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BANKING FORCHT BANK recently honored its top employees by handing out the 2013 Star Performer Awards at the second annual Employee Appreciation Dinner. “We at Forcht Bank are extremely fortunate to have an abundance of great, hardworking employees that daily provide excellent service to our customers,” said Forcht Bank President Tucker Ballinger. “This event allows us to spotlight a few of the individuals who have gone the extra mile to help Forcht Bank customers receive the absolute best banking experience.” There are a total of 17 award categories, honoring community spirit, outstanding achievement and the top award of the night, The President’s Award, which went to Heidie Ridner.

EDUCATION SIX UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY EDUCATORS were recently named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2014 Great Teacher Award. The recipients are: Mark Coyne, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Jonathan M. Golding, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Zaki-Udin Hassan, College of Medicine; Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, College of Engineering; Cyndy Miller, College of Communication and Information; Dr. Paul Murphy, College of Medicine. Award recipients will be honored at the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Recognition Dinner Tuesday, March 4. They will also be recognized during the Kentucky vs. Alabama men’s basketball game later that evening. The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running university award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selections. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and cash prize. FORMER UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MUSEUM DIRECTOR MARY LUCAS POWELL was recently cited in The Scientist for her research tracing the prehistoric origins of treponematosis. The article references Powell’s work, “The Natural History of Treponematosis in North America,” published in collaboration with Dr. Della Collins Cook, pro-

BEST OF THE BEST — Forcht Bank hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Dinner this month. The Lansdowne Banking Center staff was congratulated by Forcht Group Chairman, Terry Forcht (right), for delivering outstanding service to their customers. From left: Nasreen Fox, Jeremy Allen, Mike Kaczmarek, Bonnie Jiunta.

fessor of anthropology at Indiana University in 2005. During her time at UK, Dr. Powell served as the director and curator of the W.S. Webb Museum of Anthropology and as an adjunct assistant professor in the department of anthropology. The scientist is an online and print magazine for life science professionals dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics and other life-science fields. To read the full article, click here.

HEALTH THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAMINERS (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recognized UK HealthCare for excellence in lactation care. The Birthing Center at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certification (IBCLC) and providing a lactation program that is available five to seven days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the facility demonstrated that is has provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. UK HealthCare participates in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest. Although breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for infants and mothers, half of US-born babies are given formula within the first week, and by nine months, only 31 percent of ba-

bies are breastfeeding at all. Best Fed Beginnings seeks to reverse these trends by dramatically increasing the number of U.S. hospitals implementing a proven model for maternity services that better supports a new mother’s choice to breastfeed.

SALONS JOLI SALON AND DAY SPA has been named a Salon Today 200 for 2014. To qualify fo this national honor, salons must prove excellence in business acumen, sustained business growth and managerial leadership. While there are many industry competitions that reward artistry and technical talent, the SALON TODAY 200 (ST200) is the first and only one that maintains a singular celebratory focus on salon and spa business.

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SUPER SALON — Joli Salon and Day Spa has been named a Top 200 Salon in the nation by Salon Today magazine. The award is a coveted honor among salons.

GOD’S PANTRY FOOD BANK has opened its fourth pantry location on Cambridge Drive in Lexington, in partnership with Community Action Council. The pantry, open Monday through Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. will serve residents of Fayette County who are at risk of hunger. God’s Pantry Food Bank operates an additional three pantries in Fayette County, located within Broadway Christian Church and Central Christian Church, in downtown Lexington and at St. Luke United Methodist Church off Alumni Drive. God’s Pantry Food Bank CEO, Marian Guinn comments: “Our mission at the Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation while making the best use of resources, partnering with Community Action

Council in opening a fourth pantry exemplifies this statement as it takes the help of our neighbors and community to partner together to solve hunger.” God’s Pantry Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to over 1,750 Fayette County families each month through its four Lexington pantry sites. The Cambridge Drive pantry will be one of three pantries with evening hours to accommodate the numerous working families that need food assistance. In its first few weeks of operation the pantry has provided food to more than 200 Fayette County families and in that time, the Fayette County Pantry Program has seen nearly 160 new families, seek food assistance.The pantry located on


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WINNING — Six Great Teacher Awards were recently presented by the UK Alumni Association. Pictured here are, from left: Robert Lorch, Department of Psychology chair; Brenda B. Gosney, Alumni Association president; Jonathan M. Golding, 2014 Great Teacher; and Mark Kornbluh, College of Arts and Sciences dean.

THE ALLTECH LEXINGTON ST. PATRICK’S PARADE AND FESTIVAL COMMITTEE is now accepting entries in the 35th annual paradethat will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Lexington. “We are looking forward to a big parade this year because we are celebrating our 35th anniversary,” said Tommy McClure, longtime head of the Parade Marshals that organize the parade. “It’s the longest-running continuous citywide civic activity in Lexington.” The parade will be part of an all-day celebration starting at 8 a.m. with the running of the Shamrock Shuffle to support Habitat for Humanity. At 11 a.m., there will be the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park, which will officially start the free all-day Irish Festival which will last until 7 p.m. Entry forms can be found on the web site, www.LexingtonStPatsParade.org.

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At Forcht Bank, our vision is to be a great community bank. One way we realize this vision is by helping our customers, friends, and neighbors in their time of need. Forcht Bank employees donate many hours of their personal time for community service, with the ultimate goal of making our local communities better places to live and work. Here are a few of the ways we have served the communities we call home. OVER $370,000 IN DONATIONS TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS In 2013, Forcht Bank donated over $370,000 to local non-profits and civic organizations across our 12 markets in central and southern Kentucky, including... • R.E.A.C.H – Resources, Education, and Assistance for Community Housing • Special Olympics • Fraternal Order of Police • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure • Women Leading Kentucky

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentucky • United Way • Girl & Boy Scouts of Kentucky • March of Dimes • Master Musicians Festival • Lake Cumberland Performing Arts • Junior Achievement of Central Kentucky • American Cancer Society • Alzheimer’s Association • Hospice of the Bluegrass • Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky • Somerset Rotary Club • Bluegrass Council for the Blind • Urban League of Lexington • Center for Rural Development

The Ice Cream Machine gives us an opportunity to get outside our normal business setting and have fun with our customers - and who doesn’t love free ice cream? We look forward to continuing the travels of the Ice Cream Machine in 2014, and to spreading smiles.

WARM HANDS, WARM HEARTS In November 2013, we asked our customers and the general public to donate new gloves for children in need during our Warm Hands – Warm Hearts glove drive. Glove donation centers were set up at all Forcht banking center locations. The final total collected was a staggering 9,863 pairs of gloves in six weeks! In addition to gloves, customers and the general public donated $1,990 in cash for the purchase of more new gloves. Forcht Bank also donated $5,000 to purchase additional gloves and coats. All collected gloves and coats were then delivered to two dozen School Resource Centers and other local charities for distribution to children in need.

A TRUE COMMUNITY BANK Forcht Bank is a Kentucky-owned community bank with nearly $1 billion in assets and 30 banking centers in 12 counties. We’re continually striving to “exceed customer expectations” and to provide unique financial products and services for the citizens in our communities. As we move forward into the future, we will continue to give back to the communities we serve.

SPREADING SMILES, ONE CUP AT A TIME 2013 saw the introduction of our community outreach vehicle, The Ice Cream Machine, bringing free ice cream to community events across the state. The Ice Cream Machine kicked off this past April at Thunder Over Louisville, and continued through midOctober with a total of 59 free ice cream events.

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Women Chefs Dinner Series Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m. TASTING MENU FOCUSING ON SUPERFOODS include: Ouita Michel, owner and chef at Holly Hill Inn, Wallace Station, Windy Corner, Midway School Bakery and Smithtown Seafood; Shannon Collins, day chef at AZUR Restaurant and Patio; Amy Harris, sous chef at Jonathan at Gratz Park; Ranada West-Riley, owner and chef of The Lexington Diner; Toa Green, owner and chef at Thai Orchid Cafe; and Vanessa Wilhite, chef/manager at Gigi’s Cupcakes. The dinner will be held at AZUR Restaurant and Patio at 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Lexington. Tickets will be $85 and $20 per ticket will be donated to Komen Lexington. Tickets will be available at AZUR.

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Charlie Bundrick and her dog Brian have no problems getting along. The Lexington Humane Society offers advice on how to bring a new baby in the home with your pets.

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aving a baby can be a scary thing. There are car seats, combi strollers, La Leche Leagues—the information is overwhelming. Now try adding your dog into the equation. One of the most common reasons that dogs arrive at the Lexington Humane Society is because their owners are expecting. Better listen to your in-laws (who always have an opinion about everything) and get rid of your furry friend so he “won’t bite the baby” when you bring your newborn home, right? Wrong. There’s no reason to kick one “baby” out just because you’re bringing another in. Yes, having a new family member in the house will be stressful on your dog. It’s a total change from the life they were used to, when they got to sleep in the bed and play fetch for hours. It’s an adjustment that the entire family needs to make together, and that includes the dog. Babies and dogs can coexist peacefully—even love each other— with a little bit of work. First thing’s first, and that’s training your dog to be a good canine citizen. If your dog hasn’t been through obedience training, get him into a class with a reputable dog trainer. Lexington has some great trainers who can help good dogs become great dogs. Make sure to practice the basic commands as much as possible once your dog has learned them. It will bring you piece of mind to know that when you tell him to stay, he’ll listen to you. Once your dog is well-trained and obeying commands, you’ll have the control needed when introducing him to the baby. Next you’ll want to start reducing the amount of time you spend with your pet. Yes, that’s difficult, but it’s better to gradually do it now than after you bring your bundle home, when your dog will associate the new baby with the lack of attention and

be less accepting of it. The two-hour long sessions of fetch in the park will be put on hold while you turn your attention to your baby, and a slow change will make your dog more accepting of the new order of things. Thankfully most dogs can’t tell time, so five minutes at a time of total attention may keep him feeling secure in your love. Now that your dog is under control, it’s a good idea to start exposing him to babies in a safe, controlled setting. Get him used to the sight of strollers and the sound of crying so he knows what to expect when baby comes home, and you can also see how he’s going to react when he meets your little one. You can buy CDs that play sounds of babies crying to help him grow accustomed to hearing it. Reward him for good behavior—if he’s sniffing the stroller and tolerating the crying, give him treats to reward him.If his behavior is unacceptable, calmly and swiftly remove him from the situation to cool down and then try again. It may take some practice, but this is a crucial step, as exposing your animal to as many different stimuli as possible will keep him well-socialized around your baby. Once your baby comes home, it’s time to put your work into practice. First, bring in a blanket with your baby’s scent on it so he gets used to the smell. Take introductions slowly. Whatever you do, never leave your dog alone with your child, no matter how well-behaved he is. You might swear up and down that your dog is a saint, but no matter how trustworthy he may be, it’s never a good idea. This is how accidents occur. Make sure your pup has a space he feels comfortable retreating to, as he may be overwhelmed with your new addition. Take baby steps (ha!), and your dog and baby will grow up together being two peas in a pod. Provided by Lexington Humane Society


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The Beer Games

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The Kentucky Tavern bar at Dublin’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair featured brews from around the world, including those from five Kentucky craft breweries. Along with beers from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., fellow Lexington craft breweries Blue Stallion Brewing and Country Boy Brewing also served up their beers, as well as Louisville breweries Against the Grain Brewery and Falls City Beer.

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Lexington-based Blue Stallion Brewing was one of five Kentucky breweries with its brews represented at the second annual Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair Feb. 6-8 in Dublin and also competed against 300 entrants to win a gold medal in the 2014 Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup for its Doppelbock brew, a dark and full-bodied winter lager.

everal Kentucky craft breweries took high honors at the second annual Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup, presented at the Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair last month in Dublin. Facing off against 300 other brews, Lexington-based Blue Stallion Brewing won a gold medal for its Doppelbock brew, a dark and full-bodied winter lager with a hint of chocolate and roasted grain. The brewery also received a silver medal for its Smoked Lager, as well as a bronze for its Dunkel. “Entering our first competition as a brewery, Blue Stallion Brewing is very excited to be recognized with a gold medal at the Dublin Cup for our Doppelbock,” said Kore Donnelly, co-owner of Blue Stallion Brewing. “It certainly comes as a pleasant surprise. We look forward to continuing to make great beer and representing our state.” Louisville’s Against the Grain Brewery scooped up two silver medals respectively for its Scorched Monk Smoked Sour Amber and Chris Framboise Saison, while Lexington’s Country Boy Brewing won a bronze medal for its Cliff Jumper India Pale Ale, or IPA.

“Kentucky’s local craft brewers are clearly among the best in the world, and we are thrilled that several of them were able to take part in this global event in Dublin,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech. “We’ve already decided that the fair will return here in 2015, thanks to the overwhelming response we’ve seen this year with capacity crowds and an incredible amount of excitement from the Irish craft brewing industry.” While Kentucky brewers garnered many honors in the competition, Danish microbrewery Coisbo Beer claimed the coveted Dublin Cup for its “Four” Russian Imperial Stout. The 2014 Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup competition was facilitated by chief judge Dr. Inge Russell, editor of the Journal of the Institute of Brewing, and her team of international experts. The winner was announced on Sat., Feb. 8, along with 125 other gold, silver and bronze medal winners from all over the world. The Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival, boasted more than 6,000 attendees in its second year, with many would-be attendees having to be turned away as the festival

reached capacity. The selection of beers from more than 45 breweries from around the world delighted attendees. Beers available for tasting from Kentucky craft breweries included Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., along with fellow Lexington craft breweries Blue Stallion Brewing and Country Boy Brewing. Brews from Louisville craft breweries Against the Grain Brewery and Falls City Beer were also featured. Paired with the beverages were cheeses, smoked salmon, breads and more from Irish artisan vendors. The fair’s sensory lounge allowed experienced brewers, home brewers and beer and spirits enthusiasts to taste whiskey, bourbon and beers to learn more about how to taste and the impact of different ingredients on flavor profiles. The fair also welcomed the trade industry for a two-day conference targeted at brewers, publicans and beer enthusiasts, covering all aspects from flavors and yeast selection to pairing the final product. While Ireland’s craft beer scene is in an earlier stage than that of Lexington, craft beer sales rose about 35 percent in Ireland last year, according to Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.


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t’s funny how a hankering can spin on a dime and change completely. I had a hankering to bake bread. That notion left me with the hankering to make something to sop up with bread. IRISH LAMB STEW WITH BROWN SODA BREAD

There are many thoughts and culinary theories behind Irish Lamb Stew. Traditions, methods, and riffs run the gamut. Traditionally, it’s made with mutton, mutton neck bones,or gigelots flavored with potatoes, onions, water/stock, and parsley. Sometimes carrots, turnips, parsnips, or leeks are added. The variations are endless. I wanted something simple and pure. The true essence of Irish Stew is more about method than madness. I made a quick early morning run to the Indoor Farmers’ Market and picked up a gorgeous slab of meaty lamb ribs from Elmwood Stock Farm. With plenty of meat to bone ratio, I knew the lamb ribs would add deeper layers of flavor to the stew. Traditionally, nothing in the stew is browned. Ingredients are layered, seasoned, bathed with water or stock, and allowed to simmer for a few hours. Simple. After trimming most of the outer fat pockets from the rib slab, I split the ribs into individual pieces. I broke a little from tradition and briefly browned the ribs to render additional fat. I peeled six medium russet potatoes, four large carrots, and three parsnips. I thinly sliced three of the potatoes, chopped the remaining potatoes into large wedges, diced one large onion, and sliced the carrots and parsnips into oblong pieces. Layers — After wiping out the dutch oven I used to brown the ribs, I placed the thinly sliced potatoes on the bottom to allow them to break down during the cooking process

and help thicken the stew. I tumbled the onions over the potatoes, added the carrots and parsnips, and wedged the lamb ribs over the vegetables. I seasoned each layer with salt, cracked black pepper, and fresh thyme from my snowy deck. I ladled 4 cups of simmering chicken stock into the dutch oven (to just cover the lamb) and placed the remaining potato wedges on top of the lamb to steam as the stew braised. I covered the stew with parchment paper, clamped the heavy lid into place, slid it into a 350 degree oven, and let it rip for 3 hours. After 1 1/2 hours, I pulled the meat from the bones, tucked it into the vegetables, discarded the stripped bones, and tossed the stew back into the oven. Brown Soda Bread is possibly, the easiest bread on the planet. Rustic and simple. I sifted one teaspoon baking soda and one teaspoon salt with 4 cups (2 cups each) Weisenberger Mill whole wheat and unbleached white flour. After adding 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, I gently kneaded the dough eight times, formed it into flat ball, carefully placed it into a large cast iron skillet, sliced a cross across the top, and slid it into the oven to bake alongside the stew (about 45 minutes, until browned). After two hours, the stew needed more liquid. Dilemma. I had my usual bag of tricks. I wanted to add Guinness or red wine. Big flavor with little effort. Did I really want to muck it up? Nope. I kept it simple and added water. I ladled the lamb stew into large pasta bowls, scattered fresh parsley over the top, and finished with a few scallion slivers. The mild gaminess of the tender lamb paired beautifully with the sweet carrots and parsnips. Because I didn’t jump through hoops to thicken the stew, it was light and robust. Torn chunks of the grainy brown soda bread were perfect soppers for the rich delicate stock. Packed with contrasts, the bold simplicity alone gave the stew surprising complexity, depth and balance.

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HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR

Time for spring. Time to bloom.

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March 1 Ashland The Henry Clay Estate – Ashland reopens for regular hourly tours Saturday, March 1. All tours are on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (last tour begins at 4) Tuesday through Saturday. Ashland will be closed Sundays in March.

March 4 Greener Lawn Care — 10 a.m. Gregg Munshaw is the Turfgrass Extension Specialist at UK. This seminar will cover specific management practices to assist homeowners with “greening” their lawns. Specific topics will include fertilizing, mowing, soil management, organics, etc. Free.

March 7-9 Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show — Featuring over 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday/Saturday, Sunday 11-5. 4089 Ironworks Parkway. Kentucky Horse Park/ Alltech Arena.

March 9 Glories of the Garden Artists Reception at the Arboretum— 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come meet this years artists and view the exhibit with over 50 pieces. Open to the general public. Free.

March 10 Trees and Water Quality — 10 a.m. at The Arboretum. What are the benefits of trees in reducing sedimentation, stream erosion, and improving water quality? Find answers to these questions and learn what the best species are and how they should be planted and maintained. Free.

March 22 Kentucky Children’s Garden Volunteer Orientation — 2-4 p.m. at the Arboretum Enjoy working outdoors with children? Join us to assist in leading field trips in the KCG.

Explore the fun activities we offer during field trips and gain skills to help manage groups of children. Contact Emma: emma.trester-wilson@uky.edu for information. Free.

March 26 Small Fruit Crop Pruning — 5 p.m. at The Arboretum. This demonstration for home fruit enthusiasts will cover pruning and fertilizing blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, and currants. Pruning and fertilizing are essential for maintaining plant health and vigor. Knowing where the flower buds are located on dormant wood is important in determining how to prune and to maximize the production of large, sweet berries. Cost: $5/Friends $4.

March 27 Urban Greening Through Rooftop Gardens. — 7 p.m. at The Arboretum. Vertical installations and stormwater management featuring Tracey Williams, owner of Greensleeves Design. Tracey Williams, a landscape designer and horticulturist based

in Louisville, has over 20 years experience in the horticulture industry. She specializes in rooftop, vertical, and balcony gardens featuring innovative watering systems and well-adapted plantings. Her projects include gardens at Waterfront Park Place, Brown-Forman and St. Francis School. Her work has achieved platinum LEED certification and includes native plantings, a pollinator-encouraging green roof, water catchment and irrigation systems, and vertical gardens.

March 27-30 Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show — The Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show is the largest and longest running show of its kind in Kentucky. Everything you need for your Home or Garden can be found at our show. We feature state of the art products at show special prices. It is your once a year opportunity to shop, compare prices and buy the latest in home and garden related products and services, and its all together at one time under one roof. Heritage Hall. Lexington.


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southern touch Tom Ulshafer solves the design puzzle

Power design duo Kate and Andy Spade once conducted an experiment, counting how many decisions they made in a day (266, and it wasn’t a busy day). Lexington designer Tom Ulshafer laughs when told the number. “If Kate and Andy TOGETHER made 266 decisions a day, then I guess I make over 500 decisions a day, wearing multiple hats in my position as retail division president, store manager, buyer, merchandiser, commercial designer for banks and healthcare, and residential home design.”

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erhaps best known as the man behind the magic at My Favorite Things in Hamburg, Ulshafer is one of Lexington’s most informed sources about design trends in the bluegrass. He recently sat down with the Hamburg Journal to share a few tips with our readers, as he took a quick break from readying the store for its spring open house (which informally ushers in a year-long 10th anniversary celebration for the popular Hamburg retailer which specializes in exquisite furniture, gifts and home design). He says, “when I am serving as a designer for a client, it is important to remember the home is theirs, not mine, and to incorporate their desires and tastes into the options I present so they are pleased with the end results. My philosophy is to listen, learn and provide the customer what they ask for ... and then “kick it up a notch.” Design is somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle that starts with lots of pieces, but when properly assembled, the picture becomes clear and complete.” In his own home, some of the things that make him happiest are “my growing collection of original barn and landscape paintings. They always remind me of my grandparents’ farm in Ohio, where we visited often when I was a child ... so many good memories.” He loves the varied nature of his work life and is quick to share credit, with “a dedicated staff (I could not do it all without them),” describing one of his most rewarding recent experiences as “moving 140 residents into a new health and rehabilitation facility that we designed, and hearing the positive reaction to their new home.” Even as a child, it might have been clear to his family that he would grow up to be a designer. “Usually I was creating rooms from blankets and pillows draped over card tables and twin beds under which I built buildings and houses from my favorite toy, Legos,” he said. “At a relatively young age, I selected animal print wallpaper and black faux fur bedspreads,” though he admits “my room was always a mess. Ask my mother!”


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My Favorite Things’ Tom Ulshafer says bright Pantone colors are the trend this season. He suggests mixing traditional and contemporary designs with sentimental personal items to create a comfortable, beautiful and unique space.

Strolling through the store, with its opulent mix of luxe contemporary and sophisticated traditional furnishings, accents and gifts, it’s easy to guess his answer to the favorite designer question. “Ralph Lauren, hands down! I envy the way he mixes patterns, colors, and textures. He always creates an inviting home collection through multiple layers of familiar classics, but in a new and fresh presentation. It is intriguing how the runway fashions and home decor parallel each other for the new season.”

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or our interview, he (possibly coincidentally) wore a purple jewel toned sweater, leading us straight to the first question about spring 2014’s biggest trend in home design and decor. “Lots of bright color!” is this season’s signature, he says. “Indigo, cayenne, freesia. The Pantone ‘color of the year’ is radiant orchid.” (The store has incorporated touches of those colors throughout; a Brae ottoman in black cowhide is draped with a scarf that echoes Hermes orange.) A long, hard winter filled with snow and ice has everyone tuned into HGTV as the favorite fantasy channel, but do we all need a full scale renovation to cure our spring fever? A Kent State grad (in advertising), Ulshafer was ‘raised in the snow belt, with the full (Great) Lake effect snow of northern Ohio.” He suggests a simple spring facelift for home and garden might be easier than you think. “Start with accessories,” he said. “Colorful pillows on sofas and chairs are a quick and easy way to enhance the look of a room. Seasonal flower arrangements (for example, tulips, hydrangeas and iris) and table linens always make the room fresh for spring. Maintain a monochromatic color scheme to tie it all together.” For readers who have longer term design

solutions in mind, where is the best bang for the buck in terms of a splurge investment? “Believe it or not,” he says, “window treatments, for several reasons. Custom window treatments enhance the design, visual interest, color, light control and privacy of the room. In rooms where you spend the most time, focus on the primary piece such as a quality sofa in the living or great room as an important investment.” He adds, “incorporating heirloom or family pieces into a new design scheme can present a challenge but can become the perfect focal point of complement to a new design. Using personal items helps the client to feel more comfortable in a new space.” Are there design trends that haven’t quite hit the bluegrass yet (but are on the way)? “Lexington leans traditional in design,” he says. “The newer trends focus on contemporary furnishing and home accents. At MFT, we have incorporated some of these contemporary elements, like glass, metal and the Pantone colors, with our traditional product mix to bring these trends into the homes of Lexington. Mixing contemporary products with other more traditional styles that our customers are used to has been termed ‘transitional’ within the design industry.”

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ne question that locals never tire of always has design implications: is Lexington midwestern or southern? Ulshafer doesn’t hesitate. “Southern! (y’all, I was born a Buckeye but have lived in Lexington for the past 13 years.)” He’s lived here since 2001 and has worked previously with Ethan Allen (he opened the Hamburg location), Dillard’s, and he was the sole proprietor of his hometown garden store. MFT was founded by Forcht Group president Debbie Reynolds. “Her dream was to create a retail outlet that

offered beautiful, high-end furniture, home design and accessories, and unique gifts,” he said. Some of his favorite southern touches? “The use of magnolias, boxwoods, traditional red brick, Derby hats and bourbon are the best southern traditions.” Speaking of Derby ... 2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse. Ulshafer says many manufacturers have focused on that for “fabric patterns, pillows, serving and barware, and even as motifs for ladies’ fashion accessories. That will be a welcome sight in Lexington as Keeneland and Derby are the stars of the spring social season. Any advice? “Obviously, red roses and julep cups come to mind. However, this year, why not use roses or flowers in one of the colors of the year (lavender, yellows, and orange) instead of the usual red for your party! Use the julep cups as vases for centerpieces that are easy for anyone to arrange, and they always set the stage for a great tablescape. And look around the house — use last year’s Derby hat, and other ‘horsey’ accents like horseshoes, equestrian art or figurines.” (MFT has already started merchandising for the season with these parties in mind.) Ulshafer says “most importantly — have fun! — don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and create your own style.” He welcomes readers to “take photos and share the creativity with other hosts and hostesses on our facebook page.”) Asked who inspires him in entertaining, he says, “Preston Bailey for over-the-top florals and decorations.Giada DeLaurentiis for food, since she uses old family recipes to evoke a comfortable and conversational environment for entertaining.” The five “MUST” essentials Ulshafer would recommend to readers who want to

throw the ULTIMATE Keeneland soiree or Derby Party: “bourbon (the best you can afford), Kentucky Derby pie, red roses, hats, and a round of ‘My Old Kentucky Home.’” If you’re not hosting but just want to be invited back year after year, he says the guidelines for being an agreeable guest are simple, “the perfect party guest always mingles and attempts to get to know at least one new person ... And of course, send a ‘thank you’ note to the host and/or hostess.” (He doesn’t say it, but a hostess gift from MFT is never a bad idea.) “We are excited to begin our 10th year in Lexington,” Ulshafer said. “My Favorite Things has wonderful, loyal customers and we look forward to special events all year long leading up to our 10-year birthday in spring 2015.” Oprah recently made the news when she canceled her 60th birthday celebration. Asked what special touches he might have thrown in if he had been her party planner, he says, “photographs! Large size. From her life throughout the years which would generate conversation, memories and hopefully laughter from the guests who knew her well during the various stages of the past 60 years.” We’ll look forward to a few memorable photos of Hamburg through the years at the MFT birthday party next spring. Ulshafer would never cancel a party because the guest list got too big. The spring open house for My Favorite Things will be March 13, 14 & 15 at 2721 Old Rosebud Road. The seasonal celebration will include special interior design tips and tricks, book signings from local authors, food and beverages and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Stay tuned to the MFT website at mftky.com and like them on facebook for spring specials and 10th anniversary event updates.


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March 1 BIG EARS STORY TIME - Morris Book Shop. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Chevy Chase. DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY BONANZA AND PARADE! — Feel free to wear your Catin-the-Hat hat or your King’s stilts to Dr. Seuss’s birthday party! We’ll be partaking in Seuss-themed festivities all day, including special crafts and a Seuss-themed menu at Bronte Bistro. Everyone is welcome, even Thing 1 and Thing 2, as we gather like friendly Sneetches to celebrate the birth of the man who gave us the Grinch and Oobleck. Make sure not to miss the Story Time at 11am, followed by a Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat parade, craft, and picture time! The Cat in the Hat will return at 3 p.m. for a casual meet and greet and tour of Joseph-Beth. You’re only old once, so pick today to go beyond zebra! 11a.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. READ ACROSS AMERICA — The Fayette County Education Assn., Fayette County Education Support Professionals Assn., & Fayette County Public Schools are sponsoring a Read Across America event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday & the love of

reading. It features celebrity readers; photos with the Cat in the Hat; & goodie bags. 10 - 3 at Fayette Mall in front of Dillard’s.

March 4 TODDLER TIME - Hamburg Chick Fil A 9 – 9:30 a.m. Chick-fil-A, Plaudit Place.

March 5 LITTLE SPROUTS Wednesdays in March. Classes begin promptly at 10 a.m. Space is limited so please pre-register. We plan to go on hikes so please dress appropriately for the weather. Cost $3 for each class. ART AT THE ARBORETUM Create natural artwork to display at the Glories of the Garden annual art exhibit. $3

March 8 BIG EARS STORY TIME - Morris Book Shop. 11 – 11:30 a.m. Chevy Chase. DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — Don’t miss this romantic and magical tale filled with unforgettable characters, lavish

sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Time: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.50. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond EKU Center of the Arts FAMILY DAY IN CLAY — Mudworks offers seasonally themed workshops for families. Students will learn various handbuilding techniques. Clay, tools and underglazes provided. Adults and children are welcome (children must be attended by a paying adult if under age 8). Project: Spring planters. Noon to 2 p.m. Kentucky Mudworks, 825 National Avenue, Lexington. SNOW WHITE - FEATURING THE LEXINGTON BALLET — Ages 4+ Join us for a special storytime preview of this beloved tale! A jealous queen orders Snow White’s death after her magic mirror proclaims the princess’ beauty. Thanks to the huntsman’s pity, she finds her way to a cheerful forest home with Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Happy. The Queen learns of the deception and pursues her as a hag with a poison apple. Only a prince can save her from eternal rest in this happily-ever-after fairy tale. Bring your camera for a unique photo opportunity with a ballerina and make a craft to take home.11

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March 15 Bedtime Math Glow in the Dark Party Featuring JB Book Ages 4+ Celebrate the launch of the book Bedtime Math 2: This Time It’s Personal with JB Book! Wear your PJs and help solve simple math problems with stories! Then help build a fun glow in the dark structure using geometry! 11 a.m. Location: Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

March 22 Snow White — The Lexington Ballet brings Snow White to the Lexington Opera House. Please note, this is not the touring production. For more information visit lexingtonballet.org 2 p.m. Lexington Opera House.

March 27 Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. SCAPA, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, brings Shrek, The Musical to the Lexington Opera House. Please note, this is not the touring production. For more information visit scapa.fcps.net.7 p.m.Lexington Opera House.

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hen I decided to change my life in February 2011, I wanted to make my journey not just about me, but also about inspiring other people to start their own journeys as well. Because of that desire to help others, I wanted to find a way to get healthy that everybody could use. I decided that I didn’t want to join a gym, or hire a trainer, or seek any outside professional assistance. I wanted to be able to tell anybody and everybody who asked me about my journey that they could do it too without spending a lot of money. So after much thought it occurred to me that most people now have smartphones, or computers (or both), and that by using their existing technology most people could have access to resources that would help them get fit and healthy. I then set out on a mission to find the websites and apps that would help me and that I could, in turn, recommend to others to help them as well. I’m a big fan of the iPhone. I love how intuitive it is to use and I can’t get enough of all of the apps that are available. The first app that I downloaded was an app called Cyclemeter from Abvio. When I first started losing weight by walking I tried to incorporate cycling into my routine but my body just wasn’t ready for it. As part of that initial decision to start cycling I downloaded the Cyclemeter app. Cyclemeter is amazing. It tracks your location using the GPS function of the iPhone and will tell you how far you have traveled. And the best feature about the app is that it can be used for any form of exercise: walking, running, cycling, hiking, etc. You can create routes with it and it will keep a history of all of your workouts. A great thing about the program is that each time you begin a new workout on an existing route the app will tell you how far you have walked, how much farther you have to go, your average pace, and how far ahead or behind your best time you are. So you can actually compete against yourself which is fun over time as you lose weight and get faster. Another unique feature of Cyclemeter is that is syncs to Facebook, Twitter and a websitecalled DailyMile.com. I’ll talk more about DailyMile in a minute. I’m a huge social media guy so this feature really appealed to me. The really cool thing about the app though is that you can tweak the settings so that once you start a workout a notification is sent to your social media accounts. That means that all of your friends on Facebook, Twitter and DailyMile can see that you’ve started a workout. And the amazing thing about the app is that if your friends reply on your workout post, Cyclemeter will actually speak their comments to you. So even if you are working out by yourself you still get encouragement from your

friends. I will tell you that this feature was such a huge factor for me in terms of staying committed and getting out there every day and exercising. Even though I was by myself it really felt like I had my friends with me. And when your friends leave you funny comments it really makes the workouts go by much faster. Abvio also makes an app called Runmeter and Walkmeter. They are identical to Cyclemeter. If you are looking for a unique way to track your workouts and you love social media, I strongly encourage you to check this app out. As I was starting to learn how to use Cyclemeter, I noticed that the app had the ability to sync to Facebook, Twitter, and a website called DailyMile.com. At the time I had no idea what DailyMile.com was so I checked it out. The best way to describe it is Facebook for people who exercise. The site allows you to create a unique username and password and then allow you to post your workouts, pictures, notes, etc. You can search for friends, or find new ones, and send them friend requests just like on Facebook. The great thing about DailyMile. com though is that is serves as an online training journal. Every workout that I did using Cyclemeter is synced to DailyMile and I can go back to the first day I ever used it and see all of my notes and thoughts. But DailyMile also gives you more than a training journal. It gives you a sense of community. You are connected to people who are like-minded. People who are fit, or trying to get fit. You truly feel like you are part of a close-knit community. And the encouragement and support is amazing. If you don’t have a group of people that you currently work out with and you struggle with finding the motivation to get out there and do it then I encourage you to check out DailyMile.com. And if you do, please send me a friend request. I’m “MarkTheBeastR.” As I continued my journey, I had the desire to start running. Unfortunately I didn’t really know how to start. I had done some running in law school but I never ran competitively or with a coach so I didn’t know where to start. This is where being a member of DailyMile.com came is handy. I saw references from people doing a program called C25K. I had no idea what that was. I asked some of my friends on DailyMile and they explained to me that it was a program called Couch 2 5K. It’s a program designed to take a person from being a couch potato to running a 5K. One of my friends told me there was an app that I could use. I was sold. Have I mentioned how much I love my iPhone? So I searched the app store and found Couch 2 5K by a company called Bluefin Software. (The app is now called Ease Into 5K). I downloaded the app and decided that I was going to start on April 18, 2011. The program is 9 weeks long and requires that

you run 3 times each week. The app is very intuitive and tells you when to run and when to walk. Each week you extend your run time and cut back on your walk. At the end of the program you should be able to run a 5K. I actually was. I really love this app just because it is so easy to use. I could also listen to my music on my iPhone as I walked and I could still run Cyclemeter in the background at the same time without interference between the apps. The app also allows you to make notes about your training and keeps your pace, distance and time using the iPhone’s built-in GPS. If you’re thinking about running a 5K and have limited running experience, this app is a must have. I also used three other apps from Bluefin Software called Bridge to 10K, Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training Plan, and Hal Higdon’s Full Marathon Training Plan. All of these apps were simple to use and understand just like Couch 2 5K. Again, if you’re thinking about training for any of those distanced I recommend the apps. Finally, I noticed that in July of 2011 my weight loss seemed to plateau. Although I was running and cycling more, I wasn’t losing any additional weight. I talked to some friends on DailyMile and they suggested that I start tracking my calories. Everyone I spoke to suggested using MyFitnessPal. com for tracking. And guess what? They have an app for that. So I got on MyFitnessPal.com and created my account. Again, it’s very similar to Facebook. You can post comments and send friend requests. After setting up the account online I downloaded the app. And that’s when I realized the true power of this site. The app uses the camera on the iPhone to scan barcodes of the products you eat and then enters the nutritional information. You can then adjust the serving

size and “presto” you’ve just tracked your calories, fat, carbs, sodium, etc. for a meal. Now of course not every meal has a bar code with it, but you can create recipes for the things you eat and as you use the different ingredients you can scan the barcode for each and enter the amount of each item that you use. You can tell the app how many servings your recipe makes and then it will calculate the corresponding nutritional information for each serving. It is an amazing app. To date I believe it has over 1 million items in its database so you can find the nutritional information of almost any item. And you can use a search function so if you’re out at a restaurant you can type in what you’re eating and almost always find the nutritional information. It’s pretty amazing. After using the app for just a couple of weeks I was able to see my daily caloric intake and make the adjustments that I needed to make to jumpstart my weight loss again. If you struggle with weight I highly suggest that you take a few moments and check out this site and app. Well there you have my summary of the technology that helped me get fit. Like I said the apps require a smartphone to use but most people these days have those. If not you can find a lot of the training plans like Couch 2 5K online. And DailyMile and MyFitnessPal both have websites so you can use them without a smartphone. I’d like to encourage you all to spend some time online with these websites and in the app store checking out the apps. Or do your own research and see if there’s something else out there that appeals to you. It might take some time but if you don’t want to join a gym or hire a trainer just think of the money you’ll save. Now stop reading and get out there and get some miles!


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Adult Spring Softball Sign-Ups (February 3–March 7, Dunbar Community Center) – Parks & Recreation will once again offer an adult spring softball league. This league, which is open to those 16 and over, will begin in April and conclude in July. Leagues offered include men’s (independent, major, industrial and church), women’s (Independent and church) and coed (competitive, recreational and church). Priority registration for teams returning from spring 2013 leagues is Feb. 3–7. Registration for new or returning teams is Feb. 10–March 3. Registration is limited to teams only and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost to participate is $325 per team plus the 2014 team sanction fee of $25. Managers of teams may call the athletics office at 288-2917 to request a registration form or for more information.

March 1 Spring Andover Country Club Vendor and Craft Show — There will be over 20 vendors and crafters including Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, 31, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Belvah Bags, Coach handbags at a huge savings and alot more.Call 859-5596707 for more information. Monster Jam — Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. 5:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The Profane And The Profound: Canciones Of Spain — Choral music, secular and sacred, features Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (words by

Federico Garcia Lorca) with guest Michael Fogler, guitar, and music by 17th-century composer Tomas Luis de Victoria and by 20th-century composers Pablo Casals and Javier Busto. Tickets at the door or on website. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Rd. (across from Fayette Mall).

Try It! Wheelthrowing — Students will learn to make pottery usinf a potter’s wheel. Clay and tools provided. Firing available for an additional fee. Adults and children (6+) with an adult are welcome. Limit 10 students $25 Saturday Noon - 2 p.m. Kentucky Mudworks 825 National Ave. Lexington KY, 40502.

March 2 Venue Hop — Simply Love Studio presents Venue Hop, a bridal show on wheels. This event will explore four different wedding venues and feature dozens of the top vendors in Lexington. Tickets are $15 for early registration. All transportation is provided. Noon to 6 p.m. at The Thoroughbred Center.

March 3 Tim Dorsey - discussing & signing “Tiger Shrimp Tango” New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey is back with his gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer, Serge Storms, in TIGER SHRIMP TANGO: A Novel. Packed with seafood, mayhem, blood, Coleman’s deep thoughts, Floridian lore, and more, TIGER SHRIMP TANGO is a hilarious treat from the incomparable Tim Dorsey. 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Global Lens Film Series: The Finger — 2011 Argentinian film. In the face of electoral fraud and intimidation, the severed finger of a respected local leader points the way forward for independent-minded citizens and their town’s quest for democracy after dictatorship. 7 p.m. Location: Farish Theatre (Central Library) - 140 E. Main St.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $85, which includes materials and a baby-sitting certificate. Students are asked to bring a sack lunch. Online registration is preferred. To register, go to Baptist HealthLexington.com and click on Community Education Classes in the left menu and follow the prompts.

March 8 Safe Sitter Class Added Due to Great Response – Due to a great response to its January Safe Sitter class, Baptist Health Lexington will offer another full class Saturday, March 8 at Baptist Health HealthwoRx in the Lexington Green Mall. Open to boys and girls ages 11 to 13, the one-day Safe Sitter class is a medically accurate instructional program that includes CPR for infants and children, choking rescue information, behavior management, accident prevention and other aspects of child care. The class

Central Kentucky Heart Ball — The Heart Ball is a respected, prominent, blacktie Gala with elegant surroundings, gourmet dining, great entertainment and priceless auction items. The contributions raised at the Heart Ball directly benefit our community through the continued funding of biomedical research and ongoing educational programs, resulting in lives saved and enhanced health and wellness through Central Kentucky. *Black tie preferred. 6 p.m. Lexington Convention Center. Spring Equestrian Lesson Sign-Ups (1 p.m.–youth and 2:30 p.m.–adults, Saturday, March 8, McConnell Springs)–Lexington Parks & Recreation offers classes in basic horsemanship with the purpose of teaching individuals how to ride safely and to work around horses. Taught through a supervised program, all instruction is English Hunt Seat. Youth registration for ages 10–15 years will

take place at 1 p.m. and adult registration for 16 and over will take place at 2:30 p.m... A lottery system will be used to ensure fairness. The cost to participate in the equestrian program is $75 for youth classes and $95 for adult classes. Classes will run April 1–May 30. Participants will be responsible for providing their own helmets; however, these should not be purchased until actually enrolled in the class. To learn more, call 253-0328.

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Hepcats March Madness Swing Dance! — Walk, dribble or run on over to the Hepcats March Madness Swing Dance! Everyone is welcome. Free swing dance lesson, complimentary refreshments and lots of dancing to the best music in town, on a floating, wooden dance floor! See www. Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details. 7:30pm - 12:00am. 1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio). Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event produced each year in the spring featuring the highest quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-ofstate artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available

Joe Cox & Ryan Clark - discussing & signing ‘Fightin’ Words; Kentucky vs. Louisville’ More than 100 years ago, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville met for the first time on the basketball court. More than 30 years ago, the intrastate rivals faced each other in the original “Dream Game.” “Fightin’ Words” has the inside stories of these games and others from the rivalry, as well as tales of how Louisville coach Denny Crum out-recruited Joe B. Hall for the athletes in inner-city Louisville; how Rick Pitino had a dominant tenure at UK, then left to become the Cardinals’ coach; how John Calipari brought UK back on top; and much more. The book covers everything from the 12 games between the rivals before the 1983 game, the 24-year buildup (and 61 years since the last regular season matchup) to the 1983 game and how it finally became an annual rivalry, and then

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS individual chapters for the 31 UK/UL games since. Each chapter contains pregame analysis, game coverage, and postgame discussion, with firsthand interviews from players involved. The authors reveal the effects of each game on both teams and on the history of college basketball. 2:00pm. Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

March 12 An Evening With Your History: Kentucky Chautauqua presents Adolph Rupp: The Coach Edward B. Smith portrays Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua. During the 42 years he coached at the University of Kentucky, Rupp (1901- 1977) raised basketball to near- religious status in the Commonwealth. The event is free and open to the public. 5:30pm - 7:00pm Farish Theatre, Lexington Public Library - Central. National Association of Professional Women Lexington Local Chapter Meeting — Women’s History Month Discussion - Influential women who have made a difference in the lives of women & how they have or can influence your life. Bring donations for The Nest. You can attend meetings as a guest up to two times before becoming a member. Email for more information. 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: THE PUB 3750 Mall Rd, Lexington.

March 13 Road to the Horse International 201 — Road to the Horse is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines education and entertainment for an all out horsemanship experience. The competition has in the past taken three or four internationally known, elite horse trainers and clinicians and puts them up against each other for the esteemed title of Road to the Horse World Champion. Time: Thursday 4:30pm, Free to the public, no ticket required. Friday & Saturday 9am. Sunday 8am. Tickets: Range from $83 to $203 per seat, good for all 3 days. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. 9:00am - Kentucky Horse Park.

March 14 Woodcock Watch (7 p.m., Friday, March 14, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary)–Come out to Raven Run for an evening walk. Naturalist Brian Perry will lead you through the meadow trails at dusk to search for nocturnal animals. The highlight of the walk (birds permitting) will be the fantastic flight dance of the woodcock, a small ground-dwelling bird most people have never seen. During their incredible flight display, you will hear and see the bird as it can only be seen at dusk for a few weeks out of the year. Please register by calling 272-6105. The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra: Gold Rush — Watch and listen as film comes alive in the multimedia perfor-

mance of Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush. Originally a silent film, The Gold Rush was re-released in 1942 with an original Chaplin score to be transformed into the Academy Award-nominated experience presented this season by LexPhil. 7:30 pm. University of Kentucky.

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March 15 The Annual Lexington St. Patrick’s Irish Festival is being moved to Cheapside Park and the Fifth/Third Pavilion on Main Street in downtown Lexington. The Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, March 15. Ed Frederick, Festival facilities coordinator and co-chair, recently announced the move from CentrePointe. “We really appreciate the Webb Companies allowing us to use CentrePointe these past years but time moves on,” Frederick said. ”We have been blessed with an ever-increasing turnout and will insure that we have plenty of room for all of the free activities.” The festival begins at 11 a,m. with the traditional “Blessing of the Keg.” A keg of Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale will be piped into the festival area, blessed by a priest, tapped and distributed while sharing a number of Irish toasts. Free Irish entertainment then begins and continues until 7 p.m., with a break at 1 p.m. for the 35th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade on Main Street. This year the headliner act will be Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters. Frederick said that the entire Cheapside Park will be under heated tents so the weather will not be a factor. Short Street will be lined with a diverse group of food vendors and all kinds of Irish goods and crafts will be available. There will also be a variety of activities for children, including fact painting, arts and crafts, a photo booth and more. Stargazing (7 p.m., Saturday, March29, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary)–View the night sky through telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way. This free program will last approximately two hours. To learn more, call 272-6105. Free Adoption & Foster Care Seminar — This event is completely free and open to anyone who feels the call to care for orphans through adoption or foster care. Whether you are in the process or are just beginning to pray about growing your family through adoption, you are welcome to come as you are! 8:00am - 1:00pm. Southland Christian Church. Junior Naturalist “Birds of Prey” (11 a.m., Saturday, March 15, McConnell Springs)–This month’s Junior Naturalist “Birds of Prey” program will feature Raptor Rehab and their live birds. Participants will be able to see an American kestrel, screech owls, a red-tailed hawk, a turkey vulture and a great horned owl. This special program will

last approximately 90 minutes. We ask that attendees be at least four years old for the safety of the children as well as the birds. Seating is limited to the first 40 who register. Call the park at 225-4073 to register for this free program or for more information. Birds of Prey are sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.

March 20 Casting Crowns — Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns has experienced a landmark year with three GRAMMY® nominations, a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications and more. Since forming more than a decade ago, Casting Crowns’ message of hope has resonated with people around the globe, with total album sales surpassing 8 million. Moving into an exciting new season in 2014, the band reveals its seventh studio record, THRIVE, out January 28, 2014, with Mark Hall’s newest book “Thrive – Digging Deep, Reaching Out” releasing on February 11, 2014. In support of the new record, Casting Crowns has also announced its upcoming national tour, “The Thrive Tour,” which will feature Laura Story and For King & Country and will kick off right here in Lexington on February 20, 2014. 7:00pm. Rupp Arena

March 22 Weekend Workout (10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, McConnell Springs)–McConnell Springs is looking for a few good volunteers! Individuals will be helping with garden upkeep, weed pulling, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 am and stay as long as your schedule permits. For more information, call 225-4073.

March 25 Gangstagrass continues the Keep Talkin Tour — Gangstagrass is scheduled to perform at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar in Lexington March 25. Founded in 2006 and recognized in 2010 with an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Main Title Theme Music’ for their theme song to the FX series, Justified, “Long Hard Times To Come,” Gangstagrass have not only been on the forefront of this new country-hip-hop-hybrid genre, they blazed the trail. Gangstagrass come by it honestly: Rench, mastermind of the group, was schooled on Run DMC and break dancing while he was fed a steady diet of authentic country sounds like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

March 22 Spring Hartland Hills Retirement Vendor and Craft Show — There will over 20 vendors including Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, 31, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Coach handbags at hugh saving and alot more.Call 859-492-3026 for more information.

March 29 7th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs (11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, various wineries)–This annual fund-raising event to benefit McConnell Springs allows participants the opportunity to taste a oneounce sample of wine before its final stages of bottling and release. The tasting also gives individuals the chance to experience up-and-coming wines and an opportunity to discuss the soon-to-be-released sample. Seventeen wineries, all within an hour drive of Lexington, will be participating. Partakers may start at any participating winery and travel to as many as they wish for the cost of $20. You must be 21 years of age or older.


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