A home composting workshop will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Participants will learn the basics of how to compost most food scraps, yard waste and organics, and will receive a free Grubby, a two-gallon container used to collect kitchen organics.
To register for the workshop, call (859) 257-5582. For more information, visit Lexingtonky.gov/compost.
Meals on Wheels accepting applications
Are you unable to cook your own meals or shop for groceries? The Meals on Wheels program housed at Second Presbyterian Church is accepting new applications. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, even on holidays. The hot meal also comes with a cold sack that can be eaten at dinner or breakfast. The cost of home delivery of 15 meals is about $27 a week.
The Meals on Wheels program has two cooks. New this year is Wilbur Williams, who cooked for the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at the University of Kentucky for eight years before retiring and joining Meals on Wheels. Frances McDowell has been with the program for seven years. Both are certified food service managers and Kentucky natives.
For more information, call 276-5391. If you do not need these services but are interested in volunteering to pack or deliver meals on a regular or substitute basis, call the Second Presbyterian Church Meals on Wheels office at 252-5355 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Wolfe County marching band to appear in St. Patrick's parade The Bluegrass Irish Society has named the Wolfe County High School Marching Band as the Honor Band for the 34th annual Alltech St. Patrick's Parade, which will be held Saturday in downtown Lexington.
The band has marched in the parade three out of the last four years, said band director Hugh Hale.
Last year, the tornados that hit the area severely damaged Wolfe County High School and put that tradition on hold.
"We're getting back to normal," Hale said, "and we are pleased to be marching again in Lexington this month."
The St. Patrick's festival will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, visit Lexingtonstpatsparade.org.
Luncheon to honor 15 women
Fifteen women will be recognized for their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in the Bluegrass Area Development District during the Bluegrass Alliance for Women's Legacy Award Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Road.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be the speaker and Renee Shaw of KET will be the mistress of ceremonies.
Impact Award nominees are: Gayle Smith, Anderson County; Delores Yocum, Boyle County; Judy Zeigler, Franklin County; Janna Smith and Judy Ullery, Clark County; Emma Marie Day, Estill County; Rebecca Barnes, Terri Behrens, Lisa Moore Fath, Janet Holloway, Yvette Newby, Sue Scheff and Tanya Torp, Fayette County; and Jaleh Rezaie and Mae Suramek, Madison County. One of these women will be selected to receive the Legacy Award.
Three $500 scholarships will be awarded at the luncheon: the Lifelong Learning Scholarship, funded by the AARP, is for a woman 50 years of age and older; the Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is for a non-traditional student; the final scholarship is for a traditional student going from high school to college.
Reservation information can be found at Bluegrassallianceforwomen.com.
Baby-sitting class to be held
Those between the ages of 11 and 13 who are interested in baby-sitting can register for a spring break Safe Sitter class scheduled for April 4 at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center, located in The Mall at Lexington Green.
The one-day Safe Sitter class is a medically accurate instructional program that includes behavior management, accident prevention and other aspects of child care. The cost is $75, which includes materials and certification.
Online registration is preferred at BaptistHealthLexington.com. Click on Community Education Classes. Call (859) 260-6058 for more information.