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Designer Deluxe
Meet Wendy Driscoll. Wendy and Jimmy (see below) recently moved from Boulder to Louisville. Our gain. Ms Driscoll is a great person and talented graphic designer who has been part of the extended Zaremba design family for over ten years.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog of the Month
Meet Jimmy Herring Hendrix Page. The 5 year old Shih Tzu mix, affectionately known as Bad Jimmy by his Main Street pals, tells us he is very happy to be in Louisville. The down home vibe suits his rock n’ roll soul.
Photo of Bad Jimmy by Shari Soroka

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Friends, Family, Community and the Magic of Live Music – 2014 style.

June 13 - BoDeans
June 20 - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
June 27 - MarchFourth Marching Band
July 11 - Los Lobos
July 18 - Young Dubliners
July 25 - The Iguanas
August 1 - Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
August 8 - Samantha Fish
August 15 - subdudes


Make sure and catch all the great shows and receptions at the galleries and stores, many of which have art on exhibit and live music.

Creations Art Gallery at By Chance
Bird House Art
916 Main St.
April 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Creations Gallery introduces Karen Witmer, a Louisville ceramicist that makes unbelievably creative bird houses. These unique and original habitats are a treat to the eye. Any bird would love living there.


On April 6th, gallery owners Vickey Swenson and Tom Parsons depart for a twelve-hundred mile art gallery road trip. Follow them as they explore other galleries through their gallery Facebook and Blog, both accessible from the gallery’s website.

Louisville Art Association

Spring Member Fine Art Show & Sale
801 Grant Ave.
April 3-9

Showcasing the beautiful artwork of the LAA members, this annual event is free and open to the public. A Senior Tea will be held on April 3, Wine and Cheese Reception on April 4 and Meet the Artist and Award presentation on April 5 and 6. Check the website for details,

Old Town Cinema
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant St.
April 12
Doors open at 6 pm

Learn about one of the most compelling magicians and his mentors in this engrossing and entertaining documentary. Doors open at 6 pm and film starts at 7 pm. Food, drink and MAGIC will be provided.

IMPACT on Education
Save the Date for the Razzle Dazzle Gala MAY 31

Louisville Community Park
Featuring unique and exciting auction items and impressive entertainment, this year’s Razzle Dazzle Gala is Oh The Place’s We’ll Go, a Dr. Seuss favorite. All proceeds support the Opportunity Fund, which distributes over $100,000 annually to more than 50 BVSD schools to help ensure that every student, no matter their economic situation, can fully participate in all enriching academic and extracurricular activities. For tickets or more information contact Grant Simon at or call 303-524-3865.

Louisville Arts District and Dana V. Music
Rhythm and Hues Junior

Louisville Rec Center
April 12
3 pm – 5 pm

This musical concert and performance art event features local junior singers, chorales, and musicians as well as budding painters who perform before a live audience. Help support this incredible opportunity for our young artists to perform in public and delight us with their talent and creativity. The completed canvases will hang in local art galleries. For tickets or more information contact

Achtermann Chiropractic and Massage

19 Year Celebration
600 Main St.
April 7-10

Achtermann Chiropractic is celebrating 19 years in Louisville with specials and giveaways all week long. So if you need an adjustment or soothing massage, check out the website or call 303-673-9797

Library Programs for April:
a look at a few of the great programs offered by the Library throughout the month. Please check the library website for their full calendar of events and classes.

Wildflowers of Boulder County

Library Meeting Room
April 10

Join Boulder County Parks & Open Space 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. All ages are welcome.


Hecla Mine Strike Historical Driving Tour

Library Meeting Room
April 19
Meet in front of the Blue Parrot

To mark the 100th anniversary of this significant historical event in Colorado, come on a historical driving tour of Louisville locations that were important in the 1914 Hecla strike conflict. Ron Buffo will tell the stories of the sequence of events at a few planned stops. The Blue Parrot was the location of the Union Hall where angry striking miners congregated on April 27, 1914 before they headed towards the Hecla Mine.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

True Grime: A Talk and Demonstration on the Curatorial Cleaning of Louisville’s Antique Safe

City Hall Lobby
April 25
1-1:30 pm

Conservator Lisa Capano will be on site to talk about and demonstrate how she cleans this valuable piece of Louisville's past. This program and the restoration are funded by the Louisville History Foundation and co-sponsored with the Louisville Historical Museum.


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