Lexington Women Chefs "Women in World Cuisine" Dinner






I recently heard about a really cool event that's happening tomorrow night in Lexington, y'all.

The Lexington Women Chefs "Women in World Cuisine" Dinner consists of six courses, each prepared by a local female chef. The event promises an array of world cuisine, with a portion of each $50 ticket benefitting the

Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass

, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse.

How fun is that? Good food, cooked by talented local female chefs, and raising funds for an incredibly important cause!

The dinner will be held tomorrow night, Tuesday July 22nd, at 6 p.m. at


, located at 841 Lane Allen Road. For reservations, call 859-797-8461.

Third Thursday Wine and Chocolate Event at Louisville Stoneware

Last week, in my HerKentucky Summer Fun List for Louisville, I suggested that y'all visit Old 502 Winery and Louisville Stoneware. This Thursday, June 19, there's a free tasting event at the Stoneware factory that involves their brand new event space, Old 502 wines, and Cellar Door Chocolates.

I'm going to let that sink in for a minute.

Stoneware, wine, and chocolate. 

All Kentucky Proud. At a free event.

I've heard amazing things about Old 502's Bourbon Barrel Red. I can't wait to try it, along with "Bore Dough", "Bach's Wine" and the dessert wine "After Choc." I mean, those names alone are reason enough to sip. 

The selections from Cellar Door look amazing, too. I never met a chocolate I didn't like.

I always look forward to any opportunity to check out the Stoneware Showroom. There's always a gorgeous new piece of pottery displayed in a fun manner.

Head out to Stoneware this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for wine, chocolate and fun!


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Agrestic Music and Arts Festival!

So, what are y'all doing next weekend? 

If I were you, I'd make plans to spend the 6th and 7th of June in Whitesburg at the Agrestic Music and Arts Festival for Autism.

For those of y'all who aren't intimately acquainted with the Southeastern corner of Kentucky, just take my word that everybody needs to visit the mountains in the summertime. Go ahead and pick up some allergy medicine before you go, because the pollen count is brutal, but trust me that the area is gorgeous this time of year. In case you need a better reason that natural beauty, how about live music, food, and art in support of autism education?

Two of my favorite hometown bands are on the Agrestic stage on Saturday. There's country-rock duo Sundy Best, and my daddy's band, Idle Time

Wait, Heather, what's that you say? Your old man is a rock star? You've been HerKentuckying with us for three years now and you haven't mentioned it before?  (Yeah, I know what you're thinking. I just was waiting for the perfect time to drop it on y'all casually, like when Billy Gibbons showed up on that show about Zooey Deschanel's sister.) Anyway, Idle Time is my dad's classic rock band. They're awesome, and they're rocking the Agrestic Festival.

Family loyalty aside, y'all should check out the Agrestic Festival next weekend. While you're in Whitesburg, get the pimiento cheese and fried green tomato hamburger at the Pine Mountain Grill. It's worth the trip.

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  • My hometown's favorite band, Sundy Best, will be returning to the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night. Really makes me wish I were in the Music City this weekend to see my high school football coach's son (whom I'll always think of as a gorgeous toddler... Sorry, Nick!) rocking the Home of Country Music
  • Saturday in Louisville is Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market's Resolutions Solutions Fair. It's a great time to quit smoking, work on your fitness goals, or focus on cleaner eating. Rainbow Blossom has experts to help!
  • Also in Louisville is Craft(s) Gallery's exhibition by Shawn Garrison, entitled "The Fruits of Rashness." I just adore the whimsical colors and use of motion of this piece, "Let's Go Shopping", and I can't wait to stop by Craft(s) to see the rest of the show!
Image via Craft(s) Gallery
  • Another exhibition I can't wait to see is the Eye of Napoleon at the Frazier Museum. This Saturday night, they're offering a special "Date Night in Paris" event that includes the exhibit as well as a cash bar, entertainment, and more!
  • The Kentucky Governor's Mansion turns 100 later this month. Celebrate at Frankfort's Grand Theater next Wednesday and Thursday with special showings of a documentary of the historic home, or schedule a trip to see the Mansion. I'll bet you haven't been there since a class trip in grade school!
    The Governor's Mansion
  • Louisville's Fleet Feet Sports recently met the challenge of logging miles for charity. A running team representing the store earned a $2,500 donation for Girls on the Run Louisville, a nonprofit which inspires elementary school girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident while engaging in fun and age-appropriate lessons on topics such as healthy living, self esteem, and how to handle bullying.
What's happening in your nook of the Commonwealth?

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