Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekend Events for August 26-28

The Kentucky State Fair is still going on, but if you're looking for something else, here are a few things to do in the southwest this weekend:

- Come on out tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 27, to Iroquois Park for the Sixth Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run. Register online now for the early registration fee of $20! The event is a fundraiser for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a non-profit on a mission to end preventable colon cancer deaths and suffering.

- Also tomorrow, Southwest Community Ministries presents "FUN FEST" between 4:00 – 8:00pm at Incarnation Catholic Church – located at 2229 Lower Hunters Trace. This family event offers games, food, inflatables, entertainment, raffles and more. There will also be an auction and spaghetti dinner - $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 10 years old.

For additional information, you may call SWCM at 935-0310 for event details or to purchase dinner tickets in advance.

- Don't forget, the 2011 Southwest Community Festival will be soon upon us. Click the link for information on how to get involved, reserve a booth or just come out for a day of fun.

- On Sunday, a "Valley Station Get-Together" is being held at Sun Valley Park and gets underway at noon. You can RSVP by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Group plans to "bombard" local eatery with customers

Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 7:00pm, you can take part in a unique and satisfying event that helps your locally-owned businesses and improves your community. 

In a series known as "Random Bombardment Night", a local group will be flooding selected local businesses with customers willing to spend a little money and have a good time. 

This week's choice is Nana's Country Kitchen at Lower Hunters Trace and Cane Run Road. HERE is a map.

The Facebook group "I AM Dixie Highway" has created "Random Bombardment Nights" in order to get people together and help out a south end business. That is a noble cause and one for which we can all be proud.

You may RSVP to this event by clicking HERE.

To learn more about the group or to join, please visit the link above to see the group's Facebook page. You don't have to join to take part in the event, and there are no mandatory fees or dues. You just need a willingness to participate in a good civic action and a desire to have fun.

It is recommended you RSVP through the event page so the staff at Nana's can accommodate what hopefully shall be an enormous crowd.

The group's first event at Valley Dairy Freeze attracted nearly 60 people and included three representatives of Louisville's Metro Council.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Auburndale Neighborhood Association Supports Troops from LMPD

On Tuesday evening, August 23rd, the Auburndale Neighborhood Association will be collecting goods for LMPD officers who are deployed overseas. ANA will arrange transport of all items collected starting at 7PM at Kenwood Elementary School. Suggested items to donate include:

• Laundry Detergent (powder is the one that can be shipped)
•Gallon Size Resealable Plastic Bags
•Air Fresheners (no liquid or aerosols can be shipped)
•Coffee • Sweetened drink mixes
•Toaster pastries (Cherry and Strawberry)
•Oatmeal (Peaches and Cream/Apple Cinnamon)
•Mac n Cheese (instant ones that you only add hot water)
•Chewing gum 
•Canned Cheese (again no aerosols) 
•Ramen or Cup of Noodles
•Summer Sausage and/or Slim Jims
•DVD movies and/or Music CD’s
•Sunflower Seeds, Trail Mix (remember the heat, chocolate will melt)
•New Magazines 
•Board/Travel Games
•Toothbrushes and/or Toothpaste (plastic tubes best for shipping) 
•Mouth Sprays/Breath Strips
•Granola Bars and/or Protein Bars
•Ear Swabs