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Zumba for the Cure
During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society. For info, call Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

Class of ‘61 is looking for classmates
The Owen County High School class of 1961 needs help locating some classmates. If anyone has information on William Jones, George McQuire, Barbara Miller, Billy Bradford and Peggy O’Banion, please call FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598 or another committee member: Sandra Stafford, Toby Bell, Beulah Corman, Bobby Cook, Nellie Smith, or Patsy Toole.

Reappointment Commission meets Thursday
Reappointment Commission will meet at 5 p.m. May 19 in the Owen County Clerk’s office.

Local author signs books Thursday at library
Sherry Chandler will sign copies of her new book, “Weaving a New Eden,” and read from it at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Owen County Public Library. This is her first full-length poetry collection. Chandler was born and raised in rural Owen County.

Annual Arts in the Park to be held Saturday
The third annual Arts in the Park will be held May 21 at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
Anyone interested in participating in the art show, the talent show, providing music, or becoming a member of the art council should contact Barbara Duvall at (502) 484-5942 or Patty Petzinger at (502) 484-3755.

‘A Day at the Spa’ will be Saturday
Ladies, do you need some pampering? Are you feeling a little stressed? Register now for a spa experience that will make your cares melt away. Join us at 1-4 p.m. May 21 at the Owen County Public Library and treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or aromatherapy, and make a sugar scrub to take home. Registration is required.

‘Ride to Remember’ set for Saturday
There will be a motorcycle “Ride to Remember” May 21 to honor someone who has battled cancer. The half-day ride goes through rural areas of Owen and surrounding counties. Registration is 9-10 a.m. at Monterey Market on Hwy. 127. Printed directions and planned stops will be provided for participants to catch up in case of separation or late-joiners. The last stop will be the “Arts in the Park” event at the Owen County Park. Donations to the American Cancer Society will be collected.
For more information, contact Teresa Swigert at (502) 750-0953 or Pam Brock at (502) 484-3009. Event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Save more with coupons
A free “Crazy for Coupons” class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Monterey Baptist Church. Rosie Allen, family and consumer sciences agent for Gallatin County, will instruct. To register, e-mail or call pattimclark@gmail.com or (502) 514-3478.

Church will give free food May 27
First Christian Church will host a free-food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon May 27 at the church. The event is open to any Owen County resident who has a need. To reserve a voucher for free food, call 484-3451 or (502) 750-3342 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 23-24.

Election for SBDM council at MBMS
Voting for parent rep on the middle school’s Site-based Decision-making Council will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27 at the school. All parents of fourth- through seventh-graders are encouraged to vote.

Prom DVDs are for sale
STEP has produced a DVD of Prom 2011. It includes the Grand March, the coronation, and a slide show of candid pictures from the dance. The cost is $15. Please contact Martha Hamilton at 484-4176 to order a copy.  

2011 yearbook is on sale
The 2011 edition of the “Pride of Owen” yearbook is on sale for $60 through the month of May. The cost will go up to $65 June 1. If you would like to order a copy, contact Kay Bush at 484-4151 or you can order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com.

GED test is free May 24, June 30
The GED test is being offered free until June 30. There is a test scheduled in Owen County May 24 and June 15. For more information, call the Owen County Adult Learning Center at (502) 484-0405.

Free family movie ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ to be shown May 26 at library
Bring the entire gang to one of Disney’s favorite family movie adventures, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” rated PG. This free movie will be shown at 5:30 p.m. May 26 at the Owen County Public Library. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

May 27 ride honors cancer survivor
A motorcycle ride from Frankfort to the Owen County Relay for Life event on May 27 to honor Pam Brock, a cancer survivor. Riders are asked to gather at Thornhill Baptist Church on Holmes Street across from Family Dollar in Frankfort at 4:45 p.m. Ride departs at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Teresa at (502) 750-0953.

County clerk’s office closes for Memorial Day
The Owen County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Saturday, May 28, and Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Church to host adventure
The Big Apple Adventure will be presented at Long Ridge Baptist Church June 6-10 from 6 until 8:45 p.m.

Relay team collecting phones, ink cartridges through May
The Dallasburg Baptist Church Relay for Life Team is collecting used phones and ink cartridges through Phoneraiser. Anyone who has a working phone not being used and undamaged or empty ink cartridges can drop them off at the following locations: Save-A-Lot, Hometown Pizza, Owen County Public Library, First Farmers Bank, and the Owen County Baptist Association during May or call Teresa Dye at 463-2539.

Hospice Grief Support Group
On June 12, Hospice of the Bluegrass will conduct a support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one.
The Grief Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon at the Owen County Public Library. The group is facilitated by Melinda Simpson, LCSW. For more information, please call Hospice of the Bluegrass at (502) 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302.

OCHS classes of 1959, 1960 to meet
The Owen County High School classes of 1959 and 1960 will hold a reunion June 11 hosted by Ronnie Wainscott at his Corinth farm.   
For more information contact Gary and Lynn Bishop (859) 356-9498, Peggy New Rose (502) 484-2982, or Diane Bourne Crowder at (859) 823-7481.  

Class of ‘71 reunites June 18
The class of 1971 will hold their 40th class reunion from 5 to 9 p.m. June 18 at Elk Creek Winery. For more information, call Stuart Bowling at (502) 750-1183.

Class of 1961 to meet July 2
The OCHS Class of 1961 will hold its 50th class reunion July 2 at the Owen County Extension Office building.  For info, e-mail fadana.bramblett@yahoo.com, call 484-5598, or contact Patsy Toole, Toby Bell, or Beulah Corman.