Datebook: November 4, 2015

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This week
Fire and Rescue seeks volunteers
The Shelbyville Fire and Rescue is seeking men and women that live in our community to join our department and become a volunteer firefighter.  The next recruit class is Wednesday. All training and personal protective equipment is provided. There will be a nominal fee for response and training. Volunteering gives a potential for higher education reimbursement, developing self-worth, making new friends and establishing a social network. If you have the desire to serve your community and you meet our requirements, contact us or stop by and fill out an application at 1040 Main Street, Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-7101 extension 3, E-mail beth@shelbyvillefirerescue.com or visit shelbyvillefirerescue.com to fill out an application.
MOPS meeting
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
French picnic, auction
The Four Seasons Garden Club will host a French Picnic and Auction beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. There will be a silent auction from 10 to 11:15 and a live auction beginning at noon. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are needed by Monday. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the theatre at 647-9138.
Small ruminant series
Small Ruminant series will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in November. The three-part series focuses on sheep and goats. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 633-4593.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
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.
Simpsonville Elementary Fall Festival
Simpsonville Elementary School will have a Fall Festival Friday. Pilgrims and pumpkins event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Events games, a taco dinner for purchase, photo booth, glow dance party and many live and silent auctions. $10 admission bracelets can be purchased at the door. Dinner is $5 per adult and $3 per student.
Movie night at First Christian
Movie night at First Christian Church of Shelbyville begins at 6 p.m. on Friday. The movies will be Jackson Run and Paddington Bear. Admission is a donation to the Outreach Committee. Concessions will be provided at a nominal price. For more information, call 502-633-3345.
Dinner at Masonic Lodge
The Pleasureville Masonic Lodge will have a pork chop dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at 105 Main Street in Pleasureville.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.  
Adult coloring
Have you heard? Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! It’s a relaxing, stress-relieving and fun way to spend an hour or two. The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St will have their first session of adult coloring from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday in the Hudson Room. We are providing the coloring sheets, colored pencils, and gel pens. Please feel free to bring your own. Registration is required by calling the library at 502-633-3803 or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
Toys for Tots donations
Miss Celebration of Lights Pageant is 11 a.m. Saturday during the second annual Toys for Tots and Salvation Army charity event at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. The official preliminary to the Kentucky Festival State Pageant is open to all Kentucky residents. Donations include new toys, clothes, shoes, coats, etc. Contestant entry fee is $50 plus a donation. Pageant admission fee is $10 or a new toy donation. Age divisions include Baby Miss 0 to 1 year, Wee Miss 2 to 3 years, Teeny Miss 4 to 5 years, Tiny Miss 6 to 7, Little Miss 8 to 9 years, Pre-Teen 10 to 12, Jr. Teen 13 to 15, Teen 16 to 18 and Miss 19 to 21, Ms. 22 and up (married or single). Categories include: Christmas theme wear and formal wear. The Humanitarian Award will go to the contestant that donates the most and she will be crowned “The Christmas Angel.” For more information, contact Tiffany Redmon at 502-232-5177, E-mail mclpkentucky@gmail.com or on Facebook @ Tiffany Weber Redmon.
Breakfast at Graefenburg
Graefenburg Baptist Church will host its annual sportsmen’s breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Conservation officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will speak and answer questions about the state’s hunting and fishing laws. The free breakfast includes sausage, eggs and biscuits, and is open to the public. The church is located on Highway 60 in Waddy, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. For more information, call 502-829-5324.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday 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.
Tractor pull in Waddy
The Bluegrass lawn and garden tractor pullers will have a tractor pull at the Waddy Ruritan Club, 1171 Kings Highway on Saturday. Admission is $5 and the public is welcome. Gates open at 10 a.m. with the pull begins at noon.
Auction and chili supper
Bethesda Church of God’s annual auction and chili supper will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stratton Center. The cost of the meal is $7 adults, children under 6 eat free. Auction starts at 6 p.m., which includes appliances, furniture, collectables. gift cards, home décor, toys, tools, dinner tickets, homemade desserts, items too many to mention. Day of auction we will all be surprised. Call 859-805-1859 or 633-7905. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.
Central Baptist bazaar
Central Baptist Church, 1958 127 Bypass-North in Lawrenceburg, will have its annual Holiday Craft/Bazaar sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. As in previous years, there will be a variety of items to purchase including bakery items, handmade holiday crafts and gifts, miscellaneous items, collectibles and woodcrafts. Lunch will be available for a donation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for foreign mission work. Central Baptist is approximately halfway between Frankfort and Lawrenceburg on US Hwy. 127. For more information, contact Rick Clark, pastor at 502-319-0903 or 502-829-5013.
Breakfast and bazaar
The Simpsonville United Methodist men’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast with Christmas craft bazaar will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Simpsonville United Methodist Church featuring Purnell’s Old Folks sausage. The will also be homemade food and crafts. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit Simpsonville Lion’s Club Christmas Basket Program and other Local Charities.
Uniquely U painting
Come have a great time by creating your very own masterpiece at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. It will be a step by step instruction canvas painting of a personalized Christmas ornament. Paint supplies and brushes will be provided. This program is free, but we ask that you bring your own 16x20 canvas. Bookmobile Librarian Amanda, who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in art, will give instructions. There are two dates to sign up – 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday or 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Registration is required due to a limit of 20 people per class. For more information or to register, call at 502-633-3803, or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
Veterans appreciation reception
All veterans, their families and friends are invited to attend the 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Reception at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Refreshments will be served and there will be a short ceremony at 2:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join us to thank our veterans and military families for the freedoms we have in our great country. This event is sponsored by the Shelby County Extension Homemakers.
Auction and chili supper
Bethesda Church of God’s annual auction and chili supper will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stratton Center. The cost of the meal is $7 adults, children under 6 eat free. Auction starts at 6 p.m., which includes appliances, furniture, collectables. gift cards, home décor, toys, tools, dinner tickets, homemade desserts, items too many to mention. Day of auction we will all be surprised. Call 859-805-1859 or 633-7905. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.
Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting
The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
Diabetes Support Group
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and the local Diabetes Coalition will host a monthly support group from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday. The group will meet at JHS in the King’s Daughter Room and is facilitated by board certified clinical therapist Jene Hedden of Shelby Counseling Associates.  This support group will provide a safe place for individuals with diabetes or caretakers of persons with diabetes to express their feelings about day-to-day challenges of living with and managing a chronic disease.  The class is free.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Mona Huff at 845-6849 or monahuff616@gmail.com or Amanda Stoess at 633-1243 or amandan.stoess@ky.gov.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
VFW Post 1179 meets
VFW Post 1179 meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the post, located at 619 Main Street, Shelbyville. All veterans of Foreign Wars are invited to attend.
Come sew
Make holiday gifts from the sewing machine from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Call 633-4593 to receive supply lists. Master Clothing Volunteers will teach these classes. You may also bring sewing projects to share with your fellow sewers or to receive assistance. Sewing machines are available or you may bring your own with instruction booklet.

Next week
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Crochet class
Come to the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 to learn how to crochet.  If you are already know how to crochet, you can show your crochet project to others and learn new crochet techniques. This class will be taught by Hope Kremer. To reserve a spot, call 633-4593.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is coming to Shelby Christian Church in the fall. Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. through Nov. 12. Girls on the Run is a 10-week program that combines physical activity with inspiring, fun lessons that teach girls how to handle the difficult social pressures of adolescence. The middle school curriculum, called Heart & Sole, provides sixth to eighth grade girls with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices. All middle school girls in the Shelbyville area are encouraged to join though space is limited. The cost is $15. For more information, visit www.gotrlouisville.org or E-mail Lisa Runkle at Lisa.Runkle@girlsontherun.org. To register for the Fall 2015 season, visit https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/1IQMCI4SXSLSFPC and use code “SCC” when registering.
Dabbling in the arts
Enjoy a fun evening with your family as local artist Stephanie Allison leads a Zentangles class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. You will practice Zentangle techniques and work on an art project. The cost is only $2 per person. The class size is limited. Please call 633-4593 to reserve space in this fun class. For more information, call 633-4593.
Holiday bazaar
Fisherville Baptist Church will have a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 at 14910 Taylorsville Road.
Kentucky Book Fair
Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum and his son, Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr., both of Shelbyville, will be among the authors at the Kentucky Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Gen. Van Stockum will be featured with his latest book My Father: British Sergeant Reginald G. Bareham (1894-1916), while his son sells Cosmos, the Stellar Stalker and Markman’s Home, both from the science fiction-type genre. The Gen. Van Stockum had a 30-year career in the Marine Corps and still writes a guest column for The Sentinel-News at age 99. His son is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist and actor with the community theatre.
‘The Pleasureville connection’
A book release/signing of the book “The Pleasureville Connection 1784 - 2015” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Pleasureville Farmers Market located at 1120 Main St. in Pleasureville. Appetizers will be served and a raffle will be held.  Excerpts from the book will also be read by the editor, Mike Grimes. The event is free and open to the public.
Pork chops in Bagdad
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a pork chop supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. The cost is $9.
801 Series at SCCT
Reginald Bareham will present a 45-year retrospective of songs written, sung and performed by Ronald Van Stockum Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St. This is part of the Upstairs at 801 Series. The event will have Reggie Van Stockum, vocals and guitar; Thomas Van Stockum, bass, guitar; Brian Ginn, snare; Paul Woods, drums; Kelly Hickerson, guitar; Lewis Mathis, guitar; Tom Hynes, saxophones; David Clemant, trombones; Lynne Chenault, vocals; Melinda Mathis Hardin, vocals; Jeff Waldridge, bass. Sponsored by Gary and Janey Walls and Neil and Sharon Hackworth.
Persimmon Ridge art, craft show
The 3rd Annual Persimmon Ridge Art and Crafts Show will be from 1 p.m. to 5 Nov. 14 at the Persimmon Ridge Clubhouse, 72 Persimmon Ridge Drive, Louisville. The event is free, and refreshments will be available while shopping.

Chamber annual meeting, awards luncheon
The 2015 annual meeting and awards luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. Bill Lamb,
president and general manager of WDRB and WMYO, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 each. Recognized during the event will be the diplomat of the year, chamber member of the year and the Shelbyville citizen of the year. For more information, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or E-mail johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the home of Kate Hinkle. The program will be conducted by Claudette Long.
Lottie Moon auction
Burks Branch Baptist Church will have the annual Thanksgiving Meal Fellowship and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Auction on Nov. 20. Located at 2023 Fox Run Road.
Turkey Trot
The Leadership Shelby Turkey Trot will be Nov. 21 at Sixth and Main streets. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk will get underway at 8:30. Register online at headfirstperformance.com or print out a registration form at leadershipshelby.com. For more information, contact Rosemary Riggs at 502-682-1053 or E-mail leadershipshelby@gmail.com.
Canned food drive
Beauty Pro’s Salon & Boutique, 802 Washington Street, is partnering with Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville for a canned food drive. During the month of November, bring in non-perishable food items and receive 50 cents off any salon service per item donated, up to $10 per family. The items will be taken to the church and put into food baskets to be distributed to local families. For more information, call 502-991-3275.

SCCT acting classes and workshops
Shelby County Community Theatre Academy will have acting classes and workshops for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 18 for $150. Have you always wanted to take an acting class? Do you have a dramatic child or grandchild who is made for the stage? Have you ever wanted to audition for a play, but didn’t feel ready? Shelby County Community Theatre will introduce SCCT Academy, an on-going offering of acting classes and workshops for all ages! Classes and workshops will meet one day per week for one to two hours in a six to eight week session. Acting for Kids I is for kids in third through sixth grade. This class includes improvisation games, audition techniques, stage makeup, playwriting, basic blocking techniques, character development and the mechanics of acting (facial expression, voice, body, movement). All SCCT classes and workshops include an SCCT Academy T-shirt. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. To register, call 502-633-0222 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org.
Bagged leaf pickup
The City of Shelbyville, Department of Public Works will offer leaf pick-up through Jan. 1. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied, with a 40-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.
Teens sponsor blanket drive
The Shelby County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will sponsor a “Christmas Blanket Drive” for preschool children attending the Northside Early Childhood Center. Library patrons and the general public are encouraged to participate in this community project. The blankets needed are the (new) small, fleece ones. Boxes are set up in the main lobby of the library as well as in the Children’s Department.
Story hours at library
Story Hours at the Shelby County Public Library through May will be 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for preschool ages 2 to 4; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays for baby and toddler time (newborns to young 2s). For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Free GED classes
New free GED classes are at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. JCTC Shelby County Adult Education is offering GED and skills upgrade classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Visit the library now during class hours to register.
Movies at library for seniors
Movies for seniors 50+ will be the third Friday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies are free and popcorn and water will be provided. Call the library for movie titles. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or media@scplibrary.net.
Senior services and program
The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 each day with various activities scheduled throughout the day for 60 years of age and above to enjoy. To make a reservation, one week in advance, call 502-633-2218.
Lawn Warriors Service LLC
The Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 is creating a Veteran Lawn Care Service to provide income for veterans of all military and naval services of the United States of America. This business will be managed and operated by veteran members of the Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179. This veteran service will be licensed and insured and will provide the best quality of lawn care service. Services provided are mowing, trimming, cleanups, mulching, gutter cleanings, window cleaning, deck staining. For more information, free quotes or service, contact Vietnam Veteran, Jim Morris at 502-419-5584 (text or call), or E-mail jim.morris1@twc.com
Bookmobile schedule
The Bookmobile operates on a two week rotating schedule making numerous community stops around the city and county, so there’s one close to you. The public is welcome at all stops. Our traveling library is filled with materials for children, teens, and adults. On the bookmobile you can: register for a library card; check out books and magazines; access free wifi; and return both library and bookmobile items.  To have the bookmobile services at your home or daycare, call the library at 502-633-3803 and ask to speak with Amanda, our Bookmobile Librarian, to see if you qualify.
Recovery on the Run
Recovery on the Run, a Women’s Christian-based recovery support group, including drugs and alcohol meets weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at New Mt. Zion’s Community Development Center or CDC at 701 Main St. Pre-registration is necessary for childcare, contact Teresa Smith at 502-548-1561. Sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs.
CASA recruiting volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.
Events at Clay Street
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We have mentors ready to be matched with youth ages 7-16. Do you want a Big Brother or Big Sister for your Little? Visit BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745.
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. A model of the former Bagdad School created by Jerry Ruble has been added to the museum display and also some Bagdad School memorabilia. This school was demolished in the mid 1980’s. 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.
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.
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.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery program at First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip 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 633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be at 7 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 502-633-5059.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
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.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 502-633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 502-633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or e-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers are now scheduling for 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 noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 502-220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Brittany Mitchell at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 502-633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.