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Chef Deb

Mountain High is Cookin’
Meet chef Deb, executive chef at Downtown’s amazing Mountain High Appliance – DO NOT buy your appliances anywhere else! Chef Deb, full name Deborrah Traylor, conducts cooking classes, seminars, use and care classes and caters for Mountain High events. Sign up for a class and enjoy the Chef Deb experience!

Cat of the Month

Downtown Cat of the Month
Celebrate Animal of the Month Diversity! Meet Bogie, an eight year old female rescued from the mean streets of Lakewood by owner Scott Devereaux. Scott and Bogie can be found enjoying the 900 block of LaFarge. Make sure to say hi!

Winter Skate is Now Open and so are the Carriage Rides
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 12 – 3 pm
December 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

First Friday Art Walk
Will be on December 9 this year with all the art galleries, restaurants and local shop owners participating in the festivities. More information on or check out Arts Hub new website,

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Downtown Louisville is Crazy with Holiday Happiness. Joyful Season’s Greetings to Everyone!

Carriage Rides

Parade of Lights... and a whole bunch of other stuff on DECEMBER 2

Main Street
7 pm
Don’t miss the annual Parade of Lights sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. It’s a great way to start the Holiday season in Downtown Louisville. Visits with Santa, local choirs and lots of other exciting activities abound, not to mention all the shopping and dining experiences awaiting you.

And while you’re at it, make sure and attend the

OPEN HOUSE at the Historical Museum

5:30 – 8 pm
Stop by the Museum to view the Rex Theatre movie curtain that was created during the silent movie era in the 1920’s. It displays ads for 22 downtown Louisville businesses on its canvas. That should be something to see!

Or stop by the

Annual Holiday Sale Show

Anthony Grant Studio
917 Front St.
5 – 9 pm

The studio will host a reception and feature 30% off selected paintings all month.

Or the...

Book Signing Reception
Louisville: At Home in a Small Town

The Book Cellar
724 Main Street
6 – 8 pm

Local photographers Wayne Lee and Maggie Snyder will be available to sign their book and talk about how they worked closely with the Louisville Historical Museum and local citizens to put together this 184-page collection of photography that explores Louisville’s rich history and themes of family, community and celebration. The event is free and open to the public.

And don’t forget...

The Open House at Achtermann Chiropractic and Massage

600 Main Street
5 – 7 pm

Hot cocoa and cookies are waiting for you!!

But before all that, kick off December with
The Holidaze Celebration

December 1
Yoga Junction
908 Main St
6 pm

The evening includes a free yoga class, a trunk show with Green Eyed Sol and one night only discounts, raffle, treats and more. Then on December 10 join author and women’s yoga teacher, Sara Stover for a workshop based on the teachings outlined in her book, The Way of the Happy Woman. The workshop features women’s yin and vinyasa yoga, insight meditation, journaling, group practices, and lifestyle secrets to help you feel more energy and a greater ease of body and mind.

Holiday Fundraising Gala

December 3
Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA)
Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut St., Boulder
3:15 pm showtime
5:30 pm Holiday Party and Silent Auction

This holiday fundraiser includes a private showing of the frequently sold-out play, Santaland Diaries written by David Sedaris by the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company. Afterward there will be food, drinks, live music with Jon Sousa and a Silent Auction of locally donated items. ITEA runs a non-profit clinic in Louisville that provides a free acupuncture clinic for Veterans and their families, as well as reduced-cost treatments for students and Veterans with Classical Five Element Acupuncture. Contact ITEA at 720-890-1577 for further information.

Dino Days

December 3
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
10 am

Hosted by the Louisville Cultural Center, this day for the kids is devoted to dinosaurs. Who doesn’t like a good dinosaur, after all? Events include a reading of Snowmastodon! Snow Day Adventure by Colorado author Aimee White Beazley, a DINO-MAZING presentation all about the world’s coolest creatures by paleontologist Tara Lepore of CU’s Museum of Natural History, and a STEG-A-RIFFIC art project led by local arts organization The Art Underground.

Coffeehouse Concert Series:
Moors and McCumber

December 9
7:30 pm

James Moors and Kort McCumber have been performing and writing together since 2005. Their magic folk style combines great vocals with acoustic guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, bass, cello, dobro and a bunch of other instruments we don’t have room for.

$12 for adults; $8 seniors and kids under 15.

Easy High End Holiday Appetizers

December 6
Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine St.
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Need a Holiday entertaining face lift? Chef Deb is at it again with Homemade Ricotta, both savory and sweet that will WOW your crowd! Spiced Nuts as well as Arancini with Romesco Sauce will definitely be a new favorite. Then there’s Dates stuffed with toasted walnuts, local honey and Roaring 40’s Blue. Ever thought of Potted Crab with Handmade Crackers or Chilled Beet Shooters with Crème Fraiche? Continue to shake your head with amazement and join the cooking FUN and the Holiday Spirit!

Cost is $20 and advanced registration is required. Contact Barbara at 303-951-0524.

Brown Bag: Louisville and its History of Relocating Buildings

Louisville Public Library
December 6
12 noon

Architect Heather Lewis, author of Here Today and There Tomorrow: Louisville and Its History of Relocating Buildings will talk about why buildings were moved around, how it was done, and how owners can try to identify these buildings with their interesting histories.

December 10
12 – 3 pm
Don’t miss the Library’s annual Holiday Reception. Check out the Holiday Traditions Unveiled. Learn about the origins of a wide variety of Holiday traditions and examine how they evolved over time.

December 13
4 pm
The Singin’ Seniors will present their annual concert of Holiday melodies.

December 14
7 pm

Bring the kids to The Polar Express Story Time. There will be crafts and hot chocolate afterward.

Check the Library website for schedules and details.

Holiday Open House

December 9
Ville de Luxe
909 Main Street
10:30 am – 9 pm (extended hours)

This fabulous Open House will feature a trunk show from Delphinium Designs. You’re sure to find something very special for your very special loved ones here... with free gift wrapping, of course. Or shop online at the newly launched website, Time to start checking things off your holiday lists!

Benefit the Art Underground Day

December 17
12 noon – 9 pm
The Loco Yo and the Art Underground
917 Front Street

Come in and enjoy the frozen yogurt while showing support for a fantastic non-profit group that brings wonderful programs and opportunities to the residents of Louisville and beyond. 20% of sales will be donated to the organization. Art Underground will hold its Winter Dance Concert featuring more than 100 dancers in two shows.

The Fork. A social Lab.

Spicy Spice Class

December 8
639 Main St
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join Boulder’s Savory Spice Shop owner Dan Hayward for a lesson in curries. The presentation will be followed by an all-natural buffet from Indulge Bakery. This is part of FORK’s Foodie Fun Adventures series and is priced at $25.

Chef’s Dinner
All Organic, Farm to Table

December 15
Chefs Susanna Minichiello and Chelsea Jowell

This wonderful Holiday experience will include three courses and wine pairings from Bookcliff Vineyards. Cost is $50 per person plus $18 for the wine.

HO-HO-HO- New Businesses

Imperial Fez

820 Main St
Did anyone say Belly Dancing? How about taking your shoes off and sitting on the floor? When you walk into the new Imperial Fez you will be transported to another world of Moroccan delight. Chef Zak Tadlaoui (former owner of Kasbah) along with Executive Chef’s Rita and Rafih Bennjelloun (founder of Mattam Fez in 1975 and current owners of Imperial Fez in Atlanta, GA) offer a unique culinary and dining experience to be enjoyed for a special occasion or simply a great meal.

The restaurant serves Mediterranean tapas for lunch (Monday – Friday 11am to 2:30 pm), and a great authentic Moroccan dinner and show (7 nights a week from 5 to 10 pm). There’s also a late night happy hour (Thursday – Saturday 10 pm to midnight). Go and enjoy. And don’t forget your shoes on the way out.

Main Street Trading Company

820 Main St., Lower Level
Main Street Trading Co. is a retail venue offering a wide variety of charming vintage goods, and original and vibrant freshwater pearl designs. A labor of love for Kim Carmichael, Holly Koehn, Paula Shore, Chelsy Fling, and Ryan Zanotti, the store features HodgePodge Garage Vintage an ElliRae Pearls. Stop by and take a look at all the unique and interesting gift ideas.

Hours of business:
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00
Sunday 11:00 – 4:00
closed Mondays
Open until 8:00 Tuesday – Saturday during the holidays and in the summer.

For further information call 303.284.8662

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