Fayette County: Extension program focuses on The Next Best Years

The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service at 1140 Red Mile Place will present The Next Best Years: Living the Good Life, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3.

The event will offer ideas for discovery and to challenge yourself to learn, create and enjoy.

Call the extension service at (859) 257-5582 and ask for a registration form to be mailed to you. The $10 fee includes speakers, continental breakfast, lunch and materials. The registration deadline is Aug. 27.

Group seeks singers

Song of the Bluegrass, the Lexington Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a women's a cappella show chorus, will host a membership drive guest night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Road. Membership is open to those who want to learn four-part harmony on favorite songs. Call (502) 316-3966 or go to for more info.

WEG video contest

Create the winning YouTube commercial about the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and you could win $1,000, two free tickets and two hospitality passes to the WEG opening ceremonies.

Alltech's YouTube Film Star contest is open to seasoned directors and first-time videographers alike. The winning entry will be used to promote the Games, Sept. 25 through Oct. 10.

The video must be no longer than 90 seconds and include the phrase "Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games." The video must incorporate the dates of the Games and the Web site, The video also must instruct viewers to "order tickets at 1-888-934-2010 or"

Completed entries must be uploaded to the contestant's YouTube account, and contestants must send an e-mail message, with the link to the video, to

Contestants are urged to promote their videos in any way they can, because the winner will be determined by the number of views the video receives.

For more info, go to or

Fund-raiser for shelter

Equestrian Nights, a Night for the Nest, a benefit for The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families, will be Aug. 28 at Normandy Farm, 4701 Paris Pike.

The evening will include drinks, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, dream vacation raffle and live music by the Johnson Brothers Band.

Tickets are $75 each or $500 for a table for eight. Vacation raffle tickets are $25.

For more information, call (859) 259-1974, Ext. 34, or go to

Foundation donates fire equipment

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $16,000 worth of life-saving equipment to the University of Kentucky Fire Marshal's Office.

The new BullsEye Digital Fire Extinguisher Trainer System is used for training faculty, staff and students in proper use of a fire extinguisher during emergencies.

Each restaurant recycles leftover five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them for $2; all proceeds go to the foundation. Donation canisters also collect change and cash for the foundation.

Firehouse Subs was founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen, both former fighters. The company has donated more than $2.2 million to fire and police departments and EMT organizations.