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Letter From Katie

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here is something special about the texture of a glossy magazine between my fingers. It just feels luxurious, like you can take your time leisurely flipping through pages. But as much as I enjoy the physical copy of a magazine in my hand, I know that sometimes my tablet or smartphone is more convenient. That’s why we want to make it easy for you to read Lexington Family Magazine in any format you choose. We know you are busy parents and grandparents who don’t always have that paper copy of our publication in reach. We have one more way for you to read the magazine any time you want – through Issuu, an online publishing platform. Our monthly magazine is distributed at more than 700 locations in Fayette and surrounding counties. You can read articles and enter contests at www. lexingtonfamily.com.

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Out & About in the Bluegrass

Holiday Performances, Santa Sightings and Christmas Book Reviews

Unconditional Love

Our parenting expert shares how to make sure your children feel loved, no matter what.

The Importance of Reading

Tips from a mom on how to make reading an everyday, fun experience with your child.

December Calendar

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Publisher Dana Tackett

Editor John Lynch

Deputy Editor Katie Saltz

Marketing & Events Katie Saltz

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Holiday Gift Guide

Make shopping easy this year and find great picks for all the kids on your Christmas list.

Vitamins and Your Kids

A local pediatrician answers the question: Does your child really need vitamin supplements?

An Around-the-World Education

Lexington teacher uses global experience to keep perspective in the classroom.

in every issue 18 The Curious Edge 20 Pediatric Corner 22 Dr. Graebe

24 Hospice of the Bluegrass 38 KU’s Scholar Athlete 39 Asbury Educator of Month

On the cover: Justice, age 4, plays with his pet dog, Josie. Justice is the son of Ransom and Sharon Davenport of Lexington. Photo by Robin Allen Photography


GIVEAWAYS 2016

The Nutcracker

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet will present the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” in one family-friendly act. Lexington Family has a Family 4-pack of tickets to give away to this magical performance in December at the Singletary Center.

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Rudolph: the Musical

Watch classic characters in this stage adaptation of the holiday TV tradition, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” Win a Family 4-pack of tickets to the show at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 16.

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Santa Train at KY Railway Ride the rails with Santa at the Kentucky Railway Museum for hot cocoa, cookies and Christmas cheer. We have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to the Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

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he Christmas tree at Lexington Family Magazine is overflowing with gifts this year. But these are not for us – they are for you, our readers! Our 12 Days of Giveaways kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 1 on Facebook and continues through Dec. 12. Every day we will run a contest for an awesome prize. Our prize list this year has something for everyone: Melody, the American Girl Doll A $100 Gift Card to Gattitown 4-Class Pass to The Little Gym Tickets to “The Nutcracker” by the Bluegrass Youth Ballet A free Birthday Party at Monkey Joe’s Tickets for a Santa Train Ride with the Kentucky Railway Museum A holiday-themed door hanger from Cut & Paste Craft Studio And many more crafts, games and toys for all ages. To enter the contests, simply follow us on Facebook and look for the contest question. A new giveaway starts each day by 9 a.m. at www.facebook.com/lexfamilymag

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Holiday Performances

Include a Christmas Show as Part of Your Holiday Schedule

Derby Dinner Playhouse

“Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular” tells the comedic and musical story of three angels as they reunite for a Hillbilly-style Christmas show. Evening programs include a dinner buffet before the show and are offered Tuesday-Sunday, 6 p.m. through Dec. 31. Matinees are Tuesday-Friday and Sunday beginning at 11:45 a.m. and include lunch before the play. No performances Christmas day or Christmas Eve. 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Ind. Tickets $38-$47. Info (812) 288-8281 or www.derbydinner. com. Children’s Series: “Once Upon A Snowflake.” All performances feature a kid-friendly menu. Breakfast performances are offered at 9 a.m., and lunch performances at noon. 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Ind. Tickets $17-$22. Info: (812) 288-8281 or www. derbydinner.com.

EKU Center for the Arts

“The Ten Tenors – Home For The Holidays” Australia’s “rock stars of the opera” will bring their unique voices to modern and traditional holiday tunes alike, including “Joy To The World,” “White Christmas,” and “Amazing Grace.” Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. 1 Hall Drive, Richmond, Ky. Tickets $25. Info: 622-7469 or www. ekucenter.com. “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” Children in the audience will join Rudolph and his friends on their classic holiday adventure – an adventure that celebrates the little things that make us different from each other. Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. 1 Hall Drive, Richmond, 4 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Ky.Tickets $29-$49. Info: 622-7469 or www.ekucenter.com.

Lexington Children’s Theatre

“The Snow Queen” Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Snow Queen” tells the story of Gerda, who must take on the adventure of a lifetime to save the boy she loves. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Lexington Opera House. Tickets $15-$18. Info: 254-4545.

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“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis” This blend of holiday music and multimedia extravaganza will be sure to dazzle all your senses. Watch Grammy Award winner Chip Davis as he displays his own take on the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller. Thursday, Dec. 22 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Lexington Opera House. Tickets $31-$88.50. Info: 2334567

Lexington Philharmonic

“A Cathedral Christmas” Enjoy as the halls of The Cathedral of Christ the King reverberate with the joyous sounds of holiday music performed by some of the best emerging soloists in Lexington. Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Cathedral of Christ the King. Tickets $25-$75. Info: 233-4226 or www.lexphil.org. Call for student and group-seating rates.

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“A Rockin’ Christmas with Brenda Lee” A superstar since youth, Brenda Lee

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Bluegrass Youth Ballet

“The Nutcracker in One Act” is the Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s signature ballet. The performance condenses “The Nutcracker” into one family-friendly sized act, easily enjoyed by all age groups – and particularly by children. Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Tickets $14-$18. Singletary Center for the Arts. Tickets: 2574929. Info: 271-4472.

The Lexington Ballet

“The Nutcracker” has long been a holiday classic, and The Lexington Ballet will bring it to life in this “enchanting” production. SCHOOL SHOWS: Friday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at EKU Center for the Arts; Thursday, Dec. 8, Friday, Dec. 9, Thursday, Dec. 15, Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. at Lexington Opera House. All school tickets $6. REGULAR SHOWS: EKU Center for the Arts. Saturday, Dec., 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets $19-$39 Info: (859) 622-7469. Lexington Opera House. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets $20.7540.75. Info: 233-3535 or 233-3925. Y


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Holiday Performances has cranked out hit holiday songs since 1960 with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Lee has been nominated for four Grammy awards since the early days when she shared the stage with Elvis Presley as a 12-year-old. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Newlin Hall, Norton Center for the Arts. Tickets $39-$55. Info: (877) HIT-SHOW or www.nortoncenter.com.

The Lexington Singers

“Handel’s Messiah” This Lexington Singers’ tradition features the most musicians on one stage in Central Kentucky. Guest soloists will join Lexington’s own Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay, the Singers, and baroque orchestra for a holiday classic for the whole family. Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts. Tickets $9-$27. Info: 338-9888 or www.lexsing.org.

UK Collage: A Holiday Spectacular

Rejoice in the holiday spirit at the annual “Collage” concert presented by UK Choir members, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir and a host of guest ensembles and soloists. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts. Tickets: $13-$27. Info: 257-5897.

UK Opera Theatre

Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song Community sing-along of holiday favorites conducted by Dr. Everett McCorvey, featuring award-winning vocalists from UK Opera Theatre and the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition. Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 & 7:30 p.m. The Square, W. Main St. and N. Broadway. Free. Info: 257-9331. Y

Mission of Hope Christmas Crusade UK Retiree Opens Her Heart – And Pocketbook

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anet Hyatt pulled into the Lexington Family Magazine parking lot with her car packed full of gifts for the Mission of Hope’s Big Blue Barrel Christmas drive. Hauling all of Hyatt’s donations from the parking lot to the office took multiple trips – she even had to return the next day to finish her giving spree. Hyatt is not from Eastern Kentucky, but Mission of Hope struck her as a way to make a difference. “Several years ago I saw Mission of Hope, and it just – something about it made me want to give,” Hyatt said. “Eastern Kentucky has fallen on hard times, hard times that have gone on maybe forever.” Mission of Hope, a Knoxvillebased Christian charity, serves more than 18,000 students at 28 schools in the poorest Appalachian counties. To meet this demand, MOH sets up Big Blue Barrels around Central

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Kentucky from Nov. 18- Dec. 5, where people can drop off new clothing, toys, non-perishable food items and hygiene products. Hyatt’s donations will go to some of those 18,000 students in need, but MOH Executive Director Emmette Thompson said “the time has long since passed where the Big Blue Barrel collections fill all of our needs for children.” To help meet that need, people can also make tax-deductible donations. For Hyatt, she said it feels good to donate. She retired from her IT job at UK in 2003, and then went to work at Macy’s for two years. As a Macy’s employee she purchased toys and clothes in the clearance section with her employee discount for a real bargain, knowing she would donate the things she bought. “I had a lot more stuff than I thought,” she said. “And it feels good. I like that I’m doing something for somebody who needs it.” Though she no longer works at Macy’s, Hyatt will continue to purchase clothes and toys to give away during future

holiday seasons. People can find Big Blue Barrels at the following locations: Lexington Family Magazine, Chick-fil-A locations, Curves locations, Kids Place, the Explorium, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Monkey Joe’s, and Collins Bowling Centers at Southland and Eastland. Info: www.missionofhope.org or (865) 584-7571.Y


Looking for Santa This Holiday Season? Here Are a Few Places You Can Find Him This December

Southern Lights Holiday Festival Nov. 18-Dec. 31. Indoor attractions will be open every night through Dec. 24 except Thanksgiving (Nov. 24). Hours: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets: Monday-Thursday, $15/car; FridaySunday, $25/car. Info: 255-5727 or www.kyhorsepark.com

Fayette Mall

Visit Santa in the Dillard’s Court through Christmas Eve. Monday Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: noon6 p.m. Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 272-3493 or www.shopfayettemall.com/holiday

Merry Christmas From Santa at Lexington Green

Visit Santa at The Mall at Lexington Green through Dec. 24. Schedule your appointment online at www. santabooking.com. Info: 983-2630. For hours, visit www.travisclarkphotos. com/christmas-hours.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bistro. Tickets are $13.95/adult Gives Back members, $14.95 for non-members, $8.95/kids 12

and under. Reservations are required. Storytime with Santa, 11 a.m. Info: 273-2911 or www.josephbeth.com/ KidsEvents.aspx

Lexington Humane Society

Pet Pictures with Santa at Fayette Mall. Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Photo packages range from $23-$48 with option to donate to LHS. Info: 2330044 or lexingtonhumanesociety.org

Downtown Christmas Parade

Santa returns to downtown on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for the annual Christmas parade. The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.

Gattitown

Snap a picture with Santa at the Lexington Gattitown, Friday, Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m. Opportunity to take pictures is free with admission. 2524 Nicholasville Road. Info: 277-2323.

Marshall Pediatric Therapy

Saturday, Dec. 10, 9-11 a.m. Sensitive Santa for children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory issues.

Kids get a 15-minute time slot to spend with Santa. Afterward, children can decorate cookies and play with others. Info: email fax@mptcares.com, or (859) 224-2273 or visit www.mptcares.com.

Santa at the Zoo

Santa is making a special stop at the Louisville Zoo during the Louisville Zoo Santa Safari, Dec. 10-11 and 17-18. Session times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa, plus meet Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and special guests. Enjoy yummy refreshments and take a safari tour through the zoo’s heated buildings where kids have one-onone encounters with Zoo educators. (Separate fee – online reservation required). Tickets $8.50-$20.95. Tickets at louisvillezoo.org.

Embassy Suites Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 17, 8:30-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, movies, activities and photos. $15 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, 4 and under are free. Reservations required. Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike. Info: 455-5000. Y

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MOM REPORT

By Susan Szczerbicki

GATTITOWN

LOCATION: 2524 Nicholasville Road, With winter coming, Gattitown in Lexington is an ideal indoor option that includes an arcade and buffet in the admission price. The arcade area has a variety of games – video and carnival-type games – as well as small rides, bumper cars, a carousel and a small bouncy house. Activities cost between 10 cents and $2. The buffet includes pizza, pasta, salad bar and dessert. The food is fresh and there are many options for even picky eaters. Your kids will also love eating in the dining room with a large TV showing cartoons. The arcade area can get loud and weekends can be crowded. Paying for admission and credits can add up, but overall it makes for a fun indoor play day. Want to win a $100 Gift Card to Gattitown? Hop on Facebook and follow our 12 Days of Giving! More of Susan’s reviews can be found at www. adventuresinmotherhoodbluegrass.com

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elebrate the season by reading a holiday book with your kids. Here are three new titles to check out this Christmas season. Lexington Family Magazine will give away these books on Facebook in December.

“Goodnight Manger” by Laura Sassi This sweet rhyming book follows Mary and Joseph trying to get baby Jesus asleep for bed, but it’s hard with angels singing, donkeys braying and three kings knocking. Recommended for ages 4-8. “The Great Spruce” by John Duvall When young Alec’s favorite tree is in danger of being chopped down, he springs into action to save the great spruce. The story is a good lesson in nature conservation, creative thinking and the spirit of Christmas. Recommended for ages 5-8. “The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo” by Laura Murray The Gingerbread Man has some wild adventures among the animals in this book. A trip to the zoo becomes a scavenger hunt where young readers follow along with the clues. This series is a fun twist on a classic children’s rhyme. Recommended for ages 5-8. Y


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he holidays are here again! We all learn from a young age to make a list of gifts we want for holidays and birthdays. It is a time-honored ritual that we celebrate together. It’s also fun to make a gift list for the people we love. Your children will tell you that they want blasters, trolls, Hatchimals, drones, clothes, and Snuggles My Dream Puppy. But here’s a thought to consider during this season of giving – children really want something else and not just for the holidays. It is unconditional love. Unconditional love has no bounds and never changes. It sees the value and worthiness of an individual, separate from his or her behavior. If you knew in your heart that no matter what you did, you would be loved beyond measure, what could you accomplish? Unconditional love is the root and foundation from which healthy, resilient, happy humans grow. In the book “Mama, Do You Love Me?” by Barbara Joosse, a young Inuit girl tests the limits of her mother’s love by asking her questions: “What if I turned into a walrus?” “What if I stayed away?” “What if I made you angry or made you cry?” No matter the question, her mother assures her that she will be loved “forever and for always.” That is the message that every child wants to hear. Many families make a point of telling one 10 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

another, “I love you” every day. Parents show their love through caring for children, and encouraging them to care for others. Providing an atmosphere of warmth and support in your home creates a sense of safety, security and love. But sometimes parents get angry. Children don’t do what they are supposed to do. Mistakes are made. In those times, how do children know they are unconditionally loved? One simple tip is this: Try changing one little three-letter word – from “but” to “and.” “I love you and you may not color on the wall.” “I love you and the answer is no.” “I love you and you may not hit.” Why is the word “and” so powerful here? Because it states an unconditional fact. When the word “but” is used, it suggests to a child that there are times when he is NOT loved. There is no greater contributor to a child’s developing sense of self than the knowledge that her parent loves her no matter what. Now, that’s the perfect gift! Dr. Lesley Iwinski is the mother of three grown children, a family physician and Executive Director of The Parent and Family Enrichment Center, Inc. and Growing Peaceful Families. She offers classes, workshops and seminars. Info: (859) 333-3053 or www. GrowingPeacefulFamilies.com. Y

ith “The Snow Queen,” “Alice in Wonderland” and auditions for “Peter Pan Jr.,” fans of Lexington Children’s Theatre have plenty to be excited about in December. (For details on “The Snow Queen,” please see Page 4.) For auditions for “Peter Pan Jr.,” based on the award-winning Broadway musical, LCT is seeking 20-24 cast members ages 9-18 (performers must turn 9 prior to Dec. 14). LCT will host auditions at 418 West Short St., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. For those who prefer to stay out of the spotlight, “Alice in Wonderland” will lead viewers down the rabbit hole to a land of unworldly wonders. LCT will perform this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel at the LCT Main Stage at 418 West Short St., on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for children and $18 for adults. Info: 254-4546 x245 / www. lctonstage.org and www.lctonstage. org/for-artists/auditions. Y

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s a child, my mother read to me every night. Her rule was 20 minutes of reading for every child at bedtime. Even when she traveled out of town, she would leave behind a casette tape of herself reading. We would follow along with the book in our hands. Not surprisingly, reading to my daughter seemed natural – and is beneficial to her. So in honor of my mother, I drafted a few tips for parents who haven’t hopped on board the Reading Train. 1) Read Together Every Day. Every. Single. Day. Bedtime is ideal because you can relax and snuggle up on pillows. If your schedule doesn’t allow that, then read during breakfast. Read immediately after school or daycare.

Each month we consult with experts – our readers! – about parenting and ask a question on our Facebook page. November’s Question was:

What word does your little one mispronounce?

Katie Saltz with CeCe & Ezra

“Moo, Baa, La La La” by Sandra Boynton in my sleep because my daughter wanted to read it every day until it “mysteriously disappeared” from the bookshelf for a while. Visit the library to keep your book selections fresh. If you are stuck with a favorite, make it fun for yourself. Use silly accents or crazy voices. Your kid will enjoy it and you won’t get as bored. 4) Bring Reading Into the Real World. Point out signs in the grocery store, read billboards, spell out traffic signs for your kids. Let them see how reading is used in daily life so they the Read To Your Child understand importance. Every Single Day 5) Don’t Stop Just Because They Can Read. Make the time, because My 6-year-old reads on her 20 minutes a day can have a own, so I could easily say, lifelong impact. “You’ve got it covered. Here is a 2) Don’t Rely on Screens. book, good night!” Many gadgets or apps will But we still read together at “read” to your child. Those devices cannot take your place. bedtime. Sometimes she reads Your child needs to hear your to me, other nights she wants me to do it all. voice, see your lips move and I’m not rushing to the day watch you trace words and turn she no longer wants me to read pages. A computerized voice to her, and I hope you won’t does not have the same effect. either. Y 3) Mix It Up. I can recite

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t “There’s a cute TV show called ‘Max and Ruby.’ My 3-year-old calls it ‘Max and Groovy.’ It’s the best! I hope she never gets it right.” – Megan Cook Crawford t “My son used to say ‘ba-boo’ for ‘peek-a-boo’ and it was the cutest thing ever.” – Tiffany Jones t “My son calls McDonald’s ‘RockaDonalds.’ No idea why, but it’s cute. I even call it that now.” – Bonnie Taylor Longo t “My 2-year-old has two that I love to hear him mispronounce. His sister’s name, it is Briahnna and he says ‘Bri-na-na’ and the other is basketball, he says ‘basket-da-ball.’” – Virginia Kahmann December Feedback Question:

If you were to make a “Family Resolution” for New Year’s, what would it be? Answer our Facebook question and you could be in the magazine!

December at BabyBumpLexington.com What to Buy Baby: Check out our gift guide of books, toys and gear for little ones! We have reviews and giveaways on our Facebook page to help with your Christmas shopping.

Smiles for Santa: Visits with Santa can be sweet or terrifying for a young child. Read our tips on how to make pictures with St. Nick go smoothly.

Baby’s First Christmas: Check out our Pinterest board of creative ways to document baby’s first Christmas.

Roy Lemon Smith 1887-1963 Nicknamed “Mr. Methodist,” Smith was an author and religious leader. He led the Methodist Church in L.A., the largest in the world at the time.


Going stir crazy with kids and holiday company? Visit the Explorium for a fun and educational family day. The Explorium will also have half and full day camps. Determined Detectives December 19 - 23 and Mysterious Magic December 26 - 30. Check out our website for more information

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Great Gifts. Great Deals. Great Cause. Gift Memberships, plush toys, or behind-the-scenes tours. All are fun and support endangered wildlife. www.louisvillezoo.org

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Author Signing with Jan Brett, author of “Gingerbread Christmas.” 10 a.m. Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. Legacy All Sports: Lunch Bunch Preschool Open Gym. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. $15 per child, bring a lunch. 261 Ruccio Way #105. Info: 977-8862 or www.legacyallsports.com. Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communication Strategies. Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch provided. Registration required. Madison County Cooperative Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane. Richmond. Info: (800) 272-3900. F Jessamine County Public Library: Adult Anime Club. 5:30-7 p.m. Intro to JCPL Creative Space. 6-6:45 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Night: Marvelous Mobiles Kinetic Art Night. Discover kinetic artwork in the art gallery and create a marvelous mobile with a master metalsmith and sculptor. 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation $2. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Infant CPR class. 6-9 p.m. $20 per 24 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

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$10. Tates Creek Recreation Center. Info: 288-2908. Kentucky Horse Park: Holly Day Market. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A boutique-style holiday shopping experience. Alltech Arena. Info: www.hollydaymarket.com. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Aurora Borealis.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. Imagination Station, “Tape Twister.” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Penguins in the Dark.” 1-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Free with general admission. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training. Noon-5:30 p.m. Ages 11 & up. $25 members, $35 non-members. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org.

Lexington Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 241 W. Main Street. Info: www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.

The Lexington Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. $19-$39. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. Info: www.ekucenter.com.

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. 9-10:15 a.m. For all stages of pregnancy. Mama & Baby Yoga. Noon-1 p.m. For mamas and babies newborncrawling. Drop-ins welcome. $14 a class or class packages available. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www. babymoonlex.com.

Lexington Children’s Theatre: “The Snow Queen,” based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. 2 & 7 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 7 & up. Lexington Opera House. Info: 254-4546.

F Barnes & Noble: Educator Holiday Shopping. 9 a.m. PreK-Grade 12 educators receive 25% off their purchase of books, toys, games and more. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Storytime. 11 a.m. Author Signing with Evelyn Christensen, author of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Kentucky.” 2 p.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. F Jessamine County Public Library: Early Literacy for Child Care Providers Training. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Weekend Childbirth Education Class, a condensed version of the 4-week Lamaze-based class. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 per couple, light refreshments provided. Registration required. Recommended for 32-34 gestation. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime, books and snacks. 10 a.m. 726 N. Limestone. Info: 252-3052. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Birding. 10 a.m. Please call ahead to register. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Info: 272-6105. Mrs. Claus’ Hot Chocolate Social. Join Mrs. C and holiday friends for story time, dancing and cookies. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15 per session. Artworks at the Carver School. Info: 288-2935. Youth Basketball leagues begin. Boys & girls ages 5-12. Dunbar Community Center. Info: 288-2915. Therapeutic Recreation Holiday Dinner Dance. Dinner, dancing and fun. Caregivers must stay with their client and assist if necessary. 5-9 p.m. 26 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Black Friday Art Sale: Local artists set up pop-up shops inside the Lexington Art League’s Loudon House. 2-7 p.m. 209 Castlewood Dr. Info: 254-7024. Waveland Museum: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Event includes storytime and photo opportunity with Santa. Santa visit 4-5:30 p.m. Performances begin at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Ages 6 & under free. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. Legacy All Sports: Saturday Night Open Gym. 6-9 p.m. Ages 5 & up. $10 members, $15 non-members. Preregistration recommended and accepted until 5 p.m. the day of. 261 Ruccio Way #105. Info: 9778862 or www.legacyallsports.com. SCAPA: “The Miracle Worker.” 8 p.m. Downtown Arts Center. Info: www.scapa.fcps.net. LexDance: Contra Dance. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students and seniors. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 5525433. The Henry Clay Estate: A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland. Local artisans, farm dresh edibles, jewelry and handmade gifts available at the Kentucky Market. Market is free and open to the public. Candlelight Tours of the mansion are $15 adults and $7 children. 120 Sycamore Rd. Info: 266-8581. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Central Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Eastside Branch: Chess Mates. Drop-in chess play. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 8 & up. For all skill levels. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. Waveland Museum: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Event includes storytime and photo opportunity with Santa. Santa visit noon-1:30 p.m. Performances begin at 2 & 3 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Ages 6 & under free. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. Kentucky Horse Park: Holly Day Market. Noon-6 p.m. A boutique-style holiday shopping experience. Alltech Arena. Info: www.hollydaymarket.com. Baby Moon: Childbirth Express. An intensive format childbirth education class for those who aren’t able to fit a longer series into their schedule. 1-6 p.m. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Jessamine County Public Library: Day of Holiday Cheer. 1-5 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “The Snow Queen,” based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 7 & up. Lexington Opera House. Info: 2544546. F Central Kentucky Concert Band: “Water Music: Songs of the Sea.” 3 p.m. Free. Haggin Auditorium, Transylvania University. Info: www.ckcb. org. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101. 4-6 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.

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________________TUESDAY 6 Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music class: Space Adventures. Hands-on, interactive musical play. 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. For active walkers up to 4-year-olds. Candy Mountain Music: Babies Session. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For ages 4 months through active walkers. Registration required. Breastfeeding Essentials II. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Cut & Paste Craft Studio: Preschool Playspace. Drop in for activities that develop sensory integration, fine motor skills and social interaction. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver. $6 per hour per child, $4 per hour for sibling. 220 Ruccio Way, Suite 180. Info: 223-0114. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Peppermint Oobleck.” 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 9 months to 2 years. Free with general admission. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. F Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2446. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Member Appreciation- Origami Crafts. 2 p.m. Adults and children ages 12 & up. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. Waveland Museum: Tea Tuesdays at Waveland. Tea served by period-dressed interpreters and a tour of the mansion. 2-3:30 p.m. $25. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 2723611 or 619-8189. F Jessamine County Public Library: Teen Coding Club. 5-6 p.m. Easy Crochet Hat. 1-3 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Baby Steps, a class to help parents feel more secure taking care of a newborn. 6-9:30 p.m. $20 per couple. Registration required. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers and Shakers Toddler Time. 11 a.m. Ages 2 & under. Central Branch: Parade Pop-In: Ornament Making. 6-8 p.m. For all kids. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. A fun, energetic lap-sit storytime. 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Ages birth-24 months. Northside Branch: Read! Learn! Play! 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. 28 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me! 10:30 a.m. Ages birth -18 months. Info: 231-5500.

Dec. 1. Baby & Me. See Dec. 1.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Teen Appy Hour. 5-6 p.m. Healthy Life Club. 5:30-7 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

Baby Moon: Baby-Wearing Fitness. 10-11 a.m. Mama & Baby Yoga. For moms and newborns through crawling. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. $14 a class or class packages available. Candy Mountain Music: Babies Session. A handson, interactive musical experience. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 4 months- active walkers. Candy Mountain Music: Space Adventures. 6:30-7:15 p.m. For ages active walkers-4 years. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 10 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Cut & Paste Craft Studio: Preschool Playspace. Drop in for activities that develop sensory integration, fine motor skills and social interaction. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver. $6 per hour per child, $4 per hour for sibling. 220 Ruccio Way, Suite 180. Info: 223-0114. F Carnegie Center: Toddler Book Club. 10:3011:30 a.m. Ages 2-3 and parent or caregiver. Free. Registration required. Early Learner Book Club. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Ages 3-5 and parent or caregiver. Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: SMASH Club, “Lava Lamps.” 10:3011:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Free with general admission. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. F Jessamine County Public Library: Exercise with Ease. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Munch & Mingle. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Silver Screen: “The Bells of St. Mary’s.” 12:30-2:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime, books and snacks. 3:30 p.m. 726 N. Limestone. Info: 252-3052. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Little Explorers: Santa’s Workshop. 1:30-2:15 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Tinker Time, use different materials to create. 4-5 p.m. Grades K-2 with parent or caregiver. Registration required. Central Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3 years. Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Family Movie Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.

_______________ THURSDAY 8 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Winter Mitten Craft.” See Dec. 1.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See

Legacy All Sports: Lunch Bunch Preschool Open Gym. See Dec. 1.

F Barnes & Noble: Tabletop Gaming Meetup. See Dec. 1. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 1. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime. See Dec. 1. Eastside Branch: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1 Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 1. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 1. Info: 231-5500.

________________ FRIDAY 9 Baby Moon: Mamas & Movers Pilates. See Dec. 2.

Explorium: Leapin’ Littles, “Pin the Nose on the Snowman.” See Dec. 2. Parents Night Out. Children must be potty-trained. $15 for members, $18 nonmembers. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Legacy All Sports: Lunch Bunch Preschool Open Gym. See Dec. 2. Alzheimer’s Association: Family Caregiver Workshop. Presentations by local and statewide experts who specialize in aging and Alzheimer’s care. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For family caregivers, not open to professionals. $10, includes lunch. Preregistration required. Alzheimer’s Association, 2808 Palumbo Dr. Info: (800) 272-3900. F Jessamine County Public Library: Job Search Association. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Waveland Museum: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Event includes storytime and photo opportunity with Santa. Santa visit 4-5:30p.m. Performances begin at 6, 7:30 & 9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Ages 6 & under free. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. Gattitown: Visit with Santa. Snap a picture with Santa. Photo is free with general admission. 5-8 p.m. 2524 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 277-2323. F Barnes & Noble: Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball. 7 p.m. Costumes, music, activities and more. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. LexDance: Contra Dance. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 5525433. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Dec. 2. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 2. Can a Rainbow Tell Us What’s On the Sun? Discover how astronomers

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______________ SATURDAY 10 Lexington Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 241 W. Main Street. Info: www.lexingtonfarmersmarket. com.

Central Kentucky Second Saturday Divorce Workshop: Addressing legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce. 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. workshop. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Keller Williams Greater Lexington, 2700 Rosebud Rd. Info: 223-3318. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 3. Mama & Baby Yoga. See Dec. 3. Div. of Parks & Rec: Outdoor Skills Class. Learn camping, hiking, knots, orienteering and more. 9-10 a.m. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Little Explorers: Winter Wildlife Treats. 10 a.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Info: 272-6105. Wooden Ornament Carving. 10 a.m. $10, prepayment required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Ornament Wood Carving Workshop. 10 a.m. $15. Ages 16 & up. Artworks at the Carver School. Info: 288-2935. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Sibling Class. 10 a.m.-noon. $10 per child. Recommended for ages 3-6. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. F Carnegie Center: Toddler & Early Learner Combined group. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 and parent or caregiver. Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Santa Claus Train Ride. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for children, $14 adults. 175 Beasley Dr. Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476. F Barnes & Noble: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” Storytime. See Dec. 3. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Dec. 3. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Snowglobe Workshop.” Imagination Station, “Peppermint Slime.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Polar Bear Perspectives.” See Dec. 3. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 3. F Jessamine County Public Library: Intro to JCPL Creative Space. 11-11:45 a.m. and 12:301:15 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lexington Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” 2 & 8 p.m. $20.75-$40.75. Lexington Opera House. Info: www. lexingtoballet.org. 30 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Waveland Museum: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Event includes storytime and photo opportunity with Santa. Santa visit 4-5:30p.m. Performances begin at 6, 7:30 & 9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Ages 6 & under free. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. Legacy All Sports: Saturday Night Open Gym. See Dec. 3. Lexington Ice Center: Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club will perform an ice skating show bringing to life The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown and more. 6-8 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 560 Eureka Springs Dr. Info: 6992164. Kentucky Horse Park: Snowball Series Mounted Games. Dec. 10 & 11. Covered Arena. KHSAA States Cheerleading Competition. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Alltech Arena. Horse Park Admission $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12. Fall season includes next day free. Info: www.mountedgames.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 3. Central Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Eastside Branch: Teen Volunteer-a-Thon. Earn five volunteer hours at this special day of service. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 14-17. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Info: 231-5500.

_______________ SUNDAY 11 F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Dec. 4.

Waveland Museum: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Event includes storytime and photo opportunity with Santa. Santa visit noon-1:30 p.m. Performances begin at 2 & 3 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Ages 6 & under free. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: The Women’s Hospital Tour. 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. No registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Second Floor waiting area. Info: 967-2229. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Santa Claus Train Ride. 2 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for children, $14 adults. 175 Beasley Dr. Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476. Lexington Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. $20.75-$40.75. Lexington Opera House. Info: www. lexingtoballet.org. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Alice in Wonderland.” Based on the Lewis Carroll classic. 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 4 & up. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. F Jessamine County Public Library: Writer’s Forum. 2-4 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Baby Moon: Grandparents 101. A class to bridge

the generational gap in a fun and engaging way. 3-5 p.m. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Lexington Brass Band: “Holidays Around the World” concert. 4-5 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children and students. Centenary United Methodist Church, Tates Creek Rd. Info: www.lexingtonbrassband. com.

_______________ MONDAY 12 Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music: Space Adventures. See Dec. 5. Prenatal Yoga. See Dec. 5. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 9-10 a.m. Senior Citizens Center, 195 Life Lane. Info: 288-2446. F Jessamine County Public Library: Make & Take Craft: Cat and Dog Toys. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Scholastic Book Fair Holiday Warehouse Sale: Huge savings on books, school supplies and gifts. Noon-7 p.m. Open to the public. Lexington Convention Center. Info: ww.scholastic.com/ bookfairs/warehouse. Alzheimer’s Association: Memory Café. An informal setting for caregivers and loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact. 3-5 p.m. Free. Northside Public Library, 1733 Russell Cave Rd. Info: 257-8971. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Breastfeeding Class. 6-8 p.m. $20 per couple, spouses are encouraged to attend. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Babies Get Down(town). See Dec. 5. Eastside Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump storytime. See Dec. 5. Info: 231-5500.

_______________ TUESDAY 13 Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music class: Space Adventures and Candy Mountain Music: Babies Session. See Dec. 6. MaterniTEA. A free, informal session to navigate the nine months of pregnancy and beyond. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Open to women and partners preconception through pregnancy. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Cut & Paste Craft Studio: Preschool Playspace. See Dec. 6. Scholastic Book Fair Holiday Warehouse Sale: Huge savings on books, school supplies and gifts. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Open to the public. Lexington Convention Center. Info: ww.scholastic.com/ bookfairs/warehouse.

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December Calendar F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Masterful Musicians.” See Dec. 6. Waveland Museum: Tea Tuesdays at Waveland. See Dec. 6. F Jessamine County Public Library: Anime & Manga Club. 5-7 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Div. of Parks & Rec: Holiday Bingo. 6-7:30 p.m. Fun event for all ages. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers and Shakers Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 6. Northside Branch: Read! Learn! Play! See Dec. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me! See Dec. 6. Info: 231-5500.

_____________ WEDNESDAY 14 Baby Moon: Baby-Wearing Fitness. See Dec. 7. Mama & Baby Yoga. See Dec. 7.

Cut & Paste Craft Studio: Preschool Playspace. See Dec. 7. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 7. Scholastic Book Fair Holiday Warehouse Sale: Huge savings on books, school supplies and gifts. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Open to the public. Lexington Convention Center. Info: ww.scholastic.com/ bookfairs/warehouse. Explorium: SMASH Club, “Fish for Numbers.” See Dec. 7. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 7. F Jessamine County Public Library: Exercise with Ease. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Winter Book Swap. 2-4 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 7. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101. 6-8 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime. See Dec. 7. Art Start. 1:302:15 p.m. Ages 3-5. Dress for a mess. Registration required. Young Inventors. Learn about smart, cool, even crazy inventions. 4-5 p.m. Grades 2-5 with parent or caregiver. Registration required. Central Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Dec. 7. Jingle Bell Rock Preschool Dance Party. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Dec. 7. Info: 231-5500. 32 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

______________ THURSDAY 15 Scholastic Book Fair Holiday Warehouse Sale: Huge savings on books, school supplies and gifts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to the public. Lexington Convention Center. Info: ww.scholastic.com/ bookfairs/warehouse. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Handprint Art.” See Dec. 1. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1. Baby & Me. See Dec. 1. Legacy All Sports: Lunch Bunch Preschool Open Gym. See Dec. 1. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Subutex: Learning to Cope class. 10-11 a.m. Free. Recommended for 23-25 weeks gestation. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Infant CPR class. 6-9 p.m. $20 per couple. Registration required, space is limited. Recommended for third trimester. Saint Joseph Office Building, 160 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Second Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. Alzheimer’s Association: Legal and Financial Planning. A workshop for anyone who would like to know what legal and financial issues to consider for someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Light lunch provided. Registration required. 2808 Palumbo Dr. Info: (800) 272-3900. F Jessamine County Public Library: Lunch & Learn. Noon-1 p.m. eLibrary Help. 4:30-6 p.m. Gaming Tournament: Mario Kart. 5-6 p.m. Intro to JCPL Creative Space. 6-6:45 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Div. of Parks & Rec: Holiday Party, including a magician, pizza, games and a visit from Santa. 6-8 p.m. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 1. F Barnes & Noble: Tabletop Gaming Meetup. See Dec. 1. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 7-8:30 p.m. Free class for expecting parents. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime. See Dec. 1. Eastside Branch: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1 Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 1. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 1. Info: 2315500.

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Baby Moon: Mamas & Movers Pilates. See Dec. 2. Explorium: Leapin’ Littles, “Jack Be Nimble.” See Dec. 2. Legacy All Sports: Lunch Bunch Preschool Open

Gym. See Dec. 2. F Jessamine County Public Library: Job Search Assistance. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. F Div. of Parks & Rec: Holiday Party. Dancing, ice cream, and more. 5-6:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. Dunbar Community Center. Info: 288-2941. Holiday Family Celebration. Crafts, games and treats. 6-8 p.m. William Wells Brown Community Center. Info: 389-6678. Bluegrass Youth Ballet: “The Nutcracker” performed in one kid-friendly act. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Singletary Center for the Arts. Info: 257-4929. EKU Center for the Arts: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” Based on the beloved television classic. 7 p.m. $29-$49. 1 Hall Drive, Richmond. Info: www.ekucenter.com Shedding the Mask on Disabilities: An evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction and dancing to benefit Arc of Central Kentucky. The Arc promotes and protects human rights of those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 6-10 p.m. $25 for Arc members, $50 general admission. Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. Info: (502) 517-6511. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Dec. 2. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 2. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless Storytime. See Dec. 2. Info: 231-5500.

______________ SATURDAY 17 Lexington Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 241 W. Main Street. Info: www.lexingtonfarmersmarket. com.

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 3. Mama & Baby Yoga. See Dec. 3. Newborn Prep class, a workshop on caring for an infant and the new family dynamic. 3-5 p.m. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Naturalist: Winter Wildlife Treats. 10 a.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Indoor Winter Horsemanship Registration. 1:30 p.m. for ages 10-15. 2:30 p.m. for ages 16 & up. $125. Proof of age required if the child has never participated in a Parks & Rec program. McConnell Springs. Info: 253-0328. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Santa Claus Train Ride. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for children, $14 adults. 175 Beasley Dr. Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476. F Barnes & Noble: Santa’s Sleigh is on its Way Storytime. See Dec. 3. Author Signing with S.G. Savage, author of “Lydia’s League of Angels.” 2

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December Calendar p.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Dec. 3. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Candy Cane Science.” Imagination Station, “Holidays around the World.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Globe Trotter.” See Dec. 3. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 3. Bluegrass Youth Ballet: “The Nutcracker” performed in one kid-friendly act. 3 p.m. $15-$18. Singletary Center for the Arts. Info: 257-4929. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Alice in Wonderland.” Based on the Lewis Carroll classic. 2 & 7 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 4 & up. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. Lexington Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” 2 & 8 p.m. $20.75-$40.75. Lexington Opera House. Info: www.lexingtoballet.org. Bluegrass Youth Ballet: “The Nutcracker” performed in one kid-friendly act. 3 p.m. $15-$18. Singletary Center for the Arts. Info: 257-4929. Legacy All Sports: Extreme Inflatables Open Gym. 6-9 p.m. Ages 5 & up. $20. Preregistration recommended and accepted until 5 p.m. the day of. 261 Ruccio Way #105. Info: 977-8862 or www. legacyallsports.com. Kentucky Horse Park: Snowbird Dressage. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Horse Park Admission $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12. Fall season includes next day free. Covered Arena. Info: www. kentuckydressageassociation.com. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 3. Central Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Storybook Holiday Mini-Movies. 11 a.m.-noon. For all children with parent or caregiver. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Info: 231-5500.

_______________ SUNDAY 18 F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Dec. 4. Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music class: Polar Express. A hands-on, interactive musical experience. 10-10:45 a.m. For ages active walkers-4 years. Candy Mountain Music Babies Session. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4 monthsactive walkers. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Santa Claus Train Ride. 2 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for children, $14 adults. 175 Beasley Dr. Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Alice in Wonderland.” Based on the Lewis Carroll classic. 34 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 4 & up. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. Lexington Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. $20.75-$40.75. Lexington Opera House. Info: www.lexingtoballet.org.

_______________ MONDAY 19 FCPS: No School. Winter Break.

Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 2666405. Winter Break with ESP. ESP will be open to current participants during FCPS Winter Break. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Athens-Chilesburg and Stonewall locations. Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Determined Detective. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music class: Polar Express. A hands-on, interactive musical experience. 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. For ages active walkers-4 years. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www. babymoonlex.com. F La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 9:30 a.m. Free. Centered Holistic Heath and Wellness Center, 309 N. Ashland Ave. Suite 180. Info: 559-8488. Alzheimer’s Association: Early Stages Social Engagement Group. This group helps participants connect with other people with dementia and tries to help them maintain their personal and emotional health. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Registration and pre-screening required. 2808 Palumbo Dr. Info: (800) 272-3900. Kentucky Railway Museum: Santa Express train ride. Visit with Santa, drink hot cocoa and snack on cookies. 3 p.m. North Pole Express. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $19 child, $24 adult. Military discount available. 136 S. Main St. New Haven. Info: (800) 272-0152. F Jessamine County Public Library: Film Creators Club. 5-7 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Baby Steps, a class to help parents feel more secure taking care of a newborn. 6-9:30 p.m. $20 per couple. Registration required. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby.

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Dec. 5. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Babies Get Down(town). See Dec. 5. Eastside Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump storytime. See Dec. 5. Info: 231-5500.

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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Determined Detective. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Baby Explorers, “Building Blocks.” See Dec. 6. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 2666405. Winter Break with ESP. ESP will be open to current participants during FCPS Winter Break. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Athens-Chilesburg and Stonewall locations. Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music class: Polar Express. Hands-on, interactive musical play. 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. For active walkers up to 4-year-olds. Candy Mountain Music: Babies Session. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For ages 4 months through active walkers. Registration required. Labor Workshop for Couples. 7-9:30 p.m. For pregnant women in their third trimester and partners. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. F Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2446. F Jessamine County Public Library: Teen Craft. 5-6 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Waveland Museum: High Tea Tuesday at Waveland. Tea served by period-dressed interpreters and a tour of the mansion. 6:308:30 p.m. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611 or 619-8189. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers and Shakers Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 6. LEGO Lab. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Northside Branch: Read! Learn! Play! See Dec. 6. Gingerbread House Craft. 3:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me! See Dec. 6.

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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Determined Detective. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. SMASH Club, “Painting with M&M’s.” See Dec. 7. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. Winter Break with ESP. ESP will be open to current participants during FCPS Winter Break. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Athens-Chilesburg and Stonewall locations. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 7. Baby Moon: Baby-Wearing Fitness. See Dec. 7. Mama & Baby Yoga. See Dec. 7. Candy Mountain Music: Polar Express. 4:30-5:15 p.m. or 6:30-7:15 p.m. For ages active walkers-4 years. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 7. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 7.

F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime. See Dec. 7. Central Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Dec. 7. Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 7. Polar Express Party. 3-4 p.m. Ages 3 & up. Registration required. Northside Branch: Cookies for the Holidays. 3:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Dec. 7. School’s Out Hang Out. 2-5 p.m. Games and coloring fun. Grades 2-5. Village Branch: Snowflakes with 4H. 2:30-3:30 p.m. For all kids. Info: 231-5500.

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Explorium: No School Day Camp. Determined Detective. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Mini Da Vinci’s, “Clear Tambourines.” See Dec. 1. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. Winter Break with ESP. ESP will be open to current participants during FCPS Winter Break. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Athens-Chilesburg and Stonewall locations. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1. Baby & Me. See Dec. 1. Lexington Opera House: “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.” 3 & 7:30 p.m. $61-$89. Info: 2333535. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 1. F Barnes & Noble: Tabletop Gaming Meetup. See Dec. 1. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime. See Dec. 1. Eastside Branch: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1. LEGO Lab. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 1. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 1. Santa’s Workshop. Prepare for the holiday rush with fun and games. 2:30-3:30 p.m. For all kids. Info: 231-5500.

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Frankfort Medical Pavilion: Breastfeeding Basics Class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 279 King’s Daughters Dr., Frankfort. Info: (502) 2261655 or (877) 376-2631.

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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Determined Detective. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Leapin’ Littles, “Musical Snowballs.” See Dec. 2. Parent’s Night Out. Children must be pottytrained. $15 for members, $18 non-members. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. Baby Moon: Mamas & Movers Pilates. See Dec. 2. Div. of Parks & Rec: Community Centers closed for the holiday. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Dec. 2.

Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 2. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless Storytime. See Dec. 2. Info: 231-5500.

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Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Cupcake Designer.” Imagination Station, “Clay Creations.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Faux Gingerbread “Cookies.” See Dec. 3. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Dec. 3. Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. Div. of Parks & Rec: Community Centers and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary closed for the holiday.

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Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. Div. of Parks & Rec: Community Centers and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary closed for the holiday.

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Explorium: No School Day Camp. Mysterious Magic. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Dec. 5. Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. Div. of Parks & Rec: Community Centers and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary closed for the holiday. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Babies Get Down(town). See Dec. 5. Eastside Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump storytime. See Dec. 5. Info: 231-5500.


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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Mysterious Magic. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Baby Explorers, “Party Animals.” See Dec. 6. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers and Shakers Toddler Time. See Dec. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 6. Northside Branch: Read! Learn! Play! See Dec. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me! See Dec. 6. Village Branch: Snowball Fight. A giant, indoor snowball fight. 2:30-3:30 p.m. For all kids. Info: 231-5500.

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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Mysterious Magic. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. SMASH Club, “Flags of the World.” See Dec. 7. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 7. Baby Moon: Baby-Wearing Fitness. See Dec. 7. Mama & Baby Yoga. See Dec. 7. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Dec. 7. F Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Children’s

Storytime. See Dec. 7. Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime. See Dec. 7. Central Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Dec. 7. Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 7. Northside Branch: Snowman Craft. 3:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Dec. 7. Info: 231-5500.

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Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Mysterious Magic. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Mini Da Vinci’s, “Dream Catchers.” See Dec. 1. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1. Baby & Me. See Dec. 1. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Infant CPR class. 6-9 p.m. $20 per couple. Registration required, space is limited. Recommended for third trimester. Saint Joseph Office Building, 160 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Second Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Dec. 1. F Barnes & Noble: Tabletop Gaming Meetup. See Dec. 1. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime. See Dec. 1. Eastside Branch: Toddler Time. See Dec. 1. LEGO Lab. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Northside Branch: LEGO Time. 3:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Dec. 1. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 1. Info: 231-5500.

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Classes. Full and part-day schedules available. 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit www.LASCLEX.org for complete class list. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: No School Day Camp. Mysterious Magic. Full and part day options. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.explorium.com. Leapin’ Littles, “Balloon Party.” See Dec. 2. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: Winter Break activities. Field trips to the movies, arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more. Kenwick Community Center. Info: 266-6405. Baby Moon: Mamas & Movers Pilates. See Dec. 2. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Dec. 2. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Dec. 2. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless Storytime. See Dec. 2. Info: 231-5500.

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Lexington Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 241 W. Main Street. Info: www.lexingtonfarmersmarket. com. F Barnes & Noble: “Hap-Pea All Year” Storytime. See Dec. 3. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “New Year’s Wish.” Imagination Station, “Party Shakers.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Party Hats.” Special Event: New Year’s Noon. Annual balloon drop at noon. See Dec. 3. Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights. Drive through four miles of Christmas lights. 5:30-10 p.m. Driving route open nightly through Dec. 31. $15 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car FridaySunday. Indoor activities closed through Dec. 31. Info: www.kyhorsepark.com or 259-4226. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Dec. 3. Central Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Dec. 3. Info: 231-5500.

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January 1

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. Explorium: Free Admission Day at the Explorium. 1-5 p.m. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Party Hats.” Ring in the New Year in style. 1-5 p.m. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Lexington Public Library: All branches closed for the holiday. Y December 2016

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State Meet Redemption: Alex Runs to Glory

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Alex Mortimer SCHOOL: Tates Creek GRADE: 12 SPORTS: Cross-country, track ACADEMICS: Alex has a 4.76 GPA, has taken three A.P. classes, plays piano and guitar, serves on the Student Advisory Council and is a National Honor Society member. PARENTS: Shannon & Jeff

o one needs to explain the meaning of redemption to longdistance runner Alex Mortimer – the Tates Creek High senior has lived it. A year ago, he entered the State crosscountry meet after an 11th- place finish as a sophomore as the District and Region champion. He set a blistering early pace, but two-thirds way through the race he inextricably felt dehydrated. He nearly passed out. Still, he remained upright and somehow stayed close to the lead until the final stretch when 20 or so runners passed him as he stumbled to the finish line. He then collapsed. An experienced runner, he still can’t explain what happened. “I don’t know whether I had too much water or too much caffeine or what, but nothing like that ever happened to me before,” he said. Fast forward to November of this year when he again entered the State meet as the District and Region champion. This time, he waged a back and forth battle with Yared Nuguse of Manual in Louisville, trading the lead back and forth before Alex finished second. “That capped a great season for me, by far my best so far,” he said. It’s been a season that has captured the attention of college coaches. Alex,

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an elite two-miler on the track team, has whittled his college choice to five schools that have recruited him, including UK. If the straight-A student chooses the Wildcats, UK will land a runner with a remarkable work ethic. Alex runs every day. In fact, he has missed only two days in 2016 – when he had his wisdom teeth removed. He’s on the road every morning at 6 a.m. for a five-mile run. That’s in addition to after-school practice, which can include up to nine more miles. Saturday is usually race day and on Sundays he runs 12-14 miles. Alex’s running style – he lands on the middle of his foot instead of his heel – has kept him injury free. Despite his busy running schedule, Alex excels at school with a 4.76 weighted GPA. He has taken three A.P. classes, scored 28 on the ACT, is a National Honor Society member and plans to study medicine in college. He’s a three-time Student of the Month at Tates Creek, serves on Student Advisory Council, is Academic All-State in track and cross-country, and plays piano and guitar. “He is mentally strong,” his mother Shannon said. “Even during frustrating times, he finds the dig and the grit to get through it. “And because of his Christian faith, there’s a peace and calm to him.” Y

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She also resumed her Mastery ive years into her career as a middle Learning technique that she and her school math teacher, Kegan Nall left fellow math teachers use at the school. Edythe J. Hayes to embark on a yearlong mission trip – with no promise of a In Mastery Learning, students aren’t given only one overall grade on a job when she returned. With The World Race Christian mission test. Instead, they receive scores on a variety of skills. So a student can see, for group, Nall worked in 11 countries example, that he knows how to add and on four continents. From Vietnam to subtract decimals, but needs work on Thailand, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nicaragua multiplying them. and Costa Rica, Nall helped build After an area of churches, run children’s weakness is identified camps and teach English. and worked on, The experience enriched “Students and parents students are allowed her as a Christian and also to retake the test. made her a better teacher. respond well to this “This is empowering “It was an incredible (Mastery Learning), to students because experience,” she said. “I and it gives a lot of they can see that they saw things that many of students hope.” are strong in some us never see, like children areas and need work drinking water out of a in areas,” Nall said. muddy puddle. “Students and parents respond well to “I also saw kids who were so excited this, and it gives a lot of students hope.” to go to school. It made me appreciate Nall and her colleagues have public education. It is so empowering.” presented this technique to other The mission experience also teachers at a Kentucky Center for transformed her perspective. Mathematics conference and will do so “After seeing kids in other countries, again this spring. it’s no big deal when one of my Nall, who loves reading, travel and students forgets their pencil,” she said. college sports, earned her master’s in “I’m not going to give them a lecture educational policy, which emphasizes over that.” When Nall returned to the U.S. before equality in access to education for all children. Given that she has served the start of the 2015 school year, a children from Kentucky to Cambodia, position opened at Hayes and she was this is an ideal area of study for this back in the classroom, armed with a world traveler. fresh perspective.

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