Sunday, May 31, 2015

Summer Food Service Program in Shelby County

Shelby County Public Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program this summer! All children are eligible for breakfast and lunch at various locations throughout the county. 

The program will start on June 8th for most locations, and run through the end of July. Click here for a list of locations and times that the meals will be provided.

Please share this information with other families in Shelby County!

For more information, contact Cindy Murphy or Evell Coomer 502-633-2375.

By: Kimberly
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Comfy Cow Ice Cream at Harvest Coffee & Cafe!

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Source: Harvest Coffee & Cafe

Comfy Cow ice cream, which is very popular in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area, can now be bought in Shelby County! The timing is perfect....just in time for summer! It is now being served at Harvest Coffee & Cafe in downtown Shelbyville! 

 photo icecream_zpsou7ktjbi.jpgFlavors:
Bourbon Ball
Georgia Butter Pecan
Cookies & Cream
Cow Tracks
Minty Chocolate Chippy
Strawberry "Fields Forever"
Pinapple Sorbet
Rasberry Lemonade Sorbet

Kids Scoop- $2.92
Regular Scoop- $3.92
Large Scoop- $5.46

Harvest is located at 524 Main Street in Shelbyville.
They have new summer hours!

*Did you know that Harvest has curbside service! I just found this out the other day and had to share :)

Nothing says summer like ice cream!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

$1 Summer Movie Express!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Making Ends Meet Studio- Sewing Class for Kids

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Basic Sewing Class for Kids at Making Ends Meet Studio in Shelbyville!

Are your kids interested in sewing? Are you looking for something for them to do this summer? How about a Basic Sewing Class for Kids at Making Ends Meet Studio! This fun class, taught by Betty Ayers, will introduce your child to the basics in machine operation and simple sewing techniques! Students will sew a basic pillow during this three hour class. Below are the times this class is offered in June.

June 3, 9-12
June 4, 1-4
June 23, 9-12
June 24, 1-4

Class fee is $45, which is due at time of registration. A $10 supply fee is due at time of class. Make sure to bring your sewing machine, or reserve one at the shop.

Registration information
You can register online or in the store (located at 701 Washington Street in Shelbyville).

Making Ends Meet Studio offers other classes and workshops. Some of those classes include doll making, jewelry making, upholstery, fabric painting, beading, glass sculpting, and more! Information on all the classes offered at MEMS can be found here.

Happy sewing!

By: Kimberly
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Play Structure at Clear Creek Park

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Source: SCPD, Shelby County Life

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony set for July 28th at 6 PM!

The Shelby County Parks Department and the Health Department/Fiscal Court have together raised enough funds to build a new play structure at Clear Creek Park! This will be a multi-level structure with several different play features. The wonderful thing about this new playground is that it will be all inclusive and will be designed to accommodate ALL children, including those with disabilities. There will also be a toddler structure, shade areas, benches, swings (including ADA swings), merry-go-round, and musical pieces.

There are two additional phases that will each include an additional play feature to be added to the playground when funding has been met! They will contain components for physical fitness to help fight childhood obesity. It will also include equipment for children who are deaf or hard of fearing, blind, have cerebral palsy, autism, or other disabilities. There is an event schedules at Stone's Throw Farm on July 11 to help raise funds for the additional phases. 

The Shelby County Parks Department is asking the community to help decide what to name this new playground. If you have a suggestion you can email Shawn Pickens at or mail your suggestion to Shawn Pickens c/o Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville, Ky 40065. The deadline for suggestions is June 5, 2015. The Playground Committee of the Parks Department will make the final decision on the name.

What do you think the name should be?

By: Kimberly

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Shelby County Summer Reading Program 2015

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Every Hero Has a Story!

It's almost time for the Shelby County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2015!

Sign-ups begin Monday, June 1st.
The deadline to sign-up is Monday, July 13.

  • Children reading board books to picture books must read (or be read to) 20 books.
  • Advanced readers must read 4 chapter books.
  • Middle and high school student must read 2 or more novels.

When you complete the program you will receive a book, a bag, and coupons!
All reading logs must be turned in by Saturday, July 25.

Below is a schedule of Summer Reading Program events and activities. You do not have to attend these events to complete the program. You can attend as many or as few as you would like. They're just added fun! Also listed is the summer story hours, which are different that the story hours during the school year!

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Schedule for Children
June 6 Summer Reading Kick-off Party 11-1:00
June 8-13 Scholastic Book Fair
June 17 Slip and Slide 10-11:30
June 24 Animal Tales 11 & 2:00
July 1 Marcus Wilkerson & His African Drums 11 & 1:00
July 8 Jason Lindsey the "Science Guy" 11 & 2:00
July 15 Magician Mark Wood 11 & 2:00
July 22 Lego Day! movie 10am and building time 12-1:00
July 29 or 30 Swim Party (Ticket Required) 7:30-9:30pm

Schedule for Tweens/Teens
June 6 Summer Reading Kick-off Party 11-1:00
June 8-13 Scholastic Book Fair
June 19 Movie Day 10:30-12:30
June 26 Craft Day 2:00
July 7 Entertainer Sam Bartlett 2:00
July 17 Zombie Walk in Downtown Shelbyville 2:00
July 24 Game Night Lock-In 7-10:00pm

Summer Story Hours
Preschool Tuesdays at 10am
June 16,23,30
July 7,14,21,28
Elementary on Thursdays at 11am
June 18,25
July 2,9,16,23,30

This information is from the Shelby County Public Library and their Summer Reading Program card. If you have any questions or would like more information you can contact the Shelby County Public Library at 502-633-3803. 

Happy Reading!
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rooted in Shelby Program

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Rooted in Shelby is a fairly new program from the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office. The program was created to help identify and promote the sale of products grown or produced in Shelby County by Kentucky Proud members. This includes more than just fruits and vegetables, but grains, sod, hay, honey, meat, dairy products, live animals, and artisanal products as well. The program states that their main goal is to help build a network between farmers, producers, and consumers, all while promoting the use of Shelby County products. Sounds awesome!

If you are a Kentucky Proud member and grow or produce products in Shelby County you can apply to become a Rooted in Shelby member here. You can also visit the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 1117 Frankfort Road or call 502-633-4593 for more information. It is free! You can then get logo artwork for free to show your product is indeed Rooted in Shelby! They also have pre-made signs available for purchase.

You can still support this awesome program even if you don't grow or produce anything locally. Just look for the words Rooted in Shelby next time you're at a farmer's market or local store. Here is a list from their website of farmers and artisans who are currently in the program that I found very helpful. It gives you the name of the farm/business, location, where they sell their products, contact information, and additional information you may need to know.

Help spread the word about this program to anyone you know who grows or produces in Shelby County. Help support these members by looking for the Rooted in Shelby logo next time you are out shopping! I don't know about you, but I like to know where my food comes from and I like to support people who live in my community!

Info from:
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service
1117 Frankfor Road
Shelbyville, Ky 40065

By: Kimberly
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs!

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Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs
Presented by Kroger

The Kentucky Derby may be over, but Churchill Downs is still the place to be on Sunday, May 17 and June 21!

Come enjoy a day of races and fun at Churchill Downs! There will be something fun for everyone!  Your kids can enjoy 20 kid friendly activities including pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, stick horse races, and face painting.  There will also be a family viewing area to watch the races, and a chance for your child to call "Riders Up!" for a real race!

Advance tickets online just $8, or $10 at the gate
Partial proceeds benefit Kosair Children's Hospital

By: Kimberly
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Lowe's Build and Grow

Next Build and Grow is February 13 at 10 am- A Valentine's Day Frame!

Lowe's has a Build and Grow clinic once a month that is geared towards children and is completely FREE! The clinics usually occurs the second Saturday of every month at 10am. Sometimes they have the clinics twice a month!

 photo 20131109_101016_zps9yevr5it.jpgThe Shelbyville Lowe's usually has their clinic set up in the windows & door area.  After you fill out and turn in your waiver your children will each receive a wooden project kit, hammer, goggles, and apron (if they don't already have one).  There are a few tables with chairs set up, but my family usually finds a spot on the floor to work. The projects have easy to follow directions and usually only take about 20 minutes to complete. When the children are done they return their hammer, show off their completed project, and pick up their certificate and patch.

Even though it is a free event, they like for you to register online so they have an estimate as to how many participants there will be. You will also be able to print out the waiver that you need to bring with you and turn in. Don't worry if you forget your waiver, they have extras at the store. Registration opens up a few weeks before each clinic so you have plenty of time to register. They also have the upcoming schedule online.

My daughters LOVE going to Lowe's to build. I was worried they would be too young to participate because they are only 2 and 4, but they just need a little more guidance than some of the others. They still really enjoy themselves. They love taking their projects home and playing with them. We've made cars, trains, haunted houses, flower pots, chemistry set, birdhouses, and many more!

It's a fun, free, family event that I suggest everyone take advantage of.

Happy building!

By: Kimberly

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day in Shelby County

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There are a lot of ways to show your appreciation for mom on Mother's Day! We highlighted a few events in Shelby County, and a few in Louisville, that we thought would make her day even more special!

Bell House Restaurant- Mother/Daughter Tea on Wednesday, May 6th from 2-4pm. Cost is $13/person and includes one pot of tea, 2 sweets, 1 scone, and 3 savories. RSVP required.

Sweet Avisha- FREE frozen yogurt for mom on Mother's Day! (with purchase)

Claudia Sanders- Mother's Day brunch.

Talon Winery- Treat mom to some wine and music on Friday (6-9pm, Chester) or Saturday (4-7pm, Brad Nunn). Talon Winery also has a special "Mother's Love" wine and wine glass gift set for $15 this week.

Gallrein Farms- If you're looking for beautiful flowers for mom, you must check out Gallrein Farms. They have one of the largest selections of flowers I've seen, plus hanging baskets and planters of various sizes.

Lowe's- Take the kids to Lowe's for their Build and Grow clinic and they can make a cute Mother's Day planter for mom! Saturday at 10am.

You may want to check these venues out if you're going to be in Louisville.....

Louisville Zoo- Mother's receive FREE admission to the zoo on Mother's Day.

Louisville Bats- Ladies 18 and over can purchase tickets for $1. After the game, moms can play catch on the field with their children!

Belle of Louisville- Enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch or Mother's Day Dinner Cruise.

Churchill Downs- Treat mom to a day of horse races!

Happy Mother's Day!!

By: Kimberly
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