Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the next week is basically another seven days of heat and humidity. The good news is that there are plenty of events happening this week to keep you distracted from the ridiculous weather. Here's a guide to this week's events in and around the Ft. Thomas area:
Monday, July 16th:
The Colored Pencil Society of America's 20th Annual International Exhibition
This isn't your typical art exhibit. It features masterpieces created entirely out of colored pencils. The Carnegie's website describes the exhibit as "a much more mature and dexterous take on elementary school art class. The extraordinarily detailed artworks, that could very well be mistaken for photographs, showcase the versatility of this art medium, and viewers can expect to fall in love with all that they see."
Tuesday, July 17th:
Concert in the Park: Silver Arm
The Celtic band, Silver Arm will hit the stage at Tower Park with their well-known blend of musicianship and creativity.
Location: Amphitheater at Tower Park
Kids Summer Movie Series: Kung Fu Panda 2
Wilder's Great Escape movie theater boasts a great summer movie series for kids, which parents also enjoy thanks to the free admission. This week, Kung Fu Panda 2 will be showing on the big screen.
Location: Great Escape Wilder 14
Animal Exhibition with the Cincinnati Zoo (Ages 8-18)
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking over the Ft. Thomas Library. Registration is required for the event, so sign up before you miss the chance to spend the afternoon with some of your favorite animals.
Location: Ft. Thomas Library
Wednesday, July 18th:
Stock up on organic and locally grown food items.
Location: Midway District (River Road at South Fort Thomas Avenue - Across from The Pub).
The Ft. Thomas Swim Club hosts their annual Ladies Luncheon for all the ladies aged 21 and up. The Swim Club's website has all the important information you need before attending the event. According to the Swim Club, "$15 Pre-sale $20 At the Door The tradition continues! Open to the public! All food, beer, wine, soft drinks, food, and music provided. Door prizes will be given away. Booths of products and services will be on display."
Location: Ft. Thomas Swim Club
Thursday, July 19th:
"Clap, sing and move with your baby! Make new friends! Age range: 0-2, especially for walkers," says the Ft. Thomas Library's website. Bring your baby to the library for a morning of fun and learning. Registration is required for the event.Location: Ft. Thomas Library
Friday, July 20th:
Wine Tasting at the Music and Dance Art Exhibit
Newport on the Levee is currently hosting their Music and Dance Art Exhibit, which features an array of accompanying events. Relax after a long week with a wine tasting courtesy of StoneBrook Winery.
Saturday, July 21st:
Highlands Middle School Garage Sale
Help support the 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip by purchasing some treasures at the Garage Sale.
Location: Highlands Middle School
Do you know of any events in the area we should feature? Drop us a line, and we'll add them to the list.