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2017 Event Calendar

Brown = Public Event | Blue = Private Event | Red = Rockcastle River Trading Co. Event



Date

Day

Location

City

January 6

Friday

Opening of the ALOFT Hotel/Jon Carloftis Courtyard in Louisville for Friends and Family

(private)

 

Louisville, KY

January 8

Sunday

Tour, Bourbon Tasting and Dinner at Botherum for Town & Country Magazine

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

January 12

Thursday

John's Island Garden Club Garden Presentation

(private)

 

Vero Beach, FL

February 3

Friday

6:00 pm

2017 Lexington Heart Ball

Attending & providing the featured Live Auction donation In partner with Maker's Mark.

 

Lexington Center – Bluegrass Ballroom

More information: ahalexington.ejoinme.org

 

Lexington, KY

February 14

Tuesday

VALENTINES DAY

MOMMA’S Birthday Luncheon at Boone Tavern Hotel

(private)

 

Berea, KY

February 18

Saturday

Dr. Tam Tam, Pretty, Christa and Megan Day

Appreciation dinner for our girlfriends

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 22

Wednesday

Tuckahoe Women's Club

Morning: Lecture

Evening: Bourbon Tasting Party

(private)

 

Richmond, VA

February 25

Saturday

7:00 pm

Long Run Hounds Hunt Ball

Pendennis Club

(private)

 

Louisville, KY

March 1

Wednesday

Spring Ideas at Louisville Stoneware

for Junior League of Louisville.

Invitation only

 

Louisville, KY

March 2

Thursday

 

Bluegrass Trust Antiques & Garden Show

Gala Preview Party

 

Show runs from March 3, 4, 5

Tickets & Information: bgtantiquesandgardenshow.org

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 4

Saturday

Speed Art Museum Ball

Tickets & Information: speedmuseum.org

 

Louisville, KY

March 15

Friday

6 pm

The Launch of the Maker's Mark Supper Club at Botherum

(Invitation Only)

 

Lexington, KY

March 28

Tuesday

EMERGE 2017

An outgrowth of a past Commerce Lexington Inc. Leadership Visit, the fourth annual EMERGE Conference presented by Forcht Bank will engage the next generation leaders of Central Kentucky, connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community.

 

EMERGE Luncheon speakers include Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller for Castle & Key Distillery and Rebecca Darwin, Founder & CEO of Garden & Gun.

 

Registration: web.commercelexington.com

 

Lexington, KY

April 1

Saturday

RRTC Opens for the Spring!

Hours:
April through December
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

April 5

Wednesday

6:30 pm

Garden Talk at the Boone County Arboretum

Create gardens with various themes and intentions including hardscape and plant materials, furniture, lighting, decorations, water features, outbuildings, garden decorations.

Boone County Extension - Enrichment Center

 

Tickets available: bcarboretum.org

Cost is $45 (non-member), $40 (member)

Call the Arboretum for more information: 859.384.4999

 

Burlington, KY

April 19-22

Wednesday - Saturday

JCFG Organized Garden Tour of Kentucky for the Orlando Museum of Art Friends of American Art (private)

Group of 50

 

Kentucky

April 22

Saturday

6:30 pm

Bourbon & Browns

 

The 5th Annual charity fundraiser to support the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site. This year's event is all new with unique bourbon samplings from six local distilleries, a VIP bourbon mixer, live bluegrass music by Kentucky Wild Horse, and traditional Kentucky foods like Hot Browns.

 

Includes six tasting samples from distilleries and brands like Buffalo Trace Distillery, Barrel House Distillery, Lexington Distilling Company, Three Boys Farm Distillery, Hartfield & Co., and Woodford Rerserve Distillery.

 

Silent and live auctions include hard-to-get bourbons, a luncheon with tour of the Carloftis family home at Rockcastle River and of historic Botherum, and a trip to Italy!

 

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased online at www.libertyhall.org or by calling (502) 227-2560.

 

 

Frankfort, KY

April 27

Thursday

Grand Opening of Summit at Fritz Farm

Open all day to the public

(Northeast Corner of Man O' War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road)

For more information visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thesummitatfritzfarm

 

Lexington, KY

April 27

Thursday

5:30-8:30pm

Old Kentucky Garden Party

The second annual Old Kentucky Garden Part at the historic 1795 Federal Hill Farm in My Old Kentucky Home State Park. This quintessential Kentucky soiree is the perfect setting for a Derbytime get-together and kickoff for the national Preservation Month annual observance in May!

For more information and to buy tickets: preservationkentucky.com

 

Bardstown, KY

April 27

Thursday

Celebration Dinner for the opening of Summit at Fritz Farm – Honeywood (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 27

Thursday

After Party to celebrate the opening of Summit at Fritz Farm – Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 29

Saturday

Dinner for Cummer Museum Travel Group at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 29

7-11 pm

Saturday

JCFG is a proud sponsor of the

H'Artful of Fun Gala Benefit

Voted BEST FUNDRAISER in Best of Lex Readers Poll, join in a Stellar Evening of artful experiences, dancing under the stars in our Planetarium, live, silent and art auctions, music and merrymaking with delectables and open bar by Dupree Catering.

$100. $120 at the door. Cocktail attire.

 

Purchase tickets at LASCLEX.org or call 859-252-5222.

 

Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther Kind Blvd

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 4

Thursday

Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala

Donamire Farm

Tickets & Information: lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 12

Friday

Ribbon Cutting of the Carloftis Garden at Eastern Kentucky University

 

 

 

Richmond, KY

May 13

Saturday

RRTC Spring Open House for Mothers Day

Join us for informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

May 19-20

Friday and Saturday

Kentucky Immersion Trip for the winner of America in Bloom Fundraiser

Keeneland, Garden Tours and Dinner at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 20

Saturday

Anderson County Humane Society Garden Party

www.andersonhumane.org

502.839.8339

 

Lawrenceburg, KY

May 26-28

Friday - Sunday

Southern Historic Garden Tour

Tours of Botherum and Old Taylor Distillery, lectures, cocktail parties

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 27

Saturday

Southern Garden History Society Tour of Old Taylor Distillery (private)

For information visit southerngardenhistory.org

 

Frankfurt, KY

May 27

Saturday

Southern Garden History Society Tour of Botherum (private)

For information visit southerngardenhistory.org

 

Lexington, KY

June 5

Monday

Highest Bidder of the Heart Ball Day Trip (private)

($25,000 for the trip, all going to the Heart Association!)

Helicopter ride from Botherum to Walnut Groves Farm to Maker’s Mark and back, including a private tour of Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer’s farm and a personal tour by Rob Samuels of Maker’s Mark Distillery, all guided by Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher.

Lexington, Bloomfield, Loretto, KY

September 14

Thursday

11:00 am

Kentucky Master Gardener Conference

“Roof Gardens”

Scott County Extension Office

 

 

 

Georgetown, KY

November 9

Thursday

Christmas Holiday Ideas at Louisville Stoneware

Invitation only

 

Louisville, KY

November 17 & 18

Friday & Saturday

10am, 12pm, 2pm

RRTC Christmas Open House

Join us for informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY