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September 2018

A Novel Lunch Series–Feathers of Fayette by Bob Willcutt

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$15 – $20

The third installment in our Novel Lunch series! Sept. 12 In Bob Willcutt’s, Feathers of Fayette, the birds become actors in the theater of life. The scene is the environment, the sun is the light, and the birds are the actors, providing the action, color, and interest. Says Willcutt, “I am a recorder of light, events, and time that will never be exactly repeated. I am constantly learning about the birds I photograph and my respect for them grows the…

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Living History

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$7 – $15

Ashland was one of the most important farms in the United States. The impact and influence of the farm still resonates today. Come learn why Ashland was so important and what that means for agriculture in the 21st century. We will offer a wide range of costumed interpreters, live animals, demonstrators, children's crafts, slave quarter archaeology, grounds tours, mansion tours, and a special menu at the Ginkgo Tree Cafe! Admission: $15 for adults $7 for children ages 6-17 Children age…

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Stump Stories: Horses

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Join us for children's story time at Ashland! This event is FREE! Have a seat on the stumps surrounding the twisted Catalpa on the Woodspoint end of the Estate. Picnic blankets and fold-up chairs are welcome in case of morning dew! REFRESHMENTS: The Ginkgo Tree Cafe will be selling special treats for kids and caregivers alike. Grab your donuts, cookies, cocoa, cider or coffee at the cafe on your way to the story circle. SEPTEMBER 29th at 10am: Keeneland meets…

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Croquet Tournament

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$75 – $135

The annual Ashland Croquet Tournament returns on Sunday, September 30th from 1:00-6:00pm! While teams bond over swinging mallets to win bragging rights and their names etched on The Legacy Trophy, spectators can cheer and compete on most creative picnic spread. This year registered team members can purchase our exclusive H. Clay & Co. Croquet Polo Shirt, by CCPrep at a discounted rate of $30. The “Spectator Price” for these white Polo Shirts (with a crest of 2 raised mallets) is…

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October 2018

Yappy Hour–Costume Contest

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$22.00

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions for Ashland’s final Yappy Hour of the season. Dress your pet in a costume for a chance to win “Best of Show” and a prize that squeaks! (Humans are encouraged to also wear costumes, but the costume contest will be among the dogs only). Leashed hounds and their owners will enjoy giveaways by vendors Piper Pals Petcare & Photography, Pet Wants, Southern Barker, Running With Color Art, Sweetly Stitched KY, and treats and libations…

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Adopt-a-Tree, Oct. 13-Nov. 3

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Show your appreciation for one of the estate’s 400 trees with an adoption gift to help preserve it! Our arborist assesses the health of our trees to recommend treatment and pruning. Such maintenance results in far less damage to the grounds when winter storms hit. Tree adoption gifts range from $200-$700, and the donors receive a Certificate of Gratitude which makes a popular holiday or in memoriam gift. You can stop by and pick out your tree in person or…

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Kentucky Arborists Association Tree Climbing Competition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The public is invited to watch professionals display their skills at the Kentucky Arborists Tree Climbing Championship on October 13th. This event includes the competition, Kids Climb, Educational Booths, and completes the Urban Forestry Initiative's city-wide Tree Week. The Ginkgo Tree Cafe will be open for business as well. Click here for more information: https://www.itcc-isa.com/about/eventdescriptions/events  

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Authors @ Ashland “Kentucky Haunts”–5:30 to 7:00pm

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
$15 – $20

The last author series of the year is spooky themed, featuring Daniel Meyer's book, Kentucky Haunts. Instead of lunch, we'll be providing finger food and light appetizers. Meyer's book explores the history, legends, and ghosts of more than 40 'haunted' Kentucky locations. Whether it's a well-wishing specter at Mark's Feed Store, the ghost bride of Cumberland Falls, or the danger at Child's Branch Bridge,  you'll be off on this ghostly journey. Call Ashland at 859-266-8581 to make reservations. Space is limited.…

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Stump Stories: Spooky Tales

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Join us for children's story time at Ashland! This event is FREE! Have a seat on the stumps surrounding the twisted Catalpa on the Woodspoint end of the Estate. Picnic blankets and fold-up chairs are welcome in case of morning dew! REFRESHMENTS: The Ginkgo Tree Cafe will be selling special treats for kids and caregivers alike. Grab your donuts, cookies, cocoa, cider or coffee at the cafe on your way to the story circle. OCTOBER 27th at 10am: We'll be…

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November 2018

Fall Clean-Up Day November 3rd

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Clean-Up Day is a chance for our community of dog walkers, joggers, neighborhood associations, high school clubs, and corporate groups to help us keep our 17 acres looking beautiful! Besides mulching trails, removing limbs, and clearing invasive species, volunteers can learn more about our recent Level 1 Arboretum accreditation. Tools are provided (or bring your own favorites!), and while supplies last, a t-shirt and work gloves. Volunteers will gather for instructions and work assignments at 9:00am. We will work until…

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