Fayette County: Sled hockey clinic for the disabled 2-4 p.m. Saturday

January 30, 2013 

A USA Hockey Sled Hockey Clinic will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Ice Center, 560 Eureka Springs Drive. Sleds and sticks will be provided and volunteers will assist participants in abbreviated lessons and scrimmages. Sled hockey allows participants who have a physical disability to play ice hockey. The clinic is for the physically disabled, but also for anyone who wants to experience sled hockey. For more information, contact Cindy Jacobelli at (859) 254-5701, Ext. 5642.

Registration underway for Alzheimer's fundraiser

The Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer's, held Sept. 30, drew nearly 1,000 participants and raised $158,169 for the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The walk funds local workshops and other support services and supports national research toward treatments and a cure for the disease, which affects 5.4 million Americans, including 80,000 Kentuckians. Registration is underway for this year's walk, set for 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. For more information or to register, visit Alz.org/walk or call (859) 266-5283.

Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, will take place at Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Road near Man o' War Boulevard on Feb. 9.

Polar Plungers commit to raise a minimum of $75 ($50 for plungers under age 18) and then take a chilly dip into a pool to help support the Special Olympics mission of providing sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Participants can pick up brochures at Texas Roadhouse or call the Special Olympics Kentucky office at 1-800-633-7403. Potential Plungers can also register online at kentuckyplunge.com, create a Web page and raise money through the official Polar Plunge website. Pre-registration for the Plunge will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. On-site registration will open at 9 a.m. the day of the Plunge.

Two programs to deal with Alzheimer's Disease

Next week, two programs designed to help those living with Alzheimer's Disease will be offered in Lexington.

■ Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's will be from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 and 13 at the Alzheimer's Association, 465 East High Street, Suite 200.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This interactive two-part program will allow participants to hear from others who have received the same diagnosis. Registration is required. A $5 programming fee is suggested.

■ Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive. For those caring for a loved one or friend with Alzheimer's Disease, this program will provide advice to help make sound legal and financial plans for their current and future needs. The event is free, but registration is required.

To register for either of these programs, call 1-800-272-3900 or email infoky-in@alz.org.

Place your orders for Girl Scout cookies

Got cookies? It's that time of year when local Girl Scouts are out selling those perennial classics: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel DeLites, to name a few. If you haven't ordered cookies yet, it's not too late. Cookies can be purchased from a local Girl Scout or by calling Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council at (859) 293-2621. Starting Feb. 22, cookie booth sales will begin.

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