Free food thermometers
Free food thermometers are available while supplies last at the Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. Also available is a guide that can be placed on the refrigerator to offer reminders of the USDA recommended safe minimum internal temperatures for different types of meat.
Children’s programs at library
The LaRue County Public Library will offer toddler tales at 10 a.m. Nov. 30; storytime at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27; Kidz Club at 1-2 p.m. Nov. 24; and Anime Club 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. For more information, call Katie or Liz at 358-3851.
Vietnam Veterans of America to meet
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1051, The Gold Vault Patriots, will meet 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Nolin RECC conference room, 411 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Membership is open to all. Vietnam and Vietnam era veterans (August 1964-May 1975) are invited to attend. Bring DD 214 copy and $20 for membership dues. For more information, call Sally Johns at 270-352-2765 or visit www.vietnamveterans1051.org.
Open Sew Day
Open Sew Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 26 by Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith. For more information, contact Smith at 358-9049.
Chamber of Commerce luncheon
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be noon Nov. 28.
FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Excel
A free workshop, Introduction to Excel, will be 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Brockman Center, Campbellsville University – Hodgenville Campus, Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville, at 5 p.m. Nov. 29. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library Workforce Center. Pre-register at the library or call 358-3851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas on the Square – Dec. 1
Festivities and caroling on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville will begin about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Lighting up the Square and Creekfront Park will be about 6 p.m. Santa will arrive in Hodgenville City Hall about 6 p.m. He will visit with children about an hour. Area churches will present a live nativity at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center.
Holiday Home Tour
The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will hold a Holiday Home Tour 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1. A tasting party will be held at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
New Haven parade planned for Dec. 2
The New Haven Christmas parade is 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” The best float will be awarded $500.
Christmas displays at Creekfront Park
Christmas displays will be at Creekfront Park from Dec. 3 to Jan. 1. For more information, contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at 358-3411.
Coping with grief through the holidays
The heaviness of grief can feel more painful during the holidays. Attend a special free gathering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 led by a Hospice of Nelson County social worker and chaplain who will offer support and coping skills. The location is the Hospice office at 202 W. Stephen Foster, Suite A (behind Medica Pharmacy). To register, call 350-5570.
Compassionate Friends candle lighting
The Central Kentucky Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will have a candlelight service 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Kid-Wise Building (adjacent to Miller Park), 195 City Park Road, Campbellsville, for parents who have lost children. There will be a memory table, readings and and reading of children’s names. Parents can bring mementos to share and an ornament for the memorial tree in Miller Park. For more information, contact Judy Dabney at 270-789-9124 or email@example.com.
The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will host a blood drive noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Clubhouse on Lincoln Square.
Apply for heating assistance at Central Kentucky Community Action, 120 Greensburg St., Hodgenville. Bring your most recent electric or natural gas bill, proof of income for the entire family for the previous month and social security cards and birth dates for all in household. All applicants must verify their address with an electric, natural gas or water bill. New applicants must show a picture ID. To schedule an appointment, call 358-3937.
Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will offer serger sewing machine classes at 10 a.m. on Dec. 10 and Jan. 14 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Students can observe to see if they want to invest in a serger or to learn more about how to use it. For more information, call Smith at 358-9049.