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By The Staff

Community datebook   Public meetings

The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.

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

The Shelby County School Board meets 7 p.m. Thursday in East Middle cafeteria, 600 Rocket Lane. Among the items on the agenda is installation of Austin Crowe as the Student School Board Representative.

      This week   Retired teachers meeting

The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will have dinner meeting 6 p.m. Thursday 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.

  Shelbyville Lion's Club

Shelbyville Lion's Club meets noon Thursday at Sam's Place in Shelbyville.

  Mount Eden Ruritan meeting The Mount Eden 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, starting 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.

  Beekeeping event

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

  Learning disabilities meeting

Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

  Stormhaven event

Stormhaven Youth Ranch Fall Fundraiser is Thursday 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.

  Community college event

Dr. Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will launch a campaign to raise awareness of and support for the state's community and technical colleges 8:30-9:15 a.m. Thursday in the lobby of the Shelby County Campus.

  Kiwanis meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center. Our speaker will be Teresa Bottom with Lifebridge for Animals. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 for a luncheon reservation.

  Shelby Development Corporation meeting

Shelby Development Corporation's board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.

  Wright Elementary Festival

The Wright Elementary Fall Festival is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the school. There will be a chili supper ($5/$3), inflatables, live and silent auctions and booths. For information, call the school, 633-5222.

  Fish fry

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

  Class of 1984

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

  Scholarship walk

The Samantha Mathus-Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund Walk is 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasureville. For information or donations, contact Sheryl Mathus, 437-0657.

  Community theater fall workshops

Get rid of your Shakes-FEAR! John Benjamin, director of the winter production of Romeo and Juliet, will teach preparation for auditions or just how to read, interpret and characterize Shakespearean characters. Three consecutive sessions are 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St. Cost is $20 total for the three sessions. Workshop space is limited. 

  Yard sale fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville will hold their annual yard sale 7 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday, 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 7 p.m. Saturday 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 Saturday, 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 Saturday 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. Monday at Floral Hall of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Cost is $25. For information, contact Shelley Goodwin, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 633-1636.

  Lodge meeting

The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

  Support group

An ALS (Lou Geri's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurst Bourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

  Caryatid Book Club

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

  Rotary meeting

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

  Next week Julian Carroll to speak

Former Kentucky Governor Julian Carroll will speak at the chili supper 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stratton Community Center. This is part of an ongoing educational and lecture series sponsored by the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee. The price for the chili supper is $5.

  Donate Blood

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Commonwealth Bank on Midland Trail in Shelbyville 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28 for blood donations. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.org to make an appointment and for more information and restrictions. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

  Fish fry

The Mount Eden Raritan Club will have its annual fish fry from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 30. Homemade pies will be on hand for desert.

  CWF Fall Luncheon

The CWF Fall Luncheon is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike, in Shelbyville. The meal is homemade turkey salad, sandwiches, chips, drink and pie for only $7. Dine-in, delivery and carry out are available. Call 633-3345 for more information.

  Craft Bazaar

The 4th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar is 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. Crafts, products or services are featured. A limited number of 10x10 spaces are available, $25. Call 633-3345 for additional information. All proceeds benefit the Nurture Committee.

  Gallery Gala

Wakefield-Scearce Gallery Christmas Gala begins Nov. 4. The galleries are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There will be live music, fruitcake and punch. Wakefield-Scearce will be closed Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

  Upcoming Garden club picnic

The Four Season's Garden Club French Picnic and Auction is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at Shelby County Community Theatre. For reservations and ticket information, call or email Phyllis Koch, (502) 845-7297, or Diann Cook, cook7877@bellsouth.net.

  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.

  Shelbyville Festival of Lights

The annual downtown Shelbyville holiday season kickoff is 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7. There will be vocal performances, wagon rides and all sorts of food festivities. The lighting of the city's Christmas tree will be just after dark.

  Gift Market

The First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville invites the community to their annual Alternative Gift Market on 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Presbyterian Church, at 629 Main Street in Shelbyville. This is an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts to honor your friends and relatives by helping those in need. Donations to benefit a charity or mission will be accepted. Descriptive inserts, hand-made gift cards and gift boxes will be provided to inform your recipients of your gifts.

  Christmas event

Christmas in New Castle is Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. There will be Christmas Open House at area businesses, a twilight parade, music, pictures with Santa and more.