Church the Head Missionary Church at 845 E. Main St., Danville, will provide warm coats for anyone needing one. The coats will be given away from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Monday at the church.
The Boyle County Health Department has received a shipment of flu mist (live nasal spray) that can be given free to healthy non-pregnant people between the ages of 2 and 49, who do not have heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney or liver disease, diabetes or metabolic disease, anemia or blood disorders. For more information, call the Boyle County Health Department at (859) 236-2053. This opportunity will be available as long as the supply lasts.
Nature’s Thyme Herb Group will have its sixth annual “Tea Thyme” event 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Garrard County Extension Service office. The program, “GO NATIVE! Adding Native Plants to Your Herb Garden,” will be presented by Linda Porter.
Native Americans and colonists were masters at using what they found growing in the meadows, woods, riverbeds and prairies of Kentucky to help sustain and heal within their families and communities.
Porter will talk about lore and history around herbal native plants — and provide suggestions for plants that can be added to the home garden. Tips and resources for buying and growing natives also will be offered.
Porter is a long-time native plant enthusiast and educator. She worked for 10 years to restore prairies and establish urban native plant gardens in northern Illinois, and to teach others about the uses of native plants.
Since moving back to Kentucky in 2006, Linda has volunteered with the Salato Wildlife Center Native Plant Program and had been active on the board of the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones, a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about landscaping with native plants. In addition, she oversees installations and maintenance for herb gardens at Constitution Square and McDowell House for The Garden Club of Danville.
Cost for the tea is $5. Make reservations by Feb. 16 by calling the Garrard County Extension Service office at (859) 792-3026.