Datebook: August 14, 2013

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This week
Silver Sneakers presentation
A Silver Sneakers presentation will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center, 207 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Ken Schulz (formerly of WHAS) and Kim Dues of Humana will share information with senior about the benefits of the program, which is a physical fitness program geared toward seniors. To learn more about Multi-Purpose Community Action services, visit mpcaa.org.
Beginning basic computer class
A free beginning basic computer literacy class will be offered by the Shelby County Adult Education Program. The 12-week session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Jefferson Community and Technical College, starting Aug. 15. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669.
VFW to hold eBay class
The Shelby County VFW Post 1179, located at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville, will hold a class about how to sell on eBay at 6-8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, post quartermaster Linn Cassedy at 630-450-6995.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, at 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be at from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd.; 1 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Zaxby’s, 1980 Midland Trail; 10 a.. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Kroger, 311 Boone Station Rd.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Kentucky State Fair
The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is Thursday through Aug. 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  For more information and continued updates on the fair, visit www.kystatefair.org. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center will remain unchanged at $8 per vehicle.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Summer festival and picnic
A summer festival and picnic will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Church of Annunciation. The menu includes a spaghetti dinner, cake and ice cream and, the next day, fish dinner, hotdogs and hamburgers, authentic Mexican food, cake and ice cream. Events include live music, kids play center, bingo, silent auction, cake wheel, raffles and a yard sale.
Flag retirement ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 137 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Finchville Community Park. The ceremony, to respectfully retire worn and tattered flags, is open to the public. For more information, contact Scoutmaster Bill Pacey at 502-320-1119 or bpacey@fewpb.net
World’s Championship Horse Show
The 110th annual World’s Championship Horse Show will be Sunday through Aug. 24 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Tickets are available at the Freedom Hall ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. A weeklong reserved seat ticket with one gate admission per session is $205 plus $7 postage and handling. For weekly reserved seats, call 800-231-8085. All prices include facility fee. Those wishing to compete in this year’s horse show may enter online at www.kystatefair.org/wchs or by mail, by Tuesday. Entry forms, rules and schedules can be found at http://www.kystatefair.org/WCHS.
Yamuna workshop
Beth McCoun will have a Yamuna “Save Your Hips” workshop at 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in the aerobics room of  Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park. Register by Friday at the FAC’s front desk. Preregistration and payment is required. Fees are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Poker Run fundraiser
The fourth annual poker run will be Sunday, starting and ending at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw. This event helps kids in the neighborhood with Christmas in August. Registration will be at 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The cost is $15 per bike, $5 per rider and $5 for extra hand. Other events include free food after the ride, door prizes, raffle items and 50/50 split the pot. Rain date will be Aug. 25. For more information, contact Kenny Jones at 502-514-2450.
Relay for Life wrap party
The Relay for Life wrap party will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Shelby Christian Church on Frankfort Road. Awards will be given for the 2013 event, prize drawings will be held and a sneak peak at the Relay for 2014 will be offered. Appetizers and beverages will be served. A “best appetizer” contest will also be held – with prizes for “tastiest” and “healthiest” categories. RSVP by calling Peggy at 257-2349 or Sonia at 321-9136
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Grief recovery support
Grief recovery and suicide loss recovery groups will meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and 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 E-mail pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
Jennie C. Benedict Circle of The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons meets at noon Tuesday. For more information call Jean M. Donovan, past president, at 633-3011.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
Democratic committee meeting
The Shelby County Democratic committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. All Democrats are welcome.

Next week
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Linda Scearce’s home. Jean Matthews will be host, and Barbara Troyer will have the program.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Cardwell House.
Luncheon with Rep. Massie
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon with U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Persimmon Ridge Country Club, 72 Persimmon Ridge Drive. Admission will be $20 for chamber members and $30 for prospective members. Reservation deadline is Monday. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or  johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit http://shelbycountykychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/legislativ....
Limestone Ladies Night Out
The fourth annual Limestone Ladies Night Out will be at 6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 in Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Limestone Farm, Lawn & Worksite, the event includes guest speaker Rebecca Kirts, a Master Gardener, and food from FireFresh BBQ. There will be door prizes, free tote bags and Kentucky Proud vendors for shopping. Give-a-ways include a Stihl trimmer, Kindle Fire HD, Canon digital camera, JD basket, JD wagon and other prizes.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
A Wingate Lodge fish fry will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 23. The menu includes fish, choice of three sides (fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, slaw), drink and dessert for $8.
Friends of NRA banquet
A Friends of NRA banquet will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. A live and silent auction will be held along with raffles and games. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.friendsofnra or at Five Point Firearms in Shelbyville. Proceeds go to provide grants for shooting sports programs. For more information, contact Tony Wheatley at 502-377-9795.
Pleasureville alumni reunion
The Pleasureville School alumni reunion will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Henry County Middle School in New Castle. The registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the buffet will begin at 1 p.m. The price is $20 per person. If you are a graduate or attended Pleasureville School, you are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kathleen Roberts at 502-695-0607 or katykathleen@bellsouth.net
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. The topic for this session is xx. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.

Auditions for ‘Doubt, A Parable’
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29-30. Roles are available for one man age 30-40, one woman age 40-50, one woman age 20-30,and one African-American woman age 30-40. Alternative audition times can be arranged. Performance dates are Oct. 18-20. For more information, call 633-0222.
Prescription drug disposal
The Shelby County Public Library and Shelbyville Police Department will co-sponsor a “pill toss” from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 in the library parking lot. Mark out all personal information on prescription bottles. Items accepted are expired pharmaceuticals, unsealed syrups, eye drops, nose spray and also meds that should have been refrigerated, bulk or loose tablets and capsules and unsealed tubes of creams and ointments. This is a free service. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Beginner crochet classes
Beginner crochet classes will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays in September at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The classes will be for persons 18 years and older and presented by Hope Kremerof the Yarn Wagon. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Students will need an I, J or K hook and a solid-, light-color skein of yarn to make a scarf. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Martinsville Community Day
The annual Labor Day festival, Martinsville Community Day, will be on Sept. 2. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Main Street. Other events will follow with activities on Martin Luther King Street (North 10th Street). The theme will be “A United Community.” For more information or to participate, contact Kevin Crittenden at 502-257-2406; Michael Hayden at 502-257-4427; or Janice Harris at 502-321-6896.
Movies for seniors
Movies for seniors, 50 and older, will be at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month beginning Sept. 6 through December at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested. The movies, popcorn and water are all free. For more information or for movie titles, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Beekeeping intro sessions
Learn about beekeeping without taking the plunge into buying hives, bee suits and supers during the Shelby County Beekeepers’ 2-hour, hands-on class on beekeeping and honey extraction. Classes will be on Sept. 7, one from 10 a.m. until noon and another from 1 to 3 p.m. Classes are free, but each session will be limited to 10 participants to allow for a hands-on experience opening and looking into beehives. To register, call 502-633-4593 and ask for Walt.  Safety bee jackets and gloves will be provided. If you want to learn more, beginning beekeeping classes will offered at the Shelby County Extension Office on Oct. 17-24.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 at the fairgrounds. Gate admission is $2, and 6-year-olds and younger are free. For more information, contact Frank Rearden at 502-232-5138, Preston McDonald at 502-422-0176, Connie McDonald at 502-232-0739, Mary Lisby at 502-738-5388, Mae Rearden at 502-991-1505 or John Shouse at 502-437-7083.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
Taste & Tunes
This year’s Taste & Tunes is Sept. 9 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. There is local food, local music and family fun. For more information, contact the chamber office at 633-1636 or visit http://business.shelbycountykychamber.com/Events/details/2013-taste-tune....
Ghost hunting program
“Ghost hunting,” presented by Tom Jones of Kentucky Area Paranormal Society, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
‘Jack and the Giant’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre will feature the youth production of Jack and the Giant, directed by James Ray Morgan, with performances are Sept. 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
‘Shred It Day’ at library
A “Shred it Day” for documents will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 in the parking lot at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. You also can recycle all unwanted PCs and attachments. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be Sept. 14 at the Simpsonville Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. The event begins from 7 to 10 a.m. with the Purnell’s sausage breakfast. There will be a variety of live musical acts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. There will be vendor booths, concessions, silent auction/raffles, rides, games and activities. The 5K run/walk and stroller roll will begin at 8:30 a.m. Early registration entrée fee of $20 will be now through Sept. 6, which includes a T-shirt, late/race day fee is $30. Other events include an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; mechanical bull riding championships, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Little Miss and Mr. Pageant on the gym stage, 11 a.m.; corn hole city championships, 2 p.m.; 3 on 3 basketball city championships, 2 p.m.; hot air balloons take-off at 5:30 p.m.; and at dusk will be outdoor cinema: Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. New for 2013 will be a children’s play area, teen and adult rides, human spheres, vertical rush giant slide, twice the rides from last year and all new festival games. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or schsrocketsclassof1988@gmail.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Cropper Day celebration
The Cropper Ruritan Club will host Cropper Day on Sept. 21. To reserve a space contact Barbara Franklin at 502-220-8590. To participate in the parade at 10 a.m., cruise-in or antique tractor display, contact Robin Belwood at 502-220-3508 for details. The event inclues concessions, entertainment, and games (for the children) throughout the day. There will be a pedal tractor pull for the children with no charge to enter and trophies given. The event will also include a live auction, bake sale and many vendors.  To reserve a 12x12 space for vendors contact Barbara Franklin 502-220-8590.  Cropper Ruritan reserves the right to be the only food vendor for this event.
Run for Their Lives Uganda
A Run for Their Lives Uganda 5K run/family fun walk will be Sept. 21 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the run at 8:30 and walk at 9. The cost is $25, and the first 100 to register will receive a T-shirt. Register at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2105282 or E-mail wilmsshelia@aol.com for a registration form. Make checks out to Future Hope Ministries, an organization that exists to serve and advocate for orphans in Uganda, Africa and to further the cause of international adoption. For more information, contact Shelia Wilms at 502-655-2311.
Shelby County farm tour
The Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21. Take a self-guided tour of local dairy, beef cattle, alpaca and horse farms and farm businesses. Learn about raising fruit, tobacco, grain, rabbits, chickens and more. Sample local food. Pet a baby calf, rabbit or alpaca. For information, a tour map and passport, contact the Good Neighbors Farm Tour sponsors, Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service, 633-4593, or Metzger’s Country Store, 722-8850.
ALC banquet
The ALC Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual Banquet of Life will be Sept. 26 at Gheens Foundation Lodge, 1420 Beckley Creek Parkway. The guest speaker will be Rev. Andy Merritt, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga. For more information, visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com.
Introduction to tarot
An introduction to tarot will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26, presented by Regan Wann at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. She will introduce the myths and meaning of tarot, including a microdemonstration. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
USS Columbus veterans reunion
USS Columbus will have a reunion Oct. 2-6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. For more information, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505 or Hope4391@frontier.com.
An evening with James Markert
Spend an evening with James Markert, author of A White Wind Blew, from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Markert grew up in Louisville in the shadow of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a building with a reputation as one of the most haunted places on earth. This was the library staff’s pick for best summer book. Registration requested for seating purposes. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11 or send an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Jack-O-Lantern trail at Iroquois Park
Local artists will carve more than 5,000 pumpkins, which will light a trail the length of five football fields at the base of Iroquois Park. Produced for the first time in Louisville, the Jack-O-Lantern spectacular will take place nightly starting at dusk from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. The trail opens at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and tickets for adults are $12, seniors (62+) $10, children (3- to 12-years) $9; Friday through Saturday adults are $15, seniors (62+) $13, children (3- to 12-years) $12. Individual tickets may be purchased daily, starting at 9 a.m., for use the same evening at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502-363-7766 or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will benefit Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities. For more information, contact Erika Nelson at 502-456-3253 or Erika.Nelson@louisvilleky.gov.
Komen Race for Cure
The 18h annual Komen Louisville Race for the Cure will be Oct. 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. Online registration for both individual and team participation is available at KomenLouisville.org. Prices range from $10 for youth non-timed (eighth grade or lower) to $30 for adult timed. Paper registration is an additional $5. Sleep-in for the Cure is also available for those who want to support the race but are not able to be there for $35 and includes the cost to mail shirts directly to the participants.
Diabetes walk
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 19 at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk for 1 mile or run for 3 miles begins at 10 a.m. A 1-mile fun walk is available for families. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317.
Grave yard tales at library
“Grave yard tales” will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 among the tombstones on the Shelby County Public Library’s front lawn, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The event will be presented by Thomas Freese, master storyteller, artist and author. Bring a blanket or chair or both. Stories are suited for all ages. In case of inclement weather, stories move to the Hudson Room. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11, or marketing@scplibrary.net.
SHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1973 will have its 40th class reunion on Oct. 26 in the Kentucky Room at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. A buffet dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Tony Ruble at Tonyruble@insightbb.com or Debbie Bradley Weakly at Debbie.weakly@hotmail.com, or visit Shelbyville Class of 73 Facebook page.

Tabata camp
Patti Cloar, certified fitness trainer, will have a tabata reboot camp at the Family Activity Center through Aug. 29. Tabata is an interval-based fitness workout that helps you break through plateaus and improve your other workouts. Class times are 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Drop-in per class rate is $10 members, $12 non-members on a space available basis. Sign up at the FAC front desk or call 633-5059.
Antique classes
R.E. Wells, noted antique authority from Versailles, will present a new series of Antique Classes at the Shelby County Extension Office. The classes will meet each Monday through Aug. 26.  The fee for the 8-week course is $50. The series of classes include:  introduction to antiques; antique perfume and scent bottles, Staffordshire trinkets, art glass, American silver, pressed glass, kitchen pottery and Road Show. Interested individuals should sign up soon since class size will be limited to only 30 per class so that each person can bring one item weekly to be appraised. Participants can choose to attend the 1 or 6:30 p.m. session.  For more information, contact Valerie Holland of the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344.
Zumba at JHS
KentuckyOne is bringing Zumba to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in the hospital’s community room. The free class is offered at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The entrance is at the rear of the hospital. Certified instructor Sherrie Goddard will lead the weekly Wednesday classes for the community through Aug. 28. For more information, contact Misty Stallard at 502-647-4280 or mistystallard@kentuckyonehealth.org.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
New this season at the Shelby County Farmers’ Market is a mid-week market held every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is in addition to the Saturday market, held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday through October in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail in Shelbyville. For more information, visit shelbycokyfarmersmarket.com.
Mah Jong game day
Game Day – Mah Jong will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third and fourth Fridays of the month in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library through December. New players are welcome, and instruction is available. Classes are for persons 18 and older. For more information, or to register contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
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 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
Free GED 2013 classes
Finish the GED test. If test are not finished before January 2014, scores will expire and participants will have to start over. Free morning, afternoon and evening classes are available in Shelby County.  Call Shelby County Adult Education, Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
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.
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 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 Sandy McGill at 502-647-0300 or E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult, and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@twc.com.
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.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
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 or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. 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 Amy at 633-5518.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50  p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Free Zumba class
A free women’s Zumba class will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a video-driven class held in the Family Life Center. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. The initiation fee will be waived to join the gallery for the months of July and August. For more information call 633-7273.
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 Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.