Adult Tennis Clinic Registration (March 1–June 15)–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. Three 4-week sessions are offered which take place from 6:30–8 pm on the following evenings: Session 1 (April 22–May 16), Session 2 (May 28–June 24) and Session 3 (July 1–25). Registration for each session is as follows: Session 1 (March 1–April 15), Session 2 (March 1–May 15) and Session 3 (March 1–June 15). The cost to participate is $40 per person per session. Online (lexingtonky.gov/parks) mail-in or drop off registration accepted. (Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper Street, 40508.) Call 288-2915 for additional information.
Youth Tennis Clinics Registrations (April 1–May 15 for Session 1 and April 1–June 15 for session 2)–Open to boys and girls ages 6–15. Participants will be grouped by three age divisions: 6–8, 9–10 and 11–15. Participant’s age is considered as age on beginning date of the selected session. Classes meet Monday through Friday for 55 minutes each day with Session 1 taking place from June 4–29 and Session 2 taking place July 2–27. Morning and/or afternoon clinics are offered at various locations throughout the city. (Visit www.lexingtonky.gov/parks for exact times, location, and registration forms.) The cost is $40 per participant per session. Registrations can be completed online with a credit card and email address if you already have an account set up. All other registrations accepted at the Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper Street. To learn more, call 288-2915.
Adult Summer Volleyball League Sign-Ups for RETURNING TEAMS.(April 29-May 3) Registrations accepted on a first-come, first—serve basis, Athletics Office 545 North Upper Street Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 288-2915 for more information
Pool Passes (April 30 – May 17) Pool passes will go on sale on-line at 9 a.m. on April 30 and will continue thru May 17 5 p.m.
Swim Lesson & Swim Team Registration (Online registration opens at 12 pm, Wednesday, May 2; In-person registration 12–7 pm, Wednesday, May 2, Picadome Administrative Offices)–Registration for swim lessons and swim teams will be offered online beginning at 12 pm on May 2, and will continue through May 20. A user name, password and valid email address are required to register online. The cost for swim lessons is $25 per person while the cost for swim teams is $35 per person. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. A complete swim lesson schedule is available on the Parks website at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks. For more information, call 288-2973. Please note: Class locations, dates and times are subject to change.
Senior Adult’s Trips (May 9-18)– Castles, Kings, & Country scopes- England, Scotland & Wales for more information call 233-0986.
Big Band & Jazz (7–8:30 pm, Tuesday, May 14, 21 & 28 Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater)– Held every Tuesday evening from May 14 through August 27, Big Band & Jazz is one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series. The concerts scheduled for May 14 – June 25 will be held at the Moondance at Midnight Pass in Beaumont. The remaining concerts (July 2 – August 27) will take place at Ecton Park. As always, this weekly concert series will feature great jazz and/or Big Band music. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and pack a picnic dinner. Call 288-2925 for additional information.
- May 14 Young at Heart Big Band
- May 21 The MetroGnomes
- May 28 The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors (BAJA)
Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials (Dawn–Dusk, May 15–19, Masterson Station Park)– The famous Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials will take place on May 15–219 at Masterson Station Park, marking over 50 years of border collie trials in the Bluegrass. This competition, nearly identical to the one in the popular movie “Babe,” is one of the longest-running and most prestigious trials in the country, typically drawing top handlers from across the United States. People of all ages will be in awe of the working relationship between the border collie and their handler. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and pack a picnic lunch or purchase concessions which will be sold on-site. This event is free and appropriate for all ages. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash at all times. Visit www.bluegrassclassicsdt.com or call 288-2900 for more information.
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival (May 18–19 (Classes) and May 18–19 (Market), Lexington Lion’s Club Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park)– In conjunction with the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials will be the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival, a natural fiber and local food event. Patrons will have the opportunity to view some of the nation’s finest fiber artists and purchase handspun yarn and products. There will be a series of classes, workshops and demonstrations including spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and more. This event will also showcase other aspects of the Sheep & Kentucky Agriculture community as patrons can savor the flavors of lamb and other Kentucky Proud food products. A complete listing of workshops is available at www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com. The workshops will take place from 9 am–5 pm, May 18–19. The main festival hours are 9 am–5 pm on May 18 and 10 am–4 pm, May 19. Admission to the fiber festival is $3, children 12 & under is free; workshops fees vary.
Thursday Night Live (May 16, 4:30 – 7:30)– Cheapside Park
Girls, Guns & Glory feat Amy Black – (Americana)
18th Annual Founder’s Day Celebration (10 am–4 pm, Saturday, May 18, McConnell Springs)– Join us as we celebrate the birthplace of the naming of Lexington at the annual Founder’s Day celebration. This free event will feature a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family. Patrons can enjoy historic reenactments, storytellers, musical entertainment, guided tours of the park and much more. Individuals may pack a picnic lunch or purchase concessions on-site. This event is held rain or shine. For additional information, contact McConnell Springs at 225-4073.
City Two-Man Championship (May 18 & 19, Kearney Hill Golf Links)– Registration is currently taking place for the Men’s City Two-Man Championship which will be held May 18–19 at Kearney Hill Golf Links. This 36-hole tournament is open to men who reside in Fayette County or hold a membership at a Fayette County golf club. The first round will be chapman alternate shot and best ball, with the second round a scramble and combined gross. The registration fee is $140 per team and includes a golf cart. The entry deadline is Friday, May 11, and registration forms are available at all city-owned golf courses and on the Parks website at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks. For more information, call 288-2968.