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July-August-September

 

July

 

 

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

 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
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.
July 30 – Tom Green

 

WRFL Sunburn Series
Al’s Bar
July 30 – Italian Beaches

 

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.
July 28 – Max Dvorak Band and Brett Mathis
July 29 – Horti
July 30 – Damage Therapy, Zen Highway and Powell
July 31 – Devine Carama’s Brown Sugar Hip Hop

 

Big Band & Jazz
July-Aug. 18, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

 

Ecton Park Schedule
July 28 – Jazzberry Jam

 

Theater

 

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

 

Exhibits

 
ACLU of Kentucky 60th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit
Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street in Owensboro
Through July 31
For more information, contact Amber Duke at (502) 581-9746 or amber@aclu-ky.org.

 

Lexington Art League presents
FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Through Aug. 9
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4 p.m. Friday, 10-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives.
Fourth Friday Tickets: $5 General Admission, or $15 Generous Admission

 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Through Aug. 15
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
It will move to another Kentucky Civil War site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.

 
La Pasion Del Arte Latino
Lyric Cultural Arts Gallery and Museum
Through Aug. 7
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
La Pasion Del Arte Latino’ is an exhibition featuring latin artists from four different countries. These artists share the same passion for the over-arching importance of the arts and provides a cross-cultural reference that naturally builds a conscious awareness of a new culture and deeper understanding.

 
 

Special Events

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek Branch
July 27, 2-3 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.

 

For Kids

 

 

August

 

 

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.
Aug. 28 – Mipso

 

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
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.

 

Central Bank Thursday Night Live
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion
Through Aug. 27, 4:30 – 9 p.m.

 

Big Band & Jazz
June 2-Aug. 18, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

 

Ecton Park Schedule
Aug. 4 – Lexington Concert Band
Aug. 11 – Rick Cook Quintet
Aug. 18 – Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet
Aug. 25 – Rain Date

 
WRFL Presents Circuit Des Yeux
Embrace United Methodist Church
Aug. 5, 9 p.m.
Free
 

Opera Under The Stars
Moondance Amphitheater
Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Lexington Parks & Recreation is excited to bring a new performance to its tradition of summer entertainment. The inaugural performance features some of the best young opera artists Central Kentucky has to offer. Performing some of opera’s greatest hits from La Traviata, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and more. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase from local food trucks.
Admission is $5, with children 3 & under admitted for free.
For additional information, contact 859-425-2550.
 

Summer Nights in Suburbia
Moondance Amphitheater
Aug. 7 – Sept. 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
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.
Aug. 7 – The Stella Vees
Aug. 8 – Kentucky Wild Horse
Aug. 14 - Brian Owens & the Soul of Cash
Aug. 15 – The Stella Vees
Aug. 21 - Bridge 19
Aug. 22 – Zack Brock & Friends
Aug. 28 - TBD
Aug. 29 – Ben Lacy
Sept. 4 – CoraLee & the Townies

 

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.

 

Ballet Under the Stars
Woodland Park
Aug. 1 – 2, Pre-show 8 p.m. Main Curtain 9 p.m.
Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in a relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (The Little Mermaid) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite.
Admission is $5 per person, children 3 & under are free. For more information, please call 288-2925.

 
Exhibits

 

Lexington Art League presents
FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Through Aug. 9
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4 p.m. Friday, 10-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives.
Fourth Friday Tickets: $5 General Admission, or $15 Generous Admission

 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Through Aug. 15
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
This event will move to another Kentucky Civil War site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.

 

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.
 

Woodland Art Fair
Woodland Park
Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Woodland Art Fair is definitely one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Every August, Woodland Park becomes a venue filled with over 200 of the nation’s finest juried artists selling unique, handcrafted items. Other attractions at the Fair include live entertainment, hands-on art activities for children and families and a variety of food vendors.
or additional information, call 288-2925 (Parks) or 254-7024 (Lexington Art League).

 

Artwork at Carver Center Programs Registration
Online Registration
Aug. 26, noon
Lexington Parks & Recreation is excited to offer new programming for youth and adults at the Artworks Center. Classes are offered for both youth and adults and include such programs as Zumba, martial arts, pottery, mosaic tiling, drumming, Therapeutic Recreation archery and cooking and more.
Registration is available online here, 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.
 

Special Events

 

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

 

The Shaker Village Craft Fair
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hills, 3501 Lexington Rd, Versailles
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.
 
Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
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 (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
Aug. 22 the Half Marathon Trail Run
Oct. 31 The Marathon Trail Run
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.

 

Legal and Financial Planning for Dementia Care
Sullivan University
Aug. 27, 2-4 p.m.
This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Guest speaker will be attorney Helen Bongard. Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-272-3900.

 

Memory Café
Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, 203 East Fourth Street
Aug. 10 from 3 – 5 p.m.
The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences. The Memory Café is free of charge and open to anyone with memory problems and their caregiver(s). Hosted by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event also receives support from the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign up or to learn more about the Memory Café, contact Alyssa at (859) 257-8971.
 

Wood Dough Bowl Carving Classes
McConnell Springs
Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost is $30 for this class. Pre-registration is required for all wood carving classes. Classes are taught by the Lexington Wood Carvers Guild.
You can register by calling 225-4073.
 

Volunteer Saturday
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Aug. 1, 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 10am and stay as long as your schedule permits.
For more information call (859) 272-6105.
 

Lexington Women’s City Championship
Kearney Hill & Lakeside courses
Aug. 1 – 2
Held at Kearney Hill Golf Links and Lakeside Golf Course , this 36-hole tournament is open to individuals of all ages and skill levels. Each person competes against participants of their own skill level and there are plenty of winners. The entry fee is $50 to walk or $78 to ride. In addition to the individual competition, participants may sign-up to compete in the team tournament at no additional cost. The team competition will be comprised of four players who represent the same club and are playing in the tournament as individuals. The Women’s City Golf Championship is for those who reside in Fayette County or hold a membership at a Fayette County golf club.
 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Aug. 11, 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.
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.

 

Stargazing
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Aug. 15, 9:30 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.

 

Outdoor Adventure Skills
McConnell Springs
August 22, 9 a.m.-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.

 

Creatures of the Night
Raven Run
Aug. 22, 9 p.m.
Come out to Raven Run for their exploring the night program. This free program will focus on the habits and folklore of insects active at dusk throughout the night. There will be a few flashlights available but please bring your own if you have them.
Register for this free program by calling 272-6105.

 

Over Night Camping Trip at Raven Run
Raven Run
Saturday, August 28 -29, 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.

 

Weekend Workout
McConnell Springs
Aug. 29, 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
 

 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Aug. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.

For Kids

 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street
The Wizard of Oz
July 24-26
7 p.m.
$18-20
For more information, click here.

 

Little Explorers
Raven Run
Aug. 8, 1 p.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–Butterflies & Dragonflies
McConnell Springs
Aug. 15, 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 about butterflies and dragonflies living in the meadows.
Registration for this free program is required and can be done by calling 225-4073.

 

Kiddie Kapers Fall Registration
Online Registration
Aug. 26, noon
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. Walk-in and mailed registration will not be accepted prior to noon on August 27 at our Artworks Carver Center offices.
For additional information or for a class schedule call 288-2935.
 

September

 

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

 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
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.
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.
Sept. 4 – CoraLee & the Townies

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.

 

Special Events

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.
 

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
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.

 

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
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.

 

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.

 

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