Community datebook

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By The Staff

Support groups

Oct. 16 -- 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

Oct. 16 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

Oct. 20 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

Oct. 21 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Oct. 21 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Oct. 21 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

Oct. 22 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

Oct. 22 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

Community meetings

Oct. 16 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Oct. 16 -- Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 - Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Oct. 21 -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Oct. 21 - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at New China Buffet.

Cornerstone event

In honor of Clergy Appreciation Month, Cornerstone Christian Academy is having a "Clergy Appreciation Lunch" 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. All ministerial staff are invited for a meal served by our students. Call Melanie West (502) 633-4070. Response is needed by Oct. 21.

Cancer Society event

Thousands of individuals from across Kentucky will join efforts in the fight against breast cancer at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The 11th annual walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville. Arrive anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to register and begin the walk. Call (502) 584-WALK or email at makingstrideslouisville@cancer.org for information about forming a team. You can also visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/louisville.

Committee meeting

The scholarship committee of Bethel AME Church will host the 2008 Viola Purdy Scholarship Banquet 6 p.m. Oct. 25, at 600 Main St., Shelbyville. The featured speaker will be Presiding Elder Ralph Johnson of the West KY Annual Conference, AME Church. A buffet will be served along with a silent auction. Donation is $20. For more information, contact 633-3330 or 502-232-5272.

Kids Korner

Centenary United Methodist Church has Kids Korner 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Oct. 18. The program is for K-fifth graders who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and a take-home-snack-sack. There is a 9:30 a.m./12:15 p.m. pick-up/return in front of the red barn in Marshall's Mobile Home Park and a 9:45 a.m./12:30 p.m. pick-up/return in front of St. John's United Methodist Church in the Martinsville community. Any questions, call Centenary UMC office, 633-4510.

Hospital scarf drive

In honor of Working Women's Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shelbyville Business and Professional Women (BPW) is encouraging all members and the entire community to participate in the Jewish Hospital Scarf Drive. BPW is collecting scarves at Shelby-Fit-for-Life, 169 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville, Oct. 15-31. Donors will be registered to win an original painting by Jewish Hospital employee Carla Shirrell-Smith.

Paper shredding

The Eminence Christian Church will sponsor A+ Paper Shredding at the Make A Difference Day at the Henry County Recreation and Service Park north of New Castle on Hwy. 55, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. They will shred documents. Magazines and newspapers will not be accepted. Any sensitive documents (such as cancelled checks, tax documents, etc. will be accepted). Clips, staples , floppy discs, CDs and credit cards can all be shredded. All paper is recycled 100%. Donations will be accepted and will be given toward the new playground equipment being built in memory of Michael Brent.

Art reception/CASA event

Shelby Artists on Main's 5th Anniversary art exhibit and reception is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the gallery at 617 Main St., Shelbyville. The event is a fundraiser for CASA, and the public is invited. For additional information about the event, call 633-7273 during business hours or for more information about CASA, call 647-2155.

Pancake club

Crestview's new Pancake Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. Everyone 55 and older is invited. After Oct 22 the meeting day will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Realtors event

The Shelbyville Board of Realtors Keyed In Event for October will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Oct. 23, at the Farm Bureau office located on Mt. Eden Road. The event is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Family Activity Center

The Splash Festival is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park. There will be children's apple crafts, homemade applesauce and other local apple products. For an additional $2, children may swim and pick out a pumpkin from the pool to paint. For information, call 633-5059.

Realtors luncheon

The Oct. 16 luncheon for the Shelbyville Board of Realtors is 11:30 a.m. at the Waldridge Center. It is sponsored by The Sentinel News. The guest speaker will be Steve Doyle, the new Sentinel-News editor.

EMT class

Shelby County EMS will be conducting an EMT-Basic Course beginning 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 2009. The course will be held at the Shelby County Emergency management Office at 98 North 7th street in Shelbyville. The course will be approximately 180 hours. Enrollment into the course is limited to 25 students. For information, contact Rick Frank at SCEMS, 633-5725.

Fish fry

Cropper Ruritan Club is having a fish fry 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the firehouse in Cropper. The menu includes hand-cut, hand-battered fish with potato wedges, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. Adult plate,$9; child plate, $6; and fish sandwich, $5. Eat-in or carryout. Proceeds benefit community service projects.

CASA orientation

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


Fit for Life is collecting shoes through Oct. 15. The goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes in the Louisville area. Check your closet for those "still good but too small, I'll never wear" shoes. Bring them to Shelby Fit for Life at 169 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville. For anyone wishing to join as a new member, we will give 50% off the joining fee on any new membership as a thanks for donating a pair of shoes. For more information or directions, call 647-7867.

Parent support group

A parent support group meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Dorman Preschool Center. The group is made up of parents and caregivers who face challenges of raising children with social, emotional or behavioral diagnoses. Childcare and dinner provided. To respond, call 437-0544 or 422-2198.

Retired teachers

The community is invited to the meeting of the Shelby County Retired Teachers, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, at the Stratton Center. Legislative candidates Bill Young and Brad Montell will speak and answer questions. There will also be a short program presented on CASA.

Historical Society

The Shelby County Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Stratton Center. Featured speaker John Graham will talk about Elija Marrs, a slave who became administrator for African-American schools after the Civil War.

Amber Oaks

Festivity and Fun is featured 5-7 p.m. October 17, at Amber Oaks Assisted Living Community. The event, for the community, will have food, entertainment, face painting, a band, and Barbara Riley's chili and games.

Book signings

James Cleveland and Bill Matthews, compiler and publisher, of the "Book Portrait of the Past, A Pictorial History of Shelby County, Kentucky: 1865-1980," will be present at a book signing 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Sixth & Main Coffee House. Byron Crawford, columnist for The Courier-Journal, wrote the foreword of the book. Although Crawford will not attend the signing, he will pre-sign copies of the book. For information, call Bill Matthews, 633-7766 or 321-1462.

Yoga classes

The Shelby County Family Activity Center (FAC) is offering Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. For information, call the FAC, 633-5059.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Commonwealth Bank, East Branch, 1501 Mount Eden Rd., in Shelbyville. For information, contact Kelly Perry or Annette Richardson, 232-7040.

Caryatid meeting

The Caryatid Book Club outing to the Speed Museum will meet 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23, at the Smith-McKinney parking lot at Village Plaza to carpool to the museum.

Children's event

Shelby Pediatrics is sponsoring a free seminar, Homework Strategies for Success, for grades 2-5, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, at the office. Respond to 633-7337.

Community orchestra

Rehearsals for the community orchestra are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday nights, beginning Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church, Shelbyville. The first performance is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Wakefield-Scearce Gallery courtyard.


The Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Stratton Center.

Rose club

The speaker for the Oct. 20 meeting of the Capital City Rose Club will be Karen Angelucci, author of Secrets of Kentucky Gardeners and Secrets of Tennessee Gardening. The meeting begins 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office.

Fall Fest

The Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center is having a Fall Fest, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be coffee and donuts, a yard sale and crafts show. Booth spaces are available, $20.

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.

Cycling group

Shelby County Cyclists will resume rides in the Spring. For more information, call Tom at 502-220-4136, or email mainstreet@treespotting.com.

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 p.m. to 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 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.

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.

Retirees Meeting:

The Jefferson Regional Chapter of county, state, and city police retirees will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Ryan's Restaurant, 5338 Bardstown Rd., at Piccadilly Square. Those still working but eligible to retire may attend. For information, call 502-895-5579.

Book sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale is accepting gently-used books (no molded or mildewed books), children's games, DVD's, for the Annual Book Sale (Oct 24-25). Leave them in the library's basement Community Room (against the wall, behind the chairs). For more information, call 722-9596.

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.

Gardening meeting

All gardeners may help the Shelby County Master Gardeners at the Arboretum at Clear Creek Park. Weather permitting, the work will begin 9 a.m. Thursdays. For information or questions, please contact Vicki at 633-3248.

Farmer's market

The Shelby County Farmer's Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. For more information, call Suzi Rice, 633-7868.

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.

Downtown contest

Shelby Development Corporation's Scarecrow Contest for Shelbyville businesses will be judged Oct. 22. Registration deadline is Oct. 8. For information, contact 633-5029.

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 more information, contact Wanda at 633-2218.

Tumble Time

The Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time classes for children. Cathy Wilhoit, certified fitness instructor, will lead classes for 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and 6-8 year olds. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for more information.


Class of 1983 -- The 25-year reunion is Nov. 8 at Claudia Sanders. If you did not receive an email, contact Paula Morris at morrispaular@aol.com or 593-9143, or Lora Hawkins at thawk3234@shelbywireless.net or 257-2902. Details of the reunion can be found at www.schs83.com.

Class of 2003 -- The Shelby County High School class of 2003's five-year reunion is being planned. For more 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 1988 -- The Shelby County High School class of 1988 reunion planning continues and members are being sought to help. For more information e-mail Jeannie Gaines at jstivers225@gmail.com, call Tonya Webb 502-529-9011, or log-on to www.classmates.com.

Taylorsville High School -- Class of 1978 30-year reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 25. For more information, go to www.TaylorsvilleHigh1978.com or call 502-682-4511.