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Community Calendar 9/23/2010

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By The Staff

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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.

Grant County Saddle Club - 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Contact Mark Nicewonder at 859-912-3975.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

Grant County Community Collaborative - Noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 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 SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

• Sept. 23 - Cross Country Series

• Sept. 24 - Movie in the Park - “Up.”

• Sept. 30 - Cross Country Series championship series

and picnic - 6 p.m.

For more information, call 859-428-4500.

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 Classes- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Study lab times are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 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 or go to www.grantged.com

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.

FARMER’S MARKET

Grant County Farmer’s Market - The Grant County Farmer’s Market, by Eagle Creek Learning Center on U.S. 25 in Williamstown, and by Whippy Dip in Critenden is now open daily with seasonal vegetables, including green beans, onions, corn and tomatoes. The farmer’s market accepts WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program food instruments. For more information, call Debby Lucas Angel at 859-824-7586 or John Halsey at 859-428-2889.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAYS

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

GOVERNMENT GATHERINGS

Bullock Pen Water District - 1 p.m. Sept. 24, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden.

Bullock Pen Sewer District - 3 p.m. Sept. 24, 1 Farrell Drive, Crittenden.

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.

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

Pinhook (Crittenden) Senior Citizens - 9 a.m. Wednesdays, in the former Crittenden City Building (next to the Crittenden Fire House). Call 859-428-0213.

LIBRARY

Toddler storytime - For infants through age 2 and their caregivers. 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Preschool story time - For ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Learn to play Bridge -6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. 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.

Homemade Pens -10 - 11 a.m. Sept. 25. Looking for a new hobby inspiration? Grant Countian Arthur Irwin shows you how he makes pens out of ordinary and special material using a lathe chisel. If you want a special pen, bring $10 to reimburse him for the parts. Call 824-2080 to register.

Fall grilling with Chef Robert - 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Chef Robert Back from Kroger in Walton will demonstrate fall grilling. Call 824-2080 to register.

Preschool story time - For ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Toddler storytime - For infants through age 2 and their caregivers. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Grant County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., Sept. 23. Williamstown City Building. Call Bill Adkins at 859-824-1800 or by e-mail at adkinslaw@zoomtown.com.

SPORTS

3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament - Sept. 25. Williamstown High School. Men’s and women’s divisions. Entry fee is $80 for a team of four, which includes spectator passes and T-shirts. For more information or to register, call Greg Middleton at 859-393-2393 or Pete Whaley at 859-663-5075 or go to www.williamstownkiwanis.org.

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 Sandy Gibbons at 859-428-9966 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.