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Datebook: June 17, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

This week

Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Lake Shelby fish fry
Lake Shelby will host its monthly fish fry at 5-8 p.m. Friday. There will also be a fish fry July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. The price is $8.50 for a plate or items may be purchased separately. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Operation Care fundraiser
Stan Curtis, founder of Kentucky Harvest, will be the guest speaker at a fundraiser dinner and auction for Operation Care, 6 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. A live auction and silent auction will host approximately $30,000 worth of donated items. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 633-1965 for reservations.
Benefit yard sales
Yard sales to benefit Robbie Phillips is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Participants include Larry K. Rogers, 820 Main Street; Larry and Annie Sams, 669 Burks Branch Road; Danielle Horn, 1351 Dotland Circle; Sue Carole Perry, 3383 Shelbyville Road; the corner of Alton and Washington, 112 Alton Road. Events include bake sale items at the Main and Alton locations. Everything will be priced to sell.
Community yard sale
First Christian Church is hosting a community yard sale at 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 633-3345 to reserve your space. The fee is $5 for one space, $8 for two spaces, $10 for three spaces or $12 for four spaces. The rain date is June 25.
Fire department yard sale
The East 60 Fire Department yard sale is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, with proceeds going to the fire department or East 60 Ladies Auxiliary.
Kentucky Stamp club
The Kentucky Stamp Club meets at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St. in Frankfort. A program including a drawing for stamp collecting prizes will be featured as well as a discussion of topical stamp collecting. For more information contact Breck Pegram, 502-403-8788.
Creek cleanup
Clear Creek Trailblazers will participate in the River Sweep Cleanup with the Clean Community Program 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Meet at the Stratton Bottom (behind Derby Cycles) on Washington Street at 9 a.m. to pick up trash along the Green Way Trail and Stratton Bottom. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
UofL alumni gathering
The Isaac Shelby Chapter of the University of Louisville Alumni Association will have a “front porch parley” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of Cheryl and Reggie Van Stockum at 4163 Zaring Mill Road. Keith R. Mountain, professor and chair of geography and geosciences at UofL and the former state geographer for Kentucky, will discuss the geography of Kentucky and it’s impact on the settlement and development of the state.
Kids Korner
Kids Korner is Saturday. Centenary United Methodist Church hosts the 10 a.m.-noon program for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
LeCompte reunion
The 2011 l LeCompte family reunion is Sunday at the Bagdad Ruritan Building, the site of the old Bagdad School. Families of Lemuel, Carroll, Norman, Selbert and Robert LeCompte are invited. Lunch will be served noon-1 p.m. Family members should bring a dish, camera and pictures. Call Brenda Reynolds (655-1915) or Fred LeCompte (633-5911) for more information.
Dinner, flag retirement ceremony
The Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons American Revolution and the Shelby Memorial VFW Post 1179 will have a potluck dinner and flag retirement ceremony 6 p.m. Monday at the Col. Harlan Sanders Pavilion at the Shelby County Clear Creek Park. Post 1179 members, SAR members and anyone interested in the patriotic ceremony are welcome to join. The VFW post will provide the fried chicken, bread, ice and drinks along with plates, eating utensils and napkins. Citizens may submit worn out flags to be retired to the Shelby County Parks, Family Activity Center or to Park Ranger Moffett.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Simpsonville Parks board meeting

The Simpsonville Parks and Recreation special called board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.
Composting seminar

Robin Green, with Kentucky Waste Management, will give a demonstration on “vermicomposting “ at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Red Orchard Park. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
The Jennie C Benedict Circle meets noon on the third Tuesday of the month at various members’ homes. Contact Zerilda Frantz, president at 502-633-4490.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
History camp about WWII
A “World War II Shelby County at Home and Abroad” history camp is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tueday through June 23, sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society. Campers will learn what was happening in Shelby County and in the world between 1941-1945 and meet veterans from Shelby County who served in the armed forces. In the grand finale, campers will present a USO show on the stage of the Shelby County Community Theatre, full of drama and songs of the war period. The camp fee is $30 per child for students who have finished first grade to 12-years-old. Visit www.shelbykyhistory.org to find the registration form. Call 633-5473 for more information. Make your check to the Shelby County Historical Society and mail to Shelby County Historical Society, P.O. Box 444, Shelbyville, Ky. 40066.

Next week
Line dancing at library
Intermediate and beginner line dancing lessons will be conducted at 5:50-6:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17 at the Shelby County Public Library, in the first-floor community room. This 8-week free class is presented by Bob Devers. Registration is required. The class is limited to 25 adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, not tennis or running shoes. For more information, call 502-633-3803 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
WWII veterans program
A special public program of the Shelby County Historical Society is June 23 at the Shelby County Courthouse, 419 Washington Street, for World War II veterans in Shelby County. Brandon Slone, Kentucky military historian with the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, will be the keynote speaker. Slone, a Shelbyville resideant, will speak about Kentucky and Kentuckians in World War II. He also will provide some artifacts related to the war and present information about Shelby County during the war. WWII veterans at the program will be recognized coinciding with a special WWII exhibit at the History Museum at 627 Main Street. The program, which is free to the public, starts at 7 p.m. and runs an hour.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on June 23. Angie Tereira will be hostess, and Ann Solomon will have the program.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 23 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. June 23.
2011 Relay for Life wrap-up

The 2011 Relay for Life committee will host a wrap-up party at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Clear Creek Park amphitheatre. Hot dogs and a few snacks will be available. Bring your favorite picnic food to share as well as your chair or a blanket. Awards and will be given. If teams sign up during the event for the 2012 Relay for Life, the registration fee will be reduced to $25. Call Karen Rice 647-7389 or capturethememory@aol.comfor more information
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. June 24 at the Cardwell House.
Moorman golf scramble
The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. Family Life Center Inc. golf scramble begins 8 a.m. on June 24 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Pre-register by June 14. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and other. Entry fees are $75 per player or $300 for a foursome, includes green fees, cart and meal. For more information or to register, call Dorcel Sweeney (633-5922) or Tina Hurt (633-5922).
Fundraiser BBQ/auction
Olive Branch United Methodist Women will sponsor a Big Texas BBQ and fundraiser auction on June 24 at the Stratton Center. Proceeds go to the community outreach programs. Food will be served starting at 4 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m. The menu consists of smoked pork, beef and chicken, you choose your sauce, loaded potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, homemade cakes and pies and beverages. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Sandwiches and snacks will also be available during the auction. For tickets call 321-3889, 321-5393 or 633-2514.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge 161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. June 24. The menu includes baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert and drink.
Shelby Prevention fundraiser
Shelby Prevention will host a murder mystery party, Dazzled to Death, at 6:30-10 p.m. June 25 at 1421 Flat Rock Road. The cost is $30 for a character ticket and $20 for a non-character ticket. Appetizers will be available throughout the evening, and a silent auction will be held. To purchase a ticket, contact Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Leesa.Stivers@shelby.kyschools.us.
Car and craft show
Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a car and craft show on campus at 3850 Frankfort Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 25. The Shelby County Car Club and other cars will be on display and competing for trophy categories. Craft booths will be inside, along with concessions, a DJ, inflatables, pony rides and more family fun activities. Car and craft booth entry fee is $15. Call 633-4070 for more information.
Menser Reunion

The Menser reunion is 10 a.m. June 25 at the Dawson Springs Community Center. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. Call Linda Dunning Stinson at 270-635-3964 for more information.
Dance team benefit
Collins High School’s dance team will host a fundraiser car wash June 25 at Republic Bank in Shelbyville.
Canning 101 class
Canning 101 is 9 a.m.-noon on June 25. This is a “how-to” class for beginning canners and an important update class for everyone who preserves food. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to reserve your spot. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required as the class size is limited to 30 people. Canning 101 is co-sponsored by the Southern States Farm and Home Advisory Committee and your Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service.
Monument restoration training
Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery will host a monument restoration training June 25 and 26. For more information E-mail info@grovehillcemetery.net.
Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Megamind will play on June 25 at the barn at Red Orchard Park. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Corpus Christi open house
An open house is 2-4 p.m. June 26 at Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville. Visitors can tour the pre-K to high school classrooms and meet some of the staff and parents. Call 722-8090 for more information.

Upcoming
Big Apple Adventure at Clayvillage Baptist
Grab a cab and get ready for the Big Apple Adventure at Clayvillage Baptist. Through energetic and kid-friendly worship, daily Bible studies, exciting music, crafts and recreation, kids will learn how to step out in faith and connect with Jesus. We will be groups for children just completing kindergarten through sixth grade. Gatherings will be 6:15-9 p.m. daily June 26-July 1. For more information, call, 502-487-1355.
Moonlight Big Band to perform
The “Moonlight Big Band” will perform 7:30-10 p.m. on June 27 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park Rotunda in a fundraiser sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club. Proceeds are used to send students to the Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at the Bardstown Visitors Center or from music club members. Tickets will also be available at the park the night of the concert. For more information call 502-348-4877, 800-638-4877 or, after business hours, 502-348-8973.
Summer riding camps
Cattail Creek Stables in Finchville is offering three weeks of summer day camps, June 27-July 1, July 18-22 and Aug. 15-19. Learn riding and horse care. Riding lesson/camp combinations, pony birthday parties, crafts, games and outings for groups and families are available. The stables are three miles from I-64. Call for more information and pricing call 502-834-9964 or E-mail cattailcreek@att.net.
Next Shakespeare meeting
The next meeting of the Shakespeare group will be 6:30 p.m. June 28 in the Reading Room on the second floor of Through the Looking Glass Tea Shop at 629 Washington St. in Shelbyville. The topic will be Shakespeare and patriotism.
Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. on June 28. This will include a free discussion about stress and how it affects your health. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers.
Weight-loss seminar at JHS
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will have  a free seminar about LAP-BAND® surgery at 5:30 p.m. on June 28.  The seminar is designed for people who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 and are exploring weight-loss options. For more information about the LAP-BAND® system or to register for the seminar, call 502-361-6059 or visit www.JewishBariatricCare.org.
Ancestry.com class
An Ancestry.com class is 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 30 presented by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. Learn how to explore centuries of resources. This database is accessible on library public computers using your library card. Registration is required. Call 633-3803. For adults 18-years and older.
Flea market/car show
A flea market/yard sale is July 1-3 in Finchville. For booth rental information, call 502-834-7754. The antique car show is July 3. There will be special trophies for the top 35, along with prizes for various categories. For information call 502-220-9452. Both will be at the Finchville Community Center in Finchville on KY 55, 4 miles south of I 64.
Mud bog in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan Mud Bog is 1 p.m. July 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan grounds. Call Yvette Perry 502-376-4291 or E-mail myvetteperry@bellsouth.net for more information.
Christian rock concert
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is teaming with WXLN-FM (93.3) to host a free Christian rock concert at the Clear Creek Park Amphitheater in Shelbyville at 4-8 p.m. July 9. Three bands have committed: Eden’s Way, Brim and Bone Prophet, but more could join the show.
Fireman’s Fun-d Festival!!
Simpsonville Fire Station 1 (behind Metzger’s Country Store) will host the annual Fireman’s Fun-d Festival, at 2 p.m. July 9. Expected entertainment will be “Taste of New Breed” with Anthony Sloan as DJ and possible guest appearances from New Breed Band members, Car Cruise and Motorcycle (everyone welcome – bring a and show it off!), local merchants (booths still available), silent auction, $100 Gas Card Raffle, games, bouncies and more. Bring the whole Family! The rain date is July 23. For more information contact Patty Wentworth 502-224-4240.
Diabetes Coalition meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition meets to address secondary diabetes care in Shelby Counties 3-4 p.m. Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 14 and 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Library, 309 Eighth Street. For more information contact your local coordinator Elaina Burks, 502 417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
SCHS Class of ‘76 35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242.
SCHS 1986 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1986’s 25-year reunion is July 23 at the Shelbyville Country Club. There will be a catered dinner, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each, and the deadline to purchase tickets is June 17. Items for a fund-raising auction are being solicited. Contact Angela Newnam Grigsby at 502-552-3648 or Tracy Warford Willis at 502-647-7274 for more information or to purchase tickets. You may also visit the Facebook page, Shelby County Class of ‘86 or E-mail shelbycountyhighschool86@gmail.com.
Farm fundraiser
Gallrein Farms “family fun on the farm fundraiser” is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23. The event will raise money for the Backpack Project, Operation Care and Pregnancy Resource Center.
Habitat golf scramble
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is planning its fifth annual Drive It Home Charity golf scramble July 25 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost to play is $100 per player or $400 per team. There will be a silent auction and door prizes to be given away – $1,000 cash prize, PGA Tournament Getaway and sports package prize to be won. All proceeds go toward construction of homes. Contact Amy Nation for further information 633-5518 or visit www.habitatshelbyky.org.
Gurney Norman at library
Spend an evening with guest author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, at 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Shelby County Library. Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip was originally published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide. Two short stories written by Norman – Night Ride and Maxine were made into films. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling the library (633-3803).
Yoga for seniors
Yoga for seniors will be noon-1 p.m. on Mondays beginning Aug. 22-Oct. 31 (excluding Sept. 5) at the Shelby County Public Library for seniors (50 years and older). The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 35. For more information, call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
SCHS ’71 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th reunion on Sept. 24 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The time and other details are to be completed. For more information or to participate with the planning committee, you can E-mail Kathy Howser Nichols at clerkkathy@gmail.com.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s fall festival is Sept. 24-25 on KY 55, 4 miles south of I-64. Events include a country breakfast on Sept. 24 and a fried chicken dinner. Concessions, games and contests for children and adults will be available all weekend. Call 834-7100 to enter the cornhole contest or 722-5262 for information on renting a booth or to show or sell items.

Recurring
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Yoga at Clear Creek Park
A yoga and meditation program is at Clear Creek Park Birch House. Ten weekly sessions will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday or Friday, through Aug. 5. The cost is $40 for Family Activity Center members or $80 for non-members. Contact the FAC (633-7667) to register.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
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.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts is July 30-31 with Leo Knight and Moonlighters featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20) and New Breed (Sept. 17). The downtown car cruise will be July 30, during the 2011 Horse Show Jubilee, and the car show is Sept. 17. More acts will be added.