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Welcome to the Friday Five, where The Register asks five questions to preview local events or highlight area artists.

On Saturday, the Richmond Tractor Supply store is hosting a pet adoption event.

Brian Green, store manager of the Tractor Supply in Richmond, provides more details.

1 Why did Tractor Supply in Richmond decide to host a pet adoption event?

Tractor Supply Company is an active supporter of pet rescue and adoption, and their mission is to find safe, welcoming homes for pets and animals in need. By hosting pet adoption events at their stores, community members are able to engage with and support local rescue groups, which often times results in new, safe homes for furry friends in need.

2 Why is pet rescue and adoption so important to Tractor Supply?

Tractor Supply celebrates pets and animals of all shapes and sizes year-round. With pet adoption events, the rural lifestyle retailer gets to show their support for local rescue groups while caring for the pets and animals that play an integral role in the Richmond community.

3 Why is it important to host a pet adoption event in a safe and welcoming location?

Tractor Supply is a family-friendly environment that welcomes all types of leashed, friendly pets into their store. The same goes for rescue animals - Tractor Supply seeks to provide a safe, welcoming space for these furry friends to feel right at home.

4 What can people expect when they come out Saturday morning?

The Richmond Humane Society will be on site with their pets and animals who are in search of a new home. Neighbors are invited to come out to the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- it's sure to be an exciting day for the Richmond community!

5 Will there be anything else going on Saturday during the event?

There will also be a petting zoo, which will have llamas, miniature cattle, miniature goats and more.

Five more for the weekend, week ahead:

• Guided Hike at the Pinnacles this weekend, 10 a.m. each day, the Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Road, Berea. Weather permitting, a Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the BC Forest. For more information, call 859-756-3315.

• RAAC's Blues, Soul, and Bar-B-Que is tonight at the Richmond Area Arts Center. The musicians will perform classic electric blues and soul standards from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s as well as a variety of modern tunes that draw from those pivotal musical traditions. A classic barbecue meal with sides will be provided by Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que and there will be a cash bar and soft drinks. Former members of the Exiles, Mike Howard and Mack Davenport, and The Westbrook Trio will be performing. Additional special guest Memphis recording artist Jewel Jones will also be performing. Jones is a former background vocalist for Denise LaSalle, Shirley Brown and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 859-624-4242. Admission to the dinner and performance is $30. There will be no tickets sales at the door.

• "Oklahoma!" will be performed at the Spotlight Playhouse, 214 Richmond Road North, Berea, this weekend. Performances are 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. For information, or to buy tickets, go to or call 859-756-0011.

• June's basket class at the Richmond Area Arts Council, A Morning at the Farmer's Market, is part of the "Back to Basics" series. Janice Luxon will teach this class on Saturday, June 29. Join in the fun at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street. The class will start promptly at 9 a.m. and your basket should be completed by early afternoon. A Morning at the Farmers Market is a useful basket that Janice has designed to carry fruits, vegetables, or many other items. It is woven on a 10" X 14" D handle with start and stop weaving. Luxon will provide dyed reed to show a splash of color to reflect your favorite vegetables. The finished size is 18" X 10" X 6". The tuition is $65 and includes all materials. You may register for the class by calling 859-624-4242 or email Call today as class size is limited. Tools that will be helpful include a small bucket, towel, tape measure, pencil, clothespins, a Weave Rite tool or small flat headed screw driver, and spoke weights.

• Celebrate America, a co-production of the Madison Community Band, the Richmond Area Arts Council/Madison Singers, and the music ministry of the First Baptist Church, takes place Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Eastern Bypass. The program will consist of about an hour of music chosen to celebrate America's independence and the freedoms we enjoy. Featured will be local finger-style guitar phenom Parker Hastings, tenor Michael Welch and baritone Tim Wilson. There will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.

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