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Fayette County: Lexington Legends' rummage sale, leaf collection, GoodGiving, more

November 12, 2013 

The Lexington Legends will have the team's second annual rummage sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane.

The Legends are renting 18-by-18-foot spaces to vendors for $20. Each additional space costs $10. Rental fees are non-refundable, and all payments must be made before the day of the sale. Rental agreement forms are available at Lexingtonlegends.com. Vendor set-up begins at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Visitors can also expect to see a variety of Legends promotional items and other ballpark items available for purchase. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will collect unsold items after the sale concludes.

For more information about the sale, contact Sarah Bosso at (859) 422-7855.

It's Your Night at Explorium includes silent auction, exhibits, activities and refreshments

The Explorium children's museum will host its second annual It's Your Night at the Museum at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The night of grown-up fun features museum exhibits, a silent auction, food and drinks, a henna artist, a tarot card reader and a balloon artist. Tickets are $50, benefiting the museum, and include heavy hors d'eouvres and one drink ticket. Call (859) 258-3253 for reservations.

Leaf collection begins soon; plan your raking accordingly

Lexington's 2013 leaf collection program is scheduled to start Nov. 18 and continue through December. There will be no leaf collection Nov. 28 or 29 because of Thanksgiving.

The leaf collection program is for Fayette County residents who receive city waste collection services. Those residents get a single vacuum pickup.

To find out when leaf collection crews will be in your neighborhood, go to the Lexingtonky.gov/leaves for a complete listing of streets and service times. Residents may also call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

GoodGiving challenge hopes to meet $1 million goal by Dec. 13

The GoodGiving Guide Challenge to raise funds for 108 Central Kentucky charities is underway through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

Now in its third year, the challenge is an online giving campaign designed to make charitable giving easy. Last year's challenge raised $586,000 for Central Kentucky nonprofits. This year's goal is $1 million.

Nonprofits will also compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant prizes and matching dollars from the Blue Grass Community Foundation and dozens of public and private entities including the Knight Foundation, a coalition of local banks, Community Foundation fundholders and local businesses.

Donors to the challenge will be rewarded too.

"Once again, local businesses have been exceptionally generous," said Chuck Creacy of Smiley Pete Publishing, which sponsors the challenge with the Community Foundation. "After you make your donation to the charities of your choice, you'll be able to print out a coupon for the prizes of your choice."

To make a donation, go to Goodgivingguide.net.

Librarian among six in Kentucky selected for space training program

Six Kentucky public librarians, including one from Lexington, have been accepted into the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Explore! space training program, which accepted 40 applicants from across the United States. The program will begin Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Kentuckians selected for the program are Kinzie Gaunce of the Lexington Public Library; Debbie Horn, Paris-Bourbon County Public Library; Marie Rogers, Meade County Public Library; Ashley Crace, Lincoln County Public Library; Lynette Ruby, Louisville Free Public Library; and Jennifer Nippert, Owen County Public Library.

Participants in the Explore! program tour the Kennedy Space Center; observe a launch of MAVEN, the newest mission to Mars, scheduled for Nov. 18; and collaborate with educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute to learn hands-on science activities designed for families and children 8 to 13.

14 graduate from Minority and Women Business Management Program

Fourteen members of the inaugural class of the Lexington Minority and Women Business Management Program graduated Oct. 30. The six-week program — a joint project with Fifth Third Bank, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government — was offered for the first time this fall to participants from businesses that have 51 percent ownership by women or minorities.

Graduates of the program and companies they represent were: Constance L. Bates, Take 5 Concierge; Betty Boyd, Cleaning to Please; Desmond Brown, B&J; Nettie Cohen, Cohen's Investigations; Jessica Cull, Design Link; Carolyn Dunn, Carolyn's Crown & Glory Beauty Salon; Ashley Lane, Lexington Family Eye Care; Angela Lewis, AF Creative Source Design; Shambra Mulder, Professional Life Coach; Peggy Overly, Opeg Fashions & Designs; Linda Sharpe, Sharp Resources; Rosanna Shelton, Legal Shield; Marty Vaughn, College Hunks Hauling Junk; and Andre Wilson, Andre's Lawn & House Washing Service.

For more information about the program, contact Marilyn Clark at mclark@lexingtonky.gov or (859) 258-3323.

Graduates of the program have started The BOSS, or Business Owners Supporting Success, a support group for business owners. The group meets 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in Nicholasville. The cost to join the group is $125 per year for non-graduate members. For more info, contact Constance L. Bates at (513) 545-4479 or constance@take5concierge.com.

Morning Pointe raises $18,000 for Alzheimer's Foundation

Morning Pointe residents, associates, families and friends across Kentucky have raised more than $18,000 for the Alzheimer's Foundation this year. Participants included those from Morning Pointe of Lexington Senior Living, Lexington-East, Richmond, Ridge, Frankfort and the Frankfort Lantern Alzheimer's Center of Excellence. All facilities had various fundraisers throughout the year.

210 compete in Benefit Hunter Pace at Masterson Station Park

Masterson Station Park was the site of the inaugural Masterson Equestrian Trust Benefit Hunter Pace on Nov. 3. Competitors and spectators enjoyed a day of food, tailgating and horse riding.

The Benefit Hunter Pace drew 210 competitors in a timed cross-country event that mimics the conditions a rider might experience while fox hunting. Through entry fees and sponsorships, the benefit raised more than $10,000. The money will be used to improve and maintain the equine facilities at Masterson Station Park.

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