• National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), noon, Ryan’s Steakhouse off Exit 87 of Interstate 75, Richmond. Guest speaker Susan Horn, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will discuss coming year’s insurance rates and other health-care issues. Also, chapter will elect officers. For details, call John Wilson, 623-6776.
• Madison County Democratic Women’s Club, 6 p.m., Ryan’s Steakhouse off Exit 87 of Interstate 75, Richmond. Capt. Sally Love of the Salvation Army in Richmond to speak. Each member asked to bring can of beef stew, chicken/dumplins, spaghetti/ meat sauce or peanut butter to donate.
• Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary membership meeting, 6 p.m., Irvinton House in Irvine-McDowell Park. To RSVP, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
• EKU presidential search community forum, 6:30 p.m. in Posey Auditorium of the Stratton Building on Kit Carson Drive south of the Eastern Bypass.
• Farm-City Banquet, 6:30 p.m, Madison County Cooperative Extension Center, Duncannon Lane. For details and reservations, call 623-4072.
• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., Berea Police and Municipal Building auditorium, 304 Chestnut St.
• Youth Services Center for Madison Middle and Madison Central High Schools Advisory Council, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building, 704 North Second St.
• KBA 1-Day Basketball Showcase, boys/girls 3rd-9th grade. For details, call 859-219-9272 or visit www.playkba.com.
• Richmond City Commission, 4:30 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular session, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Gallery on Main opening reception for “Just Add Heat,” by Jennifer McLamb and Stacey Street, 5:30-7 p.m., inside Community Trust Bank, Richmond, across from Madison County Courthouse.
• Sustainable Berea Fall Gathering, 6:30 p.m., Berea Friends Meeting House, 300 Harrison Road.
• Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association, 12:15 p.m., God’s Outreach, 1512 East Main St., Richmond. Lunch provided. KRTA Executive Director Bob Wagner will speak.
• Medicare 2013 Part C (health) and Part D (drug) plan comparisons and enrollment at Richmond Senior Citizens Center, 1215 W. Main St., 2 to 4 p.m. Individuals should bring a printed list of their medications, including dosage.
• One-time weaving workshop with Alisa Vogt, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Paint Lick Community Arts Center. Weaving yarn on a cardboard loom will be demonstrated. Participants may bring yarn to make bookmarks, cozies, bracelets, etc., but materials will be provided. Fee: $10. To register, call 925-2741.
• EKU Dance Theatre Fall Concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 622-2171.
• “Life is a Dream” by EKU Theatre, Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building. Performaces 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 622-1323.
- Lifestyles & Community
Beef Cattle Association field day is Thursday
Make plans to attend the Madison County Beef Cattle Association field day on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the farm of Dr. Eugene Bowling, 1437 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Signs will be posted.
This meeting qualifies as a CAIP educational component.
Eat local and eat with the seasons
This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, and what could be more important to our survival than clean air, clean water and clean food?
Proper care enables planting of Easter lilies
Did you receive or purchase an Easter lily? If so, be sure to treat it right and you will be able to plant it outside this spring.
4-H Camping Season Nears
Hopefully, we have seen the last of the snow for the year, so now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.
These things cause me concern for the future
I was just thinking the other day about things that are happening in this country that do not bode well for the future.
Cruisin’ with the Oldies
With the sound of classic songs wafting through the air Saturday, hundreds of people took advantage of the summer-like temperatures and turned out for the Kirksville Community Center car show.
It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
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