Basketball league set to begin in January
The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will start a Teen Basketball League Jan. 5.
Registration deadline is Saturday. There also will be a mandatory clinic at the YMCA for team placement at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Division I is 12- to 15-year-olds; Division II is 16- to 18-year-olds.
Program fee is $40 and the YMCA membership is $20.
Practices will be at the YMCA and games will be at Harrodsburg Intermediate School.
For more information, call the YMCA at (859) 734-9622.
Operation Christmas Child under way
The national collection week for Operation Christmas Child is today through Nov. 19. Pleasant View Baptist Church in Waynesburg again will act as a relay center for shoe box collection in Lincoln County.
The church will be open for collection 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; 1-3 p.m. Sunday; and 9-10 a.m. Nov. 19.
Donations need to be made during these hours only because boxes must be transported to the collection center Nov. 19.
Materials are available at www.samaritanspurse. org/OCC.
For more information, call Martha Roberts at (606) 365-9721 or Connie French at 365-7153.
Dazzling Dribblers program to start
This year’s Dazzling Dribblers program will be 3:45-4:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 19 at Toliver Elementary School gymnasium. It will continue each Monday at the same time.
The Dazzling Dribblers program is offered to boys and girls who are in first through fifth grades.
The program is non-competitive, teaching participants the fundamental skills of basketball and basketball handling skills at each individual’s own pace. Team members perform the skills learned during half-time at area basketball games.
The cost to participate is $40, which includes a basketball, T-shirt and shorts. The cost is $35 for a second and third child in the same family.
For more information, call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355.
This week’s activities at the Garrard County Public Library:
Story Hour — 9:15-9:45 a.m. Wednesday, All My Children for ages 2-3; 10-10:30 a.m., Primarily Preschool for children ages 4-5; 11-11:30 a.m. The Young and the Restless for ages 18 months to 3 years.
Veteran’s representative — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. Eileen Ward, the Garrard County Veteran’s Representative will be at the library to meet with veterans. Call 1-800-928-4838 ext. 326 for more information.
Mystery Book Club — 1 p.m. Wednesday. This month’s selection is “The Help” by Katheryn Stockett. Stop by and pick up a copy of the book and join this discussion group.
Gaming 4 U — 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for students ages 12-18 who can enjoy playing video games at the library.
Basic computer skills class — 1 p.m. Friday, learn basic computer skills at this free class presented by the Garrard County Public Library Workforce Center. Improve your job skills by improving your computer skills. Public Library Workforce Centers are made possible by an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant provided through the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The project is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
Junction City Council — 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Agenda includes first reading and passage of an ordinance regarding open burning in Junction City.