Community datebook

-A A +A
By The Staff

Support groups

Feb. 4 -- 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

Jan. 31 -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Feb. 2 -- 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.

Feb. 5 -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Feb. 5 -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Feb. 7 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Community meetings

Jan. 31 -- Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Jan. 31 - 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.

Feb. 2 -- Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meets at 9 a.m. at St. John United Methodist Church.

Feb. 4 -- Shelby County Car Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Firehouse.

Feb. 5 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Feb. 5 -- NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at the Community Development Center at 7th and Main streets.

Feb. 5 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

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

Feb. 7 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

Paying for College 101

Due to weather, Paying for College, a program taught by officials from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Shelby County Extension Office. All high school students and their families may attend this workshop. Call 633-4593 for more information.

Cemetery deadline

Patrons should remove all artificial decorations from Grove Hill Cemetery before Monday, Feb. 4. The cemetery staff will remove decorations that are not removed.

Republican meeting

The Lincoln Day Celebration, sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party, will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House. For tickets or information, call 722-0910.

Open house

Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy and Corpus Christi High School, grades K-12, will have open house 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the school in Simpsonville. For information, call 722-8090.

Kids Korner

Centenary United Methodist Church has Kids Korner 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Feb. 16. The program is for K-fifth graders who are on the free/reduced meals program. There is a 9:30 a.m./12:15 p.m. pick-up/return in front of the red barn in Marshall's Mobile Home Park and a 9:45 a.m./12:30 p.m. pick-up/return in front of St. John's United Methodist Church in Martinsville. For information, call the church office, 633-4510.

Master Gardeners

The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will have the 8th annual Shelbyville County Garden 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.


The Prayer Connection, a non-denominational study, will meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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.

Boy Scout event

Boy Scout Troop 137 is having open house 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31, at the Finchville Baptist Church, Hwy 55 South, 5 miles south of I-64. It is open to all boys from 5th grade and up, who are considering scouting. There will presentations and demonstrations from the boys and leaders of Troop 137. Refreshments will be served.

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. The drop-off box is located in the rotunda of the library.

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.


Fire Fresh BBQ will have a tip night 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, for Reanna Miller. She has Townes Brocks Syndrome.

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.

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.

Wild bird seminar

A free seminar on attracting wild birds, presented by Horace Brown, is 11 a.m. Feb. 23 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 633-4565 or 633-4959 for more information.

Homebuilders meeting

The Shelby County Council of Homebuilders Association of Louisville will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

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.

Healthy Horse seminar

Equine Veterinary Practice is presenting a Healthy Horse seminary 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. The seminar is open to the public at no cost. Lunch is provided. For information and lunch reservations, call 633-0112.

Tax help for seniors

The AARP Foundation is presenting help with income tax returns Feb. 7 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.


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 - The Shelby County High School class of 1988 will have an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.