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What's Happening — Week of Jan. 22

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New 4-H scrapbooking club
Do you like to scrapbook?  Are you between the ages of 9-18?  The 4-H Scrapbooking Club will have a membership drive/informational meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office. If you have any questions, call Tonya or Mollie at the Spencer County Extension Office at 477-2217.

Historical society to meet
The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Spencer County Library. Those interested in learning more about Spencer County’s history and tracing their family trees are welcome to attend.

Tea Party to meet Jan. 30
The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday, Jan. 30, 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 banquet
The Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host a dinner with a silent and live auction at Shelbyville’s Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Jan. 31, 2014.  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 Feb. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 1850 Louisville Road in Coxs 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.

GOP to host Lincoln Day Dinner
Spencer County GOP is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m.
The event will take place at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road.
Speakers include former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Congressmen Brett Guthrie and Thomas Massie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin.
The cost is $35 through Feb. 6 and $40 at the door.
Call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573 for more information or tickets.

Special Olympics hosting bunco fundraiser
The Spencer County High School Special Olympics Team is hosting a bunco night Feb. 8 from 7-9:30 at Spencer County High school to benefit Special Olympics and the local team.
The event will be held in the cafeteria and is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will go toward Special Olympics.
Anyone planning to participate is asked to RSVP by Jan. 25 at 502-354-1691 or 502-424-4485.

Project Linus to participate in National Make-a-Blanket Day
The local Project Linus chapter will participate in National Make-a-Blanket Day on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The blanket making event will be at the Shelby County Extension Office.
Participants are asked to bring materials needed for making any kind of blanket, as well as a bag lunch if planning to stay all day.
The event will feature door prizes and a raffle.
Donations of fabric, fleece, yarn or money are appreciated, even if you can’t attend.
For more information, contact Chapter Coordinator Becky Jew at 502-727-4116.

Spencer Christian School to host open house Feb. 9
Spencer Christian School is hosting an open house and informational meeting for prospective families with children in preschool through eighth grade on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.
Interested families are invited to attend the meeting, meet the staff and tour the facility.
Community registration for the 2014-15 school year opens Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Farmers Market to host 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.
Donations are still needed for the silent auction. Call 477-2263 or email president@spencercountyhfh.com if interested in donating new or gently used, high end items for auction.

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.