Saturday, Oct. 13

Sparrow search

8 a.m. to noon. Join an experienced hike leader to learn how to identify different species of sparrows. Be prepared for off-trail hiking, and please bring binoculars. Visitors Center at Fernald, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township.

Thursday, Oct. 18

The Body Snatcher’s Wife

The Crosby Township Historical Society meets at  p.m. This month’s program about Mary Cunningham is 

called The Body Snatcher’s Wife. Mary Cunning-

ham, lived in Cincinnati in the 1870s.  Her husband was a body snatcher for the Ohio Medical College.  Speaker Joyce Lovins-Browning will enlighten you of the fine art of body snatching through a living history performance at the Crosby Township Sr./Community Center, 8910 Willey Road in Crosby Township. Public is  invited.. Call 1-513-367-9671 or 1-513-367-2186.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Snakes  Alive

From  2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fernald Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township. Oct.  21 is National Reptile Awareness Day? The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society will bring live snakes to Fernald! During the educational portion of this program, you’ll

learn about different types of reptiles, especially snakes, their characteristics, adaptations, and conservation measures. After the program, for those who are not hisss-terical, there will be an opportunity to pose with a live snake. Bring your camera.

Thursday, Oct. 25

National Day of Remembrance

National Day of Remembrance from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fernald, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township. Cold War workers discreetly built a nationwide nuclear weapons program to protect and defend the United States. Join in expressing our gratitude. Co-hosted by Cold War Patriots. Refreshments provided.

Sat 10/27, 8–9:30 a.m.:

Sunday, Oct. 28


From 5 p.m.-7 p.m at the Harrison Community Center

Costume parade begins at 5 p.m. Free goodie bags, games, prizes, bounce houses, crafts, hay ride, music, and much more. Bring your pet in costume. First 20 dogs will receive a treat. Pets must be on a leash.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Plog with your dog

Part picking up litter and part jogging, this European sensation has made its way to the Great Parks. Don’t forget, man’s best friend loves this planet too. Bring your dog out to Miami Whitewater Forest and let them help you plog from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event is free. 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Clean the river

Make a Difference Day! The Great Miami River at Shawnee Lookout is one of 22 clean-up sites from 9 a.m. to noon. Come alone or bring your group to get the litter out of this important waterway. Shawnee Lookout/Canoe Kayak Launch. Free, but register by Friday, Oct. 26.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Christmas Bazaar

A Frosty and Starry Night Christmas Bazaar will be at Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, 9700 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have baked goods, gift baskets, Christmas decorations, handmade items, and a luncheon. Carry-out available. If you have any question, please call Terri at 1-513-367-4990.


Card making

Wednesday – Saturday, throughout October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in the LEED platinum-certied Visitors Center at Fernald, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township, to design your own greeting cards using recycled materials. Cards are make and take; free of charge. The event is for all ages. While you’re here, tour the Cold War exhibit and learn how the Fernald site moved from operations to remediation to restoration. Email, or call 1-513-648-3330 for more information on Fernald Preserve activities.


The Governor Othniel Looker Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet 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.


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.


Great Parks is celebrating special days with free entry for all into Great Parks! Guests can experience 78 miles of trails, over 17,500 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more. Free entry dates:  Sept. 29, 30 -Great Outdoor Weekend; Nov. 23  - Opt Outside (Black Friday; Dec. 25 - Winter Hollydays; Jan. 1, 2019  - Happy New Year. Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to protect natural resources and provide outdoor education and recreation. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275.


Family Council

The family council meetings are the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawneespring. We welcome and encourage all family members of Shawneespring residents to attend. For more information, email

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