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Datebook: Aug. 17, 2011

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Public meetings
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
The West Shelby Water Board meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

This week
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 at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Library book sale
The Friends of the Library book sale is Thursday and Friday, and the library is currently accepting donations. The sale is open to members of the Friends of the Library only from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today, new members can join at the door. The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18-19, and Aug. 20 will be the clearance day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Items being accepted for donation are: hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, books on tape/CD, videos, audiotapes, DVD’s, video games, artwork and educational games and toys. To make donations, call Kathleen at 722-9596.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
1-act plays at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre presents Strawberry Jam and I’m Herbert, two one-act plays about life and love, as  part of its new Upstairs at 801 series. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For reservations call 502-633-0242.
Downtown Street Party concerts
Fourth Watch and Cynthiana are the featured artists for this month’s downtown concert series. Concerts on Friday nights are in the public parking lot between Main and Washington streets and 6th and 7th streets, and on Saturdays the action moves up the street to the fountain square across from the Shelby County Courthouse. Fourth Watch plays Friday and Cynthiana on Saturday.
Lake Shelby fish fry
Lake Shelby will host its community fish fry at 5-8 p.m. on Friday and Sept. 16. The cost is $8.50 per plate or items may be purchased separately. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Boy Scouts fish fry/auction
The Boy Scouts of Troop 137 in Finchville will have its 11th annual fish fry and auction at 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Finchville Baptist Church. The event is open to the public, and the cost is $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased from any of the scouts or at the door. Fish will be served from 5-7 p.m., with the auction following the dinner. A variety of trips, baskets and packages will be auctioned from 7 until 8 p.m. The proceeds will fund high adventure trips, camping and hiking expenses throughout the year.
Trailblazers hike
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will meet at the old dairy barn 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday at Shelbyville Trails Park for a hike to see how many butterflies can be found and to Junkin’s Run Creek to look at the rock formations. Be prepared to hike 1 to 2 miles, including in the creek. For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Car show in Henry County
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Car Club will have a car show for vintage vehicles at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Harry Hill Park in New Castle.
Car cruise at O’Reilly’s
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 1-5 p.m. Sunday at O’Reilly’s.

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 Reading Room on the second floor of Through the Looking Glass Tea Shop at 629 Washington St. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Next week
Community meeting
Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger presents his vision for the future of Shelby County at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The event is hosted by Maintain Our Rural Environment.
Tax rate meeting
The Cooperative Extension Service tax rate meeting will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in the conference room of the extension office. A district board meeting will follow at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 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. Aug. 25.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Birch House at Clear Creek Park. Barbara Troyer will be the host, and Clay Cottongim will rovide the program.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Cardwell House.
Movies for seniors
The movie True Grit will be shown 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Shelby County Public Library. The other dates for Movies for Seniors are Sept. 9, The Lincoln Lawyer; Sept. 23, Little Fockers; Oct. 7, Becoming Jane; and Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, titles to be announced later. Free popcorn is available. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.
Fundraiser yard sale
A fundraiser/yard sale is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26 at 3373 Mount Eden Road to raise money to send Savannah Sanders, 21, of Shelbyville, who suffers from a brain injury, to a stem cell rejuvenation center in Arizona. She is blind and does not have the use of her left arm and foot. To make donations for the yard sale or fund-raiser contact Ashley at 502-220-2260. All benefits will go to pay for the procedure. A bank account will be set up at a later date.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26. The menu includes baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert.
Gathering of Authors
The Paul Sawyier Public Library will host A Gathering of Authors at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 27. In its fourth year, the gathering is a celebration of the rich tradition of literature in Kentucky. This event is free to the public. For a full listing of this year’s participants, visit www.pspl.org. For more information on this event contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 ext. 108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.
Shelbyville Class of ‘71 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion 6-11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost will be $50 per couple, and reservations should be made by Aug. 13. If you are an alumnus who has not been contacted -- or if you would like to make a reservation or need more information  -- contact either Jim Cleveland (633-8027), Patty Ethington (633-1093) or Cathleen Lewis Hunter (633-1143).
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 27 for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Zumba for diabetes
Clear Creek FAC will host a Zumba day 5 p.m. Aug. 28 to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Entry fee is $10, and each person entered will be entered in a drawing. There will also be raffle items for $2 per ticket. Items include two Starbucks baskets (each valued at $85), beauty basket with certificate for haircut and style, manicure and hair products (valued at $95), teeth whitening kit, complete night out for two and others to choose from. All proceeds will go to JDRF.
Upcoming
Legislative luncheon
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Legislative Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Speakers will be state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville). Tickets are $15.  RSVP by Monday by calling 633-1636.
Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. on Aug. 30. 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.
Sign language class
Sign language classes will be 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Chase Armstrong for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 15. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Back-to-school youth concert
A youth concert, sponsored by Cathy White and KIA stores of Louisville, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Shelby County High School gymnasium to celebrate back-to-school with a bang. It will feature Brock Gill, a master illusionist, with Grammy-nominated Rap artist Flame and New Zealand Hip Hop band Rapture Ruckus. Tickets can be purchased at www.itickets.com. If you buy the tickets early they are $5 per person, if you buy three or more tickets they are $3 per person. But if you wait till you get to the event they will cost you more at $7 per person. Look for it on Facebook/Shelby Youth Jam 2011 or Brock, Shock and Rock Youth Jam. For more information, call Finchville Animal Hospital.
SCHS Class of ’81 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1981 will have its 30th reunion at 5 p.m.-midnight on Sept. 3 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne. The cost is $40 per person, $80 per couple and $45 at the door. Make your reservations by Aug 31.  Send payments to SCHS Class of 1981, P.O. Box 284, Simpsonville, Ky.  40067.  For more information, contact Bryan Smith at 722-8946 or bryan.smith6151@att.net.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 5-9 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Hardees parking lot.
Waddy Labor Day Festival
The Waddy Labor Day Fesitval will be Sept. 5 in Waddy. It includes a parade, a 5K fun run, music, kids games and an auction. The proceeds of the festival support various community groups, including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the social services of  Heritage Elementary. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Waddy Fire Department and conclude at the Waddy Ruritan Club Building.
Beginner knitting
Beginner knitting classes will be 10 a.m.-noon on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Elaine Hill for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 10. Bring the yarn of your choice, a set of No. 8 needles and scissors. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Banquet of Life fundraiser
The annual Banquet of Life fundraising dinner is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, sponsored by ALC (A Loving Choice) Pregnancy Resource Center Inc. ALC is a non-profit 501c3 agency that provides for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and families facing unplanned pregnancy. The keynote speaker at the banquet will be Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at ALC, by mail, or at www.FriendsofALovingChoice.com. Sponsorship of the banquet is available at 3 levels: gold $1,000, silver $500 and bronze $250. Sponsors receive free tickets and will be listed in the banquet program, on the big screens at the banquet, and again in our quarterly newsletter. ALC is located at 25 Village Plaza, 502-647-0300.
ALC banquet
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center‘s annual Banquet of Life is 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The guest speaker is Kyle Idleman, the teaching minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville. Tickets for the dinner are $50 each, or you can sponsor a table for 8 for $400. Gold, silver and bronze sponsorships are available. For tickets, call 647-0300, stop by 25 Village Square Shopping Center or visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com.
Annunciation summer festival
Church of the Annunciation and Saint John summer festival is 5-10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 4-10 p.m. Sept. 10. Events include food, music, bingo, game booths, 50/50, cold drinks, inflatables, a large silent auction and yard sale. Raffle prizes will be $1,000 for first price, $500 for second and $200 for third. Two drawings will be held for a 2- pound beef package and one drawing for a handmade quilt. Need not be present to win.
Shelbyville Class of ‘51 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1951 will have its 60th reunion Sept. 9-11. A social hour and dinner will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, a catered lunch at 1 Sept. 10 at Stratton Center and a breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday at Cracker Barrel. For more information and reservations, call Jean Neal Anderson at 502-489-3830.
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The 22nd annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10. Events include Purnell’s sausage breakfast, 5K walk and run, silent auctions and raffles, Little Mister and Miss pageant, parade, food, music, games and rides, vendors and much more. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com. Find us on Facebook.
Simpsonville Baptist simulcast
A Beth Moore simulcast is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Angie in the church office for tickets 722-5246 ext. 18.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat Re-enactment is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Red Orchard Park. Events include a live outdoor drama at 2 p.m. both days, various demonstrations of heritage skills such as fire starting, spinning, firearms, blacksmithing, and an entire campsite showcasing the lifestyle of settlers and Native Americans who lived along the Kentucky frontier in 1781. Various authors also will speak on Sept. 10. The Painted Stone Settlers provide a school day program on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for area school groups and time 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. To learn more,  visit www.PaintedStoneSetters.org or contact Kathy Cummings (502- 228-3746, kathy.cummings@graphicenterprises.net) or Helen McKinney (502-487-0379, hlnmck@aol.com).
Plaster seminar
Hands on History: All About Plaster is 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Brennan House, 631 S. Fifth St. in Louisville. Preservation Louisville presents the 3-hour workshop covering the intricacies of plaster maintenance and repair. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Contact Marianne Zickuhr 502-540-5146 or E-mail director@preservationlouisville.org.
Shred It! day
DDC of Kentucky will provide a document shredding service with a limit of four boxes 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. E-cycle will also be available for recycling of unwanted PCs and attachments in the Shelby County Library parking lot, 309 8th Street. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Mutt show and rover run
Lifebridge for Animals third annual mutt show and rover run is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will be broadcast live by Froggy 104. Chef John Railey will prepare food. There will be a mutt show, motorcycle ride and show, antique and modern-day Ford car show, humane education, rescue groups, silent auction, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. For more information and entry forms visit www.peteducationky.org or call 502-633-4959.
Taste & Tunes
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Taste & Tunes is Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Fair Grounds. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the event runs until 8 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and children 10 and under are free with a donation to the Backpack program
Retired teachers
fall dinner meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will hold its fall dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner at 6 p.m. and the entertainment/meeting at 7. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling Patti Griffin at 633-3765 or sending an E-mail to Susie Phillips at boyd.phillips@insightbb.com no later than Sept. 8. All spouses or significant others are invited to attend by making a reservation. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and can be paid upon arrival on Sept. 15. There will be a surprise entertainer who will follow the dinner, a speaker and a short business meeting. All retired teachers are invited to this dinner meeting, even if not a member of SCRTA.  For more information, contact Sam Chandler at 633-6595.
Lake Shelby fish fry
Lake Shelby will host its community fish fry at 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 16. The cost is $8.50 per plate or items may be purchased separately. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Open Door of Hope fundraiser
A fundraising event for The Open Door of Hope will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library. People may rent a box for $30, and are encouraged to raise pledges over and above that base rent. Participants will sleep in the box overnight with only a couple of necessities. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the Finchville Ruritan Club, and there will be prizes for those who raise the most rent. There will be a free T-shirt for each participant, and no one will be allowed to have electronic devices except a cell phone for emergency calls only. Participants will be allowed a sleeping bag and pillow if desired. Sponsor sheets and registration forms may be obtained by calling 502-552-8669. Deadline to register is Sept. 1.
UK alumni golf scramble
The Shelby County UK Alumni Association hosts its annual golf scramble Sept. 16 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The cost to participate is $65 per person or $260 per team and includes golf, lunch and gifts. The cost to sponsor a hole and have a sign displayed during the event will be $50. The proceeds of the event are used to provide scholarships to local high school graduates. For more information, contact J.R. RoBards at 633-6784 or Josh Hurst at 633-2310 by Aug. 19.
Alzheimer’s program
“Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease – The Basics,” a program on Alzheimer’s disease, will be 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The program focuses on providing new caregivers information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, future planning, and community resources. Please register by calling 800-272-3900.
SCHS ’71 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion on Sept. 24 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The time and other details are to be completed. For more information or to participate with the planning committee, you can E-mail Kathy Howser Nichols at clerkkathy@gmail.com.
March for Babies walk
The Shelbyville March for Babies is Sept. 24. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. The walk is approximately three miles. For more information or to register, visit www.marchofdimes.com/kentucky/4221_26719.asp.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s fall festival is Sept. 24-25 on KY 55, 4 miles south of I-64. Events include a country breakfast on Sept. 24 and a fried chicken dinner. Concessions, games and contests for children and adults will be available all weekend. Call 834-7100 to enter the cornhole contest or 722-5262 for information on renting a booth or to show or sell items.
SCHS faculty, staff reunion
Shelby County High School faculty and staff reunion for the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s) is 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Clear Creek Park (in the Colonel Sanders shelter). Bring a covered dish and drink. A donation of $1 per person will be collected to cover expenses. RSVP to Sam Chandler 633-6595 or E-mail ccchandler@insightbb.com no later than Sept. 23 or Susie Phillips boyd.phillips@insightbb.com.
SCHS class of 2001 reunion
The 10-year reunion of the Shelby County High School class of 2001 will be 7-11 p.m. Oct. 1 at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House. Reserve a spot now for $30 per person. The night will include dinner and dancing. The dress is dressy/casual. The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 16. Send payment to Sloane (Jacobi) Barnett, 2126 Glenworth Ave., Louisville, 40218. Make checks payable to Sloane Barnett, Class of 2001. For more information contact Rachel Webb webbrachel@yahoo.com or Brad Barnett bradbarnett60@hotmail.com. Join the Facebook group “SCHS Class of 2001 Reunion Page” for more details. No childcare will be provided.
Run for Operation CatSnip
Operation CatSnip of Kentucky is holding its second annual Walk on the Wild Side 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1 at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.operationcatsnipky.org. Call 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com for information. Pre-register by Sept. 3 to guarantee a T-shirt and to obtain a discount.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting
A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 planning meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Olive Branch Methodist Church, Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan the 40th reunion. Call 834-7767 for more information.
Author featured at the library
Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, will be the guest author at two One Book, One Community events Oct. 13 at the Shelby County Library. He will speak at a luncheon, at 1-2 p.m. Cost is $30, and a copy of A Separate Country is included for each participant. Registration is required, with a limit of 50 seats. A check or cash is due upon registration. Hicks also will sign copies of his book at 6-7 p.m. Registration is required for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Civil war ghost stories program
Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories at 6-7 p.m. Oct. 27 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. First person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Recurring
Local blood drives
The American Red Cross is in a national blood shortage right now and in need for all blood types. Drives for August in Shelby County are 2-6 p.m. today at Walmart (free T-shirts for all presenting donors); 2-6 p.m. Aug 24 at Kroger (free T-shirts for all presenting donors); 1-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at Masonic Home (free T-shirts for all presenting donors). For more information call 502-262-2326 cell or visit tylerb@usa.redcross.org
Story hour at the library
Story hour registration is now going on at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required. Call 633-3803, E-mail: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the Library to register. These programs fill up fast so don’t delay. The schedule will be 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 2-year-olds, Baby Time with Elaine; 11-11:35 a.m. for ages 2 to 6-year-olds, story time with Elaine, no registration required; teen and ‘tween programming with Sherry Bogard on Tuesdays. Wednesdays’ schedule with Bogard is Toddler Time, 10-10:35 a.m., 11-11:35 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 3-year-olds; and Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. On Thursday will be Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., for ages birth to 2-year-olds, and Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds.
Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Megamind will play on Saturday at the barn at Red Orchard Park. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Finchville festival contests
The Finchville Ruritan Club seeks entries for a cake decorating contest, biggest pumpkin contest and craft contest, to be shown and judged during the Finchville Fall Festival, Sept, 24-25. Bring your finished products to the club anytime on Sept. 23 or early on Sept. 24. The judging will take place throughout the day. Winners will be chosen before the auction on Saturday.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts is Aug. 19 with Fourth Watch featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20), Beth Tingle and Jamie Tingle (Sept. 16) 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.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
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.
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.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
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.
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.
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.
Yoga at Clear Creek Park
A yoga and meditation program is at Clear Creek Park Birch House. Ten weekly sessions will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday or Friday, through Aug. 5. The cost is $40 for Family Activity Center members or $80 for non-members. Contact the FAC (633-7667) to register.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
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.
Announcements
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.
Finchville Ruritan
looking for donations
The Finchville Ruritan Club is looking for donations for its the fall festival yard sale booth. The event is Sept. 24-25. Call 834-7754. Drop-offs would be by appointment and before the event.
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.