Friday, October 17, 2003

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What's going on around the home

Begin anew

Support system: Divorce is always tough, but it helps to have folks around who understand and care. New Beginnings: A Divorce Survival Group, meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Jewish Family Service, 11223 Cornell Park, Blue Ash. It offers divorced men and women the support they need to move on to new challenges. You can join at any time and attend as many sessions as you like. Each session is $10, and advance registration is required. Contact Lyenna Rura at 766-3305 or

Terrible twos

Toddler assistance: Catholic Social Services is offering a one-session class, Discipline and Parenting Skills for Parents of Two to Four Year Olds, to help adults get through these often turbulent years. The class is $15 and takes place 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Children's Home, 5014 Madison Road. To register, call 241-7745.

Halloween fun

Parky's here: Dress up your Halloween-loving kids and head to Parky's Farm in Winton Woods, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 25, for Parky's Halloween Fest, a fun event that will include wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating and a visit to the "Hardly Haunted Barn." Each child will get a bag of treats and a Busken pumpkin cookie. Cost is $4 per child; advance registration required. Download a form at or call 521-7275.

Pet parade: No kids to dress up as Cinderella? No problem - there are events planned for your darling pets this year, too. PetsMart stores will sponsor a "Howl-O-ween" costume party at all stores 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. There will be trick-or-treating, a costume parade and costume contests, and photos of you and your pet. Visit for details.

On the shelf

Get your MRS: Strong business women are used to getting what they want. So what if what they want is a husband? The same rules apply. Check out Find a Husband After 35: A Simple 15 Step Action Program (Ballantine Books; $22.95) by Rachel Greenwald, who subtitles her book Using What I Learned at Harvard Business School.You'll learn how to develop a personal brand, niche marketing, how to use direct mail and telemarketing to get the word out, and how to perform an exit interview and performance reviews to find the man of your dreams.

Rookie call

Drink milk, be a star: Sports-loving teens who drink milk could find themselves behind the scenes at the NBA All-Star 2004 game. The folks who launched the "Got milk?" campaign are searching for a Rookie Reporter to ask players how milk has helped them play their best.

To enter, log onto or for complete rules. Winner will be announced in February.

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