Datebook: November 21, 2012

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Public meetings
The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.

This week
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shelby Development board meeting
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at the Cardwell House.
Smith-Berry open house
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery will host its annual open house at 2-5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1 to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Musical guests will be Steve Cooley and Mike Schroder of Hog Operation. No tickets or reservations needed. For more information, call 888-845-7091 or 502-845-7091 or visit www.smithberrywinery.com.

Next week
Cornerstone fruit sale
Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a fundraiser fruit sale of Florida oranges, tangelos, tangerines, grapefruit or mixed fruit gift baskets now through Nov. 26. Delivery date will be Dec. 14. For more information, visit www.CCAofKY.org or call 633-4070.
Dairy marketing meeting
A dairy marketing and price risk management seminar will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The speaker will be Kenny Burdine of the University of Kentucky’s ag economics department, who specializes in livestock price risk protection, marketing and outlook. A free meal will be served at noon for those who call to reserve a meal. For more information, call 633-4593.
Book discussion at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center Book Club will meet for those in the community who want to read and discuss books about conservation, beginning from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and continuing with the fourth Thursday of each month. This month’s selection is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. To get a copy, visit the Shelby County Public Library or Sixth and Main Coffee, E-mail clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
AARP driver safety class
An AARP driver safety class for drivers age 55 and older will be from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class costs $14 and is free to veterans and their spouses. There are no written or driving tests. Some participants may be eligible for discounts from their insurance companies. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 633-4593.
Titans dance clinic
Collins High School dance team will have a dance clinic for grades kindergarten through seventh grade from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. Participants will learn a dance routine that will be performed at the CHS basketball game on Dec. 1. The cost is $35, which includes a custom T-shirt and admission to the game. Deadline to sign up and receive a tee shirt is Tuesday. Make checks payable to CHS Dance and mail to 122 Fairview Dr. Simpsonville, 40067. For more information, send an E-mail to michelle.isenberg@shelby.kyschools.us.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society is now displaying 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 mid-December. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Project Linus
Project Linus will meet noon-2 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Shelby County Public Library Hudson room. Knit, quilt or crochet crafters are wanted, and invited, to make a comfort blanket for this project. For more information call 633-3803.
‘Parent’s night out’ at WMS
The West Middle School cheerleading competition squad will host a “Parent’s Night Out” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at West Middle for children ages 4 years through fifth grade. Pizza supper and snack will be provided for $20 per child. Kids can come in their pajamas for a Polar Express theme. No preregistration required. For more information, contact Lisa at 502-655-0905.
‘Harvey’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Harvey by Mary Chase, will be Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Actors are asked to bring a headshot and resume, if available. The cast calls for six men and six women. Actors who are comfortable playing roles in ages from the early 20s to 60+ are encouraged to audition. Actors who cannot attend one of the scheduled audition dates can E-mail director Bob Zielinski at bandbzielinski@aol.com to arrange another date and time. Performance dates are Feb. 15-17 and 22-24. The theater is located at 801 Main Street.
Project Graduation meeting
All parents of students at Shelby County High School, Collins High School and Cornerstone are needed to help plan and work project graduation. Project Graduation has been going on for several years as an alterative night out for seniors to have fun. If we can’t get enough help, we will have to cancel this event for this year. It takes a good 25 to help plan and another 100 to work that night. Mark your calendars for Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at SCHS to help carry on this tradition. For more information, contact Kendra Hayes at Kendra.hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.
Realtors installation luncheon
The Shelbyville Board of Realtors 2013 installation luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. RSVPs are to be sent to ShelbyvilleBoardofRealtors@gmail.com by Dec. 3.
Cornerstone open houses
Cornerstone Christian Academy community open houses for prospective families will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 and Jan. 17. Tour the campus and meet faculty and staff at 3850 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 502-633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Senior movie at library
The last movie for this year at the Shelby County Public Library will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 7. For more details and movie title, call 633-3803 ext. 11. Movies will resume on the first Friday of the month on April 5.
Nature crafts at Red Orchard
The second Saturday of the month is Nature Craft Day at Red Orchard Park. There will assistance for kids of all ages make something fun anytime between 1 until 4 p.m. Amy Scrogham will demonstrate and assist in making ornaments inspired by nature. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
ACT Now ministries kickoff
The ACT Now ministries kick-off event will be 10:45 a.m. Dec. 9 at Governor’s Square Plaza. There will be testifying to the Good News, focusing on reaching believers and nonbelievers, and helping individuals who experienced domestic violence. For more information, contact Rev. Antoinette C. Taylor at  taylorantoi@actnowministries.org or Kimberly Taylor-Salama, vice president of ministry operations,  ksalama@actnowministries.org.
Blood drive at Kroger
A Red Cross blood drive will be from noon until 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Kroger, 311 Boone Station Road.
Board of Realtors meeting
The Shelbyville Board of Realtors will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Coldwell Banker office.
Quilling class at library
A quilling class (rolled paper art) will be presented by Hope Kremer at 5-6:45 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older, with a limit of 12. The supply kit is $6 with a Christmas theme. For more information, call 633-3803.
Movie night at Red Orchard
The showing of Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard is from 6 until 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Miller Outdoor Education Center in Red Orchard Park. For more information visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Holiday shape up
Carolyne Slayton-Knox leads an exercise class at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Shelby County Extension Office, running Monday and through Dec. 17. Chair-based and standing exercises focus on cardio, strength and specialized exercises for arthritis and osteoporosis management. The cost is $20 for the 8-week session or $5 per class drop-in fee. For more information, call 647-7867.
Book club at Red Orchard
The Miller Outdoor Education Center  Book Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 27 for those who want to read and discuss books about conservation and environment. This month’s selection is Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. For those who are interested and need copies check with the Shelby County Public Library, Sixth and Main Coffee or send an E-mail to  clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
Pregnancy center open house
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center will have an open house on Jan. 11 at 711 Henry Clay Street. From 4 to 8 p.m. you are invited to tour ALC’s new building, which is in the back of the of the building that also houses Operation Care. For more information, send an E-mail to Sandy McGill at sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
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.
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 5:45 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.
Computer literacy class
A free beginning basic computer literacy class will be offered by the Shelby County Adult Education Program. This 10-week session will be at 12:45-2:45 p.m. on Thursdays at Jefferson Community and Technical College. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Upward basketball/cheerleading registration
Upward basketball and cheerleading registration has begun at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. The cost is $70 per child. The event will be for kindergarten through eighth grade. Brochures are available at each school, various locations around Shelbyville and at the church. For more information, call 633-1317, E-mail Chad Lynn at clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com or visit www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Tai Chi class at extension office
A weekly Tai Chi class is offered at the Shelby County Extension Office on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. To register or for more information, call Peggy at 502-647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Bagged leaf pickup
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer leaf pickup through Dec. 30 within the city limits. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
Alzheimer’s support group
A support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 10:30 a.m. every third Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call Lisa Claire at 633-3345 or 502-829-0680.
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. 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.
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.
Zumba at the library
Jaime Shiver will be the instructor for Zumba at 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays 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.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
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.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
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. 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.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
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.
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.
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.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
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).
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and is open noon to 4 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, http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org for more 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/.
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.
Bike night in Frankfort
The Kentucky Road Runners will have bike night at 5-10 p.m. Mondays through October at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

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.