Sunday, April 21
• Friends of the Library annual book sale bag day, 1-5 p.m., Richmond Mall. All books that fit in shopping bag go for $1.
Monday, April 22
• Madison County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, 7 p.m., Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College.
Tuesday, April 23
• Alcohol Referendum Information Session, 7 p.m., Baird Lounge at Berea College. The group Economic Progress for Berea is conducting a petition drive for a local referendum on alcohol sales in the city.
Wednesday, April 24
• EKU memorial service, 4 p.m., Meditation Chapel. Will honor current and retired faculty and staff and students who have died since April 2012.
• EKU Symphonic Band and University Singers spring concert, 8 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
• “Vanities,” by EKU Theatre, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building. (Not recommended for younger audiences.)
Thursday, April 25
• GOP Ladies Club, 12:30 p.m., Central Bank community room, 305 W. Main St., Richmond. For details, call Tabitha Evans, 985-9942.
• Richmond schools’ Youth Service Center advisory board, B. Michael Caudill Middle, 3:30 p.m.
• Madison County School Board work session, 6 p.m., Central Office, South Keeneland Drive.
• National Association of Music Parents meeting, 6 to 6:45 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.
• “In the Key of G” concert fundraiser for a generator at McCready Manor, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Main St., Richmond. Performance by Beth, Gene and Jonathan Kleppinger. Performance is free, but donations are appreciated.
• 10th anniversary Hands Flour Spring Dance Weekend, Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. For registration form and details, go to www.hands4-berea.com or call 986-7584.
• National Puppetry Day celebration in Berea. For details, visit www.puppetsandsuch.com
• Madison County Airport open house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ribbon cutting, noon; free barbecue served noon to 2 p.m. Follow signs from either Exit 77 or 83 from Interstate 75.
• EKU Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and University Singers join Alumni Reunion Choir in concert, 3 p.m., Brock Auditorium.
• “The Affordable Care Act: What It Means to You,” 6 p.m., Madison County Extension Center, 230 Duncannon Lane. For details, call 623-4072.
• Treble Clef Youth Chorus concert, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $5.
Sunday, April 21
- Lifestyles & Community
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
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