Datebook, Aug. 5, 2009

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By The Staff

Community datebook

Public meetings

Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.

This week

Prayer meeting

The non-denominational Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Stratton Center.

Ruritan meeting

Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Foreclosure clinic

The Legal Aid Society is sponsoring a free foreclosure clinic 6 p.m. Thursday at its office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. in Louisville. The Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to low-income families.

CASA Awareness Day

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Awareness Day is Thursday. This year CASA will set up an awareness booth at every Wal-Mart store in the six counties served.

Settlers meeting

The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. monthly meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, in Meeting Room A at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office at 1117 Frankfort Road (US 60), Shelbyville.  Volunteer help, suggestions and ideas are needed to organize an annual School Day Program and weekend event in Sept., The Long Run Massacre.  All non re-enactors and supporters welcome.  For more information contact President Kathy Cummings at (502) 228-3746, kacummings@bellsouth.net or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.

Street Rod Nationals

The 40th annual Street Rod Nationals show is Thursday through Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. All events are open to the public, $14 per adult. For information, see www.nsra-usa.com.

Democratic Party trivia event

Trivia Night at the Stratton Center is 6:30 p.m. Friday. Proceeds go to benefit the Shelby County Democratic Party.  Cost, $10, includes a pizza dinner.  Come as individuals or arrive as a team of eight. Respond to ladybug56@insightbb.com.

Medical open house

Open house for the Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast is 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Jewish Hospital  Medical Center Northeast, 2401 Terra Crossing Blvd., off Old Henry Road at I-265/Gene Snyder Freeway.   

Golf scramble

An Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund golf scramble is Saturday at the Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. For information, call 501-301-0188, 502-410-8910 or 664-0469.

Volunteer training

The Luci Center, a therapeutic horseback-riding center, needs volunteers to assist with student classes.  Training for volunteers is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.  For more information please contact Nicole Hatfield at 502-220-4308 or email at lucicntr@aol.com.

Hedges reunion

The descendants of Owen Hedges will have an annual potluck family reunion 10 a.m. Sunday at the Salato Wildlife Center (game farm) in Frankfort.

Shakers craft fair

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will hold its 14th annual craft fair Saturday and Sunday. The craft fair is included with admission to Shaker Village. During the craft fair weekend, admission is reduced to just $10.

Monroe reunion

The Monroe Reunion is Sunday at the Waldridge Center at the Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. Bring covered dish or just drop by. Contact Mary C. Brewer, MryCBrw@aol.com, or 502-538-4797.

Arthritis management class

Shelby Fit for Life will join with the Shelby County Extension Office to offer a free 6-week course in exercise and self-management for arthritis.  The 1-hour classes will meet 9:30 a.m. beginning Monday. The class is free, but registration is required. Call Shelby Fit for Life at 647-7867.

Girl Scouts fundraiser

Girl Scout Troop 2146 that meets at Heritage Elementary is having a fundraiser 11 a.m. until closing on Monday at Carino's Italian Grill in Frankfort. Ten percent of purchase will be donated to Troop 2146.

Lodge meeting

The Solomon's Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Ham radio club meeting

The Stubblefield Ham Radio Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the 7th Street Emergency Management Office. To more about being a amateur radio operator, anyone may visit the EMA/Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. For information, call 633-1595.

Rotary Club meeting

Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Democratic women's meeting

The Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

Shelbyville Lion's Club meeting

The Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multi-Purpose Community Action building on Washington Street.

Next week

Big Brothers Big Sisters breakfast

The Back to School Pancake Breakfast is to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County is 6:30-9 a.m. Aug. 12 at Maggie's Bistro on Main Street in Shelbyville. Donate $5 to support BBBS of Shelby County for pancakes, sausage and a beverage from Maggie's Bistro. Door prizes will be given. For more details please contact Angela Skeeters at angela.skeeters@bbbs.org or by phone at (502) 633-5132 ext. 130.

Stamp club meeting

The Kentucky Stamp Club will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at 103 Holmes St. in Frankfort. For more information, contact Breck Pegram, 502-803-8788.

Agritourism tour

The Cooperative Extension Service Agritourism Tour is Aug. 14. Call 633-4593 to participate.

Fish fry

Boy Scout Troop 137 will be having a Fish Fry/Silent Auction 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Stratton Center.  The cost is $6 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the troop.

Financial planning seminar

The free financial seminar No Debt, No Sweat! is 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Shelbyville Church of Christ, 1512 W. Main St. in Shelbyville. The class continues 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The free seminar is open to the public. Childcare will be provided. Financial planner Steve Diggs will discuss the six secrets of great investors, how mutual funds work and how to plan for retirement.

CASA appreciation party

The appreciation party for VISTA worker Tyler Reid is 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at 4140 Todds Point Road in Simpsonville. Respond to 321-6856.


Woodland Art Fair

The 34th annual Woodland Art Fair will take place Aug. 15-16 in Woodland Park near downtown Lexington. More than 200 artists and craftspersons sell handcrafted items including ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. 

Bowling league opens season

The Thursday morning Ladies Fall Bowling League begins Aug. 20. For information, contact Carolyn Bland, 747-8438, or the Bluegrass Bowling Center, 633-1731.

Wooten reunion

The Wooten Family Reunion is Aug 21-23. For information, call Sonja Reed, 226-6110.

Shelbyville High School 1970s reunion

The Shelbyville High School Class of 1974 is having a 35-year reunion for all SHS '70s classmates 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Lake Shelby Shelter on Burks Branch Road.  Bring picnic food for your family, drinks, chairs and games.  T-shirts are available for purchase. For additional information, contact Tina Husband Meadows (ct_meadows@yahoo.com), Martha Chatham Pryor (sville5@aol.com), Connie Rogers Cocanougher (conniec@insightbb.com), Leesa Carpenter (leesac@hotmail.com) or find us on Facebook.com.

Class of 1999

The 10th reunion of the Shelby County High School Class of 1999 is 1-10 p.m. Aug. 22 at Captain's Quarters in Harrods Creek and noon-2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Clear Creek Park. Cost is $25 per person. For information, contact 889-5979 or 773-8743.

Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 23-30 in Louisville. Tickets are $6 for adults before Aug. 20 and $8 after Aug. 20. Gates open 7 a.m. daily; exhibit building open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Thrillway specials are available for rides. For more information, see www.kystatefair.org.

Yoga workshop

PM Yoga offers a free New to Yoga Workshop monthly.  An open-forum setting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 guides each individual toward the classes that best suit him/her. Call or email the studio to register, 437-0520 or stephanie@pmyoga.com.

Boy Scouts event

The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council's 100th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Old Cardinal Stadium in Louisville Featured activities will support the Scout's Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Participation for children under the age of 5

and parents is free. A registration fee is required for youth who participate in

activities. Pre-registration is available through Sept. 4 for $5. Registration

forms are available online at www.lhcbsa.org.

Shelbyville Class of 1959

The Shelbyville High School Class of 1959 will have its 50-year reunion 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. For information, contact Betty Hudson, bhudson3311@bellsouth.net.

Lifebridge motorcycle ride

The Lifebridge Rover Run Motorcycle Ride and Show and the Bluegrass Mutt Show is Sept. 5 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Events include a corn hole tournament, education exhibits, entertainment, children's activities and food and drinks. See www.peteducation.ky.org for information or call 633-4959.

Multifamily reunion

The Cox, Cook, Shank, Schrogham and Lambert reunion is 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Waldridge Center. Cost is $10 per couple. Swimming is $3.50 each. Bring food for a potluck meal. Respond to Debra Cox, 633-0374, by Aug. 31.

Paramedic course

Shelby County EMS and KCTCS will be starting a paramedic course on Sept.7 in Shelbyville. The course is limited to 25 students. A current Kentucky EMT basic certification is a pre-requisite. Contact Rick Frank, (502) 220-6687 for information.

Simpsonville Fall Festival

The Simpsonville Fall Festival is Sept. 12. For more information, see www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com or contact Denise Miller at 722-8793.

Band craft fair

The Shelby County Band Craft Fair and Expo is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the high school. For information, call 829-5216.

Grant deadline

The Shelby County Community Foundation announces that the deadline for applications for the Shelby County Partnership Grant Funds is Sept. 15. Application forms may be downloaded from  the Shelby County Community Foundation web site at shelbyccf.org.

Cropper Day

The Cropper Day Celebration is Sept. 19. For information on booth rental, call Robin Belwood, 461-7570.

Finchville Fall Festival

The Finchville Fall Festival is Sept. 26-27 in Finchville. For information about booth rental, call Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. For information about the Little Mr. and Miss Contest, contact Marsha Whitehouse, 834-7100.

A Loving Choice (ALC) Pregnancy Center featuring Patrick Henry Hughes as the keynote speaker to the annual fundraising banquet Sept. 24. His web site is http://www.patrickhenryhughes.com/.

Clay Village event

The Clay Village Community is planning an October Fest for Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. The event will begin with a pig roast 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2. There will be entertainment, events and booths. For information about renting a booth, the talent show or the Mr. and Miss contest, contact Charlotte Gilbert, 633-2588.

Class of 1989

The Shelby County High School Class of 1989 reunion reception is Oct. 17 at the Galt House in Louisville. Go to  www.schsclassof1989.com for more information, registration and to find out about tailgating at the Rockets Football game the night before.

Class of 1984

The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 24. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.


Weekly bike ride

A beginners' bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.

Horse riding

Red Orchard Park is available for horse riding on Wednesdays, the second and fourth weekends and holidays. Also, the horse ring is available for use on those days.  Call 633-5059 for more information.

Farmers' markets

The 2009 Shelby County Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Coots Barn of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Call Doug Burkett, 633-7484, for information. The Simpsonville Farmers Market is 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through the end of October at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. Locally grown in-season vegetables, fruits, eggs, beef, pork, soap, potted plants and more will be available. Contact Lee Lafferty at 502-905-9113 or LeeLaf@ShelbyBB.net for additional information.

Early yoga

A new Yoga Class at the Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info call 633-7667 for visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Parent group

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) times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Red Cross training

The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at our Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, 502-437-5147.

Tumble time

The Family Activity Center (FAC) of Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time for children 2-8. Cost is $35 for the 4-week course. The instructor is Cathy Wilhoit. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for information.


Center for Women and Children

Funds from all single classes and 2-week unlimited packages purchased for 6:30 p.m. Thursday classes in August, September and October will go to the Center for Women and Children. For information, call Hot Yoga, 321-2020.

Food Mission

God's Kitchen has a free meal 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 714 Main Street.

Baby bottles requested

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. They are in the Village Plaza Shopping Center; for information, call 647-0300.

Summer workshops

Shelby County Community Theatre presents Summer Arts Enrichment Workshops for the summer of 2009. Cost of courses vary from $15, $84, $100 and $300.  For more information, call 643-7453, or email cpskellie@insightbb.com, or visit the SCCT Web site at www.shelbytheatre.org.

Weight-loss challenge

A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned.  No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. The 12-week class is being offered locally. For registration and information, call 502-529-9311.

ACT Now Ministries

ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633.4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.

Class of 1979

Payment of $25 per person must be paid by Labor Day for the October reunion. Mail payment to SCHS Class of '79, 1289 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, 40342. For information, e-mail nayinky1@yahoo.com for details.

Veteran business help

Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a website dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at 270-763-6961, or email patricia@kyvetbiz.com.

Field of Bricks campaign

SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements.  Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed at Robert Doyle Stadium. Donor cost is $100, each brick. For information, call 633-2344.

Military group

Louisville Chapter No. 127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member of former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.