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Datebook: December 19, 2012

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Public meetings
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

This week
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Jean Matthews will be hostess, and Linda Scearce will have the program.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Next week
Christmas volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to prepare, serve and deliver food from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (in 2-hour time slots) for the Optimist Club’s community Christmas Eve dinner on Monday. For more information contact Susan Travis, 502-836-9022 or Lise Sageser, 502-321-1805 and leave a message.
Book club at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center  Book Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 27 for those who want to read and discuss books about conservation and environment. This month’s selection is Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. For those who are interested and need copies check with the Shelby County Public Library, Sixth and Main Coffee or send an E-mail to  clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Christmas bird count
The 39th annual Shelby County bird count will be on Dec. 29. For more information or to participate, contact Horace Brown at 633-4754, 682-7711 or 747-0425.
Blood drive
A Red Cross blood drive in Shelby County will be conducted from noon until 4 p.m. Dec. 29 at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road.

Upcoming
Finchville community yard sale
The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a community yard sale from Jan. 3-5 at the community center in Finchville. For more information, call 502-834-7754.
Blood drive
A Red Cross blood drives will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Zaxby’s of Shelbyville, 1980 Midland Trail.
Pregnancy center open house
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center will have an open house on Jan. 11 at 711 Henry Clay Street. From 4 to 8 p.m. you are invited to tour ALC’s new building, which is in the back of the of the building that also houses Operation Care. For more information, send an E-mail to Sandy McGill at sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
Diabetes empowerment class
Living Empowered Class will explore ways to assist individuals with managing their diabetes. Topics includes: Oh Taste and see, Fit for the Master’s use, Train up a child, and A clean Heart. The meetings will be at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11, 18 and 25 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 11117 Frankfort Road. Classes will be taught by Rev. Wanda Collins and Rev. Elaina Burks. To register for the free training or for more information call 502-417-8600 or E-mail Elaina Burks, Shelby County Community Organizer, at shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Chess classes
Learn to play chess from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9 and 23 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville. Registration is required ,with a limit of 12 persons from the ages of high school freshman to adults. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11.
Cornerstone open house
Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a community open house for prospective families from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Tour the campus and meet faculty and staff at 3850 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 502-633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Presidential Inauguration trip
A bus trip is being planned to Washington in January to see President Barack Obama sworn in as the 45th president. A motor coach will leave Shelbyville at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 from the Walmart parking lot and at 9 p.m. from the Walmart parking lot in Frankfort. The price includes transportation (DVD and restroom equipped), two nights’ hotel accommodations at Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, tour guide, taxes, tolls, parking and incidentals. The cost ranges from $230 to $350, depending on the number of people. There will be no refunds, unless the trip is canceled. For more information, call 633-0277 or 321-6323 or E-mail evettebeasley@bellsouth.net.
Children’s paint class at library
A family art class will be at 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 at the Shelby County Public Library. Artist Carla Smith will teach how to do “marble painting,” using shaving cream and paint, for children aged kindergarten through the fifth grade. Wear old clothes, as it will be messy. Registration is required for 24 spots at this free event. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Beginner crochet class
A beginner crochet class will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6 and 13 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Students will need to bring a “G” or “H” hook and a skein of yarn to learn to make a scarf. For more information and to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Tres Chic 2013
The fourth annual Tres Chic Shelbyville will be from 7 p.m. until midnight Feb. 2 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. This annual philanthropic event features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, dancing and a silent auction. During the past three years, Tres Chic Shelbyville has raised more than $50,000 to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital and local families in need of its services. For more information, contact Beth Ann Kovacs at 502-321-2800 on starting in December online at www.treschicshelbyville.org starting in December. You can also find event information at Tres Chic Shelbyville on Facebook.
Jackie Robinson show at Stageone
Stageone Family Theatre celebrates Black History month with Steven Dietz’ Jackie and Me, honoring baseball legend Jackie Robinson, at 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater in Louisville. Tickets are $19.75 and may be purchased by calling  502-584-7777, visiting the theater box office or at www.kentuckycenter.org. Group tickets for parties of 12 or more are available for $17 each by calling StageOne Family Theatre at 502-498-2447. Because of strong language, this production is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Recurring
Bagged leaf pickup
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer leaf pickup through Dec. 30 within the city limits. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society is now displaying 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 mid-December. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 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.
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.
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@insightbb.com.
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.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 5:45 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
Upward basketball/cheerleading registration
Upward basketball and cheerleading registration has begun at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. The cost is $70 per child. The event will be for kindergarten through eighth grade. Brochures are available at each school, various locations around Shelbyville and at the church. For more information, call 633-1317, E-mail Chad Lynn at clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com or visit www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Tai Chi class at extension office
A weekly Tai Chi class is offered at the Shelby County Extension Office on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. To register or for more information, call Peggy at 502-647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Alzheimer’s support group
A support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 10:30 a.m. every third Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call Lisa Claire at 633-3345 or 502-829-0680.
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 or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. 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 Amy at 633-5518.
Zumba at the library
Jaime Shiver will be the instructor for Zumba at 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. Call 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 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.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. 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.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
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.
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 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
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.
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.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
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.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 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/.
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.
Bike night in Frankfort
The Kentucky Road Runners will have bike night at 5-10 p.m. Mondays through October at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Announcements
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.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
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 Judy 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.-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.
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.