Community datebook

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By The Staff

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Sept. 4 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Sept. 6 -- 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.

Sept. 9 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

Sept. 9 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Sept. 9 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

Community meetings

Sept. 9 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Sept. 4 -- Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 - 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.

Sept. 4 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Sept. 6 -- Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meets at 9 a.m. at St. John United Methodist Church.

Sept. 8-The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Sept. 9 -- 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.

Sept. 9 - Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Building on Washington Street.

ACT Now Ministries, Inc.

Volunteers are needed for the Neighborly discussion groups. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Contact us at 502.633.4493 or www.actnowministries.org. For prayer and counseling, contact the pastor at 633-4493 or www.actnowministries.org.

Volunteer with horses

The Luci Center, a therapeutic horseback-riding center, needs volunteers to help assist with our horses and student classes. If you are interested in helping, please join us on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:00 - 12:00 for a general volunteer training. For more information please 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. September 20 at Captain's Cove, located at 144 Captain's Cove Dr., in Taylorsville. Join in celebrating the life and memory of Dennis Faulkner at this benefit. There will be a corn hole tournament starting at noon (registration by 11 a.m.). There will be music all day by DJ Rick Faulkner and J.D. Shelburne will be performing. There will be a silent auction with many items including a Bona Allen English saddle, UK football tickets, a Lou Gehrig Louisville Slugger jersey, a truckload of topsoil, and many theme baskets. There will be many children's games and several raffles including a raffle for a registered baby miniature horse and an 18-month old registered Appaloosa stallion. Make plans now to spend the day. For more information please 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 (due Sept. 15), stop at the Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road, or call 633-5990 or 633-4939.

Career fair

The Kentucky Construction Career Choice Council is having a construction career fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event is designed to interest students in construction careers. At this event, construction companies and representatives from across the state will have hands-on tool, trade and heavy equipment demonstrations. This will be a fun-filled day for students to meet industry representatives and see career opportunities related to the construction industry.

Agricultural meeting

The North Central KY Goat Producers Association will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Henry County Extension Office. Tom Helm, Regional Representative for Sweetlix will discuss urinary calculi prevention. For additional information please call Sonia at 502-268-9321 or Mary Ann at 502-845-2224.

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.

Fall festival

The Finchville Ruritan Club will have its Fall Festival Sept. 27 and 28. Booths are available. Contact Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. There is an open talent show. Contact Julie Sanchez, 834-7495.

Political meeting

The Shelby Co. Republican Party will meet 7 p.m. the 4th Thursday each month at Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Dr., Shelbyville. Open to all registered Republicans. For more information, contact Chairman Steve Miller at 829-5421.

Girl Scouts meetings

Organizational Girl Scout meetings are planned at area elementary schools. Meetings are 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Heritage; 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Southside, (for Southside, Painted Stone and Clear Creek girls). Parents must attend. These are informational meetings to gather names of interested girls and adults that would like to be in Girl Scouts. New troops will need to be formed.

Kiwanis Club meeting

Kiwanis Club meets noon Thursday, Aug. 21, at Stratton Center on Washington Street. The speaker will be Dr. James Stapleton. Guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 for reservations.

Diabetes information

The North Central District Health Department sponsors a free educational series on diabetes 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, at the Stratton Center. For information and registration, call Linda Schweiss, 845-2882, ext. 15.

Financial planning event

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University is being offered to the community by Living Waters Church. This is a 13-week course written by Dave Ramsey, famous radio talk show host, on how to get out of debt. Classes begin 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. The cost to take the course is $93 per family. A member's kit, workbook and textbook are included. To register, please call the church office, 633-0734.

Prenatal yoga

PM Yoga is offering new prenatal yoga classes every Tuesday in September, beginning Sept. 9. Cost is $60 for all four weeks. For registration, call 437-0520.

Bowling tournament

The 3rd annual March of Dimes Bowling Tournament is 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Bluegrass Bowling Center in Shelbyville. For 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. 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.c

Autism event

The first Walk for Autism to benefit the Dorman Center Crusade for Children Center is Sept. 20 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins 10 a.m. For information, contact Kristi, 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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Applications will be received and reviewed only during those times. New guidelines for the Angel Tree will soon be released.

Dog Day at outdoor pool

Dog Day at the Family Activity Center is 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. The event is a fundraiser for Clear Creek Park. Cost is $10 per dog and handler. Each additional person is $1; additional dogs, $2. Local pet vendors will have related booths. For information, call the Family Activity Center, 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. 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.

Prayer Connection

The non-denominational Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Stratton Center.

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 Firs Station, 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 information, contact Anissa Judd, 647-9353.

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.

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 information, call 633-5524, Ext. 33669.

Free classes

GED/Adult Education Math classes are taught at Jefferson Community College and Shelby County Public Library. Call 633-5524, Ext. 33669 for dates and times.

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 information, call Steve Lewis, 338-3875.

Prayer Connection

The non-denominational prayer connection is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Stratton Center.

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. 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, or a la carte prices.

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.

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.

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.


Class of 1983 - The 25-year reunion is Nov. 8 at Claudia Sanders. If you did not receive an email, contact Paula Morris, morrispaular@aol.com, 593-9143, or Lora Hawkins, thawk3234@shelbywireless.net, 257-2902. See details at www.schs83.com.

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 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.

Taylorsville High School-- Class of 1978, 30-year reunion will be on Saturday, Oct. 25. For more information, go to www.TaylorsvilleHigh1978.com or call 502-682-4511.

The 83rd annual Roberts Homecoming will be held on Aug. 31, at Roberts Chapel on Stockton Road in Franklin County. The noon meal is potluck.

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

Price reunion-The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Masonic Lodge in Simpsonville. The potluck picnic is noon. Call Doris Cissell, 722-1191.

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