Art in the Highlands Call for Artists
Louisville Collegiate School will again present Art in the Highlands, a community-wide event featuring 100 juried artists from across the country, this September. The event, which takes place September 18 and 19 on its campus at 2427 Glenmary Avenue, will feature watercolor, oil painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and other mediums.
Art in the Highlands is currently accepting artist applications for jury. An application is available for download at www.loucol.com/artinthehighlands. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 22, 2010, in order to be considered for jury.
The art fair celebrated its inaugural year in 2009 following a strategic initiative adopted by the school’s Board of Trustees calling for an event that would bring visitors to the school’s campus. Funds generated from the event directly benefit the students and faculty of Collegiate through classroom technology, salaries for faculty and staff, and scholarships for qualifying students.
The festival includes food vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Art lovers, families and visitors from all over the Louisville area and Kentucky are invited to attend.
Repair Affair 2010
New Directions Housing Corporation is currently taking applications for Repair Affair 2010, a program whose mission is to mobilize community-wide resources and volunteers to support the housing repair needs of elderly and disabled homeowners of low income.
Volunteer teams from local corporations, organizations and congregations, as well as individuals, work to complete home repairs and other improvements, including wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab-bars, flooring, steps, locks, door and window repair, minor mechanical repairs, exterior and interior painting, yard work, cleanup, and other such tasks.
Funding for the program comes from municipalities, corporations, foundations, congregations and individuals. Many teams provide their own materials.
Repair Affair helps homeowners who live in single-family homes, are at least 60 years of age or certified as disabled, and meet the low-income qualifications.
The 2010 Repair Affair event dates are Saturday, June 5, in Southern Indiana, and Saturday, June 12, in the Louisville Metro area. Volunteers may also choose to work on an alternate date year-round.
Each year, homeowner applications are taken by phone, fax and in-person from January through March. To apply, call (502) 719-7143 or (812) 949-8238, ext. 143, or visit New Directions Housing Corporation, 1000 E. Liberty Street, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Repair Affair welcomes both volunteers and sponsors. Nearly 1,500 volunteers repair 150 homes each year. Projects are matched to a volunteer team’s skill-sets. Teams inspect and approve the projects in advance, so there are few surprises. Once sponsorship is secured, teams are free to purchase necessary materials. Repair Affair supplies drinks, lunch, T-shirts and can help with ladders and other needs.
To volunteer or for information on sponsoring a team, call Pam Stone at (502) 719-7130 or Butch Rice at (502) 719-7134.
Bistro Le Relais Joins Louisville Originals
The Louisville Originals has announced Bistro Le Relais as its newest addition, and the Bowman Field restaurant is now accepting the Louisville Originals Rewards Card, the frequent diner card that rewards customers for dining at Louisville Originals restaurants.
When a card-carrying patron dines at any participating restaurant, they receive one point for each dollar spent. When 150 points are accumulated, the patron’s card is automatically credited $10, which can be used on the next Louisville Originals visit or stored on the card while accumulating more points. Patrons can receive up to 500 points per visit, and redeem up to $100 per visit. The first Tuesday of the month is Double Points Tuesday when patrons automatically receive double points for dining at a Louisville Originals restaurant. Over 15,000 patrons have signed up for the program since it began in March 2009.
“We now have 40 restaurants in Louisville Originals,” says Maggie de la Torre, owner of De la Torre’s and La Bodega, and president of Louisville Originals. “We’re proud to have such a large group of excellent independent restaurateurs.”
Restaurants are eligible to join every six months. Patrons can sign up for a free card at any Louisville Originals restaurant. For more information and a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.louisvilleoriginals.com.
Warheim Park Memorial Paver Stones
This year’s deadline for ordering a Warheim Park Memorial Paver Stone is drawing near. The paver stones are a unique way to commemorate a friend, a family member or an occasion, while helping to preserve the neighborhood park at 1832 Overlook Terrace. A tax-deductible contribution will go to the upkeep and improvement of Warheim Park, which is supported solely by donations, grants and the work of many volunteers.
For more information on Warheim Park, visit www.warheimpark.com.