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The Carnegie presents ‘The Wonderful Music of OZ’ at BCM’s outdoor amphitheater April 17, 18

The Carnegie is inviting families throughout the Tri-State to enjoy the start of spring on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with The Wonderful Music of Oz at the Outdoor Amphitheater at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and snacks to enjoy the production featuring a fantastical mix of songs from The Wizard of Oz, The...

Chippie’s Summer Camp-in-a-box for kids 5 to 10 will unlock clues to Kentucky’s past; sign up by June 11

What mysterious objects lie hidden in Behringer-Crawford Museum’s archives? Youngsters aged 5 to 10 will use photos, videos and other clues to unlock Kentucky’s past — and in the process, learn about it! Chippie’s Summer Camp-in-a-Box, June 22-24, is three days of summer fun which will take kids on virtual trips through Kentucky’s Ice Age, exploring rocks and crystal formations...

The Kentucky Guild of Brewers returning with the Craft Bash festival for brewers and beer lovers

The Kentucky Guild of Brewers (KGB) will offer the return the Kentucky Craft Bash on Saturday, June 26, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza. It’s a this festival for brewers and beer lovers alike to benefit Kentucky craft beer. The KGB brewfest will be the state’s largest beer festival featuring beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers. We will host over...

In Child Abuse Prevention Month, Kosair Charities, Delta Dental offer new toolkit to help keep kids safe

By Mara Powell Kentucky Youth Advocates During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are reminded that keeping kids safe is an adult responsibility. In partnership with Delta Dental of Kentucky, the Kosair Charities Face It Movement is launching a new online toolkit for health and oral health professionals with resources and information on recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse and neglect in...

Rebecca Bryan Boone Chapter of the DAR will clean historic gravestones in Evergreen Cemetery

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK IN ANTICIPATION OF RAIN SATURDAY Rebecca Bryan Boone Chapter of the DAR will be cleaning gravestones in Evergreen Cemetery, focusing on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailor lot.   One of our members leads a Girl Scout troop and some of the scouts from Cadette Troop 7340 will be cleaning with us, said Janet Kinney of the DAR. “We are also considering...

Behringer-Crawford’s NKY History Hour presents The Women of Dinsmore Homestead, Weds., 6:30 p.m.

The Dinsmore farm in Boone County was worked primarily by men, but it is the stories of the women who lived and labored there that make this historic site unique. Dinsmore Homestead Cathy Collopy, the education coordinator of what is now the Dinsmore Homestead living museum, will discuss the history of the site, the personal and economic struggles the Dinsmore women faced and the ordinary things in...

Lexington triplets, now grown, credit Girl Scouts experience for shaping their lives

Nora Denning, Anna Overmann and Jeanna Panella at the end of Junior Girl Scouts years in 1999. (Photo provided) By Kim Kobersmith Special to NKyTribune Triplets Nora Denning, Anna Overmann and Jeanna Panella have more than fond memories of their time as Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road. Steeped in experiential learning, leadership opportunities, and activities with a diverse range of girls,...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month — wear blue to raise awareness nationwide

By Jane Hermes Family Nurturing Center April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is the month to wear blue ribbons, to attend blue-ribbon events and to raise awareness nationwide. Except, for the second time in a row, April isn’t like years past because of the global pandemic. While April may look different, there are still ways that you can support child abuse prevention efforts and join...

CASA for Kids launches project to provide handmade blankets for abuses children in Family Court

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Serving Kenton, Campbell and Pendleton Counties has a simple but important mission: to provide court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children to ensure that they thrive in safe, permanent homes. The organization recruits, trains and provides on-going support and supervision to community volunteers who serve as courtroom advocates. CASA...

OneSource Center is a resource for nonprofits, helping maximize resources to provide more services

“We help with that” is more than a slogan for OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence, as more than 400 Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati nonprofits received guidance, training and office furniture/products from the organization, its staff and team of executive volunteers in 2020. Christie Brown Amidst the pandemic, the region’s only nonprofit resource center helped organizations through...

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road extend cookie sales until April 11 — 31k boxes to go

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) has extended the cookie program until Saturday, April 11, as it relies heavily on cookie sales to provide programming and experiences to its girl members throughout the year. In addition to COVID-19 constraints, severe weather in March, such as the flooding in Eastern and Central Kentucky, ice storms in Lexington, and heavy snowfall, created barriers...

KSP’s Trooper Teddy bears are on sale for Easter, raises funds to support traumatized children

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky State Police have a last-minute gift idea for kids’ Easter baskets, a Trooper Teddy Bear. 
Now through Sunday, the bears, which are regularly $19.99, are on sale for $14.99. All proceeds benefit the Trooper Teddy Project, which provides teddy bears to children in traumatic situations such as a car crash, exposure to drugs or domestic abuse cases which frequently...

Give Where You Live giving circle awards NKY Speed Philanthropy Grant to Esperanza Latino Center

Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members recently gathered to give $6,500 to Esperanza Latino Center in a process that took less than an hour. The grant kicks off a year of quarterly meetings that have, since launching, brought more than $50,000 in awards from the giving circle’s members to Northern Kentucky nonprofits. “There is something so exciting about charitably-minded neighbors coming...

First-of-its-kind analytics tool helps colleges eliminate blind spots in jobs, salaries, track success

Kentucky colleges and universities have a new tool to see if graduates who move out of state are securing jobs and earning good wages – key factors in evaluating the success of an academic program.   The interactive tool is called the Multi-State Postsecondary Report (MSPSR). It’s one of the first efforts in the country to share workforce data from contiguous states on recent college graduates. The...

Ninth District schools getting new outdoor garden, thanks to Calm Mind Foundation, Mission Continues

A new outdoor garden will be sprouting at Ninth District Elementary School this spring. The garden, a joint project with the Calm Mind Foundation, is intended to be more than an outdoor space for plants. Julie Muehlenkamp, the school’s Community Learning Center coordinator, explained what’s envisioned for the project. “I am so excited to be able to provide a space for our students,...