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Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. Thursday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
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).
Finchville community yard sale
The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a community yard sale through Saturday at the community center in Finchville. For more information, call 502-834-7754.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday -- and the first Friday of each month –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.
Corn hole tournament
Collins High School will host a corn hole tournament on Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per team. For more information or to pre-register, contact Denise Miller at 834-7705
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
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 weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
A Red Cross blood drives will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Zaxby’s of Shelbyville, 1980 Midland Trail.
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.
Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Sewing circle and volunteer opportunities
Master Clothing Volunteers will help participants complete sewing projects on Tuesday anytime from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office. If you enjoy sewing, consider sharing your skills with young 4-H sewers. 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.
Piloxing, hip-hop classes at FAC
The Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center will have “piloxing” – a combination of Pilates and boxing – classes at 2 p.m. and hip-hop dance classes at 3 p.m. Tuesdays starting this week and running through Feb. 26. For more information, call 633-5059.
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Jan. 10 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided, and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 10.
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Jan 10 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The next meeting’s speaker will be xx. For more information, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or email@example.com.
Bible study for vets
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will begin a 4-session Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursday for veterans and their families. The study will continue Jan. 17, 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, call647-3696.
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library’s Community Room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
Pregnancy center open house
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center will have an open house on Jan. 11 at 711 Henry Clay Street. From 4 to 8 p.m. you are invited to tour ALC’s new building, which is in the back of the of the building that also houses Operation Care. For more information, send an E-mail to Sandy McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jan. 11, 18 and 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 email@example.com.
Learn to play chess from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, 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.
WMS cheer camp
West Middle School cheerleaders will host a clinic at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 12. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. The cost is $30, and girls will perform at the WMS boys’ basketball game on Jan. 22. The camp is for students kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Nature craft at Red Orchard
Nature craft day will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at Red Orchard. Amy Scrogham will demonstrate and assist children in making a pine cone owl craft. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survival math classes
Learn or refresh your math skills during a free, 16-week class that will begin Jan. 14 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.
LAP-Band weight-loss seminar
For people suffering from severe obesity and related health conditions, weight-loss surgery may be a solution. Dr. John Olsofka of Louisville Surgical Bariatric Associates will be discussing the LAP-Band System at a free seminar at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information or to register for the free seminar, call 502-361-6059 or visit www.jhsmh.org/Health-Services/Bariatric-Care.
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.
Cornerstone open house
Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a community open house for prospective families from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Tour the campus and meet faculty and staff at 3850 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 502-633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.
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. Jan. 18 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 email@example.com.
2013 Relay for Life kickoff
The Relay for Life 2013 Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 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.
Children’s paint class at library
A family art class will be at 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 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. Jan. 19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jan. 19. 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 email@example.com.
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. Jan. 21. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner crochet class
A beginner crochet class will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society is now displaying 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 mid-December. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai Chi class at extension office
A weekly Tai Chi class is offered at the Shelby County Extension Office on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. To register or for more information, call Peggy at 502-647-7867 or E-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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.
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 email@example.com or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Doctor’s approval is required.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.