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Special Events

Friends School open house, Jan. 25, 9am-2pm, 901 Breckenridge Ln., 899-1822.
••Eighth Annual Snowball Dance funds raised for Hospice of Louisville, Jan. 28, 8-11pm, $15, 719-8924.
Boat, RV & Sportshow annual event showcases boats, outdoor equipment and recreation ideas, Jan. 28-Feb. 5, Mon-Thu 5-10pm, Fri 1-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm, KY Fair and Expo Center, 583-0333.
Town Hall Meeting Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice dinner and awards ceremony, Jan. 28, 4pm, Fourth Avenue Methodist Church, 584-2332.
Indoor Yard Sale held by families of St. Pius X, Jan. 28, benefits student activities, 9am-2pm, 3521 Goldsmith Ln., 425-9455.
••Cultural Crossroads: An Educational Expedition allows people of all ages to visit six continents in one day, Jan. 28, 12-4pm, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 584-9254.
Waldorf School Open House, preschool/kindergarten through grade 5, Jan. 31, 9am, 327-0122.
Flea Market New Year’s Spectacular held in East & West wings of Fair & Expo Center, Feb. 4-6, Thu. 12-7pm, Fri. 10am-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm.
Catholic Charities’ Migration & Refugee Services named January “The Winter Time Clothing & Comfort Blitz,” seeking donations of winter coats, hats, blankets, comforters, etc., 2911 S. Fourth St., 636-9263.
Lewis & Clark: Mysteries of the West, exhibit focuses on people and sites of famous expedition, thru March 28, Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, free w/ admission, 812-280-9970.

Lectures/Classes

School of Metaphysics presents lecture “The Formula for Successful Living,” Jan. 25, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl.; and Jan. 31, Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 7pm, free, 452-2501.
Sino-American Trade Opportunities program emphasizes China/U.S. trade opportunities, Jan. 25, 6-7:30pm, 1244 S. Third Street, $5 guests, members free, 635-2240.
“Conquering the Great Wall” chronicles journey across China, Jan. 26, 7pm, Main Library, free, 574-1644.
“Back Safety in the Workplace,” a discussion with Dr. Thomas Kramner, explores stresses of business and life, Jan. 26, 12-1pm, Webster University, 1031 Zorn Ave., Suite 200, 710-1915.
••UofL NETWORK Luncheon presents discussion on “Psychosocial Issues of Aging in Minority Communities,” Jan. 26, University Club & Alumni Center, noon, $15, 852-0274.
Ceramics Workshop by Micaelene Walsh, UofL Ceramics Studio, corner of Warnock and Floyd, Jan. 27-28, free, dohrman@insightbb.com.
“Gus Grissom: The Lost Astronaut” author discusses life of famed astronaut, Jan. 27 noon, Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third Street, reservations appreciated, 635-5083.
“Finance Your Future” workshop open to high school students & parents, Jan. 28, 10am-noon, IU Southeast Hoosier Room, 812-941-2246.
Bernheim presents workshop “Exploring the Art and Craft of Book Making,” Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 955-8512 x251.
••Financial Peace University presents 13-week course on personal finance, Meadowview Presbyterian Church, 2944 Breckenridge Ln., Tue. starting Jan. 31, 454-5678.
Free caregiver training offered by Hospice of Louisville, Jan. 31, 9am-3pm, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., 719-8915.
Thieneman’s Herbs & Perennials classes: “Color in Your Garden,” Feb. 3-4, 10am; “Garden Journals and a Spot of Tea,” Feb. 3-4, 1-4pm, $20-$25, 9120 Blowing Tree Rd., 491-6305.
Journals, Scrapbooks & Diaries workshop examines journaling and calligraphy, Feb. 4, 10:30am-noon, $2 per child, limit 12 kids, Oldham Co. History Center, 222-0826.
Teens Creative Beading New Albany Public Library offers beading workshop, make your own jewelry, Feb. 4, 1:30pm, 180 W. Spring St., $7, (812) 944-8464.
Black History Lecture entitled, “Liberation for Communion: Implications for a Divided World,” focus on Catholicism, Feb. 7, 7pm, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, (812) 357-6501.
‘Simon Bolivar Buckner: Beyond Southern Storm’ author Stephen Russell to lecture on book, thru Feb. 8, 6pm, $15 members, $18, Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave., 222-0826.
Ceramics classes begin Feb. 27, Thrown Together, 1806 Frankfort Ave., 896-1667.
Red Cross offers various health and safety classes, Clark County Chapter, 1805 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville, 812-283-8416.
Free Smoking Cessation Program three-point program designed to help you quit, thru Feb. 28, The Little Clinic, 9080 Taylorsville Rd., (708) 366-9985.
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, www.grinnypossum.com, 812-284-9400.
Knit Nook offers “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1609 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.
Basket Weaving Classes at Susan’s Corner Basket Studio, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.
Small Business Development Center offers wide array of seminars. 625-0123 or louisvillesmallbiz.org.
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 Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wednesday, 1pm, 897-9845.
Ancient Kentucke 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 classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, Salsa and Argentine Tango. 235-3998 or FlamencoLouisville.com.
Ya Dancin’? Scottish country dance class, 7:30pm, Thursdays, 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. Limited space. 231-8827.
Belly Dancing Classes at Beechmont Community Ctr., 205 W. Wellington, Tue. & Wed. evenings, 361-5484.
Belly Dance Classes at Clifton Center. 727-5491.
Belly Dance Classes, New Albany, Mon. 6:15pm, Tue.-Wed. 7pm, 931-4254, www.isisofindiana.aleena.com.
Yoga With Matt Harris. Edenside Christian Church, 1415 Bardstown Road. Wednesdays 7-8:30pm, 905-7244.
Whole Foods Market offers many classes throughout the month. Check out www.wholefoodsmarket.com or 899-5545.
Rainbow Blossom offer 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 Kids

Oldham County Native Children’s History workshop explores American Bison, Jan. 28, 10:30am-noon, ages 6-10, Oldham County History Center, 222-0826.
Tales at Twilight, Fridays, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.
••After School Program, Creative Diversity Studio, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave, for middle and high school students, Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.
Lifeguard Training at YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co., ymcalouisville.org.
Swimming lessons for children and adults at YMCA 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, storytimes for kids. 285-5632.
Barnes & Noble, Hurstbourne, Mommy & Me Storytime, Tuesdays, 11am. 18 months-4 years; Toddler Tales at Twilight, Fridays, 7pm, ages 2-7. 426-0255.
Bernheim Forest, 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, History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Saturdays 1-4pm. Free. 564-1792 ext. 4461.
Jefferson County Memorial Forest, various programs for children of all ages. Some fees. 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.

Sports/Recreation

Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — Jan. 29, hike at Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Siltstone Trail, second half, leave 10:30am from JCMF Welcome Center, 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale, moderate/strenuous, 7-8 miles, 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.
••Chess Tournament, bring your own chess sets and clocks, registration by Jan. 31 or pay $21, tournament held Feb. 4, 10am, refreshments provided, The Neighborhood House, 201 North 25th St., 774-2322 ext. 232 or louisvillechess@aol.com.
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.
Riversharks Women’s Rugby Club seeking members, no exp. necessary, ages 18+, all fitness levels, practice starts Feb. 13, 587-8429.
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.
Yoga Classes at Achieve, all levels, $10, weekdays 11am, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm, 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 649-4433.
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.
Ultimate Frisbee League has open registration for a co-rec fall league, www.LouisvilleUltimate.org, 314-3541.
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., Mon-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

‘Moment by Moment: An At-Home Retreat’ by Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Jan. 28-April 1, meet every other week, register by Jan. 20, 212-1750.
••Voice of the Faithful Louisville affiliate meeting for new members, Feb. 9, 7-9pm, Earth & Spirit Center (formerly called the Barn) behind Passionist Monastery, 1924 Newburg Rd., 458-7355.
Spiritual Meditation, every other Sun., 6:30-8pm, $5 donation, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.
Tibetan Buddhism Classes: Sunday teachings, 10am-12pm; meditations/prayers on Weds 7-8pm, & Sats 4-5pm; offered by Drepung Gomang Institute at 2028 Sherwood Ave., 262-2531.
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 Wednesday, Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.
Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bill Brosend, Tuesdays, 12:10-12:50, Christ Church Cathedral, Bishops’ Hall, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354.
Islamic Research Intl., hosts discussions, Sundays 4pm, 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.
Community of Mindful Living, Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10 & 10:30am, Sundays, 107 Crescent Ave., 259-5373.
Vipisanna Meditation Group, all welcome, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.
Timely Talks Today, a workshop on end-of-life wishes presented by Hospice, 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.
Labyrinth open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm, St. James Lees Presbyterian Church, 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.
Deeper Life — A class focusing on applying Biblical principles every day. Sundays 9:30-10:30am, Ascension Lutheran Church, 13725 Shelbyville Rd., 244-1856 or ascensionlouisville.org.
Alternative Catholic services at Advent Catholic Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd., behind Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Sunday Mass at 9am, divorced and remarried welcome, 938-5440.
Compline, Chapel of St. Phillip, Floyd & Woodbine, spoken service first & third Sun., sung by evenSong second & fourth Sun., 8:30pm, 635-7073.
Soul Purpose, contemporary praise, worship service, Sunday, 1pm, Buechel United Methodist Church, 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 Tues, 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.
2nd Creation Alternative Worship Service, informal service, Sunday, 5pm, Fellowship Hall, Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Brownsboro Rd.
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.
The Vine: Informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Sunday, 6:30pm, Sanctuary, Southeast Christian Church.
The Fellowship, contemporary worship service in casual atmosphere, Saturday, 5pm, Fellowship Hall, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Rd.
Group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tuesday, 6:30pm, Center for Integrative Health, Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.
Community of Wellness Living for healers and artists, group focus. Facilitator is Reiki Master. 495-1652.

Support/Self-Help

••Lutheran Family Services hosts support group for people with Obsessive Compulsive Anxiety Disorder, 899-5991.
Mahogany Moms group for stay-at-home moms of color, regular outings, projects, etc., 778-2293.
Southern Indiana Depression & Bipolar support group meet 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.
Sienna, a non-profit org. providing support for mtf and ftm transgendered persons. 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., 5-6:30pm, 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. Inquiries confidential.
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. www.nalouisville.com or 499-4423.
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, Tue., 6:30pm, Epworth United Methodist Church, 919 Palatka Rd., 361-9349 or region50A.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 Thurs., 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 Groups

••Young Professionals Association of Louisville membership meeting features Joe Reagan, informational meeting with directors, Jan. 31, Galt House East, Carroll Ford Room, $15, includes lunch, 802-2014.
Membership Meeting, “The Year Ahead for Louisville” featuring Joe Reagan, Jan. 31, 12-1pm., $15 per person (includes cost of lunch), The Galt House, 802-2014.
Cocktails for Canines and Kitties, happy hour for all pet lovers, Jan. 31, 5-8pm., Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barrett Ave., 366-3355.
“Beyond Your Inner Child — Meet Your Inner Sovereign,” Open Men’s Circle, by ManKind Project of KY, Feb. 9, 7-9pm, Hurstbourne Christian Church, 601 Nottingham Pkwy., 412-5067 or www.mkpKY.org.
Happy Hour for Pet Lovers, last Tues. of every month, 5-8pm, Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barrett Ave., 366-3355.
Astrological Society of KY meets second Fri., 7:30pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 459-4690.
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, 384-9464.
Philosophical Gathering, monthly meetings on ancient Gnostic philosophies, myths and allegories, email speckledfalcon2002@yahoo.com.
Drinking Liberally, Thursdays, 7pm, Bluegrass Brewing Co., 3929 Shelbyville, Rd., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, louisville@drinkingliberally.org.
German Conversation Group, Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
Kent Society Homeopathy Study Group: meets monthly, beginners welcome, . Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.
Irish Society of KY, first Tues., 7:30pm, Commonwealth Bank, lower level, 286 N. Hubbards Ln., www.irishkyana.org.
••KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club, first Thurs., 7:30pm, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.
Knob & Valley Audubon Society, monthly meetings, second Thu., 7pm, Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville, 893-5172.
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) — designed to promote healthy friendships, encourage personal growth, monthly meetings, womensactivitygroup@yahoo.com.
Derby City Leads Club accepting applications to fill membership slots, 491-5850.

Health

Baptist East Hospital hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru Jan., 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.
Expecting Parents learn how doulas provide professional support to a laboring woman and her partner and teach about childbirth options. Free, Clark Memorial Hospital, 499-4418.

Volunteers

Speed Art Museum seeks volunteers, Recruitment Reception Jan. 26, 10:30am-12:30pm, and 5-7pm, 634-2700.
••Mardis Gras Parade seeking volunteers to help build floats/costumes, parade goes down Frankfort Ave. Feb. 24, 228-1401.
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.
Local host families needed for exchange students, for boys and girls, ages 15-18, all speak English, 1-800-473-0696.
Louisville Intl. Cultural Ctr. 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.
Freewheel Bike Project at Brick House seeking volunteers to teach bike building and repair skills, Tue/Thu, 5-8pm, 1101 S. 2nd St., 589-4978.
AFS-USA needs families to host foreign students and faculty in this area, 800-AFS-INFO or 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.
Y-Know, a service of YMCA Safe Place, needs adults willing to serve as mentor to youth with incarcerated parent. 635-5233.
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.