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Community Calendar published Oct. 5, 2017

THURSDAY

Nicholasville Elementary’s Site Based Decision Council will meet at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, November 14, December 12, January 16, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15 and June 12 in the Nicholasville Elementary School Library.

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.

— The meetings of the Jessamine County Democratic Executive Committee will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Jessamine County Democratic Headquarters at 219 N. Main Street in Nicholasville. Everyone welcome! For more information, please call 859-858-4406 or 859-333-3033.

— The Wilmore Family Center will host Night Owls Time! every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Working families have a playgroup with topics and presentations geared toward your busy lifestyle needs. Bring takeout or brown bag and kids of all ages. The Family Center is located on 334 E. Main in Wilmore. Donations are suggested. Doors open early so that you can bring your supper.

SATURDAY

— The Wilmore Family Center will host a Puppet Variety Show with Puppets and Such from Berea at 10 a.m. at 334 E Main in Wilmore. This free event sponsored by Family and Children Counseling Associates. A good time for families with children ages 1 to 101. On the corner between the Arts and Crafts Festival and More Tales, the Storytelling Festival.

— The Wilmore Farmers’ Market opens from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Wilmore City Hall parking lot in downtown Wilmore through October.

— The Bluegrass Ironmen, a nonprofit men’s ministry, meets every Saturday morning at 203 Oak Street (behind CVS Pharmacy) in Nicholasville for a hot breakfast. The breakfast cost is $3 during the summer and the regular cost during fall and spring is $5, and if it your first time it is free. Those who would like to come and cannot afford the cost it is free also. We have a speaker that usually takes about a half an hour and then we have table discussions on the speaker’s topic.

— On the second Saturday of every month, the Wilmore Family Center will host Bellies and Beyond: Birth Plans at 10 a.m. The program will help mothers with pregnancy and the first year. This month, join Chante Perryman of Baby Dreams Maternity Concierge and devise a plan according to your wishes and needs. As a certified doula and mother, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all kinds of births. Donation suggested.

— The Wilmore Family Center will host Single Parent Power! at 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Donations are suggested to cover meal costs. Meetings are laid back and have lots of time for eating and talking while kids of all ages have something to do!

MONDAY

— The Jessamine County Farmers Market will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from July 3 to October 23 at the Jessamine County Senior Citizen Center in the parking lot located at Hover Drive in Nicholasville.

— The Jessamine County Fire District Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Jessamine County Fire District Station 1 located at 1310 S. Main Street in Nicholasville.

— The Wilmore Family Center will host Crunch Time! Lunch and Learn at 11 a.m. Join other natural parents like you, looking for advice and support for sleep patterns where attachment is valued. Parents of newborns, toddlers and preschoolers welcome. Free for members, but suggested $3 donation suggested per family.

— The Wilmore Family Center will host Preschool Time!, a skill-based play group helping families engage in a little edu-fun every Monday at 9:30 a.m. Our morning meeting allows parents to help their children (ages 3 to 6) with early literacy, math and science both gross and fine motor skills. Giving them ideas to try at home. Free for members, but $3 donation per family suggested.

TUESDAY

Wesley Village will host its trip to Red Bird Mission from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “A Witness for Christ in Appalachia,” this Methodist center for health, education, and sharing the Gospel has been reaching out to folks in Eastern Kentucky for close to 100 years. Charter bus ride and lunch provided: cost $25. Seating is limited so please call Alan for reservation at 859-858- 3865, ext. 238. (This trip rescheduled from Sept. due to Hurricane Irma).

— The Wilmore Family Center will host The Special Connection with special guest: Build Inclusion. It will take place at 6 p.m., with donation suggested. The event will feature a special talk about ways to build inclusion at home, school and other activities for your special child. Build Inclusion Inc. works with parents, families and educators of children of all ages and young adults. The Special Connection is a monthly meeting welcoming parents and children of all ages for support and fellowship on the journey of special needs parenting. It is usually on the first Tuesday of each month.

— The Nicholasville Toastmasters meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on each Tuesday at the Jessamine County Public Library. Master the art of public speaking. Nicholasville Toastmasters is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to supporting members in becoming a confident speaker and leader.

Al-Anon’s Saturday morning meetings in Nicholasville are now cancelled. A new Al-Anon meeting using the same Al-Anon 12-Step program will be hosted in Wilmore at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays each week at the Wilmore United Methodist Church located at 209 E. Main Street, in Wilmore. Al-Anon meetings are for those troubled by another’s alcohol use, or substance abuse. For any questions about this change or about the program of Al-Anon, please call Mrs. Moore at 859-327-8130.

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: dathor1@email.uky.edu.

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

Jessamine County Piece Quilters will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday for the months of June, July and August at Nicholasville Christian Church. They will revert to the fall schedule in Sept. — every Tuesday. Beginner to advanced quilters are welcome. For more information, call 859-881-1854 or visit www.jesspq.org.

— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host Scrapbooking with Sharon Campbell at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

WEDNESDAY

—The Wilmore Family Center will host Play Time! at 10 a.m. A playgroup for all types of caregivers, all ages of kids, and all kinds of fun. Each month is a new theme for the play area and October is Oceans. Feel free to bring friends!

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host Flex Exercise with Aureol at 11 a.m. on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

— On Saturday, Oct. 14, the  Kentucky Reptile Zoo Halloween Ssssspooktacular from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, located at 200 L&E Railroad Place in Slade. Tours, crafts, games and reptiles from all over the world will be featured! The cost is $10 general admission or $8 in costume or with event flyer. More info can be found on the Kentucky Reptile Zoo Facebook page or by calling 606-663-9160.

GreenHouse17 hosts a Domestic Violence Survivors Meeting each week at The Family Center, located at 334 East Main in Wilmore. For more information, please call Andrea at 859-326-6142.

— On Sunday, Oct. 15, A Walk to Remember: Pregnancy Loss Remembrance and Awareness event will be held in Wilmore. It will commence at 3:30 p.m. on the Wilmore Downtown Green. It will be led by Central Baptist’s Perinatal Bereavement Nurse, Debbie Mueller. Walkers will be a sign of solidarity in grief and to help create awareness. The event will end with a time of sharing of names of babies to be remembered and a balloon release. Feel free to attend as support persons and others who wish to remember.

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