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New Opportunity Schoolf for Women Season of Giving Celebration & Fundraiser

Berea First Christian Church Fellowship Hall
The New Opportunity School for Women hosts its first annual for Season of Giving Celebration & Fundraiser. All are welcome to attend and join in the food, fun, holiday music, and fellowship. A variety of food and drink items will be available. This is a drop in event, so please feel free to join us as your schedule permits or stay for the duration. We’ll have door prizes announced every 15 minutes, so make sure to get your tickets at the door. Also, please consider participating in one or all of our special fundraising events (all proceeds go to the NOSW).

Lori Sliwa, Executive Director


Greentree Tearoom
Fundraising Dinner at The Greentree Tearoom on behalf of the Lexington Chamber Chorale
As a prelude to our 23rd season, The Greentree Tearoom hosts a gourmet dinner on September 18. The evening begins with wine and appetizers at 6:30, followed by a delicious three-course meal, for only $80. There will be a preview of the first concert, IN HONOR OF ORIANA - Elizabeth 1 (Oct. 19), by an ensemble from the Chorale, and a visit from the "Queen" herself.

Seating is limited, and tickets may be purchased from any Chorale board member, through the website, or by calling (859) 317-3353.

Kentucky Tour de Cure

Prospect, KY
Tour de Cure offers a great day of cycling and fun through beautiful Kentucky back roads, as well as the personal satisfaction of completing a ride and doing your part in the fight against diabetes. Whether you're a novice, an occasional rider or expert cyclist, we have a route that matches your ability.
Our routes feature full-service rest stops as well as SAG and mechanical and medical support along the way. All routes will travel alongside the beautiful country roads of Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby Counties. Upon crossing the finish line, you will be invited to join us for lunch, to unwind in the massage tent and to enjoy live music and more.
At the current rate, one out of every three Americans born today will eventually develop diabetes. Whether it happens to you, your family, a friend, or a stranger, diabetes affects all of us. Currently, there are nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes.

Through your participation in the Tour de Cure, you will be supporting the 1.5 million people served each year by the American Diabetes Association in Kentuckiana area.

To register or for more information, visit or contact:

Daly Muller
Tour de Cure Manager

Daly Muller
502-452-6072 x 3318

Toast to a Cure

Talon Winery
In order to raise awareness and build community relations among those affected by diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in partnership with Talon Winery, is inviting Bluegrass residents to it’s fourth annual Toast to a Cure. The event supports the American Diabetes Association's mission - to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. Tickets can be purchased at
The Toast to a Cure event will be held at Talon Winery on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will feature live entertainment by the band, Catch 22. Tickets are $15 or $25 with food. Toast to a Cure guests can purchase food from Billy’s BAR-B-Q or pack their own picnic while enjoying an evening of live music, wine, and fun with friends and family.
“We're dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. Toast to a Cure proceeds will help fund ADA research, education and advocacy efforts right here in our community," said Louanne Cooper, American Diabetes Association Board Member. She adds, "With more than 400,000 Kentuckians affected by diabetes, Toast to a Cure is the perfect opportunity for everyone to do their part to find a cure and Stop Diabetes. Working together is the most powerful way to help end diabetes."
Toast to a Cure is a fun and affordable way for companies, community members, families and friends to get behind a great cause.

To be a part of the Cure or for more information, visit or call 859-268-9129.

Down To Earth Community Fundraiser Plant Sale

May 11, 2013 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St., Lexington, KY
Every May, the Down to Earth Garden Club, a non-profit group, holds its annual plant sale fundraiser. The plants are from the members' own gardens, so they are knowledgeable about their characteristics and landscape potential. This event will be rain or shine, offering plants for shade or sun, Natives, Herbs, Vegetables, Perennials, Wildflowers, Grasses, Hostas, and Irises. Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship, such as Habitat for Humanity; Florence Crittenton Home; Chrysalis House; Peace Meal Community Garden; Floracliff Nature Sanctuary; Seed Leaf Community Garden; Walnut Woods; Green Acres Community Garden; Lower Howard's Creek Nature Preserve; The Women's Garden at Wellington Park; Port Royal NA; London-Ferrill Garden; Yates, Squires, Sandersville, and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools’ teaching garden projects; Montessori Middle; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Memorial Garden; the Garden Club of Kentucky; Ashland Terrace Retirement Center; UK/LFUCG Arboretum; Fayette County Cemetery Trust; the Women's Prison Garden Project; Lexington Youth Green Corps; Cross Keys Community Park; Roanoke Greenway Project; Prometheus Farms; Locus Trace Agriscience Farm; The Wallis House; Bluegrass Legacy Trail; Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden; Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center; educational grants and yearly maintenance on the Waveland Perennial Garden. The 2013 sale is on Saturday, May 11th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St. in Lexington , KY. Please visit our website for more information and see descriptions & pictures of some of the plants we will be selling.


Gospel Benefit Singing

Apr 19, 2013 - Apr 20, 2013 7:00 P.M.

Lifehouse Church of God London, Ky
Kevin Wilson singing on April 19 and Derrick Noe singing on April 20 benefit singing and dinners for sell afterwards proceeds for church fundraiser

Bryant or Misty Harris 606-672-4374

Battle of The Axes

May 3, 2013 7:00 P.M.

Lees College Gymnasium
Fundraiser event for the Breathitt Heritage Fair. Basketball tournament between Hazard Fire Department and Jackson Fire Department

Garden Plants and Flower Sale

May 4, 2013 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

John M. Stumbo Elementary, Floyd County Kentucky
Fundraising event coordinated with Mountain Comprehensive Care Greehouse Program in Auxier, Ky. Garden plants, flowers, hanging baskets for sale.

Stephanie Little 606-587-2122

Lily Fire Dept Pig Roast Fundraiser

Nov 4, 2012 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Lily Fire Dept, Hwy 552, next door to Lily Post Office
$7.00 per person(10yrs-64yrs); $5.00 per person (65yrs & older); Meal will include an entree(pulled pork or chicken tenders), two sides, dessert, & a drink. Carryout available

Melva Boggs-Pearce, Public Information Officer

Let's Kick Cancer

Nov 3, 2012 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Laurel-London Opt. Club
St. Jude's Fundraiser
Karate Tournament
Donation Booth
Silent Auction that includes safe and autographed items from professional athletes, various baskets, and Jaco Limousine Service!
Spectator fee: $5.00

Robert H. Williams Cultural Center Gospel Concert

Nov 3, 2012 4:00 P.M.

Shiloh Baptist Church 237 E. Fifth St Lexington, KY
The Robert H. Williams Cultural Center is preparing for its annual Gospel Concert which serves as the Center's largest fundraising event. The concert includes a variety of community choirs, creating a wonderful praise service.

We are asking that you support us in this fundraising event. Our souvenir program will include a patrons list and ads from those who will be supporting us. They educated them and taught them skills in order to enable them to support themselves in life. Later they housed dependent children for the state of Kentucky. In 1988, the organization stopped housing children and became the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center. We have continuosly tried to be a positive force to help the people of this community. The focus has changed but out work continues on.

For more information, contact our office at 859-255-5066.

Klosterman Baking Company’s Leads Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Oct 1, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 8:00 A.M.

Kroger & Meijer retailers throughout Cincinnati
What: Klosterman Baking Company, a family-owned bakery headquartered in Cincinnati, is kicking off its Pink Ribbon Loaves donation campaign benefitting The Pink Ribbon Girls, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Ribbon Girls mission is to provide personalized support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. Klosterman will donate $0.10 for every pink ribbon loaf sold (up to $7,500).

Where: Klosterman’s Pink Ribbon loaves are available in Kroger and Meijer retailers throughout Cincinnati.

Klosterman Baking Company

JoLeigh Live in Concert

Nov 2, 2012 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Allen Central High School Gymnasium
Fundrasing concert for Allen Central J.R.O.T.C Boosters

Anna Ousley (606) 358-5536

Remembering our Babies

Oct 15, 2012 6:30 P.M.

Floyd County Farmers Market, Prestonsburg, KY
October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A service will be held starting at 6:30 pm and at 7:00 pm the National Candlelight Service will begin. Party Lite Candle Fundraiser is being conduct to raise money for March for Babies. Candle will be available for purchase at event. Donations will also be accepted.

Kelly E. Hunt

Ladies Nest Night Fundraiser

Oct 9, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Fabulous Hats 500 West Short Street Downtown Lexington
Three Lexington businesswomen are hosting the Ladies Nest Night Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 9 at Fabulous Hats on Short Street. For a $35 ticket, guests will view holiday fashions from Etcetera and hats created by Anne Sawyer while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Hostesses Anne Sawyer and Jill Brown will offer a percentage of their sales to The Nest, Center for Women, Children & Families.
Patty Breeze of Breeze Financial LLC is the third hostess and organizer of the event. “This is a wonderful opportunity for women to buy a hat and outfit for Keeneland’s fall meet,” Breeze says.” We also want women to know their entire admittance fee will be donated to support the vital work of The Nest in Lexington. We’re hoping to raise between $3,500 and $5,000 with this event.”
The Nest—Center for Women, Children & Families is a local, nonprofit organization that promotes healing, stability and well-being of children and families through four programs: Self-Help Parenting, Domestic Violence Counseling, Crisis Care and Child Care.
The event will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Fabulous Hats, 500 West Short Street, (859) 231-7924. Purchase advance tickets at

For more information, contact Patty Breeze at, office: (859) 252-0225, or cell: (859) 753-7548.

Dancing with the Danvilel STARS

Sep 15, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Danville High School, Lexington Avenue, Danville KY
On behalf of the Danville Schools Education Foundation (DSEF), I would like to cordially invite you to join us in presenting an exciting and entertaining fundraiser for the Danville Schools this fall. To kick the school year off, DSEF will host the first annual "Dancing With the Danville STARS!" from 6-8:30pm on September 15, 2012 at Danville High School Gravely Auditorium.

Seven daring couples have agreed to participate in this exciting event! Representing Jennie Rogers Elementary School are Gina Bernard (Principal) and Brent Beauman (Teacher); Toliver Elementary, Judy (Principal) and Mike Spellacy (Husband); Hogsett Elementary, Rebecca (Principal) and Justin Doolin (Husband); Bate Middle School, Robin Moler (Teacher) and Bruce Caudill (Former Student); Danville High School, Vaughn Little (Teacher) and Tina Wray (District Director of Special Programs). Dr. Carmen Coleman (Superintendant) and her husband, Scott, will represent the Central Office while James and Artie Atkins will represent the Danville community.

All donations and ticket sales will provide the Danville teachers and staff with the opportunity to apply for mini grants for their students and classrooms. The Danville Schools Education Foundation has been able to assist the schools with monetary support to initiatives such as Danville Kids’ University and Williamsburg and Northern Kentucky field trips. In addition, the Foundation has helped to provide opportunities for students in technology, music, visual arts and drama district wide and added a goal to assist Bate Middle School in acquiring science and technology equipment.

Attached is a flyer for the event.

Feel free to contact me for any additional information.


Danielle L. Dampier

Public Relations Chairperson


Danielle L. Dampier
Public Relations Chairperson

Paw Putter Golf Scramble to Benefit Scott County Humane Society

Cherry Blossom Golf Course, 50 Clubhouse Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
You will have a fetchin'great time at our Paw Putters Golf Scramble so get registered today! Enjoy food, fun and prizes when you and your team participate in our golf scramble at the Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Your swings will benefit the lifesaving programs of Scott County Humane Society. Event sponsorship levels also available. Visit for more information and to register for this paw-some event!

Julia Meister-Musgrave, Development Specialist
859-533-1892 and 502-863-3279

"TEAM BAILEE" Ride for a Cure

Hazard Clinic (East Main)
Bike ride from Hazard Clinic thru Buckhorn coming out in Jackson then back up Hwy 15 to Hazard Clinic. All proceeds to benefit the Arthritis Foundation in Bailee's name.

Stacy Allen

Meet the Colonels

Adena Springs Field Bourbon County High School
2012 Football Kickoff Fundraiser/Scrimmage
Bourbon County vs Somerset
Sat Aug 11th
Come join your BCHS Football Colonels for a day of:
Introduction of the New High School Football coaching staff & players, middle school football team and many other fall sports teams.

Schedule of Events:
1-5pm Inflatables and games
4-8pm Silent Auction
5pm Introduction of Fall Sports
6pm Middle School Scrimmage
7:15 Introduction of High School Football Colonels
7:30 pm High School Scrimmage vs. Somerset

Wendy Wright

Boots and Barbeque

Rose Mary C. Brooks Place 200 Rose Mary Drive, Winchester, KY
Brooks Place first-ever fundraising event will feature Lexington's own nationally known comedienne Etta May along with Trial and Error. The evening will also include a pig roast on the grounds and live auction. Get your ticket today! Ticket Price: $100

Linda Winburn, Community Relations Director
Phone: 859-745-6406

The Kentucky BASH

Donamire Farm
The Kentucky BASH to benefit Cardinal Hill Hospital. Friday, September 7th at 7 p.m. at Donamire Farm. Join friends of Cardinal Hill and Fans of UK Football for a spirited evening which will include bourbon from Kentucky’s premier distillers, wine from some of Kentucky’s most distinguished vineyards, a sophisticated southern menu, live music and dancing if you please! Welcoming special guests Coach Joker and Leslie Phillips. For More Information contact Cardinal Hill Hospital: 859-254-5701 x5602 or

Alexandra Stiles, 859-254-5701

Wishes for Wellness Garden Party & Shower

Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, 565 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg, KY
Fundraiser to benefit Anderson County Community Medical Clinic in Lawrenceburg. Clinic will serve eligible adults suffering with chronic illnesses and who cannot afford medical care. Clinic is in need of monetary donations and office supplies for operation.

Donna Crain Drury

Grill Master Grill-Off

Anderson County Community Park - Lions Club Pavilion
Major fundraiser for Anderson County Community Medical Clinic that will serve qualifying adults suffering with chronic illnesses and have no other means for medical care. Grilling competition for adults, kids and teams; silent auction to win meal grilled by "2 Bald Guys and a Grill"; entertainment; raffles; and much more.

Donna Crain Drury

American Cancer Society

Knott County ATV & Trail Center
Ridin' Dirty is an ATV fundraising event. Come and explore over 100 miles of scenic trails while leaving cancer in the dust! Camping is available. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

American Cancer Society
Bridgette Brashear

The Kentucky BASH

Donamire Farm
Join fans of UK Football for a spirited evening benefitting Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Enjoy bourbon & wine tastings, a sophisticated southern menu, live music by The Johnson Brothers, a silent auction & an exclusive live auction. For reservations, call: 859-254-5701 ext. 5602

Trish Hatler
859-254-5701 ext. 5602


South Magoffin Elementary 171 Half Mountain Road Salyersville, KY 41465


$20.00 per unit this price includes one T-shirt
July 29th registration at 9:00 a.m. South Magoffin Elementary 171 Half Mountain Road Salyersville, KY 41465



Coal Miner's Support Bike Ride

Whitesburg Ky 41858
Join WHITESBURG BIKE NITE on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 11am Pine Mountain Grill as we host A BIKE RIDE TO "SUPPORT OUR COAL MINERS, TRUCKER, AND ALL COAL INDUSTRY AFFILIATES " more information to follow..Just have your motorcycles ready, wear your work uniforms, if you don't have a motorcycle you are welcome to follow along as we convoy through beautiful mountain and valleys. Make your support signs and lets RALLY, RIDE and REUNITE for our family, friends and neighbors. Ride will end at downtown Whitesburg, Ky. For more FREE events!, Fun, Fellowship!

Donna Halcomb 1-606-335-0110

10th Annual Kiwanis Kruise Motorcycle Ride

Kentucky Splash Waterpark, Williamsburg, KY
Ride to Mill Springs S.P. & Mill Springs Battlefield. Event funds area playground equipment. Entry fee: $15 per rider & $10 per passanger prior to July 5th. Thereafter increase of $5 day of the event. Lunch included. Prizes and gifts. Music and fireworks at Wildcat Harley-Davidson at end of ride. Visit for details and entry form.

Dave Bergman 606-521-6178
Mike Johnson 423-912-0324

Whitesburg Bike Night Proudly supporting the Coal Miners, Truckers and all affiliates of coal industry.

Whitesburg Ky
Saturday July 14, registration at 11am "NO ENTRY FEE" at Pine Mountain Grill. Each registered biker that rides will receive one ticket for a drawing of $100.00 to be given away at bike nite. (Must be present to win) Best decorated Hard Hat will receive $25.00. Stands up at 12 sharp! Proudly supporting the Coal Miners, Truckers and all affiliates of coal industry. If you own a motorcycle ride it! If not you are welcome to follow our ride in vehicle. The ride will last approximately 4 hours returning to downtown Whitesburg for WHITESBURG BIKE NITE and more fun and adventures begin. Registration for adult and children games at 6pm. FREE TO ATTEND! FREE LIVE MUSIC! FREE FUN! Trophies and prizes for game winners. Trophies for Best of Show, People's Choice and Longest Distance Rider. WHITESBURG BIKE NITE is for everyone to attend, enjoy and there is no age limit. For more information call 606-335-0110 or


Bluegrass Mud Run

University of Kentucky
WUKY in partnership with UK ROTC will be hosting the Inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run on the campus of the University of Kentucky on Sept. 22, 2012. This will be a 5K run with obstacles placed throughout with many involving MUD! This event will help both non-profit organizations to continue to deliver our services to the community. This event will begin at Commonwealth Stadium, home of the Kentucky Wildcats football team.

Robert Claborn
WUKY 91.3 FM
Marketing Assistant/Event Coordinator
340 McVey Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0045

Granny Ruby's Spring Carnival and Silent Auction (Proceeds go to the UKHC Kentucky Childrens Hospital

3041 Elizabeth Street Nicholasville, KY (Acrros from Toyota on Nicholasville)
A spring carnival open to the public as a good will endeavor for Nicholasville, Lexington and surrounding counties. Dunking Booth, Talent Show, Petting Zoo, Blow Ups, Silent Auction, Raffle, Food and Fun

Tonia Barnes or Tammy Smithers

R. J. Corman 5K & Duathlon to Benefit Chrysalis House

R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Nicholasville, KY
Thousands of dollars in Prize Money and Giveaways!
5K and Duathlon Winners, Male & Female, each receive:

•1st place $750
•2nd place $250
•3rd place $100
•4th place $50 gift certificate to Swim Bike Run of Kentucky
•5th place $25 gift certificate to Swim Bike Run of Kentucky

Lisa Minton, 859-977-2502

Fur Ever Friends, Inc. Hosts Bikers for Barkers Motorcycle Ride

Wildcat Harley in London, Kentucky
The ride will begin at Wildcat Harley, travel to the Natural Arch and Cumberland Falls and back to Harley. Cost 20.00 per rider/5.00 for additional rider. Fish fry to follow. Cost: 6.00. 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit our communities animals.

Donna Slover

Team TECO Relay for Life Bike Ride

East Ride High School (Pike Co.) Lick Creek, KY
5th Annual bike ride in memory of Warren Thomas Prater, who lost his battle with cancer. All proceeds go the the American Cancer Society.

Dottie Prater

Hazard's Got Talent Variety Show

May 19, 2012 6:00 P.M.

Perry County Central High School
Hazard ARH is sponsoring a Variety Show to raise money for Relay for Life. The community is invited to watch a show of song, dance, pantomines, skits, etc. Admission is $10 with children 10 and under admitted free.

Helen Herald 439-6623

Fundraiser bike ride for Aubree Grace Fuller

May 20, 2012 12:00 P.M.

Ferrells Creek Fire Department
Fundraiser Motorcycle ride for Aubree Grace Fuller (4 years old) Brain Tumor
Sponsored by: Coal Country Charity Riders and Mike Taylor
Door prizes and cookout at end of ride
Elkhorn City Ball Park Shelter
May 20, 2012
rain date: June 3, 2012
registration: 12:00 noon
ride begins 1:00pm
$10.00 per bike
donations will be accepted

Billy Morton

Brighter Days Ahead Event

Apr 20, 2012 6:30 P.M.

First Christian Church in Richmond
The Brighter Days Ahead Foundation will host a Celebration of Life Banquet
on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the First Christian Church in Richmond and feature
special guest speakers Dr. Bob Vickers and former UK basketball great, Jeff Sheppard.
The fundraising event will include music and a plated dinner. Tickets for the event are available for $40. For more
information, contact 859-623-7428. All proceeds for the event benefit the Brighter Days Ahead Foundation in
memory of Anne Richardson.

For more
information, contact 859-623-7428.

Berea Health Ministry, Inc., Rural Health Clinic, 8th Annual Spring Prayer Brunch

Mar 17, 2012 10:00 A.M.

Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Prayer Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser promoting awareness for the ministry that serves those in Madison and surrounding counties that are uninsured, underinsured and underserved.

Cappie Parsons (859) 986-1274


Apr 23, 2011 8:00 PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT

THE ARTS PLACE 161 North Mill Street Lexington, KY
The 7th Annual Pageant of Wigs will be held at The Arts Place, 161 North Mill Street in Lexington, Saturday, April 23, 8:00 pm - 12 midnight. THE SENSATIONS will provide music and entertainment. The event will also include: Ruth Hunt Candy, heavy hors d'ouvres, open bar, and auction items. Proceeds will continue to provide chemotherapy patients with financial assistance to purchase wigs. Tickets are $50 in advance; or $60 at the door.