The Adult Bookclub meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. New members are welcome to join. We are currently reading “A Big Little Life” by Dean Koontz and is available for checkout at the Estill County Public Library. For more information please contact Lesa Ledford, Adult Services Librarian at the Estill County Public Library by calling 606-723-3030.
A college counselor will be at the Estill County Adult Learning Center on January 24, 2018. Anyone interested in finding out more about attending college may call the office at 723-7323 for an appointment. The counselor can assist adults and high school seniors with admissions and financial aid assistance, as well as provide them information on college/technical/vocational school, student loan counseling, and career counseling. Financial assistance may be obtained for taking the GED.
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 Monday at 7 p.m. at WestCare at 105 Main Street.. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-6429 for more information.
There will be a blood drive in the Estill County Community on Sat., Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 270 Main Street in Irvine. To schedule your life-saving appointment or to get more information, call 800.775-2522, ext. 3758. As always, walk-ins are also welcome. Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.
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.
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.
Call to Veterans
We are now collecting information and pictures for a book to honor the men and women of Estill County that served in the military during the Korean War and/or Vietnam War. If you or a member of your family served, please pick up a form at the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society at 133 Broadway in Irvine on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or the Estill Public Library, Monday through Saturday. Deadline is June 30, 2018.
Cooking Around the World: Italy
If you love to try new foods and learn about different countries, Cooking Around the World is a hands on program where we get to cook and taste different dishes from around the world and also learn about that country and their culture. You will learn how to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represents each country. The next program will highlight the foods and culture of Italy and will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Estill County Extension Office. During this program, participants will be learning how to make pasta from scratch and much more! If you would like to sign up for this program please call your Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Thays Flores at 606-723-4557.
The Estill County Woman’s Democratic Club will meet January 9 (second Tuesday of every month) at the Estill County Golf Club House, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Come join us. Together we can make a difference.
The Estill County Public Library hosts a Lego Club each Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. The suggested ages for this group is 6 to 12. Come build with us! For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
The Leo Club is seeking civic-minded young men and young women from 12 to 18 years of age to join them in making a difference in the community. The club is hosting an information session on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library for parents and their children who want to learn more about the club and its work. The Leo Club is a branch of the Lions Club International, which is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. We want to Estill County to be part of this tradition. For more information please contact Ray Snowden or Chris Harris.
On January 12, we will be starting a Bridge Club at the Estill County Public Library beginning at 12:30 p.m. Patti Reese will be here to teach the fundamentals of the game. This is open to all ages, and even if you know a little about bridge and would like to learn more, come on out to the library and join us. For more information, please call Lesa Ledford at 606-723-3030.
On January 13, 2018, the Quilter’s Club will be meeting at the Estill County Public Library and are looking for any beginners that would love to learn. The meetings are from 1 until 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. If you have ever wanted to learn or have been quilting for years and would like to share what you know please come on out to this monthly meeting. For more information, please call the library at 606-723-3030 and speak with Lesa Ledford, Adult Services Librarian.
Beginning on January 5, 2018, the Estill County Public Library will be hosting Family Game Night and providing the board games. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. It is open to all ages, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This will be every Friday night in January. If you would like more information, please feel free to call 606-723-3030 and ask for Lesa or Cale.
Masonic Lodge Supper
Irvine Masonic Lodge #137 F & AM will be having their annual supper on January 6, 2018, at the Lodge building located at the corner of Lilly Avenue and Broadway in Irvine. The supper will be served at 6 p.m. Fried fish, shrimp, French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks will be served. The public, all Masons, their families and friends are invited to attend. The cost of the supper will be $10 and includes all you want to eat. Children 12 and under eat for free.
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will meet for lunch 11:30 AM, Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Blue Isle in Winchester. All former employees and retirees of Winchester Sylvania are welcome to join us for lunch.
Starry Time Storytime will on return on January 8 at 5 p.m. This storytime is designed for children that are already attending school and their siblings both small and tall.
Our regular preschool Storytime will resume our schedule of Wednesdays and Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. We will be starting back with our letter of the week. The letter P will be our focus. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
Tots Express School Readiness Program
Tots Express is a program to introduce 3 to 5 year old children to pre-school and help them become Kindergarten ready while also teaching parents strategies to help their child succeed. This is open to children who are not currently enrolled in pre-school at South Irvine Early Learning Center. Dates are: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, March 23*, April 13, and April 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendance at each session is encouraged to ensure your child gets the greatest benefit of the program. Please note some dates may change due to weather. If Estill County Schools are closed, Tots Express will be cancelled. Tots Express classes are at South Irvine Early Learning Center. (We will meet at the Public Library Nov 17 and March 23.) Call 606-723-4700 to register. Registration deadline is the Tuesday before each session. Questions? call Mary Raider, 606-723-5830.
West Irvine Site Based Decision Meeting
West Irvine SBDM will be the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop
There will be a free Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop taught by Donna M. Crow, mid-January through mid-February. Time and day to be arranged. Classes meet once weekly, and are co-sponsored by Sacred Space Healing, Interfaith Wellness Center, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Writing memoir is a fantastic tool for healing, grieving, learning more about yourself and others or simply telling the stories you want to share with your children and grandchildren. Have you overcome hardships? Are you in the midst of change? Have you learned lessons you could share with others? Looking for understanding of your own circumstances? Or, just want to share your story with other women? Come join this small class as we explore exercises, writing techniques and prompts aimed toward self-awareness and healing. (personal sharing is optional) Write a powerful monologue, an amusing story or search for inner peace. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration encouraged. For further information or to register call 859-302-0060.