Saturday, October 9, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs



Benefit run has new name, course

The annual 5-mile "Home Run" fund-raiser for the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky has a new name, length and destination. Renamed the "The Kraut Route, from Home to Haus," participants will run a 10-mile course through downtown Cincinnati to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. The run will begin at the children's home on 200 Home Drive in Covington's Devou Park at 5 p.m. Sunday. Then it will go through Park Hills and Covington, over the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, and cross the Purple People Bridge into Newport. After completing the course, runners will celebrate with a free brat and beverage at the Hofbrauhaus. To register for the race or to donate money to the children's home, visit Web site. Registration forms can be picked up at Meters and Miles across from the Levee in Newport.

Pumpkin craft day for children

ERLANGER - Dress the kids in old clothes and watch as they design pumpkins using paint and markers at the Erlanger Railroad Depot on Crescent Avenue at 4 p.m. Thursday and again on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Adults will carve finished designs. The children's pumpkin decorating contest is being sponsored by the Dixie Farmer's Market and City of Erlanger. Pennies dropped in jars will be used to vote on pumpkins. Money collected will be used to buy care packages for the city's "adopted" Marine battalion serving overseas. For information, call Bob Yoder, Erlanger/Elsmere Renaissance coordinator at (859) 342-7911.

Wellness seminar for older adults

A health and wellness conference, designed for adults ages 45 and older, will be held Tuesday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. "Living Well Into the Future," hosted by Episcopal Retirement Homes Inc., will focus on how to make informed decisions about personal health. Speakers include Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, and Julie Isphording, former Olympic marathoner. There will be one session from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and a later session from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per session or $50 for both. For tickets or details, visit www.livingwellintothefuture.com; or call (800) 835-5768 or (513) 272-5555 ext. 4218.




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