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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

THURSDAY, Dec. 10

Public Library. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 and will reopen Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.

HMH Blood Drive. Harrison Memorial Hospital will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at HMH.

Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

FRIDAY, Dec. 11

2009 Holiday Workshops. Holiday Topiary Workshop, Friday, Dec. 11 from 2-4 p.m. A small topiary tree will be made as well as garland to include a messge, name, etc. These workshops are open to anyone facing their first holiday without their loved one. RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the workshop at 800-756-6005 or 859-234-6462. Sponsored by Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 11 at Eastside Laundry and Grand Haven from 3-4 p.m.

SATURDAY, Dec. 12

DAR. The Cynthiana Chapter of DAR will meet Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the home of Karol Pinney, 5322 Ky. 36 W.

Jockey Reunion Postponed. The Jockey reunion scheduled for Dec. 12 has been postponed until spring due to Armory being closed.

SUNDAY, Dec. 13

 Cynthiana Cycling Club. The Cynthiana Cycling Club Weekly Bicycle Ride this week will be held on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13. Please contact Peter or Kim Newberry for more information. 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 aimed at providing the youth of our community a recreational activity as an alternative to drug and substance abuse, and to encourage family and adult support and participation in group bicycle rides with the goal of  improving the quality of life in our community. 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, but all riders must contact Peter or Kim Newberry at 234-5285 prior to Saturday, Dec. 12 to reserve a bike and/or helmet.

MONDAY, Dec. 14

Southside Council. Southside Site Based Decision Making Council will meet Monday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

HCMS Council. Harrison County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet Monday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

Champion For A Drug-Free Harrison County will meet Monday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. This will be a volunteer recognition event. Food will be served. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Dec. 14 at Community Action Child Care Center and Harrison County Adult Daycare Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Men’s Book Group. Monday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The book for discussion will be ‘A Christmas Memory’ by Truman Capote. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.

Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will meet Monday, Dec. 14 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

TUESDAY, Dec. 15

Preschool Storytime. Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16

Storytime. Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth-5 years in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Library Trivia Contests. Every week from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18 the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be having a series of trivia contests. Come by the front desk and pick up a copy of the questions for a chance to play and win.

BGEnergy Food, Toy Drive. Blue Grass Energy will host this a new food and toy drive that will benefit families in Cynthiana. The 12 Days of Giving will be held Dec. 1-16. The public is invited to bring new toys and non-perishable food items to the BGEnergy office, 327 Sea Biscuit Way, Cynthiana, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations will go to food banks throughout their service area that are affiliated with Lexington-based God’s Pantry Food Bank, and toys will go to Toys for Tots.

Christmas for the Troops. The Soldier Support Group is asking for donations to assist with a Christmas celebration for the soldiers and their families of 149th Vert EN Co (Cynthiana National Guard Armory) to be held in early December. Donations can be sent to: Soldier Support Group, c/o Harrison Deposit Bank, 141 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, KY 41031. Any questions contact Paul Colson at 859-234-8226 or Michele Fulton at 859-234-8615.

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program. Community Action Council's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available to help Central Kentucky residents keep their heat on. The amount is based on income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location. Stop by the office at 217 Old Lair Rd., Cynthiana, or call 859-234-2121 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., now through Dec. 11.

Coat and Toy Drive. Sponsored by Cash Express. Accepting new and used coats, shoes, non perishable food items and toys through Dec. 15. Many drop off locations around Cynthiana.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 18 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Dec. 21 at Shady Lawn, All Season, and Grays Run from 2-4 p.m.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Edgemont at 2:30 p.m. White Oak from 3-4 p.m.; and Lucust from 4:10-4:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Wednesday, Dec. 23 in Cedar Brook from 3-3:45 p.m.

Health Dept. Closings. The Health Department will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas. Also, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Years.

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

Preschool Storytime. Tuesday, Dec. 29 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

Storytime. Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth to 5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

A Veterans Field Representative is now available on the third Tuesday of each month at the County Sheriff's office in Cynthiana from 1-4 p.m. 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.