A ‘cleanup’ & coasters

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COVINGTON, Ky. - We sound like the proverbial broken record these days, but it’s an appealing tune: If you can afford it, visit one of Covington’s restaurants or order carryout.
 
The food’s pretty fantastic, there’s a hugely diverse selection to pick from ... and you could very well help that restaurant and its employees survive this pandemic.
 
The Covington Business Council has compiled a clickable list (full of links) of Covington restaurants that remain open. It can be seen on the City’s website, HERE.
 
(And yes, there are a few establishments missing - the CBC is updating the list as we speak).
 
Meanwhile, this weekend:
 
A mini Great American Cleanup
Among the scads of events and activities that COVID-19 disrupted this spring and summer was the Great American Cleanup, during which hundreds of volunteers descend on Covington every year to do a big sprucing up.
 
Undeterred, Keep Covington Beautiful has been working with partners to create smaller opportunities to do more or less the same thing: Make Covington look better.
 
One chance is Saturday, when KCB is working with the Covington Street Hockey League to clean up Kenney Shields Park over by Interstate 75.
 
But you have to register, HERE, and follow safety protocols.
 
Goetta & eggs, at nite
We’ve all eaten breakfast for dinner. What divides us is whether we eat it grudgingly (because there’s nothing else in the house) or because we love it and live for it.
 
If you’re in the latter camp, go to Keystone Bar & Grill on Friday, where the “Breakfast for Dinner” (it’s always a winner) night is making an event out of what diners do naturally.
 
On the menu? Things like “hangover burritos, morning mac + cheese French toast and goetta skillets.” Plus mimosa and bloody mary pitchers.
 
Info, HERE.
 
I scream, you ...
It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the law.
 
If you haven’t filled out your 2020 Census form (and millions in federal dollars for Covington is riding on you doing so), go to Dari-Crest in Latonia on Friday evening. Fill it out there, and you’ll get ice cream, a foot-long or burger and chips. Who doesn’t love soft-serv?
 
(We really need people to fill out these forms.)
 
Info, HERE.
 
Pilates & Fusion, oh my
We’ve been accused of writing the word “yoga” too much in this weekly feature.
 
So tonight we’re going mention a couple of its cousins: Pilates and Dance Fusion.
 
On Saturday, there’s a Dance Fusion Pop Up Class With Arica Fields at Lean Bodies LLC. It’s 30 minutes of strength training followed by 30 minutes of dance fitness. Tickets, HERE.
 
And on Sunday morning, there’s a Pop Up Mat Pilates Class at Hotel Covington. It’s 45 minutes on the lawn next to the hotel. And you can get a drink after. Tickets, HERE.
 
 
Make your own coasters
What’s “acrylic pouring?”
 
Learn all about it and create some brightly colored, unique coasters for your glasses and drinks in the process, all on Saturday at Chroma Vino (another one of those creative places in the Cov).
 
Info, HERE.
 
Open-air market
Here’s a visit that should be a Saturday morning tradition: get fresh vegetables and locally produced foods at the open-air Covington Farmers Market. 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.
 
Again, wear a mask, follow the safety rules. Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... the Scarlet Begonia Truck popup Sunday at Bean Haus Bakery & Café, HERE ... Next Level: Save Your Hands, Forearm Massage (a class for instructors) on Saturday at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... a MORTAR Covington fund-raiser Friday morning at Lil’s Bagels (proceeds benefit the entrepreneurs program), HERE ... Yoga on the Promenade by Safe Yoga on Sunday, HERE ... Thomas Hayes Freel singing in the atrium Saturday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE ... and East of Austin playing on Sunday at Zazou, HERE.
 
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