Datebook: April 13, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
The Shelby County School Board will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Middle School. This meeting is open to the public.
Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

This week
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes will be today, April 20, 27 and May 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. Bob Devers is the instructor. For more information, call Linda Mahone at 502-633-3803 or visit marketing@scplibrary.net.
Library’s author event
Gurney Norman will be the guest author 6-7 p.m. Thursday for a third in the series of “Spend an Evening with....” at the Shelby County Public Library He is a charter member of the faculty of the Hindman Settlement School’s Writers Workshop and continues to serve as a senior writer in residence for that annual event. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. All ages are welcome, Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Operation Care style show
Operation Care’s Encore Shop will have a style show, showcasing prom dresses and wedding attire, at 5 p.m. Thursday at Operation Care, 708 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville. The dresses and jewelry worn by the models will be available for sale. The Encore Shop features gently used clothing, shoes and jewelry. The Encore Shop is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spring fashion show
The annual Spring Fashion Show sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will begin with a buffet lunch at noon Thursday at your Shelby County Extension Office. Door prizes will be given away, and a silent auction will take place, with the proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Project at the University of Kentucky.  The $10 lunch reservation is due to the Shelby County Extension Office by Friday.  Please call 633-4593 for more information.
New beekeepers and experienced beekeepers will soon be accepting their 3-pound packages of honey bees. Want to know how the experienced beekeepers install the bees into a hive body and know what to look for on the frames? Come to the next meeting of the Shelby County Beekeepers Association 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Shelby County Extension office. Contact Becky Collier at 633-7619 for more details.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets noon Thursday at Sam’s Place in Shelbyville.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
SBDM schedule at SCHS
SBDM council meetings for Shelby County High School will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and June 2 at the main office conference room.
High school choral show
The Shelby County and Collins high school choral departments present “Music From Around the World” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the SCHS auditorium. The event features CHS Descants, SCHS eighth-grade choir, SCHS chamber singers, SCHS treble singers and SCHS tapestry jazz choir. Admission is $2.
Healthcare professionals meeting
The monthly Shelbyville Healthcare Professionals group meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in the lower level community room. Lunch is provided at no cost. Meetings are open to any provider who services the Shelbyville area community. Providers who attend provide services that benefit our frail elderly, geriatric and low-income populations.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The third annual Kentucky Hwy. 55 yard sale will be Thursday-Sunday. The yard sale is open to residents of Carroll, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair, Taylor, Trimble and Russell counties. Originally begun in Shelby County, headquarters for the yard sale will be the old Finchville school in Finchville. If you are interested in holding a yard sale in your community, or would like to reserve a vender’s booth, call 502 834-7754. Let us know where you are located, and we will post you on a map so people can find you.
Free tax assistance
HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc., which is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Thursday at 330 Main Street. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (March 5, 19 and April 2) through  April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road on Mondays and Thursdays through Friday. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Free tax prep services
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalitions and HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute, in partnership with United Way, have trained volunteers to help with tax returns. Households who earn up to $49,000 in 2010 can have tax done for free. If earnings are up to $57,000, the free self-filing software is available. Visit metrounitedway.org/freetaxprep2011 to get started.
Zumba to benefit Relay for Life
Team Shelby Fit for Life will offer a Zumba Happy Hour Party to benefit Relay for Life at 6 p.m. Friday in Fit for Life’s Group Exercise Studio on Alpine Drive. Admission is $10, with proceeds to Relay for Life. For more information or to register, call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Shelbyville spring clean-up
The City of Shelbyville’s Department of Public Works will implement a citywide clean-up week through Friday for those residents within the city limits. No businesses are served. Residents should call Public Works at 633-1094 to schedule a pickup.  
‘The Girls of the Garden Club’
The Girls of the Garden Club will open April 15 at the Shelby County Community Theatre in Shelbyville. Performances will be Friday, Saturday and April 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and April at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 633-0242.
Free CPR class
The Shelby County Public Library will host a CPR class 10-11 a.m. Friday, taught by the American Red Cross. This free class is for senior adults 50 years and older. The class covers CPR basics and each person will practice CPR techniques. Completion of this class will not lead to certification. Registration is required with a limit of 15. Call the library 502-633-3803.
Hosparus seeks volunteers
Hosparus needs patient care volunteers and will offer a free training, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at its Shelbyville location, 540 Main St. Pre-registration is required by April 8. To register or for more information, contact Denise Stemm at 719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Stemm about future training opportunities.
Project Graduation fundraiser
A PJ party dinner is 5-8 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Come out and wear your favorite PJ’s for a night of entertainment and silent auction to raise funds for Project Graduation. The cost is $5 for dinner. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Skating party
The youth department of Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a skating party 6-10 p.m. on Friday. The party will be hosted by DJ Energetic, and the cost is $5. Skates will be provided. Call Tihisha M. Rawlins, youth department, at 502-319-3143.
Kids Korner
Kids Korner is Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church. This 10 a.m.-noon program is for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Health and Fitness Fun Day
The eighth annual ìHealth and Fitness Fun Day at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center on  Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.  It will feature mini-classes on zumba, kick boxing, silver sneakers and other movement opportunities. Free health screenings such as blood pressure and glucose will be available.  A childrenís activity section will include many active games and prizes. Everyone will receive valuable information and gain skills for a healthier tomorrow.  Rain or shine.
Touched Twice needs volunteers
A free medical clinic for all of Shelby County is being planned under the auspices of Shelby Touched Twice, a faith-based organization, for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Volunteers are needed to work in all areas of the clinic on that day. Those interested in volunteering may do so on line at shelbytouchedtwice.com.
Finchville Baptist fish fry
Finchville Baptist will have a fish and silent auction 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday. Pre-buy tickets from any mission team member or deacon, $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All funds raised will be used to support a mission trip to Guatemala this summer.
Mounted Games at Red Orchard
USMGA will sponsor another season of Mounted Games at Red Orchard Park on Saturday. A tradition in England is now becoming a fast-growing sport for teaching kids to ride and play with their equine partners. Come out and join the fun or watch the exciting event. For more information call 502-232-2110 or E-mail braidpal@insightbb.com.
State beekeepers meeting
The Kentucky Beekeepers Association will hold its spring meeting 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kentucky State University Research Farm in Frankfort.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
Cropper Ruritan Club fish fry is 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse in Cropper. The adult plate is $9, and a child’s plate is $6. The fish sandwich is $5. The meals include hand cut and battered cod fish, with potato wedges, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. Eat in or Carry out.
Boy Scout pancake breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 470 will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Simpsonville Community gym. The meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 years of age and under.

Next Week
Shelbyville golf scramble
The 13th annual City of Shelbyville E-Z Go Textron Charity Golf Scramble is Monday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. The format will be a 4-person team scramble with prizes awarded to first, second and third places. The second and third place prizes will be determined by a blind-draw. No handicaps will be used. Entry forms are available at Weissinger Hills Golf Course or City Hall. Entry deadline is April 15. For questions contact Bryan Slone at 633-7332.
Wii Bowl for Kids’ Sake
The Wii Bowl for Kids’ Sake is 4-8 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the JCTC Shelby County Campus. Participants will gather pledges, which do not have to be paid up front. A sponsorship form can be received via E-mail upon request to PTKShelbyville@gmail.com. The sponsor information will be brought to the entry point of the lobby and given to the admissions clerk. A ticket for a free pizza meal (valued at $5) will be given to each participant with at least $25 in sponsorships. There will be door prizes as well.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets Monday, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Nature volunteer meeting
Volunteers for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation are needed for the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. There will be a meeting 6 p.m. Monday. Volunteers will have to fill out an application and have background check completed. For more information call Clay Cottongim at 633-5059.
Agricultural marketing class
A course on marketing trends and practices, including new ideas for selling and promoting your operations and market outlook for grain crops, fruits and vegetables, will be at 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Cooperative Extension Office.  Dinner will be served. Call 633-4593 to reserve your meal. No cost to attend.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
SHS class of ‘71 meeting
The Shelbyville High School class of 1971 will have a reunion planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church. For more information call Jim Cleveland 633-8027.
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
The Jennie C Benedict Circle meets noon on Tuesday of the month at various members’ homes. Contact Zerilda Frantz, president at 502-633-4490.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
Bluebird volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to monitor the bluebird boxes at Red Orchard Park and Shelby Trails Park. Training for volunteers is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and during the Earth Day Celebration at Red Orchard on April 30 (time to be announced). Volunteers are needed for 2-week sessions starting May 2 and running through Aug. 21. E-mail hcmeyer@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
Boar presentation for Trailblazers
Joyce Fitzgerald with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources will present a program on the Wild Boars of Kentucky at a meeting of the Clear Creek Trailblazers at 6-8 p.m. April 19. There also will be a refresher course for bluebird monitoring at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
‘Taste of Derby’ fundraiser
The Dare to Care Food Bank’s “Taste of Derby Festival” will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 20 at Slugger Field in Louisville. Science Hill Inn from Shelbyville will participate in the event, which raises money to feed the hungry in Shelby and surrounding counties.
Book signing at library
Author Richard W. Luebbert will sell and sign copies of his new book Jesus for the 21 Century, The Unified Gospel 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Shelby County Public Library. The event will be in the reading room on the third floor. The book is the four complete gospels united into one complete account of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. April 21.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Beginning gardening class
The Shelby County Extension Service offers a beginning gardening class 6 p.m. on April 21. The class will cover basic gardening techniques, insect and disease identification and control and plant selection. Call 633-4593 to register. A minimum of 10 registrants are needed to hold the class.
Extension office job-seeking classes
The Shelby County Extension is offering a class to help job seekers prepare. How to Get a Job Classes are geared for those who are applying for a first-time job, reentering the job market or looking to change positions. On April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., participants will learn how to fill out an application, create a resume and look for a job. On April 26, they will learn how to prepare for an interview, participate in a mock interview, and receive information on Job Resource Fairs that will be held on May 12 and 14.  The How to Get a Job Classes are sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Council, the Goodwill Industries Power of Work Program and many other community partners. Call the extension office at 633-4593 for more information and to register for the free classes.
Fish fry in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry is 5-8 p.m. April 22 at the Mount Eden Ruritan building. The menu includes fish, baked beans, cole slaw and various desserts. For more information, call or E-mail Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
Garden and Art Fair
The Shelby County Master Gardeners will host their annual Garden and Art Fair at 9 a.m-2 p.m. April 23 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.  Vendors will be onsite with plants, equipment and garden-related items.  Food will be available.  The Master Gardeners will offer plants and herbs for sale, and there will be a garden-related yard sale.  For more information, call Carolyn at 633-5193.
Farmers’ market opens
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market will open its season on April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Spring vegetables, transplants, flowers, free-range eggs, honey, jewelry, soaps and wooden items will be available. Blue Ribbon Cooking, Baking and Catering will be preparing and selling locally proudced breakfast items and gourmet coffees. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Free vehicle inspection
The Shelby County Area Technology Center’s automotive class will conduct free vehicle checks at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23 at the NAPA Auto Parts store, 1st and Main streets in Shelbyville. Items to be checked include fluid levels, tires, lights, windshield wipers, air filters, belts, tags and hoses.
Hive inspections
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association will host a field day on April 23 to inspect bee hives. Contact Becky Collier 633-7619 for more details.
Jack Salt concert
Jack Salt sings songs of the sea at 2 p.m. on April 23 at Through the Looking Glass, 629 Washington Street. This is a free performance of sea chanteys, rebel music and traditionals. Call 633-4883 or visit www.shelbyvillelookingglass.com for more information.
Shakespeare group
The Shakespeare group meets 6:30 p.m. April 25 at Through the Looking Glass. This month’s topic is “Witch talk in the Scottish play.” The public is invited to attend.
‘Cinderella’ auditions
Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be 7 p.m. April 25-26 at Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. Roles are available for men and women ages 15-99. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and a song. Cinderella is directed by David Pilkinton. Run dates are July 22-24 and 29-31. For more information, call the theater at 633-0222.
Girl Scouts annual meeting
The Girl Scout leaders of area 8, Kentuckiana Council, will hold their annual spring association meeting in Shelby County at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30-9 p.m. on April 26. Former leaders and other adults from Shelby, Oldham, Henry, Trimble or Carroll counties who have been in Girl Scouting in the past are ask to attend. Organizers ask that if you have a photo you could scan and E-mail for a scrapbook, please contact Diane Price at 321-5635 or spriceathome@aol.com. Also RSVP before April 26.
Business Book Club meeting
Business Book Club meets at the Sixth and Main Coffee House 6 p.m. April 26 at Through the Looking Glass, 629 Washington Street, to discuss The E-myth Revisited. Call 633-4883 or visit www.shelbyvillelookingglass.com for more information.
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1 p.m. April 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. We will have a silent auction in conjunction with the luncheon and will also present the Leadership Shelby Alumnus of the Year award.
Relay for Life fundraiser
The members of Shelby Fit for Life will serve for tips at FireFresh BBQ 5:30-9 p.m. on April 29 with all proceeds going to the Shelby County Relay for Life. Lots of helpers needed. Call 502-647-7867 for more information.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
The Wingate Lodge No. 161 in Simpsonville will have a fish fry 5-8 p.m. on April 29. The menu includes fish, cole slaw, baked beans, fries and dessert.
Earth Day celebration
Earth Day will be celebrated at Red Orchard Park 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 30. The day will include historical re-enactments, environmental education, wildlife exploration with Raptor Rehab and more. Attending will be E-Cycle, A+Shredding and Shelby County Solid Waste will dispose of your old electronics and paper. Featured will be the grand opening of the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 704 Kentucky Street. Tables will be provided, and all displays will be inside the barn, house or under a tent at the park. A food vendor will be on site. Vendors should RSVP by April 10. Call Clay Cottongim 633-5059 or E-mail Sara.Johns@insightbb.com
Relay for Life meetings
Relay for Life committee and team meetings will be at Shelby Fit for Life on Boone Station Road. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. and teams at 7 p.m. on May 3. Bank night is May 17 at Citizens Union Bank on Midland Trail.
Taste of the Oaks
Easter Seals of Louisville’s Taste of the Oaks is May 5 at the Galt House in the Grand Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, and a reserved table for 10 is $750. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781.
Joe B & Denny scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s 6th Annual Joe B and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is May 9 at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Player fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Each foursome plays with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. The fees include 18 holes of golf, cart and green fees, lunch, awards dinner, beverages, and prizes. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502-584-9781.
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner
The Shelby County Democratic Park has set its annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner for  May 11 at Science Hill Inn. The keynote speaker will be Jerry Abramson, candidate for lieutenant governor. Other Democratic candidates for state office have been invited and are expected to attend. Master of ceremonies will again be former Jefferson County Judge-Executive Todd Hollenbach. For more info, E-mail feblaw@bellsouth.net.
Bagdad Days to honor vets
Bagdad Days on May 13-14 will honor WWII veterans as the grand marshals of the parade. The processional will step off at 10 a.m. May 14. Participants will need to be at the Bagdad square at 9:30 a.m. Contact Jeanna Foster 502-633-9444 to participate.
Cushmans in Finchville
Cushmans Club members will display their miniature motorbikes May 13-15 at the Finchville Ruritan Club May 13-15. Contact Alice Montgomery (502) 425-1997 for further information
Luci Center Ball
The Luci Center, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Shelbyville, will hold its annual Luci Ball fundraiser May 14 at Undulata Farm. The theme of this year’s ball is “jeans and jewels.” There will be silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle and other events. For tickets or further information, visit www.thelucicenter.org or call 502-220-4308.
Bagdad Days
The Bagdad Days 5K run/walk is May 14. For a race form, visit www.bagdadbaptist.com and click on the events tab or contact Phyllis Bailey at 640-6062.
Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show is the second Saturday of each month on Hwy. 53/Hwy. 44. Classes included are gaited, western and contest. Visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com or us on Facebook. The meetings are every Thursday before the show at 7 p.m. at Cot Thompson’s barn (Pappy’s Place) on Hwy. 44 just outside of Mount Eden. Membership dues are $10 single, $15 couple and $25 family.
Relay for Life
The 2011 Relay for Life will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 20 and 21 at Collins High School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. To participate on the committee call Lucy at 633-4450 or Karen at 558-5106. For information on cancer call 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org. Cancer survivors are invited to participate in the survivors lap and special recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. Pre-registration by May 1 is encouraged to insure adequate T-shirts and gifts are ordered. Request a registration form by calling Peggy Tschauner, Survivor Chair, at 647-7867 or via E-mail at shelbyffl@yahoo.com. Visit www.relayforlife.org/relay/survivors to register of contact Peggy by E-mail for the link. Register early!  Celebrate Life with More Birthdays! 
Corpus Christi golf scramble
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will hold a golf scramble May 21 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30. Cost $65 per player or $260 per 4-person team. Includes green fees, cart and Famous Barrel Smoked BBQ dinner. Refreshments provided on course. To enter, contact Mike Lambert at 633-2490 or at Kent Herold 647-1479.
Eminence cruise
The big Eminence annual car cruise is 8 p.m. June 4. The event will be held in downtown Eminence.
Moorman golf scramble
The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. Family Life Center Inc. golf scramble begins 8 a.m. on June 24 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Pre-register by June 14. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and other. Entry fees are $75 per player or $300 for a foursome, includes green fees, cart and meal. For more information or to register, call Dorcel Sweeney (633-5922) or Tina Hurt (633-5922).
SCHS and Collins ‘joint’ project graduation
The Class of 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins will have a “joint” Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 4 (date pending if more snow days). Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors for a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free. Volunteers are needed for two-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to volunteer 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Walk for Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Kentucky Region seeks teams and individuals to participate in the inaugural Walk for Wishes on June 11 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration for this non-competitive 5K walk is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit www.makeawishky.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team.
35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242.
Mud bog in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan Mud Bog is 1 p.m. July 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan grounds. Call Yvette Perry 502-376-4291 or E-mail myvetteperry@bellsouth.net for more information.

Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Annual shoe drive
Central Baptist Church in Anderson County is kicking off its annual shoe drive, this year to add victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. All types including dress shoes, work boots, tennis shoes, play shoes and flip-flops can be picked up for free by calling 502-829-5013 or 502-319-0903. Shoes will be collected through the end of April. For more information, visit soles4souls.com or GiveShoes.org.
Arthritis exercise at senior center
The Shelby County Senior Center’s free arthritis exercise will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through May 27. Sessions will last from a half hour to an hour. Contact Susan at 502-633-2218 for more information or visit our center at 207 Washington Street.  
Bones for Life program
The Bones for Life program is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. The next 4-week series is 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays during April at the UK Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information or to register for this program, call 647-7867, E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com or register at the first class.
Business training session
Community Ventures Corporation, a 4-session intensive business training course, will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and 28 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church (CDC building) at 701 Main Street. For more information, call Angela (633-7991).
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts will begin the weekend of May 14 with Cracker Boys. On July 30-31, Leo Knight and Moonlighters are featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20) and New Breed (Sept. 17). The downtown car cruise will be July 30, during the 2011 Horse Show Jubilee, and the car show is Sept. 17. More acts will be added.
Relay for Life auction
Team Shelby Fit for Life will hold its sixth silent auction in early May to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Businesses and individuals are asked to donate auction items. If you would like to donate to the auction, call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Yoga class at library
Yoga for Seniors (52 yrs & older) at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays through May 23 at Shelby County Public Library. The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 40. Students need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Neutral One, between Tractor Supply and Peddler’s Mall and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a sample/clip to Shelbyville’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets April 18, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Cutting horse schedule
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association has set its 2011 schedule for events at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road for April 9-10, May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
‘Biggest’ Loser competition
Bagdad Baptist Church’s Biggest Loser Competition is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with weigh-in and exercise. On Thursday nights the group exercises at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Jo Newton at 502-633-2310.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Mondays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Pediatric group meeting
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, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Looking for volunteers
The Luci Center, a horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities, is looking for volunteers to help in the barn, farm upkeep and helping care for horses. Help is needed in the classes with riders. No experience necessary and training is available. If interested attend our next training orientation 5-7:30 p.m. on April 7. The center is at 500 Hebron Road in Shelbyville. For more information or to sign up, call (502) 220-4308.
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
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.