Why Celebrate Today? October 9, 2009

Btms^ for Friday, October 9. TGIF!
Drink Forecast for Today (df 4 2day): Wild Turkey* KY Bourbon, 2 toast 2 Keeneland’s ’09 races starting 2day in LEX!
Complimentary Sip & Samples Wines @ all the Barns, Friday from 5 to 7 pm, Saturday from 3 to 6 pm:
 – Cortenova Pinot Grigio 2008 Venezia
 – Busi Chianti 2007 Rufina

Special: KY Wine Sip & Sample, Meet & Greet: Acres of Land Winery, with winery owner Lowell Land!
 – Friday, October 9, 5-7 pm @ Beaumont, Lexington
 – Saturday, October 10, 3-6 pm @ Springhurst, Louisville
Complimentary Spirit Samplings Today, 5 to 7 pm:
 – Louisville, all stores: Ciroc Vodka
 – Beaumont in Lexington: Wild Turkey*
 – Richmond Rd. and Hamburg in Lexington: Ciroc Vodka
Buy a Try Beer Sampling: Imperial-Style beers! Buy a try samples are 75 cents each, or try all five for $3.50 at all Liquor Barns Friday from 5 to 7 pm, and Saturday from 3 to 6 pm. The five Imperial-Style beers being sampled this week are:
– New Holland Imperial Hatter ($10.49-22oz)   
– Flying Dog Imperial Porter ($9.99-4pk) .
– Great Divide 15th Anniversary ($8.99-22oz) 
– Avery Czar ($7.99-22oz) 
– Stone 13th Anniversary ($6.99-22oz)  
UK Opera Theatre and Lexington Opera Society present
a world premiere Opera:  River of Time
October 9, 10, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m., Lexington Opera House
Tickets: $10-34*, Reservations: (859)257-4929 
*plus SCFA handling fees
On this date in…
Today in Lexington…the fall Thoroughbred racing season at Keeneland starts!
1888 – The Washington Monument in the District of Columbia opened to the public…By George!
1940 – Singer, songwriter, Beatle John Lennon born…to Imagine.
1943 – Cartoonist Mike Peters born…to a “Mother Goose & Grimm” and win the Pulitzer prize for editorial cartooning.
1948 –  Singer, songwriter Jackson Browne born…”The Pretender” who’s “Running on Empty”.
1953 – Actor Tony Shalhoub born…to play a very quirky “Monk”!
1954 – Actor Scott Bakula born…to take a “Quantum Leap”!
1965 – The Beatles’ song “Yesterday” hit #1.
1970 – Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam born…to soar on the golf course with eagles and birdies!
1986 – Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera” 1st performance in London.

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