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Datebook: June 4, 2014

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By Sharon Warner

This week
Nurse aide sessions
American Red Cross information sessions related to nurse’s aide training is 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Kentucky Farm Bureau in the Red Cross office, 1201 Mount Eden Road. For more information, contact Sarah Ivers at 502-561-3707 or  Sarah.Ivers@redcross.org.
Retired teachers meeting
The Shelby Co. Retired Teachers will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Stratton Center. A welcome dinner will begin at 5:30 for newly retiring teachers. The cost is $12, and reservations, which need to be made by June 2, can be made by calling 633-3766 or 694-4070. All retired teachers and guests are invited. Help celebrate our newly retired teachers, those teachers who have passed on this year and those who are already retired. KTRA president Robert Wagoner will help install new officers.
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.
Lions Club
Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
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.
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.  
City yard sale
The City of Shelbyville will have the annual free yard sale on Friday and Saturday.  Anyone who wishes to participate will not need a permit for those two days.  For more information, call City Hall at 502-633-8000.
Movies for seniors
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. will have movies for seniors beginning at  1 p.m. Friday, July 11 and Aug. 1 in the Hudson Room and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. Call the Library to register and for movie titles, 633-3803 extension 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Steel Magnolias at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, June 13 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and June 15. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Tickets to the opening night dinner on June 6 are an additional $20 each. For reservations, call 633-0242. The play is directed by Rick Reinle, and sponsored by Commonwealth Bank & Trust and Brig. Gen. R.R. Van Stockum. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Gospel concert
A gospel concert will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Shively Baptist Church in Louisville. ‘Best of Southern Gospel Music’ with Karen Peck and New River, The Down East Boys. For more information, call 502-532-1044.
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.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County Horse Show will be Saturday at the Spencer County fairgrounds. All types of horse will be shown, barrels, poles, etc. For more information, contact Mary Lisby 502-738-5388.
Kentucky Tour de Cure
The Kentucky Tour de Cure will be Saturday at Norton Commons. Join the American Diabetes Association for a 20-, 40- and 60-mile cycling event to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as funds for a much-needed cure and educational outreach. Families and children can ride 1-mile and 5-mile routes. The event includes a free lunch and entertainment. Registration now open at www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure, by calling 502-452-6072 ext. 3318 or by sending an E-mail to dmuller@diabetes.org.
Emma Durham golf scramble
A fund-raising event for the Emma Durham Foundation Inc. will be the first golf scramble on Saturday at the Henry County Country Club, 2200 Campbellsburg Road in New Castle. A shotgun start will begin at 10 a.m. Registration deadline will be June 2. There will be two chances to win $10,000 in a hole-in-one contest. The cost is $240 per team or $70 for individuals, which includes golf cart and lunch. For more information or to register, call 321-2083.
Car Club 2014 cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Midland Shopping Center by Hardees in Shelbyville.
‘Frozen’ at library
The Shelby County Public Library will show “Frozen” as a free children’s movie at 11 a.m. Saturday. Free popcorn will be provided. The library is located at 309 8th Street in Shelbyville. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting
The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Shelby County teen/pre-teen
The Shelby County Fair teen pageant will be Tuesday and pre-teen will be June 14 at during the Shelby County Fair. Teens must be 13 years of age by Oct. 31, and cannot be 16 on Oct. 31. Pre-teens must be 8 years of age by June 30, and cannot be 13 on Oct. 31. An informational meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby County Fire Station 1, 200 Alpine Drive. Registration is $75 per pageant/per applicant, with all proceeds to benefit the Crusade for Children. A copy of each contestant’s birth certification and a picture for the newspaper will be required at the information session. For more information, contact Melinda Cowherd, 220-0315, for teen pageant and Katie Pryor, 480-6251, for pre-teen pageant.
Miss Shelby County Fair queen
The Miss Shelby County Fair Queen Pageant will be Tuesday. Pageant information packets with applications are available at Carol and Company Fine Jewelry on Midland Trail.  Contestants must be Shelby County residents and between the ages 16 to 21.  Applications and entry fees are due on May 24th. For more information, call 502-633-3765.

Next week
KIPDA training
KIPDA Rural Regional Network will have a free training on June 11 for growing health families and communities at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Subjects will be gangs, drug and suicide prevalence, warning signs and prevention from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; managing difficult behaviors at home and school, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; lunch, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.; internet safety, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; educating boys for healthy relationships, 2:30 to 4 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. To register, or for more information, E-mail CCCKipdarural@gmail.com.
Kid’s history camp
Shelby County Historical Society’s Kid’s History Camp applications are now being accepted. History Camp will be Tuesday through June 12 at Red Orchard Park. You must send in application form. For more information visit www.shelbykyhistory.org, or contact John Graham 502-641-0772.
Dancers coming to library
The Lexington Vintage Dancers are coming to the Shelby County Public Library from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on June 12, performing “Dances to Music by Kentucky Composers 1835-1875.” A High Tea will also be served. Registration is now being accepted and is required. The event is for adults 18-years and older. For more information, call the library at 633-3803 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
New Castle spring fling honors Vets
The 32nd annual New Castle spring fling honoring WWII Veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 14 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, parade, entertainment, silent auction, car-truck-motorcycle show, children’s activities, farmer’s market, street dance, and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit www.newcastleky.com.
DAR flag day luncheon
The Isaac Shelby and Bland Ballard Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host the annual Flag Day Luncheon on June 14 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with a special flag presentation by the Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter SAR. After a short business meeting, Cheryl Van Stockum will offer a portrayal of the former Director of Science Hill School for Girls, Mrs. Tevis. Lunch will be ordered from the menu. Guests are welcome and encouraged, whether you have an interest in joining DAR or are interested in history or in finding your roots. Make reservations by calling Masha Miller at 633-6332 or Ann Haley Morris at 502-593-5791. Reservations are due by June 11.
Hummingbirds at Miller center
Fascinated with hummingbirds? How do you attract them to your yard? MOEC educators, Joan Brown and Jackie Irwin will share their knowledge on how to create your own backyard hummingbird paradise from 11 a.m. to noon on June 14 at the Miller Outdoor Education Center. Learn about nests, feeders, feeding solution and the plants that attract them. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
‘Cruise In’
Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host at “Cruise In” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 14 at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy. Bring out your muscle cars, motorcycles and mud or pull trucks or just come out to fellowship and see all the vehicles. Popcorn will be available. Events include a cakewalk and The Capital Steppers will be performing at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-220-7547, 502-396-0909 or visit www.pigeonforkbaptist.com.
Summer reading kick-off at library
The summer reading kick-off for the Shelby County Public Library will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 14 at 309 8th St. The theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” with a strong emphasis on science. Events will be making robots out of recyclables, free ice cream sundaes, live music with “The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers.” For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club horse shows will begin at 6 p.m. June 14, and follow on the second Saturday of each month, at the Mount Eden Ruritan grounds/show ring. Classes will be western, gaited, miniature and contest. Gate fee will be $2, children 6 and under free. Concessions will be sold on the grounds. For more information, contact Chasidy Hawkins, 502-680-0497 or E-mail turnem04@bellsouth.net.

Upcoming
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 for preschool age children, ages 2 to 4; 11 a.m. June 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17 and 24 for kindergarten through fourth grade; 9:30 a.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 for Baby Time. There will be no story hours during the first two weeks of June. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include botanical garden shrub and tree tour, June 19; saving heirloom seeds, July 24; establishing an emerald green lawn, Aug. 21; propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
Lake Shelby fish fry
The Lake Shelby fish fry will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the main shelter. The cost is $9 for a 5-ounce piece of fish, potato wedges, hush puppies, bread, cole slaw, ice cream and drink. Children’s Plates are available for $6 and separate items are available. For more information, call 633-5059. All fish fry proceeds go to benefit Lake Shelby. Please come and give your support. Future fish fries will be July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19.
Career expo
For the first time in many years, Shelby County is hosting a countywide job fair from noon to 7 p.m. on June 20 and 9 a.m. to noon on June 21 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Any business in Shelby County looking for employees is invited to participate. The Career Expo is being marketed throughout the state through multiple media outlets. There will be a participation fee of $50 per business to set up. Each participating business will be provided a 10x10 pipe and drape booth with a 6-foot table with black tablecloth and two chairs. Electric and wi-fi are available. Also available on-site will be a separate space for interviews, a computer room to complete online application and individuals to assist attendees with resume writing or completing applications.
To register, complete the attached application and submit your fee to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. You may also register and pay online at http://business.shelbycountykychamber.com/events/details/career-expo-823

SC Career Expo Flyer
Career Expo Registration.

WKU alumni reunion
The Western Kentucky Alumni Association reunion will be June 20-22 at Four Points by Sheraton, Lexington, 1938 Stanton Way. For more information, contact Vickie Brown at 233 016.
Cropper Ruritan yard sale
The Cropper Ruritan Club will sponsor a Cropper community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21 at the Cropper Ruritan building. The public is invited to sell items, as well. Food will be available by Cropper Ruritan Club from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Project Linus volunteer meeting
Project Linus will have a volunteer meeting and blanket-making day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21 at the Shelby County Extension Office. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Becky Jew at 502-727-4116.
Car Club 2014 cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
Nature tech
Do you have a smart phone or tablet computer? Love the nature and outdoors? Beginning from 11 a.m. to noon on June 21 the Miller Outdoor Education Center will share, review and demonstrate applications (apps) that will aid in your outdoor adventures. There are apps for hiking, animal identification, tying knots and stargazing to name just a few. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Clean up at Grove Hill
Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery will clean and repair stones June 21-22; from 9 a.m. to whenever you are tired on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to whenever you are tired on Sunday. First-timers should meet inside the chapel for a brief training; regulars meet in front of the chapel to get assignments. Those attending Saturday should pack a lunch. A monetary donation is always appreciated to help continue efforts to preserve the past at the cemetery. For more information, contact Bonnie Burks Gray 633-6941.
Acting camp
Shelby County Community Theatre will present the Shelby Players Acting Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23 to 27. A showcase of the week will be presented on stage at 7 p.m. on June 28. The camp is open to children in third through eighth grade and is directed by Libby Sears Blair. The cost is $80 per child (T-shirt included) and $70 for each additional child in one family. Space is limited and fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville
Simple bookbinding
Simple bookbinding – a free workshop for adults will be 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 28 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 Eighth Street. Working with a variety of materials soft-cover blank books will be created simple folded and sewn bindings. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Joanne Price at contact@snickleprice.com.
Downtown concert dates
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be June 28, July 25 (627 Main parking lot), July 26 with the car cruise, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 with the car cruise. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
Rucker-Banta-Wood reunion
Barbara and Linden Adams will host a family reunion for all the descendants of Ira and Melissa Rucker at their home, 2997 KY 1790, at noon on July 5, rain or shine. Events include volleyball, horseshoes, cornhole and swimming. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided. Bring dish(es), drinks and chairs.  RSVP by June 25 for head count to Baradams1947@yahoo.com or 502-321-1663 or Facebook.
Leadership Shelby applications
Leadership Shelby is accepting applications through July 30 from individuals 21 years or older who are interested in learning more about community involvement and leadership. For more information, contact MaryAnn Gramig at 502-235-0534, E-mail maplepondmanor@gmail.com or visit www.leadershipshelby.com.
Farmers’ Market open at fairgrounds
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The market features fresh produce from Shelby County, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and meat and eggs. The market is undercover to avoid rainouts, and offers free coffee and traditional Kentucky music.

Recurring
Shelby Shape Ups
The new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Monday through June 12 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $20. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Free diabetes self management classes
Are you sick and tired of being tired and sick? Do you have diabetes or diabetes with other on-going health conditions? The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition is offering the Stanford diabetes self-management program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for six weeks every Monday beginning on June 23 through July 28 at the Stratton Community Center. The workshops are free.  All participants receive a book, CD, and a certificate of completion to share with your doctor. Registration is required.  Individuals with type 2 diabetes, family and friends of persons with type 2 diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes or those at risk are encouraged to participate.  For more information, contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or E-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a science-based, proven method to quitting smoking.  Classes are 12-weeks and include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. There is no charge for the class, however participants are responsible for the purchase of nicotine replacement products which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, call 647-4341.
Bookmobile community stopss
The Shelby County Public Library Bookmobile will have community stops this summer in special locations throughout the county for Summer Reading Program sign-ups and participation. The bookmobile is open to the general public for book check-outs at these community stops as well. Also, if you or someone you know is homebound due to a disability or illness you may qualify for bookmobile services to your home. For community stop times and dates or to see if you qualify for home services, call the library at 633-3803 or E-mail Shana at bookmobile@scplibrary.net.
Moorman basketball league
Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center, 1940 Midland Trail, basketball league still has registrations available for ages 6-8 and 9-12 years, and the cost is $35. No cover charge. Free admissions. For more information, call Aaron Holder at 502-487-0117 or Lisa Richard at 502-321-2187.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. If you have always wanted to play a dulcimer or want information about joining our group, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers is now scheduling for spring and summer events. This group of musicians, from Henry and Shelby counties, use lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars and mandolin, and play gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 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.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
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. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
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.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. 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.
‘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 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.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
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.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, 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 Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
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.
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. 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 Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
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 1857 Midland Trail.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an E-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
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 Brittany Mitchell 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. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.