News briefs 3/12

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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.

Cradle School

The Washington Co. and North Washington FRYSCs will be hosting Cradle School on March 7, 14 and 21 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the preschool room at NWES.  Cradle School is a program for children ages 2 and 3 years old and their parents.  Participants will experience educational activities including lessons on language, critical thinking skills, social skills, music, story time, center activities and snack time.  Educational door prizes will be awarded each week.  Please call Wendy Chesser at 375-4038 or Barbara Pettus 481-8489 or 336-5490 to register.

Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
Rev. Y. Michelle Washington and members of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 300 E. High St., Springfield, will host the Madisonville-Bardstown District Conference on March 13-14. Worship service starts at 10 a.m. on March 13.  The missionary prayer breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. on March 14.  Guests will include, Presideing Prelate Bishop Darryl B. Starnes and his wife, Mrs. Camillie C. Starnes, Missionary Supervisor.

Thursday, March 13

Simple Crochet

Start out small and cute by learning to crochet bows and bookmarks, for ages 9 to 17, on March 13, 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.  Please call Tara O’Hagan at 859-336-7655 for further information.

Saturday, March 15

Contemplative Prayer Day
St. Catharine Motherhouse will hold its monthly Contemplative Prayer Day on March 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The day includes contemplative prayer, meditative walks, silence, personal prayer, and a presentation:  “A Portrait of the Radical Jesus”, a DVD hosted by Huston Smith, Fr. Richard Rohr,OSF, and Allan Dwight Callahan.  Discussion follows.  A tea meditation and blessing concludes the day.  Bring a bag lunch. Please call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard at 859-284-5201 for further information.

Monday, March 17

Library Board of Trustees’ Meeting
There will be a Library Board of Trustees’ meeting on March 17, 5:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library.

Tuesday, March 18

Story Time 1
Stories, songs, music, activities, fun and more for ages 3 to 5 at Story Time 1 on March 18, 5 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Story Time 2

Stories, songs, music, activities, fun and more for ages 3-5 at Story Time 2 on March 18, 6 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library.  Please call 859-336-7655 to register.

Faithful Citizenship Luncheon
“Growing Inequality:  So What?” is the topic of the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon to be held Noon-1 p.m., March 18 in St. Thomas Parish Center, 870 St Thomas Lane, Bardstown.  
The event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Charities’ Nazareth Office and is free and open to the public.   Those who attend are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch; drinks will be provided.
It is important to register by calling Catholic Charities’ Nazareth Office, 502-331-4545 or email to schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org

Rescheduled Chili Supper
Washington County 4-H will be holding a Chili Supper on Tuesday, March 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. 
Tickets are available at the Extension Office. All proceeds will go to Washington County 4-H Camp Scholarships.
Drive -thru is available.  Please call 859-336-7741 for more information.

Wednesday, March 19

Spring Community Volleyball League
Registrations are currently being taken for the Spring Community Co-Ed Volleyball League until March 19.  Games will be played on Monday nights beginning March 24 at the River of Life Church. There is a cost and it is open to everyone 14 years old and up. Please call Terry Bishop, 859 481-2563, Keith Haydon, 859 481-5808, or Derinda Osbourne, 859 481-1612 to register and for fee information.

Parkinson’s support group-Bardstown
Our March 19 meeting will be open for discussion and review of February’s presentation on deep brain stimulation.
Meetings are at 1 p.m. in the Nelson County Public Library Community Room on the third Wednesday of the month. All of those touched by Parkinson’s are welcome. Please call Jane Swarts at 502-350-4458 with questions.

Thursday, March 20

Will You Wii?
Challenge friends to some fun Wii competitions at the Washington County Public Library on March 20 at 3:30 p.m.  For ages 9 to 17.  Please call Tara O’Hagan at 859-336-7655 for further information.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Pick up a copy of our current book and join us for a lively discussion on March 20, 5 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Please call Tara O’Hagan at 859-336-7655 for further information.

Weather and Wings
A BAZINGA Adult reading program presentation, with educator, Brian Walker, giving an entertaining look, at weather and aviation on March 20, 5:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Please call Tara O’Hagan at 859-336-7655 for further information.

Saturday, March 22

Toddler Dance Party

Get the wiggles and giggles out as we move around and around to the sound of music and books for ages 2 to 5, on March 22, 10 a.m., at the Washington County Public Library. Please call Tara O’Hagan at 859-336-7655 for further information.

NWTF Banquet
The NWTF, Longbeards of the Commonwealth, banquet will be held March 22, at the River of Life Church, Hwy 555, Springfield.  The doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m.  There will be a cost for the meal ticket.  Please contact Mike Kelty at 859-805-1577 for further information.

Sunday, March 23

Joyful Noise
St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church, 225 W. Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, Ky. presents Georgetown College “Joyful Noise” March 23, 2014 at 3:30pm.

Tuesday, March 25

Travel Opportunity with St. Catharine College Alumni and Friends
St. Catharine College Alumni and Friends will be traveling to Vienna, Budapest and Prague Oct. 5-14, 2014.  If you would like to learn more about the trip, please join us for an informational session on March 25 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Mordecai’s Restaurant, in Springfield.  If you have questions about the meeting or the trip, call Connie Kays at 859-336-5082 or Molly Keene Smith at 859-336-7707.
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.

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.

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.

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.