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Community Calendar 4-1-10

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By The Staff

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

CLUBS

Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. April 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. April 3, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

Corinth Women’s Club - 6 p.m. April 6, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., April 8.

Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. April 3, 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.

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.

Grant CountyThrift Store - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 302 Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs), Williamstown. Offers clothing and household items for sale to general public. Tuesday special - 50 percent off selected items.

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.

GED Practice Test - An all-day practice test will be given beginning at 9 a.m. April 9. Lunch is provided. Appointments are necessary. Call 823-1341 for an appointment.

EXERCISE/FITNESS

Yoga - 6:15 - 7:45 p.m., Tuesdays and 5:30 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, Olde Star Mall, 1418 N. Main, Williamstown or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Eagle Creek Country Club 990 Crittenden-Mount Zion Road. Call 859-428-YOGA (9642) to register.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAYS

The Vineyard, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Grant County Center and Free Store Food Bank sponsor a mobile food pantry on the first Monday of each month at the Vineyard, next to Tractor Supply, in Williamstown.

To register or for information,

call 859-824-4768.

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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.

Participants must have vouchers. For more information, call Barbara Barker at 859-428-2554.

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

Grant County Fiscal Court - 7 p.m. April 5, Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown.

Corinth City Commission - 7 p.m. April 5, 215 Thomas Lane, Corinth.

Dry Ridge City Council - 7 p.m. April 5, 31 Broadway, Dry Ridge.

Williamstown City Council - 7 p.m. April 5, 400 N. Main, Williamstown.

Crittenden City Council - 7 p.m. April 6, 117 S. Main, Crittenden.

Grant County Planning Commission- 7 p.m. April 6, Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown. Purpose: Review site plan for MJJ Holding Co.

Grant County Board of Education - 7 p.m. April 8, 820 Arnie Risen Blvd., Williamstown.

Williamstown Board of Education - 6 p.m. April 12, 300 Helton Street, Williamstown.

HAPPENINGS

Clogging classes - 6 p.m. - April 6, 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.

JUST FOR SENIORS

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

LIBRARY

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

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

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

Game Day @ the library - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - April 3. Join others for Xbox, Wii or PlayStation games. If you’ve got the console, we’ve got the place for you. Event is free. Open to ages 15 - 25. No registration required.

Computer basics - 6 - 7 p.m. - April 7. Learn how to turn on a computer, open and close a program, save and delete a file. If you are new to computers or haven’t used one in awhile, this class is for you.

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.

SITE-BASED DECISION MAKING

Sherman Elementary SBDM - 5 p.m. April 1.

Williamstown Middle/High SBDM - 4 p.m. April 1.

Crittenden - Mount Zion SBDM - 4 p.m. April 5.

Williamstown Elem. SBDM - 3:30 p.m. April 6.

Grant Co. Middle School SBDM - 4 p.m. April 6.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON - 3 - 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County, 238 Barnes Road, Williamstown. Support group for anyone affected by a problem drinker. Call 859-428-2793 for more information.

Living with Alzheimers - 7 p.m. April 1, Williamstown Baptist Church. Call Brenda at 859-835-4210 or Debbie at 824-6681 for more information.

Journey Through Grief - 10:30 a.m. April 5, Little Shrimp Restaurant in Dry Ridge.

WEIGHT LOSS

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - 9 a.m. Friday. 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. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, 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.

PANCAKES

FOR PREVENTION

Free Pancake Breakfast- 7 - 10 a.m. April 10, Dry Ridge Christian Church, School Street. Event is sponsored by the Community Partners for Protecting Children and the Dry Ridge Christian Church. Information will be distributed about preventing child abuse and recognizing signs of abuse.