Datebook: April 6, 2011

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Public meetings
Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

This week
Arthritis exercise at senior center
The Shelby County Senior Center’s free arthritis exercise will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through May 27. Sessions will last from a half hour to an hour. Contact Susan at 502-633-2218 for more information or visit our center at 207 Washington Street.
Extension board meeting
Shelby County Extension Office will have a district board meeting at 11:30 a.m. today in the conference room of the extension office. Lunch will be served.
Clothing swap
The clothing swap at Through the Looking Glass on Washington Street on Shelbyville has been rescheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Bring what you have, take what you like, we donate the rest. 
Bones for Life program
The Bones for Life program is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. The next 4-week series is 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays during April at the UK Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. For more information or to register for this program, call 647-7867, E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com or register at the first class.
‘Maggie Delaney’ performance
The Painted Stone Settlers present Maggie Delaney, the story of an indentured servant as portrayed by Carol Jarboe. The performance, which is free, is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 502-738-9435, 502-228-3746 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org. Registration is requested for seating purposes.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Spring break lock-in
A spring break lock-in is 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday at the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center, 1940 Midland Trail. The cost is $12 and the event is for ages 6-16. Events include corn hole tournament, games, fun, talent, contests, bouncer. Call 633-5939 for more information.  
Business training session
Community Ventures Corporation, a 4-session intensive business training course, will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 21 and 28 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church (CDC building) at 701 Main Street. For more information, call Angela (633-7991).
Lenten fish fry
Church of the Annunciation fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday and April 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund.
Pleasureville fish fry
Pleasureville United Methodist Women are having a fish fry at 5-7 p.m. Saturday at their church. The cost is $7.50 and includes fish, hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw, scrumptious homemade dessert and tea/coffee. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Henry County weekend feeding program for grade-school kids.
Japan aid fund-raiser
A bake sale and food drive for the earthquake victims in Japan is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Waldridge Center at Clear Creek Park. All donations will go to the Red Cross. Crowe Horwath in Louisville will match contributions. For more information call Mallory Taylor at 502-220-3444.
Mount Eden horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club 2011 horse shows is 6 p.m. each second Saturday April through October, beginning this Saturday. The rainout date is the fourth Saturday. Admission is $2, and children 6-years-old and under are free. For more information contact Chasidy Hawkins at 502-680-0497 or turnem04@bellsouth.net; Sharon Gilbert at 502-738-9741 or gilbert1035@aol.com or visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com.
Cutting horse show
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association will hold its next show Friday and Saturday at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. Following that will be shows May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6. Members also will be participating in shows in Duquoin Ill., and at the Kentucky State Fair (Aug. 8-9). For more information, you can visit www.kchacutting.org.
Gold Wing Riders edcuation day
The Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association will conduct a motorcycle education day at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville. Learn all about the Goldwing Road Riders and about safety in riding motorcycles. For more information, contact Pat Coe at patcoe@insightbb.com or 502-655-1683.
Jewelry appraisal event
Gregory E. Sherman, nationally acclaimed jewelry appraiser and one of the most highly qualified gemologists in the United States, will host “What It’s Worth” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the new Fred Meyer Jewelers in Kroger Marketplace. Limit one jewelry item per person on a first come first serve basis.  The “What It’s Worth” service is not a full and complete appraisal but a verbal approximation of value. Full and complete appraisals, which start at $75, can be scheduled during the event for a later date. The event is open to the public.
Skirmish site dedication
The “Skirmish Near Simpsonville” Memorial project near Simspnville will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the site on U.S. 60 at Webb Road. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the old Simpsonville Gym/Community Center.
Silver exhibition
The Headley-Whitney Museum presents “The Discerning Eye of the Collector: American and European Silver from the Granger Collection” at 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. The Granger Collection has never been exhibited and features more than 30 different silversmiths, including American silver from Paul Revere. Admission is $5. Call 859-255-6653 to RSVP.
Project graduation meeting
A Project Graduation meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Shelbyville City Hall. Contact Mary Hayes Smith for more information, 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Shelbyville spring clean-up
The City of Shelbyville’s Department of Public Works will implement a citywide clean-up week starting Monday through April 15 for those residents within the city limits. No businesses are served. Residents should call Public Works at 633-1094 to schedule a pickup.  
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Democratic Women’s Club
Shelby County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
Agricultural GAP training
A GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification course will be held at 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooperative Extension Office. Pizza will be served for dinner. Call 633-4593 to reserve your meal. No cost to attend.
Relay for Life meetings
Relay for Life committee and team meetings will be at Shelby Fit for Life on Boone Station Road. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. and teams at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and May 3. Bank night is May 17 at Citizens Union Bank on Midland Trail.
Women’s wellness affair
The sixth annual Women’s Wellness Affair is 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Events include a silent auction, community awards, informative health screenings and more. The cost is $15 per person or $120 per table of eight. Deadline for reservations is April 8. Tickets can be purchased at www.jhsmh.org/womenswellnessaffair, the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Pillar Shop or by calling 647-4369.
Next Week
Library’s author event
Gurney Norman will be the guest author 6-7 p.m. April 14 for a third in the series of “Spend an Evening with....” at the Shelby County Public Library He is a charter member of the faculty of the Hindman Settlement School’s Writers Workshop and continues to serve as a senior writer in residence for that annual event. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. All ages are welcome, Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Operation Care style show
Operation Care’s Encore Shop will have a style show, showcasing prom dresses and wedding attire, at 5 p.m. April 14 at Operation Care, 708 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville. The dresses and jewelry worn by the models will be available for sale. The Encore Shop features gently used clothing, shoes and jewelry. The Encore Shop is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spring fashion show
The annual Spring Fashion Show sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will begin with a buffet lunch at noon April 14 at your Shelby County Extension Office. Door prizes will be given away, and a silent auction will take place, with the proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Project at the University of Kentucky.  The $10 lunch reservation is due to the Shelby County Extension Office by Friday.  Please call 633-4593 for more information.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. on the second April 14 of the month at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Becky Collier at 633-7619.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. April 14.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. April 14.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets noon April 14 at Sam’s Place in Shelbyville.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon April 14 at the Stratton Community Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
SBDM schedule at SCHS
SBDM council meetings for Shelby County High School will be at 4 p.m. April 14, May 5 and June 2 at the main office conference room.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The third annual Kentucky Hwy. 55 yard sale will be April 14-17. The yard sale is open to residents of Carroll, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair, Taylor, Trimble and Russell counties. Originally begun in Shelby County, headquarters for the yard sale will be the old Finchville school in Finchville. If you are interested in holding a yard sale in your community, or would like to reserve a vender’s booth, call 502 834-7754. Let us know where you are located, and we will post you on a map so people can find you.
Zumba to benefit Relay for Life
Team Shelby Fit for Life will offer a Zumba Happy Hour Party to benefit Relay for Life at 6 p.m. April 15 in Fit for Life’s Group Exercise Studio on Alpine Drive. Admission is $10, with proceeds to Relay for Life. For more information or to register, call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
‘The Girls of the Garden Club’
The Girls of the Garden Club will open April 15 at the Shelby County Community Theatre in Shelbyville. Performances will be April 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and 17, 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 633-0242.
Free CPR class
The Shelby County Public Library will host a CPR class 10-11 a.m. April 15, taught by the American Red Cross. This free class is for senior adults 50 years and older. The class covers CPR basics and each person will practice CPR techniques. Completion of this class will not lead to certification. Registration is required with a limit of 15. Call the library 502-633-3803.
Hosparus seeks volunteers
Hosparus needs patient care volunteers and will offer a free training, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15 at its Shelbyville location, 540 Main St. Pre-registration is required by April 8. To register or for more information, contact Denise Stemm at 719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Stemm about future training opportunities.
Project Graduation fundraiser
A PJ party dinner is 5-8 p.m. April 15 at First Christian Church. Come out and wear your favorite PJ’s for a night of entertainment and silent auction to raise funds for Project Graduation. The cost is $5 for dinner. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Health and Fitness Fun Day
The eighth annual ìHealth and Fitness Fun Dayî at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center on  April 16 from 9 a.m. until noon.  It will feature mini-classes on zumba, kick boxing, silver sneakers and other movement opportunities. Free health screenings such as blood pressure and glucose will be available.  A childrenís activity section will include many active games and prizes. Everyone will receive valuable information and gain skills for a healthier tomorrow.  Rain or shine.
Touched Twice needs volunteers
A free medical clinic for all of Shelby County is being planned under the auspices of Shelby Touched Twice, a faith-based organization, for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16 at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Volunteers are needed to work in all areas of the clinic on that day. Those interested in volunteering may do so on line at shelbytouchedtwice.com.
Finchville Baptist fish fry
Finchville Baptist will have a fish and silent auction 5:30-8 p.m. April 16. Pre-buy tickets from any mission team member or deacon, $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All funds raised will be used to support a mission trip to Guatemala this summer.
Mounted Games at Red Orchard
USMGA will sponsor another season of Mounted Games at Red Orchard Park on April 16. A tradition in England is now becoming a fast-growing sport for teaching kids to ride and play with their equine partners. Come out and join the fun or watch the exciting event. For more information call 502-232-2110 or E-mail braidpal@insightbb.com.

Shelbyville golf scramble
The 13th annual City of Shelbyville E-Z Go Textron Charity Golf Scramble is April 18 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. The format will be a 4-person team scramble with prizes awarded to first, second and third places. The second and third place prizes will be determined by a blind-draw. No handicaps will be used. Entry forms are available at Weissinger Hills Golf Course or City Hall. Entry deadline is April 15. For questions contact Bryan Slone at 633-7332.
Nature volunteer meeting
Volunteers for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation are needed for the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. There will be a meeting 6 p.m. April 18. Volunteers will have to fill out an application and have background check completed. For more information call Clay Cottongim at 633-5059.
Agricultural marketing class
A course on marketing trends and practices, including new ideas for selling and promoting your operations and market outlook for grain crops, fruits and vegetables, will be at 6-8 p.m. April 18 at the Cooperative Extension Office.  Dinner will be served. Call 633-4593 to reserve your meal. No cost to attend.
Bluebird volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to monitor the bluebird boxes at Red Orchard Park and Shelby Trails Park. Training for volunteers is at 5:30 p.m. on April 19 and during the Earth Day Celebration at Red Orchard on April 30 (time to be announced). Volunteers are needed for 2-week sessions starting May 2 and running through Aug. 21. E-mail hcmeyer@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
Boar presentation for Trailblazers
Joyce Fitzgerald with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources will present a program on the Wild Boars of Kentucky at a meeting of the Clear Creek Trailblazers at 6-8 p.m. April 19. There also will be a refresher course for bluebird monitoring at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or http://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.
‘Taste of Derby’ fundraiser
The Dare to Care Food Bank’s “Taste of Derby Festival” will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 20 at Slugger Field in Louisville. Science Hill Inn from Shelbyville will participate in the event, which raises money to feed the hungry in Shelby and surrounding counties.
Book signing at library
Author Richard W. Luebbert will sell and sign copies of his new book Jesus for the 21 Century, The Unified Gospel 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Shelby County Public Library. The event will be in the reading room on the third floor. The book is the four complete gospels united into one complete account of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. Call 502-633-3803, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information.
Fish fry in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry is 5-8 p.m. April 22 at the Mount Eden Ruritan building. The menu includes fish, baked beans, cole slaw and various desserts. For more information, call or E-mail Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
Garden and Art Fair
The Shelby County Master Gardeners will host their annual Garden and Art Fair at 9 a.m-2 p.m. April 23 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.  Vendors will be onsite with plants, equipment and garden-related items.  Food will be available.  The Master Gardeners will offer plants and herbs for sale, and there will be a garden-related yard sale.  For more information, call Carolyn at 633-5193.”
Farmers’ market opens
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market will open its season on April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Spring vegetables, transplants, flowers, free-range eggs, honey, jewelry, soaps and wooden items will be available. Blue Ribbon Cooking, Baking and Catering will be preparing and selling locally proudced breakfast items and gourmet coffees. For more information, call Doug at 633-7484.
Free vehicle inspection
The Shelby County Area Technology Center’s automotive class will conduct free vehicle checks at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23 at the NAPA Auto Parts store, 1st and Main streets in Shelbyville. Items to be checked include fluid levels, tires, lights, windshield wipers, air filters, belts, tags and hoses.
Girl Scouts annual meeting
The Girl Scout leaders of area 8, Kentuckiana Council, will hold their annual spring association meeting in Shelby County at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30-9 p.m. on April 26. Former leaders and other adults from Shelby, Oldham, Henry, Trimble or Carroll counties who have been in Girl Scouting in the past are ask to attend. Organizers ask that if you have a photo you could scan and E-mail for a scrapbook, please contact Diane Price at 321-5635 or spriceathome@aol.com. Also RSVP before April 26.
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1 p.m. April 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. We will have a silent auction in conjunction with the luncheon and will also present the Leadership Shelby Alumnus of the Year award.
Relay for Life fundraiser
The members of Shelby Fit for Life will serve for tips at FireFresh BBQ 5:30-9 p.m. on April 29 with all proceeds going to the Shelby County Relay for Life. Lots of helpers needed. Call 502-647-7867 for more information.
Earth Day celebration
Earth Day will be celebrated at Red Orchard Park 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 30. The day will include historical re-enactments, environmental education, wildlife exploration with Raptor Rehab and more. Attending will be E-Cycle, A+Shredding and Shelby County Solid Waste will dispose of your old electronics and paper. Featured will be the grand opening of the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 704 Kentucky Street. Tables will be provided, and all displays will be inside the barn, house or under a tent at the park. A food vendor will be on site. Vendors should RSVP by April 10. Call Clay Cottongim 633-5059 or E-mail Sara.Johns@insightbb.com
Taste of the Oaks
Easter Seals of Louisville’s Taste of the Oaks is May 5 at the Galt House in the Grand Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, and a reserved table for 10 is $750. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781.
Joe B & Denny scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s 6th Annual Joe B and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is May 9 at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Player fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Each foursome plays with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. The fees include 18 holes of golf, cart and green fees, lunch, awards dinner, beverages, and prizes. For reservations and information call Easter Seals at 502-584-9781.
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner
The Shelby County Democratic Park has set its annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner for  May 11 at Science Hill Inn. The keynote speaker will be Jerry Abramson, candidate for lieutenant governor. Other Democratic candidates for state office have been invited and are expected to attend. Master of ceremonies will again be former Jefferson County Judge-Executive Todd Hollenbach. For more info, E-mail feblaw@bellsouth.net.
Cushmans in Finchville
Cushmans Club members will display their miniature motorbikes May 13-15 at the Finchville Ruritan Club May 13-15
Luci Center Ball
The Luci Center, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Shelbyville, will hold its annual Luci Ball fundraiser May 14 at Undulata Farm. The theme of this year’s ball is “jeans and jewels.” There will be silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle and other events. For tickets or further information, visit www.thelucicenter.org or call 502-220-4308.
Bagdad Days
The Bagdad Days 5K run/walk is May 14. For a race form, visit www.bagdadbaptist.com and click on the events tab or contact Phyllis Bailey at 640-6062.
Bagdad Days to honor vets
Bagdad Days on May 13-14 will honor WWII veterans as the grand marshals of the parade. The processional will step off at 10 a.m. May 14. Participants will need to be at the Bagdad square at 9:30 a.m. Contact Jeanna Foster 502-633-9444 to participate.
Yoga class at library
Yoga for Seniors (52 yrs & older) at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays through May 23 at Shelby County Public Library. The classes, presented by Beth McCoun of Yoga Oasis, are free. Registration is required with a limit of 40. Students need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water.
Relay for Life
The 2011 Relay for Life will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 20 and 21 at Collins High School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. To participate on the committee call Lucy at 633-4450 or Karen at 558-5106. For information on cancer call 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org. Cancer survivors are invited to participate in the survivors lap and special recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. Pre-registration by May 1 is encouraged to insure adequate T-shirts and gifts are ordered. Request a registration form by calling Peggy Tschauner, Survivor Chair, at 647-7867 or via E-mail at shelbyffl@yahoo.com. Visit www.relayforlife.org/relay/survivors to register of contact Peggy by E-mail for the link. Register early!  Celebrate Life with More Birthdays! 
Eminence cruise
The big Eminence annual car cruise is 8 p.m. June 4. The event will be held in downtown Eminence.
Moorman golf scramble
The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. Family Life Center Inc. golf scramble begins 8 a.m. on June 24 at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. Pre-register by June 14. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and other. Entry fees are $75 per player or $300 for a foursome, includes green fees, cart and meal. For more information or to register, call Dorcel Sweeney (633-5922) or Tina Hurt (633-5922).
SCHS and Collins ‘joint’ project graduation
The Class of 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins will have a “joint” Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 4 (date pending if more snow days). Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors for a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free. Volunteers are needed for two-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to volunteer 502-487-8205 or mary@shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Walk for Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Kentucky Region seeks teams and individuals to participate in the inaugural Walk for Wishes on June 11 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration for this non-competitive 5K walk is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit www.makeawishky.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team.
35th reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1976 35th year reunion is 6 p.m. July 16 at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Reserve your spot now for $25/single or $40/couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 15. Send payment to Beth (Smith) Merrifield, 3504 Locust Grove, Prospect, 40059. Make checks to Beth Merrifield, Class of ‘76. For more information call Keith Jesse (502) 220-9824 or Peggy Henry (502) 321-1242.
Mud bog in Mount Eden
The Mount Eden Ruritan Mud Bog is 1 p.m. July 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan grounds. Call Yvette Perry 502-376-4291 or E-mail myvetteperry@bellsouth.net for more information.

Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road on Mondays and Thursdays through April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Free tax assistance
HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc., which is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at 330 Main Street. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (March 5, 19 and April 2) through  April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
2011 Street Party concerts
Street Party concerts will begin the weekend of May 14 with Cracker Boys. On July 30-31, Leo Knight and Moonlighters are featured. Others parts of the schedule include Cynthiana (Aug. 20) and New Breed (Sept. 17). The downtown car cruise will be July 30, during the 2011 Horse Show Jubilee, and the car show is Sept. 17. More acts will be added.
Relay for Life auction
Team Shelby Fit for Life will hold its sixth silent auction in early May to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Businesses and individuals are asked to donate auction items. If you would like to donate to the auction, call 647-7867 or E-mail shelbyffl@yahoo.com.
Hymn sing-a-long
Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is recruiting volunteers to organize a hymn sing-a-long program to lift the spirits of residents. If you are interested in the development of this program, or if your current choir needs a place to practice, contact Tammy or Debi at 502-589-3573.
Shelbyville’s Got Talent
A weekly showcase of talent is held 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Neutral One, between Tractor Supply and Peddler’s Mall and is open to the public. Different acts are featured each week and the show is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. To perform call (502) 232-5488 or submit a sample/clip to Shelbyville’s Got Talent/Facebook or tr.foster@gmail.com. All ages and talent categories are encouraged!
Wright Elementary SBDM schedule
The Site-Based Decision-Making Council for Wright Elementary meets April 18, May 16, June 20. There will not be a meeting in December.  All meetings will be at Wright Elementary’s  Media Center at 3:30 p.m.
Cutting horse schedule
The Shelby County Cutting Horse Association has set its 2011 schedule for events at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road for April 9-10, May 21-22, July 16-17, Aug. 5-7, Sept. 10-11 and Nov. 4-6.
Free tax prep services
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalitions and HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute, in partnership with United Way, have trained volunteers to help with tax returns. Households who earn up to $49,000 in 2010 can have tax done for free. If earnings are up to $57,000, the free self-filing software is available. Visit metrounitedway.org/freetaxprep2011 to get started.
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.
‘Biggest’ Loser competition
Bagdad Baptist Church’s Biggest Loser Competition is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with weigh-in and exercise. On Thursday nights the group exercises at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Jo Newton at 502-633-2310.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
Spinning class
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Feed the Hungry
Help feed a hungry family by participating in the National Feed the Hungry Program. The Shelbyville Walmart is supporting Operation Care’s food pantry by being the designated drop off center for non-perishable items. Items most needed are crackers, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, juices, Kool-Aid, canned meats, powered milk, sugar, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper and canned fruits. Collection tubs are located near the front door for your convenience. For more information call 502-633-1965.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Mondays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Youth wrestling
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at bigdaddycoach@gmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street.  The first meeting of the month is usually a board meeting, and the meeting on the third Monday is a speaker/fun meeting. Everyone is welcome at both meetings.  For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, email: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register. Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.
Holiday camp
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Adult classes scheduled
GED/Adult Education classes have begun at the Jefferson Community and Technical College 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shelby County Public Library classes are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. St. James Episcopal Church classes are 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning Aug. 23.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
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.
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.

Spay, neutering assistance
Lifebridge for Animals is offering financial assistance with spays and neuters for animals in need.  For more information, contact Lifebridge at 502-633-4959.
Looking for volunteers
The Luci Center, a horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities, is looking for volunteers to help in the barn, farm upkeep and helping care for horses. Help is needed in the classes with riders. No experience necessary and training is available. If interested attend our next training orientation 5-7:30 p.m. on April 7. The center is at 500 Hebron Road in Shelbyville. For more information or to sign up, call (502) 220-4308.
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.
Business events
The Shelby Development Corporation would like lists from local organizations of calendar events scheduled for 2011. Events will be listed in the downtown kiosk. Entries may be e-mailed to eilene.collins@shelbydevcorp.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1256 Shelbyville or faxed to 633-7501.
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.