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Datebook: May 13, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center. This will be a public hearing for the 7th Street Corridor project.
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

Motorcycle safety event
The Honda Gold Wing Riders Association chapter in Shelby County is conducting a motorcycle safety awareness event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the rest stop on I-64 eastbound just east of the Simpsonville exit.
Line dancing lessons
Intermediate and beginner line dancing is 5:50-6:50 p.m. today and May 18, June 1 and 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. This free class is presented by Bob Devers. Registration is required. Limit of 25 for adults 18-years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, not tennis or running shoes. For more information, call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Beekeepers
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Becky Collier at 633-7619.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets noon Thursday at Sam’s Place in Shelbyville.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center.  Rusty Newton with the Shelby County Judge Executive’s Office will be our guest speaker. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Job fairs at library
There will be two job fairs: 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Meet and talk with employers from 20 or more local businesses and industries and receive information about job opportunities. The employers will not attend the second job fair. For more information or to register your business, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
‘Sweeney Todd’ at SCHS
The Shelby County High School drama department presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the SCHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
New cemetery tour
Friends of Grove Hill will kickoff a season of spring and summer events with a special new tour of the cemetery at 6:30 p.m. Friday, starting at the chapel. Refreshments and other materials will be available for a $15 donation. The event will be held rain or shine, with no reservations necessary. For more information, you can E-mail info@grovehillcemetery.net or call 633-2750.
Pork chop dinner
A pork chop dinner is 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at Annunciation Church, 2nd and Main Streets. Proceeds will go toward the building fund.
Long golf scramble
The 16th annual Shelby Community Charities Golf Scramble is Friday and Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. The event will honor George Cottrell. Friday includes a cash bar, live auction and live music. The 6-man golf scramble is $125 per person on Saturday with a dance and auction that evening. Couples attending that do not participate in the scramble can attend for $80 per couple, which includes appetizers, drinks and dancing. For more information call Jeff Long at 502-387-9290; scramble, Jimmy Willard at 321-1111; and for auction information or to make a donation, call Kristian Ruble at 633-8578.
Street Party concerts begin
Downtown Shelbyville Street Party concerts will begin Friday and Saturday this week, with Cracker Boys performing on Saturday night. Friday night’s concert will be at the parking lot between 6th and 7th streets, and on Saturday there will be music by the fountain across from the courthouse. Monthly concerts will continue through October.
Women’s spiritual retreat
A women’s spiritual retreat, hosted by minister Cassandra Gray of Shelbyville,  is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Country Lake Christian Retreat Center, 812 Country Lake Road, Underwood, Ind. Other speakers include co-pastors Patricia Young, Lavonda Weber and Bridgette Jones. The theme is “discovering the queen within.” For more information, call 633-7991 or E-mail cgray@newmtziononline.com
Cushmans in Finchville
Cushmans Club members will display their miniature motorbikes Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Contact Alice Montgomery (502) 425-1997 for further information
Bagdad Days to honor vets
Bagdad Days on Friday and Saturday will honor WWII veterans as the grand marshals of the parade. The processional will step off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants will need to be at the Bagdad square at 9:30 a.m. Contact Jeanna Foster 502-633-9444 to participate. There will be a 5K run/walk on Saturday. For a race form, visit www.bagdadbaptist.com and click on the events tab or contact Phyllis Bailey at 640-6062.
Luci Center Ball
The Luci Center, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Shelbyville, will hold its annual Luci Ball fundraiser Saturday 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.
Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club Horse Show is Saturday on KY 53/44. Classes included are gaited, western and contest. Visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com or on Facebook. The meetings are every Thursday before the show at 7 p.m. at Cot Thompson’s barn (Pappy’s Place) on Hwy. 44 just outside of Mount Eden. Membership dues are $10 single, $15 couple and $25 family.
Lake Shelby cleanup
Help the Clear Creek Trailblazers and the Clear Creek Conservation Trust with the annual Lake Shelby/Clear Creek clean-up 9 a.m.-noon Saturday Meet at the main shelter at Lake Shelby. For more information visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
SCHS Relay fundraiser
Shelby County High School Relay for Life Team will host a 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday. It will be the “Formal 5K,” with students receiving a discount on their registration if they wear their prom dresses or tuxedos to the race. All proceeds will go the Shelby County Relay for Life. For more information, call 633-2344, ext. 181.
The Blue Mile

The Blue Mile, a free county-wide elementary mile-long event, is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Shelby County High School cross-country track on Benson Road, across from East Middle School. Prizes will be given to the school with the most participants (boys and girls) as well as the top 10 winners. Everyone gets a certificate. This event, open to all third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. For more information, call Sally Zimmerman or Brian Crumbo at SCHS (633-2344).
Postal food drive

Postal letter carriers are conducting a food drive is Saturday. They request donations of non-perishable food items to be placed in a bag next to mail boxes. They will be picked up and taken to a local food bank.
Kentucky Stamp Club meeting

The Kentucky Stamp Club meets 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes Street in Frankfort. The program will be on the Washington-Franklin stamps of 1907-22 and will be given by Jim Kulwicki. The public is invited.
Country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville country ham breakfast is 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The menu includes country ham, gravy, eggs, potatoes and biscuits.
Mounted Games at Red Orchard
USMGA will sponsor another season of Mounted Games 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at Red Orchard Park. A tradition in England is now becoming a fast-growing sport for teaching kids to ride and play with their equine partners. For more information call 502-232-2110 or E-mail braidpal@insightbb.com.
Church bazaar
The Cropper Baptist Church Bazaar, sponsored by Cropper Baptist Children in Action, will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Cropper Ruritan Club in Cropper. Booths are available for indoor ($15) and outdoor ($10) set-ups and are available at 7 a.m. the morning of the event. Tables and chairs will be provided. For more information contact Sandy Powell at 502-220-3322. Proceeds from the booth rentals and food purchases go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  
Free plants
A free plant give-a-way and swap is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. Available will be free plants, seedlings and “thinnings” of many varieties. Some tools and supplies will be given away as well. If you wish to bring some “thinnings” from your garden to share, you may do so, but it is not required. Call 502-647-3696 for more details.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
Corpus Christi open houses
Corpus Christi Academy is holding open houses at 2-5 p.m. Sunday and May 22 at 7010 U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. Call 722-8090 for more information. The last day of school is May 27.
Peony Festival
Whitehall House and Gardens will host its eighth annual Peony Festival on Monday at historic Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Road. This event is free. A peony sale will be 5:30-6:15 p.m. or until supplies last for $20 per plant. This event will also feature a lecture by Roy G. Klehm, one of the country’s foremost peony authorities. The cost for attending the lecture is $15 person. For more information on the festival, including the sale or the lecture, contact Whitehall at 502-897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Relay for Life meetings
The 2011 Relay for LIfe bank night is Tuesday at Citizens Union Bank on Midland Trail.
Reptile session
A representative from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will present a program on Reptiles of Kentucky at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center. For more information visit  www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
The Jennie C Benedict Circle meets noon on Tuesday at various members’ homes. Contact Zerilda Frantz, president at 502-633-4490.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
Beginning crochet class
Shelby County Extension Office’s beginning crochet classes meet at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays starting May 17 and continuing through June 14. The class fee of $5 includes a crochet hook and yarn to complete the scarf project. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to reserve a spot as class size is limited.

Next Week
Learning Disabilities group
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. May 19.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets May 19 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Stingray registration
The Stingray Summer Swim Team registration is 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Family Activity Center. For more information, call Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation (633-5059).
Project Graduation volunteer training
Any person who is volunteering or wants to work the night of Project Graduation on June 4 should attend one of the training sessions, at 6 p.m.-7 p.m. May 19 or May 26, at the Shelby County High School Auditorium. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 487-8205.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. May 20.
Lake Shelby fish fry
Lake Shelby will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. on May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. The cost is $8.50 per plate or items may be purchased separately. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Kids Korner
Kids Korner will be May 21. Centenary United Methodist Church hosts the 10 a.m.-noon program for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Odyssey poker run fundraiser
A poker run is 1 p.m. May 21 at the Taylorsville Lake day-ride area. Admission is $7 per person or $10 for a pair. All money will go towards students going to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition in Maryland. There will be a split-the-pot prize. Call 502-544-2999 for more information.
Garlic mustard removal
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will meet at the back parking area of Lake Shelby to continue work on pulling out garlic mustard that has threatened to take over the forest floor 9 a.m.-noon May 21. Recipes will be available. For more information or to help visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Church fundraiser yard sale
Simpsonville Christian Church’s annual yard sale is May 21 in fellowship hall of the church. The sale begins at 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. A large variety of stuff is for sale.
Relay for Life
The 2011 Relay for Life will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 20 and 21 at Collins High School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. 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. Cancer survivors are invited to participate in the survivors lap and special recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. Pre-registration by May 1 is encouraged to insure adequate T-shirts and gifts are ordered. Request a registration form by calling Peggy Tschauner, Survivor Chair, at 647-7867 or via E-mail at shelbyffl@yahoo.com. Visit www.relayforlife.org/relay/survivors to register of contact Peggy by E-mail for the link. Register early!  Celebrate Life with More Birthdays! 
Corpus Christi golf scramble
Corpus Christi Academy (formerly Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy) will hold a golf scramble May 21 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30. Cost $65 per player or $260 per 4-person team. Includes green fees, cart and Famous Barrel Smoked BBQ dinner. Refreshments provided on course. To enter, contact Mike Lambert at 633-2490 or at Kent Herold 647-1479.
Cutting horse show
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association has set its 2011 schedule for events at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road for May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6.
BloomFest, spring plant sale
Bernheim Forest’s bloomFest and spring plant sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21 with the plant sale starting at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. for Bernheim members.) Both events are at the visitor center and are free after entering Bernheim (members are free and non-members are $5 per car). Visit www.bernheim.org for more information.
Kyle Houchin memorial scramble
The seventh annual Kyle Houchin Wildlife Memorial Scramble will be at Weissinger Hills Golf Course on May 21. The cost to play is $70, and hole sponsorships are available for $50. There are two playing sessions available, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and openings for playing and sponsorships are available. To register a team or player, call Dallas Kingsolver at 321-0176. To sponsor a hole, contact Tom Houchin at 321-6541.
Writing seminar
Confessions of Working Writers II, presented by Clear Creek Writers Group, is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 21. A gathering of writers, both published and seeking to be, will share ideas, inspirations and motivations at 934 Main St. The lunchtime keynote speaker is Laura Resnick.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on May 26. Mary Overall will be hostess, and Sherry Smith will have the program.
Upcoming
Multi-Purpose board meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors meets 1:30 p.m. May 23. The meeting will be held at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Building. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.
Fire department golf scramble
The Shelby County Fire Department is hosting the 16th annual golf scramble to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children beginning at 8 a.m. May 23 at Weissinger Hills. The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. Call 502-633-6648 or visit www.shelbycofire.com for more information and registration forms.
Homemakers annual meeting
The Shelby County Extension Homemaker members and potential members annual meeting is May 24 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. The meeting begins with dinner at 6 p.m.  After a short business meeting, the program, “Rosemary Clooney, a Sentimental Journey” will be presented by Bet Stewart, the artistic director of Intuition Theater in Cincinnati. To register call 633-4593 by May 20. The reservation costs $10.
Fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 fish fry is 5-7 p.m. May 27. The menu includes fish, baked beans, fries, cole slaw and dessert.
Realtors golf scramble
The 2011 Shelbyville Board of Realtors Golf Scramble, which benefits its scholarship fund, is June 3 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Check in, lunch and practice is 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start for 18 holes is 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player and reservations will be taken on first-come, first-served basis. For more information call, Shawn Willard (502-553-1880) or Nancy Edwards (633-3335).
Eminence cruise
The big Eminence annual car cruise is 8 p.m. June 4. The event will be held in downtown Eminence.
Miss Heart of America Pageant
The Miss Heart of America Pageant is 2 p.m. June 5 at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, at 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway. This pageant is a food drive for Wayside Christian Mission. Each pageant contestant is required to turn in a minimum of 10 non perishable food items. The pageant is open to all ages. This title is awarded to the contestant who turns in the most non perishable food items. Contestants must preregister at www.missheartofamerica.com/jeffersoncountyky. Attire is casual wear. No pageant dress is needed until the state and national competitions. This is an open pageant, and you do not have to live in Jefferson County to compete.
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
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 4 beginning at 11 p.m. Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors for a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free. Volunteers are needed for two-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to volunteer 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have a car cruise at 5-9 p.m. June 4 in the parking lot next to Hardee’s on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.
Walk for Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Kentucky Region seeks teams and individuals to participate in the inaugural Walk for Wishes on June 11 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration for this non-competitive 5K walk is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit www.makeawishky.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team.
Chicken dinner workshops
River Song Farm will host chicken dinner workshops starting June 11 each Saturday afternoon through July. You will learn to take a chicken the field to the table. The cost is $20-$32 by reservation only. Call 502-422-2069 or visit http://riversongfarm.com/workshops/chicken-dinner-workshop/
History camp about WWII
A “World War II Shelby County at Home and Abroad” history camp is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21-23, sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society. Campers will learn what was happening in Shelby County and in the world between 1941-1945 and meet veterans from Shelby County who served in the armed forces. In the grand finale, campers will present a USO show on the stage of the Shelby County Community Theatre, full of drama and songs of the war period. The camp fee is $30 per child for students who have finished first grade to 12-years-old. Visit www.shelbykyhistory.org to find the registration form. Call 633-5473 for more information. Make your check to the Shelby County Historical Society and mail to Shelby County Historical Society, P.O. Box 444, Shelbyville, Ky. 40066.
Shelby Prevention fundraiser
Shelby Prevention will host a murder mystery party, Dazzled to Death, at 6:30-10 p.m. June 25 at 1421 Flat Rock Road. The cost is $30 for a character ticket and $20 for a non-character ticket. Appetizers will be available throughout the evening, and a silent auction will be held. To purchase a ticket, contact Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Leesa.Stivers@shelby.kyschools.us.
Flea market/car show
A flea market/yard sale is July 1-3 in Finchville. For booth rental information, call 502-834-7754. The antique car show is July 3. There will be special trophies for the top 35, along with prizes for various categories. For information call 502-220-9452. Both will be at the Finchville Community Center in Finchville on KY 55, 4 miles south of I 64.
Mud bog in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan Mud Bog is 1 p.m. July 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan grounds. Call Yvette Perry 502-376-4291 or E-mail myvetteperry@bellsouth.net for more information.
SCHS Class of ‘76 35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242.
Yoga for seniors
Yoga for seniors will be noon-1 p.m. on Mondays beginning Aug. 22-Oct. 31 (excluding Sept. 5) at the Shelby County Public Library for seniors (50 years and older). The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 35. For more information, call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.

Recurring
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Neutral One, between Tractor Supply and Peddler’s Mall and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a sample/clip to Shelbyville’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Arthritis exercise at senior center
The Shelby County Senior Center’s free arthritis exercise will begin at 10:30 a.m. 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.  
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
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.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. 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.  
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts 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.

Announcements
Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.