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This Week in Parks

February 1 – February 7, 2016

Adult Spring Softball Signups
Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 5 Returning Teams 
Monday, February 8 – Friday, March 7 New Teams

For more information or to register: 288-2917
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fee is $325 plus $25 for 2016 NSA Sanction Fee.
 

Upcoming Events 


Outdoor Skills Class
Saturday, February 13, 9 - 10 a.m., McConnell Springs
For more information or to register: 225-4073

Learn skills related to outdoor activities including camping, hiking, knots, orienteering, paddling and backpacking. Pre-registration is required.
 

Salamander Search
Saturday, February 13, 1 p.m., Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 
For more information: 272-6105

Raven Run is home to several different salamanders. During late winter is a great time to try to find the stream-side salamander in the creeks at the park. Join us as we walk Raven Run creek in search of the stream-side salamander. Be sure to wear waterproof boots for this 90 minute program/hike. This program is weather dependent so call the park beforehand.
 

Presidents’ Day Holiday Closings Monday, February 15
Lexington Parks & Recreation administrative offices; all community centers; Bell House Therapeutic Recreation & Senior adult programs are closed
McConnell Springs, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and city golf courses are open.
 

Therapeutic Recreation cooking classes
Wednesdays, February 17 – March 23 Distribution Center 1306 Versailles Road
3-4:30 p.m. or 5-6:30 p.m.
For more information or to register: 288-2928

Participants 13 and older will learn to create delicious meals from healthy recipes. Pre-registration and prepayment is required by February 8. Cost is $30 plus $40 cash for groceries.
 

Therapeutic Recreation Friday outing to the EKU Planetarium
Friday, February 19
For more information or to register: 288-2928

Join Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation on a day trip to the EKU Planetarium in Richmond. Cost is $5 for the planetarium; participants should bring money for lunch. Call to register for this trip.
 

Junior Naturalists “Invaders”
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m., McConnell Springs
For more information or to register: 225-4073

Youth K–5th grade are invited to come out to McConnell Springs for their Junior Naturalist program. Participants will learn about plants and animals from other parts of the world that are invading our park and maybe even your own backyard. Call McConnell Springs to register for this free program.
 

Salamander Search
Saturday, February 20, 1 p.m., Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 
For more information: 272-6105

Raven Run is home to several different salamanders. During late winter is a great time to try to find the stream-side salamander in the creeks at the park. Join us as we walk Raven Run Creek in search of the stream-side salamander. Be sure to wear waterproof boots for this 90 minute program/hike. This program is weather dependent so call the park beforehand.
 

Bell House temporary closure Monday, February 22 – Sunday, March 6
For more information: 233-0986

The Bell House will be closed for routine refurbishment. There will be no Senior adult or Therapeutic Recreation programs during this time.
 

Community Centers celebrate Black History Month 
Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m., Dunbar Community Center 288-2941
Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m., Kenwick Community Center 266-6405
Friday, February 26, 6 p.m., William Wells Brown Community Center 389-6678

Celebrate Black History with Soul Food (Dunbar), Arts & Crafts and a presentation (William Wells Brown), Arts & Crafts and a Movie (Kenwick).
 

Weekend Workout 
Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m., McConnell Springs
For more information or to register: 225-4073

Volunteers are needed to help assist with park maintenance activities such as cleanup of park grounds, trail upkeep and removal of weeds. Be sure to dress appropriately – clothes that can get dirty, layers for changing weather conditions, etc.
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