Datebook: July 6, 2016

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This week
‘Charlotte’s Web’ at SCCT
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web, by Joseph Robinette and Charles Strouse, are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike. Parts are available for children ages 7 to 14 (must be 14 or under on July 5). Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song without musical accompaniment and do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Sept. 8-11 and 15-18. The play is directed by James Ray Morgan. For more information, call the theatre at 502-633-0222.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP branch meeting
The local NAACP branch meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Stratton Community Center. Membership is $30 per year. For more information contact Janice Harris at 502-321-6896 or E-mail sisterjaniceharris@hotmail.com.
Health and Wellness Coalition
The Health and Wellness Coalition of Trimble County meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan Community Center, 147 Victory Ave.  in Bedford.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
Story hours at library
The Shelby County Public Library began its summer activities for children. The story hours are for ages 2-5 are 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, July 5, 12 and 19; kindergarten through fourth grade, 11 a.m. Thursdays, July 7, 14 and 21; newborns to 2 year olds, at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, July 7, 14 and 21. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Waddy Baptist concert series
The annual summer concert series begins Friday at Waddy Baptist Church. Featured band will be The Good ‘Ol Boys. Concert begins at 7 pm. Contact Kent McKinney for more details at 502-513-8100.
Shake the Lake festival
Shake the Lake Firework Festival has been postponed to 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday at 717 Burks Branch Road. There will be live music from the local band “New Breed,” shirt giveaways, bouncy house/obstacles course. The cost is $3 for all of the above items, with additional cost of $5 for knockerball to play, glow necklaces and flags and the food vendors. For more information, call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Carnival at the park
Arby’s Carnival at the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ray Jewell Memorial Park to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Ray Jewell Memorial Park is an 18 acre facility on Ray Road off of Highway 44 East across from Spencer County High School in Taylorsville.
Entertainment in Frankfort
Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians will present a public social dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Thorn Hill Education Center gym, 700 Leslie Avenue in Frankfort. Adults and teens are invited to join in and enjoy old-time dances including circles, contras, squares and more. Great antique music by our orchestra, plus refreshments and social time with friends. The event is free for the first time, thereafter $5 per person.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Next week
Canning class
For more information about the how-to of safely preserving food, call 633-4593 to reserve a space in the Canning Class at 1 p.m. on July 13 at the Shelby County Extension Office.
Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting
The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. July 13 at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon July 13 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. July 14.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. July 14.

Democrats meeting
The Shelby County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 19 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, contact Fielding Ballard, Shelby County Democratic Chair, 633-1424, E-mail shelbycokydems@gmail.com, visit www.shelbycokydems.com  or follow us on Twitter @shelbydemky. All Democrats are welcome to attend
Want lower car insurance?
The AARP driver safety course for drivers’ ages 55 and older will be from noon until 4:30 p.m. on July 20 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs is $20. The class costs is $15 for AARP members. Call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky Law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course. Check with your insurance company on costs you will save.
Free health clinic
A free health clinic for individuals with irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease will begin at 8 a.m. on July 23 at 330 Townepark Circle $100, Louisville. Free consultation, diagnosis and treatment will be available. For more information, contact Michael Lamsfuss at 502-509-5880 or E-mail jknopf@ft.newyorklife.com.
Democrats picnic
Mark your calendars for the Shelby County Democrats annual summer picnic scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on July 24 at Colonel Sanders pavilion at Clear Creek Park. More details will follow. For more information, contact Fielding Ballard, Shelby County Democratic chair, 633-1424, E-mail shelbycokydems@gmail.com, visit www.shelbycokydems.com or follow us on Twitter @shelbydemky.
Kids in the kitchen
Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the Kids in the Kitchen delicious, fun learning adventure on July 27 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The youth will enjoy hands-on cooking experiences and nutrition education. Registration is required for this free program.  Call 633-4593 to reserve your child’s spot in the 9 to 11 a.m. session or the 1 to 3 p.m. session. Space is limited.
SCCT adult acting classes
Shelby County Community Theatre will offer another 6-session series of adult acting classes beginning July 27 through Aug. 23 and an Adult Shakespeare Acting Classes beginning Oct. 19 through Nov. 22. Both classes are open to individuals with all levels of experience ages 16-and-older. Participants will receive both group and individual attention. Each class will run for 2 hours and is limited in size to allow for maximum time “on your feet” each week. Both sessions will be taught by Dr. Jack Wann. The cost of each session is $150. For more information, call the theatre at 502-633-0222.
Battle of Blue Licks
The Painted Stone Settlers will have a Chautauqua program at the Shelby County Public Library titled The Battle of Blue Licks presented by Eddie Price from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 28 in the Hudson room. Price takes you on a journey back to the closing of the American Revolution when Lord Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown and negotiators were hammering out the Peace of Paris. Though peace was soon to come, war still raged for frontier settlers, American Indians, and Canadian rangers. On Aug. 19, 1782, Kentuckians would suffer one of the worst military defeats of the war. Learn about the events leading up to the battle that some historians call “The Last Battle of the American Revolution.” Registration is required by calling the library at 502-633-3803 or E-mail media@scplibrary.net
Peach Jam run/walk
Big Brothers/Big Sisters will have a 5K Peach Jam run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. on July 30. Walk/run through the peach trees at Mulberry Orchard at 1330 Mulberry Pike. Participants will enjoy a pancake breakfast and receive an event T-shirt. Register online for $25 by July 28, or for $35 after July 28 or onsite. Visit www.bbbsky.org/PeachJam2016.
The Shelbyville Eggfest 2016 will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30 at 718 Main Street. The event is hosted by Andriots, 502-633-1944, and proceeds will benefit Stormhaven Youth Ranch. Call or stop by for ticket information.
Pleasant View gospel concert
Pleasant View Baptist Church will have its second annual community youth choir gospel concert on July 31 at Collins High School. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. with cake served after. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert follows a 1-day youth choir workshop from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 30 at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Come out and support the youth. For more information, contact Tihisha Rawlins at tihisharawlins@hotmail.com.
Capital Day School summer program
Capital Day School’s summer program will operate through August 5 (no camp from July 4-8). Summer camp is for children 3 to 13 years old. You may sign up for individual weeks or for the whole summer for $155 per week. The weekly themes consist of Mythbusters, Forensics, Lego Robotics, Fun Fitness, Archery, Bugs, Space Exploration, Chess, Etc. For more information, contact Capital Day School summer program director Alyssa Baelser at Alyssa.Baesler@capitaldayschool.net or visit www.capitaldayschool.net.
Free adult education classes
New, free, JCTC Shelby County Adult Education classes are starting July 11. Complete your GED, improve skills in a Work Readiness Course and earn a National Career Readiness Certification, or prepare for your college entrance exam. Registration is the week of July 5. Call now at 633-5524, Ext. 4, to enroll. JCTC Shelby County Adult Education classes are located at Jefferson Community Technical College and Shelby County Public Library. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121.
Free computer classes at JCTC
Free computer classes will begin the week of July 11 at JCTC Shelby Co. Adult Ed., Room 125. Publisher will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday or Wednesday. Comprehensive computer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 Monday or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Basic computer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Registration must be completed the week of July 5-8 between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call now and sign up for one or more classes, 502-633-5524, ext. 4.
SCCT children’s workshops
Space is still available in all three sessions of SCCT Academy’s Summer Children’s Workshops. Sessions are July 11-15 (SCCT), and Aug. 1-5 (Simpsonville Gym). Cost is $150 for one workshop, $285 for two, and $40 for three. Registration and payment for the first session of workshops (June 20-24)  must be at the theatre by 1 p.m. on Friday in order to attend. For more information, call the theatre at 502-633-0222 or E-mail scct@bellsouth.net.
Lake Shelby Fish frys
Lake Shelby Fish Frys will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. through the summer. Dates scheduled are July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. The cost will be $9.50 per plate for piece of fish, potato wedges, coleslaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Items may be purchased individually. Children’s plates are also available. For more information, call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
Waddy Ruritan pulls
The Waddy Ruritan and Commonwealth Pullers will have a lawn and garden tractor pull at 7 p.m. July 16; 7 p.m. Sept. 16; and 3 p.m. Oct. 15. The Bluegrass tractor pulling association will be 7 p.m. Aug. 20, weigh in at 6; and 3 p.m. Nov. 19, weigh in at 3.  This event is for all the family. Admission is $5 at the gate and competitors can contact 502-680-1645 for information, or instant message on Facebook at WADDY Ruritan CLUB HOUSE.
Children’s mural painting camps in Frankfort
The City of Frankfort’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department is partnering with the Frankfort Rotary Club, Capital City Museum and Full Circle Studio and Gallery to sponsor the 2016 Kentucky River Children’s Mural Painting Summer Camps. Children will be working with artists Jennifer Zingg and Travis Kelley to paint the mural adjacent to the Ward Oates Amphitheater. There are two sessions per day; a morning session which runs 8 a.m. until noon and an afternoon session that runs from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Dates for the camp are Aug. 1 to 5.  Each session is $100 per child with a 10 percent discounts for siblings.  Full or partial scholarships are available based on financial need. To register for a Mural Painting Summer Camp visit createfullcircle.com.  For more information, contact Rebecca Hall at rhall@frankfort.ky.gov.
SHS class of ’66 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1966 50th reunion will be Aug. 13 at the Birch House at Clear Creek Park. The committee is working on securing all contact information for classmates. E-mail information to shelbyvilleclassof1966@gmail.com. Plans will include a get together Friday night on Aug. 12, Saturday afternoon and dinner for Aug. 13. Information for the weekend will be sent to each classmate.
Farmers Market opens
Shelby County Farmer’s Market will be each Saturday at the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds each Saturday through Oct. 29 and each Wednesday, through Aug. 31. The hours on Saturday are 8 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday 3 to 6 p.m. The Shelby County Farmer’s Market provides a wide array of products including locally homegrown fresh fruits and vegetables. The market also offers home canned goods, home baked goods and handmade items from several local artisans.

Gamers and makers
Calling all teens and tweens. Come to the Shelby County Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for our Gamers and Makers program during the summer to play games and make something cool. We’ll have games such as Exploding Kittens, Love Letter, Risk, Munchkin Deluxe, Dr. Who Monopoly, and many more! There will also be hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities. Program will be held in the Community Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This program is for students in sixth grade and up. Last day will be on July 28.
ALC classes
Starting July 12, Spiritual Growth Class with The Joy Program will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center (ALC), 711 Henry Clay Street. Parenting class with the total transformation will be 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Earn While You Learn Class, which is programming that covers all areas from pregnancy to potty training and much more is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Girls Lunch Out is a once a month event that begins on Sept. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To participate, call 502-647-0300 or E-mail info@alovingchoiceprc.org to make an appointment. Childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years is available, but appointment must be made in advance due to limited space. All services and programs are available at no cost. Spanish Translation is available as needed by appointment. Pregnancy test and ultrasounds are available by appointment at no cost.
Health classes
Health Classes will be held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (same time and pace) thereafter at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4401 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 per person and covers materials and food samples for the entire year. The focus of the classes is controlling and reversing lifestyle diseases such as heart trouble and diabetes.
Soles for Souls
Central Baptist Church, 1958 US127 Bypass-North in Lawrenceburg has begun its annual “Soles For Souls” shoe collection drive. They are collecting new and “clean-useable” used footwear of all types. All shoes given will be donated to the people in need here at home and around the world. Shoes may be dropped off at the church. Central Baptist is located approximately halfway between Frankfort and Lawrenceburg on US Hwy. For more information or for the location of other collection points in Shelby county, contact Rick Clark, pastor at 502-319-0903 (cell), 502-829-5013 or 829-5801.
Hosparus offers new support group
Hosparus offers ongoing support groups for individuals who have experienced a loss due to death. The local hospice organization will launch a new “Loss Support Group for Grieving Adults” in the Shelbyville area. This ongoing group will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St. This support group offers a unique opportunity to meet and talk with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one and share ways of coping. The group will be led by an experienced grief counselor. Interested participants may join at any time but must pre-register to assure the group will meet their needs. It is free and open to the public. Call the Hosparus office at 502-456-5451 to pre-register or for more information about this and other groups.
eBooks at library
Did you know that you could check out eBooks for free at the local library? Visit www.scplibrary.net for more details or call Shana for assistance in checking out free eBooks from the Shelby County Public Library at 502-633-3083.
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.
Story hours at library
Story Hours at the Shelby County Public Library through May will be 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for preschool ages 2 to 4; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays for baby and toddler time (newborns to young 2s). For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
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.
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.
Lawn Warriors Service LLC
The Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 is creating a Veteran Lawn Care Service to provide income for veterans of all military and naval services of the United States of America. This business will be managed and operated by veteran members of the Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179. This veteran service will be licensed and insured and will provide the best quality of lawn care service. Services provided are mowing, trimming, cleanups, mulching, gutter cleanings, window cleaning, deck staining. For more information, free quotes or service, contact Vietnam Veteran, Jim Morris at 502-419-5584 (text or call), or E-mail jim.morris1@twc.com
Bookmobile schedule
On your mark, get set…READ! Stop by the Bookmobile to sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting June 6. The library is striving to bring books to all areas of the county; and offers a large variety of books for adults and children of all ages. Community stops are currently offered in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Finchville, Christiansburg, Bagdad, Southville, Harrisonville and Todds Point. The full bookmobile schedule can be found on the library’s website at: www1.youseemore.com/shelby/default.asp.  
Christian-based recovery groups
The Christian-based recovery support groups called “Overcomers” use the 12-step program from Celebrate Recovery for all hurts, habits, and hang-ups including drugs and alcohol.  Groups for both men and women meet every Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Serenity Center, 98 Seventh St., Shelbyville. Childcare available with registration. Contact Teresa Smith of Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs 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.
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 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. Near 70 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
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.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery program 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 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.
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 633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
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.
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.
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.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy is 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 noon to 4 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/.

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.