Monday, January 01, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day


Going Out
               New kids in town: The year 2000 has come and gone and with it, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's 125th anniversary year. But remnants of the birthday year continue to roam the grounds — 125 new animals introduced throughout the year. Wouldn't this frosty New Year's Day be a good time to head on up and do your Welcome Wagon act? 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 3400 Vine St.; $11, $8.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 2-12; free to children under age 2; $5 parking. 281-4700.

        Rosie's: The eclectic little neighborhood bar on a Covington back street hosts Nurse a Hangover Day for sadder but wiser party-goers recuperating from the night before. Complete with Bloody Mary specials and owner Dianne Gamble behind the bar. 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Sixth and Bakewell streets, Covington. (859) 291-9707.

Staying In
               • Catholic Radio: Roman Catholic radio debuts today on WNOP-AM (740), as Sacred Heart Radio puts Mother Angelica's EWTN audio programming on the former jazz station.

        • WGUC: Cincinnati's Classical Public Radio (90.9 FM) presents the traditional New Year's Day concert of the distinguished Vienna Philharmonic. Direct from Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, the 2001 holiday concert is full of waltzes, polkas and marches from members of the beloved Strauss family. Conductor is the renowned maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt 11 a.m.-1 p.m today.

        • Radio drama: Or, as the Wicked Witch says, try this, my pretty: WXVU (91.7 FM) has a complete Wizard of Oz in four consecutive one-hour shows. Produced by Public Radio International, the show has distinguished readers Mark Hamill and Norman Corwin. Noon-4 p.m. today.

        Football: You knew it was coming — six games today, so just brace yourself: Channel 19 as the Cotton Bowl (Tennessee vs. Kansas State at 11 a.m.; ESPN has the Outback Bowl (Ohio State vs. South Carolina), also at 11 a.m.; the Gator Bowl (Clemson vs. Virginia Tech) is 12:30 p.m. on Channel 5; the Citrus Bowl (Michigan vs. Auburn) is 1 p.m. on Channel 9; the Rose Bowl (Purdue vs. Washington) is 4:30 p.m., and the Fiesta Bowl (Notre Dame vs. Oregon State) is at 8:30 p.m., both Channel 9.

Planning Ahead
               24 hours out:
Before you write, go learn a flourish or two when the Greater Cincinnati Calligraphy Guild pops up with a free workshop called “Pointed Pen Variations: Letterforms Available with the Pointed Pen.” It's in conjunction with Kalli-Graphia: The Art of Beautiful Writing. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6970.

        48 hours out: Slip in to your thermals for this one: Cincinnati Park Board naturalists, knowing you might need a new hobby, uncork “Birding 101,” a basic program on bird identification. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, California Woods Nature Center, first of a four-week series. 231-8678.

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