What's Happening — Week of July 31

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Call for entries in Louisville Veterans Day parade
The annual UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veterans Day Parade Planning Committee has issued a call for entries for this year’s parade, which will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) in Louisville. The parade is open to all veterans organizations and individual veterans, all branches of the Armed Services, veterans’ service organizations, military re-enactment and historical groups and fraternal organizations.  
Volunteer opportunities also exist for flag carriers who will line the parade route and perform other tasks.
Additional information and registration forms are available by contacting the Parade Planning Committee at 502-228-5237.  

National Girlfriends’ Day
The Taylorsville Main Street Committee is hosting its inaugural Girlfriends’ Day Celebration in conjunction with National Girlfriends’ Day on Thursday.
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.

Democrats to meet Thursday
The Spencer County Democratic Party will be Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Farm Bureau community room.

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.
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.

GOP to meet Monday
The Spencer County GOP will meet Monday  at the Farm Bureau community room at 6:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.
All registered Republicans in Spencer County are encouraged to attend.
At this meeting, Ken Kearns will speak about Abraham Lincoln, current misconceptions, errors in the movie “Lincoln” and the roots of Republicanism.
For more information visit website www.spencercountygop.com or call 477-8046 or 477-0258.

Country Ham Breakfast
Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

‘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.

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.

GOP to host spaghetti dinner
The Spencer County GOP will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building located at 19 E. Main St.
State and federal elected officials have been invited to speak.
The cost is $6 per person.
Call 502-477-0258 or 502-477-5519 with questions.

Local ‘Moms in Prayer’ group to meet
Moms in Prayer International, formerly Moms in Touch, gathers moms together to pray for God to transform the children and schools. A local group will begin meeting on Mondays starting Aug. 12.
Meetings will be at 9 a.m. at ToyTopia. Contact Nancye Taylor at 502-600-2214 or nancyejane@gmail.com, with any questions.  For more information about Moms in Prayer International, visit www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Join 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.

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 Ginger for more information.