Community calendar: 3-13-13

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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.
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.
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
When: March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.; March 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
Intro to Word Part I
When: March 19
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.; 6-7:30 p.m.
Facebook 101
When: March 21
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.; 6-7:30 p.m.
Anderson Public Library Book Club
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.
Anderson County Extension Office offers classes
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.

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
March 13: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Senior Center
March 13
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Ed Curtsinger/music
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards

March 14
8:30 a.m., Breakfast Club
9 a.m., Exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

March 15
10:30 a.m., Music with Bonnie      
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Red hat owls

March 18
10:30 a.m., Twinges in the Hinges with April
11 a.m., Word games
11:30 a.m., Lunch with First Christian Church
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Bingo/games
7 p.m., Rook club

March 19
8:30 a.m., Breakfast club
9 a.m., Tai chi/exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

March 20
10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and Friends  
12 p.m., Potluck  
1:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards

Upcoming events
Help stop senior hunger
During the last two weeks of March, Comfort Keepers, Open Hands food pantry and the Anderson Senior Center will join together to have a massive food drive to help the 200 seniors in Anderson County that do not have enough food, according to a senior center press release.
‘The mission is to provide seniors with a basket of food that would help feed them for one week,’ the press release said. ‘The balance of the food will be placed on the shelves of the Open Hands food pantry after the food drive.’
Suggested food items are soup, peanut butter, canned hams, salmon and tuna, canned vegetables and fruit, spaghetti sauce and pasta, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, etc.
Donations may also be made by check to the Open Hands food pantry, 1111 Industry Road, Lawrenceburg, Noted for Senior Food. All donations are tax-deductible.
Drop box locations for the drive are:
• Capital Medical Group, 1080 Glensboro Road
• Anderson County Health Department, 1180 Glensboro Road
• Anderson County Primary Care, 1055 Corporate Drive
• Anderson Senior Center, 160 Township Square
• Heritage Hall, 331 S. Main Street
• Town and Country Bank, in front of Walmart
• Century bank, 201 W. Woodford Street
Please take this opportunity to help those seniors in need. If you have additional questions, please call the senior center at 839-7520.

March for Meals
The Anderson County Senior Center will be participating in the National 2013 March for Meals Campaign, according to event organizers.
According to director Debbie Lottes in a press release: “In this tough economy, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever. We need the community to understand what our meals on wheels program is and see firsthand who we help. Our clients are counting on us. We need the support of everyone in this community so that we do not let our clients down.’
The March for Meals will be held in Anderson County on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local leaders and community supporters will work to prepare and/or deliver meals to the homebound senior clients. Many senior centers and their nutrition programs are on the frontline every day in the battle against senior hunger, according to the news release.
“March for Meals is a time for communities to experience firsthand the mission to stamp out hunger,” event organizers said.
Please call the Anderson Senior center at 839-7520 if you want to participate during the March for Meals campaign, or if you have any questions you need answered. Volunteers are always needed to deliver home-delivered meals, or to serve as a substitute deliverer.
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.