Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. Whether you’re looking to spend some quality time with that special someone or celebrate the love between you and your besties, we’ve got you covered.
Valentine’s Candle Class | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Old North Bar, 101 W. Loudon Ave. | $57 | Poppy & Pomelo and Wick & Mortar Studio are helping you and your hunny create scented memories together by pouring your own 12-oz candle — two drinks are included with your ticket.
Feelin’ Ferny Couples Terrarium Workshop | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 2-5 p.m. | 615 W. Short St. | $65 | Aw, our love fern. Bring your partner (and if you wish, your own beverage) for an intimate workshop building a luscious fern-filled terrarium for your abode.
Partners’ Massage & Intimacy Workshop | Sunday, Feb. 12 | 12 p.m. | Centered Holistic Health, 309 N. Ashland Ave., Ste. 180 | $360 | Join Relationship and Intimacy Coach duo Joshua Saxton and Lauren Higdon for a half-day retreat where you and your partner will learn tools for deepening your loving connection.
Besties and Blooms | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 7-9 p.m. | Forage, 803 N. Limestone, Ste. 170 | $50 | You can buy yourself flowers by building your own bouquet at the DIY flower bar, plus treat yourself to specialty wine-tasting from Breeze Wine Bar, photo ops, and a charcuterie grazing table.
Charcuterie and Wine Class | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Harkness Edwards Vineyard, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | $65 | This interactive afternoon will teach you to assemble your Galentine-style charcuterie board while sipping a glass of local wine.
Galentine’s Day | Monday, Feb. 13 | Time TBD | The Blushery, 825 National Ave. | Price of purchase | Pop by for a day of shopping and stick around to design your own jewelry with M+H Beads.
Make It Mondays: All Things Beads | Monday, Jan. 23 | 5-6 p.m. | Tates Creek Library Branch, 3628 Walden Dr., Lexington | Free | Students are invited to make their own beaded creations like backpack charms, friendship bracelets + more.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Creative Camera Club’s Print Competition & Exhibition | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | LexArts, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington | Free | View up to 150 framed photographs covering 15 categories like sports, flora, fauna + still life as part of the Creative Camera Club’s 51st Annual Print Competition.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Trivia at Ethereal | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Ethereal Brewing Public House, 102 W. Vine St., Lexington | Free | Wake up those brain cells and try your hand at general knowledge trivia for a chance at some cash prizes.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Group Reiki & Sound Bowl Meditation | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. | White Willow Massage Therapy & Emporium, 400 Old Vine St., Ste. 100, Lexington | $40 | Wear comfy clothes and bring your own blankets to get ready to receive healing energies with singing bowls + reiki.
Friday, Jan. 27
After Hours Game Night | Friday, Jan. 27 | 6-9 p.m. | Brevede Coffee, 1170 Manchester St., Lexington | Free | The coffee bar will be open late for guests to bring their own board or card game or play one that is provided.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
There’s no time like the present to work on self-care and self-improvement. | Photo provided by YMCA of Central Kentucky
If the new year has you energized and ready to crush your fresh fitness goals, we’re right there with you. However, this year, we’re rethinking our wellness resolutions. Instead of a “new year, new you,” we’re manifesting “new year, best you.”
To get you on the right track, the YMCA of Central Kentucky is sharing five ways belonging to the Y can help you be the very best you in 2023. Bonus: There’s no join feenow through Tuesday, Jan. 31.*
CivicLexrecently reported its findings on ways to increase civic involvement with city leaders. The community offered up these answers — virtual public comment + different times for city council meetings. If you have ideas for ways that would increase your civic engagement, let us know. (WEKU)
If you’re looking to be more involved in Lexington and have a passion for outdoor spaces (think parks, trails, and scenic rural roads), keep reading. The Greenspace Trust — which develops plans for, preserves, and protects open spaces — currently has four board vacancies. 🌳
Today, Leestown Coffee House is releasing its new menu of sweet-treat coffee-based drinks. Sip on your favorite dessert with latte options like root beer float, Tiramasu, and Baklava with notes of pistachio, honey, and cardamom. ☕
Scott’s Cheap Flights is going, going...Going. The travel membership that saves you hundreds on flights has a new name, and in honor of the rebrand, you can get 30% off aPremium membership with code 6AMCITY30. What you’ll get: last minute weekend trips, mistake fares, and early deal alerts. Hurry — this offer ends tomorrow, Jan. 24. ✈️*
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Ribbon cutting for Polo Club Park Apartments on Jan. 18, 2023. | Photo by Derek Terry
Mayor Linda Gorton, city officials, and developers recently cut the ribbon on a new $5.65 million affordable housing complex for adults ages 55+.
Polo Club Park Apartments, located in Hamburg at 6411 Polo Club Ln., was developed by AU Associates. The complex features 24 units — 13 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom apartments with a monthly rent of $817 and $989, respectively. Rent includes water, sewer, and garbage.
And this isn’t the last affordable housing development for the year. Rick McQuady, the city’s affordable housing manager, said that there are currently 846 units under construction. Most of those are expected to open this summer, with the rest coming in early 2024.
Speaking of development,read about the other expansion and growth projects coming to the Hamburg area.
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