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New LouisvilleKY ECHO Mobile unveiled

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program. The “ECHO Mobile” will take the ECHO Program on the road, allowing programming once held solely at Jefferson Memorial Forest to be available in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. “In the past, we’ve been fortunate to be able to bring kids from nature poor areas in Louisville…


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Fourth Street Live! hosts twisted Halloween party

LOUISVILLE’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO FOURTH STREET LIVE! Run away with the twisted circus on October 27th and 28th   Louisville, KY  – This Halloween season, Fourth Street Live! will once again lead people on a journey into a bizarre world of  draw dropping performances as the twisted circus blurs the lines between nightmare and reality on October 27th and 28th.   Step right up, dance fans, because Friday will feature a live concert by EDM (electronic dance music) artist, Ookay (tickets $5 in advance, $10 at door). Saturday will have Louisville’s biggest costume contest with $4,800 in prizes and performances by Eight Inch Elvis and DJ Syimone. Saturday’s festivities…


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LOUISVILLE, KY (OCTOBER 13, 2017) -Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters will unite at Fourth Street Live! to share their innovations and ideas. Makers will be present from noon-5pm to present their experiments, projects, and hobbies on Saturday, October 21st. This is a family-friendly event until 5pm, and then Big Kid fun will begin at 6pm for those 21+. The 5th annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire has created a new partnership with Fourth Street Live! this year, as the event continues to grow. The Mini Maker Fair has previously been held in union with Nulu Fest and at West Main Street’s Museum Row. In 2006, the editors of _Make: Magazine_ set out…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces departure of Les Waters

  Louisville, KY – Les Waters and the Board of Directors announced today that Mr. Waters will step down as Artistic Director after six seasons at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville. Waters will depart in the summer of 2018, following the close of the 2017-2018 season, to pursue personal projects. Les Waters said today, “It has been a privilege to lead, along with Jennifer Bielstein and lately Kevin E. Moore, one of America’s great artistic institutions. I am deeply grateful to the Board, staff, artists, volunteers and audiences for all their support. Together we have had considerable success…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is now open

  Louisville, Ky.,- After celebrating the summer with butterflies, the Louisville Zoo kicks off the Halloween season with the “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House in the same space as Butterflies n’ Blooms, weather permitting, now through Oct. 31 with support from Orkin.   Guests can stroll alongside the spiders and their intricate webs in the 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through spider house.   The “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is free with Zoo admission and is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Zoo closes early on nights of “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”). The spider house will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy™ Celebrates Sustainability with a “Toast the Trees” Campaign

Angel’s Envy will Plant a White Oak Tree for social media posts with the Hashtag #AE4THETREES in September LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to ensure that there are always enough American white oak trees for future generations of whiskey lovers, Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, will once again Toast the Trees this September in celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month. “The ‘Toast the Trees’ initiative is a fun and easy way for our consumers and fans to interact with Angel’s Envy on social media and have a real impact on our…


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LouisvilleKY’s Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of 1,000 Monarch Butterflies from Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 23 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities will include: Craft stations. Visit craft stations like buggy headbands, tie-dye butterflies and more! Education stations. View specimen boxes and more buggy artifacts. Butterfly tagging. Enjoy bonding time with the family while supporting wildlife when you help tag monarch butterflies. Tagging monarchs helps to track their migration and monitor their population.Tagging is first come, first served. Pollinator parades. Join the fun! Kids can wear their own butterfly wings…


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LouisvilleKY’s official stargazers to host special event at Norton Commons

Free, all-ages stargazing event to be held on Oct. 7 _ _ PROSPECT, Ky.- Norton Commons announced today an upcoming evening under the stars at the community’s lakefront amphitheater Oct. 7, as the University of Louisville Rauch Planetarium staff and the Louisville Astronomical Society hold their third annual tour of the universe. The event will offer outdoor stargazing opportunities and tips, and is completely open to residents and non-residents alike free of charge.   High-powered telescopes will be set up throughout the tiered steps of the amphitheater, providing an interactive all-ages educational event. Dr. Tom Tretter, Director of the UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will be…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held  Sunday, October 8th

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Sunday, October 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, live artist demonstrations, a kid’s area, food, craft beer, local wine, pumpkins and more. Admission and parking are free.   “South Louisville has so many independent businesses to be proud of,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. “The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates First Ever World Gorilla Day

    Global Celebration of Gorillas Kicks off September 24   Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 24. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. The inaugural year for World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th anniversary of Karisoke Research Center, operated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). Established by Dian Fossey, Karisoke is the longest running gorilla field study site dedicated to…