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Jessamine Notes: High Bridge Homecoming Festival Saturday and Sunday near Wilmore

The 12th annual High Bridge Homecoming Festival will be from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at historic High Bridge Park, located near Wilmore on Kentucky Route 29.

The free festival will feature live entertainment, food, a model train exhibit, baton twirlers, a water balloon battle, pony rides, art in the park, Daniel Boone history talk, silent auction, raffles and crafts by local artisans. Festival goers will see historic High Bridge and can view the Kentucky River on the overlook. For more information, call 859-858-3895 or go to Wilmore.org.

VisitNich.com Bowl begins Friday

The VisitNich.com Bowl will brings three days of high school sports action to Nicholasville, beginning Friday with a football invitational tournament at the West Jessamine High School field. East Jessamine meets Elizabethtown at 6:30 p.m., and West Jessamine plays Harrison County at 8:45 p.m.

The Soccerama Showcase Tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday. Participating girls teams are Apollo and Murray, along with East and West Jessamine. Participating boys teams are Newport Central and Henderson County, along with East and West Jessamine. Soccer games will be held at the East Jessamine Soccer Field. A schedule is available at Visitnich.com.

Camp Nelson public archaeological dig

Dig into the past on the grounds of a Civil War-era supply depot, where thousands of soldiers lived and worked, as Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park hosts a public archaeological dig on Saturday at 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville.

Two sessions will be led by Stephen McBride, director of interpretation, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per person. Artifacts found become part of the ongoing interpretive history of Camp Nelson. Call Peggy McClintock at 859-881-5716 to reserve a spot.

Wine & Canvas event at First Vineyard

First Vineyard will host a Wine & Canvas event from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at 5800 Sugar Creek Pike, Nicholasville. Sip your favorite wine and release your inner Rembrandt. To reserve a seat, go to Wineandcanvas.com. The cost is $35, which includes step-by-step instructions, a 16-by-20 canvas and everything needed to create a “summer bouquet” painting. Call 859-421-8819.

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