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Community calendar: 10-2-13

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Community
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
Oct.17 – Let’s Go Nuts – Learn the healthy benefits from nuts and seeds, proper selection and storage and taste several healthy recipes.  Thursday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Remember When You Had a Good Night’s Sleep at 6 p.m. Light supper provided.
Oct. 22 – Early Childhood Council – parent involvement needed for developing reading program. Help your preschooler be ready to read. Planning meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 – Diabetes Medications – Get your questions answered by Sherri Hahn, Pharmacist RPH, from Kroger Pharmacy at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 – How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget at 5 p.m.
All classes are free but require pre-registration by calling the Anderson County Extension Office at 502-839-7271.
 
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.

Mt. Eden Saddle club upcoming events
Oct. 5: contest show, more than $500 added money. We will run barrels, flags and poles.  Warm ups start at 11 a.m. and show will start at 1 p.m. For more info call Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Sharon at 502-738-9741 or Leslie at 502-321-8166.
Oct. 12: End of season horse show, 6 p.m., Western, Gaited, Miniature and Contest classes, three championship classes added. Free stick horse race for the kids, door prizes, $2 gate fee, children 6 and under free. More info call Chasidy 502-680-0497, Leslie 502-321-8166 or Sharon 502-738-9741.
Nov. 2: Halloween Dance and Costume Contest. Silver Wings Band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 adults, children 6 and under free, members free. Contest for scariest, funniest and cutest kid under 12.  2014 Officer Election will be held at 6:30 p.m.
 
Education
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.

Public meetings
Sept. 18: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Sept. 23: school board meeting, Anderson County Board of Education, 7 p.m.

Senior Center
Oct. 2
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Bingo
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Kroger shopping day

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

Oct. 4
10:30 a.m., Beltone hearing
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Price is Right

Oct. 7
10:30 a.m., Twinges in the Hinges  
11 a.m.-noon, Flu shots with ACHD
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:15 p.m., Martha Agee and Friends
7 p.m., Rook club

Oct. 8
8:30 a.m., Breakfast club
9 a.m., Tai chi/exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

Oct. 9
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Inspiration
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Bingo/games

Upcoming events
Flu shots will be given at the Anderson County senior center on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon. Shots are free to those who have Medicare/Medicaid, Kentucky Unbridled Spirit or Humana insurance. Self-pay shots are $20. Shots will be given by the Anderson County health department. Please call the Anderson Senior Center at 839-7520 to reserve your shot.