Datebook: Aug. 6, 2014

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This week
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.
Waddy summer concert series
The free outdoor Waddy Community Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Thursday at Waddy Baptist Church. Performing will be Benson Creek. Future concert date includes and Sept. 5. Light concessions will be sold with proceeds benefiting Waddy Baptist Church Mission Projects. The second half of each concert will be open to anyone from the audience who wants to sing or plays an instrument. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at J.T.’s Pizza on Buck Creek Road. The club will meet there until December, then will go back to Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
‘Funny Girl’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre announces its production of Funny Girl. The music is by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and the book by Isobel Lennart. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Aug. 17. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Tickets to the opening night dinner on Aug. 8 are an additional $20 each. For reservations, call 633-0242. Funny Girl is directed by Cyndi Powell-Skellie and sponsored by Lawrence and Sherry Jelsma, Jean Logan, Ben and Jean Matthews, and David and Pam Ray. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
SCHS 1979 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1979 will have its 35-year reunion on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. The cost will be $40 per person. For more information, contact nayinky1@yahoo.com.
Girl Scout barn dance
If you’ve ever thought about joining Girl Scouts and would like a taste of Girl Scouting, parents and daughters are invited to attend the Shelby County Girl Scout Troops’ Barn Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Red Orchard Park barn, 704 Kentucky St. The cost is $5 per girl. Wear your cowboy hats and dancin’ shoes. For information, E-mail spriceathome@aol.com or 321-5635.
Back to School bash at Clay Street
Clay Street Baptist Church will host a “Back to School Bash” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There will be free entertainment, bouncy, guest speakers, free school supplies and much more. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.
Back to school bash
Wright Elementary will have a Back-to-School bash from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. There will be a limited number of free hot dog bagged dinners, first come first serve, and face painting and more fun things to do. Spirit wear will also be available to purchase. The event will allow students and parents to meet teachers and see the classrooms. The sheriff’s office will offer free child ID’s. Non-perishable food items will be collected for Wright’s Back Pack Project.
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.
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.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd.; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Kroger Shelbyville, 311 Boone Station Road.

Next week
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Aug. 14 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. Aug. 14.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.
Crochet class
Come to the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 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.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
Pioneer Logan Cemetery cleanup
The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board was thrilled with the turnout in July to clean the Pioneer Logan Cemetery on Brunerstown Road. Spokesperson Linda Pack Clemmons said another restoration day is scheduled for Aug. 16 starting at 9 a.m. She advises volunteers to wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of fluids/snacks. For more information, contact lclemmons@shelbywireless.net
Bagdad Ruritan ‘give back day’
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a “Give Back Day” to the community on Aug. 16 at the Ruritan Club in Bagdad. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be three bands playing from 6 to 10 p.m. There is no charge unless you want to buy from the concessions. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic basket if you wish.
Basics of geocaching
Red Orchard Park will have a basics of geocaching class from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 16. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. We’ll go over the basic terms, equipment and etiquette and then attempt to find some of the geocaches hidden throughout Red Orchard Park. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Tomato juice canning class
Learn how to safely preserve your tomatoes as you watch the tomato juice canning process with Susie Rice. This free class will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 16 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Space is limited, so reserve your place by calling 633-4593.
Kentucky artists and authors
Sixth and Main Coffeehouse will present Kentucky Artists and Authors with the original works for sale at each event. Events include Eric Sutherland’s author of pendulum, poetry showcase 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 16; Ann Horn and Maureen Simon folk art with antique windows showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23; Reggie Van Stockum, author of Markman’s home, showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13; Mary Slinger, photography showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20; Kimberly Hawkins, photography showcase from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25; Cheryl Rankin Van Stockum photography showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 22; Cliff Sullivan painting fine art showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20. Dates are subject to change, visit www.6amcoffee.com for updates.
SCHS class of ’69 reunion
The Shelby County High School class of 1969 reunion will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath, Frankfort. There will be a cash bar and orders will be taken from the menu. For more information, contact Richard.Sutherland@stantec.com.
Clay Street friend and family day
Clay Street Baptist Church will celebrate friend and family day on Aug. 17. The Beckley scholarship will be awarded to those who have signed up. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.
Summer Sit ‘n Sew
The summer Sit ‘n Sew will be anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring a sewing project you are working on and get ideas from other participants. For more information, call 633-4593.
Basic sewing classes
If you enjoy sewing, you are invited to the Sit and Sew Day at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 19.  Bring your current sewing project and lunch.  You will learn new ideas for sewing projects. Shelby County’s Master Clothing Volunteers will teach a basic sewing class from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 and Oct. 7. To reserve a spot in the basic sewing class or for more information, call 633-4593.

DAR meeting
The Isaac Shelby Chapter DAR will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. Leslie Miller, KSDAR state organizing secretary will present the program and her topic will focus on chapter development and Revitalization. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Make reservations with Masha Miller at 633-6332 or 502-593-5791.  Those interested in membership are also welcome to attend.
Limestone ladies’ night
Limestone will have the fifth annual community Ladies Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Floral Hall. Jeneen Wiche will be the guest speaker. Local Kentucky Proud vendors will be on hand for shopping with homegrown or handmade products. A meal will be served. The event is free and open to any ladies that would like to come and the first 100 will receive free gifts at the door. This event is for adults only. There will be a John Deere ride or drive area. Many prizes will be given away with the grand prizes including a Stihl trimmer and a tablet.  For more information, call 502-239-8484.
Supper for Vets
The first Veterans Supper of Shelby County will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the VFW branch on Main Street in Shelbyville. It will be a potluck appreciation lunch day for Shelby County vets, featuring free food, local music and raffles for donated gift baskets from area businesses, as well as commemoration for service members. For more information, contact Molly Carter, event director, 502-321-9390 or E-mail Molly.Carter.ky@gmail.com.
‘Walk Away from Colon Cancer’ and 5K run Aug. 23
WHAS11 reporter Joe Arnold will share his personal story during the Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s 9th Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer and 5K run at Iroquois Park on Aug. 23. The race starts at 9 a.m. next to the amphitheater. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a Louisville non-profit whose mission is to end preventable colon cancer death and suffering. This event began nine years ago as a way to support survivors, honor loved ones, spread awareness of colon cancer, and raise funds for the efforts to increase colon cancer screenings. This year, nearly 30 teams have signed up for the 5K and will feature a “healthy village” with more than a dozen businesses and organizations, and a KidZone with inflatables, face painting, games and more. The Giant Educational Colon, a 20-foot-long colon that has information on colon cancer risks, symptoms, and screening options, will also be on site. Honorary Posters will be set up around the course, and there will be a Survivors & Fighters tent. To register or for more information, visit http://www.coloncancerpreventionproject.org/news-events/walk-away-from-c....
Downtown concert dates
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 with the car cruise. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
‘Necessary Targets’ at SCCT
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Necessary Targets, by Eve Ensler, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 at the theatre. Parts are available for seven women ages 18 and up. Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The play is directed by Dr. Jack Wann and is a part of our Upstairs at 801 Series. Performance dates are Oct. 17-19 and 24-25. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Wooded barn quilt
Make a wooded barn quilt, presented by JoAnna Jackson, from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. This class will give you all of the knowledge and skills necessary to complete your own 8x8 barn quilt for your farm, office or business. Supplies (paint, patterns, and wooden boards) will be provided, however, if you wish to use your own favorite pattern, contact JoAnna at 502-387-6867 or E-mail joannajksn@gmail.com for pre-approval. The cost is $60 if paid in advance, $70 the day of. Make payable to JoAnna Jackson, 505 Willowhurst Place, Louisville 40223. The class is for adults 18 years or older, with a class limit of 10. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact 633-3803, ext. 11.
Movies for seniors
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. will have movies for seniors at 1 p.m. Sept. 5,  in the Hudson Room, first floor, and are free of charge. Popcorn and water will be provided. The other dates will be Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. Call the Library, 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net to register and for movie titles.
Dance classes at Shelby Christian
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for the fall ballet/tap classes. Ages for the classes range from 3- to 10-years-old. Classes meet on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The cost is from $85 to $95 with the registrations being due by Sept. 8. Classes begin on Sept. 9 and end with a recital on Dec. 13.  Space is limited in each class. For more information or registration forms, you may contact the church at 633-5975 or go to the website at www.shelbychristian.org.
Colin’s dream for a cure
Colin Abbott, 4, is fighting to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which he was diagnosed with last year. A community benefit will be Sept. 13 at 533 Main Street. Donations can be monetary, items to be auctioned or any other way to help. There will also be, a 5K dream walk at Coldstream Park in Lexington. To register, make a donation or for more information, visit Colinsdream.com.
Walt’s wisdom at Red Orchard Park
Kentucky Monthly’s gardening columnist and Shelby County Extension horticulture technician, Walt Reichert, will have a discussion and signing of his new book “Walt’s Wisdom: A Kentucky Cornucopia Of Gardening Miscellany” from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13. The book can be purchased at the event for $20. Information will also we given about fall gardening, tree planting and what have you. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
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 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.
SHS class of 1974 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1974 will have the 40-year reunion on Sept. 27. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, E-mail leesac@hotmail.com.
Bigfoot at Red Orchard Park
Charlie Raymond, founder and lead investigator of Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization, will share his experience and knowledge about searching for the legendary creature(s) we know as Bigfoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Red Orchard Park. Charlie has been featured on the History Channel and the BBC. From Native American folklore to TV shows, the mystery of Bigfoot is very much alive and over 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America. Does Bigfoot exist? Do you believe? For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club fall festival will be Sept. 27 and 28. A country breakfast will be 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. A chicken dinner will be served at noon till approx. 2:30, or whenever there is no more chicken, on Sunday. For more information E-mail grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Smokey Bear at Red Orchard
Join forest ranger Sara Johns and Smokey the Bear for a fun filled morning of learning about fire science, prevention and our Kentucky forests from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at Red Orchard Park. Sara will educate us about forests, threats to Kentucky ecosystems, and our role in conservation. “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Looking for 1958 Eastern High classmates
The Eastern High School (Middletown) class of 1958 will have a class reunion on Nov. 2 for a day at the races at Churchill Downs. Reservations are necessary. For more information, call Henrietta Bennett Hardin 502-647-3538 or E-mail henbug40@gmail.com.

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 through Sept. 5 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 and free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants. To register or for more information, call 633-4593.
Basic computer class
A free 12-week beginning computer class will be 11:30-1:30 on Thursdays through Sept. 25. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Computer keyboarding class
A free 12-week computer keyboarding class to learn or brush up computer keyboarding, writing or job skills will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 25. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education atw Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Comprehensive computer class
A free 16-week comprehensive computer class will be through Oct. 22. Learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from one site to another site on the Internet, and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). There will be two separate classes, on Mondays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. and a separate class on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. beginning July 9. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education Jefferson Community & Technical College at 502-213-3669.
Farmers’ Market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 25 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The market features fresh produce from Shelby County, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and meat and eggs. The market is undercover to avoid rainouts, and offers free coffee and traditional Kentucky music.
Split the pot for CASA
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) will have a split-the-pot raffle at the CASA tent this year at the Shelbyville Horse Show. Tickets are $10 and a winner will be drawn each night. Proceeds go to benefit Shelby-Spencer County CASA, which advocates for abused and neglected children in Shelby and Spencer counties.
Looking for CASA recruits
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will be recruiting new volunteers in the Shelby and Spencer county area to advocate in the court system for abused and neglected children.  There are currently more than 30 children waiting for a CASA volunteer in the Shelby and Spencer county area. A volunteer training workshop will be held in August for persons interested in becoming a volunteer. Call 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life.
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 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.
Bookmobile community stops
The Shelby County Public Library Bookmobile will have community stops this summer in special locations throughout the county for Summer Reading Program sign-ups and participation. The bookmobile is open to the general public for book check-outs at these community stops as well. Also, if you or someone you know is homebound due to a disability or illness you may qualify for bookmobile services to your home. For community stop times and dates or to see if you qualify for home services, call the library at 633-3803 or E-mail Shana at bookmobile@scplibrary.net.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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/.

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.
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.a