Around Town

 

Friday, Aug. 10

Comet Swift-Turtle

From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Cincinnati Astronomical Society (cinastro.org) will present a talk about Comet Swift-Turtle  and the Perseid Meteor Shower. 

Earth will pass through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle through Aug. 24, with the shower’s peak, when Earth passes through the densest, dustiest area, on the night of Aug. 12 and early morning hours of Aug. 13. 

But you can still catch plenty of action from the famed meteor shower before or after that point. Bring something comfortable to sit on, snacks, bug spray, and a bit of patience Aug. 10.  

Then relax and look upward for the celestial shower, weather permitting. Bring telescopes for viewing Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. The Fernald Preserve is located 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township.

Saturday, Aug. 11

All you can eat

All you can eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. Adults - $8; Children 10 and under - $5; 3 and under -free.  Sponsored by VFW’s Love Our Veterans Society (LOV-S). Open to the public.

Monday, Aug. 13

Legion meets

American Legion meeting  at 7 p.m., 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison.

Thursday, Aug. 16

From jailhouse 

to Farmhouse

Crosby Township Historical Society meeting and program at 7:30 p.m.  is 

“From Jailhouse to Farmhouse - The Knollman Family Speakers: Carol (Knollman) Colgate, and 

Don and Doris Knollman. Program at the Crosby Township Senior/Community Center, 8910 Willey Road, Crosby Township. Public invited. 513-367-9671

Friday, Aug. 17

Music Bingo

Music Bingo/Bar Style/Karaoke from 8 p.m. until midnight at the American Legion, 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison.

Sunday, Aug. 19

All you can eat

All you can eat  breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon at American Legion Post 199, 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison. 

Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, coffee, milk, juice, biscuits, gravy and more.  $8 per adult, $5 for kids 12 and under.  Best breakfast in town. 

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Dragonflies and

Damselflies

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go out into dragonfly territory with an expert who will help you identify dragonflies and damselflies. Learn about their unique behavior and ecological relationships. 

Dress appropriately for field observation in potentially marshy areas. 

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German Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran (Bellaire) 4937 Ind. 48, Lawrenceburg. German food, German band, German dancers, hayrides, and strudel roll.

Monday, Aug. 27

Riders meet

American Legion Riders meetingat noon; 10700 Campbell Road Harrison.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Fernald center

celebrate a decade

Celebrating 10 Years!

Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Saturday, Sept. 1; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A scavenger hunt and special activities in the Visitors Center to celebrate the Fernald Preserve’s 10 years as a public park with walking trails, wildlife observation opportunities, and a Visitors Center featuring site history exhibits and interpretive program services.

Ongoing

Shaker Farms is seeking nominations from the community for their Civic Beautification Awards. Contact Nicki Schunk with nominations for beautiful gardens in the Southwest Local School District. The name of the owner of the garden, address and telephone number should be emailed or sent to 7720 Thompson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247 or njschunk@icloud.com. The committee will tour gardens later in July and the winners will be honored Sept. 26 at the Beautification Awards Program and Reception.

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The Governor Othniel Looker Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meetings on the first Saturday monthly at the Harrison Family Diner at 10 a.m. 

The group does a lot of historical preservation and activities around Harrison, Cleves and North Bend.  All are welcome.

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Bike and Jeep Sundays have begun at Cabana on the Whitewater, Harrison VFW Post 7570, at  9160 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison. Cabana opens at 1 p.m.

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Harrison Historical Society Museum, 115 N. Walnut St., Harrison, is open the second and fourth Thursdays monthly from 1-3 p.m. The historic Looker Home, 10580 Marvin Road, Harrison, is open the fourth Saturday May through October from 2-4 p.m.

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Recycled crafts

Let your creativity shine as we turn one man’s trash into your very own treasure. Drop in to make crafts from some commonly discarded items. Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center, free. 

Saturdays 7/7–8/4, 9:30 a.m., Mondays 7/9–8/6, 6:30 p.m., Thursdays 7/12–8/9, 7 p.m. and Tuesdays 7/17–8/14, 6:30 p.m. 

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$3 daily; other visitors: $14 annual/$5 daily.

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