Sunday, June 17, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        New exhibit: Cincinnati Art Museum goes the blockbuster route with Treasures for a Queen: A Millennium Gift to Cincinnati, a show of more than 100 works of art donated to the museum. It will be hanging around up there all summer. Open noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $4-$5. 721-2787.

        Ohio Chautauqua: The oh-so-historical Civil War extravaganza keeps doing its thing with a day full of old-fashioned family and children's activities. Centerpiece of the do is an impersonation of Civil War spy Emma Edmonds (4 p.m.). Noon-5 p.m today, Sharon Woods' Heritage Village Museum, free. 563-9484.

        Antiques: Hundreds of vendors sell vintage everything, collectibles too, at the popular and bustling Burlington Antique Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Boone County Fairgrounds, five miles west of Florence Mall on Ky. 338. $3. 922-5265.

        BB Riverboats: The Belle of Cincinnati sets sail on two Father's Day cruises with buffet dining — for dads who really like to eat — entertainment and freebie photos. 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Covington Landing, $23.95-$24.95. (859) 261-8500.

Staying In

        TV picks: For Father's Day, two networks salute World War II veterans, with Tom Brokaw's Father's Day: Now and Forever on NBC (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22) and Gene Hackman hosting Heroes of Iwo Jima (9 p.m., A&E).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says the Fisher family receives another offer to sell the family funeral home on Six Feet Under (9:30 p.m. HBO).

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Cheapie golf: Forgot a Father's Day gift? No problem. The American Lung Association of Ohio has a Golf Privilege Card you can order on the Internet. What the card gets dear old dad is waaaay reduced, sometimes even free, greens fees at close to 200 Ohio courses (45 in Southwest Ohio alone). It's $35 and the money benefits ALAO. Call (800) LUNG-USA or do it on line:

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Christy Feldhaus of the Cooking School at Jungle Jim's fires up the coals for the “Skill on the Grill Series” focusing on techniques for cooking meat. 7 p.m. Monday,Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, free, pre-registration required. 369-4476.

        48 hours out: Acoustic Lunch concert series in Piatt Park, downtown serves up the folky Bromwell/Diehl Band for a few restful sets while you munch your burger. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eighth and Vine Streets. 352-4080.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: The Greenwich Tavern plays it nice and easy with acoustic bassist Cecil McBee dishing up an evening of jazzy big-band sounds. 9 p.m., 2442 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. 221-1151.

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330.


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