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Mike Price

Small Equine Chief
Meet Mike Price, owner, along with partner Adriane Hirsch, of Little Horse, the way-cool literature, art, poetry, furniture, collectibles, stereo, LPs and more shop. Mike started in Boulder and moved to God’s country in late 2012. It is a pleasure to walk into this shop, and then walk out with something you love. These folks have style.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Tully. Tully is a Chinook, which owner Matt Laughlin says is a rare American breed. Being rare has not made Tully a snob, however, as he is more than happy to hang with the hoi polloi in Historic Downtown. When Downtown, Tully enjoys his visits to Great Western Bank, where he gets lots of attention from Judy and team. But then who wouldn’t?

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It’s March you know and that means MADNESS EVERYWHERE!! We’re talking celebrations for St. Pat’s Day, March Madness, Easter, Passover, the first day of Spring, National Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month and Music in Our Schools Month. But did you know we also celebrate:

  • National Pig Day, (March 1)
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (March 1)
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day (March 3)
  • Multiple Personality Day (March 5)
  • Be Nasty Day (March 8)
  • Ear Muff Day (March 13)
  • Worship of Tools Day (March 11)
  • Dumbstruck Day (March 15)
  • and our favorite, National Goof Off Day (March 22)

Yes it’s madness we tell you, madness!!!

Vickie Swenson

First Friday Art Walk

March 1
6 – 9 pm

The many downtown art galleries and retailers will host receptions and fun-filled activities for your continued enjoyment of the Louisville art experience. Creative Framing Art Gallery will hold the Inaugural 2013 Art Exhibit and Art Reception featuring a colorful array of artist works in oils and acrylics. Creations Gallery of Fine Art will showcase the work of Vickey Swenson as the artist of the month. Vickey is a watercolor painter, instructor and gallery co-owner with works that depict familiar Boulder County attractions and landscapes.

Louisville Art Association
March Activities

Various Locations
The public is welcome. More information at

Youth Spring Art Show

Youth Spring Art Show
Louisville Public Library
March 7 – 29
Opening reception March 7
5:30 – 7 pm

The Louisville Art Association, Louisville Cultural Council, and the Louisville Public Library have once again partnered for the annual Youth Spring Art Show. Come see art from residents of Louisville and Superior between the ages of 4 and 18. The reception will feature door prizes for participants, refreshments, and music provided by The Flatiron Youth Chorale and students of Dana V. Music. There will be demonstrations by artists featuring painting, multimedia art, stained glass, and recycled art.

Dan Ballard Presents
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
March 14
6:30 pm

Dan Ballard, recognized photographer for National Geographic, and other publications will present his work and a demonstration. Open to the public.

Dabbler Workshop
Printmaking with Linocuts by Jean Riordan

Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.
March 23
9 am – noon

Cost is $15 for LAA members and $25 for non-members. Contact Jane Evans to register at

Achtermann Chiropractic and Massage Discount Madness Month!

600 Main St.
During the month of March, Achtermann is offering a 20% off package! If you pre-pay for all 3 services to be used within a 2-week period, you’ll receive 20% off each service! These services are: Chiropractic adjustment/exam, a massage, and a naturopathic visit. You can use this if you are a current patient, or if you have never been there before. This is a great way to get healthier in March!

Events from the
Louisville Wellness Center

921 Main St.

Mindfulness Workshop for Women
March 6
7 – 8:30 pm

This is an ongoing drop-in group for women to explore different forms of mindfulness practice, followed by tea and informal discussion centered on inspired readings. Beginners or experienced mindfulness practitioners welcome. First Wednesdays of each month. Suggested donation $10.

Wellness Talk:
Male Integrity; what is it, how to get it, how to keep it!
March 7
7 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy this lively discussion about the evolving male role in our society, as father, lover, spouse, and human. Guest speaker, Doug Jones is in his 26th year as a healer; his full-time practice in Louisville includes couples counseling, bodywork, energy work, and body-centered psychotherapy. Suggested donation $10.

Energy Work Clinic
Yoga Junction
908 Main St.
March 9
12:45 – 3:45 pm
Come experience the amazing healing modalities of Biodynamic Cranial sacral therapy and Polarity therapy during a free community clinic, sponsored by the Louisville Wellness Center. Sessions will be given by experienced Energy practitioners that have graduated from the Colorado School of Energy Studies. The heart of this clinic is to provide a positive experience of energy work to the community.

Om Om Baby – Word to Your Mudra

Sangha Studios
917 Front St.
March 16
2 – 4 pm
The focus of this workshop is having a good time while practicing yoga asana! This practice is all about joy and non-attachment. With putting a little extra fun and creative freedom into your practice, you will be surprised at what you are capable of achieving. All levels welcome!

Programs at the Library

Louisville Public Library
951 Main St.

Education Planning
Library Meeting Room
March 5
6 – 8 pm

This presentation of the continuing series of financial seminars “What Keeps You Up At Night?” will focus on:

  • When to start and how much to save for college
  • Who qualifies for financial aid
  • Where to look for financial aid
  • Options for saving for college

This is an MFS Heritage Planning Series presented by Jay Turner, Financial Advisor, AAMS, Edward Jones.

All About Mommies: Healthy Bellies, Backs & Bladders
Library Meeting Room
March 4
Noon – 1 pm

This is an interactive course taking women on the journey through the changes a body goes through during pregnancy:

  • What is normal?
  • What is not so normal?
  • What can you do to maintain healthy bellies, backs, and bladders?

Learn about the back, hip girdle, and pelvic floor, and how they are affected by pregnancy. In addition, this class will cover the topic of urinary incontinence, something extremely common after pregnancy, focusing on common causes as well as the treatment options. Taught by women’s health specialists Kim Raschke, PT, DPT, CLT, from N2 Physical Therapy.

Healthy Breakfasts for Kids Everywhere you Go!
Library Meeting Room
March 9
1 – 2 pm

March is National Nutrition Month! Let’s celebrate by talking about the most important meal of the day. Julie Maxwell, a registered dietitian, will discuss the USDA’s current breakfast recommendations and talk about some of the nutritious breakfasts offered through Boulder Valley School District. Free snack and handouts will be available.

This program is part of the Let’s Move Louisville Initiative and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Kids Eat Right Campaign. For parents and elementary school students.

Doctor Who Craft Fair for Teens
Library Meeting Room
March 16
1 – 5 pm

This inspiring craft fair is part of the Library’s Teen Tech Week programming. This National initiative is designed to enable teens to learn about the resources of the library through a fun and entertaining way. Open to everyone.

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My Plate for Parents: Moving Beyond the Food Guide Pyramid
Library Meeting Room
March 23
1 – 2 pm

Goodbye, Food Guide Pyramid! Hello, MyPlate! The USDA no longer uses the pyramid to encourage healthy eating, instead they have begun using MyPlate. Julie Maxwell, a registered dietician, will talk about using this tool to improve the nutritional quality of family meals. She will also demonstrate how to use the USDA’s choosemyplate website. This program is part of the Let’s Move Louisville Initiative and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Kids Eat Right Campaign. For parents of young children.

Ladies Aid Society circa 1915

Museum Brown Bag: Raising Money for Louisville:
Challenges & Successes of Local Funding

Library Meeting Room
March 7
12 – 1 pm

Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch and personal stories of fundraising experiences and join Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon for an informal discussion on Louisville history.

Soil Savvy

Sponsored by Sunshine & Rain
Louisville Public Library
March 30

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
You can still register for this series of 4 classes that kicks off March 30, taught by Colorado State University’s Jean Breeder, Ph.D, USDA-ARS. Sunshine & Rain is partnering with CSU and the Colorado Master Gardener Program to bring you unique learning opportunities to grow your love for your home garden! Classes will fill up fast, so register now at

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