Tuesday May 1
Scholastic Book Fairs big warehouse sale is at the Lexington Convention Center May 1 through May 3. Buy one, get one on thousands of books to refresh your school, home, or classroom libraries.
Wednesday May 2
On The Move Art Studio hosts a kids canvas painting class at 6:30 pm at Crank & Boom in the distillery district. Kids will be guided in a step-by-step painting lesson to complete a fun painting on a stretched canvas board to take home to cherish forever.
The Weekday Storytime at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble is now on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Join Hamburg Barnes and Noble in the Children’s section at the back of the store for a fun-filled Storytime with a craft/activity to follow.
Thursday May 3
Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum hosts a Frog Noise Maker workshop at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Learn about the frog life cycle and why frogs croak while making a fun noise maker craft.
On May 3, The Living Arts & Science Center hosts “Discovery Night: The Art of Flight.” Enjoy a live bird show and meet special guests like a red tailed hawk, turkey vulture, great horned owl, and a peregrine falcon.
Saturday May 5
Llama Llama is becoming a reader and can’t wait to show his mother everything he’s learned. Join Hamburg Barnes and Noble on Saturday May 05 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring this beloved character.
Sunday May 6
Waveland State Historical Site is the home field to the only Kentucky Vintage Baseball team, The Bluegrass Barons. On May 6, at 1 pm, come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food, and baseball as it was in the 1860’s.
Brush off old cleats or come get your new ones dirty at the Football Combine in Shillito Park. From 2 – 4 pm boys and girls, ages 5 – 12, are invited to learn football skills and drills.
Wednesday May 9
Lexington Public Library, Eastside Branch, hosts Book Buzz on May 9 at 6:30 pm. Learn about the summer’s hottest reads and take home some advance copies to jump start your summer reading.
Thursday May 10
Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum hosts “Animal Track Stamp Art” workshop. Animals are all around us, but we don’t see them. How can we tell they are there? Create animal path artwork to take home.
Friday May 11
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness invites you to join them on May 11 for an “Under the Sea” themed Lexington Legends Lock-in. Cheer on the Legends as they face the Delmarva Shorebirds and afterwards, pitch a tent and spend the night on the Legends field.
Saturday May 12
Join Hamburg Barnes and Noble on May 12 at 11 am for a special Mother’s Day Storytime featuring books by bestselling authors Hoda Kotb and Jimmy Fallon with activities to follow.
Head to Most Valuable Pets from 11 am to 4 pm for the 17th Annual Hamster Derby. Come enjoy beach volleyball, Honey Hill Farms petting zoo, tie dye t-shirt stands, and more activities.
Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum hosts “Beginning to Garden” on May 12. Go on a short tour of the Home Demonstration Garden, create a fairy garden, then plant seeds to grow. An event for the Lexington Family Nature Club.
Saturday May 19
Celebrate Lexington’s Frontier Founding from 10 am to 4 pm on May 19 at McConnell Springs Park. Enjoy live music, food, wildlife programs, guided tours of the park, colonial crafts and tools, flintlock longrifles, Indian artifacts and children’s activities. Be part of the hands-on demonstrations around the 1776 log cabin as the frontier pioneer & native reenactors bring history to life.
The Kentucky Ballet presents “The Little Mermaid” May 19-20 at the Lexington Opera House.
Join Hamburg Barnes and Noble on May 19 at 11 am for Storytime and activities in celebration of the Royal Wedding.
Thursday May 24
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass hosts a night out with the Lexington Legends. Head to the ballpark for a fun night of baseball and a 90s throwback theme night.
Saturday May 26
Poolapalooza at Southland Aquatic Center is on May 26 from noon to 4 pm to kick off the pool season. The City’s other aquatic centers open for the season as well, including Castlewood, Tates Creek and Woodland.
Wednesday May 30
Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum hosts “Digging for Decomposers Science Experiment.” Take part in a science experiment to investigate different types of soil and the creatures that call them home.