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Community calendar: 2-27-12

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Anderson County Piecemakers Quilt Guild change meeting time
On Monday, March 4 The Anderson County Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting time will change, for this month only, to 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office. The program will be conducted by Vicki McCarty from Calico Patch Quilt Shop in Morehead.
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.
Decorating on a Dime class offered at Mercer Co. Extension
When: Friday, March 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Mercer County Extension Office
Come learn from the experts cost effective ways to give your home a fresh face lift and learn new decorating ideas. Information will be included on the following topics: lighting, pain, room arrangements, repurposing items, making lamps, pillows, wall art, cabinet and countertop remodeling ideas and much more. Listen to expert speakers, visit displays and watch live demos.
Cost is $5, which includes a light lunch. This is a multi-county event that includes Anderson County. Join us for an interesting day. Make check for $5 to FCS Programs and send check to Lincoln County Extension Office, 104 Metker Trail, Stanford KY  40484. Call the Anderson County Extension Office at 502-839-7271.
Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes
The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes
All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Word Part I
When: Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.  
Yoga class schedule
Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 10 students for yoga and you must register at the library or call the library at 839-6420.
Heirloom Seed Workshop
When: March 2
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seating is limited, so call to reserve a spot.
Introduction to Computers
When: March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.; March 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
Introduction to the Internet
When: March 12, 6-7 p.m.; March 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
Introduction to e-mail
When: March 12, 10-11:30 a.m.; March 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Intro to Word Part I
When: March 19
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.; 6-7:30 p.m.
Intro to Word Part II
When: March 5
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.; 6-7:30 p.m.
eReader class
When: March 7
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Facebook 101
When: March 21
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.; 6-7:30 p.m.
Anderson Public Library Book Club
Topic: “The Night Circus”
When: March 11
Time: 6-8 p.m.
All are welcome
Introduction to Chess
Learn the art of the game
When: March 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
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.
Extension Homemakers to host ‘Festival of Foods’ scholarship fundraiser
The Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “The Festival of Foods” on March 19 at 6 p.m., with all proceeds going to support a scholarship for an Anderson County student who majors in family and consumer sciences or agriculture.  
“Join us for a fun night of food from Australia, Germany and Guatemala,” event organizers said in a press release. “Learn about their country and culture.”  
Tickets are $5 each. Children 4 years old and under are free.
Buy a ticket from an Extension Homemaker or the Anderson County Extension Office.  Call 502-839-7271 for more information.

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
Feb. 27: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Senior Center
Feb. 27
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Bean bag competition
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Rook/cards

Feb. 28
8:30 a.m., Breakfast Club
9 a.m., Exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

March 1
10:30 a.m., Games and exercise    
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Bingo/games

March 4
10:30 a.m., Gospel singing with Christ Crusaders
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Bingo/games
7 p.m., Rook club

March 5
8:30 a.m., Breakfast club
9 a.m., Tai chi/exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands
1 p.m., Commodity distribution

March 6
10:30 a.m., Lifeline  
11:30 a.m., Lunch
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30 p.m., Kroger shopping day
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards

Upcoming events
The Anderson Senior Center and the Anderson Public Library will sponsor an assistive technology fair at the center on Wednesday, March 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Librarians will demonstrate the latest devices for people with blindness or low vision. The community is invited. For questions, call the Anderson center at 839-7520.
On Wednesday, March 13 Hope Community Church will be hosting Kids on Mission serving others at 6 p.m. All invited for games, prizes and food.