Backyard Buzz
may 2017
In This Issue

Schedule of Events
Majestic Monarch
March 25 - June 18
Krohn Conservatory
10 am - 5 pm

Carol Ann's Carousel Family Fun Night
May 4th
Krohn Conservatory
5 pm - 8 pm

Stanbery Park Concert
May 5th
Stanbery Park
6 pm -  pm

Hosta, Dayllly and Perennial Plant Sale
May 6th 
Krohn Conservatory
10 am - 3 pm

Forces of Nature: Women Outdoors
May 6th
Caldwell Nature Preserve
6 pm - 8:30 pm

Funny Hat Weekend
May 6th & 7th
Carol Ann's Carousel
11 am - 5 pm

Crafts and Crafts 
May 12th
Krohn Conservatory
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Carol Ann's Carousel Anniversary
March 13th
Carol Ann's Carousel
11 am - 7 pm

Marketplace Weekend
May 13th & 14th 
Krohn Conservatory
9 am - 5 pm

Mother's Day @ Carol Ann's Carousel
May 14th
Carol Ann's Carousel
11 am - 5 pm

Butterfly Pajama Party
May 17th & 31st
Krohn Conservatory
5 pm - 8 pm

In the Park after Dark
May 20th
Oldenview Park
9:30 pm

Watercolor Wednesdays
May 24th 
Krohn Conservatory
5 pm - 7:30 pm

Twilight Hike
May 26th
French park
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Animal Encounters & Nature Games
May 28th
Stanbery Park
1 pm - 2:30 pm

 Carol Ann's Carousel Family Fun 

Back by popular demand is Carol Ann's Carousel's Family Fun Nights! Come whirl with us inside Carol Ann's Carousel for discounted ride packages, different themed nights, with featured crafts and activities! Enter for your chance to win tokens and tickets to a Krohn Conservatory Show! Come whirl with us soon on May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd and September 7th, 2017!
WHERE: Carol Ann's Carousel

WHEN: May 4, 2017 - 5 pm - 8 pm

 Mt Washington Market in the Park

Have some Friday Fun and enjoy live music by "Candygram" on Friday, May 5th from 6 pm - 9 pm.  The Market in the Park will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 until 1 pm starting May 6th.   Enjoy a variety of activities to make the most of our great park! Meet your neighbors, enjoy nature walks, create free crafts with your kids, and learn about Mt. Washington while you stock up on fresh, healthy produce.

WHERE: Stanbery Park

WHEN: May 5, 2017, 6 - 9 pm
 Forces of Nature:  Women Outdoors!

Spend an evening meeting other women who share your interests to spend more time outdoors and want to integrate
new skills or build competency. From the basics of campfire building to the adventurous cooking of wild edibles, participants rotate through several stations provided by Park Naturalists and REI staff in order to practice these skills
and get cheered on by others. FREE but reservations are required by May 1 at
Call 321-6070 for more information.

WHERE: Caldwell Nature Preserve

WHEN: May 6, 2017, 6 - 8:30 pm
 Funny Hat Weekend

Come wearing your funniest hat and win 1 free ride! Come enjoy creating your very own craft hat. Enter for your chance to win a Parks' Goodie Bag with tokens, tickets to Krohn's Butterfly Show, and more (valued at over $50)! Our animals tip their 'hats' to you, and look forward to seeing you soon!

WHERE: Carol Ann's Carousel

WHEN: May 6 & 7, 2017 - 11 am - 5 pm 
  Crafts and Crafts

Come see the majestic Monarchs AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop at the Krohn Marketplace. This is a special time for "grown-ups" only and a perfect relaxing time to see the butterfly show.
ADULTS ONLY: Must be 21 with valid ID $15 per person and unlimited admission pin not valid at this event. Purchase beer separately. Registration required at:

WHERE: Krohn Conservatory

WHEN: March 12, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  Carol Ann's Carousel Anniversary

We're turning two! Come celebrate Carol Ann Hailes' namesake, Carol Ann's Carousel 2nd Year Anniversary, with free rides sponsored by the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. U.S. Bank Foundation! Come enjoy 11 am-2 pm the amazing spectacle of stilt walkers, face painters, balloon artists, magicians, and complimentary treats courtesy of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation! Have fun with Explore Nature!™ with live animal encounters from 12 pm-4 pm, along with fun crafts and games. Enter for your chance to win Krohn Butterfly Show Tickets and 20 tokens (value of over $60)! We hope you come whirl with us on this special day!

WHERE: Carol Ann's Carousel

WHEN: May 13, 2017 - 11 am -7 pm

Mother's Day @ Carol Ann's Carousel

 Come whirl with us and celebrate the special women in your life by making a special craft for this wonderful person! The animals look forward to seeing you again soon! 

WHERE: Carol Ann's Carousel
WHEN:  May 14, 2017 - 11 am - 5 pm
Butterfly Pajama Parties

Visit the butterflies after regular show hours. This special time is filled with family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Family Yoga will be offering brief family-friendly yoga poses and Juice Plus and Tower Garden will be on hand with a small display offering families info/samples of these nutrition resources.

WHERE: Krohn Conservatory
WHEN:  May 17th and 31st- 5 pm - 8 pm
In the Park After Dark
Come out and enjoy music and movies and one of Cincinnati's best views at historic Olden View Park. Olden View Park is located in Cincinnati's Incline District on the site of the old Price Hill Incline and has a commanding view of Cincinnati's downtown and the Ohio River.   The Cincinnati Park Board is partnering with the Olden View Park Advisory Council, Price Hill Will, Price Hill Alliance of Businesses   and EPHIA to present family friendly programming throughout the summer.
Movies will be presented on the following dates: 20 May, 24 June, 29 July and 9 September. Movies will start at approximately 9:30 pm

WHERE:  Oldenview Park

WHEN: May 20, 2017, 9:30 pm
Watercolor Wednesdays

Learn how to create watercolor butterflies with art instructor Lisa Curran. Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint and enjoy fun times with friends.(Beginner level-no previous experience required)
Adults only. $15 per person includes one drink ticket and supplies Pre-registration required. (No coupons, pins or passes apply.) Register at: 

WHERE:  Krohn Conservatory

WHEN: May 24, 2017, 5 - 7:30 pm
Twilight Hike

When is the last time you enjoyed an evening hike in a woods? Put on your boots to venture across streams and hike up steps to discover the animals that prefer to be
active during dawn and dusk. Appropriate for families with ages 8 and up. Meet at the parking lot across from the French House which is midway up the park road.
FREE, but reservations required; call 321-6070 by May 25.

WHERE: French Park
WHEN:  May 26, 2017 - 7 - 8:30 pm

  Animal Encounters & Nature Games

Have you ever played Quick Frozen Critters? How about Lemonade? Families with children ages 6 and up learn some of our favorite summer day camp games while learning important ecological principles such as predator vs prey and animal adaptations. Between games, get a close view of the animals cared for at the nature centers. FREE, but reservations required;
call 861-3435 by May 25.

WHEN: May 28, 2017 - 1 pm - 2:30 pm

WHERE: Stanbery Park

Naturally Fun Birthday Parties
Available on weekends throughout the year at all five Nature Centers; weekdays are available in December - January and August - September.  For a two hour party appropriate for ages 5 - 10 years, the Naturalist provides 90 minutes of nature activities such as a short hike, hands-on activities and a simple craft to keep as a memento. The last 30 minutes is for cake and presents...YUM! Details can be found at the Explore Nature! section of our website. Please call 321-6070 at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed date.
Fee: $150 for up to 10 children; $15 for each additional child.
Topics to choose from: Creepy Crawly (Insects, Spiders, Reptiles and Amphibians), Fantastic Fossils, Forest Friends (Mammals and other animal groups) and Winged Wonders (Birds, Butterflies and Bats).

Edible Fun!!!

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