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An evening with Silas House

The Jack Jouett House and the Woodford County Library present An Evening With Silas House at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 115 North Main Street. House, a best-selling Kentucky author and playwright, will discuss his writings. The event is free. Call (859) 873-5191.

Make a denim pillow

Woodford County Cooperative Extension will offer Let's Sew More!: Junk Jeans Pillow from 1-2:30 p.m. and again from 6-8:30 p.m. April 22 at the Agriculture Resource Building, 184 Beasley Road. Participants will recycle their old jeans into a rag-style pillow. Basic sewing skills are required. Registration is $5 and is required by Tuesday. Call (859) 873-4601.

Poet laureate speaks

The Philanthropic Educational Organization, a sisterhood that provides scholarships and grants to women seeking further education, will present a program by Jane Gentry Vance, poet laureate of Kentucky, at 1:30 p.m. April 21 at the Anne Hart Raymond Center on the Midway College campus, 512 East Stephens Street. Vance will speak on ”What Are ­Poems Good For?“ A reception will follow. Tickets are $10. Call (859) 277-9019.

Food for the soul

Rabbi Philip Posner will discuss his new cookbook during Food for Thought, Character, and Soul at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street. The cookbook connects the character ethics of famous historical role models to their favorite foods. The event is free. Call (859) 873-5191.

Scrapbooking day

The Woodford County Library will offer scrapbooking with Alayne Fleming at 1 p.m. Saturday at the library, 115 North Main Street. The free program is limited to 25 participants. Call (859) 873-5191 to register.

Slamming-door farce

The Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association will present Noises Off!, a comic farce by Michael Frayn and directed by Beth Kirchner, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, April 13, 20, and 27 at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center theatre, 275 Beasley Road. Reserved seating tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students. Box office hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 873-0648.

Legacy Award winner

Genie Graf of Midway has been chosen as the recipient of the 2008 Legacy Award for Woodford County presented by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women. The Legacy Award was created to recognize women whose professional and community activities help to empower women and girls in the areas of leadership, education, health and well-being, equity and economic sufficiency. Graf was co-founder of the Midway Political Forum in 2003, a series of political debates and forums held during election years. She is treasurer of the Midway Woman's Club, and is an active parent at Northside Elementary and Woodford County Middle School. Graf and her husband, Mat, a Herald-Leader sports editor, have four children.

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