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Jessamine County: Berea Neighborhood Food Project receives grant to distribute healthful food to community

The Berea Neighborhood Food Project has been selected as one of 12 winners from across the country to receive a $4,000-$10,000 grant from CSX Transportation and The Conservation Fund to improve the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthful food to community members in need. The organization will use the grant to build a mobile produce cart that will serve low-income and high-risk communities by distributing free produce and staple foods, as well as provide educational, nutrition-based workshops and connect communities with SNAP Double Dollars and Farmers Market WIC vouchers.

CSX and The Conservation Fund awarded grants in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Learning to live with diabetes

The Jessamine County Health Department will sponsor free diabetes self-management training from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at 215 East Maple Street, Nicholasville. The training will be repeated at the same time on Jan. 28. The class will explain diabetes medicines, high- and low-blood sugars, monitoring, foot care, long-term complications, healthy eating habits and more. The classes are offered through the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Call (859) 885-4149, Ext. 1025, to register for the class.

Annual pipe organ series

Asbury University’s Music Department continues its 12th annual Pipe Organ Performance Series at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Hughes Auditorium in Wilmore. Jon Johnson, former associate organist and choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, will perform. Johnson is currently organist and director of music at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington. He holds a master’s of music degree in organ performance and the sacred music diploma from the Eastman School of Music, a master’s of music in choral conducting and a bachelor’s of music in organ performance from East Carolina University.

Adolf Rupp tribute

Celebrate Wildcat history with actor Edward B. Smith’s portrayal of Kentucky basketball’s legendary coach Adolf Rupp at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wilmore Senior Community Center, 1125 Lexington Road. This free program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Refreshments will be served. Reserve space by calling Alan at (859) 858-3865, Ext. 238.

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