Issue April 24, 2007

Community Listings

Special Events

Free the Children — Manuel High School students hosting silent auction to build a school in Sierra Leone, April 25, 6-8pm, 21C Museum, 700 W Main, 741-7981.
Friends School — hosts its annual plant sale, April 25-27, 9am-6pm, 901 Breckenridge Ln, 899-01822.
••Irish Society of Kentuckiana — present Irish Tea in the Gardens, April 26, 6pm, $6-$8, Hidden Hill Nursery, 1011 Utica/Charlestown Rd, 635-0234.
Southwest Center — hosts an all-day scrapbook event, April 28, 9am-9pm, $25, 8009 Terry Rd, 935-1848.
Chapel Hill U.C.C. Church — hosts 26th annual yard sale, April 28, 8am-2pm, 2307 Embassy Ln, 935-1534.
Kentucky Country Day — tree giveaway, an environmental effort hosted by the eighth graders, April 28, 10am-2pm, Boone Gardiner Garden Center, 6300 Old LaGrange Rd., 814-4334.
Adoption Info Meeting — hosted by Adoption and Home Study Specialists, April 28, 10am, Evangel Conference Center, 7100 Billtown Rd., 423-7713.
Flapjack Fundraiser — hosted by the Montessori School of Louisville, tickets are limited, April 28, 8am-10am, $5, Applebee’s Restaurant, 2225 Taylorsville Rd, 640-8585.
••TheSlice — “A Taste of West Louisville” West Louisville’s only Official Kentucky Derby Event, April 28, 6pm-9pm, $35, 1310 W Broadway, 584-4602.
Wig Out Party — 3rd annual benefit for Chemotherapy Patients, April 28, 8pm-12am, 540 E 2nd St, 859-246-6329.
Yew Dell Gardens — hosting their annual plant sale and garden market, April 28-29, 9am-4pm, 6220 Old LaGrange Rd, 241-4788.
Interfaith Support Group for Murder Victims — invites the community to an interfaith memorial service honoring murder victims and their families, April 29, 4pm, St. John United Church of Christ, 637 E Market St., 456-5451.
PFLAG Awards Banquet — featuring keynote speaker Rabbi Nadia Siritsky, April 29, $10 donation, 5pm, First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, 329-0229.
Wedding Belles — Jeffersontown Historical Museum exhibits mid-20th century bridal gowns, photographs and memorabilia from local residents, thru June 23, M-F 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, 261-8290.

Lectures/Classes

Pandemic Response — seminar features Bob Wetter from the Louisville Metro Homeland Security Unit, April 26, 2pm, Brown & Williamson Club, Papa John’s Stadium, 635-1600.
••Rabbi Shmuley Boteach — host of Learning Channel’s “Shalom in the Home” will deliver a presentation that focuses on marriage and parenting, April 29, 7pm, $25, Adath Jeshurn, 2401 Woodburne Ave., 459-0660.
Oldham County History Center — will host an archaeology investigation under the direction of archaeologist Jeannine Krinebrink of Northern Kentucky University, April 29, 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave, La Grange, 222-0826.
Poets & Writers Workshop — by Lee Kitts titled “Polishing Professional Readings,” $60, April 30, 7pm, 451-8717.
Women Writing for (a) Change — starts June 4, eight-week summer session, 429-6099, www.womenwritinglou.com.
Self-Defense/Martial Arts — free seminars held 1st Tue. of month in “The
System,” a Russian-style of Martial Arts, 638-2567.
Soul Spot HENNA 101 — last Tue. of month, 1.5 hours., $20 plus $10 supply fee, 2070 Sherwood Ave. #4, 905-4788.
••Shekinah Studio — Yoga classes, Sun.: 11:45am, Wed.: 9:30am, Sat.: 1pm, $10/class; Pilates classes, Sun.: 10:30am, $8/class; 982 Barret Ave. 582-3000.
Contra dancing — American folk dance form with live music, Mon., 8pm, $6, and third Sat., 8pm, $7, Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Ave., www.louisvillecontradancers.org.
StageLab — offers a variety of classes on acting, directing, improv and its newest, “Shakespeare Can Be Fun & Feisty,” 741-8392 or stagelab@insightbb.com.
Bagpipe Lessons — offered by the Louisville Pipe Band every Sunday, Buechel United Methodist Church, 2817 Hikes Ln., call Ted at 569-7472.
Mary Anderson Center — clay instruction for youth and adults taught by Norman Silva, Tue., Wed. and Sat. classes, Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, (812) 923-6942.
Salsa lessons — Wednesdays, beginners 7-7:45pm, intermediate 8-8:45pm, open practice 8:45-9:30pm, $10/class, no partner required, Big Dave’s Outpost, 1801 Bardstown Road, 454-3333, www.salsadancelouisville.com.
Distance Learning — for certification in Parapsychological Studies, (925) 283-3941.
Modern Dance Class — intermediate/advanced taught by Theresa Bautista and Tamara Begley, 7:15-8:30pm, Thu., Studio S.I.L.K., 3rd Floor, Clifton Center, $15 or $140 for 14-week session, 558-5966.
Beginning Belly Dance — Mystic Hips Belly Dance has ongoing classes, Thu., 7-8pm, $10, Sun Valley Park Community Ctr., 6505 Bethany Ln., 445-3178, www.mystichips.com.
Beginner/Inter./Troupe Belly Dance — taught by Ruric-Amari at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., beginners Mon. 7:30pm, $50/6 weeks, intermediate and troupe by audition, 777-7317.
Quest Center — offers variety of classes, from belly dancing and yoga to Tai Chi, 1009 New Moody Ln., La Grange, Ky., 222-3990.
“How to stop an unwanted hug” — ongoing class for women, free, ages 7 and up, Mon., 7pm, Shoppes of Forest Springs, 12482 LaGrange Rd., 338-1724.
Kentucky Water Color Society — classes for watercolor, drawing and more at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, 458-5043.
Abstract Painting Lessons — Bob Higgins of Higgins Maxwell Gallery will offer lessons, www.higginsmaxwell.com.
Acting Up! — acting and theater production classes by Sight and Sound, meeting Tuesdays, 6-8pm, 593-4582.
African Dance Classes — Madame Diallo teaches classes every Sat., Clifton Center, adult classes 2-3pm, children 3-4pm, 2117 Payne St., 459-0902.
Absolute Dance! Studio — enrolling students for hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and more, taught by Melissa George, for ages 3 and up, Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 594-0044.
Dance 4 Me Studios — modern, jazz, hip-hop, red-hot ballroom dance classes and more for ages 3 to adults, 634-0161 or dance4mestudios@hotmail.com.
Temple Dance — classes Wed. 7-8:15pm at the Clifton Center, instructor Mona Simone 727-5491.
Tai Chi classes — in Crescent Hill, AM & PM, 526-4952 or www.bodycenteredsolutions.com.
Drum Circle — forming group for Sundays, Clifton Center Suite 305, led by Mona, 727-5491.
Flamenco Louisville — classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, salsa and Argentine tango, 235-3998.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society — 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.
Louisville SALSA/MAMBO — meet-up group, classes, clubs, events, etc., 419-4926 or http://salsa.meetup.com/239/.
Folk Dancing Lessons — recreational dance sessions including instructions, no partner necessary, Thu. 7:30-9:30pm, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 426-2657.
Irish Dancers — available for performance, instruction, etc., 387-1371.
Traditional Irish Step Dancing — beginner children and adults, 494-1246.
Irish Step Dancing — beginner classes forming, 231-8827.
Isis of Indiana — belly dance classes, Mon. 6:15pm, Tue.-Wed. 7pm, New Albany, IN, (812) 931-4254 or www.isisofindiana.aleena.com.
Infinite Bliss Yoga — daily classes, (Fri. class, 4:30pm, donation benefits St. Jude’s Hospital), 1500 Bardstown Rd., 485-0121.
Hung Gar Kung Fu — classes w/ Sifu Mike Marshall, MWF at 6-8pm, TTh at 11am-1pm, Sat. at 10:30am-12:30pm, child classes MWF at 5-6pm, 974-0023.
Edenside Christian Church — Yoga With Matt Harris, Wed., 7-8:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 905-7244.
Achieve — yoga classes, all levels, $10, weekdays 11am, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm, 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 649-4433.
Grinny Possum Fiber Arts — knitting and crochet classes, Mon-Sat 10-6pm, 248 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 284-9400.
Knitwits — learn to knit/crochet, classes forming, 494-2066.
Knit Nook — “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1140 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.
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at UofL — various classes, from culinary arts and belly dancing to ghost hunting, 852-6456.
••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. Eighth St., Jeffersonville, IN, (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 Wellness 55 health-related talks, classes for expectant mothers and groups for those with prostate/breast cancer, 897-8131.
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

••Spring Fling — a day of games, prizes and activities hosted by Bethany United Church of Christ, April 29, 3-5pm, 104000 Old Preston Hwy., 969-6829.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — free family art workshop, second Sat. 10am-noon, suggested ages 2-12, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-7336.
Camps For Kids Guide — provides info on local summer camps for children, free, www.campsforkidsonline.com.
Summer Art Camps — at Spot 5 Art Studio, Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm, various classes and ages, run June 18-Aug. 10, 107 S. Ewing Ave., 594-1483.
Blue Apple Players Workshop — nonprofit theater company has summer workshops for children K-12th grade, 587-7990 or www.blueappleplayers.org.
Belly Dance For Girls — ages 8-12, 4-week workshop at the Clifton Center, 10-11am, Instructor Mona Simone, 727-5491.
Children’s Yoga Classes — Kids’ Creative Yoga, ages 6-12, $13 drop-in, $60/5 classes, Mondays, 5-5:50pm, Infinite Bliss Yoga, 1500 Bardstown Rd.; Creative Preschool Yoga, ages 3-5, $10 drop-in, $26/4 class card, Saturdays, 11:15-11:45pm, Orbis Yoga in Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. Suite 301; 589-8088.
Barnes & Noble — Tales at Twilight, ages 2-7, 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, Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 285-5632.
••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

Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — April 29, hike Raven Run Nature Preserve, leave 9am from McDonald’s, 5027 Shelbyville Rd., across from Mall St. Matthews, easy/moderate 7 miles (no dogs), 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.
Ultimate Frisbee Association — spring league runs thru April 29, www.louisvilleultimate.org.
Summer Slam 2007 — summer bowling league at King Pin Lanes, sign up now, league starts May 14, 3 people/team, 9525 Taylorsville Rd., 719-5461.
Water Polo League — groups forming, practice and pick up games at U of L, 797-8486.
••Polar Bear Runs — join Fred Gewein & others at Clarksville High School track Tue. evenings, up-tempo workouts, 7:30pm, free, (812) 283-5313.
Louisville Judo Club — multiple times and classes, Yoga East 1950 Bonnycastle Ave, 479-9941.
Blackacre Nature Preserve — tour & enjoy hike, open Sun. 1-5pm, 3200 Tucker Station Rd., 266-9802.
Chess — players meet Tue., 6pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.
Chess — group meets Mon., 5:30pm, Meijer’s Grocery, 4500 S Hurstbourne Pkwy., open multi-section tournament, $6, 495-6150.
Youth Sailing — River City Community Sailing Program takes students of all skill levels, ages 10-18, saillouisville.org/rccsp, 899-1311.
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. 6-7:30pm, Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 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.
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.
Football — join weekly/bi-weekly games (two-hand touch) at local parks, villestreetball@gmail.com.
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 Corner Café, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., first Wed., 7pm, 594-3900.
Louisville Grotto — Louisville’s caving group, looking for new members interested in caving and outdoors, meetings first Wed., 7pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.caves.org/grotto/louisvillegrotto/.
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.
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

••Cathedral of the Assumption — welcomes world-renowned organist Marek Kudlicki, April 27, 7:30pm, 433 S. 5th St, 582-2971.
Church Women United in the Louisville — annual assembly featuring Jessy Haywood from the Center for Women and Families and the Wayside Christian Mission Choir, April 28, 10am, $16, Masterson’s, 1830 S 3rd St, 499-7842.
NEO-PAGAN Celtic Beltane Celebration — April 28-May 1, 897-1325.
Let There Be Silence — lectio divina and center prayer Sunday evenings, 5pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave, 493-1488.
Taize — ecumenical service of prayer, singing and silent meditation, every Thu., 7pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4700 Lowe Rd, 491-7417.
Tibetan Buddhism — Dharma teachings, Sun., 10am-noon; Meditation Practice, Wed., 7-8pm, led by Geshe Sangye, 2028 Sherwood Ave., 451-8961.
Buddhist meditation & studies — ongoing, 10-11:30am Sat., Quaker Meeting House, 3050 Bon Aire Ave. 671-0883.
Conversations with God — book study group meets fourth Tue. of each month, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 7-8:30pm, 387-3668.
Shekinah Studio — presents “Just Be,” time of celebration, reflection and meditation, Wed., 6:30pm, 982 Barret Ave., 582-3000.
Hippi Jesus Freaks — outdoor discussion group for generating questions about Jesus, (812) 294-1112.
Faith Brew — talk about faith, God, life or anything else and have a drink, hosted by Rev. Charles Hawkins and Rev. Jerry Cappel, every Thu. 9pm, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 895-2429.
Encounter Church — new church desires God’s love/truth, intimate worship, meets at Kennedy Metro Middle School, 4515 Taylorsville Rd., Sun., 10am, 254-1912, www.EncounterEncounter.org.
Reiki Introduction & Practice Group — meets fourth Tue. of month, 6:30-8:30pm, 1403 E. Breckinridge St., 777-3865.
Edenside Christian Church — Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.
••Group Meditation — meets every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.
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, 10am, Sundays, Clifton Center, Ste. 305, 259-5373.
James Lees Presbyterian Church — Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-8:30pm; Labyrinth, open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm; 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.
School of Metaphysics — classes in Applied Metaphysics, Mon.-Thu., 2704 Hikes Ln., 7:30-10:30pm, 452-2501.
Metaphysical Church —  Sanctuary of Eternal Truth, healing service Sundays at 10:30am, Worship at 11, 1002 E. Market, New Albany, IN, (812) 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, 9104 Westport Rd., co-located with John Knox Presbyterian Church, Sunday Mass, 9am, all 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.
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.
Peace and Compassion Buddha Circle — study and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, English language service, meditation, 5pm, Sundays, 451-2193.
Louisville Zen Group — meets most Sun. at YogaEast, 1121 E. Kentucky St., meditation classes at 5pm, group practice sessions, Zen talks, discussions 6-7:30pm, (800) 716-0645.
Southeast Christian Church — “The Vine”: informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Sunday, 6pm, 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

The Compassionate Friends — to assist families dealing w/ grief following the death of child, fourth Thu., 2nd floor of Krogers, 2440 Bardstown Rd, 492-1554.
Advanced Breast Cancer Patients — Healing Choices group to offer support, info, encouragement & comfort, Baptist Hospital East, 897-8131.
Alzheimer’s Support Group — an exchange of hopes for family members and caregivers, Tuesdays, 6:30pm, 7823 Old State Rd, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-4272.
Motherless Daughters — group forming, meets monthly, 891-0434 or mochamoon1@yahoo.com.
12-Step Recovery — Gam-Anon meeting, for friends and family of someone with a gambling problem, every Mon., 7-8:30pm, Living Stone Church, 12610 Taylorsville Rd., 1-866-644-5171.
••Recovery Incorporated of KY — support group for the struggling, stressed and depressed, RIK Clubhouse, 2022 Bonnycastle Ave., 458-8016.
Kidney Disease Group — “Krazy for Kidneys” meets second Thu./month, 8pm, New Albany Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN, (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.
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, 423-7703, LouisvilleLADS@yahoogroups.com.
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.
DivorceCare Education and Support — confidential ongoing open group, First Cumberland Church, 368-4709.
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3pm, 329-0229.
••Cystic Fibrosis Mother’s Support Group — Steel Magnolias, a support network for mothers of children with cystic fibrosis, www.steelmagnolias.org.
Louisville Youth Group — peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning, 499-4427 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.
SoulCare — Bible-centered growth, support, recovery group, Thu., 6:30pm, Southeast Christian Church. 253-8411.
New Beginnings — support group for the separated, divorced, widowed, 7:30pm, Thu., Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 425-2772.
Nicotine Anonymous — support group: Mon., 6:30pm, Sat., 11:30am, Louisville Wellness Center, 10003 Taylorsville Rd.; Thu., 6:30pm, Ten Broeck Hospital Dupont, 1405 Browns 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 — meets monthly, registration required, Floyd Memorial, 1850 State St., New Albany, IN, 1-800-4-SOURCE.
Cancer Support Group — meets at Cancer Center of Indiana, first and third Thu., 6:45-8pm, 2210 Green Valley Rd., New Albany, IN, (812) 945-4000.
Parents of children/Adults with ADD — a program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY., fourth Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane #118, 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, Calvin Presbyterian, 2501 Rudy Ln., first and third Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, 589-4313.
Debtor’s Anonymous — 12-step program, meets weekly, Sun., 6:30-7:30pm, Deerpark Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Rd., 899-5325.

Clubs/Social Groups

••Louisville Peak Oil Group — meets second Sat., special meeting May 12, 9am, field trip to learn about Food Literacy project at Oxmoor Farm, 425-6645 or http://oilawareness.meetup.com/35.
Louisville Euchre Club — plays every Wed., 7pm, Starbase Q, 921 W. Main St., 284-4151.
Single Women’s Group — designed to promote friendship and self-empowerment, monthly activities, e-mail girlschat2005@yahoo.com.
North Oldham Seniors — meet every Thu., 10am-1pm, Grace & Glory Lutheran Church, 11952 W. US Highway 42, 228-0650.
Derby Parrot Heads — a social club that assists in community/environmental concerns and celebrates Jimmy Buffet, meets bi-monthly, 812-981-7047.
Friday Writers Group — meets weekly, serious writers read work aloud & offer assistance, 895-6197.
Drum Circle — join us on the third Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm, Widdershins, 712 Lyndon, Ln, 339-7388.
Kentuckiana Radio Addicts — discuss old-time radio; meets 3rd Mon. of month (except Feb. 26), 6:30pm, free, Crescent Hill Public Library (meeting room), 762 Frankfort Ave., 582-4362.
••Louisville SALSA Group — free, http://salsa.meetup.com/239/ or 419-4926.
J’Accuse — learn about your due process rights, monthly meetings, 500-8161.
Dramatists — playwrights/screenwriters group now forming, monthly sessions, 553-0030.
CyberSeniors — computer club geared to beginning/intermediate users, meets second Sat., 10-noon, Ivy Tech State College, Sellersburg, Ind., http://cyberseniors.home.insightbb.com.
Painting and Printmaking — artists welcome to monthly critique group, every third Thu., Bon Air Library, 6pm, e-mail Nancy at Muttmaw@bellsouth.net.
NAACP — monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.
Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers (KREE) — meets first and third 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., 560-0085.
Cofound — (Coalition for Understanding) political conversation at Karma Café, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 1st and 3rd Sun., 3-5pm, 560-0085.
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.
Brilliant Babies Playgroup — focuses on music & instrument play, storybook readings, baby sign language, meets second Mon. of month, 10:30am-noon, Jeffersontown Library, 10635 Watterson Trail, 296-2051.
Family Circle Playgroup — meets last Saturday of month, 9:30-11am, Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, 296-2051.
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.
••Greater Louisville Sierra Club — meets third Tue., 7pm, Clifton Center, louisville.sierraclub.org.
Board Game Monday — at Hob Knobb Coffee Bar, free, bring games, 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobbs, IN, (812) 923-1458.
Irish Society of Kentuckiana — promote Irish heritage, culture, friendship, meet first Tue. of month, 7:30pm, Commonwealth Bank, N Hubbards Ln, 635-0234.
German Conversation Group — meets every Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
Knob & Valley Audubon Society — meets second Thu. of month, 7pm, Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville, IN, 893-5172.
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.
International Happy Hour — gathering of people of other nationalities living in Louisville and a chance for them to meet one another, Maker’s Mark Lounge, 3rd Thu. of the month.
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 — social/political group for liberals to meet and network, Thu., 7pm, Rich O’s, 3312 Plaza Dr., New Albany, 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.
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, Gattiland, 4200 Outer Loop, free, www.louisvilleghs.com.
National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30pm, Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.
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.

Health

Stop Smoking Successfully — learn practical application for conquering physical, psychological & social aspects of smoking, $50; Clarksville: thru April 26, Tue. & Thu., noon-1pm, Clarksville Community Center in Main Rm., 2311 Giltner Ln., 283-5313.
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 — Tue. at 1 & 6pm, 1804 Vine Crest Suite #1 off Lyndon, 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

••Brightside/Chase Pre-Derby Cleanup — seeking volunteers to pick up litter, weed and mulch, April 25, 1-4:30pm, multiple locations, 574-2613.
Louisville Irish Fest — needs volunteers for June 9 &10 fest downtown on Belvedere, www.louisvilleirishfest.com.
Co-op Baptist Fellowship Missionary — looking for people interested in serving as potential summer missionaries in E. Europe (Kosova & Macedonia), focus is drama & English as second language, June 18, 939-1284.
Main St. Assoc. Visitor Center — volunteers needed to share the excitement of Historic West Main Street, hand out tourist info, answer questions, etc., 568-2220.
KIPDA — Long Term Care Ombudsman Program non-profit organization recruiting volunteers to go out into nursing homes to check on residents, 2911 S. Fourth St., 637-9786.
Creative Diversity Studio — volunteers needed to assist adults and children with disabilities in various art activities, Mellwood Art Center, 689-2383.
Harbor House of Louisville — volunteers needed to assist in their bulk mailing operations, walk-in Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, 2231 Hunters Trace Rd, 719-0072 ext 29.
St. John’s Day Center — for homeless men needs volunteers to work 2-3 hour shifts, 700 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 568-6758.
American Cancer Society — needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from treatments, 560-6035.
Blackacre Nature Preserve — needs helping hands to work in gardens, remove invasive plants or as a docent in historic farmhouse, 3200 Tucker Station Rd., 266-9802.
Salvation Army Center of Hope — donate cleaning supplies, 831 S. Brook St., 671-4918.
The Little Loomhouse — seeking volunteers with grant-writing experience to repair historic cabins and preserve Lou Tate’s archive of coverlet patterns, 367-4792.
Learning Disabilities Assoc. of KY — volunteers needed for general office work, special events and tutoring, 2210 Goldsmith Ln #118, 473-1256.
Winners on Wheels — looking for kid-friendly, hard-working, fun-loving volunteers for scouting program for kids with disabilities, 291-7090 or wowlouisville@yahoo.com.
Immigrant and Refugee Center — seeking volunteers to work with Louisville’s international community, 366-7813.
Woodstock Animal Foundation — needs volunteers for a “no kill” animal shelter, to walk and feed dogs, 321-6434 or www.woodstockaf.org.
Kentucky Foundation for Women — volunteer subjects for Web site, mothers of children with disabilities, 859-260-1655.
Klein Family Learning Center — needs volunteers to work w/ Spanish-speaking adults learning English on backstretch of Churchill Downs, afternoon/evening opportunities available, 636-4400 ext. 1231.
••Mellwood Art Center — needs volunteers to answer phones, give tours and perform office duties, weekday hours, 895-3650.
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.
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville — needs “nearly new” wheelchairs for residents, also looking for volunteers, 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.
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. Fourth 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 volunteers for the arts, 585-9525, louisvilleart@aol.com.
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.
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, training second Tue., 5:30pm, KHS campus, 241 Steedly Dr., 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.
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.
Habitat for Hounds — needs doghouses, 585-3220.