May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities. The need is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Carroll County will be from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at Carroll County High School, 1706 Highland Avenue, and from 3 - 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Avenue, both in Carrollton
Wednesday, April 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Family Ties community baby shower at Cartmell Elementary, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, (0 to six months old) 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (ages six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.
Friday, April 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; Friday crafts, Hook Loop’n Lock! make a bracelet, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Girl Scout Troop Nos. 306 and 1153 will host a father-daughter dance on Friday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Camp Kysoc. There will be music, crafts, games and refreshments. The cost per ticket is $12 for a couple or $6 for individual. All are welcome. For information call (502) 525-1646.
Local musicians will perform on first Thursdays in May through July at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant. Owners Junior and Donna Welch want to focus attention on Carroll County’s musicians and also the recent charge of making their restaurant smoke free.
Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone who is planning to prepare food for the public during a county event or otherwise that a permit is required prior to operation. Permits can be obtained at your local Health Department. Contact (502) 484-3412 or visit www.trdhd.com/inspections for more information.
Permit costs are:
• 30 days or more prior to event: $25 to $30 depending on length of event.
• Less than 30 days to event: $50 to $55 depending on length of event.
Green Valley Crusaders will be hosting a chili supper and silent auction to benefit Relay For Life on Saturday, April 27 at News Auction, located on Hwy. 227. The event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $7 per person, which includes chili, sandwich, dessert and drink. A silent auction will also be held during this event. For more information please contact Green Valley at (502) 732-6683. All proceeds go to the Carroll County Relay For Life.
As the weather warms, this is the perfect time to think about the tradition of summer camp. From swimming and hiking, to singing songs around a camp fire and newer challenges like a high ropes course, camp is the place to make memories that last a lifetime.
Girls in first through 12th grades from the Carroll County area have a great way to build these kinds of memories this summer. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be holding summer camps at two locations on multiple dates from June through July.