3 educational events to check out in Cincinnati this week

Looking to mix things up this week? From an educational seminar for aspiring designers to a Black History Month health fair, here's a roundup of options to help you get off the couch and out into the world.

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From Idea to Product: Educational Seminar

Aspiring textile designers can learn the steps to take their product from idea to reality at a free educational seminar on Thursday night. 

Learn how to make samples and patterns and get to know production timelines as well as the ins and outs of costing and sourcing materials.

When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Sew Valley, 1010 Hulbert Ave.
Admission: Free
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Books Alive! For Kids Family Adventure

Inspire a love of reading in your children at the Books Alive! For Kids Family Adventure on Saturday morning. 

Families can enjoy a craft session inspired by the book "Fiona The Hippo," live animal demonstrations by Thane Maynard, president of the Cincinnati Zoo, and live animal-themed songs by the Cincinnati Pops.

Families will leave with a Books Alive! For Kids backpack along with a copy of "Fiona The Hippo."

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.
Admission: Free
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Black History Month Health Fair

Last but not least, T1Diabetes Journey will host its first annual Black History Month community health fair on Saturday afternoon.

Take advantage of free health screenings, and explore health and wellness exhibitions and local businesses doling out giveaways, healthy treats, activities and more. 

T1Diabetes Journey is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes and supporting diabetics in their health journey. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Bond Hill Recreation Center, 1501 Elizabeth St.
Admission: Free
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