News briefs for 11-07-12

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SCC Online Classes

Recently St. Catharine College entered into a partnership with ED-2-GO to offer more than 300 online classes including computer literacy and applications, art, finance, photography, foreign languages, health care, business and many more. For further information go to http://www.ed2go.com/sccky/.

Habitat for Humanity Application
Habitat for Humanity application brochures for the 2013 Washington County Build are available in the following locations: Springfield State Bank, BB&T Bank, City Hall, The Springfield Sun, St. Vincent DePaul, library, Community Action, Housing Authority of Springfield, or any Habitat board member. Phone 336-7589 or 366-0201.

Christmas Toy Collection
Cash Express will be collecting new or gently used toys, clothes, shoes (washable), and non-perishable food items to donate to families in the community. Items will be accepted until Dec. 15, to allow time for items to be delivered in time for Christmas. Drop off locations are The Springfield Sun and Save-A-Lot.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Financial Aid Workshop  

The Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a financial aid workshop (today) Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. High-school seniors and adults returning to school are invited to attend this free workshop. An outreach counselor from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will explain the financial aid process, help attendees compare the costs of higher education institutions, and provide materials to assist students in applying for financial aid. The Springfield campus is located at 160 Corporate Drive in Springfield. Call 859-336-1361 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 9
WC Retired Teachers

The Washington County Retired Teachers Association will meet at Mordecai’s at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. We will have our meeting and then go to the Opera House to see White Christmas. Be sure you purchase your tickets before the meeting at the Opera House, Springfield State Bank or online.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony
A Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held at the Washington County High School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m. to honor all veterans who have served and are currently serving this great nation. We will remember those veterans who have lost their lives while serving each of us as protectors of our freedoms and our country.
If you are a veteran and plan to attend, please arrive at the high school gymnasium lobby at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Please join us in this celebration.

Nov. 9-10
Indoor Yard Sale

Cornerstone Christian Church will be having an indoor yard sale this Friday, Nov. 9 from 5-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m.-noon. The church is located next to Save-A-Lot grocery store. There will be many items, including clothes, housewares, furniture, Christmas items, crafts and bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the church’s 3D building campaign.

Nov. 9-11
Mt. Olivet Revival

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of 1403 Tatham Spring Road in Willisburg, will be holding revival on Nov. 9-11. The speaker for Friday and Saturday evening will be Bro. Cal Adams of Temple Baptist Church in Springfield. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly and at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Bro. Joseph Lumbrix, pastor, will conduct the service on Sunday. Special music will be provided each evening. Friday evening various groups and soloist from the church will present the music. On Saturday evening, music will be provided by Classic Harmonies, Ron and Wendy Sivers and their daughter. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Catholics at the Capitol

Catholics and other concerned citizens are invited to the Catholics at The Capitol at St Catharine College’s Hamilton Hall Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
Father Patrick Delahanty, Catholic Conference of Kentucky, will present the Catholic position of key issues coming before the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly and the Catholic social teachings and values underlying these positions. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage their Kentucky legislators on these issues.  
Registration by Nov. 5: Catholic Charities Nazareth Office, 502-331-4545, schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

Loretto Motherhouse Concert
There will be a free concert at the Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Julianne King, violinist and Adrienne Fontenot, piano, will perform.

Adult Spelling Bee
The first-ever St. Dominic Spell-A-Bration, an adult spelling bee, will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Dominic School Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Come have some food, fun and fellowship and support St. Dominic School. For more information, entry form and rules, contact Dawn Pettus (859) 481-1556 or Alicia O’Cull (859) 481-4035. All proceeds go to St. Dominic School.

Monday, Nov. 12
Farmers Market Meeting

Farmers Market vendors and persons interested in becoming vendors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Springfield City Hall to plan for continued growth and improvement of next year’s Farmers Market.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Springfield Water Company

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the water office. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Parkinson’s Support Group

There will not be a regular meeting this month. Instead all those touched by Parkinson’s are encouraged to attend the Thursday, Nov. 15 Parkinson’s Patient Education Program at the Bardstown Country Club in Maywood. This program is sponsored by Teva Neuroscience and features guest speaker Dr. John T Slevin, UK College of Medicine. He is a professor in the department of neurology and the director of movement disorders program. He will speak on PD and current treatments and have a Q&A time. To attend, please RSVP to 502-254-3388. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m.

WC Library Craft Classes
The Washington County Library will be holding craft classes for tweens (9-14 years old) and adults on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. Tweens will be making snowflake ornaments and adults will be making Silent Night glass ornaments. All must register at the front desk. All classes are free. Call 336-7655 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 16
AARP Safety Course

There will be a AARP Safety Course at the Washington County Extension Office on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is for ages 55 and over. In November, all veterans and their families can take this course for free. In Kentucky, those 55 and older having a certificate from attending this class can get a discount on their auto insurance for a minimum of three years. If interested, call the extension office at 336-7741 for more information and to register.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Contemplative Prayer Day

The monthly Contemplative Prayer Day at St. Catharine Motherhouse (US 150 near Springfield) will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The day includes several sessions of centering prayer, meditative walks,  silence, a presentation on Thomas Merton’s Spirituality and Prayer by Father James Connor, OCSO from the Trappist Monastery, discussion on the topic, “A Tea Meditation,” a sharing about the day, and a blessing. Bring a bag lunch. Any questions, call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard  at 859-284-5201.

Sunday, Nov. 18
Blood Drive

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1700 Old Lebanon Road, Springfield.

Monday, Nov. 19
Blood Drive

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 19 from 3-8 p.m. at Willisburg Christian Church, 2681 Lawrenceburg Road, Willisburg.

Wednesday, Nov. 21
Needs Assessment Meeting

The Washington County Community Action Program will be holding its annual Community Needs Assessment Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The meeting will be held at Community Action, located at 114 South Dr. Street. The meeting will begin at noon. All individuals who would like to represent the low-income population in the county are urged to attend. Any suggestions presented at the meeting will be considered to help with the design of the programs operated by the agency. For more information, please call Dana Kelty, Washington County Community Services Coordinator, at 336-7766.

Sunday, Nov. 25
Blood Drive

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Dominic School, 309 West Main Street, Springfield.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Dance and Auction

The Washington County Association for the Mentally Handicap Annual Dance and Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield. Music by the Moonshine Millionaires. Doors open at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to WC Association for the Mentally Handicap. Any questions or anyone wishing to make a monetary donation or to donate an item for the auction, please contact Tara Osbourne at (859) 336-9223 or (859) 805-0138.