RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors, especially donors with blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative.
Donate Thursday from 1-5 p.m. at Walmart, Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Capital Plaza Tower or Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Red Cross chapter house on Washington Street.
As a thank you, the Red Cross will be raffling off $200 prize certificates from GiftCertificates.com to donors who come to donate between today and Sunday. Schedule an appointment to donate by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
HISTORY TOUR WITH WALK/BIKE FRANKFORT
Take a “magical history tour” with Walk/Bike Frankfort July 15 at 2 p.m. Participants should meet in the parking lot next to the Capital City Museum. The event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to bring water bottles, helmets and sunscreen. The tour is a self-guided scavenger hunt in historic downtown Frankfort and can be completed on foot or by bicycle.
Prizes will be awarded to individuals, families or teams who accumulate the most points. For more information, call Donna at 502-330-5835, stop by the Folk Bike Recyclery or visit Walk/Bike Frankfort on Facebook.
MARIJUANA BILL INTRODUCED THURSDAY
Sen. Perry B. Clark, D-Louisville, will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to introduce legislation that would make marijuana a schedule II drug, legal for doctors to prescribe. The press conference will be held in room 154 of the Capitol Annex.
The bill is being titled the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act.
Senator Clark will be joined by Galbraith’s daughter, Molly Galbraith, and other supporters of medical marijuana.
KY. MILITARY MUSEUM CLOSED AFTER JULY 28
The Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will be closed after July 28 for its final phase of renovations. The museum, a joint operation of the Kentucky Historical Society and Department of Military Affairs, is set to reopen in March 2013, according to a press release from KHS.
The State Arsenal, constructed in 1850, has undergone major renovations since 2007, and the final phase will include building a new entrance; adding old war records from before 1912; improving parking, stairs, sidewalks and accessibility of the building; upgrading visibility and safety; and new landscaping, the release says.
KHS’s “Kentucky Military Treasures” is currently on display. The Kentucky Military History Museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and visitors must check in at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.