Home-brewed beer, 10K eggs & Snow Palace

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Obviously, Sunday will be filled with Easter services and Easter brunches.
 
And both Friday and Saturday offer events that every Covington kid looks forward to every year: the City’s egg hunt at Devou, Totter’s Otterville’s Eggstravaganza, and the opening of the Snow Palace.
 
But if you’re looking for something else to do, there’s a little something for everybody this weekend in #LoveTheCov: a homebrew competition at Braxton Brewing, an art show, a 5K, lots of live music, a dog-friendly Happy Hour, yoga and a trail work day.
 
Oh, and the Farmers Market has fresh starts for the garden this week.
 
Home-brewed
Wanna get a taste of those craft beers BEFORE they (perhaps) make it big?
 
It’s the Hammerdown Brewcup Happy Hour homebrew competition on Saturday at Braxton Brewing Company, in conjunction with the N.Ky. Homebrewers Guild.
 
There will be a raffle, a Best of Show winner, last year’s winner (a Pale Ale) on draft, etc.
 
Info, HERE.
 
10K eggs, for the grabbing
10,000 eggs. Plastic, of course, filled with candy and toys. There for the gathering.
 
The Easter B. will also be there at the Annual Covington Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, held near the band shell in Devou Park.
 
Sponsored by the Park and the City’s Parks & Recreation Division, two things are new this year: Buses will leave from four locations in the City, and Behringer-Crawford Museum will have a pop-up museum filled with artifacts in the band shell.
 
Info and a bus schedule, HERE.
 
Fresh starts for your garden
This Saturday, wares include veggie, herb and other starts for your garden, raised naturally, of course. Also things like baked goods, meats and eggs, unique rubs and spices, prepared soups and salads, natural body products, cold-pressed juices, and more.
 
Check it all out - plus your Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Smoke Justis. It’s one of the last indoor dates.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Art show at Pique
Pique Gallery is hosting the James Billiter: Selected Works 2004-2019 art show on Friday evening.
 
Billiter combines his passion for graphic design and history into unique art prints, using his experience in print-making, painting, and sculpture.
 
Info, HERE.
 
More Easter fun for kids
Bored with kids on Friday?
 
It’s Totter’s Easter Eggstravaganza, with a full day of events, including an egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt, and treat decorating.
 
All at Totter’s Otterville in Latonia, HERE.
 
1st snow cones of 2019
Yep, another Latonia tradition: A snow cone at the Snow Palace.
 
The grand opening for the season happens at 1 pm. Saturday in that little island between the old Co. 5 firehouse and the Carolina Ave. underpass.
 
Just thought you’d like to know. Info, HERE.
 
Live music
On Friday, there’s ... Grady Burton on the Rooftop Terrace at Lisse Steakhuis, HERE ... Erin Coburn at Wunderbar, HERE ... The Amador Sisters at Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront, HERE ... the SlugWife Takeover with ChuckDiesel and Organtica at Madison Live, HERE ... the Jordan Wilson Band and Lexy Dunn Band at House of Orange, HERE... and Shane Dawson at Olde Towne Tavern, HERE.
 
On Saturday, there’s ... Jon Aiken on the Rooftop Terrace at Lisse Steakhuis, HERE ... Desert Dwellers at Madison Live, HERE ... and Queen City Silver Stars at Wunderbar, HERE.
 
On Sunday, there’s ... Dan Van Vechten during Easter brunch at Wunderbar, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... the monthly trail cleanup event on Sunday at the Devou Park Backcountry Trail System, HERE ... the 7th annual Robin’s Nest 5K on Saturday morning at Pioneer Park, HERE ... the Sit. Stay. Drink! dog-friendly happy hour Friday at Keystone Bar & Grill, HERE ... the weekly Lil’ Run Saturday morning hosted by Roebling Runners, HERE ... Ice Cream Science (class) Friday at the Kenton County Public Library, HERE ... the Shamanic Journey with Julia Martin on Sunday evening at Rooted Yoga, HERE.
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