Datebook: Oct. 21, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

This week
Haunted attraction
Greenfactory, with the Central Kentucky Jaycees, presents Misery Manor, located at 109 W. Main Street in Frankfort. Gates open at 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Oct. 25-31. Tickets are $5, with proceeds going to charity. For more information visit miserymanoronline.com.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/shred.htm for more information.
Movies for seniors
A movie will be shown 1-3 p.m. on today at the Shelby County Public Library. Titles to be announced later. Free popcorn is available. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. today.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
Cropper Ruritan will have a fish fry at 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse on KY 43 in Cropper. The meal includes hand-cut, hand-battered fish with potato wedges, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for the adult plate, $6 for a child’s plate and $5 for a fish sandwich. Eat-in or carry out. Proceeds will be used to support community service projects and the building fund.
Poker run fundraiser
The first “Great Escape” Poker Run is Saturday, starting and ending at the Oldham County Fairgrounds. Registration is 9-10 a.m. Early registration will be a $25 entry fee and $35 for on-site and $5 for an extra rider. Motorcycles and classic cars are welcome. Registration forms are due by Oct. 13. Contact the business office 502-222-0173 ext. 405 for more information. All proceeds will benefit the Roederer Correctional Complex staff canteen fund.
Fall craft bazaar
Pleasureville United Methodist Church fall craft bazaar will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A chili lunch begins at 11 a.m., bake sale at 9 a.m. and a yard sale during the Bazaar.
Wrestling at the park
Ultimate championship wrestling will be Saturday at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and first bell at 7:30 p.m. Meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. for golden circle only. Children 4-years-old and under are free with a paid adult. Front row golden circle tickets are $12 in advance (limited to only 80 seats); second row through bleachers are $10 at the door, or save and get advance for only $8. All students 5- to 18-years-old (ID proof may be required) are $7 at the door or $6 in advance. For tickets call Lester 502-229-4498, Stephen 859-576-8835 or E-mail ucwwrestlingnow@yahoo.com.
Rucker family benefit
A benefit for the family of Jimmy Rucker will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H building at the Henry County fairgrounds. The local band, Sugar Foot, will perform. Halloween festivities include a costume contest for children and adults and face painting. Other events will be a homemade chili and hotdog supper for $3.50 and homemade baked goods. A raffle will be held for a pair of UK home basketball tickets, pair of UK ladies hoops tickets and a 19-inch LCD HDTV. Contact Tina Rucker Greene, 502-695-2257, for more information.
Fish fry/silent auction
The Shelbyville area NAACP branch will have a fish fry and silent auction at 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Stratton Center. All proceeds will benefit scholarship funds for students attending Shelby County and Collins high schools. For more information contact Lura Roland Jr. at 321-1214 or Lillie Wooten at 321-0974.
Gov. Collins to speak
The Women’s Network Shelbyville Chapter will host former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Through the Looking Glass, 629 Washington Street. She will talk about her administration as well as the world and politics today. To RSVP call Marty Lanus at 647-5483.
Shakespeare Enthusiasts meeting canceled
The Oct. 24 meeting of the Shakespeare Enthusiasts is cancelled. Stay tuned for time and place information for the November meeting.
National Feral Cat Day
Operation CatSnip of Kentucky will celebrate National Feral Cat Day with a spay/neuter clinic 9 a.m. Sunday at the Shelby County Humane Society Clinic on Hudson Boulevard in Hi-Point Industrial Park in Shelbyville. There will be limited spots available and allocated funds for cats. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment contact ocki@insightbb.com or call 502-220-0271.
2012 Project Graduation meeting
Junior and senior parents and seniors from SCHS and Collins are needed to attend the first informational meeting for the planning of the 2012 Project Graduation at 7 p.m. Monday  at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington St. Contact Mary Hayes Smith at 487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com if you can’t attend but want to be involved.
Christmas ornament class
Brenda Phillips will teach a Christmas ornament class from 1-3 p.m. Monday  at the Shelby County Homemakers, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class will use a decoupage technique to make an ornament. This cost is $3. For more information, call 633-4593.
Huck weaving
A huck weaving (Swedish embroidery) class will be taught 10 a.m.-noon Monday by Brenda Phillips at the Shelby County Homemakers, 1117 Frankfort Road. Weave a colorful design on huck cloth to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen towel. The cost will be $5. Call 633-4593 for more information.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Leaf pickup
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer bagged leaf pick-up within the city limits Monday through Dec. 30. 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. Call 633-1094 to get on the list for pick-up.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Lending workshop
A free lending workshop is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 600 Main St. in Shelbyville. Speakers will be Chanca “Toni” Cardell, assistant director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at the University of Kentucky-Louisville; Mark L. Johnson, acting assistant director of small business services division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; Tyler Long, vice president of Commonwealth Bank & Trust;  Brian Webb, senior vice president, commercial lending at Citizens Union Bank. A time will be set aside for questions and answers. The event is sponsored by Shelby Development Corporation Promotion Committee. To register call 633-5029 or Joanna.miller@shelbydevcorp.com.
Free Stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free dinner 7 p.m. Tuesday at New China Buffet. This will include a discussion about how stress affects your health and how to cope. Call Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited to the first 10 callers and there is no obligation.
Intermediate/beginner knitting
Intermediate/beginning knitting classes will be 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Elaine Hill for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 10. Call the library for details of materials you will need to knit a felted bag, 633-3803. For more information E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Germany trip information night
An information meeting for an overseas trip to Germany will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 208 at Collins High School. The meeting is open to anyone connected to SCPS – employees and students, including family and friends. The final decision for travel is  determined by tour group leaders Kelly Schario and Monica Brian. The enrollment deadline is Oct. 31 with a $95 deposit. Trip dates will be July 25-Aug. 4 with EF Tours on a Berlin/Prague with Munich Extension tour.

Next week
Beginners knitting
A beginners knitting class will be taught 1-3 p.m. Wednesday by Robin Dunavan at the Shelby County Homemakers, 1117 Frankfort Road. Learn to knit to complete your choice of a dish cloth or a hot pad. Limit of 10 people. The cost will be $5. Call 633-4593 for more information.
Arthritis exercise classes

A series of ongoing arthritis exercise classes will begin Wednesday at the Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The 1-hour class will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. for eight weeks. The cost of the series of 16 class sessions is $40, and will be led by Ron Stewart, certified class instructor. For more information call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593, Shelby Fit for Life at 647-7867 or Stewart at 437-5022.
Civil war ghost stories program
Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories at 6-7 p.m. Oct. 27 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. First person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Senior driving programs
Drivers over the age of 55 can attend the AAA Driver Improvement Program at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. There are no driving tests. Lunch is provided. Call 633-4593 to reserve a space. Participants may be eligible for reduced insurance premiums.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club will tour Henry Clay’s home, Ashland, in Lexington on Oct. 27. A carpool will leave from Governor’s Square Shopping Center at 9:45 a.m.
Trunk or Treat at Graefenburg
Graefenburg Baptist Church will host the annual Trunk or Treat family festival 6-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The church will hand out candy to the children and serve soups, hot dogs and chili to the whole family inside the fellowship hall. Graefenburg Baptist Church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry at 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28. The menu includes baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert.
Collins High School International Club will sponsor an Oktoberfest 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Collins High School courtyard. There will be German music, bratwurst, desserts and more. Contact Kelly Schario or Monica Brian for more information at 647-1160 before or after school hours.
Annunciation chili cook-off dinner
Annunciation will host a chili cook-off dinner at 4 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Annunciation Community Center. The public is invited to attend 4-7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, Hispanic foods, desserts and cold drinks will also be available. All proceeds will go toward helping pay down the center’s debt for the ACC building.
‘A Cold Day in Hell’
A Cold Day in Hell, a comedy in one act by Keith J. Powell will be performed 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Collins High School. Tickets for the play will be available through the main office at the school starting Oct. 24 or at the door the night of the performance. The cost is $5. The play will also be performed during the Kentucky Theatre Association High School Festival in Madisonville in November. The drama team placed third in the competition last year and hopes to do even better this year.
Murder mystery fundraiser
Shelby Prevention will host a murder mystery party fundraiser at 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Birch House in Clear Creek Park. The theme is a Halloween costume party, and appetizers will be served. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Elizabeth Pulliam (437-0491).
Animal shelter yard sale
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is having a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at 266 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville. Proceeds will benefit the No Kill Mission to spay and neuter shelter animals.
Gourd art workshop
Jennifer Zingg, an award-winning artist from Frankfort, will conduct a special, fund-raising seminar for students at The Gallery, Shelby Artists on Main. Oct. 29. Zingg will focus on creating art from gourds. Cost will be $75, and Zingg will donate a portion of her fee to the gallery. For more information, call  633-7273 or E-mail Lipoart@aol.com.
5K run at Churchill Downs
BB&T Insurance Services will host the “And They’re Off 5K Run/Walk” at Churchill Downs on Oct. 29 beginning at 10 a.m. to help raise money for child abuse and neglect. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $10 for children under 12. Sunrise Children’s Services will receive 100 percent of that entry fee for runners who sign up as part of the Sunrise team. Register at www.andtheyreoff5k.com. Visit www.sunrise.org or E-mail jstillwell@sunrise.org for more information.
Mud bog at Waddy
The Waddy Ruritan Club will host a mud bog on Oct. 29. The gates will open at 10 a.m. ($5 admission), and the mud bog will start at 1 p.m. All contestants must trailer in and out with ($20 entry fee plus gate), and the event will have a powder puff class this time. Contact Rod Willard (502-829-0978) with entry questions.
Cow camp
Cow camp is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Topics include herd health, nutrition, animal handling, marketing. The event will satisfy CAIP educational requirement. Dinner will be provided. Call 633-4593 by Nov. 1 to register and reserve your meal.
Collins winter bazaar
The Collins High School dance team will host a winter bazaar at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the school’s gymnasium, 803 Discovery Blvd. Concessions will be available all day. For more information contact Michelle Isenberg 722-8421 or 321-1108.
Murder at the library
Noir Suspicions, written by David Landau, will be performed by the Shelby County Community Theatre actors at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6. If you loved Café Noir in 2010, you will love this sequel, with some of the old characters and some new. Come and see if you can solve ‘this’ murder mystery. This event is for adults 18-years and older. Registration and ticket are required. Call 633-3803. If you register by phone, you will have five days to pick up your ticket or it will be passed on to another person. There will be a limit of 60.
Cutting horse show
The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association will have its next event Nov.  4-5-6 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. For more information, visit www.kchacutting.org.
Beginner knitting class
Beginner knitting classes will be held at 6-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Shelby County Public Library. Participants will need to bring a pair of size eight bamboo needles, one skein of yarn and a pair of scissors. Registration is required with a limit of 15 for ages 18-years and older. For more information E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
French picnic and auction
The Four Seasons Garden Club is holding its traditional French picnic and auction on Nov. 10 at the Shelby County Community Theatre. The public is invited to attend this biannual affair which will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 which includes a French picnic lunch featuring homemade soup, sandwiches and cookies. All beverages are included. The live auction items are handmade and donated by club members. Funds raised by the auction are donated to beautification projects in the Shelby County area. Reservations are suggested. For more information,  call Lindsay Sowell at 502-593-3768.
Intro to Super Saving Couponing
Intro to Super Saving Couponing will be 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Hudson Room on the first floor of the Shelby County Public Library. This is a free class. Learn tips and tricks of couponing and develop savvy shopping skills to help stretch your family budget. Registration is required with a limit of 50. Call 502-633-3803 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net to register.
Celebration of Lights
Downtown Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and the beginning of the holiday season, will be Nov. 12. Festivities – which include music, rides, food and open stores – will begin at 3 p.m., with the switch on the tree across from the Shelby County Courthouse being thrown at 6 p.m.
Trims and Whims
The annual Trims and Whims holiday craft show and tea room will be held Nov. 12-13 at Wright Elementary School. The show will be open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 13.
Auction and chili supper
Bethesda Church of God will have it’s annual auction and chili supper 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Stratton Center. The chili supper will be $7 for adults and children under 6-years-old eat free. The menu includes various types of chili, hot dog, chips, peanut butter crackers and a drink and dessert. The auction includes furniture, electronics, homemade quilt, TV, collectable knives, microwave, small kitchen appliances, dinner tickets, hotel reservation, dishes, home décor, bicycles, toys, gift cards/certificates, pizzas, homemade cakes and pies and more. A surprise will be in store the day of the auction.
Alternative gift-giving market
The First Presbyterian Church at 629 Main in Shelbyville is hosting its sixth annual alternative gift market 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. There will be local friends there to represent about 20 local and international charities and organizations to make your gift-giving give twice this year. Come at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast.
Christmas Child Shoe Box

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection week is Nov. 14-20. Shelby Christian Church is the area relay center. The relay center hours will be 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. This is a great project for individuals and small groups. You simply wrap an empty shoe box (lid separately or use a small plastic shoebox). Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or girl and the child's age category, then fill the box with a variety of gifts. Do not include used or damaged items, war-related items, chocolate or food or any liquids. You can also include a personal note to the child and a photo of your family. For more information, or group materials, contact Alan or De'Anna Clark at 232-8722.
Light Up Simpsonville
The annual holiday lighting/chili supper will be held Nov. 19 in front of the Simpsonville Community Center. The lighting ceremony will begin at 6:05, and the dinner will be available at 6:15. There will be other activities as well.
Holiday bazaar
The Shelby County Fire/Rescue Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information and to set up a booth, contact Katie Pryor at 502-480-6251 or email at katie.pryor@insightbb.com.
Turkey Trot road race
Leadership Shelby will sponsor the sixth annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 19 at 6th and Main streets in Shelbyville. Packet pickup and registration will be 7:30-8:15 a.m. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $20 if received before Nov. 8 or $25 afterwards and on race day. Student group rate is $10 per person. Visit active.com to register.
Craft/gift show
A Christmas craft and gift show with a soup luncheon will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. To be a vendor or for more information call Norma Bailey at 321-4944.
Christmas parade
The Shelby County Christmas parade will be 10 a.m. Dec. 3, with a theme of “An American Red, White and Blue Christmas.” In honor of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the theme pays tribute to everyone who has dedicated themselves to our country in the past and present. Gary Tapp will be the grand marshal. The parade is sponsored by Shelby County Government, Shelbyville Government and Shelby County fire department.  Floats will be judged for best demonstration of the theme in the categories of Government/Government Entity, Business/Industry, Churches/Schools, and Civic Groups.  Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger will present the Shelby County Government Award, Mayor Tom Hardesty will present the City of Shelbyville Award. The Grand Champion Over All Award will be judged from the winners of all categories combined. To enter a unit in the parade, call Shelby County fire department, 633-6648. There is no fee to enter the parade.
Christmas in Harrisonville

Harrisonville Pentecostal Church will host the third annual Christmas in Harrisonville fundraiser at 4-8  p.m. Dec. 3. There will be a Cowboys in Christin concert, a basket auction, Christmas shop and vendor booths, Homemade soup will be served.
Shelby County retired teachers meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association meets at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Stratton Center. The speaker for the program will be James Neihof, superintendent of the Shelby County Public Schools, who will update us on things that are happening in the school district and will answer questions from the audience. Reservations are not necessary, and a dessert and drink will be served compliments of the retired teachers. There is no charge and the meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Sam Chandler at 633-6595. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Jingle Bell Ball at Cornerstone
The Jingle Bell Ball will be 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. Events include dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 for adults (11 and up), and $15 for children, 10 and under. Live big band style music will be performed by Kool Jazz Soundz. Visit www.CCAofKY.org for more details.
The FAC Challenge’ boot camp
The Challenge Boot camp is an 8-week fitness challenge to lose weight, inches and body fat while participating in a two-month intense fitness boot camp. The 16-class camp is through Dec. 13. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a free two-month boot camp package and the person who loses the most weight will receive a free 3-month membership at the FAC. The camp is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family Activity Center. The cost is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. To register contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM certified personal trainer, 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
East Middle SBDM schedule
East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has set its regular meeting schedule for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. Meetings will be held in the school library/media center. The schedule will be 5 p.m. Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 13, April 17 and May 8.

Blood Orchard Curse
A Blood Orchard Curse Halloween-related show will be 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October at 704 Kentucky Street. The cost will be $10 per person. Contact the Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks and Recreation at 633-5059 for more information.
Line dancing classes at library
Line dancing classes will be held today, Wednesday; Nov. 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 28; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Shelby County Public Library, with Bob Devers as the instructor. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
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).
MOPS meetings
 MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Shelby Christian Church and 6-7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with mom. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered 5-5:45 p.m. for $5 per adult and children eat free. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through Kindergarten.
Story hour at the library
Story hour registration is now going on at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required. Call 633-3803, E-mail: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the Library to register. These programs fill up fast so don’t delay. The schedule will be 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 2-year-olds, Baby Time with Elaine; 11-11:35 a.m. for ages 2 to 6-year-olds, story time with Elaine, no registration required; teen and ‘tween programming with Sherry Bogard on Tuesdays. Wednesdays’ schedule with Bogard is Toddler Time, 10-10:35 a.m., 11-11:35 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 3-year-olds; and Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. On Thursday will be Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., for ages birth to 2-year-olds, and Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
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/.
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.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. 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.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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.

Walnuts at Red Orchard
Red Orchard has 16 barrels of walnuts, and they are free to the public. Call 633-5059 for more information.
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.
Artist on Main
Shelby Artist 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
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park now has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and now is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers for more information.
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.
Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
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.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.