March guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}


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Do you already have fun plans ready for your little leprechauns in March? If you need more ideas, here are our top picks for family-friendly events around the Greater Cincinnati & NKY area!

Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digitally streaming now!
Recommended for grades Pre-K-4
50 minutes

The classic fairy tale of “Rapunzel” comes to life in an exciting world-premiere musical adaptation adventure featuring everyone’s favorite long-locked lady in a tower. But don’t forget the array of other characters braided in this hairy fairy tale, comically played by only two actors! Yes, you read that correctly. ONLY TWO ACTORS! This fresh new adaptation will make your audiences throw their heads of hair back in laughter and delight as two incredibly talented and versatile actors untangle this hairy fairy tale like you’ve never seen it before!


Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Streaming online February 1-June 30
50 minutes
Recommended for ages 4+

Directed by CMC Owner, Courtney Snow’s Better Half, Derek J. Snow!

Abiyoyo is based on a South African folk tale about a giant who eats everything in sight—cows, goats, and even children!  This one-man story telling experience will encourage participants to face the monsters in their own life with honesty, courage, and strength of spirit. Audiences will learn that Abiyoyo just wants to be recognized. Brought to the West by Pete Seger as a bedtime story for his own children, the original South African folktale takes on the attributes of the storyteller themselves, implying that each storyteller adds something different to the tale. Abiyoyo will be brought to life through traditional South African dance, music, and cultural nuances that address fears that speak to us all.

Lewis, Clark, and York

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digitally Streaming February 7- June 30
Recommended for Grades 3-8
50 minutes

This 3-actor educational reenactment focuses on a third figure central to the famous historical expedition. A childhood servant of Clark, York was crucial to the journey’s success. York hunted for food, smooth relations with Native Americans, cared for the ill, and discovered new plants and animals throughout the trek across America. York was also responsible for striking a friendly relationship with Sacagawea, daughter of a Shoshone Chief and wife of Toussaint Charbonneau, the French fur trader hired as an interpreter for the journey. This performance teaches children the value of tenacity, strength, and perseverance found in two often-overlooked, unsung heroes of the great Lewis and Clark expedition.

Lollipops Concert: Girls Rock! 

March 5, 10:30 AM
Cincinnati Pops, Music Hall
Recommended Ages: 2-9

Lollipops Series

This fun-for-everyone concert features musical stories told by and about amazing female heroes, including Harry Potter’s brave and loyal protector Hedwig, the powerful and iconic voice of Aretha Franklin, the fierce Valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology and more.

Main Series: Winter Winds

Linton PB&J
March 5 Sycamore Presbyterian Church 11800 Mason Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Get up close and personal with the instruments of the woodwind family. Find out what makes these beautiful instruments unique while moving and grooving to music that explores weather! In our Main Series, Library, and Community concerts children will move and dance along with our musicians. You’ll hear the sound of the flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon in this warm and wonderful program. Please note our Covid protocols. Adults must show proof of vaccination at the entry, and all people over two must be masked.

Cosmic Kids

March 9: Ice Giants
March 23: Stars of Harry Potter
The Observatory’s Online Kids Club
Recommended for grades K-5
FREE. Registration required.

Join us for a virtual Cosmic Kids club in 2022. For each class we’ll send out a link to a Zoom meeting and a list of suggested materials.=

Do Good Workshop: Come Make Treats for Local Shelter Dogs! 

March 26, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Morrow Arts Center
10 Miranda St, Morrow, OH
Recommended Ages: 5+

Come join us as we learn all about service dogs and the work they do. A member from Circle Tail will join us so kids can meet one of their amazing dogs! Afterwards we will spend time making dog treats for local shelters. This event is designed for kids 5 yrs and older. Workshop is free to participate. Parents are welcomed to stay or shop at the studios inside the Morrow Arts Center.

Do Good operates completely on donations, if you would like to help their cause of doing good consider donating today.

Main Series: Music with Madcap – The Frog Prince

Linton PB&J
March 19 Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH
March 26 Union Presbyterian Church 10259 US Hwy 42, Union, KY
10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Our warm and fuzzy friends at Madcap Puppets help tell the story of the Frog Prince through the music of Brahms! Don’t miss the “ribbiting” music, storytelling, and fun! Join the flute, cello, violin, and piano to relive this classic fairy tale through the music of Brahms. To find a prince, sometimes you gotta kiss a frog! Please note our Covid protocols. Adults must show proof of vaccination at the entry, and all people over two must be masked.

American Girl Ice Cream Social

March 18, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Happy Hangout Westside
Grab your American Girl Doll and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and a doll hair salon. You could even meet some of your favorite American Girl characters! $15 Non-Members $10 Members

Hootin’ in the Holler

Wednesday, March 9, 6-8 pm

Friday, March 11, 6-8 pm

Thursday, March 17, 6-8 pm

Whoooo’s hootin’ tonight? Learn the different species of owls in our area and take a hike to visit our neighbors down in the holler. RAPTOR Inc. will provide us with a behind-the-scenes tour of their beautiful home for birds of prey. We’ll take a challenging night hike and learn to “call” our feathered friends. It will be a hoot! Members $20; nonmember $26 (includes daily admission).

Full Moon Walk

Friday March 18, 8-9:30 pm—Crow Moon at Rowe Woods

Witness the night’s magic transform the trails as we marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this guided hike. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Members $6; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission).

Spring Equinox Run

Sunday March 20, 11 am-12:30 pm

Celebrate the spring equinox at CNC. Join us on our award-winning trails as we unplug from our daily lives and plug into nature. This guided (two-stage) 5-mile run is meant for beginning to intermediate trail runners 12 years old and up. Join us for stage 1 only or stay for the full experience! Members $5; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission).

Disney On Ice: Mickey and Friends

March 24-27
Heritage Bank Center

Disney Princess – The Concert

March 28 7:00 PM
The Aronoff Center


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