BreyerFest, Where’s Waldo, Countdown to Kindergarten

BreyerFest returns to the Kentucky Horse Park July 17-19 for the 26th annual flagship event with tons of fun for horse lovers of all ages.

This year’s theme is Vive la France, and families can meet the Celebration Horse, Simba du Pont de Tournay, a French breed rarely seen outside of Europe.

In addition to a huge display of Breyer Model horses, families can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo of exotic animals, and craft area where kids can paint their own Stablemates model.

Kids and adults will cheer as they watch dogs fly through the air at Splash Dogs.

Three-day ticket holders receive a free Celebration Horse model, plus access to special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Three-day tickets are $97.50 for adults and $67.50 for kids. Children under 6 are free but do not receive the model horse. One day tickets are available for $15.



Where’s Waldo? The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 different local businesses this July, and those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more.

Here’s how it works:
1) Stop by any of the 25 participating businesses to get your “Find Waldo Local Passport.”
2) When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses collect a store stamp (or signature).
3) When you spot Woof at The Morris Book Shop collect a store stamp (or signature).
4) When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to The Morris Book Shop to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).
5) If you collect at least 15 of the 25 possible store stamps/signatures, bring your passport to The Morris Book Shop to get a button and a coupon PLUS be entered in a drawing for a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.
6) Plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at The Morris Book Shop.

Info: The Morris Book Shop at 276-0494 or


Kindergarten students entering Fayette County Public Schools this August can look forward to a variety of fun, free and educational activities this summer through the fifth annual Countdown to Kindergarten program.

Community organizations have partnered to offer free and low-cost weekly activities for registered kindergartners and their families this summer until the first day of school.

Families can find details about the program in the kindergarten registration packet, including a coupon for a free T-shirt, which they can pick up at any branch of the Lexington Public Library.

The shirt will serve as the child’s entry pass to all Countdown to Kindergarten activities.

If a child has signed up for kindergarten and did not receive a shirt voucher, call 381-4105.

For general information or to view a schedule of events, go to