Volunteer at Americana’s World Festival

Volunteer at the Americana World Festival!

Get a free t-shirt and help us top last year’s attendance of 3,000 people!

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To volunteer, please send an email to the Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteering@americanacc.org

Volunteer Groups are welcomed!

To be a vendor, please contact emilie@americanacc.org 

To perform, please contact


Visit the Americana Community Center website to learn more about what we do for our community! americanacc.org

BoardBarry Barker, Chair; Gregory  Brotzge, Vice-Chair; Sharon Landrum, Treasurer; Ryan Simpson,  Secretary; Babahmetovic Aida; Stuart Alexander III; Patrick Bouldin; Jaimelyn Carey; Gregory Carroll; Barry Gary; Chip Hancock; Kelly McDonough; Faustin Ndagijimana;  David Owen;  Shahid Qamar; Scott Wegenast

Executive Director: Edgardo Mansilla, MSW

Funding provided in part by Louisville Metro Government, Metro United Way, and Kosair Charities.



Crime Maps Week of 4-20-14

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Need Volunteers for NNO !

Description: National Night Out logo

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The National Night Out program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August.

2013 Award Winners

Category 1: 300,000+ Population

1. San Antonio, TX

1. Minneapolis, MN

3. Austin, TX

4. Houston/Harris County, TX

5. Arlington, TX

6. Chesterfield County, VA

7. Columbus, OH

8. Los Angeles County, CA

9. Collin County, TX

10. Louisville Metro, KY        LET’S WORK TOGETHER AND TOP THIS!

11. Morris County, NJ

12. Placer County, CA

The 4th Division is seeking volunteers for National Night Out.  The location of this year’s NNO is Wyandotte Park (1100 Beecher St). The official date and times are August 5th, from 4pm to 8pm.  Some of the duties would be set up, tear down, relief, food preparation, grill and handing out school supplies.  If any Neighborhood Associations would like to set up a booth, we welcome you as well.

If interested, please RSVP to this email.


Kristina Hagan

Division Resource Officer

Community Services

1340 S. 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40208

(502) 574-7010


Plant ID Stroll: Iroquois Park 4-26-2014 10AM – Noon

olmsted conservancyPlant ID Stroll: Iroquois Park
April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW! Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy

Sarah Wolff

432-2677 cell

456-1623 office


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Brush Bottle and Barrel of the Bluegrass – Fundraiser for Legal Aid

LOUISVILLE—The Legal Aid Society will hold its signature fundraising event, the Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass, this Friday, April 25th, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Mary Rodes Lannert Athletic Center at Louisville Collegiate School.  Collegiate is located at 2427 Glenmary Avenue.

This is the eleventh year for the Brush, Bottle and Barrel event.  In 2013, more than 550 people attended and raised more than $40,000 for Legal Aid.

The Brush, Bottle and Barrel of the Bluegrass is a preview party for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair.  Nine select artists who participate in the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair will be on hand to display and sell their art in advance of the Fair.

The event also features tastings of Kentucky wines, bourbons, and beers.  Vendors attending this year’s event include Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company, Barton 1792, Bluegrass Brewing Company, Broad Run Vineyards, Brooks Hill Winery, Buffalo Trace, Elk Creek Vineyards, Falls City Beer, Four Roses, Old 502 Winery, and Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery.

Gold sponsors include Atria Senior Living; Metro Council Members Marianne Butler, Tom Owen, Attica Scott, Kelly Downard, David Yates, Tina Ward-Pugh, Dan Johnson, Mary C. Woolridge, Vicki Aubrey Welch; and Stites & Harbison.

Brown-Forman, Conway Law Office, and Ditsler Insurance Inc. are silver sponsors.

Bronze sponsors are Dolt Thompson Shepherd & Kinney; Fifth Third Bank; The Event Company; Kaufman, Stigger, and Hughes; Judge Deana “Dee” McDonald – Candidate for Family Court 8; Mountjoy Chilton Medley; Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks; Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham; Strothman & Company; Thompson Miller & Simpson; Thomson Reuters; and YUM! Brands Inc.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at the door.  Free valet parking is available.  The event is wheelchair accessible.

Legal Aid is a non-profit organization that provides civil legal assistance to families and individuals in poverty in 15 counties in Kentucky.  It is the only organization in Louisville and the surrounding counties that provides legal services free of charge.  Clients turn to Legal Aid for civil legal problems that threaten their physical and economic well-being.  Those assisted include the elderly, children, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable groups.

Last year, the Legal Aid Society helped nearly 4,000 people who had nowhere else to turn.

Meagen Peden Agnew

Director of Administration

Legal Aid Society

416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 300

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 614-3110 DID
(502) 614-3710 Fax
Find us on the web at www.laslou.org


Click here to make a gift to Legal Aid.
Click here to volunteer your services to Legal Aid.

Crime Maps – Week of 4-6-14

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BNA Meeting – Monday April 21st


This months meeting will be held on April 21st at Iroquois Library in the basement at 7pm.

Jason Dempster of MSD will attend Monday’s BNA meeting to present MSD’s proposal for the Cliff Park Rain Garden in Beechmont.

As always the public is encouraged to attend.