Sunday, August 20, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Reds: Final game in Pittsburgh series, 1:15 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        All About Kids: The celebration of everything kids continues noon-6 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown. Mini-NASCAR track, animals, puppets, more. $3-$6. 684-0501.

        Black Family Reunion: Festivities continue 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Sawyer Point, downtown, with family activities, information booths, vendors, more. Live music lineup features blues acts 1-5 p.m (including an appearance by Little Milton), and gospel fest 5-9 p.m. 679-6000.

        Abracadabra: The perennial showcase for the best names in magic continues 2 and 7 p.m. todayat Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park. $15-$41. 421-3888.

        Tomato fest: Tomato recipes, contests, more at the Tomato and Fantastic Sunflower Festival presented by Civic Garden Center, noon-4 p.m. today, 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. 221-0981.

Staying In

        TV picks: Deerfield Township resident Jim Baldwin, Lebanon's municipal cable TV system administrator, hops into Regis Philbin's hot seat on Who Wants to be a Millionaire (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says the Discovery Channel repeats its amazing Walking with Dinosaurs today (8-11 p.m.).

        Web site of the day: Can't wait for downloads? The site offers short, original movies made specifically for the Internet. Most of the films are short and play directly over a dial-up connection, so those of us still waiting for broadband can enjoy them.

Brand Spanking New

        Hot dog! If summer heat has your dog digging holes in the dirt and crawling under cars for shade, In the Company of Dogs, a catalog company and e-tailer, has cleaner, classier and more expensive relief: Bau Wau Haus, an ornamental wrought-iron trellis that can be complemented with flowering, climbing vines. Prices: $850 (small) and $975 (large). (800) 924-5050; Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The year-round gardening series at West Fork Branch Library continues 7 p.m. Monday with “Tips on Turf,” 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

        48 hours out: Sheryl Felner and Lora Kuhn of the Junior League of Cincinnati discuss I'll Cook When Pigs Fly, the cookbook compiled by the organization, 7 p.m. Tuesdayat Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Oval Opus plays Rhythm and Blues Cafe, 1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 684-0080.

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