Datebook: Oct. 7, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

This week
Intermediate/beginner knitting
Intermediate/beginning knitting classes will be 10 a.m.-noon today, Oct. 11 and 25 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.
Overseas trip
An information meeting for an overseas trip to Germany will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 208 at Collins High School. The trip will be sponsored by Kelly Schario and Monica Brian.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets today at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. If you want to ride in a fun, safe and family environment, come and check us out at www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Movies for seniors
A movie will be shown 1-3 p.m. on today and Oct. 21 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.
‘’Night, Mother’ at SCCT

Shelby County Community Theatre presents ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman and directed by Rick Reinle at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This was a winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. This eloquent, enthralling and, ultimately, shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. It’s the second event in the theater’s Upstairs at 801 series. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations call 502-633-0242.
Dorman Center carnival

The Dorman Center carnival is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Field. Events include games, inflatable bounce houses, pumpkin painting, face painting, dunk booth, cakewalk and more. All games are 10-25 cents each. Cynthiana will entertain noon to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Dorman Center, Leadership Shelby Class 2011 and several local sponsors. For more information call 502-643-6253.
Yard/bake sale
Shelbyville Wesleyan Church, 2713 Mount Eden Road, will have an indoor yard sale and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 to raise money for mnistries of the church. A partial list of items includes several antiques, a German sewing machine, canner, ammunition box, Christmas items, children's clothes and toys, large, custommade slid wood corner desk in excellent condition, large student desk with fluorescent light, other misc. furniture and many other items. There will be new items and low prices.
‘Savannah Jam’ fundraiser
A “Savannah Jam” fundraiser to help raise money for Savannah Sanders, who needs stem-cell treatment after being blinded in a childhood accident, will be 1-10 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Park Amphitheater. There will be 12 local bands, inflatable bouncies, face painting, karaoke contest, bake sale, delicious grilled food, a silent and live auction, raffle and much more. The cost of admission is $5 per person, and ages 10 and under are free. All tax-deductible donations can be made payable to SCCC-SSS and sent to P.O. Box 284-4066 Shelbyville, KY 40066. Saving Savannah’s Sight is working in conjunction with Shelby County Community Charities, a non-profit, 501c3 organization. For more information contact Ashley Sanders at (502) 220-2260 or sanders0372@hotmail.com.
Bird watch with Horace Brown
Local naturalist and ornithologist Horace Brown will lead a bird watch hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. The event will start 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Donations to Friends of Grove Hill are appreciated. Reservations are not necessary but a nose count helps. To do so, contact Bonnie Burks Gray at 502-633-6941 or bawg@bawg.biz.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday  at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
Truck and tractor pull
The Austin Roberts Foundation truck and tractor pull is Saturday at the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle. There is a $10 gate admission (kids 10 and under are free). All-day event features an antique car and tractor show and craft fair at 1 p.m., kids pedal pull at 4 p.m., and the truck and tractor pull starts at 6 p.m. For information on any event call 502-321-5321.
Sam’s Walk for scholarship
The third annual Sam’s Walk for the Samantha Mathus-Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund is Saturday. The walk starts at 1 p.m. in Pleasureville, behind city hall. There will be a $10 fee to walk. Come support a great cause.
Painted Stone’s fall festival
The Painted Stone Elementary Fall Festival is 3-6 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, crafts, food, a petting zoo, four bounce houses and visits from local fire departments and sheriff’s office. Bagdad Jr. Firefighters will be selling concession. The cost is $5 per person, and each child will receive a bracelet to play the games as many times as they want.
Open cross-country race fundraiser
A Titan Invitational Open Race will begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Shelby County High School’s cross-country course. The 5K race will raise funds for an Eagle Scout project to prepare a cross-country course at Collins High School. Parking is available at East Middle School. Registration will be from 7:15 a.m.-8 a.m. A $15 donation is required. Contact Matthew Folsom 502-232-6222 or m.kyle.folsom@gmail.com for more information.
Community Wild Game Feast
A group of local hunters will host the 4th Annual Fall Hunting Kickoff and Wild Game Feast 6 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hall, Shelby County Fairgrounds.  In addition to the wild game dinner, there will be a live and silent auction and a limited number of ticket holders will get their name in the hat to win a Thompson 50 caliber Bone Collector or Mathews Z7Xtreme Bow. Among the wild game on the evening’s menu are elk chili, pheasant divan, dove bites, venison meatloaf, and BBQ pork.  Side items, beverages and desserts will also be served, and hot dogs and chicken nuggets are available for children. Proceeds from the event and auction go to support outreach activities for Centenary Methodist Youth Fellowship. Since the youth benefit from the proceeds, they gladly assist in selling dinner tickets to the community. Dinner ticket prices are individual tickets $12 per person; and a family of four (two adults and two children) can purchase the family ticket for $25.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Matt Bell at cyf@insightbb.com or (502) 633-4510.
2nd Sunday at parks
The next statewide Second Sunday is Sunday. Shelby County will celebrate with a Progressive Park Participation Event. Sign in to receive a free gift and have your name put in the drawing for a quarterly family membership card to the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. (Three of these will be given away – each is valued at $230). A family may only win one time. To be eligible for these drawings, you need to visit a park and sign in during the following hours: 2-3 p.m. at Red Orchard Park; 3-4 p.m. at the Clear Creek FAC; and 4-5 p.m. Finchville Park.
‘Gift of the Magi’

The Country Place Jamboree Players will hold auditions for the Gift of the Magiby Jon Jory at 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Country Place Jamboree, 610 Old Sheeppen Road off U.S 60 near Frankfort. Contact Leslie Noell  (502-330-1946) to arrange for other dates for your audition or more information. Be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. Show dates are Nov. 18 and 19.
Bridge at library
Introduction to Bridge, presented by Tom Schroeter, will be 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and 8. This is for adults 18-years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 20. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Democratic Women’s Club
Shelby County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Diabetes care program

The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will meet at 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, to address secondary diabetes care. Thamar Figueroa, director therapeutic rehabilitation program with Seven Counties, will talk about how to handle depression. RSVP to Elaina Burks, Shelby County Community Organizer at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.

Next week
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Oct. 13 at the Stratton Community Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Oct. 13 the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Becky Collier at 633-7619.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.
Author featured at the library
Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, will be the guest author at two One Book, One Community events on Oct. 13 at the Shelby County Library. He will speak at a luncheon, at 1-3 p.m. Cost is $30, and a copy of A Separate Country is included for each participant. Registration is required, with a limit of 50 seats. A check or cash (non-refundable) is due upon registration. Hicks also will sign copies of his book at 6-7 p.m. Registration is required for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Health-care group’s luncheon
The Shelbyville Healthcare Professionals lunch meeting date will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Community Room. The speaker and lunch sponsor will be from Elmcroft Senior Living/Senior Care. Hope Janssen and Wendy Hanger will present information regarding the highly anticipated assisted living community being built on the campus at Oaklawn. Lunch will be provided. Call Joy Tabler at 417-6725 by Monday to RSVP.
Belly dancing class
Introduction to belly dancing, presented by Tami Stoecker, will be 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Shelby County Public Library. This class is for adults, 18-years and older. Registration is required and limited to 25. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Walnut picking at Red Orchard
Walnuts will be picked at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville. That will be followed by a chili/potluck meal. The walnuts that aren’t picked up on the first day will be picked up 6 p.m.-dark on Oct. 18. For more information visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers, E-mail clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org
Anti-bully program
Cary Evans, general manager of Love’s TravelStops in Waddy, will sponsor an anti-bully program for children ages 5-18 on Oct. 15 at the Spencer Christian Church. Gracie Jiu Jitsu will donate instructors and mats and will be set up from noon-4 p.m. with peewees at noon-1 p.m., juniors at 1:30-2:30 p.m. and teens at 3-4 p.m. The event will also be set up at the Octoberfest on Oct. 1 in Taylorsville to answer any questions and pass out flyers about this upcoming event. For more information, contact Jaime Evans at 502-210-2098.
American Diabetes Association walk
The American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will take place on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park in Louisville on Oct. 15. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 5K walk/run and will begin at 9 a.m. There will also be a 1-mile family fun walk beginning at the same time. To register a team or as an individual, visit http://main.diabetes.org/stepoutlouisville.
Genealogical society seminar
John Humphrey will be the featured speaker at the Louisville Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Seminar and Book Fair, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, in Louisville. General admission is $5 and includes eight 1-hour free classes. The paid lectures are an additional $10 each or $30 for all four. To register or for more information, visit www.rootsweb.com/~kylgs/ or E-mail lougensoc@yahoo.com.
ColorFest at Bernheim
ColorFest, one of the region’s best-loved festivals, will at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Bullitt County at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 16. The Scarecrow Jubilee will be Oct. 15-Nov. 31. Visit bernheim.org for more details and to register by Friday.
Wingate Lodge ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a country-ham breakfast 7 a.m. Oct. 15, with biscuits, gravy, eggs, potatoes and country ham.
Fort Knox benefit yard sale
A benefit in-door yard sale will be at 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 at American Red Cross Helping Hands, Building No. 77 located at 123 Binter St. in Fort Knox. This will be open to the public, and everyone must bring drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to be permitted to enter the post. All proceeds will go to the food pantry. There will be lots of new holiday gowns, Halloween costumes and decorations, appliances, clothes, house wares furniture and misc. items. For more information, call 502-624-2163 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
‘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 Oct. 18 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.
Line dancing classes at library
Line dancing classes will be held Oct. 19, 26; 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.Caning workshop
Learn to cane by attending a stool caning workshop at 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The $40 registration is due by Oct. 7. This covers the cost of an oak footstool and caning material. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to register.
Bee school
Bee school is 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at Shelby County Extension Office. Call 633-4593 to register for the course.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/shred.htm for more information.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
Cropper Ruritan will have a fish fry at 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22 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 Oct. 22, 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. Oct. 22. A chili lunch begins at 11 a.m., bake sale at 9 a.m. and a yard sale during the Bazaar.
Beginner knitting class
Beginner knitting classes will be held at 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 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.
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. on Oct. 24 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.
Lending workshop
A free lending workshop is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 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
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.
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.
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).
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  633-7372 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.
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.
Mystery theater at 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. 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.
French picnic and auction

The Four Seasons Garden Club is holding its traditional French picnic and auction on Nov. 8 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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/.
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.
Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
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.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
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.

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.
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.