CARDBOARD CRAZINESS
August is a terrific month to take a tour of the splashyCardboard Boat Museum in New Richmond.

Specifically, head out to this river hamlet on Aug. 16, when the town hosts its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, ahilarious river procession featuring 40 paper riverboats, Viking longboats and historic steamers (the most dramatic sinking of the day wins the coveted Titanic award). Radio humorist Gary Burbank offers up the color commentary and presents the Earl Pitts Trophy for best overall boat, as well as 18 speed and creativity prizes. After the regatta, make time for the museum, which safely touts itself as the world’s only museum devoted to cardboard boats. 311 Front St., New Richmond. Hours by appointment, but the museum is open all day Aug. 16. Racing begins at noon. Free. (513) 553-4146
ROCK OF AGES
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park has always been known for its stunning collection of outdoor statuary. But starting this month, the park is opening an indoor, 10,000-square-footMuseum of Ancient Sculpture, displaying Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan artworks that are thousands of years old. The museum has four galleries surrounded by 16 custom-carved columns, a tile roof and 8-foot mahogany double doors with Roman-motif etchings. It’s been years in the making, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. $5 adults, $1.50 children 5-12. (513) 887-9514.
LEGAL EAGLES
Do you live for reruns of Perry Mason? Do you eat up John Grisham legal thrillers by the caseload? Or do you perhaps find yourself tuning into CourtTV a bit too often? Then the Cincinnati Law Library is likely for you. A hidden gem that serves the town’s legal community, it offers stacks of law journals and more. Hamilton County Courthouse, 6th floor, Downtown. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. $100 for a year’s membership (individual non-lawyer status). (513) 946-5300.