Datebook | Aug. 9, 2017

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By Jacob Blair

This week

Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.

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.

Lions Club

Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.

Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting

Shelby Kentuckians for Commonwealth meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.

Health and Wellness Coalition of Spencer County

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Spencer County meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Spencer County Public Library.

Waddy Ruritan

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

Finchville Ruritan

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

Mike Grimes at 6th and Main

Mike Grimes, author of “Cropper Reflections” will have an author showcase from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the 6th and Main Coffeehouse. He will be promoting his new book “Christianburg: Where All The Good People Live.”

Pleasureville UMC

car show, fish fry

Pleasureville United Methodist Church will be having a car show and fish fry from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. A meal is available for $10, including fish, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and a drink. Awards will also be given at the car show for a variety of different classes.

Hemp foods cook off

The Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation is hosting the second annual Local Hemp Foods Cook Off at the Crave Food + Music Festival from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. Chefs will create dishes featuring Kentucky hemp products on. Samples of the dishes will also be available for purchase.

Next Week

Singing in Unity II concert

The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., Lexington Metro Chapter presents “Singing in Unity II - Workshop & Concert” at 5 p.m. Sunday at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 704 Washington St., Shelbyville. Concert admission is free and open to public. Workshop classes will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday and Frday, followed by choir rehearsal at 7-8:30 p.m. both days. There will also be a rehearsal and brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The registration fee for the workshop is $10.

Solomon’s Lodge

The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.

SRAC painting course

Artist Beverly Bruntz, in partnership with the Shelby Regional Arts Council, will be teaching an eight-week academic painting class meeting from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays at the extension office Sept. 11 through Oct. 30. The class will teach painting from life in oil or acrylic. From beginner to advanced this class is structured to help with your painting success and covers paint mixing, color harmony, composition, value and brush strokes. Returning students have the first opportunity to enroll. A full registration cost of $200 or a $50 deposit is requested by Tuesday. To register, visit http://beverlybruntz.fineartstudioonline.com/workshops. Late registrations will be considered on a per case basis. A supply list will be provided at time of enrollment.

Shelby County

Democrats meeting

The Shelby County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. For more info, email at shelbycokydems@gmail.com, check the website at www.shelbycokydems.com or follow @shelbydemky on Twitter. All Democrats are welcome to attend.

Jennie C. Benedict Circle

Jennie C. Benedict Circle of The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons meets at noon Tuesday at First Christian Church. For more information, contact Ann Eyle, president, at 502-655-9232.

Kingsway Circle

The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.

Kentucky Road Runners meetings

The Kentucky Road Runners meetings meets Tuesday at Office Pub & Deli in Frankfort. Come at 5:30 p.m. to eat and socialize, with the meeting starting at 6:30. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others. For more information, visit us on Facebook under Kentucky Road Runners Motorcycle Group.

AARP driver improvement

The AARP Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and old will be offered from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. Please call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course.

Angel Tree sign ups

Angel Tree applications will be taken by The Salvation Army from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. Participants must be Shelby County residents with proof of address, either an ID or piece of mail. All children ages 0-15 may be added to the Angel Tree with either birth certificate or social security card shown by a parent or guardian only at sign up. These will be the only sign up dates for the Angel Tree program.

Historical architecture

with John David Myles

The Shelby County Historical Society will host attorney, former circuit judge, author and preservationist John David Myles as he talks about his book “Historic Architecture of Shelby County, Kentucky 1792-1915” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. The event is free and open to the public.

Learning Disabilities

Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 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. Aug. 17.

Guardian Angels Junior Circle

The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Aug. 17 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.

Health and Wellness Coalition of Shelby County

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Shelby County meets from 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or Amanda Stoess at 502-633-1243.

Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the 4- H Building, 1106 Castle Highway in Eminence.

Lake Shelby fish fry

The monthly Lake Shelby Fish Fry will be 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at 1433 Burks Branch Road in Shelbyville. Plates are $10 and include a piece of fish, potato wedges, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and a dessert. Items may be purchased individually and children’s plates are available.

Eastern Star

Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

Commonwealth Pullers at Waddy Ruritan Club

The Commonwealth Garden Tractor Pulling Association will have a tractor pull Aug. 19 at the Waddy Ruritan Club. Weigh in begins at 4 p.m. with the pull starting at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.


Wingate Lodge

Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Emergency Amateur Radio meeting

The Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the EMS Building, 101 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-321-6680, 502-321-2811.

Homemakers book club

The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 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.

MAPP meeting

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the North Central District Health Department on 1020 Henry Clay Street. For more information, E-mail JamiL.McLemore@ky.gov.

Caryatid Book Club

The Caryatid Book Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Gigi Lacer’s house. Mary Helen Miller will have the program and Jean Logan will bring a book. Please remember to RSVP to the hostess.

ADD support meeting

Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.


Ever thought about keeping bees? If so, come and find out more about it at The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.

Mount Eden Ruritan

Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

Shelby Main Street

Shelby Main Street’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Cardwell House.

Cat Eaton at 6th and Main

Cat Eaton will have an artist showcase at 1-2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the 6th and Main Coffeehouse.

SCCT’s Upstairs at 801 ‘Dark of the Moon’ auditions

Auditions for the Shelby County Community Theatre’s Upstairs at 801 production of “Dark of the Moon,” by Howard Richardson and William Berney, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28 at the theater. Roles are available for adults and teens age 14 and up. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 20-22. The play is directed by Dr. Jack Wann. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

ALS support group

An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Shelby County Retired

Teachers meeting

The Shelby County Retired Teachers will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Stratton Center. Please call Carolyn Chesher at 633-3766 or 649-4070 by Sept. 2 to make dinner reservations. The cost of the meal is $13.

Henry County art show

The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild will have an art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. There will be a wide variety of artwork from members of the guild. Food from Machiala’s Inn will also be available for purchase.


Woofstock returns for the fifth year Sept. 16 to benefit Michael Kay’s Bark Park in Red Orchard Park, coordinated by the Shelby County Parks Foundation. Chairperson Cynthia Cottongim said, “There will be events, competitions, fun and games for the whole family, especially your dogs.” Dog events will include lure coursing, dog trick contests, doggie demonstrations, fashion contests and more at the park located at 704 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville. There will be booths of all kinds, food by Four Moores Catering and music including live bands. “Last year we had 200-plus who attended for a day of tail-wagging fun,” Cottongim said, explaining how sponsorship opportunities are being solicited. She can be reached by calling 321-0282 to become a sponsor or to donate items for the silent auction. All proceeds go to the improvements at the Bark Park and continued work of the Parks Foundation.

Henry County Communities in Action Coalition presentation

The Henry County Communities in Action Coalition will have a presentation on adolescent substance use starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Henry County Extension Office, 2151 Campbellsburg Road, New Castle. The guest speaker will be Charlie Baker, a former director of safe and drug-free schools for Jefferson County who has spent 40 years working in the areas of drug and alcohol prevention and assessment, school safety and student behavior. The presentation is open to the public and students and parents are invited to attend. A meal will also be provided with reservations. To RSVP or or more information, please contact Joan Miles at 502-845-7808 or joan@tricountycaaky.org, or Stephanie Benson at 502-418-4212 or stephanie.benson@centerstone.org.

Shelby County High School

Class of 1977 40th reunion

Shelby County High School class of 1977 will have its 40th class reunion on Sept. 30 at Settles Gym. The cost is $35 per person or $50 per couple. For more information, contact Donna Whitis at whitisd604@att.net. To make reservations, contact Denise McCray Hume at denisehume59@gmail.com.

Shelby County High School

Class of 1967 50th reunion

The Shelby County High School Class of 1967 will have its 50th reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville. For more information, call 502-633-6986 or 502-310-1916.


Calvary Cemetery maintenance

The Calvary Cemetery Board of Directors have created a gofundme page to collect donations for the maintenance and general upkeep of the cemetery. Donations will also be used to pave the entranceway and paths throughout the cemetery. For more information or to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/calvary-cemetery-inc.

Free GED Ready test

JCTC Shelby County Adult Education will be offering GED Ready testing to let you know if you are ready to pass the GED test, and offer brush up in specific subjects if needed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday or Aug. 17. The testing will be in Room 125 at the Jefferson Community and Technical College, Shelby County Campus. Age 18 or older, photo ID, first come first served. Call 502-633-5524, Ext. 4 for more information and to reserve a space.

Pleasureville Day

Pleasureville Day will be Sept. 9. For more information about the event or to set up vendor space, contact Mike Grimes at 461-9134 or email at Grhymes@outlook.com.

Shelby County Farmer’s Market

The Shelby County Farmer’s Market is open 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday through Oct. 21 and 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday May 31 through Aug. 30 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, home canned goods, and crafts.

Veterans get help to receive benefits

Veterans and their families can receive counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits. This is a free service provided by the state of Kentucky. This service is available by appointment only between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Shelby County Public Library. 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 or to schedule an appointment, contact Gordon Melton at 502-229-7060.

Clothes closet

The Clothes Closet at Allen Chapel United Methodist Church is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Located at 6694 Taylorsville Road, Finchville.

GirlForce at Jazzercise

GirlForce is a new initiative providing free Jazzercise (dance fitness) classes throughout 2017 to young women between the ages of 16 and 21. The goal is to show girls how great fitness feels and to support them in creating healthy, life-long habits. Multiple fitness classes are offered daily. For more information, visit Jazzercise.com/GirlForce, contact Nel Grin at 502-655-1097, or stop in at 222 Main Street, Suite B, Shelbyville.

eBooks at library

Did you know that you could check out eBooks for free at the local library? Visit www.scplibrary.net for more details or call Shana for assistance in checking out free eBooks from the Shelby County Public Library at 502-633-3083.

Movies for 18 years and older

Movies for 18 years and older will be the third Friday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies are free and popcorn and water will be provided. Call the library for movie titles. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or media@scplibrary.net.

Entertainment in Frankfort

Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians will present a public social dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Thorn Hill Education Center gym, 700 Leslie Avenue in Frankfort. Adults and teens are invited to join in and enjoy old-time dances including circles, contras, squares and more. Great antique music by our orchestra, plus refreshments and social time with friends. The event is free for the first time, thereafter $5 per person.

Al Anon group meeting

Al Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Christian Church, 60 Disciples Way, Shelbyville. Call 502-320-9915 for more information.

Oldham County walking tours

Throughout the summer, the Oldham County History Center is offering walking tours that will educate participants about the communities they visit. Several unique walking tours will showcase the historic Oldham County communities of Westport, Pewee Valley and La Grange, while highlighting their contributions to American history. These tours will take place every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, June – August. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for children 12 and under, and free for children under age 4. Reservations required. The Westport Walking Tour on Aug. 4 introduces visitors to the town where the courthouse was first established within the county. Meet at Westport Methodist Church for this tour. The La Grange Walking Tour Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 gives a glimpse of life along the tracks. This pioneer train town was the site of the Kentucky Masonic College, a center for freemasonry and home to Rob Morris who founded the Order of the Eastern Star. Meet at the Oldham County History Center for this tour. The Pewee Valley Walking Tour on Aug. 18 explores a town known for its quaintness and perfectly preserved atmosphere of a bygone era. Meet at Pewee Valley Town Hall for this tour. For more information or to make reservations contact the Oldham County History Center at 502-222-0826 or info@oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Women Walking in Recovery

Women Walking in Recovery, an open Alcoholics Anonymous group for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the First United Methodist Church of Campbellsburg, 8043 Main St., Campbellsburg. Call Laura at 502-220-8098 for more information.

Ky. Cancer Program offering services

The Kentucky Cancer Program is offering medical services where all treatment for cancer would be paid by the program. To be eligible, people have to between the ages of 21-65, be 250 percent below the poverty level, cannot have insurance and need to have pap and mammogram at the health department.

ALC services

A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, is celebrating 10 years of Christian ministry in Shelbyville. ALC is committed to providing help and hope to women and families facing or having experienced a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. ALC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 711 Henry Clay Street, behind Operation Care on Main Street. Appointments are not necessary, but can be scheduled by calling 502-647-0300. Free and confidential services include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, infant supplies, support for men, abortion recovery and pregnancy information including education on parenting, adoption and abortion. Spanish speaking services are available. More information is available at www.alcshelbyville.com.

Health classes

Health Classes are at 6 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4401 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 per person and covers materials and food samples for the entire year. The focus of the classes is controlling and reversing lifestyle diseases such as heart trouble and diabetes.

My Health Matters

The My Health Matters group meets on the second Monday of every month. There is an optional weigh in from 5:30-6 p.m. There is an educational piece from 6-7 p.m. Group meets at North Central District Health Dept Administrative Office at 1020 Henry Clay Street. This group is for people interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. The educational pieces vary each month. For more information, please contact Amanda Stoess at 502-633-1243 or AmandaN.Stoess@ky.gov.

Recycle for project graduation

Take your aluminum cans, copper, brass, steel, any metals, car batteries (lead acid only), power tool batteries, Christmas lights to Midwest Metals, 40 Windhurst Way, and donate your earnings to Project Graduation class of 2016 for Shelby County High School and Collins High School.

Senior services and program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 each day with various activities scheduled throughout the day for 60 years of age and above to enjoy. To make a reservation, one week in advance, call 502-633-2218.

Bookmobile schedule

The bookmobile is a free service available to Shelby County residents. The bookmobile visits numerous locations including: Amber Oaks, Crescent Place, Crestview, Hometown Manor, Masonic Home, Metzger’s Country Store, Carriss Grocery, Finchville Baptist Church, Waddy Baptist Church, Todd’s Point Church, Indian Ridge Apartments, Hi-Point Apartments, Bagdad Fire Station, and many more. The bookmobile offers various genres of books with a large collection of Large Print Fiction. Visit your nearest community stop to check out the bookmobile or call the library at (502)633-3803 to set up a home service stop.

Christian-based recovery groups

The Christian-based Celebrate Recovery support groups use a 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang-ups including drugs and alcohol. Groups for both men and women meet from 6-7:30 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday at the Serenity Center, 98 Seventh St., Shelbyville. Childcare available for participants. Contact Teresa at 502-548-1561.

CASA recruiting volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

The KIPDA Grandparent Raising Grandchildren program offers a variety of opportunities to receive help through supportive and supplemental services. Supportive Services include: Information about gaining access to community services, counseling, support groups and trainings. Supplemental Services include: Financial assistance to help with purchasing clothing, school supplies, furniture, respite, legal services and other services authorized by KIPDA. If you are a grandparent or relative caregiver (age 55 or older) and responsible for raising a family member’s child, call 1-800-928-6084, or (502)266-5571 to see if you are eligible for our caregiver program. You can also email kim.hinkel@ky.gov for more information. Visit www.KIPDA.org to see what other services KIPDA has to provide for seniors and people with disabilities.

Events at Clay Street

Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Are you interested in being a Big Brother or a Big Sister? We need mentors for children ages 7-16. Please visit BBBSKY.org or call Cindy at 502-753-3745.

Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed

A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets and others who would like to put the blocks together. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Just make yours all the same size. Great use of scrap yarns. Donations of yarn are also needed for this project. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail aplacetosleep@hotmail.com for more information.

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 502-633-2693. Nearly 90 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.

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.

Spay/neuter clinics

Operation CatSnip offers 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.

Fitness at the library

Yoga for seniors 50 and up is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday (starting Jan. 9) in the Hudson Room and 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the Hudson Room. Line dancing is from 5-6 p.m. Thursdays in the Hudson Room. Zumba is from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hudson Room. All classes are free and there is no registration required. For more information, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@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 at 7 p.m. 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 502-633-5059.

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 502-633-3803.

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 502-633-5518 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.

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.

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 are now scheduling for events. This is a group of musicians from Henry and Shelby Counties playing lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars, and mandolins, and love gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or email mmdulcimers@gmail.com.

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 502-647-1160 or e-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.

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.

Weekly bike ride

A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 502-220-4136.

Foster care/adoption program

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services 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 apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.


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 502-633-0009.

Food Pantry hours

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.