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Here are some health-related events in the community for January.

Monday, Jan 9

Mindfulness in Awareness Meditation classes will begin Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Yoga Meditation & Therapy Center, 322 W. 2nd St. In this five-week introductory course, you will begin to meditate and develop the skills to help you meet life events with calm awareness and reduced stress. Call 859.254.9529 to reserve space in the course.

With the new year, many people look for ways to lose weight. Weight-loss surgery can lower cholesterol, blood pressure, reduce joint pain, and help control blood sugar. KentuckyOne Health at Saint Joseph East is offering a  free seminar Monday, Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. and offers insight to see if surgery is right for you. For more information or to register, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/weightloss or call 859.967.5520.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

The YMCA in Hamburg will host an adult basketball leagues for men and women in January.

The men’s league is open for members and non-members 18 and older.  This is a 5 on 5 league. Teams are guaranteed 7 games and there is a single elimination tournament at the end of the year. Registration for members is Jan. 10 and Jan. 20 for non-members. Games will begin in February. The Womens Winter Basketball League is open to ages 18 and older. Registration closes Jan. 24. Games will be played at the High Street YMCA.

Thursday, Jan. 12

The Fayette County Extension Service will help the public understand the health numbers at a special workshop Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. These numbers are associated with cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index and waist circumference. To stay healthy as we age, it is important to understand your health numbers in an effort to monitor them. This program will help you define and simplify your personal health numbers. Join Diana Doggett, Fayette County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences at the Fayette County Extension Office for this workshop. To RSVP, call 859.257.5582.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

KentuckyOne Health Care hosts a ‘Living with Cancer” support group Jan. 17 at the KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care, 3470 Blazer Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This group supports the challenges of advanced cancer. Discussion and topics focus on quality of life, coping strategies, support during changes and adjustments to treatment plan and goals. The group will meet every third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Stacy Florence, OSW-C, at 859.629.7131.

Saturday, Jan. 21

The annual Mystical Fair will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1084 Whipple Court in Lexington from 11 until 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the past six years in Lexington, this fair has featured psychics, tarot and oracle readers, massage therapists and other healing arts professionals as well as vendors, artists and more. For more information, go to www.mpfair.com.

Coming soon

Central Kentucky Heart Ball

The 29th Annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball will be held Friday, Feb. 3 at the Bluegrass Ballroom of Lexington Center. The Heart Ball is one of the top black tie events in the community. This year’s event will honor Darby Turner and the 2017 chair couple is Bill and Barbara Thomason from Keeneland. Join the American Heart Association for an evening that will feature a gourmet dinner, dancing, live music and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the Heart Ball support the mission of the American Heart Association. Call 859-317-6878 for more information. The 29th Annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball is presented by White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics.

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