February 2018 Kids Calendar for southeast Lexington, KY
Thursday Feb 1
Join the Living Arts and Science Center for a festive evening of traditional Chinese performance and participation during this special cultural discovery night program. Performing and visual artists from the University of Kentucky’s Confucius institute will be taking guests on a journey through a variety of Chinese art forms, exploring the beauty of tai chi and the liveliness of material arts as well as creating Chinese lanterns and fluid calligraphy. Watch, learn and participate in this special evening of Chinese art & culture.
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch has its “Little Listeners” every Thursday at 11 am. At Little Listeners children learn through listening and play in this interactive story time with books, songs, and rhymes. This event is recommended for ages 18-36 months.
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Song Farmers of Lexington” on February 1 at 6:30 pm. Join Lexington Public Library for a fun community acoustic jam. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just enjoy the music.
Friday Feb 2
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch has its “Cuddle Babies” on every Friday at 11 am. Cuddle Babies is a gentle story time for babies and their parents or caregivers, featuring music, songs, bounces, and stories. This event is recommended for ages 0-18 months.
Saturday Feb 3
The Fayette County Public Schools, District Science Fair is February 3 at 8 am at Bryan Station High School. Raptor Rehab of Kentucky will be joining us at the Fayette County District Science Fair, for the tenth straight year, with several of the education birds. Which raptors will be featured this year? Stop by and see. The fair is open to the public.
Man O War Barnes and Noble hosts “I Am Harriet Tubman Story Time” on February 3 at 11 am. The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer’s bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery.
Monday Feb 5
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Movers and Shakers” every Monday at 11 am. Move, sing, play, & read in this story time for active toddlers & their parents or caregivers! Share finger plays, music, and stories, with many opportunities to shake the sillies out. This event is recommended for ages 18-36 months.
Tuesday Feb 6
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Baby Jam” every Tuesday at 11 am. Energetic babies are invited to this lively story time with a parent or caregiver. Share stories, songs, and activities to promote early learning, foster friendship, and have fun. This event is recommended for ages 0-18 months.
The registration window for Fayette County Public Schools opens February 6 and closes February 23.
Wednesday Feb 7
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Preschool Play and Learn” every Wednesday at 11 am. Children can learn out loud at the library with this active story time featuring books, music, movement, and other activities that promote early learning for preschoolers. This event is recommended for ages 3-5.
Man O War Barnes and Noble hosts “Children’s Story time” now on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Join Barnes and Noble in the Children’s section at the back of the store for a fun-filled Story time with a craft/activity to follow.
Thursday Feb 8
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Imagination Station: Winter Olympics” on Thursday, February 8 at 1:30 pm. Play is the work of the child. Preschoolers explore different settings as they play and pretend in a child-centered environment. This month: celebrate the Winter Olympics with hands-on play and activities. This event is recommended for ages 3-5.
Saturday Feb 10
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Play and Create: All about Hearts” on February 10 at 11 am. Drop by the Eastside Branch for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects! For grades K-5.
Man O War Barnes and Noble hosts “Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! Storytime” on February 10 at 11 am. Join Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise.
Tuesday Feb 13
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Preschool Dance Party: Love to Dance!” on Tuesday February 13 at 2 pm. Shake, wiggle, and shimmy to cool tunes for preschoolers with a variety of fun props. This event is for ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver.
Thursday Feb 15
Join Fayette County Public Schools PTA Roundtable on February 15 at 11:30 am at FCPS district offices. Talk with the superintendent and other FCPS leaders about current issues in all of the schools. Also, discover ways to get involved and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the 16th District PTA and with the PTA or PTSA chapter at your child’s school.
Join the Lexington 4-H Cloverbuds for their monthly meeting filled with crafts, projects and fun. Open to youth ages 5-8. 6 pm at Fayette County 4-H.
Saturday Feb 17
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Play and Create: Legos” on February 17 at 10 am. Drop by the Eastside Branch for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities from games to art projects! For grades K-5.
Man O War Barnes and Noble hosts “Mother Bruce Storytime” on February 17 at 11 am. Head to Barnes and Noble for a hilarious Storytime featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions?
Sunday Feb 18
Beau Ideal Events invites fathers and daughters, of all ages, to their 3rd annual Daddy’s Gala. Experience a mermaid-filled evening of dancing, prizes, fashion show and father daughter fun. 5 pm at Grand Ballroom of the Signature Club.
Monday Feb 19
No School for Fayette County Public Schools in observance of Presidents Day.
Wednesday Feb 21
Are you interested in a career or looking for an internship in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Bluegrass Community and Technical College presents their STEM Career Fair on February 21 at 10 am at the Leestown Campus, C Building Conference Room 136.
Saturday Feb 24
Now in its fourth year, the Winter Wizarding Waltz incorporates a new thematic aspect of the Harry Potter universe at each event. This year’s theme is: The Patronus & Dementor Masquerade Ball. Magical attire strongly encouraged. This event is for muggles and wizards ages 14+. This spellbinding soiree includes a multi-course Harry Potter-themed meal crafted by Ashley Minton of Minton’s at 760, live musical entertainment, special performances by Mecca’s Rakadu Dancers and Sora Contemporary Circus, along with tea leaf readings by North Star Muse. In addition to local entertainment, the event also features Horizont Alley, a market straight out of the pages of Harry Potter, with Kentucky artisans and their handcrafted wares. This market will feature goods that you will not be able to find anywhere else!
Man O War Barnes and Noble hosts “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime” on February 24 at 11 am. In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, head to Barnes and Noble for a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities, and more.
Monday Feb 26
Join Fayette County Public Schools on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Fayette County Extension Office for Grandparent/Caregiver Support Group. These support group meetings will enable you to learn about available resources, meet others in similar situations, get help gaining access to services, and provide caregiver training for this new type of parenting.
This article also appears on page 12 & 13 of the February 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.
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