On Saturday, nearly two dozen neighborhoods will host "Ready, Set, Go! Neighborhood Back-to-School Rallies," which provide 8,000 low-income students with backpacks and supplies.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. You must register to receive school supplies, and your child must be with you for you to get supplies. No late registration will be accepted.
Activities will include entertainment, food, speakers and door prizes.
For information, dial 211 for the United Way or 311 for LexCall, or go to www.fcps.net/advisories.
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Here's a list of rally locations:
Cardinal Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Drive
Carver Neighborhood Center, 522 Patterson Street
Castlewood Park, 201 Castlewood Drive
Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown Street
Duncan Park, 530 North Limestone
Eastland Church of God, 2598 Liberty Road
First Baptist Bracktown Church, 3016 Bracktown Road
Gainesway, 1165 Centre Parkway
Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive
Green Acres Park, 1560 LaSalle Road
Imani Missionary Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Street
Marlboro Park, 561 Benton Road
Pralltown Park/Lou Johnson Park, 190 Lou Johnson Way
Rock/LaRoca United Methodist Church, 1015 North Limestone
Russell Cave Church of Christ, 1841 McCullough Drive
Spiegel Heights Park, 424 Spiegel Street
St. Peter Claver Church, 410 Jefferson Street
Temple of Prayer, 549 Parkside Drive
Victory Apostolic Church, 1474 Anniston Drive, Suite 6-B
William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 East Sixth Street
Woodhill Park, 457 Larkwood Drive
End-of-summer pool parties
The Lexington parks department will say so long to summer with the "Back to School Blast," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southland Aquatic Center. The pool party will include games, door prizes, a giveaway, exhibits and more. All activities are free with paid pool admission. Free admission will be granted to those who bring school supplies to be distributed to needy students in Fayette County.
Some Lexington city pools have already closed but some are staying open through Labor Day, Sept. 6.
Berry Hill, Constitution, Douglass, Picadome and Shillito pools closed for the season on Aug. 1.
Castlewood and Southland aquatic centers will stay open until Tuesday.
Tates Creek and Woodland aquatic centers will remain open through Labor Day.
Through Monday, aquatic centers will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
On Sundays, Castlewood, Tates Creek and Woodland will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Southland Aquatic Center will open at 1 p.m. on Sundays.
All aquatic centers will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
From Aug. 11 through Sept. 6, Woodland and Tates Creek will be open 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. These aquatic centers will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Hospital to host picnic
Kentucky Children's Hospital will host a picnic for pediatric cancer survivors and their families, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the University of Kentucky's E.S. Good Barn field, 1451 University Drive. The picnic is for all young patients who are receiving treatment or those who have received treatment.
The annual picnic will feature an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, food and prizes.
For information, contact Andrea Nichols at (859) 338-0256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DQ helping 'Miracle' hospitals
Participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations will host Miracle Treat Day on Thursday.
On that day, for every Blizzard treat sold, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, including Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington.
For participating Dairy Queen locations, go to www.miracletreatday.com.