Community calendar for Oct. 11, 2018

Published 9:24 am Thursday, October 11, 2018


— Chamber of Commerce breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Winchester Fire-EMS, 44 N. Maple St.

— Kentucky Foothills Toastmasters Club meeting, 12:05 to 1 p.m. at East Kentucky Power Cooperative, 4775 Lexington Road.

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— Clark County Preschool fall festival, 5 p.m. at the school.

— Strawberry production workshop, 5 p.m. at Fallis Farm, 3070 Ecton Road. Topics include plasticulture strawberry production, variety selection and planting, weed control, frost protection systems, economics and plasticulture strawberries. Part of the Fall Farm, Landscape and Garden School sponsored by the Clark County Cooperative Extensive Service. RSVP by calling the extension office at 744-4682.

— Strode Station Elementary School PTO meeting, 6 p.m. at the school.

— Second Thursday program 6 p.m., at Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main St. Anne Shelby from the Kentucky Humanities will portray Chautauqua character Aunt Molly Jackson, pistol packin’ woman. Jackson lived for nearly 50 years in the coal camps of Southeastern Kentucky, where her father, brothers, husband and sons were miners. Aunt Molly delivered babies, nursed the sick and wrote and sang songs about the coal miners’ lives. The program is free. The museum is handicapped accessible; doors open at 6 p.m.


— George Rogers Clark High School college and career fair, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Employers interested in talking with high school students about careers should contact John Lennon at 859-744-6111 ext. 3012 or

— Write Local meeting, 10 a.m. at Clark County Public Library.

— Clark County insurance committee meeting, 10 a.m., in the Clark County Courthouse conference room.

— Winchester Rotary Club meeting, noon at Woody’s, 923 Bypass Road. Speaker will be GRC girls basketball coach Robbie Graham.

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place open house, noon to 6 p.m., at 200 Rose Mary Drive. Refreshments and fall specials will be available.

— Clark County Christian Preschool and Daycare fall festival, 6 to 8 p.m. at First Church of God, 2500 Colby Road. The school has partnered with the Lexington Legends for the event to offer inflatables and visit with their mascot Bit L. CTE Cosmetology will offer hairstyling and nail painting. There will be a taco bar and live auction with destination baskets including Smokey Mountains, Louisville, Cincinnati and Indiana. Proceeds from the auction benefit the school. Admission is $5 for adults or $2.50 for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 745-6555.


— Absentee voting open for voters who will be out of town between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on general election day, Nov. 6. Office hours for absentee voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clark County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse. For more information, called the County Clerk’s Office at 745-0280, ext. 3.

— Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon on Depot Street.

— Survivor 1775, 9 a.m. at Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road. Hands-on history event lets you participate as you learn about how to stay alive in the wilderness that would become Kentucky. With only a few time, you must find a way to stay alive. Start a fire, cook without pots and pans, make tools and more. Free with regular admission to the park, which is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. For more information, contact

— Friends of Dry Ridge potluck lunch, noon at Mt. Folly Farm, 3581 Schollsville Road. To RSVP, contact Bobbi Newell at Learn more at

— Ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I, 12:30 p.m. at the doughboy statue behind the Clark County Courthouse. Ceremony hosted by Hart Chapter DAR will honor soldiers who died during the war. There will be a presentation of the flag, some brief readings and statements. Descendants of the soldiers will be recognized and will be invited back to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum on Main Street to share memorabilia.