Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents  Dia de los Muertos November 3 at 7pm November 4 at 2pm at Lexington Opera House. Explore the holiday in a touching way as a village comes together to celebrate the life of a young girl, Estelita. A bilingual slideshow is shown at the start explaining the holiday.



The Lexington School hosts Prospective Family Day on Nov 4. Treat your kids to one of the Special Classes—Art, Music, Movement or Science. Get to know the teachers. Take a customized, student-led tour. It’s an experiential visit, one for the entire family.



Preschool Storytime at Eastside Public Library. Fun stories, songs, and activities that promote literacy, math, and science skills. Ages 3-5.



Story Walk at McConnell Springs, 11 am.  Join the park staff to explore the trails and look for the next page of the story. This program is stroller friendly and intended for children up to 5 years of age, but everyone is welcome.



GEMS 2017 (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science). Each year, since 2005, girls from all over Kentucky have visited the University of Kentucky – College of Engineering for a one day event to explore the fun behind STEM. GEMS is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky-College of Engineering and the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. GEMS is not only an opportunity for girls to gain hands on experience from local STEM related experts in their field, most workshops are facilitated by women mentors. Come discover why GEMS is such a ‘joule!’ GEMS is a chance to teach girls about: Careers in science, The Scientific Method, science in daily life, how much math and science are connected. For registration info, contact Aja Price at or 859-293-2621 ext. 212.



Outdoor Skills, 9 am McConnell Springs. Learn skills related to outdoor activities including camping, hiking, knots, orienteering, etc. All ages welcome. Please call the park at (859) 225-4073 to register.



The Sound of Music, Lexington Opera House (Friday thru Sunday).



Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King For A Day, EKU Center for the Arts.  The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show! Your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley. Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend.



Junior Naturalist “Nature Sense-ations” at McConnell Springs. Animals use their senses in many different ways in nature, come learn about some of the more interesting senses that animals use to survive. Includes activities and a nature hike. For youth K-5th grade. Please call the park at (859) 225-4073 to register.



Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of Swan Lake for the first time includes the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her. Tchaikovsky’s SWAN LAKE combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages. 7:30 pm EKU Center for the Arts.



Lexington Children’s Theatre presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” November 25 thru December 4. “The Bradley family’s church Christmas Pageant is always the same, year after year – until the Herdmans show up! With ‘the worst kids in the world’ taking the lead roles, this year’s Pageant will be a total disaster. But it might just be the year when the rambunctious, rag-tag Herdmans help their community see Christmas in a whole new way, and prove that even the worst kids in the world can change it for the better.”


Saturday NOV 25

“Mismatch Dolls” with Sonja Brooks, 1 pm, Living Arts and Science Center. Quirky, funny, weird, strangely endearing and full of personality— these are the words to appropriately describe the oddly shaped doll you will stitch together from fabric scraps and a few embellishments in this fun filled family oriented class at the Living Arts and Science Center. Discover something new at Discovery Saturdays. These workshops are designed to be enjoyed together with friends and family of all ages. The fourth Saturday of every month, a 90 minute AM and PM workshop will focus on topics such as comic drawing, trying you hand at the pottery wheel and much more.



Baby Jam at Eastside Library. This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.



Lexington Ballet presents the Nutcracker on the EKU Center stage. Join Clara on a magical journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy, waltzing flowers, the Snow Queen, and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel to the Land of Sweets. Lexington Ballet performs this masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!


DECEMBER 15 and 16

Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents the Nutcracker in One Act. Presented in a single, family-friendly act, this performance was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to capture the attention of kids. UK Singletary Center.


 This article also appears on page 12 of the November 2017 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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