Daily Notes: Wednesday, February 24

What a gloomy week we’re having after such a beautiful weekend. I wish Spring would hurry up and arrive, but then again, March is right around the corner! But there are some fun things going on around here to help distract from the cold and the flurries.

Tonight, the Gaines Center for Humanities is hosting “Conversations on Conservation” in room 230 of the University of Kentucky Student Center at 7:30. Our intern, Bailey Johnson, has worked really hard to establish this great lecture series as part of her Gaines Fellowship. Tonight’s conversation features UPK author Tammy Horn, discussing her book Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation as well as her work with the Eastern Kentucky Environmental Research Institute. Followed by a reception featuring a honey bar with honey-infused foods, it will be an interesting talk, and a great way to warm up your Wednesday night!

If you’re in Lexington and bees aren’t your thing, Awesome, Inc. and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky are hosting Nextington 3 – Digital Democracy from 6 to 8 p.m. at their offices at 348 East Main Street. It’s the first mayoral debate in preparation for the 2010 election. The forum, featuring traditional media and new media (like bloggers), will occur live and digitally; anyone interested can attend in person or at UStream, Twitter, and CoverItLive (For Twitter, use the hashtag #LexMayor).

If you can’t make it out tonight, might I suggest a cup of hot chocolate and a seat by the window to watch the snowflakes?

As always, keep an eye on us at Twitter or stay tuned right here for more news and notes!

P.S. Stay on the lookout, an events calendar is coming soon!

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