Dog swimming, Beerio Kart & pysanka

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Summer has turned the corner and is headed toward the Back-to-School time of year, but that doesn’t mean the fun is done.
 
This weekend in #LoveTheCov features the annual Old Timers Reunion, dogs in the pool, Ukrainian Easter Egg painting, and a wide array of events at Covington’s 700-plus-acre Devou Park, including a ride and run, extended dates for Yoga Fit, and two concerts.
 
Get outdoors before winter - brrrrr - gets here.
 
Give that dog some water
You’ve heard of “Adult Swim?”
 
Covington does thing a little differently - on the last day of swim season, it reserves a pool for dogs.
 
Bring Rover, Spike, and Fluffy to Goebel Pool on Sunday evening to work on their tans and their dog-paddling form (you knew that joke was coming). Of course, if your dog is the athletic type, let them channel their inner Michael Phelps.
 
But there are rules. Info, HERE.
 
Who needs lyrics?
If you’re into the likes of Santana, Edgar Winter, Rush, Herbie Hancock, and Booker T & the MGs, you’ll want to go to the Devou Park Bandshell on Saturday night to hear the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s “45s Without Words” production.
 
The K-so Combo will channel an array of jazz-fusion, blues, rock and funk songs from the 1950s-‘90s - the kind of music that doesn’t need words to inspire.
 
It’s free (though a $5 contribution is encouraged). Bring blankets and lawn chairs. A shuttle and food is available.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Decorating eggs, Ukrainian style
As kids, our favorite Easter Egg decorating technique involved mixing the dyes in the 99-cent store-bought kit and making eggs the color of grayish vomit.
 
As adults, you no doubt long to create something ... errrr ... more beautiful. Here’s your chance: Create stunningly detailed Ukrainian-style decorated eggs Saturday at classes hosted by the Purple Paisley Local Artisan Shop.
 
Artist Ivanka Lempitskiy will help you learn to use beeswax and organic dyes to create “pysanka,” a Slavic egg shell decorated with traditional folk designs. For info and tickets, HERE.
 
Ride or run at Devou  
Whether you’re riding or running, whether you have a lot of experience or a little, you’re welcome Sunday at the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (that’s CORA) Group Run + Ride event at the back-country trails at Covington’s Devou Park.
 
Runners have 3- and 6-mile options, and riders will have multiple speed groups, with “sweepers” to make sure everybody returns safely.
 
Info,  HERE.
 
Extra dates for Yoga Fit
Due to popular demand, the nine-week Yoga Fit with Rooted Yoga event sponsored by Covington Parks & Recreation at the Devou Park Bandshell has been extended.
 
So once again, Saturday morning, come stretch, awaken, and center yourself with yoga poses and group cardio exercise.
 
Every Saturday through August, HERE.
 
Old Timers gather for 33rd time
The 33rd Annual Old Timers Reunion centered at Randolph Park will take place this weekend, and by weekend we mean all weekend.  
 
The yearly festival is the event-of-the-year for many families in Covington’s Eastside neighborhood, bringing relatives from across the United States back home for music, food, and sporting events. (But we’re betting that if you planned to go to Old Timers, you already knew all this anyway.)
 
Hours are 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.
 
The Bluebirds @ BCM tonight
Tonight’s Music@BCM weekly concert features The Bluebirds, with an eclectic mix of R&B, pop, funk, soul, jazz, and blues.
 
Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments for sale. The concert runs 7 p.m-9 p.m. at Behringer-Crawford’s outdoor amphitheater.
 
Bring folding chairs and blankets. Info, HERE.
 
‘Beerio Kart’ at KungFood
It’s billed as “The Mario Kart tournament to end all Mario Kart tournaments” ... though with a competitive “Beerio Kart” format (non-drinker’s option available.)
 
Saturday evening at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia (with admission price getting you not only beer but also the restaurant’s renowned food). Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Not just tomatoes
What can you get at the Covington Farmers Market?
 
“Meats and eggs, soaps and natural body products, sugar scrubs, fresh bread and baked goods, cold-pressed juices, unique spice blends and rubs, seasonal produce, prepared foods like soup, hummus, salads and Buddha bowls, plant starts, flowers, farm crafts, and more.”
 
Special programming on the first Saturday of the month celebrates another part of Kentucky’s agricultural heritage: beer, wine and bourbon.
 
Check it all out - plus live music and Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Third Street. Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... Live Bait Comedy: Just Funny That Way on Saturday at Madison Live, HERE ... the Back-to-School fundraiser for Girls Health Period on Sunday at Lil’s Bagels, HERE ... freshART and silentART applications are due Saturday at Behringer-Crawford Museum, HERE ... the POUND (and birthday) PARTY at Braxton Brewing on Saturday, hosted by FIT4U Personal Training, HERE ... Women’s Drum Circle on Saturday at Madison Avenue Christian Church, HERE ... Holtman’s Popup Donut Shop on Friday morning at Braxton Brewing Co., HERE ... and Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday, HERE.  
 
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