Issue November 5, 2008

Community Listings

Meetings, greetings and other communities of interest

LEO Weekly is happy to list events of community interest, but if you’re trying to sneak an ad in here, forget it. Items are published on a space-available basis. The deadline is WEDNESDAY at 4 p.m. Mail to 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202, fax to 895-9779 or send e-mail to listings@leoweekly.com. No listings taken over the phone. Please include a daytime phone number. Timely events must be dated and are generally considered for publication one to two weeks in advance. Readers are advised to call ahead before attending events listed here. Listings marked with the LEO “O” are worth a special look.

 

Parenting/Just For Kids

 

••Kingpin Lanes — Green Hill Therapy hosting “Spare” Time for Kids Bowl-A-Thon, noon-3 p.m., 9525 Taylorsville Rd., 244-8011.

Kids Rock — music classes for kids, taught by Heidi Howe, ages 2-5, Louisville School of Rock, www.urock2.com or heidi@urock.com.

ArtClub in the Highlands — art classes for youth taught by Ms. Shelly, Mon & Wed, 4:30-6 p.m. classes, open studio time, Sat 9 a.m.-noon, 452-1010.

Ray’s Monkey House — presents Storytime, reading for ages 2-5 and kids at heart, Sat., 4 p.m.; Tue., 6 p.m., free, 1578 Bardstown Rd., 459-4373.

StageLab children & teen acting classes,Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 741-8392.

Flamenco Dance for Kids — Tue., 5 p.m., Clifton Center, 836-3995.

Reading Specialist/Tutor — reading, spelling, language, offering many Incentives, 635-9262.

Mommy & Me — structured playgroup, focus is music and instrument play, storybook readings, baby sign language and more, second and fourth Mon. of month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 296-2051.

Barnes & Noble — Tales at Twilight, ages 2-7, Fri., 7 p.m., 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 2:30-5 p.m., $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, Ind., (812) 285-5632.

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort — presents History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Sat., 1-4 p.m., free, 564-1792 ext. 4461.

Jefferson Memorial Forest — various programs for children of all ages, 368-5404 or www.memorialforest.com.

Family and Friends Game Night — play one of our board games or bring your own, Mon., 5-9 p.m., La Vida Java Coffee Co., 1301 Herr Ln., Westport Village, 412-9393.

Oldham County Housewives — looking for housewives all ages for friendship, activities and support, oldhamhousewives@msn.com.

Brilliant Babies Playgroup — focuses on music & instrument play, storybook readings, baby sign language, meets second Mon. of month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jeffersontown Library, 10635 Watterson Trail, 296-2051.

Family Circle Playgroup — meets last Saturday of month, 9:30-11 a.m., Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, 296-2051.

Louisville Free Public Library — classes, programs for kids, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.

Highlands La Leche League (LLL) — group of breastfeeding mothers who offer support and encouragement, meets first Tue. of month, 7 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., 396-7500.

Step-Family Support Group — meets second Sun., 1-2:30 p.m., St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave., 473-0766.

Mahogany Moms — group for stay-at-home moms of color, regular outings, projects, etc., 778-2293.

MetroMoms social forum for mothers of color to gather, 409-8964.

MOMS — support group for stay-at-home mothers, meets monthly at various locations. 457-7347.

LADS, Louisville At-home Dads brings together stay-at-home fathers, their children and their families, 423-7703, LouisvilleLADS@yahoogroups.com.

Young Single Parents Inc. — group that encourages responsible single parenting, now forming in Louisville, 379-2723 or www.youngsingleparents.org.

Divorce Recovery Support Group — Sun., 5-6:30 p.m., 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.

Parents of children/Adults with ADD — a program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY., fourth Thurs. of month, 7-8:30 p.m., 2210 Goldsmith Lane #118, 473-1256.

Louisville Youth Group — peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning, 499-4427 or www.louisvilleyouthgroup.com.

PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3 p.m., 329-0229.

ICAN of Louisville — holding bimonthly educational meetings to support normal birth, Cesarean prevention and recovery and VBAC, 649-7298.

Clark Memorial Hospital — offers expecting parents professional support and teaches about childbirth options, free, 499-4418.

Clark Memorial Hospital — classes for expectant, new parents, free, limited seating, 283-2041.

 
Free Classes
 

Prosperity Workshop — presented by the Rev. Carolyn Harvill of Louisville Center for Spiritual Living, Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., free, 222 W. Park Place, Jeffersonville, Ind., (812) 288-1080.

••Sprouts for Sprouts Workshop — learn about sprouts, start your own jar, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., free, Shine Studio, Mellwood Arts Center, 442-2843.

Spanish Conversation Class — at De La Torre’s, taught by Maggie de la Torre, Thu., 7:30-8:30 p.m., free, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955.

Earthenirvana — Louisville’s environmental education location offers classes, 608-9145 or www.earthenirvana.com.

Self-Defense/Martial Arts — free seminars held first Tue. of month in “The System,” a Russian-style of Martial Arts, 638-2567.

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.

Jewish Community Center — offers art classes, 459-0660.

Flame Run Gallery — classes and tours, tour hot-glass and cold-glass studios, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, 828 Market St, 584-5353.

Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.

Glass Dreamz — offers classes, 2005 Bonnycastle Ave., 454-8588.

“How to stop an unwanted hug” — ongoing class for women, free, ages 7 and up, Mon., 7 p.m., Shoppes of Forest Springs, 12482 Lagrange Rd., 338-1724.

 
Sports/Recreation
 

••Fastpitch Clinic — featuring two-time Olympian and current Team USA member Jessica Mendoza, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., $15, St. Stephen Martyr Activity Center, 3015 Greenup Road, 664-1180.

KentuckyMuscle — Strength and Fitness Extravaganza, $10-$35, Nov. 7-8, KY International Convention Center, 387-3808, www.KentuckyMuscle.com

Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — weekly hikes, 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.

Shine Yoga — offers free yoga classes and more to all ages, classes throughout the week, Mellwood Arts Center, 442-2843 or www.shinelouisville.com.

Pinball Fight Club — double elimination tournament, $3 entry fee, prizes, every Mon., 9 p.m., Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St., 442-0523.

Tae Kwon Do Club — open to all adults, beginners and experienced welcome, meets weekly, jimgardner@trianglemaa.org.

Backgammon Club — new players welcome, meets 1st and 3rd Tue., 6:30 p.m., Fox & Hound, 302 Bullet Ln, louisvillebackgammon.com.

Louisville Women’s Rugby Club — no experience necessary, ages 18+, practices M & W, 6:30 p.m., Seneca Park. 587-8429 or www.louisvillewomensrugby.com.

Polar Bear Runs — join Fred Gewein & others at Clarksville High School track Tue. evenings, up-tempo workouts, 7:30 p.m., free, (812) 283-5313.

Open Gym — St. Joseph Catholic Church host two weekly open gyms, basketball: Mon., 8-10 p.m.; volleyball: Fri., 6-10 p.m., 1420 E. Washington St., 583-7401.

Blackacre Nature Preserve — tour & hike, open Sun. 1-5 p.m., 3200 Tucker Station Rd., 266-9802.

Chess — players meet Tue., 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.

UofL Fencing Club meets every Mon, 7-8:30 p.m., Student Athletic Center, 244-8966.

Basketball Open Gym — Wed., 7-8:45 p.m., 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 — meets every Wed at Seneca Park, 418-2590.

SCUBA-Kyana Underwater Explorers Society — meets at Corner Café, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., first Wed., 7 p.m., 594-3900.

Falls of the Ohio State Park — programs for all ages, 280-9970.

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., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 458-1328 or www.louisvillenaturecenter.org.

Metro Parks — outdoor recreational programs, 456-8100 or www.metro-parks.org.

 
Spirituality
 

The Center for Interfaith Relations — 13th Annual Festival of Faiths, 39 events throughout the community, Nov. 9-15, 583-3100, www.interfaithrelations.org.

Matrix: A Place of Change — Soul Vision Book Club features work of Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer and others, 1050 Bardstown Rd., 294-0713.

Islamic Research Foundation Center — hosts ASR Prayers, pastoral counseling and problem solving for Muslims, every Sun. at 5:30 p.m., 456-5369, www.irfi.org.

••Louisville Zen Group — for group meditation, Zen talks, and discussions, meets most Sundays at YogaEast, 1121 E. Kentucky St., (800) 716-0645.

Anamchara — an independent, ecumencial Catholic community, all are welcome, Sundays, 5:30 p.m., 142 Crescent Ave., 893-4908.

Reiki Introduction & Practice Group — meets fourth Tue. of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1403 E. Breckinridge St., 777-3865.

Angela Merici Center holds monthly Centering Prayer session, Brescia Hall on Ursuline Campus, 896-3945.

Sufi Spirituality — group teachings and practices, Sun., 7-8 p.m., lailaisahusky@yahoo.com.

Let There Be Silence — featuring center prayer (silent prayer) Sun. evenings, 5 p.m., Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 493-1488.

Taize — ecumenical service of prayer, singing and silent meditation, every Thu., 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4700 Lowe Rd, 491-7417.

Tibetan Buddhism — Dharma teachings, Sun., 10 a.m.-noon; Meditation Practice, Wed., 7-8 p.m., led by Geshe Sangye, 1578 Parson’s Place, email annekwalt@aol.com.

Shekinah — presents “Just Be,” time of celebration, reflection and meditation, Wed., 6:45-7:30 p.m., 103-107 Ewing Ave., 417-9958.

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. 9 p.m., 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., 10 a.m., 254-1912, www.EncounterEncounter.org.

Edenside Christian Church — Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30 p.m., 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.

Group Meditation — meets every Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.

Islamic Research Intl. — hosts discussions, Sun., 4 p.m., 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.

Community of Mindful Living — Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10 a.m., Sundays, Clifton Center, Ste. 305, 259-5373.

James Lees Presbyterian Church — Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Labyrinth,open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8 p.m.; 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.firstulou.org.

School of Metaphysics — classes in Applied Metaphysics, Mon.-Thu., 2704 Hikes Ln., 7:30-10:30 p.m., 452-2501.

Metaphysical Church — Sanctuary of Eternal Truth, healing service Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 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 9:30-10:30 a.m., 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, 9 a.m., all welcome, 938-5440.

Buechel United Methodist Church — “Soul Purpose,” contemporary praise, worship service, Sunday, 1 p.m., 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., 7 p.m., and Psychic Development Classes on Wed, 7 p.m., 957-2524.

Peace and Compassion Buddha Circle — study and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, English language service, meditation, 5 p.m., Sundays, 451-2193.

Southeast Christian Church — “The Post”: informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Youth Activities Center.

Center for Integrative Health — group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tue., 6:30 p.m., Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.

 
Support/Self-Help
 

Past Lives & Reincarnation Group — for those who believe they have touched into a past life them in this current life, 423-0220.

Man to Man — support group for men with prostate cancer, local chapter meets monthly, www.cancer.org.

Home Schooling Support Group — offer support for home-schooled youth and adults in the areas of creative writing, humanities, local history, poetry, public speaking and more, One Room Schoolhouse, Mellwood Art Center, http://theoneroomschoolhouse.net.

Hepatitis C Support Group — meets second Tue., 6:30-8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd., 419-0608.

Smokers Anonymous — “Hope for Smokers,” meets 7 p.m. every Friday, Token III Club, 4014 Dutchmans Ln., 451-3495.

Sleep Apnea patient support group, 899-9199.

Women’s Advocacy & Support Group — have you been hacked, cyber-stalked, harassed online or emotionally abused? 415-2369.

Epilepsy Adult Support Group offers support & resources, meets 4th Tue., 7:30-9 p.m., Baptist Hospital East, Education Room, 584-8817.

Epilepsy Youth Activity Group —meets 4th Thu., 584-8817.

Louisville Bar Association presents Call-A-Lawyer, call and speak anonymously with a volunteer attorney, third Tue. of month, 6-8 p.m., 583-1801. 

Chance’s Spot Pet Loss Support Group, meets second Tue. of month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, Faithful Companions Pet Cremation Services, 812-207-8634.

Food Addicts Anonymous — 12-step program for those suffering with food addiction, no fees, (859) 321-4891 or www.foodaddictsanonymous.org.

Narconon Arrowhead offers treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, 800-468-6933, www.stopaddiction.com.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets every Tue. at 7:30 p.m., friends & family support group meets at same time, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, room 110, www.dbsalouisville.org.

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, 6:30 p.m., 7823 Old State Rd, Sellersburg, Ind., (812) 246-4272.

12-Step Recovery — Gam-Anon meeting, for friends and family of someone with a gambling problem, every Mon., 7-8:30 p.m., 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, 8 p.m., New Albany Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN, (812) 945-4596.

Alcoholics Anonymous — purpose to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety, 582-1849 or www.louisvilleaa.org.

Obsessive Compulsive Anxiety Disorder — support group hosted byLutheran Family Services, 899-5991.

Bridges Center — 2120 Newburg Rd., Suite 200, holds grief support classes for children, teens and adults, 888-345-8197.

Psoriasis Support Group — second Tue., 6:30-8 p.m., Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Pl., 583-7546.

••Transgendered Person — support groupoffered by Sienna, a non-profit org., page 894-1048.

Gay Men’s Support Group — first and third Thu., 7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave., GMSG_Louisville@live.com.

Diabetes Support Group — second Thu., 9:30-11 a.m., Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson, free.

Al-Anon — for families & friends of alcoholics. Sundays, 8:15 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., 458-1234.

Cystic Fibrosis Mother’s Support Group — Steel Magnolias, a support network for mothers of children with cystic fibrosis, www.steelmagnolias.org.

Sickle-Cell Anemia — support group, fourth Sat., 1 p.m., 2600 Muhammad Ali Blvd., 776-8184.

SCASG (Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group) — for sickle cell patients and families, meets 3rd Sat., 1-2:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1018 S.15th St., 583-6798 ext. 6782.

Motherless women and girls — did your mother die before you turned 25? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a multimedia project about motherless women, 891-0434.

SCAK (Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana) — non-profit organization for sickle cell patients of all ages and families, meets bi-monthly, 569-2070.

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., 6:30 p.m., Southeast Christian Church. 253-8411.

New Beginnings — support group for the separated, divorced, widowed, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 425-2772.

Nicotine Anonymous — support group: Mon., 6:30 p.m., Sat., 11:30 a.m., Louisville Wellness Center, 10003 Taylorsville Rd.; Thu., 6:30 p.m., 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., 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Douglass Blvd. and Bardstown Rd., 479-9941.

Overeaters Anonymous — meets Mon., 6:30 and 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ; Mon. & Wed., 5:30 p.m., St. Matthews Baptist Church; Tue. & Thu., 8 p.m., Middletown Christian Church; Fri., 6:30 p.m., Highland Presbyterian Church, 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., 6:45-8 p.m., 2210 Green Valley Rd., New Albany, IN, (812) 945-4000.

Sex Addicts Anonymous — confidential 12-step program of recovery. For recorded message, 254-8100 or saa-recovery.org.

Survivors of Suicide — support group for those touched by the loss of someone to suicide, Our Mother of Sorrows, 770 Eastern Pkwy (above gym), first and third Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 330-0335.

Debtors Anonymous — 12-step program, meets weekly, Sun., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Rd., 899-5325.

Emotions Anonymous — teleconferencing every Thu., 5-7 p.m.., www.anotherlifefoundation.org.

 
Clubs/Social Groups
 

Honda S2000 Club — meets first Sun., 7 p.m., 12901 Shelbyville Road, S2KCA.com.

Rotaract Club of Greater Louisville — service club for young professionals ages 18-30, meets first Tue., 5:30 p.m., www.louisvillerotaract.org.

Syzygy Open Mic — presents Music, Poetry and Comedy Open Mic, every Thu., 7 p.m., Perkfection Cafe, 359 Spring St., Jeffersonville, free, syzygypoets@gmail.com.

Collaboratory — live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams,free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30 p.m., James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.

Kentuckianaart.com — online community/directory looking for links to artists and galleries in the local art community, info@kentuckianaart.com.

Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.

Access to the Arts Inc.— an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.

Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) — non-profit, international organization devoted to interest in UFOs, 637-8089 or MUFON.com.

International Business Happy Hour — first Tue. of month, Bluegrass Brewing Co., 6-8 p.m., free, for International business “types” and others interested in travel and cultures of other countries, 2939 Shelbyville Rd., JonCates@aol.com.

Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society — open to Kentucky and Indiana professionals, students, amateurs and interested public, meets the second Sat., 2-4 p.m., Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, 592-2355.

Wonderful Animals Giving Support (WAGS) — volunteer organization offering animal-assisted activities and therapy, meets 2nd Sat. of each month, Anchorage Presbyterian Church, 11403 Park Rd, 562-9247, www.kywags.org.

Knitwits — learn to knit/crochet, classes forming, 494-2066.

Knit Nook — “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.

Louisville Scooter Group — for scooter owners in Kentuckiana, meets Tue., 6 p.m., various locations, www.louisvillescooter.org.

Louisville Peak Oil Group — sustainable and sensible energy alternatives, meets second Sat., 9-11 a.m., Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 425-6645 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lpolist.

Louisville Nimble Thimbles — guild dedicated to quiltmaking, meets first Thu. of month, 6:30 p.m., and third Thu. of month, 10 a.m., Jeffersontown Community Center, 10619 Taylorsville Rd.

Diverse, open-minded Christian singles — ages 35-55, meet 10 a.m. Sun. and once monthly to connect spiritually/socially, Middletown Christian Church, 245-9793.

KyAna Woodcrafters Club — meets first Thu. of month, 7:30 p.m., $24 annual dues, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., volpe_veneers@yahoo.com.

Golf Fore Singles — group for single professionals interested in playing golf in scramble format and networking, membership fee $45, age and skill levels vary, 458-3574 or golfforesingles.com.

Green Drinks — informal, self-organizing network that is now active in 200+ cities, meets second Wed. of month, 6 p.m., Outlook Inn, 916 Baxter Ave., www.greendrinks.org.

Astrological Society of KY — meets monthly, second Fri. of month, 7:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., 426-8902.

Growing Louisville Green — join the movement, be the solution, monthly meetings www.growinglouisvillegreen.com

Women Who Write — welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.

Louisville OLPC XO User Group — sharing tips and how-to on the One Laptop Per Child XO computer, 387-9673.

Wilderness Road Writers’ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome, 966-2327.

The Vault — new sci-fi writer’s group, 7 p.m. first Wed., Starbucks, 101 N. Hurstbourne Ln., bring a short story or novel chapter, www.vault.oseland.net.

Mystery Book Discussion Group — meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, Ind., 949-3523.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7 p.m., fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.

Socrates Café — philosophical discussions Tue. nights, 7-9 p.m., Perkfection Cafe, 359 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. 812-218-0611.

Life Makeover Book Club — based on Cheryl Richardson’s books, monthly, 561-4451.

Dance Project — community-oriented, all ages, smokefree, alcohol-free dance party for people who love to dance but hate bars, in planning stages, 589-8088.

A Fresh Approach — rediscover regional food traditions, pleasures of the table, quality of food, meets second Thu., 6:30 p.m., afreshapproach.blogspot.com.

Fourth Avenue Coffee House Group offering music, discussion, conversation and fellowship, every 3rd Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4th Ave. United Methodist Church, 4th and St. Catherine, 585-2176 or www.fourthavenue.us.

Luther’s Writings Study Group — meet at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1127 E. Broadway, second Thu., 7:30 p.m., 585-4459.

Jurisdictionary Club of Louisville — now forming, www.tjcl.info.

Homeopathic Study Group — discussion of alternative health, fourth Tue. of month, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 439-5767.

Jurisdictionary Club of Louisville — free legal education programs, third Sun., 7 p.m., Shoney’s Restaurant, 6511 Signature Dr.

Comic Book Creators Forum — learn the art and craft and join fellowship, Sun, 2-4 p.m., Main Library, 301 York St., approbationcomics.com.

Louisville Euchre Club — plays every Wed., 7 p.m., Starbase Q, 921 W. Main St., 284-4151.

North Oldham Seniors — meet every Thu., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 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, Frankfort Ave., 5-7 p.m., read from all genres for critiques, 896-2612.

Drum Circle — join us on the third Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon, Ln, 339-7388.

Kentuckiana Radio Addicts — discuss old-time radio; meets 3rd Mon. of month (except Feb. 26), 6:30 p.m., 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.

••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, 6 p.m., e-mail Nancy at Muttmaw@bellsouth.net.

NAACP — monthly meeting, third Mon., 7 p.m., NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.

Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers (KREE) — meets first and third Thu., 9 a.m., GLAR, 6300 Dutchmans Ln., 797-8828.

Conversation Café — open, hosted conversation on issues of importance, Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., upstairs at City Cafe, 1250 Bardstown Rd., 560-0085.

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society — Medieval-style combat w/ foam weapons, meets Sun., 2 p.m., 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., 2-4:45 p.m., Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.xanga.com/nota_sf_club.

Greater Louisville Sierra Club — meets third Tue., 7 p.m., Clifton Center, louisville.sierraclub.org.

Board Game Monday — at Hob Knobb Coffee Bar, free, bring games, 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs, Ind., (812) 923-1458.

Irish Society of Kentuckiana — promote Irish heritage, culture, friendship, meet first Tue. of month, 7:30 p.m., Commonwealth Bank, N Hubbards Ln, 635-0234.

German Conversation Group — meets every Tue., 7 p.m., Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St., 442-0523.

Italian Conversation Group — every Wed., 7 p.m., Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St., 442-0523.

Knob & Valley Audubon Society — meets second Thu. of month, 7 p.m., 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, 11:15-1 p.m., Breckinridge Inn, $11, 329-2088.

Drinking Liberally-Louisville — Thu., 7 p.m., 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., 7 p.m., Rich O’s, 3312 Plaza Dr., New Albany, newalbany@drinkingliberally.org.

Kent Society Homeopathy Study Group — meets 4th Tue., 7 p.m., lively discussion, book & movie review, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.

KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club — first Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.

Louisville Poet’s Guild — meets Saturdays 12-2 p.m., 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., 7 p.m., Gattiland, 4200 Outer Loop, free, www.louisvilleghs.com.

National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30 p.m., Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.

Windows Mobile Louisville — meets fourth Tue., Peak 10 Data Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 396-3514 or www.WindowsMobileLouisville.com.

Dream Study Group — Wed., 7 p.m., Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook St., 270-

535-2619.
 
Health
 

Circle of Hearts — free series from Norton Women’s Heart Center on educating women about heart disease, third Thu. of month, 6 p.m., Norton Audubon Hospital, One Audubon Plaza Dr., 629-1234.

Jewish Family & Vocational Service holds four-session workshop for caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s, every Wed., 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 452-6341.

Baptist East Hospital — hosts workshops and lectures on health topics, 897-8343.

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 & 6 p.m., 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.

Red Cross — various health and safety classes, Clark County Chapter, 1805 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville, (812) 283-8416.

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.

Metro Health Department various family planning classes, 574-6660.

 
Volunteers
 

Volunteer Tour Guides — needed for Speed Art Museum for docent recruiting class, Mondays, thru Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2035 S. Third St., www.speedmuseum.org.

MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.

••Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children — seeking 20 mentors to mentor 20 youth, 636-1936.

Louisville Visual Art Assoc. — seeking volunteers, 896-2146 or info@louisvillevisualart.org.

Thomas Edison House — seeking volunteers to conduct tours, no experience necessary, 585-5247.

ASSE International Student Exchange — seeking local host families for students 15-18 yrs., 1-800-473-0696.

Salvation Army — needs gently used home and office furniture and household furnishings, 935-7450.

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau — seeking volunteers of all ages for a convention greeter, make new friends while promoting the city you love, 379-6109 or www.louisvillevolunteer.com.

Trail LLC seeking volunteers to assist with horse lessons, must enjoy working with special-needs children/adults, 876-7844.

Kentucky Humane Society — S.N.I.P. Clinic seeking volunteers in fun, fast-paced environment, skills include basic computer and customer service skills, 636-3355.

Habitat for Humanity — seeks volunteers to be family advocates for future Habitat homeowners, volunteers also needed for office support, 637-6265 x 34.

Food Literacy Project — volunteers needed to facilitate hands-on activities with school groups on a local vegetable farm, 413-5989 or www.foodliteracyproject.org.

AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers to prepare income returns for seniors and low income persons, receptionist also needed, 394-3443.

Arcadia Community Center seeking committed volunteer with experience/strong interest in computer animation and video production for 4 hours/week, 375-1819.

Bunbury Theatre — seeks volunteers to help with behind-the-scenes operations (greeters, ushers, house managers, box-office staff), no previous experience is necessary, Training will be provided 585-5306.

Teach Computer Skills — volunteers needed at Dosker Manor to assist elderly/disabled people, two hours/week, 411 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 587-8673, ext. 247.

Another Life Foundation — seeks volunteers in recovery from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression/suicidal behaviors, (888) 543-3480 or www.anotherlifefoundation.org.

Crisis and Information Center — needs volunteers to provide telephone counseling and resource referral information to callers, 589-8615.

Historic Whitehall — looking for volunteers to give tours of house museum, 897-2944, whitehall@historichomes.org.

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, 212-9474.

Harbor House of Louisville — volunteers needed to assist in their bulk mailing operations, walk-in Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 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.

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-3 p.m. 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 — non-profit that provides physical, occupational, speech and horse riding therapy for special needs children, needs volunteers to help with leading our horses during session and misc. barn and office work, 244-8011 or www.greenhilltherapy.org.

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 — seeking docents and garden volunteers, 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., 5:30 p.m., 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.

Habitat for Hounds — needs doghouses, 585-3220.