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Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Introducing Meatball Grathwohl, a four year old Italian Mastiff. Owners Jennifer and Patrick say a lot of people are intimidated by Meatball’s size but he’s actually, “the biggest wuss dog ever.” This big softie is talented, with skills including leaping to pick apples off trees. Keep an eye out for Meatball at the Louisville Farmer’s Market this summer, and be sure to say hi!

Historic Moments

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

Austin-Niehoff House

Austin-Niehoff House
717 Main Street

Built circa 1878, this is the oldest known remaining structure in Louisville. Charles & Amelia Niehoff’s son, Bert, went on to become a Major League baseball player. It is currently home to Louisville’s Parks & Recreation Dept.

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

Friday, May 6

Great art, Great food,
Great fun.

Louisville Farmer's Market

Louisville Farmer’s Market is Celebrating its 8th Season!
May 28 – October 22
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Front Street
Downtown Louisville

Live local music. Dog friendly. Debit and credit cards accepted

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First Friday May/June Art Show

Creative Framing and Art
916 Main Steet
May 6
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Featuring the works of Wendi Luhmann, Dana Kern, Kathleen Lanzoni and David Kennedy. Enjoy hors d-oeuvres, wine and live jazz by Scott Martin and Friends.

Construction Zone Specials for the Month of May

Eric Olson Master Jeweler
950 Spruce Street

Don’t let the orange-vested road crew and heavy machinery keep you away - for the month of May we’re offering BOGO watch batteries and 10% off any purchase or repair. We always clean and check your jewelry for no charge, so stop in any time Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm or Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. 950 Spruce Street, across the street from the library.

Taste of Louisville

Louisville Chamber Of Commerce
June 4
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get ready for the Taste, one of Louisville’s best events of the year. Great food, live entertainment and loads of fun. Start the day off with the 12k, 5k and children runs. Register now at

RUN + Yoga with Cassie Strid

Yoga Junction
927 Main Street
Saturday May 7 and May 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Are you looking to kick start or restart a running practice? In this 2-part workshop, you’ll not only work on your running and breathing techniques, but also learn yoga postures to help strengthen and stretch running-oriented muscle groups. We will meet at the studio first for 10-15 minutes to review running and breathing techniques that will help with the endurance and motivation to run at distances. Then we’ll head out for 2-3 miles the first week and 3-4 miles the second week on the Coal Creek Trail in Louisville. The run will be followed by a yoga flow at the studio designed to focus on strengthening and stretching the primary muscles used during running. Class will also include breathing techniques, hip openers, core strengthening, and balance work.This series is for All Levels and perfect for the Bolder Boulder training. $35 for both classes, $20 for a single class. Register at

Taylor and Tessier Trunk Show

630 Front Street
May 6 & 7

Don’t miss the uncommonly beautiful handmade jewelry by Taylor and Tessier of Aspen. From bracelets, earrings and necklaces, these pieces combine gemstones, leather, wire and coral and are inspired by nature, and the color and texture of the Rocky Mountains.

May House Concerts

Silk’s Music and Social Club (MaryLynn Gillaspie Studio)
908 Main Street
May 7, 11, 21

Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 pm
Sisters in the House II
with Gaile and MaryLynn Gillaspie and a cast of great musicians. The duo will perform duets and solos but this is a WAIT LIST ONLY show. Both shows are sold out.

Wednesday, May 11
7:00 pm
Scott Martin Trio and Josefina Mendez
performing complete versions of the the classic Chick Corea jazz album “Return to Forever” and “Light as a Feather.” Scott Martin, piano, Gonzalo Teppa, bass, Dru Heller, drums, Josefina Mendez, vocals.

Saturday, May 21
7:00 pm
with Devon Parker, vocals, Greg Tanner Harris, keyboards and vibes, Matt Fuller, guitar, Jon Gray, trumpet, Jon Stewart, sax, Ben Rubin, bass and Zack Littlefield drums. Check out this unique sound of improvisational jazz melding with blues, funk and rock.

Limited Seating – RSVP ONLY AND EARLY! 303.477.3730 These concerts have been selling out early! $20 suggested donation

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Zucca & Huckleberry

700 Main St.

Looking for something special to do with your mom on Mother’s Day this year? Make a reservation now for a special Mother’s Day afternoon Tea! Call now (303) 666-8020.

808 Main St.

Take your mom out for our special brunch on Mother’s Day! Make your reservation now and call 303-664-6499.

Happy Anniversary La Rev!

La Rev
701 Main St.

La Rev is celebrating its 4 year anniversary on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. They will have live music, outdoor bar and grill, face painting and balloon art for the kids, door prizes, and more. Be sure to drop by and enjoy the fiesta!

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.

Historic Preservation Month Program: Tiny Houses with a History
Library 1st floor Meeting Room
May 5
7:00 pm

This tiny house at 1425 Cannon, located in Louisville’s Little Italy neighborhood and built in about 1900, consisted of just 375 square feet before a small addition of 100 square feet was added to the side. It has since been further enlarged. It was the longtime home of Gaetano and Tessie Grotto.

Today, the “tiny house” movement is leading many people to choose to live in smaller spaces, but in Louisville, the typical dwellings for many decades were tiny houses. In fact, many of the existing houses in Old Town were originally modest-sized houses that were later enlarged. Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon will share images of some of Louisville’s original tiny houses and Historic Preservation Commission members will discuss landmarking in Louisville.

Mastering the PSAT, ACT and SAT
Library 1st floor Meeting Room
May 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Rob Sherman from College Insights will provide valuable insight into the PSAT, SAT and ACT tests. Rob will discuss how colleges use test results for admissions and how to decide which tests are necessary for different types of colleges. He will also reveal some important strategies and techniques for raising test scores. This is a must-see for teens and parents alike!

Summer Reading Kickoff
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
May 28
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Ryan Van Duzer is a local adventurer, journalist, and filmmaker who has documented his travels for Discovery Channel’s “Out of the Wild,” created a web series about trekking the Himalaya’s for National Geographic, and hosts videos for Travel Channel. He has also biked from Honduras to Colorado! Ryan will talk about carving out his own unique path in life and creating a dream career, share inspiring stories from every corner of this amazing planet, and motivate everyone to get up off their couches and see the world.

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