Fayette County: Legends wants to highlight work of nonprofits; piano competition for K-12 and more

March 6, 2013 

The Lexington Legends is looking for nonprofit organizations to participate in its Community Organization of the Night program this season.

The program offers nonprofits a variety of opportunities to publicize their work at Whitaker Bank Ballpark and on Legends radio broadcasts during each of the Legends' 70 home games. Organizations may set up a display on the concourse, where they can greet fans and distribute information.

Before the game, a representative of each Community Organization of the Night is interviewed on the public address system and is a guest on the radio broadcast for a half-inning during the game. Each organization receives four complimentary tickets to the game.

This year, a fundraising element has been added to the program. Organizations that reserve a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night game will purchase a minimum of 50 Legends fundraiser tickets at $3 each, which may then be sold by the organization for up to the regular face value of $9. For more information, call (859) 422-7855.

Piano competition for classical pianists in K-12

Register by Monday for the 15th Annual Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association. The competition is open to all classical pianists in grades K-12. Participants may enter in one of four categories: grade 3 and younger, grades 4 and 5, middle school and high school. The competition will be April 13 in the President's Room of the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky. To register, contact May Man at (859) 276-2845 or visit Patchpianocompetition.weebly.com.

Baptists Health's March Men's Health Challenge

In the spirit of March Madness, Sam Bowie, Oscar Combs, Matt Jones and Dave Baker will headline the Baptist Health Lexington's March Men's Health Challenge at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at Keeneland Sales Pavilion.

In addition to the guest speakers, food and health screenings are planned along with a "Know the Score" physician panel. Tickets to the 2013 SEC men's basketball tournament will be given away.

Women are welcome to attend and bring the men in their lives to this event. Register at BaptistHealthLexington.com or call (859) 260-2220. Trail ride benefits Kentucky Horse Park Foundation

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is hosting Ride the Park on the Road to the Horse, a benefit trail ride March 13-14 in conjunction with the Road to the Horse event being held at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena March 15-17.

Riders may bring their horses for an entry fee of $50 and have unlimited access to park trails from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.

All proceeds from the trail ride will support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

Registration forms can be found online at Khpfoundation.org, or register by phone at (859) 255-5727. For more information, visit Roadtothehorse.com. Ms. Fix-It Fair coming up Saturday

The 7th annual Ms. Fix-It Fair, hosted by the Bluegrass chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Spencerian College, 1575 Winchester Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The Ms.Fix-It Fair will feature several 45-minute classes throughout the day, including basic plumbing and electrical repair, how to work with tile, drywall repair, home weatherization, gardening, home decorating. Tickets are $20 at the door (cash or check only).

For more information and a complete class schedule visit Bgnawic.org.

Poet to be honored for 'Appalachian Elegy'

University of Kentucky Press author bell hook is the recipient of the 2013 Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Best Poetry Award for her book Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place.

The BCALA literary awards recognize excellence by black authors in works published over the previous year.

The award will be presented at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Chicago on June 30.

Events at Hartland Hills retirement community

The retirement community Hartland Hills will host the following special events and education seminars for seniors Friday-Sunday at 1005 Tanbark Road.

■ Let's Talk Seniors - Financial Planning, 2 p.m. Friday

■ Irish Feast, noon Saturday

■ Pot of Gold Bingo, 2 p.m. Sunday

The events are free. To RSVP or for more information, visit Hartlandhills.com or call (859) 273-1212.

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