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Hamburg is getting a new elementary school.

The newest elementary school in FCPS, at 4801 Athens Boonesboro Rd., is planned to open in the fall of 2019 with a capacity of 750 students. The new school will pull students from Garrett Morgan, Athens-Chilesburg, and possibly Squires Elementary. The goals are to rezone 550 to 600 students, accommodate all elementary students within a mile of the school, implement a grandfathering plan to accommodate rising fifth-graders, and address anticipated growth on the East/Southeast side of Lexington.

The new school is planned to be one story and 80,000 square feet featuring two academic wings connected by gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, administration.

Committee’s schedule, with tentative dates and topics

July 10 | Davis Demographics presentation of scenarios

July 24 | Community forum

Aug. 13 | Proposal to the school board

Aug. 27 | Presentation at the school board’s action meeting

children standing in front of YMCA outdoor pavilion

The Hamburg YMCA celebrated the completion of the outdoor pavilion and honored the lead benefactor, Kloiber Foundation. The new 4,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion was built to shelter YMCA summer camp participants.

 

 

EVENTS

Thursday, July 5

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Kung Fu Panda 3” on July 5 at 1 pm.

Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch is holding a SoungFarmers community jam on its front porch on July 5. At 6:30 pm bring your instrument, your voice, or a song.

 

Friday, July 6

Dinos invade the Lexington Convention center July 6 through 8. Jurassic Quest is America’s Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for yourselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.

 

Saturday, July 7

Hamburg Barnes & Noble is hosting storytime and activities featuring “Neck & Neck” on July 7 at 11 am. A giraffe’s self-esteem is tested during a hilarious confrontation between unlikely look-alikes in this laugh-out-loud book.

 

Tuesday, July 10

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Sing” on July 10 at 1 pm.

 

Thursday, July 12

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Finding Dory” on July 12 at 1 pm.

The 57th annual Bluegrass Fair returns to Masterson Station Park July 12-22, featuring more than 100 state fair-type amusement rides, carnival games, live music, exhibits and attractions. The 2018 lineup includes a stunt and motorcycle show, pageants, livestock and agriculture exhibits, a barnyard petting zoo, flower and garden show, and more. Gates open at 5 pm weekdays and at 3 pm on weekends.

 

Friday, July 13

NorthEast Christian Church is hosting a family movie night on July 13 in the East Wing parking lot. They are showing “Wonder,” featuring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, and Jacob Tremblay, which tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who attends a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

 

Saturday July 14

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is hosting Demo Day on July 14 at Transylvania University. After completing the three week accelerator program, Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a live audience and panel of judges. The top 5 teams have the opportunity to earn cash prizes. Visit the GSE Facebook page for more details.

Hamburg Barnes & Noble is hosting storytime and activities featuring appearances by fairy tale favorites Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and all the Wicked Witches on July 14 at 11 am.

 

Tuesday, July 17

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “The Peanuts Movie” on July 17 at 1 pm.

 

Thursday, July 19

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Stuart Little” on July 19 at 1 pm.

Ronald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is at the Lexington Children’s Theatre from July 19 to July 29.

 

Monday, July 23

Bluegrass Catering hosts a Cooking Camp the week of July 23 through July 27. This is a day camp from 9 am to 3 pm. Campers must be between the ages of 8 and 10 years old.

 

Tuesday, July 24

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Despicable Me 3” on July 24 at 1 pm.

 

Thursday, July 26

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Monsters University” on July 26 at 1 pm.

 

Tuesday, July 31

The Farish Theater inside the Central Library is showing “Inside Out” on July 31 at 1 pm.

 

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

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