Saturday, September 16, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Oktoberfest: Cincinnati's German heritage is front and center at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today on Fifth Street, downtown. World's Largest Chicken Dance and Kazoo Band led by Davy Jones is at 4 p.m. Continues Sunday. 579-3191.

        Zoo anniversary: Special events at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden today will include puppet shows, animal meet-and-greets, a dolphin/whale talk and ragtime music in celebration of 125 years of Cincinnati Zoo life, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Continues Sunday. 281-4700.

        Travis Tritt: The country star takes the stage 7 p.m. today at Turfway Park in Florence. Part of all-day music fest surrounding Kentucky Cup racing, starting at noon. $15. 371-0200.

        Reds: Third game in series against Milwaukee, 1:15 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Child safety event: At all area Home Depot stores, parents can get a free KidCare photo ID for records in case the child is ever missing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Games and entertainment also available.

Staying In
       TV picks:
If you're not glued to NBC's Summer Olympics, check out the Jeff Ruby Roast (7-8 p.m., Channels 12) taped last week with Pete Rose, Sparky Anderson, Michael Douglas, Boomer Esiason, Cris Collinsworth, Norma Rashid and Jerry Springer.

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says Shelley Winters tells Backstory (5:30 p.m., American Movie Classics) how she nearly drowned Gene Hackman on a show devoted to The Poseidon Adventure. The Goods (What's in stores today)
       Decked out:
Scare yourself — and your friends — silly with 52 ideas for one of the most popular holidays of the year. 52 Tricks and Treats for Halloween (Chronicle Books; $6.95) by Lyn Gordon, offers hints for creating your own haunted house, concocting fake vampire's blood from corn syrup and peanut butter, or making a ghostly image from an ordinary flashlight. It's part of Chronicle's popular 52 Decks series, designed like a standard deck of playing cards.

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra gives its first concert — a program of Mozart — under new music director Mischa Santora, 3 p.m. Sunday in Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. $4-$20. 723-1182.

        48 hours out: Yoga workshop featuring nationally renowned authors Julie Lusk and Nischala Joy Devi beginning 7 p.m. Monday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
       72 hours 'til Tuesday: Cincinnati Playwrights' Initiative presents a staged reading of three short dramas by Marion DiFalco, 8 p.m., Fifth Third Bank Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $5. 621-2787.
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Ky. court: Justin stays with adoptive parents
Teachers approve merit-pay system
Flu shots might be delayed
Jewel bag took long way home
Oktoberfest crowds descend on downtown
Rules set for health screenings
City asked to reduce building permits
Execution sought in pilot's killing
HOWARD: Neighborhoods
Deluxe ball diamond funded
New chief promoted from ranks
Concert review
Couple shares dream barn
Flower show celebrates autumn, plants holiday seeds
Home and garden notes
Living trees make wonderful gifts and memorials
Noted designers to speak at furnishings symposium
Stained-glass garden
To do this week
Brothers give wives kidneys
Career center ex-employee guilty of 'revolving door' work
City lawyers cancel meeting
Court suspends convicted ex-senator's law license
Deputy in scuffle at shopping center, suspect arrested
Father to ask Albright to help regain daughter
Gun seller challenges 2 cities' limits
Jury to decide accused father's fate
Man accused of bootlegging Scarface CD
Man must pay former employer
Mining companies to fight together
Promoting public service, legislators head back to class
Rabbi presents gift to president
Roger Bacon students walk, raise money
Round two of payments
Superintendent search narrowed to 3
Westwood criticized over 'equity' legislation
Witness loses nerve, sprints from courtroom
Woman sentenced for using cattle prod on child
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