Datebook: April 29, 2015

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This week
Moon gardening
Join Becky Kirts from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday as she teaches about planting your very own moon garden at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. What is a moon garden? A Moon Garden is a garden designed to be enjoyed in the moonlight. They contain white flowers and silvery foliage that seem to sparkle and reflect light. There will be free moon flower seeds given out during this program. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Living well with diabetes workshop
The Shelby Diabetes Coalition is offering the Stanford Diabetes self-management program at the Clear Creek Park FAC from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Workshops are offered at no cost. All participants receive free passes to the FAC gym facility and indoor track for the duration of the workshop, a comprehensive nutrition book, stress management CD, and a certificate of completion. Individuals with type-2 diabetes, family and friends of persons with type 2 diabetes, and individuals with pre-diabetes or those at risk are encouraged to participate. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Strecker at 502-432-3747.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. 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 www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club will have the first cruise of the season from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday in the parking area of Hardees of Shelbyville. The next club meeting  is  at 6 p.m. on May 4 at Hardees of Shelbyville.
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.
Bluebird trail monitoring signups
Volunteers are needed to help monitor bird boxes along the Bluebird Trail at Red Orchard. Volunteers will be at the Miller Outdoor Education Center training folks on Saturday who are interested in helping with our monitoring efforts. If you can’t make it and are interested, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com and we’ll get you all the details and how-to’s. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Suicide loss recovery support
Suicide loss recovery groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and are led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
VFW Post 1179 meets
VFW Post 1179 meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the post, located at 619 Main Street, Shelbyville. All veterans of Foreign Wars are invited to attend.
NAACP meeting
The NAACP meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelby County Public Library Community Room. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kim Critchlow, CEO, Critchlow & Associates, LLC, DBA, ACOT Express Delivery Services. Her topic will be on time management.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Inn, Frankfort. Come at 5:30 to eat and socialize. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Next week
Paint and donate
Paint and donate of Jockey silks, a workshop for adults and teens 13-and-older will be 6 to 8 p.m. on May 7 at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 1519 Gardiner Lane Suite B in Louisville. The cost is $30 per person for painting and dinner with proceeds to benefit children served in Shelby County. Space is limited to 25 painters. To register call 502-753-3745, contact Cindy.Wasson@bbbsky.org or visit http://www.bbbsky.org/paintanddonate.
Democratic dinner
The Shelby County Democratic party announces the first Governor Martha Layne Collins Dinner, formerly the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, on May 7 at the Claudia Sanders Dinnerhouse. Our special guest of honor will be Gov. Martha Layne Collins. Lt. Governor Crit Luallen will be the keynote speaker and all 2015 Democratic candidates have been invited to speak. Come support the Shelby County Democratic Party and meet your 2015 Kentucky Democratic candidates. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and speakers will begin at 7. Tickets are $40 per person. RSVP to Austin Redmon at austin.redmon@gmail.com or 502-220-2472 by May 4.
Charity golf scramble
The 20th annual Shelby Community Charity’s Michael Long Golf Scramble is May 8-9 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 day events include the golf scramble for a cost of $125 per person, which includes brunch, golf and on-course refreshments. Brunch and golfer check in will begin at 8 a.m., Calcutta auction at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. for a golfer and one guest (must be 21 and older for evening events). The live auction begins at 7 p.m. and dance and limited open bar at 8. Dance tickets for those who do not participate in the scramble are $80 per couple or $50 a single. For more information, call Jimmy Willard at 321-1111. To make a charitable donation for the event or to donate an item for our live auction, on Friday and Saturday, contact Danielle Dixon at 502-523-0443 or danielledixon@remaxinky.com. For entry into the golf tournament and golf sponsorships, contact Jimmy Willard at 502-321-1111 or jimmy@hbarrysmith.com.
Waddy Ruritan mud bog
The Waddy Ruritan will have a mud bog at 1 p.m. on May 9 at the clubhouse (1170 Kings Hwy). Gates will open at 11 a.m. and admission is $7 each, truck entry is $20 each. For information, contact 502-817-6021 or E-mail michaelhargadon@bellsouth.net.
Wingate Lodge breakfast
Wingate Lodge Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on May 9. The menu includes ham, potatoes, eggs, biscuits and gravy. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Buddy Poppies given by VFW
The Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 will distribute free “Buddy Poppies” at Walmart, Rural King, Lowes and the VFW building on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 9. The poppies are assembled by disabled and needy veterans at VA Hospitals to provide financial assistance. Donations will be accepted to fund the various projects to financially assist and provide for the welfare of our retired and returning veterans. For more information, call 502-419-5584.
Cemetery preservation training
Interested in learning to clean cemetery tombstones? Sign up for the Cemetery Preservation Training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The presentation and training will be given by Linda Clemmons of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board. Lunch will be provided. There is a $5 supply fee. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call at 502-633-3803, or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
Greenway Trail volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash along the Greenway Trail and Stratton Park from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11. Meet at the trailhead on Seventh Street across from the Serenity Center. Dress for weather and bring your work gloves. While picking up trash, details will be shared about the upcoming Greenway Trail project. This is a good opportunity for scouting, church and community groups, looking for volunteer hours. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

The Lexington dancers are coming back
The Lexington Vintage Dancers will present dances from the Regency era (1800-1829) from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 14 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. It ties in with the Jane Austin Novels, War of 1812, and the changes that occurred as communication opened up among countries following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. A High Tea will be served. Registration is required and begins April 20, for adults 18 years or older only. Seating is limited to 55. You can only register yourself; no group registration. If you call in to register, you have five days to pick up your ticket. After five days, your ticket will be passed to next person. For more information or to register, call at 502-633-3803, or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.  
Pie auction at Talon
Shelby Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will have its second pie auction beginning at 6 p.m. on May 14 at Talon Winery. There will be free tastings of the many sweet and savory pies, quiches and cakes. Sample the treats, then bid on your favorite, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there is a cash bar. For more information, visit https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bwg1LUwPYmyNMVQwUXdvZjhIZVU/edit?usp=doc....
Lake Shelby Fish frys
Lake Shelby Fish Frys will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. through the summer. Dates scheduled are May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. The cost will be $9 per plate. For more information, call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Relay for Life pageant
The fourth Annual Relay for Life Pageant will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Categories will be Cutie Pies Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, Little Miss and Mister, Pre-Teen, Teen, Miss Relay, Ms. Relay and Survivor pageants are open to all counties. The event is sponsored by the Peggy’s Posse Relay team. The registration fee is $35, and the survivor pageant is free. All registration fees support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for 5 years old and younger. The event will include a Relay marketplace with crafts. For more information contact Megan Banks at shelbycorelaypageant@gmail.com or 502-321-8821.
Bagdad Day is May 16
Bagdad Day 2015 will be May 16 at Bagdad Baptist Church. A pancake breakfast begins at 7 a.m. followed by a 5K Run at 8 a.m. and the parade at 10 a.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is Jim “Hoss” Wiley in honor of this year’s theme of “Serving our Community and Beyond!” The festivities of the day will include kids inflatables, bingo, an auction, musical entertainment, lunch and a community showcase. The day will conclude with a fish fry at 4:30 p.m. at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. Community organizations and businesses are encouraged to join in the parade and reserve a booth to participate in the showcase during the day. For more information, contact vice chair Austin Redmon at 502-220-2472 or E-mail austin.redmon@gmail.com.
KY Tech Savvy
KY Tech Savvy 2015 is for middle-school girls –currently enrolled in sixth through ninth grades – and their parents. A day of workshops and informational sessions for the students and their parents will begin at 8 a.m. on May 16 on the campus of Kentucky State University. Workshops will be led by women professionals in STEM fields from Toyota, Alltech, Lockheed Martin, UK Nerd Squad, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, KY Division of Water, and many more. Registration is open and the cost is $5 per person and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 5020-682-1610, E-mail kytechsavvy@gmail.com or visit http://bluegrass-ky.aauw.net/ky-tech-savvy/.
Barn and basement sale
Metzger’s Country Store will have a barn and basement sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 16 at 6791 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Booth fee is $10 and checks are payable to Crusade for Children. Reserve your spot today. For more information, call 722-8850.
Guided hike
Enjoy an afternoon hike around Shelby Trails from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 17. Meet in the parking lot closer to the dairy barn and silo at 2 p.m. The guided hike will go along the Diane’s Trail, a 4 1/2 mile loop. Bring water bottles and a snack, and dress for the weather. Shorter hiking distances can be accommodated, if needed. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
20th annual golf scramble
The Shelby County Fire Department will have the 20th annual golf scramble to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. The event begins at 8 a.m. on May 18 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. For more information call Jennifer Stenger at 502-633-6648 or E-mail jennifer@shelbycofire.com.
Facebook: Stages of pages beginner’s workshop
Facebook: Stages of Pages beginner’s workshop is a hands-on seminar using real-world examples on how to start using the power of Facebook to get measurable results for businesses. Bring your laptop to this event from 9 a.m. to noon on May 21 in the Citizen’s Union Bank community room, 1854 Midland Trail. The cost is $55 per person (in advance). All of the proceeds will benefit the children Big Brothers/Big Sisters serve in Shelby County. To register or for more information, call 502-753-3745, E-mail Cindy.Wasson@bbbsky.org or visit http://www.bbbsky.org/StagesofPagesShelby.
Nature craft
Red Orchard Park will reboot the Nature Craft Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 23. This month events will include natural tie dyed shirts using fruits, vegetable peels and spices. To register E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com by May 15. We want to get a number ahead of time so we’ll have enough T-shirts. Registration fee is $10 per T-shirt and can be paid on that day. Are you crafty? We’re looking for crafty individuals that can volunteer a couple of hours a month by leading a nature inspired craft. Contact us at the E-mail above. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Music fest
Corpus Christi Classical Academy will host its annual Music Fest on June 6 on the school grounds, 7010 Shelbyville Road, in Simpsonville. The festival includes live bands, bouncy houses, great food, games and craft booths. Music will be from noon to 8 pm. and bands include Silver Wings; Red, White and Blues Band; Night Moves; Vintage Voodoo; and headline New Breed. Admission is free. For more information of if you would like to reserve your craft booth space (only $30 for a 10x10 space or $50 for a 12x12 space located next to Shelbyville Road), call the school office, 502-722-8090.
2015 history camp
The Shelby County Historical Society is excited to announce the 2015 History Camp for 7-12 year olds from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 9 through 11 in downtown Shelbyville at the History Museum and Presbyterian Church area.  The theme is the Depression Era (1920’s to 1930’s) in Kentucky. Campers will experience what it would have been like to live during that time period.  For registration forms visit the Shelby County Historical Society website at www.ShelbyKyHistory.org. Registrations must be received by May 25. For more information, E-mail John Graham at jgraham57@bellsouth.net or call 502-641-0772.
Relay for Life set for June 13
The Relay for Life will be noon to midnight on June 13 at Shelby County High School. Food will be provided to the survivors from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. hosted by Zaxby’s. The official opening with survivor and caregiver laps will begin at 6 p.m. and the luminary event will begin at 10 p.m. This year’s theme is Super Heroes vs. Villains. The amounts of the sponsorship have changed, $500 will get your name on the back of the shirt, $1,000 will get your name and logo on the back of the shirt. You will have to collect $100 to receive your Relay for Life T-shirt this year. If you are a team or know a person wanting to start a team get them to sign up on the website. To turn in money donated for the Relay, contact Heidi Gregg 502-445-2315.
Spencer class of 1980 reunion
The Spencer County Class of 1980 will celebrate its 35th High School Reunion June 13 and 14. Classmates and their guest are invited for dinner at 6 p.m. on June 13 at Claudia Sanders. The festivities continue on June 14 at Taylorsville State Park. Sunday is family fun day and the whole family is invited. The cost for the weekend is $40 per adult. Special pricing is available if you cannot attend both days. For more information, contact Annette Noel at 502-345-3983, E-mail lillien1@hotmail.com or Facebook at Spencer County Class of 1980.
Taking steps to fight digestive diseases
The Crohn’s & Colitis foundation’s Take Steps Walk begins at 9 a.m. on June 23 at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. Crohn’s disease, combined with ulcerative colitis, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases impacting over 1.6 million American adults and children, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18 including. The walks are family friendly festivals with activities for everyone including bands, games, activities, food and a leisurely walk through a park or community. Take Steps has raised over $40 million for research and patient support services and is committed to transforming the lives of those impacted by these diseases and leading them to a brighter future through well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to find a 2015 walk site nearest you, please visit www.cctakesteps.org or contact Sandy Bowling at 502-291-6078 or sbowling@ccfa.org.
The mythical hominid: Bigfoot
Do you believe in bigfoot? Come to the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 25 and meet Thomas Shay, the founder of the Northern Kentucky Research Group as he gives presentation to educate and raise awareness in the search for the mythical hominid: bigfoot. His presentation will include topics such as what is bigfoot, historical accounts and sightings, behavioral evidence and physical evidence of bigfoot. For more information or to register, call at 502-633-3803 or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
Emma Durham golf scramble
The second annual Emma Durham golf scramble will be June 27 at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course, 2240 Mount Eden Road. There will be two chances at winning $10,000 in a hole-in-one contest; first place prize, $400; second place prize, $200; third place, $100. Emma was always smiling, laughing, and goofing around. She would tell her mom “it is what it is and I’ll be ok. God has a plan for me.” Emma lost the fight with cancer on June 30, 2012. A shotgun start will begin at 1:30 p.m. Registration deadline will be June 4. For more information or to register, call 321-2083.
Camp Hi Ho Woofstock dog day
Shelby County Parks Foundation will have Camp Hi Ho Woofstock Dog Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19. The 5K people/dog race/walk will begin at 9:30 with registration at 8 a.m. Events include luring, live music, rat hunt, doggie demonstrations, trick and other contest, 5K dog run/walk, bounces, silent auction, vendors, demos and blessing of the dogs. For more information, call the park at 633-5059.

Volunteer seamstresses needed
Capes for Courage, a local volunteer organization dedicated to providing free super-hero capes to children fighting life-threatening illnesses, is in need of volunteers to sew capes for an event in July through the Kids Cancer Alliance. Sewing pattern and online instructional video provided, volunteers donate fabric, thread and time. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, visit capesforcourage@gmail.com.
Free GED sessions
New free GED sessions starting now at the JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community. Or choose free math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your job or college entrance exam. Enroll today, space is limited. To register, call 502-633-5524, Ext. 4. English as a second language classes are ongoing at St. James including the church, call 502-220-9121.
Bookmobile schedule
Spring into reading with an exciting book from the bookmobile. Visit the bookmobile at one of our many community stops – Simpsonville, Waddy, Harrisonville, Bagdad, Cropper, Finchville, Southville and others. The bookmobile strives to serve those unable to visit the library, and are prepared to add additional community and home service stops to the schedule.  The bookmobile offers a variety of reading materials for adults and children. For more information contact Amanda at bookmobile@scplibrary.net or 502-633-3803 after 3 p.m.
Recover on the Run
Recovery on the Run, a Women’s Christian-based recovery support group, including drugs and alcohol meets weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at New Mt. Zion’s Community Development Center or CDC @ 701 Main St. Pre-registration is necessary for childcare, contact Teresa Smith at 502-548-1561. Sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs.
Aqua therapy at FAC
Aqua therapy will be at the Family Activity Center. Small group classes with a certified therapist, great for low-impact exercise, better mobility or rehabilitation. To sign up or for more information, call the FAC at 633-5059. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
CASA recruiting volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.
Events at Clay Street
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana serves local youth in Shelby County by fostering positive relationships between children and mentors. Mentors have a lasting impact on the lives of local young people. Volunteers are needed in Shelby County. Find out more by visiting BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745. Start something, be a mentor!
New exhibit at History Center
The Shelby County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center on Main Street. Panels and other memorabilia spotlight Shelbyville High School, which closed 40 years ago when the city system merged with the county schools. Coordinators Sharon Hackworth and Duanne Puckett said the history lessons reveal highlights about people, like the female superintendent, Willie C. Ray, who served from 1930-1960. The exhibit will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents are available weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. If a group needs to meet at another time it can be arranged by contacting Sharon Hackworth at 502-633-5473.
Looking for classmates
Atherton’s High School’s class of 1965 is looking for classmates for their upcoming 50th year reunion. E-mail Carol Taylor Cunningham, (ukmomct@aol.com) on any updated information. The reunion is planned for June 2015; the class reunion facebook page is: www.facebook.com/athertonreunion1965
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from visiting the library and restocking your book supply this winter. Come visit the bookmobile at one of its many community stops near you – Simpsonville, Waddy, Harrisonville, Bagdad, Cropper, Southville and more. The bookmobile now offers free wireless internet allowing patrons access with their own WiFi-enabled devices. For specific community stop locations, call Shana at the library after 3 p.m. at 633-3803.
Story time at library
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., are 10 a.m. for ages 2 and 3 and 11 a.m. for ages 4 and 5 on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 on Wednesdays;  9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for baby time (birth to 2 years) on Thursdays. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Bank fund set up for Mount Eden Fire Department
A fund has been set up at People’s Bank on Taylorsville Road in Spencer County for the Mount Eden Fire Department. Donations are being accepted to help the department rebuild after a fire destroyed the main station in early August. All funds collected will be used for that purpose. Donations may be made at the bank at 23 W. Main Street in Taylorsville, or mailed to the bank at P.O. Box 369, Taylorsville, KY, 40071.
Musical instruments needed
Do you have musical instruments that need a good home? Did you know that you can donate those instruments to the Shelby County School System through a Partners In Education Program at First Presbyterian Church and help students who otherwise couldn’t afford to be in band or orchestra? If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 502-633-2693. More than 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are offered by JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and Shelby County Public Library. Choose GED Classes to secure your job, or math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your career or college entrance exam. To register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121.
Marriage and relationship education
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is seeking to start another round of free classes for individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages and families. Classes typically consist of 10 to 12 participants, meet one time per week and are designed to help individuals (whether single, dating, engaged or married) achieve their personal goals in relationships, family and marriage. For more information, call 502-633-7162.
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 meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at the Shelby County Extension office in meeting room A. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or e-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
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 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.
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.
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 First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
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.
Strengthening exercise class at NMZ
Strengthening exercise classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building), 701 Main St., with certified Instructor, Sheri Charbeneau. The fee is $3. For more information, call 502-633-7991.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library 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 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, class times and to register, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net. 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 at 7 p.m. 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 502-633-5059.
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 502-647-0300 or e-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer Medicaid Nurse Aide Training four days a week this summer, three hours of college credit leading to CNA Certification Eligibility. 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 502-633-3803.
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 502-633-5518 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 502-610-0010.
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.
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. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or e-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers are now scheduling for fall and Christmas events.  This is a group of musicians from Henry and Shelby Counties playing lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars, and mandolins, and love gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music.  There is no charge for the performances.  For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or email mmdulcimers@gmail.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 502-647-1160 or e-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
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 502-633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 10 a.m. to 2 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 www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit 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 502-220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services 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 apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

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 502-633-0009.
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.