Tuesday, September 7, 2004

'Mason Idol' finals will be Sept. 18

News briefs

The Enquirer

MASON - Because of rain, residents have to wait to pick the first-ever Mason Idol.

The finals competition was supposed to be part of the Aug. 28 Heritage Festival, but a storm washed out those plans.

The event has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the high school auditorium, 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road.

After two qualifying rounds, a total of nine contestants divided by age into three categories remain. Those who attend the finals will choose the winner.

Event celebrates U.S. Constitution

During National Constitution Week Sept. 15-21, visitors to William Howard Taft National Historic Site, 2038 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn, will be able to join millions of Americans across the country in a celebration by signing a duplicate of the United States Constitution.

A giant parchment replica of the document will be displayed at the site, which was the boyhood home of President Taft, who was the 10th chief justice of the United States after serving as the 27th president.

A celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 17 when Hamilton County Court of Appeals Judge Mark Painter speaks on the importance of the constitution. Visitors wishing to sign the constitution can do so through Sept. 21.

The site is open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except some holidays) and is wheelchair-accessible.

Information, 684-3262 or www.nps.gov/wiho.

'Kids Day' promotes health, safety

MADEIRA - Chiropractic offices worldwide will participate in the 10th annual "Kids Day America/International" - a health, safety and environmental awareness day Sept. 18.

Dr. Matthew D. Finke will sponsor the event noon-3 p.m. at Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive.

Finke will provide free spinal exams and scoliosis screenings and distribute information on disease prevention and specific health issues that affect children. His office will donate child identification cards to every child who attends.

Madeira Police will provide free fingerprinting of all children and bicycle helmet safety information. Fire and smoke safety tips will be taught by the Madeira/Indian Hill Fire Department, which will bring a fire truck.

Information: 272-9200 or www.childrenswellness.com.

Library to host Family Fun Day

Lively music, clowns, face painting, balloon sculptures and a performance by Madcap Puppets will be featured at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library's Hyde Park Branch's Family Fun Day from 12:45-3 p.m. Sept. 18.

Joseph Helfrich, a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who has been performing in public for more than 18 years, will perform.

The Friends of the Library will have a book sale with children's and adult books priced 50 cents to $4. The branch is at 2747 Erie Ave.

Information: 369-4456.

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