February 2020 Around Town 2

Healthy Start

The Lindner Center of HOPE, Cincy’s own nationally recognized care center, has recently announced the 2020 schedule for their free mental health information sessions. Throughout this year, this community education series will cover everything from mental health and substance use disorders to coping strategies and treatment. The first session, “Helping Your Loved One with an Eating Disorder,” occurs on February 19th and will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Mariutto, Psychologist and Clinical Director of Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Services. Learn about the warning signs of eating disorders, challenge the myths surrounding them, and discuss how to help family and friends in need. Meetings are set for the third Wednesday of every other month at the Manor House in Mason. 6–7:30 p.m. Registration encouraged. LindnerCenterOfHope.org

Kick It Up a Ninja-Notch

You can grow up to be anything—a firefighter, an astronaut, even a flying ninja. If your kid has any interest in the latter, get them started early at the Flying Ninja Academy. Loveland’s first kids ninja sport gym is now open on Loveland Madeira Rd. across from the primary school. Classes are available for kids from walking age to 13. The three courses: Baby Ninjas, Little Ninjas, and Ninja Training consist of curriculum licensed through the Ninja Zone and developed by experts. Drop-in, weekly and monthly packages available. TheFlyingNinjaAcademy.com

Punch Progess

TITLE Boxing Club has been a Loveland staple for nearly a decade—and it’s time for an upgrade. The unique fitness spot is heading a few doors down to a bigger, better spot in the building. Don’t worry—the ring, speed bag and other essentials will shift to their new location, but you can expect all-new heavy bags, flooring and the addition of an uppercut bag (power punch). Fitness is the core focus at TITLE, but rest assured: your workout buddies will become your community inside (and out) of the ring. TitleBoxingClub.com/Loveland-OH

Nonfiction’s Doyenne

The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has selected their 2020 Writer-in-Residence—Dani McClain is an award-winning author and journalist from nearby Camp Dennison. Dani graduated from Indian Hill HS and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University. The WIR committee selects a writer each year whose goal is to connect Cincinnati’s readers and writers. According to Kathy Y. Wilson, the library’s inaugural WIR, Dani’s writing proves there’s still room for nonfiction, “And the Writer-in-Residence is meant to make room for us all.” Foundation.CincinnatiLibrary.org