Datebook: March 25, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

This week
Fish fry
Simpsonville Baptist Church is having a fish fry at 5-8 p.m. today. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and includes fish, slaw, baked beans, fries, dessert, drink (hot dogs available for child’s meal). Proceeds to benefit missions.
Fish fry
The Finchville Ruritan Club fish fry is 5-8 p.m. today at the Finchville Ruritan Club in Finchville, Hwy. 55. Take the Taylorsville exit, four miles south from  I-64. The $9 dinner includes a fish sandwich, potato wedges or onion rings, slaw, baked beans, cobbler and a drink.
Lenten fish fry
Church of the Annunciation fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today, April 1, 8 and 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund.
Cancer fundraiser
Team Shelby Fit for Life will host a bunko fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. today at 169 Alpine Drive. All money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. The cost is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. Call Peggy at 647-7867 for more information or to make a donation.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. today at the Cardwell House.
Senior movie days
A movie day for seniors, adults 52+ years, is 1-3 p.m. today, 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.
Operation Care fundraiser
Roadblocks will be set up 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 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.
Volunteer day at animal shelter
The Shelby County Animal Shelter will have a Volunteer Day at 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. The day will include a tour and lots of information. For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator, Kelly Catlett, at kellydcat@bellsouth.net or 502-836-9742.
Community Showcase
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Showcase will be at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Shelby County High School. Vendor displays, entertainment, concessions and a  student technology showcase will be part of the day. Admission is free.
Human Society fundraiser
Runway Rescue, a fundraiser for the Shelby County Humane Society, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Henry Clay, 604 South 3rd St. in Louisville. Events include a gourmet dinner from The Silver Spoon, designer fashion show presented by Glasscock and Chic Boutique, silent and live auctions. For tickets and reservations call Georgia Ferreira at 655-6095 or E-mail georgia@monningtonfarm.com. Tickets are $100 for individuals or $1,000 for a table of 10. Black tie is optional.
Bark Park dedication
The official dedication of Michael Kay’s Bark Park at Red Orchard Park will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. This will be a rain-or-shine event. Atmos Energy will furnish lunch. Come out and see what this park will have to offer. The park is located at 704 Kentucky Street. For more information call 633-5059.
‘Hansel and Gretel’ auditions
Auditions for the Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Hansel and Gretel will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the theater. Roles are available for boys and girls ages 7-12. Participants should come prepared to sing a song (unaccompanied) and do cold readings from the script. The theater is located at 801 Main Street. For more information call 502-633-0222 or E-mail scct@bellsouth.net.
Salad and sewing social
A salad and sewing social is at 1 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall at Finchville Baptist Church. This outreach is for all women of the church, whether you can sew or not. Blankets of all kinds will be made, from quilting to simple fleece tied. All blankets made will be donated to ALC and Making Ends Meet for at-risk pregnancies in Shelby County. For more information, contact Maria Gordon at 633-5002 or maria.gordon1965@gmail.com.

Next Week
Trail-building program
Clear Creek Conservation Trust and Shelby County Parks will sponsor Trails to the Future program at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. 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.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Multi-Purpose board meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.
Landscape pruning demonstration
Confused about which plants to prune and when and how to prune them? Brett Reese, Extension ag agent, will demonstrate and discuss proper pruning of landscape trees and shrubs at 5:30 pm. Tuesday at the Tim McClure Botanical Garden at Clear Creek Park. There will be no cost to attend. Call 633-4593 for more information.
Springtime exercise
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).
Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner at Claudia Sanders 7 p.m. March 29. This will include a free discussion about stress and how it affects your health. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers.
Homemakers bingo event
The Shelby County Extension homemakers sponsor a Meet and Greet Bingo at the Shelby County Extension office 1 p.m. March 29. This is a great opportunity to make new friends. All participants should bring a gift of approximately $5 value.
Open sewing
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.
Fruit tree grafting class
Learn to graft specific fruit tree varieties onto hardy rootstocks at 3 p.m. on April 1 at O.J. Jennings Orchard, located at 266 Hannah Road. Call 633-4593 to reserve your class materials.
Pancake breakfast at lodge
The Wingate Lodge #161 pancake breakfast is 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the lodge in Simpsonville. Proceeds will go to the cemetery fund.
Brush Arbor meeting
Brush Arbor Ministry will have a special event at 6 p.m. on April 2 at the Finchville Ruritan Community Center on KY 55. Music will be performed by Branded for Christ with local ministers. For more information call Jerry Wise, B.A. Ministry, 502-738-9555; Rex Wise, B.A. Ministry, 502-747-5428; Louie Baker, Pillar of Faith, 859-481-4494.
Dressage for beginners
A championship dressage rider, Kimberly Peterson, will help riders understand and ride dressage with private or semi-private lessons April 3 at the Shelby Trails Equine Ed Center, 5063 Aiken Road in Simpsonville. Call 502-232-2110 for more information or E-mail braidpal@insightbb.com.
Body Recall at extension office
Body Recall starts at 10 a.m. on April 4 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Body Recall is not a fast paced aerobic workout and should be safe for most people. Use good common sense and if you have any serious health concerns check with your health care provider before enrolling. For more information and to register, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
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 marketing@scplibrary.net of call 633-3803 for more information.
Arthritis exercise at senior center
The Shelby County Senior Center’s free arthritis exercise will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 6 and run Wednesdays and Fridays through May 27. Sessions will last from a half hour to an hour. Contact Susan at 502-633-2218 for more information or visit our center at 207 Washington Street.
‘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.
Business training session
Community Ventures Corporation, a 4-session intensive business training course, will be held 6-8 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church (CDC building) at 701 Main Street. For more information, call Angela (633-7991).
Pleasureville fish fry

Pleasureville United Methodist Women are having a fish fry at 5-7 p.m. April 9 at their church. The cost is $7.50 and includes fish, hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw, scrumptious homemade dessert and tea/coffee. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Henry County weekend feeding program for grade-school kids.
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.
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. April 10-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 by April 4.
Nature volunteer meeting
Volunteers for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation are needed for the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. There will be a meeting 6 p.m. April 11. Volunteers will have to fill out an application and have background check completed. For more information call Clay Cottongim at 633-5059.
Project graduation meeting
A Project Graduation meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 11 at Shelbyville City Hall. Contact Mary Hayes Smith for more information, 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Agricultural GAP training

A GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification course will be held at 5:30-8 p.m. April 12 at the Cooperative Extension Office. Pizza will be served for dinner. Call 633-4593 to reserve your meal. No cost to attend.
Library’s author event
Gurney Norman will be the guest author 6-7 p.m. April 14 for a third in the series of “Spend an Evening with....” at the Shelby County Public Library He is a charter member of the faculty of the Hindman Settlement School’s Writers Workshop and continues to serve as a senior writer in residence for that annual event. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. All ages are welcome, Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Operation Care style show
Operation Care's Encore Shop will have a style show, showcasing prom dresses and wedding attire, at 5 p.m. April 14 at Operation Care, 708 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville. The dresses and jewelry worn by the models will be available for sale. The Encore Shop features gently used clothing, shoes and jewelry. The Encore Shop is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SBDM schedule at SCHS
SBDM council meetings for Shelby County High School will be at 4 p.m. April 14, May 5 and June 2 at the main office conference room.
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.
Free CPR class
The Shelby County Public Library will host a CPR class 10-11 a.m. April 15, taught by the American Red Cross. This free class is for senior adults 50 years and older. The class covers CPR basics and each person will practice CPR techniques. Completion of this class will not lead to certification. Registration is required with a limit of 15. Call the library 502-633-3803.
Hosparus seeks volunteers
Hosparus needs patient care volunteers and will offer a free training, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15 at its Shelbyville location, 540 Main St. Pre-registration is required by April 8. To register or for more information, contact Denise Stemm at 719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Stemm about future training opportunities.
Project Graduation fundraiser
A PJ party dinner is 5-8 p.m. April 15 at First Christian Church. Come out and wear your favorite PJ's for a night of entertainment and silent auction to raise funds for Project Graduation. The cost is $5 for dinner. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
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.
Mounted Games at Red Orchard
USMGA will sponsor another season of Mounted Games at Red Orchard Park on April 16. A tradition in England is now becoming a fast-growing sport for teaching kids to ride and play with their equine partners. Come out and join the fun or watch the exciting event. For more information call 502-232-2110 or E-mail braidpal@insightbb.com.
Shelbyville golf scramble
The 13th annual City of Shelbyville E-Z Go Textron Charity Golf Scramble is April 18 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. The format will be a 4-person team scramble with prizes awarded to first, second and third places. The second and third place prizes will be determined by a blind-draw. No handicaps will be used. Entry forms are available at Weissinger Hills Golf Course or City Hall. Entry deadline is April 15. For questions contact Bryan Slone at 633-7332.
Agricultural marketing class
A course on marketing trends and practices, including new ideas for selling and promoting your operations and market outlook for grain crops, fruits and vegetables, will be at 6-8 p.m. April 18 at the Cooperative Extension Office.  Dinner will be served. Call 633-4593 to reserve your meal. No cost to attend.
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 hcmeyer@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
Book signing at library
Author Richard W. Luebbert will sell and sign copies of his new book Jesus for the 21 Century, The Unified Gospel 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Shelby County Public Library. The event will be in the reading room on the third floor. The book is the four complete gospels united into one complete account of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
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 spriceathome@aol.com. 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.
Earth Day celebration
Earth Day will be celebrated at Red Orchard Park 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 30. The day will include historical re-enactments, environmental education, wildlife exploration with Raptor Rehab and more. Attending will be E-Cycle, A+Shredding and Shelby County Solid Waste will dispose of your old electronics and paper. Featured will be the grand opening of the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 704 Kentucky Street. Tables will be provided, and all displays will be inside the barn, house or under a tent at the park. A food vendor will be on site. Vendors should RSVP by April 10. Call Clay Cottongim 633-5059 or E-mail Sara.Johns@insightbb.com
Taste of the Oaks
Easter Seals of Louisville’s Taste of the Oaks is May 5 at the Galt House in the Grand Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, and a reserved table for 10 is $750. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781.
Joe B & Denny scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s 6th Annual Joe B and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is May 9 at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Player fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Each foursome plays with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. The fees include 18 holes of golf, cart and green fees, lunch, awards dinner, beverages, and prizes. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502-584-9781.
Luci Center Ball
The Luci Center, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Shelbyville, will hold its annual Luci Ball fundraiser May 14 at Undulata Farm. The theme of this year’s ball is “jeans and jewels.” There will be silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle and other events. For tickets or further information, visit www.thelucicenter.org or call 502-220-4308.
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.
Relay for Life set for May 20
The 2011 Relay for Life will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 20 and 21 at Collins High School. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. To participate on the committee call Lucy at 633-4450 or Karen at 558-5106. For information on cancer call 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Eminence cruise
The big Eminence annual car cruise is 8 p.m. June 4. The event will be held in downtown Eminence.
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 mary@shelbyvillekentucky.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.
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
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts will begin the weekend of May 14 with Cracker Boys. On July 30-31, Leo Knight and Moonlighters are 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.
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.
Animal Shelter’s Bleach Month
The Shelby County New Homemakers’ Club has designated March as “Bleach Month” to support the Shelby County Animal Shelter’s need for bleach to keep its dog runs sanitized. You can donate your bleach at the shelter on Kentucky Street in Shelbyville or at the Shelby County Extension office at 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information, contact Robin Kenyon at 727-2703.
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!
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.
Cutting horse schedule
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association has set its 2011 schedule for events at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road for April 9-10, May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6.
Free tax prep services
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalitions and HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute, in partnership with United Way, have trained volunteers to help with tax returns. Households who earn up to $49,000 in 2010 can have tax done for free. If earnings are up to $57,000, the free self-filing software is available. Visit metrounitedway.org/freetaxprep2011 to get started.
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.
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.
‘Biggest’ Loser competition
Bagdad Baptist Church’s Biggest Loser Competition is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with weigh-in and exercise. On Thursday nights the group exercises at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Jo Newton at 502-633-2310.
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. 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.
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.  
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.
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.
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.
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.

Looking for volunteers
The Luci Center, a horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities, is looking for volunteers to help in the barn, farm upkeep and helping care for horses. Help is needed in the classes with riders. No experience necessary and training is available. If interested attend our next training orientation 5-7:30 p.m. on April 7. The center is at 500 Hebron Road in Shelbyville. For more information or to sign up, call (502) 220-4308.
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.