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Art Show
"Paint-out" and Sale by Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass
The Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass will hold a "paint-out" and sale on the grounds of the Jack Jouett House, and the public is invited to join. The group has forty members drawn from Central Kentucky and surrounding area, and share a love of the outdoors and painting. Generally, it takes about three hours to complete a small painting or study. The public is welcome to join the paint-out, enjoy the grounds of the Jack Jouett House, and learn more about plein air painting. The event is free. For more information contact the Jack Jouett House at 859-873-7902 or info@jouetthouse.org.
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Tour,History/Science
“House Divided” Cemetery Walking Tour
Explore Lexington’s most famous cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour features graves of both soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family, with an emphasis on Lexington’s divided home front during the Civil War. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by calling 859-233-9999. Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located at 833 W. Main Street. Please do not contact the cemetery.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
13th Annual YMCA Reindeer Ramble 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk
The Reindeer Ramble is a wonderful way to participate in a 5K or 10K while supporting scholarships for kids attending YMCA summer camps. Sign up as an individual or a team. We encourage participants to don their favorite holiday sweater, Santa suit, or “holiday festive” attire and embrace the spirit of the holiday.
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Art Show, Art Talk, Folk Art/Crafts
2018 Anderson County Art Trail
The annual art trail is your chance to meet many of Anderson County’s talented artists and visit the studios where their art is created, displayed and sold. This year’s trail will feature a stop at Frame Clinic & Art Alley in downtown Lawrenceburg (100 W. Court St.) where artists in numerous media will be set up. You can also stop in at Maynard Studios (1986 Fox Creek Road) where blacksmith artists Matt and Karine Maynard will host their 9th open studio, which will include blacksmithing demonstrations, free food, and other artists including glass artist Chad Balster and Cynthia Carr from Crosswinds Pottery. Marianne Brown Pottery (2038 Fox Creek Road) is another stop on the trail, where you’ll see works created by Brown and also by Melanie VanHouton of Josephine Sculpture Park. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to meet these artists, who’ll have their work on display and for sale.
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Politics, Politics
2018 Candidate Forum
The Lexington Domestic Violence Prevention Board is hosting a Candidates Forum to hear what the candidates have to say on topics related domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and other crime victims' issues. Discussion will be moderated by Jack Pattie of WVLK. We've invited candidates for contested judicial and legislative offices in Fayette County.
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Politics
2018 LFUCG Mayoral Public Forum
You are invited to a free public forum featuring Lexington’s mayoral candidates, moderated by WKYT’s Bill Bryant, on October 2, 2018 at the Farish Theater within the Central Branch of the Lexington Public Library. The main topics of the forum are land use, neighborhoods, senior issues, and quality of life. The event will be followed by a meet-and-greet in the Central Branch Gallery. This forum is presented by AARP Kentucky, Fayette Alliance, Fayette County Farm Bureau, Fayette County Neighborhood Council, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Lexington Public Library, and WKYT.
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Variety Show, Magic
21st Century Magic: Keeping the Arts ALIVE Tour
21st Century Magic is what Reed & Ashton like to call a “High Energy, High Impact, Magic & Illusion Show”. It is a strategically combined mix of Brain-Bending New Age Illusions, Highly Trained Rescue Animals, Ridiculous Stunts, Breath-Taking Escapes, Audience Participation, and just “The Absolute Correct Amount of Comedic Relief”. The Alban Arts Center described it as “A Phenomenal, Vegas Quality Show”. With their signature Rock Star Style and “Larger than Life Personalities” in high demand, this duo is guaranteed to be a “Smash Hit”. Since 1940 ROHS Opera House has been the #1 place to witness LIVE entertainment in downtown Cynthiana, KY. In fundraising efforts, for two nights only, Join The Mastersons on their mission to "Keep the Arts ALIVE in Small Town America"! Their Award Winning show "21st Century Magic" will not only raise money for the theatre, but help to build awareness of the Performing Arts in and around Cynthiana. For the past 10 years The Mastersons have raised 1,000's of dollars for ROHS as well as other historic theaters across the country. With a long history of sell out performances resulting in people being turned away at the door. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your seat.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
23rd Annual Lexington Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Kentucky, a local nonprofit working to end breast cancer forever, will host its 23rd Annual Lexington Race for the Cure 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk, presented by Bank of America, on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The race will take place at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, located at 120 N. Limestone in Lexington. Registration is open now for runners and walkers. Individuals and teams can register by visiting KomenKentucky.org or by calling (859) 368-7133.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
2nd Annual 5k for the 5 Senses to benefit VIPS
Join us in this family friendly 5k run/walk to benefit Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). VIPS is the only agency that provides regular and ongoing early intervention services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired in Kentucky and Indiana.
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Community Event
40th Anniversary of the Jack Jouett House
Forty years ago a group of committed citizens held a dedication at the newly restored Jack Jouett House on Craig's Creek Road. On October 13, a celebration of that anniversary will be held, sponsored by Woodford County Fiscal Court and the Woodford County Historical Society. The theme of the event is "The Importance of Historic Preservation to the Community." Judge John Coyle will welcome guests, and long-time Executive Director Janice Clark will provide an overview of the restoration project. Nick Laracuente, Program Administrator for Site Protection and Archaeology for the Kentucky Heritage Council will discuss recent archaeology at the Jack Jouett House. Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky Betsy Hatfield will explore why preservation matters to local communities. Program begins at 1 p.m. in the Visitor's Center. Refreshments and a tour of the Jack Jouett House will follow. Admission is free. For more information contact the Jack Jouett House at 859-873-7902 or info@jouetthouse.org.
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