Chamber Events Feb. 27 – Chamber board meeting, 8:30 a.m., Chamber office Woodford County Senior Citizens Center Events Tuesdays and Thursdays: Appointments and errands, 24-hour notice needed; Breakfast club, 9 a.m. Seasons 99 for 1 Warming Center Seasons will open an overnight warming center for unhoused persons in Woodford County, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., when temperatures are 30-degrees or less. The warming center will not be open on Fridays or Sundays. Volunteers are needed as overnight chaperones (three shifts to choose from: 6-11 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m., 3 a.m.-7 a.m.) and kitchen staff (5 to 8 p.m.). Go to Sign-Up Genius, www.signupgenius.com, to choose a date/shift. For schedule updates, questions, or more information, see our Facebook page, Seasons99for1; the 99 for 1 Church Facebook page; or contact a Seasons staff member at Seasons99for1@gmail.com. Seasons is a ministry of 99 for 1 Church, a 501c3 non-profit, and is located at 123 Big Sink Pike in Versailles. AARP Tax Aide Program The Woodford County Library will host the AARP Tax Aide program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday and Saturday beginning Feb. 1 and ending April 11 to assist low to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older to prepare their tax return and answer tax related questions. Services will also be available at the Midway Branch on Wednesday March 4 and 11. Bring Social Security cards and photo identification for taxpayer and dependents, as well as all forms related to income and deductions such as W-2, health insurance, unemployment compensation statements, all 1099 forms, childcare information, receipts or canceled checks, if itemizing deductions, and any other relevant information. A copy of last year’s tax return is encouraged. Taxpayers should arrive before 11:30 a.m. on each day of service. Questions should be directed to the tax aide foundation at 1-888-227-7669. Bluegrass Central Chapter of the American Assoc. of University Women Hayden Meza, APRN, CNM, a University of Kentucky certified nurse midwife at the Midwife Clinic, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to be held at the Woodford County Library. Meza is a graduate of Murray State University and spent the first part of her career working with the women of Uganda. She joined the UK Midwife Clinic in 2018. Supper will be available at 5:30 for $5 for those interested. To register, contact Becky Venn at 606-923-6461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 17. Woodford County Democratic Party The next meeting of the WC Democratic Party will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse. All registered Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend. Woodford County Theatre “Shakespeare in Love” will be presented by the Woodford County Theatre Feb. 13-16. For more information on tickets and times, go to www.woodfordthreatre.com or call 873-0648. To be an usher and see the play for free, go to www.signupgenius.com. The Woodford County Theatre will hold auditions for “Grease” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 12 until 6 p.m. at the theatre. Callbacks will be Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. To signup for a one hour time slot, email to email@example.com. Video submissions may be sent to them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Woodford County Gideons Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the center. If you are interested, please consider attending. Mothers of Preschoolers The Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), a group of moms who are expecting or have infants through preschool kids, will have bi-monthly meetings on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at King’s Way Church. There will be a breakfast, conversation and a well-deserved break. For more information, go to Facebook.com/mopskingsway; Instagram @kingswaymops; or www.mops.org. A Time to Talk This is a support group for caregivers, parents and loved ones for those looking for a safe space to share, learn and receive support, as you walk with your loved ones through the struggles of drug addiction. It meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at El Calvarro Church (Church of the Nazarene), Fellowship Hall, 721 Huntertown Road, Versailles. Contact Larry Blackford, 859-492-4075, for more information. Mentors & Meals (M&Ms) is a 501c3 non-profit after school program for middle school students whose mission is “to enhance academic achievement through mentoring.” The program is available Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We are always looking for high school, college and adult mentors. For more information or to volunteer, stop by the First Christian Life Center, 160 Lexington Street, during program hours, or contact Executive Director Lisa Johnson at email@example.com. Unity Outreach Unity Outreach, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation in Versailles. Their mission is to provide safe shelter, food, support services and an avenue to self-sufficiency for adults and families in the community. Donations are tax deductible. Everyone is invited to attend meetings the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Lady Oscar Events and Venue, 197 S. Main St. For information, contact Sherry Williams at UnityOutreach40383@gmail.com. Woodford County Young Life For more information about Young Life, visit the website at Woodford.younglife.org. Woodford County Republican Party The Woodford County Republican Party meets the second Monday of each month at the Woodford County Library, main branch, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Fister at 859-948-3453. Versailles Kiwanis Club The Versailles Kiwanis Club meets the first Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and the third Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Callie’s. Visitors are welcome. Versailles Lions Club The Versailles Lions Club meets the first Monday of the month at Callie’s Restaurant on Lexington Street at 5 p.m. The club has the new Woodford County tapestry throw available for sale, see any club member. The Versailles Lions have eyeglass collection boxes located at The Woodford Sun and in the Woodford County Sheriff’s office. Helping others to see better is our thing. Come out and visit one of our club meetings. Midway Toastmasters The club meets every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Midway University’s Anne Hart Raymond Building, Room 124. For more information, visit https://midwaytm.toastmasters-clubs.org. Extension Events Feb. 13 – Estate Planning Series, The Laws and Accounting, 6 p.m. Join us for this three-part series to learn about estate planning, including getting started, recordkeeping wills, probate, estate taxes, understanding laws, financial planning, and retirement planning. Supper is included and the class fee is $10. Stop by the Extension Office at 184 Beasley Drive to register. Feb. 17 – Painting with Bessie, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. The painting workshop is offered every Monday. Contact Bessie Bain at 873-5658 for more information. Feb. 19 – Beginning Vegetable Gardening, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There are many great reasons to grow some of your own food. We will teach the very basic concepts of growing vegetables with an emphasis on sustainable methods. It is far easier than you might think. Participants will receive a reference to take home and seeds of easy starter vegetables for their own garden. This class is free, but registration is required. To register call 859-873-4601. Feb. 20 - Estate Planning Series, 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly, 6 p.m. Join us for this three-part series to learn about estate planning, including getting started, recordkeeping wills, probate, estate taxes, understanding laws, financial planning, and retirement planning. Supper is included and the class fee is $10. Stop by the Extension Office at 184 Beasley Drive to register. March 3 – Beginning Beekeeping, 6 to 8 p.m. State apiarist, Tammy Horn, will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping including supplies, hive care and maintenance and more. Call 859-873-4601 to register. March 5 – Scrap Happy Quilters, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Please contact the Extension Office for project information. March 11 – Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Class, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Growing your own mushrooms is both exciting and tasty. We will learn all about shiitakes and then drill and inoculate logs for participants to take home (two logs per participant). Registration is required by March 6, and there is a limit to 25 participants. Stop by the Extension Office to register for the class. March 28 – Spring Gardening Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be several educational sessions to choose from and lunch is included. To register or for more information, stop by the Extension Office at 184 Beasley Drive.
Homemakers Club Meetings: Circle of Friends – Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Hand 2 Hand – Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. Patchwork – Monday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Sundowners – Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
4-H Clubs & Activities: Cloverbud - Monday, Feb. 24, 4 p..m. - This club is for 4-Hers ages 5-8 and offers a great introduction to Woodford County 4-H. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 21, by calling 859-873-4601.
4-H Stream Team - Monday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. This team is for anyone interested in chemistry, the environment or science. Join us as we learn how to maintain the health of the water here in Woodford County. Monthly team meetings will include chemical testing techniques, stream creature identification lessons and visits to a local stream for actual testing. To RSVP, call 859-873-4601. All are welcome.