Ragtime tango lessons offered

The Lexington Vintage Dance Society will offer ragtime tango lessons 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 10 to March 31 in Studio 3B at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street. Cost is $20 a person or $10 for full-time students or seniors 60 and older. The fee includes admission to the Mostly Waltz Social Dance 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Arts Place. Call (859) 420-6780.

Nutrition, activity for cancer survivors

Central Baptist Hospital will hold a free Cancer Survivorship Program, ”Nutrition and Physical Activity,“ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Cancer Care Center conference room, 1720 Building E, Suite 703. Registration deadline is Friday. Call (859) 260-4257 and leave a message.

Schools host 
"Queen Bees' author

The Unity in Education lecture series, sponsored by The Lexington School and Sayre School, presents Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes — the basis for the movie Mean Girls — and Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Road. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, from The Lexington School, (859) 278-0501, or from Sayre School, (859) 254-1361.

Saturday programs at Good Foods

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive, will hold a workshop, ­”Integrative Cancer Solutions,“ 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Learn about nutrition, spirituality, nutrient support, chemotherapy augmentation and case studies. Cost is $15 for members, $17 for others.

■ ”Better Eating for Life: Fabulous Fruit“ is 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Good Foods Cost is $10 for members, $12 for others.

Call (859) 278-1813 to register for either class.

Deadline near for piano contest

The 10th Annual Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky. The competition is open to all pianists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Entries must be postmarked by March 15. Call (859) 276-2845 or (859) 335-9011.

Peace and justice group's fair, dinner

The Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice's 2008 dinner and fair will be 5 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Bracktown, 3217 Bracktown Road. ­William Wharton, executive director of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, will speak. The them is ”Stopping Hate.“ The fair will include representatives of more than 40 Central Kentucky organizations. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The dinner is $12, $7 for students. Vegetarian selections will be available. Contact Richard Mitchell at (859) 327-6277 or

Soup's on the menu; you get all you want

The Kiwanis Club of Lexington will host its 12th annual All-You-Can-Eat Soup Day with bean soup, chili, vegetable soup, corn bread and a drink, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 200 West High Street. The cost is $6. Call (859) 263-5929.

You can pick who'll kiss a pig

The Beaumont Centre Family YMCA's Kiss the Pig contest runs through March 21. Proceeds go to the Campaign for Kids. Five Beaumont YMCA staffers have their pictures on jars at the YMCA. The two staffers whose jars receive the most money will kiss a live piglet on Family Night, 7 p.m. March 21. Family Night activities will include a viewing of Charlotte's Web. Call (859) 219-9622.

Run/walk benefits Habitat for Humanity

The second annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K Walk/Run will be at 10 a.m. March 15 in downtown Lexington. There will be door prizes and awards for the top three finishers in each age group. Proceeds benefit the Pat Smith Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund.

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Champion dance team to hold clinic

The Tates Creek High School Dance Team, the 2007 Eastern Dance Association national champions, will host a dance clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Tates Creek Middle School, 1105 Centre Parkway. It's for girls ages 4 to 15, regardless of dance background. The cost is $20, and lunch is provided. Contact Tami Justice at (859) 608-6254 or

Wiesenthal film 
to have 2 showings

The One World Film Festival will sponsor two free showings of the documentary I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Kentucky Theatre. The local chapter of Hadassah will host a reception in the theater after the second showing. The film describes the life and legacy of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died in 2005. Go to or call (859) 266-6073.