Fayette County: Rally tonight protests violence against women

March 27, 2013 

Take Back the Night, a march and rally protesting violence against women, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at three Lexington locations: The Patterson Office Tower on the University of Kentucky Campus; Third Street Stuff, 257 North Limestone Street; and Thoroughbred Park at the corner of Main Street and Midland Avenue. The groups will march to the courthouse plaza for a 7:30 p.m. rally. For more information, visit Uky.edu/student affairs/vipcenter.

Lexington artist's work part of Holy Week display

Lexington artist and leather craftsman Wayne Schedler has his work Jesus Meets his Mother on display this week — Holy Week — at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Ind., as part of Art of the Passion, a Stations of the Cross art exhibit.

He is one of several artists whose work is featured.

Schedler's piece, which is made from leather, depicts "Mary as the heart with ponderings of Angel Gabriel, the Temple, and the water turned to wine jugs etched within it. The sword is in reference to Simeon telling her, '...a sword will pierce through your own soul also,'" Schedler said.

Schedler also has artwork on the walls of the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran in Lexington.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/artofthepassion.

$5,000 grant goes to surgical services The Lexington Rotary Club Endowment has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky to be used to support Surgery on Sunday, a nonprofit organization that provides essential outpatient surgical services for free for those in need.

Health fair focuses on risks linked to Alzheimer's

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has its fifth annual Mind Matters health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington.

This year, information will focus on how to reduce vascular risk factors that have been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Topics include nutrition and physical and mental exercises. There will also be interactive workshops, information booths, and health and memory screens for older adults and their families.

Admission to the health fair is free. Lunch and refreshments are provided. For more information, contact the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at (859) 323-5550.

Youth can offer views of possible advisory group

Children and young adults, 12 to 25 years old, are invited to take an online survey to measure support for a Kentucky Nature and Youth Council, a kids' advisory group that would help state agencies find ways to get kids outdoors for free play, exercise and fun in learning about Kentucky's natural resources. More than 20 states have established youth councils.

"A Kentucky Nature and Youth Council would give them a voice in how state policy, programs and projects are designed and implemented. This group will be a pilot for the governor to decide whether such a group would be of benefit to the commonwealth," said Ed Councill, CEO of kidsGROWkentucky.

For more information, or for a chance to become a member of the KNYC, visit Kidsgrowkentucky.org and click on the red button asking for your opinion.

Lexingtonian noted as Nashville up-and-comer

On April 12, Lexington native Kama Upton will be honored by the Nashville chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of the city's Top 30 Under 30. The annual event recognizes young professionals for their achievements in the Nashville business and philanthropic communities. Upton is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's fundraising efforts to control and cure the fatal genetic disease.

Upton is a 2002 graduate of SCAPA at Lafayette High School and a 2006 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. In Nashville, she works as an agent for Paradigm Talent Agency and books talent for various venues across the United States and Canada.

Eight-week Alzheimer's support group begins

Beginning this week, an eight-week support group for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia meets 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through May 15 at the Alzheimer's Association, 465 East High Street, Suite 200. Registration is required. Call April at (859) 266-5283, Ext. 1308, for more information.

Book donations sought for upcoming reading event

In an effort to instill a love of reading and provide access to books for children, PODS Lexington, a moving and storage company, is assisting Leadership Lexington with its upcoming "Once Upon a Story" children's book festival by helping with book-donation drives this week.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, volunteers will collect donations at the Lexington Wal-Mart store parking lot, 4051 Nicholasville Road. PODS Lexington is asking for the public to fill a PODS container with new or gently used books to be distributed to children at the "Once Upon a Story" event and the Lexington Library.

Children will have the opportunity to select a book and read in a transformed "minilibrary" PODS container during the "Once Upon a Story" event April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane.

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