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February 2018

Letter From Katie

Vol. 22 Issue 2

Help A Mom: Donate Breastmilk

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remember learning about breastmilk donation in 2015 after my son was born. I had joined a local moms group on Facebook and saw a request from a mom who needed donor milk. My son was getting plenty of milk from me, plus I had been building a freezer stash that I couldn’t possibly use before it went bad. “Why not?” I thought. Knowing I saved that mom – a woman I didn’t know – formula money and gave that new baby a boost to her immune system was a great feeling. I know other moms who donated breastmilk and they too gave happily. I kept pumping after feedings and when my stash overflowed, I would see who needed some milk. The demand was always higher than my supply. The calls I’ve responded to for donor milk over the years vary in circumstances. Some women are unable to produce

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Out & About in the Bluegrass

Summer Camp Fair, Writing Contest; Consignment Sales; ‘Elephant & Piggie’ at LCT.

Managing Behavior

Four steps to fair and effective use of consequences.

911

Are your children prepared to use 911? Follow these do’s and don’ts.

Publisher Dana Tackett

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enough breastmilk and need extra to supplement for their child. Some moms have medical conditions that make breastfeeding impossible. Sometimes, a mom was recovering from surgery and needed a few bottles of milk to get by until she could nurse again. Sometimes, a baby is born premature, addicted or immune-compromised and donor milk can literally be a lifesaver. There are many ways to get involved in breastmilk donation. Whether you are looking to fill a freezer and donate regularly, or you have some extra ounces to spare on a given day, the time you spend pumping can have lasting health implications for a baby. Opportunities to donate breastmilk: The Milk Bank Depot at Centered Info: www.themilkbank.org On Facebook search for: “Eats on Feets – Kentucky” or “Human Milk 4 Human Babies – Kentucky.” Y

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The award-winning Broadway musical, “Cinderella,” comes to the stage at the Norton Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 25. Enter to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the show.

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet falls down the rabbit hole to perform “Alice in Wonderland” on March 30 & 31. We have a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the show to give away.

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We will choose a grand prize winner and honorable mentions for one boy and one girl in each age group. Some of the awesome prizes for winners include classic model horses from Breyerfest, American Girl dolls, Disney-Hyperion books and more! The school with the highest percentage of participation will receive a cash prize. (This prize is available to schools with 50 students or more in grades K-5 and is not open to homeschools.) The winners will be announced at our annual Summer Camp & Activities Fair on Saturday, April 14 at Lexington Christian Academy. Stay tuned for information on upcoming Write-a-Thons where you can get help with your essay and win prizes. E-mail entries can be sent to: LexingtonFamilyEvents@gmail.com or mailed by Friday, March 23 to: Lexington Family Magazine 138 E. Reynolds Rd. #201 • Lexington, KY 40517 Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com or call 223-1765. Y

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Lil Elks Consignment Sale

South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Rd. Friday, March 8, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.-noon. www.southelkhorncc.org/ spring-and-fall-consignmentsales

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Moms and Tots Sale Everything for Kids Sale Faith United Community Church, 3080 Brannon Road, Nicholasville Thursday, March 15, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. www.momsandtotssale.com

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Laura Bonzo-Sims & Katherine L. Stone

4 Steps to Effective, Fair Consequences

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ll kids push the limits, put a toe right on the line, challenge authority. That’s their job. And you want your child to do this – within reason. Doing so helps them understand limits and guides them to becoming independent, respectful adults.

With that said, by following these four guidelines for fair and effective consequences, you may need to give fewer of them. 1. Use Calm, Respectful Voice This can definitely be a hard one, especially when you’re frustrated, because it’s the 17th time you’ve asked your kid to stop kicking the back of the seat. However, it is essential that you discipline yourself first before disciplining your child. We want our children to listen to us, not become defensive or shut down. Using a calm and respectful voice can promote discussion rather than silence or anger. It also models the behavior we’d like to see exhibited. 2. Set Consequences That Are Related to the Misbehavior For example, if your child doesn’t put his toys away, then no toys the next day or next two hours, depending on your child’s age. If your child comes home past curfew, she loses the privilege to go out the next night or next weekend. Set consequences that are short-term and related. 3. Be Consistent and Clear With Your Expectations Set clear expectations using a collaborative approach where your child has input, but you have the final word. Discuss expectations ahead of time and explain the reasoning behind the expectation. Writing down rules is always helpful. Sometimes kids break rules because the 8 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

rule hasn’t been clearly stated or there are differing expectations between parents. 4. Follow Through “You’re grounded from screens for ONE WHOLE MONTH!” Frustration and anger could lead us to declaring consequences we cannot or will not enforce. If you renege on a consequence, you endanger your credibility and diminish your effectiveness. Reality With Results In the heat of the moment, we might lose our cool or say something unreasonable. That comes with parenting. When parents do mess up, apologizing to your child later, saying how you assume it made them feel, and how you’ll try to prevent such responses in the future can be extremely powerful. By owning your mishap, you have modeled taking responsibility for your actions, demonstrated your comfort with vulnerability, and shown a willingness for compassion. These steps show that you’re human too and we’re all on this journey together. Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D., has been an educator for 25 years, serving as a college advisor, middle and high school English teacher, and graduate school professor. Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in Lexington for almost 20 years, focusing on mental health issues that affect today’s youth and young adults. Contact them at www. parentingparadox.org. Y

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exington Children’s Theatre brings two favorite characters from the page to the stage in its next show, “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” Based on the popular books by Mo Willems, watch as Elephant and Piggie stage their very own musical. The two best friends team up with the singing Squirelles for lots of singing, dancing and silliness. This musical adventure is sure to have audiences giggling out loud and clapping along to the beat. The play’s themes include being silly and trying something new. Showtimes are Sunday, Feb 25 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, March 3 at 2 & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 & up. Tickets are $19 adults, $16 children. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. Y

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THE SAYRE DIFFERENCE We are proud to offer a congratulatory salute to seven Sayre seniors who gained Early Decision acceptances: Lauren Thornberry to College of William and Mary; Zachary Coons to University of Richmond; Kate Christensen to Vanderbilt University; Marshall Nielsen to Davidson College; Emerson White to Brandeis University; Woods Rouse to Washington and Lee University; and Tabor Little to Wake Forest University.

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Call 911 By Katie Saltz

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eaching your child to recognize an emergency and call for help doesn’t have to be a scary process. Tammy Cole, a communications training officer for Jessamine County 911, shares tips on when and how to teach your child about calling 911. Around age 4 tends to be the best time to teach a child about 911.

Have Your Practice An emergency is something when you feel you or someone else is in danger. Be very specificChild in your examples. An emergency is something when you Your address, phone number, name Talk About What Is a True Help Your Child Memorize Talk about what is a true emergency. Emergency. Key Information.

“If you see a house on fire.” “If you see a person lying on the ground not moving.” feel you or someone else is in danger. Be and age are important. Knowing phone very specific in your examples. numbers for Mom and Dad is a plus. Help you child memorize key information. “If you see a house on fire.” “If you see a Yourlying address, phone number, name and age are important. Knowing phone numbers for Mom and Dad person on the ground not moving.” is a plus.

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Practice with Children your children so they are more aware Practice With Your So They Are Aware and Knowledgeable About 911. and knowledgeable of what 911 is for. Pretend to be the dispatcher and ask your child: Pretend to be the 911 dispatcher and ask911 your child: Where is your emergency? Where is your emergency? What is your name and phone number? What is your name and phone number? What is wrong, or why did you call 911? What is wrong, or why did you call 911?

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You can also call the 911 center on the non-emergency line and ask whether the You can also call the 911 center on child can call 911 and talk to a dispatcher. the non-emergency line and ask whether the child can call 911 and talk to a Teach Cell Phone Competence: Other Useful Info: dispatcher. If you don’t have a landline phone, make sure Cell phones that no longer have service will still call 911. your child knows how to operate a cell phone to If you accidentally call 911, stay on the line and let the dispatcher know dial 911. Some cell phones have a medical emergency it was a mistake. button, and others will pull up an emergency screen if Teach your child that after dialing 911 on a cell phone, they need to you hit the on/off button five times. hit “send” Here are some scenarios to practice with your child: If there are no cell phones in the house, make a plan to “You are outside with your dad. He is on a ladder on the house, go to a neighbor’s house or somewhere with a phone. and he falls off and hits the ground. No one else is home. Dad doesn’t talk to you when you ask him a question. Do you call Sign up for SMART911 at www.smart911.com. This free 911? What do you tell the dispatcher?” program has you create an online profile with information “You are outside skating with your brother and he falls about your family (medications, health conditions, pets, etc;) You down. He says his arm and knee hurt a little but he is ok. Do link the profile to your phone numbers and when you call 911, you call 911?” Y everything from the profile pulls up on the dispatcher screen. 10 | www.lexingtonfamily.com


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Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm is proud to announce the opening of Personal Care and Memory Care communities. These all-inclusive, specialized levels of care will complement an active, Independent Living Community and complete our continuum of care. The small, intimate environment allows each resident’s needs to be at the center of everything we do. Special Grand Opening advantages are available through March 31st. Call us at (859) 286-5111 to schedule your visit and learn more about life at Legacy Reserve.

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TLS Fosters Courageous, Curious Kids

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ow was school today?” This is the universal question all parents ask as their kids plop into the back seat and shut the car door after a full day at school. The expected response is a single word, a banal adjective like “Good” or “Fine.” Instead, imagine if your child answered with an exclamation like, “Today, I rocked it!” or “Today, I walked in the creek,” “I dissected a cow eyeball,” or “I read my story to the whole fourth grade!” Carpool conversations are an important part of the day, and one of the goals of The Lexington School is to assure the answer from the back seat is more than just “Okay.” The goal is for each day to provide something of great significance so each child brings home an excitement for learning that lasts far beyond a single day at school. At The Lexington School, this excitement for learning is called Curiosity, one of six character traits (Mission Skills) the school nurtures. “Children are naturally curious,” says

Donna Hutton, Preschool Director at The Lexington School. “If you give them consistent experiences that are active, creative and challenging, they will maintain their natural desire to learn.” This commitment to developing curiosity requires teachers who build studentcentered lessons that allow opportunities for risk-taking and reward. “Each day should be about stretching in some way,” Headmaster Chuck Baldecchi says. “It might be trying out the zip line on the preschool playground or doing a peer evaluation for the first time. “In either case, it is taking a risk, learning from it, and growing in confidence.” “The proof is in the pudding” says Una MacCarthy, Head of Middle School. “The Lexington School produces alumni who go on to high school, college and life with an inherent desire to learn more and do more, to get the most out of the next experience with the confidence to stretch and try something new.” In celebration of all TLS students, each year’s Commencement speakers are ac-

complished alumni who come back to impart lessons to the graduating eighth graders. Novelists, filmmakers, scientists, entrepreneurs, professional athletes and more, TLS alumni have something in common that they unanimously attribute to The Lexington School: They seek to learn and they embrace challenge. They are adults now who not so long ago swung open the car door after school, plopped into the back seat and said, “Today, I rocked it!” Y

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Community Montessori School

All Together Now: CMS Shares Same Campus

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he normally bright smiles at Community Montessori School sparkle a bit more this year after the program realized a goal two decades in the making – the entire school from toddlers to eighth graders now share one campus. Founded in 1970, CMS flourished for a quarter of a century serving preschoolers through sixth graders. In 1996 it added a seventh and eighth grade (Montessori Middle School of Kentucky) at a separate location from its home on Crestwood Drive in south Lexington. For another 20 years, school leaders endeavored to bring the two schools together. First, in 2004, they purchased 13 acres on Stone Road and five years later completed a building for MMSK. Last year, CMS sold the Crestwood Drive property and broke ground in May for an addition to the Stone Road building. In August, CMS opened the doors to a gleaming, expanded building with a school future just as bright. “It’s hard to put in words how much this means to our community,” said Katie Toffey, Development and Marketing director, who began as a parent at CMS in 2000.

“We have this beautiful building where our community is all together and can support one another – staff, students and families.” The space – both indoors and out – is worth sharing. The new wing adds 5,000 square feet to the main building for 13,000 square feet of room. The building is anchored by a large, airy community room flanked by classrooms for toddlers (18 months to 3 years) and Upper Elementary (fourth through sixth grade). The new addition houses two classrooms for the primary level (3-6 year-olds) and one for Lower Elementary (first through third grade). MMSK (seventh and eighth graders) occupies the original 1920 Homestead on the campus. The main area also includes a full commercial kitchen used by students for various projects. (Middle schoolers cook a community lunch each Friday and the toddlers bake every day!) CMS practices land-based education for all students on its grounds that include a stream, a barn, chicken coop, apple orchard, apiary (bees), monarch butterfly

waystation, compost bin, flower gardens, blackberry and asparagus patches, plus a picnic area and fenced-in playground. The building and the grounds serve the Montessori method that drives the school. The goal is to foster self-directed activity with hands-on, age-appropriate activities for children who also learn grace and courtesy. This educational approach focuses on the development of the whole child. The method so impressed Erin Stevenson when she enrolled her daughter as a primary student that she eventually left her position as a UK education professor, completed her adolescent Montessori teacher training and now teaches in the middle school program at CMS. In July, she will become Head of School, working closely with Anne Gray, Education Director. “That was a good leap for me because I look forward to coming to work every day,” Stevenson said. “I’m passionate about seeing the school grow, sticking to the Montessori philosophy and using all 13 acres of our campus to do that as well as we can.” Y

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT CAPITAL DAY SCHOOL

120 Deepwood Drive, Frankfort Head of School: Tim Corkran Enrollment: 126, Preschool-8th grade (including Montessori for PK-3rd) Student-teacher ratio: Preschool 9:1; K-8th, 10:1 Founded: 1955 / (502) 227-7121 www.capitaldayschool.net

KORE ACADEMY

4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington (For children with learning differences) Principal: Beverly Henderson Enrollment: 44, 1st-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Founded: 2003 / Info: 971-7129 www.koreacademy.org

THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL

1050 Lane Allen Road, Lexington Head of School: Charles Baldecchi Enrollment: 600, Two years old-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Founded: 1959 / Info: 278-0501 www.thelexingtonschool.org

THE PROVISION SCHOOL

128 Dennis Drive, Lexington Administrator: Jennie McKindles Enrollment: 28, K-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 6-1 Founded: 2015 Info: (859) 396-0644 www.theprovision.org

REDWOOD COOPERATIVE SCHOOL

166 Crestwood Dr., Lexington Director: Sarah Cummins Enrollment: 78 / Grades: preK-5 Student-teacher ratio: Varies by classroom Founded: 2014 Info: 859 273-4496 www.redwoodcoop.org 16 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

SAYRE SCHOOL

194 N. Limestone, Lexington Head of School: Stephen Manella Enrollment: 545, Preschool (ages 2-4) and Grades: K-12 Student-teacher ratio: 7:1 Founded: 1854 / Info: 254-1361 www.sayreschool.org

SPHINX ACADEMY

1591 Winchester Road, #101, Lex. Director: Wafaa Elghoroury Grades 6th-12th / Info: 309-6372 www.sphinxacademy.org

CATHOLIC CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL

412 Cochran Road, Lexington Principal: Paula Smith Enrollment: 480, Preschool 3 years-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: PreK: 10:1, Elementary and Middle: 25:1 Founded: 1951 Info: 266-5641 www.ctkschool.net

LEX. CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

2250 Clays Mill Road, Lexington President: Dr. Steve Angelucci Principal: Sally Stevens Enrollment: 840, 9th-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 20:1 *Founded: 1951 / Info: 277-7183 *St. Catherine’s Academy (founded 1823) and Lexington Latin School (founded 1924) merged. www.lexingtoncatholic.com

MARY QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY

605 Hill-N-Dale Drive, Lexington Principal: Rebecca Brown Enrollment: 408, Pre-K-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 to 25:1 Founded: 1960 Info: 277-3030 www.maryqueenschool.org

ST. AGATHA ACADEMY

244 South Main Street, Winchester Principal: John Pica Enrollment: 148, PreK Montessori8th grade Student-teacher ratio: Classes capped at 20 Founded: 1919 Info: (859) 744-6484 www.saintagathaacademy.org

ST. JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

106 Military Street, Georgetown Principal: Dan Mardell Enrollment: 160, Preschool-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Founded: 1957 Phone: (502) 863-2607 www.stjohnschoolonline.org

ST. LEO SCHOOL

255 Huntertown Road, Versailles Principal: Dr. Helena DiBiasie Enrollment: 168 Grades: PreK-8th grade Founded: 1926 Info: (859) 873-4591 www.saintleoky.org

ST. MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL

115 Parrish Avenue, Richmond Principal: Cathy Cornett Enrollment: 74, Grades: PreK-5th grade Founded: 1967 Info: (859) 623-2989 ext. 4 www.saintmarkcatholicschool. com

ST. MARY SCHOOL

1121 Main Street, Paris Administrator: Lucy Marsh Enrollment: 67, Montessori (3 & 4 year olds)-5th grade Classes capped between 11-20 students Founded: 1888 Info: (859) 987-3815 www.sms-ky.org

STS. PETER & PAUL REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

133 Barr Street, Lexington: Early Childhood Campus, serving 6 week old infants-Preschool 423 West Short Street, Lexington: Short Street Campus offers Junior Kindergarten-8th grade Director of Admissions: Katie Kerns School Principal: Jamie Burch Early Childhood Director: Pam Rice Enrollment: 491, Infants-8th grade Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 *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 Drive, Lexington Principal: Anna Martin Enrollment: 300, Preschool-8th grade Classes capped at 25 Founded: 2005 Info: (859) 273-7827 www.setonstars.com

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF THE BLUEGRASS 549 Parkside Drive, Lexington Administrator: Jana Scott Grades: K-12 Founded: 2016 (859) 285.9283 Cabluegrass.org

CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 15 Redwing Drive, Winchester Principal: Ned Hess Enrollment: 330, PreK-8th grade Founded: 1995 Info: (859) 744-0817 www.ccschool.net

FRANKFORT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1349 U.S. Highway 421 South, Frankfort

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS Head of School: Carrie Beth Tigges Enrollment: 350, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Founded: 1995 Info: (502) 695-0744 www.frankfortchristian.org

Enrollment: 205, 2 years old-12th grade Founded: 2004 Info: (502) 868-9393 www.pcageorgetown.org

GALILEAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2780 Clays Mill Road, Lexington Principal: Linda Nelson Enrollment: 160, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Founded: 1986 Info: (859) 277-0503 www.lexingtonsummit.org

712 S. Fork Church Road, Liberty Principal: Scott Jones Enrollment: 95, Preschool-12th Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1 Founded: 1987 Info: (606) 787-4199 or (606) 787-5120 www.galileanhome.org/gca

LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Main Office: 450 W. Reynolds Road, Lexington Administration, 6th Grade Academy, Junior High and High School Immanuel Baptist Church 3100 Tates Creek Road Lexington (preschool-5th Grade) Headmaster: Mark Sisk Enrollment: 1,450, Preschool-12th grade Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Founded: 1989 Info: (859) 422-5700 or admissions@lexingtonchristian.org www.lexingtonchristian.org

LEXINGTON LATIN SCHOOL

Classical Christian Education Two Locations in Lexington: Ashland Baptist Church 483 W. Reynolds Road / 492-1381 Quest Church, 410 Sporting Court 429-8654 Headmistress: Jeannie Davis Enrollment 265, Junior Kindergarten-12th Grade Student-teacher ratio: 12:1 www.lexingtonlatinschool. com

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

172 Southgate Drive, Georgetown Principal: Kathleen Mallory 18 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Lower School Campus (PreK-6th Grade): 3900 Rapid Run Drive Lexington Upper School Campus (7th-12th Grade): 3601 Winthrop Drive, Lexington Enrollment: 415, PreK-12th Grade Student-teacher ratio: 8:1; Avg. class size: 15 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, Lexington Enrollment: Pre K-12th Info: info@veritaschristianky.org www.veritaschristianky.com

Affiliation: AMS & MEI Founded: 1980 Info: (859) 254-7034 www.lexkymontessori.org

WOODFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL

MONTESSORI

PROVIDENCE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

320 Hope Lane, Versailles Principal: Cara Meadows Enrollment: 65, K-5th grade Largest class is 15 Founded: 1999 Info: (859) 873-0288 www.woodfordchristian.org

COMMUNITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL & MONTESSORI MIDDLE SCHOOL OF KENTUCKY 725 Stone Road, Lexington Head of School: Anne Gray Enrollment: 130, Toddler 18 months)-8th grade Affiliation: AMI / Founded: 1970 Info: (859) 277-4805 www.cmsmontessori.org

LEX. MONTESSORI SCHOOL

319 S. Broadway Park, Lexington Director: RandiLynn Tucker Enrollment: 65, ages 2 1/2-6th grade

620 S. Broadway, Lexington Director: Vickie Hewitt Enrollment: 26, 9th-12th grade Founded: 2011 Info: (859) 455-8064 www.montessorihigh.org

1209 Texaco Road, Lexington Director: Carol Hiler Enrollment: 285 Accreditation: AMS Founded: 1965 / Info: (859) 255-7330 www.providencemontessoriky. org

VERSAILLES MONTESSORI SCHOOL

480 Pinckard Pike, Versailles Administrator: Tony Guagliardo Enrollment: 103, Toddler-6th grade Student-teacher ratio: Varies Affiliation: AMI & AMS; Founded: 1987 Info: (859) 873-1998 www.versaillesmontessori. org Y


* Arts - Infused Curriculum * Christ Centered * Farm to Table Lunch Program * Downtown Location The faculty, staff, and families of Lexington Montessori School in Lexington, Kentucky, would like to welcome you to our school. LMS is a community of learners, a family with a commitment to education and civic participation.

OPEN HOUSE

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Only One

Thing Causes Harm:

An Abuser

By Kris Andrews B

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Avoid Isolation and Reach Out for Support and Safety Planning

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popular myth about domestic violence is that reported incidents spike during the Super Bowl. Although this cultural phenomenon helped raise awareness around the issue of intimate partner violence, it is not entirely accurate. Essentially, holidays and special events do not cause domestic violence – it is caused by an abuser. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.” It’s important to understand that domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence, domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Is domestic violence linked to holidays? Only insofar as increased alcohol consumption, which is more socially acceptable during holidays, is a risk factor for domestic violence. However, as psychologist David Adams points out: “Overall research about domestic violence during holidays shows that the holidays do not cause domestic violence, but also that domestic violence does not take a holiday either. “Contrary to popular misconception, domestic violence is not caused by alcohol, excessive revelry, stress, expectations, 20 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

financial woes or meddling in-laws. deal with the answers. It is the not knowing “Domestic violence is not caused by that makes you doubt your experiences and situations, but by abusers who are intent try to fix what is not yours to fix.” on imposing their will on their partner, For anyone who might witness or over regardless of what day of the week or time hear any incidents of domestic violence, call of year it is.” 911. This willing intent includes physical vioIf someone you know is in an abusive lence and intimidation, but can also include relationship, do your best to offer nonjudgverbal, psychological, financial and spiritual mental support. abuse. Isolation is often a key strategy of abuse. As for the timing of increased risk, the Maintaining your support could make a tredanger spikes whenever the victim tries mendous difference in letting the survivor to separate him or herself from the abuser know he or she is not alone. and leave the relationship. Resources: That is why it is important for survivors National Domestic Violence Hotline: to reach out for support and safety plan(800) 799-7233 (SAFE) ning to local victim’s advocates or agencies like Greenhouse17, formerly Bluegrass Domestic VioKris Andrews Bondalence Program. renko is an Empower“Certain types of abuse ment Coach with Pascan be hard to identify sionate Life Solutions specializing in helping when you are living it day-in others rebuild their lives and day-out,” said Darlene after loss or leaving Thomas, Executive Direcdamaging relationships. tor of Greenhouse17, who She holds a master’s offers the following advice degree in Mental Health Counseling (Asbury to victims. Theological Seminary, “Trust yourself, your gut 2014) and her profesand reach out,” she said. sional background includes domestic violence advocacy, bereave“Read about types of abument counseling, and facilitation of support groups and workshops. sive personalities and how She was a Communications Specialist with Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program (now known as Greenhouse17) for three years. these people are as partShe volunteered with the Family Justice Center in Tampa and is ners and how they parent also a survivor of domestic violence. children. Kris also worked at Lexington Family Magazine. Contact her at “You are strong enough to www.passionatelifesolutions.com.


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Family H E A L T H

Flu Vaccine: Why Doesn't It Work Better?

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ustralia, being in the Southern Hemisphere, has already had winter. The influenza season Down Under was particularly brutal with a record-high number of flu cases. The main culprit was the influenza A (H3N2) strain. The Aussies’ flu vaccine, which has the same components as ours, was only 10% effective against this strain. There are reasons why the yearly influenza vaccine is not as effective as most other vaccines. Because the types of flu viruses circulating during any given flu season can change, the influenza vaccine is made specifically for each flu season. In addition, both main types of influenza viruses (A and B) have multiple strains that differ enough that immunity to one strain usually does not give you immunity to another. Influenza strains also have a habit of mutating. They can combine with other influenza viruses in certain animals.

The World Health Organization, with mammalian cell cultures. input from the CDC, usually decides by Even in a flu season where the WHO the February before the next flu season and CDC guess the correct strains to use, what components to put in the influenza the efficacy of the influenza vaccine is only vaccine. 40-60%. Two of the likely influenza A strains Ideally, the best solution would be to and one or two of the likely influenza B devise a universal influenza vaccine that strains that are likely to be circulating are would give good and lasting immunity grown, usually in chicken eggs, and then against all strains of both types of influenza. manufactured into vaccine. This process This is proving extremely difficult given takes at least six months. the influenza virus’ ability to mutate and In other words, the vaccine is based on recombine. an educated guess. Despite the obstacles, the CDC The influenza A strains that are grown estimates that between the 2005-2006 and in chicken eggs to make the flu vaccine 2013-2014 seasons 40,000 deaths were will often mutate to the point where they prevented by the vaccine. will not trigger as much immunity against Therefore, the CDC still recommends the original, formerly identical, circulating that those six months of age and above get strains. vaccinated yearly against influenza. Y This is thought to decrease the yearly influenza vaccine’s efficacy by about 10%. Dr. Charles Ison is a University of A way around this could Kentucky graduate who has practiced in his possibly be to grow the strains hometown of Lexington since 1993. He is a used in the influenza vaccine in partner in Pediatric and Adolescent Associates.

Saturday, February 10 11:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Luncheon for all attending the event provided by the Jessamine County Judge Executive’s Office

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Community resource tables and performances by the Macedonia Baptist Church & Gospel Word Missionary Church

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Imani Dance & Drum Company performance

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

“The Spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen” presentation by Ron Spriggs

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Closing remarks

600 South Main Street Nicholasville, KY 40356 www.jesspublib.org

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Family H E A L T H

Vision Therapy Gets Siblings on Track

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s a homeschooling parent, Christy Hart of Frankfort is always searching for resources for her two children. But recently when Ashby, 13, and Sawyer, 8, struggled with reading and math, Christy amped up her research. She asked other homeschooling moms with similar issues. The answer? Vision Therapy with Dr. Rick Graebe, a behavioral optometrist in Versailles. “One woman told me her child couldn’t read until using Vision Therapy,” Christy said. Both of Christy’s children had undergone regular eye tests. Ashby had 20-20 vision. How could her reading woes be vision related, Christy wondered. The answer arrived when her children were examined at Dr. Graebe’s office. “It was more extensive than any eye exam we ever had,” she said. “By the time it ended, I could see the difference in Sawyer.

“His eyes weeks. Sawyer followed two weeks later. fatigued and And the results exceeded expectations. one started to Sawyer was still sounding out words in stray.” second grade and he struggled to retain That information. Now in third grade, he is convinced reading at a fifth grade level, taking on Christy to chapter books on his own. commit both “It’s like things have clicked,” Christy children to a said. “He will go through two years of Photo by Amanda McDannell 30-week V.T. math this school year.” Sawyer and Ashby Hart program that Ashby has a similar story, becoming included daily a voracious reader. Mom bought her a exercise work at home. The Hart children backpack that resembles a purse so Ashby followed that protocol religiously. could carry her books with her. “We would always take Sundays off, but “It’s been a big turnaround,” Christy every day we did the exercises for about said. “This is what we had been praying 20 minutes,” Christy said, pointing out that for. This will help our children for the rest the activities were fun instead of academic. of their lives so we had to give them this Her children played with Legos, painted, opportunity.” Y drew and read books, sometimes with one eye patched. Dr. Rick Graebe The work paid off. Ashby Family Eyecare Associates & progressed so well, she Children’s Vision and Learning Center stopped the program after 23 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles myfamilyvision.com • (859) 879-3665

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Look for F symbol to find FREE family events

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THURSDAY 1

F Carnegie Center: Spanish for Early Learners. 10:30-11:30 a.m. weekly through Feb. 22. Ages 5 & under. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. F Jessamine County Public Library: Girls Who Code Club. 6-7:30. Pound Exercise Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Night: “Celebrate China!” A festive evening of traditional Chinese performance and visual art. 6-8 p.m. $2 suggested donation. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5552. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. 6-7:15 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. $14 a class or class packages available. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. The Family Center: Night Owls Time. A playgroup for working and student parents. 6:15 p.m. $3 per family. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www. wilmorefamilycenter.com. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone. Info: 323-2750. 26 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Cuddle Babies storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Central Branch: Teen Space: Perler Beads. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 13-18. Eastside Branch: Little Listeners. 11 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. SongFarmers. A fun community acoustic jam. 6:30-9 p.m. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Maker Thursday. Build, create and invent with a variety of materials. 4-5 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.

“Just the Facts, Mom!” Childbirth Education Class. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Recommended for 32-34 weeks gestation. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/baby.

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Kentucky Horse Park: Kentucky After Christmas Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2-3. Info: (615) 895-9792.

Baptist Health: Pediatric CPR. 9 a.m.-noon. $30 per person, $50 per couple, or $15 for each additional registrant. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd.

F Jessamine County Public Library: Jump & Jive. 10:30-11 a.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

Sky Zone: Toddler Time. Special jumping time for little ones. 10-11 a.m. Ages 5 & under. $12. 3644 Boston Rd. Info: 629-4455.

F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Central Branch: Play & Create: Tiny Treat Boxes. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Eastside Branch: Cuddle Babies storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Tates Creek Branch: Movers & Shakers storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. Info: 231-5500.

F Barnes & Noble: “I Am Harriet Tubman” Storytime. 11 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518.

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FRIDAY 2

SATURDAY 3

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East:

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. 9-10:15 a.m. For all stages of pregnancy. No experience required. BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga. 10:30-11:20 a.m. For moms and newborns until crawling. Drop-ins welcome, class packages available. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kid’s Corner. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. F Jessamine County Public Library: Intro to JCPL Creative Space. 12-12:45 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lexington Opera House: Chinese New Year Celebration. Performances features festival songs, dances, Chinese music, comedy skits and more. 7

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Fayette County Public Schools

Excellence Around the Corner!

All Fayette County public schools are now enrolling new students for the 2018-19 school year. Looking for a place where your child’s talents can shine? Look no further than one of Fayette County Public Schools’ 67 schools and

special programs. With 36 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 6 high schools, 3 technical centers, and 10 other academic and alternative programs, FCPS provides world class offerings for children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Come see for yourself why the families of 90

percent of the school-aged children in our community choose the Fayette County Public Schools: • Art and music instruction in every elementary, middle and high school. • Orchestra beginning in fourth grade and band starting in fifth grade at every elementary school. • World language instruction in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish in kindergarten through 12th grade. • The Academies of Lexington – blending rigor and real world learning.

• Dozens of magnet, specialty and gifted and talented programs with accelerated offerings in the creative and performing arts, engineering, biomedicine, JROTC, liberal arts, math, science and technology. • Spanish Immersion programs that begin in three elementary schools and continue through middle and high school.

• World class facilities including 22 recently completed school renovations, five new schools and a new preschool center. • One of the nation’s only pre-kindergarten through 12th grade International Baccalaureate campus. • Six National Blue Ribbon Schools. • Four National Green Ribbon Schools.

Unmatched Results! The FCPS Class of 2017: • Earned $90.8 million in scholarships. • Took 2,829 Advanced Placement classes. • Received 11 perfect ACT scores.

• Included 10 Presidential Scholar candidates, 28 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 39 Governor’s School for the Arts participants, 57 Governor’s Scholars, and 53 Seal of Biliteracy recipients.

• Were accepted to 415 colleges and universities, including all 10 of the nation’s best colleges as rated by U.S. News and World Report, seven of eight Ivy League schools and three of the nation’s four military academies.

• Are attending college in 43 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and six countries across four continents.

Enroll Now! How do I enroll my child? To enroll a new, first-time student in grades K-12, families may begin the registration process online at www.fcps.net/register or go straight to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and fill out a registration packet. How can I find our neighborhood school? To determine your child’s school, which is based on home address, visit www.fcps.net/street. Who is eligible for kindergarten? Children who will turn 5 on or before Aug. 1 may enroll in kindergarten. What if my child isn’t old enough for kindergarten? Families may apply for preschool if their child turns 4 on or before Aug. 1 and is income-eligible. Three- and 4-year-olds who have a special need may also apply for preschool in the Fayette County program. Visit www.fcps.net/preschool for details. When can I register my child? Registration is open at all schools between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily during these registration windows: • February 6th through February 23rd • April 10th through April 27th • June 7th and 8th • July 24th through the first day of school on August 15th • Evening registration is open from 5 to 7 p.m. on February 13th and April 17th.

What documents do I need? • Child’s birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity. • Two proofs of residence, such as a property deed or current lease agreement in your name and a secondary document such as a current utility bill or a current tax bill or receipt. • Court documents pertaining to your child, if applicable. The following documents are not required, but please bring them if available: • Proof of child’s recent preventative health care exam. (You can register without this document, but it must be on file before the first day of school.) • Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate. (You can register without this document, but it must be on file before the first day of school.) • Proof of an eye exam. (You can register without this document, but it must be on file before January 1, 2019.) • Proof of a dental exam exam. (You can register without this document, but it must be on file before January 1, 2019.) How can I get a legal copy of my child’s birth certificate? • You can get a birth-certificate application from the assigned school or from the Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike; Call (859) 252-2371.

What if I don’t have my child’s birth certificate? A legal copy of your child’s birth certificate or another official document proving his or her child’s identity and date of birth is required for school registration. Among the acceptable alternatives: • Adoption records; • Valid passport or other federal government identification like a Social Security card; • Military identification or immigration card; • Valid Kentucky driver’s license or permit; • Prior school records (other than FCPS) identifying student by name and date of birth; or • A statement saying: “At this time, I am unable to provide the school with one of the acceptable forms of proof listed above. I understand that this constitutes written notice that Kentucky state law requires that I provide the certified birth certificate or one of the above-listed items to the school within 30 days of student enrollment. If I fail to do so, I understand that I will be reported to local law enforcement or the Kentucky State Police for investigation.” For more information

• Online: www.fcps.net/enrollment • By phone: (859) 381-4130

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p.m. $15-$30. 401 W. Short St. Info: www.kycaa.org. Lexington Convention Center: Kentucky Reptile Expo. See fascinating reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects and more. Time TBD, check website for info. $5 admission, children under 10 free. Info: www. kentuckyreptileexpo.com. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Intro to Bootcamp exercise class. 8 a.m. Free for Y members. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. For families. Artist’s Studio. Dress for a mess. 2-3:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Central Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m.-noon. For families. Play & Create: Tiny Treat Boxes. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Eastside Branch: Teen Volunteer-a-Thon. Receive two hours of community service. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 14-17. Registration required. Northside Branch: 3D Printing Basics. 10 a.m.-noon. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Family Storytime. 11 a.m.noon. For families. Info: 231-5500.

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SUNDAY 4

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. 2-3:15 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. $14 a class or class packages available. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. The Family Center: Single Parent Power. Meal provided, please register. 5 p.m. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www.wilmorefamilycenter.com.

F Lexington Public Library: Northside Branch: Family Storytime. 1:30-2:30 p.m. For families. Village Branch: Lexington Area YoYo Club. 1-3 p.m. Ages 10 & up. All skill levels welcome. Info: 231-5500.

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MONDAY 5

Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers.” Toddlers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m. weekly through Feb. 26. Ages 1 year-28 months. Preschoolers session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. weekly through Feb. 26. Ages 28 months-4 years. PRETENDergartners: 12:30-1:15 p.m. weekly through Feb. 26. Ages 4-6. Registration required. Prenatal Yoga. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. $14 a class or class packages available. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mother Goose Storytime. 1011:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exercise with Ease. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Intro to Mac. 5-6:30 p.m. Teen Trivia. 6-6:30 p.m. iMovie Basics. 7-8:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Family Center: Preschool Time. A playgroup with skill-based activities. 9:30 a.m. $3 per family. Crunch Time. A playgroup for natural parenting. Noon. $3 per family. Breastfeeding 201: Extended 28 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Breastfeeding and Natural Weaning. $25. Register at lactationcarewithelizabeth@gmail.com. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www.wilmorefamilycenter.com.

6357. Pediatric CPR. 6:15-9 p.m. $30 per person, $50 per couple, or $15 for each additional registrant. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd.

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Breastfeeding Class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 9672229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/baby.

F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers & Shakers storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. Teen Advisory Board Meeting. 6-6:30 p.m. Ages 13-18. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Northside Branch: Read and Play storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: Baby Jam. 10:3011 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Classic Horror Film Club. 6:30-8:45 p.m. Village Branch: Family Storytime. 6-6:45 p.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.

F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Baby Jam. 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Cuddle Babies storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Eastside Branch: Movers & Shakers storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. Maker Monday: Tall Tower. Build and create with a variety of materials. 4-4:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Northside Branch: Teen Space: Minute to Win It Games. 5-7 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Info: 231-5500.

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WEDNESDAY 7

F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 10 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518.

Fayette County Public Schools: Registration Window Opens. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 23. For incoming kindergartners and other new students. Info: www.fcps.net/registration.

F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Preschool Storytime. 10-11 a.m. and 11:30-12:15 p.m. Exercise with Ease. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Munch & Movie Trivia. 11:30 a.m.noon. Silver Screen: West Side Story. Noon-2 p.m. Jr. STEM Club. 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Mommy & Me Yoga. 9 a.m. weekly through March 27. $30 members, $45 nonmembers. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org.

The Family Center: Play Time playgroup. Monthly theme: “A Visit to the Dentist.” 10 a.m. $3 per family. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www. wilmorefamilycenter.com.

Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers.” Preschoolers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. weekly through Feb. 27. Ages 28 months-4 years. Toddlers session: 10:30-11:15 a.m. weekly through Feb. 27. Ages 1 year-28 months. Babies session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. weekly through Feb. 27. Ages 4 month- active walkers. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com.

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Opiate Recovery and Your Baby. A class with a strong emphasis of support and Subutex education. 10-11 a.m. Free. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/baby.

F Jessamine County Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.12:15 p.m. Teen Advisory Board. 6:30-8 p.m. Family Storytime. 7-7:45 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Gestational Diabetes Class. 1-2 p.m. For pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2446. Diabetes Support Group. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 650 Tower Plaza, Ballard Cafeteria. Info: 288-2446.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911.

Alzheimer’s Association: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Bourbon County Cooperative Extension Office, 603 Millersburg Road. Paris. Info: (800) 272-3900.

Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers.” PRETENDergartners session: 3:30-4:15 p.m. weekly through Feb. 28. Ages 4-6. Toddlers session: 4:30-5:15 p.m. weekly through Feb. 28. Ages 1 year-28 months. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com.

Sky Zone: Toddler Time. Special jumping time for little ones. 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 5 & under. $10. 3644 Boston Rd. Info: 629-4455.

Baptist Health Lexington: Breastfeeding 101. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.

Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2446.

F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Listeners storytime. 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. Imagination Station: Valentines. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Central Branch: Movers & Shakers storytime. 10-11 a.m. Ages 18-36 months. Eastside Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: Little Listeners storytime.

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The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Baby Steps, a class to help parents feel more secure taking care of a newborn. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Infant CPR class. 6-9 p.m. Free. Registration required, space is limited. Recommended for third trimester. Saint Joseph Office Building, 160 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Second Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby.

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F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 1. Central Branch: Teen Space: Love Letters to Lexington. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Eastside Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 1. Imagination Station: Winter Olympics.

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1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Northside Branch: Art Start: Heart Art. 3:30-4 p.m. Dress for a mess. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 1. Village Branch: Extreme Explorers: Spies and Codes. 4-4:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Info: 231-5500.

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Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “All You Need is Love.” A special Beatles themed Valentines class. Toddlers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m. Ages 1 year-28 months. Preschoolers session: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 28 months-4 years. Babies session. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4 monthactive walkers. PRETENDergartners session. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Ages 4-6. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Jessamine County Public Library: Jump & Jive. See Feb. 2. Annual Valentine’s Swing Dance. 7-9 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Father-Daughter Dance “An Evening in Paris.” 6:30-8 p.m. Guardians, male relatives or family friends may escort guests ages 3-12. $5 per family. Open to the public. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 2. Eastside Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 2. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Black History Month Celebration. Luncheon: 11 a.m.noon. Community Resource tables and musical performances: Noon-1 p.m. Imani Dance & Drum Company performance: 1-1:45 p.m. “The Spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen”: 2-2:45 p.m. Closing remarks: 2:45-3 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9-11 a.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 3. F Barnes & Noble: “Click, Clack, Moo I Love You” Storytime. See Feb. 3. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Sibling Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Recommended for ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kid’s Corner. See Feb. 3. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Feb. 3. BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga. See Feb. 3. Lexington Ballet: presents “My Fair Lady.” 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.75. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-4567. 30 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

La Petite Delicat: Valentine’s Card Making Class. Make three cards to take home and one to donate to residents at the Ashland Terrace retirement community. 2-4 p.m. Grades 6 & up. $35 per child. 722 National Ave. Info: 312-3583.

Baptist Health Lexington: Breastfeeding 101. 4-6 p.m. Free. Registration required. Maternity Unit Tours. 4 & 5 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.

The Family Center: Bellies and Beyond: 10 Things Every New Parent Should Know. $5 per family. Family Music Night. Mini Music: 5 p.m. Ages 2 & under. $10 per child. Singing Stars: 5:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. $10 per child. Music Wellness for Caregivers. 6:30 p.m. Free with attendance of another class or $10 per child. Guitar and Ukelele. 7:15 p.m. Teens and adults learn chords and practice. $10 with family discounts. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www. wilmorefamilycenter.com.

F Lexington Public Library: Northside Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 4. Info: 231-5500.

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Intro to Zumba exercise class. 8 a.m. Free for Y members. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. Central Kentucky Second Saturday Divorce Workshop: Addressing legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Keller Williams Greater Lexington, 2700 Rosebud Rd. Info: 552-8902. Kentucky Horse Park: Snowbird Dressage. 8 a.m.5 p.m. Info: www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Bulls, Bands and Barrels. 7-12 p.m. An evening of bull riding, barrel racing and country music. Info: www.bullsbandsandbarrels.com. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Central Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 3. Babywearing Dance Party. 2-3 p.m. For parents or caregivers with a baby worn in a carrier. Ages 18 months & under. Eastside Branch: Play & Create: All About Hearts! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Grades K-5. Tates Creek Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500.

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Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 4. Candy Mountain Music “All You Need is Love.” Toddlers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ages 1-3. Preschoolers session: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Babies session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-12 months. PRETENDergartners session. 12:30-1:15 p.m. Ages 4-6. Registration required. Childbirth Express education class. 4-8 p.m. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 4.

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Weekend Childbirth Education Class. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Recommended for 32-34 weeks gestation. Registration required. Info: www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby. The Women’s Hospital Tour. 1-2 p.m. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www. kentuckyonehealth.org/womenshospital-maternitytour-registration.

The Family Center: Single Parent Power. See Feb. 4.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 5. Exercise with Ease. See Feb. 5. Make & Take Craft: Scented Soy Candles. 1:30-3 p.m. Video Recording Basics. 5-6:30 p.m. Teen Trivia. 6-6:30 p.m. Green/Blue Screen Basics. 7-8:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Family Center: Preschool Time. See Feb. 5. Crunch Time. See Feb. 5. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 5. La Leche League of Madison County: Group meetup. 12:30-2 p.m. Madison County Health Dept., 214 Boggs Lane. Richmond. Info: (812) 240-8797. Alzheimer’s Association: Memory Café. A safe environment where people with memory loss and their caregivers can enjoy time and remain socially engaged. 2-4 p.m. Info: 266-5238 ext. 8179. Baptist Health Lexington: Maternity Unit Tours. 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 5. Cuddle Babies storytime. See Feb. 5. Baby Sensory Time: Tape Town. 10-11 a.m. Ages 18 months & under. Eastside Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 5. Info: 231-5500.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6.

F Jessamine County Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 6. Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Teen Anime Club. 6-7:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Waveland Museum: Valentine’s Tea. 2 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611. FCPS: Evening School Registration. 5-7 p.m. For incoming kindergartners and other new students. Info: www.fcps.net/registration. Baptist Health: Great Expectations. 3-week childbirth education class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Baby Moon: MaterniTEA, a free informational session to navigate the nine months of pregnancy


and beyond. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Open to women and partners from pre-conception through pregnancy. Meet the Doulas. Meet multiple doulas in the span of an hour. 8-9 p.m. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www. babymoonlex.com. F Family Eyecare Associates: Free Workshop: Learn more about Vision Therapy, a kind of physical therapy for the eyes, brain and body. It’s a noninvasive treatment for a variety of conditions such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. 7-8:30 p.m. 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles. Info: (859) 879-3665 or (855) 686-2020. The Family Center: Family Massage. Learn about baby, child and couples massage. Register to events@familycenterky.org. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www.wilmorefamilycenter.com. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Preschool Dance Party: Love to Dance! 2-2:45 p.m. Ages 3-5. Northside Branch: Read and Play. See Feb. 6. Play & Create: Make Valentines. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades K-5. Photoshop Basics. 6-8 p.m. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Info: 231-5500.

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Valentine’s Day

F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 7. Exercise with Ease. See Feb. 7. LEGO Club- Bricks 4 Kidz. 6:30-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb. 7. The Family Center: Play Time playgroup. See Feb. 7. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 7. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Gestational Diabetes Class. See Feb. 7. Waveland Museum: Valentine’s Tea. 6:30 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 272-3611. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Gymnastics class. Ages 4 & up. $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Meets weekly through March 21. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Central Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 7. Imagination Station: Tape Town. 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Eastside Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Play & Create: Valentines. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Village Branch: Recess. See Feb. 7. Play & Create: Valentine’s Crafts. 4-4:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Teen Space: Valentine’s Day Treats. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Info: 231-5500.

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Lexington Catholic High School: Admissions Coffee Hour. For parents of students grades 5-8 to learn about the high school curriculum and extracurriculars. 8-9 a.m. Free. Open to the public. High Marks Center, 2250 Clays Mill Road. Info: 2777183 or www.lexingtoncatholic.com. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 1. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 1. F Jessamine County Public Library: Lunch & Learn. Noon-1 p.m. Pound Exercise Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open Bluegrass Jam Session. 7:30-8:45 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: 3-Week Childbirth Education Class. 6-9 p.m. $30. Recommended for 32-34 weeks gestation. Registration required. Info: www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby. The Family Center: Zumba with Libby. See Feb. 8. Night Owls Time. See Feb. 1. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 7-8:30 p.m. Free class for expecting parents. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 1. Central Branch: Teen Space: Black Panther Mask. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Eastside Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 1. Extreme Explorers: Scuba Divers. 4-4:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Northside Branch: Illustrator Basics. 6-8 p.m. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 1. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Jump & Jive. See Feb. 2.

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Lifeguard Certification. Feb 16-18 & 23-25. Ages 15 & up. $200 members, $225 nonmembers. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. Kentucky Horse Park: KHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Feb 16 & 17. Info: www.khsaa.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 2. Eastside Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 2. Info: 231-5500.

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Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Feb. 3. BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga. See Feb. 3.

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Tri 20/20/20. A mini triathlon. 8 a.m. Ages 14 & up. $10 members,

$20 nonmembers. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 3. F Barnes & Noble: “Mother Bruce” Storytime. See Feb. 3. The Family Center: STEM Saturday: Exploring the Human Heart. 10 a.m.-noon. For children ages 5-15 and their families. $5 per family. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www.wilmorefamilycenter.com. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kid’s Corner. See Feb. 3. F Willis Music: Hamiltunes LEX Sing-A-Long. A family-friendly, sing-along program to celebrate the musical “Hamilton.” 5-7 p.m. Free. 130 W. Tiverton Way. Suite 135. Info: www.facebook.com/ hamiltuneslex. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Gymnastics class. Ages 4 & up. $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Meets weekly through March 24. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www.parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Central Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 3. Coding Games with Scratch. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For older kids and teens. Registration required. Paint with Stickers. 2-3 p.m. For families. Eastside Branch: Play & Create: LEGOS. 10 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. Northside Branch: 3D Modeling with Sketchup. 10 a.m.-noon. Prerequisite: Sketchup. 10 a.m.-noon. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 4.

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 4. Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers: Doctors.” Toddlers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ages 1-3. Preschoolers session: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Babies session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-12 months. Registration required. Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Baptist Health Lexington: New Brother/New Sister Sibling Class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Ages 3-8. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. The Family Center: Single Parent Power. See Feb. 4. F Lexington Public Library: Northside Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 4. Village Branch: Lexington Area YoYo Club. 1-3 p.m. Ages 10 & up. All skill levels welcome. Info: 231-5500.

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preschool-high school. Cost varies by class. See full schedule at www.lasclex.org. Registration required. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5552. Sts. Peter & Paul School: Open House. 8:30-11 a.m. 423 W. Short St. Info: 254-9257. The Family Center: Preschool Time. See Feb. 5. Crunch Time. See Feb. 5. Milk Party: Infant feeding evaluation for bottle and breastfed babies. 5:30 p.m. $15. Register at lactationcarewithelizabeth@ gmail.com. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www. wilmorefamilycenter.com. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Soccer Starters. A non-competitive intro to soccer. 5:30-6:15 p.m. weekly through March 26. Ages 2-3. $30 members, $45 nonmembers. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 5. Baptist Health Lexington: Maternity Unit Tours. 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. F Jessamine County Public Library: Closed for Presidents Day. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 5. Cuddle Babies storytime. See Feb. 5. Tween Space: Breakout! Island Escape. 2-3 p.m. For middle schoolers. Extreme Explorers: Technology. 4-5 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Tween Space: Let’s Get High-Tech. 5:30-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Eastside Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 5. Northside Branch: Teen Space: Family Scrapbook. 5-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Tates Creek Branch: Play & Create: Presidents. 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 6. Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Intro to JCPL Creative Space. 6-6:45 p.m. Teen Craft. 6:30-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Alzheimer’s Association: Early Stage Social Engagement Group. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Prescreening and registration required. 2808 Palumbo Dr. Info: 266-5283 ext. 8177. 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. Waveland Museum: Tea Tuesdays. Tea served by period-dressed interpreters and a tour of the Mansion. 2 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 2723611. F Carnegie Center: Family Fun & Learning Night: 32 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Celebrate Health. 5-7 p.m. For families with children ages 3-12. Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: 4-Week Childbirth Education Class. 6-9 p.m. Free. Recommended for 28-30 weeks gestation. Registration required. Info: www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: New sessions of swim classes begin. Visit website for complete schedule. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Northside Branch: Read and Play. See Feb. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 7. Exercise with Ease. See Feb. 7. Making Homemade Pasta. 6-7:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb. 7. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 7. Lexington Montessori School: Open House. 6-8 p.m. 319 S. Broadway Park. Info: 254-7034. The Family Center: Play Time playgroup. See Feb. 7. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Gestational Diabetes Class. See Feb. 7. Diabetes Basics Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Immanuel Baptist Church Recreation and Outreach Center, 3100 Tates Creek Road. Info: 288-2332 or Tami.Ross@ky.gov. Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers: Doctors.” Preschoolers session: 6-6:45 p.m. Ages 28 months-4 years. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Frankfort Medical Pavilion: Breastfeeding Basics Class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 279 King’s Daughters Dr., Frankfort. Info: (502) 2261655 or (877) 376-2631. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: New sessions of swim classes begin. Visit website for complete schedule. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Central Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 7. Eastside Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Village Branch: Recess. See Feb. 7. Info: 231-5500.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 1. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 1.

The Family Center: Zumba with Libby. See Feb. 8. Night Owls Time. See Feb. 1. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Infant CPR class. 6-9 p.m. Free. Registration required, space is limited. Recommended for third trimester. Saint Joseph Office Building, 160 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Second Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. F Trinity Christian Academy: Winter Open House. 7 p.m. 3900 Rapid Run Drive. Info: 2710079. F Jessamine County Public Library: Girls Who Code Club. 5-6:30 p.m. Pound Exercise Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: New sessions of swim classes begin. Visit website for complete schedule. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 1. Central Branch: Teen Space: Edison Robots. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Eastside Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 1. Art Start: Heart Art. Dress for a mess. 1:30-2:15 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Jump & Jive. See Feb. 2. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Kentucky Horse Park: New Home & Remodeling Marketplace. Feb. 23-25. $5 admission, children under 12 free. Info: www.biacentralky.com. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 2. Eastside Branch: Cuddle Babies. See Feb. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 2. Info: 231-5500.

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2018 Engineers Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities about the exciting things engineers and computer scientists do. For elementary, middle and high school students and their families. UK Engineering Complex. Info: www.engr.uky.edu/eday. Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga class. See Feb. 3. BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga. See Feb. 3.

Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Saturday & Family Workshops. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $4 admission, workshops additional fee. Registration required. 362


N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5552. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 3.

Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” 7 p.m. $39-$75. 600 W. Walnut St. Danville. Info: (877) HIT-SHOW.

F Barnes & Noble: “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime” Storytime. See Feb. 3.

F Lexington Public Library: Northside Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 4. Info: 231-5500.

F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kid’s Corner: “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play’ Storytime.” 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Info: 273-2911.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Family Book Club Wrap Up Party. 2-3 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: “Just the Facts, Mom!” Childbirth Education Class in Spanish only. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Recommended for 32-34 weeks gestation. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/baby. The Family Center: Bellies and Beyond: Saving for Baby with Pass It On, Inc. $5 per family. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www.wilmorefamilycenter.com. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: New sessions of swim classes begin. Visit website for complete schedule. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: www. parisbourbonymca.org. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Central Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Feb. 3. Northside Branch: Artist Studio: DIY Glitter Jars. 3-4 p.m. Grades K-12. Tates Creek Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 3. Info: 231-5500.

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F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Feb. 4.

Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 4. Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers: Garbage/ Recycling.” Toddlers session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ages 1-3. Preschoolers session: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Babies session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-12 months. Registration required. Your Birth Your Way education class. 4:30-6:30 p.m. weekly through March 25. Registration required. Richmond Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” Based on the beloved characters from Mo Willem’s book series. 2 p.m. $19 adults, $16 children. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. F Jessamine County Public Library: Bright Star Children’s Theatre. 3-4 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Baptist Health Lexington: Breastfeeding 101. 4-6 p.m. Free. Registration required. Maternity Unit Tours. 4 & 5 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. The Family Center: Single Parent Power. See Feb. 4. Norton Center for the Arts: “Rodgers &

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Baby Moon: Prenatal Yoga. See Feb. 5.

F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 5. Exercise with Ease. See Feb. 5. JCPL Book Club. 5:30-6 p.m. Teen Trivia. 6-6:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. La Leche League of Greater Lexington: Monthly meeting. 9 a.m. Centered Holistic Health & Wellness Center, 309 N. Ashland Ave. Info: 559-8488. The Family Center: Preschool Time. See Feb. 5. Crunch Time. See Feb. 5. Carnegie Center: ACT Science, English & Reading Review. 5:30-7 p.m. Grades 10-12. $65, includes book. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East: Baby Steps, a class to help parents feel more secure taking care of a newborn. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Recommended for third trimester. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr., First Floor. Info: 967-2229 or register at www.kentuckyonehealth. org/baby. La Leche League of Madison County: Group meet-up. 6:30-8 p.m. Broadway Center, 204 N. Broadway St. Berea. Info: (812) 240-8797. F Lexington Public Library: Central Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 5. Cuddle Babies storytime. See Feb. 5. Eastside Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 5. Northside Branch: Teen Space: Cupcake Wars. 5-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Info: 2315500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Feb. 6. Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Teen Jeopardy. 6-7 p.m. JCPL Jeopardy. 7-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Sky Zone: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 6. Waveland Museum: Tea Tuesdays. Tea served by period-dressed interpreters and a tour of the Mansion. 2 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. 225 Waveland Museum Lane. Info: 2723611. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples. 7-9:30 p.m. For pregnant women in their third trimester and their partners. Registration required. 2891 Richmond

Rd. Info: www.babymoonlex.com. The Family Center: Breastfeeding 102: Returning to Work with Lactation Care with Elizabeth Stapleton. $25. Email lactationcarewithelizabeth@ gmail.com. 334 E. Main St., Wilmore. Info: www. wilmorefamilycenter.com. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 6. Eastside Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Northside Branch: Read and Play. See Feb. 6. InDesign Basics. 10 a.m.noon. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby Jam. See Feb. 6. Village Branch: Family Storytime. See Feb. 6. Info: 231-5500.

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F Jessamine County Public Library: AARP Tax Aide. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Preschool Storytime. See Feb. 7. Exercise with Ease. See Feb. 7. Books & Bites. 2-3 p.m. 600 S. Main St. Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.

F Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Feb. 7. F Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Feb. 7. The Family Center: Play Time playgroup. See Feb. 7. F Highgrove at Tates Creek: Senior Health & Wellness Fair. Complimentary health screenings, educational workshops, door prizes and more. 1-4 p.m. Free. Open to the public. 4251 Saron Dr. Info: 245-0100. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Gestational Diabetes Class. See Feb. 7. Diabetes Nutrition Basics Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Immanuel Baptist Church Recreation and Outreach Center, 3100 Tates Creek Road. Info: 288-2332 or Tami.Ross@ky.gov. Health Chats about Diabetes en Espanol. 6-7 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1306 Versailles Road. Info: 263-2507. Baby Moon: Candy Mountain Music “Community Helpers: Garbage/Recycling.” Preschoolers session: 6-6:45 p.m. Ages 28 months-4 years. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www. babymoonlex.com. Paris-Bourbon County YMCA: Relatives As Parents support group meeting. 6 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided. 917 Main St., Paris. Info: (859) 987-1395. F Lexington Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Central Branch: Movers & Shakers. See Feb. 7. Babywearing Dance Party. 2-3 p.m. For parents or caregivers with a baby worn in a carrier. Ages 18 months & under. Eastside Branch: Preschool Play & Learn. See Feb. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Little Listeners. See Feb. 7. Village Branch: Recess. See Feb. 7. Play & Create: LEGO. 4-4:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Info: 231-5500. Y February 2018

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This Month’s Pick Is a Slam Dunk

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R.J. Smith SCHOOL: Sayre School GRADE: 12 SPORT: Basketball ACADEMICS: R.J. has a 3.2 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT and is taking two A.P. classes this school year. PARENTS: Vanessa & Robert

hen R.J. Smith slams home another dunk – a regular occurrence at Sayre games – the Spartan bench erupts with excitement. Same too for the Sayre fans who jump out of their seats in celebration. But don’t expect any reaction from R.J. The 6-foot-4 senior merely glides gracefully back on defense. Mr. Nonchalance. “Blocks are great but dunks are the most fun in basketball,” R.J. said matter-of-factly. That’s him: evenkeeled, said his father Robert. “We’ll be out of our seats and he’ll just play,” he said. “The other team can’t read him. They never know what he’s thinking.” R.J. is a mystery to opponents because he is a position-less player, meaning he can play any position. That’s because he is the classic late bloomer. When he entered Sayre in ninth grade, he stood only 5-foot-8 and played guard on the freshman team. As a sophomore, he split time between the JV and varsity. When he showed up for his junior year, he had sprouted to 6-foot-2 and became a front court player. He averaged 13 points and six rebounds a game while playing center and both forward positions. He earned his second straight mostimproved award from Sayre and was

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All-City honorable mention for a recordsetting Spartan team that went 23-10. Along with recording the most wins in school history, Sayre defeated City teams Bryan Station, Tates Creek and Henry Clay. R.J. had 17 points and 13 rebounds in the victory over Henry Clay, which came in the District tournament. Sayre then beat Madison Southern in the first round of the Regionals. R.J.’s mom, Vanessa, helped him with his “hops.” She researched plyometrics and worked with him in the gym. Presto. He was dunking. This season, he has grown again and stands 6-foot-4. He is averaging 19.5 points and seven rebounds a game and has matched his career high with a 29-point game. He also records two blocks a game and is shooting nearly 33% on threepointers. College coaches are still trying to keep track of his development. He has received interest from Div I and Div. III schools. Wherever he lands, academics will be no problem for R.J. He came to Sayre from the Quest program at Winburn Middle School. He carries a 3.2 GPA, has scored 24 on the ACT and is taking A.P. calculus and physics this year. Said Robert: “He understands sacrifice and knows how to manage his time to get his work done.” Y

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Call or e-mail us with your Scholar Athlete nominations.

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February 2018 presents:

educator of the month

David Mato “He has the respect and admiration of the entire staff. His dedication to the students and the mission of Maxwell is really unparalleled.”

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hen David Mato arrived in Lexington from Spain as part of a teacher exchange program, he figured six months in America would be enough. Some 12 years later, he can’t imagine living anywhere else. For a dozen years, Mato has found a home at Maxwell Elementary, a Spanish Immersion school. After 10 years as a third-grade teacher, he has spent the past two teaching instructional media. “The people here have been so friendly and the Maxwell parents are so welcoming,” Mato said. “Maxwell is like my family. I feel like this is home. When I get the chance to go back to Spain to visit, I always miss Lexington.” Spain is far from the only place Mato visits. He has toured nearly every country in Europe plus India, Costa Rica, Mexico and Canada, and this spring he is headed to Hong Kong. He also travels throughout the U.S., hitting more than 30 states from New York to Alaska, and has a particular fondness for national parks. But even such an urbane world traveler stumbles at first in a new land. Such was the case for Mato in Kentucky. He had studied British English in Spain, which left him unprepared for Kentucky’s version of the language.

“When I went to a bank to open an account, the woman said, ‘May I help you?’ and I couldn’t understand one word she was saying,” Mato said. “It was a shock. Kentucky has a strong accent, don’t you think?” Kentuckians have heard that before. From those beginnings, Mato has become a much-admired fixture at Maxwell Elementary, according to Principal Robert Crawford. “Whether it’s teaching his students how to use Minecraft on the computer to building a virtual Spanish world, planning school celebrations, providing support to classroom teachers or assisting the PTA in planting a butterfly garden, David is a treasure and asset to Maxwell Elementary School,” Crawford said. “He has the respect and admiration of the entire staff. His dedication to the students and the mission of Maxwell is really unparalleled.” Mary Buzard, who has been Mato’s partner teacher for 10 years at Maxwell, marvels at his use of technology to connect with students. “He would make videos of himself teaching a lesson. Kids might turn you off in the classroom but if they see you in a video, they’ll watch,” she said. “David is funny and patient and open to try new things in the classroom.”

NOMINATIONS: Asbury University’s School of Education, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for young adults and working professionals in Kentucky and around the world, is pleased to honor world-class educators throughout Kentucky. If you would like to nominate an educator, contact Asbury University’s School of Education at AUSOE@asbury.edu.

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