Friday, October 7, 2011

Fun Stuff in October

Lots and Lots of FREE events going on in October go out and enjoy with your family or by yourself.

Central Baptist Hospital presents Holidaze- Girl's Night Out
Shop in the holiday gallery, take home decorating ideas and get pampered. Laugh with and learn from Rev. Susan Sparks, who is also a stand up comedian and breast cancer survivor. The event is being held at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa on Thursday, October 27 the holiday gallery opens at 5pm and show time is 7pm. There is gift bags, food and lots of door prizes.

Sunday, October 9 celebrate 2nd Sunday from 2pm to 6pm for a day of family fun activities, music, food, and the Sedentary Parade. Parade line up begins at 1:30pm in Centerpointe Park. For more information visit or call 859-244-1944 .

On Saturday starting at 10am visit your local Lowe's store where your child can build their own Halloween Monster Machine.

Join your local Disney Store this Saturday for a Roaring Storytime. Come dressed as your favorite Lion King characte for The Lion King storytime, sing-a-long, parade and fun. They have three sessions to sign up for
Session 1 - 10:30am
Session 2 - 12:00pm
Session 3 - 1:30pm
Call you local store for more information.

Donate blood at any Kentucky Blood Center on October 6, 7, or 8 and receive 4 general admission tickets to Keeneland, good for one day during the Fall Meet.

Join The Arboretum, at University of Kentucky, 500 Alumni Road on Saturday,October 8 from 5pm to 7pm when children and adults can enjoy creative activities like face painting, pumpkin painting, leaf rubbings, tree activities, a scarecrow parade and more.

Planning healthy snacks and meals doesn't have to take a lot of time. Simple changes to the way you prepare food can have an impact on your health, reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Call 1-800-333-8874 for a free cooking smart guide from UK Health Care.

Pick up your free Healthy Living booklet loaded with coupons and it also includes information on foods that can help boost your immune system at Meijers on Saturday, October 8 from 11am to 1pm. The pharmacy will also be offering free handouts on medicine cabinet safety check, tips on preventing the flu and immunizations to protect your family and free samples of Gold Bond Ultimate Sheer hand sanitizer. Supplies are limited.

The Cathedral of Christ the King will host it's annual Oktoberfest from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and 11am to 11pm on Saturday at the church on 299 Colony Boulevard. The weekend will include performances by Exile and the Sleep Canyon Rangers, games for the children and adults, food, drink and more. Admission is FREE. for more information .

Purchase a 9 inch orange style craft pumpkin for $5 and use all the supplies to decorate it on Saturday, October 8 from 1pm to 3pm at Michael's Craft Store.
Visit for more information.

Go to Toys R Us this Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and be one of the first to play SKYLANDER.

On October 16th from 11am to 6pm make a minimum donation of $10 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at your local ULTRA salon and the salon professions will shampoo, cut & style your hair for FREE. Walk-in only, first come first serve.

Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 8 from 9am to 4pm at the Lexington Convention Center downtown. Local companies will be offering information on current health topics and trends. Admission is free to the public and a variety of free health offerings eye exams, hearing tests, body fat percentage plus much more.

October is Breast Cancer month. If you don't have health insurance, there are free or low-cost mammogram available through the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program. Call 1 (502) 564-2454 to see if you qualify or for more information.

In honor of World Arthritis Day on October 12, Massage Envy clinics throughout the country are donating $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Walk and will also be accepting donations before and after World Arthritis Day from the public to support the fight against arthritis.

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