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Datebook: Jan. 8, 2014

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This week
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Lions Club
Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Guest speaker will be Ryan Allan, Public Relations with Shelby County Public Schools. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
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.
Beekeepers
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Tana Peers at 502-257-2557, E-mail tana.peers@insightbb.com or Danny Keeton at 502-647-3252, E-mail demond072@msn.com.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Lacrosse meeting
A meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the presentation room at Collins High School for girls in eighth grade through senior class who are interested in playing Lacrosse. This will be for any skill level, beginners to advanced. For more information, contact David Boone at 655-2446 or boone.david@twc.com.
Library teen council
A teen advisory council meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. All middle-school or high-school students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
‘Ojo de Dios’ clinic
The second Saturday of the month is Nature Craft Day at Red Orchard Park. Amy Scrogham will demonstrate how to make an “Ojo de Dios” or “God’s Eye” anytime from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Ojo de Dios is an ancient form of weaving that has roots with the Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Mountains. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Winter swim clinic at FAC
The Winter Swim Clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Sunday through May 18 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, hosted by Polo Fields. Families do not need to be members of the Polo Fields club. Everyone is welcome to join in. Only 15 spots are available. For more information or to register, visit www.polofieldspiranhas.com.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Sit-n-sew
The Sit-n-Sew meeting will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. Crafters and quilters will be led by Amy Scrogham. Bring an UFO (unfinished object) and your machine or some handwork. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Soup sharing event
Bring a pot of your favorite homemade soup and the recipe to the special session of “sharing soup” at noon on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants will taste many types of soup and receive all the recipes in a Soup Recipe Booklet later. For more information, call 633-4593.
Book signings at library
Authors William Matthews and Ronald Van Stockum will appear at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, to discuss and sign copies of their latest books. Matthews released his coffee-table-style book, Historic Postcard Art – Shelby, Henry, Spencer counties – 1900-2013 last fall, which contains more than 200 postcards issued as long ago as the early 20th century. Van Stockum has published his fourth book, Coming to Kentucky: Heaven is a Kentucky Kind of Place. This historical report relies heavily on his columns. The event is free, and the Shelby County Historical Society is cosponsoring. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.

Next week
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will begin its next free Smoking Cessation Program 5-6 p.m. Jan. 15 through April 2. Participants in the 12-week class will discuss a variety of science-based, proven methods to smoking cessation, which include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. While there is no charge for the classes, participants are responsible for the purchase of any nicotine replacement products, which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, contact Jackie Herrell, RN, at 647-4021.
Blood drive
A blood drive will be conducted from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 16. at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road.
Elementary story hour at library
Elementary Story Hour at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, will be 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 for fourth grade. The theme is “cowboys,” and stories, craft and snacks will be provided. Attendees should feel free to dress as cowboys or cowgirls. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Beginning basic computer class
A free, 12-week beginning basic computer literacy class is being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 through April 3, at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus in Shelbyville. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at 502-213-3669.
Free computer keyboarding class
A free, 12-week computer keyboarding class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays beginning Jan. 16 through April 3 at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus in Shelbyville. Participants learn or brush up computer keyboarding, writing or job skills. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at 502-213-3669.
Tabata Reboot camp
Patti Cloar, certified personal trainer, will have a Tabata Reboot Camp at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park from Jan. 16 through Feb. 11. Tabata is an interval based fitness workout designed to get you fit in a fun yet challenging environment. Class times are 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. Register at the FAC front desk by Jan. 14. Pre-registration and payment is required for packages. An 8-class package is $45 for members, $65 non-members, and a 4-class package is $30 for members, $40 non-members. (Drop ins are welcome at a per-class rate of $10 for members, $12 for non-members on a space available basis.) For more information, call 633-5059.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday Nights, starting Jan. 16. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Hosparus training
Hosparus needs volunteers in Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support, administrative duties, hair care and massage therapy. The non-profit hospice organization will offer a free training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. To register, contact by Jan. 15 Melissa Head at 502-719-8948 or mhead@hosparus.org. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org.
Critter Corner
Critter Corner will return from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Red Orchard Park. Second Chances Wildlife Center will bring a few of their education animals to see up close. The director and educator will read a special hand-picked book and bring the characters to life at 2 p.m. For more information, visit secondchanceswildlife.org, www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Coed volleyball clinic
Cropper Baptist Church Christian Life Center will have a coed volleyball clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 18 for third-through-fifth-graders. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact Carrie Trotta at 502-321-3155.
Family fun day at the library
Family fun day will begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The program will be “marble painting,” using paint and shaving cream, which will be messy, so wear old clothes. The entire family is invited. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Clearing honeysuckle
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will be removing the invasive species bush honeysuckle along Clear Creek at Red Orchard Park from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 25. This activity is on the strenuous level and definitely will keep you warm and will help burn calories. Refreshments will be served and tools provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

Upcoming
Relay for Life chili kickoff
The 2014 Shelby County Relay for Life chili kickoff for the entire community will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street. Enter the chili cook-off for prizes and a trophy. There will be stations for team and survivor registration, pageant information and entertainment. The event is free for everyone to learn more about Relay. The Relay event will be May 16-17 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. The theme this year will be “Music Through the Decades.” Visit relayforlife.org/shelbyky for more information or call Peggy Tschauner at 502-257-2349.
Auditions for ‘Almost, Maine’
Shelby County Community Theatre will have auditions for John Cariani’s romantic comedy Almost, Maine, to be directed by Larry Chaney as part of the Upstairs at 801 Series. Auditions will be held at the theater at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 27. Parts are available for four women and four men ages 21 and older. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates are March 21-23. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Pet contest
Crescent Place Assisted Living will have a pet show at 2 p.m., Jan. 28 at 148 Allen Drive. The categories will be best-dressed, best personality and best trick. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 633-6622.
Lego club at the library
The new Library Lego Club will meet and get creative with Legos from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Unlock your inner artist, engineer and architect. This will be for preschoolers to fifth-graders. Bring one small bag of Legos as your ticket into the club. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Ducks Unlimited banquet set
The Ducks Unlimited Banquet, sponsored by Shelby County chapter, will host a dinner with a silent and live auction at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Jan. 31. Happy hour begins at 5:30, with dinner at 7. Prize items include guided hunts, up to 30 different guns available, gear and much more. The cost will be $50 single or $60 per couple. For more information or the early bird discounts, find the group on Facebook at “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call 502-321-1609.
Tres Chic celebration
Tres Chic will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Feb. 1. Tres Chic has become a premiere philanthropic event in Shelby County raising money for Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Nearly 3,000 Shelby County children will receive treatment at Kosair Children’s Hospital for everything from broken bones to life-threatening diseases. Over the past four years, Shelby County has helped raise more than $100,000 to benefit local families. To make a reservation or more information, call 502-629-8060 or visit www.treschicshelbyville.org.
Go Red for Heart Health event
The Shelby County Extension Office will host “Go Red for Heart Health” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 at 1117 Frankfort Road. A mini health fair will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Heart survivors will speak during an educational presentation, and door prizes will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees should wear red from head to toe. For more information or to RSVP, call 633-4593. Space is limited.
DAR tea
The Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host a tea on Feb. 13 at Kate’s on Main at the corner of 10th and Main in Shelbyville. The program will feature Genevieve Lacer and her co-author, Libby Howard, leading authorities on Kentucky antiques, Kentucky Silver and many Kentucky citizens. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations can be made by sending a check for $20 to Masha Miller, 2514 Harrington Mill Road, Shelbyville, 40065. Your check will insure your reservation and payment is due by Feb. 10. Heavy refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-633-6332.  
‘Nunsense’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre performance dates for the musical Nunsense,  written by Dan Goggin and directed by Mike Seelyare, are Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 31 at 633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Rotary auction and dinner
The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have its annual auction and dinner to raise funds for its scholarship program at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available from any Rotary member. For more information, call Sherman Riggs at 633-5220.
Kentucky Civil Rights commemorative march
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, along with the other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights, will march in the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort from 10 a.m. to approximately noon on March 5. Demonstrators will gather at the corner of Second Street and Capital Avenue at 9:30 a.m. to line up in order to proceed to the State Capitol, 700 Capitol Ave. in Frankfort. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, and baseball great Jackie Robinson were among those who traveled to Kentucky to help lead the marchers to the capitol and speak to the crowd from the steps on March 5, 1964. For more information or to participate, contact Mary Ann Taylor of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1-800-292-5566, or E-mail AOCR@ky.gov. To keep up with information related to the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Civil Rights March on Frankfort, visit the blog at www.50thmarch.blogspot.com or www.kchr.ky.gov.
Free advanced computer class
A free, 16-week advanced computer class to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation will continue through April 30 at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from site to site on the Internet and the National Career Readiness Certificate. There will be two separate classes, at 2-4 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 13 and at 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 15. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Kentucky Tour de Cure
The Kentucky Tour de Cure will be June 7 at Norton Commons. Join the American Diabetes Association for a 20-, 40- and 60-mile cycling event to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as funds for a much-needed cure and educational outreach. Families and children can ride 1-mile and 5-mile routes. The event includes a free lunch and entertainment. Registration now open at www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure, by calling 502-452-6072 ext. 3318 or by sending an E-mail to dmuller@diabetes.org.

Recurring
Christmas tree removal
The Public Works Department will be picking up discarded “live” Christmas trees through Jan. 31. You must have all lights and decorations removed from the tree or it will not be picked up. Call the Public Works Department at 633-1094 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to provide your address. The tree must be placed by the curb (not blocking the sidewalk or street.)
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 Feb.7 and extending through April 14. 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.
Free tax prep services
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will host the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the elderly programs for the 2014 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 and volunteers are needed. For tax year 2013, this amount is generally $50,000 and less. Also tax preparation is free for the elderly, aged 60 and older. The sites will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and certain Saturdays between Jan. 21 and April 15 at 330 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 647-3027 or 558-0762. To volunteer, call 647-3027 or 502-558-0762. All volunteers will receive free income tax preparation training and certification. Training will continue until the end of January.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 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.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; National Career Readiness Certificate, to verify value to employers; para-educator testing, for those who wish to work as an aid in the school system; and GED attainment, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County 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@twc.com.
Couch to 5K class
Shelbyville First Baptist will have a Couch to 5K class at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays in the church’s gym. This is a training plan to run your first 5K. The class is free. For more information, send an E-mail to clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. For more information, 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.
‘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 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.
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.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
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.
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. 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 Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
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 1857 Midland Trail.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
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.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

Announcements
Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an E-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
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.
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 Brittany Mitchell 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. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.