ONLY 2 FRESH STOP MARKETS LEFT: HURRY DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 13th
Oct
17
to Oct 31

ONLY 2 FRESH STOP MARKETS LEFT: HURRY DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 13th

Come out Come out where ever you are, only 2 more chances to get in on the greatness of fresh produce in Smoketown, This market has been a blast with various tomatoes, squashes, peaches, apples and yes, even watermelon. I'm so excited for what's coming next but sad that's it's almost ending. Not much time left to enjoy the freshness of Fresh produce from Kentucky and Indiana local farmers. Lets continue to go out with a boom to end the season. The Smoketown market season ends October 31st.  

I encourage you to come out to next Tuesday's Smoketown Fresh Stop Markets, 4:30-6:30 PM, October 17th, at Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, 428 East Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40203. There is still time to get in on all the affordable, fresh, organic goodness! I promise you won't regret trying it. You will be over joyed with the Quality and Quantity of produce per share. 

The shares can be ordered by going online to http://www.newroots.shop/ Or, if you would like to pay using your SNAP Benefits (ask about the Double Dollars!), you may call New Roots at 502-509-6770. Both must be done by Friday, October 13th, 5:00 PM.

FRESH FOOD FOR EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE

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Miss Ida B. Wells: PLAY-Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Oct
22
3:30pm 3:30pm

Miss Ida B. Wells: PLAY-Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

Through a combination of historical fact and creative imagination the play Miss Ida B. Wells powerfully depicts the life and times of a human rights activist and journalist who fought against the lynching of Black men at the turn of the 20th century. This production is staged by the African American Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville.Miss Ida B. Wells Louisville Clay Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where:  Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd

Times: 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door Visit eventbrite

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2 FREE CLASS: Heroin Use Prevention
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

2 FREE CLASS: Heroin Use Prevention

The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Louisville Free Public Library will offer the class, Heroin Hurts Louisville on Tuesday, October, 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Library at 3940 Grandview Ave. The 90-minute class is free. Registration is required. Phone 574 -1623 or contact the Library @LFPL on Twitter or@LouisvilleFreePublicLibrary on Facebook to register.

Heroin Hurts Louisville is taught by a certified drug and alcohol counselor.  It includes educational information, video testimonies from young people and facilitated discussion. Participants will receive a toolkit with information and available resources.  The class is intended to provide parents and other caring adults with valuable insights on why children and teens use drugs and how to start a dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse.  It is also intended to empower parents with steps to take if they suspect or know someone at risk of using drugs.   

“This class is a tool for parents to open up a dialogue with their children around the issues associated with drug use,” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness. “Many of our initiatives to battle the opioid epidemic in Louisville have, by necessity, been reacting to the needs of people caught up in drug use and protecting our community from infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C,” she said. “But it’s also important that we take proactive steps to prevent substance abuse in the first place.”

“We are happy to be teaming up with Public Health and Wellness to be bringing these classes to our community,” said James Blanton, Director of Louisville Free Public Library.

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Smoketown Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Smoketown Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting

Inviting ALL Community Residents, Businesses and Organizations to: Meet your Neighbors, Share your thoughts and Learn how you can help build Smoketown's FUTURE at the Smoketown Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting.

Last month we started with an activity prompt: When you read a newspaper or watched the news, What would you want the head lines to say? Then we broke into groups to discuss what we wanted to restore, add and remove from in the community. I encourage you to attend the next neighborhood meeting so that you to can voice your thoughts on how you view and what you would like to change in your community.

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Where: TBD but more likely be at Meyzeek MS, 828 S. Jackson St
Time: 6:00pm
Hosted by: Smoketown Neighborhood Association & University of Louisville Master of Urban Planning Program.

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WOMEN ENGAGED!
Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

WOMEN ENGAGED!

Women Engaged aims to encourage, empower, excel, equip and explore life for the good of ourselves, our families and our communities

We want to see women everywhere, standing strong in unity, investing in our communities, and supporting, strengthening and celebrating one another in spirit, wisdom and truth

Core Values:

  • Improve self and increase overall awareness of who we are
  • Initiate conversation, interact with, include and seek to build relationships with all people
  • Involve and invest ourselves in our neighborhoods, businesses and stakeholders in the community
  • Identify needs individually and collectively, proactively taking action whenever possible
  • Inspire, influence, inform and equip our youth and young adults to become productive citizens
  • Increase care for our bodies and souls

 

WE meets every fourth Saturday at the Louisville Urban League from 9:30AM– 12N

WE invite you to join us on this journey and bring a friend!

For more information contact:

Dianne Lewis Brown

502.939.5622

dl_brown@bellsouth.net

w.e.womenengaged@gmail.com

       

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 COMMUNITY BOOKS & BREAKFAST SOCIAL
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

COMMUNITY BOOKS & BREAKFAST SOCIAL

Hello Everyone!
If you are interested in being involved in local issues that affect black people's lives, then this event is for you. I've attended several meetings and love to environment, people, and freedom of not having to worry about being judged for what is said. Mrs. T is great with the ice breaker activity. I was truly blessed with information, activities, food, conversation free books, but most of all community.

Books and Breakfast is a monthly community event geared towards social justice and education. Their goal is to build a sense of community, increase awareness about social issues, and encourage people to be involved in local issues. Books and Breakfast is designed to free body, mind, and soul.

If you have children, please bring them along. There is FREE childcare for them at the site. Please don't miss out on the next gathering October 28th @ 10am. Stay tuned for location.

Please come out to this life changing event to be:
1)Encouraged
2)Connected
3)Empowered

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Oct
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

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 effect 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!

The Neighborhood Association meeting are held every 3rd Monday of the month at Bates Memorial Church, 620 East Lampton Street, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Next meeting is: Monday October 16, 2017. Hope to see you there

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COKE MEMORIAL UMC: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON
Oct
14
12:30pm12:30pm

COKE MEMORIAL UMC: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON

Coke Memorial United Methodist Women is hosting a Brest Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  This is a special event to bring awareness of this disease that touches, claims and takes the lives of so many women.

Please come out to support and fellowship with women on this topic. Mrs. Fionna Porter will be the guest speaker. and special remarks by Janikka Sherrod, from U of L African
Americans Against Cancer in KY Program.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes.

Tickets are $10.00

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Pink Ribbons and Bow Ties Cancer Awareness Workshop
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

Pink Ribbons and Bow Ties Cancer Awareness Workshop

Please join in on bringing awareness to your family, friends, and loved ones about cancer awareness. Learn about early detection, breast and prostate health and prevention. Listen to survival testimonials and be encouraged to sign-up for the cancer walk. 

Free refreshments and door prizes will be offered.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Where: Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Ct. Louisville, KY 40203

Time: 11:00 am

f you have any questions call: 502-574-2670

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 ANNUAL Destiny Conference: BLACK, WHITE, & BLUE
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

ANNUAL Destiny Conference: BLACK, WHITE, & BLUE

Cannon Christian Development Center (CCDC) is hosting it's annual Destiny Conference: Black, White, & Blue: Building Beloved Communities with Respect and Safety event. 

The objective of this forum is to respectfully highlight racial inequalities in relation to policing, while strategizing through discussion the most ethical and feasible solutions to bring about a different response. This will be accomplished through a “social experiment” and the utilization of the world renowned, “human barometer;” through honest dialogue and effective approaches, we can begin to combat the issues of perceived injustice and policing within communities of color.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

LOCATION: Canaan Christian Church, 2840 Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY 40218

Is transportation an issue? Don't let it stop you visit TARC

Register at: EVENTBRITE.COM

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SMOKETOWN FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER MEETING
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMOKETOWN FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER MEETING

Smoketown Family Wellness Center is excited to invite you to the next Community Advisory meeting in the community room of the historic PCC building located at 760 S. Hancock Street from 6-7:30pm Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Construction is still underway, but they are very excited for it getting closer towards knowing when opening day will be. 

Please enjoy FREE DINNER followed by discussion on the following:

  • Renovation Update
  • Begin planning for clinic opening event
  • Upcoming community events

 

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 Last Chance to experience GREY STREET FRAMERS MARKET this Thursday
Oct
12
10:30am10:30am

Last Chance to experience GREY STREET FRAMERS MARKET this Thursday

The end of this Market is approaching quickly. Thanks to the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences for increasing access to fresh, locally grown food in the east downtown area of Louisville, this seasonal open air market has been a great success thus far with various vendors each week offering local farm products including fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, eggs, grass-fed meats, breads, jams, canned goods, granola, kettle corn, crafts, and more.
  
There is still time to check out the Gray Street Farmers Market located throughout the 400 block of E. Gray Street between S. Jackson and S. Preston streets, in front of the UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences and Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Health & Wellness buildings in Louisville, Kentucky

Dates
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
mid-May - October

Contact
Gray Street Farmers Market
email

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