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Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Happy New Year! There’s a reason they are called Miracles with Paws. Here’s wishing a great 2016 to all our four footed friends.

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

The Jacoe Store

The Jacoe Store
(now our History Museum)
1001 Main Street

This building, built circa 1903, is a well-preserved example of a neighborhood grocery. Its large-pane display windows and central entrance are typical of this once common commercial building type. Emilio and Ann Jacoe sold Italian foods (obtained in Denver) to Louisville’s Italian residents from the 1920s to 1950s.

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

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are just as excited about 2016 as we are! The first thing we need to do is hire a Street Faire Manager, so if you are a music-loving, well-organized, community spirited person who loves the Street Faire as much as we do, check out the job below.

Street Faire Operations Manager

The Downtown Business Association is looking for an organized, reliable, music-loving person to manage, coordinate and operate services for the annual summer Street Faire event in Downtown Louisville. Event management experience and familiarity with the local area preferred. This is a paid position and requires leadership qualities in managing various groups including volunteers, City personnel and Street Faire staff. Learn more.

Dona Laurita Gallery

New Year’s Day Live Music Celebration

Dona Laurita Gallery
820 Main St.
6 pm – midnight

Not done partying yet? Spend the first day of the New Year at this special live music concert with Mitchel Evan and the Mangrove, Gypsy Whiskey, New Trio, Luke McCosson and Jamie Smith. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the space below the Gallery.

Liz Barnez Poster

House Concerts
Liz Barnez and Lewis & Church

Silk’s Music & Social Club (MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography)
908 Main St.
January 16 and January 30
7:00 pm

January features two house concerts: Liz Barnez and Friends on January 16 and Lewis & Church on January 30. Liz is a beautiful singer/guitarist (originally from New Orleans) who has developed her own unique style with hints of Bonnie Raitt. Pete Lewis and Clare Church Quartet bring some swingin’ Jazz with a nice mix of Pete’s great arrangements. Guest Vocalist: MaryLynn Gillaspie. RSVP early as these concerts sell out fast. $15-$20 suggested donation. 303-477-3730

Learn to Meditate

Yoga Junction
927 Main St.
January 17 – 31 (Sunday evenings)
7:00 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what meditation is, why it has endured for centuries and even permeated culture and beliefs, or if you are simply intrigued to try meditation then this series is perfect for you. Amanda Fiorino will be leading a 3-week meditation series diving into the various practices and uses of meditation. $45 for the series or drop-in single class for $18.

20% Off One Item

Old Friends
706 Front Street
The Month of January

Continuing to wish you Happy Holidays, Old Friends will be offering 20% off one item in the store for the entire month of January! Excludes consigments items.

Fingerplay Studio

901 Front Street
January 13

FingerPlay Studio and Por Wine House invite crafters to join them Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Por for time to work on your projects and socialize. The upcoming Kid’s Craft Club at FingerPlay Studio begins Wednesday January 13th at 4:15 pm for 4 weeks. See for more events.

Girls Night at Eleanor

630 Front St.
You choose the date!

Plan your next girls night of private shopping with some of your best girlfriends. Eleanor will close the store for you, pour you a glass of wine and help you pick out fabulous new clothes! After some retail therapy, walk over to Por Wine House to be greeted with a private fireside table to continue your girl time with delicious food and drinks! For your special evening, all purchases at Eleanor will be 15% off and Por Wine House will present each guest with tasty bites and a drink for $15 a person! Please call Kirsten to reserve your special night, 303-870-6623 or email

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.

How Comets are Created

How Comets are Created – a Discover NASA Event
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
January 4
3:00 – 4:00 pm

This super science study of comets will be led by Anne Holland of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning. Anne will lead participants in making their own comets!


Good Science Bad Science of the Movie “Armageddon”
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
January 4
4:30 – 7:00 pm

Watch the sci-fi disaster thriller, “Armageddon,” and join in on a panel discussion of the good and bad science throughout the movie.

Life Launch: Equipping Your Teen for Success
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
January 19
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Learn how to avoid a “failure to launch” by discovering how to parent your teen for success beyond the nest. Presented by Dan Fox, LPC; Brooks Witter, LPC; and Karen Eiffert, LCSW of Boulder Psychological Services.

Video Blogging for Business
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
January 20
6:00 – 7:45 pm

You can leverage the power of YouTube to promote your business, but how do you stand out in the giant crowd of the internet? Matt Abraxas, your Business Video Tutor, will be sharing some tips and tricks to get your video marketing working for you. Matt is the Video Marketer and Producer at New Focus Films, a video promotion company based in Colorado.

Green Screen Photography

Green Screen Photography
Library Markerspace Room
January 9
2:00 pm

Do you know what green screens are and how they work? Come to our Makerspace and learn by having your picture taken and then superimposed on several beautiful or wacky backgrounds! Registration is required. Do not wear green to the class!

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