What's Happening — Week of Feb. 12

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Parent Connections to address higher education funding, social media
Attention parents and teens of adolescents, the Spencer County Youth Service Center is hosting “Parent Connections” at Spencer County Middle School on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.  Please join us for refreshments and door prizes and receive valuable information from presentations by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and WIN Learning, as they help you plan, prepare, and pay for higher education.  Also, Mary Beth Uberti, with Operation Parent, will make a special presentation called “Parenting Social Media”.   Mary Beth will address the following topics: What are social networks; safety; responsibility; content; popular social media sites; and parent checklist.

Shooting sports club hosting membership drive
Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports is hosting a membership drive meeting Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Spencer County Extension office on Oak Tree Way.
Anyone interested in archery, shotgun, rifle, pistol or BB gun should attend to learn more about the shooting sports club.
For additional information or if you are interested in joining, contact Tim Brewer, shooting sports leader, at t_brewer.twc.com@twc.com or call the extension office at 477-2217.

Chamber of Commerce to meet Thursday
The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting this Thursday at the Chamber building at noon. Lunch will be served at a cost of $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers.
The Chamber will recognize the 2013 Citizen of the Year at this meeting, as well as feature guest speaker Pastor Chad Goodlett. Goodlett will be speaking on the impact of community volunteerism.

FFA taking blackberry orders
The Spencer County FFA is taking orders for flash frozen Kentucky blackberries.
Each 25-pound case is $50 and contains 25 one-pound packages.
The berries were donated by a Kentucky producer to the chapter to help finance the dairy team’s trip to Scotland this summer.
Berries will be delivered Friday, Feb. 14.
To place an order, email Bland Baird at bland.baird@spencer.kyschools.us or call 477-2781. Payment is due when the berries arrive.

Tea Party to meet Thursday
The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Building, 695 Taylorsville Road (next to Dairy Queen). The “Unbridled Liberty Tour” will be presented along with updates on the Matt Bevin campaign for U.S. Senate.  Other state and local issues will be addressed.
For more information, call Carol at 502-618-1940.

Ducks Unlimited
The Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host a dinner with a silent and live auction at Shelbyville’s Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Friday. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 7. Prize items include guided hunts, up to 30 different guns available, gear and much more. Admission is $50 for singles or $60 per couple. Remember, children are encouraged to attend. Call 502-321-1609 for more information or the early bird discounts.

River View to host basketball sign-ups
Basketball sign-ups at River View Baptist Church will be Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 1850 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek.
The youth league is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and will play March 1 through April 30.
The registration deadline is Feb. 8.
For more information, email rvbasketball@outlook.com or call 502-538-4966.

Farmers Market to host planning potluck
The Taylorsville Farmers Market is getting organized for the 2014 season at a planning meeting at the Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. This event is an annual potluck with meat and drinks provided and guests bringing along a side dish or dessert. Those interested in selling produce or other garden products  are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Nicole at the Extension Office 477-2217.

MPCAA to offer arthritis exercise program
MPCAA is offering an arthritis foundation exercise program at its senior center, 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville. This is a low-impact physical activity program to reduce pain and decrease stiffness.
The program will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. from Jan. 7 to Feb. 27, 2014.
Call 502-477-8296 to reserve a spot. The program is free to those 60 years of age or older. For those under 60, the class is $2 per one-hour class.

Habitat to sponsor Valentine Spaghetti Dinner
Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is having its second annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. This event will take place on Friday, Feb. 14, in the Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street in Taylorsville at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person.
All proceeds will go to build the next two Habitat homes on Maple Avenue in Taylorsville.  The families have been selected and construction is ready to begin.
Tickets can be purchased at The Red Scooter, The Corner Door Gift Store and The Tea Cup or by calling 502-477-2263 or 502-477-2206.
Some auction items include a large primitive-style cabinet, contemporary love seat, six-seat cherry dining set, Peugeot racing bike, German beer steins, salt and pepper shaker collection, By Bee pottery, Alpaca items, handmade wishing well, wooden Shaker-style boxes, framed prints, cookbooks, hand mixer, Christmas items and more.

Adult Ed offers college, GED prep classes
College and GED preparation classes are available at the Spencer County Adult Education Center, located at 406 Main Cross in Taylorsville.
Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Call 502-477-3265 for more information or to get enrolled.

Senior Center open Tuesdays, Thursdays
The Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Life Enrichment Center, located at 44 Creekside Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for community members ages 60 and older. Lunch is served at 11:30. Reservations must be made by noon Tuesday for the following week. Call 477-8296 and ask for Jill or Connie for more information.