Datebook: April 29, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
This week
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes will be held 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.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday 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 Friday 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 Friday. The menu includes fish, cole slaw, baked beans, fries and dessert.
Relay For Life fundraising cookout
A fundraising cookout is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Citizens Union Bank’s main office on Midland Trail. The menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks with all proceeds to benefit CUB’s Relay for Life team.
Earth Day celebration
Earth Day will be celebrated at Red Orchard Park 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. 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 Saturday (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.
‘Virgil’s First Easter’
A dinner theater featuring Virgil’s First Easter is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Bagdad Baptist Church. Reservations are now being taken and tickets may be purchased for the price of any donation to the youth group to support upcoming activities.  For reservations, call the church at 747-8933 or Peggy Murphy at 487-0706.
Fit For Life birthday event
Shelby Fit For Life celebrates its fifth birthday at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy free fitness classes, food, workouts, massage and children’s activities. Shelby Fit For Life is at 169 Alpine Drive on Boone Station Road. Call 647-7867 for more details or to RSVP.
Rummage/bake sale
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will have a rummage sale and bake sale at 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held rain or shine (indoors). For information, call 647-3696. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike.
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. This event was rescheduled because of inclement weather last Saturday.
‘Hope’ benefit concert
The Shelby County Relay for Life “Hope” Benefit Concert hosted by the Shelby Christian Church is 6 p.m. Sunday 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 Sunday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact Sandy Stewart at 722-9330 or visit bluegrassarabians.org.
Corpus Christi open house
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will old open house at 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 and 22 at 7010 U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. Call 722-8090 for more information.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Hospice group
Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.
Driver improvement seminar
A AAA Driver Improvement Program for drivers over age 55 will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. There are no written or driving tests. Lunch is provided. Call 633-4593 to reserve a space. Participation may allow you lower insurance rates.
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 Tuesday. Bank night is May 17 at Citizens Union Bank on Midland Trail.
Next Week
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.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. May 5.
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on May 5 at Beef O’Brady’s in Shelbyville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-38-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. May 7 at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the day is cold or snowy the walk will be inside.

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.
Long golf scramble
The 16th annual Shelby Community Charities Golf Scramble is May 13-14 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The event will honor George Cottrell, with hopes to raise enough money to purchase a new van. Friday includes a cash bar, live auction and live music. The 6-man golf scramble is $125 per person on Saturday with a dance and auction that evening. Couples attending that do not participate in the scramble can attend for $80 per couple, which includes appetizers, drinks and dancing. For more information call Jeff Long at 502-387-9290; scramble, Jimmy Willard at 321-1111; and for auction information or to make a donation, call Kristian Ruble at 633-8578.
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.
Women’s spiritual retreat
A women’s spiritual retreat, hosted by Minister Cassandra Gray of Shelbyville,  is scheduled for May 13-14 at Country Lake Christian Retreat Center, 812 Country Lake Road, Underwood, Ind. Other speakers include co-pastors Patricia Young, Lavonda Weber and Bridgette Jones. The theme is “discovering the queen within.” For more information, call 633-7991 or E-mail cgray@newmtziononline.com
Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show is the second Saturday of each month on KY 53/44. Classes included are gaited, western and contest. Visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com or 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.
Project Graduation volunteer training
Any person who is volunteering or wants to work the night of Project Graduation on June 4 should attend one of the training sessions, at 6 p.m.-7 p.m. May 19 or May 26, at the Shelby County High School Auditorium. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 487-8205.
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.
Kyle Houchin memorial scramble
The seventh annual Kyle Houchin Wildlife Memorial Scramble will be at Weissinger Hills Golf Course on May 21. The cost to play is $70, and hole sponsorships are available for $50. There are two playing sessions available, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and openings for playing and sponsorships are available. To register a team or player, call Dallas Kingsolver at 321-0176. To sponsor a hole, contact Tom Houchin at 321-6541.
Writing seminar
Confessions of Working Writers II, presented by Clear Creek Writers Group, is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 21. A gathering of writers, both published and seeking to be, will share ideas, inspirations and motivations at 934 Main St. The lunchtime keynote speaker is Laura Resnick.
Realtors golf scramble
The 2011 Shelbyville Board of Realtors Golf Scramble, which benefits its scholarship fund, is June 3 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Check in, lunch and practice is 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start for 18 holes is 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player and reservations will be taken on first-come, first-served basis. For more information call, Shawn Willard (502-553-1880) or Nancy Edwards (633-3335).
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.
History camp about WWII
A “World War II Shelby County at Home and Abroad” history camp is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21-23, sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society. Campers will learn what was happening in Shelby County and in the world between 1941-1945 and meet veterans from Shelby County who served in the armed forces. In the grand finale, campers will present a USO show on the stage of the Shelby County Community Theatre, full of drama and songs of the war period. The camp fee is $30 per child for students who have finished first grade to 12-years-old. Visit www.shelbykyhistory.org to find the registration form. Call 633-5473 for more information. Make your check to the Shelby County Historical Society and mail to Shelby County Historical Society, P.O. Box 444, Shelbyville, Ky. 40066.
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.
Shelby County Farmers' Market
The Shelby County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484

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!
Business training session
Community Ventures Corporation, a 4-session intensive business training course, is under way on Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 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.
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.
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.

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.
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.