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.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 322 Fifth Street, Ravenna, will be having a basement sale Saturday, February 3, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There is something for everyone.
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 Spotilla
Body Fitness exercise classes with Sister Loretta Spotila, RN will begin January 29, at the Estill County Extension Office on Stacy Lane, the class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., a $3 donation per class. The classes are helpful for persons with arthritis, asthma, and difficulty moving. The classes will have gentle exercise and movement. The classes help build strength and flexibility. For mor information, call Sister Loretta at 724-8505.
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.
Estill County Democrat Executive Committee will be meeting Thursday, February 15, at 6 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. The committee meets every third Thursday of the month. All Democrats are invited. We look forward to seeing you.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookies are here, and you will be seeing three of our troops out there selling them. Here are some locations you can buy cookies: Saturday, Feb 3rd, at the Opportunity Store on Richmond Rd. from 9-2; at the Estill County Courthouse, Wed, Feb 7, from 8-11; on Saturday, Feb 10th, at D and J Lumber from 9-2; on Sunday, Feb 11 at Hardees from 1:30 to 5; on Saturday, Feb 17th, at Pickers Paradise, from 10 to 2; and on Saturday, March 3rd, from 10 to 1:30. Thank you for supporting local Girl Scout Troops #661, #7182, and #337.
Historical Society Meeting
The Estill Co. Historical and Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the Estill Co. Public Library on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. Willis Estes will be our speaker. Potluck will be served, and the public is welcome.
Our Homeschool Enrichment group will meet at the Estill County Public Library on January 25th at 1:00 pm. We are going to make bird feeders from coffee mugs and do some winter projects. Both new and experienced homeschool families are welcome. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
Hospice Volunteer Training
New Volunteer Training for Hospice Care Plus will be Sat., Feb. 12, at 9 a.m., at the Compassionate Care Center. The training is open to teens and adults age 14 and up. Positions are open in pet therapy, Center hospitality, hospice home care companionship and respite (in your community), Breakfast Club, and much more. Register by calling Stefanie at 859-626-9292 or 888-334-0009. More details at hospicecareplus.org.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, February 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Steam Engine Pizza. Recent donations have been given to Kiwanis Scholarship recipients Chris Osborne and Makayla Horn, the Center for Pregnancy & Parenting, Boy Scout Troop #144, Boy Scout Troop #89, Cub Scout Pack #144, and Girl Scout Troop #7180. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis Club, no matter where in the 80 nations where Kiwanis Clubs are located. Members focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.
Mountain Mushroom Festival
The 28th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival will be April 28-29 with the theme, “A Fungus Among Us.” You are invited to come and be a part of the planning on Monday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street. Many of the arrangements have been done in January but more is required to make a first class festival for the community. For further information contact City Hall at 723-1233.
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will gather for lunch Tuesday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Isle on Shopper’s Drive in Winchester. All Winchester Sylvania former employees and retirees are welcome to join us for lunch.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program will be held on Thursday, February 8, from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Estill County Extension Office located at 76 Golden Court, Irvine, KY 40336. To register for this program, please call 606-723-4557. Registration is required. Program is sponsored through a generous grant from the Margaret T. Stoeckinger Foundation.
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: 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.
Veterans Benefits Field Representative to be at Estill County Library
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Library the first Thursday of each month. Veterans will be seen by appointment only. 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 859-497-6444 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.
West Irvine Site Based Decision Meeting
West Irvine SBDM will be the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
All WIC benefits are still available at the Estill County Health Department. We will continue to service your WIC needs until further notice.
The Estill County Public Library, the Interfaith Wellness Center, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women are co-sponsoring a free women’s writing workshop taught by Donna M. Crow. Classes began on January 22 and will last through February 26. It’s not too late to join. They are held at Interfaith Wellness, 359 Richmond Road, on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. Call 859-302-0060 for more information.