LemonAiD Finale Thursday at Fayette Mall
The Salvation Army will host its ninth annual LemonAiD Finale from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fayette Mall parking lot. An area will be set up with stations for families to visit. Children who have run a LemonAiD stand during July will have an opportunity to drop their donations into The Salvation Army's giant kettle. They will also receive a free T-shirt from Walgreens and free food from Sonic. The Salvation Army will use these funds to provide for children staying in its emergency homeless shelter.
Learn all about H 2 0 at Water Fest Aug. 4
Kentucky American Water Fest will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at 2300 Richmond Road with parking across the street at Southland Christian Church. Shuttle buses will transport visitors across the street to Kentucky American Water's property.
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Visitors can enjoy a free family-friendly evening that provides an up-close look at water — from river to tap. Due to a construction project, treatment plant tours are not available this year.
Winner of Kentucky Ale Pro-Am Brew Off named
Home brewer Keith Rodenhauser has been named the winner of the ninth annual Kentucky Ale Pro-Am Brew Off. His limited edition brew, a light sessionable India Pale Ale recipe, will hit the local market later this summer after it is scaled up and produced by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. The win will also send Rodenhauser and his winning beer to the largest beer event of the year — the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Public input sought on city's pools
Lexington Parks & Recreation needs the public's opinion to determine current needs and future investments in the city's pools. The survey is part of a new project to develop an Aquatics Master Plan for Lexington.
The survey is online at Surveymonkey.com/r/LexingtonPools and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
The city has partnered with Brandstetter Carroll, a Lexington-based architecture and engineering firm that has completed more than 130 aquatic center projects over the last 30 years, to develop a long-term master plan for the future of Lexington's existing public aquatic facilities and potential new facilities, such as splash pads, an indoor pool or other water features.
Follow the master plan's progress through the Parks & Recreation Facebook page or the project blog at Lexingtonpools.mysidewalk.com. A preliminary report on the master plan recommendations is expected this fall.
Register in advance for Midsummer Night's Run
Registration for the 2015 A Midsummer Night's Run, scheduled for Aug. 8 in downtown Lexington, is underway during regular business hours at John's Run/Walk Shop, 317 South Ashland Avenue.
Race participants may save money by registering in person at John's daily through the end of business on Aug. 7 or online at Amidsummer5K.com now through midnight Aug. 7. Race-day registration will begin at 2 p.m. at the Robert E. Stephens Courthouse plaza.
The main event, the 5K race, will take place earlier, at 8 p.m. instead of the traditional 8:30 p.m. start time. The Fastest Kid in Town, a series of sprints for ages 3-12, will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Upper and Main Streets and finish at the Fifth Third Pavilion. The One-Mile Fun Walk/Run, offering casual family fun, will get underway at 6:30 p.m. at the southeast crosswalk light at the intersection of Limestone and Main Streets and extend down Main Street.
$13,000 raised to fight breast cancer
Pink baseball jerseys and pink bases helped raise more than $13,000 for the fight against breast cancer at the Lexington Legends' Breast Cancer Awareness night, called Pink at the Park, on July 11. The funds will benefit Kentucky Cancer Link, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen.
Money was raised from the auction of special game jerseys worn by Legends players that night, along with the sale of pink T-shirts, pink bases used during the game, a dinner held at Whitaker Bank Ballpark before the game, and other donations.