EASTER EGG HUNTS
New Hope Community
A community Easter egg hunt will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the New Hope Community Ballpark. Egg hunting for all ages, basket door prizes, pictures with Easter bunny, refreshments and more. Contact Lauren Dowell (270) 692-8813 or Jessica Blair (502) 827-1429 for more information.
Windsor Gardens Assisted Living, 101 Isaac Greer Court, off of Chambers Boulevard in Bardstown, will have a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, call Katherine at (502) 286-0102.
Woodlawn Methodist Church
Woodlawn Methodist Church, 4110 Woodlawn Road, Bardstown, will have an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 1 for ages up to 12 years old. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Call or text (502) 460-1107 for more information.
Bardstown United Methodist Church
Bardstown United Methodist Church will have a free Easter egg hunt for ages 0 to 12 years old at its second campus location, 5100 Louisville Road in Bardstown noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. There will be a bounce house, food and drinks, and the Easter bunny will ride in on a motorcycle. There will be 10 bike giveaways as well as 10 bibles and lots of eggs to find. The egg hunt will be divided into age groups, 0-4, 5-8 and 9-12 years old with their own field to hunt.
Nazareth Easter Egg Hunt
Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for a free community Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus. Egg Hunt times are 11:30 a.m. to noon for ages 0-3; 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. for ages 4-6; and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Take your own photos with the Easter Bunny and enjoy free face painting. Food will also be available for purchase. Pre-register at nazareth.org.
River Cities Concert Band
The River Cities Concert Band will be presenting a program of Broadway show tunes and popular music on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. This free concert is presented as part of the Stephen Foster Music Club’s monthly winter concert series in the fellowship hall of Bardstown Baptist Church, located at the corner of West Brashear and North Third Street. Enter the church from the rear parking lot. The hour-long program will feature Broadway show tunes and musical highlights of some popular music spanning 100 years. Designed to be a walk down memory lane that inspires the imagination, the program will be lively and appeal to all ages. Open to the public.
Bloomfield Elementary SBDM Council
Bloomfield Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 5 p.m. March 28 in the BES Media Center.
City of New Haven
The city of New Haven will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at New Haven City Park. The hunt will begin at noon. There will be free refreshments, door prizes, bounce houses, emergency vehicles, face painting, crafts, 4,000 eggs to hunt and the Easter bunny will be visiting.
Bardstown Parks and Recreation Center
Bardstown Parks and Recreation Center will have an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. April 8, at the Recreation Center, 116 N. Fifth St. The event is free for kids 12 and under with surprise eggs, coloring contest and the Easter bunny. Bring your own basket. There will be a 4 year old and under hunt area and 5-12 years old hunt area. Rain cancels
Nelson County Community Clinic Run for the Health of It
The Nelson County Community Clinic will have its annual Run for the Health of Hit 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Event information and registration can be found on the website nelsoncommclinic.or or its Facebook page.
The next monthly meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will be April 3 in the Central Kentucky Community Hall, 200 Jim Owen Dr., in Elizabethtown. The speaker will be Margy Poorman, CEO Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Meeting begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Sharon Crady at (270) 832-8857.
Bardstown Primary SBDM Council
Bardstown Primary SBDM Council will meet at 3:15 p.m. April 27 in the BPS conference room. Please contact Dr. John Eveland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rolling Fork Volunteer Fire Department
The Rolling Fork Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will hold its regular quarterly Board of Director's meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the station, 362 Center Street in New Haven.
Ky. Black Caucus to have political forum
The Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials is a nonpartisan organization composed of members with a wide range of political views. In an effort to improve the overall understanding of the various candidates KBC-LEO has decided to host a primary election candidate forum. This forum is open to our members, the general public, and media representatives. KBC-LEO announces the following Political Forum for the primary: April 17, at 6 p.m. at Kentucky State University, Bradford Hall Auditorium. Candidates will be asked to provide a concise text that will be included in the Forum’s agenda and given to each attendee. Unlike previous local forums, questions will be asked by the moderator who will receive the actual questions just prior to the start of the event. No one will have the questions in advance. The moderator will randomly select the first person to answer the question. For more information, contact 1st Vice President Vine Grove City Councilwoman Selena Hudson at (270) 319-1796.
Grief Support Group
A grief support class, “Comforting Your Heart with God’s Heart, will be 6:30 p.m. at Wickland Baptist Church, 510 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown on Thursdays, April 20 and May 25, sponsored by Hospice of Nelson County and led by Chaplain Ray Johnson. Join any time and attend as many as you want. Register by calling (502) 349-5500.
2023 Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced the start of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky’s Second District. All high school students who enjoy creating art are encouraged to participate. Students have three options to submit artwork to Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green District office by the deadline of April 14, 2023. Artwork can be shipped to or dropped off at Congressman Guthrie’s District office at: Congressman Brett Guthrie, Attention: 2023 Art Competition, 996 Wilkinson Trace, Suite B2, Bowling Green, KY 42103. Students can also call Congressman Guthrie’s District office at (270) 842-9896 to make arrangements for a member of Congressman Guthrie’s staff to pick up artwork at the students’ schools. Please contact Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green District Office at (270) 842-9896 for questions.
Knights of Columbus food drive
The Bardstown Knights of Columbus, Council 1290, will be holding their Annual “40 Cans For Lent” Food Drive, through Easter Sunday, April 9. The drive is held annually, to honor our deceased knights and to benefit the Food Insecure in Nelson County, through the auspices of St. Vincent de Paul, Bread For Life Food Pantry. Collection bins for packaged food, will be placed in the rear of churches and under the overhang of the Bardstown Fire Dept., located at 5th Street and Broadway. Monetary contributions are particularly appreciated, since every dollar allows five pounds of food to be purchased through the Feeding America Program.
Monetary donations can be mailed or dropped off, at Knights of Columbus, 107 N. Fourth St., Bardstown, KY 40004. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus and notate “food Drive” on your check.
Master Gardeners scholarship
The Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association is once again pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for our Nelson County area senior high school and homeschool students. The applications may be picked up at the Nelson County Extension Office or any local high school. There will be two (2) $1,000 scholarships to Nelson County graduating seniors who are planning to pursue a degree or career in (trades) horticultural/agricultural or related field. The application must be returned with all supporting documentations to the Nelson County Extension Office by 4 p.m. on the third Friday in April. The mailing address is Nelson County Extension Office, Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association, 317 S. Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004. If you have any questions you may call the Extension Office at 348-9204.
Bethany Haven Sunday Sessions
Bethany Haven presents the 2nd Annual Sunday Sessions Concert Series. All concerts will be held at The Chapel in Spalding Hall. The Foreign Landers will be featured on May 21. The Arcadian Wild will perform on July 23, and on Sept. 24, Amy Lou will be featured. Social Hour will begin at 4 pm with the concerts beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are $100 per set and includes all four concerts. You can purchase your tickets directly through our website at bethanyhaven.org or email Treasure Davidson at treasuredavidson@ bhavenbardstown.org to secure your tickets today! All proceeds will go to supporting Bethany Haven and its mission to end Homelessness in Nelson County.
New Hope canoe float
New Hope Community Park will have a canoe float noon June 10 at the Rolling Fork River. Begin at Thompsons’s Cabin and end at the boat dock. Entrance fee is $10 for adults. Everyone is welcome and must have a life jacket per game warden. All proceeds go to the maintenance of the community center and grounds. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 for a kayak, life vest and a paddle. For more information, call (270) 692-8813.
Homemakers Scholarship available
The purpose of the Verna Richardson Memorial Scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to a student who desires to further his or her education in either Family & Consumer Science, Agriculture, or a related field while attending an in-state college or technical school. ELIGIBILITY: Those who may apply for a Verna Richardson Memorial Scholarship must be a resident of Nelson County, Graduating from an accredited high school in Nelson County; or Presently attending in state college or technical school; or Completed Kentucky home-schooling requirements.
2023 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Inc. reunion
The 2023 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Inc. reunion is a go after cancelling for several years due to covid. It is scheduled for June 9-10 at Samuels Hall in the Nelson County Fairgrounds in Bardstown. Registration, vendors and genealogy sharing will be on Friday, June 9. On Saturday, June 10, sessions on Kentucky history and archival records, along with genealogy sharing, vendors and evening banquet. The first MD2KY reunion in 1990 at Nazareth was an opportunity for descendants of the Maryland to Kentucky pioneers to meet and share family history information. The most recent event in 2017 at Brescia University in Owensboro hosted 225 participants from 21 states. Refer to https://bit.ly/418JHoi for specific event schedules and registration information.
American Legion service officer
American Legion Post 42 Service Officer is available by appointment by calling (502) 249-3952. Appointments can be scheduled day or night to help veterans and families with questions regarding benefits or completing paperwork.
African American Heritage Museum winter hours
The Bardstown Nelson County African American Heritage Museum’s winter hours will be: closed daily through March 31, 2023. However, group tours or specialty tours will be available by appointment only. For further information contact the Rev. Jewell Brock at (502) 296-1969 or email: email@example.com or Linda Sheckles at (502) 507-1161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Officer Available
American Legion Post 42 Service Officer is available Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon and 4-8 p.m. at 703 McDowell Blvd., Suite 202 in Bardstown, to help veterans and their families with benefit questions and completing the sometimes complicated paperwork associated with veteran benefits. For more information, email email@example.com or text (502) 249-3952.