The Lexington Department of Social Services, working with Home Depot, is offering the Hot Water to Our Community Program.
The goal is to supply two water tanks each month to Fayette County property owners who need new ones and whose household incomes are at or below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. (That's $16,755 for a family of one, $22,795 for two, and $34,575 for four).
Home Depot will supply the tanks, and local, licensed plumbers will inspect and replace them at no cost to homeowners. To apply, call the Lexington Division of Adult and Tenant Services at (859) 258-3810.
Central Ky. Montessori schools team up for fair
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Fourteen Montessori schools from Central Kentucky will host a Montessori Education Fair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street. The fair will feature information about the Montessori Method of education and opportunities for Montessori education in the region. The featured speaker will be Trevor Eissler, author of Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, who will speak at 7 p.m.
Participating schools are: Lexington's Community Montessori School, Harmony Day Montessori, Lexington Montessori, Montessori High School of Kentucky, Montessori Middle School of Kentucky, Providence Montessori and Southern Hills Montessori; Children's Montessori School and Keystone Montessori in Georgetown; Creative Montessori, Nicholasville; Holding Hands Montessori, Berea; St. Agatha Academy, Winchester; Versailles Montessori School; and Victory Heights Montessori, Winchester.
The fair is free. For more information, contact Carol Hiler at (859) 255-7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainability grants worth up to $2,500
Applications are being accepted for a 2012 Neighborhood and Community Sustainability Grant from Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works.
Grants are available for a wide range of projects including rain gardens, green roofs, community gardens, streamside restoration, recycling programs, outdoor beautification projects, rain barrel projects, the cleanup and restoration of illegal dump sites, litter projects, planting street trees and other projects that are determined to improve the environmental health of the community and meet the principles of sustainability.
All neighborhood and homeowner associations that are incorporated and have a complete slate of elected officers, plus churches and public and private schools are eligible to apply for grants.
Eligible applicants may apply for a maximum amount of $2,500. These are 100 percent matching grants. A match can be materials or in-kind services or a combination of both. Documentation must be provided on the value of all in-kind supplies, materials and services. In-kind matches also may include items such as documented use of vehicles or machinery, or meals served to volunteers.
More information is available at Lexingtonky.gov/environmental.
Applications must be postmarked or submitted to the department's office by 4:30 p.m. March 23.
Contact Louise Caldwell-Edmonds at (859) 425-2800 or email@example.com with questions or for a copy of the grant application by mail.
City offers discount golf cards
Lexington Parks & Recreation is offering golf loyalty cards and range cards to its patrons. A $100 loyalty card entitles the holder to a $5 discount on all regular greens fees at any Parks & Recreation golf facility. Range cards are $150 and let customers hit unlimited range balls at Lakeside Golf Course or Kearney Hill Golf Links. Cards are available at any city-owned golf facility and expire Dec. 31.
The Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome, Kearney Hill, Lakeside and Tates Creek Golf Course are open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Meadowbrook will open March 1.
For additional information, go to Lexingtonky.gov/parks or call (859) 288-2968.
Kore Academy sponsors literature fair
Celebrate leap year with a Leap into Literature fair at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kore Academy, at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Road. The event is free.
The fair will feature a presentation by Leigh Ann Florence, the award-winning author of the children's book series about Woody the Kentucky Weiner dog. The books are based on her daschunds, Woody and Chloe, who will make an appearance at the fair. The event also will include projects and presentations by Kore Academy students.
Kore Academy is an independent school for students in grades 1 through 12 who struggle in the regular classroom because of dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, or processing or sensory disorders.
For more information, call (859) 971-7129.
Kohl's seeks nominees for its scholarship program
Nominations are being accepted through March 15 for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, which will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have had positive impacts on their communities.
Nominees must be 6 to 18 years old, and nominators must be at least 21. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win $50 Kohl's gift cards, and more than 200 nominees will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward their postsecondary educations. Ten national winners will be awarded $10,000 each in scholarships for their postsecondary educations, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a non-profit organization on each national winner's behalf.
For more information, go to Kohlskids.com.