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Get Financially and Physically Fit in March

Monday March 3, 2014

Media Contact:   Debbie Belt, 574-6587 / 303-6167



Get Financially and Physically Fit at Area Neighborhood Places in March


Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer a variety of activities in March to improve the mind and body including free yoga, Zumba and meditation classes as well as a Making the Most of your Budget workshop and free tax preparation. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm .

March 3, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 1 - 4 p.m.

Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6826 for more information. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.

March 4, Introduction to Yoga at First Neighborhood Place, 5 - 6 p.m.

Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Call 962-3175 for more information and to reserve your space. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. This is a beginners session to demonstrate and discuss the benefits of yoga. This introduction session is free.

March 4, 11, 18 and 25, Free Zumba classes at Farnsley Middle School, 6 - 7 p.m.

Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6826 for more information. Join in free Zumba classes to get fit for the summer. Come dance with us and lose pounds. Hosted by Farnsley Middle School and Cane Run Neighborhood Place.

Every Tuesday (already in progress), Meditation Workshops at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Join Emma For NAAM Therapies for a joyful meditative experience using sound and breathing to uplift and elevate the body at its deepest cellular level. Be prepared to be inspired educated, rejuvenated and lifted into the universal vibrations of love, peace and light.

March 11, Making the Most of Your Budget at South Central Neighborhood Place, 5 -7 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information and to reserve your spot. Participants will learn the elements of a spending plan, your money personality, saving tips and what to do when your finances don’t balance. Everyone is welcome and RSVP is required.

Free Tax Preparation at multiple Neighborhood Place locations, provided by VITA volunteers

  • March 12 and March 26, Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • March 12 and March 26, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 3 - 7 p.m.
  • March 13 and March 27, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Walk-ins accepted at these sites to receive free assistance with federal and state tax filing. It’s fast and convenient with e-filing and direct deposit for a quicker refund. Call 2-1-1 or visit www.labcservices.org for eligibility information, required documentation, a full list of other VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites as well as information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

March 12,
A Community Conversation about Education at South Central Neighborhood Place, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information. This event is a collaborative effort with Metro United Way, the PAL Coalition (the Drug Free Communities Coalition supported by Family & Children’s Place) and the Bingham Fellows to bring parents together about the importance for school, daily school attendance and help for kids to succeed. Come provide your input and get involved. Childcare is available and lunch will be provided.

March 13 and 27, Cardiovascular Screenings at First Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Call 962-3175 for more information. Staff from Norton Healthcare Centers for Prevention and Wellness will be available to check your Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index. This is a free service.

March 15 and 22,
CHAMPS! Camp (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services) hosted by South Central Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

Located at Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd. Call 485-7135 for more information and a registration packet. CHAMPS! Camp is a two-day training camp which provides youth ages 14-19 years old (males and females) the opportunity to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study and learn more about healthy relationships. Youth are provided breakfast and lunch each day as well as incentives including a $75 VISA gift card on Day Two. Sponsored by the University of Louisville Kent School and the Office of Adolescent Health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 19, Darkness to Light Training at First Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Call 962-3175 for more information. Darkness to Light is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Sponsored by Stewarts of Children. Light refreshments served.

March 20, Family Math and Financial Literacy Night at Farnsley Middle School, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6826 for more information. Farnsley Middle School will treat school families to a night of games and prizes, with support of Cane Run Neighborhood Place. Vendors will be located on site for those needing financial resources.

March 21, Your Opinion is Needed! Share your Insight about Local Library Access , 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place in Fairdale. Call 363-1483 to reserve your spot. Representatives from the Louisville Free Public Library will be hosting a Focus Group for persons that do not access library services. Are you one of the thousands of people that do not have a library card? The local Library wants to know how they can get you and many others to come and enlist in the array of services they offer. A free pizza lunch will be served. Also register to win a gift card! Sponsored by the Louisville Free Public Library.



About Neighborhood Place
Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.



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