Lexington's Old Burying Grounds are the topic of The Lexington History Museum's "An Evening with Your History," 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Public Library's Beaumont branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way.
Archaeologist and historian Nancy O'Malley will take a look at local cemeteries in transition such as the Eastern State Hospital Cemetery, those that no longer exist (Bolivar Street), and those that have been restored (Old Episcopal Burying Ground).
The Lexington History Museum, at 215 West Main Street, is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday (open early Saturdays at 10 a.m.). Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages 6 to 11, free for ages five and younger. For more information call (859) 254-0530 or go to Lexingtonhistorymuseum.org.
Light of Hope vigil
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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Friends of Children will host a Light of Hope Vigil from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 29 at Crossroads Christian Church Andover Campus, 4128 Todds Road.
Mayor Jim Gray will be there to proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, and State Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, will speak.
Call Debra King at (859) 246-4334 or go to Lexingtoncasa.com for more information.
April events at Good Foods
Good Foods Market & Cafe offers a variety of classes and events throughout the year. The following free events will be held in April at the Market at 455 Southland Drive unless otherwise noted.
■ Sampling Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2. Meet local producers and sample their unique products.
■ Earth Day celebration with workshops and exhibits from green groups. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23.
■ Burning the Future: Coal in America screening, 6:30 p.m. April 26, at the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street. A speaker and discussion will follow the movie. Go to Burningthefuture.org for more info.
■ Green Sprouts Kids Club. Produce manager Shayne Wigglesworth will lead a gardening activity 10 to 11 a.m. April 30. Sign up at the customer service desk. Space is limited.
For more information call (859) 278-1813 or Goodfoods.coop.
Garden design ideas
Author Sharon Lovejoy, also an artist, naturalist and storyteller, will share whimsical design ideas for your garden from 7 to 9 p.m. March 24 at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, 1400 Nicholasville Road. The event is $5, free for Friends of the Arboretum and UK students with ID. For more information call (859) 257-6955 or go to www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/.
Trade in old luggage
Through March, bring in used luggage to Leather Inc. in the Mall at Lexington Green for discounts on store merchandise. It's part of the store's 16th annual Luggage Trade-In Sale to benefit the Hope Center and the VA Hospital.
Trade in your used luggage and receive $25 off any piece of luggage valued at $100 or more and $50 off any piece of luggage valued at $500 or more.
Used luggage will be refurbished and donated to the Hope Center and the Leestown Road VA Hospital clothing room.
More than 1,300 pieces of gently used luggage have been donated since 1996, the first year of the sale.