Grant applications available in Lancaster
City of Lancaster community grant applications for the fiscal year 2011-2012 are now available at city hall or by e-mailing Councilwoman Maggie Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due Oct. 1.
Freedom Fund Banquet planned by NAACP
The Danville-Boyle County NAACP plans its Freedom Fund Banquet for 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at First Christian Church, 555 Lexington Ave., Danville. Keynote speaker will be Will James, plant president of Toyota Georgetown, U.S.A. The theme will be “NAACP, One Nation, One Dream”.
A donation of $15 per person, not tax deductible, will be taken. For more information, call (859) 936-2004 or fax inquires to (859) 936-2004.
Sen. Paul to speak during chamber event
The public is invited to the next AT&T and the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce public policy series 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Danville Country Club. Senator Rand Paul will be the guest speaker.
For reservations, contact the chamber at (859) 236-2361. The cost for the event includes lunch and is $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.
Paul, Kentucky's Junior U.S. Senator, will address attendees and answer questions from the public. A libertarian and member of the Tea Party movement, Paul won the Senate seat vacated by long-time Senator Jim Bunning.
Masonic lodge plans ham breakfast
Danville Masonic Lodge 28, will have its monthly country ham breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday at 400 N. Fourth St. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes country ham, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pastries, coffee, milk and orange juice. Everyone is welcome and donations are accepted. RBring stables or canned goods for the local food banks.
Wellness center offering Fit Kids class
McDowell Wellness Center announces another session of its popular Fit Kids class, beginning Sept. 6. The classes will include cardiovascular endurance, strength conditioning and muscle endurance, flexibility training, body image and water safety. Sessions will be in the aerobics studio, outside and in the pool.
The class meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and lasts four weeks. The class is for children ages 8 through 12.
The cost is $35 for children of current wellness center members or $50 for children whose parents are not members.
Class size is limited. For more information or to enroll, please call (859) 936-9355.
The Boyle County Library wants the community to know: Summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Novel Destinations Bingo is an adult summer reading program started July 1 and will run through Aug. 26. Participants may get a game card, start reading and attending events at the library to score points, then enter weekly raffles and win prizes. For more information or bingo cards, see the circulation or reference desks.
Boyle library schedule released
Jack Covell plays in the Music Garden — 3-5 p.m. Aug. 20
Third Thursday Book Club:
The book for the Aug. 18 discussion is “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt. Book discussions are held at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the scheduled Thursdays
Discussion books are available at the circulation desk a month in advance of the discussion. Next month’s selection will be “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte. This book can be picked up at the book discussion or from the circulation desk starting Aug. 18.
Call (859) 238-7323 or come by the library to sign up for workshops which will be offered in the Computer Lab as follows:
Word Workshop — 6 p.m. Thursday
Introduction to the Internet Workshop — 10 a.m. Aug. 9
Keyboarding I, II, III Workshops — 3 p.m. Aug. 10, 17 and 24
Excel Workshop — 6 p.m. Aug. 18
Flyers-posters Workshop — 10 a.m. Aug. 30
Summer Reading ended July 14, and after a three week break, regular Children Story Hours will begin again Aug. 9 at the times listed below:
Toddlers — 18 months old through 2 years old with parent: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Pre-Schoolers — 3-5 years, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Kindergarten through first grade — 11:30 am Wednesdays
Second grade and older – 10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Spanish story hour — 4 p.m. Wednesdays, all ages invited
Danville City Commission — noon Monday for a special called meeting at city hall. The agenda includes a city commission workshop on the city manager hiring process. Action may be taken with regards to how the city commission will proceed with the hiring process.