The Public Service Commission's hearing on the proposed sale of the Kentucky American Water Company was scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at press. The originally scheduled hearing before the PSC had been postponed after Blue Grass FLOW asked for, and was granted, an extension to build their case for local ownership.

For the Kids

Transylvania University, in partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, presents "A Night For the Kids," featuring musical artists Sarah Beth Terry and Mike Baker. The concert will be held Friday, November 22, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania University's Carrick Theatre, located in Mitchell Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be $2 at the door and will benefit St. Jude through Up 'til Dawn, a student-sponsored program.

Rally for a Hate-Free Lexington

A Rally for a Hate-Free Lex will take place at 2 pm Sunday, November 24th at the Downtown Arts Center, across from the public library at 141 East Main St.

Members from the gay community in Lexington have organized this forum in response to the hatred expressed against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

Also, a small group representing Hate-Free Lexington and trained in methods of non-violence will be on-site at Cathedral of Christ the King the morning of November 24th. If you are interested, you can send one or two people from your group to the non-violence training. Contact Hate Free Lexington via e-mail at info@hatefreelexington.org.

Creative Art

The University of Kentucky Art Museum is hosting a creative writing workshop from 2-3:30pm on Sunday, November 24. This class will explore the many connections between the visual arts and creative writing. Facilitator Heather Bennett will use writing exercises to aide participants in creating poetry, essays, and fiction based on the works of art in the museum. The workshop will take place in the UK Art Museum. To register, call 257-5717.

Blank Generation

Lexington native Richard Hell (of "Blank Generation" from Richard Hell and the Voidoids) has more material for fans after a considerable time out of the spotlight. His latest book, Hot and Cold: Essays, Poems, Lyrics, Notebooks, Pictures, Fiction is out, along with a two CD set, Time. Hell, now 53, was born Richard Meyers in Lexington, and is considered by many to be one of the godfathers of punk. He's an occasional contributor to Ace (archives online), and currently lives in Manhattan.\

Give more than Thanks

Rather than just gorging yourself on turkey and stuffing this year, you can give back. With the help of God's Pantry, which is a member of America's Second harvest food banking network, you can help feed those less fortunate this holiday season. To get involved, contact the Nathaniel Mission at 254.3210, or the Salvation Army at 252.7706.

To submit an advocacy/activism activity or event for Quickies, email rkirkland@aceweekly.com, or editor@aceweekly.com.