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Online bidding now open for NKU’s Night with Norse Gala auction; check out the opportunities

Bidding is now open for Northern Kentucky University’s A Night with the Norse Gala presented by Encore Technologies. The event, which benefits NKU’s more-than-220 student-athletes, has sold out for the fourth-straight year and has approximately 100 silent auction items up for bid. A wide variety of items are up for bid as part of the gala. A selection of events and experiences highlight the list...

Nonprofit briefs: Redwood gets $25K grant for early care; Boone County inmates help with Bean Bash

NKyTribune staff Redwood’s Early Care and Education Program was financially assisted by The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees, with a $25,000 grant. The announcement was made Thursday by Redwood’s Grant Writer, Bruce Ripley. “The grant will be used to complete renovations and purchase new items for the Early Care and Education...

The Carnegie offers Art of She season — dedicated to featuring art of women artists across the globe

The Carnegie’s ART OF SHE 2019-20 season is dedicated to featuring the art of women artists from the region and across the globe. Now in its fourth year, ART OF SHE’s first signature event of the season, in partnership with Bridges Not Walls, is “Girl Power” at Pendleton Street Photography on October 17 from 6-9 p.m. ART OF SHE members will enjoy Cuban-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres...

Housing Opportunities of NKY summer project helps organizations that serve the community

On September 13 and 14, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK) provided two days of volunteer labor, materials and supplies to a local church through the non-profit organization’s Summer Community Service Project, continuing a tradition started seven years ago. This year’s recipient of HONK’s community outreach was Ida Spence United Methodist Mission, located in the City Heights neighborhood...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s 28th-year vintage is a five-program subscription series starting Oct. 19

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra approaches its 28-year vintage with a “taste and see” attitude. The proof is in the variety, unique blend and quality of the orchestra’s hallmark thematic programming and range of musical genres. Cozying up to classics through the popularity of Kentucky Bourbon made the 28th season’s paper-bourbon-bottle brochure a natural. The five program series represents...

Kentucky museums, including Behringer-Crawford, join in Smithsonian’s free Museum Day Sept. 21

More than 1,300 museums across the country will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day on Sept. 21, adopting the policy of the Smithsonian Institution by opening their doors for free to visitors. Participating museums and cultural institutions will provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants may download one ticket per email address, and each ticket...

Boone County Education Foundation to hold its 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk at Turfway Park on Sept. 21

The 2nd Annual Boone County Education Foundation (BCEF) 5K Run/Walk at Turfway Park will be held on September 21. The race starts at 10 a.m. and runners or walkers can still register online here or by showing up the day of the event. Cost is $15; families of four are $40. Everyone who attends will be encouraged to run or walk around the Turfway Park Race Track and getting a chance to walk or run around...

Museum Center celebrates 200 years with ‘Layers of Wonder’ party Nov 1, early bird tickets available now

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is hosting a party 200 years in the making. Its Layers of Wonder event celebrates CMC’s 200th anniversary in a lavish evening filled with inventive cocktails, culinary delights, live music and entertainment. Tickets are available now but early bird pricing ends October 1. With bars on every level and a variety of delicacies from the city’s culinary experts, guests...

George Rechtin organizes ‘Cruising’ ride for 22 Until Valhalla to help veterans, first responders with PTSD

George Rechtin, a small business owner in Burlington, wanted to do something to honor the military and first responders, especially those who suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome). The result is the first benefit ‘Cruising to Combat PTSD’ to be held September 28 — to raise both awareness and funds to benefit 22 Until Valhalla, a nonprofit that is dedicated to preventing...

The Carnegie has some fun with ‘Miscast at the Movies;’ theater stars perform out of character

The Carnegie is turning theatre on its head once again at the third annual Carnegie Miscast. On Saturday, September 28, theatre stars from across the region will take to the stage for Miscast at the Movies, to perform beloved songs from well-known roles in which they would never be cast. From Disney classics like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Aladdin, to favorites like Singing in the Rain...

Addiction recovery is the focus of Heritage House — ‘work therapy’ is approach that makes a difference

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Jonathan Price, director of Heritage House, remembers in the spring of 2014 when 18 people died in one weekend in Cincinnati from overdoses. That weekend fueled him and other churches to partner together to begin ‘Hope Over Heroin.’ “We had our first-ever event in summer 2014 as a result of that news. We didn’t know what it was going to be,”...

Registration open for PTS seminar Friday to honor late Cov. Fire Chief; ‘This has become an epidemic’

The family of late Assistant Covington Fire Chief Chip Terry didn’t know what to expect a year ago when they organized the City’s first-ever seminar on post-traumatic stress among first responders. Then 115 people showed up. Assistant Fire Chief Chip Terry served in Covington for almost three decades. (Photo used with permission from Katie Woodring Photography.) The discussion was so intense...

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

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,...

Acting Up musical ‘Matilda’ at Mason High School Theater Sept. 20-22 includes two NKY students

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical is being presented by Acting Up, a young performers community theater, September 20-22nd, 2019 at the Mason High School Theater. Two NKY actors appear in the production. Matilda is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who...

Boone County Public Library September calendar for adults includes Anderson Ferry history, much more

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of September. 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 for Health and Well Being Mondays,...