Farmers Market at the Depot at the corner of Cross Main and Depot Streets in Springfield is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Find the freshest and healthiest locally-grown meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables and fruits, breads, alpaca socks, laundry detergent, natural soaps and lotions, and more at Washington County’s best Farmers Market. Breakfast sandwiches, muffins and hot coffee are available. Local produce will also be available for sale on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3
There will be a book sale on Wednesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library. While enjoying the Fourth of July festivities in Springfield, stop by and get a great read at a great price.
Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July
Washington Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday. The office will be open on Friday, July 5.
Friday, July 5
Springfield will celebrate Independence Day downtown on Friday, July 5th with food vendors, military bands and fireworks at 10 p.m. All are invited to come to Court Square to hear the 113th Army Brass Quintet perform from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and the 113th Army Show Band from 8:30 – 10 p.m. The Bluegrass Corvett Club Car Show will be in Court Square. Also, the Cattlmen’s Association will be serving their famous hamburgers and ribeye sandwiches. Sports Hamilton will host his ice cream booth.
Saturday, July 6
On Saturday, July 6, at 3 p.m. Sara Davis Buechner will give a piano concert at the Loretto Motherhouse. She will play works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and Gershwin. Sara is an international concert pianist and professor of music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She trained at Juilliard and subsequently won several awards at the world’s most prestigious piano competitions.
Sunday, July 7
On Sunday, July 7, at 7 p.m. violinist Juan Carlos Ortega Paredes and pianist Adrienne Fontenot will present a diverse program of solo and chamber works for violin and piano at the Loretto Motherhouse. They will perform pieces by Niccolò Paganini, Alexander Scriabin, César Franck, Humberto Salgado, Carrie Page Drake, and Nicholas Drake. Nicholas Drake composed his piece, Meditation No. 1: Pebble in the Water, for Juan Carlos and Adrienne and inspired Carrie Page Drake’s piece, Fantasia No. 1: Pebble in the Water.
Sunday, July 7-12
Willisburg Baptist Church located at 5599 Highway 433 will be holding Vacation Bible School July 8-12 from 6-8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Colossal Coaster World. All children preschool-youth are invited to attend. If anyone needs transportation please call 859-336-4402. A VBS cookout and kickoff will be held on Sunday, July 7 at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy a hamburger or a hotdog. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy a giant blowup slip & slide. It’s going to be fun.
Monday, July 8
The next American Red Cross blood donor opportunity will be on Monday, July 8, from 3-8 p.m. at the Willisburg Christian Church, 2681 Lawrenceburg Road, Willisburg.
McDowell Wellness Center is offering Red Cross Summer Swim Lessons beginning Monday, July 8. Two different sessions will be offered, July 8 through 18 and July 22 through August 1. Each lesson is 45 minutes and will be Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Class times are 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Swim lessons are available for anyone over age four and are taught by certified instructors. Please call McDowell Wellness Center at (859)936-WELL (9355) for a detailed list of cost, class times and levels.
Tuesday, July 9
There will be summer reading at Mackville Community Center at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Join the fun with for stories and crafts. Call Tara O’Hagan at 336-7655 for more information.
Dr. Rob Farrell will cover the health risks of obesity and discuss options available for treatment Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. To register, call 350-5493.
Wednesday, July 10
“Buried Treasure” will be held at the Washington County Public Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Make your own treasure chest and fill it with gold. Tween/Teen Summer Reading Program; ages 8-17. Please register; call 336-7655.
Thursday, July 11
MusikMatters will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Washington County Extension Office. A little bit of silly, lots of fun and some funky moves to create a lot of learning! All ages welcome. Contact Tara O’Hagan at 336-7655 for more information.
An Adult Book Discussion Group will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Washington County Public Library. Pick up a copy of “Darkness: My Old Friend” by Lisa Unger at the library and join us for an entertaining and lively discussion. Call 336-7655 for more information.
The Washington County High School Girls Volleyball team will hold tryouts on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday July 16th at 3:00pm in the Washington County High School Gym. You must bring an updated physical in order to try out. Any questions contact Anne Mudd at 336-5475.
Thursday, July 25
The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, along with Bob O’Daniel, will host an event entitled, “Understanding sports concussions” at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Angelic Hall in Lebanon. The event will help those attending to identify symptoms consistent with a concussion and how to properly treat the athlete who has signs of a concussion.
Speakers will include Dr. Tad Seifert, a sports physician with Norton Healthcare who is an expert on sports concussions and brain injury. Dr. Seifert will address the symptoms of a possible concussion, the treatment for a concussion and the possible side effects of a concussion.
Julian Tackett, the commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, will address sports concussions and the free, online training that is available to all coaches at www.kyconcussions.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, July 28
The 38th annual reunion of The descendants of Jacob and Neeley Silvertooth Cocanougher will be Sunday, July 28, at The American Legion Hall in Perryville. If you need more information please contact Mike Crain: phone 859-368-3853 or email Postcardlex@aol.com or Bill and Beulah Cocanougher Jones 859-516-4153.
NWES Open House
North Washington Elementary Open House Events:
Thursday, Aug. 1 - Kindergarten Camp (times will be assigned and mailed to students)
Thursday, Aug. 1 - Fourth Grade Orientation 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1 - Sixth Grade Orientation 6 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5 - Open House (Preschool – 8th Grade) 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 2
Springfield’s 10th Annual African American Heritage Fest will be held on Friday evening, August 2 in Court Square in downtown Springfield. This year’s event theme is “Youth of Today—Our Future of Tomorrow.” To highlight the talent of our youth, the festival committee is hosting a talent show for young people starting at 6 p.m. on August 2. The competition will have two age groups: 10 years and younger; 11-18 y/o. Cash prizes will be award. For more information, contact Angela Linton at 481-1299 or the Springfield Main Street/Renaissance Office in the Opera House at 336-5412 ext. 2
The featured entertainment for the evening will be The Jimmy Church Band, 8 – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 4
Back 2 School Bash
Cornerstone Christian Church is holding its annual Back 2 School Bash on Sunday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m.