Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

Feb. 28 -- 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.

March 3 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

Public can attend

Feb. 27 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

Feb. 28 -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center. (No meeting in December)

March 1 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

March 4 -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

March 4 -- Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

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

Community meetings

Feb. 28 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

March 1 -- Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meets at 9 a.m. at St. John United Methodist Church.

March 3 -- Shelby County Car Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Firehouse.

March 4 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

March 4 -- NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at the Community Development Center at 7th and Main streets.

March 4 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

March 6 -- Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

March 6 - Veteran's claims and benefits information for Shelby and Henry counties are available 1-3 p.m. across from the County Attorney's office, in the Shelby County courthouse on Main Street in Shelbyville. Contact Richard Helton, 1-866-245-8626, or richard.helton@ky.gov.

March 6 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Shelby County Council meeting

The Shelby County Council of the Homebuilders Association of Louisville (HBAL) will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The speaker is Rocky Pusateri, 2008 HBAL president.

Carriss accounts established

American Founders Bank will be accepting donations, attention Lisa Thomas, 1734 Midland Trial, Shelbyville for B.F. and Lillie Mae Carriss, the Waddy couple with extensive damage to their Waddy home during a tornado touchdown Feb. 5.

Donations are also accepted at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, Security Office. Donations may be made to B.F. and Lillie Carriss Storm Fund, c/o Mary Ann Carriss Burgin.

Mounted police event

The Louisville Metro Police Mounted Unit (LMMPU) and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Equine Program will have a demonstration promptly at noon Saturday, April 5, at the covered arena at Equestrian Lakes Subdivision.

The public is invited to meet officers and students and learn about the MMMPU. Equestrian Lakes is on Ky. 148 in Finchville, two miles west of Ky. 55. For information, email tristarllc@peoplepc.com.

Caryatid Book Club

The Caryatid Book Club will meet 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the home of Ann Solomon. She will have the program. Officers should arrive 20 minutes early.

NAACP tour

The Shelbyville/Shelby County branch of the NAACP is sponsoring a New York City Visual and Fellowship Tour, June 23-27. There is a bi-monthly payment plan. For a price list and itinerary, call Albert or Debra Jordan, 633-1789. The tour is organized by Kentucky Tours & Travel Inc., Danville.

Donkey basketball

Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor donkey basketball 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Simpsonville Community Gym. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Simpsonville Commonwealth Bank and Trust or Simpsonville City Hall, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Exhibit at library

The Shelby County Public Library will exhibit the history of telephones during the month of February. Antique memorabilia is provided by J.D. Stucker, owner of the Telephone Doctor.

Orchestra members needed

The Shelby Community Orchestra invites new members to join. All brass, saxophone and percussion players are especially needed. Rehearsals are 7-8:30 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays, at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Details are available from Mary McGillen, (502)655-0140.

Master Gardeners

The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will have the 8th annual Shelbyville County Garden and Art Fair 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of perennial plants from members' gardens will be offered for sale. Kentucky horticultural organizations will be on site. Music and food accompany the event. For more information, call 633-3248.


The Prayer Connection, a non-denominational study, will meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Stratton Center.

Parks Board Social

Guests can meet members of the Parks Board at the Shelby County Parks Board quarterly social is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Family Activity Center.

Cell phones collected

Cell Phones for Soldiers and the Shelby County Public Library are collecting used cell phones to help keep troops connected with their families. Phones may be donated at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St.

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.

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center

The 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 our services are free and open to anyone. Center hours are 10 a.m.-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.

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.

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.

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.

Easter Egg hunt

The Community Easter Egg Hunt is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Simpsonville Christian Church. The hunt is sponsored by the Simpsonville Lions Club and Simpsonville Christian Church.

Metzger's workshop

A free horse owners' workshop is 6:30 p.m. March 6, at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville.

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.

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.

Poetry contest

A $1,000 prize is offered for a religious poetry contest sponsored by the Sacramento Rainbow Poets. Deadline is March 10. Send a poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 2935 Clay St., Sacramento, CA 95815, or enter online, www.rainbowpoets.com.

Bagdad Ruritan Club

A farm equipment consignment auction fundraiser will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. For information call 633-1429 or 747-5498.

Spring bazaar

The Shelby County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have its spring bazaar 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Dr.

Library event

Dr. Seuss Storyhour is 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Shelby County Public Library, for ages toddler through preschool. The event is part of Read Across America.

Bagdad Fire Department

A chili cook-off/supper and Rook tournament, sponsored by the Bagdad Fire Department, is 7 p.m. March 1, at the Bagdad Firehouse. Cost, $5 per person, includes chili, sandwich, drink and dessert. Prizes awarded for chili.

Tax help for seniors

The AARP Foundation is presenting help with income tax returns through April 10, at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Rd. This service is available for those with low and middle incomes. Seniors 60 and older are given special attention. Appointments are available, 633-3665.

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.

School fundraiser

Cornerstone Christian Academy will have its 2nd Annual Spring Dinner and

Auction 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in

Louisville. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auction. For table/ticket pricing, list of auction packages, or corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact the school development office, 633-4070.

Alumni meeting

The Shelbyville-Eminence Alumni Chapter will have the Kentucky State University alumni Association Kentucky Region General Assembly meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Clay Street Baptist church. The guest speaker is David A. Neville of Neville Technologies. The $10 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. For information, call Evette Beasley, chapter president, 633-0277.


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

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, at Gallrein's Farm. For more information, call Tom at 633-7023.

Class of 1988 - Shelby County High School, Class of 1988, will meet to plan details of 20-year reunion 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Please call Jon Swindler, 321-6722, for further details and location.

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.