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July 2018

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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Dr. Jim Klotter Author Talk & Book Signing

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House, 201 N. Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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In his book, Henry Clay: The Man Who Would be President, author Jim Klotter provides an answer to this historical puzzler: why someone as qualified and prepared as Clay could not win the presidency but would manage to become as important, or more so, than many in his time who did. On Wednesday, August 15th, the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and the Blue Grass Trust will host a reception for Jim Klotter at the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House. Dr.…

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Henry Clay’s Hemp Dinner

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$75.00

The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Kentucky Hemp Heritage Alliance presents its third annual Hemp Dinner.  Guests will enjoy gourmet al fresco dining under the Ashland lawn tent, featuring a hemp–infused meal prepared by Chef Jeremy Ashby (Azur Restaurant).  Industry leaders will highlight the progress of present-day Kentucky hemp production in a speaking segment hosted by Alyssa Erickson of the Kentucky Hempsters.  This discussion is particularly timely given the United States Senate just voted to legalize hemp…

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September 2018

Jazz on the Lawn

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Jazz on the Lawn featuring Lee Carroll's C the Beat--An end of summer tradition for over two decades mixes great music with friends and food. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your early evening picnic. You can pre-order a $12 dinner from the Ginkgo Tree Cafe (roast beef, turkey, or chicken salad sandwich with side salad and cookie) or get grab and go items on site: grilled hot dogs, gazpacho, hummus, and pita. To pre-order a dinner, call 859-266-8581…

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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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