News briefs 2/26

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There will be two auditions for The Stephen Foster Story for our 2014 season.  We are performing The Stephen Foster Story for the 56th consecutive season, and new this year will be “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, presented by Salt River Electric.   We are looking to cast anywhere from 20-30 kids for Charlie Brown, who will join members of our adult cast from The Stephen Foster Story. 

Youth auditions, for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, will be Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., at Bardstown High School for ages 6-16.  Parents may call the box office at 502-348-5971 to request audition information.

Local adult auditions will be March 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Bardstown High School for ages 17 and up.

Audition information is listed on our newly updated website, www.stephenfoster.com
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Getting Started with Facebook
Sign up for a Facebook account; learn about news feeds, updating status, posting pictures and more Facebook basics at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Community Meal
Springfield United Methodist Church has rescheduled the “come as you are” community meal to Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m., in the Wesley Center.  Everyone is welcome.

Open House at St. Dominic
St. Dominic School will be hosting an open house on Feb. 26, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Anyone interested in enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is encouraged to attend. Registration forms for 2014-15 and other information will be available. For more information please contact the school office at 859-336-7165.

Thursday, Feb. 27

2015 Distinguished Young Women of Washington County Program
The 2015 Distinguished Young Women of Washington County Program parent meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., in the WCHS library. If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Sagrecy at 859-336-4028 or mandysagrecy@gmail.com.

Friday, Feb. 28

Mary Ministry
The Feb.28 meeting for the Mary Ministry will be having guest speakers answering questions about legal issues and concerns of single mothers.  The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Wesley Family Life Center, located on Main Street to the left of the Springfield United Methodist Church, and will begin with a meal and finish with a workshop dealing with different issues facing today’s single mothers.  Childcare is provided, and the meeting is open to all single mothers at no cost.  Please call Teresa Miller at 859-805-0757 for more information.

Saturday, March 1

The Doctor’s in the House

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with his books and some Suessical fun games at the Washington County Public Library on March 1 at 10 a.m. for preschool-second grade.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Bazinga! Battle the Elements
The adult reading program will be held at the Washington County Public Library on March 1, at 10 a.m.  Adults 18 and over can register, read and win some fabulous prizes.  Call the library at 859-336-7655 to learn more.

Brazilian Jazz in the Bluegrass

Mid-Kentucky Arts’ next program  “Brazilian Jazz in the Bluegrass!” will be held on March 1. Enjoy a dessert bar and refreshments while our Brazilian musicians play a variety of lively tunes.  Join us in the Spalding Dining Center at St. Catharine College at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations, call 859-336-9232.

Sunday, March 2

Faith, Food and Fun 4 Families
F4 (Faith, Food and Fun 4 Families) will meet March 2 following the morning worship service (noon) at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1403 Tatham Springs Rd., Willisburg. We are having a potluck soup/chili & sandwiches for lunch, followed by an afternoon of great music, fun games, inspirational Bible study and desserts.  Every one of all ages is invited to attend.  

Monday, March 3

Preschool Application Packets
Preschool application packets will be available beginning March 3 at the Washington County Board of Education Office or online at www.washington.kyschools.us, for anyone wishing to apply for preschool for the 2014-2015 school year.  A four-year old who will not turn five before Oct. 1, 2014, or a three-year old with an educational disability may apply.  Packets should be filled out and returned to the WC Board of Education Office before March 28.  Screenings will be conducted in April by appointment only.  For more information, contact Jill Settles or Jason Simpson at the Washington County Board of Education office at 859-336-5470.

Tuesday, March 4

Freshmen Registration
Bethlehem High School will hold freshmen registration on March 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Julie Downs, Director of Admissions, at 502-348-8594, ext. 213 or at jdowns@bethlehemhigh.org.

Story Time 1

A classic story time for children ages 3-5 will be held on March 4, 5 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Story Time 2

A classic story time for children ages 3-5 will be held on March 4, 6 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

WC 4-H Chili Supper

Washington County 4-H will be holding a chili supper on March 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. 
Tickets are available at the Extension Office.  Please call 859-336-7741 for pricing.  Proceeds will go to Washington County 4-H Camp Scholarships.
 Drive -thru is available.

Wednesday, March 5

Computers 101

Learn the parts of computers and how to use Windows with this basic class at the Washington County Public Library on March 5, at 9 a.m.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Thursday, March 6

Farmers Market Vendors Meeting

Those who wish to sell at this summer’s Farmers Market are urged to attend the first organizing meeting of the season on March 6, 7 p.m., at Springfield City Hall.  Important information will be discussed and shared in preparation for April registration deadline.  For further information, call New Pioneers at 859-336-5070.

Movie Mania
Indulge your science fiction side by watching “Ender’s Game.”  Movie mania will be held at the Washington County Public Library on March 6, 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-17.
Saturday, March 8

Piano Concert
There will be a piano concert on March 8, 7 p.m., at the Loretto Motherhouse Church, featuring Joanna Ximenes and Teresa Tedder.  
Joanna Ximenes and Teresa Tedder began performing together as a piano duo in 2002.  They have performed together in Brazil, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The added dimension of four hands at one piano is exciting and exhilarating not to mention that the visual aspect of duet playing is sheer fun to watch.  Their repertoire covers a vast range of styles and composers, everything from jazz to European classics.

Monday, March 10

Ky. Public Retirees Meeting

Kentucky public retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting March 10, 2014 at Ryan’s Family Steak House in Elizabethtown, Ky.  Ryan’s is located at 1034 Executive Drive.   The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. EST with lunch.
Humor, magic and tour information will be provided by Roger McCurry of Koinonia Travels and Tours.

Tales for Tots: Blow Wind Blow
There will be stories, rhymes, songs and activities for ages 2-and-under (toddlers) at the Washington County Public Library on March 10 at 10 a.m.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register

Mother Goose Story Time: March Winds
There will be stories, songs, rhymes and activities for ages 2 and 3, at the Washington County Public Library on March 10 at 10:45 a.m.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Tuesday, March 11

New Pioneers Meeting
New Pioneers spring member meeting and dessert potluck will take place at the Springfield Opera House from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Bring your favorite dessert, meet other folks who share your interests, and enjoy guest speaker Mary Berry of the Berry Center in Henry County.  Mary is the daughter of farmer and author Wendell Berry and creator of the Berry Farming program at St. Catharine College. Not a member and want to attend?  Drop by the office for an application or see our website: www.newpioneersfsf.org.

Saturday, March 29

Yard Sale and Benefit Auction
There will be a yard sale and benefit auction at Samuels Hall at Nelson County Fairgrounds on March 29 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Doors will re-open at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m.  A live D.J. will immediately follow until midnight.  Food and drinks will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit Hearts for Haley.  Please call Melissa Bartley at 859-805-2168 for more information or to donate.

Saturday, May 17

10K Race
McDowell Wellness Center will be hosting its Eleventh Annual 10K run on May 17.  The race begins at 8 a.m. at McDowell Wellness Center, located at 1107 Ben Ali Drive in Danville.  Registration forms are available at McDowell Wellness Center.  There is a registration fee and all entrants will receive a T-shirt.  Please call 859-936-9355 for more information.

Thursday, April 10

Patriot Career Fair
There will be a Job fair for local college students along with high school seniors held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lourdes Hall, on the campus of St. Catherine College. Information concerning summer jobs, internships, and career placement will be provided. Local businesses/companies are welcome to attend free of charge, but will need to fill out a registration form. For more information contact Erica Osborne at erica.osborne@sccky.edu or call (859) 336-5082, ext. 1313.

June 27-29

Maryland to KY Reunion

The Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond, Inc. Reunion will be held June 27-29 at 9 a.m. at St. Catharine College, Springfield. Go to website: https://sites.google.com/site/mdtoky 3/ or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDtoKYandBeyondInc for more details.