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EVENTS

Feb 2

The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Sticks in the Stacks” on Friday February 2 at 4 pm. If your looking for a place to work on your latest knitting or crochet project or new to working with needles and hooks then join like-minded crafters in the Makerspace for some crafty fun. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, and some yarn provided, but please feel free to bring your own favorites or current project.

 

Feb 5

The Lexington Senior Center will be offering an AARP Smart Driver Course on Monday, February 5 from noon to 4:30 pm. You can sign-up at the Lexington Senior Center front desk.

The Lexington Senior Center is ready to help you learn to navigate your tablet, phone or laptop. Call the Center to schedule an appointment. Assistance available on a one-on-one base. Mondays from 11 am to 12:30 pm. These classes will be held at the Charles Young Center on the first and second Monday of each month, the rest of the month, the classes will be held at the LSC on Life Lane.

 

Feb 7

Morning Pointe is hosting “Belief, Healing & Health” on February 7. Dr. Don Gash, professor of neuroscience at the University of Kentucky, shares his extensive research on “Blue Zone” communities around the world, and their approaches to longevity and well-being, including, Mindful Activity, Nutrition,Restorative Rest, and Compassion.

Explore the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center with a tour provided by BGT deTours. Throughout the 1950s, the Lyric hosted first-run films, fashion shows, pageants, and performances from a roster of jazz, Soul and R&B greats, which included B.B. King, Ray Charles, Count Basie and his Orchestra, The Temptations, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Come take a tour through this historic venue, 5:30 pm on February 7.

 

Feb 16

The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Windows Basics” on February 16 at 9:30 am. Explore the newest version of Windows, Windows 10. Customize your Start menu. Add shortcut icons and personalize your desktop. Make the taskbar work for you. Registration is required along with previous knowledge PCs or earlier versions of Windows.

 

Feb 19

The Lexington Senior Center offers a Technology 101 course on February 19 and 26 at 11 am, for any questions regarding your tablet, laptop, or smartphone. AARP volunteers will be at the Senior Center on the third and fourth Monday of each month to work with you one-on-one. Please contact Amanda Patrick at 859-278-6072 to set up an appointment with one of the volunteers.

 

Feb 22

An Aging Support Group will be held at the Lexington Senior Center on February 22 at 10 am.  They offer lively discussions of all things related to aging, life after retirement, and tips on staying brain and heart healthy in your golden years. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Please contact Amanda Patrick at 859-278-6072 for more information and to suggest a topic for discussion.

Registration for the next class session at the Lexington Senior Center, February 26 to April 20, will begin on February 22.

 

Feb 26

Join Fayette County Public Schools on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Fayette County Extension Office for Grandparent/Caregiver Support Group. These support group meetings will enable you to learn about available resources, meet others in similar situations, get help gaining access to services, and provide caregiver training for this new type of parenting.

 

Feb 28

Highgrove at Tates Creek presents the first annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, February 28 at 1 pm. There will be complimentary health screenings, you can attend educational and fitness workshops, enjoy a massage and enter to win door prizes.

 

Carolyn’s Corner Book Club at The Lexington Senior Center

February 15 book is Agatha Christie’s  Murder on the Orient Express  (1934). Just after midnight, the famous  Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

 

This article also appears on page 16 & 17 of the February 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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