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September-October-November

 
 
 
September

 
Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 
Music
 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 4 – Joe Deuce
Sept. 5 – The Pentones
Sept. 12 – Lex Jam, C the Beat
Sept. 23 – Lance Stinson
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.

 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
Sept. 2: The Jarflies
Sept. 9: Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese & Friends
Sept. 16: Alex Smith
Sept. 23: Mountain Music Ambassadors (Morehead U. students)
For more information, click here.

 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 Elm Tree Lane
Sept. 7 – Tommy Emmanuel
Tickets: General Public $20; WS Partners $10
To reserve tickets, call (859) 252-8888 and leave a message. All tickets must be picked up by 6:45 p.m. or they’re released. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Summer Nights in Suburbia
Moondance Amphitheater
Sept. 4, 7 – 9 p.m. – CoraLee and the Townies
What better way to unwind after a long week than at an open-air concert with friends. Especially when the concert is free! Moondance Amphitheater will once again offer a summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, Big Band and folk, just to name a few. In addition to the live music, there will also be food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and come enjoy the music.

 

Lexington Philharmonic presents Mahler 2
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St
Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
LexPhil opens the 2015-2016 season with Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” and a showcase of regional vocal talent! Featuring Lexington-based soprano, Karen Slack, and mezzo soprano, J’nai Bridges, LexPhil unites regional college choirs to fill the Singletary Center with the vocal power of Mahler’s most famous symphony.
Tickets are $35-$85 and $11 for students. Season tickets are 20 percent off with smart card.
For more information, click here.

 
Theater

 
History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m., June 9 – October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

 
Exhibits
 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Sept. 1 – Oct. 15.
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
 

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way, Berea
 
• Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition
Now through Nov. 14, 2015
The exhibit, “Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition” is on display in the Center’s lobby through Nov. 14, 2015. This exhibit showcases hand-weaving in Kentucky from the turn of the century through the present, including Berea College’s weaving programs, Lou Tate and the Little Loomhouse in Louisville, Churchill Weavers and today’s artisans.
 
• Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans
Through Sept. 12
The exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Sept. 12 showcasing works by 20 Kentucky artisans who have created an array of both functional and decorative works using the lathe.
 
• It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans
Sept. 19, 2015 – Feb. 27, 2016
A new exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” opens Sept. 19 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibit, on display through Feb. 27, 2016, showcases works by 66 Kentucky artisans who have paired up to create an array of 33 collaborative works that are unique.
 
• Janice Miller to Demonstrate Folk Art Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center
Saturday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Janice Miller, of Lancaster, will demonstrate folk painting with acrylics. Miller grew up on a farm in Kentucky, where her family raised all their own food. She helped tend and raise many of the animals that today are the subjects and inspiration for many of her paintings.
 
• Debby Stratford to Demonstrate Linoleum Block Printmaking
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Debby Stratford, of Louisville, will demonstrate linoleum block printmaking at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.The relief prints that Stratford makes are created by carving into or gouging out the surface of a linoleum block. The carved surface is then covered with ink using a brayer or roller. Paper is placed onto the inked surface and pressed by hand or with a printing press.
 
• Free Guided Gallery Tours at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Saturday, Sept. 12
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-turned Works by Kentucky Artisans” and in the lobby, “Weaving in Kentucky: A Continuing Tradition.”
 
• Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
 
• Alice Lloyd College Professor Carves Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Alice Lloyd College professor Mike Ware will be throwing pottery on the wheel and carving the clay surface with intricate patterns.
 

Artworks at Carver Center Programs
Artworks Center, 522 Patterson Street
Artworks Center is currently accepting registration for their fall classes. Classes are offered for both youth and adults and include such programs as Zumba, martial arts, pottery, African hand drumming, dance, archery and kid’s cooking. Registration is available online at http://Parks.LexingtonKY.gov, in-person at Artworks Center (522 Patterson Street), by phone at (859) 425-2057 or by mail. Registration ends one week before each class begins. Please visit lexingtonky.gov/parks for a full class brochure or call the center for more information.
 

Gallery Hop
Downtown Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 18, 5 -8 p.m.
Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. The Downtown Arts Center is host to a new exhibit each month for Gallery Hop. The September show will be “The Culture of Women”, featuring guest curator, Cate Wagoner and artists, Cate Wagoner, Arwen Donahue, Laura Lee Cundiff, Neil Di Teresa, Jo Robertson, Deborah Westerfield. 
Admission is free.

 
Special Events
 

The Basics, Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way
Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Whether you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or you simply want to know more, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Registration required. To register call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg

 

WaterFest/Kentucky Palisades Paddle SUP race
Sept. 5.
Professional, adult recreational and youth recreational races will take place on the Kentucky River.

 

HarvestFest at Shaker Village
Sept. 26-27
Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to meet the farm animals, enjoy live music, climb hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, taste apple butter made from apples in the orchard and much more.

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way
Sept. 14 1 – 2 p.m.
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Sep. 5, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.

 
Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Hub City Tour, Sept. 12, Elizabethtown

 
National WoodSongs Gathering
Sept. 25 and 26
For more information, click here.

 
2015 Walk to END Alzheimer’s
Fayette County Courthouse
Sept. 26
Registration 9 a.m., Walk 10 a.m.
Come join them as they walk to END Alzheimer’s through downtown Lexington.
Register as an individual or as a team online here. Contact Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283 for additional information.
 

Lexington Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk
Coldstream Park, 1850 Pisacano Drive
Sept. 12
Fundraise and register to walk or run with hundreds of community members as they gather at the Lexington Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk September 12 at Coldstream Park. The 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk will be the main focus of the day, highlighted by a pre-race rally and a closing rally. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022.
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Check-in
8:40 a.m. – Opening Rally
9 a.m. – 5K Runners Start
9:05 a.m. – 5K Walkers Start
9:15 a.m. – 1 Mile Walkers Start
10:15 a.m. – Closing Rally
Registration costs vary: online (closes Sept. 8): $15* / $25; Mail-In (must be received by September 7): $18* / $28; Event Day (beginning at 7:30 a.m.): $20* / $30
To register and begin fundraising, visit freetobreathe.org.
 

Night Hike
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
Participants will take a short hike and enjoy all the sights and sounds that can be found as we explore the nature park at night.
This program will be cancelled in the event of threatening weather.
For more information on this free program, call (859) 272-6105.
 

Get Out and Swim Town Hall Meetings
Imani Baptist Church
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6–8 p.m.
Clays Mill Elementary
Thursday, Sept. 3, 6–8 p.m.
Help us continue to develop the new Lexington aquatics master plan. Lexington Parks and Recreation invites residents to attend one of these two public meetings to give input regarding the future of Lexington aquatics programs and facilities. Meetings will be held from 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Imani Baptist Church (1555 Georgetown Rd.) and from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Clays Mill Elementary (2319 Clays Mill Rd.).
For more information, call 288-2973.
 

Volunteer Saturday
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.
Raven Run is looking for a few good volunteers. Individuals are needed to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Volunteers should come to the Nature Center at 10 a.m. and stay as long as your schedule permits.
For more information call (859) 272-6105.
 

Bluegrass Archery Tournament
Hisle Park
Saturday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m – 2 p.m.
Youth 10+ and adults are invited to compete in the inaugural Bluegrass Archery Tournament. Competitions will include standard, luck of the draw long shot; short range rapid fire and one time go single shot 3-D. All competitors are required to provide their own equipment. Field tips only, all equipment will be inspected at check in.
Cost is $5 per competition per competitor.
Register by calling 859-225-4073.
 

Raven Run Butterflies
Raven Run
Sunday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m.
Join them as they search the forests and meadows for beautiful butterflies. Learn how to identify many common species “on the wing,” hear about insect folklore and how to attract species to your yard. This walk will last approximately an hour and a half and cover approximately one mile of trail. 
For more information, call 272-6105.
 

Remaining City Pool and Aquatic Centers Close for the Season
Sept. 7, at 5 p.m.
The aquatic centers located at Tates Creek, Woodland and Shillito pool will close for the season on Labor Day.
For more information, call 288-2970.
 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m.
Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for their “History to Chew On” series. Held the second Tuesday of the month through October 13, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. This month’s topic is “Ship of Gold”-sinking and recovery of the treasure from the S.S. Central America.
The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided.
For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.
 

Over Night Camping Trip at Raven Run
Raven Run
Friday, Sept. 11-12 and 25-26, 6 p.m. – 11 a.m.
Experience the sights and sounds of Raven Run Nature Park after hours while putting your camping skills to the test. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Pre registration is required and the whole family is welcome.
To register and for more information call 225-4073.
 

Stargazing
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.
Enjoy an astronomy presentation and view the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to view planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way! The program is free and lasts two hours.
Please call the center on event day if there is inclement weather in case of cancelation.
To learn more call 271-6072.
 

Doggie Paddle
Woodland Aquatic Center
Saturday, Sept. 12
Calling all canines. Owners are invited to bring their dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for the last swim of the season. (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.) All dogs must have a 2014 or 2015 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination. Proceeds will benefit the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County and the Lexington Humane Society.
For more information on the Doggie Paddle and to pre register, call (859) 233-0044 ext. 252 or visit AdoptLove.net.
 

Community Centers Open for the Season
Castlewood, Dunbar, Kenwick and William Wells Brown community centers
Monday, Sept. 14
The Parks & Recreation Community Centers will open for the season on Monday, Sept. 14. Each of the four centers offers a variety of activities such as wellness programs, dance classes, aerobics, karate, arts & crafts, homework help clubs and more. 
The centers located at Castlewood and Kenwick will be open from 3–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 3–7 p.m. on Friday.
Dunbar will be open from 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4-7 p.m. on Friday. 
William Wells Brown will be open 5–9 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. 
For additional information on activities and programs offered at the Community Centers, call 288-2955.
 

Festival Latino de Lexington
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
Friday, Sept. 18, 5 -11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19, 4 – 11 p.m.
Last year, downtown Lexington felt like a Latin American country as more than 30,000 people came out and celebrated Lexington’s Latino Community at the Festival Latino de Lexington. Make plans to join us this year for two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family. Activities include live music and dance, youth activities, cultural presentations and vendors, informational booths, authentic cuisine and more. Admission is free.
For more information, call 288-2925.
 

Outdoor Adventure Skills
McConnell Springs
Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 -10 a.m.
This class will cover basic outdoor adventure skills such as orienteering, camp set-up, knots and lashings, basic first aid, hiking and back packing considerations and general wilderness survival skills. This class is not a certification course it is intended to provide general knowledge of the subjects discussed.
To register please call 225-4073.
 

Weekend Workout
McConnell Springs
Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.
McConnell Springs is looking for a few good volunteers! Individuals will be helping with garden upkeep, weed pulling, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 a.m. and stay as long as your schedule permits.
For more information, call 225-4073

 
For Kids
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street
For more information, click here.
 

Kiddie Kapers Fall Registration
Online Registration
Kiddie Kapers is a 22-week dance instruction program for youth ages 2-18 beginning in mid-September and concluding with a spring recital at the Opera House. Classes offered include ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and dance team.
The cost is $175 and includes a costume for spring recital. A limited number of scholarships are available upon request.
Register online at lexingtonky.gov/parks or at the Artworks Carver Center offices (522 Patterson St.). For additional information or for a class schedule call 288-2935.
 

Little Explorers
Raven Run
Saturday, September 5, 10 a.m.
Bring your children ages 3–7 years to Raven Run for this special children’s program. Activities include a short nature hike and art project with all supplies provided. These programs are held monthly and have a different theme so feel free to attend as many programs as you like. 
Registration is required and can be done by calling 272-6105.
 

Junior Naturalist Program–Grossology
McConnell Springs
Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.
Youth k-5th grade are invited to come out to McConnell Springs as they continue their quest to become a Junior Naturalist. Participants will learn and explore all things gross in nature.
Registration for this free program is required and can be done by calling 225-4073.
 

Outdoor Adventure Skills
McConnell Springs
Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 -10 a.m.
This class will cover basic outdoor adventure skills such as orienteering, camp set-up, knots and lashings, basic first aid, hiking and back packing considerations and general wilderness survival skills. This class is not a certification course it is intended to provide general knowledge of the subjects discussed.
To register please call 225-4073.

 
 
 
October

 

Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 

Music
 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 Elm Tree Lane
To reserve tickets, call (859) 252-8888 and leave a message. All tickets must be picked up by 6:45 p.m. or they’re released. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.

 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call (859) 259-2754 or click here.

 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
For more information, click here.

 

Al’s Bar
601 N. Limestone
All events begin at 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

 
Taylor Swift: 1989 World Tour
Rupp Arena, 432 West Vine St.
Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $39.50 – $200.
For more information, click here.

 
Theater
 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m. through October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street
For more information, click here.
 
History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m., Through October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

 
Exhibits
 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Through Oct. 15.
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
 

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way, Berea
 
• Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition
Through Nov. 14, 2015
The exhibit, “Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition” is on display in the Center’s lobby through Nov. 14, 2015. This exhibit showcases hand-weaving in Kentucky from the turn of the century through the present, including Berea College’s weaving programs, Lou Tate and the Little Loomhouse in Louisville, Churchill Weavers and today’s artisans.
 
• It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans
Through Feb. 27, 2016
A new exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” opens Sept. 19 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibit, on display through Feb. 27, 2016, showcases works by 66 Kentucky artisans who have paired up to create an array of 33 collaborative works that are unique.
 

ArtsPlace Gallery presents Kentucky Crafted Luminaries: Sharing Stories
ArtsPlace Gallery, 161 North Mill Street
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday
Through Oct. 10
Opens Thursday, Aug. 27
The Kentucky Craft History Education Association presents Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories, works and stories from 21 of the state’s most recognized craft artisans representing basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, quilting, wooden folk art, and stringed instruments. Kentucky’s strong, rich craft history demonstrates a diversity of artists working in traditional, folk and contemporary forms. The Commonwealth has a national reputation for quality work, strong leadership and support for the artists who are part of our unique culture and heritage. This exhibit affirms KCHEA’s leading role in documenting the history and ongoing impact of crafts in Kentucky, bringing the authentic stories to life and making them accessible to the public in an educational format.
For more information, click here.

 
Special Events
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Oct. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.

 
Canoe Kentucky leads guided Fall Paddle Excursions
Oct. 10 and 17
Canoe Kentucky will lead guided Fall Paddle Excursions up the Kentucky and Dix rivers. Fall foliage along these pristine rivers is unmatched with peak color weekends during mid-October.

 
The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
The Marathon Trail Run Oct. 31.
Each entry fee includes a race T-shirt, admission into Shaker Village, overall and age- group prizes, and refreshments. Entry fees for the Half Marathon and the Marathon also include a Friday night pre-race pasta dinner. Participants can register for each event separately or as a series, with those completing the series receiving a special award.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Jessamine County Cooperative Extension, 95 Park Dr., Nicholasville
Oct. 1, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
To register, call the extension office at (859) 885-4811, or the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.
 

The Raven 10K Trail Run
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary)
Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
Join the Friends of Raven Run and Lexington Parks and Recreation for the inaugural 10 kilometer trail run “The Raven” at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Participants need to contend with grassy meadows, hard-packed dirt, and natural trails consisting of mud, rocks, roots, ruts, walnuts, ginkgo balls, wet leaves and very narrow stretches. Registration is now open online at www.ravenrun.org with all proceeds supporting a grant system to be used by city schools to offset the costs of transporting children to the nature center for programs. The course is currently marked for any runners wishing to practice. Please check in at the Nature Center prior to running the trails.
For more information, call 272-6105.
 

9th annual United Way Golf Classic
Spring Valley Golf Club
Monday, Oct. 5
Register today here.
• Tee Times: 8 a.m. Morning Round / 2 p.m. Afternoon Round. Lunch provided for all golfers.
• Register as a foursome or as an individual
• Scramble format with a double shotgun start
• Contests, raffles and more! Fun for all participants.
For questions about the event, please call Melissa Kirtley at (859) 232-4621.

 
For Kids
 
 
 

November-1

 

Music
 
Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.
 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
For more information, click here.

 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 Elm Tree Lane
Tickets: General Public $20; WS Partners $10; Students are $5.
To reserve tickets, call (859) 252-8888 and leave a message. All tickets must be picked up by 6:45 p.m. or they’re released. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.

 
Theater
 

 
Exhibits
 

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way, Berea
 
• Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition
Through Nov. 14, 2015
The exhibit, “Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition” is on display in the Center’s lobby through Nov. 14, 2015. This exhibit showcases hand-weaving in Kentucky from the turn of the century through the present, including Berea College’s weaving programs, Lou Tate and the Little Loomhouse in Louisville, Churchill Weavers and today’s artisans.
 
• It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans
Through Feb. 27, 2016
A new exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” opens Sept. 19 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibit, on display through Feb. 27, 2016, showcases works by 66 Kentucky artisans who have paired up to create an array of 33 collaborative works that are unique.
 

 
Special Events
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Nov. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.

 
The Blessing of the Hounds
Nov. 21
The traditional blessing of the hounds, riders and the fox will be followed by the Woodford Hounds’ first meet of the formal season.

 
For Kids
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street
For more information, click here.

 
 
 

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Mark your calendars in advance for these special events

 
Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.

 
The Holidays at Shaker Village
Dec. 1-31
During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind guests of long ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Guests will delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends, as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village. Shaker Village is closed Dec. 24-25.
Many events include a discount on overnight accommodations at The Inn.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.

 
To include your event in Our Calendar, contact Erin Grigson at erin@kyforward.com.