Meals on Wheels Offered
Highlands Community Ministries Senior Services delivers free meals to individuals ages 60 and over who live in ZIP codes 40204 and 40205. The meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. till noon. For more information, call Donna Douglas at (502) 459-0132.
October Seven-day Vacation to Savannah
Highlands Community Ministries is hosting a seven-day, six-night vacation, October 9 through 15, via Diamond Tours. The deluxe motor coach trip, leaving from Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, will include six nights’ lodging, six breakfasts, four dinners, and guided tours of historical Savannah, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Beaufort, S.C., Parris Island Marine Base, and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The cost is $509 per person (double) and $659 per person (single). For more information or to reserve your spot, call (502) 451-3695.
A New Name for Our Parks System
Frederick Law Olmsted believed that nature should be integrated into urban landscapes for the benefit of all people. His vision was brought to Louisville in the 1890s, and because of this our city has parks that improve property values, enhance the economy, support a healthy environment and provide gathering places for all residents.
Known as the father of American Landscape Architecture, Olmsted earned his title by designing projects such as Central Park in New York City and the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Our Louisville park system was the last public work of his long career. Olmsted retired in 1895, turning the firm over to his sons, whose work continued in Louisville for another half-century.
To promote the Frederick Law Olmsted vision for urban parks, and to remind Louisvillians of the value that these parks bring to our city, Olmsted Parks Conservancy is introducing a new name for the park system: “Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.” Now, Cherokee, Seneca, Tyler and Willow, along with the 14 other parks and six parkways designed by the Olmsted firm, will together bear the name of their creator, Frederick Law Olmsted.
Support may be provided to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy for their work in restoring, enhancing and preserving the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks by visiting www.olmstedparks.org.
Two Farmers’ Markets Open for Fifth Season
The St. Matthews Farmers’ Market, at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, is also in its fifth season, and runs each Saturday from 8 a.m. till noon through October 8. The St. Matthews market features local producers and weekly events including guest chef demonstrations and live music. A variety of prepared food is available for purchase, with shaded picnic tables for seating. Visit www.smfarmersmarket.com for more information.
Writing Contests for Women Now Open
Women Who Write, Inc., a Louisville-based writing organization, invites all women writers to enter the organization’s two annual writing contests.
The Calliope Poetry and Short Prose Contest will award $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. The winners’ works will be published in Calliope, the group’s annual anthology, and each winner will receive five copies of the book. Entries must be previously unpublished; prose entries must not exceed 3,000 words. The contest deadline is June 30, 2011.
Writers who have a favorite holiday recipe and a great original story or poem to go with it are encouraged to enter the “Home for the Holidays” Cookbook Stories and Recipes Contest. Prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. Winners will also receive a copy of the cookbook. Each recipe and story must reflect the holiday theme; the story or poem cannot exceed 350 words. The contest deadline is July 31, 2011.
Both contests are open to women writers 18 years or older. The entry fee is $10 for each submission. Guidelines can be found at www.womenwhowrite.com.
Women Who Write is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to welcome, educate, support and encourage women writers and those who aspire to write. Women interested in writing, in any genre, at any level, are invited to attend the group’s monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Highlands-Shelby Park Library in Mid City Mall.