Tuesday, April 28, 2009

KY Writers Day

Here are a few photos from KY Writer's Day, held on Friday in Frankfort.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Carnegie Center on the Radio

Check out this interview with Carnegie Center executive director, Jan Isenhour, and CCLL instructor, Leatha Kendrick.

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Family Fun and Learning Night: Earth Day Eve

The Carnegie Center was thrilled to welcome over 100 people for our FamilyFun and Learning Night: Earth Day Eve celebration. Students and families made bird feeders, worm houses, investigated the insect petting zoo, learned about birds from Wildbirds Unlimited, made potato porcupines, planted beans in a bag, so much more! Here are a few photos to recap:

Special thanks to Fazoli's for a wonderful dinner, and of course, to all of our awesome volunteers!

Happy Earth Day!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Young Women Writers Project

I could not say enough good things about the wonderful 9-12th graders that make up the 2008-2009 Young Women Writers Project. After completing a 5 week writing workshop series at the Carnegie Center, the YWWPers performed in a reading Friday evening to share their work with family and friends. It was a real treat!

The following morning, 15 4th and 5th grade girls were led in writing exercises by the YWWPers as part of a mentoring day. Special thanks to Bianca Spriggs for her supervision of this session.

Thank you to the YWWPers for being such a great group. I look forward to hearing you read again this fall at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Special thanks also to the Kentucky Foundation for Women for making this program possible.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gallery Hop

Please join us tomorrow evening, Friday, April 17th, for Gallery Hop (5-8 pm) featuring a show by Lexington Catholic High School Students. We also have some wonderful HopArtUnity events to highlight.
At 5 pm, the participants of the 2008-2009 Young Women Writers Project will present a reading of their work. We would love to have a large audience for readers Makensie Congdon, Laura Edwins, Jennifer Greb, Rachel Quinn, Fiona Rodgerson, Caroline Smith, Sarah Swanson and Chaney Williams.

And the excitment continues...
At 6:30 pm, the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will be performing.

We hope to see you then!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

FFLN Music Mania

The Carnegie Center was pleased to welcome 120 students and families for our March Family Fun and Learning Night, Music Mania.

Students enjoyed an instrument petting zoo with the Lexington Philharmonic, dance lessons from USA Dance, making their own instruments, learning the names of notes, interactive booths with musicians from the University of Kentucky, learning to play the spoons, and bluegrass music from Red State Ramblers. Plus so much more!

Here are a few snapshots from that event:

Special thanks to Dupree catering for their generous donation of a delicious dinner. Join us for our next Family Fun and Learning Night: Earth Day Eve, on Tuesday, April 21st. Registration required. Call today to reserve your space. 859.254.4175.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

5 K Winners

Here is the complete list of our fabulous 5K winners!

2009 Carnegie Center 5K Winners




1. Will Reesor

2. Will Cox-Greslin

3. David Nelson

1. Rebecca Delles

2. Heidi Fisler

3. Celia Dyer

13 & Under

Clark Mattox

Elly Dyer



Diane Aguninjam


Matt Mueller

Laura Whitaker


Brandon Monroe

Joanna Hall


Yulin Ma

Jessica Heaurin


Eric Barber

Pam Duncan


David Word




Noreen Carcher


Kevin Wilson



Larry Isenhour

Jan Isenhour


Allan Hesler


Congrats guys!



Monday, April 6, 2009

5 K Run/Walk Update

Thank you to all of the participants and sponsors who took part in Sunday's Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk for Literacy. It was a great success! People of all ages came out to support the Carnegie Center--from 4-60. Special thanks to UK Honors Program Student Council for organizing the event.

Here are a few snapshots:

Hope you have a wonderful start to your week!