Datebook: Sept. 26, 2012

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Public meetings
The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
Triple S Planning Commission’s Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

This week
Motivational class
Why do people do the things they do?  How do we increase our own motivation to succeed?  Is it possible to motivate someone else? You will find the answers to these questions and many more at “The Power of Motivation” class at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be 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.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Gigi Lacer, and Mary Overall will have the program.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. The guest speaker will be Bob Mueller of Hosparus. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 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.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Republican party meeting
The Shelby County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville.  John Garen, a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky, will be the guest speaker. He will give an overview of the health-care Reform, with an emphasis on how this legislation will impact Kentucky. This meeting will be open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, call chair Jennifer Decker at 502-773-2326.
Benefit yard sale
A yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. Friday at Finchville Baptist Church parking lot to benefit Blake Hundley. Baked goods made by the homemakers will be for sale, and there will be a raffle for a UK basketball and football signed by the coaches. Tickets are $1 for one or six for $5. All proceeds will go to 6-year-old Blake to help his family with medical expenses incurred during his battle with cancer. For more information, call 502-834-7862.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 in Simpsonville will host a fish fry at 5-8 p.m. Friday. The menu will include baked beans, slaw, French fries, fish and dessert and drink for $8.
Tribute concert at park
A tribute concert to Johnny Cash and Credence Clearwater Revival will be at 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the Clear Creek Park amphitheater. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the cost will be $5 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Scott at 502-321-3146 or E-mail thebassman@att.net.
Shelby Development meeting
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
‘Honk! Jr.’ theater
Performances for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Honk! Jr., written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and directed by James Ray Morgan, conclude at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.
Collins HS Homecoming dance
Collins High School’s Homecoming dance will be at 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, contact Michelle Isenberg at 502-321-1108.
EMS dance clinic
The East Middle School dance team will have a dance clinic for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Participants will learn a dance routine that they will perform on Oct. 2 at the EMS football game. The cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt. Pre-register by sending an E-mail to gillmansdance@gmail.com or calling 502-243-9722.
Van For Glenn corn-hole tourney
A corn-hole tournament and bake sale for Van For Glenn will be Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. There will be 64 teams with no professionals. Donations of baked good are needed. For more information, contact Tracy Griffin at sisgriffin34@gmail.com. All proceeds go to help the Hall family purchase a van equipped to transport teenager Glenn Hall, who has a rare chromosome disease.
Dorman Center carnival
The Dorman Center carnival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. This annual event to benefit the Dorman Preschool Center will have free admission, and events include Touch-A-Truck with school buses, an ambulance, fire trucks and construction equipment; bounce houses; photo booth; pie throwing; a dunking booth; face and pumpkin painting and more. There will also be pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers and bratwurst available for lunch, along with other carnival snacks.
WMS cheerleader camp
West Middle School will host a cheerleader clinic at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. The cost is $40, and participants will perform at the WMS vs. EMS football game on Oct. 2. Send the child’s name, grade and shirt size by Sept. 13 to receive the T-shirt. For more information, contact Lauren Rice at 502-795-9018 or lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us.
Komen 5K, softball tournament
A 5K run/walk, softball tournament and home-run derby to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be Saturday at Clear Creek Park. The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. with line up by 7:45 a.m. The softball tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and the home-run derby will be at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff Radcliff at 941-526-9754 or register at www.active.com.
Game and fish cooking class
For those cooks, hunters and anglers, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, “Miss Roadkill Café” herself, Joan Brown, will demonstrate how to prepare hearty wild game meals in camp or at home during a program at the Miller Outdoor Education Center in Red Orchard Park. Joining her will be veteran fisherman, Ted Crowell. You can collect new recipes. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
March for Babies walk
The Shelby County March for Babies walk will be Saturday at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30. The walk is approximately 3 miles. For more information, call Danielle Gleitz at 502-473-6682 or Tina Pacey at 633-2375 or visit www.marchforbabies.org.
Walk for diabetes
The Kentuckiana Regional Diabetes Coalition’s walking challenge for diabetes will be Saturday at Clear Creek Family Activity Center. Registration starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Walking and activities will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. There will be refreshments and prizes. Log the most steps to win prizes, with free goodie bag and pedometer for participants. For more information, contact Elaina Burks at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com or visit www.kipda.org.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Fall Festival will be Sept. 29-30. There will be a country breakfast on Saturday morning. Concessions will be served throughout the weekend, and dinner will be served Sunday afternoon. Events include games and activities for adults and children, including a skillet toss. To set up a booth, crafts or for more information, call 834-7754.
Cutting horse show
The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association will have a show Saturday and Sunday at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. For more information, send an E-mail to Judy Love a jlove@schlechtycenter.org.
SCHS faculty reunion picnic
The Shelby County High School faculty reunion picnic will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Colonel Sanders Shelter in Clear Creek Park. All faculty members from the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s are invited to come. Bring a drink and a dish. For more information, contact Susie at 633-3169.
Roberts homecoming
The annual Roberts homecoming will be Sunday at the Roberts Chapel on Stockton Road in Franklin County. Sunday school is at 11:30, potluck meal at 12:30, and singing in the afternoon. For more information, contact Susan Neville at 502-321-2218.
Bears on Patrol drive
Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used Teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Kosair “Bears On Patrol” program. Through Sunday, all Commonwealth Credit Union branches located in Frankfort and Lexington will have boxes in the lobby for these donations to Kosair Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Cindy Block at 502-564-4775 or 800-228-6420, extension 5229 or E-mail cblock@cwcu.org.
Thompson family reunion
The Charlie Thompson family reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Eden Ruritan building. All family  and friends are invited, and bring a covered dish. For more information, contact Barbara Thompson at 839-6083.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish classes, taught by Diana Szuba, will be at 5-6 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 22 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road.  The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. To register call 633-4593.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at 1-5 p.m. Monday at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville and at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd.
Regional Beef Day
The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has scheduled at Regional Beef Field Day for 4:30-7 p.m. Monday at TNT Farms at 5831 South Highway 53 in Ballardsville. There will be discussions and tours on a variety of topics that affect beef producers. Organizers say that the program will require some walking to visit exhibits. Dinner will be served following the tour. To RSVP, call 502-222-9453 or send an E-mail to traci.mussun@uky.edu.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
Hospice group
Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice 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.
SCHS dance camp
The Shelby County High School dance team will have its fall camp at 5:30-8 p.m. Monday through Oct. 5 at SCHS for ages kindergarten through eighth grade. The cost is $50, which includes a T-shirt, four days of practice, technique, skill development and a performance during halftime SCHS’ home football game on Oct. 5. To register or for more information, call 502-645-2610 or E-mail schsdancemom@gmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Beginner tai chi class
A new beginner class of tai chi for health will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office, located at 1117 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Each class is 45 to 60 minutes long and can be performed standing or seated – suitable for all abilities. Wear athletic shoes. Classes are $15 for the September session. To sign up, call 647-7867.
Sewing classes
Shelby County’s Master Clothing volunteers will teach a basic sewing class on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office.  For more information, call 633-4593.
Angel Tree applications
The Shelby County Salvation Army unit Angel Tree application schedule for 2012 will be received at Victory Baptist Church on Main Street. Dates for receiving applications will be 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8, 16, 18; 4-7 p.m. Oct. 10, 12; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 13, 20. 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.
Next week
Get out to vote forum
The Shelbyville Area NAACP will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 to promote “Get out to vote” at Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street. All candidates (local, state and national) are encouraged to participate. There will be a time for questions from the audience. Candidates can contact the local NAACP branch president, Wyena Marshall, at 502-558-4413; or Janice Harris, branch secretary, at 633-4779, by Oct. 1 to have your name included on the roster.
SCHS marching band alumni night
Shelby County High School marching band will host an alumni night on Oct. 5 before the SCHS home football game. All former band and color guard members are invited to the band room from 5-6 p.m. for refreshments, to meet the 2012-2013 SCHS Marching Rockets and tour the newly remodeled band room. All alumni musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play with the band in the stands during the game. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kendra Hayes at kendra.hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.
Seniors movies at library
Movies for senior citizens (at least 50) will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 and 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.
St. James Court art show
The St. James Court Art Show will be Oct. 5-7 at 1387 South 4th Street in Louisville. The hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 750 artists from North America.
Operation CatSnip run/walk
Operation CatSnip will host “Runnin’ Wild,” a 5/10k run and 5k walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Clear Creek Park. Register early to guarantee receiving a T-shirt. Long sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed with pre-registration by today. Download registration form at www.operationcatsnipky.org or at www.getmeregistered.com. For more information, send an E-mail to ocki@insightbb.com or call/text 502-220-0271.
Community hayride
A community hayride will be hosted by the Simpsonville Fire Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Tractors begin to load at Simpsonville Fire Station 3, 44 First Day Lane in Finchville, off KY 148. There will be chili, drinks and music by Silver Wings. Bring a dessert to share with the community. All proceeds will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
Car club cruises
The Shelby County Car Club will its final cruises of vintage vehicles for this season at 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hardees of Shelbyville and 1-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Gallrein Farms on Vigo Road.
Bailey family reunion
The Bailey family reunion will be at 12:30-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Franklin County Senior Citizens’ Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr. in Frankfort (across from the hospital). Bring a dish and/or meat to share. For more information, call Danny or Doris Bailey at 502-875-5182.
Shelby shape ups exercise class
Armchair exercises will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six weeks beginning Oct. 8 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.
Grove Hill tour
The third annual tour of Grove Hill Cemetery will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The tour, sponsored by Friends of Grove Hill, will begin start at the chapel with fruit juice or wines by Talon Winery and cheese from local cheese makers. The event is appropriate for all ages, and will be rain or shine. The suggested donation for the event will be $10 for individuals, $15 or couples or $20 for families. Reservations are not necessary but requested. For more information, contact Bonnie Burks Gray at 502-633-6941 or bawg@bawg.biz.
Used-book sale fundraiser
Bookfest, the annual fundraiser sale of donated books, CDs, DVDs to benefit Shelby County Public Library and The Sentinel-News Newspapers in Education, will be at 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. The opening-night reception for members of the Friends of Library will include first-pick sales, a silent auction and local authors. To donate items for sale, drop them at The Sentinel-News, 703 Taylorsville Road, or at the offices of Crahan Wealth Management, 529 Main St. in Shelbyville, or call 633-7766.

Cornerstone Fall Festival
Cornerstone Christian Academy’s fall festival will be 5-9 p.m. Oct. 12. This event includes a tractor show, hayrides, inflatables, dinner, games for the kids, pumpkins, cake auction and more. Admission is free. For more information, call Melanie West at 633-4070.
‘Proof’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre announces its production of Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Jack Wann. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. Proof is part of the Upstairs at 801 series and contains strong language.
RobFest 2012
RobFest 2012 will be Oct. 13 at Clear Creek Park Amphitheater. Gates open at 11 a.m. The event, which supports for the Shelby County Adolescent Suicide Awareness program, will include live bands, bouncies for the children, a car show, bake sale, auction items and more. For more information, contact Tobie Kemble, treasurer, 502-386-7830.
Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series
Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series’ upcoming schedule includes Oct. 13, The Rigbys. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.95 in advance, $27.95 at the door. For more information, call 888-845-7091 or 502-845-7091 or visit www.smithberrywinery.com.
Clay Village Day
The fourth annual Clay Village Day will be Oct. 13 at the grounds of the old Henry Clay school (Ferrell’s Air Conditioning). The event will start with a pancake breakfast from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Little Eagles Daycare. The 5K run/walk down Buzzard Roost Road will start at 8 a.m. at Country Time Market. There are five categories, and medals will be given for each class. Other events include a children’s pedal tractor race, sack race, pumpkin-decorating contest, cake walk, snack walk, food, hayrides, etc. A pig roast will start at 5:30 p.m., and a local band will entertain. For more information contact Ghedra Dunn, 606-362-4962, 633-2665 or E-mail Ghedra1962@att.net or ferrellshtgac@bellsouth.net.
Wingate Lodge country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge No. 161 in Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast at 7-11 a.m. Oct. 13. The menu includes ham, eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy for $7.
Masonic yard sale and breakfast
The Shelbyville Masonic Lodge, Solomon’s No. 5, will have a community yard sale and breakfast at 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13. The menu will be “all you can eat” country breakfast to include biscuits and gravy or pancakes, with a side of country sausage for the cost of $3. The lodge is located at 711 Frankfort Road. Spaces and tables are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Sellers are responsible for their own goods and sales. For more information about the event, contact Sam Kovach at 502-220-7497.
Van for Glenn motorcycle run
A Van for Glenn benefit motorcycle run for will begin Oct. 13 at the First Christian Church’s pavilion, 1000 Eminence Pike. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. The entry fee will be $20 plus $10 for riders, which includes lunch. There will be a separate run for men and women, with door prizes. Winners will receive 50 percent of the 50-50 pot. For more information, contact Howard Griffith at jhgriffith@insightbb.com or 502-321-0776; Bridwell Terhune at bterhune@dcr.net or 502-655-0026; or Ittin Russell at dnirussell@yahoo.com or 502-321-6155. Contributions can also be made to First Christian Church by putting Van for Glenn Fund in the memo field.
Project 31X fundraiser
Project 31X, a charity that would provide winter coats for needy children, will have a fall festival at 3-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Finchville Ruritan Club to generate funds for its Snug-As-A-Bug program. Events include inflatables, games, hay maze, hay maze, build-a-pumpkin patch, silent auction, corn hole, music and “the House of Living Fears” (for those 11 and older). For more information or to buy wrist bands for the $10 admission, contact Tracey Milburn at 502-718-0141, Carmen Rice at 859-227-4230, Paula Swan at 502-475-6363 or visit www.project31x.org.
Hands on cooking experience
A hands-on cooking experience will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The 2-hour class will have a limited class size, and a registration fee of $10 will be required per person. For more information, contact Brandy Kemper at 502-321-5907 or brandyannkemper@gmail.com or Rebecca Dingbaum at 502-844-2699 or rebeccadingbaum@hotmail.com.
Driver safety class
An AARP driver safety class will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 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.
Kentucky mystery writers
The Shelby County Public Library will host an evening with award winning Kentucky mystery writers at 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. 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
Beekeeping classes
Introduction to Beekeeping, a 2-part beginner’s beekeeping class, will be at 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 (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.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 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.
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. on Oct. 20 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/.
Walk to stop diabetes
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 20 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.
Stool caning class
Learn to cane by attending this class at 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The $42 registration is due by Oct. 5 and covers the cost of the oak foot stool and caning material. For more information, call 633-4593.
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 Oct. 23 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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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 reception to follow.
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.
Winter craft bazaar
A winter craft bazaar will be held Nov. 3 at Collins High School. All proceeds will go to raise money for jazz costumes. Tickets can be purchased from Hilary Crucet at CHS beginning Sept. 4. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auditions for Christmas comedy
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.
Finchville Ruritan Christmas party
The Finchville Ruritan will have its community Christmas party at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there along with Rudolf, the Grinch and elves. Snacks will be served. There will be more information to come.
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.
Eco-Movie Night at Red Orchard
Eco-Movie Night will be at 6-8 p.m. Mondays in the Miller Outdoor Education Center. Each month will feature an environmental documentary to engage, educate and inspire about various environmental issues. This month’s selection is Dirt! The Movie. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Shelby shape-ups exercise class
Armchair exercises will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six weeks through Sept. 24 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Participants will increase flexibility, balance, strength and get an aerobic workout as well. There must be 20 registrants to have this class. The cost is $20. To reserve a spot, call the extension office at 633-4593.
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.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Mahjong at library
The Shelby County Public Library will offer a class on Mahjong at 10 a.m.-noon today, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Registration is required with a limit of 12 for adults 18 years and older. Supply fee is $7.
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.
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.
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.