Thursday Night Live, a series of free outdoor concerts, begins this week. The event, hosted by the Downtown Lexington Corp., will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday through October at Cheapside Park, 251 West Main Street. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call (859) 425-2590 or go to Downtownlex.com for more information.
Scheduled bands are: April 28, Domino; May 5, Coralee and the Townies; May 12, Swing Street; May 19, Sam Wooden and the Urbane Gentlemen; May 26, Mother Jane; June 2, The Squirrels.
June 9, Superfecta; June 16, Kenny Owens; June 23, The Johnson Brothers; June 30, Rebel Without a Cause; July 7, Track 3; July 14, The Tim Talbert Project; July 21, Better off Dead; July 28, Conch Republic.
Aug. 4, The Big Maracas; Aug. 11, Catch 22; Aug. 18, Blind Corn Liquor Pickers; Aug. 25, Business Time; Sept. 1, Sixtyfourwest; Sept. 8, The Swells; Sept. 15, Kenny Owens; Sept. 22, The City; Sept. 29, Spotlight Lexington.
Oct. 6, Sacre Bleu; Oct. 13, Prefab Rehab; Oct. 20, Brother Barrett and the Barrows; and Oct. 27, Better off Dead.
Discount pet vaccination clinic to be May 5
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be 6 to 9 p.m. May 5 at the Third Street Fire Station, 219 East Third Street. Vaccinations will be $3. Cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be on a leash.
Rabies is a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite.
"This annual clinic gives Lexington pet owners a great way to get a low-cost rabies vaccination for their pets," said Luke Mathis, Environmental Health team leader and one of the event's organizers. "This is an ideal event for pet owners who don't have a regular veterinarian or who want to save money on a rabies vaccination." Rabies vaccinations typically cost about $20.
State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination, and every health department in the state must hold a public clinic at least once a year. The health department gave 499 rabies shots during the May 2010 clinic.
The LFCHD Rabies Control Program received 854 animal bite reports last year.
Owners may also purchase an animal license at the clinic. It costs $8 if the animal has been spayed or neutered or $40 if the animal has not been fixed or the owner has no proof of alteration.
The Lexington Humane Society and the Lexington-Fayette County Animal Care & Control are also sponsoring the clinic. For more information call the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health at (859) 231-9791.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure dispenses grant funds
The Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded eight grants totaling $363,184 to programs providing breast cancer services in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Last year, Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates, working with local organizations, awarded more than $80 million in needs-based community grants; that's in addition to the 25 percent of their income that affiliates contribute toward research grants each year.
"To meet needs we have discovered right here in our community, this year's grant slate specifically addresses screening, treatment, education and patient navigation assistance," said Jennifer Bricking, mission director of the Lexington affiliate.
Grants were received by Kentucky Pink Connection, King's Daughters Medical Center, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Dayspring Family Health Center, North Central AHEC, Saint Joseph Health Systems, Central Baptist Hospital and the Lexington Fayette County Health Department.
For more information about grants or how to get involved, call (859) 368-7133 or go to Komenlexington.org.