- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. today in the FAC Conference Room.
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
Shelby County Board of Education will have two closed-session meetings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the central office at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
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.
Simpsonville Parks Board will not meet Monday for its usually scheduled meeting but will meet in a special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall meeting room, 108 Old Veechdale Road in Simpsonville.
Retired teachers’ meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. All retired teachers living in Shelby County are invited to attend, even if you did not teach in Shelby County. A light dessert will be served, and it is not necessary to make a reservation. All members are asked to bring a small dessert or a package of cookies, coffee will be available. The meeting should conclude by 3:30 p.m. Should schools be cancelled because of weather conditions, the meeting will be cancelled. For more information contact Sam Chandler at 502-655-0265.
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 Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are ages birth to 17.
Free homebuyer seminar
A free homebuyer seminar will be 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday at Torrey Smith Realty Company, 718 Main Street. The seminar will focus on understanding the concepts of purchasing a home in today’s economy. Register on-line at smithclick.com or call 633-0220.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Clear Creek Writer’s Club
The Clear Creek Writer’s Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. Meetings are held in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
‘Odd Couple’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Feb. 24, 25 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 26. The play is directed by Sandy Cohrs. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations call 633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Urban birds presentation at Red Orchard Park
A “Celebrate Urban Birds” event will be at 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center. There will be hands-on activities for the kids, including a bird feeder building for $5, and Horace Brown will present “Cavity Nesters” at 2 p.m. followed by a bird ID hike around Red Orchard (weather permitting). For more information visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The Shelby County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The keynote speaker will be conservative radio talk-show host Mandy Connell. Silent and live auctions will be held. For additional information, contact Debbie Riggs at 502-722-1881 or at email@example.com.
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Life’s celebration showcase
A special celebration showcase - “An Event to Remember….more than just weddings” – will be at noon Saturday at Best Western Shelbyville Lodge on Taylorsville Road. This event promotes exclusively Shelby, Spencer and Henry County businesses offering their services for celebrating life’s special moments and is sponsored by All About You Celebrations LLC. Jtunes Music Entertainment as the DJ/MC. Proceeds benefit the work of Wish-Upon-A-Wedding, a wish-granting non-profit organization. Free admission to guests. The design and décor is by Ginger’s Decorations. For more information, contact Kate Raisor at 502-220-8812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet adoption event
The Shelby County Animal Shelter and Shelby County will host a pet adoption event at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Shelbyville Chrysler, 2121 Midland Trail. There will be no adoption fee that day. Register for prizes, and refreshments will be served.
Free legal clinic at Annunciation
The Catholic Charities of Louisville will host a legal clinic at 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the education building next to the Church of Annunciation, 105 Main St. in Shelbyville. There will be no-cost lawyers, and Spanish interpreters will be available. Get advice about immigration, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, protection for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other crimes, detention and deportation, family reunification. Bring all documents related to your problem or question, such as complaints, any legal notices, and any papers about your immigration status; any court orders about child custody or child support; court orders about criminal or immigration charges or date of court appearance; protection orders or police reports. For more information, call Hoa Pham at Catholic Charities of Louisville (502-637-9786 ext. 127).
The Yamuna bodywork class will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the aerobics room of the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. This method uses various sized balls to directly stimulate organs, enhancing digestion and cleansing of all the body’s systems, especially the digestive system. Register by Friday at the FAC front desk. Pre-registration and payment are required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.
Blood drives this month
The American Red Cross has two blood-donation events scheduled this month in Shelby County. They are: 1-6 p.m. Monday at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road.
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. the third Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting
A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 reunion planning meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Olive Branch Methodist Church on Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan the 40th reunion, and a special song request will be taken. The reunion will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Lake Forest Country Club in Middletown. If anyone has information on class members Faye Johnson, Linda Constant or Jimmy Jones or needs more information, call 834-7767.
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
Jennie C. Benedict Circle of The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons meets at noon Tuesday. For more information call Jean M. Donovan, past president, at 633-3011.
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday of the month in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
Volunteer orientation at Red Orchard
Miller Outdoor Education Center volunteer orientation will be 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Red Orchard Park. Any one that has thought about helping out at the center is encouraged to attend this brief training. Volunteers always are needed, and no nature knowledge is required. For more information visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Live exotic animal show
Created Creatures Animal Tales: Live Exotic Animal Show will be 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a free event to the community. Contact Angie in the church office, 722-5246 ext. 18, for more information or visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Program about Iwo Jima
A program called “From Hilltop to Mountain Top: The Life & Legacy of One Iwo Jima Flag Raiser” will be presented by Ron Elliott at 6-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Shelby County Public Library. The iconic picture of U.S. Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima, captured in the final stages of World War II, fuses the men into a single historic unit, but they remain six individuals. Through exhaustive research into sources public and private, Elliott has detailed the heart-warming and heart-wrenching drama that is the life and legacy of one of the flag raiser, Franklin R. Sousley.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Catering by Kate, 934 Main. Betty Weakley will be hostess, and Jean Cobb will have the program.
Dave Ramsey’s financial course
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be held Feb. 23-May 17 at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for 13 weeks in the family life center. Registration required, and first 10 families to register get a discount. For more information, contact Elaina Burks (502-417-8600 or email@example.com) or Marcia Duncan (502-321-4978 or Marcia@soldonKY.com).
Stormhaven Ranch fundraiser
Stormhaven Youth Ranch in Shelbyville is hosting a fundraising dinner and silent auction Feb. 24 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per plate and are sold in advance at www.stormhavenyr.org or by calling Gaye Cox (655-0845). Kim and Troy Meeder from Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Oregon are the speakers and will share how ranches connect rescued horses with hurting children for healing.
Fish fry/craft show
A missionfest fish fry and craft show will be at 5-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. The meal includes Alaskan pollock, baked beans, slaw and fries, dessert and beverage. Take out and a la carte items will be available. The price is $8 for adults. For more information, contact Angie in the church office, at 722-5246 ext. 18, or visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Zumba heart fundraiser
In celebration of National Heart Month the fitness centers of Shelby County are joining forces to present “Dance Your Heart Out” – a benefit Zumba Party & Marketplace. The event will be 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 24 in Settle Gym in Shelbyville. Tickets for the event are a $10 donation to the American Heart Association and available for purchase at Curves, Shelby Fit for Life and the Family Activity Center. In addition to the Zumba dance party, there will be a variety of vendors offering information, items for sale, snacks, etc. For more information about being a vendor or obtaining a ticket, call 647-7867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenten fish fry
The Church of the Annunciation will host a Lenten fish fry at 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and each Friday in March at its community center (ACC). All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
Movie day for seniors at library
Movie day for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at 1-3 p.m. Feb. 24, March 9, 23, April 13 and 27 at the Shelby County Public Library. For movies titles, call 633-3803. Registration is requested for seating purposes only.
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.
Miller Outdoor Center
The Miller Outdoor Education Center has changed its hours of operation to 1-5 p.m. Feb. 25 only. The center at Red Orchard Park has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and open noon to 4 p.m. other Saturdays. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the Center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at email@example.com, http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers for more information.
Rotary auction fundraiser
The 12th annual Shelbyville Rotary dinner/auction will be at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Ticket are $25 each, available from any member of the Shelbyville Rotary Club. All proceeds from the sale of auction items go to support of charitable agencies within the community and for scholarships for the students who attend Shelby County Schools. Co-chairs for the event are Sherman Riggs and Mark Smith. The event includes both live and silent auction items, including the grand prize of a vacation week in Hawaii.
Horse vaccination clinic
A clinic for horses to get their Coggins shots and a vaccination clinic will be at noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Coggins shots will be $17, and all vaccines will be 10 percent off. For more information, call the hospital at 502-834-7387.
Chili supper in Cropper
The Cropper Ruritan Club chili supper is 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the firehouse in Cropper. The meal includes chili, crackers, hot dog, drink and dessert for $6. The proceeds are to support community-service projects.
Heritage dinner at New Mount Zion
New Mount Zion Baptist Church’s usher ministry will host a heritage dinner following the 11:30 a.m. worship service on Feb. 26. The event is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. at the Mulberry building (behind the church). This donation dinner is open to the community. Call the church office at 633-7991 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and leave a message that states how many would attend.
Bagdad Ruritan dinner
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a chicken dinner at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 to support a local Boy Scouts Eagle Scout project. Funds will help buy the materials needed to build the project that will benefit the Ruritan Club. The cost is $8 for the meal and $4 for a kids meal. The meal consists of chicken, potato wedges, baked beans, bread, a dessert and a drink. Hot dogs will also be available for kids.
Choral event in Pewee Valley
The Art and Soul of Lent will be celebrated with three choirs Feb. 26-28 at St. James Episcopal, 401 Hwy. 146 in Pewee Valley. Greg Garrett of Texas, award-winning author, musician and playwright, will be the guest during the morning, noon and 7 p.m. sessions. Louisville jazz musician and WFPK host Dick Sisto will perform the sacred music of Duke Ellington on vibraphone at 7 p.m. Feb. 29. For more information, call 502-241-8136.
Hoof Beats schedule change
Because of a scheduling conflict the next Shelby County 4-H Hoof Beats Pony Club meeting will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Shelby Trails Park and Equestrian Center. Those attending are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring binders to update logs. For more information, contact Corinne Bradley at 502-232-2110.
Ruffled scarf seminar
Learn to make a ruffled scarf at 10 a.m-noon Feb. 28 at the Shelby County Public Library. Various colors of yarn will be available, and a No. 8 bamboo needle will need to be purchased. Do not buy metal needles for this project. The event is for adults 18-years and older, and registration is required, with a limit of 12. A materials fee is $15, due upon registration and non-refundable. Call 633-3803 to register or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Private use pesticide training
Private Use Pesticide certification courses will be held 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.
Relay for Life events schedule
The 2012 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will be noon May 19 to 6 a.m. May 20 at Shelby County High School. Changes are being made with the registration process. Team captain meetings will be 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 27 and April 24 at the Waldridge Center. Sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky. Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. May 15 at Citizens Union Bank’s main branch. Teams of eight to 15 people from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track. Anyone who is interested in serving on the 2012 Relay for Life committee can contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org; Anissa Brown, at 502-560-6019 or Anissa.Snyder@CANCER.ORG.
Young Democrats meeting
The Shelby County young Democrats meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Fiesta Mexicana on Main Street. The event is open to any young Democrat, 18-35, who wants his or her voice to be heard. There is no cost. Contact Molly Carter at 502-321-9390 or E-mail email@example.com.
Want to be a teen trailblazer?
Any student interested in being part of a new Teen Trailblazers group forming at Red Orchard Park should attend an organizational meeting 6-8 p.m. on March 2 at the Miller Outdoor Education Center, 704 Kentucky St. Students can earn community service hours and gain leadership skills while helping with various projects at Shelby County Parks. For more information, students can E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Refreshments will be provided.
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser for student summer camp at 8-10 a.m. March 3 at Applebee’s. Tickets are $7 each. For more information, contact Angie in the church office, at 722-5246 ext. 18, or visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Chili cook-off/gospel sing
The New Castle United Methodist Church, South Main and Church Street, will host a chili cook-off/chili dinner and gospel sing March 3. You can enter your best chili to win prizes. The all-u-can eat chili dinner will be 4-7 p.m. There will be all types of chili, sandwiches, hot dogs and desserts. The Gospel sing will be 4-9 p.m. with The Garry Polston Family. There will be many others singing also. If you would like to sing or need more information, call 845-4181.
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 at 4 p.m. on March 8, April 19 and May 17.
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 next meeting is at 5 p.m. March 13, with subsequent meetings April 17 and May 8.
Basket weaving class
A basket-weaving class will be presented by Madonna Cash at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13 at the Shelby County Public Library. The supply fee of $25, and the instructor will furnish the required tools. Checks, non-refundable and due upon registration, are made payable to Madonna Cash. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Call 633-3803 to register or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Shelby Touched Twice Clinic
Touched Twice ministries will host a free medical clinic on March 17 at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail. Local churches will be working together to provide free medical, dental and optical care for the residents of Shelby County. This care includes general medical screenings, health education and personal services such as haircuts, a hot meal, a food pantry and clothes closet. The clinic will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. All services are free. Volunteers are needed to staff the clinic. For more information or to volunteer, visit shelbytouchedtwice.com.
Quilters Day Out event
Quilters Day Out will be at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, in honor of National Quilting Day. Up to 18 of the 24 quilt guilds that meet regularly in the Louisville area will show their work. Admission will be $5 plus a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to St. Matthew’s ministry. For more information, contact Linda Slye at 502-266-7629 or email@example.com; Marilou Jacob at 502-742-0506 or marilou1037insightbb.com; or visit quiltersdayout.com.
I’m A Star In My Father’s Eyes Father/Daughter Dance, for girls in fourth-grade and up, will be at 6:30 p.m. March 18 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. Tickets are $25 per couple and $10 per additional daughter. Ticket includes speaker, meal, entertainment and father/daughter gift. The menu consists of chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, green beans almandine, garden salad, rolls, beverage and ice cream sundae. Proceeds benefit ALC Pregnancy Resource Center. To order tickets or for more information, contact Angie in the church office, at 722-5246 ext. 18, or visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Shelby County Public Schools kindergarten registration and free screening for children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 will be conducted at each of the six elementary schools. Attendees may choose any time and location. The schedule is 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 28 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 17. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and two proofs of residence.
Relay for Life pageant
Shelby Fit for Life’s Relay for Life team will sponsor the first Shelby County Relay for Life pageant 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 31 at the Collins High School auditorium. All proceeds go to Relay For Life. The categories will be Little Miss and Mister, ages 5-8, $25; pre-teen, ages 9-12, $25; teen, ages 13-15, $30; Miss Relay, ages 16-21, $35; Mister Relay, ages 16-21, $20; and survivor (men and women of all ages), free. A pageant clinic will be available to all contestants on March 24 for the cost of $10. Professional photographs will be taken by Kadee Payton Photography. Admission to the pageant will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, and 5-years-old-and-younger free. Vendors can also set up in the marketplace for the event to help raise money for the Relay event. The deadline is March 17. For more information contact Peggy Tschauner, Relay for Life captain, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-647-7867, or Candi Broughton, pageant coordinator, at email@example.com or 502-594-7140.
Arthritis class at library
A new, 6-week arthritis exercise class will be at 6-7 p.m. on Mondays, April 2 through May 7, at the Shelby County Public Library, Presented by certified instructor Erica Miller, the classes have a limit of 25 participants. The cost will be $10 for a materials fee. For more information, call the library at 633-3803.
Cancer support group resumes meeting
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group will resume its meetings at 7 p.m. April 12 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Community Room. The group doesn’t meet during the winter months.
Belly dancing class at library
An introduction to belly dancing class will be at 10:30-11:30 a.m. on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. The class, for adults 18 years and older, will be presented by Tami Stoecker. Call 633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The annual Highway 55 Yard Sale will be April 19-22, with hub being the Finchville Community Center in Finchville. Any and all communities are encouraged to set up yard sales along KY 55. For information on booth rentals, call 502-834-7754.
Monument restoration training
Learn how to preserve and restore stones, do genealogical rubbings safely, earn an apprentice certification and enjoy making a difference. Monument restoration training at Grove Hill Cemetery will be from 9 a.m. until we are tired April 21 and 1:30 p.m. until we’re tired April 22. Registration for individuals is $35, couples $60, youth $15 (age 10 or older) and certified apprentices $10. Fees include Saturday lunch and beginners’ materials. For reservations, contact Bonnie Burks Gray at 502-633-6941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Gospel concert
A southern Gospel concert will be 7 p.m. April 27 at Cornerstone Christian Academy featuring The Talleys. Tickets are on sale now at www.ccaorky.org or by calling Cornerstone at 502-633-4070.
Jamie Grace at Cornerstone
Contemporary pop Christian artist Jamie Grace will perform at Cornerstone Christian Academy at 6 p.m. April 28. Grace ha two No. 1 hits in her first two releases. Tickets and more information can be found on Facebook/Jamie Grace Concert/Open Act Contest. There will also be an open act contest with three to five acts chosen to open for her that night with a chance to win $200. Download entries on the Facebook page. Tickets are on sale at www.ccaofky.org or by calling 502-633-4070. The cost is $10 in advance, $8 in advance of groups 10 and $12 at the door.
30th year class reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1982 will have its 30th class reunion at 6 p.m.-midnight on July 21 at Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost is $45 single/$90 couple before July 1. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or email@example.com.
Yoga for seniors
Free Yoga classes for seniors, 50 years and older, are being set up at Shelby County Public Library. Yoga 1 is noon-1 p.m. Mondays in February and March 5. Yoga II will be each Thursday through March 1. Registration is required for each class with a limit of 25. The instructor is Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis.
Salvation Army donations
Currently the Salvation Army is accepting donations for good used furniture and household items to help those who have lost their home by fire. Contact Bonnie L. Roberts at 633-7813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for information and peer counseling on all your options? Our services are free, confidential and open to anyone. Call or visit ALC Pregnancy Resource Center Inc., Village Plaza shopping center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m. Wednesday. Call (502) 647-0300 or visit www.shelbypregnancycenter.com
Adult classes scheduled
The JCTC Adult Education Program in Shelby County offers free programs for adults. Individuals seeking a GED can study at their own pace or attend classes; skill review – to read better, improve writing skills, or brush up on math to get a better job or prepare for college; national career readiness certification – verify your skills in three key areas that are important to employers; paraeducator – providing the necessary training and testing to help individuals who plan to work in the school systems as an instructional assistant; English as a second language (ESL). Call or stop by for information at the following locations: JCTC Shelby County Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road, room 125, 633-5524 extension 33669, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Shelby County Public Library, 309 Eighth Street, 633-3803, Monday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and St. James Episcopal Church (ESL service only), 222 Main Street, 502-220-9121, Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $5 per adult, and children eat free. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
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 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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/.
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
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.
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.
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.