Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weekend Warm-Up: October 3 – 5

My recommendations for something to do this weekend

Besides Rutherford B. Hayes’s Birthday on October 4, there are a few things going on around town.

First I’d like to point out that October is the last month of the season for ARCHITREKS. This weekend there are Downtown walking tours on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM and a Mt. Adams tour at 11:00 AM on Saturday only.

The Red Bull Soapbox Race is October 4. Sounds and looks interesting. Philadelphia hosted one this year with San Francisco and Denver following the Cincinnati event.

From the website:
When is Red Bull Soapbox Race Cincinnati?
The big event is on October 4th, 2008. Pit Row open at 11:00 AM, with first race scheduled for 1:00 PM. Award ceremonies are expected to take place around 3:30 PM.
Where is it?
The event is taking place in the Mt Adams area east of downtown Cincinnati. The start line will be located on St. Gregory St. just north of Pavilion St. The pit area, aka Pit Row, will be located in the Monastery parking lot off St. Paul Pl. This is where you can view the crafts and mingle with the teams beginning at 11:00 AM before they line up in procession to the starting line at 12:30 PM. The finish line will be at the intersection of Wareham Dr. and Elsinore Ave.

Various other activities around town include:
Northside Home Tour is noon – 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 5.
Hyde Park Square Art Show is also Sunday, October 5, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. QCS is going to try and attend early.

If you are interested in marking Rutherford B. Hayes’s birthday with a road trip, the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is having a Civil War reenactment and encampment on October 4th and 5th on the grounds of Spiegel Grove.

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