Datebook: March 25, 2015

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This week
Cheese basics
There are many varieties of cheese, from cheddar to Swiss, each with its own unique characteristics. Plan to attend the “Cheese Basics” program at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road, to learn important information on varieties, storing and use of different cheeses. This free lesson will include cheese sampling. For more information, call 633-4593.
Mommy and me
A Motherhood group will meet, children included, for play groups and other activities at 10 a.m. today. This group is a great opportunity to meet other moms and share experiences and parenting tips. We will meet at the homemakers building in Shelbyville for some of the events, potluck lunches with a recipe exchange, swimming and other kid-friendly activities. A calendar of activities will be created that are perfect for every mother and children (ages 0 to 12) to attend. For more information, concerns, suggestions for meetings, E-mail downjo@rocketmail.com. Motherhood group rules states that starting in April if a mother doesn’t attend two times a month will be removed from the group. For more information, or join us on Facebook Motherhood from far and near of Shelbyville.
Homemakers book club
The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today 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.
Sen. Paul’s field rep. has mobile hours
Sen. Rand Paul’s field representative for Shelby County will have mobile office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Shelbyville on Thursday at the office of the Shelby County Judge Executive, 419 Washington Street. Those who may require assistance in dealing with federal agencies or who wish to discuss matters related to the federal government are encouraged to visit. For additional information, contact Jennifer Decker at 502-572-8334.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 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.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday 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.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Kates on Main Street. Linda Scearce will be hostess, and Sherri Murphey Smith will have the program.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Lego club at the library
The Library Lego Club will meet and get creative with Legos from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Unlock your inner artist, engineer and architect. This will be for preschoolers to fifth-graders. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Lenten fish fries
The Church of the Annunciation will have a Lenten fish fry at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the church. Dine in or carry out. Good food, good people, good price. Proceeds will go to the building fund. For more information, contact Mike Edelen at 502-432-4693 or E-mail mikeedelen@gmail.com.
Dr. A.C. Gray will host a book signing
Author Dr. A.C. Gray, a Shelby County native, will have a book signing for his latest publication, Measuring My Days from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday in the Reading Room of the Shelby County Public Library and 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Sixth & Main Coffeehouse. The third in a series of three books published over the last 20 years gives readers a front row seat to his travels and adventures as Gray worked and visited in more than 80 countries. From Washington, D. C. to Wakkanani, Japan and Wiesbaden, Germany, Gray has seen the wonders of the world and its woes. He will also have a limited number of his earlier volumes. He lives in Bridgewater, Va. on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley. Locals know him as Adriel or by his family nickname, “Blackie.” He is the twin brother of local artist, architectural designer/builder and former vocational school teacher, William “Whitie” Gray.
CFL and LED lighting
Have you been wondering if you have an unacceptable radon level in your home? Have you been wondering if you could save energy by using CFL and LED lighting? Or, if the new lighting has other benefits?  Stop by the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to speak to Jerry Hash, a University of Kentucky specialist. He will have a display of various light choices and information on ordering a free radon test kit. For more information, call 633-4593.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
‘A Night of One-Acts’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre announces its upcoming Upstairs at 801 production of A Night of One-Acts. Three classic stories will be told in one evening: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams, and Dracula by Bram Stoker. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. A Night of One-Acts is sponsored by Lt. Col. and Mrs. Keith Gramig and Gary and Janey Walls. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Mercy Omega gala
The third annual Mercy Omega Gala will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The event will include live and silent auctions, dinner, music and testimony about how the mission continues to improve the lives of those in our community in need. For more information, or to provide items for auction, or to be a sponsor, contact Gennie at 502-321-8332 or genniegerow@gmail.com.
‘Sear’s Kit Home’
The Shelby County Historical Society will host a “Sear’s Kit Home” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. Join the society’s Sarabeth Farabee and Fred Rogers as they offer a glimpse of Shelbyville ‘s unique catalog homes that exist in our community. For more information, call 502-321-2804.
Pancake and sausage breakfast
Simpsonville Masonic Cemetery will have its yearly all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Wingate Simpsonville lodge, located across from the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville entrance at 7905 U.S. 60. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds go to maintenance of the cemetery.
O’Brien Project Graduation fundraiser
O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville will sponsor a Project Graduation fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Shelby County High School in the parking lot. Test drive a Ford for five minutes and earn a $20 donation for project graduation. Limit one adult per family.
Shelby Trails hike
A guided hike will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Shelby Trails Park. Meet in the parking lot closer to the dairy barn and silo at 2 p.m. The guided hike will go along Diane’s Trail, a 4 1/2 mile loop. This is a great way to burn some extra calories. Please dress for the weather, and bring water bottles and a snack. Shorter hiking distances can be accommodated, if needed. For more information, E-mail trailblazers@shelbycountyparks.com, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

Next week
Farm equipment auction
Bagdad Ruritan Club will have its annual farm equipment auction at 10 a.m. on April 4. They will accept equipment on April 2 and 3. For more information, contact Danny Newton at 502-321-1343.
Squire Boone meeting
A Squire Boone Society meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on April 7 at the Birch House at the Shelby County Parks. The public is invited in the discussion of the Squire Boone Fund and the statue to be erected on the east end of town. We are almost at the half way mark, anyone wanting to donate send a check to the Shelby County Parks, make sure you put Squire Boone Statue Fund on the check, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelby County Parks. This year is the 200th year of Squire Boone’s death. Anyone is welcome on the committee.

Movies at library for seniors
Movies for seniors will be 1 p.m. April 10 in the Hudson Room of 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. Future dates will be May 1, June 5, and no movie in July due to the July 4th holiday. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Make A Blanket day rescheduled
Project Linus National Make A Blanket Day event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 11 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The date was changed from Feb. 21 due to the weather. The event will include a quilt exhibit, blanket making, kids activity, live music, lunch, silent auction, raffle items, fundraising and more. Donations of cotton fabric, flannel, fleece, batting and yarn are needed. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated.  For more information, contact Becky Jew 502-727-4116.
‘Affair to remember’
The Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville will have an “Affair to Remember” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 11. This event is geared towards women’s health and beauty and will feature a variety of vendors ranging from Jamberry nails, Nerium skin care, Origami Owl, Younique, Sandi’s Styles, etc. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, call 502-552-3648. The church is located across from The Masonic Home.
Library events
The Shelby County Public Library will host several events in March and April. The Lego Club will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday in the community room. American Girl Club for K-5th grades will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 13 in the community room. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Cleaning up the City of Shelbyville
The City of Shelbyville, Department of Public Works will implement a citywide clean-up April 13-17 for residential sites within the city limits. Appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but must have doors secured. Any small items must be bagged or boxed.   Limbs must be stacked neatly in piles no higher than 4 feet.  Limbs must be no longer than 6 feet and not larger than 6 inches in diameter.  Limbs must be placed separate from other items.  Items that will not be included include standard household garbage or truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, dead animals, chemicals, microwaves, hazardous waste, or large quantities of material from building demolition or remodeling.  Public Works reserves the right to leave any debris, if these stipulations are not met.  Residents should contact the Public Works Department at 633-1094 to request a pickup.
Free tax prep services
HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will host the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the elderly (TCE) programs for the 2015 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 and volunteers are needed. For tax year 2014, 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, Wednesdays, and certain Saturdays through April 15 at 330 Main Street; and Tuesdays at the Oldham County Health Departments and Thursdays and certain Saturdays at the Oldham County Library. 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. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road, on Mondays and Thursdays through April 13. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. Membership is not required in either AARP or the church, but participants need to show a picture ID, such as valid drivers license and must show Social Security cards for all who will be claimed on the tax return as this is a requirements of the IRS. Bring a copy of the prior year’s return and all information regarding income for 2014. If planning to use itemized deductions, bring information on medical expenses, mortgage interest, taxes, etc. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 502-487-1612.
Spring fashion show and luncheon
To see the latest in spring fashions, the annual Shelby County Homemakers will have their annual spring fashion show, beginning with a buffet lunch at noon on April 16 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. A silent auction will take place with the proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Project.  The $12 lunch reservation is due to the Shelby County Extension Office by April 10. For more information, call 633-4593.
‘One Book One Community’
One Book One Community is a community-wide read featuring Nick Allen Brown’s “Field of Dead Horses.” Brown will speak at 6 p.m. on April 16 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 Eighth Street. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Concert at Cornerstone
The City Harmonic will be in concert at 7 p.m. on April 17 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, sponsored by Shuck Fence. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, or purchase at iTickets.com. For more information, call 502-633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Finchville Ruritan annual yard sale
The annual Highway 55 yard sale based at Finchville Ruritan Club will be on April 23 through 26. To reserve booth space or for more information, call Anne at 502-437-0353 or 502- 834-7459 and leave a message. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Thursday through Saturday and a country style fried chicken dinner on Sunday.
New Castle United Methodist Church will rent spaces for a 12 x 12 booth for the yard sale on April 23, 24 and 25. The cost is $30 for all three days. Call 845-4181.
1st Harmony concert
First Harmony Worship Center will present a concert at 4 p.m. on April 25 at Shelby County High School, 1701 Frankfort Road, featuring the University of Kentucky Black Voices Choir. Special guest will include New Covenant Brotherhood, Tommy Green, Ruth Aina and Graciously Grateful Dancers and Sweet Harmony. For more information, contact 1st Harmony at 502-633-9843.
Garden fair
Shelby County Master Gardeners will have their annual Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Locally grown herbs, perennials and annuals will be sold by the Master Gardeners, Shelby County FFA chapter and other vendors. Garden items will also be sold at a yard sale. For more information, call the Extension at 633-4593.
Bagdad reunion meeting
The Bagdad reunion dinner/meeting will be April 25. Any former student, graduate or not, interested in attending, can call 502-633-6058 for details.
Moon gardening
Join Becky Kirts from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 30 as she teaches about planting your very own moon garden at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. What is a moon garden? A Moon Garden is a garden designed to be enjoyed in the moonlight. They contain white flowers and silvery foliage that seem to sparkle and reflect light. There will be free moon flower seeds given out during this program. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Biggest loser in Henry
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition (KRDC), University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension office of Henry County, and North Central District Health Department will have a Biggest Loser contest every Monday through May 11 at the Henry Christian Church in New Castle. Registration will be accepted through March 23, at the second meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Each week, participants will join in a voluntary weigh-in, goal setting, and nutrition education program.  The nutrition program comes from the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP) and will be tailored to the needs of the participants.  Participation in the Biggest Loser Contest is free of charge and open to anyone 18 years and above.  A cash incentive from community donations will be rewarded to the participant with the most weight loss at the end of the 9 weeks. To RSVP or for more information, contact Amanda Stoess at 633-1243 or Mona Huff at 502-845-6849.
Relay for Life pageant
The fourth Annual Relay for Life Pageant will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Categories will be Cutie Pies Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, Little Miss and Mister, Pre-Teen, Teen, Miss Relay, Ms. Relay and Survivor pageants are open to all counties. The event is sponsored by the Peggy’s Posse Relay team. The registration fee is $25 until March 7 or $30 on the day of the event, and the survivor pageant is free. All registration fees support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for 5 years old and younger. The event will include a Relay marketplace with crafts. No food vendors. For more information contact Megan Banks at shelbycorelaypageant@gmail.com or 502-321-8821.
Living well with diabetes workshop
The Shelby Diabetes Coalition is offering the Stanford Diabetes self-management program at the Clear Creek Park FAC from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks every Thursday through April 30. Workshops are offered at no cost. All participants receive free passes to the FAC gym facility and indoor track for the duration of the workshop, a comprehensive nutrition book, stress management CD, and a certificate of completion. Individuals with type-2 diabetes, family and friends of persons with type 2 diabetes, and individuals with pre-diabetes or those at risk are encouraged to participate. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Strecker at 502-432-3747.
Cemetery preservation training
Interested in learning to clean cemetery tombstones? Sign up for the Cemetery Preservation Training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11. The presentation and training will be given by Linda Clemmons of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board. Lunch will be provided. There is a $5 supply fee. Registration is required. To register, call 502-633-3803x11 or email: marketing@scplibrary.net.
Music fest
Corpus Christi Classical Academy will host its annual Music Fest on June 6 on the school grounds, 7010 Shelbyville Road, in Simpsonville. The festival includes live bands, bouncy houses, great food, games and craft booths. Music will be from noon to 8 pm. and bands include Silver Wings; Red, White and Blues Band; Night Moves; Vintage Voodoo; and headline New Breed. Admission is free. For more information of if you would like to reserve your craft booth space (only $30 for a 10x10 space or $50 for a 12x12 space located next to Shelbyville Road), call the school office, 502-722-8090.
Relay for Life set for June 13
The Relay for Life will be noon to midnight on June 13 at Shelby County High School. Food will be provided to the survivors from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. hosted by Zaxby’s. The official opening with survivor and caregiver laps will begin at 6 p.m. and the luminary event will begin at 10 p.m. This year’s theme is Super Heroes vs. Villains. The amounts of the sponsorship have changed, $500 will get your name on the back of the shirt, $1,000 will get your name and logo on the back of the shirt. You will have to collect $100 to receive your Relay for Life T-shirt this year. If you are a team or know a person wanting to start a team get them to sign up on the website. To turn in money donated for the Relay, contact Heidi Gregg 502-445-2315.
Taking steps to fight digestive diseases
The Crohn’s & Colitis foundation’s Take Steps Walk begins at 9 a.m. on June 23 at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. Crohn’s disease, combined with ulcerative colitis, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases impacting over 1.6 million American adults and children, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18 including. The walks are family friendly festivals with activities for everyone including bands, games, activities, food and a leisurely walk through a park or community. Take Steps has raised over $40 million for research and patient support services and is committed to transforming the lives of those impacted by these diseases and leading them to a brighter future through well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to find a 2015 walk site nearest you, please visit www.cctakesteps.org or contact Sandy Bowling at 502-291-6078 or sbowling@ccfa.org.
Emma Durham golf scramble
The second annual Emma Durham golf scramble will be June 27 at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course, 2240 Mount Eden Road. There will be two chances at winning $10,000 in a hole-in-one contest; first place prize, $400; second place prize, $200; third place, $100. Emma was always smiling, laughing, and goofing around. She would tell her mom “it is what it is and I’ll be ok. God has a plan for me.” Emma lost the fight with cancer on June 30, 2012. A shotgun start will begin at 1:30 p.m. Registration deadline will be June 4. For more information or to register, call 321-2083.

Aqua therapy at FAC
Aqua therapy will be at the Family Activity Center. Small group classes with a certified therapist, great for low-impact exercise, better mobility or rehabilitation. To sign up or for more information, call the FAC at 633-5059. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
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 Kentuckiana serves local youth in Shelby County by fostering positive relationships between children and mentors. Mentors have a lasting impact on the lives of local young people. Volunteers are needed in Shelby County. Find out more by visiting BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745. Start something, be a mentor!
New exhibit at History Center
The Shelby County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center on Main Street. Panels and other memorabilia spotlight Shelbyville High School, which closed 40 years ago when the city system merged with the county schools. Coordinators Sharon Hackworth and Duanne Puckett said the history lessons reveal highlights about people, like the female superintendent, Willie C. Ray, who served from 1930-1960. The exhibit will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents are available weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. If a group needs to meet at another time it can be arranged by contacting Sharon Hackworth at 502-633-5473.
Looking for classmates
Atherton’s High School’s class of 1965 is looking for classmates for their upcoming 50th year reunion. E-mail Carol Taylor Cunningham, (ukmomct@aol.com) on any updated information. The reunion is planned for June 2015; the class reunion facebook page is: www.facebook.com/athertonreunion1965
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from visiting the library and restocking your book supply this winter. Come visit the bookmobile at one of its many community stops near you – Simpsonville, Waddy, Harrisonville, Bagdad, Cropper, Southville and more. The bookmobile now offers free wireless internet allowing patrons access with their own WiFi-enabled devices. For specific community stop locations, call Shana at the library after 3 p.m. at 633-3803.
Story time at library
Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., are 10 a.m. for ages 2 and 3 and 11 a.m. for ages 4 and 5 on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 on Wednesdays;  9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for baby time (birth to 2 years) on Thursdays. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Bank fund set up for Mount Eden Fire Department
A fund has been set up at People’s Bank on Taylorsville Road in Spencer County for the Mount Eden Fire Department. Donations are being accepted to help the department rebuild after a fire destroyed the main station in early August. All funds collected will be used for that purpose. Donations may be made at the bank at 23 W. Main Street in Taylorsville, or mailed to the bank at P.O. Box 369, Taylorsville, KY, 40071.
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 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Free educational programs offered
Free educational programs are offered by JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and Shelby County Public Library. Choose GED Classes to secure your job, or math, reading or writing brush-up classes for your career or college entrance exam. To register, call 502-213-3669. English as a Second Language classes are ongoing at St. James Church, call 502-220-9121.
Marriage and relationship education
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is seeking to start another round of free classes for individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages and families. Classes typically consist of 10 to 12 participants, meet one time per week and are designed to help individuals (whether single, dating, engaged or married) achieve their personal goals in relationships, family and marriage. For more information, call 502-633-7162.
Adult children of alcoholics
The World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-Step program similar to AA and Al-Anon. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at the Shelby County Extension office in meeting room A. For more information, call 502-523-6352 or e-mail hopek@twc.com or visit www.adultchildren.org.
Nurse Aide training scholarships
The Red Cross Kentucky Nurse Aide Training program has a limited number of scholarships available for members of the military and their immediate family members. Scholarships will help pay for the NAT course in Kentucky. There are also scholarships available to local NAT students through a grant from Walmart. In addition to classroom instruction and clinical practice, Red Cross NAT students have access to tutors and receive 16 hours of training in life-skills such as resume writing, interviewing and professional conduct to help prepare them for their career. Graduates have the opportunity to attend job fairs with several area employers. Prospective NAT students are required to attend an information session to review all requirements and benefits. To learn more, call 502-561-3771.
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.
LPN courses at JCTC
LPN courses will be offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. For more information, visit www.jefferson.kctcs/nursing or call 502-213-2192.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery 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 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.
Strengthening exercise class at NMZ
Strengthening exercise classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building), 701 Main St., with certified Instructor, Sheri Charbeneau. The fee is $3. For more information, call 502-633-7991.
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 502-633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net. 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.
‘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.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 502-647-0300 or e-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
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.
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.
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 502-610-0010.
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 fall and Christmas 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 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 502-633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 10 a.m. to 2 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/.

Vanpool to Louisville
Federal riders will form a vanpool from Shelbyville to the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital, located on Zorn Avenue. Federal employee participants will ride free of charge because of federal vanpool funding. Work shifts of consideration are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, send an e-mail to jim.morris1@twc.com or call 502-419-5584.
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.
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.