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Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.
Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
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. Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Heart Healthy Cooking and Living
A modification of lifestyle habits, such as dietary changes and increased physical activity levels, can help in combating heart disease. Plan to attend 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office for cooking demonstrations and educational updates on taking charge of your health. Mary Fengenbush from the Kentucky Health Department will present important life-saving information. She is a Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Coordinator. All participants will receive gifts such as cook booklets and product samples. This multi-county program will include heart-healthy food sampling. The program is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and Hodgson Mill. Reserve your spot at this FREE event by calling 633-4593. Be good to your heart!
Young Farmers meet
The Shelby County Young Farmers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Shelby County High School. Guest speaker David Neville will talk about marketing products through the Capstone Produce Auction, a regional outlet for farm products, including vegetables and hay. The public is welcome to attend.
Girl Scout Troop 2146 will have a chili supper fundraiser 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. Proceeds go to our Europe trip
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Singer LaRue to speak
Florence LaRue, a well-known singer, actress, songwriter, founding member of the Fifth Dimension musical group and a former member of the Billy Graham Crusade Choir, will speak 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Bradford Hall Auditorium of Kentucky State University. Tickets, $20, are available at the downtown Frankfort Farmer's Bank, M. Simon Furniture and Nature's Way Health Foods. For more information, call (502) 875-4ART, (502) 330-2773 or e-mail email@example.com.
'Romeo & Juliet' at SCCT
Romeo & Juliet, staring Michael Sheehy (Romeo), Kaitlin Erhard (Juliet) and directed by John S. Benjamin, is the upcoming show at the Shelby County Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors, $10 for students. For information, go to www.shelbytheatre.org. Call 633-0242 for reservations.
You are invited to attend an International Luncheon on Ghana on Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m. with lunch beginning at noon. The program on Ghana will be presented after lunch by Dr. Kwaku Addo and his wife. Dr. Addo grew up in Ghana. They will share information about Ghana and the Kentucky Academy that is a special International Project for Kentucky Extension Homemakers. This will be a wonderful event to invite friends and family members to attend with you. Call the Shelby County Extension Office by Wednesday to make reservations. The International Luncheon costs $10. There will be a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Kentucky Academy in Ghana. Call 633-4593 to register for this special luncheon. Explore another country in the wonderful world we live in!
Red Orchard raptor event
The special Relationship between hawks and owls is the subject of a discussion 9 a.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville. Todd Brown will demonstrate falconry with a trained Red-tailed Hawk. For information, call Clear Creek Park, 633-5059.
Cropper pork chop dinner
Cropper Ruritan Club will have a pork chop dinner at the firehouse in Cropper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. A dinner includes pork chop, potato wedges, slaw, green beans, dessert and drink. Cost is adult-$8; child,$6; sandwich,$4. Carryout will be available. Proceeds benefit community service projects.
A free Rite of Passage Retreat for Young Women on Saturday at Black Acre Nature Preserve in Louisville. This half-day retreat for girls and their mothers is an empowerment retreat.
Food Check-Out Week
Shelby County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week on Feb. 21-27. Directors and members of the SCFB's women's committee will be collecting and donating food to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Food Bank on Washington Street in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Katherine Tingle at 633-4939.
An ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Auditions for the upcoming performance of Any Number Can Die at Shelby County Community Theatre will be Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the theater, 801 Main Street, Shelbyville. Auditions will consist of cold readings of the script. Run dates are May 14-16 and 21-23. The play, directed by Cook Farmer, is about four ingenious murders that take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. It is a hilarious take-off on the Who Done It? mystery plays of the late 1920s, complete with sliding panels, robed figures, the cryptic poem and the ever-popular storm.
Rotary Club meeting
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
NEXT WEEK Shelby Fit For Life
Tuesday is Love Your Body Massage Workshop: Nancy Barnett, LMT will teach simple, effective self-massage techniques to relieve pain & stress in your muscles and joints. $10 Cost of workshop can be applied to future massage! Contact 647-7867 or www.shelbyfitforlife.com for more information.
Feb 25 - Love Your Chi - TAI CHI WORKSHOP: Improve health, balance, mobility and pain, while lowering stress with the most ancient form of exercise - Tai Chi! This evening workshop will teach the basic 12 forms of Sun-style tai chi and provide a handout for tai chi play in the fitness center or at home. Previous FFL tai chi students can attend for 1/2 price and learn the advanced "reverse" forms for greater depth. Led by Peggy Tschauner, certified instructor in Tai Chi for Health. $10 for members / $15 for guests. RSVP required. Contact 647-7867 or www.shelbyfitforlife.com for more information.
The Shelby Co. Republican Party will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.. This will serve as the regular monthly meeting. U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will greet guests at the door, if his Congressional voting schedule permits, and KY Senate President David Williams will be the guest speaker after dinner. U.S. Senate Candidates Trey Grayson, Bill Johnson, and Rand Paul also will deliver short comments. Each 2010 Shelby County Republican Candidate will be introduced. Musical Entertainment will be provided by the a cappella group Water's Edge, and silent auction will take place throughout the night. For tickets or more information, contact Janet Cuthrell, 502-609-7824.
Financial Peace University Money Management Course
The Financial Peace University money management program begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the Shelby County Extension Office. You can attend a free preview at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Thanks to scholarship money provided by the Citizens Union Bank and your Shelby County Extension Service, the first 20 families or individuals who sign up will pay only $50 dollars. During this life-changing course, participants will put together a monthly spending plan that really works and begin to get out of debt for good. Couples and families will learn how to really communicate about money and set financial goals together. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to register for Financial Peace University.
The annual Rotary Club fundraiser dinner and silent auction is 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. For information, call 633-5220.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County is having its largest fundraiser, Bowl For Kids' Sake, on February 27-28 at Bluegrass Bowling Center. For more information call Kim Pitchford at 633-5132.
The Shelby 2010 Wedding Show is Feb. 28 at Settle Gym. The sponsor is looking for vendors. Booth space is limited. Contact Charlene Nation (502) 257-3205 for information.
UPCOMING Read Across America Day
Celebrate Read Across America Day 5:30 p.m. March 2 at the Shelby County Library. Bring your family for an evening of stories with Dr. Seuss.
Retired Teachers meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will have its Spring Dinner and Meeting 6 p.m. March 4 at the Stratton Center. The program will begin 7 p.m. For reservations, contact Brenda Richardson, 829-0069.
No Kill Mission event
Nathan Winograd, well known no kill advocate, will visit Shelby County. The event, benefiting Shelby County's No Kill Mission, is 5-7 p.m. March 6 at Shelby Christian Church. The seminar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Books by Winograd are available as a fundraiser for the No Kill Mission. Contact www.shelbycountynokillmission.com for information.
Park and Recreation meeting
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St., Shelbyville in the Miller House to discuss the proposed Dog Park/Run at Red Orchard Park. Bring all your Dog Loving Friends!
Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar
The Shelby County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Spring Bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13. There will be over 30 booths of arts and crafts as well as distributors from different companies. Plate lunches are available. Proceeds go to the Crusade for Children. For information, contact Anissa, 645-0389.
Contestants will compete in a game of Scene-It at the Shelby County Library 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 16. Winners will receive prizes for the event. Snacks are provided. Call 633-3803 to register.
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Community Showcase is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 27, at Shelby County High School. For more information, call 633-1636.
Meet Your Candidate
The East 60 Ladies Auxiliary will host a Meet Your Candidate Pork Dinner 5:30 p.m. on April 23.
RECURRING Weekly bike ride
A beginners' bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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.
Red Orchard Park is available for horseback riding on Wednesdays, the second and fourth weekends and holidays, and the horse ring is available for use on those days. Call 633-5059 for more information.
The Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park has a yoga class on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. For more info call 633-7667 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.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.
Red Cross training
The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at the Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, (502) 437-5147.
Announcements Healing With Heat
The Family Activity Center has added a new yoga class to its schedule called Healing with Heat. Lead by certified yoga instructor Angie Megibben, this class takes place in a gently heated room, Monday and Wednesdays, 8-8:50 a.m.
HJW and Metro United Way will provide Free Tax Preparation for the elderly and household incomes under $49,000. All returns are prepared by IRS Certified VITA/TCE Volunteer Preparers. This service will be available until April 15 at 330 Main St. The hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments preferred; although, walk-ins are welcome. Call 647-3072, for more information. Services are funded by Metro United Way and IRS TCE Grant funds. HJW may be able to assist with KYHEARTH funding to assist households that are homeless and/or getting ready to become homeless. This program is called the Cornerstone Rapid ReHousing Program. Call Yolanda at 647-3072 for more information and eligibility requirements.
The Family Activity Center/Aquatics Department will be offering a special rate of $3.50 for preschoolers and their parents from 1-3 p.m. on weekdays for the remainder of the school year.
Census Bureau seeking employees
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking part-time employees to work on the 2010 Census. Starting pay in Shelby County is $13.75 per hour plus mileage. For information, call (866) 861-2010.
New Mount Zion Baptist helping Haiti
The church is collecting personal items for the March Haiti Mission. Items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, flip-flops, cloth diapers, hairbrushes and combs are needed. Checks may also be made to the NMZ Foreign Missions. For a complete list of needed items or information, call 633-7991.
AARP tax assistance
Local AARP volunteers offer free assistance with income taxes through April 15 at Highland Baptist Church. Times are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in February and Thursdays only in March and April. Appointments are suggested. The free program is for low-to-moderate income households, especially those age 60 or older. Call 633-3665 for information or appointments.
Business event calendar
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2010. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
No Kill T-shirts
The Shelby County No Kill Mission is selling T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts starting at $15. All money raised will benefit the animals at the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The No Kill Mission spays, neuters, vaccinates, medicates and provides heartworm treatments and emergency care for animals at the Shelby County Animal Shelter. To order a T-shirt, call Kelly Catlett, 836-9742, or email email@example.com, or purchase shirts at the Shelby County Animal Shelter, Weeds & Things, Metzger's or Southern States.
Operation CatSnip of Ky. Inc. is a local organization dedicated to trap, neuter and release feral cat populations. For information call 633-1199 or 220-0271. Over 253 cats have been spayed or neutered.
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program, sponsored by the community, provides food each Friday to identified children in Shelby County schools. To donate, make checks payable to Shelby County Backpack Project Inc., 1031 Windsor Drive, Shelbyville, 40065. Food items can be dropped off at any elementary school or Central Office, 1155 West Main St. For more information about Adopt-A-BackPacker, contact Jennifer McIntyre, (502) 220-3717 or Christy Meredith, (502) 682-5666.
Lifebridge for Animals is offering low-cost spays and neuters. For more information, call 633-4959.
Community Coordinated Child Care sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for Family Day Care Homes. Meals are served, at no separate charge, to children in participating homes. Day Care providers who wish to enroll children in the program must complete a free and reduced price meal application. For more information, contact Becky Lewis, (502) 618-5677.
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.
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, in Village Plaza shopping center, is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. For information, call 647-0300.
A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned. No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. For registration and information, call (800) 210-3307.
ACT Now Ministries
ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633-4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.
Veteran business help
Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a Web site dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at (270) 763-6961, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field of Bricks campaign
SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements. Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed in Robert Doyle Stadium. The cost is $100 per brick. For information, call 633-2344.
Louisville Chapter No. 127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member or former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.