The Council on Postsecon-dary Education, the coordinating board for the states system of postsecondary education, will hold a forum in Lexington to get opinions from area residents on a variety of issues affecting postsecondary education. The public is encouraged to participate in the forum scheduled Thursday, October 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm at Henry Clay High School.
The forum is being held for residents of the Bluegrass Area Development district. The counties represented in the district include Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford.
The forum is part of a year-long process to review and update the statewide plan that will mobilize the resources of the postsecondary education system over the next few years. This process is required by the Postsecondary Education Act of 1997 (House Bill 1).
Info, 502/ 573.1555, ext. 248, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of the Mayor has scheduled another Government to the People Expo for Thursday, October 14th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Stonewall Elementary School, 3215 Cornwall Dr., Lexington. The Government to the People program brings representatives from the divisions of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to meet with the residents of various neighborhoods.
Info, 859/ 258.3100.
The United Way of the Bluegrass will host a Chevy Chase Community chili cook-off Friday, October 15th.
The cook-off will take place from 11am - 1pm at 641 Euclid Avenue. A five dollar donation will get you all the chili you can sample
The University of Kentucky Bluegrass Care Clinic will sponsor free, confidential HIV testing and counseling from 10am to 4:30pm Friday, October 15th, during National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The testing will take place in the Bluegrass Care Clinic, located on the second floor of Kentucky Clinic, 740 South Limestone St. Appointments are not necessary. Refreshments will be provided.
Info 859/ 323.4792, or e-mail
The Farmers Market will have their new calendars available for sale this Saturday, October 16th at their Vine Street location. Featured vendors will be on hand to sign this very special edition, and, of course, participate in any Q and A you may have about their new advances in crops or produce.
The First Annual Bluegrass Energy Expo will be held October 16 - 17 at the Lexington Center, 430 W. Vine St. The expo will encourage environmental awareness and responsible use of energy-related natural resources. There is no admission charge to the event, which will be from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 16th, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, October 17th.
Info, Ben Perry at 606/ 256.0077, or email:
Web site, for schedule of attractions, www.bluegrassenergyexpo.org.
The following candidate forum for state legislative races have been scheduled. These are being sponsored by the Lexington League of Women Voters and the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals Association.
At 1:30pm on Saturday, October 16th Central Kentucky Voter 2004, a nonpartisan, issue-focused, get-out-the-voted campaign, is holding a Rally for LexTran and Voter Fair.
The rally and fair will be at Phoenix Park. Speakers include Justin Dobbs from Citizens Connecting Our Community, the campaign committee working on behalf of mass transportation. Other speakers will include elderly, disabled, and low-wage bus riders.
CK Voter 04 is asking voters show their support for a YES vote on the LexTran referendum.
A No Amendment rally will be held in Triangle Park Tuesday, October 19th at 6pm. The purpose of the rally is to get citizens to vote against an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
There will be entertainment provided by Club Dub and Wishing Chair.
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