Fayette County

Fayette County briefs: AVOL marks anniversary, model airplane club flies in, Greek festival at Red Mile and more

AIDS Volunteers Inc. (AVOL) will host a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kentucky Theatre to honor 25 years of service in Central and Eastern Kentucky and to collaborate with the community about ideas for the future.

AVOL's 25th anniversary reception will feature musical performances, awards, a memorial and a video presentation about AVOL's work. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Avolky.org.The Lexington Model Airplane Club will showcase scale versions of some of history's most well-known aircraft at its airfield located at 4200 Hedger Lane next to the LFUCG landfill in eastern Fayette County from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

The three-day event will culminate with an air show at noon Saturday.

Model airplane pilots will perform skillful aerobatic maneuvers with all types of remote-control model aircraft. The pilots, many of whom also pilot full-size aircraft, will come from Central Kentucky and surrounding areas to show off their model aircraft and their remote-control flying skills.

Taking off from the Lexington Model Airplane Club's 650-foot asphalt runway adds realism to the scale aircraft. These giants of the model airplane world look and fly just like the real aircraft with their 6-foot and larger wing spans, engine sizes up to 175cc displacement, and price tags in the thousands of dollars to build.

Admission and parking are free, but donations are requested. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information, visit Lmacky.org or call Curtis Adams at (859) 421-0421.

'A Taste of Greece'

The Greek Festival 2012 featuring "A Taste of Greece" will be Friday-Sunday at Red Mile Race Track Clubhouse, 1200 Red Mile Road. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature Greek food/pastries, a silent auction, live Greek music and dancing and a boutique sale.

The festival is sponsored by Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church of Lexington. A portion of the $2 admission will benefit the American Diabetes Association and the Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

For more information, call (859) 266-1921 or visit Lexingtongreekfestival.com.

Concert band hosts open rehearsals

The Central Kentucky Concert Band will conduct open rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Sept. 20 and 27 in the band room in Mitchell Fine Arts Building at Transylvania University. Adult brass, woodwind, and percussion players are invited to attend.

CKCB is a 70-plus-member wind ensemble formed in 1976 that performs three regular concerts each year and hosts a summer series of outdoor concerts. CKCB participated in this summer's Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville.

For more information, visit Ckcb.org.

Celebrity reader week at Radio Eye

Central Kentucky Radio Eye, Kentucky's only radio reading service for the visually impaired or physically disabled, is hosting its sixth annual Celebrity Reader Week this week. Local celebrities from the arts, media and government, including Sue Wylie, Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone, and Lexington Vice-Mayor Linda Gorton will join volunteers in Radio Eye's broadcasting studio for live readings from the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal and other programming.

While the organization focuses on bringing the written word to those who need help, the event is available to the general public, through the cooperation of the Lexington Public Library, on Lexington Insight Cable TV, Library Channel 20, from 8 a.m.-noon, and on the internet at Radioeye.org.

Flu shots available

Flu shots are available from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Public Health Clinic, 805 Newtown Circle. The shots are being offered by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. No appointment is necessary. The cost is $25.

For more information, visit LexFluCrew.com and on the flu hotline, (859) 288-7529.

Make skeleton masks at LASC

The Headley-Whitney Museum will present the next Art After Hours at the Living Arts & Science Center from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Join students, young professionals and others in the community in preparing for the LASC's annual Day of the Dead festival and parade that will take place on Nov. 1 as a way to honor and remember the lives of departed friends and family. Introduction to the staff, a tour of the facility and a fun interactive activity will be available during the event.

Art After Hours participants will create skeleton masks adorned with seeds, flowers and other natural materials. Masks will be publicly displayed as part of LASC's community art installation leading up to the festival, when participants can take part in the candlelight parade.

LASC is located at 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. For more information visit Lasclex.org or call (859) 252-5222. For more information about the Headley-Whitney Museum, visit Headley-whitney.org.

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