Who needs ice? It’s hockey time

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COVINGTON, Ky. - This weekend in #LoveTheCov will see a new sports tournament, a new brew, and a new weekly yoga class in a pretty relaxing location.
 
Oh, and Saturday will be a great time to visit the Farmers Market, because the crops are coming in.
 
Hockey comes to the Cov
It’s rink time in Covington ... in a manner of speaking.
 
The Covington Street Hockey League is holding its first-ever street hockey tournament on Saturday at Kenney Shields Park (9th and Philadelphia), and the skating will be fast-paced.
 
The puck drops for the first time at 10 a.m. with the MainStrasse Misfits taking on The Kenney Shields. At 11 a.m., the Roebling Trolls take on the Goebel Goats. Noon is the fight for third place, with the championship at 1 p.m.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Riverfront yoga (and brunch)
Yep, watch the boats and current pass by on the Ohio River while doing yoga in the shady confines of George Rogers Park in the Licking Riverside Neighborhood.
 
The new weekly event - for all ages - starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and will be led by Rooted Yoga, courtesy of Covington Parks & Recreation.
 
Attendees will get a $5 off coupon for brunch to follow at The Gruff.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Braxton’s new brew
Braxton Brewing Co. is holding a taproom party Friday evening to release its new Garage Beer, touted as “a 15-pack of premium lager brewed for every occasion.”
 
And just for the occasion, it’s bringing in a garage band as well - The Grove from Cincinnati - at its taproom on West Seventh St.
 
The tapping of the beer starts at 5 p.m., with the set kicking off at 7 p.m.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Last chance for Dreamgirls at The Carnegie
Flashy costumes, Motown music, plenty of drama?
 
Yes, it’s the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS, with shows Friday through Sunday at The Carnegie. But ... last weekend, so last chance.
 
For tickets and info, HERE.
 
Peak veggie season at Farmers Market
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, nut milks and creamers, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and ... (well, lots more, including drinks from Braxton Brewing Co.).
 
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market features an array of activities for kids, with the On the Move Art Studio, farming at the nearby Lil’ Kids’ Garden, and activities sponsored by the Kenton County Public Library.
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Festival in Latonia
Come sample offerings from the Latonia neighborhood’s favorite eateries at the 29thIndian Summer Festival & Taste of Latonia, both Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The festival includes games, drinks, raffles and live music by DV8 (Friday) and the long-time Cincinnati band The Menus (Saturday).
 
It’s on Church Street in front of Holy Cross High School, which sponsors the festival.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Working with glass
Learn how to cut and work with glass and make a sun catcher at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on Saturday morning.
 
Info and tickets for “Fused Glass Sprouts + Blooms Sun Catchers with Crystal Summers,” HERE.
 
Palate pairing
Want to know which beer you should serve with which smoked meat? (Hey, it works for vine.)
 
Crafts & Vines is teaming with Braxton Brewing Co. for “Smoked Meats & Beer Pairing” at The Loft at Braxton at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Info and tickets, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s the MainStrasse Village Bazaar on Sunday, HERE ... and lots of music: Little Miami String Band Revival on Saturday and Jaik Willis on Sunday morning at Wunderbar, HERE and HERE ... Peridoni at Octave on Saturday, HERE ... various bands Friday and Saturday at Madison Live, HERE ... Jazzapolis on Saturday at The Globe, HERE ... and Chad Ishmael at the Summer Concert Series in Mainstrasse Village, near the Goose Girl Fountain, on Saturday, HERE.
 
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