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Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
Extension District meeting
The Extension District Board meeting will be 11:30 a.m. today at the extension office. Lunch will be served.
New York play at theater
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle – based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, in New York City and scheduled to open next month in New York -- is being staged at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main Street. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. For reservations, call 502-638-2559. Tickets will be $15 and $10 for students and seniors.
SCHS Class of ‘71 meeting
The Shelby County High School Class of 1971 will have a reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Kathy Howser Nichols, 915 Craig Avenue in Shelbyville. For information or directions, E-mail email@example.com.
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. monthly meeting is 7 p.m. on Thursday at Beef O’Brady’s in Shelbyville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 500-4475, 228-3746 or 738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Jennifer Lewis family benefit
A spaghetti dinner, bake sale and auction will be held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Wright Elementary to benefit the Jennifer Lewis family. A spaghetti dinner is a $6 donation for adults, with children 10-and-under for $4. Donations are being accepted at Republic Bank, care of Jennifer Lewis Family Trust Fund. Contact Angela Bowens at 502-767-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a donation.
Lincoln Institute Alumni meeting
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
Pork chop supper
The Bagdad Ruritan Club annual pork chop supper is 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The meal is $8 and includes pork chop and all the fixings.
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.
Youth Opportunity Showcase
A job fair for young adults (ages 16 to 21) is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth St. in Louisville, Exhibit Hall 1 A/B. This is free to employers, job seekers and there is free parking at 4th Street Live garage and 6th and Main garages. Jobs will range from food service to cashiers to phone sales to camp workers. Internships and volunteer positions also will be available. Booth applications and more information are available by calling (502) 574-2500, or online at www.kentuckianaworks.org
San-N-Tone horse show
San-N-Tone will host its Horse Show Series at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (indoor arena). Each entry must be received by Thursday (no phone entries). The cost is $10 per class or day of the show, $12 per class. Stalls are $20 and the grounds fee is $5. For more information call Sandy Stewart at 502-241-1262 (leave a voicemail) or 502-722-9330 or E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com. Mail pre-entry forms and fees to Sandy Stewart, 468 McElvain Lane, Lebanon Jct., 40150.
Musical in Frankfort
The musical Moses and the Burning Within will be Sunday at KSU’s Bradford Hall in Frankfort. There will be two shows, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door until sold out. There is a shuttle service if people want to park at the Cabinet for Human Resources parking lot across the street. Call 502-227-4511 for more information.
Car Club meeting
The Shelby County Car Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s on Midland Trail. The group meets the first Monday of each month.
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.
2011 county choir challenge
Shelby Singers vs. Titan Singers is 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins High School Auditorium. Admission is $2.
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Human Rights commission meeting
Glenda Green of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will be the guest speaker Monday at the Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s regular monthly meeting. The session will be at the Simpsonville Community Room at the Simpsonville City Hall and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Democratic Women’s Club
Shelby County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
Sewing classes at library
Classes to teach you how to use your sewing machine and how to sew will be presented by Edith Webb at the Shelby County Library. They will be at 10 a.m.-noon, starting Tuesday and running March 15, 22 and 29. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Participants must be 18 or older. You must bring your sewing machine and machine guidebook, attachments, scrap material and scissors. Visit email@example.com of call 633-3803 for more information.
The Sewing Circle is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Teachers will help with complete sewing unfinished objects or on a sewing project of the month, a Fat Quarter Serger Jacket. Call 633-4593 to have the Fat Quarter Serger Jacket supply list sent to you.
Human resource group meeting
The Shelby County Human Resource Association meets Wednesday at the Shelby County UK Extension Office. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m., with the speaker Matt Gunn, an attorney with Forrest Brown and Todd, speaking on immigration at 8 a.m. All members and non-members are encouraged to come. Visit shelbycountyhra.com for more information.
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. March 10.
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. March 10.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets noon March 10 at Sam’s Place in Shelbyville.
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon March 10 at the Stratton Community Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Support group delays meetings
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group will resume monthly meetings at 7 p.m. March 10 and be held the second Thursday of each month in the Community Room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
SBDM schedule at SCHS
SBDM council meetings for Shelby County High School will be at 4 p.m. March 10, April 14, May 5 and June 2 at the main office conference room.
Senior movie days
A movie day for seniors, adults 52+ years, is 1-3 p.m. March 11 and 25, April 8 and 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Popcorn is provided, and registration is required. No limit. Call 502-633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
KSU alumni meeting
The Kentucky Region of the Kentucky State University National Alumni Association will hold its annual General Assembly Meeting at 10 a.m. March 12 at Clay Street Baptist Church. The luncheon speaker will be KSU President Mary Sias. The registration fee of $10 includes the cost of conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. The continental breakfast and registration will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Evette Beasley, president of Shelbyville-Eminence chapter, at 633-0277.
Farmers’ Market meeting
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market general membership meeting is 1 p.m. March 12 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office. The meeting is for current members and anyone else wishing to join the market this year. For more information call Doug Burkett 633-7484.
Theater auditions in Louisville
The Music Theatre Louisville will have auditions for Guys and Dolls and Big: The Musical at the ArtSpace second floor rehearsal hall, 323 West Broadway in Louisville. Auditions are 9 a.m.-noon for students 11- to 15-years-old and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. for adults 16 years and older on March 12; 7-10 p.m. for adults 16 years and older on March 18; 9-11 a.m. for students 11-15 years old on March 19. Callbacks will be March 19. Auditions on March 18 and 19 as well as all callbacks will be at the Ogle Center on the Indiana University Southeast Campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany, Ind. For audition appointments, call 502-498-2436.
SAHIBA spring horse affair
SAHIBA (Society of Arabian Horses in the Bluegrass Area) will be hosting its annual open horse show March 12-13 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. KAHBA, WPCSA, and ASB classes will be offered for all ages and experience levels. Saddlebred classes will be held in the outdoor ring. Jumping classes will be held in the livestock facility, and Sport horse in hand and trail classes will be held in the Bradley Barn. All other classes, including fun and costume classes, will be held in the livestock facility. For a complete prize list or entry form contact Deneb Thompson at 304-389-5717 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.SAHIBA.org.
Teens can test their cooking skills in a bake off at 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Bake your favorite dessert and bring it in to be judged. There will be prizes for the winner. The event is open only to teens. Call 633-3803 or E-mail email@example.com.
The story of elk in Kentucky will be discussed in a program called “Coal and the Reintroduction of the Elk” at 6-8 p.m. March 15 at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. David Schindler is the featured speaker. For more information, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or the Clear Creek Trailblazers Facebook page.
Corpus Christi fundraiser
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will hold its annual dinner/raffle/auction on March 19 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Doors open for early bidding at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Corpus Christi Academy. In conjunction with Holy Family Radio WLCR AM 1040. RSVP: 722-8090 (ORG-1953).
Bird box installation
A bluebird, wren and wood duck box will be installed at Shelby Trails Park, 5063 Aiken Road, Simpsonville, 9 a.m.-noon March 19. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or the Clear Creek Trailblazers Facebook page for more information.
Roadblocks for Project Graduation
Roadblocks will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19. All proceeds will go to the Shelby County and Collins project graduation.
Shelby Trails info meeting
An informational meeting about the new Shelby Trails Park is 1 p.m. March 19 at Simpsonville Fire Station No. 1. Shelby County Parks Director Clay Cottongim will explain rules of this new park, and maps will be passed out. Questions and concerns will be addressed. For more info, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or the Clear Creek Trailblazers Facebook page.
The Silver Ring Thing
The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) is a high-tech, high-energy performance that educates teens and twenty-something’s about the benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage and the dangers of promiscuous behavior. ALC Pregnancy Resource Center Inc. will host the event 7-9 p.m. March 23 at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact JC Andrews at 412-424-2419 and visit www.silverringthing.com for reservations and information.
Operation Care fundraiser
Roadblocks will be set up 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26 as a fundraiser for Operation Care at the intersections of U.S. 60 at Boone Station and at Zaring Mill and on Taylorsville Road near Walmart.
Clear Creek Conservation Trust and Shelby County Parks will sponsor Trails to the Future program at 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 28. Dan Jones will speak on the 21st century parks and the future of the Clear Creek and Floyds Fork greenways. For more information, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or the Clear Creek Trailblazers Facebook page.
A new exercise class series will continue through March 29. The classes will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Agriculture Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class instructor will be Ron Stewart. The cost of the class series is $30. For more information please call Shelby Fit for Life (647-7867), the extension office (633-4593) or Stewart (437-5022).
The Studio of Making Ends Meet will host a free open sewing class from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 31. The class will make diaper bags to be donated to the Teen Mom Support Group, and all materials will be included. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines if they have one. A sign-up sheet is also available for volunteers to cut and trim. For more information or to sign-up, contact 633-9382.
Concert at Cornerstone
Cornerstone Christian Academy presents Jeff and Sheri Easter in concert 7 p.m. on April 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the opening group “No Tools Loaned” performing at 6 p.m. Premium, general and group tickets are available. Call 633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org to purchase tickets.
Learn chair caning
Learn chair caning 9:30 a.m.-noon on April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Shelby County Library. The event is presented by Tommy Webb and registration is required for adults 18-years and older. The class is limited to 12. Supply fee for cane and tool is $33; bring chair to cane. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org of call 633-3803 for more information.
‘Maggie Delaney’ performance
The Painted Stone Settlers present Maggie Delaney, the story of an indentured servant as portrayed by Carol Jarboe. The performance, which is free, is at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 502-738-9435, 502-228-3746 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org. Registration is requested for seating purposes.
Cutting horse show
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association will hold its next show April 9-10 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. Following that will be shows May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6. Members also will be participating in shows in Duquoin Ill., and at the Kentucky State Fair (Aug. 8-9). For more information, you can visit www.kchacutting.org.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The third annual Kentucky Hwy. 55 yard sale will be April 14-17. The yard sale is open to residents of Carroll, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair, Taylor, Trimble and Russell counties. Originally begun in Shelby County, headquarters for the yard sale will be the old Finchville school in Finchville. If you are interested in holding a yard sale in your community, or would like to reserve a vender’s booth, call 502 834-7754. Let us know where you are located, and we will post you on a map so people can find you.
Touched Twice needs volunteers
A free medical clinic for all of Shelby County is being planned under the auspices of Shelby Touched Twice, a faith-based organization, for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16 at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Volunteers are needed to work in all areas of the clinic on that day. Those interested in volunteering may do so on line at shelbytouchedtwice.com.
Fire department fund-raiser
Shelby County Fire Department Auxiliary will have a spring bazaar at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16 at the firehouse located on Alpine Drive. Lunch is available. For booth information, contact Katie Pryor at 502-480-6251 or Tammy Swigert at 502-643-6785.
Bluebird volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to monitor the bluebird boxes at Red Orchard Park and Shelby Trails Park. Training for volunteers is at 5:30 p.m. on April 19 and during the Earth Day Celebration at Red Orchard on April 30 (time to be announced). Volunteers are needed for 2-week sessions starting May 2 and running through Aug. 21. E-mail email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Girl Scouts annual meeting
The Girl Scout leaders of area 8, Kentuckiana Council, will hold their annual spring association meeting in Shelby County at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30-9 p.m. on April 26. Former leaders and other adults from Shelby, Oldham, Henry, Trimble or Carroll counties who have been in Girl Scouting in the past are ask to attend. Organizers ask that if you have a photo you could scan and E-mail for a scrapbook, please contact Diane Price at 321-5635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also RSVP before April 26.
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1 p.m. April 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. We will have a silent auction in conjunction with the luncheon and will also present the Leadership Shelby Alumnus of the Year award.
Relay for Life fundraiser
The members of Shelby Fit for Life will serve for tips at FireFresh BBQ 5:30-9 p.m. on April 29 with all proceeds going to the Shelby County Relay for Life. Lots of helpers needed. Call 502-647-7867 for more information.
Yoga class at library
Yoga for Seniors (52 yrs & older) at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays through May 23 at Shelby County Public Library. The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 40. Students need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water.
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).
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 June 11 (date pending if more snow days). 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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Free snow shoveling
Need free help shoveling your driveway when it snows? Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will shovel driveways for those in need after any significant snowfalls. A list will be compiled of those requesting service and the snow shovelers will get to as many driveways as possible following the snowfall. Driveways will be evaluated for inclusion on the list. Pre-registration is required. To request this service call 502-220-8570. This is a “Grace Happens” event sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Beginning crochet classes
Beginning Crochet Classes will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 8 at the Extension Office. Robin Dunavan will lead these classes. Class size is limited, so call 633-4593 to sign up. The class fee of $5 includes supplies. Participants will complete a crocheted scarf.
Core and strength training
Core and strength training for persons 18 years and older will be held at the Shelby County Public Library, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. through March 9. The instructor is Kathy Wilhoit. Registration is required, with a limit of 30. Bring a mat, such as a yoga mat, and 5-pound hand weights. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org of call 502-633-3803 for more information.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets March 21, April 18, May 16, 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.
Beginning Spanish class
Beginning Spanish classes will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks through March 29 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost of $50 includes the book. The class will be taught by Adriana Cash. The class is geared toward business, health care and human services personnel, educators and community volunteers. For more information or to sign up call 633-4593.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road on Mondays and Thursdays through April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Free tax assistance
HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc., which is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at 330 Main Street. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (March 5, 19 and April 2) through April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
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.
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. Mondays; 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.
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.
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.
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.