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BGCF to host ‘learning event’ to discuss On the Table 2019 tonight at Historic Courthouse

Blue Grass Community Foundation will host a learning event to discuss On the Table 2019 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, at the Historic Lexington Courthouse, 215 W. Main St. The event will start with a 4:30-6 p.m. reception and dedication in partnership with VisitLex and Zim’s Cafe on the first floor. It will be followed with a 6-8 p.m. learning and host toolkit pick-up and a conversation...

Blue Grass Community Foundation to hold small, mealtime conversations about issues — join in

At a press conference at the Government Center yesterday, Blue Grass Community Foundation and the City of Lexington announced On The Table 2018, a community engagement initiative designed to bring people together during small, mealtime conversations to talk about issues that impact the quality of life in their communities. On Wednesday, March 28, On The Table discussions will take place at hundreds...

Henry Clay advanced U.S. Government class brings ideas to citywide ‘On the Table’ discussions

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward When a ninth-grader suggested her AP U.S. Government class participate in the citywide “On the Table” discussions, teacher Scott Brown was pleased to offer the venue at Henry Clay High School. “This is the genesis of the class – talking about how government shapes the things we do. And this year has generated a lot of talk about how we can make it better,”...

On the Table initiative to spur community-wide conversation about Lexington set for Wednesday

Lexington is one of 10 cities across the U.S. selected to participate in the national replication initiative On the Table with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Blue Grass Community Foundation is spearheading the effort. On the Table is a community-wide conversation designed to bring people together during small mealtime conversations to discuss not only what makes their city...

Citizens invited to ‘On the Table’ kickoff celebration at Keeneland to discuss Lexington’s future

The ‘On the Table’ community conversation starts with a kickoff celebration March 1. The kickoff event will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Keeneland Entertainment Center, and is free and open to the public. Participants will receive food and drinks, swag bags and a toolkit to help them host their own ‘On the Table’ events on March 15. “Lexington, let’s gather around a table and talk about...