Mom, Jason & Pappy

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COVINGTON, Ky. - This is week gazillion of #HealthyatHome here in #LoveTheCov, so we’re still preaching caution while listening to Andy (aka Steve’s son or the Governor) start to roll out more details of reopening the local economy in a safe manner.
Nevertheless, we’ve again compiled a few suggestions for a safe and socially distanced weekend here in Covington, including ways you can show Mom you love her even while protecting her health.
Just for Mom
Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while the big cookouts and family gatherings and fancy restaurant brunches of past years remain a definite “no-no,” here are a few ideas: 
  • Mother’s Day meals from The Gruff, from breakfast through dinner, ordered by Friday and picked up on Saturday, HERE.
  • A “Pamper Me” Package from Keystone Bar & Grill, which includes food, a “MOM-osa” kit (champagne and mixer), a fizzy bath bomb, and a soothing face mask. Details and how to order, HERE.
  • A bottle of wine from StoneBrook Winery, picked up and paid for at the Covington Farmers Market (see below). (OK, this isn’t a formal Mother’s Day event, but it’s a darn good idea for Moms who had to raise the likes of us.) To order, HERE.
  • “Mother’s Day Meditation & Movement, a free yoga class Sunday HERE, led by Sage Yoga. Sign up HERE.
  • A (day before) Mother’s Day Drive-By parade for the residents of Ivy Knoll Senior Living Community, HERE. 
Redlegs trivia
If you know the dimensions of Crosley Field, what Dan Driessen did in 1976 to make history, and how many home runs Frank Robinson hit in 1966, this is the contest for you.
At 10 a.m. Friday, the Kenton County Public Library will host a Facebook Live online trivia contest with the Cincinnati Reds and baseball as the category.
Info, HERE.
‘Finally Friday Yoga’
Here’s another non-traditional offering Friday from the Covington library: yoga.
“Unwind, release tension, reduce stress & promote peace of mind,” organizers say with this Facebook Live restorative yoga class at 4 p.m.
Info, HERE
Week 3, Farmers Market
We hope everybody is getting the hang of the new safety protocols at the open-air Covington Farmers Market. If you’re “new,” just follow the signs.
The Market - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roebling Point - features more and more vendors selling their wares, a veritable bountiful harvest of locally grown and produced foods, including greens, honey, eggs, meat and other tasty goodies.
Info, HERE.
Pappy 23
We can’t advertise EVERY special, but this is some Pappy’s, after all.
As of Thursday, there are just three days left to enter your name in the raffle for a bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle, courtesy of Libby’s Southern Comfort. Just buy a gift card to the Covington restaurant.
Info, HERE.
Our favorite historian
Jason French, the Curator of Collections at Behringer-Crawford Museum and host of the popular “Curator’s Chat” series, is back.
So grab your favorite snack and check out “chats” on: 
  • “The Art of the Bead, Part 4” (with beads made from amber, tiger claw, ostrich eggs and more), HERE.
  • Rare Civil War swords in BCM’s collection, HERE.
  • A mainstay of Victorian fashion for men, an antique top hat, made of course from beaver fur, HERE. 
Takeout food ... and Braxton beer
Protect a few jobs during this challenging economic time and sample some of what makes LoveTheCov so worth loving: We’re been touting Covington’s restaurants galore the past few weeks, what with a long list of them offering delivery and takeout and alcohol to boot. See this list of clickable links, HERE.
But did you know you can also order Braxton Brewing’s many varieties of beer to-go?
It’s easy. Go HERE to order and pay, then drive to 7th Street and pick it up. We’re talking everything from “Edge of Mysteries” to “Strawberry Gose” to “Twisted Bit” to a Vive Shamrock Variety pack.
And then there’s ... A Dress and A Song mini concert series at 3:45 p.m. every day, HERE ... online workouts organized by CoreStrong, HERE ... Reiki Sessions at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... an array of videos showing you how to do everything from paint to stencil, courtesy of Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, HERE.