Stuff to do with goats this weekend

Goat yoga, the Running of the Goebel Goats and Earth Day petting zoos mean a chance to spend time with these adorable ruminants

click to enlarge Goat yoga at Honey Sweetie Acres - Photo: Honey Sweetie Acres
Photo: Honey Sweetie Acres
Goat yoga at Honey Sweetie Acres


SATURDAY and MAY 4: Goat Yoga

Yep, you read that right. Goat. Yoga. The union of mind, body and soul. And goats. Taking place throughout the summer, Honey Sweetie Acres’ Goat Yoga classes ($41) lead participants through poses and asanas while America’s favorite ruminant quadruped uses your twisted-up body as a playground: “You may or may not be visited by a baby goat who wants to climb on you,” says Honey Sweetie Acres’ website. “T-shirt pulling, pony-tail tugging and pebbles on your mat are all risks you take during class.” Even Khloe Kardashian has taken part in the national craze, stretching out with some goats on Kevin Hart’s new YouTube series, What the Fit. Keep up with the Kardashians — curl up with furry friends. Class sizes are limited to 20 people, 18 and older (except during Teen and Me dates). The next class is May 4. Sunrock Farm in Wilder, Ky. also hosts a barnyard yoga class with Rooted Yoga. On April 21, the half-hour class includes goats, bunnies, chicks and lambs. Honey Sweetie Acres, 2710 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, honeysweetieacres.com; Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder, Ky., sunrockfarm.org.

SATURDAY: Cincinnati Earth Day

Despite our president’s logic that cold Decembers in New York have signaled the end of American environmental troubles, Cincinnati’s annual Earth Day celebration will go on this Saturday at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, the environmentally conscious and kid-friendly festival kicks off at noon and will feature educational exhibits, an Earth Day scavenger hunt, local food trucks, craft beer and animals to observe and interact with. The full schedule is posted online, but you can also expect live music from local bands like Room for Zero, the Brandon Coleman Quartet and Hickory Robot. This year's theme focuses on preventing food waste and features conversations with Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste, La Soupe and MadTree brewing, which donates its spent grain to help feed animals. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, cincinnatiearthday.com

Running of the Goebel Goats - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Running of the Goebel Goats

SUNDAY: Running of the Goebel Goats

Covington’s safer and more family-friendly alternative to Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, the third annual Running of the Goats is your chance to celebrate community on the other side of the Ohio River, snack on local grub and craft beer, indulge in some greenery at the Westside Plant Show and — of course — catch a glimpse of the Goebel Goats’ annual “goat run” to their summer home: Goebel Park. These goats aren’t your everyday animals. They spend the warmer part of the year keeping MainStrasse cleaner, chomping on hard-to-tackle tangles of weeds and undergrowth that can sometimes begin to grow at the park. Drop by the Hellman Creative Center Sunday to thank them for their service. 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Hellman Creative Center, 12th Street and MLK Blvd., Covington, facebook.com/goebelgoats

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