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Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

Oct. 16 -- 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.

Public can attend

Oct. 9 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

Oct. 14 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

Oct. 14 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

Oct. 14 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Oct. 16 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Community meetings

Oct. 9 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

Oct. 9 -- Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 -- Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m.

Oct. 10 - The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

Oct. 13-The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Oct. 14 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Oct. 14 -- The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

Oct. 14 - Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Building on Washington Street.

Oct. 16 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Oct. 16 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Pancake club

Crestview's new Pancake Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. Everyone 55 and older is invited. After Oct 22 the meeting day will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Family Activity Center

The Splash Festival is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park. There will be children's apple crafts, homemade applesauce and other local apple products. For an additional $2, children may swim and pick out a pumpkin from the pool to paint. For information, call 633-5059.

Realtors luncheon

The Oct. 16 luncheon for the Shelbyville Board of Realtors is 11:30 a.m. at the Waldridge Center. It is sponsored by The Sentinel News. Our guest speaker will be Steve Doyle, the new Sentinel-News editor.

EMT class

Shelby County EMS will be conducting an EMT-Basic Course beginning 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 2009. The course will be held at the Shelby County Emergency management Office at 98 North 7th street in Shelbyville. The course will be approximately 180 hours. Enrollment into the course is limited to 25 students. For information, contact Rick Frank at SCEMS, 633-5725.

SCHS Mexico Trip Meeting

The Shelby County High School parents of students interested in going on Spring Break 2009 trip to Mexico will meet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the high school cafeteria. It is a mandatory meeting. Contact Kelly Riviello at SCHS, 633-2344, if unable to attend.

Fish fry

Cropper Ruritan Club is having a fish fry 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the firehouse in Cropper. The menu includes hand-cut, hand-battered fish with potato wedges, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. Adult plate,$9; child plate, $6; and fish sandwich, $5. Eat-in or carryout. Proceeds benefit community service projects.

CASA orientation

CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children. For volunteer information, call 647-2155.

Soles4Souls

Fit for Life is collecting shoes through Oct. 15. The goal is to collect 2,500 pair of shoes in the Louisville area. Check your closet for those "still good but too small, I'll never wear" shoes. Bring them to Shelby Fit for Life at 169 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville. For anyone wishing to join as a new member, we will give 50% off the joining fee on any new membership as a thanks for donating a pair of shoes. For more information or directions, call 647-7867.

Emergency medical class

An EMT class being offered by Shelby County EMS Jan. 12, 2009. If there are any questions, please contact Rick Frank at SCEMS at (502) 633-5725.

Book signings

James Cleveland and Bill Matthews, compiler and publisher, of the "Book Portrait of the Past, A Pictorial History of Shelby County, Kentucky: 1865-1980," will be present at the book signing 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Shelby County Public Library. Byron Crawford, columnist for The Courier-Journal, wrote the foreword and will be present. Cleveland and Matthews will also attend a signing, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Sixth & Main Coffee House. Although Crawford will not attend the November signing, he will pre-sign copies of the book. For information, call Bill Matthews, 633-7766 or 321-1462.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Commonwealth Bank, East Branch, 1501 Mount Eden Rd., in Shelbyville. For information, contact Kelly Perry or Annette Richardson, 232-7040.

Community orchestra

Rehearsals for the community orchestra are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday nights, beginning Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church, Shelbyville. The first performance is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Wakefield-Scearce Gallery courtyard.

Multi-Purpose meetings

The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. (MPCAA) will have community meetings for people to speak about problems facing low-income citizens. The meetings are 10:30-noon, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Multi-Purpose Center on Washington Street; and 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Bondurant Heights Community Center.

Rose club

The speaker for the Oct. 20 meeting of the Capital City Rose Club will be Karen Angelucci, author of Secrets of Kentucky Gardeners and Secrets of Tennessee Gardening. The meeting begins 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office.

Fall Fest

The Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center is having a Fall Fest, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be coffee and donuts, a yard sale and crafts show. Booth spaces are available, $20.

Extension meeting

The North Central Kentucky Goat Producers' featured speaker for October will be Donna Amaral-Phillips, Ph.D., Extension Professor/Extension Dairy Nutritionist, University of Kentucky. She will discuss nutritional needs for lactating does 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Henry County Extension Office.

Pickle Ball

Open play Pickle Ball is now 10 a.m. until noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Family Activity Center (FAC). The cost is the daily admission. Line dancing is Friday nights, $5. Call the FAC, 633-5059, for information.

Cycling group

Shelby County Cyclists is in its first year of activity and offers rides for all levels of cyclists and will offer instructional rides in the future. For more information, stop by or call Tom at Main Street Bikes at 502-220-4136, or email mainstreet@treespotting.

Volunteer opportunity

Looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in the ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program to serve as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, please contact us at 633-4493 or www.actnowministries.org.

Salvation Army

The Shelby County Salvation Army Unit is located at the Victory Baptist Church building on Main Street in Shelbyville. New operating hours are 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Applications will be received and reviewed only during those times. New guidelines for the Angel Tree will soon be released.

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center

The ALC Pregnancy Resource Center offers free pregnancy testing, confidential peer counseling and information on all choices in an unplanned pregnancy, baby and maternity clothing and equipment, parenting and cooking classes and referrals to local resources. All the services are free and open to anyone. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 647-0300.

Volunteer opportunity

To volunteer at animal adoption centers, the Humane Society or the 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.

Holiday Bazaar

The Shelby County Ladies Auxiliary will have its annual Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Shelby County Fire Station at 200 Alpine Dr. in Shelbyville. There will be at least 40 booths of arts and crafts and plate lunches. All proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information, contact Anissa Judd, 647-9353.

Book sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale is accepting gently-used books (no molded or mildewed books), children's games, DVD's, for the Annual Book Sale (Oct 24-25). Leave them in the library's basement Community Room (against the wall, behind the chairs). For more information, call 722-9596.

Spay/neuter assistance

LifeBridge for Animals will provide spay and neuters for all pets adopted from the Shelby County Animal Shelter when the voucher received at the adoption is redeemed through a participating LifeBridge veterinarian. Call 633-4959 for information.

Free ESL classes at St. James

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

Gardening meeting

All gardeners may help the Shelby County Master Gardeners at the Arboretum at Clear Creek Park. Weather permitting, the work will begin 9 a.m. Thursdays. For information or questions, please contact Vicki at 633-3248.

Farmer's market

The Shelby County Farmer's Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. For more information, call Suzi Rice, 633-7868.

Adult education

Kentucky adult education classes, through Jefferson community & Technical College, are being offered at various Shelby County locations. The Shelby County locations are the Shelby Campus of the community college, the Shelby County Public Library, St. James Episcopal Church, and the Centro Latino. For more information, call 633-5524, ext. 33669.

Downtown contest

Shelby Development Corporation's Scarecrow Contest for Shelbyville businesses will be judged Oct. 22. Registration deadline is Oct. 8. For information, contact 633-5029.

Multi-Purpose service

The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides home-delivered meals to senior citizens free of charge. An intake form may be completed over the phone. For more information, contact Wanda at 633-2218.

Tumble Time

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

Reunions

Class of 1983 -- The 25-year reunion is Nov. 8 at Claudia Sanders. If you did not receive an email, contact Paula Morris at morrispaular@aol.com or 593-9143, or Lora Hawkins at thawk3234@shelbywireless.net or 257-2902. Details of the reunion can be found at www.schs83.com.

Class of 2003 -- The Shelby County High School class of 2003's five-year reunion is being planned. For more information, call 502-235-3223 or 321-2489.

The Jeffersontown High School Class of 1978 30-Year reunion is in October. Visit JHS78@wildblue.net to register.

Class of 1988 -- The Shelby County High School class of 1988 reunion planning continues and members are being sought to help. For more information e-mail Jeannie Gaines at jstivers225@gmail.com, call Tonya Webb 502-529-9011, or log-on to www.classmates.com.

Class of 1993 -- Tailgating party at SCHS home football game, back parking lot, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Family picnic at Clear Creek Park, Claudia

Sanders shelter starting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. Meet/greet at

Claudia Sanders Dinner House bar/lounge area Saturday, Oct. 11 at

7:00 p.m. For more information, call Maggie (Schmidt) Endris, 502-216-8822 or email maggieeschmidt@hotmail.com.

Taylorsville High School -- Class of 1978 30-year reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 25. For more information, go to www.TaylorsvilleHigh1978.com or call 502-682-4511.