Elizabethtown Column

Are you a caregiver or might be needed as one in the near future. On Thursday, Feb. 7, there is a free caregiver training class at Elizabethtown Community Hospital conference room at 6 p.m. This is not a support group, it's a presentation of tips and techniques used in personal care of a loved one. Reservations are needed, due to limited seating, call Ingrid at 942-6513 ext. 107 or email iroemischer@hphpc.org, by today, Thursday, Jan. 31.

Can you believe it, Saturday is Ground Hog Day! Do you think Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow? This is a great excuse to get rid of that cabin fever, if you need a reason to get out and celebrate, the place to be later Saturday evening, Feb. 2, is the Cobble Hill Inn, Sven Curth will be playing his style of alternative country/folk music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with No cover charge.

Earlier on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at the Hand House, Piano by Nature will present trumpeter, Taylor Haskins, pianist, Mark Shilansky and bassist, Robinson Morse performing jazz standards and originals compositions. If you miss Saturday's performance then, catch the trio on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. Seating is limited, for reservations call 962-2949, tickets are $15.00 for an adult.

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in the ACAP conference room. The meetings are open to the public and it's not necessary to own a business to be a member. If you would like be involved or find out more about developing businesses and the local economy, come join in.

An update from the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop. They want everyone to know that with this frigid weather we've been having, that they have lots of thick cozy sweaters, winter coats, and toasty warm bedding for sale. It's not too early to shop for Valentine's Day either, they have a few nice goodies for that special someone. There's a correction in their posted hours, Thursdays they are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fridays, they are open only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are not open Friday evenings.

Remember to shop locally for your Valentine's Day cards and gifts, invest in our local economy.

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