Community Calendar published Nov. 17

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016


—Jessamine County Public Library will host Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Jr. Tech Club from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

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—Jessamine County Public Library will host Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Intro to JCPL Creative Space from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

—A Military Honors Ceremony will be hosted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Nicholasville Christian Church, located on 104 S. 2nd St. Three Purple Heart recipients from Vietnam will be honored, as well as Military Veterans, POW, MIA and those currently serving our great nation.

­—Bluegrass Community Action Partnership is sponsoring a Home Ownership Workshop that is free and open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 17. RSVP to 859-885-3512.

—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 or call (859) 885-9787.

—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.


—The 16th annual Lancaster Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Up With Youth building, located on East Buford Street, one block south of the Garrard County Courthouse. More than 21 booths will be filled with unique and useful merchandise, depicting the crafters’ talents from Berea, Richmond, Nicholasville, Lexington and Annville. Some of the offerings include needlepoint pictures, doll clothes and beds, reclaimed wood signs, farmhouse crafts, primitive decor, Christmas decorations, purses, soaps and lotions, quilts, hats and scarves, just to name a few. There will also be homemade candies, cookies, fried pies, and gingerbread houses for sale.

Volunteers with the Up With Youth organization will serve lunch both days, which will be choice of soup or chili, sandwich, dessert and drink for $5. All proceeds from the sale of lunches will go to fund activities of organization. The public is invited and admission is free.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Jump and Jive from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Sprout: Holiday Baking from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. 

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


—The Wilmore Farmers Market will be taking 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.


—Jessamine County Public Library will host Pokemon Go Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. 


—Jessamine County Public Library will host JCPL Jeopardy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Film Creators Club from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. 

—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 through 21. To find a location near you, visit

—Wilmore Senior Community Center will host “The Blue Planet: Seas of Life!” (50 min. each) beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Mondays, November 14, 21, & 28. Another follow up to the monumental “Planet Earth” series – narrated again by David Attenborough. Free and open to the public.

—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.

—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.

—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.


—Wilmore Senior Community Center will host Café Cabaret “Open Mic” beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

—American Legion Post No. 63, Jessamine Senior Citizens Center, 111 Hoover Drive, meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information email

—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.

—Free, Community Theatrical Workshop for 2nd thru 8th graders will be held from 4:30-5:45pm at the Jess. Co. Public Library on these dates: Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. A performance will be hosted on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. for the community. For more information contact:


—Jessamine County Public Library will host Exercise with Ease from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. from Wednesday, Nov. 23. 


—Circle of Giving Wreath Display at the Jessamine County Courthouse Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. For more information contact Kelly Woolums in Judge West’s office, 859-885-4500.

—Wilmore Senior Community Center will host 2016 Heroes, Saints and Legends Celebration beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

—The third annual St. “Nich” Christmas Fest will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Nicholasville.

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