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Letter From the Editor
To Mark Our 15th Anniversary, I Vow to Lose (Gulp) 15 Pounds
his next sentence frightens me but here goes. To mark the 15th anniversary of Lexington Family Magazine, I vow to lose 15 pounds by April 13, the date of our 2013 Summer Camp. Don’t know if I can do it. I’m far from obese, but at 5-11, 185, I could stand to lose weight. And 15 pounds sounds like a good start. Of course, I haven’t seen 170 pounds since the Carter Administration. Still, no crazy diets or magic weight loss medicine for me. I intend to lose the old-fashioned way – exercise. My issue is like many adults. I work at a computer all day. Call me Mr. Sedentary. But that ends now. I belong to a gym, so there are no excuses.
Editor John Lynch Advertising Kristi Boss Lindsay Emmerich Glenda Isaac Gary Mazza
Marketing & Events Laurie Evans Graphic Design Daniel Morgan Baby Bump Editor Katie Saltz Office Manager Carla Hall
Cover Photography Robin Allen Photography
• Distribution Monthly • Circulation 30,000 • Readership 72,000 • Distribution Points 700 in 8 counties
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With their personal trainers, the families will be available at our booth at the Camp Fair to answer questions and share fitness suggestions. Fitness is a top priority for us at Lexington Family. In our state, childhood and adult obesity rates are dangerously high. If we’re going to reverse that trend, we must start with ourselves. As parents, we can serve as fitness role models for our children. Along with my vow to lose 15 pounds, I invite you to take our Fit Family Challenge. If you and your family would like to be profiled in our magazine as you take that challenge, contact me at email@example.com or 2231765. Y
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Publisher Dana Tackett
My weight loss vow coincides with a new program at Lexington Family – our 2013 Fit Family Challenge. Starting in January, we will choose four local families who accept the fitness challenge and profile their efforts in our JanuaryApril issues. Those issues will include exercise tips, suggestions for family fitness activities and updates on my progress. We will pair each family with a personal trainer for a free session. In addition, all four families will be honored at the Camp Fair and receive prizes from our sponsors.
Short Stuff Museum Go Round, Scarefests, Fall Festivals, Race for the Cure, Plus Fall Snack Mix Recipe. Family Favorite Awards Our readers have spoken and the votes have been counted. Check out the list of Family Favorites. Birthday Parties Kids make their own meals with this DIY party idea. Private School Open Houses In October and November, 16 area schools open their doors. Breastfeeding Rights Know the state breastfeeding laws and learn about local resources.
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On the Cover Tyler Walter, 4, is the son of Matt and Angie of Lexington. Angie was our cover model in November 2003. Cake by Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe. Photo by Robin Allen Photography
giveaways Caramanda’s Bakery Don’t you love the cake on the cover of Lex. Family this month? You could win a $50 gift certificate for delectable goodies at Caramanda’s Bakery. Info: 278-7172 or www.caramandas.com.
Lexington Ice Center Lexington Ice Center will offer a free enrollment to any one of its six-week Learn to Skate sessions. 560 Eureka Springs Drive. 269-5681. www.lexingtonicecenter.com
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Lex. Family is giving away three sets of two tickets to BYB’s performance of “Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead,” which follows the life of a family in Mexico. Nov. 2-3 at Lexington Opera House. Info: 271-4472. To register for these giveaways, visit www.lexingtonfamily. com or call 223-1765 by the contest deadline of Oct. 22. 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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2 convenient locations, 1 fun-filled night: Friday, October 26 Beaumont Centre Family YMCA: 6-8 p.m. North Lexington Family YMCA: 6:30-8 p.m.
Games, activities, costume contests, snacks, prizes and more at each location. www.ymcaofcentralky.org
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15) Calendar! – Every month we provide the best day-to-day calendar of events for families in Central Kentucky and beyond. Get out and about! 14) Resources! – We compile the most comprehensive guides for our readers, including private schools, summer camps, preschools and daycares, birthday party locations, after-school activities, maternity resources and retirement communities. 13) Win a Contest! – At our Summer Camp Fair, area kids win prizes in our Writing Contest and can enter to be one of our Cover Models. 12) Summer Camp Fair! – Plan all your children’s activities, visiting 80 exhibitors representing summer camps and enrichment activities on 4/13/13. 11) More Resources for All – In addition to our monthly magazine, we publish four annual publications: Baby Bump, a maternity guide; Field Trip & Activity Guide, for teachers, camp directors, homeschool and church youth groups, and is distributed to every elementary school teacher in Fayette and nine other counties; Successful Aging Resource Guide, an elder guide publication; and Exceptional Family KY, a statewide magazine dedicated to those with disabilities. We publish that magazine in partnership with the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities. 10) New Mom Info – In addition to the annual maternity guide, we also offer www.babybumplexington. com, which is maintained by Baby Bump editor Katie Saltz. The web site is devoted to all things maternity and the first year or two of a child’s life. 9) Keep Your Family Healthy – Every issue we provide expert advice and information from Dr. Charles Ison, a pediatrician at Pediatric & Adolescent Associates, Dr. Diana Hayslip of Family Practice Associates, and Dr. Rick Graebe, a Versailles behavioral optometrist specializing in Vision Therapy.
Also Inside Breastfeeding Rights & Resources Whooping Cough Is on the Rise 16 Private School Open Houses
426 8) Laughing Matters– Katie Saltz, our Baby Bump editor and a local mom who created the blog, “My New Heartbeat,” writes a monthly column of the same name. Katie brings her razor sharp wit to the new mom experience. 7) Find Us Everywhere – With more than 700 distribution points in Fayette and seven surrounding counties, the magazine can be found everywhere families gather. 6) Educator of the Month – With sponsor Asbury University, we honor educators. In addition to being profiled in the magazine, each Educator of the Month will receive a commemorative plaque, a framed copy of the article and a gift certificate to a quality restaurant in Lexington. Nominate an Educator at www. lexingtonfamily.com. 5) Scholar Athlete of the Month – With sponsor Kentucky Utilities, we have recognized more than 180 Scholar-Athletes. This year, a local business group led by Mike Pulliam of Rector Hayden Realtors and Man O’ War Golf is sponsoring $2,500 in scholarships to be shared by two Scholar Athletes. Nominate a Scholar Athlete at www.lexingtonfamily.com. 4) Stay in Touch – From our Facebook page to our weekly e-newsletter, you can keep up with the latest family friendly events in the area
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and enter to win cool giveaways. Friend us on Facebook and sign up for our free e-newsletter by visiting our web site. 3) Win Free Stuff – From Circus and Disney on Ice tickets to local children’s performances and the latest DVDs, we feature all kinds of giveaways in the magazine. Turn to the Giveaway page in the magazine today and register to win. 2) In Praise of Our Children! – My son Jack and the children of our staff members have inspired each and every issue of Lexington Family. Let’s hear it for all our kids. 1) Free! Free! Free! – Everything we do at Lexington Family Magazine is free to our readers. That’s been true for 15 years and it’ll be true for the next 15, so enjoy. Y
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12th Annual Elder Care Tour Set for Sunday, Nov. 4
ith people living longer than ever, elder care concerns increasingly are at the forefront of family discussions. A recurring theme in our series of Sandwich Generation stories on elder care has been the importance of preparedness. All too often, our readers tell us, older adults and Sandwich Generation folks find themselves forced by crisis to make immediate decisions about their own care, the care of a spouse or the care of an aging parent. Aging can present special challenges to the whole family, especially when a loved one is no longer able to live alone. In response, Lexington Family Magazine founded a one-of-its-kind event in Central Kentucky – the Elder Care Facilities Tour. This year marks the 12th installment of this award-winning event. The Tour is designed to help families address issues before a crisis hits. This is your chance to be prepared. On Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1:30-5 p.m.,
participating retirement communities in Central Kentucky will host free open houses. The open houses are designed to let older adults, their adult children and other caregivers educate themselves about elder care housing options in a relaxed, unpressured atmosphere. In the November issue, Lexington Family Magazine will publish a map with the names, description and location of participating elder care retirement communities. Mark your calendar for this event, and be sure to get your copy of the November issue or visit our website for details. Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com or 223-1765. Y
Educator of the Month
Asbury University, with Lexington Family Magazine, is honoring our most valued professionals – the men and women who educate our children. Each month, Asbury will select a deserving educator – teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, superintendent – who will be profiled in Lexington Family Magazine. Each Educator will receive a commemorative plaque, a framed copy of the article and a gift certificate to a restaurant in Lexington.
Scholar Athlete of the Month For the first time in 15 years, winners of Kentucky Utilities’ monthly Scholar Athlete award will have a chance to share $2,500 in scholarships, provided by Mike Pulliam, a Rector Hayden Realtor and instructor at Man O’ War Golf, plus Howard Smith of Southern Automotive Garage Equipment, Barry and Mike Barrett of Auto Excel, local CPA Kenny Frank and PBI Bank.
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12-Year-Old Wins Kids Eye View Photo Contest
exington Family Magazine’s first “Kids Eye View Photo Contest” drew 21 entries from young people aged 6-14. Voting by our readers ended Sept. 17 and our winner has been named. Twelve-year-old Elora Mukhopadhyay, a sixth grader at Jessie Clark Middle School, is the first winner of our photo contest. She received 238 of the total 829 votes cast. Elora will receive a $100 cash prize for the winning photo, named Sunset Kentucky. It can be viewed, along with the other entries, at the magazine’s web site (www.lexingtonfamily.com). Although this is Lexington Family’s first photo contest for kids, this isn’t
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Elora’s first award for photography. She is a veteran of the PTA’s Reflections contests, winning awards in photography, Elora Mukhopadhyay choreography and visual arts. She also won a $1,500 scholarship from KHEAA for a drawing she entered in the Dream Out Loud contest. The conceptual drawing depicted a child with special needs receiving help through technology.
Elora is interested in photography and also loves drawing, dancing and martial arts. She is a ballet dancer at Dancer’s Studio and has performed in “The Nutcracker” with Bluegrass Youth Ballet. Elora also is a straight A student. In October, the magazine is holding a Halloween Costume Photo Contest. To enter to win a cash prize, submit photos of your children all dressed up for trick-or-treat to the web site from Oct. 20-Nov. 5. Voting is Nov. 6-20. The winner will be announced Nov. 21 on the magazine’s Facebook page. Info: www.lexingtonfamily.com or call 223-1765. Y
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my new heartbeat he pages of a Pottery Barn magazine are the most deceptive things for an expectant parent. Planning a dream nursery is fun and exciting ... and very unrealistic. Not to say that supreme cuteness cannot be achieved. But those “dream nurseries” we see all over magazine ads and Pinterest pages lack one thing: an actual baby living there. Within all these beautiful scenes, I notice there is some
I’d definitely want Katie Saltz to be a child who couldn’t actually play with any of the toys in my room… I’m not condemning the desire to have a cute nursery. Creating a space for your baby is an important part of
digital Oct. [at] LexingtonFamily.com Halloween Photo Contest With Halloween right around the corner, there will be costumes galore and lots of chances to take photos of your little ones! Whether your child’s costume is super creative or super cute, be sure to snap a photo and submit it for our Halloween Costume Photo Contest. The winning photo will receive a cash prize and a $50 gift certificate to a Lexington restaurant. Submit photos Oct. 20-Nov. 5 to www. lexingtonfamily.com. Voting is Nov. 6-20. The winner will be announced Nov. 21 on our Facebook page.
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Where’s Baby in Those Picture Perfect Nurseries?
Handling Emergencies on Your Own: Tips from a single parent on how to prepare for the unexpected and act quickly if you are alone with your infant.
impractical décor. For example, where the heck is your Diaper Genie? Oh, you are going to use that tiny pink wastebasket that matches your curtains? Fabulous idea! Have fun changing the trash bag seven times a day. Of course, that French Bistro-inspired crib bedding is gorgeous. So gorgeous in fact, it’s a shame to know that soon enough it will be covered in spit-up. I hope you bought plenty of matching sheets, because no matter how hard the diaper companies try, their products are not 100% leak proof. The countless ceramic jewelry boxes and antique teddy bears are a nice touch.
Best Gifts for a Breastfeeding Mom: Nursing supplies can run out quickly for a new mom. Check out our guide on how to create a fully-loaded gift basket to help mothers ease into breastfeeding.
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nesting. I just hope mothers will be realistic when decorating that space. Realize that bodily fluids will soil many surfaces of this room. You will have days when you leave laundry on the floor and toys get shoved into whatever bin has more empty space. Most days you won’t have time to color coordinate the closet. A picture perfect life isn’t easy to maintain with an infant in the photo shoot. If you are set on having a catalog nursery, be sure to take lots of photos before you have your baby. Because that is the last time the room will look like that. Y
Pin-Points: Our Pintesters tried out homemade baby wipes and attempted a “Diaper Cake” tutorial. Visit our Facebook page for a chance to win the Diaper Décor final product.
Social Media Join the conversation! News, polls, parenting issues and giveaways are posted on Facebook and Twitter weekly. Like Lexington Family Magazine and BabyBumpLexington on Facebook, and tell us what you think!
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Come explore LCA’s Preschool and Primary Programs during our FALL PREVIEW EVENTS! Providence Preschool 3 & 4 yr. old preschool Oct. 18th @ 6:30pm Providence Christian Church 101 Providence Way (Back Entrance)
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Preschool – 3rd grade Oct. 25th @ 6:30pm LCA’s Main Campus 450 West Reynolds Road (Elementary Entrance)
Art Inspire creativity in visual and interactive arts.
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3 & 4 yr. old preschool Nov. 8th @ 6:30pm Eastland Church of God 2598 Liberty Road (Back Entrance)
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Hope Hill Foster Care
Give hurting kids a chance to grow! Do You... • Have a passion for kids? • Believe every child deserves a home? • Want to make a difference in someone’s life?
• Compassionate? • Supportive? • Willing to receive training and support service? Then becoming a foster parent for at-risk children and youth might be right for you.
Tates Creek Primary
Transitional Kindergarten – 3rd grade Nov. 15th @ 6:30pm Immanuel Baptist Church 3100 Tates Creek Road (Back Entrance) PROGRAM OF EVENTS 6:30 Welcome 6:40-7:10 Learn about a “Whole Child Education” Explore a “Special World” Discover “The Next Big Thing” in Technology 7:10-7:30 Visit with school representative LCA’s Fall Preview Events are designed to help introduce you to many elements of the Lexington Christian Academy experience. We invite you and your child to explore LCA and see why we are a world-class, Christ-centered school.
Contact the Hope Hill Foster Care office for more information on how you can begin the process.
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Fun Fall Snack Mix 2 Cups multi-grain Cheerios 2 Cups pretzel sticks 2 Cups Goldfish crackers 1 Cup peanuts 1 Cup Candy Corn 1 Cup raisins
w Stir together all ingredients and display in a pretty glass bowl. Give the kids little plastic cups or cupcake liners to hold their snack mix in. w This is a great snack mix for Halloween parties or fall birthday parties. It’s easy to adapt this recipe by using your children’s favorite healthy cereal, adding flavored Goldfish crackers, omitting peanuts if someone is allergic and adding fall-colored M&Ms for chocolate lovers. Switch it up for Christmas with red and green candies and Christmas tree-shaped pretzels. Add pastel candy eggs or jelly beans for Easter and spring birthdays, and look for red, white and blue candies for 4th of July celebrations. Nutrition Content per serving (1 cup): Cal.120 230calories | Carb. 1.5g44fat | 21gFat carbs 5 |6g protein Protein 4
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coordinator at Lexington Family Magazine and the mother of two daughters. “I came up with this mix for my daughter’s 13th birthday party. I needed something a gang of active girls could munch on during the pool party that wouldn’t ruin their appetite for dinner.”
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Lexington Philharmonic Opens Family Series With ‘American Voices’
he Lexington Philharmonic opens its Family Concert Series on Oct. 28 with “Voices of America” at the Lexington Opera House. This performance features music from American composers such as Aaron Copland, George Chadwick and Steve Heitzeg and explores some of America’s most influential story-tellers like Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert begins at 3 p.m. with pre-concert activities for the family starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for children. Info: 233-4226. Y
Museum Go Round Brings Art & Science to Triangle Park
ring the whole family for a day of fun on Oct. 13 at the 23rd annual Museum Go Round Festival hosted by the Explorium. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Triangle Park, children and adults can see amazing artwork, explore math and science activities and have hands-on, interactive fun. Stroll the Artist Alley to meet artists under the age of 18 as they share and sell their original work. Go on a hunt for dinosaur bones; make your own sidewalk chalk; see some creepy, crawly creatures in It’s a Buggy World or visit the Art Smart Lab for different activities all day long. All activities are free to the public, and artwork prices vary. Museum Go Round is sponsored by Central Bank and Trust Company. Info: 258-3253. Y
TIGER KIM’S Tae Kwon Do
Train with 2012 U.S. Open National Champions • Over 5,000 sf. of facility with rock climbing wall • The only Kukkiwon certified official school in Lexington • Little Tiger Classes Ages 3 and up • Birthday parties, field trips, family classes are available
Toddler Time Reading Book 2 year-olds & their parents/guardians Saturday, October 27 10:15-11:00 am – Free Experience a storytime that encourages early excitement for reading and creativity through hands-on activities. The first 15 pre-registered families in attendance will each bring home a FREE copy of the book.
3601 Palomar Centre Dr. Lexington, KY 40513 www.tigerkimtkd.com
Young Chefs Club Grades 1 -3 Saturdays, Oct. 6, Oct. 27 & Dec. 8 12:30 -1:30 pm – $15 Like food? Like fun? With a little imagination and hands-on experience, you’ll learn to make fun and delicious snack foods. sample some in class and take some home to share. You’ll also take home your own kid-friendly recipes to make again & again.
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859-254-4175 • carnegiecenterlex.org
Join us for Prospective Family Day, Sunday, November 11th, 1:30 P.M. • Treat your kids to one of our special classes like art, music, or science. • Get to know our teachers. • Take a student-led tour.
The Lexington School is a garden where children grow in their own special way, where kids spend their foundation years developing their own talents and interests, and discovering who they will become. And when they’re just about to grow out of us, we help them find the High School program that suits them best. We give them the tools to make the next step a thoughtful and easy one. Come see for yourself how your child can GROW.
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Fall Festivals in October
Put On Your Costumes for Area Scarefests Little Goblins Galore
McConnell Springs / 288-2900 Sponsored by Lex. Parks & Recreation, Little Goblins is for ages 12 and under. Kids can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares. Trick-or-treat along a trail filled with friendly characters. There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, special entertainment, food and soft drinks. Oct. 27: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per child. Parents/guardians free.
Downtown Lexington / 254-9790 Zombies return to downtown for the annual performance of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video “Thriller,” which will be held at 8:30 p.m. after the pre-dance party in CentrePointe at 7 p.m. The undead will start out at the Kentucky Theatre and proceed down Main Street to Cheapside Pavilion. Oct. 28: 7 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 29: 7 p.m.
Lexington History Museum
Bell House, 545 Sayre Ave. 254-0530 www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org Scary Night at the Museum is a fun and scary way to learn about the history of the region, with age-appropriate activities for all. Oct. 28: 5-8 p.m. Free admission.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum 175 Beasley Dr., Versailles 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
The Halloween “Haunted” Train Ride will let you search for ghosts, goblins and ghouls during your ride. Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27; 8 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children ages 2-12.
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville (502) 459-2181 www.louisvillezoo.org World’s Largest Halloween Party: If scary is no fun for your little one, then don’t miss this sweet party. Not-tooscary Halloween fun for the whole family with costumed characters and fanciful storybook scenes throughout the Zoo. Trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. Oct. 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28: 5-8:30 p.m. $8 ages 3 & up, $4 for zoo members.
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati (513) 281-4700 www.cincinnatizoo.org HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo and BOO-tanical Garden encourages children (12 and under) to dress up in their wildest costumes and fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Guests can enjoy special animal encounter, a pumpkin patch, Scare-ousel, the Beauty Shop of Horrors and more. Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28: noon-5 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children and seniors.
Bi-Water Farm 877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown (502) 863-367-6877 Join fall fun seven days a week with AutumnFest through Oct. 31. Families can enjoy the Spooky Farmhouse, Mile High Slide, corn mazes, hayrides, music, food, the Enchanted Barnyard and more. Admission is $9 per person. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sundays, noon7:30 p.m. Boyd Orchards 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles (859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com Oct. 6-7: Fall Festival Oct. 13-14: Pumpkin Festival Oct. 20-21: October Festival Oct. 27-28: Harvest Festival The festival features playgrounds, animals, hayrides, corn mazes and special events each weekend. Admission is $10 per child, $7 per adult. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Evans Orchard 180 Stone Road, Georgetown (502) 863-2255 Celebrate the wonder of fall with the Harvest Festival every weekend through Oct. 28. Special events are planned for each weekend, along with pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more. Admission is free and a $10 all-inone armband allows access to all activities. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sundays, noon6 p.m. Y
Race for the Cure Hits Downtown
he 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Lexington Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 6 this year to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Whether you run for your mother, sister, co-worker, or yourself, the Komen Race for the Cure hopes to see 7,000 participants out running
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or walking for this year’s event. The organization set a goal to raise $600,000 for the 2012 race. Survivor events being at 8 a.m. at CentrePointe on Limestone and Main Street. The 5 K race begins at 9 a.m. A one-mile family fun run/ walk will begin at 9 a.m. as well. Registration is $35 per runner to be timed, or $30 per untimed
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Who Can Benefit From Brain Training?
ur brains are magnificent machines. They can process every bit of information, every question and every fragment of sensory input at lightning speed so that we can learn, answer, make decisions or just enjoy the moment. But for the struggling student, these automatic processes often let them down. Understanding new
Other warning signs of struggling students who can be helped include: t School gets harder every year. t Studying very hard for a test and then failing it. t Difficulty in reading out loud. t Poor reading and comprehension. t Having to review spelling words every night to pass the test.
For the struggling student, the brain’s automatic processes often let them down. information becomes difficult and awkward. Reading that should have been effortless becomes a slow, embarrassing trial. LearningRx’s brain training (also called cognitive skills training) can reverse this process because it focuses on the underlying problem – weak cognitive skills. By improving these skills, LearningRx can help students of all ages learn faster and easier. LearningRx differs from tutoring, which focuses on re-teaching material that a student missed the first time it was presented. This may work for some students. But if re-teaching doesn’t work, or only a few days later your child still lacks understanding, the problem may rest at the cognitive skills level, which LearningRx addresses. That’s why students with ADHD, autism or dyslexia can benefit from brain training.
t Counting on fingers. t Difficulty learning new concepts such as subtraction, grammar etc. t Homework taking three hours when it should take only 30 minutes. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt and grow, is the science behind brain training and the basis of LearningRx. The program exposes each student to a customized series of intense mental workouts. To perform these workouts, the brain is forced to strengthen, reorganize and even create new neural pathways. In other words, brain training “rewires” the brain to perform more efficiently than ever before. LearningRx brain training has the power to improve the quality of life and learning for almost all students regardless of their current level of learning or reading success. Y
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2012 Family Favorites Winners
ey readers! Here are results of our third annual Family Favorites Awards Contest. More than 2,600 of you logged on this summer and voted for your favorites. Congratulations to these businesses that you voted as your Family Favorites. And we want to SEE you enjoying your favorites around town, so this month we are launching our “Family Favorite Scavenger Hunt” photo contest. All you have to do is one of your favorite things. Each Thursday in October we will announce a photo challenge on our web site and on our Facebook page and Twitter. We will pick one of our Family Favorites categories and ask you to go to your favorite place that fits that category and take a photo of yourself or your family. Upload the photos to LexingtonFamily.com by the following Wednesday and you could be one of our weekly winners or our Grand Prize Winner! Y Favorite School Field Trip: Boyd Orchards Favorite Local Day Camp: Lex. Children’s Theatre Favorite “Kid Friendly” Restaurant: Chick-fil-A Favorite frozen treat Shop: Orange Leaf Favorite Museum: Explorium of Lex. Favorite Tutoring/Learning Center: Carnegie Center Favorite Birthday Cake Maker: Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe
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Favorite Movie Theater: Cinemark Theaters – Fayette Mall
Favorite Overnight Camp: 4-H Camp
Favorite Free Family Fun Site: The Arboretum
Favorite Academic Camp: Living Arts & Science Ctr
Favorite Amusement Park: Walt Disney World
Favorite Sports Camp: Transylvania Sports
Favorite Swimming Pool: Southland Aquatic Ctr.
Favorite Martial Arts Program: Central Ky. YMCA
Favorite Local Festival: Woodland Art Fair
Favorite Music Program: Gymboree Play & Music
Favorite Hiking Spot: Natural Bridge
Favorite Horseback Riding Program: Life Adventure Center
Favorite Day Trip: Newport Aquarium
Favorite Book Store: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Favorite Gymnastics/Cheer Center: Legacy All Sports
Favorite Consignment Shop: Once Upon A Child
Favorite Dance Studio: Lexington Dance Factory
Favorite Photographer: Holifield Photography
Favorite Place for Girls Birthday Parties: Build-a-Bear
Favorite Pediatric Dentist: Pediatric Dentistry Favorite Orthodontist: White, Greer & Maggard Favorite Pediatrician: Pediatric & Adolescent Associates
Favorite Veterinarian: Beaumont Veterinary Ctr Favorite maternity/baby business: Baby Belly Spa Favorite Place for Boys Birthday Parties: Monkey Joe’s
Favorite School Field Trip 1396 Pinckard Pike Versailles, Ky. (859) 873-3097 • Just 11 mins. from New Circle & Hwy 60 www.boydorchards.com
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Favorite Tutoring/Learning Center The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning empowers people to explore and express their voices through imaginative learning and the literary arts. The Carnegie Center is a non-profit family learning center devoted to helping all people improve their quality of life.
859-254-4175 • carnegiecenterlex.org
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Favorite Local Day Camp! lctonstage.org I 859-254-4546 Providing year-round theatre education classes for ages 4 to adult! 418 W. Short St. Lexington, KY
Favorite Academic Camp The LASC is a participatory organization, providing creative, educational experiences in the arts and sciences. Classes for children and adults, interactive art and science exhibits, hands-on field trip programs, free community art events, school programs, and a large scholarship program all ensure access to arts and science education for children and adults.
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Voted Favorite Place For Boyâ€™s Birthday Parties 1850 Bryant Rd Ste 120 Lexington, KY 40509 859.264.0405 www.monkeyjoes.com
Favorite Pediatrician 859-277-6102 www.paalex.com Two Locations In Lexington: Main: 3050 Harrodsburg Rd. East: 171 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Ste. 100
Voted Favorite Martial Arts Program
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By Laurie Evans
ou’re making that checklist for your child’s birthday and you start to panic as you realize you’ve got to find a location, provide food and come up with something for the little darlings to do. Ack! Your blood pressure rises just thinking about it. Don’t panic! What if I gave you a birthday party idea that takes care of all three problems at once? Hold a “Make Your Own” Birthday party. Host the party in your kitchen and make the food double as the activity. Problem solved! Pick your child’s favorite meal and turn it into a “Make Your Own” Meal. Does he love pizza? Set out English muffin halves or mini-pizza crusts, then
provide a couple of different sauces and a variety of toppings. Place the mini-pizzas on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and you can write the kids’ names on the paper. Does your daughter love Mexican food? Make a taco, burrito or quesadilla bar. Set out tortillas, brown some hamburger and set out bowls of shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, refried beans, sliced olives and spices. Top off the party with a “Design Your Own Cupcake” bar. Bake several dozen mini-cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Then set the table with bowls of flavored icings, sprinkles, chopped nuts, chocolate chips and crushed cookies. Provide paper plates so the kids can
make extra cupcakes to take home to their families. These parties are easy to customize. For older kids who like to cook, have your guests help in chopping, prepping and setting up the food bar. Even preschoolers can help with chores like patting out pizza dough, tearing up lettuce or crushing cookies for cupcake topping. Don’t bother with goodie bags for these parties. Give your little chefs their own child-sized apron to take home, a bag full of cupcake toppings or even their own cooking tools like spatulas and wooden spoons from the dollar store. Now you’ve got a party that is fun and filling at the same time! Y
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Bluegrass Railroad Museum 175 Beasley Road, Versailles (859) 873-2476 / (800) 755-BGRM www.bgrm.org Bounce House 831 Eastern Bypass, Suite 1 Richmond / (859) 624-2666 www.bouncehouseky.net BounceU 3644 Boston Road, Suite 130 268-6238 / www.bounceu.com Boyd Orchards 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles (859) 873-3097 www.boydorchards.com Cambo the Clown 271-0673
Celebration Center of Lexington 1509 Trent Blvd. / 272-3414 www.celebrationcenteroflexington.com
Evans Orchard and Cider Mill 180 Stone Road, Georgetown (502) 863-2255 www.evansorchard.com
Champ’s Entertainment Center 297 Ruccio Way / 268-3888 http://champskate.com Collins Bowling Eastland Bowling Lanes 750 E. New Circle Road / 252-3429 Southland Bowling Lanes 205 Southland Drive / 277-5746 www.collinsbowling.com The Curious EDGE & Club Scientific Bluegrass 3306 Clays Mill Road, Suite 203 899-3343
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Bits & Bites
‘Bike to the Future’ to Support Living Arts & Science Center
o limousine rental is needed for this prom, as you’ll bike your way through it. And there are more surprises: You don’t have to dress up, your bike does! “Bike to the Future” is the theme of the Fifth Annual Bike Prom, so space up the décor and join the crowd on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Living Arts & Science Center. Bikers will meet for pre-prom at 5:30 p.m. for registration where refreshments will be served. The biking prom officially starts at 6:30 p.m. Along the way participants will be able to stop for activities such as portraits, punch and spin-the-bottle. The finish line and after party is at Atomic Café, where prizes and awards will be presented. Participants of all ages and biking experience are welcome. You can race or casually ride. The event cost $8 per participant and benefits the Living Arts & Science Center, which is a non-profit organization. Info: www.LASCLEX.org, www.lexrides.com, or call the LASC at 859-252-5222.
Free Preschool Fair in November Hosted by MOMS Club
OMS Club of Lexington-East is hosting its fourth annual Lexington Preschool Fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.noon at Centenary United Methodist Church located at 2800 Tates Creek Road. Preschool representatives will provide information about their programs, and activities for children activities will be available. The event is free to the public. Info: 955-0056 or by email at email@example.com.
Good Foods Co-Op Celebrates 40th Anniversary in October
ustomers can celebrate Good Foods Market and Café’s 40th anniversary with “Cake Time!” on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a complete anniversary celebration with complimentary cake, coffee, cider, music and giveaways. The anniversary celebration goes on the entire month, also highlighting Co-op Month, Fair Trade Month, and the International Year of Cooperatives. The monthly regular Sampling Saturday takes on a harvest theme to kick off the anniversary festivities with local produce samples and music. Harvest Sampling Saturday is Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Co-op Rocks, a Co-op Educational Fair, is Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. when customers can get to know about other co-ops in the area. All events are free to the public. Good Foods is at 455 Southland Drive. Info: 278-1813 or www.goodfoods.coop. Y
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Open Houses for Private Schools
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Community Montessori 166 Crestwood Dr. / 277-4805 www.cmsmontessori.org Call to arrange tours for students 3-12 years old Lexington Catholic High 2250 Clays Mill Rd. / 277-7183 www.lexingtoncatholic.com Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. Lex. Christian Academy 450 Reynolds Rd. / 422-5700 www.lexingtonchristian.org LCA Junior High and High School Showcase Days / RSVP required Rose Campus (Main Entrance) Oct. 4: 8 a.m.-3:20pm Providence Preschool 3 & 4 Providence Christian Church Oct. 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Rose Preschool & Primary Rose Campus (Elem. entrance) Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lexington Latin School Ashland Baptist Church 483 Reynolds Rd. / 806-0832 www.thelexingtonlatinschool.com Oct. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Montessori High School 620 S. Broadway / 455-8064 www.montessorihigh.org Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Montessori Middle Schoool of Ky. 725 Stone Rd. / 277-1169 www.cmsmontessori.org Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 pm (For Montessori 5th-6th Graders) Providence Montessori 1209 Texaco Rd. / 255-7330 www.providencemontessoriky.org Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. Sayre School 194 N. Limestone St. / 254-1361 www.sayreschool.org Preschool and Lower School (Montessori 3, 4 & 5, Pre-K 3 & 4, K-5) Oct. 16, 8:30-10 a.m. Middle School (grades 6-8) Oct. 23, 8:30-10 a.m.
Summit Christian Academy 2780 Clays Mill Rd. / 277-0503 www.lexingtonsummit.org Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Sts. Peter and Paul School 133 Barr St (Birth-K) / 233-0921 423 W. Short St. (1st-8th grade) 254-9257 / www.sppslex.org Oct. 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at both campuses
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Frankfort Christian Academy 1349 U.S. 421, Frankfort (502) 695-0744 / 422-5700 www.frankfortchristian.org Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lex. Christian Academy 450 Reynolds Rd. / 422-5700 www.lexingtonchristian.org East Preschool, 3 & 4 Eastland Chuch of God 2958 Liberty Rd. (Back Entrance) Nov. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. LCA Junior High and High School Showcase Days / RSVP required Rose Campus (Main Entrance) Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-3:20 p.m. TCP & Intermediate TK–6th Immanuel Baptist Church 3100 Tates Creek Road (Back Entrance) Nov. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Lexington School 1050 Allen Road / 278-0501 www.thelexingtonschool.org Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m. Sayre School 194 N. Limestone St. / 254-1361 www.sayreschool.org Upper School (grades 9-12) Nov. 1, 8:30 -10 a.m. Trinity Christian Academy 3900 Rapid Run Dr. / 271-0079 www.tcalex.org Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. (For Preschool-Kindergarten) Veritas Christian Academy St. Luke UMC / 2351 Alumni Dr. 229-9120 www.veritaschristianky.com Nov. 12, 4:30-6 p.m. For grades K-8th Y
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Gymboree Play & Music
Local Classes Make Growing Up Fun
hen Jennifer McConchie of Lexington sought an activity for her 3-monthold daughter Claire, she followed the recommendation of a friend and signed up for a Play & Learn class at Gymboree. Jennifer quickly discovered that this was not only an effective class for Claire’s development, but it served her as a new mom as well. “I found other moms and it was like a sounding board and support group for me,” she said. And Claire, now 13 months, was a big fan of the classes, too. “She really likes the music,” her mother said. “I’ve watched her pick up tempo and beats. It’s really rewarding for both of us.” That is the response Gymboree owner Robin Tucker seeks. Tucker is a trained pediatric occupational therapist and opened Gymboree in Lexington in 2003. She was one of Gymboree’s first customers with her daughters Ella and Mackenzie, now 8 and 10 years old. Her son Tylan is 12. “I’ve been a mommy, not just a teacher at Gymboree,” Tucker said. “And I was a satisfied mommy.” It’s the Gymboree program that pleases parents and kids. Based on childhood development principles, age-appropriate classes develop motor, cognitive, social, sensory and language skills. They also build self-confidence, social skills and emotional awareness. With six teachers, Gymboree offers four types of programs for kids from birth to 5 years old. The core program is Play & Learn classes. Led by a trained
Gymboree teacher, children play with different instruments so children learn their parents or caregivers in a large the building blocks of music, including gym filled with wooden slides and rhythm, tone, pitch and movement. ladders, foam barrels, wedges and mats, Customized birthday party packages and inflatable tubes, balls and logs. are also offered. Classes last 45 minutes with activities Tucker knows from experience that changing every few minutes. Every two Gymboree meets parents’ needs. weeks the configuration of the gym is “Parents tell me, ‘I don’t know what changed to provide 18 different lessons. I’d do without you. You keep me sane. Each activity and transition is You taught me about my child.’ That’s accompanied by a song, adding one what makes it all worth it,” Tucker said. more facet to the program. Although each class has a lesson plan Info: www.gymboreeclasses.com or designed to encourage age-appropriate 278-4386. Gymboree is located at 4383 development, kids are allowed to Old Harrodsburg Rd. Ste. 145 in the South make their own choices. “We are a ‘yes’ Elkhorn Village. Y environment,” Tucker said. The last 15 minutes of each class is spent in “parachute time.” Children and their parents sit in a circle around a 20-foot colorful parachute while playing with bubbles, singing songs and “flying” the parachute up into the air. Class ends when “Gymbo,” a puppet and stuffed clown in various sizes, comes out. Gymboree also offers art and music classes, open gym times, a Global Kids program emphasizing international cultures, and a school readiness class, which is a drop-off class for up to 10 children, 3 to 5 years old. It is taught by two teachers and lasts two hours. Aneisa Hall shares a fun moment with her The music classes daughter Emerson at Gymboree. teach 18 different music styles with 12
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Hope Hill Therapeutic Foster Care
‘I Have a Heart for It’
fter raising two daughters and welcoming a grandson into the world, Susan Orme of Montgomery County still had more to give. Orme has returned to parenting. This time foster parenting as a single mom. In July of 2011 she opened her home to her foster son, now 14. “He came for a twoweek respite, and he’s never left,” Orme said. “I treat him just like my own son, and I plan to adopt him.” Orme knows the
world of foster care firsthand. For 14 years she has a been a Program Supervisor at Hope Hill Children’s Home, a residential treatment home that offers intensive therapy for girls 12-18 in Hope near Mt. Sterling. Why become a foster parent? “I needed to give back more, and I have a heart for it,” she said. Seth Krusich, Program Administrator at Hope Hill Therapeutic Foster Care, wishes he had more parents like Orme. “There are so many kids out there who are hurting,” he said. “They’ve been robbed of normal lives.” Hope Hill is a faith-based, non-profit agency that helps find homes for the state’s neediest children, including kids who have suffered neglect, trauma, abuse, failed placements and legal charges. Krusich understands that it’s not an easy road for families to travel. “They must have a heart for foster care. We have to be honest about challenges that they may face along the way.” Families don’t, however, have to travel the road alone.
Hope Hill offers families 24 hours of training each year as well as support groups, case managers, therapists, medication management and respite care two days a month. Each child has a medical card to pay for medical costs, and families receive financial support to feed and clothe their children, and to compensate parents for their time and effort. “It’s a way of saying thanks,” Krusich said. “I am humbled by our foster parents, by their openness and unselfishness,” he said. “They really are amazing people.” Currently, Hope Hill’s foster homes are filled almost to capacity, although there is room in the Independent Living Program for more youth. More foster parents are always needed, especially in Lexington and the surrounding areas. “We often find young couples with no children and emptynesters who would like foster kids,” Krusich said. Orme highly recommends the experience, saying, “It is the most rewarding thing that you can do. “I see our future in our kids.” Y
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Your Breastfeeding Rights, Resources in Central Kentucky
By Katie Saltz
nursed my daughter for the first nine months of her life and was darn lucky. I had a supportive employer, understanding colleagues and no one ever tried to kick me out of a public place for feeding my baby (although I would have LOVED to have had that confrontation). But if you are unsure about your rights as a breastfeeding mother, here are the basics: t KRS 211.755 gives mothers the right to breastfeed in public. “… A mother may breastfeed her baby or express breast milk in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. “Breast-feeding a child or expressing breast milk as part of breast-feeding shall not be considered an act of public indecency and shall not be considered indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewd touching, or obscenity.” t The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to provide: “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child” as well as “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”
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t Of all the excuses people make to get out of jury duty, breastfeeding is actually a legitimate reason. KRS 29A.100 requires all levels of the court “to excuse women who are breastfeeding or expressing breast milk from jury service until the child is no longer nursing.” On the local level, Lexington boasts a wide array of breastfeeding resources. Blossom, a maternity boutique, sells some of the most fashionable and high-quality nursing tops I’ve seen. Mother Nurture will help you find the right breast pump, nursing bra and can help with everything short of actually making the milk for you. The ladies at Baby Moon can give you a “Mama Latte” body massage that helps promote milk flow and is just a nice way to get some “me” time. And if you ever have questions and want to hear from an actual person instead of a book or web site, contact Doraine Bailey, Breastfeeding Support Services Program Coordinator at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Breastfeeding is a challenge – physically, emotionally and, at times, logistically. But with the right support system, it can be done. Y
New Health Care Law Supports Breastfeeding The Affordable Care Act is so widely debated it can be difficult to understand what it really means. Several parts of the law benefit pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The following is a synopsis: t Comprehensive breastfeeding support and counseling from trained providers. t Access to breastfeeding supplies for pregnant and nursing women. t Registered Dietitians and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants will be able to insert their expertise in medical offices, community clinics and outpatient hospital clinics. t Anemia screenings on a routine basis for pregnant women. t Screening for gestational diabetes for women 24-28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk for gestational diabetes. t Requires businesses to have a private location and allow break time for a working mother to pump breast milk. Y
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october calendar Monday 1 Div. of Parks & Rec: Youth Basketball Registration. Open Oct. 1-Nov. 5. Leagues for ages 5-15. $55 per person. Info: www. lexingtonky.gov/parks or call 288-2919. Lexington Ice Center: Figure Skating or Hockey Lessons run every six weeks. You may join at any time. Group classes, skates included. $85 when registered online. 560 Eureka Springs Drive. Info: 269-5686 or 268-6046. Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers. 9:30 a.m. Ages 0-24 months. Terrific Twos. 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. Family Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. 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. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up, hands-on learning and stories. 6:30 p.m. Grades Preschool-3. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time 30 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Radio Hour. Audience seating starts at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 for students with ID. 214 E. Main St. Info: 252-8888. Salato Wildlife Center: Halloween Lights Drive-Thru. Enjoy the sights, sounds and scares of more than one and one-half miles of Halloween lights and displays from your car. Play pirate miniature golf with Halloween music and thousands of lights. 7-11 p.m. daily through Oct. 27. $2 per car. Mini-golf $4 adults, $3 children. Ft. Boonesboro State Park, Madison County. Info: (859) 527-3131 ext. 234. Living Arts & Science Center: Kentucky Folk Artist Willie Rascoe Exhibition. Rascoeâ€™s complex and intriguing abstractions are inspired by African imagery. His highly evolved human and animal forms evoke a spiritual quality that blends wood, seeds, bones, shells and other natural materials. Exhibit open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 19. 362 North Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. An interactive story time. 11 a.m. Ages 1-3. Reservations required. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4 p.m.
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Tuesday 2 Lexington Farmers Market: Purchase homegrown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, candles, eggs, meats and more. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. S. Broadway and Maxwell Street. Info: 608-2655. Lexington Ice Center: Homeschool skate and TuTu Tuesdays is a new class for preschool, children and moms to do together. A no-sew tutu project is included. The homeschool and TuTu class are $75 or $70 when paid in advance. 560 Eureka Springs Drive. Info: 269-5686 or 268-6046. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. 10 a.m. Ages 7 & under. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 3-5. Creative Kids, crafts and fun. 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 & up. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Preschool Stories. 11 a.m. Ages 4-5. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911 Bi-Water Farm: Tiny Tot Tuesdays. Children 4 & under are admitted free to AutumnFest between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Bluegrass Farmers Market: Purchase Kentucky Proud vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, meats and more. 3-6 p.m. 3450 Richmond Rd. Info: 548-3516. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Amazing Wonders: Tuesday Night Party Games. 6-9 p.m. For all ages. Amazing Wonders Gaming & Hobby Center, 148 W. Tiverton Way, Suite 150. Info: 272-0750. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. 11 a.m. and noon. Ages 6-24 months. Little Leonardos, a hands-on art program. 2:30-3:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Reservations required. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime, a lap-sit story time. 11 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme, story program. 11 a.m. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me, a lap-sit story time. 10:30 a.m. 6-18 months. Village Branch: Building Character Through Aikido, learn the values of the samurai through this modern martial art. 4:30 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. PAWS to Read, dogs make great listeners so practice reading to a canine friend. 5:30 p.m. Grades 4-8. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 3 Good Foods Market & Café: Wellness Wednesday. Receive 5 percent off all supplements, body care and bulk herb and spice items. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813. The Lexington Ice Center: Figure Skating or Hockey Lessons run every six weeks. You may join at any time. Group classes, skates included $85 when registered online. 560 Eureka Springs Drive. Info: 269-5686 or 268-6046. Musikgarten of Lexington with Jennifer Tutt: Nature Trail, a class for children to enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling, outdoor exploration, sports and more. 9:30 a.m.noon. Wednesdays Oct. 3-31. Ages 2 ½-6. $120 per child. Registration required. 121 Malabu Dr. #1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. Woodford Co. Public Library: Homeschool group meeting. 1 p.m. 115 N. Main St., 32 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Headley-Whitney Calls All Collectors The Headley-Whitney Museum is calling on collectors in the Lexington area to participate in the “Lexington Collects: Private Collections from the Bluegrass” exhibit. Collectors of all ages and experience can apply to have their collections displayed in the Headley-Whitney Museum from February-July 2013. The deadline for interested participants to send in applications and photographs in Nov. 30 on the museum’s website www.headley-whitney. org Info: 255-6653 or visit www.headley-whitney.org. Y Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191 FCPS: Sign Language classes for FCPS employees, focusing on signs used in an educational setting. Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 10-session series from Oct. 3-Dec. 12. Free. Registration required. Annex cafeteria, 701 W. Main St. Info: 381-4182. UK Men’s Soccer: UK vs. Indiana. 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. UK Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Central Library: The Young and the Restless story time. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. 6 p.m. Ages 7 & up. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. 12-24 months. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 4 Lexington Farmers Market: Purchase homegrown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, candles, eggs, meats and more. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. S. Broadway and Maxwell Street. Info: 608-2655. Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. 9:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Story Time. 10 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911 Kentucky Mudworks: Clay Kids, ongoing clay class. Thursdays 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 4-25. $64. Ages 6-11. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681. Thursday Night Live: Local food, drinks and music. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Cheapside Park, downtown. Info: 425-2590. Central Baptist Hospital Education
Center: Bumps and Babes, a prenatal exercise program. 5-6 p.m. 5 classes for $35, 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. HealthwoRx members attend for free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Bakery Blessings & Bookstore: Author Peggy Parks will read from her book, “Unshackled,” and Robert Monahan will read from his book, “The Kentucky Chronicles.” 5-7 p.m. 1999 Harrodsburg Rd. Info: 5546044. Carnegie Center: Teen Howl Poetry Night. Open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Info: 254-4175. Living Arts & Science Center: Discover Night: Physics Fun! Join UK physics students to design, build, and compete in challenges for all age levels. 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation $1 children, $2 adults. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 2525222. FCPS: Beginning Sign Language classes. Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 10-session series from Oct. 4-Dec. 13. Free. Registration required. Annex cafeteria, 701 W. Main St. Info: 381-4182. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park, 40 acres of fright featuring three different scary attractions. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. $14 for one attraction, $20 for two and $24 for three. Info: www.lexingtonhauntedhouse.com. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies storytime. 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. Read for the Record: Help us set a record as we join children across America in reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.” 12-12:45 p.m. All ages. Reservations required. Eagle Creek Branch: Read for the Record: Help us set
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a record as we join children across America in reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.” All day. All ages. Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Northside Branch: Read for the Record: Help us set a record as we join children across America in reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.” 11 a.m. All ages Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Read for the Record: Help us set a record as we join children across America in reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.” All day. All ages. Village Branch: Girlspace, express yourself through art and discussion. 5 p.m. For middle and high school girls. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 5 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers. 9:30 a.m. Ages 0-24 months. Terrific Twos. 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Keeneland: Thoroughbred Racing Fall Meet. Gates open at 11 a.m. Racing FridaySunday. $5. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” Not-too-scary Halloween fun for the whole family, with trick-ortreating, storybook characters and more. 5-8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $8 ages 3 & up. $4 for zoo members. $5 parking. Info: (502) 459-2181. Lexington Opera House: UK Opera presents “Phantom of the Opera.” 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $40.50-$75.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. 8 - 10 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 269-4591. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless story and activity time. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.
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homegrown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, candles, eggs, meats and more. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Cheapside Park, downtown. Info: 608-2655. The Lexington Ice Center: Figure Skating or Hockey Lessons run every six weeks. You may join at any time. Group classes, skates included $85 when registered online. 560 Eureka Springs Drive. Info: 269-5686 or 268-6046. Bluegrass Farmers Market: Purchase Kentucky Proud vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, meats and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 3450 Richmond Rd. Info: 548-3516. 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. Bi-Water Farm: Applelicious Days, with apple cider, apple breads, caramel apples and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon5 p.m. Sunday. $9. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Boyd Orchards: Fall Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $10 child, $5 adult. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: 873-3097. Evans Orchard: Harvest Festival, pony and hay rides, crafts, food and special events each weekend through Oct. 31. Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays noon-6 p.m. $10 wristband includes access to all activities. 180 Stone Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-2255. Rockhounds of Central KY: Annual Gem Mineral Jewelry Show, featuring jewelry,
equipment dealers, silent auctions, exhibits and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $1 adults, 50 cents children, free for Scouts in uniform. Kentucky National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd. Info: 277-2469. Shaker Village: Fall on the Farm, make apple cider, meet the animals, pick your own pumpkin and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. $15 adults, children 5 & under free. 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg. Info: (859) 734-5411. Div. of Parks & Rec: Benefit Trail Ride at Hisle Park. Lunch and guided tours to benefit the Masterson Station Park Equestrian Program. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Participants must provide their own horse, no horses are available to the public. $30 per person. Registration requested. Info: 253-0328. History of McConnell Springs, come out to the nature park for a trip through time to explore the rich history of the area. 11 a.m. Free. Info: 225-4073. Good Foods Market & Café: Free Store Tour and Harvest Sampling Saturday. Tour the store with the staff dietitian from 11 a.m.noon. Local producers will offer samples from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Both events are free. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info:2732911. Lexington Convention Center: A Lightworkers Expo, exhibits by psychics, holistic health workers, artists, guest
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speakers and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 6 & 7. $7 for one day or $10 for both. Children 16 & under admitted free with a paying adult. Info: 233-4567. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween, featuring trick-or-treat stations, special animal encounters, a pumpkin patch and more. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Activities free with zoo admission. $15 adults, $10 children and seniors. Info: (513) 281-4700. Kentucky Mudworks: Family Day in Clay, make a Halloween-themed project. Noon-2 p.m. $20. Adults and children. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681. Amazing Wonders: Saturday Afternoon Board Games. 4-11 p.m. For all ages. Amazing Wonders Gaming & Hobby Center, 148 W. Tiverton Way, Suite 150. Info: 2720750. Living Arts & Science Center: Bike Prom: “Bike to the Future.” Dress in futuristic garb, space up your bike and join in for an intergalactic journey. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Bike ride begins at 6:30 p.m. $8. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. 6 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 2694591. 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: 2250370. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Liz Natter and band Dream Dance. Beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. UK Football: UK vs. Mississippi. Time TBA. $46 for SEC games, $41 non-conference. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: (800) 9282287. Perryville Battlefield Commemoration: Re-enactment of the Civil War battle, demonstrations and tours. Saturday and Sunday. $15 adults in advance, $20 at the door. $7.50 children in advance, $15 at the door. 1825 Battlefield Rd., Perryville. Info: (859) 332-8631. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Sensational Saturdays, story and music time. 11 a.m. For families. Teen Central: Make a Mask. 2-4 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 2 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Star Wars Read Day. 2 p.m. All ages. Tates
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Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 7 Lexington Farmers Market: Purchase homegrown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, candles, eggs, meats and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Southland Drive. Info: 608-2655. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info:273-2911. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fall Wildflowers at Raven Run, learn about fascinating insect interactions and folklore connected to these plants. 1 p.m. Registration required. Info: 272-6105.
and Preschool Stories. See Oct. 2. What’s In My Backyard with Wild Bill Gordon. 1 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Free. Registration required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 8735191. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Animal Tales and Creepy Critters, a program featuring arachnids, insects and snakes to illustrate how undesirable creatures serve an important purpose. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2.
Lexington Cemetery: Civil War Walking Tour. 2 p.m. $10. Reservations required. 833 W. Main St. Info: 233-9999.
Bi-Water Farm: Tiny Tot Tuesdays. Children 4 & under are admitted free to AutumnFest between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676.
UK Art Museum: Artful Sunday, guided tours and family activities. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Info: 257-5716.
Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Amazing Wonders: Tuesday Night Party Games. See Oct. 2.
Barnes & Noble: Story Time. 3 p.m. Ages 7 & under. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518.
Div. of Parks & Rec: History to Chew On, “Frederick Douglass- from slave to Lincoln advisor.” 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration requested. Info: 225-4073.
UK Singletary Center: Chamber Music Society presents Paul Galbraith. 7:30 p.m. $22 adults, $6.50 students, free for full-time UK students. Info: 257-1706. Kentucky Horse Park: 40th Paso Fino Grand National Show, featuring classes, recreational competitions, speed events and exhibitions. Oct. 7-13. Admission to events included in Horse Park admission, $16 adults, $8 children. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 825-6006.
Monday 8 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Oct. 1. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Oct. 1. Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. See Oct. 1. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4 p.m. MondayThursday. Grades K-12. Art for Teens. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 9 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Oct. 2. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales
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. Prenatal Yoga, see Oct. 2. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Oct. 2. Dragon Book Club, activities, games and book discussion. 4-5 p.m. Grades 2-3. Reservations required. Stories Before Bedtime, get in the mood for Halloween with some not-too-scary stories. 6:30 p.m. Grades Preschool-1. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Oct. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Building Character Through Aikido. See Oct. 2. PAWS to Read. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 10 Keeneland: Thoroughbred Racing Fall Meet. Gates open at 11 a.m. Racing WednesdaySunday. $5. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412. Woodford Co. Public Library: Scrumptious Snacks Teens Can Make. 1-3 p.m. Grades 6-12. Free. Registration required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. The Lexington School: High School Placement Fair. More than 60 schools present. 3-5 p.m. Free. 1050 Lane Allen
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Road. 278-0501. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Good Foods Market & Café: Making Apple Butter class. 7:30-9 p.m. $18 owners, $20 others. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Lexington Opera House: UK Opera presents “Phantom of the Opera.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $40.50-$75.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 2333535. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 3. Central Library: The Young and the Restless story time. See Oct. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 11 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 4. Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. See Oct. 4. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Story Time. See Oct. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 4. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 4. Bakery Blessings & Bookstore: Author Chris Kelder will read from his book, “A Spiritual Anthology, and Rebecca Rau will read from her books, “Sadie’s Garden” and “Babe Ruth: The Man Behind the Legend.” Tiffany Killion will give a presentation from her book, “ReThink.” 5-7 p.m. 1999 Harrodsburg Rd. Info: 554-6044. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” 5-8:30 p.m. ThursdaySunday. See Oct. 5 for details. Harmony Mothers of Preschoolers: Monthly meeting for mothers with a child age birthkindergarten. 6-8:30 p.m. Harmony Christian Church, 170 Southgate Dr., Georgetown. Info: 533-3817. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:158:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Bumps and Babes, see Oct. 4. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park. See Oct. 4. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 4. Northside Branch: Read, Play, 38 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Learn. Enjoy picture books, songs and play. 11 a.m. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 4. Village Branch: Girlspace. See Oct. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 12 FCPS: Fall Break, no school. Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers and Terrific Twos. See Oct. 5. Salato Wildlife Center: Boonesboro Boogie Car Show, more than 1,000 vehicles at this show along with vendors and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12-14. Ft. Boonesboro State Park, Madison County. Info: (502) 863-3960. Kentucky Mudworks: Date Night Wheelthrowing. 7-9 p.m. $20. Adults and children 6 & up. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681. UK Volleyball: UK vs. Mississippi State. 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Memorial Coliseum. Info: (800) 928-2287. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Vicki Herndon and band The Nashville Ceili Band. Beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. See Oct. 5. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 5. Eagle Creek Branch: Drop In Fall Craft. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All ages. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 5. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 13 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 6. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 6. Bi-Water Farm: AutumnFest Weekend, featuring hayrides, a corn maze, a spooky farmhouse, the Sky High Slide and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 13, noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 14. $9. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Boyd Orchards: Pumpkin Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 13, noon-6 p.m. on Oct. 14. $10 child, $5 adult. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: 873-3097. Evans Orchard: Harvest Festival. See Oct. 6. Shaker Village: Fall on the Farm. See Oct. 6. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween, see Oct. 6. Country Pumpkins: “Got Milk” Day, fun and educational presentations about cows, milk and life on a dairy farm. 9 a.m. Free. 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge. Info: (859) 905-9656.
The Headley-Whitney Museum: Holiday Head Start Series: Jeweled Soaps. Learn to make beautiful poured soaps perfect for the holiday season. 9-11:30 a.m. $25 members, $20 non members. Registration required. 4435 Old Frankfort Pike Info: 255-6653 Good Foods Market & Café: Co-ops Rock! Education Fair. Stop in and learn what businesses are actually co-ops. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 6. Springhouse Gardens: Springhouse owner and landscape architect Richard J. Weber will lead Native & Native Cultivars Walk: Shade & Ornamental Trees. 10-11:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:45 a.m. A second walk, Trees from Around the World, is 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required. $10/session, $10/box lunch. $25/all three. 185 West Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville. Info: 224-0033. Lex Public Library: Friends of the Lexington Public Library Book Sale. Members only day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 13. Open to the public noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 14; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 20; and noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 21. Former C. Worth Store, 2156 Young Drive. Info: 231-5505. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Pumpkin Carving Contest. Pumpkins and tools provided. 2 p.m. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 8853523. Woodford Co. Public Library: Paws to Read, practice reading to a therapy dog. 3-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Free. Registration required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Amazing Wonders: Saturday Afternoon Board Games. See Oct. 6. UK Arboretum: Trees, Trails & Creatures. A fun-filled event for the family, the evening includes pumpkin painting, leaf etching, apple tasting and more! 4:30-6:30 p.m. $3 per person, $2 Kentucky Children’s Garden members. 500 Alumni Drive. Info: 257-6955. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. See Oct. 6. Div. of Parks & Rec: Stargazing, view the night sky through a variety of telescopes. Raven Run. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 272-6105. Civil War Ball: Learn to dance to the music of the day with Civil War dances and music by Lexington Vintage Dance in the ballroom of Christ Church Cathedral where Henry
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Clay attended from 1847 to 1852. 7-10 p.m. $20. Please wear Civil War clothing or formal attire. Reservations required. 166 Market Street. Info: 266-8581. Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair: Regional artists display their works and wares at this outdoor festival. Saturday and Sunday. $5, children 12 & under free. Highway 21 East, Berea. Info: (859) 9862540. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Sensational Saturdays. See Oct. 6. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 6. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 14 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 7. UK Volleyball: UK vs. Texas A&M. 1:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Memorial Coliseum. Info: (800) 928-2287. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 7. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Div. of Parks & Rec: Pumpkin Patch Classic, an 18-hole golf scramble. Registration deadline Oct. 10. Tournament Oct. 14. $95 for a two-person team. All ages and skill levels welcome. Registration forms available at all city-owned golf courses. Tates Creek Golf Course. Info: 288-2968 or 272-3428.
Monday 15 FCPS: Fall Break. No School. Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Oct. 1. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Oct. 1. Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. See Oct. 1. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4 p.m. MondayThursday. Grades K-12. Art for Teens. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 16 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Oct. 2. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Oct. 2. 40 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Bi-Water Farm: Tiny Tot Tuesdays. Children 4 & under are admitted free to AutumnFest between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Amazing Wonders: Tuesday Night Party Games. See Oct. 2. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 2. Carnegie Center: Family Fun & Learning Night. Celebrate Fall by making a scary mask and painting pumpkins. 6-8 p.m. Recommended for families with children ages 3-12. Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Oct. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Building Character Through Aikido. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 17 Keeneland: Thoroughbred Racing Fall Meet. Gates open at 11 a.m. Racing WednesdaySunday. $5. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412. St. Peter & Paul School: Parent Education Night. Family and child counselor Christy Leaver leads a discussion on biting and toilet training. Free. Reservations recommended. 133 Barr St. Info: 233-0921. Woodford Co. Public Library: Homeschool group meeting. 1 p.m. TAG meeting, help plan the library’s teen programs and activities. 4-5 p.m. Grades 6-12. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Marvelous Multiples, a class for parents expecting more than one baby. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 3. Extreme Explorers, art, literature and science activities. 3:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. Reservations required. Central Library: The Young and the Restless story time. See Oct. 3. Eagle
Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 3. Little Hands Math & Science Repair Shop. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 18 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 4. Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. See Oct. 4. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Story Time. See Oct. 4. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 4. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 4. Bakery Blessings & Bookstore: Author Jon Elliott will read from his book, “The Hands of Christ,” and Wanda Goerz will read from her book, “Despair to Joy.” 5-7 p.m. 1999 Harrodsburg Rd. Info: 554-6044. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” 5-8:30 p.m. ThursdaySunday. See Oct. 5 for details. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way class series. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1. Free. Registration required. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Info: 260-6357. Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 4. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park. See Oct. 4. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 4. Middle School Mix Up, snacks, fun and new friends. 6 p.m. For middle schoolers. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn. See Oct. 11.
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Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 4. Village Branch: Girlspace. See Oct. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 19 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers and Terrific Twos. See Oct. 5. Div. of Parks & Rec: Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance, an evening of dancing, music and refreshments. Come dressed for an “Oldies” theme. 6-9 p.m. Ages 13 & up. $5. Tates Creek Recreation Center. Info: 288-2908. UK Women’s Soccer: UK vs. South Carolina. 6:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. UK Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. UK Volleyball: UK vs. Arkansas. 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Memorial Coliseum. Info: (800) 928-2287. Rupp Arena: “Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing!” When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. 7 p.m. on Oct. 19; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 20; and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. $12-$30. Info: 233-4567. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Halloween Haunted Train Ride. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 & 20. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children ages 2-12. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476.
Harrodsburg. Info: (859) 734-5411. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. See Oct. 6. The Headley-Whitney Museum: Holiday Head Start Series: Bath and Body Creations, create fizzy Bath Bombs and soothing scrubs to give as gifts. 9-11:30 a.m. Registration required. 4435 Old Frankfort Pike Info: 255-6653. Good Foods Market & Café: Everyday Yoga for Kids, a playful blends of yoga, breathing and wellness tips. 9:45-11 a.m. Ages 4-12. $10 owners, $12 others. Each additional child $5 owners, $7 others. Happy 40th Anniversary Good Foods: Cake Time! Celebrate the Co-op’s anniversary with cake, coffee, music and giveaways. 1-4 p.m. Free. Chinese Medicine for Your Health: Headaches. Discuss different types of headaches and how Chinese medicine treats them. 2-3 p.m. $3 owners, $5 others. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Carnegie Center: Early Learner Book Club 10:30-11:30 a.m. For 3-5 year olds and their parents. October’s highlighted book is “From Seed to Pumpkin.” Free. Registration required. Young Readers Club. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Grades 1-2. October’s highlighted book is “Too Many Pumpkins.” Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Naturalists “Birds of Prey.” 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073.
The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. See Oct. 5.
Amazing Wonders: Saturday Afternoon Board Games. See Oct. 6.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 5. Info: 231-5500.
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Saturday 20 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 6. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 6. Bi-Water Farm: AutumnFest Weekend. See Oct. 13. Boyd Orchards: October Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 21. $10 child, $5 adult. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: 873-3097. Evans Orchard: Harvest Festival. See Oct. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 6. Shaker Village: Fall on the Farm. See Oct. 6. Stargazing, explore the crescent moon, Mars, Jupiter and more through a telescope. 7 p.m. Free. 3501 Lexington Rd., 42 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
UK Singletary Center: Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe. 7:30 p.m. $25-$40. Info: 257-1706. UK Football: UK vs. Georgia. Time TBA. $46 for SEC games, $41 non-conference. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: (800) 9282287. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: ACT Practice Test. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For high schoolers. Registration required. Central Library: Sensational Saturdays. See Oct. 6. Make a Trick-or-Treat Bag! 2-4 p.m. All kids. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a dropin club. 10 a.m. Ages 8 & up. Reservations required. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 6. LEGO Club, an exciting adventure building with Legos. 2-4 p.m. Grades 2-8. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 21 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 7. UK Volleyball: UK vs. LSU. 1:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. Memorial Coliseum. Info: (800) 928-2287. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 2-5 p.m. $25 per person or $40 per couple. 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. Lexington Cemetery: Civil War Walking Tour. 2 p.m. $10. Reservations required. 833 W. Main St. Info: 233-9999. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Wiley and the Hairy Man.” In the deepest part of the swamp where the sun never shines, the wind never blows, and the mud turns to slime, you will find him, the most powerful conjurer: the Hairy Man. Can Wiley find the courage to outsmart him, or will he fall to his father’s same fateful end? 2 p.m. on Oct. 21; 2 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 27; and 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. Recommended for ages 8 & up. $17 adults, $14 children. Info: 254-4546. FCPS: Second Annual 16th District PTA 5K Run/Walk. 2:30 p.m. $25 all ages for registration on race day, advanced registration $20 youth, $25 adults. Coldstream Park. Info: www.fcps.net/pta or email email@example.com. UK Women’s Soccer: UK vs. Auburn. 2:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. UK Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 7. UK Men’s Soccer: UK vs. Florida International. 5 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. UK Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. UK Singletary Center: WUKY presents Capitol Steps. 7 p.m. $35, $32 for UK students, faculty and staff. Info: 257-1706.
Monday 22 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Oct. 1. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Oct. 1. Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. See Oct. 1.
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Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4 p.m. MondayThursday. Grades K-12. Art for Teens. See Oct. 1. Info: 2315500.
Tuesday 23 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Oct. 2. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Oct. 2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Bi-Water Farm: Tiny Tot Tuesdays. Children 4 & under are admitted free to AutumnFest between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Amazing Wonders: Tuesday Night Party Games. See Oct. 2.
Info: 233-9999. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 3. Art in the Dark, special art activities before bedtime. 7 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Reservations required. Central Library: The Young and the Restless story time. See Oct. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 2.
Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. See Oct. 4.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Oct. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Building Character Through Aikido. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Story Time. See Oct. 4.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 4. Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 4. Bakery Blessings & Bookstore: Author Mary Margaret Brown will read from her books, “On the Glory Road with God and His Angels,” and “Arise Daughter of Abraham.” 5-7 p.m. 1999 Harrodsburg Rd. Info: 5546044.
Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. UK Singletary Center: Live Nation presents Brian Regan. 7:30 p.m. $37.50. Info: 2571706. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Halloween Haunted Train Ride. 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 & 27. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children ages 2-12. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-2476. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park. See Oct. 4. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 4. EaglJe Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 4. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn. See Oct. 11. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 4. Village Branch: Girlspace. See Oct. 4. Info: 2315500.
Friday 26 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers and Terrific Twos. See Oct. 5.
Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” 5-8:30 p.m. ThursdaySunday. See Oct. 5 for details.
Div. of Parks & Rec: Halloween Walk at Raven Run. Travel down darkened trails in search of unusual plants and animals, enjoy the Parade of Pumpkins, and hear ghost stories as you tour the grounds. 7 & 9 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 272-6105.
Keeneland: Thoroughbred Racing Fall Meet. Gates open at 11 a.m. Racing WednesdaySaturday. $5. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412.
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. Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 4.
Mary Todd Lincoln House: “Lincoln’s Lexington” Downtown Walking Tour. 6 p.m. $10. Reservations required. 578 W. Main St.
LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Ryan Smith and open band. Beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433.
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MOMS Club Lexington West Chapter: Monthly Meet and Greet. MOMS is a support group open to stay-at-home mothers. Children welcome. 10 a.m. Quest Community Church, 410 Sporting Court. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 5. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 27 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 6. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Oct. 6 Bi-Water Farm: AutumnFest Weekend. See Oct. 13. Boyd Orchards: Harvest Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 27, noon-6 p.m. on Oct. 28. $10 child, $5 adult. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: (859) 873-3097.
Evans Orchard: Harvest Festival. See Oct. 6. Shaker Village: Fall on the Farm. See Oct. 6. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. See Oct. 6. Lexington Convention Center: Kentucky Incredible Food Show, featuring exhibits, authors and demonstrations by celebrity chefs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. Info: 233-4567. The Headley-Whitney Museum: Holiday Head Start Series: Homemade Easy, create layered baking mixes to share the warmth of the season. 9-11:30 a.m. $25 members, $20 non members. Registration
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Kentucky Mudworks: Try It! Handbuilding. Learn to construct clay projects with coils, pinching and slabs of moist clay. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $20. Try It! Wheelthrowing. Noon-2 p.m. $20. Adults and children 6 & up. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681.
Ronald McDonald House: Treat or Treating. Join “Real Life Radio” for a day of Halloween fun with “treat or treating,” free hot dogs, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatables, fire truck and ambulance tours. Noon-3 p.m. Celebrity-judged costume contest 2-3 p.m. Collins Bowling Center Parking Lot on Southland Dr. Info: 2668683. Div. of Parks & Rec: Little Goblins Galore, enjoy Halloween with fewer scares. Youth 12 & under are encouraged to wear costumes as they enjoy the petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment. McConnell Springs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per child, parents admitted free. Info: 288-2900.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 6. Springhouse Gardens: Designing a Perennial Garden – On the Spot With What You’ve Got!” 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join the Garden Design Workshop with Stephanie Cohen, TV personality, teacher and author. Reservations required. $8/person before Oct. 15. ($3 from each admission supports the Ky. Children’s Garden at the Arboretum.) 185 West Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville. Info: 224-0033. Down Syndrome Association of Central KY: 10th Annual BUDDY Walk. Registration and family activities begin at 9:30 a.m. The 1-mile walk begins at 11 a.m., lunch and a stage show to follow. $15 per person. Registration required. Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pike. Info: 576-3406 or www.dsack.org Good Foods Market & Café: Green Sprouts Kids Club. Kids will learn about the importance of exercise, healthy posture and taste a smoothie sample full of fruits and veggies. 10-11 a.m. Free. Avoid the Rush to Die of Heart Attack, learn natural healing methods and herbal aids that help avoid heart attacks. 2-3:30 p.m. $10 owners, $12 others. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Carnegie Center: Toddler Time Reading Group. 10:15-11 a.m. For 2-year-olds and their parents. Free. Registration required. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Jessamine Co. Public Library: 3rd Annual Boo-Wow Walk. Dress up your favorite canine friend and bring him to the library for trick-or-treat. Noon. Dogs must be on a
Salato Wildlife Center: Halloween Walk with Animals! This kid-friendly event includes a hay bale maze, Creatures of the Night, face painting, and plenty of candy. 1-5 p.m. #1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort. Info: (502) 564-7863. Kentucky Railway Museum: Halloween Express, come in costume and trick or treat before this 22-mile excursion. Train departs at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 & 28. $17 adults, $12 children ages 2-12. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. (800) 272-0152. Amazing Wonders: Saturday Afternoon Board Games. See Oct. 6. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. See Oct. 6. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Fred Park and band Berea Cast-Offs. Beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $4 students and seniors. Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St. Berea. Info: (859) 985-5501. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Sensational Saturdays. See Oct. 6. Eagle Creek Branch: LEGO Club, an exciting adventure building with Legos. 10 a.m.noon. Grades 2-8. Reservations required. Northside Branch: LEGO Building Club. 2-2:45 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 6. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 28 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 7. The Headley-Whitney Museum: Spooky Treats, try your hand at a variety of candymaking techniques. 1-3 p.m. $15 for one child and one parent, $30 for a family of four. 4435 Old Frankfort Pike Info: 2556653. Lexington Philharmonic: “Voices of America,” featuring the music of Aaron Copeland and others, and the stories of Mark Twain and Martin Luther King, Jr. Lex. Opera House. 3 p.m. Info: 233-4226 or www.lexphil.org. Good Foods Market & Café: Jewelry Making: Bracelets. 2-4 p.m. $23 owners,
$25 others. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 2781813. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 7. Anchor Baptist Church: Fall Festival, food, pony rides, inflatables and more! 4:30-7 p.m. Free. 3601 Winthrop Dr. Info: 351-1059. Div. of Parks & Rec: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. A daytime version of the Halloween Program, enjoy refreshments, ghost stories and tours of the historic home. 2 p.m. Registration required. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Info: 272-6105. Thriller Parade and Halloween Extravaganza. Zombies return to haunt downtown Lexington with the 12th annual performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Food and festivities begin at 6 p.m. at CentrePointe. The Thriller routine begins at 8:30 p.m. beginning at the Kentucky Theatre and proceeding down Main Street to Mill Street. An after party will be held at the Fifth Third Pavilion. To participate in the parade call 254-9790. Info: 288-2925.
Monday 29 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Oct. 1. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Oct. 1. Kentucky Theatre: Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. See Oct. 1. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park, 40 acres of fright featuring three different scary attractions. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 29, 30 & 31. $14 for one attraction, $20 for two and $24 for three. Info: www. lexingtonhauntedhouse.com. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4 p.m. MondayThursday. Grades K-12. Art for Teens. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 30 Lexington Farmers Market: See Oct. 2. Barnes & Noble: Story Time. See Oct. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Oct. 2. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Oct. 2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Bi-Water Farm: Tiny Tot Tuesdays. Children 4 & under are admitted free to AutumnFest between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 8633676. Amazing Wonders: Tuesday Night Party
Games. See Oct. 2. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Prenatal Yoga, see Oct. 2. Good Foods Market & Café: Releasing Trauma and Emotional Issues for Your Health, Part 2. 7-9 p.m. $6 owners, $8 others. 455 Southland Dr. 278-1813. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Costume Party! Dress up in your favorite costume and meet Spiderman, Batman and Elmo. 7 p.m. Free. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: (859) 885-3523. Kentucky Horse Park: Alltech National Horse Show, a five-day event featuring the nation’s top riders, children’s activities, social events and more. Oct. 30-Nov. 4. Daytime admission free, evening events separate tickets. Info: (516) 484-1865 or www. alltechnationalhorseshow.com. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies story time. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: Read and Rhyme. See Oct. 2. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Building Character Through Aikido. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 31 Harvest Celebration: Food, fun, games and door prizes. 6-8 p.m. Free. Baptist Church at Andover, 3330 Todds Rd. Info: 361-0496. Vineyard Community Church: Halloween Hullabaloo, inflatables, candy, a petting zoo, puppet show and more! 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 1881 Eastland Parkway. Info: 258-2300. UK Men’s Soccer: UK vs. UCF. 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors and youth. UK Soccer Complex. Info: (800) 928-2287. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Beaumont Boo Bash, enjoy songs, a costume parade and trick-or-treating. 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-6. Reservations required. Central Library: Little Pumpkin Party! Enjoy songs, a costume parade and trick-or-treating. 10 a.m. For families. Reservations required. The Young and the Restless story time. See Oct. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Happy Halloween! Enjoy stories, crafts and trick-or-treating. 11 a.m. Ages 2-5. Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Little Pumpkin Party! Enjoy songs, a costume parade and trick-or-treating. 10:30 a.m. For families. First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 3. Village Branch: Spooky Stories. 5 p.m. Grades 2-5. Info: 231-5500. Y
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Holiday Hope Event Will Help People Understand Grief
hen someone in your life dies, you are faced with many critical questions related to your grief and mourning. Milward Funeral Directors, in collaboration with Hospice of the Bluegrass, will help provide answers at Holiday Hope on Monday, Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m. at the Celebration Center of Lexington, 1509 Trent Blvd. Holiday Hope features Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., a noted author, educator and grief counselor. He serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado and is a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Wolfelt has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Larry King Show, the NBC Today Show and Nick News. He is the author of more than 30 books on grief and loss. Among his titles are “Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones
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for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart;” “Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas;” “Healing the Bereaved Child;” and “Creating Alan D. Wolfelt Meaningful Ceremonies.” Holiday Hope is a program that will help grieving individuals explore questions about grief and provide support to help cope with loss during holidays and other special days and anniversaries. Grievers can expect to have some of these questions answered: t Will I grieve this loss, or will I mourn this loss? t Will I befriend the feelings that flow from this loss, or will I deny, repress or inhibit them? t Will I be a “passive witness” in my grief?
t Will I embrace the uniqueness of my grief experience, or will I assume I mourn like everyone else? t Will I identify the six needs of mourning and work on them, or will I fall to the cliché: “Time heals all wounds?” t Will I move toward “reconciliation” of my grief, or will I believe I must come to a complete “resolution” of my grief? t Will I embrace my transformation from this loss, or will I keep trying to get my old self back? t Will this loss add to my “divine spark,” or will it take away my life force? In addition to Holiday Hope, Milward Funeral Directors and Hospice of the Bluegrass will host a Caregiver Seminar featuring Dr. Wolfelt on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. Teachers, caregivers, counselors, clergy, nurses and social workers are encouraged to enroll in this free seminar. Info: www.milwardfuneral.com or call 272-3414. Y
Whooping Cough Is on the Rise in Ky.
hooping cough, or pertussis, once killed about 8,000 people, mostly infants and children, each year in the U.S. This was before a vaccine was developed against it. Although not 100% effective, it is still the best means we have to control the illness. Unfortunately, several outbreaks of whooping cough have occurred in the U.S. this year, including a higher-thannormal 359 cases in Kentucky. Pertussis, caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis, is spread in tiny droplets of fluid when a contagious person sneezes, coughs or laughs. A person is contagious for the first 1-2 weeks of the illness, or until he has had five days of appropriate antibiotics. The time from exposure to experiencing symptoms is usually 7-10 days (but as long as 21) days. Symptoms initially mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, low grade fever, and red and watery eyes. The coughing spells then come after 1-2 weeks. These severe bouts of coughing can last longer than a minute, making a child turn red or purple. The spells cause some children to vomit. Characteristically, the spells end with a loud “whoop.” Infants may gasp for air instead of coughing and may even stop breathing for a few
seconds. Older children and adults may have a prolonged cough without “whooping” spells. Hence the nickname – “the hundred-day cough.” Complications from whooping cough in infants include pneumonia, dehydration, seizures, brain damage and death. Older children and adults can have bruised or cracked ribs, abdominal hernias and broken blood vessels in the skin or the whites of the eyes. Whooping cough is usually diagnosed by a swab of the throat or nose for a culture. It is treated with antibiotics and supportive care (infants especially are sometimes hospitalized). Prevention is by far the best way to control pertussis. The DTaP vaccine is started in early infancy and completed before elementary school. It is about 85% effective as a completed series in totally preventing whopping cough. The other 15% may still catch pertussis but will have a milder case of it. Immunity against pertussis starts wearing off after 8-11 years, so it is recommended that children that age receive Tdap. This is a booster that can also be given to teens and adults who have not yet had the disease. In order to protect babies in early infancy, pregnant women are advised to receive the booster after their 20th week of gestation. Y
Dr. Charles Ison is a University of Kentucky graduate who has practiced in his hometown of Lexington since 1993. He is a partner in Pediatric and Adolescent Associates.
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here have budding filmmakers had a chance to showcase their work in regional cinemas? The Keep It Real – Don’t Drink video contest! This annual event has encouraged more than 1,700 students to find creative ways to reach out to their peers, warning about the risk of underage drinking. And these students have won cash prizes in the process. In fact, one Keep It Real contestant, Parker Young of Garrard High, won three consecutive best-inshow awards and now works at Disney Studios. The Keep It Real contest encourages individuals and school classes to enter a 30-second PSA addressing underage drinking and the advantages of an alcohol-free lifestyle. Creativity is encouraged and multiple entries are welcome. The deadline for this year’s contest is Monday, Dec. 17. Because of budget cuts at the federal level, this is the ninth and final year of the regional contest for high school students. “This is really sad,” said Donna Wiesenhahn, a Certified Prevention Professional and Keep It Real committee member. “This has been such a good initiative because it was effective in getting a whole group of young people involved.” Plans are under way for special culminating activities, so now is the time to be involved. In the contest, cash prizes are awarded for categories
such as Best Direction, Best Editing, Most Original and Best Comedy. In addition to receiving the top cash award, the Grand Prize winners will see their video on television and as part of the pre-show ads in local cinemas. All entries are posted on the Keep It Real web site, and in early January the public is invited to pick their favorites. The video that receives the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award.
hy is the anti-underage drinking message so important? Even though most high school students choose not to drink, in a survey done in the fall of 2010, 39% of 12th graders in Fayette County reported having had an alcoholic beverage within the past 30 days. Nearly one in four 12th graders reported having five or more drinks (binge drinking) at least once. And 75% reported that it would be easy to get beer, wine or hard liquor. Research shows that alcohol damages an adolescent’s brain, which is still developing. That’s why underage drinking is not only illegal and unsafe, it is unhealthy to a teen’s cognitive development. Parents are encouraged to communicate this message to their teens – and to encourage them to Keep it Real. Info: www.keep-it-real.us, or call Tara McGuire at Bluegrass Prevention Center, 859-2253296. Y October 2012 | 51
Rx for Nearsightedness: Go Outside and Play
hen you were a child, how many times did your mother say, “Go outside and play!” It turns out mom knew what she was talking about. Playing outside is good not just for your health but for your vision health as well. Studies show that children are developing eye strain and nearsightedness at higher numbers and at earlier ages than in previous generations. The reasons are obvious to anyone with kids – children now spend more time in front of screens (television, computer, smart phone and iPods.) These devices offer children twodimensional images – just inches to a few feet from their eyes. Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates and Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665.
“More children are developing eye strain and nearsightedness than in previous generations.” Our visual systems were not designed for screens only, according to Dr. Rick Graebe, a behavioral optometrist in Versailles. “Our visual systems were developed so we could be buffalo hunters,” he said. “We were standing erect, looking at the horizon, scanning constantly and using natural light. When you read or text or use a computer, you are sitting with shoulders hunched and head down.” Children also asked to learn to read at an earlier age now. Instead of interacting with three-dimensional objects like building blocks, preschoolers are learning their letters while looking at books, tablets and iPhones. “There is no question,” Graebe said, “that kids who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop nearsightedness.”
Children with nearsightedness also are at greater risk as adults for glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. If your children have already been diagnosed with nearsightedness, treatment can reduce the amount of time children spend wearing glasses. Dr. Graebe, a proponent of Vision Therapy, a kind of physical therapy for the eyes, brain and body, recommends a series of eye exercises that will help alleviate dependence on lenses. To reduce eye strain from close-up work for kids and adults, Dr. Graebe offers a simple remedy. He calls it the 20-20-20 rule. Said Graebe: “When you are reading or doing close-up work, you should stop every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.” Y
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Many kids are misdiagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, when the actual problem is vision-related. Even with 20/20 vision, the eyes may not work together. This causes headaches, fatigue, and lack of concentration. Sound familiar? Some doctors would suggest medicating your child. Perhaps a better option is a breakthrough treatment called Vision Therapy. As one of only five board certified Vision Therapy practices in Kentucky, Family Eyecare Associates has helped many children succeed in school, without the need for glasses or unnecessary medication. Call 879-3665 to find out about our free monthly Vision Therapy workshop! 52 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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Martha Anderson: Creating Life-Long Learners
Surrounded in her classroom by more than 200 musical instruments from around the world, teacher Martha Anderson of The Lexington School smiles when asked a question to which the answer seems obvious. “Oh yes,” she says. “My class is fun and challenging all the time.” That is endorsement enough for an accomplished organist and singer who has taught music to children for 39 years – the past 37 at TLS. She works with pre-school through third graders, offering a multi-sensory approach that incorporates puppetry, story, creative movement, song and, of course, those 200 instruments. Each day children can play with tone blocks, maracas and boom whackers. That’s in addition to drums, cymbals and all manner of xylophones. Students not only learn about tone and pitch, they compose their own songs, perform for the whole school and transform the classroom
into a “sensory explosion of child art, costume, dance, singing and instruments,” as one TLS colleague said. That’s why kids race to Mrs. Anderson’s classroom – they have so much fun there. Of course, much more is at stake. When asked the importance of music education in schools, she answers quickly. “It teaches kids beauty,” she says. “I’m a seeker of beauty and they find beauty in music.” That’s a lesson that lasts a lifetime and part of the goal: to create lifelong learners, like Anderson herself. A church organist, 22-year member of the Lexington Chamber Chorale and composer, Anderson constantly hones her craft, saying, “It’s important for teachers to work on something outside the classroom.” In 2007, she traveled to Belize and Guatemala, learning about the music and culture of the indigenous population. Ten years ago, she
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introduced an innovative feature to her class – Karate Recorder — where students work their way up a yarn belt based on the number of songs they learn on the recorder. The highest level, of course, is black belt. “Students get a tremendous sense of accomplishment,” Anderson says. “It’s self-motivating, they go at their own pace, practice on their own and help each other out.” All in the service of music and education – Anderson’s passions. “I love my craft and music, but I love my students more,” she says. “They make the craft come alive.”
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Scholar Athlete of the Month Dunbar Golfer Also Has a Perfect Score – 36 on ACT
Corey Lockridge • School: Dunbar High • Grade: 12th • Sport: Golf • Academics: A member of the prestigious math-science program, Corey scored a perfect 36 on his ACT and is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. • Parents: Diana & Randy
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orey Lockridge of Dunbar High is all about numbers. A senior in the prestigious math-science magnet program at Dunbar, Corey plays at No. 1 on the school’s golf team. Perhaps like no other sport, golf is numbers driven, and for Corey and his game, it all adds up. His lowest competitive score – 71. And he has shot that 5 times. Top 10 finishes this year in high school tournaments – 3. His handicap – 0.3 His most proud moment this season – Dunbar won 3 straight tournaments. Those are impressive numbers, but they take a back seat to this one – 36. That’s what he recorded on his ACT – a perfect score. Corey also is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, placing him among the most accomplished students in the city. En route to a weighted GPA of 4.84, Corey has aced every course in high school – and he takes nothing but difficult classes. He has scored 5’s on four AP tests and is taking AP English and AP physics this year. Corey also is working on an ambitious research project. Every other day, he travels to the biodynamics lab at UK for a project that fits like a golf glove – the anatomy of the golf swing. Corey is recruiting high school and college golfers and measuring their swing speed to determine whether
there is difference between the traditional swing and the stack and tilt approach. “We’re using video game technology and will calculate joint angles of the body to see if there is a difference and why,” Corey said. The project is math-based science, which is Corey’s preference. “I’ve always loved math and it comes easy to me,” he said. “Anything number-based, I like.” His fascination with numbers was evident as a 6-year-old when he already was pouring over baseball box scores. “He has the ability to truly focus,” his mother Diana said. “He will be sitting at the table with his physics homework while everyone is talking. He’ll look up and talk to his dad about sports for a minute and then go right back to his homework.” Corey brings that focus to golf, where he is a late bloomer. As a freshman at Dunbar he barely made the JV team. He worked exceptionally hard on his game, and the summer before his junior year he was the 15-16-year-old Player of the Year on the MusselmanDunne youth tour and now plays No. 1 at Dunbar. “He always had a good short game, and he grew about eight inches in high school so his length finally caught up with his short game,” his father Randy said. “We’re very proud of the progress he has made.” Y
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