I'm enjoying Lexington's latest art craze, the doors depicting various scenes around town. I'm especially impressed with two depicting dining experiences: "Outdoor Cafe" and "Room Service."
Elizabeth Buckley's "Outdoor Cafe" was a particular favorite, with its short-sleeved young waiter serving a couple. The cross pendant around the young ladies' neck, though, ruins the impression, transforming what might've been a light-hearted effort into a commercial for Christianity. Tourists from the Bible belt might appreciate the touch yet more evolved viewers will no doubt dismiss it.
Emerson Quillen's "Room Service," with its jaunty waiter carrying a tray, creates a more sophisticated door, seemingly inspired by his European background.
What a delightful addition to Lexington's summer scene.
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An interfaith prayer vigil has been planned to remember the 2nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. All are invited to attend in Triangle Park for 15 minutes of silence and 15 minutes of liturgy, song, and prayer. The vigil will be held from 5:30 - 6:00pm Thursday, September 11.
Call (859) 323-5495 for more info.
The Lexington Metropolitan Planning Organization needs help in developing a long-range Transportation Plan. Just as well, the bicycle and pedestrian element is gathering info on the needs of the community. If you want your voice to be heard, there will be a public meeting Thursday, September 11th at 6:30pm at the Jessamine Chamber of Commerce.
Komen Breast Cancer Gala
The second annual "pink tie gala" will benefit the Lexington affiliate of the Susan B. Komen Breast cancer Foundation. The event kicks off Saturday, September 13th at 6.30 with cocktails. The event will be hosted by Sam Dick and Jennifer Nime. Jockey Patricia J. Cooksey, a cancer survivor, will receive the Celebration of Life Award. Tickets are $75 per person, reservations are required.
Call 859/ 223.0851.
The general meeting of the Bluegrass Group of the Sierra Club will be held on Monday, September 15th at the Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Rd., at 7:30pm. Aldo Leopold, the great American naturalist, will be the speaker! Come and hear Mr. Leopold (in the person of Al Carr) expound on his life, his commitment to conservation, and the land ethic. Free and open to the public.
The Race Is On
Candidates seeking office this November will be part of televised forums on KET. The forums can be seen on Mondays throughout the month of September. The next forum, September 15th at 8pm, will feature candidates for the offices of auditor and treasurer. Check ket.org for a full listing of candidates and airtimes.
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Women and minorities seeking to improve their business acumen can sign up for a 16-week Minority and Women Contractor Training Program. Programs are designed to help women and minorities compete for work and be more successful. Registration for the classes will end by September 30th. To qualify, contractors must be in business with 51 percent minority or women ownership. For more info, call 859/ 258.3261, or 859/ 257.7666 for an application.
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