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Jessamine County: Asbury seeks applicants for string music clinic

The Asbury University Music Department is accepting applications for the inaugural String Fellowship Honors Clinic, a two-day clinic for high school junior and senior orchestral string players and pianists Oct. 18 and 19.

The event begins the afternoon of Oct. 18, a Tuesday, and ends the following evening with a 6:30 p.m. demonstration recital by the Fellowship string orchestra, chamber groups and Asbury's Faculty String Trio.

In addition to their own rehearsals, study of selected chamber music and sectional master classes, delegates will attend the Tuesday evening concert by the Asbury University Orchestra; receive a tour of the campus, guided by admissions personnel; and mingle with university students in a variety of social events.

For information about applying, go to www.asbury.edu or call Faye Montgomery at (859) 585-3511, Ext. 2250.

Wilmore hosts craft festival

The hand-crafted work of more than 50 artists will be at the Wilmore Craft Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Wilmore.

There will be music and food from local restaurants. A cake auction will benefit the Wilmore-Highbridge Community Service Center.

For more information, call Sharon Moore at City Hall, (859) 858-4411.

Health department plans breast cancer events

The Jessamine County Health Department, 215 East Maple Street, Nicholasville, has events and programs planned to increase breast cancer awareness. They include:

■ A limited supply of the health department's "Never Underestimate the Power of Pink" 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts. Long-sleeve shirts are $12 and short-sleeve shirts are $10.

■ "Prevention Pays," a mammogram reward coupon distribution program that began in mid-September and will run until June 30, 2012.

Qualifying patients who schedule mammograms with the health department will receive a $10 gift card. If a patient refers a friend to schedule a mammogram, the patient will receive an additional $10 gift card.

Mammogram fees are based on a sliding-scale fee that considers household income and the number of people living in the household.

■ "Start Here," a Jessamine County Health Department Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, sponsored by Central Baptist, which will be shown at AmStar Theater in Brannon Crossing from late September through October. "Start Here" encourages Jessamine County residents to contact the health department for clinical breast exams, mammograms, and/or Pap smears to qualify for potential financial assistance for treatment with breast and/or cervical cancer.

Health department representatives will deliver "Start Here" information packets to local health care providers beginning in October.

The packets will provide physicians with information regarding the Women's Cancer Screening Program for non-insured and under-insured patients.

■ The sixth annual K9 Race for a Cure will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Jessamine County Fairgrounds.

A "K-9 Race for a Cure" T-shirt will be given to all participants. Advance registration is $10, and race-day registration is $15.

For more information, go to Jessaminecancercoalition.org or Myjchd.org to schedule a mammogram or Pap smear, buy a Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt, or register for a health department event.

The Jessamine County Health Department is at 215 East Maple, or call (859) 885-4149.

Veterans center to host appreciation picnic

The fifth annual Veterans' Appreciation Picnic will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. There will be crafts, games and entertainment including Jordan Leigh Young, the Dixieland South Band and the Moron Brothers. For more information, go to THVC.ky.gov or call (859) 858-2814.

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