CP Community Spotlight – October 2013

October 2013

Bats! Bats! Bats!

Did you know there are 13 different bat species in Ohio? Bats are the only mammals that can fly, and their fossil records date back 50 million years! This misunderstood animal is very important to our ecosystem. If you’d like to learn more interesting facts, meet bat experts and view a variety of bats, come to the Cincinnati Museum Center! The museum will host the annual family favorite, BatFest, on Saturday, October 26th, 2013. Find more details at www.cincymuseum.org/events/batfest.

Read On!

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is proud to be a part of the Read-On!initiative to promote early literacy. Early reading is one of the most critical academic milestones for young children, and is a leading predictor of future academic success. On Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the Main Library is hosting a Read On!family symposium. Bring your family for reading, music, snacks and other fun activities!

Experience the magic

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Join the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinnocchio and many Disney princesses in a skating spectacular you’ll remember forever!

October 30th – November 3rd, U.S. Bank Arena

For tickets contact the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000

Dress for Success Cincinnati needs your help

Dress for Success Cincinnati provides interview and work-appropriate clothing to women in need who are entering the workforce. Due to the increased need for these services, inventory is running low. When cleaning closets in preparation for winter, please consider donating new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories to this great cause. Individuals and companies are also encouraged to organize clothing drives. Donations are accepted every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

Reduce your footprint by making footprints (and tire prints)

Wednesday, October 9th is National Walk/Bike to School Day! Gather your neighbors and make plans to walk or bike to school together. In addition to helping the environment, the exercise will benefit you, too! Learn more at www.walkbiketoschool.org.

Get poppin’

The Dan Beard Council recently kicked off the 2013 annual Boy Scout popcorn sale!

Scouts will be visiting neighborhoods and will also host “show-and-sell” events at local grocery stores and other retail locations. Keep an eye out and enjoy some delicious, gourmet popcorn this fall!

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