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July 28, 2013

American Cancer Society

On Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm, the American Cancer Society invites you to enjoy a memorable evening at the American Legion Highland Post, 2919 Bardstown Road, featuring local eateries, caterers, wine, beer and spirits vendors. Guests are invited to try out specialty dishes, gourmet cuisine, imported and domestic wines, micro brews and a variety of spirits. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and purchase the much sought-after "grape bags," all while listening to live music by Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. 

Tickets are $55 in Advance and $75 at the Door. Tables of 10 are only $650 and they sell out fast! As you party for a cause, the American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives.

For more information contact the Taste of the Grapevine Office at 502-560-6027.


Survivors of Torture Recovery Center

The center will provide survivor centered services, education, training, and evaluation and promote collaboration among systems of care for torture survivors. By the completion of the project, 600 torture survivors will have been screened and provided one or more core services (medical, mental health, social, legal). Three hundred professionals (i.e. physicians, nurses, social workers, social service caseworkers) will have received training on the unique aspects of service delivery to torture survivors. Three hundred people from within the refugee communities and outside of the refugee communities will have received an educational program/informational materials on survivors of torture and the program of recovery. A final report will be disseminated through presentations and publications on the project's impact, and lessons learned from the establishment and delivery of services through the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center (STRC).

Contact Jim Guinn, STRC Project Manager, at 502-852-7968 or via email at jnguin01@louisville.edu with any questions or requests for additional information about the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center.


Art for the Animals

The Shamrock Pet Foundation celebrates more than 20 years of helping animals with the 17th annual Art for the Animals (AFTA). The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 1st from 6-9 p.m., at the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue.

There will be a live and silent auction. Also, there will be original artwork from dozens of well-known regional and national artists, as well as food and music. A partial listing of the artists includes Rodney Hatfield, Janeen Barnhart and Kyle Bianconcini. The event is a juried. This year's jury included Chuck Swanson, Swanson Contemporary Gallery; Wayne Ferguson, artist and gallery owner; Janet Linde, fibre artist; Mary Yates, illustrator; and Susie Dezarn, artist.

Tickets are $75 per person. Visit www.shamrockpets.com/afta for more information or to purchase tickets. Please try to purchase tickets in advance and there will also be pets available for adoption.

All proceeds benefit the Shamrock Pet Foundation, a non-profit organization created to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter services, education, emergency medical assistance, foster care, and the adoption of pets into loving lifetime homes. The organization is comprised entirely of committed, unpaid volunteers.


Ultra Pop!

Ultra Pop! is Louisville's premier destination for Designer Toys, Art & Design Books, Local Art, and more.

They have moved. Their new location is at 960 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204.


Store Hours

Closed Monday

Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm - 7pm

Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 9pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

(502) 479-1035



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