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Community Calendar 2-18-10

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By The Staff

ARTS

CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Feb. 24, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon Feb. 23, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

Grant County Saddle Club - 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Contact Lois Shuler at 859-620-41112 or by e-mail at shulerls@peoplepc.com.

Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Feb. 20, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, 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.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY

Helping Hands, a coalition of local churches in the community, partners with the Free Store Food Bank in Cincinnati, to hold a food distribution day on the third Thursday of each month in Grant County.

Due to the snow storm, Food Distribution Day will be held for February from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Sherman Full Gospel Church, 3185 Dixie Hwy. in Sherman. Participants must have vouchers. For more information, call Barbara Barker at 859-428-2554.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Helping Hands - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 214 Barnes Road, Williamstown. Evening hours: 4 - 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Group’s purpose is to provide emergency help, including food, clothing and furniture to needy families. Call 859-823-0286 for more information.

Helping Hands Thrift Store - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 302 Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs), Williamstown. Offers clothing and household items for sale to general public.

Manger Ministries - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Lawrenceville Baptist Church, 3650 Lawrenceville Rd., (Ky. 1993) Corinth. Food pantry and clothes closet. Call Lisa at 859-462-2362 for more information.

EDUCATION

GED Studies - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. Evening hours - 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 315 School Road (behind Grant County Middle School) Dry Ridge. Appointments are required. New online studies are available. Call 859-823-1341 for an appointment or more information.

Hunter Education - Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, Grant County Library, 210 Barnes Road, Williamstown. Call 859-824-2080 to pre-register. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1975 and has not yet completed a hunter education course is required to do so. The course is free with cost covered by the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Course includes classroom instruction and shooting instruction with different firearms and archery. For questions about other classes in Northern Kentucky, call 859-428-2954 or go to fw.ky.gov.

EXERCISE/FITNESS

Yoga - 5:30 - 7 p.m., Feb. 24, Olde Star Mall, 1418 N. Main, Williamstown. Call 859-428-YOGA (9642) to register.

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

Grant County Fiscal Court - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown. Caucus meetings, for discussion purposes, are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month as needed. Call 859-823-7561 to inquire if a meeting is planned.

Bullock Pen Water District - 1 p.m. Feb. 19, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden. Note: This meeting is being re-scheduled for February. District meetings are usually on the third Thursday of the month.

Grant County Sewer District - 3 p.m. Feb. 19, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden.

Grant County Solid Waste (109) Board - 7:30 a.m. Feb. 20, 205 N Main, Williamstown (basement of Williamstown Post Office)

HAPPENINGS

Clogging classes - 6 p.m., Feb. 23, JMB Center, Taft Hwy. Dry Ridge.

HEALTH

Care Net Pregnancy Services - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 305 N. Main, Williamstown. Free pregnancy tests are available, as well as education about options. Call 859-824-0123 for more information.

Faith Pharmacy (formerly St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy) - 9 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Grant County Community Action Center, 134 N. Main, Williamstown. For more information, call 859-824-4768.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Grant County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., Feb. 25, Williamstown City Building. Call Bill Adkins at 859-824-1800 or by e-mail at adkinslaw@zoomtown.com.

JUST FOR SENIORS

Crittenden Senior Citizens - 9 a.m. Feb. 24, in the former Crittenden City Building (next to the Crittenden Fire House). Call 859-428-0252 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON - 3 - 4 p.m. Feb. 23, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County, 238 Barnes Road, Williamstown. Support group for anyone affected by a problem drinker. Call 859-823-9551 for more information.

LIBRARY

Baby Time- 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

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

Toddler Time - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Healthy Mondays - 10 a.m. - noon, Indoor Fitness Walking, Get your heart pumping by stepping in place to an indoor walking DVD.

Noon - 2 p.m., Basic Yoga. Dress comfortably. Bring your water bottle and yoga mat.

2 - 4 p.m. Wii Sports - Looking for some exercise or want to flex your competitive spirit? Jump into Wii sports at the library. Drop into the community room to play either baseball, tennis, bowling, golf or boxing. Open to all ages.

*Note: No registration required for the Healthy Mondays programs. The library is located at 201 Barnes Road, Williamstown. For more information about library programs and hours, call 859-824-2080 or go to www.grantcountypubliclibrary.org.

WEIGHT LOSS

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - 9 a.m. Feb. 19. St. William Catholic Church, 6 Church Drive, Williamstown. Weigh-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Call Faye Dungan at 859-823-1681 for more information.

Weight Watchers - 7 p.m. Feb. 23, St. William Catholic Church, 6 Church Drive, Williamstown. Weigh-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Williamstown Christian Church, 318 N. Main, Williamstown. Weigh-in begins at 5:45 p.m. Call Verla Patton at 859-903-9126 or Lynn Hon at 859-466-7789 for more information.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Kentucky Dept. of Veterans Affairs - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown. Staff will assist with non-service connected disability pensions and service-connected compensation claims.Call 859-824-0940 for an appointment.

UP AND COMING

For the love of chocolate

The Grant County Extension Office will host an hour long class on “Chocolate,” at noon March 19.

The class will be held at the extension office on 105 Baton Rouge Road. Topics to be covered include: The origin and history of chocolate, the chocolate making process and types of chocolate, chocolate substitutions, melting, tempering and storing. Finally, that age old question will be considered: “Is chocolate good for you?”

The class will be taught by Kathy Byrnes, Kenton County family and consumer science agent. Register with Nancy at 824-3355.

Storm Spotter Training

SKYWARN ™ storm spotters training will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 9 at the Grant County Public Library.

Anyone is welcomed to attend. To become a spotter, you must attend a training session. For more information about the The SKYWARN™ spotter program go to the Web site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/. You are encouraged to pre-register by calling John Snawder (513-314-1055), Dennis Reckers (859-802-9236) or the library (859-824-2080).