duty, six hours off, around the clock. Sleek speedboats whooshed by us and we wondered wistfully what the monthly payment must be. (At least I did.) Sipping cider We sipped hot cider and relaxed, which was a good thing to do after a weekend in Illinois visiting relatives. Die-hard leaf-peepers may find the foliage aspect of the cruise disappointing. You'll see a lot more leaves and more colorful ones . taking a two-hour drive in the country. But if you want to enjoy the river, even this time of year, this is a good way to do it. We went about five miles upriver, and then Capt. Holbrook turned the Kon-Tiki around. Cruising back downriver at about 5 mph, we saw the sun dip below the hills, silhouetting the bridges ahead... Holbrook, who began work for BB River-boats a few months ago, says her job is "certainly better than sitting in an office." No argument there. v the first leg of the Iditarod dog-sled race: winter coats, sweaters, hats, the whole deal. As it turned out, we could have done with a few less layers. Then again, one couldn't help but feel a bit warmer psychologically, at least on a boat named Kon-Tiki with a roof of thatch and fake palm trees planted in concrete. The open-air boat's claim to fame is its tropical-dinner cruises. This day it was a stand-in for the more traditional steamboat-era Becky Thatcher. , "It's moving!" my son announced as we pulled away from Covington Landing and headed upriver on a two-hour cruise. Soon the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge passed overhead, and then we glided by the mouth of the Licking River. Over a public address system, Capt. Debbie Holbrook noted other landmarks: the Central WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE All sofas $599 to $799 None higher All chairs '299 to s499 None higher Tables, Pillows, Lamps, Pictures, Priced to Sell! ONE DAY ONLY SAT., OCT. 19 Sell it today with a classified ad In The Enquirer Call 421-6300 4819 Cooper Rd. Kenwood Rd. 791-5570 Sidewalk Sale eeMoreGreeri This Fall 0 JTT A Don't Miss Miller Bros.' Big Fall Decorator Sale! Take advantage of big savings on fall's most beautiful colors, only at Miller Bros. Choose from a complete selection of premium Benjamin Moore interior paints, unique wallpaper patterns and window coverings in every shade imaginable. But hurry, because sales this great don't grow on trees. ART ON THE LOOSE Kenwood Towne Centre and the Cincinnati Art Museum are bringing you a whole new perspective on art this weekend. The event is called Art On The Loose. Come see this engaging public exhibit of "Off The Wall" ... a display of art reproductions presented courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum. On Saturday, we're celebrating the art of African-American artists. Then on Sunday, we'll feature works by Native Americans. There will be music, dance, and art demonstrations as well. Pick up a complete schedule of events at our Customer Service Centre. So set your imagination free this weekend at Kenwood Towne Centre. Join us for Art On The Loose! Where, as always, you can expect the unexpected. PAINT SAVE 20 per gallon Our Finest Regal Interior Paints. WINDOW COVERINGS uPto70OFF delTmar. window rovMiNi;t WALLPAPER up o 50 OFF In-Stock and Special Order Wallcoverings Including: Waverly Sanitas Croscill Laura Ashley Moored Be sure to look for other in-store specials! Milter Bros. f ( 1 PAINT & DECORATING Cincinnati Kenwood Towne Centre Aft Museum Exit 12 off 1-71 Nobody Colon Your Life Ukt Millar Brother. Mon.-Frl. 7:30-6 Sat 6 5 W Kopt MaiMfCird, Vlu md OlKOvar. , . H.-oiUo l biolliM nutwood 622-8484 Downtown 621-4678 6 Mil Centar 231-4470 Florno 371-0090 Fort Thomat 441-2143 Monlort Higbti-Chvlot 481-6014 Montgonwry 783 5760 Norwood 631-1517 Wett Chester 756-1200 HiirnT Pippin, Otoma Mmm llmitlM W4S, Oil On ("jiivji. Unimnnti Art Mumim, The Mwin ml Virginia Irwin Mrmnral

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