Datebook: Nov. 27, 2013

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This week

Silversmiths exhibit

Shelby County Historical Society will have a traveling exhibit of Shelby County silversmiths. The exhibit is currently showing until Dec. 5 at Commonwealth Bank & Trust in Shelbyville. The exhibit moves to Citizens Union Bank on Midland Trail, where it can be viewed Dec. 5-20. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

Homemakers book club

The Homemakers book club, meets today at the Shelby County Extension office. 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, call 633-4593.

Thanksgiving dinner at Stratton Center

The annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. This meal is available not only for the homeless but for those who have no family and want to join in the fellowship with others.

‘Christmas Carol’

The production of Shelby County Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are Friday, Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday and Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students, and may be purchased by calling 633-0242 beginning Nov. 15. The play will be directed by Craig Nolan Highley. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.

Project Grad meeting

Project Graduation’s next planning meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Monday at Collins High School. Anyone who would be interested in helping should attend. For more information, contact Kendra.Hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.

Hospice group

Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

Suicide loss recovery support

Suicide loss recovery groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and are led by a licensed therapist. It is not required to share during group – come and listen. For more information, contact Roni Beth Mulcahy at 502-518-0095 or pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.

Optimist Club

Shelby County Optimist Club meets Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.

Kentucky Road Runners meetings

The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Inn, Frankfort. Come at 5:30 to eat and socialize. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.

Sewing circle

Sew with others anytime from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Master Clothing Volunteers will help with completing holiday gifts from the sewing machine. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to receive a list of supplies, call 633-4593.

Sheep and goat webinar series

The Trimble County Cooperative Extension office in Bedford will host a sheep and goat Webinar series from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday for forages and Dec. 10 for health. This event is for Shelby, Carroll, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Bullitt and Trimble counties. This is a cooperative effort of UK, KSU and Purdue. For more information or to register, call 502-255-7188.

Next week

Bagdad Ruritan

Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 5.


The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Stratton Center.

Lions Club

Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Dec, 5 at the Simpsonville Community Center.

Clear Creek Writers Club

The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 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.

ADD support meeting

Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

Holiday cooking program

Explore new foods from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Learn how to make your own edibles, with Linda Aldridge’s sharing appetizer recipes and Carol Stine’s sharing how to make holiday breads. Bring your favorite appetizer recipe (and samples if you wish) to share with others. Space is limited; call 633-4593 to reserve your spot.

Christmas in New Castle

Christmas in New Castle will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 in The Locker, 24 S. Main Street. Booths will be set up, and a twilight parade will begin at 6, with all units lit with Christmas lights. For more information, visit www.newcastleky.com or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals or call 502-845-4181.

CASA Christmas event

The Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program of the River Region, which includes Shelby County, will host a Christmas in the Courtyard benefit from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, 525 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, send an E-mail to JoAnne Maamry at jmaamry@esourcecoach.com.

Christmas luncheon and bazaar

The New Castle United Methodist Women will have its annual Christmas luncheon and bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the New Castle United Methodist Church. There will be arts and crafts, baked goods, Rada products and silent auction baskets. The lunch will consist of turkey salad, ham on roll, pimento cheese sandwich, salad and dessert. For more information, call 502-845-2781.

Christmas in Mount Eden

The annual celebration of Christmas in Mount Eden will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Ruritan Club building in Mount Eden. Activities will include music, food, a visit from Santa and the county’s tallest snowman. Mount Moriah Baptist Church will have gospel singing.

Christmas dinner theater

Simpsonville Baptist Church will present It’s a Wonderful Life on Dec. 6-8. Tickets for the Christmas dinner theater will be $8 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call Denise at 722-5246 ext. 10.

Rotary pancake breakfast

The Shelbyville Rotary Club will have a free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7, the morning of the Shelbyville Christmas Parade, in the fellowship hall of Centenary United Methodist Church, 429 Main St. in Shelbyville. Servers for the breakfast will be members of the Kings Daughters and Sons Junior Circle. Those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable canned goods to donate to Shelby County families in need at Christmastime and receive a free photograph with Santa Claus.

Shelbyville Christmas parade

The Shelby County Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7 on Main Street in Downtown Shelbyville. For more information or entries, contact Jennifer at the Shelby County Fire Department by calling 633-6648 or sending an E-mail to js373@insightbb.com.

Christmas at the library

Christmas at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, will begin immediately after the Christmas parade to 1 p.m. on Dec. 7. Events include a free picture with Santa, crafts for children, entertainment and giveaways. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.

Christmas tree decorating, lighting

Everyone is invited to help decorate the Miller Outdoor Education Center and Red Orchard Park Christmas trees from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, with ornaments made by the public. Hot cocoa and other treats will be served. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.

Country Christmas dinner-auction

Cornerstone Christmas Academy will have a country Christmas dinner, dance and auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children. For more information or to RSVP, call 633-4070 or visit www.CCAofKY.org.

Spirit of Christmas dance

Corpus Christi Academy will host a “Spirit of Christmas” dance, featuring the Monarchs and a $3,000 raffle, on Dec. 7 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Doors open at 7:30, and dancing is from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. This is a smoke-free event. For reservations, call 502-722-8090.

Thoroughbred Chorus concert

The Thoroughbred Chorus’ 65th annual holiday celebration will be Dec. 7 at the Memorial Auditorium, 4th and Kentucky streets in Louisville. The matinee will be at 1:30 p.m., and the evening show at 7:30. For more information or to reserve seats, call 502-583-SHOW (7469) or contact Doug Powers at 502-641-8065 or dpowers5@twc.com.

East Middle cheer clinic

East Middle School’s cheerleading squad will host a cheerleading clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 for children in pre-school (4 years old) through eighth grade. They will learn skills, cheers and a routine that will be performed on Dec. 9 at an EMS basketball game. All campers will be given a retired EMS/Shelby county cheerleading uniform. The cost will be $40, which includes camp, lunch on Saturday at camp (pizza and Capri suns…pack a lunch if this conflicts with allergies), retired EMS uniform, picture opportunities and admission into the EMS game. For more information or to send name, school and grade by Dec. 5, send an E-mail to lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us or Lauren rice18@eku.edu.

Lincoln Institute Alumni

Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at St. John United Methodist Church.

First Saturday Walk

The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.

Christmas concert at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the sanctuary. The concert will feature seasonal music from various musical periods, styles and genres and will feature Timothy L. Baker of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church in Louisville as guest organist and The Absolutely Brass Quartet from Louisville. The choir will feature the First Presbyterian Church Choir, Full Circle Singers directed by John Clayton, former choir members and friends.


The Sit-n-Sew meeting will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. The session is for crafters and quilters, led by Amy Scrogham. Bring an UFO (unfinished object) and your machine or some handwork. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.


Auditions for ‘Nunsense’

Shelby County Community Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical Nunsense, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at the theater, 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. Parts are available for five women, and auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script or perform a 1-minute monologue. They should also prepare a solo to perform at the audition. Performance dates are Feb. 14-16 and 21-23. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross’ winter campaign will have stops in Shelby County from 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at Zaxby’s of Shelbyville, 1980 Midland Trail; at 2:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at First Christian Church; and at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 23 at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road. Donors giving blood at the Zaxby’s location can enter to win a new 47-inch 3D LG television, valued at $1,800.

Shelby Prevention meeting

Shelby Prevention will meet at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 in the community room of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Lunch will be provided. To attend, send an E-mail to shelby.prevention@yahoo.com.

SCHS cheerleading camp

The Shelby County High School cheerleading team will host a camp for children in preschool through eighth grade from 6 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 11-12. Campers should meet at the rear entrance of the SCHS small gym. The campers will perform at the SCHS/Collins basketball game at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. The camp cost of $30 per child includes registration and a T-shirt. Participants should wear clothing meant for physical activity – shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes, etc – no flip flops or sandals. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 9, and spaces are limited. Send application with payment to Shelby County High School c/o Coach Jona Chisholm, 1701 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 40065. Make checks payable to: Shelby County High School. To enroll or for more information, contact coaches Chisholm at 502-220-5252 or jona.luttrell@topper.wku.edu, or Lacey Samples at 502-487-1940 or lacey-kay@hotmail.com.

Festival of Trees

Amber Oaks Assisted Living will host its annual Festival of Trees and Christmas Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec 12. Events include food, fun, free picture with Santa, entertainment, giveaways and a silent auction of more than 50 trees and wreaths donated by local businesses, churches and friends of the community. All proceeds go to local charities. For more information, call Amber Oaks Assisted Living at 502-647-4546 or send an E-mail to dwamberoaks@aol.com.

Santa visits Bagdad

Santa Claus will be at the Bagdad Ruritan Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. A chili supper will be served that night for $5.

Holiday party at Finchville Ruritan

Finchville Ruritan Club will have a children’s Christmas party from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Snacks will be served, and children will receive a gift from Santa. Door prizes will be drawn for children throughout the party. The Finchville Ruritan Club is located on KY 55.

Christmas bird count

Horace Brown will host the 40th Shelby County Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14. For more information, call 633-4754, 682-7711 or 747-0425.

Coat, toy and canned food drive

Cash Express LLC, located at 813 Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville, through Dec. 15 is collecting toys, canned food and coats for the underprivileged. The Salvation Army of Shelby County to distribute these items. Anyone in need of help can contact the Salvation Army or Cash Express. Items can dropped off at Cash Express or other area businesses. For more information, call 502-647-9195 or send an E-mail to christina.jones@cashtn.com.

Citizens police academy

Post Twelve 2014 Kentucky State Police Citizens Police Academy will start Jan. 6, 2014. Spots are limited and classes will be held in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Trooper Kendra Wilson at 502-227-2221 or visit http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post12.htm.

Community Christmas

Distribution of gifts and personal items to children -- formerly Christmas at Claudia’s -- will be at 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Shelby Industries, 175 McDaniels Road in Pearce Industrial Park. For more information, call 502-418-7209.


Southern Lights holiday festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Southern Lights holiday festival, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington through Dec. 31. The Southern Lights driving route is open from 5:30 to 10 nightly. The other attractions inside the park will be open every night except Nov. 28 and Dec. 24 through 31. The cost is $15 per passenger car Sunday through Thursday evenings and $20 per passenger car on Friday and Saturday nights. The cost for an extended van or limousine is $30, a mini-bus is $50, a school bus is $75 and a motorcoach is $125. The Southern Lights Stroll on Thursday is the only night the lights can be viewed on foot. A competitive 5K race will be available to families. The cost is $20 for adults and includes a long-sleeved T-shirt for the first 500 registered adults; $15 for children, ages 7 to 12 includes a souvenir holiday item for the first 200 registered children. For more information, call 859-255-5727 or visit foundation@khpfoundation.org.

Exercise class

Shelby Shape-ups, an arthritis foundation-approved 6-week class will begin at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 29 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $20 registration cost can be paid the first week of class. For more information, call 633-4593.

Diabetes self-management classes

A workshop called “Living Well With Diabetes.” developed by Stanford University, will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday, through Dec. 2 at Mercy Clinic in Shelbyville. Registration is required because of minimum and maximum numbers to conduct class. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/16OwQuy or contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or monahuff.henrykipda@gmail.com.

Zumba at JHS

KentuckyOne Health is bringing back Zumba to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville beginning Monday. This free class is offered on both Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 in the community room at the basement of the hospital. Entrance is at the rear of the hospital, and parking is plentiful close by. The weekly classes will be led by certified instructor Sherrie Goddard. There will be no classes will be on Nov 6, 20, 25 and 27. For more information, contact Misty Stallard at 502-647-4280 or mistystallard@kentuckyonehealth.org.

Bagged leaf pickup

The City of Shelbyville, Department of Public Works will offer leaf pick-up through Jan. 1, 2014. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.

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.

Mah Jong game day

Game Day – Mah Jong will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third and fourth Fridays of the month in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library through December. New players are welcome, and instruction is available. Classes are for persons 18 and older. For more information, or to register contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.

Movies for seniors

The movie for seniors, 50 and older, for Dec. 6 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., has been cancelled and will begin in April. For more information contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.

Library story hours

Story hours at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be at 10 a.m. for 2-to-3-year-olds and 11 a.m. for 4-to-5-year-olds on Tuesdays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 2-to-5-year-olds on Wednesdays; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for “Baby Time,” birth to 2-year-olds, on Thursdays. For more information or to register for Baby Time, contact 633-3803. Registration is not required for the other ages.

Free educational programs offered

Free educational programs are being offered by Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County Adult Education at JCTC Shelby Campus and the Shelby County Public Library. Classes include skill review to brush up for career or college entrance exam; National Career Readiness Certificate, to verify value to employers; para-educator testing, for those who wish to work as an aid in the school system; and GED attainment, to secure jobs. For more information or to register, call 502-213-3669 or 502-633-5524 ext. 7. English as a Second Language classes are offered at St. James Church. Call 502-220-9121.

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.

MOPS meeting

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 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 County 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@twc.com.

Couch to 5K class

Shelbyville First Baptist will have a Couch to 5K class at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays starting today in the church’s gym. This is a training plan to run your first 5K. The class is free. For more information, send an E-mail to clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

Shelby Christian group exercise class

Group exercise classes at Shelby Christian Church are led by Patty Sweasy, AFAA group fitness. Zumba is at 6 p.m. on Mondays, ab/core class at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and cardio/strength combo at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All classes are $5 each or  $30 for a prepaid card for any 10 classes. For more information contact psweasy@shelbywireless.net.

Zumba at the library

Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. Limit 30. For more information, 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.

‘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 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.

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.

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 647-1160 or E-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.

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 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 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 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 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.

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).

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.

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/.


Community Christmas event

Community Christmas, formerly known as Christmas at Claudia’s, will be celebrated for the eighth year. The organization is asking for donations of toys, blankets, hygiene products, middle-school-age appropriate books, hats and scarves to fill the needs of hundreds of Shelby County families. To make monetary donations make checks out to Operation Care and earmark to Community Christmas. For more information or to volunteer, contact Louise Riley at 502-418-7209.

Joey’s Memory Tree

benefits animals

Remember beloved pets this holiday season with Joey’s Memory Tree benefit. For a $5 donation, pick an ornament off the tree and replace it with a colored star with your deceased pet’s name on it at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville and Kat’s Doggie Styles Grooming in Shelbyville. All proceeds help benefit the spay and neuter programs for homeless animals. For more information, contact Robin Kenyon at 727-2703.

Annual fruit sale

The Shelby County Band Boosters will have its annual fruit sale, and this time it includes online orders. Receipts will help the band acquire supplies and pay for a trip. The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is Nov. 25. The fruit is tentatively scheduled to be delivered on the week of Dec. 16. For more information, visit www.FreshFruitOrder.org/shelbycobandboosters or call Becky Horn at 502-232-0927.

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 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.