Community calendar: 7-24-13

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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.

Western High School committee meeting
The Western High School Homecoming Committee will meet July 27 from 2-4 p.m. at Bluebird Diner, 88 Bluebird Court, Lawrenceburg. All former students, graduates and teachers welcome. For information contact Donna Crain Drury at 502-859-8080 or

Fifties Fun Night fundraiser to benefit adult education
Helping Hands — Heart of Community will be hosting a Fabulous Fifties Fun Night on Aug. 3 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 160 Township Square. Door opens at 5 p.m. with a meal served from 5:30-6 p.m. Special entertainment by BCB & Co. The fundraiser, hosted by Helping Hands--Heart of Community, will benefit Anderson Co. Adult Education Scholarship Program. Admission is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under. Seating limited to first 100 people. For reservations contact Donna C. Drury at 502-859-8080 or donnacdrury@bellsouth.net.

Extension announces upcoming programs
Taking Control of Your Diabetes is an 8-week program that will help you manage diabetes and reduce the risk of long-term complications, according to an Extension release.
Adults and teens with Type 2 Diabetes are encouraged to attend this free program whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for many years. Registration is now open and class begins on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Call the Anderson County Extension Office to register at 502-839-7271.
Pressure gauge testing will be on Aug. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.  at the Anderson County Extension Office.  The testing is free and only dial gauges need to be tested. Call the Extension Office at 502-839-7271 if you have questions.

The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in July and August.
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.

Intro to Word Part II
When: July 23
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Chess Club
When: July 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Computer classes
Facebook 101
When: Aug. 1
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Computers
When: Aug. 5
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Windows 8 Basics
When: Aug. 6
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Introduction to e-mail
When: Aug. 13
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to the Internet
When: Aug. 15
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Word Part I  
When: Aug. 20
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Intro to Word Part II
When: Aug. 27
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

eReader class
When: Aug. 29
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Movie Nights
Red Dawn: Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
Casablanca: Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.

Other classes
When: Aug. 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Magic the Gathering
When: Aug. 2, 16, and 30
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Vegetable Gardening
When: Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27
Time: 6 p.m.

Family Game Night
When: Aug. 8
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Doctor Who Club
When: Aug. 9 at 6-8 p.m.

Game of Thrones Discussion Group
When: Aug. 12
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Family Emergency Preparedness and Prepping
When: Aug. 24
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Chess Club
When: Aug. 27
Time: 6 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.

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
July 24: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Senior Center
July 24
10:30 a.m., Penny pitch
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:45 p.m., Health facts and trivia-Caretenders

July 25
8:30 a.m., Breakfast Club
9 a.m., Exercise
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shopping and errands

July 26
10:30 a.m., Balloon volleyball  
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Farmer’s market

July 29
10:30 a.m., Summer games
11:30 a.m., Cookout stuff from your garden  
12:30 p.m., Gospel sing with Jeff

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

July 31
10:30 a.m., Overview of Hospice: Q and A   
11:30 a.m., Lunch
12:30-3 p.m., Rook/cards
12:30 p.m., Bingo