Thursday, December 02, 1999


A guide to help make your day

        • Anthony Munoz: In person, signing The NFL Best Shots: The Greatest NFL Photography of the Century, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 369-8960.

        • Beer tasting: “Holiday Beers,” 7 p.m. today, Cork 'n' Bottle, 501 Crescent Ave., Covington. $10. 261-8333.

        • NKU theater: Mystery of Edwin Drood opens 8 p.m. today. Continues 8 p.m Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 12, Northern Kentucky University Theatre, Highland Heights. $5-$9. 572-5464.

        • Amy Grant: The contemporary Christian performer plays 7:30 p.m. today at Nutter Center in Dayton. $30.50-$40.50. (937) 228-2323.

        • Healthy hearts: Do your heart a favor and attend the open house for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for reversing heart disease 7 p.m. today at Mercy Holistic Health and Wellness Center, 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield. 853-5097.

        • Christmas show: MisFitt Theatre Co.'s production The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens 8 p.m. today, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. Through Sunday. $4-$8. 863-8873.

        • TV picks: They'll argue about this for weeks on radio talk shows: Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards honoring the greatest athletes, achievements and sports moments of the past 100 years (9-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • And TV critic John Kiesewetter will be watching his favorite Christmas film tonight, Ed Asner's The Gathering shot in Hudson, Ohio, in 1977 (8 p.m., TNN). The terrific cast includes Maureen Stapleton, Veronica Hamel, Gregory Harrison, Stefanie Zimbalist, Bruce Davison, Gail Strickland and Lawrence Pressman.

        • Web site of the day: Click your way through for connections to more than 10 sites celebrating Hanukkah, which begins Friday. Make your own dreidel, send a virtual latke and learn Hebrew songs for the holiday.

        • Beary cute: Cornelius, Alice, Fuzzy, Fluffy and Muffy VanderBear are back, dressed in buffalo-checked woolens and moose-print corduroys as part of the new '99 Adirondack Collection, $33-$88. The VanderBear collection can be found at such stores as Animal Haus, Bizarre Bazaar, Enchanted Cottage, Gattles, Laugh & Learn Toys and Stuffed Animal Crackers.

        • 24 hours out: Cincinnati Country Day School Holidaze Bookfair Celebration, 4-11 p.m. Friday, Barnes and Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. Featured authors doing signings at 7:30 p.m.: Laura Pulfer, Paul Daugherty, Larry Nager, Cliff Radel, Liz Dufour, Sue Lancaster, Katherine Whiteside, Will Hillenbrand, Linda Leopold Strauss. Live music with Katie Reider, children's activities, raffles, prizes, more. 794-9440.

        • 48 hours out: Balluminaria, illuminated hot air balloon event, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mirror Lake, Eden Park. 352-4080.

        • 72 hours 'til Sunday: Ricky Martin plays 8 p.m. at Firststar Center. $45. 562-4949. Get To It appears daily. Send items to


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