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Fayette County: Henry Clay estate trees get help

Nine-year-old Evan Brock was presented with a certificate of recognition from Henry Clay Memorial Foundation president Bill Giles for his efforts to preserve the Trees of Ashland.
Nine-year-old Evan Brock was presented with a certificate of recognition from Henry Clay Memorial Foundation president Bill Giles for his efforts to preserve the Trees of Ashland.

A Certificate of Recognition was presented to Evan Brock, 9, on April 15 for his efforts to preserve the trees of Ashland, the historic home of American statesman Henry Clay, 120 Sycamore Road.

Evan is the son of Julie McDowell Brock and Jonathan Ware of Lexington, and he is a direct (seventh generation) descendant of Henry Clay.

Evan has been taught to save a portion of his allowance for charitable purposes, and he asked his parents if he could make a donation toward tree preservation at Ashland.

Accompanying Evan and his parents to the event were Evan's grandparents Leslie and Len Cox of Georgetown.

For more information about Ashland, go to Henryclay.org.

Cancer screenings for women offered

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and other organizations will offer breast and cervical cancer screenings to women who otherwise might not be able to afford the service from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at LFCHD's Public Health Clinic North, 805A Newtown Circle. Services will be provided on a sliding-scale based on income.

The screening event is intended primarily to help women 40 and older who are under-insured or uninsured, and women who have not had a screening in more than five years, especially Hispanic and African-American women.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (859) 288-2321. Appointments are required, and a limited number of spots are available.

Volunteers needed to clean up stream

Volunteers are needed to help clean up one of Lexington's polluted streams, Wolf Run, at the Cardinal Valley Great American Cleanup and Watershed Festival on Saturday at Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Drive.

The cleanup of Wolf Run will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., and the festival will be 3 to 5 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, go to Wolfrun2012.eventbrite.com.

On Sunday, volunteers are needed from 1 to 3 p.m. to help clean up the Preston's Cave area, 1937 Dunkirk Drive. To volunteer, go to PrestonsCave2012.eventbrite.com.

Day of free, fun, creative activities

The Living Arts & Science Center will present a free day of hands-on arts, science and music activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the LASC, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the annual painting of the art car, special events include building a clay community and using a pottery wheel, participating in Chinese cultural demonstrations by the Confucius Institute, creating colorful horse sculptures, designing flower pots, making kites and Derby hats, and building a community art garden project for the LASC. Lynn Brooke Farm will be at the site with live alpacas and samples of fleece and yarn. For more information, go to LASClex.org or call (859) 255-2284.

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