Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 2, 2014

What's happening: 3/3/14

Staff reports
The Independent

GREENUP — Dinner, movie at Greenup library

GREENUP - The Greenup County Public Library will show the movie “Thor: The Dark World” and serve dinner at 6 p.m. Friday.

Registration is required for the dinner; both are free.

For more information or to register, call (606) 473-6514.

Hospice seeks volunteers

ASHLAND - Community Hospice has scheduled a new volunteer orientation course.

The three-day session will be from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. March 11 through 13 at the Community Hospice at 1480 Carter Ave.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, especially those interested in providing short in-home caregiver breaks, emotional support and visitation, nursing home visits, companionship and reading. Volunteers determine when and how often they are available to assist — a few hours a week or just occasionally.  All volunteers must complete the required training to be certified.  

For more information, call (606) 329-1890 or (800) 926-6184.

Hospice spring potluck slated

HUNTINGTON - Hospice of Huntington will offer “Flinging into Spring,” a potluck dinner and social time, at 6 p.m. March 10 at the downtown office.

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Games will be offered.

The office is at 1101 6th Ave. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call Jaimie Armentrout at (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.

Bracelet-making class planned

CATLETTSBURG - A class teaching participants how to make a bracelet out of a potato will be offered at 10 a.m. March 11 at the Boyd County Extension office, 2420 Center St.

The cost is $5 per person.

For more information, call (606) 739-5184.

Seuss event will be Saturday

ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library branches will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss at 2 p.m. Saturday with a variety of activities.

Children and adults are invited to dress as their favorite Seuss characters.

The National Education Association has marked the birthday of this pioneer of children’s literature each year since 1998 with Read Across America Day.

For more information, call the youth services department at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1300. To learn more about all library programs and services, visit thebookplace.org.

FIVCO Family Fun Festival set

ASHLAND - The FIVCO Family Fun Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the transportation building on 15th Street and Greenup Avenue.

The event will include arts, crafts, baked goods and various vendors. OLBH Mobile mammograms will be offered.

An appearance by singer/songwriter Jesse Cline will be at noon. Genuine Remedy will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Heroes for Higher will be there from 2 to 3 p.m.

Adult admission is $2; children and students will be admitted free.

BCC bridge winners named

BELLEFONTE - Wednesday’s Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners were: first — Norma Meeks; second — Jody Lowman; third — Clara Marcum; fourth — Mary Jo Burton.

Women’s retreat April 4 through 6

PAINTSVILLE - The Victorious Women annual spring retreat will be April 4 through 6 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center.

Featured speaker will be Kathy Gwinn. Featured musician will be Mike Gwinn.

Brochures are available at Christian bookstores. For more information, call (606) 571-7952. Preregistration is required by March 28 for overnight accommodations and meals. Walk-in guests are welcome.

For more information, visit victoriouswomenretreat.org.

‘Gravity’ will be shown Thursday

CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Public Library will show “Gravity” at the Catlettsburg branch at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The branch is at 2704 Louisa St. Free refreshments are provided.

For a full schedule of all movies and events, visit any branch of the library or thebookplace.org.