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May 3, 2014

Spring Zing

Thursday, May 22nd

6 p.m. - cocktails and jazz by Bobby Falk on the lawn

7 p.m. - dinner and live auction

The Gheens Foundation Lodge at The Parklands of Floyds Fork

$125 per person or $1500 per table (seating 10)

*a portion of your ticket cost is tax deductible

 (502) 581-0658 or  

Zoom Group, providing adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to achieve their full potential through enrichment programs and employment services, will celebrate art and creativity through its annual fundraiser, Spring Zing.


National Civil Rights Museum

Now the most comprehensive civil rights museum in the world, the museum offers its visitors new designs, new exhibits, interactivity and automation covering five centuries of history. With exhibits such as A Culture of Resistance: Slavery in America 1619-1861 and over 260 iconic artifacts from the Civil Rights Movement including The Montgomery Bus and the Sit-in counter, the museum presents a new way for visitors to learn and experience such an important part of history. The museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history, from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality. When it comes to civil rights, it's important not only to learn about historical milestones but also to interpret them in a way that can be applied to today's challenges. Through multi-sensory and multi-media innovations, historical artifacts and structures, events, speakers and online resources, the National Civil Rights Museum champions educational programming and offers visitors a full immersion experience.


Pest-Proofing Tips with Bob Vila

Legendary home improvement expert, Bob Vila gives advice on pest proofing your home. As the weather gets warmer, pests begin to emerge from their overwintering sites and seek out food and shelter indoors. Whether it's rodents, ants, termites, bed bugs or cockroaches, Americans should take steps to protect their homes and families from the dangers and diseases these pests are known to cause. Spring is the perfect time to make pest-proofing a priority to prevent an infestation.  From sealing points of entry to eliminating sources of standing water, there are many steps homeowners can take to keep their homes and families safe from unwanted pests. Some pest-proofing tips are:

  •  Sealing cracks & holes on outside of home
  • Repairing fascia & rotted roof shingles
  • Replacing weather stripping and loose mortar around home foundation and windows & much more


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