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Datebook: July 31, 2013

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This week
Shelbyville Horse Show
The annual Shelbyville Horse Show will be  today through Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Shows are nightly at 7, and tickets are $5 for the show and $45 for the Horseman’s Tent and closing-night party.
NAACP awards scholarships
The Shelbyville Area NAACP Branch will award college scholarships at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center. The branch will give two scholarships this year in the amount of $250 each. A reception will be held in honor of the two student recipients and is open to the public. The general membership meeting will follow the reception at 7 p.m.
Hosparus volunteer training
Hosparus needs volunteers and will offer free training in Louisville and Shelbyville. The non-profit hospice organization will offer training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at 540 Main Street in Shelbyville. Lunch will be included. Volunteers are needed in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support/bereavement, massage, W.A.G.S. pet therapy, music care and hair care. The volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To pre-register, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.org before July 30. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
SCHS trophies up for auction
Shelby County Public Schools will put up for auction from Shelby County High School. The trophies will be grouped in boxes for the 1960s, 1970-1975, 1976, 1977-1978, 1979, 1980-1982, 1983-1984, 1985-1987, 1988-1989, 1990s and one box with no dates. No prominent championship trophies are included. Persons will bid on the entire box as labeled, not by individual content. The memorabilia will be displayed for bids at the SCPS central office, 1155 West Main, on from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday. High bidders will be notified of their purchases at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, after which trophies must be claimed and paid for by 5 p.m. that day.
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.  
Waddy community summer concert series
A music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church with the Good Ol’ Boys from Mount Eden. Bring your instruments, and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit the Waddy Baptist Church youth group’s summer camp experience. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain the event will be moved indoors (no concessions sold indoors). For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
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.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville.
Free school supplies
Free school supplies will be available Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 181 Old Seven Mile Pike, 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, while supplies last, to begin your back-to-school preparations. For more information, call 647-3696.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 at the fairgrounds. Gate admission is $2, and 6-year-olds and younger are free. For more information, contact Frank Rearden at 502-232-5138, Preston McDonald at 502-422-0176, Connie McDonald at 502-232-0739, Mary Lisby at 502-738-5388, Mae Rearden at 502-991-1505 or John Shouse at 502-437-7083.
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.
Bagdad Ruritan spaghetti dinner
Bagdad Ruritan Club will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cost of the meal will be $6 ($5 if school supplies are donated.)
Tabata camp
Patti Cloar, certified fitness trainer, will have a tabata reboot camp at the Family Activity Center from Sunday to Aug. 29. Tabata is an interval-based fitness workout that helps you break through plateaus and improve your other workouts. Class times are 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A package of eight classes is $45 for members, $65 non-members; four classes is $30 for members, $40 non-members. Drop-in per class rate is $10 members, $12 non-members on a space available basis. A free 20-minute demonstration will be at 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the FAC conference room. Sign up at the FAC front desk by Friday or call 633-5059.
Wright back-to-school bash
The Wright Elementary School back-to-school bash will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the school. Students and parents can visit classrooms and see the school at 500 Rocket Lane. There also will be a free bag supper (while they last), entertainment, face painting and child ID cards, and new spirit wear available for purchase while supplies last. Donations of easy-to-open canned goods, breakfast foods an snacks will be collected for Wright’s Backpack Project. For more information, visit http://www.wrightpto.org.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Hospice group
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.
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.  
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Inn, Frankfort. Come at 5:30 to eat and socialize. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others.   For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Next week
Job Corps career/college fair
Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center will host a tri-county career and college fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Simpsonville city gymnasium, 8460 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville. The 318 students at the center, who learn technical trades in the construction, medical and culinary arts careers, will host this recruitment opportunity for employees and students. This event is open to the public and booths are free. For more information, or to RSVP by July 25, contact Felicia L. Lee, business community liaison, 502-722-3527, 502-529-6807 or E-mail Lee.FeliciaL@jobcorps.org.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Aug. 8 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Beekeepers meeting
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Tana Peers at 502-257-2557, E-mail tana.peers@insightbb.com or Danny Keeton at 502-647-3252, E-mail demond072@msn.com.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 8.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 8.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
‘Pet rock’ decorating class
Transform a rock into our very own pet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Clear Creek Park. The rock and decorating supplies will be provided. Bring imagination and creativity to this free event. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Mini parks cleanup days
The Clear Creek Trailblazers have two volunteer days this month that will focus on the mini parks. Everyone is invited to a morning of mulching, weeding and pruning the landscape around the Moses Dale Park, 212 Lee Nor Mack Street in Shelbyville, from 8 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 10, and at James Burnett Park, 1310 Thorn Ave. in Shelbyville, on Aug. 24. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Medicare seminar
A free Medicare seminar will be given by Leigh Ann Cottongim-Barcellona will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Shelbyville Senior Community Center, 207 Washington St. A licensed life and health specialist, she will answer questions about the 2013 Medicare program, Medicare prescription drug coverage and ways to help cover out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare. To register, call 502-529-1206.
Sewing classes at extension office
Sit and sew days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring a current sewing project and lunch and learn new ideas for sewing projects. Sewing machines are available to use for the day. Shelby County’s Master Clothing Volunteers will teach a basic sewing class from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 3. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.

Upcoming
Free beginning basic computer class
A free beginning basic computer literacy class will be offered by the Shelby County Adult Education Program. The 10-week session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Jefferson Community and Technical College, starting Aug. 15. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669.
Kentucky State Fair
The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  For more information and continued updates on the fair, visit www.kystatefair.org. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center will remain unchanged at $8 per vehicle.
Summer festival and picnic
A summer festival and picnic will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17 at the Church of Annunciation. The menu includes a spaghetti dinner, cake and ice cream and, the next day, fish dinner, hotdogs and hamburgers, authentic Mexican food, cake and ice cream. Events include live music, kids play center, bingo, silent auction, cake wheel, raffles and a yard sale.
World’s Championship Horse Show
The 110th annual World’s Championship Horse Show will be Aug. 18-24 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Tickets are available at the Freedom Hall ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. A weeklong reserved seat ticket with one gate admission per session is $205 plus $7 postage and handling. For weekly reserved seats, call 800-231-8085. All prices include facility fee. Those wishing to compete in this year’s horse show may enter online at www.kystatefair.org/wchs or by mail, by Tuesday. Entry forms, rules and schedules can be found at http://www.kystatefair.org/WCHS.
Relay for Life wrap party
The Relay for Life wrap party will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Shelby Christian Church on Frankfort Road. Awards will be given for the 2013 event, prize drawings will be held and a sneak peak at the Relay for 2014 will be offered. Appetizers and beverages will be served. A “best appetizer” contest will also be held – with prizes for “tastiest” and “healthiest” categories. RSVP by calling Peggy at 257-2349 or Sonia at 321-9136
Luncheon with Rep. Massie
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon with U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Persimmon Ridge Country Club, 72 Persimmon Ridge Drive. Admission will be $20 for chamber members and $30 for prospective members. Reservation deadline is Aug. 19. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or  johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit http://shelbycountykychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/legislativ....
Limestone Ladies Night Out
The fourth annual Limestone Ladies Night Out will be at 6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 in Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Limestone Farm, Lawn & Worksite, the event includes guest speaker Rebecca Kirts, a Master Gardener, and food from FireFresh BBQ. There will be door prizes, free tote bags and Kentucky Proud vendors for shopping. Give-a-ways include a Stihl trimmer, Kindle Fire HD, Canon digital camera, JD basket, JD wagon and other prizes.
Prescription drug disposal
The Shelby County Public Library and Shelbyville Police Department will co-sponsor a “pill toss” from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 in the library parking lot. Mark out all personal information on prescription bottles. Items accepted are expired pharmaceuticals, unsealed syrups, eye drops, nose spray and also meds that should have been refrigerated, bulk or loose tablets and capsules and unsealed tubes of creams and ointments. This is a free service. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Beginner crochet classes
Beginner crochet classes will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays in September at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The classes will be for persons 18 years and older and presented by Hope Kremerof the Yarn Wagon. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Students will need an I, J or K hook and a solid-, light-color skein of yarn to make a scarf. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Movies for seniors
Movies for seniors, 50 and older, will be at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month beginning Sept. 6 through December at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested. The movies, popcorn and water are all free. For more information or for movie titles, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
Ghost hunting program
“Ghost hunting,” presented by Tom Jones of Kentucky Area Paranormal Society, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
‘Shred It Day’ at library
A “Shred it Day” for documents will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 in the parking lot at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. You also can recycle all unwanted PCs and attachments. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or schsrocketsclassof1988@gmail.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Cropper Day celebration
The Cropper Ruritan Club will host Cropper Day on Sept. 21. To reserve a space contact Barbara Franklin at 502-220-8590. To participate in the parade, cruise-in or antique tractor display, contact Robin Belwood at 502-220-3508 for details. Cropper Ruritan reserves the right to be the only food vendor for this event.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at 912 Main Street. Sheri Murphy-Smith will be hostess, and Barbara Troyer will have the program.
ALC banquet
The ALC Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual Banquet of Life will be Sept. 26 at Gheens Foundation Lodge, 1420 Beckley Creek Parkway. The guest speaker will be Rev. Andy Merritt, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga. For more information, visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
USS Columbus veterans reunion
USS Columbus will have a reunion Oct. 2-6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. For more information, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505 or Hope4391@frontier.com.
Diabetes walk
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 19 at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk for 1 mile or run for 3 miles begins at 10 a.m. A 1-mile fun walk is available for families. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317.

Recurring
Shape-up exercise class
Armchair exercises are on-going at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants will increase flexibility, balance and strength and get an aerobic work out as well. Classes will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 9. For more information, call 633-4593.
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 each Monday through Aug. 26.  The fee for the 8-week course is $50. The series of classes include:  introduction to antiques; antique perfume and scent bottles, Staffordshire trinkets, art glass, American silver, pressed glass, kitchen pottery and 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. Participants can choose to attend the 1 or 6:30 p.m. session.  For more information, contact Valerie Holland of the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344.
Zumba at JHS
KentuckyOne is bringing Zumba to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in the hospital’s community room. The free class is offered at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The entrance is at the rear of the hospital. Certified instructor Sherrie Goddard will lead the weekly Wednesday classes for the community through Aug. 28. For more information, contact Misty Stallard at 502-647-4280 or mistystallard@kentuckyonehealth.org.
Mah Jong game day
Game Day – Mah Jong will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third and fourth Fridays of the month in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library through December. New players are welcome, and instruction is available. Classes are for persons 18 and older. For more information, or to register contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Free advanced computer classes
Shelby County Adult Education is offering a free advanced computer class at Jefferson Community and Technical College to teach the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how organize photos as a slide presentation. Students earn the National Career Readiness Certificate. Classes will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 14 weeks, beginning Aug. 12 through Nov. 13. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669.
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 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
Free GED 2013 classes
The current GED classes will expire at the end of 2013. New classes are forming at the Shelby Jefferson Community and Technical College and the Shelby County Public Library. Complete the GED test and get the credential that opens doors to a new job or college. For more information or to register, contact 502-213-3669.
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.
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.
Farmers’ market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October at the Coots barn, Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail. Come meet local vendors with wonderful fresh produce of many kinds, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, honey, cut flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods, and more, including live music by the “Farmer’s Market Jammers.” The market family and customers are welcome back for a fresh “taste” of Shelby County. “Like” us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Shelby-County-Kentucky-Farmers-Market/173755406108757?fref=ts.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 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 Sandy McGill at 502-647-0300 or E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult, and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@twc.com.
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.
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 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
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 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.
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.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. 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.
Free Zumba class
A free women’s Zumba class will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a video-driven class held in the Family Life Center. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays, 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
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.
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).
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/.

Announcements
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. The initiation fee will be waived to join the gallery for the months of July and August. For more information call 633-7273.
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 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.