Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Nelson Heritage Park on Saturday and Sunday during Living History Weekend.
Experience military and civilian life during the Civil War on one of the best preserved Union Army supply depots and recruitment sites in the nation. Features include drills, demonstrations, camp scenarios, period music, artisans, sutlers, historical presentations, tours of the antebellum White House, fortifications, trails and a period herb garden.
Visiting historical characters will include Frederick Douglass, John G. Fee and Abraham Lincoln. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Military skirmish starts at 2 p.m.
A special preview Friday evening with camp opens at 6 p.m. and cannon firing at 8. Admission is $5, free for ages 11 and younger. Visitors receive a 32-page commemorative booklet that tells the Camp Nelson story.
Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park is along U.S. 27 about 17 miles south of Fayette Mall and 6 miles south of Nicholasville at 6614 Danville Road.
For a complete schedule, go to Campnelson.org. For more information call (859) 881-5716.
Coaster Car Derby
The fourth annual Pat Pinkston Memorial Coaster Car Derby will be Saturday at South First Street in Nicholasville (between Broadway and Chestnut.) Check-in is at 11a.m.; races start at 1:30 p.m. Racing will take place in two divisions: home-built cars and kit cars.
Home-built cars must have four wheels, a working brake and steering. Kit cars are built from All American Soap Box Derby Stock, Super Stock and Scottie kits. Look for "Pat Pinkston Memorial Coaster Car Derby" on Facebook. Sponsored by Nicholasville Now.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers needed
Habitat for Humanity of Jessamine County is seeking volunteers to help in the office at 321 North Main Street on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Duties may include answering phones and greeting walk-in guests. Reply to Leanne Prout, director, at (859) 881-1906 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.