There are LOTS of fun things to do, indoors and out, in and around Lexington this weekend!
Take the kids to the spring meet at Keeneland
for a lesson on horseracing! The day kicks off with Breakfast With the Works: Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your family in the Equestrian Dining Room from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. for just $5. Afterward there are free children’s activities, including having photos made in pint-sized jockey silks. At 8:00 Explorium
representative, Deanna McDaniel will be available to discuss its equine exhibit geared to youngsters. A live demonstration takes place at 8:45 in the Paddock; this week, Barbara Borden will discuss her position at Keeneland as a horse identifier. Before the races start, you can watch world-famous Thoroughbreds as they workout in preparation for their next big race and listen to trackside commentary to find out more about the art of horse training and exercising.
At 11:30 there is a free handicapping seminar. Reservations are not taken or needed for Breakfast with the Works and Keeneland’s first race runs at 1:10 p.m. To learn more about Keeneland and horse racing, click here
See Blue Wildflowers Galore at Lower Howard’s Creek Heritage Park and State Nature Preserve (Clark County) at 9 a.m. Enjoy the height of spring as early blue phlox, Virginia bluebells, larkspur and other wildflowers paint the valley floor in various shades of blue. Preregistration is required for this event – to reserve your space or for more information, contact Clare Sipple at 859-744-4888.
The half pipe contest at The Void skate shop oughtta be fun to watch. The competition kicks off Saturday at 6p.m. The Void is located at 518 E. High St in Lexington, near Woodland Park. Call The Void at (859) 231-8643 for more info.
Go to Jacobson Park Kite Fest and celebrate their first major outdoor event of the season, as well as National Kite Month. All eyes will be on the skies as Kite Fest returns for another year. This colorful event will include face painting, kite making, giant bubbles and special entertainment. Kite Fest takes place from 12—4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on this free event, call (859) 288-2927.
Visit the UK Art Museum and check out Miniature Worlds: Art From India . Included is The Inner Eye: Folk Art from India exhibit and a collection of works from local elementary students, inspired by Miniature Worlds. As well, there is From India With Love: Dance and Yoga Traditions of India Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. According to the Museum’s website, the performance is “an exquisite Bharatanatyam dance performance by one of India’s most beloved dancers, Nrithya Choodamani Priyadarsini Govind” and includes a yoga presentation. Contact the Singletary Center for more info.
This is the first week outdoors for the Lexington Farmers’ Market
2008 season. The Saturday Market is located on Vine Street, downtown and opens at 7 a.m.
And, finally, listen to Ages 3 and Up!
FM. It is THE show for persons aged three years and up in and around Lexington, Kentucky (and on the web!). The fun starts at 8 a.m. Fortunately for you, since you’ll be driving all over the place to get to these awesome events, you can listen to Ages 3 and Up!
in your car.