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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. 

 

Hardin Co. Public Library Proper Care of Pet & Companion Birds

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
3:00 PM
Learn about proper diet and nutrition, cage size, safe and unsafe products, birds' social life, sleep and quiet time, language and vocalization issues.
 
Contact Donna -415-254-1711
 
*Discalimer: The facilitator is not a veterinarian, and neither she or HCPL may be held liable for anything that transpires with the health of your bird. 

Hardin County Bowl For Kids Sake

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Help some deserving kids get a Big Brother or Big Sister.  Join us at Dix-E-Town Lanes on Saturday the 25th at 11am.
 
Donate to the Big Cat Team http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1168110&lis=1&kntae1168110=F4DA265A9C914992835E52F5B7AAB60C&team=6917833&tlteam=0  

Central KY Bridal Expo

Sunday, March 26, 2017
1PM-4PM
Taylor County High School, 2705 Hodgenville RD
Caplbellsville, KY
 
www.kybridalexpo.com 

Stephen Foster Drama Association Hiring For 2017 Season

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If you'd like to spend a summer at the Amphitheater and become part of one of Kentucky's greatest traditions, apply today!

Submit your application for seasonal employment by Sunday, March 26th at stephenfoster.com/jobs. The application can be filled out online from a computer or mobile device. For any questions or more information, please email info@stephenfoster.com.



Hardin County Public Library Adult Services For March

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesdays in March                                  Tai Chi/Fitness (1:00 – 2:30)

Saturdays in March                                      Tai Chi/Fitness (10:00 – 11:30)

Join us for a relaxing yet invigorating way to start your day.  Drop-ins welcome. 

 

Thursdays in March                                     Adaptive Yoga (10:00 – 11:30)

Come in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. This class is suitable for students at ANY level of ability or physicality, no previous experience necessary.  Individuals with walkers, canes, etc., are welcome and will benefit.  A brief screening will be done before each class to ensure that safety is paramount. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Thursdays, March 2, 16 & 30                      Bridge Club (1:00 – 4:30)

Join this thriving group of Bridge enthusiasts.  All proficiency levels are welcome.

 

Thursday, March 2                                       *Smart Start Business Basics (5:00)

Are you considering starting your own small business but don’t know where to begin? You won’t want to miss out on this workshop.  From the how-tos of starting, feasibility and legal structure, to licensing and permitting requirements, this class covers all the essentials to help you get started. Please register for this course via the UK Small Business Development Center’s website: Elizabethtown SBDC Seminar Signup.

 

Fridays, March 3 & 17                                 Color Me Calm (3:00 – 4:00)

Wednesdays, March 8 & 22                                                

This group is open to adults who enjoy coloring for relaxation or creative expression.  Coloring isn’t just for kids!  It can also improve concentration and lower stress levels in adults!  Materials are provided; no registration necessary.

 

Fridays, March 3 & 17                                 Bingo (4:00 – 5:00)

Join us for this monthly game time for adults!  No registration necessary.

 

Mondays in March                                        ESL (English as a Second Language (11:00)

Take advantage of these free tutoring sessions geared toward learners of English.  Drop-ins welcome!

 

Mondays, March 6 & 20                               Bard’s Corner Writers Group (6:00)

Come to share, learn, and be encouraged in your writing!  All are welcome to this group. 

 

Tuesdays - Thursdays in March                  AARP Tax Aide (9:30 – 3:00)

Free tax preparation through AARP.  No appointments; drop-in only.

 

Friday, March 10                                          Friday Flicks (3:00 – 5:00)

Join us for this monthly movie time for adults!  Today’s title is “Dial M for Murder”, starring Grace Kelly & Ray Milland.  Popcorn will be served!

 

Monday, March 13                                       *Stamping Workshop (1:00 – 2:30)

Come to this make-and-take notecard class for a $2 registration fee!  Please register in person, limit 10.

 

Tues., March 14 & Mon., March 27            Blood Pressure Screening (2:30)

A home health nurse will be here to do a blood pressure check and answer any of your questions.  You’ll also get a handy card for keeping track of your blood pressure.  She’ll be here each month, so you’ll be able to get regular checks!

 

Tuesday, March 14                                       Mystery Book Club (3:00 – 4:00)

Pick up your copy of this month’s selection: Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way anytime before the meeting.  All are welcome!

 

Wednesday, March 15                                  CREATE! Coffee Filter Flowers (3:00)

Registration is required for this class; we’ll use cardboard, coffee filters, and sticks to create potted flowers!

Monday, March 20                                       *Essential Oils (11:00 – 12:00)

Learn about the health and household uses and benefits of essential oils.  Registration required. 

 

Tuesday, March 21                                       Medicare Workshop (1:00)

If you have any questions about changes to 2016 Medicare enrollment or options, come to this free community Medicare informational meeting.  Learn about Medicare health plan options so you can make the right decisions. 

 

Tuesday, March 21                                       Tropical Bird Care (3:00)

Monthly sessions will focus on issues involved in caring for a tropical bird, including proper diet & nutrition, safe & unsafe products, vocalization, language & medical care.  Please call to indicate interest!  *Disclaimer: Donna Shadowens is not a veterinarian, and neither she nor the Hardin County Public Library may be held liable for anything that transpires with the health of your bird. 

 

Tuesday, March 21                                       *Focus on Finance (6:00)

Registration is required @ 270-723-2225 (not through the library).  If fewer than 5 register, class will be cancelled; notifications of class cancellation will come through a representative of the class’s instructor.

 

Thursday, March 23                                     *Fix It! (4:00 – 5:00)

This class, facilitated by Servpro, will address home repair, maintenance concerns and common emergency prevention.  Materials are provided by Home Depot.  Registration is required.

 

Thursday, March 23                                     Friends of the Library (6:00 – 7:00)

If you are interested in donating your time and efforts to help make the library even more fantastic, join the Friends of the Library.  This group meets in the lobby; all are welcome!

 

Thursday, March 23                                     Evening Book Club (6:30 – 7:30)

Pick up your copy of this month’s selection: Silas House’s A Parchment of Leaves anytime before the meeting.  All are welcome!

 

Friday, March 24                                          *Keep Calm & Craft On (3:00)

In this repurposed books class we’ll make and decorate small gift boxes.  Registration required.

 

Monday, March 27                                       *Cooking through the Calendar (11:00 – 12:00)

This month continues the Hardin County Extension Office’s “Cooking through the Calendar” series!  Registration required; if fewer than 5 pre-register, the program will be cancelled.

 

Monday, March 27                                       Monday Matinee (3:00 – 5:00)

Join us for this monthly movie time for adults!  Today’s title is “Florence Foster Jenkins”, starring Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant.  Popcorn will be served!

 

Tuesday, March 28                                       *Overdrive Clinic (3:30 – 4:30)

Attend this session to learn what’s available on Kentucky’s free downloading site, including eBooks and AudioBooks!  The presenter will also answer questions regarding your specific devices as time allows. Please call to register; space is limited.

 

Wednesday, March 29                                  Drop-in Tech Lab (3:00 – 5:00)

Need help with the internet, a document, job searching, etc?  Stop by for some tech assistance in our computer lab– no registration, just drop-in!  If you need more help that we can provide during this time, we’ll set up a tech appointment.


Knox Area Chapter to Award $12K in Scholarships

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Ft Knox Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will award more than $12,000 in college scholarships to eligible high school seniors graduating from area schools and homeschool programs. The Chapter will award one $1,500 scholarship and eleven $1,000 grants.  

 

Eligibility is limited to those who are family members of an active duty, Guard or Reserve service member; a 20-year or medically-retired or deceased active duty, Guard or Reserve service member; or the grandchild of a retired (living or deceased) active duty, Guard or Reserve service member. The service member’s rank or branch of service is not a factor. 

 

“Our Chapter’s general membership contributes to the scholarship fund throughout the year so we can make college more affordable for a military child or grandchild. Since 2010, our Chapter has awarded over $52,000 in scholarships to 72 graduating High School Seniors,” according to Dick Ardisson, the Chapter’s Scholarship Committee chairman. 

 

            Seniors currently attending high school or homeschool program in the Fort Knox area (Ft Knox, Hardin, Meade, or LaRue County, as well as Elizabethtown Independent, FAITH Home School, and North Hardin Christian School) are encouraged to obtain scholarship applications, along with submission details, from their school Guidance Counselor. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or be in the upper half of their graduating class.

 

All applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.

 

MOAA is a nonprofit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitments to currently serving, retired and former members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any branch of service and their surviving spouses. For more information contact KnoxMOAAInfo@gmail.com

LIHEAP CRISIS Program

Friday, March 31, 2017
Do you need help with your heating costs? Your Community Action Office is assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program. To be eligible, you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within 4 days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from you landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent. For more information on the LIHEAP CRISIS Program: Hardin County Community Action 1111 North Dixie Hwy, Suite 5, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, or call Alisia Walling at 270-769-1927.

Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site Seeks Volunteers for Park Day and Visitors for Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site Seeks Volunteers for Park Day and Visitors for Wildflower Walk

(West Point, Kentucky) – On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 138 sites in across the country to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

Fort Duffield is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Discovery Trail.

Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site will host a Park Day event beginning at 10:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 AM at the pavilion in the main parking lot. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt from Civil War Trust. A lunch will be provided free of charge thanks to Friends of Fort Duffield, the historic site's support group of over 20 years. Volunteers will also learn about the history and significance of the site.

Needs range from minor repairs to general clean up of brush and debris.

Immediately following lunch, volunteers and visitors are invited on a free Wildflower Walk on one of the parks most beautiful trails where they can learn the names of many of the wildflowers that abound in the park this time of year.

For more information about Park Day or the Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site, please contact Connie Morris by phone at 502-922-4574 or by e-mail at info@fortduffield.com or visit fortduffield.com and Fort Duffield Facebook page.


WHAT: Park Day Volunteer Event and Wildflower Walk

WHEN: Park Day, April 1, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m.; Wildflower Walk 12:30 PM

WHERE: Meet at Main Parking Lot at the Pavilion, entrance to park off 31W at Salt River Drive, West Point, KY


For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2017.

The Lincoln Area Longbeards NWTF chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet

Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Lincoln Area Longbeards NWTF chapter is having their Hunting Heritage Banquet on April 8,2017 at the Larue Co. parks and recreation community center in Hodgenville Ky. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
 
For more information or tickets 
you can call Willie Vittitoe @ 270-268-1127. 

Friends Of Hope Adult Cancer Support Weekend Getaway

Sunday, April 9, 2017
A fun-filled, caring, sharing, time of love, laughter and relaxation at Camp Kavanaugh in Crestwood.
 
Find out more http://friendsforhopecancersupport.org/  

3rd Annual Pet Expo

Saturday, April 15, 2017
3rd Annual Pet Expo and charitable event to raise awareness for animal rescues and shelters. Fun activities for entire family! Booths with pet service and products for sale. Pet adoptions, pet talent show, pet costume contest, pet education, live music, food and much more! Pets are Welcome, will have to sign waiver at the door. Copy of current vaccines or sign waiver stating they are current. MUST be on a 6' or less leash. NO retractable leashes.

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities In April

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Give blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

(March 20, 2017) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.

Nearly 2.8 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them. 

Bill Parr has been donating blood for more than 30 years. “I think it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do, knowing that such a simple act can have such a positive impact on another human being in a time of need,” he said.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Richland Christian Church, 5913 W. Adams St. Richland, IN 47634
4/13/2017: 3 - 7 p.m.

Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway Elizabethtown, KY 42701
4/6/2017: noon - 6 p.m.
4/10/2017: noon - 6 p.m.
4/13/2017: noon - 6 p.m.

Ft. Knox Hansen Center, 1053 Spearhead Division Ave. Fort Knox, KY 40121
4/4/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Christopher Church, 1225 S. Wilson Road Radcliff, KY 40160
4/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hodgenville Woman's Club, 19 Lincoln Square Hodgenville, KY 42748
4/11/2017: noon - 5 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary VFW, 770 By-Pass Rd. Brandenburg, KY 40108
4/11/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

River View Baptist Church, 1850 Louisville Rd. Cox Creek, KY 40013
4/2/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Gardeners Toolbox Series (April)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How to Grow: Daylilies—April 4, 6 pm. COST: $5  Daylilies are  a favorite garden flower.  Come and  see how to incorporate these one-day wonders into a perennial garden or landscape.

How to Grow: Tomatoes—April 19, 6 pm. COST: $5  Wow! How do you pick your next favorite tomato variety? Let’s talk about favorites and new favorites. Learn how to have the first tomato on the block. Get a few plants to try and test. 

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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