Scouting for Food in the Highlands
In November of 2012, Cub Scout Packs 43 and 4 teamed up to collect non-perishable food items in the Highlands for Boy Scouts of America’s Scouting for Food program. Scouts went door to door distributing fliers announcing the program, then Scouts and their parent volunteers picked up food items left on front porches.

Residents of the Deer Park and Belknap neighborhoods donated over 1,800 food items, breaking the previous year’s record. All the food was delivered to the Dare to Care food bank to be distributed locally in the community.  

Cub Scout Pack 43 is based at St Francis of Assisi, and Pack 4 is based at St. Agnes. Cub Scouting is open to children ages 6-11 in grades 1-5.

Mayan Cafe Announces Guest Chef Invitation and Updated Beverage Menu
Have you ever had an idea for a dish that would work on the Mayan Cafe menu? Beginning Feb. 1, the Mayan Cafe, 813 E. Market St., will accept recipe suggestions for a future menu item. Participants submitting the top three dishes will have a chance to prepare their dish for Mayan Cafe chefs Bruce and Willy, who will select one recipe to feature on the restaurants’ March menu. Email your recipes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mayan Cafe’s stated values of sustainability, small production and super high quality have now been applied to its entire beverage menu. Coke products have disappeared from the menu. House-made horchata and hibiscus-lime tea are now offered along with artisanal spirits, craft cocktails, sustainable wines, local beers and other house-made juices and teas.

To view the current Mayan Cafe menu, visit

Louisville Collegiate School Appoints New Head of School
The Board of Trustees of Louisville Collegiate School has appointed Dr. James Calleroz White as the new Head of School, effective July 1, 2013. The decision is the result of a comprehensive national search that began three months ago following current Head of School Scott Prince’s announcement that he would step down as Head of School at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.  

White, a native of Hopkinsville, Ky., has over 15 years experience in educational administration and leadership at the JK-12 and university level. He is currently the Assistant Head of School at Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where he concurrently serves as Director of Institutional Advancement and Director of the Office of Community Engagement. Prior to joining Phoenix Country Day School, he was Director of College Counseling at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Mass., and Admissions Officer in the Harvard College Undergraduate Admissions Office.  

Melissa Lowe, Trustee and Search Committee Chair says, “Dr. Calleroz White’s enthusiasm for independent school education is inspiring.  His innovative approach, combined with his effective leadership style, high-energy personality and fundraising expertise, are a perfect fit for Collegiate as we prepare for our Centennial and beyond.”

White’s academic background includes both a B.A. in Government and a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Teaching and Administration (D.E.L.T.A.) from Arizona State Graduate School of Education. His professional and community involvement is extensive, including leadership roles with The Association of Independent Schools in New England, the College Board, Sojourner Center for Domestic Abuse and Violence, notMYkid, CITYterm and Community Scholars Program.

“It’s an honor to have been selected to lead Louisville Collegiate School in its second century,” says White.  “I am inspired by the passion and expertise of the faculty and staff, and I am equally impressed with and energized by the student body that is second to none. I look forward to working with the entire Collegiate community to build upon an educational tradition of excellence, a tradition dedicated to producing 21st century leaders.”

White and his family will be relocating to Louisville in June.

Public Health and Wellness Offers Low-Cost Fitness Classes
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness offers free and low-cost exercise classes at various locations throughout the community.

Low-impact aerobic exercise consists of rhythmic movements accompanied by music, involving large muscle groups with at least one foot on the ground. They are ideal for people who want to begin an activity regimen.

Low-impact aerobic classes are offered at: MOLO Village Community Development Center, 1225 W. Jefferson St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., $4 per class; Buechel United Methodist Church, 2817 Hikes Lane, Fridays, 5 p.m., $5 per class; and Praise Covenant Church, 3107 Crums Lane, the second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., $4 per class.

Yoga is a traditional physical and mental discipline that originated in India. It involves many poses that strengthen and stretch the muscles.

A free yoga class is offered at Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Lane (Binet Gymnasium, parking lot entrance off the Meadow Drive), Mondays at 3 p.m. Call (615) 268-8632 to request a mat.

Yoga classes are also offered at: Rivers Edge Yoga, 1772 Bardstown Road, Saturdays, $4 per class (through Feb. 4); Safe Place, 2400 Crittenden Dr., Mondays, 6 p.m., $5 per class (through Feb. 14); Gentle Hatha Yoga at Holy Spirit Church, 3345 Lexington Road, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., $5 per class (through Feb. 14); and Yoga Basics at St. Barnabus Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, Mondays, 4:30 p.m., $5 per class.

Zumba combines Latin and international music with dance to make exercise fun.  Classes use music based on salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, samba and other international styles. Zumba classes are offered at Cane Run Elementary School, 3951 Cane Run Road, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., $5 per class.

New classes are added throughout the year. Call (502) 574-8661 or visit for an updated schedule. No prior registration is required.

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