Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

July 24 -- 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.

July 28 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Aug. 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

July 23 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

July 23 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

Community meetings

July 24 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center. The speaker is Thameka Baskin of Whitney M. Young Job Corps.

July 24 -- Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

July 25 -- Shelby Development Corporation's board of directors will meet.

July 28-The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

July 28 - The board of directors of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon.

July 29 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Children's opportunity

Kids Korner is 10 a.m. until noon, July 29, at Centenary United Methodist Church for K-5th Grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th and Washington Street door to the church and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. For those who do not have transportation we have a 9:30/12:15 pick-up/return in front of the red barn in Marshall's Mobile Home Park and a 9:45/12:30 pick-up/return for children living in the Martinsville community in front of St. John's United Methodist Church. Any questions, call Centenary UMC office, 633-4510.

Goat producers meeting

Shawn Jackson, UK Agriculture, Goat/Forage Production, will talk about fall forage planting and rotational grazing at the North Central KY Goat Producers' meeting on August 12 at 6:30 PM at the Henry County Extension Office. For additional information please contact Sonia at 502-268-9321 or Mary Ann at 502-845-222.


Alyssa's Angels is having a fundraiser noon-3 p.m. at the Firefresh BBQ on Sunday, July 27. All tips given during that time will go toward 6-year-old Alyssa Beard's diabetes walk team. These tips will be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the annual "Walk to Cure Diabetes" in September. Eighty-five cents from every dollar donated actually goes to research.

Salvation Army

The Shelby County Salvation Army Unit will have a new office in the victory Baptist Church building on Main Street in Shelbyville. The new hours are 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Applications for assistance can be received and reviewed during those hours.


The Shelby County Historical Society is sponsoring the Kentucky Historymobile from the Kentucky Historical Society from 3-9 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Shelbyville Heritage/Welcome Center parking lot at 627 Main Street. The event is in conjunction with the Friday Night Concert.

Family History Day is 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 26. This free event is sponsored by the Shelbyville Historical Society and will begin at the Shelbyville Heritage/Welcome Center, 627 Main Street. Tour downtown Shelbyville and learn about the buildings and homes. Parents must attend with students.

Upward Flag Football

Ages Kindergarden-through-5th grade for boys and girls may register for Upward Flag Football at First Baptist Church (FBC). The cost is $55 until July 25 for early registration. For information, contact FBC at 633-1317. You may register from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the church Monday-Friday.

Horseshow Jubilee

Tom Hood will perform a free concert at the Friday Night Street Party Concert, from 6 p.m. July 25, at 629 Main Street. Picnic food is prepared by First Presbyterian Church. Downtown merchants will have sidewalk sales and more Saturday, July 26. The Chalk Walk for children, grades K-8 is 11 a.m. at the courthouse steps. Participants must register before July 21 at 633-5029.

Live Music will be featured at noon with Lewis Mathis performing, and then again at 7 p.m. with Leo and the Moonlighters performing. The Shelby County Car Club presents downtown Cruz-in Car Cruise 6-10 p.m.

Kentucky Trailblazers

The Fun Days event begins 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Kentucky Trailblazers campground on Haley Road, near Finchville. There will be games, auctions and horse events. For information, call Buster Cook, 502-448-2714. Kentucky Trailblazers is a regional horsedrawn wagon club.

Prayer Connection

The non-denominational prayer connection is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Stratton Center.

Wingate Lodge

The Wingate Lodge fish fry is 5 p.m. July 25 at the lodge in Simpsonville. Adults, $8; children under 12, $5.

Gardening meeting

All gardeners may help out the Shelby County Master Gardeners at the Arboretum at Clear Creek Park. Weather permitting, work will begin 9 a.m. Thursday mornings. For information or questions, please contact Vicki at 633-3248.

Fish fry dates

The Lake Shelby Fish Fry is 5:30-8 p.m. the third Friday of each month through September at the lake main shelter. The specific dates are Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 (Price, $8.50, or a la carte).

Farmer's market

Shelby County Farmer's Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also open 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. For information, call Suzi Rice, 633-7868.

Republican meeting

The Shelby Co. Republican Party will meet 7 p.m. July 24, each month at Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Dr., Shelbyville. 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 at 633-2218.

Community service

Looking for Volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program to serve as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer training and information, call 633-4493 or see www.actnowministries.org.

Tumble Time

The Family Activity Center at 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.

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.

Salvation Army change

The Shelby County Salvation Army Unit is now located at the Victory Baptist Church building on Main Street in Shelbyville. New operating hours are 2:30-4:30 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 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. 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.

Caryatid Bookclub

Meets 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the home of Linda Scearce. She will also have the program.

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.

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 1963 - The Shelby County High School class of 1963, 45-year reunion is 5 p.m. Aug 2, at the Stratton Center. Reservations are being taken, Bobby Casey, 133 Jeannette Ave., Frankfort, KY 40601. For information, call 633-3766.

Class of 2003 - The Shelby County High School class of 2003 five-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 50th reunion is Aug. 23-24. For more information, call Judy, 633-6258, or email at jscearce@bellsouth.net.

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 1988 - The Shelby County High School class of 1988 reunion planning continues. Members are being sought. For more information e-mail Jeannie Gaines at jstivers225@gmail.com, call Tonya Webb 502-529-9011, or logon to http://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.

Class of 1998 - The Shelby County High School Class of 1998 reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at Gallrein Farms. Please contact Carmesha (carmeshathomas@yahoo.com or at 599-6128) if you have questions or comments.

St Catherine -- Homecoming for all classes is August 17. The following classes will be celebrating an anniversary: 1938, 70 years; 1943, 65 years; 1948, 60 years; 1953, 55 years; 1958, 50 years; 1963, 45 years; 1968, 40 years. Registration is required. For information, contact Lenora Rogers, 502-239-9317; Roseann Cahoe, 502-543-7166; Edith Reiter, 502-549-3395; or email: scaanewhaven@aol.com.