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May 2018

Volunteer Docent Training

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Engage the public in important conversations about the past and how it relates to our world and become a docent! The HCMF also seeks volunteers interested in working in the museum store, on the grounds, and with educational programming. Training will take place on Monday, May 14th from 9:00am-4:00pm. Contact Cameron Walpole (cwalpole@henryclay.org) for more information and to register or call 859-266-8581.

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A Novel Lunch Series-Hitchhiker by Bob Thompson

May 23 @ 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

Ashland's "Novel Lunch" series will take place in May, July, and September featuring books on Kentucky history, heritage, and culture. Guests enjoy a lunch on our patio, author talk, book signing, and Q&A. Launching the series on May 23rd is Bob Thompson, author of Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront. In Hitchhiker, Huckleberry Finn meets The Twilight Zone, with just a taste of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. It weaves stories from his Sawyer-esque childhood to his flowerchild hitchhiker days…

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June 2018

Hemp Heritage Evening

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Hemp product samples, Vendors, and Tours of Ashland's Hemp Plot! Hemp reappeared on Ashland property in 2015, when the Foundation partnered with Kentucky Hempsters and the University of Kentucky Agriculture Dept. to plant a small demonstration plot. This plot is now used to educate Ashland visitors about the crop, and its significance to the state. Hemp Heritage Evening on June 6 will feature tours of the plot, vendors, product samples and more.  Co-hosts with the Foundation are Hemp History Week,…

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Yappy Hour

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$25

Introducing our inaugural Yappy Hour on June 14th--Flag Wag--Tail-Wagging fun on Flag Day! Sniff and schmooze while nibbling treats and lapping libations. PET WANTS will cater to the pooches, Selma's Catering to the humans, and Earth Dog Spa and Apawthecary will attend to the special activities. Upcoming Yappy Hours: July 12-Spa Retreat--After the blasts and booms of July 4th, we'll have special relaxing treats and massages for your dogs August 9-Dog Daze--Pups cool off in dipping pools while you enjoy…

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Sierra Club Tree Identification and Potluck

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Sierra Club will be hosting a tree identification walk and potluck supper on June 18th from 5:30 until dusk. Come learn about the beautiful trees at Ashland and then enjoy a delicious dinner.

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Lawn Party

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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We are sold out for the Lawn Party! Now in its 22nd year, the Ashland Lawn Party is one of Lexington’s most popular, fun and casual summer parties and the Foundation’s single most important fundraiser. This year, music will fill the air with special performances from The Lexington Theatre Company, Lexington’s newest music theatre group. Performers will entertain the crowd with selections from the Music Man and A Chorus Line. Our Honorary Chairs are Milly Ann Stewart and Deirdre Lyons.…

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July 2018

Ashland Yappy Hour – July 12: Spa Retreat

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$26.50

After the blasts & booms of July 4th, our pooches deserve extra TLC. While leashed canines enjoy Malbark (beet juice), treats, massage, fur tattoo, their companions, dog lovers, and shy dog owners can unleash over the signature drink Arnold Pawmer with Tito's Vodka and appetizers by Selma's Catering. Shy dogs: send your owners, who will come home happy with a treat bag for you!  $26.50 (includes sales tax) benefits the preservation and maintenance of the Estate and includes one signature…

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A Novel Lunch Series–The Mentelles by Randolph Paul Runyon – SOLD OUT

July 18 @ 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 second date in our Novel Lunch series is July 18th and 19th, but is SOLD OUT! In The Mentelles, Randolph Paul Runyon draws on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources to explore the life and times of the Mentelles – how their origins and education gave them access to the higher strata of Bluegrass society, even as this French immigrant duo’s views on religion, politics and culture kept them from feeling at home in America. They were…

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August 2018

A Novel Lunch Series–The Mentelles by Randolph Paul Runyon–Final Date!

August 8 @ 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

In The Mentelles, Randolph Paul Runyon draws on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources to explore the life and times of the Mentelles – how their origins and education gave them access to the higher strata of Bluegrass society, even as this French immigrant duo’s views on religion, politics and culture kept them from feeling at home in America. They were intimates of Henry Clay and one of their daughters married into the Clay family, but like other…

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Yappy Hour–Dog Days of Summer Rescheduled for Aug. 22nd!

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$20.00

Rescheduled for August 22nd due to bad weather expected today and tonight! Dog Days of Summer are here! You and your furry companion deserve a chance to cool off and beat the heat. While leashed canines enjoy Malbark (beet juice), treats, massage, dipping pools, and fur tattoos, their companions, dog lovers, and shy dog owners can unleash over the signature drink Arnold Pawmer with Tito's Vodka and appetizers by Selma's Catering. Shy dogs: send your owners, who will come home…

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