CINCINNATI.COM - Free and fun events this weekend: Aug. 18-20

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Free and fun events this weekend: Aug. 18-20

By Luann Gibbs

FRIDAY, Aug. 18

St. Bernadette Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, St. Bernadette Church, 1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia. Live music, food, kids rides, games, air-conditioned casino, raffles and more. 513-753-5566; stbameliaparish.org.

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria. Concessions for purchase. Bounce houses, face painting and more for kids. Split the pot, raffles and more. Music by Beer Money Band (Fri) and Barney and the Howlers (Sat). Mass 4 p.m. (Sat) and chicken dinner 3:30-7:30 p.m. (Sat). Free parking. Senior Shuttle available from parking lot. Free. 859-635-4188; www.saintmaryparish.com.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Festival, 6-11 p.m. Friday, 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Milford. Rides, games, raffles, gambling under big tent, food, live music by The Rusty Griswolds (Sat) and more. 513-575-0119.

The Athlete: Mind Body andSoul, 6-10 p.m., AYDesign Art Gallery & Studio, 4722 Vine St., St. Bernard. Group exhibit featuring artistic works by local artists Gary Kessler, Greg Matsey and Carol MacConnell. Free. 513-620-4722; www.aydzn.com.

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St. Mary Family Funfest, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (Spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m.) Sunday, St. Mary Church, 2853 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Live music, food, games, rides and more. Free. 513-321-1207.

Friday Flow, 7-10 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Music by Urban Mystic. Free. 513-621-4400; washingtonpark.org.

PNC Summer Music Series: Indie Vol. 2017, 7-11 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Music by Stop Light Observations, Daniel In Stereo. Free. 513-763-8036; www.myfountainsquare.com.

Summer Music Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Music by Just Vince and The Fellas. Free. 513-771-8733; www.greatparks.org.

Cinema in the City: The Princess Bride, 7-11 p.m., Seasongood Pavilion, 950 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Live music at 7 p.m., movie at dusk. Food and fun activities for kids and raffle. Free. 513-352-4080.

St. John's Dry Ridge Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-10 p.m. (Country-style chicken dinner 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Sunday, St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. Rides, games, food, music and more. Free. 513-385-8010.

Mount Healthy Summer Concert Series, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mount Healthy City Park, 1532 Hill Ave., Mount Healthy. Gazebo stage. Music by Michelle Robinson. Bring own chairs or blankets. Free. 513-931-8840.

Summer Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Blue Ash. Music by The Remains. Free. 513-745-8550; www.blueash.com.

Molly Malone’s Tenth Anniversary Party, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Molly Malone's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. Music by The Bloody Tinth, DJ, drink prices rolled back 10 years and more. Ages 21 and up. Free admission. 859-491-6659; covington.mollymalonesirishpub.com.

Summer Outdoor Movie: Cars, 9 p.m., Aurora Lions Club, 228 Second St., Aurora. Parking lot behind Lions Club. Free outdoor family movies for all, beginning at dusk. Free popcorn with food and drinks available to purchase. Free. 812-926-1100; www.aurora.in.us.

Riflessioni di Colore: Claudio Malacarne and Gianluca Vidal, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Marta Hewett Gallery, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. Summer exhibition of Italian artists features work from painter Malacarne's Water series and glassworks from Vidal. Continues through Sept. 30. Free. 513-281-2780; www.martahewett.com.

Anila Quayyum Agha: All The Flowers Are For Me, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Pakistani-American artist creates immersive installations by manipulating light. Free. 513-721-2787; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

SATURDAY, Aug. 19

The City Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Urban flea market. Shopping, eating and drinking from local vendors. Free. No phone; www.thecityflea.com.

Dog Day in the Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Alexandria Community Park, 3965 Alexandria Drive, Alexandria. Pup parade and costume contest, prizes. Demonstrations, agility course, play park, paw art, photo booth, vendors, concessions. Free. 859-635-6359.

Archaeology Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Serpent Mound, 3850 Ohio 73, Peebles, Ohio. Artifact displays, demonstrations, children's activities, historical reenactors, live music. Expert on-site to help identify artifacts brought by public. Free, $8 parking. 800-752-2757; bit.ly/2aOEOZ5.

Butterfly Hunt, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Forest Run Wildlife Preserve, 1810 New London Road, Ross. Local butterfly expert Bob Huhn leads hunt. Free. 513-867-5835; yourmetroparks.net.

Glendale During WWI: Doing Our Bit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square, Glendale. Exhibit features stories about Glendale citizens during WWI, those who worked for war effort at home and those who served overseas. Free. 513-227-8613.

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Sawyer Point, Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Children's pavilion, young adult stage, Arts Alive stage, spirituality pavilion, seniors pavilion, chess tent, bid whist tent, health pavilion, various non-profit organizations, vendors, exhibitors and other businesses. Free. 513-247-0205; www.myblackfamilyreunion.org.

Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull, noon-8 p.m., Parking Lot, High St. at Short St., Lawrenceburg. Teams of 15 race to pull 74,000 pound fire truck 50 feet fastest. Kiddie Pull, petting zoo, food and music by Jack Wagon Band. Benefits Special Olympics Ripley, Ohio, Dearborn. Free. 812-584-6861; www.soindiana-rod.org/ftp.

Breakfast Day, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm, 6924 Brown Road, Oxford. Enjoy traditional breakfast foods from pioneer days. Free. 513-523-8005.

Fall into Fashion, noon-4 p.m., Tri-County Mall, 11700 Princeton Road, Springdale. 1st Level near play area. See Fall collections from Rue 21, Macys, Lularoe, and more. Dance performance from Cincyettes Dancers, live podcast with Tiffanymichelle and Kelli Prather and more. Free. 513-341-5669; girlfriendznetworkinggroup.com.

Battery Hooper Civil War Days, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Fort Wright. Civil War living history with hospital setup, cannon firing, soldiers, civilians in costume. Speakers each day. Park at Community of Faith Presbyterian Church. Free. 859-322-8838.

Matinees at the Main, 1-3 p.m., Main Theater, 7428 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Parking on street and in public lot (free) at Kinney and Perry. Free. mthealthyrenaissance.org.

Car Wash: Wave Pool Party and Car Bed Show, 2-7 p.m., Wave Pool Gallery, 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Wear swimming gear and enjoy art-filled summer party. Artists reimagine car beds into interactive sculpture, art auction, dunk tank, slip'n'slide, music by Tweens, Swim Team and Marc Govemanti and more. Free. 509-509-5135; www.wavepoolgallery.org.

Tunes at the Taft, 2-4 p.m., Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. Taft Tent. Music by The Hiders. Complimentary sweet treats provided by Graeter's. Cash bar. No reservations required. Free. 513-684-4516; www.taftmuseum.org.

40 Years of Punk Rock: Repo Man, 2-4:30 p.m., Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown. Room 3B. Alex Cox's 1984 classic film starring Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton and great punk rock soundtrack. Snacks and drinks provided. Short discussion follows. Rated R. Free. 513-369-6900; www.cincinnatilibrary.org.

Raptors Live, 2-3 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Loveland. Meet several feathered friends face-to-face and learn about them. Free. 513-965-9344.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester Township. Sir John Falstaff tries to remedy his financial woes by chasing 2 happily married women, using same scam at same time. Witty wives sniff out his scheme and turn tables on their would-be wooer. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Free. 513-381-2273; cincyshakes.com.

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PNC Summer Music Series: FSQ Live, 7-11 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Live music with Leroy Ellington Band. Free. 513-763-8036; myfountainsquare.com.

Park After Dark, 8-11 p.m., Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center, 6301 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Grandstand. Music by DV8. Free. 513-232-8000; www.belterrapark.com.

River City Jam Concert Series, 8 p.m., Roebling Point Entertainment District, Court Avenue and E. Third Street, Covington. Music by Lowell Ford with Hanna Rae Mathey, Young Heirlooms and Aubrie Sellers. Free. 859-814-8858; facebook.com/RiverCityJam.

Saturday Night Cinema, 8:30 p.m., Mount Healthy City Park, 1532 Hill Ave., Mount Healthy. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Movie begins at dusk. Light refreshments available for purchase. Free. 513-931-8840.

Night Hike, 9 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Alexandria. Learn about nocturnal animals. If bringing flashlight, make it one with red light as so not to disrupt night vision. Free. Reservations required. 859-572-2600; ces.ca.uky.edu/Campbell.

Wonky Tonk, 9 p.m.-midnight, Grand Central Delicatessen, 6085 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge. Free. 513-531-3354; gcdeli.com.

Bashfest: John Walsh, Army Coach, Team Stray, Bloodgate, 9 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. Free. 859-653-6336; www.southgatehouse.com.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., VFW Post 9630 Mount Carmel Post, 4283 Stoddard Lane, Batavia. No membership required to participate. Ages 21 and up. Free. 513-732-0747; www.bill-and-nikki-karaoke.com.

SUNDAY, Aug. 20

The Sandbark Luau, 2-7 p.m., The Sandbar, 4609 Kellogg Ave., East End. Wear Hawaiian shirt and lei. Obstacle course for active dogs, photo booth for diva dogs, and DJ at the Cabana bar for laid-back dogs. Free. 513-533-3810; bit.ly/2wmcK8H.

Buddy Roger's Music Block Party 2017, noon-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Plaza between Aquarium and Mitchell's Fish Market. Performing acts include University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands and drumline, several local high school drumlines, and 2016 DCA Class A Champions, Cincinnati Tradition Drum and Bugle Corps. Music instrument petting zoo put on by CSO Pops, instrument donation and more. Free. 513-853-9452; www.buddyrogers.com.

Miller-Leuser Log House Open House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Anderson Township. Bring family to see historic, restored 1796 pioneer home. Stroll grounds, explore barn, outhouse, corn crib and gardens. Displays celebrating farming heritage of Anderson. Ample parking. Free. 513-231-2114; andersontownshiphistoricalsociety.org.

Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Lower atrium. Learn about history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. 513-231-2114; andersontownshiphistoricalsociety.org.

Show and Tell on the Farm, 2-4 p.m., Chrisholm Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton. Each program is different with special guest stars, some furry and some feathery, and fun activities. Free. 513-867-5835; yourmetroparks.net.

Palooza in the Park, 2-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Features Bacchanal Steel Band, Walnut Hills Jazz Band, Finneytown Trombone Trio, My Cincinnati, Riley School of Irish Music and Peraza Music Workshop. Free. 513-221-4640; www.chambermusicnetwork.org.

Pinning Ceremony to Honor Vietnam Veterans, 3-4 p.m., American Legion Boone Post 4, 8385 U.S. Highway 42, Florence. Memorial Hall. Vietnam veterans who served in any branch of military from 1955-1975 in any part of world are invited to participate in pinning ceremony to receive their Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. Special guest speaker Retired USA Army Major Gen. James T Jackson from Washington, D.C. Free. Reservations recommended. 859-609-0764.

Cincinnati's Jews and the Civil War, 4 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. UC professor Mark Raider discusses how area Jews reacted to war in community. Free. 513-751-0651; www.stowehousecincy.org.

Band on the Lawn, 5-7 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 415 Park Ave., Newport. Music by Florence Community Band. Carnival games from 5-6 p.m., Water provided, food for purchase from local food trucks. Free. 859-431-1818; www.stjohnsuccnewport.org.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community House, 205 E. Sharon Ave., Glendale. Lawn. Sir John Falstaff tries to remedy his financial woes by chasing 2 happily married women, using same scam at same time. Witty wives sniff out his scheme and turn tables on their would-be wooer. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Free. 513-771-0333; cincyshakes.com.