Datebook: Sept. 30, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Public meetings
Triple S. Planning and Zoning will have a public hearing on a request by Rural King at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.

This week
Scouting unlimited adventure camp
The Scouting Unlimited district of the Boy Scouts of America’s Lincoln Heritage Council will hold its fall 2011 adventure camp 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today through Friday and on Monday at Camp Crooked Creek in Bullitt County/ from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The camp is on KY 245 next to Bernheim Forest. For more information, contact Ruthe Holmberg at 502-361-2624, ext. 3012, rholmber@lflmail.org.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. today. The menu includes baked beans, cole slaw, French fries, fish and dessert.
West Middle School dance
The West Middle School dance is 4-6 p.m. today. There is a $3 admission and concessions will be sold.
Pig roast at Clay Village
The Clay Village October Fest will host an old-fashioned pig roast 5:30-8 p.m. today. There will be music and bounce slides for the children.
St. James Court art show
The 55th annual St. James Court art show will be today through Sunday. PARC & TARC will provide a transportation shuttle from the Brown Garage on Fourth St. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes. Rain or shine. There is no admission fee and this is a pet free event. For additional information contact Margue Esrock@stjamescourtartshow.com or visit http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com or on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/StJamesFan.
Painted Stone’s fall festival

The Painted Stone Elementary Fall Festival is 3-6 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, crafts, food, a petting zoo, four bounce houses and visits from local fire departments and sheriff's office. Bagdad Jr. Firefighters will be selling concession. The cost is $5 per person, and each child will receive a bracelet to play the games as many times as they want.
SCHS class of 2001 reunion
The 10-year reunion of the Shelby County High School class of 2001 will be 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House. Reserve a spot now for $30 per person. The night will include dinner and dancing. The dress is dressy/casual. The deadline to RSVP has passed. Send payment to Sloane (Jacobi) Barnett, 2126 Glenworth Ave., Louisville, 40218. Make checks payable to Sloane Barnett, Class of 2001. For more information contact Rachel Webb webbrachel@yahoo.com or Brad Barnett bradbarnett60@hotmail.com. Join the Facebook group “SCHS Class of 2001 Reunion Page” for more details. No childcare will be provided.
Fall fish fry

The Bagdad Ruritan Club annual fall fish fry is 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes fish and all the fixins’ plus dessert for $8. This is the annual fundraiser to get ready for the holiday season.
Run for Operation CatSnip
Operation CatSnip of Kentucky is holding its second annual Walk on the Wild Side 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.operationcatsnipky.org. Call 502-220-0271 or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com for information. Pre-register by Sept. 3 to guarantee a T-shirt and to obtain a discount.
Habitat key presentation
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County will host a key ceremony for the Duncan Family at 10 a.m. Saturday at their house at 373 Ardmore Lane. Everyone who has been involved with Habitat is welcome to come and take a look at this house and congratulate the family.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the Hardees parking lot.
SCHS 1991 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1991 Reunion is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cardinal Club. Tickets can be purchased for $30 online only at www.wepay.com/tickets/view/153424. E-mail schsrockets91@gmail.com for more information.
Circle City Classic
The Shelbyville Area NAACP branch is sponsoring a chartered motor coach to the 2011 Circle City Classic in Indianapolis on Saturday to watch Kentucky State University play Albany State University. The motor coach will leave Walmart parking lot at 6 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m., and the game is at 2:30 p.m. There will be walking involved. The cost is $70 per person. This includes round-trip transportation and game ticket. Final payment must be received by next Wednesday. For more information contact Wyena Marshall at 502-558-4413, Evette Beasley at 633-0277, Janice Harris at 633-4779 or Veronica May at 502-232-5333.
Simpsonville hayride
The Simpsonville Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual community fall hayride will be Saturday at the new Simpsonville Station 3 at 44 First Day Lane, off of KY 148 in Finchville. Food, refreshments and entertainment will be provided and the community is asked to bring a favorite dessert. Wagons will start loading at 6:30 p.m. All donations will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information call 502-722-5617.
Dance team car wash
The SCHS dance team car wash scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at Robo Car Wash on Main Street has been cancelled.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
Church yard sale
The Grace Assembly of God yard sale is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 60 West across from Claudia Sanders. There will be a variety of items.
Aqua Zumba
Make waves at the Family Activity center with Zumba, without the impact, at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday in October. Pre-registration is required for the Aqua Zumba with only 20 spots available. The cost is $30 to FAC members, $45 to nonmembers for all five classes. Try it first during the free trial class at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Heritage yard sale
The Heritage Elementary PTO will have a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Concessions will be sold.
Yard/bake sale
Shelbyville Wesleyan Church, 2713 Mount Eden Road, will have an indoor yard sale and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 1 to raise money for ministries of the church. A partial list of items includes several antiques, a German sewing machine, canner, ammunition box, Christmas items, children’s clothes and toys, large, custom made solid wood corner desk in excellent condition, other miscellaneous furniture and many other items.
Car cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Gallrein Farm.
Tipton/Bramblett family reunion
The Tipton/Bramblett family reunion is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Bagdad Ruritan Building in Bagdad. The potluck meal begins at noon. For more information, call Doris Cissell at 502-722-1191.
Retirement reception
A reception will be held for Connie and Larry Kelly in celebration of their retirement from their Shelbyville antique business and their many years of service to the Shelbyville community, will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church (corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and KY 53 South). A short program will begin at 4:30 p.m. at which time all interested persons will be able to share memories and stories. A money tree will be available for those wishing to help the Kelly retirement life off to a great start.
Bailey family reunion
The Bailey Family Reunion is 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr., across from the hospital. Bring a dish or two to share. For more information, call Danny Bailey at 502-875-5182.
SCHS ’72 reunion meeting
A Shelby County High School Class of 1972 planning meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Monday  at Olive Branch Methodist Church, Zaring Mill Road. All class alumni are invited to help plan the 40th reunion. Call 834-7767 for more information.
Angel Tree applications
The Shelby County Salvation Army unit Angel Tree application schedule for 2011 will be received at Victory Baptist Church on Main Street. Dates for receiving applications will be 2-5 p.m. Monday, 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 17, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 4-8 p.m. Oct. 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). Children of parents with tax ID number will not need a Social Security number. Salary range for a couple with one child must be $19,000, two children $22,600, three children $25,600, four or more children $29,200.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s parking lot.
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.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Sign language classes at library
Sign language classes will be held at 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 and 24 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Chase Armstrong for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 15.
Beef cattle field day
Regional beef cattle field day is Tuesday at Taylor Cattle Farm on Hanna Road. Topics include nutrition, genetics and marketing. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. For information, directions or to reserve your meal, call the Shelby County Extension Service at 633-4593.

Next week
Sewing workshop
A program to teach you how to use the sewing machine, select a pattern and fabric, and make a simple pillow and/or tote bag will be at 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension Office.  Master Clothing Volunteers will teach this class. Attendees may bring sewing projects to show others or to receive assistance. Call the extension office at 633-4593 to register. Sewing machines are available, or a participant may bring his/her own with instruction booklet.
Intermediate/beginner knitting
Intermediate/beginning knitting classes will be 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 25 at the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. The class will be presented by Elaine Hill for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 10. Call the library for details of materials you will need to knit a felted bag, 633-3803. For more information E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Line dancing classes at library
Line dancing classes will be held Wednesday; Oct. 5, 19, 26; Nov. 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 28; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Shelby County Public Library, with Bob Devers as the instructor. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 6.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Stratton Center.
Painted Stone Settlers meeting
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at a location TBA. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Oct. 7 at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. If you want to ride in a fun, safe and family environment, come and check us out at www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Movies for seniors
A movie will be shown 1-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Shelby County Public Library. The other dates for Movies for Seniors are Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. Titles to be announced later. Free popcorn is available. Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.
‘’Night, Mother’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre presents ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman and directed by Rick Reinle at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9. This was a winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. This eloquent, enthralling and, ultimately, shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. It’s the second event in the theater’s Upstairs at 801 series. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations call 502-633-0242.
Dorman Center carnival
The Dorman Center carnival is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Daniel Field. Events include games, inflatable bounce houses, pumpkin painting, face painting, dunk booth, cakewalk and more. All games are 10-25 cents each. Cynthiana will entertain noon to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Dorman Center, Leadership Shelby Class 2011 and several local sponsors. For more information call 502-643-6253.
‘Savannah Jam’ fundraiser
A “Savannah Jam” fundraiser to help raise money for Savannah Sanders, who needs stem-cell treatment after being blinded in a childhood accident, will be 1-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Shelby County Park Amphitheater. There will be 12 local bands, inflatable bouncies, face painting, karaoke contest, bake sale, delicious grilled food, a silent and live auction, raffle and much more. The cost of admission is $5 per person, and ages 10 and under are free. All tax-deductible donations can be made payable to SCCC-SSS and sent to P.O. Box 284-4066 Shelbyville, KY 40066. Saving Savannah’s Sight is working in conjunction with Shelby County Community Charities, a non-profit, 501c3 organization. For more information contact Ashley Sanders at (502) 220-2260 or sanders0372@hotmail.com.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 8  at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
Truck and tractor pull
The Austin Roberts Foundation truck and tractor pull is Oct. 8 at the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle. There is a $10 gate admission (kids 10 and under are free). All-day event features an antique car and tractor show and craft fair at 1 p.m., kids pedal pull at 4 p.m., and the truck and tractor pull starts at 6 p.m. For information on any event call 502-321-5321.
Sam’s Walk for scholarship
The third annual Sam’s Walk for the Samantha Mathus-Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund is Oct. 8. The walk starts at 1 p.m. in Pleasureville, behind city hall. There will be a $10 fee to walk. Come support a great cause.
2nd Sunday at parks
The next statewide Second Sunday is Oct. 9. Shelby County will celebrate with a Progressive Park Participation Event. Sign in to receive a free gift and have your name put in the drawing for a quarterly family membership card to the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. (Three of these will be given away – each is valued at $230). A family may only win one time. To be eligible for these drawings, you need to visit a park and sign in during the following hours: 2-3 p.m. at Red Orchard Park; 3-4 p.m. at the Clear Creek FAC; and 4-5 p.m. Finchville Park.

Bridge at library
Introduction to Bridge, presented by Tom Schroeter, will be 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 11, 18, Nov. 1 and 8. This is for adults 18-years and older. Registration is required with a limit of 20. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Author featured at the library
Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, will be the guest author at two One Book, One Community events on Oct. 13 at the Shelby County Library. He will speak at a luncheon, at 1-3 p.m. Cost is $30, and a copy of A Separate Country is included for each participant. Registration is required, with a limit of 50 seats. A check or cash (non-refundable) is due upon registration. Hicks also will sign copies of his book at 6-7 p.m. Registration is required for seating purposes only. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Belly dancing class
Introduction to belly dancing, presented by Tami Stoecker, will be 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Shelby County Public Library. This class is for adults, 18-years and older. Registration is required and limited to 25. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Anti-bully program
Cary Evans, general manager of Love’s TravelStops in Waddy, will sponsor an anti-bully program for children ages 5-18 on Oct. 15 at the Spencer Christian Church. Gracie Jiu Jitsu will donate instructors and mats and will be set up from noon-4 p.m. with peewees at noon-1 p.m., juniors at 1:30-2:30 p.m. and teens at 3-4 p.m. The event will also be set up at the Octoberfest on Oct. 1 in Taylorsville to answer any questions and pass out flyers about this upcoming event. For more information, contact Jaime Evans at 502-210-2098.
American Diabetes Association walk
The American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will take place on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park in Louisville on Oct. 15. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 5K walk/run and will begin at 9 a.m. There will also be a 1-mile family fun walk beginning at the same time. To register a team or as an individual, visit http://main.diabetes.org/stepoutlouisville  
Body Recall classes
Body Recall classes begin on Oct. 17. The classes will meet 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 10 weeks at the Shelby County Extension Office. The cost of $30 and includes a $28 Body Recall book. The cost is $10 for those who have the book. Call 633-4593 to register.
‘The FAC Challenge’ boot camp
The Challenge Boot camp is an 8-week fitness challenge to lose weight, inches and body fat while participating in a two-month intense fitness boot camp. The 16-class camp is Oct. 18 through Dec. 13. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a free two-month boot camp package and the person who loses the most weight will receive a free 3-month membership at the FAC. The camp is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family Activity Center. The cost is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. To register contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM certified personal trainer, 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
Caning workshop
Learn to cane by attending a stool caning workshop at 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The $40 registration is due by Oct. 7. This covers the cost of an oak footstool and caning material. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to register.
Bee school
Bee school is 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at Shelby County Extension Office. Call 633-4593 to register for the course.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/shred.htm for more information.
Beginner knitting class
Beginner knitting classes will be held at 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 at the Shelby County Public Library. Participants will need to bring a pair of size eight bamboo needles, one skein of yarn and a pair of scissors. Registration is required with a limit of 15 for ages 18-years and older. For more information E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Lending workshop
A free lending workshop is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at 600 Main St. in Shelbyville. Speakers will be Chanca “Toni” Cardell, assistant director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at the University of Kentucky-Louisville; Mark L. Johnson, acting assistant director of small business services division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; Tyler Long, vice president of Commonwealth Bank & Trust;  Brian Webb, senior vice president, commercial lending at Citizens Union Bank. A time will be set aside for questions and answers. The event is sponsored by Shelby Development Corporation Promotion Committee. To register call 633-5029 or Joanna.miller@shelbydevcorp.com
Civil war ghost stories program
Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories at 6-7 p.m. Oct. 27 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. First person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Senior driving programs
Drivers over the age of 55 can attend the AAA Driver Improvement Program at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. There are no driving tests. Lunch is provided. Call 633-4593 to reserve a space. Participants may be eligible for reduced insurance premiums.
Murder mystery fundraiser
Shelby Prevention will host a murder mystery party fundraiser at 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Birch House in Clear Creek Park. The theme is a Halloween costume party, and appetizers will be served. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Elizabeth Pulliam (437-0491).
Gourd art workshop
Jennifer Zingg, an award-winning artist from Frankfort, will conduct a special, fund-raising seminar for students at The Gallery, Shelby Artists on Main. Oct. 29. Zingg will focus on creating art from gourds. Cost will be $75, and Zingg will donate a portion of her fee to the gallery. For more information, call  633-7372 or E-mail Lipoart@aol.com.
Cow camp
Cow camp is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Topics include herd health, nutrition, animal handling, marketing. The event will satisfy CAIP educational requirement. Dinner will be provided. Call 633-4593 by Nov. 1 to register and reserve your meal.
Collins winter bazaar
The Collins High School dance team will host a winter bazaar at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the school’s gymnasium, 803 Discovery Blvd. Concessions will be available all day. For more information contact Michelle Isenberg 722-8421 or 321-1108.
Mystery theater at library
Noir Suspicions, written by David Landau, will be performed by the Shelby County Community Theatre actors at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6. This event is for adults 18-years and older. Registration and ticket are required. Call 633-3803. If you register by phone, you will have five days to pick up your ticket or it will be passed on to another person. There will be a limit of 60.
Celebration of Lights
Downtown Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and the beginning of the holiday season, will be Nov. 12. Festivities – which include music, rides, food and open stores – will begin at 3 p.m., with the switch on the tree across from the Shelby County Courthouse being thrown at 6 p.m.
Alternative gift-giving market
The First Presbyterian Church at 629 Main in Shelbyville is hosting its sixth annual alternative gift market 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. There will be local friends there to represent about 20 local and international charities and organizations to make your gift-giving give twice this year. Come at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast.
Light Up Simpsonville
The annual holiday lighting/chili supper will be held Nov. 19 in front of the Simpsonville Community Center. The lighting ceremony will begin at 6:05, and the dinner will be available at 6:15. There will be other activities as well.
Holiday bazaar
The Shelby County Fire/Rescue Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Shelby County Fire Department, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information and to set up a booth, contact Katie Pryor at 502-480-6251 or email at katie.pryor@insightbb.com.
Craft/gift show
A Christmas craft and gift show with a soup luncheon will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. To be a vendor or for more information call Norma Bailey at 321-4944.
Beginning Spanish Classes
The Beginning Spanish Classes will be 5-6:30 p.m. through Nov. 22 on Tuesdays at the Shelby County Extension Office. The $50 class fee includes a book.  Call 633-4593 to register.
East Middle SBDM schedule
East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has set its regular meeting schedule for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. Meetings will be held in the school library/media center. The schedule will be 5 p.m. Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 13, April 17 and May 8.

Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
MOPS meetings
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Shelby Christian Church and 6-7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with mom. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered 5-5:45 p.m. for $5 per adult and children eat free.
Story hour at the library
Story hour registration is now going on at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required. Call 633-3803, E-mail: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the Library to register. These programs fill up fast so don’t delay. The schedule will be 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 2-year-olds, Baby Time with Elaine; 11-11:35 a.m. for ages 2 to 6-year-olds, story time with Elaine, no registration required; teen and ‘tween programming with Sherry Bogard on Tuesdays. Wednesdays’ schedule with Bogard is Toddler Time, 10-10:35 a.m., 11-11:35 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 3-year-olds; and Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. On Thursday will be Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., for ages birth to 2-year-olds, and Preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds.
Movie night at Red Orchard
Movie Night is the fourth Saturday of each month. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets for the ground. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or www.clearcreektrailblazers.org.
Miller Outdoor Center open
The Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. This is a free educational center.  For more information call Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks & Recreation, 633-5059 ext. 203.
Art classes for children
Art classes at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main will be offered for children of various levels of skill and ability, bringing art awareness and enrichment along with summertime fun. Call for program information, times and rates. Class sizes are limited. Contact Rose Flowers 502-648-8136 or 502-722-8717, E-mail rose.flowers@shelbyartistsonmain.org, or visit bohemianmonkey.com.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 29. The market is located in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles are available. Also featured are handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market
Taylorsville Farmers’ Market meets 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays until the end of October at the Sanctuary Art Center on Main Street in Taylorsville. Produce, beef, chicken, seedlings, baked and canned goods will be available. Call 502-477-2217 for details.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park now has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and now is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers for more information.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.