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Give A Day By Giving A Book

Mayor Fischer’s “Give A Day” Week of April 15 – 22 is coming up. Have you scheduled some time to give to someone else as volunteer? It’s hard, or it can be hard to fit it in. Some people I know are natural “givers” and are much better at volunteering their time than I. Here is just one of the inventive ways I have come across to give. Earlier this week, The Jefferson County Public Schools sent home a letter to past volunteers asking for support for the goal to send every elementary and middle school student home for the…


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Unplugging One Kid At A Time

Everybody is basketball crazed but this weather really makes me want to golf. There’s nothing like popping some allergy medicine and hitting the course to be in the great outdoors for a few hours. The opportunity to be outside and unplugged is really the enjoyment I get out of golf. It certainly isn’t my mediocre putting skills or the slice off the tee. Let me reiterate my love of being unplugged from technology while on the golf course.  I first started playing golf on a semi regular basis a couple of years ago. The best decision I ever made was…


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Art in Nature at Bernheim

Bernheim Aboretum and Research Forest is offering a unique opportunity for the public to interact with nature and art at the same time. World renowned installation artist, Patrick Dougherty, will be creating an installation at Bernheim April 9 – 26.. Bernheim’s web site describes Doughterty. “Patrick Dougherty has created over 200 large-scale, woven-willow art installations worldwide, and his whimsical sculptures draw visitors into the energy, magnitude and beauty of nature, influenced by the hands of the artist. Each piece is unique and built to fit the site, playing with perspectives, views and other components of the landscape.” To really know…


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Crayons for Hope

Do you remember the best part of going back to school was getting that new box of crayons! I know school supplies are far from any of our minds except for the occasional replacement folder needed at this time of year. Imagine no crayons, scissors, backpacks, wide ruled paper to begin the process of learning again after such a tragedy as the recent tornadoes. The fabulous folks at 102.3 The Max and Panera Bread have teamed up to help the kids in Henryville get their school supplies back. This Friday morning at 6am The Lambert & Lindsey Show will kick…


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Wild Women and Knit Bombs- Oh My!

Today I’m posting about two not to be missed events for this weekend and next weekend. For a little taste of St James be sure to stop in to the Wild Women Wearable Art Show today and tomorrow at the Marriott Courtyard. Yes, that is the downtown Marriott and well worth the trip! Then in preparation for a First Annual Knit Bomb get your crochet and knitting needles out to participate. See below for details. Wild Women Wearable Art Show This Weekend! Friday 1:00 – 7:00pm & Saturday 10:00 – 3:00 Marriott Courtyard, 100 South 2nd St. Four awesome women…


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Out of the Box Valentine Offerings

I know it’s tempting to nestle in and sit by the fire this weekend but treat your favorite Valentine to something artsy or out of the box. The snow only adds a new dimension to the adventure of going. Here are my picks for the weekend. Friday Film Screening: Moulin Rouge Speed Museum Friday, February 10 6:30 to 9:30p Witness art of the Belle Époque in Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color, then watch the spectacle come to life in Baz Luhrmann’s production of Moulin Rouge! Snack on complimentary popcorn from the Popcorn Station and have a…


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Artsy Options for This Weekend

Get out of your comfort zone this weekend and check out one or all three of these Artsy Activities. Friday Night – Free Admission ( Best Bargain ) Bourbon Baroque, Inc. First Friday Cantata Series Friday February 3, 2012 Performances at 7:30pm & 8:30pm St. John United Church of Christ 637 E. Market Street (Clay and Market) Louisville, KY Bourbon Baroque: Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble, performs music of Antonio Vivaldi for the second installment of its First Friday Cantata Series, in conjunction with the Downtown Trolley Hop! Featuring soprano Kelly Ballou. These petite concerts are cultural jewels and a great…


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Mega Cavern Lights Under Louisville – Start a New Holiday Tradition

For the past 10 years my family has had a Holiday tradition to head over to Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights.  The light display, animal petting barn, craft exhibits, Kentucky Horse Park gift shop and the Kentucky Train Associations model train display has been just the ticket to get us in the Holiday spirit.  Listening to Christmas Carols on the way over and stopping at Claudia Sanders on the way back has always been a family favorite. However, this year we altered our Christmas light tradition and decided to head to The Mega Cavern’s Light Under Louisville…


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Fund for the Arts Listened and Acted

Last week the Fund for the Arts unveiled a new revenue stream for non-profit arts groups in the community. I say, “Way to think outside of the box!” and “Thank you!”  I had the pleasure of going to one of the first demos for the Louisville site Power2give.org. We have to give kudos to Charlotte, North Carolina’s Arts and Science Council for their brainchild, Power2give.org. Charlotte unveiled their site in late August and has seen successful results with funding in their area. What is power2give.org? In a nutshell it is “an online cultural marketplace designed to connect donors with projects…


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It’s great to be a Louisvillian this weekend!

Okay Louisville I realize there are a ton of awesome things to do here in Louisville this weekend. Lt. Kessinger, the head of special events for the LMPD has told me there are 8 big events just on Saturday alone! Because I love and work for The St. James Court Art Show I must plug it, however, I know you will be able to work some of these other great events into the mix too. This kind of weekend is why we love to be Louisvillians! Old Louisville is gearing up for St James. Today the food vendors began to…


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