Sunday, March 29
"Releasing Gem Magic: A Close-up Look at What it Takes to Carve a Gem"
LEXINGTON - The Headley-Whitney Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, will host the Gemstones and Design lecture series to coincide with the "Jeweled Objects of Desire" and "Glorious Goldsmiths and Designers" exhibits. At 2 p.m., Sherris Cottier Shank will lecture on the process of gem carving. For more information, or to register, call 255-6653.
Monday, March 30
Cooking 101: The Basics Are Not That Bad
LEXINGTON - The Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, will present a class for beginning cooks at 6 p.m. Learn to save money and make healthier food choices by cooking at home. The class costs $8 and registration is required. Call 257-5582 to reserve a spot or for more information.
A History of UK Men's Basketball
LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky W.T. Young Library is spotlighting the history of Kentucky basketball with six collections of images and video depicting historic games, such as the Kentucky-Duke 1978 NCAA championship game and the 1966 Kentucky-Alabama game.
Tuesday, March 31
Basic Acting Class
LEXINGTON - Veteran actor and teacher Laurie Preston Genet will be teaching a basic acting workshop at the Balagula Theatre, 112 Esplanade, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class is open to anyone, even those with no acting experience, or veteran actors who feel they're a little rusty. This is one of a six-part series. The cost is $150 for all six classes, which began March 3. Missed classes can be
made up, so call 250-0183 for more information or to sign up.
Wednesday, April 1
Printmaking: Art of Making Multiples
LEXINGTON - If you missed the printmaking workshop at the Winchester Opera House, there's another opportunity to learn this unique art form. The Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., will host a printmaking workshop for students 5th-9th grade, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will learn the history of printmaking and learn how to create multi-layered, multi-colored fine art prints. For more information, call 252-5222. There is an $80 fee for the workshop for non-members.
Thursday, April 2
BOONESBOROUGH - Spring is almost here and Fort Boonesborough is celebrating the season with its annual Easter weekend, with events beginning today. Registered campers can participate in a camper decorating contest, free putt-putt golf, NCAA basketball on the big screen TV, arts and crafts for the kids and, of course, the Easter bunny and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 527-3131.
Local knitting group
WINCHESTER - Each week local knitters get together at Rose Mary C. Brooks Place to socialize and relax with this traditional hobby. The group is free and open to anyone interested. Meetings begin at 2 p.m. each week and participants should provide their own needles and yarn. For more information, call 745-4904. Beginners welcome.
Friday, April 3
"Talent to Burn": Julie Bender artist reception
LEXINGTON - Gallery B, 145 W. Main St., will host an exhibit by Julie Bender, opening today at 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through May 5. Gallery B is open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The reception will last from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 233-0843.
May 1- May 3
BOONESBOROUGH - Registered campers at Fort Boonesborough can enjoy a weekend of Derby activities, including a burgoo dinner on Friday evening and a Derby breakfast on Saturday morning. Campers can watch the race on the big screen TV and there will be a contest to choose the winning horse. For more information, call 527-3131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 21- May 25
NASCAR Fan Weekend
FORT BOONESBOROUGH - Fort Boonesborough State Park will be dedicating an entire weekend to motor sports. Watch races on the big screen TV, play putt-putt golf or participate in the camper decoration and favorite driver contests. This event is for registered campers only. Anyone interested in participating should call (859) 527-3131, ext. 218 to register.