Sunday, May 5
• Legendary rock band ZZ TOP, 7 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. For tickets, call 622-7469 or visit www.ekucenter.com.
Monday, May 6
• No newspaper today. The Richmond Register will no longer be publishing a Monday edition.
• Mother's Day Craft & Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St., Richmond. Make Mom a keepsake keychain, then have fun reading to our trained reading dogs, Morgan, Lily, Sneetches and Scrum.
• Richmond/Madison County AARP, 10:30 a.m., Betty Miller Center, 325 N. Estill Ave., Richmond. American Legion/VFW will present a program about Memorial Day. Potluck meal will follow.
• Berea Human Rights Commission, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., community room of City Hall, 212 Chestnut St.
Tuesday, May 7
• Richmond Parks and Recreation Board, noon, Recreation Center, 321 N. Second St.
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Police and Municipal Building auditorium, 304 Chestnut St.
• Paint Lick Book Club 7 p.m., Friends of Paint Lick Building. May book is “Even Now” by Karen Kingsbury, a Christian fiction novel about teen pregnancy. Copies may be picked up at Friends of Paint Lick. For details, call Laura McWilliams, Garrard County Public Library, 859-792-3424.
• NAMI, 6:30 p.m., board room of St. Joseph Berea hospital.
Wednesday, May 8
• Madison County Retired Teachers Association, 11:30 a.m., Fountain Park First Church of God, 5000 Secretariat Drive (off Jacks Creek Road). Meal provided at no cost. Speaker is Debbie Murrell, KRTA membership specialist.
• “Global Warming: A Climate “Wake Up’ Story” with Connie Barlow and Rev. Michael Dowd, noon, Union Church, Berea. For details, call Joan at 986-3725.
Thursday, May 9
• Joint meeting of Madison County, Richmond and Berea governing bodies, 11:30 a.m., County Extension Center, Duncannon Lane.
• Madison County School Board, 6 p.m., MCHS Douglas House Lecture Hall.
Saturday, May 11
• EKU spring commencement, 9 a.m. for College of Health Sciences and College of Justice & Safety; 1:30 p.m. for College of Arts and Sciences; 7:30 p.m. for College of Business & Technology and College of Education. First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the 7:30 p.m. ceremony, tickets are required. A live telecast of her speech will be presented at the EKU Centre for the Arts. All commencements are at the Alumni Coliseum.
• Gourd art demonstration by Sally Cammack, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Letter Carrier Food Drive. Place non-perishable items by mailbox to be picked up on Saturday only.
• Youth Services Center Advisory Council for Madison Middle and Madison Central, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building Center, 704 N. Second St., Richmond.
Sunday, May 5
- 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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