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What's Happening — Week of Oct. 17

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JD Shelburne to perform free concert Saturday
JD Shelburne will return to his hometown of Taylorsville on Saturday at 5 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Country Mart parking lot for his fans and community.
Shelburne will release his Nashville debut album first in Taylorsville that afternoon and will perform a full band show. The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
This will mark Shelburne’s first return to his hometown since July 2009 to perform an actual concert. Shelburne will be hitting the road in 2013.

Habitat to host yard sale
Habitat for Humanity will host a yard sale Saturday from 8 to 2 p.m. in the Polymerica building.
The sale will feature strollers, Christmas items, a Surger sewing machine, household items, furniture and more.

GOP to host family picnic
The Spencer County GOP is holding a family picnic from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Spencer County Fairground Pavilion. There will be music, games and food. Admission is free.
Invited speakers and guests include U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie, U.S. Congress Candidate Thomas Massie, State Sen. Paul Hornback, State Rep. Brad Montell, State Rep. Kim King, State Rep. David Floyd and County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

THS class of ‘71 plans reunion Saturday
The Taylorsville High School class of 1971 will have its 41-year reunion on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House in Shelbyville.
Contact Sherry Mudd Johnson at 502-477-5200 to RSVP.

Gordon Deapen to speak at Historical Society’s Meeting
The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Library. Gordon Deapen will discuss the works of the Taylorsvile Main Street Committee and the Historical Overlay District and how it applies to Taylorsville. Those interested in learning more about this project are welcome to attend.

Board of elections to meet Tuesday
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Spencer County Board of Elections will be moved from Thursday, Oct. 25, to Tuesday at 10 a.m.
The purpose of this meeting will be the public examination of the voting machines to be used in the Nov. 6 general election.

Floodwall meeting set for Tuesday
A meeting to discuss and plan for the future and maintenance of the floodwall is planned for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room.
The meeting is open to the public, and owners of property within the floodwall are especially encouraged to attend.

SCHS boys’ basketball tryouts Tuesday
Spencer County High School boys’ basketball tryouts will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the high school.
Participants must have a completed sports physical.
For more information, call Jacob Barmore at 477-3255.

Tea Party to meet Oct. 25
The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building (next to Dairy Queen), 695 Taylorsville Road.
A short film by David Barton, an American historian, will be shown, and the topic of discussion will be the tax increases on all Americans starting January 2013.
“Come out and meet other local patriots who are speaking up about the erosion of our freedom in America,” organizers said.
For more information, email spencercountyteaparty@gmail.com, or call 502-618-1940 for Carol or 502-641-2346 for Rick.

Hickstock Music Festival set for Oct. 27
The fourth annual Hickstock Music Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
Admission is $5 per person with children ages 10 and under admitted free.
All proceeds go to help fund the middle and high school choir competition trips to King’s Island, Cedar Point and Disney World.
Enjoy performances by the middle school and high school choirs, Van Waylon, The Black Horse Band, Ashley Durrett, Maria Kellogg, Mindi Wafford, the Hall Brothers and more.
The event will feature booths, inflatables, corn hole and barbecue.
Booth space is available for $5 by contacting Natalie Hall at nataliehall309@hotmail.com or Spencer County Middle School at 477-3260.

Spencer County Elementary fall festival Nov. 2
Spencer County Elementary School is hosting its annual fall festival Nov. 2 and invites the community to attend.
Anyone wishing to sell craft items or wanting to set up an informational booth for a business should contact Ashley Phillips at 477-6950 ext. 2834 or email ashley.phillips@spencer.kyschools.us.
The school is currently looking for donations from businesses and private donors to be used in the auction. Any questions regarding the auction or donations should be directed to Erin Tobbe, 477-6950 ext. 2823 or erin.tobbe@spencer.kyschools.us.

Event to benefit Curtsinger family
A benefit with music and a chili supper is planned for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at the community center.
All proceeds will go toward Willie Curtisinger’s funeral expenses.
The event will feature local talents Billy Curtsinger, David Stevens and more.
Admission is $5 at the door.
Food will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.
To donate items to the auction, contact Anna Burden at 502-477-2479 or 502-354-0877.

Martin selected for Europe trip; account set up for community donations
Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.
“This will give Javen the opportunity to strengthen the leadership and problem solving skills that he already has,” his mother, Nydia Martin, said. “This is a great opportunity for Javen as well as Spencer County.”
Javen has said he wants to share his experiences with the community upon his return.
The Martin family thanks the community for its support.

Hosparus to host volunteer training in Louisville
Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient and family support and assistance with its bereavement program in Louisville and surrounding areas, including Spencer County. Hosparus will host a free volunteer training in Louisville, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. Lunch is provided.
Pre-register by Monday, Nov. 12. To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or by email at dstemm@hosparus.org.
Hosparus volunteers help with patient/family support, administrative duties, bereavement care and fundraising/special events.  Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process.
Hosparus, a fully accredited non-profit hospice organization, provides care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Hosparus cares for nearly 6,000 patients and their families each year.  To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org

Warm clothes to be collected for those in need
As we approach the cooler months and winter weather, Judy Bentley will collect new or used coats, blankets, hats or gloves and any other warm item to be donated to the those in need in the community.
Call Judy at 502-477-8249 to arrange pickup of your donations.

Red Scooter announces Gingerbread House Contest
Once again, The Red Scooter will host its annual Gingerbread House Contest. The houses need to be turned in on or before Nov. 17.
Complete contest rules will be available later and posted in The Red Scooter. Adults, as well as students, are encouraged to enter.