Baseball in Lexington is now tobacco-free

Mayor Jim Gray, Legends CEO Andy Shea, and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler announced new movements of tobacco-free policies in Whitaker Bank Ballpark, and all city-owned ballparks. These policies are in part of a nationwide campaign to break the connection among baseball and smokeless tobacco.


Bike Month

May is Bike Month in Lexington. Every mile that you bike insteadof drive saves a pound of pollution from going into the air. For local events and rides, visit the bike community and bike shop pages in Lexington.





Wednesday May 2

On May 2 at 6 pm, Good Foods Co-op host a class to discuss dietary changes that will help to improve overall metabolism and normalizing blood sugar levels. Goals include inspiring people to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices regarding nutrition and eating habits and helping participants understand how they can help prevent Type II Diabetes without the use of medication.


Thursday May 3

Libelle Aesthetics and Weight Loss Center hosts their Spring Open House on May 3 at 5 pm. Attendees may enjoy hor d’oeuvres, refreshments, free gifts from sponsors, and chances to win products/services.


Sunday May 6

The Great Cake Race 5K/1M is at Keeneland on May 6 from 4 pm to 6 pm. It’s a family friendly event featuring bands, activities for children, cupcakes for participants, awards, and much more.


Tuesday May 8

Visually Impaired Preschool Services hosts its 15th Annual Golf Outing, a fundraising event that helps hundreds of children, birth through age 5, who are blind or visually impaired in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The event is May 8 at Keene Trace Golf Club.


Friday May 11

Help Kentucky Extension Homemakers (KEHA) raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. On May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm, attend a Tea and Fashion Show Benefit at the Fayette Co. Extension Office. Embry’s of Lexington will be providing the fashion show, and there will be a silent auction with many gifts and items perfect for Mother’s Day, summer birthdays and much more.


Saturday May 12

The Central Kentucky Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Create a team with your friends, co workers and family to help fight these diseases. 8 am at Keeneland.

Run over to the Kentucky Horse Park on May 12 to honor and commemorate John Sensenig’s 40 years of service to the local running community. John has been a fixture in the local running and walking community since opening his first local running shop in 1977. Year-in and year-out, John and his Run/Walk Shop has been at the forefront of creating a lively and local running/walking family.

Good Food Co-op is screening “Heal” as part of their 2018 Film Series. Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The screening is at 7 pm and stick around afterward for a discussion with Karen DiGirolamo, a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and the Mind Body Movement Coordinator for UK HealthCare Integrative Medicine and Health.


Monday May 14

Learn more about biking for transportation at the Life is a Cycle group bike ride presented by Bike Lexington on May 14 at 6 pm.


Friday May 18

The American Cancer Society’s Purses, Pouts & Pearls is a one-of-a-kind evening featuring food, silent auction, survivor honoree speaker, and purse bingo. The event is at 6 pm on May 18 in the Woodford Reserve Room of Kroger Field.

On Friday, May 18, KVC Kentucky and NexGen Aviation hosts the first Brews, Boots, & Beats event at the Bluegrass Airport to raise funds for KVC Behavioral HealthCare. This event features a concert performance by Walker Montgomery, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing and more. KVC Kentucky has provided an array of in-home behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment, family preservation and reunification, and foster care services.


Saturday May 19

Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event. On May 19 at Keeneland, you can ride, run or walk to raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education to support those living with diabetes.

Beast Pacing hosts the 3rd annual Horse Capital Half Marathon at Fasig-Tipton on Newtown Pike on May 19 at 7 am. A portion of the proceeds benefit Bluegrass Farms Charities.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Kentucky/West Virginia asks you to join them at their Great Strides event on May 19 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends, and families come together each year as one community for one cause – to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Enjoy an hour long, all-levels yoga class outdoors at Eckert’s-Boyd Orchard in Versailles, KY on May 19 at 10 am. After class, head out to the strawberry fields to enjoy a complimentary quart of Pick-Your-Own Strawberries.


Thursday May 24

Dr Christine Courtois, the author of “It’s Not You: It’s What Happened to you: Complex Trauma and Treatment,” will discuss practical ways to help resolve complex trauma. She will draw on her extensive research to give insight into why clients stay “stuck” in their trauma, and how you can help them. 9 am – noon at DoubleTree Suites on Richmond Rd.


Friday May 25

The Glo Run Night Race 5K & 10K is at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 25 at 9:20 pm.



This article also appears on page 14 of the May 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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