Ride the rails
Mr. Red's wild ride: Join the Cincinnati Reds mascot for a one-hour train ride through the Lebanon countryside this weekend and next. It's a special trip on a restored 1950s-era GP-7 diesel-electric locomotive that will include Reds tickets giveaways. Rides start at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 1 and 3 p.m. June 19 and 20. Cost is $12, $10 for children 12 and under; no charge for infants. As a special Father's Day incentive, dads ride for half price with the purchase of a full-fare child's ticket (one discount per family). Information: (513) 933-8022; www.CincinnatiRailway.com.
Here's your chance to shine on live TV in front of 60 million viewers: Organizers of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association are looking for singers, dancers and other acts to feature at the show. To audition, (you must be18 or older) send a VHS videotape of your performance (four minute maximum) to Jerry Lewis MDA Talent Search 2004, 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. Deadline is July 16.
Survive summer: Cincinnati can't get enough of its favorite survivor, Lillian Morris, (known as "Big Lil"), so Morris has planned a series of appearances at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County branches through July 3. Information and schedule: (513) 369-6944;www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
Singles unite for cause: The Single to Mingle crowd has a full slate of dinners planned for singles all summer, but first they're planning a party that doubles as a fund-raiser Monday. The Monday Mix & Mingle takes place 6-9 p.m. at Nick & Tony's Chophouse, 19 E. Seventh St., downtown. The event will benefit 7 Days for SIDS, which raises money for the Sudden Infant Death Network of Ohio. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Information: www.singletomingle.com.
Psychology for families: Can't understand why you and your kids are always at odds? You may be a judger, while your children might be perceivers, or vice versa. Judgers like life to be neatly organized, while perceivers are more likely to break the rules. Explanation courtesy of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a test based on research by psychologist Carl Jung. Learn more about it Tuesday and June 22 during a class, "Parenting with Personality Type: Using the MBTI to Better Understand Family Relationships", 7-8:30 p.m. at the Alan R. Mack Parents Center of Jewish Family Service, 11223 Cornell Park Drive, Blue Ash. Information: (513) 469-1188; www.jfscinti.org.
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