Tuesday, October 21, 2014

YMCA Fall Festival – Oct 24th

YMCA Fall Festival – Oct 24th

On Friday, October 24th from 6:00 – 8:00pm, the Beaumont & North Lexington YMCA will host a Fall Festival. Volunteers are needed to run Halloween-themed games for participating families. North Y staff asks that volunteers arrive around 5:40 that evening to be assigned to a game.

This is a great way to serve the Lexington community that Transy is a part of! Make sure to wear a Transy shirt (if not a costume!) to show the community that we support them.


If interested, please contact Roshni Desai at rdesai@transy.edu or (859) 233-8182.


7th Annual 2nd Sunday – Oct 12th

7th Annual 2nd Sunday – Oct 12th


Lace up your favorite pair of tennis shoes and explore the proposed route of Lexington’s Legacy Trail! The Legacy Trail is a two-way cycle track (protected bike lane) that will allow bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road. This pathway, sprawling from Coolavin Park to 4th Street to Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Trailhead at Midland Avenue, will provide a safe place to be physically active in Lexington.


You are invited to walk alone or with a pet, run, rollerblade, bike, skate, or push a stroller through the Trail starting 3:00pm on October 12th and ending at 5:00pm. Additional outdoor family activities will be available at Coolavin Park (550 W Sixth Street) for all ages and abilities.


Already know about the Legacy Trail? Volunteers are needed to help guide people through the Legacy Trail. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Roshni Desai at rdesai@transy.edu or Suzanne Smith at srsmith@email.uky.edu.

For more information on the Legacy Trail, click here!

Harrison Backpack Project – Ongoing

Harrison Backpack Project – Ongoing


Make a difference and fight hunger in your community! Transylvania University and Sodexo have teamed up with Harrison Elementary to provide Harrison Elementary students with backpacks filled with meals. Project leaders and hungry students need you to help pack the backpacks!


Every Thursday at 4pm and 6pm, food donated by God’s Pantry will be waiting in the CARE House to be packed into bags that will be given to students who desperately need it. You and your organization are welcome to assist at the time most convenient to you. Ideally, various organizations will rotate each week to pack and will drop off the packed goods at Harrison Elementary the following morning. The team with the most rotations will receive a prize!


Please sign your organization up here to participate. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, feel free to contact Roshni Desai at (859)233-8182 or rdesai@transy.edu.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Light the Night Walk – Oct 18th

Light the Night Walk – Oct 18th

Attention all Transylvania students, faculty and staff! Many of you may know about Transy Alum Torsie Haugli and her battle with Leukemia and Lymphoma. Whether you joined the support team for Torsie on her diagnosis date or after purchasing a delicious baked good at the wildly successful bake sale hosted by the ladies of Tri-Delta and Phi Mu, all of your efforts are greatly appreciated. Now another chance to pitch in has arrived.

Come support Transylvania Alum Torsie Haugli and others currently diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma by participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on October 18th, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

An excerpt from the Team Torsie page at http://www.lightthenight.org/:

“On the morning of her college graduation, Torsie was taken to the ER in Lexington, KY for severe pain and a high fever. She was then transferred to the Cleveland Clinic, where she has remained, and was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma ALK Positive with Leukemic involvement. She underwent chemotherapy and was responding well enough to have her bone marrow transplant. Just days before the transplant, doctors discovered a brain tumor. She continued chemotherapy until the tumor stopped responding to treatment, and has since begun radiation.

Your involvement in the Light the Night Walk as either a participant, a donor, or as both help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society make cures happen. Amazing and inspirational young men and women benefit from your efforts and support.

For a more hands-on method of assistance to those enduring the life-altering effects of Leukemia and Lymphoma, sign up to volunteer for the Light the Night Walk. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the Walk from 9:00am that morning to 9:00pm that night; individuals are needed to set up, greet participants, light luminaries, manage the general store or concession area, assist with volunteer check-in, hand out lanterns or t-shirts, and to monitor the children’s area. With around 80 positions to fill, volunteering is encouraged.

To volunteer, please contact Emily Rives at (859) 226-0764 or by email. To donate, please visit the Team Torsie page or click here to search for another team. Thank you!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trees, Trails and Creatures – Oct 10th & Oct 12th

Trees, Trails and Creatures – Oct 10th & Oct 12th

Help cultivate understanding in Lexington youth about natural history and ecology by volunteering at The Arboretum’s annual Trees, Trails and Creatures Event! Volunteers are welcome on Friday, October 10th from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, October 12th from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. to help with educational activities, dress up as a “creature” and educate visitors about their natural history and ecology. Volunteers are also needed to assist with parking or to act as a “guide” to lead groups of visitors to each creature.


For more information, feel free to contact Children’s Education Coordinator Emma Trester-Wilson of The Arboretum: State Botanical Garden of Kentucky at (859)257-9339 or by email.

CROP Hunger Walk – Sept 28th

CROP Hunger Walk – Sept 28th

Join the WALK for those in need of basic, human rights and walk alongside your Lexington neighbors in the “oldest hunger-fighting fundraising and educational event in the US,” sponsored by Church World Service!

This three mile march will begin Sunday, September 28th, 3:30pm, at the Second Presbyterian Church, located on 460 E Main St, Lexington, KY, 40507, and make its way through the historic East End. Registration will precede at 3:00 pm.
25% of the money raised will be given to the local God’s Food Pantry Bank.

Click here to register or donate! For more information, click here or contact Alice Dehner at 859-233-9117 or Judy Maxson at 859-699-9454.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Skills for Change - ongoing

Skills for Change - ongoing

Work crazy hours and can't help with a local non-profit project? Why not consider using your skills for web-based projects?  Visit http://www.skillsforchange.com/ and find opportunities to help build webpages, write blogs, suggest fundraisers, brainstorm and offer opinions and ideas. Volunteers may specify interest areas and skills to make a great service match. Visit their website for more information.

16th District 4th Annual PTA 5K Run/Walk – Oct 19

16th District 4th Annual PTA 5K Run/Walk – Oct 19

Help PTA with its mission of making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The 16th District PTA opens this 5K to all PTAs and PTSAs in Fayette County as a way to promote Healthy Lifestyles, raise some funds, and get together as a school community.

The event will be Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Coldstream Park in Lexington, KY.

Sunday, October 19 - PTA 5K Run/Walk Event
     11:00 A.M. - Race Day Registration Begins; $25 Entry Fee for all ages (shirt not guaranteed if registering after 9/21/14).
      11:00 A.M. - Race Packet Pick-Up Begins!
      1:30 P.M. - 1 Mile Fun Fun/Walk Begins
      2:30 P.M. - PTA 5K Run/Walk Begins
      3:30 P.M. - Awards Ceremony

For more information about the PTA 5K, including registration and prizes, please visit this link.

Lexington Race for the Cure – October 4

Lexington Race for the Cure – October 4

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5K route, with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the cure T-shirt and Race bib.

This year the Race will be in Downtown Lexington at the Robert Stephens Courthouse, 120 N. Limestone. Survivor events will begin at 8:00am. The Race begins afterwards at 9:00am!

All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs.


For more information, please visit this page. Check back often for updates on this year’s race!

Girl Scouts Thin Mint Sprint 2014 - Sept 27

Girl Scouts Thin Mint Sprint 2014 - Sept 27

Girl Scouts for Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is hosting the Thin Mint Sprint 9am on Saturday, September 27, at the RJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville, KY.  The event is a costumed 5K run/walk and a 10K run. The Thin Mint Sprint is placing a special emphasis on “helping build a generation where bullying is not the norm.” 

Prizes will be awarded for the best times overall and for specific age/gender categories, best costumes for individuals and groups, and the best fundraisers. Everyone will receive a custom Thin Mint Sprint Superhero T-shirt and 1 box of Thin Mints! 

As their flyer says, “Every child needs a hero! Bullied children need superheroes! Come dressed like a superhero, leave feeling like one!”


For more information or to register for the event, visit their website: http://www.gskentucky.org/2014-thin-mint-sprint

CASA Superhero Run – Sept 20

CASA Superhero Run – Sept 20

On September 20, 2014, superheroes of all ages will gather at Coldstream Park for a 5K, kids run, and lots of special activities. Bring your family and friends, and join our league of superheroes! There will be lots of fun activities for the whole family, including a 1K for kids 12 and under, a costume contest, face painting, games and more!

The 5K is a competitive, distance verified course, on paved streets and trails, starting and finishing behind Embassy Suites. Roads will be closed to traffic. Water will be available on the course and times are given at each mile.

Kids 12 and under will receive a custom cape!  Runners over age 12 will receive a race shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to those who find a superhero figurine during the race. Awards will be given to the largest groups in the following categories:  friends & family, business or organization, church team, and Greek team. Also, there will be costume contests with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the best Super Kid, Super Pet, Traditional Superhero, Original Superhero, and Super Group.


Register online now or visit this link to learn more about the race!

Lexington Opera House Volunteer Training - August 13 and 18



Lexington Opera House Volunteer Training - Aug 13 & 18


The Lexington Opera House is expanding its volunteer usher and ticketing staff for the 2014-15 season.  Although no experience is necessary, all volunteers must attend a training and orientation session offered on Wednesday, August 13 and Monday, August 18. Both sessions will take place at 6:30 pm at the Opera House, 401 W. Short Street.

Volunteer responsibilities include ushering and taking tickets at events produced by local arts groups as well as Broadway Live and Variety Live performances held at The Opera House. To register for the orientation or to receive further information, please contact Tom Habermann:  thabermann@lexingtoncenter.com

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Faith Feeds Gleaners - Ongoing

 
Faith Feeds Gleaners - Ongoing

Faith Feeds is looking for gleaners for groceries and farmers markets, especially:

Mondays 10 am Whole Foods

Tuesdays 3:45 pm Lexington Farmers Market

Wednesdays 5:45 pm Lexington Farmers Market

Thursdays 3:45 pm Lexington Farmers Market

Sundays 1:45 pm Lexington Farmers Market

 
If you are willing to help, contact Jennifer at faithfeedslex@gmail.com

Faith Feeds: July 20



Faith Feeds: July 20

Faith Feeds needs a group of volunteers to create and run simple outdoor games for kids at their burgers and beats fundraiser, July 20 from 5-8 pm. The group would coordinate ring toss, face painting, etc. For more information about this, or to volunteer, contact Jennifer at faithfeedslex@gmail.com  To learn more about the event, visit the website, http://faithfeedslex.org/2014-burgers-and-beats/

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chick-fil-a Connect Race Series – July 11

Chick-fil-a Connect Race Series – July 11
JOIN THE HERD and lace up your running shoes for the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Lexington, KY on July 11th, 2014. Proceeds from the race will benefit the mission of the Lexington Rescue Mission - a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.
The race will include:
§  ChronoTrack Chip Timing
§  USATF Certified Course
§  Dri-fit Shirts
§  Age Group Awards
Directly beside the finish line of the race will be a FREE Family FunZone for children under 12 years of age. The Family FunZone will be open from 6:00-9:00PM on event day and will be filled with free activities and inflatables!
Not a runner? No worries. There are two types of awards you can earn by participating in the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series: SPEED and SPIRIT. The 5K Overall Male Winner, 5K Overall Female Winner and the Overall SPIRIT Winner will receive Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich Meals for a year!!!
If you have any questions about the race or want to register, visit this link.