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Old 09-09-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Honestly, there aren't that many horse racing lovers in Lex, esp for the "horse capital". It's sorta a big misconception. Yeah yeah, we all love to go to Keeneland during the season to drink & socialize, but that's only a handful of times outta the year. And the "big event" that most people know is in Louisville.

Lex's social scene is heavily reliant on UK sports, namely football & basketball, even for non-students. It's just the way it is. So if you're not into those, it's going to be tuff.

Unless you like UK your screwed
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Hi My fiance and I are going on just over a year for him slightly less for me, the only contact we have outside of each other and his job is his mom and that's just really really sad. If you want to talk sometime or something write me back (My fiance is 21 I'm nineteen and we have no kids.)
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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Meetup is a great suggestion. We've met other Lexington people there - many of them transplants - and everyone seems to say the same thing.

Before we had kids we actually lived in a larger urban area with many activities and still struggled to meet people there. Other than school, work, and church it is hard to meet people, especially when you're young, married, and childless.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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Consider volunteering, if your schedule permits. Lexington's historic houses all welcome volunteers, as do many other organizations. Big Brothers/big Sisters always need volunteers.

Look into clubs, too - the public library maintains a list of local groups and organizations in the reference department downtown. The library also has book discussion groups for adults and offers a number of programs on various topics. Check the different neighborhood monthly newspapers, along with the free weeklies, for things to do. The parks department offers various sports plus nature and history oriented activities at Raven Run and McConnell Springs. Adult education classes in the evenings are available at low cost and are wide-ranging. There are concerts of all kinds in various venues throughout Lexington, some free and some low-cost - others not free. Or low cost!

Also, get out and explore the Bluegrass. Lexington is surrounded by a ring of smaller towns, each with its own character. Many historic and/or scenic attractions are within 90 minutes from Lexington. Invite one of your neighbors to go along sometime.

There's also the old-fashioned but time-tested tradition of having neighbors over for dinner, or for coffee, or for cookies, or whatever's fresh out of the kitchen. Meeting in a restaurant serves much the same purpose for those not domestically inclined.
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