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Datebook: February 27, 2013

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This week
Knitting class at library
A free beginner knitting class will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today and March 6 and 13 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The class is limited to 15. Registration is required for participants 18 years old and older. Students need to bring a pair of size 8 knitting needles and a skein of yarn. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Community family comedy night
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a community family comedy night at 6 p.m. today. Special guest will be ventriloquist Gene Cordova. This is a free event for all age groups. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Beef certification program
A beef quality assurance certification program will be at 11 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4593.
Home preparedness program
What would you do if a disaster such as an earthquake, tornado, fire or flood caused a loss of power or even displaced your family tomorrow? Everyone should have a family plan and adequate supplies to be prepared for possible disasters.  A free “Focus on the Home: Preparedness” program will be at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4593.
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.
Book club at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center Book Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Red Orchard Park for those in the community who want read and discuss books about conservation and environment. This month selection is Last Child in the Woods. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Teen photography night at library
Teen Fun Night will be for all middle and high school students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. The focus will be a photography workshop called: “Photography: A Window to the World.” Professional photographers Jim Cleveland and Melissa Bean will share tips and activities, along with a display of antique cameras. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Mary Overall will be hostess, and Ann Smiser will have the program.
Lenten fish fry
The first Lenten fish fry of the year for the Church of the Annunciation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 15 and 22. All proceeds go to scholarships and building fund.
Finchville Ruritan fish fries
The Finchville Ruritan Club will host a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Finchville Community Center on KY 55. The menu includes fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink for $10. Baked beans will be available on Feb. 15. For more information, send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
MissionFest fish fry
A MissionFest fish fry will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. All proceeds will support the 2013 missions. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Zumba class at library
A daytime Zumba class will begin Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults, 18 years and older. For more information, call 633-3803 or send an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
Home buyer seminar
A free seminar for home buyers will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. You don’t have to be a first-time home buyer. To register or for more information, call 502-554-9522 or E-mail Marcia@SOLDonKY.com.
Shelby Fit for Life open house
Shelby Fit for Life, 169 Alpine Drive, will have an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. New owners Patty and Kevin Sweasy and the staff will great visitors. There will be workout demonstrations and prizes. For more information, call 647-7867, E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com or visit shelbyfitforlife.com.
Bethel AME fundraiser
The young people of Bethel AME Church of Shelbyville will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at FireFresh BBQ Restaurant, 81 Jeanie Drive. All funds will go towards youth activities of the church.
‘An Evening of Culture’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Parts are available for five women and three men. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are May 31 through June 2 and June 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222.
One Book One Community kickoff
The Shelby County Public Library kickoff of the One Book One Community, community – wide read, will begin Monday with a free book giveaway of A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure. 250 books will be given away; one book per person and no reserves.  The guest author, Tori Murden McClure, will be speaking at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 18. Registration is requested for this event for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Zaxby’s of Shelbyville, 1980 Midland Trail; and 1 to 6 p.m. March 14 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club will have its first meeting of the season at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Hospice group
Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.
Suicide loss recovery support
Suicide loss recovery groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and are led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Tobacco meeting and training
A tobacco production meeting and tobacco GAP training will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Beginning in 2013, tobacco companies are requiring that all producers participate annually in tobacco GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) training. For more information, call 633-4593.
Small-business training session
Shelby Development Corporation is sponsoring a free “Small-Town Merchant Program” event, featuring national retail specialist Marc Wilson, at 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. Breakfast will be served. Some attendees will be able to sign up for private reviews by Wilson. To register, call 502-574-1378 or visit http://goo.gl/tnriw by Monday.

Next week
Alzheimer’s support group
The first evening meeting of a support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 5:30 p.m. on March 7 at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. The group meets at 10:30 a.m. every third Wednesday at the church. For more information, contact the church at 633-3345 or Lisa Clare at 829-0680.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. March 7.
NAACP
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Stratton Center.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Office Pub and Deli, 614 Comanche Trail in Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.
Learn Over Lunch
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Learn Over Lunch is at noon-1 p.m. March 7 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The event is free for chamber members and $10 for potential members. Program materials and drinks will be provided. For more information, E-mail Johnna Maier at johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountykychamber.com.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. March 7 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.
Couch to 5K class
A runner’s training class that will get you to run your first 5K meet on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 7 through May 9 in the gym at Shelbyville First Baptist, across from the fairgrounds. The group will complete a 5K together on May 11. The class is free. For more information, contact Chad at 502-633-1317 or E-mail clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Crusade fish fry
Bagdad Fire Department will sponsor a Crusade for Children fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. March 8. The meal includes fish, Cole slaw, French fries and hush puppies for $8. Free delivery will be available within 10 miles for orders of four or more meals per order. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Crusade for Children. For deliveries, call the Bagdad Fire Department on March 8 at 502-747-0078.
Quilters Day Out
Quilters Day Out will be at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center, at 2715 Fern Valley Road in Louisville in honor of National Quilting Day. Up to 25 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 or toiletries to be donated to the Shepherd’s Shelter in Bullitt County. For more information, contact Linda Slye at 502-266-7629; Marilou Jacobs at 502-291-5731 or marilou1037insightbb.com; or visit quiltersdayout.com.
Concert tour at Cornerstone
The Redeemed Tour, featuring Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Citizen Way, will stop March 9 at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through iTickets.com or the school’s front office. General-admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of the show. Children 5 and under are free. A limited number of VIP Tickets, for $30 each, include front-section seating and a meet-and-greet with the artists.
Corpus Christi fundraiser
The 12th annual Crusade for Education benefiting Corpus Christi Academy will be March 9 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The program will feature a dinner/raffle/auction, and a full cash bar will be available. The event is co-sponsored by Holy Family Radio, WLCR-AM (1040). Tickets are $60 per couple or $35 per person. Seating is very limited. For reservations, call 502-722-8090.
Bluegrass Beekeeping School
The Bluegrass Beekeeping School will be March 9 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. Guest speakers will be Jeff Harris and Michael Bush of Bush Farms. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby of Bradford Hall. Pre-registration is suggested, with a fee of $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Lunch is included. To register or for more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/bluegrassbeekeepers/2013-bluegrass-bee-school.
Farmers market meeting
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market will hold it’s annual organizational meeting at 10 a.m. March 9 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. All prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marilyn at 633-7572.

Upcoming
Greenway Trail cleanup
Volunteers are needed from 5 to 7 p.m. March 12 to help pick up trash and clear debris from the Greenway Trail. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on 7th Street. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
‘Cornbread Mafia’ presentation
James Higdon, author of Cornbread Mafia, will be the guest speaker from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required. For more information, call 633-3803.
Relay for Life pageant
The second annual Relay for Life Pageant will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Collins High School auditorium. The tiny tots, Ms. Relay and survivor pageants are open to all counties. The registration fee is $25, and a survivor pageant is free. For more information, contact shelbycorelaypageant@gmail.com or 502-594-7140.
Hosparus needs volunteers
Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program in Louisville and surrounding areas. Hosparus will host a free volunteer training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. Lunch will be provided. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To pre-register 2 days before each event, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org.
Arts and crafts show
An arts and crafts show will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. March 16 at Shelby Christian Church. For more information, contact Carrie Edington at 502-529-2396 or send an E-mail to cedington79@gmail.com.
Father/daughter dance
A father-daughter dance will begin at 6 p.m. March 17 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. Tickets are $15 each and includes the speaker, entertainment, dinner and the daughter’s gift. For tickets, call 722-5246 ext 15. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
BB/BS Bowl for Kids
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, which serves Shelby County, will host its Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. March 16 at Incredible Dave’s, located at 9236 Westport Road in Louisville, and from 1 to 3 p.m. March 23 at Rose Bowl, located at 2217 Goldsmith Lane in Louisville. To sign up or for more information call Alex Spoelker, direct Line 502-753-3745, office 502-587-0494 ext 130 or cell 502-432-0791.
Chamber showcase
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Community Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Shelby County High School. For more information, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or Johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit http://business.shelbycountykychamber.com/Events/details/2013-community-....
Critter Corner at Red Orchard
Critter Corner will be from 2 to 3 p.m. March 16 at Red Orchard Park. A Second Chances Wildlife Center director and educator will read specially handpicked books about bats and flying squirrels. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Bingo at Crescent Place
Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Drive, will host a breakfast bingo from 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 21. All proceeds will benefit Shelby County Relay for Life. The cost will be $5 per bingo card and will include a light breakfast. RSVP to Lori at 633-6622.
Falconry program
Falconer Michael Harman will have a presentation on falconry from 2 to 4 p.m. March 23 at Red Orchard Park. His program will include Seamus, a Northern Goshawk,and Henery, a Red-tailed Hawk. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Guided hike at Shelby Trails
A morning hike around Shelby Trails Park will be from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23. Meet in the parking lot closer to the dairy barn and silo at 9 a.m. The guided hike will go along the Diane’s Trail, a 4.5-mile loop. Dress for the weather. Water and snacks will be provided and other hiking distances can be accommodated if needed. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Genealogy workshop
The Isaac Shelby Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop that is open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon March 23 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Anyone interested in help with research and/or becoming a member of the DAR is invited to attend. The event will feature Rogers Barde’ from the Jemina Johnson DAR Chapter in Paris, who currently serves as registrar of that chapter and is also actively involved in the John Fox Library that is housed in Duncan Tavern, state headquarters of the DAR. Light refreshments will be served, with limited seating. For reservations, call 502-593-5791 or 502-321-9244. For more information, call Ann Haley Morris at 502-593-5791 or send an E-mail to amorris422@bellsouth.net.
Relay captains meetings
Team captain meetings for the 2013 Relay for Life will be at 6:30 p.m. March 26, April 23 and May 28 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/shelbyky. Anyone interested in serving on a committee can contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net; team development chair, Betsy Langness at, betsy.langness@kctcs.edu; team retention chair, Sunny Hipple at sunnyrayh@gmail.com; team mentoring chair, Kelly Catlett at kellydcat@bellsouth.net.
Kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration and screening for Shelby County Public Schools will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 27 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the six elementary schools. To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1, as verified by a state-certified birth certificate. Proof of current immunizations (vaccines) is required to be presented at the time of registration. Two proofs of residency are required at the time of new student registration. A parent/guardian driver’s license will not be accepted.
Bunny Day at Red Orchard
The second annual Bunny Day at Red Orchard Park will be from 3 to 5 p.m. March 30. There will be an egg hunt, crafts and other surprises. Details to come. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Armchair exercise class
Shelby Shape Ups armchair exercise returns for a new 6-week session through April 1. Classes will be at 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Road. The session fee will be $20, and checks can be made out to Shelby County Cooperative Extension District Board. For more information or to sign up, call 633-4593.
Poet laureate at library
Spend an evening with Maureen Morehead, the state’s 2011-12 poet laureate, from 6 to 7 p.m. April 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. For more information or to register, call 633-3803.
Movies at library
Movies for seniors 50 and over resume April 5 at the Shelby County Public Library. This season the movies, which are free, will begin at 1:15 p.m. the first Friday of each month April through August. Registration is requested. Popcorn and water provided. For more information or movie titles, contact the library 633-3803.
Mercy-Omega run and gala
Mercy-Omega 5K run and gala celebration will be April 13, in support of Mercy Medical Clinic and Omega House Women’s Shelter in Shelbyville. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Shelbyville, and the gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, auctions, music and entertainment by New Breed at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, sponsored by Friends of Mercy Medical and Omega House. For more information, contact MercyOmegaGala@aol.com or Jeff at 502-295-7533.
Touched Twice Clinic
The fourth annual Shelby Touched Twice Clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at First Baptist Church. This is a free medical clinic open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Also available are spa services, a food pantry and clothes closet and a free meal. Volunteers are needed to staff the clinic. To register, visit shelbytouchedtwice.com. For more information, call 878-5635.
March madness at library
March Madness continues at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Shelby County Public Library with a program on  the life of Adolph Rupp, as portrayed by Edward B. Smith in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance. This program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is requested by calling 502-633-3803, ext. 11, or sending an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual Highway 55 Yard Sale will be April 18 through 21, with the counties along KY 55 – Carroll Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair and Taylor – participating. The headquarters will be the Finchville Ruritan Club. For more information, call 834-7754 or E-mail grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
‘The Diviners’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Diviners will be April 19-21 and 26-28. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org.
Hoosier Cushman club
The Hoosier Cushman Club will be at the Finchville Community Center on KY from May 17-19. For more information, send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Relay bank night is June 4
Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. June 4 at Citizens Union Bank main branch. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net.
Relay for Life set for June 8
The 2013 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at noon on June 8 at Shelby County High School. 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. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
New Castle Spring Fling
The 31st annual New Castle Spring Fing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, farmer’s market, exhibits, 5K run/walk, car/truck/motorcycle show, bands, children’s activities, silent auction, games, parade, re-enactors, street dance, citywide yard sales and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit http://www.newcastleky.com/ or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or jedsn799@yahoo.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.

Recurring
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
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, through April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 502-487-1612.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
Sewing circle and volunteer opportunities
Sewing workshops for 4-H youth workshops will meet after school (2:30 to 5 p.m.) on Mondays at Clear Creek Elementary and on Tuesdays at Heritage Elementary. To volunteer, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
Challenge boot camps
Boot camp No. 1 will be Tuesdays through March 30, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at First Baptist Church, 516 Midland Trail; 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Shelby Power and Fitness, 320 Main Street, across from the new courthouse. There will be a $100 cash prize for the person who loses the largest percentage of body weight during the eight weeks of classes. Boot camp No. 2 will be Feb. 5 through March 28 on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Family Activity Center. The winner of this challenge will win a 3-month membership at the FAC. To register or for more information, contact Cathy Wilhoit at 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
Free tax prep services
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will be hosting the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the 2013 tax year in Shelby and Oldham Counties. This program is to assist families with free income tax preparation that meet the requirements for receiving the earned income tax credit. For tax year 2012, this amount is generally $50,000 and below. Also tax preparation is free for the elderly, aged 60 and older. The sites will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and certain Saturdays through April 15. For more information, call 647-3027 or 558-0762.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. 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 $6 per adult, and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Amy at 633-5518.
Zumba at the library
Tiffany Fisher will be the instructor for Zumba 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays starting March 1 at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. Call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50  p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays, 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
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.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com.
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.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  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 clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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/.

Announcements
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s 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.