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Datebook: June 26, 2013

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This week
Crafts program at library
The Shelby County Public Library will sponsor crafts for preschoolers to teens at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. A variety of crafts will be available. For more information, call 633-3803.
Project Linus Make-a-Blanket day
Centenary Quilters is hosting a Project Linus Make a Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. Bring a sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn and fabric. Donations will be accepted of fabric, fleece, thread, yarn, batting and monetary. There will be quilt kits for quilt projects to make in a day and several quilt tops completed for tying. Bring a sack lunch if staying for the day. For more information, contact Becky Jew at 727-4116.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Kate’s, 934 Main Street. Carolyn Clayton will have the program.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. SC3 (Shelby County Community Children’s Choir) will present the program under the direction of James Ray Morgan. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Republican Party meeting
The Shelby County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Stratton Center. at 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Guest speaker is attorney Aaron Silletto, who will address Second Amendment issues. Anyone, regardless of political party affiliation, is invited to attend. The Shelby County GOP Executive Committee will hold its monthly business meeting, which will be open to registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected before the meeting for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, call Shelby County GOP Chair Jennifer Decker at 502-773-2326.
Project Graduation golf scramble
Project Graduation will host its 2013 golf scramble on Friday at the Shelby County Country Club. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For those non-golfers, attendees can have lunch ($5 per person for those not playing) and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support Project Graduation for Shelby County schools. For more information, contact Danielle Wade at 502-321-2292 or shelbyvilleboardofrealtors@gmail.com.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 in Simpsonville will host a fish fry at 5-8 p.m. on Friday. The menu includes fish, three sides (fries, baked beans, slaw, macaroni and cheese), drink and dessert for $8.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Shelbyville Class of 1953 reunion
The Shelbyville High School class of 1953 will have a 60-year reunion from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Finchville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Finchville. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Ron and Nancy Cheak. For more information, contact Irene Rice at 502-834-7719.
Waddy Christian yard sale
Waddy Christian Church will host a scholarship-fundraising yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The sale will include children’s toys, senior home care items, clothing, books, household accessories, food and free coffee. Look for the youth lemonade stand. Waddy Christian Church is located at the corner of Waddy Road and King’s Highway.
Downtown Shelbyville concert series
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be at 7 p.m. (except for July 26) Saturday nights this summer at 5th and Main streets in downtown Shelbyville. This week’s show is ACT III. Upcoming shows: July 26 (at 6 p.m.), Will Husband; July 27, Nobodyz Bizzness (with Shelby County Car Club show as part of Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee); Aug. 24, New Breed; Sept. 7, Hard Rock City (including car cruise). For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
Family festival at Olive Branch
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, will host a Family and Friends Fun Festival on Saturday. Events include inflatables for the children, face painting and other games. Booths will include crafts, jewelry and other things for sale. Food will include hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the men, funnel cakes and fried green tomatoes. Gospel music shows can be heard throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Cardiologist speaks at coffeehouse
Dr. Terry A. Gordon, a Cleveland Clinic-trained cardiologist and a leading health advocate and author of No Storm Lasts Forever: Transforming Suffering Into Insight, will deliver a 60-minute keynote speech from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse in Shelbyville. He will sign copies of his book before and after the speech. For more information, contact Kathryn Griseto, event coordinator, at 502-647-7751.
Kentucky Southern College reunion
The Kentucky Southern College reunion will be Saturday. For more information, contact Pat Skelton at 502-633-4850.
Waddy Saddle Club race
The Waddy Saddle Club IBRA Barrel Race, including barrel racing, pole bending and flag race, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Waddy Ruritan Club, 1171 Kings Highway. You do not have to be an IBRA member to participate. Gates open at 4 p.m., warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information, contact Kevin Franklin at 502-220-0929 or E-mail jcox@shelbybb.net.
Rev. Marshall celebrates anniversary
The members of St. John United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Robert Marshall’s 34th pastor anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday at Stratton center. Dinner will be served. The guest speaker will be Rev. Harold Stateman. Everyone is welcome.
Bagdad Ruritan dinner
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a pork chop dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ruritan Club in Bagdad.
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. the first Monday of each month 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 on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Medicare seminar
A free Medicare seminar will be given by Leigh Ann Cottongim-Barcellona at 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month 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
Simpsonville’s Red, White and Boom
A Red, White and Boom celebration will be from 4 p.m. to closing on July 4 at the Simpsonville Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. This event is free, and there will be concessions, a DJ, activities, rides and parking. Entertainment by Katie’s Habit will be 6 p.m. to dusk. Fireworks – the “boom” – will be at dusk. Rain dates will be July 5 and/or 6. For schedule updates and more information, visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com or call 502-722-8793.
Old Fashion July 4th celebration
An old fashioned July 4th event will be at the historic home of Sen. John Brown, Kentucky’s first senator, at 202 Wilkinson St. in Frankfort. The free event includes watermelon, Froggy 104.9 LIVE, crafts, games, face painting. Participants can tour the home of a Kentucky patriot, run through sprinklers, stand in pictures with famous early Americans like Thomas Jefferson. Enter the red, white and blue dessert contest with celebrity judges and win prizes. Deadline is July 2. For information and entry forms, visit www.libertyhall.org, call 502-227-2560 or send an E-mail to educator@libertyhall.org.
Shake the Lake on July 4th
Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation will host the 2013 Shake the Lake from 6 p.m. until fireworks on July 4. Events include live music by Blue Sky Morning and Shadow Box, booths, concessions, bouncies and more. The cost is $3 per person, and 2-year-old and under are free. For more information, visit http://shselbycountyparks.com/4th-of-July-Fireworks-Celebration.html.
Mount Eden Christian yard sale
]The Mount Eden Christian Church at 12241 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, will host a church-wide yard sale on July 4 inside its new activity building, located across the street from the church. All proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the church’s Vision Building Fund. Some of the items offered will be furniture, household items, microwaves, a composter, jeans, children’s toys and more. Doors open at 8 a.m. and will close at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Finchville Ruritan yard sale
The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a yard sale from July 5-7. Concessions will be available throughout the weekend. To rent a booth or for more information, call 502-834-7754.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on July 6, Aug. 3, 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. July 6 at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. July 6 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. July 6 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville.
Finchville Ruritan chicken dinner

The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a chicken dinner on from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 7 at the Finchville Community Center on KY 55. The adult dinner will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, green beans, roll, home made pies and drink for $10. The children's meal will be for 12-year-olds and under and include a chicken leg, macaroni and cheese and/or mashed potatoes, cookies and a drink for $5. The event will help fund the street lights in Finchville.
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 from July 8 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.

Upcoming
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H of the local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, next will meet on July 12 at the Stratton Center has been canceled. The June meeting was canceled and the meeting for July 5 rescheduled. 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.
Firefighters’ appreciation fundraiser
The fifth annual firefighters’ appreciation fundraiser will be from 4 to 7 p.m. July 13 at Simpsonville Station 1, 121 Citizens Blvd. A spaghetti dinner will be available. The events will include a silent auction, cake wheel, dunking booth and vendor booths. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
Graefenburg 5K run
The ninth annual Paul Brooks Memorial 5K run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. on July 13 at Graefenburg Baptist Church. All participants will receive a T-shirt and breakfast. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners as well as to the top three male and female participants in each age category. Pre-registration is $18 by Sunday; race-day registration is $25. For course and registration information, visit www.gbcfamily.com or call Graefenburg Baptist Church at 829-5324.
‘South Pacific’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre will have its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on July 19-21 and 26-28. Performances are July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, and go on sale July 5. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie with musical direction by Lynne McReynolds Chenault. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information or reservations, call 502-633-0222.
SCHS Class of 1978 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1978 will have its 35th class reunion on July 20 at the pavilion at Gallrein Farm. Cocktails will be from 6 to 7 p.m. (BYOB with soft-drink mixers provided for a $5 cover charge), and dinner will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. At 8:30 the reunion will be open to any member of the classes of 1977 and 1979 who would like to share memories and embellished stories with old friends. For more information, contact Anne Newton Raisor at 502-437-0353 or Raisor60@att.net, Sammy Cox at samiam821@gmail.com, Ruth First at rlh196001@gmail.com or go to class Facebook page “Shelby county class of 1978.”
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. July 20. The menu includes biscuits, gravy, eggs, fried potatoes and country ham.
Workplace violence prevention
A workplace violence prevention event will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave. in Louisville. AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, will host this free seminar. Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP by E-mail to AlliedBarton’s Deb Frost Deborah.frost@alliedbarton.com.
SCHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year reunion on July 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.  The celebration will begin from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Linzie Craig. The weekend will continue at 2 p.m. on July 28 at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky Street. Bring your family, favorite dish, drinks, lawn chair and games. Meat, ice-cold water, lemonade and place settings will be provided. Send your reservation and payment by June 15 to SCHS Class of 1973, P.O. Box 401, Simpsonville, Ky. 40067.  For more information, contact Sherry Harris McDowell at 502-722-5378 or shorty.mcdowell@gmail.com, or Valerie Griffith Trapp at 859-620-0519 or valerieartlady@aol.com.
Car Club 2013 cruises
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 6 to 10 p.m. July 27 in downtown Shelbyville as part of the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee and downtown concert series.
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.
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.
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 jedsn799@yahoo.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 502-461-7570 for details. Cropper Ruritan reserves the right to be the only food vendor for this event.
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
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Road; and from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Cashland, 1607 Midland Trail; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 3 at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.
Community foundation grants schedule
The Shelby County Community Foundation Partner-ship Grants Committee has announced the schedule for grant applications for 2013. All applications must be submitted no later than June 28.  Organizations that qualify for grants  are:  501 (3) non-profits, Ecumenical religious organizations (two or more different denominations), and governmental organizations. Application forms can be downloaded from the Foundation Website at shelbyccf.org.
Rabies clinic
The next of the annual rabies vaccine clinics wil be at 10 a.m. to noon on July 29 at Shelby County Fairgrounds, hosted by Kresin Vet Clinic and Dr. Jessie Herman. Rabies vaccines are $5 each, and only cash will be accepted. County licenses will be available for $5 (normally $10). All dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Owners are responsible for the safe handling of their pets.
Bible study at Highland
The Precept class at Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville will have the study of Lamentations. The workbook is titled Hope and Healing in the Aftermath of Rebellion against God. The workbook, if you would like to use one, cost $6.75. Repeated classes will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through July 30. For more information or to sign up, call 633-3516.
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.
Lake Shelby Fish Fry
A fish fry will be held at Lake Shelby every third Friday through September from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the main shelter beside the lake. The cost is $8.50 per dinner and includes one piece of fish, potato wedges, cole slaw, hush puppies, a drink and dessert. Additional side items can also be purchased. Children’s plates are also available.
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.
Shelbyville bike nite
Bike night will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at Hot Spot Liquor. This is open to all who ride and must be 21 or older to enter the lot. Food, music and drinks will be available at a discount to anyone on a motorcycle. Music and DJ is provided with various genres and artists. Team Iron Angels with Motorcyclists For Jesus Ministries Inc. will have a booth set up for all bikers in Shelby County, both Christians and non-Christians.
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@insightbb.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
Tiffany Fisher will be the instructor for Zumba 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays 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.
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
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.