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March-April-May

 
 
 

March

 

Music
 
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.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Rhiannon Giddens
Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St.
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24 – $34
For more information, call (859) 233-4567 or click here.
 

Theater
 

Exhibits
 
The Healing Presence of Art
A program of UK Arts in HealthCare program with works from the state, including UK employees, and as far away as England
Pavilion H lobby of UK Chandler Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington
Through March 31
For more information, see our story here.
 

Edward Troye: Theme and Variation
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Tattoo Project
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Same Difference: Michelle Grabner, Simone Leigh, Russell Maltz
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

TANYA HABJOUQA
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Winter Lecture Series: This Land is Your Land
Lexington Public Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main Street
Thursdays thru April 2, 10 a.m.
Tickets are $125 for the lecture series, $25 for individual lectures.
For more information, call (859) 321-1341.
 

Freedom Summer Paintings: A Mississippi Season of Harassment, Terrorism and Progress
ArtsPlace Gallery, 161 North Mill Street
March 6 – April 31, Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat, Noon – 5 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 255-2951 or click here.
 

Living Arts and Science Center presents Wild Things
362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard
Through May 2, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 252-5222 or click here.
 

Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour
The Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Park
Through May 10, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.
Opening Reception: March 20, 6PM
Tickets: $5 – $15
For more information, call (859) 254-7024 or click here.
 

MS Rezny Studio Gallery presents Kathleen O’Brien: Talismans
903 Manchester Street
Through April 18, Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sundays, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 252-4647 or click here.
 

New Editions Gallery presents Gridworks: Creativity by the Square Foot
500 West Short Street
Through April, Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Over 100 12×12 paintings by 32 artists; some local, some not. From traditional to really out there, this show is a fun interactive display with one common denominator…the square.
For more information, call (859) 266-2766 or click here.
 

Ann Tower Gallery presents Delights: Bathing in Another World, Paintings and Sculptures by Elissa Morley
141 East Main Street
Through May 10, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 425-1188 or click here.
 

Transylvania University presents Functional Clay: Works That Contain
The Morlan Gallery, 300 North Broadway
Through March 27, Monday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 233-8142 or click here.
 

Artists’ Attic presents Mary Neely and Ed Dixon: From French Soil to Kentucky Clay
401 West Main Street
Through April 29, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 254-5501 or click here.
 

Headley-Whitney Museum presents Bending Light
4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Through April, Wednesday – Friday, 10AM – 5PM; Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5PM
For more information, call (859) 255-6653 or click here.
 

Special Events
 

Early Stage Support Group for those in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia
Alzheimer’s Association, 465 East High Street, Suite 200, Lexington
March 10 through April 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Call April at (859) 266-5283, Ext. 1308 for more information.
 

Winter Explorer Weekends
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
Through March
These interactive and engaging programs feature evening activities, hands-on workshops, lively talks and round table discussions on a variety of topics. Wildlife Conservation, Primitive Skills and Survival, Journalism, Literature and Art, and Shaker Simplicity are the remaining areas of focus.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

 
For Kids
 

Living Arts and Science Center classes
New classes for children, teens and adults also begin throughout March and April on Saturdays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings and No-School Day classes will take place on the following days for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade:
 
Spring Break classes (March 30 – April 3): K – 12th grade
A five-day session of classes 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
No-School Day classes on April 10: K – 12th grade
Classes offered from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
No-School Day classes on May 19: K – 12th grade
Classes offered from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
 
 

April

 

Music
 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 301 Third St.
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 begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.

Natasha’s Bistro
112 Esplanade

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.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.

 

Theater
 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street
 
Midsummer’s Night Dream
Apr. 11
 
Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears
Apr. 17-18
 
Sister Act
Apr. 24-26
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
The Giver
Apr. 19, 25 and 26, 2 p.m.; Apr. 25, 7 p.m.
Tickets – Adults: $18; Youth under 18: $15; Subscribers: $10-12
For more information, click here.
 

Exhibits
 
Edward Troye: Theme and Variation
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Tattoo Project
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Same Difference: Michelle Grabner, Simone Leigh, Russell Maltz
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

TANYA HABJOUQA
Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Through April 12
For more information, click here.
 

Special Events
 

Lexington Dream Factory “Dreams Take Flight” Annual Gala
RJ Corman Hangar, Nicholasville
Apr. 18, 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 254-9474.
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Apr. 4, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show
Rupp Arena, 432 West Vine St.
April 10, 5 – 9 p.m.; April 11, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; April 12, noon – 5 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

CancerLink Golf Scramble
Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Rd.
April 27, 11:30 a.m.
Team regstration costs $400.
To register, click here.
 

Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Redbud Ride, April 24-26, London
Horsey Hundred, May 23-25, Georgetown
Preservation Pedal, June 20, Frankfort
Hub City Tour, Sept. 12, Elizabethtown
 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Lexington Public Library, Beaumont branch located at 3080 Fieldstone Way
Monday, April 20 from 11 a.m. – 12 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, please call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.
 

Family Caregiver Training for Dementia Caregivers
Community Action Council located at 913 Georgetown Street, Lexington
Monday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This program is for those who have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Local experts will present about Alzheimer’s disease, community resources, and behaviors associated with dementia.
Lunch will be provided.
Registration is required by April 22. Call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.
 

Early Stage Support Group for those in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia
Alzheimer’s Association, 465 East High Street, Suite 200, Lexington
Through April 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Call April at (859) 266-5283, Ext. 1308 for more information.
 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Morning Pointe of Lexington, located at 233 Ruccio Way
Wednesday, April 29 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.
 

I Know Expo
Lexington Center
April 12, noon – 5 p.m.
Free speaker sessions from 1 – 3 p.m.
Admission is free.
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky State Parks Hosting Easter Weekend Events
Several parks are planning egg hunts and other activities for guests. For more information, or to make lodging reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov. Here are Easter weekend events (all times are local):
 
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
Children’s Egg Hunt, April 4
Over 2,000 eggs filled with candy will be hidden for girls and boys under the age of 12 to hunt. There will be four different age categories for children: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Eggs for each category will be hidden in different locations surrounding the Pioneer Museum. Prizes awarded for those who find the first-, second- and third-place eggs and “special” eggs in each category. In cooperation with the Robertson County Tourism Commission, there will be two different hunts on the morning of April 4. At 11 a.m., age groups 0-2 and 3-5 (Sponsored by the Robertson County Tourism Commission). This hunt will be at the public pool ball field. At 11:30 a.m., age groups 6-8 and 9-12 (Sponsored by Blue Licks and the Blue Licks Commemorative Commission). This hunt will be at the historic battlefield in front of the Pioneer Museum. Call 859-289-5507.
 
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Easter Egg Hunt, April 5
The Easter Bunny will be present at Buckhorn Lake as several hundred eggs filled with candy will be hidden for girls and boys the age of 12 and under. There will be different age categories and eggs will be hidden in different areas on the Marina Road. Easter bags with toys in them will be given out as well. The hunt will start at 2:30 p.m. Call 1-606-398-7510 for more information.
 
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill
Easter Weekend Getaway, April 3-5
Carter Caves will have family-oriented programs throughout the weekend. Events include egg coloring, scavenger hunting, a wildflower walk and other fun activities. On Easter Sunday, the park is serving the Easter buffet. The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Carter Caves Homemakers – with over 1,000 eggs for children 12 and under – starts at 2 p.m. at the welcome center. Tours of Cascade and X-cave will be on a regular schedule. Call 1-606-286-4411.
 
Grayson Lake State Park, Grayson
Easter Crafts, Contest and Eggs, April 3-4
Campers at Grayson Lake begin decorating their campsite April 3 for the campsite decorating contest. Easter crafts at the campground shelter will be 3-4 p.m. The Easter egg hunt is Saturday, April 4, starting at noon. Age groups are 2 and under, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Campsite decorating contest winners will be announced. Call 606-474-2553.
 
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg
Easter Egg Hunt, April 4
It is a hopping good time at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park campground! Children age 12 and under are invited to come look for all the eggs hidden throughout the campground. We will have three age groups and 6,000 eggs along with prize eggs! You will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and have your photo with him. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and there will be separate areas for different age groups. This event is free. Call 606-889-1790.
 
John James Audubon State Park, Henderson
Eggstravaganza, March 28
Bring kids ages 3-7 for a hopping good time at the annual Eggstravaganza, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Audubon Museum. Children will enjoy Funny Bunnies Art, storytelling, live bunnies and Easter snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. The fee is $7. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett 270-827-1893 or kim.mcgrew@ky.gov
Little Rembrandts – Funny Bunnies Art, April 3
Cherish those creative moments with your little Rembrandts at John James Audubon Museum. Art classes will meet once a month on Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with a variety of themes and art materials. Dress for a mess and discover the world of Art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. The fee is $5. Contact Kim McGrew-Liggett, kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or 270-827-1893.
 
Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Egg Hunt, April 5
Kenlake State Resort Park is hosting an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the Kenlake Hotel, April 5 at 2 p.m. Eggs will be stuffed with prizes for girls and boys in age categories 2 and under, 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance during the festivities. Enjoy breakfast in the Aurora Landing Restaurant from 7-10 a.m. and the Easter buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 270-474-2211.
 
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt, April 5
Lake Barkley’s Windows on the Water Restaurant will offer its annual Easter buffet from noon-8 p.m. April 5. That afternoon, more than 3,000 eggs will be part of the park’s Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny arrives at the fitness center at 2:30 p.m., and the egg hunt starts at 3 p.m., also at the fitness center. From toddlers to teenagers, bring your baskets and gather some goodies. The egg hunt is sponsored by employees of Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Friends of Lake Barkley SRP Inc. Call 270-924-1131.
 
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
Easter Egg Hunt, April 4
Several thousand eggs filled with candy or toys will be hidden for girls and boys under the age of 13. There will be different age categories, and eggs will be hidden in different areas for each category in the disc golf course area. Prizes will be awarded. The hunt will start at 1 p.m. at the disc golf course’s first hole. Call 1-270-343-3111.
 
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg
Community Egg Hunt, April 4
The entire community is invited to the park at noon to take part in a long-running Harrodsburg tradition! Children up to 12 years old can search for eggs and candies hidden in the grass and compete in great fun and games. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Harrodsburg. Kids can have pictures made with the Easter Bunny. Call 859-734-3314.
 
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Easter Eggcitement, April 5
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park invites you to enjoy the Easter buffet served noon to 8 p.m. Get pictures with the kids and the Easter Bunny at 1:30 p.m. ($2 per photo) and then take part in the free Easter egg hunt at 2:30 p.m. at the lodge. Events will be held rain or shine. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Pennyrile. Call 270-797-3421.
 
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
Kiwanis Egg Hunt, April 4
The Pineville Kiwanis Club will be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Saturday, April 4, from noon-2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Some 1,500 eggs will be filled with candy and hidden in the cove. There will also be prizes for kids. Grilled hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert will be served. The Easter buffet will be served Sunday. Call 606-337-3066.
 
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Easter Eggstravaganza, April 4
Make plans to attend Rough River Dam State Resort Park’s giant egg hunt on April 4 starting at 2 p.m. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. More than 5,000 eggs for children in age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 will be hidden. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Easter buffet on Sunday. Call 270-257-2311.
 

Breakfast with the Babies
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
Saturdays in April
Guests will enjoy a kid-friendly buffet breakfast followed by a personal introduction to the newest additions of the Shaker Village farm family, including lambs, kids, chicks and more.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
The 5-Mile Trail Run will be April 25
The 10-Mile Trail Run June 27
The Half Marathon Trail Run Aug. 22
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.
 

Thoroughbreds For All
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Lexington facility, West Wind Farm
Friday, April 24, 5 – 9 p.m.
Tickets are limited to 600 and are available for purchase online here for $35 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Project.

 
For Kids
 
Living Arts and Science Center classes
New classes for children, teens and adults also begin throughout March and April on Saturdays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings and No-School Day classes will take place on the following days for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade:
 
Spring Break classes (March 30 – April 3): K – 12th grade
A five-day session of classes 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
No-School Day classes on April 10: K – 12th grade
Classes offered from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
 

May

 

Music
 
Natasha’s Bistro
112 Esplanade
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.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour
Rupp Arena, 432 West Vine St.
May 7
For more information, click here.
 

Troubadour Concert Series presents: An Evening with Hot Rize
The Lyric Theatre ad Cultural Arts Center
Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
 

Theater
 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street
 
For more information, click here.
 

Exhibits
 

Special Events
 
Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
May 2, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lexington Public Library, Eagle Creek Branch, 101 North Eagle Creek Drive
Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.
To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.
 

Brave Faces of Cancer 5K
Keeneland
May 31
Click here to register.
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Horsey Hundred, May 23-25, Georgetown
Preservation Pedal, June 20, Frankfort
Hub City Tour, Sept. 12, Elizabethtown
 

Wildlife Cruises to the Blue Heron Rookery on the Kentucky River
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 2, 9 and 16
Wildlife enthusiasts will spend two hours aboard the Dixie Belle Riverboat cruising through a Great Blue Heron rookery and experience an up-close view of a breeding colony during nesting season. Guests are encouraged to bring their binoculars and cameras for this must-see wildlife encounter.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 15-16, June 12-13, July 10-11 and Aug. 21-22.
Presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga, guests will be able to experience candlelight yoga in a historic building, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga on the pond, and a glow paddle on the Kentucky River.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 23-24
World-acclaimed musicians will present magical concerts in a restored barn, as well as the 1820 Meeting House. Although this unforgettable festival has been held at Shaker Village annually for eight years, this year is the first time PBS will be onsite filming Live From Lincoln Center—and, the first time the internationally syndicated program has been filmed outside of Lincoln Center.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

Best Friends Training for Families of Persons with Dementia
The Homeplace located at 671 East Stephens Street, Midway
Thursday, May 7 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn how to be a Best Friend to a family member or friend with dementia. This workshop will teach how to relate to a person with dementia in order to improve communication, enhance quality of life, and provide a sense of comfort and security.
Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900.
 

A Round to Remember Golf Tournament
Connemara Golf Course
Saturday, May 30,
Registration 10:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 12 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, May 30 for the 4th Annual A Round to Remember Golf Tournament & Silent Auction at Connemara Golf Course. This event is produced by local golfer and Association supporter, Paul Bimschleger, in memory of his wife who had Alzheimer’s disease. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and goodie bag. All proceeds benefit the Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information, click here.
 

The Magic & The Wonder returns to benefit Kosair Kids
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 Main Street, Louisville
Sunday, May 17, Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m.
For further information, click here.

 
For Kids
 
Living Arts and Science Center classes
New classes for children, teens and adults also begin throughout March and April on Saturdays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings and No-School Day classes will take place on the following days for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade:
 
No-School Day classes on May 19: K – 12th grade
Classes offered from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
 
 

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SAVE THE DATE:
Mark your calendars in advance for these special events

 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati
Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove
Friday & Saturday, June 5 and 6: 1 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, June 7: 2 – 11 p.m.
The 2015 lineup features national, regional and local acts including The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show, twenty one pilots, Walk the Moon, Matt and Kim, Bleachers, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Father John Misty, Atmosphere, Temples, Shakey Graves, Kacey Musgraves, The Devil Makes Three, Reverend Horton Heat, Lindsey Stirling, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jamestown Revival, Mikky Ekko, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mini Mansion, The Front Bottoms, Jessica Hernandez, Secret Sisters, Lil Dicky, Machineheart, Multimagic, Buggs Tha Rocka, Go Analog, Bummers, Indigo Wild, Markham, & more.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For ticket information and pricing click here.
For more information, click here.
 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
 
The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
The 10-Mile Trail Run June 27
The Half Marathon Trail Run Aug. 22
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.
 
Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
June 12-13, July 10-11 and Aug. 21-22.
Presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga, guests will be able to experience candlelight yoga in a historic building, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga on the pond, and a glow paddle on the Kentucky River.
 
The Shaker Village Antiques Show and Sale
June 20-21
A favorite event of guests near and far, the Show and Sale will feature period Shaker artifacts, museum quality American furniture, vintage decorative arts and furniture, silver, jewelry, quilts, garden sculpture, fine and folk art, historical artifacts and affordable antiques from across North America.
 
The Shaker Village Craft Fair
Aug. 1-2
This year’s fair will boast an assortment of crafts, including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needlecraft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions.
 
Well Crafted—Local Brews + Local Bands festival
Aug. 8
The event brings together a flavorful mix of Kentucky’s up and coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Celebrating the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and beer cultures, the festival will raise funds for Shaker Village’s sustainable environmental initiatives and programs.
 
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.
 
Canoe Kentucky leads guided Fall Paddle Excursions
Oct. 10 and Oct. 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 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.
 
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.

 
Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Preservation Pedal, June 20, Frankfort
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
Saturday, September 26th
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.

 
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.

 
 

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