COVINGTON, Ky. - We can’t believe we’re even suggesting this, but you COULD start getting in the Christmas spirit this weekend (see below).
Or, if you like us bristle at the early mistle(toe), you could see what the inside of an aerial truck looks like, dig some holes for a good cause alongside some Covington streets, check out a Carnegie show, do yoga with the dogs, hear some poets, watch a bunch of people strong-arm each other ...
Trucks (& we don’t mean Hot Wheels)
Want to get up close and personal with a fire truck, police cruiser, medical helicopter, tow truck, back hoe or a wide, wide number of other cool vehicles?
The Latonia Shopping Center will be filled with public safety and public service vehicles of all shapes and sizes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the City of Covington’s second “Touch a Truck” event.
More than a dozen agencies are bringing vehicles for people to climb in, on and around.
(We’re anticipating a lot of selfies.)
- but note this Saturday’s event was rain-delayed from last week.
Plant a tree(s), save the world
Like to dig in dirt? Love the environment? Want your neighborhood to look prettier (and have more shade)?
The City and its Urban Forestry Board needs your help Saturday as they seek to plant about 75 streets along sidewalks in five different neighborhoods - Latonia, Eastside, Peaselburg, MainStrasse, and Wallace Woods.
It starts at 9 a.m., see the link HERE
to find out where and other details. (Note this event was also originally scheduled for last Saturday but was rained out.)
Grab your mat, a towel, and your favorite furry friend for the first-ever BOGA at Braxton Brewing Company on Sunday.
What is BOGA?
Why yoga with your favorite bulldog (everyone knows that).
Queen City Bulldog Rescue bulldogs will be downward doggin' alongside, so a heads up from the organizers: Prepare for a slobbery savasana.
We’re a holiday purist. (One holiday at a time, people!) After all, Halloween is TONIGHT.
However, there are those of you who think Christmas should be celebrated 365 days a year ... so for you, #LoveTheCov has two treats:
One, if your wrapped packages typically come out looking like you were working blind-folded, under water, with one hand behind your back after imbibing way too much spiked nog, then the Kenton County Library has an event for you: Holiday Gift Wrapping Hacks.
It’s Saturday, and info is HERE
Two, Braxton Brewing Company is hosting a three-day Christmas-themed party, starting Friday.
On the first day, Braxton is releasing its Jubilee Hoppy Holiday IPA - and you get a $1 off if you bring in food items (see the list!) for needy students at Bellevue Independent Schools. The second day features what it calls “winter wonderland fun,” with cookie decorating on the third day.
Do you like math? And drama? (OK - maybe just the drama part.) But, if either or all of that is true, you’re going to love “Proof” at The Carnegie.
An enigmatic young woman, a manipulative sister, a brilliant father, and an unexpected suiter-sounds like the formula for a perfect evening out.
Your tickets are waiting, HERE
‘What’s My Age Again?’
In 2011, this band released “Take off Your Pants and Jacket” ... although we advise, with the incoming weather, that you keep both on.
A tribute to Blink 182 - remember them?
- by The Dude Ranch will be taking place this Saturday at Madison Live, HERE
Poetry, Books, & Coffee
Roebling Point Books & Coffee is doing what it does best on Saturday - bringing the written word (as written by those who can write words a lot better that the rest of us) to its readers.
Of course, this event also celebrates the spoken word: Come hear a trio of poets read from their works, and then sign books afterward. Grace Curtis will feature "Everything Gets Old." Pam Hirschler will feature “What Lies Beneath.” And Ellen Austin-Li will feature “Firefly.”
Farmers Market now under roof
Covington’s Farmers Market has a new location this weekend, and it’s roof: Braxton Brewing Co. on Seventh Street.
What hasn’t changed is the amazing goods for sale: Late-season produce, meat and eggs, and a big variety of creative and hand-made foods and goods, like bread and pastries, soaps and lotions, cashew butter, honey, candles and seasonings.
This Saturday will feature out-time sounds of TJ Male of The Part-Time Gentlemen, and Nick Sansone.
Covington Bourbon Experience by Pedal Wagon Covington, HERE
... Greater Cincinnati Bridal & Wedding Expo this Sunday, HERE
... Wire Wrapping class, HERE
, and Ukrainian Egg Painting class, HERE
, both this Saturday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop ... arm wrestling Kentucky State Championships on Saturday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, HERE
... “Chaos Music, the Collage Art of KEN OBASI Leslie Art Reception” on Saturday at Baoku’s Village, HERE
... the Final SmackDOWN! Season Finale of the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls on Saturday, HERE