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Community Calendar 8-5-10

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By The Staff

ARTS

CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

CLUBS

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

Backyard Beekeepers of Grant County - 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Grant Co. Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

Grant County Cattlemen’s Association - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Farm Bureau office, 486 Helton, Williamstown.

Grant County Farm Bureau Federation - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Farm Bureau office, 486 Helton, Williamstown.

Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

GRANT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION CALENDAR:

• August - Senior Games - Free membership at Body Works Gym

• Aug. 7 - Back to School Blowout, Grant County Park

• Aug. 7 - Movie in the Park - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

• Aug. 19 - Cross Country Registration and Clinic

• Aug. 26 - Cross Country Series, Race 1. 6 p.m.

• Aug. 27 - Movie in the Park - Princess and the Frog

For more information call 859-428-4500.

BENEFITS PLANNED TO HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS

Richard Lonkard - A benefit is planned for 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6 at JMB Hall in Dry Ridge for Richard Lonkard, who was severely injured in an accident on May 30. The benefit will feature food, silent auction items, cake walks and music.

Donations of soft drinks, baked goods and items for the silent auction are needed.

Call Donna Lonkard-Frueh at 859-802-9721 or Margery Tritschler at 859-801-0637 for more information.

Nicole Cobb - A benefit is planned for 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 15 at Woodies Tavern in Florence. Nicole is the niece of Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News. She was diagnosed with colon cancer on March 10 and underwent surgery. She has also endured several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. She also lost her job of 16 years. The cost is $10 and the benefit will include raffles, silent auction, food and entertainment.

Family of Randy Whitley - A co-ed softball tournament is planned for Aug. 7 at Mullins Field in Williamstown. The entry fee is $125. All teams should register before 6 p.m. on Aug. 5. A homerun derby with top prize will also be awarded. There will be activies for children and concessions. Raffles of more than $1,000 in donated prizes will also be held during the day. Whitley, the father of three children, was killed in an auto accident on July 20 in Campbell County. He was also the second of four siblings to die in less than a five-month period. His family has no insurance. For more information, call Ron Holt at 859-409-5377.

YARD SALE TO BENEFIT SHERMAN TAVERN

•The Friends of Sherman Tavern - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7. Sherman Tavern, in front of Sherman Elementary School. All proceeds will help pay for restoration costs at the historic site.

EXTENSION OFFICE OFFERS SUMMER CLASSES

• Cooking from the garden - 6 p.m. Aug. 10. This class will teach better utilization of garden or farmer’s market produce through recipe demonstrations. Class will take place at the extension office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.To register, call 859-824-3355.

CAR WASH

Grant County Special Olympics - 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Parking lot of Bucks or Less in Williamstown (1100 N. Main Street.) This car wash will benefit Grant County Special Olympics.

ADOPTION EVENTS

• Dinovaite Adoption Fair - Aug. 7, noon to 4 p.m. at Dinovite, 101 Miller Drive, Crittenden. There will be dogs that range in size from 10 pounds to large dogs. All dogs will be microchipped, have up to date vaccines and include a spay/neuter voucher.

• Kroger Adoption Fair - Aug. 8 at the Walton Kroger.

Each new adoption will receive a free pet starter kit from Dinovite.

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

Christ Community Church, 139 N. Main Street, Williamstown. has a food pantry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. For more information, call 859-753-0589.

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. Aug. 18. Call Lisa at 859-462-2362 for more information.

Angel Food - Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $29 per unit. Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wished to order. The August menu includes New York strip steaks, chicken, ground beef, fish, pork chops, broccoli, carrots, corn, cauliflower, pasta, milk and eggs. The deadline to order using cash, check or food stamps is 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. To place an order online the deadline is Aug. 22. Food will be distributed from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 28.

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

Williamstown Board of Education - 6 p.m. Aug. 9. 300 Helton Street, Williamstown.

Grant County Library Board of Trustees - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Barnes Road, Williamstown.

Grant County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 820 Arnie Risen Blvd., Williamstown.

HAPPENINGS

William Arnold Log House - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Fridays. South Main in Williamstown. 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.

Grant County Women’s Club - 7 p.m. - Aug. 12. Williamstown Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Daniel Bachman, who will share his recent experiences in Africa. This meeting is open to the public. An international themed dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Dinah Shelley at 859-824-1820 or Amy Roe at 513-622-1581 by Aug. 9 to make reservations.

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.

CO-ED SOFTBALL

Co-ed softball - Teams are now forming for fall leagues. Call Ruth at 859-428-3783 for more information.

ALUMNI SOCCER

GCHS Braves and Lady Braves- The annual alumni scrimmage will be held on Aug. 13. The boys game will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls game at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be held at the Grant County Middle School field. For more information, contact Melinda White at melinda.white@grant.kyschools.us.

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

Learn to play Bridge -6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Join Shelba Gillespie and other members of the local bridge club as they teach you how to play. Open to teens and adults. Dressing up is encouraged. Call 824-2080 to register.

Game Day @ the Library -9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Aug. 7. Join others for Xbox, Wii or PlayStation games. Event is free and open to ages 15 to 25. No registration required.

Geocaching @ Grant Co. Park - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Looking for a little adventure. Join the library staff for a taste of geocaching or using a GPS unit to hunt for caches. Participants will work in teams of two. You must have a valid library card to use one of the library’s GPS units. Call 824-2080 to register.

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 - 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.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Grant County Republican Party - 7 p.m., Aug. 11. Williamstown City Building.

Grant County 912 Tea Party - 7 p.m., Aug. 12. Crittenden City Building. The pubic is invited.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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 - 8 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.