Join the ambassador program

Destination Jessamine, the county's planning group for the World Equestrian Games and promoting tourism, is hosting the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program at 4 p.m. Friday at the Chamber of Commerce building, 508 North Main Street, Nicholasville. The program serves to increase tourism by training individuals to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. For registration details, call Mary Kozak at (859) 492-3115.

New leaders wanted

Learn team-building lessons and get connected to the community as part of the Leadership Jessamine County Class of 2009. Applications are available online at or by calling the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce at (859) 887-4351.

Father-daughter ball

A Father/Daughter Ball will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center, 881 Wilmore Road. The dance is open to all ages. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets for fathers are $25 advance or $30 at the door. Free to daughters. Call (859) 885-5013.

It's Ichthus time

Ichthus 2008, America's original and premier Christian music festival, featuring speakers, artists, and musicians, will be held today through Saturday on U.S. 68 in Wilmore. Visit

Choir concert

Asbury College graduate Kyung Kim will direct the Georgia Youth Choir from Thomason First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. today at the Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village. Call (859) 858-3865.

Also at Wesley Village:

A Salute to Flag Day will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Honor Guard from Lexington VFW No. 680 will give a 21-gun salute.

Kava Java Trio

The second season of the free Stonebridge Summer Concerts continues with a performance from Kava Java Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday on the downtown green in Wilmore. Tables and chairs will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Bring chairs and blankets and a picnic dinner. Visit

Lesson in origami

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding at 2 p.m. today at the Jessamine County ­Public Library, 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville. Materials will be supplied. For teens and adults. Registration required at or (859) 885-3523.

Rabies clinic

The Jessamine County Health Department is sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Jessamine County Fairgrounds. Other rabies clinic dates are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Mingo Park, 6 to 8 p.m. June 19 at Wilmore Elementary and noon to 2 p.m. June 21 at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary. Call (859) 885-2310.