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Cincinnati Museum Center brings Maya: The Exhibition, more than 300 artifacts, to the region  

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is bringing the mysteries of the Maya to the United States for the first time. Maya: The Exhibition immerses guests in a sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest. Unearth a world of gods and innovators when the exhibition opens March 14. Maya: The Exhibition features over 300 original objects that detail daily life, religion, politics and innovations...

Villa Hills Police Department has been awarded a “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” grant for K9 Onexx

The Villa Hills Police Department has been awarded a grant by Vested Interest in K9s to support its K9, Onexx. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) nationwide charity located in East Taunton, MA, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Villa Hills Police Department K9 One (provided...

Annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon Monday at the Newport Syndicate

NKyTribune staff The Annual Northern Kentucky Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon takes place Monday, January 20 in Newport. The Theme for this year’s luncheon is: “Remember, Celebrate, Act.” The Distinguished Dr. Bonita Brown, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, at Northern Kentucky University will be the Keynote Speaker at the Northern Kentucky Branch, NAACP 17th...

St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky to host Creative Compassion:  A Night of Art for our Neighbors in Need

St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky is taking a new approach to fundraising by hosting an art show that will feature the work of local students.  The event is called Creative Compassion:  A Night of Art for our Neighbors in Need and is presented by MidWest Pay Link.   SVdP has invited local art students to create one-of-a-kind works of art from an item they find in one of SVdP’s thrift stores. This...

Rotary Clubs, Boone County schools, Chamber join forces to present inaugural NKY International Festival

The Rotary Clubs of Northern Kentucky — Covington, Florence and Kenton County, –Boone County Schools and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Office of International Trade & Affairs will hold an inaugural NKY International Festival, a family-friendly celebration of the rich, cultural diversity of Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati region. The festival is planned...

Falcon Theatre to present ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ to ring in new year; opens January 24

Falcon Theatre’s third production of its 30th anniversary season is Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky. The play is a brutally honest and candid examination of an array of issues — including race, gender, sexuality, and cultural intolerance — in the historical context of the Harlem Renaissance and the early years of the Great Depression. The production, directed by Torie Wiggins,...

Deadline is January 17 for nominations for Horizon awards to nonprofit leaders and volunteers

Horizon Community Funds and the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative are seeking nominations for the first Nonprofit Awards for nonprofit leaders and volunteers to be presented at its annual Summit on Philanthropy themed 1NKY: Engaging Community in Regional Growth. The Summit will bring a series of topics to the table that drive Northern Kentucky’s future-forward. 1NKY is an initiative of the Northern...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Cincinnati Reds to donate baseball, softball equipment to NKY high schools

St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Reds Community Fund will distribute $22,500 worth of baseball and softball equipment to 12 Northern Kentucky high schools: Bellevue, Boone County, Campbell County, Dayton, Dixie Heights, Grant County, Covington Holmes, Lloyd Memorial, Ludlow, Newport, Scott and Simon Kenton high schools; and three youth organizations: Ludlow Athletic Club, Bellevue Vets and Grant County...

Cincinnati Cares wants to connect you to a day of service for local nonprofit on Martin Luther King Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service. For the first time ever, a Day of Service for MLK Day is being organized by Cincinnati Cares, a local nonprofit working to improve the region’s volunteer ecosystem. “Our...

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky moving to new home; will offer 24-hour access to care

Kenton County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) announced Wednesday ESNKY’s new location in Covington, designed to better help the homeless population in the area. The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) in Covington is expected to move from it’s current location on Scott Street (shown here) to a new home at at 436 West 13th Street...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra warms up to nuclear fusion for High Musical Yield at Greaves Hall Jan. 25

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra warms up a late January evening with a musical nuclear explosion. Splitting the program with highlights from John Adam’s opera Dr. Atomic and Dmitri Shostakovich’s revolutionary Symphony No. 11 calls upon the KSO to muster an 80-piece orchestra for a program of history and frenetic and foreboding music. John Adams’ 2005 opera Dr. Atomic revisits the Manhattan Project...

Behringer-Crawford Museum closed for updates until February 4; get tickets for Two-Headed Calf event

Behringer-Crawford Museum is temporarily closed and will re-open February 4 — as it prepares for a “bigger and better” museum experience for 2020. Follow BCM on Facebook to see behind-the-scenes updates on progress as it prepares for upcoming events, education and entertainment. It will reopen to all BCM’s favorite family activities and a new exhibit on the art of beading. If...

Apollo 11 spacecraft engineer to conduct lectures and gallery talks at Cincinnati Museum Center

One man was at the center of every Apollo launch leading up to and through NASA’s historic Moon landings and he is coming to Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). Dick Hagar is a spacecraft engineer, trainer of astronauts and historical witness to both successful and tragic rocket launches. Hagar will share his expertise and stories in lectures at CMC on January 11 and 12. Immediately following each lecture,...

Many concerts on the winter calendar at the Boone County Public Library branches

The Boone County Public Library has concerts scheduled at its branches throughout the winter months. Hartstrings Bluegrass Band Sunday, January 12, 2 p.m. Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665) This band plays an interesting mix of traditional bluegrass classics, contemporary favorites and several of their own original songs and instrumentals. The Buzz Ford Show featuring the American...

Community Action KY low-income home energy assistance program open enrollment starts Jan. 6

Community Action Kentucky has announced open enrollment for the Crisis Component of its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin next week. Applications will be accepted January 6 through March 31, 2020, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualified residents should apply at any one of the 23 Community Action Agencies located across the state.  “LIHEAP...