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Meadows Grove Baptist Church in Pine Knot will host Vacation Bible School Monday June 26th through Friday June 30th 6:30-8:30PM nightly with classes for all ages. Everyone is welcome.
Eagle Creek United Baptist Church will host a yard sale, car wash, bake sale and silent auction Saturday July 1st from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at Ron's Market on Highway 90, 7 miles east of Parkers Lake. All proceeds will go to pay for insurance for the year at the church.  
 
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The McCreary County Park Splash Pads will be open to the public 7 days a week 12:00-8:00PM. For information call Melissa Vanover at the park office at 376-7275.  
The McCreary County Farmers' Market will be open each Saturday 9:00AM-12:00PM and the second and fourth Thursdays 3:00-6:00PM next to the Soil and Water Conservation District office, off Wilburn K Ross Highway in Stearns. The market will also open the first and third Thursday 3:00-6:00PM in Jackson Heritage Park in downtown Whitley City. Purchases can be made with cash, credit and debit card, senior vouchers and "double dollars" on EBT/SNAP. 
Seniors age 60 and older can apply for vouchers to use for produce at the farmers market. Applications can be picked up at the market or from the Community Action Agency office. For information call that office at 376-2593. 
Champions/UNITE is joining with the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area to offer "Give Me A Reason". This project offers free home drug testing kits for parents to test their children so kids can tell peers they can't use drugs because they get tested. The kits can be picked up at the McCreary County Sheriff's Department, McCreary County Health Department, McCreary County Public Library, Adanta in Whitley City or by calling Sunshine Canada at 606-310-1107 or Roger Owens at 606-310-0193. 
McCreary County Health Department will offer a back to school vaccine clinic with a chance to register for door prizes. There are specific vaccinations required for school entry after age 4, 6th grade, and at age 16. The clinics will be offered Tuesday July 18th during regular hours and Thursday July 20th 9:30AM-6:00PM at the local health department. Call 376-2412 the same day for appointment starting at 8:00AM.    
A beginner's sewing class will be offered by "Crafts for Christ" at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Oneida, Tennessee starting Wednesday June 28th. Classes will be held June 28th and July 12th, 19th and 26th 9:30-11:30AM. The cost is $28 for all four classes including materials for the project you will complete. The class is open to anyone age 8 and older, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, call Becky Hintzmann at 423-286-8251, text 810-543-0376 or e-mail becky15kentucky@yahoo.com.  
A silent auction will be held Saturday July 8th from 11:00AM-3:30PM at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. There will be live music, food and more. All money raised will help "Feed the Hungry in Pulaski County" sponsored by the Living Bread Soup Kitchen in Somerset.   
A community blood drive will be held Tuesday July 11th 1:00-6:00PM at the South Kentucky RECC Community Room in Whitley City. For information call the Kentucky Blood Center at 1-800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org.
The McCreary County Fair Exhibit Hall will take entries Monday July 10th from 1:00-7:00PM with the exhibits on display for the public Tuesday July 11th and Wednesday July 12th 5:00-8:00PM. There is no charge to visit the exhibit hall, which will be inside the community/senior citizens center building at the McCreary County Park. For information on the exhibit hall call the extension service at 376-2524.
The McCreary County Fair will be at the fairgrounds at the county park Tuesday July 11th through Saturday July 15th with various activities including carnival, live entertainment, booths and mud bogs on Saturday July 15th. For information will be posted soon on County Fair 2017.
McCreary Academy registration for 2017-2018 will be held August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 12:00-6:00PM for all grades, 6th through 12th.
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year at McCreary Central High School will be Tuesday August 1st 3:00-5:00PM for seniors and 6:00-8:00PM for juniors and Thursday August 3rd 6:00-8:00PM for sophomores. Freshmen will have a kick-off event Friday August 4th 2:00-6:00PM with registration 6:00-8:00PM. New enrollees will register Monday August 7th 10:00AM-2:00PM. Contact McCreary Central for additional information at 606-376-5051.
Pine Knot Elementary School open house and registration dates for 2017-2018 are as follows:
Kinder-Camp (kindergarten) Tuesday August 1st 1:00-5:00PM at building #1 (former Pine Knot Primary; 1st-3rd grade Monday August 7th 1:00-6:00PM at building #1; 4th-6th grade Wednesday August 2nd 1:00-6:00PM at building #2 (fornerly Pine Knot Intermediate).
Whitley City Elementary School open house and registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be: Kinder-Camp (kindergarten registration) and 1st-3rd grades Tuesday August 1st 3:00-7:00PM and 4th - 6th grades Thursday August 3rd 3:00-7:00PM.
 
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