Bami Goreng & Vinyasa Flow

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Yeah, this was supposed to be published Thursday night. Logistical problems, y’all.)
 
COVINGTON, Ky. - This weekend is a paean to Covington’s small businesses and to being a good citizen:
 
First, a deli celebrates its one-year anniversary, an indie bookstore marks its national holiday, a fancy restaurant reopens, and a new fitness place takes a unique approach to a raiment problem.
 
Second, there’s a Census participation party today, and a recycling event tomorrow.
 
Check it out:
 
E-wasting away
(We’re involved in this event, so we’re giving it first billing. Besides, Mother Earth told us to, and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to never cross Mother Earth or Mother Nature ...)
 
The challenge of being “green” when it comes to getting rid of trash and used-up things is figuring out exactly where to take “problem” stuff like batteries, TVs, light bulbs, cell phones, and printers (it annoys the heck out of us and probably you too how fast that stuff becomes obsolete - let us sing in tribute to the Great Throw-Away Society, they said sarcastically).
 
Saturday, Keep Covington Beautiful and the City of Covington are solving your woes with a free, one-stop drop-off for so-called e-waste and confidential paper documents.
 
It’s the fifth year for the Recycling Drop-Off Day (for Electronic Waste and Paper Shredding), and it happens at Holmes High School.
 
Please, check out HERE or HERE for important guidelines. And note this is rain or shine.
 
Free cupcake
It is tradition in some countries for the birthday honoree not to receive treats and presents but to give them.
 
Lorenzo’s Deli must have heard of that tradition.
 
The sandwich, soup and salad shop at 806 Madison is celebrating its first birthday today with a Special of the Day (pulled pork on Friday) and a free cupcake with any purchase over $5.
 
The deli is open only until 4, so don’t dawdle.
 
Info, HERE.
 
All things books
As far as we know, Covington has one (1) indie bookstore, and it’s an edgy one.
 
So Roebling Point Books & Coffee will be celebrating on Saturday with appropriate festivities and sale of Independent Bookstore Day-related things like poetry collections, Bad Citizen Stencil sets, a “resistance” postcard sets, socks, candles, book bags, onesies (for lil’ ones!), and kids’ books.
 
In-store (get your coffee too), or online.
 
See the store’s Facebook page, HERE, for info.
 
Welcome back, Lisse
COVID-19 has roughed up the restaurant and bar industry. So it’s worth noting that Lisse Steakhuis in MainStrasse Village reopened last night after a temporary closure and will be open tonight and Saturday.
 
It’s reservation only, of course, but can’t you just taste a New Amsterdam Strip or Seared Tuna or even an order of Bami Goreng, starting off with some Smoked Whitefish Pâté?
 
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed Sunday.
 
Info HERE or HERE.
 
Vinyasa Flow (& cut T-shirts)
Volunteer for an event ... get a T-shirt. Daughter wins a state championship ... get T-shirts. Commemorate the 2018 eclipse ... buy a T-shirt.
 
Pretty soon your closet shelf is sagging.
 
And then along comes Lean Bodies LLC, the City’s newest guru of fitness, with a free, small-group Yoga, Wine & T-Shirt Cutting event. As the ad reads:
 
“Cut T-shirts are the best! Ever wonder what to do with all those cool T-shirts you collected through the years?! Repurpose them into yoga tanks!”
 
Bring wine, shirts, and scissors.
 
It happens this evening: HERE.
 
Census Party today
Part of a tour that seemingly never ends, officials on the Covington Census Committee must feel like roadies for the Grateful Dead.
 
Today, the Complete Count initiative is at The Kroger Co. store at 1525 Madison Ave. from noon to 4 p.m.
 
Employing a tent setup, volunteers will help you fill out the Census, and in return you get a $5 gift card to Kroger and swag bags.
 
Having an accurate count is critical for the City: About 13 percent of Covington’s budget comes from direct federal funding that’s allocated based on population counts.
 
If you haven’t filled out the Census, PLEASE do so. Census forms can be filled out via paper, phone (1-844-330-2020), and online at 2020census.gov.
 
Farmers Market
What’s in season at the weekly, open-air Covington Farmers Market?
 
Come find out Saturday at Third & Court. (We’re guessing heirloom tomatoes, squash and the like - and of course you can get farm-fresh chicken, eggs, honey and many, many, many other food products.)
 
As usual, abide by the safety rules. Info, HERE.
 
Live music
  • Leroy Ellington this evening at Smoke Justis, HERE.
  • Kevin McCoy Duo on Saturday at Smoke Justis, HERE.
  • Billy Carri this evening at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE.
  • Alicia Rene Ferrere on Saturday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s .... Live Art with Betto Gomez! on Saturday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop, HERE ... Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday with Sage Yoga, HERE ... the Community Karma Class on Saturday at Sage Yoga Co., HERE ... The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show on Saturday, HERE ... Reiki Sessions at Warrior Spirit Wellness on Saturday, HERE ... Restorative Yoga + Reiki on Sunday at Sage Yoga, HERE.
 
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