Datebook: Sept. 11, 2013

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This week
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 six-week series will continue through Oct. 19. Join the series at anytime for only $20. For more information, call 633-4593.
Salad supper
The women of Graefenburg Christian Church will have a salad supper at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. The motivational speaker will be Emily Messinger, and music will be by Hilltop Trio. This event is free and opened to women wanting to learn more about how “God is Like Oxygen.” The church is located at 5900 Louisville Road at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway 151. For more information, contact Rita at 502-320-4738.
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.
Beekeepers meeting
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. on 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.
Ghost hunting program
“Ghost hunting,” presented by Tom Jones of Kentucky Area Paranormal Society, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
UK vs UL alumni golf scramble
The University of Kentucky vs the Louisville Shelby County UK Alumni golf scramble will be Friday at the Shelbyville Country Club. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. The registration deadline is Monday. Late registration is available, but a tee gift will not be guaranteed. For more information or to register, contact Josh Hurt at 633-2310 or josh.hurst@kyfb.com.
Recovery month celebration
Shelby Christians United Against Drugs will host a Recovery Month Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road. The dress is casual, and this will be a time of music, testimonies and rejoicing together.
Chili supper
The Shelby County High School cheerleaders will have a chili supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the SCHS cafeteria during the SCHS vs. Collins High School football game. The menu of chili, desserts and cold drink will cost $5 per person.
‘Jack and the Giant’ at theater
Shelby County Community Theatre will feature the youth production of Jack and the Giant, directed by James Ray Morgan, with performances are Friday, Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Open Door fundraiser
The Open Door of Hope fundraiser will be held from 7 pm. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library, at 8th and College streets in Shelbyville. Participants may rent a space for $30 to sleep outdoors in a cardboard box, with proceeds to go to the men’s shelter. Boxes will not be furnished. Also, if desired, people may just bring a sleeping bag. For more information, contact Lee Bean at 502-552-8669.
National quartet convention
The 56th annual national quartet convention will continue through Saturday at Freedom Hall in Louisville. This will be the 20th and final convention in Louisville. For more information and schedule, call 800-846-8499 or visit www.nqconline.com.
Clear Creek Swamp Tromp
The second annual Clear Creek Swamp Tromp will will be Saturday. There will be 5K & 10K courses as well as a 1.5-mile family/kids course. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Start time will be 9 a.m. Register online at www.active.com or at the Family Activity Center. For more information, call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.
‘Shred It Day’ at library
A “Shred it Day” for documents will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. You also can recycle all unwanted PCs and attachments. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Farmer’s market and animal swap
Tractor Supply in Shelbyville will host a farmer’s market and animal swap from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The parking lot will be open for people to bring farm produce/products and animals to sale, trade or swap. Jams, jellies, honey, eggs, crafts, vegetables, fruits, animals and other farm products are welcome. For more information, contact Tractor Supply of Shelbyville at 502-647-4605.
Little Mount Baptist festival
Little Mount Baptist Church will have a fall festival beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 6121 Little Mount Road in Taylorsville. Free booth space will be available (no food). Other events will include a yard sale, music, auction and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit organizations in Spencer and Shelby counties. For more information, call 502-477-2335.
Sanford/Wilson reunion
The Sanford and Wilson family reunion will be at noon Saturday at the Fish and Wildlife Game Farm in Frankfort. Bring a dish and drinks. For more information, contact Linda Sanford at 502-878-5286.
Wakefield Christian community day
Wakefield Christian Church will host a community day outing from noon till ?? Saturday at 5669 Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville, between Bloomfield and Taylorsville. The rain date will be Sept. 21. Free hotdogs, drinks and chips will be served. There will be games for kids, face painting and live gospel music. The team corn hole tournament will be double elimination with two divisions. Entry time must be by 1 p.m. on the day of the event. Tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Individuals only may enter one division. There will be separate pots, with payouts on each division. For more information or directions, contact Rev. Rex Wise at 502-747-5428 or Teddy Noel 502-773-9285. Not responsible for accidents.
Simpsonville Fall Festival
The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be Saturday at the Simpsonville Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. The event begins from 7 to 10 a.m. with the Purnell’s sausage breakfast. There will be a variety of live musical acts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. There will be vendor booths, concessions, silent auction/raffles, rides, games and activities. The 5K run/walk and stroller roll will begin at 8:30 a.m. Early registration entrée fee of $20 will be now through Sept. 6, which includes a T-shirt, late/race day fee is $30. Other events include an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; mechanical bull riding championships, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Little Miss and Mr. Pageant on the gym stage, 11 a.m.; corn hole city championships, 2 p.m.; 3 on 3 basketball city championships, 2 p.m.; hot air balloons take-off at 5:30 p.m.; and at dusk will be outdoor cinema: Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. New for 2013 will be a children’s play area, teen and adult rides, human spheres, vertical rush giant slide, twice the rides from last year and all new festival games. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.
Nature Craft
Take a hike from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Red Orchard Park along the Woodduck Way trail where fairy houses and gnome homes for our woodland friends will be built. Meet at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at 2 pm. Builders will explore the woods and trail for just the right site and collect nature’s “cast offs” along the way. Remember, nothing live is used in the building materials. This is a great family activity and a way to spend more time connecting with nature. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Couch to 5K class
Shelbyville First Baptist will have a Couch to 5K class at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays starting Sept. 16 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.
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.  
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.
Democratic committee meeting
The Shelby County Democratic committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. All Democrats are welcome to attend.
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. on Tuesday in the King’s Daughters and Sons conference room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Contact Barbara Scott, president, at 502-633-2843.

Next week
Hosparus training
Hosparus needs volunteers in Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support, administrative duties, hair care and massage therapy. The non-profit hospice organization will offer a free training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday on its main Louisville campus at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org. To register, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.org by Saturday.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County chapter meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office. Working lunch provided with RSVP. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Elementary story hour at library
The Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville, will have elementary story hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 for kindergarten through third-grade students. The theme for the stories and crafts will be “the ocean.” No registration is required. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Project graduation meeting
Project Graduation will have an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Shelby County High School. The meeting is open to all junior/senior parents and students. This year Project Graduation will be at Collins High School. This is a great event for all of Shelby County’s graduating seniors. For more information, E-mail Kendra.Hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.
Lake Shelby Fish Fry
A fish fry will be held at Lake Shelby from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The event will be held at the main shelter beside the lake. The cost is $8.50 per dinner and includes one piece of fish, potato wedges, cole slaw, hush puppies, a drink and dessert. Additional side items can also be purchased. Children’s plates are also available.
SCHS Class of 1988 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1988 will have a 25-year high school reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Tailgating will be Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the SCHS football game. Marc Stinson will be the grill master, and the senior football players from the Rockets Class AAAA state championship team will be recognized during halftime. Each player will be contacted about this recognition. A reunion dinner/get together will be on Sept. 21 with DJ Smurf aka Anthony Beckley at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Updates are being sent out to classmates via the Class of 1988 Facebook pages, E-mail and text. We are still looking for some individuals in the class. Contact Jo Nell Marsh Eidson at 502-220-2682 or schsrocketsclassof1988@gmail.com to be added to the E-mail or text list, get information on the Facebook pages or to update your contact information.
Cropper Day celebration
The Cropper Ruritan Club will host Cropper Day on Sept. 21. To reserve a space contact Barbara Franklin at 502-220-8590. To participate in the parade at 10 a.m., cruise-in or antique tractor display, contact Robin Belwood at 502-220-3508 for details. The event inclues concessions, entertainment, and games (for the children) throughout the day. There will be a pedal tractor pull for the children with no charge to enter and trophies given. The event will also include a live auction, bake sale and many vendors.  To reserve a 12x12 space for vendors contact Barbara Franklin 502-220-8590.  Cropper Ruritan reserves the right to be the only food vendor for this event.
Run for Their Lives Uganda
A Run for Their Lives Uganda 5K run/family fun walk will be Sept. 21 at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the run at 8:30 and walk at 9. The cost is $25, and the first 100 to register will receive a T-shirt. Register at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2105282 or E-mail wilmsshelia@aol.com for a registration form. Make checks out to Future Hope Ministries, an organization that exists to serve and advocate for orphans in Uganda, Africa and to further the cause of international adoption. For more information, contact Shelia Wilms at 502-655-2311.
Shelby County farm tour
The Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21. Take a self-guided tour of local dairy, beef cattle, alpaca and horse farms and farm businesses. Learn about raising fruit, tobacco, grain, rabbits, chickens and more. Sample local food. Pet a baby calf, rabbit or alpaca. For information, a tour map and passport, contact the Good Neighbors Farm Tour sponsors, Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service, 633-4593, or Metzger’s Country Store, 722-8850.
Gallrein family fundraiser
Gallrein Farms will host its third annual “Family Fun Fundraiser” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21. This event helps to support several charitable organizations within Shelby County, including Operation Care, Mentor Shelby Kids, ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, Shelby County Backpack Project and Open Door of Hope men’s shelter. The day is the kickoff weekend for Gallrein’s fall season. Events include pony rides, gourd sling shots, a straw pyramid, petting zoo, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, a barrel train and roasting of sweet corn. For more information, contact Josh Hurst at 502-633-2310 or  josh.hurst@kyfb.com.
Wild game feast
Shelby County hunters Al Brown and Steve Meador will host a wild game dinner and live and silent auctions on Sept. 21 in Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. This will be the sixth year for the community-wide fall hunting kickoff and wild game feast. Along with local and out-of-state hunts for turkey, geese and quail, the live auction will including a fishing excursion for four on Lake Cumberland, and catfish has been added to the menu of Pheasant Divan, Dove Bites and Venison Meatloaf. For those who are less adventurous eaters, pork BBQ, side dishes and options for children will be provided. Proceeds from the event and auction go to support outreach activities for Centenary Methodist Youth Fellowship. Individual tickets cost $12 per person. A family of four (two adults and two children) can purchase the family ticket for $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Matt Bell at centenary.cyf@twc.com or 502-633-4510.
Alzheimer’s benefit concert
Forget-Me-Not, an Alzheimer’s benefit concert, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle. A donation will be accepted for admission. This year, local and regional musicians taking the stage include Clay Coombs, Jamie Tingle (Six Miles South), Jon Rose, Joey Clark. Laura Broughton, who began this event last year and the 2013 Miss Kentucky Plus America, will perform. For more information, contact Laura at 502-640-7969 or E-mail lebrou2@uky.edu.
Mattress sale
The Collins High School band will have a mattress sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the school gym. Southerland and Restonic mattress sets will be available for viewing and testing. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted and layaway plans are available. Mattresses may be picked up in Covington or scheduled for delivery. Ask one of the band students how to get $50 off.
SCHS dance team car wash
The Shelby County High School dance team will have a car wash from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Robo Car Wash on Main Street. For more information, contact Lisa Cook at 502-645-2610 or lisaannecook@insightbb.com.
Grove Hill cemetery cleanup
Friends of Grove Hill will have fall cleanup days Sept. 21-22 at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Volunteers will spruce up and repair some of the older monuments. Meet at the chapel starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 and 1 p.m. Sept. 22. Bring your own water for both days and a brown-bag lunch on Saturday. Also bring clean spray bottles for refills of biodegradable cleaning solution -- D/2 solution will be provided for free for work on Grove Hill stone -- and $10 for other cemeteries. For more information, contact Duanne Puckett at 633-5959 or Bonnie Burks Gray at bawg@bawg.biz.
Yamuna program at FAC
Beth McCoun, certified Yamuna instructor, will have a “save your hands and wrists workshop” at 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the aerobics room at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. Register by Sept. 20 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.
MPCAA public board meeting
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s board of directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Multi-Purpose CAA’s Senior Center located at 214 Frank E. Simon Street in Shepherdsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties. For more information, contact Kim Embrey-Hill, 633-7162.
‘Christmas Carol’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 24. Parts are available for actors of all ages. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script and sing a Christmas carol of their choice. Performance dates are Nov. 29 and 30, and December 1, 6, 7 and 8. The play will be directed by Craig Highley. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.

ALC banquet
The ALC Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual Banquet of Life will be Sept. 26 at Gheens Foundation Lodge, 1420 Beckley Creek Parkway. The guest speaker will be Rev. Andy Merritt, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga. For more information, visit www.friendsofalovingchoice.com.
Introduction to tarot
An introduction to tarot will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26, presented by Regan Wann at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. She will introduce the myths and meaning of tarot, including a microdemonstration. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Teen fun night at library
Teen fun night will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Snacks will be served. The theme will be “Hawaiian Luau.” Wear tacky “aloha shirts” and flip flops and participate in the hula, do the limbo, make a hula hoop chain and more. For more information, contact Sarahbeth at 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. The menu includes fish, three sides, dessert and drink.
Benefit concert
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will host a benefit concert at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 at 1940 Midland Trail. All proceeds will benefit Byron Dale.
Dog event
Shelby County Parks Foundation Dog Event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Michael Kay’s Bark Park at Red Orchard Park. Queen City Jacks will operate the lure course and there will be games, vendor booths and more. Admission is free. For more information, contact Ashley Coulter, 633-5059 or E-mail acoulter@shelbycountyparks.com.
Fall and winter backyard birds
Retired Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources educator, Joan Brown, will share her knowledge about bird identification, feeding and what it takes to create your very own backyard habitat from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28. She’ll also provide details about how to participate in upcoming bird counts that the whole family will enjoy. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Sept. 28 and 29. A country breakfast will be Saturday morning, and a chicken dinner will be served on Sunday. Concessions and games for the children will be available throughout the weekend. For more information, call 834-7754 or send an E-mail to grannykathy1957@bellsouth.net.
Community service event
American Heritage Girls, a faith-based character  development program for girls, kindergarten through 18 years old, will participate in this year’s annual National Day of Service. AHG Troop KY2917 from Shelby County will participate by assisting Shelby Christian Church with preparations for their “No Sale Yard Sale” on Sept. 29. For more information, visit www.ahgonline.org.
SCHS faculty reunion picnic
The Shelby County High School faculty reunion picnic will be at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Col. Sanders Shelter in Clear Creek Park. All faculty/staff members from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, are invited to come. Bring a drink and a dish. For more information, contact Susie at 633-3169 or Sam at 633-6595.
Tipton/Bramblett family reunion
The Tipton and Bramblett family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Bagdad Ruritan Building. The menu will be potluck. Bring drinks and ice. For more information, contact Doris Cissell at 502-722-1191.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be 5-6 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks starting on Sept. 30 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $30 includes printed material. Call 633-4593 to register.
USS Columbus veterans reunion
USS Columbus will have a reunion Oct. 2-6 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.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Midland Shopping Center/Hardees of Shelbyville.
Shelby County Toy Run
A Shelby County Toy Run will be on Oct. 5. 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 begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 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. Oct. 5 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.
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.
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.
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.
Auditions for ‘Doubt, A Parable’
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann, will be Oct. 18-20. For more information, call 633-0222.
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. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout or call 502-452-6072, ext. 3317.
Grave yard tales at library
“Grave yard 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.
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.

Beginner crochet classes
Beginner crochet classes will be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays in September at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The classes will be for persons 18 years and older and presented by Hope Kremerof the Yarn Wagon. Registration is required, with a limit of 12. Students will need an I, J or K hook and a solid-, light-color skein of yarn to make a scarf. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
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.
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 computer keyboarding class
Jefferson Community Technical College Shelby County Adult Education will offer a free computer keyboarding class. Learn or brush up your computer keyboarding, writing or job skills. Classes are 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays at Shelby County Adult Education, Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. Space is limited. To register, call 502-213-3669.
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.
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.
Free GED 2013 classes
Finish the GED test. If test are not finished before January 2014, scores will expire and participants will have to start over. Free morning, afternoon and evening classes are available in Shelby County.  Call Shelby County Adult Education, Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. The initiation fee will be waived to join the gallery for the months of July and August. 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 Judy 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.