Calendar for Peacemakers

peacedove eventsThis calendar is as comprehensive as we can make it. The ways and means of peacemaking include advocacy, witnessing, service, organizing, financial support, teaching & learning, and prayer & mediation.  This calendar presents many examples of all these and we hope you find inspiring and useful.

Please e-mail us information about your peace and justice events to calendar.peace@gmail.com by the first Wednesday of the month.

Dec 1 to Dec 30 » AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR. Muhammad Ali Center. Our family-friendly interactive exhibit explores the diversity of Muslim cultures in our community, country, and the world. Experience art, architecture, travel, trade, design and more. Visit http://www.alicenter.org.

Dec 1 to Jan 31 » SACK LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS. Wayside Christian Mission. Open every day. Help us assemble sack lunches for men and women who are working and away from the Mission at mealtimes. Sack lunches are also used by our Good Samaritan Patrol. Visit http://wcm1.weebly.com.

Dec 1 to Jan 31 » THE WORLD’S MAJOR RIVERS. The Crane House. Compare three of the world’s major rivers: Ganges, Yangtze, and Ohio. Learn more about their influence on the history and culture of their respective countries. Visit http://www.cranehouse.org.

Dec 1 & Jan 6 (Sat) » INTERFAITH SILENT MEDITATION. Every first Saturday. 9:30AM. Brief meditation instruction and longer periods of silence, interspersed with opportunities for walking meditation. Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924 Newburg Road. Call 502-452-2749 for information. Visit http://earthandspiritcenter.org/.

Dec 1 (Sat) » LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons. Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayors-healthy-hometown-movement/services/healthy-eating.

Dec 1 (Sat) » PRESERVE OUR URBAN FORESTS. Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Almost every Saturday. Our tasks include invasive plant removal, mulching, painting or general park beautification in our various Olmsted parks and parkways. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Be sure to sign-up before coming out. Visit http://www.olmstedparks.org.

Dec 1 (Sat) » HELP BUILD A HOME. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. Almost every Saturday. Work alongside our sweat-equity families. Ask about our non-construction opportunities too. Visit https://louisvillehabitat.org.

Dec 1 (Sat) » CANVASS NEIGHBORHOODS FOR FRESH FOOD. Saturdays and Sundays. Join us any time. Fresh Stop Project volunteers take orders door to door for locally grown fruits and vegetables. Visit http://newrootsproduce.org.

Dec 2 (Sun) » COMMUNITY COMPOSTING. UofL Belknap Campus. Every Sunday, Noon to 2PM. Help us turn trash to treasure. Haul home some rich compost for your garden. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Visit http://louisville.edu/sustainability.

Dec 2 & Jan 5 (Sun) » “AIM HIGHER” focusing on military counter-recruitment. Every first Sunday at 7 PM. Discuss conscientious objection, military recruitment, and the possibility for high school students to “opt out” of having their names given to recruiters. Call Jim Johnson, 262-0148 or e-mail FORnonviolence@gmail.com.

Dec 3 to 10 » TIBETAN SACRED SAND MANDALA. Bellarmine University, 10AM and 5PM. Performed by Monks of Drepung Gomang Monestary. Visit http://merton.org.

Dec 3 & Jan 7 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY RACIAL JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 1ST Monday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for racial justice and equity. Learn and share. Visit https://www. kftc.org.

Dec 4 (Tues) » GLOBAL TRIVIA NIGHT. World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, 7PM. Learn more about our world and make friends. Visit https://www.worldkentucky.org.

Dec 4 (Tues) » CONSOLING PARENTS. Meeting at First Lutheran Church every Tuesday at 6:30PM. Meet others who know the loss of miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death. Call 629-2103 for more information.

Dec 4 (Tues) » REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHALLENGES, REAL SOLUTIONS. Volunteers of America Family Emergency Shelter, morning and evening sessions. One-hour interactive tour of VOA’s work and programs for self-determination. Call 636-4660 to RSVP.

Dec 5 & Jan 2 (Wed) » VOLUNTEER FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES. Catholic Charites, 5:30pm. First Wednesday every month. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and family assistance efforts. Visit http://cclou.org.

Dec 5 & Jan 2 (Wed) » THE LOUISVILLE SUSTAINABILITY FORUM. Every first Wednesday. Sustainability and relationships that create a community for change. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1:45 PM, Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924 Newburg Road.

Dec 6 (Thurs) » KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. First & Third Thursdays, 5:30PM, Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow, 636-1551.

Dec 8 & Jan 12 (Sat) » EARTHSAVE OF LOUISVILLE. Crescent Hill Ministries, 6PM to 8PM. Every 2nd Saturday. Discuss healthy food and behavior change. Bring a plant-based dish and share your recipe. Mix, mingle, music. Call 299-9520 for more information.

Dec 8 & Jan 12 (Sat) » CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY. Crescent Hill Public Library, Noon. Every 2nd Saturday. Help plan efforts to lobby for state legislation to combat climate change. Contact Jean at jmchri@gmail.com or call 502 634-3114.

Dec 9 & Jan 13 (Sun) » VIGIL FOR PEACE. Louisville Peace Action Committee (LPAC) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 168, 4PM to 5PM. Every 2nd Sunday. Bardstown Rd. at Douglas Blvd. Bring a sign. Remember those suffering from conflicts in the Middle East. For more information, call Harold Trainer, 502-419-4083.

Dec 9 & Jan 13 (Sun) » THE NONVIOLENT CITIES PROJECT. Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, every 2nd Sunday at 2:30PM. Help us spread and apply the principles of non-violent action here and now. Call 812-280-0665 or email rodwsm@gmail.com for more information.

Dec 10 & Jan 14 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for community environmental concerns. Learn and share. Visit https://www.kftc.org.

Dec 11 & Jan 8 (Tues) » MOVIMENIENTO DE MUJERES LATINA — LATINA WOMEN’S MOVEMENT, La Casita Center, Every second Tuesday, 5:30PM. Network, mentor, find friends and share. Call 322-4036 for more information.

Dec 11 & Jan 8 (Tues) » AMERICANA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6pm, Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday. Help bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Visit http://americanacc.org.

Dec 12 & Jan 9 (Wed) » Y-NOW CHILDREN OF PRISONERS MENTORING. Join us for a tour of YMCA Safe Place. 2nd Wednesday each month. Learn how you can help break the cycle through mentoring and encouragement. RSVP to 635-5233.

Dec 12 & Jan 9 (Wed) » LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call, 329-0111.

Dec 12 & Jan 9 (Wed) » COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit http:// compassionatelouisville.weebky.com for more information.

Dec 12 & 13 » NCBI TRAINING IN PREJUDICE REDUCTION. Peace Education Program, 8:30AM to 4PM. Learn to build on what people have in common while also honoring their positive cultural differences. Visit https://peaceeducationprogram.org.

Dec 13 & Jan 10 (Thurs) » EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday. Join our community-wide effort to improve reading skills. Visit https://apps.jefferson. kyschools.us/vounteer.

Dec 14 & Jan 11 (Fri) » A GLIMPSE OF ETERNITY. The Louisville Astronomical Society at dusk in Tom Sawyer Park. Every 2nd Friday weather permitting. Look through telescopes at planets, our moon, stars, double stars, the Orion nebula, and other wonders. Visit http://www.louisville-astro.org/.

Dec 15 & Jan 15 » GROWING FOOD AND COMMUNITY. 15 Thousand Farmers at Dismas Charities St. Ann’s on Algonquin Pkwy, the 15th of every month. Share ideas and experiences about growing your own food. Taste samples. Visit http://www.15thousandfarmers.com.

Dec17 & Jan 21 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRACY TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 3rd Monday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for boosting citizen participation and advocacy. Learn and share. Visit https://www.kftc.org.

Dec 18 & Jan 15 (Tues) » WEST JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE. Meeting at the NIA Center every 3rd Tuesday at 6PM. Help us examine and assess community environmental concerns. Call 852-4609 for more information.

Dec 19 & Jan 18 (Wed) » JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE. Highlands-Shelby Park Public Library. Every third Wednesday. Help us plan for future and assess our accomplishments. Call 502-553-6451 or e-mail barbaraberman2@gmail.com.

Dec 19 & Jan 16 (Wed) » JEFFERSON COUNTY ECONOMIC JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for equitable development, affordable housing and healthcare, and participatory budgeting. Learn and share. Visit https://www.kftc.org.

Dec 20 (Thurs) » DEADLINE FOR THE FEB. ISSUE OF FORsooth. Every third Thursday. Email articles to adamkhayat10@gmail.com

Dec 20 (Thurs) » CHAT WITH POLICE. 6PM. Open dialogue with police officers. Meeting places rotate month to month. Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/events.

Dec 20 & Jan 17 (Thurs) » MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT & ADVOCACY. NAMI Louisville every third Thursday at 3PM. Also Saturdays and Sundays. Support for families. Draw on years of experience. Visit http://www.namilouisville.org.

Dec 20 & Jan 17 (Thurs) » COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN (CASA). Orientation, Noon to 1PM. Learn how you can help defend the rights of abused and neglected children in our community. Call 595-4911 to RSVP.

Dec 20 & Jan 17 (Thurs) » LEARNING DIFFERENCES SUPPORT & ADVOCACY. Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky every third Thursday at 7PM. Support for individuals and families. Call 473- 1256 for more information.

Jan 3 (Thurs) » DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS CALENDAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF FORsooth. Every first Thursday. Please email calendar.peace@gmail.com

Jan 17 (Thurs) » FORsooth LABELING PARTY. Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. 6:30 PM. Every 3rd Thursday. We need volunteers! Many hands make light work, and the opposite is also true! So please join us if you can. Call 451-5658 for more information.

Jan 17 (Thurs) » DEADLINE FOR THE MARCH ISSUE OF FORsooth. Every third Thursday. Email articles to adamkhayat10@gmail.com

Jan 22 (Tues) » FREE NONPROFIT START-UP CLINIC. Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 3PM. Every 4th Tuesday. Learn the fundamentals, avoid pitfalls, and find direction. Visit http://www.cnpe.org.

Jan 28 (Tues) » KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit http://kyrm.org.

OUT OF TOWN

Dec 3 & Jan 7 (Mon) » KENTUCKY MIGRANT NETWORK COALITION. Lexington KY at the Cardinal Valley Center, 12PM. Every 1st Monday. Get better acquainted with Kentucky’s immigrant and refugee families. For more info, call 859-258-3824.

Dec 4 to Jan 29 » FAIRNESS MEETINGS. ACLU of Kentucky. Help us promote LGBT Rights in Kentucky and join our meeting in Versailles, Georgetown, Frankfort, Bowling Green, Berea, and Shelbyville. Visit http://www.aclu-ky.org.

Dec 6 (Thurs) » INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE. Lexington, KY at West Main and Broadway, 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Every Thursday. For more information, visit http://www.peaceandjusticeky.org.

Jan 17 (Thurs) » ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUP. KSU Research Farm, Frankfort, KY. Every third Thursday. Participate in efforts to develop local food economies with the Community Farm Alliance and others. https://kysu.edu/academics/ cafsss/organic-agriculture-working-group/about-organic-agriculture working-group/.

AT THE LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Visit http://www.lfpl.org for more information.

Dec 1 (Sat) » ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois & Newburg Public Library Branches, 3PM. Also South Central on Mondays and Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM.

Dec 3 (Mon) » BASIC SPANISH. South Central Public Library, 6:30PM. Every Monday. Learn to use the basic tools of the language.

Dec 3 (Mon) » GIRLS’ STEAM CLUB. Southwest Public Library, 6:30PM. Learn to code and try something new like programming robots or designing a 3D object.

Dec 4 (Tues) » HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSIONS. Newburg Public Library, every first Tuesday, 6:30 PM. Discuss books on personal efforts.

Dec 5 (Wed) » MEETING OF THE MINDS. Crescent Hill Public Library, 7PM. Discuss current topics with your friends and neighbors.

Dec 6 (Thurs) » CITIZENSHIP CLASS. Iroquois Public Library, 11AM. Every Thursday. Instruction by Kentucky Refugee Ministries