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Parade of American Music Program set

On Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Bardstown United Methodist Church, the Stephen Foster Music Club (affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs) and local musicians will present “American Music Smorgasboard.” The performers include: vocalists, Carrie Gary, Marc Monroe, Jim Miskell, Patricia Jenkins, Nelson County High School Chorale, trumpet-David Coffing, organist, Bettye McClure, pianists, Carolyn Goodman, Alice Rabb, Mary Monaghan, Madeline Watts, Jean Catlett, Sara Crume, Nathan Bowman, Janice Smotherman, organist, Jean Campbell, Don Campbell, saxophone, and Virginia Drake. The public is invited to the program, which is the final event of Parade of American Music series.

NCHS FFA indoor golf scramble set for Nov. 24

The Nelson County FFA Booster and Alumni are hosting a Indoor Golf Scramble through Nov. 24 at Extreme Swing, 1297 Springfield Road, Bardstown. Cost is $30 per golfer. Teams of 4 recommended. Call Extreme Swing at 350-3440 to schedule your tee time. Great prizes and goodie bags for each paid participant. For more information, please call Rob Hamilton at 507-6236.

St. Catherine to have community lunch

St. Catherine Academy, New Haven, will have a community lunch day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6. The menu will include glazed baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, candied sweet potatoes, yeast roll, cherry cobbler and milk or juice.  The cost is $4. You may dine-in or carry-out.  Call ahead at 549-3680.


NCORW to meet

The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bardstown Internet, 200 W. John Fitch Ave. Use the rear basement entrance. For more information, call (502) 249-0293 or e-mail ncorw@bardstown.com.

Cox’s Creek Elementary SBDM to meet

The Cox’s Creek Elementary School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the library.

Northeast Nelson FRYSC to meet

The NESTT Family Resource and Youth Services Center helps meet the family needs of Bloomfield Elementary and Bloomfield Middle School students. The NESTT Advisory Council welcomes the input of community, family members, and students of the region. The next meeting will be 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bloomfield Middle School conference room. Call 349-7204 to reserve a seat.

Nelson County AARP to meet

The Nelson County AARP Chapter will meet 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Nelson County Library for a potluck and meeting. All are asked to bring a covered dish.

Speaker will be Sister Ann Boone from Nazareth Village. Members, new members and guests are welcome. If you wish to become a member of AARP, attend a meeting or call Jane Durbin, 348-5589.

Diabetes Support Group to meet Nov. 27

The Nelson County and Lincoln Trail District Health Department Diabetes Support Group will meet 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at Flaget Health Connection. This month’s topic is “Holiday Cooking and Stress.” For more information or to register, call Melissa Conder (800) 280-1601, Ext. 1035.

Tri-County Diabetes Coalition to meet

Marion, Nelson and Washington Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at Family Shoe Store, Bardstown. For more information, call (800) 280-1601, Ext. 1035.

Bardstown Women’s Club to meet

The Bardstown Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the educational building of Bardstown Baptist Church at the corner of North Third and Brashear. The program will be International Affairs. Ann King will be hostess. All Nelson County women are invited to attend and learn about the Club and its projects. For more information, call President Bonnie Cecil, 348-8354 or Mary Harris 348-3311.

FABS to meet Nov. 27

The Fine Arts Group of Bardstown will have its regular business meeting 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the community room of the new library.  Brandon Long, executive director of the Community Arts Center, Danville, will be giving a free public lecture and discussion of the success of the Danville Arts Center.

BHS SBDM to meet

Bardstown High School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 4 p.m. Nov. 28 in the conference room. Due to the holidays, this will cover the November and December meetings.

Nelson County Project Graduation to meet

Nelson County Project Graduation will have a mandatory meeting with seniors and a parent at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in school cafeteria.  The fate of Project Graduation is in question.  Agenda will include status of current fund-raising, and fund-raising opportunities that need committee chairs in order to go forward. Every senior must be there in order to attend Project Graduation. Paperwork will be handed out at this meeting only for crime checks if you want to work the night of Project Graduation. Any questions, e-mail Kim at projectgradnchs@yahoo.com or call (502) 817-0433.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 29. Meetings through the fall and winter will be 1 p.m. at Windsor Gardens, 101 Isaac Greer Court, Bardstown. This meeting will feature inspirational speaker Diane Walker: Living Your Life With Passion. There will be no meeting in December. Meetings are open to anyone touched by Parkinson’s including patients, caregivers, family and friends. Call Jane Swarts at 350-4458 for more info.


Grandparents’  Day Liturgy hosted by St. Joe

In celebration of Thanksgiving, St. Joseph School invites all parents and grandparents to its annual Grandparents’ Day Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at St. Joseph Church.  All are invited to a reception afterward in the school gym where there will be an opportunity to view the architectural drawings/artist rendition of the school building addition.

KRM to have 40 & 8 car dedication

Kentucky Railway Museum will display the 40 & 8 car, a gift from the people of France after World War II to the people of the United States, acknowledging their gratitude and thanks for the sacrifices of American soldiers in liberating their country. Between 1997 and 2001 the Nelson County High School Technical and Vocational School restored the car to its original state under the supervision of Chris VerDow. The dedication will be 1 p.m. Nov. 25. The public is invited.

Faithful Citizenship luncheon set for Nov. 20

An overview of the issues on which Catholic Conference of Kentucky is working for the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly long session will be the topic of the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Flaget Hall, Basilica of St. Joseph

Proto-Cathedral, Bardstown. Information about the Feb 11-12, 2008 Catholics at The Capitol and the new U.S. Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship document will also be provided.  This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Department. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. For reservations, call Judy Beaven, 348-3126.

Community Thanksgiving is Nov. 22

The annual community Thanksgiving  dinner sponsored by the Bardstown Ministerial Association will be noon-2 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. Joseph School cafeteria for those who will be spending Thanksgiving alone, who are homebound, or who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves. Anyone in need of transportation to the cafeteria or for homebound deliveries or for reservations call 348-3371. Volunteers are needed for Wednesday or Thursday. To volunteer your time, call 348-3371. Donations may be sent to Ministerial Association, c/o Judy Beaven, P.O. Box 548, Bardstown, KY 40004.

New Haven volleyball team to have supper

The New Haven School Girls’ Volleyball Team will have a chili supper 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. The supper includes chili, sandwich, dessert, and a drink. Carryout orders will be available. For questions, call Mrs. Greenwell, 349-7232, Ext. 225.

Lunch With Santa set for Dec. 1

The Bardstown Women’s Club will host the annual “Lunch With Santa” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Joseph School cafeteria, 320 W. Stephen Foster Ave. Santa will be present to visit with the children. Bring your camera. Activities throughout the lunch include face painting and coloring.  A lunch of hot dogs or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks will be available for $3 per person.

Suzuki Music Academy to have concert

Bardstown Suzuki Music Academy will have its annual Christmas concert 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Bardstown United Methodist Church, at 116 East Flaget Ave. Admission is free. If you would like more information, contact Kathy Schafer at 348-0909 or bsma@netscape.com.

Christmas Home Tour set for Dec. 7

The Stephen Foster Music Club annual Christmas Home Tour will be 3-9 p.m. Dec. 7. Eight private homes including My Old Kentucky Home will be featured on this year’s tour. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased at the Tourism office in the Welcome Center, One Court Square, Bardstown. For more information, call 348-4877 or (800) 638-4877. Proceeds from this year’s tour will fund scholarships for area students to attend Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, and to sponsor the Concert in the Park series.

Girl Scouts to have babysitter training

The Girl Scouts of Nelson County will have a babysitter training session 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bardstown Adult Learning  Center. This event is open to the public as well as registered Girl Scouts age 11-15.

The cost is $45 and includes first aid and basic care skills practice, a Babysitter’s Training handbook, and a nylon bag which includes first aid supplies, a flashlight, a fill-in-the-blanks notepad for emergency information and more.

Girls will enjoy hands-on activities, exciting videos, demonstrations, fun role plays and lively discussion. Each girl will earn an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Certificate. For more information about this event or to register, contact Dolly Smith at 294-0810.

New Haven Christmas Parade set for Dec. 2

The City of New Haven will host its Fourth Annual Christmas Parade 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The theme is “Christmas Dreams Come True.” If you are interested in participating in the parade, call City Hall at 549-3177. The deadline for registering a float in the parade is Nov. 28.

Christmas Tea at Wickland is Dec. 14-16

Christmas Tea at Wickland will be 3-4 p.m. Dec. 14-16. The home will be decorated for the holidays. Julia Beckham will share her memories of Wickland. Reservations are required. Admission is $12 per person. Everyone is welcome.

Adult Learning Center to offer free training

The Bardstown/Nelson County Adult Learning Center is offering a FREE training opportunity beginning Jan. 2. The Employment & Career Opportunities (ECO) training is a free four-week training session 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The ECO training provides the knowledge and skills participants need to succeed in the world of employment. Topics covered include: career paths, resume writing, job searches, completing job applications, interviewing and follow-up. Participants will learn telephone, customer service, time management, and other office skills. Participants receive computer training using word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet and typing skills. To find out if you qualify for this FREE training, contact the Bardstown/Nelson County Adult Learning Center at 331-8809.


Nelson County FFA selling holiday fruit

The Nelson County FFA is selling fruit for the holidays. This is one of the larger fund-raisers for the group as proceeds go to scholarships and sponsoring students to attend the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Orders will be taken until Dec 4. Fruit will be in Dec. 17. If you would like to place an order, call Kim at 549-8366 or the NCHS FFA Department, 349-7010.

Nazareth Montessori to have 35th anniversary

Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary with an alumni event honoring current and past students. If you have attended the school any time within the past 35 years, update your contact information by e-mailing Jeni Schmitt, Administrator at jschmitt@scnazarethky.org, calling the school office at 348-1540 or visiting the school Web site at www.nazareth montessori. com. Information is needed by Nov. 26.

BHS Project Graduation selling Avon

Bardstown High School Project Graduation is selling Avon through Nov. 29 and Christmas poinsettias $8 each through Nov. 27. Call any Bardstown senior or Sue Cook, 348-4881 for more information.

City of Bardstown to have leaf pick-up

City of Bardstown  leaf pick-up will run through Dec. 31. Place your loose leaves at the curb and separate from brush and trash for pick-up. For more information, call Mike Burba, public works director, at 348-5947.

Brass band seeking new members

The Bourbon City Brass Band is soon to begin rehearsals for its Christmas concerts, and is in need of several musicians to augment its ranks.

In particular, the band has immediate openings for a piccolo/flute player, two cornet/trumpet players, an alto horn (French horn) player, and a baritone horn/euphonium player.

Other brass players are also welcome. Instruments are available for loan and there is no audition required. The band rehearses 7 p.m. each Thursday at Bardstown United Methodist Church. For more information,  call 348-8460 or 507-5724.

New classes at Rec. Department

The Bardstown-Nelson County Recreation Department has body sculpting classes 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays.

This workout will include cardio intervals, weight training, abdominal sculpting and core strengthening along with a stretching segment. Cardio kick classes will be 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

Relay for Life Memorial team selling cookbooks

The Relay for Life Michael Smith Memorial Team is now selling cookbooks for $10 each. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. To purchase, call Lou Smith, 348-9612 or (502) 827-1400.

Nelson County Project Grad selling chances

Nelson County Project Graduation Class of 2008 is selling chances on a gas card. $1 each - three chances to win. First place-$200, second place-$100, third place, $50.

To get your chance contact a senior parent or raffle chair Rosita Dugan at 348-1321 or Project Grad coordinator Kim Hettinger at 549-8366.

Intro to Childbirth Class is now available

Introduction to Childbirth Class will be available the first Wednesday of each month at Flaget Immediate Care Center on KY 245 across from Buzick Lumber. The class includes Lamaze techniques in breathing and relaxation; how to be a great labor partner, tips on newborn care, inside information on what you need to know in the delivery room and much more. The instructor is Mary Sue Brown. To register, call Barbara Chesser at Flaget Memorial Hospital,


‘Support Our Troops’ Project now at Windsor Gardens CCRC

Windsor Gardens is launching a “Support Our Troops” Project. Care packages are being prepared to send to troops in Iraq. Residents, families, staff and the community are invited to participate in this project.  For additional information, call Windsor Gardens CCRC at 349-6214 or (502) 707-2011.

Livestock Compensation applications accepted

The Bardstown FSA Service Center is now accepting applications for the Livestock Compensation Program (LCP) for 2005. LCP provides benefits to livestock and catfish producers who suffered feed losses or incurred additional feed costs directly resulting from the 2005 drought. Eligible livestock includes dairy cattle, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo equine, poultry, elk, reindeer, sheep, goats, swine or deer. To be eligible the livestock must have been physically located in an eligible county on the date the disaster began, be maintained for commercial use as part of a farming operation, and not have been maintained for reasons other than commercial use as part of a farming operation such as used for pleasure, hunting, pets, roping or show livestock.

For more information, visit or contact the Bardstown FSA Service Center at 2001 Buchanan Blvd., Bardstown, 348-8664.

Yoga classes available at Recreation Dept.

The Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering yoga classes, open to all interested adults. The morning classes will meet  9:15-10:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays, for beginners to moderate levels; 10:45 -noon, for advanced levels.

The evening classes will meet 5:30-6:45 Wednesday for moderate to advanced levels and 7-8 for beginners. Fees are $5 per class or $30 a month to participate in all the fitness classes offered.

For more information or to register, call Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation

Department at 348-9281.