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Comet Bluegrass All-Stars return to Music@BCM, Behringer-Crawford’s summer concert series, June 27 

For more than a decade, the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars have brought their bluegrass harmonies to the Sunday night crowd at the Northside neighborhood bar, The Comet.  On June 27, you can hear their interpretations of American roots music on a Thursday night as part of the 2019 Music@BCM concert series at Behringer-Crawford Museum. The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars will perform at Behringer-Crawford Museum’s...

NKY Funders’ Grants returns with more partners, more funding; eight local funders in pitch competition

NKY Funders’ Grants is back with more funding and additional partners for its second year, to bring over $110,000 in total funds to nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky. Grayson “We are thrilled to bring this growing collaboration back to Northern Kentucky,” said Nancy Grayson, President of Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. “By working together, we truly maximize our impact in...

Redwood events: Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center provides art therapy class; Donuts for Dad

The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center will provide an Art Therapy Class at Redwood, starting today. Adult clients will participate from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and children from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Redwood is a nonprofit, special needs facility located in Northern Kentucky, and services some 800 clients from six weeks to 82 years of age. “Some of our children in our preschool will explore their creativity...

Center for Great Neighborhoods fellowship program graduates diverse group of food entrepreneurs

The Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington has announced its second group of students from the FreshLo Chef Fellowship Program will graduate Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m. Funded through the Kresge Foundation, this program aims to give a hand up and a push forward to home cooks with the dream of creating a food-based business or those already in the food industry who need support to take it to the...

FOBB hosts book reading discussion about understanding climate change at Scheben Library

By Patricia Fox Rain has been a dominant feature in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area during the spring and early summer of this year. Fox Even though the rain has been spotty most of the time, cloudy skies and the rain that often comes with it have dampened many weekend plans, weddings, swimming dates and gardening ventures.  The Midwest has also been plagued by rain, but the persistent...

Photograph exhibition at CMC celebrates Cincinnati service members from World War I; opens June 28

In December 1918, just a month after World War I’s end, the US and Allied Governments War Exposition at Music Hall celebrated the Allied victory and the Cincinnatians who served. The Expo featured photographs of area servicemen and women, loaned to the Expo by local families, as well as uniforms, flags and more. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is diving into its collections to showcase some of...

The Point/Arc launches new program assist with organizational and time management skills

The Point/Arc is accepting new clients for “Seeing My Time,” a nine-week executive functioning program that can help to reduce stress and gain skills around staying organized, time management, and planning. Participants will: Learn more about their own brain, the brain’s executive functions, and why some brains struggle with certain tasks  Develop a visual understanding of time, which...

Fun-filled activities at the Kenton County Public Library all summer long

Mark your calendar for a summer of fun-filled days at the Kenton County Public Library. Programs are free and registration is not required unless noted. For a complete listing of all the Library’s programs visit www.kentonlibrary.org/events. To see an online version of the calendar click here. Lunch @ the Library Mon.-Fri., June 3 – July 26, from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library,...

Cincinnati Opera kicks off summer festivals on Sunday June 9 with free concert in Washington Park

Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 99th Summer Festival on Sunday, June 9 with a free concert in Washington Park. Opera in the Park will feature a selection of unforgettable opera and musical theater favorites — from “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess to Man of La Mancha’s “The Impossible Dream” — performed by stars from the 2019 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony...

Herbert M. Sandler, the man who made the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica possible, has died

By Richard Tofel and Stephen Engelberg ProPublica Whatever difference ProPublica has made in the world over the past 11 years — and we like to think we’ve had significant impact — it has been a team effort, the combination of hundreds of staff, tens of thousands of donors and millions of readers. Sandler (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) But anyone familiar with our origins or our history knows...

BCPL ‘Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,’ opens June 14

They left during the middle of the night—often carrying little more than the knowledge that moss grows on the north side of trees. Underground Railroad Station with Tunnel Leading to Another Conductor’s House; Centerville, Indiana (provided). An estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 chose to embark on this journey in search of freedom. They moved in constant...

Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults and children at all branches in June

The Campbell County Public Library operates four 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. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria,...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra announces its 25th year of free, family-friendly concerts at Devou

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers its 25th Summer Series of free, family-friendly concerts at the historic amphitheater in Covington’s Devou Park. A tradition since WPA structure was built in 1939, musicians and entertainers have brought communities together at the concert bowl for shared and memorable experiences. More than 325,000 residents from across the region have attended the KSO’s...

BCPL June calendar of events for adults includes concerts; history presentations, ice cream

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of June. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. 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...

Redwood, TBNK announce joint television agreement to air “What’s Good from the Wood” program

Redwood and The Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky (TBNK) announced a joint venture to air Redwood’s weekly What’s Good from the Wood on local cable television. The joint announcement was made Friday by Redwood’s Director of Philanthropy, Carol Serrone and Jason Dudas, Program Director for TBNK. The May 24 episode of “What’s Good from the Wood” on YouTube Redwood...