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MONDAY, MAY 2

The Bell House Monday Club offers seniors a chance to get together and enjoy special entertainment and speakers. For more information, call  Martha McFarland at 859.233.0986  or email mmcfarla@lexingtonky.gov

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3

The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will be holding Spanish for Beginners classes starting Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is no fee but reservations are required. This six-week Spanish class starts with the alphabet and builds up to basic conversational phrases.

Yoga with Katie can offer some springtime relaxation. Slow down and chill with Katie Scherrer for her May Yoga Series at Eastside. Please bring your own mat if possible. Loose, comfortable. For more information, call Alexa Adams-Robertson at 859.231.5500 x2200 or email aadamsrobertson@lexpublib.org

 

Wednesday, May 4

Go fishing with Bell House seniors Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at shelter No. 1 at Jacobson Park. The rain date will be May 11.

 

The Wednesday Quilting Friends group will be meeting at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Bring your project, supplies, and sewing machine and join us for creative fun.  We love to share ideas and help each other along the way. All skill levels are welcome. The group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

MAY 10 (RICHMOND)

The Other Dementias:  LBD, VaD, and FTD  Scary, thrashing dreams?  Hallucinations?  Weird social behavior?  Not all types of dementia have the same symptoms as Alzheimer’s Disease, which most people have heard of.  There are other types of dementia that have different symptoms from Alzheimer’s and that may need different types of treatment.  In this discussion you will learn about Lewy Body Dementia/Parkinson’s Dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.  The program will be held on Tuesday, May 10th from 10:30am-11:30am at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.  To register, please contact the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office at 859-623-4072 or the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 6.

The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host an Introduction to MS Word computer class May 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tour Microsoft Word and learn where all the best buttons live. Create and format a document. Ask questions to your heart’s content. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard, understand PC basics or have previous computer experience.

 

MAY 11

The AARP Driver Safety Course is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course designed especially for drivers 50 and over. Your insurance company may give you a discount on your vehicle insurance once you have completed the class. The following Wednesday sessions are scheduled at the Bell House: 5/11, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9 at 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. You only need to signup for one session. Pack a sandwich and join. Price is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members payable to AARP on the day of class. Call 233-0986 for more information.

Discover the intermediate features of MS Word at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Copy! Paste! Make a bulleted list! Discover some of Word’s trickier features like headers, footnotes, and labels. Students must have completed Introduction to MS Word or previous experience. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the medium conference room.

 

Thursday, May 12

Understand and use The Cloud by taking the “Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere” class offered by the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.  Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Microsoft OneDrive is the primary site we’ll explore, but the class also provides some basic information of several other prominent storage sites. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number or email to create an account. The class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, May 17

The Lexington Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting weekly concerts each Tuesday evening, starting May 17, as part of the Moondance at Midnight Pass amphitheater program. On May 17, the special guests will be The MetroGnomes. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Wednesday, May 18

The Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial will once again be held at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park from dawn to dusk. This competition is one of the largest, longest-running and most prestigious trials in the country, and always draws top handlers from across the United States. Bleacher seating and concessions are available or patrons may bring a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic lunch. Additionally, dogs are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and leashed at all times. Parking and admission to the Bluegrass Classic is free. For more information, visit www.bluegrassclassicsdt.com. The event will take place May18-20.

 

Saturday, May 21

Founders Day at McConnell Springs will be honored with day-long events, starting at 10 a.m. Join us as we celebrate the birthplace of Lexington at our 22th annual Founder’s Day Celebration.  This event will feature a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family. Patrons can see historic re-enactments and exhibits, live musical entertainment, storytellers, contests and more. Additionally, individuals may pack a picnic lunch or purchase concessions which are available on site. For more information, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival will open Saturday, May 21at 9 a.m. and continue through Sunday, May 22. The festival, a natural fiber and local food event, showcases some of the nation’s finest fiber artists, yarn, products the Kentucky sheep and agriculture community and Kentucky Proud food producers. Once again, this year’s festival will include a series of classes, workshops and demonstrations in the fiber arts. For more information visit www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com

 

Tuesday, May 24

The Lexington Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting weekly concerts each Tuesday evening, starting May 17, as part of the Moondance at Midnight Pass amphitheater program. On May 24, the special guests will be The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Monday, May 30

The Southland Association and Lexington Parks & Recreation are once again joining together to offer a Bluegrass music concert series this summer. Held at 7 pm on Monday evenings through Sept. 5, this free concert will feature some of the best Bluegrass bands in the area. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions which will be available onsite. Afterwards, individuals are invited to stay around and participate in a jam session. For more information, call 276-4692.

 

Tuesday, May 31

The Lexington Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting weekly concerts each Tuesday evening, starting May 17, as part of the Moondance at Midnight Pass amphitheater program. On May 31, the special guests will be The Young at Heart Big Band. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

This article also appears on page 17 of the May 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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