Christmas Gift & Décor Show — at KY Fair & Expo Center South Wing, free, $5 parking, Dec. 8-10, Fri. at 11am-8pm, Sat. at 10am-8pm, Sun. at 11am-5pm, 456-2244.
Lessons & Carols — for Advent & Christmas, presented by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, featuring singers, ringers & readers, Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Dec. 8, 10am, 895-3411 x 362.
Holly & Ivy Day — at Louisville Nature Center, decorate your own wreath, supplies provided, 3745 Illinois Ave.: $15-$25, Dec. 9, 9am-3pm, 458-1328.
Breakfast With Santa — to benefit Ronald McDonald House, food by McDonald’s, Santa will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” at Bass Pro Shops, 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy in Clarksville: $5, Dec. 9, 10am, (812) 218-5500 to register.
First Unitarian Church — hosting second annual Yuletide Fare, luncheon, food sale & craft boutique, 809 S. Fourth St.: $8, Dec. 9, 10am-4pm, 485-5110.
••Shamrock Greyhound Holiday Party — featuring raffles, auctions, vendors and food/drink, Dec. 9, 5-8pm, Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Ave., $5 donation and bring side dish, 366-2489 or www.greyhoundsofshamrock.org.
Holiday Open House — at Landis Lakes TowneCenter, a mixed-use retail center located at the corner of Shelbyville Road and S. English Station Road, Dec. 9, including prizes between 12:30-3pm, carolers and more, 891-8200.
••WinterFest — South Louisville’s popular annual holiday event, presented by Louisville Metro Parks, Dec. 9-10, 6-9pm, includes light display, live entertainment, crafts, games, reindeer rides and visit from Santa, Iroquois Park Amphitheater, free, www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/winterfest_2006.htm.
Christmas Open House — hosted by Scott County Heritage Center & Museum, choir performances, food & silent auction for Christmas trees & wreaths, 1050 S. Main St. in Scottsburg Ind.: Dec. 10, 1-4pm, (812) 752-1050.
Poinsettia Fundraiser — to benefit the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation, locally grown and available in many sizes, thru Dec. 12, 456-3233.
Christmas Tree and Wreath Silent Auction — Scott County Heritage Center and Museum will host, thru Dec 15, 9am-5pm, 1050 S. Main St, Scottsburg, Ind., 812-752-1050.
••Mary Byron Foundation — public grant-making charity to stop domestic awareness hosting annual gala, Seelbach Hilton, 500 Fourth Ave.: $125 (person), $1,250 (10), Dec. 6, 6pm, 815-5618.
Parent’s Night Out — hosted by E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, parents can drop off kids to do holiday shopping, will entertain kids with crafts, activities, games, & snacks, for ages 5-10, 3000 Freys Hill Rd.: $15 per child, Dec. 7 & 14, 5:30-8:30pm, 429-7270.
Legal Aid Society — hosting open house, 85th anniversary & celebrating new office move, wine & hor d’oeuvres, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Suite 300: free, Dec. 7, 4-7pm, 614-3105.
••Candlelight Tours — at Locust Grove, festive gathering in house w/ music, dancing & food, 561 Blankenbaker Ln: $3-$6, Dec. 8-9, 5:30-9pm, 897-9845.
Salsa Practice Group — Salsagalitarian meets weekly, Crescent Hill Branch Library meeting room: Dec. 14, 20, 27; Iroquois Branch Library meeting room: Dec. 7, 12, 21, 28; free, 6:30-8:45pm, 419-4926.
Stage Lab — Fall Class Schedule, “Creating Compelling Characters” Thu, 7:30-9:30pm, thru Dec. 7, $144; Yoga, Thu, 6:15-7:15pm, $10/class, “Playwriting Tools” Weds, 8-10pm, $96, 1860 Mellwood Ave, 741-8392.
Winter Chi/Acupressure workshop — Dec. 9, in Crescent Hill, 526-4952 or www.bodycenteredsolutions.com.
KY Museum of Art & Craft — workshop “From Junk to Jewels” w/ Aerie Meredith, $35-$40, noon-4pm; art projects for kids 6-10, $30-$35, 10am-3pm; 715 W. Main St.: Dec. 9, 589-0102.
••School of Metaphysics — hosting event “The Only Diet That Works” w/ Dr. Laurel Clark, to benefit school, at Blairwood Club, 9300 Blairwood Rd.: $40-$45, Dec. 9, 1-4pm, 452-2501.
Quilt Workshop — at Oldham County History Center, embroidery & raised stitches, w/ fabric artist Gail Williamson, includes lunch, 106 N. Second Ave. in La Grange: $8 members, $10 non, Dec. 9, 10am-1pm, 222-0826.
••Bluegrass Indoor Gun Range — hosting two classes on Basic Handgun Safety & Familiarization for women, 8 students maximum, free but need to register, 21+, no convictions, 4402 Kiln Rd.: Dec. 10, 9am-2pm, 451-9088.
StageLab — holiday class “Shakespeare Can Be Fun & Feisty,” Mellwood A&E Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.: $96, thru Dec. 20, 6-8pm, 741-8392.
Henna 101 Class — by Soul Spot, Henna Tattoos, ages 10 and up, last Tue. of month, 6-7:30pm, 905.4788.
Clay Molding Classes — three-hour classes, one day a week for six weeks, taught by Laura Ross, two sessions taught thru Sept., $300, 553-8766.
Jewelry Making Class — design and make your own jewelry, supplies and materials included, (843) 276-2306.
Discovering Your Life Path — one-day, four-hour seminar, focused on uncovering hidden talents, limited to 11 participants, call for day or evening seminar schedule, $95, 797-2525.
Nutrition Coach Training — designed to teach people interested in coaching other people how to live healthier lifestyle, small classes, RSVP, $25, 797-2525.
Acting For Film — six-week course, learn to act for film & television, $150, call to schedule, 797-2525.
Salsa lessons — beginners 7-7:45pm, intermediate 8-8:45pm, open practice 8:45-9:15pm, $10/class, no partner required, Big Dave’s Outpost, 1801 Bardstown Road, 454-3333.
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.
••Jewish Community Center — offers spring/summer art classes in line drawing, oils, pastels and more, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.
Acting Up! — acting and theater production classes by Sight and Sound, meeting Tuesdays, 6-8pm, 593-4582.
Shekinah Studio — offers classes on yoga, drumming, oil painting and more, 982 Barret Ave., 582-3000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 — Wednesdays 6-6:45pm, Clifton Center, led by Brey 802-1073.
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.
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.
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.
Locust Grove — workshops to help adults learn about historic crafts and skills of the past, hands-on experience, 897-9845.
Crane House — various events, lectures and classes, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240, www.cranehouse.org.
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, 1609 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.
Susan’s Corner Basket Studio — basket weaving classes, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.
Professional Development — workshops available, 589-6419.
Locust Grove — Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wed., 1pm, 897-9845.
Ancient Kentucke Historical Assoc. — videos and speakers, last Sat., 2pm, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., $4/$1, 280-9970.
Rhonda’s Another Chance Inc. — “Early Morning Glory,” a motivational workshop for women, 710 S. 31st St, 776-8830.
Whole Foods Market — classes throughout the month, 899-5545.
Rainbow Blossom — classes throughout the month, 244-2022.
Bernheim Forest — nature program classes, advance registration required, 955-8512 or www.bernheim.org.
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at UofL — various classes, from culinary arts and belly dancing to ghost hunting, 852-6456.
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
Louisville Science Center — Jelly Belly presents “Candy Unwrapped” exhibit, $8-$10, thru Jan. 1, 727 W. Main St., 561-6100, www.LouisvilleScience.org.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — free family art workshop, second Sat. 10am-noon, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-7336.
Belly Dance For Girls — ages 8-12, 4-week workshop at the Clifton Center, 10-11am, Instructor Mona Simone, 727-5491.
Barnes & Noble — Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.
••Mellwood Arts Center — After-School Program, Creative Diversity Studio for middle and high school students, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.
YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co. — classes on lifeguard training and swimming lessons, ymcalouisville.org.
Douglass Community Center — sport youth classes including basketball and archery, 2305 Douglass Blvd., 456-8120.
Jeffersonville Township Public Library — storytimes for kids, Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 285-5632.
Barnes & Noble — Mommy & Me Storytime, Tue., 11am, 18 months-4 years; Toddler Tales at Twilight, Fri., 7pm, ages 2-7, Hurstbourne location, 426-0255.
Bernheim Forest — many programs for kids, nature walks to story times. 955-8512.
Louisville Free Public Library — classes, programs for kids, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.
Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort — presents History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Sat., 1-4pm, free, 564-1792 ext. 4461.
Jefferson Memorial Forest — various programs for children of all ages, 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.
Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — weekly hikes, 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.
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.
Louisville GO Club (a 4000-year-old Chinese Board Game) — seeking new members, meets every two weeks, second and fourth Sat. of month, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., louisvillego.org.
Backgammon Club — first and third Tue., 6:30pm, $10, Fox & Hound, 302 Bullit Ln., 587-3672.
Black Tiger Martial Arts Academy — with instructor Eric “Gomani” Jefferson, Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-8:30pm, United Methodist Church, 3620 W. Broadway, 802-2934.
Aikido and Hikuta — in Okolona, 969-6983 or www.okolonaaikido.org.
Aikido — beginner’s class forming, Tue., 6pm, Fri., 5pm UofL Aikido Club, 479-7463 or www.aikido.nowright.com.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Falls of the Ohio State Park — programs for all ages, 280-9970.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park — low-impact aerobics for adults 50 and over, Mon., Wed., Fri., 11:30-12:30pm, $3 per class, 429-7270.
Bernheim Forest — programs for all ages, including Young Explorers, hiking, fossil finding, 955-8512.
Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Fairdale — activities for all ages, hikes, preschool nature studies, nighttime nature programs, 368-5404.
Louisville Nature Center — nature programs, guided hikes, free, 3745 Illinois Ave., Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, 458-1328 or www.louisvillenaturecenter.org.
Metro Parks — outdoor recreational programs, 456-8100 or www.metro-parks.org.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park — accepting applications for an adult dodgeball, softball, tennis leagues, 426-8950.
Bellarmine University — Continuing Studies program, beginning, intermediate golf lessons. $120. 452-8166.
Heart of the Father — women’s conference hosted by Spirit of Love Center, prayer & personal ministry will follow, complimentary lunch, 4107 W. Market St.: Dec. 8, 7pm, Dec. 9, 10am-2pm, Dinner for Single Moms at Shawnee High School, Dec. 9, 6pm, 775-5354.
Merton Institute — presenting premiere of film “Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton,” at Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St.: donations welcome, Dec. 11, 7pm, 899-1991.
Bellarmine University — hosting “Living Advent with Thomas Merton,” by Patrick F. O’Connell, in Cralle Theater, 2001 Newburg Rd.: Dec. 12, 7pm, 452-8177.
••Quieting the Noise — Advent experience, quiet reflection on scripture, Chapel at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave.: Sundays thru Dec. 17, 5-6pm, 896-4425.
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.
Bernheim Shrine — join Hiromu Saiki in building a shine to celebrate the spirit of Bernheim Forrest, every Sat. in Nov, 1-4pm, 955-8512.
Shekinah Studio — presents “Just Be,” time of celebration, reflection and meditation, Wed., 6:30pm, 982 Barret Ave., 582-3000.
Metaphysical Journeys — Tue.-night meditation workshops, past life, knowing your higher self, journey through the universe and more, free, 245-2878.
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.
Sacred Atlantis, Spiritual Meditations — workshops in altered states of awareness, 500-8161.
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.
New Century Faith Community — “Creative paths to a higher spirituality,” Mellwood Arts Center, Mon., 6:30pm, 523-4610.
Group Meditation — meets every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.
Christ Church Cathedral — Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bill Brosend, Tue., 12:10-12:50pm, Bishops’ Hall, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354.
Islamic Research Intl. — hosts discussions, Sun., 4pm, 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.
Community of Mindful Living — Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10am, Sundays, Clifton Center, Ste. 305, 259-5373.
James Lees Presbyterian Church — Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.
Hospice — “Timely Talks Today,” a workshop on end-of-life wishes, for groups of 10 or more, $5, 719-8915.
Intentional Community of Life — initial group for Wellness living, open to healers, artists and others. Ron Bohannon is facilitator and a Reiki Master, 495-1652.
FUULCUUPS — the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church offers classes, fellowship and celebrations, www.fuulcuups.org.
St. James Lees Presbyterian Church — Labyrinth, open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm, Frankfort and William St., 896-0172.
School of Metaphysics — classes in Applied Metaphysics, 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.
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 — 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.
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 email@example.com.
Hepatitis C Support Group — meets first Thu., 5:30pm, UofL Digestive Health Center offices, downtown, 500-2788.
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.
S. Indiana Depression & Bipolar — support group meets Wed., 7-8pm, Indiana Room at IUS, New Albany, IN, (812) 945-6430.
Bridges Center — 2120 Newburg Rd., Suite 200, holds grief support classes for children, teens and adults, 888-345-8197.
Psoriasis Support Group — second Tue., 6:30-8pm, Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Pl., 583-7546.
Transgendered Persons — support group offered by Sienna, a non-profit org., 346-5298.
Young Single Parents Inc. — group that encourages responsible single parenting, now forming in Louisville, 379-2723 or www.youngsingleparents.org.
LADS, Louisville At-home Dads — brings together stay-at-home fathers, their children and their families, 426-5376.
MOMS — support group for stay-at-home mothers, meets monthly at various locations. 457-7347.
Gay Men’s Support Group — first and third Thu., 7pm, Rainbow Room of Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave., 949-1875.
Diabetes Support Group — second Thu., 9:30-11am, Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson, free.
Al-Anon — for families & friends of alcoholics. Sundays, 8:15pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., 458-1234.
••Divorce Recovery Support Group — Sun., 5-7:30pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., free childcare, 896-4425 or www.drsg.org.
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3pm, 329-0229.
Louisville Youth Group — peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or 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.
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.
Debtor’s Anonymous — 12-step program, meets weekly, Sun., 6:30-7:30pm, Deerpark Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Rd., 899-5325.
••Astrological Society of Kentucky — meets second Fri., 7:30pm, Dec. 8 meeting to discuss rising signs, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 426-8902.
Louisville Peak Oil Group — find alternatives to oil dependency, meets second Sat., 9-11am, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 425-6645 or www.louisvillepeakoil.org.
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.
Artistic Alliance Network — Art Marketing Club meets every 3rd Thu. at Chapel Gallery, 236 Woodbine St. in Old Louisville, features tours, guest speakers and more, 637-8676 or www.kentuckyartists.com/artmarketing.
NAACP — monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.
Greater Louisville Sierra Club — meets third Tue., 7pm, Clifton Center, 419-0503.
••Singles Dance — every Thu. and Sun., 7:30-11:30pm, $4, Holiday Inn, 2715 Fern Valley Rd., 736-7600 or kysinglesdance.com.
Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers (KREE) — meets 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., 454-4820.
Belegarth Medieval Combat Society — Medieval-style combat w/ foam weapons, meets Sun., 2pm, Frisbee Field (Cherokee Park), ages 13+, 303-1782 or www.belegarth.com.
Boys Are Smelly Club — recently divorced women, 742-8090 or www.theboysaresmellyclub.com.
Louisville Sci-Fi Club, NOTA — meets third Sat., 2-4:45pm, Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.xanga.com/nota_sf_club.
Board Game Monday — at Hob Knobb Coffee Bar, free, bring games, 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobbs, IN, (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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drinking Liberally-New Albany — social/political group for liberals to meet and network, Wed., 7pm, Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., New Albany, IN, email@example.com.
Kent Society Homeopathy — study group meets monthly, beginners welcome, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.
KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club — first Thurs., 7:30pm, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.
Blue Moon of Kentucky — Elvis Fan Club — meets first Tuesday, 6-8pm, at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., $2. Door prizes, show & tell and more. 964-0943.
Louisville Poet’s Guild — meets Saturdays 12–2pm, Main Library, 3rd & York, upstairs in board room. 285-0927.
••Women’s Potluck and Performance Night — meets once a month for evening of art & vegetarian food. www.geocities.com/potluckwoman/.
Louisville Ghost Hunters Society — monthly meetings first Tue., 7pm, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 7405 Preston Hwy., free, www.louisvilleghs.com.
National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30pm, Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.
Louisville Inner City Outings — Sierra Club outreach program provides outdoor experiences to inner-city youth. First Tuesday, 259-5373.
Club Pocket PC Louisville — fourth Tue., BonAir Regional Library, 6:30-8:30pm. Don’t need Pocket PC to attend. 396-3514 or www.pocketpcLouisville.com.
Dream Study Group — Wed., 7pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook St., 270-535-2619.
Baptist East Hospital — hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru Dec., 897-8343.
Planned Parenthood — classes on sexual health and responsibility, free, Wed., 4pm, 1025 S. Second St., 584-2471 x235.
American Red Cross — needs blood donors ages 17 and over. 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment and help reduce blood shortage, 574-7000.
Medical Qigong — Healing Options, Tuesdays at 1 and 6pm, 1101 Herr Ln., 594-4554.
••Living Well Workshops — manage diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, asthma, depression, other ongoing health conditions. Workshops meet once a week for six weeks; access to free 8-week guest membership at YMCA. 852-1804.
Health Department — Tuberculosis skin testing, Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., various locations, 574-6525.
Clark Memorial Hospital — offers expecting parents professional support and teaches about childbirth options, free, 499-4418.
Metro United Way — looking for individuals ages 18-24 to apply for Alternative Spring Break 2007, a United Way of America project aimed to help rebuild the Gulf Coast, must be available for March 10-17 or 17-24, 292-6154 or www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/asb/2007/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigrant and Refugee Center — seeking volunteers to work with Louisville’s international community, 366-7813.
American Cancer Society — Road to Recovery program, needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments, 560-6035.
••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.
••Immigrant and Refugee Ctr. — seeks volunteers, Mon.-Fri., 3:30-6:30pm, meet and work with Louisville’s international community, 386-1546.
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards — seeks volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care, must complete a six-hour training session, 595-3498.
Catholic Charities’ Migration & Refugee Services — seeks volunteers to assist from noon-3pm on Mon., Wed. and Thu., help needed with children and English language teaching, activities include reading, games, singing, art, 2911 S. 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 exhibit coordinators for three downtown galleries, 585-9525.
Therapeutic Riding Association — seeks volunteers to assist with riding lessons for special needs children, 876-7844.
World Affairs Council — needs volunteers, an opportunity to work on U.S. government programs, meet VIPs and participate in community outreach initiatives, 561-5422.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters — looking for 100 volunteers for 100 little brothers and sisters, 587-0494.
Family Friends — seeks adults (55+) to serve as a mentor/friend of family to children in the community with special needs, 584-1239.
Amer. Cancer Society — needs volunteers to drive patients to and from treatments, contact Paige Vollmer, 560-6035.
St. John Center for the Homeless — needs volunteers willing to give their time to help serve the homeless. 568-6758.
Farmington Historic Home — needs enthusiastic people for a variety of volunteer positions, call Kathy Nichols at 452-9920.
AFS-USA — needs families to host foreign students and faculty in this area, afs.org/usa.
Harbour House — needs helping hands to assist in bulk mailing operations. 719-0072 x19.
Project Warm — trains volunteers year-round to make simple energy improvements in the homes of low-income households. To volunteer: 636-9276 or projectwarm.org.
KY Humane Society — depends on volunteers, 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.
Bernheim — needs volunteers, various positions, 955-8512.
Brooklawn Child & Family Services — seeks adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children ages 6-17, 515-0474.
Louisville Metro Nutrition Program — needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. 574-6420.
ASSE — looking for host families to work with young people and learn about different cultures. Area representatives receive training, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy friendships with people from all over the world. 800-473-0696.
Library of Congress — collecting personal histories of Louisville-area veterans at Louisville Free Public Library, other participating libraries. Volunteers needed to conduct interviews, take notes, operate video. 394-3429 or www.lfpl.org/veterans.
Habitat for Hounds — needs doghouses, 585-3220.
Meals on Wheels — Metro Louisville program needs volunteers, 574-6420.