From art events to pet fairs to the Mason Community Band, there’s lots of free family events going on in Greater Cincinnati this weekend.
Friday: A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas, 4-6 p.m., Anderson Township, Anderson Township. Bizaare Bazaar, 7767 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township’s Five Mile Center. Author Nadine Woodard Huffman and illustrator Marilyn M. Lebhar will sign their book. Benefits adoption. Free. 513-688-8400; www.cincinnatinightbeforechristmas.com.
Friday: Live @ the Library: Sakura Ladies Chorus, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Female chorus sings traditional and contemporary Japanese songs in addition to songs from around the world. Free. 859-342-2665.
Friday: Something Different, noon-2 p.m., Great Hall, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. Variety of performances from musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers and more. Tree of Life. Free. 513-721-2787; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Friday: Symana She Speaks…, 6:30 p.m., Mahogany’s at the Banks, 180 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Writer discusses and signs her first collection of poetry. Free. 513-721-7685.
Friday: Trakehner Horse Exhibition, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Majestic Farm, 5700 Ohio 132, Batavia. Approved Trakehner stallion Windfall Pg, only living stallion in world to hold Olympic medal in Eventhing, appears at Nov. 2 evening exhibition. Other activities include stallion parade and jumper Calcutta. Riding exhibition, stallion parade and Jumper Calcutta on Friday evening. Free. 740-344-1111; www.americantrakehner.com.
Saturday: Family First Saturday: Suit Up, noon-4 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. Performances from Happen Inc. and Madcap Puppets, have your face painted, visit with local artists, make art in Artworld and more. Free. 513-721-2787.
Saturday: Owl-a-Palooza, 3 p.m., Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Learn the facts, fiction and folklore of owls. Don’t forget a camera. For Ages 8 and older.. Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Saturday: Pet Health and Wellness Fair, 2-5 p.m., Circle Tail, 8834 Carey Lane, Pleasant Plain. Visit with local veterinarians and animal care professionals to get all your pet health care questions answered. Free. 513-877-3325; www.circletail.org.
Saturday: Meg Lacey, 1-3 p.m., The Public House, 3807 North Bend Road, Cheviot. Local author discusses and signs her books “the Sparrow and the Hawk,” “Million Dollar Mistake” and more. With food, drinks, contests and giveaways. Benefits Reid Rizzo Foundation and Cardio Myopathy research for young athletes. Free. 513-481-6300; www.meglacey.com.
Saturday: Young Adult Author Event, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble , 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. Meet some local talent and talk to them about their writing process and have a book signed. Authors include: Bates Hutchinson, “Tooth Fairy Castle;” Lauren Wynn, “Providence: On Angel’s Wings;” Mike Mullin, “Ashen Winter;” Susan Sachs Levine, “Harriet’s Homecoming: A High Flying Tour of Cincinnati;” and Mark Steensland, “Behind the Bookcase.” Free. 513-794-9440; www.bn.com.
Saturday: Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages, 2011 Madison Road, O’Bryonville. Fair Trade Coffee and homemade desserts served. Story telling by Doug Dirks, CEO of Ten Thousand Villages, music and belly dancing by Dante’s Gypsy Circus, ice sculpture by Artic Diamond. Free. 513-871-5840; cincinnati.tenthousandvillages.com.
Sunday: Mason Community Band, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Mason Middle School, 6370 Mason-Montgomery Road. Cookies and punch served at intermission. Fall Concert. Representatives of the U.S. Army Air Corp. Tuskegee Airmen will be honored. Free. 513-398-1320; www.masonoh.org.