Datebook: Oct. 2, 2013

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This week
USS Columbus veterans reunion
USS Columbus will have a reunion today through Sunday at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. For more information, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505 or Hope4391@frontier.com.
Homemakers meeting
All extension homemakers and other interested people are invited to attend the area annual homemaker meeting to see and learn about fashions from the era of Mary Todd Lincoln and her sister Emily. The meeting will be on Thursday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $15 registration fee is due to the Shelby County Extension Office. The cost includes an autumn buffet lunch and the program. For more information, call 633-4593.
Author Herd to visit library
Spend an evening with retired U.S. Army Col. Walter Herd of Simpsonville from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Herd published a book, Unconventional Warrier, Memoir of a Special Operations Commander in Afghanistan. He will talk about his experiences and insight on the war on terror. For more information and registration, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
‘How to’ in the lawn and garden
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a “How to …  in the lawn and garden” class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Master Gardeners will discuss planting bulbs, cleaning up the garden properly, taking cuttings and getting ready for next year. The class is free, but registrations are needed by calling 633-4593. This is the first in a series of “How to…” classes that will be offered by Extension the first Thursday of each month.
Bagdad Ruritan
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Lions Club
Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Crusade fish fry fundraiser
The Bagdad Fire Protection District will have a Crusade for Children fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bagdad Fire Station. Each meal costs $8. There will be free delivery within 10 miles on orders of four or more meals. All proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. For more information, contact Mike Roberts at 502-220-0934.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Stratton Center. 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.  
WMS cheerleaders fundraiser
The West Middle School’s cheerleaders will work for tips from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at FireFresh BBQ in Shelbyville. Stop by for dinner and have the squad refill drinks, get condiments and napkins and any other help to make your dining experience special.
‘Doubt, A Parable’
Tickets go on sale Friday for Shelby County Community Theatre’s Upstairs at 801 production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19, and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville.
Crusade for Children hayride fundraiser
The Simpsonville Fire Auxiliary will host its 11th annual Crusade for Children hayride fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tractors  load at Simpsonville Fire Station 3, 44 First Day Lane, the main entrance for Equestrian Lakes, in Finchville, off KY 148. The menu includes chili, dessert and drinks, and music will be performed by Silver Wings band. All proceeds will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
Habitat warehouse clearance
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County will have a warehouse clearance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 703 South 3rd St. in Shelbyville. Items include cabinets, sinks, and lots of miscellaneous items that may be taken with a donation to HFHSC. Items must be taken that day.
Finchville Baptist fundraiser
The Finchville Baptist Guatemala Mission Team will host a chili/bean soup fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Finchville Baptist Church. Meals can be eaten at the church or carried out. Along with the soups will be cornbread and desserts.
Children’s movie at library
A free children’s movie, the original version of The Muppet Movie, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Free popcorn will be provided, but viewers will need to bring their own drinks. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Mount Eden Saddle Club contest
Mount Eden Saddle Club will sponsor a contest show on Saturday at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds. There will be more than $500 added money. Events will include running barrels, flags and poles. Warm-ups start at 11 a.m., and the show will start at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Sharon at 502-738-9741 or Leslie at 502-321-8166.
Shelby County Toy Run
A Shelby County Toy Run will be on Saturday. The event is sponsored by and starts at Bethesda Church of God in conjunction with Team Iron Angels of Finchville and “The Others Riding Club of Shelbyville.” Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and kickstands up at noon. Entry fee is one packaged toy valued at $10 or $10 donation per rider. All proceeds go to benefit the Salvation Army of Shelbyville. For more information, contact Morris Lyons at 502-321-3147 or Everett Barber at 502-321-8695.
Spencer County horse show
The Spencer County horse show will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Gate admission is $2, and 6-year-olds and younger are free. For more information, contact Frank Rearden at 502-232-5138, Preston McDonald at 502-422-0176, Connie McDonald at 502-232-0739, Mary Lisby at 502-738-5388, Mae Rearden at 502-991-1505 or John Shouse at 502-437-7083.
Hazardous waste event
A household hazardous waste collection event will be at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 120 Midland Boulevard. The event is sponsored by the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County and is free to all Shelby County residents. For more information, contact Kathy Ranard at 633-4774 or www.shelbycountykentucky.com or Jennifer Herrell at 633-1094 or www.shelbyvillekentucky.com.
Painted Stone fall festival
Painted Stone Elementary fall festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Events include games, inflatables, face and pumpkin painting, photo booth, DJ, silent auction, featuring American girl doll, a Rick Pitino-signed ball, Cincinnati Reds tickets and much more. Food available will be hot dogs, tacos, pork chop sandwiches, hamburgers and Kona Ice. Everyone is welcome. $5 wristbands for unlimited games and inflatables. For more information, contact Allison Shafer at ashafer79@mac.com.
Theater fundraiser
“An Evening at Science Hill,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, will support the efforts of the Shelby County Community Theatre. The event includes cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and silent and live auctions at 8:30, and the cost is $75 per person. The dress will be cocktail attire. There will be PGA tickets, jewelry, a bourbon tour and entertainment packages available. For more information, call 633-0242. To view auction items, visit Shelbytheatre.org. Science Hill Inn is at 525 Washington St. in Shelbyville.
CHS and SCHS car wash
Collins High School orchestra and Shelby County High School choir and orchestra will have a free car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville. Donations are accepted and will support the many activities of the music programs, including a trip to Orlando in January.
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.
Adler reunion
The Adler reunion will be Sunday at Masonic Lodge in Simpsonville. Bring a dish. For more information, call 722-5220.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gallrein Farms.
Kroos in concert
Mark Kroos, an award-winning acoustical guitarist, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church. Admission is a donation. To learn more about Kroos, visit www.markkroos.com. He will also perform two songs during the 11 a.m. worship service.
SC3 Friends concert
The Shelby County Community Children’s Choir (SC3) will present its second annual “SC3 and Friends” concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There is no charge for admission. There are several special guests scheduled to appear, including Jordan Lardner, Rick Reinle and the Prologuers.
Bailey family reunion
The annual Bailey family reunion will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights in Frankfort, with a potluck lunch at 1. Bring any photos and memories that you want to share. For additional information, call Danny Bailey at 502-875-5182.
Operation Christmas Child kickoff
Operation Christmas Child Countdown will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Christian Church. Hear from a local volunteer who recently traveled to Africa to distribute shoebox gifts, receive 2013 promotional materials and “GO” boxes. There will also be door prizes and refreshments.
Yamuna program at FAC
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a “save your hips workshop” at 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the aerobics room at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Register by Friday at the FAC front desk. Pre-registration and payment is required. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call 633-5059.
Sit-n-Sew program
Crafters and quilters will have a second Sit-n-Sew event on Monday at the Miller Outdoor Education Center, led by Amy Scrogham. The event will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., come anytime. Bring an UFO (un-finished object) and a machine or some handwork. There are several groups that meet in Shelby County; however they’re all during the day. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Car Club meeting
Shelby County Car Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Hardee’s in Shelbyville.
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 on Monday at the Multi-purpose Community Action Senior Center at 207 Washington Street. For further information, call Lise Sageser at 321-1805.  
Angel Tree applications
The Shelby County Salvation Army unit Angel Tree application schedules for 2013 will be received at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 7th and Washington streets in Shelbyville. Dates for receiving applications will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 16, 22, 30; 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 24; and 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12. Applicants must live in Shelby County and have a Social Security card for all children or a government document. Parents must bring an ID and proof of all household income, telephone numbers and sizes of all children (15 and under). Children of parents with tax ID# will not need a Social Security number. Salary range for a couple with one child must be $19,000, two children $22,600, three children $25,600 and four or more children $29,200. Do not bring children to the application process. For more information, contact 321-6170.
Cemetery walking tour
Friends of Grove Hill will host the annual fall walking tour with wine and cheese at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, starting at the chapel at Grove Hill Cemetery. A $10 donation is requested per person to help with ongoing restoration of early era monuments.
Squire Boone statue meeting
The Squire Boone Statue Committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Birch House at Clear Creek Park. Anyone wanting to join the committee is welcome to come, and the public is invited.
Shelbyville Lions Club
Shelbyville Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 207 Washington Street.
Habitat for Humanity open house
An open house for Shelby County Habitat for Humanity will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. This event is to answer questions for those interested in obtaining a Habitat home and those interested in volunteering. For more information, call 633-5518.

Next week
Bookfest book sale
Bookfest, the Friends of the Library’s annual sale of used books and other items to raise money for literacy will be Wednesday through Oct. 12 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the Bookfest will go to support the library and The Sentinel-News Newspapers in Education program. Donations of new and pre-owned books, CDs and DVDs and art objects are being accepted. No encyclopedias or VHS tapes will be accepted. Drop items at The Sentinel-News, 703 Taylorsville Road, or at Crahan Wealth Management, 529 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will pick up books from patrons who live within the Shelbyville city limits. Opening night of the Bookfest, a members-only event, will include a silent auction, refreshments and an opportunity to meet with local authors. Hours are 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 10-11 and 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 12. For more information, contact 633-3803.
An evening with James Markert
Spend an evening with James Markert, author of A White Wind Blew, from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Markert grew up in Louisville in the shadow of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a building with a reputation as one of the most haunted places on earth. This was the library staff’s pick for best summer book. Registration requested for seating purposes. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11 or send an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County Chapter meets 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Shelby County Library in the Hudson Room.. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Jack-O-Lantern trail at Iroquois Park
Local artists will carve more than 5,000 pumpkins, which will light a trail the length of five football fields at the base of Iroquois Park. Produced for the first time in Louisville, the Jack-O-Lantern spectacular will take place nightly starting at dusk from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. The trail opens at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and tickets for adults are $12, seniors (62+) $10, children (3- to 12-years) $9; Friday through Saturday adults are $15, seniors (62+) $13, children (3- to 12-years) $12. Individual tickets may be purchased daily, starting at 9 a.m., for use the same evening at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502-363-7766 or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will benefit Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities. For more information, contact Erika Nelson at 502-456-3253 or Erika.Nelson@louisvilleky.gov.
Mount Eden final horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host an end-of-season horse show at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club’s grounds in Mount Eden. Classes include Western, gaited, miniature, contest and three championship classes. A free stick-horse race will be available for the kids, and there will be door prizes. There will be a $2 gate fee, and children 6 years old and younger are free. For more information call, Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Leslie at 502-321-8166 or Sharon at 502-738-9741.
Komen Race for Cure
The 18h annual Komen Louisville Race for the Cure will be Oct. 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. Online registration for both individual and team participation is available at KomenLouisville.org. Prices range from $10 for youth non-timed (eighth grade or lower) to $30 for adult timed. Paper registration is an additional $5. Sleep-in for the Cure is also available for those who want to support the race but are not able to be there for $35 and includes the cost to mail shirts directly to the participants.
Car club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Shelbyville Chrysler on Midland Trail.
Nature craft at Red Orchard
Create tree inspired art with Kentucky Division of Forestry Ranger Sara Johns between 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Red Orchard Park. The event is suitable for all ages and is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
‘Light the night’ corn maze
Mulberry Orchard will host a “Light the Night” corn maze from 6:30 to 8:30 on Oct. 12 and Oct. 25 at 1330 Mulberry Pike. The cost is $5 per person, with children 5-years-old and younger free. Supervision of youth is mandatory, one adult per five youth, minimum. Flashlights are required. For more information, call 502-655-2633 or visit www.MulberryOrchardKY.com.
Democratic chili supper
Voters get a chance to meet and greet Democratic candidates at a chili supper from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Stratton Center. The menu includes chili, sandwiches, dessert and drinks. This event is sponsored by the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee. A donation of $5 is requested.
Caning class
Learn to use cane in a course at 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $48 registration is due by Sept. 27. This covers the cost of the oak foot stool and caning material. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 633-4593.
Free GED 2013 classes
Do you need your GED credential?  Last test dates of 2013 are Oct. 16 and 17, Nov. 13 and 14, and Dec. 11 and 12.  Don’t lose your current test credit.  Finish your test or get started today to complete your GED before the test changes in January 2014. Call Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669 to register now for free classes.
Diabetes and community health meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition meets the third Thursday of each month to discuss ways we can make Shelby, Henry and Bullitt counties healthier places, especially for people living with diabetes. The group works to create healthy resources for our communities, influence public policy, and plan educational events for the public and for professionals. The next meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bullitt County Extension Office. Working lunch will be provided with RSVP. For more information, call Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, send an E-mail to teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. The meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. The topics will be planning the Nov. 21 chili supper, reforming Shelby Energy, stopping the Bluegrass pipeline, passing fairness ordinance, restoring voting rights and promoting the Affordable Care Act.
Introduction to beekeeping
Introduction to Beekeeping, a 2-part beginner’s beekeeping class, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes are free, but reservations are required. For more information or to confirm attendance, call 633-4593 or send an E-mail to beekeeper66@gmail.com.
Halloween event in New Castle
The Locker in New Castle will host a night of Halloween classic movies and games on Oct. 18 at 24 S. Main St. Food will be served from 6 to 8 p.m., and the menu will include hot dogs, $1; bowl of chili, $1.50; and drinks or water, $1. All proceeds will go to the projector fund. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. A costume contest and bobbing for apples will be for newborn to 5-year-olds, 6-to-10-year-olds, and 11-to-15-year-olds. Pumpkin carving contest will include the category of 16-year-olds and older. First-, second- and third-place prices will be awarded in all games and categories. Every child who enters will receive a prize. For more information, call 502-845-5750.
Montell, Hornback at library
State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, for a “Meet and Greet Your Legislators” session on Oct. 19. The event will be in the Reading Room, and refreshments will be served. October has been set aside as Friends of the Library month. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Diabetes walk
American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be Oct. 19 at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk for 1 mile or run for 3 miles begins at 10 a.m. A 1-mile fun walk is available for families. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. Other events include children’s play area, free food, entertainment, free blood glucose testing, vision screening, blood pressure checks, body mass index checks and giveaways and educational resources at the Health & Wellness Festival. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317 or E-mail hoverfield@diabetes.org.
Suicide awareness event
Tiandra Taylor, a senior at Collins High School, will host a community event for families and friends of suicide victims at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park. Information will be available for grievance counseling and suicide awareness. Bring yellow balloons to release during the event and candles to burn. There will ministers from the community to offer words of encouragement, and anyone is welcome to share memories of a loved one.. For more information, call 502-257-3030 or send an E-mail to gloria_lee_taylor@yahoo.com.
Graveyard tales at library
“Graveyard tales” will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 among the tombstones on the Shelby County Public Library’s front lawn, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The event will be presented by Thomas Freese, master storyteller, artist and author. Bring a blanket or chair or both. Stories are suited for all ages. In case of inclement weather, stories move to the Hudson Room. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11, or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Tabata camp
Patti Cloar, a certified fitness trainer, is bringing back Tabata reboot camp at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Classes will be conducted from Oct. 24 to Nov. 24. Tabata is an interval-based fitness workout that helps you break through plateaus and improve your other workouts. Class times are 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. A package of eight classes is $45 for members, $65 for non-members; four classes is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Drop-in per class rate is $10 for members, $12  for non-members on a space-available basis. Sign up by Oct. 22 at the FAC front desk. Preregistration and payment is required for packages. For more information, call 633-5059.
Halloween party at Red Orchard
A kid-friendly Halloween party for children ages 11 and younger will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Red Orchard Park. There will be crafts, special guests and treats to get everyone in the Halloween mood. Let the kids wear their costumes and have some old fashioned fun. Free event, donations welcomed. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
SHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1973 will have its 40th class reunion on Oct. 26 in the Kentucky Room at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. A buffet dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Tony Ruble at Tonyruble@insightbb.com or Debbie Bradley Weakly at Debbie.weakly@hotmail.com, or visit Shelbyville Class of 73 Facebook page.
Volunteer day
Volunteer day will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Red Orchard Park. Help is needed to refresh the landscape around the Miller Outdoor Education Center and to assist with mulching, weeding and housekeeping. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Mattress program celebrates
A Place to Sleep celebration and work day will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will be joined by local residents, school personnel, friends of A Place to Sleep and community leaders. There will be games, food and music. Bring a donation of a new pillow, twin-sized sheets, blankets, comforters or protective bed-bug coverings. Donations can also be brought to the celebration. To make a  donation call 502-321-7116.
Pumpkin party
A pumpkin party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. There will be games, food, candy, fun, plus a pumpkin-decorating contest. Pumpkins need to be carved ahead of time, and judging will take place at 7:30 p.m. The cost is a large bag of candy per family.
Bagdad Ruritan 60th anniversary
The Bagdad Ruritan Club will have a 60th anniversary dinner celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Martha Layne Collins will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $10, which includes dinner, dessert and drink. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Kathy Humes at 747-5757 or E-mail k.humes@hotmail.com.
Diabetes educational day
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will host a Diabetes Educational Day for Henry County and Shelby County residents from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Henry County Middle School. Limited transportation will be available from Shelby County. Featured Speakers include Dr. Pam Allweiss, nationally recognized diabetes expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and Charla Young, local celebrity from WAVE-Channel 3’s Power to Change program. There will be breakout sessions for persons with diabetes, family members, and community members. RSVP to Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or monahuff.henrykipda@gmail.com.
Halloween with Mount Eden Saddle Club
The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host a Halloween dance and costume contest on Nov. 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds. Silver Wings band will entertain from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cost will be $5 for adults, children 6-years and younger and members are free. There will be a contest for scariest, funniest and cutest kid’s costume for those younger than 12. Proceeds from the dance will be used to buy Christmas gifts for community children in need. The 2014 officer elections will be at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Leslie at 502-321-8166 or Sharon at 502-738-9741.
Community fall festival
A community fall festival will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. Events include a chili supper, hay rides, games, cake auction and concessions. For more information, visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Celebration of Lights
The Celebration of Lights, the lighting of downtown Shelbyville for the start of the Christmas shopping season, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 between 3rd and 9th streets in downtown Shelbyville. Events will include food, crafts, shops open late and the lighting of the Shelbyville Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Performances will be at the Shelby County Courthouse steps, starting at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Glenda Hilling at 633-0001 or E-mail therubyrooster@twc.com or therubyrooster@insightbb.com.
Trims and Whims
The Trims and Whims Christmas craft show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Wright Elementary, 500 Rocket Lane. The historical Shelby ornaments will be for sale, and the tea room will be open for lunch both days. For more information, contact Joanna Freels at joanna.freels@yahoo.com.
‘Christmas Carol’
The production of Shelby County Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The play will be directed by Craig Nolan Highley. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.

Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be 5-6 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks through Nov. 18 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. Call 633-4593 to register.
Shelby Shape Ups
Get ready for fall activities with the new series of armchair exercises at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Classes meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These exercises are approved by the arthritis foundation and help participants increase strength, flexibility and balance. The 6-week series will continue through Oct. 19. Join the series at anytime for only $20. For more information, call 633-4593.
Arthritis exercise classes
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center will host an arthritis exercise class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through Oct. 25 at the senior center located at 207 Washington St. This program is a low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. For more information or to register, call 633-2218. Class is free to participants 60 and older. A fee of $2 may apply to anyone under 60.
Shelby County Farmers’ Market
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market added a mid-week market every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is in addition to the Saturday market, held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday through October in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail in Shelbyville. For more information, visit shelbycokyfarmersmarket.com.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be 5-6 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks starting today through Nov. 18 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. Call 633-4593 to register.
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.
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
Movies for seniors, 50 and older, will be at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month through December at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested. The movies, popcorn and water are all free. For more information or for movie titles, 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.
Free dance exercise class
A free women’s dance exercise class will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday at Simpsonville Baptist Church. This is a video-driven class held in the Family Life Center. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.
‘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 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 Sandy McGill at 502-647-0300 or E-mail sandymcgill@insightbb.com.
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 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Scrabble club
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
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/.

Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
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.