Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

April 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.

April 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.

Public can attend

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

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

April 24 -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Community meetings

April 24 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

2nd and 4th Tuesday - Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Building on Washington Street.

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

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

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

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

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

Park event

Cruisin' Back to the 50's is the theme for the 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, social at Settle's Gym, the old West Middle School. There will be live and silent auctions. For information, call 633-7667.

Farmer's market

Shelby County Farmer's Market will open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 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.

Dog Days

The Dog Days Extravaganza is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 at Metzger's Country Store. The event is co-sponsored by SuperDog Sports Center.

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.

Shelbyville cleanup

The Shelbyville Department of Public Works, citywide clean-up is through April 25 for those residents within the city limits. No businesses. Appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but must have doors removed. They will not pick up auto or truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, trees, dead animals, chemicals, microwaves or large quantities of materials from building demolition or remodeling. The Public Works number is 633-1094. Please call in your request as early as possible.

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.

Prom Breakfast Bash

The members of Highland Baptist Church are having an after-prom event on Saturday, April 26. Attendees may arrive at the Highland Activity Center (HAC) any time between the hours of 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. The church is providing breakfast, games, music, and door prizes for those in attendance. Call the church office, 633-3516.

Non-denominational study

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

Fish fry

The Simpsonville, Wingate Lodge, F&AM, fish fry is 5-8 p.m. April 25, at the lodge.

NAACP meeting

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

Pet event

Tail Wags and Purrs will educate the community on the benefits of hidden fencing for cats and dogs 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Shelby County Animal Shelter on Kentucky Street. The Shelter will conduct a tour. Donations for the shelter will be accepted for admission. Refreshments provided.

Caryatid book club

The Caryatid book club will meet Thursday, 12:30 p.m. April 24, at Catering by Kate. Emily Thomas is the hostess. Regrets only. Program by Emily Swiggert.

Political 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, April 24. 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.

Cropper Ruritan Club

Cropper Ruritan Club is having a fish fry at the firehouse in Cropper 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The menu includes hand-cut, hand-battered codfish with potato wedges, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. Adult plate, $9.; child plate, $6; and fish sandwich, $5. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds benefit community service projects.

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.

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.

Master Gardeners fair

The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will have the 8th annual Shelbyville County Garden and Art Fair 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of perennial plants from members' gardens will be offered for sale. Kentucky horticultural organizations will be on site. Music and food accompany the event. For more information, call 633-3248.

Student contest

The Optimist Club of Shelby County is sponsoring an oratorical contest for students. The contest, "Why me? Why not?" is 6:30 p.m. April 22, at the Stratton Center. Winners will receive awards and possibly an opportunity to win college scholarships. For information and applications, call 829-0510 or 232-0371.

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.

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.

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 Sandersz 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's Farm. For more information, call Tom at 633-7023.

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.

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.