Friday June 1

The North Lime Donut Dash 5K is June 1 at 6:30 pm at Lexington Christian Academy.

Saturday June 2

Bike Lexington Family Fun Ride presented by Pedal Power & Republic Bank takes place Saturday, June 2, from 8 am to noon. Activities and registration start at 8 am at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. For more information visit the Bike Lexington website.

The YMCA on Loudon will host GreenFest 2018, the one-stop shop to learn about and celebrate sustainable living in the Bluegrass, on June 2 at 11 am.

The American Cancer Society’s Lexington Relay for Life is June 2 at 4 pm at the Transylvania University Athletic Complex. Come together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. There will be live entertainment, a luminary ceremony, and a survivor dinner.

Sunday June 3

Lexington VA Medical Center hosts a Car Show to benefit Camp Nelson Honor Guard on June 3 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Monday June 4

YMCA hosts Teacher and School Employee Appreciation Week June 4-11. Bring your school name badge and photo ID to any YMCA location and enjoy a week of exercise on the Y.

Every Monday at 5:30 pm and Thursday at 6:30 pm, Wellward Regenerative Medicine offers “As Many Rounds As Possible,” a 45 minute high intensity interval training class combining both cardio and strength to create a fat-burning, full body circuit workout.

Tuesday June 5

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Benefit on June 5 at 7 pm. Tickets include a chocolate bar at the door and someone will walk away with the Golden Ticket prize basket at the end of the night.

Saturday June 9

The Lexington Humane Society presents the Mutt Strut 2018 on June 9 at Keeneland. Grab your tennis shoes and your four-legged friend for a 1-mile Fun Walk or, new this year, the Mutt Strut 5K. Festivities kick off at 8 am, with the Mutt Strut 5K beginning at 9 am and the Fun Walk starting shortly after. There will be local vendors before and after the run/walk so come early and stay late to support the animals at LHS.

Hamburg Vision Center presents their annual Kids Day on June 9 at 8 am. There will be kids activities and appointments for children eye exams.

Open House at CADENCE Studio Cycling + Fitness is hosting an Open House on June 9 from 10 am to 12 pm. This locally-owned indoor cycling and fitness studio officially opened on April 21st and is located off Old Todds Road.

Marikka’s Restaurant & Bier Stube is teaming up with the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to bring you “Ballz for Alz,” a volleyball tournament to benefit those affected by Alzheimer’s. This is a 21+ tournament, but minors will be permitted to observe as long as they’re accompanied by a parent who is not playing.

The Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic is partnering with Talon Winery to present the 9th Annual Luau for Life on June 9. There will be a silent auction and live concert from Matt Gerwin.

Tuesday June 12

Starting on June 12, The Y is hosting Yoga on the Green classes at 6 am at Triangle Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes are free and will take place throughout the summer until August 23. Bring water, yoga mat and/or towel. All classes are weather permitting.

Friday June 15

The fourth year of the Ironcology Survive the Night Triathlon Relay takes place on June 15-16 at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky’s campus to help us raise funds for cancer patient support care.

Saturday June 16

The Wild Hearts Fun Run is an annual Superhero 5K that benefits Kerrington’s Heart Inc; a non profit that serves Kentucky families with children battling congenital heart defects. The Superhero 5K takes place on June 16 at Keeneland at 8:30 am.

The Crank & Boom Sprint for Scoops 3K and Kids Little Scoops 1K is June 16 at 7 pm at Wellington Park.

Monday June 18

On June 18 the Hamburg YMCA is having a class that will certify you in Adult/Child/Infant and two-person CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). This class includes instruction in fundamental skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies. It teaches rescue breathing, obstructed airway management, CPR, oxygen administration and using AED (Automated Electronic Defibrillator). There is an online portion that must be completed before attending class, that can take up to 6 hours to complete. Register in advance.

Thursday June 21

On June 21, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association for “The Longest Day” to raise funds and awareness for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Select an activity, join a team, host an event, or register as an individual. On The Longest Day, you’re part of a global movement to help end Alzheimer’s disease. Share your photos, stories, and fundraising successes on social media by using the hashtags #TheLongestDay and #ENDALZ.

Saturday June 23

Kentucky Men’s Health & Wellness Expo is on June 23 at Clarion Hotel from 10 am to 3 pm. The expo provides a comprehensive educational experience to educate men about prostate cancer and preventive supplements, alternative health sources, weight management, essential oils, juicing and mental health. Body Toxin assessments, blood pressure, and other vital testing will be available.

“Hopes, Dreams and Wishes” is the theme of Night of the Stars 2018, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope’s annual gala fundraiser that will be held June 23 at Keeneland’s Keene Barn & Entertainment Center.

Social Cycling Lexington is hosting an overnight campout and ride on June 23-24 on The Legacy Trail. Pack up your bike with everything you’ll need for a mini-bikepacking adventure to the KY Horse Park.

Saturday June 30

The Lexington Maternity, Baby, and Kids Expo is on June 30 from noon to 4 pm at DoubleTree Suites on Richmond Road. This expo offers product information, parent tips for Moms-To-Be, New Moms, their babies, toddlers and young children. Vendors will be set up ranging from kids attire, healthcare, kids activities, newest baby products, spas etc.

Wear pink and pink out the Lexington Legends park on June 30. Come celebrate survivors and celebrate the memory of those loved ones who lost their battle with Breast Cancer. The first pitch is at 6:35 pm. There will also be Fireworks after the game.


Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

Baptist Health Lexington was one of 750 U.S. hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards.

“Baptist Health Lexington remains dedicated to providing the best patient care available,” said William G. Sisson, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “We continue to be recognized on a national level for keeping quality and safety as our No. 1 priority.”


This article also appears on page 14 of the June 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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