The students of Parker Woods Montessori benefit from the support of many community resources. Here are some of the local groups providing services and support in our community.

Happen, Inc.

Our vision is to create a positive environment where creative experiences are shared every day. Our mission is to make those experiences life-changing.
From sketches to skits, and movie stars to junkmen, both children and adults are enjoying what’s Happen-ing in the wide world of creativity! Happen, Inc. is a nonprofit arts organization that allows adults and children the opportunity to grow and explore the ways of art together.
Based on the most fundamental principles, Happen’s classes and projects build art awareness, sharpen basic art skills, and ignite the creative energy between you and a special child! No other program will make you think, learn, and create in quite the same way. Who knew art could be so much fun?



WordPlay is dedicated to helping children find their voices through literacy and creative expression while developing the skills, knowledge and character necessary to succeed.


Providing an inspiring, nurturing community to support children and youth in academic and personal growth for success in and beyond the classroom. Our engagement with children is centered on building positive relationships through individualized attention, emphasizing social-emotional skills and constructive self-expression to better facilitate true learning.


Community. Communication. Transformation. Exploration. Creation. Curiosity.

WordPlay is a vibrant community of volunteers, parents, teachers, and non-profit partners centered around meeting the needs of children from a relational approach. When children have this strong web of support that encourages communication, it can lead to a substantial transformation in attitudes and self-assurance, exploration of new horizons, and celebrating their individual creation, all while nurturing their innate sense of curiosity.

Cincinnati Public Library


The Northside Branch is located on the west side of Hamilton Ave. between Chase and Pullan. A parking lot is behind the branch. The branch is served by Metro routes 15X, 17, and 27.


The Cumminsville Branch opened as a modest facility in rooms on the corner of Hoffner and Spring Grove Avenues on June 10, 1879. Funding problems forced the library to close in 1882. In 1904, Northside residents appealed to the Cincinnati Public Library to reopen the branch. Funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, a new building was opened to the public in April of 1908. An extensive renovation and remodeling project begun in August of 1999 temporarily closed the library. In September of 2000, it reopened as the Northside Branch Library.

Northside Farmers Market

The Northside Farmers Market is a year-round market which brings local products to
Northside and its surrounding communities.

Every Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm

May – October at Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Ave
October – May at North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave

We are also offering free adult yoga classes in the park, 5:45pm-6:45pm, free cooking demonstrations every week from 5:30pm-6:30pm, and continuing our $3.00 youth cooking classes twice per month.

On June 24th we have the Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo coming the to the market from 4-6pm, and on July 22nd, RAPTORS INC.

HAPPEN Inc. is at the market the first two Wednesday of each month with Art Projects.