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Historical Society. Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Sarah Kinney who will present a program about Women of Harrison County. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

FRIDAY, Oct. 16

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Oct. 16 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.


1960 HCHS Graduates. There will be a meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at 318 E. Pleasant St. to begin planning for the 50th class reunion. All 1960 Alums welcome.

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.

NAACP Freedom Fund Gala. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Harrison County Westside Elementary School, Hwy. 356. William Swope, State Fire Marshal for the State of Kentucky will be the guest speaker. Theme is "There's More To Be Done." Mistress of Ceremony is Jada Walker Griggs. The reception will be from 6-6:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at 859-234-1818.

Champions Cycling Club. The Oct. 17 Harrison County Champions Cycle Club Weekly Saturday Bicycle Ride will feature a 14-mile route 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 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. 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. 16, 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 www.championscyclingclub.com 

SUNDAY, Oct. 18

Teen Read Week. Oct. 18-24. 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.

MONDAY, Oct. 19

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

Planning Commission will not meet this month due to no items on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Oct. 19 at Shady Lawn at 10:30 a.m.; and Grays Run from 2-4 p.m.

Warm Hands Project. Early Years Orthodontics will be collecting new gloves and mittens for the Coats for Kids Organization. Bring donations to one of our three locations: 635 Comanche Trail, Frankfort, 502-227-1931; 109 S. Walnut St., Cynthiana, 859-234-5523; or 535 Wellington Way, Lexington, 859-219-2344. Make sure to phone the office prior to coming to make sure we are there. Donations will be taken Oct. 19-Dec. 17. Upon donation you will be eligible to win a new Sonicare toothbrush. Be sure and ask for an entry ticket.

Battle Grove Cemetery Tour. Join Sarah Kinney for this community education offering brought to you by Maysville Community & Technical College Licking Valley Campus. What a wonderful time of year to enjoy the beautiful landscape and learn about one of Cynthiana’s richest historical treasures! This tour includes historical facts and highlights of the cemetery. Open to all ages! Class will meet at the Vault located in the middle of the cemetery at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 20

Teen Movie Night. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

Harrison County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Community Education Building. The meetings are open to the public.

Storytime. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.


Fall Scrapbooking Workshop. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. This workshop is designed for individuals who have experienced the loss of someone significant in their life. Group facilitated by Wanda Chiles, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US Highway 62E, Cynthiana. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 21 by calling 800-756-6005 or 859-234-1744.

Storytime. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. for ages birth to 5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.


Fall Tasks Gardening Program. Thursday, Oct. 22. Develop your own checklist of things to do to help the garden and the gardener survive the winter-what to do and what not to do. This program is being presented by John Duke, a certified Master Gardener and Master Composter. He is the founder of the American Compost Society. Pre-registration is appreciated.

4-H Enrollment Cards. All 4-H enrollment cards are due in the school principal’s office or the Extension Office, 668 New Lair Rd. by Friday, Oct. 23. These must be turned in as soon as possible so that mailing lists for 4-H projects and activities may be complete. Some activities are already starting. Extra forms are available at the school or at the Extension Center. Any questions call 234-5510.

Christmas Angels. If a child is on free lunch, they may qualify to be assisted by the Christmas Angel Program. Come to the Community Education Center Nov. 3-5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to complete a registration form. Applications must be filled out by the parent or guardian. No applications will be taken by phone. If anyone would like to contribute to this program, contact the Center at 234-7160.

Blood Drive. Friday, Oct. 23 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Rd. Sponsored by the Harrison County Homemakers.

Free Concert: A Night Of Gospel Music. The Squire Parson Trio and LuLu Roman (from Hee Haw) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-service music to start at 7:15 with The Revival Trio at the Mount Sterling First Church Of God, 1051 Camargo Rd., Mount Sterling, KY 40353. For more information or directions contact Rick Melton, 859-585-0381 or visit www.commonbondquartet.com.

Turkey Fest. Sponsored by the St. Edward Altar Society is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harrison County 4-H grounds. Events scheduled are games, pony and hay rides, cornhole tournament, turkey bingo, themed basket  and cake auction, and cake walk. Chili, sandwiches and hot dogs will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item. Everyone welcome.

Northside Council. The Northside Elementary Site Based Council will meet Monday, Nov. 9 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library.The public is invited to attend.

Democratic Woman's Club of Harrison County is now accepting 2010 scholarship applications and may be picked up at the Harrison County High School from Mrs. Judy-counselor or Jennifer Smith-teacher, or by contacting any member of the Democratic Woman's Club. Applications must be turned in by Jan. 8, 2010.

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.