Perry County area announcements

February 6, 2014

Child Abuse Awareness event

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our goal is to raise awareness and provide information for this cause. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services would like to invite everyone to join us for our annual Child Abuse Awareness Event on April 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. at New Hope Church in Hazard. The event is free and everyone is welcome! The evening will be fun for the whole family! Festivities will include; face painting, a pie throw and games for the kids, door prizes, refreshments, and a magic show performed by Travis Combs and Kentucky Magic! Information booths will be set up, as well as representatives to answer any questions.

Please join us for this fun-filled evening for the whole family and help the community kick off Child Abuse Awareness Month!! Hope to see you there!!

Kentucky River District Board of Health meeting

There will be a meeting of the Kentucky River District Board of Health Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa in Hazard. All board members are encouraged to attend.

Basket making class offered

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a Lunch Bucket Basket making class on Wednesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Technical Campus in the Devert Owens building, room 115C. Francis Whitaker, an expert in basket making, will be the instructor. The limit is eight per class.

To register and for more information, call Cora Hamilton at 487-3071.

UK Symphony Orchestra at The Forum on April 11

The UK Symphony Orchestra will present a full symphonic program of classical masterworks on Friday, April 11 at the First Federal Center in Hazard at 7 p.m. The chosen masterworks have seen quite a few stages en route to the mountains. The UK Symphony Orchestra has performed on stage in a handful of U.S. cities and toured abroad. Their works have graced the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, and several venues in China. Certain to impress and delight, the UK Symphony Orchestra is part of this year’s Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 6 to 18. Age five and younger are admitted for free. For more information, contact Tammy.Duff@kctcs.edu, performing arts series director, at 606-487-3067 or 800-246-7521 ext. 73067.

Spiritual Renewal Services

Rev. Roger Wolfe will speak on April 13 during Morning Worship at Petrey Memorial Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and evening service at 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. Special music each service and a nursery will be available. Need a ride? Call 436-3842. Petrey is located in Walkerton at 141 Alto Street.

Holy week services

The Perry County Ministerial Fellowship invites the community to participate in the Holy Week services that are scheduled for April 14-19. The services will be held at noon each day. The host church will provide a light lunch, followed by a short worship service conducted by area ministers. On Monday, the services will be held at the Bowman Methodist Church; Tuesday at the First Baptist; Wednesday at the Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church; Thursday at the Petery Memorial Baptist Church; and Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. Take time to attend any or all of these services and share in the celebration of what the week means as we look toward Easter.

Viper Fire Department meeting

A community meeting will be held at the Viper Fire Department on April 15 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be for the election of a board member. If you have any question call Joey Pratt at 216-4481.

Knife making classes offered at HCTC

A knife making class will be offered at the Kentucky School of Craft beginning on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with blacksmith Dan Estep. The classes will meet April 15, 22, 29, and May 6.

This class is offered through Hazard Community and Technical College. To register, contact Keila.Miller@kctcs.edu or call (606) 487-3287.

“Burning Kentucky” auditions set for April 15

“Burning Kentucky” is a movie, written and directed by Bethany Brooke Anderson, and produced by Berry Fox Productions out of Hollywood, Cal. The movie is set to begin filming later this year in Kentucky, with one of the primary locations being the Hazard area. Bethany Anderson will be holding auditions for this movie in three Kentucky cities. Those cities are Lexington, Paducah, and Hazard. The Hazard, Kentucky auditions will be April 15, in the auditorium of the Perry County Public Library. All ages are eligible to audition for possible roles. If you are interested in auditioning, you will need to send your bio and pictures of yourself, along with any credentials you might have to BerryFoxProductions@gmail.com. In the subject of the email, write Burning KY Hazard Auditions. They will be scheduling audition times for that day. More information about “Burning Kentucky” can be found at imdb.com and Facebook. Good luck!

From Tree to Finish

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a session “From Tree to Finish” with master woodworker Terry Ratliff on April 17, 24, and May 1, 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky School of Craft. The sessions will cover an introduction to greenwood and edge tools.

To register, contact Keila.Miller@kctcs.edu or call (606) 487-3287.

Petrey Memorial Baptist Church Easter Cantata

You are cordially invited to celebrate Easter with the congregation of Petrey Memorial as the choir presents their Easter Cantata “Amazing Grace,” at 11 a.m., April 20. Petery Memorial is located on 141 Alto Street, Walkertown section of Hazard. A nursery will be provided.

Easter sunrise service at Homeplace Community Center

Homeplace Community Center will be holding Easter sunrise service on April 20 at 7 a.m., Paul Wagner will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hazard Independent Parent Fair

Come join us for this exciting and educational event for parents and students or future students of Hazard Independent Schools on April 22, at the Roy G. Eversole gym from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The evening includes fun activities for students and aprents. Each students will receive a free book. There will be drawings every 15 minutes for prizes. Free food and refreshments will be available. Many community partners will be in attendance, giving away items and useful information. Including the following: Kindergarten Readiness, College and Career Readiness, Infinite Campus Parent Portal Sign-ups, Title 1 information, test prep materials, summer programs and activities, athletic sign-ups for fall, summer job opportunities, and much, much more. Transportation will be provided before and after event. Pick up times will be at 4:35 p.m. at the Magic Mart parking lot, 4:40 p.m. at Liberty Street, 5 p.m. at Gormon Hollow, and 5:10 p.m. at Hazard Middle School.

Come and join the fun! If you have questions or if you would like to have a community partner booth please call 606-436-3911.

Camp Nathanael Married Couples Retreat April 25-26

Join us for a fun weekend with your spouse at Camp Nathanael during our annual Married Couples Retreat. The all-inclusive cost is just $100 for the weekend and is sure to be a weekend you won’t forget. Housing is limited on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your registration in early! Please call Camp Nathanael at 606-251-3231 for more information or to request a registration brochure.

HCTC Offers Quickbooks Training

Hazard Community and Technical College in partnership with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Small Business Development Center are offering an introductory Quickbooks class on the Hazard Technical Campus in Room 109 of the Devert Owens Building on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Contact Myla Barrett at 606-487-3065 for more information.

A Walk to Remember

Hospice of the Bluegrass in Hazard is hosting a Walk to Remember, a memorial walk dedicated to parents and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child regardless of age, including unborn children. This walk will be held at the Hospice of the Bluegrass complex on Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2 p.m. Please pre-register by April 23 by calling 439-2111. Because we loved them, we remember. Because we remember, they will never be forgotten.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping at HCTC

Please join Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) and Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) in an event that will assist local entrepreneurs and agencies identify and map small business resources in the HCTC serving area of Knott, Leslie, Breathitt, Wolfe, Owsley and Perry counties. The map will include small business resources such as service providers, education and training options, financial resources, networking events, business incubators, etc.

The event will be held in the HCTC First Federal Center in Room 123 D on Tuesday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free to the public. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Lindon for more information at 606-487-3136. To register, contact Keila.Miller@kctcs.edu or call (606) 487-3287.