24th Annual Winter Festival!

Many heartfelt thanks to the entire community for being part of our annual Winter Festival! You donated hats and gloves, toys for the teens and kids, your time decorating and helping at the event, and more. Volunteers and donations came from organizations all across Louisville–WAVE3, WHAS11, Humana, Mercy Academy, Legal Aid Society, Family Health Centers, Glenview Trust, the de Paul School, UPS, St. Margaret Mary, Bullitt East High School, St. X, and so many more! We could not have done it without you!

Thank you!
Thank you!

Americana’s 24th annual Winter Festival is a special evening for the families of Americana to get family portraits, play games, decorate cookies, and visit Santa. Nearly 500 participants will be part of this event on Friday, December 19th from 5:00pm-8:00pm, and we need your help!

We are looking for donations of gifts, hats, and gloves for the families to make this winter enjoyable for them!

All donations are tax-deductible.

 

Gift Guidelines:

  • New and unwrapped
  • For kids and youth ages 5-high school
  • Gift value no more than $10
  • No war-related or violent toys
  • No religious toys or books
  • Please include batteries if not provided
  • Please remove price tag
  • Drop off at Americana Community Center by December 17th

Gift Ideas:

  • Volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls, sportwear
  • Flash drives, headphones, CD and MP3 players
  • Games (especially Connect 4 and chess)
  • Craft kits
  • Tubes of henna
  • Family-friendly DVDs
  • Purses, scarves, jewelry
  • Giftcards (i.e. iTunes and McDonald’s)
  • Barbie dolls and other dolls
  • Toy cars
  • Nail polish or make-up kits
  • Hats and gloves (for all ages!)

 

Interested in hosting a donation drive at your local school, business, or other organization? Feel free to do so! Contact heather@americanacc.org with any questions.

Interested in volunteering at the event? Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information: http://americanacc.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/ or email volunteering@americanacc.org.

 

Donations can be dropped off at the front office of Americana Community Center (4801 Southside Dr. Louisville, KY 40214) and will be accepted until December 17th. Call (502)366-7813 for more information.

Thank you for making our Winter Festival possible!
Thank you for making our Winter Festival possible!

The 24th Americana World Festival in Review

The Americana Community Center would like to thank each and every one of you for making this a memorable year!

This year we had amazing performances by The Monarchs, Appalatin, Swing ’39, Keltricity, Alma Gitana,The Afrophysicists, Patrick Stanley, Misha Feigin, Hot Brown Smackdown, Sipan, Flamenco Louisville, Louisville Old Time Square Association, Bhutanese Nepali Dancers, Ruric-Amari & Samovar Dance Co., and Al Hamsa Belly Dance.

The food vendors provided us with delicious food from all over the world. The craft vendors sold unique and lovely trinkets, instruments, housewares, and jewelry. Our community partners supplied attendees with very useful information about services they offer.  Lastly, I would like to thank the many volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help set up, take down, and work in the Kids Zone. The 24th Americana World Festival would not have been the same without all of you there, so thank you!

 

And thank you to Art Hoffman for putting together this lovely video of the festival. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our New Blog!

Even though our site has been inactive, Fiberworks has been busier than ever! In December, Lauren joined Americana’s team as the new Fiberworks Coordinator. Since then, we’ve been busy organizing the classroom space, setting up a new store, recruiting new members, and practicing the fiber arts.

Fiberworks classes are now held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1pm-3pm in the Art Room at Americana Community Center

We hope you’ll check back here often to see what Americana Fiberworks is up to. A few upcoming events that we are excited about are Denim Day, visiting guest artists, working on a group quilting project, and the Buy Local First Fair. This spring will be full for the Americana Fiberworks and we are excited to share it with you.

If you would like to get involved with Americana Fiberworks, please call Lauren at 502-366-7813 or e-mail her at laurenh@americanacc.org.