Plus, more local brews are available to-go.
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Today’s Forecast

77º | 70% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:15 a.m. | Sunset 8:57 p.m.

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Presents for the father figure in your life
It’s almost time to shine the spotlight on Dad. Whether they were helping us with our sixth-grade homework or passing down life advice, our father figures influenced us in their own wonderful ways. So, how do we say thanks?

If you’re after something extra + a bit more personalized, we’ve unearthed a selection of gems to gift the father figure in your life. Bonus: Many of these gifts support small businesses.

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Candles based on cocktails? We may have just found the perfect Father’s Day gift. “Bourbon Neat” and “Nightcap” make up this candle two-pack. Bonus: Wixology’s premium candles double as cocktail glasses once burned – making them the perfect vessel for a toast.
Wednesday, June 5
  • Cocktails & Connections | Wednesday, June 5 | 5-7 p.m. | The Melodeon, 200 W. Main St., Lexington | Free | Make new friends, promote your projects or businesses, and connect with fellow community members at this women’s networking event.
  • Yoga + Trivia | Wednesday, June 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Old North Bar, 101 W. Loudon Ave., Lexington | Free | Treat your body and mind with back-to-back yoga + trivia.
Thursday, June 6
  • D-Day Commemorative Program | Thursday, June 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., Lexington | Free | Honor + remember fallen soldiers with connections to Lexington and hear audio interviews from local D-Day veterans.
  • Lauren Daigle | Thursday, June 6 | 7 p.m. | Rupp Arena, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington | $29.50-$129.50 | Feel the good vibes as this multi-award winning artist takes the stage for “The Kaleidoscope Tour,” with special guest Ellie Holcomb.
Friday, June 7
  • “RADIANCE” Exhibition | Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Headley-Whitney Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington | $10 | Bask in the colorful glow of the fragile works from internationally renowned glass artists Stephen Rolfe Powell, Guy Kemper, and Travis Adams.
Saturday, June 8
  • Twilight In The Vines | Saturday, June 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Harkness Edwards Vineyards, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | $11-$44 | Graze on charcuterie + sip wine amongst the vines as twilight begins to blanket the sky.
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News Notes
  • The Dignity Station has begun its pilot run. Created by the Catholic Action Center, the large trailer features two sets of washer + dryers, two showers, and two restrooms, available for use by people experiencing homelessness. See the schedule of where it will be set up. (WEKU)
  • Kentucky Proud Park will host its first ever Super Regional beginning this Saturday, June 8, when No. 2 seed Kentucky will face No. 15 Oregon State at 6 p.m. The series is a best of three, so the two teams will play again Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. Get your tickets.
  • The Summer at the Library Kickoff Parties have returned. Take a peek at this week’s calendar and head to your favorite branch of the Lexington Public Library to meet live animals, get free books, and enjoy special guest appearances.
  • It’s National Foster a Pet Month. Here’s your chance lend a paw to a new furry friend, LEX. No need to digwe have an article with all the ways to get involved at the Lexington Humane Society. We’re also working on a full guide to local animal rescues and shelters.
  • This Saturday, June 8, bring the kiddos out to meet + experience the city’s big machines at Truck-a-Palooza. The family-friendly event will be held at Frederick Douglass High School, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A sensory hour will be available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Plan Ahead
  • Aloha, y’all. The Whitaker Family YMCA will become a tropical paradise for its Hawaii-Y-O themed Family Fun Day. The public is invited to stop by Saturday, June 15, 2-5 p.m., for themed field games, food trucks, inflatables, music + more.
  • ICYMI, Meet the NEIGHbors returns on Saturday, June 15 + Sunday, June 16. Lexingtonians are invited to explore the beautiful, rolling hills of Horse Country, meet famous stallions + foals, and peek behind the scenes at a real equine medical clinic. Book a free tour.*
The brew’s for you
Three hands holding cans of Wise Bird Cider in front of a water tower and blue sky.
Three cheers for portable Wise Bird ciders. | Photo courtesy of Wise Bird Cider Co.
Some of your favorite local bevs are now available to-go just in time for summer. Now, you can bring your favorite signature sips from Burl Brew and Wise Bird Cider with you on your summer vacation.

Burl Brew

Lexington’s newest brewery on the block is slowly rolling out its flagship lineup of beers. Currently, you can pick up four-packs of Burl Lite + Burl Haze, with Burl IPA available on Monday, June 10 and Burl Gold on Monday, June 17.
  • Where to buy: Exclusively at Burl Brew

Wise Bird Cider

Just this week, this Distillery District cidery announced that its Pomme Pomme, Rosé, and Commonwealth Gold varieties are available for sale in four-packs.
  • Where to buy: Liquor Barn, Total Wine, and at Wise Bird Cider Co.
With these refreshing announcements + Drink Up Week on the horizon, we want to know: What is your favorite local beer or cider? Take our survey below to nominate your favorites.
Tell us your favorite local beers in the following categories
A. Hop (Think: IPA, pale ale, NEIPA)
B. Lager (Think: pilsner, bock, kolsch)
C. Stout (Think: milk stout, imperial stout)
D. Barrel-aged (any beer aged in a barrel)
E. Sour (Think: berliner weisse, gose, fruited sours)
The Buy
The ultimate summer grill accessory: a wireless smart thermometer. Stick it in your food, cook as usual, and the thermometer will notify your smartphone when your meat has reached the ideal internal temp. Hello, perfectly cooked steaks…
The Wrap
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From the editor
Although I’m still slowly recovering (and cleaning up mud) from the busy Railbird weekend, I can’t stop thinking about how my friends said they were “so well fed” this weekend. Our favorite stops were Beau’s, Dudley’s, Pearl’s, and of course, Windy Corner Market.
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