SHARE

Monday April 2

Movers and Shakers will be at the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch every Monday in April at 10:30 am and 11 am. Move, sing, play, & read in this storytime for active toddlers & their parents or caregivers. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Drop by the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 2 at 2 pm for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects. For grades K-5. The theme for this event is “Upcycled Art.”

 

Tuesday April 3

Baby Jam will be at the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch every Tuesday in April at 11 am. Share stories, songs, and activities to promote early learning, foster friendship, and fun. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

 

Wednesday April 4

Children’s Storytime at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble is now on Wednesday mornings at 10 am.

Preschool Play and Learn will be at the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch every Wednesday in April at 11 am. Learn out loud at the library with this active storytime featuring books, music, movement, and other activities that promote early learning for preschoolers. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Drop by the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 4 at 2 pm for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects! For grades K-5. The theme for this event is “Big Board Games.”

 

Thursday April 5

The Kentucky Children’s Garden is hosting a Handprint Tree event. Learn about trees while making a finger paint tree of your own to take home on April 5 10:30-11 am, 1-1:30 pm and 3-3:30 pm.

Little Listeners will be at the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch every Thursday in April at 11 am. Learn through listening and play in this interactive storytime with books, songs, and rhymes. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Teens, drop by the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 5 at 2 pm to get social IRL with games, crafts, book chat, & other hands-on activities. Also head in for some friendly video game competition. For ages 13 to 18.

 

Friday April 6

Join Kentucky Children’s Garden staff in reading and singing about the magic of trees, April 6 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

Cuddle Babies will be at the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch every Friday in April at 11 am. Get acquainted with this gentle storytime for babies and their parents or caregivers, featuring music, songs, bounces, and stories. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

Drop by the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 6 at 2 pm for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects! For grades K-5. The theme for this event is “Lego Lab.”

 

Saturday April 7

Celebrating the Seasons: Spring has Sprung Bring the whole family and celebrate the season with fun, hands-on activities provided by local exhibitors. Activities include crafts, plant giveaways and more. April 7 at the Kentucky Children’s Garden at 10 am.

Head over to South Elkhorn Christian Church at 10 am on April 7 for the 1st annual “Believer’s Breakfast” fundraising event hosted by Believing in Forever Inc. Believing In Forever is a youth nonprofit that inspires area youth through mentoring, educational services, expressive art, and community service.

“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein will be read at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble at 11 am on April 6.

Drop by the Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 7 at 11 am for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects! For grades K-5. The theme for this event is “Horse Crazy.”

 

Sunday APRIL 8

Embark on a hike around the Kentucky Children’s Garden on April 8 and learn which flowers are in bloom and discover other neat finds along the way. There are 2 hikes from 1-1:30 pm and 3-3:30 pm.

 

Thursday APRIL 12

Explore the Kentucky Children’s Garden looking at different types of bark and create bark rubbing artwork to take home on April 12 10:30 am,1 pm, and 3pm.

 

Saturday APRIL 14

April 14 is a “Sow it Saturday” at the Kentucky Children’s Garden at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Help Kentucky Children’s Garden staff maintain the gardens and plant a seed to take home.

“Pig the Star” will be read at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble at 11 am on April 14.

Basketball Fundraiser at Frederick Douglass High School Policemen vs Firemen with Frederick Douglass Basketball Players on both teams. At FDHS on April 14 at 11 am benefiting Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, non-profit organization comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives that provide a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. 

 

Sunday April 15

Harmony Day Montessori School will hold an Open House on Sunday, April 15 from 4:30 to 6 pm.  This will be a opportunity to observe current students using the Montessori materials, see the school, speak with staff, current families and learn about the Harmony Day School programs. Harmony Day School is located at Victory Lutheran Church located on the corner of Rio Dosa and Mt Tabor.

On April 15, Keeneland hosts Kids Club Family Day, where Kids Club members and their families receive general admission and access to reserved grandstand seating for the races. Activities will take place in the North Terrace from noon to 3 pm. The Keeneland Kids Club is the official club for Keeneland fans 12 and younger.

 

Thursday APRIL 19

April 19 Learn about the cross section of a tree while creating a colorful tree cookie to take home at Kentucky Children’s Garden 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

Spring Forum will take place at Frederick Douglass High School on April 19  at 5:30 pm. Come listen to decision-makers in a panel moderated by student voices. Then discuss the issues in our community and learn about the resources available in Lexington through round-table discussions. Students, Parents, Teachers, Activists, and Citizens all are welcome at this table.

 

Saturday APRIL 21

Head to MoonDance Amphitheater from noon to 7 pm for a one-of-a-kind, inaugural event celebrating community and intentional inclusion for individuals with disabilities through the universal language of music. This is a family-friendly event with activities, a petting zoo, food trucks, and live music from six local bands.

Oliver Jeffers’ New York Times bestselling “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” will be read at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble at 11 am on April 21.

On April 21, Lexington Dream Factory hosts a fundraiser at Taylor Made Farm to grant dreams for children with critical or chronic illness in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

 

Monday April 23

The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch on April 23 at 4 pm is hosting “Maker Monday: Edible Towers” build, invent, and create with a variety of materials. Your only limit is your imagination. For grades K-5. Registration is required.​

 

Thursday APRIL 26

On April 26 Learn about the variety in trees and create your very own unique paper roll tree to take home Kentucky Children’s Garden 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

 

Saturday April 28

Full of rhyming fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? will be read at the Hamburg Barnes and Noble at 11 am on April 21. This book features appearances by some of the world’s greatest scientists.

 

This article also appears on page 13 of the April 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

For more Lexington, KY, Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.