Community Announcements: March 23, 2017

Published 6:41 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

RAP – Relatives As Parents
Group to meet
RAP – Relatives As Parents Group will meet Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 100 John Street, Stanford. This meeting is for anyone raising children other than their own. The goal of RAP is: Support offering a social network for grandparents/relatives raising children under 18; referrals and access to appropriate community based services and resources; opportunities to learn and provide support to and from families in the same situation; and tips for coping with changing family dynamics 

LC Historical Society to meet
The Lincoln County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Lincoln County Public Library. Guest speaker will be Marion Cooper with How to Access Oral History Online. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Community Room #2 upstairs.

Fishing event for children
The Lincoln County Safe Community Taskforce and Operation UNITE invite all children to a fishing event Friday, May 2 at Cedar Creek Lake. Registration begins at 5 p.m., fishing begins at 6 p.m.. A hot dog meal will be provided, bring your own fishing pole, or use one provided. Prizes will also be awarded. Follow the signs at Cedar Creek Lake.

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From Compassion to Action; Volunteer for SHIP
Do you hear your family, friends or neighbors say they can’t afford their Medicare, medication or medical bills? Do you feel the need to help or wish you knew who could? Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’s SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance) Program is the answer. SHIP has knowledgeable, caring staff and volunteers that can train you to resolve Medicare issues for the elderly and vulnerable in your community. Call Keisha Lewis, SHIP volunteer coordinator, to learn more about how you can volunteer and make a real difference for the people in your community. (859) 233-4556, ext. 2237 

Chamber and Operate Unite
hosting prevention training
The Chamber of Commerce and Operation UNITE will hold a free 1 hour suicide prevention training on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. Guest speaker is Judge Debra Hembree Lambert, Ky. Court of Appeals – Certified QPR Trainer. The training is open to anyone interested especially medical professionals, ministers, counselors, teachers, police and other first responders. Call Andrea Miller at the Chamber to reserve your seat, (606) 365-4118. Each participant will be given a pocket sized reference booklet to keep to assist them if faced with a person in a suicide crisis. 

Relay for Life Annual
Race for the Cure
Lincoln County Relay for Life will be having its 10th Annual Race for a Cure. This event will be a 5K Race/3K Walk on Saturday, April 1. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. in front of Stanford Christian Church. For more information, please contact Charlotte Kirkpatrick at (859) 749-4580.

Flushing fire hydrants –
March 27-31
The City of Stanford Waterworks employees will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the system starting on Monday, March 27 beginning at 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. Flushing will continue through Friday, March 31. Customers may experience discoloration in the water, and should refrain from washing clothes at this time. Customers can turn on their faucets to clear up any discolored water.

Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/Wee Ball/T-ball Registration
2017 Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/Wee Ball/T-ball Registration is through March 24. You can register online at or in the park office M-F 10AM-4PM. Baseball/Wee Ball/ T-Ball is $65. Girls Softball $60. For ages 4-12.

Farmer’s Market
In order to participate in the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and accept those food instruments during the upcoming Lincoln County Farmers Market Season, you must participate in a required training which will be Monday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Extension Office located at 104 Metker Trail in Stanford. If you have participated in this program in prior years and have a stamp and ink pad, please bring it with you. For more info contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at 365-2447.

Lincoln County Public
Library Events
Hours for the Lincoln County Library are: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact (606) 365-7513 for more information about any of the following programs. 
Preschool Programs: 
The Lincoln County Public Library now offers story times each week as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Pleasant View Baptist Church
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Crab Orchard City Hall
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Westside Community United Methodist Church
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Toddler Tales at the Library (ages 18 months – 3 years)
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime at the Library (ages 3-5 years)
Second Friday of each month, 11 a.m. – Fizz, Boom, Fun! (ages 3-6) 

For All Ages
Zentangle 101: Third Thursday of every month (through June 2017), 10 a.m. to noon. A different Zentangle project will be instructed step by step. Beginners and experts are welcome to attend. The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Call the library to register.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class/Strong Women Program: Presented by the Lincoln County Health Dept. is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 at the Lincoln County Public Library. (No class on March 27). New participants are always welcome. 

Researching the Draper Manuscripts:
Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. – Join Peggy Denham at the Lincoln County Public Library as she discusses the life of Lyman Draper and the historical treasures that can be found in the documents he collected. The only known map of Logan’s Fort is part of the Draper Manuscripts. Peggy will share tips to simplify the manuscripts use as a historical and genealogical research tool. Call (606) 365-7513 to register.