Datebook: Feb. 9, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
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. Sewing circle
‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  
Corpus Christi open house
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will hold an open house at 1-6 p.m. today and Friday at 7010 U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. Call (502) 722-8090 for more information.
Red Cross citizens CPR
The new American Red Cross Hands-Only CPR course teaches untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. This 30-minute, non-certified course is 9 a.m. Saturday at 1201 Mount Eden Road. Cost is $15. Preregistration and payment are required. Call 502-633-2486 if you have any questions or to register.
Valentine’s Day celebration
Waddy Christian Church will have a Valentine’s Day celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The men will cook and serve the women.
Monarchs, Mutts and Meows
A dinner-dance fundraiser to benefit no-kill animal rescue groups is Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. A cash bar and silent auction begins at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Live music and dancing will be provided by the Monarchs at 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple in advance, $50 per person or $80 per couple at the door. For more information, call Nancy Guilliom (502-829-9244).
Donation dinner
New Mount Zion Baptist Church will have a donation dinner to celebrate Black History Month at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the Community Development Center on Main Street. For more information call 502-633-7991.
SCHS band event
Shelby County High School marching band will have a fundraiser at noon-4 p.m. Sunday at FireFresh BBQ. Members of the band will serve you. The band will collects all tips.
Library celebration
The Shelby County Public Library is celebrating “Love Your Library” week by inviting the community to come to the library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville on Monday for free cookies and coffee.
Musique Romantique
The Louisville Chorus - Musique Romantique - is Monday at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville. This 17th annual Valentine dinner show includes dancing and a silent auction. Cash bar and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:45. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Yoga class at library
Yoga for Seniors (52 yrs & older) at noon-1 p.m. starting Monday going 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.
Beginning crochet classes
Beginning Crochet Classes will start on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office.  This 4-week series will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays 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.
Cultural arts demonstrations and exhibits
The Shelby County Extension Homemakers Cultural Arts Exhibits and Demonstrations will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Visitors will enjoy the special heritage skills demonstrations and appreciate the time and skills that go into artistic creations.
Clear Creek Trailblazers meeting

The Clear Creek Trailblazers will at Red Orchard Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “The State of Clear Creek” program will be presented by Clark Dorman with the KY Division of Water. The Clear Creek Conservation Trust will also give us short program about its involvement with Clear Creek. There will be a walkthrough of the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 5 p.m.
Next Week
Profit with Produce meeting
There will be a free Profit with Produce meeting from 9 a.m.-3p.m. Tuesday at Capstone Produce Market in Campbellsburg. Contact the Shelby County Extension Office for more information or E-mail Carrie@capstoneproducemarket.com
Health class
“How Healthy is Your Heart” is hosted by the Family Activity Center and the North Central District Health Department 5-6 p.m. Tuesday. This event is free to everyone.
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. starting Wednesday 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.
Retired teachers meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association meets on Thursday at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Reservations can be made today for the 6 p.m. catered dinner ($12) by E-mailing Susie Phillips at boyd.phillips@insightbb.com or by calling her at 633-3169. If you wish to attend the meeting only, arrive about 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting at about 8 p.m. For more information, contact Sam Chandler (633-6595 or ccchandler@insightbb.com).
Children's show
A children's show, Wiley and the Hairy Man, is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 at Collins High School.
Relay for Life fund-raiser

A chili cook-off for the Shelby County Relay for Life is Saturday at the County Firehouse on Alpine Drive. The 2011 relay will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 20 and 21 at Collins High School. Anyone who is interested in serving on the 2011 Relay for Life committee can call Lucy at 633-4450 or Karen at 558-5106.
International day luncheon
You can explore Guatemala at noon on Saturday  at the Shelby County Extension Office.  The $10 lunch registration deadline has passed.   Call 633-4593 to register for this special luncheon, which is sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers.
Winter tree ID hike
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at the new Shelby Trails Park to do a Winter Tree ID hike with Ben Lyle, Forester, with the KY Division of Forestry. This was rescheduled from December.
Living history drama
The Youth Department of Clay Street Baptist Church presents a Kentucky Chautauqua - a living history drama - that will bring to life the story of Miss Dinnie Thompson:  No Ordinary Woman. This free event will be held in honor of Black History Month at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Clay Street Baptist Church.
Women’s club meeting
The Shelby County Professional Women’s Club monthly meeting will be Feb. 21 at the Shelby County Farm Bureau meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Janine Townsend will be the guest speaker. Dinner is catered by Kate Bemiss. To make a reservation, contact Mary Jo Newton at 502-633-2310.
Project Graduation meeting
Parents of juniors and seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools are asked to participate in Project Graduation. There will be meetings at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21 at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com
History presentation
Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Boarderland, presented by J. Blaine Hudson, University of Louisville professor, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is requested for seating purposes. A program is available for all age groups. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. Feb. 22. This will include a free discussion about stress and how it affects your health. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers.
Book discussion
Hear J. Blaine Hudson discuss his book Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland at 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelby County Public Library. Hudson is a U of L professor, and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Registration is requested for seating purposes, and all ages are invited. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 502-633-3803 for more information.
Beef marketing event
Beef Cattle Marketing, Management and Health will be the topic at 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 23 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.
New York play at theater
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle will be performed 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 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.
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. Feb. 24 at the Shelby County Public Library.
Rotary dinner auction
The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have its annual dinner/auction at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 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. Feb. 26 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.
Ex-major-leaguer speaks
Chris Burke, the Houston Astros’ first overall pick in the 2001 major-league baseball draft, will be the guest speaker Feb. 27 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. Feb. 27 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. Feb. 27 and 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Directed by Cook Farmer, the show will run April 15-17 and 22-23.
Preschool registration
First Baptist preschool fall registration is 9:15 a.m.-noon March 2. The $75 registration fee is non-refundable. Classes are available for 3- and 4-year-olds. Call weekday mornings 633-4595.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. RSVP at 722-8090
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.
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

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.
‘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.
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.
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. (Feb. 5, 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.
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.
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.
Senior strength and stretch
An exercise program designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, condition the heart and improve balance for seniors will be held at 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 14 at the First Baptist Church Gym. The cost is $80.
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.
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!
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets Feb. 23, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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.