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The Hardin County History Museum is looking for volunteers

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Hardin County History Museum is looking for volunteers to help at the museum.  Volunteers would be responsible to greet and help guests visiting the museum and making change for any purchases, during museum hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.  We also need volunteers as guides, for special events and to help with other facets of the museum.   If you are flexible, energetic, and enthusiastic about Hardin County and Kentucky history, then we just might be the place for you.  To pick up an application drop by the museum at 201 W. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown during regular business hours or go online to, scroll down to click on “volunteers” and down load the application.  You can drop off completed applications during regular business hours.  The Hardin Co. History Museum: a sense of past time and place.

Elizabethtown Lion’s Club’s annual chicken barbeque

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Elizabethtown Lion’s Club’s annual chicken barbeque is Saturday, August 19th from 11am to 6pm at Etown High School

Meal includes a half-chicken, barbequed….baked beans, cole slaw and drink


Tickets are just $7 and carry out is available…you can even drive through!!


Tickets available from any Etown Lion’s Club member or at the door


Tesselating Leaves Table Runner – Quilt Class

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10

10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cost $15.00

Instructor: Patty Pruitt


Make an interesting but easy table runner with fall colors that will impress your dinner guest.  Patty will help you design and construct a table runner or quilt using the “tessellating” technique in quilting.

Supply list will be given at registration.

Class size is limited.


Registration deadline is August 7.


Class will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office. Call 270-765-4121   or Sign up Online

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory

Friday, August 11, 2017
The Cecilian Bank, Grace Heartland Church and City of Elizabethtown have partnered together to offer a fun and free way to celebrate summer with movie showings at Freeman Lake Park. The Movies Under the Stars series will feature 3 new movies at the Park this summer. 

Movie titles will be released in the next few weeks but will all be kid and family friendly! 

Movies will begin at dusk with sponsored activities and concessions starting at 8:00 PM. The movies will take place Friday June 9, July 21, and August 11 at the Bandstand area at Freeman Lake Park. Parking will take place in the Ernie Williams field. There will be food items for sale. Patrons are invited to bring chairs and/or blankets to enjoy this family fun night. Movie dates will be rescheduled if rain out occurs. For more information, call 270-765-6121 or email

St Benedict Catholic Cruise Night

Friday, August 11, 2017
St. Benedict Catholic, Lebanon Junction Cruise Night:
Rod Run, Fish Fry, Gates Open At 5

Benefit For The White Mills Christian Camp & While Mills Civic League

Saturday, August 19, 2017
There will be a benefit for the White Mills Christian Camp & While Mills Civic League.  Entertaining free:  Brian Young Band playing, concessions, kid friendly.
Saturday Aug 19th from 7:30pm-9:00pm 

Cody's Cause: Go BIG or GO HOME Ride For PTSD

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Cody's Cause is sponsoring the "Go Big or Go Home" Motorcycle Ride for PTSD, Saturday August 19th at 21 Hinton Hills Loop in Hardinsburg, KY.  
Registration at 9am, kickstands up at 10:30am.  This is a Big Ride of 106 miles, so start out with a full tank.  There'll be two stops and a BBQ Lunch.  
Riders $25, includes meal and event T-Shirt, Passengers $10, including meal.  T-Shirts $20, Lunch $10 and everyone's welcome!  50/50 drawings and lots of fun for a great cause.  Pre-register online to guarantee T-shirt size at
Cody's Cause is a 501(C) Non-Profit organization providing service dogs to veterans who suffer from PTSD. 

Delbert McClinton At The State Theater

Saturday, August 19, 2017
The Historic State Theater and the City of Elizabethtown has partnered to bring Delbert McClinton to the Historic State Theater August 19th sponsored by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.
“We are so excited to see the continued partnership with the Theater and helping them bring high level artists in our town,” said Mayor Edna Berger. “We can’t wait to see another sold out show across the street.”
"As the primary concert series sponsor, Fort Knox Federal is delighted to help bring such outstanding national performers to our community," said President and CEO of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Ray Springsteen.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale online Friday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. VIP tickets will include a meet and greet and first two rows in seating for $60 each. Reserved floor seats will be $40 each, and balcony seats are $20 each. To purchase tickets, go to or visit during business hours at 209 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown.

Down Home Nights in White Mills

Saturday, August 19, 2017
The White Mills Civic League will once again sponsoring "Down Home Nights in White Mills."
Join us the 3rd Saturday night of July and August at the White Mills Ballpark pavilion.  
On August 19th The Brian Young Band will perform.
Events are free but donations to help the band will be accepted.
Light refreshments will be available to raise money for the "Blossom Girls" from White Mills Christian Church.   

Explore Aviation with Free Airplane Ride

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Explore Aviation with Free Airplane Ride.  The Vine Grove Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will provide Young Eagle flights, free for youth between the ages of 8 and 17, on Saturday 19 August at the Vine Grove Airport, weather permitting.  Registration will take place from 9:00 to 11:30 AM.   This is the fifth of seven scheduled events for 2017; each on the 3rd Saturday of the month, through October.  A permission slip, properly authenticated by a biological or adoptive parent or legal guardian, is required and will be available at the airport.  Donations to support Young Eagles or EAA Chapter 657 are accepted, but not required. 


The primary goal of the Young Eagle flight program is to introduce youngsters to the thrill of aviation, and to provide a memorable flying experience.  Each participant will be given a certificate signed by their pilot and world-renowned aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker, the National Young Eagle Chairman.  Additionally, their name will be entered in the official Young Eagle Logbook maintained by the EAA at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 


For additional information, contact Dick Ardisson at 270-319-1320.

E-town Tennis Commission Heartland Shootout

Sunday, August 20, 2017
E-town Tennis Commission Heartland Shootout is August 19th and 20th, 
Deadline to enter is August 12, 2017

A Taste of the Heartland

Friday, August 25, 2017
A Taste of the Heartland annual benefit dinner and art auction will be Friday August 25th at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
Doors open at 5pm with Dinner at 6:30 and charity auction to follow.
Benefiting the Community Health Clinic  
For more information go to  


Saturday, August 26, 2017
This year’s Heartland Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Elizabethtown beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 26th. This marks the 35th year of the downtown parade.
“This parade truly has become a Heartland Homecoming for our whole county,” said Sarah Vaughn, Events Coordinator for the City of Elizabethtown. “Over 75 entries will be displayed with over 20 floats; it’s a great day to be in Elizabethtown.”
Grand Marshal’s for this year’s parade include Ralph Reese, WWII Veteran and beloved community member along with Vietnam Veterans to celebrate the incoming Wall Replica that is scheduled to be installed in 2018 at Elizabethtown’s Nature Park. Carl Swope who was named Time Magazine Dealer of the Year will also be celebrated. As always, Ft. Knox will be represented with their Color Guard first in line and the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army Brigadier General James T. Lacocca and his wife Sandy following soon after.
Some City downtown streets will close as early as 7:00 a.m. with Dixie Highway shutting down at 9:30 a.m. Please use caution when driving through the downtown area that morning. Seating for the parade may take place anywhere along the parade route which runs from the Square downtown to St. John Road.
For more information, please or call 270-765-6121.

August Hardin County Public Library Adult Services

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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

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

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


Thursdays in August                                              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. *August 24 session is self-directed.


Thursdays, August 3, 17, 31                                 Bridge Club (1:00 – 4:30)

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


Thursday, August 3                                                *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, August 4 & 18                                          Color Me Calm (3:00 – 4:00)

Wednesdays, August 9 & 23

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, August 4 & 18                                          Bingo (4:00 – 5:00)

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


Saturdays in August                                               Quilting Class (12:00 – 2:00)

Rebecca Macklin will facilitate this new class for quilters of all levels.  Please contact Ms. Macklin @ 502-310-2011 for more information.


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

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


Mondays, August 7 & 21                                       Bard’s Corner Writers Group (6:00)

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


Tuesday, August 8                                                  Mystery Book Club (3:00 – 4:00)

Pick up your copy of this month’s selection: Deborah Crombie’s In a Dark House anytime before the meeting.  All are welcome!


Wednesdays, August 9 & 23                                 Healthy Living (12:30 – 1:00)

Mallory den Harder will provide information, tips, and strategies for those interested in a more natural, healthy lifestyle.  Each session will have a different focus. 


Friday, August 11                                                   Friday Flicks (3:00 – 5:00)

Join us for this monthly movie time for adults!  Today’s title is “Leap Year”, starring Matthew Goode & Amy Adams.  Popcorn will be served.


Monday, August 14                                    *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.


Tuesday, August 15                                                *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.


Wednesday, August 16                                          *CREATE! Bottle Vases (3:00)

We’re using paint, twine & lace to repurpose glass bottles.  Registration required.


Monday, August 21                                    *Essential Oils (11:00 – 12:00)

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


Tuesday, August 22                                                *Overdrive Clinic (6:00 – 7:00)

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.


Thursday, August 24                                              *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, August 24                                              Evening Book Club (6:30 – 7:30)

Pick up your copy of this month’s selection: Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You anytime before the meeting.  All are welcome!


Friday, August 25                                                   *Keep Calm & Craft On: DIY Clipboard (3:00)

Use an old book cover for the backing, add decorated tape, clip, and scrapbook paper, and you have a cute clipboard to display photos or notes.  Registration required!


Monday, August 28                                    *Cooking through the Calendar (11:00 – 12:00)

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


Monday, August 28                                    Blood Pressure Screening (4:30)

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!


Monday, August 28                                    Monday Movie (5:00 – 7:00)

Join us for this monthly movie time for adults!  Today’s title is “Austenland”, starring Keri Russell.  Popcorn will be served!


Tuesday, August 29                                                Intuitive Heart Meditation (4:00 – 6:00)

Learn how easy it is to meditate focusing on your breathing and how to trust your own intuition. Get the recorded meditation as a gift for attending.


Wednesday, August 30                                          Drop-in Tech Lab (3:00 – 4:00)

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.

Hardin County Teen Court Open House and Mock Trial

Thursday, August 31, 2017
All high school students and parents are invited to the Hardin County Teen Court Open House and Mock Trial.
August 31st, 6:30-8:30pm
Hardin County Justice Center
120 East Dixie Ave in Etown

SpringHaven Yard Sale

Saturday, September 2, 2017

When:  8 a.m.-3 p.m. on September 2, 2017 

Where:  College Heights United Methodist Church 

    710 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Who:  Proceeds go to SpringHaven, Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter.

What:  Items from clothes to appliances, furniture to glassware will be for sale.


For the past several years, Tammy and the members of College Heights UMC have worked hard to collect items for the annual yard sale which benefits SpringHaven.  If you have items to donate to the yard sale, please call Tammy at 270-763-7242.  Also, please come out on September 2 and support SpringHaven.  Last year was a great success. This year, we are hoping for bigger and better.

SpringHaven Yard Sale

Saturday, September 2, 2017

When:  8 a.m.-3 p.m. on September 2, 2017 

Where:  College Heights United Methodist Church 

    710 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Who:  Proceeds go to SpringHaven, Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter.

What:  Items from clothes to appliances, furniture to glassware will be for sale.


For the past several years, Tammy and the members of College Heights UMC have worked hard to collect items for the annual yard sale which benefits SpringHaven.  If you have items to donate to the yard sale, please call Tammy at 270-763-7242.  Also, please come out on September 2 and support SpringHaven.  Last year was a great success. This year, we are hoping for bigger and better.

Beginning Quilting Class

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday, September 9

9:30 to 4:30

Cost $20.00

Instructor: Patty Pruitt


This beginning quilting class will assist you in your quilting adventure. We will discuss thread, needles, rulers, and so much more as you construct a basic block and look at borders to include how to miter. Supply list will be given at registration.

Class size is limited.


Registration deadline is September 6.


Class will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office. Call 270-765-4121   or Sign up Online

St. Benedict Catholic Cruise Night

Saturday, September 9, 2017
St. Benedict Catholic, Lebanon Junction Cruise Night:
Rod Run, Fish Fry, Gates Open At 5

St. Martin of Tours Annual Picnic

Saturday, September 9, 2017
St. Martin of Tours, Flaherty will have their annual picnic on Saturday, September 9th, from 2:00pm - 10:00pm.  A barbecue chicken and pork meal with sides and homemade deserts will be available from 3:00pm-7:00pm.  Adult dinners are $10 and children's dinners will be $5. Take Out will be available.  Activities include car show, live auction, silent auction baskets, cake auction, bouncy house, games for kids.  Raffle with a $1,000 1st prize, $500 2nd prize, and $250 3rd prize.  Prize drawing will be at 6pm.  A Quilt Raffle will be drawn at 6pm,
KY Gaming License #2420
St. Martin of Tours is located at 440 Saint Martin Rd in Flaherty. 

Annual Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support, and Research

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, August 15, 2017 – The annual Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will be held at Freeman Lake Park on September 16. Registration starts at 9AM, and the Walk begins at 10AM. The annual Walk’s success supports research for a cure and helped over 100,000 families in the Chapter area living with Alzheimer’s.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, is the nation’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The Lincoln Trail Walk is expected to attract over 400 participants and raise $102,000. Approximately 60 teams are slated to participate in the Lincoln Trail area alone, raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that affects over five million Americans. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Almost two-thirds of those diagnosed are women, and African Americans are twice as likely, and Hispanics two and a half times more likely, to be impacted by the disease than Caucasians. Of the top 10 leading causes of death in America, it is the only one that cannot be slowed, prevented, or cured. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Kentucky alone, there are more than 70,000 people living with the disease and 271,000 caregivers.

For more information about Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please visit Registration is free. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and the services provided by the Association, please call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. 

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit or call 800.272.3900.

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