Datebook: Feb. 23, 2011

-A A +A
By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. today.
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
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
Beef marketing event
Beef Cattle Marketing, Management and Health will be the topic at 5:30-9 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. Beef Cattle Marketing is 5:30-7 p.m., with a beef dinner at 7-7:30 p.m., and beef cattle health and management is 7:30-9 p.m. Call 633-4593 to reserve a meal.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 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.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Gigi Lacer will be hostess at her home, and Mary Overall will have the program.
Book signing at library
Shelbyville author David Frankel will have a signing of his first book, The Third Person, at 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. The guest speaker is David Russell with The Russell Group. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
New York play at theater
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle will be performed 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 26 and March 3, 4, and 5, with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. March 5 at Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main Street. The performance is based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, in New York City. For reservations, call 502-638-2559. Tickets will be $15 and $10 for students and seniors.
Shelby Development meeting
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Heart fundraiser
There will be a  Zumba Latin dance party, Party Hearty Happy Hour, to raise money for heart disease prevention at Shelby Fit for Life, 5-7 p.m. on Friday. Red wine tasting and dark chocolates will help kick off the evening, with Zumba starting at 5:30 pm. There will be a jewelry display and a raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each, and Happy Hour tickets are $10 per person (adults only). All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Tickets are available by phone (647-7867), E-mail(shelbyffl@yahoo.com) or at Shelby Fit for Life, 169 Alpine Drive.
Project Graduation fundraiser
All proceeds at Fire Fresh BBQ at 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday will go to the Shelby County/Collins Project Graduation. You also can make a tax-exempt donation to Project Graduation by mail to P.O. Box 1003, Shelbyville, 40066.  
Republican Lincoln Day dinner
The Shelby County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House 6:30 p.m. on Friday. U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be speak, and Bob Russell, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, will be the guest speaker. There will be musical entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction. For tickets or more information, contact Debbie Riggs (502-722-1881).
Fish fry
The Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for a child’s portion. Dinner includes fish, slaw, baked beans, fries, dessert, drink (hot dogs will be available for child’s meal). Proceeds to benefit Missions.
Free cardiovascular testing
Shelby Fit for Life is offering a free submaximal cardiovascular testing using treadmill protocol. This program will be performed by Erica Miller, graduate student in exercise science at University of Louisville and Fit for Life personal trainer. This service will be held on Fridays and Saturdays during February. Appointments are required, each lasting about 30 minutes. Call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com for more information.
Rotary dinner auction
The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have its annual dinner/auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. More than 200 silent auction items plus a live auction of major packages will generate support for scholarships, student loans, the dictionary program and other community projects. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Rotarian. For more information, contact Mark Smith (502-321-6249).
Owl Prowl
The Clear Creek Trailblazers meet 7 p.m. Saturday at the barn at Red Orchard Park for an “Owl Prowl” to try to call in some of local owls during a hike. Be sure to bring a flashlight.
Taxes and Temperatures
HJW and Metro United Way are providing free tax preparation services to the elderly (people age 60 and older) and any family with a household income under $49,000. There will be free diabetes testing, blood pressure screenings, scoliosis screens, massages and free tax preparation services. Information will be available about smoke cessation, breast cancer and much more 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street. Health services will be provided by Jewish Hospital, Shelby County Chiropractic and North District Health Department. For more information call Yolanda 647-3072.
Ex-major-leaguer speaks
Chris Burke, the Houston Astros’ first overall pick in the 2001 major-league baseball draft, will be the guest speaker Sunday for Men’s Day at Bagdad Baptist Church. Burke will speak at the morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. Burke also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 and the San Diego Padres in 2009.
 Concert benefit
The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. F.L.C. Benefit Concert, in observance of Black History, is 4 p.m. Sunday at Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail. Guest sololists are Sarah Cruz, Alozo Simpson and Farris Montgomery. Brotherhoods and groups performing include Shelby Congregational Church Brotherhood, Clay St. Baptist Church Brotherhood, poet Richard Dotson, and Forgiven. Special guest will be The Spiritual Wonders.
SCCT auditions
Auditions for The Girls of the Garden Club will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Directed by Cook Farmer, the show will run April 15-17 and 22-23.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Reading Room on the second floor of Through the Looking Glass Tea Shop at 629 Washington St. The topic for this session is Heroines. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Blood drive
Zaxby’s and Project Graduation are teaming up for a blood drive, and the goal is 50 pints. Visit Zaxbys 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday for the Red Cross Blood drive and free meal.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Next Week
Extension District Board
The Extension District Board meeting will be 11:30 a.m. March 2 at the extension office. Lunch will served.
SCHS Class of ‘71 meeting
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have a reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. March 3 at the home of Kathy Howser Nichols, 915 Craig Avenue in Shelbyville. For information or directions, E-mail clerkkathy@gmail.com.
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. monthly meeting is 7 p.m. on March 3 at Beef O’Brady’s in Shelbyville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 500-4475, 228-3746 or 738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
Benefit Jennifer Lewis family
A spaghetti dinner, bake sale and auction will be held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 4 at Wright Elementary to benefit the Jennifer Lewis family. A spaghetti dinner is a $6 donation for adults, with children 10-and-under for $4. Donations are being accepted at Republic Bank, care of Jennifer Lewis Family Trust Fund. Contact Angela Bowens at 502-767-6262 or angela4db@msn.com for more information or to make a donation.
Youth Opportunity Showcase

A job fair for young adults (ages 16 to 21) is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at the  Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth St., Exhibit Hall 1 A/B. This is free to employers, job seekers and there is free parking at 4th Street Live garage and 6th and Main garages. Jobs will range from food service to cashiers to phone sales to camp workers. Internships and volunteer positions also will be available. Booth applications and more information are available by calling (502) 574-2500, or online at www.kentuckianaworks.org
San-N-Tone horse show
San-N-Tone will host the Horse Show Series 2010-2011 at 9 a.m. on March 6 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (Indoor Arena). Each entry must be received by prior Thursday (no phone entries). The cost is $10 per class or day of the show, $12 per class. Stalls are $20 and the grounds fee is $5. For more information call Sandy Stewart 502-241-1262 (leave a voicemail), 502-722-9330 or E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com. Mail pre-entry forms and fees to Sandy Stewart, 468 McElvain Lane, Lebanon Jct., 40150.
Shelbyville Wedding Show
The Shelbyville Wedding Show is 1-4 p.m. March 6 in the Settle Gym. For booth information contact Charlene Nation, 647-4890.

Sewing classes at library
Classes to teach you how to use your sewing machine and how to sew will be presented by Edith Webb at the Shelby County Library. They will be at 10 a.m.-noon on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Participants must be 18 or older. You must bring your sewing machine and machine guidebook, attachments, scrap material and scissors. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 633-3803 for more information.
Sewing Circle
The Sewing Circle is 3-8 p.m. March 8 at the Shelby County Extension Office.  Teachers will help with complete sewing unfinished objects or on a sewing project of the month, a Fat Quarter Serger Jacket.  Call 633-4593 to have the Fat Quarter Serger Jacket supply list sent to you.
Human resource group meeting
The Shelby County Human Resource Association meets March 9 at the Shelby County UK Extension Office. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m., with the speaker Matt Gunn, an attorney with Forrest Brown and Todd, speaking on immigration at 8 a.m. All members and non-members are encouraged to come. Visit shelbycountyhra.com for more information.
Support group delays meetings
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group will not meet in January and February 2011 because of typically bad weather conditions. The meetings will resume at 7 p.m. March 10 and be held the second Thursday of each month in the Community Room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
Senior movie days
A movie day for seniors, adults 52+ years, is 1-3 p.m. March 11 and 25, April 8 and 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Popcorn is provided, and registration is required. No limit. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
KSU alumni meeting
The Kentucky Region of the Kentucky State University National Alumni Association will hold its annual General Assembly Meeting at 10 a.m. March 12 at Clay Street Baptist Church. The luncheon speaker will be KSU President Mary Sias. The registration fee of $10 includes the cost of conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. The continental breakfast and registration will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Evette Beasley, president of Shelbyville-Eminence chapter, at 633-0277
SAHIBA spring horse affair

SAHIBA (Society of Arabian Horses in the Bluegrass Area) will be hosting its annual open horse show March 12-13 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. KAHBA, WPCSA, and ASB classes will be offered for all ages and experience levels. Saddlebred classes will be held in the outdoor ring. Jumping classes will be held in the livestock facility, and Sport horse in hand and trail classes will be held in the Bradley Barn. All other classes, including fun and costume classes, will be held in the livestock facility. For a complete prize list or entry form contact Deneb Thompson at 304-389-5717 or cygnusarabs@yahoo.com or visit www.SAHIBA.org.
Bake-off contest
Test cooking skills in a bake off at 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Bake your favorite dessert and bring it in to be judged. There will be prizes for the winner. Call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Corpus Christi fundraiser
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will hold its annual dinner/raffle/auction on March 19 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Doors open for early bidding at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Corpus Christi Academy. In conjunction with Holy Family Radio WLCR AM 1040.  RSVP: 722-8090 (ORG-1953)
Roadblocks for Project Graduation
Roadblocks will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19. All proceeds will go to the Shelby County and Collins project graduation.
The Silver Ring Thing
The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) is a high-tech, high-energy performance that educates teens and twenty-something’s about the benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage and the dangers of promiscuous behavior. ALC Pregnancy Resource Center Inc. will host the event 7-9 p.m. March 23 at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact JC Andrews at 412-424-2419 and visit www.silverringthing.com for reservations and information.
Springtime exercise
A new exercise class series will continue through March 29. The classes will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Agriculture Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class instructor will be Ron Stewart. The cost of the class series is $30. For more information please call Shelby Fit for Life (647-7867), the extension office (633-4593) or Stewart (437-5022).
Open sewing
The Studio of Making Ends Meet will host a free open sewing class from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 31. The class will make diaper bags to be donated to the Teen Mom Support Group, and all materials will be included. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines if they have one. A sign-up sheet is also available for volunteers to cut and trim. For more information or to sign-up, contact 633-9382.
Concert at Cornerstone
Cornerstone Christian Academy presents Jeff and Sheri Easter in concert 7 p.m. on April 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the opening group "No Tools Loaned" performing at 6 p.m. Premium, general and group tickets are available. Call 633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org to purchase tickets.
Learn chair caning
Learn chair caning 9:30 a.m.-noon on April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Shelby County Library. The event is presented by Tommy Webb and registration is required for adults 18-years and older.  The class is limited to 12. Supply fee for cane and tool is $33; bring chair to cane. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 633-3803 for more information.
‘Maggie Delaney’ performance
The Painted Stone Settlers present Maggie Delaney, the story of an indentured servant as portrayed by Carol Jarboe. The performance, which is free, is at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 502-738-9435, 502-228-3746 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org. Registration is requested for seating purposes.
Clear out and cash in
The third annual Kentucky Hwy. 55 yard sale will be April 14-17. The yard sale is open to residents of Carroll, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair, Taylor, Trimble and Russell counties. Originally begun in Shelby County, headquarters for the yard sale will be the old Finchville school in Finchville. If you are interested in holding a yard sale in your community, or would like to reserve a vender’s booth, call 502 834-7754. Let us know where you are located, and we will post you on a map so people can find you.
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1 p.m. April 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. We will have a silent auction in conjunction with the luncheon and will also present the Leadership Shelby Alumnus of the Year award.
Yoga class at library
Yoga for Seniors (52 yrs & older) at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays through May 23 at Shelby County Public Library. The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 40. Students need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water.
SCHS and Collins ‘joint’  graduation
The Class of 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins will have a “joint” Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 11 (date pending if more snow days). Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors for a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free. Volunteers are needed for two-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to volunteer 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Walk for Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Kentucky Region seeks teams and individuals to participate in the inaugural Walk for Wishes on June 11 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration for this non-competitive 5K walk is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit www.makeawishky.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team.
Moorman golf scramble
The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. Family Life Center Inc. golf scramble begins 8 a.m. on June 24 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Pre-register by June 14. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and other. Entry fees are $75 per player or $300 for a foursome, includes green fees, cart and meal. For more information or to register, call Dorcel Sweeney (633-5922) or Tina Hurt (633-5922).
35th reunion

The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242

Beginning crochet classes
Beginning Crochet Classes will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 8 at the Extension Office.  Robin Dunavan will lead these classes. Class size is limited, so call 633-4593 to sign up. The class fee of $5 includes supplies. Participants will complete a crocheted scarf.
Core and strength training
Core and strength training for persons 18 years and older will be held at the Shelby County Public Library, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. through March 9. The instructor is Kathy Wilhoit. Registration is required, with a limit of 30. Bring a mat, such as a yoga mat, and 5-pound hand weights. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 502-633-3803 for more information.
Free snow shoveling
Need free help shoveling your driveway when it snows? Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will shovel driveways for those in need after any significant snowfalls in January and February. 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 502-220-8570. This is a “Grace Happens” event sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Cutting horse schedule
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association has set its 2011 schedule for events at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. The first show will be Feb. 26-27. Following that will be shows April 9-10, May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6.
Beginner boot camp
An exercise program for those who haven’t been exercising on a regular basis in the recent past yet will be held Mondays and Thursdays through Feb. 24 at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $150.
60-day boot camp
The “Challenge” is a 60-day fitness effort to lose inches and body fat while participating in a 2-month boot camp. The camp runs through March 3, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church. Cost is $200. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a full refund for the camp. Bring a mat, water and lots of determination. To sign up, call Cathy Wilhoit (502-321-8576) or visit journeytowellness@live.com.
Cardio class at FBC
Cardio classes designed to help you shed holiday pounds will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through March 1 at First Baptist Church. The cost is $85.
Beginning Spanish class
Beginning Spanish classes will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks through March 29 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost of $50 includes the book. The class will be taught by Adriana Cash. The class is geared toward business, health care and human services personnel, educators and community volunteers. For more information or to sign up call 633-4593.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road on Mondays and Thursdays during February, March and up to April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Free tax assistance
HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc., which is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at 330 Main Street. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (March 5, 19 and April 2) through  April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
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.
‘Biggest’ Loser competition
Bagdad Baptist Church’s Biggest Loser Competition is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with weigh-in and exercise. On Thursday nights the group exercises at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Jo Newton at 502-633-2310.
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.
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelbyville Country Club and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a  sample/clip to Shelbyviile’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
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. Mondays; 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.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.
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.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
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.
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.
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.

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.