Friday, January 3, 2003

Get to It: A guide to help make your day

Going out

Cavalcade: Custom autos are everywhere when the annual Cavalcade of Customs zooms in with car club displays, a 50th anniversary Corvette exhibit, appearances by the Airwalk BMX Stunt Team and more. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, Fifth and Elm streets, downtown, $3.50-$10.50. 784-6011.

Freekbass: The popular soul and funk act plays the Enquirer's Cammys on Tour series, which showcases winners of the paper's music awards. 5:30-9 p.m. today, West Lounge, Paul Brown Stadium, $3. 768-8015.

Poisonous plants: Look but don't eat them when the Wild Ones plant society sponsors a free program on identifying poisonous plants found in the Cincinnati area, with a few words of wisdom from Dr. John Thierat of Northern Kentucky University. 7 p.m. today, St. Monica/St. George, 328 W. McMillan, Clifton Heights, free. 941-6497.

Newport Aquarium: The Newport on the Levee attraction with 12 fishy galleries stays open for extended hours, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. today-Saturday, $16, $14 seniors, $10 age 3-12. (859) 261-7444.

Staying in

Critic's pick: The college football season hits a high note with the Fiesta Bowl collision between undefeated Ohio State and Miami. Fiesta Bowl, 8 p.m., Channels 9, 2.

Reba tries to make peace when she promises her ex-husband that she'll quit making fun of his ditzy new wife. Reba 9 p.m., Channel 64.

The goods

Tape it: Meanwhile, with new uses for duct tape popping up daily, Henkel Consumer Adhesives has come up with X-treme DuckTape, a line of four neon-bright duct tapes - yellow, orange, green and pink. Use it, Henkel says, to identify skateboards, luggage, notebooks, whatever. And also, circle Jan. 11. That's the day duct tape sculptor Todd Scott shows up for the Mighty Ducks game (7:35 p.m.) and makes stuff out of duct tape. Oh, there's also a contest - come to the game in an outfit made out of Duck Tape. 351-3999.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Harrison Branch Library invites the keen of eye to a Harry Potter Group Scavenger Hunt for teens and any child accompanied by a teen. 1 p.m. Saturday, 10398 New Haven Road, Registration 369-4442.

48 hours out: The William Howard Taft Birthplace throws a New Year's Open House and Reception in the tradition of old-fashioned Taft family salons . Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 2038 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn. 684-3262.

A week away: The Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show hauls out toys for big kids - the latest sports equipment plus seminars and family entertainment. Next Friday-Jan. 19, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, $3-$8.50. 281-0022.


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