Kentucky Events

Charity Fundraisers

Food Trucks for a Cause, Main Street

Ten percent of all proceeds go to a different charity each week.
DATE: Fridays until Oct. 31 (except June 13, Aug. 8, and Oct. 10)
LOCATION: 400 East Main Street, Lexington

Food Trucks for a Cause, Midland Avenue

Ten percent of all proceeds go to a different charity each week.
DATE: Fridays, June 13, Aug. 8, and Oct. 10, 11 am-2 pm
LOCATION: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington

Molly Malone's and Second Stride's 3rd Annual Derby Party and Charity Auction

Suggested donation: $10 at the door. The 2014 silent and live auction includes horse racing related items, experience packages, sports items, and more. All proceeds benefit Second Stride, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of retired Thoroughbred racehorses. Molly Malones will be donating 10 percent of all sales during this event to Second Stride.
DATE: April 28, 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Molly Malone's, 933 Baxter Avenue, Louisville

Hospice of the Bluegrass Volunteer Training and Orientation

To register, contact Shellie Brown at 502-223-1744 or
DATE: Thursday, May 1, 1-4 pm
LOCATION: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort

2nd Annual Derby Party for the Gentry House

Tickets: $15. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House, a homeless shelter for families with children. Tickets can be prepaid on the website, or by contacting the Gentry House office 8 am-12 noon Monday-Friday at 270-751-6802, or by sending a check to The Gentry House, PO Box 406, Murray, Ky. 42071.
DATE: May 3, 2-6:30 pm
LOCATION: Murray Banquet Center, 924 S. 12th St., Murray

5K Run To Remember

Sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund. Cost: $20 for ages 11 and up; $5 for ages 5-10. Race day registration is offered; however, the prices will increase after April 26. The event raises funds for a Kentucky National Guard memorial to be located in Frankfort.
DATE: Saturday, May 10, meet at 6:45 am, race begins at 8 am
LOCATION: Bloomfield Park Pavilion, Bloomfield

R.J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chrysalis House

Walkers and runners may register online or call (859) 977-2508. There will be cash prizes and drawings, a catered lunch, and children's activities.
DATE: May 17
LOCATION: 101 R.J. Corman Drive, Nicholasville

Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes and Bourbon

Saturday Start/Sunday Finish: Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville; Saturday Finish/Sunday Start: Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg. Fundraising minimum: $300 (plus registration fee) before check-in. Registration fee: $45 through May 10; $55 the week of the ride. Age minimum: 12. Route options: Saturday, 40, 60, and 100 miles; Sunday, 36 and 50 miles.
DATE: May 17 and 18, 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Gallrein Farms, 1029 Vigo Road, Shelbyville

Kilgore House and Garden Tour

Proceeds from the tour provide scholarships for those unable to pay the full fee of counseling services.
DATE: May 18-19, 10 am - 5 pm 7
LOCATION: Louisville

Walk MS Lexington 2014

Route length: 1- and 3-mile options available.
DATE: May 31, 9 am registration, 10 am walk
LOCATION: RJ Corman Railroad Group, Nicholasville

Second Chances Wildlife Center's Wildlife Baby Shower

Cost: $5 at the door or or free if you donate items from the group's online wish list. This 3rd annual Wildlife Baby Shower fundraiser features live wildlife babies, Louisville's most renowned harpist, refreshments, raffle items, door prizes, and nature items to purchase.
DATE: June 1, 2-4 pm
LOCATION: Gingerwoods Event Hall, 7611 Rose Island Road, Prospect