One last dip for two pools
Two of Lexington’s aquatic centers — Castlewood and Southland — close for the season at 6 p.m. Shillito Pool and Tates Creek and Woodland Aquatic Centers close Sept. 4. (Lexingtonky.gov)
Time to hit the books
It was fun while it lasted, but summer winds down with more than 40,000 students returning to classes in Fayette County schools. Drivers should expect an uptick in early morning and midafternoon traffic as buses, cars and sidewalks become busy with tomorrow’s generation.
Kentucky State Fair gets underway
It’s time to pay a visit to Freddy Farm Bureau in Louisville. That’s right, the Kentucky State Fair runs through Aug. 27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. Admission is $10, free for ages 5 and younger. Parking is $10. Discount advance tickets are available through 10 p.m. Wednesday online and at Kroger stores. (Kystatefair.org)
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
The benefit for the Kentucky Conservation Committee at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main St., includes a dozen short adventure films on locations such as the Grand Canyon, the Appalachian Trail and more. (7 p.m.; $20 donation, $15 students; Kyconservation.org)
It’s move-in day for UK students
So, unless you’re helping someone move in or you love traffic, it’s a good time to avoid campus.
Another football season kicks off
Four of Lexington’s eight high school teams start their seasons with hopes to make it to the state finals in Lexington. Keep up with the action all season online by following Herald-Leader high school sportswriter Josh Moore on Twitter @HLpreps.
Picnic With the Pops
The popular annual concert takes over Keeneland through Saturday. On Friday, ‘Raider of the Lost Ark’ will be screened while the Lexington Philharmonic performs the original soundtrack live. Saturday’s performance will cover the music of Michael Jackson. Both nights begin at 6 p.m. at the Keeneland Meadow by the Keeneland Keene Barn, 4201 Versailles Road. Shows start at dusk. General admission blanket seating is $15 advance, $20 at the gate; gate sales are cash only. Free for ages 12 and younger. Tables of eight $200-$400. (Lexpops.com)
‘You stay classy San Diego’
Woodland Art Fair
Lexington’s annual ode to arts, crafts, kettlecorn and the waning days of summer, the Woodland Art Fair, runs Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodland Park, 601 E. High St. (Free admission; Lexingtonartleague.org)