A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Campbell County Public Library calendar of events in Ft. Thomas, Cold Spring and Newport for December

A  list of events and programs at the Campbell County Public Library branches is provided here. The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St....

Several Northern Kentucky nonprofits to benefit at Speedway Children’s Charities Night of Giving

The vast majority of people reading this will never wonder how they will provide their next meal for their families or whether they will go to bed hungry because they can’t afford food that day. However, several families living in Gallatin County face this dilemma every day. A mother and father – let’s call them Lucille and Billy – are raising their five children in the small town of Warsaw,...

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on fantasy ride in a land of pure imagination Jan. 18-28

This January The Carnegie will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination as it continues its 2017-18 Theatre Series with Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA, playing weekends January 18-28, 2018. Based on the enchanting 1971 Oscar-nominated film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as...

The Point Arc to hold its 47th annual JOY to the World event on Friday at the NKY Convention Center

The Point Arc is hosting its 47th annual JOY to the World event on December 1st at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music by pianist Joe Lawrie will begin. Emcees Sheree Paolello, Mike Dardis and Colin Mayfield will kick off the night at 7:15 p.m. Dinner, music, dancing, silent and live auctions, one of a kind ceramic ornaments, celebrity guests and always “new...

Campbell County Public Library says Drop Your Drawers at any branch to help the public schools

The Campbell County Public Library is asking you to Drop Your Drawers off at any branch of the library — to help fill a need in the public schools for new boys’ and girls’ underwear, sizes 4-16. Their goal is 6,000 pairs of underwear that the schools’ Family Resource Centers say are badly needed.   Put “underwear” on your holiday shopping list, then drop them...

New chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby formed in Northern Kentucky; Jim Vogt heads the group

The newly released Climate Science Special Report stated that “the planet is now the warmest it’s been in the history of modern civilization.” A group called Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) wants to empower citizens to connect with and influence members of Congress with the best solution to this issue. Formed 10 years ago, CCL is a non-profit, non-partisan group that promotes a solution that...

Behringer-Crawford Museum presents “Choo Choo, Chocolate & Cheer,” sponsored by ALIVE! on Dec. 8

Children and the special adults in their lives are invited to experience the holidays in magical motion at an exclusive event at Behringer-Crawford Museum, complete with vintage trains, ice-skating canines, an interactive art experience and a gourmet hot chocolate bar. “Choo Choo, Chocolate & Cheer” is sponsored by ALIVE!, BCM’s young professionals group. Guests will watch the museum’s...

42nd Cathedral Concert Series offers free Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 3

The 42nd season of the Cathedral Concert Series will feature its annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Dr. Gregory Schaffer is the choir director and organist. The concerts are held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. The public is invited. Admission is free but freewill offerings are accepted. Scripture and Sacred Song foretell of the coming Nativity. Evergreen...

Highlands Middle School gives canned goods, cash to charities; celebrates success with Turkey Roll

Highlands Middle School had good reason to celebrate. The students gathered up more than 22,000 can goods and raised nearly $4000 to donate to the Salvation Army and Brighton Center to make the Thanksgiving holiday happier for lots of local people. So they celebrated their success with at a recent assembly. How better to do it than with a pie-in-the-face competition and a Turkey Bowl. Take that,...

Small idea, big results: Covington Catholic students collect nearly three tons of food for Be Concerned

Students at Covington Catholic are trying to “can” hunger. They’ve collected canned goods and nonperishable items for those in need this holiday season. They’ve brought in nearly three tons of food, mostly from donations. “It’s just a cool thing how a small, idea can snowball and how all 600 kids in the school rally around it,” said Mason Brewer, a sophomore. “It’s turning into...

Cincinnati Museum Center making travel more fun this holiday with free science programming at CVG

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is making travel a little less painful this holiday season. As family members travel to and from Cincinnati over the Thanksgiving holiday, CMC staff is bringing interactive science and art activities to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). CMC is creating more curiosity November 22 and 26 at CVG, providing travelers an opportunity to learn, do and...

Baker Hunt to honor long-time volunteer Bud Thurman with youth scholarship in his name

Baker Hunt has commemorated its Youth Scholarship Program to be named for long-time student and volunteer, Bud Thurman.   Bud Thurman is no stranger to the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center. During his time in Northern Kentucky, he has spent so much of his efforts in the classroom learning watercolor and colored pencil skills, making lifelong friendships, and contributing by raising money for...

Go Pantry aims to distribute 300 food boxes to needy family during Christmas break; fill a box for $60

GO Pantry, a Boone County based 501(c)3 non-profit, which provides weekend food bags (GO BAGS) during the school year and weekly food boxes (GO BOXES) to help over extended breaks from school. Currently the organization has a goal of providing 300 GO BOXES to help kids get through the two week Christmas Break. “Kids who depend on school for the majority of their food often do not have a place to...

Kentucky Educational Television’s Martinis & Mistletoe event Dec. 5 at Devou honors the Boehnes

Kentucky Educational Television will hold its annual Martinis & Mistletoe fundraiser at Drees Pavillion at Devou Memorial Overlook on December 5 from 5-8 p.m. The event features cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres and a big silent auction. The event is hosted by Oakley and Eva Farris and will honor community contributors Rich and Lisa Boehne. For information contact Penny Brooks at 859.258.7201...

Amazon awards $10,000 to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance for its military-to-job efforts

Amazon has provided a $10,000 donation to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance to support its work with area veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. “As one of the country’s leading community-based, collective impact, non-profits serving veterans and families in transition, the TVCA is proud to partner with Amazon and support the great work they are doing to help veterans...