July 19, 2018

Western Library Block Party

Western Library Block Party

The historic Western Library was built in 1908 as one of the first Carnegie libraries in Louisville. Located at the corner of Tenth and Chestnut Streets, the Western Branch is recognized as the first free public library in the nation for African Americans that was staffed entirely by African Americans. Today, it's also home to the African American Archives, featuring resources dedicated to African American history, including papers of the poet Joseph S. Cotter, Sr. and librarian Thomas F. Blue.

There will be free blood pressure checks, cancer and stroke prevention programs, and smoking cessation programs at the block party. There will also be a hula hoop contest.

Western Library Block Party 
Saturday, 10am-2pm
604 S 10th Street
The Bubble bug, bouncy house, games, prizes
Free, family-friendly community event
Food, music from DJ C Note, live concert with The Louisville Connection Band 
(502) 574-1779 LFPL.org

J Farm to Table Dinner

The JOFEE Department includes the J's educational garden, which provides produce for the JFCS food pantry and programs such as the J's senior adult lunch and preschool; the Gendler Grapevine Fresh Stop Market, a sliding-scale local produce market that makes fresh vegetables available for everybody regardless of income or other resources; sustainability initiatives such as compost, recycling, and carbon footprint reduction; and educational opportunities such as dinners, food demos, interfaith events, service projects and youth education.

J Farm to Table Dinner 
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-9pm
J's Outdoor Pavilion, 3600 Dutchmans Lane 
$75 per person
Tasting stations with Mayan Café, Flavaville, Naked Hummus, Monnik and more 
Produce, Juggernaut Jug Band, silent auction

West Louisville ecoHUB Arts Community

The West Louisville ecoHUB Arts Community was created to improve some of the social and health determinants for West Louisville children and teens by giving them opportunities to participate in a free, after-school performing arts program at many West Louisville libraries and community centers. This program is made possible by some of Louisville's top performing arts organizations such as Actors Theatre, Commonwealth Theatre Center, Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Ballet, and the University of Louisville School of Music. The program is centered on engaging and uplifting the souls of West Louisville children.

The West Louisville ecoHUB Arts Community 
OVATION! A Performing Arts Bash
Saturday, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Performances by The Kentucky Gentlemen, Cadence Diggs, Kristen Findley, Idris Frederick, DJ JOHN Q, Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Ballet
Bourbon and Whiskey tastings, dance party
6pm, Private VIP Reception, $100
7pm, Club Ovation, $50

Guest speakers:
Bradley Broecker - Founder, PNC Broadway In Louisville
Denise Sears - President & CEO, Supplies Over Seas
Ed Hamilton - Renowned Sculptor
Gordon Brown - Former CEO, Home Of The Innocents
Councilwoman Jessica Green – Louisville Metro District 1
JP Davis, VP Fund for the Arts
Mayor Greg Fischer
David James, Louisville Council President
Kate Bringardner, Ovation EmCee

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