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PARKINSON'S GROUP TO MEET

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday at Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave.  

Members will gather at 5:30 p.m. to visit and share a snack with each other, and the guest speaker will begin at 6 p.m.

This week, neurologist Dr. Blake, who has a practice in Lexington, will give an update on a new patch that provides needed medication for Parkinson’s patients. He will also answer any other questions group members may have.

This group is open to all people, including those with Parkinson’s, caregivers, friends or anyone interested in knowing more about it.

For more information call Lane Lewis at 505-319-3921, 502-223-0866 or 502-223-3110.

KSU TO HOST BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

Kentucky State University will host a Brown Bag Lunch series on Fridays during the 2012-2013 school year.

The series will begin Friday with a talk from Dr. Narayanan Rajendran, an associate professor of biology at KSU.

The talks will be held from noon until 1 p.m. in the Hathaway Hall Auditorium located on the first floor.

Rajendran’s lecture is titled “Investigating Self-Assembled Nanobial Additives for Unicellular Biosystem Engineering.” 

Rajendran has 27 years of research and teaching experience from various universities. He has received several national and international awards and honors and is the author of more than 40 research publications, two books, five book chapters and two biotechnology videos.  He teaches several biology courses, including microbiology, and mentors undergraduate research students.

Visitor parking is available in the Red Lot next to the campus police station. On East Main Street, traveling toward downtown, turn left on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Take the first left onto Cold Harbor Drive then take the second left onto Young Drive. The police station will be straight ahead. Walk through the tunnel to arrive at Hathaway Hall.

The public is invited to attend the lectures. Future speakers will regularly appear in the community calendar on A2.

FRESHWATER SHRIMP AVAILABLE AT FARMERS MARKET

Just-harvested freshwater shrimp (prawns) will be sold Saturday in downtown Frankfort at the Franklin County Farmers’ Market in River View Park.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program recently gave the freshwater prawn its designation of “Best Choice.” The organization rated it as having low environmental concern in all five of its rating categories.

The freshwater shrimp will be sold “fresh-on-ice.” Sales begin about 7 a.m. and last until all shrimp are gone – and don’t forget to bring a cooler.

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