Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

May 15 -- 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

May 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

May 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

May 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

May 20 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

May 28 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

Community meetings

May 15 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

May 15 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

May 15 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

May 16 -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

May 19 - Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

May 20 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

May 20 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

May 22 -- Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

May 26 - The board of directors of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

May 26-The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

May 27 - Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Building on Washington Street.

Project Graduation

Volunteers are needed for the Project Graduation 2008, May 30, event. Volunteer areas are planning committees, Project Graduation night and contributions. For information, call Gina Carey, 502-744-5836, or email SCHSPG08@Insightbb.com.

Potluck and game night

The Shelbyville Senior Center snack potluck and game night is 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the senior center on Washington Street. Bring a snack and board game. For transportation or information, call 633-2218.

Metzger's Equine Fair

The Equine Fair is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the store in Simpsonville. There will be several activities for children, music, food, and other vendors.

MOPS meeting

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will meet next week at Shelby Christian Church. The evening meeting will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 12. The morning meeting is 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13. MOPS is a non-denominational group, open to all mothers of children, ages birth to kindergarten. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Kim Quinn, 722-2655 or Ruth Lucas, 647-2125.

Crusade event

The Others of Shelbyville is sponsoring the 3rd annual bike show noon-8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the north Wal-Mart parking lot. Registration begins 10 a.m. Motorcycles in four classes will be voted on with pennies. There will be a climbing wall, bouncing castle and other games for all ages. The event is a fundraiser for WHAS Crusade for Children. For information, call 257-2268.

Run/Walk event

Graefenburg Baptist Church 5K Run/Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14.

All participants will receive a t-shirt and breakfast. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female runners as well as to the top 3 male and female participants in each age group. Pre-registration is $15; race day registration is $20. The deadline to pre-register is June 7. For course and registration information, visit www.gbcfamily.com or call Graefenburg Baptist Church, 829-5324.

Farmer's market

Shelby County Farmer's Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Shelby County Fair Grounds. Membership is open to producers from Shelby County and adjacent counties to sell produce and products made in these counties. Deadline for membership is June 15. For information, call Suzi Rice, 633-7868.

Book club

The Caryatid Bookclub will meet 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Catering by Kate. Helen Walters is hostess, and Emily Thomas will have the program. Regrets only.

Home Safety Workshop

A free senior-safety workshop is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Multi-Purpose Agency, 207 Washington St. A meal will be served. For information, call 1-800-272-3900. Medic Alert/Safe Return enrollment is offered. The meeting is sponsored by Alzheimer's Association and KIPDA.

Library teens

The Shelby County Public Library is putting the teen programs on hold because of the new construction. Teens will have a new teen area on the top floor. The tweens will have a new area on the bottom floor. The library is always looking for new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members. For information, see the children's librarian Sherry Bogard.

Republican meeting

The Shelby Co. Republican Party will meet 7 p.m. every 4th Thursday each month at Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Dr., Shelbyville. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 22. Open to all registered Republicans. For more info, please contact Chairman Steve Miller at 829-5421.

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 information, contact Wanda, 633-2218.

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.

Family Activity Center

Open play Pickle Ball is 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Shelby County Family Activity Center (FAC). 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.

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.com. There is a beginner ride 6 p.m. Monday evenings. Rides are frequently posted on a group email.

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. Deadline to register has been extended. For a price list and itinerary, call Albert or Debra Jordan, 633-1789.

Scholarships offered

The Shelby County High School guidance office has scholarship applications for the scholarships offered by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors. For information, call 633-5555, and leave a message.

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.

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.

Community theater

The Shelby County Community Theatre will present "Cactus Flower" May 16-18. Auditions for The Unsinkable Molly Brown are 7 p.m. May 19 and 20. For information, call 633-0222.

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.

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.


Class of 2003 - The Shelby County High School class of 2003 5-year reunion is being planned. For 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 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 1968 - The Shelby County High School class of 1968 will have a 40-year reunion 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. For information, contact Pat, 502-682-7658.

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

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

Class of 1998 - The Shelby County High School Class of 1998 Reunion will be Aug. 23, at Gallrein Farms. The next planning meeting is 5:30 p.m. May 19 at Bistro of Shelbyville. Please contact Carmesha (carmeshathomas@yahoo.com or at 599-6128) if you have questions or comments.