Datebook: Oct. 9, 2013

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This 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 today through Saturday 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. 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. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. For more information, call 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. Thursday 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. Thursday 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.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call Tana Peers at 502-257-2557, E-mail tana.peers@insightbb.com or Danny Keeton at 502-647-3252, E-mail demond072@msn.com.
Waddy Ruritan
Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finchville Ruritan
Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group meets 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Flu shots in Frankfort
Commonwealth Credit Union will provide drive-thru flu shots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Eligible recipients must by 18 years old or older. To complete the flu vaccination paperwork required by the Franklin County Health Department ahead of time, visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/flushot.php. The cost is $25. and cash, checks, Humana, Medicare Part B and Medicaid will be accepted. For more information, contact Cindy Block at 502-564-4775, 800-228-6420 ext. 5229 or cblock@cwcu.org.
Drug court graduation
The drug court graduation will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Shelby County Judicial Center, 401 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, contact JoAnn Rowan at 647-3774.
Mount Eden final horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host an end-of-season horse show at 6 p.m. Saturday 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 Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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.
Walk for Sam Mathus
The fifth annual Walk for Sam will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, starting at Pleasureville City Hall. The route will go to the cemetery, where balloons will be released, then back to city hall. Proceeds from the walk will go to the Samantha Ann Mathus-Cooper Scholarship fund. The cost is $10. For more information, call Cheryl Mathus at 502-612-3823.
Mercy Medical fundraiser
A fundraiser for Mercy Medical Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Shelby Christian Church at 2375 Frankfort Road. Admission is free. Activities will include an arts and crafts festival and jewelry show. There will be activities for kids, food and 105 vendor booths, with a wide variety of items for sale. Proceeds go to support Operation Care’s free medical clinic.
Park participation event
A Progressive Park Participation event on Sunday will allow attendees to enter a drawing for a quarterly family membership card to the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Three of these will be given away. To be eligible for these drawings, visit a park and sign in at 2-3 p.m. at Red Orchard Park; 3-4 p.m. at the Clear Creek FAC; and 4-5 p.m. at Finchville Park. For more information, call 633-4593.
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.
Wingate Lodge
Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at the lodge in Simpsonville.
Grief recovery support
Grief recovery and suicide loss recovery groups will meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasureville Baptist Church. Groups are free to the community and 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 E-mail pbc.counseling@yahoo.com.
Medicare seminar
A free Medicare seminar will be given by Leigh Ann Cottongim-Barcellona at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Multipurpose Community Senior Center, 207 Washington St. in Shelbyville. A licensed life and health specialist, she will answer questions about the current Medicare program, Medicare prescription drug coverage, updates for 2014 and ways to help cover out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare. To register, call 502-529-1206.
Jennie C. Benedict Circle
Jennie C. Benedict Circle of The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons meets at noon on Tuesday. For more information, call Jean M. Donovan, past president, at 633-3011.
Kingsway Circle
The Kingsway Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.

Next week
Democratic chili supper
Voters get a chance to meet and greet Democratic candidates at a chili supper from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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.
Bevins to speak in Spencer
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Building, 695 Taylorsville Road, in Spencer County. Bevin will accept questions after he speaks. This event is hosted by the Spencer County Tea Party.
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 Oct. 17 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.
Document shredding day
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Community Shred Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18 at 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Everyone participating in the event is requested to limit items for shredding to two storage boxes per vehicle. For more information, visit http://www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/shred.htm.
‘Doubt, A Parable’
Performances of Shelby County Community Theatre’s Upstairs at 801 production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann, 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.
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.
Fall craft bazaar
Pleasureville United Methodist women’s group will have a fall craft bazaar on Oct. 19. The chili lunch begins at 11 a.m. The craft sale begins at 9 a.m. For more information about crafts, contact Brenda Simpson at 502-878-4537.
Cropper Ruritan fish fry
The Cropper Ruritan Club will have a fish fry dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the firehouse in Cropper. The meal includes hand-cut, hand-breaded fish, cole slaw, potato wedges, baked beans, dessert and drink for $10 per adult and $7 per child. Carryout will be available. The proceeds will support community services projects.
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 and shirt size by Friday to Lauren.rice@shelby.kyschools.us. The cost of $75 includes a T-shirt, 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 Oct. 22 for the Nov. 5 girls’ game and Oct. 29 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.

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.
Shelby Baptist celebration
The Shelby Baptist Association will host “On Mission Celebration” during the weekend of Oct. 25-27. There will be a county-wide worship service at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 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 Oct. 26 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 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.
Aquaculture Association workshop
The Kentucky Aquaculture Association’s 2013 annual meeting and workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 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 Oct. 26. 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. Oct. 26 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 502-529-6896; 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.
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.
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.

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. Thursday, next Wednesday, Oct. 22, 30; 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 24; and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 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 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.
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.
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.