27th Annual Derby Festival Premiere — hosted by Mellwood Center, features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction & display of winning students’ artwork, $20 (adv), $25 (door), Jan. 25, 5:30pm, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 584-6383.
Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow — at KY Fair & Expo Center, features over 200 vendors, displays of new boats, RVs, outdoor gear & info on hunting, fishing & vacation destinies, $4-$8, Jan. 27-Feb. 4, South Wing & East Hall, 583-0333.
••2007 Historical Ball — hosted by Frazier International History Museum, period clothing encouraged, featuring Skip Jack & Dancemaster Chrissy Davis-Camp, light refreshments, silent auction & cash bar, $15 (person), $25 (couple), Jan. 27, 7-10pm, dance practice session 3-4pm, 829 W. Main St., 412-2280.
KidsFirst — offering free info session to those interested in learning about adopting internationally, meeting at Springdale Community Church, 4601 Springdale Rd., Jan. 27, 10am-noon, (317) 843-2300.
Bluegrass State Extreme Championship — hosted by KY International Convention Center, open to All-Star, College, School & Recreation cheerleaders & dancers, Jan. 28, 1:30pm, trophy & $500 cash for winner, 221 S. Fourth St., (800) 940-4322.
••Ohio River Bridges Project — IUS hosts display of 3-D models of two selected bridge type designs for Downtown & East End, free, thru Feb. 6, IUS Library, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2485.
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center — presents Hidden Treasures exhibit, focuses on the diverse artifacts and specimens in the park’s collection, thru March 18, 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 9am-1pm Sun, 201 W Riverside Dr., (812) 280-9970.
Louisville Slugger Museum — in honor of Black History Month, presents “Reel Heroes: Black Athletes on Film,” a collection of vintage movie posters and clips, thru April 1, 800 W. Main St, 9am-5pm, (877) 775-8443.
Falls of the Ohio State Park — series of “Naturalist at Heart” education programs: Jan 24, “The History of Clarksville,” 1pm; Jan 27 & 31, “Geology of the Falls,” 9:30am & 1pm; also, Interpretive Center features ”West Baden — Save of the Century,” lecture on rise, fall and restoration of the West Baden Spring Hotel, Jan 27, 2pm, 201 W Riverside Dr, Clarksville, (812) 280-9970.
••Big Game Party Appetizers — class hosted by Café at Wild Oats, led by Meat & Food manager Bubby Myers, ideas for what to serve at the Big Game, free, Jan. 25, 6-7pm, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 721-1056.
UofL Network Luncheon Series — health, work & education issues panel w/ meal; “Black & Blue: Black Women’s Health Issues,” w/ nurse manager Hope Pillow Walker on mental health concerns & stressors for black women, $8.50, Jan. 25, reserve Mon. before event, at University Club on Belknap Campus, 852-0274.
“Seize the Moment” — seminar on motivation for realistic goals, setting priorities, finding way to fitness, pumping up exercise routine & learning about healthy eating, includes breakfast & lunch, register by Jan. 25, $8 (members), $10 (non), Jan. 27, 8am-1pm, Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center, 896-3900.
Healthy Cooking — day-long culinary class, registration includes all materials, recipes, healthy lunch & prize drawings, $60, Jan. 27, 8am-4pm, Conference Center, 305 Paroquet Springs Dr. in Shepherdsville, 955-7009.
Gallery Janjobe — Beginning Precious Metal Clay Jewelry class, two sessions, eight participants, instructed by Sharon Major, $95 class, $50 materials, Jan. 28, 2-4:30pm, Mellwood Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 271-9428.
Gardener Lovers Lecture Series — urban garden designer & native John Carloftis will speak on ways to “Put Style in Your Garden,” free (members), $10 (non), Jan. 28, 3pm, Galt House, 836-5347.
Mini-Marathon Training Program — eight classroom sessions & possibly voluntary track/running sessions, w/ Fred Geswein, crash course for beg. runners & walkers to prepare for Triple Crown of Running & Mini-Marathon, topics include training philosophies & terms, proper footwear, apparel & running etiquette, $31, Jan. 29-March 19, 7-8:15pm, Clarksville Community Center, (812) 283-5313.
••IU Southeast — series of lectures hosted by the Remnant Trust: Jan 29, Hobbes’ “Leviathan”; Jan 30, Plato’s “Republic”; Jan 31, “Constitution & Bill of Rights”; 7:30pm, IUS Library, 4201 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, 812-941-2630.
Henna 101 Class — includes drawing lesson followed by tattooing yourself or someone else in class, ages 10+, materials & bottle of Henna to take home provided, $30, Jan. 30, 6-7:30pm, Soul Spot Studio, 2070 Sherwood Ave. #4, 905-4788.
Adoption & Home Study Specialists — hosting info meeting regarding international adoption in Brazil, China, Guatemala, India, Russia & Vietnam, free, Jan. 31, 1:30-3pm, 10507 Timberwood Cir., 423-7713.
Personal/Professional Enrichment — free workshop, Feb. 1, 619-5276 or www.perspectivesseminars.com.
GuardiaCare Services — presents “Staying Alive: How to be an Effective Caregiver,” every Sat. from thru Feb. 3, 10am-noon, Suburban Christian Church, 7515 Westport Rd., 585-9949.
Kiln-Building Workshop — taking place March 2-8, deadline Feb. 16 to sign up, $180, instruction only, at Mary Anderson Center’s clay studio, (812) 923-6942.
Music Theatre Louisville’s Broadway Boot Camp — musical theater training program, ages 6-17, Sats., thru Feb. 24, 589-4060.
Belinguas Flamenco for Kids — every Sat. thru March 3, 10-11am kinder-third grade, 11am-noon fourth-sixth grades, $15 drop-in, $100 eight-week session, Shekinah Studio, 982 Barret Ave., 836-3995.
Creative Card Classes — make six cards using two different card designs w/ stamps, ink & various paper, two classes available attend one or both, March 6, 6:30-8:30pm, Community Center, 2000 Broadway Suite 221 in Clarksville, (812) 288-1380.
Shekinah Studio — Yoga classes, Sun.: 11:45am, Wed.: 9:30am, Sat.: 1pm, $10/class; Pilates classes, Sun.: 10:30am, $8/class; 982 Barret Ave. 582-3000.
StageLab — offers a variety of classes on acting, directing, improv and its newest, “Shakespeare Can Be Fun & Feisty,” 741-8392 or [email protected].
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. â€¨Francis in Floyds Knobs, (812) 923-6942.
Salsa lessons — Thursdays, 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.
Acting Up! — acting and theater production classes by Sight and Sound, meeting Tuesdays, 6-8pm, 593-4582.
African Dance Classes — Madame Diallo teaches classes every Sat., Clifton Center, adult classes 2-3pm, children 3-4pm, 2117 Payne St., 459-0902.
Absolute Dance! Studio — enrolling students for hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and more, taught by Melissa George, for ages 3 and up, Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 594-0044.
Dance 4 Me Studios — modern, jazz, hip-hop, red-hot ballroom dance classes and more for ages 3 to adults, 634-0161 or [email protected]
Temple Dance — classes Wed. 7-8:15pm at the Clifton Center, instructor Mona Simone 727-5491.
Tai Chi classes — in Crescent Hill, AM & PM, 526-4952 or www.bodycenteredsolutions.com.
Drum Circle — forming group for Sundays, Clifton Center Suite 305, led by Mona, 727-5491.
Flamenco Louisville — classes on Flamenco, guitar, percussion, salsa and Argentine tango, 235-3998.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society — Scottish dance class, 7:30pm, Thu., partners not required, 338-4041 or CentralKentucky-rscds.org.
Shall We Dance? — Flamenco lessons for all levels, 4750 Bardstown Rd., 254-5276.
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.
••Grinny Possum Fiber Arts — knitting and crochet classes, Mon-Sat 10-6pm, 248 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 284-9400.
Knitwits — learn to knit/crochet, classes forming, 494-2066.
Knit Nook — “learn to knit and crochet” classes, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 452-1919.
Susan’s Corner Basket Studio — basket weaving classes, for beginners and intermediates, day and evening, 459-5670.
Professional Development — workshops available, 589-6419.
Locust Grove — Afternoon Lecture Series, first Wed., 1pm, 897-9845.
Ancient Kentucke Historical Assoc. — videos and speakers, last Sat., 2pm, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., $4/$1, 280-9970.
Rhonda’s Another Chance Inc. — “Early Morning Glory,” a motivational workshop for women, 710 S. 31st St, 776-8830.
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at UofL — various classes, from culinary arts and belly dancing to ghost hunting, 852-6456.
Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center — classes/seminars for those interested in small business, reservations, 625-0123 or www.LouisvilleSmallBiz.org.
Red Cross/Humane Society — Pet First Aid class, $30, various dates/times, 741-3994.
Red Cross — various health and safety classes, Clark County Chapter, 1805 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 283-8416.
Birthing from Within — childbirth education classes, Wed. 7-9pm, Healing Options, 1101 Herr Lane, 459-8388 or thenurturenook.com.
Baptist Hospital East — many classes, such as Wellness 55 health-related talks, classes for expectant mothers and groups for those with prostate/breast cancer, 897-8131.
Norton Healthcare — classes thru the month. Free, various locations, 899-6960.
Clark Memorial Hospital — classes for expectant, new parents. Free, limited seating. 283-2041.
Metro Health Department — various family planning classes, 574-6660.
Just For Kids
••Swimming Lessons — American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program, Sun., Jan 28-March 4, multiple skill and age levels, Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center, 896-3900.
Friends School Open House — nonprofit, nonsectarian, family cooperative preschool & kindergarten whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for children of all abilities, Jan. 30, 9am-2pm, Jan. 31, 6-8pm, 901 Breckenridge Ln., 899-1822.
After School History for Kids — Oldham County History Center hosts, Thu. in Jan, 3-4:30pm, $10, 106 N Second Ave, La Grange, Ky., (502) 222-0826.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — free family art workshop, second Sat. 10am-noon, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-7336.
Kids Salute TARC Contest — TARC accepting artwork for its Design-a-Bus contest with Friday Trolley Hops as theme, deadline Feb. 28, 561-5115 or www.ridetarc.org.
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, ages 2-7, Fri., 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 425-7425.
Mellwood Arts Center — After-School Program, Creative Diversity Studio for middle and high school students, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Mon-Wed 2:30-5pm, $6/hr, 767-4723.
••YMCA Downtown, Southeast, Southwest and Oldham Co. — classes on lifeguard training and swimming lessons, ymcalouisville.org.
Douglass Community Center — sport youth classes including basketball and archery, 2305 Douglass Blvd., 456-8120.
Jeffersonville Township Public Library — storytimes for kids, Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 285-5632.
Louisville Free Public Library — classes, programs for kids, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.
Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort — presents History Zone activities for children 5-10 and their families, Sat., 1-4pm, free, 564-1792 ext. 4461.
Jefferson Memorial Forest — various programs for children of all ages, 366-5432 or www.memorialforest.com.
Kentuckiana Single Hikers and Walkers — Jan. 28, hike at Shakertown, leave at 10:30am from McDonald’s, 5027 Shelbyville Rd., easy/moderate 7 miles (no dogs), 894-0579 or www.kishaw.org.
••Winter Wildlife Hike — David Coyte, president of the Knob and Valley Audubon Society, will lead the hike in Lapping Park, Jan. 28, 10am, Lapping Park, Clarksville, 893-5172.
Polar Bear Runs — join Fred Gewein & others at Clarksville High School track Tue. evenings, up-tempo workouts, 7:30pm, free, (812) 283-5313.
Louisville Judo Club — multiple times and classes, Yoga East 1950 Bonnycastle Ave, 479-9941.
Blackacre Nature Preserve — tour & enjoy hike, open Sun. 1-5pm, 3200 Tucker Station Rd., 266-9802.
Chess — players meet Tue., 6pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.
Chess — group meets Mon., 5:30pm, Meijer’s Grocery, 4500 S Hurstbourne Pkwy., open multi-section tournament, $6, 495-6150.
Youth Sailing — River City Community Sailing Program takes students of all skill levels, ages 10-18, saillouisville.org/rccsp, 899-1311.
Backgammon Club — first and third Tue., 6:30pm, $10, Fox & Hound, 302 Bullit Ln., 587-3672.
Black Tiger Martial Arts Academy — with instructor Eric “Gomani” Jefferson, Mon. & Wed. 6-7:30pm, Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway, 802-2934.
Aikido and Hikuta — in Okolona, 969-6983 or www.okolonaaikido.org.
Aikido — beginner’s class forming, Tue., 6pm, Fri., 5pm UofL Aikido Club, 479-7463 or www.aikido.nowright.com.
Traditional Japanese Martial Arts — at Yoshin Dojo, Tue.-Thu., children and adults, beginners welcome. 10290 Shelbyville Rd., 767-3605 or yoshindojo.com.
Advantage Tennis & Fitness — beginner classes forming now. 897-7185.
UofL Fencing Club — classes every Wed., 7-8:30pm, Humana Gym, Belknap Campus, 244-8966.
Greater Louisville Soccer League — needs women 18+ to play on Saturdays, games at 10am or noon, email [email protected]
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, [email protected].
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 first Wed., 7pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., www.caves.org/grotto/louisvillegrotto/.
Falls of the Ohio State Park — programs for all ages, 280-9970.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park — low-impact aerobics for adults 50 and over, Mon., Wed., Fri., 11:30-12:30pm, $3 per class, 429-7270.
Jefferson County Memorial Forest, Fairdale — activities for all ages, hikes, preschool nature studies, nighttime nature programs, 368-5404.
Louisville Nature Center — nature programs, guided hikes, free, 3745 Illinois Ave., Tue.-Sat., 9am-5pm, 458-1328 or www.louisvillenaturecenter.org.
Metro Parks — outdoor recreational programs, 456-8100 or www.metro-parks.org.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park — accepting applications for an adult dodgeball, softball, tennis leagues, 426-8950.
Bellarmine University — Continuing Studies program, beginning, intermediate golf lessons. $120. 452-8166.
Rainbow Center — hosts “Belly Dancing for Spiritual Wellness” w/ Raqia & Christine, $20 donation, Jan. 27, 1-5pm, 2701 Lindsay Ave., 386-9680.
••Thomas Merton Celebration — commentary by Rev. George Kilcourse, professor of Theology at Bellarmine University & Thomas Merton scholar, free, Jan. 29, 7pm, Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., 582-2971.
Taize — ecumenical service of prayer, singing and silent meditation, every Thu., 6pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4700 Lowe Rd, 491-7417.
Tibetan Buddhism — Dharma teachings, Sun., 10am-noon; Meditation Practice, Wed., 7-8pm, led by Geshe Sangye, 2028 Sherwood Ave., 451-8961.
Buddhist meditation & studies — ongoing, 10-11:30am Sat., Quaker Meeting House, 3050 Bon Aire Ave. 671-0883.
Conversations with God — book study group meets fourth Tue. of each month, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 7-8:30pm, 387-3668.
Shekinah Studio — presents “Just Be,” time of celebration, reflection and meditation, Wed., 6:30pm, 982 Barret Ave., 582-3000.
Hippi Jesus Freaks — outdoor discussion group for generating questions about Jesus, (812) 294-1112.
Faith Brew — talk about faith, God, life or anything else and have a drink, hosted by Rev. Charles Hawkins and Rev. Jerry Cappel, every Thu. 9pm, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 895-2429.
Encounter Church — new church desires God’s love/truth, intimate worship, meets at Kennedy Metro Middle School, 4515 Taylorsville Rd., Sun., 10am, 254-1912, www.EncounterEncounter.org.
Reiki Introduction & Practice Group — meets fourth Tue. of month, 6:30-8:30pm, 1403 E. Breckinridge St., 777-3865.
Edenside Christian Church — Thomas Mass, an alternative nondenominational worship experience, second Sun., 6:30pm, 1415 Bardstown Rd., 451-7837.
Group Meditation — meets every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Reiki share on last Wed., Widdershins, 712 Lyndon Ln., 339-7388.
••Islamic Research Intl. — hosts discussions, Sun., 4pm, 7102 Shefford Ln., reservations required, 423-1988.
Community of Mindful Living — Buddhist discussion, sitting and walking meditation practice, 10am, Sundays, Clifton Center, Ste. 305, 259-5373.
James Lees Presbyterian Church — Vipasanna meditation group, all welcome, Mon., 6:30-8:30pm; Labyrinth, open for walking meditation on every fourth Mon., 4-8pm; Collaboratory, last Sat. of month, live music, open mic poetry, dance & graphic arts; 1741 Frankfort, 896-0172.
Hospice — “Timely Talks Today,” a workshop on end-of-life wishes, for groups of 10 or more, $5, 719-8915.
Intentional Community of Life — initial group for Wellness living, open to healers, artists and others. Ron Bohannon is facilitator and a Reiki Master, 495-1652.
FUULCUUPS — the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church offers classes, fellowship and celebrations, www.fuulcuups.org.
School of Metaphysics — classes in Applied Metaphysics, Mon.-Thu., 2704 Hikes Ln., 7:30-10:30pm, 452-2501.
Metaphysical Church — Sanctuary of Eternal Truth, healing service Sundays at 10:30am, Worship at 11, 1002 E. Market, New Albany, IN, (812) 945-3707.
Ascension Lutheran Church — “Deeper Life,” class focusing on applying Biblical principles every day. Sundays 9:30-10:30am, 13725 Shelbyville Rd., 244-1856 or ascensionlouisville.org.
Advent Catholic Church — alternative Catholic services, 9104 Westport Rd., co-located with John Knox Presbyterian Church, Sunday Mass, 9am, all welcome, 938-5440.
Chapel of St. Phillip — Compline, spoken service first & third Sun., sung by evenSong second & fourth Sun., 8:30pm, Floyd & Woodbine, 635-7073.
Buechel United Methodist Church — “Soul Purpose,” contemporary praise, worship service, Sunday, 1pm, 2817 Hikes Ln.
Just Faith Program — comprehensive group study of the Christian social action tradition, 451-7016.
Haven of Love — Guided Meditation Classes on Tue., 7pm, and Psychic Development Classes on Wed, 7pm, 957-2524.
Peace and Compassion Buddha Circle — study and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, English language service, meditation, 5pm, Sundays, 451-2193.
Louisville Zen Group — meets most Sun. at YogaEast, 1121 E. Kentucky St., meditation classes at 5pm, group practice sessions, Zen talks, discussions 6-7:30pm, (800) 716-0645.
Southeast Christian Church — “The Vine”: informal worship service to experience God through expressive worship, challenging teaching, intimate communion, Sunday, 6pm, Sanctuary.
The Fellowship — contemporary worship service in casual atmosphere, Sat., 5pm, Fellowship Hall, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Rd.
Center for Integrative Health — group meditation, spiritual awareness class, Tue., 6:30pm, Community Room, 2nd floor, 105 N. Lyndon Ln., 290-2144.
••The Compassionate Friends — to assist families dealing w/ grief following the death of child, fourth Thu., 2nd floor of Krogers, 2440 Bardstown Rd, 492-1554.
Advanced Breast Cancer Patients — Healing Choices group to offer support, info, encouragement & comfort, Baptist Hospital East, 897-8131.
Alzheimer’s Support Group — an exchange of hopes for family members and caregivers, Tuesdays, 6:30pm, 7823 Old State Rd, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-4272.
Motherless Daughters — group forming, meets monthly, 891-0434 or [email protected].
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, 423-7703, [email protected]
MOMS — support group for stay-at-home mothers, meets monthly at various locations. 457-7347.
Gay Men’s Support Group — first and third Thu., 7pm, Rainbow Room of Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave., 949-1875.
Diabetes Support Group — second Thu., 9:30-11am, Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson, free.
Al-Anon — for families & friends of alcoholics. Sundays, 8:15pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., 458-1234.
Divorce Recovery Support Group — Sun., 5-7:30pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., free childcare, 896-4425 or www.drsg.org.
DivorceCare Education and Support — confidential ongoing open group, First Cumberland Church, 368-4709.
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, third Sun., 3pm, 329-0229.
Louisville Youth Group — peer support and social group for under-21 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning, 499-4427 or www.louisvilleyouthgroup.com.
Sickle-Cell Anemia — support group, fourth Sat., 1pm, 2600 Muhammad Ali Blvd., 776-8184.
Friend for Life Cancer Support Group — emotional support to those recently diagnosed with cancer, free, 893-0643.
Survivors of Clergy Abuse — support group meets weekly, 241-5544.
Narcotics Anonymous — non-profit fellowship of men and women who help each other stay clean, 499-4423 or www.nalouisville.com.
SoulCare — Bible-centered growth, support, recovery group, Thu., 6:30pm, Southeast Christian Church. 253-8411.
New Beginnings — support group for the separated, divorced, widowed, 7:30pm, Thu., Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 425-2772.
Nicotine Anonymous — support group: Mon., 6:30pm, Sat., 11:30am, Louisville Wellness Center, 10003 Taylorsville Rd.; Thu., 6:30pm, Ten Broeck Hospital Dupont, 1405 Browns Ln., 439-5940.
Look Good … Feel Better — helps women undergoing cancer treatment cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, 584-6783.
Louisville Chapter of the National Depressive/Bipolar Support Alliance — support for depressives, manic-depressives, families, Tue., 7:30-8:30pm, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Douglass Blvd. and Bardstown Rd., 479-9941.
Overeaters Anonymous — Mon., 6:30pm, Salem United Church of Christ, Newburg Rd at Bashford Manor; Wed., 5:30pm, St. John Lutheran Church, Breckinridge Ln at Kresge Way; Fri., 6:30pm, Highland Presbyterian Church, Cherokee Rd at Highland Ave., 566-3110 or visit www.oa.org.
Diabetes Support Group — meets monthly, registration required, Floyd Memorial, 1850 State St., New Albany, IN, 1-800-4-SOURCE.
Cancer Support Group — meets at Cancer Center of Indiana, first and third Thu., 6:45-8pm, 2210 Green Valley Rd., New Albany, IN, (812) 945-4000.
Parents of children/Adults with ADD — a program of Learning Disabilities Assn. of KY., fourth Thurs. of month, 7-8:30pm, 2210 Goldsmith Lane #118, 473-1256.
Sex Addicts Anonymous — confidential 12-step program of recovery. For recorded message, 254-8004 or saa-recovery.org.
Survivors of Suicide — support group, Calvin Presbyterian, 2501 Rudy Ln., first and third Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, 589-4313.
Debtor’s Anonymous — 12-step program, meets weekly, Sun., 6:30-7:30pm, Deerpark Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Rd., 899-5325.
••Reading Group — for “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls, open to all, Jan. 25, 7pm, parlor at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
French Conversation Club — hosted by Alliance Francaise, held at Gumbo-A-Go-Go, Feb. 27 and March 27, 7pm, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 327-8529.
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.
Astrological Society of Kentucky — meets second Fri., 7:30pm, Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Pl., free, 426-8902.
Dramatists — playwrights/screenwriters group now forming, monthly sessions, 553-0030.
CyberSeniors — computer club geared to beginning/intermediate users, meets second Sat., 10-noon, Ivy Tech State College, Sellersburg, Ind., http://cyberseniors.home.insightbb.com.
••Painting and Printmaking — artists welcome to monthly critique group, every third Thu., Bon Air Library, 6pm, e-mail Nancy at [email protected]
NAACP — monthly meeting, third Mon., 7pm, NAACP Branch Office, 1245 Catalpa Ct., 776-7608.
Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers (KREE) — meets first and third Thu., 9am, GLAR, 6300 Dutchmans Ln., 797-8828.
Conversation Café — free hosted drop-in conversation, Wed., 7:15-8:45pm, Karma Cafe, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 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.
German Conversation Group — meets every Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
Knob & Valley Audubon Society — meets second Thu. of month, 7pm, Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville, IN, 893-5172.
Women In Networking (W.I.N.) — meets second Wed., luncheon meeting for women who own or represent small business, 11:15-1pm, Breckinridge Inn, $11, 458-1937.
International Happy Hour — gathering of people of other nationalities living in Louisville and a chance for them to meet one another, Maker’s Mark Lounge, 3rd Thu. of the month.
Drinking Liberally-Louisville — Thu., 7pm, Bluegrass Brewing Co., 3929 Shelbyville, Rd., social/political group for liberals to meet and network, [email protected]
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 protected].
••Kent Society Homeopathy — study group meets monthly, beginners welcome, Snelling Holistic Health Center, 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 426-2033.
KYANA Woodcrafter’s Club — first Thurs., 7:30pm, Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd., 499-1388.
Louisville Poet’s Guild — meets Saturdays 12–2pm, Main Library, 3rd & York, upstairs in board room. 285-0927.
Women’s Potluck and Performance Night — meets once a month for evening of art & vegetarian food. www.geocities.com/potluckwoman/.
Louisville Ghost Hunters Society — monthly meetings first Tue., 7pm, Gattiland, 4200 Outer Loop, free, www.louisvilleghs.com.
National Association of Women in Construction — second Monday, 5:30pm, Breckinridge Inn, 245-6640.
Louisville Inner City Outings — Sierra Club outreach program provides outdoor experiences to inner-city youth, first Tue., 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.
Mammogram Screenings — for women 40 and over, no cost to program-eligible women w/out insurance, Jan. 24, 8:30-3:30pm, Planned Parenthood of Louisville, 1025 S. Second St., 584-2471 ex. 236.
Baptist East Hospital — hosts workshops and lectures on health topics thru Jan., 897-8343.
••Stop Smoking Successfully — classes at Clark Memorial Hospital, thru Feb. 1, Mon. & Thu., 6:30-7:30pm, $50, 1220 Missouri Ave., 812-283-2649.
Nutrition/Traditional Chinese Medicine — achieve optimal health and maintain ideal weight, free classes with lunch, thru Feb. 22, noon-1pm, 108 ½ Cannons Ln., 558-6818.
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 — Tues. at 1 & 6pm, 1804 Vine Crest Suite #1 off Lyndon., 594-4554.
Living Well Workshops — manage diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, asthma, depression, other ongoing health conditions. Workshops meet once a week for six weeks; access to free 8-week guest membership at YMCA. 852-1804.
Health Department — Tuberculosis skin testing, Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., various locations, 574-6525.
Clark Memorial Hospital — offers expecting parents professional support and teaches about childbirth options, free, 499-4418.
Creative Diversity Studio — volunteers needed to assist adults and children with disabilities in various art activities, Mellwood Art Center, 689-2383.
••Harbor House of Louisville — volunteers needed to assist in their bulk mailing operations, walk-in Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, 2231 Hunters Trace Rd, 719-0072 ext 29.
Hospice & Palliative Care — needs volunteers, will train, Jan. 24 and Jan. 26, 9am-3:30pm, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr, 719-4155.
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 [email protected].
Immigrant and Refugee Center — seeking volunteers to work with Louisville’s international community, 366-7813.
Woodstock Animal Foundation — needs volunteers for a “no kill” animal shelter, to walk and feed dogs, 321-6434 or www.woodstockaf.org.
Kentucky Foundation for Women — volunteer subjects for Web site, mothers of children with disabilities, 859-260-1655.
Klein Family Learning Center — needs volunteers to work w/ Spanish-speaking adults learning English on backstretch of Churchill Downs, afternoon/evening opportunities available, 636-4400 ext. 1231.
Mellwood Art Center — needs volunteers to answer phones, give tours and perform office duties, weekday hours, 895-3650.
Chance’s Spot Pet Loss — needs creative and compassionate people to help with fundraising, support groups, more, 949-1209, www.chancesspot.org
Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana — needs committee members, 948-4662.
Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy — become a park champion with available volunteer positions, 432-2677.
Wesley House Community Services — seeks past employees and volunteers for reunion, 583-8317.
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville — needs “nearly new” wheelchairs for residents, also looking for volunteers, 896-3924.
Y-NOW, mentoring part of YMCA Safe Place Services — needs mentors to work w/ children of incarcerated parents, 635-4394.
Adelante Hispanic Achievers — seeks volunteers for mentoring program for middle school Hispanic students, 494-0353.
Catholic Charities’ Migration & Refugee Services — seeks volunteers to assist from noon-3pm on Mon., Wed. and Thu., help needed with children and English language teaching, activities include reading, games, singing, art, 2911 S. Fourth St., 636-9263 ext. 145.
Green Hill Therapy — needs volunteers to work with horses and special needs children, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm, 244-8011.
Louisville Arts Council — seeks volunteers for the arts, 585-9525, [email protected]
Therapeutic Riding Association — seeks volunteers to assist with riding lessons for special needs children, 876-7844.
World Affairs Council — needs volunteers, an opportunity to work on U.S. government programs, meet VIPs and participate in community outreach initiatives, 561-5422.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters — looking for 100 volunteers for 100 little brothers and sisters, 587-0494.
Family Friends — seeks adults (55+) to serve as a mentor/friend of family to children in the community with special needs, 584-1239.
St. John Center for the Homeless — needs volunteers willing to give their time to help serve the homeless. 568-6758.
Farmington Historic Home — needs enthusiastic people for a variety of volunteer positions, call Kathy Nichols at 452-9920.
AFS-USA — needs families to host foreign students and faculty in this area, afs.org/usa.
Harbour House — needs helping hands to assist in bulk mailing operations. 719-0072 x19.
Project Warm — trains volunteers year-round to make simple energy improvements in the homes of low-income households. To volunteer: 636-9276 or projectwarm.org.
KY Humane Society — depends on volunteers, training second Tue., 5:30pm, KHS campus, 241 Steedly Dr., 366-3355.
Airport Ambassador Program — needs goodwill ambassadors to greet travelers, 380-8224.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) — recruiting volunteers (21+) to advocate for abused and neglected children in family court system, 595-4911.
Brooklawn Child & Family Services — seeks adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children ages 6-17, 515-0474.
Louisville Metro Nutrition Program — needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. 574-6420.
ASSE — looking for host families to work with young people and learn about different cultures. Area representatives receive training, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy friendships with people from all over the world. 800-473-0696.
Habitat for Hounds — needs doghouses, 585-3220.