Datebook: Sept. 6, 2012

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Public meetings
Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington St.

This week
Computer literacy class
A free computer literacy class will be offered by Shelby County Adult Education Program. This 8-week class will be at 12:45-2:45 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 13 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, starting July 26.  To register, call 502-213-3669.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Office Pub and Deli, 614 Comanche Trail in Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.
Learn Over Lunch
Learn what you should know about credit cards during an educational lunch at noon-1 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The event is free for chamber members and $10 for potential members and presented by Fred Day of Infintech LLC. The materials and drinks will be provided. For more information, E-mail Johnna Maier at johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountykychamber.com.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
ALC’s Banquet of Life
A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center’s annual Banquet of Life is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. The guest speaker will be Angela Minter, president and cofounder of Sisters for Life, an organization that advocates for pre-born babies and their parents who find themselves faced with a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight.  For more information, or to make reservations, call Sandy McGill 647-0300 or visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com, E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com or call 502-647-0300.
Seniors movies at library
Movies for senior citizens (at least 50) will be at 1 p.m. Friday, 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.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday -- and the first Friday of each month – 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. For more information, visit at www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Belly dancing classes
Belly dancing classes will be at 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, starting Sept. 7, at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for persons at least 18 years old. For more information, call 633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Annunciation summer festival
A summer festival will be at 4-10 p.m. Sept. Friday and Saturday at the Church of the Annunciation on Main Street in Shelbyville. There will be food, music, bingo, game booths, drinks, inflatables, silent auction, yard sale, prizes and more. For more information, contact Mike Edelen at 502-432-4693 or mikeedelen@gmail.com.
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be a 2-day event this year, opening at 7-9 p.m. Friday and followed by daylong festivities at 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Simpsonville Park, at 108 Old Veechdale Road. The cost is free with donations accepted at the door to benefit parks and recreation services. The Friends Indeed band, led by Matt Simons, will open the event with a concert on Friday night. Following that will be a showing of Grease via the open-air cinema. There will be a variety of musical acts at 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. Live entertainment will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. with a variety of music. The Purnell’s sausage breakfast will 7-10 a.m. There will be a 5K run/walk, a Little Miss and Mister pageant, a corn hole city championships with two divisions, a 3 on 3 basketball city championships, vendor booths and a silent auction. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.
Shred it day at the library
A shred-it day for sensitive documents will be held in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. You also can recycle all unwanted PCs and attachments. Limit five boxes per person. For more information, call 502-633-3803.
Pleasureville Day pancake breakfast
The Pleasureville United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday during the Pleasureville Day festival. The breakfast will include two pieces of sausage, a drink and all-you-can eat-pancakes for $6 for adults and free to kids 12 and under. All proceeds will go to benefit the church. For more information, call 502-276-4963 or 502-232-0338.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Simpsonville Fall Festival; and 1-8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Zaxby’s of Shelbyville, 1980 Midland Trail. For more information, visit redcross.org or blog.redcross.org.
Poker run for Tim ‘Roadie’ Clark
A poker run to benefit Tim “Roadie” Clark will be at Saturday at Scribers, 697 Elm St. in Eminence. All vehicles are welcome. Registration will be at 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $15 for one rider, $20 for second rider. Kick stands will go up at noon sharp. Clark was diagnosed with throat cancer, and this event will help pay medical bills. For more information, contact Sandi Woods at 878-4065.
Girl Scouts event
All girls interested in learning more about the many opportunities available to Girl Scouts are invited to “Girl Scout Fun” at 9-11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. There will be activities, displays, games and prizes and light refreshments. For more information, call 751-5249,  321-5635 or  633-5954.
Self-defense course
A 4-session self-defense course will be at 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Security expert Daniel Merritt will cover situational awareness, verbal and emotional boundary setting and physical self-defense tactics. The class will also explore issues related to fear and violence. The cost is $40, and the class is limited to 12 people. To register, call 633-4593.
Little Mount fall festival
Little Mount Baptist Church’s fall festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Activities include a live auction, yard sale, gospel music, kids’ activities, good food. Booth space is available. For more information, call 477-2335.
Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series
Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series’ upcoming schedule includes Saturday, Hog Operation; Sept. 22, Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes; and Oct. 13, The Ribys. 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.
Scavenger hike at Red Orchard
Kentucky Division of Forestry Ranger Sara Johns will lead a kids’ outdoors scavenger hunt at Red Orchard Park at 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will receive a list of items to find and collect specimens and do various activities. There may even be a prize or two. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat re-enactments will be at 10 am.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Red Orchard Park. Events include a live outdoor drama at 2 p.m. both days, various demonstrations of heritage skills such as fire starting, spinning, firearms, blacksmithing and an entire campsite showcasing the lifestyle of settlers and Native Americans who lived along the Kentucky frontier in 1781. Various authors will be on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, including Ronald Van Stockum, who will speak at noon. The Painted Stone Settlers also provide a school-day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for students/home-school groups and at 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops. For more information, visit www.PaintedStoneSetters.org or contact Kathy Cummings at 502- 228-3746 or kathy.cummings@graphicenterprises.net or contact Helen McKinney at 502- 487-0379 or hlnmck@aol.com.
Weight-loss seminar
A health and weight-loss seminar will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. Jim Simons, former basketball star from Shelbyville, will be the guest speaker. He is diabetic and has had two kidneys replacements and a knee replacement. He will share his journey of a major comeback from weight loss of 40 pounds in 3.5 months. No exercise, no change in diet. From walking with a cane in May and preparing for a second knee surgery, he has recovered fully.
Trimble Apple Festival
The Trimble County Apple Festival will be at 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday in and around the Trimble County Court House. There will be homemade crafts, food and music with pageants and an apple pie contest will be featured. The Trimble Thimbles will have quilts on display. For more information, call 502-268-9912 or 502-255-0363.
Price family reunion
The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion will be at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge building in Simpsonville. A potluck meal will be at noon. For more information, contact Doris Cissell at 502-722-1191.
Upcoming car club cruises
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles 1-4 p.m. Sunday at O’Reilly’s on U.S. 60 West in Shelbyville; 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15 in downtown Shelbyville; 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hardees of Shelbyville; 1-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Gallrein Farms.
Sutherland-Richmond reunion
The Sutherland-Richmond family reunion will be Sunday at the main shelter at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. A pitch-in meal will begin at 1 p.m. Bring a dish, family and friends. For more information, call 502-532-7531.
National  gospel quartet convention
Southern gospel music fans will meet for the 55th annual national quarter convention in Louisville during the week of Sunday through Sept. 14. Nightly concerts will be held at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center’s Freedom Hall, with afternoon concerts and worship services also scheduled throughout the grounds. For schedules and more information, call 800-846-8499 or visit www.nqconline.com.
Taste & Tunes event
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has set its annual Taste & Tunes fundraiser event for 5-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $20 for adults. For more information, call 633-1636.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth meeting
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, E-mail sara@kftc.org.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
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.
Beginner tai chi class
A new beginner class of tai chi for health will begin at 5:30 p.m. on 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 Peggy Tschauner at 647-7867 or just show up the first night.
Silver cleaning class

Shine up your special pieces at the silver-cleaning class at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Brenda Phillips will teach this free class through hands-on participation. For more information, call 633-4593.
Sewing classes
Shelby County’s Master Clothing volunteers will teach a basic sewing class on Tuesday and Oct. 2 at the Shelby County Extension office.  For more information, call 633-4593.
FAC boot camp challenge
The Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park will have a summer boot camp challenge Tuesday 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.
SCHS cheerleading camp
The Shelby County High School cheerleading camp will be at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 13. The group will perform at the SCHS Homecoming football game 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Campers must meet at the small gym’s rear entrance and is open to grades K through eight. The cost is $55 per child, which includes registration, T-shirt and certificate. Enrollment deadline is Sept. 3. Contact Jona Luttrell at 220-5252 or Lacey Lamon at 487-1940 or lacey-kay@hotmail.com. Applications can be picked up at SCHS or requested via E-mail.
Next week
Retired teachers meeting
The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association meets Sept. 13 at the Stratton Center. The dinner meeting will begin at 6 p.m. A guest speaker from KTRA will speak on health/insurance issues concerning retired teachers. For reservations, call 633-3766 or 649-4070 by Thursday.
40th Homecoming reunion
All members of the 1972 Shelby County High School classmates are encouraged to attend the Sept. 14 SCHS game for a 40th year Homecoming reunion. Bring your memorabilia and signs to root the Rockets to a 2012 victory. For more information, contact Linda Pulliam 834-7767.
Downtown Shelbyville concert series
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series continues on Fridays and Saturday nights this summer at 6 p.m. at the public parking lot between 6th and 7th streets. Shows include: Sept. 14 (Lewis Mathis) and 15 (New Breed, plus SMART Car Cruise). For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029.
Operation Kidsafe child safety event in Buckner
The Operation Kidsafe child safety event will be at 1-7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tri County Ford, 5101 W. Highway 146 in Buckner. This is a free event, and parents get a lifetime record of the child’s digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. The event is free for every family.
CASA benefit raffle
CASA of Shelby County will have a raffle booth at the Shelby County Car Club cruise on Sept. 15. Raffle tickets will be available for $50 for a chance to win a car, truck or $25,000 in cash. For more information, call 647-2155 or send an E-mail beverly@casariverregion.org.
Wilson/Sanford reunion
The Polly Wilson/Nathan Sanford reunion will be noon Sept. 15 at the Fish and Wildlife Salato Center in Frankfort. Bring a covered dish and drink. All friends and relatives are invited. For more information, call Linda Sanford at 502-875-5286.
Van For Glenn benefit
The Van For Glenn fund-raising team will cook at the Downtown Shelbyville Street Party on Sept. 15. There will be a bake sale. Donations are needed for cooking and volunteers for the bake sale. New Breed will entertain, and a car show and 5K run will be downtown. This effort is to help the Hall family purchase a van equipped to transport teenager Glenn Hall, who has a rare chromosome disease.
AFB Mare-A-Thon
American Founders Bank will sponsor a Mare-A-Thon on Sept. 15 at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road. Registration for the 5K run/walk will begin at 4 p.m. and the race at 5:30. The entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 after Sept. 5. You can register by mailing payment and pre-registration form to: Dorman Center, P.O. Box 853, Shelbyville, 40066 or drop off the payment and registration form at the Dorman Center at Clear Creek Park or the Shelbyville American Founders Bank on Midland Trail in Shelbyville or visit http://www.active.com/running/shelbyville-ky/mare-a-thon-2012 to register. Make checks payable to the Dorman Pre-School-Center.
Library card sign-up celebration
Library Card Sign-Up month is under way at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. A library card provides access to books, eBooks, movies, computers, CDs and more. Dave Cottrell, a magician and banjo picker, will perform at celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 in the Hudson Room. All ages are invited. For more information, call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
New Mount Zion event
The Missions in Christ ministry of New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Shelbyville will host a “Fruit of the Spirit” community outreach gathering for individuals and families at 3 p.m. Sept. 15. The ministry will provide a hot weekend meal and clothes giveaway to help meet needy individuals’ basic survival needs. This event will be held at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building) 701 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-7991 and leave a message.
Hundley benefit horse show
A horse show will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Waddy Show Ring on King’s Highway in Waddy. Admission is $2, and children 6-years-old and under are free. Class Nos. 1-4 and 6-24 will be $3 per rider. No pads, chains or action devices of any kind will be allowed. All proceeds will go to the family of Blake Hundley, a 6-year-old who has been diagnosed with cancer, to cover medical expenses. For more information, contact Chasidy Hawkins at 502-680-0497 or Selina Thompson Goode at 502-477-8636 or selinagoode65@att.net. Rain out date will be Sept. 23.

Beginning Spanish classes
Have you been thinking about learning Spanish?  Beginning Spanish classes, taught by Diana Szuba, will be at 5-6 p.m. every Monday for six weeks starting on Sept. 17 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road.  The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. To register call 633-4593.
Hands-on cooking
A cooking seminar, called “Hands on Cooking Experience: Fall Harvest – Apples & Squash – Savory and Sweet,” will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Shelby County Extension Office. There is a limit for this 2-hour class, and registration is required, with a $10 fee. 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.
Eco-Movie Night at Red Orchard
Eco-Movie Nights will be at 6-8 p.m. the third Monday of the month beginning Sept. 17 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.
Financial Peace courses
Financial Peace University, the popular course taught on DVD by Dave Ramsey, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and continue 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.
Recovery celebration
Shelby Christians will host the third National Recovery Month celebration on Sept. 21, 2012, at Clay Street Baptist, 1940 Midland Trail. This is a celebration of people in recovery.
‘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, are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 30. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7 and cost $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.
Clear Creek Swamp Tromp
Clear Creek Swamp Tromp to benefit Shelby Prevention and the Shelby County Parks Foundation will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at 717 Burks Branch Road. The 10K trail run has more than 20 military grade obstacles. The 1-mile family fun course has nearly 10 obstacles. There will also be a mud, fun and family after-party. Register as a team or as an individual. Prices go up July 1 so register now at http://www.active.com/more-sports/shelbyville-ky/clear-creek-swamp-tromp.... Like us on Facebook for more information and pictures of the obstacles. Registration closing date will be 11:59 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information, call Elizabeth Pulliam at the Shelby Prevention office at 502-437-0491.
Yard sale for Glenn
First Christian Church will have a Van for Glenn yard sale starting at 7 a.m. Sept. 22 in the church parking lot. Donations are needed for the yard sale. Delivery is available for items sold. For more information, call Brenda Lea at 633-1792. All proceeds go to help the Hall family purchase a van equipped to transport teenager Glenn Hall, who has a rare chromosome disease.
Grove Hill workshops
A monument restoration workshop at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville will be at 9:30 a.m. until we’re tired Sept. 22 and 1:30 p.m.-until on Sept. 23. Registration fees are $45 for individual; $80 per couple; $20 for youth ages 10 to 18, and that covers lunch on Saturday, preservation kit and materials. Participants also will earn an apprentice certification. Certified apprentices are invited to help train and work on the stones. A fee of $15 covers lunch. Advance reservations are necessary because the workshop is limited to 30 people. The rain-or-shine event starts at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel, 458 Mount Eden Road. For more information, contact Bonnie Burks Gray at 633-6941 or E-mail bawg@bawg.biz.
Wild Game feat
The fifth annual fall hunting kickoff and wild game feast will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. A group of local hunters will host the dinner, and live and silent auction. Proceeds go to support outreach activities for Centenary Methodist Youth Fellowship. Tickets are $12 per person, or a family of four (two adults and two children) can purchase the family ticket for $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Matt Bell at cyf@insightbb.com or 633-4510.
Tipton-Bramblett reunion
The Tipton/Bramblett reunion will be at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Bagdad Ruritan Building. It will be a potluck meal, so bring food, cold drinks and ice. For more information, contact  Doris at 722-1191.
Auditions for Christmas comedy
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 and men and women ages 35 to 60. Performance dates 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.
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.
Collins HS Homecoming dance
Collins High School’s Homecoming dance will be at 7-11 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets will be $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, contact Michelle Isenberg at 502-321-1108.
Van For Glenn corn-hole tourney
A corn-hole tournament and bake sale for Van For Glenn will be Sept. 29 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.
WMS cheerleader camp
West Middle School will host a cheerleader clinic at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29. 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 Sept. 29 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 Sept. 29, “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.
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 corn-hole contest and 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 Sept. 29-30 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. For more information, send an E-mail to Judy Love a jlove@schlechtycenter.org.
SCHS dance camp
The Shelby County High School dance team will have its fall camp at 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 1-5 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.
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. Early registration ends Sept. 16. 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.
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.
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.
Volunteers needed for fundraiser
Volunteers are needed for the Project31X during the fall festival 3-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Volunteers must be at least 12-years-old and be willing to have fun dressing up, playing games and acting in fun house. Student clubs and organizations are welcome. Money raised will provide winter coats for needy children in Shelby and Spencer counties. The first meeting will be 11 a.m. Saturday at 3400 Charleston Way. For more information, E-mail info@project31x.org or register at www.project31x.org or 502-718-0141.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Library story hours
The Shelby County Public Library Story Hours will be as follows in the Hudson Room: Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; and 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds. today and Sept. 12 for 2- to 5-year-olds. and Thursday and Sept. 13 for Baby Time, ages birth to 2-year-old in the Story Hour Room. Registration is required for Baby Time. Children will hear stories, make crafts and dance to music. 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.
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 Tuesday 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.
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.
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 or to register, 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.
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.