Fayette County: Thai street food festival and 'Central Park Five' community event Saturday

August 6, 2013 

The Bluegrass of Kentucky Chapter of Love on a Leash celebrated its first anniversary recently at Morning Pointe of Lexington with a dog parade. Five trained therapy dogs wore costumes and performed tricks for the facility's residents. Pictured, from left, Kim Burford with Buddy, Warren Watts with Chip, Corie Patterson with Edith, Ken Boden with Lucy, Bonnie Cesna with Booka.

A community-wide discussion on race-based stops and coerced confessions will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Imani Baptist Church and Family Life Center, 1555 Georgetown Road. The event will begin with the viewing of The Central Park Five, a new film about the unlawful conviction of five teenage boys in New York City. After the movie, several local agencies will hold a conversation about local race-based injustices. For more information, call Mantell Stevens at (859) 699-4729 or email at ygibson@childrenslawky.org.Thai Orchid Cafe will celebrate its seventh anniversary with a traditional Thai street food festival from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday .

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Food Chain, a not-for-profit organization that aims to demonstrate indoor food production and preparation in the heart of Lexington's urban core and provides hands-on training opportunities for area youth and adults.

Ticket prices include all you care to eat and drink, including Thai street food, beer, wine and ice cream. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Tickets can be purchased online at Thaiorchidcafe.net or in person at Thai Orchid Cafe, 1030 South Broadway. Prices in advance are: $40, adults; $70, couples; $20 children 6-11; free for kids 5 and under. At the door: $50, adults; $25, children 6-11; free for kids 5 and under.

Luncheon benefits March of Dimes

The Fabulous at Any Age luncheon and style show benefiting the March of Dimes will be noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hilton Lexington Suites at Lexington Green.

The event will feature the latest fashions from Macy's and a presentation about hat making from local celebrity milliner Fielden Wilmott. Attendees will receive gift bags and have a chance to win door prizes, including a one-of-a-kind hat designed by Wilmott.

Tickets are $15 each and $10 for each additional person in a group and are available at BaptistHealthLexington.com or by calling (859) 260-2220.

Answers for Alzheimer's

Living with Alzheimer's: For the Person With Dementia, a two-part series, will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21 at the Alzheimer's Association office, 465 East High Street, Suite 200.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions: What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need?

To register, contact Renee Chase, community outreach coordinator, at (859) 266-5283.

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