Datebook: March 20, 2013

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This week
Bingo at Crescent Place
Crescent Place Assisted Living, 148 Allen Drive, will host a breakfast bingo from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. All proceeds will benefit Shelby County Relay for Life. The cost will be $5 per bingo card and will include a light breakfast. RSVP to Lori at 633-6622.
Gardening classes
A new series of classes, Third Thursday in the Garden, will be offered through the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The classes will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at various locations through Oct. 17. Cost for the classes is $10. The March 21 class, on care and pruning of shrubs, will be held at the McClure Arboretum at Clear Creek Park. Rain date will be March 28. Other topics include building a raised-bed garden, tomatoes, insect identification and control, tree ID and problem solving, a native plant garden and apples. To sign up or for more information, call 633-4593.
Kids’ Ireland event at library
A “Going to Ireland” elementary story hour will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Join Sarahbeth Farabee for Irish stories, crafts, music and (American!) snacks. Feel free to wear green! Registration is not required for ages kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday  in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets the third Thursday of the month 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.
Story hour at library
A story hour for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, in the Community Room. There will be stories, crafts and a snack each time. For more information, call Sarahbeth at 633-3803.
Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting
The Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Discussions will include next Friday’s trivia night fundraiser, experiences lobbying the General Assembly and campaigns to reform Shelby Energy and establish a Fairness Ordinance.
Murder Mystery at the library
“Murder Mystery at the Library: Live Clue Night” will be a teen fun night for middle-school and high-school students to try to solve a “who done it?” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Costumes are encouraged. Registration is required by calling 633-3803, ask for Sarahbeth. Free pizza, cookies and drinks will be available.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Falconry program
Falconer Michael Harman will have a presentation on falconry from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Orchard Park. His program will include Seamus, a Northern Goshawk,and Henery, a Red-tailed Hawk. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Masonic pancake/sausage breakfast
The Simpsonville Masonic Cemetery will have an annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wingate Lodge. All you can eat for a donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Guided hike at Shelby Trails
A morning hike around Shelby Trails Park will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Meet in the parking lot closer to the dairy barn and silo at 9 a.m. The guided hike will go along the Diane’s Trail, a 4.5-mile loop. Dress for the weather. Water and snacks will be provided and other hiking distances can be accommodated if needed. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Genealogy workshop
The Isaac Shelby Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop that is open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Anyone interested in help with research and/or becoming a member of the DAR is invited to attend. The event will feature Rogers Barde’ from the Jemina Johnson DAR Chapter in Paris, who currently serves as registrar of that chapter and is also actively involved in the John Fox Library that is housed in Duncan Tavern, state headquarters of the DAR. Light refreshments will be served, with limited seating. For reservations, call 502-593-5791 or 502-321-9244. For more information, call Ann Haley Morris at 502-593-5791 or send an E-mail to amorris422@bellsouth.net.
Finchville Baptist fish fry/silent auction
A fish fry and silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Finchville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall as a fundraiser for the  church’s Guatemala mission team. Silent auction donations from area businesses, artists and offices are being accepted until March 17. Carry-outs are available.
Cropper Ruritan pork chop dinner
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a pork chop dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse in Cropper. The meal includes boneless pork chop, baked apples, green beans, potatoes wedges, drink and dessert for only $8. Carry-outs will be available. The proceeds are to support community service projects.
Renaissance Festival auditions
The Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival announces open auditions for actors aged 14-19 who have completed at least one year of high school (as of June 2013) and have not yet begun post-secondary school. Auditions will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Briarwood Stage area of the fair site, located at 955 Elm St. in Eminence. All actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (preferably comedic) and a resume, along with E-mail and/or phone number of two personal references (not family members.) Come prepared to ad lib, improvise and have a lot of fun. Festival dates are June 1-July 7, Saturdays and Sundays only. All rehearsals will be held on weekends. For more information, contact Whitney S. Christiansen at 812-320-8524 or E-mail whits_end@live.com.
Musical at Simpsonville Baptist
A celebration choir musical, Grace, greater than we deserve, more than we imagine, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Yamuna back workshop
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a “save your lower back” workshop at 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the aerobics room at the Family Activities Center in Clear Creek Park. Register at the FAC front desk by March 22. Pre-registration and payment is required, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Multi-Purpose board meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s board of directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Relay captains meetings
Team captain meetings for the 2013 Relay for Life will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 and May 28 at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road in the conference room. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/shelbyky. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Anyone interested in serving on a committee can contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net; team development chair, Betsy Langness at, betsy.langness@kctcs.edu; team retention chair, Sunny Hipple at sunnyrayh@gmail.com; team mentoring chair, Kelly Catlett at kellydcat@bellsouth.net.

Next week
Kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration and screening for Shelby County Public Schools will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the six elementary schools. To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1, as verified by a state-certified birth certificate. Proof of current immunizations (vaccines) is required to be presented at the time of registration. Two proofs of residency are required at the time of new student registration. A parent/guardian driver’s license will not be accepted.
Beginner crochet classes
A free beginner crochet class will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursdays through March 28. Hope Kremer will teach these classes at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. To register for classes and receive the list of supplies to purchase, call 633-4593.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on March 28. Carolyn Clayton will be hostess, and Sheri Murphy-Smith will have the program.
Republican party meeting
The Shelby County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. March 28 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Wesley Scott, president of the Bellarmine University College Republicans, will be the guest speaker. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend. For more information, call Shelby County GOP Chair Jennifer Decker at 502-773-2326.
Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry
A fish fry will be at 5 p.m. March 29 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club. The menu also includes slaw, baked beans, potato wedges, dessert and drink for $10. For more information, contact Yvette Perry 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
Bunny Day at Red Orchard
The second annual Bunny Day at Red Orchard Park will be from 3 to 5 p.m. March 30. There will be an egg hunt, crafts and other surprises. Details to come. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Armchair exercise class
Shelby Shape Ups armchair exercise returns for a new 6-week session through April 1. Classes will be at 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Road. The session fee will be $20, and checks can be made out to Shelby County Cooperative Extension District Board. For more information or to sign up, call 633-4593.
Medicare seminar
A free Medicare seminar will be given by Leigh Ann Cottongim-Barcellona at 5 p.m. April 1 at the Shelby County Public Library. A licensed life and health specialist, she will answer questions about the 2013 Medicare program, Medicare prescription drug coverage and ways to help cover out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare. To register, call 502-529-1206.
Kentucky Road meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday nights April 1 through Oct. at Brick Alley (St. Clair Street) in downtown Frankfort. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Poet laureate at library
Spend an evening with Maureen Morehead, the state’s 2011-12 poet laureate, from 6 to 7 p.m. April 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is requested for seating purposes only. For more information or to register, call 633-3803.
Movies at library
Movies for seniors 50 and over resume April 5 at the Shelby County Public Library. This season the movies, which are free, will begin at 1:15 p.m. the first Friday of each month April through August. Registration is requested. Popcorn and water provided. For more information or movie titles, contact the library 633-3803.
Single Mingle tour
Single Mingle Louisville owners Kimberly Greenwell and Cindi Gilpin plan a road trip as their second outing for their newly formed event company on April 6. Single guests will go to Woodford Reserve Distillery on a luxury coach for a tour, a bourbon tasting and lunch. The cost of the event is $75 in advance and $90 the day of. Guests will need to arrive at 10 a.m. in the Plainview Kroger parking lot located at 9812 Linn Station Road in Louisville. For more information, visit www.singleminglelou.com.
City of Shelbyville cleanup
The City of Shelbyville’s Department of Public Works will implement a citywide clean-up April 8-12 for residents within the city limits (not businesses). Appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but must have doors secured for safety reasons. Any small items must be bagged or boxed. Limbs must be stacked neatly in piles no higher than 4 feet tall. Public Works reserves the right to leave any debris. Residents should contact the Public Works Department at 633-1094 to request a pickup.
Mount Eden Saddle Cub horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club horse show will begin at 6 p.m. April 13 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Road. The classes will be 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 or visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com.
SCHS cheerleading tryouts
The Shelby County High School cheerleading team will have tryouts for the 2013-14 squad from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 16-18 at the SCHS small gym. A parent meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the SCHS cafeteria. Parents of athletes trying out are required to attend the meeting. All participants will be required to bring a medical release and physical to tryouts. For more information, contact Jona Chisholm at 502-220-5252 or E-mail jona.luttrell@topper.wku.edu.
Greathouse performance at library
Harry Smith will present “Private William Greathouse, Proud Kentucky Militiaman, 1794-1876” in a free performance at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Shelby County Public Library. Light refreshments will follow the program. His presentation will highlight some of the major battles of the war, their effects, causes of the war and major leaders for both sides. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Mercy-Omega run and gala
Mercy-Omega 5K run and gala celebration will be April 13, in support of Mercy Medical Clinic and Omega House Women’s Shelter in Shelbyville. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Shelbyville (preregister at www.headfirstperformance.com), and the gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, live and silent auctions, music by New Breed at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, sponsored by Friends of Mercy Medical and Omega House. For more information, contact MercyOmegaGala@aol.com, Jeff for the gala at 502-295-7533 or Teresa for the 5K at 502-500-3488.
Touched Twice Clinic
The fourth annual Shelby Touched Twice Clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at First Baptist Church. This is a free medical clinic open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Also available are spa services, a food pantry and clothes closet and a free meal. Volunteers are needed to staff the clinic. To register, visit shelbytouchedtwice.com. For more information, call 878-5635.
Relay fundraiser
A “Ladies Stepping Out in Pink” wine-tasting will be from 6 to 10 p.m. April 13 at Hi Point Apartments’ community building.  All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, contact Wyena Marshall at wyenam@gmail.com.
Health and fitness fun day
Clear Creek Family Activity Center will host a health and fitness fun day from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13. The annual family community health fair will have adult and children activities and door prizes. Bicycles will be given to one toddler, two youth and two adults, and free pedometers will be given for the first 100 participants, 10 years of age and older, in the “Get Moving Kentucky” kickoff program. For more information, call 502-633-5059.
Free keyboarding class
Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus Adult Education is offering a free keyboarding class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning April 13 through June 22. Space is limited. To register, call 502-213-3669. Located at 1361 Frankfort Road.
Senior social
Community USO senior social will be at 4 p.m. April 13 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. Guest Speaker will be Michael Collins, CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. RSVP to 722-5246, ext. 18. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Dutch cemetery board meeting
The annual meeting of the Pleasureville Dutch Tract Cemetery Board of Directors will be held at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse, 6805 Castle Highway in Pleasureville. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact JoAnn Adams at 502-878-4814 or sweethomespun@bellsouth.net.
Adolph Rupp coming to the library
March Madness continues at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Shelby County Public Library with a program on  the life of Adolph Rupp, as portrayed by Edward B. Smith in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance. This program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is requested by calling 502-633-3803, ext. 11, or sending an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual Highway 55 Yard Sale will be April 18 through 21, with the counties along KY 55 – Carroll Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair and Taylor – participating. The headquarters will be the Finchville Ruritan Club. For more information, call 834-7754 or E-mail grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Legislative breakfast
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a breakfast with state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) at 8-9:30 a.m. April 18 at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Find out what happened in the 2013 legislative session and what it means for you. Admission is $20 for chamber members and $30 for prospective members. For more information, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or E-mail Johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
‘The Diviners’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Diviners will be April 19-21 and 26-28. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org.
Finchville yard sale
A Highway 55 yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19-20 in the Finchville Baptist Church parking lot, 5270 Taylorsville Road. Proceeds go to the Guatemala Missions Team.
Clear Creek cleanup
The Clear Creek Conservation & Trust will have the annual spring creek cleanup on April 20. Volunteers will be involved in picking up trash along the side of Clear Creek below the dam and around Lake Shelby or can have the opportunity to canoe with experienced guides on Clear Creek from below the dam at Lake Shelby to Greenway Park. Canoeists will finish at Greenway Park at approximately noon and can be picked up there or can carpool back to lake Shelby. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothes and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Canoes, trash bags and latex gloves will be provided. Volunteers, under the age of 18, will be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a consent form before any participation. For more information, contact Bob at 502-376-2712 or Bryce at 502-643-7585.
Earth Day celebration
Red Orchard Park will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. Events include pony rides, educational booths, kids crafts, paper shredding, recycling, geocache trail, bugs and critters and prescription drug disposal. For more information, contact 502-633-5059, visit www.shelbycountyparks.com or send an E-mail to clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Leadership luncheon
The Leadership Shelby Alumni luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville.
Bagdad school reunion dinner
All former students of Bagdad school are invited to attend a reunion dinner on April 27. Only high school graduates have attended previously. For more information, call 502-633-6058.
Corpus Christi golf scramble
Corpus Christi Academy will host its eighth annual golf scramble on April 27 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Registration begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start at 1:30. Sign up by April 23. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team of four, which includes green fees, cart and dinner at the clubhouse following play. Refreshments will be provided on the course. For more information, contact Michael Lambert at 633-2490 or Kent Harold at 647-1479.
Couch to 5K class
A runner’s training class that will get you to run your first 5K meet on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. through May 9 in the gym at Shelbyville First Baptist, across from the fairgrounds. The group will complete a 5K together on May 11. The class is free. For more information, contact Chad at 502-633-1317 or E-mail clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.
Easter Seals golf scramble
Easter Seals of Louisville’s eighth annual Joe B. and Denny Celebrity Golf Scramble is May 13 at Wildwood Country Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Each foursome plays 18 holes of golf with a sports celebrity or a leader in the community. Individual golfer fee is $150, and a foursome is $600. Fees include green fees, golf cart, lunch, beverages all day, prizes and awards dinner. For information, call Easter Seals at 502 584-9781 or visit www.eastersealslouisville.org.
Hoosier Cushman club
The Hoosier Cushman Club will be at the Finchville Community Center on KY from May 17-19. For more information, send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Bagdad Day 5K run/walk
The Bagdad Day 5K run/walk is May 18. To register, visit www.bagdadbaptist.com or call Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062.
Tour de Cure cycling event
The American Diabetes Association’s annual Tour de Cure cycling event is May 18 at Norton Commons to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes. The event is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 1 and 5-mile family rides to 20-, 40- and 60-mile rides. The route will feature rest stops with food and beverages along scenic roads in Kentucky including Oldham, Jefferson and Shelby counties that ends with a complimentary lunch, entertainment and free massage. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 888-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/louisvilletourdecure.
‘An Evening of Culture’ auditions
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, will be May 31 through June 2 and June 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222.
Relay bank night is June 4
Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. June 4 at Citizens Union Bank main branch. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net.
Relay for Life set for June 8
The 2013 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will begin at noon on June 8 at Shelby County High School. To receive a T-shirt sign up deadline is April 1. Teams of eight to 15 people from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations  participate, with team members taking  turns walking on the track. For more information contact co-chairs Peggy Tschnauer at shelbyffl@yahoo.com or Sonia Roach, soniaroach@shelbywireless.net or sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky.
New Castle Spring Fling
The 31st annual New Castle Spring Fing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, farmer’s market, exhibits, 5K run/walk, car/truck/motorcycle show, bands, children’s activities, silent auction, games, parade, re-enactors, street dance, citywide yard sales and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit http://www.newcastleky.com/ or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals.
Family festival at Olive Branch
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, will host a Family and Friends Fun Festival on June 29. Events include inflatables for the children, face painting and other games. Booths will include crafts, jewelry and other things for sale. Food will include hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the men, funnel cakes and fried green tomatoes. Gospel music shows can be heard throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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.
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.
Lenten fish fry
The first Lenten fish fry of the year for the Church of the Annunciation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 22. All proceeds go to scholarships and building fund.
Challenge boot camps
Boot camp No. 1 will be Tuesdays through March 30, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at First Baptist Church, 516 Midland Trail; 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Shelby Power and Fitness, 320 Main Street, across from the new courthouse. There will be a $100 cash prize for the person who loses the largest percentage of body weight during the eight weeks of classes. Boot camp No. 2 will be Feb. 5 through March 28 on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Family Activity Center. The winner of this challenge will win a 3-month membership at the FAC. To register or for more information, contact Cathy Wilhoit at 502-321-8576 or journeytowellness@live.com.
Free tax prep services
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will be hosting the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the 2013 tax year in Shelby and Oldham Counties. This program is to assist families with free income tax preparation that meet the requirements for receiving the earned income tax credit. For tax year 2012, this amount is generally $50,000 and below. Also tax preparation is free for the elderly, aged 60 and older. The sites will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and certain Saturdays through April 15. For more information, call 647-3027 or 558-0762.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. You do NOT have to be a member of AARP but those desiring the services need to show a picture ID for the taxpayer and a social security card for everyone to be listed on the tax return – per requirements of IRS. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road, on Mondays and Thursdays, through April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 502-487-1612.
Relay for Life fundraiser
Church of Annunciation is selling chances to win a Cracker Barrel rocking chair up as a fundraiser for  Relay for Life, which is June 8. For more information, contact Heidi Willhoite at hidehoho@aol.com.
MOPS meetings
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 Co. 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.
Sewing circle and volunteer opportunities
Sewing workshops for 4-H youth workshops will meet after school (2:30 to 5 p.m.) on Mondays at Clear Creek Elementary and on Tuesdays at Heritage Elementary. To volunteer, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
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.
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.
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.
Library story hour
The Shelby County Public Library story hour will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for 2--to-3-year-olds; 11 a.m. Tuesdays for 4-to-5-year-olds; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 2-to-5-year-olds; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for baby time, birth-to-2-year-olds. For more information, call 633-3803 or E-mail youthservices@scplibrary.net.
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.
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.
Library Walking Club
The Shelby County Public Library Walking Club meets at the FAC parking lot Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Park near the white farmhouse. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Register to become a Library Walker by calling 633-3803, ext. 11, or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.  Doctor’s approval is required.
‘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.
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.
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.a