Bluegrass music & making mosaics

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Saturday in particular presents some tough choices in #LovetheCov this weekend.
 
Not whether to stay home or go out (that's an easy one) but where to go?
 
The fantastic DevouGrass ... or the Farmer's Market ... or some arts classes for personal fulfillment ... or a poignant reading by the amazing Richard Taylor?
 
Later that evening, do you watch the MMA super fight or listen to live music?
 
The way we see it, some creative driving and logistical machinations will create the best weekend.
 
DevouGrass: music and art in the park
Nothing says autumn like the 5th annual DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival, Saturday from noon to dusk in Covington's Devou Park (go to the bandshell).
 
DevouGrass features live bluegrass music (of course), children's activities, a kids' run and bike ride, food trucks, and arts and crafts vendors. Bands: Circus Mojo, My Brother's Keeper, Hickory Robot, Misty Mountain String Band and Young Heirlooms.
 
It all benefits the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky.
 
Info, HERE or HERE.
 
'Farm to Bar' at Farmers Market
Wow - 1,152 people shopped at Covington's Farmers Market last Saturday.
 
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, and things like soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, jams, honey, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and lots more.
 
This Saturday, the Market will host New Riff Distilling as part of "Farm to Bar." You can also get info about the Market's move to Braxton Brewing Co. come November.
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Mosaic Making: Paz Peace Pax
Feeling creative, need to step back from this crazy world, and want to make something that lasts?
 
Friends of the Center for Great Neighborhoods are coming together Sunday to make a peace-themed mosaic that will be installed in Father Hanses Park, at 11th and Hermes. Come lend a hand.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Former poet laureate at RoPoBoCo
Former Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor, who also owns the legendary indie bookstore Poor Richard's Books in Frankfort, will be in Covington on Saturday to sign copies of his newest book, "Elkhorn."
 
"Elkhorn" is a Thomas D. Clark Medallion Book award winner. Taylor, a visiting writer at Transylvania University, has written over a dozen books, including "Sue Mundy" and "Earth Bones."
 
The event is from noon to 1 p.m. at Roebling Point Books & Coffee. Info, HERE.
 
Serenity Jam
The Community Program for Recovery will present live music, arts & crafts, and silent auction to benefit the Recovering Women of The House of Rescue and Grace.
 
It happens Sunday at Devou Park. Info, HERE.
 
Feeling crafty at Baker Hunt
Want to tap your artistic side?
 
Go to Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on Saturday. You can make fused-glass mandala sun catchers with Crystal Summers, or you can take sketchbook lessons via Sketchbook Safari with Luke Schutzman.
 
Info HERE and HERE.
 
MMA at MM's
Khabib or Conor?
 
(Dare you root for the undefeated Dagestani wrestler over the Irish striker in an Irish pub?)
 
It's the lightweight championship of the world (plus 10 other bouts) from UFC 229, all on Pay Per View at Molly Malone's on Saturday evening. Get there early.
 
For tickets and info, HERE.
 
Running to help women
Move your legs for a cause at the 9th annual 5K Run/Walk for Life on Saturday morning at Pioneer Park.
 
The event benefits parenting education programs at Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky. Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
Then there's the Spotlight Tapping & Can Release at Braxton Brewing Co. on Friday and Saturday, HERE ... monthly regulars Cincinnati Steampunk Salon on Saturday at Molly Malones, HERE ... Twiddle on Friday and The Motet with Mungion on Saturday at Madison Theater, HERE ... the Motet/Rhythm Brew Art and Music Fest 2018 official after-party at Octave on Saturday, HERE ... "All Chakras" yoga on Saturday, HERE, and "You Can Yoga" on Sunday HERE, both at Rooted Yoga.
 
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