Coming home for Thanksgiving? Need something to do? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here are some events going on around Lexington near Thanksgiving this year that are booksy and/or satisfying to the creative mind.
Story Time - Barnes and Noble - Hamburg Pavillion - Lexington
If you’re looking for something fun and festive to do for Thanksgiving this year with the kiddos, try heading out to Barnes and Noble for story time traveling back to the first Turkey Day when the pilgrims and Indians ate together. According to their events website for the local bookstore, children’s author Rhonda Greene will be there at 10am on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 for a time of reading and a sack puppet craft. She will be reading from her 2006 book titled The Very First Thanksgiving Day. Written in rhyming verses, this book should keep your child’s interest and be educational as well.
Crafts - Joseph Beth Booksellers - Lexington Green - Lexington
This event is not really Thanksgiving related but should be fun. Fall Craft-a-Palooza will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 11am at Joseph Beth. From information posted online, crafts will be made from things found outside. This is a good event to let kids get creative and teach them to “go green” by using items given to them by nature. Joseph Beth says “Fall crafts are great window ornaments, and can double as Christmas tree decorations!” Not a bad idea for tight budgets around the holidays this year.
Music - Natasha’s Bistro & Bar - Downtown - Lexington
In the mood for a low key, laid back environment? Show up at Natasha’s Bistro downtown, home of the Balagula Theatre, on November 23, 2009 at 9:30pm for some mellow out time listening to Michelle Shocked’s tunes. Tickets are $17.50 per person and I would advise calling ahead of time for reservations.
Play - Singletary Center for the Arts - Guignol Theatre - Lexington
Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House will be presented November 12 - 22, 2009 by the University of Kentucky Theatre at the Singletary Center for the Arts in the Guignol Theatre. Times are 7:30pm for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday showings with a 2:00pm presentation on Sunday, November 22nd. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and UK faculty/staff, and $5 for students. You may purchase tickets here, however please note purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Book Sale - Friends of the Public Library - Old Dawahare Store - Lexington
Got Christmas on the brain before having your turkey? Check out the Friends of the Public Library book sale located at the old Dawahare’s on Alexandria Drive November 14 - 22, 2009. Hard cover books will be priced at $1 and paperbacks are selling for $.25. You can’t beat that! The first night is for members only however the rest of the time is open to the public. The 21st is 2-for-1 Day and the 22nd is Bag Day (whatever you fit into a sack they provide, you’ll only pay $2 for it). And their website says there are no limits to how many books you can buy at one time. Sounds like a steal to me and the best part is the money goes to a good cause - helping out Lexington’s Public Library.
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