Labor Day Festivities September 1
Don’t miss the 79th Annual Labor Day Parade and Fall Festival at Memory Square Park. The fun begins on Main street with The Children’s Pet Parade at 9 am and the Parade at 10. Over at the Park they’re talking Pie and Pancakes. Lots of children’s activities, food and craft vendors, live music and free swimming all day. Meanwhile in the Cultural Center, the Louisville Arts Association is holding their National Fine Arts Show. What a great way to say good-bye to summer.
First Friday is September 5
Enjoy the variety of art shows, artists receptions and great food, drink and entertainment up and down Main and Front streets.
Group Art Show
The Art Underground Gallery
901 Front Street
September 5 – 7
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Featuring the works of artists Chris Cain, Megan Morgan, Christy Vonderlack, Justin Deistin and Leah Bradley. Refreshments will be served. The Art Underground also announces a new partnership with Louisville Artists Cohousing and Boulder County to develop an “Arts Village” on 13 acres along Highway 42 just north of Boulder Road. The Arts Village will have a 210 seat theater, shared studio and living spaces and performance spaces. Construction is expected to being in 2015.
Six Artist Ceramic Show
Creations Gallery at By Chance
920 Main St.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Judi Mitchell, Colorado’s master of alternative firing techniques, headlines a show on the gallery patio that features six ceramists. Her animal banks and Raku animal sculptures are collectible treasures. You’ll discover pottery, garden sculpture, and jewelry, as well as the purely decorative at this 1-day only show. There will be a 10% discount on all ceramic art sales during the show.
2014 Family Wellness Weekend
Louisville Wellness Center
921 Main St.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
All day long the Center will be celebrating health for the whole family with fun filled activities that kick off with Family Yoga at 10 am. Gretchen Heine, from Pollination Planet, will be the keynote speaker at 11 am. Then spend the day doing some bodywork, or learn about back to school healthy lunch tips, and family wellness packages. There’ll be Henna tattoos, hula hoops, music and more. Visit the Center’s new garden or pick up some wholesome veggies at the Louisville Elementary School Children’s Farmer’s Market. And it’s all FREE. Visit www.louisvillewellcenter.com for more information
Jazz House Concert
MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography Studio
908 Main St.
This 4th House concert features the Brad Upton Quartet with Brad Upton on trumpet, Eric Gunnison, keyboards, Paul McDaniel, bass and Matt Houston on drums and of course MaryLynn as guest vocalist. These concerts strive to bring the very best Jazz to Louisville and are very well attended so please RSVP to reserve seating. http://tinyurl.com/kddgz9h
Charity Pub Crawl and Raffle
3:00 – 6:00 pm
The Bottoms Up Pub Crawl is a fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Participants will meet up at Staufer Team Real Estate (932 Main St.) to pick up their pub crawl packet. They can then visit as many of the participating pubs, bars, and breweries as possible. By 6:00 pm all participants will return to Staufer to retrieve their final drink and participate in a raffle. Join the fun and contribute to a great cause. To register and for more information check out https://www.facebook.com/BottomsUpCharityPubCrawl
Public Library Offerings
951 Main St.
As always check the library website for a full schedule of events. www.louisville-library.org
Historic Walking Tours
Main Street Stories
Louisville Historical Museum
Meet at the front steps of the Library for this insightful historical tour led by Anne Robinson of the Louisville Historical Commission. The tour will focus on the history of the downtown commercial district in the areas of Main and Front streets. Suggested donation to the Louisville Historical Commission is $5 per person.
Museum Brown Bag
Making the Replica of Historic Louisville
Library Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Preview the photos of this unique model of our town and learn why Richard DelPizzo became interested in making a replica of downtown Louisville and how he made the building reproductions. The replica itself will be available for the public to view at the Louisville Historical Museum starting on Friday, October 3. Participants are welcome to bring their lunches and join in the informal discussion.
On the Same Page Series
Explore the Human Microbiome
Lafayette Public Library
To kick off this year’s On The Same Page programming, Dr. Rob Knight of the BioFrontiers Institute at CU, will talk about the human microbiome project and the discoveries being made that demonstrate the role our microorganisms play in human health, nutrition, immunity, and disease.
Pandora’s Lunch Box Book Discussion
September 14, 24
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Join friends, family, and community members to discuss this year's On the Same Page book selection, Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. Sounds yummy.
Pathways to Success Series
Strengthening Your Child’s Reading Skills and Confidence
Library Meeting Room
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Bring your elementary-age children, a fun book, and learn effective strategies for improving your child’s reading skills and confidence. Presented by Boulder Psychological Services.