Datebook Sept. 2, 2009

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By The Staff

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Datebook Public meetings

Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.

Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 627 Main St.

The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

  This week   Bagdad Ruritan Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday.   Horse trainer to demonstrate

Paul Daily, a popular horse trainer and founder of Wild Horse Ministries, will be at the Shelby County Fair Grounds 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, contact the Shelby Baptist Associational Office at 633-1198.

  Veterans information

Veteran's claims and benefits information for Shelby and Henry counties are available 1-3 p.m. Sept. 3 across from the County Attorney's Office, in the Shelby County courthouse on Main Street in Shelbyville. Contact Richard Helton, 1-866-245-8626, or richard.helton@ky.gov.

  WorldFest in Louisville

A World of Performances is the highlight of WorldFest 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Belvedere at 5th and Main streets in Louisville, Music will include non-stop Latin and Celtic rock, reggae music and dance from local and national acts, as well as Salsa, Merengue, Irish, Caribbean, African, Flamenco, Indian and Chinese dance.

  Boy Scouts event

The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council's 100th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Old Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. Pre-registration is available through Friday for $5. Registration forms are available online at www.lhcbsa.org.

  Shelbyville Class of 1959

The Shelbyville High School Class of 1959 will have its 50-year reunion 6 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. For information, contact Betty Hudson, bhudson3311@bellsouth.net.

  Lincoln Institute

Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.

  Family Palooza

The Lifebridge for Animals non-profit Family Palooza includes Rover Run motorcycle events and the Bluegrass Mutt Show Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Mutt Show judging begins 1 p.m. Events also include a corn hole tournament, education exhibits, entertainment, children's activities and food and drinks. See www.peteducation.ky.org for information or call 633-4959.

  Multifamily reunion

The Cox, Cook, Shank, Schrogham and Lambert reunion is 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the Waldridge Center. Cost is $10 per couple. Swimming is $3.50 each. Bring food for a potluck meal. Respond to Debra Cox, 633-0374, by Aug. 31.

  Lincoln Alumni meeting

The Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.

  Corvette anniversary

One-of-a-kind concept cars are on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The four Chevrolet Corvettes, a 1961 Mako Shark Concept, 1965 Manta Ray Concept, 1973 Aerovette Concept and 1959 Stingray Racer display continues through Wednesday as part of the Museum's 15th Anniversary Celebration. The Museum is located at I-65, exit 28. For more information, contact the National Corvette Museum at 800-53-VETTE (83883) or visit online at www.corvettemuseum.org.

  Labor Day pageants

Pageants for ages one to 18 are 6 p.m. Sunday at the Stratton Center. The parade is 11 a.m. Sept. 7. For information or to enter the pageants or the parade, call Edwina Stoner, 347-0644 or Debra or Albert Jordan, 633-1789.

  Labor Day celebration planned

The Labor Day Grand Celebration in Shelbyville has been revived for Monday. The Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the Local NAACP, will begin at 11 a.m. and then the Bash begins at Daniel Field off Washington Street immediately following the parade. Parade walking units meet Kilen or Sandy Gray 10:15 a.m. at Shelby County Board of Education on Main Street. Floats and vehicles meet 10:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

  Labor Day Parade

The Waddy Labor Day Parade is on Monday. The parade runs through downtown Waddy.

  Car club

Shelby County Car Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Hardee's parking lot.

  Support group

Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

  Paramedic course

Shelby County EMS and KCTCS will be starting a paramedic course on Monday in Shelbyville. The course is limited to 25 students. A current Kentucky EMT basic certification is a pre-requisite. Contact Rick Frank, (502) 220-6687 for information.

  Rotary Club

Shelbyville Rotary Club meets noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.

  Optimist Club

Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New China Buffet.

  Medicare seminars

Seminars for information on Medicare are 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Jackie Taylor and Elise Goldberg, Medicare specialists, will present the seminars. The seminar will include information concerning Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D-Drug Plans. Call (502) 523-2606 or (502) 376-9618 for reservations or more information.

  Democratic meeting

Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  Historic District meeting

The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  Ham radio meeting

The Stubble Field Ham Radio Club meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Emergency Management Office on 7th Street. For information, call 633-1595.

  Shelbyville Lion's club meeting

The Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multi-Purpose Building on Washington Street.

  Kiwanis Club meeting

Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  High school career night

Shelby County High School will host its annual College & Career Night 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the SCHS Cafeteria. Junior and Senior students and their parents are invited, according to Cathleen Johnson, Guidance Counselor. Representatives from area colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will be on hand to provide information about admissions and financial aid. Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority will have its College Information Road Show van on site to provide information on planning and paying for college. Refreshments provided.

  Ruritan meetings

The Waddy Ruritan Club and the Finchville Ruritan Club each meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  Solomon's Lodge meeting The Solomon's Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.   Next week   Shelby Development executive meeting

The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets noon Wednesday.

  Beekeepers event

Shelby County Beekeepers Association, a newly formed association, will have a booth for information at the Cooperative Extension Service Environmental Field Day 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Red Orchard Park.

  Cancer fundraiser event

The Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale is Sept. 10-12. Designer wedding gowns are marked down 40-75 percent, ranging in price from $99 to $799 for values to $3,500. Times are 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 11am - 8pm and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at 1325 S. Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, Louisville. For more information on a preview night and other details, see PerfectWeddingGuide.com.

  Seussical Jr.

The Shelby County Community Theatre production of Seussical Jr. opens Sept. 10 with a special event for youngsters. Regular shows are Sept. 11-12, 18 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m.

  Painted Stone reenactment

The Painted Stone massacre reenactment is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at Red Orchard Park. The school visit day is Sept. 11. Period demonstrations and historical reenactment. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For information, see www.paintedstonesettlers.org or call 228-3746 or 738-9435.

  Animal adoption opportunity

The PetSmart Fall Adoptathon is Sept. 11-13 at the PetSmart Store on Outer Loop in Louisville. Dogs and cats from Shelby and Other counties are available for adoption.

  Youth festival in Frankfort

Commonwealth Credit Union's Annual Youth Festival is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Louisville Road Branch, 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. There is a free cookout for children, 12 and under. All youth attending the festival are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for another child. All food items will be donated to the Franklin County Family Resource Center "Weekend Backpack Meals" program.

  Simpsonville Fall Festival

The Simpsonville Fall Festival is Sept. 12. A cornhole tournament is planned, as well as day-long activities. The Purnell's Sausage Breakfast is 7-10 a.m. Registration for the 5K run/walk is 7:30 a.m. For more information, see www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com or contact Denise Miller at 722-8793.

  Band craft fair

The Shelby County Band Craft Fair and Expo is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the high school. For information, call 829-5216.

  Price family reunion

The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Masonic Lodge in Simpsonville. The potluck picnic is noon. For information, call Doris Cissell, 722-1191.

  Upcoming   Taste of Shelbyville

Tasty Tailgating, Taste of Shelbyville is 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Entertainment supplied by the Shelby County Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $30. For information, call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 633-1636.

  Grant deadline

The Shelby County Community Foundation announces that the deadline for applications for the Shelby County Partnership Grant Funds is Sept. 15. Application forms may be downloaded from the Shelby County Community Foundation web site at shelbyccf.org.


The Library Belt craft is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 for middle and high school students. Only 24 spots are available, so register early at the library. For information, call Sherry Bogard, 633-3803.

  Health care meetings

Community conversations are being held on health care legislation information in each of the six Kentucky congressional districts. The 3rd Congregational district meeting is 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Innplace Hotel, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. The meetings are sponsored by the American Association of Retired People. Pre-registration will be required as seating is limited. Registration will be available by calling 1-877-926-8300.

  Run/walk planned

The Shelby County Fire & Rescue 5K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Long Run Park in Louisville. For information, contact Georgina Ivers, 220-0221 or grivers3302@sprint.blackberry.net or Sherri Kocach 395-0242 or shelbyrn598@insightbb.com.

  Benefit yard sale

Cornerstone Christian Academy is sponsoring a family yard sale 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 19 for the benefit of the school. The rain date is Sept. 26.

  Cropper Day

The Cropper Day Celebration is Sept. 19. For information on booth rental, call Robin Belwood, 461-7570. For information about the Tiny Tot Contest and "Miss Cropper" (Male Beauty Contest), contact Carolyn Chesher, 633-3766.

  Tipton/Bramblett reunion

The Tipton/Bramblett reunion is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. For information, call Doris Cissell, 722-1191.

  Finchville Fall Festival

The Finchville Fall Festival is Sept. 26-27 in Finchville. For information about booth rental, call Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. For information about the Little Mr. and Miss Contest, contact Marsha Whitehouse, 834-7100.

  Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Patrick Henry Hughes, a talented musician and recipient in the Extreme Home Makeover Show, will be performing and sharing his life story during the ALC Pregnancy Center Banquet of Life 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Proceeds from the banquet will go to the ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc. Seating is limited, and reservations are requested by Sept. 21. Call 647-0300 for ticket information. Tickets are $35 each or $280 for table of 8. See www.patrickhenryhughes.com.

  Cancer fundraiser

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling journey from Louisville to Lexington and back Sept. 26-27. Funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will generate the funds for programs, services and advanced care at Norton Cancer Institute. Team Shelby is led by Rachel Webb and Tom Waggener. For information, see www.ridetovictory.

  Library book sale

The friends of the Library 2009 Book Sale is Oct. 1-3 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. Members preview night is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The sale is 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

  Clay Village event

The Clay Village Community is planning an October Fest for Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. The event will begin with a pig roast 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2. There will be entertainment, events and booths. For information about renting a booth for the yard sale, contact Charlotte Gilbert, 633-2588.

  Beta Sigma Phi reunion

The Delta Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Shelbyville, is having a reunion Oct. 3. For information, call 633-2372 or 633-5821.

  Finchville School reunion

The seventh reunion of all former students and teachers of Finchville School is being planned for Oct. 17. Reunion time is 5 p.m. with dinner, 6 p.m. For information, contact Darlene Arington, 633-2436, or Kathy Ranard, 747-0058.

  Class of 1989

The Shelby County High School Class of 1989 reunion reception is Oct. 17 at the Galt House in Louisville. Go to www.schsclassof1989.com for more information, registration and to find out about tailgating at the Rockets Football game the night before. Send in payment by Labor Day for October reunion. Make check payable to SCHS Class of 1989. Contact Laura and Greg Smith at 502-664-4949 for additional information.

  Class of 1984

The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 24. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.

  Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk

The Shelby County Woman's Club's 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk is Oct. 24 in Shelbyville. Sponsorship commitments are requested from local businesses. For information, contact Krista Hamilton, president, 655-0368 or Susan Bradley, vice-president, 544-2753.

  Rodeo event in Louisville

The North American Championship Rodeo is 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 12-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For information, call (502)595-3166. Tickets are on sale, (800) 487-1212.

  Recurring   Weekly bike ride

A beginners' bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.

  Horse riding

Red Orchard Park is available for horse riding on Wednesdays, the second and fourth weekends and holidays. Also, the horse ring is available for use on those days. Call 633-5059 for more information.

  Farmers' markets

The 2009 Shelby County Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Coots Barn of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Call Doug Burkett, 633-7484, for information. The Simpsonville Farmers Market is 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through the end of October at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. Locally grown in-season vegetables, fruits, eggs, beef, pork, soap, potted plants and more will be available. Contact Lee Lafferty at 502-905-9113 or LeeLaf@ShelbyBB.net for additional information.

  Early yoga

A new Yoga Class at the Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info call 633-7667 for visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

  Parent group

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) times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

  Red Cross training

The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at our Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, 502-437-5147.

  Tumble time

The Family Activity Center (FAC) of Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time for children 2-8. Cost is $35 for the 4-week course. The instructor is Cathy Wilhoit. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for information.

    Announcements   CASA need

To become a CASA volunteer in Shelby or Spencer Counties, contact Beverly Hilger at 502-647-2155. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) also has a need for 250 sq. ft. of office space. CASA is a non-profit, and donations are tax deductible, under 501C.

  Spay/neuter assistance

LifeBridge for Animals will provide spaying and neutering for all pets adopted from the Shelby County Animal Shelter when the voucher received at the adoption is redeemed through a participating LifeBridge veterinarian. Call 633-4959 for information.

  Library book sale

Friends of the Library are accepting books for the October book sale. For information, contact the library, 633-3803.

  Meal program

Community Coordinated Child Care sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for Family Day Care Homes. Meals are served at no separate charge to children participating homes. Day Care providers who wish to enroll children in the program must complete a free and reduced price meal application. For more information, contact Becky Lewis, (502) 618-5677.

  Center for Women and Children

Funds from all single classes and 2-week unlimited packages purchased for 6:30 p.m. Thursday classes in August, September and October will go to the Center for Women and Children. For information, call Hot Yoga, 321-2020.

  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.

  Pregnancy center

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. They are in the Village Plaza Shopping Center; for information, call 647-0300.

  Weight-loss challenge

A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned. No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. The 12-week class is being offered locally. For registration and information, call 502-529-9311.

  ACT Now Ministries

ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633.4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.

  Class of 1979

Payment of $25 per person must be paid by Labor Day for the October reunion. Mail payment to SCHS Class of '79, 1289 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, 40342. For information, e-mail nayinky1@yahoo.com for details.

  Veteran business help

Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a website dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at 270-763-6961, or email patricia@kyvetbiz.com.

  Shelby County Humane Society

Foster homes are needed for dogs and cats. Training provided. For more information, contact nguilliom@hotmail.com or call 633-4033. To volunteer at animal adoption centers, the Humane Society or the Shelby County Animal Shelter, call 633-4033. New Humane Society hours of operation are Monday, 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, clinic day (low-cost spay/neuter) by appointment; Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. The Humane Society is at 40 N. Seventh Street. Training provided. For more information, contact nguilliom@hotmail.com or call 633-4033.

  Free classes

Free English as a Second Language classes and family literacy are taught for Shelby County Adult Education at St. James Episcopal Church. For more information, call 633-5524 Ext. 33669.

  Field of Bricks campaign

SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements. Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed at Robert Doyle Stadium. Donor cost is $100, each brick. For information, call 633-2344.

  Military group

Louisville Chapter No. 127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member of former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.