Home & Garden

Digging In

At the Arboretum. 500 Alumni Dr., Lexington. (859) 257-9339. www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

■ Founder's Lecture by Robert Lyons: “Secrets of an Attention-Deficit Gardener: An Unembarrassed Account of Using Annuals and Tender Perennials to Create Brilliant Landscapes That Change Every Year.” 7 p.m. Jan. 8. University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, Lexington. $5. Free to friends of the Arboretum and students with ID. Advance registration required. (859) 257-6955.

At Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Clermont. (502) 955-8512. www.bernheim.org.

■ Raptors! 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 10. See and learn about North American birds of prey. $8 each member family, $12 each non-member family. Advance registration not required.

Extraordinary Rocks. 11 a.m. Jan. 17. Free. Observe the ancient art of flint-knapping and view some of the decorative natural rocks used in this process. Local flint-knapping artists will gather to swap and sell the unique rocks used for this process.

The Blue Grass Hemerocallis Society annual business meeting. 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Pike, Georgetown. 502-857-8600.

At Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. 5888 Jacks Creek Pike. Lexington. (859) 272-6105.

■ History of Raven Run. 1 p.m. Jan 11. Free.

At McConnell Springs. 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington. (859) 225-4073.

■ Winter tree identification. 1 p.m. Jan. 3. Free.

■ Wildlife of McConnell Springs, 11 a.m. Jan. 17. Free.

■ Weekend Workout. 10 a.m. Jan. 24. Help with garden upkeep, weed pulling, trail maintenance and more.

Fayette County Extension Antique Workshops. Taught by Ron Wells. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 12, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and March 4. Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Pl., Lexington. (859) 257-5582. Registration required.

Back-yard Warrior Gardening Short Course. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12-Feb. 9. Scott County Cooperative Extension Center, 1130 Cincinnati Rd., Georgetown. $15. (502) 863-0984.

Jan. 12: Dealing with site, weather and soil problems.

Jan. 19: Trees and shrubs for the landscape.

Jan. 26: Annuals and perennials for all-season color.

Feb. 2: Maintaining a healthy lawn.

Feb. 9: Putting it all together for a landscape plan.

Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass meeting. 6 p.m., Jan. 13. Southside Church of Christ, 1533 Nicholasville road, Lexington. (859) 296-1186.

Knitting Basics. 6:30 p.m., Jan. 13. Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington. Free. (859) 231-5570. www.lexpublib.org.