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.

LBX Dig Deep 5K for Pulmonary Fibrosis - July 12

LBX Dig Deep 5K for Pulmonary Fibrosis - July 12

LBX Company, Makers of the Link-Belt Excavator, is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual LBX Dig Deep 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The race will take place on July 12th, 2014 at 8:30am beginning at Coldstream Park and running along the beautiful Legacy Trail in Lexington, KY. 100% of the proceeds from the race plus a generous match from LBX will be going directly to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Both walkers and runners are welcome! The event will include $500 in cash door prizes, a variety of age group prizes, E-Timing, performance t-shirts, a D.J., and refreshments.

For more information and registration, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/LBXDigDeep5K

The Nest - Ongoing

The Nest - Ongoing

The Nest, a Center for Women, Children and families, is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways. For example, one volunteer group collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste for The Nest's clients. Another volunteer utilized her skills as a seamstress and repaired children's clothes that were donated to The Nest. Bring your skills and dedication to volunteering and The Nest will find a place for you!

For more information about this program and their volunteer needs, visit their website. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Estill.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hiring Our Heroes - June 26

Hiring Our Heroes - June 26

Hiring Our Heroes is looking for 3-4 dedicated volunteers to do onsite resume review/ mock interviews with the jobseekers at a fair on June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd., Lexington, KY, 40510.

Hiring Our Heroes is a relatively new program that enables local veterans’ organizations and businesses to engage with veterans and spouses in a way that doesn't involve directly employing them. This program involves hosting resume reviews, mock interviews, and employment workshops. This is a much needed service and is a great way to get local organizations and small businesses more engaged in helping the veterans in their community. 

If you cannot help with this, please encourage others you believe would be able to help. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Brandi Hall at brandimoorehall@gmail.com.

United Way 5K on the Runway – June 21

United Way 5K on the Runway – June 21
Join United Way on Saturday, June 21st at 8am for the 3rd annual 5K on the Runway at Blue Grass Airport! United Way focuses on education, income and health as building blocks for a good quality of life in order to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.

Volunteers are needed for a number of different tasks, including help with parking, course attendants, assisting with the water stations, trash pick-up during and after the event and more. Volunteer shifts start at 6:30 a.m. (some a little later) and all will end well before noon. Email katie.williams@uwbg.org for more information.
The 5K features chip timing, awards for top three finishers in the male and female category, free t-shirts for all, race photography, music, breakfast concessions, and even an aircraft display! Also, there are lower registration fees this year.

To register to run the race, click here. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page!


Kerrington’s Heart Fun Run, 5K, & 1K – June 14

Kerrington’s Heart Fun Run, 5K, & 1K – June 14

Suit up and register today! Come support Kerrington’s Heart Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a wide variety of support to children affected by heart disease and their families. The organization strives to assist patients and families through each step in their journey of dealing with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). The overall mission of Kerrington’s Heart is to create a support network for families and caregivers of children with heart disease, along with providing education, encouragement and hope. What better way to show your support than to participate in the Wild Hearts Fun Run, the Superhero 5K, and Kids 1K?

DATE                                                            LOCATION
Saturday, June 14, 2014                                  Keeneland

7:30 am – Check-In (T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up), Costume Contest
9:30 am – Kids 1K Race Starts
10:00 am (approx.) – 5K Starts
Race & Costume Contest Awards after 5K

Prizes will be awarded for top finishers, top fundraisers, and best superheroes. Register by June 1, 2014 to receive a free event t-shirt!

To register, click here. For more information, click here.

Share Your Spare 5K – June 7

Share Your Spare 5K – June 7
Help raise awareness for kidney disease, living donation, the importance of being an organ donor, and Lexington resident Ryan Buffington. Ryan Buffington needs a kidney/pancreas transplant. Funds raised through Share Your Spare 5K will support out-of-pocket medical costs associated with tests, transplant surgery, hospitalization and post-transplant medication for Ryan and his donor; as well as support The National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky.  

All festivities begin at 8:30am, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, 40511.

To register as a Spare or a Pair, please visit this link. If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at bwmarie@hotmail.com. For updates on Ryan, visit the Facebook page.