Datebook - July 18, 2018

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This Week

The Sound of Music

Shelby County Community Theatre announces its upcoming production of The Sound of Music, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Performances are July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and July 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+), and $10 for students. Order tickets online at ShelbyTheatre.org or call 502-633-0242 beginning July 5. The Sound of Music is directed by Rick Reinle with musical direction by Doug Jones. It is sponsored by ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

Learning Disabilities

Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 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 July 19.

Guardian Angels Junior Circle

The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday July 19 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 July 19 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org. 

Health and Wellness Coalition of Shelby County 

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Shelby County meets from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday July 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or Amanda Stoess at 502-633-1243.

Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday July 19 at the 4- H Building, 1106 Castle Highway in Eminence.

Eastern Star

Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 20.

Waddy Ruritan turkey shoot

The Waddy Ruritan Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot on July 21, 11 a.m. at the Waddy Ruritan Club, 1171 Kings Highway. Entry Fee is $2 with each shell costing $1. Cash prizes are available. For more information contact Bob Higdon at 502 655-9094.

SCHS class of 1978 reunion

The Shelby County High School Class of 1978 will have its 40th class reunion on July 21 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Cocktails will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will be served from 7 to 8:30 p.m. At 8:30, the reunion will be open to the classes of 1979 and 1977. For more information, contact Sam Cox at samiam@gmail.com or visit the Shelby County Class of 1978 Facebook page.

SCHS Class of ‘68 reunion

The Shelby County High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion on Saturday, July 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The cost, including dinner, is $35 per person. Contact Doug Aldridge at 502-558-3373 for more information.

Next Week

Emergency Amateur Radio meeting

The Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the EMS Building, 101 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-321-7252 or 502-396-7402.

ALS support group

An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 in the second floor community room at Central Bank on Shelbyville Road in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Homemakers book club

The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.

MAPP meeting

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the North Central District Health Department on 1020 Henry Clay Street. For more information, E-mail JamiL.McLemore@ky.gov.

ADD support meeting

Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256. 


Ever thought about keeping bees? If so, come and find out more about it at The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.

Mount Eden Ruritan

Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26.

Caryatid Book Club

The Caryatid Book Club meets at 12:30 p.m. April 26. Martha Flood will host, Kate Hinkle will have the program and Delores Gatewood will bring a book.

Masonic Lodge fish fry

There will be a fish fry Friday July 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Pleasureville.

Wingate Lodge fish fry

Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville is having a Fish Fry on July 27 starting at 5 a.m. Food available will include fish, fries, cole slaw, mac and cheese, baked beans and dessert. Adults eat for $8, kids for $5.

Shelby Main Street

Shelby Main Street’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday, July 27 at the Cardwell House.

Life Singers reunion

There will be a reunion of all former Life Singers on July 28 at First Baptist Church from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact sville5@aol.com.


Finchville Summer Fest

Finchville Baptist Church is sponsoring “Celebrate Finchville-A Summer Fest!”  Sunday, July 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Finchville Park.  There will be Food Trucks, Bounces for the Kids, Dunk-A-Deacon, cornhole, Bluegrass Band,  and birthday cake to celebrate Finchville Baptist’s 219th birthday.

Master Gardener classes

Extension Master Gardener classes will start in late August. There will be an orientation program to describe the classes and the Master Gardener commitment on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension office 1117 Frankfort Road. Anyone who may be interested in becoming a Master Gardener should attend the session. For more information or to register for the Aug. 1 class should call 633-4593 or email walt.reichert@uky.edu.

Community Theatre storytelling

Shelby County Community Theatre announces its upcoming Storytelling class, taught by Regan Wann. A master class in true storytelling, the class will focus on developing the student’s own life stories, in short and long form, for performance or professional use.  Participants will receive group and individual attention.  A final showcase will take place at the conclusion of the class.  The class is open to participants age 16 and up. The fee is $150 per person. The classes will take place on Wednesdays Aug. 1 to Sept. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call the theatre at 502-633-0222.

OCHS Class of 1973 reunion

The Oldham County High School Call of 1973 will hold its 45th class reunion on Aug. 17. The Class of 73 is asking friends and relatives of graduates to  help spread the word. Classmates can reconnect on Friday, Aug. 17 at a potluck dinner at the Holloway Center at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center in Crestwood. For more information, visit Oldham County High School Alumni Group on Facebook or email ochsclass73@gmail.com. 


Historical Society tobacco exhibit

Are you running out of things to do this summer?  The Shelby County Historical Society museum has a tobacco exhibit and the Purnell’s Sausage company bothon display.  Time is running out on these two displays, so if you haven’t had a chance to stop by, we invite you to visit Monday to Friday from 10-2. Admission is free and open to the public.

Adult Skills U

Shelby County Adult Education SKILLS U offers our Community the opportunity to improve skills for the workforce, the community and the home.  Free services include GED Instruction and GED Ready Tests, Skill Improvement in reading, writing and math, college preparation, NCRC/National Career Readiness Certificate preparation and assessment, KCRC/Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate preparation and assessment, KESC/Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate and computer skills. Classes will be held at JCTC/Shelbyville Campus, Room 144, Monday through Thursday each week from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Starting July 9 for the Fall Semester

Shelby County Farmers’ Market

The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon and now also on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.  Come and buy local produce, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork, eggs, baked goods and handmade crafts. Music and special events will be on occasions throughout the season.

Classes at Anytime Fitness

Soft Foam Rolling and MELT Hand and Foot class at Anytime Fitness on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and Saturdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Learn how to reduce joint pain and muscle tension with self-treatment techniques that rehydrate your connective tissue and rebalance your nervous system. Class is $3.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Class is for every age and every level.  No registration is required. Soft foam rollers and balls are provided for use during class.

My Health Matters

The My Health Matters group meets on the second Monday of every month. There is an optional weigh in from 5:30-6 p.m. There is an educational piece from 6-7 p.m. Group meets at North Central District Health Dept Administrative Office at 1020 Henry Clay Street. This group is for people interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. The educational pieces vary each month. For more information, please contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 rjhuff01@louisville.edu or Amanda Stoess at 502-633-1243 or AmandaN.Stoess@ky.gov. 

Shelby Shape-Ups

Join the Shelby County Cooperative Extension for the new six week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Classes meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The cost for the six week series is only $30.  This class is free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants.  Please call 633-4593 to register and for more information.

Young Professionals meetings

Regular meetings reoccur the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Marimba’s Mexican Restaurant at 2059 Midland Trail. SCYPA is a bipartisan group of local leaders who believe a stronger community is built through the promotion of civic engagement, a focus on community service, and the establishment of strong networks of friends and neighbors. For more information: email Contact.SCYPA@gmail.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/ShelbyCountyYPA

Head Start spaces available

The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) Clear Creek Head Start currently has openings available. Children must be 3-4 years old. Applicants must provide proof of income and child’s birth certificate. Additional documents may be required if child is foster, in temporary custody or family member receives KTAP or SSI. Spots are limited. Apply online at www.ovec.org/3/home or call Becky Brewer today at (502) 633-2348. OVEC‘s Shelby County Early Head Start Home-Based Program also has openings available. Children must be 6 weeks - 3 years old. Applicants must provide proof of income and child’s birth certificate.  Additional documents may be required if child is foster, in temporary custody or family member receives KTAP or SSI.  Apply online at www.ovec.org/3/home or call Araceli Perez today at (502) 633-2348.

Shelby County
Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a volunteer non-profit organization that helps protect loved ones from protesters at memorial services honoring fallen military service members. The Riders also provide a final salute at funerals of first responders and honorably discharged veterans. Members do not have to be veterans or riders. To join the PGR or request their attendance at a funeral or memorial, visit patriotguard.org. For more information, contact Shelby County Ride Captain Rickie Long at 502-320-4382.

GirlForce at Jazzercise

GirlForce is a new initiative providing free Jazzercise (dance fitness) classes throughout 2017 to young women between the ages of 16 and 21. The goal is to show girls how great fitness feels and to support them in creating healthy, life-long habits. Multiple fitness classes are offered daily. For more information, visit Jazzercise.com/GirlForce, contact Nel Grin at 502-655-1097, or stop in at 222 Main Street, Suite B, Shelbyville.

Clothes closet

The Clothes Closet at Allen Chapel United Methodist Church is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Located at 6694 Taylorsville Road, Finchville.

Movies for 18 years and older

Movies for 18 years and older will be the third Friday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies are free and popcorn and water will be provided. Call the library for movie titles. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or media@scplibrary.net.

Al Anon group meeting

Al Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Christian Church, 60 Disciples Way, Shelbyville. Call 502-320-9915 for more information.

Women Walking in Recovery

Women Walking in Recovery, an open Alcoholics Anonymous group for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the First United Methodist Church of Campbellsburg, 8043 Main St., Campbellsburg. Call Laura at 502-220-8098 for more information.

Calvary Cemetery maintenance

The Calvary Cemetery Board of Directors have created a gofundme page to collect donations for the maintenance and general upkeep of the cemetery. Donations will also be used to pave the entranceway and paths throughout the cemetery. For more information or to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/calvary-cemetery-inc.

ALC services

A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, is celebrating 10 years of Christian ministry in Shelbyville. ALC is committed to providing help and hope to women and families facing or having experienced a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. ALC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 711 Henry Clay Street, behind Operation Care on Main Street. Appointments are not necessary, but can be scheduled by calling 502-647-0300. Free and confidential services include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, infant supplies, support for men, abortion recovery and pregnancy information including education on parenting, adoption and abortion. Spanish speaking services are available. More information is available at www.alcshelbyville.com.

Recycle for project graduation

Take your aluminum cans, copper, brass, steel, any metals, car batteries (lead acid only), power tool batteries, Christmas lights to Midwest Metals, 40 Windhurst Way, and donate your earnings to Project Graduation class of 2016 for Shelby County High School and Collins High School.

Senior services and program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 each day with various activities scheduled throughout the day for 60 years of age and above to enjoy. To make a reservation, one week in advance, call 502-633-2218. 

Bookmobile schedule

The bookmobile is a free service available to Shelby County residents. The bookmobile visits numerous locations including: Amber Oaks, Crescent Place, Crestview, Hometown Manor, Masonic Home, Metzger’s Country Store, Carriss Grocery, Finchville Baptist Church, Waddy Baptist Church, Todd’s Point Church, Indian Ridge Apartments, Hi-Point Apartments, Bagdad Fire Station, and many more. The bookmobile offers various genres of books with a large collection of Large Print Fiction. Visit your nearest community stop to check out the bookmobile or call the library at (502)633-3803 to set up a home service stop.

Christian-based recovery groups

The Christian-based Celebrate Recovery  support groups use a 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang-ups including drugs and alcohol.  Groups for both men and women meet from 6-7:30 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday at the Awake Building, 701 Washington Street, Shelbyville. Childcare available for participants. Contact Teresa at 502-548-1561.

CASA recruiting volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

The KIPDA Grandparent Raising Grandchildren program offers a variety of opportunities to receive help through supportive and supplemental services. Supportive Services include: Information about gaining access to community services, counseling, support groups and trainings. Supplemental Services include: Financial assistance to help with purchasing clothing, school supplies, furniture, respite, legal services and other services authorized by KIPDA. If you are a grandparent or relative caregiver (age 55 or older) and responsible for raising a family member’s child, call 1-800-928-6084, or (502)266-5571 to see if you are eligible for our caregiver program.  You can also email kim.hinkel@ky.gov for more information. Visit www.KIPDA.org to see what other services KIPDA has to provide for seniors and people with disabilities.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Are you interested in being a Big Brother or a Big Sister? We need mentors for children ages 7-16. Please visit BBBSKY.org or call Cindy at 502-753-3745.

Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed

A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets and others who would like to put the blocks together. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Just make yours all the same size. Great use of scrap yarns. Donations of yarn are also needed for this project. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail aplacetosleep@hotmail.com for more information.

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 90 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.

Fitness at the library

Yoga for seniors 50 and up is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Hudson Room and 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the Hudson Room. Zumba is from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hudson Room. All classes are free and there is no registration required. For more information, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@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.

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.


Ky. Cancer Program offering services

The Kentucky Cancer Program is offering medical services where all treatment for cancer would be paid by the program. To be eligible, people have to between the ages of 21-65, be 250 percent below the poverty level, cannot have insurance and need to have pap and mammogram at the health department. 

Spay/neuter clinics

Operation CatSnip offers 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.


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 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.

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/.

Golf Mission

PGA Professional Derrick R. Griffitts will host a program called “The Golf Mission.” The purpose of the program is to offer free golf-based mentorships to Middle and High School youth who may be facing difficult circumstances in their life.  Participants will be paired with mentors at the our facility and receive course privileges and golf equipment to use as they learn the game.  Participants will be required to adopt one golf green to care for while in the program. Anyone interested may contact Griffitts at (502) 633-0375 Shop or (502) 345-3285 Cell, email at griffitts@pga.com, or contact through The Golf Mission website.  More information is available at www.thegolfmission.com.

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.