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Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Blue, a 10 year old Lab, Mastiff, and Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Blue was a Spanish speaker when he was adopted from the Boulder Humane Society five years ago but is now fully bi-lingual. Caretakers Ciel and Paul say Blue has adapted beautifully to his new family, and his BlackPaw training allows him to go anywhere in polite society.

Historic Moments

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

Thompson House

Thompson House
301 Spruce Street

In a community consisting primarily of modest frame houses, this house remains as one of Louisville’s largest and most elaborate historic residences. The house was built in 1908 and it was owned by mine foreman, John Thompson, Maggie Thompson and their family from 1908 until 1961. It is also known as the Robinson House.

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

Friday, February 5

Great art, Great food,
Great fun.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! You can be sure the retailers will be offering all kinds of Valentine’s Day and President’s Day specials and don’t forget to treat your sweetheart to a special dinner at one of our great restaurants.

February Art Walk

Bella Frida
924 Main St
February 5
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Bella Frida will feature a new shipment of earrings by Federico Jimenez – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Federico is from Oaxaca, Mexico and is known throughout the world for his beautiful sterling silver jewelry featuring images of hearts, flowers and birds. This highly collectible jewelry is hand crafted using traditional jewelry techniques. Bella Frida has won “Best Jewelry in Louisville” the last 2 years in the Best of East Boulder County Awards. Congratulations!

Partner Yoga

Yoga Junction
927 Main St.
February 7
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Partner Yoga is a special way to broaden the parameters of your practice. The assistance and support of a partner cultivates opportunities to stretch the boundaries of the yoga you experience as an individual. In this fun workshop you will be guided through a warm-up (done individually) and then through series of yoga poses done as a duo! Students of all levels are welcome. You can plan to come with a partner (friend, family member, husband, wife etc.) or you can come as a single and be paired with another friendly face when you arrive!

Fingerplay Studio Has Moved!

Same building, new suite
901 Front St.

Fingerplay has moved just around the corner on Walnut Street, between Fuzzy Antler and the future Pica’s Taco. Don’t forget to take advantage of all the new classes the yarn shop has to offer like Knit a Sweater. Whether this is your first sweater or your first time working top-down, this series will help you knit a sweater that fits and looks great. Check out all of the classes.

Inventory Sale

Old Friends
706 Front St.
February 1-14

Taking inventory at Old Friends means you get 20% off everything in the store (some exceptions apply). The store will be closed from February 15 – March 1 and reopen on March 1, freshly painted with a new look and feel!

Valentine’s Gifts at Eleanor

630 Front St.

Shop Eleanor for that special Valentine’s gift. The store carries stunning handmade jewelry from Colorado that makes a wonderful gift. Complimentary Valentines wrapping with each purchase. Eleanor’s specializes in contemporary women’s fashions, accessories and home goods.

Skate with Love

Sponsored by SWOON Jewelry Studio
820 Main St., Suite 107
February 6
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Swoon is hosting Skate with Love at the Downtown Ice Skating Rink. 20 percent off the proceeds from skating will be donated to Love for Lily to support families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units. So put on your skates and come support a well-deserved cause.

Good Eats on Main Street!

Zucca is doing a Valentine’s 4 Course Prix Fixe dinner for $55 per person. Reservations are required. Check out the menu.

The Huckleberry is offering a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea complete with white linens, a tiered tray of sweet and savory goodies, and a pot of premium tea. February 12 – 14. Reservations required: 303-666-8020.

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash
February 26
Don’t forget to come to Waterloo to celebrate Johnny Cash’s B-day. Waterloo will have free live music, food and drink specials, and free Sweet Cow Ice Cream Cake. God Bless Johnny Cash.

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.

Linkedin to Grow Your Business
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
February 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

This program provides a basic overview of LinkedIn, setting up a profile, using it to promote your business, connect with existing & potential customers, and market your brand and products. Presented by Philip Pelto and Firestorm.

Cooking Demonstrations: Nourishing Comfort Foods
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
February 6
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Do you find yourself craving comfort foods, but don’t want to give up your healthy eating goals? No problem! Join Heather Braaten, Healthy Cooking Coach, for a fun and delicious class featuring a healthy (and shockingly dairy-free!) take on Mac N’ Cheese, as well as veggie-heavy Lentil Sloppy Joes... DELICIOUS! Presented by Whole Foods.

Makerspace Program: Arduino 101
Library 2d floor Makerspace Room
February 18
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of Arduino and use a SparkFun Inventor’s Kit to wire and control blinking LEDs. Please arrive a little early to sign the Makerspace User Agreement. For ages 12 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Chess Club
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
February 14 & 28
2:00 – 4:00 pm

This is a great class for students age 6-18 to learn beginning chess. An understanding of the chess pieces and how they move is recommended, but not required. Learn by playing chess with other students. No registration needed.

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