— 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.
— The Wilmore Farmers Market is now open for the 2012 season. Fresh produce and baked goods will be available each Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The market will be open rain or shine until 1 p.m. or until that week’s goods are sold out. The market is located in the city-hall parking lot.
— The Stonebridge summer Saturday-night concert series will feature Bill Hall and Copperstone. Music starts at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Green in Wilmore. Tables and chairs will be provided, or you may bring your own. Local food vendors will be on hand to sell their fare. Please bring a canned food item to donate to the local food pantry or pet food for the county’s new animal shelter.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host “Waggin’ Tales” from 1-3 p.m.
— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host a trip to the Cincinnati riverboat cruise Saturday, July 21. The bus leaves at 2 p.m.
— 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.
— Perkins Chapel AME Church will celebrate its 133rd anniversary July 22. The church’s former pastor, Jeffrey Washington, will preach during the 3:30 p.m. service. The Cedar Top Baptist Church choir will also perform during the service. For more information, call 859-858-4475.
— Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, located at 100 S. Lexington Ave., in Wilmore, will host is Vacation Bible School July 22-27 from 6-8:30 p.m. each night for children who have completed K through the fifth grade. This year’s theme is “Backstage with the Bible.” Parents can pre-register at www.mfbcky.org. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-858-3422. Family night will be held on Friday, July 27 at 6 p.m. with Gospel illusionist David Blankenship.
— 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 Jessamine County Public Library will host summer story time for little ones at 10:30 a.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a book discussion group at 7 p.m.
— 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.
— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host a body-recall class each Tuesday and Thursday during July.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host the family program Animal Tales at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
— The Nicholasville Farmers Market is now open every Wednesday until the end of September. Fresh produce and baked goods will be available each Wednesday starting at 9:30 a.m. The market will be located at the Jessamine County Senior Citizens Center, located at 111 Hoover Drive.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host Duct Tape Flower Flip Flops at 1 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a computer class on keyboarding and mousing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.