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Datebook: April 22, 2013

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This week
Optimist speech contest
The Shelby County Optimist Club will host its annual oratorical contest for students on at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington St. The contest is open to all Shelby County students under the age of 19 who have not graduated from high school. The topic for the year is “Why is My Voice Important?” Both a male and a female student will each win an award medallion and a chance to compete at the KY/WV District level for a $2500 scholarship on May 18 at Blue Lick State Park. Participants will need to bring a prepared speech that takes approximately four to five minutes to present and a birth certificate for age verification. For more information, call Lise Sageser at 502-321-1805.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 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.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Extension book club
The Extension Book Club, sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers, meets at noon Monday. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club, call 633-4593.
Relay captains meetings
Team captain meetings for the 2013 Relay for Life will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 28 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road in the conference room. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/shelbyky. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Anyone interested in serving on a committee can contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net; team development chair, Betsy Langness at, betsy.langness@kctcs.edu; team retention chair, Sunny Hipple at sunnyrayh@gmail.com; team mentoring chair, Kelly Catlett at kellydcat@bellsouth.net.
Kentucky agriculture issues seminar

Warren Beeler, newly appointed director of agriculture policy with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will provide an update on current issues facing Kentucky Agriculture at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 633-4593.
Stretch dollars

The “Money Wisdom in Tough Economic Times” program will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension office to learn important tips to make your dollars go further. For more information, call 633-4593.
Divorce care group
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a Divorce Care group at 6:15 p.m.each Wednesday through May 1. The class will be led by retired family and marriage counselor Mike Waterman. For more information or to register, contact 722-5246, ext. 18.
How to sell on eBay
An instructional class in how to sell items on eBay will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville. The class is free and open to the public.
Leadership luncheon
The Leadership Shelby Alumni luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville.
Shakespeare for students
A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Shelby County Public Library. Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.” For more information, call 633-3803.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on April 25 at the home of Ann Solomon, who will also provide the program.
Mah jong at library
Game day – Mah Jong will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. the third and fourth Fridays of each month in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. The next meeting dates will April 26, May 17 and 24, June 21 and 28. Beginners are welcome, and instructors are available. For more information or to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Document shred day
Commonwealth Credit Union, Cintas, Frankfort City Police and the Franklin County Sheriff Department are teaming up to sponsor a community-wide opportunity for individuals to shred their personal confidential documents 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 at Commonwealth Credit Union, 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. For more information, contact Cindy Block at 502-564-4775, 800-228-6420 or cblock@cwcu.org.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. April 26. The menu includes baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert. The cost will be a donation of $8 for adults, and $5 for children.
‘The Diviners’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Diviners is written by Jim Leonard Jr. of Hanover College, and directed by Iverson Warinner. Performances will be April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, and go on sale April 5. For reservations, call 502-633-0242 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Bagdad school reunion dinner
All former students of Bagdad school are invited to attend a reunion dinner on April 27. Only high school graduates have attended previously. For more information, call 502-633-6058.
Book sale

The Extension Homemakers will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Stop by to buy some great books for summertime reading.  People may bring donated books to the extension office beginning today. For more information, call 633-4593.
Corpus Christi golf scramble

Corpus Christi Academy will host its eighth annual golf scramble on April 27 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Registration begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start at 1:30. Sign up by April 23. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team of four, which includes green fees, cart and dinner at the clubhouse following play. Refreshments will be provided on the course. For more information, contact Michael Lambert at 633-2490 or Kent Harold at 647-1479.
Master Gardener plant sale

This year’s Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held in a new location – at the Cooperative Extension Service, 1117 Frankfort Road – from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 27. The sale features hundreds of perennials, grasses and shrubs grown by local master gardeners. They will be quality plants acclimated to this area at very reasonable prices. Shelby County High School’s FFA class will also have annuals and vegetable plants to sell. Food vendors will also be on site.  The plant sale will be held rain or shine.
Farmers’ market to open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market will open from 8 a.m. to noon on April 27 for the 2013 market season and remain open every Saturday through October at the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail in Shelbyville. You can find more information by clicking “Like” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Shelby-County-Kentucky-Farmers-Market/173755406108757?fref=ts.
Auditions for ‘South Pacific’

Shelby County Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at 10 a.m. on April 27 and 7 p.m. April 28. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song not from South Pacific to demonstrate vocal range and ability. Accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music. No CDs or tracks. Performance dates are July 19-21 and 26-28. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

Next week
Yamuna back workshop
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a Yamuna “save your middle back” workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. April 28 in the aerobics room at the Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park. Register at the FAC front desk by April 26. Pre-registration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.

Upcoming
Meet-and-greet bingo
The Shelby County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a meet-and-greet bingo at the Shelby County Extension Office at 1 p.m. April 30. All participants should bring a gift of approximately $5 value.  Everyone is a winner. For more information, call 633-4593.
Home repair seminar for women
“Fix it for women” will be presented by Ron Manno of Shelby Hardware from 6 to 7 p.m. May 2 at the Shelby County Public Library. Learn how to check and fix things around the home yourself. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. For more information, call 633-3803.
Girl Scouts volunteering tea
The Girl Scouts will host an afternoon tea from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 5 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville, to learn about volunteer opportunities available. For more information, contact Allison L Morris, volunteer service specialist, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, at 502-413-2858, 502-653-9598 or E-mail amorris@gskentuckiana.org. Also visit www.gskentuckiana.org.
Blood drives in Shelby
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 7 at First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville; noon to 4 p.m. on May 11 at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road; and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 13 at Simpsonville Baptist Church, 7208 Shelbyville Road.
‘American El Dorado’ presentation
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, as described in American El Dorado, will be presented by Ron Elliot at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Shelby County Public Library. Elliot, author of the book, will tell the story of Phillip Arnold and John Slack, cousins from Hardin County who convinced some of America’s most notable citizens to invest in their discovery of an untouched field of precious stones in an unspecified Western location. Registration is required and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Long golf scramble
The 17th annual Shelby Community Charities Michael Long Golf Scramble is May 10-11 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The first day includes live auction and live music. The 6-person golf scramble is $125 per person on Saturday, with a dance and auction that evening. Dance tickets for those who do not participate in the scramble are $80 per couple, which includes drinks and dancing. A pork chop dinner will be provided. For more information, call Lawrence Montalto at 417-4533 or Jimmy Willard at 321-1111. For auction information or to make a donation, call Kristian Ruble at 633-8578.
Wingate Lodge country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on May 11. The menu also includes potatoes, eggs, gravy and biscuits. The cost will be a donation of $8 for adults, and $4 for children.
Easter Seals golf scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s eighth annual Joe B. and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is May 13 at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Each foursome plays 18 holes of golf with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. Individual golfer fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Fees include green fees, golf cart, lunch, beverages all day, prizes and awards dinner. For information, call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781 or visit www.eastersealslouisville.org.
Sewing circle
Sew with others anytime from 3 until 8 p.m. May 14 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Teachers will help complete sewing UFOs (unfinished objects) or work on the sewing project of the month. The sewing project for April is the Fat Quarter Serger jacket. To receive a supply list, call 633-4593. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Hosparus needs volunteers
Hosparus needs volunteers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program. A free volunteer training will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 (lunch provided) at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To register, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.org by May 10.
Bagdad Days
Bagdad Days will be May 17 and 18. A dinner and variety show featuring youth from Bagdad Baptist Church is May 17. Advance tickets are available. All other events will be May 18, including a pancake breakfast, yard sales, 5K run/walk, silent auction, inflatable rides, parade at 10 a.m., SCHS dance team performance, chili cook-off with cash prizes awarded, quilt show displaying handiwork from Bagdad community, free Bingo, pie wheel, pedal pull tractor, dog show, tricycle obstacle, log sawing, live music. About 1,000 helium balloons will be released at 4 p.m. For information or to register for the run/walk, contact event chair Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062 or visit www.bagdadbaptist.com.
Hoosier Cushman club
The Hoosier Cushman Club will be at the Finchville Community Center on KY from May 17-19. For more information, send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Tour de Cure cycling event
The American Diabetes Association’s annual Tour de Cure cycling event is May 18 at Norton Commons to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes. The event is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 1 and 5-mile family rides to 20-, 40- and 60-mile rides. The route will feature rest stops with food and beverages along scenic roads in Kentucky including Oldham, Jefferson and Shelby counties that ends with a complimentary lunch, entertainment and free massage. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 888-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/louisvilletourdecure.
Crusade golf scramble
The Shelby County Suburban Fire District will have its 18th annual golf scramble to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children on May 20 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per player and includes green fee, cart, coffee and a box lunch. For more information, contact the Shelby County Fire Department at 502-633-6648.
Downton Abbey-era show
Downton Abbey Era: Titanic to the Twenties will be at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Shelby County Public Library. “Regency High Tea” will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers will be at 6:30 p.m. Downstairs the servants practice the Grizzly Bear and the Foxtrot. Upstairs Lady Violet accepts an invitation to waltz. Learn about how the era was reflected in the social dances of the time. (No one will be admitted after dancers begin to perform.) Registration is required for adults 18 years and older, with a limit of 60. No group registration, children or cameras. Come in period costume if you wish. For more information, contact 633-3803.
No Kill Mission anniversary celebration
The Shelby County No Kill Mission will host a 5-year anniversary celebration on May 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. More information will come later. Contact Carol Larson at clarson@cimplicity.org.
‘An Evening of Culture’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, will be May 31 through June 2 and June 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222.
Car show at library
A car show with Model A trucks and classic cars will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Shelby County Public Library’s parking lot. Street performance will be at 11 a.m. by the Hardwood Stompers line dancers. For more information, contact 633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Habitat golf scramble
Shelby County’s Habitat for Humanity golf scramble for will be June 3 at Persimmon Ridge Country Club. Shotgun starts at noon. The cost is $125 for individuals or $500 for a foursome. This is the Habitat’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more information, contact Sherry Pearcy at 502-939-5842 or jjdacks@msn.com or contact Habitat at 502-633-5518 or www.habitatshelbyky.org.
Relay bank night is June 4
Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. June 4 at Citizens Union Bank main branch. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net.
History camp
The Shelby County Historical Society is taking applications for its annual Kids History Camp for children from 7 to 12 years old. The theme is “The Gilded Age,” and the camp will be June 4-6. For more information, visit www.shelbykyhistory.org or contact John Graham 502-641-0772.
Relay for Life set for June 8
The 2013 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at noon on June 8 at Shelby County High School. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Teams of eight to 15 people 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 co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
New Castle Spring Fling
The 31st annual New Castle Spring Fing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, farmer’s market, exhibits, 5K run/walk, car/truck/motorcycle show, bands, children’s activities, silent auction, games, parade, re-enactors, street dance, citywide yard sales and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit http://www.newcastleky.com/ or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals.
Emergency management class
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management will offer ICS-400 classes beginning at 9 a.m. June 17 and 18 at 98 7th Street in Shelbyville. Deadline for registration is June 3. The course is specifically intended for those emergency response personnel who have duties that require that they be directly involved in incident management or command at either a “field” Incident command post or in a city, county, or regional emergency operations center (EOC). A minimum of 20 advance student registrations is required and must be received by June 3. To register, visit www.kyem.ky.gov/training. Students will be notified if the course is cancelled. For more information, contact Barbara Hundley at 502-607-2693 or E-mail Barbara.g.hundley.nfg@mail.mil.
Family festival at Olive Branch
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, will host a Family and Friends Fun Festival on June 29. Events include inflatables for the children, face painting and other games. Booths will include crafts, jewelry and other things for sale. Food will include hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the men, funnel cakes and fried green tomatoes. Gospel music shows can be heard throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or jedsn799@yahoo.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.

Recurring
Diabetes workshops
Diabetes workshops will be from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays through May 20 in the conference room at Clear Creek Family Activity Center, 717 Burks Branch Road. To register, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Free GED classes
The current GED version is expiring at the end of 2013. New classes for April 2013 are forming now at the Shelby County Adult Education Center, 1361 Frankfort Road. To register, call 502-213-3669.
Free keyboarding class
Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus Adult Education is offering a free keyboarding class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through June 22. Space is limited. To register, call 502-213-3669. Located at 1361 Frankfort Road.
Relay for Life fundraiser
Church of Annunciation is selling chances to win a Cracker Barrel rocking chair up as a fundraiser for  Relay for Life, which is June 8. For more information, contact Heidi Willhoite at hidehoho@aol.com.
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 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.
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. 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@insightbb.com.
Sewing circle and volunteer opportunities
Sewing workshops for 4-H youth workshops will meet after school (2:30 to 5 p.m.) on Mondays at Clear Creek Elementary and on Tuesdays at Heritage Elementary. To volunteer, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
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.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
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.
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.
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.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
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 or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. 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 Amy at 633-5518.
Zumba at the library
Tiffany Fisher will be the instructor for Zumba 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. 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.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
‘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 2 p.m. on Sundays, 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.
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 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
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.
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.
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.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
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
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.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
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 Judy 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.-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.
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.