Jessamine County: Wine-pairing seminar Saturday at First Vineyard Winery

First Vineyard Winery will host a wine-pairing seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 5800 Sugar Creek Pike in Nicholasville. Sommelier Kristen McClure will pair five First Vineyard wines for guests to taste, plus two additional wines. Participants will gain a better idea of which wines to serve with what types of food.

The pairing will be followed by a brief optional tour of the grounds by owner Tom Beall. In 1799, John James Dufour of Vevey, Switzerland, established the first commercial vineyard and winery in the United States on the property.

The cost is $35 per person or $65 for a couple. To reserve a space, call 859-421-8819 or email

Altered book workshop at Art Depository Saturday

Learn how to transform an old hard-bound book into a work of art at the altered book workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Art Depository, 106 East Maple Street, Nicholasville.

Participants are asked to bring an old hard-bound book. All supplies and lunch are included in the $60 course fee. Call 859-885-0106 to reserve a space.

Mobile blood drive at Toyota on Nicholasville

The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a mobile blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Toyota on Nicholasville, 2100 Lexington Road, Nicholasville.

Donors will be asked to present a valid photo ID and complete a confidential health questionnaire, along with a mini-physical exam. For more information, call 859-887-4200.