Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 26, 2013

What's happening: 05/27/13

Staff reports
The Independent

ASHLAND — Charitable giving seminars slated

ASHLAND - The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative will sponsor three free regional training seminars in Somerset, Ashland and Hazard for attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and other professional advisers to learn more about charitable giving in Kentucky.

Seminars will be June 6 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset and repeated on June 12 at the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, 855 Central Ave. in Ashland, and on June 13 at the Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. at each location.

The seminars, led by Allison Peck Lankford, vice president and general counsel at Blue Grass Community Foundation, one of the ARDPI partners, will focus on how communities across southern and eastern Kentucky can utilize charitable endowments to capture local wealth and invest it in life-changing endeavors.

Lankford will share knowledge about charitable giving and planning. She works directly with donors and their advisers to help them develop customized philanthropic plans to meet their charitable giving goals.

For more information, register at crdev.us/clesomerset, call the center at (606) 677-6000 or email psimpson@centertech.com.

Participants interested in attending the Ashland seminar may call the foundation at (606) 324-3888 or email ftsc_smartin@yahoo.com.

A complimentary lunch will be served at the Somerset and Ashland seminars. There will be a charge for lunch at the Hazard session.

Attorneys participating in the seminars can earn six hours of Continuing Law Education or Common Professional Examination credit, including 11⁄2 hours in Ethics (CLE pending).

Hospice to offer dating session

HUNTINGTON - Hospice of Huntington will offer “Dating after the Death of a Partner” at 2 p.m. June 10 at its office at 1101 Sixth Ave.

The free, professionally facilitated session will explore the challenges of dating after the death of a spouse or significant other.

 Registration is required; call Jaimie Armentrout at (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.

Skills training seminar in June

HUNTINGTON - A work-force training seminar hosted by the West Virginia Film Office will be June 22 and 23 in Huntington. Skills training will be provided by the Los Angeles-based company Production Assistant Training Seminar, which will offer skills training for entry level production assistants in the film industry.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. and to 5 p.m. daily at Trifecta Productions, 555 Fifth Ave. The building is also home to WOWK-TV. Lunch will be provided both days.

Advance registration is recommended because of limited seating. Register before June 7 by emailing Lisa Wells at wvfilm@wv.gov for instructions; for more information, call (304) 957-9366.

Local author to sign book

ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library will host a book signing for local author Laura Treacy Bentley and her recently published novel.

Bentley will be at the main branch at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1740 Central Ave.

She will read an excerpt from her first fiction novel, “The Silver Tattoo.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The novel, published in April, is a dark literary thriller set in mythical Ireland.

Bentley, who lives in Huntington, is a widely published poet in the United States and Ireland.

For more information or to arrange a book signing, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Rummage, hot dog sales scheduled

RACELAND - Grace United Methodist Church will have rummage and hot dog sales from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Those who wish to set up a rummage sale table in the parking lot can do so for a charge of $5 per day.

The church is at the corner of U.S. 23 and Caroline Road.

Louisa to have yard sale Saturday

LOUISA - The city will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Ricky Skaggs Boulevard in front of the Lawrence County Courthouse. Setup is free.

For more information, call (606) 483-9155.