Issue May 2, 2006

Community Listings

Special Events 

Pennies from Heaven — fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative Care of S. Indiana, May 3, 11am-5pm, 624 E. Market St., 945-4596.
••Komen Breast Cancer Foundation — Wacoal offers complimentary bra fittings for women, donations benefit breast cancer research, May 3, 11am-5pm, Macy’s South, Oxmoor Center Mall, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., (212) 242-9353 x130.

Lectures/Classes

•• “Molecules that Changed the World” — Chemist K.C. Nicolaou talks about designing and synthesizing cancer/AIDS drugs to fight persistent infection, May 4, 3pm; “The Art and Science of Total Synthesis” is intended for scientific audience, May 5, 10am, UofL Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center, 852-6798.
Mary Anderson Center — community beginner and intermediate day classes, May 5-June 15, registration required, (812) 923-8602.
Beginning Knitting — all teens and adults are invited to the final free class of the season, May 6, 10am-noon, New Albany Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 944-8464.
••Beekeepers Field Clinic — includes potluck lunch, Hive and Ecological Management instruction and a tour of Archabbey and grounds, May 7, 11:30am-2:30pm, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, (812) 357-6501.
Ortho-Bionomy Study Group — open to beginners, participants review techniques and clarify principles learned from previous courses also, May 8, 6:30pm-9:30pm, $35, 1214 Barret Ave., 664-7179.
Stress Reduction Class — learn sitting meditation, yoga, body scan and techniques to change emotional habits, 8-week program, $120, May 8-June 26 includes full day retreat, June 17, 594-4554.
L&N Wine Bar and Bistro — series of Wine Classes, May 8 & 15, $20/class, 6:30-7:30pm, 1765 Mellwood Ave. 897-0070.
IU Southeast Entrepreneur Workshop — 8 week program meets every Wed., discusses legal matters, planning and research and marketing basics, begins May 10, 5:30-8:30pm, cost $79, $109 out-of-state, Room 230 IU Southeast Library, (812) 941-2362.
Microsoft Word for Beginners — learn basics of word processing program applicable to most Windows versions, thru May 28, 4-5pm, limit 7 people, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 893-6149.
Pan-African Studies Saturday Academy — “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.
Jewish Community Center — offers spring/summer art classes in line drawing, oils, pastels and more, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.
Acting Up! — acting and theater production classes by Sight and Sound, meeting Tuesdays, 6-8pm, 593-4582.
Improv Workshop — 8 weeks thru May, 7:30-9:30pm, Frankfort Ave., 499-4205.
Dance 4 Me Studios — modern, jazz, hip-hop and red-hot ballroom dance classes for ages 3 to adults, 634-0161.
Flamenco Louisville — classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, salsa and Argentine tango, 235-3998.
••Royal Scottish Country Dance Society — “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 — beginner children and adults, 494-1246.
Irish Step Dancing — beginner classes forming, 231-8827.
Belly Dance — classes forming at Clifton Center, 727-5491.
Isis of Indiana — belly dance classes, New Albany, Mon. 6:15pm, Tue.-Wed. 7pm, 931-4254, www.isisofindiana.aleena.com.
Infinite Bliss Yoga — daily classes, (Fri. class, 4:30pm, donation benefits St. Jude’s Hospital), 1500 Bardstown Rd., 485-0121.
Edenside Christian Church — Yoga With Matt Harris, 1415 Bardstown Rd, Wed., 7-8:30pm, 905-7244.
Achieve — yoga classes, all levels, $10, weekdays 11am, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm, 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 649-4433.
Locust Grove — workshops to help adults learn about historic crafts and skills of the past, hands-on experience, 897-9845.
Crane House — various events, lectures and classes, 1244 S. 3rd St., 635-2240, www.cranehouse.org.
Grinny Possum Fiber Arts — knitting and crochet classes, 248 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Ind., Mon-Sat 10-6pm, (812) 284-9400.
Knit Nook — “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1609 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.
Susan’s Corner Basket Studio — basket weaving classes, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.
Professional Development — workshops available, 589-6419.
Locust Grove — Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wed., 1pm, 897-9845.
Ancient Kentucke Historical Assoc. — 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. — “Early Morning Glory,” a motivational workshop for women, 710 S. 31st St, 776-8830.
Whole Foods Market — classes throughout the month, 899-5545.
Rainbow Blossom — classes throughout the month, 244-2022.
Bernheim Forest — 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 and belly dancing to ghost hunting, 852-3545.
Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center — classes/seminars for those interested in small business, reservations, 625-0123 or www.LouisvilleSmallBiz.org.
Red Cross/Humane Society — Pet First Aid class, $30, various dates/times, 741-3994.
Red Cross — various health and safety classes, Clark County Chapter, 1805 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville, (812) 283-8416.
Birthing from Within — childbirth education classes, Wed. 7-9pm, Healing Options, 1101 Herr Lane, 459-8388 or thenurturenook.com.
Baptist Hospital East — 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.
Clark Memorial Hospital — classes for expectant, new parents. Free, limited seating. 283-2041.
Metro Health Department — various family planning classes, 574-6660.

Just For Kids

Louisville Visual Art Association — children’s free art classes exhibition, thru May 16, Water Tower, 896-2146.
Blue Apple Players — accepting applications for 2006 Summer Theater Workshops, non-competitive environment for youth exploring drama, prices and dates at www.blueappleplayers.org, 587-7990.
••Speed Art Museum — Summer Fun Day Camps, feat. classes Puppet Pop Stars, Art of Juggling, etc., May 30-Aug. 4, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.
Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany — free family art workshop, second Sat., 10am-noon, 944-7336.
Falls of the Ohio — Summer Day Camps for kids age 9-14, (812) 283-4999.
Barnes & Noble — Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.
Mellwood Arts Center — After-School Program, Creative Diversity Studio for middle and high school students, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.
YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co. — classes on lifeguard training and swimming lessons, ymcalouisville.org.
Douglass Community Center — sport youth classes including basketball and archery, 2305 Douglass Blvd., 456-8120.
Jeffersonville Township Public Library — storytimes for kids, 285-5632.
Barnes & Noble — Mommy & Me Storytime, Tue., 11am, 18 months-4 years; Toddler Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, ages 2-7, Hurstbourne location, 426-0255.
Bernheim Forest — many programs for kids, nature walks to story times. 955-8512.
Louisville Free Public Library — 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 — various programs for children of all ages, 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.

Sports/Recreation

Charlestown State Park — hiking on rugged trail 4 with trail guide Bett Etenohan, May 6, 1pm, $5 Indiana vehicles, $7 out-of-state, State Route 62, (812) 280-9970.
Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — May 7, hike at Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Horine Area, leave 11am from JCMF Welcome Center, 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd., Fairdale, moderate 6-7 miles., 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.
••Golfforesingles — single golfers playing in a scramble format, 11 Saturdays thru Sept. 23, play for fun/prizes, membership $45, 456-5349 or www.golfforesingles.com.
Yussman Chess Club — looking for members, 893-8833.
Chess — players meet Tue., 6pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.
Louisville GO Club (a 4000-year-old Chinese Board Game) — seeking new members, meets every two weeks, 2nd and 4th Sat. of month, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., louisvillego.org.
Backgammon Club — first and third Tue., 6:30pm, $10, Fox & Hound, 302 Bullit Ln., 587-3672.
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.
Aikido and Hikuta — in Okolona, 969-6983 or www.okolonaaikido.org.
Aikido — beginner’s class forming, Tue., 6pm, Fri., 5pm UofL Aikido Club, 479-7463 or www.aikido.nowright.com.
Louisville Kendo Club — art of Japanese fencing, 901 Baxter Ave., Thu. 8-10pm, Sun. 4-6pm, 459-4118.
Traditional Japanese Martial Arts — at Yoshin Dojo, Tue.-Thu., children and adults, beginners welcome. 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 767-3605 or yoshindojo.com.
Advantage Tennis & Fitness — beginner classes forming now. 897-7185.
UofL Fencing Club — classes every Wed., 7-8:30pm, Humana Gym, Belknap Campus, 244-8966.
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.
Louisville Footy Club — looking for members, 418-2590.
River City Indoor Soccer — seeking Men’s Open (18+) teams and Men’s (ages 30+) teams and individuals, 426-9085.
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.
Falls of the Ohio State Park — programs for all ages, 280-9970.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park — low-impact aerobics for adults 50 and over, Mon., Wed., Fri., 11:30-12:30pm, $3 per class, 429-7270.
Bernheim Forest — programs for all ages, including Young Explorers, hiking, fossil finding, 955-8512.
Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Fairdale — activities for all ages, hikes, preschool nature studies, nighttime nature programs, 368-5404.
Louisville Nature Center — nature programs, guided hikes, free, 3745 Illinois Ave., Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, 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

Mount Saint Francis — “12-Step Serenity Weekend” presented by Brother Luke Armour, retreat for Al-Anon recovery program, May 5-7, check-in 7pm; “A Women’s Retreat” offers time to reflect in spirit of Pentecost for peace and healing, May 19-21, check-in 7pm, $110, 101 St. Anthony Dr., (812) 923-8817.
••Monte Cassino Pilgrimages — St. Meinrad Archabbey honors Blessed Mother with pilgrimages to Monte Cassino Shrine, speakers include laymen and clergy, May 7-28, Sun. only, services begin at 2pm CDT, 200 Hill Dr., (812) 357-6501.
Progressive Pathways Fellowship — weekly group studies Margaret Starbird’s “The Woman with the Alabaster Jar,” which makes claim that Mary Magdalen was “lost bride” of Jesus, May 10-June 7, 7-8pm, The Alternative, 1032 Story Ave., (812) 923-0549.
Crescent Hill Baptist Church — “We Will Sing for Joy” by Elementary choir, “Sentimental Journey” by the Prime Time Singers and Handbell Choir, May 10, 6:15pm, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
Reiki Introduction & Practice Group — meets 4th Tue. of month, 6:30-8:30pm, 1403 E. Breckinridge St., 777-3865.
Snelling Holistic Health Center — spiritual meditation, every other Sun., 6:30-8pm, $5 donation, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.
Drepung Gomang Institute — Tibetan Buddhism Classes, teachings: Sun. 10am-noon; meditation/prayers: Wed. 7-8pm, classes at 2028 Sherwood Ave., 262-2531.
Edenside Christian Church — Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.
Voice of the Faithful Louisville — second Thu., 7-9pm, Earth and Spirit Center (formerly The Barn) behind Passionist Monastery, 1924 Newburg Rd.; and fourth Mon., 7-9pm, Church of the Epiphany, 458-7355.
New Century Faith Community — “Creative paths to a higher spirituality,” Mellwood Arts Center, Mon., 6:30pm, 523-4610.
Group Meditation — meets every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.
Christ Church Cathedral — 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 — Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10 & 10:30am, Sundays, 107 Crescent Ave., 259-5373.
James Lees Presbyterian Church — Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.
Hospice — “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 — 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 — “Deeper Life,” class focusing on applying Biblical principles every day. Sundays 9:30-10:30am, 13725 Shelbyville Rd., 244-1856 or ascensionlouisville.org.
Advent Catholic Church — alternative Catholic services, 4936 Brownsboro Rd., behind Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Sunday Mass at 9am, divorced and remarried welcome, 938-5440.
Chapel of St. Phillip — Compline, spoken service first & third Sun., sung by evenSong second & fourth Sun., 8:30pm, Floyd & Woodbine, 635-7073.
Buechel United Methodist Church — “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 — 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 — “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 — group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tue., 6:30pm, Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.

Support/Self-Help

Kidney Disease Group — “Krazy for Kidneys” meets second Thu./month, 8pm, New Albany Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 945-4596.
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous — 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.
Young Single Parents Inc. — group that encourages responsible single parenting, now forming in Louisville, 379-2723 or www.youngsingleparents.org.
LADS, Louisville At-home Dads — brings together stay-at-home fathers, their children and their families, 426-5376.
MOMS — 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 — peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or unsure, 449-4427 or www.louisvilleyouthgroup.com.
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 — support for depressives, manic-depressives, families, Tue., 7:30-8:30pm, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 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 Groups

Community Reading Group — discuss “Baker Towers” by Jennifer Haigh, May 11, 7pm, Crescent Hill Baptist, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
Astrological Society of KY — second Fri., May 12, 7:30pm, local astrologer Wayne Luthi discusses “Pluto Transits the Galactic Center,” 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 459-4690.
NAACP monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.
Greater Louisville Sierra Club — meets third Tue., 7pm, Clifton Center, 419-0503.
••Singles Dance — every Thu. and Sun., 7:30-11:30pm, $4, Holiday Inn, 2715 Fern Valley Rd., 736-7600 or kysinglesdance.com.
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.
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.
Boys Are Smelly Club — recently divorced women, 742-8090 or www.theboysaresmellyclub.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.
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 — monthly meetings first Tue., 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 — Wed., 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.

Health

Breast Cancer Screenings — also include mammograms, for women 40 years and older, no cost to eligible women without insurance, May 9, 8:30am-3:30pm, Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway, 776-0262.
••Stop Smoking Successfully — Clark Memorial Hospital offers two classes in May including a book, cigarette substitute and relaxation CD, thru May 25, 6:30-7:30pm, Mon. & Thu., May 9 thru June 1, 4-5pm, Tue. & Thu., cost $50, 1220 Missouri Ave. (812) 283-2649.
Baptist East Hospital — hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru May, 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, 574-7000.
Medical Qigong — Healing Options, Tuesdays at 1 and 6pm, 1101 Herr Ln., 594-4554.
Living Well Workshops — 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 — 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.

Volunteers

ArtWorks Apprentice Interviews — 50-80 volunteers needed for interviews of 250-300 teen applicants for the ArtWorks Summer Apprenticeship program, work 3-4 hour shifts, May 6-7, 10:30am-5pm, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 44 E. Sixth St., (513) 333-0388.
••EarthSave’s Taste of Health — needs volunteers for festival on May 29, 10am-3pm, Slugger Field, 569-1876.
Kentucky Foundation for Women — Volunteer subjects for website, mothers of children with disabilities. 859-260-1655.
Chance’s Spot Pet Loss — needs creative and compassionate people to help with fundraising, support groups, more, 949-1209, www.chancesspot.org
Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana — needs committee members, 948-4662.
Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy — become a park champion with available volunteer positions, 432-2677.
Wesley House Community Services — seeks past employees and volunteers for reunion, 583-8317.
Immigrant and Refugee Center — seeks volunteers, 386-1546.
Louisville Arts Council of Louisville — Volunteers Coordinator for upcoming art exhibition, 585-9525.
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville — needs “nearly new” wheelchairs for residents, 896-3924.
Y-NOW, mentoring part of YMCA Safe Place Services — needs mentors to work w/ children of incarcerated parents, 635-4394.
Adelante Hispanic Achievers — seeks volunteers for mentoring program for middle school Hispanic students, 494-0353.
Immigrant and Refugee Ctr. — seeks 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 — seeks 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 — seeks exhibit coordinators for three downtown galleries, 585-9525.
Therapeutic Riding Association — seeks 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 — seeks 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 — seeks 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 — needs doghouses, 585-3220.
Meals on Wheels — program of South Louisville community ministries needs volunteers, 367-6445.