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Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

Anderson County Extension Office
Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.: Nurturing Parenting Skills. 16-week class meets requirement for parenting classes for families referred by the court. Cost is $15 and must be pre-registered.
Nurturing Parenting Skills – Parents who are involved in dependency cases only, must have referral from caseworker. Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 for entire 16-week course.
Learn to Cook – Meal planning, shopping, food safety, and simple recipes for adults.  Free classes held at the Open Hands Food Pantry. Great utensils and cookbook for participants. Begins Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
Taking Control of Your Diabetes – Newly diagnosed or long time patient, course is for someone with diabetes and their family. Starts Jan. 27 at 9:30 a.m. 8 free sessions.  
Life Story – How to Write a Personal History.  Learn how your history can help you.  Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.  
American Regional Cooking – Healthy food from the USA. Begins Feb.14 at 3 p.m.  Taste new foods, get cooking utensils, meet new friends. 6 free sessions.
Agriculture programs include the Fruit and Vegetable Conference ($30); Farm Transition Program; Tobacco Growers Meeting; Kentucky Alfalfa Conference and Pesticide Certification for private applicators.  Please call for more information.
Call the Extension Office at 502-839-7271 to register.  Some class sizes are limited.
All classes are free unless a cost is listed. Contact the Anderson County Extension Office at 502-839-7271 for information and registration.

Alton Jamboree
Country and Bluegrass Band
Plays every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.
$8 admission per person. Kids are welcome.
For more information contact 502-859-0999

Veterans can apply for VA claims at Legion
Veterans can file for VA claims, ask information on veteran benefits, initiate claim appeals or just have an opportunity to ask how to negotiate the VA system, according to a press release from the American Legion.
When: Fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
Where: American Legion, Post 34, at Legion Park in Lawrenceburg.
For more information, contact Sally Higgins, service officer, Post 34, at 303-521-0590.

Public meetings
Jan. 8: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Jan. 13: city council meeting, 7 p.m., city hall

The Adult Learning Center, located at 219 E. Woodford St., is open from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Adult education offers classes in GED/College-prep instruction, educational assessment and learning workplace skills. The Bluegrass Community and Technical College offers adult education services Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. Community education offers lifelong learning classes, humanities programs, Community of Promise involvement and opportunities to volunteer in the schools and throughout the community. For information call the office at 502-839-3754.

Senior center
Jan. 8
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Inspiration with Joe Earl
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., New Year’s bingo

Jan. 9
8:30 a.m., Breakfast club
9 a.m., Exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

Jan. 10
10:30 a.m., Games with Michael/home town manor
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12 p.m., Introduction to Computers

Jan. 13
10:30 a.m., Coping with winter blues
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Games/cards
7 p.m., Rook club

Jan. 14
8 a.m., Breakfast club
9 a.m., Tai chi/exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

Jan. 15
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check with nurses’ registry
10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and Friends
12 p.m., January potluck

Other events

Yoga class
A seated yoga class will be offered at the Anderson Senior Center on Thursdays beginning Jan. 16 from 9-10 a.m. The six-week class is free and is sponsored by Anderson Community Education. Please call the senior center at 839-7520 to register for the class.

Coping with winter blues
The Anderson senior center is sponsoring a class “Coping with Winter Blues” on Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Melinda Simpson. The community is invited to attend.