EVENT DATE : January 25, 11:30AM
Miami Township Library

Reading delivers great benefits to children, but reading in the company of a furry friend? Even better. Bring your kiddo to read and relax with a licensed therapy dog. Kids 5–12 can bring a story favorite from home, or find a book in the stacks they think dogs like best! Registration required, 10-minute sessions. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ClermontLibrary.org/Locations/Miami-Township

EVENT DATE : January 25, 1:00PM
Loveland Library

Having fun with Legos is easy, but with the right creativity, you can craft something marvelous and intricate. Our local library is hosting a grand Lego-palooza designed to showcase creations of local kids and teens—kids ages 4–12 are invited to complete challenges, play games and build crafts … all with Legos. No registration required. 1–3 p.m. CincinnatiLibrary.org/Branches/Loveland.html

EVENT DATE : January 26, 2:00PM
Children’s Meeting House Montessori School

Voted Cincinnati’s Best Preschool by Cincinnati Family Magazine, Children’s Meeting House was also recently awarded the honor of Nonprofit of the Year by the LMRCA. With its seven-acre wooded campus and traditional Montessori education, CMH creates an unparalleled environment for learning—and exceeding—naturally. Come explore the school and grounds, plus meet teachers and parents. 2–4 p.m. CMHSchool.com  

EVENT DATE : February 1, 9:00AM
Oasis Conference Center

Fly fishing seems simple on the surface, but it’s a challenging and mesmerizing sport. Gear up for your next trip—or get into a new sport!—at the 2020 Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show. Browse everything from reels and rods to lodges and linens—it’s a one-day event where 70+ exhibitors and pro demos are sure to catch your attention. 9–4 p.m. BuckeyeFlyFishers.com/Expo2020

EVENT DATE : February 8, 6:00PM
Whistle Stop Clay Works

Sgraffito: a decoration technique that involves scratching through a surface to reveal a contrasting color. Bring any simple design or picture to WSCW for a Sgraffito workshop! Students will prep, glaze and scratch their design into a clay tile. Expect expert guidance from potter Bonnie Mitchell, plus a beautiful creation to take home. $40/person. No experience necessary. 6–8 p.m. WhistleStopClayWorks.com

EVENT DATE : February 8, 7:00PM
Raffel’s Banquet Center on Reading Rd.

Decadence and bubbly by candlelight? Now that we have your attention, don’t miss the Heritage Village Museum’s biggest fundraiser—this year’s romp is based on the Roaring Twenties, so expect jazz music, dancing (the Charleston, of course!), silent auctions, raffles, a chocolate and appetizer buffet, and more. Proceeds go toward preserving the Village and educational events. Swell! $40/person. 7–10 p.m. HeritageVillageCincinnati.org

EVENT DATE : February 14, 8:00AM
Loveland Presbyterian Church

There’s something sweet and sentimental about celebrating the tradition of the Loveland Valentine Lady, and this year is no exception. Join Debby Murray (this year’s chosen lovely lady) at the Loveland Presbyterian Church for a decadent breakfast on this most special of days—this year honoring all of Loveland’s Valentine Ladies throughout the years. 8–9:30 a.m. Space is limited, $25.  LMRChamberAlliance.org

EVENT DATE : February 15, 10:00AM
Sharonville Convention Center

Get ready for fur-covered snuggles—My Furry Valentine’s annual pet adoption event is on! This weekend is perfect for adding a four-legged member to your family. Meet more than 800 animals looking for their forever homes, or consider early-bird admission for extra time uncovering your new best friend. 10–5 p.m. both days. $5 GA, $25 early-bird (special Sat. hours only). MyFurryValentine.com

EVENT DATE : February 15, 10:00AM
Kingwood Park on Irwin Simpson Rd.

Are you experiencing withdrawal from summer farmers markets? Missing the sun on your face, the taste of fresh veggies, the feeling of supporting local vendors? Curb your market-missing blues with a trip to the late-winter edition of the Deerfield Township Farmers Market. Shop farm-fresh meats, preserves and hand-made goods—and support local artisans all season long. 10–11 a.m. DeerfieldFarmersMarket.com

EVENT DATE : February 22, 2:00PM
Loveland Library

Singing in the library is rarely permitted, but this is an exception to the rule! ROKCincy is hosting a sneak peek of what’s to come at the Cincinnati Opera this summer—Roundabout Opera for Kids will perform part of The Barber of Seville. Bring the whole family for a production packed with bilingual vocals and familiar tunes. 2–2:45 p.m.  CincinnatiLibrary.org/Branches/Loveland.html

EVENT DATE : February 25, 7:00PM
Bishop’s Quarter

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times rollas you celebrate Fat Tuesday at Loveland’s Mardi Gras headquarters. Indulge in Hurricanes, Bayou faves like shrimp and grits, and all things decadent before the traditional season of Lenten fasting begins. Fantastic music, delicious food and colorful decor are sure to match NOLA-level festivities (beads, optional). 7–11 p.m. BishopsQuarterBar.com

EVENT DATE : February 29, 5:30PM
Sycamore High School

Lynx Project presents the Autism Advocacy Series—concert programs featuring the words and poetry of four individuals with autism. Using a method that enables nonverbal individuals to create poetry, each poem is turned into song by composers across the U.S.—then performed by local singers. A powerful evening of art, collaboration, sensitivity and music. $25/adult, $10/students. 5:30–6:30 p.m. LynxProject.org