'On the Table' seeks to improve quality of life

Published: Mar. 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM EDT
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They want to make Lexington a better place to live. That's why the Blue Grass Community Foundation hosted a one-day event called "On the Table" to get input from the community.

Friends and strangers spent the day gathering at locations across Lexington to talk about how to make the city a better place.

People discussed a variety of topics, much of which was focused on improving the downtown area.

One of the participants, Collette Brown, said, "Public transportation to get downtown is definitely underutilized and we talked about maybe ways to overcome that."

Another participant, Grant Mills, said they also discussed the possibility of a grocery store downtown.

Other topics discussed include housing, education, and business.

Brown says she and others don't want the event to "become just a brainstorming session." They hope to see action.

If you want to join the conversation, some locations have meeting times until 9 p.m.

• AARP and Lexington Senior Center 1:30-3:30 p.m.

• AARP- Red Mile 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• A Cup of Commonwealth Noon-1 p.m. & 1:15-2:15 p.m.

• Chocolate Holler 9-10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.-Noon

• Christ Church Cathedral 6-7:30 p.m.

• Common Grounds 6:15-7:30 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.

• Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge 3-4 p.m. & 5-6 p.m.

• Good Foods Coop 6-8 p.m.

• Granola Culture Potluck 11:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m.

• Lexington Senior Center 1:30-3:30 p.m.

• NAACP Lexington Public Library 6-8:30 p.m.

• NoLi CDC live radio call-in program on Lexington Community Radio 93.9 FM 1-3 p.m.

• The Plantory 8-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.

• Provision Living 2-3 p.m.

• Rock House Brewing 5-6 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

• West Sixth Brewing 7-8 p.m.