Datebook: October 17, 2012

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Public meetings
Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
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
Driver safety class
An AARP driver safety class will be from noon to 4 p.m. today at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The class will be for ages 50 and older. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. They will also learn how to adjust their driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. There are no tests and no behind-the-wheel-driving. This class will provide eligibility for auto-insurance discounts.  The class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to reserve a seat in the class, call 633-4593.
Computer literacy class
A free beginning basic computer literacy class will be offered by the Shelby County Adult Education Program. This 10-week session will be at 12:45-2:45 p.m. on Thursdays starting this week at Jefferson Community and Technical College. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Kentucky mystery writers
The Shelby County Public Library will host an evening with award winning Kentucky mystery writers at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Kirby Gann is the author of the recently published novel Ghosting. William Lavender is the author of Obedience, which was translated into 14 languages and was a New York Times and international bestseller. Abigail Keam is an award winning author of the Josiah Reynolds mystery series. Her first novel, Death By A Honeybee, won a gold medal award from reader’s favorite and was placed as a finalist on the USA Book News Best Book List of 2011. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Angel Tree applications
Applications for the Shelby County Salvation Army unit’s Angel Tree will be received at Victory Baptist Church on Main Street in Shelbyville at 2-5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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, sizes of all children (15 and under). For more information, contact 647-3389.
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 Thursday 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.
Fall break story hour
A fall break story hour for kindergarten through fifth-grade students will be at 3-4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. There will be stories, crafts, and music and movement. For more information, call 633-3803.
Squire Boone statue meeting
A meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Birch House at Clear Creek Park to discuss the next project to raise funds for the Squire Boone statue. All members and the public are invited. To make a contribution, which are tax exempt, make checks to Shelby County Parks and Recreation, with Squire Boone Statue in the memo reading. Money received will go to American Founders Bank.
Beekeeping classes
Introduction to Beekeeping, a 2-part beginner’s beekeeping class, will be at 7-9 p.m. Thursday (part 1) and Oct. 25 (part 2) at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes are free, but reservations are required. Call 633-4593.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville 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.
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.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
SCHS Class of ‘92 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1992 will have its 20th year reunion at 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville. The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Make checks payable to SCHS Class of ‘92 and mail to Nicki Wathen Sparks at 228 Old Veechdale Road, Simpsonville, 40067. For more information visit http://schsclassof1992.webs.com/.
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.
Ruritan fish fry
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a fish fry dinner at 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse in Cropper. The meal includes hand-cut, hand-breaded fish, cole slaw, potatoes wedges, baked beans, dessert and drink at $10 for adults and $7 for a child. Carry-outs will be available. The proceeds will go to support community service 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.
Walk to stop diabetes
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Saturday at Louisville Waterfront Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Events include free blood glucose screening, health and wellness festival, children’s fitness obstacle course and interactive play area with arts and crafts, healthy eating tips, complimentary goody bag with water bottle and pedometer, music, aerobics and complimentary food and beverages. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout. It’s free to walk – donations will be accepted.
Family Fun Day at library
“Cambo the Clown” will make an appearance at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library during its first Family Fun Day. Children may wear Halloween costumes. For more information, call 633-3803.
Golden Walnut hunt
A Golden Walnut hunt will be at 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville. Those who find a gold walnut will get a special surprise. There will be prizes for those who collect the most walnuts, and all walnuts collected will be sold to regional nurseries, with proceeds funding activities at the Miller Outdoor Education Center. For more information, contact clearcleartrailblazers@hotmail.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or call 633-5059.
Genealogical seminar
The Louisville Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Seminar and Book Fair will be held at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville. The main speaker will be Curt Witcher, senior manager of the genealogy center at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Ind. General admission is $5 and includes classes, silent auction and access to the vendor area. Witcher’s lectures will be $10 each. For more information, call Jenny Dickson at 502-553-7185 or visit www.rootsweb.com/~kylgs.
Alzheimer’s benefit concert
Forget-Me-Not, an Alzheimer’s benefit concert, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle. The concert is open to all to attend with a give-what-you-can donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, contact Laura Broughton at 502-640-7969, E-mail lebrou2@uky.edu or visit www.forgetmenotconcert.com.
Bernheim seasonal events
The annual ColorFest will be at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday and the Scarecrow Jubilee is 7 a.m. until closing daily from Saturday through Nov. 15 at Bernheim Forest in Clermont. For more information and schedules, visit www.bernheim.org or www.facebook.com/bernheimforest.
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.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. The topic for this session is xx. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Bagged leaf pickup
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer leaf pickup Monday through Dec. 30 within the city limits. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
Tai Chi class at extension office
A weekly Tai Chi class is offered at the Shelby County Extension Office on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. To register or for more information, call Peggy at 502-647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Candidate forum
The 2010 SCOPE/Sentinel-News Candidate Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville. Candidates from many of the contested races will appear to answer questions from the public. There is no admission.
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.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Drought recovery meeting
Shelby County Extension Office will host a Drought Recovery and Management meeting at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Topics will include pasture renovation and management, managing resources to maximize profitability and nutritional options with available forages. Specialists will address these topics as they pertain to both cattle and equine operations. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions. Dinner will be provided. RSVP to 633-4593 to reserve a meal.
Bag-making course at library
Naomi Cable, owner of the Cotton Blossom Quilting Shop, will show how to make a zippy, strippy bag at 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Bring a sewing machine, neutral thread, rotary mat, ruler, rotary cutter, pins, any other sewing notions and a zipper foot attachment. The kits includes pattern, fabric, fusible fleece, & zipper for $10. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older by calling 633-3803 ext. 11 or sending an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.

Next week
‘Witch Tales’ at library
Witch Tales, presented by Thomas Freese, a master storyteller, artist and author, will be at 6-7:15 p.m. Oct. 25 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Public Library. Bring a blanket or bring a chair. Stories are suited for all ages. If there is bad weather, the stories will be moved to the Hudson Room. For more information, call 633-3803.
Community challenge party
Milcah Loving will host a community challenge party as a fundraising event for the Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at 108 Old Veechdale Road in Simpsonville (in the gymnasium). Participants will learn how to get healthy together as a community. RSVP to www.milcah.bodybyvi.com or  contact Milcah Loving at loving0276@yahoo. or 502-405-3011.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 25.
Caryatid annual trip
The Caryatid Book Club’s annual trip will be Oct. 25 to Joseph Beth Book Sellers in Lexington. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Governor’s Square to leave at 9:45.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Cardwell House.
Halloween bash at JCTCS
A Halloween bash trick or treat will be at 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road. Wear a costume to trick or treat. For more information, call 502-213-3645.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge, Simpsonville will host their last fish fry of the year 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26. The menu includes fish, fries, cole slaw, baked beans, drink and dessert for $8.
VFW Halloween dance party
The Frankfort VFW will host a Halloween dance party at 7:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26 at 104 East Second St. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. The cost is $10. Call for table reservations for groups of six or more (seats 10). Half of proceeds go to the cancer fund. For more information or reservations, contact Rita at 502-229-7966, the VFW at 502-227-2483 or Betsy at 502-382-7913.
Project Linus
Project Linus will meet noon-2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Shelby County Public Library Hudson room. Knit, quilt or crochet crafters are wanted, and invited, to make a comfort blanket for this project. For more information call 633-3803.
Hazardous waste disposal event
A household hazardous waste collection event will beat  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at 120 Midland Boulevard (in Midland Plaza). The event is sponsored by the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County and is free to all Shelby County residents. For more information, contact Kathy Ranard (633-4774 or www.shelbycountykentucky.com) or Jennifer Herrell (633-1094 or www.shelbyvillekentucky.com).
‘Make a Difference Day’ in Shelbyville
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville announced plans to celebrate Make A Difference Day at noon-2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the front yard of the church on 629 Main St. The event, which provides beds for children in Shelby County, is the largest national day of community service by hosting a community-wide event to celebrate helping more than 100 children. In case of inclement weather, the activities will take place in the church’s Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Lynn Whittaker at 502-321-7116 or at mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
MaxPower fall festival and casino weekend
Maxpower Sports Team will host two days of fun filled activities for the whole family. For adults there will be casino games such as Black Jack, Caribbean Stud and a Texas Hold Em Tournament.  For children there will be bouncies, games and prizes.  The event will be noon-Midnight on Oct. 27 and noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Shelby Bingo Plus Facility on Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Halloween zombie run
A “Scream and Run” will be at 5 p.m. during the Halloween festival on Oct. 27 at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, 955 Elm Street in Eminence. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. This is a zombie 5K race to survive the zombie apocalypse. Entrants will wear three flags around their waists and dodge the zombies as they try to grab the flags (lose one, you’re bitten; two, you’re wounded; three, dead). You must complete the race and survive (end with at least one flag) to win placing awards. Registration is $15 per entrant by Tuesday and $20 after that. Early entries are guaranteed a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt (others are first come, first served on race day). For more information or to register, contact Christina Jimison at 502-494-5550 or christina.jimison@eminence.kyschools.us.
Celebration for Chatham
First Baptist Church of Shelbyville invites the community to a day of celebration, honoring musical icon Betty Jean Chatham’s 60 years of service, at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 for a service, with a concert at 4 p.m. and a reception to follow.
Yamuna foot fitness workshop
Beth McCoun will have a Yamuna foot fitness workshop at 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the aerobics room of the Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park. Register at the FAC front desk by Oct. 26. Pre-registration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Meet and greet bingo
A next Meet and Greet Bingo is at 1 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Bring a gift of approximately $5 value for the bingo games. Everyone goes home a winner. The event is sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers. For more information, contact 633-4593.
Basketball, cheerleading registration
Clay Street Baptist Church’s Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center has begun the youth and men’s basketball and cheerleading registration for this season. Registration will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30. The men’s basketball league will consist of 8-10-person teams at a cost of $150 per team. Youth basketball is from ages 6 through 14, with a $45 registration fee. Cheerleading is ages 6-14 is $45. For more information about the youth basketball, call Aaron Holder at 502-487-0117; about men’s basketball league, Darrick Carlisle at 502-709-0917; the church at 502-633-5922; or send an E-mail to csbcflc@gmail.com.

Free stress talk
Shelby County Chiropractic will host a free stress seminar 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at New China Buffet. This will include a discussion about how stress affects your health and how to cope and a free dinner for those who attend. 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.
Halloween candy for troops
Dr. Lisa Daugherty Family Dentistry in the Hi Point Business Center is hosting a Halloween candy buy back at 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 1. Halloween candy will be collected and shipped to Operation Gratitude for care package distribution to troops serving overseas. Children and parents can exchange their extra goodies for cash and may register for prizes from local businesses. There will also be inflatable, face painting and a letter writing station for kids to write thank you letters to our troops. For more information, call 633-3900.
Public meeting on bed bugs
An informational and question-and-answer meeting regarding the bed bug epidemic in Shelby County and Shelbyville will be at 6 p.m. Nov, 1 at Stratton Center on Washington Street in Shelbyville. The event will feature representatives from The North Central District Health Department, University of Kentucky Entomology Department, UK Extension Office, Shelby Clean Community Program and others. Information is pertinent to renters, landlords, homeowners and business owners. For more information, contact Lynn Whittaker at 502-321-7116 or Dr. Carlen Pippin at 502-321-0221.
Seniors movies at library
Movies for senior citizens (at least 50) will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Shelby County Public Library. For movie titles, call the library at 502-633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail mar keting@scplibrary.net.
Holiday decor donations for Relay
In conjunction with the Collins High School Craft Show on Nov. 3, a Relay for Life Festival of Holiday Decor will be held. Any form of holiday decoration is welcome – trees, wreaths, centerpieces, new or handmade holiday decorations. All donations will be auctioned by silent auction throughout the day, with funds raised going to Relay for Life and a Relay for Life scholarship for a graduating senior. For more information, contact Peggy Tschauner at 502-647-7867 or Sonia Roach at 502-321-9136.
Winter craft bazaar
A winter craft bazaar will be held Nov. 3 at Collins High School. All proceeds will go to raise money for new uniforms for the dance team. Booth space is still available. The event is free. For more information, contact Michelle Isenberg at 502-321-1108.
Arts and crafts show
An arts and crafts show will be at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Finchville Baptist Church. Light concessions will be available. All proceeds go to help the children’s ministry. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 859-866-3737 or children@finchvillebaptist.com.
SCHS Class of 1962 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1962 will have a 50-year class reunion at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. If you have not received a letter, call Joan at 502-321-4487 or Mary Ann at 502-487-1066. If you have received a letter, RSVP as soon as possible.
Upward basketball/cheerleading registration
Upward basketball and cheerleading registration has begun at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. The cost is $60 per child through Nov. 5, and $70 after that date per child. The event will be for kindergarten through eighth grade. Brochures are available at each school, various locations around Shelbyville and at the church. For more information, call 633-1317, E-mail Chad Lynn at clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com or visit www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Blood drive
A blood drive in Shelby County will be held at 1-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Zaxby’s at 1980 Midland Tr. In Shelbyville.
FAC boot camp challenge
The Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park will have a summer boot camp challenge through Nov. 8. The classes will be at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no classes Oct. 16 or 18. The cost will be $130 for members and $160 for non-members. The person who loses the greatest amount of body weight will receive a free 3-month membership to the FAC. For more information, contact Cathy Wilhoit at 502-321-8576 or Journeytowellness@live.com.
Cross-stitch class at library
Learn to cross-stitch at 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 at the Shelby County Public Library. Classes are limited to 10 for adults 18 years and older, and registration is required. Class materials kit is $6. For more information, call 633-3803.
A survivor’s story
“WWII: A survivor’s story” will be presented by Gary Vidito at 6-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Shelby County Public Library. The show is presented in first person from the standpoint of Vidito’s father, who was on the USS Susan B. Anthony, which served among others missions off the coast of Normandy as part of D-Day. The Anthony hit two mines on her way to deliver the soldiers to the beach and sank. All 2,800 soldiers and crew were rescued. For more information, call 633-3803.
Celebration of Lights
The Celebration of Lights, downtown Shelbyville’s official opening of the holiday season, will be Nov. 10. Festivities include choral performances, open shops, food and other holiday-styled events – including the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree.
Trim and Whims
The annual Trims and Whims Christmas craft show and tea room will be at 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wright Elementary, 500 Rocket Lane.
Shelby shape ups exercise class
Armchair exercises will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six weeks through Nov. 16 at the Shelby County Extension Office.  Participants will increase flexibility, balance, strength and endurance. The cost is $20.  For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Extension Office at 633-4593.
Financial Peace courses
Financial Peace University, the popular course taught on DVD by Dave Ramsey, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 13 at the Mulberry Building, 701 Main St. in Shelbyville. The host church will be New Mount Zion. The first 10 families to register are eligible for a discount. Regular registration is $90 plus $5 for shipping, or call Marcia Duncan to get instructions on how to save $45. You must register first and pay for the class. For additional information, contact Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or clayramsey@insightbb.com or Marcia Duncan at 502-321-4978 or Marcia@SOLDonKY.com.
Quilling class at library
A quilling class (rolled paper art) will be presented by Hope Kremer from 5-6:45 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older, with a limit of 12. The supply kit is $6. For more information, call 633-3803.
Holiday bazaar
The Shelby County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have its sixth annual holiday bazaar at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Dr. There will be more than 30 booths of arts and crafts as well as home distributors such at Pampered chef, Thirty-one, Just Jewelry, etc. The auxiliary will sell plate lunches for $5. For more information, contact Anissa Judd at 645-0389 or nini543@insightbb.com.
Turkey Trot road race
Leadership Shelby’s seventh annual Turkey Trot, a 5K road race to raise funds for Leadership Shelby’s charitable causes, will be at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at 6th and Main streets in Shelbyville. Participants can register at active.com or can access a registration form at leadershipshelby.com.
Bagdad Christmas show
The Bagdad Christmas craft/gift show and soup lunch will be at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. Vendors will be accepted. For more information, contact Norma Bailey at 502-321-4944.
Christmas comedy at theater
Performance date for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, are Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222.
Christmas in Mount Eden
Christmas in Mount Eden will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 on the grounds of the Mount Eden Ruritan. Events include a chili supper, trolley rides, crafts, gospel singing and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, contact Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.

Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open weekly 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through Oct. 27. Local vendors offer fresh produce of many kinds, eggs, jams, jellies, cut flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as baked goods, honey, handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods, and more.
JCTC educational programs
Free educational programs are being offered by JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and the Shelby County Public Library. They include preparations for career or college entrance exam, the 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. For more information call 502-213-3669 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a second language classes are offered at St. James Church, For more information about those, call 502-220-9121.
Alzheimer’s support group
A support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 10:30 a.m. every third Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call Lisa Claire at 633-3345 or 502-829-0680.
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult, and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066.
Zumba at the library
Jaime Shiver will be the instructor for Zumba at 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. Call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes start Tuesday and will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50  p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com.
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.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the Center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com, http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org for more information.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Bike night in Frankfort
The Kentucky Road Runners will have bike night at 5-10 p.m. Mondays through October at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.