Datebook: Sept. 23, 2015

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This week
Back to basics ‘yeast breads’
Baking bread is an art and science. Learn helpful ideas on baking bread at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road.  Chris Duncan, Oldham County Extension Agent, is teaching this free class. For more information, call 633-4593.
Pasture management and renovation
A pasture management and renovation class will begin at 6:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. Dr. Ray Smith, UK Extension Forage Specialist will discuss managing pastures for grazing and forage production purposes. For more information, call 633-4593.
Mommy and me
A Motherhood group will meet, children included, for play groups and other activities at 10 a.m. today. This group is a great opportunity to meet other moms and share experiences and parenting tips. We will meet at the homemakers building in Shelbyville for some of the events, potluck lunches with a recipe exchange, swimming and other kid-friendly activities. A calendar of activities will be created that are perfect for every mother and children (ages 0 to 12) to attend. For more information, concerns, suggestions for meetings, E-mail downjo@rocketmail.com. Motherhood group rules states that starting in April if a mother doesn’t attend two times a month will be removed from the group. For more information, or join us on Facebook Motherhood from far and near of Shelbyville.
Homemakers book club
The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
MAPP meeting
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the North Central District Health Department on 1020 Henry Clay Street. For more information, E-mail JamiL.McLemore@ky.gov.
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.
Multi-Purposes workshops
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Oct. 1 and 8 at the Shelby County Senior Center (next door to Stratton Center), 207 Washington St. The categories will be employment skills, keeping a budget, setting obtainable goals, education and housing stability. For more information, or to RSVP by Sept. 8 call Shareeta 502-633-6371 or Jill 502-477-8296.
Recovery celebration
Recovery Celebration will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church community development center, 701 Main Street. Join for music, food and inspiring speakers to celebrate with those who are in recovery. Each person is valuable because of God’s love for us. Sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs, in cooperation with SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration).
The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the home of Barbara Hammon, 139 Fox Run Road. Jean Logan will have the program.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The speaker will be Joyce Nethery, owner of Rut n’ Strut/Jeptha Creed Distillery. Guests are welcome, and your meal is free for first-time visitors. The Oct. 8 meeting will be on the road,  visiting Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. A meal will be prepared by the culinary arts students. New members are being sought to continue our growth in local service projects and community involvement.  Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Events at library
The Shelby County Public Library will host events at 309 8th St. Lego Club for boys and girls preschool through fifth grade will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Free children’s movie will begin at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month with free popcorn provided, bring your own drink. The American Girl Club for kindergarten through fifth grade will be at 4 p.m. the second Monday of each month, unless there is a holiday. Story Hours for September through May will be 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for preschool ages 2 to 4; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays for baby and toddler time (newborns to young 2s). For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Shelby Main Street
Shelby Main Street’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Movie at First Christian
First Christian Church of Shelbyville, located at 60 Eminence Pike, will show the movie, Catching Faith and the children’s movie, Home on Friday, at 6 p.m. on Friday. Admission will be a donation to the Outreach Committee. Concessions will be available at a nominal fee.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge in Simpsonville will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. on Friday. The menu includes fish fries, baked beans, Mac n’ cheese, cole slaw and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kiddos. The lodge will also have a country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 10 with a menu of country ham, potatoes, biscuits, gravy and eggs. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kiddos.
‘Crucible’ at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre presents The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The Crucible is part of our Upstairs at 801 series and is directed by Dr. Jack Wann. Sponsors are LTC and Mrs. Keith Gramig and The Sentinel-News. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. Due to mature themes, this show is not suitable for young children.
Neon Nite at Outlet Shoppes
Help us pack the mall with runners, walkers and strollers on Saturday. Simpsonville Parks and Recreation will host the first Neon Nite at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting youth recreation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County. Everyone is invited to participate! This is an all ages and all abilities event. Registration is $29 for individuals, groups of five to nine are $25/person and groups of 10 or more are $20/person. No charge for stroller passengers. All registered participants will get cool gear, a T-shirt, food and lots of fun! Prizes for the Glowiest, a DJ and an After Glow Party will be other events. Race packet pick up will be from noon to 8:30 p.m. on race day. Pre-Glow-run party starts at 8:45 p.m. The run starts at 9:15 p.m. Register online today (limited to 1,000 participants) www.bbbsky.org/neonnite.
Finchville fall festival
The Finchville Fall Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at the Finchville auditorium. The parade will be Saturday morning for anyone with tractors, antique automobiles and motorcycles. Breakfast will be 7 to 10 a.m., a chicken dinner will be Sunday. Events include a silent auction Saturday and Sunday; basketball shoot-out for children up to twelfth grade at 4 p.m. Saturday; corn hole tourney 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $10 per person or $20 per team, pre-register by contacting Ray Grasmick 502-639-8968; skillet toss at 2 p.m. Sunday; bounce houses for children; and dunk tank. For anyone interested in reserving a spot for yard sale/or craft sales, contact Morris or Sherry Lyons 502-321-3147 or 502-750-2679. Pricing for spots will be $15 for one day and $25 for both.
Pleasant Hill fundraiser
Pleasant Hill Christian Church will have a fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday with a barbecue and Bluegrass/gospel music by the Waldridge family, Bluegrass 101, The Shely’s, The Lawsons and friends. All the food you can eat for adults $10, children $5 and children 6 under are free. There will also be a silent auction.
Tipton/Bramblett family reunion
The Tipton/Bramblett family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Bagdad Ruritan building in Bagdad. It will be a potluck meal, bring drinks and ice. For more information, call Doris Cissell 502-722-1191.
Shelby County Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car cruise-in will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Gallrein Farms. Rain date will be 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4.
Simpsonville UMC homecoming
Are you are part of the Simpsonville United Methodist Church family? Have you participated in the ministries at Simpsonville UMC? The church homecoming will be Sunday with inspiring worship, dinner on the grounds, fellowship, music and lots of fun. If you have family that lives away from Shelby County, invite them to come, too.
Thompson family reunion
The Charlie Thompson family reunion will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Mount Eden Ruritan building. Come join and enjoy the day reuniting with everyone. Bring a covered dish and all of the family. For more information, contact Barbara Thompson at 502-839-6083 or E-mail turnem04@bellsouth.net.
Scoop, Bounce & Dig
Shannon’s Funeral Home is celebrating its 150th anniversary with Sccop, Bounce & Dig, at 1124 Main Street. The longtime Shelbyville business invites the community to come out for a scoop of Comfy Cow ice cream, bounce houses for children and the chance to do some genealogy research.
Beef cattle day
Regional beef cattle field day will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday at Kupper Brothers Farm, 3105 Woodlawn Road. UK Specialists will discuss extended grazing options, heavy-use feeding areas, forage production options and beef quality assurance chute-side training. The farm field day includes a meal provided by local cattlemen’s associations. To reserve a meal, call 633-4593.
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.
Amateur radio meeting
The Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
‘Diabetes good bye’ seminar
The Seventh-day Adventist Church will have a “Diabetes Good Bye” seminar at 6 p.m. on Monday. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, meaning it can be reversed. Come and learn how to take control of your health and live a really good life. No more pills, no more shots. The meeting will include food samples and natural remedies that you can use to manage your health. This seminar is part of an ongoing fourth Monday seminar at the church at 4401 Frankfort Road. The cost is $25 and includes food and printed information for 12 months of good health.
Diabetes grant from CDC
A celebration, “Everyone Has a Role in a Health Community, What’s Yours?” will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Come see how a CDC grant has supported Shelby County through the work of the KRDC and the Shelby County Diabetes Coalition. As our grant comes to a close, join us as we discuss how we can support Shelby County’s future for health and learn how you can help. Light refreshments will be provided by the KRDC. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. For more information, contact Shelby County Community Organizer Amanda Strecker at 502-432-3747.

Next week
Color run
The second annual Color Run 5K will be from 5 to 7ish p.m. on Oct. 1 at the at Collins High School cross country course. During the 5k, 3.1 mile, run members of the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) will throw color powder at participants. The powder is natural and washable. Wear white and come ready to have fun. The cost for students is $5 and adults are $10, all to be paid at the door. The proceeds will be used to purchase a wagon for Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Beef cattle basics series
A beef cattle basics series will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in October, including a meal. The four-part series rotates among local extension offices and topics include: basic selection and introduction to EPDs, basic pasture management and forages, soil health, basic nutrition, and basic herd health. Registration is $5/session and is payable at the door. For locations and to register, call 633-4593.
‘Write Stuff’ contest
Teens, sixth to twelfth grades, who are residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, are encouraged to submit their experiences and reflections about living with cancer for the “Write Stuff Teen Contest” from Gilda’s Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave, together with The Miller Family Foundation. Teens may submit essays, poetry, 2-dimensional artwork or videos. Cash prizes will be awarded: $500 for first place, $250 for second and $125 for third. In addition, entries may also be published or displayed in an effort to help educate students, teachers, counselors and others about the teen perspective of living with cancer. Only submissions from teens who have/or had cancer or teens whose family member or friend has/had cancer will be eligible. Entries must be received by midnight on Oct. 2, and must be accompanied by an entry form, available online at www.gildasclublouisville.org/writestuff. Entries will be scored by a panel of judges, and an awards ceremony will be held at Gilda’s Club on Jan. 16, 2016. For more information, visit www.gildasclublouisville.org/writestuff or contact Janet Gruenberg at janet@gildasclublouisville.org.
‘Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.’
Shelby County Community Theatre will present its youth production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 and 2:30 on Oct. 4 and 11. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+), and $10 for students and children. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is directed by James Ray Morgan, and sponsored by Citizens Union Bank, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville. The musical direction is by Stephanie Stephens. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Chili and bean soup dinner
The Bagdad Fire Department will host a chili and bean soup dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Bagdad Fire Department. The menu includes a choice of chili or bean soup, sandwich, dessert and a beverage can be purchased for $6.50. A la carte items will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit the 2016 Crusade for Children. For more information, contact Mike Roberts at 502-220-0934 or mroberts7702@gmail.com.
Community hayride
The Simpsonville Fire Auxiliary will host a community hayride on Oct. 3. Tractors will begin loading at 6 p.m. at the Simpsonville Fire Station I, 121 Citizen Blvd. behind Metzger’s. Enjoy music and fun activities, and chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be served (for donations only). All donations will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. There will be raffles for a Breast Awareness fire helmet and a T-shirt quilt. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
‘Salt and Light Festival of Faith’
Simpsonville United Methodist Church will host the “Salt and Light Festival of Faith” in Simpsonville on Oct. 4. Patrick Henry Hughes will be the speaker. Come and join for fellowship, free food, good music, and inspiration for our journeys.
Bailey family reunion
The Bailey family reunion will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Franklin County Senior Citizens’ Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive in Frankfort (located across from the hospital).  A potluck meal will be shared at 1 and drinks and paper products will be provided. For more information, call Danny Bailey 502-875-5182. For more information, contact Danny or Doris Bailey at 502-875-5182 or E-mail Dannybbailey@aol.com.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life, by James W. Rodgers, will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5 at the theatre. 20 people are needed: nine men and six women of all ages, and three boys and two girls ranging in age from 9 to 13. No prepared auditions are required. The play is directed by Jack Wann. Performance dates are Dec. 4-6 and 10-13.
Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold exercise classes will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in October at the Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington St. Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing for active older adults and those with disabilities. Zumba Gold is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Ages 60 and over are free, and under 60 is $2 per class. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 633-2218.
SCCT acting classes and workshops
Shelby County Community Theatre Academy will have acting classes and workshops for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from Oct. 7 to Nov. 18 for $150. Have you always wanted to take an acting class? Do you have a dramatic child or grandchild who is made for the stage? Have you ever wanted to audition for a play, but didn’t feel ready? Shelby County Community Theatre will introduce SCCT Academy, an on-going offering of acting classes and workshops for all ages! Classes and workshops will meet one day per week for one to two hours in a six to eight week session. Acting for Kids I is for kids in third through sixth grade. This class includes improvisation games, audition techniques, stage makeup, playwriting, basic blocking techniques, character development and the mechanics of acting (facial expression, voice, body, movement). All SCCT classes and workshops include an SCCT Academy T-shirt. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. To register, call 502-633-0222 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org.

Author to hold book signing Oct. 8
Author Angela Wilkinson will hold a book signing from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Shelby County Public Library. She is promoting her first book, a children’s book “Donuts Don’t Lie.” Wilkinson, a Shelbyville native, will have copies of the book available for sale at the event.
Fairgrounds Monster Dash 5K
The first leg of the Shelby County Holiday Tri-Fecta will begin on Oct. 10. The Fairgrounds Monster Dash 5K will start at 8 a.m., beginning and ending at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Registration is available at Headfirstperformance.com. Registration forms are available at Shelbycofair.com. Costumes are welcome. Early registration ends Sept. 25. More information, regarding the second and third events in the Tri-Fecta will be announced at a later date.
Elmburg day
Elmburg Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10. Events include kids zone, bouncies, cakewalk, dunking booth and more. To sign up for the cornhole tournament, E-mail LonnieMasters@icloud.com or sign up by 11:30 the day of the event. Burgers and hotdogs will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Blue No More, Megan Stout, Jerry Franklin, Bluegrass 101, David Pierrat, Leon Tracy, Bill and Phyllis Hedges and Jim Chambers. A tent revival will begin at 4 p.m. at Elmburg Baptist Church, 11307 Elmburg Road in Pleasureville.  
Hazardous waste collection
A household hazardous waste collection event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 at 120 Midland Boulevard. The event, sponsored by the City of Shelbyville, Shelby County and Kentucky Division of Waste Management 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 public.works@mw.twcbc.com.
JCTC offers classes
JCTC Shelbyville campus is now offering a Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification class to provide knowledge and skills for nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in a long-term care setting. The focus is communication, infection control, safety, resident/patient rights and basic nursing skills. This class will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Oct. 12-29. For cost, registration requirements and/or application information, contact Kathryn Griseto at 502-213-3626.
Shelby County BOOKFEST
One of the major events of the fall season, the annual Shelby County BOOKFEST will be through Oct. 14-17. Clean out your attic, basement and bookshelves for new and pre-owned books, CDs, DVDs, and art objects that will make someone else very happy. No encyclopedias or VHS tapes will be accepted. There will also be a silent auction with many businesses offering gift cards. Items are being accepted at The Sentinel-News, 703 Taylorsville Road, and Crahan Wealth Management, at its new location 416 Main Street. The deadline for the receipt of all items is Oct. 9. All proceeds go to support the Shelby County Public Library and The Sentinel-News’ Newspapers in Education program. Opening night of the BOOKFEST is a member’s only event. Not only will members of the Friends of the Library have the first opportunity to look over the contributions, but there will also be refreshments. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-16, and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17. Final bids for auction items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Oct. 17. Winners will be notified the same day. Through the years, the Friends of the Library have supported the library by contributing tens of thousands of dollars for supplies, equipment, landscaping, and benches. This year, for the first time, the Friends helped underwrite the cost of the Summer Reading Program, and provided free soft cover books to 450 children.
Ladies Auxiliary fall bazaar
The Shelby County Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary will have a fall bazaar from 9 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 17. Booth rental of $35 includes one lunch. To reserve a spot, call Peggy Henry at 502-321-1242.
2nd annual Trunk or Treat at Martinrea
Martinrea Heavy Stamping and the UAW Local 2383 will host the second annual Trunk or Treat from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the industries’ parking lot, 1000 Old Brunerstown Road (weather permitting). Fun for the entire family, including the four legged members (pets welcome, must be leashed). There is no age limit on trick or treating and the event is open to the public. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available. Other events include games, face painting, truck or treating. FREE to everyone. The team is looking for volunteers to set up tables/trunks and hand out candy. (Provide your own candy). Volunteers are encouraged to dress up and decorate their stations. We are offering space (free of charge) to businesses, schools, day care, etc. Set up a trunk, a table, a booth, a game. Everyone should be set up and ready by 2 pm. Cars will not move until after the event for the safety of the children. To volunteer, contact Donna Perkins 502-310-7722, Wendy West at wendy.west1@insightbb.com or Robin Moore robin.moore726@gmail.com or robin.moore@martinrea.com by Oct. 4.
Beginner beekeeping school
Interested in the fascinating world of bees? Want to learn to produce your own honey? Or just want to brush up on your beekeeping skills? The Shelby County Beekeepers Association will conduct a beginner beekeeping school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 29 at the Cooperative Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The classes are free, but registration must be made by calling 633-4593.

Shelby Shape-Ups
A new six-week series of Shelby Shape Ups is 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Oct. 26 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. This arthritis foundation approved exercise class helps participants increase strength, improve balance and become more flexible. The class is only $25 for the 18 sessions, and free for Healthways Silver Sneakers participants. For more information, call 633-4593.
Shelbyville Farmers’ Market is open
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through the end of October. The market is located in the Coots Barn on the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The entrance is off of U.S. 60 just before the main fairground entrance.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish taught by Diana Szuba from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Nov. 2. The classes are scheduled for 8 weeks at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The registration cost of $30 includes the printed material.  Call 633-4593 to register for the classes.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is coming to Shelby Christian Church in the fall. Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. through Nov. 12. Girls on the Run is a 10-week program that combines physical activity with inspiring, fun lessons that teach girls how to handle the difficult social pressures of adolescence. The middle school curriculum, called Heart & Sole, provides sixth to eighth grade girls with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices. All middle school girls in the Shelbyville area are encouraged to join though space is limited. The cost is $15. For more information, visit www.gotrlouisville.org or E-mail Lisa Runkle at Lisa.Runkle@girlsontherun.org. To register for the Fall 2015 season, visit https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/1IQMCI4SXSLSFPC and use code “SCC” when registering.
Free GED classes
New free GED classes are at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. JCTC Shelby County Adult Education is offering GED and skills upgrade classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Visit the library now during class hours to register.
JCTC computer class
JCTC will offer a free 16-week comprehensive computer class to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and how to organize photos as a slide presentation at Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road. Get introduced to E-mail, search engines, moving from one site to another site on the Internet, and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). There will be two sessions available through Oct. 28 – Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call JCTC Shelby County Adult Education at 502-633-5524, Ext. 4.
Movies at library for seniors
Movies for seniors 50+ will be the third Friday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies are free and popcorn and water will be provided. Call the library for movie titles. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or media@scplibrary.net.
Basic literacy computer classes
A free beginning basic literacy computer classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A separate free computer keyboarding class will be offered on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for more information or to register, call JCTC Shelby County Adult Education Program, 502-633-5524, ext. 4.
Senior services and program
The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 each day with various activities scheduled throughout the day for 60 years of age and above to enjoy. To make a reservation, one week in advance, call 502-633-2218.
Lawn Warriors Service LLC
The Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 is creating a Veteran Lawn Care Service to provide income for veterans of all military and naval services of the United States of America. This business will be managed and operated by veteran members of the Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179. This veteran service will be licensed and insured and will provide the best quality of lawn care service. Services provided are mowing, trimming, cleanups, mulching, gutter cleanings, window cleaning, deck staining. For more information, free quotes or service, contact Vietnam Veteran, Jim Morris at 502-419-5584 (text or call), or E-mail jim.morris1@twc.com
Bookmobile schedule
The Bookmobile operates on a two week rotating schedule making numerous community stops around the city and county, so there’s one close to you. The public is welcome at all stops. Our traveling library is filled with materials for children, teens, and adults. On the bookmobile you can: register for a library card; check out books and magazines; access free wifi; and return both library and bookmobile items.  To have the bookmobile services at your home or daycare, call the library at 502-633-3803 and ask to speak with Amanda, our Bookmobile Librarian, to see if you qualify.
Recovery on the Run
Recovery on the Run, a Women’s Christian-based recovery support group, including drugs and alcohol meets weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at New Mt. Zion’s Community Development Center or CDC at 701 Main St. Pre-registration is necessary for childcare, contact Teresa Smith at 502-548-1561. Sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs.
CASA recruiting volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.
Events at Clay Street
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana serves local youth in Shelby County by fostering positive relationships between children and mentors. Mentors have a lasting impact on the lives of local young people. Volunteers are needed in Shelby County. Find out more by visiting BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745. Start something, be a mentor!
New exhibit at History Center
The Shelby County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center on Main Street. Panels and other memorabilia spotlight Shelbyville High School, which closed 40 years ago when the city system merged with the county schools. Coordinators Sharon Hackworth and Duanne Puckett said the history lessons reveal highlights about people, like the female superintendent, Willie C. Ray, who served from 1930-1960. The exhibit will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents are available weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. If a group needs to meet at another time it can be arranged by contacting Sharon Hackworth at 502-633-5473.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Musical instruments needed
Do you have musical instruments that need a good home? Did you know that you can donate those instruments to the Shelby County School System through a Partners In Education Program at First Presbyterian Church and help students who otherwise couldn’t afford to be in band or orchestra? If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 502-633-2693. More than 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Marriage and relationship education
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is seeking to start another round of free classes for individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages and families. Classes typically consist of 10 to 12 participants, meet one time per week and are designed to help individuals (whether single, dating, engaged or married) achieve their personal goals in relationships, family and marriage. For more information, call 502-633-7162.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery program at First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or e-mail ocki@twc.com.
Strengthening exercise class at NMZ
Strengthening exercise classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building), 701 Main St., with certified instructor, Sheri Charbeneau. The fee is $3. For more information, call 502-633-7991.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, class times and to register, call 633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be at 7 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 502-633-5059.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 502-647-0300 or e-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 502-633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 502-633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or e-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers are now scheduling for fall and Christmas events.  This is a group of musicians from Henry and Shelby Counties playing lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars, and mandolins, and love gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music.  There is no charge for the performances.  For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or email mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 502-647-1160 or e-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 502-633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 502-220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

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