Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

Jan. 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.

Jan. 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

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

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

Community meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Master Gardeners

The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will have the 8th annual Shelbyville County Garden 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.

Blood donor opportunity

The Red Cross will accept blood donors 1-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Stratton Community Center, Washington Street, Shelbyville.


The Prayer Connection, a non-denominational study, will meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Stratton Center.

Volunteer training

A one-hour New Volunteer Training Class for the Shelby County Humane Society is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Shelby County Extension Office. There is no charge for the class, but those attending are encouraged to bring something for the animals. A volunteer T-shirt will be available for $10. Pre-registration for the class is required. Contact Nancy Guilliom, volunteer coordinator, at nguilliom@hotmail.com or 829-9244.

Caryatid Bookclub

The Caryatid Bookclub will meet 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ann Smiser's. Yvonne Schmidt will have the program.

Parks Board Social

Guests can meet member of the Parks Board at the Shelby County Parks Board quarterly social is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Family Activity Center.

Boy Scout event

Boy Scout Troop 137 is having open house 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31, at the Finchville Baptist Church, Hwy 55 South, 5 miles south of I-64. It is open to all boys from 5th grade and up, who are considering scouting. There will presentations and demonstrations from the boys and leaders of Troop 137. Refreshments will be served.

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. The drop-off box is located in the rotunda of the library.

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.

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.

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.

Homebuilders meeting

The Shelby County Council of Homebuilders Association of Louisville will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

Spring bazaar

The Shelby County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have its spring bazaar 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Dr.

Tax help for seniors

The AARP Foundation is presenting help with income tax returns Feb. 7 through April 10, at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Rd. This service is available for those with low and middle incomes. Seniors 60 and older are given special attention. Appointments are available, 633-3665.

Computer classes

Free beginning computer classes are taught at Jefferson Community College. For information, call 633-5524, ext. 33669.

King's Daughters and Sons

The Guardian Angels Jr. Circle, birth-18, of the King's Daughters and Sons will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the King's Daughters and Sons Conference Room of Jewish Hospital. The King's Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky will award grants to recipients 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dorman Preschool Center on Burks Branch Road.

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.

Alumni meeting

The Shelbyville-Eminence Alumni Chapter of Kentucky State University will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Clay Street Baptist Church. For more information, call Evette Beasley, chapter president, 633-0277.


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, 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. Thursday, 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.