pg-21-hj_october_2016The Home Builders Association of Lexington will be hosting a series of safety classes in October.

The topics in October include first aid w/blood-bourne pathogens certification; ladders and stairways safety; CPR certification; tool safety; silica dust awareness safety; struck by safety; and jobsite safety. For more information, go to

Saturday, Oct 1

The first ever Lex Veg Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Housewarmings, 2312 Palumbo Drive. There will be food, beer, speakers, cooking demonstrations, yoga, prizes, educational exhibits, kids activities, and music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to volunteer, email

Tuesday, Oct. 4

The riotous colors of the fall landscape can be breathtaking, even in small landscapes. The Fayette County Extension Service will discuss numerous trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses that provide exceptional color. The examples used will be awarded as door prizes. Free but guests must register in advance. The workshop will be held at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place on Tuesday, Oct. 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582, to inquire about the status of classes before registering.

Saturday, Oct. 15 

Wilson’s Nursery in Lexington will be hosting a tillandsia workshop Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Explore the unique world of tillandsia. Learn how to care for them, mount them, and display them in your home. These hardy plants ask for little in return, but will reward you with years of beauty and even blooms.

The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, at 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington, will host the second annual Party for the Pumpkins Oct. 15 from 2 until 6 p.m. Children and adults will enjoy a glorious day at The Arboretum, with pumpkins galore, crafts, activities, music, creatures in costume and more. Admission to the Kentucky Children’s Garden is included in the ticket price.

Thursday, Oct. 20

The Fayette County Extension Service will host “Unique Daffodils and Companion Bulbs” workshop Thursday, Oct. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. Each class member will take home a sampler of lesser known daffodils and some other special spring flowering companion bulbs for their own garden. The class is limited to 40 people. Call the office at 859.257.5582 to register.

Saturday, Oct. 22 

Wilson’s Nursery will present “Beneath the Blooms: The Easy Art of Bulb Gardening” Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 until 11:30 a.m.  Dig into what’s beneath your fall flowers – tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. The class will introduce a new dimension in gardening life. Guests will  start with a container and layer bulbs below ground to the top, finishing it off with a beautiful display of autumn colors for now, as the bulbs do their winter work beneath.

This article also appears on page 21 of the October 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.