God's Pantry Food Bank is offering a "Dream Dinner" drawing in conjunction with the Incredible Food Show, which is Saturday and Sunday at Rupp Arena. Supporters can purchase $5 tickets for a chance to win dinner for eight, prepared by the Governor's Mansion chefs at The Castle Post in Versailles.
Tickets are on sale at Godspantry.org, at the food bank's office at 1685 Jaggie Fox Way and at the Kentucky Proud Market in the Lexington Civic Center, and they will be available at the Incredible Food Show until the drawing at 11 a.m. Sunday. Tickets also can be purchased by calling (859) 255-6592.
Breast cancer walk will be Sunday
The second annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Cancer Society Office, 1504 College Way.
The walk will then take place on the University of Kentucky's campus.
This event honors breast cancer survivors, educates women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raises money to fund life-saving research and to support programs fighting this disease.
For more information or to form a team, call (859) 260-8281 or visit Makingstrideslexington.org.
Alzheimer's day center seeks help
The Alzheimer's Association is in need of weekday volunteers to help at the Best Friends Day Center.
The day center, at Second Presbyterian Church on Main Street and Ransom Avenue, is a safe place for people diagnosed with memory loss and dementia to spend time, offering family members a break from care giving.
Volunteers are needed for two- to four-hour shifts once a week. If you are interested, call Bobby Potts at (859) 266-5283, Ext. 1307.Fayette County families who wish to receive a Thanksgiving basket through the Sharing Thanksgiving program of God's Pantry Food Bank, and who did not register through a social service agency by the Oct. 8 deadline, may attend an open registration 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church Pantry, 219 East Short Street.
Each basket includes a 12- to 14-pound turkey, dressing mix and other items a family in need can use to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
For other questions about the Sharing Thanksgiving program, contact Linda Lancaster at God's Pantry Food Bank, (859) 288-5319.
Author to be featured at Hope Center benefit
Best-selling author of The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, brings her inspirational story to Lexington to benefit the men and women of the Hope Center. The second annual Ball Homes Night of Hope will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lexington Opera House.
Walls draws on her personal story of growing up in a family struggling with homelessness, alcoholism and mental illness, ultimately to bring a message of hope, perseverance and strength. Her memoir has been a New York Times best seller for more than three years and has sold more than 2 million copies.
Tickets are $15, $25 and $50 and can be purchased by calling (859) 252-7881, online at Hopectr.org, or at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington Green.
Jack Pattie, WVLK radio host, will serve as master of ceremonies. Everett McCorvey, director of opera for the University of Kentucky School of Music, will provide special music.
Following the event, Walls will sign copies of her memoir and Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel, which also is a New York Times best seller.
Volunteers needed for God's Pantry Food Bank
God's Pantry Food Bank is in need of several long-term volunteers to serve at various sites in Lexington.
Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies at Broadway Christian Church Pantry, Pilgrim Baptist Church Pantry, Central Christian Church Pantry and the central intake office at 1685 Jaggie Fox Way.
For more information, or to volunteer, contact Linda Lancaster at (859) 288-5319.