2018-10th ANNUAL GRAY STREET FARMER'S MARKET
Jun
14
to Oct 26

2018-10th ANNUAL GRAY STREET FARMER'S MARKET

The Gray Street Farmers Market (GSFM) will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday from May 17 through October 25, 2018. The market is located on the 400 block of E. Gray Street, between S. Preston and S. Jackson streets. Click here to get directions.

Check out our wonderful vendors who sell the finest in local farm products including fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, canned goods, lunch items, crafts and more. Debit cards and SNAP benefits are accepted.

The Gray Street Farmers’ Market began in 2009 as an outreach program of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences. The goal of the market is to increase access to fresh, locally grown food in the downtown area.

Visit our website to learn more: http://louisville.edu/sphis/gsfm/gsfm

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Gear Up Summer Reading Program
Jun
19
to Aug 2

Gear Up Summer Reading Program

Summer reading program for 6-9th grades to help reduce summer learning loss beginning June 19th-August 2nd Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30am-4pm. Have fun with educational trips and games as well while keeping your mind sharp over the summer. Cost is $275 for the 7-week program and $325 for early drop-off and late pick up option extension of 8am-4: 30 pm. Discounts/Scholarships are available for qualifying families while funds last.

The program will take place at

Iroquois High School

4615 Taylor Blvd, Louisville, Kentucky 40215

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Smoketown Fresh Stop Market- June 12, 2018
Jun
26
to Oct 30

Smoketown Fresh Stop Market- June 12, 2018

What a FUN-TASTIC start of the season at the Smoketown Fresh Stop Market. The market was surely decked out with 10 verities of fresh organic veggies from Rootbound FarmBarr Farms, and Valley Spirit Farm. There were 72 shares ordered this week. Way to go SMOKETOWN!!

Each share came with organic Bok Choy, Green Leaf Lettuce, Collards, Curly Kale, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Green Onions, Red Radishes, and Mini Romaine Lettuce. Chef Meg Starn and other chef helpers whipped up a delicious Spring Green All-Purpose Slaw simply made with all the items from the share.

A super thanks go out to each farm, New Roots, IncCoke Memorial United Methodist Church IncSummerWorks workers,  Youthbuild Louisville students, volunteers, shareholders, and you, the community for making this market a great success. This could not be done without you.  Let's keep the Smoketown Fresh Stop Market growing strong throughout this season by continuing to spread the great news of this food justice movement that is bringing the great goodness of fresh, organic, convenient, and affordable food for all to love, share and enjoy. Enjoy your fresh veggies!

Each market is open to all people to enjoy and share the goodness of fresh food. Be part of the food justice movement and support your community market this season. The market runs bi-weekly, please visit https://newroots.org/fresh-stop-markets/ to learn more and place your order for the next market by Friday, June 22, by 5 pm.

This is the season to get ready to experience fresh foods because you deserve to be the best you. The nest market will be on:

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 12 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

WHERE: Coke Memorial (UMC) 428 E. Breckinridge St

 

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FREE: WFPK Reggae and Soul Picnic
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

FREE: WFPK Reggae and Soul Picnic

WFPK World Force Reggae hosts Benny and Ibuka with DJ Matt Anthony invite you to the Waterfront Park’s Brown-Forman Amphitheater Saturday, June 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1217 River Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40206

Commune with friends and family, and picnic under the trees. We’ll provide the reggae and games for the young ones. You can also take them to cool off at the Adventure Playground water features nearby.

This event is FREE. All ages welcome.

Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from us. We’ll provide jerk chicken on the grill for $10 — prepared by our very own Ibuka! Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Liège & Dairy will provide frozen treats to keep you cool!

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PEACE EDUCATION PRESENTS: Teen Leaders for Diversity Summer Camp
Jun
19
to Jun 21

PEACE EDUCATION PRESENTS: Teen Leaders for Diversity Summer Camp

The work of the National Coalition Building Institute is the foundation of our diversity workshops for 12 - 17-year-olds. Teens explore and deepen the basic skills of affirmation, communication,  cooperation and problem-solving. They learn together how to celebrate their similarities and differences, understand stereotypes and interrupt prejudicial acts, remarks, and slurs.

Comments from past participants have included: "I've improved my people skills - especially around resolving conflicts""Because of this camp I am better able to work with people that are different than me", "I had a great time and will recommend it to my friends!""At this camp, we learned to work together as a team and communicate well with each other”, "I came into this camp all stressed out and came out all cool, calm and relaxed."

Participants must be ready and willing to interact in small groups. The $45 fee covers lunch and snacks. Some scholarships are available. Online registration and downloadable forms are available on the website at PeaceEducationProgram.org

Camp will begin Tuesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 21, 10 am - 3 pm

Due to a low number of registrations, the Teen Leaders of Diversity Summer Camp has been canceled. Look for a rescheduled date on PeaceEducationProgram.org. 

 

 

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SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING

Calling ALL Smoketown residents and Community Leaders to lift their voices about concerns, ideas, plans, and share upcoming events. Whatever your heart desires to bring forth to the table, you are more than welcome to share and learn what's going on in your community. Solutions to issues/concerns can only be addressed when brought to meetings where people can work together and contact higher personnel to make decisions that will affect you, your family and your community.

Please know that you have the POWER in helping make things happen in and for your community. Make your voice count. Come and be part of anything and everything that matters! Attached, you can view this months meeting notes and minutes.

The Neighborhood Association meeting is held every 3rd Monday of the month at Bates Memorial Church, 620 East Lampton Street, 6:30-7:30 pm. Attached you can view this month's meeting notes 

Next meeting is on Monday, June 18, 2018. Hope to see you there

 

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Girls Rock Summer Camp Concert
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

Girls Rock Summer Camp Concert

The best show of the year is back!! Come see and hear nine brand new camper bands from Girls Rock Louisville perform their original songs in concert. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event. Please come cheer on these amazing young musicians!

Doors open at 5:30 and GRL bands will perform at 6:00 PM sharp! Admission is just $5!*

About Girls Rock Louisville:

This wonderful organization empowers girls and gender non-conforming youth from all backgrounds by exploring music creation in a supportive, inclusive environment. They view music as a force for change, community building, and as an opportunity to develop self-confidence, self-expression, and involvement in social justice. 

To learn more visit their website at http://www.girlsrocklouisville.org 

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Family Health Center Fitness, Cooking, Health Prevention, Prenatal Classes and More
May
30
to Jun 30

Family Health Center Fitness, Cooking, Health Prevention, Prenatal Classes and More

Sign up for any of these FREE to low cost classes and/or workshops at your neighborhood Family Health Center. Whether you are interested in cooking, fitness, health prevention or prenatal classes, you will be on the road to becoming a new you. Some classes have incentives, so please call 502-772-8588 to reserve your spot. There's something for everyone. 

Classes starting in April:

  • Cooking Matters- Every Tuesday, April 10-May 16, 1-3PM East Broadway (FREE GROCERIES)
  • Slow Cooker Class-Wednesday, April 25, 10-11:30am- Attend 1 class enter to win a slow cooker, or attend 6-week session and earn a FREE slow cooker
  • Zumba-Every Mon & Wed 6-7 pm or Sat. 10-11 am
  • Yoga- Every Tues & Thurs 6-7:15 pm or 12-step recovery April 27, 11:30-1pm
  • Meditation-Thursday, April 5, 5-5:45pm
  • Living Well Workshop-Every Thursday, 1-3pm
  • Freedom from Smoking Class- Every Monday, April 2-May 14, 12pm-1:30pm

See flyers below for more classes and detail information

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