Datebook: June 3, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
Realtors golf scramble
The 2011 Shelbyville Board of Realtors Golf Scramble, which benefits its scholarship fund, is today at the Shelbyville Country Club. Check in, lunch and practice is 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start for 18 holes is 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player and reservations will be taken on first-come, first-served basis. For more information call, Shawn Willard (502-553-1880) or Nancy Edwards (633-3335).
Fair queen contestants
Applications for the Miss Shelby County Fair Queen Pageant are now available at Carol and Company Fine Jewelry on Midland Trail. All completed applications must be submitted by today. If you have questions regarding the pageant, call Patti Griffin at 633-3765.
Fish fry and craft show
Simpsonville Baptist Church’s fish fry and craft show is 5-8 p.m. Friday. The adult meal is $8, and kids meals are $5. The meal includes fish, baked beans, French fries, slaw, dessert and drink. Hot dogs will be available for children. All proceeds will benefit the church’s missions.
‘Hansel and Gretel’
Tickets are on sale for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Story of Hansel and Gretel. The cast includes children ages 7-12. Performances are today, Saturday, June 10, and 11 at 7:30 and Sunday and  June 12 at 2:30. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.
Yoga at Clear Creek Park
A yoga and meditation program is at Clear Creek Park Birch House. An open orientation session is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, and 10 weekly sessions will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday or Friday, June 1 through Aug. 5. The cost is $40 for Family Activity Center members or $80 for non-members. Contact the FAC (633-7667) to register.
SCHS and Collins ‘joint’ project graduation
The Class of 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins will have a “joint” Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on Saturday beginning at 11 p.m. Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors for a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free. Volunteers are needed for two-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to volunteer 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
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 day is cold or snowy the walk will be inside.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have a car cruise at 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to Hardee’s on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.
Eminence cruise
The big Eminence annual car cruise is 8 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held in downtown Eminence.
Arts and crafts show
Arts on the Green fine arts and crafts show is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in a shaded setting on the historic Oldham County Courthouse lawn. There will be 115 booths of juried paintings, photography, ceramics, yard art, sculpture, glass, jewelry, food and more. New for 2011 is the Colonial Trade Fair at the History Center. No pets please. For more information call 502-222-3822 or visit www.aaooc.org.
Miss Heart of America Pageant
The Miss Heart of America Pageant is 2 p.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, at 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway. This pageant is a food drive for Wayside Christian Mission. Each pageant contestant is required to turn in a minimum of 10 non perishable food items. The pageant is open to all ages. This title is awarded to the contestant who turns in the most non perishable food items. Contestants must preregister at www.missheartofamerica.com/jeffersoncountyky. Attire is casual wear. No pageant dress is needed until the state and national competitions. This is an open pageant, and you do not have to live in Jefferson County to compete.

Miss Teen pageant
Miss Teen applications will be accepted 6 p.m. on Monday at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Drive. An applicant must be 13 to 15 years of age and must have a copy of her birth certificate. For more information, contact Melinda Cowherd at 502-220-0315.
Car Club meeting
The Shelby County Car Club will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
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.
Shelby Prevention open house

Shelby Prevention is holding an open house at 3-6 p.m. Monday at 1028 Main S. in Shelbyville. You can meet the staff and see the changes and learn more about what is done.
Basketball shooting camp
A shooting camp is offered, in two sessions, at the West Middle School Gymnasium Monday and June 7-10. Boys and girls currently in the fifth and sixth grades will be 4-6 p.m. and boys and girls currently in the seventh, and eighth grades will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coaching will be done by the current coaches at West Middle as well as former players. Basic shooting fundamentals as well as proper mechanics of the jump shot and free throw shooting will be covered. Cost of the camp will be $60 per session and all proceeds will go to the West Middle School basketball program. Contact the school 502-633-4869, John Mirda 655-0312 or Ron Hawley 845-6685 for sign-up information.
Democratic Women’s Club
Shelby County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the Stratton Center.
Retired teachers spring dinner
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association’s spring dinner and meeting is 6 p.m. on June 9 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street. A reception honoring newly retired teachers begins at 5:30 pm. Call Patti Griffin at 633-3765 or E-mail Susie Phillips at boyd.phillips@insightbb.com no later than June 2 for dinner reservations. The cost of the dinner is $12 per person. The meeting, following dinner, recognizes newly retired teachers, and the fifth-grade essay winner will read her essay. A candle lighting ceremony in honor of our deceased teachers from this past year will be held, and the regular business meeting will conclude the evening.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon June 9 at the Stratton Community Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
The honey bees are busy as bees making honey. The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. June 9 at the Shelby County Extension office on U.S. 60. The topics to be discussed are labeling requirements for selling honey, the Kentucky Proud Program and entering honey in the Kentucky State Fair.
HJW workshop
HJW will be hosting an IDA Informational workshop 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelbyville Public Library/Hudson Room at 308 8th Street.  Applications will be accepted through June 10.  Approved participants will be notified June 15 and the program orientation will be June 20.  For more information, contact Yolanda Bradford at (502) 647-3072.  Applications can be picked up at HJW, 330 Main Street, Shelbyville or online at www. hjwfinancial.org.
Walk for Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Kentucky Region seeks teams and individuals to participate in the inaugural Walk for Wishes on June 11 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration for this non-competitive 5K walk is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit www.makeawishky.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team.
Chicken dinner workshops
River Song Farm will host chicken dinner workshops starting June 11 each Saturday afternoon through July. You will learn to take a chicken the field to the table. The cost is $20-$32 by reservation only. Call 502-422-2069 or visit http://riversongfarm.com/workshops/chicken-dinner-workshop.
Car cruise at O’Brien
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles for the 2011 season at 2-5 p.m. June 11 in the O’Brien Ford lot on Mount Eden Road.
Dance team benefit
Collins High School’s dance team will have a fund-raiser yard sale at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11 at Collins.
Metzger’s Crusade benefit
Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville is having a yard sale is June 11 to benefit the Crusade for Children. For more information call, 722-9476.
Shelby Artists on Main celebration

Shelby Artists on Main will celebrate its eighth anniversary at 7 p.m. June 11 with a party at the gallery at  617 Main St. in Shelbyville. A Cezanne-style drop-leaf table by artist Rose Flowers and four “Coke” chairs will be raffled off as a fundraiser for $10 per ticket. For more information, contact Linda Powell at 633-6356.
Chicken for dinner

RiverSong Farm will host chicken dinner workshops again starting June 11 each Saturday afternoon through July.  Learn how to take one a chicken from the field to the table, then participate. Take home a chicken ready for cooking or freezing. The cost is $20-$32 by reservation only.  Call 502-422-2069 or visit http://riversongfarm.com/workshops/chicken-dinner-workshop/.
Men’s Health Fair

Former jockey Pat Day will be the featured guest of the 11th annual Men’s Health Fair, which will be 8 a.m.-noon June 11 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Men can attend for free health screenings and counseling.
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. June 17 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.
Community yard sale
First Christian Church is hosting a community yard sale at 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18. 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.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Dance/cheer camp
Collins Dance team and cheerleaders will host a camp for grades K-7 at 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday the week of June 20-24. The cost is $90 per participant. The clinic participants will learn dance moves, cheers, techniques and two routines that will be performed noon on June 24. Payment will be required on or before June 13 payable to Collins High School. Call 502-321-1108 for more information.
History camp about WWII
A “World War II Shelby County at Home and Abroad” history camp is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21-23, 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.
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 resident, 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.
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).
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.
Dance team benefit
Collins High School’s dance team will host a fundraiser car wash June 25 at Republic Bank in Shelbyville.
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.
Next Shakespeare meeting
The May meeting of the Shakespeare group is canceled because of holiday conflicts. The next meeting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Neutral One, between Tractor Supply and Peddler’s Mall and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a sample/clip to Shelbyville’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
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.
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.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
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.
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.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
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.

Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
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.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
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.