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News briefs 6/11

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Ongoing events

Cemetery Donations
Mt. Zion Cemetery donations may be sent to Christine Hill, 4067 Mt Zion Rd., Willisburg, KY 40078

Idle Hour Park
The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

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, June 11

Washington County Summer Feeding Program
The Washington County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 9, 2014 – August 1, 2014.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Hot lunch meals will be provided at the site and time listed below:

Washington County High School
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Closed July 4

Springfield Housing Authority
Lunch: Noon-12:30
Closed July 4

Any child that has not reached their 19th birthday is eligible for a meal.  Meals can be provided to many groups throughout the county.  Bible Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church Groups, etc. should call Washington County Board of Education at 336-5470 and speak to Regina Hood for more information.

Thursday, June 12


Summer Reading Kickoff

Make a splash at the Washington County Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff at 5 p.m. at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.
Sign up for the reading program and have a great time staying cool. Call 336-7655 to register.

Monday, June 16


Library Board of Trustees’ Meeting

There will be a Library Board of Trustees’ Meeting on Monday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library.

Tuesday, June 17

Junior Golf League
The junior golf league will begin on June 17 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for ages 10-and-up. Call Bobby Bartholomai at 336-7461 for more information.

Story Time 1

Washington County Public Library will host Story Time 1 on Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. Getting ready for summer reading with stories, songs, activities and fun for ages 3-5.
Please call 336-7655 to register.

June 16-18

Volleyball Clinic
The Commanderette Volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic June 16-18 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the high school gym for any girl in grades 4-8. Please contact Anne Mudd at (859)336-5475 for more info.

“Blast Off”

The Springfield Presbyterian Church will host “Blast Off”, a three-day VBS, on June 16-18.  Monday and Tuesday sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church located at 140 E. Main St. The Wednesday “all ages” celebration service will be at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. with cookout afterwards. Call 336-3601 for info or to register. Youth aged preschool to sixth grade are invited.

Wednesday, June 18


Weird Science with Albert

Albert Bauman gets explosive with this ‘hands on’ art program, held at the Washington County Elementary School gym on Wednesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. This is for ages 8-17. Call 336-7655 to register for summer reading.
Summer Reading in Willisburg.
Washington County Public Library is taking its summer reading program on the road to Willisburg Park on Wednesday June 18, at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome.

Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

The meetings in June, July and August will be social gatherings at restaurants in the area held on the third Wed of the month at 1 p.m.
The June meeting will be at Mordecai’s in Springfield. July’s meeting wil be at Susie Q’s in Bardstown and the August meeting will be at BJ’s in Bardstown.
Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
Call Jane Swarts at 502-350-4458 with questions.

June 19-21

Vacation Bible School

VBS Crusade: Lift Your Hands Up If You’re Not Ashamed (clown, puppets, black light drama, food, and more.) June 19, 20, 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Redemption Point Church of God, 2527 HWY 555 Springfield.
Please call 859-481-2669 for more information.

Saturday, June 21

Truck and tractor pull

Mackville Community Development, in partnership with the Mackville Lions Club, will be hosting a truck and tractor pull Saturday, June 21. The event will be at the Mackville Community Center. Weigh in is at 4 p.m. and the pull will begin at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information call Jim Powell at 859-481-3790. Proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

Contemplative Prayer Day
St. Catharine Motherhouse is hosting its monthly Contemplative Prayer Day on June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The day is focused on prayer and silence with a presentation and discussion.  The topic for the day will be “Reflecting on Personal Rituals and Covenants, Past and Future,”  facilitated by Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP and participants. Bring a bag lunch. Call Sr. Mary Otho at 859-284-5201 for more information.

Monday, June 23


Mother Goose Story Time

Don’t Wake the Baby
Sleepy stories and pajama fun for ages 2 and 3 with this story time on June 23, at 10:45 a.m. at the Washington County Public Library.
Call 336-7655 to register.

Tales for Tots
Babies Bedtime

Washington County Public Library, Monday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
Toddlers (2 and under) can wear the pajamas for this sleepy story time. Call  336-7655 to register.

June 23-27

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will held June 23-27 at 6:30 p.m. at Willisburg Christian Church 6:30 p.m.at

Tuesday, June 24


Story Time 2

The Washington County Public Library will host Story Time 2 on June 24, at 6 p.m. Getting ready for summer reading with stories, songs, activities and fun for ages 3-5. Please call 336-7655 to register.

Wednesday, June 25

Messy Science Experiments
Make your own mess while you learn with Paula Mattingly from Washington County Middlle School at the Washington County Public Library at 1 p.m.
This event is for ages 8-17. Call 336-7655 to register for the summer reading program.

June 27-29

Maryland to Kentucky 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/mdtoky3/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDtoKYandBeyondInc for more details.

Sunday, June 29


Mid-Kentucky Chorus

Mid-Kentucky Chorus presents “Celebrate the Sacred Song” on Sunday June 29, at St. Catharine College, St. Catharine Hall at 3 p.m. Back by popular request, the concert is a choral history of treasured hymns, spirituals, and modern selections in powerful arrangements to evoke wonderful memories of our religious music heritage. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.

Maud School Reunion

The Maud School reunion will be held June 29 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Monday, June 30


“Moonlight Big Band”

Big Band under the stars Dance to the music of the “Moonlight Big Band” at the beautiful My Old Kentucky Home State Park Rotunda, Bardstown, on Monday, June 30, 7:30-10 pm.
Pack your picnic basket and lawn chairs  and spend an evening under the stars  with the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorcy and more. The annual event is a fund-raiser sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, and is used to send students to the Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University.  
Tickets are available in advance at the Bardstown Visitors Center or from Music Club members. Tickets will also be available at the park the night of the concert. For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877. After business hours, call 502-348-8973.

Summer Reading at Mackville

The Washington County Public Library is taking Summer Reading on the road to the  Mackville Community Center on Monday, June 30 at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1

Fizz, Boom, Science!

Have blast of a time with Fizz, Boom, Science experiments of fun at Washington County Cooperative Extension Service on Tuesday, July 1 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please call 336-7655 to register.