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Five LouisvilleKY Parks and Rec community centers hosting winter break camps

LouisvilleKY., – Five Louisville Parks and Recreation community centers are hosting camps during the upcoming winter break for kids up to age 15. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide programming for families who are looking for a safe, fun option to keep minds and bodies engaged during the school break,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation. Sun Valley Community Center’s camp is already full. Please contact the camp of your choice for more information. BEECHMONT COMMUNITY CENTER Wed, Thu, Fri, December 20, 21, & 22, 7:30-6 p.m. Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, December 26, 27, 28, & 29,…


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Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training for LouisvilleKY and Commonwealth

Support is part of $3.5 million contribution to Jobs for America’s Graduates and will help reach more Kentucky youth at risk of dropping out LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T (NYSE: T) are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support career paths for underserved students. Because of its success in keeping kids in school, Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates was one of 24 state affiliates selected to share in $3.5 million from AT&T. The JAG program equips students to overcome obstacles to a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Test.  The program does this through mentoring, academic support, links…


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Registration for annual LouisvilleKY’s JMF Valentine’s Day hike continues

Louisville, KY., – Romantic Valentine evenings await on February 13 and 14 at Jefferson Memorial Forest.  For only $35, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House, where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich hors d’ouvres and desserts, and the cozy warmth of a hearth. “The natural beauty of Jefferson Memorial Forest is a great fit with Valentine’s Day,” said Rebecca Minnick, Program Manager at Jefferson Memorial Forest. “Couples can have a romantic evening by taking a stroll through the woods, then relaxing in front of the…


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LouisvilleKY groups release New Body Safety Guide

Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. (Louisville, KY,) The Kosair Charities® Face It Movement has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create a new tool to continue to fight child abuse in our community. The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking with children about their bodies, body safety, and personal boundaries. “Parents and caregivers need the tools to talk to their children about body safety. This…


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Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on the future of LouisvilleKY youth

Mayor Fischer to join local and national experts at Ali Center on Dec. 8 LouisvilleKY., – Registration is now open for Tomorrow’s Talent, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts to focus on ways for young people to realize their full potential in education and the workforce — creating the maximum impact to the regional economy. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at www. kentuckianaworks.org/summit. Tomorrow’s Talent is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc., with funding from the JPMorgan Chase…


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Light Up Louisville returns to Jefferson Square Park

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Light Up Louisville, which kicks off the month-long celebration of Louisville’s Holiday in the City, is returning to its roots at Jefferson Square and Metro Hall. Now in its 37th year, Light Up, the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville, brings together people from all over the city, along with family, friends and visitors, to enjoy a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “For so many of us, the holidays mean ‘coming home,’ gathering with family and friends in traditional ways and comfortable spaces,” the Mayor said. “So…


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New LouisvilleKY ECHO Mobile unveiled

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program. The “ECHO Mobile” will take the ECHO Program on the road, allowing programming once held solely at Jefferson Memorial Forest to be available in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. “In the past, we’ve been fortunate to be able to bring kids from nature poor areas in Louisville…


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LOUISVILLE, KY (OCTOBER 13, 2017) -Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters will unite at Fourth Street Live! to share their innovations and ideas. Makers will be present from noon-5pm to present their experiments, projects, and hobbies on Saturday, October 21st. This is a family-friendly event until 5pm, and then Big Kid fun will begin at 6pm for those 21+. The 5th annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire has created a new partnership with Fourth Street Live! this year, as the event continues to grow. The Mini Maker Fair has previously been held in union with Nulu Fest and at West Main Street’s Museum Row. In 2006, the editors of _Make: Magazine_ set out…


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Louisville Zoo Welcomes New Female Gorilla

Louisville, KY., – Earlier this summer, the Louisville Zoo received a male silverback gorilla (Casey) from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. This week a second gorilla from Audubon Zoo arrived safely in Louisville. Bandia, a 20-year-old western lowland gorilla, will join Gorilla Forest after a standard quarantine period followed by acclimation time. Both moves were part of a planned collaborative effort across several accredited zoos within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Ultimately, the plan is that new silverback Casey will become the patriarch in a family group that includes one-year-old Kindi, surrogate mother Kweli, and female gorillas…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party” Magic Begins Oct. 5

    Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Louisville, KY.,  – It’s that time of year when the Louisville Zoo transforms into a storybook land and a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 36th year of the popular party on October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017  Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful,…