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.