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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…


maker faire

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 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 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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Busy Month at LouisvilleKy’s zoo

LouisvilleKY., – September is a busy month at The Louisville Zoo. Here’s what’s going on:   Sept. 9 7th Annual WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert 1 p.m. in the Oasis Field Take a trip back in time with the best of 60s and 70s local bands when they get together for one huge concert. FREE with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership. Bring a chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 12:55 p.m.         National Anthem by The Doo Wop All Stars 1 p.m.                 The Epics 2 p.m.                 Wulfe Bros. with Sherry Edwards 4 p.m.                 Doo Wop All Stars…


Graphiti American Printing House for the Blind

How LouisvilleKY’s American Printing House for the Blind celebrated Monday’s Eclipse

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in known history, people who are blind experienced the solar eclipse, as it happened, thanks to a developing technology that allowed them to feel a real time, changing image. Employees of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the co-inventor of the Graphiti™, and students of the Kentucky School for the Blind gathered together to “touch” the sun and experienced this historic event with their friends, family, and co-workers. Graphiti, a device being developed by APH and Orbit Research, combines an array of 2400 movable pins with image software to…


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University of Louisville athletics program looks to new year

Louisville, KY., – Last season, the University of Louisville finished 26th nationally in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup national all-sports standings, its highest ever.  CBS Sports has recognized the UofL Athletics program among the top seven nationally in its annual “Best in College Sports” review in four of the last five years, including a No. 7 ranking in the 2016-17 season.  The Cardinals have been successful in their new home in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  In its three years in the ACC, Louisville has a combined 333-106 record in the four sports of baseball, football and men’s and women’s basketball,…


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LouisvilleKY’s IdeaFestival 2017 Releases Full Agenda

Presenters include CNN’s John King, play expert Peter Gray, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, musician psychiatrist Richard Kogan, WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss and more LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeaFestival® 2017, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces Delta Dental as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Festival boasts over 20 presenters who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Festival Passes are currently on sale for $249. Festival Pass pricing will increase and Day Passes will be available on September 5th. The Festival kicks off…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation from Sam Shine Foundation

Louisville, KY., – Botanica, Inc. has received a gracious donation of $1 million from the Sam Shine Foundation, a charitable organization founded by area businessman and philanthropist Sam M. Shine, to advance development of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Mr. Shine is founder, president and owner of Samtec, Inc., a $40 million corporation headquartered in New Albany, Indiana, that manufactures electronic connectors. A lifelong New Albany resident, Mr. Shine graduated from Indiana University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Including the $1 million donation, Botanica has raised $5.7 million for the first phase of the project….