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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

THURSDAY, Jan. 14

Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

Adult Book Group. Thursday, Jan. 14 starting at 6 p.m. The book for discussion will be Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins by Robert Murray and Roger Brucker. This will be a joint discussion of the men’s and women’s book club. Refreshments will be served the night of the discussion. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library front desk. This program will take place in the new Annex (between Shell and Biancke’s).

Blood Drive. The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive in Cynthiana at 3M on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the KBC Bloodmobile. Those wanting to donate can call 1-800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org. Donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs., be in general good health and meet additional requirements.

FRIDAY, Jan. 15

 Chili Dinner and Euchre Party. The Berry Lions Club invites you to attend a "Chili Dinner & Euchre Party" fundraiser for the Larry Medlin family. Dinner ($5/person) will be served beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a Euchre Party ($5/person) at 7 p.m. All proceeds will help pay medical bills and other expenses for the Larry Medlin family of Berry. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to the Berry Lions Club.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 15 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.

SATURDAY, Jan. 16

Game Night at the Vault. Board, card or other games from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Call Cathy Studer at 234-9704 for more information. Game night will be held the third Saturday of every month during the winter.

SUNDAY, Jan. 17

Blood Drive. Sunday, Jan. 17 on the KBC Bloodmobile at 107 N. Walnut St., sponsored by St. Edwards Catholic Church. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment call 1-800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org. Each donor will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt.

Cynthiana Cycling Club. The Cynthiana Cycling Club Weekly Bicycle Ride this week will be held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, weather permitting (above 40 degrees and dry roads). 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 in this group ride aimed at providing the youth a recreational activity as an alternative to drug and substance abuse. All riders receive a free highly-visible screaming yellow Cycling Club t-shirt. If needed, bicycles and helmets will also be provided. All riders must contact Peter or Kim Newberry at 234-5285 prior to Saturday, Jan. 16 to reserve a bike and/or helmet. If you know of a child in need of a bicycle, contact Peter Newberry.

MONDAY, Jan. 18

The annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration and March will be Jan. 18. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church and will end at St. James A.M.E. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the program.

HCHS Class of 1957. The Harrison County High School Class of 1957 will meet at Biancke's on Jan. 18 at noon.

Planning Commission of Cynthiana, Harrison County, Berry will meet Monday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the sheriff’s office. The meetings are open to the public.

Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The Health Department will be closed Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

TUESDAY, Jan. 19

Harrison County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at the Community Education Building. The meetings are open to the public.

Preschool Storytime. Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20

Storytime. Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth to 5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

SPECIAL NOTICES

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).

January Prevent-a-Litter Month. Take advantage of the 10 percent spay/neuter discount coupons being honored at Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic during the month of January. Help curb Harrison County's pet overpopulation crisis. Coupons are available at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter, the courthouse and bulletin boards throughout the county or by calling 859-312-1267. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Harrison County.

Food for Fines. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is accepting food for fines during the month of January.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Jan. 21 at Edgemont Health Care at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-4 p.m.

Author Signing. Thursday, Jan. 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Cynthiana Native M. Britt Kennerly will be on hand to sign and answer questions about her new book Images of America: Cynthiana. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Refreshments will be served.

Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Prizing House on South Church Street. The speaker will be Nell Anne Gossett, owner and operator of the Prizing House. This is a very interesting building that has played an important part in Harrison County's history. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 22 at Eastside Laundry at 11 a.m.

Middle School Council. The Harrison County Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet Monday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the school library. The meeting is open to the public.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Jan. 25 at the Community Action Childcare Center and Harrison County Adult Daycare Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Frosty the Snowman Socks. Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. for Grades K-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library to see Frosty in motion, and then create your own version of Frosty the Snowman, or his sweetheart Crystal. Snacks will be provided. Pre-registration requested. Program to be held in the new Library Annex, located across the street from the library parking lot.

Storytime. Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Cynthiana City Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m., upstairs City Hall in the commissioners’ room. The meetings are open to the public.

Fiscal Court of Harrison County will meet Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m., meeting room at the Harrison County Sheriff’s building (former KU building). The meetings are open to the public.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Cedarbrook from 3-3:45 p.m.

Storytime. Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth to 5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Paying for College 101. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m., presented by Summer Gortney from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority). Learn the ins and outs of college financial aid. This program is for parents of college bound students, college bound students and adults returning to school.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 29 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.

Hardware Russ Storyteller. Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Russ Conrad of Falmouth is an entertainment storyteller. He has worked in the family owned hardware store in Falmouth for over 50 years. The program is free and open to the public

Library Cookbook. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is preparing a cookbook featuring favorite recipes from members of the community. The library staff is asking for recipes to be included in the collection. Names will be printed with each recipe submitted. Submissions must be typed, printed (no cursive) or sent by e-mail to cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org. Copies of the submission form can be picked up at the library. Please follow the instructions on the recipe submission sheet. Attachments will need to be in Microsoft Word Document format or a text file with the subject title cookbook. Recipes will be accepted from now until Feb. 15. The cookbook will be ready for purchase by May 2010. Any questions, contact Cindy Franklin at 859-234-4881 or cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org.

Psycho-Educational Group (for adult survivors of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse). The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center will be offering a nine-week psycho-educational group for adult survivors of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse in the Lexington office on Mondays, Feb. 1 through March 29, 2010. All groups are free and confidential. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) for information and application.

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.

United Preschool is accepting applications for students for the fall term of 2009 and Spring 2010. Call Mrs. Ginger or Mrs. Heather at 235-0528 for information.

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.

Head Start Program. Head Start-Community Action Council, is a comprehensive federally funded child development program for low-income families and children with disabilities. For more information contact the Community Action Council, 859-234-2121 or visit at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

Early Head Start. Works with families that are expecting a child or have children under three years. For more information contact Alean Spicer at the Community Action Council at 859-234-2121 or visit the center at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

Migrant Head Start Network. A free child care service for children of migrant farm workers. For more information contact Barbara Helton at the Community Action Council at 859-234-2121 or visit the center at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the conference room at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Cynthiana Families Anonymous meeting is held every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 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 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-9 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.

Adoptive Parent Support Groups. Held third Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. For more information call Gerry Whalen at 859-234-5454 or gerrywhalen@yahoo.com.

Christian Singles Group meets at Harrison Memorial Hospital in the Virginia McKenney conference room on the first and third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Call Phil at 234-6524, or Vickie at 234-5346.

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.

Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; Closed Sundays.

United Community Fall Fund Drive (Cynthiana and Harrison County). A local non-profit volunteer organization, operating independently of The United Way. For more information or to make a donation: United Community Fund of Cynthiana and Harrison County, P.O. Box 194, Cynthiana, KY 41031, 859-234-7160, or visit www.unitedcommunityfund.org.

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. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-747-9963.

Harrison County Veterans are eligible for interment in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, Ky. Spouses and other eligible dependents may qualify for interment as well. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North opened in 2008. For more information contact a local funeral home or visit http://veterans.ky.gov.

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.

NAMI Support Group. The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) meets the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Main St. For more information call 234-1407 or e-mail at namiharrison@yahoo.com.