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Community Calendar published Oct. 27

THURSDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Jr. Tech Club from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a pumpkin carving contest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. 

—The Youth Leadership Jessamine County program will host a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the Jessamine County Homeless Coalition beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Akers Auditorium at Asbury University. It will feature Dr. Scott Wright (clarinet professor, University of Kentucky), Jerram John (piano, cello), Stephen Wright (violin), and Garrison Wright (clarinet).  There will be no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be taken.  

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host Asbury University Masterworks Series beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 27. 

—Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation is opening the Coolidge Building for walkers and public exercise from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Coolidge Building is at 499 E. Maple St. For more information, visit njcpr.org or call (859) 885-9787.

—A women’s Bible study will meet Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army on 205 South 1st St. during the fall. All women are invited. The group will be reading and studying scriptures related to the life of the disciples of Jesus. The book, “Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur will be used as a supplement to the teaching. They will discuss a different disciple each week with an overview given Sept. 1. Bring your Bibles and learn together. No childcare is available. If you have any questions, you may call or text Kim Ball at (859) 227-1153

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts a creative-writing class with Carolyn Barnum every Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. — Wilmore Senior Community Center will host a Bible study (First John) with new Wilmore UMC Pastor D. Merricks, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. 

—Wilmore TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weight-loss support group meets Thursdays in the community room at Jessamine Village, at the end of South Maple Street in Wilmore. New members are welcome. Contact Eva Jacobs at (859) 858-3456.

—Walking With Love Food Pantry at 220 Edgewood Drive is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.

—In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Salvation Army will be collecting new or gently used bras for the homeless women in The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter and for women-in-need within the Lexington community. The bra drive will continue throughout the month of October.  Please bring all donated bras to The Bra Drive Bin located in The Salvation Army Administration Building. We are looking for both regular bras and sports bras for all sizes and body types; from pre-teen to plus size adult. 

FRIDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Jump and Jive from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Job Search Assistance from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday Oct. 28. 

— The Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts Flex Exercise with Aureol Moore every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m.

SATURDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Literacy Bell from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. 

—The Jessamine County Girl Scouts will host a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Nicholasville Christian Church Parking Lot. The event is open to the public and will have hot dogs, chili, trick or treating and a trunk decorating contest. Monetary donations will be accepted for food. 

—The Wilmore Farmers Market is now open and will take place Saturdays at the city hall parking lot in downtown Wilmore. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find the Wilmore Farmers Market page on Facebook for more information.

SUNDAY

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting PLEASANTfest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 on 1108 Keene South Elkhorn Road. The event will feature trunk or treating, pumpkin painting, bowling, cornhole, food, hayrides and kids games. For more information visit www.mtpleasantbaptist.net.

MONDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Mothergoose Storytime from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. 

—The joint meetings of the Jessamine County Democratic Executive Committee and the Jessamine County Democratic Woman’s Club are hosted the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the fiscal courtroom of the Jessamine County Court House.  Everyone welcome! For more information, please call 859-858-4406.

— The Salvation Army, Jessamine County Service Center, is taking applications for holiday assistance  from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday this week and next week. The applications include Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner as well as the Angel Tree Program for children. Applications can be found at 205 South First Street in Nicholasville. For more details call (859) 881-4241.

TUESDAY

—A Resilience Community Support Group for loved ones of individuals in addiction or in recovery, will be hosted from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Jessamine Library. Four group facilitators, two resilience program graduates and two experienced ministers will form two teams. Those interested in becoming a participating member can contact Kelly Combs at (859) 619-9111.

—A community meeting to discuss the third annual Nicholasville St. “Nich” Christmas Fest will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Central Bank on N. Main Street in Nicholasville. Everyone is invited. To have information included in the brochure please contact Cathy Lowe at (859) 881-6903 or Ronda May at (859) 887-4351 or Kelley Woolums at (859) 885-4500. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Mothergoose Storytime from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Teen Coding Club from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host an Online Book Club Wrap Up from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Family Storytime from 7 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts scrapbooking with Sharon Campbell every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

—Jessamine Piecequilters will meet on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The group meets at Nicholasville Christian Church. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcome. For more information, call (859) 881-1854.

WEDNESDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Preschool Storytime from 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Exercise with Ease from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Munch and Mingle from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Silver Screen: Magnificent Obsession from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host U Can Create from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Virtual Field Trip: Music of the Big Band Era from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Melt and Pour Goat’s Milk Soap from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Tabletop Gaming from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 3. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Intro to JCPL Creative Space from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

—Humble Hearts Christmas Fund Raiser will be begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at The NewHope Fellowship Church on 1454 N. Main St. There will be gospel singing, a live auction, a silent auction and food. All money collected goes to buy Christmas gifts for children in need. 

—St. Luke’s Christmas Craft Bazaar will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 10th and 11th. St. Luke Catholic Church is located at 304 South Main Street, Nicholasville. There will also be wonderful yummies to explore and great hot food to devour.

—Thompson-Hood Veterans Center will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony beginning at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. 

—Wilmore Veteran’s Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.

—Asbury will host a performance of “12 Angry Jurors.” The play will run on Nov. 10, Nov. 12, and Nov. 17-19 in the Greathouse Theatre at Asbury. 

—Through colorfully wrapped, gift-filled shoeboxes, children in need in more than 100 countries can experience hope this year. Simply pack a shoebox with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and notes of encouragement, and you can make a tangible difference in the life of a child overseas. Drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child are open Nov. 14 – 21. To find a location near you, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

—The third annual St. “Nich” Christmas Fest will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Nicholasville. Activities will include shopping at local businesses and eateries, a 5K run, music, dance, craft show, parades and of course Santa. An old- fashioned trolley will be making its way though downtown to carry festival goers to designated spots. 


Editor’s note: Calendar items can be submitted to news@jessaminejournal.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday before the next Thursday’s paper. Submitted calendar items must be a free event for all community members to attend. See more events at jessaminejournal.com.