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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Events in July

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Back to School Events, Educational Baby Showers and More

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer two back to school events in July and early August, two educational baby showers, a workshop for individuals needing a second chance bank account plus much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Each Tuesday, Meditation at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 12:30 p.m. - 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.

Each Wednesday Shawnee Library Outreach at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Children and adults will have an opportunity to check out books, apply for library cards and learn more about programs sponsored by the Louisville Free Public Library.

Two opportunities for a Healthy Journey for Two educational baby shower
RSVP required by calling 439-9462. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting these educational baby showers to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a colorful diaper tote bag filled with baby items such as a blanket, bottle, wash cloth etc. and a gas/gift card. Fathers welcome but must be registered.
July 15, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 2- 4 p.m.
July 29, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Ln., 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

July 15, CHAMPS Data Daze at Farnsley Middle School, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Contact 694-2267 for more information or inquiries. All participants who completed the CHAMPS program at Farnsley Middle School are invited to this follow up survey session. Sponsored by Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Farnsley Middle School.

July 16, Meditation Labyrinth Community Conversation for Peaceful Spaces at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6 – 7 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. For more information e-mail or call 485-6145. Join in a discussion regarding a Mediation, Labyrinth, a location of peace, in West Louisville’s Chickasaw Park Neighborhood at 3831 Hale Ave. made possibly by the Mayor’s Lots of Possibility challenge. The West Louisville Women’s Coalition, LLC (WLWC) received a small lot and grant funds for seed money to lead the community in developing this project. WLWC invites you to come learn about ancient labyrinths, offer design ideas, and ask questions with the hope of spreading this grassroots’ effort to transform vacant lots in West Louisville into meaningful community open spaces.

July 17, Lunch Bunch series entitled “Survivors of Torture” at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, off National Turnpike. Call 363-1483 for more details. Lunch Bunch is an opportunity for persons to learn more about community topics of interest during their allotted lunch hour. Bring your lunch and hear a presentation from Jim Guinn, Director of the Survivors of the Torture Recovery Center at the U of L Kent School of Social Work. The Center’s goals are to increase awareness regarding torture survivor experiences and to improve service delivery for the population.

July 23, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 1 – 2 p.m.
Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6811 for more information. This resource/support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday each month to focus on the unique issues that caregivers may have raising younger children. Aunts/uncles or anyone raising their grandchildren are welcome to attend (adults only please).

July 24, Kindergarten Countdown at Newburg Church of Christ, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 4700 East Indian Trail (corner of Indian Trail and Unseld Blvd.). Call 962-3175 for more information. This fair is geared to those who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2014 with the goal of promoting readiness and to help students and parents make a successful transition. Sponsored by First Neighborhood Place and other community partners.

July 24, Start Fresh! workshop at South Central Neighborhood Place, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 574-7301 or 485-7130 to register. Bank On Louisville’s Start Fresh! is a FREE workshop for people with negative (non-fraud) banking histories, are in ChexSystems, or are banking for the first time. Participants will gain new information and tools to use second-chance or new checking accounts.

July 31, Back to School Festival at Stuart Middle School, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Located at 4600 Valley Station Rd. Call 363-1483 for more information. The annual Back to School Festival will provide school supplies to more than 1500 students living in Jefferson County. Families will have an opportunity to learn information on a variety of topics, play in the Kidz Zone area and all students 18 and under will receive a free lunch starting at 10:00 a.m. All students 16 years of age and younger, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at this event. The event is sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, eight area Jefferson County Public Schools, The Kidz Club and Valley View Church.

Coming in early August

August 2, Back to School Bash at Farnsley Middle School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Free school supplies, community resources, door prizes and food. Children must be present to receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Sponsored by Family Resource and Youth Services Center, Farnsley Community School Program, Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Shively Area Ministries.

About Neighborhood Place
Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services 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.