The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Red River Historical Society and Museum will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Natural Bridge State Park. beginning at 7 p.m. Kentucky Chautauqua presents Capt. Robert K. Rambo [Ret.], who will portray Atta Kul Kulla, Cherokee Peach chief (1715-1780). He was called the most important Indian of his day. If you plan to attend the meeting at Natural Bridge on Nov. 3 and intend to eat there prior to the meeting, it is recommended you be there by or before 6 p.m. so that the program can begin at 7 p.m.
The Christmas meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Research Center and Museum at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. There will be a silent auction.
The Appalachian Dulcimer Club is offering free lessons on Fridays at 5 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. The only requirement is to bring your own dulcimer.
Show Case of Artists
The 3rd annual Tri-County Showcase of Artists will be held Oct. 31 from 1-4 p.m. at the Estill County Golf Clubhouse, 1602 Kirkland Avenue. The event is sponsored by Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital, PADD, WestCare and Estill Arts Council.
Trick or Trot
The Estill County Rescue Squad presents the 5th annual Trick-R-Trot and family fun festival Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Estill County High Shcool Track. There will be Trick-R-Treaging, concessions, inflatables and a petting zoo. For more information contact Chris Mitchell, 859-556-9444.
Light Up Rivertown
On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Estill County FBLA will host their 10th annual Light up Rivertown. This year’s activities include live entertainment, a Christmas craft fair, horse drawn carriage ride, and many other events. The craft fair will start at 10 a.m. Booths are still open to anyone who wants to display their crafts. Call Ms. Witt, 723-3537 during the school day. The carriage ride is free with a non-perishable food donation to Estill County Food Bank. Entertainment begins at noon and will carry on until the lighting of the town Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to entertain should contact Ms. Witt
The Estill/Powell counties Kentucky ASAP (Agency on Substance Abuse Policy) Board will be providing a series of five parenting classes for free. Leaders will use the evidence-based curriculum, Guiding Good Choices, geared for parents and caregivers of children ages 9-14 years of age. Classes will be held every Tuesday at the Ravenna Church of the Nazarene from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning through Nov. 23. For more information and to register, call Sharon Hensley at 723-7187 or April Stone at Kentucky River Foothills at 723-6629.
ECHS Class of 1978
Attention: Invitation to all members of the Class of 1978 to create an account on Facebook. This is a fun and convenient way to stay in touch with friends and to make it easier in planning future class reunions. Please spread the word to anyone you know; help make this happen.
The annual First/Third Brigade dinner and reunion will be at the Cedar Village Restaurant Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. This year General David Evans and CSM Ted Long, Ms. Deborah A. Ashley will receive the John Graham Administrative Award. Come prepared to roast them and have fun. Dress will be casual. Spouses are welcome to attend. Individuals will purchase their own meal. RSVP by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 986-9235; or write: PO Box 1165 Berea KY 40403.
The Body Fitness Exercise classes led by Sister Loretta Spotila, RN will meet in the gym of the Central Office Building, 253 Main Street. These classes use gentle exercise and movement and are designed to build strength and flexibility. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 723-8505.
American Legion Post 79 will have a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. and Halloween dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit Jack McIntosh.
Boy Scout Round Up
Boy Scout Troop 144 invites all 11 year old and older boys to come check out the Boy Scouts. If you enjoy the outdoors, camping hiking, archery, and many other activities, then you need to check us out at our meeting every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the courthouse at 6:30 p.m. For more information check out the new website at Irvinetroop144.ScoutLander.com or call Travis Holton at 726-9265.
Financial Peace Classes
Financial Peace Classes meet every Wednesday for 12 weeks from now to Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Estill County Library. To register call 859-624-4116, ext. 306. There is no cost to residents of Estill, Powell, Madison or Clark counties (a service of foothills.
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.
Mommie and Me
Mommie and Me Storytime groups will be every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and every Friday at 10:30 a.m. These groups are for children ages 2 through 5. Bring your child to the library for a story, an art activity, and a snack. Call 723-3030 for more information.