The Greater Lexington CROP Hunger Walk will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with registration at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, at the corner of East Main Street and Ransom Avenue.
Seventy-five percent of the funds raised by the 3-mile educational walk through the city's historic east end will help support the grassroots, global hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service. The Rev. John McCullough, CEO and president of CWS, and John Dolon, the Kentucky-Indiana field director, will join this year's walk.
Twenty-five percent of the money raised will be donated to the local God's Pantry Food Bank. God's Pantry was able to provide 25,000 meals with the grant it received from the 2013 CROP Hunger Walk.
For more information about the walk, go to Lexcropwalk.blogspot.com.
Lexington Cemetery walking tours in October
The Mary Todd Lincoln House offers walking tours of Lexington Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sundays in October. The 1.5-hour tour features monuments and graves of the era, including the Todd family plot. Guests should meet at the cemetery's Henry Clay Monument. The cost of the guided tour is $10 for the public and $5 for MTLH members. Lexington Cemetery is located at 833 West Main Street. Reservations are recommended. Contact Gwen at (859) 233-9999 or visit Mtlhouse.org for more information.
Weigh in on neighborhood small area plan projects
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will conduct a series of neighborhood small area plan project meetings to discuss and receive input about the Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan. The area being studied is bounded by Tates Creek Road, Man o' War Boulevard, Alumni Road and New Circle Road and includes such features as Gainesway Park, Tates Creek schools, Millcreek Elementary, Tates Creek Golf Course, Park Hills Shopping Center, Centre Parkway, and many neighborhoods and churches. This small area plan was recommended and listed on Lexington-Fayette's 2013 Comprehensive Plan. As part of the community outreach and public participation portion of this small area plan, there will be a series of neighborhood outreach sessions open to the public:
■ The first event is the Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan Neighborhood Cookout from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Gainesway Park, 3460 Milano Road. There will be free food for 100 attendees, booths, music and the opportunity to give input about the neighborhoods.
■ The next three public meetings will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gainesway Community Center, 3460 Milano Road on Oct. 14 and 28 and Nov. 11.
Christmas tree search
WANTED: Three perfectly shaped evergreen trees, 40- to 50-feet high, 20- to 25-feet wide, to bring Christmas cheer to a city of 300,000 people and countless visitors. Trees can be Norway spruce, Blue spruce or Douglas fir, but no White pine, please. The city will remove the trees on Nov. 17, 18 or 19 at no cost to the owners.
The trees will be placed in Triangle Park at Main Street and Broadway; Isaac Murphy Park at Third Street and Midland Avenue; and in front of the KU Building on Quality Street. They will be decorated by the city and lit beginning Nov. 29.
To donate a tree, call LexCall at (859) 425-2255 before Oct. 30.
Diversity organization fundraiser kicks off
The African American Forum's third annual $100, 100 Donors, 100 Days Fall Fund Drive is underway and will continue until Dec. 31.
For 22 years, the African American Forum has addressed the challenges of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community and across the commonwealth by hosting events that embrace diversity and enhance community development. The Forum also invests the net proceeds from its marquee programs — African American Ball and Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest — into the Arts Partnership Program.
All donations and gifts are tax deductible and all donors will be eligible to win prizes. For more info, call (859) 255-2653 or visit Aafinc.com.