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Community calendar 2-11-10

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By The Staff

BOOSTER GROUPS

• The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

• The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

• The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

• The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Feb. 17 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

• The Corinth Lady Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Noble’s Restaurant.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

• The Grant County Fair Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Grant County extension office located at 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

• The Grant County Woman’s Club will meet Feb. 11. Call Lila McDaniel at 824-4417 for more information.

• The Gold Wing Road Riders Chapter N will meet Feb. 12 at Vanessa’s in Dry Ridge. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call 824-5234 for more information.

• The Carlsbad Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Call Nancy Magee at 991-4540 for the meeting location.

• The Grant County Historical Society will meet Feb. 15 at the Dry Ridge Christian Church. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. followed by a business meeting. The cost is $7.50 for dinner. The program “History of Elliston Stanley Funeral Home” will be presented by Mike Stanley. Call 824-9202 for dinner reservations.

• The Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club will meet from 5 to 11 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

• Helping Hands is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Evening hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Helping Hands, a coalition of local churches, is located at 214 Barnes Road in Williamstown.

• Helping Hands Thrift Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Thrift Store is located on Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs in Williamstown).

EXERCISE/FITNESS

• A yoga class is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Olde Star Mall (by Tractor Supply) in the back entrance, 1418 North Main Street, Williamstown. Call 428-YOGA (9642) to register or for more information.

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

• The Grant County Fiscal Court will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.

• The Williamstown City Council caucus will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

HAPPENINGS

• Clogging classes will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the JMB Center on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

LIBRARY

• Thursday, Feb. 11

9:30-10 a.m. Baby Time

10:30-11:30 a.m. Preschool Time

• Saturday, Feb. 13

 10-11 a.m. Our Forgotten Heritage: African Americans - Former Grant County resident Connie Taylor is compiling and writing a history of blacks in Grant County. Join us as she details her hunt for our local forgotten heritage, shares photos she received from Della Jones, and seeks your help in hunting down those who have moved away. Call 824-2080 to register.

• Tuesday, Feb. 16

11 a.m.-noon Children’s Playday – Children ages 2-5 and their parents can join librarian Cheryl Clemons for a Castle theme activity day. Call 824-2080 to register.

12:30-4:30 p.m. Diabetes Workshop – The Northern Kentucky Health Dept. will cover what diabetes is, medication, nutrition and complications. Attend both classes and get a goodie bag with tools to help you along the way. No registration required.

• Wednesday, Feb. 17

9:30-10 a.m. Toddler Time

6-7:30 p.m. Microsoft Access – Learn how to create multiple tables and link them giving you more power to analyze your data using Microsoft Excel. Call 824-2080 to register.

SCHOOL GROUPS

• The Dry Ridge Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

• The Crittenden Senior Citizens meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 17 in the former Crittenden city building on U.S. 25. The group will be taking a day trip. For more information, call 428-0252.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• TOPS will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. William Catholic Church. Weigh-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Call Faye Dungan at 823-1681 for more information.

• Weight Watchers meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. William Catholic Church. Weigh-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

• TOPS weight loss support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Williamstown Christian Church. Weigh in begins at 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Verla Patton at 903-9126 or Lynn Hon at 466-7789.

• Al-Anon, a support group for anyone affected by a problem drinker, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the conference room of St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County in Williamstown. Call (859) 428-2793 for more information.

• The Journey Through Grief support group meets at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at 305 North Main Street in Williamstown.

• The breast cancer support group, Helping Each Other Too, will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the conference room of St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County in Williamstown. Call Mavis Simpson at 859-428-2168 or Cathy Ficke at 859-301-2273 for more information.

• The La Leche League of Grant County meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Williamstown Senior Citizens Center. Call Rhonda Schlueter, group leader, at 824-5179 for more information or for help concerning breastfeeding.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

• The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will have a representative at the Grant County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Veterans, widows or widowers can receive help with applying for non-service connected disability pensions, service-connected compensation claims or to file for an increase in service-connected compensation claims. Some requirements do apply and a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers will be needed. This service is free. Call 1-800-747-9963 for an appointment.