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Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

Louisville, KY (October 4, 2012) – If asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those all seem like logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the countryside is actually the white- Continue reading Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

Are You Interested in Being Part of a Red Tent Community?

Red Tent Community

Are you interested in making the world a better place for women and girls, and the people who love them. Come Join Berea’s new Red Bead Tent Community.

What is A Red Tent?
* The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone
* A place of empowerment in the sacred mysteries and celebration of the feminine.
* A place to explore depths of your intuitive self. Done with quite Reflection and nurturing, following natures circular essence with Moon phase observation, Soulful Collage making, arts, mediations, movement and dance ~
* A place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, stages of menopause and completion of Blood cycles and even illness.
*Rites of Passage
* A place to be pampered, honored, respected, cherished and Continue reading Are You Interested in Being Part of a Red Tent Community?

Adult Programs at Madison Co. Library for October

Free Zumba Classes

Join us at the Richmond location for free Zumba classes taught by Jerian Shaw! Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance workout that is described as a “fitness party.” It involves aerobic elements, and its choreography incorporates hip-hop, salsa, mambo, and belly dancing moves. Zumba allows you to increase your fitness level and have fun in the process!

Please register in advance by contacting the library at 859-623-6704, or sign up in person.
Wednesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 10. All classes are at 5:30PM and will last approximately an hour.
Richmond location

Free Pottery Classes

Albert Bauman will teach participants how to make a clay pot. Bauman is a potter, storyteller and musician; don’t miss this unique class!

All materials will be provided by the library.

Please register in advance by contacting the library hosting the session you wish to attend.
Tuesday, October 9, 6PM, Richmond location
Thursday, October 11, 6PM, Berea location

Family Fitness Day

Parks & Recreation

Family Fitness Day is a time for you to enjoy family activities Saturday, September 29th 1pm – 3pm at Berea City Park Shelter (behind the pool)!

We’ll have community booths such as Fitness, Friends & Fun will provide an obstacle course, Elite Martial Arts & Fitness will do some karate demos, Chiro One will have some activities & Berea Bike Shop will conduct minor repairs!

Contact Berea Parks & Recreation for further details at 986-9402.

“ Environmental Arts Reaching Though the Heart” Offering Youth Enrichment Classes

Dalai Lama

” Being a Super Hero in your Community ”

What does it mean to show your special gifts to your community ? What would a new community look like to you to create?
The enrichment process include opening circle time, creation of your super hero costuming and open ended creation. Further exploration in the Experiential Inter related arts with Impromptu Drama ,Creative Movement , conflict resolution ,Community Building ,writing and more for a mix of creative Continue reading “ Environmental Arts Reaching Though the Heart” Offering Youth Enrichment Classes

Family Fitness Day

Parks & Recreation

Family Fitness Day is a time for you to enjoy family activities Saturday, September 29th 1pm – 3pm at Berea City Park Shelter (behind the pool)!

We’ll have community booths such as Fitness, Friends & Fun will provide an obstacle course, Elite Martial Arts & Fitness will do some karate demos, Chiro One will have some activities & Berea Bike Shop will conduct minor repairs!

Contact Berea Parks & Recreation for further details at 986-9402.

Madison County Community Conversation

The Madison County Community Conversation on children’s health and education will highlight some of the toughest issues Madison County children face and what the community is doing to address those issues.

Kentucky Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT Coordinator Amy Swann will show us kids health and education data specific to Madison County. Community leaders, including Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock, Teresa Stewart and Ruth Hawkins, will also speak about the issues that are currently impacting the health and education of the children in Madison County.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the 2011 KIDS COUNT County Data Book and will also receive a copy of the 2012 KIDS COUNT County Data Book as soon as it is released by Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Program is from 1-3 p.m.
Madison County Extension Office
Registration is from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Register online by visiting http://madisoncountycommunityconversation.eventbrite.com.

Madison County Emergency Alert Program Registration

EMA/CSEPP

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Madison County Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables Madison County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by calling the system administrator at (859) 623-2010.

Click on the following link to sign up for alerts:
https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/EverbridgeGateway.action?body=home&gis_alias_id=780761

Madison County Community Conversation

Join us in Madison County for a Madison County Community Conversation on children’s health and safety issues in Madison County. Kentucky Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT Coordinator Amy Swann will show us kids health and education data on how kids are doing in Madison County. Panelists will include Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock, Teresa Stewart and Ruth Hawkins.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the 2011 KIDS COUNT County Data Book and will also receive a copy of the 2012 KIDS COUNT County Data Book as soon as it is released by Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Program is from 1-3 p.m.
Madison County Extension Office
Check in and network from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Lunch will not be provided.
Register to attend at www.madisoncountycommunityconversation.eventbrite.com.

MADISON COUNTY “EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM” TO BE TESTED

EMA/CSEPP

Richmond, KY (September 10, 2012) On September 19th, the regularly scheduled test of the Madison County Siren, Advisor Alert Radio, and Local Emergency Notification System will be conducted at an earlier time to coincide with the annual federally-graded community exercise that day.

“Residents are used to hearing the test at 12:20 on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. However, the date scheduled for the annual exercise fell on the same day as a test for the local system,” said Madison County EMA/CSEPP Public Information Officer Kelley McBride. “The decision was made to have the exercise activation serve as the test,” said McBride. Only an estimated time for the siren test can be given, because as part of their evaluation, the local agencies do not know what time the exercise will begin. Continue reading MADISON COUNTY “EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM” TO BE TESTED