Yoga, hippos, & 4th of July > Metropolis of Covington, KY

COVINGTON, Ky. – Fairly frankly, this weekend’s actions appear to lend themselves to a extra relaxed, inventive, Zen model of you.

We’re betting, nevertheless, that the life-size Hungry Hungry Hippo recreation on Sunday at Covington Yard will get you transferring. And bear in mind, Metropolis swimming pools are open so possibly you get in a number of dozen laps, cool off, get splashed by youngsters, get your vitamin D again as much as a wholesome degree.

However straightforward weekends are welcome, proper? Come Monday, in any case, you’ll be busy celebrating the Fourth of July, consuming too many sizzling canine, watching the parade in Peaselburg, and later gazing at fireworks that may probably be going off throughout us and lighting up the night sky.

Flip off the tv. Cease checking your cellphone. Unfurrow that forehead and get your self as much as Devou Park’s Rotary Grove this night for Kenton County Public Library’s free Yoga within the Park Sequence.

Transfer. Really feel your breath (sure, really feel it). And cut back your stress. Chill out your physique and thoughts within the verdant inexperienced environment of Devou Park.

A set of library supplies will likely be obtainable so that you can take a look at too.

Sure, it could be a gradual, straightforward weekend, nevertheless it gained’t be a drag. Wait! It should, however we predict you’ll agree that it’s one of the best type of “drag.”

We’re speaking about tonight’s present that includes Queen Danicure, The Girl Phaedra, and Maya Motions-Decay at The Commonplace. Pull in and, as they are saying, “ring the bell for full-service enjoyable.”

Oh, and The Bard will likely be strumming candy acoustic tunes. Showtime is at 8 p.m.

Ah, sunflowers. These shiny, sunny big-as-your-head blooms. Who doesn’t love an enormous ol’ bouquet of sunshine? Place a fistful of them in a well-worn, light crock and your house is out of the blue a captivating cottage in Provence.

However ever attempt to develop them? It may be a relentless battle between you and the varmints who’re sure these large yellow blooms are a delicacy planted solely for his or her eating pleasure.

As an alternative, why not study to color an enormous golden sunflower to brighten your wall? You possibly can obtain this chance to channel Van Gogh at Baker Hunt Artwork and Cultural Middle’s Anybody Can Paint! A Sunflower on Friday. They’ll stroll you step-by-step and even present a template to make sure your success.

Typically weekends name for quietly sitting round and wrapping wire round a stone, as a result of, sure, some weeks have been that taxing on the soul.

On Saturday, native artist Sandy Zureick will likely be at Purple Paisley, Native Artisan Store to show you tips on how to wrap an attractive stone and create a singular pendant for your self in her Flat Stone Wire Wrap Class.

If time permits, Zureick will even exhibit the cool strategy of wire weaving.

There will likely be loads of enjoyable at Covington Yard’s Pre 4th of July Get together on Sunday. They’ll have lounge swimming pools (first come, first serve) … a Hangry Omar’s slider-eating contest … and a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos recreation.  

Identical to that basic board recreation (simply enlarged) the thought is to make a mad sprint to the middle of the board and seize as many balls in your large Hungry Hippo mouth as attainable.

(Our personal useful trace: You won’t need to take part for those who simply gained that slider-eating contest.)

#Weekend In Love The Cov usually solely contains occasions up by Sunday, however we wouldn’t need you to overlook out on Fourth of July festivities on Monday.

The Buddies of Peaselburg Neighborhood Independence Day Parade on the 4th welcomes all Covington residents and neighborhood associations, companies, organizations, to hitch within the celebration. Present up on the St. Augustine schoolyard by 10:30 a.m. if you wish to be a part of the parade, in any other case present up on the parade route by 11 a.m., able to catch sweet and cheer on the contributors.

Tonight: The Turkeys at Behringer-Crawford Museum … Brad Hatfield, G-Miles, and The Kentucky Cuzins’ at The Band of Serving to Palms … Matt Cowherd at Keystone Bar & Grill … Missy Werner Band at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant … Open Mic Evening with Mara Moon at Pandemonium … Kenny Cowden at Smoke Justis.

Friday: Daniel Nail Duo at Piper’s Ice Cream Bar.

Saturday: Iris in Ashes, Xero Hour, Sepia Heyday, Eugene Jacket, and Gasser at Pandemonium … Matthew Wallenhorst Band at Piper’s Ice Cream Bar.

After which there’s … Covington Pickleball Sequence at Austinburg Park tonight … Makers Market at Pandemonium on Friday … Covington Farmers Market on Saturday … MainStrasse Village Meals Tour on Saturday.

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