Datebook: Jan. 26, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p,m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
Fall prevention workshop
A “Don’t Let a Fall Get You Down” program will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. You will learn tips for preventing falls in your home.  You will also learn how to improve your strength, balance and flexibility to prevent and manage falls.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Kate’s, 934 Main St.. Libby Igleheart will be hostess, and Mary Helen Miller will have the program.
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.
Republican Party meeting
The Shelby Co. Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Stratton Center at 215 Washington Street, Shelbyville. First, Kentucky Businessman Phil Moffett, who seeks the Republican nomination for governor, and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool, a candidate for attorney general, will speak. This meeting will be open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information about the meeting, call Chairman Jennifer Decker  (502-773-2326).
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Healthy horse seminar
A Healthy Horse Seminar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Lunch will be provided. Call 633-4593 for meal reservations.
Book signing
David Frankel will have a book signing for his book The Third Person, at 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Through the Looking Glass, 629 Washington Street.
Money management program
Financial Peace University (FPU) is returning. This 13-week money management program begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Thanks to scholarship money provided by the Citizens Union Bank and the extension service, the first 20 families or individuals who sign up will pay only $50 for this life-changing course. For this investment in your future, you will be able to attend this Dave Ramsey video course as many times as you would like over the course of your life. You also receive the membership kit that includes a weekly workbook, the book Financial Peace Revisited, the course on audio CDs, envelope system and weekly budgeting forms. Call 633-4593 to register.
Free adoption fair
Sunrise Children’s Services is among a group of statewide adoption agencies who will participate in the 2010 Adoption Fair on Sunday. The fair will be held at St. Francis High School at 233 W. Broadway in Louisville at 1-4 p.m. For more information on the fair or adoption contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services at 1-800-928-4303 or by visiting www.wednesdayschild.com
SHS ‘71 reunion meeting
The 1971 Shelbyville High School class reunion meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.
Sharing soup event
Bring a pot of your favorite homemade soup and the recipe to a special session of “Sharing Soup” 11 a.m. Monday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Participants will learn how to cut fat and salt in their soups. Soups can be an excellent way to stre-e-e-tch your food dollars. New recipes included.
Winter warm-ups
Visit the Shelby County Extension Office for armchair exercises that increase flexibility, balance and strength 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 25.
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.

Next Week
Pasture appraisal/recovery program
A Pasture Appraisal and Recovery program is 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday 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. Wednesay at The Luci Center, 500 Hebron Road. Call (502) 220-4308 for questions and to sign up.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at The Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Guest speaker Ronald Van Stockum Sr. will present a program based on his book, Squire Boone and Nicholas Meriwether: Kentucky Pioneers. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call (502) 500-4475, (502) 228-3746 or (502) 738-9435, or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
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.
Chili supper/silent auction
The Church of the Annunciation Community Center Relay for Life team will sponsor a chili supper and silent auction 5-8 p.m. Feb. 5. The meal includes chili, hot dogs, homemade desserts and drinks. Donations are accepted and the public is invited. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The silent auction closes at 7:45 p.m.
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 day is cold or snowy the walk will be inside.
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.
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. Sewing circle
Would you like to learn to sew or expand your sewing skills? Teachers will help you as you complete sewing UFOs (unfinished objects) or work on the sewing project of the month anytime from 3-8 p.m. Feb. 8. February’s sewing project is the Fat Quarter Serger Jacket. Call 633-4593 to receive the supply list.
Beekeeping meeting
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association will meet 7 p.m. on Feb. 10, in Room A of Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. Topics of discussion will include where and how to order bees, what to feed the bees, and recipes for making bee food. For more information, visit ces.ca.uky.edu/shelby/horticulture and click on the honey bee or www.ksbabeekeeping.org.
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 through March 3, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church. Cost is $200. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a full refund for the camp. Bring a mat, water and lots of determination. To sign up, call Cathy Wilhoit (502-321-8576) or visit journeytowellness@live.com.
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.

Project Graduation meeting
Parents of juniors and seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools are asked to participate in Project Graduation. There will be meetings at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 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
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.
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.
Rotary dinner auction
The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have its annual dinner/auction at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. More than 200 silent auction items plus a live auction of major packages will generate support for scholarships, student loans, the dictionary program and other community projects. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Rotarian. For more information, contact Mark Smith (502-321-6249).
Youth Opportunity Showcase
A job fair for young adults (ages 16 to 21) is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at the  Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth St., Exhibit Hall 1 A/B. This is free to employers, job seekers and there is free parking at 4th Street Live garage and 6th and Main garages. Jobs will range from food service to cashiers to phone sales to camp workers. Internships and volunteer positions also will be available. Booth applications and more information are available by calling (502) 574-2500, or online at www.kentuckianaworks.org
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.
35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242

Free snow shoveling
Need free help shoveling your driveway when it snows? Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will shovel driveways for those in need after any significant snowfalls in January and February. A list will be compiled of those requesting service and the snow shovelers will get to as many driveways as possible following the snowfall. Driveways will be evaluated for inclusion on the list. Pre-registration is required. To request this service call 502-220-8578. This is a “Grace Happens” event sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Free tax assistance
HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc., which is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at 330 Main Street. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Feb. 5, March 5, 19 and April 2) through  April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Beginner boot camp
An exercise program for those who haven’t been exercising on a regular basis in the recent past yet will be held Mondays and Thursdays through Feb. 24 at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $150.
Senior strength and stretch
An exercise program designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, condition the heart and improve balance for seniors will be held at 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 14 at the First Baptist Church Gym. The cost is $80.
Cardio class at FBC
Cardio classes designed to help you shed holiday pounds will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through March 1 at First Baptist Church. The cost is $85.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelbyville Country Club and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a  sample/clip to Shelbyviile’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets Feb. 23, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Mondays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road on Mondays and Thursdays during February, March and up to April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.