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This Week in Parks

October 20 – 26, 2014

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park  

September 26 – November 2
Jacobson Park
Thursdays –Sundays & Halloween Night
7:30–11:30 pm

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park returns for three years in a row, this Halloween and promises to be scarier than ever. Spread across 40 acres, patrons can enjoy three different attractions: the Dark Forest, 13 Doors & Entrapment. There is no age limit; however, we strongly encourage all parents/guardians to not bring their children under the age of 13. Additionally, patrons are not allowed to wear costumes. There are no refunds. This event takes place from 7:30–10 pm on Thursday and Sunday nights as well as Halloween week it is open from 7:30 pm–11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit www.frightnightlex.com or call 859-229-4335.

Youth Basketball Registration  

Registration October 1–October 31

Parks & Recreation offers a youth basketball league for boys and girls ages 5–15. (Player’s age as of November 30, 2014.) Leagues offered include Co-Rec. Little Dribblers (5 & 6), Co-Rec. Training (7–9) and Co-Rec. Junior Varsity (Boys & Girls 13–15). Players may register as a returning player for a team in their current age division if they have previously played for that team in that age division. All other players register as a new player and will be assigned to a team. The registration fee is $55 per participant – uniform and practice facility rental cost not included. Individuals may register online, by mail or in person. Click Here for additional information on registration and league locations or call 288-2915.

Therapeutic Recreation Hand Drumming Class  

Fridays, October 17 – November 21
Carver Center
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Call 288-2908 to learn more or to register.

Weekend Workout  

October 23
McConnell Springs
10 a.m.

For more information call 225-4073.

Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance/Costume Party  

October 24
Tates Creek Recreation Center
6 – 9 p.m.

Individuals aged 13 years & over are invited to join us for our Therapeutic Recreation Fall Dance. Enjoy an evening of dancing, music, refreshments and more. Be sure to come dressed in costume. The cost is $5 per person, payable at the door. For more information on the fall dance or other therapeutic recreation programs, call 288-2908.

Lexington Senior Adults Trip  

October 24
Keeneland

Registration is on going until filled, call Martha McFarland at 233-0986. $15.00 per person.

Yoga into the Stars at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary  

October 25
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
6 p.m.

This free program is an evening yoga session on our 734 acre park, which is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades. If you are interested in participating in this free program, please call to register 272-6105. .

Stargazing  

October 25
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
7 - 9 p.m.

View the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way. The program is weather dependent so please call prior to the event to ensure it has not been cancelled. For more information on this free program, contact Raven Run at 272-6105.

Thriller Parade & Halloween Extravaganza 

October 26
Downtown Lexington
8 p.m.

Voted a Top 10 Halloween destination by USA Today, Zombies will return to haunt downtown Lexington once again on Sunday, October 26! The downtown Halloween celebration will get started at 6:30 pm with fall foods, Halloween festivities and performances at the Courthouse Plaza. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the annual live performance of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video “Thriller” which will be held at 8:00 pm. The Halloween Parade will start at Quality and Main and will proceed down Main Street to Mill Street. The “Thriller” routine will immediately follow the parade and will be performed numerous times along the way. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun! Those who wish to participate in the “Thriller” reenactment should contact Mecca Live at 859-254-9790 or meccadancestudio@gmail.com. For additional information, call 288-2925. In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place on Monday, October 27 at the same times.

Upcoming Events

Lexington Senior Adults Trip  

October 31
Howling Halloween Hootenanny
LCS on Nicholasville Road
11 a.m.

 

Yoga at Raven Run  

November 1 
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3 p.m.

 

Community Centers extended hours for Election Day  

November 4
12 - 5 p.m.

Fayette County Schools will be closed, so Parks & Recreation Community Centers will be open 12 – 5 pm. Winburn will be closed. For more information please call 288-2955.

Environmental History  

November 9 
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
1 p.m.

 

Junior Naturalist–“Birds of Prey”  

November 15
McConnell Springs
11 a.m.

Youth ages 10 and younger are invited to come out to McConnell Springs for their Junior Naturalist program. Dr. Tom Sproat will be bringing live birds to discuss their adaptations. To learn more about this free program, call 225-4073.

Yoga at Raven Run

November 15
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
10 a.m.

 

Turkey Run  

November 22
Castlewood Community Center
11 a.m.

For ages 5 – 12. Registration: 10 to 11 a.m.   Run starts at 11.

Yoga at Raven Run 

November 22
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Time TBA

 

Weekend Workout  

November 22
McConnell Springs
10 a.m.

McConnell Springs is looking for a few good volunteers! Individuals are needed to help with weed pulling, garden upkeep, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 am and stay as long as your schedule permits. For additional information, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073

Thanksgiving Holiday  

November 27-28

Parks offices closed, Community Centers closed. McConnell Springs & Raven Run closed November 27.

Yoga at Raven Run  

November 29
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Time TBA

 

Last updated: 10/21/2014 1:15:11 PM