Datebook: July 25, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

This week
Summer story time at the park
Summer story time at the Shelby County Parks will be at 11 a.m. today and next Wednesday at the pavilion near the white house at Clear Creek Park. The featured reader is Sherry Bogard. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 633-5059.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m.  Thursday at the home of Angie Pereira. Mary Helen Miller will have the program.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. Guest speaker will be Todd Early with Shelby County EMS. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Computer literacy class
A free computer literacy class will be offered by Shelby County Adult Education Program. This 8-week class will be at 12:45-2:45 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 13 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, starting July 26.  To register, call 502-213-3669.
Shelby Republicans to meet
The Shelby County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Guest speaker will be Richard Nelson, executive director of the Commonwealth Policy Center. For more information, contact Chairman Jennifer Decker at 502-773-2326.
Clear Creek Writers event
The Clear Creek Writers group will have a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville. Find out at this event how you can be a writers’ club member by calling 647-7751.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 in Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday. The menu includes baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert and drink for $8.
Blood drives
Blood donations will be accepted at 1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road.
‘Forum’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum are at  7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The play is directed by Mike Seely. Because of adult themes, this show may not be appropriate for children.
Van For Glenn fundraiser
The Van For Glenn Committee, the group trying to raise money to buy a wheelchair-accessible van for the family of Glenn Hall, will sell hotdogs, burgers, brats and have a bake sale at the Downtown Street Party at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, send an E-mail to jennawh@yahoo.com or call 633-0362.
Art opening at coffee house
Kassie Chandler Photography will have an art opening at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 647-7751.
Smith-Berry concert series
Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series’ upcoming schedule includes Saturday, The Rigbys, a Beatles tribute band. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and music starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $22.95 plus tax per person in advance, $27.95 plus tax at the door. For more information, call 888-845-7091 or 502-845-7091 or visit www.smithberrywinery.com.
Downtown car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles at 6-10 p.m. Saturday downtown Shelbyville.
Fundraiser car washes
West Middle School’s cheerleaders will have fundraiser car washes at noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 11 at Republic Bank on Midland Trail.
‘Concept Show’
Shelby Artists on Main will host a “Concept Show” at 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Artists from the gallery will be on hand to share their creative process, concept to completion methods, and answer questions about how inspiration drives the finished product. The Gallery, located at 617 Main Street in Shelbyville, will be open extended hours today through Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature a special art sale for patrons.
Free school supplies
Free school supplies will be available Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 181 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing while supplies last. No early birds, please. This is open to any family in Shelby County with elementary-age children. There will be crayons, folders, notebooks, pencils and other items to begin your back-to-school preparations. For more information, call 647-3696.
Back to school event
The third annual Cornerstone Financial Literacy and Community Resource Fair – Back to School Bash is at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. This event is free family 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. For more information, contact Yolanda Bradford at 502-647-3072 or 502-558-0762.
Back-to-school Bible day
Waddy Christian Church will host a back-to-school Bible day from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday for preschool to fifth grade. Events include games, crafts, fun and fellowship. Parents are welcome to join in the fun at 5:30 p.m. for a cookout and ice cream social.
Corpus Christi Academy open house
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Out Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will host an open house and family social at 2-5 p.m. Sunday at 7010 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville for pre-K through senior. For more information, call 722-8090.
Free concert
Lighthouse Baptist Church will host a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled to perform are Cowboys for Christ, Vickie Wesley, Debra Ashby, Daisy Baxter, Sonny Sykes, Ronda Gilman, David Orr, New Covenant Church and Vernon Winburn. The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.
Community action group to meet
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will have a meet and greet at 11 a.m. Monday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville. Patrick King and Nancy Reinhardt of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth’s Shelby County chapter will introduce the who, what, when, where, why and how of the Shelby County KFTC. For more information, call 647-7751.
Next week
Shelbyville Horse Show
The 23rd annual Shelbyville Horse Show is Wednesday through Aug. 4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville. Shows begin at 7 p.m. each night.
SCHS back-to-school bash
The second annual Shelby County High School back-to-school bash will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be prizes, food, games, music and helpful information.
C.R.U.N.K. fest
The C.R.U.N.K. festival, hosted by the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Shelbyville, will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 through 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Louisville Marriott East in Louisville. C.R.U.N.K. stands for Christ Raising Up New Kids. For more information visit crunkfestonline.com or newmtziononline.com.
Cornerstone clay shoot
The first Cornerstone Christian Academy sporting clay shoot, which was rained out on June 16, has will have the competition at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Merwin J. Ray Shooting Range, 1363 Elm St. in Eminence. Entry fee is $50 per person, which includes lunch. Participants will shoot 100 rounds on a 15-station course and compete for prizes. Call 633-4070 to register or for more information. The event benefits Cornerstone Christian Academy.
Pet first-aid class
Learn emergency medical procedures in a pet first-aid class being held 9-11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This class will be taught by a certified Red Cross instructor. You can register online by Paypal at www.shelbycountynokillmission.com or send your check to Shelby County No-Kill Mission, 18 Village Plaza No. 238, Shelbyville, 40065. Proceeds will benefit the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Donations of cat/dog food, cat liter, etc. would be appreciated. For more information, contact Robin Kenyon at 502-727-2703.
Mud bog at Waddy
The Waddy Ruritan is holding a mud bog Aug. 4 at 1171 Kings Highway in Waddy. The gates open at 10 a.m., with the event starting at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and $20 to compete. For more information, call 502 817-6021.

Barn movies
Monday night barn movies start at 8 p.m. Mondays at Red Orchard Park. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Aug. 6. These 80’s adventure classics will get the whole family geared up for summer. Bring a chair. Concessions will be available. Adults will be a $5 donation and kids are free. For more information E-mail clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/clearcreek trailblazers.
Zumba at the library
Jaime Shiver will be the instructor for Zumba at 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 7 at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. Call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Cancer prevention study
A ground-breaking cancer prevention study is taking place across the state of Kentucky – including Shelby County – on Aug. 7-11. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), which will discover links between cancer, lifestyle and cancer prevention, is recruiting men and women across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for this landmark new research study. Enrollment is being made possible in partnership with Jewish Cancer Care. Enrollment will be at 3-7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, visit cps3kentucky.org, call 1-888-604-5888 or E-mail cps3@cancer.org.
Tri-County college/career fair
Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center will host a tri-county college/career fair at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the campus at 8460 Shelbyville Road. Companies and schools in Jefferson, Bullitt and Shelby counties will participate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Felicia Lee at 502-529-6807.
Field day at Mulberry Orchard
Enjoy a hay ride, games, door prizes, free dinner and educational demonstrations and information at the Field Day from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Mulberry Orchard. Reservations are required. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to reserve your dinner.
Seniors movies at library
Movies for senior citizens (at least 50) will be Aug. 10, Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 at the Shelby County Public Library. For movie titles, call the library at 502-633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail mar keting@scplibrary.net.
Lake Shelby fish fry
The Lake Shelby fish fry will be at 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Lake Shelby, on Burks Branch Road. The cost will be $8.50 per plate or items can be purchased separately. The menu includes a piece of fish, potato wedges, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. For more information, call 633-5059.
Learn to cross-stitch
A course for learning to cross-stitch will be 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21 and 28 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The class is limited to 10, and registration is required for participants 18 years of age and older. A class materials kit will be $6. Payment is due upon registration. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or visit marketing@scplibrary.net.
Antique classes
R. E. Wells, noted antique authority from Versailles, will present a new series of antique classes at the Shelby County Extension Office. The classes will meet on Mondays, through Aug. 27. The fee for the 8-week course is $50. The series of classes include introduction to antiques; milk, custard and Vaseline glass; antique buttons; American glass; miniature lamps, antique and modern tins and signs; antique books and antique road show. Class size will be limited to 30 so that each person can bring one item weekly to be appraised. Participants can choose to attend the 1 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. sessions. For more information, contact Valerie Holland at 502-569-2344.
ALC’s Banquet of Life
A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center’s annual Banquet of Life will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. The guest speaker will be Angela Minter, president and cofounder of Sisters for Life, an organization that advocates for pre-born babies and their parents who find themselves faced with a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight.  For more information, or to make reservations, call Sandy McGill 647-0300 or visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com, E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com or call 502-647-0300.
Belly dancing classes
Belly dancing classes will be at 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, starting Sept. 7, at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for persons at least 18 years old. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net
Shred it day at the library
A shred-it day for sensitive documents will be held in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library,  309 8th St. in Shelbyville, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 8. You also can recycle all unwanted PCs and attachments. Limit five boxes per person. For more information, call 502-633-3803.
Woven bread-basket class
A class to teach how to weave a bread basket will be at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for persons who are at least 18 years old. Payment is due upon registration. The materials fee is $25. Limit eight. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Financial Peace courses
Financial Peace University, the popular course taught on DVD by Dave Ramsey, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and continue through Nov. 13 at the Mulberry Building, 701 Main St. in Shelbyville. The host church will be New Mount Zion. The first 10 families to register are eligible for a discount. Regular registration is $90 plus $5 for shipping, or call Marcia Duncan to get instructions on how to save $45. You must register first and pay for the class. For additional information, contact Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or clayramsey@insightbb.com or Marcia Duncan at 502-321-4978 or Marcia@SOLDonKY.com.
Recovery celebration
Shelby Christians will host the third National Recovery Month celebration on Sept. 21, 2012, at Clay Street Baptist, 1940 Midland Trail. This is a celebration of people in recovery.
‘Honk! Jr.’ theater
Performances for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Honk! Jr., written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and directed by James Ray Morgan, are Sept. 21-23 and 28-30.
Clear Creek Swamp Tromp
Clear Creek Swamp Tromp to benefit Shelby Prevention and the Shelby County Parks Foundation will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at 717 Burks Branch Road. The 10K trail run has more than 20 military grade obstacles. The 1-mile family fun course has nearly 10 obstacles. There will also be a mud, fun and family after-party. Register as a team or as an individual. Prices go up July 1 so register now at http://www.active.com/more-sports/shelbyville-ky/clear-creek-swamp-tromp.... Like us on Facebook for more information and pictures of the obstacles. Registration closing date will be 11:59 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information, call Elizabeth Pulliam at the Shelby Prevention office at 502-437-0491.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville fall festival will be Sept. 29-30. There will be a country breakfast on Saturday morning. Concessions will be served throughout the weekend, and dinner will be served Sunday afternoon. Events include games and activities for adults and children, including a corn-hole contest and skillet toss. To set up a booth, crafts or for more information, call 834-7754.
SCHS Class of ‘92 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1992 will have its 20th year reunion at 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville. The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Make checks payable to SCHS Class of ‘92 and mail to Nicki Wathen Sparks at 228 Old Veechdale Road, Simpsonville, 40067. For more information visit http://schsclassof1992.webs.com/.
Finchville Ruritan Christmas party
The Finchville Ruritan will have its community Christmas party at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there along with Rudolf, the Grinch and elves. Snacks will be served. There will be more information to come.
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.
‘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 start Tuesday and will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:15 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 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.
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.
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.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open weekly 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through Oct. 27. Local vendors offer fresh produce of many kinds, eggs, jams, jellies, cut flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as baked goods, honey, handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods, and more.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com.
Salvation Army donations
Currently the Salvation Army is accepting donations for good used furniture and household items to help those who have lost their home by fire. Contact Bonnie L. Roberts at 633-7813 or blr1020@aol.com.
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.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and is open noon to 4 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, http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org for more information.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Bike night in Frankfort
The Kentucky Road Runners will have bike night at 5-10 p.m. Mondays through October at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.