Write about it

If anyone ever doubted that Lexington is a prosaic and mediocre town, just look at the two we have running for mayor.

At the polls, I encourage everyone to write in the name of a Lexington resident who has positively impacted your life, be it teacher, minister, neighbor, parent. That person may not be our next mayor, but at least you haven't sold out and voted once again for the lesser of two evils.

-Kathy Miller

Lexington KY

Ace will accept letters regarding the November election through Friday October 25. There's a 200 word limit. No letters from candidates, their relatives, or their staff will be accepted. Original, signed letters, with complete contact info may be mailed to: Ace Letters, 486 W. 2nd Street, Lexington KY 40507.

Ace is sitting out the political endorsement process this fall. In place of a fall endorsement edition, we will publish our annual Power Issue on October 31.

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Mail: 486 West Second St , Lexington, Ky 40507


A Blessing for the Animals

The Church of the Advent will host a "A Blessing of the Animals" honoring the Feast of St. Francis at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18, at 118 N Walnut, in Cynthiana. All size animals welcome.Info, 859-234-2345.


Saturday, October 19 a water festival celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act will be held at Lexington's Living Arts and Science Center. Displays and activities will be provided by Bluegrass PRIDE, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, and other groups. To contact Kentucky Pride, call 866-222-1648; Living Arts and Science Center call 252-5222.

Monday, October 21 the Kentucky Water Alliance and the Sierra Club will host a reception and talk in Lexington to commemorate the Clean Water Act's 30th anniversary, 5 - 7 p.m. at the McConnell Springs Environmental Education Center on Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington. It will then move to the auditorium at the Shriner's Hospital on Richmond Road for a 7:30 Sierra Club presentation on "Keeping the Promise of Clean Water." For more info, contact call 859-255-8216.

A Run on Richmond

Saturday, October 19, the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences will host a 5K run/walk 9am at Jacobson Park on Richmond Road. Registration is $16, begins at 7:30 am. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Cardinal Hill Sensory Integration Camp for Children and UK physical therapy students. Info, call 859/271-1041.

Fall Blooms

The University of Kentucky/ Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum, "Fall Plant Exchange," Saturday, October 19 at 9am. This event welcomes plant lovers to exchange plant divisions, seedlings, fertilizer and other gardening items. After the exchange will be the "Bulbs for Bountiful Spring Blooms" workshop, conducted by Susan Capley, Arboretum Horticulturist. This hands-on workshop will provide suggestions on colorful spring bulbs, and planting tips. Info, call 257-6955

Peace in the park

The Council for Peace & Justice will host a rally, Iraq: A Rally for Sane Actions-War Fuels Terrorism at Phoenix Park, in front of the downtown library 3:00pm, Sunday, October 20. Bring your own sign. The event will occur rain or shine.

Back to school

UK will hold a free Back-to-School Workshop for Adults from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in room 230 of the Student Center on campus.

The workshop is open to all adults returning to college or those attending college for the first time. Info, 257-8126 or 257-3159.

Pleas for playthings

Lexington's annual firefighter's toy program Toys for Tots,is getting a head start on this year's drive to collect new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations for children. Donations can be given at any Lexington fire station or at the Urban County Government Center starting November 1st through December 13th. Toys will then be distributed at Heritage Hall December 17th. For more information about how to donate call 243-0351. In order to apply to receive toys, go to the office of the Fraternal Order of Firefighters at 1008-B Eastland Drive. Applications will be accepted from October 28th through November 29th. For application requirements call 225-6547.

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