News briefs for 11-14-12

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Aluminum Can Buyback

The Regional Recycling aluminum can buyback is canceled for the month of November.

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 toys, canned food and coats for the underprivileged. Cash Express has teamed up with River of Life Church to distribute these items. Anyone in need of help can contact Bernadette Mattingly (859) 336-5422. Drop off locations are The Springfield Sun, Save-A-Lot, Chamber of Commerce, US Bank, Kentucky Supply or Springfield Treasure Shoppe. Used coats will be cleaned by Springfield Laundry and Drycleaners. For more information, call Cash Express at 888-899-0399.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Board meeting

Central Kentucky Community Action Inc. will hold an area board of directors meeting at 6:45 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club, 529 E. Stephen Foster Blvd., Bardstown.  

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

Thursday, Nov. 15
Airport Board Meeting

The Marion Washington County airport board’s regular monthly meeting, which would have been held Nov. 8, has been rescheduled to Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the airport terminal building.

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 Professor, Dept of Neurology & 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 Public 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 an 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
Bake Sale

The St. Dominic eighth grade class will be holding a bake sale outside of Parkview IGA on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 8 a.m. Items include pies, cakes, cookies, etc. Proceeds to benefit St. Dominic eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.

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 in Fredericktown.

Monday, Nov. 19
Community Thanksgiving Service

The annual community Thanksgiving service, sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial Association, will take place on Monday evening, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Dominic Church on Main Street, Springfield. Music will be by the adult choir of the Springfield Presbyterian Church, the youth choir of St. Dominic Church and the children’s choir of Holy Rosary Church. The message will be by Sister Claire McGowan, OP. A collection will be taken up for local ministries. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
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.

Saturday, Nov. 24
Concealed Carry Class

A concealed carry class will be Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. until completion. The class is offered by the department of criminal justice training. For more information and class availability, call 859-332-7728 or 859-583-5716. Jimmy Elliott is the instructor.
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 will be 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.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Mid-Kentucky Chorus

The Mid-Kentucky Chorus annual Christmas concert, The Beautiful Music of Christmas, will be held in Springfield on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catharine College.

Saturday, Dec. 18
BHS Placement Test

Bethlehem High School will hold its high school placement test on Saturday, Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Students should bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils. No calculators are needed. Questions should be directed to  Julie Downs, Director of Admissions, at 502-348-8594, ext. 213.