4-12 Community Calendar
Estill County Extension District Board
The Estill County Extension District Board will meet Thursday, April 12, noon, at the Extension Office. Extension meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the Estill County Extension Office at 723-4557.
Blue Jean Friday
Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital and Citizens Guaranty Bank, challenge every Estill County business to participate in a community wide “Blue Jean Friday” April 27, in efforts to raise money for those affected by the recent Kentucky tornados. Businesses are encouraged to wear blue jeans to work in exchange for a donation to the “Friends of Estill County Tornado Recovery Fund.” All proceeds will be donated to the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty. Businesses can submit their donation at Citizens Guaranty Bank by Friday, May 4. For more information, contact Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital at 726-2168.
4-H Summer Camp
It’s time to register for 4-H summer camp. This year’s theme is “Fantastic Summer Knights.” Estill County will be going to camp June 25-28. Any child that will be between ages 9-14 can attend 4-H Camp. Please stop by the Estill County Extension Office for an application. The deadline to register is April 16. For more information, contact the extension office at 723-4557.
4-H Peddler Day
Estill County 4-H is having a peddler’s day at the Estill County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to raise money for local children to attend 4-H summer camp.They are inviting all vendors and people who have yard sales to participate. No food vendors please. 4-H will have food booths. There will be 10 foot by 10 foot spaces for rent for $10 each for all day. Spaces will be available both inside and outside and inside spaces will be on a first come first served basis. Stop by and pre-pay at the Estill County Extension office on Golden Court. For more information call 723-4557.
Estill Arts Council
The Estill Arts Council will meet Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., at the public library for it’s monthly board meeting. The meetings are open and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Mary at 606-723-4678.
Estill County Health Department
The Estill County Board of Health will meet at Cedar Village Restaurant on Friday, April 13, at 12 noon.
The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 1, at the Aldersgate at 6 p.m. The meal will be steak for $14.50 and chicken for $12.50. Please call Diane at 723-2636 or Flo at 726-0538, to let them know if you are attending. Reservations must be made by April 20.
Estill County Cooperative Extension
Estill County Cooperative Extension will have a beef producers meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m., at the Extension Office. Kenny Burdine, UK Extension Livestock and Forage Economist, will be our guest speaker. The Estill County Cattlemen’s Association will have a business meeting afterwards. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 723-4557.
Miss Mountain Mushroom
The Miss Mountain Mushroom Festival Pageant will be April 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Estill County High School Auditorium. Age divisions are ages 4-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-15 and ages 16-21. The age cut off is Nov. 1, 2011. Entry fee is $20 and is due no later than Thursday, April 27, by 4 p.m., at Irvine City Hall. Contestants must have a permanent residence in Estill County.
Festival Agate Hunt
The 22nd annual Mountain Mushroom Festival Agate Hunt will be April 24 – 26, from 9 a.m., to late afternoon. Hunters will meet at Estill County School System Central Office, 253 Main Street, Irvine. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
The Estill County Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos, available to download from the library’s website. This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card. OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Site Base Counsel Nominations
Estill County High School will be accepting Site Base Counsel Nominations for the 2012-2013 school year. You may make your nominations at Estill County High School Guidance Office from 8:30 a.m., until 4 p.m., thru April 13. You may vote for the nominees at the Site Base Counsel Elections at the Estill County High School Guidance Office from 8:30 a.m., until 4 p.m., April 30 thru May 4. You may nominate and vote only if you are the parent of a student that enrolled at Estill County High School for the 2012-2013 school year.
22nd annual Mountain Mushroom Festival Bluegrass Gem and Mineral Show
The 22nd annual Mountain Mushroom Festival Bluegrass Gem and Mineral Show will be April 27 – 29, at Estill County School’s Central Office, 253 Main Street, Irvine. (Enter gym at back). For more information, contact Bluegrass Gem & Mineral Show Chairman Jane Volk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-263-9879, or Festival Chairman-Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, at 606-723-1233 or email@example.com.
‘Cars for a Cure’
The Relay For Life 3rd annual “Cars for a Cure” car show, will be held Saturday, May 19, in downtown Irvine. The care show is open to all vehicles. Entry fee is $20. Dash plaques and t-shirts to first 50 pre-registered entries (pre-registration fee is $15 due by May 1). Proceeds benefit Estill County Relay For Life. For more information, contact Cynthia Barnes at 606-643-5426.
2012 Relay For Life
Get your 2012 Relay For Life team registered today. Team registration is $100 each. There is no limit on the number of participants for each team. Captain meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at Marcum & Wallace Hospital Mercy Room at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Barnes at 606-643-5426, or Rebecca Wolfinbarger at 606-723-5871.
Estill County Adult Education Center
The Estill County Adult Education Center is now offering free GED testing and National Career Readiness Certificate assessments for a savings of $60. For more information, call Mary Fields Skipper at 723-7323.
Boones Creek Baptist Camp is now taking sign-ups for their Men and Women’s Summer Softball League. Sign-ups will be taken until April 15. Individuals or teams who want to play, please contact Gale Holbrook, Camp Manager at 859-744-0037 or 859-771-2136.
Movie Nights at Estill County Public Library
Estill County Public Library will start showing movies on the first and third Friday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Although admission is free, ticket is required for entry. Free tickets are available at the library’s circulation desk. For more information, contact the library at 606-723-3030 or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/estillcountypubliclibrary.
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.
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
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 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits. For more information, please call, toll free within Kentucky, 1-866-376-0308, to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.
The 4-H Council will be taking orders for spring flowers until April 17. Prices are $12 for a hanging/combo baskets, and ferns. Patio pots are available in 11.5-inch size for $15, 14-inch for $20, and a 14-inch Geranium patio pot for $20. For an order form, or for more information contact any 4-H council member or the Estill County Extension Service at 723-4557.
Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club
The Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis club will be celebrating 90 years as a service organization doing good works for the betterment of children in the community. We will have a “birthday party” celebration on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m., at Cedar Village Restaurant. All former members are invited to attend the celebration. If you have any old pictures of things the club did in years past or old stories, please come and share them with us. There will be birthday cake.