Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Planning October

The month of October can be a difficult one to plan for.  Recently you have to take into account the playoff schedule to plan your night out, because if your destination does not have high definition televisions you may not hear the end of it.  There are holidays sprinkled throughout the month you have to take into consideration.  You may want to fit in your “Mama on a Budget” outing this month and take advantage of a cheap day out with your family.  It could be sports, family, holidays, work, or leisure; October is a fun filled month with a lot of activities for you and your friends to take advantage of.

There are a lot of activities to do in the area; here are some that I wanted to bring to our readers attention.

Our very own Mark Collier is having his sixth “Mark vs. Food” competition this Friday October 12th.  The competition takes place at Quaker Steak and Lube in Florence.  As usual the proceeds go towards helping the Brighton Center.  These competitions are always a great time with great food, and you’re helping charity in the process!  It doesn't get much better than that.

Every Friday and Saturday night you can experience the scariest tour Covington has to offer.  The Haunted Covington Tour begins at the Baker Hunt Art Academy and covers a 5 block tour where you’ll be educated on the scariest details and encounters of the paranormal.  If you are brave enough this is a great outing!

The same company that puts on the Haunted Covington Tour also appeals to the Newport faithful with their Haunted Newport Tour.  This tour starts at 18 East 5th street, covers 6 blocks, and lasts around 90 minutes.

For the youngsters and young at heart trick or treating will be on Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8.  The annual jack-o-lantern walk will be on Thursday, October 25th from 7-9.

If you would rather take advantage of your free time and accomplish some work around the house The City of Ft. Thomas Annual Leaf Collection Program is scheduled to begin on October 18th and run through the week of December 14th.  There are some simple guidelines that should be followed for the leaf pick-up:
Loose leaves can only be collected during the regularly scheduled leaf collection period
§  Please remove all sticks and yard debris from the piles
§  Please do not bag leaves for collection. Bagged leaves will be picked up on  your regularly scheduled trash day
§  Do not wet down leaves, as the leaf machine will not be able to pick them up
For the complete leaf pickup schedule visit the city’s website at

When I say Sunrock Farm what is your first thought? Probably field trips and chaperones, well after some research I found they do offer outings for all ages.  Sunrock Farm has pumpkin patch tours all month long where you can take the whole family to pick your own pumpkin and have some hands on experiences with all the livestock!

Along with the pumpkin patch they offer evening hayrides for groups of people.  The night at the farm lasts around 4 hours which includes a bonfire and the hayride.  All of the details for Sunrock Farm can be found at their site.

Do you know of a great event or outing that our readers may want to know about?  Leave your suggestions in the comments below or post your thoughts on our Facebook page

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