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Downtown Dialogue - What's Up Downtown


Rebecca De La Vega

Investment Diva
A contradiction in terms? Nope. Meet Rebecca De La Vega, Office Administrator at Edward Jones by day and lead vocalist for Stubborn Gray at night. Affectionately known as “Pipes” because of her vocal prowess, Rebecca is one of those people that make Historic Downtown a great place to be.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog of the Month
The lovely standard Poodle pictured above is CiCi, the official greeter and mascot at Creations Art and Gifts and 940 Main Steet. Caretaker Tom Parsons rescued CiCi from a bad news breeder eight years ago. Stop in and say hello to Cici, Tom and Vickey.

Letter from
Creations Arts & Gifts

Thank you Louisville! Our first half-year is behind us. Neighboring businesses have welcomed us as siblings. The staff at the City have been gracious and helpful. Our special thanks to Deb Krueger and Mark Zaremba of the DBA. Everyone's support has enabled us to mine the extraordinary artistic talent in the Louisville region and adhere to the high standards of our business model. Sign up for our twice-monthly eNewsletter at to learn of upcoming events. Thank you all. Tom Parsons and Vickey Swenson, co-proprietors 303-862-6866

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How many repeat resolutions did you make this year? We can tell you some of ours that seem to come up over and over again...

  1. Go to the gym more often
  2. Loose 10 pounds
  3. Drink more water, less other bad stuff
  4. Clean out the closets
  5. Clean out the garage
  6. Be kind to your fellow neighbor...

Ah well, we’ll try again this year.

Louisville Library Events

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

January 11
7:00 pm

Join volunteer naturalists from Boulder County Parks & Open Space for a fascinating look at eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Learn about their habitat and behaviors and how to identify common field marks.

Professor James White

Climate Change:
Where We Are Now and Where We are Going

January 25
7:00 pm

Professor James White, Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at CU Boulder, will review the basic science behind the Earth’s climate system, discuss how humans are impacting it, and put the current climate situation into the context of natural variability. White’s research primarily focuses on how and why climate changes have occurred in the past and how carbon dioxide moves between the atmosphere, ocean, and land plants.

Fork. A social Lab.

Nathan Miller Chocolate Series

January 17, February 22, March 15
639 Main St
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Nathan Miller, formerly the Head Pastry Chef at the renowned The Kitchen in Boulder, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and a Jean-Georges alum, will be sharing his expertise on and enthusiasm for chocolate. Attend one, two or all three of these exciting chocolate classes. $30 per class, or $81 for the series of three. Fifteen spots available.

Rolled Truffles Demo + Tasting
Tuesday, January 17
Includes a 4-pack of truffles to take home.

Filled Truffles Demo + Tasting
Wednesday, February 22
Includes a 4-pack of truffles to take home. 

Barks + Hand-Dipped Chocolate Demo + Tasting
Thursday, March 15
Includes Nathan's signature Everything Chocolate Bar to take home. 

Savory Spice Shop Classes

January 24: Vanilla
February 21: Middle Eastern

In each class, Savory Spice Shop Boulder owner, Dan Hayward, will teach about using spices to add interesting depth and incredible flavor to both sweet and savory cooking. He’ll present a brief history and tasting notes, followed by a dish tasting using those spices. You'll also receive spices to sample at home and a discount on your next (or first!) purchase at Savory Spice in Boulder. $20 single class/$35 for two. To reserve your spot, call 720.226.5291.

Also check on the FORK’S Chef Dinners in January. More info at

Mountain High Appliance

Chef Deb’s Healthy Snacks and Lunches

January 24
1130 Pine St.
5:30 – 7:30 pm
After the Holidays, a few pounds may have followed you home... what do you do to get on track for the New Year? Chef Deb includes her energetic and positive demonstration style with such items as butternut squash and kale tacos with mushroom salsa, pork tenderloin with cauliflower and potato puree as well as a variety of lettuce wraps. Fee is $20.

Registration: or 303-951-0524

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