Winter’s coming and Boulder Creek Events’ WinterSkate is already breaking ground and scheduled to open November 15. Look for the beloved Carriage Rides starting November 29. And you might see the installers of our new beautiful holiday lights downtown, starting to adorn the streets with more dazzle this year. If you check the local papers in November, you’ll see the Downtown Louisville Holiday ad. And if you check our website near Thanksgiving, you’ll see an all new look and feel! All courtesy of the Street Faire, which is brought to you by the Downtown Business Association.
Last but not least Don’t Forget To Vote!
Don’t forget to shop local on Small Business Saturday, November 29 for all your unique holiday gifts (and some for you too). The downtown shops have extended their hours and most will be open late on Thursday nights and on Sundays. Check their websites for all the details.
First Friday Art Walk festivities on November 7
Brought to you by the Louisville Arts District. Check their website for complete details.
Creative Framing Gallery
916 Main St.
6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Gallery will feature artists Michelle Phillip, Sheri Farabaugh, Tammy Sliz and Andy Schwartz at a reception showcasing their talented works. Live music by Adam Revell rounds out the night. Be sure to check it out. The exhibit runs through January 24.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Gifted Hands Gallery
844 Main St.
Stop by the ceremony and explore the vast array of Southwest and Native American Art, decor, and gorgeous turquoise jewelry. Gifted Hands re-opened in May under the new management of Amy Howard. Amy is a jewelry designer as well, and offers limited jewelry repairs done in her home studio during hours the store is closed. Gifted Hands has also expanded offerings from local artists. For more information, check the web site at www.giftedhandsgalleryco.com or give them a call at 303-725-3327.
Operation Boot Drive
728 Front St., Suite B
Lindalee Schwinnen at Shelter Insurance is holding a Boot Drive to help the homeless stay warm this winter. The Samaritan House is in need of warm winter boots for women and men. Bring boot donations to the office anytime between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. No steel toe boots please. Share the warmth.
National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo) Kickoff meeting
Library Meeting Room
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Want to write a book? November is National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo) and with support from the NaNoWriMo community, the Louisville Public Library and Cultural Council, you could complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days! The ‘Come Write In’ program is for those aspiring authors who need a kickstart. Each Wednesday in November, the Library will host inspirational networking meetings for writers to share ideas and support one another. Go get famous.
Fall Members Show and
Holiday Art Sale
Louisville Arts Association
Louisville Recreation Center
900 W. Via Apia Way
November 12 – 16
Once again the Louisville Arts Association will present its annual holiday show featuring arts and crafts by LAA members. The Opening Reception is November 15 and open to the public. Fine arts, photography, pottery and jewelry and sculpture will be featured and make great holiday gifts.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Coal Creek Theater
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
November 1 – 8
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew. Lyrics and music by David Nehls, Book by Betsy Kelso. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. Not recommended for kids under 14.
Public Library Offerings
951 Main St.
As always check the library website for a full schedule of events. www.louisville-library.org
Birding Boulder County
Through the Seasons
Library Meeting Room
This program will explore where to find and how to identify some of the birds that call Boulder County home. You will hear about the many challenges that birds face and how they adapt. The seasonal story of birds in Boulder County will take you through an amazing range of ecosystems and habitats and will introduce you to the wide range of Boulder County Open Space properties. You will also hear about some of the migratory birds that return to or pass through Boulder County during the year. All ages welcome. Presented by Boulder County Parks & Open Space volunteer naturalists Vicki Braunagel and Leslie Larson.
Library Meeting Room
6:30 – 7:30 pm
What is Mindful Meditation and how can you benefit from it? Mindful meditation has been proven to be valuable for one’s physical and emotional health and to bring about a greater sense of happiness. Some of the areas it helps with are: reducing anxiety and worry, helping deal with pain, reducing the mind chatter in one’s daily life, and helping become a more focused and centered individual. Taught by Jill Kranitz, BFA, MA, CHHC, this session will help you learn more about the practice, and how it can improve the quality of your life.
Pathways to Success:
Library Meeting Room
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Learn how to help your child avoid becoming a perpetual adolescent who never leaves home. Facilitators: Jeremy Dion, LPC; Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC; Lesley Cunningham, LPC.
Holiday Pie Time and Afternoon Tea
700 Main St.
Nobody makes pie like The Huck, especially when its holiday pie! It’s time to place your order for these delicious goodies, holiday cakes and new this year, homemade ice cream made by sister restaurant, The Chautauqua Dining Hall. Call 303-666-8020 or stop by to place your order.
Holiday afternoon tea starts Monday, November 24 – Sunday, January 4th. This very “civilized” event includes a holiday, three-tiered assortment of sweet & savory pastries, scones, tea sandwiches, sweet cakes & a pot of premium tea. All baked fresh daily. Cost is $18 per guest, $10.95 for children under 9. 24-hour advance reservations are requested. Make reservations online or call, 303-666-8020.
Zucca Italian Restaurant
808 Main St.
November 14 – 22
Once again, Zucca will be participating in FirstBite Boulder, November 14-22. Enjoy a special 3-course dinner for $27 per guest. FirstBite Boulder is an annual event highlighting Boulder’s dining scene. More that 50 restaurants participate. For this year’s menu visit zuccalouisville.com/events/first-bite-boulder/.