Final Countdown to Kindergarten

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

Events in August include “A Day to Explore McConnell Springs” on Saturday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Children and their parents will go on a nature scavenger hunt. Admission is free for all participants.

Also on Saturday, Aug. 1, children can participate in a movement class and get an introduction to ballet at the “Morning With the Lexington Ballet” at 10 a.m. at Lexington Ballet Company, 161 N. Mill St. Admission is free.


Kindergartners with Countdown to Kindergarten t-shirts will get free tickets to the “Legends Game with Fireworks” event on Friday, Aug. 7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m.

Additional tickets for family members are at the group discounted rate of $7. Info: 859-422-7858 or

The final event of C2K is “Super Saturday 2015” on Saturday, Aug. 8 at KET on Cooper Drive.

This free event for kids (primarily ages 2-8) and their families will feature fun, educational, hands-on activities and musical entertainment from PBS’s Mr. Steve.

Kids with Countdown to Kindergarten t-shirts get a special gift. Y