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Datebook: Aug. 20, 2014

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This week
Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meets at 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call the church at 633-3345.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for Commonwealth meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. The topic will be xx. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747, E-mail amanda.osborne@krdcoalition.com or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Veterans Affairs
Dianna Anderson, Field Representative for the KY Dept of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist Shelby County veterans at the Kentucky Career Center at 88 Brunerstown Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Veterans and their families will be provided counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits.  This is a free service provided by the state of Kentucky.  Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214 (record of military service) with them, if they have it, and any other documents they feel could help with their claim. For more information, call Dianna Anderson, Regional Field Representative for the KDVA at 502-635-4527.
DAR meeting
The Isaac Shelby Chapter DAR will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Leslie Miller, KSDAR state organizing secretary will present the program and her topic will focus on chapter development and Revitalization. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Make reservations with Masha Miller at 633-6332 or 502-593-5791.  Those interested in membership are also welcome to attend.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at J.T.’s Pizza on Buck Creek Road. The club will meet there until December, then will go back to Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Lawn care class Aug. 21
Not happy with your lawn? Want to make it look better next spring? Fall is the best time for to improve next year’s lawn. Dr. Gregg Munshaw, University of Kentucky Turf Specialist, will talk about fall lawn care on Thursday, Thursday1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4593.
Limestone ladies’ night
Limestone will have the fifth annual community Ladies Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Floral Hall. Jeneen Wiche will be the guest speaker. Local Kentucky Proud vendors will be on hand for shopping with homegrown or handmade products. A meal will be served. The event is free and open to any ladies that would like to come and the first 100 will receive free gifts at the door. This event is for adults only. There will be a John Deere ride or drive area. Many prizes will be given away with the grand prizes including a Stihl trimmer and a tablet.  For more information, call 502-239-8484.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Supper for Vets
The first Veterans Supper of Shelby County will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the VFW branch on Main Street in Shelbyville. It will be a potluck appreciation lunch day for Shelby County vets, featuring free food, local music and raffles for donated gift baskets from area businesses, as well as commemoration for service members. For more information, contact Molly Carter, event director, 502-321-9390 or E-mail Molly.Carter.ky@gmail.com.
‘Walk Away from Colon Cancer’ and 5K run
WHAS11 reporter Joe Arnold will share his personal story during the Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s 9th Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer and 5K run at Iroquois Park on Saturday. The race starts at 9 a.m. next to the amphitheater. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a Louisville non-profit whose mission is to end preventable colon cancer death and suffering. This event began nine years ago as a way to support survivors, honor loved ones, spread awareness of colon cancer, and raise funds for the efforts to increase colon cancer screenings. This year, nearly 30 teams have signed up for the 5K and will feature a “healthy village” with more than a dozen businesses and organizations, and a KidZone with inflatables, face painting, games and more. The Giant Educational Colon, a 20-foot-long colon that has information on colon cancer risks, symptoms, and screening options, will also be on site. Honorary Posters will be set up around the course, and there will be a Survivors & Fighters tent. To register or for more information, visit http://www.coloncancerpreventionproject.org/news-events/walk-away-from-c....
Cruz’n for Christ
The Azuza Streetriders northern Kentucky chapter will host the 8th annual Cruz’n For Christ motorcycle show and ride for the Kentucky wounded warrior project on Saturday at the CVS parking lot in Eminence. Sign ups start at 10 a.m. and judging begins at noon. For more information, contact Todd 502-655-2160 or Mike 502-681-7155.
Friends of NRA banquet
The Friends of NRA banquet will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Tickets are $35 and on sale at Five Point Firearms, 40 Mack Walters Road, visit www.friendsofnra.org or call 592-377-9795.
Girl Scouts clean up
Girl Scout Troop 110, as part of their Silver Award project, will coordinate a clean-up work day at the Bird-Hanna-Stephens cemetery at Mulberry Orchard, 1330 Mulberry Pike, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Any time given is appreciated. Brush will be cleared, so appropriate clothing is recommended. Bring any garden hand tools to use. Light snacks and water will be provided. For more information, contact troop110shelbyville@gmail.com or call 502-545-0169.
Donate blood at State Fair
The American Red Cross will have blood drives from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center’s South Wing. All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last as well as be entered into a raffle to win a new Cannondale CAAD10 bicycle, worth $1,500.
Downtown concert dates
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be Saturday and Sept. 13 with the car cruise. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
‘Necessary Targets’ at SCCT
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Necessary Targets, by Eve Ensler, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the theatre. Parts are available for seven women ages 18 and up. Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The play is directed by Dr. Jack Wann and is a part of our Upstairs at 801 Series. Performance dates are Oct. 17-19 and 24-25. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Salt and Light Festival of Faith
Simpsonville Baptist, Christian and United Methodist churches will host “The Salt and Light Festival of Faith” from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open event to the public and will have music, food, children’s activities and preaching. This event will show the love of Christ through the cooperation of local churches, and invites those who may not worship locally, or at all, to see that they are invited to join their neighbors in our faith life together.  This event will also show that the congregations of Simpsonville are united and engaged in its community.  And most importantly, this event is meant to let the people know that we are here and listening, eager to respond to the needs of God’s children as the hands and feet of Christ.
Clay Street friend and family day
Clay Street Baptist Church will reward the Beckley scholarship Sunday during the morning worship service. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.
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.
Amateur radio meeting
The Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Wooded barn quilt
Make a wooded barn quilt, presented by JoAnna Jackson, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. This class will give you all of the knowledge and skills necessary to complete your own 8x8 barn quilt for your farm, office or business. Supplies (paint, patterns, and wooden boards) will be provided, however, if you wish to use your own favorite pattern, contact JoAnna at 502-387-6867 or E-mail joannajksn@gmail.com for pre-approval. The cost is $60 if paid in advance, $70 the day of. Make payable to JoAnna Jackson, 505 Willowhurst Place, Louisville 40223. The class is for adults 18 years or older, with a class limit of 10. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11.

Next week
Homemakers book club
The Homemakers book club, meets at noon on Aug. 27 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. 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 or for more information, call 633-4593.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 28.
Beekeepers
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the home of Jean Logan. Jean Cobb will present the program, and Claudette Long will provide the book.
Mount Eden Fire Department fundraiser
Help support and rebuild the Mount Eden Fire Department during a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Simpsonville Fire Department Station 1 (behind Metzger’s Country Store). Dinner will be served at a cost of $7.50 for adults, $5 for 12 and under, and free for 3 and under. Music will be provided by Silver Wings.
Re-election rally
A re-election rally for Judge John David Myles will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club and will feature country singer J.D. Shelburne. Free concert, free food and kids inflatables.
Library closed Labor Day
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be closed Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day, and will re-open Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Lunch and learn at the library
Lunch and learn will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 2 and the first Tuesday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The legal documents, estate and long term care planning program will be presented by John Dotson, attorney, Elder Care of Louisville. Bring your own lunch. Registration is requested. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Basic sewing classes
Shelby County’s Master Clothing Volunteers will teach a basic sewing class from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 and Oct. 7 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. To reserve a spot in the basic sewing class or for more information, call 633-4593.

Upcoming
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at City Hall, 108 Old Veechdale Road.
Movies for seniors
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. will have movies for seniors at 1 p.m. Sept. 5,  in the Hudson Room, first floor, and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. The other dates will be Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. Call the Library, 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net to register and for movie titles.
Waddy summer concert
The free outdoor Waddy Community Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Waddy Baptist Church. Performing will be Benson Creek. Light concessions will be sold with proceeds benefiting Waddy Baptist Church Mission Projects. The second half of the concert will be open to anyone from the audience who wants to sing or plays an instrument. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
‘Moon Over Buffalo’ in Henry County
Don’t miss the inaugural performance of Henry County’s community theatre – the Theatre Downstream at the Henry County High School Theater. Performances for Moon Over Buffalo are scheduled for Sept. 5-7 and 12-14.  Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 3 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Aug. 18. See “Buy Tickets” page for information on purchasing tickets at www.thetheatredownstream.wordpress.com. For more information, contact Jill Moore at jill.moore@henry.kyschools.us or call 502-432-0544.
Sculpture workshop
In the style of Alexander Calder wire sculpture, a workshop for youth ages 9 to 13 will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 at Shelby County Extension Office. Alexander “Sandy” Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents.  You will work with wire and other mixed materials to make your own three-dimensional circus sculpture.  For more information or to register, contact Rose Flowers at 502-648-8136 or rkflowers@gmail.com. The cost will be a $10 materials fee, and free for children on school lunch program.
Southville Days set
Southville Days is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Salem Baptist Church, 8311 Mount Eden Road. There will be pie and cookie contests at 10 a.m., Little Mr. and Miss Southville for ages 4- to 6-years, Mr. and Miss Southville for ages 7- to 9-years, all at 11:30 a.m. Registration for each is required. The pageants begin at 12:30 p.m. and run consecutively. Lunch begins at noon and starts the church’s fundraiser. Other events include music throughout the day, Walt Reichert book signing, Shelbyville Fire Department fire safety house, Sheriff’s Department child ID, EMS blood pressure and blood sugar checks and more. Games include back seat driver, 3-leg race, sack race, duck pond, face painting and more. A booth will be set up for ‘Remembering Southville’ to remember the history of the town and its people. For more information, contact P. Whitaker at 502-220-3700.
Dance classes at Shelby Christian
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for the fall ballet/tap classes. Ages for the classes range from 3- to 10-years-old. Classes meet on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The cost is from $85 to $95 with the registrations being due by Sept. 8. Classes begin on Sept. 9 and end with a recital on Dec. 13.  Space is limited in each class. For more information or registration forms, you may contact the church at 633-5975 or go to the website at www.shelbychristian.org.
Colin’s dream for a cure
Colin Abbott, 4, is fighting to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which he was diagnosed with last year. A community benefit will be Sept. 13 at 533 Main Street. Donations can be monetary, items to be auctioned or any other way to help. There will also be, a 5K dream walk at Coldstream Park in Lexington. To register, make a donation or for more information, visit Colinsdream.com.
Walt’s wisdom at Red Orchard Park
Kentucky Monthly’s gardening columnist and Shelby County Extension horticulture technician, Walt Reichert, will have a discussion and signing of his new book “Walt’s Wisdom: A Kentucky Cornucopia Of Gardening Miscellany” from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13. The book can be purchased at the event for $20. Information will also we given about fall gardening, tree planting and what have you. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Matthews to discuss book
William E. Matthews will talk about his memoir Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy at a program and book-signing hosted by the Shelby County Public Library at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Hudson Room. Matthews will share tidbits from the book, a copy of which he will donate to the library at the program. The book will be available for a special rate of $23, along with a one-time sale of $10 for “A Living History – Shelby County, Kentucky, 2011 and Historic Kentucky Postcard Art – 1900-2013 – Shelby, Henry, Spencer Counties published in 2013.
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
Hope and Homes for Haiti
The Hope and Homes for Haiti gospel music concert will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at  the Anderson County High School theater. There will be a live auction, which will include basketballs signed by University of Kentucky Coach John Calipari  and former University of Louisville Coach Denny Crum along with other UK and UofL items and much more. the concert will include songs from The Patriots, Heartstong and Cross Tithes. Refreshments may be purchased during intermission.
Woofstock at Red Orchard
The Woofstock Dog Day at Red Orchard Park on Sept. 20 will feature a 5K run/walk, and dogs are welcome, and a full day of activities for the whole family, including barn hunt, contests, prizes, raffles, vendors and rescue groups. Dogs, of course, are welcome. The event is sponsored by Camp Hi Ho, with all proceeds benefitting the Shelby County Parks Foundation. Later that day there will be a picnic and concert. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with music beginning at 6. Food vendors will be available, and tickets are $5 with children 12-and-under free. The concert is sponsored by O’Brien Ford, Shelbyville Chrysler and Jeff Wyler. For more information, contact Clay Cottongim, 502-321-0612, or Marnie Terhune, 502-655-0027.
SHS class of 1974 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1974 will have the 40-year reunion on Sept. 27. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, E-mail leesac@hotmail.com.
Bigfoot at Red Orchard Park
Charlie Raymond, founder and lead investigator of Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization, will share his experience and knowledge about searching for the legendary creature(s) we know as Bigfoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Red Orchard Park. Charlie has been featured on the History Channel and the BBC. From Native American folklore to TV shows, the mystery of Bigfoot is very much alive and over 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America. Does Bigfoot exist? Do you believe? For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club fall festival will be Sept. 27 and 28. A country breakfast will be 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. A chicken dinner will be served at noon till approx. 2:30, or whenever there is no more chicken, on Sunday. For more information E-mail grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Master Gardener classes forming
Interested in becoming a Shelby County Master Gardener? Classes will start in early October and will be held in the evenings at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office. An informational session that details the cost, class schedule, class and service requirements and more will be held on Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. To register for the Master Gardener class information session, call 633-4593.
Smokey Bear at Red Orchard
Join forest ranger Sara Johns and Smokey the Bear for a fun filled morning of learning about fire science, prevention and our Kentucky forests from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at Red Orchard Park. Sara will educate us about forests, threats to Kentucky ecosystems, and our role in conservation. “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Looking for 1958 Eastern High classmates
The Eastern High School (Middletown) class of 1958 will have a class reunion on Nov. 2 for a day at the races at Churchill Downs. Reservations are necessary. For more information, call Henrietta Bennett Hardin 502-647-3538 or E-mail henbug40@gmail.com.

Recurring
Shelby Shape Ups
The new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 5 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 and free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Farmers’ Market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The market features fresh produce from Shelby County, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and meat and eggs. The market is undercover to avoid rainouts, and offers free coffee and traditional Kentucky music.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs starting Aug. 25 are being offered by JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and Shelby County Public Library. Choose GED Classes to secure your job or math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your career or college entrance exam. To register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121.
Looking for CASA recruits
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will be recruiting new volunteers in the Shelby and Spencer county area to advocate in the court system for abused and neglected children.  There are currently more than 30 children waiting for a CASA volunteer in the Shelby and Spencer county area. A volunteer training workshop will be held in August for persons interested in becoming a volunteer. Call 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life.
Marriage and relationship education
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is seeking to start another round of free classes for individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages and families. Classes typically consist of 10 to 12 participants, meet one time per week and are designed to help individuals (whether single, dating, engaged or married) achieve their personal goals in relationships, family and marriage. For more information, call 502-633-7162.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or E-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a science-based, proven method to quitting smoking.  Classes are 12-weeks and include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. There is no charge for the class, however participants are responsible for the purchase of nicotine replacement products which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, call 647-4341.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers is now scheduling for spring and summer events. This group of musicians, from Henry and Shelby counties, use lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars and mandolin, and play gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more, call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@twc.com.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, class times and to register, call 633-3803 ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 10 a.m. to 2 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
Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an E-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Brittany Mitchell at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.