Saturday, September 17, 2011

Build the Southwest Bridge

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday updates: District 25 news, Metro Arts Center

- "Talk with David" planned for Tuesday, October 4. Connect with Councilman David Yates on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Southwest, 9700 Stonestreet Road. Meet with your Councilman plus representatives from MSD, LMPD and code enforcement.

- The Metro Arts Center, 8360 Dixie Highway, has released the facility's fall schedule [.pdf]. The Metro Arts Center offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you’re looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing - the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you. Visit the website for program information and samples of work created at the Metro Arts Center.

- INTERN WANTED:  District 25 is seeking non-paid interns to work at the City Hall and SW Regional offices. Responsibilities include special project assignments, monitoring constituent issues and social media/community outreach. Opportunity is designed to provide first-hand experience of maintaining constituent relationships, witness to the local legislative process and valuable professional connections. Hours are flexible. Parking is paid. And, we promise, the staff and Councilman are fun to work with. Submit resumes to Nicole Candler.

- ‘One Hundred Years on the Ohio’; A Living Timeline of Louisville’s First Century featuring re-enactors representing each period in Louisville’s history from 1765 ~ 1865.

Come enjoy the atmosphere surrounding the festivities this weekend. You will find the following activities available for you to explore: Period clothing, tools, weaponry, period craft demonstrations, children’s games, camp tours, military parades, special speakers, meet Mr. Lincoln and of course, Farnsley- Moremen House Tours.

Riverside, the Farnsley~Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road. 935-6809

September 17th and 18th, 10am - 5pm

Admission: $6 for Adults, $5 for Seniors, $3 for children ages 6-12, $15 Family rate (2 adults and up to 3 children)

District 12 meeting to focus on SW neighborhoods

Council Rick Blackwell has invited the Center for Neighborhoods to September’s District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, September 20th at Incarnation Catholic Church beginning at 7:00pm.

“The Center for Neighborhoods works closely with many areas of Metro Louisville to help all neighborhoods enhance the quality of life for everyone.” says Blackwell. “The Center is a great resource for our community and I encourage everyone to learn more about it.”

Lisa Dettlinger from the Center will be discussing what her organization has to offer neighborhood groups in Southwest Louisville.

Joining Dettlinger will be representatives of other Metro Government agencies including MSD, Licensing and Permits and Louisville Metro Police. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth’s office will also be on hand.

Incarnation Catholic Church is located at 2229 Lower Hunters Trace.

For more information about the September District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Workshop to explore Southwest Greenways Trail System plan

Join Metro Parks for a Community Workshop on Saturday, September 24th, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital.

A continental breakfast and registration will available at 8:30 a.m. Learn about the Southwest/South Louisville Greenways trail system and how it will affect you.

This workshop is designed to let you plan for the future of your neighborhood and community. Click the image at right to view the flyer for this event.

81st Fairdale Community Fair starts this weekend

It is time to celebrate at the annual Fairdale Community Fair.

The theme for the 81st annual event is "It’s a Red, White & Blue Ribbon Fair", and will include plenty of crafts, food, music, games and rides.

The fair begins Friday, September 16th at 5:00pm and lasts until 11:00pm. Activities start back up on Saturday with the Parade at noon and the booths & games will reopen after its conclusion and will last until 11:00pm.

Be sure to take advantage of over 20 Health Exhibits on display at the Health Expo on Saturday from 2-6pm at the Fairdale Elementary School. The Health Expo, produced by District 13 Councilwoman Vicki Welch's office, is a part of the Fairdale Fair and will offer free health screenings such as Blood Pressure & Body Mass Index checks, Blood Glucose Testing, Vision / Eye Screenings, Bone Density Screenings, a giant Colon walk through display, and dozens of other very important health related displays.

The weather forecast for this weekend looks promising, so add the 2011 Fairdale Fair to your list of weekend events. Click HERE for the Fair's official website to obtain additional information.

Valley Woman's Club Events

The Valley Woman's Club will sponsor a Bean Soup Supper on Friday, October 7th from
5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane.


$5.00 for Adults

$3.00 for children under 10

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the

Valley Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund.


Valley Woman’s Club regular meeting will be Wednesday, October 26th. Meet and Greet at 9:30am and meeting at 10:00am in the meeting room at Jewish Hospital Medical Center ~ Southwest. Program: Home Life

Meeting is open to the community.

Guests are welcome.

For further information call: 937-1525

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mayor Fischer at Valley High tonight

From The Local Weekly:
Mayor Greg Fischer will host his next “Talk to Greg” meeting where citizens can talk directly with him or with directors and representatives of city government’s main service-providing departments and agencies as well as Metro Councilmembers.

Monday, September 12, 2011, 6 p.m., Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Highway.

“Talk to Greg” sessions are held every other month on the second Monday of the month. Citizen concerns and suggestions at the meetings are entered into a follow-up database by MetroCall operators.