COVINGTON, Ky. - The rainy forecast has delayed the City’s massive Touch a Truck showcase and the five-neighborhood tree planting originally scheduled for this Saturday, so we guess y’all will just have to focus on Halloween.
Fortunately, if you like dressing in costume and all things spooky, there’s a lot going on, as the list below shows.
There’s also some thematically related stuff, such as the local showing of an indie horror flick, the entombing of an important bishop’s remains, “Hocus Pocus” trivia night, butterfly and moth mounting, pumpkins for sale at the Farmers Market, and the appraisal of the really, really old stuff from your attic.
Got a costume?
Like we said, quite a few nightspots and restaurants - and at least one neighborhood - in #LoveTheCov is doing something this weekend to celebrate next Thursday’s All Hallow’s Eve. Here are the highlights:
- The 5th Annual Westside Halloween family friendly event will be Sunday in Orchard Park, HERE.
- Black Masquerade Karaoke Halloween, a costume and singing event Saturday at the BLDG Refuge, HERE.
- Disco of the Dead: Halloween Party & Costume Contest on Saturday at Yonder by Commonwealth (rooftop bar), HERE.
- Hotel Covington’s Annual Halloween Party, Saturday evening, HERE.
- Rocky Horror Yoga Party on Saturday at Sage Yoga Co., HERE.
- The Dinner Detective Special Halloween Show!, on Friday, HERE.
- The Halloween Costume Contest at Pedal Wagon Covington, Friday through Nov. 3, HERE.
- The Braxton Halloween Bash with Retro DJ and LED dance floor, HERE.
- Del Gardo’s presents Halloween Spooktacular (costumes and cannoli), Saturday, HERE.
- Pinots & Pumpkins - Family Style (carving and wine), at Crafts & Vines on Saturday afternoon, HERE.
- The Green Lantern Café Halloween Party and costume contest, Saturday HERE.
In addition, on Sunday at Braxton is the local showing of Moonbow Movie (#SomeLegendsAreTrue Tour), a local independent horror film now on statewide tour, HERE
Antiques from the attic
Is that odd statue or antique toy worth a fortune - or less than the $2 stand it’s sitting on?
Come find out.
Scour your attics, the old cedar chest you found when you moved in, and all those odd knick-knacks bequeathed to you by Grandma’s estate: Experts in antiques appraisal are coming to the Kenton County Public Library on Saturday.
Note you don’t have to lug down those monstrous pieces of furniture; in fact, photographs are preferred for the big stuff.
The event is co-sponsored by the Kenton County Historical Society. Info, HERE
‘Thackery Binx, what took ...’
So you think you know the Sanderson sisters (and all their spells)?
Test yourself (against others) by heading to Keystone Bar & Grill on Friday for “Hocus Pocus Trivia” night, featuring the 1993 Halloween cult classic.
Pin & (delicately) cut
We’ve touted the “mounting” classes at Hail Dark Aesthetics (with Meddling with Nature) before.
With Oct. 31 approaching, it seems fitting to do it again. This class, on Sunday late morning, has a twist: it features some “delicate” specimens: butterflies and moths.
Lay he (again) to rest
Naturally we don’t endorse any particular brand of religion, or necessarily religion at all. Render under Caesar, you know.
But here’s some cool Covington history: On Saturday morning, the remains of Camillus Paul Maes, the third bishop of the Diocese of Covington, (removed from a cemetery in Fort Mitchell a month ago), will be entombed in the heart of the Cathedral-Basilica he built in a solemn occasion following a funeral Mass.
A walking historical tour of the cathedral will follow, HERE
Meeting celebrates hiking community
You’ve seen those Patagonia documentaries and all the excitement they generate around the outdoors, the environment, and eco-tourism?
Come experience the Greater Cincinnati version on Friday afternoon when Tri-State Trails holds its annual meeting south of the Ohio River for the first time at the Devou Golf and Event Center. The afternoon includes hiking, refreshments, a “State of Tri-State Trails” report, and networking.
As sponsor of the event, Devou Good Project will be showing off the park and LoveTheCov to the Greater Cincinnati trail community while also talking about some of the projects the local non-profit is planning for 2020.
Be a part of something cool. Register at the door or on-line, HERE
Farmers Market, (soon to be indoors)
With the weather growing colder, Saturday is the last outdoors market for the Covington Farmers Market for the year (with the emphasis on “outdoors”).
Celebrate fall by picking up pumpkins, corn, the last of the tomatoes, meats and eggs, flowers, produce and so much more.
(For the rest of the year, the Market will be moving inside at Braxton Brewing Co.)
Check it all out - plus live music and Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Third Street. Info, HERE
And then there’s ... “Net at the Met” networking event on Friday afternoon at the Metropolitan Club, HERE
... the Step Up for Youth one-day woodworking skill workshop for teens on Saturday at The Center for Great Neighborhoods, register ASAP HERE
... Storytime in the Garden with Princess Belle on Sunday at Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe, HERE
... the Fall Festival on Sunday at Latonia Christian Church, HERE
... Pound for a Cure cardio workout fund-raiser sponsored by FIT4U Personal Training at Braxton Brewing Co. on Saturday, HERE
... auditions for The Dinner Detective on Saturday (a paid ensemble roll), HERE
... Yoga for Men on Sunday at Sage Yoga, HERE
... the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Friday at the Lincoln Grant Scholar House, HERE
... comedian Lauren Faber at the NACA Mid America Regional Conference on Saturday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, HERE
... Oil on Textured Paper Painting class at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan, on Saturday, HERE
... “How I Got the Shot: the Story Behind the Image” presentation by photographer Steve Barger, Saturday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan, HERE