COVINGTON, Ky. - Maybe you like a little bourbon or beer while shopping for fresh produce. Or ... perhaps you decided that weekend yoga might be the answer to an increasingly stressful work week. Or ... you need a little culture. Or ... your kids are already driving you nuts and you need to find things for them to do.
Well, Weekend in LoveTheCov has you covered:
The end of Open Source 1.4
Get to the Carnegie soon, because Open Source 1.4 is about to close.
On Friday evening, The Carnegie Galleries will host the final reception of the 2018-19 season for the last phase of Open Source, a new exhibition model that presented a “series of rotating installations and objects selected by a fluid team of curators, artists, collectors, writers, critics, and community organizers from across the region.”
A new wrinkle this reception will be a live screen-printing workshop.
Your new yoga hobby, made easy
Need a yoga fix - even if you don’t know it yet?
This Saturday morning kicks off nine straight (free!) yoga classes at the Devou Park Band Shell, led by Covington’s Rooted Yoga. Stretch, awaken, and center yourself - because Covington Parks & Recreation knows what you need.
All experience levels are welcome.
Meet up for the Devou cleanup
If yoga isn’t your thing but doing something for Mother Earth is, head to the Devou Park Band Shell anyway Saturday morning to meet up for the June Cleanup.
Trash bags, water, and pizza will be provided. Dress accordingly.
BBRG’s got Pride
The Third Annual NKY Pride Parade through Covington’s streets is just a little over a week away. But you can get things started this Saturday by entering the “mini Pride Parade” held at halftime of the Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Girls bout.
As BBRG says, “sport your best queer pride shirts, flags, and face paints” to win prizes for individual and group entries.
The bout itself features a double-header against Lafayette Roller Derby, and the non-profit partner is the Greater Cincinnati chapter of GLSEN, which helps to create safe school environments for LGBTQ youth.
Sir Charles: Attend this skills camp
(When we advertised Parks & Rec’s basketball skills camp last week, we invoked the name of Steph Curry because we didn’t want to show our age. Now it’s confession time: We seriously wanted to cite Charles Barkley, because we’d take the Round Mound of Rebound over Curry any day.
There, we said it ...)
But regardless of whether you like Dr. J or MJ, and regardless of whether your kids have NBA dreams or just want to have fun with their local school or church teams, they need to know the fundamentals of basketball.
To help, Covington Parks & Recreation is holding a three-hour beginner skills camp at Randolph Park on Saturday morning which will focus on instruction rather than competition.
Kids & books
Want to do something wonderful for your kids? Encourage them to read.
And get help doing so this Saturday with the kick-off of the Summer Reading Celebration at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington.
It starts at noon and - besides books - includes a planetarium show, hands-on Space Explorers, Kona Ice, pizza and a movie.
Farm to Bar at the Farmers Market
Come get your fresh produce on Saturday (plus baked goods, meats, eggs, spice blends, pickles etc. etc.) at the Covington Farmers Market. The first Saturday of the month has a Farm to Bar theme, featuring Braxton Brewing Co., Elk Creek Winery, and New Riff Distilling.
Check it all out - plus your Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Third Street.
And then there’s ... Amanda’s Riverfront Bootcamp on Sunday morning along the riverfront, HERE
... the Pioneer Park Spring Fling, hosted Saturday by Shery’s Custom-Made Wreaths, HERE
... the annual Kids Fishing Derby at Marshall Schildmeyer VFW Post 6095 in Latonia on Saturday morning, HERE
... Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday morning in MainStrasse Village, HERE
... open registration all weekend for summer classes at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, HERE
... Gin & Bourbon Cream Tasting on Friday at Liquor City Uncorked, HERE
... and Your Bridal Show on Sunday at the Convention Center, benefitting Susan G. Komen Foundation, HERE