Internet safety continues to be a major — and at times complicated — issue for parents. A cybersafety event at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 East Sixth Street, will provide parents and their children what they need to know about Internet safety and cybercrime.
This free informational event is presented by CyberSafeKY, a partnership among the state attorney general's office, Department of Education and non-profit ConnectKentucky.
To learn more about the CyberSafeKY program, see the ConnectKentucky Web site: Connectkentucky.org/what_we_do/computers_4_kids/CyberSafeKY.php.
Charity auction to include 2 UK basketball tickets
Two lower-arena tickets to all 2012-13 University of Kentucky men's basketball home games and a halter worn by Zenyatta along with the opportunity to visit the Thoroughbred will be offered to the highest bidder at the ninth annual Night of the Stars.
The annual fund-raiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
CKRH is a 31-year-old program based at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies for people of all ages.
"A Call to Adventure" is the theme of this year's Night of the Stars, which includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100.
Those who can't attend the event but want to bid on items in the live auction may submit their bids and their credit card information via email or phone to Vickie Parker at CKRH at email@example.com or (859) 231-7066. The deadline to submit phone and email bids is 4 p.m. Thursday.
Health department offers quit-smoking class
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering a class for people who want to quit smoking.
The class will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning June 20, at the Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road.
The health department uses the Cooper-Clayton method to stop smoking, which provides 12 weeks of education and support sessions that have been proven effective for smokers no matter how long they've used tobacco products.
The class requires a $50 registration fee that will be reimbursed upon completion of the program if the person has completed all 12 classes and remained smoke-free.
Participants will receive nicotine replacement therapy products, such as nicotine gum, patches and lozenges, at no cost as long as they are smoke-free after the third week of the program. For information, call (859) 288-2327.
Schedule set for summer meal program for kids
School may take a summer holiday, but hunger doesn't. God's Pantry Food Bank is working to make sure that no children in Fayette County go hungry while school is closed this summer by participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program, the largest federal resource available for local programs that combine mealtime with recreational and educational activities.
"Many school-aged children who receive free and reduced price meals during the school year do not get enough to eat when school is out," said Marian Guinn, chief executive of God's Pantry Food Bank. "Through participation in the Summer Food Service Program, God's Pantry Food Bank can expand the free meals offered at our Kids Cafe sites in order to make sure children have access to nutritious meals through the summer months."
Meals will be provided to all children (18 and younger) without charge at these sites and times:
■ Lexington Public Library, Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road, noon-1 p.m. lunch, 4:30-5 p.m. snack, Mon.-Fri. through July 27.
■ West End Community Empowerment Project, 498 Georgetown Street, 8-9 a.m. breakfast, noon-1 p.m. lunch, Mon.-Fri. through Aug. 14.
■ Embrace Church, 1015 North Limestone, 1-1:30 p.m. lunch, Mon.-Thurs. through July 26.
■ East Seventh Street Community Center, 240 East Seventh Street, noon-12:30 p.m. lunch, Mon.-Thurs. through July 26.
■ Shiloh Baptist Church VBS Program, 237 East Fifth Street, 5-6 p.m. dinner, June 18-22.
■ Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m. dinner, Wednesdays through Aug. 8.
God's Pantry Food Bank expects to serve more than 6,200 meals through its SFSP-sponsored programs this summer.
Memorial to volunteer dedicated at Eastland Park
Urban County Government representatives and the Eastland Parkway Neighborhood Association dedicated a memorial bench and plaza recently in Eastland Park to the late Ron Mays, a valued friend and neighborhood leader who died unexpectedly in March 2011. Mays was known in the community for being a tireless volunteer and a team player.
Hospital offers classes for baby sitters
Central Baptist Hospital will offer a Safe Sitter class for 11- to 13-year-old girls three times this summer at Central Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in the Mall at Lexington Green
The one-day class is a medically accurate instructional program aimed at reducing the number of preventable deaths and injuries among children being cared for by baby sitters.
Class will meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and repeat at the same time on July 12 and 24. The cost is $75, which includes lunch, all materials and a baby-sitting bag.
Register online at Centralbap.com and click on the community education classes link, or call (859) 260-6357.
Mosquito-control spraying schedule announced
To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. These ZIP code areas will be sprayed from 3 to 6 a.m. on the listed dates:
Thursday: 40502, 40517
June 19: 40508, 40503, 40514
June 20: 40504, 40510, 40511
June 21: 40503
June 26: 40511, 40505
June 27: 40502, 40509
June 28: 40505
Specific timing for the route varies by weather conditions and other factors. Only parts of the listed ZIP Codes may be treated during the scheduled spray route. To view the routes, visit Lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.
Free skin-cancer screenings on June 20
The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour will feature free, full-body skin cancer screenings to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at Rite Aid, 2700 Richmond Road. Participants may receive skin cancer information, sunscreen samples and giveaways. Screenings are first-come, first-serve. Local volunteer dermatologists Dr. John Buker and Dr. Cara Black will conduct the screenings. For information, visit Skincancer.org/tour.