Kentucky Events

Kids and Families

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

DATE: July 24-25 at 7 pm; July 26-July 27 at 2 pm; Aug. 1 at 2 pm;
Aug. 2 at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Aug. 3 at 2 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

Countdown to Kindergarten: Music Builds STEAM

Free for one kindergartener and one parent. Any additional family members are $5 a person. Children will take an interactive journey with the Lexington Philharmonic exploring how music and the arts relate to science, technology, engineering and math. Advance registration is recommended, but not required. To register call 859-233-4226. Go to www.Countdown2Kindergarten.org or call 211 for more information.
DATE: Saturday, July 26, 10 am-noon
LOCATION: Lexington Philharmonic at STEAM Academy, 123 East Sixth Street, Lexington

Revolutionary Kids Day

Free admission. Experience life in Revolutionary America with an afternoon of fun children's activities, crafts, games, and period demonstrations by Revolutionary War-era costumed re-enactors. Special children's historic house tours, pony rides, and a petting zoo will be available.
DATE: Saturday, July 26, noon-5 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Countdown to Kindergarten: Nature Scavenger Hunt Bingo at McConnell Springs Park

Free for kindergarteners and their parents. No pets allowed in the park. This is an "on your own" nature scavenger hunt bingo at the park. Bingo cards and prizes to children who get a nature bingo are provided. Go to www.Countdown2Kindergarten.org or call 211 for more information.
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 am-4:30 pm
LOCATION: McConnell Springs Park, 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum Kids Craft Workshop

We'll read books from the Victorian era and make crafts that children who grew up in Victorian Louisville might have done in their own summer vacations. This session we will making paper fans and top hats. The cost is $10 per child. Parents are asked to stay with their children throughout the workshop.
DATE: Aug. 6, 10 am
LOCATION: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, Louisville

Family Fun Time: Outdoor Adventures

Cost: $40 ($30 for members). Parent and child class (for 2-4 years and a parent). Limit: 6 pairs. Pre-registration is required and can be made online at www.LASCLEX.org.
DATE: Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9-10 am
LOCATION: Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington

Countdown to Kindergarten: Lexington Legends

Free admission for kindergartener in Countdown to Kindergarten shirt. Additional tickets for family members are at the group discounted rate of $7 a person. Tickets can be picked up at the "Group Will Call" table on the plaza between the front gate and the box office. Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Contact David Barry at 859-422-7858 or dbarry@lexingtonlegends.com. Enjoy a Legends baseball game with family-fun entertainment and fireworks following the game. Go to www.Countdown2Kindergarten.org or call 211 for more information.
DATE: Friday, Aug. 8, gates open at 6 pm, game starts at 7:05 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Legends Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane, Lexington

KET's Super Saturday

Bring your little explorers to KET for a day of free fun and hands-on activities for children ages 2 to 8. Learn more and register online.
DATE: Saturday Aug. 9
LOCATION: KET Network Center, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington

Countdown to Kindergarten: Dance into Kindergarten

Free to kindergarteners and their parents, as well as school-aged siblings. Children will witness and participate in an active lecture demonstration by the Lexington Ballet artistic director Luis Dominguez and the Lexington Ballet dancers. Give your child the chance to have a first lesson with a demonstration from the professional company. The professional dancers will interact, guide and encourage students. Go to www.Countdown2Kindergarten.org or call 211 for more information.
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 am
LOCATION: Lexington Ballet Company, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington

Braille for the Sighted: Workshops for Young People

Learn the basics of braille and practice writing on a braille slate and a braillewriter. Advanced students will learn more about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as how to write music and do math with braille. Call the American Printing House for the Blind at 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 8-14.
DATE: Aug. 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
LOCATION: Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave., Louisville

Long Road To Freedom

DATE: Sept. 6, 2 pm and 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

DATE: Sept. 14, 2 pm; Sept. 20, 2 pm and 7 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

Theatre IV: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Cost: $8 each for groups of 15 or more, 1 adult free with every 10 students. Most appreciated by grades K-5.
DATE: Oct. 14, 10:30 am
LOCATION: Eifler Theatre at Clifton Center, Louisville

MisterE of Imagination: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

DATE: Oct. 25, 2 pm and 7 pm; Oct. 26, 2 pm; Oct. 31, 7 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

A Charlie Brown Christmas

DATE: Nov. 29, 2 pm; Dec. 6, 2 pm and 7 pm; Dec. 7, 2 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

Theatre IV: A Christmas Carol

Cost: $8 each for groups of 15 or more, 1 adult free with every 10 students. Most appreciated by grades K-5.
DATE: Dec. 2, 10:30 am
LOCATION: Eifler Theatre at Clifton Center, Louisville

Rapunzel

DATE: Dec. 14, 2 pm; Dec. 20, 2 pm and 7 pm; Dec. 21, 2 pm
LOCATION: Lexington Children's Theatre

Theatre IV: I Have a Dream—The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cost: $8 each for groups of 15 or more, 1 adult free with every 10 students. Most appreciated by grades 3-8.
DATE: Jan. 27, 10:30 am
LOCATION: Eifler Theatre at Clifton Center, Louisville

Theatre IV: Treasure Island

Cost: $8 each for groups of 15 or more, 1 adult free with every 10 students. Most appreciated by grades 2-8.
DATE: Jan. 27, 10:30 am
LOCATION: Eifler Theatre at Clifton Center, Louisville