Sunday, July 30, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Jazz fest: P. Ann Everson-Price, Boney James, The Whispers, Gerald Levert and Chaka Khan begin playing 8 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $25-$35. 562-4949.

        More jazz: Billy Larkin plays at Big Pig Jazz Gigs series, 2-5 p.m. today in the Cincinnati Art Museum sculpture garden. Museum admission and music is free in honor of public art project. 721-2787.

        Lebanese Festival: The congregation of St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church presents the annual Mahrajan (festival), noon-9 p.m. today at the church, 2524 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. Lebanese foods, dancing and grocery, plus kids' games, poker, more. 961-0120.

        Summer music games: The international drum corps competition and performance comes to Fairfield Stadium 7 p.m. today (located on Ohio 4). $10-$18. 829-6455.

        Quilt show: Opening reception for annual quilt show 3-5 p.m. today at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 863-8873.

Staying In

        TV picks: Good nite! Nick at Nite celebrates its 15th anniversary with TV producers Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Garry Marshall, James L. Brooks and Sherwood Schwertz commenting on their favorite creations: Gilligan's Island (9 p.m.), Happy Days (9:30), All in the Family (10), The Dick Van Dyke Show (10:30), Taxi (11) and The Brady Bunch (11:30).

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Roses are red: For creative kids too good for pencil and paper, Magnetic Poetry now offers six themes in its Backpack Poet line of words on magnetic tiles. Choose from Friends Forever, Hugs & Kisses, Rant & Rave, Wild Things, Smile and Superstar. Each colorful kit — $6.95 — comes with 100 tiles in a plastic carrying case that latches onto bag straps or sashes. For more information about products and retail locations, go to www.magneticpoetry.com or call (800) 720-7269.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Known best for his early-70s classic “Mr. Bojangles,” Jerry Jeff Walker plays 8 p.m. Monday at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $15-$18. 779-9462.

        48 hours out: Inspirational writing teacher Bud Gardner discusses and signs Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Hamilton County Fair kicks off 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Carthage (near corner of Vine Street and Paddock Road). $7. 761-4224.

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