Hartland Hills retirement community, located at 1005 Tanbark Road, will present a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 3, with a complimentary lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by a remembrance video and veteran recognition ceremony at 1:45 p.m.
Iwo Jima, the site of the famous flag-raising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal one-month battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks its 67th anniversary.
Space is limited. Call (859) 273-1212 for reservations.The Bluegrass Alliance for Women is seeking nominations for its 2012 Impact Awards.
These awards, given at the county level, recognize women who have made a strong commitment to improve the lives of women and girls within the 17-county Bluegrass Area Development District.
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Impact Award winners will be recognized at BAW's annual Legacy Award Luncheon on March 20 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington.
The Legacy Award recipient will be selected from county Impact Award winners. All nominees will be recognized at the luncheon.
Counties in BGADD are Anderson, Boyle, Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford.
For more information or for a nomination form, visit Bluegrassallianceforwomen.com/.
Emergency management CERT classes offered
Lexington's Division of Emergency Management will present a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Fire Training Center on Old Frankfort Pike. Classes continue on the next seven Tuesdays. Applicants must either work or live in Fayette County, be 18 years of age or older and pass a background check.
The training classes are three hours long and teach disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization, terrorism incident and accident response. The last class is a disaster exercise.
CERT classes began in 2004. Since then, EM has organized 15 classes, and 178 people have completed the coursework. Depending on class content, classes are taught by members of the Lexington Fire Department or the Division of Emergency Management staff. Upon graduation, CERT members receive a backpack filled with preparedness supplies.
Pre-registration for the CERT class is required and class size is limited.
Please contact CERT coordinator, Shelley Bendall, at (859) 258-3784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms and materials. A more detailed description about the CERT program is available on the government Web site at Lexingtonky.gov/cert.
Drive to help victimsof domestic violence
The annual "Shop and Share Day," a one-day drive to gather items for domestic violence shelters across Kentucky, is Saturday. The initiative supports victims of domestic abuse and their children.
The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kroger stores across the state. In addition, 13 Food City stores in Eastern Kentucky will collect donations for the first time this year.
Volunteers at each store will provide a list of items needed at the shelters, such as canned foods, school supplies, toilet paper and soap. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
All contributions will be given to Kentucky Domestic Violence Association shelters across Kentucky.
For more information on "Shop and Share Day," including volunteer sign-up links, visit Firstlady.ky.gov/Pages/shopshare.aspx.