Sure, downtown Cincinnati will be a happening place this weekend with Oktoberfest taking place and with the Cincinnati Reds attempting to clinch the National League Central Division, but there will also be things to do in West Chester and Liberty Township. Such as high school football on Friday, where both Lakota teams are in the top eight in the region in the OHSAA weekly computer rankings, or learning activities that teach participants how to fish or more about the night sky.
Friday night lights – Both Lakota East and Lakota West enter this week’s contest ranked in the top eight in the Region 4 computer rankings (top eight qualify for postseason) and in the top ten of The Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll. Lakota West (4-0 overall, 1-0 in GMC) will be playing at nearby Fairfield (2-2 overall, 0-1 in GMC), while Lakota East (3-1 overall, 1-0 in GMC) will host Middletown (2-2 overall, 1-0 in GMC). Both games kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Halloween attraction opens at EnterTRAINment – EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester will open its newest holiday attraction, “Jack-O-Lantern Junction,” Saturday. The attraction, which is family friendly, will be available for the next six weeks to celebrate Halloween. The attraction features a walk-through trick-or-treat maze with ghosts, skeletons and cobwebs. It also features an indoor pumpkin patch, multiple treat stations and a talking pumpkin.
Art market returns with farmers’ market – For the second time in September, the art market will be at the West Chester farmers’ market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Square at Union Centre Saturday. The farmers’ market, which takes place at the same time every Saturday, features all local vendors with produce and meats grown and raised locally and products made by hand.
Children can learn how to fish – Liberty Township children can spend a morning learning how to fish during the Passport to Fish event this Saturday. The session runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Reserves Park, 5119 Grandin Ridge Dr., in the Reserves of Liberty subdivision. Hands on instruction on fishing will be presented to participants who are ages 10-15.
Gaze at the stars at Keehner Park – West Chester Township will be offering its final Star Gazing program of 2012 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. this Saturday at Keener Park. The program is free to the public and will take place near the tennis courts at the park. The Cincinnati Astronomers Society will be providing their telescopes so that the public can view the stars and planets up close.