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The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.
The Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 627 Main St.
Walmart will have a reading event 10 a.m. Thursday at the
Shelbyville Walmart. Volunteers will read the children's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar to children. The event is Walmart's participation in the Jumpstart Read for the Record program. Walmart plans to donate $1 from each Very Hungry Caterpillar book sale to Jumpstart programs.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting is 7: p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Extension Office. For information, call 633-4593.
Shelbyville Lion's Club
The Shelbyville Lion's Club meets noon Thursday at Sam's Place in Shelbyville.
Waddy Ruritan Club and the Finchville Ruritan clubs meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville will not hold their regular noon meeting Thursday. Instead, members and their guests will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for the annual Officers Installation Banquet. All members are encouraged to attend.
Shelby County Car Club cruise is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Auto Wise on Boone Station Road.
The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks' Blood Orchard haunted barn is every Friday and Saturday in October at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville. Not for children under 10. Cost is $12. For information, call 633-5059.
The Shelbyville Fire Department is sponsoring a haunted house 7 p.m. until midnight Fridays and Saturdays at Governor's Square Shopping Center. Cost is $8 each. For 10 or more, $6 each.
Friday is the registration deadline for the Shelby Development Corporation's Scarecrow Contest in downtown Shelbyville. For information, call 633-5029. The deadline for the Christmas Window Competition and the Snowman Competition is Oct. 23.
Halloween at the Louisville Zoo
The World's Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo begins Friday. The zoo closes to daytime visitors at 3 p.m. on event days Oct. 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 and 28-30. For answers to frequently asked questions about the party, visit http://www.louisvillezoo.org/events/halloween.htm.
Holiday assistance applications
Applications for the Salvation Army Angel Tree holiday assistance can be filled out 6-9 p.m. Friday; 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Oct. 15, 19, 22, 27 and 29; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Victory Baptist Church, Main Street in Shelbyville.
Stool caning class
Reservations ($40) are due by Friday for the stool caning class at the extension office. The one-day class is 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Shelby County Extension Office. This covers the cost of the oak footstool and caning materials. Call 633-4593 to reserve your spot in the class.
Truck and tractor pull
The Shelby County Fall Truck and Tractor Pull, rescheduled from last month, is Friday and Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. For information, call Jimmy Hance, 220-6016.
The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon Friday.
Wild Game Feast and Auction
The 2nd Annual Fall Hunting Kickoff and Wild Game Feast is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Settle Gym, behind the Shelby County Board of Education. The event includes a wild game dinner, a live and silent auction and entertainment. Included in the live auction are two premier hunting trips. A Benelli Super Black Eagle II gun will be given away. Proceeds support outreach activities for Centenary Methodist Youth Fellowship. For information or to purchase tickets, call Derek Robinette, 633-4510.
A Zumba for Dummies workshop/demonstration is 9-10 a.m. Saturday in the gym of the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. There will be basics of Zumba led by Beth Hoehner and door prizes. Information will be available about classes available. Sponsored by Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks.
The Lawrenceburg Club annual Wine Fest is 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the co-host Lovers Leap Winery on Lanes Mill Road. Music will be provided by Greg Breeding and Friends, Hurley Ridge, Logan Leet and other country and bluegrass performers. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $5 from every Rotarian and at the gate. A table for six is $75. The event funds The Lawrenceburg Club projects.
The Central Kentucky Highland Games is 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Eminence. The games will feature piping, drumming, athletics, vendors and musical guest Mothergrove. For more information, see www.Kyhighlandgames.com.
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom has Fright Fest Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. For information, see sixflags.com or call (800) SCREAMS.
Business and Professional Women
Beverly Hilger, Coordinator of Volunteer Advocates for CASA, will be the guest speaker at the Shelbyville Business & Professional Women Meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Kentucky Farm Bureau offices on Mount Eden Road. All local business women and men are invited to attend for networking, dinner and program. For more information or to respond for the meeting, contact Gina McCarty at (502) 245-8772.
The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Home builders meeting
Shelby County Council of Home Builders Association of Louisville meets 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Sponsors are Atmos Energy and CMB Development. The guest speaker is Torrey Smith, principal broker/owner of Torrey Smith Realty.
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
United Way event
Twenty percent of checks at Buckhead Mountain Grill in Louisville will be donated to Metro United Way. For information, see www.metrounitedway.org.
Mothers of Preschoolers monthly meeting is 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Shelby Christian Church. MOPS is open to any mother of preschoolers. Childcare and food are provided. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
Do you need help with a crochet project? Plan to attend the free Crochet Clinic 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Robin Dunavan will assist with answers to crochet questions. The Crochet Clinic is sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to sign up.
The Kentucky Military Family Assistance Trust Fund Board will hold its Fall 2009 meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday 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.
Next week Retired teachers
Reservations for the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association dinner meeting are due by Oct. 15 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.
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Simpsonville Community Center.
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. Oct. 15. 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.
Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus is having a Halloween Bash for the community 5-7 p.m. Oct. 16. Children fifth grade and younger may come to trick-or-treat and play games. Organizations in the community have booths.
Shelby cheerleaders' alumni lunch
Former cheerleaders of Shelby County High School (SCHS) are having a fundraiser for cheerleading before the school becomes two high schools and recognize those who have cheered and the traditions that have been passed down. Former coaches will share their fondest memories. The event, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 in the cafeteria of Shelby County High School, will include lunch, celebrations of the past and present and a performance by current cheerleaders. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the SCHS or from Debbie Hembree, 633-0439, or Heather Fallen, 321-1688. Photographs for a slideshow may be shared with Fallen or Hembree.
Finchville School reunion
The seventh reunion of all former students and teachers of Finchville School is being planned for Oct. 17. 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 reunion is Oct. 17 at Gallrein Farms. Payment of $25 per person may be paid for the October reunion. After Oct. cost is $30 per person. Mail payment to SCHS Class of '79, 1289 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, 40342. For information, e-mail email@example.com for details.
The Shelby County Republican Party pancake breakfast is 7-10 a.m. Oct. 17 at The Stratton Center in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Jennifer Decker, SCRP Chairman, 633-4925.
The Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association Show is 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Academy Show is 11 a.m. For information, contact Peggy Bramerloh, (859) 391-5272.
Class of 1989
The Shelby County High School Class of 1989 reunion reception is Oct. 17 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.
The Fourteenth Annual ColorFest is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. There will be food, Kentucky crafts, the Scarecrow Jubilee.
Cropper Ruritan Club is having a fish fry 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 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.
Upcoming Project Graduation planning meeting
Parents of high school juniors and seniors are invited to a planning meeting for Project Graduation 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 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.
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.
Master storyteller Thomas Freese will tell ghost stories 6:15-7:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Shelby County Public Library. Weather permitting, the event will be on the front lawn.
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.
Class of 1984
The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 24. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.
Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk
The Shelby County Woman's Club's 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk is Oct. 24 in Shelbyville. Sponsorship commitments are requested from local businesses. For information, contact Krista Hamilton, president, 655-0368 or Susan Bradley, vice-president, 544-2753.
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.
Trims and Whims
The annual Christmas Trims and Whims is Nov. 7-8 at Wright Elementary. The event is sponsored by members of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.
The 36th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is Nov. 7-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. Parking is $6. For information, see www.livestockexpo.org or call (502) 595-3166.
Rodeo in Louisville
The North American Championship Rodeo is 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 12-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For information, call (502) 595-3166. Tickets are on sale, (800) 487-1212.
The Shelby County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary 4th Annual Holiday bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Fire Station One on Alpine Drive. Lunch is available. All proceeds go to the WHAS Crusade for Children. For information on booth rental, call Annissa Judd, 647-9353.
Recurring Weekly bike ride
A beginners' bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Red Orchard Park is available for horse riding on Wednesdays, the second and fourth weekends and holidays. Also, the horse ring is available for use on those days. Call 633-5059 for more information.
The 2009 Shelby County Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Coots Barn of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Call Doug Burkett, 633-7484, for information. The Simpsonville Farmers Market is 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through the end of October at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. Locally grown in-season vegetables, fruits, eggs, beef, pork, soap, potted plants and more will be available. Contact Lee Lafferty at 502-905-9113 or LeeLaf@ShelbyBB.net for additional information.
A new Yoga Class at the Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info call 633-7667 for visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (For all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic (1900 Midland Trail) times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Red Cross training
The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at our Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, 502-437-5147.
The Family Activity Center (FAC) of Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time for children 2-8. Cost is $35 for the 4-week course. The instructor is Cathy Wilhoit. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for information.
Announcements Shelby Development deadlines
Shelby Development Corporation's Scarecrow Contest for Shelbyville merchants registration deadline is Oct. 9. The registration deadline for the Christmas Window Design Contest is Oct. 23. For information, call 633-5029.
The Celebration of Lights is Nov. 7 in Shelbyville. To rent booth space, contact Harriet Massey, 633-4701. Prices vary. Non-profits are free.
Dorman Center bingo
Dorman Center sponsored bingo is 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the bingo center on Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville. For information, call 722-8500.
An autism support group for parents/caregivers of children with autism meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Associates in Pediatric Therapy (1900 Midland Trail, Shelbyville). Open to all. Call 633-1007 with questions.
To become a CASA volunteer in Shelby or Spencer Counties, contact Beverly Hilger at 502-647-2155. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) also has a need for 250 sq. ft. of office space. CASA is a non-profit, and donations are tax deductible, under 501C.
LifeBridge for Animals will provide spaying and neutering 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.
Library book sale
Friends of the Library are accepting books for the October book sale. For information, contact the library, 633-3803.
Operation CatSnip of Ky. Inc. is a local organization dedicated to trap, neuter and release feral cat populations. For information call 633-1199 or 220-0271. Over 253 cats have been spayed or neutered.
Community Coordinated Child Care sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for Family Day Care Homes. Meals are served at no separate charge to children participating homes. Day Care providers who wish to enroll children in the program must complete a free and reduced price meal application. For more information, contact Becky Lewis, (502) 618-5677.
Center for Women and Children
Funds from all single classes and 2-week unlimited packages purchased for 6:30 p.m. Thursday classes in August, September and October will go to the Center for Women and Children. For information, call Hot Yoga, 321-2020.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God's Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. They are in the Village Plaza Shopping Center; for information, call 647-0300.
A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned. No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. The 12-week class is being offered locally. For registration and information, call 502-529-9311.
ACT Now Ministries
ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633.4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.
Veteran business help
Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a website dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at 270-763-6961, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby County Humane Society
Foster homes are needed for dogs and cats. Training provided. For more information, contact email@example.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. Training provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 633-4033.
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.
Field of Bricks campaign
SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements. Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed at Robert Doyle Stadium. Donor cost is $100, each brick. For information, call 633-2344.
Louisville Chapter No. 127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member of former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.