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 1:30 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 and every Monday at 105 Main Street at 7 p.m. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-3018 for more information.
Beginner Yoga at Marcum and Wallace
Beginner Yoga class at Marcum & Wallace Hospital is held in the Mercy Room each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with instructor Laritza Gomez. The cost is one non-perishable food item for Helping Hands Outreach Ministry. Bring your own yoga mat. The instructor will guide the class through basic poses focused on relaxation, building core strength and flexibility. For class updates, please check the Marcum & Wallace Hospital Facebook page.
Big Hill Craft Fair
There will be a craft fair at Big Hill Christian Church on October 14, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting to 1 p.m. Big Hill Christian Church is located at 1150 Goggins Lane in Richmond. There will be handmade crafts, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items, also home-made baked goods, and a soup and chili luncheon.
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 with Sister Loretta
Interfaith Wellness Ministries presents Body Fitness exercise classes with Sister Loretta Spotilla, RN. These classes are helpful for persons with arthritis, asthma, and difficulty moving. There will be gentle exercise and movement and it will help build strength and flexibility. Classes will begin Monday, October 2, at the Estill County Extention Office on Stacy Lane, Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., please donate $3 per class. For more information, call Sister Loretta at 723-8505.
Breakfast for Charlie Company
There will be a breakfast held for all retired and former National Guard members from the Charlie Company 1st/149th the first Friday every month, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Craker Barrell in Richmond.
We welcome new members, new voices, past and present members to join us! We know you are out there-Estill Countians, and we know from other venues, that you have beautiful voices. We need those voices and you talent! nCome share it with us and the community. We rehearse on Tuesday nights, from 7 until 8 p.m., at the Irvine United Methodist Church on Main Street in Irvine. Our Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 3, beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Robin Reed (606) 723-4678 or Debbie Carlyle (606) 531-0465.
Estill County Farmers Market
The Estill County Farmers Market is open on Fridays, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Estill County Fairground Pavilion and on the second Tuesday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estill County Extension Office. Remember that the market closes on Oct. 20, and vouchers must be spent before then.Any questions? Email email@example.com or call (606) 726-0679.
Family night at Stafford Lodge
Stafford Lodge #562 at Fitchberg will be having its annual family night on Saturday, October 7, at 4 p.m. All Masons (members or not), their families, and friends are invited. Please bring a covered dish and join us.
Gigantic Book Sale
Estill County Public Library’s Friends of the Library chapter will be holding a gigantic book sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Kroger/Wolfinbarger Building at 184 Broadway. Books and movies will be sold by the bagful. Anyone interested in donating books, magazines, or movies for the sale may contact the library or a Friends member any time before October 19th. For inquiries, call the library at 723-3030.
Our Homeschool Enrichment group will meet this Thursday, September 28, at 1 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library Meeting Room. We will be learning about Tin Punch and Functional Art. All experienced and new homeschool students and families are welcome. Bring a hammer and a smile! For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
Hospice New Volunteer Training
Hospice Care Plus New Volunteer Training will be on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-register by contacting Stefanie at 859-626-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information available at hospicecareplus.org.
Kiwanis Announces Annual Auction
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna has released the date for its 15th annual Radio and TV auction. It will be held Saturday, October 7, 2015 at the Estill County Middle School. As we approach this year’s auction, the club wishes to extend a sincere “thank you” to the people of Estill County for the manner in which you have so generously supported our auction. The funds from last year’s auction have allowed the club, in its current fiscal year, to invest almost $15,000 in a variety of programs that serve the people of Estill County. To continue this level of support we need your continued help, so please circle October 7, 2017 on your calendar and look for more information about the auction in the coming weeks.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Steam Engine. A devotional will be given and plans will be made for upcoming projects and activities such as the TV/Radio Auction on Saturday, October 7, at the Estill County Middle School. Kiwanis members work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When a child is given the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Library Board Meetings
The Estill County Public Library board of directors will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of each month instead of on the third Thursday. However, the time of day and location will not change; The board will still meet at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room, and meetings are always open to the public.
Lions plan Dinner Theater Trip
Join the Estill County Lions Club on a splendid trip to the famous Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Indiana on Saturday, November 18. We will depart Irvine at 1 p.m. aboard a Wombles Tours Motor Coach, stopping for a couple hours at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Then it’s on to Clarksville, Indiana where we’ll enjoy a deliciouas, all you can eat buffet. Next, we will watch the Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well known story, A Christmas Carol the Musical, arriving back at Rice Station Christian Church about 12:30 a.m. All for only $86! Contact Terry Williams at 723-5447 and reserve your seat now for a $43 deposit. Your participation also supports your local Lions Club.
Reptile Zoo hosts Ssssspooktacular
The Kentucky Reptile Zoo, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Slade, is hosting a Halloween Sssspooktacular on Saturday Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special pricing for residents of Powell and Wolfe Counties with an ID! $3 per person! For all others pricing is $8 per person in costume, $10 per person w/out costume. Ages 3 and under are always free. The event is family friendly with no scary activities, fun and games, scavenger hunt, complete family fun! Call 606-663-9160 for more info.
Estill County Retired Teachers will be holding their annual Food Drive at Save-A-Lot Food Store located in West Irvine Plaza to benefit the Estill County Food Bank. It will be on Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Because of the dire need, the community and retired teachers are urged to come by and donate food or money.
Estill County Retired Teachers’ Meeting will be Monday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m.at the Public Library’s meeting room. Mr. Tim Abrams, the Executive-Director Elect, will be updating everyone on the happenings going on in Frankfort. This is a crucial time concerning our retirement. Please come out and meet him and hear what he has to say.
Come celebrate Rocktoberfest at the American Legion Post 79, 730 Millers Creek Road, on Saturday, Oct. 6. Music will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight. There will be free camping afterwards. This is for members and guests of the American Legion. For more information call or text 859-582-6533.
Sale of Surplus Items
The Estill County Public Library will be accepting sealed bids on shelving, fixtures, furniture, and miscellaneous items at 184 Broadway, including the large Wolfinbarger’s sign at the front of the lot. The building is being emptied in preparation for renovation. Items may be viewed on October 21, 2017, the day of the Friends of the Library book sale, or by prior arrangement. Sealed bids on the contents of the building will be accepted in person or by mail any time prior to the book sale on the 21st, and up until 3 p.m. at the book sale itself. Sealed bids may be hand-delivered or mailed to Estill County Public Library, 246 Main Street, Irvine, Kentucky, 40336, with envelopes marked “Sealed Bid.” Please keep in mind that the library closes promptly at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. If bids are mailed, they must be postmarked no later than October 21, 2017. Interested parties may make inquiries at 246 Main Street, or by calling 723-3030.
Sons of American Legion Bass Tournament
The Sons of the American Legion will be having a Bass Tournament Saturday, October 7, form 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be an all you can eat breakfast for $5. This event is open to the public. There will be a $250 guaranteed Big Fish Pot.
St. Elizabeth Church Basement Sale
The October Basement Sale will be held at St. Elizabeth, at 322 Fifth St., on Tues., Oct 3, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The Estill County Public Library has two daytime Storytimes each Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. On October 16th, we are beginning a Starry Time Storytime on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 0-8 years. We hope this will help our school age children and siblings enjoy storytime. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
Third Annual Vendor Fair
The Third Annual Main Street Market Craft and Vendor Fair will be held at the Estill County Fair Barn on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you are interested in hosting a booth call 859-314-7483. Remember to shop local!
Trunk or Treat
On October 14, at the American Legion Post 79 parking lot, there will be Trunk or Treat. There will be a Bounce House and games for all ages, starting at 2 p.m. Trunk or Treating begins at dusk. Kenny Chenault will be playing music beginning at 2:30 p.m.
West Irvine Site Based Decision Meeting
West Irvine SBDM will be the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
There will be a new yoga class at Everybody’s Gym beginning Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. The class will be given weekly and is for beginners. It will focus on strength, flexibility, and relaxation. For more information call (606) 424-8523.