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News briefs, March 28

Heritage Hospice to hold volunteer training

Heritage Hospice Inc. will host volunteer training on Thursday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. at Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Dr., Danville. To register, contact Volunteer Services at (859) 236-2425 or email rknies@heritagehospice.com. Other dates available upon request.

 

Ky. Arts Council seeking artists’ submissions

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting submissions for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit, with a deadline of April 10. Submissions are welcome from any Kentucky artist, 18 or older. This year’s theme is “We Are Kentucky,” and submissions should reflect something that has made the artist proud to call the Bluegrass state home.

The exhibit will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort from May 1 through June 1.

All submissions must be original work by the artist, two-dimensional and ready to hang. The overall dimensions, including frame, should not exceed 36 inches in width.

The annual show is coordinated by the arts council on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin.

For more information or to submit work, visit the arts council’s website or contact Dave Blevins, arts marketing director, at david.blevins@ky.gov or (502) 892-3120.

 

Historic overlay workshop

Danville’s Architectural Heritage Board is having a free workshop titled “How to Protect our Future by Preserving our History” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Boyle County Public Library community room. Danville preservation coordinator Joni House will explain the city’s historic district overlay guidelines and share information about how individuals and business owners can put available financial incentives to work for them.

House said she is planning on having some fun at the workshop too by having a historic architecture trivia game where chocolate is the prize. “Everybody loves chocolate,” she said.

 

Beginning birdwatchers event at wildlife refuge

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will host a beginning birdwatchers event on Saturday, March 30. This event is for anyone who would like to learn the basic skills needed to participate in one of the most popular pastimes in America.

The event will start at 10 a.m. in the parking lot. We will start with an orientation in the bird blind.  After the orientation, we will go for a short walk through varied habitat, looking for migrating songbirds as well as our resident birds.

This event is suitable for children. Participants should provide their own binoculars and dress for the weather. For additional information please see our Facebook page or check our website at ckwr.org.

 

Free health screenings March 30

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on March 30 at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Harrodsburg from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50).

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel. Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

Participants must be 18 years of age and older. Appointments can be made by calling (270) 316-8654 or (502) 275-6391. Walk-ins are welcome.