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This Week in Parks

March 23 - 29, 2015

Artwork at Carver Center Programs  


Lexington Parks & Recreation is excited to offer new programming for youth and adults at the Artworks Center. Artworks Center is currently accepting registration for their spring classes. Classes are offered for both youth and adults and include such programs as Zumba, martial arts, pottery, mosaic tiling, drumming, circus arts and Therapeutic Recreation archery and cooking. Registration is available online at, in-person at Artworks Center (522 Patterson Street), by phone at (859) 425-2057 or by mail. Registration ends one week before each class begins. Please visit the Artworks Cultural Center Page for a full class brochure or call the center for more information.


Adult Tennis League Registration  

March 1 - June 30
Dunbar Community Center

These leagues are open to players 15 years old and over and include play for women's and men’s singles, women's and men’s doubles and mixed doubles. For more information, visit the Adult Tennis Page or call 288-2914.


Tee Ball & Youth Baseball Registration  

March 1 - March 31
Dunbar Community Center

Parks & Recreation youth baseball leagues are open to boys and girls ages 5–12 with age eligibility as of April 30, of the current year.  For information, Visit the Tee Ball & Youth Baseball Page or call 288-2915.


Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Sign-Ups

March 1 - March 31
Dunbar Community Center

The Girls Fast-Pitch leagues are open to girls ages 7–14 with age eligibility determined by the participant’s age as of December 31, of the previous year.  For more information, visit the Girls Softball Page or call 288-2917.


Adult Tennis Clinic Registration  

March 1 - June 26
Dunbar Community Center

The Adult Tennis Clinics are open to players 15 years old and over. Class size is limited to 16 players and all spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, visit the Adult Tennis Page or call 288-2914.


Youth Tennis Clinics Registration  

March 1 - June 26
Dunbar Community Center

Participants will be grouped by two age divisions: 6-10 and 11–15. Participant’s age is considered as age on beginning date of the selected session.  For more information, visit the Youth Tennis Page or call 288-2914.


Tennis Team Registration  

March 1 - June 26
Dunbar Community Center

Instruction and match play experience is offered for advance/intermediate players in middle and high school.  For more information, visit the Youth Tennis Page or call 288-2914.


Youth Co-ed Summer Kickball League Registration

March 1 - March 31
Dunbar Community Center

Leagues are open to boys and girls ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15. Player’s age as of August 1 of the current year determines league eligibility.  For more information, visit the Youth Kickball Page or call 288-2914.


8th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs  

March 28, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Various Wineries

This annual fundraising event to benefit McConnell Springs allows participants the opportunity to taste a one-ounce sample of wine before its final stages of bottling and release. The tasting also gives individuals the chance to experience up-and-coming wines and an opportunity to discuss the soon-to-be-released sample. Sixteen wineries, all within an hour drive of Lexington, will be participating. Partakers may start at any participating winery and travel to as many as they wish for the cost of $20. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Maps and brochures of each winery participating will be available at the McConnell Springs registration table at each winery. For more information or for participating wineries, visit or call the nature center (859) 225-0473.


Yoga at Raven Run  

March 28, 11:00am
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

In honor of Black History Month, the Community Center will feature a performance honoring famous African Americans. There will be special performances by Lexington Traditional Magnet School (LTMS) Step/Hip Hop Team and youth of the William Wells Brown Community Center. A special presentation to honor special participants of the community center will also be presented. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. Healthy refreshments will be provided following the program. For more information call 389-6678.


Earth Hour Owl Prowl  

March 28, 8:00pm
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Join us as we participate in the annual Earth Hour a world-wide “lights-off” event. We will be listening for our resident owls while enjoying the peace and beauty of Raven Run at night. The program will be cancelled in the event of threatening weather. To register for this free program, call (859) 272-6105.


Upcoming Events

Spring Break at Raven Run  

March 30, April 1 & April 3, 10:00am- 12:00pm
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Raven Run is offering Fayette County students and parents the chance to enjoy the outdoors during their Spring Break at Raven Run program. This free program offers an arts and crafts activity as well as a short nature hike. Spring Break at Raven Run is designed for youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade. A parent or adult guardian must accompany children. Call 272-6105 to register for this free program.


Spring Break at McConnell Springs  

March 31 & April 2, 10:00am- 12:00pm
McConnell Springs

School-age children (ages Kindergarten through 5th grade) and their parent/guardian can discover nature through hands-on activities at McConnell Springs during Spring Break. March 31-“Creepy Crawlers” Learn about animals that slither and crawl as you search the park for the creepiest crawlers. April 2-“Whats in the water?” Learn about the animals that live in the water at McConnell Springs and why we should protect their home. This program is free but pre-registration is requested. To register, call 225-4073.

Last updated: 3/23/2015 1:13:28 PM