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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Several Family-Focused Events in April

Monday March 31, 2014

Media Contact: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 / 303-6167
Chris Poynter, 574-4546 / 396-2015



Neighborhood Place Partners Offer
Several Family-Focused Events in April



Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in April including book giveaways, a summer youth program resource fair, two support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, two employment development workshops 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 or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/ .

April 1, Story Time and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge at South Central Neighborhood Place, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Avenue. Call 485-7135 for more information. Families are invited to join us for a fun, interactive story time hosted by the staff at Iroquois Library. Children will also receive one free book to take home! In addition, families will learn more about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, which 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.


April 3, Healthy Journey for Two at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 1 - 3 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market Street. Please RSVP by calling 439-9462. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting an educational baby shower 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.


April 8, Family Literacy Night hosted at Farnsley Middle School, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. This event offers families a poetry reading, a Bingo literacy game, book giveaway, and special performance by the Farnsley Middle School Drama Club. Hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Farnsley Middle School.


Employment Development and Family Workshop at two locations
April 8
, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Avenue, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 9, Iroquois Library, 601 Woodlawn Ave., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Call 485-7130 for more information or to register. The Employment Development and Family Workshop plans to deliver in-depth, training sessions providing clients and families with the necessary tools and information that will strengthen their foundation to further build independence, stability and growth, as they manage their household needs. Goal setting, employment development, resume` building, interview techniques and household management are all components of the trainings.


April 8, 15, 22, 29, free Zumba classes at Farnsley Middle School, 6 - 7 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Come dance your way into a healthy you. Hosted by Farnsley Middle School and Cane Run Neighborhood Place.


April 8 and 22, Here’s to My Health -- A Healthy Cooking Class at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6- 7 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. This healthy initiative cooking class is offered by the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. All are invited to participate in this one-hour course to learn healthy ways to prepare different recipes as well as an opportunity for tasting.


Start Fresh! Workshop at three locations
April 10, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place in Fairdale, 2 – 4 p.m. Call 363-1483 for more information. (Located off the National Turnpike, behind the TAPP School.)

April 17, Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Ave., Rm. 347, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call 574-7301 for more info.

April 29, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 2- 4 p.m. Call 962-3160 for more information.

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.


April 10, CHAMPS Data Daze at Farnsley Middle School, 3 - 7 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Contact 694-2267 with questions. Participants who completed the CHAMPS program at Farnsley Middle School earlier this year are invited to a follow up session on a quarterly basis. Hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place.


April 10, Healthy Journey for Two at South Central Neighborhood Place, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Avenue. 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.


April 17, Kitchen Table Conversations at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market Street. Call 458-6429 for additional information. Join an engaging conversation at this monthly Grandparents as Parents support group, facilitated by Helen Denies, and receive essential community information and resources. Light refreshments will be served.


April 19, Youth Summer Program Resource Fair at Southwick Community Center, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 3621 Southern Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Sponsored by Ujima Neighborhood Place, this resource fair is an opportunity for families to prepare for the summer by exploring and comparing various summer programs all at one location.


April 23, World Book Night at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 5 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more information. Ujima Neighborhood Place was awarded the opportunity to distribute free books “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”


April 23, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 1- 2 p.m.
Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Please call Mariana at 485-6811 for details. Every fourth Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Cane Run Neighborhood Place will host a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Adults only please.


April 24, Third Annual Prom Shop Project at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4 - 6 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market Street. Call 485-7230 for more information. NorthWest Neighborhood Place in collaboration with Oak Grove Baptist Church will be hosting a prom event to benefit young ladies attending the Academy at Shawnee. Donations of gently used bridesmaids and prom dresses, costume jewelry, shoes and purses will be accepted until April 18.


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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