Datebook: Oct. 23, 2013

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This week
Decorating seminar
Learn to make a little money go a long way in decorating your home. Visit the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, at 10 a.m. today for this free program on low-cost decorating. Participants are invited to bring an item you have made from something that would be considered trash. For more information, call 633-4593.
Homemakers book club
The Shelby County Homemakers Book Club will meet at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring your lunch and a favorite book that you would like to encourage others to read. For more information, call 633-4593.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Guest speaker will be Mayor Tom Hardesty with the topic “A Look Back at 2013 and A Look Forward to 2014.” Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Cookbook signing
A book signing of the cookbook, 3 Peas in a Pod, will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Polka Dotted Pineapple Consignment Boutique. This is a cookbook of favorite recipes of Charlene Nation and her, family and friends. Refreshments will be served.
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 Thursday untl 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.
Introduction to beekeeping
Introduction to Beekeeping, a 2-part beginner’s beekeeping class, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday 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.
Republican Party meeting
The Shelby County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Ken Kearns, vice chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, will be the speaker. The meeting will be open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, call Jennifer Decker at 502-773-2326.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
SCHS Homecoming parade/dance
Shelby County High School’s Homecoming parade begins at East Middle Elementary at 1:45 p.m. on Friday. A Homecoming dance for SCHS students will be after the game until 11:30 p.m. The cost will be $2 at the door. For more information, contact Jessica Chambers at 633-2344 ext. 181 or Jessica.chambers@shelby.kyschools.us.
Project Graduation cornhole tourney
A cornhole tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Collins High School to support Project Graduation and Collins’ graduation. The cost is $5 per person. Cash prizes will be available. For more information, contact Maggie Garrett at 502-275-9275 or Armando Luna at 502-321-9871 or armandolunajuniorfire@yahoo.com.
SCHS Class of ‘93 Homecoming
The Shelby County High School Class of 1993 will celebrate Homecoming beginning Friday at SCHS’ Homecoming football game. A section will be blocked off in the lot for tailgating. Dinner and a dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Chastity Carter at chascarter2012@hotmail.com.
Dorman Bingo center grand opening
The grand weekend opening for the Dorman Bingo center will be at 2 p.m. Friday at 1857 Midland Trail. The center will move from the Simpsonville location into the old bowling alley in Shelbyville. Events will include prize wheels, pull tabs, poker and bingo all weekend to give the community a chance to check out all the work that has taken place during the past 10 months. Bingo will be conducted four nights a week after the opening. For more information, call 647-6000.
Shelby Baptist celebration
The Shelby Baptist Association will host “On Mission Celebration” Friday through Sunday. There will be a county-wide worship service at 7 p.m. Friday at Highland Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Nik Ripken, missionary and author of the book The Insanity of God. A missions fair will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Graefenburg Baptist Church. Events include 40 missions booths, children/youth worship from 10 to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guest will be Ruth Ripken, missionary for International Mission Board; David Garrard, Gospel Magician; Bill Barker, Appalachian Regional Ministries; and George and Cathy Chinn, Mississippi River Ministries.
SHS Class of 1973 reunion
The Shelbyville High School Class of 1973 will have its 40th class reunion on Saturday 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. Saturday 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’s celebration and work day will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will be joined by local residents, school personnel and 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.
Aquaculture association workshop
The Kentucky Aquaculture Association’s 2013 annual meeting and workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center, 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort. The cost will be $25 for KAA members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by Oct. 18 to shawn.coyle@kysu.edu or angela.caporelli@kysu.edu by Oct. 18. A block of rooms will be available at $76.49 plus tax at the Best Western Parkside Inn, 80 Chenault Road (right off route 60, Versailles Road, near I-64) in Frankfort. To make reservations, call 502-695-6111 before Tuesday.
Tiny Missile cheer clinic
East Middle School Missile cheerleading team will have a tiny Missile cheer clinic for children 18 months to 4 years old from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost of $25 includes a T-shirt and the opportunity to perform at halftime of the EMS basketball game on Nov. 5. Pre-registration is required to receive a T-shirt and is due by Friday to Lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us. For more information, contact Lauren at 633-2344 or visit www.leaguelineup.com/emscheer.
NAACP freedom fund banquet
The Shelbyville area NAACP branch Freedom Fund banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club. This year’s theme is “We’ve Come Too Far to Turn Back Now.” The speaker will be Gerald Smith, associate professor of African-American history from the University of Kentucky and co-editor of the book Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. Volume Six: Advocate of the Social Gospel. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Oct. 18. Contact Janice Harris, president, at 502-321-6896; Evette Beasley, vice president, at 633-0277; Veronica May, treasurer,  at 232-5333; Kim Critchlow, secretary, at 905-8453; or Marcia Duncan at 321-4978.
Wingate Lodge country ham breakfast
Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville will host a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The menu includes country ham, potatoes, biscuits, gravy and eggs.
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 from 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.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Shakespeare group meeting
The Shelbyville Shakespeare Group meets 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Library. The topic for this session is xx. Anyone interested in Shakespeare is invited to attend.
Meet-and-greet bingo
The Shelby County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a meet-and-greet bingo at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. All participants should bring a gift of approximately $5 value.  Everyone is a winner. For more information, call 633-4593.

Next week
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the home of Tina Sanderlin. Barbara Hammon will provide the program and Anne Armstrong will give a book.
Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry
The Mount Eden Ruritan Club annual pre-election day fish fry will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the club. Fish and side dishes will be $10 per plate. For more information, contact Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
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.
Garden cleanup
The public is invited to help Shelby County Master Gardeners put the McClure Botanical Gardens to bed for the winter from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 2. On the work side, the group will add mulch, do some pruning and eliminate weeds. Participants will learn to prune a tree for disease control and how to prune shrubs at the correct time. There is also a collection of perennials to give away on a you-dig-you-take basis. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
Variety show at SCCT
Shelby County Community theatre presents the Reginald Bareham Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. Featured at the event are the Funky GroundH2O Bluegrass Band and other local singers and musicians. Tickets are adults $15, seniors $12 and students $10 and will be available at the door. The variety show is part of the theater’s Upstairs at 801 Series. For more information, call 633-0222. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

Sewing circle
Sew with others anytime from 3 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 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.
Christmas gala at Wakefield-Scearce
The annual Christmas gala at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will be Nov. 6-9 at 525 Washington Street. More than a dozen themed trees are placed throughout the room settings in the gallery, decorated by the professional design staff at the gallery. A traditional, fully decorated 15-foot tree on the main floor of the gallery is the tallest tree on display. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. For more information, contact 633-4382 or visit http://visitshelbyky.com/ai1ec_event/wakefield-scearce-gallery-christmas....
Couponing 101
You will learn new techniques and tips at How to Thursday’s “Couponing 101.” This free class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Bring coupon ideas, locations and computer sites to share with others. For more information, call 633-4593.
Lantern lighting
In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, March of Dimes is sponsoring a lantern lighting event will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Passport Health Plan, 5100 Commerce Crossings in Louisville. Dozens of lanterns will be released in the night sky to honor or remember the special baby in your life during this free event. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 31, contact Sandy at 502-473-6674 or E-mail sbowling@marchofdimes.com.
Chamber day at the races
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have a day at the races from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Tickets are $40 per person and covers the cost of admission, reserved seating, race program and buffet lunch. A cash bar will be available. Only a handful of tickets remains available. To register, visit shelbycountykychamber.com or contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or Johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
NAACP conference
The 66th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Kentucky State Conference will be Nov. 8-9 at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd. in Frankfort. The Shelby County branch will participate in this event. For more information, contact Jonathan T. Lott Sr., conference planning chair, at 502-395-3045 or Janice Harris at sisterjaniceharris@hotmail.com.
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.
First Baptist of Fisherville bazaar
The annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church of Fisherville, 14910 Taylorsville Road in Fisherville. For more information, call 502-267-5605 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
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.
‘I Decide to Stop Diabetes Sunday’
The American Diabetes Association will host the national “I Decide To Stop Diabetes Sunday” for churches on Nov. 10. During worship service or in the church bulletin, the pastor or a designated representative shares a scripted message with the congregation about diabetes. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Veterans appreciation reception
All veterans – active, retired, and reserved, all men and women who have ever served our country -- with their families and friends are invited to attend the Veterans Appreciation Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a short ceremony at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension Homemakers at 633-4593.
Veterans Day parade
The annual UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veterans Day parade planning committee has issued a call for entries for this year’s parade, which will be 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, starting at Fourth and Chestnut in Louisville. The parade is open to all veterans’ organizations and individual veterans, all branches of the Armed Services, veterans’ service organizations, military re-enactment and historical groups and fraternal organizations. Volunteer opportunities also exist for flag carriers who will line the parade route and other tasks. Additional information and registration forms are available by calling 502-228-5237.  
Chamber annual meeting
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 annual meeting and awards luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Featured guest will be retired Army Col. Walter Herd. Reservations are required, with ticket price of $25 per person, and the deadline is Nov. 8. For more information or reservations, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
Heathy holiday cooking and eating program
As part of November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, a special program will be presented at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Participants will learn about healthy lifestyle habits to prevent and/or manage diabetes. The program will include cooking demonstrations, food sampling, free recipes and answers to your questions. This will be an “Extreme Makeover – Holiday Recipe Edition.” The Oldham, Shelby and Spencer County Cooperative Extension Services are sponsoring this program. For more information or to register, call 633-4593.
Stormhaven fundraiser dinner
Stormhaven Youth Ranch will host a fall fundraising BBQ dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Events will include square dancing, silent auction and T-shirt sales. Tickets are $15 online or at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the ranch. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 655-0845 or visit www.stormhavenyr.org.
Holiday bazaar and luncheon
The Lighthouse Baptist Church will have a holiday bazaar and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church, on Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Anticipated vendors include Avon, Pampered Chef, handmade jewelry, candy, wreaths, crafts, and more. Chili, hotdogs and desserts will be available (whole or by the slice). For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit the Facebook page at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville.
Book sale for animals
A book sale to benefit the Shelby County Animal Shelter will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park. For information on selling or donating books, call Katie at 633-7525.
Light up Simpsonville
Light up Simpsonville will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Wiche Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. Mayor Steve Eden will light up the city’s annual light display, Santa will visit and there will be a chili dinner for residents.
Chili supper fundraiser
Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will have a chili supper from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville. The menu will include beef chili, white chili, vegetarian chili, sandwiches, toppings, drinks and homemade desserts for $5 per person.
Blood drive
A blood drive in Shelby County will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-4070.
Turkey Trot
Leadership Shelby’s eighth annual turkey trot will be Nov. 23 in downtown Shelbyville. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Sixth and Main streets, and the race begins at 8:30. Awards are given for first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers in 10 ages categories. Prize money of $50 is awarded to the overall male and female winners. Visit leadershipshelby.com for the registration form or register online at active.com. The cost of registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and younger) cost is $15. For more information, contact roriggs1@aol.com.
Farm City Banquet
The Shelbyville/Shelby County Kiwanis Club will host the Farm City Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Floral Hall, Shelby County Fairgrounds. The keynote speaker will be Warren Beeler, Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s director of ag policy. Among other awards given, will be the Farmer of the Year award. A ticket is needed for admission and will be distributed through sponsors. For more information, contact Ferenc Vegh at 633-2310.
‘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.
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 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.
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.
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.

Mini Missile cheer clinic
Children 4 years old through eighth grade can join the East Middle School Missile cheerleading team for a month. Send name, school, grade Lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us. The cost of $75 includes a bow, three practice dates with EMS cheerleaders and the opportunity to cheer with the cheerleaders at two EMS basketball games. Late registratrants will not receive a T-shirt. Practice games will be Tuesday for the Nov. 21 boys’ game. The games will be played from 6 to 8 p.m. The third practice will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 12.
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. Dates for receiving applications will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30; 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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.