Richmond Kiwanis Club

March, 2013 Newsletter

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the
Galaxy Bowling Conference Room, 1025 Amberley Way
Richmond, KY 40475-8847
(Off of I-75 Exit 87) in Richmond, KY.

Tuesday, March 5
Speaker: James Mattox
Welding Instructor at KY Area Technology Center

Tuesday, March 12
Speaker:Georgia Parks
Richmond Teen Center

Tuesday, March 19
Fun Night at Kiwanis
In-House Card Game Night

Tuesday, March 26
Jim Walters
Positively Java - Discussing the Plight of Children"
Reports from the Mission Field

Programs at the
Madison County Public Library in Richmond

507 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY, 40475, (859) 623-6704

Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

Anna and Harlan Hubbard lived life as few people in modern times have and in doing so accomplished at least two things that are very rare-contentment and freedom. In a house they built by hand, sustained by food they raised or caught, aided by no electricity or modern "convenience," the Hubbards met the world on their own terms and found deep meaning. Wonder considers the Hubbard's astonishing life of freedom and what it says to Americans today. Who hasn't thought "there must be a saner way to live?" The Hubbard's found their way and this one hour documentary brings to life the adventure of it all. 
Wonder is written and produced by Louisville, KY-based producer Morgan Atkinson who will be presenting the showing.
Saturday, March 30, 1PM, Berea 

In This Issue
Wonder: Documentary
Heirloom Seed Starting Workshop
Computer and Technology Help
Pysanky Egg Decorating
Ongoing Programs

If minds are truly alive they will seek out books, for books are the human race recounting its memorable experiences, confronting its problems, searching for solutions, drawing the blueprints of it futures.
 - Harry A. Overstreet 
AppalSeeds Heirloom Seed Starting Workshop  

Learn how to start plants from seed, save seeds for next year's garden, and transplant seedlings. Participants will also receive free heirloom seeds - choose up to six packets of seeds from 45 heirloom varieties of tomatoes!
This year's tomato seedling for transplant is Beauty, also known as Livingston's Beauty. Seeds and plants were raised organically in Clark County - this variety proved to be one of the most drought-resistant of all the varieties we trialed in 2012.  
Please register in advance by contacting the library hosting the session you wish to attend.
Thursday, March 14, 6:30PM, Berea
Thursday, March 21, 6:30PM, Richmond

 Computer and Technology Help!
Need help not covered in our computer classes? Want technology advice? Interested in more specialized topics? Jason, MCPL's Technology Instructor, will be available for assistance at both library locations each week. Any and all topics or questions are welcome!
Appointments are preferred; drop-ins are also welcome.  Please contact the library hosting the session you wish to attend.
Mondays, beginning March 4, 9AM-1PM in Berea
Thursdays, beginning March 7, 9AM-1PM in Richmond

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

Learn how to decorate eggs in the Ukrainian, Pysanky style!  The library's own Cliff Croxford will lead a group in Pysanky egg decorating, a style that uses wax and dyes to create designs on the eggs. The library will provide all materials, as well as a light lunch.
Take advantage of this free, hands-on workshop, and take home your very own handmade work of art!
Please register in advance by contacting the library at 859-986-7112, or sign up in person.
Saturday, March 9, 9:30AM, Berea

Financial and Relationship Peace: Advanced Skills

Presented by Kentucky River Foothills: this 6 week course is a follow-up to the foundational skills series offered in January and February. The advanced courses will delve further into Dave Ramsey's teachings of financial peace in the context of healthy relationships. This series is for all couples as well as single men and women who want to learn more about money, budgeting, and relationship skills  
Please register in advance by contacting the library hosting the session you wish to attend.
Both library locations will host classes on Mondays, beginning March 4 and ending April 8.  All classes at 6PM.

Ongoing Programs
Nifty Needlers:  Mondays, 5:30PM, Richmond location.  You may be a Nifty Needler if . . . you love to knit and/or crochet; your bumper sticker says "I brake for yarn stores;" you make items for your church, Project Linus or other charities; you'd love to share a great pattern or yarn you found with people who understand; you camped out all night to be first in line at the Michael's grand opening.  If you answered yes to any of these, join us for stitching and ... (whatever).
Free Computer Classes:  Berea location classes:  Tuesdays, beginning March 5, all classes at 10AM; Richmond location classes:  Fridays, beginning March 8, all classes at 10AM.  March computer classes will cover the basics, Including Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, Exploring the Internet and Introduction to Microsoft Word.  Please register in advance by contacting the library hosting the session you wish to attend. 
Yoga for Every Body:  Free Yoga Class!  Monday, March 4, 6PM, Berea location.   Classes are taught by Zoe MacLaren, and are geared towards the beginner.  Yoga mats, blocks and blankets will be provided by the library.  Please register in advance by contacting the library in Berea at 859-986-7112, or sign up in person. 
Free Computer Classes: Intermediate Level Evening Classes - Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; all classes at 6:30PM, Berea location. March evening classes will cover the more advanced aspects of the Microsoft Office Suite - Excel. A class on tablet computers, working with digital pictures, and a new class on Windows 8, the latest version of the Windows operating system will be offered. Please register in advance by contacting the library at 859-986-7112, or sign up in person.
Genealogy Forum: Saturday, March 9, 3PM, Berea location. Genealogical researcher and teacher Linda Ashley will host this monthly genealogy meeting. Ashley will teach a lesson at each meeting, plus assist those working on family history projects. For more information, please contact the library at 859-986-7112. 
Blood Drive:  Thursday, March 14, 12PM-6:30PM, Richmond location.
  MCPL's Richmond location hosts a blood drive on the second Thursday of each month.  For more details, visit our website,, or contact the library at 859-623-6704.  Make a donation appointment at Just for March- donate for a chance to win 2 tickets to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Rupp Arena March 21 and 23.
Libraraoke: Friday, March 15, 6:30PM, Berea location. Libraraoke is all the fun of karaoke, but without the hangover. Join DJs JP and Beth and choose from thousands of your favorite songs. Fun for all ages!
Forever Young Adult Book Club:  Tuesday, March 19, 6:30PM, Richmond location.  Are you a fan of Young Adult literature who is a little more on the "adult" side?   If so, then this book club is for you!  Our selection for March is Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar.  Copies of the book are available at the Richmond location's circulation desk.
Forever Young Adult Book Club:  Thursday, March 21, 6:30PM, Berea location.   This book club is also for adult lovers of literature written for young(er) adults!  Our selection for March is I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.  Copies of the novel are available at the Berea library's circulation desk.
Tuesday Night Book Group:  Tuesday, March 26, 6:30PM, Berea location.  Our selection for March is Obedience by Will Lavender.  Our book groups are a great way to find your next good read and meet new people!  Join us!
Thursday Night Book Group:  Thursday, March 28, 6:30PM, Richmond location.   Our selection for March is One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.  If you have always wanted to join a book group but never gotten around to actually doing it, this could be the group for yo


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