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Lincoln's 208th Birthday in Hodgenville

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017

National Park Service10 a.m. — Wreath Laying
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY, 42748

Join National Park staff in a procession from the visitor center to the Memorial Building. Visitors should note that the accessible boardwalk leading to the Memorial Building is closed at this time due to a construction project. The only route available the day of the event to access the Memorial Building, will be the 56-steps leading to the top of the hill. For more information, call (270) 358-3137.

Free Event 

Lincoln
Sunday, February 12, 2017

12:30 p.m.
Lincoln Birthday Luncheon
LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service
807 Old Elizabethtown Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Join us for our annual birthday luncheon celebration featuring installation of new board members and presentation of the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage Award.

This year's guest speaker is Representative Tim Moore. Moore earned his BS in engineering mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy and his MS in operations management from the University of Arkansas. He has served in the Kentucky House of Representatives since 2007.

Tickets are $15 per person
Children 4-12 are $10 per child
and are available at The Lincoln Museum
(66 Lincoln Square).
PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS or RSVP
BY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017. 
You can RSVP by emailing us or calling (270) 358-8710.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Gardeners Toolbox Series (February)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Plants for the New Year—Feb 1, 6 p.m. COST: FREE.  Dying to find the next trend in garden plants?  Try a new plant that plant breeders have improved, or plant hunters have found from far away locales. After combing the catalogs and websites, learn what I have found (plant-wise) that has a chance of growing in your garden. There will be no guarantee that the plants in this one-hour lecture will be found in the garden centers or live in Kentucky.

Vegetable Gardening 101—Feb 8, 6 p.m.  COST: $5.  Starting at the beginning, this class will get you started on your first vegetable garden.  We will address planning a garden, how much to plant, growing, and harvesting.

Growing Bouquets from the Garden—Feb 21, 6 p.m. COST: $5  Learn which annuals and perennials make great cut flowers.  Then find out how easy they are to grow!  

 

How to Register: 

· Go to http://hardin.ca.uky.edu/content/line-class-registration to sign up for any class.  You can also now make your payment on this page! 

· Or call (270) 765-4121 and talk to the receptionist.  Then mail in your payment.

· You will be registered on a first pay, first registered basis.  All classes have a maximum number of participants.  When this number is reached, there will be a waiting list.

Payment for each of the Gardener’s Toolbox classes are required to be enrolled TWO WEEKS prior to the class date. You will be registered on a first pay, first registered basis.

Cancellations will be fully refunded TWO WEEKS prior to the class date. Please let us know as early as possible if you have to cancel, we probably have others on a wait list.

HOW TO GROW Classes: If you would like to attend the class but do NOT want the supplies, there is the option of not paying the class supply fee. Please notify the front desk when registering. 


American Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities 2/16-2/27

Monday, February 27, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2017) – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

 

Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was younger after an auto accident. Blood donations helped save my life,” he said. “Now, I would like to donate as much or more than I have received.”

 

Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All those who come to donate from Jan. 30 to Feb. 26, 2017, are eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email for making blood and platelet donation a priority this winter.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie HWY. Elizabethtown,  KY 42701

2/16/2017: noon - 6 p.m.

2/20/2017: noon - 6 p.m.

2/23/2017: noon - 6 p.m.

2/27/2017: noon - 6 p.m.

 

Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown, KY 42701

2/17/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry Elizabethtown, KY 42701

2/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

First Christian Church of Elizabethtown, 1811 North Miles Lane Elizabethtown, KY 42701

2/27/2017: 2 - 7 p.m.

 

American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway St. Bardstown, KY 40004

2/20/2017: noon - 5 p.m.

 

St. Gregory Catholic Church, 330 Samuels Loop Coxs Creek, KY 40013

2/19/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Spencer County High School, 520 Taylorsville Rd. Taylorsville, KY 40071

2/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

How to help

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

Volunteers needed

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer. Volunteers with flexible schedules are needed to support blood collection in the areas of: greeter and canteen specialists in most areas; and warehouse and transportation specialists in selected areas. Volunteer greeters assist with blood drive registration. Volunteer canteen specialists assist with distributing snacks to blood donors. Warehouse volunteers assist with packaging blood drive supplies and transportation specialists transport blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a greeter, canteen, warehouse or transportation volunteer specialist position, visit: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches s
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Gardening in Small Spaces

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28

10:30 a.m. ET

Presented by: Dennis Morgeson, Horticulture Agent Washington County

Gardening, in one form or another, is often described as one of the most popular hobbies in the country.  Involvement by people in gardening activities helps promote healthy habits.  The physical activity of working in the garden burns calories. And consuming home-grown vegetables is good for health as well.

 

CLASS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE!!

 

Class will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown           


Shining the Light on Military Women

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Region VI Command Council of The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.
Cordially Invite you to our 5TH Annual “Shining the Light on Military Women” Hosted by NABVETS Fort Knox Chapter 70 & Auxiliary

Keynote Speaker: BARBARA WARD, 
National Director Center for Minority Veterans, Washington DC

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Vendors will be available 1:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Recognition 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$20.00 donation for Banquet
MILITARY WOMEN NO CHARGE (PROOF OF MILITARY SERVICE REQUIRED )        
 
Eagles at Rest
230 Freedom Way                                        
Radcliff, KY  40160
 
This event is open to the public!  All Proceeds go to North Hardin High School Junior ROTC Program,  and KYNABVETS Scholarship Fund.  

It's Modern Baby Quilt Class

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“It’s Modern Baby” Quilt Class

Tuesday, March 7

9:30 am—1:30 pm

or

5:30 pm—9:30 pm

Cost$ 15.00

Instructor: Patty Pruitt

 

This quilt is so quick and easy you will be making it over and over.  It uses Fat Quarters and can be made in any color combination. 

This is a great beginning class. 

 

Class size is limited. Supply list will be given at registration.

 

Registration deadline is February 28. 

Class will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown KY 42701    Call 270-765-4121   or   Sign up Online@hardinext.org


Elizabethtown St. Baldrick's Downtown Shavedown

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Many Local Volunteers Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research
St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer Elizabethtown, Kentucky; March 11, 2017 –The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Historic State Theater on March 11, 2017, where more than 100+ will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for lifesaving research.  
 
Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer; one in five won’t survive, and those who do often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. Kids are special, and at St. Baldrick’s we treat them that way. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a future. That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $200 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as every kid.
 
The event will include children’s activities including bouncy houses, a rock wall and face painting. Food truck(s), local vendor participation, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will also be included along with the grand finale head shave from 4-6PM. This event is in tandem with the already established downtown 2nd Saturday festivities. Many Hardin County children have been DX with childhood cancer. Funding research is the only way towards a cure. “LIKE” the Elizabethtown St. Baldrick’s page for updates and additions to the schedule.
 
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.
 
 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Registration & Festivities - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Head Shaving - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Historic State Theater Complex
209 W Dixie Ave. • Elizabethtown, KY

Gardeners Toolbox Series (March)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Starting Vegetables from Seed—March 6, 6 p.m. COST: $5  Be the envy of your neighbors with the first tomato on the block! You can also have the most unusual or tastiest lettuce! How, you ask? By starting them yourself. Don’t rely on the varieties that the store has for your vegetables, with thousands of varieties to choose from, come and discover how to start your own.

How to Grow: Carrots—March 15, 6 pm. COST: $5 Did you know that everyone can grow carrots? There are long ones, short ones and even carrots that aren’t orange! Learn all about the lowly carrot and the exciting new varieties, how to grow them in Kentucky clay and the best recipes ever!

How to Grow: Asparagus—March 20, 6 pm. COST: $5  This early-season vegetable is a delight to eat and easy to grow. Find out the tricks and tips on growing a perennial favorite in your garden. 

How to Register: 

· Go to http://hardin.ca.uky.edu/content/line-class-registration to sign up for any class.  You can also now make your payment on this page! 

· Or call (270) 765-4121 and talk to the receptionist.  Then mail in your payment.

· You will be registered on a first pay, first registered basis.  All classes have a maximum number of participants.  When this number is reached, there will be a waiting list.

Payment for each of the Gardener’s Toolbox classes are required to be enrolled TWO WEEKS prior to the class date. You will be registered on a first pay, first registered basis.

Cancellations will be fully refunded TWO WEEKS prior to the class date. Please let us know as early as possible if you have to cancel, we probably have others on a wait list.

HOW TO GROW Classes: If you would like to attend the class but do NOT want the supplies, there is the option of not paying the class supply fee. Please notify the front desk when registering. 

 

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