Child-focused events set the tone this month

October 22, 2013 by  

Locals have the chance to improve the life of a child and join in with other community members for the Project Linus Make a Blanket Day on this weekend.

The event will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, at the Georgetown First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road in Georgetown.

Project Linus was inspired by the character of Linus from the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles Schulz. Just as Linus is comforted by his favorite blanket, the organization hopes to comfort other children by the gift of a handmade quilt, blanket or afghan. Special fleece blankets can also be made that do not require sewing skills.

The North Central Kentucky chapter has donated more than 2,500 blankets. For more information, call Janet Walter at (502) 863-9726. Postcard printing makes it easy to invite local residents to events like this.

On the theme of caring for children, ‘Raising Happy, Healthy Daughters’ takes place on Sunday, October 27, at the Central Baptist Hospital Education Center.

This forum will instruct parents and professionals on how to instill self-esteem and confidence in young girls today, and how doing so can help them to resist peer pressure.

Speakers include Dr. Katrina Hood and Dr. Katherine Stone. Proceeds will benefit eating disorder therapy for local teens.

The forum will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the center located at 1740 Nicholasville Road in Lexington.

Admission is $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. A number of scholarships are also available. For more information, call Lisa Miller at (859) 227-4101.