News briefs, March 14

Published 7:49 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Understanding Islam seminar

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 285 Hill-n-Dale, presents “Understanding Islam from a Christian Perspective” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18. The speaker will be Adam Francisco, who earned his PhD from Oxford University, and is currently professor at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

This one-day conference and lunch are free to the public. Please provide us with a complimentary RSVP for meal planning by calling (859) 236-2970 or

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Rotary International Dinner Saturday

Danville Rotary will hold its annual International Dinner Saturday, March 18. This year, Rotary is raising $10,000 for the Danville-Boyle County Senior Center for refurbishment of its community room. After the project is completed, the room will be available to all non-profit organizations in the county.

The dinner event will be held at Centre College’s Chowan Building, 820 W. Perryville St., Danville. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and available from President Allan Crain, (859) 516-1434.

Since 2000 Danville Rotary has contributed over $210,000 to projects benefiting the local community, including $45,000 for Wilderness Trace Child Development; $25,425 for a Millennium Park soccer field; and $25,025 for Millennium Park picnic and pavilion areas. Last year, Rotary’s capital project was $10,000 for the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society.