Third Saturday Celebration: Storybook Stroll along historic Fairfield Avenue on Saturday, March 18 is a family friendly event where you will discover a creative land filled with stories. Stay in tune for details, but here are a few of the special features:
Costumes & Candy, Barbeque & Books: Gone with the Wind Comes to Bellevue, KY (this was originally scheduled for December, but due to illness was rescheduled) is a taste of the 1939 classic movie based on Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn little-known aspects about the costumes of “Gone With the Wind” and see replica gowns with Avenue Brew cooking up Scarlett’s favorite Twelve Oaks Barbecue at Avenue Brew. You’ll also find themed events at Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles, Le Sorelle and Circle of Hope.
Behringer-Crawford Museum/Display of Sekatary Haskins and members of the Sekatary Hawkins Club will be reading to kids at Frame & Hang Studio Gallery. They’ll enjoy hearing from this series of children’s adventure books that take place along a Covington riverbank. You’ll have a chance to learn more about the Behringer-Crawford Museum’s offerings while they’re there.
Visitors will have an opportunity to meet author Terry Lynn Crane at Witt’s End Candy Emporium, who will sign copies of her new book, Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of “Gone With the Wind.” A collectible cookbook, Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of “Gone With the Wind” features a variety of recipes from the mid to late 1800s, as well as ones Terry and Fred Crane served their guests at Tarleton Oaks, a bed and breakfast the couple previously owned in Georgia. The book also contains movie stills, trivia and tidbits about “Gone With the Wind” cast members, behind-the-scenes stories, scenes that were cut from the movie, rare autographs and Terry Crane’s original artwork.
Additionally, a children’s programmer from the Campbell County Library will read and host an activity and In Vue will accept donations for Bellevue’s Little Free Libraries. You’ll also find Laura Stanfield, the children’s services librarian at the Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Public Library joining us to read books, make simple crafts with the kids, and information about the library. If you’ve been thinking about getting a free library card she’ll make it easy by bringing applications for you to fill out.
Is it time to clear off some books from your shelf? Bring them to the Avenue with you to donate and we’ll make sure they get a new home because we believe every child should have books they can call their own.