Friday, April 11, 2003

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What's going on around the home

To Do

Art fun: The bright colors of spring may inspire young artists to create masterpieces Sunday at Bigg's Family Art Bash, noon-4 p.m. at Sycamore High School in Montgomery. Activities include music, theater, crafts and visual art performances. There will be performances by the Bucket Boys and Buckettes Percussion Ensembles, the Madcap Puppet Theatre and the Sycamore High School Orchestra. Co-sponsored by WGUC 90.9 FM. Free. 248-9300.

For mom: With Easter coming up April 20, it'll be Mother's Day before you know it. This year, the YWCA has a special fund-raiser to honor the matriarch in your life and make a contribution to an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children. With every donation made to the YWCA in a woman's name, that mother will receive a special personalized card by Mother's Day. Cards also may be sent to memorialize a loved one.

Requests received by April 29 will be mailed for Mother's Day delivery. Minimum donation: $25. 241-7090 or www.ywcacincinnati.org.

Capturing history: A new company has opened to help families preserve their legacy. Life Capsule creates high-quality video recordings of people, stories and family history. A one-hour interview of a family member is recorded by a trained oral historian. Then, photos from the family are edited into the video for a complete visual and oral history of that person. Life Capsule is presenting two open houses this week: 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at its location, 11800 Conrey Road, Suite 100, Sharonville. Free. 489-3900.

Shelf help

Saying no to sex, yes to love: Intended for high school and college-age Catholics and those who counsel them, If You Really Loved Me by Jason Evert (Catholic Answers; $14.95) is a book that transcends faith and age differences. The book promotes the importance of chastity with 100 questions the author received on the subjects of dating, relationships and sexual purity. It gives straight answers to tough questions about living the single life, for virgins as well as the sexually experienced.

Mother and daughter: Two books are out to help explain that delicate relationship between the "women of the house." The Mother-Daughter Circle by Celia Straus (Ballentine; $19.95) teaches mothers how to strengthen or reconnect the female bond. The subtitle for the book, When We're in Public, Pretend You Don't Know Me by Susan Borowitz (Warner Books; $12.95), is "Surviving Your Daughter's Adolescence so You Don't Look Like an Idiot and She Still Talks to You." 'Nuff said.

Contact Shauna Scott Rhone by phone at 768-8511; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: srhone@enquirer.com

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The family pet

Barney, 18 years old, shares a happy home with Paul and Marilyn Shaver of Fort Thomas.

We are looking for more cute pets. Contact Mona Bronson Fuqua by phone at 768-8675; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: mfuqua@enquirer.com




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