Support various causes this weekend

Published 9:24 am Friday, April 28, 2017

For the physically active and inactive, there are options to get out of the house this weekend and help a couple causes.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the annual Joe F. Reed Memorial Heart Walk begins at Clark Regional Medical Center. The event raises funds for the American Heart Association.

The event was renamed in Reed’s honor in 2010. Reed was a long-time volunteer for the American Heart Association and a “champion” for the AHA’s work, officials said previously.

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Registration begins at 9 a.m.and is free, though donations are encouraged.

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For those less athletically inclined, there’s always the theater.

Beginning tonight, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. opens at Leeds Center for the Arts on Main Street in Winchester. The hour-long show is adapted from the Broadway show and the animated feature. It follows Ariel through her journey under and above the sea to find acceptance and love, as well as the sacrifices required.

There are two evening performances at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for groups of 10 Tickets are available at

The play is presented by the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s Academy for Creative Excellence.

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Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email or call 859-759-0049.

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