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Music, crafts and a visitor-created play at BCM; free admission, “The Power of Her” on ArtsWave Day

Visitors to Behringer-Crawford Museum will have a chance to release their inner playwrights on Saturday, March 7, when they help write the script for an original play inspired by the works of female artists. They can also listen to two concerts by predominantly female musical groups, create crafts and receive free admission to the museum on “The Power of Her” ArtsWave day. From 10:30-11:30...

NKY Advocacy Center gets two grants from KY Colonels, Horizon for up-to-date security system

The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center was recently awarded two grants that supported installing an up-to-date security system. NKYCAC was awarded $11,300 from the Kentucky Colonels, and $7,000 from the Horizon Community Foundation, Give Where You Live. NKYCAC is a nonprofit organization serving Northern Kentucky that provides services to over 800 children a year who have been sexually...

Jack Moreland to receive Behringer-Crawford’s Two-Headed Calf Award named for Ken and Eileen Harper

Behringer-Crawford Museum has named Jack Moreland as the fourth recipient of the 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards for outstanding service to the community. Moreland will receive the Kenneth and Eileen Harper Special Recognition Award. Jack Moreland Moreland is a distinguished educator and community leader. A former public school science teacher, principal and superintendent, he served as interim president...

Kentucky 4-H asks schools to welcome international youth delegates; students to stay with host families

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher Kentucky 4-H is seeking to encourage Kentucky schools to allow international youth delegates from the States’ 4-H International Exchange Program to visit their schools in July and August. Kentucky 4-H has partnered with the States’ 4-H International Program to host international youth in Kentucky from various countries for more than 40 years. The program seeks to...

Mentoring Plus to honor Newport’s Tom Fromme with ‘Seeds of Hope’ award at event on March 20

Tom Fromme, a lifelong resident of the City of Newport and its City Manager will be recognized for his dedication to the community when he receives the Seeds of Hope award next month. Mentoring Plus, the non-profit organization honoring Fromme, is headquartered in Newport. The organization provides high-risk youth with one-on-one mentoring, case management, and many more services. Each year the organization...

Registration now open for The Carnegie Winter 2020 ArtStop artist series workshops for students age 7-12

Creativity and imagination fuel The Carnegie’s popular ArtStop Artist Series Workshops. This winter, children ages 7-12 will have the opportunity to attend two six-week workshops that will allow them to explore the world of theatre, dance, visual arts, media arts, and more. “The Carnegie is proud to continue to offer arts and theatre education in the community,” said Education Director Alissa...

Behringer-Crawford names Two-Headed Calf Awards winners: The Heidrichs, Cathy Wolff, Robert Webster

Behringer-Crawford Museum has announced the recipients of the 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards for outstanding service to the community. The honorees and their award categories are: The late “Mac’ Heidrich and Mary Lou HeidrichService to the Community: Generosity and Vision  Mary Lou and the late Carroll J. “Mac” Heidrich of Fort Mitchell Mary Lou and Mac Heidrich, Redwood Trustee...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir team up for Mozart concert

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with one of Cincinnati’s top choirs — The St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir — and the Cathedral’s Music in a Great Space Series to present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s latest and perhaps greatest works. In 1984, thanks to the film Amadeus, the music of Mozart became universally known and celebrated. From child prodigy to prolific composer, Mozart’s...

Kenton County Parks and Recreation to host Sugar Camp 2020: Making Maple Syrup, register now

Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is hosting Sugar Camp 2020: Making Maple Syrup on February 26-29 in Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015) at Shelter House 2 Photo from last year’s Sugar Camp. Step into the forest and back in time to experience life in a mid-1800’s sugar camp. Visit a working sugar camp, demonstrating the art and science of making maple...

KY artists have unique opportunity through ‘The Art of Goodwill’ — so what can you make of that?

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is seeking eligible artists for an artist residency program that will culminate with a November 14 art exhibit and fundraising event at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. The Art of Goodwill Residency Program will provide selected Kentucky artists the opportunity to transform items donated to Goodwill into works of art. Goodwill is searching for artists with a broad...

Cincinnati Cares, Inspiring Service add staff to expand reach to connect volunteers with nonprofits

Inspiring Service — the Cincinnati-based nonprofit using emerging technologies to reverse declining volunteer rates in Greater Cincinnati and five other regions across the country — has added three new staff members, a more than 30 percent increase to its team. The additions will deepen Inspiring Service’s and Cincinnati Cares’ impact on the Greater Cincinnati region. The staff expansion...

Soul Pocket to headline Redwood’s fundraiser, The Express, at Paul Brown Stadium in March

Soul Pocket, Cincinnati area’s most requested party and dance band, headlines Redwood’s gala fund raiser – The Express – Friday, March 6, at Paul Brown Stadium. The announcement was made by Bradley M. Howard, the event chair and Carol Serrone, Director of Philanthropy for Redwood. The 2020 Redwood Express – An Evening of Celebration – is the 38th edition of the event. For more than 66...

TMU and the Fenians of Northern Kentucky present annual Tapestry Series of Irish History and Culture

The 14th Annual Thomas More University Concert of Irish Music will take place on Friday at 7 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall, located in the Thomas More Saints Center (the former Student Center), 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. In Ireland, St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st, marks the beginning of spring. What better way to warm things up and help Thomas More celebrate Thomas More Week than with...

BCPL February calendar for adults includes AARP tax help, Hoxworth blood drive, much, much more

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of February. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks. Yoga Mondays, 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays,...

PWC accepting reservations, auction items for ToolBelt Ball; supports Modifications for Mobility

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is accepting reservations for its fourth annual ToolBelt Ball. Funds raised during the gala will support the nonprofit’s Modifications for Mobility program, which assists low-income, elderly homeowners and people with disabilities who have mobility limitations in the Tri-State area. The black-tie event will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 6–10 p.m. at JACK...