Community center plans supper
BUTCHERTOWN — Butchertown Community Center will have a chicken and ham supper 6 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the center.
Child and adult meals will be available. The menu includes chicken, ham, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts.
Blood drive set for Saturday
Central Kentucky Blood Center will have a blood drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the KBC bloodmobile on Walton Avenue in front of Walmart in Danville.
Those wanting to donate blood can call (800) 775-2522 or visit kybloodcenter.org for blood drive and donor center details.
BCTC graduation on Sunday
LEXINGTON — Bluegrass Community and Technical College will hold its 2012 commencement exercises 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.
The ceremony will honor approximately 2,125 students receiving degrees, diplomas or certificates for the 2011-12 academic school year.
BCTC President Dr. Augusta A. Julian will preside over the commencement of graduates. BCTC will also recognize graduates at two new events this year:
The Exceptional Black Graduates recognition program will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at BCTC’s Cooper campus, 470 Cooper Drive in Lexington. This program honors the academic achievements of African American students.
The Graduate Achievement Recognition reception will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the north exhibit hall at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. At the reception, BCTC’s outstanding program graduates will be recognized for exhibiting strong leadership, exceeding criteria and expectations in their degree programs, and academic excellence.
Stu Silberman will deliver the commencement address at this year’s graduation. Silberman was the superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools from 2004 to 2011. He currently serves as the executive director of the Prichard Committee, a non-profit citizens group established in 1983 that advocates for excellence in education.
This is the first year BCTC will hold its graduation at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Parkway in Lexington. Directions to the arena are located at http://bit.ly/gradlocation. Admission is free and open the public. Free parking is available.
Trail riding for fun in Mercer County
Trail riding for fun is available for riders ages 6 to 18 at Eagles Nest Trail Farm on Calvary Lane in Mercer County. Young riders may join their local 4-H horse club and ride 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle’s Nest. For more information, call (859) 247-2010.