The next Sunrise Boot Camp Thursday will be held Thursday, Sept.1 at 6:30 a.m. in Triangle Park. Every Thursday morning this summer from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., the YMCA of Central Kentucky invites the public to join the ultimate outdoor challenge by participating in a free boot camp session at Triangle Park. This cardio and strength class will get your day started right with a variety of body weight exercises. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and a towel. Free and open to the public. Note: classes will not take place if it is raining.
FRI. SEP 2
The Kentucky BASH will be held Friday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event is the Commerce Lexington’s largest fundraiser of the year and serves as the kickoff to the University of Kentucky’s football season. UK Coach Mark Stoops and his wife Chantel have been wonderful supporters of our event, lending their time, energy and resources. The evening will include live entertainment, bourbon tastings, the Jim Beam Quarterback Challenge, sophisticated southern menu and a large silent auction. This year’s fundraiser will benefit special, extracurricular activities for each Commerce Lexington programs. For more information, call 859.367.7217
The 2016 Fest of Ales will be held Friday, Sept. 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cheapside Park Pavilion. Come out to the Eighth Annual Lexington Fest of Ales – Lexington’s premier beer tasting event. Over 150 beers to sample from over 60 breweries, including a special area featuring Kentucky breweries.
SAT. SEP 3
The University of Kentucky will host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Commonwealth Stadium. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m.
Half-Price Books in Hamburg Pavilion hosts free, live bluegrass music Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. The music on the patio will feature The Blue Dawg Trio performing alternate Saturdays.
TUE. SEPT 6
Barnes and Noble in Hamburg presents Tuesday Morning Storytime Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. for children and caregivers. Stop in each Tuesday morning for a fun-filled storytime with a craft/activity to follow.
WED. SEP 7
Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will begin Wednesday evening programming on Sept. 7. Supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The evening program begins at 6:15 p.m. Choir practice starts at 7:00. All are welcome but please call (859) 277-0420 to make reservations. Guy Morriss, former UK football coach and NFL great, will speak to the Men’s Breakfast at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship at 9 a.m. on Sept. 17 in Kearns Hall at the church, 2734 Liberty Road. All are welcome but please call (859) 277-0420 to make a reservation.
THU SEP 8
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host “Cosplay Workshop: Intro to Cosplay (Wigs),” Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Learn how to pick the right wig, and how to style and color it for your costume. The event will open to adults, high school, and middle-school students. This event requires registration through a library staff member. If you would like to attend, contact Alexa Adams Robertson at email@example.com
The Art Connects Fall Networking Luncheon Series will continue Thursday, Sept. 8 at Arts Place at noon. This luncheon will feature Joel Pett, Pulitzer Prize winner and Lexington Herald-Leader cartoonist as the guest speaker. Plan to join the conversation and learn about Joel’s career as he shares his stories and what it takes to be an award winning political cartoon satirist.
FRI. SEPT. 9
Christ The King Oktoberfest, Lexington’s premier fall festival, features fun for all ages. Featuring many German food offerings and delicious options from a variety of food vendors. there will be live music, kid’s games, the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel, inflatables, BINGO, Black Jack and more. The festival will be held Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 until 11 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 10.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Lawn Farm. This four-course family style meal will be created and served by the culinary talents of The Sage Rabbit and Sullivan University. Each dish will celebrate the products of Clark Family Farm, Teal Tractor CSA, Rolling Blue Farm, Rosemont Bakehouse and Bellaire Blooms among others. The event will also feature beverages from West Sixth Brewery and Talon Winery. Ticket cost is $75 per person which includes a $35 tax-deductible donation to Bluegrass Double Dollars. This program directly benefits Kentucky farmers and improves the community’s health by making local produce more affordable for food-insecure families in Lexington. For tickets or more information, go to www.fayettecofarmbureau.com
The Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival will open Friday, Sept. 9 in downtown Lexington. The festival is a month-long celebration commemorating African-American culture.
SAT. SEP 10
The annual Doggie Paddle at Woodlawn Aquatic Center will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Owners are invited to bring their dog out for the last swim of the season. (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.) Preregistration through the Lexington Humane Society’s website is encouraged. All participating canines must show proof of current rabies vaccinations. Proceeds will benefit the Lexington Humane Society and Friends of the Dog Parks. For more information call the Lexington Humane Society at 233-0044 ext.238.
The Roots and Heritage Festival will include the Heritage parade beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of 4th and Elm Tree Lane in downtown Lexington, and ending just prior to the historic Lyric Theatre (followed by the Parade Band Showcase).
There will be a women’s self defense class Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Learn women’s self-defense with AKF Lexington Martial Arts. Enjoy a discussion on awareness and staying alert to one’s surroundings, and learn techniques on how to end a physical assault. Attendees will leave tired, empowered and confident in their abilities to recognize and act on dangerous situations. Registration begins on Aug 27. Contact a library staff member at 859.231.5500 to register.
MON. SEP 12
The BC Wood Properties Golf Classic to benefit The Foster Care Council, whose mission is to provide funding for tutoring, clothing, summer camps, and other enrichment activities for local foster children, will be held Monday, Sept. 12 from noon until 6 p.m. at the Andover Golf & Country Club, 3450 Todds Road, Lexington.
The Keeneland September Yearling Sales kicks off Monday, Sept. 12. This sale attracts buyers from all over the world and spectators are welcome.
TUE. SEP 13
Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday. Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience. Reservations are required. Call 859.272.3611 or 859.619.8189 to schedule a tea.
THU. SEP 15
The Bourbon County Secretariat Festival, which celebrates the life and legacy of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, is set for Sept. 16-18 in Paris. On Thursday, Sept. 15, the “Third Thursday” Concert at the Bourbon County Courthouse features live entertainment from “The Mercy Men,” beginning at 5 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 16, the Paris Artwalk officially kicks off the Secretariat Festival on Friday at 5 p.m. with more than 30 shops and venues along Main Street participating in this popular civic event, which showcases more than 100 local and regional artists. At 8 p.m., the Barrel Mane-ia Auction Party will be held. The festival’s signature Friday evening event features the live auction of original Kentucky oak barrels hand-painted by regional artists reflecting the unique equine culture of the area. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the festival hits full stride with fans and families who travel from far and wide across the country to gather together to celebrate Secretariat’s legacy. The festival’s horse farm tours start at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day to offer guests an insider’s view into Kentucky’s Thoroughbred breeding industry. A new festival addition this year has all the marks of evolving into a longtime tradition. The Secretariat Big Red Beer Garden is the exclusive source for Secretariat Festival Big Red Amber Ale. The festival’s Legends Tribute Appearances offer guests a rare opportunity to meet with racing giants and hear their stories firsthand through truly memorable visits and discussions.
FRI. SEP 16
The Festival Latino de Lexington will open Friday, Sept. 16 from 5 until 11 p.m. This two-day festival will feature fun for the entire family. Friday night is tropical night and will include authentic Latino foods, fireworks and music. Hours on Friday are 5 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the event will begin at 4 p.m. with informational booths, cultural presentations, craft vendors, children’s activities, and more great authentic Latino food and live music.
Aids Volunteers of Lexington is proud to present the seventh annual Dining Out For Life Thursday, Sept. 15. To take part, dine out at one of the participating Dining Out For Life restaurants, and 25 percent of your bill will benefit AVOL. For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, go to www.diningoutforlife.com/lexington,
SAT. SEP 17
Guy Morriss, former University of Kentucky football coach and NFL great, will speak to the Men’s Breakfast at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in Kearns Hall at the church, 2734 Liberty Road. All are welcome but please call (859) 277-0420 to make a reservation.” Info, www.libertyroadfaithfellowship.org
Come celebrate Latin American art and culture in the heart of downtown Lexington at the Festival Latino de Lexington. With live music, dance, visual arts and authentic cuisine, there is plenty to explore and enjoy over this two-day event. Friday night is tropical night and will include Latino foods, music and dancing. The festival is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation and the Foundation for Latin American and Latino Culture and Arts.
University of Kentucky Wildcats will take on New Mexico State at Commonwealth Stadium. Kick off will be at 4 p.m.
Workout Anytimes Second Annual Peace Love Run 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at Coldstream Park. All of the proceeds will be given back to Kentucky S.A.V.E Animal Rescue. For more information, call 859.224.0200.
TUE. SEP 20
Dress for Success, Lexington’s “Recycle the Runway” fundraiser, is a fashion show and luncheon where local designers will create a runway-ready outfit created out of a bag of “unsuitable” garments. It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Grand Reserve. For more information, go to www.lexington.dressforsuccess.org
THU. SEP 22
CHEW for a Cause with Tayshaun Prince will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fasig Tipton Horse Farm dining room., This first annual event will feature former University of Kentucky and current NBA basketball star Tayshaun Prince. This three-course dinner is in partnership with Kentucky Proud, sourcing all ingredients from Kentucky farmers – proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics of Kentucky. Tickets include cocktail reception, meet-and-greet and photo ops with Tayshaun, and three-course dinner with wine pairings.
FRI. SEP 23
There will be a cosplay workshop Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Basic sewing supplies will be provided. please supply your own materials. This is a drop in event and no registration is required.
An adult spelling bee to support Reading Camp will be held Friday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral. Spell to Read is a spelling bee for adults that offers an opportunity to compete as a team, complete with white boards and the use of “saves” to move your team forward. There is a $100 registration fee per team of four ($40 for students) that goes to support summer camp programs for kids who are behind in reading.
SAT. SEP 24
There will be drop-in chess play Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Learn chess basics, meet other chess players, and play pick-up games. All skill levels welcome and the event is designed for ages 8 and up.
The Japan Summer Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Robert E. Stephens Courthouse, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The annual summer festival celebrates all things Japanese. Enjoy our Japanese performers, food, games, and vendors.
The Kicking Butt 5K Lexington will be held Saturday, Sept, 24 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Coldstream Park. This charity 5K includes a non-timed 1 mile, KidZone, Healthy Village and Survivor Recognition. The event will benefit colon cancer prevention projects.
SUN. SEP 25
The Child Development Center of the Bluegrass’ Touch-A-Truck event will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. behind the Keene Barn at Keeneland. The event will raise funds for programs and therapy services for this preschool which helps children with and without special needs achieve their maximum potential. Touch a Truck is a unique and interactive event that allows children to climb on, climb in, see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery.
THU. SEP 29
Pinterest is a popular social media site for creating virtual pin boards of the things you discover online. With Pinterest, you can create and share pin boards on any subject you can imagine, from vintage cars to funny cat videos to your favorite tutorials. Explore what other people are pinning during a workshop Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Guests must understand basic email and have a valid email address. Registration begins on Sept. 15. If you would like to attend, call at 859.231.5500 to register.
FRI. SEP 30
Come out to the Third Annual CMA Rocks the House honoring Dr. George Zack for a fantastic evening of fun, food, music, and art Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 until 10 p.m. at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street in Lexington. Guests will enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on unique vinyl record artwork created by noted local artists. Musical entertainment will be provided by CMA students and teachers. Enjoy a fabulous evening supporting the arts and underserved youth in the community.
The First Annual Lexington National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kearney Hills Links. 2016. For more information, go to http://www.lexbgnawic.org/golf-scramble.html
Scarefest 2016 returns to the Lexington Convention Center Friday, Sept. 30. ScareFest is the largest horror and paranormal convention in the USA where attendees will be able to experience three days of the strange, weird and macabre opening Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Meet celebrities in the horror and paranormal community, as well as many other guests of other genres. Spend hours shopping through the 82,000 square foot dealer room where over 200 vendors will be selling weird, strange, unique and extraordinary horror and paranormal items.
The BrownGirl Bluegrass Experience will be present at Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center. ‘BrownGirl. Bluegrass’ is an autobiographical story of its star and creator Lacresha Berry and examines the rarely documented cultural history of African-Americans in Kentucky. Berry blends the perspectives of her own childhood through Kentucky geography and personal events while honoring the work of important ancestors whose lives parallel with her own. For more information, go to www.browngirlbluegrass.com
Una Buona Sera – A Good Evening, a benefit for the Bluegrass District Ombudsman Program, will be held Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive in Lexington. The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass has been advocating for long-term care residents for 35 years. Celebrate with an Italian feast and great music by TDH4 (Tall, Dark & Handsome). Tickets include appetizers, drinks, dinner, dessert and entertainment. Call (859) 277-9215 or visit www.ombuddy.org/events/buonasera for more information. Free valet parking available.
This article also appears on pages 18-20 of the September 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.
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