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Fayette County notes: Health department official to be target at benefit 'roast'

Blankets for Kentucky Children's Hospital neonatal unit
Morning Pointe residents Nadie Steele, seated left, Anita Berry, Jean Jones and Al Williams helped make baby blankets and pillows for the Kentucky Children's Hospital with practicum student Amanda Patrick, standing left, and Kappa Alpha Theta members Liz Pawley, Hannah Howard, Ashley McKinney and Cassidy Graham.
Blankets for Kentucky Children's Hospital neonatal unit Morning Pointe residents Nadie Steele, seated left, Anita Berry, Jean Jones and Al Williams helped make baby blankets and pillows for the Kentucky Children's Hospital with practicum student Amanda Patrick, standing left, and Kappa Alpha Theta members Liz Pawley, Hannah Howard, Ashley McKinney and Cassidy Graham.

Dr. Rice Leach, commissioner of public health at the Fayette County Health Department, will be in the Hot Seat for Hope as he is "roasted" by his peers.

The event will be 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center. The evening includes cocktails, tours of the Lyric, dinner entertainment and a toast/roast of Leach.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Lyric Theatre box office at (859) 280-2218, online at Lexingtonlyric.com or by calling the Kentucky Pink Connection at (859) 309-1700 or 1-877-597-4655. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Pink Connection.

Day of the Dead festival Thursday

The Living Arts and Science Center will present the 7th annual Day of the Dead Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family-friendly celebration will feature Mexican dance performed by the Matlachines. Mexican singer and guitarist Jose Rivera will perform throughout the evening, a Day of the Dead art car display will be outdoors, and there will be a variety of hands-on crafts. Activities will include decorating sugar skulls, creating sand murals, making tissue paper flowers and papel picado (cut paper streamers) and decorating monarch butterfly wings to wear in the candlelight parade.

At dusk, musicians and dancers will lead participants in a candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at Third Street and Elm Tree Lane, where participants can view an exhibition of altars in and around the grave sites of this historic cemetery and participate in discussions about the traditions and symbolism associated with this Latin American holiday.

A suggested donation of $2 a person includes all activities.

Holly Day Market set for Nov. 8-11

The Holly Day Market will be at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park from Nov. 8 to 11. This year's theme is "A Palm Beach Christmas."

The market preview party is 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8. The market is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11.

Tickets are $8 for adults. Proceeds from the event benefit the Junior League of Lexington.

Sorority, seniors making baby blankets

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority members teamed up with residents at Morning Pointe of Lexington to help make special baby blankets for the neonatal care intensive care unit at Kentucky Children's Hospital. The students plan to visit the senior living community on a monthly basis as one of their many community service projects.

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