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Back-to-school rallies to be held Saturday

Governor's School for Arts participants
The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 young artists at The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts, which took place at Transylvania University from June 20 to July 10. During their three-week stay, 224 student artists from 47 counties were immersed in daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, new media, visual arts and vocal music. 
Participating from Fayette County were: 
Front row: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper, Bryan Station High School, drama; Lewis Armistead, Trinity Christian Academy, vocal music; Katherine Bennett, Lafayette High School, musical theater; Alaina Broderson, Lafayette High, musical theater; Allison Burke, Henry Clay High School, architecture; Miles Conger, Lafayette High, drama; James Corcoran, Tates Creek High School, instrumental music.
Second row: Alexander DeMoll, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Tomer Eres, Lafayette High, vocal music; Hannah Ferrell, Lafayette High, drama; Nathan  Fister, Lafayette High, dance; Luke Francis, Bryan Station High, visual art; Jingyuan Fu, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, creative writing; Delaney Gibbs, Sayre School, creative writing; Sarah Goad, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Hunter Henrickson, Tates Creek High, musical theater.
Third row: Haley Goode, Lafayette High, musical theater; Sarah Grindle, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Dorian Hairston, Tates Creek High, creative writing; Bryan Hardin, Lexington Christian Academy, architecture; James Harvener, Lafayette High, dance; Lauren Henrickson, Tates Creek High, dance; Jennifer Hicks, Lexington Catholic High School, musical theater; Faryn Kelly, Plumfield Home School, dance; Maria Kidd, Lafayette High, instrumental music.
Fourth Row: Ashil Lee, Lexington Catholic High, drama; Jenny Lee, Henry Clay High, instrumental music; Sharon Liu, Henry Clay High, creative writing; Andrew Magner, Dunbar High, architecture; Whitney McWhorter, Dunbar High, vocal music; Carolyn Meier, Lafayette High, dance; Julie Niklas, Lafayette High, creative writing; Aleksandra Pater, Lafayette High, visual art; Lauren Perkins, Lafayette High, visual art; Daniel Polk, Henry Clay High, architecture; Jordan Pruitt, Lafayette High, drama; Jennifer Rhodenhiser, Lafayette High, drama; Samantha Sabad, Lafayette High, musical theater.
Back row: Charity Scales, Bluegrass United Academic Center, dance; Stella Sharpe, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Harper Smith, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Ariel Sniegowski, Dunbar High, visual art; Randy Tsai, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Alexis Violette, Tates Creek High, dance; Arion Wright, Bryan Station High, creative writing; Jacob Yates, Lafayette High, instrumental music.
Governor's School for Arts participants The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 young artists at The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts, which took place at Transylvania University from June 20 to July 10. During their three-week stay, 224 student artists from 47 counties were immersed in daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, new media, visual arts and vocal music. Participating from Fayette County were: Front row: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper, Bryan Station High School, drama; Lewis Armistead, Trinity Christian Academy, vocal music; Katherine Bennett, Lafayette High School, musical theater; Alaina Broderson, Lafayette High, musical theater; Allison Burke, Henry Clay High School, architecture; Miles Conger, Lafayette High, drama; James Corcoran, Tates Creek High School, instrumental music. Second row: Alexander DeMoll, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Tomer Eres, Lafayette High, vocal music; Hannah Ferrell, Lafayette High, drama; Nathan Fister, Lafayette High, dance; Luke Francis, Bryan Station High, visual art; Jingyuan Fu, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, creative writing; Delaney Gibbs, Sayre School, creative writing; Sarah Goad, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Hunter Henrickson, Tates Creek High, musical theater. Third row: Haley Goode, Lafayette High, musical theater; Sarah Grindle, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Dorian Hairston, Tates Creek High, creative writing; Bryan Hardin, Lexington Christian Academy, architecture; James Harvener, Lafayette High, dance; Lauren Henrickson, Tates Creek High, dance; Jennifer Hicks, Lexington Catholic High School, musical theater; Faryn Kelly, Plumfield Home School, dance; Maria Kidd, Lafayette High, instrumental music. Fourth Row: Ashil Lee, Lexington Catholic High, drama; Jenny Lee, Henry Clay High, instrumental music; Sharon Liu, Henry Clay High, creative writing; Andrew Magner, Dunbar High, architecture; Whitney McWhorter, Dunbar High, vocal music; Carolyn Meier, Lafayette High, dance; Julie Niklas, Lafayette High, creative writing; Aleksandra Pater, Lafayette High, visual art; Lauren Perkins, Lafayette High, visual art; Daniel Polk, Henry Clay High, architecture; Jordan Pruitt, Lafayette High, drama; Jennifer Rhodenhiser, Lafayette High, drama; Samantha Sabad, Lafayette High, musical theater. Back row: Charity Scales, Bluegrass United Academic Center, dance; Stella Sharpe, Lafayette High, instrumental music; Harper Smith, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Ariel Sniegowski, Dunbar High, visual art; Randy Tsai, Dunbar High, instrumental music; Alexis Violette, Tates Creek High, dance; Arion Wright, Bryan Station High, creative writing; Jacob Yates, Lafayette High, instrumental music.

On Saturday, nearly two dozen neighborhoods will host "Ready, Set, Go! Neighborhood Back-to-School Rallies," which provide 8,000 low-income students with backpacks and supplies.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. You must register to receive school supplies, and your child must be with you for you to get supplies. No late registration will be accepted.

Activities will include entertainment, food, speakers and door prizes.

For information, dial 211 for the United Way or 311 for LexCall, or go to www.fcps.net/advisories.

Here's a list of rally locations:

Cardinal Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Drive

Carver Neighborhood Center, 522 Patterson Street

Castlewood Park, 201 Castlewood Drive

Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown Street

Duncan Park, 530 North Limestone

Eastland Church of God, 2598 Liberty Road

First Baptist Bracktown Church, 3016 Bracktown Road

Gainesway, 1165 Centre Parkway

Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive

Green Acres Park, 1560 LaSalle Road

Imani Missionary Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Street

Marlboro Park, 561 Benton Road

Pralltown Park/Lou Johnson Park, 190 Lou Johnson Way

Rock/LaRoca United Methodist Church, 1015 North Limestone

Russell Cave Church of Christ, 1841 McCullough Drive

Spiegel Heights Park, 424 Spiegel Street

St. Peter Claver Church, 410 Jefferson Street

Temple of Prayer, 549 Parkside Drive

Victory Apostolic Church, 1474 Anniston Drive, Suite 6-B

William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 East Sixth Street

Woodhill Park, 457 Larkwood Drive

End-of-summer pool parties

The Lexington parks department will say so long to summer with the "Back to School Blast," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southland Aquatic Center. The pool party will include games, door prizes, a giveaway, exhibits and more. All activities are free with paid pool admission. Free admission will be granted to those who bring school supplies to be distributed to needy students in Fayette County.

Some Lexington city pools have already closed but some are staying open through Labor Day, Sept. 6.

Berry Hill, Constitution, Douglass, Picadome and Shillito pools closed for the season on Aug. 1.

Castlewood and Southland aquatic centers will stay open until Tuesday.

Tates Creek and Woodland aquatic centers will remain open through Labor Day.

Through Monday, aquatic centers will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

On Sundays, Castlewood, Tates Creek and Woodland will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Southland Aquatic Center will open at 1 p.m. on Sundays.

All aquatic centers will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

From Aug. 11 through Sept. 6, Woodland and Tates Creek will be open 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. These aquatic centers will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Hospital to host picnic

Kentucky Children's Hospital will host a picnic for pediatric cancer survivors and their families, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the University of Kentucky's E.S. Good Barn field, 1451 University Drive. The picnic is for all young patients who are receiving treatment or those who have received treatment.

The annual picnic will feature an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, food and prizes.

For information, contact Andrea Nichols at (859) 338-0256 or ajnich2@uky.edu.

DQ helping 'Miracle' hospitals

Participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations will host Miracle Treat Day on Thursday.

On that day, for every Blizzard treat sold, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, including Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington.

For participating Dairy Queen locations, go to www.miracletreatday.com.

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