WINE TASTING AND BENEFIT THURSDAY
Woods & Waters Land Trust invites the public to a wine tasting with a woods and waters theme at Capital Cellars Thursday from 4-7 p.m. All tips will go toward land conservation in this watershed. Advance tickets to the Land Extravaganza will be available. For more information, visit woodsandwaterstrust.org.
Register for Heartwood youth music competition
Kentucky Heartwood invites youth to register for a music competition at the 7th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival July 28 in Millville. The competition is open for kids 8-12 years old and 13-18 years old. Winners receive a $100 prize and a trophy created by Jeff Alexander. For more information about the competition and the festival, visit www.kyheartwood.org.
UNITED WAY SEEKING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
The United Way of Franklin County is seeking volunteers to serve on their Community Investment Committee. During October, this committee, made up of seven panels, thoroughly reviews United Way partner agencies to ensure compliance with United Way standards, offer suggestions for improvements within each agency, recommend 2013 funding to the board of directors and more.
The time required is only 10-12 hours. To take part, contact Nena Velasquez by Aug. 3 at 502-875-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUMANE SOCIETY, OTHER SHELTERS OFFER ADOPTIONS AT PETCO
The Franklin County Humane Society, along with about five other animal shelters, will have portable adoptions available in the Petco parking lot, 340 Leonardwood Drive. Adoptions will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
The event is free and adoption fees vary among shelters.
UPDATE ON CLIMATE CHANGE FROM LOCAL U.N.
An update on climate change issues and RIO+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June, will be provided by Bill Miller, producer and moderator of the Global Connections TV program, at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Miller is president of the Frankfort chapter of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. and serves on the organization’s national board. The programs are aired locally on Cable 10.
He was formerly chairman of the UNA’s national council of chapters and division presidents and has also been active in Rotary International and Toastmasters International. He served as Rotary alternate representative to the United Nations from 2007 to 2010 and has written numerous articles on the U.N. for various newspapers.
The public is invited to the service, which will be at 859 E. Main St. A discussion period will follow, and refreshments will be served.
RECYCLING REWARDS PROGRAM UNDERWAY
Franklin County’s complimentary two-year membership to Recyclebank, a recycling rewards program, is now in effect.
Under the program, residents can earn points for recycling and then redeem those points for a variety of prizes. Possible prizes include gift cards for iTunes and Panera Bread and discounts for products from Bed Bath & Beyond and Neutrogena.
The complimentary membership came after Franklin County was chosen to represent Kentucky in the 2012 National Recycling & Sustainability Championship, sponsored by SC Johnson. A city or county was chosen from each state.
Prizes will be awarded to the top-performing communities, including a $100,000 grant for a green community project. Even if Franklin County doesn’t win, residents will still receive the complimentary Recyclebank program for two years.
For more information and to sign up, go to www.recyclebank.com.