TOPS in Lexington Magazine, September 2015

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34 Out & About 36 TOPS In Lexington Preview Party #1 38 TOPS In Lexington Preview Party #2 40 Freedom Fest #1 42 Freedom Fest #2 44 Kentucky Bank Tennis Sponsor Night 46 Kentucky Bank Tennis 48 Marriott Griffin Gate Golf Outing 50 Minority Business Expo. 170 American Red Cross Beach Ball Bash 172 Park Equine International Polo Cup 174 Picnic with the POPS #1 176 Picnic with the POPS #2 178 Picnic with the POPS #3 180 Golf Fore the Hungry 182 TOPS & Tails Pink Carpet Couture #1 184 TOPS & Tails Pink Carpet Couture #2 218 TOP Shots

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54 Sports: The Return of Nos-Drew-Damus! 68 Our Schools: High Expectations, All Around 71 Family: Shopping with Kids in Tow 77 Parties: Hosting a Kids’ Party that Even Adults Can Enjoy 78 Etiquette & Entertaining: Develop Your Style 126 Fashion: Tailgate Time 129 Gardening: The Summer Soak of 2015 130 Relationships: Just Because 167 Business News 190 Weddings: Dare to Bare - But Not Too Much 196 TOP 5 Dining: Sushi 198 Taste of Thyme: Tailgating Touchdown! 204 Lesley’s List 207 Lex & the City 212 Save the Date


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Woodland Art Fair

Bruce Parker and Meredith Downey of The Woodford Inn attend the Woodford County Twilight Festival

Tyler Hughes, KJ & Nakada Jennings, Jessica & John McNamara attend The Press Open House



Matthew Valentine at the Crime Stopppers Shoot Out

Sonia Boniface and Carol Siler at Women Leading Kentucky

Blake, Laura, Hugh and Christina James at Market On National Open House


center, but despite his talents, the Bulldogs lost a ton of talent on both sides of the ball due to graduation. Those annoying as hell cowbells will be ringing, but I’m calling a Kentucky upset and their first SEC win on the road in years. • Public Service Announcement: Don’t go to Starkville. Ever. • Tennessee 34, Kentucky 31: Dear Lord, please take away my hatred of all things Tennessee. I feel like my loathing of everything Volunteers is starting to affect my health. I don’t like their players. I don’t like their coach. I don’t like their colors. I don’t like their fans. All this inner angst doesn’t change the fact Butch Jones has Tennessee restocked with SEC talent. The Vols are the trendy pick to win the SEC East. Our Wildcats will be game, but UT kicks a late field goal for the win. Never forget this about Tennessee football: they are low down. They are dirty. They some snitches. This is a mantra for all of us to live by. • Georgia 45, Kentucky 24: This is Kentucky’s biggest challenge, and rightfully so. Offensively, the Booooo-Dawgs are loaded with running back Nick Chubb and enough depth to fill all the lifeboats the Titanic had. Winning in Athens is never easy, but this year, it might be next to impossible. Too many weapons for the Wildcats to pull off the upset. Athens is pretty awesome, though. Make the trip if you can. • Boom Williams will be an All-SEC running back by season’s end. The sophomore from Georgia has NFL-caliber speed and explosiveness. He gets a hole, he sees the hole, and BOOM he is gone. See what I did there? Anyway, Williams has the opportunity to be Kentucky’s best running back since Rafael Little. If he stays healthy, there’s no reason why he can’t be one of the tops at his position in the conference. • Kentucky 34, Vanderbilt 7: Thank you, Vandy, for your smoldering crash back to planet Earth last season. Now stay that way. Go back to being, you know, VANDERBILT. Kentucky has more talent and depth at every position in this match up. Kentucky wins big. Celebrate by hitting up Broadway in Nashville and honky tonk your face off. • Kentucky 135,121, Charlotte -4: This is UNC-Charlotte’s first year as an FBS program. This game will be ugly and the Wildcats will roll big. Their mascot is the 49er. I thought the Gold Rush was on the west coast. So much for my history degree. This will be the game we see Drew Barker and the future of the offense. God willing, he’ll get plenty of snaps in what should be a blowout. • Kentucky 42, Louisville 38: Last year’s heartbreaker will be this year’s triumph. Bobby Petrino’s Dirty Birds lost eight players to the NFL draft and questions abound at quarterback. This is a karma win for Kentucky and a huge victory for Mark Stoops and the future of the program. Plus, I hate Louisville. I have no objectivity here. • Kentucky goes 7-5 and is bowl eligible. Cue Kool and The Gang. It’s time to get our “Celebration” on. Let’s get weird. Somebody grab my butt and I’ll start the conga line. • Win or lose, whatever bowl game UK goes to, anticipation is at an all-time high for 2016. All the young talent Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow has put together is one year older, coming off the program’s first bowl win since the 2009 Liberty Bowl. Recruiting, already at an all-time high, gets even better because Kentucky is actually WINNING. Patrick

Towles enters the season as one of the best quarterbacks in the country. The new facilities are the envy of the college football world. All Kentucky football prayers start to get answered. • I start having panic attacks when I think about how far the program has come and how far it could go. This will include my sudden unemployment, talking to my invisible friends, dying my hair red like Mark Stoops, pleading with Vince Marrow to just hang out with me, and yelling “I AM YOUR #1 FAN!” to an empty Commonwealth Stadium every time there’s a full moon. • Expect to hear a lot awesome talk about Tyler Ullis, Mychal Mulder, Isaiah Briscoe, and Jamal Murray. All four have been reportedly impressive over the summer. Unlike other John Calipari teams, Kentucky’s backcourt will be leading the way. He won’t have seventeen seven-footers to pummel the opposition with this season. Will the Dribble Drive offense make its return? Will Coach Cal imitate the “small ball” system the Golden State Warriors used to win the NBA title? Remember, there is nothing more important come March Madness than a strong backcourt. UK should have that in spades. • Expect to hear a lot of crazy talk about Skal Labissiere. No, he is not the next Anthony Davis. No, he is not the next Karl Anthony-Towns. No, he is not the next Nerlens Noel or Willie Cauley-Stein or Sam Bowie or any other big man in Kentucky basketball history. Labissiere will be the best version of himself: an offensively gifted seven-footer with three point range that is a good rebounder. Yes, he will be a star. Yes, he will a lottery pick and could be the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Just keep your expectations in check and don’t forget big men take longer to develop than any other position in basketball. • Big Blue Madness will continue to be biggest showcase in all of college basketball. This is shocking, said ‘No One Ever’. Let’s hope Drake doesn’t air ball his first three point attempt. That messes with a guy’s swagger. • Unlike previous years, Coach Cal will have at least two commitments for the early signing period. I have no idea who they will be, but I guarantee they will be awesome. The 2016 class is loaded with talent. Kentucky (along with Duke) is in the position to “pick” which prep All-Americans they want, as opposed to “recruiting” who they want. Opposing coaches won’t be able to use Kentucky’s platoon system of 2015 against Coach Cal any longer. We’re in for the best of times, Big Blue Nation. Cherish it. Don’t let it pass you by. The state of Kentucky athletics is at an all-time high. Celebrate, but I hereby outlaw The Chicken Dance. It’s just plain stupid looking. Cheers to you and yours. Let’s get this ball rolling! •



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When a not-for-profit organization outgrows both its “birth name” and existing mission, what happens next determines either its brilliant future, or its eventual demise. by Mary Ellen Slone


ll too often, organizations resist or reject change. Then, without compelling new challenges to undertake, they fade into the proverbial sunset. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis recognized long ago that its cumbersome name needed to be retired in favor of something more relevant, less medical and easier to remember. The simple but dramatic new one – The March of Dimes™ (adopted in 1949) addressed the need to make their group more inclusive and compelling. It also subsequently challenged them to expand their outreach. This wellregarded national organization has accomplished their mission and continues to be recognized not only across our commonwealth, but also for leadership all across America.

volunteers, including Salk, his wife, three sons, and his laboratory staff. In 1954 national testing began on one million school children aged six to nine, who later were known as the Polio Pioneers. On April 12, 1955, a grateful nation learned that the polio vaccine was safe and effective. Since then, widespread use of the vaccine has virtually eliminated polio not only domestically, but throughout the world.

The March of Dimes – Then, Today, Tomorrow Infantile paralysis, or polio, is an infectious and debilitating disease that swept across America in the late 1930s, leaving victims partly or fully paralyzed. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt contracted the disease in 1921 when he was only 39 and was unable to walk unaided for the remainder of his life. Roosevelt was committed to funding research to drastically curb and ultimately eliminate the epidemic of polio across the world. In 1938 he appointed close friend and former law partner Basil O’Connor to lead the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP), which later became known as the March of Dimes. Radio star and philanthropist Eddie Cantor helped the effort by urging his listeners to send their spare change to the group, “a march of dimes to reach all the way to the White House”. Audiences responded enthusiastically, the organization got a new name, and by 1945 it had raised 18.9 million dollars towards uncovering the mysteries of polio and preventing it from spreading.

In the decades after the use of Salk’s successful vaccine, the March of Dimes has redirected its mission towards improving the health of babies through preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality. The organization’s current focus is “Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait”.

The organization’s greatest hope for a vaccine that would ultimately eliminate polio centered around the research and field testing of a March Dr. Jonas Salk of Dimes grantee, Jonas Salk, M D. Dr. Salk, realizing the enormous trust placed in him, often worked around the clock to create, test, and ultimately deploy the vaccine. When it was deemed safe, the vaccine – a relatively painless injection – was initially tested in

For the past thirty years, premature births in the United States have risen alarmingly. To combat this serious trend, the national March of Dimes organization created its Prematurity Campaign. This initiative’s goal was to increase public awareness and to decrease the preterm birth rate to 8.1% by 2020. It encourages pregnant mothers to take better care of themselves and their babies before, during, and after the child’s birth. The Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait outreach program uses professional and community education to stress waiting until labor begins on its own if both mother and baby are healthy. It focuses on every aspect of pregnancy in order to help mothers have the healthiest baby possible.

Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait



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The last few weeks of pregnancy are critical to a baby’s development. Major organs like the brains, lungs and liver are still growing, the senses continue to develop, and the baby is learning to suck and swallow. Yet every year, nearly 6,000 Kentucky babies are born prematurely. There are as many causes for the situation as there are opportunities to significantly diminish the statistic, most critically the need to disseminate information targeted to pregnant mothers. The March of Dimes wants to help decrease preterm births and ensure that every baby gets the benefit of a full-term pregnancy. This caring organization’s objectives include: • Providing resources and knowledge about factors causing premature births • Stressing the importance of the last few weeks of a pregnancy to proper fetal development • Changing attitudes and behaviors of providers and consumers in order to impact community-specific risk factors. If you’re young, pregnant, possibly frightened or just want to know more about what you can do to create the healthiest outcome for your baby, the March of Dimes organization can be of assistance. There is FREE, confidential, and easy-to-understand information available online for mothers- and fathers-to-be online at Kris & Blake Church This year, Kris & Blake Church will be honored as the 2015 Greater Bluegrass Signature Chefs Auction Ambassador Family in loving memory of their daughters Kaylin and Tennyson. Compassion and understanding from many different individuals and organizations has helped Kris and Blake keep their faith and survive the unimaginable loss of the twins three months before their due date. It’s immediately evident how their lives have been changed through their experience and why they’ve chosen to become involved with the March of Dimes in honor of their daughters. This is Kris’s narrative: “Blake and I had no warning that our babies were in trouble until I needed to be rushed to the hospital. Up until that day, I’d enjoyed a relatively comfortable pregnancy – but when we viewed the ultrasound, we knew that we were in serious danger of losing our twins. Although the hospital medical staff was incredibly caring, and they utilized all of the medical interventions possible to save our twins, God had a different plan for our family.



“Our girls entered the world at 21 weeks old – a point at which life is not sustainable. Blake and I got to hold our daughters before they received their tiny angel wings: those precious moments and the packing up of all their matching clothes and gifts at home was an experience we will never forget. I took a month off of teaching to help myself heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. “During that time I began researching premature birth and the grieving process for families losing children too soon. I came across information on the March of Dimes website and contacted them to see how we could get involved, not only to honor Kaylin and Tennyson, but also to possibly help other families who might have to face the same circumstances. These amazing, caring folks helped me to work through my grief: over 2 months’ time, I learned not only a great deal about the March of Dimes, but also came to realize what a vast and powerful force that organization is – locally and beyond. “I returned to the classroom at Southern Middle School – still with a heavy heart (but never once with a ‘Why us, God?’ question.) Through the help of my Southern Middle School family, the local community, and our family and friends, we were able to raise more than $8,000 for the March of Dimes for research towards preventing premature births. Losing Kaylin and Tennyson has become a forever part of our story; it has given our family a forever connection with the March of Dimes because we know, first hand, what a caring organization they are, and that they want the best for Lexington’s next generation of babies. Now that we have our newest daughter, Emerson, our story has come full circle.”

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A message from the March of Dimes’ Greater Bluegrass Signature Chefs Auction Event Chair: Laura T. Boison Lexington Market President / US Bank “We all benefit from the research and treatments discovered or sponsored by the March of Dimes: the end of polio; the emphasis on genetic research to better understand premature births; the efforts to prevent birth defects. My husband and I are parents of five and grandparents of two: there is no greater gift than the health of ALL children!!” Your support for the March of Dimes will be greatly appreciated: Join us for a special evening of fun for a purpose: The 2015 Greater Bluegrass Signature Chefs Auction For the Benefit of the March of Dimes Friday, October 9th, at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa 6-9:30 pm Featuring savory tastings, prepared by 15 awesome chefs! Live Auction featuring the Bermuda Mavericks Comedy Team Questions about the March of Dimes or the Signature Chefs Auction? Please contact Holly Collins at 859-402-1707




Hosting a Kids’ Party that Even Adults Can Enjoy If you have school-age kids, you have probably attended your fair share of kids’ birthday parties. They can be a blast for the kids, they have the reputation for being complete torture for adult guests! Next time you plan a party for your kids, think about these six tips to make a kid’s party a little more tolerable for the adults who might be sticking around. 1. Allow parents to drop off the kids. If your children are old enough, make it this clear to the parents. There is nothing that makes a parent happier than hearing that they can drop off their kid at a party. Birthday parties are usually no more than a couple of hours long, which is the perfect time for a parent to run a few kid-free errands. This works especially well if you are hosting your party at an outside venue where kids will be occupied the entire party. 2. Think about food choices for adults. Some parents may stick around for the entire party even if you let them know that they are welcome to drop off kids. For those parents, provide a few snacks other than chicken fingers and juice boxes. One small adult-only snack with a few grown up drink options will do the trick. 3. Provide a spot for parents to hang out. Whether you are hosting the party at your house or at an outside venue, think about a spot where parents can relax during the party. If the party happens to be during a Kentucky football or basketball game or other big sporting event, make that spot in front of a large television, if possible. If you are going to serve adult snacks and drinks, you can set them up in this area so parents know that they are welcome to help themselves at any point. 4. Be available. If parents do stick around for a kid’s birthday party, be available to interact with them. Sometimes we can get so sucked into the party activities that we forget to interact with all the guests. Chatting with the other parents for a few minutes and periodically checking on them will make everyone feel more welcome. It can also be a great way to make a new friend! 5. If kids need to bring anything to the party with them, specify that on the invitation. For example, for a bowling party, kids will need to wear socks to rent bowling shoes. For a swimming party, kids will want to bring a towel. Make sure the invitation mentions that, even if it seems obvious. We all lead busy lives and may not think of those little details if it does not say anything on the invitation. If there is something specific that kids might need to bring, have a few extras on hand just in case someone forgets. 6. Skip the gift opening. For both school age kids and younger, skipping the gift opening is a good idea. Younger kids will have a hard time sitting still during the gift opening portion of the party. And, for older kids, skipping the gift opening will avoid gift comparisons. If you choose to not open gifts at the party, make sure your child thanks guests for their gifts later by sending a handwritten thank you note. Next time you plan a child’s birthday party, remember the grown-ups. Just a few little thoughtful touches will make the party a success for every single one of the guests!

by Deanna Talwalkar Party Planner Extraordinaire Photo & Styling by Mirabelle Creations



Etiquette & Entertaining

Keep Your Eyes Open to Develop Your Style


s the summer season passes, most people have enjoyed very comfortable entertaining better known as outside casual. Plastic plates, burgers on the grill and ice cold watermelon have been the weekly fare. With little advance planning or preparation, an easy get together just seemed to come about. It is now time to shift gears into a totally different pace and expectation. Consider a more elegant approach to entertaining. Some hostesses steer away from this type of entertaining as they are not familiar with how to prepare or set up an elegant party or dinner. To begin, become interested in everything that has to do with a more formal style. Keep your eyes open to everything around you which could provide inspiration and ideas. Become a student of what you see. Study magazines, books, store displays, TV programs, and homes where you visit. Matisse said it best, “Everything we see passes through the eye, to be filed in a little room and then amplified by the imagination”. Begin an inspiration folder by tearing out pictures of ideas you like. Through this exercise you will see your own personal style emerge. Buy things you love, not what someone tells you to buy. You cannot play by someone else’s rules if you intend to train your eye and create your own personal style. Find an area in your home where you can store all your china, crystal, silver and accessories when not in use. If these items are visible and accessible, you will use them more often and group them together in ways not thought of before. On a certain day, you might see a vase as a container for breadsticks or grandmother’s little sugar bowl to hold freshly cut daisies. Dismiss the proper names given place setting by the china companies. A salad plate might be used for breakfast, a luncheon plate for dessert. You can decide for



yourself what you prefer under certain circumstances. You don’t have to follow the dictates of others once you have developed the tools to see and use an item as you like. Use something as it is pleasing to your eye. Practice setting your table in many different ways. Create the table scape to look pleasing to yourself. Don’t ask others if they like it. Develop your confidence in your own creativity. Look at a stack of linen napkins. Place the napkins on the table in a color pattern. For example, focus on primary colors setting the places with red, yellow and blue napkins alternately. Then work with white or light neutral to support the strong colors. Pick up the colors again in the flowers to give the table “the punch”. Another possibility might be to set the table entirely in white with glistening silver to supply the focal point. If the elegant, formal table is uncharted territory for you, why not begin with a ladies’ luncheon. After your study, observation and practicing, this type of event will certainly boost your confidence. Once you see what you can do in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, your spirit will soar. You will have discovered a whole new passion and talent when you open your eyes to see it. “I believe talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it!” - Maya Angelou

by Sue Ann Truitt Etiquette & Entertaining Consultant

Fascinating Fashion

Fascinating Fashion

Photography: Kristin Tatem Stylists: Kristen Oakley and Megan Hillenmeyer Location: Keeneland Hair: Chandler Shahin and Alexis Prince, Você Makeup: Lindsay Whitt, Chanel Dillard’s Flowers: Best of Flowers

Tweed sheath dress with matching capelet By Laura Mancini; Black handbag by Whiting and Davis; Black Necklace by Weill; Earrings by Modital Bijoux (Carl Meyers). 18kt yellow gold ring with Blue Topaz and Peridot; South Sea Tahitian grey pearl and diamond ring by Yvel (Corbett-Frame Jewelers).



Fascinating Fashion

Fur trimmed floral coat by Weill; Earrings by Boyer New York; Handbag in blush by Elazer (Carl Meyers).




In addition to great music, The Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience wouldn’t be complete without the best local BBQ. Enjoy some of the best pit smoked BBQ in the state of Kentucky. Juicy pulled pork, tender slabs of ribs, and savory chicken, all seasoned with a variety of mouth-watering dry rubs, sauces and seasonings. After dinner, celebrate the true “spirit” of Kentucky with tastings of some of the finest hand-crafted bourbons available in their very own Bourbon Tasting Lounge. For fans of something with a fruity flair, try a featured Sailor Jerry Rum or Four Roses Bourbon cocktail. Or cool off with a cold brew or two at their Budweiser Bar. Plus, no summer festival is complete without traditional fair favorites like ice-cold lemonade, funnel cakes, ice cream, and ribbon fries.

Kelley Farms’ Giant Corn Maze The Kelley Family has been operating their farm in Southern Fayette County for more than a hundred years. They began with a small country store and tobacco operation, and over the years, expanded with produce and livestock. Today, Farmer John, his children, and grandchildren continue the tradition. The Kelleys no longer produce tobacco or run the country store, but they do continue to farm fruit, cattle, pumpkins and other vegetables on the soil they love so much. But their claim to fame is Central Kentucky’s original Giant Corn Maze. The 10-acre maze has been a favorite Bluegrass fall destination for years. Each year, the maze is designed using a top-secret method. 2014’s design celebrated the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, and activities included a Wizard of Oz-themed scavenger hunt! With both a beginner and advanced maze, as well as a special corn maze for children, all visitors can challenge themselves through the unexpected twists and turns. When asked how the maze is created, we got this reply: “Our exact process is a secret, but we can tell you we do it the old fashioned way and it takes a lot of practice. We do not use a GPS system! Our corn is planted months in advance, and carefully cut out in a special design. It takes some serious math skills and a lot of patience.” Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park On Sunday, September 13 from 11am-6pm, bring the family to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort and enjoy the Fall Arts Festival. Described by the founders as an “experiential arts festival”, the purpose of the event is to provide the public with free opportunities to make art and watch live demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists, and all ages and abilities are encouraged. No experience is required to participate, just a desire to have fun! A few of the art activities offered include community sculpture projects, pottery wheel demonstrations, book binding, tie-dyeing, storytelling, sticker making, a sculpture scavenger hunt, art facts presented by the Kentucky Historical Society, and more to be announced. In addition to hands-on activities, this event is a great opportunity to observe artists at work. Watch German artist-in-residence Heike Endemann use a chainsaw to carve her massive wood sculpture, or see Chris Wilder conduct a traditional raku firing process for ceramics. The event will also feature more indepth workshops for an additional




charge. Examples include Hot Metal Pour, in which Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum helps you create your own cast aluminum relief sculpture ($30), learn glass blowing and create your own Christmas ornament ($35), or take a Blacksmithing class and learn to hammer your own decorative hook on the blacksmith’s anvil ($25). Along with art activities, guests can enjoy live music, yoga, hot air balloon rides, professional face painting, and great food vendors like White Lightning, Cheesy Mac, La Fiesta Grande Mexican Cuisine and Crank and Boom Ice Cream. Fall Festival at Evans Orchard & Cider Mill Evans Orchard & Cider Mill is a fun farm in Georgetown for kids and kids at heart. Join them in kicking off the apple season with their annual Apple Festival on Saturday September 12, from 9:30am-6pm, and Sunday September 13 from 12-6pm. There will be fun for the whole family with pony and hayrides, a fun filled play area, craft booths, and huge selection of great food! You can pick your own apples, pears, strawberries and blueberries (when in season), and they will be making their famous fried apple pies, caramel apples, and apple cider. Evans Orchard grows over 20 acres of peaches, apples and pears, and more than 20 acres of vegetables. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find their Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of perfection for the best flavor and nutritional value. While you are in the Gift Store, be sure to sample their delicious, creamy homemade fudge, and try the apple cider donuts or perhaps a fried apple pie, along with a glass their homemade, delicious cider. If you’re making a day of it, plan to include a visit to the Sweet Apple Café and Bakery for a hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken sandwich, rib-eye sandwich, pulled pork cooked with their own apples, ice cream, or apple dumplings. For the kids, there is a fun play area that will entertain everyone from the youngest toddlers to the young at heart, such as the Jumbo Jumper, The Apple Cider Slider, Rat Racers Big Wheel Track, Corn Maze, Swings and Tire Climbs, Corn Bin Play Boxes, Hay Castle and much more. The play area is open every day that the market is open for a single admission fee. Season passes are also available.



Bourbon County Secretariat Festival Mark your calendars for the weekend of September 18-20, and head out to the picture-perfect backdrop of Bourbon County for the 8th Annual Secretariat Festival in historic Paris, Kentucky! The Secretariat Festival offers a schedule of events over the course of three days, inviting visitors of all ages to the heart of horse country to celebrate its most famous resident. Honoring Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner and showcasing the Commonwealth’s pride in its rich equine history, this event promises to be fun-filled day for all ages. The Festival begins with Friday’s Barrel Mane-ia and Bourbon tasting in downtown Paris, and continues on Saturday with a wide range of events at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds including equine demonstrations & competitions, art, craft and memorabilia fair, children’s activities, celebrity autograph signing featuring the Meadow Stable team, silent auction, and a variety of food and entertainment, with free admission for all. While you’re there, why not take a tour of the farm where Secretariat lived? The official Secretariat Tour takes you through historic Claiborne Farm, one of America’s most prominent horse breeding properties. It’s an intimate look at where the great champion lived out his days as a stallion following his legendary racing career. The tour concludes with a visit to Secretariat’s gravesite. Tours will last approximately forty minutes and depart on the hour beginning at 9:30am until 3:30pm. Those wishing to take the tour can meet the bus at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Festival tour location 10 minutes prior to departure. Each farm tour participant will receive a complimentary Secretariat gift as a keepsake of their visit.


The Kentucky Bourbon Trail If you haven’t taken part in this quintessential Kentucky experience, what are you waiting for? The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is known around the world for being the ideal way to experience Kentucky’s history and enjoy its most loved beverage. Perhaps the easiest way to plan your trip is through There, you can request your passport to any one (or all nine!) of the distilleries on the trail. You can also download their app to have all the information you need in your pocket. At your first distillery stop, you’ll be given your passport, which serves as a fun way to keep track of the distilleries you’ve visited and a souvenir of your trip. Each time you visit a member distillery, you’ll collect stamps in your Passport. Those that finish the entire Bourbon Trail will earn a complimentary t-shirt. Bragging rights, anyone? According to the Kentucky Distiller’s Association, the Bourbon Trail is best experienced over the course of at least three days. Exploring the nine legendary distilleries and all that our Commonwealth has to offer isn’t something that can be done quickly. After all, the point of bourbon making (and drinking) is to savor the experience. Contrary to what the name suggests, The Kentucky Bourbon Trail has no beginning or end, so it’s best to plan your trip around the activities you enjoy, whether it’s big-city nightlife, picturesque country towns, Bourbon-themed hotels or historic bed & breakfast accommodations. Heaven & Evan Tour The Heaven & Evan is an intimate touring and tasting experience no bourbon lover will soon forget. The tour transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in just five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for folks looking to maximize their time. For just $175 per person, you have the opportunity to visit two classic stops on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heri-


tage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. Along the way, you can learn from master distillers and taste some of the world’s finest bourbons, including some that are exclusive to each of the properties. The experience begins at The Galt House, where Mint Julep Tours will pick you up and transport you to Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center. Once there, you can whet your appetite with heavy appetizers and specialty cocktails before partaking in an intimate bourbon tasting held inside a working rickhouse of America’s largest independent, familyowned producer of bourbon. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting, which will include Larceny and William Heaven Hill Bottled-InBond, a product available exclusively at the Bourbon Heritage Center. While inside the rickhouse, guests will also be given the rare opportunity to pull and taste Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Bourbon straight from a barrel utilizing a Whiskey Thief! After your experience at the Bourbon Heritage Center, Mint Julep Tours will transport you back to Louisville to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. There, inside the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge, guests will be treated to even more heavy appetizers, desserts and specialty cocktails. Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting that includes Evan Williams Single Barrel and two premium offerings: Evan Williams 12-Year-Old, and Evan Williams 23-Year-Old, which normally retails for $289 per bottle. The night wraps with a guided tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, during which everyone will get the opportunity to sign a barrel of bourbon. As a keepsake, guests will receive a complimentary specialty-labeled bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by Master Distiller Denny Potter and Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs.




Heaven & Evan will take place on Friday September 25. The event begins at 4pm and ends at approximately 9:30pm.

fall activity and enjoy a great wine tasting experience, put Black Barn Winery on your list!


Located on 35 acres in the heart of Central Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, Equus Run Vineyards was voted by CNN Travel as a “Must See Hidden Treasure of the United States”. Amidst quaint thoroughbred horse farms, centuries-old stone fences and the pictureesque charm of Midway, Equus Run is the ideal place to enjoy a picnic, take in a game of croquet or bocce, enjoy a game of golf on the putting green, take a leisurely walk through the promenade gardens, or go fishing or kayaking on the scenic South Elkhorn Creek.

What could be better than a beautiful fall day, spectacular landscapes, interesting architecture and locally produced wine? Take a guided tour through the rolling hills and horse farms of the Bluegrass Region to some of Kentucky’s unique and beautiful vineyards and wineries. While there are numerous wineries worth exploring, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. PRODIGY VINEYARDS AND WINERY Located in the heart of the Bluegrass on the Peach Family Farm, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery in Woodford County offers a variety of award winning wines in an idyllic setting. Join them for their year round “Sip & Savor” Fridays. Enjoy free, live music from 6:30–8:30pm featuring local artists! If you’re hungry, they offer a diverse menu with delicious selections from their grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the Onyx bar and tables. While you’re there, browse their gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.


Nestled among birch trees and flower beds is their stone-faced Tasting Room and Gift Shop, which was once a farm tool shed. There, you can enjoy wine tastings and a picnic garden area with a tiered deck overlooking the Riesling vineyards and golf putting green. It’s the perfect setting for an idle afternoon of sipping and socializing. Remember to take a photo with their horse sculpture, Vegetariat, or any of their other Horsemania sculptures.

Wine tasting is just $5 or $8 to sample your choice of six award-winning wines. The tasting comes with a complimentary glass to take home. True wine devotees can join their Wine Club and receive special discounts and member privileges. If you just want to stop by and relax, check out their weekly specials at For example, Tuesday is Ladies Night, or “W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity). From 4-6pm, ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price or a Wine Frappé (Slushie) when on tap. Cheers to that! BLACK BARN WINERY Those who have visited Black Barn Winery say that it truly embodies the Kentucky spirit. The small, family owned winery is housed inside a renovated tobacco barn, located just 4 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park. The friendly staff and the breathtaking property sets the mood for the whole experience. And their wines are uniquely flavored and made with great care.


Black Barn Winery was conceived by Collin Boyd and is home to fine national award winning dry red wine blends crafted in Kentucky. Collin concentrates on crafting one full-bodied wine per year, made with grapes brought fresh to the winery from California.

This lovely winery’s original tasting room is located in a historic farmhouse from the 1790s. Guests can take part in a variety of wonderful wine tastings and tours. You can experience the entire bottling process from vine to wine at their Corking Complex. Or take the reins and participate in self-guided tours featuring a sneak peek at their vineyards, processing center, and Kentucky Oak barrels.

If you’re interested in a tour, call ahead 859-552-2525. Black Barn is by appointment only (Monday-Saturday), so you’ll know in advance what wines are available when you come to visit. If you’re looking for a fun

If you’re looking to host an event, the landscaped grounds and covered porches surrounding the winery offer unlimited possibilities. A private tasting room is available for small group functions, business meetings,




luncheons, club outings, bridal showers, and much more. Guests are invited to enjoy indoor and outdoor picnicking year-round. Talon’s openair pavilion and new enclosed party barn are equipped with full service catering capabilities, too. At Talon Winery’s Shelbyville location, you’ll find a beautiful tongue and groove barrel ceiling that evokes the Kentucky oak barrels used to age their delicious wines. A scenic covered porch overlooks a five-acre limestone quarry lake. Plus, their Kentucky Proud gift shop is an exciting place to find that perfect gift for yourself or a friend. They offer a wide range of unique wine related gifts and accessories, as well as Talon souvenirs. Don’t miss their Fall Farm Fest, taking place at the Lexington location on Saturday September 12 from 12-7pm. Featuring Billy’s BBQ, local vendors, games, live music, and of course, delicious wine! McIntyre’s Winery & Berries At McIntyre’s Winery, owners Tommy and Debbie McIntyre know that locally grown, fresh-picked berries make the most delicious wines. Visitors can choose from homemade dry, sweet, or fruit wines, or take a tour and indulge in a tasting. If you can’t make it to the winery, you can order wine direct from their online store.



In 1987, Tommy and Debbie bought a small farm on a piece of land in Bardstown that originally belonged to Tommy’s grandparents. Tommy had always enjoyed making fruit wines from wild-growing berries and grapes. As time went by, wild berries became harder to find. The couple did some research and decided to start growing their own blackberries and blueberries on their farm. McIntyre’s fruit wines are completely grown in Kentucky. They had the soil analyzed, and then amended to produce the sweetest and juiciest berries possible, and they use only all natural supplements on their berries. The fruit is ripened to perfection by the sun while still hanging on the vine and is picked by hand for perfection. Today, the staff of McIntyre’s Winery & Berries are proud of their reputation for creating some of the best wine around, such as Black Wine, a dry Blackberry wine aged in a whiskey/black rum barrel, and blueberry, blackberry or elderberry table wines. Other flavors like peach, pear and strawberry are also available. No matter your preference, McIntyre’s has a wine for you. “We offer a wide range of sweetness levels on our wines. We can provide you with a completely dry wine to a sweet wine that has the level of sweetness you want,” said Tommy.


Tailgate Time

photos by Kristin Tatem


t’s that time of year again where coeds, alumni, and Lexingtonians galore gather at Commonwealth Stadium to cheer on the Cats. Equally as fun as the game itself, is indeed the pre game. The tailgate. Almost as important as the food and drinks, is the clothing. The tailgate wardrobe. This, gang, is critical for several reasons. First, you’re going to be in it for a while so you’d better be comfy. Secondly, you’re going to get your pic taken so again, let’s be sure it’s a good one, shall we? Shorts and sneaks. Sounds simple, right? But don’t hesitate to amp up your shorts, tees, and sneaks looks with pops of color with your sneaks, print mixing between your shirts and bag, and a healthy dose of layering. Because while it’s going to be a bit warm in September, we all know October and November will be an entirely different story. How about a little feminine twist with a dress and sneaks? It’s still sporty, but it is also extremely comfy and adds a dose of femininity to gameday. I love the options at Old Navy and Gap. They’re terribly comfy and quite affordable as well. Tossing on a denim jacket around the waist will give you that layer should the temps drop or wind pick up. One other little tip, toss on a necklace or even a wrist stack for another dose of detail and color and definitely don’t forget about a cross body bag or even a backpack to stash your gameday goodies! Cheers to a successful season for the CATS!



by Beth Parker Fashion Blogger/Stylist


The Summer Soak of 2015

Gardening is like life. There are sunny bright

days and gloomy, rain soaked, sullen days. But just as the ups and downs in life are learning experiences, so is the cycle of life in the garden. It is hard to believe I am in my fifth year cultivating my green thumb. As the summer growing season has ended it would be easy to say it was a “bad” year with all the rain. But the more I think about it, I choose to view it as a ‘‘glass half full’ summer. I am quick to say it was a bad summer based on the number of tomatoes I picked or shall I say, didn’t pick. To say it was slim pickin’s would be an understatement. A handful of ripe tomatoes made it from the vine to my kitchen. Four plants yielded a handful. Normally I have so many I am in search of new recipes to add to my repertoire of tomato pie and caprese salad. Not this year. As I looked around the garden late in the summer I realized I was focusing on the negative instead of what was actually thriving. The summer soak of 2015 was actually a delight to my herbs. My basil, chives and parsley flourished and filled the large silver pail they are in making for a beautiful display. Last summer was the first time I planted herbs in my flea market find and it was less than stellar, making me wonder if was not an optimum planter. What I have now realized is my herbs need a lot more water than I have given them in the past – a LOT more. They are so lush and I picked off of them frequently; they kept

producing. Guess what else apparently loves a lot of water? Cucumbers. Who knew? I had so many cucumbers this year they were the food source for which I was scouring my cookbooks looking for innovative recipe ideas. Those suckers were so prolific that if I waited a few days to check the vines I would find a colossal cuke that was well past its prime. It may have been impressive in size, but the flavor is lost when they are that big and turning yellow. Yuck. Lastly, there’s the mint. Ahh, the mint; the perennial that thrives in heat, drought, and still pops up full of life after a sub-zero winter and continues to flourish when soaked to the root. If you want to feel like a successful gardener, plant some mint. Like life, this has been a lesson to focus on what worked and not spend so much time stressing about what didn’t work. Sure, I would have enjoyed more tomatoes, but I snacked on cucumbers instead. Five years into my hobby, I learned my uniform watering habits are not a one size fits all system. Next year I will water accordingly. I may have hit middle age, but I still consider myself a work in progress, a lifelong learner. And so it is in my garden, a place I may always consider myself a beginner.

by Michelle Rauch Gardening Enthusiast





TOPS IN EQUINE very thankful to The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program for partnering with us to help raise awareness for this amazing breed. With a myriad of classes that are welcoming to freshoff-the-track Thoroughbreds as well as to seasoned show horses, we’re excited to highlight Thoroughbreds and the people who love them.” Please visit for more information! Horses & Hope Trail Ride In 2008, First Lady Jane Beshear created Horses and Hope, a partnership with Kentucky Cancer Program, to help raise awareness of breast cancer and provide education to help prevent and treat to horse industry workers.



The trail ride at the Horse Park goes to supporting this effort and currently the partnership is endeavoring to raise one million dollards for a mobile screening van that can go on the road to travel to various tracks and other horse industry spots. The van would screen for seven different cancers. Join them on Sunday, September 13th for the 2015 Trail Ride. Registration opens at 8am with “Pretty in Pink” judging from 9am-10am. The trail ride itself begins at 9am and goes until 1pm with a BBQ Picnic at the Alltech Arena at 1:30pm featuring First Lady Jane Beshear, merchandise sales, prize drawings and a silent auction. On-site registration is $75. (Tickets for the picnic only are $25.) For information, including Honors Registration, visit

Paso Fino Grand National Championships 2015 Schedule of Events Monday, September 28, 2015 3 pm: Soggy Poles

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 All Day: Soccer Matches Thursday, October 1, 2015 9 am: Trail in Hand Lunch: Cowboy Mounted Shooting 3 pm: Trail Obstacle Challenge Following the Dinner Break: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Race Friday, October 2, 2015 9 am: Trail Horse Test Program Lunch: Freestyle 2 pm: Soccer Semi-Finals 4 pm: Soccer Finals Following the Dinner Break: Largo Race Saturday, October 3, 2015 9 am: Natural Trail Horse Competition Open & Amateur Lunch: Barrel Racing & Pole Bending & Cowboy Mounted Shooting Finals 3 pm: Stick Horse Barrels

On Friday, September 11, 2015–with doors opening at 6pm–Boots in the Bluegrass kicks off its grassroots affair at the Kentucky Horse Park Indoor Arena to honor wounded heroes and their families. The gala opens with the heartwarming Operation Home Giveaway that hands over the keys of a mortgage-free home customized to accommodate specific challenges to a deserving vet. This will be the third house that Boots in the Bluegrass has had the honor to present to one of our nation’s heroes.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9 am: Ride a Buck Lunch Break: Barrel Racing & Pole Bending Heat #1

Boots In The Bluegrass : Turning Heroes Into Homeowners

With the number of wounded veterans climbing to over 45,000 since 2002, and almost 30% of those wounded vets under the age of 24, there is an immediate need for our financial assistance to aid in their recovery and quality of life. So many wounded veterans have ongoing medical issues that will need to be addressed for many years to come. These homes provide a fresh beginning for these vets and their families as they adjust to a new life that has a unique set of challenges. Please come join Boots in the Bluegrass for a casual evening full of festivities that includes dinner provided by Double H BBQ, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, games, raffles, and live music featuring Sundy Best. General Admission is $50 per person. To purchase tickets, learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, visit Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo The Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo is a six day event dedicated to the Paso Fino breed, running from Monday, September 28th - Saturday, October 3rd. Fino, pleasure, and performance classes will be a part of the show schedule. There will also be special events and a trade show, in addition to a bevy of special events, located in the Covered Arena. For more information the Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo please go to or call 859-825-6000.



Tour of Homes

The children’s’ rooms are just as alive with personality as the rest of the home. Josie’s room has a modern, girly look with a pink painted chandelier that Carmel repur-

posed from another area of the home, and a chic gold polka dot pattern on the ceiling. The dots appear to be paint, but are actually decals from The Land of Nod. The bold, black backgrounds appear on the bookshelves again, and bright pink and teal furniture and patterned armchair and poufs create a space that’s both cozy and fashionable.




Just as the name suggests, Locals’ is a place where folks can enjoy classic American food, craft beer and conversation in a relaxed, easy setting. Co-owners Billy Oakley and Seth Boyd have a combined 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, and they are eager to begin a new chapter of their careers in Warehouse Block, one of Lexington’s hottest new shopping and entertainment districts. The developers (Walker Properties) have done extensive renovations to the former Sportsman’s Liquors building at the corner of National and Walton Avenues. The 2,400-square-foot cement block building has been given a modern makeover, including a full bar, three garage doors for open-air seating, as well as an upper level deck. It also has a 27-space parking lot and seating for about 130 people. “Seth and I have been talking about doing this for a long time,” said Billy. “After he quit his job at Applebee’s, we decided to go for it. Stuart Hurt from House told us to contact Greg [Walker] because they were looking to put a restaurant in this space. So timing-wise, everything just worked out.” The pair have known each other since high school and once worked together at Cheapside. They partnered with Chef Darren Pirozzi, who has worked at Grey Goose and Distilled, as well as the Hilary Boone Faculty Center at the University of Kentucky, to create a laid-back menu of classic favorites. Billy’s girlfriend Amy Lakes is a baker who will create the dessert menu and serve as the day manager. One of the most distinctive aspects of Locals’ is the customizable menu. The concept is based on the idea that guests can order as much or as little food as they want. Billy said, “I don’t like when I go out to eat and I’m not hungry enough for a $30 meal, but I have to order one anyway. I want to offer people flexibility to get whatever they are in the mood for.” Locals’ will offer sharable plates in both small and large sizes, ($6 and $10) as well as what they call “One Handers” – sandwiches that are larger than a slider but smaller than a regular sized burger ($5). Both small and large sides are available as well, for $3 or $6. “You can split them, share them, or order a couple of different kinds. We’ll have six or seven different varieties of One Handers as well as classic pub food like chicken tenders and fries,” said Seth. Even though the entire menu is a la carte, those looking for a full dinner won’t be disappointed. During the week, Locals’ will offer regular menu offerings, such as prime rib, meatloaf, fried chicken, salmon, and pork chops. On weekends, Chef Darren will use local and seasonal ingredients to create limited-time dinner specials. Full dinners will also include scallops, French cut, herb-rubbed lamb chops and more. With an adaptable menu, Locals’ makes it easy for that group that can’t seem to agree on what to eat. Seth and Billy also plan to keep the kitchen open, but with a slightly more limited menu, for late night diners. The restaurant will open daily at 11am, with the kitchen staying open until midnight or later. With a great selection of local craft beer on draft, a variety of imported and domestic bottles and cans, and a diverse wine and craft cocktail selection, Locals’ is prepared to provide a well-rounded dining experience for Lexington residents and visitors alike. The next few years should be very interesting as the Warehouse Block area continues to grow. Walker Properties, which has developed much of the former industrial area into what they call “an eclectic mix of community-minded business”, plans to include a large indoor shopping center with a variety of of retailers in the near future. While Billy could not confirm which retailers will be moving in, he did say that all the spaces have been filled. Seth, Billy, and the entire Locals’ team are excited to be the “face” of one of Lexington’s most quickly developing districts. “The Walkers are serious about making this a destination spot in Lexington, and we are fortunate that we get to be right at the forefront of it,” said Billy.



Lesley’s List

Lesley’s List

My favorite Arts Events in September in Central Kentucky

by Lesley Cissell

September 4 – Comedian Joe Deuce starts off a fun month in Lexington with a live recording of his stand-up routine at Natasha’s Bistro at 112 Esplanade at 9pm. In 2013, Comedy Off Broadway crowned him Lexington’s funniest comic. Tickets are just $5. Visit for more information or call 859-259-2754. September 5 – Natasha’s Bistro brings blues, rock and funk to Lexington with The Pentones from 9-11p.m. at 112 Esplanade. Tickets are $8. For more information about the group visit, for tickets visit or call 859-259-2754. September 8 – From Copperhead Road to the Lexington Opera House comes Steve Earle right off the recording of his latest album of historic Texas blues, “Terraplans”. The concert is 7:30pm at the opera house on Broadway and includes an appearance by special guest The Mastersons. Tickets are $44.50–$48.50. For more information visit or call 859-233-3535. September 10 – Country sensation Lady Antebellum return to Rupp Arena for a 7pm concert. Special guests are Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. Tickets are $29.75–$59.75. For tickets call 800-745-3000. September 10-13 – Kentucky Women Writers Conference returns to the University of Kentucky community with free and ticketed events. For more than three decades, this



literature event has been one of the most respected in the country and normally involves the UK community and several other community organizations. On Sept. 10 – A free screening of the film BadddDDD will be shown at Lyric Theatre at the corner of Third and Elm Tree at 6pm followed by a chance to hear from Sonia Sanchez and Patrice Muhammad. Other featured writers, to mention a few, are Ann Beattie, Hannah Pittard and Carsen Kreitzer. For more information, visit September 12 – UK’s Singletary Series features jazz trombone great Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue in concert at 7:30pm at Singletary Center for the Arts on the corner of Rose and Euclid. Tickets are $27-$35. For more information, call 859-257-1706 or visit September 12-14 – Natasha’s Bistro has a quartet of activities this weekend: 1) an Open Mic Trombone Shorty night of poetry or spoken word for visitors to the Kentucky Women Writers Conference on Sept. 12 at 6pm; 2) Reggae and funk artist C The Beat at 9pm on Sept. 12 for $11; 3) blues, smooth jazz and funk on Soulful

live music


4 FRIDAY Five Finger Death Punch & Papa Roach 6:15p | Rupp Arena

8 TUESDAY Steve Earl & The Dukes 7:30p | Lexington Opera House

10 THURSDAY Lady Antebellum 7p | Rupp Arena

11 FRIDAY Boots in the Bluegrass Party w/ Sundy Best 6-11p | Kentucky Horse Park

Cardinal Hill KY Bash 6:30p | Donamire Farm

5 SATURDAY Waterfest All Day | Shaker Village

11 FRIDAY KY Cork & Tap 5-9p | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

11-13 FRI-SUN Scarefest Lexington Convention Center

12 SATURDAY Swinging at Moondance 7-9p | Moondance Amphitheatre


18-19 FRI-SAT

Vince Gill 7:30p | EKU Center for the Arts

Festival Latino de Lexington Robert F. Stephens Courthouse


entertainment EVERY THURSDAY Central Bank’s Thursday Night Live- 20th Anniversary Season 4:30p | Fifth Third Bank Pavillion

4 FRIDAY Lexington Fest of Ales 5:30p | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion



KY Fried Zine Fest 12-6p | The Plantory

24 THURSDAY Rodney Carrington 7p | Rupp Arena Lux-Med “Concierge Medicine” Wine and Cheese Social 6:30-8p | Champions Golf Course


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Belles and Beaus Ball 6-11:30p | Carrick House

Jim Belvshi & The Board of Comedy 8p | Norton Center for the Arts


25-27 FRI-SUN


Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Lexington Opera House

Lexington Legends vs Hagerstown Whitaker Bank Ballpark




UK Football vs Louisiana 7p | Commonwealth Stadium

Falls Fair 10a-3p | UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital

13 SUNDAY UK Alumni Charity Game 5:30p | Rupp Arena

19 SATURDAY Black and White Ball 8p | Apiary

19 SATURDAY UK Football vs Florida 7:30p | Commonwealth Stadium

26 SATURDAY UK Football vs Missouri TBA | Commonwealth Stadium

25 FRIDAY Step By Step presents Wine Night 6-8p | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

26 SATURDAY 2015 Walk to End Alzheimers 10a | Fayette Co. Courthouse




Bluegrass Autism Walk Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Gallery Hop 5-8p | Downtown Lexington

LexEndPoverty : Dr. Cornel West 5:30-9:30p | Lyric Theatre

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Men In Skirts raising over $33,000!

Salvation Army Lemon-Aid Fundraiser

Another Big Crowd at Central Baptist Mid-Summer Night’s Run A glorious night for Picnic with the Pops



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