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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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December 2018

A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Visitors check off their gift list from a wide array of Kentucky artisan offerings at our outdoor Christmas Market, see the Illumination of the house and trees, then stay and tour the Mansion by Candlelight. More info: --There is a $5 on site parking charge all day up until the Candlelight tour --Regular Guided Tours begin at 10:00 and are on the hour, every hour with the last regular tour at 3:00. $12 adults, $6 students --Outdoor Christmas Market--FREE--Noon-5:00pm. Shop…

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Ashland Wreath Workshop

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$45

The Cottage is transformed into a creative wreath workshop during our A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland. There is a workshop at noon and 1:00pm. You will be given a Fraser Fir Wreath, decor, and guidance to create your very own masterpiece (finished size 24"-26").  The $45 price includes wreath, decor (can bring your own special decorations) and instruction. Afterwards, linger to shop, sip and sup at our Annual Market. Space is limited so purchase tickets now! Special thanks to sponsor…

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Pajamas and “Polar Express”: Stories in the Cottage

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

SOLD OUT!! Wear your coziest pajamas and bring your friends for children's stories in the Keeper's Cottage at Ashland. We'll be reading "The Polar Express," other holiday classics and new favorites! We'll also be serving festive treats! This event is FREE! Want to see the Mansion dressed to the nines for the holidays? Mansion tours run on the hour from 10am-4pm ($12 for adults, $6 for students, children 5 & under are FREE) or come back at 5:30 for our…

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Christmas Candlelight Tour #2

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Our second Candlelight Open House Tour is Saturday, Dec. 8th. This year's theme is "Silver Bells and Wedding Belles." The mansion will be dressed to the nines in gorgeous silver and white decor and will feature wedding gowns from Kentucky brides in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for students (age 6-college), and children age 5 and under are free. You can also pay at the door without extra fees. To pre-purchase online, click here.…

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