— A free meal is provided by Manna Ministries each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is a restaurant-quality meal served at 303 W. Maple St. in the community center of Nicholasville United Methodist Church. The meal is open to the public for anyone in need. Takeout meals are available after 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome and can contact the office at 859-885-4481.
— Bell Lawn Chapel, located at 405 Bell Lawn Drive, will host an Abundant Life Expo April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo is a community-outreach program offering classes designed to strengthen, educate and encourage families to be more self-reliant. Most classes are free, but there is a $5 charge for the CPR class and a $99 charge for the Dave Ramsey course. To preregister or for more information, call 859-885-6958 or 859-887-0355 or visit www.abundantlifeexpo.org.
— Saint Athanasius Orthodox Church, located at 926 S. Main St., offers free bread to families and individuals in need in the Nicholasville area. Saint Athanasius distributes this bread, supplied by Panera Bread, every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. on the porch of the South Main Street location.
— The Jessamine County Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and welcomes people 60 years of age and older. The center has a fully equipped exercise room and a thrift shop. The seniors meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Activities are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bus service and a hot lunch are available on a donation basis. For more information, call 859-885-9102.
— The Francis Asbury Society, located at 1580 Lexington Road, Wilmore, is hosting a study of the book of Exodus on Mondays at 7 p.m. through June 16. The study is led by Dr. John Oswalt, visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament at Asbury Seminary. The Titus Women’s Bible study on Tuesday evenings has concluded for the spring and will resume in September. For more information, call 859-858-4222 or visit www.francisasburysociety.com.
— The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weight-loss support group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Creekside Senior Apartments, 407 N. 2nd St. in Nicholasville. For cost and more information, contact Donald Wither at 859-312-7455.
— St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, located at 926 S. Main St., announces its spring film festival. The films will be shown Wednesday evenings starting at 7:15 p.m. May 2, 9, 16 and 30. The festival will feature recent Russian-language films (with subtitles) having religious themes. The film selection is as follows: May 2: “The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun”; May 9: “The Romanovs: Crowned Family”; May 16: “Parables”; and May 30: “Parables II.”
— The Jessamine County Ministerial Association will meet at noon May 8 at Evangelism Resources, located at 425 Epworth Ave., Wilmore. A representative of Evangelism Resources will be sharing about their ministry and how Jessamine churches can partner with them. Jessamine County pastors, ministers and chaplains are invited to attend this luncheon. Reservations are not required, but they are appreciated. RSVP to Dwight Winter at 859-858-3521 or email@example.com or Jeff Mandrell at 859-885-4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Faith United Community Church, located at 3080 Brannon Road, will host a southern gospel concert Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. The event will feature The Garry Polston Family from Shelbyville, New Journey The Kentucky Girls, Frankie Reynolds and Mike Florence. For more information, call Danny Smith at 859-327-7698 or 859-887-2947.
— Habitat for Humanity will host a health and wellness fair Saturday, May 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at the ReStore, located at 317 N. Main St.
— The Habitat for Humanity golf scramble will take place Friday, May 18, at Lone Oak Golf Club. All proceeds will go toward building homes for those who need a “hand up.” Check-in is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Habitat at 859-881-0045.