Datebook: Oct. 17, 2013

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This week
Free GED 2013 classes
Do you need your GED credential? Last test dates of 2013 are Thursday, Nov. 13 and 14, and Dec. 11 and 12.  Don’t lose your current test credit.  Finish your test or get started today to complete your GED before the test changes in January 2014. Call Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669 to register now for free classes.
Bevins to speak in Spencer
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kentucky Farm Bureau‘s building, 695 Taylorsville Road, in Spencer County. Bevin will accept questions after he speaks. This event is hosted by the Spencer County Tea Party.
Diabetes and community health meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition meets the Thursday to discuss ways we can make Shelby, Henry and Bullitt counties healthier places, especially for people living with diabetes. The group works to create healthy resources for our communities, influence public policy, and plan educational events for the public and for professionals. The next meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bullitt County Extension Office. Working lunch will be provided with RSVP. For more information, call Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, send an E-mail to teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. The meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. The topics will be planning the Nov. 21 chili supper, reforming Shelby Energy, stopping the Bluegrass pipeline, passing fairness ordinance, restoring voting rights and promoting the Affordable Care Act.
Introduction to beekeeping
Introduction to Beekeeping, a 2-part beginner’s beekeeping class, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Oct. 24 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes are free, but reservations are required. For more information or to confirm attendance, call 633-4593 or send an E-mail to beekeeper66@gmail.com.
Lions Club
Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets the third Thursday of the month 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.
Shelby County Young Farmer meeting
The Shelby County Young Farmer association monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Judy White will speak about the county agricultural investment program and how to receive Phase 1 money. For more information contact Peggy Tipton 502-321-3971 or E-mail pjotipton@yahoo.com.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Everyone participating in the event is requested to limit items for shredding to two storage boxes per vehicle. For more information, visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/shred.htm.
CUB 125th anniversary
Citizens Union Bank will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Friday at 1854 Midland Trail. The presentation and ribbon cutting will be at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Crochet class
A free Beginner Crochet Class will be taught by Hope Kremer from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road.  To receive supplies for the class, participants must register by calling 633-4593.
‘Doubt, A Parable’
Performances of Shelby County Community Theatre’s Upstairs at 801 production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Montell, Hornback at library
State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, for a “Meet and Greet Your Legislators” session on Saturday. The event will be in the Reading Room, and refreshments will be served. October has been set aside as Friends of the Library month. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Diabetes walk
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Saturday at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk for 1 mile or run for 3 miles begins at 10 a.m. A 1-mile fun walk is available for families. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. Other events include children’s play area, free food, entertainment, free blood glucose testing, vision screening, blood pressure checks, body mass index checks and giveaways and educational resources at the Health & Wellness Festival. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317 or E-mail hoverfield@diabetes.org.
Suicide awareness event
Tiandra Taylor, a senior at Collins High School, will host a community event for families and friends of suicide victims at 7 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park. Information will be available for grievance counseling and suicide awareness. Bring yellow balloons to release during the event and candles to burn. There will ministers from the community to offer words of encouragement, and anyone is welcome to share memories of a loved one.. For more information, call 502-257-3030 or send an E-mail to gloria_lee_taylor@yahoo.com.
Fall craft bazaar
Pleasureville United Methodist women’s group will have a fall craft bazaar on Saturday. The chili lunch begins at 11 a.m. The craft sale begins at 9 a.m. For more information about crafts, contact Brenda Simpson at 502-878-4537.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a fish fry dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse in Cropper. The meal includes hand-cut, hand-breaded fish, cole slaw, potato wedges, baked beans, dessert and drink for $10 per adult and $7 per child. Carryout will be available. The proceeds will support community services projects.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday 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.
Benefit corn-hole tourney
The Shelby County Community Charities will host its seventh annual corn-hole tournament, beginning at noon Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The double-elimination tournament will have 64 teams with a $50 entry fee per team. Cash prizes will be given. This event is not for professionals and will include karaoke, live music, cash bar and food. All proceeds will benefit Keaton McMurray’s fight with cancer. For more information, contact Tracey Griffin 502-767-2200.
Yamuna shoulders fitness workshop

Beth McCoun will have a Yamuna shoulders workshop at 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the aerobics room at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Register by Oct. 18 at the FAC front desk. Preregistration and payment are required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Grief recovery support
Grief recovery and suicide loss recovery groups will meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or E-mail pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Project Graduation meeting
Project Graduation will have a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Shelby County High School. All senior students, and junior and senior parents who would like to help are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact kendr.hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.
Exercise class

Shelby Shape-ups, an arthritis foundation-approved 6-week class will begin at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 29 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $20 registration cost can be paid the first week of class. For more information, call 633-4593.
Mini Missile cheer clinic

Children 4 years old through eighth grade can join the East Middle School Missile cheerleading team for a month. Send name, school, grade and shirt size by Friday to Lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us. The cost of $75 includes a T-shirt, bow, three practice dates with EMS cheerleaders and the opportunity to cheer with the cheerleaders at two EMS basketball games. Late registratrants will not receive a T-shirt. Practice games will be Tuesdayfor the Nov. 5 girls’ game and Oct. 29 for the Nov. 21 boys’ game. The games will be played from 6 to 8 p.m. The third practice will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Next week
Tabata camp
Patti Cloar, a certified fitness trainer, is bringing back Tabata reboot camp at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Classes will be conducted from Oct. 24 to Nov. 24. Tabata is an interval-based fitness workout that helps you break through plateaus and improve your other workouts. Class times are 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. A package of eight classes is $45 for members, $65 for non-members; four classes is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Drop-in per class rate is $10 for members, $12  for non-members on a space-available basis. Sign up by Oct. 22 at the FAC front desk. Preregistration and payment is required for packages. For more information, call 633-5059.
SCHS Homecoming parade/dance
Shelby County High School’s Homecoming parade begins at East Middle Elementary at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 25. A Homecoming dance for SCHS students will be after the game until 11:30 p.m. The cost will be $2 at the door. For more information, contact Jessica Chambers at 633-2344 ext. 181 or Jessica.chambers@shelby.kyschools.us.
Shelby Baptist celebration
The Shelby Baptist Association will host “On Mission Celebration” during the weekend of Oct. 25-27. There will be a county-wide worship service at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Highland Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Nik Ripken, missionary and author of the book The Insanity of God. A missions fair will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Graefenburg Baptist Church. Events include 40 missions booths, children/youth worship from 10 to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guest will be Ruth Ripken, missionary for International Mission Board; David Garrard, Gospel Magician; Bill Barker, Appalachian Regional Ministries; and George and Cathy Chinn, Mississippi River Ministries.
SHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1973 will have its 40th class reunion on Oct. 26 in the Kentucky Room at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. A buffet dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Tony Ruble at Tonyruble@insightbb.com or Debbie Bradley Weakly at Debbie.weakly@hotmail.com, or visit Shelbyville Class of 73 Facebook page.
Volunteer day
Volunteer day will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Red Orchard Park. Help is needed to refresh the landscape around the Miller Outdoor Education Center and to assist with mulching, weeding and housekeeping. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Mattress program celebrates
A Place to Sleep celebration and work day will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will be joined by local residents, school personnel, friends of A Place to Sleep and community leaders. There will be games, food and music. Bring a donation of a new pillow, twin-sized sheets, blankets, comforters or protective bed-bug coverings. Donations can also be brought to the celebration. To make a  donation call 502-321-7116.
Aquaculture Association workshop
The Kentucky Aquaculture Association’s 2013 annual meeting and workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center, 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort. The cost will be $25 for KAA members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by Oct. 18 to shawn.coyle@kysu.edu or angela.caporelli@kysu.edu by Oct. 18. A block of rooms will be available at $76.49 plus tax at the Best Western Parkside Inn, 80 Chenault Road (right off route 60, Versailles Road, near I-64) in Frankfort. To make reservations, call 502-695-6111 before Tuesday.
Tiny Missile cheer clinic
East Middle School Missile cheerleading team will have a tiny Missile cheer clinic for children 18 months to 4 years old from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26. The cost of $25 includes a T-shirt and the opportunity to perform at halftime of the EMS basketball game on Nov. 5. Pre-registration is required to receive a T-shirt and is due by Friday to Lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us. For more information, contact Lauren at 633-2344 or visit www.leaguelineup.com/emscheer.
NAACP freedom fund banquet
The Shelbyville area NAACP branch Freedom Fund banquet will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Shelbyville Country Club. This year’s theme is “We’ve Come Too Far to Turn Back Now.” The speaker will be Gerald Smith, associate professor of African-American history from the University of Kentucky and co-editor of the book Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. Volume Six: Advocate of the Social Gospel. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Oct. 18. Contact Janice Harris, president, at 502-529-6896; Evette Beasley, vice president, at 633-0277; Veronica May, treasurer,  at 232-5333; Kim Critchlow, secretary, at 905-8453; or Marcia Duncan at 321-4978.
Wingate Lodge country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 26. The menu includes country ham, potatoes, biscuits, gravy and eggs.
Diabetes self-management classes
A workshop called “Living Well With Diabetes.” developed by Stanford University, will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday from Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 at Mercy Clinic in Shelbyville. Registration is required because of minimum and maximum numbers to conduct class. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/16OwQuy or contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or monahuff.henrykipda@gmail.com.

Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry
The Mount Eden Ruritan Club annual pre-election day fish fry will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the club. Fish and side dishes will be $10 per plate. For more information, contact Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
Bagdad Ruritan 60th anniversary
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a 60th anniversary dinner celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Martha Layne Collins will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $10, which includes dinner, dessert and drink. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Kathy Humes at 747-5757 or E-mail k.humes@hotmail.com.
Diabetes educational day
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will host a Diabetes Educational Day for Henry County and Shelby County residents from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Henry County Middle School. Limited transportation will be available from Shelby County. Featured Speakers include Dr. Pam Allweiss, nationally recognized diabetes expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and Charla Young, local celebrity from WAVE-Channel 3’s Power to Change program. There will be breakout sessions for persons with diabetes, family members, and community members. RSVP to Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or monahuff.henrykipda@gmail.com.
Celebration of Lights
The Celebration of Lights, the lighting of downtown Shelbyville for the start of the Christmas shopping season, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 between 3rd and 9th streets in downtown Shelbyville. Events will include food, crafts, shops open late and the lighting of the Shelbyville Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Performances will be at the Shelby County Courthouse steps, starting at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Glenda Hilling at 633-0001 or E-mail therubyrooster@twc.com or therubyrooster@insightbb.com.
First Baptist of Fisherville bazaar
The annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church of Fisherville, 14910 Taylorsville Road in Fisherville. For more information, call 502-267-5605 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Trims and Whims
The Trims and Whims Christmas craft show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Wright Elementary, 500 Rocket Lane. The historical Shelby ornaments will be for sale, and the tea room will be open for lunch both days. For more information, contact Joanna Freels at joanna.freels@yahoo.com.
Chamber annual meeting
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 annual meeting and awards luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Featured guest will be retired Army Col. Walter Herd. Reservations are required, with ticket price of $25 per person, and the deadline is Nov. 8. For more information or reservations, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
Stormhaven fundraiser dinner
Stormhaven Youth Ranch will host a fall fundraising BBQ dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Events will include square dancing, silent auction and T-shirt sales. Tickets are $15 online or at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the ranch. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 655-0845 or visit www.stormhavenyr.org.
Holiday bazaar and luncheon
The Lighthouse Baptist Church will have a holiday bazaar and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church, on Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Anticipated vendors include Avon, Pampered Chef, handmade jewelry, candy, wreaths, crafts, and more. Chili, hotdogs and desserts will be available (whole or by the slice). For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit the Facebook page at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville.
Book sale for animals
A book sale to benefit the Shelby County Animal Shelter will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park. For information on selling or donating books, call Katie at 633-7525.
Chili supper fundraiser
Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will have a chili supper from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. The menu will include beef chili, white chili, vegetarian chili, sandwiches, toppings, drinks and homemade desserts for $5 per person.
Turkey Trot
Leadership Shelby’s eighth annual turkey trot will be Nov. 23 in downtown Shelbyville. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Sixth and Main streets, and the race begins at 8:30. Awards are given for first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers in 10 ages categories. Prize money of $50 is awarded to the overall male and female winners. Visit leadershipshelby.com for the registration form or register online at active.com. The cost of registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and younger) cost is $15. For more information, contact roriggs1@aol.com.
‘Christmas Carol’
The production of Shelby County Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The play will be directed by Craig Nolan Highley. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.
Christmas in New Castle
Christmas in New Castle will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 in The Locker, 24 S. Main Street. Booths will be set up, and a twilight parade will begin at 6, with all units lit with Christmas lights. For more information, visit www.newcastleky.com or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals or call 502-845-4181.
Santa visits Bagdad
Santa Claus will be at the Bagdad Ruritan Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. A chili supper will be served that night for $5.
Community Christmas event
Community Christmas, formerly known as Christmas at Claudia’s, will be celebrated for the eighth year. The organization is asking for donations of toys, blankets, hygiene products, middle-school-age appropriate books, hats and scarves to fill the needs of hundreds of Shelby County families. To make monetary donations make checks out to Operation Care and earmark to Community Christmas. For more information or to volunteer, contact Louise Riley at 502-418-7209.

Angel Tree applications
The Shelby County Salvation Army unit Angel Tree application schedules for 2013 will be received at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 7th and Washington streets. Dates for receiving applications will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 22, 30; 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 24. Applicants must live in Shelby County and have a Social Security card for all children or a government document. Parents must bring an ID and proof of all household income, telephone numbers and sizes of all children (15 and under). Children of parents with tax ID# will not need a Social Security number. Salary range for a couple with one child must be $19,000, two children $22,600, three children $25,600 and four or more children $29,200. Do not bring children to the application process. For more information, contact 321-6170.
Shelby Shape Ups
Get ready for fall activities with the new series of armchair exercises at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These exercises are approved by the arthritis foundation and help participants increase strength, flexibility and balance. The 6-week series will continue through Oct. 19. Join the series at anytime for only $20. For more information, call 633-4593.
Arthritis exercise classes
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center will host an arthritis exercise class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through Oct. 25 at the senior center located at 207 Washington St. This program is a low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. For more information or to register, call 633-2218. Class is free to participants 60 and older. A fee of $2 may apply to anyone under 60.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market added a mid-week market every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is in addition to the Saturday market, held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday through October in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail in Shelbyville. For more information, visit shelbycokyfarmersmarket.com.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be 5-6 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks through Nov. 18 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. Call 633-4593 to register.
Zumba at JHS
KentuckyOne Health is bringing back Zumba to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville beginning Monday. This free class is offered on both Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 in the community room at the basement of the hospital. Entrance is at the rear of the hospital, and parking is plentiful close by. The weekly classes will be led by certified instructor Sherrie Goddard. There will be no classes will be on Nov 6, 20, 25 and 27. For more information, contact Misty Stallard at 502-647-4280 or mistystallard@kentuckyonehealth.org.
Mah Jong game day
Game Day – Mah Jong will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third and fourth Fridays of the month in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library through December. New players are welcome, and instruction is available. Classes are for persons 18 and older. For more information, or to register contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Movies for seniors
Movies for seniors, 50 and older, will be at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month through December at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested. The movies, popcorn and water are all free. For more information or for movie titles, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; National Career Readiness Certificate, to verify value to employers; para-educator testing, for those who wish to work as an aid in the school system; and GED attainment, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at Shelbyville 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. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 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@twc.com.
Couch to 5K class
Shelbyville First Baptist will have a Couch to 5K class at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays starting today in the church’s gym. This is a training plan to run your first 5K. The class is free. For more information, send an E-mail to clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church are led by Patty Sweasy, AFAA group fitness. Zumba is at 6 p.m. on Mondays, ab/core class at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and cardio/strength combo at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All classes are $5 each or  $30 for a prepaid card for any 10 classes. For more information contact psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. For more information, 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 dance exercise class
A free women’s dance exercise 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 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.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Sandy McGill at 502-647-0300 or E-mail sandymcgill@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.
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.
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. 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 Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
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.
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).
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.
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/.

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.
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.
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 Brittany Mitchell 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. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.