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Brooke Jones: Celebrate World Kindness Day with random acts that can make kindness the norm

(Editor’s Note: Today is World Kindness Day. How are you celebrating?) After recently celebrating my seven-year anniversary at The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, I reflected back on my initial interview for the job. I remember being asked, “How do you think we can change the world?” Without even thinking about it, I responded, “We have to make kindness the norm, not the exception.” That...

Carnegie limited run of local songwriter Hannah Gregory’s November Blue kicks off November 18

Join local actor, singer, songwriter, and playwright Hannah Gregory and friends for NOVEMBER BLUE, an evening of classic folk, rock, and Americana songs, as well as original songs from her musicals Descent: A Murder Ballad and Wuthering, that pay homage to the natural world, the exploration of identity, and the female experience. NOVEMBER BLUE is part of The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Series...

People Working Cooperatively seeking volunteers for annual Prepare Affair to help low-income seniors

Are you looking for a way to positively impact the community and improve the quality of life for friends and neighbors in need? All it takes is a rake and some gloves to make a difference during People Working Cooperatively’s (PWC) annual fall volunteer event known as Prepare Affair. (Photo from PWC) Throughout the month of November, nearly 2,000 volunteers will provide fall cleanup services for...

KSO’s 31st season continues Saturday with the works of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and Philip Glass

This Saturday the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues its 31st season with the symphonic works of Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Philip Glass. When pop music traverses into the symphonic realm, it is often the iconoclast making the foray. Frank Zappa certainly went his own way with his brand of rock music, and he left his final imprint in 1992 with a collection of short symphonic works under the banner...

Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Holly Jolly Days begins November 12 with full slate of holiday fun

Rekindle memories and make new ones with the magic and merriment of the iconic 1954 film White Christmas at BCM this holiday season. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Exhibit, opens Nov. 12, with costumes created by legendary designer Edith Head and worn by Kentucky legend Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera-Ellen, Danny Kaye, among other stars. Studio props, sheet music, cast members’...

Kentucky Community Action Agencies now accepting application for LIHEAP subsidy program

Kentucky Community Action Agencies are accepting applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Subsidy Component. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through December 16, 2022, or until designated funds are depleted. Assistance received during prior LIHEAP Components does not impact a household’s eligibility. Designed to assist qualified households...

‘Saluting our Heroes’ Veterans Day Observance to be held at Highland’s Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday

Highland’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell and the City of Fort Wright will present its annual Veterans Day Observance, Saluting Our Heroes, on Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m. The event honors all veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and military families. The public is invited to attend, rain or shine. Guest speaker is Felicia Huesman, founder and president of The Barracks Project. The Barracks...

The Carnegie names new theatre director, announces lineup of season of hit musicals

The Carnegie is pleased to announce that Tyler Gabbard has been named Theatre Director of The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre. Along with this news comes the unveiling of an exciting season of musicals that offers something for everyone to enjoy. “The Carnegie has been an artistic home for me for many years now and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the Theatre Department and build...

Reminder: Great Bridal Chase 5k, after-party in Covington on Sunday, still time to register

Reminder: The Great Bridal Chase 5K and reception-like after-party will take place Sunday, November 6th, as runaway brides, tethered partners and bridal/bachelorette parties will make their way through the streets of historic Covington.  After completing the 5K, participants will receive a premium finisher’s medal and will be directed to an elegant post-race experience with champagne, dessert, flowers...

CLC to partner with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for special performance benefitting vulnerable youth

Children’s Law Center (CLC) is partnering with Ensemble Theater Cincinnati for a special dress-rehearsal performance of The Dancing Princesses, where all proceeds benefit CLC and vulnerable youth in our region. CLC is selling sponsorships and discounted seating to the exclusive, fun-filled event and also providing free tickets for clients of various children’s service agencies throughout Greater...

YART local art sale returns to Campbell County Public Library’s Newport branch November 12

YART, also known as the Yard Art Sale, returns to the Campbell County Public Library’s Newport Branch with dozens of local artists and crafters. Held 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Newport Branch, vendors will sell original work for $30 or less, making the event a perfect place to start crossing off your holiday gift shopping list. YART aims to help local artists sell their work while...

NKY History Hour to trace Marquis de Lafayette’s farewell tour through Northern Kentucky tonight

Marquis de Lafayette (Image from BCM) In 1864, French hero of the American Revolutionary War, Marquis de Lafayette made a triumphal “Farewell Tour” of America. His 13-month tour of the 24 states of our young country included stops in Northern Kentucky, such as the city of Maddentown, which is now known as Florence. Traveling by stagecoach and horseback, he was welcomed enthusiastically...

Apartment Association Outreach raises more than $230,000 for rental assistance, food donations

It is only October and The Apartment Association Outreach, Inc. has raised and distributed $232,250 total to all six of their programs. AAO – the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA) – recently provided $31,500 to its Rent Assistance partners – Freestore Foodbank, CAIN (Churches Active in Northside),...

Falcon Theatre 2022-23 season continues November 18 with Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

Falcon Theatre continues its 2022-2023 season with Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter’s Betrayal opening November 18. Largely regarded as Pinter’s greatest play, Betrayal is a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Betrayal begins in 1977 with a meeting between Emma and Jerry, two years after their love affair has ended. Pinter’s narrative employs...

Charitable fund created for NKyians to provide support for Ukrainian families in need

A fund has been established with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky to support Ukrainian families impacted by the war there. This fund is the result of community leaders spending several months exploring ways to support those directly affected. “During crises like this, it’s easy to feel at a loss for how to help,” stated Nancy Grayson, President and CEO of Horizon Community Funds....