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Special Event: Horse Racing, History/Science
Man O' War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was
He is an American icon, born in Kentucky, who would go on to capture the country's imagination as well as 20 of 21 starts in his racing career. To celebrate his 100th anniversary, the Kentucky Horse Park is creating a yearlong Man o' War celebration. There...
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Wed 11/1/17 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Equestrian
Legends of the Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times of Tom & Donna Moore
Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable, and their names are synonymous with world’...
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Museum, Equestrian, Horse Racing
The Journey Continues: Preston Dyer’s Bedouin Experience
The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to America. Come see the dramatic photo-documentation of Preston Dyer and ...
Kentucky Horse Park – International Museum of the Horse
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 3/30/18 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Community Event, Tour
Tour of Remodeled Homes
It's a great time to remodel! The Tour of Remodeled Homes on August 26-27 is your chance to gather ideas and view the workmanship of BIA Professional Remodelers. Homeowners throughout Lexington and Central Kentucky will open their doors to showcase their p...
Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/27/17
Special Event: Social Event
Free Coffee for Teachers - Happy 1st Week of School!
Shakespeare & Co. want to thank all the teachers and faculty for their commitment to educating our future leaders. Between Wednesday, August 16th and Sunday, August 20th we will have free coffee for teachers and faculty with their faculty ID. Available...
Shakespeare & Co. Hamburg
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/20/17
Special Event: Gardening, Volunteer Event
Arboretum Native Plants Volunteer Opportunity
Help the Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky Collection by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants, maintaining mulched trails, tending the grounds by weeding, mulching, removing invasives and other tasks.
The Arboretum (State Botanical Garden of Kentucky)
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 9/7/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 9/14/17 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
Metal Lathe 1
The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. Learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make acc...
Kre8Now Makerspace
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 6pm-8pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Tour, History/Science
Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat History Tours
Liberty Hall Historic Site has teamed up with Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Tours and Blue Wing Landing Inn near Gratz, Kentucky to create an exciting fundraising experience for history and nature buffs alike. Six tours are scheduled for mid-August and mid-Sept...
Liberty Hall Historic Site
Frankfort, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Tue 9/26/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Wed 9/27/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Thu 9/28/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
Thursday Morning Prose Group
A critique group for works-in-progress. All genres, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, are welcome. This is an ongoing writing group that meets year-round; join at any time.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Green/Environmental, Nature
Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Kentucky Theatre
Come to an evening of exciting films full of wild adventures, canoe trips, climbing, hiking, natural wonders and more. Two hours of incredible short films, plus special guests and giveaways, as a benefit for the Kentucky Conservation Committee. If you love...
The Kentucky Theatre
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Pop
2017 Picnic With The Pops
The Lexington Philharmonic presents the 2017 Picnic with the Pops! featuring two unforgettable performances: Friday "Raiders of the Lost Ark" – film with live orchestra accompaniment and Saturday “The Music of Michael Jackson" – featuring guest vocalist Ja...
Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 6pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 6pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event
A Summer Soiree
This cocktail-attire event will feature live music from Tee Dee Young, great food from Lockbox, 21c’s acclaimed restaurant; live performance art; and a silent auction. This year’s event highlights the Council’s commitment to education at all levels, from i...
21c Museum Hotel
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 7pm-12am
Special Event: Tour
Arboretum Docent Guided Tour
Join Arboretum Docents for a guided tour of the Arboretum. View beautiful plants, shrubs, trees, roses, vegetable gardens and more. Groups of 5 must pre-register by calling the visitor's center.
The Arboretum (State Botanical Garden of Kentucky)
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 11am-12pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
FREE Writing Practice
This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We will write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page during two or three ...
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 12pm-1:30pm
Fri 8/25/17 at 12pm-1:30pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
Gourmet Learning: Finding Grant Funders for Your Project
Do you have a great program idea but lack the funding? Are you frustrated by receiving grant rejection letters? How can you find out which prospects might really be interested in your program without having to purchase expensive prospect software? This s...
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 12pm-2pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Seniors
Seniors Writing Group
If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the Lexington Senior Center. This group features in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems, and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and...
Lexington Senior Citizens Center
Lexington, KY

Fri 8/18/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Fri 8/25/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family
2nd Annual Wiener Dog Races
Come join us for our 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Races (and other dogs, too)! There will be live horse racing, Wiener Dog races, Running of the Bull..dogs, All-Breed Rescue Run, food and drink specials, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Humane Societ...
The Red Mile
Lexington, KY

Sat 8/19/17 at 6pm-9pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Tour, Living History
Bourbon Academy at Woodford Reserve
Join Master Distiller Chris Morris and/or Master Taster Elizabeth McCall and spend a full, interactive day at the Woodford Reserve Distillery learning the fine art of crafting and appreciating bourbon – America’s native spirit. The day includes an extensi...
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Versailles, KY

Sat 8/19/17 at 12:30pm-5:30pm
Special Event: Community Event, Social Event, For the Family, Food/Tasting
Cherry Seed Coffee House Grand Opening Celebration
Join us for the Grand Opening of Lexington's newest coffee house! There will be vendors, food trucks, giveaways, and of course lots of COFFEE! Come say hey, join in the party, and while you're here, try our delicious, ethically sourced coffee that is roast...
Cherry Seed Coffee House
Lexington, KY

Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-4pm
Special Event: Living History, Tour
Dr. Coleman's Lexington History Walks: Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!
Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets! – Tour departs from the street outside the Lexington Visitors Center (401 West Main Street) Genteel Lexington has its dark side. Uncover why Lexington was called "the wicked city." Learn of the duelists, gamblers, and l...
Lexington Visitors Center
Lexington, KY

Sat 8/19/17 at 8pm-9:15pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 8pm-9:15pm
Sat 9/2/17 at 8pm-9:15pm
Sat 9/9/17 at 8pm-9:15pm

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