Fishing, farm produce & family friendly

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Family friendly is the theme in #LoveTheCov this weekend, with a fishing derby, an outdoor movie, and a chance to see some ferocious birds of prey.
 
But if you don’t have kids (or nieces or nephews), there are events like fly fishing lessons, a pool party for dogs, and a clever knockoff of a popular web series talk show.
 
Check it out:
 
Resurrection of David Bowie(s) 
Outdoor movies are back in Devou Park, and this one comes with a fun twist: A David Bowie costume contest.
 
Friday’s free, family friendly movie at the band shell features Labyrinth, the 1986 cult classic from The Jim Henson Company.
 
The costume contest will start at 8:45 p.m. and is not limited to Bowie's Labyrinth character. Ziggy Stardust re-creations are also welcome.
 
Details, HERE.

Talons and beaks
Meet three birds of prey - aka Raptor Inc.’s “avian ambassadors” - at Behringer-Crawford Museum during its Family Friendly Friday event. The event in Devou Park starts at 7 p.m. Click HERE.

Fishing with flies
The experts at the Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers will teach you how to choose your equipment, rig your reel, tie knots, and cast during an all-day class Saturday that includes lunch.
 
The class is at Behringer-Crawford Museum. It’s not free and space is limited, so make sure you sign up. Info HERE.
 
Fishing with kids
At the other end of the angling spectrum is the Annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by the Marshall Schildmeyer VFW Post 6095 (Latonia) on Saturday morning.
 
It’s free for ages 3 to 15 on E. 47th Street. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Info HERE.
 
Summer Showcase
As usual, downtown venue Madison Live will host an array of bands this weekend.
 
Madison Live at 734 Madison Ave. is host Friday night to Rolled in Stone, Jordan Wood Band and The Typical Johnsons. On Saturday night, it’s Southern Charm with Cevin West Band and High Road Band. Tickets HERE.
 
Covington Farmers Market
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, nut milks and creamers, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and ... (well, lots more).
 
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market also features live music plus kids’ activities at the nearby library and Lil’ Kids’ Garden.
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Veterans in Bars Getting Bourbon
You’ve heard of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? Covington has Veterans in Bars Getting Bourbon - a unique discussion of military, veterans and family services in Northern Kentucky (over bourbon, of course).
 
The filming of Shows 3 & 4 occurs Sunday afternoon at The Globe restaurant and bar on Fifth Street. It’s sponsored by the N.Ky. Military-Veteran Coalition.
 
Come watch, listen and learn - and enjoy. Info HERE.

Miscellaneous
And then there’s the Dog Days of Summer: Pool Party (for dogs, while their owners eat and shop) at Coppin’s at Hotel Covington at 11 a.m. Sunday HERE ... and the grand opening for Sole By Style at 11 a.m. Saturday at 617 Madison Ave. HERE.
 
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