Datebook: August 5, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

This week
Shelbyville Horse Show
The annual Shelbyville Horse Show will be  Wednesday through Saturday at the arena at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Shows will be nightly at 7 p.m.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Street rod show
The National Street Rod Association’s 42nd annual Street Rod Nationals will be at the Kentucky Expo Center on Thursday through Sunday. The show is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 4, 8-6 on Aug. 5, 7-7 on Aug. 6 and 8-3 on Aug. 7. Admission is $14 for adults, $5 for children 6-12; and under-6 are free.
5-day cutting horse show

The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association is having a 5-day show starting today and running through Aug. 9 at the Rocky Fork feeders Arena on Dover Road. There are youth and adult classes, and scholarship money of up to $6,000. For more information, visit www.kchacutting.org.
NAACP meeting
The Shelbyville area NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center. All junior, seniors and college-bound students are invited to attend this back-to-school event. Sha-Reese Cunningham, state NAACP youth advisor, will visit the branch to talk with the youth about opportunities available through the NAACP. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wyena Marshall, president, at 502-558-4413.
C.R.U.N.K. festival
The C.R.U.N.K. festival will be Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Workshop speakers for Saturday include Timothy Finley Jr., Joy Harris, Terra Epps and Dwight “DJ” Lacy. Confirmed artists include Vashawn Mitchell, Level 3:16, Chad Higgins and Spirit and in Truth, Samajesty Starr, and Plus P-Dub and D. Stone. For more information go to crunkfestonline.com or newmtziononline.com.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the Hardees parking lot.
Henry County ‘81 reunion
The Henry County High School class of 1981 will be having its 30th reunion Saturday at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. Meet and mingle will be 6:30-7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat chicken and pulled pork barbecue dinner will be served at 7. For more information, go to Facebook at Henry County Grads of 81 or contact Carrie Smith-Howell (502-220-1243 or kayrae@insightbb.com).
Cornerstone back-to-school bash
The second annual Cornerstone financial literacy and community resource fair/back-to-school bash is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail. This event is a free family friendly event that promotes a healthy start to the school year by providing a one-stop opportunity for residents to learn about and take advantage of the quality community resources available within Shelby County.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
WMS cheerleaders fundraiser
The West Middle School cheerleaders will be serving and working for tips 5-8 p.m. on Saturday at Fire Fresh BBQ, 81 Jeanie Drive, next to Shoe Show.
Square dance open house
A square dance/open house is 8 p.m. Saturday at Midlane Presbyterian Church, 6209 Six Mile Lane in Louisville. For more information, call Mary 502-380-6192.
Genealogical seminar
Internationally acclaimed family history researcher, author and “mother of modern genealogy” Elizabeth Shown Mills will be the featured presenter at the 36th annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar scheduled for Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. in downtown Frankfort. The doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for sign-in and vendor browsing. The seminar will begin at 8:45 and end at 4 p.m. The registration fee for KGS members is $40. For others, the fee is $50 for registrations postmarked by Sunday and $60 after that date. Lunch is included in all registrations. Seating is limited, and registrations will be honored in the order received. Seminar information and a registration form are available for download at www.kygs.org. Send inquiries by e-mail to kykinsearcher@gmail.com or by postal mail to KGS, P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, Ky. 40602.
EMS yard sale
The East Middle Missiles football team yard sale is 8 a.m. Saturday at East Middle School.
Pet appreciation day
A pet appreciation day in Shelbyville is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Shelbyville. Shelby County Animal Shelter, Shelby County No Kill Mission and Shamrock Greyhound Foundation will be in attendance with animals for adoption. There will be drawings for free dog food for a year, free veterinary care and free balloons for the kids.
Corpus Christi open house
Corpus Christi Academy’s will have open house is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at 7010 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville for Pre-K through 12th grades. Call 722-8090 for more information.
Tree dedication
A SCHS tree dedication ceremony, to honor the Pflughaupts and the Moores for years of providing scholarships for Shelby County High School SCHS students will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at SCHS. Call Jessica Chambers at (502) 633-2344, extension 181 or E-mail jessica.chambers@shelby.kyschools.us to RSVP.

Next week
SCHS service days
Senior service day is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at Shelby County High School. Service day for grades 9-11 will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting
A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 planning meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Olive Branch Methodist Church on Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan the 40th reunion. Call 834-7767 for more information.
Boot camp
A free 3-day fitness boot camp is 6:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 9 and 11 at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Contact Cathy Wilhoit 502-321-8576.
Democratic Women’s Club
Shelby County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Stratton Center.
Healthcare luncheon

The Shelbyville Healthcare Professionals luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 in the community room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. The speaker is Gail M. Schank of Schank Financial, who will discuss planning for long-term care.
Kids camp
A 5-day camp for children Monday through Aug. 12. at First Baptist Church. Ages K-second grade is 10 a.m.-noon and third-fifth grade is 1-3 p.m. There will be races, games, obstacle courses and daily prizes. The cost is $35 per child. To sign up contact Dave Menser, First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 633-1317.
Back-to-school lock-in

A back-to-school lock-in will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Marnel C. Moorman Family Live Center, 1940 Midland Trail. The cost is $12. Call 633-5922 for more information or to register. Walk-ins are welcome.
Summer riding camps
Cattail Creek Stables in Finchville is offering three weeks of summer day camps Aug. 10-12. Learn riding and horse care. Riding lesson/camp combinations, pony birthday parties, crafts, games and outings for groups and families are available. The stables are three miles from I-64. Call for more information and pricing call 502-834-9964 or E-mail cattailcreek@att.net.
Gurney Norman at library
Spend an evening with guest author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, at 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Shelby County Library. Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip was originally published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide. Two short stories written by Norman – Night Ride and Maxine were made into films. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling the library (633-3803).
Back-to-school bash/luau
Shelby County High School will host a back-to-school bash/luau 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11 in the SCHS back parking lot and football stadium. Free hot dogs and give-a-ways will be available. Students may pick up yearbooks and have them signed by their friends and there will be several informational booths and fun things to do. The event is for students and their parents.
SCHS parent orientation
The eighth-grade parent orientation is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Shelby County High School theater.
Diabetes coalition meeting
The next meeting of the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition at 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Shelby Public Library. For more information, contact the Shelby County Community organizer, Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Rabies clinics is Saturday
A series of rabies clinics will be offered around Shelby County, sponsored by the Shelby County Health Department. Rabies vaccines are $5 each, and county licenses are available for $5 (cash only). All dogs must be on leashes, and all cats and ferrets in carriers. Owners are responsible for handling their pets. The schedule: Dr. Jennifer Way will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13.
Cutting horse show at Rocky Fork

The Indiana Cutting Horse Association will have a show Aug. 13-14 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road.
Miss Heart of America pageant
The regional Miss Heart of America Pageant is 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Spencer County/Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce, located on West Main Street in Taylorsville. In conjunction with the Tri-County Region Miss Heart of Kentucky Pageant, there will also be a food drive supporting the Spencer County Minister Food Bank. The pageant is open to all ages, with a winner, first and second runner-up awarded in each of the eight age divisions. There will also be a title for “Queen of Hearts,” which is awarded to the contestant who turns in the most non-perishable food items. Contestants must pre-register at www.missheartofamerica.com/tricountyregion. Attire is casual wear; no pageant dress is needed until the state and national Competitions. For more information, contact Kelly Ranvier Durham, (502) 931-8545 or Kelly@missheartofamerica.com.

Butterflies seminar
Come out to the Miller Outdoor Education Center 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Red Orchard Park and learn all about Kentucky native butterflies. For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Library book sale
The Friends of the Library book sale is Aug. 18-19, and the library is currently accepting donations. The sale is open to members of the Friends of the Library only from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, new members can join at the door. The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18-19, and Aug. 20 will be the clearance day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Items being accepted for donation are: hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, books on tape/CD, videos, audiotapes, DVD’s, video games, artwork and educational games and toys. To make donations, call Kathleen at 722-9596.
1-act plays at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre presents Strawberry Jam and I’m Herbert, two one-act plays about life and love, as  part of its new Upstairs at 801 series. Performances are Aug. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. For reservations call 502-633-0242.
UK alumni golf scramble
The Shelby County UK Alumni Association hosts its annual golf scramble Sept. 16 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The cost to participate is $65 per person or $260 per team and includes golf, lunch and gifts. The cost to sponsor a hole and have a sign displayed during the event will be $50. The proceeds of the event are used to provide scholarships to local high school graduates. For more information, contact J.R. RoBards at 633-6784 or Josh Hurst at 633-2310 by Aug. 19.
Lake Shelby fish fry
Lake Shelby will host its community fish fry at 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. The cost is $8.50 per plate or items may be purchased separately. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Boy Scouts fish fry/auction
The Boy Scouts of Troop 137 in Finchville will have its 11th annual fish fry and auction at 5-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Finchville Baptist Church. The event is open to the public, and the cost is $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased from any of the scouts or at the door. Fish will be served from 5-7 p.m., with the auction following the dinner. A variety of trips, baskets and packages will be auctioned from 7 until 8 p.m. The proceeds will fund high adventure trips, camping and hiking expenses throughout the year.
Trailblazers hike
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will meet at the old dairy barn 9 a.m.-noon on Aug. 20 at Shelbyville Trails Park for a hike to see how many butterflies can be found and to Junkin’s Run Creek to look at the rock formations. Be prepared to hike 1 to 2 miles, including in the creek. For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Tax rate meeting

The Cooperative Extension Service tax rate meeting will be 11:15 a.m. Aug. 24 in the conference room of the extension office. A district board meeting will follow at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served.
Movies for seniors
The movie True Grit will be shown 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Shelby County Public Library. The other dates for Movies for Seniors are 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 26, True Grit; Sept. 9, The Lincoln Lawyer; and 23, Little Flockers; Oct. 7, Becoming Jane; and 21 and Nov. 4, titled to be announced later. Free popcorn is available. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.
Shelbyville Class of ‘71 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion 6-11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost will be $50 per couple, and reservations should be made by Aug. 13. If you are an alumnus who has not been contacted -- or if you would like to make a reservation or need more information  -- contact either Jim Cleveland (633-8027), Patty Ethington (633-1093) or Cathleen Lewis Hunter (633-1143).
Sign language class
Sign language classes will be 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Chase Armstrong for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 15. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Back-to-school youth concert
A youth concert, sponsored by Cathy White and KIA stores of Louisville, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Shelby County High School gymnasium to celebrate back-to-school with a bang. It will feature Brock Gill, a master illusionist, with Grammy-nominated Rap artist Flame and New Zealand Hip Hop band Rapture Ruckus. Tickets can be purchased at www.itickets.com. If you buy the tickets early they are $5 per person, if you buy three or more tickets they are $3 per person. But if you wait till you get to the event they will cost you more at $7 per person. Look for it on Facebook/Shelby Youth Jam 2011 or Brock, Shock and Rock Youth Jam. For more information, call Finchville Animal Hospital.
Beginner knitting
Beginner knitting classes will be 10 a.m.-noon on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Elaine Hill for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 10. Bring the yarn of your choice, a set of No. 8 needles and scissors. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Banquet of Life fundraiser
The annual Banquet of Life fundraising dinner is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, sponsored by ALC (A Loving Choice) Pregnancy Resource Center Inc. ALC is a non-profit 501c3 agency that provides for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and families facing unplanned pregnancy. The keynote speaker at the banquet will be Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at ALC, by mail, or at www.FriendsofALovingChoice.com. Sponsorship of the banquet is available at 3 levels: gold $1,000, silver $500 and bronze $250. Sponsors receive free tickets and will be listed in the banquet program, on the big screens at the banquet, and again in our quarterly newsletter. ALC is located at 25 Village Plaza, 502-647-0300.
ALC banquet
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center‘s annual Banquet of Life is 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The guest speaker is Kyle Idleman, the teaching minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville. Tickets for the dinner are $50 each, or you can sponsor a table for 8 for $400. Gold, silver and bronze sponsorships are available. For tickets, call 647-0300, stop by 25 Village Square Shopping Center or visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com.
Shelbyville Class of ‘51 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1951 will have its 60th reunion Sept. 9-11. A social hour and dinner will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, a catered lunch at 1 Sept. 10 at Stratton Center and a breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday at Cracker Barrel. For more information and reservations, call Jean Neal Anderson at 502-489-3830.
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The 22nd annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10. Events include Purnell’s sausage breakfast, 5K walk and run, silent auctions and raffles, Little Mister and Miss pageant, parade, food, music, games and rides, vendors and much more. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com. Find us on Facebook.
Plaster seminar
Hands on History: All About Plaster is 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Brennan House, 631 S. Fifth St. in Louisville. Preservation Louisville presents the 3-hour workshop covering the intricacies of plaster maintenance and repair. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Contact Marianne Zickuhr 502-540-5146 or E-mail director@preservationlouisville.org.
Shred It! day
DDC of Kentucky will provide a document shredding service with a limit of four boxes 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. E-cycle will also be available for recycling of unwanted PCs and attachments in the Shelby County Library parking lot, 309 8th Street. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Mutt show and rover run
Lifebridge for Animals third annual mutt show and rover run is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will be broadcast live by Froggy 104. Chef John Railey will prepare food. There will be a mutt show, motorcycle ride and show, antique and modern-day Ford car show, humane education, rescue groups, silent auction, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. For more information and entry forms visit www.peteducationky.org or call 502-633-4959.
Retired teachers fall dinner meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will hold its fall dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner at 6 p.m. and the entertainment/meeting at 7. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling Patti Griffin at 633-3765 or sending an E-mail to Susie Phillips at boyd.phillips@insightbb.com no later than Sept. 8. All spouses or significant others are invited to attend by making a reservation. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and can be paid upon arrival on Sept. 15. There will be a surprise entertainer who will follow the dinner, a speaker and a short business meeting. All retired teachers are invited to this dinner meeting, even if not a member of SCRTA.  For more information, contact Sam Chandler at 633-6595.
Open Door of Hope fundraiser
A fundraising event for The Open Door of Hope will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library. People may rent a box for $30, and are encouraged to raise pledges over and above that base rent. Participants will sleep in the box overnight with only a couple of necessities. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the Finchville Ruritan Club, and there will be prizes for those who raise the most rent. There will be a free T-shirt for each participant, and no one will be allowed to have electronic devices except a cell phone for emergency calls only. Participants will be allowed a sleeping bag and pillow if desired. Sponsor sheets and registration forms may be obtained by calling 502-552-8669. Deadline to register is Sept. 1.
Alzheimer’s program
“Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease – The Basics,” a program on Alzheimer’s disease, will be 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The program focuses on providing new caregivers information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, future planning, and community resources. Please register by calling 800-272-3900.
SCHS ’71 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion on Sept. 24 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The time and other details are to be completed. For more information or to participate with the planning committee, you can E-mail Kathy Howser Nichols at clerkkathy@gmail.com.
March for Babies walk
The Shelbyville March for Babies is Sept. 24. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. The walk is approximately three miles. For more information or to register, visit www.marchofdimes.com/kentucky/4221_26719.asp.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s fall festival is Sept. 24-25 on KY 55, 4 miles south of I-64. Events include a country breakfast on Sept. 24 and a fried chicken dinner. Concessions, games and contests for children and adults will be available all weekend. Call 834-7100 to enter the cornhole contest or 722-5262 for information on renting a booth or to show or sell items.
SCHS faculty, staff reunion
Shelby County High School faculty and staff reunion for the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s) is 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Clear Creek Park (in the Colonel Sanders shelter). Bring a covered dish and drink. A donation of $1 per person will be collected to cover expenses. RSVP to Sam Chandler 633-6595 or E-mail ccchandler@insightbb.com no later than Sept. 23 or Susie Phillips boyd.phillips@insightbb.com.
SCHS class of 2001 reunion
The 10-year reunion of the Shelby County High School class of 2001 will be 7-11 p.m. Oct. 1 at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House. Reserve a spot now for $30 per person. The night will include dinner and dancing. The dress is dressy/casual. The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 16. Send payment to Sloane (Jacobi) Barnett, 2126 Glenworth Ave., Louisville, 40218. Make checks payable to Sloane Barnett, Class of 2001. For more information contact Rachel Webb webbrachel@yahoo.com or Brad Barnett bradbarnett60@hotmail.com. Join the Facebook group “SCHS Class of 2001 Reunion Page” for more details. No childcare will be provided.
Author featured at the library
Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, will be the guest author at two One Book, One Community events Oct. 13 at the Shelby County Library. He will speak at a luncheon, at 1-2 p.m. Cost is $30, and a copy of A Separate Country is included for each participant. Registration is required, with a limit of 50 seats. A check or cash is due upon registration. Hicks also will sign copies of his book at 6-7 p.m. Registration is required for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Civil war ghost stories program
Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories at 6-7 p.m. Oct. 27 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. First person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.

Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Megamind will play on Saturday at the barn at Red Orchard Park. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Finchville festival contests
The Finchville Ruritan Club seeks entries for a cake decorating contest, biggest pumpkin contest and craft contest, to be shown and judged during the Finchville Fall Festival, Sept, 24-25. Bring your finished products to the club anytime on Sept. 23 or early on Sept. 24. The judging will take place throughout the day. Winners will be chosen before the auction on Saturday.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts is Aug. 19 with Fourth Watch featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20), Beth Tingle and Jamie Tingle (Sept. 16) and New Breed (Sept. 17). The downtown car cruise will be July 30, during the 2011 Horse Show Jubilee, and the car show is Sept. 17. More acts will be added.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Yoga at Clear Creek Park
A yoga and meditation program is at Clear Creek Park Birch House. Ten weekly sessions will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday or Friday, through Aug. 5. The cost is $40 for Family Activity Center members or $80 for non-members. Contact the FAC (633-7667) to register.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.
Finchville Ruritan
looking for donations
The Finchville Ruritan Club is looking for donations for its the fall festival yard sale booth. The event is Sept. 24-25. Call 834-7754. Drop-offs would be by appointment and before the event.
Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.