District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Craft Beer Throwdown – Tonight, Sept. 7

Craft Beer Throwdown

Help out the Coalition for the Homeless at the Inaugural Craft Beer Throwdown tonight, Thursday, September 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd. Six local breweries will compete for attendee votes to see which one is the victor. Participating breweries include Against the Grain, Falls City Brewing Company, Great Flood Brewing Company, Holsopple Brewing, Mile Wide Beer Company and Monnik Beer Company. Steel City Pops, Zoom Zoom Yum and Moe-licious BBQ will be selling food and donating 10 percent of sales back to the Coalition. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information, please click here.  

Back to School Block Party – Friday, September 8

It’s finally here! This Friday, September 8, the 18th Annual Back to School Block Party takes over the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun! LMPD will be on hand to make child IDs.

Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! We have collected some amazing door prizes for the youth this year. Please plan to attend.

Thank you to sponsors who have already committed door prizes: A Reader’s Corner, Blue Dog Bakery , Carmichael’s Bookstore, Comfy Cow, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Heine Brothers' Coffee, Just Creations, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Metro Parks, North End Café and Red Hog Butcher.


Coffee with a Cop – September 8

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and 5th Division police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 3702 Frankfort Avenue. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Louisville Pure Tap 5k – September 9

Pure Tap

The Louisville Pure Tap® 5k is a family-friendly race that allows participants to start and finish at the historic Louisville Water Tower on Zorn Avenue. The race is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in participating can register on Friday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Registration is at the Louisville Water Tower; cost is $30. 

To register, or for more information, log on to FallRunathon.com.

2017 September Art Fair – September 9 & 10

September Art Fair

Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center will host the 9th Annual September Art Fair Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, at 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event will include 120 artists and artisans selling juried work. The fair will also feature beer, wine, bourbon tasting, food options, inflatables, family oriented activities, live music in the evening and dynamic demonstrations.

It’s a great time to visit all that Mellwood has to offer, including Mellwood Antiques, Danny Mac’s Pizza, and others. Mellwood Avenue is open in both directions for this event and throughout September. 

Irish Hill Annual Festival – September 10

Irish Hill

Irish Hill Neighborhood Association (IHNA) hosts its Annual Festival on Sunday, September 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Breslin Park. Everyone in Irish Hill is invited to attend.  This year is a pot-luck gathering.  Bring a dish to share with your neighbors from all parts of the neighborhood.  The Board is bringing hot dogs and some local restaurants will have a sampling of their specialty. IHNA will provide games including badminton, bocce and corn hole. Neighborhood information will be available and Board members will be on hand to answer questions you have. You are encouraged to bring a chair.

Members and non-members of the Association are invited to the Annual Festival.  Members in good standing by July 31 will spend a few minutes voting on the Board for the 2018 term.  

Not yet a member?  Sign up at the Annual festival and your membership will be for the rest of this year and all of 2018.  New members get an Irish Hill T-Shirt!  Memberships are: $10/individual, $20/business.  Extra T-Shirts will be available for $10

Sustainability Story: Olmsted Parks

Bingham Park 1

D9 is blessed with multiple Metro Parks, including two supported by the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. 

Seneca Park is a well-known and heavily-used park just north of Bowman Field.  It features a golf course, tennis and basketball courts, trails and a well-used walking path, among other things.  

Bingham Park

Bingham Park is located in the Clifton neighborhood, bordered by Brownsboro Road and Coral Avenue.  The address is 160 Coral Avenue.   It features a basketball court, playground, sprayground and picnic tables.  It has also been the scene of great volunteer efforts, supported by the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in the last few years.  (See this week’s Calendar section for September 9 for another opportunity!)

Check out this video produced by the Conservancy about Bingham and other Olmsted parks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddE47XLVxVw.  It runs four minutes and 42 seconds and is well worth a look!  

We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the above case number.  For specific case information please call or email the listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

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Give for Good Louisville

Give Louisville

Give For Good Louisville is an online giving day hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, created to support the nonprofits doing great work in our community. When we come together with gifts big and small, we can change the world around us. That’s what Give For Good Louisville is all about. Join in on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. and consider donating to a D9 organization! For more information, please visit https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/.

Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Call for Proposals

Imagine Greater Louisville

Metro Louisville, the Louisville Metro Council and the Fund for the Arts announce a call for proposals to activate strategies and actions identified within the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan. 

Individuals, groups, organizations, and partnerships are encouraged to submit creative proposals addressing how arts and culture can help the region grow, compete, thrive, and solve community problems.  Proposals of all sizes from all areas of the Metro representing the rich diversity of the community are encouraged. 

Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 was introduced in early 2017 as the arts and cultural plan for the region.  Arts and culture have the power to transform, to help advance a more competitive, economically stronger, more educated, creative, and compassionate Greater Louisville.  This plan provides a shared vision for the role arts, culture and creativity can play in this stronger future.

Proposals should be ready to begin by January 2018; provide services within Jefferson County; address at least one strategy and action outlined in the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan; and contain methods to track success.

Submission deadline is September 25, 2017.  More information on the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan, the process and the link to the application can be found at: http://imaginegreaterlou.org or call 582-0131.

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, September 7: Carmichael's Bookstore to host a Flood Relief Day at all three locations all day long. 20% of sales will be donated to hurricane and flood relief. Questions, please contact the Frankfort Avenue store at 896-6950.

Thursday, September 7: The Chamber of St. Matthews to host a ribbon cutting for Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, 106 Fairfax Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. Please join for their grand opening celebration!

Thursday, September 7: 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field. This new event is a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display at their brewery and a year's worth of bragging rights. To purchase tickets or get more information about the efforts of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.

Thursday, September 7: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Joe Manning at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 8: Coffee with a Cop at 9:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 3702 Frankfort Avenue. Join your neighbors and 5th Division police officers for coffee and a conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Friday, September 8: Annual 9th District Back to School Block Party from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Anyone is invited to attend. All children must have a parent or guardian with them during the event.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9: St. Leonard Catholic Church Picnic, 440 Zorn Avenue. Hours are Friday from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. Enjoy Texas Hold 'em Friday night and chicken dinner with sides on Saturday and live music, inflatables, food and drink, game booths, and more! Please remember, PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE ZORN AVENUE MEDIAN.

Saturday, September 9: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host "Story Time with Louie" at 9:00 a.m. Kids grades K-5 are invited for stories, activities, and snacks. "Louie" is the mascot for the Llama League, a club for kids, at Just Creations. It is not necessary to belong to the Llama League; sign-ups will be available that day for those interested. Questions, please call 897-7319.

Saturday, September 9Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, September 9: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10: Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center to host the 2017 September Art Fair. Enjoy access to the wide variety of resident artists, retail shops, and eateries permanently located in our 340,000 square-foot facility.  With fun inflatables for younger attendees, ample FREE parking, and easy access, the September Art Fair is the best place in town to discover unique holiday gifts, your favorite new artist, and a year-round hub for artisan-made items and cultural events.  The 9th consecutive edition of the Fair will also feature beer, wine, and bourbon tasting; expanded food offerings; exciting hands-on activities for children and families; live music into the evening both days; and dynamic demonstrations by potters, painters, dancers, and more.

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Sunday, September 10: Irish Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Festival from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Breslin Park. This is a potluck event, bring a dish to share with your neighbors. Games include badminton, bocce and corn hole. Neighborhood information will be available and Board members will be available to answer questions. Please bring a chair.

Tuesday, September 12: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Quills Coffee, 802 E. Main Street.

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