— 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 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.
— There will be a gospel jubilee event Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at City-County Park’s Blue Building. The event will feature New Journey The Kentucky Girls, Proof of Grace, Covered by the Blood, Trinity Heirs, Gloryland Ministries, Cross Country and more. For more information, call 859-885-0717 or 859-948-5622.
— The Jessamine County High School Class of 1962 will host its 50-year reunion Sept. 1 with a dinner at 4 p.m. and a picnic Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. The activities will be held at the Three M Farm House, also known as the Moynahan/Coleman Farm House, located at 2012 Sulphur Well Road. The house will be open early in the morning on both days for classmates to come and go. Refreshments will be provided. Dress casual for comfort. For more information, call Loraine King at 859-885-3215.
— New Haven Chapel will host a gospel singing Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 104 Southview Drive in Nicholasville. The public is invited. For more information, call 859-885-6691.
— 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 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 Jessamine County Senior Center will host the Body Recall fitness program — a 10-week session — on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. The center is located at 111 Hoover Drive. For more information, call 859-885-9102.
— 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.
— There will be a country, gospel and bluegrass pickers open-mic session from 6-10 p.m. at the City-County Park Blue Building every second and fourth Wednesday starting Sept. 12. The event will go through December. For more information, call Jim Abney at 859-881-5878.
— The Ebenezer Cemetery Association will hold its annual picnic and meeting on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. and a worship service at 2 p.m. The meeting will follow. For more information, call 859-221-7570.
— NAMI Family-To-Family education program for family and friends of individuals with mental illness. 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 5 through Nov. 14. Location to be announced. The 11-week classes and materials are free. Pre-enrollment required. Contact Tracy at 859-536-8278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size limited to 20. More information at http://www.nami.org/
— Wesley Chapel UMC, located at 3195 Sugar Creek Pike, will host its homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 9, with an 11 a.m. worship service. The church will dedicate its new pavilion at that time, and a potluck lunch will be served following the service. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Following lunch, a gospel singing, featuring Wayne and Ann Miller, will take place. The public is invited. For more information, call 859-885-6377 or 678-617-7200.
— Writers and would-be writers are invited to join the Write People on Thursdays from 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 4 through Nov. 22 at Wesley Village in Wilmore. The class is free and open to all ages, and offers participants the opportunity to be inspired, get fresh ideas and feedback, and hone writing skills. For information, call the facilitator, Shirley McMillan, at 859-699-3735, or send an email to email@example.com.
— Macedonia Baptist Church in Keene will celebrate its 145th anniversary and annual homecoming Sept. 9. The morning worship starts at 11:15, and afternoon worship will start at 3:30. Morning service speaker will be pastor Reginald Davis. Afternoon service guest speaker will be the Rev. Joseph Owens and his choir and congregation will accompany him. For more information, call 859-241-1014.
— The Drury/McGohon family reunion will be held Oct. 14 at the City-County Blue Building. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Help setting up would be appreciated. Bring your favorite dish. For more information, call Cheryl Drury Jenkins at 859-887-4104.
— Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, located at 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore is seeking volunteers to help in many areas of the facility. Areas include visiting with residents, working in the gift shop or craft room, providing general office assistance, assisting residents with activities, reading to residents and escorting residents to appointments. For more information, contact Tammy Baker-Rogers, volunteer coordinator, at 859-858-2814 ext. 263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host a program on age-related hearing loss Aug. 30 at 1:15 p.m.
— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host the Dr. Gilbert Roller recital at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 31.
— Jessamine County EMS provides CPR training to the public at a nominal fee on the fourth Saturdays of June and September. To register, call 859-887-2987 or register online at www.jcems911.com.
— The Jessamine County Senior Center will offer blood-pressure checks every third Friday of each month from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
— The Wilmore Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Wilmore United Methodist Church. For more information, call Chuck Turner or Susan Turner at 859-858-2533 or 859-619-3562.
— The Jessamine County Cancer Buddies group would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and all the survivors of it. The group hopes to help out with all the needs of those stricken with cancer. JCCB meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q.
— First Assembly of God, 1701 Wilmore Road, hosts a men’s fellowship breakfast at 9 a.m. every second Saturday of the month.
— The Nicholasville Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Golden Corral in Nicholasville. For more information, call 859-885-7832.
— The Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Advisory Committee will meet the first Thursday of each month at the Jessamine County Fire District.
— Jessamine County EMS will host an EMT class beginning Aug. 21. EMS will accept applications through Aug. 13. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-10 p.m. Classes will also be held on every other Saturday on an as-needed basis. The course will be conducted at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center, 881 Wilmore Road. Tentative graduation date is Saturday, Dec. 15. Cost for the course is $500. Applications can be picked up at Jessamine County EMS, 101 S. 2nd St., or via the Kentucky Board of EMS website, www.kbems.kctcs.edu. For more information, call 859-887-2987.