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Community Calendar 4-15-10

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By The Staff

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., April 19, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

BOOSTER GROUPS

Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. April 20, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

CLUBS

Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. April 17, 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.

Grant County Historical Society - Monday, April 19, Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School Street, Dry Ridge. Dinner - 6 p.m.; Cost - $7.50; Business meeting - 7 p.m. Guest: Local musicians including the James Family, who specialize in down home music on the fiddle, guitar and other stringed instruments. A business meeting will follow the music. To make reservations call 859-824-9202.

Carlsbad Garden Club - 6:30 p.m. April 20. All meetings are open to the public. Call Nancy Magee at 859-991-4540 for more information.

Corinth Lady Lions- 6:30 p.m. April 21, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

Grant County Community Collaborative- Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 22, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown. Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in forming a partnership of people from the public, private and business sectors of the county is encouraged to attend. Call Vanessa Rose at 859-823-2345 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.

Dry Ridge Reuse Center - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, 22 Warsaw Road, Dry Ridge. Non-profit offers new and used discounted building materials and home goods for sale to the public. Call Pastor Troy at 859-803-6043 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.

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.

FARMERS MARKET

Grant County Farmers Market - 7 p.m. April 22, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown. To be a member of the market, you must attend at least one meeting before May and pay the $50 member dues. For more information call Debby Lucas Angel at 859-824-7586 or John Halsey at 859-428-2889.

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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Christ Community Church, 139 N. Main Street, Williamstown. has a food pantry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information call 859-824-1824.

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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.

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Manger Ministries’ Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, an outreach of Lawrenceville Baptist Church, located on KY 1993 in Corinth, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 21 and April 28. Call Lisa at 859-462-2362 for more information.

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

Bullock Pen Water District - 1 p.m. April 15, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden. Note:

Grant County Sewer District - 3 p.m. April 15, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden.

Grant County Fiscal Court - 7 p.m. April 19, Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown.

HAPPENINGS

Clogging classes - 6 p.m. - April 20, JMB Center, Taft Hwy. Dry Ridge.

William Arnold Log House - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Fridays. South Main in Williamstown. This early 18th century structure was the home of the founder of Williamstown. It is furnished with early American furniture and artifacts. Members of the Grant County Historical Society serve as guides and hosts. Admission is free. For more information call 859-824-9202 or e-mail bb15chips@aol.com. Note: The house is open by appointment and will also be open on May 1.

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

Saturday, April 24; 1-3 p.m. Pioneer Game Day at the Grant County Public Library, Barnes Road, Williamstown – Owen County historian Bonnie Strassell teaches children ages 6-12 how to play games that were popular long before PacMan and Wii. Groups will rotate games according to age groups. Join in the fun of sack races, rolling hoops, 9 pins (19th century tabletop bowling) and Jacob’s Ladder. Call 824-2080 to register.

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.

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.

Intro to the Internet - 6-7 p.m. April 21; Library staff will show you how to open a Web browser, type in a Web site address and use search engines.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Grant County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., April 22, Williamstown City Building.

PARENT TEACHER GROUPS

CMZ PTT - 5:30 p.m. April 15.

SES PTT - 5:30 p.m. April 15.

GCMS PTT - 6:30 p.m. April 15.

DRE PTT - 6:30 p.m. April 15.

SITE-BASED COUNCILS

Dry Ridge Elem. - 4 p.m. April 20.

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.

Journey Through Grief - 10:30 a.m. April 19, Little Shrimp Restaurant in Dry Ridge.

Helping Each Other Too (a breast cancer support group)- 7 p.m. April 20, St. Elizabeth Grant County, Barnes Road, Williamstown. Call Mavis Simpson at 859-428-2168 or Cathy Ficke at 859-301-2273 for more information.

La Leche League - 7 p.m. April 20, Williamstown Senior Center. Call Rhonda Schlueter, group leader, (859-824-5179) for more information concerning breastfeeding.

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.