Community datebook

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By The Staff

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Sept. 11 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

Sept. 15 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

Sept. 16 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Sept. 17 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center.

Sept. 18 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Community meetings

Sept. 12 - The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

Sept. 15 - Wingate Lodge 161 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Sept. 16 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Sept. 16 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at New China Buffet.

Volunteer with horses

The Luci Center, a therapeutic horse-riding center, needs volunteers to help assist with horses and student classes. Those interested in helping can visit Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. noon for general volunteer training. For more information, call 502-220-4308.

Benefit for Lou Gehrig's Disease

A benefit for the ALS Association of Kentucky will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Captain's Cove, located at 144 Captain's Cove Dr., in Taylorsville. For more information, contact Lynne Faulkner at 502-477-5373, Tammy Owen at 502-422-0266 or Susan Jennings at 859-621-2029.

Farm Bureau

The Shelby County Farm Bureau is taking applications for local, state and national youth competitions. Parents must be Shelby County Farm Bureau members. There are two categories: speech, ages 15-18; and talent, ages 6-18. For applications stop at the Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road or call 633-5990 or 633-4939. The deadline for entry is Sept. 15.

Career fair

The Kentucky Construction Career Choice Council is having a construction career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1-2, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event is designed to interest students in construction careers. Construction companies and representatives from across the state will have hands-on tool, trade and heavy equipment demonstrations.

Writer's workshop

A New Writer's Workshop is 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Shelby County Public Library. The workshop is presented by James Mulcahy, managing editor of Shelby County LIFE magazine. Workshop topics are overused words, commonly misspelled words, commonly misused words, unnecessary words and tips on how to get published. Call the library, 633-3803, for more details and registration.

Ribeye supper

The Bagdad Ladies Auxiliary is having a ribeye supper from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Bagdad Firehouse. Cost is $8 per plate. Children's plates with hot dogs are available.

Fall festival

The Finchville Ruritan Club will have its Fall Festival Sept. 27-28 and booths are available. For more information, contact Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. There will also be an open talent show. For more information on the talent show, contact Julie Sanchez, 834-7495.

Girl Scouts meetings

There will be an organizational Girl Scout meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, at Heritage Elementary School. The meeting is designed to get names of parents and girls that would like to join.

Bowling tournament

The 3rd Annual March of Dimes Bowling Tournament will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Bluegrass Bowling Center in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-1731 or 220-0857.

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 for additional charge. 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.

ACT Now Ministries, Inc.

Volunteers are needed for the Neighborly discussion groups. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For information, call 633-4493 or email www.actnowministries.org.

Political meeting

The Shelby Co. Republican Party's regular monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Crescent Place Assisted Living, on Allen Drive in Shelbyville. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. For more information, contact Chairman Steve Miller at 829-5421.

Karate and cheerleading

The Young Americans Self-Defense and Cheer America classes for ages 3-15 will begin Sept. 24 at Clear Creek Park. For more information, call 633-0581.

Golf scramble

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy's 4th annual Golf Scramble is Friday Sept. 26, at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. The scramble will also include prizes and other contests. For more information or to register, contact Grant Fenske at 502-529-6086 or Dan Michalak at 502-477-2468.

Herb festival

The Shelby County Master Gardener Herb Festival is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Tim McClure Botanical Garden at the front of Clear Creek Park. There will be a sale of potted and cut plants, a herb wreath demonstration and other events. The rain date is 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

Wild game banquet

The annual Fall Hunting Kick Off & Wild Game Banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Settle Gym behind the Shelby County Board of Education. Tim Farmer is the speaker. Proceeds benefit the Centenary Methodist Youth Ministry. For ticket information, contact the church, 633-4510.

Autism event

The first Walk for Autism to benefit the Dorman Center and Crusade for Children is Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For information, contact Kristi at 502-525-1881.

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.

Parent group

The Shelby County Parent Support Group will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Dorman Center. For more information, contact 437-0544 or 422-2198.

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.

Rose Club

The September meeting of the Capital City Rose Club is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Franklin County Extension Office. The program is "Landscaping" presented by Kim Cowherd.

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.

Retired teachers

The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Stratton Center. James Neihof, Superintendent of Shelby County Schools, will be the speaker.

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.

Walk for Autism

Putting the Pieces Together Walk for Autism, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Family Activity Center. Donations will go to the Dorman Center, via Crusade for Children. For information, contact Kristi 502-525-1881.

Free classes

Introduction to Computer classes are taught 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Shelby County Public Library. Call the library, 633-3803. GED/Adult Education Math classes are taught at Jefferson Community College and Shelby County Public Library. For more information, call 633-5524, Ext. 33669.

Mount Eden Saddle Club

The Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. All classes have a 70 percent payback. The Shelby County 4-H horse drill team will do a demonstration. For more information, call Steve Lewis, 338-3875.

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.

Fish fry dates

The Lake Shelby Fish Fry is 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the main shelter. The price is $8.50 a plate, a la carte prices are also available.

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.

3-on-3 tournament

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will benefit from the 3-on-3 basketball tourney Oct. 3-4, at Fisherville Baptist Church. There will be door prizes for two age groups, 6th-8th grades and high school and up. For information, call sissy Miller, 262-8616.

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.


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 -- 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.

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.

Tipton/Bramblett reunion -- The Tipton/Bramblett family reunion is Sunday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bagdad Ruritan Building.

Price reunion -- The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion is Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Simpsonville. The potluck picnic will begin at noon. For more information, contact Doris Cissell at 722-1191.

Wilson/Sanford reunion -- The Polly Wilson/Nathan Sanford reunion is Sept. 13 at noon at the Frankfort Game Farm. The meal is potluck. For more information, call Linda Sanford, 875-5286.

Clark reunion - The John Logan and Susie Bell Clark family reunion will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Stratton Center and will have a potluck meal. Contact Betty Harley, 829-5609, for more information.