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Adoptable pets at Artique

The Woodford Humane Society will present ”Dawg Daddy Day“ from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Artique, 161 Lexington Green Circle. The society's adoptable dogs and cats will be featured. WLAP's Leland Conway will appear from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (859) 272-8802.

At the library

The following events will take place at Lexington Public Library branches. Reservations are required. Call the library branches to register.

Enjoy a performance of ”Sadie's Spectacular Saturday“ by Bright Star Theatre, a professional theater troupe based in Asheville, N.C., at the Lexington Public Library. The story is a tale of a caterpillar who turns over a new leaf when she attends a new school with a ladybug, cockroach and sunflower as classmates. Free performances geared toward children ages 5 and older will be held at the following times:

11:30 a.m. today, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way, (859) 231-5570.

2 p.m. today, Northside Branch, 1737 Russell Cave Road, (859) 231-5590.

6:30 p.m. today, Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road, (859) 231-5575.

10 a.m. Thursday, Central Library, 140 East Main Street, (859) 231-5534.

1 p.m. Thursday, Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive, (859) 231-5580.

7 p.m. Thursday, Eagle Creek Branch, 101 North Eagle Creek Drive, (859) 231-5560.

Kids ages 5 and older are invited to enjoy free performances by magician Doug Doolin at the following times:

■ 10 a.m. June 16, Central Library, 140 East Main Street, (859) 231-5534.

■ 2 p.m. June 16, Eagle Creek Branch, 101 North Eagle Creek Drive, (859) 231-5560.

■ 10 a.m. June 17, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way, (859) 231-5570.

■ 2 p.m. June 17, Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive, (859) 231-5580.

■ 2 p.m. June 18, Northside Branch, 1737 Russell Cave Road, (859) 231-5590.

■ 6:30 p.m. June 18, Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road, (859) 231-5575.

Learn about the process of making traditional Ecuadorian pottery at the following times:

■ 2 p.m. June 18, Central Library, 140 East Main Street, (859) 231-5534.

■ 6:30 p.m. June 19, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way, (859) 231-5570.

■ 6:30 p.m. July 16, Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road, (859) 231-5575.

Dementia training

The Alzheimer's Association will present free dementia training for family caregivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Road. Local and statewide experts in aging and Alzheimer's care will discuss Alzheimer's disease, caregiving basics, legal decisions, and how to care for the caregiver. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is required; call 1-800-272-3900.

Walk for Wishes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will hold Walk for Wishes on Saturday, June 21, at Keeneland Race Track. The event will include a 2K walk at 9 a.m., a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. and a kids' fun run at 10:30 a.m. The course is handicap accessible. The cost is $20 per person for each 5K participant and free for walkers and kids' fun-run participants. Visit www.makeawishky.org or call (859) 389-9474.

History to chew on

Learn about George Rogers Clark, portrayed by Mel Hankula, at the next History to Chew On Series at 6 p.m. Thursday at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane. The event is free, but registration is requested. Soft drinks provided. To register call (859) 225-4073.

Barbershop chorus

The Kentuckians Barbershop Chorus will perform their show titled ”As Time Goes By“ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Opera House. Tickets are $12 and $15. Call (859) 293-1877.

LAL's art talk

The Lexington Art League ARTalk is held from 7 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive. This week, Lexington artist Phillip Jones will speak. Reservations are requested; call (859) 254–7024. The exhibition will be open through June 29 at the Loudoun House Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free. Contact Kandace Tatum at (859) 254-7024 or ktatum@lexingtonartleague.org.

Free children's meals

God's Pantry Food Bank will offer free meals to children ages 18 years and younger through the Summer Food Service Program at the following locations, all of which will be closed on July 4.

■ E. Seventh St. Community Center: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

■ Manchester Center, 522 Patterson St.: breakfast 7:45-9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

■ West End Community Empowerment Program, 498 Georgetown St. in the Black and Williams Center: breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

■ Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 E. Fifth St.: Dinner will be served 5 to 6 p.m. June 23-27.

Asthma walk

The 2008 Asthma Walk to benefit the American Lung Association will be held Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Visit www.astmawalk.org for details.

March in 4th parade

Musicians are needed for the Independence Day Band that will provide some of the music for the Fourth of July Festival parade in downtown Lexington. Anyone who can play a musical instrument and walk 1.5 miles in a parade can participate. The parade starts at 2 p.m.

Loaner instruments are available. Music will also be provided in advance. Call (859) 258-3115 or e-mail Pat Boots at pboots@lfucg.com A practice session will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 3 at the Singletary Center on Rose Street.

Holiday pie contest

Entry forms are being accepted through June 26 for Lexington's Fourth of July Great American Pie Contest, to be held at 11:15 a.m. July 1 in Cheapside Park along with the Downtown Lexington Corp.'s Ice Cream Social. After the judging, the crowd will get to sample the pies. The event is free.

The contest features two categories – the ”professional“ for people who cook for a living and the ”non-professional“ or home-baked. The winner of the professional category will receive a trophy, while the first, second and third place winners of the home-baked category will receive $150, $100 and $50 gift certificates. The prettiest pie will also receive an award.

There is no entry fee. Participants should bring their pie and recipe to Cheapside Park by 10:50 a.m. For an entry form, call (859) 258-3100 and mail it to Great American Pie Contest, Mayor's Office, 200 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky. 40507. The form is also online at www.lfucg.com.

Waiter's race

Local restaurants can now enter a team – or teams – in the Waiter's Race event that will be held at noon July 4, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. Each team must carry a full tray of glasses filled with wine through an obstacle course. The team with the best time and the most wine left in the glasses wins. Contestants must have been employed by the establishment they are representing by May 31, in order to participate.

The entry fee is $50 per team. Participating waiters and waitresses must sign waivers. Entry forms must be returned no later than June 20, and can be obtained by calling the Mayor's Office at (859) 258-3100 or online at www.lfucg.com.

Completed forms should be mailed with a check made payable to the Lexington Festival Committee to Waiter's Race, Attn: Mayor's Office, 200 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky. 40507.

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