Datebook: Feb. 5, 2014

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This week
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
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.
How-to computer class
The Shelby County Extension Office will sponsor How-To-Thursday with a class called How-To-With-Your-Computer, at 6 p.m. Thursday at 1117 Frankfort Road.   Learn basic operation of MS Word, social networking sites and basic photo editing.  Bring a laptop if you have one.  Call 633-4593 to reserve your space.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Go Red for Heart Health event
The Shelby County Extension Office will host “Go Red for Heart Health” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 1117 Frankfort Road. A mini health fair will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Heart survivors will speak during an educational presentation, and door prizes will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wear read. For more information or to RSVP, call 633-4593. Space is limited.
Spencer’s Lincoln Day dinner
Spencer County GOP will host a Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road. Speakers will include former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Congressmen Brett Guthrie and Thomas Massie, state Senator Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin. . For more information, call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573.
Historical Society workshops
The Shelby County Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, contact Sanda Jones at 502-321-2804. A Community Tapestry, A Timeline of Local Black History will be from 1 to 5 p.m. that day. For more information, contact Jones or Kerry Magan 633-4365. Both events will be at the Settle gym and are free and open to the public.
Project Linus day
Project Linus National Make a Blanket Day will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring materials needed to make any kind of blanket you want and a bag lunch if staying all day. There will be door prizes and a raffle. All blankets will be donated to the local Project Linus chapter to help kids in need. Donations will be accepted of fabric, fleece, thread, yarn, batting and monetary. For more information, contact Becky Jew at 727-4116.
Nature crafts/Valentine’s card
Make a special “made with spud” card any time from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park. Design a Valentine card using hand-carved potato stamps. For more information, send an E-mail to  trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
James book signing
JoAnn Childs James will have a talk and book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Elim Baptist Church, located at 3114 Greenwood Ave. in Louisville. She is a native of Shelbyville, resides in Prospect and is featured in a collection of stories and photographs titled 100 Fascinating Louisville Women.
Yamuna save your shoulders
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a Yamuna save your shoulders workshop 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Family Activity Center in the FAC aerobics room. Register at the FAC front desk by Friday. Pre-registration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Guided hike through Squire Boone trail
Learn the basics of winter tree identification while hiking the Squire Boone trail at Lake Shelby beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Kentucky Division of Forestry Ranger Sara Johns will discuss how to use bark, buds and branches, known as the 3 Bs, to identify trees minus their leaves. This is a great opportunity for scouts and other groups who want to create a bark-rubbing journal. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Don Cubert Road near the Squire Boone Trail at Lake Shelby.  Dress for the weather and hiking. Water, snacks and bark-rubbing materials will be provided. For more information, send an E-mail to trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Shelby Shape Ups
Shelby Shape Ups, a 6-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises, begins at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Shelby County Extension Office.  The class will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through March 21. The cost for the entire series is $20. To reserve a spot in this class, call 633-4593.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Sit-n-sew gathering
Sit-n-sew, for all crafters and quilters, led by Amy Scrogham, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center. Bring an UFO (Un-finished Object) and your machine or some handwork. For more information, send an E-mail to trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com or visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Dairy production update
Henry County Extension office will host a Dairy Production Update from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday. Donna Amaral-Phillips and  Jeffrey Bewley will be the guest speakers.  Please call 633-4593 by Feb. 7th to reserve your lunch.

Next 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. Wednesday 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 Feb. 12 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 Feb. 13 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. Feb. 13.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Feb. 13 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 Feb. 13 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. Feb. 13 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.
Ag leadership training
An agriculture leadership and spokesperson training course will be presented from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 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.
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine dinner dance will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 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.
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. Feb. 13 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747.
‘Nunsense’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre performance dates for the musical Nunsense,  written by Dan Goggin and directed by Mike Seelyare, are Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 16 and 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.-2 to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 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 Feb. 15. 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. Feb. 15 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.
Great backyard bird count
The great backyard bird count will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 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.

‘Foreigner’ at SCCT
Auditions for The Foreigner will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 17-18 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.
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 Feb. 19, 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.
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
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.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Kate’s on Main. Jean Cobb will be hostess, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.