Monday, August 13, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out
        Toon Tour: Toon Disney, the all-cartoon cable channel, brings its inflatable pavilion full of animation activities to town and conducts screen tests for its “Most Animated Kids” search, noon-5 p.m. today, Goebel Park, Fifth and Philadelphia streets, Covington. Ages 4-14 eligible for contest.

        Outdoor movie: The Hamilton County Park District Summer Movie Series is in its final week. Before it goes away, catch the family classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks, at dusk today at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Colerain Avenue and Poole Road, Colerain Township. Free. 521-7275.

        Nature: Naturalists at Woodland Mound's Seasongood Nature Center host a pond exploration program for all ages, 1 p.m. today in the Anderson Township park. Wear clothes suitable to get wet. 521-7275.

        Auditions: Beechmont Players holds auditions for its upcoming production of The Odd Couple (female version), 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Anderson Township. Roles available for six females and two males. 841-0205.

Staying in

        TV picks: Marc Summers has Unwrapped (10:30 p.m., Food Network) the history of some of your favorite candies — Fun Gum Wax Lips, Nik-L-Nips Wax Bottles, Necco Wafers and Sugar Babies.         • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says CMT salutes the Grand Ole Opry at 8 p.m. all week, starting with Debuts, when Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and others talk about their first Opry performance. The Goods

        Hair patrol: Now that you've stocked every room in the house with a lint brush, Farnam Pet Products comes up with Shed-Stop, a dietary supplement for dogs, cats and ferrets. It's a blend of sunflower, safflower, olive and soy oils, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to reduce year-round shedding and promote healthy skin and glossy coats. Includes zinc and vitamins A and E and, in the cat formula, fish and cod liver oils. Endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. About $21.29 for a 24-ounce bottle of concentrated liquid, from veterinarians, catalogs and pet supply stores. Information: or (800) 234-2269.

Planning ahead

        24 hours out: The Symmes Township Branch Library holds a “Tri-Muggle Tournament” for all ages featuring trivia and games surrounding the Harry Potter books, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 11850 Enyard Road. 369-6001.

        48 hours out: The Allman Brothers Band brings blues and boogie jams to Riverbend Music Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday. $17.50-$35. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Playhouse in the Park hosts a Preview House Party for Abracadabra featuring a happy hour, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., followed by a performance of the magic showcase. $34-$42. 421-3888.


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