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This weekend, kids can get their hands on 18th century history at Fort Boonesborough State Park's first Hands on History for Kids event Saturday and Sunday.
Emily Burns, Historic Interpreter, provides more details.
1 Why is Fort Boonesborough doing the Hands on History for Kids event?
This is a new event. We felt that we needed a weekend of fun and interactive activities for children to get more involved with Kentucky's 18th century history.
2 What can people expect at the event?
Families can expect interpreters around the fort with activities that represent our daily "work." We have fence building, doll making, butter churning, spinning and weaving, plus a few surprises. The Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be set up to sell lunch and cold drinks.
3 Will there be any other events happening?
There will be Punch and Judy puppet shows happening both days at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. We also have a Falconry Presentation at 11 a.m. both days.
4 Is there a cost to attend?
Regular fort admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Seniors over 65 years of age get in for $5. There is no additional charge for this event.
5 How can people get to the event?
Parking for this event will be in the lot across from the swimming pool on KY 388 with free shuttles to the Fort throughout the weekend.
Five more for the weekend, week ahead:
• Guided Hike at the Pinnacles, today, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. each day at the Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Road, Berea. Weather permitting, a Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the BC Forest. For more information, call 859-756-3315.
• Levitt AMP Berea Music Series, tonight, 6 p.m., Old Town Berea. This week's performers are La Misa Negra (Afro-Latin music) and Mariachi Aguila de Oro.
• Wednesday Art Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street. Instructor: Lloyd Alvis Agee, for all skill levels, Tuition: $17. For more information, call 859-624-4242 or visit www.ArtsinRichmond.org.
• Richmond Parks and Recreation will once again be having a Yoga in the Park series. The classes are at Irvine-McDowell Park (345 Lancaster Ave) and are every Wednesday through Oct. 7. All classes will take place at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour unless otherwise notified. For more information about Yoga in the Park, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/474277706682146/ or https://www.richmond.ky.us/event/yoga/all/
• Hogg Therapy Associates will host its 5th year "birthday" celebration, Friday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 752 Richmond Rd North, Berea. The event is a free community celebration with food, games, etc.
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