It’s spring break for Fayette County schools
Just in case you were wondering why all those kids aren’t in school. Even when schools are out, there’s a lot going on. Check out this list of free events.
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.
Nick Offerman visits UK
The comedian, who starred as Ron Swanson in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, performs a sold-out show at 8 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, Lexington. (859-257-4929; Singletarycenter.com)
Home and garden’s March Madness
Check out the latest in gardening, home design and more at the 41st annual Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show at Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington. 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. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors, free for ages 16 and younger. (CKYhomeshow.com)
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)