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This Week in Parks

September 22 – September 28, 2014

Adventures in Camping Overnight  

September 26 & 27
Raven Run
6 p.m. - 11 a.m.

For more information, call 288-2900. 

Weekend Workout  

September 27
McConnell Springs
10 a.m.

For additional information, please call 225-4073.

Jacobson Park Boat Dock Closes for the Season  

September 28 

Jacobson Park Boat Dock will close for the season at 7 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Lexington Senior Adults Trip  

October 1
Horseshoe’s Casino in Cincinnati

$30.00 per person. Includes motor coach transportation, buffet food coupon and driver gratuity. Registration is on going until filled, call Martha McFarland at 233-0986.

Pumpkin Patch Golf Classic  

October 13
Tates Creek Golf Course
Registration through Wednesday, October 8

Registration forms are now available at all city-owned golf courses for the 2014 Pumpkin Patch Classic to be held on Sunday, October 12, at the Tates Creek Golf Course. The entry fee is $120 per team and includes green fee, tee gift and lunch. (Cart fees included.) You must have your own team. This 18-hole tournament is open to two-person teams and will be played in a scramble format. All ages and skill levels are eligible to participate. Awards and prizes will be presented for overall first through fifth place, longest drive, closest to the hole, most accurate drive and longest putt. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 8. For additional information, contact Lexington Parks & Recreation at 288-2968 or the Tates Creek Golf Course at 272-3428.

Yoga & Literature at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary  

October 11
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
10 p.m.

This free program is a morning yoga session followed by an optional interpretive program focusing on nature and literature. For registration and more information, call 272-6105.

Fall Wildflowers of Raven Run  

October 12
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
1 p.m.

Come out to Raven Run and enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season. This program will focus on the meadows which are carpeted in fall wildflowers. Learn about fascinating insect interactions and folklore connected to these plants. This program offers great photographic opportunities. To register for the program or for additional information, call Raven Run at 272-6105.

History to Chew On  

October 14
McConnell Springs
6 - 8 p.m.

Pack your brown bag dinner and join us at McConnell Springs for the final “History to Chew On” in the 2014 series. The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

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.

Lexington Senior Adult Trip  

October 17
Festival of Riverboats Race –
River Queen vs. Spirit of Peoria

$65.00 per person. Includes motor coach transportation, festival activities, boat ride during race, heavy appetizers aboard River Queen and driver gratuity. Registration is on going until filled, call Martha McFarland at 233-0986.

Halloween at Raven Run: Mysteries of the Night  

October 17
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Join naturalist Brian Perry this Halloween and explore the mysteries of the natural world. Travel down darkened trails in search of unusual plants and animals. Enjoy the annual “Parade of Pumpkins.” Hear ghost stories as you tour the grounds of the historic home and examine the unusual cabinet of curiosities. Enjoy free refreshments and explore the wonders of our new nature center. There will be free spooky prizes for all young participants. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for admittance to this program. When calling to register, please be prepared to choose one time to attend. For more information or to register, call Raven Run at 272-6105.

Yoga at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary  

October 18
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3 p.m.

This free program is an afternoon yoga session on our 734 acre park, that 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.

Little Goblins Galore  

October 18
McConnell Springs
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Little Goblins ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares at Little Goblins Galore. Youth are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume as they trick-or-treat along a trail filled with friendly characters. In addition, there will be a petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. The admission fee is $5 per child with parents/guardians admitted for free. Little Goblins is brought to you by Parks & Recreation, Kroger, Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse, Emergency Management and Cricket Wireless. To learn more, call 288-2900.

Lexington Senior Adults Trip  

October 18 – 22
Monumental Treasures & Fall Foliage –
Our Nations Capital

Registration is on going until filled, call Martha McFarland at 233-0986. $1155 per person double or triple occupancy.

Halloween at Raven Run: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities  

October 19
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
2 p.m.

This year we are offering a daytime version of our favorite Halloween Program which is geared towards adults and older children. Join naturalist Brian Perry this Halloween and explore the mysteries of the natural world. The main portion of this program is our unusual cabinet of curiosities, complete with stories from the collector himself. Enjoying free refreshments explore the wonders of our new nature center and listen to ghost stories as you tour the grounds of the historic home. There will be free spooky prizes for all young participants. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for admittance to this program. For more information or to register, call Raven Run at 272-6105.

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.

Lexington Senior Adults Trip  

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

 

Last updated: 9/22/2014 11:43:21 AM