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Datebook: April 16, 2014

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This week
Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meets at 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call the church at 633-3345.
Beekeepers
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.
One book – one community
A community-wide read of Ahab’s Wife, written by Sena Jeter Naslund, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. One book per person, no reserves. Registration is requested for seating purposes and notification of any program changes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Story hour at library
Elementary Story Hour will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The theme will be “Funny Stories” for ages kindergarten through fourth grade. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
The Foreigner at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre announces its upcoming production of The Foreigner, by Larry Shue and directed by Dr. Jack Wann. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April Thursday through Saturday, April 25-26, and 2:30 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations, call 633-0242 beginning Thursday. The Foreigner is sponsored by Martinrea Heavy Stampings, Inc. and Village Plaza Shopping Center. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Lions Club
Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include herbs, Thursday; growing cucumbers, cantaloupes, squash, etc., May 15; botanical garden shrub and tree tour, June 19; saving heirloom seeds, July 24; establishing an emerald green lawn, Aug. 21; propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
Learning Disabilities
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.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for Commonwealth meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Special guest will be Dr. Joe D’Ambrosio, a professor from UofL’s Kent School of Social Work, who has been recognized in The Courier Journal and USA Today for his research on compassionate love.  He will facilitate a discussion of our vision for Shelby County. For more information, contact Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747, E-mail amanda.osborne@krdcoalition.com or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Library hours
The Shelby County Public Library will be open 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, in observance of Good Friday. The Library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Family fun day at the library
Family Fun Day will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in the Hudson Room for all ages. Guest will be juggler and comedian Paul Kelly. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Earth Day at Red Orchard
Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. Events include kid crafts, bugs and critters, Will’s Grill, Ollie Otter, Farmers’ Market, artisan booths, pony rides, Merrier Melodious Dulcimers, educational booths, DDC of Kentucky Paper Shredding, prescription drug disposal and Bluegrass E-cycle.
Green Thumb University
Gallrein Farms will host the second annual Green Thumb University Saturday. Guest speakers will teach about gardening, lunch will be provided and each student will receive a gift. The cost is $10 per person, and everyone will receive 10 percent off in the greenhouses. For more information, call 633-4849 or 321-4811 or visit www.gallereinfarms.com or on the farm’s Facebook page.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday 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.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Grief recovery support
Grief recovery and suicide loss recovery groups will meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or E-mail pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Steel Magnolias auditions at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theater will hold auditions for Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the theatre. Parts are available for six women. Performance dates are June 6-8 and 13-15. The play is directed by Rick Reinle. For more information, call 633-0222. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  

Next week
OAK luncheon
The Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky organization is sponsoring a free lunch at 11:30 a.m. on April 23 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Attendees will hear from an Ovarian Cancer Survivor about early warning signs of Ovarian Cancer. Reservations are required for the lunch. To reserve a spot, call 633-4593 by April 16.
Hosparus training
Hosparus needs volunteers in Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support, administrative duties, event support, hair care and massage therapy. The non-profit hospice organization will offer a free training from at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. Administration and event support training will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 24. A light dinner will be provided. To register, contact Kathy Ising at 502-719-8935 or kising@hosparus.org. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org.
‘Death is delicious’ at library
Death is Delicious, presented by the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre, will be 6 to 7 p.m. April 24 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Welcome to Café Amore, where love is always on the menu. This exclusive eatery claims that its food will make anyone who tastes it irresistible to the opposite sex.... but, at a very steep price. It’s a recipe for mayhem. Mix in one egomaniacal chef, a hotshot food critic, a desperate diner, a cocky cook and a legendary lothario. Add jealousy, lies, lust, greed and a dash of dark magic. Turn up the heat and you get a steamy mystery and…. MURDER! A dessert bar to die for will be provided. Registration is required and the event is for adults’ 18-and-older. Seating is limited to 60. You can only register yourself; no group registration. If you call in to register you have five days to pick up your ticket. After five days, your ticket will be passed to next person. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on April 24 at Kate’s on Main, 934 Main Street. Libby Igleheart will host. Ann Armstrong will have the program and Libby Igleheart will provide the book.
Highway 55 yard sale
Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27 at the Finchville Community Center. The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a country style breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday; and a fried chicken dinner from noon to 2:30 pm. on Sunday of the event. For any information on the event, call Anne or Keith at 502-437-0353.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. on April 25. The menu includes fish, choice of three sides, dessert and drink for a donation of $8.
EKU alumni weekend
Eastern Kentucky University alumni will host the annual alumni weekend from April 25-27 on campus in Richmond. This year’s event features special reunions for the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979 and 1984, and the Class of 1964 will be inducted as Pioneers. Alumni of all years are welcome. The banquet will be at 6 p.m. April 26 in the Keen Johnson Ballroom. Tickets for the banquet are $36 each. A concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 25 with the legendary bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs at the EKU Center for the Arts. Tickets are $34 when ordered through the Alumni Association. For more information, or to make reservations for any of the events, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 859-622-1260 or, toll-free, 866-624-4050, or e-mail alumni.relations@eku.edu. A full listing of Alumni Weekend events is available at alumni.eku.edu/events/alumni-weekend-2014.
Bagdad School reunion
The annual reunion dinner for all former students who have attended Bagdad School, including those who have or have not graduated, will be at 6 p.m. April 26 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. For details, call 633-6058.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a fish fry dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on April 26 at the firehouse in Cropper on Hwy 43. The meal includes hand-cut, hand-breaded cod, cole slaw, potato wedges, baked beans, dessert and drink at $10 for adults and $7 for children. Carry-outs will be available. The proceeds are to support community service projects. Come enjoy the good food and fellowship.
Finchville Baptist dinner
The Guatemala Mission Team will have a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 26 at Finchville Baptist Church, 5270 Taylorsville Road. The cost is $10 for an adult plate and $7 for 12 years and under. The meal includes fish, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw, dessert and beverage. Carry-out will be available. After eating, peruse and bid on the silent auction items. All proceeds and donations will go directly to the team members to help with transportation costs, leaving June 22 and returning June 29.
DAR genealogy workshop
The Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on April 26 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 Eighth Street, for anyone interested in help with research and/or becoming a member of the DAR. The workshop will feature Linda Closson from the State DAR Volunteer Genealogy Committee. Seating will be limited, get reservations by calling 502-593-5791 or 502-321-9244. For more information, call Ann Haley Morris, 502-593-5791 or E-mail amorris422@Bellsouth.net.
Meet and greet legislators
Meet and Greet legislators from 10 a.m. to noon on April 26 in the reading room on the third floor of the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Your state legislators have set aside this time for you to come to the library to answer any questions you may have and to express your concerns. Join for light refreshments and engaging conversation. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Master Gardener plant sale
This year’s Master Gardener plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The sale is a chance to get locally grown herbs and perennials from the yards of Shelby County’s Master Gardeners. In addition, Shelby County High School’s FFA chapter will also be selling plants, including their excellent ferns. Other vendors will also have plants and gardening items for sale. Come out and support the Master Gardeners and the local FFA.
Book sale
The Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road, will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. This very affordable sale is a great time to buy books for your summer reading. The Shelby County Extension Homemakers Book Club sponsors the sale. Donations for the book sale are being accepted from April 21-25 at the Shelby County Extension Office.
WaterStep at Collins
The National Honor Society at Collins High School will host a benefit concert for WaterStep from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 26 in the outdoor courtyard at Collins High School. A variety of bands will be playing throughout the afternoon. Admission is any old pair of shoes. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to WaterStep. For more information about WaterStep, visit http://waterstep.org/.
Unite for the Need
APT’s Unite for the Need Stroll 2014 will begin at 2 p.m. on April 27 at Clear Creek Park. Join Associates in Pediatric Therapy to celebrate and honor all individuals who have been affected by a diagnosis. Donations will be accepted for the non-profit agencies who partner with APT. For more information, call 633-1007 ext. 205 or visit www.kidtherapy.org.
SHARE meeting
SHARE (Serve, Help, Assist, React, Educate) will hold its next community meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Simpsonville Christian Church. SHARE is a new ministry in Shelby County, which was founded to connect the work of churches and local missions within their neighborhoods. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting to learn more. For further information, contact Darlene Noble at 502-468-9063 or 502-653-7713 or visit http://www.shelbycountymissions.com/.
SCHS cheerleader tryouts
Shelby County High School cheerleading team will have spring tryouts for freshmen through seniors. Tryouts and a clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 through May 1, May 5, 6 and 8 in the small gym. For more information, contact Coach Lacey Samples at 502-487-1940 or lacey-kay@hotmail.com. Visit www.leaguelineup.com/schscheer.

Upcoming
Little Colonel Playhouse
Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr. will present three 10-minute comedies at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive in Crestwood. The Reginald Bareham Band also will perform.
Movies for seniors
Movies for senior 50-and-over will begin Friday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies will be at 1 p.m. May 2, June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1 in the Hudson Room and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. Call the Library to register and for movie titles, 633-3803 extension 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Relay for Life set for May 16-17
The 2014 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at 6 p.m. May 16 to 6 a.m. May 17 on the front lawn at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Teams ]from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations  participate, with team members taking  turns walking on the track. For more information, contact Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
Bagdad Day 5K
The Bagdad Day 5K run/walk will be May 17. To register or for more information, contact Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062 or E-mail plbailey2010@yahoo.com. Visit www.bagdadbaptist.com to download the form.
Stormhaven spring kick-off
Stormhaven Youth Ranch will have a spring kick-off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at 504 Christiansburg Road. Events include pony rides, bake sale, games, live music, cake and pie auctions, and lunch will be available. All proceeds and donations will go to support the ranch. Auction items are donated from local bakeries. For more information, visit StormhavenYR.org.
Mercy-Omega Gala
The second annual Mercy-Omega Gala in support of the Omega Women’s Center and the Mercy Medical Clinic will begin at 6 p.m. May 22 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The gala will feature live and silent auctions, a program and dinner accompanied by the music of Thomas Hood. For more information, tickets or to help with auction items, contact Gennie Gerow at 502-321-8332.
Hope jam
The All Team, a Relay for Life team in Henry County and sponsored by Eminence Speaker LLC, will have a concert on May 24 at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair in Eminence. Featured Henry County bands will be Jamie Tingle, Sugar Foot Band and Silver Wings. Making an appearance will be J.D. Shelburne, an upcoming Nashville recording artist. All proceeds will go to the Relay for Life and donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact Betty Estes at 502-220-3118 or Lisa Willhite at 502-220-2335.
Shelby Artists on Main
Acrylic/collage Art, a workshop for adults, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at Shelby County Extension Office. This is an all day workshop to explore both acrylic paint and the making of collage for everyone from beginners to the more experienced. Learn basic canvas preparation, the properties of acrylic paint and paint mixing. Choose your own colors, personal collage items and paint to bring home a canvas of your own creation. To register or for more information, contact JoAnne Jackson at joannajksn@gmail.com.
Kentucky Tour de Cure
The Kentucky Tour de Cure will be June 7 at Norton Commons. Join the American Diabetes Association for a 20-, 40- and 60-mile cycling event to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as funds for a much-needed cure and educational outreach. Families and children can ride 1-mile and 5-mile routes. The event includes a free lunch and entertainment. Registration now open at www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure, by calling 502-452-6072 ext. 3318 or by sending an E-mail to dmuller@diabetes.org.
New Castle spring fling honors Vets
The 32nd annual New Castle spring fling honoring WWII Veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 14 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, parade, entertainment, silent auction, car-truck-motorcycle show, children’s activities, farmer’s market, street dance, and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit www.newcastleky.com.

Recurring
Food gardening
Classes on food gardening will be offered at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. You’ll learn to grow everything from potatoes to strawberries, cantaloupes to cucumbers. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 23. Classes are free, but space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call 633-4593.
Learn to knit
A free beginning knitting class will be 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Wednesday through April 30 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Registration is required for adults, 18 and older. Students will need to bring a pair of size 8 knitting needles and a skein of yarn. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Advanced computer class
A free, 16-week advanced computer class to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation will continue through April 30 at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from site to site on the Internet and the National Career Readiness Certificate. There will be two separate classes, at 2-4 p.m. Mondays and at 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Shelby Shape Ups
The new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through May 2 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $20. To register or for more information, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
Tabata reboot camp
Patti Cloar, certified personal trainer, will have the spring session of Tabata Reboot Camp through May 4 at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park. Tabata is an interval based fitness workout designed to get you fit in a fun, yet challenging environment. Class times are 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Register at the FAC by April 4. Pre-registration and payment is required for packages. An 8-class package is $45 for members, $65 nonmembers, and a 4-class package is $30 for members, $40 nonmembers. Choose which classes to attend. Drop ins are welcome at a per class rate of $10 members, $12 nonmembers on a space available basis. For more information, call the FAC 633-5059.
Winter swim clinic at FAC
The Winter Swim Clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. through May 18 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, hosted by Polo Fields. Families do not need to be members of the Polo Fields club. Everyone is welcome to join in. Only 15 spots are available. For more information or to register, visit www.polofieldspiranhas.com.
Managing diabetes classes
KentuckyOne Health is providing comprehensive classes to help individuals in Shelby and Henry counties manage their diabetes. These sessions include group instruction and one-on-one meetings with a registered dietitian. Instruction is free and open to a limited number of participants. The classes are a series of four that begin at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month through May at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information or to participate in this educational research study, call 502-540-3824. Participants must call to be set up with the appropriate paperwork.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. every Friday thereafter at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or E-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Solomon Lodge breakfast
The Solomon Lodge No. 5 will host a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month through May. The menu will include eggs, biscuits and real sausage gravy, pancakes, sausage patties and a variety of drinks. The cost is $5 for all you care to eat. The lodge is located just east of Masonic Home Shelbyville on U.S. 60.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a science-based, proven method to quitting smoking.  Classes are 12-weeks and include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. There is no charge for the class, however participants are responsible for the purchase of nicotine replacement products which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, call 647-4341.
Moorman basketball league
Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center, 1940 Midland Trail, basketball league still has registrations available for ages 6-8 and 9-12 years, and the cost is $35. No cover charge. Free admissions. For more information, call Aaron Holder at 502-487-0117 or Lisa Richard at 502-321-2187.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. If you have always wanted to play a dulcimer or want information about joining our group, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers events
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers is now scheduling for spring and summer events. This group of musicians, from Henry and Shelby counties, use lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars and mandolin, and play gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; National Career Readiness Certificate, to verify value to employers; para-educator testing, for those who wish to work as an aid in the school system; and GED attainment, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County 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. Thursdays; 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.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@twc.com.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
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 pcloar@yahoo.com.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
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.
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.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
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.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

Announcements
Bleach month at Animal Shelter
Bleach can be donated to the Shelby County Animal Shelter on Kentucky Street during the month of March. Drop it off at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Ave. The shelter is in great need of bleach to help keep the animals area sanitized. For more information, call Robin Kenyon at 502-727-2703.
Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an E-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
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.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Brittany Mitchell at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.