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Dateboook: May 7, 2014

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This week
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville, 8460 Shelbyville Road; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail and May 14 at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road.
SCHS cheerleader tryouts
Shelby County High School cheerleading team will have spring tryouts for freshmen through seniors. Tryouts and a clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the small gym. For more information, contact Coach Lacey Samples at 502-487-1940 or lacey-kay@hotmail.com. Visit www.leaguelineup.com/schscheer.
Nurse aide sessions
American Red Cross information sessions related to nurse’s aide training is 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Kentucky Farm Bureau in the Red Cross office, 1201 Mount Eden Road. For more information, contact Sarah Ivers at 502-561-3707 or  Sarah.Ivers@redcross.org.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Crochet class
Come to the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, at 6 p.m. on Thursday to learn how to crochet.  If you are already know how to crochet, you can show your crochet project to others and learn new crochet techniques. This class will be taught by Hope Kremer. To reserve a spot, call 633-4593.
Heritage advisory council meeting
The Heritage Family Resource Center advisory council meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Scrabble Club @ the Library
The Shelby County Public Library Scrabble Club will have its first meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday in the Hudson Room. The club will meet the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month. The club is free for adults ages 18-and-up and the library will provide the Scrabble board sets. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the library at 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Collins Athletic Booster Club officers
Nominations will be accepted for Collins Athletic Booster Club officers from through Friday with voting on Monday. To nominate someone for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, concessions chair or spirit wear rep E-mail mlchsboosters@gmail.com or call 647-1160.
Charity golf scramble
The 19th annual Shelby Community Charity’s Michael Long Golf Scramble is Friday through Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. Friday kicks off with a live auction and Karaoke entertainment, which is open to all golfers and the public. Saturday events include the 6-person golf scramble for a cost of $125 per person, with a dinner, dance and live auction that evening. Dance tickets for those who do not participate in the scramble are $80 per couple or $50 a single, which includes a pork chop dinner, free drinks from 6 to 10 p.m. and dancing. For more information, call Lawrence Montalto at 417-4533 or Jimmy Willard at 321-1111. For auction information or to make a donation, call Danielle Dixon 502-523-0443
Corpus Christi music fest
Corpus Christi Academy will have a Music Fest from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Simpsonville Park. Join for a fun, family time featuring New Breed along with Night Moves, Red, White and Blues and Silver Wings. There will also be food vendors, bouncy houses, magic shows, face painting and more. Tours of Corpus Christi Academy will be given between 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 722-8090.
Wingate Lodge ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge will have a Country Ham Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The menu includes ham, biscuits, gravy, eggs, fried potatoes, Donations of $8 for adults and $4 for children are appreciated.
Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting
The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
‘Funny Girl’ at SCCT
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Funny Girl, by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Isobel Lennart, will be at 7 p.m. through May 13 at the theatre. Auditioners should come prepared with 16 measures of a song to showcase their vocal stylings. They will also be asked to read cold from the script and wear appropriate clothing for a movement audition. Parts are available for a female lead and an ensemble consisting of at least eight men and eight women who will play various parts as well as chorus roles. Cyndi Powell-Skellie is directing the play. Performance dates are Aug. 8-10 and 15-17.

Next week
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include growing cucumbers, cantaloupes, squash, etc., May 15; botanical garden shrub and tree tour, June 19; saving heirloom seeds, July 24; establishing an emerald green lawn, Aug. 21; propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
Shakespeare and Rock ‘n Roll
What happens when William Shakespeare meets the King of Rock ‘n Roll? An opening night gala performance will be May 16 starring seniors Jake Toloczko (Chad) and Delaney Boone (Natalie), and many other new and seasoned members of the Collins Drama Department at Collins High School. All Shook Up is not a show about Elvis, but certainly a tribute to his legend and music, using the songs he made famous to give insight into the madness of falling in love. The cast and crew is comprised of nearly 60 Collins students who will have you hopping and bopping in the aisles. Tickets for this one night event are $25, which includes dinner, catered by CHS culinary students, entertainment from various students from the Shelby County Public Schools district, refreshments and a great performance.  Other performance dates are 2:30 p.m. on May 17 and 24 and 7:30 on May 23. Tickets for these shows are $8 for adults and $4 for children and students. To reserve tickets, call 647-1160 ext. 1122.
Relay for Life set for May 16-17
The 2014 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at 6 p.m. May 16 to 6 a.m. May 17 on the front lawn at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations  participate, with team members taking  turns walking on the track. For more information, contact Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
Princess/pirate tea at library
A princess/pirate tea will be from 11 a.m. to noon on May 16 for ages 3 to 5, and May 17 for ages 3 to 8 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. There will be a limit of 50 children for each event and registration is required. The children may dress up like princesses or pirates or in Sunday dress. For more information or to register, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Bagdad Day 5K
Bagdad Days will be May 17. Events include a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; yard sale beginning at 8 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; auction at 10:45 a.m., quilt show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; pie wheel and pedal tractor pull from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; children time in the big tent from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.; free Bingo 12:45 to 1:15 and 3 to 3:30; magician 1:30 to 2:30; pie wheel 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Bethel Baptist puppet ministry, 3:30 p.m. and Bagdad Ruritan fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All day events include inflatable rides, Lemonade drinks and snow cones, antique tractors, Wii dance, train rides, ice cream and sweets, food and drinks. To register 5K run/walk or for more information, contact Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062 or E-mail plbailey2010@yahoo.com. Visit www.bagdadbaptist.com to download the form.
Stormhaven spring kick-off
Stormhaven Youth Ranch will have a spring kick-off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at 504 Christiansburg Road. Events include pony rides, bake sale, games, live music, cake and pie auctions, and lunch will be available. All proceeds and donations will go to support the ranch. Auction items are donated from local bakeries. For more information, visit StormhavenYR.org.
Purina Check-R-Board days at Metzger’s
Metzger’s Country Store will host Purina Check-R-Board days, a customer appreciation event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at 6791 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. There will be sales on all Purina Feed plus food available for purchase. There will be four educational sessions throughout the day with animals, covering show preparation and feeding for performance. Times and species include: 10:30 a.m. horse, 11:30 a.m. cattle, 12:30 p.m. poultry and 1:30 p.m. dogs. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national Purina Check-R-Board Days sweepstakes for their chance to win a 2014 John Deere Gator TS, a trip-for-two to the Purina Animal Nutrition Center or Purina gear. For more information, contact  Diana Van Leuven 800-520-1834 x1 or E-mail diana@vanleuvencommunications.com.

Upcoming
Mercy-Omega Gala
The second annual Mercy-Omega Gala in support of the Omega Women’s Center and the Mercy Medical Clinic will begin at 6 p.m. May 22 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The gala will feature live and silent auctions, a program and dinner accompanied by the music of Thomas Hood and A Cappella Fellas. Keynote speaker is Tori Murden McClure. For more information, tickets or to help with auction items, contact Gennie Gerow at 502-321-8332.
SHARE meetings
SHARE (Serve, Help, Assist, React, Educate) is extending an invitation to all Shelby County ministers to attend a gathering to learn more about this new service group. The goal is to connect the work of churches and local missions in Shelby County. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on May 23 at the Stratton Center. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Bring a guest. For more information or to make reservations, contact Darlene Noble at 502-468-9063 or 502-653-7713 or visit http://www.shelbycountymissions.com/.
Hope jam
The All Team, a Relay for Life team in Henry County and sponsored by Eminence Speaker LLC, will have a concert on May 24 at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair in Eminence. Featured Henry County bands will be Jamie Tingle, Sugar Foot Band and Silver Wings. Making an appearance will be J.D. Shelburne, an upcoming Nashville recording artist. All proceeds will go to the Relay for Life and donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact Betty Estes at 502-220-3118 or Lisa Willhite at 502-220-2335.
Memorial Day at Grove Hill
The annual VFW Post  Memorial Day community service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, May 26 at Grove  Hill Cemetery. The speaker will be Sgt. Major Pat Copas. She works full-time for the Kentucky Army National Guard for which her husband, Richard, is also a Sergeant Major. They served in the aviation brigade with Col. Roger Green Jr., commanded of the local VFW. There will also be a PowerPoint tour inside the chapel starting at 9:30 a.m. to memorialize those veterans buried at the  cemetery. Mike Harrod and Duanne B. Puckett, members of Friends of Grove Hill, coordinate the event.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge will have a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 30. The menu includes choice of three sides, cole slaw, fries, baked beans, mac and cheese, dessert and drink. The cost is a donation of $8.
Shelby Artists on Main
Acrylic/collage Art, a workshop for adults, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at Shelby County Extension Office. This is an all day workshop to explore both acrylic paint and the making of collage for everyone from beginners to the more experienced. Learn basic canvas preparation, the properties of acrylic paint and paint mixing. Choose your own colors, personal collage items and paint to bring home a canvas of your own creation. To register or for more information, contact JoAnne Jackson at joannajksn@gmail.com.
Soles4Souls
Central Baptist Church will continue to collect new and used shoes through the end of May. All shoes are donated to Soles4Souls, a non-profit ministry that distributes shoes here at home and around the world. All types of shoes are acceptable. This is the fifth year for the collection, and the goal is 3,000 pairs of shoes. Shoes may be dropped of at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Shelby Christian Church, Waddy Baptist Church, The County Extension Office, or call 502-319-0903 or 502-829-5013 for free pick up of shoes.
Habitat 8th annual golf scramble
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County will have the eighth annual golf scramble on June 2 at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course. The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at noon and is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization. To register or for more information, call 633-5518 or visit www.habitatshelbyky.org.
Movies for seniors
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. will have movies for seniors beginning at  1 p.m. June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1 in the Hudson Room and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. Call the Library to register and for movie titles, 633-3803 extension 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Kentucky Tour de Cure
The Kentucky Tour de Cure will be June 7 at Norton Commons. Join the American Diabetes Association for a 20-, 40- and 60-mile cycling event to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as funds for a much-needed cure and educational outreach. Families and children can ride 1-mile and 5-mile routes. The event includes a free lunch and entertainment. Registration now open at www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure, by calling 502-452-6072 ext. 3318 or by sending an E-mail to dmuller@diabetes.org.
Emma Durham golf scramble
A fund-raising event for the Emma Durham Foundation Inc. will be the first golf scramble on June 7 at the Henry County Country Club, 2200 Campbellsburg Road in New Castle. A shotgun start will begin at 10 a.m. Registration deadline will be June 2. There will be two chances to win $10,000 in a hole-in-one contest. The cost is $240 per team or $70 for individuals, which includes golf cart and lunch. For more information or to register, call 321-2083.
Miss Shelby County Fair queen
The Miss Shelby County Fair Queen Pageant will be June 10. Pageant information packets with applications are available at Carol and Company Fine Jewelry on Midland Trail.  Contestants must be Shelby County residents and between the ages 16 to 21.  Applications and entry fees are due on May 24th. For more information, call 502-633-3765.
New Castle spring fling honors Vets
The 32nd annual New Castle spring fling honoring WWII Veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 14 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, parade, entertainment, silent auction, car-truck-motorcycle show, children’s activities, farmer’s market, street dance, and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit www.newcastleky.com.

Recurring
Winter swim clinic at FAC
The Winter Swim Clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. through May 18 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, hosted by Polo Fields. Families do not need to be members of the Polo Fields club. Everyone is welcome to join in. Only 15 spots are available. For more information or to register, visit www.polofieldspiranhas.com.
Managing diabetes classes
KentuckyOne Health is providing comprehensive classes to help individuals in Shelby and Henry counties manage their diabetes. These sessions include group instruction and one-on-one meetings with a registered dietitian. Instruction is free and open to a limited number of participants. The classes are a series of four that begin at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month through May at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information or to participate in this educational research study, call 502-540-3824. Participants must call to be set up with the appropriate paperwork.
Solomon Lodge breakfast
The Solomon Lodge No. 5 will host a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month through May. The menu will include eggs, biscuits and real sausage gravy, pancakes, sausage patties and a variety of drinks. The cost is $5 for all you care to eat. The lodge is located just east of Masonic Home Shelbyville on U.S. 60.
Shelby Shape Ups
The new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Monday through June 12 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $20. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or E-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a science-based, proven method to quitting smoking.  Classes are 12-weeks and include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. There is no charge for the class, however participants are responsible for the purchase of nicotine replacement products which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, call 647-4341.
Moorman basketball league
Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center, 1940 Midland Trail, basketball league still has registrations available for ages 6-8 and 9-12 years, and the cost is $35. No cover charge. Free admissions. For more information, call Aaron Holder at 502-487-0117 or Lisa Richard at 502-321-2187.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. If you have always wanted to play a dulcimer or want information about joining our group, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers is now scheduling for spring and summer events. This group of musicians, from Henry and Shelby counties, use lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars and mandolin, and play gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music. There is no charge for the performances. For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or E-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville 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. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 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.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; 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, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County 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@twc.com.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
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.
‘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 will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 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.
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 pcloar@yahoo.com.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
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.
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. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
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 1857 Midland Trail.
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.
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.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
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.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 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 or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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/.

Announcements
Bleach month at Animal Shelter
Bleach can be donated to the Shelby County Animal Shelter on Kentucky Street during the month of March. Drop it off at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Ave. The shelter is in great need of bleach to help keep the animals area sanitized. For more information, call Robin Kenyon at 502-727-2703.
Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an E-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
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.
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 Brittany Mitchell 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. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.