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Friday June 1

Frederick Douglass High School Graduation is at 4 pm at Rupp Arena on June 1.

Henry Clay High School Graduation is at 7:30 pm at Rupp Arena on June 1.

On June 1, Trolls is playing at Friday Flicks in Jacobson Park. Pre-movie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo, the movie starts at 7 pm.

Saturday June 2

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

Help Kentucky Children’s Garden staff maintain the gardens and plant a seed to take home on June 2 at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

On June 2 at 11 am Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch “Read Y’all Kick-off Party” is on June 2 from 2 – 4 pm. Enjoy the Honey Hill Petting Zoo, games and activities, and leave with your Read Y’all log. Students entering kindergarten are invited as VIPs and can pick up their official “Countdown to Kindergarten” t-shirt.

Sunday June 3

On June 3 at 1 pm and 3 pm embark on a hike around the Kentucky Children’s Garden learning which flowers are in bloom and discovering other finds along the way.

Tuesday June 5

On June 5 at 10 am the Eastside Library is hosting “Camp Digital: Podcast Maker” This workshop is led by experienced podcasters that will guide you through the process of podcast creation, editing, and sharing with your friends. This workshop is for ages 12-16 and registration is required.

On June 5 at 2 pm join the Kentucky Historical Society at the Eastside Library to explore the commonwealth’s musical tradition, then create your own instruments for a one-of-a-kind performance. For grades K-5 and registration required.

On June 5-7 at the Eastside Library kids can explore the basics of mod making using Minecraft in this 3 day class. Skins, item creation, and a behind the code look at building and animating creatures. Kids need to bring their own flash drive to save their work. This camp is for ages 12-17 and registration is for all three days.

Wednesday June 6

Children’s Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is every Wednesday at 10 am.

On June 6 at Kentucky Children’s Garden at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm children can explore a variety of seeds and make observations, then dissect seeds to find out what’s inside. Discovering the parts of a seed helps them to better understand how new plants are born.

On June 6 at the Eastside Library kids can learn how to assemble and code their own basic electronics projects. This session covers the basic skill set needed to start developing your own projects using a combination of hardware and software. This class is for ages 12-17 and registration is required.

Thursday June 7

The Farish Theater is showing Coco on June 7 at 1 pm.

On June 7 and June 8 families may enroll kindergartners and other new students for 2018-19 school year.

Friday June 8

UK basketball and John Calipari host Father/Son Camps June 8-9, June 15-16, and June 22-23. Participants are instructed by the Kentucky coaches and staff, along with current Wildcat players. The camp is open to all fathers and sons ages 6-17, regardless of basketball experience.

On June 8, Peter Rabbit is playing at Friday Flicks in Jacobson Park. Pre-movie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo, the movie starts at 7 pm.

Saturday June 9

June 9 at 11 am Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack.

Monday June 11

Join The Arboretum for a hands-on garden camp. Campers will use The Arboretum as a living learning lab to study gardening, soil, water and more. By the end of camp, participants will become certified Junior Master Gardeners. The camp runs June 11-15 from 9 am to 5 pm. Ages 8-12.

Fayette County Public Schools have a School board planning meeting on June 11 at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday June 12

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch hosts “Discovery Hour: Spelunk: Cave Exploration” on June 12 at 2 pm. Learn about the caves in Kentucky, including the world’s largest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. For grades K-5.

Wednesday June 13

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch hosts “Kentucky Rocks! Geology Exploration” at 2 pm. Explore rocks and minerals found in Kentucky, try your hand at lifting Fort Knox gold to excavating “gems” from cookies.

Thursday June 14

On June 14 at Kentucky Children’s Garden, children can learn about fossils and how they form while creating a fossil of your own to take home.

Friday June 15

On June 15, Ferdinand is playing at Friday Flicks in Jacobson Park. Pre-movie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo, the movie starts at 7 pm.

Saturday June 16

The Dads and Grads Car Show presented by Bluegrass Mustang Club is June 16 at 9 am at Ashland Oil Headquarters on Blazer Pkwy.

On June 16 at 11 am is Father’s Day Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble.

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

Sunday June 17

Happy Father’s Day

Monday June 18

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch invites you to an “Insect Safari” on June 18 at 11 am. Experience a variety of creepy-crawlies up close with experts from the University of Kentucky Entomology Department.

Wednesday June 20

On June 20 at Kentucky Children’s Garden at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm children can witness the effects of vinegar and baking soda in a fun experiment to better understand how caves and karst topography are formed.

Thursday June 21

On June 21 at Kentucky Children’s Garden kids can learn about the native people of Kentucky and how they reused materials while creating a recycled rattle of your own.

Friday June 22

On June 22, Paddington 2 is playing at Friday Flicks in Jacobson Park. Pre-movie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo, the movie starts at 7 pm.

Saturday June 23

On June 23 at 11 am Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is Jurassic Park Little Golden Book.

Monday June 25

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch invites you to join local musician Marcus Wilkerson to feel the beat and get inspired to make your own rhythms with provided drums and instruments. For grades 6-12. June 25 at 6 pm.

Tuesday June 26

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing Pete’s Dragon on June 26 at 1 pm.

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch wants you to drop by at 2 pm to learn about the equine industry in Kentucky during their “Discovery Hour: Celebrating Horses.” Discovery hours are for grades K-5.

Wednesday June 27

Children can engineer a sturdy structure with playdough and straws, on June 27 at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3  pm at the Kentucky Children’s Garden.

Thursday June 28

Kids can learn about all types of trains while creating a simple shape train to take home at the Kentucky Children’s Garden on June 27 at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

Friday June 29

On June 29 at 5:30 pm Laser Tag takes over the Eastside Library. For ages 13 to 18.

On June 29, The Greatest Showman is playing at Friday Flicks in Jacobson Park. Pre-movie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo, the movie starts at 7 pm.

Saturday June 30

On June 30 at 11 am Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate.

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.

 

This article also appears on page 12 of the June 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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