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Community in brief - Feb. 16, 2017

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By The Staff

Bird count

This year’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nature Center at the Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve. 

The GBBC is a free, fun and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages. 

Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from beginning bird watchers to experts. Members of the Louisville Audubon Society will help identify and count birds at the nature preserve. 

The event will start inside the heated Nature Center. Kathy Dennis, president of the Louisville Audubon Society, will give a presentation about the most common backyard birds. Then, after a short break, birding expert, Barbara Woerner, will lead the bird count. 

Please dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Bring binoculars and lunch. 

Door prizes will be made available by the Louisville Audubon Society and there will be free bird crafts for kids. 

There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. 

Cedar Lake wins

“A Commitment to Compassion,” a luncheon aimed to shine a light on inspiring individuals who make a difference every day in the lives of others took place in Louisville on Feb. 7, and one local organization was recognized.

Among those honored who exemplify true compassion in the workplace, people who go above and beyond their job duties to extend needed consideration, kindness and compassion to patients, their colleagues and the broader community, was Cedar Lake Lodge. Cedar Lake is a private nonprofit organization that actively celebrates compassion in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Garden art show

Garden themed art in all mediums will be featured at “The Garden Show” Feb. 28 through April 1 at Gallery 104 in La Grange. 

Regional artists have entered unique, quality works in leather, paper, fabric and glass, as well as photography and paintings, all with a floral or garden inspiration. Bob Hill of Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden will judge both adult and student divisions. 

Awards of $350 and ribbons through third place will be presented at the opening reception March 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. which is open to the public. Food and beverages will be served. AAOC members will have a chance to win a membership to Yew Dell Gardens, and Blooms will provide floral arrangements. There are entry fees for the artists but no charge to attend the opening.

Gallery 104 is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 104 East Main Street in La Grange. 

For questions about the show call Marion Gibson (502) 338-4391

Lincoln dinner

The Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Feb. 25, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Kavanaugh Conference Center, 7505 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood.

Many elected officials will be in attendance and the keynote speaker will be the first Republican Speaker of the House, Jeff Hoover.

Guests are encouraged to wear red to celebrate the fact that Kentucky “turned red” for the first time in 95 years.

Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/oldham-county-gop-lincoln-dinner-2017-tickets-31588.... For more information, call (502) 693-8022.

TCCAA meeting
Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at the John Black center in Buckner located at 1551 North Highway 393. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.