Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 14, 2014

What's happening: 5/15/14

Staff reports
The Independent

RACELAND — 2-day sale at church upcoming

RACELAND - The Heritage Group of Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of U.S. 23 and Caroline Road will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot dogs will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

There will be household items, toys, clothing, tools, glassware and more. Individuals may bring their own tables and rummage to set up outside the church for $5 per day.

Bike show will be Saturday

FLATWOODS - The Raceland/Russell Lions Club will have a motorcycle bike show at Dairy Queen in Flatwoods on Saturday.

Registration will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m., with judging from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 12:10 p.m.

The entry fee is $20 per bike.

Proceeds will benefit FirstSight and local need-based organizations.

Monarch seminar today

ASHLAND - The Southern Hills Garden Club will have a Monarch Waystation seminar at noon today at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library.

Guests may tour the waystation, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions and receive professional advice from the Southern Hills Garden Club.

Monarch butterflies’ migration is in danger of extinction because of a shrinking habitat, climate change and the use of pesticides.

The event is designed to raise awareness of the rapid decline of monarch butterflies and what community members can do to help protect the monarch population. Patrons will receive information about harmful pesticides, herbicides and climate change, and how these factors affect the longevity of the monarch. Those who attend the event also will receive free milkweed, the primary food source of monarch butterflies.  

Because monarchs cannot withstand cold temperatures, they travel nearly 2,000 miles each year from Canada and the United States to central Mexico where they hibernate for the winter. This year, the monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993, largely because of a lack of milkweed. Community members can help preserve the monarch habitat by planting the provided milkweed plugs in their yard or gardens.    

The waystation, between the main branch and Crabbe Elementary School, was created last summer and dedicated in October. The area is full of plants such as milkweed that attract the butterflies for feeding and laying eggs. The hope is the station will become a regular stop for the butterflies as they travel from Canada to Mexico and back.

Road to Fame rounds slated

PRESTONSBURG - Road to Fame Qualifying Rounds will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain Arts Center and at 6 p.m. Sunday at U-Pike Booth Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale at the MAC for $12. Tickets for Booth Auditorium will be sold at the door. PCG Nashville will offer free, professional mentoring/educational workshops on those days at 2 p.m.

AARF fundraisers upcoming in June

ASHLAND - The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund is planning two fundraisers next month.

‰The AARF to the Rescue 5K Run/Walk will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at Kenova City Park at 15th and Chestnut streets.

Medals will be awarded and the first 150 to register will receive T-shirts.

The cost is $20 to register onsite or at tristateracers.com.

Door prizes will be awarded and goodie bags and refreshments will be available. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each age group.

‰Ladies Night Out will be from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 at J. Ryan/Hanni Insurance on 15th Street.

Ten vendors, including Thirty-One, Jewel Kade, Scensy, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay will be present. Commissions will go to AARF.

There also will be door prizes and light refreshments.