Datebook: December 28, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
Hospice group
Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.
Kriya yoga introduction
A new type of yoga, kriya yoga, will be debuted at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Shelby Fit for Life on Alpine Drive. Kriya yoga combines traditional yoga poses with a dynamic movement class. The class is free, but space is limited. Call 647-7867 to reserve a spot.
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 beginning Monday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Free weight management session
Join a group of weight management and nutrition specialists as they discuss various methods for gaining energy, losing weight and improving nutrition. Tastings of products will be available. This free panel discussion kicks off Shelby Fit for Life’s resolution workshop series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at its facility t 169 Alpine Dr. Seating is limited. Call 647-7867 to reserve your spot.
Free tai chi class
Peggy Tschauner will offer a free tai chi class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby Fit for Life on Alpine Drive in Shelbyville. Tai chi improves stress management, balance, arthritis and general health. Space is limited so call 647-7867 to reserve your spot.
Line dancing at the Library
An intermediate/beginner line dancing class will be presented by Bob Devers 5:50-6:50 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 8 at the Shelby County Library. Registration is required with a limit of 25. The class is free for adults, 18-years and older. Wear hard soled shoes. No tennis or running shoes.
Arthritis class at library
The Shelby County Public Library will have an arthritis class presented by Erica Miller of Shelby Fit-for-Life at 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 and 8 in the Hudson Room. This 6-week class is free for adults, 18-years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 25. A fee will be required for handbooks.
Advanced Master Gardener courses
A short series of classes for current Master Gardeners will be held this winter. Classes will be taught by specialists at UK via the Lync video conferencing system. Courses will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, plant pathology, Nicole Ward; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 6, entomology, Lee Townsend; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21, soils, Bob Pearce; time and location will be announced for pruning demonstration on March 9 by Brett Reese. Call 633-4593 to register for any or all of these courses.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 5.
SCHS’s SBDM schedule
Shelby County High School’s School-Based Decision Making Council will have its regular-called meetings in the main office conference room on Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7.
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference
Educational sessions on topics ranging from farmers’ markets to agritourism to organic farming and gardening to small fruit production and more will be offered at the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Jan. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.  For more information, contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
Relay for Life kickoff
The Shelby County Relay for Life chili cook-off kickoff for the entire community will be 6-9 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Stratton Center. Relay is scheduled for May 19. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Jan. 6 at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. If you want to ride in a fun, safe and family environment, come and check us out at www.saddlebredwings.org.  
San-N-Tone horse show series
The San-N-Tone horse show series for 2011-12 will be 9 a.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (indoor arena). Classes entered by Thursday before the show (no phone entries please) will be $10 per class. It’s $12 the day of the show; stalls are $20; and grounds fee $5. For more information, contact Sandy Stewart 502-241-1262 (voicemail) or 502-722-9330, E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com or visit www.san-n-tone.com.
Yoga detox workshop

A New Year’s yoga detoxification workshop will be at 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Birch House studio at Clear Creek Park. Dyna Zehnder will teach a variety of exercises and techniques to purify body, mind and spirit. She will also discuss diet and cleansing techniques. The cost is $10 for Family Activities Center members and $15 for non-members. For reservations, call 633-5059.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting

A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 planning meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Olive Branch Methodist Church on Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan their 40th reunion, which will be at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Lake Forest Country Club. Call 834-7767 for more information.
Yoga for seniors

Free Yoga classes for seniors, 50 years and older, are being set up at Shelby County Public Library, starting in January. Yoga I will meet at noon-1 p.m. on Jan. 9, 23, 30, all Mondays in February and March 5. Yoga II will be on Thursdays Jan. 5 through March 1. Registration is required for each class with a limit of 25. The instructor is Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis. There will be no class on Jan. 16.
East Middle SBDM schedule
East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has set its regular meeting schedule for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. Meetings will be held in the school library/media center. The schedule will be 5 p.m. Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 13, April 17 and May 8.
Sewing circle resumes
The monthly sewing circle will be at 3-8 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. There will be sessions at anytime during these hours on new techniques, and you can bring any sewing project you are working on to receive help or to share with other sewing enthusiasts. The project of the month is a beginner-level quilting project. To receive more information on the quilting project and the supplies list, call the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service at 633-4593.
FAC boot camp
The Challenge Boot camp is an 8-week fitness challenge to lose weight, inches and body fat while participating in a 2-month intense fitness boot camp. The camp starts Jan. 10 and ends March 1. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a free, 2-month boot camp package, and the person who loses the most weight will receive a free three-month membership at the FAC. The camp will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with other times available at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. The tuition is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. To register, contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM certified personal trainer, at 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. The guest speakers will be Beverly Hilger and Walt Reichert with CASA. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Beekeeping program
An introduction to beekeeping program will be at 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Shelby County Library. The class will be presented by Becky Collier, a blue-ribbon winner at the 2011 state fair. Registration is required for seating purposes.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets on Jan. 12 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The next meeting’s speaker will be Chief Todd Early with the Shelby County EMS. The topic will be Soup and Safety with a soup making class. For more information, contact Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Movie day for seniors at library
Movie day for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at 1-3 p.m. Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 13 and 27 at the Shelby County Public Library. For movies titles, please call 633-3803. Registration is requested for seating purposes only.
Day to speak at Christiansburg Baptist
Former jockey Pat Day will be the featured speaker at a service Jan 14 at Christiansburg Baptist Church. The service starts at 7 o’clock in the fellowship hall. Parking is available at the fellowship hall entrance. 
Library holiday hours

The Shelby County Public Library will be closed Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Day observance and will re-open at 9 a.m. Jan. 17.
How to sell crafts online
Regan Wann will present a program to show you how you can sell your crafts online through Etsy.com, a handmade marketplace. The session will be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for adults 18 years, and the program is free.
Vegetable academy
The Vegetable Academy:  A Short Course to Advanced Vegetable Production in Kentucky will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Henry County Extension Office. Participants will gain valuable knowledge in irrigation and fertility management, variety selection, post-harvest handling, organic production, weed management, insect management and identification, equipment usage and marketing, which includes the farm-to-school program. Registration will cost $30 and is payable at the door or in advance.  Pre-register by calling 633-4593.
Canned good collection
East 60 Volunteer Fire Department will collect canned goods for the needy through January. Drop off donations at 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the fire house on U.S. 60 in Clay village. For assistance or more information, contact Jenny at 502-529-9668 or Debbie at 502-382-8670.
Basic Pest Management Class
Learn about basic weed and insect identification and management, including organic alternatives 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Call 633-4593 to sign up for this free class.
Tres Chic event to benefit Kosair
Since its launch in 2010, Tres Chic Shelbyville has raised nearly $30,000 to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital and Shelby County families with children receiving treatment there. Tres Chic is an annual upscale evening featuring live music by New Breed, a silent auction, hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails, and door prizes. The next Tres Chic Shelbyville is 7 p.m.-midnight Feb. 4, at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House. Reservations can be made online at www.treschicshelbyville.org. You can also find event information at Tres Chic Shelbyville on Facebook. For additional information, contact Beth Ann Kovacs at 502-321-2800 or Rachel Webb at 502-321-4494.
Healthy horse seminar
A health horse seminar will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The seminar, presented by Drs. Jack Easley, Sheena Bowen, Ryan Wonderlich, Kerry Beckman and Erica Tolar, is designed to help horse enthusiasts learn more about equine health and management. There is no cost to attend, but reservation is required in order to provide lunch free of charge to everyone. Topics will include vaccination scheduling, deworming programs, mare care, eye care and dentistry. Call 633-0112 by Jan. 28 with questions or to register.
Private Use Pesticide Training
Private Use Pesticide Certification courses will be held 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Shelby County Extension Office. If your certification expired in 2011 or will expire in 2012, you will receive a letter informing you that you need to be re-certified in order to continue to purchase and apply chemicals. Call 633-4593 to sign up.
‘Odd Couple’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, will be Feb. 17-19 and 24-26. The play is directed by Sandy Cohrs. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Professional Bull Riders event
Professional Bull Riders will bring their Louisville Invitational to the Kentucky Exposition Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25. Tickets are available for $42, $32, $22 and $16 for adults/reserved and $11 for youth (12 and under) reserved. Prices include facility fees. All ticket prices increase by $2 on the day of show. Tickets may be purchased at the KFC Yum Center, the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center ticket offices and Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Group discounts are available by calling 502-595-3555 or 877-306-1919.
Line dancing classes at library
Line dancing classes will be held today; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Shelby County Public Library, with Bob Devers as the instructor. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Free tax preparations
HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute Inc. and Metro United Way will provide free tax-preparation services to the elderly (age 60 and older) and any family with a household income of less than $50,000. All returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteer preparers. This service includes free electronic filing (e-file) and direct deposit. HJW is located 330 Main St., Suite A & B, in Shelbyville, and services will be offered there from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through April 15. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The program also will be offered at the La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St., at be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-April 15; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31. Call 647-3072 to schedule an appointment or visit one of the locations. Bring all verification-of-income documents, including W2 forms, a valid photo ID, Social Security cards (including dependents’), a copy of last year’s tax return and bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Free snow shoveling
Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will shovel driveways for those in need after any significant snowfalls this winter. A list will be compiled of those requesting service, and the snow shovelers will get to as many driveways as possible following the snowfall. Driveways will be evaluated for inclusion on the list. Pre-registration is required. To request this service, call 502-220-8703.
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).
Story hour at the library
Story hour registration is now going on at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required. Call 633-3803, E-mail: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the Library to register. These programs fill up fast so don’t delay. The schedule will be 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 2-year-olds, Baby Time with Elaine; 11-11:35 a.m. for ages 2 to 6-year-olds, story time with Elaine, no registration required; teen and ‘tween programming with Sherry Bogard on Tuesdays. Wednesdays’ schedule with Bogard is Toddler Time, 10-10:35 a.m., 11-11:35 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 3-year-olds; and Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. On Thursday will be Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., for ages birth to 2-year-olds, and Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park now has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and now is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers for more information.
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/.
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
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.
Leaf pickup
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer bagged leaf pick-up within the city limits today through Dec. 30. 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. Call 633-1094 to get on the list for pick-up.
Live Christmas trees removal
The City of Shelbyville Public Works Department will pick up discarded live Christmas trees Jan. 3 through 31, 2012. All lights and decorations should be removed from the tree. Call the Public Works Department at (502) 633-1094 from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with your address. The tree should be placed by the curb (not blocking the sidewalk or street).
Miller Outdoor Education Center hours
The Miller Outdoor Education Center has changed its hours of operation to 1-5 p.m. each Saturday. The center will not be open on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the holidays. For more information, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers
Habitat housing
Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications through January 2012 for acceptance into our program where you can purchase your own home by partnering with Habitat. Interested families or individuals can obtain an application by visiting our website www.habitatshelbyky.org and downloading the application or call 502-633-5518. The applications must be mailed to P.O. Box 728 Shelbyville, Ky. 40066.
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 womens’ or mens’ 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.
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.
Walnuts at Red Orchard
Red Orchard has 16 barrels of walnuts, and they are free to the public. Call 633-5059 for more information.