September 2017 Events

Tuesday, September 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss Rebel Without a Cause. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 19: Clifton Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

Wednesday, September 20: Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street.

Wednesday, September 20 – October 1: The Clifton Roots, Jazz and Heritage Festival features a stunning array of musicians and dancers from around the world and right here at home. For more information, please visit http://www.cliftoncenter.org.

Thursday, September 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host an English conversation club at 2:30 p.m. English Conversation Club allows non-native speakers to practice English in a relaxed, informal setting with others. If you are learning the English language, or would like to practice conversing in English, plan to attend. Participants should have some basic knowledge of the English language before joining. For English as a Second Language (ESL) students, this is a great way to use what you have learned in ESL classes. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 21: Brightside Bash on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Cooper and Kings Distillery, 1111 E. Washington Street. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. Ticket are available online, or by calling 574-2613.

Thursday, September 21: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carolyn Furdek at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Locked In: A Solider and Civilian’s Struggle With Invisible Wounds. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, September 21: The Clifton Roots, Jazz and Heritage Festival kick off at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, at 7:00 p.m. with YAPA. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Friday, September 22: LMPD to host Coffee with a Cop at 9:00 a.m. at VINT, 2309 Frankfort Avenue. Join neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.

Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23: Jerry Eifler Art Show: A retrospective at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.  Father Eifler’s art will be shown and available for purchase at the preview Wine and Cheese party on Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $25 each and may be purchased online at cliftoncenter.org. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Center.

Saturday, September 23: American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host Disability Rights: Where are we now? from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The more than 50 million Americans who have disabilities deserve full access to American opportunity: education, health care, employment, economic power, and political participation. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 established the basic civil rights of people with disabilities, but much remains to be done. What policy changes and practical steps come next? What can we learn from past mistakes? Are the voices of people with disabilities being adequately included in these conversations? Best for adults and older children. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Saturday, September 23: My Dog Eats First is hosting their second annual Pups at the Pub event from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. My Dog Eats First helps raise funds to support ongoing efforts to help the homeless and under served with animals. Donations will be accepted of unopened dog or cat food.

Saturday, September 23: Ursuline Sisters to host Bourbon Baroque from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. These free concert series are in celebration of the Motherhouse’s 100th Birthday.

Sunday, September 24: Steve Wiser,  an architect, historian and member of the Louisville Historical Society, will present a lecture on Sacred Worship Spaces at 2:00 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 25: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of iPad usage including adding/removing apps, taking pictures, using facetime and basic care taking tips. Call to register. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 26: National Voter Registration Day Open House from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue.

Tuesday, September 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners part 2 at 2:30 p.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone has. Call to register. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 26: Robley Rex VA Medical Center Town Hall Meeting for Veterans and their families at 5:00 p.m. at 800 Zorn Avenue, Room E005, West Entrance. Medical Center Director, Martin Traxler and Louisville Regional Benefit Office Director, David Davis will be in attendance to address questions and provide information relating to VA healthcare, benefits and claims.  Resource tables and staff members will also be available to provide valuable information on a variety of VA programs and services.  Veterans can apply for VA healthcare or check on the status of a VA claim “on-the-spot”.  For more information on the services provided by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, visit:  www.louisville.va.gov

Tuesday, September 26: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carmichael’s Community Book Club at 7:00 p.m. to discuss What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Wednesday, September 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, September 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host an English conversation club at 2:30 p.m. English Conversation Club allows non-native speakers to practice English in a relaxed, informal setting with others. If you are learning the English language, or would like to practice conversing in English, plan to attend. Participants should have some basic knowledge of the English language before joining. For English as a Second Language (ESL) students, this is a great way to use what you have learned in ESL classes. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion of The Wizard of Oz at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, September 28: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Julie Marie Wade at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 29: “Yappy Hour” fundraiser for the Kentucky Humane Society at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. Come drink craft beer with your four legged best friend! This dog-friendly event will take place in the fenced parking lot of the brewery, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the KY Humane Society. Enjoy great food from local food trucks and collaborative beers from ABW and the LAGERS Homebrew Club. All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Friday, September 29: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on the final Friday of the month from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Park at one of the many convenient FREE and public parking areas and board the Frankfort Avenue Trolley at any designated stop. The trolley route runs from RiverPark Place on River Road to Cannons Lane. For more information about specific events please visit: http://www.frankfortave.com.

Saturday, September 30: Friends of the University of Louisville School of Music present a 5K run/walk in Cherokee Park. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at Hogan’s Fountain. Enjoy live music around every corner. Entry fee is $25. All race proceeds go to U of L School of Music student scholarships. To sign up for the race please visit, friendsofuoflmusic.com.

Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4: 15th Annual WorldFest at the Belvedere, located at 5th Street and Main Street. Friday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest.\

Saturday, September 2: 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.

Monday, September 4: Labor Day – Metro Offices Closed. Collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste delayed by one day.

Monday, September 4: Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Great Lawn. Booths open at 8:30 a.m. and the bike ride, hike and paddle all start at 10 a.m. For more information visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle

Wednesday, September 6: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, September 7: Carmichael’s Bookstore to host a Flood Relief Day at all three location all day long. 20% of sales will be donated to hurricane and flood relief. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, September 7: The Chamber of St. Matthews to host a ribbon cutting for Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, 106 Fairfax Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. Please join for their grand opening celebration!

Thursday, September 7: 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field. This new event is a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display at their brewery and a year’s worth of bragging rights. To purchase tickets or get more information about the efforts of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.

Thursday, September 7: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Joe Manning at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 8: Coffee with a Cop at 9:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 3702 Frankfort Avenue. Join your neighbors and 5th Division police officers for coffee and a conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to the know the officers in your neighborhood.

Friday, September 8: Annual 9th District Back to School Block Party from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Anyone is invited to attend. All children must have a parent or guardian with them during the event.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9: St. Leonard Catholic Church Picnic, 440 Zorn Avenue. Hours are Friday from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. Enjoy Texas Hold ’em Friday night and chicken dinner with sides on Saturday and live music, inflatables, food and drink, game booths, and more! Please remember, PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE ZORN AVENUE MEDIAN.

Saturday, September 9: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host “Story Time with Louie” at 9:00 a.m. Kids grades K-5 are invited for stories, activities, and snacks. “Louie” is the mascot for the Llama League, a club for kids, at Just Creations. It is not necessary to belong to the Llama League; sign-ups will be available that day for those interested. Questions, please call 897-7319.

Saturday, September 9: 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, September 9: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10: Mellwood’s September Art Fair, enjoy access to the wide variety of resident artists, retail shops, and eateries permanently located in our 340,000 square-foot facility.  With fun inflatables for younger attendees, ample FREE parking, and easy access, the September Art Fair is the best place in town to discover unique holiday gifts, your favorite new artist, and a year-round hub for artisan-made items and cultural events.  The 9th consecutive edition of the Fair will also feature beer, wine, and bourbon tasting; expanded food offerings; exciting hands-on activities for children and families; live music into the evening both days; and dynamic demonstrations by potters, painters, dancers, and more.

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10: 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, September 10: Irish Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Festival from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Breslin Park. This is a potluck event, bring a dish to share with your neighbors. Games include badminton, bocce and corn hole. Neighborhood information will be available and Board members will be available to answer questions. Please bring a chair.

Tuesday, September 12: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Quills Coffee, 802 E. Main Street.

Thursday, September 14: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of The Wizard of Oz at 6:00 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, September 14: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sandra Worsham at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing of Going to Wings. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 15: Groundbreaking Ceremony at Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1410 Frankfort Avenue, at 10:00 a.m. The wait is finally over. Join Waterfront Botanical Gardens, state and local figures, and other WBG supporters for the official Community Groundbreaking Ceremony. Enjoy light refreshments, live music, and a few words from key speakers. FREE. All ages welcome.

Friday, September 15: 4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Lampton Street from Clay to Shelby Street, presented by the Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Smoketown GetDown is a FREE block party powered by the people and open to the public with live entertainment and local food & beer. Featuring voter registration, Smoketownorganizations, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and a West Sixth Brewing beer garden. SmoketownGetDown is co-hosted by the Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Kertis Creative. The GetDown Line-up includes: DJ Yared Sound, Str8Diamonds Dance Team, Otis Junior & The Jesse Lees, Junior J & Piff the Dragon, and The Afrophysicists.
GetDown Links: http://kftc.org/events/4th-annual-smoketown-getdown-democracy

Saturday, September 16: Women Veterans Open House from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue, west entrance. This event is free and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Women Veterans Program Manager at 287-6050. Event will have VA and community resources, women’s health speakers, relaxation services, music, food and door prizes.

Saturday, September 16: First Annual Homebrew Fair from Noon – 3:00 p.m. at Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1410 Frankfort Avenue. Compete in the homebrew contest, check out vendors, learn about the agriculture and craftsmanship of brewing beer, and celebrate the brewing culture here in the local community. Admission is $10.

Saturday, September 16: The National Jug Band Jubilee from Noon – 11:00 p.m. at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater on River Road in Waterfront Park. The National Jug Band Jubilee is a free, family friendly festival that celebrate the history of jug band music in Louisville. Featuring 8 jug bands, jug band workshop, kids activities, local food, beer and wine. For more information, please visit www.jugbandjubilee.com.

Sunday, September 17: The First Ever Louisville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Waterfront Park from Noon – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 the day of the event. Kids under 12 are free. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.ftfofamerica.com.

Sunday, September 17: reGeneration Fair from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1410 Frankfort Avenue. This family, friendly affair includes environmental demonstrations (such as beekeeping and water filtration), crafts, animals, live music, food trucks, drinks, and more! Louisville Visual Art will also be on site hosting their plein-air paint out, with judging and artwork sales at 3:00. FREE admission, donations appreciated.

Sunday, September 17: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Monday, September 18: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Most of the time and focus will be on you. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!