A community-wide discussion on race-based stops and coerced confessions will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Imani Baptist Church and Family Life Center, 1555 Georgetown Road. The event will begin with the viewing of The Central Park Five, a new film about the unlawful conviction of five teenage boys in New York City. After the movie, several local agencies will hold a conversation about local race-based injustices. For more information, call Mantell Stevens at (859) 699-4729 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thai Orchid Cafe will celebrate its seventh anniversary with a traditional Thai street food festival from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday .
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Food Chain, a not-for-profit organization that aims to demonstrate indoor food production and preparation in the heart of Lexington's urban core and provides hands-on training opportunities for area youth and adults.
Ticket prices include all you care to eat and drink, including Thai street food, beer, wine and ice cream. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Tickets can be purchased online at Thaiorchidcafe.net or in person at Thai Orchid Cafe, 1030 South Broadway. Prices in advance are: $40, adults; $70, couples; $20 children 6-11; free for kids 5 and under. At the door: $50, adults; $25, children 6-11; free for kids 5 and under.
Luncheon benefits March of Dimes
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The Fabulous at Any Age luncheon and style show benefiting the March of Dimes will be noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hilton Lexington Suites at Lexington Green.
The event will feature the latest fashions from Macy's and a presentation about hat making from local celebrity milliner Fielden Wilmott. Attendees will receive gift bags and have a chance to win door prizes, including a one-of-a-kind hat designed by Wilmott.
Tickets are $15 each and $10 for each additional person in a group and are available at BaptistHealthLexington.com or by calling (859) 260-2220.
Answers for Alzheimer's
Living with Alzheimer's: For the Person With Dementia, a two-part series, will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21 at the Alzheimer's Association office, 465 East High Street, Suite 200.
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions: What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need?
To register, contact Renee Chase, community outreach coordinator, at (859) 266-5283.