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Special EventsHospice of Louisville presents annual “Care for the Dying Day” educational conference featuring keynote speaker Robert Arnold, March 15, $85 clinicians, $50 students, non-professional caregivers, Holiday Inn, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 719-8912 or www.hospiceinstitute.org.Fourth Street Live presents St. Baldrick’s Day, fundraiser in which people shave heads for childhood cancer research, March 19, 2pm, 891-2540.St. James Episcopal Church commemorates third anniversary of war in Iraq with interfaith service of prayers for peace, March 19, 5pm, 401 LaGrange Rd., 241-8136.••Dress for Success Celebrates S.O.S. — Send One Suit — Asking women to donate a nearly new interview suit to help local low-income women enter the workforce, March 20-25, 309 Guthrie St., 584-8050.Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center presents “Lewis & Clark: Mysteries of the West,” exhibit focuses on people and sites of famous expedition, thru March 28, free w/ admission, (812) 280-9970.Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation presents Spring Flower Sale to raise funds for programs and services, thru March 30, 1850 Taylor Ave., 456-3233.Lectures/Classes••Frazier Historical Arms Museum presents Tom Owen discussing mysterious Abraham Lincoln based on speeches and writings, March 16, 829 W. Main St., 753-1685.Christ Church Cathedral presents renowned ethicist and theologian Glen Stassen, March 16, 7pm, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354.Eckankar Center of Louisville presents “Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear,” March 18, 4-5:30pm, free, 1367 Bardstown Rd., 473-7070.Historic Locust Grove presents “The Art and History of Candlewicking,” teaches basics of the craft involving embroidery, March 18, 10-11am, $3, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., 897-9845.IU Southeast presents “Building Effective Communities,” conference addressing workplace and community diversity, seminar March 21, 7-8pm, conference March 22, 8:30am-4pm, $15 pre-conference seminar, $40 full-day conference, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2306.Louisville Bar Association offers “Call-A-Lawyer,” where callers may speak anonymously to volunteer attorney providing legal guidance, March 21, 6-8pm, 569-1357.StageLab presents “Acting Essentials,” taught by Megan Burnett, and “Speaking Voice for Actors & Others,” taught by Dru Pilmer, thru March 25, $110, Clifton Center, 741-8392.Bellarmine School of Music presents African drum and dance classes, thru April 15, noon-2pm, $20; dance class 2-3pm, $15, Music Building Room 101, 2001 Newburg Rd., 459-0902.••Pan-African Studies Saturday Academy presents “Black People in the U.S. and Throughout the World,” runs thru May 28, first and third Sat. at Shawnee Community Ctr., 607 S. 37th St., other monthly meetings at DuValle Education Ctr., 3610 Bohne Ave., free, 852-0274.Dance 4 Me Studios offers modern, jazz, hip-hop and red-hot ballroom dance classes for ages 3 to adults, 634-0161.Flamenco Louisville offers classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, salsa and Argentine tango, 235-3998.Royal Scottish Country Dance Society offers “Ya Dancin’?” Scottish dance class, 7:30pm, Thu., partners not required, 338-4041 or CentralKentucky-rscds.org.Shall We Dance? Flamenco, lessons for all levels, 4750 Bardstown Rd., 254-5276. Traditional Irish Step Dancing for beginner children and adults. 494-1246. Irish Step Dancing new beginner classes now forming, 231-8827. Clifton Center offers belly dance classes, 727-5491.Isis of Indiana offers belly dance classes, New Albany, Mon. 6:15pm, Tue.-Wed. 7pm, 931-4254, www.isisofindiana.aleena.com.Infinite Bliss Yoga offers daily classes, Thu., 4:30pm, $5 benefits CASA, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 485-0121.Edenside Christian Church presents Yoga With Matt Harris., 1415 Bardstown Rd, Wed., 7-8:30pm, 905-7244. Achieve presents yoga classes, all levels, $10, weekdays 11am, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm, 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 649-4433.Locust Grove workshops to help adults learn about historic crafts and skills of the past. Hands-on experience. Fees, dates vary, 897-9845.Crane House hosts various events, lectures and classes, 1244 S. 3rd St., 635-2240, www.cranehouse.org.Grinny Possum Fiber Arts offers knitting and crochet classes, 248 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Ind., Mon-Sat 10-6pm, (812) 284-9400.Knit Nook offers “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1609 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.Susan’s Corner Basket Studio offers basket weaving classes, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.Professional Development workshops available, contact 589-6419. Locust Grove presents an Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wednesday, 1pm, 897-9845.••Ancient Kentucke Historical Assoc. host videos and speakers, last Sat., 2pm, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., $4/$1, 280-9970. Rhonda’s Another Chance Inc. presents “Early Morning Glory,” a motivational workshop for women. 710 S. 31st St, 776-8830.Whole Foods Market offers many classes throughout the month. Check out www.wholefoodsmarket.com or 899-5545.Rainbow Blossom offers many classes throughout the month, 244-2022. Bernheim Forest offers various nature program classes, advance registration required. 955-8512 or www.bernheim.org.Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at UofL, various classes, from culinary arts and belly dancing to ghost hunting, 852-3545.Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center classes/seminars for those interested in small business. Reservations required. 625-0123 or www.LouisvilleSmallBiz.org.Red Cross offers 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 offers many classes, such as a walking club, classes for expectant mothers, classes for men living with prostate cancer. 897-8343.Norton Healthcare, classes thru the month. Free, various locations, 899-6960.Clark Memorial Hospital offers classes for expectant, new parents. Free, limited seating. 283-2041.Metro Health Department, various family planning classes. 574-6660.Just For Kids••New Albany Public Library presents “Let the Games Begin,” features board games selected by teens, March 16, 1:30-3pm, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 944-8464. Squallis Puppeteers host a Spring Break Art Camp, April 3-7, for ages 6-13, 895- 7735.Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, free family art workshop, second Sat., 10am-noon, 944-7336.Barnes & Noble presents Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.Mellwood Arts Center offers After-School Program, Creative Diversity Studio for middle and high school students, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.Lifeguard Training at YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co., ymcalouisville.org. YMCA offers swimming lessons for children and adults at all branches, all age group classes, ymcalouisville.org.Douglass Community Center offers several sport youth classes including basketball and archery, 2305 Douglass Blvd., 456-8120.Jeffersonville Township Public Library offers storytimes for kids. 285-5632.Barnes & Noble presents Mommy & Me Storytime, Tue., 11am, 18 months-4 years; Toddler Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, ages 2-7, Hurstbourne location, 426-0255.Bernheim Forest offers many programs for kids, nature walks to story times. 955-8512.Louisville Free Public Library offers classes, programs for kids, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, presents History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Sat., 1-4pm, free, 564-1792 ext. 4461.Jefferson Memorial Forest offers various programs for children of all ages, 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.Sports/RecreationCharlestown State Park hosts hikers on guided tour, March 17, 1pm, St. Route 62, (812) 280-9970.Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers —March 19, hike Mammoth Cave National Park, leave 9:30am from Cracker Barrel, Brooks Road exit off I-65, strenuous, 9 miles, 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.Louisville Ultimate Frisbee Assoc. — coed league play, all skill levels, Sun. at Seneca Park, thru April 30, $20 fee, www.louisvilleultimate.org.Yussman Chess Club, looking for members, 893-8833.Chess, players meet Tuesdays, 6pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. ••Louisville GO Club (a 4000-year-old Chinese Board Game) seeking new members, meets every two weeks, 2nd and 4th Sat. of month, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., louisvillego.org.Backgammon Club meets 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. Tuesdays, 6pm, Fridays, 5pm UofL Aikido Club. 479-7463 or www.aikido.nowright.com.Louisville Kendo Club, the art of Japanese fencing, 901 Baxter Ave., Thu. 8-10pm, Sun. 4-6pm, 640-8920.Traditional Japanese Martial Arts at Yoshin Dojo, Tue.-Thu., children and adults, beginners welcome. 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 767-3605 or yoshindojo.com.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.Beechmont Community Center offers aerobics, weight training and more, 205W. Wellington Ave., 361-5484.Aquatic classes for all ages and abilities, Downtown YMCA, 555 S. 2nd, 587-2357.Falls of the Ohio State Park, programs for all ages, 280-9970. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park offering low-impact aerobics for adults 50 and over, Mon., Wed., Fri., 11:30-12:30pm, $3 per class, 429-7270.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, 3745 Illinois Ave., Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, nature programs, guided hikes. Free. 458-1328 or www.louisvillenaturecenter.org.Metro Parks outdoor recreational programs. 456-8100 or www.metro-parks.org. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park accepting applications for an adult dodgeball, softball, tennis leagues. 426-8950.Bellarmine University, Continuing Studies program, beginning, intermediate golf lessons. $120. 452-8166.Spirituality••Southeast Christian Church performs Easter pageant, March 17, 19-24 & 26-31, 7:30pm, pot roast dinner 5-6:30pm before performance, $10 each, 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 253-8000.Angela Merici Center holds monthly Centering Prayer session March 21, 8pm, Brescia Hall, 3105 Lexington Rd., 212-1750.Christ Church Cathedral Meditation with Shanti Baba, March 22, 7-9pm, 421 S. 2nd St. 896-1054.Art of Timing Workshop: Spring 2006, tai chi movements and acupressure points to live in harmony, workshop April 1, deadline March 25, 459-4690 or www.art-of-peace.org.Progressive Pathways Fellowship studies Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead,” every Wed., 7-8pm, thru April 12, The Alternative, 1032 Story Ave., (812) 923-0549.Snelling Holistic Health Center offers spiritual meditation, every other Sun., 6:30-8pm, $5 donation, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.Drepung Gomang Institute offers Tibetan Buddhism Classes, teachings: Sun. 10am-noon; meditation/prayers: Wed. 7-8pm, classes at 2028 Sherwood Ave., 262-2531.Edenside Christian Church presents Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.Voice of the Faithful Louisville meets 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 meeting every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.Christ Church Cathedral offers Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bill Brosend, Tue., 12:10-12:50pm, Bishops’ Hall, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354. Islamic Research Intl. hosts discussions, Sun., 4pm, 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.Community of Mindful Living offers Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10 & 10:30am, Sundays, 107 Crescent Ave., 259-5373.James Lees Presbyterian Church offers Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.Hospice presents “Timely Talks Today,” a workshop on end-of-life wishes, for groups of 10 or more, $5, 719-8915.••Intentional Community of Life, initial group for Wellness living, open to healers, artists and others. Ron Bohannon is facilitator and a Reiki Master, 495-1652.FUULCUUPS, the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church offers classes, fellowship and celebrations, www.fuulcuups.org.St. James Lees Presbyterian Church offers Labyrinth, open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm, Frankfort and William St., 896-0172.School of Metaphysics classes in Applied Metaphysics, Tue. & Thu., 2704 Hikes Ln., 7:30-10:30pm, 452-2501.Metaphysical Church, Sanctuary of Eternal Truth, 1002 E. Market, New Albany, healing service Sundays at 10:30am, Worship at 11, 945-3707. Ascension Lutheran Church presents “Deeper Life” — A class focusing on applying Biblical principles every day. Sundays 9:30-10:30am, 13725 Shelbyville Rd., 244-1856 or ascensionlouisville.org.Advent Catholic Church offers alternative Catholic services at 4936 Brownsboro Rd., behind Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Sunday Mass at 9am, divorced and remarried welcome, 938-5440. Chapel of St. Phillip offers Compline, spoken service first & third Sun., sung by evenSong second & fourth Sun., 8:30pm, Floyd & Woodbine, 635-7073. Buechel United Methodist Church presents “Soul Purpose,” contemporary praise, worship service, Sunday, 1pm, 2817 Hikes Ln.Personal Spiritual Coaching, guidance for the journey, seminars/retreats, 693-0992.Just Faith Program, comprehensive group study of the Christian social action tradition, 451-7016.Haven of Love, Guided Meditation Classes on Tue., 7pm, and Psychic Development Classes on Wed, 7pm, 957-2524. Rainbow Spiritual Education Center programs from Christ’s life teachings, Native American Indian Spirituality and Buddhism, 386-9680.Peace and Compassion Buddha Circle, study and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, English language service, meditation, 5pm, Sundays, 451-2193.Louisville Zen Group offers meditation classes, group practice sessions, discussions and live, recorded Zen talks, Sundays 6-7:30pm, YogaEast, 1950 Bonnycastle Ave., 800-716-0645.Southeast Christian Church presents “The Vine”: informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Sunday, 6:30pm, Sanctuary. The Fellowship, contemporary worship service in casual atmosphere, Sat., 5pm, Fellowship Hall, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Rd. Center for Integrative Health offers group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tue., 6:30pm, Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.Support/Self-HelpKidney Disease Group “Krazy for Kidneys” meets second Thu./month, 8pm, New Albany Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 945-4596.Parents in Recovery Play/Support Group, playgroup for parents in 12-step recovery programs and children (6 and under), first/third Mon., Clifton Unitarian Church, 2231 Payne St., 11:45am-1pm, free, 897-3715.Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous meets every Mon., 6:45pm, Holy Spirit Church, 3345 Lexington Rd., 643-8158.Alcoholics Anonymous, purpose to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety, 582-1849 or www.louisvilleaa.org.Obsessive Compulsive Anxiety Disorder support group hosted by Lutheran Family Services, 899-5991.Mahogany Moms group for stay-at-home moms of color, regular outings, projects, etc., 778-2293.S. Indiana Depression & Bipolar support group meets Wed., 7-8pm, Indiana Room at IUS, New Albany, (812) 945-6430.Bridges Center, 2120 Newburg Rd., Suite 200, holds grief support classes for children, teens and adults, 888-345-8197.Psoriasis Support Group, second Tue., 6:30-8pm, Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Pl., 583-7546.••Transgendered Persons support group offered by Sienna, a non-profit org., 346-5298.LADS, Louisville At-home Dads, brings together stay-at-home fathers, their children and their families, 426-5376. MOMS, a support group for stay-at-home mothers, meets monthly at various locations. 457-7347.Gay Men’s Support Group, first and third Thu., 7pm, Rainbow Room of Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave., 949-1875.Diabetes Support Group, second Thu., 9:30-11am, Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson, free.Al-Anon for families & friends of alcoholics. Sundays, 8:15pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., 458-1234.Divorce Recovery Support Group, Sun., 5-7:30pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., free childcare, 896-4425 or www.drsg.org.PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3pm, 329-0229.Louisville Youth Group: A peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or unsure, 454-3300 or www.louisvilleyouthgroup.org. Sickle-Cell Anemia support group, fourth Sat., 1pm, 2600 Muhammad Ali Blvd., 776-8184.Friend for Life Cancer Support Group, emotional support to those recently diagnosed with cancer, free, 893-0643.Survivors of Clergy Abuse support group meets weekly, 241-5544.Narcotics Anonymous, non-profit fellowship of men and women who help each other stay clean, 499-4423 or www.nalouisville.com.Recovery Incorporated of KY self-help group meetings to learn techniques to prevent and overcome nervous and emotional disturbances, 2022 Bonnycastle Ave, Sun., 3:30pm, 458-8016. ••SoulCare — Bible-centered growth, support, recovery group, Thu., 6:30pm, Southeast Christian Church. 253-8411.New Beginnings support group for the separated, divorced, widowed, 7pm Thursday, Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 425-2772.Nicotine Anonymous support group: Mon., 6pm, Sat., 11:30 am, Louisville Wellness Center, 10003 Taylorsville Rd.; Tues. and Fri., 7pm, Token Club, 4104 Dutchman’s Ln., 439-5940.Look Good ... Feel Better helps women undergoing cancer treatment cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, 584-6783.Louisville Chapter of the National Depressive/Bipolar Support Alliance group support for depressives, manic-depressives and families. Tue., 7:30-8:30pm, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Room 113, Douglass Blvd. and Bardstown Rd., 479-9941.Overeaters Anonymous: Mon., 6:30pm, Salem United Church of Christ, Newburg Rd at Bashford Manor; Wed., 5:30pm, St. John Lutheran Church, Breckinridge Ln at Kresge Way; Fri., 6:30pm, Highland Presbyterian Church, Cherokee Rd at Highland Ave., 566-3110 or visit www.oa.org.Diabetes Support Group, Floyd Memorial, 1850 State St., New Albany, meets monthly, registration required, 1-800-4-SOURCE. Cancer Support Group meets at Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Rd., first and third Thu., 6:45-8pm, 945-4000. Adults with ADD, a program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY., fourth Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane #118, 473-1256.Parents of children w/ ADD, program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY, third Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, 473-1256.  Sex Addicts Anonymous, confidential 12-step program of recovery. For recorded message, 254-8004 or saa-recovery.org.Survivors of Suicide support group, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbard’s Ln., first and third Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, 589-4313.Debtors Anonymous meets at Bardstown Rd. Presbyterian Church, Rm. 208, 1772 Bardstown Rd. Sundays 6:30-7:30pm, 899-5325.Clubs/Social GroupseWomen Network presents “Accelerated Networking,” topic is how golf can change corporate life, March 16, 12-1:30pm, $45, $35 members, River Bend Winery, 499-1935.ManKind Project of KY holds introduction to Men’s Work at several locations, thru March 19, 412-5067.Astrological Society of KY meets second Fri., 7:30pm, 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 459-4690.••NAACP monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.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.Artists’ Way group forming, use Julia Cameron’s book as guide, 213-5333.Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, Medieval-style combat w/ foam weapons, meets Sun., 2pm, Frisbee Field (Cherokee Park), ages 13+, 303-1782 or www.belegarth.com.Louisville Sci-Fi club, NOTA, meets third Sat., 2-4:45pm, Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.xanga.com/nota_sf_club.Board Game Monday at Hob Knobb Coffee Bar, free, bring games, 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobbs, Ind., (812) 923-1458.Irish Society of KY, promote Irish heritage, culture, friendship, meet first Tue. of month, 7:30pm, Commonwealth Bank, 459-8496.French Conversation Club, by Alliance Francaise, meets fourth Tue., 7pm, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., free, 228-2780.German Conversation Group, Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.••Happy Hour for Pet Lovers, last Tues. of every month, 5-8pm, Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barrett Ave., 366-3355.Knob & Valley Audubon Society meets second Thu. of month, 7pm, Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville, 893-5172.Wake Up! Gnostic Wake Up Club, 2900 Tree Ln., 267-1185.Women In Networking (W.I.N.) meets second Wed., luncheon meeting for women who own or represent small business, 11:15-1pm, Breckinridge Inn, $11, 458-1937.Christian Dating Service held by WhiteStone Ministries, info kit at P.O. Box 701362, Lou., KY, 40270.Philosophical Gathering, monthly meetings on ancient Gnostic philosophies, myths and allegories, email speckledfalcon2002@yahoo.com. Drinking Liberally-Louisville, Thu., 7pm, Bluegrass Brewing Co., 3929 Shelbyville, Rd., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, louisville@drinkingliberally.org.Drinking Liberally-New Albany, Wed., 7pm, Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., New Albany, Ind., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, newalbany@drinkingliberally.org.Kent Society Homeopathy study group meets monthly, beginners welcome, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club, first Thurs., 7:30pm, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.Blue Moon of Kentucky — Elvis Fan Club meets first Tuesday, 6-8pm, at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., $2. Door prizes, show & tell and more. 964-0943.Louisville Poet’s Guild meets Saturdays 12–2pm, Main Library, 3rd & York, upstairs in board room. 285-0927.  Women’s Potluck and Performance Night meets once a month for evening of art & vegetarian food. www.geocities.com/potluckwoman/.Louisville Ghost Hunters Society holds monthly meetings first Tuesdays, 7pm, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., free, www.louisvilleghs.com.National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30pm, Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.Louisville Inner City Outings, Sierra Club outreach program provides outdoor experiences to inner-city youth. First Tuesday, 259-5373.Club Pocket PC Louisville, fourth Tue., BonAir Regional Library, 6:30-8:30pm. Don’t need Pocket PC to attend. 396-3514 or www.pocketpcLouisville.com.Dream Study Group Wednesday, 7pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook St., 270-535-2619.Women’s Activity Group (WAG) — develops healthy friendships, promotes personal growth, monthly meetings/activities, girlschat2005@yahoo.com.Derby City Leads Club accepting applications to fill membership slots, 491-5850.Health••Clark Memorial Hospital hosts “Stop Smoking Successfully” class, thru March 30, 6:30-7:30pm Mon. and Thu., $50, Clark Memorial, 283-2649.Baptist East Hospital hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru March, 897-8343.Planned Parenthood Classes on sexual health and responsibility, free, Wed., 4pm, 1025 S. Second St., 584-2471 x235.American Red Cross needs blood donors ages 17 and over. 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment and help reduce blood shortage. It doesn’t hurt that much. 574-7000.Medical Qigong, Healing Options, Tuesdays at 1 and 6pm, 1101 Herr Ln., 594-4554. Living Well Workshops helps manage diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, asthma, depression, other ongoing health conditions. Workshops meet once a week for six weeks; access to free 8-week guest membership at YMCA. 852-1804.Health Department offers Tuberculosis skin testing, Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., various locations, 574-6525.Clark Memorial Hospital offers expecting parents professional support and teaches about childbirth options. Free, 499-4418.VolunteersDream Factory presents “March Madness Volunteer Recruitment Fair,” March 22, 5:30pm, Belknap Campus University Club, 637-8700 or www.dreamfactoryinc.com.Living Lands & Waters, non-profit environ. group, seeks volunteers for Ohio River cleanups through March, (309) 236-0725 or www.livinglandsandwaters.org.••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 seeking volunteers for mentoring program for middle school Hispanic students, 494-0353.Immigrant and Refugee Ctr. seeking volunteers, Mon.-Fri., 3:30-6:30pm, meet and work with Louisville’s international community, 386-1546.Citizen Foster Care Review Boards, seeks volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care, must complete a six-hour training session, 595-3498.Catholic Charities’ Migration & Refugee Services, seeking volunteers to assist from noon-3pm on Mon., Wed. and Thu., help needed with children and English language teaching, activities include reading, games, singing, art, 2911 S. 4th St., 636-9263 ext. 145.Green Hill Therapy needs volunteers to work with horses and special needs children, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm, 244-8011.Louisville Arts Council, seeking exhibition coordinators for three downtown galleries, 585-9525.Y-NOW, mentoring program of YMCA for youths with incarcerated parents is seeking adults to serve as mentors for a year, no experience necessary, 635-5233.••Therapeutic Riding Association seeking volunteers to assist with riding lessons for special needs children, 876-7844.World Affairs Council needs volunteers, an opportunity to work on U.S. government programs, meet VIPs and participate in community outreach initiatives, 561-5422.Big Brothers, Big Sisters, looking for 100 volunteers for 100 little brothers and sisters, 587-0494. Family Friends seeking adults (55+) to serve as a mentor/friend of family to children in the community with special needs, 584-1239.Amer. Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive patients to and from treatments, contact Paige Vollmer, 560-6035.St. John Center for the Homeless needs volunteers willing to give their time to help serve the homeless. 568-6758.Farmington Historic Home needs enthusiastic people for a variety of volunteer positions, call Kathy Nichols at 452-9920.AFS-USA needs families to host foreign students and faculty in this area, afs.org/usa. Harbour House needs helping hands to assist in bulk mailing operations. 719-0072 x19.Project Warm trains volunteers year-round to make simple energy improvements in the homes of low-income households. To volunteer: 636-9276 or projectwarm.org.KY Humane Society depends on volunteers, 366-3355.Airport Ambassador Program needs goodwill ambassadors to greet travelers, 380-8224.CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruiting volunteers (21+) to advocate for abused and neglected children in family court system, 595-4911.Bernheim needs volunteers, various positions, 955-8512. Brooklawn Child & Family Services seeking adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children ages 6-17, 515-0474.Louisville Metro Nutrition Program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. 574-6420.ASSE looking for host families to work with young people and learn about different cultures. Area representatives receive training, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy friendships with people from all over the world. 800-473-0696.Library of Congress collecting personal histories of Louisville-area veterans at Louisville Free Public Library, other participating libraries. Volunteers needed to conduct interviews, take notes, operate video. 394-3429 or www.lfpl.org/veterans.••Habitat for Hounds of Louisville needs doghouses. 585-3220, leave message if you can donate doghouse.Meals on Wheels program of South Louisville community ministries welcomes volunteers. 367-6445.