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Historic Preservation Building

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

Vaughn House
701 Lincoln

This house was constructed in 1900 by John and Annie Jaska. It was then purchased in 1902 by Iva Lemon Jefferson, in 1910 by Thomas and Edith Horn, in 1920 by Arthur and Polly Viggers, and was also owned from 1932 until the 1980’s by Ambrose and Audrey Vaughn. For a time, the front of the house was the Pine Street side.

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

Chamber of Commerce News
Get ready for the Taste, coming in June.

Friday, May 4

Talented national and local artists showcase their work at the galleries and stores Downtown. Enjoy an evening of good art, good food and drink, and good friends. Every Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

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Mother’s Day is May 13

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers who are the fabulous, nurturing people in our lives. Celebrate the day at one of our wonderful restaurants or take a stroll down Main Street and Front Street and indulge in a massage, yoga lesson or special gift. It’s your day and you deserve to be honored.

Afternoon Tea at the Huckleberry

700 Main Street
May 7 – 14
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Create a new tradition with Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Huckleberry for an indulgent experience to celebrate MOM! Cost is $22 per person. ($15 children 10 and under)

Reservations are required 24-hours in advance as The Huck team will be baking for you fresh on the morning of your tea time. Parties of all sizes are welcome!

Cinco De Mayo

Gravity Brewing
1150 Pine St. Unit B
May 5

Gravity Brewing will release its Mexican-Style Lager - Cerveza Espacial in 12oz cans on May 5 at 12:00 pm at the Tasting Room. They will also have several specialty versions of Cerveza Espacial on tap including Pineapple Lime Cerveza, Mango Habanero Cerveza, Cucumber Dill Cerveza & Mexican Radler! Gastronauts will be cooking up some awesome Mexican food and live music from The Hunter Hamilton Group starts around 7:00 pm. What a great way to kick off summer!

And Here’s Another Great Way to Kick of Summer – the 2018 Street Faire

In case you missed it last month, here’s the lineup. Check out more about these bands and listen to their music on our Street Faire Page

June 8
Kyle Hollingsworth - Jam Band (and String Cheese Incident band member)

June 15
Locos Por Juana - Latin Fusion

June 22
Blitzen Trapper - Country/Folk/Rock

June 29
Shinyribs - Country Soul/Swamp Funk

July 13
Samantha Fish - Jump Blues (and a Street Faire favorite)

July 20
Gasoline Lollipops - Alt Country/Jam Band (and local favorites)

July 27
The Young Dubliners - Celtic Rock

Aug. 10
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Soul/R&B

Opening Artists Reception and Tony Finocchio Jewelry Trunk Show

Creative Framing
916 Main St.
May 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Jewelry designer Tony Finocchio will be at Creative Framing Art Gallery during First Friday Artwalk, showcasing his new collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind silver, gold and gemstone rings, pendants and earrings. Also the Gallery will host an opening reception for dynamic and expressive painters, Theresa Beckemeyer, Betsy Cole, and Margot Rowan and landscape photographer Andy Schwartz. Don’t miss the inspirational work of these fine artists.

Bolder Insurance Sponsors the Boulder Bolder

Bolder Insurance
800 Jefferson Ave.

For the second year, Bolder Insurance will be a major sponsor of the Bolder Boulder, May 26 – May 28, sponsoring the Pro Athlete Lounge at the new Embassy Suites on Canyon & 28th St. and the Legends Reception, Saturday, May 26.

Bolder Insurance owner Brent Friesth is a former elite runner and has run over 30 Bolder Boulders with a personal record of 30:59, many of these in the Elite Field. Bolder Insurance has worked with many Bolder Boulder legends including Frank Shorter, Arturo Barrios, Alan Culpepper, Rosa Mota, Uta Pippig, and Sarah Slattery.

Brent says, “Our business was built on the running community. When we started in the insurance industry in 1989, most of our customers were local runners and pro-athletes. So we are proud to have the opportunity to give back to the community that helped us start it all.”

Celebrate Pilates Day

Center Your Body Pilates
844 Main Street, Suite 101
and Memory Square Park
May 4 & 5

In an effort to enhance the awareness of Pilates and its value to all, the Center will hold two events. On May 4 it will host a lecture from 6:00 – 7:30 pm with Linda Shelton, world renowned Fitness & Wellness educator and former editor of Shape Magazine. Her lecture will focus on “Spring Cleaning for the Soul.” Refreshments will be provided by Bittersweet Cafe and El Dorado Springs Water.

On Saturday May 5, the Center will offer a fun Pilates Day event at Memory Square Park with two classes: a Pilates class led by Center Owner June E. Kahn, CPT and internationally renowned “Will Power & Grace” (a blend of pilates, yoga and mindfulness) taught by Master Instructor Jess Hall. The classes will include Blue Tooth Headphones provided by Sound Off Experience to make this a truly mind body experience. The classes will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The event is FREE but voluntary donations for Cancer Research are being accepted. Find out more at or call, 720 398 8319

Louisville Public Library Offerings

Be sure to check the library website for ALL scheduled programs

55+ Maker Program: Passing Hats
2nd Floor Makerspace
May 7
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Passing Hats is a volunteer group that makes hats on looms for cancer patients of all ages. All supplies will be provided. Due to room size, the group is limited to 12 people. Registration is requested.

Author Program featuring Patricia Schudy
2nd Fl. Board Room
May 2
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Author Patricia Schudy talks about her book and how changing the role of an adult oldest daughter can also transform sibling and other family relationships. Discover that birth order is a fact, not a fate as illustrated in, “Oldest Daughters: What to Know if You Are One or Have Ever Been Bossed Around by One.” Patricia is a former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. A resident of Colorado since moving from the Midwest five years ago, she is currently at work on her first novel, a mystery triggered by family lore.

First Friday Art Walk at the Museum: Lost Louisville: Remembering its Past Buildings
Historical Museum
May 4
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Louisville’s historical downtown buildings contribute to its strong sense of place. At this event during Preservation Month, we’ll use the Museum’s historic photo collection to look at images of buildings that are gone, including Front Street saloons and Main Street grocery stores.

Money Matters: Estate Planning 101
1st Fl. Board Room
May 9
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Estate Planning is for your peace of mind and to make things easier for your family. Join us for an overview of Estate Planning to help you understand the available options, term definitions, and common pitfalls to avoid. Topics to be covered:
  • Naming guardians for minors
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Pay on Death
  • Joint tenancy
Probate... and much more

All Day Kickoff for Summer Reading
1st Fl. Meeting Room
May 25
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer Reading 2018 Registration opens with a fun-filled day where you can register the whole family and learn about this year’s programs! Drop in anytime to get signed up to read all summer long at the Library!

  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Jasbo will make balloon creations
  • 12:00 – 2:00
    Get a Libraries Rock! temporary tattoo
  • 2:00 – 4:00
    Music by Tyler T. with his didgeridoo

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