People make bucket lists of experiences they want to achieve in their lifetime.
I suggest making a summer of 2015 bucket list. It would consist of all the experiences you wanted to have this summer but haven't gotten around to. This bucket list will help you focus on summer fun and might help motivate you to finish it before the end of the summer.
Remember, you only have one summer of 2015 so go out and make some memories with family and friends. Here are 10 fun things to do before the summer is over.
1. Take a drive through the country to Toyota Kentucky in Georgetown for a tram driver plant tour. It's a perfect family activity or a day out with friends. Toyota tours are fun, educational and free. Tours are available by reservation and take place at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; and at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Call (800) 866-4485 for more information.
2. The Disney Store at Fayette Mall has special events planned every day until Aug. 23rd. Call (859) 271-8387 for more details.
3. Take a walk at the beautiful Arboretum located at 500 Alumni Drive, or take one of its classes available throughout the year. At 7 p.m., Aug. 13, you can learn how to garden in the fall for just $10 to the public/$8 for friends of the Arboretum. The class will cover techniques of fall vegetable gardening and selection of plants that are best grown in the fall. Participants will receive fall vegetable plants for their garden. Call (859) 257-6955 for more information.
4. Visit historical Claiborne Farm in Paris where racing great Secretariat was laid to rest. The farm offers a guided walking tour seven days a week at 10 and 11 a.m. that lasts approximately an hour. Since Claiborne is a working farm, tours are by appointment only. Call (859) 987-2330.
5. Always on the list is visiting a bourbon distillery. My favorite is Buffalo Trace. Go online to make a reservation for a free tour. Recently they added a ghost tour at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Buffalo Trace was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters with reported sightings of the ghost of Colonel Blanton.
6. Music should always be incorporated into family fun. The Lexington Philharmonic will put on a Peanut Butter and Jelly Concert at the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park at 10 and 11 a.m. Aug. 29 for just $5. The kids will enjoy a half-hour concert, followed by time for play and discovery at the instrument petting zoo and, of course, everyone will get a PB&J sandwich. Call (859) 233-4226.
7. Check out a Lexington Legends baseball game. Some great promotional nights include: free kids meals on Mondays; 38-cent hot dogs on Tuesday; Thirsty Thursday with $1 drinks and Friday night fireworks. Check out the schedule.
8. Take your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some bluegrass music at the Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheatre in Beaumont Centre. At 7 p.m. every Monday listen to great bands for free. Here's the schedule of bands playing. The last date is Sept. 7.
9. West Sixth Brewery offers a free hour-long tour of the brewery and production system at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Register here.
10. Registration is open for the upcoming Lowe's Kids Clinic. At 10 a.m., on Aug. 22, kids can build a free Avengers Thor's Chariot.
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