■ The Lexington Cancer Foundation will hold its Wine, Women & Shoes benefit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Keeneland. The event will feature a fashion show by Badgley Mischka, with a catwalk show like the one seen during New York Fashion Week earlier this month. After the show, Mark Badgley and James Mischka will speak with patrons and meet fans.
Tickets to the event are $100 each, $150 a couple. Enjoy VIP seating at the fashion show for $150 each or $200 a couple. Tickets are available at Lexingtonfoundation.org/wine-women-and-shoes.
■ The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 12th annual Light the Night Walk is Saturday at the Downtown Courthouse Plaza. Lexington native and actor Josh Hopkins is the honorary chair. There will be live entertainment, food and kids' activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. walkers will stroll through Gratz Park and Short Street, many of them children who either are battling leukemia or are survivors. Registration is required. Go to Lightthenight.org/Ky or call Jacky Space at the local chapter office, (859) 226-0764. There is no cost to register or walk.
■ Women Republicans of Central Kentucky, The Republican Women's Forum, and the Fayette County Republican Women's Club will hold a candidate forum 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street, Suite 150, near Rupp Arena. Cost is $10 a person. Pay at the door or mail payment to 4101 Tates Creek Center Drive, Suite 150, PMB No. 232, Lexington, Ky. 40517.
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■ Commonwealth Credit Union's Community Shred Day will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Commonwealth Credit Union, 1425 Louisville Road, Frankfort, and 2 to 6 p.m. at the branch at 280 Meijer Way in Lexington.
Commonwealth Credit Union, Cintas and Shred-It are sponsoring a community-wide opportunity for residents to shred their personal confidential documents for free. The limit is six boxes per vehicle.
■ Kentucky Blood Center awarded its biggest prize ever — a 2011 Toyota Tacoma — to platelet donor Ronald Lynn, 78, of Lexington.
The Tacoma was KBC's grand prize in the "Pick Up the Blood Supply" summer promotion, which ran from May 22 to September 16. Lynn completed his 100th donation the day he took possession of the truck.
During the promotion, more than 25,000 people registered to give blood. Because blood can be broken down into components, KBC was able to provide for more than 28,000 transfusions. In August alone, the blood center set a record by providing nearly 7,200 red blood cells for Kentucky patients.
Because of the length of the Tacoma promotion, donors could be entered in the giveaway more than once. Each time a person registered to donate, he or she was automatically entered to win the truck. Lynn, who is a platelet donor, gave eight times during the contest.
■ Lexington's Waste Management Division, in partnership with Bluegrass PRIDE, is rolling out a new recycling initiative that allows businesses with cardboard collection containers to combine additional recyclable materials, including paper, glass, plastic bottles and jugs, and aluminum and steel cans, into that container.
Each location that requests a commingled recycling container must be approved by the city, and there is a one-time $25 fee for the placement of a new container.
To begin the process of switching to a commingled recycling container, call Bluegrass PRIDE at (859) 266-1572 or email PRIDEinfo@bgPRIDE.org.
For more information on ways your business or home can help protect and improve Lexington's environment, go to Livegreenlexington.com.