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.
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.
Estill Action Group
Come join us for our next meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, plans, and trails. We will meet at the EDA office (177 Broadway in Irvine) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7.
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 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.
Our Homeschool Enrichment group will meet at the Estill County Public Library on February 8th at 1 p.m. Our guest will be Selisa Adams, math specialist. She is planning games and activities to help with math skills for all ages. Come learn with us! 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.
Relay for Life
Please join us in the fight against cancer. Estill County Relay for Life will meet on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Ravenna Nazarene Church. This year’s event will be held June 15, 2018. If you are interested in forming a Team or volunteering, please attend.
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.
Southeast KY Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club
The Southeast KY Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club will meet Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m. at the Public Library. The program will be a “Show, Tell, & Trade”. Plans will be made for the KY Agate, Gem, & Mineral Show which will be April 27, 28, and 29 during the Mountain Mushroom Festival. Visitors are welcome to attend. Membership forms will be available for anyone interested in joining the group.
Starry Time Storytime meets each Monday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This storytime is designed for children that are already attending school and their families. It is a variation of our traditional storytime with activities for both the small and the tall. Ages 4 to 10 years is our usual group. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at Estill County Public Library.
Our regular preschool Storytime meet each Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our letter of the week is U. We read, sing and do activities to help with socialization and school readiness for our younger children. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
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.