Friday, August 22, 2003

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Wild on Cincinnati

Craving some wild nightlife? Forget singles bars - the place to find it is at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, where three "Nocturnal Adventures" (Sleep with the Manatees, Animal Adaptations and Endangered Wildlife) are in the works for groups of 15 or more adults and youngsters who accept the challenge.

You'll start your overnight stay with a 7 p.m. tour of the grounds, which includes behind-the-scenes activities. At 11 p.m., everybody winds down with sleeping bags and a nature video. Rise and shine is at 7 a.m. the next morning, with a continental breakfast and an early morning tour of the zoo. The program ends at 9 a.m., but you can stick around and explore.

Cost: $24-$34 per person.

Nocturnal Adventures are offered only until mid-November, so for details, call 559-7767 or (800) 944-4776, Ext. 7767, or log on to, click on education.

Parenting club

Miracles happen: Miracle Moms is a parenting club for folks who have experienced infertility. Meetings are 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Mount Airy United Methodist Church on Northbend Road at Colerain Avenue. Call 598-4791 for details, or to learn more about the organization's Infertility Grant Program, log on to

Meanwhile, mark your calendars to attend the group's Clothing and Toy sale 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 at the church. Proceeds benefit the grant program.

The air up there

Flying high: You've probably heard by now that 2003 marks the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Did you also know that Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport turns 75 this year? The 2003 Cincinnati Air Show will pay homage to both milestones 10-a.m.5 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at Lunken Airport.

The Tuskegee Airmen will perform, plus you'll see military aircraft (historic war birds to modern-day aircraft), aerobatic tricks, flyovers, flight simulators, children's activities and aviation exhibits.

Tickets are $12 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free with adult admission purchased on the day of the event. Discount tickets available at Kroger. Details: (513) 321-4291 or Web site.

Shelf help

Good relationships start here: From Pain to Passion: Building a Truly Great Relationship by Adele Britton ($29.99) is a four-CD audio book that teaches you how to communicate effectively and live a more rewarding life with others. Details:

Have some fun: You won't need a rainy day to have fun with FamilyFun Home (Disney Publishing; $24.95). The book contains 200 affordable and easy tips for creating useful and fun crafts any day. Kids can make their own handprint soap dish, for instance, while ambitious families can learn how to make a foldaway puppet theater together.

Send items for On the Fridge to Barbara Lowell at or call (513) 768-8380.

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