June 2017 Events

Tuesday, June 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on Unbreakable at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 20: Clifton Community Council Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

Tuesday, June 20: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Mindful Meditation at 7:00 p.m. Learn to meditate in this sixty minute session guided by a teacher from the Kentucky Meditation Center. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 22: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on Guardians of the Galaxy at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 22: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sinister Wisdom at 7:00 p.m. Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal and everyone is invited to come and celebrate their newest publications. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, June 23: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, to host a free movie night on the lawn. All movies begin at 9:00 p.m., or once its dark enough to show the movie. On June 23, enjoy Sing. 

Saturday, June 24: Fan Fair from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at The Edison Center, 701 W Ormsby Avenue. Event includes fan giveaway, health checks, resource fair and prescription drug collection. Call 574-5092 to learn more about this event.

Saturday, June 24: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, is pleased to announce a Woodland Garden Tour at 10:00 a.m. Carolyn Waters, M.Ed. will guide a tour of Whitehall’s woodland garden, using resident plant and animal examples to illustrate Louisville’s current conservation challenges. Tickets for the tour are $10 each. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 897-2944 or emailing whitehall@historichomes.org.

Saturday, June 24: Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E: Fundraiser from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. Meet miniature horse Lil’ Sebastian and some adoptable puppies! Learn about the KHS’s newest rescue program that helps orphan foals and Kentucky’s free-roaming horses. The Equine C.A.R.E. (connect • assist • rescue • educate) team helps horses in crisis and helps get them adopted into new homes.

Saturday, June 24: Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, to host “Ranting Again! : fundraiser for Upland Peak Animal Sanctuary” from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Come up to the microphone and “Rant” on our soapbox to help fundraise for the Upland Peak Animal Sanctuary! Sing, read poetry, share stories, tell jokes or whatever moves you (as long as it is not racist or sexist). $1 per minute & cards are accepted. Outdoors, kid & dog friendly! Be the voice for the voiceless!

Sunday, June 25: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Kids Summer Book Club First Meeting. This is a drop off event and parents will need to sign their children in and out. The meeting for 1st – 3rd graders is from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and My Father’s Dragon will be discussed. For 4th – 6th graders the meeting is from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and Saving Wonder will be discussed.

Monday, June 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Excel 1 at 9:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets. Topics include entering data, simple formatting, and basic formulas. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Monday, June 26: The Woman’s Club of St. Matthews is hosting an Open House on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane.  Light refreshments will be served. The club is inviting all women who are interested in knowing more about the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews or investigating membership to the Woman’s Club. Membership is open to all women of Kentucky and Indiana. For more information, please contact Woman’s Club President, Mary Jo Nay at 425-0903 or Membership Chairman Janie Hill at  363-3684

Tuesday, June 27: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robley Rex VA Medical Center, will host a town hall meeting for Veterans and their families to improve communication with, and hear directly from Veterans about their VA healthcare and benefits.  Resource tables and staff members will also be available to provide valuable information on a variety of VA programs and services. Meeting set for 5:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue, Room E005, West Entrance. For more information on the services provided by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, visit:  www.louisville.va.gov

Wednesday, June 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Booked for Lunch? at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walters. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, June 28: Solstice Fest: Kentucky Yoga Initiative fundraiser at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Join the KYI for a Summer Solstice Festival combining all the best parts of yoga, local food & beverages, summer weather, and all of your friends. Bring your kids, your dogs, your parents, your neighbors, your co-workers, bring everyone! $5 donation at the door. Children 10 & under are free. Check out the event page for a schedule of yoga sessions & other activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/1344277068960844/?ti=icl

Thursday, June 29: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Fred Minnick at 7:00 p.m. for a reading book signing of Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch and Irish Whiskey.  Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, June 30:  Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. For more information, visit  http://www.frankfortave.com/.

Thursday, June 1: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Thursday, June 1: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Susan Ewing at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing of Resurrecting the Shark. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, June 3: A Touched Twice Health Clinic, a free one-day health clinic, will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 2000 Douglas Blvd. Services will include: medical exams, dental exams, mammograms, pap smears, vision screenings, prescription assistance, legal counseling, haircuts, physical therapy, lunch, a food pantry, and a clothes closet. All services provided are free and open to anyone who needs them. No registration is necessary. Questions, please contact 459-1595 or email info@stpaulchurchky.org.

Saturday, June 3: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, June 3: The 23rd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Annual garden tour of 10 private gardens in the historic neighborhood of Crescent Hill. Tickets are $15 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. For more information visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org.

Saturday, June 3: Free computer tune-up and repair at St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bring your computer and all cables, charges, etc. Questions, please contact Rae Taylor at taylor_rae@hotmail.com.

Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4: Butchertown Art Fair on 800 and 900 blocks of E Washington Street. Hours on Saturday are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm  and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Art fair will feature over 100 artists from throughout the nation, entertainment for the whole family, food trucks and drinks, there is something here for everyone. For more information visit: http://butchertown.wix.com/artfair.

Sunday, June 4: Ursuline Sisters to host Sacred Heart Academy Madrigals and Harp Ensemble performance from Noon – 12:30 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel on Lexington Road. These free concert series are in celebration of the Motherhouse’s 100th Birthday.

Sunday, June 4: Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) to host a rain barrel workshop at 3:00 p.m. at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park, Shelter #2. Assemble your own rain barrel, learn how they are installed, and discuss why storm water runoff contract is important. The workshop is $40 per person. To register click here.

Monday, June 5: League of Women Voters to host annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road. Feature speaker Michael Skoler, the President and General Manager of Louisville Public Media. The cost is $75 with $25 of the amount counting as tax-deductible.

Tuesday, June 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss, American Spinx by Joseph Ellis. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, June 7: “Meet with Bill” from 10:00  – Noon at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, in the boardroom. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Thursday, June 8: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, June 8: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host David Sedaris at 5:00 p.m. for a reading from new book Theft by Finding. The reading is a free event, but if you would like to reserve a spot in the book signing line you will need to reserve a ticket. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book and spot in book signing line after the reading. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, June 8: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of Guardians of the Galaxy at 6:00 p.m. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop an interstellar villain from taking control of the universe with a powerful orb. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, June 10: Walk for Parkinson from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park, Brown-Forman Amphitheater. Moving Day Louisville is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. This event features the unique stations such as yoga, tai chi, dance and much more. To Register or for more information go online www.movingdaylouisville.org.

Saturday, June 10: United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) 17th Annual Home Tour from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at UCHM or Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, in advance. Tickets will also be available the day of the tours at each participating home. Click here for more information.

Saturday, June 10: New Directions Housing Corporation to host Repair Affair to help low-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in depressed neighborhoods. The average annual income for Repair Affair homeowners is less than $13,500. Volunteers will be assisting with repairs, yard work, paint and installation of wheelchair ramps. For more information, and to volunteer contact Jacie Morgan at 719-7153 or email jaciem@ndhc.org.

Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11: FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Sunday, June 11: Cyclouvia will transform the street into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. This is a FREE event and open to the public.

Sunday, June 11: The Kentucky Humane Society to host the 23rd Annual Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Join in for a walk, food trucks, vendor booths, live music, beer and wine, family/pet friendly activities, adoptable pets, contests and more. Start a team, raise money for the animals and save lives! support.kyhumane.org/wtrail

Tuesday, June 13: St. Leonard Community School, 440 Zorn Avenue, to host an open house from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Take a tour and find out why small class sizes mean big futures for students. For more information on the open house, please contact Laura Emly at 897-5265 or email lemly@stleonardlouisville.org.

Tuesday, June 13: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Hyland Glass, 721 E. Washington Street. *Different date, moved back a week*

Thursday, June 15: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sinister Wisdom at 7:00 p.m. Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal and everyone is invited to come and celebrate their newest publications. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18: Junk collection set-out weekend for the 9th District Urban Services District (USD).  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM. For collection guidelines please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here!

Saturday, June 17: Please join the Crescent Hill Community Council Green Committee, in partnership with Brightside, in beautifying the tree wells and bus stops along Frankfort Avenue.  Volunteers should meet at the Crescent Hill Heine Brothers at 8:00 a.m. They will be weeding the tree wells along Frankfort Ave and helping Brightside beautify the bus stops, so bring your gardening gloves and trowels!

Saturday, June 17: Ohio River Sweep from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. For more information, please visit LouisvilleMSD.org/OhioRiverSweep2017. Volunteers will receive bags, gloves and t-shirt. Volunteers should meet at Eva Bandman Park, 1701 River Road, or Karen Lynch Park, 1731 Brownsboro Road.

Saturday, June 17: Tails & Ales at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. This will be a pet adoption event with local rescues The Arrow Fund, Kentuckiana Basset Rescue, Shamrock Pet Foundation, Animal Care Society, and Derby City Dog Rescue, in attendance. My Dog Eats First and Dogs Helping Heroes will also be there, along with several pet vendors. There will be food trucks, craft beer, and the opportunity to find your next furry family member!

 Sunday, June 18: Happy Father’s Day!

Monday, June 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Getting Started with eBooks at 2:30 p.m. This class is an introduction on how to download library ebooks to your tablet and/or smartphone. An active LFPL library card will be required and remember to bring the device you wish to download ebooks to. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.