Friday, March 5, 2004

On the fridge: What's going on around the home

Easy money

Paying for college: If your teen speaks Klingon, he or she could win a college scholarship - it's true, say Gen and Kelly Tanabe, authors who say scholarship money is out there for the taking. They'll unveil their annual list of Most Outrageous Scholarships (which also includes one for champion duck callers, by the way) during a workshop at 7 p.m. March 26 at Borders Books, Music & Cafe, 9459 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. The workshop, How to Pay for College, is free. Details, (513) 245-9898.

Attention, please

Adding info: It's difficult to know whether you should seek medical attention for a child you suspect has ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The folks at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Outpatient Mason facility have answers - you can ask them at a seminar 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The program will provide an open forum to ask questions and get information. Cost is $5. To register, (513) 636-5714.

Be prepared

Support your Scouts: Giving couldn't be easier - stuff a bag with clothing you and your family no longer wear and set it on your doorstep March 28. Members of the Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls will stop by to collect the bags between 1 and 4 p.m. It's all part of the 52nd annual Scouting for Food and Clothing Drive, sponsored by Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.

The event helps Goodwill put disabled adults and veterans in need of assistance to work. (513) 771-4800.

Lost and found

Play it again: Have you already misplaced the instruction sheet to that game of Rummikub or Uno Attack the kids got for Christmas?

Never fear. Just go to and click on "Game Rules" in the top left corner.

Travel light

Have it waiting there for you: Traveling with young children no longer has to mean packing all your belongings or shopping as soon as you land. A new service, Babies Travel Lite, will deliver baby supplies anywhere in the country, whether it's a ski condo, beach resort or Grandma's.

For a $15 fee - or more, depending on how close to departure you place your order - the service will deliver everything from diapers and formula to sunscreen, bath supplies and night lights. Visit or call (888) 450-5483.

Get moving

Active kids start here: To help make physical activity a part of your child's daily life, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education has developed a new brochure for parents and caregivers. The booklet offers ideas for physical activities you can do with children. To download a PDF file of the booklet, visit and click on "New Early Childhood Brochure."

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On the fridge: What's going on around the home