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Dog of the Month

Country Dog, City Dog
Meet Shiya, an adorable 6 month old English Cream Golden Retriever. Shiya can often be found Downtown at Old Friends or with her New Friends at Sweet Cow. When Wendy does not have her doing puppy chores on the ranch, Shiya spends her free time trying to catch flies, getting her feet muddy, eating, and chasing her tail. Don’t tell Shiya there’s nothing to do!

Historic Moments
This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

The Louisville Bank Building

The Louisville Bank Building
700 Main Street

You know it as The Huckleberry, but it is officially called the Louisville Bank Building. Built in circa 1907 – 1908, the building still has its original cornice treatment, window trim, and pressed tin siding that was intended to make it stand out in a town of wooden buildings. Besides the first bank in Louisville, it has housed law offices and restaurants.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Lauren Trice, 303-335-4594,

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Louisville Farmers Market
May 30 – October 11
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Colorado farms and orchards bring fresh, local vegetables and fruits, breads, gluten free breads and baked goods, meats, salsas coffee, to-go food and much more. Live music weekly. Bring the kids, bring the dogs.

July 3

Great art, Great food,
Great fun.

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Happy July 4th! We hope you have a safe, fun-filled weekend. Just a reminder that there is no Street Faire concert this weekend but we will return on July 10 with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! Don’t forget to take advantage of the free Shuttle Parking for the Street Faire this year. Park your car in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and ride into town, hassle-free. Couldn’t be easier.

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Street Faire Band Posters

Did you miss the show? Did you make the show and not get a poster? For those interested, there are a limited number available at the following locations during the Faire season: Cooper’s Corner, The Singing Cook, Old Friends. The posters are available on a first come first serve basis.

Happy Birthday Cooper!

Gifts at Cooper’s Corner
940 Main St.
July 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Adorable sweet dog Cooper (for which the shop is named) is turning 5 and will be sharing cake with everyone who stops in to celebrate with him! The store will be open until 9 pm so stop by and give Cooper a high paw!

First Friday Artist Showcase

Creative Framing and Art Gallery
916 Main St.
July 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Meet and greet talented artists, Linda Armantrout, Juliette Hemmingway, Nickie Barbee, and Laura Cornish at the gallery’s mid-summer art show opening. Enjoy music by local favorite Latin Jazz pianist, Victor Maestas and his friend Dexter Payne, on clarinet and sax. Enjoy refreshments and the spectacle of these “ARTastic fireworks”!!

Blue Grass Mondays

12 Degree Brewing
820 Main St.
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Every Monday night its Bluegrass pick and jam at the Brewery. If you can play, you’re invited to join the group, or come on down and just enjoy the Bluegrass music... and the beer of course.

Grand Opening

FingerPlay Studio
901 Front St.
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Yarning for crafts?” Owners Carol and Celeste invite you to visit their newly opened yarn shop which offers beautiful yarns and craft tools and a host of knitting, crochet and craft instruction and classes for all abilities. Join this unique crafting community Saturday mornings on the front porch to knit and craft during the Louisville Farmers Market. Stop by for some inspiration and encouragement, Celeste and Carol are thrilled to share their craft with the community. Just look for the orange umbrella. 303-604-6474,

Free Core Muscles Assessment

Achtermann Chiropractic and Massage
600 Main St.
July 21
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Dr. Biggs will assist you through this informative workshop to discover what your core actually is and provide quick, easy ways to strengthen this vital part of the musculoskeletal system. You will learn about all the muscles that make up the core and the benefits of having strong abdominal muscles. Each assessment should take about 10 minutes. Call 303-673-9797 for more information.

5th Annual Yoga in the Park

Yoga Junction
Memory Square Park
Now – August 5
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join Yoga Junction for the 5th Annual Yoga in the Park. This fun, community class meets Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks this summer with rotating teachers guiding the class each week. Class is only $5! Plus, there will be a separate kids class on July 15th (also $5). Local businesses sponsored this fun event and raffle prizes will be given out weekly. Join in the fun! Call 303.658-0365 for more information or visit

Avenue Q

CenterStage Theatre Company
Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave.
July 30 – August 9

CenterStage Theatre Company is thrilled to present the award-winning hit musical AVENUE Q! Smart, hilarious, risqué and full of heart, AVENUE Q is Broadway’s smash-hit Tony award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It’s an explosion of upbeat energy, music, and puppets – and definitely for grown-ups! The musical contains strong language and adult content, and is recommended for mature audiences. For ticket information visit

The Rocky Mountain
Pizza & Pints Festival

Community Park
July 18
2:00 – 10:00 pm

Boulder Creek Events is excited to announce its newest production: The Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival! The event will provide a venue for local and regional breweries and pizzerias, both new and established, who will showcase their best products while engaging in a competition for the title of “Best Brew” and “Best Pizza”. Event-goers can vote for their favorites and the winners will receive a People’s Choice award at the end of the night.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

951 Main St.
Due to space limitations, this is just a sampling of offerings. Be sure to check the library website for ALL scheduled programs..

“Hobbit House” Digital Tour
Library 1st floor meeting room
July 12
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Join Barb and Don McKee as they take you on a digital tour of the 1890s house they renovated. Many of the renovations were inspired by Bilbo’s house in Tolkien’s The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again.

Developments in Cybercrime and Technology
Library 1st floor meeting room
July 14
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn about new developments in cybercrime, how law enforcement is fighting back against tech-savvy criminals, and how to protect yourself online. Presented by Boulder County District Attorney’s office.

Sci-Fi Writing Workshop for Teens,
Parts 1 & 2

Library 1st floor meeting room
July 15 & 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Presented by Lisa Kihn, who says, “If you love creative writing, exploring science and dreaming about the future, this workshop will give you the inspiration and tools necessary to begin your own story. We will explore the elements of science fiction through various media and create stories and inventions of our own. The first class will focus on getting started with a piece, and in the second class we will workshop our creations with each other.” Pre-registration is required and is for both Part 1 and Part 2. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Nature Walk Journaling for Teens
July 23
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Presented by Lisa Kihn participants will walk to the Coal Creek Trail, and explore the natural world in their own backyard, creating nature journals to record responses and reflections. Sketches and deeper written observations lend themselves to a variety of creative writing opportunities. Learn how to set up a journal to use all summer long to inspire your writing. Pre-registration is required.

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