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CITY NEW SKATEPARK IS NOW OPEN AT BERRY HILL PARK.
Skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters have a new park in Lexington to perfect the latest tricks. The City’s Division of Parks & Recreation and the non-profit group Friends for Skateparks announced the opening of the Berry Hill skatepark at 3489 Buckhorn Drive. The 18,000-square-foot skatepark features a flow bowl, snake run, street section, stairs and rails. “I think the park will be very popular with local skaters and bikers, and give out-of-town skaters a reason to come visit our city,” said Gavin Duerson, president of Friends for Skateparks. The park was designed and built by Dreamland Skateparks, LLC, an Oregon-based company with more than 20 years experience in skatepark construction. One of Dreamland’s craftsmen, Burke Morris, is a Lexington native who incorporated Bluegrass-themed elements into the design. Some of the concrete in the skatepark was stamped with horseshoes and stylized to mimic limestone, and one of the metal rails features galloping Thoroughbreds. Additional work on the skatepark will continue throughout the summer, including installation of a sidewalk, benches, signage, drinking fountain and landscaping. An opening celebration is planned for August.
TRANSPORTATION NICHOLASVILLE BYPASS PROJECT NEWS — During a recent news conference at the Jessamine County Chamber of Com-
The YMCA previewed renderings of their upcoming facility in Hamburg at their recent groundbreaking in June.
merce, Gov. Steve Beshear joined local and state leaders to outline initial plans for the East Nicholasville Bypass project. “With new and continued development, it is critical to meet and keep pace with the infrastructure demands of a growing economy,” said Gov. Beshear. “This project will improve mobility and safety and at the same time provide a much-needed link between Nicholasville, Lexington and surrounding communities.” Overall, the 7.4-mile project will be constructed in three sections at a projected cost of $123 million including the preconstruction phases. When complete, the new, four-lane route will complete the loop around Nicholasville and connect to the U.S. 27 West Bypass known locally as the Nicholasville Bypass. The project also includes a single-point diamond interchange at the intersection of U.S. 27 and the Nicholasville Bypass.
NEW HIRES FORCHT GROUP NAMES NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER — Forcht Group of Kentucky has named Greg Horsman as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mr. Horsman was most recently Vice President of Infrastructure, Security and Systems Support for Southern Graphic Systems in Louisville. Prior to joining Southern Graphic Systems, he worked in a similar capacity for Papa Johns International in Louisville. Mr. Horsman has over 23 years experience in information technology, application development, and systems development. In his new position, he will assume oversight of the Forcht Group technology team and operations, as well as the development of the company’s long-term information tech nology roadmap. Mr. Horsman is a native of Lexington and holds a B.A. in Organizational Management from Midway College.
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ny Hamburg resident knows that the majority of our roads are named after noteworthy Lexington racehorses, but you still may giggle at the sign at the corner of Man O War and Saul Good. One frequently asked question by people unfamiliar with Hamburg maybe “What’s up with Pink Pigeon Way?” Hamburg was once a massive horse farm that spanned around 2,000 acres. Hamburg Place housed many horses from its establishment in 1898, one of which being a broodmare named Pink Pigeon. Pink Pigeon (1964–1976) was a seven-time stakes winning filly owned and bred by the renowned horse breeder John E. Madden at Hamburg Place. The Madden family owned a slew of prosperous racehorses, including the more famous Star Shoot and Old Rosebud. Pink Pigeon is special in that she comes from a long line of successful athletes, coincidentally also bearing interesting names. T.V. Lark was the sire of Pink Pigeon, and entered into the world with tough (horse) shoes to fill. He was a descendant of the famous horse Nearco, who was referred to as “one of the greatest racehorses of the Twentieth Century” and “one of the most important sires of the century,” by Thorough-
bred Heritage. Nearco was undefeated, winning 14 races at distances from 5 furlongs (1,000m) to 1 mile 7 furlongs (3,000m). He is also famous for being the patriarch to what is considered the most dominant sire line of all time. Although that is a staggering legacy, T.V. Lark had no qualms holding his own as a racer. He won the 1960 Arlington Classic, the Washington Park Handicap and the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap. He never ran in the Kentucky Derby, but did run the Preakness Stakes, where he finished 6th behind the winner, Bally Ache. While that was dissatisfying, he got the last word when he beat Bally Ache in the 1960 United Nations Handicap. T.V. Lark was named the leading sire in the United States in 1974, when his offspring had collectively won 121 races. In 1961 he was named the American Champion Male Turf Horse award, an award that is now part of the Eclipse Awards program. This award is given annually to a Colt or Gelding, regardless of age, for their performance on grass racecourses. Now you know a little bit of history about some of Hamburg’s most eclectically named horses and streets. Anyone can visit the famous filly Pink Pigeon and her sire T.V. Lark at the Madden Cemetery, located here in Hamburg.
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CELEBRATE THURSDAY, JULY 2 Great American Pie Contest: The old-fashioned Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social, hosted by Alltech, kicks off the festivities on July 2. The pies will be cut and Chaneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dairy Barn ice cream will be served at noon at Cheapside Park.
FRIDAY, JULY 3 Patriotic concert: patriotic music concert featuring the Lexington Philharmonic is at 8 p.m. July 3, on the lawn of Old Morrison at Transylvania University.
SATURDAY, JULY 4 Bluegrass 10,000: The annual Bluegrass 10,000 will be held July 4. The crank wheelchair division starts at 7:20 a.m., the wheelchair division starts at 7:25 a.m., the 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. Street Festival 9:00am-6:00pm Parade: 2:00pm Fireworks 10:00pm (Various downtown locations)
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THE BLUEGRASS FARMERS MARKET is open 9 am to 2 pm at the Liquor Barn in Hamburg, 1837 Plaudit Place.
THE GREAT AMERICAN PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL is at the Cheapside Pavilion on Thursday, July 2. Pie bakers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. Awards presented in two categories: scratch and semi-homemade. After judging, slices of pie will be available for free at the Ice Cream Social, along with Chaney’s Dairy Barn Ice Cream.
COBA COCINA has added a summer menu which includes tequila-flamed queso fundido, southern fried chicken tacos, and shrimp and grits. CRANK AND BOOM ICE CREAM and MIDDLE FORK KITCHEN BAR have opened in Lexington’s Distillery District. FREAKIN’ UNBELIEVABLE BURGERS, a fast-casual artisanal burger joint, is opening in the former Hugh Jass burgers location this month, along with Street Craves. LEXINGTON PASTA’S PASTA GARAGE has opened on Delaware. A FARM STAND is now open Sundays in Chevy Chase, in a parking lot near the Euclid/High/ Fontaine intersection. Hours are 10 am to 2 pm, but it had nearly sold out by 11 am on opening day in June.
Alfalfa will host KENTUCKY FISH FRY FRIDAYS every Friday night in July starting July 3. Meals will feature wild caught Kentucky blue catfish from Land Between the Lakes. On July 4, BLUE STALLION BREWING is tapping a special Independence Day brew in honor of American Hops. Yuda IPA is the first special release of an IPA brewed and dry-hopped with American hops, specifically Amarillo, Centennial, and Columbus. Food trucks The Gastro Gnomes and Rolling Oven will also be on site starting at 5 pm.
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Through July 5, Old Chicago Pizza is celebrating the SUMMER ACROSS AMERICA series with Part 1: New York.
sonal menu and local beer, wine, and spirit pairings. Partial proceeds go to the LexEffect Giving Fund.
The Holly Hill Inn will host the HOLLY HILL INN WINE GUILD on July 9-10. Join Steve Mancuso to taste and compare the ancient grape varietals of Ancient Greece, including Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Aglianico, and Sangiovese. Seatings available at 6 pm and 7:30 pm.
Shaker Village is hosting DINNER ON THE GROUNDS: A JAMES FARMER PARTY on July 18, starting at 6:30 pm. Spend a summer evening with garden-to-table lifestyle expert and Southern Living editor-at-large James Farmer. Enjoy a meal prepared from his latest cookbook, along with garden and design advice. The evening also features live music on the lawn and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails.
Good Foods present a FOOD PANEL as a part of the Lexington Art League’s FEAST series. The panel will be at the Loudoun House at 5:30 pm on July 10. FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL is an exploration of food and eating as seen through the diverse perspectives of thirty-five local and international artists. The LEXEFFECT CHEW DINNER SERIES hosts their Summer Dinner on Thursday, July 16 at the Hunt Morgan House at 7:30 pm. The quarterly dinner series celebrates Lexington neighborhoods with chef-driven farm to table dinners through a locally sourced sea-
GleanKY hosts its third annual picnic-style fundraiser, BURGERS & BEATS, on Sunday, July 19 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Wallace Station in Versailles, Kentucky. Burgers & Beats features live music from Quintessence, food by Chef Ouita Michel, dessert from Crank & Boom, and games and activities for children. FOURTH FRIDAY FAMILY PICNIC, a Lexington Art League FEAST event, from 6-9 pm at the Loudoun House on July 24.
Fried basil at the cookouts
BY TOM YATES
pparently, I’ll fry anything. We finally grilled out the other night: succulent fall-off-the-bones baby back ribs, rubbed, grilled, and sauced with the perfect ratio of vinegar to molasses for a tangy sweet sauce. Sticky sweet and mouth popping tart. The ribs were exceptional, especially when paired with candied bacon baked beans. Pork with pork. Pork on pork. It couldn’t get any better. We had market corn lounging in the vegetable bin....waiting for the grill. Still fresh and tightly husked, it begged for fire. We’ve had corn every which way but loose this summer; steamed, boiled, creamed, chowdered, grilled bacon-wrapped, buttered with zested lime salt, and deep fried on the cob. I wanted something different. Really different. I grilled Silver Queen corn alongside the ribs with grape tomato skewers until they were slightly charred and caramelized. While still hot from the grill, I slathered the grilled corn with butter and showered it with sea salt, pepper, tons of nutty parmesan reggiano, and crumbled deep fried basil. Deep fried basil? Yep. I have fried everything this summer. Why not basil? Flash frying the basil trans-
formed it into beautiful stained-glass crispy leaves. Not quite fresh, but certainly not dried, it retained a slight fresh basil anise flavor with crisp boldness. The broken fried basil stuck to the buttered cornlike decoupage without the rub down, which ensured its staying power during our animalistic gnawing and manhandling of it. Nutty. Sweet. Salty. Buttery. Basil-y. Slippery finger food. Barbecued pork lips and buttered basil fingers. Now, that’s a cookout!
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The Saddlebred Soirée
Lexington Junior League saddles up again for annual horse show BY TARA LEISURE
et ready for a charitable day at the races; it’s time again for the 79th Annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show at the Red Mile. The Junior League of Lexington hosts their annual event July 6-11, 2015. The Charity Horse Show has been a Junior League tradition since 1937, when it began as a fundraiser for community programs. It remains for this purpose, but has grown to be the world’s largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred Triple Crown. “Lexingtonians should know that this is a major equestrian sporting event, right in their own backyard,” says Amanda Laborio, a Junior League member and this year’s Horse Show Chair. She explains that the Junior League’s chosen philanthropies are provided funds that go towards a variety of civic improvements that can be seen all over Lexington. “The preservation of the Bodley-Bullock House,” an historic home in Gratz Park which houses the League’s office, will be funded for “renovation and ongoing maintenance projects,” she says. “The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass will be receiving new play equipment that will be utilized for children who experience trauma as a result of sexual abuse. “Girls on the Run of Central KY will be getting scholarships for girls to join their mentoring program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident via curriculum that creatively integrates running. “A ‘Super Saturday’ will be funded at KET to allow young children to have a hands-on experience with music, science, and health exploration. “The Visually Impaired Preschool Services is being provided with welcome bags for children with visual impairments.” The show is known for being the world’s largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show in existence, as it attracts over 30,000 spectators every year. Its out-of-town visitors generate nearly $5 million for the Lexington community each year during their stay. Almost one thousand exhibitors travel from all over the world to compete for $70,000 in prize money. In addition to seeing some of the finest horses in the world, the show features a unique set of events, several dining options, and shopping in the Gaited Gallery each night.
his year’s show will feature unique, family-friendly events you don’t have to be a horse show veteran to enjoy, Laborio says.
Tuesday’s Family Night begins at 6:30pm with the stick horse race, followed by bounce houses, face painting, and pony rides. Wednesday is a theme night titled “Brims and Bridles,” that includes a fashion show by Glasscock Boutique. Thursday’s theme is “Paint the Red Mile Pink,” in honor of the Horses and Hope initiative. Kentucky’s First Lady, Jane Beshear will be in attendance for that event. Saturday morning 10:30am is the second annual dog show, where guests can enter your dog into classes such as Puppy, Costume, Pedigree, and Trick Dog.
Laborio has three helpful tips for any potential new attendees to the Horse Show: 1. Come prepared to shop! In addition to the sporting aspect of the Show, we also have the Gaited Gallery that will be full of vendors offering a variety of items, some equestrian related but not all of them. 2. There are special events going on throughout the Show, from Family Night on Tuesday the 7th to the Dog Show on Saturday morning of the 11th, so be aware of the event schedule to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!
3. Bring your friends and family! This is a great event that is entertaining for all ages The 2015 Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show, presented by Forcht Bank and My Favorite Things, is July 6-11, 2015. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free. Morning Sessions are free to the public. Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington.
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he vast majority of Kentucky voters, including parents with children in public schools, support the healthy school meal standards in effect nationwide, according to a poll released in June by the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project. Seventy-five percent of Kentucky voters overall and 76 percent of public school parents back the National School Lunch Program’s enhanced nutritional guidelines, now in their third year. Roughly seven in 10 support federal rules implemented in 2014 that regulate food and drinks sold in school vending machines, at snack bars, and on a la carte menus. Polling was conducted among a representative sample of registered voters in Kentucky that included an oversampling of parents with children in public schools. The survey found that 97 percent of voters and 96 percent of public school parents think serving nutritious foods in schools is important to “ensure that children are prepared to learn and do their best.” “Research firmly supports what every parent and teacher knows from experience: students who eat well and exercise do better academically,” said Liza Holland, secretary of the Kentucky PTA and mother of two teenagers. “It is good to see that voters across our state support healthy meals in schools as a means to help all kids excel in the classroom.” Large majorities in Kentucky favor the following standards in the national school meal guidelines: • 96 percent of voters and 97 percent of parents support the requirement that schools include a serving of fruits or vegetables with every meal. • 76 percent of voters and 74 percent of parents think schools should provide foods made from whole grains with every meal. • 76 percent of voters and 76 percent of parents say salt should be limited. Additionally, 72 percent of voters and 69 percent of parents support current nutrition standards requiring healthier snack foods and drinks. The survey also asked whether certain other changes would improve school meals. More than 7 in 10 voters and parents in Kentucky say that meals would be substantially better if schools offered a greater variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A study released in March by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity shows that students are eating more nutritious foods and discarding less of their lunches under the healthier standards. Specifically, kids ate 13 percent more of their entrees and nearly 20 percent more of their vegetables in 2014 than in 2012, before the national standards were updated. Kids on average finished about three-quarters of each fruit serving in 2014, the same
“Research firmly supports what every parent and teacher knows from experience: students who eat well and exercise do better academically.” — Liza Holland, secretary of the Kentucky PTA and mother of two teenagers. as in 2012, but the share of students selecting fruit with lunch rose 12 percent. “Nutrition is especially important for children as it affects every aspect of growth and development,” said Erin Frazier M.D., pediatrician at Kosair Children’s Hospital. “Good nutrition improves educational performance, increases IQ, strengthens the immune system and leads to an overall sense of well-being. Schools have a real opportunity to model healthy choices that will benefit students their entire lives.” Kentucky districts participating in the national school meal programs served more than 128 million breakfasts and lunches during the 2013-14 school year, resulting in more than $265 million in federal reimbursements. All of the state’s school districts met the healthier requirements for lunches as of December 2014. “Healthier meals are now the norm in Kentucky schools, and this poll shows that parents approve of these changes,” said Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project. “Strong school nutrition standards ensure that cafeteria menus reinforce the good habits that all parents want their children to learn. Parents and voters clearly recognize that healthy school food is critical for students’ health and their academic success.” ### The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project provides nonpartisan analysis and evidence-based recommendations on policies that affect the safety and healthfulness of school foods. The project is a collaboration between The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more at healthyschoolfoodsnow. org. The statewide poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates.
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Friday, Raven Run)– Come out to Raven Run for their exploring the night program – Creatures of the Night. 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.
July 1-29 SPANISH FOR KIDS — (Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm) Children are quick learners when it comes to new languages. Give your child a head start in understanding Spanish. An experienced teacher will lead these fun-filled workshops. Spanish language and culture will be taught through games, music and crafts that help students develop verbal and motor skills.
July 2 DISCOVERY NIGHT: THE ART OF FASHION (6pm - 8pm,Living Arts and Science Center.)– Join us for a fabulous evening of exploring the art of fashion! Discover the truly unique art of local fashion designer, Soreyda Benedit Begley, who creates amazing designs from recycled and repurposed materials and transforms them into elegant pieces of wearable fashion art! Try your hand at creating a piece of fashion art to take home – design and make a headdress, scarf, piece of jewelry or hat using some unexpected materials.
July 12 LITTLE EXPLORERS (1 p.m.,Raven Run)– 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.
July 16-26 THE LEXINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE
PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ– 14th annual Summer Family Musical, The Wizard of Oz showing daily. July 16, 17,24, and 25 at 7:30pm, July 18,19, 25, and 26 at 2 p.m.
July 18 JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM– INSECT HOTEL (10 a.m., McConnell Springs)–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 insects. Registration for this free program is required and can be done by calling 225-4073. LEXINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS THE FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD BREAKFAST at Jo-
seph-Beth’s Bronte Bistro on July 18 at 8:30 am. Join Dorothy, Toto, and the Lexington Children’s Theatre for a breakfast including crafts, photo-ops, and pancakes at the Bistro.
July 19 HARMONY DAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE(4:30 pm to 6 pm)– You are cordially invited to a back-to-school Open House. See the HDMS classrooms, meet the faculty, ask questions and learn why HDMS is such a special place for children to grow, love and learn!
July 24 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (8:30 p.m.,
FAMILY EXPLORER’S NIGHT AT SHAKER VILLIAGE OF PLEASANT HILL— Calling all adventure seekers. This action-packed night in the dark barely leaves room for a little shut-eye. Discover plenty of behind the scenes exploration, glow adventures, free time with fellow explorers and more. Registration and a complete schedule will be available soon; one adult is required per three children. (859) 7345411. Registration required. For ages 6 and over. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Overnight to 9:30 a.m. 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. www.shakervillageky.org.
July 31 BALLET UNDER THE STARS TEA– (6 p.m., through Aug 2, Woodland Park gazebo) - In honor of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show (Little Mermaid), Parks is hosting a series of tea parties for children. Friday-Sunday before the ballet, children can don their favorite tutu, princess dress or tiara and attend a fantastic, fun-filled event. All attendees will meet Ariel and friends and learn a special dance while enjoying food, party favors and tattoos. There are 75 spots available per Tea. Online registration will begin at noon on July 1 and will remain open until July 22 or until all teas are full.
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H E A LT H A N D W E L L N E S S Every Monday THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK RUN/ WALK CLUB meets every Monday until September 28 between 5-8 p.m. Run or walk our routes at your own pace through the beautiful property. Road bike enthusiasts are also welcome to join the Bluegrass Cycling Club as they make their around Lexington and Georgetown. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meetand-greets.
July 4 BLUEGRASS 10,000 FOOT RACE — (7:25 a.m.–Wheelchair Division; 7:30 a.m.–10K Race; and 8:15 a.m.–Fun Run, Saturday, July 4, Downtown Lexington)– Come out and cheer on the over 3,500 men, women and youth who have made it a Fourth of July tradition to participate in this race. The wheelchair division will begin at 7:25 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 8:15 a.m.
After the race, stay downtown and enjoy special entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, Fourth of July parade, July Fourth Live and fireworks. For additional information on the Bluegrass 10,000, contact Lexington Parks & Recreation at 288-2900. THE GREAT BUFFALO CHASE 5K — 8 a.m. at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 14th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic distillery. Cash prizes for top three men and women. Race begins at 8 a.m. $15 prior to June 25. $20 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online at buffalotracedistillery.com/events starting.
July 10 PADDLE + YOGA WEEKEND — Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - 3501 Lexington Rd. Discover your adventurous spirit this summer at Shaker Village! Join us for four special weekends of paddling and yoga activities, presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga.
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and non-refundable prepayment necessary Up for a challenge? Join Possum Yoga for stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga to test your balance, focus and core strength. Participants will learn the yoga flow on land, then take a warm-up paddle around the pond, before repeating the yoga flow on the board. Instructors will modify poses based on abilities. Suitable for ages 12 and older. GLOW PADDLE Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $60 per person (includes kayak) $45 per person (includes canoe) $25 per person (bring your own vessel) Reservations and non-refundable prepayment necessary Join us for an evening adventure on the Kentucky River. The black of night will be illuminated by glowing lights as you navigate the river. Suitable for ages 12 and older.
July 13 SENIOR DIABETIC SUPPORT CLASS 2nd Monday of the Month at the Lexington Senior Center
July 25 THE SHEPHERD’S HOUSE ‘S RUN FOR RECOVERY is scheduled for July 25, 2015 at the Keeneland race course. The Run For Recovery is made up of a 5K run and a 1 mile fun walk and is pet friendly. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the fun walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Register early for only $22 or you can register at the event for $25.
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An overview of the 2015 Grand Tour of Homes
t’s that time of year again. The doors will open, each stair will be polished, and all hedges will be trimmed to make way for all of Lexington to view a variety of the best newly-built homes in Fayette County. The Tour is an opportunity for Lexington homeowners and prospective homeowners to see the year’s trends and latest technology in action. This year the Grand Tour of Homes features 30 new homes peppered throughout neighborhoods in Fayette, Scott and Woodford counties. The self-guided tour will provide guests with a sampling of the most up-to-date home features in windows, insulation, heating, cooling and lighting, all boasting the latest in energy-efficiency standards. These homes showcase the innovation of the Certified Professional Builders who make up the Home Builders Association of Lexington. The builders represented in this year’s tour include Andover Construction, Ball Homes, James Monroe Homes, Commonwealth Designs, Byer Builders, Briggs Homes, Jimmy Nash Homes, Anderson Communities and Justice Builders. Lisa Ball told us during last year’s tour, “This is a wonderful opportunity to get a comprehensive look at what is available in new homes in our area. I’ve lived here all my life, and take great pride in being part of such a wonderful community. It is a great opportunity to work together with others who share a desire to create and support great places to live, and to give back to the community. The Tour offers a great chance to meet people who are interested in new home ideas, but who might not otherwise make it out to an open house. It is a wonderful opportunity to show what is new in design, energy efficiency, and comfort and convenience features. Many people don’t realize how much new homes evolve in even a few years in terms of energy savings, livability, and style.” The 2015 Home of Excellence this year showcases ‘The Amelia’ by Jimmy Nash Homes located in Patchen Wilkes. A SAMPLING OF HOMES Looking to view a certain aesthetic or amenity during your tour? 1851 Battery Street is an award winning 2-story plan by Byer Builders, and features a full walkout basement. The home at 527 Laketower Drive features a private boat dock and walking trail. 124 Sutton Way and 2329 Patchen Wilkes both have nine foot ceilings in their foyers.
6001 Crabapple Road has a mudroom and separate utility room off the garage and has a huge bonus room that could easily be converted into a fourth bedroom because it has its own full bathroom. 1792 Goodpaster Way has upgraded Bosch appliances in the kitchen, and marble flooring and custom tiled shower in the master bath. 3260 Polo Club Boulevard features a two-story entry with a loft area on the second level and rounded drywall corners. 100 Somersly Place has a sun room,
covered patio, a two car garage with carriage style doors and a two story family room with grand fireplace. For vintage charm see 1925 General Warfield Way, the Home of Excellence. It has crystal doorknobs throughout, a benchseat in the breakfast room, ceiling to floor trim around the mirrored master closets, and solid gray hardwood floors. 3832 Cayman Way includes a floor master and a first floor guest suite. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms each with their own full bathroom. The vaulted kitchen is open to the hearth room and stunning views of the
mature tree lined can be enjoyed from the great-room or covered deck. Additional features include Anderson windows, geothermal heating and cooling, 3 car garage, and Trex deck/screened in porch. For those interested in touring, the homes will be open and available for viewing on weekends July 17-19, and 24-26. Fridays 5pm-9pm, Saturdays 11am-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. There will also be representatives at each of the homes to answer various questions and explain their projects more in depth for those that are curious. Admission is free.
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BY KIM THOMAS
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It’s a marvelous night for a moondance
or some reason, I avoided outside theatre all my life, until about 12 years ago when my friend Mary took me to the Arboretum to see THE THREE MUSKETEERS. The fight scenes were so wonderfully staged, you could see every twist and turn from the back row… and the crowd roared, we laughed and laughed. From then on, I was hooked. Sure, I needed to prepare for the bug onslaught and feeling of dehydration that came with hours of drinking wine from a box, but it was all worth every bite and nip. Each year thereafter, I have made an effort to see at least one outdoor show, especially if it is presented by those at SummerFest.
What is SummerFest?
Assemble dozens of actors, technicians, and staff members, gripping plays and musicals, wonderful sponsors, thousands of art loving, wine-toting, cheese-cutting casts of audience members, and you will have an idea of the profoundly pure fun that invades the Moondance Amphitheater each July. This wonderful carnival-upon-Beaumont creature is SummerFest. SummerFest began over 30 years ago as The Lexington Shakespeare Festival, and in 2007, under a new Board of Directors and staff, became SummerFest. Wes Nelson, executive director, is proud of its growth. “We have seen two and three generations of many families out under the stars, enjoying a picnic basket, perhaps a little wine, and some of the best theatre that this area has to offer.” Nelson credits SummerFest’s array of theatre choices for its success. “SummerFest has presented many of William Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. Beginning about ten or so years ago, SummerFest also became a presenter of musicals. RENT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A CHORUS LINE to name a few, have all shared their special worlds with our audiences. Each summer we present a variety of shows that will surely please all tastes, and the quality is such that our audiences will discover that they cannot stay away.” This summer’s programming is the Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winning musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, and William Shakespeare’s hilarious
classic, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. NATALIE CUMMINS is in her first year as production manager notes. Her first actual SummerFest show was HAIR in 2008. After that, she was stage manager THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in 2010, RICHARD III in 2011, and A CHORUS LINE in 2013. Cummins is a self-described “slightly unusual stage manager in that I love doing outdoor theatre. I cut my teeth as the assistant stage manager/props mistress in 2003 on the long-running outdoor production DANIEL BOONE: THE MAN AND THE LEGEND in Harrodsburg. That same year I had the tremendous experience to stage manage for the AGL production of BAT BOY, under the direction of Mike Thomas and Mark Funk. When they mentioned doing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR the next summer, I jumped at the chance (partly because it was outdoors and working with them, but also because I’d grown up listening to the album).” She believes Shakespeare In the Park fans will enjoy the new experience at MoonDance Theatre. “As much as I loved doing shows at the Arboretum, actually producing theatre there was always a tremendous challenge. There was no tangible infrastructure; each year the stage had to be reconstructed from scratch, the light poles had to be sunk and connected to the mains, and the trailers and portable toilets had to be rented and brought in. While the location near downtown was nice, the MoonDance Amphitheater represents a large cost savings and provides a much nicer environment for watching shows. Last year was the first year of Summerfest at MoonDance, and as an audience member, I can testify that the experience was wonderful. Parking was easy, the sightlines were great and a large number of people can fit very comfortably into that space thanks to the thoughtfully-tiered layout.” She emphasizes the new creature comforts will make a difference in the SummerFest experience. “Also, don’t ever discount the importance of a real restroom! Plus, the location is near so many great eating establishments, which means you can have a nice dinner beforehand, or get take-out, or simply visit Kroger or Liquor Barn to pick up your picnic items and bring them to the show. It’s wonderfully relaxed.” “As for the selection of shows this year, SPAMALOT is a musical I had the great
Matt Seckman (left) and Jacob Karnes (right) in Summerfest’s 2014 production of Little Shop of Horrors. Both will appear in this season’sproduction of Spamalot.
fortune to see in London several years back. People will enjoy it because it’s based heavily on the movie MONTY PYTHON and the Holy Grail, and it was in fact co-adapted by Eric Idle. It’s funny and fast-paced and rather silly (and a lot of the dialogue will be familiar). Viewers will recognize several of the songs, but others were written specifically for this adaptation, and they’re fabulous.” She adds, “THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will take several cues from Monty Python, and that will link the season, in a sense. Since it’s a classic Shakespearean comedy about mistaken identity, the script is ripe for opportunities to play up that angle, and a Python-esque absurdity definitely helps. I’m sure Bob Singleton can comment more about that! Both shows will share the same stage in rotating rep, and certain scenic elements will be swapped out from week to week to distinguish the two.” BOB SINGLETON tells us this is his first time directing for SummerFest, “first time directing for outdoor theatre, first time directing Shakespeare.” Singleton has performed for four SummerFest productions. He especially enjoyed teaming up with Adam Luckey for one SummerFest show. “JEKYLL AND HYDE was memorable for the style of the production, and it was my first; 12TH NIGHT was a brief
chance to chew some scenery to pieces, which is always fun, too, however, I can already tell that COMEDY OF ERRORS will be my favorite SummerFest directing experience!” Singleton adds, “It’s a novel play for Shakespeare in that it is one of only two he wrote that adheres to the classical unities: everything takes place within a 24hour period, in (basically) one location, and the action serves one primary plot. This has allowed for what I think is a very streamlined production. The show will move at a fast pace, but a lot of ground will also be covered. It’s one of Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical productions, which I think works well for an outdoor production. We’re taking advantage of the opportunity for physical spectacle, and I’m kinda anxious to start working in the actual space with the great set we’re gonna have.” Singleton emphasizes the new venue’s strengths make the evening of theatre under the stars much easier to enjoy than in past. “All performances are at MoonDance Amphitheatre in Beaumont. It’s a great place for outdoor shows. All seats are good, the bathrooms are real, and the food trucks rock.” “COMEDY OF ERRORS was selected to run with SPAMALOT in part because it’s the kind of story that might be dreamt up by the Python fellas. Sprinkled throughout the production, you’ll hear some echos, I hope, of many comedy genres and giants that are
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familiar to audiences. And maybe a couple of Easter eggs... “ “Double the antics! Double the hijinks! Double the twins! That’s right, Shakespeare’s earliest and wackiest comedy features not one, but two sets of identical twins, leading to twice the confusion, and twice the fun. Twin masters Antipholus and Antipholus and their twin servants Dromio and Dromio, separated at birth and each unknown to the other, just happen to end up in the same town on the same day. What ensues is an increasingly unlikely string of misunderstandings and mistaken identities as the twins unintentionally wreak havoc on each other’s lives. You’ll be doubled over with laughter at Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.” “There are a number of folks who are new to SummerFest and in some cases new to the Lexington area (with cast members from Richmond and Wilmore). It’s a very talented, creative, intelligent, and involved cast - all the way around including Lindsay Warnick. She was stage manager for 12th Night, which is how I met her. She’s fantastic - having the chance to work with her again is one of the reasons I’m doing this production.” ALEX MADDOX is portraying one of the twins, Antipholous of Syracuse. “My character has been on a quest to find his mother and his twin brother, Antipholous of Ephesus. The play opens with my character arriving in Ephesus, where my brother is a prosperous citizen. Now that we’re both in the same town, mistaken identities ensue and we’re off to the races!” “Antipholous of Syracuse is challenging in a completely different way - Shakespeare. I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in several productions around Lexington, but I haven’t performed Shakespeare since high school. I took courses devoted to Shakespeare at UK when I was studying for my theatre degree, but this will be the first time I’ve actually performed Shakespeare
in years. I’m diving into the language and learning more and more each rehearsal. But this is a different beast to tame. I’m developing the character as we speak, so you’ll have to come out to MoonDance to see how he turns out!” ALY MILLER plays the Courtezan, and was last seen on stage “about a year ago with a BCTC show called THE DIVINERS. I feel that both of my characters are quite sassy but for different reasons. Goldie was just a classic southern woman not afraid to speak her mind - and the Courtezan, let’s just say, is always on point with her job! This will actually be my first SummerFest production and my first time doing an outdoor show and I’m so excited!”
SPAMALOT! MATT SECKMAN is playing the part of King Arthur and has appeared six times with SummerFest. “I played Seymour last year in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Oberon in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Eddie (also the Narrator) in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, to name a few. My first show with SummerFest was JEKYLL AND HYDE in 2009.” “In SPAMALOT, I’m playing Arthur, King of the Britons, so there’s a world of difference between these two characters, geographically, socially and mentally. For context, LITTLE SHOP was an American horror comedy, where SPAMALOT is based on a British parody comedy (MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL). Seymour was meek and a pushover, easily manipulated by the talking Audrey II into doing whatever it took to become famous (including killing). King Arthur, on the other hand, is a grandiose and confident character who believes himself worthy of greatness and (with his God’s help) seeks out opportunities to become a legendary King. I find it quite interesting how both these characters want the same things in
life but their paths are very different!” he observes. Seckman states for him, “the biggest challenge I face in SPAMALOT is making sure I rise to the same caliber of comedic talent as my fellow actors. There are some really funny people in this cast, and most of them play 3 or 4 different characters in the show. Bringing all those characters to life, and to make them all funny, is quite a challenge. So, it’s important I get the humor right when playing Arthur, as he’s the only character I play. British humor is different from what most American audiences are used to – this show pokes fun of the social hierarchy in British history, making the royals and elites look like idiots, while the common people are really the brains behind everything. You really have to keep that idea in mind, when watching it. And also, that the absurdity of the situations is what makes it funny.” Seckman believes that people who are familiar with the movie will love SPAMALOT, “I’m sure of it! It has almost all of those moments the fans love, the French taunter, the Black Knight, both rabbits, etc. There’s even something in there for the LIFE OF BRIAN fans! I only wish the original Producers of Spamalot had left in the scene with the false witch, which is one of my favorite scenes from the movie.” However, he explains it is very different from the ending in the movie. “Of course, I can’t tell you why, or how, as that would ruin the surprise! But trust me, it has the same absurd Monty Python feel that the audiences expect. And no llamas will be hurt during our production, you have my word on that. We have professional trainers from Cirque Du Lama on hand at all times!” he laughs. JACOB KARNES seems to be the perfect fit for (and has the comical task of) filling the brave and bold booties of Sir Robin in SPAMALOT. He confirms, “I am playing brave Sir Robin, whose great deeds have been all but lost to antiquity. If you’ve never read THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, he plays a major role; if you have read it, well, then you know he isn’t in it.” “The last roles I played were Simon Foul in the Rep’s CHRISTMAS SMACKOFF and Mr. Mushnik in last summer’s LITTLE SHOP. Every role I play, I get cast as a handsome,handsome man. It’s typecasting, but I’m used to it,” he deadpans. He admits, “If I said I was a dancer I would be lying. So, dancing is the hardest part for me-—especially when singing at the same time. I’m not a dancer in any traditional sense of the word. I say I ‘move well.’ This is not true either, but I say it … but it’s always a pleasure working with Diana Evans; we have worked together for so many years, she knows how to bring out the best in me.” “The show is really funny. It’s hard to say what the best part is. One never knows how ridiculous galloping is, until you try it with a straight face. Whether you’re a fan
JULY 2015 | 19 of Monty Python or musical theatre, this show should be a blast. If you’re not a fan of Monty Python or musical theatre, let me know what you are a fan of, and I’ll work that in as well,” Karnes says, amplifying his desire to please the crowds. First time SummerFester and Lady of the Lake, STAFFORD HARTMAN’s background is in opera performance. “I earned my bachelors degree in voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, after which I spent two seasons as an artist-in-residence at Opera Memphis, and I am now entering my second year as a graduate student in vocal performance at UK. I am also the director of musical productions at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) in Lexington. I play the role of Lady of the Lake, the ‘moistened bint’ who gives Excalibur to Arthur and helps him off on his quest. I am, primarily, a classical singer. Fortunately, Lady of the Lake is a caricature of Broadway’s archetypal ‘diva’ roles, and she’s not so different from some of the roles I have performed in opera: she has a lot of emotions, she has a lot of high notes, and she likes a lot of attention. This role has been so much fun because the music allows me to play with different styles, like pop, gospel, and jazz, while still adding touches of my classical chops. The challenge is, of course, navigating those styles successfully.” For Hartman, the funniest moments in rehearsal happen when watching her cast mates. “Wes has given everyone a great deal of freedom to develop our own comedy, and it’s hilarious to watch what ‘bits’ the actors come up with.” Her outdoor theatre memories include early memories from high school, “and summers that I came home from college, my friends and I would attend annual performances at the Arboretum, when they were produced by Shakespeare in the Park. This history of summer theater is a part of my own, hometown mythology. I am proud to be woven into the 2015 SummerFest season because it represents Lexington’s invaluable arts culture, which inspired me in my adolescence, and is more vibrant today than ever before.” Now … bring me a SHRUBBERY! -------------------------Production dates for COMEDY OF ERRORS are July 16-19 and July 30-August 2 (Thursdays through Sundays). Gates open at 7pm all nights, and the show starts at 830pm. Spamalot runs July 9-12 and 23-26. Same start times. Tickets are from $10 (bring your own chair) to $60. There is plenty of parking in the MoonDance area of Beaumont; food trucks will be available and everyone gets a good seat.
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somewhere THE HAMBURG JOURNAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July (various dates)
Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s SUMMERFEST — Featuring Spamalot & The Comedy of Errors. MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre, 1152 Monarch Street, will play host to this year’s SUMMERFEST, one of the region’s oldest continually operating summer theatre experiences. This year’s event will feature Monty Python’s Spamalot and William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. For detailed information, including dates, times, and ticket information, visit mykct.org. Production dates for Comedy Of Errors are July 16-19 and July 30-August 2 (Thursdays through Sundays). Gates open at 7pm all nights, and the show starts at 830pm. Spamalot runs July 9-12 and 23-26. Same start times. Tickets are from $10 (bring your own chair) to $60. There is plenty of parking in the MoonDance area of Beaumont. ON THE VERGE PRESENTS LEGACY OF LIGHT — 8 p.m. at ArtsPlace.An unconventional take on Karen Zacarias’ smart, funny play about science, seduction, stars, synchronicity, the whole shebang. Brought to life in a former gymnasium by a theater company that thrives on the unexpected. At ArtsPlace on July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19. Tickets at ontheverge.org. EXPOS - 2015 GRAND TOUR OF HOMES — 5-9 p.m. The Home Builders Association of Lexington presents the 2015 scattered site Grand Tour of Homes Dates: 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. To see the full list of home locations, please visit the Home Builders Association of Lexington website.
July 1 AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER
The Eagles BLASTER FUNDRAISER — 7-11 p.m. The American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser is an annual charity event benefiting the bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes dinner and drinks as well as live and silent auctions. Live music will be provided.
July 2 FOURTH OF JULY PIE CONTEST & ICE CREAM SOCIAL — noon-4 p.m. at:
Cheapside Park Fifth Third Bank Pavilion. Enjoy the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at Cheapside Park Fifth Third Bank Pavilion. CENTRAL BANK’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON! — 4:30 p.m.at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside. Live music from The Time Talbert Project benefitting Urban League Young Professionals sponsored by Pepsi Central Bank’s Thursday Night Live - 20th Anniversary Season!
July 4 JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK WITH THE LEXINGTON LEGENDS — 7:05 p.m. Come out to Whitaker Bank Ballpark on July 4th and celebrate our nation’s Independence Day as the Legends will take on the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies) in a matchup of Southern Division foes. We will get our Fourth of July festivities under way at 6 p.m. when the gates to Whitaker Bank Ballpark will open, the first
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS pitch on Independence Day will be thrownat 7:05 p.m. Come on out to the ballpark and enjoy America’s favorite pastime on Independence Day! You will not want to miss the 4th of July fireworks we have in store for all fans after the game! Get your tickets now! Purchase and print your tickets at home on lexingtonlegends.com or call the Legends Box Office at 859-422-7867! To book a group, contact the Legends Group Sales Department at 859-252-4487. OLD FASHIONED FOURTH AT LIBERTY HALL — A fun, family celebration on the grounds of Liberty Hall in Frankfort with free slices of watermelon, old-fashioned lawn games, kids’ games and prizes, and scavenger hunts inside Liberty Hall and in the gardens. Join Froggy 104.9 live, and hear the 202nd Army Band of The Kentucky National Guard play at 3:15 p.m. Decorate your bike, wagon, or stroller and join the Patriotic Wheels Parade at 2:30 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Free. Sponsored in part by Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company.
July 7 BIG BAND & JAZZ AT ECTON PARK: COLONEL’S CHOICE — 7 p.m. at Ecton Part. Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs; local craft beer and food trucks.
July 8 ICHTHUS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL — Kentucky Horse Park. A four-day music and arts festival. $50 per day.
July 9 CENTRAL BANK’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON — 4:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside.Live music from SixtyFourWest benefitting Kentucky Cystic Fibrosis Services Central Bank’s Thursday Night Live - 20th Anniversary Season! Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside. JAZZ! LIVE AT THE LIBRARY — 7-8 p.m. at the Farish Theater. A monthly live jazz show presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation.
July 10 FILM - FOUNTAIN FILMS - BEETLEJUICE —8:45pm at Triangle Park (400
W. Main St.) Free movies are shown at this annual series organized by the Downtown Lexington Corporation. Films chosen are a mix of contemporary and classic with a family-friendly appeal; on-site food and drinks are available for purchase. 14TH ANNUAL LEBOWSKI FEST — Executive Lawn, Louisville. Jimmie Dale Gilmore will be headlining the 14th annual Lebowski Fest in Louisville July 10-11. Tickets are on sale now, including a limited number of discounted weekend passes, and tickets for individual events. KENTUCKY CORK & TAP WINE AND BEER SERIES — 5-9 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park (251 W. Main St.) This series features tastings from local wineries and breweries, including Baker Bird, Echo Valley, Forest Edge, Redmans’ Farm, Talon Winery and Vineyard, Kentucky Ale, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewing, Blue Stallion Brewing Company, Ethereal Brewing and more. Tickets will be available to purchase, allowing patrons to sample a variety of local wine and beer, with food available for purchase as well.
FOOD - FEAST FOOD PANEL — 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Loudoun House.
LYRIC SUMMER FILM SERIES - COMING TO AMERICA (1988) — 3 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street. Free admission.
RT GALLERY TOUR TO THE BRAZEE GLASS STUDIO IN CINCINNATI VIA — Join us for a truly fun day to visit the Brazee Glass Studio in Cincinnati via limo. We start our day at Solaris Art Gallery in Versailles and our limo takes us to the Brazee Glass Studio in Cincinnati where we may do a small workshop and create glass art LFC SUMMER SEWING SERIES START YOUR PROJECTS! — 10-11:30 a.m. at: ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St. $20 per class or $150 for the whole series. STOP THE VIOLENCE LEX PEACE MARCH — noon at downtown Lexington Website | Community We will have areas of the community marching from North, South, East and West Lexington converging downtown for a community rally at 1 p.m.
MUSIC - TUNES IN THE VINES - SOLJAM — 2 p.m. at Equus Run VineyardThis free, weekly event features local artists at the event patio barn at Equus Run. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets.
July 13 SOUTHLAND JAMBOREE - MICHAEL CLEVELAND — 6:30pm at Moondance Ampitheater.
July 14 BIG BAND & JAZZ AT ECTON PARK: DAN BROCK & FRIENDS — 7 p.m. at Ecton Park. Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs;
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS local craft beer and food trucks will also be available on site.
GOOD FOODS FILM SERIES PRESENTS “FOOD PATRIOTS” — 6:30pm 9:00pm at the Farish Theater.
MUSIC - CENTRAL BANK’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE - 4:30pm at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside. Live music from Prime Cut Band benefitting Lexington Humane Society.
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT SHAKER VILLAGE — Join us for a series of hands-on workshops that explore interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities! Splash! What’s in our Water? Rivers, ponds and springs were important to the Shakers for many reasons. Learn about water quality and its indicators, including wildlife, and how these show the health of The Preserve. Reduced Shaker Village Admission and Riverboat Rides on Homeschool Day (purchase on-site at the Admission Booth) $5 Admission for ages 6+ Free for children 5 and under $5 Dixie Belle Riverboat admission, limited availability (April through October) Hands-On Workshops $5 Materials fee per student (in addition to Shaker Village admission) Non-refundable materials fee required. Your registration fee covers the cost of instruction and materials (varying by theme). Workshop registration fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another participant. Workshops must be pre-registered to ensure supplies and staffing. There will be no day-of workshop registration available. Schedule 10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. (35 minutes), Ages 5-7 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (45 minutes), Ages 8-10 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (60 minutes), Ages 11+12 2:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m. (60 minutes), Ages 13+.
July 15 FILM - SUMMER CLASSIC FILM SERIES: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — Kentucky Theater, 214 East Main Street. The Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series returns, bringing old favorites to the big screen of the historic downtown theater. With two screenings each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, each show involves trivia about the film, organ music and an audience chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home” and more. Showing at 1:30 and 7:15.
July 16 LEXEFFECT PRESENTS CHEW DINNER SERIES WITH CHEF MARK WOMBLES — 7:30pm - 9pm at Gratz Park. In this quarterly dinner series presented by LexEffect, the local menu will be presented by Chef Mark Wombles of Distilled and
Heirloom featuring local craft beer. Partial proceeds from the event will go to the LexEffect Giving Fund,which accepts applications from local non-profit organizations to support special projects, operating costs, equipment, and more. $40 per person. Visit www.lexeffectky.com/chew. html for tickets and more information. PEN TO PLATE - CHEF DAN WU — 7:30pm at Morris Book Shop. In celebration of the cookbook, The Morris Book Shop brings you The Pen to Plate Dinner Series. Cookbooks hold special meaning. Be it the first book that taught you that vegetarian cooking wasn’t that scary, or the book that holds your mother’s favorite meatloaf recipe, food brings us together and helps create memories that last. The staff at The Morris Book Shop wanted to create a space that would allow local chefs to share these memories with diners. Thus the Pen to Plate Dinner Series was born. In collaboration with former Master Chef Contestant and Culinary Evangelist Dan Wu, Mulberry & Lime, and Street Scene, The Morris Book Shop has fashioned a dinner series that will connect diners directly with the chefs, the books, the food. These 16-person dinners promise to be intimate affairs that will never be recreated. All four of our star chefs are movers and shakers in Lexington’s food scene, but none of them cook for traditional brick and mortar restaurants. CENTRAL BANK’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE — Starts at 4:30 pm at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside. Live
music from Better Off Dead benefitting Rotary Club of Lexington.
July 17 LEXARTS GALLERY HOP — 5pm -8pm. The LexArts Hop is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington, KY. Patrons begin at any location and visit as many or as few participating venues as they would like. Each site presents an exciting new exhibit for each Hop and, thanks to the generosity of many, admission is always free. FOUNTAIN FILMS - THE ITALIAN JOB — : 8:45pm. Triangle Park.
July 20 SOUTHLAND JAMBOREE - CUSTOM MADE BLUEGRASS — 7 p.m. at the Moondance Ampitheater.
July 22 SUMMER CLASSIC FILM SERIES: SOUND OF MUSIC — The Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series returns, bringing old favorites to the big screen. With two screenings each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, each show involves trivia about the film, organ music and an audience chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home” and more. Showing at 1:30 and 7:15.
CHARITABLE - FREEDOM FEST: BONE APPéTIT DAY — noon to 1:30 p.m. at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud - Versailles. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Coolmore’s Ashford Stud while sampling the talents of artists, culinary experts, and interior and garden designers. Bone Appétit Day offers a tasting luncheon provided by area restaurants. Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, nearly 80% of the funds raised goes directly to helping the animals. FILM - FOUNTAIN FILMS - HOOK — 8:45 p.m. at Triangle Park (400 W. Main St.).
July 25 EAGLES: LIVE IN CONCERT — 8 pm at Rupp Arena. The Eagles have added late spring and summer 2015 concerts to the “History of the Eagles” tour with a stop at Rupp Arena on July 25th! The tour, which kicked off July 6, 2013 following the release of the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary of the same name, features classic Eagles’ songs spanning their entire career, including some that have never been performed live.
July 29 SUMMER CLASSIC FILM SERIES: E.T. — . The Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series returns, bringing old favorites to the big screen of the historic downtown theater. Two screenings each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Showing at 1:30 and 7:15!
July 31 FOUNTAIN FILMS - ZOOLANDER — 8:45pm at Triangle Park (400 W. Main St.) nd classic with a family-friendly appeal.
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