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contents ShortStuff LASC plans expansion; Sid the Science Kid comes to EKU; MLK Day events; LCT & The REP plays Poo-Pocalypse Down and dirty, epic toilet training story by Katie Saltz Birthday Party Directory 14 local places to host your child’s next party Mom-Approved Docs Family Magazine’s poll of moms and their favorite pediatricians
s you can see, we have re-designed our contents page to better reflect the multiple ways that Lexington Family provides the information you need for your family. Along with this issue of Lexington Family Magazine, which includes Birthday Party ideas, a list of area preschools and the debut of our Mom-Approved Docs segment, you can access additional information digitally. For more family-related articles, visit our blog (www.lexfam. blogspot.com), which this month features stories such as a piece on the wisdom of arming your child with a smart phone and another on ways to help your child learn to read. By following us on Facebook and Twitter, you can receive updates on local family friendly events and learn how to enter to win in our regular giveaways. If you’re looking for cool ideas to help with a birthday party, recipes or tips for a successful sleepover, view Lexington Family pin boards on Pinterest. Remember, you can access these options from all of your devices – your laptop, tablet or smart phone. Y
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Living Arts & Science Center to Launch Expansion
he Living Arts & Science Center recently received three donations that will allow the center to break ground on an expansion and renovation this spring. The project will more than double the existing space and dramatically expand the LASC’s capacity to serve students of all ages in the Bluegrass. The renovation and expansion project will include a planetarium, new classrooms, increased interactive exhibit spaces, a digital media studio, a teaching kitchen, a clay studio, and expanded urban green space with a rooftop garden. An innovative Glo Gallery will provide a 15x28-foot glass wall for projections and digital art presentations and is named in honor of long-time LASC board member and supporter, Gloria Singletary. For the past four decades, LASC has found a home in Lexington’s east end. Staying there was a top priority.
Planetarium Among New Features Therefore, the project will include a renovation of the historic Kinkead House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The renovated space will house a new Children’s Art Gallery and a retail gallery. The current art gallery, classrooms and office spaces will be renovated as well. “Because of the significant growth of our programs and the limitations of our space, we have had to restrict our offerings because we can’t provide for more than one group event at a time,” said Hannah Huggins, President of LASC’s Board of Directors.
“The new space will allow all of our programs to develop and grow within their own unique space. We anticipate nearly doubling our attendance within the first year after completion.” The expansion and renovation is scheduled to take 10 to 12 months and will be completed in the spring of 2015. Chief contributors to the $5 million Imagine This Campaign are Will Farish ($1 million), Joe Craft ($500,000) and Tom and Susie Bell ($128,000.) LASC has raised nearly $4.2 million. “We are so grateful to have such generous donors who value the educational richness and diversity that the Living Arts & Science Center provides,” said Heather Lyons, Executive Director, “and who want to make it as accessible as possible to all children and adults, schools, libraries, community organizations, artists, and educators, within the community and throughout the state.” Y
Sid the Science Kid Comes to EKU
he popular PBS KIDS television show, “Sid the Science Kid,” is coming to the live stage at EKU’s Center for the Arts in Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets are on sale now for “Sid the Science Kid – LIVE!” and can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, by phone at (859) 622-7469 and in person at the box office window. Tickets are $25 but Lexington Family Magazine readers can purchase tickets for $20 for adults and $15 for children by using the promo code FAMILYFUN. The star of the show (Sid of course!), is joined by his cohorts May, Gabriela and Gerald as they discover the excitement and curiosities of the world. The whole family will
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be cheering and dancing along, as Sid & friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. Even teacher Susie will be there to keep the music flowing, as the characters interact with the audience, figuring out the world together. “Sid The Science Kid – LIVE!” is created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Michael Lewis (veteran Broadway performer and producer of ImaginOcean), John Tartaglia (creator and writer of ImaginOcean and a Tony Award-nominated actor), and The Jim Henson Company. The Sid the Science Kid television series is an educational animated show
MLK Day Events Set for Jan. 20
L produced by The Jim Henson Company for PBS KIDS. It uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. The show has received five Emmy Award nominations. Y
exington will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Freedom March on On Monday, Jan. 20. The Freedom March will run from 10-11 a.m., beginning at the Lexington Center. It will proceed down Vine Street, north on Rose Street, west on Main Street and then heads back at the Lexington Center. Streets will be closed as needed. Info: www.lexingtonky. gov. Y
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Eat up the fun at Gattitown. Have the best birthday party in town OR enjoy the Marketplace Buffet and Midway Game Room with your family. Info: www.gattitownlexington.com or 277-2323. Lex. Family is giving away a $100 gift card.
â€˜Wizard of Ozâ€™ Win four tickets to a performance of â€œThe Wizard of Ozâ€? produced by The REP. Performances at the Singletary Center are Jan. 10, 8 p.m.; Jan. 11, 3 & 8 p.m.; and Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Info: 257-4929.
Sid the Science Kid and all his friends from the popular PBS KIDS show is coming LIVE to the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Lex. Family has a family 4-pack of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. To register, visit www.lexingtonfamily.com or call 2231765 by the contest deadline of Jan. 6 for â€œThe Wizard of Ozâ€? and Jan. 16 for Gattitown and â€œSid the Science Guy.â€? Identify which advertisement contains the icon of the smiling womanâ€™s face pictured here and tell us where you picked up the magazine.
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World War II Drama at LCT; ‘Wizard of Oz’ By The REP
By Lesley Iwinski
Teaching a Child to Share Takes Patience, Practice
ou are at the park with your 3-year-old, enjoying a nice afternoon with the other moms while the children play. Suddenly, you see your son’s friend, Jody, grab at your son’s toy. Sam refuses to share. You cringe and wonder if you should intercede. Most parents want to teach their children to share, take turns and look out for others as well as themselves. What if the traditional way of teaching young children to share is backwards? In the situation above, a parent who values sharing might let Jody have the toy and tell Sam he has to share. Mom believes that she is teaching Sam to share, but Sam is probably thinking, “I was playing with that! I wasn’t finished! That was mean. I was having such a good time and now I’m sad and mad.” What Sam has actually learned is that taking things from people before they are finished is okay. He is more likely to imitate taking the toy away than he is to learn to share. Let’s try something different. This time, the parent speaks to her friend’s son first. “You would like a turn with the red car, wouldn’t you?” When Jody nods, the parent says to Sam, “When you are finished with the car, Jody would like to have a turn.” Sam now has the choice to share the car or to finish his turn and share when he is ready (i.e., not under duress, which isn’t
really sharing). If he decides to share now, great! If he isn’t ready, say, “I see you are playing with the car right now. Jody would like to play with the car, too. When you are done playing, will you please give the car to Jody?” Sam has learned that his turn will be respected. Meanwhile, Jody is learning to wait his turn. Sure, Jody might protest, especially if he is used to grown-ups solving problems for him. At this young age, empathy and distraction help to bridge the gap. “It’s hard to wait when you really want something, isn’t it? I know you would like the car right now. Let’s check out the sandbox while we wait.” This takes practice and repetition. Although small children don’t understand the idea of sharing (they think their toys are an extension of themselves), children who are 2-3 years old are ready to learn to share. Sam and Jody will learn over time. Each success is another foundational block to build on. That’s news worth sharing. 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 present the riveting drama, “And Then They Came For Me,” on Jan. 25 & 26 at the LCT Main Stage at 418 W. Main St. in Victorian Square. “They are on the stairs. They scan every room as they approach. My heart is pounding so loud, I fear they may hear it. The front door slams and I know they’re gone; I’m safe, until the sun comes up and it all begins again.” In this piece set in Germany during World War II, teenagers Ed and Eva, Anne Frank’s step-sister, struggle to survive their hostile living conditions. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.; and 2 & 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children. Info: 254-4546.
orothy, ToTo and the Wicked Witch will arrive in Lexington when The REP performs “The Wizard of Oz” at the UK Singletary Center. This classic story follows Dorothy, a young woman from Kansas, on her journey through the magical world of Oz and the friends she meets along the way. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10; 3 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors and $12 for students. Info: 257-4929. Y
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my new heartbeat I knew potty training would present some challenges and hurdles along the way. But I never imagined the grossness my 2-year-old would put me through.
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scenarios I had been told to expect as a parent. Nights without sleep, catching vomit in your hands, tantrums in a busy grocery store. No one mentioned toddlers flinging poop like monkeys at
We gently cracked open CeCe’s bedroom door, expecting to see a sleeping angel who maybe did a No. 2 in her sleep. What we found was a PooPocalypse. It looked like a violent murder had taken place. But instead of blood splatters, it was poop. Everywhere. She had completely disrobed, taken the contents of her diaper and used it as finger paint. The walls. The door. Her stuffed animals. Covered. We stood stunned, unable to even process what was happening. CeCe just stared at us, naked and covered in poop, looking like some tribal native with her war paint on. Finally I sprung into action, and as I scrubbed the walls, my head spun with all the
the zoo. We mentioned this incident to CeCe’s pediatrician, who recommended discipline but assured us that this behavior is not uncommon. I wanted to cry with relief knowing that for every two parents who are severely judging me for this, one more is with me in spirit. Ultimately, it boils down to curiosity. We can’t assume that a toddler instinctively knows something is gross. CeCe also has expressed curiosity by rubbing glue sticks on her hands and licking the refrigerator door. Those are very weird things to do. But in her brain, these were learning opportunities. I’ll write the poo incident off as an educational experiencebut one that is NEVER to be repeated. Y
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Survival Tips for DIY Birthday Party By Laurie Evans Planning a DIY birthday party can become a nightmare when you’ve got young children. What’s the theme? How many guests? What should I feed them? The questions are endless. Here are our suggestions for keeping the party simple but still full of fun. Limit the Guests Inviting all 35 members of your child’s kindergarten class is not a wise move. You may end up with a houseful of kids you’ve never met and everybody will be overwhelmed. The rule of thumb is one guest for each year of your child’s age. A 5-year-old will enjoy 5 guests much more than 35, and you’ll have a much smaller headache at the end of the party.
Call the Guests Most people think RSVP is French for “No Need to Call the Host.” If you need a solid head count, start making calls.
Make a Budget And stick to it! Young kids are no more impressed by over-the-top, custom-made decorations, invitations and cakes than they are by homemade ones.
Goody Bags Don’t go there. Just don’t. My kid does not need more dollar store toys that are going to end up jamming up my vacuum cleaner sometime next week. Instead, let the kids make a craft at the party and take that home.
Go Old School Pin the Tail on the Donkey (or Zebra or Spiderman or Dora) is just as much fun today as it was when we were kids. Seriously, any game that involves a blindfold is going to be a mega-hit. Relay races, egg and spoon races, tag and sardines are classics for a reason. Kids
Keep It Short and Sweet Limit your party to no more than two hours. That’s plenty of time to make a craft, play some games, open the gifts and feed them cake. You are under no obligation to provide an entire day of fun.
Cake Comes Last Do not start the party out with sugar! Wait until the very end, feed them cake, then send them home to drive their own parents crazy.
Enlist a Photographer A spouse, older child or friend can chronicle the special day in photos while you are busy running the party. Y
All Things Party Directory Celebration Center of Lexington 1509 Trent Blvd. / 272-3414 www.celebrationcenteroflexington.com Celebrate and enjoy each milestone of life at parties, Lexington’s newest reception center. Birthday hs and mitzva s, ening christ rings, gathe receptions, family reunions.
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Collins Bowling Centers 205 Southland Drive / 277-5746 750 East New Circle Road / 252-3429 www.collinsbowling.com Children always love bowling parties to celebrate their birthdays. Rent as many lanes as needed. Priced per child. Includes bowling, shoe rental, favor bag (includes coupon for free game of bowling), paper products and balloons. Food, beverages, game room and juke box available. Text Collins to 55678 and get 5 free games.
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440 W. Short St. (Victorian Square) / 258-3253 www.explorium.com All parties include tableware, balloons, all-day admission to the museum, and setup and cleanup. Party packages start at $200 for up to 22 people. so The Explorium offers a large a la carte menu, party. you can create the perfect
All Things Party Directory Gattitown Lexington 2524 Nicholasville Road 277-2323 / www.gattitownlexington.com Eat up the fun! Gatittown has the BEST birthd ay parties in town with great food, fun games and awes ome prizes. Packages include pizza and pasta buffet, party rooms, decorations, goodie bags, t-shirt, cupcakes, game cards and unlimited rides!
Kremer Wholesale 520 Lagonda Ave. / 255-3432 www.kremerwholesale.com k Need something to fill those goody bags? Chec party of tion selec huge a for esale Whol out Kremer favors and toys. Party supplies for all budgets.
Wholesale Lex. Children’s Theatre 418 West Short St. in Victorian Square 254-4546 ext. 223 / www.lctonstage.org and Parties include a private room with tableware decorations ($150.) Add some pizzazz with your to a Main choice of a themed costume party or tickets s to a Stage show (+$150 or the cost of group ticket performance).
The Mad Potter 3385 Tates Creek Road 269-4591 www.themadpotter.biz Celebrate your child’s big day in a special party room with all the project supplies and instruction, invitations and balloons. You supply the refreshments and paper products. Parties last an hour and a half and cost $15 per painted project with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 guests.
Lexington Ice Center 560 Eureka Springs Dr. / 269-5686 www.Lexingtonicecenter.com Your choice of party: Ice skating, Mini-Golf or Gymnasium. Party packages for 12 include admis sion, party room, cake, drinks, party bags and invitat ions. Book your one-stop birthday today.
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Wild Thyme Cooking School 1060 Chinoe Road, # 108 523-COOK (2665) www.WildThymeCooking. com Kids cooking parties are one of the hottest new birthday party trends. Choose from a variety of themes or customize your cooking party theme around your favorite book, movie, etc. Plates, balloons, cooking activit ies, cupcake decorating with cupcake tower and candles, setup and cleanup included. $285 for 10 kids (16 maximum) plus birthday child.
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2014 Mom Approved
PEDIATRICIANS We’ve made it our goal to find the Best Doctors in the Bluegrass in the best way we know how – with help from our readers. Moms know better than anyone else which doctors go the extra mile for their patients. So we polled our readers, listened to what they had to say and compiled our list of Mom-Approved Pediatricians. All doctors were in good standing with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure as of press time. Next up – Mom Approved-Dentists. To have your voice heard, visit www.lexingtonfamily.com and nominate your favorite dentist or orthodontist today. That list will run in our March issue. Baptist Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brannon Crossing 100 Providence Way, #200 Nicholasville / (859) 260-5370 www.baptistphysicianslexington.com Dr. Sibel S. Gullo Bluegrass Pediatrics and Internal Medicine 104 Canewood Center Drive, #2 Georgetown / (502) 863-2818 www.bpimonline.org Dr. Joel A. Knight
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Caring Touch Pediatrics 230 Fountain Court, #260 Lexington / (859) 264-0660 www.actpeds.com Dr. Shawn M. Taylor Commonwealth Pediatrics 1780 Nicholasville Road, #301 Lexington / (859) 277-6636 http://cwpediatrics.com Dr. David Blake Dr. Robin Feese Dr. Sandra D. Green Dr. David A. Hawse
Dr. Elizabeth Hawse Dr. David W. Storey Family Practice Associates 1775 Alysheba Way, Suite 201 Lexington / (859) 278-5007 www.fpalex.com Dr. Susan M. Monohan Georgetown Pediatrics 1162 Lexington Road Georgetown / (502) 863-6426 www.georgetownpeds.com Dr. Kristy K. Menke Health Dept. South 2433 Regency Road Lexington / (859) 899-5260 www.lexingtonhealthdepartment. org Dr. Shereen Khan HealthPoint Family Care 101 Orchard Drive Nicholasville / (859) 881-4288 www.healthpointfc.org Dr. Linda A. Lear Lexington Clinic at Eagle Creek 120 N Eagle Creek Drive Lexington / (859) 258-5141 www.lexingtonclinic.com
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PEDIATRICIANS Dr. Kyle J. Childers Dr. Larry D. Hutchinson Lexington Clinic Palomar Family Health Centre 3580 Lyon Drive Lexington / (859) 258-8600 www.lexingtonclinic.com Dr. James A. Bottiggi Dr. Kandi S. Waddles Lexington Clinic Veterans Park 630 South Point Drive Lexington / (859) 272-1928 www.lexingtonclinic.com Dr. Craig W. Irwin Mack, Poole and Easterling Pediatrics 2351 Huguenard Drive, #200 Lexington / (859) 260-7700 www.mppeds.com Dr. Jessica Easterling Dr. James C. Mack II Dr. Megan T. Poole
Nicholasville Pediatrics 610 N Main Street Nicholasville / (859) 881-0533 www.nicholasvillepediatrics.com Dr. Gary A. Weinberger Pediatric & Adolescent Associates 3050 Harrodsburg Road Lexington / (859) 277-6102 171 N. Eagle Creek Drive, #100 (859) 277-6102 www.paalex.com Dr. Michelle L. Bennett Dr. Brian Gillispie Dr. Katrina M. Hood Dr. Daphne Todd Hosinski Dr. Charles G. Ison Dr. Barnett W. Lewis Dr. Sharon D. Menkus
UK Pediatrics at Maxwell Street 135 E. Maxwell Street, #200 Lexington / (859) 323-6211 ukhealthcare.uky.edu/KCH Dr. Christopher Boarman Dr. Philip Latham Westside Pediatrics 1701 Alexandria Drive Lexington / (859) 277-3490 www.westsidepediatricsky.com Dr. Rebecca G. Bosomworth Dr. Michael W. Simon 610 East Brannon Road, #201 Nicholasville / (859) 277-6516 Wilkes and Warner Pediatrics 3320 Tates Creek Road, #302 Lexington / (859) 269-4604 www.wilkeswarnerpediatrics.com Dr. Jeremy L. Warner Dr. James C. Wilkes
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Congratulations, Dr. Sibel Gullo! Baptist Physicians Lexington congratulates Dr. Sibel Gullo who was recently recognized as a “Mom-Approved Pediatrician” by readers of Lexington Family magazine. Dr. Gullo has been with Baptist Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brannon Crossing since 2008. She shares a practice with Drs. Jai Gilliam, Michael McKinney and Phillip Hoffman.
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M o m A p p r o v e d P e d i at r i c i a n s
Kentucky Children’s Hospital would like to recognize pediatricians Christopher Boarman, MD, and Philip Latham, MD, for their recent designation as “Mom-Approved Pediatricians.” Our pediatricians and everyone who works on the pediatric primary care team are experts in their field and are focused on meeting the unique and special needs of children. Our program provides the unique advantage of having the Kentucky Children’s Hospital pediatric subspecialties available should your child need additional testing or specialty care. Drs. Boarman and Latham recently combined practices with Kimberly Ringley, MD; Miriam Behar, MD; Holly Sparks, MD; and Tanya Crockett, APRN, CPNP at a new location:
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Philip Latham, MD
Pediatric & Adolescent Associates Brian Gillispie. Jessamine County native. Asbury College (‘94) and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine graduate (‘99). Served residency in pediatrics at Kentucky Children’s Hospital (‘99-2002). Worked in private practice in Frankfort for three years. Joined PAA in 2005. Board certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Katrina M. Hood. Northwestern University (B.A., ‘87) and University of Louisville Medical School graduate (‘94.) Joined U.S. Navy and completed pediatric residency at Naval Medical Center in San Diego (‘97). Served as Navy pediatrician until she joined PAA in 2001. Board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of AAP.
Daphne Todd Hosinski. Lexington native graduated from Xavier University with a nursing degree in 1999 and then graduated from UK College of Medicine in 2003. Served residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (2003-06). Joined PAA in 2006. Board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Charles G. Ison. UK (biology) and UK College of Medicine graduate. Served residency in pediatrics at the Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida (1990-93). Returned home to private practice in general pediatrics at PAA. Writes a monthly column for Lexington Family Magazine on pediatric issues. Board certified and is a Fellow of AAP.
Barnett W. Lewis. Davidson College (B.S.) and Duke University School of Medicine graduate. Served internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. Joined Pediatric and Adolescent Associates in 1976. Board certified and is a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sharon D. Menkus. Haverford College (B.A., experimental psychology, ‘85) and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduate. Served pediatric internship and residency at Ohio State University’s Columbus Children’s Hospital (‘89-92). Joined PAA in ‘92. Board certified and Fellow and Diplomat of AAP.
Christopher T. Nelson. Texas A&M University (‘86) and University of Texas Medical School at Houston graduate (1990.) Completed pediatrics residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Moved to Kentucky (‘96) and was faculty member at Kentucky Children's Hospital in Pediatric Infectious Disease for 16 years before joining PAA. Board certified by American Board of Pediatrics.
W. Robert Revelette. Hanover College (biology, 1979) and Miami University (Ohio) graduate (Master’s and Ph.D., zoology, 1983). UK College of Medicine graduate. Board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of AAP. Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of AAP and a volunteer at Baby Health Service since 1994.
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Michelle L. Bennett. Transylvania (B.A.) and UK College of Medicine graduate (with honors, pediatrics). Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Internship and residency at University of South Carolina (19992002). Joined PAA in 2002. Board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Dr. Susan Monohan is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and enjoys taking care of children, from birth through adulthood. She is originally from Winchester, KY and grew up wanting to be a physician. After graduating from Transylvania University in 1996, she went on to medical school at the University of Kentucky where she graduated in 2000 with distinction. Her residency at Indiana University prepared her to take care of both children and adults. Dr. Monohan is married to a physician and they have 3 children of their own. She feels that being a parent helps her to relate better to the issues parents face today. Dr. Monohan believes that being a pediatrician involves much more than just treating medical conditions and does her best to help parents raise well rounded, healthy children. In 2011, Family Practice Associates was pleased to welcome Dr. Monohan to our family. With 9 years of private practice experience, she is an excellent asset to our office. Family Practice Associates recently celebrated 30 years of service to the Lexington community. Our practice consists of 9 board certified physicians, 2 nurse practitioners and 1 licensed family & marriage therapist. We offer a wide variety of primary care services, including a full service laboratory. For your convenience, we also offer evening and Saturday appointments. Our practice utilizes an electronic health record, including an online patient portal to make it easier for you to communicate with your provider. In addition, Family Practice Associates is a certified Patient Centered Medical Home.
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Robin Feese, MD, FAAP, earned her medical degree from Marshall University. She completed her residency training at the University of Kentucky and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1992. Dr. Feese and her husband, Steve, have four children: Jason, Andrew, Heather and Landon. The family lives on a small farm that they share with their dogs, cats and horses.
David A. Hawse, MD, FAAP, earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Hawse is married to Dr. Elizabeth Hawse, who is also a CWPeds pediatrician. They have three children: Michael, Thomas and Kate. He enjoys cooking and golfing.
Elizabeth Hawse, MD, FAAP, earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. She completed her residency training at the University of Florida and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Hawse is married to Dr. David Hawse, who is also a CWPeds pediatrician. They have three children: Michael, Thomas and Kate. Dr. Hawse likes to needlepoint, cook and garden.
Sandra D. Green, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her pediatric residency at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Initially, she was employed as a case worker for the abused and neglected before earning a master’s degree in psychology. Dr. Green and her husband Steve enjoy spending time with their son Matthew, walking their golden retrievers and watching college football.
David Blake, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and his residency training at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Blake is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. He has particular interest in ADHD, dyslexia and learning difficulties. Dr. Blake enjoys reading, following the fortunes of his beloved Cincinnati Reds, and volunteering at his church.
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David W. Storey, MD, FAAP, earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children’s Hospital. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1989. Dr. Storey is married to Kimberly, a medical sonographer and researcher. He is a music lover, and has sung baritone for the Lexington Singers since 2002.
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In Praise of Parents Who Support Their Kids
f there’s one group that Dr. Rick Graebe admires more than the hard-working children he treats with Vision Therapy, it’s the parents who advocate for those kids. Dr. Graebe, a behavioral optometrist in Versailles, often sees patients desperate for help because they’ve been told by other professionals that there is no hope. “Just the other day, we saw a 6-year-old boy whose family had been told that there was nothing they can do about his amblyopia,” Dr. Graebe said. Amblyopia is commonly known as lazy eye. “He was told he could never play baseball,” Dr. Graebe said. That is exactly the kind of patient Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates & Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665
that Dr. Graebe helps with Vision Therapy, which is a kind of physical therapy for the eyes, brain and body. V.T. is a non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. That’s the technical description. For Dr. Graebe, his practice is all about helping people reach their potential. Because we live in a culture that requires strong visual skills for reading, and computer and close-up work, making the visual system more efficient will help the person become more productive and successful. “That can mean reading better, doing better in school, making the first team in sports, doing better at work so that you can make more money, just helping people reach their potential,” Dr. Graebe said. Vision Therapy works because
the sequenced, hands-on, fun activities that are part of treatment help integrate the visual system with the other senses. As Dr. Graebe says, Vision Therapy is simple but it’s not easy. “If people do the work, they will improve,” he said. That’s why he admires his patients who put in the time with V.T. – and the parents who strive to make a better life for their children. “I always tell parents how much I appreciate their trust in me. “I admire those parents who put their children’s well-being front and center,” he said. For these parents, they put their finances where their values are. Most insurance covers Vision Therapy but for those families who pay out of pocket, Dr. Graebe reminds them, “Vision Therapy costs about as much as a week-long family vacation at Disney World or as much as braces.” Y
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‘Why I Love Being A Pediatrician’ As a medical student at the University of Florida, I learned much from Dr. Frank DeBusk. He was the pediatrician who oversaw the rural outreach clinics with us students. He taught me that general pediatricians are the ones who first see all the strange and sometimes scary things that the specialists often end up treating. He also taught me that time takes care of a lot of the health issues that children face. When I went to medical school, I had no idea that I would want to do pediatrics (until I had to do it). I am glad the program made us try out most of the specialties. I absolutely love watching children grow up from newborns into adults. There is no greater honor than seeing the children of former patients. Here is what I believe about taking care of children as a pediatrician: “Love them, feed them, listen to them, discipline them. Get all their immunizations as recommended, give them antibiotics only when they need them, and bring them in for routine maintenance on a regular basis.” There is nothing easy about keeping kids healthy, but I try to make it as fun as I can. Y
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have been a pediatrician for more than 20 years now. My editor has asked me to write about how and why I practice pediatrics. Here goes. I was born and raised in Lexington where my pediatrician as a young boy was Joan Rider. Even though I was a little bit scared of her, I realized from an early age that she was there to help me. She put me in the hospital when I was 13 with pneumonia. I was so sick at that point that I realized it was entirely up to her whether I lived or died. The realization of that trust people put in us as pediatricians is still carried within me. As an adolescent, I started seeing Dr. Rider’s partner, Barry Ramsey. His laidback, matter-of-fact style (be firm when you have to, be accepting when you can) is still the way I approach teenagers. Being a Lexington boy, though, I swiped a lot of my practice style from Dr. Rider’s husband (and my ophthalmologist growing up), Claude Trapp. I absolutely loved seeing him. He made each visit seem like a treat. He was funny and open, and I completely lost track of the time with him when I was sitting in his exam chair.
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arents at Sayre School, a college preparatory school where 100% of the students go on to college, know that one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a student’s success can be drug and alcohol abuse. Parents also know that despite what kids hear from their friends or the media, parents are still primary role models and have a major influence on their teens. With that in mind, parents initiated in 2010 the Sayre School Choices Committee – a fact-based program for parent education that augments the school’s comprehensive anti-abuse programs already in place. The goal is to help teens make healthy choices. The program, led by parents Gay Barnett and Lynn Brewer, has grown from a few parents to up to six parents per grade (8th-12th). Plus, results of a 2012 student survey showed across-the-board improvement. Working closely with school officials,
the local DrugFreeLex and Youth Coalition for Alcohol Education programs, and the national nonprofit Freedom Gay Barnett & Lynn Brewer from Chemical Dependency, the committee has been directly involved in developing a series of programs to help kids and parents navigate the teen years. The group’s primary focus has been Parent Education Programs. Topics have included driver education, research on the negative effects of alcohol on the developing teenage brain, and the legal ramifications of hosting parties where alcohol is served to teens. Speakers have included Larry Roberts of the Fayette County Attorney’s Office, lawyer Tom Miller, psychologists James Clark and Elizabeth Croney,
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Commander Lawrence B. Weathers of the Lexington police, and Virginia Luftman of the UK Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Other projects are: t Choices Health Advisory Team (CHAT) This is a non-disciplinary team of five teachers, chosen by students, to serve as resources that students can contact with drug and alcohol concerns, particularly if they are worried about another student. t Coaches Education Choices Committee members partnered with school counselor Blythe Jamieson to encourage 35 Sayre team coaches to attend a Coaches Breakfast. The program, sponsored by DrugFreeLex, educated coaches about the detrimental effects of alcohol on athletic performance and training. Said Barnett: “Because of the very professional people we bring in for the educational sessions, our group is taken seriously by parents.” Y
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physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for admission. The patient or family or caregiver is then contacted to set up a time to meet with Hospice. At that time, staff members provide details about Hospice services. At the time of admission, the Hospice interdisciplinary team will complete a comprehensive assessment of the patient/ family needs. The team will then develop a plan of care specific to the individual needs of each patient/family. Info: 276-5344, (800) 8766005 or www.hospicebg.org. Y
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s 59 balloons, tied together to form a blue and gold Rosary, rose above downtown Lexington, more than 400 people gathered in prayer to help mark the 100th anniversary of Sts. Peter & Paul School. Among the attendees at the event in Triangle Park in October were Bishop Ronald Gainer, the Color Guard of the Knights of Columbus and the entire school student body. “It was amazing to see a community of people come together in prayer,” said SPPS President Jeanne Miller. The Rosary event dramatized a special yearlong celebration for SPPS – nicknamed the Saintennial. SPPS, a preschool-eighth grade regional Catholic school, recently completed a $12 million renovation and addition to the original school, built in 1913. The 100-year anniversary has been a time for generations of folks connected to gather and share memories. For instance, at the reunion weekend
Highlights include: t Blue-Ribbon school t Top 10% in nation in test scores t More than half of seventh-graders are Duke University TIP qualifiers t Alltech state-of-the-art science lab “And we’re not cutting the arts, we’re expanding them,” Miller said. The centerpiece of the arts program is the W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, a 250-seat showcase for student and community talent. Currently, SPPS has an enrollment of 308 students, plus another 120 in the preschool program for a student population of more than 400 that represents 11 counties. Catholic students get tuition discounts but students of all faiths are welcome. That’s the experience of Jason Rudzik, the father of two SPPS students. Jason is Catholic and his wife, Carrie, is Baptist, but, “The school is inclusive. Everyone is accepted,” he said. Rudzik, a 40-year-old stay-at-home
The centerpiece of the arts program is the W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, a 250-seat showcase for student and community talent. in October, Pat Donovan recounted her days as a student in the 1930s. “There have been so many people telling stories and sharing photos, it has been very touching,” Miller said. “Given the historic nature of the school, it’s exciting that we are thriving in downtown.” Bright spots for the school abound.
dad, is a 1987 graduate of St. Paul. He recalls the school with fondness, saying that he remains in contact with nearly 25% of his elementary classmates. “I really liked the small classes and the family atmosphere,” he said. “I was always really comfortable and had a great experience.” He sends his two boys, 8 and 6, to
Balloon Rosary rises above downtown Lexington during October celebration. the school for the same reasons that he enjoyed the school. “I still remember my teachers well,” he said. “They were very motivated. I also like the great arts program. That allows my boys to explore their creativity and get a more well-rounded education.” The entire SPPS community is committed to that task. Said Miller: “We plan to continue to be good stewards, to fulfill that vision and maintain the academic traditions of a strong, faith-based Catholic school education.” Y
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n 2006 I learned that I had a malignant tumor. I underwent two operations and radiation, while my family stepped up and helped care for my three daughters. Meeting cancer was a lifechanging experience that led me to sell my practice and become a stay-at-home mom… or so I thought. I found myself immersed in finding a way to marry my background in cognitive rehabilitation and my growing passion for education. I studied in California and earned my certification to diagnose dyslexia. My extensive background in neurology made this a fascinating area of study. Within two years, I saw some alarming warning signs in my daughter’s school performance that made me realize I needed to ask a colleague to evaluate her. The results indicated moderate to severe dyslexia. I reflected back on my battle with cancer and realized I should appreciate that personal experience as changing my professional path. Had I not decided to dive into an area of study that turned out to affect my daughter, she may have become a school casualty. That highly personal experience has ignited my passion to help other families provide their children every opportunity available by giving them the tools for
success. I realized that my education, paired with my life experiences, opened many doors for my family. I wanted to do the same for others. Three years before my cancer diagnosis, my husband and I had bought two commercial office units that we planned on sharing to house our separate businesses. At the time, we shared a receptionist and 1,200 square feet of office space. Ten years later, I am humbled that both businesses have outgrown that setup. My husband’s business has expanded into three office units and I just recently bought a 3,150 square foot office at 401 Lewis Hargett Circle, suite No. 120. I moved into the new location for The Curious Edge in November. It is exciting to have more room to change lives. That sounds dramatic, but each student that we are able to give the proper tools to excel academically is another person that will become a productive member of society. I am privileged to have grown my services to a level that has produced enough positive change that required a larger office. While I didn’t choose to walk the path of cancer, I am thankful that crazy road helped strengthen my desire to affect positive change in others and help them unlock potential. Y
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preschool Blue Grass Baptist School 3743 Red River Drive / Info: 272-1217 www.bluegrassbaptist.com Kindergarten program for 4- and 5-year-olds is set in a traditional Christian classroom. Students learn in a structured environment, while learning about God’s love for them. Extras include Spanish and computer. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Creative Montessori School 3220 Lexington Road ool.org Info: 881-8806 / www.creativemontessorisch on Brann of south Description: Located just one mile and hool presc ay half-d es Crossing, the school provid 2½ to 6. extended-day kindergarten for children aged fun and with ined Traditional Montessori philosophy comb creativity. With only 20 students, four experienced teachers provide individualized attention. Open house on Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Growing Together Preschool
599 Lima Drive / Info: 255-4056 www.GrowingTogetherPreschool.org Description: Developmental preschool speci alizing in inclusion for any child from six weeks throu gh kindergarten eligible. Provides affordable learni ng and developmentally focused child care services. The nature of services is education and therapeutic with an emphasis on inclusion. Nurturing environment, high standard of care and excel lent education for all ages.
Lexington Latin School 483 W. Reynolds Road (Meets in Ashland Baptist Church) / Info: 492-1381 www.LexingtonLatinSchool. com Description: A JuniorKindergarten class where your child will be educated and delighted. Lexington Latin School also offers Classical, Christian gh education classes from Junior-Kindergarten throu 28, Jan. ay, Tuesd is house Open . 12th grade 4:30-6:30 p.m. 32 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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.org 290 Alumni Drive / Info: 218-2322 / www.cdcbg tion educa ood Description: Provides quality early childh for children with and without special needs. Provides developmentallyappropriate curriculum and low student:teacher ratios with on-site therapy tient services for children with special needs. Outpa C NAEY and rated r 4-Sta therapy is available as well. accredited.
Fayette Cooperating Preschool 109 Rosemont Garden Avenue Info: 276-6350 3564A Clays Mill Road Info: 223-1713 www.coopschool.org Description: Provides a positive first-school experience and offers a unique progr am that nurtures the whole family. Curriculum and faciliti es are designed to meet the social, intellectual, emot ional and physical needs of students. Children learn throu gh ageappropriate, hands-on activities. Co-op Presc hool has been offering excellence in early education since 1951.
Harmony Day School 2885 Rio Dosa Drive / Info: 519-6759 www.harmonydayschool.com nts Description: Currently enrolling Montessori stude years 6 gh 18 months throu t 2-day & 4-day toddler options t 4-day preschool program Apply today for timely placement consideration.
The Lexington School 1050 Lane Allen Road Info: 278-0501 / www.thelexingtonschool.org Description: Offers traditional and Montessor i programs. Developmentally appropriate curric ulum taught by highly qualified teachers in a safe and nurturing environment. Financial aid available.
Community Montessori School
166 Crestwood Drive / Info: 277-4805 www.cmsmontessori.org Description: Since 1970, CMS has maintained the highest standards of academic excellence and dedication to the individual needs of the child, following the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Full and half-day option s for 3- and 4-year-olds. Full day for 5-year-olds. State Department of Education and Association Montessori International (AMI) approved.
Frankfort Christian Academy 1349A US Highway 421 South, Frankfort Info: (502) 695-0744 www.frankfortchristian.org loving Christ-centered preschool provides a creative, y, ionall emot lly, socia grow to nts environment for stude physically, academically and spiritually. Half or full day program for 3- & 4- year-olds.
Immanuel Baptist Early Childhood Education Center 3100 Tates Creek
Road Info: 685-3237 / www.ibcece.org Description: Provides preschool programs for 3-, 4and 5-year-olds with extended day programs available. Parents’ Day Out classes for children 18-36 months. All programs are designed to meet the social, emot ional, physical, academic and spiritual needs of your child with developmentally appropriate activities in classes with excellent student:teacher ratios.
Porter Memorial Preschool & Kindergarten
4300 Nicholasville Road / Info: 272-3441 www.portermemorialpreschool.com 5 has Description: Open Enrollment for 2014-201 ea receiv will you 28, Feb. e befor begun. If you enroll and visit Come . tuition st Augu your on unt disco 30% r’s during Open House on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Porte Mission: “Laying a solid foundation for years to come!”
preschool Providence Montessori 209 Texaco Road Info: 255-7330 www.providencemontessoriky.org and Description: Providence offers both full-day en ages childr for oon) aftern half-day classes (morning or years 18 months - 6 old. Founded in 1965, Providence is the oldest and only American Montessori Societyaccredited school in Kentucky.
Sayre School 194 North Limestone Street Info: 254-1361 www.sayreschool.org Description: Downtown Lexington’s only independent coeducational college preparatory school, serving students age two through grade twelve. Offering Montessori for ages 3-6, PreKindergarten for ages 2-4 and Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Summit Christian Preschool 2780 Clays Mill Road Info: 277-0503 / www.lexingtonsummit.org a Description: STARS-rated preschool provides nt stude each for ience exper tional educa tered Christ-cen through peer interaction, materials that encourage learning through play and A Beka n. curriculum that prepares students for kindergarte
St. Michael’s School St. Michael’s School 2025 Bellefonte Drive / Info: 277-7541 www.smslex.org Description: A strong academic program since 1961. Classes in art, music, P.E. and Spanish. Half-day classes. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Programs for 3 & 4-year-olds and early 5’s.
Parents Morning Out at Second Presbyterian Church 460 East Main Street / Info: 254-7768 www.2preslex.org art, Description: Parents Morning Out teachers use teach to s game and music es, puzzl s, storie books, or threechildren ages 12 months -3 years. One, two 0 a.m. -11:3 8:30 iday, ay-Fr Mond day options available.
Trinity Christian Academy
3900 Rapid Run Drive Info: 271-0079 / www.trinitylex.org Description: Offers a Christ-centered program designed to foster creativity and imagination in a language-rich environment. Three-day and five-d ay classes (8:30-11:30 a.m.), and a five-day class for transitional kindergarten for children who will be 5 by Dec. 31 (noon-3 p.m.).
Sts. Peter & Paul School 133 Barr Street Info: 233-0921 / www.sppslex.org ulum that Description: Offers an early childhood curric spiritual and cal physi itive, cogn fosters social, emotional, atic dram , music art, e includ ties Activi nt. developme and fine play, literature, language arts, math, Spanish and gross motor activities.
Seton Catholic Preschool
1740 Summerhill Drive Info: 273-7827 www.setonstars.com/ preschool Description: Loving, fun environment where chi ldren learn best by doing . Meets 2 days/wk for 2½-yearolds, 3 days/wk for 3’s , and 4 or 5 days/wk for Pre-K (4’s & 5’s). Families nee ding fulltime or part-time additio nal childcare can add mo rning, afternoon or evening ses sions of Playschool for only the days they need. Playsc hool Program offers soc ialization, consistency, gross mo tor and fine motor devel opment in a faith-based, nurturing environment.
Wee Care Daycare & Preschool 455 East Maxwell St. Info: 231-8687 / www. weecaredaycarelex.com Description: Licensed, family owned, STARS-rated childcare center that has been caring for children for more than 11 years. Qualified teachers make learning fun while following the Kentucky for the Early Childhood Standards to prepare children future.
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Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. 10-11 a.m. $45. For moms and babies ages 6 weeks-9 months. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354.
Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Salad Spinner Art.” 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253.
Explorium: New Year’s Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to the public. One adult required for every four children. S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Don’t Be ‘Board.’” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Imagination Station. 12:30-2 p.m. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Div. of Parks & Rec: New Year Hike. 11 a.m. Free. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Looking Back in the New Year, a leisurely stroll through the forests. 1 p.m. Raven Run. Free. Info: 272-6105. Cincinnati Zoo: PNC Festival of Lights, puppet shows, visits with Santa, Polar Express train rides and more. Open 5-9 p.m. Sun-Thurs; 5-10 p.m. Fri & Sat. through Jan 4. $15 adults, $10 seniors and children 12 & under. Info: (513) 281-4700.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Jessamine Co. Public Library: eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 2-4 p.m. Drop-in class. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 8853523. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes, a prenatal exercise program. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5 classes for $35; 8 classes for $50; 10 classes for $55; 12 classes for $60. HealthwoRx members attend for free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Carnegie Center: Teen Howl Poetry Series, open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. The
Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Info: 2544175. Lex Public Library: Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! 11 a.m. Ages 5 & under. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 3 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. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 4 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Common Threads, knitting and crocheting group. 10 a.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859)
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Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Snowman Demolition.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 non-members. Registration required. Imagination Station, “Resolution Time.” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Free with general admission of $8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Color Blasting.” 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Frank Buschelmann and DreamDance. 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. Rupp Arena: Nuclear Cowboyz, a freestyle motocross tour. This action-packed show includes heart-wrenching stunts, laser effects and an indoor pyrotechnics show. 7:30 p.m. on Sat; 2 p.m. on Sun. $26.50-$76.50 adults, $11.50 children. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Snowy Saturday craft time. 2-4 p.m. For all kids. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 5 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Baptist Health Education Center: Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 3 p.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. Florida. 3 p.m. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818.
Monday 6 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. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump, music and play time. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Registration
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required. Village Branch: Teen Game Club, play Wii games, board games and other activities. 6-7 p.m. For ages 12-18. Info: 2315500.
Tuesday 7 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 10 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Ages 2 & under. eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Drop-in class. Registration required. Preschool Storytime. 7-8 p.m. Ages 3-5. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Exploring with Soap.” 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. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Weight Loss Challenge Kick Off. Start the New Year with healthy living ideas and a weigh-in. 5:30-7 p.m. Low-Impact 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 R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials I class. 7-9 p.m. $30. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. 11 a.m. and noon. Ages 2 & under. Little Leonardos art activity time. 2:30-3:15 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-12 months. Northside Branch:
Read and Rhyme. 11 a.m. Ages 5 & under. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Classic Horror Film Club. 6:30-8:45 p.m. For adults and high schoolers. 231-5500.
Wednesday 8 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 1. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Bath Tub Soap Crayons.” See Jan. 1 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. Boyle County Public Library: Mommyto-Mommy Support Group. 1-2 p.m. Free. Danville. Info: (859) 583-1007 or (859) 2362053. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2348. Babies R Us: Careful Cruisin’ Car Seat Safety class. 6:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Mississippi State. 8 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3 and parents or caregivers. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 9 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Bubble Magic.” See Jan. 2. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 2. Laboring the Natural Way. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Jan. 9, 16 & 23. Free. Registration required. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Info: 260-6357. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 2. Jessamine Co. Public Library: What’s Brewing, take a coffee break and hear new music. 1-2 p.m. Anime & Manga Club for Teens, screen animé episodes, discuss print and animated formats, and explore Japanese
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culture. 5-7 p.m. Grades 6-12. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Stop Smoking Class Series. 6-7 p.m. weekly through April 3. $10 for 10 weeks, covers cost of nicotine replacement. Registration required. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2457. 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. Studio Players: “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Funny and compelling stories about women, clothes, and the memories they evoke. 8 p.m. on Thurs.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. on Sun. $21. Carriage House Theatre, 154 W. Bell Ct. Info: 257-4929. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. 10:45 a.m. Ages 2 & under. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2. Info: 2315500.
Friday 10 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. 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 & under. Silver Screen: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Free popcorn and soda included. 12:30 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Learn About Breastfeeding En Espanol. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic North, 805A Newtown Circle. Info: 288-2483. Baptist Health Education Center: 9 Months and Counting class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Free. To be taken as soon as you know you are pregnant. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Janet Bertog 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. Lexington Opera House: “Million Dollar Quartet,” an award-winning Broadway
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musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. 8 p.m. on Fri; 2 & 8 p.m. on Sat; 1 & 6 p.m. on Sun. $37.15-$157.15. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. UK Singletary Center: The REP presents “The Wizard of Oz.” 8 p.m. on Jan. 10; 3 & 8 p.m. on Jan. 11; 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. $20, $16 seniors, $12 students. 405 Rose St. Info: 257-4929. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 3. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Jan. 3.
Saturday 11 College Goal of Kentucky: Free help for families applying for college financial aid. Sullivan University: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2355 Harrodsburg Rd. Carnegie Center: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 251 W. Second St. Info: (888) 452-7322 or www.KASFAA.com/CollegeGoalKY. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Marionettes.” Imagination Station, “Snowball Toss Test.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Let It Snow.” See Jan. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Jan. 4. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Saturday Studio- Wire Working Techniques. 1-3 p.m. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials II class. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $28. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 2-4:15 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 4. LEGO Time. 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Registration required. Small World Storytime Series, “Korea.” Part of a set of six multicultural storytimes. 11 a.m.-noon. For families. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 12 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Jan. 5. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Indoor Drive-In Movie, “Smurfs 2.” 2 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523.
Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 5. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Series. 4:30-6:30 p.m. weekly through Feb. 9. $178. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. New Brother, New Sister class. 4:15-5:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. Missouri. 5 p.m. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818.
Monday 13 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Jan. 6. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 10-11 a.m. Free. Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 288-2352. Bluegrass Babywearing Group: 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/groups/ bluegrassbabywearers/. Alzheimer’s Association: Memory Café, an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact. No professionals please. 3-5 p.m. Registration required. Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 257-8971. The Basics program, information on detections, causes, treatment and more. 4-6 p.m. Registration required. Eagle Creek Library, 101 N. Eagle Creek Dr. Info: (800) 272-3900. 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. Baptist Health Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 & 27. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Pediatric CPR class. 6:15-9 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: American Girl Club: Molly. 3:45 p.m. Grades
1-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump, music and play time. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Registration required. Village Branch: Teen Game Club. See Jan. 6. 231-5500.
Tuesday 14 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 7. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Cereal Art.” See Jan. 7. The Sketch Pad. See Jan. 7. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime & Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 7. eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 5-7 p.m. Drop-in class. Registration required. 600 S. Main St, Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan. 7. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan 7. Comfort Measures childbirth class. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact 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. Stop Smoking Class Series. 6-7 p.m. weekly through April 8. $10 for 10 weeks, covers cost of nicotine replacement. Registration required. St. Joseph Cancer Center, 701 Bob-O-Link Dr. Info: 288-2457. Health Chats about Diabetes. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. UK Polk Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane. Info: 288-2352. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 7:15 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 351-9865.
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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Jan. 7. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan 7. Dragon Book Club, book reviews, games and crafts. 4-5 p.m. Grades 2-3. Reservations required. Stories Before Bedtime: Teddy Bear Picnic! 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Jan. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 7. 231-5500.
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Registration required. Please no professionals. Tates Creek Public Library, 3628 Walden Dr. Info: (800) 272-3900. Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 1. Breastfeeding 101 class. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Noodle Math.” See Jan. 1. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 2-4 p.m. Drop-in class. Registration required. Feel Good Food and Flicks, enjoy a hot meal and a showing of “Billy Elliot.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Registration required, space is limited. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. 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. EKU Center for the Arts: Moscow Festival Ballet presents “Swan Lake.” 7:30 p.m. $30 & up. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Jan. 8. Extreme Explorers, science, literature and art activities. 3:45 p.m. Ages 6-10 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Jan. 8. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 16 Alzheimer’s Association: The Basics program, information on detections, causes, treatment and more. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Registration required. Franklin Co. Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr., Frankfort. Info: (800) 272-3900. Living With Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers- Early Stage. 1-4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. Please no professionals. Madison Co. Cooperative Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Info: (800) 272-3900. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Magnetic Painting.” See Jan. 2. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and
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Babes. See Jan. 2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 2. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. “A New You” weight loss class. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Beaumont Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way. Info: 231-5500 or 288-2352. Actors Guild of Lexington: “Sealed for Freshness.” Set in 1968 during the heyday of Tupperware parties. 8 p.m. on Thurs-Sat; 2 p.m. on Sun. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. South Elkhorn Theatre, 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd. Info: 309-1909. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Ages 2 & under. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 17 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Jan. 10. 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. 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.
The Young and the Restless storytime. See Jan. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 18 Baptist Health Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 9 a.m.-noon. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. First Spoonfuls and Baby’s New Tastes. 10:30 a.m.-noon. For parents with a child ages 4-9 months. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. New Brother, New Sister class. 2:30-3:45 p.m. Ages 3-7. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. 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. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Naturalist Feeder Watch. 10 a.m. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Common Threads, knitting and crocheting group. 10 a.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Totally Tie Dye.” Imagination Station, “Magical Toothpicks.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Happy Birthday, A.A. Milne.” See Jan. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Jan. 4.
Div. of Parks & Rec: Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Classic. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Team ages groups 7-9 and 10-13. Registration deadline Jan. 14. William Wells Brown Community Center. Info: 389-6689.
UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Tennessee. Noon. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818.
Rupp Arena: Luke Bryan That’s My Kind of Night Tour. 7:30 p.m. $29.75-$59.75. Info: 233-3535.
EKU Center for the Arts: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented blend of comedy and skill by Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. 3 p.m. $30 & up. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469.
Studio Players: “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” funny and compelling stories about women, clothes, and the memories they evoke. 8 p.m. on Fri & Sat; 2:30 p.m. on Sun. $21. Carriage House Theatre, 154 W. Bell Ct. Info: 257-4929. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 3. Preschool Dance Party. 2:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch:
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SisterSound: Choosing Hope winter concert. 7 p.m. $10, $5 for children 5 & under. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Dr. Info: 806-0243. Lex Public Library: Central Library:
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Snowflakes craft time. 2-4 p.m. For all kids. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 19 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Jan. 5. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 5. Rupp Arena: World-famous Harlem Globetrotters. 3 p.m. $24-$64. Info: 233-3535. Baptist Health Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Monday 20 Martin Luther King Day FCPS: No School. Lex Convention Center: Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast. 6:30 a.m. $20. Heritage Hall West. Info: 539-5337. MLK Day Holiday Freedom march, 10-11 a.m. Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Partial and full-day schedules available. Grades K-8. Free. Registration required. 361 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222.
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: 288-2352. Health Chats about Diabetes. 5-6 p.m. Free. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2352. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples. 7:15-9:15 p.m. $58. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan 7. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Texas A&M. 9 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Jan. 7. Daring da Vinci’s art activities. 3:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan 7. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Jan. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 22 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 1.
Explorium: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Free admission for children. One adult required for every four children. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253.
Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Ice Cube Art.” See Jan. 1.
Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Teen Game Club. See Jan. 6.
Alzheimer’s Association: Know the 10 Signs, an interactive workshop. 1-2 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. Jessamine Co. Cooperative Extension Office, 95 Park Dr., Nicholasville. Info: (800) 2723900. Living With Alzheimer’s: For CaregiversMiddle Stage. 4-6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. Please no professionals. Pulaski Co. Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Somerset. Info: (800) 272-3900.
Tuesday 21 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 7. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Building with Giant Legos.” See Jan. 7. The Sketch Pad. See Jan. 7. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime & Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 7. eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 10 a.m.-noon. Drop-in class. Registration required. Crafty Teen Tuesday. 4:30-5:40 p.m. Grades 6-12. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan. 7.
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Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 15.
Babies R Us: Infant CPR Class. 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. $3. Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. 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. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Jan. 8. Eagle Creek
Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Jan. 8.
Thursday 23 Alzheimer’s Association: The Basics program, information on detections, causes, treatment and more. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Scott Co. Senior Citizens Center, 800 Cincinnati Pike, Georgetown. Info: (800) 272-3900. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Sponge Shapes.” See Jan. 2. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 2. Jessamine Co. Public Library: eBook Open House, learn how to download library eBooks. 2-4 p.m. Drop-in class. Registration required. Beginning Meditation Techniques. 6:30-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Associates in Pediatric Therapy: “Is your Child a Late Talker?” Language development for children aged 0-5 years. Free. 7 p.m. Joseph Beth Booksellers. Info: www. kidtherapy.org UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. Alabama. 7 p.m. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Jan. 9. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2.
Friday 24 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Jan. 10. Attachment Parenting Group: Monthly meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.baby-moon.org. LexDance: Swing Shift Couple/ Contra Dance Festival with caller Darlene Underwood and Stoll n Gold. Open waltz 6:45-7:45 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $12, $8 students. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Studio Players: “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” See Jan. 17. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch:
Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 3. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Jan. 3.
Saturday 25 EKU Center for the Arts: Sid the Science Kid - LIVE! Your favorite PBS KIDS show comes to the stage in Richmond with all of Sid’s friends. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Use code: FAMILYFUN to receive a $5 discount per ticket. Info: EKUCenter.com, or 622-7469. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Subtle Yoga WorkshopMindfulness & Movement for Emotional Health. 10 a.m.-noon. Nutrition and Naturopathic Medicine for Emotional Health. 1-3 p.m. Free. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Baptist Health Education Center: Fingers and Spoons. 10:30 a.m.-noon. For parents with a child ages 9 months and up. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357.
Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Nighttime Exploration.” Imagination Station, “Blubbery Bliss.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Shrinky Dink Abstract Art.” See Jan. 4.
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Div. of Parks & Rec: Weekend Workout. Volunteer to help with 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. Creative Montessori School: Open House. Visit the school, meet the teachers and learn more about the programs. School is located one mile south of Brannon Crossing. 3220 Lexington Road, Nicholasville. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Info: 881-8806.
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by the Ky. Chinese American Association. Cultural Festival: 4 p.m. Free. Performances: 7 p.m. $15-$50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 2333535 or www.kycaa.org. Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “And Then They Came For Me.” In this riveting piece set in Germany during World War II, teenagers Ed and Eva, Anne Frank’s stepsister, struggle to survive their hostile living conditions. 7 p.m. on Sat; 2 & 4:30 p.m. on Sun. $15 adults, $13 children. 418 W. Main St. Info: 254-4546. LexDance: Swing Shift Couple/ Contra Dance Festival with caller Darlene Underwood and Stoll n Gold. 2-11 p.m. Full schedule available online. $20 all-day pass, $14 students. Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Info: 985-5501. Baby Moon: Transitions: Bringing Home a Baby class. 3-5 p.m. $38 per couples. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. EKU Center for the Arts: Sid the Science Kid Live. The popular PBS Kids show comes to life with Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald as they discover the curiosities of the world. 7:30 p.m. $25. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 10 a.m.- noon. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 4. LEGO Time. 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 26 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Jan. 5. Seton Catholic School: Open House. 12:30-2 p.m. 1740 Summerhill Dr. Info: 273-7827.
Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 5.
Monday 27 Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Jan. 6. Book Discussion: “The Black Count.” 7 p.m. Copies of the book available at the Information Desk. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump, music and play time. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Registration required. Village Branch: Teen Game Club. See Jan. 6. 231-5500.
Tuesday 28 Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Jan. 7. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Fun With Sugar Cubes.” See Jan. 7. The Sketch Pad. See Jan. 7. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Mother Goose Storytime & Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan. 7. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan 7. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School: Open House. 605 Hill N’ Dale Dr. 11 a.m. after church service. Info: 277-3030 or http:// maryqueenschool.catholicweb.com
Lexington Latin School: Open House. Christian, Classical education for JuniorKindergarten through 12th grade. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 483 W. Reynolds Road. (Ashland Baptist Church). Info: 492-1381 or www. LexingtonLatinSchool.com
UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs. Arkansas. 1 p.m. $8 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Memorial Coliseum. Info: 257-1818.
Lex. Montessori School: Open House. 7-8 p.m. 319 S. Broadway Park. Info: 254-7034 or www.lexkymontessori.org
Baptist Health Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 2-5 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Comfort Measures childbirth class. 3-5 p.m. Free.
Ephraim McDowell Medical Ctr: Breastfeeding Class. 7 p.m. Free for those delivering at EMMC. Registration required. 217 S. Third St., Danville. Info: 239-2534.
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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Jan. 7. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan 7. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Jan. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 7. Village Branch: Village Teen Advisory Board. 5-5:45 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 29 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 1. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Needs or Wants?” See Jan. 1. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 15. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Jan. 8. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Jan. 8.
Thursday 30 Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Fun with ‘Spray’ Paint.” See Jan. 2. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 2. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Jan. 9. Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn! See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2.
Friday 31 FCPS: No Early Start Preschool classes. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Jump and Jive Storytime. See Jan. 10. 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. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 3. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. See Jan. 3. Teddy Bear Picnic. 11 a.m. Ages 2-5. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500. Y
Spotlight Home; Homesick I remember s’mores that stuck to my lips like a second skin and campfires that grated gently against my lungs I remember sobbing tiredly into my pillow with a towel stuffed under the door so melancholy wouldn’t seep under I remember brittle clay creatures that would crumble against my touch and how I pieced them together again with pleasure I remember finding perfumes, blouses, cold metal jewelry and remembered when the wearer was still around I remember the pinprick of mosquito bites being queen of the massive oak tree sleeping on the sheepskin rug each night the company of wildflowers and wasps floorboards that squealed and wailed auctions, repossessions, sirens I remember broken silences, broken windows broken family, broken laws Yet I cannot remember a broken me ever, at any point
hen you ask Serena Dudee how old she was when she started writing, she’ll tell you, “As soon as I could open a Word document.” And the 15-year-old sophomore in the SCAPA program at Lafayette High hasn’t stopped since. Her skills have not gone unnoticed. Serena’s poem, “Home; Homesick,” won first place and a cash prize in the 9th-10th grade category at the 2013 Kentucky State Poetry Society Student Contest. Last year she entered a humorous piece in a competition that earned her two tickets to “An Evening with David Sedaris”
Serena Has The Write Stuff and a backstage pass. Along with writing, Serena enjoys “He was really nice,” Serena said. “He science. Her father, Jitander, is an gave me a bottle of shampoo that he said ophthalmologist who studied at he stole from his hotel.” Cambridge in London. He also wrote as a An odd prize, but probably not a child, and his teacher, Brian Thompson, surprising one from a humor writer. was a children’s book author who used Jitander’s work. The young Serena was chosen to boy earned 800 pounds for his represent SCAPA-Lafayette writing. at the Young Women Writers Serena hopes to be a Project this year at the Carnegie professional writer herself. Center where she worked with When asked about her favorite poet-activist Bianca Spriggs. genre, Serena gives you a long “She taught us about magical list – poetry, fiction, short realism,” Serena said. Serena Dudee stories, creative non-fiction. Magical realism? “It’s like She credits SCAPA’s writing Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis.’” w Lafayette High program for the opportunity to Kafka references? Did we w 10th Grade create daily. mention that Serena is also a w Parents: Schatzie “I’m grateful that I get 90 gifted student? & Jitander minutes every morning to push A 4.0 student, she is taking everything aside and focus on A.P. social studies, and my work,” she said. advanced classes in chemistry, biology, What is next for Serena? She’s creative writing, pre-calculus, English and planning to attend a writer’s workshop at Spanish. Georgetown University in Washington, Serena even took the A.P. English test as a freshman despite not taking the class. D.C. this summer and enter her work in even more contests. She passed the exam. “If I’m lucky, I’ll become a published “She is hyper-conscientious about work,” author,” she said. her mother Schatzie said. “She’s really Don’t bet against it. Y focused and detail oriented.”
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Scholar Athlete of the Month For 6-foot-2 Volleyball Player, All Roads Lead to Indiana
Kendall Beerman • School: Tates Creek High • Grade: 11th • Sports: Volleyball • Academics: Kendall has a 3.6 GPA in advanced classes and was Student of the Month in August. • Parents: Mary Beth & Chris
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as there any doubt that AllState player Kendall Beerman would play volleyball at Indiana University? Only a junior at Tates, Creek, Kendall already has committed to the Big Ten school. Which makes sense given her family ties to volleyball and the Hoosier state. Kendall’s parents, Mary Beth and Chris, grew up in Indiana and were volleyball players at Ball State. Mary Beth was a two-time, all-state high school player and Chris was a twotime All-American in college, leading Ball State to three NCAA Final Fours. Chris’s father, Tom, played for team USA in the 1970 World Championships and built what may be the first beach volleyball court in the Midwest when he installed one in his backyard in rural Indiana four decades ago. After college, Chris, now the owner of the Lexington United volleyball club, worked for 20 years as a college coach, including stops at Louisville, Pittsburgh and UK. That means that Kendall grew up on a volleyball court. As a baby, she fit nicely into a ball rack at practice and toddled around at practice until she could start playing herself. At Tates Creek Middle, the 6-foot-2 Kendall led the Commodores to backto-back City basketball titles but by then she was already a starter on the Tates Creek varsity volleyball team.
She was a first-team All-City player in eighth grade and has been All State in all three years of high school, even though Tates Creek has yet to reach the state tournament. A versatile player, Kendall never leaves the court and averages about five kills per set, giving her more than 2,500 in her high school career. She has received national attention on her club team, coached by her father, earning first-team All-American this year. She has played in Florida, Cincinnati, Chicago and Houston but all roads lead back to Indiana. After her freshman year, Kendall made an unofficial visit to Indiana and met with Coach Sherry Dunbar, who was Mary Beth’s college teammate. Commitment to Indiana secured. “I visited other schools but even though Indiana was my first visit, it’s still No. 1,” Kendall said. Indiana will get a player with good academics -- she is a 3.6 student in advanced classes -- and a ferocious competitor. “She is team oriented, humble and has a great work ethic,” Chris said. “But on the court, she is nasty. The bigger the game, the better she plays.” Said Kendall: “I am very intense and I try to intimidate my opponents. When it comes to hitting the ball as hard as I can, I have no remorse.” Sounds like a coach’s dream. Y
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Combination of Energy and Patience If you’re looking for social studies teacher Chris Long of Tates Creek High, don’t turn toward his desk. You’ll never find him there. The energetic, 27 year old is a study in motion in the classroom. “In four years, I’ve never sat behind my desk when I’m teaching,” he said. “I’m up, moving around among the students because that’s the best way to interact with each student.” Long’s upbeat approach engages students, paving the way for them to meet the high standards he sets in his psychology and social studies classes. Students learn life lessons in emotional intelligence to better navigate the challenging world they will inhabit upon graduation. “I provide a stable, positive, rigorous atmosphere where they will learn the value of hard work and pushing themselves,” he said. “My goal is to prepare them to be successful people in society.”
Long embraces his position as a role model, perhaps because he witnessed the same in his own family. His mother just retired after 30 years in the classroom and his grandmother logged 35 years in education. In fact, Long is a fifthgeneration teacher in his family. He has developed (or maybe inherited) a special trait in the best teachers – patience. That seems especially rare in a young highenergy teacher like Long. “Patience goes a long way with kids,” he said. “I’ve had to work at it but I’ve learned to listen, not to judge. If a kid is having a bad day, I don’t take it personally. Maybe he’s having a hard time at home.” While Long educates his students, he realizes he has learned much from them, as well. “Teaching is a humbling experience,” he said. “I walk out of here awed by what students do and
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what they are up against. Students don’t get enough credit. We have to realize that they are growing up in a complicated world.” That perspective in a young teacher makes him special, according to Tates Creek High Principal Sam Meaux. “He has a solid moral compass,” Meaux said. “He’s ethical and very mature in his approach. Plus, it’s always a good day for him. The truth is, he’s just a good human being and he’s good to his students.” Who could ask for more?
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