Sunday, September 19, 1999

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT
        • Burlington Antiques Show:
8 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Boone County Fairgrounds. $3, $5 for early birds (5-8 a.m.). 922-5265.

        • Visit the steamboat era: At the Tall Stacks cookbook event, featuring Steam Cuisine '99, 2 p.m. today, Borders Books & Music, Eastgate. 943-0068.

        • Evening of jazz: The Little Chicago Jazz Society brings Jean Kittrell and the St. Louis Rivermen to Hamilton's Hamiltonian Hotel, 7:30-10 p.m. today, $10-$12. 863-8873.

        • Hey, thanks: Today is Customer Appreciation Day at Stricker's Grove in Ross. With rides, food and more. Noon-8 p.m.; rides open 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. 521-9747.

        • Grandparents Day: Today, the Cincinnati Zoo, Avondale, is offering one free admission for a grandparent with the purchase of a full-priced child's admission ($4.75). Gates open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 281-4700.

        • Deerfield Day: Get music, hayrides, a classic car cruise-in and a polo match at Deerfield Day, 1 p.m.-dusk today, polo field at 9141 Mason-Montgomery Road. 683-5805.

        • Benefit concert: Today,, Ginny Frazier and Circles and Arrows perform a benefit concert, 6 p.m. at Off the Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St., Northside. $7-$10. 221-2822.

        • Book signing: Author Judy Pettigrew signs and discusses If I Should Die Before I Wake, 2-3 p.m.today,, Grailville Art and Bookstore in Loveland. 683-0202.

STAYING IN
        • TV picks:
One of the greatest Simpsons episodes repeats today (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45) with Homer and Ned Flanders going for broke in Las Vegas. Tape the show to savor the background jokes, like the casino named “Newark, Newark.” And Tony Danza's Noah is a charming Disney family film about a home builder ridiculed for building an ark in his spare time (7 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says baseball fans should stop by the Ballpark Cafe (9 p.m. today, Food Network) for a tour of baseball cuisine, including Cincinnati's Gold Star Chili dogs and Montgomery Inn barbecue, in a special by former Channel 9 employees Stuart Zanger and Larry Deal.

THE GOODS
(What's in stores today)

        • Monkey time: The Amazing Sea-Monkey Fun Time Aquarium Watch by Exploratoy makes the original sea monkeys more portable fun. The five-function digital watch lets you wear the briny buddies on the wrist. The watch comes with a packet of water purifier, a packet of sea-monkey eggs, sea-monkey food and an aqua leash to help transfer the sea monkeys from your aquarium to the watch and back again.

PLANNING AHEAD
        • A day away:
The Kroger Senior Classic begins Monday and continues through next Sunday at the Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason. $25 a day. 398-5742.

        • 48 hours out: Paul Provost, senior vice president of Christie's, lectures on Duveneck, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Taft Museum, downtown. $5. Reservations: 241-0343, Ext. 19.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Thinking about resuming your higher education? Attend the free seminar “Getting Ahead By Going Back,” 6:30-9 p.m., The Union Institute, Avondale. 861-6400.

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