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Published 11:19 am Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Julia’s Room for the Arts hosts summer art classes
Julia’s Room for the Arts (side Entrance to The Family Center, 334 E. Main, Wilmore) is pleased to announce art classes for everyone in June. Jodi Wyse will be teaching modeling with air dried clay. Two day camps ($30 with lunch) include sculpture for sixth to 12-graders, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 3 and 5, tea party sets for second to fifth-graders, 9:30 a.m. to noon on June 10 and 12, and pottery for all ages June 17 and 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Jerri Hemenover will lead Art with a heART: Discover the Masters for sixth to 12-graders. Art history and art creation collide with foci on Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Franz Marc and Andy Warhol, the week of June 24 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $125 per student.
Adult classes offered by accomplished artist Sean Hampton will teach basics of oil painting (ages 14 and up) through 3 classes at $30 each (all materials and supplies included). Classes are all on the first Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 4: Intro to Oils with a Seascape Painting. July 2: Perspective and Atmosphere with a Mountainscape Painting. August 6: Color Theory and Plein Air with a Still Life Painting. For the Handicraft lover: Embroidary Samplers with Karen Million. All materials are included and you take home your hoop for more creations, June 18, $15. Registrations and/or more information see or call 859-516-2520.

Community Flower Sale and Farmers’ Market opening in Wilmore
Flowers, ferns, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, seasonal fresh produce and more will be available Saturday at the annual Community Flower Sale and the seasonal opening of the local farmers’ market.  The event takes place at the city hall parking lot on East Main Street starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. Healthy and locally-grown plants will be available at reasonable prices.  Profits from the flower sale are used to add trees, shrubs and flowers to the city’s public spaces.  The farmers’ market will meet every Saturday at the city hall parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

US 68 yard sale set for next month
The 15th Annual US 68 400 Mile Yard Sale takes place June 6-9 at the Servant Heart Farm at 9517 Harrodsburg Rd, Wilmore.  This is the official Jessamine County site for this event. Vendor space is available, and applications can be downloaded from; contact if there are questions.

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Historical Society holds quarterly meeting, book sale
The historical society is still selling the Withers Library books Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. at the Jessamine County Historical Society, located at 216 N. Main St.

Jessamine DUI offers education program
The Jessamine DUI and Substance Abuse Program offers a 20-hour education program weekly from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. An out-patient program is offered Mondays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Assessments are by appointment only. Attendees must have a court AOC form, citation and conviction date prior to appointment. For more information, call 859-213.2283.

Free GED testing offered in Jessamine County
For residents who want to earn a GED and increase their earning power with a new job or want to prepare themselves for college there are no testing fees at Jessamine County Adult Ed SkillsU now through June. Residents can start today by calling Kimberly or Joann at (859) 887-9052 or stopping by the new location at 851 Wilmore Road in Nicholasville.

Jessamine Piece Quilters hold weekly meetings
The Jessamine Piece Quilters meets every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Nicholasville Christian Church, located at 104 S. Second St. Enter through the back door. Meetings consist of talking about quilts, planning activities and outings and bringing a latest project for show and tell. For more information visit

Barr hosts
meetings in county
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s field staff will have office hours from 3 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at the Jessamine County Courthouse, located at 101 N. Main St. Meetings are held on a first come first serve basis. For more information call 859-219-1366.

Military veterans wanted
Military veterans are needed to volunteer for American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard at 111 Hoover Drive in Nicholasville. Uniforms will be furnished to make sure all veterans receive full honors. Contact Jim Vannay at 859-553-1232 or Dan Perke at 859-327-4094.

Well Nutrition hosts Body Recall
Carolyn Walter will teach her exercise class “Body Recall,” from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Well Nutrition, located at 123 Orchard Drive. Exercises are done in a chair and with a chair and are helpful to regain strength, mobility, flexibility. coordination and posture awareness for patients who have suffered from strokes, joint replacement, heart, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. Exercises also help with self-image and attitude about one’s self and wellbeing, as well as falls and recovery and ways to get up and down from the floor. All are welcome. For more information, call 859-548-8203 or 859-241-3552.