DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with the stars from ABC Family's hit show Pretty Little Liars for the Staples for Students Do Something national school supply drive for kids in need (www.staplesforstudents.org).
Through Sept. 17, all school supplies and donations will be given to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of the Bluegrass.
The local Staples stores for supply drop-off are 524 West New Circle Road, 2081 Harrodsburg Road and 2321 Sir Barton Way, Suite 140.
New Alzheimer's support group forming
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A six-week support group for those with early-stage Alzheimer's and their care partners will start in September. The program will provide information, support, encouragement and an opportunity to discuss issues and changes related to memory loss. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences and feelings. Registration is required. Call 1-800-272-3900 for information or to sign up.
Also, a World Alzheimer's Day research update program will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Tates Creek Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Researchers from the University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center on Aging will share the most recent advances in our understanding of the underlying biology of Alzheimer's disease, the development of disease modifying therapies and the hope for a cure. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required; call 1-800-272-3900.
Dinner raffle at food show to benefit God's Pantry
God's Pantry Food Bank is offering supporters the chance for a "March Madness Dream Dinner" in conjunction with the Incredible Food Show on Oct. 8 at Rupp Arena. Supporters can buy raffle tickets for $20 apiece for the chance to win a dinner for eight people on the floor of Rupp Arena, prepared by renowned local chef Jonathan Lundy of Jonathan's at Gratz Park Inn. After dinner, the eight will have the chance for a private tour of the University of Kentucky men's basketball locker room and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to a shoot-around on the famed court of Rupp Arena.
Raffle tickets are on sale at Godspantry.org and at the food bank's office at 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, and will be available for purchase at the Incredible Food Show until the 4 p.m. drawing Oct. 8. Tickets also can be bought by calling (859) 255-6592.
The consumer food show features more than 100 exhibitors in The Marketplace and cooking demonstrations, seminars by regional and local chefs, and cookbook signings by the authors. The 2011 event will feature the dynamic brother chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, the acclaimed Season 6 champion and runner-up, respectively, of Bravo TV's Emmy Award-wining show Top Chef.
Show tickets will be available through the Rupp Arena box office. Information on the Incredible Food Show is available at Incrediblefoodshow.com or by calling (859) 233-4567.
Female police officers' international meeting Aug. 21-25
Female police officers from South Africa, Germany, England and dozens of other countries will be coming to Lexington for the 2011 International Association of Women Police Conference. The Lexington police department is hosting the event, Aug. 21-25.
An opening ceremony and a parade of nations will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 on Main Street.
For information, contact Sherelle Roberts at (859) 425-2006.