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Children’s Museum to re-open July 1 after 16-month closure, preparing for safe learning-play experience

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announced today its plans to reopen the Children’s Museum on July 1. The long-awaited reopening comes after what will be a 16-month closure due to the high-touch nature of the museum and an abundance of caution for museum guests. Recent consultation with healthcare professionals and guidance from the CDC has paved the way for a safe reopening. “We’ve been working...

NKY Baptist Association found unusual way to connect with Native Americans in Oklahoma

By Chip Hutcheson Kentucky Today Churches in the Northern Kentucky Baptist Association have found a simple yet unique way to take the gospel to Native Americans in Oklahoma. 
Churches have made prayer benches inscribed with scripture and delivered them to numerous tribal leaders. Thus far more than 120 benches have been given to tribal leaders. Mike Daniels with benches he drove to Oklahoma. 
“When...

Hagedorn Appliances donates portion of April sales to DCCH Center for Children and Families

Since 1941 Hagedorn Appliances has been doing business in the Tri-State area and understand that the community is the backbone of its business. Giving back is an important way of saying thank you. Since 1848 DCCH Center for Children and Families has been helping thousands of children and families in need. Its mission is to express God’s love through quality care and compassionate services. DCCH has...

Behringer-Crawford Museum offering free admission this summer to active-duty military and families

Active-duty military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to Behringer-Crawford Museum this summer as part of the 202l Blue Star Museums program. The program launches on Saturday, May 18, Armed Forces Day, and ends on Sunday, September 5. It is available for those currently serving in the United States military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard — as well...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra season finale May 15 at Newport Car Barn to feature Rat Pack Reboot

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra closes its 2020-21 season with a tribute to three iconic crooner-entertainers of the 1950s-80s — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. As one of the very few orchestras nationwide to perform a complete in-person season, the KSO made use of unconventional and outdoor venues to adhere to safety protocols since July 2020. For its 29th season finale, the KSO...

NKY NAACP to offer free Regional Diversity COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic — register now for May 22

The Northern Kentucky Branch NAACP has partnered with the Northern Kentucky District Health Department and St. Elizabeth Health care to offer a free Northern Kentucky Regional Diversity COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. The Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held at First Baptist Church, 120 East Ninth Street, Covington, on Saturday, May 22. The Vaccination Clinic Time is 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Individuals...

The Carnegie to audition for first production of 21-22 season, Little House of Horrors — details here

The Carnegie will audition for the first production of its 2021-22 theatre season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The show that has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for more than thirty years will be back this August with an outdoor production. Seymour is a down-on-his-luck floral assistant living on Skid Row and pining for the love of his co-worker, Audrey. But his fortunes change when he meets a fast-talking...

Mary Ann Noll’s family establishes scholarship endowment for Community Montessori School

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is now home to the Mary Ann Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will offer scholarship opportunities for students to attend the new Community Montessori School at 5th and Greenup streets in Covington. “This is an incredibly generous way for the Noll family and friends to connect to the community, and we are happy to serve them through their family’s...

Big Bone Lick welcomes two bison calves — and when you visit be prepared to explore

By Rebecca Banks meetNKY The Cincinnati Zoo isn’t the only local attraction featuring adorable animal babies this month. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Unionis home to two new bison calves and they’re pretty precious. The first calf of 2021 was born on April 13 with the second arriving on April 17. When they’re born, bison calves typically weigh between 40 and 60 pounds....

After disruption in education, join virtual Remake Learning Days festival — get your free activity kits

America has seen remarkable disruption in education this year, leading to innovations in teaching and learning, as well as new opportunities for families and youth across our communities. On May 15-17, 2021, Greater Cincinnati will host the virtual Remake Learning Days festival. Educators, artists, scientists and makers from across the region are sharing more than 100 lessons, activities and demonstrations,...

Horizon Community Fund teams up with Bellevue Education fund to support programs for students

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky now manages the new Bellevue Education Foundation Fund, which supports innovative programs and experiences for students in Bellevue Independent Schools. “We are excited to partner with the Bellevue Education Foundation, one of Northern Kentucky’s many high-quality school districts that prepare our youth for lifelong success and leadership,” said...

Kyians invited to ‘Shop & Share’ this Mother’s Day weekend to benefit state’s domestic violence shelters

First Lady Britainy Beshear is joining the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) and Kroger to ask Kentuckians for help supporting the commonwealth’s 15 regional domestic violence shelters through the annual Shop & Share event. “KCADV’s domestic violence programs provide life-saving shelter and support for women, men and families in need,” said First Lady Beshear. “I am...

Kenton Co. Historical Society funds markers celebrating 3-L Highway, ‘ancient civilizations’

Since 1949, the Kentucky Historical Marker program has allowed communities across the state to recognize and share the sites, events, and personalities they consider important to local, regional, state, or national history. To date, more than 2,400 markers celebrate Kentucky’s complex story and the Kenton County Historical Society has made it part of their mission to add to the number of markers...

‘Keys to Hope’ housing fair to showcase free event for local landlords, tenants

Horizon Community Funds, with co-sponsors Kentucky Housing Corporation and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, will offer a free event for local landlords and tenants to learn about money and other resources they might qualify for during the current “eviction moratorium.” The “Keys to Hope” housing resource presentation and fair will be held Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-noon at Life...

Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park to present the Butterflies of Bali; purchase timed tickets in advance

The Butterflies of Bali have descended upon Krohn Conservatory operated by Cincinnati Parks and located in beautiful Eden Park. The show creates a captivating environment filled with 12,000 butterflies in free flight for visitors of all ages to enjoy. It opens May 8 and runs through September 6. Visitors will encounter a bit of Bali, referred to as “the island of 1000 Temples,” with a mountainous...