Adopt a Road
Would you like to make a difference and help keep Estill County beautiful? If you’ve answered yes to both these questions, then we may be able to help!!We are enrolling new groups and making new assignments for our Adopt-a-Road program. We want to work with your club, church group or other 501c3 to clean-up our county roadsides. We will pay qualified groups $50 per mile, provide trash bags, vests and gloves up to 3 times per year. If interested in participating, please call Estill County Solid Waste Coordinator Kim Dawes at 723-7524 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AA meets Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. at 167 Broadway, Irvine. We have two noon meetings on Wednesday and Saturday. The new women’s meeting is !:30 p.m. on Saturday. There are no fees or dues. For more information call 723-6429.
The Al-Anon group will meet every Thursday at noon at WestCare. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-0283 for more information.
American Legion Riders Bike Show
The American Legion Riders of Post #79 will once again be hosting the Mountain Mushroom Bike Show, Saturday, April 29, in the parking lot behind the courthouse. The group welcomes all motorcycle owners and enthusiasts to join them to raise money for local charities. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 30. So polish the chrome, wax the tank and ride your bike to Mushroom Festival. A $15 entry fee is all that’s needed to enter one of six plus classes. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 who register. Bikers may just take home some impressive hardware during the trophy presentation. Contact Willard Horn, president, at 606 723-2318 for more information. The American Legion Riders is a national non-profit veteran’s motorcycle association with our local Irvine chapter receiving its charter in 2005. We share the enjoyment of motorcycles, the thrill of riding the scenic back-roads of Eastern Kentucky and our tremendous friendships. We proudly honor and support our local Veterans, as well as local charities.
Beginner Yoga at Marcum & Wallace Hospital
Beginner Yoga class at Marcum & Wallace Hospital is held in the Mercy Room each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. with instructor Laritza Gomez. The cost in one non-perishable food item for Helping Hands Outreach Ministry. Bring your own yoga mat. The instructor will guide the one-hour class through basic poses focused on relaxation, building core strength and flexibility. For more information, contact 606-726-2119.
Board of Commissioners meeting
The second Tuesday of each month the Board of Commissioners meet at Irvine Housing Authority, 285 Mountain Crest, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Body Fitness classes
Body Fitness exercise classes with instructor Sister Loretta Spotila, R.N. The classes are helpful for persons with arthritis, asthma, difficulty moving. The classes use gentle exercise and movement to build strength and flexibility. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Estill County Extension Offices located on Golden Court off of Stacy Lane Road. A $3 donation is suggested per class. For more information, call Sister Loretta at 723-8505.
Charlie Company Breakfasts
There will be breakfasts for all retired and old guard members of Charlie Company 1/149th, at the Cracker Barrel in Richmond. The breakfasts will be the first Friday of every month stating at 9 a.m. All are invited and welcome. Hope to see you there.
The Estill County Community Chorus will be having spring rehearsals every Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine United Methodist Church, at 243 Main Street, for the spring concert scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. Rose Daniels is the chorus director. For more information, call Robin Reed at 723-4678, or Debbie Carlyle at 606-531-0465. The chorus welcomes new members, past and present, to join them.
Free Excel and Math Classes
Build your skills now. Take Free Computer Classes in Excel & Math. Afternoon and Evening classes are available. Instructor: Jennifer Napier. Estill County Adult Education @ 606-723-7323.
GED Test Dates
The April test date is April 15th. Call for further details. Call 723-7323 for further details.
Good Friday Service
The Estill Co. Ministerial Association invites everyone in the community to attend a Good Friday Service that will be held at the First Christian Church in Irvine on Friday, April 14, at 12 noon. Everyone is asked to bring your lawn chairs as this will be an outdoor event.
Kentucky Homeplace Offers
Right now your child could be one of millions of children up to age 19 who are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. A family of 4 earning up to $52,000 a year, or more, may qualify for their children to receive coverage including regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, prescriptions and more. Community Health Workers with Kentucky Homeplace currently serve 40 eastern Kentucky counties to assist parents in connecting kids to this important coverage. It’s a helping hand for parents. In Estill, Madison, Powell and Wolfe Counties call Whitney Bingham at 606-496-5224 for more information.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Michael’s Restaurant. Jason Baber will tell about Boy Scout activities. Also plans are being made for the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 8, 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ravenna Christian Church. Adult tickets are $6 and children tickets (10 and under) are $4. Persons dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time are welcome to become members. Our community is stronger for Kiwanis’ contributions in the last 95 years. Come and make a difference.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
The Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast is this Saturday, April 8, at the Ravenna Christian Church. Breakfast hours are 7 to 11 a.m. and will include all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, and breakfast beverages. The meal is offered for a donation of $6 for adults and $4 for children, 10 years of age and under. The Ravenna Christian Church is located at the corner of Elm Street and 7th Street in Ravenna. Please come out and support this civic organization in this tasty “fun-raiser.” The Kiwanis Club’ goal is to change the world, one child and one community at a time.
Let’s Have a Spa Day!
Join us as we learn the importance of a healthy diet, learn relaxation methods for increased positive attitude, and create spa treatments at home. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Estill County Cooperative Extension Service will host Let’s Have a Spa Day! There will be a morning session at 10:30 a.m. and an evening session at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; please call 723-4557 to register for either session. Deadline to register for this free, fun class is March 31st. All are welcome to attend.
Memorial Baseball Tournament
The Youngstown Ohio Bob Cene Memorial 18u/17u Wood Bat Tournament is registering Kentucky and Ohio teams at youngstownclassb.com or contact Ken Quinn 330 719-0581.
Mountain Mushroom Festival Committee
The 27th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival will be April 29-30. The final planning session before the festival will be Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street. The theme will be “Mushroom Fun.” More volunteers and groups are needed and welcomed to assist in the events and activities. For further information, contact Francine Bonny, chairman, at 723-1233.
Mountain Mushroom Festival T-Shirts
The 2017 Mountain Mushroom Festival t-shirts and mugs will be for sale in Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., until Friday, April 29 at noon. The festival t-shirts range in size from youth to adult sizes with a mushroom design to celebrate the 27 years of the festival. The jade dome color t-shirts are short-sleeve. Sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts in large and X-large are available in kelly green. During the festival the t-shirts will be for sale in the gazebo on Broadway.
Mushroom Festival Events Registration
The Mountain Mushroom Festival invites the community to get involved in the activities and events of the festival. Guidelines and registration forms for the Mountain Mushroom Festival events are available in Irvine City Hall and on the festival website: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org. The events are the Arts & Crafts Booths, Fungus 5K & 2K Run/Walk, Parade, and Mushroom Festival pageant. Other activities that have cash prizes are the Mushroom Cook-Off, Mushroom Hunting Contest, Fungus 5K, Cake Decorating Contest, Photography Contest, and Window Decorating Contest. Categories from youth to adults are noted on the guidelines. Contact the festival at 606 723-1233 for further information.
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, at the Blue Isle in Winchester. All retirees and former employees of the Winchester Sylvania plant are welcome to join us for lunch.
Spiritual Recovery Group
A spiritual recovery group for those who have addiction or other oppression struggles will be meeting every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Westcare community room located at 180 Main Street. Anyone may attend; come as you are. Pastor Chris Carlyle leads a class for those with struggle with addiction and spiritual oppression. If you are tired of fighting the darkness alone and want recovery of your spiritual identity in Christ, please come for this unusual event. Find the path back to the light.
Take a trip to Pennsylvania Amish County
Travel with the Estill Lions on a three day bus tour of Pennsylvania Amish country from June 8-10. Includes two nights at Lancaster Best Western with free hot breakfasts, plus tour of area with our own step-on guide and an evening performance of Jonah at the Sight and Sound Theater. Tour the Hershey Chocolate World factory and go shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village. Also enjoy four other free meals including Shady Maple Smorgasboard. Two per room price $410 each, 3 per room $359 each, and 4 per room only $333 per room. (ages4-10, deduct $40 per person). $50 deposit reserves your seat (Refundable if trip is cancelled). Call Terry Williams at 723-5447 or contact any Lion for help.
Tots Express School Readiness Program
Three and four year-olds, as well as their parents and grandparents/guardians, are invited to Tots Express on April 14, and April 28. The purpose of the school readiness program is to introduce three and four year-olds to pre-school and help them become kindergarten ready while also teaching parents strategies to help their child succeed. Tots Express will happen at South Irvine P-K Center. Call 723-4700 to register. Deadline is the Tuesday before each session. Call Mary Raider with any questions at 723-4700 or 723-5830.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Library on the first Thursday of each month between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State Veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, Veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call toll free within Ky, 1-886-376-0308, to speak with a Veteran’s Benefits Field Representative.