This Just In – November 2014 Edition*

Need to get ready to vote?

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has created a nonpartisan voter guide for the Nov. 4 election. The voter guide provides information about each candidate and issue on the Hamilton County ballot, as well as basic information about the Warren and Butler County ballots. Print copies are at all Hamilton County libraries. It is available online at www.vote411.org. Information: 281-8683, info@lwvcincinnati.org or lwvcincinnati.org

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Ruthven at Baker Hunt

Friends of The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center will present “An Evening with John A. Ruthven” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Ruthven, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year, is often described as the “20th Century John Audubon.” He grew up in Walnut Hills and spent much of his life on the banks of the Ohio River dreaming about birds. The mural version of his most recent work, “Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon,” spans the entire side of a building at 15 E. Eighth Street in downtown Cincinnati. Tickets are $10 until Nov. 10; after that, $15, if available. RSVP at www.bakerhunt.org or (859) 431-0020. All proceeds will benefit The Baker Hunt Youth Scholarship Fund. Picture: John A. Ruthven with his “Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon” painting.

Family event spotlights child abuse


The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center and its volunteer group, The Advocates, hosted a family-friendly community awareness event at the Richwood Tahoe Railroad. The railroad was created to help charities raise money without cost to them. The train and use of the facility was donated by Bill Yung and Columbia Sussex Corporation. The day consisted of train rides, carnival games, tattoos, crafts, a bounce house, a fire truck, finger painting and more. Proceeds benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides services for children who are victims of child abuse and their families. www.nkycac.org

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Great Parks hosts annual Harper art show

The work of artists Charley and Edie Harper will be on display at the annual Great Parks of Hamilton County Harper Art Show, Nov. 12–16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. Harper merchandise, including prints, cards, jewelry, calendars and the new Twowls ornament, will be for sale. A print of “Family Circle” will be free with any other print purchase. Picture: the “Family Circle” print

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Tree-planting, trail clearing at Great Parks

Volunteers have been planting trees and clearing trails at Sharon Woods and Winton Woods, both part of the Great Parks of Hamilton County. At Sharon Woods, 130 volunteers planted 550 native trees purchased through a $10,000 grant from REI. Individuals, families, Great Parks volunteers and groups from EkoMovers, Macy’s, Girl Scout Troop 45968 and American Heritage Girls Troop 1843 pitched in. At Winton Woods, nearly 30 volunteers from Stantec Consulting worked to improve the Kingfisher and Great Oaks trails. They removed old steps, worked on the grade of the trails, helped improve existing drainage and removed all split-rail fence.

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