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contents Summer Camp Fair Lex. Family Magazine’s popular family fun day will be Saturday, April 12 at Lex. Christian Academy. ShortStuff Writing Contest, H’Artful of Fun, “Flat Stanley” at LCT. Temper Tantrums Know the difference between distress and manipulative ones. Technology & Teaching New devices lead to new trends in the classroom.
The Deep Freeze Will End
s I write this, snow and ice cover our streets and the thermometer strains to stay above zero. When the deep freeze hits, it can feel that it will never thaw. But this issue of Lexington Family Magazine holds hope for warmer, sunnier days. We are announcing the date of the 12th annual Summer Camps & Activities Fair: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lexington Christian Academy. (Please see story on page 4.) Coupled with the Fair and our popular Cover Model Contest is the 10th annual Writing Contest. We have an exciting new component to our contest this year: a sponsorship from Midway College, which will present a prize of $250 to the school with the highest percentage participation. This prize is available to schools with 50 students or more in grades K-5 and is not open to home schools. So it may be a long, cold lonely winter, but I swear that soon we’ll be singing “Here Comes the Sun.” Y
Private School Directory 31 schools from Montessori to traditional to religious.
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Annual Summer Camp Set for Saturday, April 12
You’ll find more than 90 booths hese dark and dreary winter filled with all sorts of camps, classes, days always leave us yearning activities for your kids’ summer of for summer. Maybe that’s why fun, plus information on health care, February is the month when Lexington dentists, private schools, enrichment Family gets serious about summer. classes and academic help. And not just summer but SUMMER As always, the Fair will be FREE and CAMP! open to everyone. That’s right, it’s time to start Best of all, while planning for summer Mom and Dad are busy camp. And the best place checking out the camps to do that is at Lexington and other programs, the Family Magazine’s 12th kids can be busy playing annual Summer Camps games, sliding down & Activities Fair on the giant inflatables, Saturday, April 12, 10 Saturday, April 12 trying out hands-on a.m. to 2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. crafts, getting their faces The Fair will again be painted and competing at the gymnasiums at in hula hoop contests. Lexington Christian Academy at 450 We will hold the annual Cover Model West Reynolds Road. Contest. Get your kids’ photos taken Where else can you find giant for free by a professional photographer, inflatable slides, edible volcanoes, face and you may find your child on the painting, ballerinas, games, American cover of Lexington Family Magazine. Girl dolls, costumed characters, Come join us because this is where dozens of giveaways and enough camp great summers begin. Y programs to fill a hundred summers?
Annual Writing Contest: ‘The Day I Traded Places With My Pet...’
We have exciting prizes for our winners, including a huge collection of books and games for boys, and the latest American Girl Doll and beautiful model day? horses from Breyer for girls. Would you become a dog and spend Entries will be judged in three grade your day barking at the neighbors? Or categories: K-1, 2-3 and 4-5. would you become a cat and sleep in a We have an exciting new component patch of sunlight all day long? How about a hamster who goes on an to our contest this year: a sponsorship from Midway College, which will present adventure in a rolling plastic ball? You don’t have a pet? No worries, just a prize of $250 to the school with the highest percentage participation. make one up. Imagination is the key. (This prize is available to schools with We would like to hear all about your 50 students or more in grades K-5 and is adventures, so sharpen your pencils, pull out the keyboard and crank up your not open to home schools.) Please e-mail entries to Events@ creativity, kids! Lexington Family Magazine is hosting LexingtonFamily.com or mail them by its 10th annual Writing Contest and this Friday, March 28 to: Lexington Family year’s theme is “The Day I Traded Places Magazine, 138 E. Reynolds Rd. #201, With My Pet…:” Lexington, KY 40517. To enter, all you have to do is write Info www.LexingtonFamily.com or 100 words or less on this year’s topic. call 223-1765. Y o you have a pet? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trade places with him for a
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Child Development Center to Offer Free Screening
he Child Development Center of the Bluegrass will offer a free developmental screening by certified therapists on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 290 Alumni Drive on the UK campus. Families qualify if: t They have a child age 5 or under. t They are concerned about the child’s rate of development. t They do not have health insurance that will cover the cost of an assessment. Families must provide proof of income eligibility (e.g., participation in the Child Care Assistance Program, FCPS free or reduced lunch program, government assistance like food stamps or health insurance that will not cover the service). Advanced registration is suggested. CDCBG will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. Info: 218-2322 and ask to sign-up for the assessment. Y
‘Nightfall’ Is Theme for
LASC’s H’Artful of Fun
he Living Arts & Science Center’s 24th annual H’Artful of Fun, “Nightfall,” will set the stage for an elegant evening of art, entertainment, appetizers, desserts and spirits. The annual fundraiser is Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-11 p.m. in the North Exhibit Hall of Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Featured artists include The Patrick McNeese Band and silk aerialist Jessica Johnson – an artist who combines dance and acrobatics while manipulating suspended pillars of fabric high in the air. Proceeds from the 250-item auction with original artwork by area artists will benefit the 40,000 children and adults LASC serves. Info: 252-5222 or www.LASCLEX. org. Y
Golden Dragon Acrobats at EKU Center
You won’t believe your eyes when you see the magical stunts performed by the talented performers in the Golden Dragon Acrobats show coming to the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond on Feb. 13. Lex. Family has a family 4-pack to give away this month.
Flat Stanley at LCT “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanely” is coming to the Main Stage Theatre at the Lexington Children’s Theatre Feb. 23-March 2. Lex. Family has 5 sets of 2 tickets to give away.
‘The Ultimate Life’ Books In “The Ultimate Life,” a busy billionaire is transported back to his grandfather’s youth where he learns that the value of life isn’t measured in dollars and cents. Lex. Family has 5 copies to give away.
To register, visit www.lexingtonfamily.com or call 223-1765 by the contest deadline of Feb. 10 for “Golden Dragon Acrobats” and Feb. 24 for “Flat Stanley” and “The Ultimate Life” books. Identify which advertisement contains the icon of the smiling woman’s face pictured here and tell us where you picked up the magazine.
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‘Flat Stanley’ Musical Comes To LCT
By Lesley Iwinski
How to Help Your Child Handle Tantrums
avid is playing with his blocks, and he’s having trouble building a tower. He is getting frustrated. You try to help, but he will have none of it. He knocks the tower over, throws himself on the pile, and screams and cries.
As is the case in medicine, making the correct diagnosis is essential to providing the best treatment. According to Dr. Margot Sunderland, a child psychologist in England, tantrums generally fall into one of two categories: Distress tantrum: A child is in real pain. His immature brain is overwhelmed, and his body is flooded with stress hormones. He doesn’t know that this terrible feeling won’t go on forever, and he is frightened. Manipulative tantrum: The child is usually able to talk, is less likely to have tears, and does not have the neurochemical and stress hormone storm. A child in distress needs you to move toward him, to be soothing in your tone or warmly silent. This helps his brain to develop pathways that provide the basis for handling stress in the future. Ignoring a distress tantrum or punishing it can be harmful. He needs your compassion and comfort. When a child is trying to manipulate, that is the time to move calmly away. When parents give in and get the candy
in the checkout line, the toy they didn’t plan to buy, or let the child stay up late, they are sowing the seeds for more and bigger tantrums in the future. This child needs a firm boundary, enforced matter-of-factly and with love. Most parents are uncomfortable when a tantrum happens. Here are some tips to help you: 1.) The storm will pass. No tantrum lasts forever. 2.) Use your own self-calming tools to keep from being drawn into the storm. Breathe deeply and tell yourself, “I can be calm.” 3.) Tantrums are a normal part of child development. Your child is not “bad.” 4.) Prevent tantrums in the future by noticing patterns and plan ahead. Perhaps three errands in a row are too much for your 3-year-old to handle after a day at preschool. 5.) Get support. Talk with your pediatrician or a parent educator. The time and compassionate effort you spend guiding your child through tantrums are wise and worthwhile investments in his emotional development and future happiness. Y
Lesley Iwinski MD is a Lexington mother of three children ages 17-23, a family physician and the founding director of Growing Peaceful Families. She offers classes, workshops and seminars based on the work of Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior. Info for Lesley: (859) 333-3053 or www.GrowingPeacefulFamilies.com. E-mail questions for Lesley to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 6 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
exington Children’s Theatre will bring “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” to the stage – a play based on the Flat Stanley children’s adventure book series by Jeff Brown. In the show, Stanley goes on an adventure and learns a thing or two about what it means to put a “stamp” on the world. The show will run Thursday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, March 2 at the Main Stage at 418 West Short St. The play is recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children. Info: 859-254-4546 or www. lctonstage.org for tickets and show times. To print out your own Flat Stanley, visit www. flatstanleybooks.com. LCT also will hold auditions on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 2-3 by appointment only for “Gossamer,” a play written by the author of “The Giver,” at the Main Stage, 418 West Short Street. LCT is casting roles for ages 9 to 99. Callbacks are Feb. 4-5, 6-9 p.m. Participants should be prepared to play improvisational games and read from the script. Performances will run April 1830, with school performances at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on weekdays. Info: 254-4546 ext. 310. Y
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my new heartbeat My daughter’s first day of preschool was far too easy. She was dressed with her coat on a solid 30 minutes before we needed to leave. Once in the door, she hopped into the classroom and was quickly enthralled with a wooden train set. When I went to tell her goodbye she simply said, “Okay, bye Mommy and
Feb. @ LexingtonFamily.com Parenting Questions Each month we consult with experts – our readers! – about parenting and ask a question on our Facebook page. Here are some answers to last month’s question: “What advice do you have for a mom’s partner in the delivery room?” t “Your wife is not a pet. Don’t treat her as such. Fight the urge to continuously pet or pat her head.” – Amber Holley
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to know I will always come back for her. But, meanwhile, I sit at work staring at her photo and wondering if she likes her new teachers more than me. It’s an odd balance, to be
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happy your child likes school while simultaneously wishing you would stay her best friend just a little while longer. Instead I’m competing with Sydney, a 4-year-old who is already cooler than me. We are in for a long road, since part-day preschool is just the beginning. Next will come full-day schooling, sleep-away camp, and college will be here before I know it. By then I might be begging her to leave the nest, but for now, I’m still adjusting to the preschool routine. Find us on Facebook where we give away prizes every month, and on Pinterest for crafts, recipe ideas and more! Facebook. com/BabyBumpLexington and Pinterest.com/BabyBumpLex. Y
t “Be quiet.” – Carrie Canady t “I am due in March and I keep telling my husband, ‘Don’t faint!’” – Jasmine Jones.
Facebook Feedback Question for February: “What is the most important question to ask when choosing a provider to deliver your baby?”
Feb. @ BabyBumpLexington.com Stock That Freezer: We’ve put together a list of freeze-ahead meals that make dinner time easier on a new mom. Have a recipe to share? Tell us on Facebook or Pinterest! Fact or Fiction: Does carrying low means it’s a boy? Does heartburn mean more hair for baby? See what pregnancy myths might have some truth to them, and what are just tales. Sweetheart Crafts: Visit our Pinterest board for Valentine’s craft ideas for toddlers and babies. Pinterest.com/ BabyBumpLex.
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Daddy!” Then she joined her classmates for circle time. It was terrible. I've spent the past year at home with CeCe, taking her to story times, hosting hours of tea parties and watching Disney movies on replay. I put great effort into bonding with her and, frankly, I'm a little insulted she doesn't miss me more. It sounds insane to wish separation anxiety on your child. I don’t mean I would enjoy trying to pry her out of my arms, sobbing in the school drop-off line. But a little extra hug each morning wouldn’t kill either of us. People keep telling me to be grateful that she is so well adjusted. She is secure enough
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Technology and Teaching Trends
By Laurie Evans
ngaging students in school work has always been a goal of teachers everywhere. And with the advent of smart phones, tablets and WiFi in our schools, teachers are finding more and more fascinating ways to get students interested in learning through the creative use of technology. Here are three of the newest teaching trends. For even more, check out the Engage Their Minds blog at http://engagetheirminds.wordpress.com.
The Game is Afoot Kids love games – board games, video games, outdoor games, indoor games. What if learning a new subject in school could be just like a video game? What if you could earn badges, level up and go on quests? That is the concept behind “gamefication,” one of the newest trends in education. Websites offer teachers digital badges they can award their students, plus ideas on how to give students challenges and quests to make learning more fun.
Finding Your Inner Genius You might see it referred to as “20% Time” or “Passion Time” or “Genius Hour,” but the concept is to give students time each week to pursue topics on their own that interest them. Students research a topic, create presentations and share them with classmates, all without being graded. The folks at Google use this tool with their employees and have found that about 50% of their innovations are ideas generated by staff their Genius Hour.
For more info on these teaching tools and links to useful websites see our on-line story at LexingtonFamily.com.
Every Picture Tells a Story A free app for cell phones and tablets called Aurasma allows your device’s camera to recognize real world images and overlay them with “auras,” like animations, videos, 3D models and web pages. Teachers are beginning to create their own “auras” for books, photos and other items in their classrooms. Educators can let students create their own “auras.” For example, students could create their own oral book reviews that their classmates could then view on their classroom tablets or cell phones just by pointing them at the book. 10 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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The Lexington School
Project Approach Connects With Kids
ike a cluster of miniature scientists, the preschoolers at The Lexington School took a field trip to one of the streams that crosses the school’s campus – each child wearing boots and carrying a magnifying glass, binoculars, clipboard and a marker. As they reached the creek, the questions flowed as readily as the water they were there to study. And that’s the point of the Project Approach used by the school’s preschool program. “Children really own the work because the questions come from them,” said Donna Hutton, the school’s Preschool Director. The Project Approach builds on a child’s natural curiosity as teachers guide students through in-depth studies of real-world topics. The approach also fits The Lexington School’s mission of promoting critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, curiosity and resilience – all key 21st century skills.
The water project exemplifies the approach. Instead of facts and worksheets, students experience water first-hand and teachers help the children find answers to their questions. Where does the water come from? Is the creek ever dry? Why is the creek dirty? One group this fall urged a clean-up of the creek and enlisted their fourth-grade buddies for help. The result? Students cleaned 12 pounds of garbage from the creek. One student was so engaged by the project that on a family trip months later, he spotted a water tower and insisted on taking a photo. Teachers integrated math into the study when students wondered where people got their drinking water. “The children asked older students, other teachers and the headmaster where they got their water and then graphed the results,” Hutton said. Hutton, who has been at TLS for 16 years, the last eight as the Preschool Director, learned the Project Approach
from its creators – Sylvia Chard and Lilian Katz, authors of the book, “Engaging Children’s Minds.” Teachers need to be flexible and creative, and sometimes they get lucky. During the project, students wondered how the water fountain at school worked. Two days later, the water fountain broke. When the repairman arrived, the children peppered him with questions while watching him work. After finding out that water pressure was involved, the children designed their own experiment with water pressure. Said Hutton: “I love the authentic learning that is a result of project work.” Y
DISCOVER Tools are what we use in life to analyze, to build, and to fix things. But you have to use the tools to know how they work, and at The Lexington School, that is our methodology—creative teachers, small class sizes, kids who learn by doing. The results are obvious. TLS kids learn to think, to question, and to DISCOVER (for life).
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Highlighting the Primary Program at CMS
elp me to do it myself, think for myself, and be a member of my community.” At the heart of Community Montessori is this philosophy that guides the child at the Primary level (3 to 6 years), the Elementary level (6 to 12 years), and the Middle School level (grades 7 and 8). Maria Montessori viewed education as an aid to life, with each program created to meet the unique developmental needs of children. Montessori education is designed to help children with their task of self-construction from childhood to maturity. The Primary program gives all children time to experience an unhurried and relaxed work time with focus and concentration.
Children choose work that meets their innermost needs. Primary Program features include: Half-day programs for 3 to 4-year-olds (8:15 to 11:45 a.m.) Full-day programs for 3 to 6-year-olds (8:15 to 3 p.m.) Before School Care (7:20 to 8:15 a.m.) and After School Care (3-6 p.m.) Constancy of care in the Montessori prepared environment Multi-age classrooms. Community Montessori School is a non-profit corporation affiliated with AMI (Association Montessori International), NAMTA (North America Montessori Teacher’s Association), and is accredited by the state of Kentucky. Y
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Galilean Christian Academy: Small School, Big Impact
n 1987, Galilean Home Ministries began the Galilean Christian Academy as an alternative to public school for the residents of the Children’s Home and children of its staff. Today, the school enrolls 60 students from around Central Kentucky, providing transportation from Casey, Pulaski and Russell counties. GCA has the facilities to accommodate more than 40 boarding students, in addition to the current enrollment, with unique opportunities to serve. In addition to multiple arms of ministry on campus, the community outreach group, “LIVING FourTen,” tirelessly looks for ways to impact the area and beyond. The Academy, PreK-12th
grade, is accredited through Alpha Omega Curriculum, a proven, trusted curriculum founded by teachers and educators dedicated to providing strong Christian values while promoting academic excellence. A small teacher-to-student ratio highlights a wide range of benefits to being part of the GCA family. With graduates in fields ranging from the U.S. military to emergency medical, students are encouraged to pursue their true passion and are prepared to train in their field of choice whether it be through college or on the job. With Christian education, community service and athletics - Galilean Christian Academy is a small school with a big impact. Y
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St. Agatha Academy Adopts Classical Curriculum
nown for its academic excellence and strong faith formation since 1919, St. Agatha Academy in Winchester is building on the time-proven methods of the past. Beginning fall 2013, St. Agatha Academy adopted a new classical liberal arts curriculum, becoming the only Catholic classical school in Central Kentucky. Subjects are bound together by the narrative of history, giving students the ability to make connections and develop a deep, comprehensive world view. The classical curriculum provides a liberal arts education rooted in the Trivium: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. This approach encourages critical thinking
skills by working with students’ natural development and curiosity. From Montessori Kindergarten through eighth grade, each year will correspond with a different historical era from the Cradle of Civilization through Greek, Roman, Medieval, Modern, and American history. Students also learn Latin from second grade through middle school. Latin is a powerful tool for teaching English vocabulary. “We are excited to begin our classical program, similar to the ‘Great Books’ model, integrating literature, history, and religion which will further our students’ broadest intellectual and deepest moral potential,” Principal John Pica said. Y
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St. Mary, Founded in 1888, Stays True To Catholic Values
t. Mary School in Paris is celebrating its 125th anniversary and remains as committed today to its strong Catholic values and high academic standards as it was when the doors first opened. With 76 students, St. Mary School offers an intimate learning environment and that’s just the way the school likes it. The Catholic school emphasizes spiritual development, responsible behavior and academic skills that will serve students in high school, college and beyond. To enhance their Christcentered faith, students attend mass daily. Academically, the school continues to score above the
national averages year after year. St. Mary School offers a low student-to-teacher ratio. Teachers divide their classes into groups, allowing for individualized instruction and for students to proceed at their own pace. Lead Teacher Johnna Malone has a unique perspective as her daughter attends school at St. Mary. “I know she is safe here emotionally and spiritually,” Malone said. “I know she will grow spiritually. She is able to express herself comfortably, which is important to me.” If you are looking for individualized attention and academic excellence with a family atmosphere, St. Mary School is the place for you. Y
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KORE Offers Help For Children With Learning Differences
ORE Academy, a small private school in Lexington, has a clear mission: to help students with learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, math issues, processing disorders and reading issues. Parents are often surprised that KORE, an accredited school, is so small but soon realize what a powerful advantage that can be for students with learning issues. In larger schools, children with learning challenges can become frustrated because they donâ€™t get the right help. KORE offers a nurturing environment where kids thrive. Highlights include: t An emphasis on small classes, Individual Education
Plans, blended grade levels from primary through high school, grouping students according to grade level, ability and maturity. t Speech and language professionals who test KORE students to ensure they get the right attention. t Because research shows that performance increases when students experience good sound quality, KORE offers surround sound amplifiers in four classrooms and the portable systems can be moved as needed. Despite its size, KORE offers art programs, band and music, community service projects, computers in classrooms, fall festivals, family fun nights, field trips, P.E. classes and outdoor time,and theater workshops. Y
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n 1952, the Air Force realized it had a problem. Good pilots were flying better planes, yet their results were worse. The problem was not the pilots, the training nor the technology – it was the cockpit. It was designed to fit the “average” pilot. But when it came to size, each pilot had a jagged side profile. So the Air Force banned the average and demanded that companies design cockpits to the edges. They did and performance improved. Few of us have ever sat in a cockpit. But we have sat in a classroom, which is the cockpit of our economy. That economy is hurt by more than 1.2 million high school dropouts each year. At least 4% of them are intellectually gifted. That means we are losing more than 50,000 of our brightest minds every year. Blame often lands on students, teachers and parents. But think back to the Air Force example. How much of this problem is just bad design? Despite being one of the most diverse countries in the history of the world, we design our textbooks for the average student and call it age-appropriate. Think about the many dimensions of learning: memory, language, knowledge, reading,
vocabulary, curiosity, perception, cognition, interest – these are just a few. Each student has a jagged learning profile, and average hurts everyone, even our best and brightest. Take a student who is gifted in science but is a below-average reader. The science textbook is designed with the assumption that every kid reads at an average level. So, this science textbook is a reading test, rather than an informational tool. How do we customize the cockpit of education to nurture the potential of every student without spending any extra money? The Air Force drew the blueprint. Ban the average in education. We should demand that companies that sell materials in our classroom should design to the edges. We will increase the performance of kids in classrooms today and dramatically expand our talent pool. Use technology to create flexible learning environments that can nurture everyone’s learning potential. We can fundamentally re-imagine the foundation of our institutions of opportunity, like our education system, to nurture the potential of every single individual. WE can do this. WE know the formula and it is time we demand it. Y
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eton Catholic School is where faith, knowledge and discipline combine to create a learning environment for children age 2 through eighth grade. Seton provides students faith formation with emphasis on daily prayer, religion classes and service to others. Students learn the importance of thinking beyond their own needs through the Step By Step Stewardship Curriculum. Students learn empathy and they work to help the elderly, the sick, the homeless and disabled. By promoting God and prayer into daily interactions, Seton provides a safe and peaceful learning climate. Academics are a top priority and Seton has been honored
as 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In the fall of 2013, students were introduced to a new program with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Using the program, “Engineering is Elementary,” students in grades K-5 are engaged in hands-on experiences that help develop their ability to solve problems, apply science concepts, design, create and build. Middle school students experience an integrated STEM unit in each grade level. These learning opportunities help to foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and problem solving. Seton is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year. Y
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t began with a suggestion. A fellow teacher at Providence Christian Academy told Angela Bennett that her 10-year-old son Aiden was struggling at school. “Aiden is a very intelligent boy with high test scores. He has the focus and attention of an 8-year-old,”Angela said. Attention issues sabotaged his academics. He struggled to complete his assignments and needed to take much work home. In addition, Angela noticed that Aiden’s issues were affecting his social life. Desperate to help and committed to avoid medication for her son, she went to LearningRx on a recommendation from Aiden’s teacher. LearningRx helps students perform better in school by using brain training to boost their cognitive processes. The LearningRx program identifies, targets and strengthens specific skill sets much like different exercises target specific muscle groups. An initial evaluation of Aiden pinpointed his need to improve focus. “It was right there in black and white,” Angela said. Aiden started the threemonth program in October and before long, he showed improvement. “Aiden’s teacher did not constantly have to remind him to stay on task,” Angela said. Four days per week, Angela
has driven Aiden 45 minutes from their home in Georgetown to Aiden Bennett, 10 LearningRx in Lexington where he attends 75-minute sessions with his trainer, Ryan. “Aiden never complains,” Angela said. “He and Brian have a great relationship. I can hear them laughing from the waiting room.” With 12 hours left in the program, Aiden will graduate at the end of January. Angela expects to see Aiden smiling even bigger than he does now when he walks into his classroom. LearningRx has not only improved Aiden’s academic life, but also his relationship with his peers, his mood and his self-confidence. LearningRx was a financial sacrifice,” Angela admits “but if offered a permanent change, not just temporary, not just a band-aid. “It’s been very important in seeing how much it has changed Aiden. “How happy it has made him has made LearningRx worth it for me.” Y Info: LearningRx 185 Pasadena Dr. #115 373-0002 / www.learningrx. com/lexington-south
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CAPITAL DAY SCHOOL 120 Deepwood Dr., Frankfort Head of School: Debra Adkins Enrollment: 150, Preschool-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: Preschool through 1st, 8:1; 2nd-8th, 13:1 Founded: 1955 Info: (502) 227-7121 www.capitaldayschool.net KORE ACADEMY 4300 Nicholasville Road, Lex. (For children with learning differences) Principal: Carol Douglas Enrollment: 35, 1st-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Founded: 2003 / Info: 971-7129 www.koreacademy.org THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL 1050 Lane Allen Rd., Lex. Head of School: Charles Baldecchi Enrollment: 575, Two years old-8th Grade Student-teacher ratio: 7:1 Founded: 1959 / Info: 278-0501 www.thelexingtonschool.org SAYRE SCHOOL 194 North Limestone Street, Lex. Head of School: Stephen Manella Enrollment: 518, Pre-Kindergarten ages 2-4, Montessori ages 3-5, and K-12 Student-teacher ratio: 7:1 Founded: 1854 / Info: 254-1361 www.sayreschool.org SPHINX ACADEMY 1591 Winchester Road, #101, Lex. Director of Education: Wafaa Elghoroury Enrollment: Grades 7th-12th Info: (859) 309-6372 www.sphinxacademy.com
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years-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: PreK: 10:1, Elementary and Middle: 25:1 Founded: 1951 / Info: 266-5641 www.ctkschool.net LEXINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2250 Clays Mill Rd., Lex. President: Dr. Steve Angelucci Principal: Sally Stevens Enrollment: 800, 9th-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 18:1 *Founded: 1951 / Info: 277-7183 *St. Catherineâ€™s Academy (founded 1823) and Lexington Latin School (founded 1924) merged. www.lexingtoncatholic.com MARY QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY 605 Hill-N-Dale Dr., Lex. Principal: Rebecca Brown Enrollment: 400, Pre-K-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 to 25:1 Founded: 1960 / Info: 277-3030 www.maryqueenschool.cdlex.org
STS. PETER & PAUL SCHOOL Early Childhood Campus: (InfantsPreschool) 133 Barr St., Lex. Short St. Campus (Kindergarten8th Grade): 423 W. Short St., Lex. President: Jeanne Miller Principal: Candace James Enrollment: 430, Infants-8th grade Student-teacher ratio (K-8): 22:1 *Founded: 1989 / Info: 254-9257 *St. Paul (founded in 1913) and St. Peter (founded in 1954) merged in 1989. www.sppslex.org SETON CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1740 Summerhill Dr., Lex. Principal: Lee Haydon Coomer Enrollment: 460, Preschool-8th grade Classes capped at: 25 Founded: 2005 / Info: 273-7827 www.setonstars.com
ST. AGATHA ACADEMY 244 South Main Street, Winchester Principal: John Pica Enrollment: 145, Montessori-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: Classes capped at 25 Founded: 1919 / Info: 744-6484 stagathaacademy.cdlex.org
BLUE GRASS BAPTIST SCHOOL 3743 Red River Dr., Lex. Principal: Dr. Kevin Davidson Enrollment: 172, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 17:1 Founded: 1969 / Info: 272-1217 www.bluegrassbaptist.com
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL 106 Military St. Georgetown Principal: Dan Mardell Enrollment: 186, Pre-school through 8th Grade Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Founded: 1957 Phone: (502) 863-2607 www.stjohnschoolonline.org
CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 15 Redwing Drive, Winchester Principal: Ned Hess Enrollment: 385, PreK-8th grade Info: (859) 744-0817 www.calvaryskids.net
ST. MARY SCHOOL 1121 Main St., Paris Lead teacher: Johnna Malone Enrollment: 76, Montessori (3 & 4 year olds)-8th grade Classes capped at 18 Founded: 1888 / Info: (859) 9873815 / sms-ky.org
FRANKFORT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1349 U.S. Highway 421 South, Frankfort Head of School: Kim Burgess Enrollment: 330, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Founded: 1995 / Info: (502) 695-0744 www.frankfortchristian.org/ DiscoverTFCA
GALILEAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 712 S. Fork Church Rd. Liberty, Ky. Principal: Scott Jones Enrollment: 60, Preschool-12th Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:5 Founded: 1987 Info: (606) 787-4199 or 5120 www.galileanhome.org/gca LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 450 W. Reynolds Rd., Lex. (main office, preschool, elementary, junior high and high school), Lex. Other church locations: Eastland Church of God and Immanuel Baptist Church Headmaster: Dr. Ollie Gibbs Enrollment: 1,520, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Founded: 1989 / Info: 422-5700 www.lexingtonchristian.org LEXINGTON LATIN SCHOOL Classical Christian Education Ashland Baptist Church, 483 W. Reynolds Road, Lex. Headmistress: Jeannie Davis Enrollment 175, Junior Kindergarten-12th Grade Student-teacher ratio: 10:1 Info: 492-1381 or 940-7485 www.lexingtonlatinschool.com PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 172 Southgate Drive, Georgetown Principal: Rick White Enrollment: 300, 2 years old-9th grade Founded: 2004 Info: (502) 868-9393 www.pcageorgetown.org SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2780 Clays Mill Rd., Lex. Principal: Marjorie Johnson Enrollment: 140, Preschool-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Founded: 1986 / Info: 277-0503 www.lexingtonsummit.org
TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Lower School Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten-6th Grade; 3900 Rapid Run Dr., Lex. Upper School 7th-12th Grade: 3601 Winthrop Drive, Lex. Headmaster: David Kirkendall Enrollment: 371, Pre-K-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Early Learning; 18:1 1st-12th Founded: 1988 / Info: 271-0079 www.TrinityLex.org VERITAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A Classical Christian school that employs a University Model Schedule, which combines private education and homeschooling. 2351 Alumni Drive, Lex. Pre K-12th Info: 951-8220 www.veritaschristianky.com WOODFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 320 Hope Lane, Versailles Principal: Cara Meadows Enrollment: 137, Preschool-5th grade Largest class is 12 Founded in 1999 / Info: 873-0288 www.woodfordchristian.org
MONTESSORI SCHOOLS COMMUNITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL & MONTESSORI MIDDLE SCHOOL OF KENTUCKY 166 Crestwood Dr., Lex. Administrator: Ann Evans Enrollment: 210, Preschool-8th grade Affiliation: AMI / Founded: 1970 Info: 277-4805 www.cmsmontessori.org LEXINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL
319 South Broadway Park, Lex., Director: RandiLynn Tucker Enrollment: 65, 18 months-6th grade Affiliation: AMS & MEI Founded: 1980 Info: 254-7034 www.lexkymontessori.org MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL 620 South Broadway, Lex. Director: Jennifer Pederson Enrollment: 27, 9th-12th grade Founded: 2011 Info: 455-8064 www.montessorihigh.org PROVIDENCE MONTESSORI SCHOOL 1209 Texaco Rd., Lex. Director: Carol Hiler Enrollment: 264, 18 months-6th grade Accreditation: AMS Founded: 1965 / Info: 255-7330 www.providencemontessoriky.org VERSAILLES MONTESSORI SCHOOL 480 Pinckard Pike, Versailles Administrator: Tony Guagliardo Enrollment: 86, Toddler-6th grade Student-teacher ratio: Varies Affiliation: AMI & AMS; Founded: 1987 Info: 859-873-1998 www.versaillesmontessori.org
BCTC’s Newtown Campus Is A Win for Region, Citizens
he opening of the Newtown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a major step forward to improve higher education for Central Kentuckians. In January, the Classroom Building opened with classes in business, office technologies, computer science, graphic design, criminal justice, transfer, and film studies. More than 1,000 of BCTC’s 13,000 students across the service region now have easier access to a first-rate, affordable education. The Lexington police training academy partnership is another example of the opportunities ahead. This is truly a win for the region and its citizens: a new
community college campus re-purposing a beautiful 48-acre urban site, upgraded transportation corridors and an opportunity for developers to provide new services to a resurgent city sector. The Commonwealth added to the win with the transfer of 12 additional acres to be part of BCTC’s Newtown Campus. The Fayette County Adult Education program will relocate there along with other college programs. The college’s Lexington campuses include the Cooper Campus at UK and the Leestown Campus with its technical and career programs. The addition of the Newtown Campus is the start of creating a more visible, vibrant and future-focused college. Y
CHINESE SCHOOL KYCAA CHINESE SCHOOL 401 Reed Lane, Lex. For ages 4-adult who want to learn the Chinese language and culture Principal: Jie Chen Enrollment: 115 Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Founded: 2012 / Info: 913-2067 www.kycaa.org Y
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College Boosts Experience For Young Women
President of Marketing and Communications. “The program combines writing, public relations, graphic design and using various media, which are nder the direction of new President John P. Marsden, Ph.D., valuable skills in a variety of careers.” Midway has added undergraduate art Midway College has enhanced the classes and has also developed bachelor undergraduate experience for Kentucky’s degrees in an accounting major as well as in only women’s college while maintaining criminal justice. its extensive adult, graduate and online Students benefit from the school’s programs. small size, which allows for easy access to Midway College is developing new academic programs and increasing athletic faculty, personalized attention, internship opportunities and the chance to build offerings while maintaining the school’s lifelong friendships. signature nursing, teacher education and Internships are a key benefit to the equine programs. One of those new academic programs will equine program, which maintains close ties be an integrated marketing communication with area horse farms. Under the leadership of Dr. Barbara major, a popular career choice for many Kitchen, the nursing program emphasizes students. professionalism and encourages students “It is an entry-level degree that can to earn their bachelor degrees. help graduates in so many ways,” “We have a program in which students said Ellen Gregory, the college’s Vice
can earn their two-year degree (ADN), proceed to their bachelor degree (BSN) or work after two years and earn a bachelor’s degree while on the job (RN-BSN),” Gregory said. Students will get hands-on opportunities at The Home Place of Midway, an assisted living facility that is opening across the street from the college. Along with the academic improvements, Midway has hired its first full-time athletics director, Dr. Jim Tussey, and added archery and golf teams. The archery team has won a national title, taking home the 3D U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship in the women’s Hunter Division in October. These changes have come while the college has kept its original footprint where Midway was founded in 1847. “This is a beautiful setting,” Gregory said. “We are continuing to nurture Midway College as a place where young women can enjoy a special college experience.” Y
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A college experience that will transform your life Personalized attention, strong academics and new programs drive student success at Thomas More College Thomas More College recently announced the addition of three new programs for the 2014-15 school year. With a new president who arrived on campus last July, TMC is building upon past successes and reaching for even bigger goals. Just 80 miles from Lexington, Thomas More College is a values-based liberal arts institution that is proud to be one of 10 diocesan colleges in the nation. Located in Crestview Hills, Ky., which is 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, it was originally founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College. Thomas More offers personalized attention and strong academic programs that allow students to have a distinctive and transformative experience. Thomas More College is routinely named one of the best values in higher education by Money magazine’s “Best College Buys” issue and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching as a ‘selective liberal arts college.’ Whether you plan to earn an advanced degree at another university, go to medical school, law school, or pursue your career upon graduation, a degree from Thomas More College prepares you for your next challenge in life.
Announcing… Marching Band! Some of the greatest marching bands in the nation are right here in our region. Throughout Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, the strong tradition of marching band drove Thomas More College’s decision to start this program. Students will be able to start participating in band this Fall and President Armstrong hopes to make it the largest band in Division III! Students are able to participate in Marching Band for a credit, but they are not required to do so. Almost all costs affiliated with participation in marching band will be covered, and students who participate are eligible for a scholarship between $3,000-$8,000. The school will provide most low brass instruments and all percussion instruments and others are available for rent. There will be additional opportunities for color guard, dancers and twirlers. If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a founding member of Thomas More College’s marching band, please contact Elliott Nickeson, Coordinator of Recruitment for Performing Arts at 859-344-3517 or nickese@ thomasmore.edu, or Randy Webb,
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Announcing… an Athletic Training Major! Thomas More adds an exciting new academic program in the 2014/15 school year. The Athletic Training Program, led by Brian Edwards, combines classroom education with clinical field experience to prepare students for a career in the allied health profession of athletic training. Students who pass the Board of Certification exam will qualify for employment as certified athletic trainers in a variety of settings, such as sports medicine clinics/hospitals, secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and industrial settings.
Announcing… Women’s Lacrosse! Women’s lacrosse is an emerging sport in the NCAA, and bringing it to Thomas More will enhance the Saints’ strong tradition of athletic excellence in the Presidents Athletic Conference. Several high schools in the Cincinnati area offer lacrosse, so it will be an attractive opportunity for those experienced in the game. High school students throughout the region are urged to look at these new programs and consider the benefits of being a part of their inaugural year. Thomas More College is committed to the success of its students and is continually striving to enhance their educational experience. Whether you are just getting started in your college search or are ready to submit your application today, we are here to help you and your family in this important process. An enrollment counselor is available to answer any question you may have about the application process, academic programs, campus life or living in the Northern Kentucky area. For additional information or to schedule your campus visit, please visit thomasmore.edu or call 859-344-3332.
Transforming Your Life, So You Can Transform the World Beginning in the fall of 2014, Thomas More College will add three exciting programs to complement the 36 outstanding current majors, 45 vibrant student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Schedule a personalized visit today and tour campus, learn about scholarships and meet the faculty!
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Fight S.A.D. by Turning Off Your Screens
ou’ve got to admit, there is something a little depressing about the weeks and weeks of dreary winter weather in Kentucky. In fact, the lack of sunlight really IS depressing. The shorter days and gloomy weather can actually cause a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. According to Dr. Rick Graebe, a behavioral optometrist in Versailles, this depression is caused when less light reaches our melanopsin receptor cells in our retinas. These cells measure light intensity and connect to our pineal gland, which is responsible for turning melatonin (the hormone essential for sleep) into serotonin (the hormone most associated with feelings of Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates & Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665
happiness). When we have less serotonin in our systems, we are more likely to feel sad. For some folks who suffer with SAD symptoms, doctors prescribe “light therapy,” using special lights to mimic extra sunlight throughout the day. Brands like goLite feature a blue light that helps suppress melatonin. For severe SAD symptoms, doctors will sometimes prescribe serotonin. The opposite problem can occur when kids or adults spend too much time looking at computers, video games or televisions. These devices emit a blue light that will suppress melatonin, which can make it difficult to settle down and go to sleep at night. For children, in particular, Dr. Graebe said, it’s important to sleep in a darkened room and turn off all electronics an hour or two before bedtime.
For adults who have to work at computers all day, Dr. Graebe can recommend Gunnar Optics, which are yellow tinted glasses that block the blue light. Dr. Graebe has more advice for kids in cold winter weather – when it’s too cold to play outdoors, play video games. Say what? Not just any video games, though. He recommends kids (and mom and dad, too) spend time playing movement games that use the Wii Fit or X Box Kinnect game systems. Not only do these games provide physical activity, they help a child’s developing visual system. “These games provide visual feedback from the screen about how your body moves,” he said. “This allows the visual input to direct the body’s movement, a key part of the integration of the senses. “These games also help with balance and hand-eye coordination.” Y
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February calendar Saturday 1 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Common Threads, knitting and crocheting group. 10 a.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Babies R Us: Choosing and Using Car Seat Open Forum. Chat with representatives from Safe Kids about car seats. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Barnes & Noble: The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition, story and activity time. 11 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Western Little League: Registration. Register in person at Kroger in Beaumont. All inclusive, no registration fee, no required fundraising and no hidden costs. Also scheduled for Feb. 2, 8 & 9 Info: www.wllbb.com. Explorium: Chinese New Year Celebration, write Chinese symbols on handmade scrolls, participate in live demonstrations and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 per person. Super Saturdays, “Punxsutawney Patterns.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 non-members.
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Registration required. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Happy Groundhog’s Day!” 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner, celebrate the Lego Movie with lots of Lego free-building. 11 a.m. Ages 4 & up. Discussing and Signing with Jeaniene Frost, author of “Up From the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel,” and Pamela Palmer, author of “Wulfe Untamed: A Feral Warriors Novel.” 7 p.m.161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Southwest Lexington Pony Baseball: Spring Registration. 1-5 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods. Also scheduled for Feb. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 Info: www.swlpb.org. EKU Center for the Arts: “The Addams Family,” the smash-hit musical comedy. 3 & 7:30 p.m. $45.50 and up. 521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Susan Moffett and Coffee Zombies. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433.
Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. All ages. Eagle Creek Branch: Lego Club. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7-12. Small World Storytime Series- China. 1-2 p.m. For families. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 2 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. LSU. Noon. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818. Lexington Children’s Theatre: Auditions for “Gossamer,” the story of one young dreamgiver who must find a way to save a boy from falling victim to impending nightmares. 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. on Sunday; 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Auditions by appointment only. Callbacks 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Performances scheduled for April 18-30.
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Monday 3 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Ages 2 & under. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: How to SelfPublish Your Book, taught by Peggy DeKay. 6-8 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. St. Joseph Hospital: Breastfeeding Class. 6-8 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at St. Joseph. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr. Info: 967-2229. Div. of Parks & Rec: Adult Spring Softball Sign-Ups. Returning teams only can register Feb. 3-7. New or returning teams register Feb. 10-March 3. Ages 16 & up. $325 per team. Dunbar Community Center. Info: 2882917 Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump, music and play time. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Grades K-12. Teen Game Club, play Wii games, board games and other activities. 6-7 p.m. For ages 12-18. Info: 231-5500. Seton Catholic School: Kindergarten Information Night. 7 p.m. 1740 Summerhill Drive. Info: 273-7827.
Tuesday 4 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 10 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Texture Books.” 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 9 months-2 years. Free with general admission of $8. The Sketch Pad art room. 1-5 p.m. Tues-Fri. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Ages 2 & under. Preschool Storytime. 7-8 p.m. Ages 3-5. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859)
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Golden Dragon Acrobats Return To EKU Center for the Arts
he Golden Dragon Acrobats return to the EKU Center for the Arts with a world-class spectacular on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. This fast-paced, technicallyinnovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, electrifying music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries old art form. The large cast and dazzling production illustrate just how breathtaking Chinese acrobatics can be. It’s a delight for the entire family. Tickets start at $30. On March 8, “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast,” the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to EKU for shows at 3 and 7:30 p.m. This classic musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who
885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Gattitown Lexington: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays. Kids 12 and under receive a free buffet with the purchase of a regular price adult buffet. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Limit one child per adult. 2524 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 277-2323 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. LowImpact Aerobics Classes. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. weekly. Free. For ages 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 389-6678. Babies R Us: Baby Basics class, covering the infant care for the first six weeks of life. 6:307:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies
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discuss print and animated formats, and explore Japanese culture. 5-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. Discussion and Signing with Karen Ann Hopkins, author of “Forever.” 7 p.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Zumba Classes. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. weekly. Free. For ages 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 389-6678.
Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Stop Smoking Class Series. 5:30-6:30 p.m. weekly through April 30. $10 for 10 weeks, covers cost of nicotine replacement. Registration required. BCTC Newtown Pike Campus, 500 Newton Pike. Info: 288-2457. Living Well with Diabetes. 5-7:30 p.m. weekly through Feb. 26. Free. Registration required. Northside Library, 1733 Russell Cave Rd. Info: 2882446.
Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Night, “Dogs on Patrol.” 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation of $2 adults, $1 children 12 & under. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 2525222.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver. Central Library: The Young and The Restless Storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Village Branch: Teens and Tools, learn to use tools and create useful items. 6-8 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration required. Teen Guitar Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Lexington Opera House: Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo’. 7:30 p.m. $44.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535.
Thursday 6 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Printing Galore.” 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253. Bluegrass Baptist School: Open House. 6-8 p.m. 3743 Red River Dr. Info: 272-1217. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Virtual Field Trip: African Folk Tales, connect with a traditional storyteller and hear folk stories from the Acholi people of Uganda. 10:30 a.m. 1:1 Job Search Assistance, bring your resume and get help searching and applying for jobs. 2-2:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. Contact cgreen@ jesspublib.org for questions. Anime & Manga Club for Teens, screen animé episodes,
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UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK Good Sam. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. 10:45 & 11:15 a.m. Ages 2 & under. Art Garage. 4 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Time. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! Song and storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 5 & under. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Little Explorers, explore math, science, arts and play. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Village Branch: Explore More, try out experiments and crafts each week. 5-6 p.m. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Books and More, come read blogs, stories, magazines and more and then discuss them with your peers. 6-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 7 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 & under. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Daughters of the Nile: Bean Soup Dinner fundraiser, to benefit Shriner’s Hospitals
for Children. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5 adults, $3 children under age 12. Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Dr. Info: 338-4252. Living Arts & Science Center: 24th Annual H’Artful of Fun, “Nightfall.” This event will feature performances by The Patrick McNeese Band and silk aerialist Jessica Johnson, a live and silent auction, and food and drink from local businesses. 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $80, $85 for VIP ticket, or $700 for a table of eight people. Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park. Info: 252-5222 or www. LASCLEX.org. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Connie Carringer and Euphor. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Norton Center: “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” an adventure story inspired by the pulp serials of the 1930s. 8 p.m. $24-$46. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 448-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Teen Night. 5:45-8 p.m., teens must arrive by 5:45. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 8 Lexington Philharmonic: PB&J Concert Series. Enjoy a sandwich and learn about different instruments at this family-friendly event. 10 & 11 a.m. $5 per person in advance, $7 at the door. Sayre School, 194 N. Limestone. Info: 233-4226. Community Montessori: Open House. Preschool through 8th grade. 10-11 a.m. Info: 277-4805. Barnes & Noble: Love Monster, a special storytime. 11 a.m. Meeting and Signing by Vanessa Sanford, author of “My LFUCG Story.” Noon. The Power of Creativity: A Hands-On Learning Event. Noon. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner, Clowning Around for Charity with Ronald McDonald, make special valentines for the kids at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. 11 a.m.
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Ages 3 & up. Discussion and Signing with CL Parker, author of “A Million Guilty Pleasures: Million Dollar Duet.” 7 p.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Candy Investigators.” See Feb. 1. Imagination Station, “Glitzy Snowflakes.” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Free with general admission of $8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Gleaming Gold.” See Feb. 1. Div. of Parks & Rec: Valentine’s Day, A Romantic Natural History, a short walk for a historical discussion of Valentine’s celebrations followed by an presentation on the language of flowers. 1 p.m. For all ages. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Info: 272-6105. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Valentine! Create something special for someone you love. 2-4 p.m. For all kids. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club for all skill levels. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Northside Branch: A Fancy Nancy Valentine craft time. 2-3 p.m. Ages 8 & under. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Lego Time. 2-3 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 9 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 2. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Indoor DriveIn Movie, “Despicable Me 2.” 2 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb. 2. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Singletary Center: Lang Lang. 7:30 p.m. $75-$95. Info: 257-4929.
Monday 10 Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 10-11 a.m. Free. Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 288-2446. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 3. Cre-ate Club,
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hands-on activities for families. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Bluegrass Babywearing Group: 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/groups/ bluegrassbabywearers/. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: American Girl Club: Valentine’s Day with Samantha. 3:45 p.m. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Valentine! Create something special for someone you love. 2-4 p.m. For all kids. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Feb. 3. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Grades K-12. Teen Game Club. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500. Seton Catholic School: Middle School Information Night. 7 p.m. 1740 Summerhill Drive. Info: 273-7827.
Tuesday 11 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb 4. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Bee My Valentine.” See Feb. 4. The Sketch Pad art room. See Feb. 4. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime and Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 4. Gattitown Lexington: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays. See Feb. 4. Living Arts & Science Center: Drawing with Markers and Pens with Patrick Smith. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 & 25. $70 non-member, $60 members. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Health Chats about Diabetes. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. UK Polk Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane. Info: 288-2446. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes. See Feb. 4. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 7:15 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 351-9865. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 4.
Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Feb. 4. Dragon Book Club. 4-5 p.m. Grades 1-3. Reservations required. Stories Before Bedtime: I Love Picture Books! 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Feb. 4. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me Storytime. See Feb. 4. Village Branch: Big and Little Storytime. See Feb. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 12 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Learn To Download Free Magazines. 2-4 p.m. Registration required. Lego Club, learn fun facts then create mini-figures with Lego bricks. 6:30-8 p.m. For families with children ages 4 years5th grade. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Valentine’s Day Science.’” See Feb. 5. Living Arts & Science Center: Family Fun Time. See Feb. 5. Safe Kids Coalition: Car Seat Check-up Clinic. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. By appointment. Free. CarMax, 105 Sand Lake Dr. Info: 323-1153. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2348. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Discussion and Signing with Glen Duncan, author of “By Blood We Live.” 7 p.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Feb. 5. Central Library: The Young and The Restless Storytime. See Feb. 5. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Feb. 5. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Feb. 5.
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Jessamine Co. Public Library: Just Come Play @ Your Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m. For families with a child ages 5 & under. What’s Brewing, take a coffee break and hear new music. 1-2 p.m. 1:1 Job Search Assistance, bring your resume and get help searching and applying for jobs. 2-2:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. Contact email@example.com for questions. Valentine’s Dinner & Movie. Live music begins at 6:15 p.m., dinner and movie at 6:45 p.m. Free, but tickets must be requested in advance. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Living Arts & Science Center: Still Life Oil Painting class. 6-8 p.m. weekly until March 20. $160 non-members, $150 members. For teens and adults. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. EKU Center for the Arts: The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a fast-paced performance showcasing dance, costumes, electrifying music and more. 7:30 p.m. $30 and up. 521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond. Info: (859) 6227469. Norton Center: Fatoumata Diawara, and her unique folk sound with an African spin. 7:30 p.m. $30. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 448-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 6. Central Library: Jazz: Live at the Library. 7-8:30 p.m. For all ages. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Valentine’s Day Card Drop-in Craft. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Feb. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 6. Village Branch: Explore More. See Feb. 6. Books and More. See Feb. 6. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 14 Boyle County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Danville. Info: (859) 583-1007 or (859) 236-2053. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Feb. 7. Silver Screen: “Annie Hall.” 12:30 p.m. Free, popcorn and soda included. Teen Hang Out, play xBox games, do homework, or just hang out with your friends. 4-5:45 p.m. Grades 6-12. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.
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Explorium: Parent’s Night Out. 6-10 p.m. Children must be potty-trained. $15 per child for members, $18 per child for non-members. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Lexington Ballet: “A Dance Affair,” nine classic and contemporary love stories brought to life. 7 p.m. $125 per couple. ArtsPlace Gallery, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 233-3925. Lexington Philharmonic: “Love,” a Valentine’s Day concert. 7:30 p.m. $20-$70. UK Singletary Center. Info: 233-4226. Lexington Opera House: “Memphis,” the new Broadway musical straight form the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis. 8 p.m. on Fri; 2 & 8 p.m. on Sat; 1 & 6 p.m. on Sun. $48.50-$157.15. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Feb. 7. Central Library: Sweethearts’ Dance, wiggle and giggle to silly tunes. 10 a.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Feb. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 15 UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9 a.m.-noon. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK Good Sam. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Common Threads, knitting and crocheting group. 10 a.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Naturalist, “Fall in Love with Nature.” 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Salamander Search, explore the creek for signs of aquatic life. 1 p.m. Free. Registration required. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Info: 272-6105. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Play Dough Factory.” See Feb. 1. Imagination Station, “Sugary Science.” See Feb. 8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Paper Bag Book.” See Feb. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner, Yoga Storytime 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Living Arts & Science Center: “Saturday
Studios for Creative Kids” with artist Patrick Smith. For 2-5 grade. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. “Saturday Studios for Tweens and Teens” with artist Emily Storch. For grades 6-12. 10 a.m.- noon. Building Your Art Portfolio with Lennon Michalski. Noon-2 p.m. (Also scheduled Feb. 15, 22 & March 1.) $70 nonmembers, $60 members. For teens. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Norton Center: “Circus Oz,” a performance of stunt-jumping acrobats, aerial artists, live music and more. 8 p.m. on Sat, 1 p.m. on Sun. $35-$75. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 448-7469. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Florida. 9 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Village Branch: Health Fair. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 16 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 2. Rupp Arena: Disney Live! presents “Pirate and Princess Adventure.” Join Mickey, Minnie, Sofia the First, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates on this royal adventure. 1 & 4 p.m. $25-$56. Info: 233-3535. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb. 2. Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Teen Volunteer Orientation, required for teens wanting to be homework helpers. 3:304:30 p.m. For high schoolers. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Monday 17 President’s Day FCPS: No School. Seton Catholic School: Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1740 Summerhill Drive. Info: 273-7827. Div. of Parks & Rec: All offices and community centers closed. Living Arts & Science Center: “No-School Day” classes. For K-8 grade. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Partial and full-day schedules are available. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 2525222.
Lex Public Library: Central Library: Hail to the Chief, read stories about famous past presidents. 1-2 p.m. Grades K-1. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Feb. 3. Magical Movies, “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.” 1:30 p.m. Grades K-3. Tates Creek Branch: Family Movie Night. 6-8 p.m. For families. Registration required. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Grades K-12. Teen Game Club. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 18 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb 4. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Sew a Needle Pulling Thread.” See Feb. 4. The Sketch Pad art room. See Feb. 4. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime and Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 4. Crafty Teen Tuesday, create your own wall décor using images of your favorite book covers. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Free. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Living Arts & Science Center: Drawing with Markers and Pens. See Feb. 11. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See
Gattitown Lexington: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays. See Feb. 4. 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. Health Chats about Diabetes. 5-6 p.m. Free. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2446. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes. See Feb. 4. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials I class. 7-9 p.m. $30. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. EKU Center for the Arts: “Man of La Mancha,” the inspiring story of Don Quixote and his quest for the impossible dream. 7:30 p.m. $57 and up. 521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Feb. 4. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Feb. 4. Paws to Read, share stories with dogs from Love on a Leash. 6-7 p.m. Grades 2-3. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me Storytime. See Feb. 4. Village Branch: Big and Little Storytime. See Feb. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Will an Elephant fit in a Bathtub?’” See Feb. 5. Living Arts & Science Center: Family Fun Time. See Feb. 5. Porter Memorial Baptist Pre-School and Kindergarten. Open House. 10 a.m. 4300 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 272-3441. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Frankfort Medical Pavilion: Breastfeeding Basics class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 279 King’s Daughters Dr. Info: (877) 376-2631 or (502) 226-1655. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eating Right on a Tight Budget class, learn how to save money for eating better, plan a healthy menu and more. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Village Branch Library, 2185 Versailles Rd. Registration required. Info: 288-2446. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler
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Time. See Feb. 5. Extreme Explorers, science, literature and art activities. 3:45 p.m. Grades K-5 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Central Library: The Young and The Restless Storytime. See Feb. 5. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Feb. 5. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Feb. 5. Eating Right on a Skinny Wallet. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 20 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Baking Soda Art.” See Feb. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Feb. 6. Jessamine Co. Public Library: 1:1 Job Search Assistance, bring your resume and get help searching and applying for jobs. 2-2:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Family Game Night, with Wii games, X-Box games, board games, and pizza. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Living Arts & Science Center: Still Life Oil Painting class. See Feb. 13. Rupp Arena: Casting Crowns: The Thrive Tour with special guests Laura Story. 7 p.m. $27.50-$37.50, $21.50 for students. Info: 233-3535. UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. South Carolina. 7 p.m. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 6. Preschool Dance Party. 2:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Feb. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 6. Little Explorers, explore math, science, arts and play. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Village Branch: Explore More. See Feb. 6. Books and More. See Feb. 6. Info: 231-5500.
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MOMS Club of Lexington-East: Monthly Meeting, support group for at-home moms who live east of Richmond Rd. 9:30 a.m. Visitors welcome. First United Methodist Church, 4131 Todds Rd. Info: email@example.com.
UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. LSU. 4 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 233-3535.
Child Development Center of the Bluegrass: Free developmental screenings by certified therapists. For kids 5 and under and for families who have no health insurance that would cover screenings. Advance registration recommended. 290 Alumni Dr. Info: 218-2322.
LexDance: Contra Dance with caller and band TBA. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Info: (859) 985-5501.
Lexington Art League: Luminosity: Triangle Park unveiling. An interactive exhibition of light inspiring children of all ages. 5:30 p.m. Display runs through Mar. 31 Info: www. lexingtonartleague.org. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Feb. 7.
Living Arts & Science Center: “Saturday Studios for Creative Kids.” “Saturday Studios for Tweens and Teens.” Building Your Art Portfolio. See Feb. 15.
Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Good Foods Film Series, Matinee for Children. 1-4 p.m. For all ages. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club for all skill levels. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 1. Lego Time. 2-3 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Living Arts & Science Center: Gallery Hop Reception, for the exhibit “Ritualistic Process.” 5-8 p.m. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 2.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Feb. 7. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Feb. 7.
The Women’s Club of Central KY: I Know Sunday Sessions, “The More You’re Needed, the More You Must Care for You.” 2-4 p.m. Free. 214 N. Broadway Rd. Info: 254-9821.
Lexington Children’s Theatre: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.” Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to discover he’s been flattened by his own unassuming bulletin board. Take a trip with Stanley as things go from ordinary to extraordinary. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2. $18 adults, $15 children. Recommended for ages 4 & up. 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546.
Div. of Parks & Rec: Weekend Workout, volunteer to help with weed pulling, garden upkeep, trail maintenance and more. 10 a.m. Meet at the Education Center and stay as long as you are able. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Explorium: Super Saturdays, Special Guest Charlotte Ray presents amazing chemical reactions. See Feb. 1. Imagination Station, “Colorful Explosions.” See Feb. 8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Paper Plate Picasso.” See Feb. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner, Snoozapalooza with JB Book, wear your favorite PJ’s and celebrate bedtime fun with stories and songs. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Saturday Studio- Wire Working Techniques. 1-3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: Black History Month Children’s Storytime, “Henry’s Freedom Box.” 3 p.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
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Storytime. See Feb. 3. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Book Discussion: “Under the Wide & Starry Sky.” 7 p.m. Copies of the book available at Information desk. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Good Foods Film Series. 6-9 p.m. For all ages. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Feb. 3. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Grades K-12. Teen Game Club. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 25 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb 4. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Cookie Cutter Creations.” See Feb. 4. The Sketch Pad art room. See Feb. 4. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime and Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 4. Gattitown Lexington: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays. See Feb. 4. Living Arts & Science Center: Drawing with Markers and Pens. See Feb. 11. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials II class. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $28. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Aerobics Classes. See Feb. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: “Sugar (and all its cousins and counterfeits) is Destroying Your Health,” taught by Dr. Leo Boisvert. 7 p.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Feb. 4. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Feb. 4. Paws to Read, share stories with dogs from Love on a Leash. 6-7 p.m. Grades 2-3. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me Storytime. See Feb. 4. Village Branch: Big and Little Storytime. See Feb. 4. Village Teen Advisory Board, help plan library events for teens. 5-5:45 p.m. For middle and high schoolers.
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Wednesday 26 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Freegal Movies & Music, bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet and learn how to stream movies, TV shows and music with this library service. 2-4 p.m. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Hungry for Spring!’” See Feb. 5. Living Arts & Science Center: Family Fun Time. See Feb. 5. Babies R Us: Infant CPR Class. 1 & 1:45 p.m. $3. Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Food Writing Workshop, taught by Rona Roberts. 6-8 p.m. weekly through March 26. $80. Reservations required. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Health Chats About Diabetes En Espanol. 6-7 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1306 Versailles Rd. Info: 263-2507. EKU Center for the Arts: “Rock of Ages,” the worldwide party musical. 7:30 p.m. $60.50 and up. 521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Feb. 5. Central Library: The Young and The Restless Storytime. See Feb. 5. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Feb. 5. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Feb. 5.
Thursday 27 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Rad Rubbings.” See Feb. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Feb. 6. Frankfort Christian Academy: Open House. Introducing a new transitional kindergarten program. 6-7 p.m. Info: (502) 695-0744. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Lunch and Learn: Internet Hoax Busting, learn how to not get taken by fake emails, website and social media messages. Noon-1 p.m. Registration required. Bright Star Children’s Theatre:
“William’s Adventure in Black History.” A fast-paced, 45-minute adventure through the remarkable people and events that have shaped this part of American History. 7-8 p.m. For families with children in grades K-5. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Living Arts & Science Center: Still Life Oil Painting class. See Feb. 13. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Arkansas. 7 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Feb. 6. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Feb. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 6. Village Branch: Explore More. See Feb. 6. Books and More. See Feb. 6.
Friday 28 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Feb. 7. Attachment Parenting Group: Monthly meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.baby-moon.org. Lexington Art League: Luminosity. Loudoun House Launch Party. An interactive exhibition of light inspiring children of all ages. 6-9 p.m. Display runs through April 6. Info: www. lexingtonartleague.org. Explorium: Parent’s Night Out. 6-10 p.m. Children must be potty-trained. $15 per child for members, $18 per child for non-members. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Judy Goldsmith and open band. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. SCAPA: presents Dance SCAPA. 8 p.m. on Feb. 28; 2 & 8 p.m. on March 1. $14 adults, $12 students. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Feb. 7. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Feb. 7. Y
Spotlight Victoria: A Classic Performer
lassical education was made for Victoria Robinson, a senior actor and singer at Trinity Christian Academy, which features a Classical Christian curriculum. An avid reader, Victoria cites her favorite books as “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo, “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy and “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald – classics all. Her favorite actors? Classic Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart and Myrna Loy. Myrna Loy? How many 18-year-olds have even heard of Loy? (For the record, she starred with William Powell in “The Thin Man” movies in the 1930s.) Victoria is so taken by those early
Hollywood stars, she chose the movies as troupe for high school students. She also appeared in “Georgie Boy” with The REP. the topic of her junior research project. “I feel most alive when I’m on stage,” She wrote a 20-page research paper Victoria said. “I love the makeup and defended her thesis on the topic of and costumes and the excitement of censorship in the movies from 1939preparing for a show. I love the challenge 1969. of putting on another Studying all those films also character.” helped her as a performer. When not acting, Victoria is Then again, she has been singing. She takes voice lessons performing ever since she can once a week, sings in the remember. school choir and is a member All through elementary and of Trinity’s a cappella group middle school, she appeared in “Lookin’ Sharp.” school plays and played Helen Victoria Robinson She manages that busy Keller in Trinity’s high school schedule while maintaining production when she was in w Trinity Christian a 3.96 GPA. Next month, she eighth grade. w 12th Grade will audition for the musical As a freshman, she played w Parents: Tracy & theater program at Baldwin Anne Frank in the high school Ben Wallace College in Ohio. play and has followed that up After that, she has her sights with appearances in all the set on Broadway. If dedication is the school plays since, including playing a man, Major Metcalf, in “The Mousetrap.” ticket, she could be on her way. “She’s so passionate and loves As a junior, she acted in “Life With performing with all her heart,” her Father” and also served as the student mother Tracy said. “She’s the first one at director. Victoria has worked with the Lexington rehearsal and the last to leave. “She is completely vested in what she is Children’s Theatre and for two years was a member of LCT’s Company B, an acting doing.” Y
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Scholar Athlete of the Month Davis Follows in Dad’s 6-foot-8 Footsteps
Jackson Davis • School: Lafayette • Grade: 12 • Sports: Basketball • Academics: Jackson has a 3.9 GPA, scored 26 on his ACT and has taken three A.P. classes. • Parents: Ginger & Johnathon
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he highest scorer in Lafayette High boys basketball history is as smooth in the classroom as he is on court – just like his father. Jackson Davis, a 6-foot-8 senior for the Generals, broke the school scoring record last season, and through midJanuary had 2,018 points. He also carries a 3.9 GPA, scored 26 on his ACT and has committed to play at Rice, an academically rigorous private school in Houston. Jackson’s father, Johnathon, also stands 6-foot-8 and played at UK from 1987-91 when he had the team’s highest GPA. Johnathon, an assistant coach at Lafayette, recognized early that his son had special physical gifts. Jackson walked at seven months, showed excellent balance and hand-eye coordination as a toddler and started dominating on the basketball court as a 5-year-old. And he’s been dominating ever since. Jackson entered Lafayette through the SCAPA program because of his drama skills – he played Captain Hook in eighth grade. That same year, he started for the varsity. Last year, he averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds and was named All-City, All-Region and AllState. As a four-year captain, he has led Lafayette to a 10-5 record and a No. 6 ranking in the state so far this season
and will be announced as a finalist for Mr. Basketball. An intense competitor, Jackson makes the game look easy with his graceful, fluid moves. But he makes the game hard for opponents because of his unusual skill set – big enough to play center, quick enough to play guard. “He’s a unique player because he can post up and he’s a good ball-handler,” his father said. “He creates mismatches for the other team.” In the off-season last year, Jackson played on the Kentucky Travelers in the Elite Youth Basketball League, which is limited to 42 teams nationally. The Travelers lived up their name, playing in Los Angeles, Dallas, Minnesota and South Carolina. Before that, Jackson played throughout the South and Midwest on his AAU teams and for two years traveled by private plane with the MidAmerica Elite, which was sponsored by a man who lent the team his plane. Jackson settled on Rice through his relationship with John Lucas. The former NBA star works in Houston with young players as a personal coach and took an interest in Jackson. After college, Jackson hopes to play professionally but if not will use a degree in economics to become a financial adviser – just like, you guessed it, his father. Y
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Starring In An Active Role Angela Stark is a one-woman wrecking ball against childhood obesity. The mother of three has taught in Fayette County schools for 11 years, the past six as the P.E. and health teacher at Southern Middle School where she has made a national name for herself. Under the direction of Stark and team-teacher Lisa Hager, Southern is one of two schools in Lexington to earn bronze level recognition by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In addition, Stark was named a national ambassador for the foundation’s Healthy Schools Program. In December, she spoke at the Missouri health conference outlining programs she has instituted. Her innovations include — Double the P.E. time: By creating two P.E. classes out of her health class, Stark ensures that Southern students get twice as many activity days as before. Students play team
sports, divided into competitive and non-competitive groups, and also practice yoga, pilates, zumba and other lifetime fitness skills. Outdoor walking track: Raising money through an annual 5k run she organizes, Stark helped the school install a track three years ago. The entire Southern community – school, faculty and staff – is encouraged to walk 20 minutes a day. Transform the Food Culture: Using seed money from the Better Bites program sponsored by the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, Stark substituted healthy snacks such as smoothies, granola bars, yogurt, fruit and water from the candy, chips and soda previously offered at the snack shop. Classroom into workout room: Stark took out cabinets, painted the walls, tiled the floor and installed a mirror wall and stereo and video system. There are no chairs or desks
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so when the room is used for health class, students sit on exercise balls. Stark practices what she preaches, running three to five miles six days a week. She ran track and cross country as a college student in the state of Washington. “Kids are not active outside of school, so we have created an environment where they can learn that physical activity can be fun,” she said. “If I can change one child, one family or one teacher, that’s reason enough to keep going.” Clearly, she has done much more than that.
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