Sign up for swim lessons
Swim lesson online registration opens at noon and will continue through May 21 at parks.lexingtonky.gov. Or you can do walk-in registration from noon until 7 p.m. at the Picadome Administrative offices, 469 Parkway Drive. Lessons are $25 per child.
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March and rally to shed light on violence
Take Back the Night, a march and rally to end interpersonal violence, starts at 4 p.m., with participants walking from two locations — Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 North Limestone, and the William T. Young Library on UK’s campus — to the Memorial Hall amphitheater at 610 South Limestone. The rally will feature a speak-out session to support survivors and a chance to participate in a #ConsentCulture Pledge.
The Rolex gets jumping
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event expects 60,000 to 100,000 people at the Kentucky Horse Park for dressage, crosscountry and stadium jumping through Sunday. $15-$55 daily. Children 12 years and under do not need a ticket with adult ticket purchase. Separate event seating required. (RK3DE.org)
A Garden Affair
The fundraiser at the Headley-Whitney Museum will include a cocktail party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and a weekend of demonstrations, vendors and lectures by gardening experts, including The New York Times best-selling author Andrea Wulf. The event will also mark the re-opening of the museum’s iconic Shell Grotto. Daily admission is $10, free for ages 10 and younger with paying adult. Lectures are $20 advance, $25 day of event. A Garden Affair Fête is $50. VIP weekend package $150. (Hwmagarden.com)
NFL Draft kicks off
This year doesn’t look promising for some ex-Cats to hear their name called. The draft will end on Saturday, where center Jon Toth might hear his name called. Keep up with developments at Kentuckysports.com or on Twitter @ExCats.
Brian Posehn visits Lexington
The comedian, writer and actor known for roles on “Mission Hill” and “The Sarah Silverman Program” brings his stand-up act to Comedy Off Broadway at The Mall at Lexington Green. (7:15 p.m. Thursday; 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $12-$23; Comedyoffbroadway.com)
Food Truck Friday
The best of area food trucks will gather from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Herald-Leader front parking lot at 100 Midland Avenue. Portions of the proceeds go to DanceBlue.
Keeneland’s last day
That is until the Fall Meet begins Oct. 6. That’s 161 days later, but who’s counting? Well, obviously, we are. (First post 1:05 p.m.)
Irish Homecoming: Sharing our Uncommon Culture, Music & Heritage
The all-day event begins at 9 a.m. at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane, and will include food trucks, traditional Celtic dances and music. End the day with a Celtic sampler concert by several Kentucky musicians that specialize in British Isles songs and ballads. (Free; mcconnellsprings.org)