The Adrenaline Trampoline Park sign went up in July.


Wednesday, Aug. 1
Sky Zone Trampoline Park is hosting a Back-to-School Kick-off on August 1 from 10 am to 4 pm. This safety festival includes fire truck rides, snow-cones and cotton candy, haircuts from Paul Mitchell’s, games, and obstacle courses. Open to kids of all ages.

Children’s Storytime at Hamburg Barnes and Noble is every Wednesday in August at 10 am.


Thursday, Aug. 2

Kentucky American Water hosts Puddles’ WaterFest on August 2 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. This family-friendly and educational evening provides an up-close look at the journey of water from river to tap.


Friday, Aug. 3
Frederick Douglass High School Fall sports picture day is August 3.
Volleyball – 11 am in gymnasium
Football – noon at the stadium
Cheerleading – 1 pm at the stadium
Golf – 1:30 pm at the stadium
Cross Country – 2 pm at the stadium
Boys Soccer – 2:30 pm at the stadium
Dance Team – 4 pm at the stadium
Girls Soccer – 7 pm at the stadium

On August 3, Disney movie “Christopher Robin,” a live-action re-introduction of all the Winnie the Pooh characters, releases in movie theaters nationwide.

In honor of Ballet Under the Stars, Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a special tea party before the evening’s performance on August 3 through 5. Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to join the Wizard of Oz themed tea party from 6 – 7 pm.


Saturday, Aug. 4

Lyric Theatre hosts a Back to School Carnival on August 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. Kick off the 2018-2019 school year with games, activities, and supplies.


Play and Create: Lego Lab is on August 4 at the Eastside library at 10 am. Kids K-5 can learn STEAM subjects in an hands on environment.


Sunday, Aug. 5
Enjoy kids activities, music, and celebrate the Kentucky River water source at Kentucky American Water Puddles’ Party by the River. Noon to 4 pm at Proud Mary BBQ.

Harmony Day Montessori School is hosting an Open House on Sunday, August 5 from 4:30 to 6 pm. This will be an opportunity to speak with staff, current families and learn about the Harmony Day School programs.


Tuesday, Aug. 7
The Lexington Public Library is hosting a Back to School Bash on August 7. Families and educators are invited to come and try hands on activities, decorate school supplies, and learn about the Library’s resources for students.


Wednesday, Aug. 8
Man o’ War Church hosts a Back to School Bash on August 8 from 6 – 8 pm with bounce houses, face paint, games, and food. 500 backpacks (with supplies) will be given away raffle-style.


Saturday, Aug. 11

The Frederick Douglass Football Jamboree is August 11 at 8 pm. The Broncos will take on Madison Southern.


The Summit Back to School Bash is on August 11 from 3 – 8 pm. There will be sale racks on the sidewalks, in-store promotions, kids games, and Back to School Swag Bag giveaways.


Sunday, Aug. 12
There is a Back to School Bash at Jacobson Park on August 12 from 4 – 6 pm. There will be giveaways, a bouncy house, face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.


Wednesday, Aug. 15
First Day of School for Fayette County Public Schools (K-12) is August 15. 


Sunday, Aug. 19
NorthEast Christian Church hosts a Family Pool Party at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center in Richmond, KY.


Thursday, Aug. 23

Kids K-5 can discover the world through experiments at the Eastside Branch on August 23.

Friday, Aug. 24
There is no school for Fayette County Public Schools on August 24.


Saturday, Aug. 25

Kids K-5 can learn about DIY Toys on August 25 at the Eastside Library.


Sunday, Aug. 26
The YMCA Kids Triathlon is Sunday, August 26 at the Beaumont YMCA. Kids, ages 6-14 are invited to swim, bike and run. The swim takes place in the Y’s outdoor pool with the bike and run course throughout the nearby neighborhood. Check-in begins at 6 am.


Friday, Aug. 31

Frederick Douglass football takes on Paintsville on August 31 at 7:30 pm.

University of Kentucky’s Entomology Department presents insect themed games, activities and displays for an Insect Safari on August 31.

This article also appears on page 12 of the August 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal. 

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