The University of Kentucky is looking for children ages 9-14 to participate in a research study called "Going for my Goals," which tests the effectiveness of an intervention aimed to help children manage their mood and reach academic and personal goals. The free study will run for 10 weeks and will last 11/2 hours a week. The study will be held after school at the Jesse G. Harris Psychological Services Center. If you are interested in having your child participate in the study, call (859) 257-0101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers needed to prepare tax returns
The VITA Program offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income people — generally, those earning $49,000 annually or less — who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers are needed to help low-income residents prepare basic tax returns. Community Action Council will provide training for the volunteers. Call Stephanie Davis, (859) 233-4600. VITA sites are at Community Action Council's neighborhood centers.
Eagle Scout awarded
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Tim Michl, 16, a junior at Lafayette High School, earned his Eagle Scout rank in November. For his Eagle project, he completed a butterfly garden for the science classes at Picadome Elementary School. Michl plays saxophone in the Lafayette Marching Band and is a Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He is the son of Peter and Tammi Michl. His troop, number 73, is sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church.
Reservations needed for retired teachers luncheon
Reservations are being taken for the Bluegrass Retired Teachers Association's upcoming buffet luncheon and meeting at Migdalia's Restaurant, 500 Main Street in Paris. Kenney Roseberry will lead the devotional, and Kentucky author Steve Flairty will discuss his book, Kentucky's Everyday Heroes: Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things. A brief board meeting will follow the luncheon. For reservations, send a $16 check to Betty Adkins, 116 Vanderbilt Drive, Lexington, Ky. 50517, or call (859) 245-1817 by Oct. 10. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 14.
Lafayette's class of 1989 to hold reunion
The Lafayette Class of 1989's 20th reunion will be Oct. 24 at the Crowne Plaza/Campbell House on Harrodsburg Road. For details, go to the reunion Web site: www.lafayetteclassof89.myevent.com. If you have questions, e-pail Christy at email@example.com or Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer walk at Horse Park
The American Cancer Society's inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-mile walk will be Oct. 25 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The goal of the walk is to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. The non-competitive event honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors, educates women about reducing their cancer risk, and raises money to pay for research and support programs in the fight against breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events are being held in more than 165 communities nationwide. Money raised at the event supports the American Cancer Society's mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Registration for the walk in Lexington begins at 1 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. Go to makingstrides.acsevents.org/lexington or call Elizabeth Kelly at (859) 260-8287.