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Lia Cooley

Duds for Dudes
Meet Lia Cooley, owner of Found Aboveground, which can be found, naturally, above her mom’s cool shop, Found Underground. Aboveground is Downtown’s first clothing shop that caters to men and, in family tradition, the duds are high quality, affordable, and mas cool. Check it out.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Ruby Cooley-Hoehing, the Found Underground Hound. Uh-huh. Ruby is a 4 year old Shiba Inu mix. Since we did not hear back by deadline about what Ruby likes about Downtown, we’re going to make something up: Ruby loves the Crispy Calamari Salad at Empire. But then, who doesn’t.

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Louisville Farmers Market Starts May 31
We’re looking forward to the bounty of our local farmers and all the goodies at the Farmer’s Market. Locally grown fruits and veggies, meats, wines, artisan breads, flavored oils, coffee, baked goods, natural body care and local music too. New hours are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday.

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May is full of mischief and merriment. Maybe it’s the changing weather, the longer days, the blossoming gardens, or the anticipation of vacations, but May seems to bring people outside to greet the summer. Visit the restaurants and retailers for gifts and celebrations for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Cinco de Mayo and don’t forget American Craft Beer Week, (May 12 – 18). Bottoms Up Louisville!

First Friday Art Walk is May 2

Make sure and catch all the great art exhibits and receptions at the galleries and local businesses. Here’s just a few of the activities going on this Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Cinqo de Mayo Celebration
Bella Frida

924 Main St.

Featuring Los Cheesies Chiquitos, a local band that integrates both Latin and American style rhythms, and good food, drinks and fun!

Fashion Show
Clothes by Triatan Christopher

Figure Yoga

917 Front St

Spring Celebration
By Chance

916 Main St.

Features Krista Rogers of Lena James Jewelry and lots of gifts for Mom.

Inaugural Art Show and Reception
Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.

Featuring four artists; Molly Davis, Michelle Soulé, Julia Dordoni, and Julie Myers and live jazz by Adam Revell.

Flatiron Youth Chorales
Dana V. Music
Steinbaugh Pavilion

From 5:30 – 6:00 pm.

Opening Reception
NEW Art Underground Gallery
901 Front St.

Featuring the African photography of Heidi Wagner and the latest paintings of Anthony Grant.

Coal Creek Theater Presents
The Dixie Swim Club

Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant St.
May 2 – 17
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of five unforgettable women whose friendships began many years ago in college. Every year they set aside a long weekend to recharge those relationships at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. For more information on show times and to buy tickets visit

House Concert

MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography Studio
908 Main St.
May 24
7:30 pm

The monthly Jazz House Concert continues in May featuring Julie Monley & MaryLynn Gillaspie on vocals, Victor Mestas on piano, Rob Dando on bass, Michael Schuller on guitar and Chris Lee on drums. Limited seating and the popularity of this event has the place packed so please reserve your seats.

Book Signing with Elaine Pease

Old Friends
706 Front St.
May 10
11:00 am – 12:30pm

Join the pre-mom’s day celebration with recognized children’s author and illustrator, Elaine Pease. Bring the kids and enjoy cookies, coloring and more. And check out the special Mother’s Days gifts throughout the store.

After the Flood

Louisville Cultural Center
801 Grant St.
May 21
7:00 pm

Join Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Naturalist Dave Sutherland for a revealing slide show and an insider’s look at what the 2013 September storm washed away, the ecosystems it changed, and how it wrote a new chapter in our area's geology. $5 suggested donation.

Library Programs for May

951 Main St.
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.

Tales from the Intersection of Science
and Culture:
Earth System Science, Oikos and Gaia

Library Meeting Room
May 7
7:00 – 8:00 pm

The synergy of science and culture is, in fact, a firm foundation upon which to build practical, sustainable changes in the world, including here in Boulder County. Presented by Martin Ogle, naturalist and earth scientist.

Life Transitions:
Coping Successfully with Loss

Library Meeting Room
May 20
7:30 – 8:00 pm

Part of the Pathways to Success series and presented by Boulder Psychological Services, this informative session will help you and those you love to successfully move through the grief process and heal.

Author Visit and Book Discussion:
Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism –
A Journey of Hope by Malva Tarasewicz

Library Meeting Room
May 21
6:30 – 7:00 pm

Benjamin Tarasewicz is a gifted young man with high-functioning autism. His message of hope and perseverance is told by his mother Malva in her recently published book.

IMPACT on Education
Razzle Dazzle Gala

Louisville Community Park
May 31

Tickets are still available for this great event, featuring unique auction items and impressive entertainment. 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.

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