Monday, April 29, 2002

Get To It

By Jim Knippenberg,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Going out — Plant sale: Hundred of bloomin' nasturtiums, azaleas, hydrangeas, lilies and more are sold on the cheap at the End-of-Monet's Garden-Sale at Krohn Conservatory. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Eden Park. 421-5707.

        Conservation series: Environmental icon Dr. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement, shares global thoughts while guesting the Cincinnati Zoo's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. today, Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village, $6-$9. 559-7767.

        Library program: Communications expert Elisheva Kaftalteaches people to interact more effectively with all kinds of people when the Harrison Branch Library trots out the educational program “What Color is You Thinking.” 7 p.m. today, 10398 New Haven Road. 369-4442.

        Same Page: Two community discussions mull over Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying today: 6:30 p.m., Northside Branch Library (4219 Hamilton Ave.; 369-4449) and 7 p.m., Delhi Branch Library (5095 Foley Road; 369-6019).

Staying in

        TV picks: Stake a claim on Frontier House (9-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Channels 48, 54, 16), the best family TV since the Olympics. Three families try living as 1883 Montana homesteaders in this real-life version of the Oregon Trail computer game.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Jami Gertz probably isn't thrilled about ABC airing an hour of Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2) before she imitates them in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

Web site of the day

        Singles fun: No matter what people say, there are things to do around town. Even for singles. Don't believe it? Check out the calendar on Cincinnati FunRaisers' newly redesigned Web site for a ton of parties, networking events and assorted entertainment geared to single men and women looking for other single men and women. It's at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Amicus Chamber Players (including several members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) have a go at Schubert's String quintet, Op. 163 and Fred Lerdahl's Waltzes. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Clifton United Methodist Church, Clifton Avenue and Senator Place. 861-3012.

        48 hours out: California winemaker Stephen Pessagno pours five wines from Pessagno Winery and Lockwood Vineyards (Monterey County, Calif.) at a whopping four-course meal from guest chef Liz Rutherford. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Indigo Casual Gourmet Cafe, 2637 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, $40 (reservation required). 321-9952.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Hip- hop artist and former Fugees member Wycleaf Jean plays 8 p.m. Thursday at Shoemaker Center, University of Cincinnati, $15. 562-4949.

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


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