It's spring break for Fayette County schools
Just in case you were wondering why all those kids aren't in school.
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Don't get fooled this time
We pity the fool who doesn't know this is April Fools' Day, a designation whose origin dates to 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian calendar. That shifted the observance of New Year's Day from the end of March (around the time of the vernal equinox) to the first of January. Those who didn't take note and continued to ring in the new year on April 1 were considered fools.
Thursday Night Live starts seven-month run
Thursday Night Live, the weekly downtown series of free music plus food and drink vendors, kicks off its 20th season with Encore of Lexington. Through Aug. 28, TNL's hours are 4:30 to 9 p.m., then 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 22. It's at Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. (Downtownlex.com)
Keeneland is back!
Keeneland's Spring Meet starts and continues through April 24. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the first race is at 1:05 p.m. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger. Fifteen days of racing are highlighted by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on April 4. (Keeneland.com)
Bluegrass Bazaar spotlights fair trade
Shop from fair-trade vendors at Bluegrass Bazaar, a celebration of fair trade and awareness about human trafficking. It's 4 to 8 p.m. at Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. (Stag11.wix. com/bluegrassbazaar)
The boys of summer are back
The 2015 Major League Baseball season opens with St. Louis at Chicago. Most other teams, including the Reds, start their seasons the following day.