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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

THURSDAY, Oct. 1

Censorship and Banned Books-Open Discussion. Thursday, Oct. 1 for teens (6th-12th grade) starting at 5 p.m. Come to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for snacks and to be part of the open discussion. Find out how materials can be and are being censored every day and what you can do about it. We will also be creating Banned Book Art during the discussion. Pre-registration is not needed.

Family History: Genealogy with Terry Harris on Thursday, Oct. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Room of the library. Please pre-register by calling 234-4881 or by stopping by the front desk of the library. Space is limited.

SATURDAY, Oct. 3

Chili Cook-Off. Saturday, Oct. 3. Set up will start at 3:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Fire Department with judging taking place at about 4:15 p.m. For complete details stop by the library for a registration form. Registrations are due by Monday, Sept. 28 in order to participate.

Cynthiana Fire Department Parade. The Cynthiana Fire Department will host a parade on Saturday, Oct. 3. Special events will be held for the community beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will be at 2 p.m. The Cynthiana Fire Department is hoping to include floats and parade participants from the community. For more information or to participate call 234-7158 and speak with Richard Schwartz.

Winchester Lions Club Oktoberfest 2009. Friday, Oct. 2, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Arts, crafts and food vendors, climbing wall and slide. Also in concert Uncle Lijah Band featuring Jennifer Webb both nights. Everyone welcome.

Champions Cycling Club. The Oct. 3 Harrison County Champions Cycle Club Weekly Saturday Bicycle Ride  will feature both a 14-mile route and a 9-mile route option this week. The ride will start at the Shadynook Store, located at 3043 Shadynook Pike, approximately four miles east of Cynthiana. This week's 14-mile ride will begin shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution and watch for bicyclists in the area of the Shadynook Store as well as along the bike route that day. The 14-mile bike route begins at the store, which is located at the intersection of Shadynook Pike, Mudlick Road and Morning Glory Road, and proceeds down Morning Glory Road for 4.5 miles before the bicyclists turn left and ride north on Saltwell Brunker Road for approximately 2.5 miles until they reach Bobtown Road. Once the riders reach Bobtown Road, there will be a refreshment stop with ice cold Gatorade and water. The riders will turn right and ride 1.5 miles until they reach Mudlick Road.  The riders will then turn left and ride 3.5 miles on Mudlick Road back to the Shadynook Store. The 9-mile route will also leave the Shadynook Store with all of the other riders at 10 a.m., but after riding down Morning Glory Road for 3.5 miles, any bicyclists wishing to take the shorter flatter route will turn left and ride north on Bobtown Road until they reach the refreshment stop. They will then proceed back to the store along the same route as the others. All teenagers (and younger riders if accompanied by an adult) and adults are invited to ride, both beginners and experienced bicyclists are encouraged to join us for this fun group ride. All riders receive a free highly-visible screaming yellow Cycling Club T-Shirt. If needed, bicycles and helmets will also be provided for all wishing to ride with the Club, but all riders must register with the Club prior to Friday evening, Oct. 2, by contacting Peter Newberry or Kim Newberry at 234-5285. There will be no registration the day of the ride. Additional information about the rides, including photographs from the weekly bike rides, can be found on the Cycling Club's new website at www.championscyclingclub.com. Please call Peter Newberry @ 234-5285 with any questions.

MONDAY, Oct. 5

Northside Council. Northside Elementary Site Based Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Oct. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

TUESDAY, Oct. 6

Cub Scouts - Meet every first and third Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The next meeting will be Oct. 6. For more information call Amber and Larry Jones at 234-4442 or Opal Traylor at 234-1589.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7

Adult Book Group. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. The book for discussion will be "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Refreshments will be served. The book can be picked up at the library front desk.