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Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

Aug. 21 -- 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

Aug. 14 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

Aug. 19 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Aug. 18 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

Aug. 19 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Aug. 21 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Community meetings

Aug. 14 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

Aug. 14 -- Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Aug. 14 -- Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m.

Aug. 15 -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 - Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Aug. 19 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Aug. 19 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at New China Buffet.

Aug. 21 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Aug. 21 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Cornhole Championship

The 2008 Cornhole Championship, benefiting the Ben Medley House Project, is 5 p.m. Aug. 23, at Shelby County Fairgrounds. There will also be raffles, auctions and food. Cost is $50 per team before Aug. 20. Prizes, 1st place, $600; 2nd, $400; and 3rd, $200. For information, call 210-1671 or 387-9290. Sponsored by the Shelby County Community Charities. See www.shelbycharity.com.

Benefit event

A benefit for Tommy and Vicky Wise is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Simpsonville gymnasium. There will be a fish fry, live music and auction. Meal, $7, adults; $4, children. Many items for auction: antiques, paintings, FAC passes and others. Silent auctions for baskets. Donations are still needed for the auction. For information, call Darlene Smith, 633-1252, or 939-7103.

Kiwanis event

The Shelbyville Kiwanis Club will meet noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Stratton Center. Sheri Murphy Smith, president of Shelby County Community Foundation, will be the featured speaker. Guests are welcome. Please call 633-3750 for guest reservations.

Water meeting

The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Rd., in Simpsonville. Phone, 722-8944.

Library registration

The Shelby County Public Library is taking registrations for fall storytimes. Call 633-3803, or email: childservice@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Space is limited. Tuesdays: Baby Time, 9:45-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:00 a.m.; Toddler Time, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Wednesdays: Toddler Time, 10:00-10:45 a.m. or 11:00-11:45 a.m.; Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Thursdays: Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m.; Afterschool, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

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.

Diabetes information

The North Central District Health Department sponsors a free educational series on diabetes 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Aug. 25, and Sept. 4, at the Stratton Center. For information and registration, call Linda Schweiss, 845-2882, ext. 15.

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 137 and Cub Scout Pack 137 will be having a fish fry/silent auction 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Finchville Baptist Church. The cost is $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the troop and the pack.

Fall bowling

The Thursday Morning Ladies Fall Bowling League begins 9:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Anyone interested in bowling should contact Carolyn Bland, 747-8438 or Bluegrass Bowling Center, 633-1731.

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. the third Friday of each month through September at the lake main shelter. Upcoming dates are Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 (Price, $8.50, or a la carte).

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.

ACT Now Ministries

Small Groups will begin in August for people of all ages, races, backgrounds, religions and non-religious for group discussion. Volunteers of all ages may work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program to serve as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer training and information, call 633-4493 or see www.actnowministries.org.

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.

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.com. There is a beginner ride 6 p.m. Monday evenings.

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.

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.

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.

Reunions

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 1958 - The Shelbyville High School Class of 1958 50th reunion is Aug. 23-24. For more information, call Judy, 633-6258, or email at jscearce@bellsouth.net

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.

Class of 1998 - The Shelby County High School Class of 1998 reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at Gallrein Farms. Please contact Carmesha (carmeshathomas@yahoo.com or at 599-6128) if you have questions or comments.

St Catherine -- Homecoming for all classes is Aug. 17. The following classes will be celebrating an anniversary: 1938, 70 years; 1943, 65 years; 1948, 60 years; 1953, 55 years; 1958, 50 years; 1963, 45 years; 1968, 40 years. Registration is required. For information, contact Lenora Rogers, 502-239-9317; Roseann Cahoe, 502-543-7166; Edith Reiter, 502-549-3395; or email: scaanewhaven@aol.com.

Hedges reunion -- The annual reunion of the late Owen Hedges family will begin 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Salato Wildlife Center Game Farm in Frankfort.

Monroe reunion -- The Monroe Reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Waldridge Center at Clear Creek Park. Bring a covered dish and a bathing suit. Swimming is available for a fee. For information, contact Tommy Webb, 647-0195, or Mary C. Brewer, 538-4797, e-mail MryCBrw@aol.com.