Baby bok choy & speed painting

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COVINGTON, Ky. - It’s the calm before the boom (although the way the fireworks have been going, you’d think it already was the 4th of July).
 
With the pandemic, civil unrest, and pending election results continuing to provide the backdrop for daily life, nevertheless here are a few things going on in LoveTheCov this weekend (in addition to going out to eat and sitting outside one of Covington’s fabulous restaurants):
 
Open-air market
By now it should be a tradition: get fresh vegetables and locally produced foods at the open-air Covington Farmers Market on Saturday morning. It’s the ultimate in “buy local.”
 
Typical offerings include things like red Russian kale, romaine lettuce, baby bok choy, herbal tea, bone-in chops, hanging plants, elderberry syrup, eggs, honey, hanging planters, granola, apple cider vinegar coleslaw, lemon meringue mini pies and other baked goods, wine etc. etc.
 
Wear a mask, follow the safety rules. Info, HERE. And see below for additional offerings.
 
‘Fix It Friends’
The theme of this weekend’s “side event” at the Farmers Market (above) is repairs, of a sort.
 
Bring kitchen and garden tools to be sharpened. Bring your bike to have it checked over for safety and repairs. And get tips on maintaining your house’s exterior.
 
Again, wear a mask, follow the safety rules. Info, HERE.
 
Sweating it out
Feeling out of shape and downright “blah” during the pandemic?
 
Head to Devou Park on Saturday for some HIIT (high-intensity interval training), Tabata, and cardio, courtesy of Sage Yoga.
 
Follow the safety rules, bring equipment. Info and registration, HERE.
 
You can also attend Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday, HERE.
 
Speed painting tonight
Eight local artists will compete for prizes in a speed-painting contest you can watch online starting at 7 p.m. tonight.
 
The kicker is this: You can vote for your favorite and bid on the art.
 
It’s part of the NKY Art Attack fund-raiser for the Public Arts Network of Northern Kentucky.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Think you know sports?
Which Bengals quarterback holds the team record for touchdowns? Which NKU men’s basketball coach compiled a 194-133 record and took the Norse to D1?
 
And what did the Holmes boys and the Holy Cross girls basketball teams do -- in 2009 and 2015, respectively - that only three other Northern Kentucky schools have done in almost 100 years?
 
If those and similar questions are your proverbial cup of tea, join in the second round of the local sports trivia contest at 10 a.m. Friday.
 
It’s online through the Kenton County Public Library, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s .... Scarlet Begonia’s Flower Truck popup Saturday at Bean Haus Bakery & Café, HERE ... Steve Covington and The Humble Strays in a live-streamed concert Saturday morning organized by the Covington Farmers Market, HERE ... an on-line art show all weekend by Covington’s NKY Art, HERE ... the Next Level: Save your Hands, Forearm Massage workshop Saturday at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... and the Covington Brunch Cruise, Saturday and Sunday, HERE.
 
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