February 28, 2006

Community Listings

Special Events••UofL Debate Society presents public debate regarding the necessity of childcare services at UofL, March 1, 2-4pm, Strickler Middleton Aud., 852-0967.Kentucky Flea Market, held in East Wing of KY Expo Center, March 3-5, free, Fri. noon-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm.Project ChildSafe promotes firearm safety education March 3-4, 12-6pm, Biff’s Gun World, 12706 Dixie Highway, (518) 434-3582 x3272 or projectchildsafe.org.E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park hosts 13th annual Irish Classic 10K run, March 4, 9am, $20, registration 7-8:30am, 3000 Freys Hill Rd., 429-7270.••African-American Catholic Leadership presents 19th annual awards banquet and silent auction, March 4, 6pm, $40, Seelbach Hilton Hotel, 500 Fourth Ave., 636-0296.Kindred Healthcare presents 7th annual Oscar Night America, allows public to experience feel of walking the red carpet with meal catered by Masterson’s, March 5, 6pm, $175 per person, The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., 893-3900 x260.John Yarmuth for Congress — 10 Club Meetup, March 4, 2pm, Karma Café, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 345-7909 or http://democrat.meetup.com/926/events/.Jefferson Community and Technical College presents International Women’s Day with keynote speaker and live entertainment, March 8, 5:30pm, free, 213-2364.Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center presents “Lewis & Clark: Mysteries of the West,” exhibit focuses on people and sites of famous expedition, thru March 28, free w/ admission, (812) 280-9970.Lectures/ClassesFull Moon Yoga presents belly dance class, March 1, 7:30pm, free; 6-week session starts March 8, $50, 2001 Frankfort Ave, 777-7317.UofL Liberal Studies presents “The Parthenon Marbles: Two Hundred Years of Controversy,” discussion of historic patrimony, March 2, 5:30pm, UofL Ekstrom Library Aud., 852-2247.••UofL Brandies School of Law hosts “The Future of Jerusalem: Social and Geographical Prespectives,” discussion by Hebrew professor Shlomo Hasson, March 2, 7:30pm, free, Allen Court Room, Brandeis School of Law, 852-6817.Thieneman’s Herbs & Perennials classes: “Sow Your Own Salad,” March 3-4, 10am, $30, 9120 Blowing Tree Rd., 491-6305.UofL Engineering Expo presents Microsoft Corp. executive and UofL alumnus Stuart Scott, March 4, 11:30am, Belknap Research Building Aud., 852-6281.New Albany Public Library offers free Knitting Class, March 4, 10am-noon; Beginning Crochet Class, March 4, 1:30-3pm, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 944-8464.S. Indiana YMCA presents belly dance 6-week session, starts March 7, 7:30pm, $45, 4812 Hamburg Pike, Jeffersonville, (812) 283-9622.••Crane House presents Ms. Laura Tao and her Chinese Cooking Class, March 7, 6pm, $20 members, $25 non-members, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240.StageLab presents “Acting Essentials,” taught by Megan Burnett, and “Speaking Voice for Actors & Others,” taught by Dru Pilmer, thru March 25, $110, Clifton Center, 741-8392.Bellarmine School of Music presents African drum and dance classes, thru April 15, noon-2pm, $20; dance class 2-3pm, $15, Music Building Room 101, 2001 Newburg Rd., 459-0902.Pan-African Studies Saturday Academy presents “Black People in the U.S. and Throughout the World,” runs thru May 28, first and third Sat. at Shawnee Community Ctr., 607 S. 37th St., other monthly meetings at DuValle Education Ctr., 3610 Bohne Ave., free, 852-0274.Red Cross offers various health and safety classes, Clark County Chapter, 1805 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville, 812-283-8416.Infinite Bliss Yoga offers daily classes, Thu., 4:30pm, $5 benefits CASA, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 485-0121.Crane House hosts various events, lectures and classes, 1244 S. 3rd St., 635-2240, www.cranehouse.org.Grinny Possum Fiber Arts offers knitting and crochet classes, 248 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Ind., Mon-Sat 10-6pm, (812) 284-9400.Knit Nook offers “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1609 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.Susan’s Corner Basket Studio offers basket weaving classes, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.Birthing from Within, childbirth education classes, Wed. 7-9pm, Healing Options, 1101 Herr Lane, 459-8388 or thenurturenook.com.Professional Development workshops available, contact 589-6419. Locust Grove presents an Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wednesday, 1pm, 897-9845.Ancient Kentucky Historical Assoc. host videos and speakers, last Sat., 2pm, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., $4/$1, 280-9970. ••Rhonda’s Another Chance Inc. presents “Early Morning Glory,” a motivational workshop for women. 710 S. 31st St, 776-8830.Flamenco Louisville offers classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, salsa and Argentine tango, 235-3998.Royal Scottish Country Dance Society offers “Ya Dancin’?” Scottish dance class, 7:30pm, Thu., partners not required, 338-4041 or CentralKentucky-rscds.org.Shall We Dance? Flamenco, lessons for all levels, 4750 Bardstown Rd., 254-5276. Traditional Irish Step Dancing for beginner children and adults. 494-1246. Irish Step Dancing new beginner classes now forming, 231-8827. Beechmont Community Center offers belly dancing classes at, 205 W. Wellington, Tue. & Wed. evenings, 361-5484.Clifton Center offers belly dance classes, 727-5491.Isis of Indiana offers belly dance classes, New Albany, Mon. 6:15pm, Tue.-Wed. 7pm, 931-4254, www.isisofindiana.aleena.com.Edenside Christian Church presents Yoga With Matt Harris., 1415 Bardstown Rd, Wed., 7-8:30pm, 905-7244. Achieve presents yoga classes, all levels, $10, weekdays 11am, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm, 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 649-4433.Whole Foods Market offers many classes throughout the month. Check out www.wholefoodsmarket.com or 899-5545.Rainbow Blossom offers many classes throughout the month. 244-2022. Baptist Hospital East offers many classes, such as a walking club, classes for expectant mothers, classes for men living with prostate cancer. 897-8343.Norton Healthcare, classes thru the month. Free, various locations, 899-6960.Locust Grove workshops to help adults learn about historic crafts and skills of the past. Hands-on experience. Fees, dates vary, 897-9845.Clark Memorial Hospital offers classes for expectant, new parents. Free, limited seating. 283-2041.Bernheim Forest offers various nature program classes, advance registration required. 955-8512 or www.bernheim.org.Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at UofL, various classes, from culinary arts to belly dancing. 852-3545.Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center classes/seminars for those interested in small business. Reservations required. 625-0123 or www.LouisvilleSmallBiz.org.Metro Health Department, various family planning classes. 574-6660.Just For KidsCarnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, free family art workshop, second Sat., 10am-noon, 944-7336.••Squallis Puppeteers host a Spring Break Art Camp, April 3-7, for ages 6-13, 895- 7735.Barnes & Noble presents Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.Mellwood Arts Center offers After School Program, Creative Diversity Studio for middle and high school students, 1860 Mellwood Ave, Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.Lifeguard Training at YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co., ymcalouisville.org. YMCA offers swimming lessons for children and adults at all branches, all age group classes, ymcalouisville.org.Douglass Community Center offers several sport youth classes including basketball and archery, 2305 Douglass Blvd., 456-8120.Jeffersonville Township Public Library offers storytimes for kids. 285-5632.Barnes & Noble presents Mommy & Me Storytime, Tue., 11am, 18 months-4 years; Toddler Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, ages 2-7, Hurstbourne location, 426-0255.Bernheim Forest offers many programs for kids, nature walks to story times. 955-8512.Louisville Free Public Library offers classes, programs for kids, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, presents History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Sat., 1-4pm, free, 564-1792 ext. 4461.Jefferson Memorial Forest offers various programs for children of all ages, 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.Sports/RecreationCharlestown State Park hosts hikers on guided tour, March 4, 1pm, and March 17, 1pm, St. Route 62, (812) 280-9970.Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — March 5, hike at Starve Hollow State Rec. Area, leave 10:30am from behind McDonald’s, Court Ave., Jeffersonville, moderate, 6-7 miles, 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.••Louisville Ultimate Frisbee Assoc. — coed league play, all skill levels, Sun. at Seneca Park, March 12-April 30, $20 fee, www.louisvilleultimate.org.Black Tiger Martial Arts Academy, with instructor Eric “Gomani” Jefferson, Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-8:30pm, United Methodist Church, 3620 W. Broadway, 802-2934. Yussman Chess Club, looking for members, 893-8833.UofL Fencing Club, classes every Wed., 7-8:30pm, Humana Gym, Belknap Campus, 244-8966.E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park offering low-impact aerobics for adults 50 and over, Mon., Wed., Fri., 11:30-12:30pm, $3 per class, 429-7270.Go, ancient game of skill and strategy is played the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.Backgammon Club meets first and third Tue., 6:30pm, $10, Fox & Hound, 302 Bullit Ln., 587-3672.SCUBA-Kyana Underwater Explorers Society meets at Marimba’s on Brownsboro Rd., first Wed., 7pm, 594-3900. Louisville Grotto, Louisville’s caving group, looking for new members interested in caving and outdoors, meetings 3rd Mon., 7:30pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., 558-6143.Team Tiara looking for men/women to run Derby Marathon or Mini to raise $$ for Girls on the Run, 259-9898.Beechmont Community Center offers aerobics, tae kwon do, chess and beginners boxing lessons, 205W. Wellington Ave., 361-5484.Greater Louisville Soccer League, needs women 18+ to play on Saturdays, games at 10am or noon, email louwomensoccer@aol.com.Table Tennis, all levels, 7 sessions/week, 291-7285.Basketball Open Gym, Wed., 7-8:45pm, South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd, 574-3206.••Chess, players meet Tuesdays, 6pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. Louisville GO Club (a 4000-year-old Chinese Board Game) seeking new members, meetings every two weeks, louisvillego.org.River City Indoor Soccer seeking Men’s Open (18+) teams and Men’s (ages 30+) teams and individuals, 426-9085.Louisville Kendo Club, the art of Japanese fencing, 901 Baxter Ave., Thu. 8-10pm, Sun. 4-6pm, 640-8920.Traditional Japanese Martial Arts at Yoshin Dojo, Tue.-Thu., children and adults, beginners welcome. 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 767-3605 or yoshindojo.com.Aquatic classes for all ages and abilities, Downtown YMCA, 555 S. 2nd, 587-2357.Louisville Footy Club looking for members, 418-2590.Falls of the Ohio State Park, programs for all ages, 280-9970. Aikido beginner’s class forming. Tuesdays, 6pm, Fridays, 5pm UofL Aikido Club. 479-7463 or www.aikido.nowright.com.Bernheim Forest programs for all ages, including Young Explorers, hiking, fossil finding, 955-8512.Advantage Tennis & Fitness beginner classes forming now. 897-7185.Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Fairdale, activities for all ages. Hikes, preschool nature studies, nighttime nature programs, 368-5404.Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, nature programs, guided hikes. Free. 458-1328 or www.louisvillenaturecenter.org.Metro Parks outdoor recreational programs. 456-8100 or www.metro-parks.org. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park accepting applications for an adult dodgeball, softball, tennis leagues. 426-8950.Bellarmine University, Continuing Studies program, beginning, intermediate golf lessons. $120. 452-8166.Spirituality••Rainbow Spiritual Education Center presents Finger Labyrinth Construction Workshop, spiritual communities working together, March 4, 12:30-4:30pm, $5, 1860 Frankfort Ave., 386-9680.Angela Merici Center hosts “Lenten Day of Reflection,” March 8, Brescia Hall, 3105 Lexington Rd., 10am-2pm, $15 donation, 896-3945.Progressive Pathways Fellowship studies Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead,” every Wed., 7-8pm, March 8-April 12, The Alternative, 1032 Story Ave., (812) 923-0549.Snelling Holistic Health Center offers spiritual meditation, every other Sun., 6:30-8pm, $5 donation, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.Drepung Gomang Institute offers Tibetan Buddhism classes, teachings: Sun. 10am-noon; meditation/prayers: Wed. 7-8pm; Sat. 4-5pm, Geshe Sangye Gyatso's home, 2028 Sherwood Ave., 262-2531.Edenside Christian Church presents Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.New Century Faith Community “Creative paths to a higher spirituality,” Mellwood Arts Center, Mon., 6:30pm, 523-4610.Group Meditation meeting every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.Christ Church Cathedral offers Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bill Brosend, Tue., 12:10-12:50pm, Bishops’ Hall, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354. ••Islamic Research Intl. hosts discussions, Sun., 4pm, 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.Community of Mindful Living offers Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10 & 10:30am, Sundays, 107 Crescent Ave., 259-5373.James Lees Presbyterian Church offers Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.Hospice presents “Timely Talks Today,” a workshop on end-of-life wishes, for groups of 10 or more, $5, 719-8915.Intentional Community of Life, initial group for Wellness living, open to healers, artists and others. Ron Bohannon is facilitator and a Reiki Master, 495-1652.FUULCUUPS, the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church offers classes, fellowship and celebrations, www.fuulcuups.org.St. James Lees Presbyterian Church offers Labyrinth, open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm, Frankfort and William St., 896-0172.School of Metaphysics classes in Applied Metaphysics, Tue. & Thu., 2704 Hikes Ln., 7:30-10:30pm, 452-2501.Metaphysical Church, Sanctuary of Eternal Truth, 1002 E. Market, New Albany, healing service Sundays at 10:30am, Worship at 11, 945-3707. Ascension Lutheran Church presents “Deeper Life” — A class focusing on applying Biblical principles every day. Sundays 9:30-10:30am, 13725 Shelbyville Rd., 244-1856 or ascensionlouisville.org.Advent Catholic Church offers alternative Catholic services at 4936 Brownsboro Rd., behind Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Sunday Mass at 9am, divorced and remarried welcome, 938-5440. Chapel of St. Phillip offers Compline, spoken service first & third Sun., sung by evenSong second & fourth Sun., 8:30pm, Floyd & Woodbine, 635-7073. Buechel United Methodist Church presents “Soul Purpose,” contemporary praise, worship service, Sunday, 1pm, 2817 Hikes Ln.Personal Spiritual Coaching, guidance for the journey, seminars/retreats, 693-0992.Just Faith Program, comprehensive group study of the Christian social action tradition, 451-7016.Haven of Love, Guided Meditation Classes on Tue., 7pm, and Psychic Development Classes on Wed, 7pm, 957-2524. Rainbow Spiritual Education Center programs from Christ’s life teachings, Native American Indian Spirituality and Buddhism, 386-9680.Peace and Compassion Buddha Circle, study and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, English language service, meditation, 5pm, Sundays, 451-2193.Louisville Zen Group offers meditation classes, group practice sessions, discussions and live, recorded Zen talks, Sundays 6-7:30pm, YogaEast, 1950 Bonnycastle Ave., 800-716-0645.Southeast Christian Church presents “The Vine”: informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Sunday, 6:30pm, Sanctuary. The Fellowship, contemporary worship service in casual atmosphere, Sat., 5pm, Fellowship Hall, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Rd. Center for Integrative Health offers group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tue., 6:30pm, Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.Support/Self-HelpAnorexics and Bulimics Anonymous meets every Mon., 6:45pm, Holy Spirit Church, 3345 Lexington Rd., 643-8158.Alcoholics Anonymous, purpose to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety, 582-1849 or www.louisvilleaa.org.Obsessive Compulsive Anxiety Disorder support group hosted by Lutheran Family Services, 899-5991.Mahogany Moms group for stay-at-home moms of color, regular outings, projects, etc., 778-2293.S. Indiana Depression & Bipolar support group meets Wed., 7-8pm, Indiana Room at IUS, New Albany, (812) 945-6430.Bridges Center, 2120 Newburg Rd., Suite 200, holds grief support classes for children, teens and adults, 888-345-8197.Psoriasis Support Group, second Tue., 6:30-8pm, Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Pl., 583-7546.Transgendered Persons support group offered by Sienna, a non-profit org., 346-5298.••LADS, Louisville At-home Dads, brings together stay-at-home fathers, their children and their families, 426-5376. MOMS, a support group for stay-at-home mothers, meets monthly at various locations. 457-7347.Gay Men’s Support Group, first and third Thu., 7pm, Rainbow Room of Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave., 949-1875.Diabetes Support Group, second Thu., 9:30-11am, Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson, free.Al-Anon for families & friends of alcoholics. Sundays, 8:15pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., 458-1234.Divorce Recovery Support Group, Sun., 5-7:30pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., free childcare, 896-4425 or www.drsg.org.PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3pm, 329-0229.Louisville Youth Group: A peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or unsure, 454-3300 or www.louisvilleyouthgroup.org. Sickle-Cell Anemia support group, fourth Sat., 1pm, 2600 Muhammad Ali Blvd., 776-8184.Friend for Life Cancer Support Group, emotional support to those recently diagnosed with cancer, free, 893-0643.Survivors of Clergy Abuse support group meets weekly, 241-5544.Narcotics Anonymous, non-profit fellowship of men and women who help each other stay clean, 499-4423 or www.nalouisville.com.Recovery Incorporated of KY self-help group meetings to learn techniques to prevent and overcome nervous and emotional disturbances, 2022 Bonnycastle Ave, Sun., 3:30pm, 458-8016. ••SoulCare — Bible-centered growth, support, recovery group, Thu., 6:30pm, Southeast Christian Church. 253-8411.New Beginnings support group for the separated, divorced, widowed, 7pm Thursday, Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 425-2772.Nicotine Anonymous support group: Mon., 6pm, Sat., 11:30 am, Louisville Wellness Center, 10003 Taylorsville Rd.; Tues. and Fri., 7pm, Token Club, 4104 Dutchman’s Ln., 439-5940.Look Good ... Feel Better helps women undergoing cancer treatment cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, 584-6783.Louisville Chapter of the National Depressive/Bipolar Support Alliance group support for depressives, manic-depressives and families. Tue., 7:30-8:30pm, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Room 113, Douglass Blvd. and Bardstown Rd., 479-9941.Overeaters Anonymous: Mon., 6:30pm, Salem United Church of Christ, Newburg Rd at Bashford Manor; Wed., 5:30pm, St. John Lutheran Church, Breckinridge Ln at Kresge Way; Fri., 6:30pm, Highland Presbyterian Church, Cherokee Rd at Highland Ave., 566-3110 or visit www.oa.org.Diabetes Support Group, Floyd Memorial, 1850 State St., New Albany, meets monthly, registration required, 1-800-4-SOURCE. Cancer Support Group meets at Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Rd., first and third Thu., 6:45-8pm, 945-4000. Adults with ADD, a program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY., fourth Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane #118, 473-1256.Parents of children w/ ADD, program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY, third Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, 473-1256.  Sex Addicts Anonymous, confidential 12-step program of recovery. For recorded message, 254-8004 or saa-recovery.org.Survivors of Suicide support group, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbard’s Ln., first and third Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, 589-4313.Debtors Anonymous meets at Bardstown Rd. Presbyterian Church, Rm. 208, 1772 Bardstown Rd. Sundays 6:30-7:30pm, 899-5325.Clubs/Social GroupsManKind Project of KY presents “Beyond Your Inner Child” open circle, March 2, 7-9pm, Hurstbourne Christian Church, 601 Nottingham Pkwy., 412-5067.••NAACP monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers (KREE) meets 1st and 3rd Thu., 9am, GLAR, 6300 Dutchmans Ln., 797-8828.Conversation Café — free hosted drop-in conversation, Wed., 7:15-8:45pm, Karma Cafe, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 454-4820.Artists’ Way group forming, use Julia Cameron’s book as guide, 213-5333.Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, Medieval-style combat w/ foam weapons, meets Sun., 2pm, Frisbee Field (Cherokee Park), ages 13+, 303-1782 or www.belegarth.com.Louisville Sci-Fi club, NOTA, meets third Sat., 2-4:45pm, Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.xanga.com/nota_sf_club.Board Game Monday at Hob Knobb Coffee Bar, free, bring games, 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobbs, Ind., (812) 923-1458.Astrological Society of KY meets second Fri., 7:30pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 459-4690.Irish Society of KY, promote Irish heritage, culture, friendship, meet first Tue. of month, 7:30pm, Commonwealth Bank, 459-8496.French Conversation Club, by Alliance Francaise, meets fourth Tue., 7pm, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., free, 228-2780.German Conversation Group, Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.Happy Hour for Pet Lovers, last Tues. of every month, 5-8pm, Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barrett Ave., 366-3355.Knob & Valley Audubon Society meets second Thu. of month, 7pm, Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville, 893-5172.Wake Up! Gnostic Wake Up Club, 2900 Tree Ln., 267-1185.Women In Networking (W.I.N.) meets second Wed., luncheon meeting for women who own or represent small business, 11:15-1pm, Breckinridge Inn, $11, 458-1937.••Christian Dating Service held by WhiteStone Ministries, info kit at P.O. Box 701362, Lou., KY, 40270.Philosophical Gathering, monthly meetings on ancient Gnostic philosophies, myths and allegories, email speckledfalcon2002@yahoo.com. Drinking Liberally-Louisville, Thu., 7pm, Bluegrass Brewing Co., 3929 Shelbyville, Rd., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, louisville@drinkingliberally.org.Drinking Liberally-New Albany, Wed., 7pm, Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., New Albany, Ind., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, newalbany@drinkingliberally.org.Kent Society Homeopathy study group meets monthly, beginners welcome, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club, first Thurs., 7:30pm, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.Blue Moon of Kentucky — Elvis Fan Club meets first Tuesday, 6-8pm, at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., $2. Door prizes, show & tell and more. 964-0943.Louisville Poet’s Guild meets Saturdays 12–2pm, Main Library, 3rd & York, upstairs in board room. 285-0927.  Women’s Potluck and Performance Night meets once a month for evening of art & vegetarian food. www.geocities.com/potluckwoman/.Louisville Ghost Hunters Society holds monthly meetings first Tuesdays, 7pm, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., free, www.louisvilleghs.com.National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30pm, Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.Louisville Inner City Outings, Sierra Club outreach program provides outdoor experiences to inner-city youth. First Tuesday, 259-5373.Club Pocket PC Louisville, fourth Tue., BonAir Regional Library, 6:30-8:30pm. Don’t need Pocket PC to attend. 396-3514 or www.pocketpcLouisville.com.Dream Study Group Wednesday, 7pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook St., 270-535-2619.Women’s Activity Group (WAG) — develops healthy friendships, promotes personal growth, monthly meetings/activities, girlschat2005@yahoo.com.Derby City Leads Club accepting applications to fill membership slots, 491-5850.HealthClark Memorial Hospital hosts “Stop Smoking Successfully” class, March 6-30, 6:30-7:30pm Mon. and Thu., $50, Clark Memorial, 283-2649.••Lymphedema Support Group presents: March 4, “Stomp Out Lymphedema” event w/ music, dance, art, 9am-2pm, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave.; March 6, “Lymphedema Awareness Day,” noon, Amdulatory Care Building, 530 S. Jackson St., 899-9363.IU Southeast presents Health & Wellness Fair, March 7, 11am-2pm, free, University Center, (812) 941-2316.••Birth Care Network presents “Meet the Doulas,” March 14, 7-9pm, open to expectant parents, free, Clark Memorial Hospital, 499-4418 or visit birthcarenetwork.com.Baptist East Hospital hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru March, 897-8343.Planned Parenthood Classes on sexual health and responsibility, free, Wed., 4pm, 1025 S. Second St., 584-2471 x235.American Red Cross needs blood donors ages 17 and over. 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment and help reduce blood shortage. It doesn’t hurt that much. 574-7000.Medical Qigong, Healing Options, Tuesdays at 1 and 6pm, 1101 Herr Ln., 594-4554. Living Well Workshops helps manage diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, asthma, depression, other ongoing health conditions. Workshops meet once a week for six weeks; access to free 8-week guest membership at YMCA. 852-1804.Health Department offers Tuberculosis skin testing, Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., various locations, 574-6525.Clark Memorial Hospital offers expecting parents professional support and teaches about childbirth options. Free, 499-4418.VolunteersE.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park seeks volunteers for Irish Classic 10K run March 4, volunteers needed 8:15-11:30am, free T-shirt, 429-7270.Living Lands & Waters, non-profit environ. group, seeks volunteers for Ohio River cleanups through March, (309) 236-0725 or www.livinglandsandwaters.org.Adelante Hispanic Achievers seeking volunteers for mentoring program for middle school Hispanic students, 494-0353.Immigrant and Refugee Ctr. seeking volunteers, Mon.-Fri., 3:30-6:30pm, meet and work with Louisville’s international community, 386-1546.Citizen Foster Care Review Boards, seeks volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care, must complete a six-hour training session, 595-3498.••Catholic Charities’ Migration & Refugee Services, seeking volunteers to assist from noon-3pm on Mon., Wed. and Thu., help needed with children and English language teaching, activities include reading, games, singing, art, 2911 S. 4th St., 636-9263 ext. 145.Green Hill Therapy needs volunteers to work with horses and special needs children, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm, 244-8011.Louisville Arts Council, seeking exhibition coordinators for three downtown galleries, 585-9525.Y-NOW, mentoring program of YMCA for youths with incarcerated parents is seeking adults to serve as mentors for a year, no experience necessary, 635-5233.Therapeutic Riding Association seeking volunteers to assist with riding lessons for special needs children, 876-7844.World Affairs Council needs volunteers, an opportunity to work on U.S. government programs, meet VIPs and participate in community outreach initiatives, 561-5422.Big Brothers, Big Sisters, looking for 100 volunteers for 100 little brothers and sisters, 587-0494. Family Friends seeking adults (55+) to serve as a mentor/friend of family to children in the community with special needs, 584-1239.Amer. Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive patients to and from treatments, contact Paige Vollmer, 560-6035.St. John Center for the Homeless needs volunteers willing to give their time to help serve the homeless. 568-6758.Farmington Historic Home needs enthusiastic people for a variety of volunteer positions, call Kathy Nichols at 452-9920.AFS-USA needs families to host foreign students and faculty in this area, afs.org/usa. Harbour House needs helping hands to assist in bulk mailing operations. 719-0072 x19.Project Warm trains volunteers year-round to make simple energy improvements in the homes of low-income households. To volunteer: 636-9276 or projectwarm.org.••KY Humane Society depends on volunteers, 366-3355.Airport Ambassador Program needs goodwill ambassadors to greet travelers, 380-8224.CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruiting volunteers (21+) to advocate for abused and neglected children in family court system, 595-4911.Bernheim needs volunteers, various positions, 955-8512. Brooklawn Child & Family Services seeking adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children ages 6-17, 515-0474.Louisville Metro Nutrition Program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. 574-6420.ASSE looking for host families to work with young people and learn about different cultures. Area representatives receive training, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy friendships with people from all over the world. 800-473-0696.Library of Congress collecting personal histories of Louisville-area veterans at Louisville Free Public Library, other participating libraries. Volunteers needed to conduct interviews, take notes, operate video. 394-3429 or www.lfpl.org/veterans.Habitat for Hounds of Louisville needs doghouses. 585-3220, leave message if you can donate doghouse.Meals on Wheels program of South Louisville community ministries welcomes volunteers. 367-6445.

YPAL Leadership Lunch Series

By shannonwhite

YPAL Leadership Lunch Series

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

The Muhammad Ali Center (144 N. Sixth Street)

Rebecca Jackson, founder of YPAL & CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children

11:30-1:00pm

$15.00 YPAL Members / $20.00 non-members

Join us for our third membership meeting. Our featured speaker will be Rebecca Jackson, CEO WHAS Crusade for Children, former Judge Executive, candidate for Governor, and founder of YPAL. She will be talking about "Finding Your Passion."

Our last two meetings with the Mayor and Joe Reagan SOLD OUT! Don't wait for the last minute to get registered. Only 100 guests are permitted. Register now!

Networking and sign in will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cost is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for guests and includes lunch.

New members are encouraged to attend. If the last meeting was any indication of this meeting, it will be a great mix of old and new members!

During the networking, Vice President of Membership, Joe Laskosky and Director of Recruitment, Nishea Foley will be on hand to meet with new members and answer any questions that they may have about YPAL, getting involved, or our committees.

For more information, contact Shannon White.
New member questions can be directed to Nishea Foley.

This event is brought to you with the support of our sponsors

Advent Mortgage, LLC.

The Muhammad Ali Center

Sign-a-Rama Downtown

www.ypal.org

BALLARD H.S. SPRING ART/CRAFT SHOW

By meekoct

Arts and crafts at Ballard
Ballard High school will host a Spring Art/Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 18. The event will feature artists and craftspeople who typically exhibit their wares at large festivals in the Cherokee Triangle, and along St. James Court. This is the first event of what organizers hope will become an annual tradition. The Ballard High School Football Boosters are sponsoring the event, and all proceeds will benefit the Ballard High Football team.