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Community Datebook

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By The Staff

Community datebook

Support groups

Jan. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

Public can attend

Jan. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Jan. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

Jan. 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Jan. 20 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Community meetings

Jan. 15 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Jan. 15 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Jan. 16 -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 - Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Jan. 20 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

MPCAA meeting

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency's Board of Directors will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.

Tax information

Tax preparation tips and strategies will be offered free 6:15-7-15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the first floor Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. Seminar led by Lee R. Shannon, CPA. Sign-ups are requested, 633-4684, or www.scplibrary.net.

Democratic meeting

A meeting of the Shelby County Democratic Party and Executive committee is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Stratton Center. Any registered Democrats may attend.

Weight loss

Curves of Shelbyville is offering free weight loss classes open to the community starting in January. Our first class is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.

Martin Luther King Jr. service

A Community Worship Service will honor Martin Luther King Jr. is 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at St. John United Methodist Church on Martin Luther King Street in Shelbyville. The Rev. Charles Elliott, pastor of the King Solomon Baptist Church in Louisville, will be the guest speaker. After the event there will be a gathering at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St. The event is sponsored by the Shelby County Ministerial Coalition, Rev. Robert Marshall, president; Kilen Gray, chairman.

Free help with financial aid

College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at sites across the state. Some locations are in Frankfort, Louisville and Elizabethtown. Financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid. For detailed locations of meetings, call toll-free, 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322).

Library collecting recipes

The Shelby County Library is collecting recipes through Jan. 31. Entry forms are available at the circulation desk at the library, 309 8th Street. For information, call the library, 633-3803.

Submitted recipes will be compiled and sent to a publisher. The recipe books will be sold at the library at cost.

Realtors’ luncheon

The Shelbyville Board of Realtors January luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 15, at Claudia Sanders. Stockton Mortgage Corporation of Frankfort will be the sponsor, with Marty Spurlock, of Stockton as the guest speaker.

FAC Frolics

Children, 5-11, may participate in the FAC Frolics, free to FAC members, or with regular admission. Free popcorn and drinks with a movie Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, other school holidays and snow days. For information, call Charlotte, 633-5059.

Political meeting

The Shelby Co. Republican Party will meet on the 4th Thursday each month at Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Dr., Shelbyville at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 22. Open to all registered Republicans. For more information, please contact Chairman Steve Miller, 829-5421.

Tree pickup

Christmas Tree Pick-up will continue until Jan. 30. No decorations, lights or ornaments, are allowed on the trees. Residents must call for pick-up, 633-1094.

Project Graduation

Shelby County High School Project Graduation is being planned. Contact Sharon Purdom, 633-2344, for more information.

CASA

CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children. For volunteer information, call 647-2155.

Pickle Ball

Open play Pickle Ball is now 10 a.m. until noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Family Activity Center (FAC). The cost is the daily admission. Line dancing is Friday nights, $5. Call the FAC, 633-5059, for information.

Volunteer opportunity

Looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in the ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program to serve as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, please contact us at 633-4493 or www.actnowministries.org.

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.

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center

The ALC Pregnancy Resource 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 the 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.

Shelby County Humane Society

Foster homes are needed for dogs and cats. Training provided. For more information, contact nguilliom@hotmail.com or call 633-4033. 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.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Volunteers are needed for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby County. Children are waiting for Big Brothers and Sisters at Clear Creek, Wright and Simpsonville Elementary schools in Shelby County. Children with mentors make better grades, have less absenteeism and seem happier, according to teachers. High school and college volunteers can volunteer in the elementary schools after school programs. Call Angela Skeeters, 633-5132 or call toll free 1-877-588-2300.

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 more information, call 633-5524 Ext. 33669.

Adult education

Kentucky adult education classes, through Jefferson Community & Technical College, are being offered at various Shelby County locations. The Shelby County locations are the Shelby Campus of the community college, the Shelby County Public Library, St. James Episcopal Church, and the Centro Latino. For more information, call 633-5524, ext. 33669.