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Community datebook

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By The Staff

Note: Because of holiday scheduling, many meeting dates have been changed. Call ahead, or check the Sentinel-News'news briefs for information.

Support groups

Dec. 20 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

Dec. 24 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Dec. 27 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

Public can attend

Dec. 19 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

Dec. 20 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Dec. 26 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

Community meetings

Dec. 20 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

Dec. 24--The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Dec. 20 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Dec. 20 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 - The board of directors of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

Dec. 27 -- Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Parks social

The Shelby County Parks Board Christmas social is 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, the Family Activity Center.

Non-denominational meeting

The Women's Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the Stratton Center.

Library holiday schedule

The Shelby County Public Library will be closed Monday Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Tumble Time

The Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time for children. Cathy Wilhoit, certified fitness instructor, will lead the classes. There are classes for 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and 6-8 year olds. Call the FAC office for more information, 633-5059.

Cornhole tournament

The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a cornhole tournament 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Family Activity Center gymnasium.

Donations requested

Sunny Patch Farm, which houses the horses for the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Equine Training Program, is requesting the donation of hay for its horses. New or gently used items are also requested for an auction fundraiser. For information, contact Sharon Cook, (502) 417-3129.

Giving opportunity

The Flanagan family's three-year-old boy has cancer. This family has missed the Salvation Army deadline for Christmas assistance. There is a "wish list." To contribute, contact Susannah Stevenson, 655-0300.

Caryatid Book Club

The Caryatid Book Club will meet 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the home of Yvonne Schmidt. Jean Matthews will have the program.

Spay/neuter service

Lifebridge for Animals will cover the cost of spays or neuters for all pets adopted from the Shelby County Animal Shelter when the voucher received at the time of adoption is redeemed through a participating Lifebridge veterinarian. The program will continue through Jan. 3, 2008. For more information, visit the Lifebridge website www.lifebridgeforanimals.org, or call 633-5465. The Shelby County Animal Shelter is at 266 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville.

Food drive

Miller Chiropractic, 30 Main St, Shelbyville, is a drop-off location for an annual food drive through Dec. 20. For information, call 633-1073.

Scholarship available

A tuition scholarship for Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy and Corpus Christi High School is available for one family's school year tuition and book fees. Applications may be obtained at www.corpuschristiinc.org or by calling the school office, 722-8090.

N.A.R.F.E. meeting

All members are encouraged to attend the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (N.A.R.F.E.) meeting noon Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

Volunteer opportunity

To volunteer at animal adoption centers, Humane Society or Shelby County Animal Shelter, call 633-4033. New Humane Society hours of operation are Monday, 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, clinic day (low-cost spay/neuter) by appointment; Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. The Humane Society is at 40 N. Seventh Street, 633-4033.

Rocko's Rookies

Clear Creek Family Activity Center is having sign-ups for upcoming Rocko's Rookies classes. Beginning day for basketball is Jan. 8; soccer, Feb. 26. The $35 cost includes a T-shirt. Contact the center in person or call 633-5059.

Family Activity Center

Open play Pickle Ball is 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Shelby County Family Activity Center. The cost is the daily admission. Line dancing is Friday nights. There is an additional charge. Call the FAC, 633-5059 for information.

Free classes

GED/Adult Education classes are taught at Jefferson Community College, the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center and Simpsonville City Hall. Call 633-5524, ext. 33669 for dates and times.

Computer classes

Free beginning computer classes are taught at Jefferson Community College. For information, call 633-5524, ext. 33669.

Free ESL classes at St. James

Free English as a Second Language classes are taught for Shelby County Adult Education at St. James Episcopal Church. For information, call 633-5524, ext. 33669.

Reunions

Class of 1958 - The Shelbyville High School Class of 1958 is planning its 50th reunion for next year. Online information is available at groups.yahoo.com/group/SHS_classof58.

Class of 1978 - The Shelby County High School class of 1978 will have a 30-year reunion Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Gallrein's Farm. For more information, call Tom at 633-7023.

Class of 1988 - The Shelby County High School class of 1988 will have an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Marimba's restaurant. Anyone interested in helping is invited to attend.

Class of 1993 - For information or details about the Shelby County High School class of 1993 reunion, call Maggie (Schmidt) Endris at (502) 216-8822 or email maggieeschmidt@hotmail.com.