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Fayette County: Dads and grads car show Saturday; free summer lunch schedule

June 12, 2013 

Paul Miller Autogroup and the Bluegrass Mustang Club will host the Annual Dads & Grads Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Miller Auto Outlet, 974 Beasley Street. Spectator admission is free.

The event is open to all makes and models of any car or truck. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the registration fee is $20 per vehicle. Judging starts at noon and awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit The Kentucky Children's Hospital, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and the Mission Lexington Medical and Dental Clinic.

Human rights achievements celebrated

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission will hold its "50 Years of Progress! 50 Years of Excellence" anniversary dinner and awards event at 6 p.m. June 20 at The Grand Reserve.

The keynote speaker will be Kim Keenan, general counsel of the NAACP. Frank X Walker, Kentucky's poet laureate, will also be a featured performer.

There will be three Outstanding Achievement in Human Rights

Awards presented during the event. There will be performances by the Lexington Chinese School, Sisters of the Sacred Drum, and Panamanian Traditional Dancers.

Tickets are $40. For more information, call (859) 252-4931.

Auction for dinner with UK Coach Stoops

A stay at WinStar Farm featuring dinner with University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the 10th annual Night of the Stars, a fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, on June 15 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

CKRH is a 32-year-old program based at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington that offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies for people of all ages.

"Black & White Gala" is the theme of this year's Night of the Stars, which includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions. The event begins at 6 p.m. and individual tickets are $125.

People who cannot attend the event but want to bid on items in the live auction may do so by submitting their bid and credit card information via email or phone to Vickie Parker at CKRH at vickie@ckrh.org or (859) 231-7066. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Thursday.

Midsummer Night's Run sign-ups open

Online registration is underway for the 2013 A Midsummer Night's Run scheduled for Aug. 10 in downtown Lexington. Online registration will continue until midnight Aug. 9 at BaptistHealthLexington.com.

Events begin with the One-Mile Fun Walk/Run at 6 p.m., followed at 6:35 p.m. by the The Fastest Kid in Town, a series of sprints for children ages 1 through 12. The main event, the 5K Race, will get underway at 8:30 p.m.

For questions about the race, call (859) 260-6945 or e-mail race@bhsi.com.

Free school lunches in Fayette Co.

The Child Nutrition division of Fayette County Public Schools will serve free lunches most weekdays, June 3 through Aug. 2 (excluding July 4).

Lunch will be served from 11-11:30 a.m. at Cardinal Valley Elementary, 218 Mandalay Road; Dixie Magnet Elementary, 1940 Eastland Parkway; Mary Todd Elementary, 551 Parkside Drive; Northern Elementary, 340 Rookwood Parkway; Tates Creek Middle School, 1105 Centre Parkway; from noon-12:30 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Academy, 707 Howard Street; Bryan Station Middle School, 1865 Wickland Drive; Lexington Traditional Magnet School, 350 North Limestone; Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Road; Winburn Middle School, 1060 Winburn Drive; and from 1-1:30 p.m. at William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 East Sixth Street.

Alternate schedules may be viewed at Fcps.net/news/press-releases/2012-2013/summer-lunches.

Summer mosquito control

To help control the mosquito population, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities from 3-6 a.m. throughout the summer in the following zip codes: Thursday: 40502, 40517; June 18: 40508, 40503, 40514; June 19: 40504, 40510, 40511; June 20: 40503; June 25: 40511, 40505; June 26: 40502, 40509; and June 27: 40505. For a complete schedule, visit Lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.

Dementia patient caregiver classes

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Training, for those who have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, will be 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. June 21 at the Fayette County Extension Office. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is required by emailing infoky-in@alz.org or calling 1-800-272-3900.

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