From turtles to puppies and photography to Celtic folk music, there’s lots of fun and free things to do around Greater Cincinnati this weekend.
Building Men and Women for Others, 7 p.m., Fairfield High School, 8800 Holden Blvd. Young men, young women and adults explore formula for success needed to face challenges of 21st century. Celebrities Jeffrey Marx, Joe Ehrmann and Sean Casey speak. Hosted by Sheila Gray, FOX19 Morning News anchor. Benefits The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. For parents, mentors, youth leaders, coaches, athletes, organizations and ages 12 and up. Doors open 6 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Registration required. 513-942-2999; www.soita.org/Nuxhall.
Let’s Talk Turtles, 7 p.m., Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township. All about turtles. Free, parking permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Photography Travel Series: A Trip Through Ancient Egypt, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. View the Pyramids and Sphinx, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Valley of the Kings and Karnak and Luxor Temples. With Cliff and Fran Turrell. Free; vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Visitor Center, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Share cup of coffee or tea with friends who enjoy watching birds. Ages 21 and up. Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org.
Something Different, noon-2 p.m., Great Hall, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Variety of performances from musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers and more. Free. Through Aug. 30. 513-721-2787; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Amazing Amphibians, 1 p.m., Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Crosby Township. Meet some of the native slimy, creepy and cool creatures. Free; vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Artist Demos and Try-Its, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Part of Macy’s Arts Sampler. Live demonstrations of oil painting, enameling, pottery, watercolor, pastels, wool spinning, sketching, beading, portrait painting and more. Free. 513-272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org.
Celtic and International Folk Music Performance, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. Clark and Jones Trio performs Celtic, international and American folk music on Celtic harp, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, recorder and vocals. Free. 513-524-8506; www.theartswave.org.
Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy Exhibit Ribbon Cutting, noon-1 p.m., Education Wing, Third floor, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. With artist Annie Ruth and diverse leaders from community. Exhibit designed to celebrate 40 women who have impacted Cincinnati’s history. $12. 513-333-7500; www.freedomcenter.org.
Day Hike, 10 a.m.-noon, Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Alexandria. Find out what kind of trees are along the trail. Spot animal tracks and try to guess what made them. With Aubree Forrer, Campbell County Environmental Education assistant. Registration required. 859-572-2600; www.campbellcountyky.org.
Family First Saturday: Picture Perfect, noon-4 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Interactive performances by Dramakinetics and music of the Allegro Ensemble. Discover collection while completing special scavenger hunt. Visit local artists Dani Tipler and Kris Donnelly. Free. 513-721-2787; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
First Saturday Artists Reception, 5-8 p.m., Mudlark Pottery Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 102 E. Main St., Warsaw. New artwork displayed. Reception for public to meet artists and view work. Food and drinks served. Free. 859-630-0701.
Heroes and Villains, 1-1:55 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Collaborative community performance features combined forces of Music Hall’s resident companies: Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival; plus Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Free. 513-621-2787; www.theartswave.org.
Hero Design Company Mask-Making, 2-4:30 p.m., School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine. Working alongside professional artist and his sidekicks, participants create their own superhero identity, complete with mask and super powers. Free. 513-363-8100; www.theartswave.org.
Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Amelia. Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 513-797-7397; www.all-creatures.com.
The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., The Barn Gallery, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Needlepoint reproductions of Harpers’ prints stitched by Richard Gegner, who has 75 needlepoints on display on his 75th birthday. Colorful, geometric images of nature appeal to children and adults. Exhibit continues through March 31. Free. 513-272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org.
Get Ready for Hummingbirds, 1 p.m., Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township. Learn how to attract these little birds to your home while taking a quiz. Free; vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Graphic Novel Drawing Workshop, 2 p.m., Room 3B, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown. From script to finished product, take advantage of learning from David Michael, illustrator. He will provide drawing tips. Program is two sessions in length. Bring paper, pencils, erasers and markers. Adults only. Registration required. 513-369-6917; www.cincinnatilibrary.org.
Irish Spring Concert, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd. Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band. Chris Brandenburg directs concert of Irish favorites by Leroy Anderson. Free reception follows performance. Free. 513-727-3200; www.sosband.org.
Marjorie Celona, Leah Stewart and Sharon Short, 4-6 p.m., The BookShelf, 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira. Author open house. Authors discuss new books: “Y,” “History of Us” and “My One Square Inch of Alaska.” Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations recommended. 513-271-9140; cincybookshelf.com.
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