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FRIDAY, Jan. 4
Blood Drive. Harrison County Homemakers will sponsor a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 4 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office in the Multi-purpose room, 668 New Lair Road. Everyone donor will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.
SPECIAL NOTICES
Harrison County Republican Party monthly meeting will take place on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office. All future meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month.
Volunteers Needed. Community Action Council needs volunteers to prepare tax returns for working families. The Internal Revenue Service provides courtesy return preparation assistance to people who may not be able to afford professional tax help and to raise awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit. Free training and materials are provided now through the end of January. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or extensive accounting experience, are not required. We will train people. Volunteer opportunities are available from Jan. 22 through April 15. To volunteer and attend one of the training classes contact Kathy Hughes at 859-244-2210 or Kathy.hughes@commaction.org for more details.
Cynthiana-Harrison County EDA. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, the Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus and the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Small Business/Entrepreneurs Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the Ky. Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus, 319 Webster Ave., Room 216. Three, two and a half hour sessions are available: 9-11:30 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Due to limited seating, pre-register before Friday, Jan. 11 by contacting Lisa Harmon at 859-234-6689 or email lisa.harmon@kctcs.edu. A $10 registration fee is required.
Home Assistance. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance, Inc. will be taking applications for qualifying families. If you are interested in becoming a homeowner call 859-588-7620 after 4:30 p.m. for information.
Harrison County Clothes Closet. A new drop box is now located in the back parking lot of Cynthiana Baptist Church, and is in need of coats (all sizes) and blankets. There is also a drop box in the former Food Lion parking lot. Any questions or for more information call Linda McGowan at 859-234-1967.
Humane Society Calendar. The Humane Society of Harrison County 2013 desk top calendars are now on sale at many businesses thoughout the county or by calling 859-312-1267.
Hymn Sing. Berry Methodist Church will hold a Hymn Sing on the fourth Sunday of each month beginning at 6 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 76 meets every Tuesday from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, just past Eastside Elementary School. Drive to the back of the building; the meeting is in the lower meeting room. Must be 11 years old or at least in the fifth grade. For more information contact Tim Lail, 588-9370.
Children’s Story Time. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come listen to fun stories and do crafts. For ages birth to 5.
Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass. Registration and weigh-in begins at 5:15 p.m.
Young Farmers. The Harrison County Young Farmers will be meeting in the Harrison County High School ag room on Monday nights at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.
Library Display Foyer. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is hosting a display of armed forces memorabilia. Also needing people to share talent/collections with the community. The library extends an invitation for foyer display ideas at the public library. Call 859-234-4881, e-mail at cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org or just stop by the library’s front desk for further details.
Clothing Closet. The Clothing Closet is now ready with summer clothing and will now be open on the last Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Closet is located at 103 N. Main (beside Cynthiana Presbyterian Church) and open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Christian Faith Center. The Christian Faith Center has opened their clothing closet to the public. All free items. Call 859-234-8481 to view items.
Free Computer Classes. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is providing free computer classes. Call 234-4881 to find out about class offerings or visit the website at www.cynthianalibrary.org.
On Display. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is hosting a display of artwork from local artists.
LVBPW Meeting. The Licking Valley Business and Professional Women’s meets the second Wednesday of each month at Biancke’s Restaurant at noon, with a guest speaker. Interested and new members are welcome.
Harrison County Fire Protection District meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, 113 W. Pike St., Cynthiana. Open to the public.
A Veterans Field Representative is available on the third Tuesday of each month at the County Sheriff’s office in Cynthiana from 1-4 p.m. This service is free of charge. Agent Orange registration is also available. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-747-9963.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church. Come join other moms for food, fun and fellowship. Childcare is provided. For more information call Cassie at 954-0571. Please note that when school is not in session, MOPS meeting is cancelled.
Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Committee meets weekly on Mondays at 5 p.m. at the Battle Grove Cemetery office. These meetings are open to the public.
Community Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a non-profit employment agency that assists persons with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. Located in the Community Service Center at 216 Old Lair Road or can be reached by calling (859) 234-9377 or visit www.ceo-employment.com.
Harrison County Food Pantry. The Harrison County Food Pantry is located at 304 Locust St. (former Cynthiana Police Substation). Open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact Margaret Watson at 234-1649 or Marilyn Wash at 234-5644.
Berry Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Berry Lions Club Hall at 7 p.m. New members always welcome.
Dog House Recycling. If anyone has a dog house in good condition to donate or know of a dog in need of shelter, contact the Humane Society of Harrison County at 234-1222 or 859-312-1267.
Moms in Touch International (praying for children and schools) is an interdemoninational, non-profit organization. For more information call Stephanie Techau, MITI contact for Harrison County at 588-2525 or visit www.momsintouch.org.
Cynthiana Families Anonymous meeting is held every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church. Use the Walnut Street entrance to enter the church. Call 859-234-1626 and leave a message for further information.
Cynthiana Alcoholics Anoymous meets Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, North Walnut Street. For more information call 1-800-467-8019
Al-anon Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church in Georgetown, Ky. at the old Wal-Mart store on the by-pass.
Men’s Coffee Group. Meets at Hospice of the Bluegrass Office, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E at 10:30 a.m. every third Friday. For more information contact Mary McKenzie 859-234-6462 or 800-756-6005 or email mmckenzie@hospicebg.org.
Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the office located at 103 Rodgers Park Dr., Cynthiana. Open to the public.
Harrison County Diabetes Support Group will meet at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Crissy at 859-234-8750 or 859-298-4899.
Visit the library’s website at www.cynthianalibrary.org and check out our calendar, services and subscribe to our online book club.
* All programs provided by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library are free unless otherwise noted. All programs except for storytime or unless otherwise noted will take place in the library annex (between Biancke’s and the Shell station). Call 234-4881 with any questions or to register for a program or e-mail Cindy Franklin at cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org or Leigh Ann Laney at La.Laney@cynthianalibrary.org.