Parks camping set for Friday, Saturday
Presented by the Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department, the Parks Camp-Out will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature. Campers will eat a dinner over the fire, go on a night walk, sing songs and tell stories around the campfire and do some star gazing.
The camp at Fort Hill will start 5 p.m. Friday and go until 9 a.m. Saturday.
All ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is free and registration must be complete by Wednesday and emailed to email@example.com.
Dinner and dance at senior center
The Senior Activity Center will host a “Sock Hop” dinner-dance party Thursday at 5 p.m. Popular local musician Bonnie Reeves and her band will provide entertainment featuring music from the 50s and 60s, and chefs Shelley Morrow and Martin Duvall will prepare a fine dinner and dessert. Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited for this favorite event. Those planning to come should call the center at 502-223-5794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Pet microchip clinic Saturday
The Franklin County Humane Society is microchipping animals for $20 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frankfort Petco.
The humane society will also be offering city licenses, but only with proof of current rabies vaccination.
Hospice offering camp for grieving children
Hospice of the Bluegrass is offering a camp for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past two years.
Hospice of the Bluegrass is teaming up with Hospice Care Plus, Heritage Hospice and the Lexington Division of Police to offer Camp HOPE, Sept. 6-8 at Camp Cathedral Domain in Irvine.
Professionals and trained volunteers will give children guidance and support. They will also lead activities including nature hikes, drama and art.
“Grieving children often feel very alone,” Bonnie Meyer, Hospice of the Bluegrass’ Director of Spiritual Care and Bereavement Services, said in a statement. “… At Camp HOPE, children will meet others who have lost a loved one. It is a safe place to share experiences, to understand that their feelings are normal and to develop skills to cope with grief in healthy ways.”
The registration deadline is Aug. 30. The fee is $30 per child and $35 per family, if more than one child is attending.
Scholarships are available. Required applications are available by contacting Martin Weinstock at 859-277-2700 or 800-876-6005 or at www.hospicebg.org.