Shelby artists

March 3-11: Whimsical Swirly Adventure — Exhibit by local artist Joselyn Dupont. Preview reception Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit continues Fridays and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. at Dogwood Art Gallery.


SCCT announces Telling Tales ’23, An Evening of Real Stories Told by Real People, produced and hosted by Regan Wann, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Order online at Because of adult themes, this show may not be suitable for children.

Arts council meets

Shelby Regional Arts Council monthly meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on March 9, The Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. Speaker is Andrew Preston of Preston Art Center. He will discuss new art tools and techniques, and demonstrate paper marbling and alcohol inks. Current projects presented during show and tell. Bring samples of artwork. Visit for more information. 

Chatham tribute

Life Singers of Shelbyville is having a community performance and tribute to Betty Jean Chatham at 7 p.m. March 11 at First Christian Church, with former member Jimmy Booker. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact us for details. or 502-232-3924.

Craft fair

Shelby Saddlebred Optimist Club is hosting a Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Stratton Center. There will also be a craft auction starting at 11 a.m. Attendees can bid on items from the craft vendors using quarters and numbered paddles, purchased for $4.

Touched Twice

The annual Touched Twice clinic will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last) on Saturday, March 25, at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville. There will be a hot meal, spiritual support, food and toiletry pantry items, dental screening and treatment, vision screening, chiropractic screening, family photo, haircut, and more. This year, the group is asking for $40 donations to support a family.

Acting classes

• SCCT will hold an adult acting class Wednesdays, March 29-May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. with a showcase May 5 for ages 16 and up with all levels of experience. Each student will learn and perform monologues at the showcase. Individual work with Dr. Jack Wann is included.

• SCCT is offering youth acting classes — Spring Break Mini-Musicals from April 3-7. A showcase is scheduled for Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Students will experience the entire process of preparing and performing an entire 30-minute musical.

• SCCT will hold a True Storytelling one-day master class April 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, with a showcase at 6 p.m. The class is open to those 18 and over, and adult themes will be discussed.

Shelbyville clean-up

The City of Shelbyville will host a citywide clean-up event April 10-14 for city residents. No businesses. Appliances, except microwaves, will be picked up, but the door must be secured for safety. Small items must be bagged or boxed. Limbs must be stacked neatly in 4-foot tall stacks or less. Limbs can be no longer than 6 feet and not larger than 6 inches in diameter. Do not put out standard household garbage, truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, dead animals, chemicals, microwaves, hazardous waste, or large quantities of building demo or remodeling material. Public Works has the final say and reserves the right to leave debris if not conformed to the above rules. Call Public Works at 502-633-1094 to request pickup.

Dogwood Festival

The annual Dogwood Festival is back Saturday, April 22, at the Shelby County Board of Education district office, 1155 West Main St., Shelbyville. More details later. Among many other booths, The Sentinel-News will occupy a booth at this event.

Mt. Eden cruise & tournament

Car cruise and Rook tournament at Mt. Eden Ruritan Club April 29, starting at 11:30 a.m., with 50/50 raffles, vendor booths, yard sale sites, and swap meet. Setup can start early that morning and will go until 5 p.m. Bring tables/chairs.

Rook Tournament starts at 6 p.m. $10 each player. Partner draw; single elimination. Playing with Big Rook ONLY. Looking to borrow card tables. Country ham and T-bones for first- and second-place winners.

Recycled earrings

Shelby Artist will hold its Recycled Painted Earrings Workshop from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 29. Learn to make and paint leather earrings from recycled materials. Participants may make two pairs of earrings. Register in advance online at or in person at Dogwood Art Gallery, 800 Main St., Unit 14, Shelbyville, from noon-4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, 

Pie and cake contest

HorseSensing will have its second annual pie and cake contest April 29 at 270 Bagdad Road, Shelbyville. Prizes will be awarded. Contact the organization at 650-776-4313 or visit for details.

Bagdad Day

Bagdad Day is May 20. The event includes a 5K run, breakfast, parade, auction, bingo, pageant, musical entertainment, inflatables, and a community showcase. More details will come closer to the event. For information regarding the parade, contact Zac Wiley at 502-321-9996.

Volunteers needed

Multi Purpose Community Action Agency is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Meals are delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is usually about a two-hour commitment, and the volunteer must provide their own transportation. Most of the meal delivery is within the Shelbyville city limits. Contact Sabrina or Pat at the senior center, 502-633-2218, on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Adults over 60 can join MPCAA for lunch, socialization, and fun activities at the senior center. Call the same number as well or e-mail

Christian-based recovery

Updated info: Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step community gathering for all of the hurts, habits, and hangups of life, including substance abuse. Groups for men, women, and families/friends affected by addiction meet from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sundays at the main Awake building, 701 Washington St. Childcare is provided. 502-647-5555.

Veterans Night

Veterans Rural Outreach hosts Thursday Veterans Night each week at Veteran's Village Community Center, 506 Bradshaw Street, for vets and their families at 6 p.m. Food and fellowship for all veterans the those who support them. Call 502-220-9387 with questions.

Caregiver group

Family Caregiver Support Group: Shelby County (in-person) meets the third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the U of L Health–Shelbyville Hospital, 727 Hospital Drive.

Ham radios

Stubblefield Repeater Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at county fire station #1, Alpine Drive, for anyone who is a ham radio operator or interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

Help for veterans

NABVets and Veterans Rural Outreach host help sessions for veteran benefit claims the first and third Saturday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m., beginning Dec. 17. at the Veteran’s Village meeting house at 506 Bradshaw Street. A National Service Officer will be on hand to help with claims. Call 502-640-0437 or 502-472-4895 with questions.

Al Anon meeting

Meets 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the back of First Christian Church, 60 Disciples Way. For more information, contact 502-487-0660. Please note time change.

Alzheimer’s association

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting is the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. The meeting location has changed to Shelby Farms Senior Living, across from Kroger on Boone Station Road. Registration encouraged but not required. Email with questions.

Adult education

Shelby County Adult Education offers work, community, and life skills, GED, reading, writing, math, college prep, NCRC, KESC. Free classes are at JCTC/Shelbyville Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road, Room 144. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-213-3669 or visit Shelby County Office of Adult Education at JCTC on Facebook.

Free English classes

Free remote ESL/English Learner classes are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. In-person classes also available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For more information, call 502-220-9121 or visit JCTC Shelby County ESL/English Language Learners on Facebook.

On Mondays and Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church 300 East Main St. 502-220-9121 or Shelby Adult Ed on Facebook.

Diabetes support

Join a free diabetes support group led by a nurse diabetes educator from North Central District Health Department in partnership with the Shelby County Extension office. For more information, contact Maranda Burgin RN at 633-1231, ext. 256, to register or to register/be notified of classes.

Head Start

Clear Creek and Painted Stone have openings for 3- to 4-year-olds' Head Start. Applicants must provide proof of income and child’s birth certificate. Additional documents may be required Spots are limited. Apply at or 502-633-2348 or 502-633-7705.

Senior services, program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Lunch is 11:30 with daily activities for 60 and older. Reservations: 502-633-2218.

Bible study

Operation Care holds a Bible Study 9–10 a.m. each Wednesday at 708 Main St. Open to the public. | 502-633-1965

ALC pregnancy resource

A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, provides help/hope to women and families facing or have experienced a crisis/unplanned pregnancy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 711 Henry Clay St., behind Operation Care on Main Street. Appointments not required, but can be made at 502-647-0300. Free/confidential services include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, infant supplies, support for men, abortion recovery and pregnancy information including education on parenting, adoption and abortion. Spanish speaking services available.

Patriot Guard riders

A volunteer non-profit organization protecting loved ones from protesters at memorial services honoring fallen military service members and provides a final salute at funerals of first responders/honorably discharged veterans. Members don’t have to be veterans or riders. To join the PGR or request their attendance at a funeral/memorial, visit or call 502-320-4382.

Operation CatSnip

Offers monthly spay/neuter clinics, weather dependent, with a financial donation for Shelby County. No dogs accepted. 502-220-0271 |

Women in recovery

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 8043 Main St., Campbellsburg. 502-220-8098.

Community recovery

A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind, 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesdays at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Enter door #9. Childcare available.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professional support, 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We need mentors for children ages 7-16. or call 502-753-3745.

T.R.A.I.L. volunteers

To assist with therapeutic riding lessons at 4090 Webb Rd., Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. 502-876-7844.

Habitat applications

Candidates must submit applications for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay, willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications are at and must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is looking for volunteers. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or by serving on a committee. 502-633-5518 or

CASA volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region is recruiting/training volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. This is a rewarding experience to help a child in crisis. 502-647-2155 or No experience necessary.