SAFY Cut-A-Thon, a charitable event to help the non-profit foster care agency, will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m . at Planet Salon, 2300 Sir Barton Way #125 or 3181 Beaumont Centre Circle in Lexington. Every year on the first Monday in August, Planet Salon offers $20 haircuts all day at both Lexington locations and all of the proceeds go to further our mission of preserving families and securing futures. The money raised helps our agency provide holiday parties, family cook-outs, and other events for our foster youth and foster families.
TUESDAY AUG 2
Kentucky American Water presents WaterFest, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2300 Richmond Road (park at Southland Christian across the street and ride the shuttle buses). Enjoy a family-friendly evening that provides an up-close look at water – from river to tap. demonstrations, exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities, treatment plant tours and more.
Visit the Carnegie Center for a celebration of going back to school Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 251 W. 2nd St. in Lexington. Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to preregistered youth in grades K-12 (supplies are limited).
WEDNESDAY AUG 3
Hollywood Classics series, Hud (1963), Kentucky Theatre
Council member Angela Evans invites the neighborhood to a sixth district-wide meeting on Aug. 3 at 6:30 pm at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.
THURSDAY AUG 4
Ballet Under the Stars by Kentucky Ballet Theatre. 8 pm, Woodland Park. (Thru Sunday)
FRIDAY AUG 5
Witness the Perseids meteor shower Friday, Aug. 5 and 12 at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Search the dark skies on a high hill for great views of the heavens as large numbers of meteors appear from the constellation Perseus. During some viewings, 50 to 60 meteors can be seen per hour. Bring a blanket or chair and watch the skies. A short walk up a hill is required to reach the viewing area and this program is weather dependent, so call the park at 272-6105 before the program. The group will watch from 9 to 11 p.m. both nights.
SATURDAY AUG 6
The Kentucky Proud Store will host a Healthy Snack Fair on Saturday Aug. 6 with a tasty array of options from different vendors, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — healthy snacks for healthy kids. The Kentucky Proud Store is located at 2416 Palumbo Drive with Boone Creek Creamery. Info, 859-402-2364, or boonecreekcreamery.com. Kentucky Proud Store and Boone Creek Creamery owner Ed Puterbaugh says, “Local foods are better quality, and generally free of all the chemicals that you find in factory made products. Once customers taste our cheese and Kentucky Proud products, the difference is obvious.”
LBX Dig Deep 5K will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Keeneland. LBX Company is proud to announce the fourth-annual LBX Dig Deep 5k Run/Walk to benefit the local Shriners Hospital for Children. This race is designed to be fun for families and individuals at any fitness level. There will be chip timing, a DJ, and awards for the top three male and female overall competitors as well as multiple awards for age groups. Race day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.lbxdigdeep.com
The Black and White Ball, which will be held Aug. 6 from 8 until 11 p.m at the Speakeasy at 903 Manchester Street in the Lexington Distillery District, will bring the 1920s alive, with a ragtime band and swing dancing. Music will be provided by the Walnut Street Ramblers, accompanied by a dance lesson from LexSwing Dance. Guests will be encouraged to dress in era-appropriate attire to contribute to the atmosphere. The event will benefit the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center.
Ticket are available at www.midwestix.securemytix.com/event/bwball16
TUESDAY AUG 9
The History to Chew On series welcomes Bill Marshall as the August speaker. Marshall will discuss The Kentucky Gazette and the news they saw fit to print and how we can use it today. Refreshments are provided, but guests are encouraged to bring a bag dinner. For information, call 225-4073.
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a Wednesday Quilting Friends Quilting Retreat on Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Bring your quilting project and work with friends.
Legendary Dolly Parton will perform at the Norton Center for the Arts Aug. 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
FRIDAY AUG 12
Josh Groban at Riverbend in Cincinnati
The Warehouse Block’s Block Party will be Aug. 12 from 5 until 9 p.m. and will feature three music acts, street vendors, performers, beer trucks and local artists. North Ashland Avenue, from Aurora Avenue to National will be closed off. On Aug. 12, the musical attractions will include Off The Clock, The StarDevils, and The Ben Miller Band.
Kentucky Cork, Tap and Barrel, which will be held Aug. 12 from 5 until 9 p.m. at the downtown pavillion, celebrates Kentucky made wine, beer, and bourbon. There will be live music, concession vendors, and includes arts and craft vendors.
SATURDAY AUG 13
The annual MidSummer Night’s Run will be held Aug. 13 in downtown Lexington. Runners can choose the 5K, 1 Mile, Fastest Kid in Town, or any combination of the three. For more information, go to www.amidsummer5k.com
Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour, Riverbend in Cincinnati.
The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest 2016 (formerly known as Ephemera Fest) will take place at The Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. KFZ is free, open to the public, and all ages. Creators will be displaying and selling their work. Prices range from $1-$10. There will be interactive craft stations and readings throughout the day. For more information, check out http://www.kfzines.org
FRIDAY AUG 19
One of Lexington’s favorite summer traditions, Picnic with the Pops is an annual outdoor musical event held each August. Featuring a fun and light-hearted atmosphere with picnic dinners, a table decorating contest, and an idyllic Kentucky setting, the event moved into a new home at the beautiful Keene Meadow at Keeneland in 2010. Picnic With The Pops will return with the Lexington Philharmonic for two performances. “Oz with the Orchestra,” a live-scored screening of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ will be Friday, Aug. 19. “An Evening with Matthew Morrison” will be Aug. 20. Morrison was featured on the hit series ‘Glee.’ Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and beverage of their choice. Table seating is available, as well as general admission (blanket) seating. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY AUG 20
Jack ‘Goose’ Givens, star of the 1978 University of Kentucky’s National Champion men’s basketball team, will be the speaker for the August Men’s Breakfast at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Kearns Hall. Cost is $10.00 and reservations may be made by calling (859) 277-0420.
SUNDAY AUG 21
Building Confident and Strong Kids: YMCA of Central Kentucky presents the 12th annual Kids Triathlon at the Beaumont YMCA. Register today for the Y’s 12th annual Kids Triathlon. Ages 6-14 are welcome. The event is held at C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m. Register in person at any YMCA location or online at ymcacky.org/kidstri.
Woodland Art Fair. Enjoy the final funnelcake of the season alongside 200+ artists’ booths. 10 am to 5 pm.
‘Golf Fore The Hungry,’ a dinner, auction and tournament to benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank, will be held Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22. The dinner and auction will begin at 6 p.m. at the Signature Club at Lansdowne. The special guest speaker will be National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day. The golf scramble at the University Club, 4850 Leestown Road, is Monday. At 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served and team photos will be taken. At 1 p.m., there will be a shotgun start for the scramble. Refreshments and post-event awards will be offered at 5 p.m.
The Friends of McConnell Springs will host a Ice Cream Social Aug. 21 from 1 until 3 p.m. There will also be a scavenger hunt, fossil dig, face painting, raffle and free ice cream. For information, call 225-4073.
TUESDAY AUG 23
Come join the Fayette County Extension Service for a fun evening with a Kentucky Proud author and taste our Plate it Up Recipes. Listen to the author share about their book and what made it happen. Sampling of tried but true and new Plate it UP Kentucky Proud recipes will round out the evening. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn and support our local community in a fun setting. In August, the event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, and feature The Pie Seller, The Drunk, and The Lady: Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky by Terry Foody. In 1833, when Lexington was a new city, a cholera epidemic struck which decimated the citizenry by 500 souls. In the midst of this disaster, three unlikely heroes arose – a former slave, a homeless vagrant, and a society matron. This fact-based account brings you their fascinating stories and takes you through cholera’s grip, as each answers the call for humanity. All events will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and be held here at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Preregistration is required. Call 859.257.5582 to reserve a spot. All events are free.
WED. AUG 24
The Princess Bride, Kentucky Theatre
THURSDAY AUG 25
The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington returns with its many varied events at numerous locations, featuring up-and-coming classical acts and soloists. For more information, go to http://chambermusiclex.org/schedule/
FRIDAY AUG 26
The Third Annual Burgers Bourbon & Beer for Arbor Youth Services will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 7 until 10 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 903 Manchester St. Come out and enjoy food, open bar, and a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Arbor Youth Services, a non profit that serves homeless, runaway and at risk youth in central Kentucky.
SATURDAY AUG 27
Hank Williams Jr and Chris Stapleton, Riverbend in Cincinnati.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Flight 5191 crash, a memorial service will be held at the University of Kentucky Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.
The Splash, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Malone’s Banquet Rooms (above Sal’s). There will be delicious food offerings – sushi, chicken skewers, mini burgers – something for everyone, open bars, live music and a wide variety of silent and premier auction items. Tickets are $100 at the door or $90 prepaid. To purchase tickets: www.thesplash.eventscff.org/ For more information, contact: Ruth Hans email@example.com 502-454-8435
SUNDAY AUG 28
The first-ever Lexington Jewish Food Festival will be Aug. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Adath Israel at 124 N Ashland Ave. The festival featuring a sampling menu includes traditional dishes. Separate bake shop will offer homemade goods such as challah, rugelach, strudel and honey cake.
TUESDAY AUG 30
An ‘Introduction to Blogging’ workshop will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. An understanding email basics and a working email address is required.
WED. AUG 31
Sunset Boulevard (1963) Kentucky Theatre (part of the Hollywood summer classics series).
This article also appears on pages 18, 19 and 20 of the August 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.
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