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What to do in the river cities this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is a list of things happening in the river cities this weekend:

Friday, August 22

Holmes vs. Holy Cross

The high school football season kicks off in Northern Kentucky tonight with the Holmes Bulldogs taking on the Holy Cross Indians at 7p. The Bulldogs, who finished last season with a 5-6 record, are led by quarterback Desean Brumfield (1,024 yards, 10 touchdowns in 2013) and wide receiver Shawndale Mincy (174 yards, two touchdowns). In two seasons at Holmes, head coach Ben Nevels has an 11-11 record.

Holy Cross, who is coached by former Cincinnati Bengals lineman Bruce Kozerski, struggled in 2013, finishing with a 1-10 record. The Indians look to bounce back this year behind starting quarterback Hamilton Scott who is the team's top returning player on offense (495 yards passing, 468 yards rushing).

 

Saturday, August 23

Wine Over Water

After a one-year hiatus, Wine Over Water is back and promises to be better than ever. Helf on the Purple People Bridge in Newport, Wine Over Water is a wine tasting event featuring locally produced and international selections, great good, live entertainment, and amazing views of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skylines.

Presented by C-Forward, the event runs from 6:30-10p tomorrow evening. Proceeds from Wine Over Water will benefit the Brighton Center. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include a complimentary wine tasting glass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://brightoncenter/wineoverwater/.

 

Sunday, August 24

MainStrasse Village Vintage & Arts Bazaar

Held on the 6th Street promenade in Covington on the 4th Sunday of every month from April to October, the MainStrasse Village Vintage & Arts Bazaar features art, antiques, vintage and re-purposed items from dozens of purveyors. From home goods and furniture to gadgets and collectibles, you're sure to find a unique piece - and lots of great bargains - at this outdoor marketplace. The event is free and takes place from 9a-3p.

Madlot Block Party

Hosted by Covington vintage shop District 78, the Madlot Block Party will be held from 12-7p at the corner of 7th and Washington Street in Covington. The event will feature over a dozen local artists and vendors, food trucks, music, games, and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/district78cov.

Cincy Sundaes

The fourth installment of Cincy Sundaes takes place in Covington this Sunday from 3-5p at the offices of UpTech at 112 W. Pike Street. Drop in and enjoy a delicious sundae courtesy of Dojo Gelato, Daisy Mae's Market, Dean's Mediterranean Imports, and KIND while listening to four fantastic community improvement project ideas.

For just $5, you not only get a sundae but also a vote for your favorite idea. The winning idea will receive 100% of the money collected at the door in addition to a 1:1 match from People's Liberty. Representing Covington at the event will be a set of 11-year old twins from the grassroots group Make Goeble Great who will pitch a beautification plan for Goebel Park.

Cincy Sundaes is cash only and kids are welcome. Free parking is available in the 7th Street lot.

Rides on Monmouth

The City of Newport and Kentucky Klassics Car Club present “Rides on Monmouth” Sunday, August 24th from Noon-6:00pm (rain or shine) on Monmouth Street between 3rd and 11th streets.  Registration is $15 per car from 9:00am-Noon in the 700 block of Monmouth Street at the city parking lot next to the Pepper Pod Restaurant.

Dash plaques for the first 200 registered cars and at 5:00pm awards will be presented to the Top 75 along with Specialty awards

Staff report. Photo provided/District 78