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hat’s your favorite color? Ask any kid and they will tell you – blue, purple, pink ... How about their favorite number? Food? Board game? But we know that families have their favorites, too, and we want to know yours. So we have launched Lexington Family Magazine’s Second Annual Family Favorites Contest. Now through Aug. 15, you can help decide which area businesses and services are family favorites. And when you vote, you get a chance to win yourself. All voters will automatically be entered to win prizes, including a basket full of gifts with tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
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Bailey Circus. The circus is coming to Rupp Arena in August. In the contest, Lexington Family readers will decide who scoops the best ice cream We’ll also learn who hosts the best birthday parties, where your kids had a ball at camp, which school field trip was their favorite, and many others.
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Short Stuff 4th of July, Montessori High School, Ego Moms, Quote & Recipe of the Month, and Moms Who Make a Difference Birthdays Great ideas for outdoor parties plus our guide to all the best birthday venues in the Bluegrass
Just go to our website: www. lexingtonfamily.com and click on the Vote Now banner. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete. Want to make sure your favorite business gets lots of votes? Tell you friends to vote and share the news about our survey on your Facebook page. We limit each family to just one vote to keep things fair, and we ask for your e-mail address only to prevent spammers from skewing the voting. We won’t use the e-mails for any marketing (but we may use it to contact you if we draw your name as a prize winner!) Good luck and happy voting. Y
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On the Cover Maverick Armstrong, 7, son of Lourra and Chris of Lexington, maps out a course for a summer full of fun. Photo by The Portrait Shoppe
There’s a new sheriff in the town of Dirt. Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp, will make this DVD from Paramount your new family favorite. Lex. Family has 3 copies to give away this month
Your favorite Big Red Dog takes you on adventures through “The Dog Days of Summer” in this new release from Lionsgate. Five lucky readers can win copies from Lex. Family.
BreyerFest Brings Fairytales to Life at the Horse Park It’s a horse fair and festival of model horses July 15-17 with more than 40 exciting horse acts, pony rides, an exotic petting zoo, and a Breyer model horse trade fair. Single day tickets are $10 for kids & $20 for adults. Kids 6 & under are free. Info: 973-694-5006 or www.breyerhorses.com. Lexington Family Magazine is giving away four, three-day passes to BreyerFest.
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Lexington is offering a variety of events throughout the holiday weekend at multiple locations. The country music marathon “Red, White and BOOM!” has a new home this year, moving from downtown to Whitaker Bank Ballpark. On July 2, country music artists, including Craig Morgan, Ashton Shepherd and David Nail, will take the stage. The event lasts from noon till 10 p.m. with a fireworks show at the end. Tickets are $5. Children 12 & under are free. Info: 422-7867. Activities downtown begin July 1 at noon with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion. The Artist’s Market will be open July 2 from 8
a.m.-3 p.m. in the front lawn of the Lexington History Museum. July 3 is the last chance to register for the Bluegrass 10,000 race at 469 Parkway Drive. A Patriotic Music Concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Transylvania University and Gratz Park. The Bluegrass 10,000 kicks of the festivities on July 4 at 7:30 a.m. The Downtown Street Festival will run from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. A Kid’s Zone is located on the corner of Short Street and Limestone, with free children’s crafts from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Declaration of Independence will be read at 11:15 at Main Street and Fifth Third Bank. The Parade begins at 2 p.m. and runs from Midland Avenue to Broadway. Live music begins as part of “July 4th Live!” at 6 p.m. The day concludes with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Y
Schedule For July 4th: Upper Courthouse Plaza: 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Hepcats Swing Dance Club 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Little Maggie 1 - 2 p.m. Lost Dog 3:30 - 6 p.m. The Here for the Party Band Centrepointe Block: 10 - 11 a.m. Wheeler Dealers Square Dance Club 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Phyllida’s Desert Dancers 1 - 2 p.m. Dave Butler 3:30 - 6 p.m. Mike Archer Cheapside Park- Main Street Side 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Red Lightning Band 4 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
1 - 2 p.m. Hip Hop Nation 3:30 - 6 p.m. Brother Barrett Lexington History Museum on Short Street 10 - 11 a.m. The Flute Symphony of Lexington 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bluegrass Dulcimer Club 1 - 2 p.m. The Heavenly Harmonizers 3:30 - 6 p.m. MidLife Harmony Phoenix Park 11 - 11:45 a.m. Intersecting Horizons Noon - 12:45 p.m. Payback 1 - 1:45 p.m. Palisades 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Rebel Without a Cause 4:30 - 5:15 Bobo Y
New Montessori High Will Open at UK
he Montessori High School of Kentucky -- the first such school in the state -- will open in the fall in the heart of the UK campus. The school will start with ninth and tenth grades and a working partnership with UK, which will allow high school students to use university libraries and laboratories. After two years of planning, the Montessori school secured a location at 472 Rose Street, where the school is renting space at St. Augustine’s from the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. “It’s across the street from Maxwell Place, which is the UK President’s home,” said Jennifer Pederson, one of the Montessori parents who has helped start the school. Pederson said several other UK departments have shown an interest in working with students in mentoring programs and various learning experiences. Lexington currently has Montessori preschools, elementary schools and the Montessori Middle School of Kentucky on Stone Road. The school’s Board of Directors hired long-time Montessori Middle School teacher Winni van Gessel as Curriculum Director, and van Gessel has worked full-time for months to develop the high school curriculum. Martin Mudd, a former high school math teacher with a master’s in physics from UK, has been hired to teach. “It’s a wonderful group of kids who are excited to participate in forming their new high school,” Pederson said. Info: www.montessorihigh.com. Y
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.ReaderResponse All Abilities Camp at Seton Catholic To the Editor: In June, Seton Catholic School, through the SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education) committee, sponsored an inspiring drama camp performed by a very creative group of campers. This camp is special on many levels. Children and adults with special needs (and without) are involved as campers as well as volunteers. We aren’t focusing on one activity to address one disability, such as gymnastics for children with autism. We welcome everyone, “all abilities” as it were, to join in some aspect of putting on a play. The purpose of the All Abilities Drama Camp is to embrace the gifts of all campers through the arts by celebrating differing skills, personalities and abilities. Campers with and without disabilities, ages 5 and up, worked together for a week to put on a musical play. The camp had 49 campers, 16 with disabilities, 26 trained volunteers and 10 with various degrees in Early Childhood Education. In order to make sure the campers with special needs have appropriate supports in place, the Special Needs Director contacts each family with a follow-up phone call or email. This is intended to give families peace of mind, as well as an ally to contact should
questions or concerns arise. Information is shared with the volunteers, in order to give an idea of modifications and adaptations needed during activities. In addition, training for volunteers is held before camp. The program also schedules a “Meet and Greet,” held a few weeks in advance, for campers and volunteers to establish connections. In June, the campers performed an original play titled “I’m Special Because I Am Me!” The production promoted the theme of inclusion and was an overwhelming success. Participants left with not only a camp T-shirt, but with the satisfaction of completing an entertaining play, inclusively! The underlying focus of the All Abilities Drama Camp is not necessarily drama, but it is for campers and volunteers to learn to love themselves and others, with ALL of their abilities. To participate in next year’s camp, visit www.allabilitiescamp.blogspot.com Y Anna Brannen Director All Abilities Drama Camp
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read “War and Peace” when I was 7 years old... I memorized Hamlet’s soliloquy when I was 5, and I ran the New York City marathon when I was 3. Do you believe any of this? Of course not. Yet so many mothers I know might believe me if I said my daughter did all these things. And then the mom would answer that her child won the Nobel Peace Prize after negotiating the end of the Great Sandbox War of 2011.
This continued as they compared Katie Saltz sleep habits, eating technique and prereading skills, whatever that means. Each child was somehow ahead of the last. The kicker came when one mom asked if my 6-month-old daughter was crawling yet. “Nope, not yet.” I responded.
Ego Moms: Dontcha Hate’em?
Everyone has encountered these competitive moms. A good dose of bragging is expected, and it can be healthy for a new mom to share her excitement for her baby’s growth and development. But sweet adoration too often crosses the line into annoying obsession. I listened to a group of mothers clucking away at a story time session that my daughter CeCe and I attended. I heard about who was rolling, who was crawling and who was studying quantum physics during his night-time bottle. When Mom # 1 shared that Jacob made two new consonant sounds last week, Mom # 2 announced that Isabella miraculously made four new sounds, and then wouldn’t ya know it, Sophia made FIVE. 6 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
The woman’s eyes filled with pity faster than mine did with rage. “Oh … well that’s OK. She’ll get there eventually ...” Guess what, ego-Moms: Not all of our children are Harvardbound. Some will be C students who are gifted at sports or athletically inept but with a love of art. When you raise your child to believe he is the best and the first at everything, you’ll end up with an egomaniac or an emotional wreck. Because here is the truth – when 4-month-old Joey picks up that cardboard book about a farm animal, he is not actually reading it. He is about to eat it. And there is nothing wrong with that. For more real mommy-talk, visit www.mynewheartbeat.com. Y
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Age: 54 Family Tree: Husband: Jake Gibbs; Children: Delia 20, Delaney 18 Occupation: Public Health Nutritionist Claim to Fame: Chairperson of Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition Mission Statement: “Eating well and being active are so basic to children’s well-being and development. As a culture we’ve let kids down in these areas. Children live in a world where fast food restaurants lure them with toys and mascots. Soda and energy drinks have all but displaced water, and children spend seven hours a day on average being entertained by an array of screens.
“As a result our kids are developing serious health problems with lifelong implications. It is crucial that we as adults make healthy habits a way of life for children. Passions: Yoga, meditation and backyard chickens On parenting: “Being a mother is the most heartfelt, illuminating and challenging journey I have taken. I am grateful every day.” Y :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Know a mom who is making a difference? Visit www.lexingtonfamily.com and submit your nominee. (Names of dads can be submitted, too).
The YMCA of Central Kentucky is offering a new running group for youth 10-18 years old. “Run the Streets” will help participants prepare for a 10K. No running experience is necessary, and the free program is open to Y members and non-members. Free running shoes are provided as well as free registration for a local 10K in October. From July 25 through Oct. 8, the program will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. at Castlewood Park. Info: 219-9622 ext. 15. Y
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Open-Faced Caprese Salad Sandwich 1 Ciabatta roll, sliced in ½ lengthwise 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp pesto 4 (1/4”thick) slices of tomato 3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil on each half of roll Spread 1 Tbsp pesto on each half of roll Place tomato slices on pesto Place mozzarella cheese slices on top of tomatoes Add additional pesto to the cheese if you’d like more flavor Place in broiler until cheese melts (optional) Add a side of fresh berries or other seasonal fruit to round out your meal and you’ll feel like you are on vacation! Nutrition Content per ½ roll: 286 Calories, 14 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrates, 16 grams fat “This sandwich is one of our family favorites. It uses many fresh ingredients from your local farmer’s market or even your own backyard. Variations may include using fresh basil instead of pesto or substituting various hearty breads or grilling in olive oil.” Tina Thompson is a registered dietitian who earned her degree from the University of California, Davis and her master’s at UK. She was Kentucky’s Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 1997 and spokesperson for the Kentucky Dietetic Assn (1989-92.) She owns Bluegrass Nutrition Counseling at 535 W. 2nd St. # 207. Info: 388-9152 or visit www.bluegrassnutrition.net. Y
“Cookout for a Cause”
This fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association is scheduled for July 28, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. at Richmond Place, 3051 Rio Dosa Drive. The event features live music and food. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale July 22-27. Volunteer opportunities are available. Info: 537-3192. Y 8 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Lucille Little Foundation Awards Lexington Children’s Theatre
he Lexington Children's Theatre's Shooting Stars Youtheatre Program received a $2.5 million endowment to fund outreach programs in Rowan and Elliott Counties. The SSYT will receive $125,000 per year from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation. SSYT has been funded by a $100,000 yearly grant from the Little Foundation for the past seven years. LCT uses SSYT as a model program for theatre arts in rural communities. To reach young people, LCT uses performance workshops, programs for at-risk youth, family “pay what you can” performances and summer discovery productions. LCT Board President Valerie Marshall said she was thrilled by the endowment, which will be administered by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. “Not only does it provide the certainty of the continuation of the program, but it also recognizes the good work being done by the artistic professionals of the Lexington Children Theatre. We are truly thankful and appreciative of the support of the Little Foundation,” Marshall said. Y
Living Arts & Science Center
he Living Arts & Science Center received a $1 million matching grant to renovate its current facility from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation. The Foundation's Board of Directors pledged the money as the first major gift toward the Center's IMAGINE THIS campaign -- a $5 million campaign that kicks off in the fall. The money will be used to renovate the Kinkead house. Plans include a new classroom, an exhibition building, educational gardens and an amphitheater. LASC Executive Director Heather Lyons said she is honored for the LASC to receive the first gift in the capital campaign. “The foundation’s commitment to match $1 million of other funds raised presents an ideal opportunity for the community to join with them in supporting lasting and creative education for our children,” Lyons said. Lucille Little was one of the founders of the LASC in 1968. She was instrumental in its operations and programming in its early years and continued her financial support in a bequest in the five years following her death. Y
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Kentucky Railway Museum 136 S. Main St., New Haven (502) 549-5470 / www.kyrail.org
Musikgarten of Lexington With Jennifer Tutt 121 Malabu Drive #1 & 2 / 245-5887 www.musikgartenoflexington.com
Kids Place 3882 Mall Road / 272-KIDD (5433) www.kidsplaceadventureplayground.com
Party Princess In The Wedding Center 258 Plaza Drive / 278-0583 www.partyprincessky.com
Kremer Wholesale 520 Lagonda Ave. / 255-3432 www.kremerwholesale.com
Sid Nelson Taekwondo 3090 Todds Road, # 110 263-0033 / www.takarate.com
Lexington Dance Factory 3120 Pimlico Pkwy, Suite 118 271-0581 / www lexingtondancefactory.com
Tiger Kim’s TaekwonDo 3601 Palomar Centre Dr. 296-0088 www.tigerkimtaekwondo.com
Legacy Gymnastics 261 Ruccio Way / 977-8862 www.legacy-gymnastics.com Lexington Children’s Theatre 418 West Short St. 254-4546 ext. 223 www.lctonstage.org Lexington Gymnastics 2560 Palumbo Dr. / 273-5880 www.lexingtongymnastics.com Lexington Ice Center 560 Eureka Springs Dr. / 269-5681 www.lexingtonicecenter.com 12 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Lexington Taekwondo Jiujitsu 3120 Pimlico Pkwy 245-1733 / www.ltjonline.com
High St. YMCA 239 East High St. / 254-9622 www.ymcaofcentralky.org
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By Laurie Evans
Things All Kids Need to Do Before They’re 12 Do you have a bucket list? I think every kid should have a bucket list of things they really need to have experienced before they turn 12, become a teen, develop a ‘tude and refuse to do anything their parents suggest. Here’s my “Before They Get an Attitude” List for kids:
Crawl Through a Cave
In Kentucky, we live within easy driving distance of one of the most extensive, accessible and beautiful cave systems in the world. Touring a cave is like no other experience. Take a guided tour where your kids can learn about rock structures, the power of the water that formed the cave and the history of the cave. Make sure the guides do that spooky thing where they turn all the lights off for a minute or two. You’ll never experience such complete darkness anywhere else.
Try New Foods at the Farmer’s Market
When’s the last time you made a dinner from fresh picked produce? Living in the midst of farmland, it’s easy to find a Farmer’s Market. Take your kids and let them choose what foods will appear on the menu that day. Be sure to pick up something you’ve never tried before. Try out Lexington’s downtown Saturday morning Farmer’s Market or check out www.lexingtonfamily.com for a list for all the local markets.
Go to a Baseball Game
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a baseball game. Visit the Lexington Legends, the Louisville Cardinals, the Cincinnati Reds, or check out one of the local youth teams. It’s a piece of Americana that every kid should experience.
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Explore a Museum
Museums are no longer boring buildings full of old paintings and arrowheads. Today’s museums are designed with families in mind, full of handson activities and thought-provoking displays. We’ve got plenty of them right nearby such at The Explorium of Lexington, the Louisville Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Visit a Zoo & an Aquarium
What kid doesn’t love animals -- the more exotic the better? Zoos and aquariums are essential to help preserve endangered species and to educate us about the world outside our hometown. Check out the Louisville Zoo’s Calistoga Splash Park. Feed the lorikeets at The Cincinnati Zoo, or watch the Penguin Parade at Newport Aquarium.
Climb a Mountain (or at least a big hill)
The Bluegrass bumps right up to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. An easy drive can take you to the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park where you’ll find trails for every level of hiker. Also check out the Pinnacles in Berea and the Kentucky River Palisades Trail. }}}
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Traveling With Pets Doesn’t Have to Drive You Crazy
ith their own seat belts, luggage and collapsible food and water bowls, our pets are now, more than ever, ready to travel with us. So what can you do to ensure that your pet will arrive safely and ready to enjoy your vacation? A few ounces of preparation and time will prevent future heartaches and frustrations on the trip. Proper ID Make sure your pet has proper identification on him or her at all times. This can be as simple as an ID tag on his collar, but a more permanent solution would be the use of an implantable microchip. Medical Records Bring copies of vaccination records, and keep necessary
medications easily accessible during the trip. You might even ask your family by Dr. Butch veterinarian Schroyer for a recommendation of an emergency hospital near your destination. Do your homework Some travel sites may require a health certificate for your pet. Generally, this document must be dated within 10 days of the start of your travels. Rest Stops When traveling by car, owners need to plan rest stops and exercise times for their animal companions. Water
Keep a jug of fresh water in the car to avoid times when reliable water sources may not be available. Food Don’t let your pet eat their normal rations. Pets travel better with small amounts of food and water in their system. Cat Cages Cats should be kept in carriers or cages during travel to avoid potential accidents if the pet gets “underfoot” of the driver. Pet-Friendly Sites When you arrive, be sure that you are aware of pet-friendly hotels and campsites in the area. Veterinary and animal experts recommend owners be “considerate” and have a kennel or crate available. Travel Alternatives Some pets won’t accept the
changes that travel brings to their lives. If this is the case, finding a good local boarding kennel or reliable pet sitter is a smarter idea. Lists of kennels can be found online, and your veterinarian should have some suggestions. So, as the busy travel season gets underway, remember that many problems can be avoided with preparation and homework. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian about your pet’s special travel needs and what he or she recommends for traveling. Dr. Butch Schroyer is a veterinarian at the Animal Care Clinic next to Chase Bank at Palomar Shopping Centre. Info: DrButch@AnimalCareClinic.net or at 223-8866. Y
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Pick Your Own Foods
One of my favorite memories is picking wild blueberries with my kids while on vacation in Massachusetts, then making a blueberry cobbler. But you don’t have to travel across the country to do this. Just visit a local farm or orchard, pick your own strawberries, apples or peaches and try making a pie. Boyd Orchards and Evans Orchard offer u-pick apples from late summer through fall.
Ride a Train
In Tennessee, you can ride the Chattanooga ChooChoo. It goes for only a few yards and doesn’t go very fast, but kids still flock to it every day just because it’s a TRAIN! Around the Bluegrass you can take a train ride at the Bluegrass Railway Museum.
Catch a Crawdad
No video game can compete with the real-life experience of wading in a creek trying to catch a crawdad. Find a creek in your neighborhood or check out the streams at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary or McConnell Springs. (Just make sure to put the little fellow back in his home before you head to your home).
See a Play
Take your kids to see a real play in real life. Not an episode of “Glee,” or a DVD of “The Lion King,” but a stage with live actors 10 feet from your nose. Check out the Lexington Children’s Theatre’s Summer Family Musical to see local families perform “Annie,” or the Ballet Under the Stars production of “Snow White.” If you are up for a little trip, visit the Jenny Wiley Theater to see this summer’s shows, “Annie” and “The Frog Prince.”
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Create a Piece of Art
Lazy days of summer are an ideal time to get creative. Whether it’s a box of sidewalk chalk or a class in painting pottery, take time with your kids to try a new art or craft technique. Sign up for glass-fusing classes at the Mad Potter, wheelthrowing classes at Kentucky Mudworks or learn to paint a masterpiece at Painting With a Twist.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Encourage your kids to try something that is a little scary, a little daring or a little unusual. Enter a speech contest at school, try bungee jumping on vacation or go canoeing on the South Elkorn Creek with Canoe Kentucky. Try the scariest roller coaster at Kings Island or take a horseback riding lesson. It’s the things we DON’T do that we regret the most! Y
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“On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness” by Andrew Peterson (2010) This Christy Award winner for best young adult fiction is the first in the Wing Feather Saga series that chronicles the lives of three gifted siblings, who live in an occupied country. My 11-year-old son and I both loved the book. Laurie Evans, Event Coordinator “How to Bake a Perfect Life” by Barbara O’Neal (2010) Ramona Gallagher, the main character, deals with a prickly family and life changes, all while baking really good bread. The story is interesting, and the recipes will make you drool.
Carla Hall, Office Manager “My Secrets Cry Aloud” by Sherry Robinson (2009) This Lexington writer tells the story of seven women who lived in the same house over 200 years. The novel is told through the journals that each woman kept, building on the work of the previous inhabitant. Glenda Isaac, Marketing Director “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (2010) This is the true story of the Burpo family and the near-death experience of their 3-year-old son, Colin. He shares with his family the astonishing things he saw during his experience that strengthened and challenged his parents’ faith. 18 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
READING John Lynch, Editor "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell (2008) Why do Chinese students score higher on math tests than Americans? It all starts with rice paddies. That’s one of many intriguing insights in Gladwell’s best-seller about the nature of success, including the stories of Bill Gates, the Beatles among others. Gary Mazza, Account Representative “The Shack” by William P. Young (2007) I have to admit I have just started to read this best-seller recommended to me by my wife. “Read it, and you’ll come away from it energized and have a better relationship with the Lord,” my wife said. That works for me! Daniel Morgan, Graphic Artist “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire (1995) This N.Y. Times bestseller tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba, and the events that lead her down the wicked path. Don’t expect any song and dance. It's not your childhood Wizard of Oz. Lindsay Poore, Account Representative “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury (1950) I read this book in high school and recently picked it up again. Bradbury’s captivating series of stories explores mankind’s blind ambitions and weaknesses. Published more than 60 years ago, its cautionary message is relevant today. Y
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4th of July Events: Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social. Noon – 1 p.m. Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Info: 425-2590. Jessamine Co. Library: Art Alive class. July 1, 15 & 22. 10:30 a.m. for grades 1 – 5, 2 p.m. grades 6 – adult. Parent must attend with child. Registration required. Info: (859) 885-3523 Shaker Village: Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides. 2 & 4 p.m. Runs until October 28. $10 adults, $5 for ages 6 - 12, children 5 & under ride free. Info: 734-1545. Louisville Zoo: Zoovie Movie Night, “Despicable Me.” Field opens at 6 p.m., movie begins at sundown. Free for zoo members, $5 for non-members. Info: (502) 459-2181. Div. Of Parks & Rec: Free Friday Flicks presents “The Music Man.” Pre-show activities at 7 p.m., movie starts at dark. Jacobson Park. Info: 288-2900. Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration open July 1 – August 1. Ages 7 – 12. Cheerleading $35 plus uniform fee, football $55 plus uniform fee. Scholarships are available. Registration available online or at the Dunbar Community Center 8 – 5 p.m. Mon – Fri. Info: www. lexingtonky.gov/parks or 288-2919. 20 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
LexDance: Mostly Waltz social dance. Predance workshop at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. $7 adults, $4 students. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 420-6780.
For all children. Info: 231-5560. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless, music and storytime. 10:30 a.m. every Friday through July 29. Ages 2 – 3. Info: 231-5580.
Louisville Science Center: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition,” see the White Witch’s Throne, use a real working catapult and visit mythical creatures of Narnia in this interactive exhibit. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun – Thurs, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri and Sat. Exhibit runs through Sept 18. $13 adults, $11 children 2 – 12. Info: (502) 561- 6100 ext. 6111.
Lexington Art League: “Love and Things Like Love,” an exhibition exploring the topics of love, loss, compassion, intimacy and disconnect. Open through July 10. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Loudon House, 209 Castlewood Drive. Info: 254-7024. The Headley-Whitney Museum: “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection.” Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 adults, $7 students and seniors, children 5 & under free. Exhibit runs through Sept. 4. Info: 255-6653. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: One World, Many Crafts: Drop-in Craft. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. every Friday through July 22.
Saturday 2 Lexington Farmer’s Market: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Saturday. Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Info: 608-2655. 4th of July Events: Artist’s Market. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lexington History Museum Front Lawn. Info: 425-2590. Bluegrass Farmers Market: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Saturday and 3 – 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop, Richmond Road. Info: 548-3516. Bleu Plate Walking Tour: A culinary tour with stops at local restaurants in downtown Lexington. 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. ever Saturday through October. Info: 1-800-979-3370 or www.bleuplatetours.com. Central Baptist Education Center: Prenatal Yoga: 10 - 11 a.m. Saturdays and also 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. $50 for 8 classes, $55 for 10 and $60 for 12. Held at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington
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Green. Info: 260-4354. Good Foods Market & Cafe: Eat Local Celebration, local farmers and producers will sample local products. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 455D Southland Drive. Info: 275-1244. 4th of July Events: Red, White and BOOM! A country music marathon ending with a fireworks show. Noon – 10 p.m. $5, children 12 & under free. Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Info: 425-2590. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Scenic Railroad Independence Day rides. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 children, free for children 2 & under. Info: 873- 2476. LexDance: Contra Dance, caller and band TBA. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8 - 11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students. Location TBA. Info: 552-5433. Raven Run: Stargazing. 9:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 272-6105. Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. every Saturday through July 30. Ages 4 & up. Info: 231-5580.
Sunday 3 Lexington Farmer’s Market: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Sunday. Southland Drive. Info: 608-2655. Bleu Plate Walking Tour: A culinary tour with stops at local restaurants in downtown Lexington. 2 p.m. every Sunday through October. Info: 1-800-979-3370 or www. bleuplatetours.com. UK Art Museum: Artful Sunday: American landscapes. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free. Info: 2575716. Equus Run Vineyards: Tunes in the Vines Sunday Socials, pack a picnic and enjoy live music by local musicians. 2 – 4 p.m. Free. 1280 Moores Mill Road. Info: 846-9463. Div. Of Parks & Rec: Last Chance Registration for the Bluegrass 10,000 Race. 2 – 6 p.m. Parks Administrative Offices, 469 Parkway Drive. Info: 288-2946 or 288-2953. 4th of July Events: Patriotic Music Concert at Transylvania University and Gratz Park. 5:30 p.m. Info: 425-2590.
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ceremony at 10 a.m. Starting line at Midland Avenue. Info: 288-2900. 4th of July Events: Downtown Street Festival: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kids Zone located on the corner of Short Street and Limestone. Free children’s craft activities from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence: 11:15 a.m. at Main Street and Fifth Third Bank. Parade: 2 p.m. Midland Avenue to Broadway. July 4 Live! 6 – 9:30 p.m. Live music, food and vendors. Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Info: 4252590. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. West Virginia Power. 7:05 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 12:05 p.m. Wednesday. $8 box seats Sun – Thurs., $9 Fri. & Sat. Info: 2524487.
Swimming in Lexington just got a little healthier. This summer at Southland and Woodland Aquatic Centers, concession stands are offering grapes, apples, bananas, strawberries, yogurt and wraps along with hot dogs, fries and soda. The new healthy choices are thanks to a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition. Founded in 2003, the Coalition is “dedicated to making healthy eating and regular physical activity popular and accessible to Lexington tweens in their homes, schools and communities.” But will kids really choose yogurt over hot dogs? Apparently, yes. “When I went to Southland pool, the concession people said they were surprised to see kids come up on their own and order a banana,” said
Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. Audience seating starts at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. every Monday night. $10 adults, $5 for students with ID. 214 E. Main St. Info: 252-8888. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Movies on the Big Screen. 1:30 p.m. For all ages. Reservations required. Info: 231-5534.
Tuesday 5 Lexington Farmer’s Market: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on Broadway & Maxwell Streets. Info: 608-2655. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR. 9 a.m. - noon. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Anita Courtney, chairperson of the Tweens Coalition. “Often, the unhealthy choice will win out, but as adults we have an obligation to surround kids with healthy food.” Especially in Kentucky, which is ranked third in the country in obesity and where one in three children in the state are obese or overweight. The new healthy choices will be available at the two pools all summer long, and a special “Veggin’ Out at the Pools” event is scheduled for Friday, July 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Southland Pool. The event is co-sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, Lexington Farmer’s Market and Good Foods Market & Cafe. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: www.lexingtonky. gov/index.aspx?page=198
Carnegie Center: Creative Web Design for Teens. 1:30 – 4 p.m. July 5 – 8. $30. Registration required. Info: 254-4175. Div. of Parks & Rec: Southland Jamboree, bluegrass concert series. 7 p.m. every Tuesday through September. Free. 205 Southland Drive. Info: 276-2692. Big Band & Jazz Concert Series. 7 p.m. every Tuesday through August. Free. Ecton Park. Info: 2882925. Adult Fall Softball Sign-Ups. Priority registration July 5 – 8 for returning 2010 fall teams. New teams register July 11 – 29. Team fee $255 plus $25 sanction fee. Info: 288-2919. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples: 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. $40. Registration required.
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Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Central Library: A Golden Book Storytime. 10 – 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 – 6. Reservations required. Info: 231-5534. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. 11 a.m. every Tuesday through July 26. Ages 6 – 18 months. The Amazing Library Race. 2 – 3 p.m. Grades 1 – 3. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through July 26. Ages 6 – 18 months. Info: 231-5580.
Wednesday 6 Carnegie Center: Film 101. 5:30 – 7 p.m. every Wednesday through August 10. Ages middle school – adult. $78, video camera required to participate (camcorder, cell phone, etc;) Registration required. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Living Healthy with Diabetes English & Spanish Bilingual class. 6 - 7 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1360 Versailles Rd. Free. Registration required. Info: 288-2410. St. Joseph Hospital East: Breastfeeding Class. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $25 per couple. Registration required. Info: 967-2229. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Wee Learners: Explore the World. 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Ages 2 – 5. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Central Library: Kirby’s Preschool Playhouse Summer Edition. 10 a.m. every Wednesday through July 27. Ages 3 – 5. Info: 231- 5534. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 – 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday through July 27. Ages 3 – 5. Info: 231-5560. Northside Branch: Stone Carving for Kids. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5590. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday through July 27. Ages 12 – 24 months. Stone Carving for Kids. 11 a.m. noon. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5580. Village Branch: Stone Carving for Kids. 2 – 3 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5575.
Thursday 7 Lexington Convention Center: Children’s Ministry Expo. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. $25. Heritage Hall. Info: 233-4567. Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Night: Wonderful World of Reptiles, reptile-related activities and art projects for pre-kindergartners and their parents. 4:30 – 6 p.m. $2 adult, $5 children. Live Reptile 24 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Night, with an American alligator, Burmese python and more. 6 – 8 p.m. Suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children 12 & under. Info: 252-5222. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6 - 8:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Stone Carving for Kids. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Couponing 101, learn how to save money with Debbi Morris, the Fru-Gal. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For adults. Free. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Central Branch: Stone Carving for Kids. 10 – 11 a.m. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5534. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. every Thursday through July 28. Ages 2 – 3. Stone Carving for Kids. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560. Northside Branch: Preschool Playtime. 10:30 – 11 a.m. every Thursday through July 28. Ages 3 – 5. Info: 231-5590. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through July 28. Ages 3 & up. Info: 2315580. Village Branch: Paws to Read. Read out loud to a licensed therapy dog. 5 – 6 p.m. every Thursday through July 21. Ages 7 – 12. Reservations required. SpanishEnglish Bilingual Family Storytime. 6 – 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through July 27. Ages 2- 5. Info: 231-5575.
Friday 8 Berea Craft Festival: Featuring 115 top artists, musicians, folk dancers and children’s activities. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday. $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free. Free parking and shuttle service. Historic Indian Fort Theater. Info: (800) 598-5263. Boyle Co. Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free. Registration required. Info: 583-1107. Kentucky Mudworks: Open House, see demonstrations and children’s activities throughout the day. Friday and Saturday. Free. Info: 389-9681. Southland Aquatic Center: Veggin’ Out at the Pool, a dinner featuring local foods prepared by Good Foods chefs. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 child. Southland Aquatic Center. Info: 275-1244 / www.lexingtonky. gov/index.aspx?page=198 Lex. Ballet Company: Ballet in the Vines. 7 p.m. $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill
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•••weekend••• Saturday 9 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Lex. Ballet Company: Ballet in the Vines. 7 p.m. $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road. Info: 846-9463. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Playing With Color. 2 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5534. Northside Branch: Saturday Science Time. 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Ages 5 – 8. Info: 231-5590.
Sunday 10 Second Sunday: Beaumont Trailhead Bike Event. 2 – 4 p.m. For all ages, children under 12 must ride on a tandem bike with adult. Free. Meet at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Info: www.2ndsundayky. com. Lexington Convention Center: Kentucky Bride Bridal Show. 1 – 5 p.m. $12. Info: 233-4567. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: New Brother/New Sister class. 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Ages 3 - 7. Free. Registration required. Great Expectations childbirth class. 5 - 7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Monday 11 The Red Mile: The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. July 11 – 16. General admission $5 Monday – Thursday, $10 Saturday and Sunday. Grandstand seating and box seats also available. For complete list of events and times visit www. lexjrleague.com. 1200 Red Mile Road. Info: 252-8014. Kentucky Mudworks: “Monster Mash” and “Around the World in Clay” Kids Clay Camps. 9 a.m. - noon or 2 – 5 p.m. July 11 – 15. Ages 6 – 11 and 12 – 15. $150. Info: 389-9681. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Diabetes Basics class Part 1. 10 a.m. - noon. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Free. Registration required. Info: 288-2423. Jessamine Co. Library: Summer Storytime.
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Bluegrass Baby Wearing Group: 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 608-7938. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 1 - 2 p.m. 1530 Nicholasville Road, Free. Info: 288-2423 Frankfort Regional Med. Ctr: Breastfeeding Basics class. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Free if delivering at FRMC. Registration required. Info: (877) 376-2631.
Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Health Chats about Diabetes. 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Free. UK Polk Dalton Clinic. Info: 288-2423. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. Savannah Sand Gnats. 7:05 p.m. July 12 – 15. $8 box seats Sun – Thurs., $9 Fri. & Sat. Info: 252-4487. La Leche League of Lexington Monthly meeting: 7:15 p.m. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Free. Info: 608-7938.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Leonardos art Lex Public Library: Beaumont activities. 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Ages Branch: Mike Hemmelgarn: 2 - 5. Reservations required. Info: Comedy Juggler & Ventriloquist. 231-5570. Central Library: Mike 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Hemmelgarn: Comedy Juggler & Reservations required. Info: Four Day Ventriloquist. 10 – 11 a.m. Ages 4 231-5570. Eagle Creek Branch: Junior Camps & up. Reservations required. Info: Jump, Baby, Jump. 11 – 11:20 231-5534. Eagle Creek Branch: a.m. every Monday through July June 7-10, 14-17, Mike Hemmelgarn: Comedy 25. Ages 18 – 30 months. Info: 23121-24, 28-July 1 Juggler & Ventriloquist. 2 – 3 5560. Northside Branch: Mike p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations Hemmelgarn: Comedy Juggler & July 12-15, 19-22, required. Info: 231-5560. Tates 259-GOLF (4653) Ventriloquist. 2 – 3 p.m. Ages 4 & 26-29 Creek Branch: Mike Hemmelgarn: Conveniently located 1/2 Mile up. Reservations required. Info: South of the airport on Man O’ Comedy Juggler & Ventriloquist. August 2-5, 9-12 231-5590. Village Branch: Mike War Blvd 2129Beautiful-FamilyMagAd(Jul):2129Beautiful-FamilyMagAd(Jul) 6/23/11 1:56 PM &Page 1 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Hemmelgarn: Comedy Juggler WWW.MANOWARGOLF.COM Reservations required. Info: 231Ventriloquist. 11 a.m. - noon. Ages 5580. 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5575.
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Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Safe Sitter class: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 11-13. $75. Registration required. Class meets at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Art of Breastfeeding class. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Jessamine Co. Library: Pétanque
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Thursday 14 Jessamine Co. Library: Bean There: Coffee Country to Country. Noon – 1 p.m. For adults. Virtual Field Trip: Cleveland Museum of Art, “Knights, Castles and Kings.” 2 – 3 p.m. For Kindergarten through adult. Registration required. Info: (859) 885-3523. Good Foods Market & Cafe: Fruity Summer Desserts, a class showcasing the fruits of the season. 7 – 9 p.m. $18 owners, $20 others. Registration required. 455D Southland Drive. Info: 275-1244. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Tai Chi Fan Dance. 2 – 2:45 p.m. Ages 5 – 10. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Eagle Creek Branch: Physics Petting Zoo. 4 – 5 p.m. Grades 4 – 5. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560. Northside Branch: Wild West Day with Buddy the Miniature Horse. 2 – 3 p.m. For all ages. Info: 231-5590. Tates Creek Branch: One World, Many Voices: Passport to Antarctica. 2 p.m. For age 6 & up. Reservations required. Family Game Night. 6 – 8 p.m. every Thursday through July 28. Ages 8 – 12. Info: 231- 5580.
Friday 15 Louisville Zoo: Zoovie Movie Night, “Monsters vs. Aliens.” Field opens at 6 p.m., movie begins at sundown. Free for zoo members, $5 for non-members. Info: (502) 459-2181. Kentucky Horse Park: Breyerfest 2011, “Fairytails.” Events include model horse shows, trade fair, swap meet, workshops and more. Runs July 15-17. 3-day tickets, $85 adults, $55 children 12 & under. Single day tickets, $20 adults, $10 children 12 & under. Info: (973) 694-5006 / www.breyerhorses. com. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Making Instruments for the Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band program on July 18. 3 – 4 p.m. Attendance is required at both events. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 2315570. Tates Creek Branch: Skeletons and Skulls, learn to identify bones and mammal skulls with BCTC faculty. 2 p.m. Ages 8 – 12. 28 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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•••weekend••• Saturday 16 Evans Orchard: Sweet Corn Festival, enjoy craft booths, pony rides and live music. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Info: (502) 863-2255. Carnegie Center: Young Readers Club: 11 a.m. - noon. Grades 1-2. Free. Registration required. Info: 254-4175. McConnell Springs: Junior Naturalist “Solar Shadows.” 11 a.m. - noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. Info: 225-4073. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Weekend Intensive. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $155. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.
workshop: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. July 18 – 21. Grades K – 2. $20. Registration required. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Diabetes Basics class Part 2. 10 a.m. - noon. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Free. Registration required. Info: 288-2423. Jessamine Co. Library: Summer Storytime. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Ages 0 – 5. Adult Book Discussion, “Country Driving: a Journey through China from Farm to Factory.” 7 p.m. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Info: 288-2423.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Ronald McDonald rides the train. 2 p.m. $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 children, free for children 2 & under. Info: 873- 2476.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 11 a.m. noon. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Northside Branch: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5590. Village Branch: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 2 – 3 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5575.
Lexington Legends: Legends vs. Hagerstown Suns. 7:05 p.m. July 16 – 18. $8 box seats Sun – Thurs., $9 Fri. & Sat. Info: 252-4487.
Jessamine Co. Library: Waggin’ Tales, read to a registered canine companion. 2 – 4 p.m. Grades 1 – 5. Registration required. Info: (859) 885-3523.
Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club with basic lessons offered. 2 - 4 p.m. Ages 8 & up, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 231-5560.
Sunday 17 Raven Run: Little Explorers Nature Walk. 1 p.m. Ages 3 – 7. Free. Registration required. Info: 272-6105. Div. Of Parks & Rec: Super Sunday, watch basketball teams from Lexington’s Dirt Bowl League play and listen to live music. 2 p.m. Douglass Park. Info: 288-2955. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Art of Breastfeeding class. 2 - 3:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Game Day, board games and Wii. 2 – 4 p.m. For children and teens. Info: 231-5534.
Monday 18 Kentucky Mudworks: “Teen Wheelthrowing” and “Outer Space” Kids Clay Camps. 9 a.m. - noon or 2 – 5 p.m. July 18 - 22. Ages 6 – 11 and 12 – 15. $150. Info: 389-9681. Carnegie Center: EcoLiteracy Art & Poetry
Jessamine Co. Library: One World, Many Stories with “The Whip Guy,” a show featuring history, physics and whip-cracking entertainment. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 7 – 8 p.m. For all ages. Info: (859) 885-3523. Lexington Lions’ Club: Bluegrass Fair, with rides, games and attractions. Gates open 5 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. weekends July 19 – 24. $5, children 6 & under free. Free parking. Masterson Station Park. Info: 2331465. Carnegie Center: Family Game Night. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Free. Registration required. Info: 288-2423. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 10 – 11 a.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5534. Eagle Creek Branch: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560. Tates Creek Branch: Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band. 2 – 3 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 2315580. Village Branch: Tai Chi and Chinese Fan Dance. 3 p.m. Ages 6 – 12. Reservations required. Info: 231-5575.
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•••weekend••• Wednesday 20 Jessamine Co. Library: Henna for Teens, watch a Hindi-influenced movie, taste Indian cuisine and have a temporary henna tattoo drawn. 1 – 3 p.m. Grades 6 – 12. Registration and parental permission required. Info: (859) 885-3523. St. Joseph Hospital East: Breastfeeding Class. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $25 per couple. Registration required. Info: 967-2229. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Fun Stations: Important Things to Know in Kindergarten. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ages 4 – 5. Info: 231-5534. Tates Creek Branch: Welcome to Mario’s World, make your own 3-D figurines of Mario and Luigi. 2 p.m. Ages 8 – 12. Reservations required. Info: 231-5580.
Thursday 21 Jessamine Co. Library: Bean There: Coffee Country to Country. Noon – 1 p.m. For adults. Virtual Field Trip: Cleveland Museum of Art, “Aztec, Maya and More.” 2 – 3 p.m. For Kindergarten through adult. Registration required. Info: (859) 885-3523. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Ephraim McDowell Med. Ctr: Breastfeeding support group. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free. Danville. Info: (859) 239-2534. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Annie,” the Tony Award winning Broadway musical about the brave and optimistic little girl named Annie, an orphan searching for her family. July 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., July 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and July 24 at 2 and 6 p.m. $17 adults, $14 children. 418 West Short St. Info: 254-4546. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Pizza & Paperbacks. 6 – 7 p.m. For middle schoolers. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560. Northside Branch: Chinese Art and Culture. 2 – 3 p.m. Ages 6 – 10. Reservations required. Info: 2315590.
Friday 22 LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Doug Singleton and open band. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8 - 11 p.m. $6 adults, $4 students. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. 30 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Saturday 23 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR. 9 a.m. - noon. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9 a.m. - noon. $25 per couple. Registration required. Info: 257-5168. Kentucky Mudworks: “Try It! Wheelthrowing!” Noon – 2 p.m. Adults and children 6 & up. Firing available for $20. Info: 389-9681. Louisville Zoo: Superhero Day, come dress as your favorite superhero and meet the Green Lantern. Noon – 4 p.m. $12.95 adults, $9.50 children and seniors, free for children 2 & under. Info: (502) 459-2181 Jessamine Co. Library: Waggin’ Tales, read to a registered canine companion. 2 – 4 p.m. Grades 1 – 5. Registration required. Info: (859) 885-3523. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Barbara Ramlow and the Berea Cast-Offs. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. $7 adults, $4 students. Russell Acton Folk Center, Berea. Info: 985-5501.
Sunday 24 Lexington Convention Center: Lexington Reptile Expo. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $4.50, children 6 & under free. Info: 233-4567. Jessamine Co. Library: Keltricity! Live Irish music. 1 – 5 p.m. Summer Reading Finale with Magician Doug Doolin. 2 – 3 p.m. For all ages. Info: (859) 885-3523. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Art of Breastfeeding class. 2 - 3:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Monday 25 RoboKats Waterbotics Camp: Learn how robotics is changing the world, then design, build and operate an underwater vessel. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 25 – 29. For girls entering 9th and 10th grade. $100 registration fee, $50 refunded with perfect attendance. Info: 257-3780. Kentucky Mudworks: “Prehistoric Era” Kids Clay Camp. 9 a.m. - noon or 2 – 5 p.m. July 25 – 29. Ages 6 – 11 and 12 – 15. $150. Info: 389-9681. Carnegie Center: EcoLiteracy Art & Poetry workshop: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. July 25 - 28. Grades 3 - 5. $20. Registration required. Info: 254-4175.
La Leche League of Lexington Monthly meeting: 11:30 a.m. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Free. Info: 420-6262. YMCA of Central Ky: “Run the Streets.” A running group to prepare for a 10K. Program meets Mondays and Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 – 10 a.m. July 25 – October 8. Ages 10 – 18. Free. Info: 219-9622 ext. 15.
Tuesday 26 Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: English & Spanish Bilingual Diabetes Support Group. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1360 Versailles Rd. Free. Info: 2882410. Good Foods Market & Cafe: “What’s on Your Plate?” A film about two 11-year-old city kids as they explore their place in the food chain over the course of a year. Discussion to follow the film. 6:30 – 9 p.m. For parents and schoolaged children. Lexington Public Library Central Branch. Free. Info: 275-1244. Ephraim McDowell Med. Ctr: Preparing to Breastfeed class. 7 - 9 p.m. Free. Danville. Info: (859) 239-2534. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Magic Tree House Club: Dingoes at Dinnertime. 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Ages 6 – 8. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Eagle Creek Branch: Stories Before Bedtime Summer Picnic. 6:30 – 7 p.m. Ages 3 – 5. Reservations required. Info: 231-5560.
Wednesday 27 Cincinnati Zoo: Question and Answer session with Reds players, also a chance to meet Mr. Redlegs and Rosie Red. Noon – 1 p.m. Wings of Wonder Theatre. Info: (513) 281-4700. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Extreme Explorers, stories, games and art. 3 – 4 p.m. Ages 6 – 12. Reservations required. Info: 231-5570. Northside Branch: The 39 Clues Book Club. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Ages 7 – 11. Info: 231-5590. Tates Creek Branch: Family Night: See the World. Movie night and a take-home craft. 7 p.m. Ages 4 – 9. Reservations required. Info: 231-5580.
Thursday 28 Cookout for a Cause: A benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $5, tickets on sale July 22 – 27. Richmond Place, 3051 Rio Dosa Drive. Info: 537-3192.
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Friday 29 Raven Run: Night Insect Walk, travel the trails and search for nocturnal insects. 8:30 p.m. Free. Info: 272-6105.
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Eyeing a Remedy for Poor Grades
ow that the school year has come and gone, you may be asking yourself –Why didn’t my child perform better? What could be wrong? It might be a visual problem. Three out of every four children with reading difficulties have diminished visual skills, even if they have 20-20 vision. This could be a reason for poor performance in school, said Versailles optometrist, Dr. Rick Graebe, who is board certified in vision development and vision rehabilitation. Vision Therapy can improve both skills, which are learned. Visual skills consist of two categories. 1. Visual Efficiency or how the eyes point and focus. 2. Visual Processing or Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates and Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665
“Through eye therapy, my son is thriving. His reading, writing and selfesteem have gone up exponentially. He is so much happier.” -- L. Stone (5/12/09) how the brain processes information the eyes receive Vision Therapy is noninvasive and involves no medication. Instead, the therapy consists of a series of sequenced exercises that help build pathways in the brain. This results in improved visual skills that can last a lifetime. Like any other skill, practice makes perfect. After patients perform 20-60 minutes of exercises a day for a few months, almost all patients improve dramatically. “There is a 95% success rate, only if the patients do their work,” Dr. Graebe said. “We don’t wave a magic wand. “We create an environment that allows the brain to teach itself. And we don’t set children up for failure.” Some children, although they
have 20-20 vision, cannot always comprehend what they are seeing. Obviously, this causes problems in the classroom. Separate steps and exercises performed over weeks and months can build and restore skills like visualization, visual memory and concentration – all of which can have major effects on academic performance. It is sad that many children are not reaching their full potential in school because of their visual problems, Dr. Graebe said. With help from Vision Therapy, academic careers are transformed. “Half of the kids who are bright, can’t show the world how bright they are due to diminished visual skills,” Dr. Graebe said. “If they lack these necessary skills, they will always fall behind.” Y
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Thumb-Sucking Is Normal for Young Kids
lmost all babies suck their thumbs, fingers or hands -- starting in the
womb. This continues after birth and includes pacifiers (pacis) and other objects as well. Infants and children suck to get nutrition from breasts or bottles, but they also suck for other reasons. Non-nutritive sucking is normal and helps calm a baby and provides comfort, security and emotional control. Children do this when anxious, upset, tired or bored. About 90% of children stop sucking between 2 and 4 years of age. This still leaves between 25%-40% of preschoolers who suck their thumbs (or fingers), and at least 10% who are still doing this after 6 years of age. Most cultures throughout the world use some sort of pacifier with their babies. When it is time to wean, pacifiers are a lot easier to get rid of than thumbs or fingers. Although it’s not known why for sure, pacifiers have been shown to reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Pacis should be given to an infant when he goes to sleep. A pacifier should not be “forced” on a baby, nor should it be dipped in a sweet solution. A pacifier should never be tied around a baby’s neck, arm or onto the crib. Ideally, a one-piece pacifier should be used and cleaned regularly.
For nursing infants, it is recommended to hold off on pacifiers until a month of age when breastfeeding is firmly established. Non-nutritive sucking is not without its complications. Prolonged thumb-sucking can lead to a narrowing of the palate and misalignment of the teeth. There are a number of ways to stop persistent thumbsucking. The first step is to ignore the problem. Often when the child starts school, peer pressure will cause her to quit. The next step is to praise her for those times she is noticed not sucking her thumb. A star chart with a reward system for not thumb-sucking may also work. There are commercial preparations to brush on the thumb that give it a bitter taste (which will hopefully discourage sucking it). Keeping the hands busy with something else can decrease sucking. The hands can be covered at night to discourage this, as well. If thumb-sucking starts to cause dental complications, there are appliances that can be placed in the mouth that interfere with thumb-sucking. This may eliminate the habit. The key thing to remember about thumb-sucking cessation is that children will do more non-nutritive sucking when stressed because it calms them. Y
Dr. Charles Ison is a University of Kentucky graduate who has practiced in his hometown of Lexington since 1993. He is a partner in Pediatric and Adolescent Associates.
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Scholar Athlete of the Month Boy Oh Boy: She Is a Great Athlete
aybe it’s because she works out with her grandfather, Dwight “Speedy” Price, who played for Adolph Rupp’s 1951 championship basketball team, but Kayla Price started her sports career as one of the boys. Kayla, 18, who just graduated from Henry Clay High and will play soccer at UK in the fall, started her soccer career on a LYSA boys team. She also played Little League baseball with the boys, earning a spot on the Eastern Little League all-star team as a
a hilarious impersonation of Rupp. No impersonation is required for Kayla as a star athlete. She’s the real deal. Along with excelling as the starting point guard on the basketball team, Kayla is a four-time team MVP as the goalie on the girls soccer team. Kayla is so dominant that she was selected to the All-State team all four years in high school. She led Henry Clay to the state
School: Henry Clay High • Grade: 12th • Sport: Soccer, basketball • Academics: Kayla has a 3.5 GPA and is a National Honor Society member. Parents: Lynn & Dwight 12-year-old. Sports come easily to Kayla, who excelled in soccer and basketball at Henry Clay, winning the Coaches Cup this year as Henry Clay’s top female athlete. All those workouts with granddad obviously paid off. “I like working out with him. He has lots of stories about the old days,” said Kayla, adding that her grandfather does
tournament as a junior and was the Regional MVP as a senior, even though Henry Clay lost in the Regional final. She is such a good athlete that in penalty kick situations she plays goalie and then kicks for Henry Clay on offense. After she started soccer on the LYSA boys team, she became a Select player when she was 8, always playing at the highest level. At 15, she played
Kayla Price on the Lexington FC Premier team that advanced further in the Regional championships than any other Kentucky girls team. No wonder UK offered her a scholarship “Kayla is a clear leader and a serious competitor,” her mother Lynn said. Kayla also appreciates the finer qualities of the game. “I love how every play in every game is different,” she said. “And the girls on the team are artists with their feet. It’s beautiful to watch.” In June, Kayla – a solid student with a 3.5 GPA in advanced and AP classes – started school at UK. She enjoys science, worked at Henry Clay as a student trainer and plans to study “something in the medical field.” She has a heart for helping others, serving as a peer tutor at Henry Clay and volunteering with LYSA’s TOPSoccer program for those with disabilities. “I don’t judge people,” she said. “This is just a way to help, an opportunity to change someone’s life.” Y
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