The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the YMCA of Central Kentucky are offering a pre-diabetes program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the North YMCA, 381 West Loudon Avenue. The class will provide information about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes. To reserve a spot, call (859) 288-2395.
Schrader competes on teen 'Jeopardy!'
Rob Schrader, 17, a junior at Henry Clay High School, has been selected to compete in this year's Jeopardy Teen Tournament. On Feb. 21, he traveled to Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., for the taping. The teen tournament will air April 30 through May 11. Schrader and 14 others were chosen from more than 20,000 teen contestants vying for a spot in the tournament.
Versailles Road cleaned
The Friends of Versailles Road recently cleaned a one-mile stretch of Versailles Road from Mason Headley Road to Parkers Mill Road. In three hours, the group collected 15 bags of trash from sidewalks, curbs and business lots.
Bluegrass Pride and Lexington's Division of Environmental Quality provided the group with trash bags and gloves. Police volunteer Ward Randsdell, driving the new Traffic Safety Patrol vehicle, accompanied the group and provided assistance with traffic control.
The Friends of Versailles Road, a grass-roots organization, whose membership consists of neighborhood and business leaders, has made the safety and beautification of the Versailles Road corridor a priority. The group will participate in the Great American Clean-Up this spring.
For information on future events or to sponsor a clean-up event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vying for scholarships
The seventh annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts.
Sixteen students will compete for more than $500,000 in scholarship prizes.
The competition includes performances from last year's Alltech graduate winner, Julie LaDouceur, and undergraduate winner Andrew Miller.
The event is free.
Literacy open house
Kumon Math and Reading Center of South Lexington, 145 Burt Road, is joining with Reading Is Fundamental to bring books to underprivileged children by hosting a free literacy open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with read-aloud sessions featuring selections from the Kumon Recommended Reading List. Guests are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter.
Refreshments, games and prizes will be provided, including raffles for books and movie passes to see Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF.
For more information, call Kumon at (859) 276-4884.