Datebook: July 11, 2013

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This week
Zumba at JHS
KentuckyOne is bringing Zumba to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville beginning Wednesday in the hospital’s community room. The free class is offered at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The entrance is at the rear of the hospital. Certified instructor Sherrie Goddard will lead the weekly Wednesday classes for the community through Aug. 28. For more information, contact Misty Stallard at 502-647-4280 or mistystallard@kentuckyonehealth.org.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Tana Peers at 502-257-2557, E-mail tana.peers@insightbb.com or Danny Keeton at 502-647-3252, E-mail demond072@msn.com.
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. The next meeting’s speaker will be xx. For more information, contact Elaina Burks, Shelby County community organizer, at 502-417-8600 or shelbykipda@insightbb.com.
NAACP meeting changed
The Shelbyville area NAACP has changed its meeting date for July because of the July 4th holiday. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St. A public welcome reception will be held at 6-7 that night for Carl Hilliard, the new director of Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center. For more information, contact Janice Harris, president, at 502-321-6896 or sisterjaniceharris@hotmail.com.
Simpsonville’s Red, White and Boom
Simpsonville’s Red, White and Boom celebration has been rescheduled for Friday after the inclement weather over the 4th of July weekend. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Simpsonville Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. This event is free, and there will be concessions, a DJ, activities, rides and parking. Entertainment by Katie’s Habit will be 6 p.m. to dusk. Fireworks – the “boom” – will be at dusk. For more information, visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com or call 502-722-8793.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H of the local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, next will meet on Friday at the Stratton Center has been canceled. The June meeting was canceled and the meeting for July 5 rescheduled. 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.
‘Late night at library’
“Late night at the library” for middle and high school students will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. There will be board games, video games, corn hole, speakers, free pizza, ice cream sundaes and soft drinks. Those planning to attend need to call the library to register at 633-3803.
Shake the Lake on July 4th
Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Shake the Lake event has been rescheduled for Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. until fireworks at dusk. Events include live music by Blue Sky Morning and Shadow Box, booths, concessions, bouncies and more. The cost is $3 per person, and 2-year-old and under are free. For more information, visit http://shselbycountyparks.com/4th-of-July-Fireworks-Celebration.html.
Farmer’s market and animal swap

Tractor Supply in Shelbyville will host a farmer’s market and animal swap from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. The parking lot will be open for people to bring their farm produce/products and animals to sale, trade or swap. Jams, jellies, honey, eggs, crafts, vegetables, fruits, animals and other farm products are welcome. For more information, contact Tractor Supply of Shelbyville at 502-647-4605.
Firefighters’ appreciation fundraiser

The fifth annual firefighters’ appreciation fundraiser will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Simpsonville Station 1, 121 Citizens Blvd. A spaghetti dinner will be available. The events will include a silent auction, cake wheel, dunking booth and vendor booths. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
Graefenburg 5K run
The ninth annual Paul Brooks Memorial 5K run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Graefenburg Baptist Church. All participants will receive a T-shirt and breakfast. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners as well as to the top three male and female participants in each age category. Pre-registration is $18 by Sunday; race-day registration is $25. For course and registration information, visit www.gbcfamily.com or call Graefenburg Baptist Church at 829-5324.
Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club on Mount Eden Road and Hwy. 53. Gate admission will be $2, and 6-years and under are free. Classes will include youth, adult western, gaited, pleasure and contest. For more information, contact
Leslie Smitha 502-321-8166, Sharon Gilbert 502-738-9741, Chasidy Hawkins 502-680-0497,
Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754, visit

www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com or on Facebook.
Creatures from Clear Creek
Ever wonder what mysterious creatures live in Clear Creek? A few brave volunteers will help in the search for creatures at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Meet at the Moses Ruben shelter at Lake Shelby, the first shelter on the left once you turn on Don Cubert Road. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes to wade in creeks. Hopefully a glimpse can be seen of the elusive Orconectes cristavarius. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Camping fundraiser
ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Inc. will have a camping fundraiser from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. The event will support a shelter in Shelby County for victims of domestic violence. Bring tents, campers, horses and games. Food and drinks can be purchased during the event. Hiking, horseback riding, playground and a campfire will be included. Restroom facility is provided. The cost will be $75 for families, $55 for couples and $45 for individuals. To purchase tickets, call 502-437-5375.
Water Rocket Derby
The third annual multi-pack Water Rocket Derby will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Finchville Park Pavilion. The event will be rain or shine and is free. Bring a clean 2-liter or 20-oz narrow-neck bottle to decorate and ‘blast off.’ Drinks, snacks and trinkets will be available to purchase. Proceeds will benefit local scouting. Bring your bike, scooter, skates, skateboard, etc. and enjoy the park and trails. For more information, contact Deb, Dan or Lee at leemuncy@yahoo.com.
Deadline to apply for spay/neuter grants
The deadline to apply for grants to help low-income Kentuckians spay and neuter their pets must be postmarked by July 15. Local governments and non-governmental organizations that apply must mail applications and attachments to: Spay/Neuter Kentucky Program, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, Ky. 40601. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered. Applicants may request up to $5,000. The board has set aside a total of $150,000 for the current round of grants. The funds are generated by proceeds from the sale of Kentucky’s spay/neuter specialty license plate. To download an application, visit www.kyspayneuter.com/
Optimist Club
Shelby County Optimist Club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Antique classes
R.E. Wells, noted antique authority from Versailles, will present a new series of Antique Classes at the Shelby County Extension Office. The classes will meet each Monday through Aug. 26.  The fee for the 8-week course is $50. The series of classes include:  introduction to antiques; antique perfume and scent bottles, Staffordshire trinkets, art glass, American silver, pressed glass, kitchen pottery and Road Show. Interested individuals should sign up soon since class size will be limited to only 30 per class so that each person can bring one item weekly to be appraised. Participants can choose to attend the 1 or 6:30 p.m. session.  For more information, contact Valerie Holland of the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. the third 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 the third Tuesday of each month. For more information call Jean M. Donovan, past president, at 633-3011.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.
Sewing classes at extension office
Sit and sew days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. People will be sewing on Tuesday and July 30 and Aug. 6 and 13. Bring a current sewing project and lunch and learn new ideas for sewing projects. Sewing machines are available to use for the day. Shelby County’s Master Clothing Volunteers will teach a basic sewing class from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 3. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
Democratic committee meeting
The Shelby County Democratic committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. All Democrats are welcome.

Next week
Slip sliding at library
Wear your bathing suit or shorts and a T-shirt and come to “Slip and Slide” from 10 a.m. to noon on July 17. Fire hoses with liquid soap will help children slide through the front yard of the Shelby County Public Library. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Lake Shelby Fish Fry
A fish fry will be held at Lake Shelby from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 19. The event will be held at the main shelter beside the lake. The cost is $8.50 per dinner and includes one piece of fish, potato wedges, cole slaw, hush puppies, a drink and dessert. Additional side items can also be purchased. Children’s plates are also available.
Hosparus needs volunteers
Hosparus needs volunteers and will offer free training in Louisville and Shelbyville. The non-profit hospice organization will host a volunteer open house from 10 a.m. to noon on July 19 on the second floor, 6200 Dutchman’s Lane (1000 Building) in Louisville. Training will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 24 at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive in Louisville and Aug. 2 at 540 Main Street in Shelbyville. Lunch will be included at both events. Volunteers are needed in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support/bereavement, massage, W.A.G.S. pet therapy, music care and hair care. The volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To pre-register for trainings, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.org. The pre-registration deadline for the July 24 training is July 19; the deadline for the Aug. 2 session is July 30. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org
Blood drives
Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 3 to 7 p.m. July 19 at Family Video, 1733 Midland Trail; 1 to 6 p.m. July 29 at  Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road.
‘South Pacific’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre will have its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on July 19-21 and 26-28. Performances are July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, and go on sale July 5. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie with musical direction by Lynne McReynolds Chenault. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information or reservations, call 502-633-0222.
SCHS Class of 1978 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1978 will have its 35th class reunion on July 20 at the pavilion at Gallrein Farm. Cocktails will be from 6 to 7 p.m. (BYOB with soft-drink mixers provided for a $5 cover charge), and dinner will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. At 8:30 the reunion will be open to any member of the classes of 1977 and 1979 who would like to share memories and embellished stories with old friends. For more information, contact Anne Newton Raisor at 502-437-0353 or Raisor60@att.net, Sammy Cox at samiam821@gmail.com, Ruth First at rlh196001@gmail.com or go to class Facebook page “Shelby county class of 1978.”
McAlister family reunion
The McAlister family reunion will be July 20 at Lockport Baptist Church. A potluck will begin at 11 a.m. Bring family pictures and family history if possible. For more information, contact Debbie Derossett at 502-845-4006, 502-845-2855 or 502-257-2568.
Wingate Lodge breakfast
Wingate Lodge No. 161 Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. July 20. The menu includes biscuits, gravy, eggs, fried potatoes and country ham.
Third annual Rob Fest
The third annual Rob Fest, which benefits ASAP (adolescent suicide awareness and prevention), will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 20 at the Clear Creek Amphitheatre. A music festival with two stages, featuring Nashville recording artists Aly’an, the day also includes bouncies for kids, food, and a live and silent auction (featuring a Pitino-signed basketball). Vendors are welcome. The cost will be $10 per carload. For more information, call 502-220-0751.

Workplace violence prevention
A workplace violence prevention event will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave. in Louisville. AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, will host this free seminar. Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP by E-mail to AlliedBarton’s Deb Frost Deborah.frost@alliedbarton.com.
An evening with Wallace and Gromit
Movies with Wallace and Gromit will start at 8 p.m. on July 24 in the barn at Red Orchard Park. An absent-minded inventor, Wallace, and his trusty sidekick dog, Gromit, will lead the adventures throughout classic short animated films, including A Grand Day Out, A Close Shave, The Wrong Trousers and more. The cost will be a $5 donation for adults, and kids are free. Concessions will be available, and the event will be rain or shine. All proceeds go towards future programming and exhibits at the Miller Outdoor Education Center.
Horse Show Jubilee events
An inaugural Art Fest this year will join the lineup for the annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, which will be July 25-27. The stick horse parade will be in the evening on July 26. The Art Fest we be on the afternoon/evening of July 27 in downtown Shelbyville, along with the downtown car show, the Street Party concert and Chalk Fest for children. Shelby County Community Theatre will offer its summer musical, South Pacific, and The Gallery is open on Main Street.
Downtown Shelbyville concerts
The downtown Shelbyville concert series will be at 6 p.m. July 26, with Will Husband performing, and 7 p.m. July 27, with Nobodyz Bizzness performing, at 5th and Main streets in downtown Shelbyville. The downtown car show also is part of the event on July 27.  For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.
Clearing honeysuckle
The Clear Creek Trailblazers will continue the efforts of removing the invasive honeysuckle bush along the creek and Bluebird Trail at Red Orchard Park from 8 to 11 a.m. on July 27. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for the weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
SCHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year reunion on July 27 at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.  The celebration will begin from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Linzie Craig. The weekend will continue at 2 p.m. on July 28 at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky Street. Bring your family, favorite dish, drinks, lawn chair and games. Meat, ice-cold water, lemonade and place settings will be provided. Send your reservation and payment by June 15 to SCHS Class of 1973, P.O. Box 401, Simpsonville, Ky. 40067.  For more information, contact Sherry Harris McDowell at 502-722-5378 or shorty.mcdowell@gmail.com, or Valerie Griffith Trapp at 859-620-0519 or valerieartlady@aol.com.
Car club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 6 to 10 p.m. July 27 in downtown Shelbyville as part of the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee and downtown concert series.
Yamuna save your shoulders
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a Yamuna save your shoulders workshop 2-4 p.m. July 28 at the Family Activity Center in the aerobics room. Help stop the slouching and round-shouldered pattern and bring shoulder joint back to its correct alignment and restore full range of motion. Register at the FAC front desk by July 26. Pre-registration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 633-5059 for more information.
Shelbyville Horse Show
The annual Shelbyville Horse Show will be July 31-Aug. 3 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
Waddy community summer concert series
A music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church with the Good Ol’ Boys from Mount Eden. Bring your instruments, and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit the Waddy Baptist Church youth group’s summer camp experience. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. An outdoor concerts will also be the first Friday in September. In case of rain the event will be moved indoors (no concessions sold indoors). For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 at the fairgrounds. Gate admission is $2, and 6-year-olds and younger are free. For more information, contact Frank Rearden at 502-232-5138, Preston McDonald at 502-422-0176, Connie McDonald at 502-232-0739, Mary Lisby at 502-738-5388, Mae Rearden at 502-991-1505 or John Shouse at 502-437-7083.
WMY Job Corps career/college fair
Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center will host a tri-county career and college fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Simpsonville city gymnasium, 8460 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville. The 318 students at the center, who learn technical trades in the construction, medical and culinary arts careers, will host this recruitment opportunity for employees and students. This event is open to the public and booths are free. For more information, or to RSVP by July 25, contact Felicia L. Lee, business community liaison, 502-722-3527, 502-529-6807 or E-mail Lee.FeliciaL@jobcorps.org.
World’s Championship Horse Show
The 110th annual World’s Championship Horse Show will be Aug. 18-24 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Tickets are available at the Freedom Hall ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. A weeklong reserved seat ticket with one gate admission per session is $205 plus $7 postage and handling. For weekly reserved seats, call 800-231-8085. All prices include facility fee. Those wishing to compete in this year’s horse show may enter online at www.kystatefair.org/wchs or by mail, by Tuesday. Entry forms, rules and schedules can be found at http://www.kystatefair.org/WCHS.
Long Run Massacre re-enactments
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park. Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or jedsn799@yahoo.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Cropper Day celebration
The Cropper Ruritan Club will host Cropper Day on Sept. 21. To reserve a space contact Barbara Franklin at 502-220-8590. To participate in the parade, cruise-in or antique tractor display, contact Robin Belwood at 502-220-3508 for details. Cropper Ruritan reserves the right to be the only food vendor for this event.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
USS Columbus veterans reunion
USS Columbus will have a reunion Oct. 2-6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. For more information, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505 or Hope4391@frontier.com.
Diabetes walk
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 19 at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk for 1 mile or run for 3 miles begins at 10 a.m. A 1-mile fun walk is available for families. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317.

Shape-ups exercise class
Armchair exercises are back at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants will increase flexibility, balance and strength and get an aerobic work out as well. Classes will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 9. The 6-week session begins Monday and costs $20. The first class is open for free sampling. To reserve a spot, call 633-4593.
Igleheart Exhibit display
The Shelby County Historical Society displays the Igleheart Exhibit at 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. This exhibit includes various arrowheads, as well as a glimpse of early Native American life. The arrowheads have been compiled and researched by the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. The exhibit museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit is scheduled through the summer. For more information, call 502-844-2277.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Farmers’ market open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October at the Coots barn, Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail. Come meet local vendors with wonderful fresh produce of many kinds, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, honey, cut flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods, and more, including live music by the “Farmer’s Market Jammers.” The market family and customers are welcome back for a fresh “taste” of Shelby County. “Like” us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Shelby-County-Kentucky-Farmers-Market/173755406108757?fref=ts.
Shelbyville bike night
Bike night will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at Hot Spot Liquor. This is open to all who ride and must be 21 or older to enter the lot. Food, music and drinks will be available at a discount to anyone on a motorcycle. Music and DJ is provided with various genres and artists. Team Iron Angels with Motorcyclists For Jesus Ministries Inc. will have a booth set up for all bikers in Shelby County, both Christians and non-Christians.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Sandy McGill at 502-647-0300 or E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. MOPS also meets at Shelby Christian Church the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the room across from the nursery. Visit shelbychristianmops.org for more information. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult, and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or E-mail ocki@insightbb.com.
Certified nurse’s aide training
The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.
Shelby Christian group exercise class
Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church, led by Patty Sweasy, are Mondays and Thursdays. Abdominal exercise class is at 6 p.m. for $3 per class. Aerobics classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and strength/cardio circuit classes are on Thursdays. Both are $5 per class or $30 for a prepaid card for 10 classes. For more information, send an E-mail to psweasy@shelbywireless.net.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Operation Care, 708 Main Street. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat.  Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Amy at 633-5518.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Zumba at the library
Tiffany Fisher will be the instructor for Zumba 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Shelby County Public Library, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. Call 633-3803 ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be at noon-1 p.m. on Mondays and 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net for more information. This class is free.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50  p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Free Zumba class
A free women’s Zumba class will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a video-driven class held in the Family Life Center. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays, 7 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Free tutoring
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.  If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers.  Visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

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.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.