Discovery Night: Dogs on Patrol!, presented by PNC Bank

Thursday, October 5th 6-8pm
With special guests from the Lexington Humane Society

Meet the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police Canine Unit – a group of highly trained dogs, able to detect explosives, search buildings, sniff out illegal drugs, help with patrols, and even apprehend criminals! Think your dog can do that? Come learn more about these amazing animals and the officers that work with them! While you’re here, meet some lovable animals from the Lexington Humane Society and create some unique canine art to take home!

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Day of the Dead 2017

Festival del Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Festival
November 1, 5 – 9 PM

Photo by Andres Cruz, La Voz

On November 1, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 10th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This event is a fun, participatory experience for the entire family.

The Day of the Dead Festival is a true community event bringing together individuals, groups, students and teachers from the Latino and non-Latino communities. Join the celebration and experience the rich visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The Festival will include live music and dance performances, traditional food, hands-on crafts, art exhibits and a gallery talk by the artists, a candlelight parade, and an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground.

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Discovery Saturdays!

NEW!!! Two Ways to Spend the Day…

1. EXPLORE the Living Arts & Science Center with EXPLORER BANDS
$4 per person ($3 members)

Kids of all ages will enjoy becoming an engineer for the day while building bridges and arches, playing with a giant Newton’s Cradle, and experimenting with robots and circuits in our science exhibit: How Things Work: Engineering+Inovation. Explorers get hands-on in our makers space with collaborative projects and experiments. Take in rotating art exhibits in our four art galleries and watch a starry planetarium show in Lexington’s only planetarium. See below for planetarium shows and times.

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EcoH20 Tips

Be a Water Wise Guy or Gal!

Follow these simple water conservation tips and make a big difference for our planet!

  • Collect rainwater and cold shower water to use for watering plants.
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
  • Remove dying plants and weeds that compete for available water.
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car.
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes and install a low-flow shower head.
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
  • Check faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads.

Click HERE for a printer friendly handout to have at home.

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LASC is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization funded in part by:

Lex Arts

LASC programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.  Their annual campaigns raise over a million dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington, and supports the LASC with an allocation of $108,000 for general operating support.  We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously to LexArts. Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.

Lex Arts Website
Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Living Arts & Science Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and Kentucky.

Kentucky Arts Council Website
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

LFUCG, Eco Arts, Community Block Grant, & Department of Environmental Quality.

LFUCG Website
Toyota
PNC

PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences through our 2015-2016 classes and workshops.

PNC Website
Kentucky Utilities
Bluegrass Communiyt Foundation

Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s early childhood education programs for Fayette County Elementary Schools.

Bluegrass Community Foundation Website
Orphan Society of Kentucky
Central Bank
Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass
NASA Kentucky
Time Warner Cable
Klausing Group

The Living Arts & Science Center is grateful for everything the Klausing Group has done by maintaining the grounds here at the center through their 5% for the community program.

The Klausing Group Website
Partners for Youth

Help Support the Living Arts & Science Center

As a nonprofit organization, the Living Arts and Science Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.  Gifts are welcomed year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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