What's Happening — Week of July 24

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Board of Elections to meet early on Thursday
The Spencer County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Clerk’s office. The regularly scheduled time is normally at 9 a.m. Call 477-3215 should you have any questions.

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 film, “They Come to America — The Cost of Amnesty,” by Dennis Michael Lynch, will be shown. Lynch did research on site at America’s southwest borders and points out the dangers to national security that need top priority.
For more information on the local Tea Party, contact Carol Ferriell at 502-618-1940 or Rick Devine at 502-641-2346.

Yard sale to benefit American Cancer Society
A fundraising yard sale is planned for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spencer County Preschool, 110 Reasor Avenue. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Meet the new TES principal
The Taylorsville Elementary School PTA is hosting a community meet and greet for new principal, MariAnn Arnold, on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Light refreshments will be served.

Solid waste, recycling advisory board to meet
The Spencer County Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Board will host a planning session at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Spencer County Fiscal Court room located at 28 E. Main St. The public is invited to participate.

National Girlfriends’ Day
The Taylorsville Main Street Committee is hosting its inaugural Girlfriends’ Day Celebration in conjunction with National Girlfriends’ Day on Aug. 1.
The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at T&R Antiques’ front patio on Main Street.
The event is free and is for new friends, old friends, sister friends, mother friends and daughter friends. Refreshments include hot dogs, chips and cold drinks.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to settle in for a night of fun, drawings and door prizes.

Shelburne to host softball tourney to benefit St. Jude
Country artist and Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne will host his sixth annual St. Jude Charity Softball game against the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz at Ray Jewell Park on Saturday, Aug. 3.
The game starts at noon and is open to the public.
Before the game, there will be a home-run derby featuring Shelburne and his teammates, which will benefit St. Jude.
In the last five years, Shelburne and his team have raised more than $10,000 for St. Jude. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/jdshelburne or www.jdshelburne.com.

Early childhood screening set for Aug. 9
Spencer County Preschool’s Early Childhood Screening will be Friday, Aug. 9, at the Spencer County Preschool building from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The screenings are by appointment only and are for all Spencer County children 3 and 4 years of age. The screening will assess the areas of hearing, cognitive skills, speech/language, self help adaptive skills, socialization and motor development.
If your child is 4 before Oct. 1, he or she may be income eligible for preschool even if he or she was previously screened as a 3-year-old and was not eligible.
Call Michelle McKinley at 502-643-3183 to set up an appointment or for additional information.

Taylorsville High School Class of 1963 reunion
Taylorsville High School Class of 1963 is hosting its 50-year class reunion on Sept. 20 at the Chamber of Commerce building.
For more information, please contact Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459, Cerilda Pollett at 477-8101 or Nancy Inman at 477-2954.

‘Raw food group’ to host meeting
The newly formed Spencer County Raw Food Group is still small, but it’s growing. Nine people attended the most recent gathering at the  Extension Office. The next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The group plans to share a meal, and demonstrate how to make a healthy smoothie. The community is invited. Attendees are asked to bring a raw dish to share. (This can be as simple as raw vegetables or fruit.)  Also bring your own plate, fork, and drink.

Join the Waterford Homemakers
The Waterford Homemakers would like to invite women in the community to consider becoming a part of the group, which meets the third Wednesday of the month. The homemakers enjoy fellowship, day trips and are involved in numerous community projects.
The group meets at the Spencer County Extension Service and is led by president Judy Broyles. Broyles can be reached at 477-8890.
The next meeting is Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the extension office on Oak Tree Way.

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.