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Historic Preservation Building

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

Caranci House
1145 Main St.

Built in approximately 1908, this house was owned by the Caranci family from 1927 to 1993, giving it an association with Italian immigrants, coal mining, local businesses, and civic service. Ray Caranci and his wife, Nadine Harris Caranci, live in Louisville and have been deeply involved in the community. Ray had a business, Louisville Electric, on Main Street for many years and served on the Louisville City Council.

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

Parade of Lights!
The Parade of Lights is one of Louisville’s favorite traditions! Be a part of the parade this year by entering as a float or walking group. This is a great opportunity for team building and also getting your business in front of the thousands who attend. So show your community and holiday spirit by entering. More info go to

Ever seen or heard of LouisVillage? It’s downtown Louisville’s holiday shopping and activities program that the DBA, LAD, Chamber, City and downtown businesses have been hosting for the last 4 years! We try to turn downtown into a winter village with festive lights and decorations, carriage rides, WinterSkate, weekend visits with Santa, and other fun activities for shoppers and families alike. We are gearing up for our annual advertising campaign and ask for any and all downtown businesses, especially retail and restaurants, to consider giving a minimum of $100 to our advertising fund because we do this for YOU! All help is appreciated! Please contact Jenni at The Singing Cook or Janet at Creative Framing Gallery for more information.

Be on the LDBA Board!
The Louisville Downtown Business Association is still seeking applicants for our Board of Directors. The Board determines the policy direction of the Association, sponsors events (including the Street Faire, special projects and events, etc.), advocates for Downtown business, initiates and implements Downtown improvement projects (such as the original Main Street patios), produces the Downtown Dialogue and other website/media communications, and anything we and our members feel passionate about. The Board is most interested in candidates who will interface with the Downtown services sector and who will assist with communications, IT and graphics, and can commit to a 3 year term. The Board meets monthly, currently at 8:00 am on the second Thursday of the month. Please send letters of interest and a brief summary of qualifications to the LDBA. Thank you!

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It’s finally Fall!

October is here, which means cooler weather, lovely colors, and some fabulous events and activities around town!

October Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
October 4
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful community event of art, food, wine, and live music! Stroll downtown and visit all the participating galleries, shops, cafes, and other businesses that come together for this monthly event. Have a snack, sip some wine and support local artists and businesses.

Art Show Closing Reception
October 4th
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.

Join us for a fabulous night of art, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music. Get a last peek at our four featured artists and welcome our newest artist members Cliff Austin, Nancy Wylie, Michael Charron, Jay Breese, and Mary Williams! Invite your friends and neighbors, bring your family, and enjoy mingling with the artists.

Cottage Industries in Louisville
October 4th
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

In an economically poor town like Louisville, families had to earn money however they could. Women in particular could make a little extra by working out of their homes doing laundry, dressmaking, or even tying flies for men to use to go fishing. Come by the Museum during the First Friday Art Walk to discover these and other cottage industries.

It’s a Stitch! ‒ Fiber Arts at the Library
October 4th
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
951 Spruce Street
1001 Main St.

After welcoming over 400 visitors at the First Friday Art Walk in June, the Louisville Public Library, in partnership with the Louisville Art Association, will be extending our hours and hosting an exciting and engaging First Friday Art Walk on Friday, October 4! Stop by the Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a Community Art Project and a chance to view art work from local artists.

Louisville Live!

Downtown Louisville Music Event
October 12th
4:00 ‒ 11:00 pm
Downtown Businesses

Head downtown on Saturday, October 12th for a fantastic evening of free music all over downtown Louisville! Many businesses and restaurants will be hosting bands of all sizes and genres beginning at 4:00 pm. Stroll the streets, pop into the shops, then grab dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants. Don’t miss this special event that adds to the unique charm that is downtown Louisville!

CenterStage Theatre

Audtions for Into the Woods
November 1 & 2nd ‒ by appointment
CenterStage Studios
901 Front St.

Open auditions for INTO THE WOODS for actors/singer ages 14 ‒ 20. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch... who raps? They’re all among the characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale story INTO THE WOODS. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. Visit our website for more information

Sweet Cow

Spirit Night with Monarch K-8
October 2nd
637 Front St.

Join Sweet Cow in supporting Monarch K-8 with Spirit Night! Come into Sweet Cow anytime on October 2nd and a percentage of the day’s proceeds will directly benefit Monarch K-8. Is there any better reason to grab some ice cream? So mark your calendar and drop into Sweet Cow for a scoop or two!


Did you know that Zucca is available for Business Meetings and Holiday Parties?
808 Main St.
Looking for a great, intimate place to host a small conference, meeting, or gathering? Zucca is available daily. Our on-site catering team can prepare anything from breakfast buffets and coffee bars to a full- service meal. Simple options like boxed lunches are also available. Right now, we’re also offering a discount for early bookings of Holiday Parties. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you plan your event.

Three Leaf Catering now based at Zucca!
808 Main St.
After months of construction, we’re pleased to announce the completion of our new catering facility connected to Zucca. A dedicated catering kitchen with offices above have centralized our catering operations and we’re looking forward to being able to work with our local community! Drawing from the menus of our five local multicultural menus (Zucca, The Huckleberry, The Chautauqua Dining Hall, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, and Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant) our experienced catering staff can build a fully customized menu that reflects the personalized taste and budget for any event. From weddings to business meetings, our goal is to create exactly what you’re looking for. You can learn more about our catering services at

The Huckleberry

A Louisville Tradition: Holiday Pies from the Huckleberry!
700 Main St.
Now is the time to place your order for Holiday Pies! Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan. Looking for something special? Give us a call and we’re happy to make it happen! 303-666-8020

Holiday Afternoon Tea at the Huckleberry
700 Main St.
Create a special memory with a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Huckleberry. Our holiday tea features a delightful table set with white linens and a traditional three-tiered tray of freshly baked sweet and savory delights. Enjoy a pot of one of our premium loose-leaf teas or make it special with a glass of sparkling wine. All served in the comfort of our cozy atmosphere with the hospitality of our thoughtful and attentive staff. Holiday Teas are being served daily from November.

Holiday Parties at the Huckleberry
700 Main St.
For the first time, we’re offering the Huckleberry for Holiday Parties on the evenings that we’re currently closed to the public, Sunday and Monday nights. It’s the perfect place for a casual and inviting office or social holiday gathering, and our catering staff can prepare a customized menu to suit your budget and your vision. Just give us a call and we’d love to work with you!

Gravity Brewing

Tsar Bomba Day
October 26th
12:00 – 11:00 pm
1150 Pine St. Unit B

Gravity Brewing is releasing several variations of their Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout on Oct. 26th ‒ all on tap! Join them for live music, yummy food from Gastronauts, and a Halloween Costume Contest at 9:00 pm. This is a brew release party not to be missed!

740 Front

Oregon Wine Dinner
October 22nd
6:30 pm
740 Front St.

Is there anything better than good food paired with good wine? Spend a lovely evening inside our restaurant known for its ambience and historic bar while enjoying 5 amazing courses alongside 5 delicious wines. Our Oregon Wine Dinner features wines curated from Siduri, Grand Moriane, Penner Ash, and more! Tickets are $95 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited, so call and reserve your spot today! Call 720-519-1972 or visit

The Singing Cook

Knife Sharpening
October 16th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

The Singing Cook hosts Knife Sharpening again in the parking lot behind our shop on October 16th. Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools beginning at 10:00 am. No appointment necessary but we do advise coming earlier. For pricing and future dates go to

Yoga Junction

Yoga for Tight Hips & Hamstrings with Jen Soule
October 27th & November 3rd
6:00 – 7:30 pm
927 Main St.

Do you suffer from chronically tight hips and hamstrings? Does limited flexibility prevent you from fully exploring certain yoga poses? If so, you are not alone! This 2-part workshop will explore a more mindful approach to improving flexibility and increasing stability and strength in the hips and hamstrings. This is an all levels class for any individual looking for more freedom of movement and comfort in sports and everyday activities. Class will include standing postures, dynamic movement, and simple on-the-mat stretches. Along the way, time will be spent discussing techniques for safely improving flexibility and strength with your yoga practice. Attendance of both classes is encouraged, but not required. Investment: $25 for one session | $40 for both sessions.

CLASS 1, October 27th: Learn about the major muscle groups that support the hips and lower back. Explore how to stretch those 5 muscle groups in different ways. Hint: One of the 5 muscle groups is your hamstrings.

CLASS 2, November 3rd: After reviewing stretches for the major muscle groups associated with our hips, learn how to strengthen and stabilize your hips and hamstrings with yoga.

Trailhead Wealth Management

Trailhead Camp 2019
Registration Open until October 31st
November 7th
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Folsom Field, 2250 Stadium Dr. Boulder, CO 80302
Byron R. White Club Level

Join Trailhead Wealth Management at their 3rd annual educational summit this November! Our vision for CAMP is to provide a place for you to further your knowledge of timely and interesting topics that are relevant to your life. Listen to 4 Great Speakers, 4 Thought-Provoking Topics. Free registration is now open! November 7th at Folsom Field, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Visit for more details and to register.

Mountain High Appliance

Professional Chef Demonstrations
Every Saturday 11:00 – 2:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
1110 Pine St.

Join us every Saturday and Sunday in our stunning showroom as professional chefs demonstrate the capabilities of top-brand appliances, such as Thermador, Miele, JennAir, Bosch and Dacor. Enjoy tasty samples while learning about the advanced fine dining restaurant technology available in today’s residential kitchen appliances.

Center Your Body Pilates

Grand Re-opening!
October 25th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
844 Main St., Ste. 101

We are expanding! Join us for our Grand Re-opening celebration on Friday, Oct. 25th for a special evening featuring Bruce and Mindy Mylrea, nationally renowned for paving the road to helping others find their way to wellness. Check out the Wellness Wagon, hear their story, and listen as they provide an incredible talk entitled “What to Eat Every Day for Optimal Health.” You’ll learn about the scientifically proven foods that should be consumed on a daily basis for optimal, sustainable health and wellness. Stay after for refreshments, snacks, and a meet and greet. Mingle and check out the changes and what’s new at Center Your Body Pilates! We’re so excited to share this FREE event with the Louisville community! Hope to see you there! For more info, email:

Louisville Cultural Council Events

Stories on Stage Performs “The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West” Excerpts from the 2019 “On The Same Page” Book Selection
October 2nd
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

Join Stories on Stage as they perform excerpts from “The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West.” An unforgettable book by one of the finest reporters of our time, The Last Cowboys is a moving tribute to an American way of life. This free event is sponsored by the Louisville Cultural Council in partnership with the Louisville Public Library. For more information about the 2019 On the Same Page Program, please visit: Free event. No ticket or reservation needed. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

An Evening with Acoustic Eidolon
October 5th
7:30 pm, doors 7:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

The Louisville Cultural Council is pleased to present An Evening with Acoustic Eidolon. The duo features Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello. From Colorado, they have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. Joe is a co-founder of the local band, Wind Machine along with Wildwood Music owner Steve Mesplé. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences. They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as “an evening of brilliant instrumentality,” and Georgia’s Good Life Magazine enthuses, “Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today.” TICKETS: $15 at: Any unsold tickets available at the door.

METEORITES! Presented by the Fiske Planetarium
October 16th
7:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

Learn about asteroids, where they come from, what they are made of, how they might impact the Earth and other solar system bodies, and how to tell the difference between a meteorite and an Earth rock. We bring a set of meteorites with us, as well as some Earth rocks that are commonly mistaken for meteorites. This is a free event.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Money Matters: Medicare Options
October 9th
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Library 2nd Floor Board Room
951 Spruce Street

Planning your retirement and new to Medicare, or just need a refresher? Please join us for an informative educational session. Learn about the four Medicare parts, Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D, and Medicare Supplement insurance. Whether you have already enrolled, or are just starting to think about signing up, this seminar will help! You may be interested for yourself or for a loved one. Whatever your situation, this class will help you understand Medicare and your choices. Money Matters features a different topic each month.

Green Living Resource Fair
October 12th
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Discover how to lessen your impact with regional experts and Louisville-specific rebates and resources that focus on reducing energy usage, improving water conservation and more! Free for all ages. Additional information will be coming soon to the Louisville Sustainability webpage.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Health & Fitness Tips
Adult women
October 21st
10:00 – 11:30 am
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Tips for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Registration is requested.

Stories in the Dark by the Boulder Valley Spellbinders
Evening Storytelling Program at the Museum Outdoor Campus (Ages 6+)
October 25th
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main Street

Start your Halloween festivities out right with spooky Halloween stories from the Boulder Valley Spellbinders for adults and children ages 6 and up. Bring a blanket or chairs, if desired. Rain Date: Saturday, October 26th.

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