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Don’t forget to check out the Downtown restaurants for fabulous Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo events and look no further than our local retailers for all kinds of unique Mother’s Day and graduation gift ideas.

Wis Holt

Look in the Garage
Meet Elizabeth Holt, but you can call her Wis – pronounced like Wisconsin. Wis is the owner of the stylish Design Garage at 820 Main Street in the Marketplace Building. A designer as well as a retailer, look for Wis’ work on the Marcia Ball poster this summer!

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog of the Month
Meet August, an 11 month old Golden Retriever. When caretaker Stacey was asked what August likes best about Historic Downtown, the answer was immediate and emphatic, “People!”

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Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Graduation, patios on deck, flower pots a’bloom, new stop sign on Pine and Front... It’s Spring. YAY!!!!

Art Walk May 4

First Friday Art Walk May 4

6:00 – 9:00 pm
The galleries and merchants of the Louisville Arts District present receptions and beautiful artwork and exhibits. Also check out the 13th Annual East County Artists Studio Tour, the weekends of May 5 – 6 and 12 – 13. Go to for complete information on studio and merchant participants and Art Walk and Studio Tour maps.

Creations Gallery of Fine Art and Gifts

940 Main St.
Safari Spring
Through May 26

Safari Spring, an African-inspired exhibit, features wildlife photography, ceramic East African wild animals, jewelry, engraved gourd art, painted silks, and masks. New art comes in weekly.

LA Coppersmith Studio and Gallery

915 Walnut Street at Main
s expanding its hours; check the website for more details.

A Night Circus...Razzle Dazzle 2012

Impact on Education

A Night Circus... Razzle Dazzle 2012
May 5

Louisville Community Park
Step inside the circus tent, filled with magic to benefit Impact on Education. Enjoy enchanting entertainment, drinks, and food. Meander through a garden of silent auction items, the proceeds to benefit Boulder Valley School District students. Imagine leaping between clouds without falling and knowing your help will secure the dreams of every student as they reach for the stars. Click here for more info or to purchase tickets.

Fork. A social lab.

639 Main Street
Cinco de Mayo Swine Dining
May 4

Chef Jake Gandolfo, a finalist from Fox’s hit show Masterchefs, will present a delectable 4-course menu featuring pork. The Chef will talk about his food philosophy and seasonal inspirations in this exciting and interesting event. A unique opportunity to enjoy the great food prepared by this warm, approachable talent who was voted America’s Favorite. Cost is $55 per person. Two seatings: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Call 720-226-5291 for reservations or online.

Louisville Library Events

Free and open to the public

Here Today and There Tomorrow: Louisville and its History of Relocating Buildings

May 7
7:00 – 8:00 pm

In honor of Preservation Month, Heather Lewis, member of the Louisville Historic Preservation Commission, 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. This talk is based on Heather's article in the Fall 2011 issue of The Louisville Historian. Contact Bridget Bacon, Louisville Historical Museum, 303-665-9048,

Princess Bride poster

Teen Movie Night, “The Princess Bride”

May 11
6:00 – 7:45 pm

Join the fun for the 25th anniversary of this new classic fairy tale complete with adventure, romance, pirates, an evil prince, and plenty of laughs, too. Directed by Rob Reiner. Refreshments will be served, so please pre-register. Contact Kriska Daltonhurst 303-335-4845 or


Wildflowers of Boulder County

May 15
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Presented by Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Join volunteer naturalists for a slide program to kick off the spring wildflower season! You’ll learn about the variety of wildflowers found in Boulder County, where and when to look for them, and some interesting facts about some of our native plants. Contact Aimee Schumm, 303-335-4809 or


Safari Spring: Wildlife Images of Kenya

May 17
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Award-winning photographer, Richard Seeley will talk about his experience traveling in East Africa and the unexpected and interesting things he encountered on the safari, such as being in the path of an elephant stampede and watching a pack of hyenas chase a leopard up a tree. The lecture will be followed by a stroll up to Creations Gallery to see Richard’s work. Contact Aimee Schumm, 303-335-4809 or

Louisville Wellness Center

921 Main St.
Energy Work and Yoga
May 4
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Learn about energy work and how to discern what yoga practice is right for you with Chris Capitelli, massage and energy practioner and folks from Yoga Junction. A donation of $5 is suggested. Sign up for Free Sampler Day, May 5.

Mountain High Appliance

Pre-Farmers Market Sneak Peek

1130 Pine St.
May 31
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Get the most out of the first Farmer’s Market of the season with Chef Deb’s menu line-up: Fried Green Tomatoes and Tarragon Vinaigrette, Spring Kale Salad with Haystack Feta and Citrus Vinaigrette and radishes three ways, salted, sautéed and as a soup. Complete it with Farmer John’s Local Wheat, Dark Quick Bread, and a Sunchoke Soup with crispy dark bread croutons. Local garlic will also be utilized. $20 advance registration: 303-951-0524, or

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