Community Calendar

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By The Staff

THURSDAY, Sept. 24

Men's Book Group. Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will be "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Feix Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY, Sept. 26

Benefit Soup Dinner and Bluegras/Gospel Singing. Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lions Club building in Berry, Ky. for Ramona Bradshaw, wife of Bro. Rick Bradshaw, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, who is fighting colon cancer. Aaron Jackson will provide the entertainment. Cost of dinner is $5. Everyone welcome.

Champions Cycling Club. The Sept. 26 Champions Cycle Club Weekly Saturday Bicycle Ride feature both a 13-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, beginning shortly after 10 a.m. and motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution and watch for bicyclists in the area along the bike route that day. There will be a refreshment stop with Gatorade and water. The 9-mile route will also leave the Shadynook Store with all of the other riders at 10 a.m., 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 welcome. If needed, bicycles and helmets will be provided, and all riders must register prior to Friday, Sept. 25 by contacting Peter Newberry or Kim Newberry at 234-5285. There will be no registration the day of the ride. Additional information can be found at www.championscyclingclub.com.

SUNDAY, Sept. 27

Banned Books Week is Sept. 27-Oct. 3. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is sponsoring a banned book essay contest. Read a banned book and discuss why you think it was banned. Include your feelings and reactions to the book, and whether or not you think the book should be banned. Write an essay about censorship. Explain what censorship is and how it affects our lives historically, politically, or economically. Each entry should be at least one page in length. Contest ends Oct. 10, 2009.Winners will receive for first place: Fahrenheit 451 Graphic Novel and one Read Banned Books T-shirt; second: Fahrenheit 451 Graphic Novel; and third: James and the Giant Peach book.

MONDAY, Sept. 28

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Sept. 28 at Community Action Childcare Center and Harrison County Adult Daycare from 10:30 to noon.

TUESDAY, Sept. 29

EMT Class. Starts Sept. 29. Anyone interested contact Gene Tester at 606-560-1035 or by e-mail to tester_training@yahoo.com.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Edgemont from 2:30-2:45 p.m.; White Oak from 3-4 p.m.; and on Locust from 4:10-4:30 p.m.

Storytime. Tuesday, Sept. 29 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.

The Right To Read Program. Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 5-6 p.m.  for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Kids will be making and decorating their own books/journals while finding out what is available to them at the public library. Parents are welcome to attend for some helpful information on the importance of reading to their children, along with learning “who” has the right to censor what your child reads and what role parents should play in censoring what other children read. Pre-registration is not needed.


Storytime. Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 0-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.


Food For Fines. During the month of September the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be accepting food for fines.  Contact the library at 859-234-4881 for further information.

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.

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.

HCHS Alumni Banquet and Homecoming. The Harrison County High School Alumni Banquet and Homecoming will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. For more information, contact Ben Clifford at 234-6956.

Sergeant Westfall Fundraiser, Dedication Celebration. "Rocktober" will be held Oct. 10, 11 a.m. till ?? at Camp Heritage LLC, "Rocktober," 1399 Commonwealth Road, Harrison County. This first event will be naming the paintball field in Westfall's honor. Open to the public. Concession stand, dedication of field, cornhole, raffles, door prizes and live music and entertainment. All proceeds to benefit Camp Heritage. Cost is a $5 donation per person, $8 per couple, kids 12 and under free. For more information call 859-234-2267 or visit www.campheritagellc.com.

Pumpkin Carving Contest. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the courthouse square. Bring carved pumpkins from 5-6 p.m. Judging begins at 6 p.m. Age groups are: 3-5 years, 6-12; 13-17; and adults. One winner in each age group will receive $25. Free hot cider and homemade cookies available for everyone. This event is sponsored by the Harrison County Garden Club. For information call 859-235-8473.

HCHS Class of 1957. The Harrison County High School Class of 1957 will meet at Biancke's on Oct. 19 at noon.

GONE (Get Out Now & Exercise). A free exercise program now being offered to the community weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 4-6 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park, Oddville Avenue, near the entrance.

Hemochromotosis Support Group. Anyone interested should call 859-298-2120 for more information.

Community and 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.

Foster Care Volunteers Needed. The Harrison/Pendleton County Citizen Foster Care Review board is seeking volunteers of local foster children. Volunteers are required to complete a six-hour training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check. For more information, contact: Tylessa Sparks, Field Coordinator, Northern Kentucky CFCRBs, 859-334-3245.

Diabetes Support Groups. Wedco District Health Department offers Diabetes Support Groups in Harrison the third Thursday of the month from 3-4 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Health Care Campus; and Scott County on the second Thursday from 3-4 p.m. at the Scoutt County Health Center. For more information call Crissy at 859-298-4899.

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.

On Display. A sampling of the summer reading prizes which will be awarded Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Muses performance at Rohs Opera House.

Honor Flight. Are you a World War II veteran? Are you familiar with the free trips to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial? Honor Flight - Bluegrass Chapter, sponsors free monthly flights, March through October, from Louisville to Baltimore and then by bus to Washington to visit the WWII, Korean, and Iwo Jima flag raising memorials. To be eligible, veterans must file an application. For applications and information call Charles Tribble at 234-3115.

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.

Clothing Closet. The Harrison County Clothing Closet is in need of adults and childrens coats, all sizes. Money donations are also accepted. The Clothing Closet is located at 128 Main St., (behind the child support office), and is open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 8 at the Cynthiana Christian Church, and Sundays at 8 at the Church of the Advent Episcopal on Walnut Street.

Cynthiana Families Anonymous meeting is held every Thursday from 5-6:30 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. Every third Friday.

Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; Closed Sundays. Supervisor of Animal Control is Harold Poe, assistant is David Debruler.

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