“Home Thrown, Home Grown” Pottery Sale
Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6
At least 20 of Louisville’s most renowned clay artists, including Sarah Frederick, Wayne Ferguson and Laura Ross, will display and sell their work at the first annual “Home Thrown, Home Grown” art festival on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at Deer Park Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Road.
The outdoor event will feature casseroles, serving bowls, individual cereal and fruit bowls, teapots, pitchers, vases, plates, mugs, tumblers, flower pots and other hand-thrown, artist-designed pieces made especially for use in homes and gardens. The festival will be set up across the street from the Bardstown Road Farmers’ Market, which occurs each Saturday throughout the growing season.
“This is such a good fit for us,” says Linda Bowman, a Louisville Clay artist who helped organize the event. “Beautiful food and flowers deserve a beautiful presentation. The farmers’ market provides the local produce, and local ceramic artists provide complementary handmade pottery vessels.” Louisville Clay artists hope to make the sale an annual event.
The festival takes place Friday evening, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A crossing guard will be working Saturday to allow safe crossing to and from the farmers’ market. Parking is available behind Deer Park Baptist Church.
Louisville Clay is an association of regional ceramic artists dedicated to enriching individual creativity through a supportive community of peers and to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of ceramic art. For more information, visit www.louisvilleclay.org.
Kingsley/Strathmoor Village Yard Sale
Saturday, June 6
The cities of Kingsley and Strathmoor Village will have their annual yard sales on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two neighborhoods are located along Bardstown Road near the intersection of Taylorsville Road, and along Taylorsville Road to Bon Air Avenue. Signs will be posted. All friends, family and neighbors are invited.
Warheim Park Yard Sale
Saturday, June 6
The Warheim Park Association will sponsor a neighborhood yard sale at the park on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, with all proceeds going to the preservation and maintenance of the park.
Located at 1832 Overlook Terrace in the Belknap neighborhood, Warheim Park features a curvilinear wheelchair accessible path that winds by gardens with benches for solitude and reflection, along with a pavilion and children’s play area. For more information, visit the park’s Web site at www.warheimpark.com.
Mortenson Dental Open House
Saturday, June 6
Wayne Mortenson began his dental practice 26 years ago with just one office in a quiet suburb of Louisville. Today, Mortenson Dental has grown to accommodate over 20 doctors at 17 locations. Mortenson’s newest location, at 2105 Weber Avenue in the Highlands, will celebrate their opening with a welcome party for the neighborhood. On Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., the dental office will host an open house with inflatable bouncers, face painting, games for the family, visits from the tooth fairy and a giant tooth and toothpaste. The event will even have a chow wagon … just don’t forget to floss!
B CHIC Consignment & Boutique Grand Opening
Saturday, June 6
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a recession going on, so what better time to explore the endless array of bargains at the grand opening of B CHIC Consignment & Boutique on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located at 1235 Bardstown Road, B CHIC is said to be the largest store of its kind in the state, consigning and selling new and gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as golf attire and accessories. The store also consigns and sells a diverse selection of furniture, new mattresses, art, household items and unique lines of jewelry, pottery and girls’ fashion accessories.
Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with some extended hours throughout the summer. For more information, contact the store at (502) 632-1313, or visit their Web site at www.bchic.org.
Let it Ride for Dare to Care and Help Kids
Saturday, June 6
Poker-playing motorcycle riders may look tough, but there’s a big, soft heart under those tattoos and leather. That’s why the Dare to Care Food Bank and Yum! Brands Foundation are partnering again for the second annual Let it Ride Poker Run to combat hunger in our local community.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Dare to Care Food Bank, located at 5803 Fern Valley Road. At 12 p.m. sharp, motorcyclists will begin their scenic ride to Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille. Along the way, riders can stop and play a hand of poker at participating Yum! Restaurants and Dare to Care Kids Cafe locations. Each participant may play a five-card poker hand for every $10 donation. Participants can expect to reach Captain’s Quarters at about 4 p.m., and with the restaurant donating a portion of the proceeds to Dare to Care, there’s no doubt the fun will carry on well into the night.
Dare to Care is the largest food bank in Kentuckiana, delivering eight million pounds of food to over 90,000 people in need every year. The agency also operates fifteen Kids Cafe sites that serve 75,000 meals each year to at-risk youth. For the past seven years, Yum! Brands has been the primary sponsor of Dare to Care in Louisville, donating $1 million annually to feed children at risk of hunger.
Summer Camps at Gilda’s Club Louisville
June 8 – 12 and June 15-19
If you know a youth who has been affected by cancer – be it their own or someone else’s, regardless of where they are in their cancer journey – they may participate in free summer camps offered by Gilda’s Club Louisville. Camps will run Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gilda’s Club, located at 633 Baxter Avenue.
Since opening in Louisville in 2007, Gilda’s Club has provided a place where children and adults with cancer can come together with their family and friends to build social and emotional support in their fight against cancer. Free of charge and non-profit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, home-like setting.
Evening in the Garden Honors Wendell Berry
Friday, June 12
Farmington Historic Plantation is proud to announce the presentation of the 2009 Anne Bruce Haldeman Award to noted writer, cultural critic and farmer Wendell Berry. The Henry County native is being recognized for his dedication to preserving America’s heritage and ecology.
Presentation of the award will take place on Friday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m., as part of Farmington’s annual event, “An Evening in the Garden.” The evening will include a dinner and cocktails, featuring a Kentucky seasonal menu catered by Wiltshire Pantry. There will also be a silent and live auction, and several presentations.
This year’s event is particularly notable, as it will showcase Farmington’s newly restored Anne Bruce Haldeman-designed garden. A Louisville native, Haldeman became an acclaimed landscape architect and preservationist who was instrumental in efforts to acquire Farmington as a historic site and restore its 19th-century garden. The latest development of the garden, led by Holly Smith of Boone Gardiner, expands on Haldeman’s design. Fittingly, honoree Berry shares with Haldeman the same philosophy of preservation of history and environment.
Tickets are $150, and reservations may be made by calling (502) 452-9920. All proceeds from the live and silent auctions will go to Farmington and its gardens. Farmington is located at 3033 Bardstown Road. For more information visit www.historichomes.org/farmington.
Original Highlands Garden Tour
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14
The Fleur-de-Lis Garden Club will host the Original Highlands Garden Tour on Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 14, noon to 5 p.m. Now in its third year, the tour features a variety of styles in the Original Highlands’ most lush and verdant gardens, and an opportunity to learn about new ideas for small spaces and shady areas.
Event proceeds will benefit Patterson Playground and The Highland Island on the corner of Winter and Baxter avenues.
BHA Soup & Salad
Sunday, June 14
The Bonnycastle Homestead Association wants you to have a side order of history with your next meal. On Sunday, June 14, author and Louisville historian Sam Thomas will give a talk entitled “Louisville’s Highlands: A Brief History,” while Head Chef Gary Byler of the neighborhood’s Cafe Metro will serve from some of his consistently outstanding recipes. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Jessica Loving and Sheryl Snyder, 1616 Cherokee Road. The cost is $10 per person. Call (502) 451-8410 to R.S.V.P.
Bardstown at Speed Community Night
Saturday, June 20
“B @ Speed Community Night,” an event hosted by the shops along Bardstown Road near Speed Avenue, is held the third Saturday of each month.
This month’s event is on Saturday, June 20, and features a treasure hunt and drawing for free gifts from participating stores. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the gift drawing takes place at 8:30 p.m. at Lexie’s Trading Post.
For additional information, see Laura Scheuer Sutton’s article in “Down to Business.”
World Refugee Day Concert Celebration
Sunday, June 21
By Natalie Weis
The Highlands has long prided itself on the diversity of its residents, and what better way to celebrate that diversity than with a concert to welcome our newest refugee neighbors from such distant countries as Nepal, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Cuba. Kentucky Refugee Ministries invites the community to a World Refugee Day concert celebration with Harry Pickens and guest musicians, including a community choir made up of volunteers and refugee singers. The event will be held at the University of Louisville’s Comstock Music Hall on Sunday, June 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are warmly invited.
Since 1990, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, located at 969B Cherokee Road near Highland Avenue, has settled over 5,300 refugees from 36 countries. The nonprofit agency not only helps provide basic needs like housing, food, transportation and health care, but also offers citizenship and immigration services, English classes, cultural orientation, employment and social services, and a family center for women and children. For more information, call (502) 479-9180 or visit www.kyrm.org.
Nature Explore Summer Camp at Passionist
June 22 – 26 & June 29 – July 3
Upper Highlands Festival
Saturday, June 27
Now in its fifth year, the Upper Highlands Festival will again provide an afternoon of neighborhood fun and enjoyment on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by the front lawn of Atherton High School, located at 3000 Dundee Road, to peruse the vendor market, have a free chiropractic exam, visit the Red Cross Bloodmobile and meet representatives from a variety of civic organizations.
Kids may enjoy free face painting, clowns and inflatable rides, plus have the chance to meet animals from the Louisville Meta Zoo and, from noon to 2 p.m., Raptor Rehab of Kentucky. Children and parents alike can benefit from a free bicycle safety clinic and safety program displays from the Louisville police and fire departments.
Rounded out with live music and Papa John’s pizza and refreshments – plus great door prizes every half hour – this year’s offerings are sure to prove why the Upper Highlands Festival is already a favorite neighborhood tradition. And if the weather gets bad? Not to worry – in the event of rain, the festivities will continue inside the school.
June is the Month of GermanParistown
By Natalie Weis
The GermanParistown Neighborhood Association (GPNA) has designated June as the Month of GermanParistown and will celebrate accordingly throughout the month with an array of community events, all leading up to the third annual Germantown Shotgun Festival (details at www.gpnalouisville.com).
Kicking off the festivities is the Community-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Vine Street Baptist Church, 960 Vine Street. Along with booth after booth of treasures and finds, there will be refreshments for sale and activities for children. Proceeds will go to benevolent works in the neighborhood.
Should you chance upon any vintage attire at the sale, you can show it off the next day at the Sock Hop on Sunday, June 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Therese gymnasium at 1101 East Kentucky Street. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be sold.
The competition will be fierce on Thursday, June 11, when the Corn Hole Tournament takes place at the Nach Bar on the corner of Charles and Kreiger Streets. Registration begins at 7 p.m., with the showdown commencing promptly at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, June 13, neighbors will meet at the GPNA community center at 1094 East Kentucky Street at 8:30 a.m. for a Neighborhood Clean-up and Hope Mills beautification. With everyone helping, the clean-up should end around 11 a.m., enough time to get home and still catch a few cartoons.
Councilmen David Tandy and Jim King will be on hand to answer questions and listen to neighborhood concerns at the GPNA meeting on Monday, June 15, 6 p.m., at 1094 East Kentucky Street. Afterward, everyone may enjoy an ice cream social starting around 7 p.m.
On Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dog owners may purchase reasonably priced rabies shots, licensing and micro chipping along with complementary dog washing at Sojourn Community Church, located at 930 Mary Street.
Finally, on Saturday, June 27, the third annual – and wildly popular – Germantown Shotgun Fest will be held from noon to 9 p.m. in the St. Therese parking lot, 1101 East Kentucky Street. Local musicians will perform throughout the day as friends and neighbors gather to enjoy cold refreshments, great food, booths and displays. And any GermanParistown resident can tell you the party doesn’t have to stop at 9 p.m. – Nach Bar, anyone?
Rounding out the month of community festivities on Monday, June 29, will be a Potluck Dinner and a talk on the history of the neighborhood with one of the city’s best historians, Councilman Tom Owen. The dinner and talk will be held in the GPNA center at 1094 East Kentucky Street at 7 p.m.
Free Legal Clinics in June
The Legal Aid Society is offering free legal clinics during the month of June at its downtown office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Clinics include bankruptcy, divorce, foreclosure, small claims and wills. Prospective clients must meet federal poverty guidelines. For a family of two, a client’s monthly income must be $1,400 or lower. A reservation is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For a complete clinic schedule, visit www.laslou.org.
Summer Drama Camp for Kids
JUNE & JULY
Drama by George will hold one-week summer day camps for kids during the months of June and July at locations in Fern Creek, St. Matthews and the Highlands.
“Creative Drama + Science Camp,” is for students, ages 6 to 12, who will play fun drama games as they prepare a short improvised play, to be performed on Friday for friends and family members. This camp is offered in collaboration with Mad Science of Kentucky, and kids will enjoy science experiments for half the day, then rehearse their play for the other half. Session 1 takes place June 15-19 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Fern Creek. Session 2 takes place July 20-24 at Beargrass Christian Church in St. Matthews. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuition is $205.
“Center Stage Drama Camp” is for experienced young actors, ages 8 to 12. In this camp, students will focus on learning lines, rehearsing movements and creating characters. They’ll also present a 15-minute scripted play on Friday for their friends and family. The camp takes place July 27-31 at Bellarmine University in the Highlands. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Tuition is $149.
All camps are taught by George Halitzka, a professional director and theatre educator with over ten years of experience creating theatre with young people. To register your young actor, contact Drama by George at (502) 718-5090, or visit www.dramabygeorge.com for more information.
Highlands-Shelby Park Library Programs
1250 Bardstown Road, Mid City Mall
(502) 574-1672, www.lfpl.org
LFPL’s Summer Reading for children and teens is currently in progress. Call (502) 574-1672 for details about activities.
Star Studded Spectacular
Tuesday, June 9, 7 p.m.; From Book to the Big Screen + A Photo Shoot! Ages 3-8
Al and Penny Nelson, Stone Carvers
Wednesday, June 10, 2 p.m.; Help create a stone nameplate for the library; All ages
Louisville Water Company
Wednesday, June 17, 2 p.m.; Celebrate Louisville Water Company’s 100th anniversary with a fun, hands-on activity.
Youth Chess Club
Saturday, June 20, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.;
Walk-ins welcome; ages 8-12
Get Your Hands on Some Art!
Tuesday, June 23, 1:30 p.m.; Join the Speed Art Museum’s Youth Apprentices for a hands-on art experience. Sign up required; Ages 3-8
Who’s Hiding in the Barn?
Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.; Ages 3-8
All Around the Farmyard
Wednesday, June 24, 10:15 a.m.; Toddlers
Wimpy Kid Meetup
Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m.; For fans of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”; Ages 8-13
Nancy’s Puppet Shows
Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m.; Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Come and find out! Watch three puppet shows based on tales for children; Ages 4 and up
JOB SEARCH CLASS
“Beginning Your Job Search Online,”
every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 9:15 a.m.; This class is for adults with very limited computer experience and is a brief basic introduction to searching and applying for a job online. It covers computer access, common problems with online applications, helpful job search Web sites and classes available to upgrade skills. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call (502) 574-1672.
Call (502) 574-1672 for times and dates.
Family Story Time, every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Ages 3-8
Toddler Story Time, every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.; Ages 2-3
Mother Goose Time, Every Thursday, 10:15 a.m.; Walkers under 2 years
BARDSTOWN RD. FARMERS’ MARKET
1722 Bardstown Road; Every Saturday, 8 a.m. till noon, through December; Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through October; For more information, call Nicholas Posante at (502) 287-8206.
Phoenix HILL FARMERS’ MARKET
829 East Market Street; Every Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through October; For more information, call Cindy Brown Kinloch at (502) 583-7133.
Debtor’s Anonymous is a 12-step program for those having problems with money and debt. No fees; Meets Sundays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Deer Park Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Road (use rear entrance). For more information, call (502) 899-5325 or visit www.debtorsanonymous.org.
Metro Louisville Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance
Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Boulevard; Coffee afterward across the street at Heine Brothers’; More information at www.dbsalouisville.org.