Wednesday, November 21, 2001

More holiday activities

        Here are a few more suggestions on what to do this weekend.

        Bird Holiday, learn about cold-weather birds, 2 p.m. Saturday, Winton Centre, Winton Woods and 2 p.m. Sunday, Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest. Information on bird diets and bird feeder project. 521-7275.

        Blues and Boogie Piano Summit with Tom McDermott, Big Joe Duskin, Renaud Patigny, hosted by Ricky Nye, 9 p.m. Saturday, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $10. (859) 431-2201.

        Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. The Photographic Impulse, A Critical History of Photography — The Joseph and Elaine Monsen Collection; Posters of the Belle Epoque: Toulouse-Lautrec to Mucha, lithographs celebrating belle epoque Paris and the golden age of French design; Innocent Bystander: Street Photography from the Museum's Permanent Collection. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $5, $4 seniors/students (by donation on Saturdays). 721-2787.

        Cinergy/CSX Holiday Trains Display, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Cinergy Building, Fourth and Main streets, downtown. Free. 287-1500.

        Christmas at Hillforest, 1-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Historic Aurora, Ind., mansion decorated for holidays. $5, $2.50 ages 7-18. (812) 926-0087.

        Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. 5-8:30 p.m. today and Sunday. 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $11.50, $6 age 2-12. Parking $6.50. 281-4700.

        Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods, drive-through light show with more than 200,000 lights and figurines. 6-10 p.m. today and Sunday, 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $8 per car, today and Sunday; $10 Friday-Saturday. 769-0393.

        Holiday Floral Show at Krohn Conservatory, poinsettias, giant music box with trains. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 352-4080.

        Holiday Junction at Cincinnati Museum Center, model train festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $6.75, $5.75 seniors, $4.75 age 3-12. 287-7000.

        Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 6-10 p.m. today-Sunday, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, just south of Hamilton. $12 per car today and Thursday, $14 Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 868-8336.

        Holiday Toy Trains at Behringer Crawford Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Devou Park, Covington. $3, $2 students/seniors. (859) 491-4003.

        “Light Up the Square,” lighting of holiday tree on Fountain Square, 6:30 p.m. Friday, downtown. Choral entertainment precedes kick-off event. 241-8696.

        Miami University Art Museum, 801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford. From Dine to Warhol and Back; Voices in Clay: Pueblo Pottery from the Edna M. Kelly Collection; William Holmes McGuffey: Building for the Future, on indefinite exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (513) 529-2232.

        Shandon Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, U.S. 126, downtown Shandon. Welsh music and storytelling, horse-drawn trolley rides, more. 738-3640.

        Turtle Creek Valley Railway, hour-long trips depart from the depot, 198 S. Broadway, Lebanon between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ride the rails and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. $15, $14 seniors, $12 for children aged 3-12. Reservations advised: 398-8584.

        Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert, with guitarist Will Ackerman, pianist and composer, Phillip Aaberg and Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, Samite. 8 p.m. Saturday, Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $20-$27.50. 562-4949.

        Sports on TV Thursday

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, Ch. 19, 12:30 p.m.

        Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys, Ch. 12, 7, 4 p.m.

        College football: Mississippi at Mississippi State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

        College basketball: Gonzaga vs. St. John's, ESPN, midnight.

        NBA: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers, TNT, 8 p.m.

        NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers, ESPN2, 9 p.m.


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