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Spring Soccer Sign-ups
The Marion County Youth Soccer association will have Spring Soccer Sign-ups Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the concession stand at the soccer fields on Fair Grounds Rd. in Lebanon or you can print your registration and medical release form from our website http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mail to the address listed on the form. Please note: if they played for Marion County Youth Soccer in the fall, they do not need to register, as they will continue on their same teams to play in the spring.
Mary Ministry

The February meetings for the Mary Ministry are Feb. 13, with a theme about healthy relationships, and on Feb. 28 there will be guests speakers answering questions about legal issues and concerns of single mothers. Meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Wesley Family Life Center located on Main Street to the left of the Springfield United Methodist Church.  Every meeting begins with a meal and finishes 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.

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. 5

Community Dinner
Springfield United Methodist Church will host a Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Wesley Family Life Center located at 301 East Main Street (across from the Library).  The dinner is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  

Computer Basics
Come to the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. to learn the parts of the computer and to move around in Windows.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Edible Love

If you have someone special or maybe a sweet tooth, come decorate Hershey Kisses into a lovely arrangement of flowers that you can eat. This will be held at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-17.

FAFSA Workshop
Washington County High School will have a FAFSA Workshop on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Night of Knights

St. Dominic School Second Annual Night of Knights will be Feb. 8 at the Parish Community Center. Social Hour will be at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and silent auction at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Loretto Motherhouse
There will be a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.  Gabrielle Manion will play works by Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, and Gershwin.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.

Monday, Feb. 10

American Red Cross Blood Mobile

The regular visit for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on Monday, Feb. 10 from noon – 5 p.m. at the Family Life Center at Springfield Baptist Church.  There is a great need for blood, because some blood drives have to be cancelled due to bad weather, so please come to give a gift of life.

Ky Public Retirees Meeting
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 10 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.
Touch of Class will provide musical entertainment.

Minute To Win It

Think you have what it takes to beat the challenge in one minute?   Come to the Washington County Public Library and test your abilities on Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-17.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Author Visit: Betty Gorin-Smith
In collaboration with the Washington County Historical Society, Betty Gorin-Smith, author of “Morgan Is Coming”, will be at the Louisville Store on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.  Join us for a lively visit.

Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 11 at the water office.  The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Story Time 1

Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. for ages 3-5.  Please call 859-336-7655.

Story Time 2
Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for ages 3-5.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Internet Basics
Learn the basics of successful Internet searching at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Adult Book Discussion Group
Pick up a copy of our current book, “Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult, at the Washington County Public Library and join us for a lively discussion on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Toddler Dance Party

Get the wiggles and giggles out as we move around to the sound of music and books at the Washington County Public Library on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

WCHS Baseball Boosters
Washington County High School Baseball Boosters will have a chili supper/silent auction on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. during the WC basketball senior night at the high school cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from current players and at the door.  Call Adam Blair at (859) 481-4145, or email adam.blair@washington.kyschools.us with any questions.  All proceeds go to the WCHS baseball team.

WAGS meeting
The Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS) will hold their February meeting on the 18th at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church. Anyone affected by ASD is welcome to attend. For more information, call Katie Essex at 859-481-3282.

Thursday, Feb. 20

2015 Washington County Distinguished Young Women Program
 On Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the WCHS Library, there will be an informational meeting for any High School Junior girl, who is a Washington County resident, that is interested in participating in the 2015 Washington County Distinguished Young Women Program.  We ask that a parent or guardian attend the meeting with you. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call Mandy Sagrecy at 859-336-4028 or email at mandysagrecy@gmail.com.
Saturday, March 1

Brazilian Jazz in the Bluegrass
Mid-Kentucky Arts’ next program  “Brazilian Jazz in the Bluegrass!” will be held on Saturday, 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.

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, April 26

WC Autism Group
The Washington County Autism Group will be hosting their fifth annual event on April 26 at The RIver of Life Church from 11a.m. -3 p.m. This event is used as a way to raise Autism Awareness and funds used to help the families and children in our area affected by Autism and other ASD’s. The event is free.  There will be games and activities for children, many vendor booths, autism information booths, concessions, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, recognition ceremony, and a walk if weather permits. If anyone would like to donate a silent auction item or make a monetary donation, please contact Katie Essex at 859-481-3282.

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.