This Just In – December 2013 /January 2014 Issue
(Updated Nov. 26, 2013)
Caracole selling trees, wreaths at Findlay Market
Caracole is holding its annual Christmas tree sale at Findlay Market. The sale starts on Friday, Nov. 29, with hours from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. that day, then continues each weekend through Dec. 22. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. The selection includes Fraser Firs, Scotch Pines, White Pine roping and Fraser Fir wreaths. Sizes ranges from 3-9 feet in height. All proceeds benefit Caracole, which provides supportive services and safe, affordable housing for those living with HIV/AIDS. www.caracole.org
Help Fill the Truck and support charities
Seven charities will benefit from a growing new donation program called Fill The Truck (www.fillthetruck.org). The goal is to fill semi-trucks, containers, and boxes with personal care items to donate to people who are struggling. Donations can be dropped off at any of 17 locations through Dec. 20. Especially needed are toilet paper, winter clothing, personal care products, diapers, and non-perishable food items. The donations will go to: The Healing Center, Valley Interfaith, Reach Out Lakota, Inter Parish Ministry, CAIN, Son Ministries, and Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Items can also be purchased directly online at www.fillthetruck.org. Fill The Truck was started by Frame USA in 2010 and has a 501c3 status pending. Corporate Sponsors include Frame USA, Furniture Fair, Planes Moving & Storage, North Side Bank, 55KRC, Akers Packaging Service, Inc., Worldwide Graphics, Spring Valley Bank and Krieg Offset.
For those who missed the end of Prohibition…
Want to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition along with Covington Arts and some of the region’s finest mixologists? Be at BLDG (30 West Pike Street, Covington) for the Bootlegger’s Ball on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 p.m.-midnight. The event features an open bar with Prohibition-themed libations and small bites. Cocktail-attire or ’20s and ’30s-themed wear is encouraged. VIP tickets ($80) offer an extra hour of celebration from 8-9 p.m. with special guest and expert mixologist Molly Wellmann. Standard admission is $60. Proceeds benefit Covington Arts.
Legendary animals, secret writings . . . oh my!
WordPlay has asked its author friends to help with an auction of secret writings. Each will write a phrase, a sentence, a poem, or paragraph about a legendary animal. The writing can be on anything they like – a napkin, bus ticket, or a map, for instance. Then the secret writings will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to WordPlay & The Urban Legend Institute, the literary, legend-themed store inside Wordplay, which helps to support the nonprofit’s free programming. Online bidding will begin at www.ebay.com/usr/wordplaycincy on Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 15. WordPlay, based in Northside, offers a place where children can get help with homework, reading skills, writing, and learn that encourages self-expression.