African Children's Choir and Town Branch Water Walk this Sunday
The African Children's Choir will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lexington First Assembly of God, 2780 Clays Mill Road.
The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites.
The concert is free, but an offering will be collected at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. The African Children's Choir has performed before presidents, heads of state and most recently Queen Elizabeth II for her diamond jubilee.
The choir has also sung with artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Michael W. Smith. Most recently, the African Children's Choir recorded tracks with Sarah Hickman for a CD, Love Is a Journey. The choir also appears in the movie Pan.
For more information, call (859) 276-1458 or visit Africanchildrenschoir.com.
2nd Sunday follows Town Branch trail
Fresh air, exercise, information — it all comes together Sunday at the third of this year's 2nd Sunday Lexington events. Young and old, families and individuals are invited to gather from 2 to 5 p.m. to follow a dedicated cycle and walking track to explore the path for the proposed Town Branch Water Walk.
The walk begins at Vine and Limestone streets and concludes at Charles Young Park on Midland Avenue. Community partners will present family activities, food and music. Exhibits and listening stations will provide information about Town Branch, Lexington's hidden waterway. Participants can also take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.
For more information about 2nd Sunday Town Branch Water Walks, go to 2ndsundaylexington.com or Townbranchwaterwalk.com.
Bluegrass Greensource is looking for 10 local artists to create works of art on fully functional rain barrels. This year, the theme for all barrels will be horse racing. The barrels will be exhibited, along with artist bios and contact information, in April and May in high traffic areas throughout Central Kentucky.
The barrels will be sold during Bluegrass Greensource's annual event, GreenFest, on May 21 to help fund environmental education activities throughout the region. For more information or to complete an artist's application, go to BgGreensource.org.
Free dental care event
Pearson Justice Dental will hold its third annual Dentistry From The Heart event, providing a day of free dental care to those in need ages 18 and older, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3285 Blazer Parkway.
Pearson Justice Dental along with a team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors will provide patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about the event, go to Dentistryfromtheheart.org or Pearsonandjustice.com.
Lung cancer vigil
Baptist Health Lexington will sponsor a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive.
This free event, scheduled in The Signature Club's Grand Ballroom, is open to anyone touched by lung cancer. It will be one of many vigils throughout the country held in November to increase awareness of lung cancer, support lung cancer patients and caregivers, and remove the stigma of the disease.
Nationwide, lung cancer continues to take more lives each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined, but the disease receives a fraction of overall research dollars. Kentucky leads the nation in death rates each year from lung cancer.
Baptist Health Lexington diagnoses and treats more than 300 lung cancer patients each year.
To RSVP or find out more, call (859) 260-3198.
Leaf vacuum collection
Lexington's leaf vacuum collection program begins Wednesday and continues through Dec. 18.
Residents with city waste services can dispose of their leaves on regular collection days throughout the year using their gray yard cart or yard waste bags. For residents needing yard waste bag coupons, contact LexCall at 3-1-1. For more information, or to find your scheduled vacuum week, use the interactive map at Lexingtonky.gov/leaves.
The city is offering text notifications about the leaf vacuum program. To receive a text message when there are vacuum updates for your neighborhood, sign up at Citygram.org/lexington and click on the leaf collection button.
Root Beer Float Day raised $250,000
Lexington-based A&W Restaurants has collected $250,000 in donations for the Wounded Warrior Project this year. For the past three years, A&W has celebrated National Root Beer Float Day on Aug. 6 by giving away free Root Beer Floats and collecting donations for Wounded Warriors. A&W has raised $550,000 since 2012.
Wounded Warrior Project provides support to more than 77,000 injured service members and over 13,000 caregivers and family support members through 20 free programs and services.
For more details on National Root Beer Float Day, go to Rootbeerfloatday.com.
Morning Pointe leads Alzheimer's fundraisers
The Morning Pointe Senior Living Communities in Lexington, Morning Pointe of Lexington, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence in Lexington, have raised $15,880 for The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Alzheimer's Association.
The Morning Pointe team created blankets, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and organized additional fundraisers.
For more information, go to Morningpointe.com.