Friday, April 05, 2002

On the Fridge

A guide to what's going on around the home

Hot Stuff

        Slammin' poetry: In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has several events for teens. Poetry Slam for teens is a special set of poetry programs hosted by Obalaye Macharia, one of the 12 members of the performance collaborative, Artistic Order of 144K. Poetry slams will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at Price Hill Library; 4 p.m. Tuesday at Corryville Library; 4 p.m. April 16 at Walnut Hills Library; 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Northside Library and 7 p.m. April 18 at College Hill Library. Teens can also stop by 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Main Library's Book Nook Cafe and read their poetry, listen or just chill with free coffee and snacks. 369-6900 or

        Protect the kids: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year, an estimated 3.2 million children nationwide are reported to Child Protective Services as abused or neglected. One of the local events for the national Blue Ribbon campaign against child abuse is the “Flush Child Abuse Down the Drain” promotion at Greater Cincinnati Wal-Mart stores Saturday and Sunday. Toss donations into specially marked “toilets” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the West Chester, Northgate and Highland Ave. stores and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at those stores along with Tri-County and Eastgate locations.

Shelf Help

        Wrinkled laughter: Who said, “Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.” This Ingrid Bergman quote is one of more than 300 quotes in Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese (Workman, $8.95). This paperback is a fun collection of wise quotes from some of the world's best known elder citizens on the subject of growing old. Amusing topics include Second Chances, Courage, Rules to Live By, Seizing the Moment, Laughter, Work and Self-Knowledge.

Family Fun

        Take time: In this busy world we live in, it's nice to stop and savor the simple moments in life. These moments make us feel good inside and help us connect with ourselves and loved ones. The makers of Land O' Lakes butter are offering a free “how-to” brochure with tips on how to have more meaningful moments in life. Their Web site,, invites visitors to contribute to a giant scrapbook, send inspirational e-cards and read more ideas for reconnection and celebrating the simple moments. Download the brochure at the Web site or call (800) 782-9602.

        Contact Shauna Scott Rhone by phone at 768-8511; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:


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