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Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Tru, a loyal volunteer in the Children’s storytime room two Tuesdays a month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Louisville Library. Caretaker Ruth Green says the lovable Dane likes nothing better to stretch out with her head in a child’s lap and be read to.

Tru also works as a therapy dog at the Louisville Senior Center, Avista Adventist Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Good dog Tru!

Historic Moments

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

Ball House

Ball House
1117 Jefferson Ave.

Mary Ethel Ball, who became Dean of Women at CU, lived in this house with her parents, Harry and Nettie. Built in 1909, the wood framed structure rests on a stone foundation.

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

Friday, September 2

Great art, Great food,
Great fun.

Happy Birthday Waterloo on your 9 rockin’ years in Louisville.
Thursday, September 1

Come in and celebrate Waterloo’s 9th birthday with a $9 all-day menu and free birthday cake!

Louisville Farmer's Market

Louisville Farmer’s Market
May 28 – October 22
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Front Street
Downtown Louisville

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

Pints in the Park!
Community Park
Saturday, September 3
12:00 – 4:00 pm

$25/ticket ($30 day of event)
Unlimited Tastes & Souvenir Pint Glass!
25 Local Breweries!

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Token Spoken Here

Remember your Street Faire drink tokens, you know the ones you found in the wash, are good at these establishments thru December.

12 Degree Brewing, 820 Main St.
Bittersweet Cafe & Confections, 836 Main St.
Coopers Corner, 940 Main St.
Empire Lounge and Restaurant, 816 Main St.
Eric Olson Master Jeweler, 950 Spruce St.
Finger Play Studio, 901 Front St. #110
Front Street Hair Studio, 734 Front St.
Fuzzy Antler, 901 Front St. #100
Gravity Brewing, 1150 Pine St.
Huckleberry, 700 Main St.
La Revolucion Taqueria y Cantina, 701 Main St.
Little Horse 1, 2, and 3, 820 Main St.
Louisville Chiropractic, 844 Main St. Ste 101
Madera Grill, 817 Main St.
Massage Therapy for Body and Soul, 700 Front St. #104
Nina’s Flowers and Gifts, 906 Main St.
Old Friends, 706 Front St.
Pica’s Mexican Taqueria, 901 Front St.
Por Wine House, 836 1/2 Main St.
The Book Cellar, 724 Main St.
The Little Groomer, 1130 Pine St. #4
The Singing Cook, 728 Main St.
Waterloo, 809 Main St.
Zucca Italian Ristorante, 808 Main St.

Limited Street Faire Posters Available

We have a few Roger Clyne, Junior Brown and Nathan and Zydeco Cha Cha’s available at Old Friends and The Singing Cook. They are, as always, free, but one per customer please. Good idea to phone first.

Art Show and Reception

Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.
September 2
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Creative Framing is celebrating their 21st year in Louisville with an amazing Art Show featuring the return of abstract impressionist Joel “Emeka Dragonfly” Cook, and for the first time in the Gallery, Leslie Jorgensen, Leslie Brown and Christopher Brown. All three are dynamic imaginative and dramatic artists. In addition, artists-in-residence will present updated collection of sculpture, glass art and jewelry. Live music and good eats too. The show runs through October.

National Fine Arts Show

Louisville Art Association
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant St.
September 3 – 11

The 31st National Fine Art Show features talented artists from all over the country and is a community favorite year after year. Wine and cheese reception on September 9 and demonstrations by the artists on September 10. More information at

Swoon Jewelry Mama’s Night Off Trunk Show at POR

Por Wine House
836-1/2 Main St.
September 8
4:30 pm

The kids are back in school, the summer nights are lingering just a little longer, babies are growing and Mama needs a night off! Swoon is setting up shop at the incredible Por Wine House for one last summer night. Come down and enjoy a glass of wine, add a little sparkle to your jewelry collection and be in community. Kids are welcome but remember mama needs a little time for her when possible! Don’t forget to invite your girlfriends!

Poses + Pints with Martha Conrad

Yoga Junction at Liquid Mechanics
297 N. Hwy. 287, Suite 100, Lafayette
September 17
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Like yoga? Like great craft beer? Then you’ll love Poses and Pints! Join Martha for some local brew and local laughs at Liquid Mechanics! Loosen your body and relax your mind with a 60-minute all levels yoga class, and afterwards enjoy a pint of your choice. Class plus tasting (or pint) is $15. Please bring cash or a check to Liquid Mechanics, or sign up in advance and pay with a credit card at Yoga Junction or online at

HOPPY 4th Birthday Gravity Brewing! Celebration Party

Gravity Brewing
1150 Pine St.
September 17
1:00 pm

The Gravity Team invites you to celebrate another successful year, thanks to their loyal customers and friends! Beginning at 1pm they will be tapping special barrel aged and small batch beers every hour in addition to their regular lineup. There will be live music from the legendary Jazz Ram followed by local favorites Full Belly! Gastronauts at Gravity Brewing will be cooking up some awesome food! Don’t miss this party!

Gravity is also celebrating the release of their first canned beer, Golden Mosaic.
Golden Mosaic - Galactic Pale Ale is a Pale Ale that is dry hopped and hop bursted (lots of late addition kettle/aroma hops) with Mosaic and Citra hops. This beer is light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit. Packed full of hop aroma and flavor but without the bitterness. Grab yourself a six-pack at the following (but not limited to) Louisville/Lafayette Liquor Stores:
  • Centennial Wine & Spirits - Louisville
  • Union Jack Liquor - Louisville
  • Brass Monkey Wine & Spirits - Louisville
  • Village Square Wine & Spirits - Louisville
  • Atlas Valley Purveyors - Lafayette
  • South Boulder Road Liquors - Lafayette

Homemade Pie Contest

Louisville Fall Festival
The Huckleberry
September 5
Memory Square Park

Have you registered yet to win the Best Pie in Boulder County! Registration forms are available at The Huckleberry. Pre-registration is recommended. The categories are Apple, Fruit and Nut and Cream pies. Grand prize is dinner for 4 at the Huckleberry, a photo at The Huckleberry’s Pie Hall of Fame and a champion pie plate. First prize for each category is tea for two at the Huck and a Fall Festival pie contest apron.

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.

On the Same Page

Book Discussions:
September 12, 7:00 pm; Louisville Library
September 18, 3:30 pm; Lafayette Library
September 22, 7:00pm; 122 E. William St., Superior

Stories on Stage:
September 29, 7:00 pm; Louisville Center for the Arts.
Sponsored by the Louisville Cultural Council.

Pathways to Success: Raising Resilient Children in a Stressful World
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
September 20
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Participate in a community discussion on parenting in our turbulent times and how to prepare our children for the challenges ahead. Presented by Boulder Psychological Services.

First Friday Art Walk at the Museum – Growing our Greens
Louisville Historical Museum
September 2
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Another in the series of programs based on the theme of Louisville’s Larder, which features agriculture, restaurants, the history of Italian influence on the local food culture, and a look at a typical family’s kitchen, garden, and larder. This month, Louisville’s 7th Generation Farm will be featured.

An Evening with Louisville Sign Painter Ed Helmstead

Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
September 21
7:00 pm

Ed Helmstead, a Louisville resident and professional sign painter, is responsible for painting many of the commercial signs that we see in downtown Louisville today. Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon will interview Ed about his interesting career and show images of some of the Louisville signs that he painted. These include those that he painted on the Historical Museum and the State Mercantile Building. Bring your questions to ask Ed!

Examination of Atmospheric Phenomena

Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
September 17
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Explore the science of clouds, light polarization in the sky, and the pressure on the Earth, from space to the ocean. There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities for participants.Come as a family. Appropriate for ages 5 and above. Space is limited, so please make a reservation. Presented by Dr. Sarah Woods and Dr. Colin Gurganus, Atmospheric Research Scientists at SPEC in Boulder.

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