Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Multitude of Free Workshops and Events in February

February 02, 2015

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in February including a four-week workshop to help with employability skills and successful job searches, three Black History Month celebrations and several financial education opportunities. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the information listed by each event.


Feb. 3, 10 and 17, The Savvy Cost Effective Money Management Series at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6 - 7 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 to register. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension will facilitate a financial educational series including the following topics: Where Does Your Money Go?, Basics of a Spending Plan and A Plan for Managing Your Money.


Feb. 3 and 17, Legal Aid Society at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information. A legal aid staff member will be on hand to answer questions, discuss cases Legal Aid handles and provide referrals.


Every Tuesday, Meditation at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Join Emma from 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.


Every Tuesday, Couponing Support Group at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. For more information and to register, call 485-6145. Learn tips and money saving ideas to help build extra financial wealth by using coupons while grocery shopping. Facilitated by local couponing guru, Kim Mapp.


Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through March 11, Six-Week Financial Education Series at the NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 485-7232 for more information. This six-week financial education series is geared to individuals who are ready to change their financial habits and become more fiscally responsible. Topics include Banking 101, Saving and Developing a Spending Plan, Building and Maintaining Good Credit, Protecting Against Identity Theft and much more. Sponsored by NorthWest Neighborhood Place and Fifth Third Bank.


Wednesdays, Feb. 4, 11 and 18 & 25, Shawnee Library Outreach at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m – 1 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 Louisville Free Public Library. This month will feature books in celebration of Black History Month.


Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through March 11, Cooking Matters at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1 – 3 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 634-6057 for more information and to RSVP. Dare to Care Food Bank will be hosting this six-week cooking series about cooking and nutrition classes. Come and learn how to prepare healthier recipes for you and your family. Participants will get grocery items to prepare the recipes at home, a workbook full of tasty recipes and simple cost tips along with a gift after completing the course.


Feb. 10, Free Blood Pressure Checks at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Louisville Metro Health and Wellness health educators will provide free blood pressure checks.


Feb. 12, Extreme Couponing 101 at South Central Neighborhood Place, 2 – 3 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7135 to register and for more information. Local couponing guru, Kim Mapp, will teach tips and money-saving ideas to help participants build extra financial wealth while grocery shopping.


Feb. 12, Start Fresh! at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 574-5156 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.


Feb. 12, JCPS Application and Recruitment Fair at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. An employment recruiter will be on site to accept resumes and applications for various positions with Jefferson County Public Schools. 


Feb. 12, Healthy Journey for Two at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3 – 5 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 435-4591 for registration. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting this 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 and a gas/gift card. Fathers welcome but must be registered.


Thursdays, Feb. 12 - March 5, Finding the Right Job at the Urban Government Center, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Located at 810 Barret in Conference Room One (a.k.a. “the Fishbowl”).  Please call 574-6638 to RSVP. This four-week workshop will help with employability skills, successful job search, finding the right job and keeping it.  After completing the workshop, participants will be provided weekly job search assistance and ongoing support after employment for at least 90 days from a career coach with Jewish Family and Career Services. Sponsored in part by 810 Barret Neighborhood Place.


 Feb. 17, South Central Neighborhood Place's 2nd Annual African American Read-In, 6:30 p.m.

Located at Hazelwood Elementary School at 1325 Bluegrass Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information. All are invited to join this Black History Month celebration, African American Read-In, featuring local authors, poets, storytellers, dancing and music. There will also be opportunities to win door prizes throughout the night. Hosted by South Central Neighborhood Place and Hazelwood Elementary Family Resource Center.


Feb.18, Rebuilding Your Credit at 3400 Lees Lane, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Located at Farnsley Middle School. To register and for more information, please call 574-5156. Get financially fit in 2015 by learning how to manage and build your credit. Sponsored by Cane Run Neighborhood Place, Farnsley Community School and Kentucky Telco Federal Credit Union.



Feb. 19, Project Warm Workshop at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 - 3 p.m.

Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place.  Call 363-1483 to register.  This workshop will provide all the information and tools you need to help weatherize your home.  Energy saving tips and weatherization demonstrations will prepare all attending to keep drafts away.  Materials are free to all that attend.  Sponsored in collaboration with Project Warm.


Feb. 23, Black History Month Reflection at Farnsley Middle School, 5 - 6 p.m.

Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. High school students will research historical figures and achievements and perform their work through skit and poetry for the community at large. Sponsored by Cane Run Area partners. 


Feb. 25, 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 of 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).


Feb. 26, 3rd Annual African American Read-In at Southwick Community Center, 6 p.m.

Located at 3600 Southern Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information.  Celebrate black authors through spoken word, dance and music and help decorate the community’s Free Little Library. Sponsored by the collaborating partners at Ujima Neighborhood Place.


Feb. 26, Senior Adult Needs and Resources at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 12:00 – 1:00 p. m.

Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 363-1483 for more information.  Bring your brown bag lunch and join representatives from Louisville Metro Community Services and KIPDA who will share their wealth of knowledge on senior adult services and resources in the Louisville community. 


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.





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