Compiled from staff reports
Discount fair tickets available: The Kentucky State Fair is offering advance discount admission and ride tickets through its Web site (www.kystatefair.org) , and at participating Kroger stores.
Online tickets can be purchased with any major credit card and will be mailed to buyers.
The online sale is going on through Aug. 6 and the Kroger sale will end Aug. 13. The fair will run Aug. 14-24 in Louisville.
Run to fight Cystic Fibrosis
ERLANGER - The Silverlake Recreation Center will present its Second Annual Splash and Dash Silverlake Five-Mile Run on July 19. The run will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The run begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $12 before or by 7:15 a.m. the day of the run. A free open house of the center starts at 9 a.m.
The open house will include Q102 giveaways, free Skyline Chili, a rock-climbing wall, Blue from Blue's Clues and a Wild Thornberrys photo safari.
Tickets must be reserved for the open house. An adult swim meet will run 1-4 p.m. Silverlake Recreation Center is at 301 Kenton Lands Road.
For information, directions or tickets call (859) 426-7777.
Christmas in MainStrasse
COVINGTON - MainStrasse Village will have its Ninth Annual Christmas in July Sale on the weekend of July 19-20. Hours for the sale will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Shops will sell fashion apparel, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, toys, antiques, collectables, professional photographs and art. For information call the events line at (859) 491-0458.
New office for Kenton branch
INDEPENDENCE - The Property Valuation Administrator has opened a new office in Independence at the county clerk's office in the courthouse.
The office will be open the first and last Wednesday of each month at the courthouse at 5272 Madison Pike.
Services offered by the PVA office: reviews and adjustment of automobile valuations; acceptance of homestead exemption applications and disability exemption applications; and review of and explanation about real property assessments and tax payments.
The PVA's main office in Covington is at the courthouse at 303 Court Street in Room 201.
Classes on buying homes
FLORENCE - Beginning July 16, Fifth Third Bank will hold six Home Buyers Training Classes from 6-9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month through December.
The classes will be held in the lower-level conference room at Fifth Third Bank's Northern Kentucky corporate headquarters at 8100 Burlington Pike in Florence.
The sessions will focus on topics such as the process of home ownership, personal budgeting and saving and the buying and lending process.
The dates for the other classes are Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct.15, Nov.19 and Dec.17.
For information call (859) 283-6083.
Benefit golf tournament
INDEPENDENCE - The Independence Police Department will have its third annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Kenton County Golf Course. The event is $60. A free lunch will be served after the game.
Sponsorships are being accepted in $50, $100, or $350 amounts.
To become a sponsor send your payment to the Independence Community Safety Projects at 5272 Madison Pike, P.O. Box 830, Independence, Ky. 41051. All money raised will benefit the city's community safety programs.
Quilts on display at art gallery
COVINGTON - Now on display at the Covington Cathedral Art Gallery is the exhibit "Healing Quilts," by Dee Rosing. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The exhibit will run through July 27.
Rosing, an art instructor at the Baker Hunt Foundation in Covington and at St. Theresa's Treasure Trove in Cincinnati, blends traditional patterns with contemporary fabric and color in her work.
Church festival, homecoming
COVINGTON - The St. Benedict Church Summer Festival and Homecoming will be from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. July 18 and 19.
Fish and chicken dinners will be served beginning at 5 p.m.
Booths, games and raffles will open at 6 p.m.
The festival will be held at the St. Benedict School grounds, 338 East 16th St., Covington. For information, call (859) 431-5607.
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