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The Parenting Offenses of John Rosemond


sually, I just ignore John factly, “that’s where my dad threw aWhen 12-year-old Jerry Rosemond’s weekly column Freddie.” Blanco was caught smoking, his dad in the local paper, but Richie’s brother Freddie was 11 at marched him out to the front of the occasionally he writes something so the time. driveway and made Jerry smoke a bizarre, it demands response. (Eight years later, after Freddie’s huge cigar while whacking him with Recently, the self-appointed third arrest for petty theft, the a stick. parenting expert wrote about the judge gave him a choice – jail or the We did what most neighbors did “psychology parenting revolution of military. Freddie enlisted in the back then – nothing. We ignored the 1960s and early 1970s...” when Marines.) Jerry’s agonized cries. “experts came along and Yeah, the good ol’ Golden That hole in the wall? ‘Oh,’ ruined everything.” Years of parenting. Rosemond pines for the Many of us who grew up Richie said, ‘that’s where my Golden Years of Parenting then were so revolted by dad threw Freddie.’ – the pre-expert age when the intolerant, insensitive, all parents were wise, joyless, smoke-filled world capable and fair. we inherited from our parents, we (Jerry grew up to be a smoker). Of course, no such Golden Age protested in the streets. aOnce, when I was about 13 existed – certainly not the 1950s We also vowed to raise our and visiting my best friend, Richie when I grew up. children more compassionately. Kenstler, I asked about the huge Here’s a snapshot of what I recall If John Rosemond calls that the hole in the wall in his bedroom. from my childhood. ruination of parenting, so be it. Y “Oh,” Richie said matter-of-

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Summer Camp Fair Lex. Family’s 10th annual Fair was a rockin’ success. Read about it and the winners of our 8th Annual Writing Contest Short Stuff City pool passes, Visit by President Bush, Lex. Family On-line, and Recipe of the Month

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Why Summer Camp? Local parents explain the benefits of summer camp Adult Day Programs Day programs help caregivers and their aging relatives Retirement Planning Guaranteeing yourself a steady income after you retire

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On the Cover Grayson Chapman, 4-year-old son of Lauren Forbess of Lexington and Steven Chapman, is ready for a summer of catching fireflies. Photo by Robin Allen Photography

giveaways This month you can win 4 sets of 4 tickets to see Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. Ride the world’s longest water coaster and the brand new Sparkler high flyin’ ride. Info: 1-877-GO-FAMILY or www.

We are giving away 3 sets of 2 tickets to Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s performance of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” on May 3 & 4. Info: 233-3535 or www.

Win 1 of 3 copies of “Flicka Country Pride,” starring Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black in a horselovers’ tale for the whole family from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. To register for these giveaways, visit www.lexingtonfamily. com or call 223-1765 by April 30 for the “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” tickets, and by May 20 for “Flicka Country Pride” DVD and the Holiday World tickets. Identify which advertisement contains the icon of the smiling woman’s face pictured here. Also, tell us where you picked up the magazine.



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Kids were the center of attention at Lex. Family Magazine’s 10th annual Summer Camps & Activities Fair.

10th Annual Family Event Attracts More Than 3200


By Laurie Evans

hat did you do on Saturday, April 14, 2012? Can you remember? If you were one of the more than 3,200 folks who joined Lexington Family at our 10th annual Summer Camps and Activities Fair, I’m sure you haven’t forgotten. Perhaps you were one of the 529 people who streamed in the door in the first 15 minutes. You might even have been one of the lucky families from that early crowd who won four passes to see “Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3.” For the visitors to our Fair, held at Lexington Christian Academy, winning prizes was just a bonus. The main attractions were the 80 booths representing camps, birthday party venues, enrichment classes, private schools, tutoring services, health care professionals and other familyfriendly businesses. Parents signed up their children for camps, scheduled birthday parties,

found a doctor or dentist, registered for classes and even learned about foster care and adoption opportunities. While their parents were busy talking to vendors, kids kept busy, too. They had their faces painted, their hair done and their nails painted. They tested how high they could jump, learned taekwondo kicks, played a giant game of Connect 4, experimented with dry ice, and did the limbo. Kids tried on costumes, made healthy snacks, blew a train whistle, jumped in an inflatable bouncee and perfected their tee-ball skills. Our visitors met Big “L,” “Ariel,” the Chick-fil-A cow, and several princesses and ballerinas. Parents took home bags and bags of information, flyers and giveaways. Valtina Ballew,a Lexington mother, brought her 9- and 13-year-olds to look for camps. “There was really a lot of information about things I didn’t even know existed in Lexington,” Ballew said.

Camp Fair Winners “Disney on Ice: Toys Story 3” Tickets Valtina Ballew Penny duToit Becky Hiler Robin Clendening Landon Locker The Hahnenestein Family Marion Jarboe Carla Marsharbash

American Girl Doll Dawsyn Sallee Free Weeks of Camp Joe Goecke, Isaac Jensen Christina Walker, Gwen Junge Isabella Castro, Kathy Kinco Tracy Poff, Lisa Boecke Debbie Hanley Bunkbed

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We heard that from many of the families we met at the Fair. Nikki Brown brought her 4-year-old and 16-month-old. “I want to get my kids involved in activities,” Brown said. “This was a great opportunity to see a lot of things all at once.” Brown entered her children in Lexington Family’s Cover Model Contest. Robin Allen Photography’s booth was hopping the whole four hours as more than 200 kids stopped to have their photos taken. We will choose four winners to appear on Lexington Family Magazine covers over the next year. Some of the visitors at the Fair came for the Writing Contest awards. All six of our grand prize winners and all 18 of those who received honorable mention were on hand at 1 p.m. when Marvin Bartlett of Fox 56 handed out the prizes. It was truly an entertaining day with performances by loads of talented kids, including dancers from Lexington Dance Factory and Barbara Ann’s School of Dance, rock bands from the Lexington Music Academy, gymnasts from Legacy Gymnastics, the Starlight Singers from The Lexington Children’s Theatre and athletes from Tiger Kim’s TaeKwonDo. I sure hope you didn’t miss it. But if you did, you can check out our Camp Directory at our website at www. Didn’t win a prize? Be sure to “like” us on Facebook where we give away prizes every week. And mark your calendars now – next year’s Fair will be Saturday, April 13, 2013. Y

827 Young Authors Entered Writing Contest


By Laurie Evans

ight years ago when Lexington Family held its first writing contest, 125 young authors wrote to tell us about a dream they had for their lives. As the contest became an established event that teachers looked for as a challenge for their students each year, the number of entries kept doubling. And this spring, for our 8th Annual Writing Contest, we asked kids in grades K-5 from all over the Bluegrass to write an essay of 100 words or less on the theme “Imagine If I Were an Animal...” Central Kentucky kids responded in a big way! We had entries from 827 writers, 200 more than last year. Many of the essays came from the 34 teachers from 21 different schools who asked their entire classes to enter. Plus, we had individual entries from dozens of kids, including homeschoolers from across the state. Our sponsors helped inspire these kids, offering cool prizes, including McKenna

(the newest American Girl doll), model horses from Breyerfest, and dozens of games from Hasbro. The entries showcased the imaginations of our young authors. Can you guess what the most popular animal was with our writers? We had two favorites – puppies who like to snuggle with their owners, and cheetahs, because they are fast. We also had children who imagined they were horses running in the Derby, eagles soaring through the sky, monkeys who did not have to clean their rooms or do homework, and dolphins who swim in the sea. One little girl wanted to be the harp seal that had been adopted by pop singer Taylor Swift.

One boy wrote that he wanted to be a gorilla because he didn’t want to give up having thumbs. One of my personal favorites was a young man who wanted to be a “kind and generous” anaconda. It was very difficult to choose just a handful of winners, but after much consideration our panel of judges was able to narrow the entries down to six Grand Prize winners and 12 who were awarded Honorable Mention. Winners were announced at Summer Camp & Activities Fair on April 14. (For a complete list of the winners, visit Look for all the details on next year’s contest. Essays will be due at the end of March 2013. Y

Grand Prize Winners

K-1st grade: (Girls) Jordan Frye, Mary Queen; (Boys) Jack Ayoob, Rosa Parks 2nd-3rd grade: (Girls) Hannah Long, Meadowthorpe; Jackson Gonzalez, Liberty 4th-5th grade: (Girls) Jordan Gal, Mary Queen; Trevor Prather, Picadome

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Motorcycle Poker Run to Highlight Armed Forces Day

City Pool Passes Are Available Online May 1


ool passes good for the seven swimming pools located throughout Lexington are available online beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and will be available through May 18. To encourage online purchases, Lexington Parks & Recreation is offering a $5 discount for single pass purchases and a $10 discount for family passes purchased through the online process. To obtain web access, call 288-2980 or email parkswebhelp@lexingtonky. gov for your household’s user name and password. Passes also can be purchased at aquatic centers during operating hours


President Bush to Speak at Church in Richmond

ormer President George W. Bush will highlight “A Day Among Friends 2 – The Rest of the Story” at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond. The event is Thursday, May 3, 10 a.m. -noon at the church at 608 West Main Street. President Bush will appear at a onehour moderated question and answer session, and meet with guests afterward. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have a guest of President Bush’s caliber gracing St. Mark,” Father James W. Sichko said. “We are fortunate and blessed to be able to offer such an amazing variety of events to our community.” Mr. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, served two terms from 2000-2008. 6 |


beginning May 26. The costs are $50 for an individual pool pass and $160 for a family pool pass, which is good for up to six household family members. Additional family passes are $20 per household member. The aquatic centers are at Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland. The other pools are at Douglass, Picadome and Shillito. The four aquatic centers will open on Saturday, May 26, and all remaining pools will open at noon on Saturday, June 2. Info: 288-2973 or www.lexingtonky. gov/index.aspx?page=200 Y

He also served for six years as governor of Texas. President Bush, 65, is the son of George George W. Bush H.W. Bush – the 41st President of the United States. Since leaving office, he is a public speaker and has written a book about his life titled “Decision Points.” Tickets for the moderated question and answer session are $250. To participate in the meet and greet session with photo opportunities, tickets are $1,000. Info: (859) 623-2989. Y


he Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition will present the 2012 Armed Forces Day Motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday, May 19. Proceeds from the charity ride will benefit the KY Wounded Warrior Program. Single riders pay $15 and double riders pay $20. There will be prizes for highest and lowest hand, door prizes and raffle prizes. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon at Harley-Davidson Man O’ War at 2073 Bryant Road. Poker Run will begin at noon at Harley-Davidson Man O’ War and end at 4:30 p.m. at Northeast Christian Church at 990 Star Shoot Parkway. Entertainment, food and family activities will follow at the Armed Forces Day Family Fun Fair at Northeast Christian Church from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the BMAC KY Wounded Warrior Program are appreciated. The highlight of Armed Forces Day will be at the Armed Forces Day Community Salute to Troops program at Northeast Christian Church at 6 p.m. Civilians and Veterans will gather to recognize and pay tribute to currently serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Cadets in youth education, leadership training and military career exploration units will receive awards. Info: 971-8737 or www.bmaconline. org. Y


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my new heartbeat udy Blume obviously never met my daughter. One of my favorite scenes from “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” involves rambunctious, 2-year-old Fudge and his refusal to eat. His exasperated father places Fudge in the shower, dumps a bowl of cereal on his head after declaring “Eat it or wear it.” This would be more of a treat than a punishment for my

air like it’s the Olympic Katie Saltz torch. In case you were wondering how many places a toddler can manage to store food, the possibilities are endless. CeCe’s favorites are: w Her hair. Yogurt and shampoo are interchangeable.

CeCe Learns to Eat: What a Mess! daughter. My 17-month-old is learning to feed herself, so my kitchen constantly looks like a bowl of spaghetti exploded. Learning to use a spoon is a very complex skill when you think about it. CeCe uses her spoon to stab at her cup of applesauce like she is actually trying to kill her dinner before she eats it. When she decides it is sufficiently dead, she will attempt “the scoop.” Because of her chubby T-Rex arms, 90% of the actual food falls out on the way to her mouth. The remaining 10% somehow ends up in her ear. Our meals typically end with CeCe eating with her bare left hand, and her right holding her spoon triumphantly in the 8 |

w The walls. CeCe decided to redecorate the kitchen with a lovely shade of tomato sauce. I have since learned to place the high chair in the middle of the room with newspaper under it. w Her toes. How does a child reach her feet in a high chair? You tell me. w Under her rear. As you pick up a toddler from a high chair, you should expect to find a squished peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the seat of her pants – even if she was eating pasta. w Mommy’s neck. You will not notice this at first. Not until the food is dry and crusty and someone smells it on you. Follow Katie on her mommy blog at Y

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have the world’s cutest pet. So share a photo of your favorite furry creature and enter our “People & Their Pets” photo contest. Upload photos to our website (www. from May 1-31. Voting runs June 1-18. The photo with the most votes wins a prize valued at $100.

Visit Lexington Family Magazine’s website for day-to-day calendar updates, contest and giveaway specials and order free copies of our ancillary publications such as “Field Tip & Activity Guide,” “Baby Bump,” “Exceptional Family Ky,” and “Successful Aging Resource Guide.”

May [at] A Stress-free Shower: “Easy prep and money-saving tips for an expectant mama’s special day.” Mobile Mamas: “What are the best apps for tracking your pregnancy? See some top picks from readers.” Soothing Scents: “How aromatherapy can help you in the delivery room, and what scents to pack in your hospital bag.” Swaddling 101: “Keep your baby nice and snug by properly swaddling with this step-by-step guide.” Safe Sleeping: “A look at the safety of crib bumpers, by Bud Spoerl of Baby’s Room & Kids Too.” Plus: Giveaways!!! – Three lucky mamas can win a rock’n’roll lullaby CD at Enter by posting a response to our Giveaway question on the website or the Facebook page.

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w Drizzle bottom of a baking pan with olive oil • 2 cups of a favorite w Mix all ingredients in a bowl with your veggie cooked and hands and roll into balls (about the size of finely chopped (broccoli, ping-pong ball) cauliflower and carrots all w Drop them in the dish and bake at 350 work nicely) degrees for about 15 minutes • 1 egg w Flip the meatballs over and cook another 5-10 minutes (until turkey is cooked • 1/3 cup bread crumbs through.) • Olive oil w Let cool and enjoy • 1 lb. ground turkey

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Nutrition Content per serving: 268 calories 14.5g fat 10.4g carbs 23.9g protein

“My daughter will pick out any vegetable on her dinner plate and push it to the side, but the first time I made these veggie meatballs she gobbled them up. Sneaking in the veggies makes me feel like I’m giving her something nutritious. I made mine with broccoli (which is why they look moldy- I promise they are not), but several moms I know have substituted in their favorite vegetables and it worked fantastically. These meatballs can be thrown on top of some pasta or eaten as a main dish and keep well in the fridge for leftovers.

Katie Saltz is the mother of CeCe, 17 months old, and is the

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FCPS Summer Offerings Include P.E., Online Health, Credit Recovery Classes


ayette County Public Schools in June is offering a physical education class, an online health course and credit recovery for students who need to make up a class or wish to retake a course to improve their grade. The initial-credit P.E. class runs 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 11-22 (first session) and July 9-20 (second session) at Henry Clay and Bryan Station high schools. Pre-application forms are available in each high school’s guidance office. Students must have a hard copy of this form completed and signed by their counselor and a parent or guardian before registering. The P.E. classes are limited to the first 90 Fayette County students per session/per site. Out-of-county applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Registration began in April. Students may register for the P.E. class downtown in Room 201 at “It’s About Kids” Support Services between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Online health class registration is open through June 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at MLK Academy. To earn a half-credit for health, students may take the online summer session, which runs May 29-Aug. 8. Tuition is $125; reduced-lunch students pay $80, and free-lunch students pay $60. Payment must be cash, certified check or money order payable to MLK Academy. No business or personal checks will be accepted. Half-credit P.E. class tuition is $160; $100 for reduced lunch students, $75 for those receiving free lunches. Payments must be cash, certified check or money order payable to FCPS. No business or personal checks will be accepted. Info for P.E. class, call Pam White at (859) 381-4198. Info for the online health class, call Rita Stamey (859) 3814052. Y

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Day Trips at Two State Parks


ithin 100 miles of Lexington, Carter Caves State Resort Park and Lake Cumberland State Park offer families a chance to reconnect with nature and each other. Carter Caves, founded in 1946, today boasts 2,000 acres and a higher concentration of caves than anywhere else in the state. Carter Caves has an 89-site campground with two swimming facilities. Lake Cumberland, founded in 1951, has close to 3,000 acres of recreational space with 129 sites in its campground with three swimming facilities. Carter Caves also offers eight horse camp sites with electricity, water and sewer, and hitching posts for up to four horses. For those seeking something less rugged, both parks have lodges with Internet access and fully equipped guest cottages. Lake Cumberland has two lodges. Lure Lodge has an indoor pool that is open year-round, and Pumpkin Creek Lodge has several rooms with private wet bars. Lake Cumberland offers guests cottages, too, that have all the amenities of home. With both parks within easy driving distance (and inexpensive room rentals), families can save time and money staying close to home without sacrificing vacation memories. Carter Caves At a Glance

Caving – The park contains numerous caves and some are open for year-round tours. Cascade Cave and X-Cave can be visited on guided tours any time of the year. Golfing – The park offers miniature golf and a 9-hole regulation course. Nearby, Grayson Lake and Yatesville Lake Golf Courses offer 18-hole courses. Tennis – Equipment is available to overnight guests. Hiking – Carter Caves has 26 miles 12 |

of trails, ranging from half a mile to 10 miles. Horse backriding – Guests can take a 3.5 mile, 45-minute guided ride for $18 or take off on the trails with their own horse. Swimming – Lifeguard protected pool use is $2. Non-lodging guests pay $4 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. Fishing – Smokey Valley Lake is Kentucky’s first trophy bass lake. Guests can leave their own equipment at home

and rent free equipment on site. Canoeing – Guests can canoe at Smokey Valley Lake for $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tygart Creek Regretta Canoe Excursion on May 5 – This six-mile canoe trip will take guests through a scenic limestone gorge and limestone tunnel. Canoe experience is required and guests need to pre-register. The excursion costs $25 and will last about 3.5 hours. Pickin’ at the Caves – The first Monday of every month becomes a musical celebration at Lewis Caveland Lodge. Guests can bring their instruments and play with local musicians from 7 to 9 p.m. Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike – Guests can take a 7-mile hike through the park passing by the old Johnson home place, the former homestead of a well-known moonshiner. Cost is $10 and guests must pre-register.

Lake Cumberland At a Glance

Boating – Guests can bring their own boats to the marina and store them at one of 100 open slips, or rent one from the park. Fishing boats, house boats, pontoon boats and ski boats are available. Fishing – Guests can bring their own tackle box or rent all the gear from the Country Store and spend the day by the lake. Swimming – The park offers two pools for guests. The indoor pool at Lure Lodge is enclosed in an atrium, is temperature controlled and sits underneath a retractable skylight for summer days. Other guests can enjoy their time by the lifeguard protected outdoor pool open during the summer. Horse backriding – The park offers guided riding excursions that leave every hour. Hiking – The park’s hiking trails range from 1.6 miles to 4 miles. Tennis – Equipment is available to overnight guests. Disc golf – Instead of “ball” golf, guests can play with Frisbees on an 18hole course. Shuffleboard – The park provides the equipment. Game room – Guests can get their dose of video games. Y

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Why Summer Camp?


By Laurie Evans

amilies have so many options these days for filling their summers – visits to state parks, museums, water parks and enrichment classes, plus sports leagues and vacations. So with so many options open to families, why should they choose camp for their kids? Lexington Family Magazine went looking for answers from local moms and the kids themselves. Here’s what they had to say. What Parents Say: t Camp is an opportunity to learn things that aren’t taught in school. t Well-trained teenaged and college student counselors make good role models for children. t Kids get experiences that their parents may be unable to provide. t Kids are exposed to new people, new ideas and new experiences. t Activity reigns – not playing video games and staring at TV. Cassie Weig, a Lexington mom of 8-year-old Ethan and a full-time school health team leader, chooses a variety of camps for her son each summer. “I don’t want my child in regular day care all summer,” she said. “It feels like he doesn’t get a break from school.” In the past few years, Ethan has attended camps at Lexington Children’s Theatre, Curious Edge’s Club Scientific and the Living Arts and Science Center. Weig has been pleased with his experiences. “They get to do things that there just isn’t time to do in school,” she said. Weig likes that Ethan keeps learning all summer, saying, “It keeps him fresh. He’s still learning, but it breaks things up.” Jennifer Smith of Lexington is the mom of active 8-year-old twin girls, Madison and Taylor. “They are really physical, and they don’t get to be physical very much at school,” she said. The sisters enjoy going to 14 |

Local Kids and Moms Supply the Answers Ethan Weig, 8, left, has enjoyed summer camps at Curious Edge’s Club Scientific. Madison Smith, far left, played water polo at the all sports camp at Transylvania University. Transylvania University’s All-Sports Camp. Smith feels that the well-trained counselors are good influences. Another favorite camp for the Smiths is the Living Arts and Science Center. “I’m not crafty or artistic,” Smith said. “The girls bring home things they’ve made that I just couldn’t do with them very well.” Summer camp is a rite of passage for kids, according to Smith. “Kids have to go out of their comfort zone at camp. They have to be able to make new friends, try new things,” she said. What Kids Say: t Camp is FUN! t You can learn things you can’t learn in school. t Free time to hang out with friends is great. Ten-year-old Henry Blyth of Lexington wanted to learn something new, so his mother, Julie, signed him up for a robotics camp at Curious Edge’s Club Scientific, an Egyptian art camp at the Living Arts and Science

Center, and a mechanical engineering camp at UK’s Newton’s Attic. “I learned a lot about mechanical engineering,” Henry said. “Things I wouldn’t normally get to do at school.” Henry and his fellow campers made robotic gripper arms attached to a gocart. “All the time, I was cutting metal with saws and drilling holes,” he said. That’s not something most kids can do in elementary school. Henry’s advice to other kids: “If you like to learn, you will like camp.” For 10-year-old Elizabeth Isaac of Nicholasville, summer camp is all about socializing. Sure, she enjoys swimming and playing four-square, but for her the big draw is spending time with her “camp friends.” Elizabeth has attended the Jessamine County Parks and Recreation summer program since first grade. “I don’t get to see these friends in school, so I like to go to camp to spend time with them,” she said. Her favorite thing? “Sitting by my friends at lunch and talking.” Y

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directory General Camps

ALDERSGATE CAMP 125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, Ky. Info: 606-723-5078 AVIATION MUSEUM OF KENTUCKY Blue Grass Airport, 4029 Airport Road Info: 353-0467 BURNAMWOOD CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER 900 Camp Burnamwood Road, Irvine, Ky. Info: 494-9113 CAMP CO-OP 3564 Clays Mill Road / Info: 276-6350 Fayette County 4-H Camp 1140 Red Mile Place / Info: 257-5582 GATTITOWN 2524 Nicholasville Road / Info: 277-2323 GirlwoRx: Get Skills, Get Fit, Get Going 161 Lexington Green Circle, Suite B2 Info: 260-4354 or 260-6058 Childbirth+Classes/GirlwoRx

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Gymboree Play & Music 4383 Old Harrodsburg Road, St. 154 Info: 278-4386

St. John’s Lutheran Church Itsy Bitsy Garden Club 516 Pasadena Drive / Info: 275-1907

Kids and K9s 1100 Spurlock Lane, Nicholasville Info: 273-5329

Summer Bridge Camp Bridge Club of Lexington 3517 Lansdowne Dr. / Info: 278-4259

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center 350 Henry Clay Blvd. / Info: 268-4545 Life Adventure Center 570 Milner Road, Versailles / Info: 873-3271 THE LITTLE GYM OF LEXINGTON 3101 Richmond Road, Ste. 309 Info: 266-2266 National Academy Summer Camp 3500 Arbor Drive / Info: 273-3292 PEPPERHILL FARM DAY CAMP 1127 Baker Lane / Nicholasville Info: 859-885-6215 Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp 736 W. Main St. / Info: 258-2582

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Art Camps Berea College campus Berea Arts Council Summer Art Camp Knapp Hall / Info: 257-2614 BLUEGRASS YOUTH BALLET 1595 Mercer Road, Ste 150; Info: 271-4472

BROADWAY BOUND SUMMER CAMPS UK OPERA THEATRE’S ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE EXCELLENCE University of Kentucky Campus Info: 494-3937 Central Baptist Church Summer Music Camp 110 Wilson Downing Road / Info: 278-2331 CREATIVE EXCELLENCE University of Kentucky Campus Info: 494-3937 Eastern Kentucky Univ. Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: 622-3266 Explorium of Lexington 440 W. Short St. / Info: 258-3253 ext. 25 Festival of Strings Summer Music Program 110 Wilson Downing Road / Info: 266-3476 Gotta Dance Studio, Inc. 3347 Tates Creek Road, # 201 Info: 268-3382 IMAGES MODEL & TALENT AGENCY 2401 Regency Road, # 303 / Info: 273-2301 Kentucky Ballet Theatre 736 National Ave. / Info: 252-5245 or 312-2459 Kentucky Mudworks 825 National Ave. / Info: 389-9681 Lexington Ballet Company Camps Presbyterian Church, 171 Market St. Info: 233-3925 or 233-3935 Lexington Music Academy 406 Rosemont Garden / Info: 513-0304   LIVING ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222 / Music Institute of Lexington 3600 Tates Creek Road / Info: 859-273-9991 }}}

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Currently accepting schools for Fall 2012 after-school science and technology clubs. Bring Lego Clubs to your school!

Testing Therapy Workshops Reading & Writing Camps May 2012 | 19

Musikgarten of Lexington, Inc. 121 Malabu Drive, #1 & #2 / Info: 245-5887 LEXINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL 418 West Short St. / Info: 254-4546 Lexington Dance Factory 3120 Pimlico Pkwy, Ste 118 / Info: 271-0581 LOUISVILLE BALLET SCHOOL Louisville Info: 502-583-3150 ext. 245 THE MAD POTTER 3385 Tates Creek Road / Info: 269-4591 TADA! Theatre, Acting, Dance and Art Camp 340 St. Clair St., Frankfort / Info: (502) 226-6443 Thomas D. Clark Center Camp ArtyFact 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort / Info: (502) 5641792 /

Girl Scout Camps Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road 2277 Executive Drive / Info: 293-2621 or 800- 475-2621 /

Parks & Recreation Camps Lex. PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS Info: 288-2900

Religious Camps Broadway Christian Church Camp Can-I-Go 187 N. Broadway / Info: 252-5638

3375 Newman Road / Info: 268-0672

1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore / Info: 858-3511

THE CATHEDRAL DOMAIN 800 Highway 1746, Irvine, Ky. Info: 606-464-8254

BRIAN LANE TRANSYLVANIA BASKETBALL CAMPS 300 N. Broadway Info: 233-8136 or 233-8256 Brian Lane Basketball Day Camps Info: 224-2518 /

The Centenary School 2800 Tates Creek Road / Info: 266-4100 FAITH LUTHERAN CHILD CARE 1000 Tates Creek Road / Info: 268-0108 Student Ministry at Rosemont Baptist Church 556 Rosemont Garden / Info: 277-6147 Wesley Woods Camp 204 South Main St., Winchester Info / 859-744-5410

Special Needs Camps Diabetes Fun Camp Masterson Station Park 3051 Leestown Road / Info: 433-1734 Eastern Kentucky University Planning to Win / Info: 622-2933 HOSPICE OF THE BLUEGRASS CAMPS Various Locations/ Info: 277-2700 The Sharon School 200 Oak Tree Lane, Nicholasville Info: 509-6892 /

Sports Camps

Matthew Mitchell’s UK Hoops Basketball Camp University of Kentucky Campus

Equestrian DELIMA STABLES CAMP 165 Buena Vista Estates / Harrodsburg Info: 748-8117 / Fantasia Farm 7895 Tates Creek Road / Info: 272-7751 PADDLE STONE EQUESTRIAN CENTER 4864 Bryan Station Road / Info: 983-3251 Punchestown Stable 1210 Bel Mar Lane / Info: 971-1485 Spring Hope Farm 695 Drake Lane, Wilmore / Info: 859-858-9911

Football UK FOOTBALL CAMP Tim Couch Practice Facility at UK Info: 257-3611 /


All Sports I am 3rd Summer Sports Camps Centenary Church, 2800 Tates Creek Road Info: 269-2800 /

CONNEMARA GOLF COURSE 2327 Lexington Road, Nicholasville Info: 885-4331 /

TRANSYLVANIA ALL SPORTS CAMP 300 N. Broadway / Info: 233-8153

MAN O WAR GOLF CAMPS 1201 Man O’War Blvd. / Info: 259-4653


Camp Calvary 475 Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville, Ky. Info: (859) 375-4376

UK Baseball Camp Info: 257-8052 /

Camp Shalom & Camp Gesher

Asbury University Basketball Camps

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John Calipari Basketball Camps


Wildcat Golf Academy University Golf Club

Gymnastics Kentucky Gymnastics Camp


Summer Camps

Horseback Riding Lessons

Birthday Parties

Beginner Golfer’s Sanctuary NEW Indoor Arena

Get Golf Ready with our Adult and Ladies Beginner Clinics. We provide everything you need to get started! May 7th, 14th, & 21st • 6-8pm

Fantasia Farm Debbie Grier, Owner & Trainer

(859) 259-GOLF(4653)

7895 Tates Creek Rd. @manowargolf

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Chamber Music Camp

For musicians that have completed 6th grade and above


Session I: June 11-15 Session II: July 16-20 9am-4pm Daily Reserve Your Spot by May 21!

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A Musical Theatre Experience in Drama, Dance, and Singing!

For rising 3rd 10th Graders

Composition Camp for Pianists June 11- 15 Ages 8-13 Reserve Your Spot Early! Space is Limited.

July 23rd - 27th RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY JUNE 13!

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Nutter Field House Gymnasium

450 West Reynolds Road (across from Meijer)

1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore / Info: 858-3511

Legacy Gymnastics Cheer & Dance 261 Ruccio Way / Info: 977-8862

LYSA SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS Dunbar High School / 1600 Man o’ War Blvd.

UK Volleyball Camps Memorial Coliseum

PREMIER ATHLETICS 933 Floyd Drive / Info: 381-1500

UK Soccer University of Kentucky / Info: 257-4971

Ice Skating Lexington Ice Center 560 Eureka Springs Drive / Info: 619-6228

Martial Arts TIGER KIM’S TAEKWONDO ACADEMY TIGER CAMP 3601 Palomar Centre Drive / 296-0088

Soccer Asbury University Soccer Camps 1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore / Info: 858-3511 Lexington Christian Academy LCA Soccer Camp / Info: 422-5701

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Softball Asbury University Softball Camp 1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore / Info: 858-3511

Tennis Lexington Tennis Club 410 Redding Road / Info: 272-4546 Dennis Emery/Cedric Kauffmann Wildcat Tennis Camp Hilary Boone Tennis Center / Info: 257-4478

Volleyball Asbury University Volleyball Camps

YMCA Camps YMCA CAMP ERNST 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Ky. Info: 859-586-6181 YMCA of Central Kentucky Summer Camps Locations 5757 Versailles Road / Info: 226-0393 LTMS, 350 North Limestone / Info: 226-0393 Beaumont Centre Family YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle / Info: 219-9622 Christ Church, 3801 Harrodsburg Road / Info: 219-9622 Glendover Elementary, 710 Glendover Road / Info: 226-0393 Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive / Info: 226-0393 High Street YMCA, 239 E. High St. / Info: 2549622 North Lexington Family YMCA, 381 W. Loudon Ave. / Info: 258-9622 Y

29th Annual Transylvania University

All-Sports Camp 2012 Sessions

I: July 9-13 II: July 16-20 Counselor-In-Training III: July 23-27 Camp— July 8-13 Ages 14-16 Ages 6-13

Mark Turner 1/8

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Early drop-off and late pick-up are available.) For Information: to sign up online Swim Session I: May 30 - June 8 Lessons Session II: June 11 - 20 Session III: June 21 - July 3 Some swim lessons & all sports camps filled early last year!

For information:


Train with 2011 U.S. Open National Champions • Over 5,000 sf. of facility with rock climbing wall • Only official martial arts school in Lexington • Demonstration Team/ Leadership Team / Elite Competition Team • Birthday parties, field trips, summer camps are available

(859) 296-0088

3601 Palomar Centre Dr. Lexington, KY 40513

Christian Preschool Fair Lexington Christian Academy 450 West Reynolds Road Lexington, KY Saturday, May 19th 9:00am-11:00am Representatives from local Christian preschools will be available to provide you with information and answer your questions. For additional information please contact May 2012 | 23

Older Americans Month

Adult Day Programs: A Well-Kept Secret


ith the aging of our society, we realize an ever greater need for alternative choices of services, resources and housing options. And we want all of these choices to keep us safer and healthier for longer periods of time. For many, staying safer and healthier means remaining in our own homes or in a “hometype” setting. But how do we achieve this goal and at what expense to our own well-being? There are alternative choices and one of these is Adult Day Programs. In my new capacity as Community Relations Manager with Christian Care Communities, I am discovering that many people

By Margaret McCoskey do not fully understand the term, “Adult Day.” Nor do they realize the benefits a loved one can receive from participating in such a program. So, I hope the following will answer some frequently asked questions. * What is Adult Day? * Adult Day features a center that provides a safe, friendly environment filled with activities, meals/snacks, socialization and in some cases, medical intervention if required. There are social models and medical models. Some are dementia specific, for those with memory decline. The participant can arrive in

the morning as early as 7:30 and stay until 5:30 p.m. Most centers are flexible with full day and/or half-day options. * Why choose an Adult Day Program? * Primarily, it enhances socialization for the participant and enables family members to continue working. Adult Dday also: t Offers a much needed break to caregivers, who are

reassured their loved one is well cared for throughout the day. t Provides opportunities for activities ranging from crafts, music, exercise and gardening. t Assures oversight by a trained professional during the time participants are away from their home settings. * What are the costs? * Depending on the program,

Margaret McCoskey, MSSW, Community Relations Manager Christian Care Communities 516 Maryland Ave., Lexington Info: 258-2226; C: 859-421-6644


for your loved one during the day Christian Care Communities’ Adult Day Centers allow family caregivers to maintain their schedules, while their loved ones enjoy the company of new friends, stimulating activities, personal & nursing care, and meals in a safe, home-like setting. Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

Christian Care Adult Day Center 516 Maryland Ave. Lexington

Best Friends™ Adult Day Center 460 East Main St. Lexington

Call to schedule a tour today

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Older Americans Month costs can be covered by private pay, LTC insurance, sliding-scale fee, or a Medicaid waiver. Often meals and/or snacks are included. In some cases transportation can be covered, especially for a Medicaid participant. * How do I access Adult Day? * Place a call to the center of your choice and explain an interest in the program. An assessment will be set up with a case manager, who will walk you through the process of application and documentation that is required. * What are my options locally? * We are fortunate in Lexington because we have four programs from which to choose, based on a person’s mental, physical and financial

needs. 1 & 2) Christian Care Communities operates the Best Friends Center, which is dementia specific. Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main St. The Christian Adult Day Center is a medical model and accepts Medicaid reimbursement. 516 Maryland Avenue. 3) Active Adult Day is a medical model, accepts, Medicaid reimbursement, and is for those 18 and older. 2432 Regency Road. 4) Cardinal Hill Adult Day is focused on younger adults with an average age of 20 years who have health and disability issues. 2050 Versailles Road. With the availability of day programs for our loved ones, the choice of remaining safer and healthier in home settings can be a realization. Y

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (859) 367-7121


e hold ourselves to a high standard – yours.

Understanding the way of life for all seniors is part of what we do at The Lafayette and Lexington Country Place. By having three unique levels of care and services, from independent living to personal care to skilled nursing – it is all here at our community. Come visit us and learn more about what we offer.

Independent Living A variety of spacious apartment layouts  Fully equipped kitchens  Fine, restaurant-style dining  Scheduled local transportation available  24-hour security 

Personal Care Private apartments  Personal assistance with all activities of daily living  Medication administration  3 meals per day/menu selection  Planned social, educational and cultural activities 

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 24-hour skilled nursing available Full range of rehabilitation services  Private and semi-private rooms available  Medicare/Medicaid certified  Friendly, caring atmosphere  

For more information please call us today! Cardinal Hill Outpatient Pediatric Services Our Outpatient Program treats children and teens with a wide variety of medical, congenital problems & developmental issues: • ADD and ADHD • Amputation • Autism • Cerebral Palsy • Degenerative Joint Disease • Developmental Abnormalities • Down Syndrome • Juvenile Arthritis • Learning Impairments • Multiple Trauma • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuromuscular Disorders • Orthopedic Injuries • Scoliosis • Sensory Integration Issues • Spina Bifida • Voice Disorders

690 Mason Headley Road • Lexington, KY 40504

859-278-9080 © 2009 Five Star Quality Care, Inc.

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Older Americans Month

Wishes Do Come True

Foundation Gives Former Educator The Chance to Visit Old School


By John Lynch

n an early, school-day morning in 2004, Andrea Covey maneuvered her car through the streets of Beckley, West Virginia on her way to work, just as she had for more than 30 years. Suddenly, as a group of stunned schoolchildren watched from a nearby school bus stop, Covey’s car veered off the road, scaled an embankment and plunged 30 feet over the side of the road. Only later that afternoon in a hospital in Charleston, 80 miles away, did doctors discover that Covey had suffered a stroke and a heart attack behind the wheel and miraculously survived the crash. Sadly, though, her 34-year career in education ended that day. Covey, now 66, spent three months in

Place and Brookdale Senior Living Community, Wish of a Lifetime identified Covey as an ideal candidate for its program. Over the years, 200 Brookdale residents have received wishes from Bloom’s foundation. Andrea Covey of Richmond Place traveled to West Virginia “We knew her story a with her brother Charlie and sister-in-law Carol. little bit and had heard her looking on (lots of people attended say, ‘If I had one wish… despite the atrocious weather), Covey I never got to say good-bye,’” said Jill was presented with a thank you plaque. Sapp, Assistant Director of Lifestyles of “Everybody couldn’t have been nicer,” Richmond Place. “We knew she would Covey said. “I was absolutely amazed. It really appreciate this.” was fabulous.” Yes, she did. And it was no simple Especially when a reporter from undertaking. the local TV station showed up at the Because of Covey’s health, she and her school. Turns out the young man was brother and his wife one of Covey’s former students. traveled in a van with a “Everybody couldn’t have been “He had wanted to be a reporter since nurse, a wheelchair and nicer. I was absolutely amazed. It an assistant. he was in kindergarten,” said Covey, who added with a laugh and a twinkle in So off they went on was fabulous.” her eye: “I got him on his way.” the second weekend in :: Andrea Covey February, through the After the school ceremony, Covey still had places and friends to visit. She winding mountainous met with a cousin, an old friend and her the hospital and then joined her brother roads of West Virginia. oldest living relative, Aunt Katherine and sister-in-law near their home in Remember all the mild weather we Covey. Florida where she lived for six years. enjoyed this winter? Not this weekend. Later, she visited the graves of her In 2010, Covey moved to Lexington Beckley received seven inches of snow. parents, plus her old houses and the with Charlie and Carol Covey and But nothing was going to stop Covey – home of her grandmother – a log cabin into Richmond Place Retirement nor her old friends in Beckley who rolled that still stands in Raleigh County. Community’s Rehabilitation and Health out the red carpet for her. “I got to see everything,” Covey said. Center on Palumbo Drive where she has “It was great. They had it all planned “It was great.” lived comfortably since. for me,” Covey said. Equally gratified was Charlie, who But a disappointment still nagged at When they arrived at the school, manages his sister’s finances and Covey – she never got to say good-bye Andrea Covey’s name was on the maintains the close relationship they to her colleagues, friends, relatives and marquee, and she was greeted by have shared since childhood. students at Maxwell Hill Elementary in principal Larry Farley and the guidance “Without this experience, she never Beckley. counselor Judy Farley. would have been able to go back,” he Enter Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a They escorted her to her old classroom said. Lifetime foundation, a nonprofit and her desk in the kindergarten room “We had to have the van, the nurse, organization dedicated to granting lifewhere she was a teacher’s aide for more medicine, everything. It was really enriching wishes to older Americans. than 20 years. impressive what they did for my sister.” Y Through a partnership with Richmond With a small crowd of well-wishers

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Seeking Support is Crucial During Mourning Process


he death of someone you love changes your life forever and can be a long and painful journey. From their experiences helping families cope with loss, Milward Funeral Directors has learned the importance of grieving and mourning. Milward offers two monthly support groups to guide individuals who have lost a loved one. Each group learns about the “Ten Essential Touchstones” as described by Dr. Alan Wolfelt in his book, “Understanding Your Grief.” Wolfelt is an internationally noted author, educator and grief counselor with a doctorate degree. He is the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado. “We all grieve when someone we love dies, but if we are to heal, we must also mourn,” said Dr. Wolfeldt, referring to mourning as an active process. Dr. Wolfelt identifies the following as the six steps in the journey through grief: 1. Acknowledge the reality of the death. 2. Embrace the pain of loss. 3. Remember the person who died through memories. 4. Develop a new selfidentity. When someone close to you dies, the way you see yourself naturally changes, and there is a need to adopt a new

identity. 5. Search for meaning. Ask “How” and “Why” questions. 6. Receive ongoing support from others. Friends, fellow mourners and professional counselors can help. Don’t try to grieve alone. According to Joey Tucker, funeral director at Milward Funeral Directors, “Individuals who have participated in a support group at Milward Funeral Directors said that they could not have made it through the grief journey without the encouragement and support they received from fellow mourners, grief counselor and funeral directors.” It’s important to remember that people do not “get over” grief, Dr. Wolfelt said. But people can find a new reality and move forward, which is called reconciliation. In reconciliation, the sharp, ever-present pain of grief gives rise to a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. Feelings of loss will not completely disappear but will soften. Hope for a continued life will emerge as you realize that the person who died will never be forgotten. “Be patient and compassionate with yourself as you work through your journey,” Dr. Wolfelt said. “Grief is an intensely personal, unique experience.” Y

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Conferences on Aging Scheduled for May, June

he Fayette County Extension Office will host “Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging” on Saturday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The conference will offer speakers, exhibits and workshops emphasizing health and wellness, education, policy and fun things to do. The conference is at Crestwood Christian Church, 1150 Bellefonte Drive. Cost is $10, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is May 10. Info: 257-5582 or visit

A Senior Independent Living Fair will be held Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Lafayette senior living community at 690 Mason Headley Road. The fair will feature information about companies and services to help seniors stay strong and independent in life. Info:

The 29th Annual Summer Series on Aging is scheduled for June 4-6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa. Topics include dementia care, nutrition, exercise and obesity, Down Syndrome and aging, falls prevention, elder abuse, medication errors, infection prevention and more. The keynote speech – “Caring for an Aging America: Is the Healthcare Workforce Prepared?” – will be delivered by Dr. Gregg Warshaw, Director of the Geriatric Medicine Program at the University of Cincinnati. Cost for three days is $285 ($175 for students and seniors). Two days is $235 ($150 students and seniors). One day is $180 ($120 students and seniors). Registration is required. Info: 2578301 or visit summerseries/summerseries.htm. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass needs volunteers for the SHIP Program to give a helping hand to people receiving Medicare. Volunteers are needed

to provide assistance and provide counseling with public benefits to help navigate the health care maze. Volunteers are also needed as marketers, recruiters and administrative assistants. Info: (866) 516-3051. The Bluegrass Elder Abuse and Awareness Council will host an event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center. In addition to music, refreshments, manicures and massages, the event will also have a screening of the documentary “An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America.” The Council also will recognize this year’s Outstanding High School Senior, Carly Playforth, for her volunteering and advocacy with nursing home residents. Beth Mills, Commissioner of Social Services, will be the special guest for the event. Y

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Retirement Planning

Guaranteed Income vs. Maybe Income By Jason Veinot


oughly 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day and will be for the next 18 years – and only about 15% have pensions.

That means that roughly 85% will be their own “pension managers,” and, unlike their parents, leaving money to their children will likely be a secondary objective. For the most part, maintaining a steady income stream is a top priority. With traditional pensions going the way of VCRs, and interest rates for fixed income hovering near 1%, how can older adults guarantee a steady, reliable income for their retirement? First, a little background. Income planning for retirement is made up of two parts: Accumulation and Distribution. You have to first create a lump sum, then, once you retire, determine the best way to turn that nest egg into income. Most people generate a retirement cash flow from two sources: Social Security and income from a nest egg. The rule of thumb for managing a nest egg is to limit distributions to 4%, while investing in growth to allow the principal to keep pace with inflation. When you also factor in increasing life spans, accelerating medical costs, and a vulnerable economy, the threats to your life savings and income is more critical than ever. The question becomes how to sustain proper growth of your investments while protecting against potential loss. If you look back at the past 30 years, 30 |

the market has averaged 9.68% growth. That sounds great until you look at the returns on a year-by-year

basis. The biggest danger to your income is having a negative market performance in the beginning of your retirement years. If you start out a few years in the negative, it could crush your income potential for the rest of your life. If you are relying solely on the market to reach your retirement and income goals, you are hoping not only to receive a strong average return but also to enjoy positive returns in the beginning years. The problem is you can’t predict future returns, and you certainly can’t predict which years will be good for growth. Therefore, rather than hoping for the best and living on “maybe” income, retirees are looking for a guarantee – a reliable source of income no matter what happens in the economy. The best way to accomplish this is through an account that offers an “income rider.”


annuity,” which is linked to the S&P 500 index. An “income rider” can be implemented, guaranteeing a specific distribution amount for the life of you and/or your spouse. For instance, an account may be guaranteed to earn 8% annually as you grow your nest egg. When you start withdrawing income, the guaranteed rate rate is 5%-6% annually. In most situations, the annuity company will charge a small percentage (around 1%) for this benefit.


n a side note, one of the biggest threats to your income and savings in the latter part of your life can come from medical expenses. Long-term medical needs can cost thousands of dollars a month, which can wipe out a person’s savings and income all too quickly. To help prevent this potential danger, I recommend long-term care insurance once people reach age 60. Securing your income is important, specifically for the long term. You want to make sure your money can last as long as you do and that you won’t be in a position where you don’t have enough income 10 to 15 years from now. Using a guaranteed income approach can help solve this dilemma. Y

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may calendar Tuesday 1 Boyd Orchards: Opening Day. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: 873-3764. Evans Orchard: Opening Day. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 180 Stone Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 8632255. Div. of Parks & Rec: Pool passes available online beginning at 9 a.m. May 1-18. $50 for individual pass, $160 for family pass for up to six household members. Online purchases receive a $5 discount for single passes and $10 discount for family passes. Passes can be purchased at aquatic centers beginning May 26. All other pools open at noon June 2. Info: 288-2973. Adult Volleyball Sign-ups. Returning teams register May 1-4. New teams register May 7-11. $100 per team. Info: 2882915. Gymboree: Fiesta Week at open gym for Cinco de Mayo. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials II class. 7:15-8:30 p.m. $25. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.

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Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Grades K-12. Info: 231-5500.

Wednesday 2 Musikgarten of Lexington: New 5-week session of Nature Trail begins. This class includes dancing, singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, playing instruments, supervised outdoor nature exploration, sports, and musical theater activities. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Ages 2 1/2-6. $120. 121 Malabu Dr. # 1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. Gymboree: Fiesta Week at open gym for Cinco de Mayo. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386.

Thursday 3 Musikgarten of Lexington: New 5-week session of Nature Trail begins. This class includes dancing, singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, playing instruments, supervised outdoor nature exploration, sports, and musical theater activities. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Ages 2 1/2-6. $120. 121 Malabu Dr. # 1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. St. Mark Roman Catholic Church: “A Day Among Friends 2” with special guest President George W. Bush. 10 a.m.-noon.

There will be a one-hour moderated question and answer session, as well as an opportunity for guests to meet with President Bush. St. Mark Catholic Church and School, 608 West Main St., Richmond. Gymboree: Fiesta Week at open gym for Cinco de Mayo. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386. Madison Co. Health Dept: “Babies Best” breastfeeding class. 5:30 p.m. Free. 216 Boggs Lane, Richmond. Free. Registration required. Info: 623-7312 or 986-1192. Carnegie Center: Teen Howl Poetry Series. Open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. Held at the Morris Book Shop, 882 East High St. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Rabies Vaccination Clinic. 6-9 p.m. Third Street Fire Station, 219 E. Third St. $3 for a rabies vaccination, $8 for an altered animal license (proof of spay/neuter required,) $40 for an unaltered animal license. All cats must be in a carrier and all dogs on a leash. Living Arts & Science Center: Amazing Animal Adaptations. At this program you can touch a giant Hissing Cockroach, learn why corals are animals and not plants, and


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on going [Monthly Events] Bleu Plate Food Tours: Guided food walking tours through downtown, stopping at Lexington’s best eateries. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Info: (800) 979-3370. Bliss Wellness Center: Kids Yoga Class, drop-in class $12, package prices vary. Mondays 4-4:45 p.m. 2416 Sir Barton Way. Info: 264-8224. Bluegrass Ovarian Support Group: Open to patients, survivors, caregivers and families of those with ovarian and other gynecological cancers. 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. Bronte Bistro inside Joseph Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Info: 223-5738. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $50 for 8 classes, $55 for 10 and $60 for 12. Bumps and Babes prenatal exercise class: Thursdays 5-6 p.m. $35 for 5 classes, $50 for 8, $55 for 10 and $60 for 12. Both classes held at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Div. of Parks & Rec: Big Band & Jazz concert series. 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning May 15. Moondance at Midnight Pass Ampitheater in Beaumont. Free. Info: 288-2925. Fro-Jo’s: Wacky Wednesdays, bring in the answer to a trivia question posted on Fro-Jo’s Facebook page and receive a discount off your frozen yogurt. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Outdoor Music Concert. 8-10 p.m. every Friday. Free. 192 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 245-0008. Gymboree Play and Music: Open Gyms every Monday 2:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday 1:30-4 p.m., Wednesday 2:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday 4:30-7:30 p.m., and Sundays 10-1 p.m. Members are free, walk-ins $10. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd, Suite 145. Info: 278-4386. Kentucky Mudworks: “Clay Kids.” An ongoing class in clay every Thursday. Ages 6-11. 4-5:30 p.m. $65 for 4 weeks. 825 National Avenue. Info: 389-9681. Home of the Innocents: Therapeutic Loving Foster Care. Foster Parents Needed. Info: 669-9220, tlc@ or visit www. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time Storytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Kids Corner:


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Saturdays 11 a.m. Baby and Me: Sundays 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Lexington Green. Info: 2732911. Lasting Legacy: Free use of scrapbooking workshop from 10 a.m.7 p.m. Monday-Friday. For adults and children ages 8 & up. 3130 Maple Leaf Drive. 543-0200. Lexington Dance Factory: LDF Boyz hip-hop/tap class: Mondays 6-6:30 p.m. and Fridays 4-4:30 p.m. Free. 3120 Pimlico Pkway. Info: 271-0581. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: LowImpact Aerobic Classes, including Zumba, yoga and classic aerobics. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Adults 18 & up. Free. Senior Aerobic Class with focus on arthritis. 11 a.m.-noon. Adults age 50 & older. Free. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 East 6th St. Info: 2882391. Lexington Farmer’s Market: Purchase home-grown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, organic products, eggs, meats and more. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday. Cheapside Park, Main Street. Info: 608-2655. Musikgarten of Lexington with Jennifer Tutt: Family Music class, ages walking 15 months-3 years. $10 per class. Mondays 10:45-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays 10-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays 12:15-12:45 p.m. and 5:45-6:15 p.m. Fridays 10-10:30 a.m. Saturdays 11:15-11:45 a.m. Family Music for Babies class, ages 0-18 months. $9 per class, $14 instrument kit. Mondays 11:30-noon. Tuesdays 10:45-11:15. Thursdays 6:30-7 p.m. Fridays 11:30 a.m.-noon. God’s Children Sing class, ages 2½-4½. $10 per class. Tuesdays 11:30-noon. Thursdays 5:45-6:15 p.m. Cycles of Seasons class, ages 2 ½-4 ½. $10 per class. Mondays 12:15-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays 5:45-6:15 p.m. Fridays 10:4511:15 a.m. Saturdays 11:15-11:45 a.m. Music Makers Around the World class, ages 4-7. $11 per class. Mondays 3:304:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 p.m. Thursdays 1-1:45 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. Saturdays 10:1511 a.m. Registration required, $15 registration fee. 121 Malabu Dr., Suite 1&2. Info: 245-5887.

Paris Bourbon County Public Library: Book Babies: a lap-sit program for babies and parents. Wednesdays 10 a.m. Ages 0-2. Wee Read: songs, games and art for preschoolers and parents. Wednesdays 11 a.m. Ages 3-4. Early Readers: helps young readers improve literacy skills. Thursdays 3:15 p.m. Grades K-2. 701 High St. Info: (859) 987-4419. Salon Asa: Moms & Tots Fitness class, music, stretching, fitness games and more. 9:15 a.m. Mondays. Beginner’s Zumba. 6 p.m. Mondays. Total Body Boot Camp. 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $12 drop-in rate, class packages available. Speciality Yoga Class featuring “Yin” Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesdays. $18 drop-in per class or $89 for six classes. 431 Southland Drive. Info: 276-5335. The Studio: Yoga, massage, dance classes and ballet birthday parties: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Located in Historic Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-6262 or visit St. Luke United Methodist Church: Weekly Multicultural Service. For refugees, immigrants and others. Countries represented include Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Argentina, Great Britain and the U.S. Sundays at 3 p.m. 2351 Alumni Dr. Info: 269-4687. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night: Saturdays 6 p.m. Diva Night: New guests and topics weekly, plus popcorn and chocolate. Tuesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Friday Night Live Music: Fridays 8 - 10 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 269-4591. The Striders Walkers Club: Meets Monday-Saturday at Fayette Mall. Doors open between 8:30-8:45 a.m. Thursday Night Live: Live music, food and drinks. 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Free admission. Cheapside Park, downtown. Info: 425-2590. UK Art Museum: Navaho Weaving and Native American Jewelry exhibit. May 27-Aug. 26. Open TuesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m.; Friday noon-8 p.m. $8 adults, $5 seniors. Free on Fridays. Info: 257-5716. Y

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examine snake skins under magnification to determine the function of different types of scales. 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Ephraim McDowell Med. Ctr: Breastfeeding Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 217 S. Third St. Danville. Info: 239-2534. Bluegrass Youth Ballet: Presents "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and other tales. 7 p.m. $14.50-$17.50. Lexington Opera House, 430 W. Vine St. Info: 233-3535. UK Baseball: UK vs. Florida. 7:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Storytime Picnic- Celebrate Spring. Bring your lunch for a special springtime activity. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 0-5. Reservations required. Tates Creek Branch: Derby Day Tea at the Library. 3:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.

Friday 4 FCPS: No School Buffalo Trace Distillery: Oaks Day Festival. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings, live entertainment and Derby-inspired activities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort. Info: (502) 696-5926. Div. of Parks & Rec: Therapeutic Recreation Spring Dance, enjoy a night of music, snacks and fun. 6-9 p.m. Ages 13 & up. $5 per person. Tates Creek Recreation Center. Info: 288-2908. Bluegrass Youth Ballet: Presents "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and other tales. 7 p.m. $14.50-$17.50. Lexington Opera House, 430 W. Vine St. Info: 233-3535. UK Softball: UK vs. LSU. 6 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Info: 257-1818. Rupp Arena: Zfest featuring Mass Chaos Tour with Godsmack and Staind and featuring Black Stone Cherry. 6:30 p.m. $39.50-$45. Info: 233-4567. UK Baseball: UK vs. Florida. 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. EKU Center for the Arts: River Dance Farewell Tour. 8 p.m. $45-$75. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (855) 358-7469. Kentucky Horse Park: Carriage Driving Event, equine events and competition. May 4-6. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: (931) 686-8727.

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entertainment, family activities and simulcast racing. Gates open at 9 a.m. $5 per person, children 12 & under free. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412. McConnell Springs: Birding at McConnell Springs. 9-11 a.m. Free. For all ages. 416 Rebmann Lane. Info: 2254073. Salon Asa: Beyond Basics Yoga Class. 9:15 a.m. Free to any current or veteran Military personnel. ID required. Call for reservation. 431 Southland Drive. Info: 276-5335. Lasting Legacy: National Scrapbook Day. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy 20-35% your entire purchase and a free crop. In-store demo of new Lucky 8 punches from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required. 3130 Maple Leaf Drive. Info: 543-0200. Shaker Village: Wildlife Cruise to the Blue Heron Rookery. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. Info: (800) 734-5611 ext. 1545. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Weekend Intensive. 1-4:30 p.m. May 5 & 6. $155. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. UK Softball: UK vs. LSU. 1 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Info: 257-1818. Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery: Most Unique Derby Hat Contest. All entries must be present between 2-3 p.m. Winner announced at 3:30 p.m. Prize value $100. 1180 Lanes Mill Rd., Lawrenceburg. Info: (502) 839-1299. UK Baseball: UK vs. Florida. 2 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Susan Moffett and Vigortones. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Derby Day Story Time and Craft. 1-3 p.m. Ages 4-10. Reservations required. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. Info: 231-5500.

Sunday 6 Rupp Arena: UK Commencement

Ceremonies. Free and open to the public. Visit for schedule of individual college graduations. Info: 2334567. UK Softball: UK vs. LSU. 1 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Info: 257-1818. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Art of Breastfeeding class. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Pediatric CPR class. 2-5 p.m. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. UK Art Museum: Artful Sunday, “Take Art Outside.� Guided tours and family art activities. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 405 Rose St. Info: 257-5716.

Monday 7 Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Loss Support Group. 11:30 am.-12:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2395. St. Joseph Hospital East: Breastfeeding Class. 6-9 p.m. $25 per couple. Registration required. Info: 967-2229. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Div. of Parks & Rec: Sun Bowl organizational



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he famous Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials will take place on May 16-20 at Masterson Station Park, marking more than 50 years of border collie trials in the Bluegrass. This competition, nearly identical to the one in the popular movie “Babe,” is one of the longest-running and most prestigious trials in the country, typically drawing top handlers from across the U.S. In conjunction with the Stockdog Trials, the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival, a natural fiber and local food event, will be May 18-20 at Masterson Station Park. There will be a series of classes, workshops and demonstrations meeting, a basketball league for youth ages 9-13. $125 per team. 7 p.m. Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St. Info: 288-2955. Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Grades K-12. Info: 231-5500.

Tuesday 8 Milk Mommies of Frankfort: Breastfeeding information group. 5-6 p.m. Free. Franklin County Health Dept., Glenns Creek Rd., Frankfort. Info: (502) 564-7647. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:158:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Dirt Bowl organizational meeting, a basketball league for youth ages 13-17. $125 per team. 7 p.m. Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St. Info: 288-2955. Gymboree: Mother’s Day craft at open gym. 1:30-4 p.m. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386. La Leche League of Lexington Monthly meeting: 7:15 p.m. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Free. Info: 608-7938. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Stories before Bedtime- I Love My Mommy. 6:30-7 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Stories before Bedtime- I Love My Mommy. 6:30-7 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500. 40 |

including spinning, knitting, weaving and felting as well as some of the nation’s finest fiber artists, handspun yarn, different flavors of lamb and other Kentucky Proud food products. The workshops are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The main festival hours are 9 a.m.5 p.m. on May 19, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 20. The Stockdog Trials are free and appropriate for all ages. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Admission to the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival is $3, children 12 & under are free. Workshops fees vary. Info: 288-2900 or www. or www. Y

Wednesday 9 Safe Kids Coalition Car Seat Check-up Clinic: By appointment. 2-4 p.m. Free. Auto Tech Services, 780 Winchester Road Info: 323-1153. Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Info: 288-2395. Survival Skills for Diabetes in Español, learn skills to help you take care of yourself and begin small steps to control your diabetes until you can attend a comprehensive self management class. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration required. Village Branch Library, 2185 Versailles Rd. Info: 288-2395. Healthy Living Class, new topics every month. 6-7 p.m. Registration required. First African Baptist Church, Mission House, 901 Georgetown St. Info: 288-2395. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Series. 7:158:45 p.m. weekly through June 13. $178. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Kentucky Horse Park: Cross Country Schooling Day. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 255-5727. Kentucky Spring Horse Show. May 9-13. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 233-0492. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Kirby's Preschool Playhouse- Flower Garden. Stories, songs and help plant a flower in the garden. 10 a.m. Ages 3-5. Info: 231-5500.

Thursday 10 Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Golden Spike “Back to the River” Celebration. 2 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children, free for children 2 & under. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: 873- 2476. Mothers of Preschoolers: A group for mothers with a child from conception through kindergarten. MOPS is open to all mothers, whether single, married, adoptive, stayat-home, teen, working or whatever their situation. 6-8:30 p.m. Harmony Christian Church, 170 Southgate Dr., Georgetown. Info: Mother Nurture: Eating to Make More Milk. 6:30 p.m. Free. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 335-5949. Gymboree: Mother’s Day craft at open gym. 4:30-7:30 p.m. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. Hagerstown Suns. 7:05 p.m. on May 10, 11 & 12. 1:35 p.m. on May 13. $9 box seats, $5 bleachers. Whitaker Bank Ball Park. Info: 422-7867.

Friday 11 Athens Schoolhouse Antique Show: Antiques and collectibles from more than 70 dealers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11 and 12, noon-5 p.m. May 13. $2 for all three days, children 12 & under free. Athens-Boonesboro Schoolhouse, 6270 Athens Walnut Hill. Info: 255-7309. Boyle Co. Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free. Registration required. Danville. Info: 583-1007 or 236-2053 Ashland Terrace: Mother’s Day Raffle. 14-carat Gold & Sterling Silver Vahan Bracelet valued at $1,300 donated by Designs Unlimited. Tickets $10 each. Drawing held May 11 at 12:30 p.m. Info: 266-2581 or www. UK Baseball: UK vs. Alabama. 6:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Lex Philharmonic: “The Planets, an HD Odyssey,” The closing program of the 50th Anniversary Season will transport audiences from the internal landscape of Hindemith to deep space with a new high-definition film presentation that will accompany Holst's masterpiece, “The Planets.” 7:30 p.m. $40$52. Singletary Center. Info: 233-4226. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Deborah Denefeld and The Pawpaw Pickers. Predance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11



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p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Rupp Arena: "An Evening with Joe Bonamassa." 8 p.m. $51-$81. Info: 233-4567.

Saturday 12 Louisville Zoo: Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk. Registration 7-7:45 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m. Registration before May 9 $25, late registration $30, Day of Race registration $35. Info: (502) 238-5376. Raven Run: Birds of the Bluegrass, learn to identify birds by sight and sound. 8-10 a.m. Registration required. Info: 272-6105. St. Joseph East: 13th Annual Maternity Fair. 9 a.m.-noon. Women’s Hospital, 150 N. Eagle Creek Dr. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9 a.m.-noon. $25 per couple. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone. Info: 257-5168. Salon Asa: Beyond Basics Yoga Class. 9:15 a.m. Free to any current or veteran Military personnel. ID required. Call for reservation. 431 Southland Drive. Info: 276-5335. 2012 Mayfest Arts Fair: More than 100 artist vendors, performances, dancers, children's activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13. Free. Gratz Park, between Mill and Market streets. Info: 4252590. Salato Wildlife Center: Safari Saturdays, a program to foster a connection between children and the outdoors. 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. #1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort. Info: (502) 5647863. Shaker Village: Wildlife Cruise to the Blue Heron Rookery. See May 5. Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts: “Lyle the Crocodile.” When the Primm family moves into their new apartment, they are very surprised to find Lyle the Crocodile living in the bathtub. Lyle, however, is no ordinary crocodile. Mr. and Mrs. Primm and their son Joshua quickly learn to love Lyle, but will crotchety next-door neighbor Mr. Grumps insist on sending this new member of their family off to the zoo? 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $12.75. Bomhard Theatre, Louisville. Info: (502) 584-7777. Lex Convention Center: Inner Light Festival“A Spiritual Experience.” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12 & 13. $7 per day or $10 both days. Children 16 & under admitted free with a parent. Info: 233-4567. Div. of Parks & Rec: Youth Summer

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Equestrian Lesson Signups. 1 p.m. For ages 10-15. $75 per person. McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane. Info: 253-0328. Lexington Children's Theatre: “Goodnight Moon." In the great green room, there is a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon ... and a very rambunctious little bunny who does not want to go to sleep! It’s tough work falling asleep when you have a loose tooth, a thirsty throat, a cuckooing clock, a squeaking balloon, a noisy mouse friend, a room full of musical bears, a ringing telephone, and a cow that dreams of jumping over the moon all bothering you! Will Bunny ever get to sleep? Or is his imagination simply unstoppable? 2 & 7p.m. on May 12. 2 p.m. on May 13. $17 adults, $14 children. LCT Main Stage, 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. UK Baseball: UK vs. Alabama. 2 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Victorian Square: Kentucky Magic Dinner Theater, featuring magician John Shore for an evening of classical conjuring. 6 p.m. $39.50. 101 North Broadway. Info: 225-0370. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch and Northside Branch: Drop-in CraftMother's Day Bouquet. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-10. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. Info: 2315500.

Sunday 13 McTeggart Irish Dancers: Bluegrass Feis Irish Dance, nearly 500 Irish dancers from throughout North America will compete. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St. Info: 444-4JIG. UK Baseball: UK vs. Alabama. 1 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Cliff Hagan Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Mother's Day

Special Train. 2 p.m. Moms ride for halfprice. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children, free for children 2 & under. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: 873- 2476.

Monday 14 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: First Spoonfuls, classes on raising a healthy eater. Fingers and Spoons class, for parents of a child 9-12 months, and Transitioning your Toddler class, for parents of a child 12 months & up. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Bluegrass Babywearing Group: 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 608-7938. Mother Nurture: Food Allergies: Causes, Prevention and Solutions. 6 p.m. Free. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 335-5949. Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Grades K-12. Info: 231-5500.

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do storytelling activites and make crafts. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Arboretum: Rain Water Gardens, learn how to size, design and select appropriate plant material for a rain garden. 1-3 p.m. Free. Growing Daylilies in the Bluegrass, a presentation about the large and diverse world of modern daylilies. 7 p.m. $4 Friends, $5 others. 500 Alumni Dr. Info: 257-6955. La Leche League of Lexington Monthly meeting: 7:15 p.m. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Free. Info: 608-7938.

Wednesday 16 Div. of Parks & Rec: Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials, one of the longest-running and most prestigious border collie trials in the country. Open dawn til dusk May 16-20. Free. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Masterson Station Park. Info: 288-2900. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Art of Breastfeeding class. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. UK Arboretum: Rain Water Gardens, learn how to size, design and select appropriate plant material for a rain garden. 6-8 p.m. Free. 500 Alumni Dr. Info: 257-6955. Kentucky Horse Park: Kentucky Spring Classic, equine events and competitions. May 16-20. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 233-0492.

Thursday 17 Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: "Are you ready for Kindergarten?" Hear a story and check out some "Kindergarten Readiness" activities. 1:30 p.m. For preschoolers. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.

Friday 18 Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival: A natural fiber and local food event. Classes and demonstrations on spinning, weaving, knitting and more, as well as Kentucky Proud food products and hand spun yarn and products for sale. Classes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18-20, Market hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20. $3, children 12 & under free. Workshops fees vary. For info or complete list of workshops visit www. Lexington Lion's

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Club Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park. 2012 Fountain Films: Enjoy lawn games, music and a showing of “Pretty in Pink” on an outdoor screen. Film begins at dusk. Free. Triangle Park, downtown. Info: 425-2590.

Saturday 19 Fayette County Extension: “Meeting the Challenges of Opportunities of Aging” Conference. Featuring speakers, exhibits and workshops on healthy and wellness, education, policy and fun things to do. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $10, includes lunch. Registration required. Deadline to register May 10. Crestwood Christian Church, 1150 Bellefonte Dr. Info: 257-5582. Girls on the Run: 5k Event. Come celebrate our girls accomplishments this season! 8:30 a.m. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: (502) 472-7507. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 9 a.m.-noon. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357.Salon Asa: Beyond Basics Yoga Class. 9:15 a.m. Free to any current or veteran Military personnel. ID required. Call for reservation. 431 Southland Drive. Info: 276-5335. Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition: 2012 Armed Forces Day Motorcycle Poker Run. $15 for single riders, $20 for double riders. Prizes will be given away as well as raffles. Proceeds benefit the KY Wounded Warrior Program. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Harley-Davidson Man O'War, 2073 Bryant Rd. Poker run begins at noon and ends at 4:30 p.m. at NorthEast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway. The Family Fun Fair will be from 3-6 p.m. at NorthEast Christian Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Info: 971-8737 or Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: First Spoonfuls, classes on raising a healthy eater. First Spoonfuls class, for parents of a child 4-6 months, and Baby's New Tastes class, for parents of a child 6-9 months. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Kentucky Children's Garden: Addie's Day, free admission to the Garden in memory of Adelaide Kennedy McReynolds. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. UK Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr. Info: 257-6955. McConnell Springs: 18th Annual Founder's Day Celebration. Enjoy historic reenactments,

storytellers, musical entertainment, and activities for the whole family. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 416 Rebmann Lane. Info: 225-4073. Shaker Village: Wildlife Cruise to the Blue Heron Rookery. See May 5. Carnegie Center: Early Learner Book Club. 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 3-5 and parents or guardians. Free. May's book is "Full House." First 15 pre-registered families recieve a free copy of the book. Young Readers Club. 11 a.m.-noon. Grades 1 & 2. Free. First 15 pre-registered students receive a free copy of the highlighted book. Young Chef's Club, use kid-friendly recipes and make fun snacks. $10 per family. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Girls Day Out Expo: Jubilicious Events, LLC is proud to announce Frankfort's first "Girls Day Out Expo", an exciting women's expo for all ages. Enjoy exhibits featuring tastings, jewelry, health and beauty, home decor, handbags, cooking, clothing, baby and child, spa and salon, door prizes and more. Jubilicious Events will also be collecting items for Adopt A US Soldier at the expo. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort. Info: 559-9302. Baby Moon: Transitions- Bringing Home a Baby. 1-3 p.m. $35. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Salato Wildlife Center: Wild About Raptors, an enthusiatic bird of prey show. 2:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. #1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort. Info: (502) 564-7863. Musikgarten of Lexington: Parent’s Night Out. 12 years and under. $16 per child. Reservations required. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 121 Malabu Drive, #1 & #2. Info: 245-5887. Lexington Opera House: Lexington Singers present "Aquarius." This performance will feature classic cuts and great anthems from the rock operas, musicals and concept albums that defined the 1960s and 70s. 8 p.m. May 19, 3 p.m. May 20. $20 adult, $18 senior, $15 student. 430 W. Vine St. Info: 233-3535. Raven Run: Stargazing, view the night sky through a variety of telescopes. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 271-6072. Div. of Parks & Rec: Men's City Two-Man Championship. This 36-hole golf tournament is open to men who reside in Fayette County or hold a membership at a Fayette County golf club. May 19 & 20. Kearney Hills Golf Links. $140 per team, includes golf cart. Deadline to enter May 11. Info: 288-2968. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Patriotic


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Sunday 20 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Art of Breastfeeding class. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Comfort Measures childbirth class. 4-6 p.m. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. New Brother/New Sister class. 4:15-5:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Kentucky Horse Park: High Hope Steeplechase. Visit www. for schedule of events. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 233-0492. Gymboree: School Skills Open House. 2-4 p.m. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386.

Monday 21 Lex-Fayette Co. Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Loss Support Group. 11:30 am.-12:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2395. Mother Nurture: Preventing Postpartum Depression. 6 p.m. Free. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 335-5949. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:158:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Gymboree: School Skills Open House. 4:30-6 p.m. 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd # 145. Info: 278-4386. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. West Virginia Power. 7:05 p.m. May 21, 22 & 23. $9 box seats, $5 bleachers. Whitaker Bank Ball Park. Info: 422-7867.

FCPS: No School Living Arts & Science Center: No School Day Classes. Printmaking, bookbinding, jewelry making, landscape painting and more. Times and cost vary by class. Visit for schedule. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222.

Wednesday 23 Lex Public Library: Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Grades K-12. Info: 231-5500.

Thursday 24 Kentucky Horse Park: Kentucky Dressage Association. May 24-27. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 276-8993.

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FCPS: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School graduation. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Rupp Arena. Info: 381-3546. Tates Creek High School graduation. 2-4 p.m. Rupp Arena. Info: 3813620. Bryan Station High School graduation. 5-7 p.m. Rupp Arena. Info: 381-3308. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Singing on the Railroad. 2 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children, free for children 2 & under. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: 873- 2476.

FCPS: Henry Clay High School graduation. 4-6 p.m. Rupp Arena. Info: 381-3423. Lafayette High School graduation. 7-9 p.m. Rupp Arena. Info: 381-3474. LexDance: Contra Dance with open calling and open band. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433.

Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Drop-in Craft-Paperbag Pets. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-10. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 4 & up. Info: 231-5500.

Salon Asa: “Skin Care Spectacular,” offering specialty facials, peels and turbo lifts. Call for reservation. 431 Southland Drive. Info: 276-5335. Kentucky Horse Park: Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo. May 25-27. Info: (270) 395-4889. MayDaze Horse Trials. May 25-27. Info: 621-2478. Patterson's Park Square Dancers. May 25-27. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: (502) 330-0464.

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LexDance: Contra Dance with Liz Natter and The Coffee Zombies. Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $4 students and seniors. Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Info: 9855501.

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Thursday 31 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way class series. 6:15-8:45 p.m. May 31, June 7 & 14. Free. Registration required. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. Rome Braves. 7:05 p.m Info: 422-7867.Y

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Osteoarthritis Advice: Stay Active By Dr. Diana Hayslip

active, protecting joint damage, limiting injury and controlling pain. When joints hurt, people tend not he opportunity to get outside to use them, and muscles get weak. and swim, walk or ride a This can cause the joint to work less bike is probably just what effectively, which makes it harder to you and the more than 27 million get around and causes more pain. And other Americans who suffer from the cycle begins again. osteoarthritis need. Osteoarthritis tends to get worse Osteoarthritis is the most over time, but you can do much to common kind of arthritis, which is help yourself, including staying as inflammation of the joints that causes active as possible. pain and can limit movement. If you have osteoarthritis, you Osteoarthritis can affect any joint should talk with your doctor about in your body and causes the cushion ways to control your pain so that you layer between your bones (cartilage) can stay active. to wear away. Swimming, walking and cycling Although a cure for osteoarthritis are some of the simplest and best has not been found, your doctor can workouts for individuals with help you make a plan for staying osteoarthritis. These aerobic activities Dr. Diana Hayslip is a native of Ohio and a Northeastern allow individuals to get Ohio Universities College of Medicine graduate. their hearts pumping with She moved to Kentucky with her husband and three minimum impact on joints. daughters in 2007 when she joined Family Practice Swimming allows you Associates of Lexington at 1775 Alysheba Way. to get a complete workout Info: 278-5007 or


with little impact on your joints. Walking, especially on a treadmill with shock absorbers, is helpful. Be sure to select high quality footwear to reduce impact on your joints. With cycling, because you are sitting, you avoid straining your lower and upper physique. If you have intense joint discomfort, it is wise to begin on a stationary bike until your body adapts. In addition to swimming, walking and biking, here are some additional tips: w Lose weight if you’re overweight. w Exercise regularly for short periods. w Consult a physical therapist. w Use canes and other special devices to protect your joints. w Avoid lifting heavy things and overusing your joints. w Push, rather than pull objects w Take your medicine properly. w Use heat and/or cold for pain or stiffness. Y

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oes prevention really work when it comes to underage drinking? The answer is a resounding yes when it comes to the Keep It Real campaign. “I would happily give the program an ‘A,’” said Donna Wiesenhahn, a Certified Prevention Professional and Keep It Real committee member. “Other people have copied the program, and we get calls nationally about what we do.” The focus of what they do is the annual Keep It Real video contest, a unique competition in which high school students submit 30-second videos with an anti-underage drinking message. For the past eight years, the contest has culminated in an Oscar-style awards event honoring the winners in a variety of categories. At this year’s event in February, the committee handed out $3,100 in prize money and raffled off giveaways including an iPad. Plus, the winning video was aired on local TV stations and in pre-show ads in local cinemas. The contest helps foster teenage creativity, engages both genders and has helped identify up-and-coming local filmmakers. Garrard County’s Parker Young won three consecutive best-in-show awards and now works for Disney. Perhaps even more persuasive is what students themselves say about the

Keep It Real campaign. In the 2012 survey of students, teachers and parents, telling statistics included:  93% of students believe participating in KIR was worth their time.  92% of students are more aware of the risks of underage drinking as a result of KIR  79% of students reported being less likely to drink as a result of KIR  100% of parents reported that because of KIR they were having more conversations with their teens about underage drinking. For Wiesenhahn, it’s all about high expectations. “It really kills me that the best we can expect from our kids at graduation and at prom is that they get drunk,” she said. “We can have higher expectations for our kids.” That message is necessary because of the onslaught of pro-drinking messages teens receive from TV, video games, movies, magazines – all equating good times with drinking. There is much parents can do to augment the Keep It Real campaign, Wiesenhahn said, referring to the campaign’s web site under Does Prevention Work ( Wiesenhahn encourages parents to balance out the pro-drinking message by speaking out. And she warns, “If the prodrinking message is the only one you want your teens to hear, then don’t speak up.” Y May 2012 | 51

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Providing Cradle to Grave Eye Care


egular readers of this column will know that Dr. Rick Graebe, an optometrist in Versailles, specializes in Vision Therapy, a kind of physical therapy for the eyes, brain and body that has a high success rate for children struggling in school. While countless student careers have been rescued at Dr. Graebe’s office, the practice is not limited to children only. In fact, with two other optometrists with extensive geriatric training – Drs. Regina Callihan and Jennifer Brown – Family Eyecare Associates offers cradle to grave care. Eye health is especially important for older adults, who are at risk for macular degeneration, cataracts and Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates and Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles / 859.879.3665.

glaucoma. “It’s very important for people to get annual eye exams because many of these problems can be nearly 100% treatable if they’re caught soon enough,” Dr. Graebe said. Macular Degeneration: Dr. Graebe’s office was the first in the state to install a Macular Pigment Optical Density tester. This painless, three-minute test detects degeneration of macular pigment, which precedes the permanent loss of central vision with macular degeneration. The condition is caused either by too much or too little blood flowing to the eye, resulting in center vision loss. This affects reading, watching TV, or any vision involving detail. Approximately 30% of people 70 and older will contract macular degeneration, which can be slowed by early detection. Dr. Graebe recommends tests at age 40.

Cataracts: This is the natural clouding of the lens in the eye and will affect everyone if they live long enough. It usually strikes by age 70. Cataracts are 100% treatable and respond to a simple and painless surgical procedure that not only rids the eye of cataracts, but vision is restored as well as after lasik surgery. That is why many patients no longer need glasses to see in the distance after a cataract procedure. Glaucoma: Nicknamed the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma comes with no symptoms and is caused by fluid buildup that leads to excess pressure. It strikes less than 10% of the population but if left untreated, leads to blindness. But if caught by regular examination, it is almost 100% treatable with a simple prescription of eye drops. “It gives us joy to be able to help people and improve their lives no matter their age,” Dr. Graebe said. Y

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Allergies in Kids: What to Do?


llergic rhinitis, sometimes called “hay fever,” affects 15-25% of American children and is probably the most common chronic disease in childhood. Although it’s called “hay fever,” allergic rhinitis is not caused by hay, nor is it associated with a fever. Instead, it is an overreaction of the immune system to substances (allergens) that are harmless to most people. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be triggered by pollen (especially tree, grass and ragweed), mold spores, dust mites, pet dander and cockroaches. Symptoms include a clear runny nose, nasal congestion, itchiness of the nose, postnasal drip, sneezing and coughing. The eyes may be red, itchy and have clear drainage. Complications of allergic rhinitis include mouth breathing – this can lead to long-term dental and facial bone abnormal growth. Restless sleep can lead to daytime fatigue. The ears can be affected, which can lead to retained fluid in the middle ears, raising the potential for ear infections, hearing problems, and then problems with speech in children. The tendency to have allergies is often inherited. What a child is allergic to, though, is usually not. Allergic rhinitis is

diagnosed by history, physical exam and sometimes by allergy skin testing. Specific allergies may be tested for in children 5 and older by putting diluted samples of suspected allergens on the skin that has been scratched or pricked. Sometimes the allergen samples are injected into the skin. A red, hive-like reaction is usually a positive sign for that particular allergen. Treatment consists of avoidance, medications and sometimes immunotherapy. During the season, it is recommended to avoid the peak pollen and mold spore time of 5-10 a.m. Staying indoors, using air conditioning and mattress covers, and removing rugs and carpeting may help. Antihistamines by mouth or as nasal sprays, or eye drops in children as young as 6 months may be used. Steroid nasal sprays and oral leukotriene inhibitors can also be effective. If avoidance and medications provide no relief, immunotherapy may be tried. Diluted mixtures of a child’s offending allergens are injected into the skin in slowly increasing concentrations over years. This trains the immune system to eventually become tolerant of (and not react to) these allergens. Y

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Scholar Athlete of the Month Madison Masters the Art of School & Sports


on’t blame Sayre School senior Madison Mitchell for making Tennessee her college choice – it had nothing to do with athletics. A 1,000-point scorer and MVP of the Sayre basketball and soccer teams, Madison roots for UK and could have played in college. But her choice had everything to do with Tennessee’s excellent art and design programs. Madison, 18, carries a 3.5 GPA, has taken two AP classes and is a member

Madison’s street scene painting was displayed at the New Editions Gallery in Lexington, and her favorite piece was a 6-foot fork sculpture with papier-mache pasta wrapped around it. She also worked with clay and made jewelry at Sayre and plans to load up at Tennessee with art classes. She’ll do well in academics, too. Madison is an avid reader – school favorites are “The Great Gatsby” and “All the King’s Men,” and she has whipped

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her time wisely,” her mother said. Along with her busy sports, academic and yearbook schedule, Madison serves on the school’s Title IX committee to make sure equity exists between boys and girls sports at Sayre. Of course, Madison worked to eliminate equity on the soccer field and basketball court, doing her best to School: Sayre School • Grade: 12th dominate the opposition. • Sport: Basketball, soccer • Academics: In soccer, she was the team MVP last season, and was a team captain and Madison is a National Art Honor Society an all-district selection as a junior and member, editor of the school yearbook and has a senior. 3.5 GPA. • Parents: Beth & Sam In basketball, she was a four-year starter and scored more than 1,200 of the National Honor Society. More through “The Hunger Games” trilogy. points. No. 1,000 came in a victory over importantly to her, she is also a member She has combined her verbal and design West Jessamine. of the National Art Honor Society. skills as the editor of the Sayre yearbook. She also was team captain the past “I really like the art teachers at Sayre,” “I’m excited about our design theme, two seasons, an All-City second-team said Madison, who has taken painting, which is to make the yearbook look like selection and has been invited to try out drawing and 3-D art classes and plans to a brochure you see on a hiking trail,” she for the state all-star team. study interior design at Tennessee. said. “She is very competitive and “I’m jealous of their art program at And every night, Madison beats a trail determined,” her mother Beth said. Sayre,” said Madison’s mother Beth, who to her schoolwork with no prompting “She takes control and encourages her has worked as an interior designer. “They from her parents. teammates.” do neat things there.” “She works hard and has learned to use Sounds like an ideal scholar-athlete. Y

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