JESSE STUART WEEKEND
GREENUP - The 25th annual Jesse Stuart Weekend will feature field trips, speakers, music, films and theater based on Stuart's life and work as the poet laureate of Kentucky. The event will start today with a trip to the Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve, which was originally part of the writer's farm, followed by a 7:30 p.m. program on Stuart. A reception will be at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, guests can visit Stuart's farm at W-Hollow at 9 a.m. and then head to Ashland to visit the Jesse Stuart Foundation. At 7 p.m. the drama "The Thread That Runs So True," based on Stuart's book, will be performed by students from Greenup County High School at the Greenbo Lake amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-800-325-0063.
LEXINGTON - Lexington's premier street festival for emerging young artists. Join the Explorium for a day of free family fun. Buy original art created by young local artists. Listen to a master storyteller, see local dancers and live performances. Free Explorium admission. Event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (859) 258-3256 for more information.
LEXINGTON - Wander the UK Faculty art show exhibit while listening to contemporary music from Lexington Philharmonic's Woodwind Quintet at 3:30 p.m. Call (859) 233-4226 for ticket information or visit www.lexphil.org.
WINCHESTER - Boone's Creek Camp, 1306 Trapp-Goff's Corner Road, will host a fish fry at 2 p.m. The cost will be $6 for adults, $3 for grade-school children, and free for preschoolers. Roller skating will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 744-0037 for more information.
LEXINGTON - Award winning storytellers from all over Kentucky perform in the brand new Wandering Storytellers series at Natasha's Cafe. Experience the lost oral tradition that gave the foundation for all other vocal arts. Starts at 9 p.m., $5 cover. Reservations recommended. Natasha's Cafe is located at 112 Esplanade in downtown Lexington. Call (859) 259-2754 for more information or reservations.
LEXINGTON - Flavors of the World: Venezuelan Recipes for a Rainy Day at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. From 6:30-8 p.m. Noemi Lugo will share a delightful vegetable soup recipe from her native Venezuela that's perfect for a rainy day. She'll also discuss herbs and vegetables used in Venezuelan cooking. Pre-registration required by calling (859) 257-9339. Tickets are $10 for the public, or $8 for friends of the arboretum.
LEXINGTON - Discover how acupuncture can benefit your health through a multimedia presentation given by Robert N. Fueston, a national- and state-certified acupuncturist at the Lexington Public Library Eagle Creek Branch, 7 p.m. Time will be available at the end of this program for specific questions about your health concerns. Adults only, call (859) 231-5560 for required reservations.
WINCHESTER - For September's Book Lunch, Clark County Public Library patron Phyllis Duty will present a program about the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, the oldest book club in America, started by Bishop John Heyl Vincent, in 1874. The Chautauqua has grown into a summer program that is attended by more than 7,000 people a day, and more than 145,000 in a season. The Chautauqua is a book lover's dream. A light lunch will be served before the presentation. Event runs from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees must register by Tuesday, Sept. 25.