Sunday, August 01, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Symbol of peace: Today, the Belle of Cincinnati carries the World Peace Bell into the city. Join the festivities, 2-9 p.m., along the riverfront, with a parade of world flags, music and marching bands. 655-9500.

        • Reds vs. Giants: 1:15 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. It's Fox Sports Ohio Cap Day, with a free replica Reds cap (the new style) for the first 20,000 fans. Tickets: 421-7337.

        • Nickelodeon family fun: “Totally Nick Weekend” continues today at Paramount's Kings Island with a Nicktoon Scavenger Hunt and a Blues Clues Play-Along. Park opens at 9 a.m. Admission: $19.99-$35.99. (800) 288-0808.

        • Picnic with the Pops: Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Vocal Ease perform today at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton. Music at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets. 868-8336.

        • Lebanese festival: Stuffed cabbage, kibbe, spinach pies and Lebanese pastries will be at St. Anthony of Padua's annual Maharajan (festival), noon-9 p.m. today, 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. Music and dancing, Lebanese marketplace. 961-0120.

Staying in
        • TV picks: You could call it the original MTV, or music television, when Paul Dixon, Wanda Lewis and Dottie Mack would pantomime to hit records in the infancy days of TV. WCPO-TV celebrates its 50th anniversary repeating an early 1950s Paul Dixon Show (5 p.m., Channel 9), which aired nationally on ABC from the station, then broadcasting on Channel 7 here, says TV critic John Kiesewetter.

County fairs
        • Opening dates: Two Tristate county fairs open this week.

        • Boone County Fair opens Monday. Hours: 6-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday., Boone County Fairgrounds, Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky. Frog jumping and watermelon seed-spitting contests, demolition derby, country music. $6, age 2 and under free. 586-6101.

        • Hamilton County Fair opens Wednesday. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, through next Sunday. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Vine Street and Paddock Road, Carthage. Livestock and produce competitions, Toyota Stunt show 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, karaoke 6:30 p.m. next Sunday. $7, under age 2 free (free admission for all 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday except $5 for rides). 761-4224.

        • A day away: See small animals and special items from Cincinnati Museum Center's collection during Awesome Animal Adaptation, 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Amelia Branch Library. For grades K-8. Registration: 752-5580.

        • 48 hours out: It's German Night Tuesday at Concerts in the Park, with the Alpen Echos and Enzian Dancers, along with German cuisine. 5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheatre. 745-8550.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: The Big Band Series presents Lee's Junction Swingin' Big Band, 7:30 p.m. at Ault Park in Mount Lookout. 352-4080.

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