Justice League
May
2
to May 22

Justice League

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The Justice League is an after-school program dedicated to promoting the principles of social, environmental and economic justice, and respect for everyone.  The Justice League meets each Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

The group has been focusing on the HB169 Bill. They have been working on a strategy to stop the bill from being passed. The students that are wanting to take action were given a social media toolkit to help them get the word out.

There are only 5 sessions left but there is still time to join the Justice League Program. If your student is interested in joining the program, please have them come to room 211 each Wednesday after school. 

Things To Know

  • The group will meet weekly. 
  • The Justice League program started on November 29th, 2017
  • The group will focus on social justice issues 
  • The Justice League Billboard is posted on YouthBuild Louisville's campus
  • Closing Ceremony is scheduled for May 16, 2018
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Family Health Center Fitness, Cooking, Health Prevention, Prenatal Classes and More
May
7
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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Jefferson Co KFTC Action for Democracy Power Party
May
7
to May 29

Jefferson Co KFTC Action for Democracy Power Party

Please join us on Monday, May 7th and/or Tuesday, May 29th at the Jefferson County KFTC office to help raise funds and build support for KFTC's work this big election year! We will be reaching out to fellow KFTC members through text, social media, and phone calls asking them to support the work. The more great folks like you we have volunteering, the more support we can raise and the more voters we can each and great progressive candidates we can help get elected.

WHEN: May 7 and/or May 29th @6 pm

WHERE: Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

735 Lampton St, Ste 202, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Sign-Up here and let us know you are coming: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44a8a82babff2-jefferson

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Family Day OUT at the Louisville ZOO
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Family Day OUT at the Louisville ZOO

Join with Kentuckiana Pride Foundation as we celebrate families in our community. The Family Day OUT series is designed to support LGBTQ+ families and provide safe events where families can attend together at reduced costs!
Louisville Zoo has partnered with us to offer a discounted admission day on May 20th. We hope you'll gather your family and friends and come OUT to the Zoo for a day of socializing with your community and interacting with all the animals.

For Discount Tickets, please visit LouisvilleZoo.org/Tickets and use the coupon code KYPride before selecting your desired tickets. Discount prices are available ONLINE ONLY.

For a complete schedule of shows and other attractions visithttps://louisvillezoo.org/

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*:
Adult (age 12-59) $13.25
Child (age 3-11) $9.75
Senior (age 60+) $9.75
Child (under age 3) FREE
Parking is $5 per vehicle

Sunday, May 20 at 10 AM - 6 PM


*Discount Prices reflected are available ONLINE ONLY using the coupon code KYPride at LouisvilleZoo.org/Tickets

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SUPER FSTI (Fresh Stop Training Institute)
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

SUPER FSTI (Fresh Stop Training Institute)

Come One, Come All Food Justice Leaders from across Kentucky and Indiana! This Super FSTI (Fresh Stop Training Institute) event is open to all people who are interested in bonding with other food justice leaders in the region and sharing the nuts and bolts of Fresh Stop Market operations. The season is fast coming upon us, so Get Ready, Get Fresh!

WHEN:  Sunday, May 20 at 2 PM - 5 PM

WHERE: New Roots

1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

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SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING

NOTICE OF IMPORTANT COMMUNITY 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, May 21, 2018. Hope to see you there

 

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SECOND ANNUAL “I AM ALI” FESTIVAL JUNE 1-10, 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 10

SECOND ANNUAL “I AM ALI” FESTIVAL JUNE 1-10, 2018

The citywide “I Am Ali” festival returns for a second year this June 1-10, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of Louisville’s native son and global humanitarian, Muhammad Ali. The 2018 festival will mark the second anniversary of Muhammad’s passing, and it will include local arts and cultural groups, performances and events, films, entertainment, and other activities throughout the city that connect with and reinforce Muhammad Ali’s great legacy as a global citizen, athlete and humanitarian. The festival is supported, in part by, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The festival will, once again, kick off with Muhammad Ali Appreciation Night at Slugger Field with the Louisville Bats on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Last years “I Am Ali” festival highlighted Ali’s Six Core Principles over six weeks of community events and programming. Over 40 local organizations participated in over 70 different events during the six weeks, including “The Greatest Lunch” at the Brown Hotel, Courtyard Movie night at Copper & Kings Distillery and “A Battle of Wits: Ali and Shakespeare” with Kentucky Shakespeare.

“It is Louisville, Kentucky where Muhammad Ali’s character was shaped and his athleticism was put into practice,” said Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.  “Throughout his iconic life, it was Muhammad’s hometown that celebrated his successes from afar, welcomed him home with outstretched arms when he passed, and continues to support The Greatest’s legacy in the greatest of ways. The Ali Center is proud to lead a citywide 10-day celebration to keep Muhammad’s legacy alive and to once again, shine the spotlight on Louisville.”

Local attractions, restaurants and other organizations will offer exciting activities, discounts, and special Ali-related events during the 10-day festival, focusing on Ali’s love for Louisville, and the many facets of his character that made him “The Greatest of All Time,” especially to the community where he was raised and always called “home.” Every participating organization’s event or deal for the festival is curated at www.alicenter.org/alifestival,

A sampling of the 2018 “I Am Ali” festival participants and their events:

  • Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi: Butterfly and Bee balloon photo frame for selfies (all 10 days)
  • Bristol Bar & Grille – Downtown: 10% off bill with Ali Festival mention (all 10 days)
  • Fourth Street Live!: A Kid, A Cop and A Cause (June 10, 2018)
  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience: $3 off Louisville Waterfront History Tour (all 10 days)
  • Le Moo: Celebrity Host fundraising night to support the Ali Center (June 3, 2018)
  • Louisville Bats: Muhammad Ali Appreciation Night (June 1, 2018)
  • The Louisville Quest: “I Am Ali” Festival Quest (June 2, 2018)
  • Muhammad Ali CenterStories of Ali: Ali’s West End (June 2, 2018)
  • Muhammad Ali Center: Closing Celebration at the Center (June 10, 2018)
  • National Parkinson’s Foundation: Moving Day Louisville (June 9, 2018)
  • Soul Cleanse Yoga: “6 Core Principle Flow” yoga class (June 6, 2018)
  • Stoneware & Co: Hand-made boxing glove salt & pepper shakers for sale (all 10 days)
  • Village Anchor: Host fundraising night to support the Ali Center (June 4, 2018)

If interested in participating in the 2018 “I Am Ali”, please contact Becky Morris at bmorris@alicenter.org or 502.992.5334.

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Outdoor AFRO Bike Tour of Louisville's Civil Rights History
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Outdoor AFRO Bike Tour of Louisville's Civil Rights History

Join Outdoor Afro Kentucky for a bike tour of Louisville's Civil Rights History. We'll stop at several historic sites listed on the Anne Braden Institute's self-guided tour (http://bit.ly/loucivilrightstour). The bike tour distance is approximately 10 miles (route details coming soon). The route is flat with minimal hills. We will be riding on the street and will follow road rules (http://bit.ly/loubikelaws). 

The bike tour will start and stop at the Russell Fresh Stop Market at Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (http://bit.ly/russellfood). New Roots, Inc Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up” farm-fresh food markets set up at local churches, and community centers in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. Fresh Stop Markets are open to everyone and created, led, and sustained by community leaders. All Fresh Stop operate on a sliding scale based on income. Outdoor Afro participants are welcome to purchase a food share in advance and pick it up following the ride (details coming soon).

What you need: a bike with inflated tires, helmet, water, and snacks. Participants are required to wear helmets throughout the ride and are responsible for their own food and drinks. Please bring at least 2 liters of water.

Please make sure you review a copy of the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time: http://outdoorafro.com/waiver/

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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 a downloadable forms are available on our website at PeaceEducationProgram.org

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

 

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OLD LOUISVILLE SPRINGFEST
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

OLD LOUISVILLE SPRINGFEST

Old Louisville Springfest is the premier street fair and neighborhood festival of the Spring season. Now in its seventh year, you will find the historic Toonerville neighborhood of Old Louisville brimming with activity on Saturday, May 19th with vendors, artists, music, food trucks, street performers, Kidszone, bourbon slushies, beer, history, architecture tours, and more. The event is FREE and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this all day event in a new location: Newly restored Toonerville Trolley Park! Check out our event website at oldlouisvillespringfest.org to sign up to be a vendor, or to learn more about Springfest 2018!

WHEN:  Saturday, May 19 at 10 AM - 9 PM

WHERE:  1215 S Brook Street

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BAYA GIRL'S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

BAYA GIRL'S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

BAYA also known as “Beautiful as You Are” Will be hosting its first Self-Esteem building conference. The goal of this conference is for each girl to leave feeling empowered, full of self-esteem and love for themselves and others. All girls ages 6-18 are welcome to attend. This event is FREE and open to the public.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 19 at 9 AM - 2 PM

WHERE:  Farnsley Middle School

3400 Lees Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40216

RSVP Tickets on Eventbrite

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FAMILY FUN LOUISVILLE'S BIKE TOGETHER DAY
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

FAMILY FUN LOUISVILLE'S BIKE TOGETHER DAY

Join us for the 13th Anniversary of Louisville's Bike Together Day!

Come out to meet up with other commuters, learn more about bicycle commuting, visit with vendors and just celebrate the bicycle!

11:30am
FREE to attend
Family Friendly Event!

Meet at Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District, 400 S. 4th St.

First 13 registered riders will win a $50 gift card to Fourth Street Live!
stay tuned for details and event links.

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 2018 STRAWBERRY FEASTIVAL
May
17
to May 18

2018 STRAWBERRY FEASTIVAL

t's that time again LOUISVILLE! Time to get your farm-fresh, local berries, grown by our friends at Van Meter Farms in Clarkson, Kentucky and join in the Strawberry-themed festivities. New Roots and the Kentucky/southern Indiana Fresh Stop Markets invite you to get your strawberry on! Get your picture taken with a strawberry moustache, eat strawberry kale salad, see the West Louisville strawberry princess crowned, listen to strawberry stories, and more! No one turned away for lack of funds. A small number of "extra" gallons will be available for purchase at the festival. 

WHEN: Thursday, May 17 at 4:30 PM - 7 PM

WHERE:  Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Dr, Louisville, Kentucky 40211

If you would like to order your berries online, we will have our link available soon!

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HEALTHY 4 LOUISVILLE KID's MEAL ORDINANCE MEETING
May
16
7:30 AM07:30

HEALTHY 4 LOUISVILLE KID's MEAL ORDINANCE MEETING

Healthy 4 Louisville is working to improve childhood nutrition, asking for healthier drinks to be the default choices in restaurant kids meals. It's up to us to make sure our kids are protected from unhealthy marketing!

There was a huge turnout for the introduction of a Healthier Kids' Meals ordinance for Louisville at the Council meeting. This would make sure that healthier drinks and food choices are available for parents... but of course, many Industry groups are opposed. Healthy 4 Louisville is asking for and are needing your help by sharing the message with family, friends, and colleagues. You can also join them by sending a message to Act.YouretheCure.org

If you are able to join them for an hour on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 16th, it will make a big difference. Kids are VERY welcome to be present, so please bring them to show Council how much we care about our kids' health!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM

WHERE:  601 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202-2714, United States

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YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS LIVE!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS LIVE!

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM come join Youth Performing Arts Live!
Enjoy performances from Lincoln Performing Arts School, Western Middle School, and the Youth Performing Arts School. Bring your friends and family to this FREE event for a perfect afternoon filled with live music and performances by some extremely talented students!

It's FREE

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12 at 12 PM - 3 PM

WHERE: Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District

400 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202


 

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 HOW TO GROW AND ROCK YOUR GARDEN
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

HOW TO GROW AND ROCK YOUR GARDEN

Come to the Urban Agriculture Coalition of Louisville's tent at the Louisville Public Library's How-To Festival to learn from local practitioners how to be an amazing urban agriculturalist. Sessions include: How to make worms poop for you; How to grow magic seeds; How to grow a 10 ft tomato plant; how to raise backyard chickens and many other topics.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12 at 10 AM - 3 PM

WHERE: Louisville Free Public Library

301 York St, Louisville, KY 40203-2205, United States

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