Datebook: July 2, 2014

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This week
Nurse aide sessions
American Red Cross information sessions related to nurse’s aide training is 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Kentucky Farm Bureau in the Red Cross office, 1201 Mount Eden Road. For more information, contact Sarah Ivers at 502-561-3707 or  Sarah.Ivers@redcross.org.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
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.
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.  
4th July holiday hours at library
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be closed Friday in observance of July 4th Independence Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Shake the Lake
The “Shake the Lake” festival will be Friday at Clear Creek Park. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and cost is $3 per person. Events include live music, vendor booths, kids zone and more. Sponsored by Martinrea and UAW Local 2383.
4th of July parade
The Mount Eden Ruritan Club will host the 4th of July parade. The parade starts in Harrisonville at 10 a.m. with horses and picks up the floats, fire trucks, bicycles, EMS, dignitaries and others at the bridge on Back Creek Road at 10:45. The parade enters Mount Eden about 11:45 a.m., and finishes at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds. The complete parade route is more than 8 miles long.
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.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County Horse Show will be Saturday at the Spencer County fairgrounds. All types of horse will be shown, barrels, poles, etc. For more information, contact Mary Lisby 502-738-5388.
Car Club 2014 cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville. Future events will be 6 to 10 p.m. on July 28, downtown, Shelbyville/Main Street; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville; 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 at O’Brien’s Ford, Mount Eden Road-KY 53 South; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Henry County Car Show, Harry Hill Park in New Castle; 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 at First Baptist Church Shelbyville; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville; 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 13, downtown Shelbyville/Main Street; 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Gallrein Farms; 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville.
Rucker-Banta-Wood reunion
Barbara and Linden Adams will host a family reunion for all the descendants of Ira and Melissa Rucker at their home, 2997 KY 1790, at noon on Saturday, rain or shine. Events include volleyball, horseshoes, cornhole and swimming. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided. Bring dish(es), drinks and chairs.  RSVP by June 25 for head count to Baradams1947@yahoo.com or 502-321-1663 or Facebook.
SCHS 1964 class reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1964 will have its 50th class reunion beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Dining starts at 7 p.m. Reunion fees will be $30 per person. For more information, contact Bridwell Terhune, 502-655-0026 or E-mail bterhune@der.net; Ann Griffin, 502-321-2236; Linda Jennings, 502-747-5186, E-mail lbjennings@shelbybb.net; Patricia Skelton, 633-4850 or E-mail paskelton@twc.com; or Sue Carol Perry, 633-3044 or E-mail shelbyclerk@yahoo.com. Mail reservations to Bridwell Terhune, 14 Village Plaza, Shelbyville, Ky. 40065.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Suicide loss recovery support
Suicide loss recovery groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and are led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Optimist Club
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.  
Education programs
Jefferson Community and Technical College and the Shelby County Public Library will offer free educational programs starting Monday. Choose GED classes to secure your job or math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your career or college entrance exam. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121. To register, call 502-213-3669.
Comprehensive computer class
A free 16-week comprehensive computer class will be through Oct. 22. Learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from one site to another site on the Internet, and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). There will be two separate classes, on Mondays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. beginning Monday and a separate class on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. beginning July 9. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education Jefferson Community & Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Blood donations
Join the American Red Cross to help ensure a stable blood supply this summer by giving blood at the Holiday Hero Independence Day Blood Drive. Donate from noon to 7 p.m. on July 8 through 10th at Churchill Downs and receive one free admission ticket to Kings Island and a coupon for a free pint of Graeter’s Ice Cream. Enjoy a free chicken dinner from Stoker’s Broaster Chicken during the drive. Appointments are strongly encouraged for this blood drive by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “Hero.”

Next week
Basic computer class
A free 12-week beginning computer class will be 11:30-1:30 on Thursdays starting July 10 through Sept. 25. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Computer keyboarding class
A free 12-week computer keyboarding class to learn or brush up computer keyboarding, writing or job skills will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays July 10 through Sept. 25. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education atw Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Waddy summer concert series
The free outdoor Waddy Community Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. on July 11 at Waddy Baptist Church. Performing will be Benson Creek. Future concert dates include Friday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Sept. 5. Light concessions will be sold with proceeds benefiting Waddy Baptist Church Mission Projects. The second half of each concert will be open to anyone from the audience who wants to sing or plays an instrument. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For more information contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
Lincoln Institute reunion
The Lincoln institute Of Kentucky Alumni will have its school reunion from July 11 to 13. The Alumni will visit the campus, which is now the Whitney Young Jr. Job Corp Center, located in Simpsonville. The reunion will be in celebration of the historical 102 year old institution. For more information, contact Pat Beckham at 502-239-0152 or E-mail pagemee@hotmail.com.
Movies for seniors
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. will have movies for seniors beginning at  1 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 1 in the Hudson Room and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. Call the Library to register and for movie titles, 633-3803 extension 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Rabies vaccine clinic
The 2014 Shelby County Animal Control Rabies vaccine clinic schedule is: 10 a.m. to noon on July 12 at Waddy Ruritan Club by Shelby Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Melissa Lipps; and noon to 2 p.m. on July 19 at Shelby County Fairgrounds by Johnson Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Fowler-Brown. Rabies vaccines are $5 each, cash only. County licenses will be available for $5 per pet. All dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier. Owners are responsible for the safe handling of their pets.
Exploring the writer’s craft
Writers, male and female, in all genres are invited to the third annual writing workshop organized by Women Who Write beginning at 8:30 a.m. on July 12 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 505 Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville. “Exploring the Writer’s Craft” focuses on building writing skills in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, blogging and more. Prolific Chicago novelist Allie Pleiter is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include New York Times bestselling biographer Alanna Nash and Sid Easley, author of A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town. Registration for the full-day event is $60 or $45 for students, seniors, Women Who Write members, and those who register by June 15. Registration is open at www.WomenWhoWrite.com. For more information, contact Susan Lindnsey at 502-632-2241 or E-mail SusanLindsey@Savvy-Comm.com.
Preservation board seeks volunteers
The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board is seeking volunteers to help clean the General Benjamin Logan Cemetery on beginning at 9 a.m. on July 12. Board secretary Linda Pack Clemmons said workers should bring a sack lunch and dress appropriately for the heat and wooded conditions. The cemetery off Old Brunerstown Road has been designated a Kentucky Pioneer Cemetery but restoration continues on the property and the monuments, which has stones reflecting Logan’s death December 11, 1802 and other from the early 1800s. For more information, or to volunteer E-mail lclemmons@shelbywireless.net.
Summer Sit ‘n Sew
The summer Sit ‘n Sew will be anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15, August 5 and August 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring a sewing project you are working on and get ideas from other participants. For more information, call 633-4593.

Lake Shelby fish fry
The Lake Shelby fish fry will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the main shelter. The cost is $9 for a 5-ounce piece of fish, potato wedges, hush puppies, bread, cole slaw, ice cream and drink. Children’s Plates are available for $6 and separate items are available. For more information, call 633-5059. All fish fry proceeds go to benefit Lake Shelby. Please come and give your support. Future fish fries will be Aug. 15 and Sept. 19.
Fireman’s appreciation fundraiser
A fireman’s appreciation fundraiser will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on July 19 at the Simpsonville Fire Station One (behind Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville). Events include an afternoon of games, food, vendors and a silent auction, as we show our appreciation for the firefighters who serve us so well. The menu consists of baked spaghetti dinner, salad, roll, drink and dessert and the cost will be adults $6, children 12 and under $4.
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include saving heirloom seeds, July 24; establishing an emerald green lawn, Aug. 21; propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
Jubilee events
The breakfast to kick off the Horse Show Jubilee will be July 24. Other events from July 24 to Aug. 2 include the youth art show; art and author fest, ice cream eating contest, ChalkFest and historic photo booth. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
Downtown concert dates
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be July 25 (627 Main parking lot), July 26 with the car cruise, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 with the car cruise. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
SHS class of 1961 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1961 will have a reunion/party – it’s the 53rd year – on July 26 at the Ramada Shelbyville. The event is open to all SHS grads, their friends and family members, and anyone who cares about them or the school. Reminiscing begins at 6:45. Roll call is at 7:45. We are hoping for a $5 per person donation to cover expenses plus a dish to share. For more information E-mail LindaYoung@aol.com or call 305-304-1809. Wear red and white, and think like a Red Devil.
SCHS 1973 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1973 will have a picnic/gathering at Red Orchard Park beginning at 1 p.m. on July 26. Cost is $10 per person-payable upon arrival. Bring your favorite dish, drinks and games. For more information, contact Valerie Griffith Trapp at valerieartlady@aol.com or 859-620-0519.
Kentucky artists and authors
Sixth and Main Coffeehouse will present Kentucky Artists and Authors with the original works for sale at each event. Events include Amber Ladd collage and fine art showcase from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 26; Eric Sutherland’s author of pendulum, poetry showcase on Aug. 16; Ann Horn and Maureen Simon folk art with antique windows showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23; Mary Slinger, photography showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20; Kimberly Hawkins, photography showcase from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25; Cheryl Rankin Van Stockum photography showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 22; Cliff Sullivan painting fine art showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20. Dates are subject to change, visit www.6amcoffee.com for updates.
Summer Drama Camp
Corpus Christi Academy, in conjunction with Simpsonville Parks and Recreation, will host a 2014 Summer Drama Camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 28 to Aug. 1 in the Simpsonville Gymnasium, 7010 Shelbyville Road. The camp will help students age 9-and-up work on performance skills combining both acting and music. No background of experience required. The cost is $70 per child before July 4, $90 after July 4. Register early, space is limited. For more information or to register your child, contact 502-722-8090.
Leadership Shelby applications
Leadership Shelby is accepting applications through July 30 from individuals 21 years or older who are interested in learning more about community involvement and leadership. For more information, contact MaryAnn Gramig at 502-235-0534, E-mail maplepondmanor@gmail.com or visit www.leadershipshelby.com.
SCHS 1979 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1979 will have its 35-year reunion on Aug. 9 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The cost will be $35 per person or $30 if paid by June 30. For more information, contact nayinky1@yahoo.com.
Looking for 1958 Eastern High classmates
The Eastern High School (Middletown) class of 1958 will have a class reunion on Nov. 2 for a day at the races at Churchill Downs. Reservations are necessary. For more information, call Henrietta Bennett Hardin 502-647-3538 or E-mail henbug40@gmail.com.

Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. July 8, 15 and 22 for preschool age children, ages 2 to 4; 11 a.m. July 3, 10, 17 and 24 for kindergarten through fourth grade; 9:30 a.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 for Baby Time. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Shelby Shape Ups
The new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through July 25 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 and free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Free diabetes self management classes
Are you sick and tired of being tired and sick? Do you have diabetes or diabetes with other on-going health conditions? The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition is offering the Stanford diabetes self-management program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for six weeks every Monday through July 28 at the Stratton Community Center. The workshops are free.  All participants receive a book, CD, and a certificate of completion to share with your doctor. Registration is required.  Individuals with type 2 diabetes, family and friends of persons with type 2 diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes or those at risk are encouraged to participate.  For more information, contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849.
Antique classes
R.E. Wells, noted antique authority from Versailles, will present a series of Antique Classes at the Shelby County Extension Office. The classes will meet through Aug. 25. The fee for the eight-week course is $55. The series of classes include:  Introduction to Antiques, Art and Cut Glass, What is it for?, American Collectable Glass, Antique Furniture, European Silver, Austrian & German Porcelain and the Antique Road Show. Interested individuals should sign up soon since class size will be limited to only 30 per class so that each person can bring one item weekly to be appraised.  Make checks payable to Jefferson County Extension Council and sent to Valerie Holland, Jefferson County Extension Service, 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40204 by June 27.  Enclose a note to select the 1 to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. sessions. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344.
Farmers’ Market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The market features fresh produce from Shelby County, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and meat and eggs. The market is undercover to avoid rainouts, and offers free coffee and traditional Kentucky music.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or E-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a science-based, proven method to quitting smoking.  Classes are 12-weeks and include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. There is no charge for the class, however participants are responsible for the purchase of nicotine replacement products which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, call 647-4341.
Bookmobile community stopss
The Shelby County Public Library Bookmobile will have community stops this summer in special locations throughout the county for Summer Reading Program sign-ups and participation. The bookmobile is open to the general public for book check-outs at these community stops as well. Also, if you or someone you know is homebound due to a disability or illness you may qualify for bookmobile services to your home. For community stop times and dates or to see if you qualify for home services, call the library at 633-3803 or E-mail Shana at bookmobile@scplibrary.net.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers is now scheduling for spring and summer events. This group of musicians, from Henry and Shelby counties, use lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars and mandolin, and play gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more, call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
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.
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. 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 at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
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.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. 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
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. 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.
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/.

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.
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.