Farmers Market: It's back

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Andy at 5. Carryout or delivery from Covington’s fabulous restaurants. Online church-going.
 
Above all, social distance (that’s a verb, by the way), and #HealthyatHome.
 
Yep, we’ve been pretty much a broken record the last few weeks, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but this weekend there’s some new offerings in #LoveTheCov, and we’re excited.
 
The economy hasn’t reopened, and you still have to be cautious, but:
 
Open-air market
The Covington Farmers Market is moving back outside to Roebling Point this weekend, and it’ll almost be like the good ol’ days.
 
Almost.
 
There are safety protocols, and staff and signage will help you follow them: Use the designated entry-exit point. Keep proper social distancing. One shopper per household. Let the vendors bag the goods. Shop quickly. And wear a mask - just like the staff and vendors.
 
Nevertheless, the market will feature nutritious, locally grown and locally produced foods, and frankly, the spring produce has been absolutely worth it. There’s also a plant sale during the market, 9-11 Saturday morning at Third and Court streets.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Lil’s & BeCon
Everybody loves Lil’s Bagels. Tomorrow, you can eat a bagel guilt-free, because all tips and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Be Concerned: The People’s Pantry.
 
As Lil’s says: “Eat bagels. Pay it forward. Make a difference.”
 
Says us: The bagels are tasty, and BeCon could use the coin.
 
Info, HERE.
 
KSO & Double Eagle Very Rare
Here’s another treat-yourself-and-help-others deal:
 
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra had to cancel its black-tie option dinner, so it’s set up another way to raise money for free programs for local schools and free family-friendly concerts in Devou Park: Bourbon raffles, drawn live.
 
And we’re talking the good stuff, the kind you hide when the hollow-legged cousins come over. Like Double Eagle Very Rare, Old Rip Van Winkle, and such.
 
But hurry: the drawing is Saturday. Info and tickets, HERE.
 
Bourbon barrels as art
Speaking of bourbon, remember the barrels that were painted and installed on sidewalks around Northern Kentucky to prep for the Kentucky’s Edge bourbon festival and international conference?
 
More than 60 of the barrels are in Covington to this day, and if you look HERE, you see a map, pictures of the barrels, the names of the painters.
 
Go check them out, and get exercise to boot.
 
Meanwhile, over on the Facebook page of The Center for Great Neighborhoods, HERE, scroll down and you’ll find a list of a dozen pieces of public art in the Westside neighborhood, and a short video inviting you to check them out.
 
‘Plastic Wars’
Here’s a digital version of a book club: Watch an important documentary, then talk about it on Zoom.
 
The topic is Frontline’s new documentary, “Plastic Wars.” But watch it soon, because the discussion is Saturday evening.
 
For a link to the documentary and the Zoom meeting, see HERE. It’s sponsored by the N.Ky. Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
 
Holistic healing
Need to mentally recharge, or charge down? Energy? Serenity?
 
Man, don’t we all.
 
Check out the virtual yoga at Sage yoga co., HERE ... live online workouts organized by CoreStrong, HERE ... or a variety of classes organized through Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE.
 
The online art scene
Arts and crafts and culture from your computer?
 
Sure, you could do a blind online search, or you could turn your eye closer to home, where The Carnegie has started putting up pictures and features about its exhibits, HERE ... the Kenton County Public Library is offering the creativebug series, HERE ... i.imagine is offering photo classes, HERE ... and Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is offering all kinds of tutoring and participation, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... books and ground coffee delivered to your door by Roebling Point Books & Coffee, HERE ... the Virtual Coffee Hour (before the 10 a.m. live prayerstream) on Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, HERE ... live music (for kids) from Mr. David of Growing Sound, HERE ... there’s storytime on Saturday morning (for kids) from the Kenton County Public Library, HERE.
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