Center For Neighborhoods – Neighborhood News and Happenings


"I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard."
– Malala Yousafzai
In This Issue
Win 2 Tickets to Sister Cities’ Annual Fundraiser
Pizza and Preservation
Neighborhood News and Happenings
WIN 2 Tickets to Sister Cities’ Annual Fundraiser
Win 2 tickets to the Mayor’s International Gala/Sister Cities Annual International Tasting Experience!!!

Wednesday, October 23rd

Send your name and contact information
to Lisa at

(Drawing will be held October 18th at 10AM.)

For more information:


Pizza and Preservation

Have you scheduled a Pizza and Preservation event for your Neighborhood? Consider offering Preservation education to your community.

Preservation Louisville is working with several neighborhood organizations to schedule Pizza and Preservation events now!
Preservation Louisville is a local non-profit that is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural, environmental and architectural heritage of Louisville. We have created programs that are geared towards educating the residents of Louisville about the many benefits of historic preservation. Preservation Louisville is proud to be a public advocate for buildings and public spaces that are in danger of being destroyed.

The program is titled, "Pizza and Preservation". Pizza and Preservation is an opportunity for our organization to interact with the community and discuss the Preservation Louisville mission including programs our organization offers.Some of the programs featured will be our Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops and our Hands on History : Preservation Maintenance workshops. The second section of our presentation will explain different preservation techniques that could assist residents in preserving what is most precious to them. Pictures, textiles, and wooden objects are some of the items that will be discussed.

Please let us know if your neighborhood is interested or if you have any questions! You can email us at info or give us a call 502-540-5146

Neighborhood News and Happenings
Friday, October 11th:

1st Annual Butchertown Porktoberfest hosted by Butchertown Neighborhood Association, The Pointe, 1205 East Washington Street, 5 -10 pm. Featuring food samples, a cash bar featuring prohibition-era cocktails, brew from Apocalypse Brew Works (including their special Butchertown Brown beer), and live music by Hog Operation and Johnny Berry. Admission is free. 10th Annual Caulfields Halloween Parade, Baxter Ave. and Bardstown Road to Rosewood Ave. Halloween Parade, 7 pm. Grand Marshall is Eddie Munster from the television show, The Munsters. Applications and information are available on the parade’s web site at or by calling the Caufields Halloween Parade line at 502-292-3033.

Saturday, October 12th:

  • "free for fALL" City of Plantation Give and Takeaway, corner of Westport Rd. and Hermitage Ave., 11 am – 2 pm. Like a yard sale where everything is FREE eaturing food truck, firetruck tour, face painting and recyclable art station.
  • Eastwood Village Fall Festival, held at the ballpark and Recreation Center located off Eastwood Cutoff Road, 10 am – 8 pm. Featuring – three live music concerts: 12:30-2:30 Bluegrass with The Flatrock Ramblers, 3:30-5:30 Blues with Louisville Brass & Electric, 6:00-8:00 Rock-n-Roll with Caribou, children’s activities include face painting, magic shows and inflatables and raffle prizes.
  • Highview Community Fall Festival and Parade, Outer Loop Plaza (ValuMarket Shopping Center), 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy the parade, booths by local businesses and groups, food, kid’s bouncy land and stage with local acts.
  • Wilder Park Neighborhood Association Annual Chili Cook-Off, Wilder Park Community Center, 120 W. Fairmont Ave., 1 – 3 pm. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some great chili and entertainment by the "Potluck Ramblers"!

Sunday, October 13th:

CycLOUvia, Bardstown Rd./Baxter Ave. from Broadway to the Douglass Loop, 2 – 6 p.m. The roadways will close to vehicular traffic to become paved linear parks, where residents and visitors can bike, walk, skate, dance, or participate in other programmed activities.

Tuesday, October 15th:

  • The Role of Preservation and Historic Tax Credits in Re-use of Property, Parkland Family Scholar House, 1309 Catalpa Street, 5:30 pm. Come join the Louisville Vacant Property Campaign in hearing about the role of preservation as we get property that has been vacant back into re-use.
  • Community Meeting on Oak Street Corridor, Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park, 6 pm. Meeting will discuss approved changes to the Streetscape Plan for Oak Street and an update on the Economic Study for the Oak Street Corridor.

Wednesday, October 16th:

Rain Barrel Workshop, 810 Barret Ave., 12:30 – 4:30 pm. University of Kentucky specialist will teach you how to build and install a rain barrel. You’ll go home with a completed rain barrel and with the knowledge to build more. The cost is $50 and includes all materials and tools. Payment must be received by October 7. To reserve a spot please contact Sarah Stolz at 569-2344 or click here.

Thursday, October 17th:

Fern Creek Annual Fall Festival, Fern Creek Community Center, 6104 Bardstown Rd., 5 – 7:30 pm. A fun-filled family night of trick or treating, story-telling, pumpkin and face-painting, all sorts of spooky activities, bouncees, refreshments, a fire truck from the Fern Creek Fire Dept. and a petting zoo and horse rides provided by Sunny Acres Farm.

Friday, October 18th:

9th District FREE Mammogram Screenings,

Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, 8:30 – 3:30 pm. To make an appointment please contact the 9th Distirct office at 574-1109. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance. Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed.

Saturday, October 19th:

Saturday in The Park: KY State Tree Climbing Championship & Fall Festival, Central Park near Old Louisville Information Center, 11 am – 5pm. KY State Tree Climbing Competition, Recreational Climb Opportunities, Tree Walks, Games, Give-Aways, Food, Music, Artists, Bike Valet.

Monday, October 21st:

Beargrass Creek Alliance Meeting, Crescent Hill Public Library, 7 pm. The agenda will include the following items: BCA Board Elections, upcoming events, BCA Committees, strategic planning and announcements.

Tuesday, October 22nd:

City of Lyndon Town Hall meeting, Lyndon City Hall – 515 Wood Road, 7 pm. Lyndon is reaching out to its residents and businesses to participate in the energy surrounding The Future of Lyndon Project.

Saturday, October 26th:

Willie Bright Resource Fair, Shelby Park,600 E. Oak St., Noon – 3 pm. Sponsored by Metro Council District 4.

Center For Neighborhoods Mission Center For Neighborhoods supports and empowers neighborhoods to create stronger and more vital communities.Vision We envision a greater Louisville community with caring and empowered people, making and renewing neighborhoods that are strong and vital.

CFN Neighborhood and Organization Members Auburndale NABeechmont NABon Air NA Breckenridge Estates NA Bonnycastle Homestead Assoc. Cherokee Triangle NAClifton Community Council Clifton Heights CC Crescent Hill CCFountaine Estates HOA George Rogers Clark Park NAGerman-Paristown NAGlory Youth Inc. MinistriesGrind Gourmet Burger Truck Irish Hill NAMain Street Assoc. New Directions Housing Corp. Old Louisville Neighborhood Council Parkland Neighborhood Improvement Assoc. Phoenix Hill NA Portland NowPreservation Louisville Schnitzelburg Area CC Shawnee NA Shelby Park NA Star Rest NA Sutherland and Assoc.Tucker Station NATyler Park NA Watrous AssociatesWomen For Habitat Contact Us! Center For Neighborhoods610 S. 4th St., Ste. 701Louisville, KY 40202Tel. 502.589.0343Fax 502. 589.0616 Special thanks to our supporters….


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