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Fayette County notes: May 8

May 8, 2013 

25,000th ride ITNBluegrass delivered its 25,000th ride in Fayette County on April 25. The service, which provides automobile transportation to people 60 and older and adults with visual impairment, began offering rides in September 2008. The rider was 87-year-old Bettie Tuttle, a retired teacher, who lives at Hanover Towers. She was escorted by Mayor Jim Gray and taken to the dry cleaners and the bank.

Help Dress for Success's new local affiliate succeed

A Dress for Success Lexington startup meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Public Library's Central Library, Room A. The newly formed affiliate is seeking volunteers and donors with time, equipment, money, space, skills or other resources.

The organization provides women with professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help them become self-sufficient.

Find more information at Dressforsuccess.org/lexington or email lexington@dressforsuccess.org.

Ceremony to be held at Eastern State Hospitalfor unearthed remains

Eastern State Hospital will conduct a reinterment ceremony at 11 a.m. May 14 for the remains of 178 people that were unearthed during a construction project on the property in 2011. On Sunday, the property will host a landscape/cleanup day. For more information, visit: Kykinfolk.com/esh/.

Applicants sought for Leadership Lexington

Commerce Lexington is accepting applications for its next Leadership Lexington program, a program that allows participants to increase their understanding of community dynamics and public issues. Classes meet monthly in various locations around Lexington.

Completed applications are due by May 15. Residents and individuals who work in the Lexington area are eligible to apply. Applications and more information about the program can be found at Leadershiplexington.com or by contacting Amy Carrington, program director, at (859) 226-1610.

Leave nonperishable food for Stamp Out Hunger Day

Help to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday by placing a bag of nonperishable food items next to your mailbox before your mail delivery. Letter carriers will collect the food and deliver it to a local food bank. All food collected in a community stays in that community. For more information, visit Stampouthunger.info.

KET's Dave Shuffett to speak at conference on challenges of aging

Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging conference will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2351 Alumni Drive.

Dave Shuffett, KET's Kentucky Life series host, will be the keynote speaker for the senior conference.

Workshops geared to those 55 and older include ways to navigate the benefits maze, housing and care options, normal forgetfulness vs. dementia and fun ways to stay fit.

Cost is $12 and includes lunch and exhibits. The deadline to register is Thursday Visit Challengesofaging.com or call the Fayette County Extension Office at (859) 257-5582 for more information.

'The Corporation' to be shown at Central Library

The Central Kentucky Move to Amend affiliate will show the film, The Corporation, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Farrish Theater at the Lexington Public Library's Main Branch, 140 Main Street.

The film highlights the results of the Supreme Court case, Santa Clara vs. the Pacific Railroad, which deemed that a corporation is a human being.

The film puts corporations on the psychiatrist's couch and asks, if a corporation is human, what kind of human being is it?

The movie is free. For more information, visit Movetoamend.org.

Mary Todd Lincoln House to host Art After Hours program

The Mary Todd Lincoln House will host the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center's Art After Hours program from 6-8 p.m. May 15. Sample treats from the Greentree Tea Room and team up to race through a series of challenges in the house and garden.

The event is free. Reservations are recommended. The Mary Todd Lincoln House is located at 578 West Main Street. Call Gwen at (859) 233-9999 for reservations or visit Mtlhouse.org for more information.

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