Sunday, May 05, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Book sale: There's a bit of everything — paperbacks, hardbacks, videos, CDs and more — selling on the cheap at the Harrison Branch Library Used Book Sale. Noon-4 p.m. today, 10398 New Haven Road. 369-4442.

        Reneau Family: The traveling Indiana group belts out a family-friendly show full of bluegrass, folk classics and Mother's Day storytelling. 2 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Public Library, 123 W. High St., $9-$15. (812) 926-1778.

        Art fair: The downtown Madeira business district is wall-to-wall with local and national artists selling their artsy wares. Also, look for specialty plants and live dulcimer music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today,Miami Avenue. 831-4452.

        Choral fest: The Cincinnati Children's Choir performs its spring concert, Celebrate America, featuring music spanning a wide range of styles such as American Indian, Hawaiian, gospel and more, 3 p.m. today, Patricia Corbett Theater, University of Cincinnati. $3-$5. 556-4183.

Staying in

        TV picks: NBC crams 75 years of TV and radio highlights into NBC's 75th Anniversary Special (8-11 p.m., Channels 5, 22), so don't expect to see much of your favorites from Milton Berle to Miami Vice, Sid Caesar to Seinfeld, Family Ties to Frasier, or Wagon Train to The West Wing.

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says Ving Rhames stars as a man raising the grandson his daughter (Gloria Reuben) placed for adoption in Little John, a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

What's in stores today
        For mom:
Not to get all panicky, but you have one week to find a Mother's Day gift. For something sweet, try Godiva's Sheer Luxury Mother's Day 2002 Collection, keepsake boxes that will be around longer than the candy. All done up in green embroidered fabric, the Keepsake Truffle Box is 16 truffles for $42. The Surprise Box is an assortment, 23 pieces for $54. At the stores, (800) 9-GODIVA or

Planning Ahead
24 hours out: Summerfair Inc., always in need of helpers, has an informational meeting about volunteering for the summer arts fest. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. 531-0050.

        48 hours out: Just in time for Mother's Day, Enquirer columnist Laura Pulfer smiles broadly and signs her Mothers and Other Heroes. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes and Noble, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: The super-hot modern rock act Rusted Rootplays Bogart's, 8 p.m., 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $22.50. 562-4949.


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Serve it this week: Vidalia onions