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Community Events

  • Local musician to volunteer in Haiti

    Contemporary Christian pop-rock fans will have the opportunity to enjoy good music and give money to a worthy cause at the same time Feb. 9. Bardstown native and Christian musician Matthew Fogle will perform a Haiti Benefit Concert at Old Louisville Coffee House, 1489 S. Fourth St., north of the University of Louisville campus, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, but Fogle will be accepting donations toward a trip he will take to Haiti to volunteer with Neighborhood Engagement, a Louisville-based organization.

  • Song and Dance: Beautiful Dreamer returns

    Break out those dancing shoes: the Beautiful Dreamer Ball returns to Nelson County for its 12th year Feb. 12 with an evening of cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a big-screen trivia game and dancing at Kreso’s Restaurant in Bardstown.

    The ball is the Stephen Foster Drama Association’s largest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds go toward the summer production of “The Stephen Foster Story” musical, and this year’s new arrival, “The Wizard of Oz.”

  • Valentine’s Chocolate Extravaganza set for Feb. 12

    Are you a chocaholic with a romantic side? If so, the Valentine’s Chocolate Extravaganza might be just what you’ve been looking for.

    The event is a fundraiser for the New Life Center, a nonprofit service at 310 N. Second St. for families and women in crisis. The center is supported only through donations, said Matthew Spandler-Davison, pastor of Bardstown Christian Fellowship. One of its services is providing parenting classes for which parents earn points they can exchange at a “baby boutique” for clothes, diapers, etc.

  • Around Kentucky: Feb. 2, 2011

  • Dog park meeting set

    Those interested in having a dog park in Bardstown are invited to a meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Nelson County Public Library, Bardstown.

    Brian Davis, president of the Louisville Dog Run Association, will speak on the advantages of having a dog park and ideas on how to get started.

    For more information, call Jolene Reynolds at (502) 349-0803 or (502) 460-0855 or e-mail her at Jolene.reynolds@me.com.

  • Nazareth offering ‘pieceful’ retreat in February

    Nazareth Retreat Center:

    •At Peace with the Pieces ... Finding one’s SELF in the puzzle of life

    Feb. 11-13

    Presenter: Barbara MacDonald

    MacDonald is founder of The Mustard Seed, programs for personal growth and is former executive director of the Catholic Family Center, Archdiocese of Louisville.

  • St. Catherine Academy chili supper set for Feb. 1

    St. Catherine Academy Cafeteria will have a chili supper 3-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 dine-in or carry-out.  Menu will include: chili, hamburger or hot dog with all the fixings, baked potato, desserts, tea, milk or juice.  The cost is $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children, 12 and younger (dine-in only). 

    All proceeds go to St. Catherine Academy School Cafeteria.  KY Gaming License No. 0124.

  • United Way names top donors

    The money coming in was flat, approximately the same as 2009, but the United Way of Nelson County is planning to do its best to meet as many of the needs of Nelson County charitable agencies as possible. Raising just under $237,000 in 2010, almost the exact same figure that was raised in 2009, the United Way Board of Directors met recently and decided to allocate $225,000 to the 21 agencies they represent.

  • Santa visit at Life Care

    Santa visits Life Care Center of Bardstown resident Gene Haney.

  • Flaget hosts patient art show

    The Flaget Cancer Center on the Flaget Hospital campus will host an art show and reception 2-5 p.m. Wednesday. Paintings by cancer patients and caregivers will be showcased at the event. The cancer center is on the first floor of the medical building next to the hospital. Refreshments will be served.

    “This is a chance to experience art from the perspective of the cancer patient,” said Flaget Cancer Center Director Mindy McKinley.