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Datebook: April 20, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
The Shelby County Board of Education will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyviflle.

This week
‘Taste of Derby’ fundraiser
The Dare to Care Food Bank’s “Taste of Derby Festival” will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. today 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.
Grateful Dead movie in Frankfort
The Grateful Dead Movie, a feature film that hasn’t been available in wide theatrical release since 1995, will be shown in high definition at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. today. The Grateful Dead Movie is rated R. Tickets are $13.50 and may be purchased at the Grand Theatre box office, 312 Main St.,  weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling 502-352-7469 or online at http://grandtheatrefrankfort.org.
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. Thursday 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. 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 the third Thursday of the month 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.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Beginning gardening class
The Shelby County Extension Service offers a beginning gardening class 6 p.m. Thursday. 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.
Tradebank luncheon
Learn more about what Tradebank does while getting a free lunch at noon Thursday at Through the Looking Glass, LLC,  629 Washington Street. Call 502.633-4883 for more information or visit www.shelbyvillelookingglass.com.
SCHS ’71 reunion meeting
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have a reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Martha Sparrow Hall, 913 Miller Ave. in Shelbyville.
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. At 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, participants will learn how to fill out an application, create a resume and look for a job. On Tuesday, 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. Friday 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.
‘The Girls of the Garden Club’
The Girls of the Garden Club will continue Friday and Saturday at the Shelby County Community Theatre in Shelbyville. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and also 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be reserved by calling 633-0242.
Garden and Art Fair
The Shelby County Master Gardeners will host their annual Garden and Art Fair at 9 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday 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 Saturday, 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. Saturday 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.
Opera broadcast at Frankfort
Superstar soprano Renee Fleming will star in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s staging of Richard Strauss’ Capriccio, presented in a live, high-definition broadcast at the Grand Theatre at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $24 each and may be purchased online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, or by contacting the box office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 502-352-7469.
Hive inspections
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association will host a field day on Saturday 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 Saturday 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.
Pony games
The USMGA Mounted Pony Games is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call Corinne Bradley at 232-2110 for more information.
Easter egg hunt
The Finchville Ruritan Club Easter Egg hunt is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Finchville Ruritan Club, 5596 Taylorsville Road. The Easter bunny will be there.
Easter bunny, egg hunt
The Easter bunny will visit 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at KFC on Boone Station Road. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for children up to 12 years old at 3-4 p.m.
Shakespeare group
The Shakespeare group meets 6:30 p.m. Monday at Through the Looking Glass. This month’s topic is “Witch talk in the Scottish play.” The public is invited to attend.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Breast cancer fundraiser
Michelle Hunter has been battling breast cancer, and she will host a fund-raiser Monday with a comedy show Cattleman’s Restaurant in Shelbyville. Patrons who mention Hunter’s her name will generate donations of 10 percent of their bill toward the fight against breast cancer.
Red Cross blood drive
A Red Cross blood drive is 1-8 p.m. Monday at Zaxby’s, sponsored by Project Graduation. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
‘Cinderella’ auditions
Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 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. Tuesday. 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. Tuesday 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.
Free dinner at Claudia Sanders
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. Tuesday. This will include a free discussion about stress and how it affects your health. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers, so call today.  
Meet and greet bingo
The Shelby County Extension Homemakers invite you to a “Meet and Greet Bingo” at your Shelby County Extension Office at 1 p.m. Tuesday. All participants should bring a gift of approximately $5 in value.
Project Graduation meeting
The next Project Graduation meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shelbyville City Hall. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.

Next Week
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1 p.m. Wednesday 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.
Money wisdom during tough economic times program
Would you like to know how to make your dollars str-e-e-e-tch? Would you like to get control of family expenditures? Would you like to know where to go for help in making your money work for you?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, plan to attend the “Money Wisdom Program” at the Shelby County Extension Office at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. April 28 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. April 28.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on April 28. Mary Helen Miller will be hostess, and Yvonne Schmidt will have the program.
Hat-A-Tude?
Celebrate Derby season and show off your Hat-A-Tude with the Kentucky Historical Society. An evening of fashion, food and friends is set for 5:30-8 p.m. on April 28 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Ticket prices are $15 for KHS members and $20 for all other guests. Reservations are required by Thursday. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792 or by E-mail at Julia.Curry@ky.gov.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. April 29 at the Cardwell House.
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.
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. 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.
‘Hope’ benefit concert
The Shelby County Relay for Life “Hope” Benefit Concert hosted by the Shelby Christian Church is 6 p.m. May 1 at Shelby Christian Church. This will include an evening of inspirational music in support of the American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the door.
All-breeds horse show
The seventh annual spring blast Open All Breed Horse Show is May l at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact Sandy Stewart at 722-9330 or visit bluegrassarabians.org.

Upcoming
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. May 2 at Hardee’s parking lot.
Hospice group
Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 2. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.
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.
Southside SBDM council meeting
The regular meeting of Southside Elementary’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council will be at 5 p.m. May 12 at the school library.
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.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets 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.
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.
BloomFest, spring plant sale
Bernheim Forest’s bloomFest and spring plant sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21 with the plant sale starting at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. for Bernheim members.) Both events are at the visitor center and are free after entering Bernheim (members are free and non-members are $5 per car). Visit www.bernheim.org for more information.
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.
Flea market/car show
A flea market/yard sale is July 1-3 in Finchville. For booth rental information, call 502-834-7754. The antique car show is July 3. There will be special trophies for the top 35, along with prizes for various categories. For information call 502-220-9452. Both will be at the Finchville Community Center in Finchville on KY 55, 4 miles south of I 64.
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.
Recurring
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes will be held April 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.
Business training session
Community Ventures Corporation, a 4-session intensive business training course, will be held 6-8 p.m. April 28 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church (CDC building) at 701 Main Street. For more information, call Angela (633-7991).
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Announcements
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.