Monday, August 21, 2000


A guide to help make your day

               Reds: First game in this series with Philadelphia, 7:35 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Christina Aguilera: The 19-year-old Best New Artist Grammy winner plays 7 p.m. today at Riverbend Music Center. $27.50-$37.50. 562-4949.

        At Bogart's: Lucy Pearl plays 8 p.m. today at the Corryville Club, 2621 Vine St. $20-$22.50. 562-4949.

        American Legion Band: Enjoy a free concert of Broadway and movie themes, waltzes, marches, more, 7:30 p.m. today at Arlington Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mount Healthy. 521-7003.

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

        A taste of fashion: The Cincinnati West Christian Women's Club presents its annual loungewear fashion show-luncheon 11:30 a.m. today at Best Western Springdale Hotel. $12.50. Reservations required: 761-3091 or 829-5701.

               TV picks: Delcan and Peggy (Adrian Pasdar, Rae Dawn Chong) investigate a haunted railroad crossing on Mysterious Ways (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22), which moves to the Pax TV 8 p.m. Tuesday on Tristate cable systems.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the “Best of WCET-TV” fund-drive special today is American Dream: Andrea Bocelli's Statue of Liberty Concert (9:30 p.m., Channel 48).

        Web site of the day: With the Pregnancy Calculator, the Medical College of Wisconsin provides a handy guide for timing a blessed event. Try

               Easy rider: Graco Children's Products has introduced the Sterling LiteRider Travel System ($199.99), a stroller/car seat combo that is lightweight and easy to maneuver. The stroller has a parent organizer/cup holder and storage pouch on the rear canopy, and it folds with one hand. Available at major retailers and baby boutiques.

               24 hours out: Nothing Sacred Players Improv Troop presents improvisational comedy done a la Whose Line is It Anyway, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday at Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., downtown. 421-6234.

        48 hours out: Joe Hoffert discusses and signs The Cases of Kye Redfoot, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Cincinnati Dancesport event featuring amateur and professional ballroom, swing and salsa dancers begins three days of competitions and performances at the Regal Hotel, Fifth and Race streets, downtown. $20-$30. 281-5500.

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