Park work day
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Park work day

Planting, trash pickup, weed-pulling as necessary. Refreshments and socializing. Meet at Gardenside Park pavilion,1835 Yorktown Rd. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have them, bring gloves, trowels, shovels, buckets, or wheelbarrows. 

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Park work day
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Park work day

Planting, trash pickup, weed-pulling as necessary. Refreshments and socializing. Meet at Gardenside Park pavilion,1835 Yorktown Rd. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have them, bring gloves, trowels, shovels, buckets, or wheelbarrows. 

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Safe Streets Gardenside 2017
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Safe Streets Gardenside 2017

  • Gardenside Christian Church Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to create your own sign to remind drivers to slow down and drive carefully in our neighborhood.

Hosted by JLA Girl Scout Troops and Boy Scout Troops and sponsored by @Thrivent   #livegenerously

Everyone welcome!

FREE but registration is required - Deadline to register October 20.

To register email safestreetsgardenside@gmail.com

We would appreciate donations of plywood, kid-friendly paint and old paint brushes. We will pick them up!  To donate supplies email gardensidelex@gmail.com

 

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Park work day
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Park work day

Planting, trash pickup, weed-pulling as necessary. Refreshments and socializing. Meet at Gardenside Park pavilion,1835 Yorktown Rd. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have them, bring gloves, trowels, shovels, buckets, or wheelbarrows. 

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Park work day
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Park work day

Park work day! Planting, trash pickup, weed-pulling as necessary. Refreshments and socializing. Meet at Gardenside Park pavilion,1835 Yorktown Rd. All ages welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have them, bring gloves, trowels, shovels, buckets, or wheelbarrows. Come help us beautify! 

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Unveiling of Ceramic Tile Mural in Gardenside Park
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Unveiling of Ceramic Tile Mural in Gardenside Park

A new piece of public art has been installed in Gardenside Park, and its official unveiling will take place on Tuesday, August 8 at 6pm. Dunbar High School art students created ceramic tiles depicting native plants under the direction of their teacher Deborah Eller and retired art teacher Elise Melrood, both Gardenside residents. Together the tiles form a colorful 4 foot by 8 foot mural.

The project is part of an LFUCG 2017 Stormwater Quality Incentive Grant. The purpose is to increase awareness of how native plants help to improve water quality. Since 2014, Gardenside Neighborhood Association has been working to establish a stream buffer along the creek in Gardenside Park, planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers such as tulip poplar, spicebush and asters. The stream buffer prevents erosion, filters stormwater to prevent pollutants from entering the stream, and provides food and habitat for pollinators and for birds, frogs and salamanders that help to control mosquitos. The stream that runs through the park is part of the Wolf Run Watershed that feeds Town Branch and eventually the Kentucky River.

The public is invited to the unveiling of the native plant mural on Tuesday, August 8 at 6pm in Gardenside Park, 1835 Yorktown Road, to meet the students who created this new piece of public art.

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YMCA Back to School Rally
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

YMCA Back to School Rally

Each year, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, sponsors and community partners, hosts the annual Neighborhood Back to School Rallies.

The rallies provide elementary, middle and high school students with free back packs and school supplies. Each neighborhood distributes supplies for all grade levels. The Back to School Rallies is an initiative of the Y, which has served as the central coordinator of this event since 2011. Since that time, more than 35,000 children have been served.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.

Thanks to the generosity of our 2017 sponsors and partners: Fayette County Public Schools, Kentucky Utilities, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Medicaid, Hilliard-Lyons, United Way of the Bluegrass, PNC Bank, Rotary Club of Lexington, Passport Health Plan and WLEX-TV.

Each neighborhood solicits its own grassroots support and plans its own food and activities. 

The goal of this initiative is to prepare children for school and to unify our neighborhoods for even greater self-advocacy and community planning. Neighborhoods build bridges with schools, churches and local businesses by establishing relationships that they can utilize in the future for a variety of purposes.

Schedule of events:

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.     Registration at all locations and fun activities (Bingo, inflatables, guest speakers, games, arts and crafts and more!

10 a.m.                  Press conference at Douglass Park

11 a.m. - Noon        Food distribution at all locations 

Noon - 1 p.m.          Backpack distribution 

Children must be with a parent/guardian in order to receive supplies.

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The Greater Gardenside Storyscape event
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Greater Gardenside Storyscape event

During the week of June 3-10, historic preservation graduate students from the University of Kentucky will be documenting portions of the Greater Gardenside neighborhood. Their work will include a reconnaissance survey, measured drawings, archival research, and oral history.

The students will be hosting a Neighborhood Event on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gardenside Christian Church to present their preliminary findings, and to collect neighborhood stories and material culture (architectural drawings, photographs, newspaper articles, etc.). A station will be set up to copy the memorabilia you bring to share. Please plan on joining us and sharing your neighborhood stories. Food and beverages will be provided. For additional information, contact Karen Hudson at karen.hudson@uky.edu.

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Gardenside Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gardenside Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Come join us for our Annual Meeting! All neighbors are welcome!

On the agenda:

  • Representatives of the Planning Office will lead an open discussion of Lexington's 2018 Comprehensive Plan, what it involves and how it might affect us here in Gardenside, and will gather your input

  • Update on Greater Gardenside and report from the On the Table gathering

  • Presentation by James Lane Allen Elementary School

  • Election of GNA officers

  • Refreshments and socializing with your neighbors

 

 

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