Datebook: Aug. 27, 2014

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This week
Homemakers book club
The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today 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. Thursday.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 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.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday 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 Thursday at the home of Jean Logan. Jean Cobb will present the program, and Claudette Long will provide the book.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Salad supper at Graefenburg Christian
Graefenburg Christian Church ladies ministry will host the second annual salad supper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Theme is “Son Followers” with Emily Messinger as motivational speaker and music by “Daughters of the King.” All ladies invited. To RSVP contact Rita at 502-320-4738. The church is located at the Intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway 151 at Graefenburg.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday. The menu includes fish, fries, mac and cheese, cole slaw, choice of 3 desserts and drink. The cost will be a donation of $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Mount Eden Fire Department fundraiser
Help support and rebuild the Mount Eden Fire Department during a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday 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 Sunday 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 Monday 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.
Waddy Labor Day festival
The Waddy Ruritan Club will have its annual Labor Day festival on Monday. The schedule of events includes: breakfast at 7:30 a.m., 5k fun run/walk at 8, Waddy parade at 10, live or silent auction from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., pedal pull at 12:30, and live music from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the fun and fellowship with the community.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Inn, Frankfort. Come at 5:30 to eat and socialize. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.
Lunch and learn at the library
Lunch and learn will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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.

Next week
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.
Retired teacher dinner meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association dinner meeting will be Sept. 4 at the Stratton Center. The meal begins at 6 p.m. Come early to visit. Nancy Cheak will provide entertainment and there will be a speaker from KTRA concerning insurance changes for the coming year. Plan to attend and spread the word. For reservations, call Carolyn at 649-4070 or 633-3766. No E-mail please. If dues are due, they may be paid at the meeting.
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 at the outdoor shelter will be The Nation Family. This will also be an ice cream social, so bring your favorite homemade ice cream if you want to share it with others. This performance will end with fireworks. The second half of the concert is open to anyone from the audience who wants to sing or plays an instrument. Visitors may bring lawn chairs. For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
Recovery month celebration
Recovery Month Celebration will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at St. John United Methodist Church, 212 Martin Luther King Jr. Street. This September marks the 25th annual celebration of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), an observance that increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly discuss mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. It aims to foster public understanding and acceptance of behavioral health conditions. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Shelby Christians United Against Drugs SCUAD.
‘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.
Fundraiser for Blake Hundley
Join the community in a raffle to help raise money for Blake Hundley and his family. 100 percent of all contributions and donations with go to Blake and his family as he continues his fight against cancer. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Carriss’ Grocery or Century 21 Abbott Realty. Purchase a $5 ticket to be in the raffle for Jason Aldean and Flordia Georgia line concert tickets. Winner will be announced Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-210-0952 or 502-321-7836.
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.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees Shelbyville.
Tri-County diabetes walk
The Shelby County Diabetes Coalition will have the third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. Participants will receive a free goody bag, pedometer, snacks and refreshments, along with valuable health information.  Registration will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Walk anytime from 10 to 11 a.m. Refreshments and prizes will be at 11 a.m. Wear blue and bring the whole family and friends for this free event. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.  Contributions will be used for KRDC educational programs for persons with diabetes and health resources in Shelby County. For more information, contact Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747 or E-mail amanda.osborne@krdcoalition.com.
Price family reunion
The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Masonic Lodge building in Simpsonville. The potluck meal will begin at noon. For more information, call Doris Cissell 502-722-1191.
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.

Elder care forum
A panel of experts will discuss and answer questions regarding assistance that is available to us as we age from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main St. Some of the topics to be addressed are home care, day care, meals, rehab, assisted living, skilled care, finance, Hosparus, DNR, funeral planning, support groups, wills, POA, safety, and dementia. For more information, contact Jay Hodge 502-321-7175 or E-mail RevScience@aol.com.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 through Oct. 30. The classes are scheduled for 8 weeks at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $40 includes the book and printed material.  Call 633-4593 to register for the classes.
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.
Downtown concert dates
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be Sept. 13 with the car cruise. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
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, 704 Kentucky Street, on Sept. 20 will feature a 5K run/walk (with your dog or without). This includes a full day of doggie events for the whole family including barn hunt, lure coursing, demos,  contests, prizes, raffles, vendors, rescue groups and much much more. Bring  your dog and come play at the Park. The event is sponsored by friends at Camp Hi Ho, all benefiting the Shelby County Parks Foundation. For more  information contact Clay Cottongim 502-321-0612 or Marnie Terhune  502-655-0027.
Red Orchard Park concert
A concert will be at Red Orchard Park with The Marlins with DJ Linzie. Woofstock Peace Love and Picnic in the Park at 704 Kentucky Street will be Sept. 20. Bring a picnic basket, blanket and the whole family for an evening of music. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6. Food vendors will be available. Tickets are $5 each and kids under 12 are free. The concert will benefit the Shelby County Parks Foundation and is presented by the Shelby County New Car Dealers, O’Brien Ford, Shelbyville Chrysler and Jeff Wyler. For more information, contact Clay Cottongim 502-321-0612 or Marnie Terhune 502-655-0027.
‘A Place To Sleep’ party
A Place to Sleep party afternoon fundraiser will be from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the fellowship hall, First Presbyterian Church. The cost will be $30 per person and all art supplies will be provided. Take home a large canvas painting of an owl, instructions by Paula Frye Kingsolver. Refreshments, fun and fellowship will be provided. There are limited spots available. Sign up in assembly room or contact Lynn Whittaker 321-7116. Proceeds go to help provide beds for children in Shelby County.
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.
Tipton/Bramblett family reunion
The Tipton/Bramblett family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Bagdad Ruritan building in Bagdad. It will be a potluck meal, bring drinks and ice. For more information, call Doris Cissell 502-722-1191.
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 at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. To register for the Master Gardener class information session, call 633-4593.
Walk to stop diabetes
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 4 at Louisville Waterfront Park – Big Four Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 with includes a 5K walk/run (three miles) and one mile family fun walk. Children’s interactive play area with arts and crafts, health and wellness festival, and complimentary food and beverages are included in the events. NFL Star Marcus Dupree is the celebrity chair and Doug Proffitt is the celebrity media spokesperson. To register visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout  or call 502-452-6072. The cost is free to walk, donations are accepted.
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.
Bagdad fall festival
The first Bagdad Fall Festival will be Oct. 11 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. The day will begin with a country ham breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ruritan Club building at 5632 Elmburg Road. All local community organizations, businesses, churches, and political candidates are invited to set up a booth to showcase themselves. Booths will be open on the Ruritan grounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The booth registration fee is $15 and vendors can contact Emma Redmon at emma.i.redmon@gmail.com to register.
‘Necessary Targets’ at SCCT
Perfomance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Necessary Targets, by Eve Ensler, are Oct. 17-19 and 24-25.  The play is directed by Dr. Jack Wann and is a part of our Upstairs at 801 Series. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
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.

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.
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.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7 x 9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 321-7116 or E-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Musical instruments needed
Do you have musical instruments that need a good home? Did you know that you can donate those instruments to the Shelby County School System through a Partners In Education Program at First Presbyterian Church and help students who otherwise couldn’t afford to be in band or orchestra? If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 633-2693. More than 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs 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.
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 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.
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/.

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.