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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates Mother’s Day

May at the Zoo Presented by McDonalds® Restaurants of Kentuckiana Mothers get into Zoo Free Mother’s Day   Louisville, KY., – Mothers get free general admission to the Louisville Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The day includes Zoo keeper talks featuring the Zoo’s animal moms and a scavenger hunt. The first 500 moms receive a free goody bag. McDonaldland® characters Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar will make appearances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other May events at the Zoo: Throo the Zoo May 13 The wildest 5K run/walk in town is May 13…


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Hey LouisvilleKY! Learn how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours!

Information from www.lfpl.org Louisville, Ky., – Want to learn how to belly dance? Make origami? Raise chickens? Brew Turkish coffee? These are just a sample of more than 100 things you can learn in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to make a robot, bullet journal, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance a Renaissance jig, spot fake news, and write Arabic calligraphy. Kid-friendly activities include how to make ice cream in a bag, how to play percussion from around the…


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First Steller’s Sea-Eagle Hatchlings in LouisvilleKY in 48 years

Photos taken from The Louisville Zoo’s nest cam… Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Zoo is thrilled to announce the first Steller’s sea-eagle hatchlings in the Zoo’s 48-year history. The Zoo’s collection has included Steller’s sea-eagles for nearly 20 years, although the new sea-eagle exhibit opened in 2013 and features a 50-foot-tall aviary where you can see red-breasted geese, azure-winged magpie and mandarin ducks. The eaglets can be seen daily on a nest cam at the exhibit in Glacier Run.   “These two hatchings are significant to the Species Survival Plan as a whole bringing the total of Steller’s sea-eagle managed population…


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LouisvilleKy’s science museum gets a financial boost

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The PPG Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Kentucky Science Center to support school visits by the organization’s “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” traveling science education program. The donation was made on behalf of PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings plant and distribution center in Louisville. Supported by the PPG Foundation for three years, the interactive “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program travels to local and regional schools to teach students how chemistry affects various industries, technology and the environment. As part of the show, students explore and observe chemistry in action courtesy of…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo throws another party for the planet

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 30   The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: a Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April includes special activities: zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 30 and conservation-minded events every weekend.   “This is truly an incredible event for those in our community…


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Cuban art sale to benefit LouisvilleKY graduate students

LOUISVILLE, KY — The University of Louisville Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (http://sun.louisville.edu) is holding a special sale of original artwork by Cuban artists through April 1 at City Cafe on Broadway.   In all, 35 pieces by prominent Cuban artists are available in the collection, including some pieces acquired from the National Art Gallery of Cuba. Others were obtained by Professor John Gilderbloom during dozens of trips to the island nation on friendship tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department of the U.S. Government between 1997-2016. Gilderbloom is donating the artwork to the sale.   100% of Proceeds from…


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LouisvilleKY student nabs 2nd Derby Festival Spelling Bee title

  March 11, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – 11-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville is a two-time champion after winning her second consecutive Derby Festival Spelling Bee. Singh also won the competition in 2016.  She correctly spelled “Gloxinia” – Any of several tropical South American plans of the genus Sinningia. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Ashley DeVore of Fayette County, Kentucky, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is a 7th grade student at…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bellarmine and JCPS to host second annual STEAM Maker Faire for local students

  Louisville, KY., – The second Bellarmine-JCPS STEAM Maker Faire will take place Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Bellarmine University’s SuRF Center. The free event will feature students (with project teachers and coaches) presenting their designs and creations based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) investigations they have learned as part of a partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson County Public Schools. Last year’s event drew over 200 community visitors observing and participating in experiments involving topics such as robotics, coding and solar energy; while this year’s specific exhibits promise to be a surprise, organizers…


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Mayor launches startup to help LouisvilleKY companies train and retain talent

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Degrees Work, a city-sponsored startup that works directly with companies and organizations to encourage their employees to return to college and complete a degree. “With today’s low unemployment rates, companies are in a fierce battle to attract and retain talented employees,” the Mayor said.  “Degrees Work offers those companies an affordable way to help more of their employees go back to college to earn 2-year and 4-year degrees – increasing retention and employee engagement while adding skills to their teams.” For the past seven years, Louisville has been working to improve college…


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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…