Fayette County

Week ahead: Home and Garden Show, RunTheBluegrass and more

Anita and Randall Brandenburg of Beattyville check out a water installation during the 2013 Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show at the Lexington Center. This year’s event starts Friday.
Anita and Randall Brandenburg of Beattyville check out a water installation during the 2013 Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show at the Lexington Center. This year’s event starts Friday. Herald-Leader

Wednesday

Legislators return to Frankfort

The General Assembly convenes for its final two days, when it can try to override any vetoes by Gov. Matt Bevin. Watch for updates on our politics team on Twitter @BGPolitics.

 

Thursday

An Evening with Robert Kirkman

The Kentucky-native and creator of “The Walking Dead” and “Outcast,” will visit the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond at 7 p.m. to speak and take questions from the audience. Come dressed as your favorite character or zombie from the series. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. (VIP tickets $100, other tickets $20; Ekucenter.com)

 

TGIFriday

Home and garden’s march madness

Check out the latest in gardening, home design and more at the 42nd annual Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show at the Lexington Center, 430 West Vine Street. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. ($9 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for ages 16 and younger; (Ckyhomeshow.com)

 

Saturday

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.

 

Take a run through Thoroughbred country

RunTheBluegrass, billed as “America’s prettiest half-marathon,” will see several thousand runners go through Thoroughbred farms, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at Keeneland Race Course. (Runthebluegrass.org)

 

Sunday

The boys of summer are back

The 2017 Major League Baseball season opens with three games. Most other teams, including the Reds, start their seasons the following day.

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