Expanded Thursday Night Live
During June, TNL gets supersized with bands performing at two locations from 4:30 to 9 p.m. This week The Johnson Brothers perform at Cheapside Park, 251 West Main Street. Over at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 North Limestone, it's Born Cross-Eyed. Free; food and drink vendors will be on site. (Downtownlex.com)
Lace up and head to the runway
The United Way's 5K on the Runway is your chance to run or walk along Blue Grass Airport's auxiliary runway. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 through Thursday, $35 at the event, $20 ages 6-14. Free ages 5 and under. Strollers are welcome, but no scooters, skates, bikes, skateboards or pets will be permitted. (5KontheRunway.com)
Help clean up the Kentucky River
Help start the summer with a clean environment at the 24th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep. Volunteers will collect trash and debris along the 12 miles of river in Fayette County, from the Clays Ferry boat dock to the Valley View Ferry dock, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry dock off Ky. 25 under the Interstate 75 overpass. They'll receive free breakfast and lunch, a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Register at Riversweep2015.eventbrite.com.
Donate diaper supplies, see an ogre for free
Bluegrass Families First will host the movie Shrek, 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main St. There will be free admission with the donation of diapers, wipes or pull-ups to benefit families in need.
It's official: Summer is here
Keep those sunglasses out; it's officially the beginning of summer and the "longest" day of the year, the summer solstice. That's when the sun reaches its farthest point north of the celestial equator.