Datebook: February 6, 2013

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This week
Food gardening classes
Want to grow your own fresh vegetables? Your own peaches, apples or blueberries? But don’t know how? The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service is offering classes on food gardening starting today  at 10-11:30 a.m. and running every Wednesday through April 10. The classes are free, but seating is limited, so you must reserve a spot by Tuesday. To reserve your space, call 633-4593.
Van Stockum at Painted Stone event
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host a public program at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. The program will feature Brig. Gen. Ronald Van Stockum speaking about his latest book, Remembrances of World Wars. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information, call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP has changed its meeting time to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Stratton Center. New officers are Janice Harris, president; Evette Beasley, vice president; Veronica May, treasurer; and Kim Critchlow, secretary.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  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.
Pesticide program
A private pesticide recertification will be at 12:30-6 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4593.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road, on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning Thursday and extending 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.
Soup sharing
The Shelby County Extension Office is having a soup sharing session at 6 p.m. on Thursday or at 11 a.m. on Friday. Bring a  pot of homemade soup and the recipe and receive a booklet of the soups that you will taste at this program. There will also be sessions on bread baking, featuring Sharla Martin on Thursday and Carol Stine on Friday. For more information, call 633-4593.
Bagdad Ruritan chili supper
Bagdad Ruritan Club will host a chili-and-sandwiches supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the club’s building. The cost is $5.
Mah-jongg at library
Game day – Mah-jongg will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. the third and fourth Fridays of each month in the Hudson Room, first floor, at the Shelby County Public Library. The next meeting dates will be Feb. 15 and 26. New players are welcome. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11 or send an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Fundraising pageant
The second annual fundraising/charitable pageant, for infant to 18-year-olds, will be Saturday on the Georgetown College’s campus. The proceeds help hosts Camp Bravehearts, a week-long summer camp at Trooper Island for children 8-16 who require medical treatment for heart disease, have undergone heart surgery or other heart-related procedures through Kosair Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 502-413-1302, E-mail Mroark21@yahoo.com, check out Softball Sweethearts for Bravehearts on Facebook or visit www.softballsweethearts.weebly.com.
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows
The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine dinner dance will be at 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. The event, a fundraiser for 5rescues.org, the animal advocacy coalition of five groups, will include live entertainment by The Monarchs from 8 to 11 p.m., and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Silent auction items and a cash bar will be available. Photos of the event will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by phone 502-647-2160 or by visiting www.5rescues.org.
Comedy theater event in Finchville
Scott Davis presents a night of family-friendly comedy and desserts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Finchville Ruritan building. Advance tickets are required to plan for the actual number attending. Childcare (under age 9) is provided with advance reservations. Call 834-7973 to make those arrangements. Tickets cost will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you purchase a table (eight tickets,) you will get to keep the centerpiece that will be on the tables the night of the event.
Bird count review
A preview of the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park. Joan Brown shares her knowledge about the bird count, which will be held Feb. 15-18. Her presentation will cover how to participate, what and when to feed birds, and how to identify local birds. For more information visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Animal swap
Tractor Supply in Shelbyville will host a small animal swap from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. People are invited to bring their own animals to sell or swap or stop by to see what animals are available. Again this month, bring your farm products to sell or swap. Jams, jellies, honey, eggs, crafts and other farm products are welcome. For more information, call 502-647-4605.
Black history exhibit
The Shelby County Historical Society will host Community Tapestry – A celebration of local black history from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Stratton Center. The event will spotlight education, churches, community life, military, sports and various aspects that made of black communities that once thrived throughout the Shelbyville/Shelby County area. The keynote speaker will be Shelia Mason Burton, the current president of the Kentucky Historical Society. For more information, contact Sanda Jones 502-321-2804 or Kerry Magan 502-633-4365.
Yamuna foot fitness workshop
Beth McCoun will have a Yamuna foot fitness workshop 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the conference room of the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Learn how to take care of your feet after they have worked for you all day. Register at the FAC front desk by Feb. 8. Preregistration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Medicare seminar
A free Medicare seminar will be given by Leigh Ann Cottongim-Barcellona at 5 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Public Library. A licensed life and health specialist, she will answer questions about the 2013 Medicare program, Medicare prescription drug coverage and ways to help cover out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare. To register, call 502-529-1206.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Master Gardeners to meet
The Shelby County Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The topics will include the garden fair, the plant sale, an update on the arboretum and upcoming trips. For more information, call 633-4593.
Owl program at Red Orchard
“Owl Always Be Yours,” a program about owls, will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Red Orchard Park. There will be warm refreshments after the event in the Miller Outdoor Education Center, with a visit from Edsel, a Great Horned Owl. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Sewing circle meeting
Learn to make a pieced table runner for Valentine’s Day or springtime decorating at the monthly sewing circle, which will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring your own sewing projects to receive help from Master Clothing volunteers. Fabrics also will be available to make Project Linus blankets that evening. To receive a list of supplies needed or for more information, call 633-4593.

Next week
Beekeepers’ meeting
The Shelby County Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Lani Basberg will present a program on general preparation for spring, including hive placement, zoning, insurance, types of hives, foundations and frames. She will also talk about ordering bee packages, nucs, queens and other pollinators, including mason and bumblebees. For more information, call 633-4593.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Feb. 14 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
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. on Feb. 15. Future fish fries will be Feb. 22, March 1, 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 Feb. 15, 22, 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.
SCCT present ‘Harvey’
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Harvey will be Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. The reservation line is 633-0242 and will open on Feb. 1. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Sweetheart dance in Waddy
The Waddy Ruritan Club will have a “sweetheart dance” at 8 p.m. Feb. 16, with music by DJ Matt Simons. The costs is $10 per couple and $6 for singles. Snacks are included.
Blanket program at Crescent Place
Crescent Place will host the Project Linus National Make A Blanket Day from 10 a.m. until noon on Feb. 16. Project Linus provides blankets for children in families that don’t have blankets.
Critter Corner at Red Orchard
Critter Corner, an afternoon of reading with wildlife, will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 16, at Red Orchard Park. Second Chances Wildlife Center officials will read specially handpicked books and bring the characters to life. This month’s character is the opossum. For more information, check out the Second Chances Wildlife blog at http://secondchanceswildlife.org/ or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

‘The Diviners’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Diviners will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 20. The play requires five men, five women and a theatrically experienced teenage male. Interested actors are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared to do improvisations and readings from the script. Performance dates are 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.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Eco-Movie Night at Red Orchard
Eco-Movie Night will be at 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18 for the film in the Miller Outdoor Education Center. Flow, Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary is an investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Each month will feature an environmental documentary to engage, educate and inspire about various environmental issues. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Grief recovery support
Grief recovery and suicide loss recovery groups will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 18 and the third Monday of the month at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and 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 E-mail pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
International day luncheon
There will be a celebration of Germany during a luncheon, sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers, at 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Registration of $10 is due by Feb. 12. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Democrat meeting
The Shelby County Democratic Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. All Democrats are welcome.
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, beginning Feb. 20. 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.
Blood drive
A blood drive in Shelby County will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.
Hosparus needs volunteers
Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program in Louisville and surrounding areas. Hosparus will host two free volunteer trainings from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 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.
Knitting class at library
A free beginner knitting class will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, 27, 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.
Story hour at library
A story hour for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) will be at 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Shelby County Public Library, in the Community Room. The theme is Bad Hair Day and children are to come wearing a horrible hairdo, or wig. There will be stories, crafts and a snack each time. For more information, call Sarahbeth at 633-3803.
Appalachian Trail presentation
Dustin Abild shares his Appalachian Trail experience at the Shelby County Public Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21. He will have displays, which will include photos and gear. Registration is requested for seating purposes. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Jackie Robinson show at Stageone
Stageone Family Theatre celebrates Black History month with Steven Dietz’ Jackie and Me, honoring baseball legend Jackie Robinson, at 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater in Louisville. Tickets are $19.75 and may be purchased by calling 502-584-7777, visiting the theater box office or at www.kentuckycenter.org. Group tickets for parties of 12 or more are available for $17 each by calling StageOne Family Theatre at 502-498-2447. Because of strong language, this production is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Suicide prevention fundraiser
Shelby County ASAP (Adolescent Suicide Awareness Program) will host a rock concert and fundraiser at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road in Louisville. The event will feature Note to Self with Doc Lisby, Johnny Martin, Kyle and North Paschal along with Mean Streak and Juke Box Heroes. For more information, contact Becky Janes at 502-529-6387 or SEEBRUN@gmail.com.
Cropper Ruritan chili supper
The Cropper Ruritan Club chili supper will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Cropper Ruritan building. The meal includes chili, crackers, hot dog, drink and dessert for just $6. Carry-out will be available. The proceeds are to support community service projects.
Guided hike at Red Orchard
Enjoy a guided afternoon hike around Red Orchard Park from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24. Meet at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 2 p.m. for the 2-mile hike, which will highlight the new nature fitness trail as well as the bluebird trail and monitoring program. Dress for the weather, and water and snacks will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Relay captains meetings
Team captain meetings for the 2013 Relay for Life will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 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.
Community family comedy night
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a community family comedy night at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. 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. Feb. 27 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4593.
Book club at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center Book Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 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.
MissionFest fish fry
a MissionFest fish fry will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. All proceeds will support the 2013 missions. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
One Book One Community kickoff
The Shelby County Public Library kickoff of the One Book One Community, community – wide read, will begin March 4 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.
Tobacco meeting and training
A tobacco production meeting and tobacco GAP training will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 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.
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.
‘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.
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-....
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.
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.
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.
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.

Sewing circle and volunteer opportunities
Sewing workshops will begin for 4-H youth in early February. The workshops will meet after school (2:30-5 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.
Bible study for vets
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will begin a 4-session Bible study at 7 p.m. for veterans and their families. The study will continue Thursday. Service members of the United States Armed Forces are met with challenges on and off the battlefield. Warriors of Faith – Military Men, a  NetWork Bible study written especially for these servicemen and women, explores the issues of anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness and love, as they impact the lives of those who have served, or are now serving, their country. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 647-3696.
Armchair exercise class
Armchair exercises are back at the Shelby County Extension Office. This Arthritis Foundation exercise program is a low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. Participants will increase flexibility, balance and strength. A 6-week session meets at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Feb. 22 and cost $20. There must be 20 registrants to have this class. You can try the class out for free at 10 a.m. on Monday. To reserve a spot, call 633-4593.
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.
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 5:45 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.
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.
Alzheimer’s support group
A support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 10:30 a.m. every third Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call Lisa Claire at 633-3345 or 502-829-0680.
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.
Hip-hop classes at FAC
The Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center will have hip-hop dance classes at 3 and 4 p.m. on Sundays through March 3. Class limited to 25 participants. For more information, call 633-5059.
‘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.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
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/.
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.
Bike night in Frankfort
The Kentucky Road Runners will have bike night at 5-10 p.m. Mondays through October at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.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.
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.