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Fayette County: Register for Plein Aire Paint Out; Rotary Club donates $60,000 to Surgery on Sunday

July 9, 2013 

They go way back together Marguerite Downes Hardham of Wilmington, Del., president general of the National Society, Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, was the guest of the Blue Grass Chapter on June 20. Luncheon and dinner events were held in her honor. Members of the society honor their ancestors who helped settle this country during the 17th century. Pictured, from left, standing: Hardham; Carson Richards, Lexington, first vice president, Blue Grass chapter; Bettie Greenup, Lexington, president, Blue Grass chapter. Seated: Virginia Buckner, Lexington, chapter registrar.

Artists' Attic and the Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass are looking for artists, volunteers and sponsors for the 3rd Annual Lexington Cityscapes Paint-Out Aug. 3.

Artists are invited to paint scenes from downtown Lexington from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Artists must check in between 8-9 a.m. at Artists' Attic the day of the paint-out to have their blank canvas officially stamped. Artwork must be completed, framed and returned to Artists' Attic by 2:30 p.m. to be considered for judging.

Artists and volunteers can pre-register at Papb.home.insightbb.com/ or in person at Artists' Attic, located on the 4th floor of Victorian Square, 401 West Main Street.

The nonrefundable registration fee prior to July 15 is $25; $35 after.

A reception will be 6-9 p.m. at Artists' Attic following the Paint-Out, with awards for Best in Show, and 2nd and 3rd place overall, as well as a People's Choice Award.

Pieces entered in the "Lexington Cityscapes" Paint-Out will be on exhibit and available for sale at Artists' Attic through Aug. 31.

Program gives kids opportunities to learn, grow

Lexington youth will have the opportunity to explore the arts, go on college visits, perform service projects, attend 4-H camp and pursue academic excellence thanks to more than $65,000 in grants given to 48 community programs by Partners for Youth.

PFY's Grassroots Allocations Program raises and allocates local funds to programs that provide opportunities for young people. Founded by former Lexington mayor Pam Miller in 1995, PFY has donated more than $1 million to almost 300 youth programs.

For a full listing of the 2013 Partners for Youth grassroots programs, visit Partners4youth.org.

Rotary Club donates to Surgery on Sunday

The Rotary Club of Lexington has raised $60,000 for Surgery on Sunday, an organization that provides surgical services to people who are not covered by insurance and/or cannot afford to have procedures performed.

The money, which was presented to Dr. Andrew Moore — an SOS founder — during a Rotary Club meeting June 27, was raised through proceeds from the Dancing with the Lexington Stars event held in May.Five Kentucky attractions have been nominated for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World contest.

The landmark with the most votes will be deemed the winner, featured in a national TV segment and receive publicity from VirtualTourist.

Kentucky sites that have been nominated are: Belle of Louisville, Hidden River Cave in Hart County, Lake Barkley, National Corvette Museum and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.

Vote daily through Sept. 30 at Virtualtourist.com/8thwonder.

Mosquito spraying schedule

To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. Spraying will be 3-6 a.m. in the following ZIP codes through Aug. 1:

Wednesday: 40503

Thursday: 40511, 40505

July 16: 40502, 40509

July 17 40505

July 18: 40502, 40517

July 23: 40508, 40503, 40513 and 40514

July 24: 40504, 40510, 40511

July 25: 40503

July 30: 40511, 40505

July 31: 40502, 40509

Aug. 1: 40505

Portions of the above-listed ZIP codes are treated during the scheduled spray route. To view the scheduled spray routes, visit Lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.

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