Datebook: Jan. 14, 2011

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Calendar of Events

By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
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 City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
Running seminar

Runners and walkers of all fitness levels can join Coach Morgan Bush for a free seminar on the benefits of walking and running, safe training regimens and how to get ready for spring races. The session will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Shelby Fit for Life, 169 Alpine Drive. To ensure enough information packets, register by calling 647-7867 or 321-9749 or sending an E-mail to runwithmorgan@gmail.com.

Tumble time
Jump, twist, turn, roll, flip and play! If your child, ages 2-5, has a lot of energy, likes to move and jump on mats, and wants to improve their balance and tumbling skills, this is the class for them. The program is 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, 11 and 18 for $60 at Gillman’s Dance Studio. Contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM and ACE certified personal trainer to sign up, 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.

‘Waiting For Superman’ screening
The Grand Theatre in Frankfort will screen Waiting For Superman, a documentary on America’s schools, in showings scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8 for both showings. More information and reservations are available by e-mail Hogsonice@yahoo.com or 606-627-2855.

Professional women’s meeting
The Shelby County Professional Woman’s Club meets noon Friday at 934 Main Street. Kate Bemiss will cater the meal at a cost of $10 per person. Respond today to make your reservation.

Financial aid workshop
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority will host a financial aid workshop for high school seniors planning for college and adults returning to college, at the New Mt Zion Church of Shelbyville Community Development Center, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Candice Johnson will facilitate the workshop. For more information contact the office (633-7991) 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

‘Biggest Loser’ with Coach Mo
Coach Mo from NBC’s Biggest Loser will kick-off a community weight-loss competition 8 a.m. on Saturday at Clay Street Baptist Church. Admission to the event and program is $5.

Honeysuckle removal
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will be removing bush honeysuckle at Red Orchard Park 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Some handsaws and gloves are available, but volunteers should bring their own. For more information visit www.ClearCreekTrailblazers.org.

Holiday celebration
Martin Luther King Community Day celebration is 5 p.m. Saturday to remember the works of King and local activist Rev. Louis Coleman. Musical guest will be Forgiven and Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ. The service will support the renovation project of the Shelby Community Center Inc., Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church in Crestwood. Call Rev. James Booker Jr., pastor, for more information 241-7709.

60-day boot camp
The “Challenge” is a 60-day fitness effort to lose inches and body fat while participating in a 2-month boot camp. The camp starts on Saturday and ends on March 3, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church. Cost is $200. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a full refund for the camp. Bring a mat, water and lots of determination. To sign up, call Cathy Wilhoit (502-321-8576) or visit journeytowellness@live.com.

Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.

Lunch for Sen. Hornback
The Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation will host a luncheon with state Sen. Paul Hornback for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Tickets are $10 each. To purchase tickets, please call 502-633-5068 or E-mail Libby Adams at libby@scidf.com.

Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Participation in upcoming local and regional events will be discussed. Meetings are always open to the public. For more information call (502) 500-4475, (502) 228-3746, (502) 738-9435, or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.

Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Smoking cessation program
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will begin its next free smoking cessation program 5-6 p.m. on Monday in the King’s Daughters conference room on the ground level.  Participants in the class will discuss a variety of science-based, proven methods to smoking cessation, which include education, skills training and social support. The classes consist of 6 1-hour weekly sessions followed by relapse prevention. For more information or to register for the program, contact Jewish Hospital Shelbyville scheduling at 647-4341.

Trailblazers meeting
The Clear Creek Trailblazers’ annual group meeting is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller House at Red Orchard. CCT accomplishments for 2010 will be reviewed and group goals set for 2011. Officers will be elected. For more information, visit www.ClearCreekTrailblazers.org.

Cattlemen’s meeting
The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office.

Dairy producers to meet
A SCC Reduction Workshop for dairy producers is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Lunch will be provided. Call 633-4593 for meal reservations.

Next Week
Breastfeeding support group
A support group for breastfeeding mothers will be held at Future Hope Pediatrics in Shelbyville. The first meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 20. It’s open to pregnant and nursing women, along with women that have nursed a baby in the past.

Young farmers meeting
The Shelby County Young Farmers will hold a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Collins High School Agriculture Department. The speaker will be Ray Tucker, who will discuss production costs of corn, soybeans & tobacco. Call Stephanie Tucker (633-1906) for more information.

Chili cook-off

Holy Cross Lutheran church will host a chili cook-off 6 p.m. on Jan. 22. The three categories for judging will be red, white and most unique. Free entry for chili makers. If you do not wish to enter the contest, you may come and enjoy all the chili. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat for ages 13 and over, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. For more information, call 647-3696.

Shakespeare meeting
The Shakespeare Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Shakesperience Reading Room, second floor of Through the Looking Glass Tea Shop, 629 Washington St. The topic will be “Bad Guys....really evil or just misunderstood?”

Multi-Purpose meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors meets 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bullitt County Senior Center, 214 Frank E Simon Avenue, Shepherdsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.

Project Graduation meeting
Parents of juniors and seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools are asked to participate in Project Graduation. There will be meetings at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21 at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com

Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. Jan. 25. This will include a free discussion about stress and how it affects your health. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers.

Lunch honoring Sen. Tapp
An appreciation luncheon in honor of retired state Sen. Gary Tapp will be held at 11:30-1 p.m. Jan 25 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The sponsors are Shelby County Associated Industries, Shelby County Industrial Foundation, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $20 each and are available by calling 633-5068, as long as seating is available.

Eating assistance program
Is losing weight once again on your new year's resolution list? A free class at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park 5-6 p.m. on Jan. 25 is designed to help with portion control and the benefits of healthy eating and exercise. This class is open to all members of the public. For questions or more information, call the North Central District Health Department at (502) 633-1243.

Healthy horse seminar
A Healthy Horse Seminar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Lunch will be provided. Call 633-4593 for meal reservations.

Financial peace course
Dave Ramsey’s 13-week video financial peace series, led by local instructors, will be 10 a.m.-noon beginning Jan. 29 at the Shelby County Extension office. Call 633-4593 for cost and course registration information or visit www.daveramsey.com. The first 20 registrants will receive a 50 percent discount on registration.

SHS ‘71 reunion meeting
The 1971 Shelbyville High School class reunion meeting is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 5th and Main streets. Class members are needed to help plan the reunion. If you can not attend, call Jim Cleveland (633-8027) to update E-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Pasture appraisal/recovery program
A Pasture Appraisal and Recovery program is 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 2 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Call 633-4593 to sign up.

Luci Center needs volunteers
The Luci Center on Hebron Road is looking for volunteers to assist in its horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Help is needed in the barn, farm upkeep, caring for the horses and in classes with riders. No experience is necessary, and training is available. If you are interested, attend the next training orientation 5 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Luci Center, 500 Hebron Road. Call (502) 220-4308 for questions and to sign up.

Ducks Unlimited event
Ducks Unlimited in Shelby County will host a dinner and live auction at the renowned Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 4, 2011 to sponsor the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited chapter. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and more. The cost is $40 single/$55 per couple. For more information, check Facebook @ Shelby County Ducks Unlimited or call (502) 930-4232.

Tres Chic gala
Tres Chic 2011, to help aid Shelby County families with children at Kosair Children’s Hospital, will host its second annual fund-raiser on Feb. 5 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. There will be live music, a silent auction, hors d’ oeuvres and wine and bourbon tasting courtesy. Reservations can be made online at www.treschicshelbyville.org.  You can also find event information at Tres Chic Shelbyville on Facebook. For additional information or if you have questions, contact Beth Ann Kovacs at 502-321-2800 or Rachel Webb at 502-321-4494 or visit www.treschicshelbyville.org.

Beginning Zumba at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park will offer a 6-week class for those wishing to try Zumba for the first time. Classes will be 3-4 p.m. Sundays starting Feb. 6. Registration and prepayment ($36) are required. Classes are limited to 20 participants.

Horse show series for 2011
San-N-Tone will host the Horse Show Series 2010-2011 at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6 and March 6 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (Indoor Arena). Each entry must be received by prior Thursday (no phone entries). The cost is $10 per class or day of the show, $12 per class. Stalls are $20 and the grounds fee is $5. For more information call Sandy Stewart 502-241-1262 (leave a voicemail), 502-722-9330 or E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com. Mail pre-entry forms and fees to Sandy Stewart, 468 McElvain Lane, Lebanon Jct., 40150.

Crochet class at library
Learn to Crochet (18 years and older) in a class at the Shelby County Public Library. Classes will be 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1. Registration is required, with a class limit of 15. Students are to bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 502-633-3803 for more information.

Beginning Spanish class
Beginning Spanish classes will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 8 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost of $50 includes the book. The class will be taught by Adriana Cash. The class is geared toward business, health care and human services personnel, educators and community volunteers. For more information or to sign up call 633-4593.

Line dancing at library
Learn the art of line dancing before Valentine’s Day by attending a class 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Shelby County Public Library. You must be at least 18 years old and, and registration is required because of a limit of 20 participants. Wear hard-soled shoes, not tennis or running shoes. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net or call 633-3803 for more information.

Monarchs, Mutts and Meows
A dinner-dance fundraiser to benefit no-kill animal rescue groups is Feb. 12 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. A cash bar and silent auction begins at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Live music and dancing will be provided by the Monarchs at 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple in advance, $50 per person or $80 per couple at the door. For more information, call Nancy Guilliom (502-829-9244).

Jewelry design workshop
Marilyn Wright of Ivy Designs presents “Making Designer Jewelry” at 1-5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Shelby County Public Library. The program is for 18-year-olds and up. There will be a supply fee, and registration is required. The session is limited to 15 participants. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.

Core and strength training
Core and strength training for persons 18 years and older will be held at the Shelby County Public Library, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 16-March 9. The instructor is Kathy Wilhoit. Registration is required, with a limit of 30. Bring a mat, such as a yoga mat, and 5-pound hand weights. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 502-633-3803 for more information.

History presentation
Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Boarderland, presented by J. Blaine Hudson, University of Louisville professor, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is requested for seating purposes. A program is available for all age groups. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.

Book discussion
Hear J. Blaine Hudson discuss his book Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland at 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelby County Public Library. Hudson is a U of L professor, and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Registration is requested for seating purposes, and all ages are invited. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 502-633-3803 for more information.

Sewing classes at library
Classes to teach you how to use your sewing machine and how to sew will be presented by Edith Webb at the Shelby County Library. They will be at 10 a.m.-noon on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Participants must be 18 or older. You must bring your sewing machine and machine guidebook, attachments, scrap material and scissors. Visit marketing@scplibrary.net of call 633-3803 for more information.

Support group delays meetings
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group will not meet in January and February 2011 because of typically bad weather conditions. The meetings will resume at 7 p.m. March 10 and be held the second Thursday of each month in the Community Room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

Senior movie days
A movie day for seniors, adults 52+ years, is 1-3 p.m. March 11 and 25, April 8 and 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Popcorn is provided, and registration is required. No limit. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.

Beginner boot camp
An exercise program for those who haven’t been exercising on a regular basis in the recent past yet will be held Mondays and Thursdays through Feb. 24 at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $150.

Senior strength and stretch
An exercise program designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, condition the heart and improve balance for seniors will be held at 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 14 at the First Baptist Church Gym. The cost is $80.

Cardio class at FBC
Cardio classes designed to help you shed holiday pounds will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through March 1 at First Baptist Church. The cost is $85.

Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.

Shelbyville’s Got Talent
The public wants to share and showcase your talent. $6 per person includes chicken dinner with special available each week. Reservation preferred and suggested. The event has no age restriction and is open to the Shelbyville community, and acts will be selected in advance. Show times will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Shelbyville Country Club. Call 502-437-5162 for more information. Submit clips or samples of acts to Facebook/Shelbyville’s Got Talent or E-mail tr.foster09@gmail.com.

Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets Jan. 24, Feb. 23, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.

Stitching group
A group meets for a stitching/handicraft event 2-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Through the Looking Glass, 629 Washington Street. Bring your favorite knitting, crochet, sewing, needlework or any other stitchery project with you. For more information visit www.shelbyvillelookingglass.com or call 633-4883.

Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Mondays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.

Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.

Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  

Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.

Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.

Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.

Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.

Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.

Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.

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.

Arthritis exercise
A new arthritis exercise series led by fitness instructor Ron Stewart will start Jan. 11 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Sessions will be 9-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays for five weeks. The cost is $25. For more information, call the County Extension Office (633-4593), Shelby Fit for Life (647-7867) or Ron Stewart (437-5022).

Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.

Hunters for the hungry
Help is needed for donating venison for the hungry. If you are a hunter, take your field-dressed deer to Bagdad B&N Food Market, and deer processing will be paid for by KHFH, with the meat picked up and delivered to soup kitchens and food banks. For more information, call Tony Eddington (502-747-8860) or Joe Bland (502-829-9969).

Spay and neutering clinic
Every Tuesday the Shelby County  Humane Society offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic beginning at 8 a.m. This clinic is open to the public. For an appointment call 502-633-4033 or e-mail us at zbarbathome@aol.com.

Spay/neuter assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering low-cost spays and neuters. For more information, call 633-4959.

Cook books sale
Cropper Baptist Church is selling cookbooks entitled, “Amen, Dig In!” to benefit Children In Action and youth in their outreach and mission work in the community. These laminated hard-back books contain more than 290 favorite recipes from members, past and present. Contact Pat Richardson (502) 829-5446 or the church to purchase a copy.

Ovarian cancer license plates
Help bring awareness to ovarian cancer by preordering an ovarian cancer license plate. The proceeds from the purchase of this plate go toward critical research needed in developing an early screening test and finding a cure. There must be 900 prepaid orders at $25 each for the state to introduce the plate. Visit http://www.ovarianawarenessofky.org to reserve your plate.

Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.

No Kill T-shirts
The Shelby County No Kill Mission is selling cookbooks, T-shirts and sweatshirts starting at $10 and $15. All money raised will benefit the animals at the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The No Kill Mission spays, neuters, vaccinates, medicates, provides flea and heartworm treatments and emergency care for animals at the Shelby County Animal Shelter. To order any of the items email Robin at birdiebird29@yahoo.com or Shelia at sddiesel4x4@insightbb.com.  You can also purchase these items at the Shelby County Animal Shelter, Weeds & Things, Metzger’s County Store or Southern States.

Operation CatSnip
Operation CatSnip is dedicated to trap, neuter, return and management of feral and stray cats. If you need assistance or more information, call 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com. There is a need for volunteers to help with fundraising, trapping, and clinics as well as general office work. We are not a shelter and do not adopt cats.

Backpack Program
The Backpack Program, sponsored by the community, provides food each Friday to identified children in Shelby County schools. To donate, make checks payable to Shelby County Backpack Project Inc., 1031 Windsor Drive, Shelbyville, 40065. Food items can be dropped off at any elementary school or Central Office, 1155 West Main St. For more information about Adopt-A-BackPacker, contact Jennifer McIntyre, (502) 220-3717 or Christy Meredith, (502) 682-5666.

Meal program
Community Coordinated Child Care sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for Family Day Care Homes. Meals are served, at no separate charge, to children in participating homes. Day Care providers who wish to enroll children in the program must complete a free and reduced price meal application. For more information, contact Becky Lewis, (502) 618-5677.

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.

Pregnancy center
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, in Village Plaza shopping center, is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. For information, call 647-0300 or www.shelbypregnancycenter.com.

ACT Now Ministries
ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633-4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.

Veteran business help
Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a Web site dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at (270) 763-6961, or email patricia@kyvetbiz.com.