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This Week in Parks

January 26 - February 1, 2015

Yoga at Raven Run Nature Center  

January 31, 11am
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

This free program is a 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.


Owl Prowl  

January 31, 6 - 8pm
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Please call the center to register and for more information. 859-272-6105.


Upcoming Events
Adult Spring Softball Sign-Ups

February 2 - March 2
Dunbar Community Center

Parks & Recreation will once again offer an adult spring softball league. This league, which is open to those 16 & over, will begin in April and conclude in July. Leagues offered include Men’s (Independent, Major, Industrial and Church), Women’s (Independent and Church) and Coed (Competitive, Recreational and Church). Priority registration for teams returning from spring 2014 leagues is February 2–6. Registration for new or returning teams is February 9–March 2. Registration is limited to teams only and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost to participate is $325 per team plus the 2015 team sanction fee of $25. Managers of teams may call the Athletics Office at 288-2917 to request a registration form or for more information.


Cupid Shoot  

February 6, 5pm
Artworks at Carver Center

Join us for a new adventure archery program just for couples. The archery competition will include couple shoot and his/hers heartbreaker shoot. Basic archery instruction will be provided beginning at 5pm for beginners. The competition will begin at 6pm. Pre registration is required and all equipment will be provided. To learn more and to register call 225-4073.


Volunteer Saturday

February 7, 1pm
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Raven Run is looking for a few good volunteers! Individuals are needed to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and more. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Volunteers should come to the Nature Center at 10am and stay as long as your schedule permits. For more information call (859) 272-6105.


Salamander Search  

February 7, 10am
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Come out to Raven Run and explore the creek for salamanders and other signs of aquatic life. At this time of the year, these amphibians are breeding in the woodland streams providing us with a unique opportunity to observe these secretive animals. This free program will include a short woodland walk. Register by calling 272-6105.


Junior Naturalist “Great Backyard Bird Count”  

February 14, 10am
McConnell Springs

Youth grades K-5th will learn about The Great Backyard Bird Count program and help the naturalist count the birds of McConnell Springs Nature Center. The Junior Naturalist program is held monthly and will have a different theme so plan on attending each month. Call McConnell Springs at 225-4073 to register.


Parks Offices and Community Centers closed for President’s Day  

February 16

Parks & Recreation offices and all community centers will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of President’s Day.


Color Guard Workshop  

February 22, 10am- 2pm
Artworks at Carver Center

Grades 6-11 are welcome to register for this workshop. Are you interested in joining high school color guard or improving your skills? This workshop will introduce you to skills that color guards value and utilize on a regular basis, including dance, flags and rifle. $10 pre registration is required prior to February 15. Please call 425-2057 for more information and to register.


Black History Month Program  

February 25, 6pm
Kenwick Community Center

Kenwick Community Center will celebrate Black History Month with soul food, arts & crafts and a diversity lesson for youth. Please call 266-6405 after 1pm for more information.


Black History Month Program  

February 27, 6:30pm
William Wells Brown Community Center

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.


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