News Briefs for March 28

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Pet adoption day on Saturday

Willow Creek Sanctuary will hold a pet adoption day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply on the Danville bypass. Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society, Hopper’s Halfway Home, Mutts with Manners and other organizations will also participate. A vaccination clinic will be available after 12:30 p.m.

 

Spring birding hike  set for Saturday

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will host a spring birding hike beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in the refuge parking lot. It will be an opportunity to see how the mild winter and early warm weather have affected both the migrants and year-round residents.

The hike will include some areas of the refuge not normally open to the public, the Roy Ellis Fork Trail, and a visit to the Fred Loetscher Bird Blind. Jane Brantley, education director, will lead the hike. Dress for the weather, including long pants and socks (ticks already are active), and wear sturdy walking shoes. Binoculars are recommended, but if you don’t have a pair, loaners will be available.

The refuge is a 500-acre preserve 13 miles from Danville on Carpenter Creek Road just off Ky. 37 near Forkland. More information about the refuge can be found at www.ckwr.org.

 

Upcoming Boyle library events

The Boyle County Public Library has the following upcoming events:

  • A blood drive will be held noon-4:30 p.m. April 4. Call (800) 775-2522 to make an appointment to donate blood.
  • The Mahan Gallery will be displaying Fox Hutt’s fiber/wearable art in the exhibit, “A New Angle on Tradition,” from Thursday through May 6.
  • The Third Thursday Book Club will discuss “Up From the Blue” by Susan Henderson at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 19. Copies are available at the circulation desk.
  • The Friends of the Library American Comedy Classics II film series continues 7 p.m. Thursday in the community meeting room with a 1942 road comedy directed by David Butler and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.

 

Meetings

Danville-Boyle County Recreation Commission — 4 p.m. today in the fiscal courtroom at the Boyle County Courthouse. Items on the agenda include: treasurer’s report; old business of fitness center membership report, Centre field contract, city manager meeting and Easter egg hunt; maintenance department report of pool update, memorial trees and Mar-mix replacement; director’s report of youth basketball tournament, cheerleading exhibition, adult league basketball tournament, racquetball tournament, youth football survey and summer playgrounds; petitions and requests; and new business of True CS-550 treadmills, community garden and the 2012-2013 budget.

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