Addiction Awareness Rally
There will be an addiction Awareness Rally on September 8 at 6 p.m. at the Estill County Fairbarn. Featured artists are Senora May, Manitoba Rock n’Rolla, Aaron Boyd Music and Coby Langham. The event is being co-hosted by WestCare and Bluegrass.org. It is sponsored by ASAP and Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital.
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 River View Hotel (on Main Street) in the piano room. Al-anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-6429 for more information.
Assistance for High School Seniors
Joplin Rice, Outreach Counselor from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), will be at Estill County High School to assist seniors with planning their futures and applying for financial aid. Rice will be there on Oct. 7: FAFSA Workshop at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 from 8 am – 1 pm at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 270 Main Street in Irvine. Blood donors must be 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.
Body Fitness Classes
Body Fitness Exercise Classes are helpful for persons with arthritis, asthma, and difficulty moving. Classes begin on Sept. 10, 2018, with instructor Sister Loretta Spotila, RN. They will take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Estill County Extension Office on Stacy Lane. Suggested donation for each class is $3. Call Sister Loretta at 723-8505 for more information.
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 Cracker Barrel in Richmond.
Class of 1956
The Estill County High School class of 1956 will meet on September 8 at Hardee’s restaurant at 1 p.m. For more information, call 606-723-2534.
Democrat Executive Committee
The Estill County Democrat Executive Committee will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ECH&GS to Meet September 4th
The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet in the Museum at 133 Broadway for their monthly meeting on September 4 at 7 p.m. Potluck will be served and plans for Old Times Day will be finalized.
ECH&GS Moonlight Market Series
Sarah Schmitt from the Kentucky Historical Society will be speaking at the Estill County Historical Society at 133 Broadway for the Moonlight Market series on September 7 at 6:30 p.m. She will be showing us how to collect our family’s oral history. These stories are so valuable, because they tell things that aren’t documented anywhere else and give us mental pictures of day to day life for the members of our family trees. Sarah is the oral history administrator for the Kentucky Oral History Commission, a program dedicated to reaching across the state to record and preserve the diverse stories that are a part of Kentucky’s rich and colorful history. Such a task fits well with her desire to know the whole picture. Show her a portrait of a great leader and she not only will find the subject interesting, but also will want to fill in the missing details. “Louis XIV of France is fascinating, but I want to know more about the process of making those red stockings and the ways in which that traditional occupation was passed to apprentices,” she says. “Through oral history, we can engage those who participated in recent historic processes and events, interacted with historic objects or carry the oral traditions of those who did.” Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history and a master’s degree in folk studies, both from Western Kentucky University
Estill County Women’s Democractic Club
The Estill County Women’s Democratic Club will meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Estill County Golf Club from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Come join us. Together we can make a difference. (You do not not have to be a woman to attend).
Farmers Market Now Open
The market will be every Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the fair barn, and on the second Tuesday of the month at the extension office, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New vendors are welcome too! Call market coordinator Hannah Eaton with any questions. 606-726-0679.
Free Computer Classes
Build your skills now. Advanced: Leave this class with hands on experience in basic, intermediate, and advanced Excel. Also, learn why math skills are essential to Excel, building formulas, and integrating technology into the changing workplace. Beginning: Build your skills now. Leave this class with advanced MS Word. Also, learn why language skills are essential to using MS Word. Call us now. Estill County Adult Education Skills U, at 606-723-7323.
Friends of the Library
If you wish to become a member of the Friends of the Library, we welcome your participation. Dues are only $5 for individuals or $6 for a family. Information on joining is available at the Library as well as at various events around Irvine where you see our table. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofthelibraryECPL.
The next GED test date in Estill County is Sept. 8. Call Skills U GED center for more info, at 606-723-7323.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Drug &
Alcohol Trends Among Teens
There are new technological advancements in the drug and alcohol world, which makes detection much harder. Teens often exhibit some of the riskier behavior when compared to other age groups. Community leaders, caregivers, parents and professionals working and living with teens are invited to attend an event about some of the current drug and alcohol trends affecting our youth with guest speaker Trooper Robert Purdy from Kentucky State Police, Post 7. Hiding in Plain Sight: Drug & Alcohol Trends Among Teens will be presented on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Estill County High School Auditorium. This event is sponsored by: Eastern Kentucky University Office of Engagement and Regional Stewardship, Estill County Board of Education, Kentucky State Police Post 7 and Marcum & Wallace Hospital. Light refreshments will be provided. For questions or more information, please contact Arielle Estes at 606-726-2119.
Homeschool Enrichment Program
The Estill County Public Library’s Homeschool Enrichment Program will have its first meeting Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. We are planning to do a lot of fun things this year!
There will be a Job Fair on August 31 at the Estill County School Board Office Gym from 2 to 5 p.m. Representatives from McDonalds, Rite Aid, Staffmark, Adecco, Carhartt, EC Board of Education, USPS, KY National Guard and more will be there. Sponsored by the Estill County Public Library.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Steam Engine’s Session Room. A devotional will be given by Suzanne Waite and plans will be made for Kiwanis projects and activities such as the TV-Radio Auction on October 6. 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.
Korean and Vietnam War Veterans
Due to continued interest, the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will continue to collect information for a book to honor the men and women of Estill County that served in the U.S. Armed Services during the Korean War (June 1950 – July 1953) and/or the Vietnam War (November 1955 – April 1975). If you or a member of your family served, please contact the Museum at 133 Broadway, Irvine, KY 40336 for a form on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please submit your information prior to December 31, 2018 to be included.
Due to later school dismissal times, the Estill County Public Library’s LEGO Club will now be from 4:15 to 5 p.m. If you are six or older, come build with us at Lego Club on Thursdays. We will display your creation in the middle of the library for all of our patrons to see!
Estill County Public Library will be featuring the letter C during Storytime on Wednesday, August 29. Join us at 10:30 a.m. We will be doing a fun craft! If you have a baby or infant, come to Storytime on Fridays at 10:30. We dance, sing, read and play! If you have a child that you’d like to bring to Storytime, but can’t come during the day don’t worry! Night time Storytime will begin Sept. 6th at 5:30 p.m.
Members of the Lion’s Club will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hardees. Come early if you plan to eat.
Moonlight Market is a community-wide downtown event series that was created to encourage locals and visitors to explore downtown Irvine, enjoy live music, demonstrations, vendor booths and organizational tables and activities and love where we live. This series spans six months, and we hope it will be a platform to incorporate a variety of businesses, civic groups, and community organizations. We would love for you to participate! Whether you sell hand crafted goods or direct sales items, or want to get the word out about your organization and have a fun activity, or you have a great idea to connect more community members to your civic organization, we welcome you! This event goes way beyond just setting up a table with pamphlets, we want you to get creative! Join us! The next dates for the 2018 Moonlight Market series are Sept. 7 and Oct. 11.
Narconon Addiction Treatment
With the opiate crisis running rampant, families are looking for ways to help those they love who need treatment. Getting them into treatment becomes even harder if their loved one is not willing. This is when Intervention can become key. To learn more about successful interventions, please visit,
https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.html. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.
The annual Mansfield Reunion will be Sept. 1 at the Sandhill Christian Church fellowship hall. Potluck will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship.
The Mullins Reunion will be held at the Stanton City Park located behind the Powell County High School, on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Noland family Reunion will be on Sept. 8 at Michael’s in Ravenna at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.
The Rader/Raider Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Catalpa Park, large pavilion, in Richmond, Kentucky. There will be activities starting at 11 a.m. and a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and soft drinks enough for your attendees.
The Main Street Market Craft and Vendor Fair is accepting vendor applications. The fair will be at the Estill County Fairbarn on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Brittany Sparks at 606-975-0764.
Estill Arts Council is sponsoring a tie-dye event during Picnic in the Park on September 1. Tie-dye is free if you bring your own shirt, or you may purchase one there.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Public 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.