Community

Calendar: Fayette County

Libraries

Central Library, 140 E. Main St.:

■ Scrabble Night. 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

■ Paws to Read. Noon Aug. 9. Event recurs monthly. Free.

■ Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation. 9 a.m. Aug. 8 and 9, 1 p.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m. Aug. 11-16.

■ Vintage Dance Ball. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. Free.

■ Yarn Dolls. 2 p.m. Aug. 9.

■ Kentucky Social Forum: 2nd strategy session. 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. (859) 231-5530. www.lexpublib.org/central.

■ Movies on the Big Screen. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Aug. 16.

■ Plaza Perk Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Event recurs monthly.

■ Databases Change Lives. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Free.

■ Jazz at the Library. 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

Eagle Creek Branch, 101 N. Eagle Creek Dr.:

■ Paws to Read. 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Event recurs monthly. Free. (859) 231-5560. www.lexpublib.org/eaglecreek.

■ Résumé Assistance. 10 a.m. Aug. 9, 14, 21 and 28.

■ Film Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

■ Computer Basics for Seniors. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Event recurs monthly.

Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way:

■ Paws to Read. Noon Aug. 9. Event recurs monthly. Free. (859) 231-5570. www.lexpublib.org/beaumont.

■ Magic Tree House Club: Hour of the Olympics. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Free.

Northside Branch, 1737 Russell Cave Rd.:

■ Paws to Read. Noon Aug. 9. Event recurs monthly. Free. (859) 231-5590. www.lexpublib.org/northside.

Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Rd:

■ Teen Reads. 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. (859) 231-5575. www.lexpublib.org/village.

Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Dr.:

■ Be a Guitar Hero at the Library. 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. (859) 231-5580. www.lexpublib.org/tatescreek.

■ My Memoirs. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 Event recurs monthly. Free.

Classes/Seminars

The Leadership Summit. 10 a.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m. Aug. 8. Northeast Christian Church. 990 Star Shoot Pkwy. (859) 299-1251. www.nclex.org

Dough Bowl Making Class. 1 p.m. Aug. 9. McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Ln. $20. www.mcconnellsprings.org. (859)225-4073.

fund-raisers/charity

Kick Off the Walk and Roll at the Cabaret. 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Courtyard at Bluegrass Regional, 1351 Newtown Pk., Lexington. Free. R.S.V.P. (859) 272-7891.

A Midsummer Night's Run 2008. 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Downtown Lexington. 5K fee through Aug. 8 is $20; 5K fee on race day is $25; One Mile Fun Run is $15; Fastest Kid in Town is $15.

Fenton Dawson Memorial Volleyball Tournament. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10. Kentucky Basketball Academy, 273 Ruccio Way, Lexington. $100 per team.

Friends of the Arboretum 7th Annual Birdhouse Exhibit and Silent Auction. 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Bid on hand-crafted and hand-decorated bird houses for charity. Arboretum on Alumni Drive, 500 Alumni Dr., Lexington. Free. (859) 257-6955. www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center's Black and White Ball. 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Live entertainment, dancing, silent auction, open bar. Proceeds benefit Crisis Center. The Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Rd.. $60 in advance, $70 at the door. (859) 255-0752. www.theredmile.com.

meetings

Alano Club Meeting. Noon, 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 6; noon and 8 p.m. Aug. 7, noon and 8 p.m. Aug. 8; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 9; 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, noon Aug. 11; noon Aug. 12; noon and 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Alano Club of Lexington 370 E. Second St.

Disabled Veterans of America August Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Pot luck dinner provided by Dava Auxiliary. Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 278-6072, Ext. 301.

Parks Master Plan Public Meeting. 10 a.m. Aug. 6. Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington. (859) 278-6072, Ext. 301. www.lfucg.com/parks/seniors_lex.asp.

Hisle Park Master Plan Public Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Rd., Lexington.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Meeting. 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington. (859) 278-6072, Ext. 301. www.lfucg.com/parks/seniors_lex.asp.

Subdivision Committee Meeting. Noon Aug. 7. Division of Planning Office, 101 E. Vine St., Lexington.

NAMI Consumer and Family Support Groups. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Weekly meetings. Consumer and Family Center at Eastern State Hospital, 624 W. Fourth St., Free.

MOMS Club Lexington-West Open House. 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Shillito Park, 300 W. Reynolds Rd., Lexington. (859) 288-2914.

Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass meeting. 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Event recurs monthly. Southside Church of Christ, 1533 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington. (859) 278-9533. www.scoclex.org.

Castlewood Neighborhood Association Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Grace Baptist Church, Bryan/Loudon Avenues, Lexington.

Lexington Healing Arts Academy Open House. 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Lexington Healing Arts Academy, 272 Southland Dr., Lexington. Free. (859) 252-5656. www.lexingtonhealingarts.com.

Bluegrass Parrothead Club. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. Racquetclub Bar and Grill, 3900 Crosby Dr. Free. (859) 271-7781.

Health

Better Eating for Life: Got Calcium? 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Class will teach how to plan daily menus and snacks to include more calcium.Good Foods Market and Café, 455 Southland Drive, Lexington. $10 for members, $12 for others. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop.

YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles Certification Course. 4 p.m. Aug. 15. Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington. $30. (859) 219-9622. www.ymcaofcentralky.org/beaumont.asp.

YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise. 8:45 a.m. Aug. 16. Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Cir., Lexington. $100 ($75 for YMCA members). (859) 219-9622. www.ymcaofcentralky.org/beaumont.asp.

Chi Gong Meditation. 9 a.m. Aug 16. Good Foods Market and Café, 455 Southland Dr. Free. (859) 278-1813. www.goodfoods.coop.

history

Lincoln and His Wife's Hometown 1841-1850. Noon Aug. 8, 10, 11 and 15. 10 a.m. Aug. 9 and 16. Lexington History Museum, 215 W. Main St. Free. (859) 254-0530. www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org.

History to Chew On series. 6 p.m. Aug. 14. McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Ln. Free. (859) 225-4073. www.mcconnellsprings.org.

miscellaneous

The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr:

■ Tomato Festival. 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Free. (859) 257-6955. www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

■ Edible Gardening Club: Salsa! 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Free (donations accepted).

■ Full Moon Walk. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. $3 per person or $10 per family. (859) 257-6955. www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

■ Insect Safari. 9 a.m. Aug. 16. $1.

Discovery Night at The Living Arts & Science Center. 6 p.m. Aug. 7. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington. Suggested donation $2 (12 and up) $1 (under 12). (859) 252-5222. www.LASCLEX.org.

Thursday Night Live. 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cheapside Park, 251 W. Main St. Free. (859) 253-3233. www.lfucg.com/parks.

Cancer Survivors Picnic. Noon Aug. 9. Kentucky Children's Hospital is hosting a picnic for pediatric cancer survivors and their families. Event will feature inflatables, a dunking booth, games, music, food and prizes. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Dr., Lexington.

Celtic Summer Celebration. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. O'Neill's Irish Pub, 2051 Richmond Rd., Lexington. $20. (859) 266-4488. www.oneillslex.com.

American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair. 10 a.m. Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Woodland Park, 601 E. High St. Free. (8590 264-7822. www.myspace.com/cosmicrocks.

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