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Datebook: January 16, 2013

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This week
Financial planning workshop
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute Inc. is sponsoring a free financial planning workshop for families,  “Overcoming Financial Obstacles in 2013,” which is 6-8 p.m. today at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Yolanda Bradford at 502-558-0762. 

Workplace safety and prevention
Learn interesting facts about workplace injuries, work costs, etc. during a Learn Over Lunch – Workplace Safety and Prevention seminar from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Dr. James Stapleton and Dr. David Dahlkamp of Shelby County Chiropractor will show ways to prevent injuries in the workplace. Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided. Reservations are requested. This is free for Shelby County Chamber of Commerce members and their employees and $10 for potential members. For more information or to make reservations, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountykychamber.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, Jan. 24 and 31. 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.
Young farmers’ meeting
The Shelby County Young Farmer Association monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. The public is invited to attend the meeting with a presentation by the Shelby County EMS on meth labs. For more information, contact Peggy Tipton at 502-321-3971 or pjotipton@yahoo.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.
Cornerstone open house
Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a community open house for prospective families from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Tour the campus and meet faculty and staff at 3850 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 502-633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 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.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets the third Thursday of the month at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Diabetes empowerment class
Living Empowered Class will explore ways to assist individuals with managing their diabetes. Topics includes: Oh Taste and see, Fit for the Master’s use, Train up a child, and A clean Heart. The meetings will be at 10 a.m. on Friday and Jan. 25 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 11117 Frankfort Road. Classes will be taught by Rev. Wanda Collins and Rev. Elaina Burks. To register for the free training or for more information call 502-417-8600 or E-mail Elaina Burks, Shelby County Community Organizer, at shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Presidential Inauguration trip
A bus trip is being planned to Washington in January to see President Barack Obama sworn in as the 45th president. A motor coach will leave Shelbyville at 8 p.m. Friday from the Walmart parking lot and at 9 p.m. from the Walmart parking lot in Frankfort. The price includes transportation (DVD and restroom equipped), two nights’ hotel accommodations at Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, tour guide, taxes, tolls, parking and incidentals. The cost ranges from $230 to $350, depending on the number of people. There will be no refunds, unless the trip is canceled. For more information, call 633-0277 or 321-6323 or E-mail evettebeasley@bellsouth.net.
2013 Relay for Life kickoff
The Relay for Life 2013 Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Stratton Center on Washington Street. This annual event is open to the community and offers a chili cook-off dinner, information about Relay 2013 and a chance for returning Relay teams and people interested in learning more about Relay for Life. To enter or get more information about Relay for Life, contact Sonia Roach at 321-9136 or Peggy Tschauner at 647-7867.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Children’s paint class at library
A family art class will be at 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library. Artist Carla Smith will teach how to do “marble painting,” using shaving cream and paint, for children aged kindergarten through the fifth grade. Wear old clothes, as it will be messy. Registration is required for 24 spots at this free event. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Critter Corner at Red Orchard
A new program, Critter Corner, will begin at 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Second Chances Wildlife Center will be bringing some of its education animals for a visit, and children’s books on wildlife will be shred. January’s critters are a skunk and raccoon. For more information, visit http://secondchanceswildlife.org or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Volunteer day at Red Orchard
Clear Creek Trailblazers will be removing the invasive species bush honeysuckle at Red Orchard Park from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. This is a 5-year project in the park’s small woods. This activity is on the strenuous level and will keep participants warm. Refreshments will be served and tools provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at noon to 4 p.m.  Saturday at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road, and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St.
Corpus Christi open house
Corpus Christi Academy, located at 7010 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville, will have an open house at 2-5 p.m. Monday. The school is a traditional Catholic school for pre-K to 12th grade. For more information, call 502-722-8090.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. the third Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Movie night at Red Orchard
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, a documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader, will show from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Braden, born in Louisville, was hailed as a white southerner who was eloquent and prophetic by King in his 1963 letter from Birmingham. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

Next week
Beginner crochet class
A beginner crochet class will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Jan., 30, Feb. 6 and 13 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Students will need to bring a “G” or “H” hook and a skein of yarn to learn to make a scarf. For more information and to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Book club at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center Book Club will meet at 6-8 p.m. Jan. 24 for those in the community who want read and discuss books about conservation and environment. This month’s selection is Mystery of the Trees by Diane and Don Wells. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Mary Helen Miller will be the hostess, and Yvonne Schmidt will have the program.
Chess classes
Learn to play chess from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and 23 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville. Registration is required ,with a limit of 12 persons from the ages of high school freshman to adults. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11.
Pasture and hay improvement program
Garry Lacefield, a UK Extension forage specialist, will be speaking on “Preparing for More and Better Pastures In 2013” and Jeff Lehmkuhler, a UK Extension beef cattle specialist, will be speaking on “Strategies to Stretch the Hay Supply” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Shelby County Extension Service, 1117 Frankfort Road. The program will be a live, interactive Webinar. For more information or to reserve your space, call 633-4593 by Jan. 25.
Financial aid workshop
Mid-Continent University will host an information session/financial aid workshop for adults wishing to attend or return to college. Learn about more than $10,000 in grants available for a limited time. The sessions will be at 5-7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Shelby County Public Library; at 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the La Grange Community Center Foyer; and 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Oldham YMCA. For more information, contact Rita Mallory at 502 432 7753 or rmallory@midcontinent.edu
Extension book club
The first monthly meeting of the Extension Book Club, sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers, will be at noon Jan. 30 and every fourth Monday of the month. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club, call 633-4593.

Upcoming
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.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Cardwell House.
Ducks Unlimited banquet
Ducks Unlimited will host its annual dinner with silent and live auctions at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 1. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with a family dinner following at 7. Come dressed as your favorite Duck Dynasty character and automatically receive a raffle ticket for a free gun. For more information or to RSVP, find “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” on Facebook or call 502-930-4232.
Go Red for Heart Health free luncheon
A free Go Red for Heart Health luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Lunch will be served at noon. Guest speakers will share their personal survival stories from their encounters with heart disease. There will be door prizes, gifts, mini-health fair, blood pressure checks and glucose screenings. Wear red. Reservations are required. Reserve your seat by calling 633-4593. Attendance is limited to the first 125 callers.
Tres Chic 2013
The fourth annual Tres Chic Shelbyville will be from 7 p.m. until midnight Feb. 2 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. This annual philanthropic event features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, dancing and a silent auction. During the past three years, Tres Chic Shelbyville has raised more than $50,000 to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital and local families in need of its services. For more information, contact Beth Ann Kovacs at 502-321-2800 on starting in December online at www.treschicshelbyville.org starting in December. You can also find event information at Tres Chic Shelbyville on Facebook.
Intermediate Spanish classes
An intermediate Spanish class, designed to increase understanding of Spanish grammar and conversation, on Feb. 4 will start a 6-week run on Mondays at the Shelby County Extension Office. Classes will meet from 5 to 6 p.m., and a $30 registration fee is due by Feb. 1. For more information, call at 633-4593
Van Stockum at Painted Stone event
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host a public program at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 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.
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 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.
Bagdad Ruritan chili supper
Bagdad Ruritan Club will host a chili-and-sandwiches supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the club’s building. The cost is $5.
Fundraising pageant
The second annual fundraising/charitable pageant, for infant to 18-year-olds, will be Feb. 9 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. Feb. 9 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. Feb. 9 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.
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.
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.
‘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
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.
Story hour at library
A story hour for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) will be on the third Thursday of each month at the Shelby County Public Library, at 4:30-5:30 p.m., starting Feb. 21 in the Community Room. There will be stories, crafts and a snack each time. For more information, call Sarahbeth at 633-3803
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.
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.

Recurring
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.
Writing skills seminar
Want to improve your basic writing skills for life? There will be a free “Writing for Life” class offered by at the JCTC Shelby County Adult Education program. Classes are 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 15 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. To register, call 502-213-3669.
Survival math classes
Learn or refresh your math skills during a free, 16-week class that will begin Monday and continue from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Shelby County Adult Education. Classes will be at the Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Beginning computer class
A free beginning basic computer literacy class will be offered by Shelby County Adult Education Program. The new 10-week session will be from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays at Jefferson Community and Technical College, starting Jan. 24. To register call, 502-213-3669.
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 between Jan. 22 and April 15. For more information, call 647-3027 or 558-0762.
Live Christmas tree removal
The city of Shelbyville Public Works Department will pick up discarded live Christmas trees today through Jan. 31. All lights and decorations should be removed from the tree. Call the Public Works Department at 633-1094 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with your address. The tree should be placed by the curb (not blocking the sidewalk or street).
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.
Upward basketball/cheerleading registration
Upward basketball and cheerleading registration has begun at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. The cost is $70 per child. The event will be for kindergarten through eighth grade. Brochures are available at each school, various locations around Shelbyville and at the church. For more information, call 633-1317, E-mail Chad Lynn at clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com or visit www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.
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
Jaime Shiver will be the instructor for Zumba at 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays 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.
Announcements
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.