The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati *GIVEAWAY*

Good Life Snow Queen SliderI love to go to the theater, especially around the holidays.  It just helps get everyone into the spirit of Christmas!  What better way to kick off this holiday season than with a live performance of The Snow Queen at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati? Starting Friday December 5th and running through Sunday December 13th, you can catch a performance at the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. There are a total of six performances for The Snow Queen, listed at the end of this post.

Check out what The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has to say about the show:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season celebration with THE SNOW QUEEN, directed by Jay Goodlett. Music by Steve Goers, book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli.

Embrace the season with this chilling show, based on the original frozen fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.  In this wintry tale, a prince and princess find themselves torn apart by an ill-advised wish that the Snow Queen must grant during the Winter Solstice.  Come see Prince Kai, Princess Gerda and her comrades as they enter a world of the unknown to reunite with each other once again.

The story has been adapted by Chicago playwright Alyn Cardarelli, along with his Cincinnati writing partner Steve Goers.  Their collaborations on musicals for children include world premiere adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Stellaluna, and How I Became a Pirate. Productions of THE SNOW QUEEN were featured twice in the history of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati — once in 1965 performed at the Emery Theatre and once in 1975 performed at the Taft Theatre. THE SNOW QUEEN is ideal for family with children ages 4+.

Public performances of the show are:

  • Friday December 5, 7:30pm
  • Saturday December 6, 2:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 7, 2:00pm
  • Saturday  December 13, 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Performances are at the Taft Theatre, located at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $7-$25 and may be purchased on line at www.thechildrenstheatre.com

WIN!!!

Would you and a friend like to check out this performance on us?  Well, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has partnered with Family Friendly Cincinnati to give one lucky reader TWO tickets to the opening night performance—that show is Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm.  Please make sure you can attend that show time before entering, as the performance time cannot be changed.  Must be 18 and live in the surrounding area to win.

Here’s how to enter:

Entry 1:  Tell me why you want to win tickets.  Do you have a tradition of going to the theater during the holidays?  Would you like to take your child to the theater for the first time?  Let me know!  Share it here.

Entry 2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life as well as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  Leave a comment that you did.

Entry 3:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.  Tag @GoodLifeBlogger

That’s it!  Enter soon because opening night is going to be here before you know it!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Saturday November 29th and announced on Facebook.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before another is drawn.

Whether you win or purchase tickets for the show, know that Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are collecting items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of THE SNOW QUEEN.  Bring any new or unwrapped item and deposit them in the Taft Theatre lobby.  

Disclosure:  I was given tickets to the show for helping with this giveaway.

LongHorn Steakhouse *Giveaway*

LongHorn Harvest Mushroom FiletLast Saturday, my husband and I had the chance to try out some new menu items at LongHorn Steakhouse in Florence Kentucky.  As the seasons change, the popular steakhouse rolls out new items on their Peak Season and Chef’s Showcase menus.

They were delicious.

We started the evening with drinks and bread.  I was picky, of course, and asked for a caramel appletini…hey, it’s a great Fall drink!

They don’t make those.

But, they got creative and came up with a recipe!  What a great place!  My husband stuck to the drink menu and ordered a dark beer. Both were great openers for dinner.LongHorn Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad

From the seasonal and Chef’s Showcase menus, we tried the Harvest Mushroom Filet, Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad and Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake.  We also enjoyed several other items on the classic menu.  They did not disappoint!  We were stuffed when we left.

Seriously, I think I went up a pants size.

The steak was cooked just right and you could smell the Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake as soon as the server set it on the table.  What a great way to enjoy Fall.

LongHorn Pumpkin Spice Lava CakeNot only was the food delicious, but we discovered that LongHorn has call ahead seating!

I had no idea!

With time being a hot commodity these days, I love this.  Often, we skip large chain restaurants because of the lengthy wait, but now that we know this, we’ll be back soon.  We called ahead Saturday and it was nice to wait about 2 minutes for our table.  It was crowded that evening, so we could have faced at least a 45 minute wait.

Check out the new Fall dishes at LongHorn:

Peak Season: Created to highlight the best ingredients of the season. This fall, the menu celebrates freshness and hearty fall flavors.

  • Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks (appetizer) – Warm pretzel breadsticks served with Sam Adams beer cheese and bacon honey mustard.
  • New Potato & Leek Au Gratin (side) – Layered with aged white cheddar & bacon, topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs.
  • Mushroom Truffle Bisque (soup) – Smooth, Creamy, Rich-flavored soup with an earthy mushroom flavor and a sour cream drizzle.
  • Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad – Crisp heart of romaine topped with ripe tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, red onions and bleu cheese dressing.
  • Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake – Warm pumpkin spice cake, cream cheese icing, Maker’s Mark bourbon caramel sauce and candied pecans.

Chef’s Showcase: Celebrates LongHorn’s Executive Chefs’ culinary inspiration and creativity.

  •  Harvest Mushroom Filet – Our most tender center-cut filet topped with shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms in a hearty red wine bordelaise.
  • Apple Cider Baby Back Ribs Fall-off-the-bone ribs coated with a housemade sweet & savory hard cider BBQ glaze.

Would you like to try out the new seasonal menu at LongHorn?  They were nice enough to give me a $25 LongHorn Steak House gift card to give away to one lucky I’m Living the Good Life Reader!

TO ENTER

Must be 18 years of age to enter and live in the surrounding area.  Gift card will be mailed via USPS to winner.  Winner will be selected randomly on Monday November 17th and announced on Facebook.  Winner has 24 hours to respond or another will be selected.

Entry #1: Comment below what you are most excited about trying on the Peak Season or Chef’s Showcase menu.

Entry #2: Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.  Tag #Imlivingthegoodlifeblog and #LongHornSteakHouse.

Entry #3: Like I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook or follow me on Twitter @GoodLifeBlogger.

Good luck!

 

Disclaimer: I was given a gift card and spice set in exchange for this promotion.  Rest assured, all opinions are my own.

Bluegrass for Babies 2014 *Giveaway* Closed

bluegrass-babies08 sliderThis giveaway is now closed!  Congrats Carrie, winner of the tickets and pizza gift card!

This year marks the 6th annual Bluegrass for Babies concert at Sawyer Point, happening September 20th!  Join this super fun day of music, food, friends and family while helping Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  The fun starts at 3:00pm and goes until 9:00pm featuring some of the area’s top bluegrass bands.  Not to mention lots of giveaways, organic foods and plenty of family friendly activities.

Here’s a little more about the event:

Launched in 2009, the concert started as a way for founders Matt and Anne Schneider to give back to Cincinnati Children’s, which had provided life-saving surgery to their then newborn son. That year the couple re-purposed their annual backyard bluegrass party, turning it into a successful fundraiser for the hospital, which has since raised over $100,000.

“Our lives were forever changed because of the care we received from the physicians at Cincinnati Children’s,” said co-founder Anne Schneider. “We created Bluegrass for Babies to not only raise funds for the hospital, but with the goal to also also educate parents on raising healthy children.”

The concert lineup features performances by Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and Hickory Robot. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers will kick things off, performing at 3:00pm with the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars taking to the stage at 5:00pm. Rounding out the evening at 6:45 pm will be Hickory Robot.  Special guest Jennifer Ellis will perform her popular children’s songs at 4:15pm.

Check out the five interactive experiences:

Farmer’s Market: Partake in real, non-processed food options like apples, local sustainably raised burgers, gluten-free grilled cheeses, locally made desserts, and more.  None of the food or drink options contain any high fructose corn syrup.

Healthy Home: Activities provided by local experts on home building design and resources, waste management, baby care products, and more.

 Family Wellness:  Learn about relaxation techniques, skincare, family financial plans, pediatric health tips, and more.

Let’s get Moving!: Children of all ages will enjoy a variety of movement activities on the lawn including soccer, basketball and more.

Art & Music: Children of all ages will enjoy exploring new instruments, creating new masterpieces, and more.

Parents and toddlers can also enjoy The Toddler Play Experience, which allows parents to enjoy some of the area’s best bluegrass music and a refreshing beverage in a worry free environment.

Kids 12 and under will be able to eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from the Green B.E.A.N. Delivery concession stand until 6:00 pm.  One free kids meal will be available, per one purchased adult meal.

Ticket Details:
Tickets for the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at www.healthyrootsfoundation.org. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot.

WIN!!!!

Would you like to go for free?  It sounds like an awesome day, doesn’t it?  Well, one lucky I’m Living the Good Life reader will receive a pair of tickets to the Bluegrass for Babies concert on September 20 along with a Mama Mimi’s gift card good for 1 FREE large pizza!  Here’s how to enter:

Entry #1:  Check out I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook

Entry #2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (tag #GoodLifeBlog )

Entry #3:  Tell me what you will be most excited about at the festival…the bluegrass music, the arts activities, the organic food, supporting a great cause…what will it be?  Leave your email in the comment.

A winner will be drawn  Tuesday September 16th at 10pm.  The winner will be announced on facebook, contacted, and given 24 hours to respond.  Another winner will be drawn if there is no response.

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  For running this giveaway, I received the same package the winner will receive.  Rest assured, all opinions are 100% my own.

Old West Festival *Giveaway* CLOSED

It’s Old West FeOld+West+Horsesstival time again and this year promises to be better than ever!

This giveaway is now closed!  Congrats Theresa, winner of the family four pack of tickets!

My family goes to the Old West Festival every year and we love it.

This year there are so many new acts, buildings and cool activities that we are even more excited to put on our cowboy boots and head to Williamsburg to catch the fun!

 

This is the 7th year of the Old West Festival, running Saturdays & Sundays – September 6 – October 12th. The festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year on its permanent site located about 15 minutes from I-275, just east of Cincinnati.

 

This year get ready to visit:

  • The Dodge House:  This was Dodge City’s first hotel!  Guests won’t be staying here this time, but you can catch musical acts on the front porch through out the day!
  • Beatty and Kelley’s Restaurant: Sit down and enjoy a cold beverage and watch a puppet show, cowboy poetry or a family sing-a-long.
  • The Union Church: Sit down and enjoy some poetry or story telling.
  • Chisholm Stage Trail: Listen to period music and catch a magic act!
  • Longbranch Saloon: See if you can catch a gun fight in front of the saloon!
  • Mockingbird Theatre Company: Hear wild stories about how medicine was discovered, listen to some banjo tunes and songs or hear the comedic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • The Cowboy Capital Corral: Watch the Old West Festival’s Circus Riding Show
  • Gun fights!

Sound like fun?  Want to win tickets?  Well, you are in luck.  The Old West Festival has graciously given I’m Living the Good Life 4 tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.  You can enter four times, and here’s how:

Entry #1:  Check out I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook

Entry #2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (tag #GoodLifeBlog and #OldWestFest)

Entry #3:  Check out Old West Festival on Facebook

Entry #4:  Leave a comment telling me your favorite Old West character.

LEAVE A COMMENT below (on this post) for each entry.  You must be 18 to enter.  Please leave your email in your comment.  The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  Another winner will be chosen if the winner does not respond in 48 hours. The winner will be randomly drawn and posted to Facebook on Sunday September 14th.

 

Want to go ahead and buy tickets?  I have a DISCOUNT CODE for you!

Save $2 on adult admission and $1 on children’s admission when using code YEEHAW14 at checkout.  This is a 17% savings on admission…a great deal!

The Old West Festival returns Saturdays and Sundays, September 6 to October 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32. Cost to attend is $12 general admission; $6 for children ages 6 to 12; and children under 5 are free. Parking is FREE. Visit www.oldwestfestival.com to learn more or call 1-866-WEST-FEST (1-866-937-8337) with questions.

Good Luck!
Disclosure:  The Old West Festival has provided my family with tickets to this event in exchange for this giveaway!  Please know that, as always, all reviews and opinions posted are 100% my own.

Krohn Conservatory: Edible Landscapes *Giveaway*

Edible Landscapes at the Krohn Conservatory.


My kids and I love the KroKrohn Flowershn Conservatory.
When we first moved to northern Kentucky, my husband and I enjoyed exploring the area, and the Conservatory was always on our list of stops.  Once we had kids, their love grew when we visited to check out things like the cactus, Butterfly Show and the cocoa bean plant (after watching The Magic School Bus!).
I just discovered the Krohn Conservatory has a new exhibit, Edible Landscapes!  I cannot wait to share it with the kids and show them how we can eat our landscape!  Won’t they be surprised?
Here’s more about the show:
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The 2014 Summer Show at the Krohn Conservatory features a landscape filled with summer annuals and edible plants.  Included among the plants are fruits and vegetables, edible trees and shrubs, and new, top rated plants from All America Selections.  The show demonstrates how a carefully planned landscape design can create a residential garden that is both attractive and productive. The show designer is Josh Hill, horticulturist at Krohn Conservatory.  Show hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM, Closed Mondays.  Admission is $4 adults, $2 children, with 4 and under free.
Krohn is also offering workshops that go along with the Edible Landscapes exhibit.  These workshops teach you and your children about growing and preparing healthy foods for your family!  Learn more about that here:
New this year, Krohn is offering workshops in connection with the exhibit.  From Edible Flowers to The Edible Classroom: Aeroponics for Teachers and Family Food Camps, where you can learn more about how to grow and prepare healthy food choices for your family, there’s something for everyone.  Some workshops require pre-registration and a small fee.  More information and links to register can be found on the Krohn Conservatory website: 2014 Summer Show: Edible Landscapes.
Reach Magazine has given me FOUR tickets to give away to one lucky I’m Living the Good Life Reader so they can check out the Edible Landscapes exhibit.  If you’d rather not wait for a giveaway, check out this coupon from Krohn Conservatory and Reach Magazine for $1 off good on (1) adult admission to the exhibit which will be available on eReach.com.  Just click HERE to see it.
Ready to enter?  You must be 18 years of age to enter and live in the Cincinnati/surrounding area.  One winner will be drawn randomly on Friday July 18th.  The winner has 24 hours to respond once announced on Facebook and email or another will be randomly selected.  Winners are selected randomly via WordPress Plugin.
WIN!!!  WIN!!!  WIN!!!
Entry #1: Tell me YOUR favorite edible landscape!  Ornamental cabbage?  That’s mine!  Leave a comment with your entry.
Entry #2: Sign up to receive the eReach monthly savings eNewsletter: http://bit.ly/1fBGLVA
Entry #3: Check out the eReach Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eReachCincy
Entry #4: Share this giveaway on Facebook!

Disclosure:  I am an eReach.com Savings Ambassador. Tickets for this post were provided by eReach for both my family and for the giveaway.

 

Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure GIVEAWAY

Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Do you have a little boy who loves Jake and the Never Land Pirates?  Or a little girl who loves Sofia the First?  I do!  And, she is going to be thrilled to learn that Feld Entertainment, Inc., is bringing these shows to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure on July 26th at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati!  Tickets for this show are already on sale and I have a family four pack to giveaway right here! Here’s what Feld has to say about the show:

In this original storyline, Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate, Jake, and Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable six-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their parents will sing the “I Feel Better” song, along with Doc as she provides tender love and care. Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find the right present. The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends, Izzy and Cubby, are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when our swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.

Ready to enter to win tickets?  Well, here’s how!

Rules:

Must be 18 years of age to enter.  Must live in the surrounding Cincinnati area.  Tickets will be available the day of the show at Will Call and a valid picture id is required for pick up.

Entry #1: Leave me a comment telling me who you love the best…Jake or Sofia?

Entry #2: Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and let me know you did.

Entry #3: Like I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook and leave me a comment that you did.

Show times are at U.S. Bank Arena100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH  45202 Saturday 7/26/2014 at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pmTickets start at $20.  To order Tickets by phone call (513) 421-4111 or order online at www.ticketmaster.com.

A winner will be drawn randomly on Thursday July 17th and announced on Facebook and via email.  The winner has 24 hours to respond or another will be drawn.

In the mean time, check out these coloring pages!  Enjoy and enter now!

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Disclaimer:  In exchange for this giveaway, Feld has given me tickets to the show for my family!  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Costa Rica

This giveaway is closed.  Thank you to all who entered!  Congratulations to Linda S!

Summer is here!  And so are the butterflies!  Have you heard that “Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica” is at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati?

Our family always enjoys the butterfly show at the Conservatory and this year is no exception.  My kids love to wander around the plants and see if the little creatures will land on their shirts or fingers.

Sometimes it takes a little while, but this is one of those times that they actually have patience.

DETAILS

This year’s show ends June 22.

Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
$7 adults • $4 children • 4 & under are FREE!
$12 Unlimited Admission Pins
Discounts available for pre-registered groups

Check out the Krohn Conservatory website for more details on the Butterflies of Costa Rica.

Coupon Alert!

You can save $2 off admission by using this coupon from eReach.com.  Just click HERE.

~~~WIN WIN WIN~~~

Would you like to win tickets to the show?  I have four tickets up for grabs for one lucky reader.  Here’s how you can enter.  Leave one comment for each entry.  Must be 18 to enter and live in the surrounding area.  One winner will be drawn randomly on Thursday June 5th.  The winner has 24 hours to respond or another will be chosen.

Disclosure: I am an eReach.com Savings Ambassador. Tickets for this post were provided by eReach for both my family and for the giveaway.

Adventures Around Cincinnati: Giveaway Closed

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This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Kathy B who follows I’m Living the Good Life on Pinterest! 

Our Spring Break this year was jam packed.  We had a few sleepovers, we went to Gatlinburg, we ran around town…it was busy and it was fun.  But, on that last day before getting back into a routine, meaning school, the kids were B-O-R-E-D.  I would normally just ignore them and tell them to find some fun, but they were so dramatic in expressing their boredom that I could no longer take it.

I loaded them up in the van and went to Kroger for gas.

Exciting, I know.

Then I remembered something I read in my Adventures Around Cincinnati book (Second Edition).  The Anderson Ferry!  It’s close to our house.  It’s super cheap.  It doesn’t take a lot of time.  It’s different.  And, it’s definitely an adventure.

So, off we went, down I-275.  I did not tell the kids where we were going until they saw the river and the boat ramp.  I just kept driving as their eyes got huge and I yelled “We’re going to drive the van across the river on a boat!”  We road across once in the van, turned around on the other side and rode back.  This time we got out of the van and stood next to the railing to catch the breeze.  They were thrilled and said it was the best way to end Spring Break.  It even made it into my fourth grader’s “What I Did Over Spring Break” paper.

Thanks to Adventures Around Cincinnati, I found a great adventure.  This guide book is filled with fun outings around town and close by for your family.

  “Experience over 80 kid-tested destinations within a 2-hour drive of Cincinnati.”

There are several other adventures I’d like to plan for the summer and a few spur of the moment places I’ll keep in my back pocket for ‘boring’ days like that Sunday afternoon.  Authors Terri Weeks and Laura Hoevener have done a fantastic job of investigating places to explore with kids and detailing them in their book.  They’ve listed a description of places to visit, sample itineraries, an index of facilities and more.  There are obvious places like Kings Island and then hidden gems like the Anderson Ferry.  There are loads more, but I can’t spill the beans here!  You should get a copy right away!

Would you like to win a copy of Adventures Around Cincinnati the second edition?  Terri and Laura have been nice enough to give one lucky I’m Living the Good Life reader a copy of their book!  Here’s how to enter:

Tell me your favorite adventure in or around this area.  Leave a comment below.

For bonus entries (leave a comment for each):

That’s it.  Enter now and a winner will be randomly selected Thursday May 1st at 8:00pm.  Must be 18 to enter and live in this area.  Once announced on Facebook, the winner has 24 hours to respond or another will be drawn.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of Adventures Around Cincinnati to review and keep in exchange for this review.  Rest assured, all opinions are my own…I truly love the book and can’t wait to have more adventures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Willy Wonka Bob Herzog

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED:  CONGRATULATIONS TO MAUREEN, WINNER OF THE FAMILY FOUR PACK!

I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  My kids have watched both the Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder versions on television many times and now they can’t wait to watch it at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in April!  They are also pretty excited to see Local 12’s Bob Herzog in the role of Willy Wonka since they’ve heard many of his hilarious Dance Party Friday songs.  I have to admit that I’m pretty excited about that too!

Here’s what The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has to say about the show:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 89th MainStage Season with ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. directed and choreographed by Jay Goodlett.  Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  LOCAL 12′s Bob Herzog will play the famous chocolatier, Mr. Willy Wonka, in the production.

“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.

 

Ticket and show information:

Friday, April 4 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 5 at 2 PM

Saturday, April 5 at 5 PM

Sunday, April 6 at 2 PM

Saturday, April 12 at 2 PM

Taft Theatre isimage003 located at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati Tickets range in price from $7-$25 and may be ordered by calling 1-800-745-3000 or on line at www.ticketmaster.com

Would you like to win tickets?  I have a family four pack of tickets to the Friday April April 4th 7:30pm show to give away to one lucky winner!  Make sure you can attend this performance before entering, as tickets cannot be exchanged.

~~ENTER TO WIN~~

Leave one comment for each entry, include an email address.  Participants must be 18 years of age and live in the surrounding area.  The winner will be announced Friday March 28th at 8:00pm.  Once announced, the winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be randomly selected.  Tickets will be mailed to the winner before the show.

How to enter (Leave ONE comment for EACH entry):

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  My family was provided with tickets to this show by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in exchange for a giveaway and review.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

Campfinder.Co Finds the Perfect Camp:: GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations to Maureen, winner of a week at Camp Awesome!

Are you planning your summer already?  Looking for summer camps, day camps or overnight camps for the kids?  It’s hard to do when you are not sure what’s available. There are so many different types of camps…science, religious, arts, soccer and more.  Do you wish all of this information was in one place instead of having to google a bunch of different camps and read about each one individually?  And, then you have to go back and compare them?  Whew, so much work!!

The folks at Campfinder.co have made your life easier by compiling a database of just under 300 camps in the tri-state area, with new camps being added each week.  Easily search their database to find the camp that’s best for your child’s needs, abilities, personality and skill.

Campfinder.co has all variety of camps complete with pricing information, age ranges, location and more.  In fact, if you know of a camp that isn’t in their database and you’d like to have it added, you have that option as well!

Just search for the type of camp and age of your child to show a list of camps available.  How cool is that?

Here’s what Campfinder.co has to say about their database:

CampFinder.Co was created by local entrepreneurs Brennan Sweeney and JB Woodruff, ex-technology consultants turned entrepreneurs who met while volunteering at a local startup incubator. The idea for CampFinder came to Sweeney when he was searching for camps and struggling to find not only a place online that offered a comprehensive listing, but also one that shared reviews and shed light on the experience his son might have.

“What better way to find a great camp program than hearing about it from people you know or who have experienced it?” notes Woodruff. “We’re harnessing the power of word of mouth referrals and leveraging the power of the web to help parents find the best memory-making experiences for their kids.”

A complete camp profile will include a geographic location listing, a photo gallery, programs list with detailed descriptions, website and other contact info as well as information regarding pricing, program dates, and camper age.

“Our region is home to so many great camps, we want to help those camps get noticed and at the same time we want to make it easier for parents find the perfect camps for their kids,” said Sweeney.

Giveaway!

Dominach's TKD LogoOne of the many camps listed in Campfinder.co is Camp Awesome by Dominach’s TaekwondoCampfinder.co is giving one lucky reader of I’m Living the Good Life a week of Camp Awesome for free.

This camp is three full days, Monday June 23rd, Wednesday June 25th and Friday June 27th with drop off time 8am-8:30am and pick up time 3pm-3:30pm.   Camp Awesome is consists of a variety of activities that include water gun wars, taekwondo and dodge ball.  The instructors are sure that your kids will come home each day and say…That was awesome!  The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 5-11 (*4yr olds taking class at DTA may also attend*)and is located at Dominach’s Taekwondo 2148 Declaration Drive in Independence KY (next to ACE Hardware) and Memorial Park (next to the Senior Center) in Independence.  Campers will walk on the sidewalks behind KROGER to go back and forth between the park and DTA.  In the event of RAIN, all activities will be moved to DTA.

If you’d like to try to win a week of Camp Awesome, here’s your chance.  First, make sure your child is able to attend that week (June 23, 25 and 27) because that is the only week available.  Next, make sure you are 18 years of age or older and live in the surrounding area.  And, finally, make sure your child meets the age requirements.

~~ENTER TO WIN~~

FOUR ways to enter!

  • Tell me your most favorite camp of all time.  Mine?  Lutheran Hills in Bean Blossom, Indiana!  I camped there and then I worked there.  Every summer.  I loved it.  Where did you go?  If you didn’t go, tell me what camp you would have picked as a kid!  Leave a comment with your answer.
  • Check out I’m Living the Good Life and Campfinder.co on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and tag both @TheCampFinder and @GoodLifeBlogger in your tweet.  Leave a comment here that you did.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life and Campfinder.co in your post.  Leave a comment here that you did.

One lucky winner will be drawn Friday March 28th at 3:00pm.  The winner will be announced on Facebook and will have 24 hours to respond or another will be chosen.

Good luck and make sure you check out Campfinder.co to find the camp that’s best for your child!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Campfinder.co, but all opinions are truthful and my own!