Datebook: Jan. 14, 2015

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This week
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
AARP driver safety class
An AARP Driver Safety Class will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office. This class is for ages 50 and older. There are no tests. Check with your insurance company about reductions in premiums for those who complete the class. The class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register or for more information, call 502-633-4593 on Jan. 5 or after.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at J.T.’s Pizza on Buck Creek Road. The club will meet there until December, then will go back to Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
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 Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. 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. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.
Diabetes meetings
The Shelby County Diabetes Coalition meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will have a special presentation about their free marriage and relationship building classes. KRDC is a diabetes education, support, and advocacy group. You do not have to be a person with diabetes to join. For more information, contact Amanda Osborne at 502-432-3747, E-mail amanda.osborne@krdcoalition.com or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Gym and swim at FAC
The Family Activity Center will have gym and swim for third to fifth graders from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10 per child, meal provided. For more information, call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Library events
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will have several events for the month of January. “Having Fun with Paint” family fun day for all ages will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Lego Club for boys and girls meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 29. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
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.
Community conversation on safety
Join the Community Conversation between law enforcement and the youth of Shelby County at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street. Parents, please come with your children. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Janice Harris, president of the Shelbyville Area NAACP, 502-321-6896.
Women to Women kick off
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will host the Women to Women kick off at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Guest speaker will be Minister Sandra Marshall King.
Yamuna program
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a yoga workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the City of Simpsonville Community room, 108 Old Veechdale Road in Simpsonville. The Yamuna bodywork method uses various sized balls to directly stimulate organs, enhancing and cleansing all of the body’s systems, especially the digestive system. The cost is $15 per person, due Jan. 16. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 502-655-0235.
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 at First Christian Church. For more information, contact Maria Newill at 502-633-5252.
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.
Veterans get help to receive benefits
Dianna Anderson, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist Shelby County veterans at the Kentucky Career Center the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Veterans and their families will be provided counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits. This is a free service provided by the state of Kentucky. Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214 (record of military service) with them, if they have it, and any other documents they feel could help with their claim.  For more information, call Dianna Anderson, Regional Field Representative for the KDVA at 502-635-4527. She will be located at the Kentucky Career Center, 88 Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville.
Democrats meeting
The Shelby County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information contact Fielding Ballard, Shelby County Democratic chair, 633-1424. All Democrats are welcome.

Next week
Sharing soup
Bring a pot of your favorite homemade soup and the recipe to our special session of “Sharing Soup” at noon on Jan. 21 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Soups can be an excellent way to stre-e-e-tch your food dollars. Best of all, you will taste many types of soup and receive all the recipes in a soup recipe booklet later. For more information, call 502-633-4593.
Parks board meeting changed
The parks board meeting scheduled for Tuesday was cancelled and moved to 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the conference room at the Family Activity Center.
Louisville boat, RV and sportshow
The 2015 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow is Jan. 21-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, and features hundreds of new boats, RVs, and hunting and fishing accessories for sale, plus a variety of activities for all ages. Event show hours are 5 to 9 p.m., Jan. 21; noon to 9 p.m., Jan. 22-23; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 25. This year’s event also offers a variety of opportunities for family fun, including the chance to try stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking at Paddlefest; brush up on nearly any outdoors skill through an extensive seminar series with topics ranging from RV Bootcamp and Boating 101 and hunting for wild game and fishing. Racing enthusiasts can also check out the Oberto/Miss Madison Raceboat. The show’s youngest visitors can get up close to creepy crawlers and learn how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, or try their hand at fishing at the catch-and-release Kid’s Trout Pond, free for children 12 and under. Boating, fishing, hunting and RV enthusiasts have the unique opportunity to view and compare hundreds of the newest boats and RVs, plus hundreds of booths showcasing the latest outdoor gear, gadgets and destinations. Advanced tickets are on sale now and available through www.louisvilleboatshow.com. Adult tickets are $12, and senior citizens admission is $10. Children under 15 and active military (with military ID) are free. For more information visit LouisvilleBoatRVShow.com, on Facebook, on Twitter @LouBoatRVshow, and on Instagram at louboatrvshow.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the home of Flora Sherrod.  Betty Weakley will present the program and Linda Scearce will provide the book.
Farming on a few acres
Farming on a few acres is a five part series designed for novice farmers with 5 to 20 acres from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 19 and 26 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Explore ways to utilize your land, how to market your products and legal issues that may affect you and your small farm business. To sign up or for more information, call 633-4593.
‘A Night of One-Acts’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s A Night of One-Acts will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the theatre. Auditions are open to men and women ages 15-60 and will consist of cold readings from the script. This is a combined audition for three 30-minute one-act plays: This Property Is Condemned, directed by Cheryl Van Stockum; The Tell-Tale Heart, directed by Bill Dunning; and Dracula, directed by James Ray Morgan. Roles are available for principal characters in each show as well doubling. Production dates for this Upstairs at 801 production are March 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Free smoking cessation class
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers an ongoing free smoking cessation program. The introductory session will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the King’s Daughters Room (first floor) at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, 727 Hospital Drive. At the introductory session, a free Smokerlyzer Breath CO Monitor screening will be provided for carbon monoxide detection. The 12-week session will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Feb. 2 through April 20. The classes utilize the Cooper/Clayton Method, a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program developed over 25 years ago by Thomas Cooper, DDS, a former heavy smoker, and Richard Clayton, PhD, an expert on drug addiction. Registration is required for this free program, call 502-647-4000.
Public board meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s board of directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Building in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services for Families in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties. For more information, visit mpcaa.org.
End of life/estate planning course
A two part series to help prepare for late-in-life issues including death, disability and transitioning farms and family businesses to the next generation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Information on document preparation, funeral expenses and estate planning will be shared. To sign up or for more information, call 633-4593.

Aqua therapy at FAC
Aqua therapy will start on Jan. 30 at the Family Activity Center. Small group classes with a certified therapist, great for low-impact exercise, better mobility or rehabilitation. To sign up or for more information, call the FAC at 633-5059. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Moms’ Night Out at First Baptist
Moms’ Night Out will be shown at 6 p.m. on Jan. 30 at First Baptist Shelbyville. The PG movie is sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs and Celebrate Recovery. Family and friends are invited.
‘Love Letters’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre announces its upcoming Upstairs at 801 production of Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 31. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Love Letters is directed by Libby Sears Blair, and sponsored by Jane Martin and Larry and Mary Jo Netherton. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Live Christmas tree removal
The City of Shelbyville Public Works Department will pick up discarded live Christmas trees through Jan. 31. All lights and decorations should be removed from the tree. Call the Public Works Department at 502-633-1094 from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with your address. The tree should be placed by the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street.
Biggest loser contest
The local Diabetes Coalition and North Central District Health Department in Shelbyville will host a Biggest Loser Contest for eight weeks starting from Feb. 3 to March 24. The group will meet every Tuesday at the North Central Health Department’s District office. The first meeting on Feb. 3 will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Each week, participants will join in a voluntary weigh-in, goal setting, and nutrition education program. This program will be facilitated by licensed dietitian, Amanda Stoess, from North Central Health Department, and community organizer, Amanda Strecker, from Shelby KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition. Participation in the Biggest Loser Contest is free of charge and open to anyone 18 years and above with an interest in learning to manage their weight through nutrition education, exercise and long-term health management. A minimum cash incentive of $100 from community donations will be rewarded to the participant with the most weight loss at the end of the 8 weeks. To RSVP, contact Amanda Stoess at 502-633-1243.
Diabetes workshop
Are you sick and tired of being tired and sick? Do you have diabetes or diabetes with other on-going health conditions? Living Well With Diabetes Workshop Can Help! The Shelby Diabetes Coalition is offering the Stanford Diabetes self-management program at the Clear Creek Park FAC for six weeks every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from Feb. 5 to March 12. The workshops are offered at no cost to you. All participants receive a book, CD, and a certificate of completion for you to share with your doctor. Individuals with type 2 diabetes, family and friends of persons with type 2 diabetes, and individuals with pre-diabetes or those at risk are encouraged to participate. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Strecker at 502-432-3747.
Mixed media club
JoAnna Jackson will host a monthly mixed media club at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The first event will be Collaged Paper Mache Valentine from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 7. All Supplies are included in the $20 per person fee. Space is limited to 20 spots only, so call in advance to reserve a spot. Pay at the door with cash, credit card or check. To reserve a spot or for more information, call JoAnna Jackson 502-387-6867 or e-mail joannajksn@gmail.com.
Monarchs, Mutts and Meows
Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine dinner/dance, hosted by 5Rescues.org, will be from 6 to 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Music will be by “The Monarchs.” Tickets can be purchased online at www.5rescues.org or by phone, 502-655-3442.Tickets are $45 per person, if purchased at the door $55 per person. Corporate Sponsorships are $600 per table. Ticket price includes full buffet with vegetarian options, entertainment and silent auctions. Cash bars will be available.
Health literacy class
Get informed on nutrition, drug label safety, know your health risks, multiple medicine issues for kids and adults, understand medical terms and get the research toward good health for you and your family. This nine-week free health literacy class is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays through March 5. To register or for more information, call JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at 502-633-5524, ext. 4.
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, during February, March and up to April 13. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. Membership is not required in either AARP or the church, but participants need to show a picture ID, such as valid drivers license and must show Social Security cards for all who will be claimed on the tax return as this is a requirements of the IRS. Bring a copy of the prior year’s return and all information regarding income for 2014. If planning to use itemized deductions, bring information on medical expenses, mortgage interest, taxes, etc. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 502-487-1612.
Comprehensive computer class
A free 16-week, comprehensive computer class to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation will continue through April 23. Get introduced to e-mail, search engines, moving from one site to another site on the Internet, and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). There will be three sessions available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays. To register, call JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at 502-633-5524, ext. 4.
Free computer keyboard class
The JCTC Shelby County Adult Education Program at JCTC will offer two free 18-week sessions with a computer keyboarding class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and a beginning basic literacy computer literacy class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The classes through May 7. To register, call 502-633-5524, ext. 4.
Dance classes
Shelby Christian Church is accepting signups for a spring ballet/tap classes for ages 3- to 10-years-old. Classes meet on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The cost is $85 or $95. Classes end with a recital on May 9. Space is limited in each class. For more information or registration forms go to the website at www.shelbychristian.org.
Events at Clay Street
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana serves local youth in Shelby County by fostering positive relationships between children and mentors. Mentors have a lasting impact on the lives of local young people. Volunteers are needed in Shelby County. Find out more by visiting BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745. Start something, be a mentor!
New exhibit at History Center
The Shelby County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center on Main Street. Panels and other memorabilia spotlight Shelbyville High School, which closed 40 years ago when the city system merged with the county schools. Coordinators Sharon Hackworth and Duanne Puckett said the history lessons reveal highlights about people, like the female superintendent, Willie C. Ray, who served from 1930-1960. The exhibit will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents are available weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. If a group needs to meet at another time it can be arranged by contacting Sharon Hackworth at 502-633-5473.
Looking for classmates
Atherton’s High School’s class of 1965 is looking for classmates for their upcoming 50th year reunion. E-mail Carol Taylor Cunningham, (ukmomct@aol.com) on any updated information. The reunion is planned for June 2015; the class reunion facebook page is: www.facebook.com/athertonreunion1965
Master Gardener classes
Master Gardener classes will be offered in late winter/early spring of 2015 if there is enough interest. Dates and times haven’t been determined, but classes will be held in the mornings, likely on a Tuesday or Wednesday and start sometime in February. If you are interested in becoming a master gardener and taking classes this spring, call Walt at 502-633-4593 or e-mail walt.reichert@uky.edu.
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from visiting the library and restocking your book supply this winter. Come visit the bookmobile at one of its many community stops near you – Simpsonville, Waddy, Harrisonville, Bagdad, Cropper, Southville and more. The bookmobile now offers free wireless internet allowing patrons access with their own WiFi-enabled devices. For specific community stop locations, call Shana at the library after 3 p.m. at 633-3803.
Story time at library
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., are 10 a.m. for ages 2 and 3 and 11 a.m. for ages 4 and 5 on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 on Wednesdays;  9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for baby time (birth to 2 years) on Thursdays. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Bank fund set up for Mount Eden Fire Department
A fund has been set up at People’s Bank on Taylorsville Road in Spencer County for the Mount Eden Fire Department. Donations are being accepted to help the department rebuild after a fire destroyed the main station in early August. All funds collected will be used for that purpose. Donations may be made at the bank at 23 W. Main Street in Taylorsville, or mailed to the bank at P.O. Box 369, Taylorsville, KY, 40071.
Musical instruments needed
Do you have musical instruments that need a good home? Did you know that you can donate those instruments to the Shelby County School System through a Partners In Education Program at First Presbyterian Church and help students who otherwise couldn’t afford to be in band or orchestra? If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 502-633-2693. More than 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are offered by JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and Shelby County Public Library. Choose GED Classes to secure your job, or math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your career or college entrance exam. To register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121.
Marriage and relationship education
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is seeking to start another round of free classes for individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages and families. Classes typically consist of 10 to 12 participants, meet one time per week and are designed to help individuals (whether single, dating, engaged or married) achieve their personal goals in relationships, family and marriage. For more information, call 502-633-7162.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at the Shelby County Extension office in meeting room A. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or e-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
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 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.
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.
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 First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or e-mail ocki@twc.com.
Shelby Christian dance class
Shelby Christian Church is taking registrations for a dance class on Thursday nights. The cost is $80 for girls in the 5-to-7-year-old class or younger or $95 for girls 7-to-11 years (this class is 15 minutes longer). Registration forms can be picked up at the office or e-mailed to the applicant. For more information or registration forms, contact the Activities Minister Kevin Comp at 633-5975 or visit at www.shelbychristian.org.
Strengthening exercise class at NMZ
Strengthening exercise classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building), 701 Main St., with certified Instructor, Sheri Charbeneau. The fee is $3. For more information, call 502-633-7991.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library 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 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, class times and to register, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be at 7 p.m. 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 502-633-5059.
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 502-647-0300 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 502-633-3803.
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 502-633-5518 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 502-610-0010.
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.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or e-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers are now scheduling for fall and Christmas events.  This is a group of musicians from Henry and Shelby Counties playing lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars, and mandolins, and love gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music.  There is no charge for the performances.  For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or email mmdulcimers@gmail.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 502-647-1160 or e-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
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 502-633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit 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 502-220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services 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 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 502-633-0009.
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.