Thursday, July 8, 2004

Get to it!

Going Out

Digital fingerprinting

Receive an 8- by 10-inch ID card with digital photo, fingerprints and personal information for your child. 9 a.m.-noon today at Kroger's, 5830 Harrison Road, Dent, 574-2810, and 3-6 p.m. today at Kroger's, 6150 Glenway Ave., Westwood, 662-2460. Free.

In concert

• Kenny Chesney with Rascal Flatts and Uncle Kracker. 7:30 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $30.75-$62.75. 562-4949.

• Umphrey's McGee with Theresa Andersson. 8:30 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $12. 562-4949.

On stage

Love Letters, a two-person play chronicling the lives of childhood friends through their written correspondence. The rotating cast opens 8 p.m. today with Ed Cohen and Dee Anne Bryll. Continues through July 17. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. $9. (859) 441-0122.

Book signings

• Carl T. Smith, author of Lowcountry Boil, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. 396-8960.

• Charles A. Wiley, author of To God Be The Glory: We Must Never Give Up, 7 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester Township. Free. 755-2258.

Cincinnati Opera

The Summer Festival continues with the opening of Don Giovanni, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and next Friday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $25-$130. 241-2742.

Looking Ahead

24 hours out

The Art of Storytelling, an exhibition of 17 original paintings by Mary GrandPre, opens with a reception featuring the artist, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Closson's Phyllis J. Weston Art Gallery, 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Portions of the proceeds go to Cincinnati Opera. Through July 31. 762-5510.

48 hours out

"Ghosts" from the past discuss their lives during the 1800s and answer questions at Meet the Past Days, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Heritage Village Museum, Sharon Woods Park, Ohio 42, Sharonville. Continues next Saturday and Sunday. $7, $6 seniors, $5 children 5-12. 563-9484.

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Get to it!