At 7:30 a.m. Friday the annual Prayer Around the Flagpole will be held at George Rogers Clark High School, and at 9 a.m. a veterans' breakfast and program will be at Conkwright Middle School on Mount Sterling Road.
WINCHESTER - Come and join Fort Boonesborough State Park for a weekend of fun and games in its heated recreation room. There will be games, free tours, putt-putt, a large screen satellite television, and a potluck dinner with deep fried turkey and ham. Call (859) 527-3131 ext. 218 for more information.
WINCHESTER - Shop downtown Winchester for that special item for your special someone during Downtown Christmas Open House. Please call 737-0923 for more details.
WINCHESTER - Join in for a 5K race over the historic grounds of Fort Boonesborough State Park. Awards will be given in several categories. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Entry fee is $10 or $12 the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Boonesborough Foundation (a nonprofit organization). Call 859-527-3131 ext. 218 for more information.
Saturday's observance of Veterans Day will begin at 10:15 a.m. at College Park Community Center on Wheeler Avenue. The program will include a musical interlude by the high school band, the presentation of colors by the George Rogers Clark High School Junior ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, "The Star Spangled Banner," the speaker, Lt. Col. Tim Barrett of the Army Reserve, at 11:25 a.m., The Journeymen, a male quartet and the reading of the poem, "Bivouac of the Dead," by members of the Junior ROTC. A military service medley recognition will be at 11:51 a.m., at which time all veterans will stand when their branch of service song is played. The conclusion of the program will include the playing of echo Taps and flag removal by the GRC band and ROTC, followed by the retirement of the colors and a benediction.
WINCHESTER - This tour is for those able to do a strenuous hike. Participants will meet at the main entrance of Lower Howard's Creek at 10 a.m. and work their way past several rock quarries dating to the 1800s scattered throughout the reserve, ending the tour at Hall's on the River. Hike is free to members of the Friends of Lower Howard's Creek, and a $5 donation is suggested for each non-member. Hike will take approximately four hours, with multiple creek crossings. Group size will be limited to enhance the hike experience, so please call the preserve manager at 744-4888 and leave a message to make reservations. For more information, go to www.lowerhowardscreek.org.
LEXINGTON - Louisville's exciting larger-than-life puppet company, the Squallis Puppeteers, are returning to the Living Arts & Science Center to present one of their original audience participation puppet plays, "Little Horse's Big Adventure," at 11:30 a.m. Before the performance at 10 a.m., Squallis Puppeteers will also provide a sock puppet-making workshop for children and adults to create wonderful sock puppets to take home and enjoy. Cost is $5 per person, per event. Call (859) 252-5222 for more information or to reserve your place.
WINCHESTER - The Mitchell Bedford Memorial Chess Tournament is being held in memory of Dr. Mitchell Bedford, who was a USCF Life Member with a rating of 1,974. He was a former resident of Winchester and won many chess tournaments - as attested by his numerous trophies his family donated to the club. Tournament starts at 8:30 a.m., with late registration until 8:45 at the College Park gym. Event is free and unrated. Sponsored by Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Department. Four rounds, Swiss style. Game time at 45 minutes per side. Trophies awarded to top three (junior division). Ribbons awarded to adults. Please call 749-2503 or send e-mail email@example.com to register.