LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 6, 2011) — Students come from across the state and even around the globe to attend the University of Kentucky. For those students who travel far and wide to attend UK, each summer poses a challenge. If you aren’t from Lexington, odds are you have considered staying here over the summer break, but may be a little apprehensive about what Lexington has to offer in the UK off-season.
No need to worry if it’s your first summer living in Lexington. There are plenty of events to suit all interests. From artsy to sporty and everything in between, Lexington won’t leave you searching for summer plans. Here are The Study’s suggestions for fun events happening around town in June that are sure to be fun and educational at the same time.
LexArts’ Gallery Hop: 5-8 p.m. June 17
LexArts’ Hop is a free self-guided tour of Lexington’s art scene. Patrons can begin at any of the participating venues and visit as many locations as they wish from 5-8 p.m. Many of the venues provide refreshments for guests. Check out www.galleryhoplex.com/venues.htm for a list of participating venues.
Parks and Recreation Tennis Clinics: Registration ends June 17
For those hoping to have a more active summer, Lexington Parks and Recreation offers summer tennis clinics. Registration for the final 4-week session, July 5- July 28, ends June 17. Clinics are available at three different skill levels, but are all offered on weekday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants may choose which day of the week and location best suits their schedules. Cost is $40 per person. For more information visit www.lexingtonky.gov.
Awesome Inc. and The Lexington Venture Club’s 5 Across: 5 p.m. June 22
Have a great business idea? The 5 Across program offers a platform for you to pitch your entrepreneurial plan to a panel of judges. Taking place at the Awesome Inc. offices on East Main, five teams will have five minutes each to present their business ideas, with the winning pitch receiving $500. Think you have what it takes? Apply to pitch your plan here: www.5across.org/apply. Not quite ready to pitch? You can still register to attend the meeting here: http://5across.eventbrite.com.
Farmer’s Markets: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Four days a week, the Lexington Farmer’s Market offers an excellent alternative to your routine grocery store. Providing the best of Lexington’s fresh foods, you will leave the Farmer’s Market with everything from homemade pasta to fresh honey, as well as a plethora of fruits and vegetables. For more information on the dates and locations of each Farmer’s Market, visit http://www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com/index.html.
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