Datebook: Sept. 25, 2013

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This week
Nourish bones and joints
A “Nourish Your Bones and Joints” free program presented by Maryellen Garrison will be at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Learn more important tips on small lifestyle changes to be made that add up to stronger bones and healthier joints. New recipes and a sampling of foods that can nourish bones and joints will be available. For more information, call 633-4593.
Homemakers book club
The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office. 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, call 633-4593.
ALC banquet
The ALC Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual Banquet of Life will be Thursday 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday 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.
ADD support meeting
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Mount Eden Ruritan
Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Barbara Troyer. Jean Cobb will have the program.
Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The guest speaker will be Nicholas Kane regarding the Dorman Preschool Center. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
Wingate Lodge fish fry
Wingate Lodge #161 Simpsonville will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The menu includes fish, three sides, dessert and drink.
Shelby Development
Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
Friday night outdoor movie
Bring a lawn chair for an evening with friends, family, popcorn, lemonade and the movie Brave at 8 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. For more information, call the church office at 633-3345 or 633-3354 or visit http://www.fccshelbyville.com.
Benefit concert
The friends of Byron Dale will host a benefit gospel concert on Saturday at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail. Schedule of events will be a silent auction from 5 to 6 p.m., and musical concert from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Dale. For more information, contact Kenny Harris, 633-4779.
Dog event
Shelby County Parks Foundation Dog Event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 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 Saturday. 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.
SCHS dance team yard sale
The Shelby County High School varsity dance team will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the front porch of SCHS. For more information, contact Lisa Cook at 502-645-2610 or lisaannecook@insightbb.com.
Finchville Fall Festival
The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual fall festival will be Saturday andd Sunday. 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.
Johnson memorial fund benefit
A benefit for the Micheal Johnson memorial fund will be from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Kings Highway. Micheal was born with Hydroplastic Left Heart Syndrome and passed just two months later. This benefit is to raise money for his family. Micheal was born with a twin, and his family also has two younger children. There will be a chili cook-off, concessions, corn hole, and a silent auction. If interested in bringing a pot of chili, call 502-321-2713. Gravel Road Band will provide entertainment after 7 p.m. The gate fee will be $2, and 5-year-olds and younger are free.
Elvis impersonator at Encore Shop
Operation Care Encore Shop’s ‘50s celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 708 Main St. in Shelbyville, “Elvis Impersonator” Rick Long will perform and pose for free photographs. There will be slaw burgers and bottles of Ski. A free gift will be given for all children.
Finchville missions event
The Children’s Ministry and Missions Committee of Finchville Baptist Church will share a booth at the Finchville Ruritan Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Missions Committee will sell frozen cookie dough, cotton dish cloths and holiday tins to raise money for mission activities in 2014.
Mount Moriah Baptist yard sale
A community yard sale, the last of the season, will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, inside and out at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. A concession stand will serve breakfast, lunch and snacks. The church is located in Mount Eden.
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 Sunday. 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 Sunday 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.
Thompson family reunion
All friends and family are invited to the Charlie Thompson family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.  Bring a dish. For more information, contact Barbara at 502-839-6083.
Tipton/Bramblett family reunion
The Tipton and Bramblett family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bagdad Ruritan Building. The menu will be potluck. Bring drinks and ice. For more information, contact Doris Cissell at 502-722-1191.
St. John consecration service
A consecration service for a new sanctuary will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church, 212 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. Services start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Alvin Goodwin, Gross and Cityrose United Methodist Church in Louisville. Rev. Robert Marshall is the senior pastor. For more information, contact Paula Wooten at 502-645-1458 or paulaanddannie@att.net.
Roberts homecoming
The annual Roberts homecoming will be Sunday at Roberts Chapel on Stockton Road in Franklin County. Sunday school is at 11:30 a.m., potluck meal at 12:30 p.m. and singing after lunch.
Beginning Spanish classes
Beginning Spanish, taught by Diana Szuba, will be 5-6 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks starting Monday 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.
Sewing program
Learn to use the sewing machine, select a pattern and fabric, and make a “zippy strippy” bag or petal table cover from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Master clothing volunteers teach these classes. Bring other sewing projects to show others or to receive assistance. Sewing machines are available, or you may bring your own with instruction booklet. For more information or to register and receive the needed supply list, call 633-4593.
Teddy bears drive
Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used Teddy bears and stuffed animals for Kosair Charities’ “Bears On Patrol” program. All Commonwealth Credit Union branches located in Frankfort and Lexington will have until Monday boxes in their lobbies to collect the stuffed animals. For more information, contact Cindy Block at 502-564-4775 or 800-228-6420, extension 5229, or cblock@cwcu.org.
Project Graduation meeting
Project Graduation is seeking parent volunteers to help plan and carry out the annual event, which for 25 years has presented graduating seniors a safe place to celebrate their commencements. A planning meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Shelby County High School. For more information or questions, send an E-mail to Kendra.Hayes@shelby.kyschools.us.
‘Miracle on 34th Street’ auditions
Auditions for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s production of Miracle on 34th Street will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the BIG office, 649 Charity Court in Frankfort. There are speaking roles for 13 men, five women, one girl (who passes for a 7- or 8-year-old), four younger children, seven teens, and three parents. For more information, contact Leslie Noell at 502-330-1946 or E-mail bluegrasstheatrefrankfort@gmail.com.
Kentucky Road Runners meetings
The Kentucky Road Runners meetings will be 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Pizza Inn, Frankfort. Come at 5:30 to eat and socialize. The Kentucky Road Runners is a motorcycle group that holds fund-raisers and rides to help others. For more information, visit kyrdrunners.com.
Lions vision screening
The Shelby County Lions Club has joined with its counterpart in Frankfort to conduct eye screenings for state workers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the State Health Fair in the auditorium on the first floor of the State Office Building, 501 High St. in Frankfort. For more information, contact Flo Warner, Frankfort Lions Club at 502-223-8514 or lionflo@fewpb.net.
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. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10, 16, 22, 30; 2 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, 18, 24; and 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12. Applicants must live in Shelby County and have a Social Security card for all children or a government document. Parents must bring an ID and proof of all household income, telephone numbers and sizes of all children (15 and under). Children of parents with tax ID# will not need a Social Security number. Salary range for a couple with one child must be $19,000, two children $22,600, three children $25,600 and four or more children $29,200. Do not bring children to the application process. For more information, contact 321-6170.

Next week
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.
Homemakers meeting
All extension homemakers and other interested people are invited to attend the area annual homemaker meeting to see and learn about fashions from the era of Mary Todd Lincoln and her sister Emily. The meeting will be on Oct. 3 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $15 registration fee is due to the Shelby County Extension Office by Friday. The cost includes an autumn buffet lunch and the program. For more information, call 633-4593.
Author Herd to visit library
Spend an evening with retired U.S. Army Col. Walter Herd of Simpsonville from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Herd published a book, Unconventional Warrier, Memoir of a Special Operations Commander in Afghanistan. He will talk about his experiences and insight on the war on terror. For more information and registration, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
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.
Crusade for Children hayride fundraiser
The Simpsonville Fire Auxiliary will host its 11th annual Crusade for Children hayride fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. Tractors  load at Simpsonville Fire Station 3, 44 First Day Lane, the main entrance for Equestrian Lakes, in Finchville, off KY 148. The menu includes chili, dessert and drinks, and music will be performed by Silver Wings band. All proceeds will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information, call 502-722-5617.
Habitat warehouse clearance
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County will have a warehouse clearance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at 703 South 3rd St. in Shelbyville. Items include cabinets, sinks, and lots of miscellaneous items that may be taken with a donation to HFHSC. Items must be taken that day.
Finchville Baptist fundraiser
The Finchville Baptist Guatemala Mission Team will host a chili/bean soup fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Finchville Baptist Church. Meals can be eaten at the church or carried out. Along with the soups will be cornbread and desserts.
Children’s movie at library
A free children’s movie, the original version of The Muppet Movie, will be shown at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Free popcorn will be provided, but viewers will need to bring their own drinks. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.
Mount Eden Saddle Club contest
Mount Eden Saddle Club will sponsor a contest show on Oct. 5 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds. There will be more than $500 added money. Events will include running barrels, flags and poles. Warm-ups start at 11 a.m., and the show will start at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Sharon at 502-738-9741 or Leslie at 502-321-8166.
Shelby County Toy Run
A Shelby County Toy Run will be on 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 be 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.
Painted Stone fall festival
Painted Stone Elementary fall festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Events include games, inflatables, face and pumpkin painting, photo booth, DJ, silent auction, featuring American girl doll, a Rick Pitino-signed ball, Cincinnati Reds tickets and much more. Food available will be hot dogs, tacos, pork chop sandwiches, hamburgers and Kona Ice. Everyone is welcome. $5 wristbands for unlimited games and inflatables. For more information, contact Allison Shafer at ashafer79@mac.com.
Theater fundraiser
“An Evening at Science Hill,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5, will support the efforts of The Shelby County Community Theatre. The event includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions, and the cost is $75 per person. There will be PGA tickets, jewelry, a bourbon tour and entertainment packages available. To RSVP or for more information, call 633-0242. To view auction items, visit Shelbytheatre.org. Science Hill Inn is at 525 Washington St. in Shelbyville.
Car Club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Gallrein Farms.
Kroos in concert
Mark Kroos, an award-winning acoustical guitarist, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at First Christian Church. Admission is a donation. To learn more about Kroos, visit www.markkroos.com. He will also perform two songs during the 11 a.m. worship service.
SC3 Friends concert
The Shelby County Community Children’s Choir (SC3) will present its second annual “SC3 and Friends” concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There is no charge for admission. There are several special guests scheduled to appear, including Jordan Lardner, Rick Reinle and the Prologuers.

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 Oct. 9-12 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the Bookfest will go to support the library and The Sentinel-News Newspapers in Education program. Donations of new and pre-owned books, CDs and DVDs and art objects are being accepted. No encyclopedias or VHS tapes will be accepted. Drop items at The Sentinel-News, 703 Taylorsville Road, or at Crahan Wealth Management, 529 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will pick up books from patrons who live within the Shelbyville city limits. Opening night of the Bookfest, a members-only event, will include a silent auction, refreshments and an opportunity to meet with local authors. Hours are 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 10-11 and 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 12. For more information, contact 633-3803.
An evening with James Markert
Spend an evening with James Markert, author of A White Wind Blew, from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Markert grew up in Louisville in the shadow of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a building with a reputation as one of the most haunted places on earth. This was the library staff’s pick for best summer book. Registration requested for seating purposes. For more information, call 633-3803, ext. 11 or send an E-mail to marketing@scplibrary.net.
Diabetes meetings
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County Chapter meets 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Shelby County Library in the Hudson Room.. For more information, contact Teresa McGeeney at 502-266-5571, E-mail teresa.mcgeeney@ky.gov or visit www.krdcoalition.com.
Jack-O-Lantern trail at Iroquois Park
Local artists will carve more than 5,000 pumpkins, which will light a trail the length of five football fields at the base of Iroquois Park. Produced for the first time in Louisville, the Jack-O-Lantern spectacular will take place nightly starting at dusk from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. The trail opens at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and tickets for adults are $12, seniors (62+) $10, children (3- to 12-years) $9; Friday through Saturday adults are $15, seniors (62+) $13, children (3- to 12-years) $12. Individual tickets may be purchased daily, starting at 9 a.m., for use the same evening at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502-363-7766 or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will benefit Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities. For more information, contact Erika Nelson at 502-456-3253 or Erika.Nelson@louisvilleky.gov.
Mount Eden final horse show
The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host an end-of-season horse show at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club’s grounds in Mount Eden. Classes include Western, gaited, miniature, contest and three championship classes. A free stick-horse race will be available for the kids, and there will be door prizes. There will be a $2 gate fee, and children 6 years old and younger are free. For more information call, Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Leslie at 502-321-8166 or Sharon at 502-738-9741.
Komen Race for Cure
The 18h annual Komen Louisville Race for the Cure will be Oct. 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. Online registration for both individual and team participation is available at KomenLouisville.org. Prices range from $10 for youth non-timed (eighth grade or lower) to $30 for adult timed. Paper registration is an additional $5. Sleep-in for the Cure is also available for those who want to support the race but are not able to be there for $35 and includes the cost to mail shirts directly to the participants.
Car club cruise
The Shelby County Car Club will have its cruise of vintage vehicles from 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Shelbyville Chrysler on Midland Trail.
Democratic chili supper
Voters get a chance to meet and greet Democratic candidates at a chili supper from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Stratton Center. The menu includes chili, sandwiches, desert and drinks. This event is sponsored by the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee. A donation of $5 is requested.
Caning class
Learn to use cane in a course at 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. The $48 registration is due by Sept. 27. This covers the cost of the oak foot stool and caning material. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 633-4593.
Free GED 2013 classes
Do you need your GED credential?  Last test dates of 2013 are Oct. 16 and 17, Nov. 13 and 14, and Dec. 11 and 12.  Don’t lose your current test credit.  Finish your test or get started today to complete your GED before the test changes in January 2014. Call Jefferson Community and Technical College at 502-213-3669 to register now for free classes.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Community fall festival
A community fall festival will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. Events include a chili supper, hay rides, games, cake auction and concessions. For more information, visit www.CCAofKY.org.
‘Christmas Carol’ production
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 December 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.

Free Jazzercise
Jazzercise Shelbyville will offer free dance fitness classes from Monday through Sept. 29, no strings attached. For more information, contact Nellie at 502-655-1097.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.