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27th Annual Evening with the S*T*A*R*S.

Nov 7, 2015 TBA

Lexington Convention Center
The S*T*A*R*S (Saint Joseph Associates for Renowned Service) Committee is now planning the 27th Annual Evening with the S*T*A*R*S. The S*T*A*R*S event will be held at the Lexington Convention Center on November 7, 2015.

This year the S*T*A*R*S will be honoring:

• 2015 President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Hospital:
To be announced during the event

• 2015 President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph East:
To be announced during the event

• Outstanding Community Volunteer:
To be announced

The event will be black-tie optional, with dinner, dancing with music by the Mercy Men and a silent auction. This elegant event has grown exponentially since its beginning in 1989 and has raised over $1,100,000 to provide funding for the critical needs of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. Proceeds will be used to bring wellness, healing and hope to all. For ongoing updates about the event ‘like’ our Facebook pages. – An Evening with the STARS or Saint Joseph Hospital Foundations.


April Nease
859.313.2014



Maker's Mark Secretariat Center Family Fun Day

Jul 4, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, 4089 Ironworks Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Come out for the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center's Family Fun Day events - kids of all ages are welcome! Activities will include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 per family at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee. For more information visit our website and Facebook pages.

Jess Etterman, (408) 660-7923,


Time Traveler's Ball

Sep 25, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:00 P

Lexington
Fundraiser for the Lexington History Museum! Help us move into a new home. The theme is the Roaring Twenties and guests are encouraged to come in costume. The event will feature music by the Walnut Street Ramblers, Swing Dance Lesson and Charleston Contest hosted by the HepCats, Refreshments, Gambling, and much more.

Lexington History Museum 859-907-9585 Debra Watkins debra@lexhistory.org


American Cancer Society's "Sip & Shop" at C.C. Prep

Aug 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

C.C. Prep, 807 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
Please join supporters of the American Cancer Society at clothing store Country Club Prep (also known as C.C. Prep) for a “Sip & Shop” event to benefit the fight against cancer. 15% of sales on Thursday, August 20th during 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM will go to ACS. The store has a variety of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Popular brands include: Lauren James, Southern Proper, Costa, Vineyard Vines, Rowdy Gentleman, Sperry, Jack Rogers, Southern Marsh, Barbour, Smathers & Branson. All new fall clothing will be in at this time so get a jump start on that holiday shopping (or just shop for your own fall wardrobe!).

Snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided to all shoppers by C.C. Prep.


Meredith Moody
859-391-1227
meredith.moody@cancer.org



Tates Creek High School Dance Team Yard Sale

Jun 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Veterans Park Elementary 4351 Clearwater Way Lex,Ky
Come out and help support TCDT raise money for NDA Nationals in February 2016..

Tanya Shellhammer (859)533-4589


Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live

Jul 17, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

192 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Ky. 40503
Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live concert series continues this Friday, July 17th from 8-10 p.m. with local band, Zed's Dead. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free, live music and great tasting frozen yogurt. 849-245-0008, www.facebook/frojoslex.

Paula McGuire, 245-0008


Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live

Jul 10, 2015 8:00PM - 10:00 PM

192 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Ky 40503
Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live concert series continues this Friday, July 10th with local band, Donny Brook. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free, live music and great tasting frozen yogurt. 849-245-0008, www.facebook/frojoslex.

Paula McGuire, 859-245-0008.


Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live

Jun 26, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

192 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Ky 40503
Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live concert series continues this Friday, June 26th with local band, Rocksteady. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free, live music and great tasting frozen yogurt. 849-245-0008, www.facebook/frojoslex.

Paula McGuire, 859-245-0008


Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day

Jul 25, 2015 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day features free events designed to celebrate the horse. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Breeders' Cup, taking place at Keeneland for the very first time!" Appearances by Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, Triple Crown winning jockey Jean Cruguet, and renowned artist Robert Clark are planned. Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free. All festivities, including horse and pony rides, games, an equine book fair and show jumping competition, are also free. Hats Off Day is presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Central Bank and Zoetis.

LaTonna Wilson, 859-233-0371


Saul Good 1/2 price food fundraiser for Military Missions, Inc.

Jul 4, 0215 - Jul 4, 2015 Noon - 7:00 PM

All Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations in Lexington Ky
On July 4th, all Saul Good locations offer 1/2 price food to encourage donations to Military Missions, a nonprofit which exists to support and honor deployed military personnel by sending care packages year round as an expression of appreciation and gratitude.

859-221-9477


"Sorghum's Savor" Signing with Ronni Lundy

Jun 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

4595 Bryan Station Rd, Lexington, KY 40516
Join Ronni Lundy, author of "Sorghum's Savor," for a book signing at the Windy Corner Market and Restaurant. This event is free and open to the public and will even include live music!

Genie Graff, (859) 846-4732, genie@windycornermarket.com


Ronni Lundy @ Morris Book Shop

Aug 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lexington
Join Ronni Lundy author of "Sorghum's Savor" for a book signing at Morris Book Shop. This event is free and open to the public.

"Lundy not only showcases the rich history of sorghum, she goes deeper, showing how much southern chefs truly value the history and traditions of where we come from."--Travis Milton, chef de cuisine, Comfort Restaurant (Richmond, VA)

For directions to this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/1GSXuSo

For more information about "Sorghum's Savor," please visit:
http://upf.com/book.asp?id=LUNDY001

printern@upf.com


2015 Grand Tour of Homes

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Friday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday Noon-6:00 PM.

Fayette, Woodford, and Scott County
The Home Builders Association of Lexington presents the 2015 scattered site Grand Tour of Homes, July 17-19, and 24-26. Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday Noon-6pm. This is your opportunity to view 30 beautiful new homes built by local leading professional builders. For a list of homes, go to www.hbalexington.com. No charge to attend.

Victoria Martorano


Elks Teeth & Rabbits Feet US Tour

Jun 23, 2015 9:00 PM

Lexington
Indie Rock Noir duo, Elks Teeth & Rabbits Feet out of Madison WI will be rolling through Jamestown on their US tour this summer. Catch their NY show at Mojo's, June 22nd at 10pm. Leah Brooke and Blair Clark work together to compose their own brand of poetic abnormality, studded with dry wit and mesmeric vocals. Their evolving sound features an unexpected electric guitar/synth partnership providing a bare bones soundscape for Brooke's soul piercing songs.

https://www.facebook.com/ElksTeethandRabbitsFeet
https://www.facebook.com/events/100246853652341/
https://www.facebook.com/events/987446371273649/


leah conway, 847-361-8470 leahbrookeconway@gmail.com


Woodland Art Fair Presented by Nancy Barron and Nancy Barron & Associates

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lexington, KY Woodland Park
Every August for nearly four decades, Woodland Park has been transformed into a venue filled with over 200 artists and craftspeople selling unique, handcrafted items including ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. Voted a top 50 Fine Arts & Design Fair by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a top ten festival by the Kentucky Tourism Council and a top ten event by the Southeast Tourism Society, this event attracts more than 60,000 patrons each year. In addition to the art, there will be live entertainment, free hands-on art activities for children and families and a variety of food vendors.

The Woodland Art Fair is brought to you by Nancy Barron and Nancy Barron & Associates, Lexington Parks & Recreation and the Lexington Art League.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 288-2925 or the Lexington Art League at 254-7024 or visit http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/woodland-art-fair

Lexington Art League, 254-7024


Lexington Race for the Cure

Oct 3, 2015 TBA

Downtown Lexington, Roberts Stephens Courthouse (120 N. Limestone)
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5k run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5k route with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the Cure T-shirt and Race bib.

Erin Graf


Pink Carpet Couture

Aug 22, 2015 6:00 PM

Downtown Arts Center, Lexington
Couture Fashion Show with clothes from Bella Rose. Also there will be a "Men in Skirts Show" show and a silent auction among other fun entertainment activities. Food and Beverages will be provided.

Erin Graf


2015 Komen Lexington Golf Classic

Jun 29, 2015 Registration: 11:00 AM Shotgun Start: 12:30 PM

Andover Golf & Country Club
The 2nd annual Komen Lexington Golf Classic will be on June 29, 2015 at the Andover Golf & Country Club. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:00 AM with shotgun start at 12:30 PM. There will be special prizes and contests throughout the event.

Erin Graf


Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s Community Kick Off

Aug 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lexington
Interested in learning more about the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to END Alzheimer’s? Join us for lunch on Tuesday, August 11 from 12-1pm to meet Alzheimer’s staff and learn about how you can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283.

Lauren Ashley Pope
(859) 266-5283
Lapope@alz.org



R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery/A Vacation to Die For

Jun 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington KY 40508
Wynnona Dingus & Kitty Wunkus, two good ole gals from Beaver Bottom take a vacation to see Tommy, Kitty's brother. Imagine their surprise when they find him playing banjo in a bluegrass band with old friend Bunky Wonky. It's fun & games until another old friend pops up, old grudges surface and those bluegrass tunes turn sour...then it becomes A Vacation To Die For. Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity. 866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train


Run for the Hill 5K

Jun 28, 2015 Registration: 3:00 PM 5K: 4:00 PM

Keeneland
Join us for the 6th Annual Run For The Hill 5K on Sunday, June 28 at Keeneland benefiting Cardinal Hill Adaptive Recreation. The 5K will feature chip timing, overall and age group awards and race T-shirts for all registrants. There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run and Kids Race. All Kids participating in the Kids Race will receive a participant/finishers medal. Come join in the fun and help raise money and awareness for our adaptive recreation programs.

Courtney Feltner
859-367-7217



Bryan Station High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion

Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 7:30PM

Lexington, Kentucky
The Bryan Station High School Class of 1975 is looking for classmates to host its 40th Reunion. Please go to the Class of 1975 website and complete your contact info at: https://bryanstationclassof75.wordpress.com, You can also find information at the Class of 1975 Facebook page at Bryan Station Classof75. Please pass this on to any of our classmates you know! We can't wait to see all of you!
Friday, August 28, 7:30 p.m., Bryan Station Football Game
Saturday, August 29, Time/Site TBA

Jayna Oakley, 859-494-1027


Let Me Show You the Ropes

Jun 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, Lexington KY
Allegro Dance Project will take audience members on an exhilarating journey through the complex progression of human emotions via contemporary dance, live music and aerial arts. This event will also feature a silent auction in the lobby thirty minutes prior to showtimes and during intermissions, with proceeds benefiting the Allegro Dance Project's Special Needs Dance Outreach Programs.

For tickets call (859) 280-2218
or visit lexingtonlyric.tix.com



Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live

Jun 12, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fro-Jo's Frozen Yogurt at the Mall at Lexington Green
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some free, live music with local band, Steve Sizemore Group on Friday, June 12th from 8-10 p.m.

Paula McGuire
859-245-0008
Owner



Fro-Jo's Friday Night Live

Jun 5, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fro-Jo's Frozen Yogurt in the Mall at Lexington Green
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy free, live music with local band, Jimmy and the Slammers from 8-10 p.m.

Paula McGuire
859-245-0008
Owner



The Great American Speed Cornhole Tournament

Jun 13, 2015 11:30 AM

Kentucky Horse Park
There are 64 teams squaring off on June 13th 2015 at The Great American Fitness Challenge at 11:30AM. It is a winners advance tournament until the winning team is crowned! Many will play & only one team will win!

Tim Savage tim.savage@bbim.com


Largest Yoga Class in Kentucky

Jun 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky
The largest Yoga class in Kentucky is going to happen on at the Kentucky Horse Park on June 13th at 11AM on the Steeplechase Course.
This free 30 minute class is open to everyone and all experience levels.

Tim Savage


Bluegrass Education Expo

Jun 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lexington Christian Academy 450 W Reynolds Road Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Education Expo Announces Free Interactive Youth Leadership Training Workshops & Lectures
Book & Curriculum Expo Expands Program Offering for Parents, Students and Teachers
to include over fifteen free lectures and hands-on workshops.

The upcoming annual Bluegrass Education will include a “Launch Leadership Student Experience, ” expanded lecture series, exhibitor hall, and book and curriculum consignment sale.

Over fifteen presentations, lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on education, including magnet, gifted and special academics, homeschooling, learning styles, community outreach, college tuition programs, college credit programs and more will be offered

Kristy Wheeler, Founder & Director
bluegrasseducation@gmail.com
1 (859) 492.3313



Monkey Joe's Fundraiser for Kids with Cancer

Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 Mon-Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Fri-Sat 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

1850 Bryant Rd. Ste. 120 Lexington, KY 40509
During June, participating Monkey Joe’s will be donating a percentage of lemonade sales to ALSF. In addition, families can make a separate donation in-store or online at https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1132688

Brittnee Jones, 1850 Bryant Rd. Ste. 120 Lexington, KY 40509


Woodland Art Fair

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Woodland Park, 601 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, 40502

The Lexington Art League and Parks & Recreation are gearing up for the 40th annual Woodland Art Fair presented by Nancy Barron and Nancy Barron & Associates! Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.


Lexington Art League, (859) 254-7024


7th Annual Equine Farm & Facilities Expo

Jun 2, 2015 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Magdalena Farm, 2651 Russell Cave Road Lexington, Ky
Equine Farm & Facilities Expo

UK Ag Equine Programs, 859-257-2226, Fayette Co. Extension Office 859-257-5582


PODS® of Lexington Provides ‘Moving Bridge’ to Homeowners During the Home Staging Process

May 1, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lexington, KY
An essential tool is helping many Lexington residents to sell their homes quicker while making a better profit. Home Staging allows buyers to see the real potential in making a house a home. The process of Home Staging however, means that current residents need applicable storage that allows them the flexibility to house their belongings for a period of time.

In February 2015, the Lexington market saw 651 homes sold with a sales total of $110,910,615, compared to 605 homes sold in February 2014, based on information from Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp, a survey found that staged homes spent half the time on the market than non-staged homes and sold for 6 percent above the asking price.

“The buyer needs to imagine themselves in the home,” explains Paul Campbell, Realtor with The Jubilee Team of Rectory Hayden Realtors. “Remove all personal photos and pictures; buyers can easily get distracted. Get rid of furniture that makes the room feel “small.” Consider painting and removing wallpaper. And lastly, if it smells it will not sell.”

Storage providers, like PODS of Lexington, offer homeowners its’ expertise on moving and storing all of their home furnishings to make the process of home staging, seamless.
“From what I’ve seen in the Lexington market, particularly from April to October, people are selling their homes faster than they anticipated by staging their home,” explained Ken Kocon, General Manager of PODS of Lexington. “The flexibility of using a PODS container allows the customer to rent a container from us, empty out their clutter so that their home looks better to potential home buyers and then they can either have the PODS container stored at our warehouse or delivered to their home.”
With the peak buying season already approaching, now is the time for current residents to begin the de-cluttering process and prepare their homes for staging. A 2011 study by The Real Estate Staging Association showed that homes staged prior to listing sold 79 percent faster than those staged after being listed.
“Declutter, declutter, declutter, this is where it’s so important to have a place to put things,” said Campbell.
“So getting your stuff into a storage area like a PODS container, even it’s sitting on the street or in front the house, is by far the best.”
Homeowners are finding they need a “bridge” between staging and moving. Having a PODS container allows them that bridge to store their home furnishings, while allowing them to take their time during the moving process.
“PODS containers can provide that ‘moving bridge’ to customers who need to store their belongings for a period of time between staging their home and moving into their new one, especially if the closing dates do not coincide with one another,” said Kocon. “For my team and myself, we know how to make that moving bridge so the task of moving is easy and seamless.”


Melina Esparza, 805-654-1564, melina@consortium-media.com


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery:Death at the Alter

Jun 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train
Death at the Alter - June 13th @ 6:00 pm
In this screwball comedy, no one is who they appear to be. Only one thing is for certain. A girl’s reputation is on the line and her spit fire of a mother will do anything to make sure it stays intact. Join this crazy cast of characters; Ron Dayvu, Daisy May, Father Peter, Mama May and Jim Beam as lies, deception and MURDER make even the most cynical of hearts in the mood for a wedding.
Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 866801343, www.kydinnertrain.com


FEAST Gallery Hours

May 22, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Tues - Thurs: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sat - Sun: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

Lexington Art League
859-254-7024
info@lexingtonartleague.org



FEAST Picnic: Fourth Friday

Jul 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

Suggested $5 donation

Lexington Art League
859-254-7024
info@lexingtonartleague.org



FEAST: Food Panel

Jul 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 M

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

Lexington Art League
859-254-7024
info@lexingtonartleague.org



CRAVE Food Fight: Fourth Friday

Jun 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

$5 General / $15 Generous Admission

Lexington Art League
859-254-7024
info@lexingtonartleague.org



FEAST Fourth Friday

May 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Celebrate the opening of FEAST with the return of LAL's Fourth Fridays! Enjoy light refreshments, hear live music, and shop in the new CSA Market while taking in the delicious art of FEAST.

$5 General / $15 Generous Admission

Lexington Art League
209 Castlewood Drive
859-254-7024



2015 Walk to End Lupus Now

Aug 15, 2015 9:00 AM

Keeneland
Now in its 6th year in Lexington, the Walk to End Lupus Now is more than just a fundraising event, it is a celebration for the entire community and brings hope for a better future for all those living with lupus. Walk to End Lupus Now provides an opportunity for lupus patients in Kentucky to share how lupus has changed their lives, raise awareness of the effects of lupus, the signs, and the symptoms, and educate our community on the impact of lupus on families, our economy, and our state. This event not only provides a better understanding of what lupus is, it also brings us one step closer to finding the cure by raising money for vital research and support programs.
The walk will take place Saturday, August 15th at Keeneland. Check in will begin at 9am, with the walk starting at 10am. There will be games for kids, prizes and much more. Registration is required by August 14th. http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1133239


Kira Mingua


PODS® of Lexington Provides ‘Moving Bridge’ to Homeowners During the Home Staging Process

May 20, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015 All Day

551A Horton Court Lexington, KY, 40511
An essential tool is helping many Lexington residents to sell their homes quicker while making a better profit. Home Staging allows buyers to see the real potential in making a house a home. The process of Home Staging however, means that current residents need applicable storage that allows them the flexibility to house their belongings for a period of time.

In February 2015, the Lexington market saw 651 homes sold with a sales total of $110,910,615, compared to 605 homes sold in February 2014, based on information from Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp, a survey found that staged homes spent half the time on the market than non-staged homes and sold for 6 percent above the asking price.

“The buyer needs to imagine themselves in the home,” explains Paul Campbell, Realtor with The Jubilee Team of Rectory Hayden Realtors. “Remove all personal photos and pictures; buyers can easily get distracted. Get rid of furniture that makes the room feel “small.” Consider painting and removing wallpaper. And lastly, if it smells it will not sell.”

Storage providers, like PODS of Lexington, offer homeowners its’ expertise on moving and storing all of their home furnishings to make the process of home staging, seamless.
“From what I’ve seen in the Lexington market, particularly from April to October, people are selling their homes faster than they anticipated by staging their home,” explained Ken Kocon, General Manager of PODS of Lexington. “The flexibility of using a PODS container allows the customer to rent a container from us, empty out their clutter so that their home looks better to potential home buyers and then they can either have the PODS container stored at our warehouse or delivered to their home.”
With the peak buying season already approaching, now is the time for current residents to begin the de-cluttering process and prepare their homes for staging. A 2011 study by The Real Estate Staging Association showed that homes staged prior to listing sold 79 percent faster than those staged after being listed.
“Declutter, declutter, declutter, this is where it’s so important to have a place to put things,” said Campbell.
“So getting your stuff into a storage area like a PODS container, even it’s sitting on the street or in front the house, is by far the best.”
Homeowners are finding they need a “bridge” between staging and moving. Having a PODS container allows them that bridge to store their home furnishings, while allowing them to take their time during the moving process.
“PODS containers can provide that ‘moving bridge’ to customers who need to store their belongings for a period of time between staging their home and moving into their new one, especially if the closing dates do not coincide with one another,” said Kocon. “For my team and myself, we know how to make that moving bridge so the task of moving is easy and seamless.”


Katie Yates, 805-654-1564 ext. 119


Kentucky Indiana All-Star Classic

Jun 12, 2015 Girls Game - 5:30 PM Boys Game - 8:00 PM

Lexington, KY
Since 1940, the Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic has matched the best Kentucky basketball players against the best in Indiana. This Classic has created an intense rivalry between the two historically "Basketball States." More than a basketball game, the Classic serves as a major fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. KLEF's mission is to prevent and cure blindness and provides vision care and assistance to more than 20,000 Kentuckians annually. This year, the game will be held on Friday June 12 at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. The girls game starts at 5:30pm followed by the boys game at 8pm.
All tickets for the event are priced at $25 and are on-sale now at www.bluegrasssports.org.
Our hope is to create a real home court advantage for our teams by showing Indiana how we support basketball here in the bluegrass!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Stacey Jarboe sjarboe@bluegrasssports.org


Social Security " Flexibility and Choices"

Jun 2, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Waddell & Reed 2333 Alexandria Drive Regus Building Lexington, KY
A Seminar on how to optimize your retirement income. Seating Limited RSVP.

Geni Osborn 859-514-6045 or gosborn@wradvisors.com


Free Showing of SHREK

Jun 20, 2015 Doors Open - 9:00 AM Movie Starts 10:00 AM

The Kentucky Theater
Treat the kids to a free movie and help families in need at the same time.

Bluegrass Families First will host the movie “Shrek” at the Kentucky Theatre on June 20 in downtown Lexington. There will be free admission with the donation of diapers, wipes or pull-ups to benefit families in need.

The movie will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, at the Kentucky at 214 East Main Street. Come early for pre-movie fun and prizes. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Bluegrass Families First is the non-profit organization created to support Lexington’s Family Care Center programming and other family-oriented groups in Lexington.

The donations received from this event will be distributed to the Family Care Center, The Nest and One Parent Scholar House.


288-4040


SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE CLEAN COMEDY SHOW FEATURING COMEDIENNE "SMALL FIRE"

May 31, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TOTAL GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 N. LIMESTONE ST. LEXINGTON KY
“Sunday Night Live” Clean Comedy Show Series! Sunday, May 31st @6pm at Total Grace Church located at 1313 N. Limestone St. Headlining Guest Comedienne “Small Fire” aka “Small Frie”. Also featuring Comedians Nicholas “Moe Banks” and Andre Holland. Musical guest Doneta Dawson of Cincinnati Ohio and Emcee Host Comedienne LaRonda Clay. Make it a church event, choir gathering or just a fun night out with family and friends! Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased on paypal using the email nicjoproductions@gmail.com or visiting the website to pay by debit/credit card
http://nicjoproductions.wix.com/nicjo#!purchase-tickets/c1rad
Pay by phone or set up a meeting to buy in person by calling 859-270-4075. View commercial on youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn1mOzlnhA4


NICOLE JOHNSON
859-270-4075
NICJOPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM



PODS® of Lexington Provides ‘Moving Bridge’ to Homeowners During the Home Staging Process

May 29, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 All Day

551A Horton Court Lexington, KY, 40511
An essential tool is helping many Lexington residents to sell their homes quicker while making a better profit. Home Staging allows buyers to see the real potential in making a house a home. The process of Home Staging however, means that current residents need applicable storage that allows them the flexibility to house their belongings for a period of time.

In February 2015, the Lexington market saw 651 homes sold with a sales total of $110,910,615, compared to 605 homes sold in February 2014, based on information from Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp, a survey found that staged homes spent half the time on the market than non-staged homes and sold for 6 percent above the asking price.

“The buyer needs to imagine themselves in the home,” explains Paul Campbell, Realtor with The Jubilee Team of Rectory Hayden Realtors. “Remove all personal photos and pictures; buyers can easily get distracted. Get rid of furniture that makes the room feel “small.” Consider painting and removing wallpaper. And lastly, if it smells it will not sell.”

Storage providers, like PODS of Lexington, offer homeowners its’ expertise on moving and storing all of their home furnishings to make the process of home staging, seamless.

“From what I’ve seen in the Lexington market, particularly from April to October, people are selling their homes faster than they anticipated by staging their home,” explained Ken Kocon, General Manager of PODS of Lexington. “The flexibility of using a PODS container allows the customer to rent a container from us, empty out their clutter so that their home looks better to potential home buyers and then they can either have the PODS container stored at our warehouse or delivered to their home.”

With the peak buying season already approaching, now is the time for current residents to begin the de-cluttering process and prepare their homes for staging. A 2011 study by The Real Estate Staging Association showed that homes staged prior to listing sold 79 percent faster than those staged after being listed.

“Declutter, declutter, declutter, this is where it’s so important to have a place to put things,” said Campbell. “So getting your stuff into a storage area like a PODS container, even it’s sitting on the street or in front the house, is by far the best.”

Homeowners are finding they need a “bridge” between staging and moving. Having a PODS container allows them that bridge to store their home furnishings, while allowing them to take their time during the moving process.

“PODS containers can provide that ‘moving bridge’ to customers who need to store their belongings for a period of time between staging their home and moving into their new one, especially if the closing dates do not coincide with one another,” said Kocon. “For my team and myself, we know how to make that moving bridge so the task of moving is easy and seamless.”

Consortium Media
805-654-1564
Katie Yates, ext. 119




Bluegrass Education Expo

Jun 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

450 West Reynolds Road, Lexington, KY
Discover these topics & more at the B.E.E....
--PreSchool, Public, Private, & Homeschool Options
--How to Prepare for Kindergarten
--Learning Styles & Your Child
--Ideas for Summer Break
--Fayette County Specialty Schools
--An Explanation of Cottage Schools & Homeschool Hybrids
--Unique Opportunities for High Schoolers
--What To Do When Your Child Has Trouble Learning
--An Intro to Homeschooling
--How to Save Money on College


Kristy Wheeler


Lexington Lions Bluegrass Fair Flower and Vegetable Garden Show

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Entries accepted: July 11 9:00 - 11:30 Show hours: July 11-12, 3:00-10:00 pm.

Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY
The challenge is to "Show What You Grow" at he 6th annual, two-day, Lexington Lions Bluegrass Fair Flower and Garden Show, July 11-12. The show is sponsored by the Fayette County Master Gardeners Association and the Lexington Council Garden Clubs. Bring your best flowers, vegetables and flower designs for judging. Ribbons and bragging rights will be awarded along with cash prizes giveaways and access to related exhibits and expert gardeners. Entry is free. For entry guidelines and tips for preparing entries visit www.bgflowershow.com

Ann Henry, 859-552-8211


Stroke Awareness Day

May 26, 2015 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Pikeville, KY
attendees will hear from Neurologists Dr. Naveed Ahmed and Dr. Sujata Gutti. They will also enjoy free health screenings, lunch, entertainment and a chance to win vaious door

For more information, contact Stephanie Turner at 606-218-3554


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery/Decked Out for Death

May 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

R. J Corman Lexington Dinner Train
It is time for a wild swinging singles cruise or a cruise for some good old family fun. Only the Captain knows for sure! Between the chaos and confusion all anyone knows for certain is, there is shuffleboard, bingo and while that sounds great to some, others would like to trade in their bingo cards for some speed dating. What is certain is murder, mayhem and lots of laughs in this hysterical comedy by Paula Hilton.
Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com


1st Annual Lexington guild of printmakers' Exhibition

May 8, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lexington
The Bread Box Studio Artists are hosting the Lexington Guild of Printmakers as they assemble The First Annual Members' Exhibition. This will showcase a variety of work—from some of the iconic printmakers in Lexington to the newest kids on the block—and everything in between.

Come and check out some prints, meet some local printmakers and enjoy Lexington's growing art scene!

Opening Reception: May 8th from 6-10 p.m.

The exhibition will also be open the following Friday for Gallery Hop: May 15th from 5-8 p.m.

Artists:

Tom Baker
http://tombakerart.com/

Alex Brooks
https://www.facebook.com/AlexBrooksConservation

Sarah Madison Brown
http://www.sarahmadisonbrown.com/

Sam Cooper

Madison Cowles
http://www.madisoncowles.com/

Holli Friley
www.instagram.com/hollifriley

Todd Herzberg
http://www.toddherzberg.com/

Jamie Karolich
http://www.jamieannekarolich.com/

Deborah Kessler
https://www.facebook.com/octoberpress.letterpressprinting

John Lackey
http://home.insightbb.com/~j4lackey/

Greg Lamer
http://rabbitcatastrophepress.com/

Robin LaMer Rahija
http://rabbitcatastrophepress.com/

Jakob Lee
http://capitalpressky.com/

Ellen McCann
http://emprintart.com/

Jonathan McFadden
http://www.jonathanmcfadden.com/

Hello Mona
http://www.hello-mona.com/

Joanne Price
http://starpointestudio.com/

Alan Serna
http://www.alanserna.com/

Brian Turner
http://www.cricket-press.com/

Sara Turner
http://www.cricket-press.com/

Stephen Wiggins
http://www.wigginsartwork.com/

Grace Wintermyer
http://www.thestrangestgarden.com/

David Wischer
http://www.newportian.com/

Stephen Wiggins, steve.wiggins@gmail.com, 859 270 7213


Down To Earth 2015 Community Benefit Plant Sale

May 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lexington, KY
Down To Earth
2015 Community Benefit

Every May, the Down to Earth Garden Club, a non-profit group, holds its annual plant sale community fundraiser. The plants are from the members' own gardens, so they are knowledgeable about their characteristics and landscape potential. This event will be rain or shine, offering plants for shade or sun, Natives, Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Perennials, Wildflowers, Grasses, Hostas, Shrubs, Trees, Annuals, Container Gardens, Succulents, Irises, Decorative Containers and Gardening Books. Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship, such as Habitat for Humanity; Florence Crittenton Home; Chrysalis House; Peace Meal Community Garden; Floracliff Nature Sanctuary; Seed Leaf Community Garden; Raven Run Nature Sanctuary; Venerable Trees; Wolf Run; Josephine Sculpture Garden; Walnut Woods; Green Acres Community Garden; Lower Howard's Creek Nature Preserve; Women's Garden at Wellington Park; Ashland/ Henry Clay Estate; Port Royal NA; London-Ferrill Garden; Yates, Squires, Sandersville, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Cardinal Valley and Martin Luther King Elementary School’s – teaching garden projects; Bluegrass Youth Ballet & Cultural Center; Montessori Middle; Edith Hayes Middle; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Memorial Garden; Garden Club of Kentucky; Wethington Center; Hardy Orchid Society; Jack Jouett House Historic Site; Ashland Terrace Retirement Center; UK/LFUCG Arboretum; Fayette County Cemetery Trust; Women's Prison Garden Project; Lexington Youth Green Corps; Cross Keys Community Park; Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center; Roanoke Greenway Project; Prometheus Farms; Locus Trace Agri-science Farm; The Wallis House; Bluegrass Legacy Trail; Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden; Fayette Alliance; Faith Feeds; Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center; The Food Chain; educational grants, such as The Lida Evans Memorial Scholarship and yearly maintenance on the Waveland Perennial Garden. The 2015 sale is on Saturday, May 9th, from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St. in Lexington, KY. Please visit our website for more information and see descriptions & pictures of some of the plants we will be selling.
http://www.downtoearthky.com/PlantSale.html

Autumne


The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing

May 29, 2015 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

University Club of Kentucky, 4850 Leestown Rd.
Proceeds from the golf outing will support financially disadvantaged youth attending The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club summer day camp and after-school programs. $500/team of 4, $125/individual player

Scott Van Fossen, 859.258.2582


Cardinal Hill Foundation Easter Seals' Run for the Hill 5K

Jun 28, 2015 4:00 PM

Keeneland Racecourse
Cardinal Hill Foundation Easter Seals’ “Run for the Hill” will take place Sunday, June 28, at Keeneland. This family friendly event features a 5K, one mile fun run and a kids’ race! Registration begins at 3 PM, followed by the one mile fun run at 3:30 PM, 5K at 4 PM, and kid’s race at 5 PM. Participants will also enjoy food, music and games! Register before May 1, and your race fee is only $25! All proceeds benefit the Adaptive Recreation programs under the Cardinal Hill Foundation. Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/RunForTheHill5K

Cindy Jacobelli 859-254-5701


Cardinal Hill Foundation Easter Seals' 44th Anuual Telethon

May 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WKYT-TV 27
Tune in on Sunday, May 3, from 4-6pm on WKYT-TV 27 as we celebrate 44 years of Cardinal Hill’s Annual Telethon and take a look at the good work that is continuing through Cardinal Hill Easter Seals Foundation. For more information, please contact the Cardinal Hill Foundation at 859-367-7217.

859-367-7217


"The American Nurse" Exclusive Screening Hosted by Frontier Nursing University

May 6, 2015 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Lexington
The American Nurse is a heart-warming documentary that gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, prisons - through the work and lives of five nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. The American Nurse is an important contribution to America's ongoing conversation about what it means to care. Nurses can receive continuing education credit hours for attending the film at a special discounted rate, courtesy of Nurse.com.

A portion of the proceeds from The American Nurse Project have been earmarked to a new scholarship program under the auspices of the American Nurses Foundation.

Samantha Flood at Frontier Nursing University
Link to FNU Facebook page about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550922958501534/



Community Inspired Solutions, Inc Pearls Pumps, and Bow-Ties

Jun 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
This is the 2nd Annual Community Inspired Solutions, Inc Pearls, Pumps and Bow-Ties Fundraising Event. Dress in your Sunday best and come join us for inspirational speaking, entertainment, silent auction and late lunch. This is a family event so children are welcome.

Rebecca Webb, 629 North Broadway, Ste. 111. 859-258-9807


Wild Hearts Fun Run Superhero 5k

Jun 13, 2015 5K - 10:00 AM Kids Super Sprint - 9:30 AM

Keeneland, Lexington KY
Kerrington's Heart largest public event The Wild Hearts Fun Run Superhero 5k at Keeneland continues to bring hundreds of runners and costume spectators across the Bluegrass to run for a CHD survivor, CHD advocacy or to remember an angel.

Kids can dress up and partake in our Kids Super Sprint for $15. Pre-Registration is $30. Day of Registration is $40.

Prizes for Best Costume, Best Team and overall Male and Female Age Categories. Join us for a fun day in the sun at Keeneland with themed costumes, arts and crafts and the Superhero 5k! For more information visit www.kerringtonsheart.org.

Danielle Meadows-Stinnett, Kerrington's Heart Marketing Director 859-230-2135,


3rd Annual Vagabond Varieté Burlesque Benefit

May 9, 2015 8:00 PM

Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY
Join members of Vagabond Artists Collective and Kentucky Burlesque Society plus some extra-special guests as we present an evening of live theatrical variety entertainment to benefit Green House17: advocacy agency for survivors of intimate partner abuse.

In addition to witnessing a fun-filled night of burlesque, comedy, aerial arts, flow arts, dance, and variety arts antics on stage, attendees will have the chance to win cash in our interactive games and packages of fantastic prizes worth over $2000 generously donated by local Kentucky businesses in our raffle, with all proceeds going directly to GreenHouse17.

Featuring the talents of:

FOXY LA FEELION - St. Louis
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME SIDESHOW - Paducah
SIOBHAN ATOMICA
BIJOUX BORDELL
STELLA FRANK
FLOW JO
NIKITA NIGHTSHADE
NATASHA NOVA
MATT O'FLOWS
PIXIE PISTOLA
SRI TARASITA
& MORE!

***

ADMISSION: $15
DOORS at 8 PM - SHOW at 9 PM
AGES 21+

Siobhan Atomica 859-363-6002


The Great American Fitness Challenge

Jun 13, 2015 7:00 AM

Steeplechase Field, Kentucky Horse Park 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511
A Challenge for Everyone.
A Running & Endurance series created from 15 years of fitness event experience across the country. We’re on a mission to highlight America’s most fit, while promoting fitness for everyone. This celebration is open to all fitness levels & participation. Walk the 5K, Run the 15K, push yourself in the Open Division or give it all you’ve got with the Elite.
You have been challenged!

Tim Savage, (305) 310-6821


Spring Fest 2015 - R&B Superstar Meli'sa Morgan

May 23, 2015 6:00 PM

Lion's Club Pavilion Masterson Station Park, Lexington, Kentucky
African American Theatre Of Lexington,Ky will be presenting R&B Superstar /Songstress Meli'sa Morgan live in concert on May 23, 2015, special Guests Charlette's Web, Jerry Owens with Rhonda Jackson, Charles Hill, MC Cliff Henderson lll, and The LaMonte White Dance Team at the Lion's Club Pavilion(Masterson Station Park)Lexington, Ky. VIP reception following the show. Doors open at 05:30p. Bring your chairs,relax and enjoy some really good singing!! Save the date on your calendars. This will be a great event!!

AAT- 859-536-2083 / 859-494-6414


New Coffee Roastery Opening

Apr 18, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

529 West Main Street Lexington Kentucky
Soft Opening, coffee tastings, gluten free baked goods tasting, roasting on site

Lood & Kristie Kotze
859 940 2562



2015 RUN FOR THE HILL

Jun 28, 2015 3:00 PM

Keeneland
Cardinal Hill Foundation Easter Seals’ “Run for the Hill” will take place Sunday, June 28, at Keeneland. This family friendly event features a 5K, one mile fun run and a kids’ race!  Registration begins at 3 PM, followed by the one mile fun run at 3:30 PM, 5K at 4 PM, and kid’s race at 5 PM. Participants will also enjoy food, music and games! Register before May 1, and your race fee is only $25! All proceeds benefit the Adaptive Recreation programs under the Cardinal Hill Foundation. Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/RunForTheHill5K

Amy.Davis@cardinalhill.org


Grow 101: Growth Basics for Your Nonprofit

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Plantory, 501 W. Sixth St. Ste. 250, Lexington, KY
Grow 101 is an introductory workshop that covers topics to help grow a nonprofit. Topics include: types of non-profits, volunteer management, financial basics, how to create a strategic identity, and building your resources. If you are considering creating a non-profit, looking to build an existing organization, or want to know more about what makes non-profits successful - this is the perfect place to start.

Day 1: Noon - Five

Assessing the need • Types and Characteristics of Non-Profit Organizations • Obtaining 501c3 • setting up a board • Elements of a Business Plan • Financial Basics

Day 2: Noon - Five

Establishing Your Identity • Building Strategic Standards • Setting Outcomes and Assessments • Building Your Resources Discussion Panel

Friday ticket (includes lunch): $25.00
Saturday ticket (includes lunch): $25.00
Ticket for both days (includes lunch): $30.00

Tickets can be purchased here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-101-growth-basics-for-your-non-profit-tickets-16437631398

Sarabeth Brownrobie, (859) 255-6999, sarabeth@plantory.org


Pony Up for The Nest

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Keeneland Lexington, KY 40515
You are cordially invited to our Second Annual Pony Up for The Nest - Thursday, April 9th 2015 at 12 noon. The event will be held in Keeneland's Exclusive Phoenix Room. Lunch, program and free parking provided.

Tickets:

$125 per person
$400 for a table of 4
$600 for a table of 6

Limited Availability
Please RSVP by April 3rd, 2015
For tickets contact Jeffrey White at 859-259-1974 x23 or jwhite@thenestlexington.org
If you would like to purchase them online, please go to www.thenestlexington.org

Event Co-Sponsored by Sayre School

Rosie Harris
(859) 259-1974
rharris@thenestlexington.org
www.thenestlexington.org



Remembering Our Mothers: Sharing Our Stories

May 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2409 Greatstone Point in Lexington.
In recognition of Mother’s Day, Hospice of the Bluegrass will hold a free special event, Remembering Our Mothers: Sharing Our Stories. Participants should bring a favorite memory item and/or picture of their mother to share with others in this casual, supportive setting. This event will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2409 Greatstone Point in Lexington. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Martin at (859) 277-2700 or mweinstock@hospicebg.org.

Kim Livesay, CFRM
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Director, Annual Giving and Public Relations
(859) 296-6867 (Office)
(859) 230-1205 (Cell)



R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery: Peace, Love & Murder

Apr 11, 2015 5:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, KY 40508
Death... A far out adventure! It's the '60s man and time to throw off the fetters of corporate America. Four friends pack their bags and unshackle themselves from modern convention to head out to Hippie Haven. It's time for some Peace, Love and MURDER in this hysterical comedy by Jeff Roberts. Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.

866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com


Community Inspired Solutions Inc. Spring Meet and Greet

Apr 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hyatt Place, 2100 Bryant Rd., Lexington, KY 40509
Come meet the members of CIS and learn their plans for working with community youth.

Rebecca Webb, 629 North Broadway, Lex. KY 40508
859-258-9807



Mutt Strut

May 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:30 AM

Lexington, KY
Make plans to walk with your pup at Coldstream Park rain or shine on May 16th to benefit the over 4,000 animals LHS cares for each year. Enjoy games, activities, vendors and a 2K dog-friendly walk! Fundraiser for the animals and win great prizes (fundraising deadline is May 4th). View details at AdoptLove.net!

Nick Whitaker
(859)233-0044 ext. 231
devintern@lexingtonhumanesociety.org



Locations wine dinner showcases international flavor at AZUR Restaurant & Patio April 14

Apr 14, 2015 7:00 PM

Lexington
AZUR Restaurant & Patio will offer an enlightening dining experience led by chef Jeremy Ashby and Locations Wine Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Influenced by unique flavors around the world, Locations creates one-of-kind, well-crafted wines by finding the best vineyards from a given country or location and utilizing custom winemaking techniques. The Locations wine dinner will feature wine developed in Spain, Italy, Argentina and France and complemented by four culturally-infused dishes by chef Jeremy Ashby. Each course will highlight the distinct flavors of the chosen wine for a dynamic pairing. The cost is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, call (859) 296-1007.

3070 Lakecrest Circle #550


The First Loxone Model Smart Home in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3708 Sunflower Street Lexington, KY 40509
Experience the 1st Loxone Model Smart Home in the U.S.

Do you want to experience life in a comprehensive and fully automated Loxone Smart Home? We're opening our doors exclusively for you to get to know the new Loxone Bluegrass Smart Home - the 1st Loxone Model Smart Home in the U.S.!

Come to our Open House and check out what comfort, energy saving and security in a Loxone Smart Home truly means!

Save the date: March 28th 1-4pm

Be one of the first to see this stunning Smart Home and sign up now to reserve your guided tour through the Loxone Bluegrass Smart Home! Last chance to sign up: March 26th!

Tomena, 859.554.3147, office@loxone.us, http://www.loxone.com/enen/my-project/open-house-bluegrass-smart-home.html


Joyland Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting

Apr 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

First Church of God, 505 Kingston Road, Lexington KY
Learn what local government can and cannot do for you about juvenile crime and/or juvenile behavior problems.

The Police, Youth Social Services, and Court Designated Workers (CDW) will have representatives present to inform you and answer questions. This is a universal problem, not confined to any one neighborhood. Healthy families make for a healthy society. So no matter where you live - please attend if you can.

Turner Lyman
859-299-9376
turnerlyman@aol.com



Touch-A-Truck

Aug 30, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Keenelan- 4201 Versailles Road Lexington, KY
Family event. Children of all ages can climb on,climb in, see, touch, and safely explore over 30 vehicles that dig, haul, lift, rescue, crunch and honk! Also features area mascots, special performances, food trucks, face painting, inflatables, games and a Silent Auction $20 per vehicle (up to 7 occupants.) Proceeds benefit Child Development Center of the Bluegrasspreschool, helping children with and without special needs achieve their maximum potential.www.cdcbg.org 859-218-2322


Child Development Center of the Bluegrass 859-218-2322 www.cdcbg.org


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Easter Brunch

Apr 5, 2015 12:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, Lexington, KY
Spring has sprung! Join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch aboard the Lexington Dinner Train. You will be treated to a two hour excursion through the beautiful horse farms of Central Kentucky while you dine on a gourmet, three course brunch. Tickets are $69.95 per adult and $44.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com


Moving Forward Conference

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 All Day

Lexington, KY Mariott Griffin Gate Resort
You are invited to attend the Moving Forward conference! This will be the second annual gathering of LGBT youth, families, providers, and professionals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving Forward is an opportunity to connect youth to resources and skills to empower them to make positive change and create better climates in their schools and communities.

Everyone is invited - educators, students, allies, families, counselors

There is no fee for the conference. Lunch, dinner, and snacks provided on Friday; breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided on Saturday

Register online at: http://bluegrass.glsen.org/page/s/default

For more information about GLSEN Bluegrass visit us at: www.glsen.org

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes toward creating more vibrant and diverse communities. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.

Erin Stevenson, 8596999020, GLSEN Board Member


Turquoise Jeep with Lexington-based Alternative Hip Hop team, Bubble Cat Studios are taking over Cosmic Charlie's!

Apr 2, 2015 9:00 PM

Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's
Expect the party to be HYPE from doors open to tear down with sets by guests DJs and DJ My Name Is, performances by Shadow Clone, Alex Zayne, and SPECIAL GUESTS Tabs24x7, Christina Villaflor, Bridgin' Da Gapz Cru, and TURQUOISE JEEP as one of the stops on their Existing Musical Beings Tour!

Travis Berry


Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 6th - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7th - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Various Lexington Gardens
The Lexington Council Garden Clubs invites you to take a “Peek Behind the Garden Gate” on Saturday June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Council’s 2015 Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour will showcase ten diverse gardens from the suburbs to a serene rural setting. Whether you are a gardener, a homeowner, or just enjoy beauty and tranquility, come join us – rain or shine – and visit some of Lexington’s most inspiring gardens.

Our biennial fundraising event provides scholarships to University of Kentucky students who are majoring in horticulture and allied fields. Additional grant recipients from past tours include historic preservation at the Hunt Morgan House, Waveland, and The Wallis Home (state headquarters for the Garden Club of Kentucky); educational activities at libraries, schools, the Fayette County Extension, and the Arboretum, as well as landscaping for the Hope Center, the Ronald McDonald House, the Markey Cancer Center Meditation Garden, and numerous Monarch Waystations throughout Lexington.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from garden club members, at area independently-owned garden centers, and at garden sites on the day of the tour.


Eileen Langer
(859)223-0955



Transformational Leadership Seminar Featuring Congressman Andy Barr

Apr 8, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University of Kentucky (Worsham Theatre in the Student Center Addition) 404 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, 40506
Join Omicron Delta Kappa as we host our annual Transformational Leadership Seminar. The topic for this year is the path to success. Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr will be the keynote speaker. There will be a Q&A session and time to take photos with Congressman Barr. Additionally, a reception with refreshments will follow. Distinguished guests, faculty, and press may sign up for reserved seating at the website listed. Others may also request reserved seating and may be approved based on availability. This event is open to everyone.

Christina Walker
859-494-9941
U



Midsummer Night's Dream by The Lexington Ballet

Apr 11, 2015 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Lexington Opera House 401 W. Short Street Lexington, KY
Don't miss your chance to see A Midsummer Night's dream performed by the Lexington Ballet Company under the brilliant artistic direction and original choreography of Luis Dominguez. This two act ballet based upon the play by William Shakespeare and set to the music of Felix Medelssohn is sure to capture the attention of the whole family! The ballet takes place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest where there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. Join us as the Lexington Ballet presents this beloved classic on April 11th, 2015!

Sarah Haynes, 859-233-3925, info@lexingtonballet.org


LAL's CURRENTS: Horror Amour

Mar 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015 Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday - Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr., Lexington, KY 40508
The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House.

Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness.

Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle.

Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo


Elias Gross, 859-254-7024


LAL's CURRENTS: Horror Amour Opening Party

Mar 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr., Lexington, KY 40508
The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House.

Join LAL in opening Currents: Horror Amour on March 20 from 6-10PM at the Loudoun House! Enjoy the work of Currents artists with refreshments and music from WRFL 88.1 FM Radio Free Lexington. This Opening Party falls on Gallery Hop so plan to join us before or after your hop!

$5 General Admission/ $15 Generous Admission

Elias Gross, 859-254-7024, egross@lexingtonartleague.org


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Magical Night

Mar 27, 2015 6:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, KY 40508
Magician Performance - March 27th @ 6:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of fine dining on a scenic tour through the hills and horse farms of Central Kentucky, while being entertained by one of the Midwest’s most sought after magical performers, John Shore. Featuring performance at tableside and for the whole dining car, your evening will include an intimate performance that will amaze, baffle, and entertain. A magical dining experience suitable for the whole family. Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com


Half Price Books Donation Drive

Mar 17, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Half Price Books, 2656 Brice Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43068
Now through March 31, Half Price Books stores will serve as drop-off sites to collect new and used children’s books, and Half Price Books will match each book donated during the drive.

Each year, community members are encouraged to donate new and gently used children’s books during the book drive. Half Price Books employees then sort through the books to make sure children will receive only quality new and used books. The drive accepts any type of children’s book, including Spanish language books, as long as they are in good condition.


Sara Grimes, sara@thecreativecompany.com, 614-755-4110


Kentucky Christmas Tree Association's 11th Annual Plant Auction

Apr 11, 2015 10:00 AM

Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington
A portion of the proceeds will be used to provide one or more scholarships for students majoring in Forestry or related sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. A variety of annuals, perennials, balled and burlapped landscape trees and shrubs will be for sale.

William G. Moody, Christmas Memories Tree Farm, 859 223-1140


Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale

May 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Versailles and Woodford County
MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2015
2015 Spring Garden Tour and Plant Woodford County Versailles, Kentucky
Contact: Carol Duffy 859-879-6782
Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale Date Announced
A project to support Coats and Shoes for Woodford County Children

The 2015 Woodford County Woman’s Club Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 30th (Rain or Shine) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This spring’s tour will feature eight wonderfully diverse gardens in Versailles and Woodford County.
The gardens on this tour are located in both town and country. You will have an opportunity to view a formal English garden, a classic peony garden, a hellebore garden and a newly established berry garden. You will visit intimate town gardens and a shade loving cottage garden with a quaint garden shed. Another garden on the tour will feature KOI ponds connected by a waterfall and stream, a rock garden, a variety of garden rooms and unusual conifer plantings. You will visit a garden with a working labyrinth surrounded by a variety of perennials, vegetable gardens with a wide variety of plantings and a colorful wildflower garden. A special opportunity is awaiting you to travel along winding tree lined avenues to view award winning perennial beds on a well-known horse farm. Another stop on the tour you will discover a lovely formal designed entry garden along with a naturalistic side and back garden designed to have a meadow feel and then experience a unique, wonderful home tour on this 1800’s distillery site.
Before, during or after the tour stop by the Little House at 247 Lexington Avenue and visit our Garden Plant Sale.
This is a special garden tour you do not want to miss!
A portion of the proceeds from the Garden Tour will benefit Coats and Shoes for Kids Project for our Woodford County Children and other Woodford County Charities.
For more information about the tour visit our website www.woodfordcountywomansclub.org.
Date: Saturday, May 30th 2015 (Rain or Shine)
Time: 10:00 – 4:00
Place: Versailles and Woodford County
Tickets: $15.00 – Before May 30th $20.00 –Day of Tour



Carol Duffy 859-879-6782


Good Friday Services

Apr 3, 2015 7:00 PM

lexington, KY
We will be holding a Good Friday Service and Communion will be served. Bus transportation available.

Mickey Hyder
859-299-5112



Midway College Tack Sale

Apr 18, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Midway College Equestrian Center, 512 East Stephens St., Midway, KY 40347
Midway College will hold a tack sale on April 18 from 8 a.m.-4p.m. at its Equestrian Center. Available items include Western and English saddles, bits, pads, blankets, buckets, and turnout blankets. All proceeds will benefit Midway College's Equestrian teams.

Julie Peterson, 270-779-6845


Dance To Remember for Alzheimer's

Apr 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Lyric Theatre, 300 E Third St, Lexington KY
A performance by local adult dance groups showcasing their unique styles of dance. Ticket prices are $20/person for performance only or $35/person for performance, VIP
reception and premium seating.

Lyric Theatre, 859-280-2218 or lexingtonlyric.com


SHAKE YOUR ASANA: YOGA RAVE

Mar 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Centered 309 N Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502

Experience a Yoga Rave without having to travel to NYC, Chicago or Miami! This is a safe, healthy way to have FUN on a Friday night. DJ Nineoop will be spinning the beats. Centered LMT's will be offering $1-per-minute chair massage. We'll have the infrared sauna available and we'll be raffling off prizes and gifts. FREE glowsticks to the first 15 guests. Dance, do yoga, get a massage, sit in the sauna, enjoy some healthy foods and drinks, and have FUN.

Just $15 minimum donation OR $10 minimum if you bring a valid student ID. Feel free to wear your UK colors!




Lauren Higdon 859-721-1841


2015 Kitchens Tour of the Bluegrass

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 30th - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 31st - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lexington
This is an annual event that features a self-guided tour of beautiful kitchens throughout Lexington. Proceeds for this event go the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, which is an early childhood educational center for children with and without special needs.

Carol Russell


Go Green, Save Green Workshop

Mar 20, 2015 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

Bluegrass Commmunity and Technical College
Join us for the 6th annual Go Green, Save Green Workshop sponsored by Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government.

ANY business or organization can benefit from attending this event, including YOURS!

Topics include:
Green Jobs
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Landscaping
Renewable Energy Market
Passive Housing and Home Energy Rating System (HERS)
Net Zero Homes
West Liberty Rebuilding Efforts
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Grants for Efficiency and Water Quality
Recycling and Waste Reduction

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, zero-waste breakfast & lunch, and one drink ticket for Blue Stallion Brewing Company.
Free, ample parking is available at BCTC.

Please bring a copy of your online registration confirmation. On-site registration will be available at an increased rate.

Questions? Contact Bluegrass Greensource 859-266-1572.

Bluegrass Greensource
859-2661572



Community Inspired Solutions Community Yard Sale

Mar 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

323 Old Virginia Avenue, Lexington KY
This is a fundraising yard sale to support our GED and youth programming

Rebecca Webb , 604 Greenleaf Court, Lexington, KY 40505


Midsummer Night's Dream by The Lexington Ballet

Apr 11, 2015 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Lexington Opera House 401 W. Short Street Lexington, KY
Don’t miss your chance to see A Midsummer Night’s dream performed by the Lexington Ballet Company under the brilliant artistic direction and original choreography of Luis Dominguez. This two act ballet based upon the play by William Shakespeare and set to the music of Felix Medelssohn is sure to capture the attention of the whole family! The ballet takes place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest where there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. Join us as the Lexington Ballet presents this beloved classic on April 11th, 2015!


859-233-3535


Community Open House

Mar 10, 2015 6:00 PM

Lexington
Woman to Woman Kentuckiana of Lexington will be holding a free Open House on Tuesday March 10th at 6:00pm at Dudley Square on 380 South Mill Street, Suite 204. Woman to Woman Kentuckiana is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women to be their authentic selves, and is associated with the international non profit organization Woman Within. At the Open House, women will experience what it is like to sit in an Empowerment Circle, learn about upcoming Empowerment Trainings, and find out how they can be a part of the local Woman to Woman community.

For more information, contact Liz Haeberlin at ecircles@w2wkentuckiana.org or 859.533.8444.


R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery/Hoops & Homicide

Mar 14, 2015 5:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, KY 40508
Hoops & Homicide
March 14th @ 5:00 pm
Solomon Silver's estate is worth millions but the most sought after in his will are his University of Kentucky season basketball tickets. Vying for the valuable prize is his new trophy wife KiKi, his estranged son Sterling and his rowdy daughter Rosebud. Add to the game a mysterious mourner and a hard edged lawyer and you have an unstoppable team...especially when it comes to killing off the competition. Soon, Solomon isn't the only one who is dead.
Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


866-801-3463 www.kydinnertrain.com


National Association of Women Business Owners Monthly Meeting

Mar 17, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sal's, Lexington
Who Buys and Why?

Vanessa Jackson, Chair
Retailing & Tourism Management
University of Kentucky

What motivates a customer to buy your product or service? What motivates a client to do business with you instead of a competitor? Is it advertising, networking, references or something else? Find out how to position your company to attract more of the right clients. Vanessa Jackson, PhD is Chair of the UK Department of Retailing and Tourism Management. Her decision-making research focuses on the characterization of consumers when they approach the market to make a purchase. She has used this research to help small businesses through development and training. This program should help all of us understand purchases from the view of our customers.


Kristin Clark, 264-9707, Kristin.clark@kyfb.com


tadoo Lounge presents Bear Medicine and Joseph Allred (“The Moon Has Been All My Life” official vinyl release party)

Mar 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine St. Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
This month’s tadoo Lounge Session will double as the official vinyl release celebration for the LP “The Moon Has Been All My Life” from local chamber-influenced dream-rock band Bear Medicine. The event will feature a headlining performance from them and an opening set from Knoxville-based 12-string guitarist Joseph Allred.

Hosted as always at Smiley Pete Publishing, the Happy Hour-style event is free and all ages, with food from Wild Thyme Chef Allison Davis, cocktails (specially crafted by Brandon Judd using Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. mixers) and Sweetwater craft beer available for purchase.

Lexington’s own Bear Medicine is a mystical concept band, tempering a traditional rock quartet structure with celestial voices, cello, flute and piano. Self-described “soothers,” the group envisions their sound as a healing balm to the wounds of life.


info@tadoo.com


2015 Walk to END Alzheimer’s

Sep 26, 2015 Registration: 9:00 AM Walk: 10:00 AM

Fayette County Courthouse, Lexington, KY
Come join us as we walk to END Alzheimer’s through downtown Lexington! Register as an individual or as a team online at www.alz.org/walk. Please contact Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283 for additional information.


Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283


Lexington Rock Gem & Jewelry Show

Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 Sat - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sun. - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Clarion Hotel, 1050 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY/Near Exit 115 I-75
Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club in conjunction with former Rockhounds of Central Kentucky. Show includes minerals, jewelry, specimens, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions. Admission $2 adults, $1 children, $5 max family. Scouts in uniform free. Website: www.bggamc.homestead.com.

Allen Ferrell, 859-277-2469.


UK E-Day

Feb 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

UK College of Engineering, Lexington Campus
Engineers Day, or E-Day, is a celebration of everything engineering has to offer. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers our cell phones, engineers and computer scientists do the things that make our 21st-century world work. E-Day comes at the end of Engineers Week, an annual event sponsored by a coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies dedicated to promoting math and science literacy and ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

E-Day is a “come and go” type event. Most activities do not a have start time, although a few contests (Volcano and Egg Drop come to mind) will have a definitive time for judging. Most people find that they can’t make it around to every exhibit and contest because we have so many, so it is advisable to get here close to 9 am.

Chelsea Hansing 859-257-5823 www.engr.uky.edu/eday


2015 Walk it! Run it! Cure it! 5K Race

Mar 14, 2015 11:00 AM

Keeneland Race Course
Enjoy a Walk/Run at the beautiful Keeneland Race Course. The race begins between the Keeneland Library and Keene Barn and winds through the gently rolling hills of the Keeneland complex. The course is open but there will be plenty of volunteers to help guide you and keep you safe.

Pete Koutoulas
859-381-4138
pete.koutoulas@fayette.kyschools.us