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BCTC Alumni Association golf tournament

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Alumni Association will host the second annual Alumni Association Golf Scramble June 6. The event will be held at the University Club of Kentucky Wildcat Golf Course, 4850 Leestown Road, Lexington. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team and individual prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. Breakfast, lunch, soda and water is complimentary for all participants. Proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit the BCTC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

For more information, contact Chad Hayes (859) 246-4653. Registration forms available at www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/golf.

Henry Clay banquet

The 8th annual Henry Clay Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. May 9 at Henry Clay High School, Lexington. The banquet will be held in the new connector/cafeteria. The 2008 inductees are Sidney Gall, Baylor Landrum Jr., Frank Minnifield, Lee Rose and Jim Smith. The cost is $35. Reservations can be made by contacting Terri Harrison at (859) 381-3423, ext. 3303.

Pet jamboree

The Bluegrass Animal Welfare League Pet Jamboree 2008 will be from noon to 5 p.m. April 27 at The Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pike. The event features dog training, information booths, professional portraits and more. The cost is $5 for adults, free to children younger than 10; $2.50 for police and fire department personnel. Call (859) 494-6728.

Self defense classes

Urban Active Fitness will be holding classes to teach its community about Self Defense in honor of April's Rape Awareness Month. These classes are being held at Urban Active, 230 West Main Street. Krav Maga classes are being held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays as well as at 10 a.m. Saturdays, free of charge for entire month of April. Call (859) 281-5110.

Electronic waste

A Free Electronic Waste Disposal Event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Idle Hour Shopping Center, Richmond Road. Drop off difficult-to-dispose-of electronic items such as computers, monitors and laptops. Limit one per person.

Ballroom dance

A Ballroom and Latin Dance will be held Saturday at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Lesson from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Dance until 11:30 p.m. $7 USA Dance members, $10 non-members, $3 college students. www.usadancebluegrass.org. (859) 255-2751.

Kitchen composting

Learn how to turn kitchen waste into rich compost for your plants — using worms — at a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arboretum, Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, 500 Alumni Drive. Participants will help instructors construct several simple worm bins for indoor composting. Completed worm bin kits will be given away as door prizes to participants. Pre-register by calling (859) 257-9339. The cost is $2.

Donovan Forums

The following are Donovan Forums and other activities. Forums will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center, corner of Nicholasville Road and Alumni Drive. Call Lanna at (859) 257-2656.

■ Tuesday. In Celebration of Memorial Day — A Time for Remembering. Bob Orbach with Music by John Kalbfleisch and Sandra L. Chesnut.

■ April 24. Radio Drama of the 1930's-1940's. Sidney Shaw and the OLLI at UK Reader's Theatre.

■ April 29. Derby Day Winning Tips. Tom Walters.

■ May 1. Donovan Forum Field Trip. Musical Sing-a-Long. Dr. John Landon and Dr. John Rogers. Gardenside Baptist Church, 1667 Alexandria Drive.

■ 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. OLLI at UK Ageless Art Exhibit. Christ Church Cathedral, 116 Market Street and First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market Street. Free. Closing reception will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 17 at Christ Church Cathedral.

■ 3 to 4 p.m. April 26. OLLI at UK Chorus Spring Performance. Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road. Refreshments following concert.

LFUCG art display

The art work of more than 100 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government employees and family members will be displayed during the National Arts Program's exhibit and Lexington's Gallery Hop.

The art exhibit, including paintings, works on paper, photography, sculptures and crafts, opened April 7, at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street. Viewing hours for the exhibit are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The display will remain at ArtsPlace through Saturday and be a part of the Gallery Hop scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Call Penny Ebel at (859) 258-3100.

Bourbon & Barbeque Alzheimer's event

The Alzheimer's Association's annual Making Memories Bourbon & Barbeque event will take place at 7 p.m. June 20 in the Phoenix Room at Keeneland. Bourbon & Barbeque is a casual evening of bourbon tasting, barbeque dinner, silent auction and live music and dancing. Proceeds from the event go to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research programs. For ticket information or to make a donation, contact the Alzheimer's Association at: www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900.

Writing competition

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is calling for manuscripts for the Next Great Writers Competition. Writers should submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 12 double-spaced pages) or poetry (up to 5 poems). There is a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include a cover sheet complete with writer's name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should not appear on the manuscript itself. Entries must be submitted or postmarked by May 17. Winning authors and those selected to read will be notified by June 1. The Carnegie Center's Next Great Writers Reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 20. The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second. Up to 12 writers will be invited to read. Send entries to: The Next Great Writers Competition, The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning 251 West Second Street Lexington, KY 40507.

Black Achievers banquet

The YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers will hold a banquet Saturday at the Marriott Griffin Gate. The evening will begin with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a procession and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is educator and author Harvey Alston. The evening will also include the presentation of the Community Achiever of the Year Award to Emmett ”Buzz“ Burnam, who works in diversity student recruitment in the University of Kentucky admission office. The Special Achiever of the Year and the student achievers will also be recognized. Tickets for the banquet are $75 per person or $750 for a table. For tickets, call (859) 226-0393. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers program.

Harrods Hill yard sale

The Harrods Hill Neighborhood will hold its annual spring yard sales Saturday. Watch for signs and balloons to find sales throughout the neighborhood.

Antique appraisal

Bring in an item for a free antique appraisal at the Beaumont Branch Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way, from 1 to 3 p.m. April 26. Some restrictions apply. Call (859) 231-5570 for reservations.

United Way Day

United Way Day at Keeneland will be April 24, with all proceeds from Keeneland's gate to benefit United Way of the Bluegrass. Advance reserved seat packages are available for only $5 per person and include general admission, a reserved grandstand seat, race day program and a T-shirt, by calling United Way or visiting www.uwbg.org Call United Way to reserve your seats at (859) 233-4460.

Earth Day activities

Celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane. Take an interpretative hike and participate in tree planting and invasive species removal. All activities are free. Call (859) 225-4073.

Mingle with elves

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive, celebrates Middle Earth Day with free special events throughout the day on Saturday. Mingle with elves and wizards, learn easy ways to get into the ”hobbit“ of protecting our earth, adopt an Entling, and sign up for giveaways. Activities include a hot buffet, live entertainment, informational booths and more. A recycling workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for adults; another for children will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Call (859) 278-1813.

Defender Classic 5K

The Bryan Station Defender Classic 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The race will start and finish at Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road. The race is presented by the Bryan Station High School PTSA, Band, Football, IT Academy, Boys & Girls Soccer, Swimming and Volleyball boosters. The race entry fee is $20 and entry forms, including a course map, are available at http://defenderclassic5k.home.insightbb.com. A pancake breakfast fund raiser will follow the race in the school cafeteria. The pancake breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and milk; cost is $5 per person. Contact Skip Rafferty, (859) 489-2211 or raffertysk@yahoo.com.

Free prostrate cancer screenings

The University of Kentucky Markey Outpatient Clinic will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Whitney Hendrickson Building on the UK campus. To register for a free prostate screening, call 1-800-333-8874. For more information about prostate cancer or the Man to Man group, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Evening with history

Enjoy an ”Evening with History.“ Learn about Happy Chandler, the Commissioner of Baseball, through a talk presented by UK's William Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington History Museum, located in the Old Court House on Main Street. The museum will open at 6:30 p.m. for patrons to enjoy the newest exhibit, ”Lincoln & His Wife's Hometown“ before the lecture. Both events are free. Call (859) 254-0530.

Mutt Strut benefit

Register as an individual or a team for this year's Mutt Strut to benefit the Lexington Humane Society. Participants can collect pledges to take part in either a four-mile run or a two-mile pet walk. The event will begin at 9 a.m. May 26 at Keeneland Barn No. 2. Cost to register is $200 for a team or $20 for individuals. Register online at www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org. Contact Katherine Pinero, kpinero@lexingtonhumanesociety.org or (859) 233-0044, Ext. 231.

Horse Park volunteersfor steeplechase

Volunteers are needed to help host the 42nd annual High Hope Steeplechase May 18 at The Kentucky Horse Park. The next informational/volunteer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Club Lounge above the indoor riding arena. Pizza and beverages will be served. For more information see www.highhopesteeplechase.com or call (859) 967-9444.

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