Stewardship Week approaches

The Woodford County Conservations District will observe Stewardship Week from May 18-25. The theme is ”Water Is Life.“

On May 19 at 7 p.m. the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center Theater on Beasley Road, Versailles, will host a children's musical drama, Acorns to Oaks, performed by the Versailles Baptist Church's children's choirs. The only admission charge will be donations of food for the Hope Ministries Food Pantry of Woodford County. For more information, call 873-4941.

"Bricks and Stones'

The Jack Jouett House, 255 Craigs Creek Road, will offer ”Bricks and Stones: The History and Architecture of the Jack Jouett House“ at 2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Historic Preservation Week. Participants will get an inside look at how the home was restored. A reception will be follow in the new Visitor Center. The event is free. Call (859) 873-7902.

Magic show

The Kiwanis Club will present a magic show at 8 p.m. Friday in the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center theatre, 275 Beasley Road. Advance tickets are $7.50 with discounts for multiple tickets. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $7.50 for children. Call (859) 873-3621.

Internet training

Get a whirlwind tour of the Internet during Web 2.0 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street. Free; reservations are required. Call (859) 873-5191.

Railroad reopens

The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum will celebrate its grand reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the West Versailles depot, Beasley Road. The depot, damaged by fire in November 2006, has been rebuilt in the style of an 1890s train depot with a ticket counter, gift shop, offices, and a museum gallery for the display of historic railroad artifacts and behavior. The event will include a tour of the remodeled building, refreshments, and a free train ride. Depot hours will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with trains departing at 2 p.m. each day. Fares are $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 2 to 12, and free to children younger than 2. Call (859) 873-2476.

Notable volunteer

Pat Clark, Executive Director of the Hope Ministries Food Pantry in Versailles, was honored with a Lifetime Service Award at the United Way's Central Kentucky Volunteer Awards recognition breakfast, held April 29 in Lexington. Clark is treasurer of the food pantry and is on call to help families acquire enough food in emergencies. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit

Upcoming classes

The following classes and programs are offered by Woodford County Parks and Recreation at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Road. Call (859) 873-5948.

■ Budo fitness classes will be offered from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks beginning May 20. The class fee is $45 and is open to ages 14 and older. Registration is required by Friday. Visit for a registration form.

■ Sunshine Day Camp will be offered from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday June 2 through Aug. 13. The $50 enrollment fee is due by Friday. Daily and weekly rates are available.

Woman's Club banquet

”Old Traditions, New Beginnings“ was the theme of the Midway Woman's Club awards dinner held May 1 at Wallace Station. The club awarded its annual $500 scholarship to Mary Penn, daughter of Bill and Leslie Penn of Midway and a senior at Woodford High School. Penn will attend the University of Illinois in the fall.

New officers were installed for the 2008-2009 club year.

Awards in recognition for service were awarded to Sarah Wilson, Meritorious; Melissa Scheier, Rookie-of-the-Year; and Penny Woods, Clubwoman of the Year. Club meetings will resume on the first Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 4 at the clubhouse, 233 South Gratz Street. Call (502) 295-9266.