4 Can’t-Miss Events for Cincinnati Seniors This Spring

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4 Can’t-Miss Events for Cincinnati Seniors This Spring

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Warmer weather is here, Cincinnati seniors! Time to shake off the winter blahs, get your spring cleaning done and get ready to enjoy the season out and about. There are a number of events coming up that you'll want to know about.

Today, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite picks with you, so you can plan your social calendar and make plans to spend time with the grandkids (they're almost done with school for the year!).

Here are four can't-miss events you'll want to check out in Cincinnati this spring.

1. Cincinnati Parks' annual butterfly show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

What better way to welcome the return of sunshine and mild temperatures than with a trip to Eden Park, where you can take in Krohn Conservatory's wildly popular, annual butterfly show?

This year's theme is The Butterflies of Madagascar. You and your family will love the opportunity to commune with some of nature's most colorful, gentle creatures when you step into the indoor rainforest and find thousands of butterflies native to the Indian Ocean's "Island of Rainbows" flitting about over the Conservatory's 3,500 rare and beautiful plant species, including Giant Baobab trees, orange bidens, red celosia, purple salvia and green ipomoea.

The show is open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., until June 16. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children (kids 4 years old and under are free).

2. Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

This April, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is giving Cincinnati seniors and their families another great chance to get some color in their lives, when its yearly Zoo Blooms event returns.

Zoo Blooms features over 1 million flowers, including hyacinths, daffodils and one of the Midwest's largest displays of tulips (over 100,000 bulbs!).

You'll enjoy a landscape bursting with flowering trees, shrubs and other spring arrivals, and have the opportunity to see the Zoo's animal residents — including the world-famous hippo, Fiona, who in January celebrated her first birthday — peeking out of their winter quarters.

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, so don't miss your chance to see it in all its spring splendor.

Admission for seniors ages 62 and up and children 2-12 years old is just $12, when tickets are purchased in advance. Children under 2 are free.

3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

On ‘Big Daddy’ Pollitt’s 65th birthday, rumors of his declining health have unpleasant, avaricious family members coming out of the woodwork, all plotting to get a piece of his estate. The result? Filial mayhem.

It's the classic play that, in 1958, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives made immortal on the silver screen.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's take on Tennessee Williams' sultry family drama runs this April. Don't miss it. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here.

4. Urban Appalachian Film Festival

Mini Microcinema
1329 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati has long been considered an expatriate community, of sorts, for folks with Appalachian roots. Many mountain families moved to the Greater Cincinnati area during the industrial booms of the early 20th Century and the post-war period.

April 3-8, Cincinnati hosts the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition's 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference — a citywide series of free music, film and literary programs.

As part of the conference, one of Over-the-Rhine's best-kept secrets, the Mini Microcinema, will host the Urban Appalachian Film Festival, a multi-day series of showings that highlight films by and about Appalachian people.

Screenings are free to attend and feature various films, literary readings, discussion and Q&A sessions. Additional showings will be held at the Millennium Hotel.

These are just four of the wonderful events happening in our city this spring.

Check out the CincinnatiUSA events website to discover even more awesome, free and family-friendly events that will be taking place in our city this April and May.

Then, plan your calendar, call up your loved ones, friends and neighbors, and plan your outing. It's time to get out and about. Enjoy the spring weather, seniors!

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Kristin Davenport
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April 12, 2018
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director in Cincinnati. Kristin is passionate about making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city. She is a Lead SAIDO Learning Supporter and a member of the ‘Refresh Your Soul’ conference planning team at ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex, live in Lebanon, Ohio with their 2 daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon.

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