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Feather “The Nest” Hafla – Fundraiser for The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families @ Arabesque World Dance
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Arabesque World Dance, LLC
Address: 451-B Chair Avenue Lexington, KY
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM
Close: 9:00 PM

Description: Belly Dancing, Open Drum Session, Open dancing, Hooping and other flow Artists!

Just a great big, fun party at Arabesque!

Raffles – Door prizes – Henna – Massage therapist – Refreshments

Bring a donation of Toiletries, Diapers, Baby Clothes or Non-perishable food and help to fill up our donations boxes at the door!!

No entry fee for the Hafla….just come on out and play with us!

We would LOVE some more performers from our community to join in on the fun…so if you do any sort of performance art, and you’d like to be in the show, let us know!

Flow Artists, Hoopers, Bellydancers and Other Styles of Dance, Singers, Poets, Comedians!!! Whatever you do…we may have a spot for you in the lineup!  Acts MUST be family friendly! 😉

Gallery Hop at The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families @ The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Gallery Hop on May 19th at The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families! We will have beautiful artwork from local artist, Carol Whipple, displayed and available for purchase. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families!

During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP is arguable Lexington’s most anticipated visual arts celebration.

Official HOP guides are available at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, or may be downloaded below. See you on the HOP!

The Nest – Jumper Derby Classic @ Antebellum Farm
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come view the most distinguished riders in Central Kentucky compete for $500 in prize money at Antelbellum Farm starting at 5:00pm. Show jumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular and perhaps most recognizable equestrian events.

The Jumper Derby Classic features stadium and cross country jumping. The event is followed by dinner, sponsored by Red State BBQ and live music starting at 7:00pm.

Tickets for dinner and entertainment are $10 per person. Bring your chairs, family, and friends and get ready for a wonderful evening of horses, food, and fun at beautiful Antebellum Farm in Lexington, KY.

All proceeds for the Jumper Derby Classic and dinner will go to help support The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families.

If you would like to participate in the event or purchase tickets for viewing, please contact Lisa Everett at 859-259-1974 x228 or leverett@thenestlexington.org.

The Nest’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at Duncan Park @ Duncan Park
Jul 15 all-day

The Nest is celebrating their 40th birthday and we would love for you to join us in the celebration!  We will have free food, games and face painting and a celebration in Duncan Park.  We hope to see you there!

A Night for The Nest – 2017 @ Normandy Farm
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A Night for The Nest – August 26th, 2017

A Night for The Nest is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th from 6:00-11:00pm at beautiful Normandy Farm on Lexington’s scenic Paris Pike.  Guests will enjoy delicious food, drinks, dancing, tours of the horse farm and live music by The Mercy Men.  Most importantly, it will give patrons the opportunity to support The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families by participation in a silent auction and raffle.  If you are looking for an opportunity to show local support and dedication to your community and a magnificent nonprofit, as well as to be a part of a great event purchase your tickets/table today!

If you would like any additional information, are interesting in sponsoring the event, or donating an item for our silent auction please contact Jenny Norman at:  jnorman@thenestlexington.org or (859) 259-1974 Ext. 228.
Reindeer Express – 2017 @ The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



This Holiday, Give the gift of joy to a family in need!

With your help, over 900 children will receive new toys and a warm coat this Holiday.

Items we need:

  1. Any new toy suitable for both boys and girls ages birth to five years:
    • Games, Puzzles, Cars, Dolls, Sports Related Toys, Trucks, Art Supplies/Kits, Books, Toys Relating to Popular Television Shows this Year, Lego Sets, Action Figures for Boys and Girls, Coloring Books
  2. New Winter Outerwear for boys and girls age birth to five years
    • Coats, Hats, Mittens/Gloves, and Scarves

We also need donations of Holiday Wrapping Paper/Gift Bags & Tape for the families to wrap the presents.

We have made it easy this year to chose a toy by making an Amazon Wish List for Reindeer Express. Click here to view the list and have a toy sent directly to The Nest!  Please include your email address in the comment area during checkout so we can send you a receipt/thank you letter for your donation.

If you do not have time to shop, please consider making a tax deductible donation, and we will shop for you!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Katie Beard at (859) 259-1974 ext 226.