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Jessamine County: Turkey Strut 5K and aspiring writers conference take place Saturday

November 19, 2013 

Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation will present the Turkey Strut 5K Run at 9 a.m. Saturday at the City/County Park in Nicholasville. Registration for the annual Thanksgiving event is available online at Njcpr.org. The $20 fee includes a commemorative T-shirt. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. race day. Prizes will be awarded to the overall top three male and top three female racers, as well as the top three female and top three male racers for each of the 14 age groups. For more information, contact John Howard at njcprparks@windstream.net or (859) 885-9787, Ext. 23. Choir to perform Friday

The Grace Notes Senior Choir from Graefenburg Baptist Church will present Tis the Season, a holiday music program, at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road. Since its founding 11 years ago, the traveling choir of senior adults based in Waddy has performed hundreds of times.

How to get published

Aspiring writers are invited to attend Publishing: The Inside Scoop at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jessamine County Public Library, 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville. A panel of poets, writers and editors will share their experiences and provide tips for submitting work for publication. Panelists include: Sarah Combs, author of the forthcoming young adult novel Breakfast Served Anytime; Abigail Keam, author of the Josiah Reynolds mysteries; David King, author of Death in the City of Light; Evelyn Christensen, author of Kentucky Puzzles and editor of Writing for Children's Magazines; Iris Law, author of the poetry chapbook Periodicity, editor of Lantern Review, and assistant editor at the University Press of Kentucky; Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, author of the poetry book The Porcupine of Mind and founder of Accents Publishing. To register, call (859) 885-3523 or go to Jesspublib.org.

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