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

May 13 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

May 13 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

May 13 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

Community meetings

May 8 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

May 8 -- Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

May 8 -- Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m.

May 9 - The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

May 12--The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

May 13 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

May 13 -- 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.

May 13 - 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.

Health fair

The office of Dr. James Stapleton, will have a free Health and Wellness Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Shelbyville.

There are free health screenings and information from local businesses.

The Shelbyville Police Department and Child Identification Program will be available along with the local Fire Department and Shelby County EMS.

There will be prizes and giveaways. Canned-goods donations will be accepted for the Shelby County Food Bank.

Bagdad Days fish fry

The Bagdad Ruritan Club has its annual fish fry 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, during Bagdad Days. The meal is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

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.

First Baptist Church Soccer Clinic

The soccer clinic is Saturday mornings, May 31 through July 5, at First Baptist Church. Cost, $60, includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. Instruction is provided by B.J. Andriot (SCHS Boy's Soccer Head Coach, former SCHS and U of L player, Olympic Development Coach, USSF National Youth License, USSF National C License). Registration Deadline is May 21 (limited to the first 48 participants) Forms may be picked up at the church.

Farmer's market

Shelby County Farmer's Market is open 8 a.m.-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.

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.

Community golf charity

The Michael Todd Long Golf Scramble is May 9-10 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The event is in memory of Paul Willard and Larry Ethington. For information, call Jimmy Willard, 321-1111.

Non-denominational study

Women's Prayer Connection 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Stratton Center.

School meeting

The Shelby County Public Schools board meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at West Middle School.

NAACP meeting

The NAACP meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Shelby Congregational Church.

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.

Computer recycling

Eminence Christian Church is sponsoring a computer recycling day, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Eminence High School parking lot. Monitors, hard drives, printers, laptops, keyboards and cell phones will be accepted. Cost is $3 per carload. For security concerns, hard drives will be shredded. See website www.commonwealthcomputerrecycling.net. Certification of shredding is available.

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.

Horse show

The Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10. There will be a 4-H demonstration. For information, contact Steve Lewis, 338-3975.

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 9-11 and 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 - Shelby County High School, Class of 1998 should send contact information, so invitations can be sent. To send contact information or for futher details, please call or email Carmesha at 599-6128 or carmeshathomas@yahoo.com.