Community datebook

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By The Staff

Note: Because of holiday scheduling, these regularly scheduled meeting dates may have been changed. Call ahead, or check the Sentinel-News' news briefs for information.

Non-denominational meeting

The Women's Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the Stratton Center.

Library holiday schedule

The Shelby County Public Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends, a support group for anyone who has lost a child, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Franklin County Health Department. For information, call Sue Newton, 738-5022.

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.

Support available

A therapy and support group for parents of special needs children meets twice a month at the Dorman Center. The free meeting, sponsored by the Dorman Center and funded by the Moses Ruben Fund, is facilitated by Fran Neal, LCSW, LMFT. For information, call 647-2199.

A Loving Choice Pregnancy 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.

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.

Spay/neuter service

Lifebridge for Animals will cover the cost of spays or neuters for all pets adopted from the Shelby County Animal Shelter when the voucher received at the time of adoption is redeemed through a participating Lifebridge veterinarian. The program will continue through Jan. 3, 2008. For more information, visit the Lifebridge website www.lifebridgeforanimals.org, or call 633-5465. The Shelby County Animal Shelter is at 266 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville.

Scholarship available

A tuition scholarship for Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy and Corpus Christi High School is available for one family's school year tuition and book fees. Applications may be obtained at www.corpuschristiinc.org or by calling the school office, 722-8090.

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.

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.


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, 2008, 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. 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.