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Community Calendar 6-24-10

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By The Staff

ARTS

CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. June 28, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

CLUBS

Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon. June 25, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

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

Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. June 26, 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 COLLABORATIVE

Grant County Community Collaborative- Noon to 1:30 p.m. June 24, 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.

GRANT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION JUNE CALENDAR:

• June 24 - Noon to 2 p.m. - Fun ‘n games at Sherman Elementary.

• June 24 - 5 to 7 p.m. - Fun ‘n games at Mount Zion Park

• June 25 - Movie in the Park - “Charlotte’s Web”

• June 29 - Noon to 2 p.m. - Fun ‘n games at Jonesville Park.

• June 29 - 5 to 7 p.m. - Fun ‘n games at Corinth Park.

BAND BOOSTERS PLAN 25 CENT AUCTION ON JUNE 26

The Grant County High School band boosters will hold a 25 cent (quarter) auction on June 26 at Grant County High School. The doors will open at 6 p.m. The auction starts at 7 p.m.

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. - 1 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The center is located at 315 School Road (behind Grant County Middle School) Dry Ridge. Appointments are necessary. 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., Wednesdays, Olde Star Mall, 1418 N. Main, Williamstown. Call 859-428-YOGA (9642) to register.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

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. June 30. Call Lisa at 859-462-2362 for more information.

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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.

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 859-428-0213 for more information.

LIBRARY

Thursday, June 24:

Summer Toddler Time (for infants to 2 years) - 10 a.m.

Summer Preschool Story Time (ages 3 - 5) - 11 a.m.

Learn to play bridge - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Shelba Gillespie and other members of the local bridge club as they teach you how to play one of the oldest known card games. Open to teens and adults. We encourage you to dress up. Call 824-2080 to register.

Monday, June 28:

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.

Tuesday, June 29

Don’t date a jerk - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join this program by the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and learn to spot a good guy and avoid the jerks. Attendees get free lunch and a gift certificate for completing the class. Call 824-208 to register.

Wednesday, June 30:

Summer Todler Time (for infants to 2 years) - 10 a.m.

Summer Preschool Story Time (ages 3 - 5) - 11 a.m.

Fun @ 4 - 4 p.m. (for ages 6 - 12) 4 p.m..

Summer Reading Activities:

• June 24 - 6 to 8 p.m. Junkyard sculpture

• June 26 - Japanese Watercolor - Try your hand at watercolor painting with masa paper.

• June 28 - Honey Hill Farms Petting Zoo

To participate in summer reading activities, you must be signed up for the summer reading program. To find out more, call 824-2080.

HAPPENINGS

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. The house is open by appointment.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Grant County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., June 24 Williamstown City Building. Call Bill Adkins at 859-824-1800 or by e-mail at adkinslaw@zoomtown.com.

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.