Community Datebook Oct. 14, 2009

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By The Staff

Public meetings

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

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

Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in city hall on Veechdale Road.

  One Book, One Community

As part of the One Book, One Community program, Kentucky writer Bobbie Ann Mason will read from the book Feather Crowns and answer questions 6 p.m. today in the Hudson Room of the library. A reception is 5 p.m. before the reading. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

  Crochet clinic

A free crochet clinic is 10 a.m.-noon today at the Shelby County Extension Office. Robin Dunavan will assist with answers to crochet questions. The clinic is sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to sign up.

  Military board meeting

The Kentucky Military Family Assistance Trust Fund Board will hold its Fall 2009 meeting at 1 p.m. today in the Emergency Operations Center at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The Trust Fund Board will review the minutes of the May 14 board meeting, recent applications for assistance, personnel status, administrative issues, the 2009 Annual Report and the current Trust Fund balance. The meeting is open to the public; however, a photo identification is required for access to Boone National Guard Center.

  Collins High School forum

A public forum for anyone interested in the new Martha Layne Collins High School is 7 p.m. Thursday in the Shelby County High School theater. Collins principal Anthony Hatchell will answer questions.

  Support group

Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

  Retired teachers

Reservations for the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association dinner meeting are due by Thursday to Brenda Richardson, 829-0069 or Peytona7@aol.com. The dinner meeting is 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Stratton Center. Cost is $12.

  Lions Club

Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center. 

  Lodge meeting

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

  Holiday assistance applications

Applications for the Salvation Army Angel Tree holiday assistance can be filled out 2:30-6 p.m. Thursday and Monday and Oct. 27 and 29; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Victory Baptist Church, Main Street in Shelbyville.

  Ruritan meeting Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.   Tai Chi program

The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi Program for five weeks 10-11 a.m. Thursday. The instructor, Linda Frank, studied under Dr. Paul Lam, who designed this program for the Arthritis Foundation. Visit TaiChiProductions.com to learn more. Call the Extension Office, 633-4593, to pre-register. The cost is $39 for 5 weeks.

  KSU Homecoming

Kentucky State University alumni and friends will return to campus Friday through Sunday for Turn Back the Hands of Time, Homecoming 2009 for series of events.

  Red Orchard event

Clear Creek Trailblazers will be picking up walnuts at Red Orchard Park 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Linda Allewalt will give a presentation on Native Fall Blooming Wildflowers from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Red Orchard. The public may attend these events.

  Dog Days

Metzger’s Country Store Dog Days is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the store, Buck Creek Road and U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. Shelby County Humane Society (SCHS) volunteers are needed for the event, 9 a.m-noon or noon-3:30 p.m. There will be adoptable dogs, a table to sell SCHS logo items and information about the Humane Society. Rabies shots are 9-11 a.m. Call Metzger’s for appointment, 722-8850. Microchipping is $15. Dog licensing is $5. Blessing of the Animals is at noon. Agility and obedience demonstrations hourly. Paula Sparrow, author of Creature Comforts, will sign her book. Many rescue organizations and pet vendors are represented. Dog costume contest is 10 a.m. Call Metzger’s to register, 722-8850.

  Republican Party breakfast

The Shelby County Republican Party pancake breakfast is 7-10 a.m. Saturday at The Stratton Center in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Jennifer Decker, SCRP Chairman, 633-4925.

  Horse show

The Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association Show is 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Academy Show is 11 a.m. For information, contact Peggy Bramerloh, (859) 391-5272.

  Pancake Club

Crestview Pancake Club meets 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, for anyone over 55, at Crestview Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1871 Midland Trail. For information, call 633-2454.


Hallow-Fun Kids Korner is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The program is for K-fifth-graders. The children are given an opportunity to share in free games, crafts and stories before enjoying a hot meal and a take-home-snack-sack. Some winter coats are available for those with needs. For information or transportation, call Centenary UMC office, 633-4510.

  Fish fry

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

  Lodge meeting

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

  Guthrie’s help desk

Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Shelby County at 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Stratton Community Center located at 215 Washington St.

  Rotary meeting

Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.


Project Graduation planning meet

Parents of high school juniors and seniors are invited to a planning meeting for Project Graduation 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Shelby County High School cafeteria. Project Graduation is an overnight event that takes place each year after the high school graduation. For information, call Sharon Purdom at the high school, 633-2344.

  Optimist Club meeting

Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New China Buffet.

  Next week   Retired teachers meeting

The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will have dinner meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Stratton Center. Reservations to Brenda Richardson, 829-0069 or Peytona7@aol.com by Thursday. Cost is $12. The meeting begins 7 p.m. for those who want to attend only the meeting.

  Beekeeping event

Bee School with the newly formed Shelby County Beekeepers Association is 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at the Cooperative Extension Office. For information, call 633-4593.

  Stormhaven event

Stormhaven Youth Ranch Fall Fundraiser is Oct. 22 at Gallrein Farms. There will be dinner and a square dance at a cost of $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under. Children who come to the ranch are free. Purchase tickets by calling Gaye Cox at 655-0845 or 461-7388.

  Fish fry

The Wingate Lodge is having a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Simpsonville lodge. There will be fish, cole slaw, baked beans, French fries and dessert.

  Yard sale fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville will hold their annual yard sale 8 a.m. Oct. 24 in the parking lot at Ace Hardware. As all members donate items for the sale, the selection will be varied and plentiful. Proceeds benefit the children of Shelby County.

  Gift market

Appalachian Crafts will be on sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24 and noon-2 p.m. Oct. 25, in the Fellowship Hall of Centenary United Methodist Church, 5th and Washington streets in Shelbyville. Centenary is hosting the craft event to give you an opportunity to purchase quality Appalachian crafts and support Red Bird Mission, which serves families in need living in eastern Kentucky.

  Student concert

Main Street Music and More’s second annual student concert, A Brief History of Rock, is 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Shelby County Community Theatre. Cost is $5 each show, or $8 both shows. For information, call 647-9266.

  Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk

Costumes and dogs on leash are welcome at the Pumpkin Run/Walk Oct. 24, beginning at 6th and Main streets in Shelbyville. There are events for children. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Prizes for best costume as well as for the run. Information by calling Krista, (502)655-0368 or see www.Active.com. The event benefits the Center for Women & Families, Shelby County.

  Moonlight Social

The Moonlight Social fundraiser for the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks is Oct. 24 at Briar Rose Estate on Anderson Lane. For information call the park, 633-5059.

  Shelby County Show Choir

The Dinner and a Show featuring the Shelby County High School Show choir is 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Floral Hall of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Cost is $25. For information, contact Shelley Goodwin, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 633-1636.

  Upcoming Caryatid Book Club

The Caryatid Book Club will tour the Old Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the Clark History Center Oct. 27. Meet 10:15 a.m. at Governor’s Square for a 10:30 a.m. departure. For information, call Ann Smiser or Ann Armstrong.

  Trims and Whims

The annual Christmas Trims and Whims is 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Wright Elementary. Lunch is available in the tearoom.

  Finchville School

The seventh reunion of all former students and teachers of Finchville School is being planned for Saturday. Reunion time is 5 p.m. with dinner, 6 p.m. For information, contact Darlene Arington, 633-2436, or Kathy Ranard, 747-0058.

  Class of 1979

The Shelby County High School Class of 1979 reunion is 5-12 p.m. Saturday at Gallrein Farms. Cost is $30 per person at the door. For information, e-mail nayinky1@yahoo.com.

  Class of 1989

The Shelby County High School Class of 1989 reunion reception is Saturday at the Galt House in Louisville. Go to www.schsclassof1989.com for more information, registration and to find out about tailgating at the Rockets Football game the night before. Send in payment by Labor Day for October reunion. Make check payable to SCHS Class of 1989. Contact Laura and Greg Smith at 502-664-4949 for additional information.

  Class of 1984

The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 24. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.