Monday, October 07, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

        Going out

        Frank Weinstock: The acclaimed pianist performs a free recital of works including Beethoven's Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 and Schumann's Papillons, Op. 2 and Fantasy, Op. 17, 8 p.m. today, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, University of Cincinnati. 556-4183.

        Book signing: The critically acclaimed short-story author John Fulton introduces his first full-length novel, a family drama entitled More Than Enough, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Quick meals: The Leming House in Miami Township's Community Park is offering a short class on quick and healthful meals complete with recipes and samples, 6:30-8 p.m. today, 5951 Buckwheat Road. $15 (call for reservation). 248-3725.

        Jazz: The newly relocated Blue Wisp Jazz Club offers a happy hour with the Gordon Brisker Trio, 5-7 p.m. today followed by music from the Ed Moss Society Jazz Orchestra, 9 p.m.-midnight, 318 E. Eighth St., downtown. 241-9477.

        Staying in

        TV pick: Police officer Maurice “Bosco” Boscorelli (Jason Wiles) temporarily joins an undercover unit investigating a gang weapons' ring on NBC's Third Watch (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22), the best drama you're not watching.

        Critic John Kiesewetter also says Randy Newman, Sting, Ashford & Simpson, Barry Manilow and Michael Jackson are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (8 p.m., Bravo) at a ceremony taped June 13.

        The goods

        Fetch, Fido: OK, so you had a hard day and you'd rather handle a martini than a slimy tennis ball. But Fido wants to play catch. Now what? You get yourself a Slinger, a little number designed to project Fido's exercise ball a great distance with no effort. It has a scoop at the end so you don't have to bend down to pick up the retrieved ball, and it has a magazine that holds four balls for a rapid-fire game of catch. It's $39.95 from

        Planning ahead

        24 hours out: The Green Township Branch Library offers a free workshop on the trendy stretch-exercise technique Pilates, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 6525 Bridgetown Road. Registration required. 369-6095.

        48 hours out: The world-famous South African reggae artist Lucky Dube brings his political, Zulu-inspired act to the 20th Century, 10 p.m. Wednesday, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $17.50-$20. 562-4949.

        72 hours "til Thursday: Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Mount Healthy hosts The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday-Sunday, 2145 Compton Road. Free. 521-7003.


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