The Homeschool Enrichment Group will meet Wednesday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Choo Choo Park. Bring a sack lunch. After lunch we will visit the Food Bank. Please bring a donation for the Food Bank. For more information call Virginia Owens at the library, 723-3030.
Summer Reading continues at the public library with The Kentucky Reptile Zoo from Slade. Shows will be at 1 and 2 p.m. on July 6. On July 13 the library will have Doug Doolin, magician at 1 p.m. For more information call the library at 723-3030.
The American Legion Post 79 will celebrate the Fourth of July with a cook out picnic, with hot dogs, etc. There will be games, horse shoes, corn hole, etc.
St. Elizabeth Church, Ravenna will have a basement sale Wednesday, July 7 7 a.m. – 3: p.m.; Thursday, July 8 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be school supplies, children’s clothing, new toys etc
The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, July 6 at the Estill County Library at 7 p.m. This will be a business meeting, and plans will be made for the annual Back Porch Homecoming at the Estill County Historical Museum, which is Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. (If enough interest, in the Back Porch Homecoming, Thursday, July 29, the Estill County Historical Museum may be open.)
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Club will meet July 11 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion.
Highway 52 Fifty Mile Yard Sale
Don’t forget this weekend’s Sixth Annual Highway 52 Fifty Mile Yard Sale. On Friday and Saturday, people will visit from throughout Kentucky and beyond to see what has become a great tradition in our community. As usual, it runs from Jackson to the Estill-Madison line. If you haven’t yet done so, be sure to check your home for interesting things that might make for great sales items.
Civil War Roundtable
The bi-monthly meeting of the Madison County Civil War Roundtable will be Friday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dinner Bell Restaurant just off I-75, Exit 76 in Berea. Noted historian and author Glen LaFantasie will give a lecture entitled “Remembering the Past at Gettysburg.” Reservations are necessary. The price of the buffet meal is $15. Call 859-623-8979 by noon on Wednesday, July 14 to make reservations or if you have questions.
Teen Game Night
Two Teen Game Nights will be at Estill County Public Library during the month of July. Play games and pick up a teen reading log. Game nights will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 9 and 22. Teen summer reading ends July 22 during our wrap up party. Don’t forget teens, for every three hours you read you can compete to win prizes and gift cards. Come on out and join in the fun.
Class of 1990
Estill County High School class of 1990 will have their 20 year reunion picnic Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ravenna Veterans Memorial Park (Choo-Choo Park). The price for sandwich/chips/drink lunch is $7 per person to be paid at the registration table at the picnic. Everyone is welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share. For an accurate headcount for ordering food, please RSVP with you total number of guests via Facebook, or email at email@example.com or call 859-699-8254 and leave a message on the voice mail by July 31.
Estill County Farmers Market
The 2010 Estill County Farmer’s Market, held under the Pavilion at the Estill County Fairgrounds, will be open Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second Monday of each month will be Senior Discount Day. For questions contact Kim at 723-7101 or Pam at 723-9562.
Class of 1950
A reunion is being planned for the Estill County High School graduating class of 1950, on Sept. 18. For more information call Eva Miller at 723-23442 or Dorothy Hall, 723-8658.
The Alumni Cruise for Irvine and Estill High graduates will be in October. For information contact Amy Noland-Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Durbin Singleton at email@example.com
Stephen Foster Drama
The Stephen Foster Drama Association presents “The Stephen Foster Story” at 8:30 p.m. on selected evenings through August 13 and “Floyd Collins” on July 1 and 3, also at 8:30 p.m. The Broadway-style musicals take place at Bardstown’s amphitheatre in My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Book your tickets now at www.StephenFoster.com
Veterans Benefits Rep
A veterans benefits field representative will be at the National Guard Armory, 335 Cow Creek Road, Ravenna on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state veterans benefits. The service is free. Veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information call 1-866-376-0308.
The Estill County Community Food Bank needs to stock the shelves of the pantry. A collection container will be located in the Extension Office and other places where donations of non-perishable items (canned, boxed foods, etc.) may be dropped off. Please help support this worthy program to help the less fortunate.