Datebook: Feb. 12, 2014

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This week
Chamber networking luncheon
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have a networking roundtable luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Bring business cards and any information to share with fellow chamber members. The event is $20 per person and limited to the first 84 paid reservations. For more information or to register, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or johnna@shelbycountykychamber or visit www.shelbycountykychamber.com.
Beginner crochet class
Hope Kremer of The Yarn Wagon will host a beginner crochet seminar from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning today through March 5, at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The program is for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Students will need a I, J or K hook and a solid, light-color skein of yarn. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
DAR tea
The Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host a tea on Thursday at Kate’s on Main at the corner of 10th and Main in Shelbyville. The program will feature Genevieve Lacer and her co-author, Libby Howard, leading authorities on Kentucky antiques, Kentucky Silver and many Kentucky citizens. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations can be made by sending a check for $20 to Masha Miller, 2514 Harrington Mill Road, Shelbyville, 40065. Your check will insure your reservation and payment is due by Feb. 10. Heavy refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-633-6332.  
Affordable Care sign-up
KIPDA will conduct an Affordable Care Act sign-up event at 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Meet one-on-one with KIPDA Kynectors to learn more and signup. For more information, contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849.
NAACP meeting
The Shelby County NAACP branch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center. The meetings will not be held when school is out.
Ag leadership training
An agriculture leadership and spokesperson training course will be presented from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Feb. 20 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. By participating, learn the best ways to deliver the message that local farmers provide safe, affordable food for today’s growing families. Among scheduled presenters are Warren Beeler of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Shelby County farmers Mary Courtney and Amanda Gajdzik, Jon Bednarski and Jana McGuire of the Center for Food Integrity. For more information or to reserve a space, call 633-4593. Light refreshments will be provided.
Diabetes Coalition’s Valentine’s event
Shelby County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will have a Valentine’s Day celebration to discuss tips for celebrating Valentine’s day with diabetes. KRDC is a free diabetes education and advocacy group. You do not have to be a person with diabetes to join.  Individuals who care about health, professionals, retired persons, students, family members or friends of persons with diabetes, civic-minded persons, etc. The event is at 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747.
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine dinner dance will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. The annual dinner-and-dance, featuring the music of The Monarchs, will include a silent auction, dance contest and cash bar. Tickets are $45 per person or $550 for corporate sponsor table of eight. The event benefits the animals in the care of  Tysons Chance Animal Foundation, Woodstock Animal Foundation, Shelby County No Kill Mission, Operation Catsnip and Shelby County Humane Society. For more information or tickets, call 655-3442 or visit www.5rescues.org.
‘Nunsense’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre performance dates for the musical Nunsense,  written by Dan Goggin and directed by Mike Seelyare, are Friday, Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday and Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 31 at 633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Seniors Valentine ball
Multi-Purpose Community Action ed on Washington Street in Shelbyville will host its first Senior Citizens Valentine Day Ball (formal) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Stratton Center, 219 Washington St.
Calling all artists
Shelby Artists on Main Inc., a 501 c(3) non-profit organization, is accepting applications by artists for grant-funded workshops to take place throughout this year. The second round of grant applications will be received through Saturday. Visit shelbyartistsonmain.org under “2014 Call to Artists” to download the grant description and separate the workshop application. For applications, inquires, or questions E-mail maryyaeger48@gmail.com.
Critter corner at Red Orchard
Critter Corner will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park. Meet Sweet Pea, the opossum, and follow along with Second Chances Wildlife Center Director Bridget Williams as she reads a specially handpicked book and brings the characters to life. For more information, send an E-mail to trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Magic show at the library
A magic show with Dave Cottrell will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, for a family fun day. All ages are invited. The show is free and will be in the Hudson Room. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yew Dell gardening series
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood is hosting vegetable gardening 101, a 3-part series of seminars. The first series will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the castle. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The second series will be from 10:30 to noon Feb. 22 at the potting shed. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. The final series will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. March 8 in the potting shed. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call 502-241-4788 or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.
Great backyard bird count
The great backyard bird count will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. Everyone is welcome from beginning bird watchers to experts. The group will tally the number of individual birds of each species that participants see during the count period and enter these numbers on  Web site. Scientists use the information to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. For more information, send an E-mail to trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets 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 on 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.
‘Foreigner’ at SCCT
Auditions for The Foreigner will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Shelby County Community Theatre. The show opens April 17 and runs for two weekends. Multiple roles are available for this comedy. No prepared audition required. For more information, call 633-0222. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Democratic committee meeting
The Shelby County Democratic committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Fielding Ballard, Shelby County Democratic chair, at 633-1424. All Democrats are welcome.
Food gardening
Classes on food gardening will be offered at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. You’ll learn to grow everything from potatoes to strawberries, cantaloupes to cucumbers. Classes start from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and run once a week through April 23. Classes are free, but space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call 633-4593.

Next week
East Middle spaghetti dinner
The East Middle School band will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the school’s cafeteria. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and younger than 5 year olds eat free. Menu includes spaghetti, sauce (meat or meatless), salad, bread and a drink (tea, lemonade, water). To go orders are available for pickup. There will also be a bake sale, live acoustic music and a raffle for free dinner for a week from local restaurants. All proceeds benefit the East Middle band.
Kiwanis Club chili supper
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville will have the annual chili supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The menu includes chili and a variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks for $5. Children under 10 eat free. Tickets can be purchased from a Kiwanis member, at the door or by sending an E-mail to GaryLWalls@aol.com.
Elementary story hour
Elementary story hour will be from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Feb. 20 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The theme will be “Writing My Story.” For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 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. Feb. 20.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for Commonwealth meets 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 22 for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Rotary auction and dinner
The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have its annual auction and dinner to raise funds for its scholarship program at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available from any Rotary member. For more information, call Sherman Riggs at 633-5220.
Green Thumb Gardening series
The Shelby County Extension office will offer a series of Green Thumb Gardening once a month starting in February at 1117 Frankfort Road. Topics include fruit tree pruning on Feb. 22; lawn mower care and maintenance, March 20; herbs, April 17; growing cucumbers, cantaloupes, squash, etc., May 15; botanical garden shrub and tree tour, June 19; saving heirloom seeds, July 24; establishing an emerald green lawn, Aug. 21; propagating plants through cuttings, Sept. 18; and putting the garden to bed/spring bulbs, Oct. 16. The cost for the series of classes is $15. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for the fruit tree pruning class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For one class, the cost is $5. Reserve a space by calling 633-4593.
‘An Event To Remember’ 2014
An Event to Remember for 2014, a trade show for events services groups, will begin at noon on Feb. 22 at the Shelbyville Country Club. The exhibition features businesses exclusively from Shelby, Henry, and Spencer Counties and is free to the public. Canned good donation will be appreciated, and there will be eats, treats, cash bar and entertainment. For more information, contact Kate Raisor at 502-220-8812 or aaycelebrations@aol.com.
Cropper Ruritan chili supper
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a chili supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Cropper Ruritan Club building on KY 43. The meal includes chili, crackers, hot dog, drink and dessert for $6. Carry-out will be available. The proceeds will go to support community-service projects.
Father/daughter ball
Simpsonville Baptist Church will host a father/daughter ball at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are $15, which includes the meal, entertainment and DJ, photo and father’s gift. Guest speaker will be WAVE-Ch. 3 anchor Scott Reynolds. For more information and tickets, contact Shari at 722-5246 ext 15.

ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Kate’s on Main. Jean Cobb will be host, Barbara Hammon will bring a book and Tina Sanderlin will provide the program.
Blanket drive for ALC
A blanket drive for A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center will be through Feb. 28. Two pieces of 2-yard fleece fabric will make one blanket. The donations requested are 2 yards of fleece fabric. Drop-off bins are located at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, Shelby Christian Church, Shelby County Park/FAC, Simpsonville Baptist Church, Max Performance Physical Therapy, Collins High School and Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-741-1192.
Christian music concert
Multiple Dove award winners Francesca Battistelli and Sanctus Real will perform at 7 p.m. March 1 at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Both have multiple No. 1 hits on Christian contemporary radio. For more information, call 633-4070 or send an E-mail to melaniewest@ccaofky.org. To order tickets, visit www.ccaofky.org.
Backyard poultry classes
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a series of four classes on the basics of backyard poultry production. The classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes will cover selecting appropriate breeds, housing, feeding, disease prevention, marketing and more. Classes will be taught by Tony Pescatore and Jacqui Jacob, extension poultry specialists from the University of Kentucky, and Walt Reichert, Shelby County Extension horticulture technician. Classes are free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 633-4593.
Kentucky Civil Rights commemorative march
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, along with the other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights, will march in the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort from 10 a.m. to approximately noon on March 5. Demonstrators will gather at the corner of Second Street and Capital Avenue at 9:30 a.m. to line up in order to proceed to the State Capitol, 700 Capitol Ave. in Frankfort. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, and baseball great Jackie Robinson were among those who traveled to Kentucky to help lead the marchers to the capitol and speak to the crowd from the steps on March 5, 1964. For more information or to participate, contact Mary Ann Taylor of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1-800-292-5566, or E-mail AOCR@ky.gov. To keep up with information related to the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Civil Rights March on Frankfort, visit the blog at www.50thmarch.blogspot.com or www.kchr.ky.gov.
Conservation trust board meeting
The Clear Creek Conservation Trust will hold its next board meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in the Birch House at Clear Creek Park.
Annunciation fish fry
Church of the Annunciation, on Main Street in Shelbyville, will begin Lenten fish fries from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays from March 7 through April 11. Dine in or carry out. Proceeds will benefit the Toinson fund and the building fund. For more information, call 633-1547.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The Shelby County Republican Party will have its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 8 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Registration is at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 6:30. More information will be forthcoming.
Relay for Life pageant
The third Annual Relay for Life Pageant will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Categories will be Cutie Pies Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, Little Miss and Mister, Pre-Teen, Teen, Miss Relay, Ms. Relay and Survivor pageants are open to all counties. The event is sponsored by the Shelby Fit for Life Relay team. The registration fee is $25 until March 7 or $30 on the day of the event, and the survivor pageant is free. All registration fees support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for 5 years old and younger. The event will include a Relay marketplace with crafts, food and more. For more information contact shelbycorelaypageant@gmail.com or 502-594-7140.
Poet laureate at library
Frank X. Walker of Lexington, poet, author and teacher, will be at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 11. Walker was named Kentucky’s 2013-14 poet laureate, the first black writer to receive this honor. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
JHS Women’s Health Fair
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will sponsor its ninth annual Women’s Health Fair from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 25 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Events include dinner with education about the prevention of chronic illness by Dr. Deborah Ballard, Internist with KentuckyOne Health, health screenings, community awards, a silent auction and giveaways. The cost is $20 per person or $160 per table of eight. Deadline for reservations is March 21, and tickets are available by calling 502-647-4369 or at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/womenswellnessaffair. Deadline for reservations is March 21.
Highway 55 yard sale
Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27 at the Finchville Community Center. For any information on the event, call Anne or Keith at 502-437-0353.
Advanced computer class
A free, 16-week advanced computer class to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation will continue through April 30 at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from site to site on the Internet and the National Career Readiness Certificate. There will be two separate classes, at 2-4 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 13 and at 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 15. To register or for more information, call 502-213-3669.
Kentucky Tour de Cure
The Kentucky Tour de Cure will be June 7 at Norton Commons. Join the American Diabetes Association for a 20-, 40- and 60-mile cycling event to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as funds for a much-needed cure and educational outreach. Families and children can ride 1-mile and 5-mile routes. The event includes a free lunch and entertainment. Registration now open at www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure, by calling 502-452-6072 ext. 3318 or by sending an E-mail to dmuller@diabetes.org.

Tabata Reboot camp
Patti Cloar, certified personal trainer, will extend the Tabata Reboot Camp at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park through Feb 18. Tabata is an interval based fitness workout designed to get you fit in a fun yet challenging environment. Class times are 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A 4-class package is $30 for members, $40 for non-members until Feb. 6. Drop ins are welcome at a per-class rate of $10 for members, $12 for non-members on a space available basis. For more information, call 633-5059..
Adult winter read
Adult winter reading will be through March 15 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The event is for 18 years old and older, and registration is required. A participant must have a library card in good standing with no fine balance. If a participant does not have a card, signing up will earn him or her a ticket to be placed n the weekly prize drawing. Registration begins Monday at the library or by sending an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will begin its next free Smoking Cessation Program 5-6 p.m. through April 2. Participants in the 12-week class will discuss a variety of science-based, proven methods to smoking cessation, which include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded. While there is no charge for the classes, participants are responsible for the purchase of any nicotine replacement products, which are suggested in the program. For more information or to register for the program, contact Jackie Herrell, RN, at 647-4021.
Beginning basic computer class
A free, 12-week beginning basic computer literacy class is being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through April 3, at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus in Shelbyville. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at 502-213-3669.
Free computer keyboarding class
A free, 12-week computer keyboarding class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays through April 3 at Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus in Shelbyville. Participants learn or brush up computer keyboarding, writing or job skills. To register, call Shelby County Adult Education at 502-213-3669.
Managing diabetes classes
KentuckyOne Health is providing comprehensive classes to help individuals in Shelby and Henry counties manage their diabetes. These sessions include group instruction and one-on-one meetings with a registered dietitian. Instruction is free and open to a limited number of participants. The classes are a series of four that begin at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month through May at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information or to participate in this educational research study, call 502-540-3824. Participants must call to be set up with the appropriate paperwork.
Winter swim clinic at FAC
The Winter Swim Clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. through May 18 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, hosted by Polo Fields. Families do not need to be members of the Polo Fields club. Everyone is welcome to join in. Only 15 spots are available. For more information or to register, visit www.polofieldspiranhas.com.
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, beginning Feb.7 and extending through April 14. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 502-487-1612.
Free tax prep services
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will host the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the elderly programs for the 2014 tax year in Shelby and Oldham counties. This program is to assist families with free income tax preparation that meet the requirements for receiving the earned income tax credit and volunteers are needed. For tax year 2013, this amount is generally $50,000 and less. Also tax preparation is free for the elderly, aged 60 and older. The sites will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and certain Saturdays between Jan. 21 and April 15 at 330 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information or to volunteer, call 647-3027 or 558-0762. All volunteers will receive free income tax preparation training and certification. Training will continue until the end of January.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course at one of five locations in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more call 502-561-3771 or send an E-mail to barbara.locklear@redcross.org.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Library story hours
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; National Career Readiness Certificate, to verify value to employers; para-educator testing, for those who wish to work as an aid in the school system; and GED attainment, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@twc.com.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or E-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail pcloar@yahoo.com.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 647-0300 or E-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.
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.