Datebook: December 7, 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.

This week
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. The speaker will be Elizabeth Pulliam with Shelby Prevention. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets Thursday (and on the second Thursday of the month) at the Shelby County Extension Office. The next meetings speaker will be Michelle Wade, project planner and she will present information about enrolling into and the changes that effect Medicare benefits. For more information, contact Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Support the Center for Women & Families
The Center for Women & Families, partnering with The Studio of Making Ends Meet, will offer services to all survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence. They provide a variety of residential and non-residential services, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and advocacy. Tote bags will be made and filled with necessities at 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs workshop at 702 Washington St. E-mail makingendsmeetky@yahoo.com if you can help in any way. For more information call 633-9382.
Young Center appreciation luncheon
Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center’s Community Relations/Industry Advisory Council appreciation luncheon will be noon Thursday in the gym at 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. The keynote speaker will be Simpsonville’s Mayor Steve Eden. E-mail BCL Felicia L Lee Lee.FeliciaL@jobcorps.org for more information.
‘The Homecoming’ at SCCT
The Homecoming continues Friday at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St. This production is a holiday story based on a book by Earl Hamner Jr., creator of The Waltons. Tickets are on sale for all shows, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The cost will be $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations and other information, call 633-0222.
Nature craft day
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will host a nature craft day at 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center in Red Orchard Park. Participants will make their own pinecone bird feeders to take home and possibly some for your indoor tree, too. This is a free activity and open to children. for more information visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Winter tree ID hike
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will host a winter tree ID hike with Forester Ben Lyle 9 a.m. Saturday at Shelby Trails Park. Dress appropriately for the 1- to 2-mile hike. For more information visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Balance/fall prevention workshop
Shelby Fit for Life is offering a free balance and fall prevention workshop 10 a.m. on Saturday. This free program will discuss the physical aspects that influence balance and participants will learn exercises and techniques for improving and maintaining balance. Participants will receive a take-home guide of the exercises. The workshop will be lead by Peggy Tschauner and Ron Stewart, fitness professionals with certifications in balance and mobility. The event will be held at 169 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville. A limited number of openings are available, so reservations are required. Call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com to reserve your spot in the class.
Special Olympics fundraiser
Tumbleweed will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 7-10 a.m. Dec. 10 at 1700 Midland Trail. The $5 donation will go to Special Olympics. Call 502-647-4651 for more information.
Book signing
Marshall Phillips will have a book signing for his book He Leadeth Me during both morning services Sunday at First Baptist Church and at 2-4 p.m. during the Shelby Baptist Association meeting. An autobiography about his years of ministry, the book costs $12.
Project Graduation meeting
Junior and senior parents from Collins, SCHS and Cornerstone are needed to attend the next meeting for 2012 Project Graduation. This meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Waldridge Center at Clear Creek Park. Contact Kendra Hayes at 655-0613 or kendrahayes@hotmail.com if you can’t come but want to be involved.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Theater auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Feb. 17-19 and 24-26. The play is directed by Sandy Cohrs. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Homemakers’ cookie exchange
A cookie exchange will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Bring three dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to participate in this annual event sponsored by the new homemakers club. Prizes will be awarded for the best homemade from scratch cookies, the best short-cut cookies, and the best-decorated cookie.  You will find holiday gifts at the silent auction to raise funds for the Shelby County Animal Shelter.  You are also invited to bring donations for the shelter such as old towels, cat litter, soft and dry cat and dog food, bleach, laundry detergent and paper towels.
SCHS choir’s winter concert
The Shelby County High School choir will present a What Sweeter Music: A Winter Concert at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred-seating tickets are on sale the week before in the youth services center for $10, and tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students and children 5-years-and-under are free. For more information, call 502-424-2282 or E-mail courtney.richardson@shelby.kyschools.us.
Collins dance camp for kids
Collins High School will host a dance team camp for kids ages kindergarten through seventh grade at the high school. The event will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 15. Learn dance techniques and dance to perform at halftime of the girls’ basketball game on Dec. 16. Participants will receive a camp tee shirt. The cost is $40 per person. Sign up by Wednesday 7 to guarantee correct size shirt. Contact 502-321-1108 or E-mail michelle.isenberg@shelby.kyschools.us for more information or to sign up.

Next week
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Carolyn Clayton will be hostess, and she will have the program. Each person is requested to bring a small gift, not to exceed $5.
Cancer benefit
Cleaningforcancer.org is coordinating a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Ellen Jacobs, a Shelbyville resident and a breast cancer survivor undergoing treatments, is the secretary of the organization and the beneficiary of the event. All proceeds will go to cleaningforcancer.org and will be used to pay to clean houses of cancer patients from the Louisville/Shelbyville area who are in treatment. A $20 donation will cover the dinner, silent auction, speakers and entertainment.
Shelby Development board meeting
The Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet at 8 a.m. on Dec. 16 at 316 Main St. in Shelbyville.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Line dancing classes at library
Line dancing classes will be held today, Dec. 14, 28; 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.
The FAC Challenge’ boot camp
The Challenge Boot camp is an 8-week fitness challenge to lose weight, inches and body fat while participating in a two-month intense fitness boot camp. The 16-class camp is through Dec. 13. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a free two-month boot camp package and the person who loses the most weight will receive a free 3-month membership at the FAC. The camp is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family Activity Center. The cost is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. To register contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM certified personal trainer, 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
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.

Cops and Kids Christmas
The Shelbyville Metro Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 51 will be collecting donations from the community to help support the 2012 FOP Cops and Kids Christmas program to provide presents for those children within the community that will not have a Christmas otherwise. Donations can be sent to The Fraternal Order of Police, Shelby Metro Lodge #51, FOP Cops and Kids Christmas Program, P.O. Box 422, Shelbyville, 40066-0422. For more information, contact Vance Simmons, treasurer, at 502-633-3509.
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.
Walnuts at Red Orchard
Red Orchard has 16 barrels of walnuts, and they are free to the public. Call 633-5059 for more information.
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.