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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

THURSDAY, May 21

Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Eastside Elementary School's Fifth Grade History Club will present the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

FRIDAY, May 22

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, May 22 at 2 p.m. in Robynwood Heights.

Community Action Month. Community Action Council will hold an open house in observance (during the month of May) of the achievements of the organization on Friday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harrison County Center located at 217 Old Lair Rd. Everyone is invited to learn about the agency and the programs offered. Any questions call the center at 859-234-2121. The month of May is Community Action Month.

Story Hour. Friday, May 22 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

SATURDAY, May 23

Annual Fish Fry. The annual Berry Lions Club Fish Fry will be held Saturday, May 23 at the Berry Lions Club Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. All proceeds benefit Berry Lions Club programs.

NAACP Community Cookout. May 23 beginning at 11 a.m., activities all day. A raffle for a $100 gas card will be held. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Hamburger, hot dogs and soft drinks will be sold.

SUNDAY, May 24

Memorial Day Service will be held Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at Pythian Grove Cemetery.

MONDAY, May 25

Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Wedco District Health Department, all sites, will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 26

Southside Council. Southside Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. The meeting is open to the public.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Tuesday, May 26 at Edgemont, White Oak, and Locust Street at 3 p.m.

Story Hour. Tuesday, May 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, May 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, May 26, 5:30 p.m., meeting room at the Harrison County Sheriff’s building (former KU building). The meetings are open to the public.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Food for Fines. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be accepting food for fines during the month of May. For more information call 234-4881.

Community and Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a non-profit employment agency that assists persons with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. They are located in the Community Service Center at 216 Old Lair Road or can be reached by calling (859) 234-9377. Visit their website at www.ceo-employment.com.

C.H.S. Alumni. The Cynthiana High School Alumni Association will be raffling a UK Print signed by Coach Joe B. Hall and can be seen at Farmers National Bank, US 27 S. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Harrison County Extension Homemakers Trip. Boggstown Cabaret, Indiana, Friday, May 29. Still taking applications. Mail trip reservations to Paulette Jones, 1925 Upper Curry Rd., Cynthiana, Ky. 41031. For more information call 859-234-4666. Cost is $59.

Story Hour. Friday, May 29 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Young Eagles. Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport. The EAA Young Eagles program was launched to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane and are offered free of charge. For more information about Young Eagles visit www.youngeagles.org.

Cornhole Tournament. May 30 at Deming High School gymnasium in Robertson County, Ky. Bring own partner, $30 per team preregistered or $40 on the day of the event. No pros allowed. A preregistration form can be downloaded from the Robertson County Schools webpage, What’s Happening tab. Registration will be from 9-10 a.m. and tournament play will begin at 10 a.m.  Concession will be sold throughout the day. All proceeds will go to the Deming Class of 2012. $500 First place prize, $500 and second, $250. American Cornhole Association rules.

Renaker School Reunion. June 6 at 6 p.m. Call Flossie Gasser at 234-2770 for reservations.

Adult Book Group. The book "Plum Wine" by Angela Davis Gardner will be the selection for the month of June and is now available at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The group will meet June 10 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Reading Kick-Off. Saturday, June 13 from 10-noon in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Lexington native Margaret Price, author of Smiley Pete, Magnificent Moocher, will be reading from her book about a mooching stray dog from the streets of Lexington. There will also be games and prizes.

Bingo - Cynthiana Elks Bingo will be held Saturday, June 13. Doors open at 5 p.m., with Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the Monday night Bingo.

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. Barn quilt squares by Alice Jacobs throughout the library; and a selection of mandala art created by Lisa Hurst, is featured at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. A Mandala Art workshop will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the library by Lisa Hurst. Be sure to watch the display windows for a sampling of the upcoming summer reading prizes.

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. To connect with a group for your child’s school (elementary through high school) call Stephanie Techau, MITI contact person for Harrison County at 588-2525 or visit the MITI website at www.momsintouch.org.

Cub Scouts - Meet every first and third Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. at the United Methodist Church (diagonally across from Leono's). For more information call Kerstin at 234-9428.

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 Street, (behind the child support office), and is open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Harrison County Republican Party will meet the second Wednesday of each month at noon at Biancke's Restaurant.

Head Start Program. Head Start-Community Action Council, is a comprehensive federally funded child development program for low-income families and children with disabilities that involves parents, community leaders and agencies, and provides the opportunity for children to be successful in school. Child must be three or four years old by Oct. 1, 2008 to be eligible. For more information call the Community Action Council at 859-234-2121 or visit the center at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

Early Head Start. Works with families that are expecting a child or have children under three years, with the target age being under one year. The program provides intensive care for children through quality child development services in a center or home-based setting. In addition, Family Development Specialists work with the families to assist them in achieving social and economic self-suffiency. 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. Establishes, provides and promotes continuous child development services to eligible migrant children and their families. The parents are encouraged to be involved in the development of their children and the decisions made at the center. 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.

Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Any veteran needing help will now have to make an appointment for Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by calling Georgetown at 1-859-824-0940 or 1-800-747-9963, or write: Tricia Miles, VBFR, 1000 W. Main St., Georgetown, Ky. 40324.

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.

A Veterans Field Representative Available on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse, Mt. Olivet. For more information call 1-866-376-0308.

A Veterans Field Representative will be at the Mt. Sterling Courthouse Annex on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointments only. This service is provided free of any charge or fee. Call 859-497-6444 or toll free at 1-866-376-0308.

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.

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

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.

Navy and Marine Corps Shipmates who served on the USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) past and present, to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones; USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 reunion will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at Holiday Inn Select, Nashville,Tenn. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505; Home: (260) 486-2221 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fax: 260-492-9771, or email: hope4391@comcast.net.