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New Approach at TLS Reflects Latest Educational Research
t’s encouraging – even inspiring – when the practice of education actually reflects up-to-date research. A current example is The Lexington School and its adoption of the Mission Skills Assessment, which tests for socalled non-cognitive skills. These are the 21st century character traits that employers, for example, value so highly. At TLS, the skills are defined as teamwork, creativity, ethics, resilience, curiosity and time management. Social scientists have argued for years that these skills are as important in predicting academic and career success as traditional cognitive skills such as reading, writing, math, etc. Under pressure from legislators around the country, today’s public schools must justify spending by one
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initiatives. One is the “Imagine This” class, which is a hands-on, project-oriented course that teaches teamwork, time management and, above all, creativity. How can we expect the children of today to be the innovators of tomorrow if we don’t nurture creativity. Too much of schoolwork has traditionally done the opposite, emphasizing rote learning and repetition of arcane facts. I’m certain that results will show that The Lexington School’s approach will succeed. Regardless of the results, however, there are already winners – current TLS students. After all, who wouldn’t like a hands-on class called “Imagine This” that rewards creativity? Y
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measure above others – test scores, which all but eliminates non-cognitive skills from the equation. The Lexington School is an independent private school and can determine its own mission. As part of that mission, TLS values the development of character traits and now measures them with the MSA. (For more details, please see the story on Page 22). And that’s the exciting part. Everyone knows classmates from school who were brainiacs but struggled to find their way in the world. Likewise, we all know average students who possessed leadership and other skills that led to their success. So instead of leaving those situations to chance, TLS is addressing character skills head-on with a variety of
Short Stuff Circus; Auditions at LCT; Parenting: Beyond Punishment; Sesame Street Live; Labor Day for Moms After-School Apps Make your crazy schedule manageable with new apps. YMCA: Fun for Everyone Local YMCAs offer fun and fitness for every member of the family. Imagine This The Lexington School tests for all-important 21st Century skills ADD: Beyond Medication Building a supportive environment to help kids learn.
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On the Cover Tyler Koshy, 6, son of George and Shannon of Lexington , is ready for baseball, his favorite after-school activity. Photo by Robin Allen Photography
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Circus turns rupp Into the Big top
elebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon Sept. 6-8 when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings its own magical creatures to Lexington’s Rupp Arena for six performances. “Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS” and ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson hosts circus performers from all over the world to showcase astounding acts of bravery and athleticism while presiding over the show. Families will enjoy one circus act after another that bring together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats,
including Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, Cossack riders, Asian elephants, fierce tigers and the frenzied Globe of Steel. The fun begins an hour before the show with the interactive All Access Pre-show, which is free with your ticket. Families can learn juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, see one of the Asian elephants paint a one-of-akind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns. Tickets start at $15 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena Box Office. Info: (800) 745-3000 or visit www.Ringling.com. Y
Art Deadline Is Oct. 1 for Annual Exhibit Do you have a young artist in your family? Kids under the age of 18 can share and sell their artwork as part of the 24th annual Museum Go Round Family Festival hosted by the Explorium of Lexington. Sponsored by Central Bank and Trust, the festival will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at Triangle Park in downtown Lexington. The deadline for artists to register is Oct. 1. Visit the Artists Alley of local young artists selling their creations and enjoy hands-on activities, including bubblemania, bouncy houses, art activities, cool science fun, a tinker’s-take-apart table, balloon animals, magic tricks and more. All activities are free. Info: visit www.explorium.com or 258-3253. Y 4 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Lexington Children’s Theatre
‘Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse’ Comes to Main Stage
exington Children’s Theatre this month is exploring the world through the eyes of a young mouse named Lilly with LCT’s revival of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” The play is an energetic story about a little mouse learning how to be the best mouse she can be. Lilly must confront her attitude and learn how to “save the good feelings” and “crumple up and throw away the bad.” Is her new brother the “germ of the world” or the “baby of the world?” Show times at LCT’s Main Stage Theatre are: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children. Info: 859.254.4546, ext. 247 or www.lctonstage.org
he Lexington Children’s Theatre has scheduled auditions in September for one of its most magical productions. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” based on the book by Barbara Robinson, will be performed at the Lexington Opera House in November and December. Over the years, through five productions of the show, 55 different Kentucky youth have played the “worst children in the world” – the rambunctious Herdmans. In this Discovery production, a whole new generation joins the family that goes from stealing lunches to giving up their Christmas ham. Celebrate the holidays this year with a story that rejoices in the importance of family, forgiveness and the capacity of us all to change. Auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. at LCT at 418 W. Short St. in Victorian Square downtown. Auditions are by appointment only and open to ages 9-99. Auditioners must be able to attend the entire two-hour session. Info: 254-4546 ext 310 or www.lctonstage.org. Y
The cooler temperatures of September and October are ideal times to visit the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo. With loads of special events going on this fall, including the always fun HallZOOween, you’ll want to plan a visit now. Lex. Family is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo.
Star Trek: Into Darkness Follow Kirk and Spock into a wild adventure to save the world in this sequel to the popular Star Trek reboot from Paramount. Lex. Family has Blu-ray/DVD combo packs for three lucky readers.
LCT’s: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse LCT has an energetic play about a little mouse named Lilly learning how to become the best mouse she can be while getting to know her brand new little brother. Lex. Family has five sets of two tickets to see the play on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
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The Next Best Years: ‘Living The Good Life!’
By Lesley Iwinski
Beyond Punishment: How To Teach Responsibility
ast month we explained why punishment is ineffective in building character, creating responsibility and encouraging growth. This month we will discuss two more helpful tools for teaching children to learn from their mistakes and make helpful changes: consequences and a solution-focused approach.
First, it helps to understand that contrary to popular belief, consequences are NOT punishments. Punishments are done by the parents to the child, they focus on past behavior, create fear and resentment and damage a child’s feelings of worth. They are often delivered in anger and lead to an erosion in the parent-child relationship. Remember, it is your relationship with your child that determines how effective your discipline is. Consequences are either natural (e.g., if you don’t wear a jacket, you get cold) or are logical. Logical consequences are designed by the parent to teach children responsibility for their actions (e.g. you forget to put your clothes in the hamper, they don’t get washed). Consequences are delivered respectfully, are reasonable and are related to the problem. It is the child’s responsibility to honor the rules and agreements of the family,
not the parent’s job to control and manipulate to get what they want. Another even more positive approach is to focus on solutions instead of on the problems (e.g. how can you remember to put your clothes in the hamper?) This can be even more effective than the traditional consequences when used properly. These are some thoughts of a child who is solution-focused or experiences a consequence: “Uh-oh. That didn’t work out too good for me. “What should I do now? I don’t want that to happen again. “Is there anything I need to do to make things right? Well, mistakes are for learning and I learned a few things. “My relationship with my dad is important and I want him to trust me. “I am capable of coming up with solutions to my problems. I can ask for help if I need it.” Put yourself in your child’s shoes. Which approach would you prefer? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 6 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
he next best years of your life can be the best if you take the time and effort to recognize needs and seek answers. Join the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service for a day of discovery at the “Next Best Years: Living the Good Life,” Friday, Sept. 13 at 1140 Red Mile Place and challenge yourself to learn, create and enjoy. Register by Friday, Sept. 6. “Next Best Years” Schedule: 8:30 a.m.: Registration, refreshments and Welcome by Mayor Jim Gray 9-10 a.m.: Promoting Normal Healthy Brain Aging – Dr. Gregory A. Jicha 10:15-11 a.m.: The New Health Care Laws – Tahisha Rawlins, AARP 11:15 - Noon: Common Scams in Kentucky – Chris Russell, LFUCG Police Department Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and entertainment 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.: A Body in Motion – Robin Morris 2:30 - 3 p.m.: Door Prizes and evaluations The cost is $12 and includes breakfast, lunch and materials. Info: 257-5582. Y
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my new heartbeat Every mom feels unappreciated every once in a while. We try to teach our children manners, but a coerced “thank you” from a toddler rings hollow. I don’t expect a parade every time I make dinner, but a little recognition would help. After spending an evening cleaning baby poop out of the bathtub, a mom friend decided that moms deserve tangible
Sept. @ 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: “Parenting means...” t “Never using the bathroom alone ever again!” – Denise Lewis t “You now have an excuse to read children’s books again! ” Lisa Stewart
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a crib, covered by a blanket the size of a large napkin, using a stuffed Care Bear as pillow counts as camping to me. w w w w w w w When the world needs reminding that you earned the title of Mother through a series of ugly chores, simply strap on your sash of badges. The badges are where the Girl Scout similarities will stop though. We probably won’t leave every room cleaner than we found it, and we certainly won’t sell cookies. I’d just eat them all myself. Watch Baby Bump Editor Katie Saltz on ABC36 News@ Noon on the first Thursday of each month. She shares her favorite products and resources for parents and babies, and always has giveaway prizes for viewers! Y
t “To put your child’s needs before your own and to help your children grow into wonderful adults.” –Koula Collingsworth Knox t “Never sleeping in again. ” –Lori Dixon P’Simer
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Sept. @ BabyBumpLexington.com Baby Belly Spa: Learn about the only pregnancy spa in Kentucky that can show you a 4D ultrasound of your baby and enter to win a $25 gift card! A Safe & Sound Crib: Use our guide to make sure your baby’s crib is safe and free of potential hazards. Considering VBAC: Even if you’ve had one Cesarean birth, your next labor experience could be different. Rebecca Dekker of Evidence-Based Birth shares how to approach the subject with your doctor and what questions to ask. Giveaway: Enter on our Facebook page to win a gift card for Baby’s Room & Kids Too! The contest begins the first Thursday of the month.
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recognition for the things we accomplish, like Girl Scout badges. We could wear them on our diaper bags with pride, letting other moms know that we are part of the club. I’ve written up some suggestions for how we can earn each merit badge. t Arts & Crafts: Earned by attempting any type of Pinterest decorating project. You get double points if you try to make art requiring a wiggly baby’s hand or footprint. t Finances: I’d award this badge for putting spare change in your child’s piggy bank or at least Googling “How to start a college fund.” t Leadership: This badge is earned the first time you utter the words, “Because I said so.” t Health & Fitness:
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Learn About Birthing Options At Labor Day Event
L Tickets on Sale Now For Sesame Street Live in November Friends old and new will meet when Sesame Street Live comes to Rupp Arena in November. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies. Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close
escribing a coach as a second parent and the team as a family, high school athletes urged coaches to convey an anti-underage drinking message to their athletes at the “Breakfast of Champions” in August at Lexington Catholic High. Approximately 60 coaches from Sayre and Lexington Catholic attended the educational event sponsored by the Youth Coalition for Alcohol Education and the Bluegrass Prevention Center, both with DrugFreeLex. A similar session was held for Fayette County Public School coaches last year. Discussing YCAE activities and making a presentation on alcopops – fruity alcoholic drinks that are marketed to underage drinkers – were
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and furry interactions on the audience floor. 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. For more info: www. sesamestreetlive.com. Y
abor Day takes on a new meaning this year with the 2013 “Rally to Improve Birth in Lexington” on Monday, Sept. 2 at Triangle Park. Local businesses and vendors will gather to share information, prizes and more from 10 a.m.-noon to raise awareness and show support for safer, evidence-based birth options. Cristen Pascucci, vice president of ImprovingBirth.org and co-founder of the Human Rights in Childbirth U.S. Legal Advocacy Network, said that Lexington can benefit from a discussion on birthing options. The rally will include exhibit tables by healthcare providers, doulas, lactation consultants and local businesses. Food trucks will be available, and several vendor tables will offer giveaways for attendees. While parents gather information, children can enjoy face-painting, a bounce house or a splash in the Triangle Park Fountain. Learn more about the Labor Day rally at www.facebook.com/ events/393558810763707/. To learn more about Improving Birth Lexington visit www.facebook.com/ ImprovingBirthLexington or www. improvingbirth.org. Y
Sofi Tzouanakis (Henry Clay), Clay Barnett (Sayre School) and Vontella Thomas (Tates Creek). Sharing personal observations were high school athletes Ross Boggess (Henry Clay), Marty Front row; Caroline Baker, Saba Khandani, Sydney Meaux, Sofi Brown (Lexington Catholic), Tzouanakis, Vontella Thomas, Delaney Patrick, Shiza Arshad Justin Sanders (Sayre School), Back row: Clay Barnett, Ross Boggess, Justin Sanders, Marty Brown, along with Thomas and other Abby James, Renee Brown YCAE members. “Setbacks from drugs and alcohol can keep people from their performance, reaction time, speed and potential. I like to see everyone strive for agility. excellence,” Sanders told the coaches. UK Dietician Monica Fowler presented Research shows that getting drunk these facts and discussed the importance can undo up to 14 days of training. of the “other 22 hours” when athletes Players who drink are twice as likely to are not in practice. She works with UK be injured. athletes on diet and lifestyle choices that Alcohol also interferes with muscle have a direct impact on their success. Y
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At The Lexington School children find courage in lots of little places: in every classroom, and in each activity. It could be the first time he jumps off the big tires on the playground or the moment she realizes her circuit just won’t work, and it is time to start all over. These are what we call teachable moments, and we embrace them. Challenges lead to growth, and growth creates courage. At The Lexington School, we teach courage. And our students SOAR.
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There Oughta Be an App for That Make After-School Activities Easier With These Helpful Apps
By Laurie Evans
ou know you’re a mom when you find yourself making appointments and paying bills while sitting in the pick-up line at school. Or answering e-mails and planning meals while watching your child at soccer practice. It’s at those times when our smart phones go from being the place we play Candy Crush Saga to the most useful tool we own. Lexington Family Magazine has researched some useful apps that can help you make the most of your time during your busy day.
Volunteer Spot App www.volunteerspot.com Teachers, event coordinators, PTA organizers, homeroom moms and others can use Volunteer Spot, its mobile apps and iPad “clipboard” to set up volunteer rosters, organize event workers, schedule jobs, coordinate the donation of food and supplies, send e-mail reminders and even coordinate financial donations all in one place. No more phone trees. The basic service is free, or you can pay for more complex options. Available for computers, iPhones, iPads & Android.
The Snack App www.everydayhealth.com This app, available through iTunes, allows you to find snacks in the 50, 100 and 200 calorie range categorized by salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy, healthy and sinful. It’s great for parents who are looking for healthier snacks for themselves, or “team moms” who are looking for snack options when it’s their turn to feed the team after a game. Available for the iPhone.
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Ringya App www.ringya.com Ringya helps you manage your “job” as parent, coach, scheduler and chauffeur. You can quickly put class lists, sport team rosters and parent association contacts on your smart phone just by taking a picture of the list. Contacts can be categorized by group and assigned a group ringtone. My favorite feature: When a parent of one of your child’s teammates calls, it will show the child’s name as well as the caller, for example “John Smith, Mandy’s Dad.” The app also makes it super easy to send a group e-mail or text to everyone on the team. Available for iPhone & Android.
Pitter Pad App www.pitterpad.com Infants and toddlers grow so quickly that you never know what shoe size they wear from one shopping trip to the next. That’s where the Pitter Pad app comes in handy. Simply scan your child’s foot on your iPad and the app will tell you the correct shoe size and width. This is particularly handy for ordering on-line when you can’t try the shoe on your child or when you don’t want to take your wiggly toddler shopping with you. Available for the iPad.
Team Snap App www.teamsnap.com Team Snap is a free app that helps sports teams, parents and coaches organize team rosters, schedules, practices and games. Team coaches and parents can send group e-mails and texts, check player availability, schedule or cancel events, track team expenses, manage payments and share team photos. Leagues and clubs can also use paid features that allow organizers to assign rosters and managers on a team level, perform scheduling duties on a division level and keep everyone informed on a league level. Parents can even register their players with the app. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.
Bank of Mom App As more of us use debit cards for transactions, fewer of us have the correct cash on hand to pass out allowances each week. The Bank of Mom app takes care of that by keeping your kids’ allowance on your phone instead of in your wallet. You can track multiple kids, their deposits and withdrawals, and even keep track of minutes they can use for screen time. Available for iPhone, iPad, & iPod through iTunes.
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ACADEMIC The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second St. (859) 254-4175 www.carnegiecenterlex.org Offers seasonal classes in writing, graphic design, reading clubs, world languages for kids and parents; tutoring for students grades K-12; vibrant youth and family programs and exhibits; readings and other artsrelated events designed to encourage an appreciation for all art forms and for learning in general. Many classes and events at the Carnegie Center are free, and wherever lowcost registration fees are required, scholarships are available to help those in need.
Curious Edge: The Reading Room
3306 Clays Mill Road, #203 (859) 899-EDGE (3343) www.thecuriousedge.com Provides after-school therapy sessions for students struggling academically, specializing in language processing disorders and dyslexia. Staff includes certified dyslexia specialists, speech-language pathologists and teachers. Services include reading intervention, cognitive therapy, math intervention, writing, study skills and test-taking strategies.
Gist Piano Academy
3901 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite 130 (859) 254-8492 www.gistpianocenter.com/ pianolessons Offers private and group piano lessons for beginning to advanced piano students. Students have opportunities to participate in performances like Halloweekend, studio recitals, and other master classes and workshops. Gist offers each student a relationship with a gifted, professional instructor who will help students develop their playing skills and a love of music.
confidence and character who make the world a better place. Open to all girls ages 5-17.
Jessamine County Public Library
600 South Main Street Nicholasville / (859) 885-3523 www.jesspublib.org Library offers a variety of ageappropriate programs for children and teens from babies through grade 12, including storytimes, Family Game Nights, Teen Animé & Manga Club, Lego Club, craft programs and many more. For complete details about each month’s happenings and to register for programs, check the online calendar.
The Kidz Club
1721 Maywick View Lane (859) 224-0799 www.TheKidzClub.com The Kidz Club, a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility that provides child care for children who are medically fragile, offers programming before and after school and during all school breaks. Programming includes recreation, outdoor play, field trips and individualized lesson plans.
Lexington Public Library
Various Locations / (859) 231-5500 www.lexpublib.org After-school activities include book clubs for young readers, homework help, crafts and more at all library branches.
Chore Monster App www.choremonster.com With this app, parents create scheduled chores and assign point values to them, then add rewards that kids can “purchase” with earned points. Kids sign in to the app, see their upcoming chores and track their points and find rewards they want to earn. Rewards can be anything – hugs, screen time, real money or a trip to the ice cream parlor. The app is free, but you can add a paid membership that gives your child access to Chore Monster games. Available for computers, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. RedLaser App www.redlaser.com Imagine you are standing in a sporting goods store, checking out the prices on new cleats for your soccer player. How do you know if you are getting the best deal on the brand you’ve chosen? You simply scan the bar code on the box with your RedLaser app on your phone, and RedLaser will tell you the price of the shoes, the price of the shoes at various on-line stores and even the price at other local stores and where those stores are located. You can even buy those cleats from your phone! If you scan food items, RedLaser will give you detailed nutritional information, including information about allergens. Available for iPhones, Windows & Android.
185 Pasadena Drive #115 (859) 373-0002 www.learningrx.com/lexington-south After-school and evening sessions offer cognitive skills training to help students perform better in school. The program exposes each student to a customized series of intense mental workouts, forcing the brain to strengthen, reorganize and even create new neural pathways.
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4974 Old Versailles Road Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s (859) 368-7334 Wilderness Road Council www.newtonsattic.com 2277 Executive Drive Offers after-school, hands-on (859) 293-2621 or (800) 475-2621 engineering, science and math www.gskentucky.org enrichment for students 8 to 18 Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, years old. Age-appropriate classes 14 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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cover a range of subjects such as robotics, Lego Mindstorm projects, flying gadgets, basic engineering design processes and tool use for the creation of wood, metal and plastic projects. Students will hone skills such as critical thinking, engineering design, the application of basic science knowledge and craftsmanship.
3061 Fieldstone Way (859) 224-1020 www.tutoringclub.com Offers after-school help for study skills issues such as organization and test preparation, as well as help with homework subjects such as calculus,
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Something For The Whole Family by John Lynch
hanks to the YMCA of Central YMCA of Central Kentucky as CEO in Kentucky, the four children of Joi January. and Brian Knapp of Lexington have experienced a gym-bag full artorano knows all about the of after-school activities such as soccer, Y and family. Growing up in gymnastics, t-ball, coach-pitch t-ball, Milwaukee, he walked to the Y karate, basketball, gymnastics, ballet, and after school as a child, and he has guitar, cooking, sewing and swim lessons. made the Y his adult career. And on the weekends, the whole family This is his 22nd year with the Y, having will head to the North Lexington Y, rent served in Detroit and Cincinnati before bikes for mom and dad, and take a family moving to Lexington with his wife Viki bike trip along the Legacy Trail. and their four children. “We love the Y because our children have Lexington and the Y are such a good experienced so much and we match, Martorano said, haven’t paid an arm and a leg because both are family to do it,” Joi said. “For us, it’s centered. year-round and nonstop.” “Lexington is a family In addition to the afterfriendly community that school activities, Joi is has given our family a warm working with a personal welcome,” he said. “And that’s trainer at the Beaumont Y. how it is at the Y. We have Nikkey Blackman, a single something for everybody in mom of 6-year-old Kyle, tells the family from infants to a similar story about the Y as seniors.” a kind of extended family. With 3,000 children in Kyle has attended the childcare and after-school preschool program at the activities and another 1,700 North Lexington Y, taken in summer camps, the Y swim lessons since he was 2 specializes in serving the and just completed his first needs of growing families. year of summer camp. In all, the Y, which is Kyle Blackman playing “That was the best celebrating 160 years in soccer at the YMCA Central Kentucky, has experience for him because for the first time he started to 27,000 members and serves emerge in group activities,” Nikkey said. 68,000 Kentuckians annually through “Just the look on his face when he came membership and programs. home and told me about all the friends If you’re looking for an after-school he made. He was stretching outside of his activity for your child, there’s virtually no comfort zone, which was a new concept limit to the Y’s offering, as the Knapp and for us.” Blackman families and many others have It’s new for Nikkey but rings a familiar discovered. bell for David Martorano, who joined the The Y’s sports programs emphasize skill 16 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
development and sportsmanship rather than wins and losses. Families also know the Y for its afterschool programs at 16 elementary and middle schools where children get help with homework, participate in art and music programs and have fun time on the playground. For the first time this year, the Y is adding similar after-school programs at its Lexington branches – Beaumont, North Lexington and High Street – where children can enjoy same after-school activities, including all the Y’s facilities. “We know life these days can be hard on families when both parents are working,” Martorano said. “It’s been demonstrated that kids in after-school programs are successful in school. The Y is an organization that can be supportive to families and schools.” artorano who regularly arises at 4:30 in the morning and works out at the Beaumont Y before work, is proud of the Y’s commitment to improving the health of the community. Because recent studies show that one in three Lexington residents is pre-diabetic, the Y offers a free diabetes prevention program of physical activity and nutrition education that has helped reduce the incidence of Type II diabetes. Physical activity is a staple of Y afterschool activities, which also offer healthy snacks and nutrition education. Plus, getting healthier can be a fun family experience. “The Y is all about community and making an impact on people’s lives,” Martorano said. “But it’s also a great source of family entertainment. “This is a place where the whole family can play together, and you get the biggest bang for your buck.”
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After-School Activities in the performing arts, providing incremental, fundamental training in voice, theatre, dance, classical music, musical theatre and opera. Now in its fifth year, A.C.E. offers classes in individual and group vocal training, triple threat, acting tools, dance technique, tap, jazz, hip hop and a variety of audition and training workshops. Opportunities to perform include musical theatre productions, participation in local and national workshops, year-end recitals and collaborative performances with other arts organizations.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet
1595 Mercer Road, Suite 150 (859) 271-4472 www.bluegrassyouthballet.org The after-school program serves ages 2 through adults, offering baby ballet, creative movement, preballet, eight levels of ballet, pointe, partnering, adult ballet, modern and performance opportunities. New: boy classes. Lessons in Suzuki classical guitar, Suzuki violin, voice and piano are available. Spanishspoken. TaeKwonDo classes available. Classes are located at the 9,000-square-foot facility CulturARTE, where Culture, Art & Community meet. The mission of BYB is to enhance lives by providing dance education in a positive environment for all youth through high-quality training, innovative performance and cultural experiences.
Explorium of Lexington
440 W. Short St. / (859) 258-3253 www.explorium.com For more than 20 years, the Explorium of Lexington has offered hands-on exploration in science and the arts for kids of all ages. Enjoy favorite exhibits such as the Bubble Zone and Moonscape, or make your own art in the Explorium’s art gallery. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Lexington Ballet School
161 N. Mill St. / (859) 233-3925 http://lexingtonballet.org/ Lexington Ballet School has provided classical ballet instruction for all abilities, ages 3 to adult, since 1974. Experienced professional dancers instruct all class levels. No audition is required and new students may attend free classes for level 18 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
placement. Classes in jazz, pointe, and pas de deux are included in the curriculum as students progress. Students in Level 1-8 classes may perform in Lexington Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” and “Snow White.” There are no fees or costume purchases for performances, and limited need-based tuition scholarships are available.
Lexington Children’s Theatre
418 W. Short St. / (859) 254-4546 www.lctonstage.org LCT offers after-school theatre classes and workshops for children ages 4-18. Classes are geared toward age groups and meet weekly during the fall, winter, spring and summer. LCT’s Theatre School is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to explore the beauty, diversity, complexity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. Students develop their own unique creative voices, their imaginations and their understanding of drama.
825 National Ave. / (859) 389-9681 www.kentuckymudworks.com Weekly clay classes for children
ages 6-14. Handbuilding, sculpting and wheel-throwing projects for creative learning. Scout programs and parties also available.
Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (859) 252-5222 www.LASCLEX.org LASC is celebrating its 45th year of providing children, teens and adults with creative and unique classes, workshops, exhibits, field trip programs and participatory events in the arts and sciences. LASC offers after-school classes on weekdays in various elementary schools, and partand full-day classes for K-8th grade students are offered 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on days that Fayette County schools are not in session. Morning, evening and Saturday classes are available for pre-school, K-12th and adults. Preregistration for classes is required.
The Mad Potter
3385 Tates Creek Rd. (859) 269-4591 www.themadpotter.biz Creative fun for everyone, including pottery painting and glass fusing, plus Tuesday Diva Nights and Saturday Family Fun & Pizza Nights.
3270 Blazer Parkway, Suite 202 (859) 543-0788 www.bethmankel.com Offers group and private piano lessons (space is limited), classical and rock guitar lessons, drum lessons and vocal performance lessons in a safe environment. Lessons are offered to children, teens and adults in groups of four of the same age and/or level on full-sized, top-of-the-line digital pianos. All of the instructors at the studio are professional musicians who not only hold degrees and teach but perform in their field of expertise.
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3101 Richmond Road, #309 (859) 266-2266 www.thelittlegym.com/lexingtoneast The Little Gym offers after-school classes for children of all ages, including gymnastics, dance (tap, ballet and hip hop), and sports skills. Preschool and kindergarten classes help your children channel
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After-School Activities all their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones. Grade school gymnastics classes are segmented to allow for varying developmental abilities, giving students the chance to tackle new challenges at their own skill level. Class length is 60 minutes. Several days and options are available.
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Centenary United Methodist Church 2800 Tates Creek Road (859) 269-2800 ext. 260 www.lexrec.org I am 3rd is based on a simple belief that Christ is First, Others are Second, and I am 3rd. Through basketball and other recreation activities, I am 3rd works to foster athletic and spiritual development for all involved. Registering now for basketball leagues for kindergarten through 12th grade boys and kindergarten through eighth grade girls. Registration ends Oct. 28.
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Lexington Park & Recreation Tates Creek Community Center (859) 288-2935 www.lexingtonky.gov Offers dance instruction for ages 2 to 18. Registration is underway for the 2013-2014 season. Classes begin the week of Sept. 23 and run through May 2014.
Legacy All Sports
261 Ruccio Way (859) 977-8862 www.legacyallsports.com Legacy All Sports is Central Kentucky’s largest program offering gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, freestyle gymnastics and dance for ages 15 months and up. Legacy is home to USAG girls and boys competitive teams and All Star Cheer. Also offered are school’s-out day camps, lunch bunch, preschool open gym and Saturday night Super Open Gyms.
Lexington Dance Factory
3120 Pimlico Pkwy, #118 (859) 271-0581 www.lexingtondancefactory.com Professional dance instruction without the professional cost. Offers dance classes for dancers ages 2-adult. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, and flip & hop. 20 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
LDF also offers FREE Mommy & Me and boys’ dance classes.
Lexington Ice Skating & Recreation Center
560 Eureka Springs Drive (859) 2695681 www. Lexingtonicecenter.com Offers three, 18-hole mini-golf courses until late September, plus ice skating lessons and public skating, as well as basketball and soccer courts until June. Group lessons in figure skating or ice hockey for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Children work through a series of levels and are rewarded with sew-on badges and sticker progress books. Classes are offered four days per week (Home- school available). WiFi, tables for homework and snack bar available. Ongoing registration offered.
P.O. Box 24988, Lexington, 40524 (859) 223-5632 / email@example.com www.LYSA.org LYSA provides soccer training and play for Lexington kids ages 4 and up. Youth divisions are for ages 4 (by July 31, 2013) through 15 for the fall season, and 4 through 17 for the spring season. Fall games start the weekend after Labor Day, and spring games begin in April. Online registration opens Dec. 1 for the spring. Information about clinics and camps is available at www.lysa. org. LYSA also offers TOPSoccer for players with intellectual and physical disabilities ages 4 and up. It also offers LFC for players interested in a competitive league with a higher level of play, and an Adult League with three seasons: spring, summer and fall.
1850 Bryant Road (859) 264-0405
www.monkeyjoes.com Monkey Joe’s is a fun-filled inflatable play center with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses that will keep your kids active, happy and healthy. Suitable for kids 12 years old and younger. Includes a Mini Monkey Zone toddler play area.
Premier Athletics of Lexington
1850 Bryant Road (859) 381-1500 www.premierathletics.com Premier Athletics is home of the Kentucky Elite Allstars and Gymcats. Premier also offers a wide variety of cheerleading, gymnastics and dance classes throughout the week. From age 2 to adult, there is a class for everyone at Premier Athletics.
1210 Bel Mar Lane (859) 971-1485 www.punchestownstable.com Offers riding lessons to all ages and competition at horse shows. Lessons offered Tuesday-Sunday and year-round in indoor arena. Students will learn on show-quality lesson horses and ponies in either private or semi-private lessons that are tailored to suit each rider’s goals and skill level. Stable is on Bel Mar Lane, just off Tates Creek Road, a short drive from downtown Lexington.
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Spartan multi-sport camp options offered this fall for rising second through fifth graders. The camps begin in August and will feature baseball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, x-country and golf. For more information or to register visit www.sayreschool.org/ athletics.
Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy
3601 Palomar Centre Drive (859) 296-0088 www.tigerkimtkd.com Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy is the only martial arts academy in Lexington approved by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) that teaches Olympic style Taekwondo. Also available are little tiger’s classes (3-5-year-olds), and youth, teen/ adult and family classes along with demonstration and elite competition teams. Elite team members won 19 medals, including 11 gold medals, in 2012 U.S. Open national competition. All skill levels welcome. Classes teach discipline and self-control.
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The Lexington School Now Tests For All-Important 21st Century Skills By John Lynch
hen Kelly Telech bounds into a classroom at The Lexington School, excited students sometimes greet her with big smiles and even applause.
And she’s not giving away candy or free passes to Disneyland. No, Telech, a veteran educator in her second year at TLS, is teaching a class called “Imagine This.” If that sounds like fun, you’re right. Working in groups and with a deadline, students use drama to tackle all kinds of projects and problems in an exciting, hands-on format that teaches children how to be creative “whether they think they are creative or not,” Telech said. “This is new to the students, but they are learning that they have the ability to be creative,” said Telech, who has a background as a problem-solving team coach.
children attend TLS, can vouch for that. “That class has been the biggest hit with my middle school and lower school children,” she said. The class will be offered in lower and middle school this year and is an example of a groundbreaking shift in how TLS approaches education. Along with traditional cognitive skills (reading, writing, math etc.), TLS has embraced the importance of 21st century non-cognitive skills, focusing on six traits: teamwork, creativity, ethics, resilience, curiosity and time management. Research has shown that these skills are as crucial to academic and life success as sheer brainpower. Nobel laureate James Heckman, an economics professor at the University of Chicago, has championed these skills, and
Research shows that non-cognitive skills such as teamwork, creativity and resilience are as crucial to academic and life success as sheer brainpower. Telech outlines the project at hand and then lets the students go with little intervention. “Sometimes they start to argue and they learn to bounce back from that. The students have been awesome, just fabulous,” she said. Anne de Castro, who has had five 22 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
Paul Tough, in his book “How Children Succeed,” outlined the importance of character in developing successful students and adults. Character, Tough writes, is experiencing failure and overcoming it. Schools purport to teach those skills – “Character Counts” signs adorn the walls
of many classrooms – but how do you measure a school’s success in teaching teamwork? Or resilience? Or ethics?
o address that issue, TLS, along with some of the most prestigious independent elementary schools in the country, formed a pioneering collaborative that partnered with the Educational Testing Service, the Princeton-based company that administers the GRE among other tests. With the help of Richard D. Roberts, Managing Principal Research Scientist at ETS, and a handful of his colleagues, these schools adopted the Mission Skills Assessment. The MSA measures those six character traits and gives each school a scientific way to evaluate how well they are teaching those skills. “The Lexington School is ahead of the curve among schools,” Roberts said. “Researchers have been saying for 10 years that in education we’ve been ignoring non-cognitive skills. “It’s gratifying as a researcher to work with schools willing to do innovation.” Driving that innovation has been Chuck }}}
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Alltech Donates Science Lab to TLS Always strong in science instruction, The Lexington School has partnered with Alltech to add a state-of-the art chemistry lab for the middle school. The school then matched that by adding an equally well-equipped biology lab for the middle school. Those labs are in addition to the school’s science lab for fourth and fifth grade where science is a core subject. The new chemistry and biology labs are designed by Deirdre Lyons, Alltech’s Director of Corporate Image and a champion of the study of science. The Lexington School is the first non-Catholic private school to receive an Alltech-donated lab. “I can’t thank the Lyons family and Alltech enough for this generous gift,” Head of School Chuck Baldecchi said. “We finally have a state-of-the-art facility that reflects our exceptional teaching and hands-on science curriculum.” Baldecchi, Head of School at TLS since 2003. When hired a decade ago, he promised stability and consistency. He also has strived to make TLS, a school of 565 students, 70 faculty members and only eight administrators, one of the nation’s top independent elementary schools. “I want us to be aspirational at The Lexington School and be a top 10 school in the nation,” he said. That’s why he initiated a partnership with 28 benchmark schools from around the country to share best practices. Armed with data that defined the nation’s best schools, Baldecchi set out to match them in endowment, faculty salaries, giving from parents, financial aid and teaching contact hours among other yardsticks. In all categories, TLS ranks near the top among the country’s best independent schools. Baldecchi has used the data to increase teacher salaries and has motivated 90% of parents to donate to the school’s annual fund. TLS is second highest among like schools in contact teaching hours, and in less than a decade, the school’s endowment has grown from $6 million to $28 million. That allows TLS to award financial aid to 24% of its students, totaling $1.7 million annually.
aldecchi is most proud of the quality of teaching at the school. Average TLS students score above their public and independent school
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peers on the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) standardized test TLS graduates attend top boarding schools in the country plus prestigious magnet programs, both public and private, in Lexington. “Great teaching is hands-on and kids doing real stuff, and that’s what we have here,” Baldecchi says. “Very few schools take as much time as we do to stretch every kid to reach his or her potential.” Hands-on work begins with writing. Middle schoolers write three-to-five page papers every month, and all students by the fifth grade write, design and bind their own novel. Those practices will continue at TLS while the school raises its focus on 21st century skills like the ones taught by Telech in the “Imagine This” class. That’s why the Mission Skills Assessment is so important. Along with standardized test scores, TLS can learn how well each middle school class is mastering non-cognitive skills such as ethics and resilience. “I’m all for this,” said de Castro, the mother of five TLS students. Her two oldest now attend The Academy at Henry Clay and Sayre School, respectively. “Colleges are looking for these skills, for creativity and teamwork and ethics. “My kids have been very well served
The Lexington School by The Lexington School. Besides, these are skills that will last a lifetime.”
igns of this emphasis are everywhere at the school. All middle school students sign an honor pledge, and no lockers have locks. “Imagine This” and other classes address creativity and curiosity. The school has a Resource Room to help with time management and other study skills, and TLS in its mission statement vows to teach courage to every child. The school’s philosophy states that risk-taking leads to growth, and courage is a necessary component for taking risks. “Encouraging risk-taking includes accepting failure,” Baldecchi said. “You can’t learn unless you make mistakes. That’s where teaching starts.” The first MSA results have shown that TLS is measuring up to its mission, Baldecchi said. To emphasize the MSA’s validity, Baldecchi points out that it derived from the U.S. Army’s desire to test for the same character traits in soldiers. “This is a good accurate test of these character strengths and gives us good data,” he said With an already stellar academic record combined with an increased focus on 21st century character skills,
“We have a special place here. This isn’t rote learning that’s going on. We are cutting edge and innovative.” Chuck Baldecchi TLS Head of School no wonder Baldecchi cites the school as a national leader. “We have a special place here,” he said. “This isn’t rote learning that’s going on. We are cutting edge, innovative, but not trendy. “This is incredibly exciting because adopting the MSA allows our faculty to look at the whole child and change how we assess kids.” Imagine That. Y
Conquering ‘The Beast’ With Perseverance By Kimberly Hudson
ike it or not, my family is back in the routine of getting up early and hustling and bustling just trying to get out the door. After school we rush to extracurricular activities, PTO meetings, church and then home to tackle “THE BEAST.” Oh my! The dreaded beast is back in town! As I have reviewed the schedules of my three children, my greatest concern lies with my middle daughter’s schedule that includes two middle school writing classes. That would be a dream scenario for my 14-year-old who excels in writing but that literally gives Abbie, my 11-yearold, hives. She has no confidence in her ability to perform language arts tasks. We placed extra emphasis this summer on writing and making a workable outline. Planning the paper is half the battle. Once she has a solid plan, she usually can work through the assignment. Similar stress is noticed during math homework. I can help all day long with language arts assignments, but my children joke that I am okay with math up to about the third grade. Abbie has tested “gifted” in math but we had a few episodes with homework last year that ended in panic attacks. She started sweating and broke out in hives – large red whelps that were hot and
itchy. That, my friend, is the mark of “The Beast!” Her teachers never experience “The Beast” and are surprised when I recount this scenario. They see a very persistent, hardworking young lady. They don’t understand why her test scores yo-yo. Abbie has a diagnosis of a moderatesevere language processing disorder, also known as dyslexia, yet her school has not consented to a 504 plan. I bypass this by working with her individual teachers to provide informal accommodations. This worked well in elementary school, but I know that is not the solution in middle school. Her processing disorder does not mean she is unable to do the work in her advanced placement classes. It merely means she needs some simple, free, accommodations to allow her to achieve her full potential. She can do the work, but it takes her longer to process the information. I am already thinking ahead to her taking the ACT. Her diagnosis means she should be afforded extra time taking the ACT, but this accommodation has to be in her official school file. So, I continue to advocate for my child. I continue to remind her of her strengths and know that perseverance is a character trait that will serve her well throughout her life! Y
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earningRx offers brain training, a simple but powerful way to enhance a student’s core ability to learn faster, easier and better. t For students coming to LearningRx the first step is actually a three-part series: seminar, assessment consultation. There is no obligation to continue. 1) The seminar is for anyone who wants to learn more about the program. The staff reviews methods, discusses the “path of the student” and demonstrates a few exercises. The intent is to help parents understand how different and more effective LearningRx is from tutoring. 2) The assessment consists of the WoodcockJohnson Cognitive and Achievement test. This is designed to analyze a person’s ability to learn and evaluate in terms of long- and short-term memory, visual and auditory processing, processing speed, logic and reasoning, and core ability to read. LearningRx gives the test for several reasons. w Pre- and post-tests can identify quantifiable data changes. w Parents learn their child’s general mental ability. w The test ensures that students are in the right place. If the child is doing poorly in school and scores quite high on the assessment, then maybe there is something else going on. 3) The consultation is scheduled for a different day
so the staff has time to review test results. Staff members do a lot of listening during the consultation. They want to learn why the family is there. Usually, the family shares problems such as tests or homework taking too long, poor grades in reading and math, etc. The staff then shares test results with the family and explains what the numbers mean. The consultation is used to determine the correct program for the student. The staff uses what the parents tell them as well as the test results to recommend a program that will yield the best and quickest results. This is usually when a decision is made about entering a program. t Once parents decide they want to continue with LearningRx, the family goes through orientation. w Additional testing is done based on the program chosen. w All paperwork is completed. w Times are scheduled for administering the program. (LearningRx is open seven days a week.) Staff members also ask parents about the student’s favorite teacher/coach etc., then try to match the student with the right trainer. t Programs last from threeeight months depending on the needs of the child. t Prices and payment plans depend on the length of the program and how much is done at home as opposed to at the center. Y
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Fall Festivals Close to Home Berea Spoonbread Festival Downtown Berea / www.spoonbreadfestival.com Sept. 20-22: Activities include hot air balloons, arts and crafts and spoonbread tasting.
Bi-Water Farm Autumn Fest 877 Cincinnati Road / Georgetown (502) 863-3676 / www.biwaterfarm.com Sept. 14-15: Rock the Farm. Fundraiser for the UK Children’s Hospital, featuring live music, food, fun and more. This year music will be provided by children in the Voices of the Children music competition. Pre-registration is required for competition. Sept.14-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. Sept. 28: First Bluegrass Hog Wild RibFest. This competition will bring together chefs, cooks and barbecue aficionados from around Kentucky to prepare the finest pork spare ribs with $2,000 of prize money at stake.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum 175 Beasley Drive / Versailles (859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org Sept. 14-15: Mystery Theatre Train Ride Sept. 21: Ronald McDonald Train Ride Sept. 28: Singin’ on the Railroad 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 Sept. 14-15: Apple Days Festival Sept. 21-22: Scarecrow Festival Sept. 28-29: Ole Cider Days Festival 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 28 | www.lexingtonfamily.com
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.
Christ the King Oktoberfest 299 Colony Blvd. / www. ctkoktoberfest.com Sept. 20-21: Oktoberfest. Enjoy German food, arts and crafts, a casino, a bake sale, live music and more. Friday, 4-11 p.m., and Saturday, 1-11 p.m.
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 Sept. 15-Oct. 31: Harvest Festival Every weekend and includes food, pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more. Sept. 14-15: Apple Festival 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.
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. Sept. 13-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. Sept. 7: 2S Event.
Free event, offering admission to the Corn Maze and other games and activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register at www. lifeadventurecenter.org.
Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville (502) 459-2181 / www.louisvillezoo.org Sept. 7: Second Annual Wild Walk. 6 p.m. Sept. 14: Toyota Backyard Action Hero Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27: The World’s Largest Halloween Party! 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: Food, fun and raffles.
Midway Fall Festival Historic downtown Midway www.midwayfallfestival.org Sept. 21-22: 39th Annual Festival. Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, free train rides for the kids, petting zoo, sculptures, cornmeal mill and great food.
Sts. Peter & Paul School Fall Festival 423 West Short St. / 254-9257 www.sppslex.org Sept. 13: The fall festival is filled with inflatables and carnival games for the kids, a basket raffle, dunking booth, tasty food and beer, plus blackjack and live music by the Twiggenburys. 3-11 p.m. Y
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and peers. Start at Home It is important for you to live up to Most organizations have age your own expectations. requirements for volunteering. Make sure to practice responsible pet If your child isn’t old enough, there ownership in your home and always are still plenty of ways to help your treat your pets with kindness and local shelter’s animals. compassion. Encourage your child to have a Consider donating your time as well. lemonade stand in the summer with Animal welfare organizations are proceeds benefiting his/her favorite always looking for good volunteers to animal welfare organization. help with various activities. Kids can also collect supplies needed LHS’s volunteers devoted more than to take care of shelter animals. 7,000 hours this past year through Many children have requested community events or by temporarily donations for shelter critters in place fostering an animal. Set the Example of birthday gifts or have used allowance Set the example for your child and Children learn from their parents money to purchase needed pet supplies. show them why you LHS offers a Doggie Bank program donate or volunteer – where children can “rent” a small and watch them follow dog house bank and use it to collect in your footsteps. donations for the shelter. Have you noticed the Info: 233-0044 x 254. new logo in Lexington Educate Family Magazine? Most children Get Your Child Involved LFM has launched its understand that animals One of the best ways to let your child newest program – “The have basic needs that make a difference in animal welfare is Family Pet.” must be attended to have them get involved with kids’ Everyone knows that to, but they may not events at your local shelter. pets are an important understand why there Many shelters have camps or part of your family. are so many animals in activities specifically for animal-loving Throughout the summer, Family Magazine will feature shelters. children. editorial content about pets. Take the opportunity These activities allow kids to not only An important part of “The Family Pet” is LFM’s partnership to educate your child make friends with other animal-lovers with local Humane Societies. about the function of but are great educationally and help A portion of the proceeds from ads by our Family Pet a humane agency and kids see how they can personally help Partners will be donated to the Lexington and Jessamine spay/neuter programs. the animals and make a difference. County Humane Societies. Presenting them with LHS offers various children’s So look for the Family Pet logo in ads in LFM throughout a problem will give your activities, including a summer Critter the summer and let them know you appreciate their support child the incentive to Camp. for animals in our communities. find a solution and get Info: LHS Foster Care Program at You can also visit www.lexingtonfamily.com for involved. www.AdoptLove.net. Y information on ways you and your family can support animals in need. Y Info: www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org
hildren are fascinated by animals. Whether it’s a cuddly puppy or a scaly lizard, kids love their four-legged friends. Kids learn social skills such as kindness and compassion, and boost their selfesteem by interacting with animals. They also learn responsibility and respect for our planet’s critters. So, how can this love for animals turn a child into a budding philanthropist? See the suggestions below from the Lexington Humane Society.
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Early Riser Finds Time For Steady Weight Loss
n January 2011, at 75 pounds over her ideal weight and faced with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, Kimberly Vallee-Pierre of Lexington watched the documentary “Food, Inc.” and got mad. The movie depicts a U.S. food supply riddled with contamination and unhealthy ingredients. “I understood after seeing the movie that there are things put in our food that makes it addictive. That angered me,” she said. Kimberly, now 42, also is the mother of Kylee, now 6. “I was an older mom and I didn’t want my daughter to have an old, decrepit mother with no energy,” she said. She also refused to embark on another round of yo-yo dieting like she had done countless times before. “I wanted a sustainable, long-lasting program that would start with small steps and add one positive change at a time,” she said. So she did. She replaced processed food in her diet with whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. “I call it trading up,” Kimberly said. In six months, she lost 25 pounds, then surprised her husband Kurt, saying, “How about we train for a 5k?” “That was outside my comfort zone,” she said.
Kimberly Vallee-Pierre with her husband Kurt and daughter Kylee. Above, Kimberly before her fitness program. But train she did. She found a couchto-5k app and partnered with women friends at her church for training. In October, 2011, she ran her first 5k at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Lexington. “When I started I had tears in my eyes,” she said. “I couldn’t believe I was doing the race. It was amazing.” By winter, she joined a gym and last winter, she got a personal trainer. Again, she benefited from the support of women friends at church, who trained with her. And here’s another key to Kimberly’s success – she’s an early riser. I mean, really early. When training for her first 5k,
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she met her friends at Shillito Park at 5 a.m. To work with her personal trainer, she rises at 4:35 a.m. to meet her friends at the gym. And there’s another aspect to her success: “There’s a huge spiritual component to this,” she said. It all adds up to 50 pounds of weight loss in two years and a new business for Kimberly. She currently works from home for a financial firm and is starting a side business called “Wholehearted Heath & Wellness,” where she will serve as a personal health coach. (www. wholeheartedhealthandwellness.com) Said Kimberly: “I want to help other people on their journey.” Y
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ccording to the CDC’s High School Risk Behavior survey, 59.2% of Kentucky high-schoolers have tried cigarettes at least once. Disturbingly, 31.9% tried some form of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco or snuff) at least once during the 30 days before the survey. Whether smoked or smokeless, tobacco is a major health concern for the youth of Kentucky and the nation. Every day more than 3,800 people under 18 in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette. More than 1,000 become daily smokers. For every three younger smokers, one will later quit and one will eventually die from tobacco-related causes. In childhood, smoking can impair lung growth. Young smokers can develop coughing, phlegm, wheezing and shortness of breath. They are more prone to bronchitis and pneumonia. Older smokers can develop wrinkly skin, bad breath, slower healing of wounds and other injuries, yellow teeth, decreased bone density and fertility problems. Smokers can develop heart disease, strokes, emphysema and a variety of cancers (including lung cancer). Youth who use smokeless tobacco can develop cracked and bleeding lips and gums, gum recession, loss of teeth,
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Autism: How Vision Therapy Can Help
ost parents looking for help for an autistic child probably wouldn’t think of scheduling a visit with an eye doctor. But perhaps they should, according to Dr. Rick Graebe of the Children’s Vision and Learning Center of Versailles. Dr. Graebe is a behavioral optometrist whose practice specializes in Vision Therapy, a kind of physical therapy for the eyes, body and brain. Dr. Graebe is quick to point out that his practice doesn’t treat autism and ADHD. “We don’t treat conditions,” he said. “We work with patients and improve their performance.” In some children with autism, their core visual skills are disrupted Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates & Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665
because their focal (parvocellular) and peripheral (magnocellular) vision is not integrated. That makes it difficult for children to feel where their body is in space. Often, a child with ADD will wriggle in his chair at school as he seeks other sensory feedback to get a sense of his place in space. To help these children, Dr. Graebe uses yoked prism glasses, which are clear with both prisms turned in the same direction. Patients wearing these glasses become “new observers,” according to Dr. Graebe, “like they are looking at things for the first time.” Graebe recently treated an 8-yearold boy with autism. His mother lamented that her son was unable to make eye contact, and the father yearned to play catch with his boy. At Dr. Graebe’s office, the boy was fitted with yoked prism glasses and promptly looked all around, exploring the new way things
looked. After a few exercises, the boy, for the first time, looked his mother in the eye and rolled a ball with his father. “Science isn’t smart enough yet to explain these improvements in performance. We just know it works,” Dr. Graebe said. An inspiration for this therapy comes from the book, “Seeing Through New Eyes: Changing the Lives of Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities Through Vision Therapy,” by optometrist Melvin Kaplan. Patients who are prescribed yoked prism glasses learn activities at Graebe’s office and then practice them at home until they become habit. “One optometrist explained once that we are liberators,” Dr. Graebe said. “We are freeing people to reach their potential. “Using our knowledge to make lives better is what health care is all about.” Y
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september calendar Sunday 1 Cincinnati Zoo: Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk. 8 a.m. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. $30 zoo members, $35 non-members. Free Cheetah Club Fun Run for children 12 & under after the race. Info: (513) 281-4700. Kentucky Horse Park: Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, five days of all-breed conformation, obedience and rally competition. Begins 8 a.m. Sept. 1 & 2. $5 per car load or $20 for whole show. 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Info: 272-2846. 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. Lexington Legends: Legends vs. West Virginia Power. 1:35 p.m. Sept. 1; 12:05 p.m. Sept. 2. $9 box seats, $5 bleachers. Whitaker Bank Ball Park. Info: 422-7867. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Civil War
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Train Robbery. 2 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children 2-12. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: 873-2476.
Downtown Arts Center: “The Girl Project,” a production of spoken word, physical expression and multi-media created by teenage girls to examine the pressure of body image. 2 p.m. 141 E. Main St. Info: 225-0370.
Legacy All Sports: Legacy On The Move visits Questapalooza! Join us for a free day of fun and flipping. Fall enrollment continues all month. Sign up for classes today; beginneradvanced gymnastics, cheer, tumbling and dance classes. Info: 859-977-8862 or legacyallsports.com.
Equus Run Vineyards: Tunes in the Vines, free live music. 2-4 p.m. 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway. Info: (859) 846-9463.
Red Mile Harness Racing: Kentucky Sire Stakes Finals. 7 p.m. 1200 Red Mile Rd. Info: 255-0752.
Kentucky Children’s Garden: V is for Victory. 2 & 4 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955.
Lex Public Library: Central Library: Friends Book Cellar 20% Off Sale. 1-5 p.m. Info: 2315500.
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. Quest Community Church: Questapalooza. Enjoy a free outdoor party with inflatables, face painting, Kidzblitz show, and more. 3-7 p.m. Download your free party pass at www.qpza.
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noon. Triangle Park. Info: www.facebook.com/ ImprovingBirthLexington. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10 & 11:30 a.m. Ages birth-2. Info: 885-3523. 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. Richmond Parks & Rec: Paradise Cove Pool closes for the season. Info: (859) 623-8753.
Tuesday 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. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. 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. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. 10 & 11:30 a.m. Ages birth-2. Preschool Storytime. 7 p.m. Ages 3-5. Info: 885-3523. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: Produce, flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods and more. 3-6 p.m. 3450 Richmond Rd. Info: 548-3516.
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Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. 5:306:30 p.m. 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
Kentucky Children’s Garden: Grasshopper’s Life. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955.
Southland Jamboree: Free Bluegrass concerts. 7 p.m. 205 Southland Dr. Info:
Carnegie Center: Teen Howl Poetry Series, open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Info: 254-4175.
Explorium: Cleaning Week! Museum will be closed Sept. 3-6. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Little Leonardos art activities. 2:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Classic Horror Film Club. 6:30 p.m. For high schoolers and adults. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 4 NAMI: Family to Family class, a support program for people affected by a family member with mental illness. 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays for 11 weeks. Info: 272-7891. Jessamine Co. Library: Preschool Storytime. 10 & 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Info: 885-3523. Lex Public Library: Central Library: The Young and The Restless story time. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Tates Creek Writers Group. 6-8:30 p.m. For high schoolers and up. Info: 2315500.
Thursday 5 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.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes, a prenatal exercise program. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5 classes for $35; 8 classes for $50; 10 classes for $55; 12 classes for $60. HealthwoRx members attend for free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Thursday Night Live: Beverages, food and live music. 4:30- 8 p.m. Free. Cheapside Park. Info: 425-2593.
Comedy Off Broadway: presents Heywood Banks, a blend of original music and strange comedy. 7:15 p.m. Sept. 5; 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Sept. 6 & 7. $12-$22. Lexington Green Mall. Info: 271-5653. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies lap-sit storytime. 10:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. 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: Big and Little Storytime. 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 & under. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 6 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. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Headley-Whitney Museum: “Ancient and Modern Poetry,” featuring poetry presentations, Greek dances and food. In collaboration with the Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church. 6-8 p.m. $25 per person. Reservations required. 4435 Old Frankfort Pike. Info: 527-7977. Jessamine Co. Library: Jump and Jive. 10:30
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a.m. Ages birth-5. Info: 885-3523. Rupp Arena: “Dragons” by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. Circus performers from around the world will showcase astounding acts of bravery and athleticism. Interactive experience opens one hour before showtime. 7 p.m. Sept. 6; 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Sept. 7; 1 & 5 p.m. Sept. 8. $15-$80. Info: 233-3535. Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium: Intergenerational dancing and live music. 7-9 p.m. Potluck snack break at 8 p.m. For all ages. $2 per person, $8 for a family. First time is free. 700 Leslie Ave., Frankfort. Norton Center for the Arts: presents Charles Ross, “One Man Lord of the Rings.” 8 p.m. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 4487469. Roots & Heritage Festival: Celebrate African American culture with food, music, a parade and street fair. Sept. 6-8. Visit www. rootsfestky.com for schedule. Elm Tree Lane. Info: 425-2255. Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 7 Louisville Zoo: Wild Walk, special animal encounters, demonstrations, music, door prizes and more. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. $50 pledge minimum required to attend. 1100 Trevilian Way. Info: (502) 459-2181. 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. 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. Div. of Parks & Rec: 13th Annual Dog Paddle. Bring your dog out to Woodland Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool. Humans will not be allowed to swim. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 per dog with two people. $5 for each additional person. Children under 10 admitted free with paying adult. All dogs must have proof of vaccination or rabies tag. Info: 288-2900. Therapeutic Recreation Fall Bowling League. 12:30-2:30
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p.m. Eastland Bowling Lanes. Info: 288-2908. Youth and Football Cheerleading Programs. Various locations. Info: 288-2915 or 288-2917. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Dabble with Art.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 non-members. Registration required. Imagination Station, “Aboriginal Medallions.” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Free with general admission of $8. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Seurat Scenes.” 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Irvine McDowell Park: Kid’s Fest, featuring inflatables, petting zoo, face-painting and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7; 1-5 p.m. Sept. 8. Richmond. Info: (859) 623-8753. UK Football: UK vs. Miami (OH). Noon. Tickets $50. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: 257-1818. Equus Run Vineyards: Summer Concert. Gates open at 4 p.m. Wine tasting 4-6:30 p.m. and buffet dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. $24.50 in advance, $28.50 at the gate. 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway. Info: 846-9465. Legacy All Sports: Open Gym. Join us for open gym, with safety certified staff and access to gym and trampolines. 6-9 p.m. $10/ members; $15/non-members. 261 Ruccio Way, Lexington. Info: 977-8862. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Jack Mitchell and Contrarians. 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. Raven Run: Stargazing, view the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. 8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info 2716105. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Summer’s End Drop-In Craft. 2-4 p.m. For families. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. For families. Info: 2315500.
Sunday 8 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See
Sept. 1. KY Wounded Warriors Silent Auction: Help the Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition support wounded soldiers by attending and making a bid on silent auction items including gift certificates, gym memberships, UK Basketball tickets, artwork and more. Celebration Center of Lexington, 1509 Trent Blvd. 6-7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-971-8737. 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: Create a Critter. 2 & 4 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Baptist Health Education Center: New Brother, New Sister class. 2:15-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-11; 4:15-5:30 p.m. for ages 3-7. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Great Expectations childbirth class. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Div. of Parks & Rec: Adult Fall Volleyball Leagues begin. Info: 288-2915. Lex Public Library: Central Library: M.I.T. Admissions Information Session. 2-3:30 p.m. For all ages. Visit www.mitadmissions.org/ visit/travel to register. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 2-4:15 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Info: 231-5500.
Monday 9 Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 10-11 a.m. Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 288-2352. Bluegrass Babywearing Group: Monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/ groups/bluegrassbabywearers/ Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 2. Info: 885-3523. Div. of Parks & Rec: Community Centers Open for the Season. Castlewood, Dunbar and Kenwick hours 3-9 p.m. Mon-Thurs and 3-7 p.m. Fri. Williams Wells brown hours 5-9 p.m. Mon-Fri and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Info: 288-2953. Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Aquatics. 3:15-5 p.m. through Nov. 4. Ages 4 & up. North YMCA. Info: 288-2908. Titleist Team Championship. Gay Brewer Jr. Course
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at Picadome. Info: 288-2908. Carnegie Center: How to Write a Winning College Essay. 5:30-7 p.m. Grades 11 & 12 and families. $20. Registration required. Upper Elementary Reading: Stories of Kentucky. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 28. Grades 3-5. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. 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: See Sept. 2. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump music and playtime. 11 a.m. Ages 1-3. Registration required. Info: 231-5500.
Tuesday 10 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 3. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Sept. 3. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 3. Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 3. Info: 885-3523. 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. Health Chats about Diabetes. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. UK Polk Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane. Info: 288-2352. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Nature Hunt.” 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. Tues-Fri. Free with general admission of $8. Teacher Open House. 5-7 p.m. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Sept. 3. Carnegie Center: Lower Elementary Reading group. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12. Grades K-2. Free. Registration required. Spanish for Kids, level one. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12. Grades 1-5. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. McConnell Springs: History to Chew On series, “Rascals, Heroes and Just Plain Uncommon Folks from Kentucky.” 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 225-4073.
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Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Sept. 3. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
LEGO Book Club. 6-6:45 p.m. Grades 2-3. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Sept. 4. Info: 231-5500.
La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 7:15 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.
Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 5.
Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Dragon Book Club. 4-5 p.m. Grades 2-3. Reservations required. The Primate Rescue Center, learn more about this unique organization that is home to more than 50 monkeys and apes. 7-8 p.m. For families and adults. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Sept. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Greek to Me!” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253.
Wednesday 11 Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “No Germs Allowed!” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Safe Kids Coalition: Car Seat Check-up Clinic. 2-4 p.m. By appointment. Free. Auto Tech Services, 780 Winchester Rd. Info: 323-1153. Jessamine Co. Library: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Info: 885-3523. Carnegie Center: Spanish for Kids, level two. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12. Grades 1-5. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2348. Baptist Health Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Babies R Us: Car Seat Safety class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time, crafts and stories. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Central Library: The Young and The Restless. See Sept. 4. Lunch & Stories at the Library. 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Northside Branch:
Kentucky Children’s Garden: Be a Bug. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Sept. 5. Carnegie Center: Outstanding Writers League. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 31. Grades 3-5. Free. Registration required. Math for Kids & Parents, Lower Elementary. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 14. Grades K-2 and parents or guardians. Free. Registration required. Math for Kids & Parents, Upper Elementary. 6:45-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 14. Grades 3-5 and parents or guardians. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Thursday Night Live: See Sept. 5. Moondance Performing Arts Amphitheater: Chinese Moon Festival. Includes moon cake competitions, talent shows and delicious Chinese foods available for purchase. Free. Beaumont Centre. Info: www.kycaa.org Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Sept. 5. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Sept. 5. Central Library: Jazz Live at the Library. 7 p.m. For all ages. Free. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 5. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 13 Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service: The Next Best Years: Living the Good Life. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $12, includes meals and materials. Registration deadline Sept. 6. 1140 Red Mile Place. Info: 257-5582. Jessamine Co. Library: Jump and Jive. See Sept. 6. Info: 885-3523. Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Sept. 6.
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Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. See Sept. 6. Boyle County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Danville. Info: (859) 583-1007 or (859) 236-2053. Lex Convention Center: Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention, featuring celebrity appearances, workshops, seminars, costume balls and more. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 13; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 14; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15. $25$15, three-day passes also available. Info: 233-4567. 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. Carnegie Center: Carnegie Center 21st Birthday Bash, live music, BBQ and drinks. 6-9 p.m. $21. Gratz Park. Info: 254-4175. Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium: Intergenerational dancing and live music. See Sept. 6. EKU Center for the Arts: presents “The Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion,” a high-tech stage show combining drama, comedy and suspense. 7:30 p.m. $30. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-1000 LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Gaye Fifer and Footbridge. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. $7 adults, $5 students and first-timers. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Info: 552-5433 Lexington Opera House: Black Jacket Symphony, performing AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” 8 p.m. $30-$35. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Sept. 6.
Saturday 14 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. Walk MS Lexington: Registration at 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. 1 and 3 mile options. 101 R.J. Corman Dr., Nicholasville. Info: http:// walkkyw.nationalmssociety.org. Evans Orchard: Apple Festival, pony and hay rides, play area, craft booths and more. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14; Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 15.
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180 Stone Rd., Georgetown. (502) 863-2255. Kid to Kid: Costume Sale. Find the best selection of affordable kids’ costumes. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 3090 Helmsdale Place. Info: 309-9701. Lex Philharmonic: PB&J Series, explore favorite children’s stories while enjoying sandwiches. 10 & 11 a.m. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle. Info: 233-4226. Louisville Zoo: An Appearance by Captain Current, learn about energy conservation and do a hands-on activity. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Zoo admission $15.95 adults, $11.50 seniors and children ages 3-11. 1100 Trevilian Way. Info: (502) 459-2181. Carnegie Center: Early Learner Book Club, “Into the Woods.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 and parents or guardians. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “3, 2, 1, BLASTFOFF.” See Sept. 7. Imagination Station, “Elements of Ecuador.” See Sept. 7. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Japanese Landscapes.” See Sept. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Sept. 7. LEGO Master Builder. Creativity knows no bounds as LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to create vehicles, spaceships, animals, nature, robots, and more. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911.
Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest: A five-acre corn maze, spooky farmhouse, pumpkins and more. Daily through Nov. 3. $9, children under 2 free. 877 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3676. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Art Garage. 11 a.m. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Info: 2315500.
Sunday 15 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Sept. 1.
UK Football: UK vs. Louisville. Noon. Tickets $81. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: 257-1818.
Raven Run: Butterflies, a walk to search the forest and meadows. 1 p.m. Info: 272-6105.
Legacy All Sports: Open Gym. Join us for open gym, with safety certified staff and access to gym and trampolines. 6-9 p.m. $10/ members; $15/non-members. 261 Ruccio Way, Lexington. Info: 977-8862.
Baptist Health Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 2-5 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Breastfeeding 101 class. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Baptist Health. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
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.
Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” Based on the book series by Kevin Henkes. The Queen of the World, a.k.a Lilly, suspects her new
baby brother is stealing the spotlight. Luckily, her fabulous purple plastic purse will surely prove she is the main attraction! 2 p.m. $15-$18. Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 15; 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 17; 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 18 & 19. Roles for ages 9-99. Auditions by appointment only. 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546 ext. 310. Boyd Orchards: Fall Festival, farm animal center, hayrides, play area, corn maze and more. Sept. 15-Oct 31. $10 adults, $7 children. 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles. Info: (859) 873-3097. Div. of Parks & Rec: Senior Trip: California Dreamin’- San Francisco to San Diego. Sept. 1523. Info: 278-6072.
Monday 16 Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Sept. 2. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 2. Info: 885-3523. 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. Lexington Opera House: presents The RidesStephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg. 7:30 p.m. $65.50-$75.50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535.
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Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2352. Health Chats about Diabetes. 5-6 p.m. Free. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2352. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes. 6-7 p.m. weekly. Free. For ages 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 3896678.
Level 1-8 may perform in Lexington Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker and Snow White. No fees or costume purchases.
Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Sept. 3. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples. 7:15-9:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.
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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Daring da Vincis art activities. 3:45 p.m. Grades K-5. Registration required. Eagle Creek Branch: Stories Before Bedtime: One World, Many Animals. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Registration required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Sept. 3. Info: 231-5500.
Wednesday 18 Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “One Simple Cell.” See Sept. 11. Jessamine Co. Library: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Info: 885-3523. Frankfort Medical Pavilion: Breastfeeding Basics class. 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 279 King’s Daughters Dr. Info: (877) 376-2631 or (502) 226-1655. EKU Center for the Arts: presents the Grammy-award winning band Chicago. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $57. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Sept. 11. Extreme Explorers: Spy Training. 3:45 p.m. Ages 6-10 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Central Library: The Young and The Restless. See Sept. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Sept. 11. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Sept. 4. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 19 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 5. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Busy Bee. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Sept. 5. Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Sept. 5. Marvelous Multiples, a class for parents expecting more than one baby. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 2606357. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Russian Faberge Eggs.” See Sept. 12. Thursday Night Live: See Sept. 5. Carnegie Center: Small group homework help with volunteer tutors. Grades K-12.
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Registration required. Space is limited. 4-6 p.m. (choose one hour). Free. 251 West Second St. Info: 254-4175. www. carnegiecenterlex.org 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. Breastfeeding Basics class. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Studio Players: present “Dracula Bites,” a vampire comedy. 8 p.m. Sept. 19-21; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Carriage House, 154 W. Bell Ct. Info: 257-4929. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Sept. 5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 5.
Friday 20 Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Sept. 6. Jessamine Co. Library: Jump and Jive. See Sept. 6. Info: 885-3523. MOMS Club of Lexington-East: Monthly Meeting, a support group for at-home moms. 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist ChurchAndover, 4131 Todds Road. Info: 955-0056. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. See Sept. 6. Festival Latino de Lexington: Enjoy a celebration of culture and heritage with Latino music, dancing and country presentation. 5-11 p.m. Sept. 20; 4-11 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. Info: 489-9707. Explorium: Member Night, featuring the Future Vet Program with real therapy dogs. 6-9 p.m. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253.
Sept. 21. Tickets start at $47. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: (859) 622-7469. Lex Philharmonic: “Revolution,” which includes Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Violin Concerto. 7:30 p.m. $20-$70. Singletary Center, 405 Rose St. Info: 233-4226. Boomslang: A three-day, multi-venue festival of music, art and other curiosities. Presented by WRFL. Sept. 20-22. $15-$50. Three-day pass $75, $60 for UK students. Visit www. boomslangfest.com for full schedule. Info: 257-8427. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Gallery Hop. 5-9 p.m. For all ages. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Sept. 6. Info: 231-5500.
Saturday 21 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. CASA Superhero Run/Walk: 9 a.m. 5K registration $20; 1K walk for ages 12 & under registration $12. The accompanying festival will feature superhero appearances, costume contest, crafts, inflatables and more. Free and open to all participants. Coldstream Park. Info: www.lexsuperherorun.com. 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. 39th Annual Midway Fall Festival: Arts, live music, petting zoo, food and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22. Downtown Midway. Info: (859) 846-4966. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Pollinator Game. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955.
The Little Gym of Lexington East: Parent’s Survival Night, kids enjoy music, games, crafts and pizza. 6-9 p.m. Children ages 3 & up. $30 non-members, $25 members. Registration required. Info: 266-2266.
Crave Lexington: A food and musical festival celebrating all things “from scratch.” 11 a.m.11 p.m. Sept. 21; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. MoonDance Amphitheater at Beaumont Circle. Info: 288-2925.
Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium: Intergenerational dancing and live music. See Sept. 6.
Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Legendary Dragon.” See Sept. 7. Imagination Station, “Fall Fiesta.” See Sept. 7. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Oldenburg’s Inventors.” See Sept. 7.
EKU Center for the Arts: presents Cirkopolis, a mesmerizing production that blends circus, dance and theatre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20; 2 p.m.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See
Sept. 7. McConnell Springs: Junior Naturalist Program, “Kentucky’s Autumn Trees.” 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. Info: 225-4073. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Ronald McDonald Clown Train Ride. 2 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children 2-12. 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: 873-2476. Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” Based on the book series by Kevin Henkes. The Queen of the World, a.k.a Lilly, suspects her new baby brother is stealing the spotlight. Luckily, her fabulous purple plastic purse will surely prove she is the main attraction! 2 & 7 p.m. Sept. 21; 2 p.m. Sept. 22. $15-$18. 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. Legacy All Sports: National Gymnastics Day. Join us for a fun filled day of games, gymnastics, tumbling and dance. All donations will benefit the UK Children’s Hospital via Children’s Miracle Network. 261 Ruccio Way. Info: 859-977-8862 or legacyallsports.com. Lexington Opera House: “Tribute to Ballets Russes,” performed by the Lexington Ballet. 7:30 p.m. $29.95, $19.75 students. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. Rupp Arena: Blake Shelton Ten Times Crazier Tour, featuring special guests Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer. 7:30 p.m. $25-$54.75. Info: 233-3535. Norton Center for the Arts: The Official Blues Brothers Revue presented by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer. 8 p.m. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Info: (877) 488-7469. Kids Baseball Camp: Conducted by former Major League Baseball player Josh Anderson. Ages 7-12, boys and girls. Free for first 50 registrants. Register online at www. churchatandover.org. The Baptist Church at Andover. Info: 361-0496. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Kick Off the New Season Drop-In Craft. 2-4 p.m. For families. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 22 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 1. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Sept. 1. Foundation for Latin American Culture & Arts: Health Fair, featuring information booths, music and children’s activities. Noon-4 p.m. Masterson Station Park. Info: 288-2925.
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: Ant Parade. 2 & 4 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. Baptist Health Education Center: Comfort Measures Childbirth Class. 3-5 p.m. Free Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357.
7:15-9:15 p.m. $30. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.
Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me. See Sept. 3.
La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.
Explorium: S.M.A.S.H. Club, “A Long Way Off.” See Sept. 11.
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Sept. 2. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 2. Info: 885-3523. Div. of Parks & Rec: Kiddie Kapers Classes Begin. Info: 288-2935. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Sept. 9.
Tuesday 24 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 3. Bluegrass Farmers Market: See Sept. 3. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 3. Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 3. Info: 885-3523. Explorium: Baby Explorers, “Balloon Bonanza.” See Sept. 10. The Sketch Pad. See Sept. 10. Baptist Health Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Sept. 3. Kentucky Families with Food Allergies: Support Group Meeting. 7 p.m. Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch. 3080 Fieldstone Way. Info: www.KyFoodAllergies.org Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Sept. 3. Ephraim McDowell Medical Ctr: Breastfeeding Class. 7 p.m. Free for those delivering at EMMC. Registration required. 217 S. Third St., Danville. Info: (859) 239-2534. Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials I class.
Jessamine Co. Library: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Info: 885-3523. Boyle County Public Library: Mommy-toMommy 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. Baptist Health Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Lexington Opera House: The 75th Anniversary Tribute to Benny Goodman. 7 p.m. $25-$50. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time. See Sept. 11. Central Library: The Young and The Restless. See Sept. 4. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 4. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Sept. 11. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. See Sept. 4. Village Branch: Fall Themed Drop-in Craft. 5 p.m. Grades K-5. Info: 231-5500.
Thursday 26 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 5. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Wiggly Worms. 10 a.m. & noon. $3 admission, children under 2
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free. Info: 257-6955. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Sept. 5. Carnegie Center: Small group homework help with volunteer tutors. Grades K-12. Registration required. Space is limited. 4-6 p.m. (choose one hour). Free. 251 West Second St. Info: 254-4175. www. carnegiecenterlex.org Baptist Health Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Sept. 5. Little Fingers, Little Toes infant care class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Chinese Ink Wash Painting.” See Sept. 12. Thursday Night Live: See Sept. 5. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies. See Sept. 5. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Sept. 5. Village Branch: Big and Little Storytime. 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 & under. Info: 231-5500.
Friday 27 Baptist Health Education Center: Fit Mommas. See Sept. 6. Jessamine Co. Library: Jump and Jive. See Sept. 6. Info: 885-3523. Anderson County Burgoo Festival: Food, entertainment and vendors. 10 a.m. Friday- 5 p.m. Sunday. Highway 27, Lawrenceburg. Info: (502) 680-0453. Kentucky Children’s Garden: Story Time. See Sept. 6. Attachment Parenting Group: Monthly meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.baby-moon.org. 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. Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium: Intergenerational dancing and live music. 7-9 p.m. Potluck snack break at 8 p.m. For all ages. $2 per person, $8 for a family. First time is free. 340 St. Clair St., Frankfort. EKU Center for the Arts: presents “Flashdance The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets start at $47. Info: (859) 622-7469.
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LexDance: Contra Dance with callers Barbara Ramlow and Michael French. 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 Studio Players: present “Dracula Bites,” a vampire comedy. 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Carriage House, 154 W. Bell Ct. Info: 257-4929. Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Sept. 6.
Saturday 28 Lexington Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. Bluegrass Farmers’ Market: See Sept. 7. McConnell Springs: Seed Propagation with Mary Carol Cooper. 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 2254073. Ky. Railway Museum: Dinosaur Train. Families and kids are sure to enjoy this adventure-filled train ride with music, stories, Nature Trackers Club guidebook and activities area, and a chance to meet Buddy, the T-Rex. Train departs at 10 a.m., 12:30 & 3 p.m. Tickets $25 for ages 2 and up. New Haven Depot, 136 S. Main St., New Haven. Info: 800-272-0152. Carnegie Center: How to Write a Winning College Essay. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Grades 11 & 12 and families. $20. Registration required. Young Chef Club. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Grades 2-4. $15. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: Super Saturdays, “Balderdash.” See Sept. 7. Imagination Station, “Fruit Painting.” See Sept. 7. Sketch Pad Discovery, “Painting like Pollack.” See Sept. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Sept. 7. Bluegrass Railroad Museum: Singing on the Railroad, barbershop and gospel quartets sing on board the train. 2 p.m. $13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children ages 2-12. 185 Beasley Rd., Versailles. Info: (859) 8732476. 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.
Legacy All Sports: Open Gym. Join us for open gym, with safety certified staff and access to gym and trampolines. 6-9 p.m. $10/ members; $15/non-members. 261 Ruccio Way, Lexington. Info: 977-8862. UK Football: UK vs. Florida. Time TBA. Tickets $65.50. Commonwealth Stadium. Info: 2571818. LexDance: Contra Dance with caller Darlene Underwood and the Berea Cast-Offs. 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. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Super Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Eagle Creek Branch: LEGO Club. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7-12. Northside Branch: Back to School with Comic Books! 2-3 p.m. Grades 2-3. Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime. See Sept. 7. Info: 231-5500.
Sunday 29 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Sept. 1. 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: Butterfly Friends. 2 & 4 p.m. $3 admission, children under 2 free. Info: 257-6955. 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. Div. of Parks & Rec: Jacobson Park Boat Dock closes for the season. Kentucky Horse Park: Paso Fino Grand National, horse show competition and speed events. Sept. 29-Oct 5. Info: 825-6000 or www. pfha.org.
Monday 30 Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: See Sept. 2. Jessamine Co. Library: Mother Goose Storytime. See Sept. 2. Info: 885-3523. Rupp Arena: WWE Live! 7:30 p.m. $17.50$97.50. Info: 233-3535. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Sept. 9. Y
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ittle, bespectacled Courtney took her for a two-week trip to Paris and Hausman – all 5-foot-4 of her – London where she saw “Hairspray” and might be one of the biggest and best “Wicked” (her favorite). triple threat stars at Dunbar High. She appeared in her first professional We’re not talking passing, running and production as a seventh grader when kicking on the football field or three-point Broadway Live brought “The Wizard of Oz” shooting on the basketball court. to the Opera House. But we are talking the boards Courtney auditioned for the – the stage. national touring company and That’s where Courtney won a part as a Munchkin and a shines... and sings, dances and Winkie. acts. Like she did as the lead “We played to sold-out last spring as a sophomore in performances, and it was the “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” coolest thing I’ve ever done,” Thoroughly delightful, she said. Courtney belted out show“It was the first time I had Courtney Hausman stopping songs and brought seen a professional touring w Dunbar Millie to effervescent life. group. The costumes, the lights, w 11th Grade In the halls of Dunbar, the joy of a professional show w Parents: Christine was obvious.” Courtney looks like the 4.0 & Charlie student she is. Said her mother Christine: “It She was a Duke TIP qualifier was exciting to see her up there. in seventh grade and is taking A.P. calculus She was having the time of her life.” and English this fall. Like all performers, Courtney puts in But on stage, she’s a dynamo. hard work before getting on stage. She “It’s thrilling,” she said. “You get takes dance classes, studies voice with to embody someone else and share a Joanna McCarty-Rogers, takes acting different story. I feel carefree on stage. lessons after school and performs every There’s nothing like it.” chance she gets. Courtney’s long-term goal is Broadway, She has danced since she was 2, and her where she has seen “The Lion King” and Diana Evans School of Dance group won “Mary Poppins.” the Grand National Title in New Orleans After fifth grade, her grandmother this summer.
(Courtney missed the event because she attended the Governor’s School of the Arts program at Transylvania University.) As a member of the Lexington Children Theatre’s Starlight Singers, an elite group of high school performers, Courtney sings around town. As an actor, Courtney works with Robyn Peterman Zahn and Diana Evans Pulliam through The REP, a Lexington non-profit educational theatre company whose producer is Hollywood actor Steve Zahn. Hollywood? Broadway? Who knows what waits for Courtney, who may be short in stature but is big in talent? Y
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Scholar Athlete of the Month Strong Foundation Built With Hard Work
Alexandra Finch • School: Lafayette High • Grade: 12th • Sports: Cheerleading • Academics: Alexandra has a 4.0 grade-point average in advanced classes. • Parent: Jennifer
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he only thing that Alexandra Finch seems to enjoy more than being a cheerleader at Lafayette High is working out to be a cheerleader. Alexandra, a sturdy 5-foot-4 senior, takes her workouts seriously. Six days a week, she trains up to three hours daily. Her cardio regimen alone is 6 miles on the treadmill, then it’s off to the weights and stretching. See, you gotta be tough to be a cheerleader – especially when you’re at the base of the pyramid. When those tiny cheerleaders pose at the top, it’s Alexandra and girls like her supplying the support. But that doesn’t mean Alexandra is enjoying the experience any less. Cheerleading is her greatest joy. “She is so happy on the stage,” her mother Jennifer says about Alexandra during cheerleading competitions. “The look on her face is unbelievable. It’s truly where her heart is.” Alexandra has been cheering since she started gymnastics as a 5-year-old. Competition came soon thereafter with Showtime All-Stars and Kentucky Elite, a program of Premier Athletics. With Showtime as a seventhgrader, Alexandra and her teammates placed ninth in the prestigious World Championships in Orlando. During those years, her competitions resulted in numerous national titles and three appearances on ESPN. When she entered high school, she
focused solely on the Generals team, which has developed into a vastly improved program. Last year, the team won the National Cheerleading Assn. title in Louisville. “That was our first big win and it was gratifying because we have improved so much,” Alexandra said. Given all her other activities, it’s amazing she has time for cheerleading. Alexandra carries a 4.0 grade-point average in advanced classes and has participated in Student Council and Beta Club. She has volunteered all over town, most memorably for her at the Jesus Prom, a dance for students with disabilities sponsored by Southland Christian Church. In summer, she has worked as a lifeguard and camp counselor, and she hopes to be a veterinarian. To test the waters, she will participate in the school district’s Experience-Based Career Education program, working at various businesses. That should encompass her many interests. She is working on the school paper and enjoys creative writing. Her short story, inspired by “The Great Gatsby,” was chosen for the web site TeenInk.com. It's all part of her work ethic. “She’s well organized and can juggle her gymnastics, homework and other projects,” her mother said. “She has worked for everything.” Y
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A Calling to Change Lives It’s an hour past dismissal at Garden Springs Elementary and any questions about the influence of second-grade teacher Michelle Shreffler are answered when 10-year-old Leila Scott enters the room and melts into Shreffler’s lap. Is Mrs. Shreffler a good teacher? “She’s awesome and we did lots of fun projects with her,” said Leila, Shreffler’s former student and a fifth grader now. Just 15 minutes after Leila departs, two more children visit Shreffler to get hugs, which wouldn’t surprise her principal, Jimmy Brehm. “What sets Michelle apart is the classroom environment she creates,” he said. “Kids don’t want to leave and they can’t wait to get back. “She loves her kids and they respond to that. That’s something that can’t be taught.” If ever someone was born for the classroom, it’s Shreffler. When she
was in sixth grade, she presented a project to the class about her desire to teach. “I feel God called me to teaching,” she said. “He gave me certain gifts to do that. Besides, what other job gives you the chance to change 24 young lives?” Shreffler is a traveler, visiting Europe and most of the U.S. She loves movies and gardening, and is happiest when outdoors. Every summer, she camps for two to three weeks with her family in Western Pennsylvania. But the classroom is where she really lives. After graduating from college in 2002, Shreffler joined the staff at Garden Springs where she’s taught ever since. She’s a bit of an actor in class, using exaggerated facial expressions and voices to convey drama, but she’s 100% genuine when it comes to modeling behavior and expectations.
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“If I want kind and considerate behavior, then I model that. The same with being tolerant and saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’” she said. Her students also learn generosity from Shreffler, who invites students and families to her home once a year to make sugar cookies or to a group picnic at Shillito Park. “It’s about building community,” she said. “I’m excited to be a teacher. Every time they learn something new it fills your tank. It makes you want to come back and keep going, keep impacting lives.”
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