Datebook, June 17, 2009

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By The Staff

Public meetings

Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

This week

Library event

Magician Mark Comley will perform 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today as part of the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program. For information, call the library, 633-3803, for information.

Girl Scout benefit

A fundraiser for Girl Scout Troop 2146 is 6-9 p.m. today at Hometown Pizza in Shelbyville. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the troop's trip to Europe.

Parents meeting

Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

New to Yoga workshop

PM Yoga is offering a free New to Yoga workshop 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Are you interested in starting yoga but not sure where to begin?  In an open-forum setting, we will discuss and demonstrate yoga to guide each individual toward the classes that best suit his/her lifestyles and needs.  Call or email the studio to register, 502-437-0520 or stephanie@pmyoga.com.

Simpsonville meeting

Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Ruritan meeting

Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Eastern Star

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

Food give-away

Manna's Place of New Hope is partnering with Dare to Care to provide food for families. Food distribution is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Bring valid Shelby County identification and a current utility bill to show county residency. New Hope Church is located at 1745 Robin Road, behind Hometown Pizza.

History event

Family History Day is 10 a.m. - noon Saturday at the Welcome and Heritage Center 627 Main St. in Shelbyville. Re-enactors will discuss what it is like to participate in history events. They will discuss costumes and research.

Park project

Clear Creek Trailblazers will do trail maintenance on trails at Clear Creek Park 9 a.m. - noon Saturday. Meet at the first softball parking lot off Burks Branch Road.

Salute to Fathers

The Annual Shelbyville/Shelby County Branch of the NAACP Salute to Fathers program is 7 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Congregational Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.


Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen Pageant is 1 p.m. Saturday. For information, contact Paula Jenkins, 647-3576, or pjenkins911@insightbb.com. The Little Miss & Mister Contest is 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Miss Shelby County Teen and Miss Shelby County Fair pageants are Tuesday at the Shelby County Fair. For details, call 647-9353 or 220-1484.

Shelby Development

The board of directors of the Shelby Development Corporation meets noon Monday.

Support group

An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

Lodge meeting

The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

Fraternal Order of Police

The presentation of the Shelby Metro Lodge Lifetime Law Enforcement Achievement Award is during the 6 p.m. June 23 Spring Family Picnic at Guist Creek Lake.

Queen pageant

The Shelby County Fair Queen contest is Tuesday. For information, call 633-3765 or 321-1817.

Lion's Club

Shelbyville Lion's Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multi-purpose Building on Washington Street.

Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Next week

Health care meeting

Shelbyville Health Care Professionals will have a brown-bag lunch 1 p.m. June 25 at Amber Oaks Assisted Living. Dessert and drinks are provided by Amber Oaks and Caretenders. Respond via email to JoyTabler@almostfaimly.com, or 647-4546.

Membership meeting

The Shelby Energy Cooperative Annual Membership Meeting is 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Henry County High School.  Registration is 4:30 p.m. There is a free health fair, energy efficiency education, Cooperative news. The food will be prepared by the Eminence Rotary Club, and featured entertainment will be local a gospel group, The Garry Polston Family.

High school Site-Based meeting

A special called Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council meeting is 3:45 p.m. June 25 at Shelby County High School to hire personnel and re-discuss allocations.

Raise the Woof Pawty

The Shelby County Humane Society's "Raise the Woof Pawty" is 7 p.m. June 27 at the Shelby Bingo Plus, 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville. The event will raise funds to start construction on a new, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. Tickets are for sale at the door for $25 each. Ticket prices include a meal and live music.

Volunteer training

The Luci Center, a therapeutic horseback-riding center, needs volunteers to assist with student classes.  Volunteer training classes begin 9 a.m. - noon June 27.  Consider being a part of a team that takes a positive approach to changing lives through connecting those with special needs and horses.  If you are interested in helping, please join us. For more information, call 502-220-4308 or email at lucicntr@aol.com.

Health meeting

Shelby County Chiropractic will be have a free 20-minute discussion on stress and how it affects your health 7 p.m. June 30 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  This will also include a free dinner at Claudia Sanders for all who attend. Contact Dr. David Dahlkamp at 502-552-0906 to reserve your seat, space is limited.

Pat Day to speak

Operation Care is going to have their annual fundraiser dinner and silent/live auction 6 p.m. July 17 at Shelby Christian Church gymnasium. Jockey Pat Day is the featured speaker.


The Prayer Connection is 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 at the Stratton Center. Members will go out for lunch also.

Yard Sale

The Finchville Ruritan Club fundraiser yard sale is July 3-5 at the Ruritan Club in Finchville. For information, call Kathy Gibson, 477-9779.

Horse Show

The Shelbyville Horse Show begins 5:30 p.m. July 23 with the Youth Art Show and Opening Reception at the Shelby County Public Library.

Craft fair

Spaces are available for the Band Craft Fair and Expo at the Shelby County High School 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Bring your own tables or rent tables for $5 each. Deadline for rentals is Aug. 1. For information, call 829-5216.

Finchville Festival

The Finchville Fall Festival is Sept. 26-27 in Finchville. For information about booth rental, call Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. For information about the Little Mr. and Miss Contest, contact Marsha Whitehouse, 834-7100.

Paramedic course

Shelby County EMS and KCTCS will be starting a paramedic course on Sept.7 in Shelbyville. The course is limited to 25 students. A current KY EMT- Basic certification is a pre-requisite. Contact Rick Frank, (502) 220-6687 for information.


Red Orchard Park is available for horse riding on Wednesdays, the 2nd and 4th weekends and holidays. Also, the horse ring is available for use on those days.  Call 633-5059 for more information.

Farmer's Markets

The 2009 Shelby County Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Coots Barn of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Call Doug Burkett, 633-7484, for information. The Simpsonville Farmers Market is 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through the end of October at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. Locally grown in-season vegetables, fruits, eggs, beef, pork, soap, potted plants and more will be available. Contact Lee Lafferty at 502-905-9113 or LeeLaf@ShelbyBB.net for additional information.

Early yoga

A new Yoga Class at the Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info call 633-7667 for visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

Parent group

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) times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Red Cross training

The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at our Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, 502-437-5147.

Tumble Time

The Family Activity Center (FAC) of Clear Creek Park is offering Tumble Time for children 2-8. Cost is $35 for the 4-week course. The instructor is Cathy Wilhoit. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for information.


Baby bottles requested

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center's annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fund-raising campaign ends on Father's Day, June 21. Baby bottles are distributed to local organizations, churches, groups and individuals to be filled with loose change and returned to the Center after Father's Day. Funds raised are used to facilitate operations at the pregnancy center. ALC is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. They are in the Village Plaza Shopping Center; for information, call 647-0300. Contact ALC if you or your group is interested in receiving baby bottles to be used in the fundraising campaign.

Summer workshops

Shelby County Community Theatre presents Summer Arts Enrichment Workshops for the Summer of 2009. Cost of courses vary from $15, $84, $100 and $300.  For more information, call 643-7453, or email cpskellie@insightbb.com, or visit the SCCT Web site at www.shelbytheatre.org.

Weight-loss challenge

A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned.  No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. The 12-week class is being offered locally.  There is a one-time fee of $39 of which $25 goes into the pot to be shared by the three biggest losers. Participants will get a free body analysis, learn how to shop, portion control, dining out tips and exercise. Each participant will have his/her own personal wellness coach. For registration and information, call 502-529-9311.

ACT Now Ministries

ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633.4493 or visit www.actnowministries.org.

Class of 1979

For information about the 30-year Shelby County High School reunion, email Renee' Ruble at nayinky1@yahoo.com for more details.

Bland reunion

The 25th National Bland Family/Extended Family Reunion is July 17-18 at the Stratton Center. For registration, call 502-744-8877.

Family reunion

The Cox, Cook, Shank, Schrogham and Lambert reunion is 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Waldridge Center. Cost is $10 per couple. Swimming is $3.50 each. Bring food for a potluck meal. Respond to Debra Cox, 633-0374, by Aug. 31.

Veteran business help

Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a website dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at 270-763-6961, or email patricia@kyvetbiz.com.

Class of 1984

The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 34. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.

Field of Bricks campaign

SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements.  Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed at Robert Doyle Stadium. Donor cost is $100, each brick. For information, call 633-2344.

Military group

Louisville Chapter #127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member of former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.

Recipes needed

The Shelby County Library is still requesting recipes. Each person can submit up to two recipes. Include your full name and phone number in case we have questions. The library staff will compile the submitted recipes and send them to a publisher. The recipe books will be sold at the library at cost. Return your recipe to the Library Circulation Desk, mail to Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street, Shelbyville, Ky. 40065; or e-mail to:  marketing@scplibrary.net.