Datebook: July 15, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
Kick Off Breakfast, July 28; 7:30 a.m.
Undulata Farm,  Zaring Mill Road
Youth Art Show, July 28 - August 6, Shelby County Public Library
Opening Reception - July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Street Party Concert Friday, July 29; 6 p.m., 627 Main Parking Lot
Tacky Lawn Ornament Contest, July 29; 6 p.m.
Lawn of 627 Main Parking Lot
Saddlebred Duck Race, July 30; 11 a.m., Lake Shelby
ChalkFest, July 30; 6 p.m., Shelby County Courthouse Steps
Custom Car Cruise, July 30; 6 p.m., Main Street: 4th to 7th Streets
Street Party Concert, July 30; 7 p.m., 5th & Main Streets
Sidewalk Sale, July 30; business hours, All Around Downtown

Public meetings
Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 1059 Washington St.
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

This week
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Becky Collier at 633-7619.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets noon Thursday.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. Guest speakers will be LeAnn and Anthony Almeida, owners of Fat Tony’s.  They will cater the meal.  Guests are welcome. ] Call 633-3750 by noon Wednesday for a luncheon reservation.
Diabetes group meeting
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group will meet Thursday of the month at the Shelby County Library. Cheryl Tingle, PAC NOW consumer education coordinator, will speak and present free materials and information concerning nutrition and understanding product labeling. KIPDA is studying diabetic trends among seniors. The meeting is 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a meeting also scheduled for 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11. For more information call Elaina Burks, Shelby County Community Organizer at 502-417-8600 or E-mail shelbykipda@insightbb.com
Healthcare professionals meeting
The Shelby County Healthcare Professionals will meet at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the King’s Daughter’s conference room, ground floor of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. The speaker will be Joe D’Ambrosio of the KIPDA Diabetes Coalition. RSVP 417-6725 or JoyTabler@almostfamily.com
Friends of Library meeting

Friends of the Library will meet 7 p.m. July 21 at the library to plan its annual book sale. Sponsors are needed for special feature tables. Books are being accepted now in the community room at the library. FOL is looking for volunteers to help set-up and work the sale. For more information, call Kathleen at 722-9596
Bluegrass Fair
The Bluegrass Fair will be Thursday through July 24 at Masterson Station Park, Leestown Road in Lexington. Admission is $5 per person, with children 6 and under admitted free. For the most updated fair information, call the fair hotline (859-233-1465) or search Facebook or Twitter at “BluegrassFair.”
Grove Hill hosts astronomy event
Grove Hill Cemetery will host a Walk Across the Sky at 9-11 p.m. Friday. Events include introduction to the stars and their constellations, their ancient stories and fascinating mysteries of the night skies. Handouts and refreshments will be available. The event will begin at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel. Enter the cemetery through the Old Mount Eden Road stone gates and follow the lights to the chapel. Bring binoculars or telescopes and pallets or sleeping bags. Contact Bonnie Burks Gray (633-6941) for more information or to make required reservations. The deadline is July 14 with limited capacity. Individuals will be $15; couples, $25; families, $30 (children must be first-graders or older).
Miss Bluegrass Fair pageant
Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Bluegrass Fair pageant that will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Bluegrass Fair. Contestants must be between the ages of 16 to 21, must be single, never married, or had a marriage annulled and never had any children. The judging is for beauty, poise and their presentation during an individual interview, and on stage presence during the swimsuit and formal wear competition. Contestants must be Kentucky residents. For more information visit www.lionsclubbluegrassfair.com or contact Sue Alexander at 859-266-6969.
SCHS Class of ‘76 35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242.
Honeysuckle removal event
Honeysuckle will be removed 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the forest on the east side of Red Orchard Park. A lot of progress in combating this invasive species has been made during the past last three years. Water will be provided. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
King’s Daughters annual lawn/yard sale
The annual lawn/yard sale of the King’s Daughters and Sons, Kingsway Circle, is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1204 Main Street. The rain date is July 23.
Benefit event
A music festival and car cruise to benefit Robbie Phillips will be at 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park amphitheatre. Proceeds will help Phillips with a procedure to use stem cells to regrow brain cells and restore brain function. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to a new teen suicide prevention program in Shelby County. The event includes all-day entertainment featuring more than 27 acts, car cruise, food, face painting, bake sale and a live auction. The cost is $10 per vehicle. Car cruise participants will meet at Clauda Sanders Dinner House at 10 a.m., and those vehicles will get free admission. Special guests include Ron Whitehead, musician John “JD” DeServio, poet and magician Aron Houdini, a/k/a The Last Houdini, and actor David Andrew Macdonald from The Guiding Light.
AAU camp fundraiser
A cornhole fundraising competition to help Brian Stone participate in the AAU basketball tournament in Orlando is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Field in Shelbyville. Stone is a student at Collins High School and a member of Hoyas Basketball Academy in Louisville. Entry is $20 per team, and cash prizes will be given. Registration will be 2-3:45 p.m. For early registration, call Brian Stone at 502-257-3893.
Chicken preparation workshop
RiverSong Farm will teach how to take a chicken from the field to table at the Chicken Dinner Workshop 3:30 p.m., on Saturday and July 23. Leave with a chicken cleaned, ready for cooking or freezing. The cost is $25 by reservation only.  Call 502-422-2069 or visit http://riversongfarm.com for details.
Cat day at Metzger’s

Metzger’s Country Store’s third annual cat show day is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23. Several classes will be available for judging. Classes are open to any and all cats. Pure breeds as well as household cats and barn cats are welcome. Classes will include costume, talent, open, most unusual, Judges choice, best shelter kitty and junior showmanship classes, ages 14 and under. A sign-up sheet will be available at the checkout counter. Visit metzgerscountrystore.com or call 722-8850.
Martin-Aldridge reunion
The Martin-Aldridge family reunion is 10 a.m. Sunday at Pleasureville Community Center. Attendees should bring a dish. For more information, call 502-276-4963.

Next week
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Summer riding camps
Cattail Creek Stables in Finchville is offering three weeks of summer day camps July 18-22 and Aug. 10-12. Learn riding and horse care. Riding lesson/camp combinations, pony birthday parties, crafts, games and outings for groups and families are available. The stables are three miles from I-64. Call for more information and pricing call 502-834-9964 or E-mail cattailcreek@att.net.
Pond management program
A program called “Pond Management and the Critters that Live There” will be hosted in the old dairy barn at Shelby Trails Park in Todds Point at 6-8 p.m. July 19. Ted Crowell, retired director for Kentucky Fisheries Department, will share stores. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
SCHS dance camp
The Shelby County High School dance team will host a dance camp at 5-8 p.m. July 19-21 at SCHS. The cost is $50 per child and includes a custom made SCHS dance team T-shirt and three days of dance experience, including learning dance routines, technique and skill development. To register and order a T-shirt, contact Donna Whitis 633-1478 or E-mail donna.whitis@shelby.kyschools.us.
SCHS ’71 reunion meeting
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have a reunion-planning meeting at 7 p.m. July 20 at Kathy Nichols’ home, 915 Craig Ave. in Shelbyville. The event is Sept. 24 at the Cardinal Club. Any questions can be sent to Nichols at clerkkathy@gmail.com.
‘Cinderella’ tickets on sale
Tickets to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, directed by David Pilkinton, go on sale Friday at Shelby County Community Theatre. Shows will be July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 and 31 at 2:30. Reservations can be made at 502-633-0242.
SCHS 1986 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1986’s 25-year reunion is July 23 at the Shelbyville Country Club. There will be a catered dinner, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. Items for a fund-raising auction are being solicited. Contact Angela Newnam Grigsby at 502-552-3648 or Tracy Warford Willis at 502-647-7274 for more information or to purchase tickets. Call for tickets purchased at the door to have a head count for food. You may also visit the Facebook page, Shelby County Class of ‘86 or E-mail shelbycountyhighschool86@gmail.com.
Farm fundraiser
Gallrein Farms “family fun on the farm fundraiser” is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23. The event will raise money for the Backpack Project, Operation Care and Pregnancy Resource Center.
Trailblazers’ pre-movie dinner
The Clear Creek Trailblazers potluck meal will be before the movie at Red Orchard Park at 7 p.m. July 23. Participates should bring table service for their individual family along with a dish or two to share with everyone. This will be a time to visit with the Clear Creek Trailblazers and have some community time at the park. Immediately following Yogi Bear the movie will be shown inside the barn.  Picnic tables provided or bring your own chairs. This is a free event. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Benefit fish fry
Purnell Sausage Company is having a benefit fish fry 5-8 p.m. July 23 at the Old Simpsonville gym for long time employee, David Bryant, who is suffering from stomach cancer. There will be a Silent Auction along with Music from DJ Matt Simons. The menu includes fish, cole slaw, baked beans, potato wedges, dessert and drinks. Adults $8 or children 6-years-old and under $5. All donations will be accepted. Tickets are available. Contact Danielle at 502-889-6978 or daniyellab@insightbb.com for more information.
Cropper Ruritan yard sale
The Cropper Ruritan Club’s community yard sale is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 at the Ruritan building. There will not be a setup fee. Concessions will be sold 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Contact Barbara (502-220-8590) to reserve your space.
East 60 yard sale
The East 60 Fire Department will have a yard sale at 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23, with all proceeds to benefit its auxiliary.
Habitat golf scramble
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is planning its fifth annual Drive It Home Charity golf scramble July 25 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost to play is $100 per player or $400 per team. There will be a silent auction and door prizes to be given away – $1,000 cash prize, PGA Tournament Getaway and sports package prize to be won. All proceeds go toward construction of homes. Contact Amy Nation for further information 633-5518 or visit www.habitatshelbyky.org.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting
A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 planning meeting will be 7 p.m. July 25 at Olive Branch Methodist Church on Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan the 40th reunion. Call 834-7767 for more information.
Audition workshop for ‘Mulan Jr.’
Children ages 7 to 14 interested in auditioning for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of  Disney’s Mulan Jr. may attend a workshop 6 p.m.-8 p.m. July 25-27 at the theater. Led by director Cyndi Powell-Skellie, the cost of the worshop is $40. Reservations can be made at 502-633-0222. Children do not have to attend the workshop to audition.
Shakespeare group meeting
The next meeting of the Shakespeare enthusiasts meet  6:30 p.m. July 26 at Through the Looking Glass. The topic will be disguises in Shakespeare. New faces are always welcome.
Shelbyville Horse Show
Jubilee breakfast
The kickoff breakfast for the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee will be at 7:30 a.m. July 28 at Undulata Farm on Zaring Mill road.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. July 29. The menu includes fish, baked beans, French fries, cole slaw and dessert.
Jubilee street party concerts
Concerts on Friday nights are in the public parking lot between Main and Washington streets and 6th and 7th streets, and on Saturdays the action moves up the street to the fountain square across from the Shelby County Courthouse. Phil Kelley will entertain July 29, and Leo & The Moonlighters will headline the Horse Show Jubilee concert on July 30.
Life Singers reunion
The Life Singers reunion is noon-5 p.m. July 30 at First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall. Bring a snack to share. RSVPs to 502-727-6332 or sville5@aol.com.
Back-to-school seminar
Clay Street Baptist Church’s youth department will host a “Back to School seminar” on July 30 for youth in kindergarten through seniors in high school. The seminar will have several age-appropriate sessions that will enable to the youth to return to school with a Christ-centered focus. The event is free to all and will begin at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. Call 633-5922 or visit www.claystreetbaptist.org for details.
Free school supplies
Free school supplies will be available 1-3 p.m. July 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. No early birds. This is open to any family in Shelby County with elementary-age children. While supplies last there will be crayons, folders, pencils, markers and some other items to help get back-to-school preparations started. Call 502-647-3696 for more information.
‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1. Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script. Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Shelbypalooza art contest
The first Shelbypalooza is July 30 at Shelby Artist on Main, 617 Main Street. There will be two categories for submission: Children and Adult, and entry forms must be returned to Shelby Artists on Main 11 a.m.-4 p.m. by July 23. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judge for superior work in any medium. A $50 gift certificate will be given for best of show; $25 for the adult category; and $15 for the children category. All exhibiting artists and guests are invited to the reception and show of the exhibition from 5-7 p.m. July 30 at The Gallery. Opening Show is 5-7 p.m. July 30 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 2-5. For information call call 502-648-8136, visit Shelbyartistsonmain.org, or E-mail rkflowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org.
Summer reading 2011
Summer reading programs are accepting registration through July 31 at the Shelby County Library, 309 Eighth Street. Call 633-3803 for more information or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Shelbyville Horse Show
The annual Shelbyville Horse Show will be  Aug. 3-6 at the arena at the Shelby Count Fairgrounds. Shows will be nightly at 8 p.m.
C.R.U.N.K. festival
The C.R.U.N.K. festival will be Aug. 5-6 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Workshop speakers for Saturday include Timothy Finley Jr., Joy Harris, Terra Epps and Dwight “DJ” Lacy. Confirmed artists include Vashawn Mitchell, Level 3:16, Chad Higgins and Spirit and in Truth, Samajesty Starr, and Plus P-Dub and D. Stone. For more information go to crunkfestonline.com or newmtziononline.com
Henry County ‘81 reunion
The Henry County High School class of 1981 will be having its 30th reunion Aug. 6 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. Meet and mingle will be 6:30-7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat chicken and pulled pork barbecue dinner will be served at 7. For more information, go to Facebook at Henry County Grads of 81 or contact Carrie Smith-Howell (502-220-1243 or kayrae@insightbb.com).
Square dance open house

A square dance/open house is 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Midlane Presbyterian Church, 6209 Six Mile Lane in Louisville. For more information, call Mary 502-380-6192.
Cornerstone back-to-school bash
The second annual Cornerstone financial literacy and community resource fair/back-to-school bash is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail. This event is a free family friendly event that promotes a healthy start to the school year by providing a one-stop opportunity for residents to learn about and take advantage of the quality community resources available within Shelby County.
Genealogical seminar
Internationally acclaimed family history researcher, author and “mother of modern genealogy” Elizabeth Shown Mills will be the featured presenter at the 36th annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar scheduled for Aug. 6 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. in downtown Frankfort. The doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for sign-in and vendor browsing. The seminar will begin at 8:45 and end at 4 p.m. The registration fee for KGS members is $40. For others, the fee is $50 for registrations postmarked by Sunday and $60 after that date. Lunch is included in all registrations. Seating is limited, and registrations will be honored in the order received. Seminar information and a registration form are available for download at www.kygs.org. Send inquiries by e-mail to kykinsearcher@gmail.com or by postal mail to KGS, P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, Ky. 40602.
Street rod show

The National Street Rod Association’s 42nd annual Street Rod Nationals will be at the Kentucky Expo Center on Aug. 4-7. The show is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 4, 8-6 on Aug. 5, 7-7 on Aug. 6 and 8-3 on Aug. 7. Admission is $14 for adults, $5 for children 6-12; and under-6 are free
Gurney Norman at library
Spend an evening with guest author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, at 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Shelby County Library. Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip was originally published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide. Two short stories written by Norman – Night Ride and Maxine were made into films. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling the library (633-3803).
Rabies clinics is Saturday
A series of rabies clinics will be offered around Shelby County, sponsored by the Shelby County Health Department. Rabies vaccines are $5 each, and county licenses are available for $5 (cash only). All dogs must be on leashes, and all cats and ferrets in carriers. Owners are responsible for handling their pets. The schedule: Dr. Jennifer Way will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13.
Yoga for seniors
Yoga for seniors will be noon-1 p.m. on Mondays beginning Aug. 22-Oct. 31 (excluding Sept. 5) at the Shelby County Public Library for seniors (50 years and older). The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 35. For more information, call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Shelbyville Class of ‘71 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion 6-11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost will be $50 per couple, and reservations should be made by Aug. 13. If you are an alumnus who has not been contacted -- or if you would like to make a reservation or need more information  -- contact either Jim Cleveland (633-8027), Patty Ethington (633-1093) or Cathleen Lewis Hunter (633-1143).
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The 22nd annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept 10. Events include Purnell’s sausage breakfast, 5K walk and run, silent auctions and raffles, Little Mister and Miss pageant, parade, food, music, games and rides, vendors and much more. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.
Plaster seminar
Hands on History: All About Plaster is 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Brennan House, 631 S. Fifth St. in Louisville. Preservation Louisville presents the 3-hour workshop covering the intricacies of plaster maintenance and repair. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Contact Marianne Zickuhr 502-540-5146 or E-mail director@preservationlouisville.org.
SCHS ’71 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion on Sept. 24 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The time and other details are to be completed. For more information or to participate with the planning committee, you can E-mail Kathy Howser Nichols at clerkkathy@gmail.com.
March for Babies walk

The Shelbyville March for Babies is Sept. 24. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. The walk is approximately three miles. For more information or to register, visit www.marchofdimes.com/kentucky/4221_26719.asp.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s fall festival is Sept. 24-25 on KY 55, 4 miles south of I-64. Events include a country breakfast on Sept. 24 and a fried chicken dinner. Concessions, games and contests for children and adults will be available all weekend. Call 834-7100 to enter the cornhole contest or 722-5262 for information on renting a booth or to show or sell items.

Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Megamind will play on Saturday at the barn at Red Orchard Park. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts is July 30-31 with Leo Knight and Moonlighters featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20) and New Breed (Sept. 17). The downtown car cruise will be July 30, during the 2011 Horse Show Jubilee, and the car show is Sept. 17. More acts will be added.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
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.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
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.
Yoga at Clear Creek Park
A yoga and meditation program is at Clear Creek Park Birch House. Ten weekly sessions will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday or Friday, through Aug. 5. The cost is $40 for Family Activity Center members or $80 for non-members. Contact the FAC (633-7667) to register.
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
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
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.
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.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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.

Finchville Ruritan looking for donations
The Finchville Ruritan Club is looking for donations for its the fall festival yard sale booth. The event is Sept. 24-25. Call 834-7754. Drop-offs would be by appointment and before the event.
Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
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.