Datebook: May 8, 2013

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This week
Blood drives in Shelby
Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville; noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road; and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 13 at Simpsonville Baptist Church, 7208 Shelbyville Road.
‘American El Dorado’ presentation
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, as described in American El Dorado, will be presented by Ron Elliot at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Elliot, author of the book, will tell the story of Phillip Arnold and John Slack, cousins from Hardin County who convinced some of America’s most notable citizens to invest in their discovery of an untouched field of precious stones in an unspecified Western location. Registration is required and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact 633-3803.
JHS Women’s Health Fair
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s eighth annual Women’s Health Fair from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Events include a silent auction, community awards, informative health screenings and more. Dr. Whitney Jones with Midwest Gastroenterology will be the keynote speaker, and Jean West, WAVE-Channel 3 news anchor, show host and personality, will emcee. The cost is $20 per person or $160 per table of eight. Deadline for reservations is May 3, and tickets can be purchased at the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Pillar Shop at 502-647-4369 or by visiting  www.jhsmh.org/womenswellnessaffair.
Diabetes education, demonstration
The Shelby County Diabetes Coalition will host a diabetes education and food demonstration from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Missy Beauty Shop, 514 South 7th Street. There will be door prizes and free educational literature for participants. Seating is limited. RSVP to Missy Harwell at 502-489-0799 or Linda Simms at 502-257-4063.
Mother’s Day celebration
Crescent Place Assisted Living will sponsor an open house and Mother’s Day celebration at 2 p.m. Thursday at 148 Allen Drive in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Lori Zepeda at 502-633-6622 or  contact@crescentplaceassistedliving.com.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Guest speaker will be Sue Fleschner with the Kiwanis KY-TN district.  She will be talking about the Eliminate Project, which is the signature project of Kiwanis International. Lunch is provided, and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Tana Peers at 502-257-2557, E-mail tana.peers@insightbb.com or Danny Keeton at 502-647-3252, E-mail demond072@msn.com.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Shelby County Extension Office. The next meeting’s speaker will be xx. For more information, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Senior citizen driving class
An AARP driver safety class for drivers older than 55 will be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class costs $14. There are no written or driving tests. Participants can check with their insurance companies to understand the discounts they would receive by completing this course. For more information or to reserve a seat in the class, call 633-4593.
SCHS after-prom party
Shelby County High School’s after-prom party will be from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday at Highland Baptist Church. There will be food and prizes, and admission is free. For more information, contact www.shelbyprevention.com.
Centro Latino fundraiser
Centro Latino will host a wine tasting benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Lane (turn east off KY 55 just south of I-64). Tickets are $25; cash and checks only. Event includes music, catered hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds go to help care for families who need food and clothing. For more information or to donate to silent auction, contact 502-647-3349.
Relay cookout
Citizens Union Bank will have a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to benefit Shelby County Relay for Life. The menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks and desserts.
Long golf scramble
The 17th annual Shelby Community Charities Michael Long Golf Scramble is Friday and Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. The first day includes live auction and live music. The 6-person golf scramble is $125 per person on Saturday, with a dance and auction that evening. Dance tickets for those who do not participate in the scramble are $80 per couple, which includes drinks and dancing. A pork chop dinner will be provided. For more information, call Lawrence Montalto at 417-4533 or Jimmy Willard at 321-1111. For auction information or to make a donation, call Kristian Ruble at 633-8578.
Memorial jazz concert
Former students of three of Shelby County’s musical teachers will perform at the Ernie Thelkheld/Susie Saunders/Mel Owen Memorial Jam at 6 p.m. until ? on Saturday at Shelby County High School. The session also will include ensemble groups from Collins High School and SCHS. Admission will be free, but donations will be accepted for the music programs at Collins and SCHS.
Wingate Lodge country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The menu also includes potatoes, eggs, gravy and biscuits. The cost will be a donation of $8 for adults, and $4 for children.
Mud bog
A mud bog will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Waddy Ruritan Cub on King’s Highway in Waddy. Gates will open at 10 a.m., and drivers will meet at noon. For more information, contact Rod Willard 502-817-6021.
WaterStep Awareness concert
Collins High School National Honor Society will sponsor a WaterStep Awareness concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the school’s courtyard. Admission price is any old pair of shoes. This event is to raise awareness for an organization that helps Third World countries receive clean, healthy water though donations of any old shoes. There will be live music and refreshments. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.edgeoutreach.com.
Horse show in Mount Eden
Mount Eden Saddle Club will have a horse show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds on KY 53. Classes are for youth/adult Western/gaited, pleasure and contest. For more information, call Leslie Smitha at 502-321-8166, Sharon Gilbert at 502-738-9741, Chasidy Hawkins at 502-680-0497 or Brooke Gilbert at 502-902-1754 or visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com.
Plant give-a-way
A free plant give-a-way and swap will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (rain or shine and no early birds) at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. Free plants, seedlings and “thinnings” of many varieties will be available. Some tools and supplies will be given away as well. Bring “thinnings” from your garden to share, if possible. For more information, contact 502-647-3696.
Mother’s Day craft at Red Orchard
Children can attend a nature craft event at the Miller Outdoor Education Center in Red Orchard Park, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, where they can decorate their very own Mother’s Day flower pot. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Stormhaven fundraiser
Stormhaven Youth Ranch at 504 Christiansburg Road will have a fund-raising event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with benefits going to the ranch that helps disadvantaged children. For more information, contact 502-655-0845.
Volunteer day at Red Orchard
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will pull garlic mustard that has made its home in the woods near the creek at Red Orchard Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. To help, meet at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 9 a.m. Dress for the weather. Gloves, tools, water and snacks will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Easter Seals golf scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s eighth annual Joe B. and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is Monday at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Each foursome plays 18 holes of golf with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. Individual golfer fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Fees include green fees, golf cart, lunch, beverages all day, prizes and awards dinner. For information, call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781 or visit www.eastersealslouisville.org.
Blood Drive
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Sewing circle
Sew with others anytime from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Teachers will help complete sewing UFOs (unfinished objects) or work on the sewing project of the month. The sewing project for April is the Fat Quarter Serger jacket. To receive a supply list, call 633-4593. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Day of prayer for health personnel
Highland Baptist Church will host a “prayer for those who care for life” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for all medical care personnel in the community. Those attending will be given the opportunity to express prayer concerns and then will be prayed for. All of the community’s caregivers are invited to join for this time of prayer and affirmation.
Volunteer day at Lake Shelby
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will be at the Squire Boone Trail that goes along Lake Shelby for more garlic mustard removal and trash pickup from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Meet at 6 p.m. in the parking area at the end of Don Cubert Road. Dress for the weather. Gloves, tools, water and snacks will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

Next week
Hosparus volunteer event
Hosparus needs volunteers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program. A free volunteer training will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday (lunch provided) at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To register, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.org by May 10.
Reed educational scholarship
The Shelbyville Area NAACP Branch is seeking applicants for the Eunice Marie Payne Reed Educational Scholarship. The local branch is offering two scholarships this year to graduating high school students from the Shelbyville/Shelby County area and/or surrounding communities that plan to attend a community and technical college, four year college or university in the fall of 2013. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday. For more information, contact Janice Harris, president, 502-633-4779.
Diabetes seminar
Henry Bryan will present a free educational program at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Road, to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experiences while living with diabetes. The meeting will be in Spanish and English. For more information, contact Poliana Leite at 502-633-4593 or poliana.leite@uky.edu.
Pirates at library
Elementary story hour on “Pirates” will be May 16 at the Shelby County Public Library for kindergarten through fifth-graders. Books will be read about pirates and everyone attending will get some pirate gold. Feel free to wear pirate costumes. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Princess and pirate tea at library
A princess and pirate tea party will be at the Shelby County Public Library. Preschool-aged children will be from 11 a.m. to noon on May 17 and preschool-through-third-grade on May 18. Children may wear princess or pirate clothing or Sunday dress. Registration is required, with a maximum of 50 children. For more information or registration, call 633-3803.
Blood drives in Shelby
Blood drives in Shelby County will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Shelby County American Red Cross, 1201 Mount Eden Road; 1 to 5 p.m. on May 20 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St.; 2 to 6 p.m. on May 21 at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail; 1 to 5 p.m. on May 23 at Kroger, 311 Boone Station Road; and 1 to 6 p.m. on May 30 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road.
Bagdad Days
Bagdad Days will be May 17 and 18. A dinner and variety show featuring youth from Bagdad Baptist Church is May 17. Advance tickets are available. All other events will be May 18, including a pancake breakfast, yard sales, 5K run/walk, silent auction, inflatable rides, parade at 10 a.m., SCHS dance team performance, chili cook-off with cash prizes awarded, quilt show displaying handiwork from Bagdad community, free Bingo, pie wheel, pedal pull tractor, dog show, tricycle obstacle, log sawing, live music. About 1,000 helium balloons will be released at 4 p.m. For information or to register for the run/walk, contact event chair Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062 or visit www.bagdadbaptist.com.
Hoosier Cushman club
The Hoosier Cushman Club will be at the Finchville Community Center on KY from May 17-19. For more information, send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Tour de Cure cycling event
The American Diabetes Association’s annual Tour de Cure cycling event is May 18 at Norton Commons to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes. The event is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 1 and 5-mile family rides to 20-, 40- and 60-mile rides. The route will feature rest stops with food and beverages along scenic roads in Kentucky including Oldham, Jefferson and Shelby counties that ends with a complimentary lunch, entertainment and free massage. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 888-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/louisvilletourdecure.
Fish dinner in Pleasureville
The Pleasureville United Methodist Church will have a fish dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 18. The price will be $8 and will include two pieces of fish, hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink.
Bagdad Ruritan fish fry
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on May 18. For more information, contact Kac Newton at 502-321-1343 or Karen Sharp at 502-437-5657.
Downtown Shelbyville concert series
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be at 7 p.m. (except for July 26) Saturday nights this summer at 5th and Main streets in downtown Shelbyville. Shows begin May 18, with Ralph Curtis and his All American Band. Other dates are June 29, ACT III; July 26 (at 6 p.m.), Will Husband; July 27, Nobodyz Bizzness (with Shelby County Car Club show as part of Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee); Aug. 24, New Breed; Sept. 7, Hard Rock City (including car cruise). For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
Memorial dedication
A memorial dedication at Lebanon Cemetery will begin at 2:30 p.m. on May 19, in the Bald Knob Section of Franklin County, northwest of Frankfort. The event will be in recognition of 1805 pioneers, John and Mary “Molly” Metcalfe Rodgers, who helped settle Shelby, Franklin and the surrounding counties. The public is invited with special invitation to the descendants of the Rodgers, who are primarily through Eli and Albert Rodgers for local branches.
Yamuna upper back workshop
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a Yamuna “save your upper back” workshop at 2-4 p.m. May 19 in the aerobics room at the Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park. Register at the FAC front desk by May 17. Registration and payment are required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.

Crusade golf scramble
The Shelby County Suburban Fire District will have its 18th annual golf scramble to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children on May 20 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per player and includes green fee, cart, coffee and a box lunch. For more information, contact the Shelby County Fire Department at 502-633-6648.
Community swim meet
The Shelby County Community swim meet will be May 22 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Warm-up starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer for FAC members and $8 for non-members. Registrations will be accepted at the FAC until 5:15 p.m. on the day of the event. For registration information, visit www.shelbycountyparks.com and click FAC, aquatics.
Movie night at Red Orchard Park
Movie night in the barn at Red Orchard Park is 6-10:30 p.m. May 22. The feature presentation is The Sandlot, a comedy about a group of kids who find adventures in baseball, a treehouse, a lifeguard, the rival ball team and the travelling fair. The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open from 6-8 p.m. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m. Kids are free, and a $5 donation is suggested for adults. Concessions will be available as well. All proceeds go towards future activities and displays in the Miller Outdoor Education Center. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Downton Abbey-era show
Downton Abbey Era: Titanic to the Twenties will be at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Shelby County Public Library. “Regency High Tea” will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers will be at 6:30 p.m. Downstairs the servants practice the Grizzly Bear and the Foxtrot. Upstairs Lady Violet accepts an invitation to waltz. Learn about how the era was reflected in the social dances of the time. (No one will be admitted after dancers begin to perform.) Registration is required for adults 18 years and older, with a limit of 60. No group registration, children or cameras. Come in period costume if you wish. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Simpsonville barbecue
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a barbecue to support the missions from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 24. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich, two sides, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Take-out is available.
No Kill Mission anniversary celebration
The Shelby County No Kill Mission will host a 5-year anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Activities include food, vendors, blessing of the animals, micro chipping, kids activities and adoptable pets. Anyone who has a rescue animal from any rescue organization is welcome to be in the “I Found My Forever Home” parade. “Mini” float are welcome. A costume contest will be part of the parade. Admission is a donation of paper towels, bleach, trash bags, dog/cath food, dog/cat treats, litter, cages and carriers for transportation. Keep pets on a leash during the event. Contact Carol Larson at clarson@cimplicity.org.
Bagdad Crusade kickoff
The Bagdad Fire Department will host a Crusade For Children kickoff block party on May 25 at the fire station in Bagdad. The event will begin at noon with games and activities for families and children. A Wii tournament will begin at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $5, with a prize to the winner. Food, including ribeye sandwiches, will be available for purchase. The children’s activities will continue into the evening when Silver Wings takes the stage to perform. For more information, contact Mike Roberts at 502-220-0934. All proceeds from the event will benefit the 2013 Crusade for Children.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on May 25, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 at the fairgrounds. Gate admission is $2, and 6-year-olds and younger are free. For more information, contact Frank Rearden at 502-232-5138, Preston McDonald at 502-422-0176, Connie McDonald at 502-232-0739, Mary Lisby at 502-738-5388, Mae Rearden at 502-991-1505 or John Shouse at 502-437-7083.
Relay captains meetings
Team captain meetings for the 2013 Relay for Life will be at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road in the conference room. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/shelbyky. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Anyone interested in serving on a committee can contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at peggy.tschauner@insightbb.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net; team development chair, Betsy Langness at, betsy.langness@kctcs.edu; team retention chair, Sunny Hipple at sunnyrayh@gmail.com; team mentoring chair, Kelly Catlett at kellydcat@bellsouth.net.
Democratic Jefferson-Jackson day dinner
The Shelby County Democratic Jefferson-Jackson day dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. on May 29 at Claudia Sanders. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Louisville) will be the keynote speaker, and among others expected to attend will be Attorney General Jack Conway, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Auditor Adam Edelen, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and House Speaker Greg Stumbo. For more information or tickets, contact Fielding Ballard, Shelby County Democratic chair, at 633-1424.
‘An Evening of Culture’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, will be May 31, June 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and June 2 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students, and go on sale May 17. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The play is sponsored by Citizens Union Band and City of Shelbyville. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Mah jong at library
Game day – Mah Jong will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. May 31 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. The next meeting dates will be June 21 and 28. Beginners are welcome, and instructors are available. For more information or to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. May 31. The menu includes fish, three sides, dessert and drink.
Car show at library
A car show with Model A trucks and classic cars will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Shelby County Public Library’s parking lot. Street performance will be at 11 a.m. by the Hardwood Stompers line dancers. For more information, contact 633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Habitat golf scramble
Shelby County’s Habitat for Humanity golf scramble for will be June 3 at Persimmon Ridge Country Club. Shotgun starts at noon. The cost is $125 for individuals or $500 for a foursome. This is the Habitat’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more information, contact Sherry Pearcy at 502-939-5842 or jjdacks@msn.com or contact Habitat at 502-633-5518 or www.habitatshelbyky.org.
Relay bank night is June 4
Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. June 4 at Citizens Union Bank main branch. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at peggy.tschauner@insightbb.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net.
History camp
The Shelby County Historical Society will host its 2013 history camp on June 4-6 for 7-to-12-year-olds. Attendees will interact with gilded- age personalities of Elijah Marrs, the Wright Brothers, George Eastman, Mark Twain, Julia Tevis and Teddy Roosevelt. Activities include scavenger hunts, build-your-own model plane, brownie box camera, nature walks, music, singing, dancing and lots more fun. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, visit www.shelbykyhistory.org.
Relay for Life set for June 8
The 2013 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at noon on June 8 at Shelby County High School. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Teams of eight to 15 people from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations  participate, with team members taking  turns walking on the track. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at peggy.tschauner@insightbb.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
New Castle Spring Fling
The 31st annual New Castle Spring Fing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, farmer’s market, exhibits, 5K run/walk, car/truck/motorcycle show, bands, children’s activities, silent auction, games, parade, re-enactors, street dance, citywide yard sales and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit http://www.newcastleky.com/ or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals.
Bagdad Ruritan flea market
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a flea market on June 8-9. For booth rental or more information, contact Kac Newton at 502-321-1343 or Karen Sharp at 502-437-5657 or E-mail flaggirl@att.net.
Emergency management class
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management will offer ICS-400 classes beginning at 9 a.m. June 17 and 18 at 98 7th Street in Shelbyville. Deadline for registration is June 3. The course is specifically intended for those emergency response personnel who have duties that require that they be directly involved in incident management or command at either a “field” Incident command post or in a city, county, or regional emergency operations center (EOC). A minimum of 20 advance student registrations is required and must be received by June 3. To register, visit www.kyem.ky.gov/training. Students will be notified if the course is cancelled. For more information, contact Barbara Hundley at 502-607-2693 or E-mail Barbara.g.hundley.nfg@mail.mil.
Family festival at Olive Branch
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, will host a Family and Friends Fun Festival on June 29. Events include inflatables for the children, face painting and other games. Booths will include crafts, jewelry and other things for sale. Food will include hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the men, funnel cakes and fried green tomatoes. Gospel music shows can be heard throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Production of ‘South Pacific’
Shelby County Community Theatre will have its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on July 19-21 and 26-28. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or jedsn799@yahoo.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.

Divorce care group
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a Divorce Care group at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday through May 1. The class will be led by retired family and marriage counselor Mike Waterman. For more information or to register, contact 722-5246, ext. 18.
Diabetes workshops
Diabetes workshops will be from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays through May 20 in the conference room at Clear Creek Family Activity Center, 717 Burks Branch Road. To register, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
Free GED classes
The current GED version is expiring at the end of 2013. New classes for April 2013 are forming now at the Shelby County Adult Education Center, 1361 Frankfort Road. To register, call 502-213-3669.
JCTC Adult Education program
Extended GED class hours starts today at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby County Adult Education and offers extended GED class hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in room 125 of JCTC. Classes will be noon to 4:00 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the Shelby County Public Library. For more information, call 502-213-3669.
Relay for Life fundraiser
Church of Annunciation is selling chances to win a Cracker Barrel rocking chair up as a fundraiser for  Relay for Life, which is June 8. For more information, contact Heidi Willhoite at hidehoho@aol.com.
Free keyboarding class
Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus Adult Education is offering a free keyboarding class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through June 22. Space is limited. To register, call 502-213-3669. Located at 1361 Frankfort Road.
Farmers’ market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October at the Coots barn, Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail. Come meet local vendors with wonderful fresh produce of many kinds, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, honey, cut flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods, and more, including live music by the “Farmer’s Market Jammers.” The market family and customers are welcome back for a fresh “taste” of Shelby County. “Like” us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Shelby-County-Kentucky-Farmers-Market/173755406108757?fref=ts.
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 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.
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@insightbb.com.
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.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
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.
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.
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 or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. 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 Amy at 633-5518.
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 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
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.
Zumba at the library
Tiffany Fisher will be the instructor for Zumba 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. 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.
Free Zumba class
A free women’s Zumba class will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a video-driven class held in the Family Life Center. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
‘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 2 p.m. on Sundays, 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.
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.
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.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
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/.

Community foundation grants schedule
The Shelby County Community Foundation Partner-ship Grants Committee has announced the schedule for grant applications for 2013. All applications must be submitted no later than June 28.  Organizations that qualify for grants  are:  501 (3) non-profits, Ecumenical religious organizations (two or more different denominations), and governmental organizations. Application forms can be downloaded from the Foundation Website at shelbyccf.org.
Booster Cub officer nominations
Collins High School Booster Club officer nominations are being accepted now through May 1. Submit nominations for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer to the school office or call 647-1160. Elections will be on May 14.
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.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
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 Judy 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.-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.
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.