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29 Family Favorite
Winners Announced 17 Private School Open Houses 2 Moms Lose BIG!
17 Birthday Party Places
rating Our Celeb
F ing C e n t r al KY
Things To Do In October
Letter From the Editor
Surveys, Birthdays & Mom-Approved Doctors
s Lexington Family Magazine celebrates its 16th birthday in October, we’re offering numerous opportunities for readers to win free prizes. Because reader input shapes the content of the magazine, we are asking you to answer 12 short questions about parenting as part of our online Reader Survey at www.lexingtonfamily.com. Those who participate are automatically entered in a contest to win tickets to Sesame Street Live, gift certificates to Robert’s Health Foods and local restaurants, plus books, DVDs and CDs. The deadline for the Survey is Oct. 31. At the same time, we are launching a new feature in the magazine called
Editor John Lynch Advertising Lindsay Emmerich Glenda Isaac Gary Mazza Kari Mullins
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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In other health related features, we are offering a special giveaway as part of our 13th annual Elder Care Tour, which is designed for older adults, their adult children, caregivers and anyone
in the Sandwich Generation. Three lucky Tour participants will win a vacation package to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Each package includes two night’s accommodation for two, two tickets to “ICE!,” and two tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Also part of the package are two tickets to Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show, two tickets to Christmas Holly Jolly Town Square and a VIP Coupon Book. To enter, merely visit one of the retirement communities participating in the Tour, which is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30-5 p.m. Names of the communities with directions and descriptions for each will be published in the November issue of Lexington Family Magazine.
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34 / Fit Family Challenge 40 / Pediatric Corner 42 / Dr. Graebe 46-60 / Calendar 61 / Legacy’s Spotlight on the Arts 62/ KU’s Scholar Athlete 63/ Asbury’s Educator of the Month
Publisher Dana Tackett
Mom-Approved Doctors. We know that moms rely on each other to refer information about products, services and physicians. So, we are asking you to recommend doctors who earn your Mom stamp of approval. To nominate any Central Kentucky doctor or practitioner who has earned your trust and admiration, visit www. lexingtonfamily.com. Our first listing of Mom-Approved Doctors will appear in our January 2014 issue and will focus on pediatricians.
Short Stuff Halloween Happenings; Homework Wars; Birthing Education for Moms; & “Sesame Street Live” Family Favorite Awards The readers have spoken and the results are in. Private Schools 17 area schools have scheduled Open Houses for the public. Pinterest Parties Plan your child’s next birthday parties using our favorite boards. Fit Family Challenge Two moms combine to lose nearly 100 pounds since January.
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On the Cover Ireland Rhea, 4, daughter of Jason and Jessica of Winchester, is dressed up as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” for Halloween. Photo by Robin Allen Photography
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alloween is a kid’s favorite holiday! After all, who doesn’t love the opportunity to dress up as their favorite superhero or Disney princess? Plus, free candy! Below is a list of the most popular Halloween events put on by Lexington Parks & Recreation, with events appropriate for kids of all ages! For baby bear, the
Little Goblins Galore
is just right! Children ages 12 and under can enjoy
Halloween with fewer scares at this annual event. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes as they trick-or-treat along a trail lined with friendly characters. This event also features a petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment. Little Goblins Galore will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McConnell Springs. While the admission fee is $5 per child, parents and guardians will be admitted for free. Info: 288-2900. For your young Dr. Frankenstein, be sure to explore the mysteries of the natural world at Halloween at
Kids can hear ghost stories as they tour the grounds of the historic home and travel down darkened trails in search of unusual plants and animals. Don’t forget to check out the annual “Parade of Pumpkins!” The event is Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Space is limited and registration is required. Info: 2726105.
Be afraid. Be very afraid of
Fright Nights at Jacobson Park!
This is no ordinary haunted house. Spread across 40 acres, patrons can enjoy three different attractions: the Dark Forest, 13 Doors and the all-new Entrapment. There is no age requirement, but it is recommended that only those 13 and up attend. Costumes are also not allowed. Running through Nov. 1, Fright Nights will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday nights, and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Info: 229.4335. Zombies will return to haunt downtown Lexington once again on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the annual Thriller Parade and
The undead will begin their annual live performance of Michael Jackson’s video “Thriller” at 8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Info: 288.2925. Y
LCT’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow
exington Children’s Theatre this month will feature the classic story of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Based on Washington Irving’s story, the play takes place in a drowsy, dreary hollow where time stands still. Here, the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, is “losing his head” over the lovely Katrina. Unfortunately, the local brute, Brom Bones, is also vying for her affections. As night draws in and the stars sink deeper 4 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
into the sky, Ichabod realizes that there may be even worse things in Sleepy Hollow lurking just over the bridge. The play is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Show times at LCT’s Main Stage Theatre are: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children. Info: 254-9512, ext. 247 or visit www. lctonstage.org. Y
Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Sesame Street Live
November 1 at 7 pm November 2 at 2 pm
Show length 1hr &10 min. Includes a bi-lingual slideshow of the real holiday in Mexico Tickets $14.50 - $17.50
Lexington Opera House
Join Estelita and her family as they celebrate the Day of the Dead in a small village in Mexico. BYB will perform “Dia de Los Muertos” on Nov. 1 & Nov. 2 at the Opera House. Lex. Family has 2 sets of 2 tickets to give away.
To register, visit www.lexingtonfamily.com or call 2231765 by the contest deadline of Oct. 23. Identify which advertisement contains the icon of the smiling woman’s face pictured here and tell us where you picked up the magazine.
Dinosaur Train Live at EKU Join Buddy and all his friends Nov. 2 at EKU in this fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth... and rode in trains! Lex. Family has a family 4-pack to give away. 3169HolidayHope-FamilyMag:3102AdvPlanning-FamilyMag
Día de los Muertos
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death
Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents
Friends old and new will meet up when “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” comes to Rupp Arena with three shows Tues., Nov. 12 and Wed., Nov. 13. Elmo, Grover and Abby Cadabby welcome Chamki, a new friend from India. Lex. Family has one family four-pack to give away.
Celebrating 25 Years!
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” - Plato
A program to help people cope with grief on special days
7 pm TUE NOV 19, 2013 Celebration Center of Lexington 1509 Trent Blvd. Remarks by Janice Purdy, MSW, CT Candlelight ceremony to honor your loved one Ornament hanging on Holiday Memory Tree Activities for children ages 6-12
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‘Sesame St. Live’ Coming to Rupp Arena
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End Homework Wars By Establishing A Routine
ike so many other things, when it comes to homework, having a routine sets the stage for success. That’s helpful because whether we like it or not, today’s children are assigned homework as early as kindergarten. Setting the ground rules early can save heartache to come.
As much as possible, it’s good to keep a regular schedule for after-school: snack and chill for 30-60 minutes followed by homework. This frees up time after supper for other activities such as relaxing, playing, sports, clubs, etc. As children grow, they are expected to take on more responsibility and ownership of their homework. This includes time management. They may question the “tried-and-true” way of doing homework and may want to try working with music or other distractions nearby. Experts generally agree that the fewer distractions the better, music being the least distracting among the choices. The “homework wars” generally start in earnest when parents react angrily or become too controlling. As soon as your children seem able, give them choices whenever possible. What are some mutually agreeable spots for homework? What time will it be started? What time will it be completed?
How will homework and grades be monitored? Who will be responsible? How often will you meet to review progress? Making clear agreements about homework and then monitoring the effectiveness of those agreements are the keys to success. It’s okay to let your older child try something different for a day or two, or even a week, even if you don’t think it will work. Why? We learn by doing and discovering what works and what doesn’t. For parents, this is where efficiency and patience meet. If a parent puts personal goals for “efficiency” aside and instead is patient and lets a child choose, he can learn what is efficient for him. When your way turns out to be the best way, don’t gloat and ruin the lesson your child learned. Express confidence in your child’s ability to continue to discover his own way to do his best. Y
Lesley Iwinski is a Lexington mother of three children ages 17-22, a family physician and the founding director of Growing Peaceful Families. She offers classes, workshops and seminars based on the work of Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children's Behavior. Info for Lesley: (859) 333-3053 or www.GrowingPeacefulFamilies.com. E-mail questions for Lesley to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
here do you go to make a new friend? Sesame Street, of course. Your little ones can meet Grover’s newest friend, Chamki, when he introduces him to Elmo, Abby Cadabby and more of their buddies when “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” comes to Rupp Arena in November. The cast will celebrate cultural similarities with singing, dancing and sharing cookies. The show
offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience. Performances are Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets for all three performances are on sale now. Tickets are $18 and $22. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $58 Sunny Seats are also available. For tickets: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Info: www.sesamestreetlive.com. Y
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November 1 at 7 pm November 2 at 2 pm
Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents
Jr. K through High School
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death
Día de los Muertos
Lexington Latin SchooL
Show length 1hr &10 min. Includes a bi-lingual slideshow of the real holiday in Mexico Tickets $14.50 - $17.50
Tuesday October 22nd 4:30-6:30 Ashland Ave. Baptist Church (483 W. Reynolds Rd.) “...because choosing your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you can make.” For more information contact Jessica Short
483 W. Reynolds Rd. Lexington Cottage School Classes Offered for Latin, Famous Men of Rome, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Calculus
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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?
We strive to provide the best quality care for youth and support services for foster parents. Parents receive all the necessary training so they can be a positive force in the child’s life. • 36 hours of initial training for parents • Monthly and online continued training • 24/7 crisis intervention • Family & individual therapy services • Assistance with transportation • Monthly foster parent support meetings and much more! Contact the Hope Hill Foster Care office for more information on how you can begin the process.
Seth Krusich • 859-498-0373 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.hopehill.org October 2013 | 7
my new heartbeat Before I gave birth to my daughter in 2010, I was flooded with information about my pregnancy. And then I was flooded with information about my newborn. There was a missing link between the two: the flood of information regarding childbirth. I was unaware of the choices I had as a pregnant woman, like so many others
Oct. @ LexingtonFamily.com Parenting Questions Each month we consult with experts – our readers! – about parenting and ask a question on our Facebook page. Here are some answers to this month’s question: “What was your must-have baby registry item?" t“A Moby wrap (or any type of wrap)! It allows you to have the baby with you while you get some things done or just to have your hands free for a bit.” –Allie Jordan.
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doulas, diaper services, prenatal chiropractors and many more businesses in the two-hour event. Baby Bump, Lexington Family Magazine’s maternity web site and
Labor Day Marks New Day for Moms
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annual maternity guide, had a booth at the rally, so I was able to meet plenty of parents, grandparents and professionals. Some traveled from hours away to attend. Many had a disappointing birth story to share, but just as many were unaware that they actually had a choice in their maternity care. If you drove past Rupp Arena on Sept. 2, you might have seen a sign or two from rally participants. The signs had messages like “I’m Improving Birth for my daughters,” and “I should be informed of my choices.��� My personal favorite sign (held by a dad): “I’m Improving Birth because I
t “Fisher Price space-saver baby swing. I used it a lot when my kids were infants .” –Cheryl Vaughan Sadler.
Facebook Feedback Question for October: “Do you expect your partner to give up all the pregnancy no-no’s, like alcohol and sushi, while you are pregnant?”
Oct. @ BabyBumpLexington.com HypnoBabies: Childbirth hypnosis is one way to prepare your mind for childbirth, and Lexington has a class to help parents achieve a less-stress birthing experience. Halloween Fun: Check out our favorite spooky crafts from Pinterest. You can follow our crafts board at Pinterest.com/BabyBumpLex. Mama Seeds: From prenatal yoga videos, online pregnancy journals and blogs by local mommy experts, MamaSeeds is the locally-run website where new moms can find it all.
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it seems. Luckily, Lexington is looking to change that. Lexington is home to a chapter of Improving Birth, a national organization dedicated to educating and empowering women of their options for childbirth. Improving Birth focuses on evidence-based maternity care, meaning the highestquality, most current medical evidence is used in making decisions regarding your childbirth. This past Labor Day, approximately 400 people filled Triangle Park in downtown Lexington to learn more about their childbirth options and to show support for evidence-based maternity care. Families met midwives,
t “Portable bouncy seat. My mother-in-law got one for our daughter and it’s a life saver! I can place it anywhere in the house so I can eat, wash dishes, cook, shower, get dressed, pretty much do anything I need to do.” –Tiffany Ahern.
Like Making Babies.” As a mother planning for more children one day, it is encouraging to see this culture shift in my city. Moms are learning that they have control in their labor experience, and they
taking to the streets to demand change, and I look forward to witnessing and participating in that change. Because if you’ve ever heard a real-live laboring woman, you should know that we can roar.
Lexington is home to a chapter of Improving Birth, a national organization dedicated to educating and empowering women of their options for childbirth. have access to the evidence to support their birth wishes. Whatever your reason for improving birth, Kentucky families now know, without a doubt, that they are not alone in their desire for better care. Women are literally
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We Saved Space For You!
Free Festival sponsored by Central Bank & Trust Company
Enjoy our artist alley. Kids display & sell their original artwork! Fun activities include make your own gak, explore gadget parts, create a sculpture, toddler area & much more! Bring the whole family to Triangle Park! Saturday, October 12, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 859-258-3253 ext. 19 today for an artist registration form.
The Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency, supports Explorium with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Located in Victorian Square
Prospective Family Day, Saturday, Nov 2
New this year! Prospective Family Day— SATURDAY, November 2nd , 10:00 AM • Treat your kids to one of our special classes like art, music, drama or science. • Get to know our teachers. • Take a student-led tour.
COURAGE is trying it all to see what fits. TLS students try it all, every week, all year long. Science, art, music, drama, Spanish, P.E., Computer Science—Specialist teachers make every year special with more to see, more to do, and more to learn, so our young people can develop their interests and talents in an authentic way that fits them to a T. You just don’t know until you try. DARE to try something new. DARE to visit The Lexington School. Try us, and see if we fit.
1050 Lane Allen Road | Lexington, KY 40504 | 859-278-0501 | www.thelexingtonschool.org October 2013 | 9
Win Trip To Opryland At 13th Annual Elder Care Tour
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or the first time ever, Lexington Family will offer an exciting giveaway contest to attendees of the 13th annual Elder Care tour in November. The magazine is giving away three Gaylord Opryland Vacation Package including two night’s accommodation for two, two tickets to “ICE!,” and two tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Plus, two tickets to Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show, two tickets to Christmas Holly Jolly Town Square and a VIP Coupon Book. To enter, merely visit one of the retirement communities participating in the Tour, which is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30-5 p.m. The communities that already have committed to the Tour in Lexington are Ashland Terrace, Bridge Pointe, Cambridge Place, the Lafayette and Morning Pointe, and Rosemary Brooks Place in Winchester. The names of all communities with directions and descriptions will be published in the November issue of Lexington Family Magazine. Not only can you enter to win the exciting prize on the Tour, you can educate yourself about housing options for older adults in Central Kentucky,
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which features some of the best retirement communities in the state. The Tour is designed for older adults, their adult children or other caregivers. All too often, 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. Having to make these sorts of decisions under a deadline can cause stress for the whole family. What if you knew ahead of time what facilities and services were available for yourself or your loved ones? What if you knew where you’d like to retire or where you could go for rehabilitation services? The Tour can provide those answers. On Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1:305 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. Mark your calendar for this event, and get your copy of the November issue or visit our website for details. Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com or 223-1765. Y
Take Reader Survey And Enter to Win Free Prizes
t Lexington Family we are constantly working to make sure we provide our readers with the information they need while they are raising their families. To help us with that goal, we’d like to hear from you. What are the issues your family is dealing with right now? Are you looking for a new pediatrician or orthodontist? Do you need child care services or are you searching for a private school? Are your kids interested in afterschool activities? Are you planning a home renovation? Help us by taking a few minutes to answer our on-line Reader Survey now through Oct. 31. Answer 12 quick questions and you’ll be entered to win tickets to Sesame Street Live, restaurant gift certifications, books, DVDs and CDs. Take the survey at www. lexingtonfamily.com. Y
Nominate Your Favorite Doctors
hen moms are searching for a new doctor for their families, they usually turn to other moms first. Moms rely on each other to speak the truth about products, services and physicians. So, we are asking you, our Lexington Family moms, to recommend doctors who earn your stamp of approval. Our new directory of MomApproved Doctors is your opportunity to recognize the health care professionals who keep you and your family healthy. To nominate any Central Kentucky doctor or practitioner who has earned your trust and admiration, visit www. lexingtonfamily.com. Y
Fayette Cooperating Preschool & Kindergarten, Inc.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT CARDINAL HILL HOSPITAL
We currently have limited openings in selected age groups, call today for more information.
• safe, loving and nurturing • playful learning • gentle and consistent limits • adult to child ratio 1:3
PreK ages 3-5
• creative, hands-on learning • an exceptional first school experience • developmentally appropriate curriculum • adult to child ratio 1:4
Hours of Operation 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Providing Quality Childcare for Children & Families
For more information, please call (859) 254-5701 x 5517 www.cardinalhill.org
• 1/2 day • active learning environment • developmentally appropriate curriculum • excellent preparation for first grade
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sk any child to name their favorite color, ice cream flavor or sports team and they can quickly rattle off a list: Red, Rocky Road, UK Wildcats.
Most of us never grow out of having favorites as we found when we asked our readers to tell us about their favorite family-friendly places and spaces in the Bluegrass.
We asked for your nominations in the spring, and then over the summer more than 2,000 of you voted in our fourth annual Family Favorites Survey, earning a chance to win tickets to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Here are the winners our readers chose:
Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurant Chick-Fil-A
Favorite Frozen Treat Shop Orange Leaf Favorite Place for Boys Birthday Parties Monkey Joe’s
Favorite Place for Girls Birthday Parties & Favorite Dance Studio Lexington Dance Factory
Favorite Birthday Cake Maker Caramanda’s Favorite Museum The Explorium Favorite Free Family Fun Site Jacobson Park Favorite Local Festival Woodland Arts Fair Favorite Day Trip Newport Aquarium 12 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Favorite School Field Trip Boyd’s Orchard
Favorite Orthodontist White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics
Favorite Local Day Camp & Favorite Arts/ Dance Camp Lexington Children’s Theatre
Favorite Pediatrician Pediatric & Adolescent Associates Favorite Veterinarian Beaumont Veterinary Centre
Favorite Overnight Camp 4-H Summer Camp
Favorite Maternity/ Baby Business Baby Belly Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center
Favorite Academic Camp Living Arts & Science Center
Favorite Gymnastics/ Cheer Center Legacy All Sports
Favorite Sports Camp UK Sports Camp Favorite Bookstore Joseph Beth Booksellers Favorite Consignment Shop Once Upon a Child Favorite Photographer Holifield Photography Favorite Pediatric Dentist Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg
Favorite Martial Arts Program YMCA Favorite Music Program Lexington Music Academy Favorite Horseback Riding Program Kentucky Horse Park Favorite Tutoring/ Learning Center Carnegie Center
Family Favorite Winners 2013 Favorite School Field Trip
Thanks for Your Support. “Fall Family Fun At It’s Best.” 1396 Pinckard Pike Versailles, Ky.
(859) 873-3097 • www.boydorchards.com
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
Explorium of Lexington Located In Victorian Square
440 West Short St. Lexington, KY 40502 859.258.3253 | www.explorium.com
Favorite Gymnastics/Cheer Center
NOW ENROLLING for Fall Classes!
FREE Trial Classes
261 Ruccio Way Lexington
in November lexington art league Saturdays nov. 9, 16, & 23. 1-5pm
Free teen art classes
Printmaking: The Black Friday Experience with Liz Foley Limited Enrollment www.lexingtonartleague.com
students will sell their work at
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Voted Favorite Local Day Camp & Arts/Dance Camp
418 West Short St • 859.254.4546 • www.lctonstage.org
Voted Favorite Place For Boy’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
BUILDING CONFIDENCE STRENGTHENING SKILLS TEACHING DISCIPLINE Voted Favorite Martial Arts Program www.ymcaofcentralky.org 14 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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Fall Festivals Close to Home ACMC Fall Arts Festival Old Fort Harrod State Park / Harrodsburg www.artscouncilofmercer.com Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts, live demonstrations, music, children’s activities, puppet shows, bounce houses, food and more.
Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair Downtown Bardstown www.bardstownmainstreet.com Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 200 artists and craftsmen will display their wares, along with music, food and fun.
Bi-Water Farm Autumn Fest 877 Cincinnati Road / Georgetown (502) 863-3676 / www.biwaterfarm.com Through Nov. 4: Autumnfest Catch the Magic of Fall. Features Bi-Water Ball Park, Sky High Slide, The Lost Pumpkin Mine, campfires, a corn maze, fresh food, pumpkins and more. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; FridaySaturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum 175 Beasley Drive / Versailles (859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org Oct.18, 19, 25 & 26: Take the Halloween “Haunted” Train Ride and watch for ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the train. 8 p.m.
Boyd Orchards 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles (859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com Oct. 5-6: Fall Festival Oct. 12-13: Pumpkin Festival Oct. 19-20: October Festival Oct. 26-27: Harvest Festival Festivals include hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze, pony rides, unforgettable playground, train rides, face-painting, live music, Apple Blossom Café & unique gift store, plus u-pick apples and pumpkins (in season). New for 2013 – Gem Mining. Festivals are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-7 p.m. on Sundays. 16 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Cincinnati Zoo HallZOOween 3400 Vine St. / Cincinnati (513) 475-6124 / www. cincinnatizoo.org Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21 & 25-27: HallZOOween Little ghouls, boys, girls and animals can enjoy four spooktacular weekends of fun. Each Saturday and Sunday during HallZOOween, noon-5 p.m., kids (12 and under) can trick-or-treat their way around the Zoo.
Evans Orchard 180 Stone Road / Georgetown (502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com Through Oct. 31: Harvest Festival Every weekend. Includes food, pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more. Evans Orchard is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Admission is free, individual activities have a small fee but children can purchase an all-in-one bracelet allowing access to all rides and games.
Festival of the Horse West Main Street / Georgetown www.festivalofthehorse.org Oct. 4, noon-9 p.m.; Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the horse at this family-friendly festival filled with games, a petting zoo, pony rides, a parade, food and live entertainment.
Ky. Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair Indian Fort Theater / Berea www.kyguild.org Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $5, free for kids under 12. Arts and crafts, plus live entertainment, food and children’s activities.
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass 570 Milner Road / Versailles (859) 873-3271 / Corn Maze Hotline: (859) 537-5444 / www.kycornmaze.com
Central Kentucky’s Largest Corn Maze. Through Oct 27. Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-10 p.m.; Sundays, 1-7 p.m. Every weekend you can experience a 12-acre corn maze with nearly 6 miles of trails. Admission: Adults (13+) $10, Children (5-12) $5, Children (4 and under) Free.
Louisville Zoo World’s Largest Halloween Party 1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville (502) 459-2181 / www.louisvillezoo.org Oct. 4-6, 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27 If scary is no fun for your little ones, then head to the Louisville Zoo for an evening of magical Halloween fun, costumed characters and trick-ortreating throughout the Zoo.
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Festival 605 Hill N’ Dale / www.mqfestival.org Oct. 4-5, 4-11 p.m. Food, live entertainment, children’s games, adult games of chance, fun and raffles.
Walk with the Animals Salato Fish and Wildlife Center / Frankfort http://fw.ky.gov Oct. 26 Kids can dress up and trick-or-treat at educational booths in the Wildlife Center.
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ore than 7,000 children in Kentucky need foster care – and Seth Krusich, executive director of Hope Hill Therapeutic Foster Care in Mt. Sterling, knows the anguish behind the statistics. Most of these children have been removed from homes where they were abused, neglected or their parents are unfit to care for them. Not surprisingly, these children have suffered loss and separation far beyond the norm. “There is a real need for people to open their hearts and their homes to these kids,” Krusich said. “There are so many kids out there who are hurting. 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 is looking for more families who can help, but he understands that this is a difficult road to travel. Krusich assures families that they will not travel that road alone. Hope Hill provides support services to help develop successful foster families. The support starts with 36 hours of pre-service training. Prospective foster parents learn how kids come into the system and how it works. They learn about loss and separation,
how to build and maintain communication, how to help kids express their needs and how to build a support system for the foster family. Once a family has received training and a child comes to live with them – whether short or long-term – Hope Hill provides therapeutic services, medication management services and 24/7 case managers. Foster parents also receive funding per diem to help with food, clothing, hygiene and other childcare costs. Each child also has a medical card to pay for health care. In addition, families receive support from other foster families in the Hope Hill system. They meet once a month at the Hope Hill Children’s Home in Mt. Sterling to share a meal and learn strategies from a trainer. “This is a chance for the families to support and help each other,” Krusich said. What sorts of families volunteer for this difficult but rewarding job? According to Krusich, many of them are empty-nesters who miss having kids at home, or younger couples who are unable to have children or who have yet to start a family. The most important trait is having a calling to foster care. “It starts with the families,” Krusich
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Answers For Most-Asked Questions By Sarah Taylor Vanover
ith 15 years experience in the field of early childhood education, many of those years focusing on early childhood special education, I have fielded questions that parents frequently ask when they have concerns about their children’s development. Question: How do I find out if my child has a developmental delay? Answer: I always encourage families to start by taking their questions to their child’s pediatrician. If the pediatrician agrees with your concerns, then you have several options. If the child is under 3 years old, you can contact First Steps, an early intervention agency that will treat the child in the natural environment. For children over the age 3, you can seek therapy support from a private organization. (Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington Hearing and Speech, Cardinal Hill Pediatrics, Horn, Richardson & Associates, etc.), or you
can see whether your preschoolaged child qualifies for Kentucky State Preschool through your local public school district. Question: If my child receives therapy from First Steps or another organization, what type of accommodations can I expect a child care program to make? Answer: The most common accommodation for a child with special needs who attends child care is for the center/classroom teachers to collaborate with the therapists. A First Steps therapist may visit your child at his or her child care program to observe peer interaction. The therapist may send suggestions to the classroom teacher on ways to interact with the child while he or she is in child care. Other accommodations may include using picture schedules in the classroom, creating a more sensoryfriendly environment for the child, or adapting program policies that require children to be toilet-trained or walking before they can move to the next classroom with similar-aged peers. Question: Will anyone find out that my child has a disability?
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Answer: When your child receives therapy services, she is protected by the confidentiality laws of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Therapists will share information with no one without your consent. However, if your child is in childcare, it is extremely helpful to let the classroom teachers know the areas of delay and what types of goals the therapist is working toward. This will allow everyone on your child’s “team” to be working together for the benefit of the child. Sarah Taylor Vanover is the Executive Director of Child Development Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education from Eastern Kentucky University and her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. Info: 218-2322 or visit www.cdcbg. org Y
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UK Expert Offers Class To Help Parents Understand Testing
hile it remains true that a teacher is the best source for knowing how well a child is doing in school, test scores when properly interpreted can provide additional useful information. But, it is easy to misinterpret test scores. That’s why Skip Kifer, professor emeritus at UK, has scheduled the class, “My Child’s Test Score: What Does It Really Mean?” The free class is for parents and tutors of students in grades K-12 and will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Carnegie Center at 251 West Second Street. The class will focus on making sense of information on the Student Report (K-PREP test scores) produced by the Kentucky Department of Education. Besides discussing what is on the report and how it got there, important contexts for interpreting the scores that are missing from the report will be presented. Part of the context will be provided by two papers, one about testing in general, the other about the importance of understanding variation. In addition, resources on the KDE and other helpful websites will be explored.
Skip Kifer taught testing, assessment, statistics and evaluation for more than 30 years at UK. He was one of five people who designed the initial Kentucky assessment in 1990, was the Chairman of the International Technical Committee and member of both the international and U.S. planning committee for the Second International Mathematics Study. Until this year, he also was a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Design and Analysis Committee. Info: 254-4175 or visit www.carnegiecenterlex.org. Y The Official Trophy Sponsor of the
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Christ the King School 412 Cochran Road / 266-5641 www.ctkschool.net Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m.
Community Montessori 166 Crestwood Drive 277-4805 www.cmsmontessori.org Saturday, Nov. 23, 10-11 a.m.
4300 Nicholasville Road 971-7129 www.koreacademy.org First Tuesday of month, 8:30 a.m.
Lexington Latin School
Ashland Baptist Church 483 W. Reynolds Rd. / 940-7485 www.lexingtonlatinschool.com Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Lex. Montessori School 319 S. Broadway Park 254-7034 www.lexkymontessori.org Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m.
The Lexington School 1050 Allen Road / 278-0501 www.thelexingtonschool.org Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School 605 Hill N’ Dale Dr. / 277-3030 http://maryqueenschool. catholicweb.com Sunday, Jan. 26, after 11 a.m. church service
Montessori High School of Kentucky
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Montessori Middle School of Kentucky
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194 N. Limestone St. 254-1361 Preschool and Lower School (Montessori 3, 4 & 5, Pre-K 3 & 4, K-5) Middle School (grades 6-8) Upper School (grades 9-12) www.sayreschool.org Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:30-10 a.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul School
133 Barr St. (Birth-PK 4) 233-0921 423 W. Short St. (K-8th grade) / 254-9257 www.sppslex.org Wednesday, Nov 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at both campuses
Seton Catholic School
1740 Summerhill Dr. 273-7827 www.setonstars.com Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
1591 Winchester Road, #101 309-6372 Grades 7th through 12th. www.sphinxacademy.com Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Summit Christian Academy
2780 Clays Mill Rd. / 277-0503 www.lexingtonsummit.org Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Trinity Christian Academy
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Bluegrass and Tall Tales is an original, upbeat musical that retells the stories of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Daniel Boone interspersed with oldfashioned southern-style bluegrass music. This toetapping adventure is designed to engage audiences in the tradition of storytelling and song.
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Outdoor Movie Event Tuesday, October 29th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, October 18th 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Join us under the big tent on the library lawn for an outdoor showing of Ghostbusters (PG). Bring a blanket and enjoy the crisp October evening with free hot beverages provided by the library. Pizza and kettle corn will be available for purchase.
Kids, wear your favorite costume and get your picture taken with Mama and Papa Berenstain Bear, Thomas the Tank Engine, Curious George, Woody from Toy Story, and Superman! Characters will be stationed for you to meet and greet at various points around the library. Parents, remember to bring your camera. No registration required.
Trick-or-Treat for Dogs! Saturday, October 26th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Dress your pooch for Halloween and take him / her trick-or-treating at the library! Volunteers will hand out treats at various stations on the library lawn. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes worn by dogs in small, medium, and large size categories. Weâ€™ll also have a photo station set up, so bring your camera! All dogs must be on a leash. Please register.
Thursday, October 31st 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Too old to trick-or-treat? Want a reason to dress up anyway? Come to the library for a Teens-Only Costume Party! Dress up, eat lots of candy, and participate in a costume contest, all while listening to music or watching a classic scary film. Registration required.
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Learning Differences Should Be Celebrated By Kimberly Hudson
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id you know that one in five students has a language processing disorder that prevents them from reaching their maximum academic potential? If your child is struggling in school, you need to get to the root of the problem. Is the problem due to reading or spelling difficulties, or a language processing disorder? Is it because they are so overwhelmed by an assignment that they don’t know where to start? Assessments are easy and painless and can determine what is causing ongoing struggles at school. Difficulties in school should not prevent your child from pursuing and achieving his goals. He may have trouble reading, but there are other attributes he could use to his advantage. It is important to think more about your child’s strengths than his weaknesses. Too much attention paid to weaknesses can undermine your child’s self-confidence. Businessman and investor Charles Schwab knew his strengths and weaknesses. Instead of trying to be good at everything in school, he learned early on that he liked numbers and focused on that as his career goal. He took the initiative to learn everything he could about business and
investments, and persevered in reading despite his difficulties. After the success of his investment firm, Charles Schwab Corporation, he established the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation in order “to help children with learning and attention difficulties to lead satisfying and productive lives in a supportive environment that validated their unique qualities.” There are plenty of resources to assist struggling learners to achieve success. Providing students with the necessary tools to succeed, reminding them of their strengths, and helping them develop other skills will equip them to find happiness and confidence. Learning differences should be celebrated! Help your child turn his troubles into triumphs. Like Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, says, “What if Michael Jordan had quit after he didn’t make the basketball team? He never would’ve made Space Jam… “What will be your Space Jam? What will you create that will make the world awesome?” Your child has the potential for AWESOME. Give him the necessary tools to unlock that potential. After all, “We were made to be awesome.” Resource: The Power of Dyslexic Thinking by Robert W. Langston. Y
The Science Behind Brain Training
earningRx, which is inspired by the latest breakthroughs in the science of the brain, is based on the principle that brain training can help students improve cognitive function and perform better in school. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt and grow, is the science behind brain training and the basis of each of the LearningRx brain training programs.
the brain and creates lifechanging results. For example, using noninvasive fMRI technology to create detailed images of the working brain, scientists have documented that the brains of “good” readers and “poor” readers are “wired” to function differently. Intense training makes it possible to rewire the brain so that reading becomes faster and easier than before.
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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. How important is it to force your brain to work hard? According to Dr. John Ratey, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the author of “A User’s Guide to the Brain,” using your brain keeps it vital and growing. Not using it leads to decay. Dr. Ratey concludes that, “for the first time, we are learning to see mental weaknesses as physical systems in need of training and practice.” A rapidly growing body of scientific and medical research continues to prove that brain training rewires
The results of LearningRx brain training programs speak for themselves. In fact, LearningRx students test higher in IQ – an average of 15 points higher – after completing brain training. How does this translate into real life changes? t With stronger cognitive skills and higher IQ, students learn things faster and easier than before. t Students have measurably better memory skills and concentration. t Students perform better in the classroom, on the athletic field and even behind the wheel of a car. t They report having greater confidence in academics and in life. t They are more likely to go to college. t They have an edge in their careers. t And because there’s a link between IQ and income, they’re even likely to make more money. Y
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Morning of Montessori Conversation & School Tour Saturday, November 23 10 – 11:00 a.m. • 166 Crestwood Drive, Lexington (859) 277-4805 • www.cmsmontessori.org Preschool (ages 3-6 years) through Elementary (Grades 1-6)
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ave you discovered Pinterest yet? I describe it as an electronic version of a bulletin board in your home. You can “pin” all those digital images just like you’d pin up a page you tore out of a magazine in the past. The nice thing about digital pins is that the photo includes a link to a website, blog or Facebook pages with all the details about what you have just pinned. I’ve found that Pinterest is an absolute must when planning at-home birthday parties. Lexington Family has worked hard to put together a comprehensive set of Pinterest boards to help you with all facets of family life, but we are particularly proud of our Plan-Your-Own-Party boards. Check us out at http://pinterest.com/ LexingtonFamily. Follow all of our boards or check out the following boards that are perfect for your child’s party planning. – by Laurie Evans
Birthday Parties Board Party favors and goodie bags Cute cakes and cupcakes Games Decorations Theme ideas
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At-home science experiments Finger puppets Jewelry making Kids nail polish ideas
Party invites Game boards Finger puppets, masks Cupcake toppers Banners
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Party meals Homemade pop tarts (for after the sleepover) Homemade french fries Cookie “bowls”
Homemade ice cream recipes Ice cream in a bag recipes Ice cream sundae recipes
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Play clay, chalk, goops and gaks Fondue, cupcake and cookie decorating bars Pasta, taco and pizza bars
Tips on taking better photos Photo ideas for boys Photographing teens Backdrop ideas Editing photos
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as Lexington Family Magazine’s Fit Family Challenge a success? Just ask Shelley Hopps, who has lost 40 pounds since January and is now a size 4. At Starbucks, people say to her, “I don’t mean to offend you, but you look 10 years younger.” Take offense? She loves it. Or how about Holly Ackerman? As of mid-September, she had lost 48.5 pounds since January and says, “This is the most physically fit I’ve ever been in my life.” Results like that exceed all expectations, said editor John Lynch, who announced the Challenge last October to commemorate the magazine’s 15th anniversary. He also vowed to try to lose 15 pounds himself. “I’ve lost 12 pounds and I’m now more fit than I’ve been in 20 years,” he said. “But what’s more gratifying to us about the Challenge are the results of Shelley and Holly. It’s incredibly gratifying to see people tackle a difficult issue and have success.”
he Fit Family Challenge began in January after four volunteer families were selected and vowed to try to get fit, eat right and lose weight. For four months, the families received assistance from Family Practice Associates and its weight loss program, along with the help of local personal trainers. Their progress was chronicled in the magazine and they were honored at the magazine’s annual Summer Camp Fair in April. A year after the Challenge was announced, the magazine asked for a progress report. The results have been dramatic. Before the Challenge, Shelley Hopps “didn’t do anything.” Now, she runs three to four times per week, has 34 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
SMALL TALK: Shelley Hopps, left, and Holly Ackerman (with her daughter Sarah) shed nearly 100 pounds between them in the Fit Family Challenge. joined The ROC, Immanuel Baptist Church’s Recreation & Outreach Center, and never takes the elevator. “I’m still running and exercising,” she said. “All the little things add up. “Fad diets don’t work. You have to change how you’re eating, how you’re living. Your kids have to adopt it, too.” That’s also true for Holly Ackerman and her kids. Holly and her daughter Sarah have continued working out once a week with their trainer, Morgan Rawlings at Flex Fitness. She has developed a workout routine that is easy to duplicate.
The Ackerman family has also joined the Beaumont YMCA where Holly and Sarah work out twice a week. According to Holly, this is a massive change. She and her husband, Wilson, who also lost 25 pounds, “wanted to do this for the girls, to set a better example for them,” she said. “I’m really proud of myself for staying with it.” The Fit Family Challenge was “absolutely” a success for her family, Holly said. “You all gave us the push we needed, that extra oomph.” Y
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by Rebecca Dekker
re you pregnant or thinking about having another baby? Did you know that doulas are scientifically proven to decrease your chance of ending up with a C-section? And yet, only 3% of American women have a doula at their births. In this excerpt of an article from EvidenceBasedBirth.com, you will learn what a doula is and why every woman should have access to one.
What is a doula?
According to DONA International, a doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during and just after birth (postpartum douluas are not covered in this article). Doula comes from a Greek word that means “a woman who serves” or “handmaiden.”
What do doulas do?
Doulas “mother the mother.” While performing her role, a doula: R Provides emotional support R Uses comfort measures: breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning R Gives information R Continuously reassures and comforts the mother (the key word is continuous – a doula never leaves the mother’s side)
R Helps a mother become informed about various birth choices R Advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and care provider R Looks after your partner (gives them bathroom breaks!), but their primary responsibility is to the mother.
It’s also important for you to understand what doulas do NOT do:
X Doulas are NOT medical professionals X They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring X They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions X They do not judge you for decisions that you make X They do not let their personal values or biases get in the way of caring for you X They do not take over the role of your husband or partner X They do not deliver the baby X They do not change shifts You can read more about what doulas do and do not do in the DONA International’s standard of practice for birth doulas at www.dona.org/aboutus/ standards_birth.php. According to recent studies, women who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or
forceps-assisted births and C-sections. In addition, their labors were shorter by about 40 minutes and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth. For most of these outcomes,* the best results occurred when a woman had continuous labor support from a doula – someone who was NOT a staff member at the hospital and who was NOT part of the woman’s social network. When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a: t 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin* t 28% decrease in the risk of C-section* t 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth* t 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief t 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery t 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience* For four of these outcomes,* results with a doula were better than all the other types of continuous support that were studied. For the other outcomes, there was no difference between types of continuous support. To learn more, read the original article at www.EvidenceBasedBirth.com/doulas Y
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current reading level. Continued reading to elementary and even middle school children expands a child’s vocabulary and oral language skills. It also allows both parents and children to continue to enjoy the interpersonal closeness that books can bring. Jim Beard, a pediatrician in Greenville, South Carolina, read to his daughters into middle school. Continued reading to elementary and even “I cherish the middle school children expands a child’s memories of cuddling and reading to them,” vocabulary and oral language skills. he said. “It allowed great conversations, structure and cadence of language. not only about the book but anything More importantly, it strengthens the they thought about.” parent-child bond by allowing parents A 2010 New York Times article and children to spend time together details how another father, Jim face-to-face, uninterrupted by flashing Brozina, challenged his fourth grade screens and other distractions of daughter Kristen to 100 straight nights modern life. of him reading to her at bedtime. This time together can also help They celebrated meeting their children build positive associations 100-night goal with a pancake with books, making books friends breakfast where Kristen proposed that (instead of enemies) when the time they try to make it 1,000 comes for a child to read on his own. straight nights. But what happens when a child starts “The Streak,” to read on his own? Should parents as it came to be abandon reading to him? known, ended at Absolutely not! 3,128 nights when Jim Children can certainly enjoy stories dropped off Kristen at her they are not yet ready to read, and most college dorm. can easily listen to books written two In the N.Y. Times article, to three grade levels higher than their Kristen said, “In high school, I
had friends who never talked to their parents. It never occurred to me not to.” Reading aloud to children clearly brings many benefits. In the end, though, none is greater than strengthening the relationship between parents and their children. The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease is a helpful resource for reading to children. The book provides guidance for getting started and includes a “Treasury of Read-Alouds,” a 100-page annotated list of excellent books for reading to children. Dr. S. David Blake is boardcertified in general pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is one of six pediatricians at Commonwealth Pediatrics. Y
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October calendar Tuesday 1 Lexington Farmers’ Market: Local produce, meat, eggs, herbs and spices and more. 7 a.m.4 p.m. Corner of South Broadway and Maxwell Street. Info: 608-2655. KORE Academy: Open House. The first Tuesday of every month KORE Academy is open to prospective students and their parents. 8:30 a.m. 4300 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 9717129. Evans Orchard: U-Pick Pumpkins and family activities. Tues-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Noon-6 p.m. Free general admission. $5 admission to play area. 180 Stone Road, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-2255. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 10 a.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “The Crazy Chameleon.” 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 9 months-2 years. Free with general admission of $8. The Sketch Pad art room. 1-5 p.m. TuesFri. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time.
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10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Tiny Tot Tuesday, children 4 & under admitted free between 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $9 per person general admission. 877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2352. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. weekly. Free. For ages 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 389-6678. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: Produce, flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods and more. 3-6 p.m. 3450 Richmond Rd. Info: 548-3516. I Do Program: Starting Gate After School Literacy program. 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Grades 6-8. Free. Leestown and Winburn Middle Schools. Starting Gate at Bryan Station Middle School. 4-6 p.m. Mon-Wed. Grade 6. Free. Info: 252-8648. Wee Move and Groove. 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Free. Central Music
Academy, 219 E. Short St. Info: 221-4666. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. The Birth Haven: Speed Date the Doulas, explore the option of doula services for your birth and meet seven doulas in under one hour. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Registration required, space is limited. 2891 Richmond Rd., Suite 206. Info: 553-1973. Babies R Us: Baby Basics class, covering the infant care for the first six weeks of life. 6:307:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials II class. 7:15-8:45 p.m. $28. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Div. of Parks & Rec: Youth Basketball Registration. Open Oct. 1-Nov. 1. Boy and girls ages 5-15. $55 plus uniform cost. Info: 2882915 or www.lexingtonky.gov/parks.
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Kentucky Horse Park: Paso Fino Grand National. Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Info: 825-6000. Shaker Village: Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides, enjoy a relaxing cruise through the scenic Kentucky River Palisades. 2 & 4 p.m. daily thru Nov. 3. $10 ages 13 & up, $5 ages 6-12. 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg. Info: (800) 734-5611. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies lap-sit storytime. 11 a.m. & noon. Ages 6-24 months. Eagle Creek Branch: Baby Time, an infant lap-sit program. 11 a.m. Ages 3-15 months. Northside Branch: Songs and Stories. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & under. Paws to Read, practice reading to dogs from Love on a Leash. 6-7 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Classic Horror Film Club, “Brides of Dracula.” 6:30 p.m. For high schoolers and adults. Village Branch: Homework Help. 4-8 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Grades K-12. Top Chef Teen Edition, learn to make fun and easy meals and snacks. 5-6 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 2 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. 10-11 a.m. $45. For moms and babies ages 6 weeks-9 months. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Breastfeeding 101 class. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 9 Months & Counting class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Celebration Art.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Central Library: The Young and The Restless story time. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Family Spanish Class. 5:30-6:30 p.m. for four weeks. For families with children ages 5-12. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11-11:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. 6-6:45 p.m. Ages 5-10. Bedtime Math Pajama Party. 6 p.m. Grades K-1. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 12-18.
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Thursday 3 Lexington Farmers’ Market: Local produce, meat, eggs, herbs and spices and more. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Corner of South Broadway and Maxwell Street. Info: 608-2655. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Fossil Find. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Rangoli from India.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Baptist Health Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way childbirth class. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 & 17. Free. Registration required. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Info: 260-6357. Bumps and Babes, a prenatal exercise program. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5 classes for $35; 8 classes for $50; 10 classes for $55; 12 classes for $60. HealthwoRx members attend for free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Thursday Night Live: Beverages, food and live music. 4:30- 8 p.m. Free. Cheapside Park. Info: 425-2593. Fayette Co. Cooperative Extension: Living Well with Diabetes class series. 5:30-8 p.m. weekly through Oct. 24. Free. Registration required. 1140 Red Mile Place. Info: 2882352. Carnegie Center: Homework Help. Thursdays through Nov. 21. 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m. Grades K-12. Free. Registration required, space is limited. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Teen Howl Poetry Series, open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Zumba Classes. 6-7 p.m. weekly. Free. Ages 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 389-6678. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK Good Sam. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750.
Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights, featuring the Dark Forest, 13 Doors and Entrapment. 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs & Sun; 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri & Sat. $14-$30. Not recommended for children under 13. No costumes allowed. Jacobson Park. Info: 229-4335. Festival of the Horse: Exhibits, concessions, arts and crafts, a parade and carnival. Oct. 3-6. Downtown Georgetown. Info: (502) 8635424. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. 10:45 & 11:15 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. Eagle Creek Branch: Read for the Record, “Otis” by Loren Long. 11 a.m. Ages 2-5. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn! 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Writers Group. Open to all genres and levels of experience. 6-8:30 p.m. For high schoolers and adults. Village Branch: Read for the Record, “Otis” by Loren Long. 4:30 p.m. For all kids. My Book Club. 5-6 p.m. Grades 2-5. Teen Book Club. 6-7 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 4 Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas, stroller-walking group. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Weather permitting. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Hallow-weinee Friday, receive a free hot dog with general admission after 4 p.m. $9 per person, children under 2 admitted free. 877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Louisville Zoo: “World’s Largest Halloween Party,” with trick-or-treating, hay maze and plenty of character appearances. 5-8:30 p.m. Fri-Sun. $4 for zoo members in advance, $5 at the door; $8 for non-members in advance, $10 at the door. 1100 Trevilian Way. Info: (502) 459-2181. EKU Center for the Arts: presents Dwight Yoakam. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.50. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Keeneland: Fall Race Meet. Oct. 4-26. No racing on Mon. or Tues. 4201 Versailles Rd. Info: (800) 456-3412. Life Adventure Center: Corn Maze. Enjoy hayrides, games and more than12 acres }}}
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of twists and turns that challenge visitors of all ages. 570 Milner Rd., Versailles. Every weekend in Oct. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 1-10 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids over 4. Info: 873-3271. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. 10:25 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 5 Lexington Farmers’ Market: Local produce, meat, eggs, herbs and spices and more. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Cheapside Park. Info: 608-2655. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: Produce, flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 3450 Richmond Rd. Info: 548-3516. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Applelicious Days. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. $9 per person, children under 2 admitted free. 877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Boyd Orchards: Fall Festival, featuring an animal center, hayrides, a corn maze and more. Saturday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m. Free. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: (859) 873-3097. Bleu Plate Food Tours: Guided food walking tours through downtown Lexington. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays. $49. Info: (800) 979-3370. Carnegie Center: Pop Culture Poeming. 10 a.m.-noon. Grades 9-12. $90. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Makin’ Mud. 10 a.m. & noon. Garden closes at 1:30 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Rockhounds of Central Ky: 22nd Annual Gem Mineral Jewelry Show. 10 am.-6 p.m. Oct. 5; Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6. $2 adults, $1 children, scouts in uniform free. Kentucky National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd. Info: 277-2469. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Footprint Investigators.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 non-members. Registration required. Imagination Station, “Family Flags.” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Free with general admission of $8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “World of Circles.” 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free
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with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Lexington Convention Center: Inner Light Festival, featuring classes and seminars on the mystical metaphysical, gemstones, astrology and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 6. $7 per day or $10 for weekend pass. Children under 16 admitted free with paying adult. Info: 233-3535. St. Francis Day Festival: Third Annual Blessing of the Animals. The Lexington Farmers Market will sell pet-oriented products, free pet toys and treats will be given to animals as they are blessed, and several animal rescue groups will have adoptable animals on site. 11 a.m. Old Fayette County Courthouse, 215 W. Main St. Info: 333-4919. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. Trick-ortreating, animal encounters, train rides and a Scare-ousel. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. $15 ages 13 & up, $10 children and seniors. Info: (513) 281-4700. Food Chain Tour: A guided tour of a unique indoor aquaponics system. 1 p.m. $10 donation requested. Bread Box Building, 501 W. Sixth St. Info: 536-7157. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” See Oct. 4 Raven Run: Stargazing, view the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. 7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info 2716105.
Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 2-4:15 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Northside Branch: Star Wars Reads Day. 2-3:30 p.m. For families. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Small World Storytime Series, “Japan.” Part of a set of six multicultural storytimes. 11 a.m.-noon. For families. Reservations required. Lego Time. 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 6 Lexington Farmers’ Market: Local produce, meat, eggs, herbs and spices and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Southland Dr. Info: 608-2655. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Lex Public Library: Friends of the Library Book sale. Noon-5 p.m. 2009 Family Circle Dr. Info: 231-5505. Baptist Health Education Center: Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Equus Run Vineyards: Tunes in the Vines, free live music. 2-4 p.m. 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway. Info: (859) 846-9463. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Tree Hike. 2 & 4 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. League of Women Voters of Lexington: Special screening of “Iron Jawed Angels.” 2 p.m. Central Library. Free. Info: 494-3203.
LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Cary Ravitz and Olive, The Other Reindeer. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433.
Mary Todd Lincoln House: Civil War Cemetery Walking Tours. 2 p.m. $5 for members, $10 general public. Reservations requested. 833 W. Main St. Info: 233-9999.
Perryville Battlefield Commemoration: Battle reenactments, parade, food and crafts. Oct. 5-6. 1825 Battlefield Rd., Perryville. Info: (859) 332-8631.
Lexington Fire Dept.: Fire Prevention Festival and Parade. Festival from 3-6 p.m., Parade begins at 6:45 p.m. Free. Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. Info: 231-5651.
Lex Public Library: Friends of the Library Book sale. Members Only Day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2009 Family Circle Dr. Info: 231-5505. Beaumont Branch: ACT Practice Exam. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Follow up session Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. For high schoolers. Registration required.
Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. 3 p.m. 1932 Pavilion Way. Info: 543-8518.
Monday 7 I Do Program: Starting Gate After School Literacy program. 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Grades 6-8. Free. Leestown and Winburn Middle Schools. Starting Gate at Bryan
Station Middle School. 4-6 p.m. Mon-Wed. Grade 6. Free. Info: 252-8648. St. Joseph Hospital: Breastfeeding Class. 6-8 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at St. Joseph. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr. Info: 967-2229. Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: Audience seating starts at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 for students with ID. Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St. Info: 252-8888. Lex Public Library: Friends of the Library Book sale. Oct. 7-11. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 2009 Family Circle Dr. Info: 231-5505. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump, music and play time. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Village Branch: Homework Help. See Oct. 1. Teen Game Club, play Wii games, board games and other activities. 6-7 p.m. For middle and high schoolers. Info: 231-5500.
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Evans Orchard: U-Pick Pumpkins and family activities. See Oct. 1. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 1. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “One Fish, Two Fish ...” See Oct. 1. The Sketch Pad. See Oct. 1. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Tiny Tot Tuesday. See Oct. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 1. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1.
Come see the difference. Monday, October 21, 2013 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open House Showcase 4:30 p.m. Program and Ribbon Cutting • Tour Lexington’s newest Senior Care Community filled with local history • Sample food prepared by the Morning Pointe chef
I Do Program: Wee Move and Groove. See Oct .1. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 1. Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. McConnell Springs: History to Chew On series, “The Dramatic Portrayal of Eva Lail.” 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 225-4073.
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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 1. Eagle Creek Branch: Baby Time. See Oct. 1. Dragon Book Club. 4-5 p.m. Grades 2-3. Reservations required. Pinterest. Learn about using Pinterest, with crafting as the focus. 7-8 p.m. For adults, seniors and families. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Songs and Stories. See Oct. 1. Paws to Read. See Oct. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Top Chef Teen Edition. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 9 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Oct. 2. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Simple Economics.” See Oct. 2. Safe Kids Coalition: Car Seat Check-up Clinic. 2-4 p.m. By appointment. Free. Auto Tech Services, 780 Winchester Rd. Info: 323-1153. The Lexington School: High School Placement Fair. Over 60 local and national high schools in one place. 3-5:30 p.m. 1050 Lane Allen Dr. Info: 278-0501 or www. thelexingtonschool.org. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2348. Babies R Us: Car Seat Safety class. 6-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Central Library: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 2. Family Spanish Class. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: LEGOS and More. 6-6:45 p.m. Ages 5-10. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 2 Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 10 FCPS: No School. Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 3. Living Arts & Science Center: “Let’s Paint!” 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays Oct. 10-24. Ages 2-4 with an adult. Registration required. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 3.
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Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Native American Chief.” See Oct. 3. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Tracks. See Oct. 3. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 3. Carnegie Center: Homework Help. See Oct. 3. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 3. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights. See Oct. 3. EKU Center for the Arts: presents “Weird Al” Yankovic and The Alpocalypse Tour. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Norton Center for the Arts: presents The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet. 7:30 p.m. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 448-7469. Lexington Opera House: UK Opera Theatre presents “Les Miserables.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 & 11; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 & 13. $40.50-$76.50, students $20.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 2333535. Growing Peaceful Families: Setting Up An Allowance: Why, When, What and How. $10 per person. Registration required. 118 Constitution St., Suite 200. Info: 333-3053. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 3. Central Library: Jazz Live at the Library. 7-8:30 p.m. For all ages. Free. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Eagle Creek Branch: Understanding Your Medicare Options. An overview of Medicare and its healthcare options. 2-3 p.m. For adults. Registration required. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn! See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Apple Head Dolls, hear pioneer stories and make a craft. 2-3 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Registration required. Village Branch: Big and Little Storytime. 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 & under. My Book Club. See Oct. 3. Teen Book Club. See Oct. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 11 FCPS: No School. Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Oct. 4. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955.
Boyle County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Danville. Info: (859) 583-1007 or (859) 236-2053. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Hallow-weinee Friday. See Oct. 4. Explorium: Parent’s Night Out. 6-11 p.m. Children must be potty-trained. $15 per child for members, $18 per child for non-members. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Kevin Hopper and Empty Bottle String Band. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 4. Beaumont Branch: Teen Night, fun activities and socialization. 5:45-8 p.m. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 12 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Corn maze, hayrides, a spooky farmhouse, pumpkin mines and more. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. $9 per person, children under 2 admitted free. 877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Boyd Orchards: Pumpkin Festival. See Oct. 5. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9 a.m.-noon. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK Good Sam. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750. Baptist Health Education Center: Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Free Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Carnegie Center: ACT Test Prep. 3-class series. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 & 23. Grades 10-12. $60. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: Museum Go Round, featuring work by artists all under 18, inflatables,
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toddler activities and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Triangle Park. Info: 258-3253. Super Saturdays, “Balloon Bursting Art.” See Oct. 5. Imagination Station, “Pin the nose on the Pumpkin.” See Oct. 5. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Mondrian Masterpiece.” See Oct. 5. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 5. I Do Program: Think PINK, a ministry program for girls with crafts, snacks and discussions on Purity, Integrity, Nobility and Kindness. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Girls grades K-12. Free. Townhome Clubhouse, 2490 Woodhill Dr. Info: 269-9183. McConnell Springs: Junior Naturalist Program, “Art in Nature.” 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. Info: 2254073. Bleu Plate Food Tours: See Oct. 5. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. See Oct. 5. Food Chain Tour: See Oct. 5. Kentucky Magic Dinner Theater: John Shore with the Kentucky Magic Dinner Theater for an evening of great magic, great food and a little mystery. Seating begins at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30. $39. DeSha’s Restaurant, 101 N. Broadway. Info: 536-6245. Louisville Zoo: “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” See Oct. 4. Life Adventure Center: Corn Maze. See Oct. 4. Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair: Regional artists display works and wares at this outdoor festival. Oct. 12 & 13. 210 S. Broadway St., Berea. Info: (859) 986-2540. UK Football: UK vs. Alabama. Time TBA. Tickets $81. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Friends of the Library Book sale. 2 for 1 Day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2009 Family Circle Dr. Info: 231-5505. Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 5. Lexington Preliminary Pageant sponsored by Star One Pageants. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For all ages. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 13 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 6.
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Lex Public Library: Friends of the Library Book sale. Bag Day. Noon-5 p.m. 2009 Family Circle Dr. Info: 231-5505. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary: Fall Wildflowers walk. 1 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 272-6105. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Leaf Creature. See Oct. 6. Fayette Co. Cooperative Extension: Second Sunday Family Fitness Event. 2-5 p.m. Legacy Trail. Info: 257-5582 or www.2ndsundaylexington.com. Mary Todd Lincoln House: Civil War Cemetery Walking Tours. See Oct 6. Shaker Village: Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen 2nd Annual Poker Ride. 2 p.m. $25 per rider. West Lot Stable. Info: 812-0041. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 6. Baptist Health Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 6:15-9 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Great Expectations childbirth class. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” See Oct. 4 Rupp Arena: Chris Tomlin, the Burning Lights Tour with renowned pastor Louie Giglio. 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15. $27-$37. Info: 233-3535. Village Branch: Teen Read Week. “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” Activities, crafts and other programs in the Teen Room. Oct. 13-19. For middle and high schoolers.
Monday 14 I Do Program: Starting Gate After School Literacy program. See Oct. 7. Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Oct. 7. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Oct. 7. Village Branch: Homework Help. See Oct. 1. Teen Game Club. See Oct. 7.
Tuesday 15 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1. Evans Orchard: U-Pick Pumpkins and family activities. See Oct. 1. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Fayette
County Diabetes Coalition Meeting. 9-11 a.m. Open to anyone interested in preventing and educating about diabetes. 805A Newtown Circle. Info: 288-2310. Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2352. Health Chats about Diabetes. 5-6 p.m. Free. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2352. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Bluegrass & Tall Tales. Kids can enjoy old-fashioned music and storytelling. 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 7-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: 885-3523. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 1. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” See Oct. 1. The Sketch Pad. See Oct. 1. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Tiny Tot Tuesday. See Oct. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 1. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1. I Do Program: Wee Move and Groove. See Oct .1. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 1. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 1. Eagle Creek Branch: Baby Time. See Oct. 1. Stories before Bedtime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Northside Branch: Songs and Stories. See Oct. 1. Paws to Read. See Oct. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Top Chef Teen Edition. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 16 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Oct. 2. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Healthy Feelings.” See Oct. 2. Frankfort Medical Pavilion: Breastfeeding Basics class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 279 King’s Daughters Dr. Info: (877) 376-2631 or (502) 226-1655. Lexington Opera House: UK Opera Theatre presents “Les Miserables.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 17 & 18; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 & 20. $40.50$76.50, students $20.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535.
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Extreme Explorers, science, literature and art activities. 3:45-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-10 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Central Library: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 2. Family Spanish Class. See Oct. 2. “Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious American,” a documentary film on the life of a Southern abolitionist and diplomat. 6:30-8 p.m. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: LEGOS and More. See Oct. 9. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Oct. 2. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 17 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Japanese Fans.” See Oct. 3. Kentucky Children’s Garden: A Tree for Me. See Oct. 3. Carnegie Center: Homework Help. See Oct. 3. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 3. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 3. The Carnegie Center: My Child’s Test Score:
What Does It Really Mean? 5:30-7 p.m. For parents and tutors in grades K-12. Free. 251 W. Second St. Info: 254-4175. Montessori High School of Kentucky: Open House. Visit the school to learn more about their programs. 6 p.m. 620 S. Broadway. Info: 455-8064. Growing Peaceful Families: Internet Safety for Parents. Learn about the basics of internet safety, security and social networking. Led by Kristin Jenkins and Kelli Warren from Kids First Kentucky. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Registration required. 118 Constitution St., Suite 200. Info: 333-3053. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights. See Oct. 3. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 3. Central Library: The Manchester Bidwell Replication Project. A public presentation about the Project, which includes a visual arts after-school program for impoverished, at-risk youth and an adult workforce development program. 6-7 p.m. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 10. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn! See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Village Branch: Big and Little
Storytime. See Oct. 10. My Book Club. See Oct. 3. Teen Book Club. See Oct. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 18 Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Oct. 4. MOMS Club of Lexington-East: Monthly Meeting, a support group for at-home moms. 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church-Andover, 4131 Todds Road. Info: momsclublexeast@ yahoo.com. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. See Oct. 11. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Hallow-weinee Friday. See Oct. 4. Div. of Parks & Rec: Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance, music, refreshments, dancing and more. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 & over. $5 per person. Tates Creek Recreation Center. Info: 288-2908. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Outdoor Movie Event: Ghostbusters. Join us under the big tent for an outdoor movie. Free hot beverages, plus pizza and popcorn for purchase. 7-10 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: 885-3523. Norton Center for the Arts: Darius De Haas in concert, the widely acclaimed popular singer and actor. 8 p.m. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info:
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(877) 448-7469. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” See Oct. 4 Rupp Arena: UK Basketball Big Blue Madness. Ticket distribution begins Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. at Memorial Coliseum. Info: 233-3535. The Bourbon Chase: An overnight relay adventure covering 200 miles of scenic byways, finishing with a downtown street party. Oct. 18-19. Info: (502) 641-2595. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 4. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 4.
Saturday 19 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Lexington Convention Center: Bluegrass Classic World Spirit Federation competitions. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $15, $5 children ages 5-10, children 4 & under free. Info: 233-4567. Baptist Health Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 9 a.m.-noon. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: See Oct. 12. Boyd Orchards: October Festival. See Oct. 5. Bluegrass Autism Walk: 2K, silent auction and family fun. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. Advance registration $20 adult, $10 child. Day-of registration $25 adult, $15 child. Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Info: 539-7137. Bleu Plate Food Tours: See Oct. 5. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Gone Fishin’. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Carnegie Center: Early Learner Book Club, “Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 and parents or guardians. Free. Registration required. Toddler Time Reading Group. Noon-12:45 p.m. 2-year-olds and parents. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Pumpkin Carving Workshop.” Imagination Station, “Batty Bags.” Sketch Pad Discovery, “Jack-O-Lantern Design.” See Oct. 5.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 5. McConnell Springs: Little Goblins Galore. A friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 & under. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per child, parents admitted free. 416 Rebmann Lane. Info: 2882900. Living Arts & Science Center: Puppets on Parade, a community art-making workshop. Learn about Mexican folk art while creating super-sized skeleton puppets for the Day of the Dead Festival. Noon-3 p.m. $5 per person. Ages 8 & up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 361 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. See Oct. 5. Food Chain Tour: See Oct. 5. Baptist Health Education Center: New Brother, New Sister class. 2:30-3:45 p.m. Ages 3-7. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Rupp Arena: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards, an NBA pre-season game featuring three former UK players. 7 p.m. $10-$250. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 5. Pumpkin Palooza! 2-4 p.m. For all children. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 12. LEGO Time. 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 20 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 6. Kentucky Children’s Garden: All About Seeds. See Oct. 6. Providence Montessori: Open House. Visit the school to learn more about their programs. 1-4 p.m. Info: 255-7330 Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In a dreary hollow, Ichabod Crane is losing his head over the lovely Katrina. Unfortunately, local brute Brom Bones is vying for her affections as well. But as night draws near, Ichabod realizes there may be even worse things lurking in Sleepy
Hollow. 2 p.m. $15-$18. 418 W. Main St. Info: 254-4546. Mary Todd Lincoln House: Civil War Cemetery Walking Tours. See Oct 6. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 6. Life Adventure Center: Corn Maze. See Oct. 4. The Birth Haven: Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Class. 5:30-8:30 p.m. for six weeks. Registration required, space is limited. 2891 Richmond Rd., Suite 206. Info: 553-1973.
Monday 21 I Do Program: Starting Gate After School Literacy program. See Oct. 7. Baptist Health Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Oct. 7. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: American Girl Club: Felicity, enjoy crafts and activities from the colonial time period. 3:454:30 p.m. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Oct. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Getting to Know the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, an overview of the organization. 10-11 a.m. For adults, families and seniors. Village Branch: Homework Help. See Oct. 1. Teen Game Club. See Oct. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 22 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1. Evans Orchard: U-Pick Pumpkins and family activities. See Oct. 1. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Handy Helper.” See Oct. 1. The Sketch Pad. See Oct. 1. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 1. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Tiny Tot Tuesday. See Oct. 1. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 1. I Do Program: Wee Move and Groove. See Oct .1. Lexington Latin School: Open House. Visit the school to learn more about their programs.
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4:30-6:30 p.m. 483 W. Reynolds Rd. Info: 940-7485. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 1. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. I Do Program: Straight Talk for Parents About Drugs, an eye-opening look at the dangers and pressures of substance abuse facing students. 6:30 p.m. Free. Tates Creek Middle School Youth Service Center. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples. 7:15-9:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 1. Little Leonardos art activities. 2:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Baby Time. See Oct. 1. Book Talk, discover this season’s new book titles and talk to other book lovers. 4-5 p.m. For all ages. Northside Branch: Songs and Stories. See Oct. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 1. Village Branch: Top Chef Teen Edition. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 23 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Oct. 2. Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “Monet Painting.” See Oct. 2. Babies R Us: Infant CPR Class. 1 p.m. $3 Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Boyle County Public Library: Mommyto-Mommy Support Group. 1-2 p.m. Free. Danville. Info: (859) 583-1007 or (859) 236-2053. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Health Chats About Diabetes En Espanol. 6-7 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1306 Versailles Rd. Info: 263-2507. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Oct. 2. Central Library: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 2. Family Spanish Class. See Oct. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: LEGOS and More. See Oct. 9. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Teen Guitar Class. See Oct. 2.
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Down Syndrome Walk Is Nov. 2 The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky will host its fifth annual Walk for Down Syndrome on Saturday, Nov. 2 in downtown Lexington. Participants will leave from and return to Heritage Hall inside the Lexington Convention Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; the opening ceremony, featuring a beach theme, will start at 11 a.m. The event will include a silent and live auction, family-friendly activities with an inflatable slide, face-painting, a photo booth and more. The DSACK exists to support, educate and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. The organization focuses on current and future planning for families and their loved ones through seminars, group meetings, social activities and informational materials. About one of every 691 babies born in the U.S. each year is born with Down syndrome.
Thursday 24 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Oct. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Monet Paintings.” See Oct. 3. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Spiders are Our Friends. See Oct. 3. Carnegie Center: Homework Help. See Oct. 3. Sayre School: Open House. Visit the school to learn more about their programs. 8:30-10 a.m. Info: 254-1361 Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 3. Pediatric CPR class. 6:15-9 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 3. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights. See Oct. 3. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 10. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn! See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3.
Friday 25 Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Oct. 4. Attachment Parenting Group: Monthly meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Baby Moon,
2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.baby-moon.org. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. See Oct. 11. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Hallow-weinee Friday. See Oct. 4. Buffalo Trace Distillery: Disturbia at the Distillery, a ghost tour, dinner and drama by the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $49.99. 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort. Info: (502) 696-5930. Explorium: Parent’s Night Out. 6-11 p.m. Children must be potty-trained. $15 per child for members, $18 per child for non-members. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Transylvania University: Pumpkin Mania, see hundred of lighted, carved pumpkins on the steps of Old Morrison Hall. Lighting of the pumpkins and treats for children 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 25 & 26. Pumpkins lit at dark on Oct. 27. 300 N. Broadway. Info: 233-8137. Christ Church Cathedral: A presentation by New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton on his book “Carry On, Warrior.” 7 p.m. $20. 166 Market St. Info: 254-4497. Raven Run: Halloween at Raven Run. Travel down darkened trails, hear ghost stories and see a parade of pumpkins. 7 & 9 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 272-6105. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Barbara Ramlow and open band. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N.
Mill St. Info: 552-5433. Singletary Center: The Lexington Singers, the UK Chorale and the UK Symphony Orchestra present Messa da Requiem. 7:30 p.m. Info: 257-4929. Lexington Opera House: Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents “Carmen.” 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $16-$32. 401 W. Short St. Info: 252-5245. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Oct. 4. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 4.
Saturday 26 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 5. Boyd Orchards: Harvest Festival. See Oct. 5. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: See Oct. 12. Rupp Arena: Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show, featuring cooking shows by Jamie and Bobby Deen. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-$40. Ages 12 & under admitted free with paying adult. Info: 233-3535. Bleu Plate Food Tours: See Oct. 5. Explorium: BOO-seum, stop by for spooky activities, trick-or-treating and a costume contest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253. Super Saturdays, “Journey Around the World.” See Oct. 5. Imagination Station, “Monster Treat Bags.” See Oct. 5. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Monster Masks.” See Oct. 5. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Leaf Wreath. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Oct. 5. Food Chain Tour: See Oct. 5. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Boo Wow Walk. Trick-or-Treat for your dogs! Registration and leases required. Noon-1 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: 885-3523. Babies R Us: Baby Fair, information about newborn care, equipment and breastfeeding. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Living Arts & Science Center: Puppets on Parade, a community art-making workshop. Learn about Mexican folk art while creating super-sized skeleton puppets for the Day of the Dead Festival. Noon-3 p.m. $5 per person. Ages 8 & up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 361 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Cincinnati Zoo: HallZOOween. See Oct. 5.
I Do Program: Lexington Art League Teen Class. 1-4 p.m. Free. 209 Castlewood Dr. Info: 254-7024. Irvine McDowell Park: Halloween Hoedown, featuring kids games, train rides, petting zoo and more. 2-6 p.m. Free. Richmond. Info: (859) 623-8753. Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In a dreary hollow, Ichabod Crane is losing his head over the lovely Katrina. Unfortunately, local brute Brom Bones is vying for her affections as well. But as night draws near, Ichabod realizes there may be even worse things lurking in Sleepy Hollow. 2 & 7 p.m. Oct. 26; 2 p.m. Oct. 27. $15-$18. 418 W. Main St. Info: 254-4546. Baby Moon: Transitions: Bringing Home a Baby class. 3-5 p.m. $35. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Louisville Zoo: The “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” See Oct. 4 Kentucky Magic Dinner Theater: John Shore with the Kentucky Magic Dinner Theater for an evening of great magic, great food and a little mystery. Seating begins at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30. $39. DeSha’s Restaurant, 101 N. Broadway. Info: 536-6245. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Barbara Ramlow and Dreamdance. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $4 students and seniors. ArtsPlace, Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Info: 985-5501. 2013 Thriller & Halloween Parade: Zombies return to haunt downtown once again with the annual recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. 8:30 p.m. Parade begins at Kentucky Theatre and proceeds down Main Street to Mill Street. Info: 288-2900. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 5. Eagle Creek Branch: Lego Club. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7-12. Northside Branch: Halloween for Wee Ones, spooky stories and library trick-or-treat. 2-2:45 p.m. Ages 8 & under. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Oct. 12. Village Branch: Teen Volunteer Orientation, for teens wanting to volunteer as homework helpers. 3:30-4:15 p.m. For high schoolers. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 27 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Oct. 6. Raven Run: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. Explore the mysteries of the natural world. 2
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p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 2726105. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Owl Puppet. See Oct. 6. Mary Todd Lincoln House: Civil War Cemetery Walking Tours. See Oct 6. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 6. Life Adventure Center: Corn Maze. See Oct. 4. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Monday 28 FCPS: No Early Start Preschool Classes. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. I Do Program: Starting Gate After School Literacy program. See Oct. 7. Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Oct. 7. The Birth Haven: Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Class. 6:30-9:30 p.m. for six weeks. Registration required, space is limited. 2891 Richmond Rd., Suite 206. Info: 553-1973. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Wandering. Storytellers, a night of live story reading. 7-8:30 p.m. For all ages. Eagle Creek Branch: Jump Baby Jump. See Oct. 7. Village Branch: Homework Help. See Oct. 1. Teen Game Club. See Oct. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 29 FCPS: No Early Start Preschool Classes. Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 1. Evans Orchard: U-Pick Pumpkins and family activities. See Oct. 1. Barnes & Noble: Children’s Storytime. See Oct. 1. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Ghostly Landscapes.” See Oct. 1. The Sketch Pad. See Oct. 1. Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: Tiny Tot Tuesday. See Oct. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Oct. 1. I Do Program: Wee Move and Groove. See
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St., Danville. Info: (877) 448-7469.
Oct .1. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Oct. 1. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Kids’ Costume Party. Wear your favorite costume and have your picture taken with Mama and Papa Berenstain Bear. 7-8 p.m. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: 885-3523. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials I class. 7:15-9:15 p.m. $30. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Growing Peaceful Families: Handling Feelings: Yours and Your Child’s. Learn basic information about emotional development in children and tools to handle your own feelings and your child’s. $10 per person. Registration required. 118 Constitution St., Suite 200. Info: 333-3053. Kentucky Horse Park: Alltech National Horse Show. A five-day event featuring the nation’s top riders, children’s activities, interactive exhibits and social events. Oct. 29-Nov. 3. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: (516) 4841865. Kentucky Horse Park: Kentucky Gathering, a festival including the Alltech National Horse Show, a Halloween trick-or-treat, 5K Run, kids activities, live music and more. Oct. 29-Nov. 3. Info: www.alltech.com/about/events/kentuckygathering. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 1. Eagle Creek Branch: Baby Time. See Oct. 1. Northside Branch: Songs and Stories. See Oct. 1. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Oct. 1. Getting to Know the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, an overview of the organization. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For adults, families and seniors. Village Branch: Top Chef Teen Edition. See Oct. 1. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 30 Baptist Health Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Oct. 2. Sayre School: Open House. Visit the school to learn more about their programs. 8:30-10 a.m. Info: 254-1361 Norton Center: Presents Bale Folclorico Da Bahia, the 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performing a mix of choreography from African and South American traditions. 7:30 p.m. 600 W. Walnut
Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Beaumont Boo Bash, wear your costume for a Halloween party and trick-or-treating. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 6 & under. Registration required. Art Garage. 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Central Library: The Young and the Restless. See Oct. 2. A Storybook Halloween! Put on your costume and enjoy songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating. 10-10:55 a.m. For families. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 2. Northside Branch: LEGOS and More. See Oct. 9. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Oct. 2. Village Branch: Halloween Party and Craft Extravaganza, hear a reading of “Where the Wild Things Are” and create your own monster mask. 5-6 p.m. For all kids. Teens and Tools, use to learn tools and create useful items. 6-7 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 31 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Oct. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Oceanic Creations.” See Oct. 3. Kentucky Children’s Garden: P is for Pumpkin. See Oct. 3. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Oct. 3. Carnegie Center: Homework Help. See Oct. 3. Thursday Night Live: See Oct. 3. Div. of Parks & Rec: Fright Nights. See Oct. 3. Jessamine Co. Public Library: Teen Costume Party. Too old to trick-or-treat? Dress up for a teens-only costume party. 5-7 p.m. Registration required. 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Info: 885-3523. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Oct. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Oct. 10. Halloween Readers and Treaters. Come dressed for trick-or-treating, stories and games. 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Northside Branch: Read, Play, Learn! See Oct. 3. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Oct. 3. Super Pumpkin Party, complete with songs, a costume parade, trick-or-treating and a craft. 10:30-11:30 a.m. For all kids. Teen Book Club. See Oct. 3. Info: 231-5500. Y
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ailey Stone starts her day like Singing. many of us do – singing in the Her voice has taken her to Atlanta, shower. Chicago, West Virginia and to Western But that’s only the beginning for the Kentucky University for competitions. Dunbar High senior. She literally sings her Whew, that’s a busy calendar. You’d way through the day. think a schedule like that would hamper Her “A Days” at Dunbar start with a Hailey’s academic achievements, but she musical theater class, followed has maintained a 4.76 weighted by algebra and calculus, speech GPA and scored a 32 on her and study hall. ACT. On “B Days,” she begins with Hailey started singing in the Girls Choir, works as an aid fifth grade when she joined the in the freshman choir class, Clays Mill choir. followed by a concert choir “It touched something in me. class and ending with English. It spoke to me,” she said about That’s a lot of singing! singing. Hailey Stone And that’s only the school Apparently, it spoke to the w Dunbar day. After school on Mondays, choir director too, who pulled w 12th Grade she has SWAG (Singers With aside Hailey’s parents, Mindy w Parents: Mindy A Goal) practice; Tuesdays, and Dan Stone, and told & Dan she sings with the Lexington them that Hailey’s voice was Singers; Wednesdays, she something special. has voice and piano lessons with Mary Mindy is a believer every time she hears Joe Nelson of the UK Opera Theatre; her daughter perform. “She comes to life. Thursdays, it’s more SWAG; Fridays It bring me to tears when she sings, her are usually reserved for choir practice voice is so beautiful,” Mindy said. followed by a weekend of different Dan agrees, saying, “She sounds like she performances. belongs in a Broadway show.” Hailey has performed at many Clearly, Hailey has found her calling. prestigious venues, including with the “It’s like nothing else,” Hailey said. “I’m Boston Pops at Rupp Arena, at the World myself, but I’m not exactly. It’s almost Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse like I’m the song. Whatever emotion I’m Park, with the Lexington Singers and with singing, I feel that.” the UK Opera Theatre’s Grand Night for Vocal competition judges also agree as
Hailey has won honors at the Southeast Regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, winning second place. Other honors include Governor’s School for the Arts 2012, All State Honors Choir 2013, Schmidt Vocal Competition Finalist 2012, and five Distinguished State Solo rankings with KMEA. Hailey loves singing, whether it’s her church choir, the school choir or a large competition. After her NATS performance she heard a huge cheer from the audience. Said Hailey: “It made me happy to know that I could bring joy to so many people in that room.” Y
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Scholar Athlete of the Month Step-Siblings Form Winning Combination
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little bit of yours, mine and ours has worked especially well for step-siblings Dakhari Campbell and Jazmine Richmond, junior basketball players at Henry Clay High. The lives of the two teens came together nearly a decade ago when their respective parents were married – Toya (Dakhari’s mom) and Jonathan (Jazmine’s dad) have since had their own child – 6-year-old Justin. Jazmine and Dakhari quickly bonded over basketball and have supported each other in school and in sports ever since. They have their own social circles at school but take the same courses. Both are enrolled in advanced language arts, algebra II, chemistry, U.S. history and sit in the same sports officiating class. The only divergence is an elective – Jazmine in art, Dakhari in psychology. Their report cards are equally similar. Jazmine is a 4.0 student. Dakhari carries a 3.8 GPA, and both were honorable mention Academic All-State. After school, they’re members of the Future Educators Association and Harambee, a community service club. Dakhari also participates in Black Males Working, a mentoring program. “They get along great,” Toya said. “We’re blessed to have two teens that help each other all the time.” Said Jonathan: “It’s different from how I was with my siblings. They are just about the perfect siblings.”
Perfection is what Jazmine seeks for the basketball team this season. A starter for the past two years at shooting guard, she was honorable mention All-City last year and won a game against Dunbar with a last-second basket. Henry Clay is a team on the rise, Jazmine said. “Henry Clay will be great, top five in the Region.” Jonathan, a Blue Devil assistant coach, agrees. And he knows his basketball. He was an All-City guard at Bryan Station and played in college at North Carolina A&T. He shares his basketball expertise with Dakhari during their frequent oneon-one games. Dakhari, a 5-foot-8 varsity point guard, also stars on the track team. As a fifth-grader, he finished third in the country in the 100 at the Hershey Nationals in Pennsylvania, and ran on the Henry Clay 4x4 relay team that qualified for the state meet last spring. The goals for Jazmine and Dakhari are as similar as their lives – both want to play ball (or run track) in college. That’s to be determined but in the meantime they can count on each other’s support. Said Jazmine: “It’s good to have a brother like that.” Dakhari returns the sentiment: “We talk a lot and help each other.” Like Dad said, just about a perfect sibling relationship. Y
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ASBURY UNIVERSITY presents
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At Home in the Classroom When third-grade teacher Michelle Praria calls Northside Elementary home, it’s almost literally true. Everywhere she looks, she sees family members and familiar faces. When Praria entered second grade at Midway Elementary, her mother, Debbie Gilliam, became a kindergarten assistant, a job she has held for 25 years. (When a new elementary school was built 20 years ago, it was named Northside.) A generation after they went to school together, a third generation from her family is at Northside – Praria’s daughter MacKenzie is a fifth-grader at the school. And Praria’s son, Brad, a 13-yearold at Woodford County Middle, also attended Northside. In between being a student and teacher at Northside, Praria stayed connected to the school. At Woodford County High, she shadowed Shelby Ison, still at the
school as the curriculum coach. In college, she observed in Pamela Hutchison’s class and did her student teaching with Debbie Burdine, the school’s kindergarten teacher. When a position opened nine years ago, it seemed destined that Praria would be hired. On her first day, her co-teacher was Donna Rousey, who just happened to be one of Praria’s secondgrade teachers. “Northside is a special place,” Praria said. “I always wanted to teach here. It’s home.” And she spends as much time at that home as she does her residence. “She has a passion to help kids learn and she’ll do whatever it takes,” Principal Ryan Asher said. “Hers is often the last car you see in the parking lot.” Praria’s classroom is a lively place where she engages students through educational games.
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It’s also a plugged-in place. Students perform tasks at the Smartboard and at their desks on iPads. Those 21st-century tools help to reinforce her teaching goal of developing curious students. “Curiosity is my most important rule in the class,” she said. “I want to inspire my students to be curious, which is something they can take with them. “Curiosity will make problemsolvers and creative people, which is what they really need to be in today’s world.”
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